Bettina Hartmann

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Within a study on menopausal discomforts, 2322 women were seen for the first time at the Outpatients Department for Climacteric Disturbances and Prophylaxis of Osteoporosis at our clinic. Amongst routine hormonal examination we measured prolactin levels. We found hyperprolactinemia in 23 women. Furthermore, in 224 women who initially had normal hPRL values,(More)
PURPOSE To define the fractionation effect, including the magnitude and kinetics of dose compensation, on days 3 and 8 after a single priming dose of 8 Gy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Graded radiation doses were given to the snouts of C3H/Neu mice in 1 to 5 fractions within a time period of < or = 36 h, or in four fractions with intervals from 5 min to 4 h.(More)
BACKGROUND In most cases Type I diabetes is immunologically mediated. Complications after long duration of the disease are commonly observed. Further autoimmune mediated diseases are rare, but more often diagnosed in diabetics than in the general population. The combination of 2 autoimmune endocrinopathies is subsumed under the term autoimmune polyendocrine(More)
AIMS A major proportion of patients with diabetic foot syndrome are older than 65 years. Little is known about outcomes of these elderly patients. METHODS We analysed 245 treatment cases in an observational single-centre study for comorbidities and outcomes over a 6-month period. RESULTS In all, 122 patients had peripheral arterial disease which was(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS  Buried bumper syndrome is an infrequent complication of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) that can result in tube dysfunction, gastric perforation, bleeding, peritonitis or death. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of different PEG tube removal methods in the management of buried bumper syndrome in a large(More)
AIMS Treatment strategies for obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus aim to increase physical activity, reduce body weight, and improve glucose control using weight-beneficial antidiabetic drugs. The objective of this study was to determine whether these strategies are implemented, and to identify factors predictive of glucose control and body weight(More)
AIM To evaluate the efficacy of self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) for the palliation of malignant gastric outlet obstruction in patients with and without peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 62 patients who underwent SEMS placement for treatment of malignant gastroduodenal obstruction at our hospital over a(More)
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