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AIM To assess the role of iron overload in type 2 diabetic men with hyperferritinemia. METHODS 150 men were recruited from a genetic screening programme for hereditary hemocromatosis (HH) and were tested for type 2 diabetes, other components of the metabolic syndrome, beta cell function (BCF), insulin sensitivity, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and(More)
BACKGROUND Metabolic Syndrome (MetSd) is a cluster of vascular risk factors that may influence cerebrovascular pathology during aging. Recently, microstructural white matter (WM) changes detected by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and processing speed deficits have been reported in MetSd patients. We aimed to test the relationship between WM alteration and(More)
Metabolic Syndrome is a cluster of vascular risk factors which has been related to dementia and cognitive decline. The aim of this study was to describe the neuropsychological profile of metabolic syndrome patients. An extensive neuropsychological protocol was administered to 55 patients and 35 controls assessing memory, executive, visuoperceptual and(More)
INTRODUCTION Adult Still Disease (ASD) is a rare (incidence 1-1,6/1,000,000 in Europe) seronegative polyarthropathy diagnosed with clinical criteria, excluding other etiologies. Minocycline, a semisynthetic derivative of tetracycline, has been associated with many adverse effects. We present the case of a 18-years-old man with a high suspicion of an adverse(More)
BACKGROUND Although metabolic syndrome is associated with cardiovascular disease and stroke, limited information is available on specific brain damage in patients with this syndrome. We investigated the relationship of the syndrome with white matter (WM) alteration using a voxel-based approach with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). METHODS We compared(More)
summary Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) associated with core binding factor (CBF) abnormalities is sensitive to high-dose cytarabine-based chemotherapy leading to complete remission (CR) in over 90% of patients. The efficacy of cytarabine can be enhanced by the addition of fludarabine and GCSF with report of improved event free survival with this regimen(More)
BACKGROUND A decrease in the serum concentrations of the soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) is considered a good index of tissue iron. Because obesity is associated with hyperferritinemia and this is considered a sign of iron overload, a decrease in sTfR would be expected for the obese. We evaluated whether obese men with hyperferritinemia, detected in a(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between arterial stiffness and low-grade inflammation in subjects with type 1 diabetes without clinical cardiovascular disease. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Sixty-eight patients with type 1 diabetes and 68 age- and sex-matched healthy subjects were evaluated. Arterial stiffness was assessed by aortic pulse wave(More)
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