H. J. Welti

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During pregnancy the plasma concentration of two different inhibitors of plasminogen activators (PAIs) increases. The only one found in the plasma of nonpregnant women (PAI1) is immunologically related to a PAI of endothelial cells; its plasma activity, as deduced from the inhibition of single-chain tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA), increased from(More)
Forearm blood flow, venous distensibility and various clotting factors were determined in 118 apparently healthy women (mean age 26 years), either during the menstrual cycle, or while taking a combined contraceptive (A) with high progestin: estrogen ratio (d-norgestrel 0.125 mg + ethinylestradiol 0.03 mg), or a sequential contraceptive (B) with low(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of tibolone in the prevention of postmenopausal bone loss over 3 years, and to compare these with the effects of sequential hormone replacement therapy. Forty early postmenopausal women were randomized to a 21-day regimen of conjugated equine estrogens (CEE, Premarin) plus sequential medroxyprogesterone(More)
The prescription of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) requires a pretherapeutic evaluation and an ongoing surveillance during treatment. Pretherapeutic evaluation identifies the indications and contraindications to HRT. It includes a clinical examination, a Papanicolaou smear, and other tests according to the clinical situation. Monitoring of HRT consists(More)