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Jovićević Mirjana - - 2010
The study comprised 100 ischemic stroke patients of both sexes aged 15-45 years who were treated at the Clinic of Neurology of the Clinical Center of Vojvodina in the period January 2001-September 2004. All study subjects were divided into three age groups: 15-25, 26-35 and 36-45 years. Sex, age and ...
Fukumitsu Nobuyoshi - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Three-phase bone scintigraphy has been used for the diagnosis of osteomyelitis in some regions of the body. However, its utility in patients with chronic osteomyelitis of the mandible (COM) has been reported only occasionally and the significance has not been fully examined. The aim of this study was to ...
Vojniković Bozo - - 2010
Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS) is a condition related to patients with visual loss due to age related macular degeneration or glaucoma that are having complex visual hallucinations. The CBS was first described by Swiss physician Charles Bonnet in 1760. Affected patients, who are otherwise mentally healthy people with significant visual ...
Rawlani Sudhir - - 2010
To evaluate skeletal and non-skeletal fluorosis in patients living at endemic fluoridated areas and also the morphological changes in red blood cells (R.B.C.'s). The cross-sectional study was conducted at Vidharbha region of Maharashtra, India. An ethical clearance was obtained from the concerned authorities. Fifty families were screened and 204 subjects ...
David-Vizcarra Grace - - 2010
To assess the natural history and impact of the secondary bone disease observed in patients with mucolipidosis (ML) II and III. Affected children and adults were ascertained from clinical genetics units around Australia and New Zealand. Diagnoses were confirmed by the National Referral Laboratory in Adelaide. The study encompassed all ...
Park Jong Chan - - 2010
Recent studies indicate that serum alkaline phosphatase (AlkPhos), a surrogate of high turnover bone disease, is associated with coronary artery calcification and death risk in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients. The association between AlkPhos and bone mineral density (BMD) is not well studied. We studied the association between AlkPhos and dual-energy ...
Li C-A - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To identify the characteristic features of Achilles enthesitis of the spondyloarthropathies (SpA) detectable by colour Doppler energy ultrasound (CDEU) in the context of the 'enthesis organ'. METHODS: Seventy patients with SpA and 15 healthy subjects were clinically evaluated and underwent CDEU examination of the Achilles entheses. The CDEU images ...
Sanusi A A - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Information on renal bone disease (RBD) is sparse in Nigeria. The prevalence of RBD in a dialysis population worldwide ranges between 33% and 67% and it increases with progression of renal insufficiency. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence and magnitude of RBD in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD). ...
Galluzzo Maria Laura - - 2010
This study was designed to describe the bone marrow features of multisystem Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) at diagnosis in patients with or without hematologic dysfunction. A retrospective review of bone marrow biopsies from patients with multisystem LCH was performed. Cases were diagnosed at the Garrahan Hospital between 1987 and 2004. ...
Yuasa Takeshi - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To examine Japanese patients who had received androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) for longer periods, as it is known that ADT of patients with prostate cancer reduces their bone mineral density (BMD). However, our previous cross-sectional study revealed that short-term ADT (average, 23.5 months) does not significantly increase the prevalence of ...
Van den Wyngaert Tim - - 2010
Bisphosphonates (BP) have been associated with the occurrence of osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), possibly by causing an excessive bone turnover inhibition. However, little in vivo evidence exists to support this theory. The (99m)Tc-medronate scintigrams of patients with skeletal metastases and BP use (n=40) were individually matched with cancer patients ...
Priemel Matthias - - 2010
Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is only one measurable index of skeletal health, and we reasoned that a histomorphometric analysis of iliac crest biopsies would be another and even more direct approach to assess bone health and address the required minimum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] level. A cohort from the northern European population ...
Lesty Claude - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To use a purely geometric data-unravelling method to identify, without a priori, direct links of neoangiogenesis with known clinicobiologic variables in 23 untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients at the time of marrow sampling. STUDY DESIGN: We measured neovascular surface density (CD34 endothelial marker) in the 10 most labeled ...
