Padma S. Menon

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OBJECTIVE To review our experience with long-term cabergoline and bromocriptine therapy in the treatment of giant prolactinomas. METHODS Patients with giant prolactinomas diagnosed and treated at our center in Mumbai, India, between January 2005 and January 2009 were included. Diagnostic criteria for giant prolactinoma included tumor diameter greater than(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of improvement in vitamin D status on glucose tolerance in Asian Indian patients with moderately controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study was conducted in 28 Asian Indian patients with T2DM. Study participants were randomly assigned to a vitamin(More)
Tuberculous involvement of pituitary is extremely rare and is usually not suspected while dealing with pituitary adenomas, even in patients with history of systemic tuberculosis. We report a case of pituitary tuberculoma in a patient who was undergoing treatment for prostatic tuberculosis. Although diagnosis of sellar tuberculomas is difficult on clinical(More)
Eleven subjects aged <20 yr with histologically proven pheochromocytoma between 1987 and 2006 were analyzed. Family history was present in 18%. In 2 patients, pheochromocytoma was part of VHL and in one it was associated with MEN 2. Twenty four hour urine VMA level was elevated in 100% and metanephrine level in 73%. CT/ MRI were showing the tumor in all.(More)
Pituitary radiotherapy (RT) is an effective second-line treatment for paediatric Cushing’s disease (CD). We report long-term efficacy and anterior pituitary function in a cohort of paediatric CD patients treated with RT. Between 1988 and 2008, from our cohort of 48 paediatric CD patients, eight paediatric CD patients (5 males and 3 females) underwent(More)
This was a study to assess the prevalence of carbohydrate intolerance of varying degrees in pregnant females registered at a tertiary care hospital in western India. Prospective screening of pregnant females was carried out (2005-2007) with oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) based on American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2005 criteria. One thousand two(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical repair with suitable bone graft / substitutes plays an important role in rehabilitation of individuals with residual anterior palatal or alveolar defects associated with an oronasal fistula. METHODS 52 cases were treated by secondary or delayed bone grafting of the alveolar defects in isolation or associated with defects of the(More)
Classical tests for diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome (CS) like urine free cortisol and dexamethasone suppression tests have limitations in various clinical settings. This study evaluated the usefulness of sleeping midnight serum cortisol (SMNC) as a diagnostic test for hypercortisolemia. A simultaneously done midnight plasma ACTH level was used to classify(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to determine the effect of endocervical crypt involvement in specimens with clear margins on recurrence following large loop excision of transformation zone (LLETZ). MATERIAL AND METHODS This was an observational cohort study. In the colposcopy unit in a university teaching hospital we prospectively collected data for women(More)
OBJECTIVE To confirm that MRI findings like hypoplastic anterior pituitary, thin or interrupted pituitary stalk, and ectopic posterior pituitary (EPP) in patients with growth hormone deficiency are a good indicator of the severity of hypopituitarism. METHODS MR images were obtained for 44 patients (IGHD: CPHD; 30:14) and analyzed to define one or more of(More)