Hayden A. Ross

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BACKGROUND We present a large European population-based study of thyroid function, performed in a population with longstanding borderline sufficient iodine intake. METHODS The Nijmegen Biomedical Study is a population-based survey conducted in the eastern part of The Netherlands. Randomly selected inhabitants received a postal questionnaire on lifestyle(More)
The obese (ob) gene product leptin, secreted from adipose tissue, acts in the hypothalamus to regulate body energy stores. In vitro experiments showed that insulin increases both leptin mRNA expression and leptin secretion by adipocytes. Here, we report on the relationship between plasma insulin and plasma leptin in a longitudinal in vivo study. In Zucker(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammation increases during exacerbations of COPD, but only a few studies systematically assessed these changes. Better identification of these changes will increase our knowledge and potentially guide therapy, for instance by helping with quicker distinction of bacterially induced exacerbations from other causes. AIM To identify which(More)
A 24-year-old woman presented with progressive optochiasmatic arachnoiditis causing progressively worsening visual loss associated with headache and amenorrhea. Treatment with the standard initial therapy of dexamethasone, warfarin, and dipyridamole was unsuccessful at halting her disease process. Surgical lysis of adhesions led to a temporary improvement(More)
CONTEXT In male patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), testicular adrenal rest tumors are frequently found that may interfere with gonadal function. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to determine steroid-producing features of testicular adrenal rest tumors. DESIGN AND SETTING The study is descriptive and took place at a university medical center.(More)
In the present paper the IFCC WG-STFT recommends and provides the rationale to establish metrological traceability of serum free thyroxine (FT4) measurements to a candidate international conventional reference measurement procedure. It is proposed that this procedure be based on equilibrium dialysis combined with determination of thyroxine in the dialysate(More)
Mouse epidermal growth factor (EGF) was radioiodinated by six different direct iodination methods. The 125I-labeled EGF preparations were distinguished by analyzing the binding of the radioligand to the EGF receptor (EGFR)-containing human placental membranes. The receptor-binding affinity of EGF labeled with Chloramine T was less than the affinity of(More)
The effect of a low estrogen oral contraceptive (OC) on glucocorticoid levels in plasma and saliva as well as glucocorticoid binding was studied in 23 healthy women using 30 micrograms ethinyl estradiol (EE2) + 150 micrograms desogestrel (Marvelon) (II). Fifteen healthy females with normal menses served as controls (I). Blood and salivary samples were taken(More)
The effect of oral contraceptives (OC) containing a combination of ethinyloestradiol (EE2) and either desogestrel (Dg/EE2) or levonorgestrel (Lg/EE2) on plasma concentrations of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), total testosterone (T), free T, total androstenedione (A), free A and on salivary T and A concentrations have been studied. SHBG concentrations(More)