Alessandro Sartorio

Summary

Affiliation: Istituto Auxologico Italiano
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of a 3-week integrated body weight reduction program on leptin levels and body composition in severe obese subjects
    A Sartorio
    Laboratory for Experimental Endocrinological Research LSRE, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 26:250-6. 2003
  2. pmc Psychometric properties of the Fatigue Severity Scale in obese patients
    Franco M Impellizzeri
    Department of Research and Development, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 11:32. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Effects of different training protocols on exercise performance during a short-term body weight reduction programme in severely obese patients
    A Sartorio
    Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Endocrinologiche, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Eat Weight Disord 8:36-43. 2003
  4. doi request reprint GH responses to two consecutive bouts of whole body vibration, maximal voluntary contractions or vibration alternated with maximal voluntary contractions administered at 2-h intervals in healthy adults
    A Sartorio
    Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Auxo Endocrinologiche, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Growth Horm IGF Res 20:416-21. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Short-term changes of fatigability and muscle performance in severe obese patients after an integrated body mass reduction program
    A Sartorio
    Experimental Laboratory of Endocrinological Research, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Diabetes Nutr Metab 16:88-93. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of short-term, integrated body mass reduction program on maximal oxygen consumption and anaerobic alactic performance in obese subjects
    A Sartorio
    Experimental Laboratory of Endocrinological Research, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Diabetes Nutr Metab 16:24-31. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Elderly obese women display the greatest improvement in stair climbing performance after a 3-week body mass reduction program
    A Sartorio
    Division of Metabolic Diseases III, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Piancavallo VB, Italy
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:1097-104. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Exercise-induced effects on growth hormone levels are associated with ghrelin changes only in presence of prolonged exercise bouts in male athletes
    A Sartorio
    Experimental Laboratory for Auxo Endocrinological Research Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan and Piancavallo Verbania, Italy
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 48:97-101. 2008
  9. doi request reprint GH responses to two consecutive bouts of neuromuscular electrical stimulation in healthy adults
    A Sartorio
    Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Divisione Malattie Metaboliche 3 and Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Auxo Endocrinologiche, 28921 Verbania, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 158:311-6. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Short-term effects of two integrated, non-pharmacological body weight reduction programs on coronary heart disease risk factors in young obese patients
    A Sartorio
    Laboratory for Experimental Endocrinology, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Diabetes Nutr Metab 16:262-5. 2003

Detail Information

Publications87

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of a 3-week integrated body weight reduction program on leptin levels and body composition in severe obese subjects
    A Sartorio
    Laboratory for Experimental Endocrinological Research LSRE, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 26:250-6. 2003
    ..Body FM reduction appears to be not the unique determinant of leptin levels regulation and the degree of leptin over-expression may negatively affect weight loss in morbidly obese patients...
  2. pmc Psychometric properties of the Fatigue Severity Scale in obese patients
    Franco M Impellizzeri
    Department of Research and Development, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 11:32. 2013
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Effects of different training protocols on exercise performance during a short-term body weight reduction programme in severely obese patients
    A Sartorio
    Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Endocrinologiche, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Eat Weight Disord 8:36-43. 2003
    ..However, the addition of strength training to A conditioning increases maximum strength...
  4. doi request reprint GH responses to two consecutive bouts of whole body vibration, maximal voluntary contractions or vibration alternated with maximal voluntary contractions administered at 2-h intervals in healthy adults
    A Sartorio
    Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Auxo Endocrinologiche, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Growth Horm IGF Res 20:416-21. 2010
    ..Pharmacological or exercise stimuli repeated at a short interval (but not electrical muscle stimulation) are associated with a blunting of GH responsiveness...
  5. ncbi request reprint Short-term changes of fatigability and muscle performance in severe obese patients after an integrated body mass reduction program
    A Sartorio
    Experimental Laboratory of Endocrinological Research, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Diabetes Nutr Metab 16:88-93. 2003
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  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of short-term, integrated body mass reduction program on maximal oxygen consumption and anaerobic alactic performance in obese subjects
    A Sartorio
    Experimental Laboratory of Endocrinological Research, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Diabetes Nutr Metab 16:24-31. 2003
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Elderly obese women display the greatest improvement in stair climbing performance after a 3-week body mass reduction program
    A Sartorio
    Division of Metabolic Diseases III, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Piancavallo VB, Italy
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:1097-104. 2004
    ..To investigate whether stair climbing performance and body composition are similarly affected by a body mass reduction (BMR) program in obese individuals of different gender, age and body mass index (BMI) level...
