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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical value of markers of bone remodeling in assessment of rate of bone loss in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) long term treated with low dose glucocorticoids. METHODS The study involved 70 patients with MS. Motor function of the patients was evaluated using the Kurtzke Expanded Disability(More)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a gait disorder characterized by acute episodes of neurological defects leading to progressive disability. Patients with MS have multiple risk factors for osteoporotic fractures, such as progressive immobilization, long-term glucocorticoids (GCs) treatment or vitamin D deficiency. The duration of motor disability appears to be a(More)
The objective of this study was to measure plasma fibroblast growth factor 21 and 19 (FGF21 and FGF19) levels in patients with Cushing's syndrome (CS) and to compare it with those of lean control subjects (C) and patients with obesity (OB). Fourteen untreated patients with CS, 19 patients with OB and 36 controls were included in the study. Plasma FGF21 and(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to test the hypothesis that the decrease in bone resorption after the calcium (Ca) load can be assessed by serum type 1 collagen cross-linked C-telopeptide (Elecsys beta-CrossLaps, Roche) (S-CTX). Six young healthy women (23-27 years of age) and six healthy late postmenopausal women (63-69 years of age) with normal bone(More)
BACKGROUND We hypothesized that with the administration of teriparatide (TPTD) treatment at different times, we would be able to modify the physiological circadian rhythm of bone turnover. METHODS The concentration of serum C-terminal telopeptide of collagen type I (βCTX), serum N-terminal propeptide of procollagen type I (P1NP), serum ionized calcium(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the effects of the antiresorptive treatments of alendronate (ALN), risedronate (RIS) and raloxifene (RLX) on the response of bone to endogenous parathyroid hormone (PTH) induced by acute hypocalcemia. Forty women (age, 55-80 years) with postmenopausal osteoporosis (treated with ALN, RIS and RLX or untreated-control group)(More)
Treatment with glucocorticoids (GC) has no alternative in many medical disciplines for their anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effect. However, osteoporosis and the related fractures are a serious complication brought about by long-term GC therapy. The risk of fractures, especially of the vertebras and the ribs, becomes higher as early as in the first(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to determine the acute effects of salmon calcitonin (sCT) on bone resorption as assessed by plasma type 1 collagen cross-linked C-telopeptide (CTX). In addition, the plasma aminoterminal propeptide of type I procollagen (PINP) and osteocalcin (OC) were evaluated as markers of bone formation. METHODS In six healthy young(More)
OBJECTIVES 2,3,7,8-tetrachloro-dibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is a highly toxic persistent environmental contaminant, classified as a human carcinogen affecting any target organ. The mechanism of carcinogenesis by TCDD is unclear as TCDD shows a lack of direct genotoxicity. Experimental studies also support the role of oxidative stress in TCDD neurotoxicity and(More)