Milka Drezgić

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ACTH stimulation is the standard test for assessment of adrenal function. It was suggested that the low dose (1 microg) would be more sensitive for detecting mild secondary adrenal insufficiency than the usual dose of 250 microg. The aim of this study was to find the optimal diagnostic criteria and to compare standard dose test (SDT) with the low dose test(More)
It is well known that glucocorticoids induce insulin resistance, but the exact time scale in humans is not well known. The aim of the study was to determine the time scale of effects of pharmacologic doses of glucocorticoids on insulin sensitivity. Subjects were treated with repeated methylprednisolone infusions and oral prednisone for Graves' orbitopathy.(More)
INTRODUCTION Frequent use of modern imaging methods (such as ultrasound, CT and MRI) results in high incidence of accidentally discovered adrenal mass. Adrenal incidentalomas are accidentally discovered adrenal tumors by imaging methods without any prior suspicion of adrenal disease. Some studies have shown decreased insulin sensitivity in patients with(More)
The aim of the study was to assess whether pulsatile insulin secretion is variable in the same individual and is related to changes in insulin sensitivity. Insulin sensitivity and pulsatility were measured before and after weight reduction in nine obese subjects. A pulsatility analysis was done using the PulsDetekt program. Blood was sampled every 2 min(More)
INTRODUCTION Menopause induces redistribution of fat mass and development of abdominal obesity, increasing risk for metabolic syndrome (MS) by 60%. Related cardiovascular diseases become a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in women after fifty years of age. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of gaining weight on(More)
Many of the presenting features in women with Cushing's syndrome (CS) are similar to those observed for patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The aim of this study was to compare gonadotropin pulsatility characteristics in CS and PCOS. We evaluated 32 females divided into three groups. The first group comprised 12 females with clinically and(More)
INTRODUCTION Hypoestrogenic status in the menopausal women shows a shift to a central android fat distribution and metabolic syndrome (MIS). Related metabolic changes and hypertension increase the risk for cardiovascular (CV) diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of duration of menopause, anthropometric and hormonal parameters on(More)
Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome remains a challenge in clinical endocrinology. The aim of this study was to establish the value of assessing adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) levels in differential diagnosis of hypercorticism using receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve. We have evaluated 114 patients with Cushing's(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the influence of three-week fasting on gonadotropin pulsatility in extremely obese women of reproductive age. DESIGN Prospective study of 21-day fasting (400 kcal/day), under medical supervision. SUBJECTS 20 females, average age of 35.1 +/- 5.9 y, and average BMI of 41.19 +/- 8.39 kg/m2, with regular menstrual cycles (26-34 days).(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) pulsatile secretion and their temporal relation (concordance) in subjects with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Fifteen subjects were included in the study (age 17-30 years, body mass index (BMI) 19.38-33.46 kg/m2). For the LH and FSH determinations,(More)