Andrea Grosz

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OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical parameters, C-peptide levels, pattern of islet cell-specific autoantibodies, and prevalence of predisposing genotypes in subjects with latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) and those with adult-onset type 1 diabetes with rapid progression. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We evaluated the clinical parameters, C-peptide(More)
The use of swarm clustering algorithms is investigated in the design of simple robots capable of carrying out swarm-mediated construction. Methods for generating multiple clusters of predetermined size are developed. Relative cluster motion algorithms are also developed and explored. All robotic algorithms are predicated on the use of robots that utilize no(More)
OBJECTIVES According to the recent classification of diabetes mellitus the Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) belongs to the group of type 1 autoimmune diabetes, as a slowly progressive form. Our aim was to determine (i) the prevalence of HLA-DRB1 and DQB1 genotypes, and (ii) to determine the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha promoter polymorphism(More)
OBJECTIVE Cytokines, platelet-activating factor (PAF), and eicosanoids control local and systemic inflammation. Conventional soybean oil-based lipid emulsions used for parenteral nutrition may aggravate the leukocyte inflammatory response or adhesion to the vessel wall. Fish oil-based lipid emulsions, in contrast, may exert an anti-inflammatory effect. (More)
OBJECTIVES Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) plays a pivotal role in the inflammatory host response. The serum-level of TNFα and the production of TNFα by lympho/monocytes, however, seem to show high individual variations. The goal of the present study was to investigate the variations and inducibility of TNFα-activity in two age-groups of healthy(More)
Growth hormone (hGH) reserve following arginine administration and the paradoxical hGH response to thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) were studied in 30 diabetics without evidence of vascular complications. The diabetics were divided into 4 groups according to the type of their disease and to the metabolic condition within the IDDM group(More)
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