Robert S. Rosenfeld

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To evaluate the pituitary-gonadal axis of obese men, we compared the 24-hour mean plasma concentrations of total and free testosterone and of dihydrotestosterone, FSH, and LH in 21 healthy obese men, aged 18-50, and 24 age-matched healthy nonobese men. In the obese men, we also measured the volume of ejaculate and the number and motility of sperm, and(More)
It is known that plasma total testosterone (T) is decreased in obese men in proportion to the degree of obesity, but similar information is not available for plasma free T and non-sex-hormone-binding globulin (SHBG)-bound T. We measured the 24-h mean plasma total T in 48 healthy (non-weight-stable men, aged 18-55 yr, with body mass indexes (BMI) ranging(More)
Dehydroisoandrosterone (DHA) and cortisol were measured by radioimmunoassay and protein binding techniques respectively in plasma from blood taken at 20-min intervals over 24-h periods in 3 normal men, 2 women with Stein-Leventhal syndrome and a man with a benign adrenocortical adenoma. In all subjects but the latter, DHA and cortisol were episodic and(More)
Plasma concentrations and urinary excretions of various hormones and hormone metabolites were measured in four groups. Group 1 was composed of 13 men with prior myocardial infarction; Group 2 contained 35 clinically normal men; Group 3 consisted of 44 men with normal coronary arteriograms; and Group 4 was composed of 25 men with severe coronary artery(More)
The 24-hr mean plasma concentrations of 13 hormones or hormone metabolites (cortisol, testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, dehydroisoandrosterone, dehydroisoandrosterone sulfate, androsterone, androsterone sulfate, estrone, thyroxine, triiodothyronine, LH, FSH, and prolactin) were measured in 16 rigorously screened patients (aged 55-80) with stage C or D(More)
Because we had observed that smoking has a pronounced effect on serum progesterone levels, we reinvestigated in healthy nonsmokers the relative progesterone levels of men and follicular-phase women. Each of eight women had multiple measurements of serum progesterone during the follicular phase of a menstrual cycle (10 days through 3 days prior to the(More)
The effect of an iv melatonin infusion on the pituitary LH response to LHRH was studied in five young men. Melatonin (30 micrograms/min; total dose, 7.2 mg) was infused for a 4-h period, 2 h before and 2 h after a LRH stimulation (single iv 150-microgram dose). Each subject's control response to LRH was obtained previously. During the melatonin infusion,(More)