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Changes in reduced glutathione (GSH) and pyridine nucleotide phosphate levels as well as in the activities of the glutathione peroxidase-reductase system and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase have been studied in rats after a single i.p. administration of various doses of valproic acid (VPA). GSH level decreased in a dose-dependent relation. At the end of(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of hyperthyroidism on bone in relation to the menopausal state. METHODS Fifty-nine hyperthyroid (HYPER), 40 hypothyroid (HYPO), and 51 control euthyroid (EUTH) women were studied. Bone mineral density (BMD) was assessed by dual X-rays absorptiometry (DXA) at the lumbar spine, and at the femoral neck. A multi-site QUS(More)
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common behavior disorder among children; methylphenidate is a drug frequently prescribed for the control of its symptoms. One of the potential side effects of methylphenidate that concerns parents is its impact on the growth of children, since the mechanism by which methylphenidate might influence(More)
Neurologic complications are a recognized but unusual manifestation of celiac disease (CD) in adults and children. The use of antigliadin and antiendomysial antibodies in screening has revealed the frequency of CD among symptom-free individuals to be high. Recently, a high frequency (57%) of antigliadin antibodies was demonstrated in adult patients with(More)
The Environment Agency invests substantial resources collecting hydrometric and topographical data using various techniques. This data is used for a wide range of purposes such as flood risk mapping, catchment flood management plans, shoreline management plans and integrated coastal zone management. These results provide essential information for day to day(More)
Drug assays may yield false-positive results caused by cross-reacting compounds. After finding a serum salicylate concentration of 81 microg/mL by using Trinder's colorimetric method, in a comatose child admitted to the authors' pediatric intensive care unit, in the absence of reported salicylate intake, the authors aimed to compare this situation with the(More)
AIM To investigate sodium (NA(+)) potassium (K(+)) adenosine triphosphatase (ATPase) activity in newborn infants at different gestational ages, to elucidate the mechanism underlying poor renal sodium conservation in preterm infants. METHODS Fifty three healthy newborn infants, gestational age 30-42 weeks, were studied. Umbilical cord red blood cell Na(+)(More)
Previous observations that valproic acid (VPA) causes hepatic damage prompted us to investigate the effect of large doses of the drug (0.6, 1.2 and 1.8 mmol/kg/day) on a number of liver enzymes located on different subcellular fractions. In mitochondria, glutamate dehydrogenase, aspartate aminotransferase and ornithine carbamoyltransferase were(More)