Ivana Santi

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We measured serum tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) activity in 120 healthy subjects and 35 patients with multiple myeloma as well as urinary hydroxyproline excretion in the myeloma patients. Young subjects (0-18 years) showed higher TRAP levels (ANOVA p less than 0.01) compared with the other age classes due to the more active bone remodelling(More)
BACKGROUND It is known that bone mineral density (BMD) predicts the fracture's risk only partially and the severity and number of vertebral fractures are predictive of subsequent osteoporotic fractures (OF). Spinal deformity index (SDI) integrates the severity and number of morphometric vertebral fractures. Nowadays, there is interest in developing(More)
Circulating monomeric human calcitonin (hCT-M), parathyroid hormone, osteocalcin, alkaline phosphatase, urinary hydroxyproline, corrected serum calcium and inorganic phosphate were measured in 49 multiple myeloma patients and 49 matched controls. In patients with Durie-Salmon stage III disease hCT-M levels (16.9 +/- 5.8 ng/l, mean +/- SD) were significantly(More)
Serum levels of procollagen type I carboxy-terminal extension peptide (PICP) reflect the synthesis of type I collagen. As PICP is produced by osteoblasts and is not incorporated into bone matrix, serum PICP levels have been suggested as a marker of bone formation. In 37 cancer patients (21 men and 16 women; age: 72.4 +/- 8.6 (mean +/- SD) years) with bone(More)
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