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Kristof Rudolf A - - 2010
To describe the functional impairment caused by chiasma syndromes (CS) prior to and following transsphenoidal pituitary adenoma surgery. Pertinent data of a successive series of patients operated transsphenoidally for the first time for pituitary adenoma were retrospectively analyzed. The degree of functional impairment caused by the impairment of vision was ...
Shahiduzzaman A K M - - 2010
The effect of intrafollicular treatment of the second-largest follicle (F2) with insulin-like growth factor (IGF) 1 on the largest follicle (F1) and F2 was studied in heifers. Treatment of F2 was done when F1 reached >or=8.2 mm (expected beginning of follicle deviation; Day 0 or Hour 0). In each of ...
Liu Zhuo Hao - - 2010
The clinical features of pituitary hemorrhage vary from asymptomatic to catastrophic. Clinical symptomatic pituitary apoplexy is a well-described syndrome characterized by sudden headaches, visual impairment, hypopituitarism and, at times, impaired consciousness. Subclinical pituitary apoplexy is characterized by minimal atypical clinical manifestations and, as a result, may be misdiagnosed or inappropriately ...
Abdel-Khalek E A - - 2010
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of different periods of ovary preservation at 25-30 °C for 5, 6, 7, 9, 12 and 24 h on recovery rate and oocyte categories of dromedary camel oocytes. Camel ovaries were collected from El-Bassatein slaughterhouse, Cairo. The collected ovaries were placed immediately ...
Chiodini Iacopo - - 2010
CONTEXT: In patients with adrenal incidentalomas, subclinical hypercortisolism (SH) is associated with an increased prevalence of the metabolic syndrome. The effect of surgical/conservative approach is debated. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to determine the effect of the surgical and conservative approaches on the metabolic syndrome in patients with ...
Elliott Robert E - - 2010
OBJECT: Controversy persists concerning the optimal treatment of craniopharyngiomas in children, and no standard outcome metric exists for comparison across treatment modalities, nor is there one that adequately reflects the multisystem dysfunction that may arise. METHODS: The authors retrospectively analyzed the records of 86 consecutive children who underwent a uniform ...
Whitehouse K - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To document the natural history of vestibular schwannomas treated conservatively, and to find if there are any predictive factors for growth and need for active intervention. DESIGN: A retrospective review of patient notes and radiology, mostly MRIs. Subjects: Eighty-eight patients managed conservatively for unilateral vestibular schwannoma and that have ...
Cooper Odelia - - 2010
Silent corticotrophins adenomas (SCAs) are clinically silent and non-secreting but immunostain positively for ACTH. We hypothesize that SCAs comprise both corticotroph and gonadotroph characteristics. Cohort analysis from 1994-2008 with follow-up time ranging from 1-15 years in a tertiary referral center. We compared preoperative and postoperative clinical results and tumor cytogenesis ...
Fujii Yasuhiro - - 2010
A lateral tunnel-total cavopulmonary connection (LT-TCPC) using a right atrial (RA) free wall is the first choice of treatment for patients with a small body weight in this institute. Whether the growth of the LT is appropriate or not according to the growth of the body remains controversial. In addition, ...
Berg C - - 2010
The insulin tolerance test (ITT) is considered the gold standard for assessment of GH and ACTH reserve in patients with pituitary disease following pituitary surgery and is usually performed after 6-12 weeks. However, abnormal axes may not be completely recovered by then. The aim of this study was to evaluate ...
Oka Shiro - - 2010
A water-soluble extract from a cultured medium of Ganoderma lucidum mycelia (MAK) is one of the G. lucidum extracts that has been reported to show have exhibit cancer-preventive effects in the animal studies. To confirm cancer-preventive effects of MAK, we performed a no-treatment concurrent controlled trial on patients with colorectal ...
Fournier C?dric - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Spruce budworm, Choristoneura fumiferana (Clem.), causes cumulative defoliation and hence annual growth loss of the balsam fir, Abies balsamea (L.) Mill, host tree. Annual growth increments of mixed balsam fir stands were measured by stem analysis over a 9 year period (1994-2002), when Bacillus thuringiensis ssp. kurstaki (Btk) was ...
