Gianni Bona

Summary

Affiliation: University of Piemonte Orientale
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc Menstrual pattern and menstrual disorders among adolescents: an update of the Italian data
    Franco Rigon
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Ital J Pediatr 38:38. 2012
  2. pmc Subclinical hypothyroidism in children: natural history and when to treat
    Gianni Bona
    Department of Health Sciences, Universita del Piemonte Orientale A Avogadro, Novara, Italy
    J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol 5:23-8. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Meningococcal vaccine evolution
    G Bona
    Pediatric Clinic, Department of Health Sciences, University of Piemonte Orientale A Avogadro, Novara
    J Prev Med Hyg 53:131-5. 2012
  4. pmc The impact of national and international guidelines on newborn care in the nurseries of Piedmont and Aosta Valley, Italy
    Andrea Guala
    S O C di Pediatria, Ospedale SS Pietro e Paolo, ASL 11, Borgosesia, Italy
    BMC Pediatr 5:45. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Subclinical hypothyroidism
    G Bona
    Department of Pediatrics, Novara, Italy
    Minerva Pediatr 57:195-9. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Hirsutism
    G Bona
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Piemonte Orientale, A Avogadro, Novara, Italy
    Minerva Pediatr 59:289-98. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint [Early diagnosis of Fabry disease in children]
    G Genoni
    Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italia
    Minerva Pediatr 63:425-30. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Genetic defects in GH synthesis and secretion
    G Bona
    Clinica Pediatrica, Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche, Universita del Piemonte Orientale Amedeo Avogadro, Corso Mazzini 18, 28100 Novara, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 151:S3-9. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Central and peripheral activities of ghrelin, a ligand of the growth hormone secretagogue receptor
    G Bona
    Unit of Pediatrics, Department of Medical Sciences, Piemonte Orientale University, Novara, Italy
    Panminerva Med 45:197-201. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint [Secular trend of puberty]
    G Bona
    Clinica Pediatrica, Universita degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale A Avogadro, Novara, Italy
    Minerva Pediatr 54:553-7. 2002

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  1. pmc Menstrual pattern and menstrual disorders among adolescents: an update of the Italian data
    Franco Rigon
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Ital J Pediatr 38:38. 2012
    ..The aims of this study were to produce up-to-date information on the menstrual pattern of Italian girls attending secondary school, and to estimate the prevalence of menstrual cycle abnormalities in this population...
  2. pmc Subclinical hypothyroidism in children: natural history and when to treat
    Gianni Bona
    Department of Health Sciences, Universita del Piemonte Orientale A Avogadro, Novara, Italy
    J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol 5:23-8. 2013
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  3. ncbi request reprint Meningococcal vaccine evolution
    G Bona
    Pediatric Clinic, Department of Health Sciences, University of Piemonte Orientale A Avogadro, Novara
    J Prev Med Hyg 53:131-5. 2012
    ..Although polysaccharide and glycoconjugate vaccines have been developed for serogroups A, C, Y and W-135, currently there are no broadly effective vaccines available for the prevention of meningococcal B disease...
  4. pmc The impact of national and international guidelines on newborn care in the nurseries of Piedmont and Aosta Valley, Italy
    Andrea Guala
    S O C di Pediatria, Ospedale SS Pietro e Paolo, ASL 11, Borgosesia, Italy
    BMC Pediatr 5:45. 2005
    ..Care procedures for preventing neonatal diseases are carried out according to nurseries' traditions and may be not consistent with the evidence based medicine issues...
  5. ncbi request reprint Subclinical hypothyroidism
    G Bona
    Department of Pediatrics, Novara, Italy
    Minerva Pediatr 57:195-9. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Hirsutism
    G Bona
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Piemonte Orientale, A Avogadro, Novara, Italy
    Minerva Pediatr 59:289-98. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint [Early diagnosis of Fabry disease in children]
    G Genoni
    Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italia
    Minerva Pediatr 63:425-30. 2011
    ..This case report aims to point out the importance of an early diagnosis in order to prevent the progression of the disease, the multiorgan failure and to improve the long-term prognosis...
  8. ncbi request reprint Genetic defects in GH synthesis and secretion
    G Bona
    Clinica Pediatrica, Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche, Universita del Piemonte Orientale Amedeo Avogadro, Corso Mazzini 18, 28100 Novara, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 151:S3-9. 2004
    ..In this article we report current knowledge about the genetic basis of IGHD and CPHD...
