Ann Albert

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BACKGROUND Collagen hydrolysate is a nutritional supplement that has been shown to exert an anabolic effect on cartilage tissue. Its administration appears beneficial in patients with osteoarthritis. OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of collagen hydrolysate on activity-related joint pain in athletes who are physically active and have no evidence of(More)
OBJECTIVE Synovitis is associated with pain and other symptoms in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), and in patients with meniscal tears even in the absence of radiographic OA. Patients undergoing arthroscopic partial meniscectomy were followed for 2 years to determine whether synovitis predicts post-operative symptoms. DESIGN Thirty-three patients(More)
BACKGROUND Fifty percent of lung cancers arise in patients over 65 years old and 30% in those over 70. The aim of this study was to evaluate response, survival and tolerability of the combination carboplatin-gemcitabine in elderly patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS Between May 1998 and December 2000, 88 patients were(More)
OBJECTIVE To present our experience of the diagnosis and treatment of primary psoas abscess in India. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between July 1993 and December 1995, five men (aged 24-67 years) presented with suspected primary psoas abscess. All five patients had fever with or without rigors and upper/lower abdominal pain of varying duration (2-6 weeks). (More)
In Belgium, the calcimimetic cinacalcet is initially reimbursed for < or = 4 months in dialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) and intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) > or = 800 pg/mL, or iPTH 300-800 pg/ mL and Ca x P > 55 mg 2/dL2 despite > or = 6 months' optimal treatment with vitamin D sterols and/or phosphate binders. The Belgian,(More)