Donata Tartarotti

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INTRODUCTION A d m i n i s t r a t i o n o f s u p r a p h y s i o l o g i c doses o f g l u c ~ corticoids in animals and man results in negative c a l c i u m b a l a n c e and f r e q u e n t l y o s t e o p o r o s i s . The d e g r e e o f bone l o s s has been c o n s i d e r e d t o be de p e n d e n t on g l u e o c o r t i c o i d t y p e and dose(More)
A number of studies have shown that an excess of glucocorticoids induces osteoporosis, but the mechanism(s) and the time course of the reduction of bone mass remain uncertain. In order to clarify this issue we carried out a longitudinal clinical and histomorphometric study of patients requiring long-term glucocorticoid treatment. In 23 patients (9 men, 10(More)
Eleven patients with Paget's disease of bone, treated intermittently for 2-4 years with porcine calcitonin (pCT) and clinically resistant to pCT [no modifications of serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and urinary hydroxyproline ( uHOP ) during pCT administration] were treated with 0.5-0.25 mg/day of human calcitonin (hCT) for 3-6 months. Nine of our patients(More)
A simple method for extraction, purification and separation of the principal vitamin D metabolites from a single serum sample is described. The method involved extraction of serum with acetonitrile followed by a first purification employing C-18 Sep-pak cartridges eluted with methanol/water and acetonitrile. Final separation before assay was carried out by(More)
The response of circulating 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25-(OH)2D] to challenge with vitamin D treatment both before and after 7-10 days of prednisone therapy (25 mg/day) was investigated in five anephric subjects, six patients with chronic renal failure (CRF), two patients with vitamin D intoxication and four patients with hypoparathyroidism. In anephric(More)
The synthesis of the active form of vitamin D, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25-(OH)2D), is thought to be relatively insensitive to the serum concentration of its precursor, 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH-D). We compared the effect of oral administration of 25-OH-D3 (50 micrograms per day for one month) on serum concentrations of calcium, phosphate, parathyroid(More)
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