Detlef Thieme

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The formation of 19-norsteroids by demethylation of endogenous steroids in stored urine samples was observed. Suspicious urine samples (i.e. containing trace amounts of 19-norandrosterone and 19-noretiocholanolone) were selected and spiked with deuterated analogues of androsterone and etiocholanolone at concentrations corresponding to high endogenous levels(More)
The aim of our hGH application study with non-competitive athletes was the investigation of selected serum parameters from different processes affected by hGH. Fifteen athletes (age 21-33, mean 24) were treated with 0.06 IU hGH/kg BW per day or placebo (10 hGH, 5 placebo) respectively for 14 days. Blood samples were taken prior to, during and until 10 weeks(More)
BACKGROUND Knowing and, if necessary, altering competitive athletes' real attitudes towards the use of banned performance-enhancing substances is an important goal of worldwide doping prevention efforts. However athletes will not always be willing to reporting their real opinions. Reaction time-based attitude tests help conceal the ultimate goal of(More)
The principal definition of doping, the groups of banned compounds and the basic analytical problems and strategy of doping analysis are outlined, and the position of chromatography in doping analysis is explained. Examples of the application of GC-MS, especially high-resolution MS. and of LC-thermospray MS to doping problems are given. A practical case is(More)
BACKGROUND Endogenous corticosteroids and endocannabinoids are both known to be involved in stress adaption and anti-inflammatory and immuneregulatory effects. The application of hair as retrospective specimen for long-term recording of corticosteroids and its association with stress-induced biochemical alterations was intensively examined. METHODS To(More)
A sensitive, selective, robust and fast method to identify 32 diuretics and masking agents in urine is described. The analytical procedure is reduced to a single XAD extraction step for sample preparation, followed by reversed-phase liquid chromatography in combination with atmospheric pressure ionisation/tandem mass spectrometry. This technique is, after(More)
The metabolite ratio of amitriptyline (AT), nortriptyline (NT) and its 10-hydroxy metabolites (E10-OHAT, Z10-OHAT, E10-OHNT and Z10-OHNT) was examined by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry in hair samples of 23 white infants after long-term administration of AT. High inter-individual variation of the metabolite ratios were observed (e.g. NT/AT =(More)
BACKGROUND NMDA receptors are involved in the development and maintenance of neuropathic pain. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of intranasal (S)-ketamine, one of the most potent clinically available NMDA receptor antagonists. METHODS Sixteen patients with neuropathic pain of various origins were randomized into two treatment groups: (S)-ketamine(More)
BACKGROUND A substantial number of individuals are at risk for the development of motion sickness induced nausea and vomiting (N&V) during road, air or sea travel. Motion sickness can be extremely stressful but the neurobiologic mechanisms leading to motion sickness are not clear. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) represents an important neuromodulator of(More)