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06.05.2021 | original article Open Access

COVID-19 and air pollution in Vienna—a time series approach

We performed a time series analysis in Vienna, Austria, investigating the temporal association between daily air pollution (nitrogen dioxide, NO2 and particulate matter smaller than 10 µm, PM10) concentration and risk of coronavirus disease 2019 …

Hanns Moshammer, Michael Poteser, Hans-Peter Hutter

04.05.2021 | images in clinical medicine

A rare clinical sign—Pneumaturia

MD Professor of Medicine Friedrich C. Prischl, Clemens G. Wiesinger, Ahmed Hafez, Ludwig Wimmer

03.05.2021 | original article

Diabetic foot complications—lessons learned from real-world data derived from a specialized Austrian hospital

In 2019, diabetes mellitus affected worldwide approximately 463 million patients in the age group between 18 and 99 years. Considering the tremendous financial burden linked to the disease and the fact the patient numbers are increasing rapidly …

Sophia Rossboth, Benedikt Rossboth, Hans Schoenherr, Christian Ciardi, Monika Lechleitner, Willi Oberaigner

30.04.2021 | short report Open Access

Clinical risk factors for recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse after primary native tissue prolapse repair

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is defined as “falling or downward displacement of the uterus and/or the different vaginal compartments and their neighboring organs such as bladder, rectum or bowel” [ 1 ]. General known risk factors contributing to …

MD Associate Professor Barbara Bodner-Adler, Klaus Bodner, Greta Carlin, Oliver Kimberger, Julian Marschalek, Heinz Koelbl, Wolfgang Umek

29.04.2021 | original article

The role of quantitative HBsAg in patients with HBV DNA between 2000–20,000 IU/ml

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a small enveloped DNA virus belonging to Hepadnaviridae family [ 1 ]. Three different viral structures have been shown in investigations from infected patient’s serum under electron microscopy: the Dane particle …

MD Sibel Yıldız Kaya, MD Assoc Prof. Bilgül Mete, MD Abdurrahman Kaya, MD Assoc Prof. Ilker Inanç Balkan, MD Prof. Neşe Saltoglu, MD Prof. Ömer Fehmi Tabak

29.04.2021 | original article

Role of multi-detector computed tomography in severity assessment of cases of acute pancreatitis

Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory disease process involving the pancreatic parenchyma. Very often the disease process also extends into the surrounding tissues resulting in local complications. The mortality and morbidity of acute pancreatitis …

PS Saneesh, UC Garga, Arun Kumar Gupta, Dr. Raghav Yelamanchi

28.04.2021 | original article

Hereditary pancreatitis in childhood: course of disease and complications

Hereditary pancreatitis (HP) is a rare disease that begins in childhood and is marked by recurrent or persistent pain as an expression of chronic pancreatitis [ 1 – 3 ]. Mutations in the gene encoding cationic trypsinogen ( PRSS1 ) are an …

Regina Prommer, Melanie Kienbauer, Simon Kargl, Prim. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rainer Schöfl

28.04.2021 | short report Open Access

Occupational reintegration after severe burn injury: a questionnaire study

Because of enhanced surgical treatment and intensive care medicine, the survival of burn patients was significantly increased during the last decades. Consequently, the need for full social and economic reintegration after the burn injury has …

Vera Vorstandlechner, Daniel Langthaler, Katharina Ebenberger, Anna Pittermann, Gerald Ihra, Thomas Rath, Jakob Nedomansky, Gabriela Muschitz, Christine Radtke, Alexandra Fochtmann-Frana

27.04.2021 | short report

Acute viral myositis: profound rhabdomyolysis without acute kidney injury

Acute viral myositis may be complicated by rhabdomyolysis. Several reports demonstrated viral infections caused by influenza A/B, enteroviruses, Epstein-Barr virus and other viruses [ 1 ]. The coronavirus SARS-CoV‑2 may also induce neuromuscular …

Dr. Antonia-Therese Kietaibl, Maria Fangmeyer-Binder, Gabor Göndör, Marcus Säemann, Peter Fasching

27.04.2021 | original article Open Access

Cross-cultural adaption, translation and validation of the Toronto extremity salvage score (TESS) for patients in German-speaking countries

The treatment of choice for malignant bone and soft tissue tumors in the extremities is limb salvage surgery [ 1 ]. Nearly two decades ago, the Toronto extremity salvage score (TESS), a patient-reported outcome score, was added to the previously …

Carmen Trost, Christoph Hofer, Tanja Stamm, Reinhard Windhager, MSc. PD Dr. Gerhard M. Hobusch

27.04.2021 | short report Open Access

Rhabdomyosarcoma and pleomorphic sarcoma in the same location

Recurrence or new entity?

Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) represent a small group of adult solid malignancies, with risk factors such as environmental factors, genetic predisposition, and prior radiotherapy. In STS patients with a novel swelling, differential diagnoses include …

Daniel Steiner, MD Maria Anna Smolle, MD Iva Brcic, MD Prof. Andreas Leithner

27.04.2021 | short report Open Access

Attenuation of COVID-19-induced cytokine storm in a young male patient with severe respiratory and neurological symptoms

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus type 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the etiological agent of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), produces protean manifestations and causes indiscriminate havoc in multiple organ systems. This rapid and vast …

M.D. Assoc. Prof. Christian Muschitz, Anita Trummert, Theresa Berent, Norbert Laimer, Lukas Knoblich, Gerd Bodlaj, Alexander Krainer, Christoph Linder, Heinrich Resch

26.04.2021 | original article

Subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a common, inflammatory, disabling, immune-mediated and chronic disorder of the central nervous system [ 1 ]. The prevalence and incidence of MS are higher in the western world [ 2 ]. Early treatment is an important factor …

MD Tomaž Omerzu, MD Jožef Magdič, MD, PhD Radovan Hojs, PhD Uroš Potočnik, MBI, PhD Mario Gorenjak, MD, PhD Tanja Hojs Fabjan

26.04.2021 | original article Open Access

Medical care at a mass gathering music festival

Retrospective study over 7 years (2011–2017)

Mass gathering music festivals are increasing in popularity. In 2019, 26% of adults in the UK visited a music festival [ 1 ]. Projected medical emergency case numbers as well as an ever-present potential for mass causalities during such music …

MD Mathias Maleczek, MD Simon Rubi, MD Christian Fohringer, MD Georg Scheriau, MSc. Elias Meyer, MD, MPH, MBA Thomas Uray, MD, MSc Andreas Duma

20.04.2021 | perspective

Pharmacological agents modifying the renin angiotensin and natriuretic peptide systems in COVID-19 patients

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. The new virus was …

Antonio Vitiello, Francesco Ferrara

20.04.2021 | original article

Multimodal assessment of disease activity in glioblastoma

A single center experience

Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common primary malignant brain tumor in adults [ 1 ]. In 2005, concomitant chemoradiotherapy followed by six cycles of chemotherapy with temozolomide became the gold standard treatment for adults with newly diagnosed …

Alexander Tinchon, Franz Marhold, Bernadette Calabek-Wohinz, Katharina Hainz, Martina Tesar-Pelz, Gregory Minear, Elisabeth Freydl, Katrin Blauensteiner, Gertraud Heinz, MD, Prof, FEAN Stefan Oberndorfer

19.04.2021 | Clinical-Pathological Conference Open Access

Clinical-Pathological Conference Series from the Medical University of Graz

Case No 164: A 46-year-old man with abdominal pain, dyspnea and rapidly progressing multiorgan failure

The patient was admitted to the emergency room (ER) in a state of shock; his blood pressure was 95/45 mmHg, pulse rate 99 beats per minute, oxygen saturation 86% at room air, body temperature 36.8 °C. His skin was marbled, cyanotic and his back …

MD, PhD, MSc, BSc Elisabeth Fabian, MD Christoph Wenisch, MD Florian Eisner, MD Tina Muhr, MD Philipp K. Bauer, MD Kurt Prein, MD Urša Maierhofer, MD Sigurd F. Lax, MD Robert Krause, MD Gernot Zollner, MD Wolfgang Weihs, MD, AGAF, MWGO Guenter J. Krejs

19.04.2021 | original article Open Access

Outcomes of non-COVID-19 critically ill patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

A retrospective propensity score-matched analysis
Răzvan Bologheanu, Mathias Maleczek, Daniel Laxar, Oliver Kimberger

16.04.2021 | short report Open Access

Organizing pneumonia following Covid19 pneumonia

The potential mid-term and long-term consequences after severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections are as yet unknown. This is the first report of bronchoscopically verified organizing pneumonia as a complication of …

Georg-Christian Funk, Caroline Nell, Wolfgang Pokieser, Birgit Thaler, Gernot Rainer, Arschang Valipour

14.04.2021 | letter to the editors

Patient concern inventory: an effective tool for easing telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic

MS, DNB Associate Professor of ENT, Dr. Satvinder Singh Bakshi, MD MPH Dr. Vinoth Kumar Kalidoss