Hartmut M. Hofmann

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Of 228 women with gestational diabetes between 28 and 32 gestational weeks, 195 had a normal amniotic fluid insulin level (4.8 +/- 3.6 microU/ml) while 33 (14.5%) had an elevated level (23.1 +/- 10 microU/ml). Women with a normal amniotic fluid insulin level were treated by diet alone. Fourteen of the women with an elevated level were treated by diet alone;(More)
Over a three-year period (1985 to 1987), the number of fetal malformations was entered into Styrian Malformation Register (SMR). The data were compared with those of the Austrian Ministry of Health. The SMR collected 137 cases of urinary tract malformations, but only six appeared in the Health Ministry statistics. This discrepancy resulted from the(More)
Glucose values were determined in 102 urine samples of newborn infants and in 2295 amniotic fluid (AF) samples of women between the 14th and 42nd week of pregnancy. One thousand, six hundred fifty-five of the AF samples derived from normal pregnancies, 50 from pregnancies with fetal malformations, 115 from cases of hydramnios, 246 from pregnant women with(More)
Conventional clinical staging of cervical cancer is subjective because it is based on palpatory findings and inadequate because it cannot assess the single most important prognostic factor--tumor size. To determine the exactitude of in vivo MRI measurements of tumor volume, 22 patients with invasive cervical cancer were studied before surgery. The volumes(More)
It must be determined whether high neonatal birth weight (greater than or equal to 4000 g) is due to genetic factors or to a disorder of maternal carbohydrate metabolism. Oral glucose tolerance tests are known to be unreliable during the puerperium. If the mother's carbohydrate metabolism was disturbed during pregnancy, neonatal overweight may result from(More)
Consanguineous partners had a boy with campomelic dysplasia who died of increasing respiratory distress soon after birth. The next pregnancy was monitored frequently by ultrasonography and a healthy male infant was born at term. During a further pregnancy, ultrasonography suggested campomelic dysplasia in the 16th week of gestation. This was confirmed in(More)
Concentrations of growth factors were examined in 28 patients with clinical and endocrinologic signs of polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD). Elevated levels of total insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) and decreased levels of the human growth hormone (HGH) were found. Studies of carbohydrate metabolism and of insulin receptors on erythrocytes indicated(More)
Thirty-three normoglycemic pregnant diabetic patients (White B-R) were studied in the course of one year during 732 weeks of therapy with 176 dose adjustments of insulin to determine patterns of insulin requirements. By means of an empirical formula, the insulin requirements within a 24-hour period can be calculated. Insulin requirement in the course of(More)
Insulin binding to erythrocytes was measured longitudinally by a competitive radioreceptor assay in 21 healthy pregnant (HP) and 20 well-controlled gestational diabetic women (GD) in 4-week intervals throughout pregnancy and at day 4 post-partum. Maximum insulin binding (maxbdg) at weeks 8-14 was increased (P < 0.001) in HP (median: 6.0%) but not in GD(More)