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PURPOSE The knowledge of factors modulating the behaviour of bone mass is crucial for preventing and treating osteoporotic disease; among these factors, body weight (BW) has been shown to be of primary importance in postmenopausal women. Nevertheless, the relative effects of body composition indices are still being debated. Our aim was to analyze the(More)
It has been demonstrated that adrenomedullin, a newly discovered peptide with structural similarity to calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), is expressed in pituitary gland and affects basal and corticotropin (ACTH)-releasing factor (CRF)-stimulated ACTH release in animals, thus suggesting its potential role in regulating the(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the long-term effect of exercise on bone mineral density (BMD), bone mineral content (BMC) and body composition (BC) in post-menopausal women who were elite athletes during their youth compared with sedentary controls. SUBJECTS/METHODS It is a retrospective study and carried out in an(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to investigate the behaviour of plasma adrenomedullin (AM), a hypotensive peptide, in patients with malignant (MHT) and renovascular hypertension (RVH), 2 pathologic conditions in which renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is activated and to compare them with those in essential hypertensive patients (EHT) and normotensive(More)
UNLABELLED We demonstrated that osteoporosis is associated with a preferential type II muscle fiber atrophy, which correlates with bone mineral density and reduced levels of Akt, a major regulator of muscle mass. In osteoarthritis, muscle atrophy is of lower extent and related to disease duration and severity. INTRODUCTION Osteoarthritis (OA) and(More)
OBJECTIVE Adrenomedullin (AM) is a potent hypotensive peptide which may be implicated in the insulin regulatory system. Acute hyperinsulinemia exerts no influence on plasma AM in normal subjects while no data on obese subjects has been reported. PURPOSE The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of acute hyperinsulinemia on the plasma AM(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate plasma adrenomedullin (AM) concentration in primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP) and its effect on the regulation of blood pressure. Forty-one patients with PHP (25 normotensive and 16 hypertensive), and 31 healthy subjects (HS) were included in the study. As expected the total and ionized calcium and i-PTH serum levels(More)
The purpose of our study was to evaluate the behaviour of blood pressure (BP) by ambulatory monitoring of blood pressure (AMBP) in 53 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) compared to 100 essential hypertensive (EH) and 31 healthy subjects (HS). The correlations between calcium-phosphorus metabolism and haemodynamic parameters in all groups are(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to investigate the behavior of two endothelial vasoactive peptides, adrenomedullin (vasodilator) and endothelin-1 (vasoconstrictor), in human obesity with and without arterial hypertension. METHODS The study was carried out on 30 obese subjects (body mass index > 27 kg/m2) divided into two groups: 15 normotensive obese(More)