  9. ncbi request reprint Central and peripheral activities of ghrelin, a ligand of the growth hormone secretagogue receptor
    G Bona
    Unit of Pediatrics, Department of Medical Sciences, Piemonte Orientale University, Novara, Italy
    Panminerva Med 45:197-201. 2003
    ..Ghrelin manages the neuroendocrine and metabolic response to starvation. Taking into account its orexigenic effect, GHS analogues acting as agonists or antagonists on appetite could represent new drug intervention in eating disorders...
  10. ncbi request reprint [Secular trend of puberty]
    G Bona
    Clinica Pediatrica, Universita degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale A Avogadro, Novara, Italy
    Minerva Pediatr 54:553-7. 2002
    ..Our data clearly demonstrate a positive secular trend in pubertal development and point out the need of having updated references values of the timing of sexual maturation for the whole Italian population...
  11. ncbi request reprint Mechanisms of abnormal puberty in coeliac disease
    Gianni Bona
    Pediatric Unit, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Piemonte Orientale A Avogadro, Novara, Italy
    Horm Res 57:63-5. 2002
    ..Moreover, in CD there could be a selective malabsorption of micronutrients essential for the metabolism of carrier or receptor proteins for sex hormones...
  12. ncbi request reprint Functional SNPs within the intron 1 of the PROP1 gene contribute to combined growth hormone deficiency (CPHD)
    Michela Godi
    Laboratory of Human Genetics, Department of Health Sciences, Eastern Piedmont University, 28100 Novara, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:E1791-7. 2012
    ..Mutations within the PROP1 gene represent one of the main causes of familial combined pituitary hormone deficiency (CPHD). However, most of the cases are sporadic with an unknown genetic cause...
  13. ncbi request reprint Novel mutations in the GH gene (GH1) uncover putative splicing regulatory elements
    Deepak Babu
    Laboratory of Genetics D B, S M, I F, P M R, M G, Department of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Piedmont and Interdisciplinary Research Center of Autoimmune Diseases, and Unit of Pediatrics A P, G E W, S B, F P, G B, Department of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Piedmont, 28100 Novara, Italy
    Endocrinology 155:1786-92. 2014
    ..261 variant. Thus, our results evidenced novel putative splicing regulatory elements within exon 3, confirming the crucial role of this exon in mRNA processing. ..
  14. ncbi request reprint A recurrent signal peptide mutation in the growth hormone releasing hormone receptor with defective translocation to the cell surface and isolated growth hormone deficiency
    Michela Godi
    Laboratory of Human Genetics, Department of Medical Sciences and Interdisciplinary Research Center of Autoimmune Diseases, University of Eastern Piedmont, 28100 Novara, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 94:3939-47. 2009
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  15. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of ghrelin response to food intake in pediatric age, from neonates to adolescents
    Flavia Prodam
    Division of Pediatrics, Department of Health Sciences F P, A M, R R, A M, S B, M R, G B Endocrinology, Department of Translational Medicine F P, G A and Interdisciplinary Center for Obesity Study F P, S B, G B, Universita del Piemonte Orientale A Avogadro, Novara, 28100, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 99:1556-68. 2014
    ..Some of ghrelin's changes may contribute to the regulation of food intake and weight in children. We aimed to analyze the ghrelin response to feeding in lean or obese subjects from birth to adolescence...
  16. ncbi request reprint A functional common polymorphism in the vitamin D-responsive element of the GH1 promoter contributes to isolated growth hormone deficiency
    Mara Giordano
    Laboratory of Human Genetics, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Eastern Piedmont, Via Solaroli 17, 28100 Novara, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:1005-12. 2008
    ..Causal mutations have been detected only in a minority of isolated GH deficiency (IGHD) patients. Idiopathic IGHD might be the result of the interaction between several low-penetrance genetic factors and the environment...
  17. ncbi request reprint Obestatin levels are associated with C-peptide and antiinsulin antibodies at the onset, whereas unacylated and acylated ghrelin levels are not predictive of long-term metabolic control in children with type 1 diabetes
    Flavia Prodam
    Division of Pediatrics F P, F C, S B, S M, E P, S S, G B, Department of Health Sciences, Division of Endocrinology F P, Department of Translational Medicine, University of Piemonte Orientale, 28100 Novara, Italy and Interdisciplinary Center for Obesity Study F P, S B, G B, Interdisciplinary Research Center of Autoimmune Diseases F C, G B, and Division of Endocrinology, Diabetology, and Metabolism L T, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Torino, 10126 Torino, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 99:E599-607. 2014
    ..Contemporary regulation of acylated ghrelin (AG), unacylated ghrelin (UAG), and obestatin (OBST) remains undefined in this disease. It is unknown as to whether they could be good predictors of changes in glucose and metabolic control...
