Gonadotropin dynamics in women receiving immediate or delayed transdermal estradiol after oophorectomy.

@article{Kamel1991GonadotropinDI,
  title={Gonadotropin dynamics in women receiving immediate or delayed transdermal estradiol after oophorectomy.},
  author={E M Kamel and Sara A Maurer and M G Hochler and David I Hoffman and Robert W. Rebar},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1991},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={98-102}
}
A prospective study was performed in 24 premenopausal women to evaluate the gonadotropin dynamics of pharmacologic doses of transdermal estradiol-17 beta (E2) administered after bilateral oophorectomy. Patients were given 0.2-mg transdermal E2 patches for 2 weeks, followed by 0.1-mg patches for 4 weeks either immediately postoperatively (immediate estrogen replacement therapy [ERT]) or beginning 12-14 days after surgery (delayed ERT). Serum gonadotropins and E2 levels were measured serially… CONTINUE READING