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Acromegaly at diagnosis in 3173 patients from the Liege Acromegaly Survey (LAS) Database

Acromegaly is a rare disorder caused by chronic growth hormone (GH) hypersecretion. While diagnostic and therapeutic methods have advanced, little information exists on trends in acromegaly characteristics over time. The Liège Acromegaly Survey (LAS) Database, a relational database, is designed to assess the profile of acromegaly patients at diagnosis and during long-term follow-up at multiple treatment centers. The following results were obtained at diagnosis. The study population consisted of 3173 acromegaly patients from ten countries; 54.5% were female. Males were significantly younger at diagnosis than females (43.5 vs 46.4 years; P
Source: Endocrine-Related Cancer - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research

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Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 32-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-month history of weight loss, abdominal cramping, and loose stools. Her stools are malodorous, but she has not noted any blood associated with her bowel movements. Although her appetite is good, she has lost 3.2 kg (7.0 lb). She has an 8-year history of diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis. On physical examination, temperature is normal, blood pressure is 146/92 mm Hg, pulse rate is 94/min, and respiration rate is 16/min. BMI is 19. Cardiopulmonary examination is ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Gastroenterology Rheumatology Source Type: blogs
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Source: Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - Category: Dermatology Tags: Features: Case Report Source Type: research
Abstract Male breast cancer (MBC) accounts for 1% of all breast cancer. Adult obesity and tallness are risk factors for MBC, but the role of adolescent fatness is largely unknown. We aimed to assess the association between body mass index (BMI) in adolescence and the incidence of MBC in a large cohort of 16‐19 year‐old Israeli males. 1,382,093 Jewish Israeli males aged 16‐19 who underwent anthropometric measurements, a General Intelligence Test (GIT) and other examinations during 1967‐2011, were followed up to 31.12.2012 for MBC incidence. Cox proportional hazards models assessed the association between adolescent ...
Source: International Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
Date: Tuesday, 10 24, 2017; Speaker: Junfang Ji, Professor, Life Science Institute, Zhejiang University; Lei Zhao, Medical Director, Shandong Cancer Hospital/Shandong University; Building: Building 37; 6041/6107
Source: NIH Calendar of Events - Category: American Health Source Type: events
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Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: General Cardiology Source Type: blogs
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Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news
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Source: Diabetes Mine - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Last summer Stefano bought Fitbits for us, and, to our surprise, we discovered that we weren’t sleeping as much or as deeply as we thought. I always used to maintain that as soon as my head hit the pillow, I’d fall into a deep coma. I thought I was getting plenty of sleep. Well, the Fitbit told me otherwise. And who knows how long this had been going on (still is, probably)…Eeeek! Why am I mentioning this today? Because, thanks to a Facebook friend (and blog reader, too), I just finished reading a very interesting NPR report on the importance of sleep…of “naturalistic” sleep. Here...
Source: Margaret's Corner - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Blogroll Matthew Walker NPR sleep and the immune system Source Type: blogs
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