Maria Wichers

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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)
attributable to the use of a particle-enhanced nephelometric 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 children .1 year, serum(More)
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)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Patients with Crohn's disease are at increased risk of osteoporosis. Disease activity and circulating proinflammatory cytokines are thought to play a role in this process. Infliximab, a chimaeric antitumour necrosis factor-alpha antibody is effective in the treatment of Crohn's disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact(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)
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)
To study remission rates and pituitary functions following transsphenoidal surgery of newly diagnosed GH-, ACTH-, and PRL-secreting pituitary adenomas. 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 failed to respond to(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)
A case of pituitary apoplexy occurring after Gd-DTPA-administration for contrast enhanced MRI in a patient with an hGH-producing macro-adenoma is presented. Within days the initially increased hGH level fell to the normal range, the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) showed a normal suppression of hGH and complete anterior pituitary insufficiency developed.(More)