Nyctohemeral variations in plasma concentrations of HGH, glucose, and FFA were studied in 22 normal subjects and 48 diabetic patients affected with retinopathy. In the normal subjects, (fourteen males and eight females, mean age 40+/-3 years; body weight less than 110% of I.B.W.) the determinations were made on blood samples drawn every hour. Seven of these normal subjects were examined before and after 10 days of administration of a new plurichronocorticoid drug (administered at 08(00) and 15(00), with a total amount of 14 mg of prednisolone and 15 mg of cortisone). In patients with diabetic retinopathy (32 male and sixteen female patients, mean age 46+/-2 years, body weight less than 110% of I.B.W.) the determinations were made on blood samples drawn every 3 hrs. All the diabetic patients were insulin treated and were under good or discrete metabolic control, and presented advanced retinopathy. Both in the normal subjects and in retinopathic diabetics, the mean HGH curve showed a characteristic elevation during the early nighttime hours (between 21(00) and 02(00). Despite higher values in plasma glucose and FFA, in diabetics the nocturnal elevation of HGH was only slightly lower than in the normals. The comparison between daytime and nighttime determinations, both in the normal subjects and in the diabetics, reveals statistically significant differences. These results suggest that in subjects with diabetic retinopathy, in the phase of good or discrete metabolic control, spontaneous HGH secretion is not increased, and that nocturnal elevation of HGH is not substantially influenced by higher plasma levels of glucose and FFA. Ten days of plurichronocorticoid treatment with a new drug which exhausts its activity before the evening, did not modify the circadian rhythm of HGH.

Chronobiological pattern of growth hormone secretion in normal subjects and in retinopathic diabetics. Lack of suppression by a plurichronocorticoid drug

MUGGEO, Michele;
1976

Abstract

Nyctohemeral variations in plasma concentrations of HGH, glucose, and FFA were studied in 22 normal subjects and 48 diabetic patients affected with retinopathy. In the normal subjects, (fourteen males and eight females, mean age 40+/-3 years; body weight less than 110% of I.B.W.) the determinations were made on blood samples drawn every hour. Seven of these normal subjects were examined before and after 10 days of administration of a new plurichronocorticoid drug (administered at 08(00) and 15(00), with a total amount of 14 mg of prednisolone and 15 mg of cortisone). In patients with diabetic retinopathy (32 male and sixteen female patients, mean age 46+/-2 years, body weight less than 110% of I.B.W.) the determinations were made on blood samples drawn every 3 hrs. All the diabetic patients were insulin treated and were under good or discrete metabolic control, and presented advanced retinopathy. Both in the normal subjects and in retinopathic diabetics, the mean HGH curve showed a characteristic elevation during the early nighttime hours (between 21(00) and 02(00). Despite higher values in plasma glucose and FFA, in diabetics the nocturnal elevation of HGH was only slightly lower than in the normals. The comparison between daytime and nighttime determinations, both in the normal subjects and in the diabetics, reveals statistically significant differences. These results suggest that in subjects with diabetic retinopathy, in the phase of good or discrete metabolic control, spontaneous HGH secretion is not increased, and that nocturnal elevation of HGH is not substantially influenced by higher plasma levels of glucose and FFA. Ten days of plurichronocorticoid treatment with a new drug which exhausts its activity before the evening, did not modify the circadian rhythm of HGH.
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