Stephen A South

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Disordered reproductive function has long been recognized as a prevalent problem among women of reproductive age who suffer from insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). Delay in menarchial age is frequently seen if IDDM develops in the peripubertal years and some form of menstrual dysfunction is found in nearly one-third of all women of reproductive age(More)
A chemiluminescence-based GH assay with 30- to 100-fold increased sensitivity recently disclosed combined basal and pulsatile GH secretion in men. However, how age, sex steroid hormones, and obesity singly and jointly influence the basal vs. pulsatile modes of GH release is not known. We used the foregoing assay (detection threshold, 0.002-0.005(More)
OBJECTIVE An open-label, parallel-group, randomized, multicenter trial was conducted to compare efficacy and safety of repaglinide versus nateglinide, when used in a combination regimen with metformin for treatment of type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Enrolled patients (n = 192) had HbA(1c) >7% and < or =12% during previous treatment with a(More)
We here investigate the potential rescue of the relative hyposomatotropism of aging and obesity by 3-day pulsatile GHRH infusions (i.v. bolus 0.33 microg/kg every 90 min) in 19 healthy men of varying ages (18 to 66 years) and body compositions (12 to 37% total body fat). Baseline (control) and GHRH-driven pulsatile GH secretion (in randomly ordered(More)
The reproductive axis in women comprises a number of components that must function in a highly orchestrated manner for reproductive potential to be optimal. The neuroendocrine components of this axis, including the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland, are central to this system. Within the hypothalamus, the specialized neuronal system responsible for(More)
To investigate hypothalamic and/or pituitary abnormalities in women with poorly controlled insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and secondary amenorrhea, we measured serum LH every 10 min for 24 h and for 2 additional h after the administration of exogenous GnRH in 8 women with IDDM and amenorrhea and compared these to data from 15 eumenorrheic(More)
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