Katleen Maris

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BACKGROUND Epidemiological and histological evidence implicates proteinases of the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) family in atherosclerosis and aneurysm formation. We previously indicated a role for urokinase-type plasminogen activator in atherosclerotic media destruction by proteolytic activation of MMPs. However, the role of specific MMPs, such as MMP-9(More)
Somatostatin analogues (SMS-A) have been found to inhibit the growth of experimental tumors, as of prostate cancer, via several mechanisms as antihormonal and direct antimitogenic actions. It was demonstrated also that several SMS-A induce greater prostatic tumor regression with more pronounced histological changes if combined with LHRH analogues or in(More)
Insertion of the peritoneal catheter is most important for peritoneal continual dialysis. Various techniques described in the literature do not indicate an unequivocal preference of methods and the blind method used by the authors makes it possible to perform the procedure safely by a team of experienced well trained nephrologists and specialists in(More)
UNLABELLED Pars planitis is the idiopathic form of intermediate uveitis; it most commonly affects persons between 5 and 40 years of age. In childhood, the disease is largely asymptomatic until in a well advanced stage with markedly reduced vision. Lack of early diagnosis and treatment may lead to permanent visual loss and amblyopia. AIM To report on the(More)
Renal osteodystrophy is a systemic disorder associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) with abnormal values of biochemical parameters related to bone and mineral metabolism. Assessing renal osteodystrophy subtypes is especially important for diagnostic and therapeutic decision. Management of these disorders includes monitoring of homeostasis of calcium,(More)
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