  8. ncbi request reprint Exercise-induced effects on growth hormone levels are associated with ghrelin changes only in presence of prolonged exercise bouts in male athletes
    A Sartorio
    Experimental Laboratory for Auxo Endocrinological Research Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan and Piancavallo Verbania, Italy
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 48:97-101. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate growth hormone (GH) and ghrelin levels in response to physical exercise in athletes...
  9. doi request reprint GH responses to two consecutive bouts of neuromuscular electrical stimulation in healthy adults
    A Sartorio
    Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Divisione Malattie Metaboliche 3 and Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Auxo Endocrinologiche, 28921 Verbania, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 158:311-6. 2008
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Short-term effects of two integrated, non-pharmacological body weight reduction programs on coronary heart disease risk factors in young obese patients
    A Sartorio
    Laboratory for Experimental Endocrinology, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Diabetes Nutr Metab 16:262-5. 2003
    ..2%, 4.4%) and with still elevated BMI values (41.6 kg/m2). Although IET, compared to NET program, induced smaller reductions of blood pressure, it requires 30% daily training period and may possibly enhance long-term patient compliance...
  11. ncbi request reprint Body mass reduction markedly improves muscle performance and body composition in obese females aged 61-75 years: comparison between the effects exerted by energy-restricted diet plus moderate aerobic-strength training alone or associated with rGH or nandr
    Alessandro Sartorio
    Division of Metabolic Diseases III, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Piancavallo VB, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 150:511-5. 2004
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Gender-, age-, body composition- and training workload-dependent differences of GH response to a discipline-specific training session in elite athletes: a study on the field
    A Sartorio
    Laboratory for Endocrinological Research, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 27:121-9. 2004
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Combined evaluation of resting IGF-I, N-terminal propeptide of type III procollagen (PIIINP) and C-terminal cross-linked telopeptide of type I collagen (ICTP) levels might be useful for detecting inappropriate GH administration in athletes: a preliminary
    Alessandro Sartorio
    Laboratorio Sperimentale Ricerche Endocrinologiche, Instituto Auxologico Italiano IRCCS, Milano, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 61:487-93. 2004
    ..To verify whether combined measurements of GH-dependent parameters might be useful in detecting exogenous recombinant GH (rGH) administration in male athletes from different disciplines...
  14. ncbi request reprint Abnormal LH pulsatility in women with hyperprolactinaemic amenorrhoea normalizes after bromocriptine treatment: deconvolution-based assessment
    A Sartorio
    Divisione Malattie Metaboliche III Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Endocrinologiche, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milano
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 52:703-12. 2000
    ..The present study examines the LH secretory process in hyperprolactinaemic women before, during and after bromocriptine therapy, using restrictive clinical selection criteria as well as improved methodological tools...
  15. ncbi request reprint Growth hormone responses to repeated bouts of aerobic exercise with different recovery intervals in cyclists
    A Sartorio
    3rd Division of Metabolic Diseases, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milano, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 28:RC11-4. 2005
    ..01) and EXP B (p < 0.01). It was concluded that GH responses to subsequent bouts of aerobic exercise are dependent on the time interval between the exercise sessions...
  16. ncbi request reprint An improved computational method to assess pituitary responsiveness to secretagogue stimuli
    Alessandro Sartorio
    Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Endocrinologiche, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 147:323-32. 2002
    ..The objective was to introduce and validate an easy-to-compute responsiveness index, robust in the face of measurement errors and interindividual variability of kinetics parameters...
  17. ncbi request reprint Effects of 12 months rec-GH therapy on bone and collagen turnover and bone mineral density in GH deficient children with thalassaemia major
    A Sartorio
    Divisione Malattie Metaboliche III, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Piancavallo VB, Milano
    J Endocrinol Invest 23:356-61. 2000
    ..More prolonged periods of GH therapy are probably requested to positively affect both bone turnover and BMD values in GH deficient thalassaemic patients, as occurs in children and adults with GH deficiency...
