Martina Siracusano

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In five L-thyroxine-substituted hypothyroid children with partial epilepsy serum total thyroxine (T4) and free T4 (FT4) significantly (P less than 0.01) decreased following 2 months of carbamazepine (CBZ) administration (20 mg/kg per BW per day) from mean (+/- SD) values of 12.7 +/- 1.1 micrograms/dl and 15.5 +/- 1.8 pg/ml to mean values of 7.5 +/- 2.3 and(More)
Several parameters of thyroid function were studied in 112 non-ketoacidotic youngsters with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). Levels of thyroxine (T4), reverse triiodothyronine (rT3), thyroxine-binding globulin (TBG) and T3 were lower than in controls, whereas FT4, and FT3 were normal. T4 levels in IDDM patients were positively related to T3, rT3(More)
The effects of an iv thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH) bolus on serum growth hormone (GH) and cortisol levels were evaluated in 59 children and adolescents with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and in 24 healthy, age-matched control subjects. In the IDDM group GH baseline levels sharply rose within 30 min after TRH and successively normalized.(More)
Height and sitting height were measured in all the 28 patients (19 females and 9 males) of our Thalassaemic Centre who exhibited evidence of cessation of growth. Their average final stature, which had been spontaneously achieved at an age ranging from 15.0-21.5 years (mean 17.9), was slightly lower with respect to the mean standards for women (159.1 +/- 8.4(More)
Little is known on how the conceptual description of Shared Decision Making (SDM) accomplishes clinical practice in the context of lifetime disabilities as in particular Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), when intervention is long-lasting and requires constant family involvement. This study aimed mainly to investigate to what extent the staff's competence in(More)
Significant high titres (1:400-1:25,600) of circulating thyroid microsomal antibodies (MCHA) were found in the sera of 5 out of 59 non-ketoacidotic, insulin-dependent diabetic (IDDM) patients (mean age 14.5 years). Among these five patients (four females, one male), all of whom were over 11 years, two also had thyroglobulin antibodies. Increased thyrotropin(More)