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Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift OnlineFirst articles

02.02.2023 | main topic

The pathological anatomical collection of the Natural History Museum Vienna

The pathological anatomical collection Vienna (Pathologisch-Anatomische Sammlung Wien; PASW) is a living and still growing research collection. It was established as early as 1796 as part of the Medical University of Vienna, acquired the status of …

verfasst von:
Eduard Winter, Maria Teschler-Nicola, Karin Macfelda, Katrin Vohland

02.02.2023 | main topic

A historical delve into neurotrauma-focused critical care

Neurocritical care is a multidisciplinary field managing patients with a wide range of aliments. Specifically, neurotrauma is a rapidly growing field with increasing demands. The history of how neurotrauma management came to its current form has …

verfasst von:
MBBS Mariam ElSaban, MBBS Gaurang Bhatt, HSD Joanna Lee, MBBS Hiren Koshiya, MBBS Taha Mansoor, MBBS Tanya Amal, MD, MBA Rahul Kashyap

25.01.2023 | case report

Netherton syndrome in a Bulgarian patient

Presentation of a case and an update of therapeutic options

Comel–Netherton syndrome, or Netherton syndrome (NS), is a rare chronic genetic skin condition affecting the daily life of patients, which often results in poorly developed social skills and anxiety. Genetic predisposition plays a key role …

verfasst von:
Dr. Simona Atanasova Kordeva, Prof. Dr. Ilia Batashki, Prof. Dr. Georgi Tchernev

25.01.2023 | case report

Dissociation of clinical, laboratory, and bone biopsy findings in adult X-linked hypophosphatemia: a case report

X‑linked hypophosphatemia (XLH) is a phosphate wasting disorder. Typical serum constellations include low serum phosphate as well as high alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23 ) levels. Adult XLH patients usually …

verfasst von:
Assoc.-Prof. PD Dr. Roland Kocijan, Gabriel Tilmann Mindler, Markus Alexander Hartmann, Danial Arian Kraus, Adalbert Raimann, Jochen Zwerina

20.01.2023 | original article

O vos mendici medici. Ärztekritik des Johannes Gregor Macer Szepsius (ca. 1530–nach 1579)

Seit der Antike besteht zwischen Literatur und Medizin eine Beziehung. Oft tritt ein Arzt im literarischen Genre der Satire als Repräsentant der Medizin auf und wurde Gegenstand dieser Satire. Ein Humanist, welcher die Arbeit und das Verhalten von …

verfasst von:
CSc. Prof. PhDr. František Šimon, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Florian Steger

17.01.2023 | main topic

Anticonvulsive treatment in autoimmune encephalitis: a systematic literature review

Autoimmune encephalitis (AIE) syndromes constitute a wide, heterogenous group of diseases. They are divided into those associated with antibodies against intracellular antigens and those with antibodies against extracellular structures. While the …

verfasst von:
MD, MHBA Judith N. Wagner

13.01.2023 | main topic

Modelle der Integration eines palliativmedizinischen Konzeptes in die onkologische Behandlung

Anhand des Fallbeispiels eines 55-jährigen Patienten wird die Herausforderung einer frühzeitigen Einbindung von Palliative Care gezeigt. Obwohl dies von verschiedenen medizinischen Fachgesellschaften unterstützt wird, ist die Verwendung des Wortes …

verfasst von:
Dr.in Gabriela Harrasser Exler, MSc Dr.in Annette Henry

13.01.2023 | case report

Ovarian yolk sac tumor in a premenarchal girl

Yolk sac tumors are highly malignant and commonly affect the ovaries, with a median age of occurrence of 23 years. We describe the case of an ovarian yolk sac tumor in a 12-year-old premenarchal girl suffering from Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and …

verfasst von:
MD Antonio Ivan Miletić, MD, PhD med. sc., PhD hum. sc. Prof. Dubravko Habek, MD Filip Medić, MD Matija Prka, MD, PhD Sanja Berić Lerotić, MD, PhD Prof. Fabijan Knežević

09.01.2023 | original article

Comparison of the efficacy of equivalent doses of dexamethasone, methylprednisolone, and hydrocortisone for treatment of COVID-19-related acute respiratory distress syndrome: a prospective three-arm randomized clinical trial

verfasst von:
Abbas Taher, Marjan Lashkari, Fariba Keramat, Seyyed Hamid Hashemi, Ladan Sedighi, Jalal Poorolajal, Associate Professor Maryam Mehrpooya

Open Access 05.01.2023 | main topic

Digital health—high tech or high touch?

