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Wasniewska Malgorzata - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: In order to ascertain the advantages of early GH treatment in Turner syndrome (TS), we started a prospective study aimed at evaluating prepubertal height gain in a cohort of 29 girls who were treated with the same pro-kilo GH dose (1.0 IU/kg per week) since they were less than ...
Saunders Brian D - - 2004
Minimally invasive approaches have dramatically reduced morbidity associated with adrenalectomy. There has been concern that an increased frequency of adrenal imaging along with the advantages of less morbidity could influence the indications for adrenalectomy. We tested the hypothesis that adrenalectomy has become more common over time and that benign diseases ...
Raut V V - - 2004
Vestibular schwannomas have been traditionally managed with microsurgical removal and in recent years, stereotactic radiotherapy. However, there is a group of patients in whom a conservative management approach might represent a desirable alternative. The aim of this study was to determine the natural history and outcome following the conservative management ...
Perroud Nader - - 2004
The authors report the case of a woman with borderline personality disorder who developed a prolactinoma probably induced by amisulpride. This patient was treated with 300 mg of amisulpride per day for a delirium. Her brain MRI was normal. Four months later this patient developed a micro-adenoma (5mm) on the ...
Aimaretti Gianluca - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: Acquired hypopituitarism in adults is obviously suspected in patients with primary hypothalamic-pituitary diseases, particularly after neurosurgery and/or radiotherapy. That brain injuries (BI) can cause hypopituitarism is commonly stated and has been recently emphasized but the management of BI patients does not routinely include neuroendocrine evaluations. AIM: To clarify the ...
Delitala Alberto - - 2004
INTRODUCTION: This paper reports our series of cystic craniopharyngiomas treated using a purely neuroendoscopic approach. METHODS: Drainage and wide marsupialization into CSF spaces (cysto-ventriculo-cisternostomy) were achieved to ensure mass effect control, continuous dilution, and reabsorption of the cyst's fluid. A steerable, flexible neuroendoscope and a pre-coronal approach were used in ...
Dziri Chadli - - 2004
Treatment of hydatid cyst of the liver ranges from surgical intervention (conventional or laparoscopic approach) to percutaneous drainage and to medical therapy. The aim of this systematic review was to provide "evidence-based" answers to the following questions: Should chemotherapy be used alone or in association with surgery? What is the ...
Leung Gilberto K K - - 2004
OBJECT: The authors review their experience in the treatment of 16 patients with primary hypophysitis. METHODS: A retrospective study was undertaken to review cases of primary hypophysitis. The mean age of the patients was 47 years and there was an equal distribution of sexes. Recent pregnancy and underlying autoimmunity were ...
Jones Kevin D - - 2004
A logistic regression analysis was carried out to compare laparoscopic excision with ablation for endometriotic cysts. Four comparative studies were identified. Cyst recurrence (%, +/- SE) was twice as likely after the ablation treatment (26.6% +/- 0.032) than after the excision treatment (13.2% +/- 0.019), (p <.001, relative risk 1.9). ...
Oertel H - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: Adult hypopituitary patients with growth hormone deficiency, though on adequate adrenal, thyroid or sex hormone replacement therapy, complain of attention and memory disabilities. During the past years several studies have evidenced that growth hormone (GH) may exert distinctive effects on the central nervous system and induce beneficial effects on ...
Odze Robert D - - 2004
BACKGROUND & AIMS: A previously published study by our group suggested that adenoma-like dysplasia-associated lesions or masses (DALMs) in ulcerative colitis (UC) may be treated adequately by polypectomy and continued endoscopic surveillance. The length of follow-up evaluation in these patients averaged only 42 months. The purpose of this study was ...
Porpiglia F - - 2004
We report our experience with bilateral adrenalectomy for treatment of Cushing's syndrome and we compare the outcome of laparoscopy with open surgery in terms of effectiveness and safety. A series of 23 patients underwent bilateral adrenalectomy for treatment of Cushing's syndrome [Cushing's disease in 16, ectopic ACTH syndrome in 2, ...
