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Glial and neuronal proteins in serum predict outcome after severe traumatic brain injury
Objective: To study the ability of glial (glial fibrillary acidic protein [GFAP] and S100b) and neuronal (neuron specific enolase [NSE]) protein levels in peripheral blood to predict outcome afterExpand
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Enhanced susceptibility to in vitro oxidation of the dense low density lipoprotein subfraction in healthy subjects.
Oxidative modification of low density lipoprotein (LDL) has been implicated as a factor in the generation of macrophage-derived foam cells, the hallmark of atherosclerotic plaques. Because LDLExpand
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Pelvic organ prolapse and collagen-associated disorders
Introduction and hypothesisPelvic organ prolapse (POP) and other disorders, such as varicose veins and joint hypermobility, have been associated with changes in collagen strength and metabolism. WeExpand
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Effects of training and albuterol on pain and fatigue in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
AbstractBackgroundWe recently reported a randomised controlled trial on the efficacy of strength training and the β 2-adrenergic agonist albuterol in patients with facioscapulohumeral muscularExpand
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Results of the first international round robin for the quantification of urinary and plasma hepcidin assays: need for standardization
This study indicates that hepcidin levels reported by various methods vary considerably but analytical variance is generally low and similar for all methods. See related perspective article on pageExpand
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Strength training and albuterol in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
Background: In animals and healthy volunteers β2-adrenergic agonists increase muscle strength and mass, in particular when combined with strength training. In patients with facioscapulohumeralExpand
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Sexual Behaviour and HPV Infections in 18 to 29 Year Old Women in the Pre-Vaccine Era in the Netherlands
Background Infection with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a necessary event in the multi-step process of cervical carcinogenesis. Little is known about the natural history of HPV infection amongExpand
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Oral muscles are progressively affected in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: implications for dysphagia treatment
Dysphagia is reported in advanced stages of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The population of DMD is changing due to an increasing survival. We aimed to describe the dysphagia in consecutiveExpand
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Second international round robin for the quantification of serum non-transferrin-bound iron and labile plasma iron in patients with iron-overload disorders
Non-transferrin-bound iron and its labile (redox active) plasma iron component are thought to be potentially toxic forms of iron originally identified in the serum of patients with iron overload. WeExpand
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Economic evaluation of occupational therapy in Parkinson's disease: A randomized controlled trial
A large randomized clinical trial (the Occupational Therapy in Parkinson's Disease [OTiP] study) recently demonstrated that home‐based occupational therapy improves perceived performance in dailyExpand
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