Kelly Phillip - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of lanreotide Autogel, a depot preparation of a long-acting somatostatin analogue, in patients with acromegaly who were previously treated with octreotide. METHODS: In a prospective single-center, open-label, comparative study, 13 patients were switched from octreotide treatment (baseline) to lanreotide Autogel therapy at a fixed dosage ...
Gonzalez-Moles M A - - 2010
Oral topical corticosteroids have potential to produce inhibition of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. To assess whether clobetasol propionate (CP) in aqueous solution causes HPA inhibition. Sixty-two patients with oral lichen planus or oral lichenoid lesions presenting with severe lesions were treated with topical oral 0.05% CP plus 100,000 IU/cm(3) nystatin ...
Stanton A L - - 2010
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is a major concern when raising replacement heifers because of the high incidence and long-term effects of this disease, such as decreased growth and increased time to first calving. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of tulathromycin (TUL) treatment at postweaning movement ...
Oliveira Ricardo Santos de - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review the results of surgery for pediatric patients with Cushing's disease who were less than 18 years old and underwent transsphenoidal surgery in a specialized center during a 25-year period. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Retrospective study, in which the medical records, histology and ...
H?ybye Charlotte - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Patients in remission from Cushing's disease (CD) have many clinical features that are difficult to distinguish from those of concomitant GH deficiency (GHD). In this study, we evaluated the features of GHD in a large cohort of controlled CD patients, and assessed the effect of GH treatment. DESIGN AND ...
Valassi Elena - - 2010
Background: Transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) is the treatment of choice for Cushing's disease (CD). Postoperative hypercortisolemia mandates further therapy. Objective: The aim of the study was to characterize patients without immediate postoperative remission who have a delayed decrease to normal or low cortisol levels without further therapy. Design and Setting: A ...
Mao Zhi-gang - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether 4-month preoperative lanreotide treatment would improve the surgical cure rate of newly diagnosed acromegalic patients with macroadenomas. DESIGN: A prospective, randomised study. METHODS: After a baseline evaluation, patients were randomly assigned to 4-month preoperative treatment with lanreotide (starting with 30 mg/2 weeks i.m. and increasing to ...
Prieto-Tenreiro Alma - - 2010
Thyrotropin (TSH) secreting pituitary adenomas (TSH-omas) account for < 1% of all pituitary adenomas and are a rare cause of hyperthyroidism. The diagnosis is often made at the stage of macroadenoma because of the aggressive nature of the tumor and due to the fact that patients are mistakenly treated for ...
García Basavilbaso N - - 2010
The GH receptor antagonist pegvisomant is an efficient agent to achieve biochemical control of acromegaly in those cases refractory to surgery and medical therapy with somatostatin analogs. We conducted an observational multicenter study consisting of data collection in accordance with the standard management of patients with acromegaly in everyday practice. ...
Decker Celeste - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND METHODS: Growth failure is characteristic of untreated mucopolysaccharidosis type VI (MPS VI: Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome). Growth was studied in fifty-six MPS VI patients (5 to 29 years old) prior to and for up to 240 weeks of weekly infusions of recombinant human arylsulfatase B (rhASB) at 1 mg/kg during ...
Proos L A - - 2010
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues (GnRHa) are the accepted treatment of idiopathic central precocious puberty. As it has been found that growth velocity may be decreased with GnRHa treatment, clinical trials with GnRHa combined with growth hormone (GH) have been carried out. In a recent study 46 adopted girls with early ...
Tylki-Szymanska Anna - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to evaluate growth patterns in terms of body height, weight, head and chest circumference in patients with mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) without treatment and after enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with alpha-l-iduronidase (laronidase). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Anthropometric features of 14 patients with MPS I were followed ...
Bandgar T R - - 2010
CONTEXT: The usefulness of the acute octreotide test in the selection of patients with acromegaly for chronic somatostatin depot analogues treatment is controversial. AIMS: To determine the efficacy of acute octreotide suppression test (OST) in predicting response to long-term somatostatin analogue (Octreotide-long-acting repeatable, OCT-LAR) therapy in patients with acromegaly. SETTINGS ...
