Sorina Carmen Martin

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We assessed the relationship between insulin resistance, serum insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) levels, and common carotid intima-media thickness (CC-IMT) in morbidly obese young patients. A total of 249 patients (aged 37.9 ± 9.8 years, body mass index [BMI] 45.6 ± 8.3 kg/m(2)) were evaluated (metabolic tests, serum IGF-1 measurements, homeostasis model(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological data on obesity prevalence are scarce in Romanian population. Consequently, the aim of our study was to evaluate the prevalence of obesity and unhealthy behaviors among school children and adolescents from Bucharest, Romania. METHODS Cross-sectional study, 866 participants (53.2% girls, 46.8% boys, age range 6-18 years),(More)
The aim of this study was to identify the primary susceptibility HLA-DRB1 alleles associated with GD in Romanian population and to seek whether specific HLA-DRB1 haplotypes are associated with differences in the clinical presentation of GD at diagnosis. Molecular typing of HLA-DRB1 alleles was performed in 77 Romanian Caucasian GD patients and 445 racially(More)
Osteoprotegerin (OPG), a member of the tumour necrosis factor receptor (TNFR) superfamily of proteins known to be involved in a large number of biological systems, plays a pivotal role in bone remodelling. In addition to the roles of OPG in bone metabolism, it has been reported to be associated with a high cardiovascular risk in patients with metabolic(More)
The study investigated the impact of insulin glargine exposure on cardiovascular mortality in type 2 diabetes patients with incident insulin initiation. All consecutive diabetes patients aged >40 years were screened at their first diabetes outpatient visit between 01/01/2001 and 12/31/2008 (n = 79869). Exclusion criteria restricted the cohort to 4990(More)
BACKGROUND A primary hepatic neuroendocrine tumour (PHNET) is a very rare disease. The liver represents the preferential site for neuroendocrine tumors' metastases. CASE PRESENTATION A 45-year old Caucasian female who presented with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, accompanied by diffuse abdominal pain was found to have on contrast-enhanced computer tomography(More)
OBJECTIVE Thyroid hormones influence the GH/IGF1 axis, but previous studies have reported discrepant results regarding serum IGF1 levels in hyperthyroidism. We have therefore investigated, at diagnosis, the relationship between serum IGF1 levels and the main characteristics of Graves' disease (GD): severity of hyperthyroidism, goiter size, presence of(More)
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