Nancy Maloney

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We have assessed the bone histology in 259 chronic dialysis patients, all of whom were in the same dialysis program. All patients had bone biopsies with quantitative histomorphometry, intact parathyroid hormone (PTH) measurements, basal and deferoxamine stimulated serum aluminum levels. Results demonstrate the increased incidence of the recently described(More)
Severe burns in adults is associated with an uncoupling of normal remodeling, low bone formation without reduced resorption. The risk of osteopenia that may occur under such circumstances is heightened by our detection in a cross-sectional study of low bone mass in severely burned children. We report here the acute histomorphometric and biochemical response(More)
Twenty-seven asymptomatic patients treated with hemodialysis longer than 8 years (mean 12.9 +/- 3.1 years) underwent bone biopsy to determine the prevalence of aluminum-associated bone disease. None had excess aluminum exposure from the dialysate. Ten patients (37%) had aluminum-associated bone disease as defined by a bone formation rate (BFR) below normal(More)
Primary hyperoxaluria is a rare congenital disorder characterized by large quantities of urinary oxalate with resultant nephrocalcinosis and nephrolithiasis and by deposits of calcium oxalate in other organs. Renal failure occurs early in life. Reports of unsuccessful renal transplantation attempts in this disorder underscore the need for antemortem(More)
With the markedly reduced usage of aluminum salts in renal failure, parathyroid hormone (PTH) has become the major determinant of currently seen bone disease. Clinicians now must consider what PTH level should be sought. Too low a level may lead to the aplastic bone lesion (low turnover bone), and too high a level may cause osteitis fibrosa. Furthermore,(More)
Aluminum in undemineralized, methyl methacrylate-embedded iliac bone from 16 hemodialyzed renal patients and six normal controls was stained by a modification of the aluminon method and quantitated histomorphometrically, and the results were compared with the aluminum values measured by atomic absorption spectrophotometry. There was a high degree of(More)
To evaluate the relationship between aluminum and the characteristics of bone disease in uremia, bone aluminum content and quantitative histomorphometric analysis of bone were evaluated in bone biopsies from 59 uremic patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis. Biopsies were classified as showing 1) pure osteomalacia (OM) in 23 cases, 2) osteitis fibrosa(More)
Bone biopsies were studied in 67 dialysis patients to determine if a PTH RIA specific for intact plasma PTH is a better predictor of osteitis fibrosa than a RIA that measures inactive carboxy-terminal/midregion plasma PTH fragments. An amino-terminal-specific antiserum that cross-reacts with intact PTH, but not midregion or carboxy-terminal fragments, and(More)