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Circulating levels of osteoprotegerin (OPG) have been shown to be increased in patients with cardiovascular disorders and diabetes. The aim of this study was to determine serum OPG levels in women with previous gestational diabetes (GDM), and to investigate the relationship between OPG and carotid intima media thickness (IMT) and circulating cardiovascular(More)
Osteoprotegerin (OPG), a novel soluble member of tumour necrosis factor receptor superfamily, has been shown to link cardiovascular disorders. The aim of this study is to investigate the potential relationship between serum OPG levels, cardiovascular risk factors and metabolic syndrome in a relatively large group of women with previous GDM. In this(More)
Maintenance of a good metabolic control improves foetal and maternal outcomes in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The aim of this study is to investigate the utility of diagnostic oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) in prediction of the need of insulin in patients with GDM. One hundred and fifty five consecutive patients with GDM were included in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the predictors of subsequent development of metabolic syndrome (MS) in women with previous gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). DESIGN Controlled clinical study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENT(S) One hundred sixty-four consecutive women with previous GDM were evaluated after a mean follow-up of 40.54 months from index(More)
Hyperlipidemia is an important risk factor for atherosclerosis. Hemorheological factors contribute to morbidity and mortality in patients with dyslipidemia. We evaluated the effects of 3 antihyperlipidemic drugs (pravastatin, atorvastatin, and fenofibrate), which have different mechanisms of action and different patterns of action on lipid profiles, on(More)
AIM We wished to investigate the relationship between metabolic syndrome and erectile dysfunction (ED). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 268 patients were included in this study. All of the patients were asked to fill in an International Index for Erectile Function (IIEF) questionnaire. The presence of metabolic syndrome was determined when any three or(More)
Gitelman's syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by various mutations of the thiazide- sensitive sodium chloride cotransporter gene. Hypokalaemia, metabolic alkalosis, hypomagnesemia, and hypocalciuria are major clinical features of the syndrome. The onset of the disease is in early adulthood with a mild muscle weakness complaint or(More)
OBJECTIVE Obesity has been suggested as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Increasing evidence shows that engagement of soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L) with its receptor plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. The aim of the present study was to test whether obesity is associated with low-grade systemic inflammation as(More)
INTRODUCTION Although the etiology of osteoporosis is different between men and women, the underlying pathophysiological mechanism is similar, namely an absolute or relative increase in bone resorption, leading to progressive bone loss. Transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta1 is a growth factor in human bone, which is produced by osteoblasts, and which has(More)
Thyroid hemiagenesis is a rare anomaly due to failure of development of one thyroid lobe during embryological life. A lot of thyroid disorders may accompany thyroid hemiagenesis. In this report, we present a case of thyroid hemiagenesis, who had moderate hypercalcemia due to Graves' disease. A 43-year-old woman presented with weight loss of more than 5 kg(More)