  18. doi request reprint Involvement of genes related to inflammation and cell cycle in idiopathic short stature
    Letizia Trovato
    Division of Pediatrics, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Piemonte Orientale, 28100, Novara, Italy
    Pituitary 16:83-90. 2013
    ..In addition, we showed a pubertal modulation of CXCL9 levels. These data suggest that inflammatory and regulatory factors of the cell cycle may be involved in the ISS condition, introducing a new perspective to its etiology...
  19. doi request reprint Ghrelin levels are reduced in prepubertal epileptic children under treatment with carbamazepine or valproic acid
    Flavia Prodam
    Department of Medical Science, Division of Pediatrics, University of Piemonte Orientale, A Avogadro, Novara, Italy
    Epilepsia 51:312-5. 2010
    ..01). A derangement in ghrelin secretion in epilepsy during specific pharmacologic therapies and independent of weight gain could be hypothesized...
  20. doi request reprint Endocrine disorders in childhood and adolescence. Natural history of subclinical hypothyroidism in children and adolescents and potential effects of replacement therapy: a review
    Alice Monzani
    Department of Health Sciences, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 168:R1-R11. 2013
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Cut-off limits of the GH response to GHRH plus arginine test and IGF-I levels for the diagnosis of GH deficiency in late adolescents and young adults
    Ginevra Corneli
    Endocrinology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Amedeo Avogadro University of Novara, Via Solaroli, 17, 28100 Novara, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 157:701-8. 2007
    ..To define the appropriate diagnostic cut-off limits for the GH response to GHRH+arginine (ARG) test and IGF-I levels, using receiver operating characteristics (ROC) curve analysis, in late adolescents and young adults...
  22. pmc Effects of growth hormone (GH) therapy withdrawal on glucose metabolism in not confirmed GH deficient adolescents at final height
    Flavia Prodam
    Division of Pediatrics, Department of Health Sciences, University of Piemonte Orientale Amedeo Avogadro, Novara, Italy Endocrinology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy I C O S Interdisciplinary Center for Obesity Study, Novara, Italy
    PLoS ONE 9:e87157. 2014
    ..i) to evaluate the effect on glucose metabolism of rhGH treatment and withdrawal in not confirmed GHD adolescents at the achievement of adult height; ii) to investigate the impact of GH receptor gene genomic deletion of exon 3 (d3GHR)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Ghrelin: a new hormone with endocrine and non-endocrine activities
    Roberto Baldelli
    Division of Pediatrics, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Piemonte Orientale A Avogadro, Novara, University of Turin, Italy
    Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2:8-14. 2004
    ....
  24. pmc High-end normal adrenocorticotropic hormone and cortisol levels are associated with specific cardiovascular risk factors in pediatric obesity: a cross-sectional study
    Flavia Prodam
    SCDU of Pediatrics, Department of Health Sciences, Universita del Piemonte Orientale A Avogadro, Via Solaroli 17, Novara, 28100, Italy
    BMC Med 11:44. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the association between morning adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and cortisol levels and cardiovascular risk factors in overweight or obese Caucasian children and adolescents...
  25. doi request reprint Subclinical hypothyroidism in children and adolescents: a wide range of clinical, biochemical, and genetic factors involved
    Anna Rapa
    Division of Pediatrics, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Piemonte Orientale, Via Solaroli 17, 28100 Novara, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 94:2414-20. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to examine clinical characteristics, biochemical parameters, and TSH-R gene variations in children and adolescents with subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) in order to evaluate their pattern of distribution in SH...
  26. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of GH deficiency in the transition period: accuracy of insulin tolerance test and insulin-like growth factor-I measurement
    Mohamad Maghnie
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pavia, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 152:589-96. 2005
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint A variation in a Pit-1 site in the growth hormone gene (GH1) promoter induces a differential transcriptional activity
    Mara Giordano
    Laboratorio di Genetica Umana, Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche and IRCAD, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
    Mol Cell Endocrinol 249:51-7. 2006
    ..Despite the strong effect of this polymorphism in vitro, the -75G variation was not associated to an impairment of the GH secretion in vivo...
  28. doi request reprint Influence of age, gender, and glucose tolerance on fasting and fed acylated ghrelin in Prader Willi syndrome
    Flavia Prodam
    Division of Paediatrics, Department of Medical Science, University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
    Clin Nutr 28:94-9. 2009
    ..The cause of this increase as well as the modulation of ghrelin secretion in fasting and feeding in relation to other metabolic parameters and glucose tolerance in PWS is largely unknown...
