Vanda Jorgetti

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Thyrotoxicosis is frequently associated with increased bone turnover and decreased bone mass. To investigate the role of thyroid hormone receptor-beta (TR beta) in mediating the osteopenic effects of triiodothyronine (T3), female adult rats were treated daily (64 days) with GC-1 (1.5 microg/100 g body wt), a TR beta-selective thyromimetic compound. Bone(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular calcification (VC) is commonly seen in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Elevated levels of phosphate and parathormone (PTH) are considered nontraditional risk factors for VC. It has been shown that, in vitro, phosphate transforms vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) into calcifying cells, evidenced by upregulated expression of(More)
High serum phosphorus levels have been associated with mortality and cardiovascular events in patients with chronic kidney disease and in the general population. In addition, high phosphorus levels have been shown to induce vascular calcification and endothelial dysfunction in vitro. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relation of phosphorus and(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac remodeling in uremia is characterized by left ventricular hypertrophy, interstitial fibrosis and microvascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in uremic patients, but coronary events alone are not the prevalent cause, sudden death and heart failure are. We studied the cardiac remodeling in experimental(More)
High phosphate intake is known to aggravate renal osteodystrophy along various pathogenetic pathways. Recent studies have raised the possibility that dysregulation of the osteocyte Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway is also involved in chronic kidney disease (CKD)-related bone disease. We investigated the role of dietary phosphate and its possible interaction(More)
BACKGROUND Atherosclerosis and vascular calcification (VC) progression in chronic kidney disease is favored by disturbances of mineral metabolism. We compared the effect of phosphate binder lanthanum (La) carbonate with sevelamer-HCl on atherosclerosis, VC and bone structure and function in mice with chronic renal failure (CRF). METHODS Apolipoprotein(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in CKD is associated with an increased risk for mortality, but definitive data showing that parathormone control decreases mortality is still lacking. This study aimed to compare the mortality of patients with severe SHPT submitted to parathyroidectomy(PTX) with those who did not have access to(More)
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is increasingly being used in the regeneration of soft tissue. In the regeneration of hard tissue, it has already been shown that the biomodulation effect of lasers repairs bones more quickly. We studied the activity in bone cells after LLLT close to the site of the bone injury. The femurs of 48 rats were perforated (24 in the(More)
BACKGROUND Secondary hyperparathyroidism (2HPT) is a frequent complication of long-term dialysis treatment and, despite recent advances in medical therapy, surgical parathyroidectomy (PTX) is required in a considerable number of uraemic patients. Recently, other modalities of therapy, such as ultrasound-guided percutaneous parathyroid injection of ethanol(More)
BACKGROUND Experimental models are important to the understanding of the pathophysiology of, as well as the effects of therapy on, certain diseases. In the case of chronic kidney disease-mineral bone disorder, there are currently two models that are used in evaluating the disease: 5/6 nephrectomy (Nx) and adenine-induced renal failure (AIRF). However, the(More)