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Peter D Mark, Mikkel Andreassen, Claus L Petersen, Andreas Kjaer, and Jens Faber

-iodothyronine (T 3 ) levels within the reference range. Exclusion criteria were as follows: positive TSH receptor antibodies, known cardiovascular disease including hypertension, any medication potentially affecting heart function, resting blood pressure (BP) >140

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Anouar Aznou, Rick Meijer, Daniel van Raalte, Martin den Heijer, Annemieke Heijboer, and Renate de Jongh

frequency in women of other factors than obesity known to be associated with impaired insulin sensitivity, such as smoking ( 19 ), hypertension and a history of cardiovascular diseases ( 20 ). All participants were volunteers recruited through community

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Kusum Lata, Pinaki Dutta, Subbiah Sridhar, Minakshi Rohilla, Anand Srinivasan, G R V Prashad, Viral N Shah, and Anil Bhansali

(gestational hypertension, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia), gestational diabetes mellitus, intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, preterm labour, IUGR, postdatism, preterm premature rupture of membranes and post partum haemorrhage. Neonatal outcomes were

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Joakim Crona, Alberto Delgado Verdugo, Dan Granberg, Staffan Welin, Peter Stålberg, Per Hellman, and Peyman Björklund

-resistant hypertension of unknown aetiology. Urine noradrenaline level was elevated. The patient was operated with a laparoscopic left-sided adrenalectomy and the pathology report described a benign PCC, 25×20 mm in size and a weight of 4.5 g. Immunohistochemistry

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David J F Smith, Hemanth Prabhudev, Sirazum Choudhury, and Karim Meeran

avidity ( 3 ). Glucocorticoids in excess have a well-recognised side effect profile, commonly resulting in weight gain, hypertension, early onset diabetes and psychiatric symptoms. These are frequently seen in inflammatory or autoimmune conditions in

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Myrtille Fouché, Yves Bouffard, Mary-Charlotte Le Goff, Johanne Prothet, François Malavieille, Pierre Sagnard, Françoise Christin, Davy Hayi-Slayman, Arnaud Pasquer, Gilles Poncet, Thomas Walter, and Thomas Rimmelé

), which occurs in 10–20% of SB-NET patients. CS is characterized by isolated or associated symptoms such as cutaneous flushing (90%), diarrhoea (80%), abdominal pain (35%), bronchospasm (15%) and/or cardiovascular changes (hypo or hypertension, tachycardia

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Stavroula A Paschou, Eleni Palioura, Dimitrios Ioannidis, Panagiotis Anagnostis, Argyro Panagiotakou, Vasiliki Loi, Georgios Karageorgos, Dimitrios G Goulis, and Andromachi Vryonidou

disturbances, including insulin resistance and hypertension in both PCOS ( 16 ) and in middle-aged individuals ( 17 ). Therefore, the exact influence of adrenal androgens on the metabolic aspects of PCOS remains inconclusive and requires further investigation

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Ling Hu, Ting Li, Xiao-Ling Yin, and Yi Zou

HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C) and high plasma triacylglycerols), and hypertension ( 5 ). While not a disease per se, MS puts an individual at risk of developing a variety of illnesses, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke ( 6

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Ali Abbara, Sophie Clarke, Pei Chia Eng, James Milburn, Devavrata Joshi, Alexander N Comninos, Rozana Ramli, Amrish Mehta, Brynmor Jones, Florian Wernig, Ramesh Nair, Nigel Mendoza, Amir H Sam, Emma Hatfield, Karim Meeran, Waljit S Dhillo, and Niamh M Martin

predisposing factors can be identified in 10–40% of cases ( 2 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 ). These include hypertension, surgical procedures, head trauma, hypothalamic/pituitary stimulation tests, anticoagulation use and radiotherapy. Pituitary

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Xue-Lian Zhang, Xinyi Zhao, Yong Wu, Wen-qing Huang, Jun-jiang Chen, Peijie Hu, Wei Liu, Yi-Wen Chen, Jin Hao, Rong-Rong Xie, Hsiao Chang Chan, Ye Chun Ruan, Hui Chen, and Jinghui Guo

and nervous system. The renin–angiotensin system (RAS) plays a pivotal role in regulating blood pressure and renal function ( 2 ). Disorder of RAS is known to contribute to the pathogenesis of hypertension and complicate renal dysfunction in diabetes