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Hughes (antiphospholipid) syndrome (APS) can mimic multiple sclerosis (MS). We analyzed the clinical, laboratory, and imaging findings of MS-like expression in a cohort of patients with APS in an attempt to identify parameters that might differentiate the 2 entities. We studied 27 patients who were referred to our unit with the diagnosis of probable or(More)
Bisphosphonates (BP) are used in the treatment of malignant osteolytic processes and postmenopausal osteoporosis. There have been a number of incidents in patients treated with BP. The incidents are described as an osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). The main medications associated with these reports are zoledronic acid (ZOL) and pamidronate (PAM). The clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical value of an antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity assay relative to the indirect antiglobulin test titer in the management of Rh D-alloimmunized pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN Data from 172 Rh D-alloimmunized pregnancies were analyzed retrospectively. The accuracies of the highest antibody(More)
UNLABELLED Chronic environmental fluoride exposure under calcium stress causes fragility fractures due to osteoporosis and bone quality deterioration, at least in sheep. Proof of skeletal fluorosis, presenting without increased bone density, calls for a review of fracture incidence in areas with fluoridated groundwater, including an analysis of patients(More)
INTRODUCTION Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is an emerging condition in patients undergoing long-term administration of bisphosphonates (BP) for the treatment of osteoporosis and hypercalcaemia associated with malignancy, multiple myeloma, and metastatic breast and prostate cancers. This is a follow-up study, its purpose was to examine the effects in-vitro(More)
This immunohistochemical study evaluated the inflammatory infiltrate with its cluster differentiation markers (CD 4, CD 8, CD 20, and CD 68) in aggressive and chronic periodontitis gingival tissues in order to identify the specific cell distribution. Twenty-seven human gingival biopsies were obtained and analyzed. Fourteen patients were suffering from(More)
Radiotherapy can lead to a reduction of bone density with an increased risk of pathological fractures. Bisphosphonates may represent a preventive treatment option by increasing the density of anorganic bone mineral. Yet it is unknown how bisphosphonates act on irradiated collagen cross-links, which play an essential role for the mechanical stability of(More)
Hypothalamic-pituitary disconnection (HPD) leads to low bone turnover followed by bone loss and reduced biomechanical properties in sheep. To investigate the role of peripheral hormones in this centrally induced systemic bone loss model, we planned a hormone replacement experiment. Therefore, estrogen (OHE), thyroxin (OHT) or a combination of both (OHTE)(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this large collective and meticulous study of primary bone tumours and tumourous lesions of the hand was to enhance the knowledge about findings of traumatological radiographs and improve differential diagnosis. METHODS This retrospective study reviewed data collected from 1976 until 2006 in our Bone Tumour Registry. The following(More)
BACKGROUND Age- and sex-specific 3D bone structure patterns in human radii and tibiae were investigated with respect to individuals' osteodensitometric status to unravel associations with site-specific fracture occurrences and underlying loading patterns. METHODS A sample of 385 patients (121 men and 264 women, age range: 23-91 years) were investigated.(More)