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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of a new subcutaneous glucose sensor (Glucoday; A. Menarini Diagnostics) compared with venous blood glucose measurement in type 1 and type 2 diabetic patients. RESEARCH DESIGN A multicenter study was performed in 70 diabetic patients. A microdialysis fiber was inserted subcutaneously into the periumbelical region and(More)
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) has been shown to modulate glucose utilization in humans and animals, but the mechanisms of DHEA action have not been clarified. We show that DHEA induces a dose- and time-dependent increase in glucose transport rates in both 3T3-L1 and human adipocytes with maximal effects at 2 h. Exposure of adipocytes to DHEA does not result(More)
Binding of androgens to adipocytes has previously been evaluated using cytosol fractions without taking into account nuclear binding, although the latter is suggested to be close to the physiological site of action. In the present study, performed in differentiated fat pad adipose precursor cells, we describe a simple, reliable and reproducible androgen(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer occur more frequently in people exposed to radiation for therapeutic purposes, and to nuclear fallout. Furthermore, it is known that a moderate degree of iodine deficiency may be responsible for an increased prevalence of thyroid nodules, while it is suspected that radiation exposure could induce changes in(More)
BACKGROUND Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a marker of pediatric hypertension and predicts development of cardiovascular events. Electrocardiography (ECG) screening is used in pediatrics to detect LVH thanks to major accessibility, reproducibility and easy to use compared to transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), that remains the standard technique.(More)
BACKGROUND Malnutrition among children population of less developed countries is a major health problem. Inadequate food intake and infectious diseases are combined to increase further the prevalence. Malnourishment brings to muscle cells loss with development of cardiac complications, like arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy and sudden death. In developed(More)
We investigated whether plasma androstanediol glucuronide (ADG) levels reflect the increased androgenicity in women with idiopathic hirsutism (n = 24) or hirsutism associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (n = 10). We also evaluated whether ADG levels parallel the clinical evolution of the hirsutism during a combined treatment, with cyproteroneacetate (2(More)
It has been reported that body temperature fluctuates differently in evening and morning type subjects. In order to assess this finding in 779 university students the body temperature has been measured between 1986 and 1989. Body temperature exhibits circadian rhythm in 78.6% of subjects, but no differences between morning and evening type crest phases were(More)
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