  18. ncbi request reprint Aerobic and anaerobic performance before and after a short-term body mass reduction program in obese subjects
    A Sartorio
    Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Endocrinologiche, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Milano
    Diabetes Nutr Metab 14:51-7. 2001
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Effects of 12-month GH treatment on bone metabolism and bone mineral density in adults with adult-onset GH deficiency
    A Sartorio
    Division of Metabolic Diseases III, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Piancavallo VB, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 24:224-30. 2001
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Changes in motor control and muscle performance after a short-term body mass reduction program in obese subjects
    A Sartorio
    Experimental Laboratory of Endocrinological Research, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 24:393-8. 2001
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Plasma and urinary GH following a standardized exercise protocol to assess GH production in short children
    A Sartorio
    Division of Metabolic Diseases III, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Piancavallo VB, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 24:515-21. 2001
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Short-term changes of cardiovascular risk factors after a non-pharmacological body weight reduction program
    A Sartorio
    Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Endocrinologiche, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Milano, Italy
    Eur J Clin Nutr 55:865-9. 2001
    ..To test the short-term effectiveness of a 3 week hospital-based body weight reduction (BWR) program on selected coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors in obese subjects...
  23. ncbi request reprint Effects of a 16-week progressive high-intensity strength training (HIST) on indexes of bone turnover in men over 65 years: a randomized controlled study
    A Sartorio
    Research Center for Growth Disorders, LSRE, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS Piancavallo, VB
    J Endocrinol Invest 24:882-6. 2001
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint A follow-up of GH-dependent biomarkers during a 6-month period of the sporting season of male and female athletes
    A Sartorio
    Experimental Laboratory for Endocrinological Research, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, 20145 Milan, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 29:237-43. 2006
    ..Further additional studies are requested to precise the cut-off values for narrower age-class subdivisions in both genders in order to improve the proposed method...
  25. ncbi request reprint The impact of gender, body dimension and body composition on hand-grip strength in healthy children
    A Sartorio
    Laboratory for Experimental Endocrinological Research, Instituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Milano
    J Endocrinol Invest 25:431-5. 2002
    ..Moreover, the study provides a standard normative value of maximal HG strength for the healthy children population in Northern Italy...
  26. ncbi request reprint Three-week integrated body weight reduction programme markedly improves performance and work capacity in severely obese patients
    A Sartorio
    Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Endocrinologiche, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Eat Weight Disord 8:107-13. 2003
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Muscle strength and power, maximum oxygen consumption, and body composition in middle-aged short-stature adults with childhood-onset growth hormone deficiency
    Alessandro Sartorio
    Division of Metabolic Diseases, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Verbania and Milan, Italy
    Arch Med Res 39:78-83. 2008
    ..To date, more discordant data are reported on the degree of muscle impairment in untreated GHD patients, due to the large heterogeneity of this syndrome...
  28. ncbi request reprint Elite volunteer athletes of different sport disciplines may have elevated baseline GH levels divorced from unaltered levels of both IGF-I and GH-dependent bone and collagen markers: a study on-the-field
    A Sartorio
    Experimental Laboratory for Endocrinological Researc, Division of Metabolic Disease III, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 27:410-5. 2004
    ..Further additional studies are requested to verify the possible use of these peripheral GH-dependent markers for detecting exogenous chronic administration of recombinant GH in athletes...
  29. doi request reprint Relationship between basal metabolic rate, gender, age, and body composition in 8,780 white obese subjects
    Stefano Lazzer
    Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Auxo Endocrinologiche, Verbania, Italy
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:71-8. 2010
    ..Our results support the hypothesis that the age-related decline in BMR is due to a reduction in FFM. Finally, anthropometric predictors of BMR are as accurate as body composition estimated by BIA...
  30. doi request reprint The energetic and cardiovascular response to treadmill walking and cycle ergometer exercise in obese women
    Claudio L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Cervi 93, Segrate, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Appl Physiol 103:707-17. 2008
    ..Therefore, due to different cardiovascular responses to TM and CE in OB, walking is more convenient, enabling OB to attain target energy expenditure at lower HR or in a shorter time...
