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The objective was to evaluate the prevalence and severity of osteopenia in patients with uncomplicated insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and to obtain more information on the pathophysiology of diabetic osteopenia. In 35 patients with uncomplicated IDDM (21 men and 14 women; age 37.6+/-9.9 yr; duration of disease 8.5+/-3.5 years) bone mineral(More)
We measured bone mineral density (BMD) using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry in 20 patients with Cushing's syndrome (CS) (14 pre- and 2 postmenopausal women, 4 men) before and in 18 of them also at regular intervals after surgical cure (median duration of follow-up, 36 months). In addition, in the premenopausal women with CS, fasting blood samples and 2-h(More)
Premature arteriosclerosis and thromboembolic events are well-known complications of homozygous homocystinuria due to cystathionine synthase deficiency. It is unknown whether heterozygosity for homocystinuria predisposes to premature vascular disease. We explored the frequency of excessive homocysteine accumulation after standardized methionine loading in(More)
Survival from the detection of first metastasis (SAM) was analyzed in a single center series of 258 patients with advanced breast cancer. During the 15 year period covered by this study 230 patients died, 215 of their disease. The overall median SAM was 28 months. Univariate analysis of SAM stratified by first dominant site of metastasis, estrogen receptor(More)
We investigated the quantitative ultrasound (QUS) parameters broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA) and speed of sound (SOS) measured in the posterior part of the calcaneus at the region of interest (ROI) with the lowest attenuation, using an ultrasound imaging device (UBIS 3000) in 491 healthy Caucasian children and adolescents (262 girls, 229 boys)(More)
Premenopausal women develop occlusive artery disease less frequently than postmenopausal women. In coronary heart disease, higher blood levels of homocysteine-cysteine mixed disulphide have been reported. Therefore, in healthy subjects, we studied the role of menopausal status in the transsulphuration of methionine in 10 premenopausal and 10 postmenopausal(More)
BACKGROUND Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) has been claimed as an alternative technique for risk assessment of hip fractures associated with osteoporosis. However, reports concerning modest correlations between QUS parameters and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in women raise questions about the reliability of QUS technology to predict bone mineral(More)
Plasma cortisol levels and modified Apache II (Apache IIm-stay) severity of disease scores were determined at weekly intervals in 159 patients who were treated for at least 7 days at the Critical Care Unit of our hospital. The mean (±SD) plasma cortisol level (0.60±0.28 μmol/l) was clearly elevated in these patients. The highest plasma cortisol levels were(More)
Adjuvant chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide, 5-fluorouracil and methotrexate (CMF)-induced permanent ovarian suppression in 47 of 77 (61%) premenopausal patients with axillary node positive breast cancer. After a median observation time of 37 months the relapse-free and overall survival times were significantly longer for patients with permanent(More)
We analyzed the ability of the quantitative ultrasound (QUS) parameter, speed of sound (SOS), and bone mineral density (BMD), as measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), to predict Young's modulus, as assessed by microstructural finite element analysis (muFEA) from microcomputed tomography (muCT) reconstructions. With muFEA simulation, all bone(More)