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Evaluation of the prevalence and characteristics of polycystic ovary syndrome in obese adolescents

Grant number: 14/11200-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2014
Effective date (End): June 30, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Maternal and Child Health
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Durval Damiani
Grantee:Marina Pereira Ybarra Martins de Oliveira
Home Institution: Instituto da Criança Professor Doutor Pedro de Alcantara (ICR). Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da USP (HCFMUSP). Secretaria da Saúde (São Paulo - Estado). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women of childbearing age and may already appear in the first decade of life. However, usually appears in adolescence when the maturation of the hypothalamic- pituitary- gonadal axis occurs. Often this syndrome is not perceived by the doctor, since your changes are confused with the typical changes of adolescence. PCOS is characterized by: i) chronic anovulation (which appears as irregular menstrual cycles) and ii) signs of hyperandrogenism (hirsutism, acne or androgenic alopecia) and/or III) polycystic ovaries (diagnosed by pelvic ultrasound). Its prevalence is unknown in Brazilian obese pediatric population as well as its main features. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of PCOS in obese girls and assess which are the most common clinical, laboratory and ultrasonographic characteristics of this population. Shall include all of the girls Outpatient Obesity Unit of Endocrinology ICr- HC - USP. At the end of this research we hope to contribute to a larger clinical and epidemiological knowledge of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. (AU)

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Scientific publications
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YBARRA, MARINA; FRANCO, RUTH ROCHA; COMINATO, LOUISE; SAMPAIO, RAISSA BELTRAO; SUCENA DA ROCHA, SILVIA MARIA; DAMIANI, DURVAL. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome among Obese Adolescents. Gynecological Endocrinology, v. 34, n. 1, p. 45-48, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 4.
Academic Publications
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OLIVEIRA, Marina Pereira Ybarra Martins de. Prevalence and characteristics of polycystic ovary syndrome in obese adolescents. 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Medicina (FM/SBD) São Paulo.

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