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OBJECTIVE To describe the diabetes phenotype in Wolfram syndrome compared with type 1 diabetes, to investigate the effect of glycemic control on the neurodegenerative process, and to assess the genotype-phenotype correlation. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The clinical data of 50 patients with Wolfram syndrome-related diabetes (WSD) were reviewed and(More)
BACKGROUND Wolfram, Alström and Bardet-Biedl (WABB) syndromes are rare diseases with overlapping features of multiple sensory and metabolic impairments, including diabetes mellitus, which have caused diagnostic confusion. There are as yet no specific treatments available, little or no access to well characterized cohorts of patients, and limited information(More)
Microsurgical testicular sperm extraction (mTESE), combined with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) represents a chance for azoospermic men with Klinefelter's syndrome (KS) to father children. The objective of this study was to identify predictive factors for the success of mTESE from adolescents and adults with KS. The clinical data of 50 late(More)
Antibody reactivity against survivin, a recently identified tumor-associated protein, was determined in sera from patients with lung (n = 51) or colorectal cancer (n = 49). The same collection of sera was tested for the presence of antibodies against p53. Eleven sera from lung cancer patients and four sera from colorectal cancer patients reacted with(More)
CONTEXT Classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), a genetic disorder characterized by 21-hydroxylase deficiency, impairs male fertility, if insufficiently treated. PATIENT A 30-year-old male was referred to our clinic for endocrine and fertility assessment after undergoing unilateral orchiectomy for a suspected testicular tumor. Histopathological(More)
We report on the case of a healthy young boy who developed a fulminant myocarditis due to acute coinfection with erythrovirus (parvovirus B19) and human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) in the absence of an antiviral immune response. We suggest that the HHV-6-induced immunosuppression enhanced dissemination of parvovirus B19, which led to fatal myocarditis.
Differentiation of genetically modified CD34(+) hematopoietic stem cells into dendritic cells (DCs) will contribute to the development of immunotherapeutic anticancer protocols. Retroviral vectors that have been used for the transduction of CD34(+) cells face the problem of gene silencing when integrated into the genome of repopulating stem cells. We(More)
Germ cell and Sertoli cell proliferation and maturation in human testes occur in three main waves, during the late fetal and early neonatal period and at early puberty. They are triggered by periods of increased activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis. In hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH), these processes are variably disturbed. The(More)
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE Testosterone treatment for pubertal induction in boys with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) provides virilization, but does not induce testicular growth or fertility. Larger studies evaluating the outcomes of gonadotropin replacement during adolescence have not been reported to date; whether previous testosterone substitution affects(More)