Marija Tamulaitienė

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The quality of life during the first 4 months after fracture was estimated in 2,808 fractured patients from 11 countries. Analysis showed that there were significant differences in the quality of life (QoL) loss between countries. Other factors such as QoL prior fracture and hospitalisation also had a significant impact on the QoL loss. The International(More)
Study design:Prospective study on patients with spinal cord injuries.Objectives:To evaluate the loss of bone mineral density (BMD) in various body regions of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and its dependence on weight bearing activities during 2 years post injury.Methods:BMD of the whole body was measured in patients with SCI. Baseline measurement(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of subclinical vertebral fractures on health-related quality of life in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis. A disease-specific instrument, Quality of Life Questionnaire of the European Foundation for Osteoporosis (QUALEFFO-41) questionnaire, developed to measure quality of life in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE. Variation of osteoporosis in the population is the result of an interaction between the genotype and the environment, and the genetic causes of osteoporosis are being widely investigated. The aim of this study was to analyze the association between the polymorphisms of the vitamin D receptor (VDR), type I collagen (COL1A1), and(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between lumbar spine bone mineral density and mandible cortical bone height at the mental foramen and at the angle of the jaw. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 130 women living in Lithuania, were examined. None of the participants were known to have endocrine, metabolic or skeletal disorders.(More)
BACKGROUND Few epidemiological data on hip fractures were previously available in Lithuania. The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence and hospital costs of hip fractures in Vilnius in 2010. METHODS Data were collected from the medical charts of all patients admitted to hospitals in Vilnius (population, 548,835) due to new low-energy trauma hip(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine and compare self-management methods used for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and to determine which methods patients consider most effective. METHODS Patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis were questioned about self-management methods and asked to indicate the most effective ones. RESULTS Twenty-seven(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficiency of home and outpatient exercise program in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. METHODS Patients with rheumatoid arthritis were randomly assigned to home exercise program group and outpatient exercise program group. Variables of muscle and hand strength, joint mobility, visual analog scale of pain were assessed before(More)
OBJECTIVES Inflammatory arthritides/synovitides such as psoriatic (PsA), reactive (ReA) and rheumatoid (RA) arthritis share numerous immunopathological features, but develop different patterns of joint involvement. To investigate whether distinctive cell apoptosis may play a role in this context, we have assessed synovial cell apoptosis in situ in PsA and(More)
OBJECTIVE Von Willebrand factor (vWF) is an adhesive glycoprotein produced and secreted constitutively by endothelial cells. vWF is released upon endothelial stimulation and/or vascular injury, and mediates adhesion and aggregation of platelets. Our aim was to quantify synovial vasculature and to evaluate vWF distribution in situ in synovial membranes in(More)