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The aim of our prospective, randomised, controlled and open-label clinical study was to evaluate in healthy post-menopausal women the effects of raloxifene (RLX) on body fat distribution and lipids, and the correlations between these parameters. The fat distribution, by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry, and lipids were evaluated at baseline and after 1 yr(More)
OBJECTIVE Pituitary adenomas are usually sporadic, although rare familial cases have been described. Here we report two first degree female cousins with giant pituitary adenoma and overweight. Both presented with secondary amenorrhoea, occasional headache and weight gain. MATERIALS AND METHODS In both patients clinical, morphological and genetic studies(More)
IMPORTANCE Patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) and nonobstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) have an elevated cardiac event rate, suggesting that these patients may benefit from cardiac medication. OBJECTIVE We evaluated the rates of cardiac medication use 3 months before angiography and 3 months following clinically indicated angiography(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of patients with stable angina and nonobstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) has not been well characterized. We comparatively evaluated medication use in males and females with stable angina with no CAD, nonobstructive CAD, and obstructive CAD. METHODS We studied all patients ≥20 years old with stable angina undergoing coronary(More)
In 12 X-ray and gastroenterology departments 1570 patients, clinically suspected to have a gastric pathology, have been examined by double contrast (surface) examination of the stomach followed by gastroscopy. Diagnostic accuracy was 93% in respect of endoscopic data, assumed correct by hypothesis. On the basis of a cost and benefit evaluation, made(More)
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