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UNLABELLED The aim of the present study was to investigate the aggregation of cardiovascular risk factors (hyperinsulinaemia, impaired glucose tolerance, dyslipidaemia, and hypertension) in 180 (77 female, 103 male) obese and 239 control children. Blood glucose, serum insulin and lipid levels were determined from blood samples taken after an overnight fast.(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To report on minor modification of laparoscopic Vecchietti vaginoplasty and to examine the quality of sexual life after the operation. DESIGN A retrospective study to examine the role of minor modification during laparoscopic Vecchietti operation to prevent injuries and to evaluate the sexual function of patients with neovagina. SETTING(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to estimate the accuracy of panoramic radiographic signs predicting inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) paresthesia after lower third molar removal. STUDY DESIGN In a case-control study the sample was composed of 41 cases with postoperative IAN paresthesia and 359 control cases without it. The collected data included "classic"(More)
Using the prospective Hungarian childhood diabetes register, a nationwide case-control study was carried out to investigate the possible role of various non-genetic factors as risk determinants for type 1 diabetes in childhood. A questionnaire (covering family characteristics, social status, fetal and perinatal events, breast-feeding habits, infectious(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study was performed to investigate the efficacy and safety of a caffeine/ephedrine (CE) mixture in obese adolescents. SUBJECTS Thirty-two (m/f = 16/16) obese children were included into the study. They were treated by diet (calculated daily energy requirement minus 500 kcal) and either CE or placebo (PL) for 20 weeks in a randomized(More)
OBJECTIVES The validity of equations for the calculation of resting metabolic rate (RMR) were studied and new predictive equations were developed. STUDY DESIGN The RMR was measured in a sample of 371 10- to 16-year-old prepubertal and postpubertal children. The study group included 193 male (116 nonobese and 77 obese) and 178 female (119 nonobese and 59(More)
UNLABELLED The relationship between resistin, one of the adipokines, and metabolic syndrome is not fully elucidated. Altered activity of the HDL-associated antioxidant enzyme paraoxonase 1 (PON1) that participates in the antioxidant defense mechanisms of HDL may have an important role in the obesity-related accelerated atherosclerosis. Inverse associations(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of minor physical anomalies (MPAs) was evaluated in patients with unipolar recurrent major depression to get indirect data on the possible role of aberrant neurodevelopment in the aetiology of major depression. One published study [Lohr et al., Am. J. Geriatr. Psychiatry 5 (1997) 318] on the MPA prevalence in unipolar depression,(More)
UNLABELLED Correlation of the plasma levels of insulin-sensitizing, anti-inflammatory and anti-atherosclerotic adiponectin with HDL has been demonstrated. However, its relation to HDL-bound paraoxonase 1 (PON1) has not been clarified. The association of serum PON1 activity with findings of metabolic syndrome was investigated in three age and sex-matched(More)
Altered activities of high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-associated antioxidant enzyme paraoxonase 1 (PON1) and lipid transfer proteins, for example, cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) and lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT), participating in lipoprotein remodeling seem to play important roles in obesity-related accelerated atherosclerosis.(More)