Andris Kreicbergs

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The present study demonstrates the occurrence of substance P (SP)- and calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP)-immunoreactive nerve fibres in bone, bone marrow, periosteum, synovial membrane and soft tissues adjacent to the bone. The distribution pattern of the two types of nerves was similar, although the CGRP-positive fibres generally were more numerous.(More)
We suggest that different mechanisms underlie joint pain at rest and on movement in osteoarthritis and that separate assessment of these two features with a visual analogue scale (VAS) offers better information about the likely effect of a total knee replacement (TKR) on pain. The risk of persistent pain after TKR may relate to the degree of central(More)
The present paper comprises a review of the literature on chondromyxoid fibroma (CMF) and a report on nine cases originally classified as CMF, found in a review of all curetted bone lesions at our department from 1955 to 1978. At histologic revaluation only two cases fulfilled the criteria for true CMF, whereas six were classified as other benign bone(More)
Between 1971 and 1991 we treated 98 patients with giant-cell tumours, 15 of whom presented with a pathological fracture. They were most common around the knee (12). Nine fractures were intra-articular. The tumours were treated by curettage and acrylic cementing (10), excision and endoprosthesis (1), excision and allograft (1), curettage and autologous graft(More)
The effect of four different neuropeptides and norepinephrine (NE) on cyclic AMP formation in four different osteoblastic cell lines and in isolated neonatal mouse calvarial bone cells has been examined. In the rat osteosarcoma cell line UMR-106-01, vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP, 0.001-1 microM), calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP, 0.3-30 nM),(More)
Nerve regeneration and the occurrence of three neuropeptides; i.e. substance P (SP), calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP) and galanin (GAL), were studied during healing of tendon rupture in the rat by semi-quantitative immunohistochemistry. The neuronal findings were related to nociception as assessed by hindpaw withdrawal latencies at thermal and(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the occurrence of substance P (SP) and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) in ankle joints and corresponding dorsal root ganglia (L2-L6) of rats with adjuvant arthritis. METHODS Arthritis was induced by inoculation with heat-killed mycobacteria. The morphologic distribution of SP and CGRP was assessed by immunohistochemical(More)
In this study, we examined the relationship of 19p13 aberrations, usually leading to addition of unknown material (19p+), and ring chromosomes to clinical outcome in patients with malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH). Analysis of 69 MFHs revealed 19 tumors with 19p+ and 24 tumors with ring chromosomes. After a median follow-up period of 36 months, 24(More)
Nerve fibres immunoreactive to neuropeptide Y (NPY), tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) were demonstrated in rat bone and adjacent tissues. The distribution of NPY- and TH-positive fibres differed from that of VIP-positive fibres. NPY- and TH-immunoreactive fibres were almost exclusively found close to or within the blood(More)
We analyzed the clinical course in 40 patients with enchondroma and 40 with low-grade chondrosarcoma of the extremities after a median follow-up of 7 years. 13 patients with enchondroma and 2 with chondrosarcoma had only open biopsy and they had no signs of further progression of the lesions. Among 23 patients with enchondroma and 23 with chondrosarcoma who(More)