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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)
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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate inflammatory, oxidizing, and reducing responses during the progression of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) in patients without chronic complications. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Plasma antioxidant status, reactive oxygen species (ROS), and interleukin-6 (IL-6) were measured in 42 patients with T1DM and in 24 healthy subjects. RESULTS(More)
The prevalence of latent autoimmune diabetes of the adult (LADA) varies according to the population studied, criteria used and antibodies analyzed. In a series of 256 patients > 25 years, we found that 26 (10.2%) were anti-GAD antibody (GADA) positive and 16 of them (6.3%) progressed without initial insulin requirement. Although controversy exists, the(More)
BACKGROUND Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) and Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG) are the two monitoring blood glucose tests most frequently used. However, both methods are shown to be insensitive to detect glycemic variations in short duration periods. Therefore, we aimed to assess the effect of a short-term exercise program on glycemic levels measured by fructosamine(More)
Malondialdehyde (MDA), an end product of lipid peroxidation and biomarker for oxidative stress, and its soluble receptor (sRAGE) were evaluated in 42 patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus, but without chronic complications, during the early years after diagnosis (0-10 years) and through the further progression of the disease (10-20 and > 20 years after(More)