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OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether parameters for calcium metabolism were associated with characteristics of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN A prospective cohort study. METHODS Ninety-one anovulatory, infertile women with PCOS patients underwent clomiphene citrate (CC) stimulation. Main outcome measures were parathyroid hormone (PTH);(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) is a known agonist of programmed cell death (apoptosis). In order to discover its potential role during menstrual shedding, a process associated with extensive apoptosis, we evaluated activity and mRNA levels of the inducible and constitutive isoforms of NO synthase (NOS) in endometrial specimens of the proliferative (n = 11),(More)
This retrospective study reports on the course of pregnancy and delivery in 12- to 14-year old girls during a period of 8 years. At the time of delivery 44 mothers (0.3%) out of 13,178 had not finished their 15th year; this adolescent primiparae were compared to a group of equal size including primiparae between 20 and 30 years of age. Whereas other studies(More)
Carnitine (trimethylamino-hydroxy butyric acid) is present in all living cells. It is necessary for the transport of fatty acids into mitochondria and for other metabolic functions of the cell. Studies in various animal species have demonstrated a transfer of carnitine from the mother to the fetus during pregnancy. Recent studies reported decreased(More)
In the course of prospective investigations blood was withdrawn for steroid analysis in 50 gravidae between 12th and 16th and between 26th and 30th week of gestation. The levels of androstenedione, testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate, 17-hydroxyprogesterone and sex hormone binding globuline were determined by radioimmuno-assay evaluating a possible(More)
The relative advantages and disadvantages of the transabdominal versus the transvaginal approach to hysterectomy were evaluated and the two procedures were compared for differences in hospitalization, patient age, bowel activity and operating time on the basis of a material of 94 hysterectomized patients. Intestinal complications such as subileus were noted(More)
Stimulation of the surfactant production in fetal cells by ambroxol (metabolite VIII of bromhexine) has been investigated in human and animal experiments. There are no contraindications for the prenatal use of ambroxol, which is also well tolerated in high dose. Therefore the 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Vienna took part in a multicentric(More)
Postoperative changes in various acute-phase-proteins (alpha 1-Antitrypsin, c-reactive protein), alpha 2-Macroglobulin, haptoglobin, transferrin. c3-c4-complement and myoglobin as well as endocrine parameters were studied in forty healthy women in two groups. Women with malignant neoplasms were excluded. Each group consisted of 20 women who underwent either(More)
Plasma concentrations of ANP, Aldosteron and ADH were determined immediately ante- and post-partum and on the second day of puerperium in 36 healthy women, 12 primiparous and 24 multiparous. These parameters were also measured by RIA in umbilical cord plasma obtained at the time of delivery. The values were compared with an age-matched group of non pregnant(More)
Amniotic fluid alpha-fetoprotein concentration were measured in 360 normal pregnancies between 15 and 23 weeks gestation. Taking into account the effect of gestational age the mean and SD were calculated, confirming the physiological decrease in AFP levels at the beginning of the second trimester. By comparison 25 pregnancies with trisomic states (23(More)