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BACKGROUND Sodium valproate (VPA) is commonly used to treat epilepsy in children. Renal dysfunction is a rare side eff ect but can present as tubulopathy such as Fanconi syndrome. CASE REPORT We report on an 8-year-old disabled girl with myoclonic epilepsy who was referred for investigation of recurrent low impact fractures of the distal femur which were(More)
BACKGROUND Increased hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity manifested by elevated cortisol levels is observed in AD and may contribute to AD by lowering the threshold for neuronal degeneration. Presence of the APOE-epsilon4 allele increases risk for AD. Increased cortisol concentrations in apoE-deficient mice suggest that APOE genotype may(More)
BACKGROUND Age- and sex-specific reference intervals are an important prerequisite for interpreting thyroid hormone measurements in children. However, only few studies have reported age- and sex-specific pediatric reference values for TSHbasal (TSH), free T3 (fT3), and free T4 (fT4) so far. Reference intervals are known to be method- and(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to determine the influence of chronic monotherapy with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) on vitamin D levels, bone metabolism, and body composition. METHOD Eighty-five children (38 males, 47 females; mean age 12 y 5 mo, SD 3 y 4 mo) were treated with valproate and 40 children (28 males, 12 females; mean age 11 y 10 mo, SD 3 y) were(More)
BACKGROUND Alterations in the naive T cell subpopulations have been demonstrated in patients with T cell mediated autoimmune disorders, reminiscent of immunological changes found in the elderly during immunosenescence, including the switch from CD45RA + to CD45RO + T cells and decreased thymic function with increased compensatory proliferative mechanisms,(More)
Recessive osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is caused by defects in proteins involved in post-translational interactions with type I collagen. Recently, a novel form of moderately severe OI caused by null mutations in TMEM38B was identified. TMEM38B encodes the ER membrane monovalent cation channel, TRIC-B, proposed to counterbalance IP3R-mediated Ca2+ release(More)
Hylonome ceptibility 2,3. However, the use of percentages of unscaled variables with differing geometric dimensions may lead to erroneous conclusions about the timing of bone growth in length, diameter and mass. Using small and large cuboids (with similar relationship [isometry] between length and width) as examples for a growing human long bone, it is(More)
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