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Radiotherapy can cause infertility in both men and women. However, few data are available concerning the effects of radioiodine therapy for thyroid carcinoma on testicular function. We investigated 25 men (age 23-73 years) with differentiated thyroid carcinoma in a longitudinal prospective trial. Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), inhibin B, luteinising(More)
PURPOSE We evaluate the use of pretreatment follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in patients with germ cell tumors as a prognostic serum marker of spermatogenesis after standard treatment. Additionally, Leydig cell function was investigated by estimation of luteinizing hormone (LH) and testosterone (T), and calculation of the T/LH ratio. MATERIALS AND(More)
The difference is probably attributable to the use of a particle-enhanced nephelomet-ric immunoassay (14) in the present study in contrast to previous studies (11, 12, 16) using a particle-enhanced turbidimetric immunoassay (10). Method calibration is not yet established internationally but is required to allow direct comparison between methods (18). In(More)
Skewing of X inactivation may contribute to the manifestation of symptoms in adrenoleukodystrophy carriers. We observed highly skewed X inactivation in 32% of 22 symptomatic and asymptomatic carriers but not in 7 related and 35 unrelated controls. Skewing of X inactivation correlated with clinical neurological scores but not with the extent of very(More)
HBY 097 [(S)-4-isopropoxycarbonyl-6-methoxy-3-(methylthiomethyl)-3, 4-dihydroquinoxaline-2(1H)-thione] was selected from a series of quinoxalines as a nonnucleoside inhibitor of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) reverse transcriptase (NNRTI). HBY 097 was shown to be a highly potent inhibitor of HIV-1 induced cell killing and HIV-1 replication in a(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the functional integrity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in patients with severe sepsis by stimulating with corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH). DESIGN Prospective observational study in consecutive intensive care unit patients with severe sepsis. SETTING Surgical intensive care unit and outpatient department(More)
BACKGROUND We set out to prospectively study the peri-operative changes of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA), and to test the hypothesis that the peri-operative corticoid replacement regimen used at the authors' institution in patients with impaired HPA undergoing transsphenoidal pituitary adenoma surgery is adequate. METHOD Thirty seven(More)
OBJECTIVE Hydrocortisone replacement regimes remain rather empirical and produce serum cortisol profiles very different from normal physiology. We have analysed the effects of different dosages of hydrocortisone (HC) replacement therapy on the health perception and general well-being of patients with secondary hypocortisolism. We also evaluated the effects(More)
BACKGROUND To study remission rates and pituitary functions following transsphenoidal surgery of newly diagnosed GH-, ACTH-, and PRL-secreting pituitary adenomas. METHODS Out of a series of 329 newly diagnosed pituitary adenomas, 131 (39.8%) were hormone (67 GH-, 27 ACTH-, 37 PRL-) secreting. PRL-secreting adenomas were subjected to surgery because they(More)