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Arquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia & Metabologia
versão impressa ISSN 0004-2730
RODRIGUES, Ticiana Costa et al. Diabetes mellitusin a cohort of patients with acromegaly. Arq Bras Endocrinol Metab [online]. 2011, vol.55, n.9, pp. 714-719. ISSN 0004-2730. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-27302011000900008.
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the presence of diabetes mellitus (DM) in a cohort of patients with acromegaly. METHODS: This was a cross sectional study. RESULTS: Fifty-eight acromegalic patients were assessed. Only 29% met the criteria for cure, and 27% had the disease controlled. Twenty-two had DM; HbA1c was equal to 7.34 ± 2.2%. Most of the diabetic patients (18 out of 22, 82%) did not meet criteria for cure. They were more often hypertensive [16/22 (73%) vs. 17/36 (46%), p = 0.04], and used statins more frequently [14/22 (64%) vs. 8/36 (21%), p = 0.004]. After regression analysis, hypertension was associated with diabetes [odds ratio (OR): 9.28 (95% CI: 1.59 - 54.00), p = 0.01], and cured/ controlled acromegaly was associated with protection against the presence of diabetes [OR: 0.17 (95% CI: 0.03 - 0.78), p = 0.02]. CONCLUSIONS: The presence of DM was associated with active acromegaly and presence of hypertension. However, absolute levels of GH and IGF-1 did not differ between patients with and without diabetes.
Palavras-chave : Acromegaly; diabetes mellitus; growth hormone.