Manuela Caruso Nicoletti

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OBJECTIVE To compare the use of GnRH agonist (GnRH-a) versus hCG in triggering the follicular rupture in patients with polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) in whom ovulation was induced by gonadotropins. DESIGN Polycystic ovarian disease gonadotropin hyperstimulated cycles outcome was investigated in a prospective study. PATIENTS AND INTERVENTIONS(More)
Treatment of adolescents with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) during the transition period is a controversial issue. This paper is a contribution from the Italian community of paediatric and adult endocrinologists surveyed in a Delphi panel. The Delphi method is a structured communication technique, originally developed as a systematic, interactive(More)
Different prostaglandins (PG) seem to have luteolytic or luteotrophic function in relation to the phases of life of the human corpus luteum and in-vitro studies demonstrate a luteotrophic function of PGE2, PGI2, PGD2. The present study evaluated the effect of an inhibitor of prostaglandin synthesis on the hypophyseal and luteal responses to(More)
To determine how starvation affects adrenal steroidogenesis we measured the activities of 3 adrenal enzymes involved in corticosterone biosynthesis in a group of adult female rats. The animals were either starved for 7 days or fed ad libitum for the same period. Relative adrenal weight and plasma corticosterone levels were increased in the experimental(More)
The luteinizing hormone releasing hormone analog D-Trp6-Pro9-Net-LHRH (LHRHa) inhibits rat ovarian estradiol secretion. To determine whether LHRHa decreases serum estradiol concentrations solely by inhibiting gonadotropin secretion or, in addition, by influencing directly ovarian estradiol biosynthesis, we examined the effects of LHRHa on the activities of(More)
Ten patients with polycystic ovary disease (PCOD) had ovulation induction after pituitary suppression by gonadotropin releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) with GnRHa plus pure follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) or plus human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG). Duration of the stimulation period and gonadotropin doses were superimposable. A multifollicular response(More)
The pathogenesis of diabetes in thalassaemia is complex and multifactorial. Understanding the sequence of abnormalities in the progression from normal glucose tolerance to impaired glucose tolerance may help in the formulation of ways to intervene in this process. In our study, we assessed the effects of acarbose, an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor, in five(More)
The pattern of GH secretion during a continuous 4-h iv infusion of 1 microgram/kg.h GH-releasing hormone (1-44)-NH2 (GHRH-44) or saline was examined in 15 adult men. There was prompt release of GH beginning within 20 min of starting the GHRH-44 infusions, reaching peak GH levels of 43 +/- 11 (+/- SE) ng/ml within 60-90 min. This is similar to the peak GH(More)
Recombinant human growth hormone (r-hGH) is indicated for pediatric patients with a variety of growth disorders. Treatment with r-hGH requires long-term daily injections (1). Non-adherence or low adherence to treatment is associated with less favorable clinical outcomes, lower quality of life and higher healthcare costs (2,3). easypod has been specifically(More)