Ambrus Cs - - 2011
The relationship between parathyroid function, an important determinant of bone turnover, and bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with chronic kidney disease is not fully understood. We wanted to analyze the association between BMD and parathyroid function in hemodialysis patients in details. In a cross-sectional design, data from 270 patients ...
Iorio Alfonso - - 2010
Osteoporosis is caused by bone mineral density (BMD) reduction. Haemophilia patients are at increased risk of osteoporosis because of decreased physical activity and blood-borne virus infections. This systematic review of the literature aims at evaluating BMD reduction in severe haemophilia patients and its correlation with patients' characteristics. Seven case-control studies ...
Eastell Richard - - 2010
Reduced osteoblast function is a primary defect in glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIO), and is reflected by decreased biochemical markers of bone formation, such as serum osteocalcin (OC) and procollagen type I N-terminal propeptide (PINP). This analysis compared the effects of teriparatide and alendronate on OC and PINP in patients with GIO. ...
Triantafyllou Nikos - - 2010
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the cross-sectional relationship of duration and dosage of valproate monotherapy on bone mineral density (BMD) in adult patients with epilepsy. METHODS: The BMD at lumbar level (L2-L4) was measured in consecutive adult epileptic patients receiving long-term (> or =2 years) valproate monotherapy by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry ...
Cui R T - - 2011
Background/Aim:  The clinical characteristics of POEMS (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M-protein and skin changes) syndrome in China are largely unknown. This work thus studied the clinical manifestations of POEMS syndrome in China. Methods:  We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 82 patients with POEMS syndrome in our hospital and made a ...
Kowalska Maria - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: Investigating relationship between bone markers, cytokines and conventional prognostic parameters in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) and to assess the clinical application of bone turnover markers. DESIGN AND METHODS: Sixty-four patients with MM were examined before treatment and followed for survival for over 7 years. Serum concentrations of bone ...
Spanik S - - 2010
PURPOSE: Recent data indicate that women with breast cancer receiving aromatase inhibitors (AIs) are at increase risk of osteoporosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We evaluated 263 patients in our study, 42 receiving AI (22 - Arimidex, 20 - Femara), 69 selective estrogen receptor modulater (SERM - Tamoxifen), in 72 the therapy ...
Ibañez Monica - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: Glucocorticoid (GC)-induced osteoporosis is a frequent complication in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. However, little information exists about the consequences of GC use in patients with early arthritis. Here we describe the variables underlying the use of GC in early arthritis, as well as its effect on bone-mineral density. METHODS: ...
Laske Christoph - - 2010
Plasma levels of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptides are potential biomarkers of early cognitive impairment and of Alzheimer's disease (AD) risk. However, the association of Aβ peptides with the rate of cognitive decline in AD patients is still unclear. In the present study we demonstrate that Aβ₁₋₄₂ plasma levels show a significant ...
Varoglu Asuman Orhan - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Osteoporosis is a secondary problem in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. There have been only a few reports about the effect of interferon beta (IFNB) 1b on bone mineral density (BMD). We aimed to determine bone mass in patients using IFNB 1b. METHODS: We enrolled 17 patients taking IFNB 1b ...
Grzegorzewska Alicja E - - 2010
In this study, we assessed predictors of bone mineral density (BMD) in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with declining renal function. Among the 106 patients enrolled, 26 were treated with peritoneal dialysis [PD: 15 women; age; 55.7 +/- 17.7 years; dialysis vintage: 16.6 months (range: 6.3 - 45.5 months)]; 60, ...
Ramakrishnan S - - 2010
Brain natriureticpeptide (BNP) levels are elevated in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS) and decrease after a successful percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy (PTMC). In 37 consecutive patients of symptomatic MS (mean age 30 +/- 8.6 years) NTpro BNP levels were determined pre and 24-hours post PTMC. We seek to determine ...
