Max Stern

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AIMS/HYPOTHESIS The aim of this study was to determine the frequency and temporal development of antibodies related to celiac disease in offspring of parents with Type I (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus. METHODS Sera from 913 offspring of parents with Type I diabetes prospectively followed from birth to the age of 8 years were tested for(More)
One hundred and twenty-five small intestinal biopsies from children with coeliac disease (CD), cow's milk protein intolerance (CMPI) and controls were compared by morphometric analysis, by counting intraepithelial lymphocytes (IEL) and by quantitative evaluation of immunoglobulin-containing cells of lamina propria. The double-stain immunofluorescent(More)
The clinical and morphological characteristics of Shwachman's syndrome (exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, pancytopenia, skeletal changes) were observed in a boy who, at the age of 8 years, developed a juvenile form of chronic myeloic leukemia which did not respond to cytostatic treatment. Autopsy revealed a striking lipomatous atrophy of the pancreas,(More)
In most states, the law grants seniority to the oldest mortgage on a house, unless that mortgagee subordinates its claim. We show that this practice significantly impedes the refinancing of first mortgages by imparting blocking power to junior mortgagees. We identify the effect by building a database showing all mortgages of a large panel of homeowners,(More)
To define the practical diagnostic value of H2 breath testing after lactose load in children with chronic abdominal pain, we measured end-expiratory H2 every 30 minutes for 2 hours after peroral lactose (2 g/kg body weight, Lactoscreen). H2 testing was done in 62 children (28 female, 32 male), aged between 2 and 16 years. Abdominal pain had been observed in(More)
An immunofluorescent method using antigencoupled red cells was used to determine antibody titres against five main cow's milk proteins in 20 children with CMPI, in 130 normal controls, and in 70 children with various gastrointestinal disorders. Antibody findings were related to age and nutritional conditions. For no antibody group, a pathogenetic(More)
The authors report a new case of lactic-acidosis in a diabetic patient receiving metformin. This patient, after urography developed an acute renal failure and a fatal lactic acidosis. Risks of urography in diabetic patients and guidelines for use of metformin are recalled; careful assessment of risk versus benefit for every proposed urography in diabetic(More)