Holger Stracke

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CONTEXT Vertebral fractures significantly increase lifetime risk of future fractures, but risk of further vertebral fractures in the period immediately following a vertebral fracture has not been evaluated. OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of further vertebral fracture in the year following a vertebral fracture. DESIGN AND SETTING Analysis of data(More)
Type 1 diabetic individuals are known to develop disorders of bone metabolism resulting in osteopenia. Previous studies have suggested an influence of vitamin D receptor alleles on bone metabolism and susceptibility for type 1 diabetes mellitus. The present study was initiated to investigate the distribution of vitamin D receptor alleles in Caucasian type 1(More)
The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency, secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT), generalized bone pain and predictors of vitamin D deficiency in a cohort of 994 healthy adult urban residents (589 males, 405 females; age range: 16–69 years) consisting of 101 Germans, 327 Turkish residents of Turkey and 566 Turkish(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Multiple endocrine and metabolic consequences of human immunodeficiency (HIV) infection exist that alter bone metabolism in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Osteopenia in AIDS patients has been associated with antiretroviral therapy particularly with protease inhibitors. However, there is very little data(More)
In rats with streptozotocin (STZ) induced diabetes the effect of (watersoluble) thiamine nitrate and of (lipidsoluble) benfotiamine on peripheral nerve function (motor nerve conduction velocity) as well as on the formation of advanced glycation end-products in peripheral nerve tissue was studied. In one group of animals drug administration was started(More)
OBJECTIVE Vitamin D is known to exert immunomodulatory effects. An overrepresentation of the b allele of the vitamin D receptor (VDR) has been detected in autoimmune diseases as type-1-diabetes and multiple sclerosis. VDR polymorphisms have been shown to influence bone metabolism and bone density. The aim of the present study was to examine the distribution(More)
In a double-blind, randomized, controlled study, the effectiveness of treatment with a combination of Benfotiamine (an Allithiamine, a lipid-soluble derivative of vitamin B1 with high bioavailability) plus vitamin B6/B12 on objective parameters of neuropathy was studied over a period of 12 weeks on 24 diabetic patients with diabetic polyneuropathy. The(More)
In patients with established ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and a healthy control group, plasma levels of IGF-1 and TNF-alpha as well as possible connections with biochemical markers of the bone metabolism, humoral inflammatory activity (ESR, CRP), clinical manifestations, and an established clinical activity score (Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Activity Index =(More)
The aim of this study was to examine bone mineral density (BMD) and bone metabolism in patients with chronic pancreatitis to determine if increased severity of the disease would correlate with increased bone loss. Between October 1999 and September 2000, we investigated 42 patients with an average age of approximately 53 years suffering from chronic(More)
Recent studies have shown that systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is associated with a loss of trabecular bone. However, these changes have not been not described in patients with SLE at the time of diagnosis. To investigate the markers of bone metabolism 20 female patients with a recently manifested clinical picture of SLE were selected. All patients(More)