Guenter Schnauder

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OBJECTIVE To develop a disease-specific questionnaire for Cushing's disease (CD), the Tuebingen Cushing's disease quality of life inventory (Tuebingen CD-25). METHODS Sources for item generation consisted of technical literature, interviews with patients and the rating of neurosurgeons, endocrinologists and a neuropsychologist. A preliminary inventory(More)
OBJECTIVE In part I of the study, a health-related quality of life (HRQoL) inventory for Cushing's disease (CD), the Tuebingen Cushing-25 quality of life inventory (Tuebingen CD-25) was developed. In this second part, we aimed to assess normative data from healthy controls (HC) with which the individual patients' scores can be compared. DESIGN(More)
HISTORY AND ADMISSION FINDINGS Two women, aged 74 and 57 years, were admitted for endocrinological work-up. The 74-year-old women had clinical signs of adrenal insufficiency after she had been given one triamcinolone acetonide intra-articular injection 3 months before. The 57-year-old women who had over several years been repeatedly received local(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence suggests that occult adenoma remnants are responsible for persistent Cushing's disease (CD) following transsphenoidal surgery (TSS). To optimize the outcome, we have adapted our microsurgical concept. The influence of our surgical strategy on remission rate and pituitary function is presented. DESIGN AND PATIENTS 83 patients undergoing(More)
A substantial number of people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes could not improve insulin sensitivity by physical training intervention. We studied the mechanisms of this impaired exercise response in 20 middle-aged individuals at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes who performed 8 weeks of controlled cycling and walking training at 80% individual(More)
We have studied the recovery of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis from inhibition by short-term, intravenous high-dose, corticosteroid therapy (IVHDCT) without subsequent oral replacement therapy in 10 patients with relapsing-remitting or progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) using the human corticotrophin-releasing hormone (hCRH) test. There was(More)
CONTEXT 17alpha-Hydroxylase/17,20-lyase deficiency, a rare autosomal recessive form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, is caused by mutations in the cytochrome P450c17 (CYP17) gene. We report on a case of complete 17alpha-hydroxylase/17,20-lyase deficiency due to a novel homozygous mutation of CYP17. DESIGN A 20-yr-old female Turkish patient (46,XX)(More)
BACKGROUND Hypothyroidism is a common endocrine disorder which is easily treatable by an appropriate thyroid hormone replacement therapy in the majority of patients. In some patients, hypothyroidism is refractory to oral levothyroxine substitution. Common causes of lack of response to levothyroxine replacement comprise non-compliance and impaired(More)
Familial defective apolipoprotein B-100 (FDB) is caused by a point mutation in exon 26 of the apolipoprotein B gene leading to a decreased binding to the LDL-receptor. Patients with FDB have hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerotic disease. Since other mutations of apoB-100 could also cause binding abnormalities we established a temperature-gradient gel(More)
HISTORY AND ADMISSION FINDINGS A 51-year-old woman was admitted from a mental institution for evaluation of hypercalcemia. She was treated with lithium for a bipolar disorder since 25 years. She complained of polydypsia and polyuria. The physical examination findings were unremarkable up to manic symptoms. INVESTIGATIONS Laboratory values showed elevated(More)