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It has been reported that albumin excretion rate may reflect not only an indication of renal disease but also a widespread vascular damage. We studied the relationship between overnight albumin excretion rate (AER) and peripheral vascular disease (PVD), using Doppler ultrasound, and its major risk factors in 80 Type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetic… (More)
Aggressive lymphomas can present with symptoms mimicking life-threatening infection. Flow cytometry (FC) is usually recommended for the classification and staging of lymphomas in patients with organomegaly and atypical cells in effusions and blood, after the exclusion of other possible diagnoses. FC may also have a place in the initial diagnostic… (More)
Thalassemic patients today undergo intensive transfusion and chelation regimes that offer them prolonged survival and improved quality of life. Nevertheless, they face the consequences of chronic illness and therapies which affect multiple bodily functions. Endocrine derangements involve, among others, the GH-IGF-I axis with consequent impairment of growth.… (More)
INTRODUCTION Applications of mathematical modeling may provide an insight into the timing of surveillance modalities. We aimed to determine the optimal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) interval for the detection of surgically treated early cervical cancer asymptomatic recurrence by using a mathematical model for volumetric tumor growth time. METHODS We… (More)
The aim of this study was to access the associations between urinary albumin excretion rate (AER) and diabetic retinopathy and its major risk factors in 105 type II non-insulin-dependent diabetic (NIDDM) patients. In 44.7% of the patients, there were no signs of retinopathy (NR), whereas 30.4% had background (BR) and 24.7% proliferative retinopathy (PR).… (More)
The effect of an intravenous calcium gluconate load (10 mg/kg over 5 min) on plasma ionized calcium concentration, parathyroid hormone (PTH), and the rate of urinary excretion of calcium, sodium, and nephrogenous cyclic adenosine monophosphate (NcAMP) was examined in 26 patients with essential hypertension and 27 age- and sex-matched normotensive subjects.… (More)
We reviewed the records of 313 diabetic patients attending a diabetes clinic for at least two years. Despite improvements in the control rates of cardiovascular risk factors, only 8.9% of the patients reached all the metabolic target goals simultaneously at the end, indicating a gap between guidelines and clinical practice.