Kayla Hummel

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In a prospective clinical investigation of 20 patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS), neurological complications, not attributable to other diseases were detected in 14 patients (= 70%). Dysfunction of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) was nearly twice as frequent as central nervous system (CNS) complications. PNS involvement was dominated by(More)
In peripheral quantitative computed tomography scans of the calf muscles, segmentation of muscles from subcutaneous fat is challenged by muscle fat infiltration. Threshold-based edge detection segmentation by manufacturer software fails when muscle boundaries are not smooth. This study compared the test-retest precision error for muscle-fat segmentation(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional cohort study. To describe: (1) the prevalence of suboptimal 25-hydroxyvitamin D status (serum 25(OH)D <75 nmol l(-1)) and to identify correlates of vitamin D deficiency; (2) the prevalence of secondary hyperparathyroidism (serum intact parathyroid hormone (PTH)>7.0 pmol l(-1)); and (3) the relationships between serum PTH and(More)
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