Graat-Verboom Lidwien - - 2010
Background. Osteoporosis is an extrapulmonary effect of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Diagnosis of osteoporosis is based on BMD measured by DXA-scan. The best location for BMD measurement in COPD has not been determined. Aim of this study was to assess whole-body BMD and BMD of the hip and lumbar ...
Fernandes Elisabeth Gonzaga Canova - - 2010
The objective of the present study was to evaluate radiographic changes of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in patients with juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE) and a control group. Panoramic radiographies of the TMJ of 26 JSLE patients and 28 healthy individuals were evaluated. Multislice computed tomography (MCT) was performed on ...
Castellani Massimo - - 2010
PURPOSE: We assessed the prognostic value of F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake in the bone marrow of patients with multiple myeloma (MM) in comparison with Tc-99m methoxy-isobutyl-isonitrile (MIBI). METHODS: The extent and intensity of FDG and MIBI uptake in the bone marrow of 18 patients with a recent diagnosis of MM ...
Fung Ellen B - - 2010
Enzyme replacement therapy has been successful in alleviating morbidity and improving endurance in Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) type I, II, and VI, however little attention has been paid to the effects on bone mineralization. Brief case reports in MPS type III and IV suggest that bone mineral density (BMD) is diminished, but ...
Lovati Carlo - - 2010
Apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype was determined in a population of patients with dementia, including 735 patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), 75 with Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD), 97 with Vascular Dementia (VaD) and 40 with Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), as well as in 506 age- and gender-matched controls (CON). APOE ε2 ...
Humlová Zuzana - - 2010
In the previous paper of ours we compared, prior to start any treatment, a number of immunological parameters in 24 chronic myeloid leukemia patients with the same number of healthy subjects matched by age and sex. We found significant differences in the levels of immunoglobulins, the C4 component of complement, ...
Ardeniz O - - 2010
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is characterized by hypogammaglobulinemia, defective antibody production, and recurrent upper and lower airway tract infections. To reveal the clinical heterogeneity of this condition, analyze the high frequency of respiratory and gastrointestinal complications despite satisfactory trough immunoglobulin (Ig) G levels, and determine the main difficulties in management ...
Sen Souvik - - 2010
Significance: Aortic arch (AA) atheroma and AA atheroma progression are independent risk factors for recurrent vascular events in stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients. Total homocysteine level (tHcy) is an independent risk marker for atherosclerosis including that found in AA. The purpose of this study was to prospectively test the association ...
Hummel Thomas - - 2010
Hyposmia is one of the early signs in idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD). Olfactory stimuli were applied during fMRI scanning to show disease-related modulation of central nervous system structures and to advance our understanding of olfactory dysfunction in PD patients. All participants received either unpleasant stimuli that smelled like rotten eggs ...
Terao Kyoichi - - 2011
To assess the clinicopathologic correlations of otologic complaints in patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia. Otologic complaints and histologic findings were evaluated in 25 temporal bones of 13 acute lymphocytic leukemia patients. Nine patients had a history of otologic complaints, including hearing loss, otalgia, otorrhea, and vertigo in 5, 3, 3, ...
Bladé Joan - - 2010
To provide an overview on smoldering (asymptomatic) multiple myeloma (SMM) including current diagnostic criteria, predictors of progression, pattern of progression, and outcome. A comprehensive review of the literature on risk factors for progression, treatment attempts to delay progression and outcome in patients with SMM. The risk factors for progression of ...
Serarslan Yurdal - - 2010
Patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) who have deformities and vertebral fractures due to osteoporosis may require surgery. Spinal surgeons must become familiar with the vertebral morphometry of patients with SCD and to that aim we have examined the morphometry of the thoracolumbar spine in these patients. A cohort of ...
Rousseau Jean-Charles - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether cartilage degradation is altered in adult patients with mild osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) used as a human model of bone type I collagen-related osteoarthritis (OA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty-four adult patients with OI (39% women, mean age+/-SD: 37+/-12 years) and 64 healthy age-matched controls (54% women, 39+/-7 ...
