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BACKGROUND Osteoporotic structural damage and bone fragility result from reduced bone formation and increased bone resorption. In a phase 2 clinical trial, strontium ranelate, an orally active drug that dissociates bone remodeling by increasing bone formation and decreasing bone resorption, has been shown to reduce the risk of vertebral fractures and to(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to assess the effect of strontium ranelate on nonvertebral and vertebral fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis in a 5-year, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. METHODS A total of 5,091 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis were randomized to receive either strontium ranelate at 2 gm/day or placebo for(More)
Hypovitaminosis D can result in low bone mass. The prevalence of hypovitaminosis D has public health implications, especially where data are lacking. Since diet and sunlight are the two souces of vitamin D, the results obtained in one geographical region may not be universally applicable. The aim of this study is to characterize the prevalence and seasonal(More)
UNLABELLED In an open-label extension study, BMD increased continuously with strontium ranelate over 10 years in osteoporotic women (P < 0.01). Vertebral and nonvertebral fracture incidence was lower between 5 and 10 years than in a matched placebo group over 5 years (P < 0.05). Strontium ranelate's antifracture efficacy appears to be maintained long term.(More)
In the present study the vasorelaxing capacity of cromakalim, an ATP-sensitive potassium-channel (KATP channel) activator, and that of levosimendan, a new positive inotropic and vasodilating drug with calcium sensitizing and potassium-channel-activating properties, were compared in human isolated portal vein. Based on the 50% effective concentrations(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate bone mineral density (BMD), biochemical markers of bone turnover, and hormone levels in men with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). BMD at L2-L4 lumbar vertebrae (LS), left proximal femur neck, and radius at the ultradistal and mid-33% region was measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in 23 men with SLE (mean(More)
UNLABELLED This study reports a high prevalence of hypovitaminosis D and low bone mineral density (BMD) in a healthy Hungarian male cohort over 50 years of age. Men with 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels of <75 nmol/L had a significantly higher 10-year hip and major osteoporotic fracture probability using the country-specific fracture risk assessment (FRAX)(More)
The fermented wheat germ extract with standardized benzoquinone composition has potent tumor propagation inhibitory properties. The authors show that this extract induces profound metabolic changes in cultured MIA pancreatic adenocarcinoma cells when the [1,2-13C2]glucose isotope is used as the single tracer with biologic gas chromatography-mass(More)
A series of new somatostatin analogs have been developed and tested for antitumor activity. Some analogs strongly inhibited tyrosine kinase activity of human colon tumor cells and this activity correlated well with their antiproliferative effect, but did not correlate with GH release inhibition. The best analogs strongly inhibited the metastasis formation(More)
We report a series of new in vitro and in vivo data proving the selective antitumor activity of our somatostatin structural derivative, TT-232. In vitro, it inhibited the proliferation of 20 different human tumor cell lines in the range of 50-95% and induced a very strong apoptosis. In vivo TT-232 was effective on transplanted animal tumors (Colon 26, B16(More)