Gabriele Moller

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Phosphate mining operations in southeastern Idaho have exposed selenium (Se) that was originally sequestered in the subsurface. Sheep grazing in these areas have died as a result of high Se concentrations in forage and water. This study was designed to monitor the health status of sheep grazing in a natural environment with known elevated levels of Se. A(More)
The protein encoded by the HSD17B7 gene was originally described as a prolactin receptor-associated protein and as 17beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (HSD) type 7. Its ability to synthesize 17beta-estradiol in vitro has been reported previously. However, we demonstrate that HSD17B7 is the ortholog of the yeast 3-ketosteroid reductase Erg27p and converts(More)
A commercial flea and tick product containing 9.0% fenvalerate for use in dogs and cats was suspected of causing illness. An acute toxicity study was performed in 10 dogs and 10 cats exposed to the product orally (po) and dermally at differing doses. Samples were obtained for DEET and fenvalerate analysis. Oral dosing of dogs and cats produced severe(More)
OBJECTIVE To document the prognosis after conservative management of patients with membrane rupture at gestations less than 28 weeks. STUDY DESIGN Prospective observational study of 78 women with confirmed membrane rupture at less than 28 weeks gestation, managed conservatively. Antibiotics were given from the time of membrane rupture till delivery.(More)
OBJECTIVE To ascertain whether adjuvant ampicillin and metronidazole given to women in preterm labour with intact membranes would prolong pregnancy and decrease the perinatal mortality and morbidity. DESIGN A multicentre, prospective, randomised controlled trial. SETTING Three perinatal centres serving an indigent population. SUBJECTS Eighty-one women(More)