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Combined hormonal oral contraceptives (OCs) may lead to a mild rise in blood pressure and body weight. In rare instances, large increments in blood pressure are measured. We investigated the effect of a combination of ethinyl estradiol (EE) plus a progestogen with antimineralocorticoid, i.e. natriuretic, properties [Drospirenone (DRSP)] on body weight,(More)
BACKGROUND Actinic keratoses (AK) are carcinomata in situ with the potential to develop into invasive carcinoma. Several studies have demonstrated that 3% diclofenac in 2.5% hyaluronic acid gel (HA) is effective and well tolerated in the treatment of AK. To date there are no large randomized multicentre trials with treatment durations longer than 90 days(More)
OBJECTIVES False-positive results of the galactomannan (GM) ELISA caused by concurrent administration of piperacillin/tazobactam have been reported in patients with febrile neutropenia. PATIENTS AND METHODS This prospective study investigated different sampling times in 30 patients receiving piperacillin/tazobactam for febrile neutropenia. RESULTS Prior(More)
Mitochondrial dysfunction in various tissues has been associated with numerous conditions including aging. In testes, aging induces atrophy and a decline in male reproductive function but the involvement of mitochondria is not clear. The purpose of this study was to examine whether the mitochondrial profile differed with (1) aging, and (2) 10-weeks of(More)
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