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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)
A prospective study was conducted to investigate the effect of long term therapy with two iodine-containing mouth rinses on thyroid function. Two groups of subjects were treated daily for 6 months with either a 5% polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVPI)-1.5% H2O2 mixture (Perimed) or a 5% PVPI-water mixture. Thyroid function studies, serum iodine concentrations, and(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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study is to analyze thyroid hormone parameters in large homogenous patient cohorts with preterminal (stage 4) and terminal (stage 5) renal failure in an area of low iodine intake. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thyroid parameters were measured in healthy controls (n=48), patients with preterminal renal failure (n=48) and patients with(More)