  31. ncbi request reprint Optimizing fat oxidation through exercise in severely obese Caucasian adolescents
    Stefano Lazzer
    Experimental Laboratory for Auxo Endocrinological Research, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan and Piancavallo VB, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 67:582-8. 2007
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Fat oxidation rate during and after a low- or high-intensity exercise in severely obese Caucasian adolescents
    Stefano Lazzer
    Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Auxo Endocrinologiche, Via Ariosto 13, 20145, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Appl Physiol 108:383-91. 2010
    ..Total fat oxidised was significantly higher during the LI than during the HI exercise in obese adolescents. However, the equicaloric exercise intensity did not influence EE, fat and carbohydrate oxidation rate during the recovery period...
  33. doi request reprint Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among extremely obese adolescents in Italy and Germany
    Claudio L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Cervi, Milano, Italy
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 88:14-21. 2010
    ..Further tools should be developed to understand international epidemiological differences concerning obesity and its comorbidities in relation to lifestyles in the countries of European Union...
  34. ncbi request reprint Changes in body composition, physical performance and cardiovascular risk factors after a 3-week integrated body weight reduction program and after 1-y follow-up in severely obese men and women
    N A Maffiuletti
    Experimental Laboratory for Endocrinological Research, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Clin Nutr 59:685-94. 2005
    ..To investigate the short- and medium-term (ie, at 1-y follow-up) effects of a hospital-based body weight reduction (BWR) program lasting 3 weeks in severely obese individuals...
  35. ncbi request reprint Development and cross-validation of prediction equations for estimating resting energy expenditure in severely obese Caucasian children and adolescents
    Stefano Lazzer
    Experimental Laboratory for Endocrinological Research, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan, and Piancavallo VB, Italy
    Br J Nutr 96:973-9. 2006
    ..These equations might be useful for health care professionals and researchers when estimating REE in severely obese children and adolescents...
  36. doi request reprint Children with Prader-Willi syndrome exhibit more evident meal-induced responses in plasma ghrelin and peptide YY levels than obese and lean children
    Carla Bizzarri
    Unit of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, IRCCS, Piazza S Onofrio 4, Rome 00165, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 162:499-505. 2010
    ..While hyperghrelinemia is well characterized in PWS, conflicting results have been reported for PYY. The aim of the study was to investigate ghrelin and PYY responses to a standard liquid high-fat meal in children with PWS...
  37. ncbi request reprint Factor analysis of metabolic syndrome components in obese women
    Claudio L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Segrate, Milano, Italy
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 18:233-41. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to use factor analysis to investigate the clustering of features, which characterise the metabolic syndrome, in a cohort of 552 obese women aged 18-83 years (mean body mass index: 43.0 kg/m(2)+/-5.7 SD)...
  38. doi request reprint Comparison of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, air displacement plethysmography and bioelectrical impedance analysis for the assessment of body composition in severely obese Caucasian children and adolescents
    Stefano Lazzer
    Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Laboratorio Sperimentale Ricerche, Auxo endocrinologiche, Verbania, Italia
    Br J Nutr 100:918-24. 2008
    ..The new prediction equation offers an alternative approach to DXA for the estimation of body composition in severely obese children and adolescents...
  39. ncbi request reprint Sympathoadrenergic and metabolic factors are involved in ambulatory blood pressure rise in childhood obesity
    L Gilardini
    Unit of Metabolic Diseases and Diabetes, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy
    J Hum Hypertens 22:75-82. 2008
    ..In conclusion, in our cohort of obese children and adolescents, daytime and night-time hypertension were associated with activation of the sympathoadrenal system and worst metabolic conditions, respectively...
  40. ncbi request reprint Effect of age, degree and distribution of adiposity on the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in a cohort of obese Italian women
    Alessandro Sartorio
    Divisione di Malattie Metaboliche III, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Piancavallo VB, Italy
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 78:225-33. 2007
    ..Considerable variations in number and combinations of abnormalities entailed in the metabolic syndrome indicate that further investigation may possibly identify groups of obese patients at higher risk for targeted intervention...
