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Peripheral blood levels of testosterone, estradiol, luteinizing hormone, and follicle-stimulating hormone and the metabolic clearance rates of testosterone and estradiol, as well as the peripheral conversion of testosterone into estradiol, were measured in 16 patients with hypertension. Six of these patients were treated with spironolactone and developed(More)
Twenty-seven patients with nonpuerperal breast secretion were evaluated for the presence of casein and lactose in the secretions. Only two of seven patients with brownish or greenish secretions were positive for both lactose and casein although an additional six patients were positive for casein alone. Two patients with clear breast secretions were positive(More)
Lipoproteins and lipoprotein profiles were determined in 96 adult nephrotic patients. The serum cholesterol-serum albumin, serum triglycerides-serum albumin and 24-hour urine protein loss-serum albumin values were all significantly inversely correlated. The serum triglycerides and serum cholesterol levels were not significantly lower in the group of lupus(More)
Although the association between gallstones and obesity is well known, no attempt has been made to quantitate the increased risk for gallstone formation associated with moderate obesity commonly seen in clinical practice. To determine the prevalence of both asymptomatic and symptomatic gallstones, screening oral cholecystograms were combined with prior(More)
Twenty-three adult patients with protein-calorie malnutrition were referred for outpatient tube feeding. Initial nutritional support with hypercaloric supplemented diets did not prevent further catabolism and weight loss, as the mean protein intake was 35.2 g/24 hr and the mean calorie intake was 844 cal/24 hr. Outpatient tube feeding was then initiated in(More)
Thyrotoxicosis has been associated with several cardiac complications, including atrial fibrillation (AF), functional cardiomyopathy, and congestive heart failure (CHF). Thyrotoxicosis-induced CHF has been considered an unusual complication of thyrotoxicosis, occurring generally in older patients. To determine the nature and frequency of this complication(More)