Clinical-biochemical correlations in acromegaly at diagnosis and the real prevalence of biochemically discordant disease.

@article{Mercado2004ClinicalbiochemicalCI,
  title={Clinical-biochemical correlations in acromegaly at diagnosis and the real prevalence of biochemically discordant disease.},
  author={Mois{\'e}s Mercado and Ana Laura Espinosa de los Monteros and E. Gonzalez Sosa and Sonia Cheng and Victoria Mendoza and Irma A. Gonz{\'a}lez Hern{\'a}ndez and Carolina Sandoval and Gerardo Guinto and Mario Molina},
  journal={Hormone research},
  year={2004},
  volume={62 6},
  pages={293-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To analyze clinical-biochemical correlations in newly diagnosed acromegaly, focusing in particular on patients with discrepant parameters. DESIGN Retrospective study. METHODS Data from 164 patients with acromegaly seen between 1995 and 2003. Patients were reviewed for the presence of headaches, arthralgias, hypertension, menstrual abnormalities, impotence, glucose intolerance or diabetes. Biochemical evaluation consisted of age- and gender-adjusted IGF-I levels and glucose… CONTINUE READING

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