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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of low (1110 MBq (30 mCi)) and high (3700 MBq (100 mCi)) 131I doses on the ablation of post-surgical remnants in patients with thyroid cancer based on the measurement of post-operative cervical uptake. METHODS The study was conducted on 155 patients without metastases after thyroidectomy who(More)
We have investigated whether von Willebrand factor, ADAMTS13 (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin type 1 motif, member 13), and D-Dimer were associated with different levels of renal function in patients with type 1 diabetes. Patients were classified according to level of renal function through estimated glomerular filtration rate: ≥90(More)
Comparison among Asian, Afro-Caribbeans, and white Caucasians with type 2 diabetes P atients with type 2 diabetes have two to three times the risk of dying prematurely from cardiovascular disease than their nondiabetic counterparts (1). Many studies have shown that arterial compliance is reduced in type 2 diabetes and that arterial stiffness increases with(More)
Diabetic complications appear to be multifactorial process. The biochemical and pathological mechanisms are associated with chronic hyperglycemia of diabetes and the increased oxidative stress which has been postulated to play a central role in these disorders. Accumulating evidence suggests that oxidative cell injury caused by free radicals contributes to(More)
Oxidative stress has been suggested to be the mediator of hyperglycaemia-induced diabetic complications. For this study we asked whether a significant imbalance between oxidizing and plasmatic reducing responses could be observed in DM1 patients receiving intensive therapy up to 5 years following the clinical onset of the disease. A total of 16 type 1(More)
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a disorder caused by exaggerated immune response to infectious process. Diabetes Melito (DM) is not recognized as one cause of this inflammatory polyradiculoneuropathy with just a few cases of this association been described in the literature so far. We report here the case of a 44 years-old female patient admitted with a(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical and laboratory parameters and the progression to insulin requirement in two groups of LADA patients separated according to GADA titers, and to evaluate the benefit of early insulinization in patients at high risk of premature beta-cell failure (high GADA titers). METHODS Among the diabetic adults seen at our service and(More)
Human tissue kallikrein (hK1) is reduced in hypertension, cardiovascular and renal diseases. There is little information on the participation of hK1 in type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM), type 2 DM, and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), respectively. The aim of this study was to evaluate the roles of insulin and hyperglycemia on urinary hK1 activity in type 1(More)
The sweat gland has some similarity with the convoluted tubules of the kidney. Little is known about sweat secretion and electrolyte content of sweat in the uremic gland. A pilocarpine ionotophoresis sweat test was performed in 40 patients with advanced renal failure (RF). Sweat secretion was measured and analyzed for Na, K, and Cl and correlated to blood(More)