Marcos P. Manavela

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CONTEXT Hypopituitarism in adults is known to be associated with deleterious effects on body composition, lipid profile and quality of life (QoL). This was attributed to GH deficiency. The potential role of glucocorticoid overreplacement had never been investigated. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether reduction in glucocorticoid replacement dose to more(More)
PURPOSE The current article looks at some of the factors associated with pituitary adenomas displaying unusually aggressive biological and clinical behaviour in patients with acromegaly. METHODS This was a retrospective, narrative review of previously published evidence chosen at the authors' discretion and presented from the perspective of a Latin(More)
We evaluated results of temozolomide (TMZ) therapy in six patients, aged 34-78 years, presenting aggressive pituitary tumors. In all the patients tested O(6)-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) immunoexpression in surgical specimens was absent. Patients received temozolomide 140-320 mg/day for 5 days monthly for at least 3 months. In two patients(More)
INTRODUCTION Acromegaly is a rare disease with a large burden due its associated comorbidities and the life-long management required. Since the occurrence and severity of associated complications are related to length of exposure to the excess growth hormone seen in acromegaly, early diagnosis is imperative. The delay in diagnosis, however, can be long, and(More)
In the familial form of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), two or more members of the same family have to be affected with PTC. Prevalence is around 5% of all PTC. We performed a clinical analysis in 79 relatives of 16 patients of 7 unrelated kindred with the diagnosis of familial papillary thyroid carcinoma (FPTC). The results were compared with a control(More)
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