Margarete Fuß

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The pathogenesis of osteopenia in chronic alcoholism remains unclear, and many ethanol-related abnormalities have been advocated to explain bone loss. A direct inhibitory effect of ethanol on osteoblast function was suggested by in vivo and in vitro studies. We measured biochemical markers of bone turnover in 12 alcoholic men before and during a 2 week(More)
Signal transduction by A1 adenosine receptors was investigated by measuring the modulation by adenosine agonists of guanosine-5'-O-(3-[35S]thio)triphosphate ([35S]GTP[S]) binding to guanine nucleotide-binding proteins (G proteins). The extent of stimulation of [35S]GTP[S] binding was dependent on the presence of high concentrations of Mg2+ (1-10 mM), GDP(More)
Bone mineral content (BMC) was measured with the Norland Cameron apparatus in 120 renal stone formers (RSF) with idiopathic stone disease and in 41 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. RSF were classified, according to an oral calcium load test, into three groups: no hypercalciuria (HC; 41 cases); absorptive HC (53 cases), and resorptive or renal HC(More)
We reported previously that radial bone mineral content was decreased in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and remained subnormal 1 year after surgery. In this study, we reviewed the results of sequential measurements of the radial bone mineral content, performed up to 107 months after removal of the parathyroid adenoma in 71 patients suffering from(More)
Zinc is an essential trace element, and constituent of many metallo-enzymes required for normal metabolism. Age may be associated with altered metallothionein metabolism related to changes in zinc metabolism. The objectives of this study were: (i) to assess the prevalence of zinc deficiency among hospitalised elderly patients; (ii) to define the social,(More)
The possibility that low-calcium intake in renal stone formers could lead to reduced bone mineral content was investigated in 123 male patients with idiopathic urolithiasis. Radius bone mineral content (BMC) was measured by single photon absorptiometry. Two groups of patients were analyzed: group 1 (n = 63) maintained on a free diet; group 2 (n = 60)(More)
Overt hypothyroidism is known to be associated with increased serum creatine kinase (CK) levels. However, there is little information on CK levels in subclinical hypothyroidism. The aim of the study was to assess the relationship between CK levels and thyroid function in overt and subclinical hypothyroidism. Thyroid function tests (thyrotropin [TSH], free(More)
In 27 subjects with several disorders of calcium metabolism, the fractional intestinal absorption of 47CaCl2 was rather poorly correlated with the urinary output of calcium or with the maximal increase of serum calcium after an oral calcium load. Conversely, a good correlation was observed with the product of these parameters. We propose that this product(More)
In 42 untreated patients at various stages of chronic renal failure, plasma level of parathyroid hormone was directly proportional to the degree of renal failure and inversely proportional to the serum calcium level. Plasma parathyroid hormone levels were frequently elevated in 21 patients undergoing regular dialysis treatment, in spite of normal levels of(More)
The retention of 99mTc-labeled pyrophosphate (PPi) at 24 h was measured in 235 patients, 119 of whom had a normal bone metabolism. The mean retention in the group of normal subjects is 52% of the injected dose. Reproducibility of the measurement in a given person is 5.5% coefficient of variation (CV). The value depends strongly on sex (higher in males) and(More)