Elisabeth Vytiska-Binstorfer

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BACKGROUND The polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder affecting female fertility. In this study, we examined the symptomatology of PCOS and the health-related quality of life among infertility patients suffering from PCOS with different socio-cultural and ethnic background. METHODS Symptomatology of PCOS, body composition(More)
BACKGROUND Mild hypothyroidism may contribute to disturbed reproductive function. We hypothesized that frequent thyroxine-releasing hormone (TRH) testing to fine-tune thyroxine (T4) therapy instituted upon every TRH-induced thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) rise above the mean of a healthy population (i.e. 15 mIU/l) would improve fecundity compared with(More)
A common -1607 GG/G polymorphism of the matrix metalloproteinase-1 (MMP1) gene promoter was investigated in a series of Caucasian women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and controls, by direct sequencing. In this prospective case-control study, the odds for women with at least one mutant GG allele of the MMP1 promoter to be diagnosed with PCOS was 2.7.
BACKGROUND Ovarian stimulation in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) increases the risk for perinatal complications. Ovulation induction by laparoscopic ovarian drilling (LOD) might improve the overall pregnancy outcomes. The aim of our study was to assess the adverse events or effects on pregnancy of LOD and clomiphene citrate (CC) stimulation in(More)
The polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder affecting female fertility. In this study we examined psychosocial parameters caused by infertility in PCOS women with different socio-cultural background. Symptomatology of PCOS, body composition characteristics as well as psychosocial parameters were examined in 49 PCOS(More)
Die Bezeichnung „Prämenstruelle dysphorische Störung (PMDS)“ stellt eine relativ neue Diagnose dar. Sie wurde erstmals 1994 als eigene pathologische Entität im „Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV)“ erwähnt. Sie erfaßt jene ca. 3,6% aller Frauen, die prämenstruell unter schweren psychischen Störungen leiden, und sie grenzt sich vom(More)
OBJECTIVE A possible correlation between uterine leiomyoma and thyroid disease was reported decades ago. We aimed to evaluate the possible associations between the presence of uterine leiomyomas and (i) the presence of overt hypothyroidism, (ii) the level of anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO-Ab) and thyroglobulin antibodies (TG-Ab), and (iii) thyroid(More)
AIMS There are emerging data indicating an association between PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) and metabolic derangements with potential impact on its clinical presentation. This study aims to evaluate the pathophysiological processes beyond PCOS with particular focus on carbohydrate metabolism, ectopic lipids and their possible interaction. Differences(More)
BACKGROUND To characterize the phenotype of women with polycystic ovary syndrome with and without impaired glucose tolerance by determining various polycystic ovary syndrome-associated clinical and laboratory parameters. METHODS In a prospective clinical study, we evaluated a series of 102 Caucasian women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Women completed a(More)
Obwohl zyklusabhängige psychische und physische Beschwerden bereits von Hippokrates beschrieben wurden, wurde die prämenstruelle dysphorische Störung (PMDS) als eigenständige psychiatrische Diagnose erst im Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) im Jahr 1994 erwähnt. Davor, im DSM-III-R, Appendix A, lautete die Diagnose „late luteal(More)