  29. pmc Pediatric obesity and vitamin D deficiency: a proteomic approach identifies multimeric adiponectin as a key link between these conditions
    Gillian E Walker
    Laboratory of Clinical Pediatrics, Department of Health Sciences, Universita del Piemonte Orientale Amedeo Avogadro, Novara, Italy
    PLoS ONE 9:e83685. 2014
    ..Using a proteomic approach, multimeric adiponectin has been identified as a key plasma protein that links VDD to pediatric obesity. ..
  30. doi request reprint Isolated GHD: investigation and implication of JAK/STAT related genes before and after rhGH treatment
    Letizia Trovato
    Division of Pediatrics, Department of Medical Science, University A Avogadro of Piemonte Orientale, Via Solaroli 17, 28100 Novara, Italy
    Pituitary 15:482-9. 2012
    ..Mutational screening of GHR may be useful in investigating IGHD's etiology. Genes linked to inflammation suggest to evaluate cardiovascular risks also in pediatric IGHD subjects...
  31. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome is strictly associated with parental obesity beginning from childhood
    Alice Monzani
    Division of Pediatrics, Department of Health Sciences, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 81:45-51. 2014
    ..We quantified the prevalence of MetS, analysed the clustering of MetS components and described the distribution of metabolic parameters not included in MetS definition...
  32. doi request reprint Obesity and infection: two sides of one coin
    Giulia Genoni
    SCDU of Pediatrics, Department of Health Sciences, Universita del Piemonte Orientale A Avogadro, Via Solaroli 17, Novara, 28100, Italy
    Eur J Pediatr 173:25-32. 2014
    ..In conclusion, obesity impacts millions globally, and greater understanding of its etiology and its effects on immunity, infections, and prevention and management strategies is a key public health concern. ..
  33. doi request reprint Effect of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) on hemoglobin concentration in children with idiopathic growth hormone deficiency-related anemia
    Roberto Miniero
    Pediatric Unit, Department of Internal Medicine and Surgery, Magna Graecia University Catanzaro, Italy
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 34:407-11. 2012
    ..In conclusion, rhGH therapy resulted in normal hemoglobin values in all children enrolled in the study. These data support the concept that the GH/IGF-1 axis promotes erythropoiesis in vivo...
  34. doi request reprint Update on age at menarche in Italy: toward the leveling off of the secular trend
    Franco Rigon
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Adolesc Health 46:238-44. 2010
    ..Recent studies suggest that the magnitude of the secular trend toward an earlier age at menarche is slackening in industrialized countries...
  35. ncbi request reprint Traumatic brain injury-induced hypopituitarism in adolescence
    Roberto Baldelli
    Unit of Pediatrics, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Piemonte Orientale Amedeo Avogadro, Novara, Italy
    Pituitary 8:255-7. 2005
    ..Therefore, the onset of TBI-induced GH deficiency in this particular phase of life should be strictly evaluated and corrected for the possible adult health consequences...
  36. pmc Vitamin D status in cord blood and newborns: ethnic differences
    Francesco Cadario
    Division of Pediatrics, Department of Health Sciences, University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
    Ital J Pediatr 39:35. 2013
    ..Limited data are available for the neonatal age. The aim of the study is to understand the differences in 25OHD levels with respect to skin colour and ethnicity in newborns...
  37. ncbi request reprint Ghrelin secretion in childhood is refractory to the inhibitory effect of feeding
    Simonetta Bellone
    Units of Pediatrics, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Piemonte Orientale, 28100 Novara, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:1662-5. 2004
    ..Thus, food intake inhibits ghrelin secretion in adults but not in children. Ghrelin refractoriness to inhibition by food intake in children would reflect a peculiar functional profile of the ghrelin system in childhood...
  38. ncbi request reprint Increased interleukin-10 in Helicobacter pylori infection could be involved in the mechanism protecting from allergy
    Giuseppina Oderda
    Department of Pediatrics, Clinica Pediatrica, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 45:301-5. 2007
    ..To elucidate a possible mechanism involved in protecting against the development of atopy, we measured expression of IL-10 in gastric mucosa of children with H pylori gastritis...
  39. ncbi request reprint Intracoronary ghrelin infusion decreases coronary blood flow in anesthetized pigs
    Elena Grossini
    Facolta di Medicina e Chirurgia, Universita del Piemonte Orientale A Avogadro, Via Solaroli 17, I 28100 Novara, Italy
    Endocrinology 148:806-12. 2007
    ..The mechanisms of this response were shown to involve the inhibition of a vasodilatory beta(2)-adrenergic receptor-mediated effect related to the release of nitric oxide...
