Waqar R Butt

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Fourteen patients, aged 22-35 years, complaining of infertility and failing to ovulate on clomiphene, were treated with GnRH administered in pulses at 90 min intervals. Four patients received a total of eight courses of GnRH given subcutaneously and 13 were given a total of 20 months of treatment with GnRH given intravenously. Serum concentrations of(More)
Forty-five post-menopausal women with recurrent breast cancer were treated with the antioestrogen, tamoxifen, 20 mg twice daily. Clinical assessment after 12 weeks indicated that 18 (40%) showed some remission. Gonadotrophins were suppressed within two weeks to relatively constant concentrations within the post-menopausal range, responses to luteinising(More)
The effect of a luteinizing hormone releasing hormone analogue (HOE 766) was studied in four patients with hypergonadotrophic amenorrhoea (resistant ovary syndrome). After an initial phase of stimulation, there was a uniform and sustained suppression of gonadotrophin concentrations in all the patients during the 20-24 days of treatment, presumably due to(More)
The hormonal effects of tamoxifen (10 mg daily for 6 months) have been studied in nine men with oligospermia. Basal concentrations of serum LH (1-7 +/- 0-1 (S.E.M.) i.u./l) increased to a maximum of 4-1 +/- 1-3 i.u./l (P less than 0-001) after 6 months, and FSH rose from 4-9 +/- 1-0 to a maximum of 7-7 +/- 1-3 i.u./l after 4 months of treatment (P less than(More)
The response to synthetic luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone was studied in eighteen patients with the polycystic ovary syndrome. The release of follicle-stimulating hormone was similar to that found in normal women. The mean response of luteinizing hormone was similar to that found in the luteal phase, but significantly greater (P less than 0-02) than(More)
Twenty-eight patients with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism resistant to clomiphene therapy were treated with pulsatile GnRH. All the patients ovulated and there were 20 pregnancies in 16 women. Administration of the GnRH sc was successful at inducing ovulation in 19 of 22 patients whereas the treatment was successful in all of the 17 patients treated iv.(More)
The long term effects of bromocriptine in 12 acromegalics treated for a mean duration of 10.2 months are reported. Seven showed a significant (P less than 0.05) and sustained fall in serum immunoreactive growth hormone (GH) levels throughout 24 h, 6 of whom had a 50% or greater reduction in mean circulating GH during glucose tolerance testing. Only one(More)
Serum androgen levels, including dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHAS) which is thought to be solely of adrenal origin, are elevated in women with the polycystic ovarian syndrome. We have investigated the possibility that this may be due to a mild form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia by measuring basal and stimulated levels of ACTH in women with this(More)
Fourteen patients with amenorrhoea and hyperprolactin-anemia but no evidence of pituitary tumours were each given an intramuscular injection of 1 mg oestradiol benzoate. Thirteen patients failed to release luteinizing hormone in response to the oestrogen. This hypothalamic abnormality may help to explain the menstrual disturbances in subjects with(More)