Maria Dronca

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Autism is a behaviorally defined disorder of unknown etiology that is thought to be influenced by genetic and environmental factors. High levels of homocysteine and oxidative stress are generally associated with neuropsychiatric disorders. The purpose of this study was to compare the level of homocysteine and other biomarkers in children with autism to(More)
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), which include the prototypic autistic disorder (AD), Asperger's syndrome (AS) and pervasive developmental disorders not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), are complex neurodevelopmental conditions of unknown aetiology. The current study investigated the metabolites in the methionine cycle, the transsulphuration pathway, folate,(More)
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) comprise a complex and heterogeneous group of conditions of unknown aetiology, characterized by significant disturbances in social, communicative and behavioural functioning. Recent studies suggested a possible implication of the high-density lipoprotein associated esterase/lactonase paraoxonase 1 (PON1) in ASD. In the(More)
UNLABELLED Hyperhomocysteinemia, an established cardiovascular risk factor, has been recently associated with deep venous thrombosis. MATERIAL AND METHOD A matched case-control study was designed to assess homocysteinemia as well as the acquired risk factors in deep venous thrombosis (DVT). We enrolled 227 subjects, 127 with DVT confirmed by Doppler(More)
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