  40. doi request reprint Association of the (CA)n repeat polymorphism of insulin-like growth factor-I and -202 A/C IGF-binding protein-3 promoter polymorphism with adult height in patients with severe growth hormone deficiency
    Maria Consolata Miletta
    Paediatric Endocrinology, University Children s Hospital, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 76:683-90. 2012
    ..In addition, the various genotypes were also studied in a healthy control group of 211 subjects...
  41. ncbi request reprint The natural history of euthyroid Hashimoto's thyroiditis in children
    Giorgio Radetti
    Department of Pediatrics, Regional Hospital, Bolzano, Italy
    J Pediatr 149:827-32. 2006
    ..To study the natural history of Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) in children and identify factors predictive of thyroid dysfunction...
  42. ncbi request reprint Thyroid autoimmunity in childhood celiac disease
    Giuseppina Oderda
    Clinica Pediatrica, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 35:704-5. 2002
  43. ncbi request reprint A novel deletion in the GH1 gene including the IVS3 branch site responsible for autosomal dominant isolated growth hormone deficiency
    Daniela Vivenza
    Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche, Via Solaroli 17, 28100 Novara, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91:980-6. 2006
    ..The majority of mutations responsible for isolated GH type II deficiency (IGHD II) lead to dominant negative deleteriously increased levels of the GH1 exon 3 skipped transcripts...
  44. pmc Access to paediatric emergency departments in Italy: a comparison between immigrant and Italian patients
    Erica Clara Grassino
    Department of Pediatrics, AOU Maggiore della Carit, University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
    Ital J Pediatr 35:3. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  45. pmc Randomized trial on the safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of MenACWY-CRM, an investigational quadrivalent meningococcal glycoconjugate vaccine, administered concomitantly with a combined tetanus, reduced diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccine
    Roberto Gasparini
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Via Pastore 1, 16132 Genoa, Italy
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 17:537-44. 2010
    ..These results indicate that the investigational MenACWY-CRM vaccine is well tolerated and immunogenic and that it can be coadministered with Tdap to adolescents and young adults...
  46. ncbi request reprint Effect of different growth hormone dosages on the growth velocity in children born small for gestational age
    Elena Bozzola
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Horm Res 61:98-102. 2004
    ..In conclusion, the height velocity of children born SGA significantly increases during the 1st year of GH therapy, diminishes, but can decrease during the 2nd year, if the GH dosage is not raised...
  47. ncbi request reprint Etiopathogenetic advances and management of holoprosencephaly: from bench to bedside
    S Bellone
    Division of Pediatrics, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
    Panminerva Med 52:345-54. 2010
    ..A skill multidisciplinary approach is mandatory to offer the better clinical assistance to patients and their parents...
  48. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic tests for childhood Helicobacter pylori infection: invasive, noninvasive or both?
    Giuseppina Oderda
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 39:482-4. 2004
  49. ncbi request reprint Ghrelin secretion is inhibited by glucose load and insulin-induced hypoglycaemia but unaffected by glucagon and arginine in humans
    Fabio Broglio
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 61:503-9. 2004
    ..Whether hyperglycaemia and insulin directly inhibit ghrelin secretion still remains matter of debate. The aim of the present study was therefore to investigate further the regulatory effects of glucose and insulin on ghrelin secretion...
  50. doi request reprint Thyroid nodules and cancer in children and adolescents affected by autoimmune thyroiditis
    Andrea Corrias
    Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Regina Margherita Children s Hospital, Piazza Polonia 94, 10126 Torino, Italy
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:526-31. 2008
    ..To investigate the association between juvenile autoimmune thyroiditis (JAT) and thyroid cancer in pediatric patients...
  51. ncbi request reprint Thyrotropin receptor gene mutations and TSH resistance: variable expressivity in the heterozygotes
    Marta Camilot
    Dipartimento Materno Infantile e di Biologia Genetica Sez Pediatrica, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 63:146-51. 2005
    ..In this paper, we aimed to investigate the actual role of the TSHR gene in the development of both subclinical and congenital hypothyroidism...
  52. ncbi request reprint The nutritional control of ghrelin secretion in humans: the effects of enteral vs. parenteral nutrition
    Flavia Prodam
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, C so Dogliotti, 14 Turin, Italy
    Eur J Nutr 45:399-405. 2006
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint GHRH and GH secretagogues: clinical perspectives and safety
    Gianluca Aimaretti
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Italy
    Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2:86-92. 2004
    ..Previous studies with GHRH and/or GHS in aging patients provided encouraging results. However, it still remains to be definitively demonstrated that aged subjects would benefit from chronic treatment with these molecules...