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I. Determine the efficacy of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), an androgen replacement hormone, for patients with primary adrenal insufficiency (Addison's disease).
PROTOCOL OUTLINE: This is a randomized, double-blind study. Patients are stratified by age.
Patients are randomly assigned to androgen replacement therapy with daily dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) or placebo for 6 months. All patients may receive 6 additional months of DHEA following randomized therapy.
Women on hormonal replacement therapy may receive concurrent conjugated estrogens or oral medroxyprogesterone.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment
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Addison's disease is a rare condition which in most cases is caused by autoimmune destruction of the adrenals, leading to deficiency of cortisol, aldosterone and adrenal androgens. Unrecog...
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of dehydroepiandrosterone supplementation on in vitro fertilization performance and outcome among poor-responder patient.
This study aims to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a standard chloroquine drug regimen administration supplemented with dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate against drug-resistant malaria.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of DHEA on endothelial dysfunction in patients with systemic lupus by measuring: 1. changes in brachial artery flow-mediated dilatati...
OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the safety and efficacy of synthetic dehydroepiandrosterone, GL701, in women with active systemic lupus erythematosus.
On the basis of the immunomodulatory actions of vitamin D (VD), we investigated the effects of high-dose VD therapy over a 3 mo period on the immune response in patients with Addison's disease (AD).
Autoimmune Addison's disease (AAD), or primary adrenocortical insufficiency, is a classical organ-specific autoimmune disease with160 years of history. AAD is remarkably homogenous with one major domi...
Polyglandular autoimmune syndrome type II (PGA-II) is a rare immunoendocrinopathy syndrome characterized by the occurrence of autoimmune Addison disease along with diabetes mellitus type 1 and/or auto...
Schmidt’s syndrome, also known as poliglandular autoimmune syndrome type 2, is a rare disease that has a prevalence between 1.5-4.5 cases per 100 000 inhabitants. The diagnosis consists in the conco...
A major C19 steroid produced by the ADRENAL CORTEX. It is also produced in small quantities in the TESTIS and the OVARY. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) can be converted to TESTOSTERONE; ANDROSTENEDIONE; ESTRADIOL; and ESTRONE. Most of DHEA is sulfated (DEHYDROEPIANDROSTERONE SULFATE) before secretion.
Immune-mediated inflammation of the PITUITARY GLAND often associated with other autoimmune diseases (e.g., HASHIMOTO DISEASE; GRAVES DISEASE; and ADDISON DISEASE).
21-Hydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione. Desoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA) is used as replacement therapy in ADDISON DISEASE.
An adrenal disease characterized by the progressive destruction of the ADRENAL CORTEX, resulting in insufficient production of ALDOSTERONE and HYDROCORTISONE. Clinical symptoms include ANOREXIA; NAUSEA; WEIGHT LOSS; MUSCLE WEAKNESS; and HYPERPIGMENTATION of the SKIN due to increase in circulating levels of ACTH precursor hormone which stimulates MELANOCYTES.
Hereditary forms of Addison disease that may exhibit autosomal recessive or X-linked inheritance. They are characterized by severe neurological symptoms, APNEA; and death in infancy. OMIM: 240200
Diabetes Diabetes Endocrine Obesity Oxycontin Renal Disease Thyroid Disorders Endocrinology is the study of the endocrine glands and the hormones that they secrete (Oxford Medical Dictionary). There are several groups of h...
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