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We investigated whether the androgen type or application mode or testosterone (T) serum levels influence serum lipids and lipoprotein levels differentially in 55 hypogonadal men randomly assigned to the following treatment groups: mesterolone 100 mg orally daily ([MES] n = 12), testosterone undecanoate 160 mg orally daily ([TU] n = 13), testosterone(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent hyperparathyroidism after renal transplantation (Rtx) has been reported in several studies. However these studies evaluated biochemical bone parameters either only during a short time period (up to 6 months) or for a longer time period, but with long intervals in between. Therefore, we prospectively evaluated biochemical bone(More)
OBJECTIVE There are advantages and disadvantages with all of the presently available types of testosterone replacement for hypogonadal men. We performed this investigation to establish detailed data about the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, feasibility and side-effects of subcutaneously implanted testosterone (T) pellets. DESIGN AND MEASUREMENT In a(More)
UNLABELLED The postoperative period after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is associated with a low T3 syndrome, i.e. low T3 and fT3 concentrations in the presence of normal T4 and TSH concentrations. So far, results from studies evaluating thyroid function during and after CPB are rather conflicting. We therefore evaluated prospectively(More)
Of 50 patients with incidentalomas (INC), 18 were adrenalectomized and in 18 patients the INC was left in place. For 14 patients clinical data were insufficient for evaluation. Follow-up investigation of the 18 unoperated subjects 11-101 months (median 32.2) after the diagnosis had been made revealed unchanged size of the INC [initially 2.1 +/- 0.8 cm (mean(More)
In order to investigate differential effects of androgens on erythropoiesis, 55 men with clincally and biochemical confirmed hypogonadism were randomly assigned to 4 groups receiving different forms of androgen substitution: Mesterolone (MES) 100 mg/d, testosterone undecanoate (TU) 160 mg/d, testosterone enanthate (TE) 250 mg i.m./21 days or 1200 mg(More)
Thyrotrophin (TSH) secretion was studied in 63 patients with Cushing's syndrome (53 patients with pituitary dependent Cushing's disease, eight with adrenocortical tumours, and two with the ectopic ACTH syndrome). Prior to treatment, TSH response to 200 micrograms of TRH intravenously was significantly decreased compared to controls; TSH response was 'flat'(More)
BACKGROUND Myxedema coma is a severe life-threatening clinical state with a high mortality rate. Very often symptoms are masked because of concurrent illnesses. There are no data available about the incidence and prevalence of this disease. Therefore we conducted a survey in the Federal Republic of Germany between 1993 and 1995 by a questionnaire on the(More)
Bone marrow transplantation is known to be associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of nutritional status and development of sick euthyroid syndrome as prognostic factors for outcome after BMT. In 100 patients who underwent transplantation the following parameters were assessed before and at(More)