Marja Thorén

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CONTEXT Patients with classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) receive lifelong, often supraphysiological, glucocorticoid therapy. Pharmacological doses of glucocorticoids are an established risk factor for osteoporosis. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to evaluate bone mineral density (BMD), fracture prevalence, and markers of bone metabolism in adult(More)
OBJECTIVE To study retrospectively long-term outcomes of patients with adrenocorticotropic hormone-producing pituitary tumors that were treated with stereotactic Leksell gamma knife unit radiosurgery. METHODS Eighty-nine patients aged 5 to 67 years were treated between 1976 and 1985. Eighteen patients aged 18 to 68 years (mean age, 41 yr) were followed in(More)
CONTEXT Gender-atypical behavior has been described in young girls as well as in women with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) due to a CYP21A2 deficiency. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to assess health-related, psychosexual, and psychosocial parameters and correlate the results to CYP21A2 genotype. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS Sixty-two Swedish women(More)
OBJECT The purpose of this study was to assess the long-term treatment efficacy and morbidity of patients who undergo gamma knife radiosurgery (GKS) for craniopharyngioma. METHODS Twenty-one consecutive Swedish patients were evaluated retrospectively: 11 children (< or = 15 years) and 10 adults. The time from diagnosis to the most recent follow-up imaging(More)
Serum concentrations of insulin-like growth factors 1 and 2 (IGF-1 and IGF-2), the low molecular weight form of IGF binding protein (IGFBP-1), insulin, C-peptide and GH were determined in six healthy subjects and four patients with GH deficiency during 30 min of moderate physical exercise on the cycle ergometer. The load corresponded to 60% of individual(More)
CONTEXT In congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) caused by different mutations, feminizing surgery is mostly performed in childhood, and many patients are lost to follow-up. OBJECTIVE/PATIENTS A follow-up study on 62 CAH women aged 18-63 yr and 62 age-matched controls to correlate findings of both operative method and mutation was performed. DESIGN(More)
No treatment modality has been entirely successful in the management of pituitary adenomas. Although most patients with pituitary microadenomas can be cured by transsphenoidal surgery, the results are less satisfactory in macroadenomas in particular with suprasellar and/or parasellar extension. Additional treatment is then called for. Conventional(More)
In a double-blind cross-over study with recombinant methionyl growth hormone (GH) and placebo during 12 weeks, the effect of GH substitution therapy (0.5-06 IU.kg-1.week-1) on physical performance, muscle strength, bone mineral density, and mood and cognitive functions was investigated in 6 GH-deficient adults. During GH substitution serum concentrations of(More)
Serum insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) levels within normal range for age have been reported to be common in adults with GH deficiency (GHD). Therefore, serum IGF-I levels were determined in 152 consecutive patients (71 women and 81 men) with evidence of hypothalamic-pituitary disorders or previous cranial radiation, who fulfilled the presently used(More)
We studied serum bone alkaline phosphatase (ALP) isoforms and other markers of bone turnover in growth hormone-deficient (GHD) adults (n = 22). The patients were followed during 1 week of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) administration, 40 micrograms/kg of body weight/day (n = 6), and during 24 months of growth hormone (GH) therapy, 0.125 IU/kg of body(More)