  41. doi request reprint Growth hormone-releasing effects of whole body vibration alone or combined with squatting plus external load in severely obese female subjects
    Marialuisa Giunta
    Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Auxo Endocrinologiche, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Obes Facts 5:567-74. 2012
    ..Despite the potential of WBV to positively affect body composition changes via lipolytic effects, few studies have been performed in obese subjects to date...
  42. ncbi request reprint Short-term effects of exercise on body water distribution of severely obese subjects as determined by bioelectrical impedance analysis
    A Sartorio
    Divisione Malattie Metaboliche III, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Piancavallo, Verbania
    Diabetes Nutr Metab 15:252-5. 2002
    ..0 to 5.5 times higher in CSP than BEP subjects. We conclude that the type of exercise performed does influence the absolute changes of total body water and extracellular water but not BWD in severely obese subjects undergoing Wt loss...
  43. ncbi request reprint Influence of gender, age and BMI on lower limb muscular power output in a large population of obese men and women
    A Sartorio
    Divisione Malattie Metaboliche, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Piancavallo VB, Italy
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:91-8. 2004
    ..To depict the general trends of muscle anaerobic performance in obese subjects within a wide range of age and body weight...
  44. ncbi request reprint Gender-related changes in body composition, muscle strength and power output after a short-term multidisciplinary weight loss intervention in morbid obesity
    A Sartorio
    3rd Division of Metabolic Diseases, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Piancavallo VB, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 28:494-501. 2005
    ..The present diet/exercise intervention induced significant effects on BW changes and composition as well as on ST and W, with a different impact in males and females...
  45. ncbi request reprint Young elite athletes of different sport disciplines present with an increase in pulsatile secretion of growth hormone compared with non-elite athletes and sedentary subjects
    G Ubertini
    Endocrinology Unit, Children Hospital Bambino Gesù, IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 31:138-45. 2008
    ..An increase in the knowledge of the effect of chronic training on GH secretion could improve the training programme to elicit the greatest exercise- induced GH response...
  46. ncbi request reprint The energy cost of cycling in young obese women
    Claudio L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Cervi, 93, 20090, Segrate, Milano, Italy
    Eur J Appl Physiol 97:16-25. 2006
    ..4 to -31.9%. It is concluded that the lower mechanical efficiency displayed by obese women in cycling has to be taken into account when prescribing exercise through methods predicting the metabolic load...
  47. ncbi request reprint Testosterone inhibition of growth hormone release stimulated by a growth hormone secretagogue: studies in the rat and dog
    Antonello E Rigamonti
    Department of Medical Pharmacology, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    Neuroendocrinology 84:115-22. 2006
    ..cGH response ensuing acute stimulation by a GHS; the inhibitory effect of testosterone on the cGH response to GHS is present during and even 8 days after termination of a short-lived treatment with testosterone; these events occur via a..
  48. ncbi request reprint Lower limb alactic anaerobic power output assessed with different techniques in morbid obesity
    C L Lafortuna
    Institute of Bioimaging and Molecular Physiology, CNR, Segrate, Milano, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 25:134-41. 2002
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Changes of autonomic cardiac profile after a 3-week integrated body weight reduction program in severely obese patients
    M Facchini
    Division of Cardiology, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 26:138-42. 2003
    ..The reduction of heart rate and the increase in parasympathetic activity may consistently contribute to a reduction of the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and of sudden cardiac death, still high in this patients' group...
  50. ncbi request reprint Age- and gender-related variations of leg power output and body composition in severely obese children and adolescents
    A Sartorio
    Division of Auxology, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milano, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 29:48-54. 2006
    ..The capability of performing external work in short bursts (as represented by trends in WBM) is lower in girls of all ages, and merits consideration on the clinical ground...
  51. ncbi request reprint Effect of a 3-week body mass reduction program on body composition, muscle function and motor performance in pubertal obese boys and girls
    N A Maffiuletti
    Experimental Laboratory for Endocrinological Research, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 27:813-20. 2004
    ....
