Martha G Suárez

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We critically evaluated the diagnostic value of IGF-I and IGF-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) in GH deficiency (GHD) in children and adults using receiver operating characteristic (ROC) plot analysis. Sixty-six children (chronological age, 1.3-15 yr) were studied: 34 GHD and 32 idiopathic short stature (ISS). Ninety-two adults (chronological age, 18-70 yr) were(More)
The evolution of prolactinomas in children and adolescents continues to be controversial. Girls have more prevalence of microprolactinomas and their signs and symptoms are related to hyperprolactinemia and the resulting hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism. In males, the greater incidence of macroadenomas results in the presence of neuro-ophthalmologic signs. The(More)
UNLABELLED The evolution of prolactinomas in children and adolescents continues to be controversial. We report on the long-term evolution (2-20 yr) of prolactinomas in 40 patients (29 F, 11 M). In females, the age for the onset of symptoms ranged between 8 and 16 yr and the age at which diagnosis was made ranged from 15 to 19 yr; in males, ages ranged from(More)
The objective of this study was to measure the urinary excretion of the main melatonin metabolite 6-sulfatoxymelatonin in obese and normal weight (wt) boys and girls. The study included 94 subjects, aged 4-15.7 yr (50 obese and 44 normal wt; 48 boys) classified as: mid-childhood (4-7.99 yr), late-childhood (8-12 yr) and pubertal (10.1-15.7 yr, Tanner(More)
OBJECTIVE To study hormonal and histological parameters of paediatric-adolescent varicocele in order to know certain aspects of its natural history, in an attempt to find prognostic markers of testicular damage. DESIGN AND METHODS In a prospective cross-sectional study, we evaluated 93 children and adolescents with left unilateral varicocele and 29(More)
BACKGROUND It is possible that genes on the X chromosome are expressed differently depending of its parental origin. The objective of this study was to determine the influence of the parental origin of the X-chromosome on phenotypic variability, response to rhGH and on the biochemical profile of TS patients. METHODS This was a cross-sectional multicenter(More)
BACKGROUND Glycosylated prolactin (G-PRL) is considered as the major post-translational modification of prolactin (PRL) showing reduced lactotropic and mitogenic activities compared to non-glycosylated prolactin (NG-PRL). AIM To evaluate the evolution of G-PRL in normoprolactinemic children and adolescents and to analyze possible variations in(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate melatonin secretion in adult hypopituitary patients with Growth Hormone deficiency (AGHD) on and off replacement therapy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We studied 48 subjects: 12 (6 males) untreated AGHD (AGHDnt), 20 (10 males) treated AGHD (AGHDt) and 16 healthy subjects (8 males) as control group (CG). We measured urinary(More)
Longitudinal growth results from multifactorial and complex processes that take place in the context of different genetic traits and environmental influences. Thus, in view of the difficulties in comprehension of the physiological mechanisms involved in the achievement of normal height, our ability to make a definitive diagnosis of GH impairment still(More)
AIM To evaluate melatonin secretion in a group of untreated and treated male growth hormone (GH)-deficient children and adolescents. METHODS We studied 44 male subjects: 8 untreated GH-deficient patients (GHDnt), 16 treated GH-deficient patients (GHDt) and 20 healthy children and adolescents as control group (CG). We measured urinary 6-sulfatoxymelatonin(More)