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OBJECTIVES To analysis bone mineral density (BMD) and bone turnover markers in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1) and to establish possible correlations with duration of the disease and degree of metabolic control. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-eight (26 prepubertal, 32 pubertal) children (29 boys) with DM1 (age: 11.7 +/- 3.1 years)(More)
1. Hypertension and renal failure are the two most common and severe complications due to cyclosporine A (CsA) therapy after transplantation. To determine whether an in vivo treatment with pentoxifylline (PTX) can prevent the toxic effects of CsA, three groups of rats were studied. 2. The first group of rats (n = 11) received daily injections of CsA (15(More)
A 30-year-old woman underwent two operations for multinodular goiter and follicular thyroid carcinoma. The residual thyroid tissue was ablated by I-131 therapy. After 7 years of follow-up, Tc-99m MIBI and I-131 scintigraphy were performed, because her serum thyroglobulin level was much higher compared with the control analysis performed in the sixth year.(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between serum leptin levels and body composition and to evaluate the variables related to disease in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. We studied 49 diabetic patients aged 6-16 years (age: 11.2+/-2.9 years, M/F: 26/23), and 37 healthy controls. Body composition was determined by(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroid carcinoma in childhood and adolescence is uncommon and because of the slow progression of disease the standard treatment is controversial. The aim of this study was to perform a retrospective analysis of treatment results for differentiated thyroid carcinoma in this age group treated in our clinic. MATERIALS AND METHODS From August 1988(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the value of penile scintigraphy using 99mTc-human immunoglobulin G (IgG) to differentiate the unstable (acute) and stable (chronic) phases of Peyronie's disease (PD). PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-two consecutive patients (25 with PD and seven without) were evaluated using a detailed sexual history, serum chemistry panel, colour(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate quantitatively the volume effect of the stomach on the prevention of intestinal artifacts in the rest phase on same-day exercise--rest Tc-99m tetrofosmin myocardial perfusion scintigraphy. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was performed in 81 consecutive patients (43 men, 38 women; mean age, 57 +/- 9 years)(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, our objective was to define the usefulness of technetium-99m hexamethyl propylene amine oxime (Tc-99m HMPAO)-labeled leukocyte scintigraphy at three different time points in the assessment of disease extension and severity in patients with active ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS Twenty-one consecutive patients (10 women, 11 men;(More)
We present a patient diagnosed with Shapiro syndrome without corpus callosum agenesis. A 4-year-old-girl was admitted to the hospital with complaints of sweating, cooling, and drowsiness that continued during the last week of her admission. Attacks occurred almost daily, and lasted for about 1 hour. All laboratory findings, as well as Holter and(More)