  52. doi request reprint Factor analysis of metabolic syndrome components in severely obese girls and boys
    C L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Segrate, Milano, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 32:552-8. 2009
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Predictors of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in obese children
    A Sartorio
    Divisione di Auxologia e Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Auxo endocrinologiche, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Verbania and Milano, Italy
    Eur J Clin Nutr 61:877-83. 2007
    ..To evaluate predictors of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in obese children...
  54. doi request reprint The energy cost of cycling and aerobic performance of obese adolescent girls
    C L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, I 20090 Segrate, Milan, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 32:647-52. 2009
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint The relationship between body composition and muscle power output in men and women with obesity
    C L Lafortuna
    Institute of Molecular Bioimaging and Physiology, CNR, Segrate MI, Milan, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 27:854-61. 2004
    ..Older women (> or =50 yr) with extreme obesity (class III) suffered from the most serious motor dysfunction within this obese cohort. This result may have important clinical relevance in the care of obesity...
  56. ncbi request reprint Effects of non-specific vs individualized exercise training protocols on aerobic, anaerobic and strength performance in severely obese subjects during a short-term body mass reduction program
    C L Lafortuna
    Institute of Molecular Bioimaging and Physiology, C N R, Segrate, Milano, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 26:197-205. 2003
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Effects of surgery on peripheral N-terminal propeptide of type III procollagen in patients with Crohn's disease
    Matilde De Simone
    Department of Surgery, Fondazione IRCCS, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli e Regina Elena, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    J Gastrointest Surg 11:1361-4. 2007
    ..This study investigates the effects of surgery on collagen turnover in patients affected by Crohn's disease (CD)...
  58. doi request reprint The Italian National Survey for Prader-Willi syndrome: an epidemiologic study
    Graziano Grugni
    Italian Auxological Institute Foundation, Research Institute, Verbania, Italy
    Am J Med Genet A 146:861-72. 2008
    ..Overall, there was no increase in number of deaths during GH treatment, suggesting that GH administration in patients with PWS, as a group, does not increase the risk of death...
  59. ncbi request reprint Growth hormone secretory pattern in non-obese children and adolescents with Prader-Willi syndrome
    Graziano Grugni
    Department of Auxology, S Giuseppe Hospital, Research Institute, Italian Auxological Institute Foundation, Verbania, Italy
    J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 24:477-81. 2011
    ..0001). Subnormal IGF-I values were present in 19 PWS individuals (82.6%) and two healthy controls (6.2%). These findings are in agreement with the hypothesis that a complex derangement of hypothalamus-pituitary axis occurs in PWS...
  60. ncbi request reprint Sleep cycling alternating pattern (CAP) expression is associated with hypersomnia and GH secretory pattern in Prader-Willi syndrome
    Lorenzo Priano
    Divisione di Neurologia e Neuroriabilitazione, Department of Neurology, IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Ospedale S Giuseppe, Casella Postale 1, Intra, 28921 Piancavallo VB, Verbania, Italy
    Sleep Med 7:627-33. 2006
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Impairment of GH responsiveness to combined GH-releasing hormone and arginine administration in adult patients with Prader-Willi syndrome
    G Grugni
    Department of Auxology, S Giuseppe Hospital, Research Institute, Italian Auxological Institute Foundation, Verbania, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 65:492-9. 2006
    ..The aim of our study was to investigate the prevalence of GHD in a large group of adult subjects with genetically confirmed PWS...
  62. doi request reprint Muscle expressions of MGF, IGF-IEa, and myostatin in intact and hypophysectomized rats: effects of rhGH and testosterone alone or combined
    A E Rigamonti
    Department of Medical Pharmacology, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    Horm Metab Res 41:23-9. 2009
    ..In conclusion, rhGH and/or testosterone anabolic effects in the muscle are mediated by a different expression of MGF/IGF-IEa/myostatin, which is related to the pituitary function...
  63. ncbi request reprint Gender variations of body composition, muscle strength and power output in morbid obesity
    C L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolari del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Segrate, Milano, Italy
    Int J Obes (Lond) 29:833-41. 2005
    ..Motor capabilities are reduced in obese (OB) individuals, and this impairment may result also from quantitative variation of muscle mass due to alterations in body composition...
