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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)
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)
OBJECTIVE to make recommendations on the approach to nutritional problems (malnutrition, cachexia, micronutrient deficiency, obesity, lipodystrophy) affecting HIV-infected patients. METHODS these recommendations have been agreed upon by a group of expertes in the nutrition and care of HIV-infected patients, on behalf of the different groups involved in(More)