R G Veldman

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GH secretion is regulated by the interaction of GHRH and somatostatin and is released in 10-20 pulses in each 24-h cycle. The exact roles in pulse generation played by somatostatin, GHRH, and the recently isolated GH-releasing peptide, Ghrelin, are not fully elucidated. To investigate the GHRH-mediated GH secretion in human, we investigated pulsatile,(More)
ACTH production in Cushing's disease is characterized by a markedly elevated rate of basal (nonpulsatile) secretion, an increased mass of ACTH released per burst and an unremarkable pulse frequency. In addition, the ACTH secretory process and that of GH and PRL exhibit profoundly disordered patterns. Whether some or all of these disturbances can be reversed(More)
The episodicity of 24 h leptin release was studied in seven women (mean age 39 years, range 22-56 years) with pituitary-dependent hypercortisolism and in seven age- and body mass index (BMI)-matched female controls. Pulsatile leptin release was quantified by model-free cluster analysis and deconvolution, the orderliness of leptin patterns by the approximate(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the spontaneous secretion of growth hormone and prolactin in adult patients with pituitary-dependent Cushing's disease is decreased. PATIENTS Fourteen adult patients (9 women, 5 men; age: 34 +/- 3.4 years, mean +/- SEM) with pituitary-dependent Cushing's disease and 14 controls matched for age, gender and body mass index(More)
Under physiological conditions, PRL secretion is regulated precisely by various stimulating and inhibiting factors. Hyperprolactinemia may arise as a primary consequence of a PRL-secreting pituitary adenoma. Secondary hyperprolactinemia (SH) may emerge in patients with hypothalamic disease, hypophyseal stalk compression, or suprasellar extension of a(More)
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