  64. ncbi request reprint GH responses to a near-maximal exercise training session on-the-field in cyclists
    C L Lafortuna
    Institute of Molecular Bioimaging and Physiology, CNR, Segrate, Milan, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 26:RC12-4. 2003
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  65. ncbi request reprint Thyroid function is more strongly associated with body impedance than anthropometry in healthy subjects
    A Sartorio
    Division of Metabolic Diseases III, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Piancavallo, Verbania, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 25:620-3. 2002
    ..Further studies are needed to test whether this relationship holds in under- and over-weight subjects...
  66. ncbi request reprint Death during GH therapy in children with Prader-Willi syndrome: description of two new cases
    G Grugni
    Division of Auxology, IRCCS, S Giuseppe Hospital, Italian Auxological Institute Foundation, Verbania, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 28:554-7. 2005
    ..At the age of 6.3 yr he died at home in the morning following an acute crisis of apnea. These additional cases seem to confirm that some children with PWS may be at risk of sudden death at the beginning of GH therapy...
  67. ncbi request reprint Prediction of resting energy expenditure in severely obese Italian males
    S Lazzer
    Laboratorio Sperimentale Ricerche Auxo Endocrinologiche, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Verbania, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 30:754-61. 2007
    ..The new prediction equations allow an accurate estimation of REE in groups of severely obese males and result in lower mean differences and lower limits of agreement between PREE and MREE than the commonly used equations...
  68. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome in obese Caucasian children: prevalence using WHO-derived criteria and association with nontraditional cardiovascular risk factors
    C Invitti
    Department of Metabolic Diseases and Diabetes, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:627-33. 2006
    ..Moreover, it is unknown if nontraditional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors are associated with the MS at this early age in these subjects...
  69. ncbi request reprint Comparison of predictive equations for resting energy expenditure in severely obese Caucasian children and adolescents
    S Lazzer
    Experimental Laboratory for Endocrinological Research, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan and Piancavallo VB, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 30:313-7. 2007
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Prediction of resting energy expenditure in severely obese Italian women
    S Lazzer
    Experimental Laboratory for Endocrinological Research, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 30:20-7. 2007
    ..The new prediction equations allow an accurate estimation of REE in groups of severely obese women and result in lower mean differences and lower limits of agreement between PREE and MREE than commonly used equations...
  71. ncbi request reprint Physical activity ratios for various commonly performed sedentary and physical activities in obese adolescents
    S Lazzer
    Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Laboratorio Sperimentale Ricerche Auxo Endocrinologiche, Milan and Verbania, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 32:79-82. 2009
    ..This information will be useful to health-care professionals because estimation of DEE in obese adolescents is necessary in order to prescribe an adequate dietary therapy to induce a desired level of energy deficit...
  72. ncbi request reprint Abuse of recombinant human growth hormone: studies in two different dog models
    A E Rigamonti
    Department of Medical Pharmacology, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    Neuroendocrinology 79:237-46. 2004
    ..2 IU/kg) which, in the dog, is undoubtedly lower than that used in humans for doping purposes. Extrapolation of these preclinical results to humans may pave the way for the development of a new rhGH anti-doping test...
  73. ncbi request reprint Postural instability of extremely obese individuals improves after a body weight reduction program entailing specific balance training
    N A Maffiuletti
    Experimental Laboratory for Endocrinological Research, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 28:2-7. 2005
    ..It was concluded that balance improvement is an important goal of rehabilitation, that would probably reduce the propensity of overweight individuals to fall while performing everyday activities...
  74. doi request reprint Metabolic responses to submaximal treadmill walking and cycle ergometer pedalling in obese adolescents
    C L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Segrate, Milano, Italy
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 20:630-7. 2010
    ..These conclusions seem clinically relevant when using exercise as a part of multidisciplinary treatment for juvenile obesity and amelioration of related metabolic disturbances...
  75. doi request reprint Deconvolution-based assessment of pituitary GH secretion stimulated with GHRH+arginine in Prader-Willi adults and obese controls
    Graziano Grugni
    Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Research Institute, Experimental Laboratory for Auxo Endocrinological Research, Milan and Piancavallo, VB, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 79:224-31. 2013
    ..The aim of our study was to characterize the time evolution of responses of PWS subjects compared with obese controls...
