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A patient with myotonic dystrophy and associated primary hyperthyroidism and hyperparathyroidism is described; this association has not been reported previously, to the authors' knowledge. The patient also suffered from hypergonadotropic hypogonadism and hyperinsulinism with insulin resistance. The etiology of hyperthyroidism and hyperparathyroidism is not(More)
We report on a case of ectopic Cushing's syndrome due to a thymic carcinoid tumour with periodic hormonogenesis. Periods of hormonal production averaged 27 days. Prior to bilateral adrenalectomy, mean (s.d) values of ACTH and cortisol were 202.1 (50.3) pg/ml and 46 (14.7) micrograms/dl, ACTH rising to 3996 +/- 425 pg/ml (P less than 0.01) and cortisol(More)
Javier Aranceta-Bartrina1,2,3, Gregorio Varela-Moreiras4,5, Lluis Serra-Majem6,2,3, Carmen Pérez-Rodrigo7; Rosa Abellana8, Ignacio Ara9, Victoria Arija10, Susana Aznar11, José Manuel Ávila5, Susana Belmonte12, Raquel Blasco13, Jesús Caldeiro14, Lourdes Carrillo15, Dolores Corella16,3, María Luisa López17, Marta Garaulet18, Pedro Pablo García-Luna19,(More)
Obesity has become an important problem of public health in all developed countries. It has slightly different connotations in women because, apart from its greater prevalence, low socio-economic level is a risk factor solely for women. As well as a cardiovascular risk factor in women, it is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, cancer of the(More)
A literature search has been made on the examinations to be performed during the "periodic health exam" on the healthy adult. These examinations shall be performed bearing in mind the prevalence and morbility data of the specific diseases, individual risk factors and the quality (sensibility and specificity) of the diagnostic procedure. The value of regular(More)