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      Influence of Extracorporeal Dialysis on Insulin-Induced Human Growth Hormone Secretion in Patients with Acute Renal Failure

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      Nephron

      S. Karger AG

      Acute renal insufficiency, HGH secretion, Extracorporeal dialysis

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          The influence of haemodialysis on insulin-induced human growth hormone (HGH) secretion was investigated in 14 patients with acute renal insufficiency. In non-dialysed patients significantly elevated HGH levels were found after insulin stimulation as compared with 16 healthy subjects. The mean insulin-induced HGH values found in non-dialysed patients were 12.4 (0 min), 50.7 (30 min), 51.3 (60 min) and 25.2 ng/ml (120 min) as compared with 3.7, 18.1, 33.5 and 13 ng/ml, respectively, obtained in normal subjects. Abnormal HGH secretion was improved after dialysis despite persistence of a diminished hypoglycaemic effect of insulin.

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          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1974
          1974
          28 November 2008
          : 12
          : 4
          : 241-248
          Affiliations
          2nd Clinic of Internal Medicine, Silesian School of Medicine, Katowice
          Article
          180335 Nephron 1974;12:241–248
          10.1159/000180335
          4407267
          © 1974 S. Karger AG, Basel

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