Miguel Madeira

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INTRODUCTION Acromegaly is one of the causes of secondary osteoporosis, although studies of bone mineral density (BMD) have yielded conflicting results and none of them have evaluated the bone properties. OBJECTIVES AND PATIENTS Our objective was to correlate, in a cohort of 82 acromegalic patients, BMD and bone microarchitecture, using dual-energy x-ray(More)
The aim of this case study is to describe changes in areal bone mineral density (aBMD) by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan, as well as volumetric bone density and microarchitecture by high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) in two patients with autosomal dominant osteopetrosis (ADO) and compare with 20 healthy(More)
Most vertebral fractures (VFs) are asymptomatic and incidentally found on X-rays. The effects of acromegaly on bone mineral density (BMD) are still controversial, and the prevalence of VFs in this specific population remains uncertain. The objective of this study was to assess VFs in acromegaly through vertebral fracture assessment (VFA) by dual-energy(More)
This study aims to evaluate the presence of arthropathy in the large peripheral joints most commonly affected in acromegaly and to classify the severity according to the functional assessment of each joint to identify any factor that could predict the development of arthropathy and its level of severity. Seventy-one acromegalic patients were interviewed and(More)
The study of articular sounds using a computerized system (SonoPAK) in patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) of inflammatory origin revealed an increase of vibratory energy when compared to asymptomatic individuals. The following conclusions were reached: 1. The amount of vibratory energy registered in these patients ranged from 8.50 to 57.61 Hz.(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is to establish whether the use of an intragastric balloon (IGB) for 6 months improves lung function, metabolic parameters, and body fat distribution in patients with overweight/obesity and metabolic syndrome (MS). METHODS This is a longitudinal and interventional study on 40 adults, whose anthropometric, laboratory,(More)
With the aim of studying in the fibrous structure of the compact bone, as revealed by the split-line technique, unilateral surgical transposition of the masseter muscle from the masseteric fossa to the central area of the mandibular body below the molar teeth was performed in seven adult rabbits. Six months later the animals were killed, their mandibles(More)
Bone mineral density (BMD) seems not to be decreased in young patients given long-term suppressive doses of levothyroxine (LT4), but information regarding the bone microstructure in these patients is lacking. The aim of this study was to determine whether supraphysiologic doses of LT4, initiated during childhood or adolescence for treatment of(More)