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Anthropometric characteristics of top-class Kenyan marathon runners.
AIM This study aims to: 1) describe the current anthropometric profiles of Kenyan marathon runners and 2) establish a set of reference values useful for future investigations on athlete selection,Expand
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Vitamin D receptor polymorphisms and 25-hydroxyvitamin D in a group of Sicilian multiple sclerosis patients
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an auto-immune disease whose etiology remains controversial. Both genetic and environmental factors are thought to be involved in the risk of developing the disease. TheExpand
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Association between hypovitaminosis D and systemic sclerosis: True or fake?
BACKGROUND Vitamin D insufficiency/deficiency is considered a major factor triggering and enhancing several autoimmune disorders; hypovitaminosis D has been reported to be common in SystemicExpand
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Fetuin-A is Associated to Serum Calcium and AHSG T256S Genotype but Not to Coronary Artery Calcification
Vascular calcification has been recently associated to an increased cardiovascular risk and mortality. In few studies, Fetuin-A showed an association to coronary artery calcification (CAC), althoughExpand
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Global DNA methylation and low-level exposure to benzene.
INTRODUCTION Global genomic hypomethylation is a common event in cancer tissues that is frequently observed in hematopoietic malignancies, including leukemia. Benzene, an established leukemogen atExpand
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Utility of serum procalcitonin and C-reactive protein in severity assessment of community-acquired pneumonia in children.
OBJECTIVES Although the importance of serum Procalcitonin (PCT) levels at diagnosis is well established in adult Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP), its use remains controversial in pediatric CAP.Expand
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Short-term Changes in Gal 3 Circulating Levels After Acute Myocardial Infarction.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Galectin 3 (Gal 3) is a β-galactoside-binding lectin known to play a part in inflammation, adverse remodeling and fibrosis. Gal 3 seems to be linked to atherogenesis and CoronaryExpand
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Establishing the 99th percentile for high sensitivity cardiac troponin I in healthy blood donors from Southern Italy
Introduction The knowledge of high sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hsTnI) distribution in a reference population is mandatory for its introduction in clinical practice. The aim of this study was toExpand
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Association of CYP2R1 rs10766197 with MS risk and disease progression
MS is a neurodegenerative autoimmune disease resulting from a complex interaction of genetic and environmental factors. Among these, vitamin D and genetic variants associated with vitaminExpand
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Clinical usefulness of Glycated Albumin in the diagnosis of diabetes: Results from an Italian study.
OBJECTIVES Glycated Albumin (GA) has been proposed as a screening marker for diabetes in Asian countries in the last years. Nevertheless, few studies have been conducted in Caucasian population. TheExpand
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