Ramon Olive

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Erythropoietin (EPO) and soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) in serum have been proposed as indirect biomarkers for the detection of recombinant human EPO (rhEPO) misuse in sport. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the influence of different levels of physical fitness, sport, different training workload during the sport season, and(More)
Serum insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and procollagen type III peptide (P-III-P) have been proposed as indirect biomarkers of rhGH misuse in sports. The purpose of the present study was to investigate concentrations of these biomarkers in athletes at different levels of physical fitness and endurance exercise. Serum total IGF-I and P-III-P were(More)
A 71-year-old white female experienced a nondisplaced right central acetabular fracture in a motor vehicle accident. Despite anteroposterior (AP) roentgenograms of the pelvis, Judet views, and plain tomograms, no fracture was detected. These negative findings did not entirely explain the continued presence of pain. The patient was treated with physical(More)
Insulin and C-peptide have been proposed as possible biomarkers of human insulin hormone misuse in sport. An extended intra- and inter-laboratory validation of commercially available immunoassays was performed. Enzyme Amplified Sensitivity Immunoassay (EASIA) assays (Human Insulin-EASIA and C-peptide EASIA kits from BioSource) were evaluated for insulin and(More)
This is a prospective study of ultrasonography of the rotator cuff mechanism as an alternative to arthrography for screening rotator cuff tears. Seventy-two patients (40 men and 32 women) with possible rotator cuff tears were referred for shoulder arthrography. Before arthrography, bilateral shoulder sonography was performed by a technician under the(More)
Insulin-like growth factor-II (IGF-II), insulin-like growth factor binding proteins (IGFBPs) -2 and -3 and C-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen (ICTP) have been proposed, among others, as indirect biomarkers of the recombinant human growth hormone misuse in sport. An extended intra- and inter-laboratory validation of commercially available immunoassays(More)
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