Chandna A - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To assess the surgical outcome of hypophysectomy in acromegalic patients, differences in response to surgery in micro and macroadenoma and the development of associated hormonal deficiency after surgery. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of charts of acromegalic patients who were operated upon at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, was done. Information ...
Cunha Cristiane de Freitas Cde - - 2004
The duration of glucocorticoid-induced inhibition that occurs in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis after discontinuation of treatment is controversial. The main objective of this prospective study was to evaluate the inhibition of the HPA axis by dexamethasone in children and adolescents with acute lymphoid leukemia. Thirty-five patients (median age of 6.9 ...
Wichers-Rother M - - 2004
AIM: To study improvement of anterior pituitary function after transsphenoidal and transcranial surgery of non-functioning (NF) pituitary macro- and microadenomas. METHODS: We retrospectively examined 155 patients with NF adenomas preoperatively and 3 months, 1 year and 2 years postoperatively. 130 patients harboured a macroadenoma, 109 underwent transsphenoidal (group one), 21 ...
Epstein Nancy E - - 2004
STUDY DESIGN: Surgeon- and patient-based (SF-36) outcome measures were used to assess the results of decompressive laminectomies for the excision of synovial cysts with coexistent lumbar spinal stenosis (45 patients) or for synovial cysts with coexistent lumbar stenosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis (35 patients). OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the results following laminectomy ...
Nucci Anita M - - 2004
PURPOSE: In addition to the structural, ultrastructural, and functional changes that occur after extensive enterectomy or in utero bowel loss that results in short bowel syndrome (SBS), a complex array of humoral responses take place that may also affect adaptation of the remaining small intestine as well as nutritional status ...
Maira Giulio - - 2004
OBJECT: The optimal approach for the surgical treatment of craniopharyngiomas is still debated. In all cases involving the sella turcica, the authors have exclusively used transsphenoidal surgery (TSS), assuming that this approach is less traumatic than an intracranial one. Moreover, TSS was also performed in some cases of purely suprasellar ...
Gracia Bouthelier R - - 2004
We discuss treatment for short stature and hypogonadism in patients with Turner's syndrome, using recombinant human growth hormone (GH) and estrogen. We discuss the starting dose of GH, age at start of treatment, and association with oxandrolone or low dose estrogen therapy before 12 years old. We provide recommendations for ...
Takahashi Jun A - - 2004
According to current criteria, normalised serum IGF-1 and glucose-suppressed GH < 1 ng/ml are indicators of biochemical cure in acromegalic patients. We performed a retrospective study to assess whether the attainment of these values in the early postoperative period was predictive of future IGF-1 normalisation and disease inactivity. Between 1978 ...
Richter-Unruh Annette - - 2004
Girls with unexplained short stature are routinely screened for the presence of Ullrich-Turner syndrome by clinical examination, laboratory tests, and karyotyping. In this study, we performed chromosomal analysis in boys to explore the role of 45,X/46,XY mosaicism for short stature in males. Short-term effects of growth hormone treatment in male ...
Golgeli A - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: Impaired cognitive function has been demonstrated in adults with growth hormone (GH) deficiency (GHD) by using different neuropsychological tests. Despite several studies, present knowledge about the impact of GHD and GH replacement therapy (GHRT) on cognitive function is limited. P300 event-related potential (ERP) application is a well-established neurophysiological approach ...
Kamboj Manmohan K - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To assess experience with growth hormone (GH) therapy in patients with familial dysautonomia (FD). Study design Of 580 patients with FD registered at the Dysautonomia Center at New York University Medical Center, 13 patients (8 males, 5 females) aged 1.10 to 15.10 years received GH treatment. GH doses ranged ...
Hubina Erika - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: We tested the impact of commencement of GH replacement therapy in GH-deficient (GHD) adults on the circulating levels of other anterior pituitary and peripheral hormones and the need for re-evaluation of other hormone replacement therapies, especially the need for dose changes. METHODS: 22 GHD patients were investigated in a ...
Antoniazzi Franco - - 2004
Central precocious puberty (CPP) is characterized by early pubertal changes, acceleration of growth velocity, and rapid bone maturation that often result in reduced adult height. An onset of pubertal signs before the age of 8 years in girls and 9 years in boys should always be evaluated. A combination of ...
