S. Golinelli

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OBJECTIVE To analyze risk factors for type 2 diabetes among women attending menopause clinics in Italy for counselling about the menopause. SUBJECTS Women attending a network of first-level outpatient menopause clinics in Italy for general counselling about menopause or treatment of menopausal symptoms. METHODS Cross-sectional study with no exclusion(More)
Circulating beta-endorphin (beta EP) and beta-lipotropin (beta LPH) concentrations increase after the administration of acetylcholine or serotonin agonist drugs. In this study we examined the effect of dopamine receptor agonists and/or antagonists on plasma beta EP, beta LPH, cortisol, and PRL levels in normal subjects. Neither direct dopamine (DA) agonist(More)
In order to investigate the role of the adrenal gland in the pathogenesis of polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD), we evaluated the adrenal steroid response to an opiate receptor blockade. Six healthy menstruating volunteers and 6 patients with PCOD were given a saline or naloxone (4 mg i.v.) injection in the early follicular phase. Blood samples were taken(More)
OBJECTIVE To obtain data on correlates of climacteric symptoms in women around menopause attending menopause clinics in Italy. METHODS Since 1997 a large cross sectional study has been conducted on the characteristics of women around menopause attending a network of first level menopause outpatient's clinics in Italy. A total of 66,501 (mean age 54.4(More)
The present study was designed to evaluate the influence of hyperandrogenemia on the activity of the opioid system regulating LH secretion in menstruating women. Ten subjects presenting with hirsutism and hyperandrogenemia and 9 healthy normally cyclic subjects participated in the study. Naloxone or saline was administered on 2 different days both during(More)
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