Erica Schneider

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IMPORTANCE Knee osteoarthritis (OA), a disorder of cartilage and periarticular bone, is a public health problem without effective medical treatments. Some studies have suggested that vitamin D may protect against structural progression. OBJECTIVE To determine whether vitamin D supplementation reduces symptom and structural progression of knee OA. (More)
BACKGROUND Triple therapy regimens including two antibiotics plus acid suppression have become the new standard therapy in Helicobacter pylori eradication because of success rates of about 90%. However, these regimens are still costly, duration is about one week or less, and side-effects are not negligible. We therefore evaluated a new quadruple therapy,(More)
Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa (CPN) is a well-known entity showing subcutaneous tender nodules, livedo reticularis, and ulcerations as predominant features; arthralgia, myalgia, peripheral neuropathy, and general symptoms such as fever and malaise may also be present. Although the localization of the disease is not specific, the characteristic primary(More)
To determine the reproducibility of the first phase insulin response to intravenous glucose, ten normal subjects underwent two intravenous glucose tolerance tests separated by at least two weeks. Intravenous dextrose (0.3 g/kg) was administered over 2 min by continuous infusion and arterialised-venous samples were taken from a retrogradely cannulated hand(More)
15 patients aged 1-39 years with documented neurofibromatosis had MR examinations of the cerebrum within the scope of a basic diagnosis and therapy programme. Clinical examination did not lead to pathologic findings for 7 of the patients; 3 patients suffered from general developmental disabilities. A neurologico-psychiatric examination showed pathological(More)
25 patients suffering from femoral head necrosis in 30 hip joints were radiologically studied for an average of 11.6 years following intertrochanteric varus angulation osteotomy. Preoperatively only stages 2 and 3 according to Meyers were seen. The follow-up results could be distributed into 4 groups. At best the osteonecrosis was reconstructed within 6 to(More)
Neurofibromatosis is one of the most frequent autosomal-dominant hereditary disorders. Neoplastic, dysplastic and dysraphic lesions characterize the disease from the viewpoint of a neurologist. Depression, suicide, emotional instability, learning disability and behavior disorder are important aspects for the neuropsychiatric evaluation. Treatment of the(More)
Pulmonary embolectomy under cardio-pulmonary bypass was performed in five patients with massive embolism. Two survived and were ultimately discharged; two died after 40 and 101 days, respectively, of the underlying disease; one patient--operated on under a mistaken diagnosis--was maintained under assisted circulation but died after four days of the(More)