Jung Tae-Young - - 2010
We reviewed 17 pediatric craniopharyngioma patients, with a special focus on endocrinological outcomes and tumor recurrence with pituitary stalk preservation. From 1992 to February 2008, 17 patients underwent 27 surgical procedures. The male-female patient ratio was 12:5 and median patient age was 12 years (range, 4-18 years). The median follow-up ...
Mattar Priscilla - - 2010
Nearly 40% of acromegalic patients fail to control GH/IGF-I levels with somatostatin analogues (SA). Dopaminergic agonists (DA) are even less effective, but combination therapy with SA and DA normalizes IGF-I levels in 33-56% of patients not controlled by octreotide alone in short-term studies. This study was designed to evaluate short- ...
Ozçakar Z Birsin - - 2010
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disease, characterized by recurrent, self-limited attacks of fever with serositis involving the peritoneum, pleura, and joints. There is very scarce information on physical growth of affected children. The aim of this study was to determine whether there is significant improvement in growth ...
Suryanarayanan R - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To assess the outcome of conservative management of vestibular schwannoma. STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. SETTING: Tertiary referral centre. PATIENTS: Four hundred and thirty-six patients with vestibular schwannoma (490 tumours), including 327 sporadic tumours and 163 tumours in 109 patients with neurofibromatosis type two. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The relationship of ...
Tambe Katya - - 2009
PURPOSE: Most infantile periocular hemangiomas undergo rapid growth in the first year of life, followed by gradual resolution over years. Treatment is indicated if vision is compromised and is usually continued through the growth phase. The objective of this study was to determine which clinical characteristics might aid in the ...
Hart Catherine K - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: Given that the transnasal endoscopic approach to the sella involves resection of anatomical structures known to contain olfactory neuroepithelium, the effect of this approach on olfaction was evaluated. STUDY DESIGN: Case series with planned data collection. SETTING: Single tertiary care institution. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Adults diagnosed with a pituitary ...
Alwani R A - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Transsphenoidal surgery (TS) is the primary therapy for Cushing's disease (CD). The aims of this retrospective study were twofold: (i) investigate early and late results of TS for CD, and (ii) evaluate various postoperative tests in order to predict the outcome of TS. METHODS: We reviewed the long-term outcome ...
Magiakou Maria Alexandra - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to evaluate the long-term effect of GnRH analog (GnRHa) treatment on final height (FH), body mass index (BMI), body composition, bone mineral density (BMD), and ovarian function. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Ninety-two females, evaluated in adulthood, were categorized as follows: group A, 47 girls with idiopathic ...
Ebner Florian H - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to evaluate the significance of reduced intercarotid artery distance in the C5 segment in acromegalic patients and the implications for transsphenoidal surgery. METHODS: The skull base with the carotid canal was examined with a helical CT scan in 45 patients with acromegaly and ...
Shah Omar J - - 2009
Choledochal cyst is a surgical problem usually related to infancy and childhood. Despite advancements in management, a large number of cases still present during adulthood. The clinical course and outcome in children varies from that in adults. This study focuses on these variations in terms of presentation, management, histopathology, and ...
Mandonnet Emmanuel - - 2010
Grade II gliomas grow slowly and linearly (at rates about 4 mm/year) before undergoing anaplastic transformation. In order to analyze how surgery may affect radiological grade II glioma kinetics, we restrospectively reviewed our national database searching for patients operated on for a supratentorial grade II glioma between 1997 and 2007. ...
Selvaraju S - - 2010
The aim of the current study was to assess the effect of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I; 100 ng/mL) on buffalo (Bubalus Bubalis) sperm functional parameters related to in vitro fertilization. The acrosin activity (the mean diameter of halo formation in micrometers) was significantly higher in the IGF-I group (14.17 +/- ...
Arias María Sol - - 2009
The therapeutic efficacy of albendazole and netobimin in ruminants with naturally occurring fascioliasis was investigated using a recombinant-based ELISA. The variation in the IgG response against a 2.9-kDa recombinant protein (FhrAPS), termed efficacy index (EI) 1, and the egg-output changes, termed EI 2, were used to evaluate drug efficacy. The ...
