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Bipin Jose, Vandana Jain, Naval Kishore Vikram, Anuja Agarwala, Savita Saini
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether overweight children and adolescents have lower serum concentration and lower dietary intake of magnesium compared to those with normal weight; and to study the correlation of serum magnesium levels with components of metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, comparative study. SETTING: General/Pediatric Endocrinolgy OPD tertiary care medical centre. Study done from July 2007 to March 2009 PARTICIPANTS: 55 overweight and 53 normal weight children and adolescents aged 4 years to 14 years...
February 2012: Indian Pediatrics
Y M Dehayem, A P Kengne, S P Choukem, N L Simo, K P Awah, J C Mbanya
The present study was undertaken to assess the prevalence and prognosis of comas, the most serious acute complications of diabetes, among people with diabetes in Cameroon. The medical records of diabetic patients admitted to the endocrinolgy service of the Yaounde Central Hospital between November 1999 and October 2002 were reviewed. For each patient, data were collected on past medical history, clinical parameters, results of laboratory investigations, treatment received, and outcome. Coma was found to account for 10...
January 2008: Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology
P J Fuller
The Olympics of endocrinology, the 11th International Congress of Endocrinolgy was held rather appropriately in Sydney, four weeks after the summer games of the XXWIIth Modern Olympiad. Both occasions were a great success and whilst it may be tempting to extend the analogy to the pool or the track or heaven forbid, digress into 'drugs in sport', this review will focus on endocrinology. There were over 3000 participants with ten plenary lectures, 20 meet-the-expert sessions, 41 symposia, 128 oral free communications and 1500 posters...
March 2001: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
P Boudes, G Bailly
The interaction of oestrogens with their intra-nuclear receptor is now recognized in its tri-dimensional aspects. A new receptor, ER beta, has been cloned and new non-genomic oestrogen effects have been reported. Hence, a better understanding of physiological mechanisms or of pathophysiological aspects, such as phyto- and xeno-oestrogens' influence on the organism, is possible. New compounds, belonging to the SERM family, are being explored. Raloxifene is now available for the prevention of post-menopausal osteoporosis...
March 2000: Thérapie
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