Digital transformation in medicine refers to the implementation of information technology-driven developments in the healthcare system and their impact on the way we teach, share, and practice medicine. We would like to provide an overview of …

verfasst von:
MD Drs. Clemens Gangl, MD, PhD Konstantin Krychtiuk

Open Access 21.12.2022 | main topic

A concept for adapting medical education to the next generations via three-staged digital peer teaching key feature cases

While the core principles of medical education remain the same, the students’ socioecological backgrounds, values and learning requirements are constantly changing. Bridging the generation gap between teachers and students is a key challenge of …

verfasst von:
MD Paul Supper, MD, MSC Damaris Urban, MD Iris Acker, MD Florian Simon Linke, MD Patric Kienast, Mag. Dr. Andrea Praschinger, MD Anahit Anvari-Pirsch

Open Access 21.12.2022 | consensus paper

Diagnose und Therapie der Osteoporose bei Patienten mit chronischer Niereninsuffizienz

Gemeinsame Leitlinie der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Knochen- und Mineralstoffwechsel (ÖGKM), der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Physikalische Medizin und Rehabilitation (ÖGPMR) und der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Nephrologie (ÖGN)

Aus Gründen der einfacheren Lesbarkeit wird in dieser Leitlinie durchgehend die maskuline Form verwendet, es sind aber ausdrücklich alle Geschlechter inkludiert.

verfasst von:
Daniel Cejka, Robert Wakolbinger-Habel, Emanuel Zitt, Astrid Fahrleitner-Pammer, Karin Amrein, Hans Peter Dimai, Christian Muschitz

21.12.2022 | short communication

Wound healing at a Viennese medical school 200 years ago

This historical account is a departure from the oblivion of the historical circumstances surrounding the introduction of the open method of wound healing by Vincenz Kern, a Viennese professor of surgery in 1809, and which is still used today in …

verfasst von:
Roko Habek, MD, MSc, PhD, PhD Prof. Dubravko Habek

13.12.2022 | themenschwerpunkt

Neuroendokrine Neoplasien des Gastrointestinaltrakts

(GEP-NENs)

NENs stellen aufgrund ihrer Heterogenität und ihres Anspruches auf multidisziplinäre Behandlung eine Herausforderung für die Betreuung betroffener Patienten dar. Der vorliegende Artikel zielt darauf ab, einen konzisen Überblick über den aktuellen …

verfasst von:
Prim. Prof. Dr. Christian Sebesta, Mag. (FH) Dr. Alexandra Feichter, Dr. Flonza Selimi

Open Access 06.12.2022 | main topic

Treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder: revisiting the complement system and other aspects of pathogenesis

Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) represents a rare neuroimmunological disease causing recurrent attacks and accumulation of permanent disability in affected patients. The discovery of the pathogenic IgG‑1 antibody targeting a water …

verfasst von:
Dr. Markus Ponleitner, Assoc.-Prof. PD Mag. Dr. Paulus Stefan Rommer

29.11.2022 | main topic

On the authenticity of Beethoven’s skull fragments from the estate of Prof. Dr. Romeo Seligmann

On the occasion of the reburial of Beethoven’s mortal remains in 1863, skull fragments are said to have come into the possession of Prof. Dr. Seligmann, who was present at that time and had conducted scientific investigations. These fragments were …

verfasst von:
MD Christian Reiter

Open Access 29.11.2022 | bericht

Die Klimakrise als ethische Herausforderung

Der Klimawandel ist eine Gefahr für Gesundheit und soziale Sicherheit von Milliarden von Menschen. Gesundheit und Lebensqualität werden unter dem Einfluss der Klimakrise zunehmend auf vielfältige Weise beeinträchtigt. Der Anstieg der globalen …

verfasst von:
Lukas Kenner, Samuel Kenner, Barbara Prainsack, Peter Wallner, Kathrin Lemmerer, Lisbeth Weitensfelder, Hans-Peter Hutter

28.11.2022 | short communication

Life of an amputee: predictors of quality of life after lower limb amputation

Lower limb amputations (LLA) have a significant impact on global morbidity. Approximately 2 million people are living with lower limb amputation in the United States and this figure is expected to rise. LLA lead to physical disabilities and can …

verfasst von:
Syeda Zainab Fatima

28.11.2022 | case report

Onychomadesis in a COVID-19 patient

We report the case of a 67-year-old woman who developed onychomadesis on 9 of her fingers 2 months after recovering from COVID-19, with subsequent full nail regrowth after 4 months. The development of onychomadesis in COVID-19 is probably related …

verfasst von:
Zlatina Georgieva Ivanova, Teodor Ivanov Aleksiev, MD, PhD, DMSc Hristo Petrov Dobrev

28.11.2022 | original article

Pain in Austrian hospitals: evaluation of 1089 in-patients

Despite the existence of internationally consistent guidelines for the management of pain [ 7 , 20 , 33 , 36 ], efficient regional anesthesia techniques, safe pain medications, and organizational structures, e.g., acute pain services, various …

verfasst von:
MD MSc Stefan Neuwersch-Sommeregger, MD MBA Markus Köstenberger, MD Wolfgang Pipam, Susanne Demschar, Brigitte Trummer, MD PD Christian Breschan, MD MSc Univ.-Prof. Rudolf Likar