Touloupidis S - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: The experience of our department on the treatment of solitary simple kidney cysts with continuous percutaneous drainage for 24 h and instillation of pure alcohol as a sclerotic agent is reported. The results are compared with those of previous years when the treatment consisted of percutaneous drainage and injection ...
Po┼║niczek Marek - - 2004
AIM: The aim was to determine the outcome from percutaneous sclerosing treatment of solitary non-parasitic hepatic cysts. METHODS: The results of treatment of patients with symptomatic solitary non-parasitic hepatic cysts treated between 1995 and 2000 were reviewed. RESULTS: There were 23 women and one man with a median (range) age ...
Ciccarelli Antonio - - 2004
Since their introduction into clinical practice, somatostatin analogs have been the pharmacological therapy of choice for the treatment of acromegaly. The first preparations of somatostatin analogs available for clinical use were administered subcutaneously two or three times daily, which was not optimal with respect to patient compliance. The introduction of ...
Schipper H G - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Surgery has long been considered the first-choice treatment in patients with echinococcosis of the liver. The poorly predictable outcome of older studies using mebendazole or albendazole confirmed this belief. Since the introduction of a percutaneous technique (PAIR; puncture, aspiration, injection, reaspiration) treatment policy is changing. The actual question is ...
Pamir M N - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the results of the anterior transcallosal approach to the colloid cysts of the third ventricle. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the patients operated on between 1986 and 2003 was carried out. There were 19 patients (10 female, 9 male) with a median age of 43. ...
Bilgin Mehmet - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Hydatid disease, a parasitosis, is still an important health problem in Turkey. Surgery is the choice of treatment for pulmonary hydatid cyst. In this study, cystotomy and capitonnage were compared to cystotomy. METHODS: Fifty-nine patients with 70 pulmonary intact hydatid cysts were surgically treated between 1993 and 1999. There ...
Nomikos P - - 2004
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to define the impact of surgery on pituitary function in a large consecutive series of patients harbouring non-functioning pituitary adenomas. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Between December 1982 and December 2000, a total of 822 patients underwent primary surgery in the authors' department. In 721 ...
Jenkins P J - - 2004
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The efficacy of transsphenoidal surgery in the treatment of patients with acromegaly is largely dependent on tumour size. A reduction in pituitary tumour volume by medical therapy might therefore improve subsequent surgical cure rates. This study prospectively determined the effects of the depot somatostatin analogue octreotide LAR on pituitary ...
Sibal Latika - - 2004
To review clinical presentation, management and outcomes following different therapies in patients with pituitary apoplexy. Retrospective analysis of case-records of patients with classical pituitary apoplexy treated in our hospitals between 1983-2004. Forty-five patients (28 men; mean age 49 years, range 16-72 years) were identified. Only 8 (18%) were known to ...
Wong G K - - 2003
INTRODUCTION: Oversecretion of ACTH from pituitary adenomas is associated with morbidity and reduced life expectancies. We hypothesized that radiosurgical treatment may provide effective tumour and hormonal control associated with minimal pituitary insufficiency. METHOD: Data of five patients who underwent LINAC radiosurgery for recurrent or residual Cushing's disease between 1999 and ...
Iannelli Antonio - - 2003
The aim of this paper was to assess long-term results of transperitoneal laparoscopic fenestration in the treatment of symptomatic simple renal cysts. Fifteen consecutive patients (7 men, 8 women), with a mean age of 51 years (range, 36-79 years), underwent transperitoneal fenestration of simple renal cysts (SRC) at our institution ...
Carvalho Luciani R - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Craniofacial, hand, foot and somatic growth depend on normal GH secretion. Acromegalic features have been described in children with GH insensitivity after IGF-I treatment. We observed patients with acromegalic features such as increase of foot size, nose and jaw enlargement among our cases with GH deficiency, treated with standard ...
Maison Patrick - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Growth hormone (GH) treatment may improve morphological and functional cardiac parameters in adults with GH deficiency (GHD). However, clinical trials reported to date involved few patients and yielded variable effects. METHODS AND RESULTS: We systematically reviewed blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trials of GH treatment in adults with GHD and ...