Grigorescu-Sido Paula - - 2010
BACKGROUND/AIM: To present clinical and genetic characteristics of all Romanian patients with Gaucher disease type 1, in whom specific diagnosis has been confirmed by enzymatic and molecular methods and to analyze their outcome with and without enzymatic replacement therapy (ERT). PATIENTS, METHODS: There are fifty patients (F/M - 1.63/1) with ...
Larsen Thomas Stauffer - - 2009
Polycythemia vera (PV) is characterized by the presence of the JAK2V617F mutation in virtually all patients. Several studies have shown that the JAK2V617F mutational load decreases during treatment with alpha-interferon 2. We report on molecular and histomorphological bone marrow responses in seven PV patients with profound molecular responses during and ...
Eriguchi R - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Postmenopausal women undergoing chronic hemodialysis are at risk of uremic bone disease and postmenopausal osteoporosis. There are few reports discussing the effects of raloxifene hydrochloride on chronic hemodialysis patients. We investigated whether differences in the effects of raloxifene on bone mineral density (BMD) are dependent on the level of ...
Nadeem Mohammad - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of bone marrow involvement in patients of Hodgkin's lymphoma on first presentation at oncology department. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: The Oncology Department, Combined Military Hospital, Rawalpindi, from April 2006 to February 2007. METHODOLOGY: Thirty five patients of Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosed ...
Cikota Bojana M - - 2009
PCR-based clonality testing can be performed in all lymphoproliferations by analysing gene rearrangements of antigen receptors, rearrangements that are unique for each kind of lymphocyte. Reactive lymphoproliferations have polyclonally rearranged Ig/TCR genes, whereas malignant proliferations (leukaemias and lymphomas) show clonal rearrangements. The aim of this study was to assess the ...
Gheita Tamer A - - 2010
To detect and describe the incidence of musculoskeletal manifestations in different malignant diseases as well as their relation to the treatment received whether by chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Sixty patients with different malignant diseases were included in this study, 45 with solid tumors and 15 patients with hematological malignancy. The ...
Petruzziello Fara - - 2010
Systemic AL amyloidosis is associated with nearly 15% of cases of multiple myeloma, but data on the frequency and significance of amyloid deposits in the bone marrow of patients affected by multiple myeloma without clinical signs of systemic amyloidosis are scanty. Bone marrow smears of 166 unselected patients affected by ...
Appel Heiner - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Osteocytes are considered to be sensors of bone damage and regulators of bone mass by specifically expressing sclerostin, an inhibitor of bone formation. The contribution of osteocytes in regulating local bone remodeling in arthritis is unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of osteocytes as ...
Oliveira Walmar R - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV) is a rare genodermatosis characterized by massive infection with human papillomaviruses (HPVs) and development of skin cancer. Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDSs) are a group of chronic conditions that involve dysplastic hematopoiesis, peripheral blood cytopenias, and a high incidence of progression into leukemia. METHODS: We describe the intriguing ...
Vahedi Homayoun - - 2009
Osteoporosis has been frequently reported in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases, especially Crohn's disease. All consecutive Crohn's disease patients who attended the GI Clinics at Shariati Hospital, Tehran, Iran, from 2004 to 2007 were evaluated. A BMD-DEXA assessment was performed for all patients. Among those patients diagnosed with osteoporosis (T ...
Teichmann Joachim - - 2010
Both in ankylosing spondylitis (ASP) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA), osteopenia is present in one-third of women and men, whereas osteoporosis mainly affects men, even in their 30 s. Subclinical gut inflammation has been described in patients with AS or PsA. Joint involvement also occurs with other gastrointestinal diseases such as ...
Song Min Jung - - 2009
The immunophenotypic profile of hematological malignancies is usually consistent among different sites of involvement; this consistency allows reliable diagnosis from peripheral blood, bone marrow, or lymph node, especially in cases of acute leukemia. Although in a minority of lymphoma patients, two or more different populations with discordant immunophenotypes have been ...
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