Ann Maria 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)
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)
Transcranial Doppler sonography (TCD) is a simple method to detect a right-to-left cardiac shunt, although standardized procedures do not exist. In this study 69 patients were tested according to predetermined criteria and procedures (cluster of > 10 microbubbles, duration between injection in the cubital vein and detection in the middle cerebral artery(More)
Eight verified lesions of the optic chiasm were examined on 0.5 T magnetic resonance (MR) and GE 9800, 8800 computed tomographic (CT) scanners. Enlargement of the optic chiasm was demonstrated in all cases. There was some change of MR signal compared with brain in all but one case, which had no resemblance to contrast enhancement on CT scans. The signal was(More)
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