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Serum bone Gla-protein (BGP or osteocalcin) was measured in 25 women with histologically confirmed postmenopausal osteoporosis before and during long-term treatment with 1 μg/day of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3(1,25(OH)2D3). Basal serum BGP was significantly lower in osteoporotic women (3.8±1.4 ng/ml) than in agematched controls (6.8±2.0 ng/ml). During(More)
In order to assess the long-term effects of calcitriol treatment in postmenopausal osteoporotic patients, 1.0 micrograms/d of calcitriol was administered in two divided doses for 1 to 8 years to 270 women with symptomatic, histologically proven postmenopausal osteoporosis. No calcium supplementation was given. Clinically, the treatment resulted in(More)
Dual-photon absorptiometry of total body (153 Gd with photopeaks at 44 and 100 keV) enables bone mineral content of the entire skeleton and its major anatomical areas to be quantitated. Total body bone mineral (TBBM), total body density (TBD), bone mineral content and bone density of spine and lumbar-spine were measured in 97 women with post-menopausal(More)
Both dual-photon absorptiometry (DPA) using 153Gd and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) can be used for measurement of bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD) of the total skeleton and its seven major regions. The short-term precision (coefficient of variation, CV) of DEXA for total-body BMD using the medium (20 minute) and fast (10(More)
Felodipine is a second-generation dihydropyridine calcium antagonist used to treat mild to moderate arterial hypertension. The authors used venous occlusion plethysmography to study the effect of this drug on lower limb arterial inflow and venous outflow in 10 at rest patients with mild essential hypertension. They also sought correlations between changes(More)
The efficacy of new calcitonin, the amino analog of eel calcitonin (carboCT) on Sudeck's atrophy of the foot was investigated in 14 patients. CarboCT was administered at the dose of 40 Medical Research Council (MRC) units per day, and the duration of treatment was two to ten months. No adverse effects were noted. Bone pain and local edema decreased(More)
Total body density (TBD), total body bone mineral (TBBM) and bone mineral content of major anatomical skeletal areas were measured in 66 patients with Paget's disease of bone (54 polyostotic; 12 monostotic; 38 males; 28 females; 38-88 years), by dual-photon absorptiometry (153 Gd). TBD was elevated in 23 males and three females with Paget's disease; a(More)
To evaluate the effects of a long-term treatment with nandrolone decanoate on metabolism of the skeleton, a double-blind randomized study was carried out in women with joint diseases without metabolic bone derangement. Ten patients were treated with 50 mg of nandrolone decanoate every three weeks for two years; in six subjects a treatment with placebo was(More)