Ania M. Oleksik

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Fractures and subsequent morbidity determine the impact of established postmenopausal osteoporosis. Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has become an important outcome criterion in the assessment and follow-up of osteoporotic patients. As part of the baseline measurements of the Multiple Outcomes of Raloxifene Evaluation (MORE) study, HRQOL was assessed(More)
Vitamin D deficiency leads to secondary hyperparathyroidism, increased bone turnover, and bone loss and, when severe, to osteomalacia. Vitamin D deficiency is common in elderly people, especially the institutionalized. The definition of vitamin D deficiency is hampered by the fact that large interlaboratory differences exist in assays for serum(More)
Raloxifene is the first selective estrogen receptor modulator registered for the prevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. In addition to direct effects on bone cells, estrogen and raloxifene may act indirectly via changes in hormonal homeostasis. However, the menopause-related decrease in serum insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) and the(More)
The aim of this study is to explore regional iron-related differences in the cerebral cortex, indicative of Alzheimer's disease pathology, between early- and late-onset Alzheimer's disease (EOAD, LOAD, respectively) patients using 7T magnetic resonance phase images. High-resolution T2(∗)-weighted scans were acquired in 12 EOAD patients and 17 LOAD patients(More)
Vertebral fractures (VFX) are caused by low bone mass and microstructural deterioration of bone tissue. The latter is not well defined. We investigated bone structure in transiliac biopsy specimens from 88 volunteers. Biopsy specimens were obtained at baseline in the Multiple Outcomes of Raloxifene Evaluation trail, a prospective study in osteoporotic (BMD(More)
BACKGROUND Postmortem studies have indicated the potential of high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to visualize amyloid depositions in the cerebral cortex. The aim of this study is to test this hypothesis in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS T2*-weighted MRI was performed in 16 AD patients and 15 control subjects. All magnetic(More)
BACKGROUND The Parelsnoer Institute is a collaboration between 8 Dutch University Medical Centers in which clinical data and biomaterials from patients suffering from chronic diseases (so called "Pearls") are collected according to harmonized protocols. The Pearl Neurodegenerative Diseases focuses on the role of biomarkers in the early diagnosis,(More)
OBJECTIVES A possible mechanism for the maintenance of bone mass by oestrogens and the selective oestrogen receptor modulator (SERM)-raloxifene-is an interaction with calciotropic hormones. We studied the effects of raloxifene on calcium-PTH homeostasis. PATIENTS AND MEASUREMENTS Calcium and EDTA infusions were performed in 32 post-menopausal women with(More)
BACKGROUND Neuropsychological testing has long been embedded in daily clinical practice at memory clinics but the added value of a complete neuropsychological assessment (NPA) to standard clinical evaluation is unknown. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the added diagnostic and prognostic value of NPA to clinical evaluation only in memory clinic patients. METHODS(More)