Mariana Purice

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The concentration of zinc and copper in the plasma and the erythrocytes of 24 children with Down's syndrome was measured and compared with the values in a control group of normal children. Zinc and copper were determined in this biologic material by flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry. A significant (p less than 0.001) decrease of the plasma zinc(More)
In normal subjects growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) have opposing effects on glucose metabolism. Active acromegaly is associated with insulin resistance (IR) and glucose intolerance although both GH and IGF-I are elevated. Our objective was to compare whether GH or IGF-I correlates more closely with IR and glucose intolerance in(More)
UNLABELLED The measurement of salivary cortisol provides a stress-free, non-invasive collection procedure, which reflects the changes in the hormone plasma levels. The aims of the present study were to determine the level of stress displayed by healthy patients who underwent different types of routine dental treatment procedures and to detect a possible(More)
The purpose of this program package is to provide computer-based assistance for the work performed in paramedical investigation laboratories: functional investigations, radiology, biochemical investigations, pathological anatomy, nuclear medicine, in hospitals, polyclinics, medical practices. The common characteristics regarding the management of the work(More)
BACKGROUND Somatostatin analogs (SSA) are now considered standard therapy for acromegaly, as primary or adjunctive treatment after pituitary surgery. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of SSA and the effect of dose escalation in non-operated patients with acromegaly as compared to patients treated after pituitary surgery in a Romanian tertiary care(More)
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