Marlin Kistner

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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)
A patient with Behçet's syndrome manifested by optic atrophy, purulent conjunctivitis and orogenital ulcerations presented with a high fever and pericardial effusion. A mixed cryoglobulinemia (immunoglobulin A (IgA)-immunoglobulin G (IgG)) was observed. Treatment with indomethacin resulted in rapid defervescence, resolution of the pericardial effusion and(More)
Since early 1985, four social health maintenance organizations have delivered integrated health and long-term care services to Medicare beneficiaries under congressionally mandated waivers that included shared public-program risk for losses. Three of four sites had substantial losses in the first 3 years, primarily because of slow enrollment and resultant(More)
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