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BACKGROUND Apoptosis is one of the major events following total androgen blockade (TAB). The aim of this study was to determine the predictive value of some histological parameters including apoptosis and gene products which influence apoptosis, based on repeated biopsies taken from the same patients. METHODS At the time of diagnosis by needle biopsy TNM(More)
All the sleep-promoting substances currently identified also have other biological activities. Despite years of effort, a single specific central nervous system sleep center has not been described. These observations led us to propose a biochemical model of a sleep activational system in which the effects of several sleep factors are integrated into a(More)
For evaluating the clinical significance of QT interval prolongation in diabetics with cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN), 53 diabetic patients were followed-up for 5 years or to death and the results of cardiovascular function tests as well as the values of QT intervals were repeatedly determined. At baseline investigation, the QTc intervals were(More)
OBJECTIVES Recent reports have unambiguously identified the presence and the growth-modulatory role of transient receptor potential vanilloid-1 (TRPV1), a central integrator of pain sensation, on numerous non-neuronal cell types and, of great importance, in certain malignancies. In this study, we have investigated the molecular expression of TRPV1 in the(More)
Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Carcinoma (HNPCC) is the most frequent inherited disease which can lead to the development of tumors in the colon and other locations. Its genetic basis is related to the germline mutation of the Mismatch Repair (MMR) genes. Muir-Torre syndrome is considered one of the subtypes of this disease, in which the HNPCC tumor(More)
Authors studies impedance, stapedius reflex thresholds and stapedius muscle exhaustion on 31 ears of 16 MG patients. Investigations were carried out using GSI 33 computer-assisted middle ear analyzator. Stapedius reflex threshold values were increased in 93% of patients. Stapedius exhaustion was observed in 71% of patients. After the administration of the(More)
To characterise the relationship between diurnal blood pressure and the subsequent increase of urinary albumin excretion (UAE) in normotensive normoalbuminuric type 1 diabetic patients, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) was performed in 53 patients, who were then followed for 5 years. Albumin excretion rate changed from 12.4 (8.9-17.2) to 29.3(More)
The goal of the present study was to follow the clinical behaviour of 6 non diabetic patients (5 females and 1 male, aged 23-68) suffering from necrobiosis lipoidica. Thickening of the basalmembrane of capillaries could be confirmed by electron microscopy, although the histological structure of skin alterations are not different from those observed in(More)
The beta-2-microglobulin (B2M) level of the serum and urine was determined in 61 diabetics and 15 control patients by enzyme-immunoassay, to asses the value of B2M in clinical diagnosis. In patients with daily protein excretion exceeding 300 mg there was a significant positive correlation between serum creatinine, daily (24-hour) protein excretion, and B2M(More)
Acute monosymptomatic aseptic meningitis was observed in a 4 year old male patient. Toxoplasma gondii tachyzoites were detected in Giemsa-stained smears prepared from the CSF. Inoculation of mice gave the same result. The patient was cured after the application of pyrimethamine and sulpha drugs. On basis of the smears, the serological results and data in(More)