Kern Peter - - 2003
Chemotherapy of cystic echinococcosis became a treatment option 25 years ago, when new anthelminthic drugs were introduced. Benzimidazole carbamates were shown to kill the entire metacestode stage of the parasite, and praziquantel exhibited an effect on protoscoleces. Continuous or intermittent treatment with albendazole is recommended for a period of up ...
Attanasio Roberto - - 2003
Lanreotide (LAN) 60 mg (LAN60), a new long-acting formulation of LAN alleged to suppress GH/IGF-I hypersecretion for 28 d in acromegalic patients, was administered in a prospective open multicenter study to 92 patients with active acromegaly (61 women and 31 men, aged 20-79 yr). LAN60 was given as adjuvant treatment ...
Wolfsberger S - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To support the opinion that transsphenoidal surgery can be an effective alternative to medical treatment for microprolactinomas in men. DESIGN: Clinical study with retrospective data analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Of 46 men who were operated on for prolactinoma in the Department of Neurosurgery of the University of Vienna General ...
N.J. Enright
The endemic New Caledonian conifer Agathis ovata occurs as an emergent tree in fire-prone shrublands (maquis), and fire-sensitive rainforest. Growth, survivorship and recruitment over 5 yr were compared for populations from forest and maquis on ultramafic substrates in New Caledonia to investigate whether demographic behaviour varied in response to the ...
Chen Chau-Jing - - 2003
PURPOSE: Significant differences in the clinical and pathological presentation of choledochal cysts between infants and older children have been noted. We developed a new management strategy according to these differences. METHODS: Between 1990 and 2001, we managed 34 cases of type I choledochal cyst. Nineteen patients were more than 1 ...
Marquardt Gerhard - - 2004
One hundred four patients with pituitary tumours were treated using the direct transnasal approach. The data of these patients were analysed prospectively with regard to duration of surgery and occurrence of complications and compared with retrospective data from 52 patients in whom the traditional sublabial trans-sphenoidal approach was performed. Using ...
Petersen Kamilla B - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Glucocorticoids are commonly used in the treatment of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The purpose of this study was to assess the incidence of adrenal insufficiency and the time for children with ALL to recover after treatment with the glucorticoids prednisolone or dexamethasone. PROCEDURE: Seventeen children, 2-15 years, with ...
Messalli E M - - 2003
AIM: We investigate the possibility to use ultrasound-guided aspiration and alcohol sclerosis in patients with endometrioma. METHODS: Ten patients with endometriotic ovarian cysts, mean diameter <70 mm, CA125 <35 UI, persistence of cyst after medical therapy and refusal of surgical therapy have been studied. The patients were submitted to ultrasound-guided ...
Benamouzig Robert - - 2003
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Epidemiologic and experimental studies have suggested that aspirin intake reduces the risk for colorectal carcinogenesis. However, the available data are not sufficient to serve as the basis for firm recommendations. METHODS: We randomly assigned 272 patients with a history of colorectal adenomas (at least one more than ...
Wallin Mats - - 2003
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the influence of glucose-insulin-potassium (GIK) on the growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor-1 axis. DESIGN:Randomized clinical study. SETTING:University hospital. PARTICIPANTS:Twenty patients, without metabolic disorders, admitted for elective aortocoronary bypass surgery. INTERVENTIONS: GIK therapy. Measurements and main results Blood samples were taken repeatedly during the day of surgery. Ejection fraction ...
Sanno Naoko - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: The development of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has resulted in the discovery of unsuspected endocrinologically silent pituitary masses (pituitary incidentalomas). The aim of this study was to perform a national survey on pituitary incidentalomas in order to establish an appropriate approach to them. DESIGN AND ...
Cökmez Atilla - - 2003
AIMS: Curative therapy of alveolar echinococcosis is total surgical removal of the infected tissue and concomitant chemotherapy. However, this curative resection can be done on a limited number of patients, for the remaining ones various palliative procedures can be performed. METHOD: In this article it is aimed to present the ...
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