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Incidentally discovered adrenal mass (incidentaloma): investigation and management of 208 patients
OBJECTIVE Incidentally discovered adrenal masses are fairly common, although there are some controversies concerning the results of hormonal investigation (especially DHEAS values) and the methods ofExpand
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Hyperinsulinaemia and decreased plasma levels of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate in premenopausal women with coronary heart disease
Abstract. Objectives. The purpose of the study was to establish plasma levels of insulin, ovarian sex hormones and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA‐S) and to evaluate their correlations withExpand
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1,161 patients with adrenal incidentalomas: indications for surgery
Background and aimsThe aim of this study is to analyze the clinical data and criteria for surgery in a group of over 1,100 patients with adrenal incidentalomas (AI) observed at the Department ofExpand
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Fifty patients bilaterally adrenalectomized for Cushing's disease were followed for 1 to 22 (mean, 12) years. In 14 of them (28%) Nelson's syndrome appeared within 1·5 to 12 (mean, 4·8) years afterExpand
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[Chromogranin A (CgA) - the influence of various factors in vivo and in vitro, and existing disorders on it's concentration in blood].
Chromogranin A (CgA) is regarded as a major, nonspecific neuroendocrine tumour (NET) marker. The results of CgA blood concentration, however, may actually be influenced by various factors orExpand
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The ratios of aldosterone / plasma renin activity (ARR) versus aldosterone / direct renin concentration (ADRR)
Primary aldosteronism (PA) is estimated to occur in 5–12% of patients with hypertension. Assessment of aldosterone / plasma renin activity (PRA) ratio (ARR) has been used as a screening test inExpand
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The role of endogenous opiates in the mechanism of inhibited luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion in women with anorexia nervosa: the effect of naloxone on LH, follicle-stimulating hormone, prolactin,
The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of endogenous opiates in the mechanism of decreased LH secretion in women with anorexia nervosa. For this purpose the effect of opiate receptor blockadeExpand
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An abnormality of the growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor-I axis in women with polycystic ovary syndrome due to coexistent obesity.
In order to evaluate the GH/insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) axis in the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCO), 21 women aged 18-38 yr were studied. The GH responses to the GH-releasing hormone (GHRH),Expand
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Exaggerated growth hormone response to growth hormone-releasing hormone in type I diabetes mellitus.
Excessive GH response to various stimuli has been frequently described in diabetes mellitus. We studied the GH response to a synthetic GHRH in a group of 16 non-obese Type I diabetic patients. GHRHExpand
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