Margaret E Weber

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Oral contraceptives (OC) suppress excess androgen production; however, different progestins in combination with low-dose estrogens produce divergent effects on sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) and testosterone that may influence clinical outcomes. This multicenter, open-label, randomized study compared biochemical androgen profiles and clinical outcomes(More)
BACKGROUND Acne is a multifactorial disease in which androgens appear to play an important role. A low-dose oral contraceptive containing 20 microg of ethinyl estradiol and 100 microg of levonorgestrel (EE/LNG) has been shown to improve biochemical markers of androgenicity. Lowering bioavailable androgens may improve acne. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study(More)
Circulating mediators have been implicated in the pathophysiology of immunodepression after burn injury, suggesting the beneficial effect of plasma exchange in immunorestoration. In this study, 19 adult patients with a mean burn size of 52.2% of total body surface area and mean age of 33.4 years underwent 51 plasma exchange procedures in five different(More)
BACKGROUND The study was conducted to evaluate ethinyl estradiol (EE) or ibuprofen (IBU) compared to placebo (PL) on spotting and bleeding (S/B) and a postcoital test (PCT) in women using the levonorgestrel subcutaneous implant. Women experiencing excessive S/B were enrolled in a multicenter prospective randomized study using EE, IBU or PL. OUTCOME(More)
PURPOSE To compare the efficacy and safety of diclofenac sodium 0.1% eyedrops packaged in an Abak multidose container without preservative (Dicloabak) with the reference product, sodium merthiolate-preserved diclofenac sodium 0.1% eyedrops, in controlling postoperative inflammation after cataract surgery. METHODS The multicenter, controlled, randomized,(More)
Previous reports have stressed the immunosuppressive effects of major surgical procedures. In this study, 30 adult patients with a mean burn size of 42.8% TBSA and a mean age of 31.9 years underwent 78 surgical excision and grafting (E/G) procedures. The mean surface area excised was 2,373 cm2, with a mean blood transfusion requirement per E/G of 3,355 cc(More)
We examined the response to exogenous prostaglandin F2alpha in cattle with or without palpable structures believed to be ovarian follicles. All animals had ovarian structures diagnosed by palpation as corpora lutea. The cows were placed into two groups: those with follicles which were estimated by the palpators to be </=13 mm diameter (n=60); and cows with(More)
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