Philippos Kaldrymides

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Hyperandrogenemia modifies phenotypic characteristics of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The aim of the present study is to evaluate (a) the prevalence of hyperandrogenemia in PCOS women (Rotterdam criteria) and (b) the impact of either the degree or the type of hyperandrogenemia on phenotype. Anthropometric, clinical, hormonal, metabolic and(More)
CONTEXT Primary hyperparathyroidism (PH) is characterized by inappropriate PTH elevation with or without hypercalcemia. Bone disease involves catabolic action at cortical sites, whereas cancellous sites and geometry might be relatively preserved. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to examine the effect of PH on quantitative and qualitative bone characteristics(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated titers of antibodies against different herpes virus antigens have been reported in some immunodeficient and systemic autoimmune disorders. OBJECTIVE To examine if Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgG and IgM antibodies are detected more frequently in children with autoimmune thyroid(More)
OBJECTIVES The extraskeletal effects of vitamin D have attracted considerable interest. Vitamin D deficiency appears to be related to the development of diabetes mellitus type 2 and the metabolic syndrome. Vitamin D may affect glucose homeostasis, vitamin D levels having been found to be inversely related to glycosylated hemoglobin levels in gestational(More)
OBJECTIVE Familial medullary thyroid carcinoma (FMTC) is caused by germ-line mutations in the RET proto-oncogene. These mutations concern mainly cysteine residues in exons 10 and 11, whereas noncysteine mutations in exons 13-16 are rare. Mutations in other exons have been reported only in isolated families. In this study we have analysed the RET gene in two(More)
BACKGROUND Although thyroid ultrasound is a valuable tool for the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT), classical sonographic findings are not always present. AIM To calculate the time needed for children with HT and normal ultrasound at diagnosis to develop characteristic sonographic findings. PATIENTS AND METHODS 105(More)
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