Macchia E - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The management of pituitary adenomas secreting TSH has evolved considerably over the last decades.We report the clinical features, management, and outcome of a large monocentric series. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A monocentric retrospective cohort of 26 patients admitted to our Department of Endocrinology between 1983 and 2007, followed ...
Greenman Yona - - 2009
Non-functioning pituitary tumours are mostly of gonadotroph cell origin and are devoid of humoral hypersecretory syndromes. They are usually large at the time of diagnosis, commonly presenting with headaches, visual field defects and hypopituitarism. Trans-sphenoidal surgery remains the treatment of choice for rapid decompression of neighbouring structures, often bringing to ...
Kakar Manish - - 2009
To evaluate the feasibility of using neural networks for predicting treatment response by using longitudinal measurements of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) obtained from diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWMRI). Mice bearing HT29 xenografts were allocated to six treatment groups receiving different combinations of daily chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy for 2 weeks. ...
Stoehr Brigitte - - 2010
Study Type - Diagnosis (case series) Level of Evidence 4 To compare outcomes of patients with asynchronous tumours detected before and after the introduction of scrotal ultrasonography (SUS) during routine follow-up examinations. Since January 2001 SUS was also used during the follow-up of patients with testicular cancer. A series of 16 ...
Pagonis Thomas - - 2009
BACKGROUND: de Quervain tenosynovitis usually responds well to nonsurgical treatment. HYPOTHESIS: Growth hormone abuse is associated with increased de Quervain tenosynovitis incidence in weight-training persons. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: We treated 19 weight-training male patients with de Quervain tenosynovitis. Nine were abusing growth hormone (group ...
Swords F M - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: We report the use of 'gamma knife' (GK) radiosurgery in 25 patients with pituitary adenomas not cured despite conventional therapy, including external beam radiotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients had previously received conventional radiotherapy for a mean of 11.8 years prior to receiving GK; 23 out of 25 had ...
Nadkarni Neelesh K - - 2009
Spatial and temporal gait parameters in 40 patients with early Alzheimer's disease (AD) were compared to that of 34 normal controls (NC) on a level ground and on a treadmill. Over-ground velocity, cycle-time, cadence, stride-length, stride-width and double-support time were captured on an electronic walkway. On the treadmill, cadence, cycle-time ...
Ghanem Ismat - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency energy is being used more and more frequently in orthopaedics, mainly in the treatment of bone tumors. We postulated that radiofrequency ablation may produce growth plate lesions similar to those observed in the bone and conducted this study to see whether radiofrequency may be used as a technique ...
Chao Wei-Chieh - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate hospitalization rates and duration of surgery associated with transnasal endoscopic marsupialization compared with sublabial excision in treating nasolabial cysts. DESIGN: Retrospective clinical series. SETTING: Large urban community hospital. PATIENTS: Consecutive sample of 57 patients with nasolabial cysts treated from January 1, 2000, to February 29, 2008. INTERVENTIONS: ...
Svensson Johan - - 2009
In adults, GH replacement therapy will often be maintained for decades. Owing to the long duration of GH replacement in many adults, it is essential to establish the long-term safety aspects of the treatment. In this review, studies that have investigated the safety profile of long-term GH replacement will be ...
Klose M - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To describe baseline clinical presentation, treatment effects and evolution of isolated GH deficiency (IGHD) to multiple pituitary hormone deficiency (MPHD) in adult-onset (AO) GHD. DESIGN: Observational prospective study. METHODS: Baseline characteristics were recorded in 4110 patients with organic AO-GHD, who were GH naïve prior to entry into the Pfizer ...
Ko Jung Min - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Recombinant human growth hormone (GH) can achieve final adult height gain in girls with Turner syndrome (TS), but its efficacy varies widely across individuals. The exon 3-deleted polymorphism of growth hormone receptor (d3-GHR) has been reported to be associated with responsiveness to GH therapy. The short-term growth response of ...
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