Lydia Traber

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OBJECTIVE We compared an established urine marker (total deoxypyridinoline (DPD), related to creatinine (cr)) with a plasma marker (CTX) to evaluate whether the methods are equally suited to detect increased bone resorption in women after the menopause and to see whether both markers show normal bone resorption in postmenopausal women on hormone replacement(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this prospective study was to compare five different leukocyte proteins in feces of patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and healthy persons who underwent prophylactic colonoscopy. METHODS The leukocyte proteins calprotectin, lactoferrin, lysozyme, myeloperoxidase, and PMN-elastase(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperhomocysteinemia is a new risk factor for osteoporosis. This study analyzed the effect of a homocysteine (HCY)-lowering treatment in osteoporotic individuals. METHODS Osteoporotic subjects (n=47, 55-82 years) were treated with either a combination of 2.5 mg folate, 0.5 mg vitamin B(12) and 25 mg vitamin B(6) or placebo. Bone mineral density(More)
OBJECTIVE Published data on bone metabolism in diabetes mellitus are conflicting. We have measured pyridinium crosslinks, biochemical markers of bone resorption, in order to evaluate bone resorption in diabetes mellitus. We also wished to investigate whether, as a consequence of chronic hyperglycaemia, pyridinoline is glycosylated to a greater extent in(More)
To evaluate the objective and subjective outcome after phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) on recurrent corneal erosions (Hamburg protocol). For the standardized PTK according to Hamburg protocol a manual abrasio corneae performed with 20 % alcohol is followed by an excimer ablation depth of ≥15 μm (group1 15 μm; group 2 > 15 μm ablation depth) and 7 mm(More)
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