Paolo Desenzani

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To study the onset of the action of gonadal sex steroids on the GH axis in spontaneous puberty, which is prolonged and sparingly predictable, we present a clinical investigative paradigm in which six previously untreated boys with isolated hypogonadotropic hypogonadism were exposed to progressively higher testosterone levels designed to mimic the androgen(More)
In our study we assessed the effects of a single i.m. injection of slow-release Lanreotide (30 mg) (SR-L), a new long-acting somatostain analog, on circulating GH levels, baseline cardiac function (M-mode, 2D guided, doppler-echocardiographic study) and cardiopulmonary response to exercise (cycloergometric test, performed using a computer drived,(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of our study was to assess whether there could be any clinical and/or endocrine (spontaneous growth hormone [GH] secretion rate, baseline insulin-like growth factor-1 [IGF-1]) predictors and/or determinants of the acute effects of continuous intravenous infusion of recombinant human GH on hemodynamic parameters in 12 patients with dilated(More)
Picotamide both inhibits thromboxane synthetase and acts as a thromboxane antagonist at the receptor level. We investigated the long-term effect of picotamide on urinary albumin excretion (UAE) at rest and induced by exercise in 30 type 2 diabetic patients who were normotensive and had microalbuminuria while at rest. The subjects of our study had a mean age(More)
Insulin dependent (type I) diabetic patients show abnormal growth hormone (GH) secretion. Hexarelin is an analog of GHRP-6 which releases GH in part via somatostatin inhibition. The aim of our study was to evaluate the effects of hexarelin and GHRH, administered either alone or in combination, on GH secretion in 10 type I diabetic and 7 normal men. All the(More)
The aim of our study was to evaluate the effect of the iv administration of two different beta 2- receptors agonists, salbutamol and broxaterol, on the growth hormone (GH) response to maximal exercise in 11 patients (8 males and 3 females; age range 18-65 yr; mean +/- SE age 56 +/- 13 yr; BMI 26.2 +/- 1.4 kg/m2) with chronic asthmatic bronchitis. All the(More)
Insulin-dependent (type I) diabetic patients are known to have an exaggerated growth hormone (GH) response to GH-releasing hormone (GHRH), which is hypothesized to be due to a decrease in somatostatin tone. The aim of the study was to ascertain the influence of the presence and activity of the autoimmune process involving a key enzyme (glutamic acid(More)
Hexarelin (HEX) is a new synthetic analog of the Growth Hormone releasing peptides and is stronger than GHRH in releasing GH in vivo. No information is available on the effect of food ingestion on HEX-induced GH secretion. On the other hand, we have previously demonstrated that food intake at lunchtime in normal subjects has an inhibitory effect on the GH(More)
To evaluate the effects of supervised exercise training (SET) on cardiometabolic risk, cardiorespiratory fitness and oxidative stress status in 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), twenty male subjects with T2DM were randomly assigned to an intervention group, which performed SET in a hospital-based setting, and to a control group. SET consisted of a 12-month(More)