Charlotte Ackerman

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In a population of 564 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the onset of symptoms has been studied in relation to age, sex and last menstrual period for women. Median age of menopause was 49 years (3rd percentile: 32 years and 97th percentile: 56 years). Median age of first symptoms was 45 years in women and 50 in men. The individual interval between(More)
Purpose To establish whether maintenance lapatinib after first-line chemotherapy is beneficial in human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER) 1/HER2-positive metastatic urothelial bladder cancer (UBC). Methods Patients with metastatic UBC were screened centrally for HER1/HER2 overexpression. Patients who screened positive for HER1/2 and who did not have(More)
Between 1977 and 1988 twenty-five patients with rheumatoid arthritis involving the cervical spine were treated by an occipito-cervical fusion. Twenty-two patients are included in this study. The main indications for surgery were intractable pain and progressive neural impairment. The operative procedure consisted of an H-bone graft fixed with steel wire in(More)
Gut permeability as measured by the 51Cr-EDTA resorption test was determined in 56 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 73 patients with spondyloarthropathies (SpA), 18 patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and 97 controls (42 patients with no inflammatory rheumatic diseases and 55 healthy controls). Gut permeability was found to be increased(More)
Destructive lesions of small joints were found in 40 out of 211 patients suffering from seronegative spondylarthropathies (SpA) on whom ileocolonoscopy with biopsies of the ileum and colon were performed. The destructive lesions of small joints, radiologically only distinguishable from rheumatoid arthritis lesions by the pauciarticular and asymmetrical(More)
Using the 51Cr-EDTA resorption test, gut permeability was measured in 129 patients with inflammatory joint diseases and in 97 control patients (42 patients with no inflammatory rheumatic disorders taking antiinflammatory medication and 55 healthy controls). Thirty-two patients (30 arthritis and 2 control patients) taking nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs(More)
Prednisolone intake causes a drop in the absolute numbers of circulating T-cell populations. OKT4+ (helper-inducer) cells are more susceptible to this. Higher doses are needed to depress OKT8+ (suppressor-cytotoxic) cell numbers. Administration of up to 10 mg prednisolone affects the suppressor-cytotoxic (OKT8+) absolute cell numbers only in patients with(More)
Fair-skinned individuals have a much higher risk of cutaneous and ocular melanomas than dark-skinned individuals, possibly reflecting a protective effect of melanin against sun exposure. There are some reasons to believe that the effect of sunlight exposure is indirect (i.e., sunlight stimulates growth factor production, which then stimulates melanocytic(More)
In the seronegative spondyloarthropathies the hip lesions can be subdivided into a concentric type progressing to ankylosis and an eccentric type leading to joint destruction. Radiologic examination of the hips was performed in 177 of 211 patients suffering from seronegative spondyloarthropathies on whom ileocolonoscopy with biopsies of ileum and colon was(More)