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Bone histomorphometry in children and adolescents with beta-thalassemia disease: iron-associated focal osteomalacia.
Thalassemia/hemoglobinopathy is a hereditary disease that causes chronic anemia and increased erythropoiesis. Consequently, an expansion of bone marrow spaces may contribute toExpand
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Vitamin D status and glucose homeostasis in obese children and adolescents living in the tropics
Background:Pediatric obesity continues to rise and has become a major health problem worldwide. Vitamin D deficiency has been increasing among obese non-Asian children and is associated with abnormalExpand
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High prevalence of "biochemical" adrenal insufficiency in thalassemics: is it a matter of different testings or decreased cortisol binding globulin?
CONTEXT High prevalence of "biochemical" adrenal insufficiency (AI) in thalassemics has been reported. However, "clinical" AI is rare. AIM The aim was to determine whether cortisol binding globulinExpand
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Bone mineral density, biochemical and hormonal profiles in suboptimally treated children and adolescents with β‐thalassaemia disease
objective Thalassaemia/haemoglobinopathy is a hereditary disease causing increased erythropoiesis and expansion of the bone marrow cavity. As a consequence, there is a reduction in trabecular boneExpand
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Earlier onset of pubertal maturation in Thai girls.
BACKGROUND Recent studies in the USA and Hong Kong demonstrated the onset of puberty in girls has shifted toward a younger age. Based upon previous studies on variations of pubertal maturation inExpand
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Bone mineral density, biochemical and hormonal profiles in suboptimally treated children and adolescents with beta-thalassaemia disease.
OBJECTIVE Thalassaemia/haemoglobinopathy is a hereditary disease causing increased erythropoiesis and expansion of the bone marrow cavity. As a consequence, there is a reduction in trabecular boneExpand
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Five-year thyrotropin screening for congenital hypothyroidism in Ramathibodi Hospital.
OBJECTIVES To detect newborns with congenital hypothyroidism (CH) and to treat the affected infants as early as possible. STUDY DESIGN Cord blood thyrotropin (TSH) screening for CH in RamathibodiExpand
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Sexual Maturation in Thai Boys
BACKGROUND A worldwide secular trend towards earlier onset of puberty in girls has been noted during recent years. However, the data on sexual maturation of boys are relatively scarce and normativeExpand
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Short-Term Cyproheptadine Therapy in Underweight Children: Effects on Growth and Serum Insulin-like Growth Factor-I
BACKGROUND Cyproheptadine, an appetite stimulant, has been used in poor-appetite underweight children. Its beneficial effects on enhancing growth rate have been demonstrated. In contrast, an adverseExpand
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Elevated serum cholesterol levels in Bangkok children and adolescents.
Hypercholesterolemia is a major cardiovascular risk factor. This study aimed to assess serum total cholesterol (TC) levels of children and adolescents living in Bangkok, Thailand. During 1995-1997,Expand
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