Otto Huter

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Ultrastructurally, all cells of human fetal membranes strongly exhibit a large amount of lipid deposits throughout pregnancy. Their origin and function is still unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the localization of key components of lipid metabolism in this tissue. Using immunohistochemical techniques, the distribution of lipoprotein lipase(More)
In the present study, we investigated the expression and localization of leptin receptors in human term placentae. On human term placenta tissue slices, digoxigenin-UTP labelled RNA-probe detected the long form of the leptin receptor ObR(L)mRNA in syncytiotrophoblasts of the villi, whereas the haematological subtype of the leptin receptor ObR/B219.1 was(More)
Objective: To determine whether fetal leptin levels correlate with fetal weight and whether such correlation is direct or indirect via insulin or human placental lactogen (hPL), respectively. Design: Cross-sectional study of offspring at term (n ¼175) with over-representation of large-for-gestational age (LGA; n ¼ 70) and small-for-gestational age (SGA; n ¼(More)
OBJECTIVE To define the impact of nuchal cord on the measurement of fetal nuchal translucency thickness (NT). METHODS Between December 2004 and June 2006, we examined prospectively 53 fetuses that were observed on routine first-trimester ultrasound examination between 11 + 3 and 13 + 6 weeks of gestation to have nuchal cord causing an indentation in the(More)
Between 1987 and 1990 27 women were observed who professed they did not know they were pregnant until term or until premature contractions set in. The aim of this study was to evaluate obstetric history and pregnancy outcomes and assess defence mechanisms and coping strategies which contribute to negation of pregnancy. In 11 women pregnancy was denied until(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether fetal leptin levels correlate with fetal weight and whether such correlation is direct or indirect via insulin or human placental lactogen (hPL), respectively. DESIGN Cross-sectional study of offspring at term (n=175) with over-representation of large-for-gestational age (LGA; n=70) and small-for-gestational age (SGA; n=23)(More)
The value of the TAG-72 (CA 72-4) serum marker in primary diagnosis was investigated in 110 patients with histologically diagnosed ovarian cancer. A reference group consisted of 103 patients with benign pelvic masses. Compared to the well-established CA-125, TAG-72 showed a low sensitivity of 42% in the detection of ovarian cancer. By contrast, when the(More)
It is reported on an abnormally prolonged action of vecuronium in a female patient with known neurofibromatosis (Morbus von Recklinghausen). In this female patient an increased sensitivity to vecuronium (0.06 mg/kg) was observed during anaesthesia for Caesarean section. A 100% block lasted 50 minutes and the neuromuscular recovery from 75% block to 25%(More)
Three-color flow cytometry was used to identify CD34+ cord blood (CB) hematopoietic progenitors of preterm (n = 13) and term (n = 18) neonates. The frequency of CD34+ CB cells gated on the lymphocyte fraction in term neonates is about half the frequency of preterm neonates (mean 1.84 +/- 0.8 vs. 3.49 +/- 1.8, p < 0.005). The difference of absolute CD34+(More)