  76. ncbi request reprint The measurement of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) concentration in random urine samples
    Elio F De Palo
    Department of Medical Diagnostic Sciences and Special Therapies, University of Padova, Italy
    Clin Chem Lab Med 40:574-8. 2002
    ..The measurement of urinary IGF-I in random urine and its ratio to utPr is an innovative, useful way of investigation of urinary protein/peptide hormones...
  77. ncbi request reprint Growth hormone (GH) peaks versus areas under the curve in the diagnosis of adult GH deficiency: analysis of the variables provided by the GHRH + GHRP-6 test
    Hans P F Koppeschaar
    Department of Endocrinology, University Medical Center Utrech, Utrech, The Netherlands
    Pituitary 7:15-20. 2004
    ..However, on a mathematical basis the area under the secretory curve (AUC) should be more valid for this evaluation...
  78. ncbi request reprint Growth hormone responses to repeated bouts of aerobic exercise with different recovery intervals
    Alessandro Sartorio
    J Appl Physiol 100:1093-4; author reply 1094-5. 2006
  79. ncbi request reprint Conditional cardiovascular response to growth hormone therapy in adult patients with Prader-Willi syndrome
    Paolo Marzullo
    Department of General Medicine, Ospedale S Giuseppe Instituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Casella Postale 1, I 28921 Verbania, and Department of Medical Sciences, University of Padua, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:1364-71. 2007
    ..In Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), an altered GH secretion has been related to reduced cardiac mass and systolic function when compared with controls...
  80. ncbi request reprint Differences in quadriceps muscle strength and fatigue between lean and obese subjects
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Appl Physiol 101:51-9. 2007
    ..The observed quadriceps muscle function impairments (voluntary fatigue and relative strength) probably contribute to the reduced functional capacity of obese subjects during daily living activities...
  81. ncbi request reprint The impact of the degree of obesity on the discrepancies between office and ambulatory blood pressure values in youth
    Empar Lurbe
    Pediatric Nephrology and Cardiovascular Risk Unit, Consorcio Hospital General, University of Valencia, RECAVA, Spain
    J Hypertens 24:1557-64. 2006
    ..The impact of different degrees of obesity on BP and heart rate variability was also investigated...
  82. ncbi request reprint Comparison between voluntary and stimulated contractions of the quadriceps femoris for growth hormone response and muscle damage
    Marc Jubeau
    Laboratoire Institut National de la Santè et de la Recherche Médicale U887 Motricité Plasticité, Faculte des Sciences du Sport, Universite de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
    J Appl Physiol 104:75-81. 2008
    ..05) greater for the stimulation than voluntary exercise. It was concluded that a single bout of electrical stimulation exercise resulted in greater GH response and muscle damage than voluntary exercise...
  83. ncbi request reprint The impact of growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor-I axis and nocturnal breathing disorders on cardiovascular features of adult patients with Prader-Willi syndrome
    Paolo Marzullo
    Department of General Medicine, Ospedale S Giuseppe, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Casella Postale 1, Verbania, Italy I 28921
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:5639-46. 2005
    ..9 +/- 1.2 yr) and 13 age-, gender-, and body mass index-matched obese individuals (age 26.2 +/- 0.8 yr)...
  84. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and concomitance of high blood pressure in Italian obese children
    Cecilia Invitti
    J Hypertens 23:1605-6; author reply 1607. 2005
  85. ncbi request reprint Growth hormone abuse: methods of detection
    Antonello E Rigamonti
    Department of Medical Pharmacology, University of Milan, Via Vanvitelli 32, 20129 Milan, Italy
    Trends Endocrinol Metab 16:160-6. 2005
    ..This review discusses some of the most recently proposed approaches, including a diagnostic algorithm, based on the timed application of different tests, which, collectively, would have a high diagnostic capability...
  86. doi request reprint Quadriceps muscle function characteristics in severely obese and nonobese adolescents
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Appl Physiol 103:481-4. 2008
    ....
  87. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in Caucasian obese children and adolescents: comparison between three different definition criteria
    Alessandro Sartorio
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 77:341-2. 2007