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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)
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)
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)
The effects of obesity and metabolic syndrome (MS) on bone health are controversial. Furthermore, the relationship between body composition and bone quality has not yet been determined in this context. The aim of this study was to investigate the correlations between body composition and bone mineral density (BMD) and bone microstructure in obese(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)
BACKGROUND Several studies point to a correlation between obesity and the severity of depressive and anxiety symptoms in children and adults, but there are still some controversial points about this association. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between body composition and the severity of anxiety/depressive symptoms in overweight and(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity has become a global epidemic in the 21st century, and the placement of an intragastric balloon (IB) is a therapeutic modality used to treat it. Our objectives for this study were to evaluate changes in lung function resulting from IB use and to correlate the pattern of body fat distribution with changes in lung function. METHODS This(More)
OBJECTIVE Osteoporosis is a serious and underestimated complication of endogenous hypercortisolism that results in an increased risk of fractures, even in patients with normal or slightly decreased bone mineral density (BMD). Alterations in bone microarchitecture, a very important component of bone quality, may explain bone fragility. The aim of this study(More)
SUMMARY Studies on body composition and bone mineral density in acromegaly have conflicting results. Our data point to an increase in lean mass, a decrease in adipose tissue, and that the anabolic effect of GH on bone is partially dependent on modifications in body composition. INTRODUCTION The effects of growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor(More)