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02.07.2020 | original article Open Access

A novel method of clinical first tarsometatarsal joint hypermobility testing and radiologic verification

Hallux valgus (HV) deformities can be found in more than 35% of the population aged over 65 years [ 1 ], a multitude of different surgical treatment procedures suggests an incomplete understanding of the underlying process [ 2 , 3 ].

MD Martin Ornig, MD Sebastian Tschauner, MD Patrick Lukas Holweg, MD Gloria Maria Hohenberger, MD Gerhard Bratschitsch, MD Andreas Leithner, MD, PhD Lukas Leitner

02.07.2020 | original article

Nodular distribution pattern on chest computed tomography (CT) in patients diagnosed with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections

The well-known nodular patterns that can be detected on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the lungs can be classified as centrilobular, perilymphatic and random. The different nodular patterns are shown to correlate with spreading …

Ante Marušić, Ivana Kuhtić, Ivica Mažuranić, Mateja Janković, Goran Glodić, Ivan Sabol, Lucija Stanić

02.07.2020 | original article

Impact of sense of coherence on quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most prevalent immune-mediated inflammatory demyelinating chronic disease of the central nervous system [ 1 ]. The impact of the disease is so great that the World Health Organization classifies it among the major …

Biljana Štern, Lijana Zaletel-Kragelj, Tanja Hojs Fabjan

30.06.2020 | original article

Efficacy of conservative treatments for hand osteoarthritis

An umbrella review of interventional studies

Hand osteoarthritis (OA) is a common condition in adults and older people. It is widely known that the presence of hand OA linearly increases with age, with women having higher rates than men, especially after the menopause [ 1 ]. In an American …

MD Nicola Veronese, Lee Smith, Francesco Bolzetta, Alberto Cester, Jacopo Demurtas, Leonardo Punzi

29.06.2020 | Clinical-Pathological Conference Open Access

Clinical-Pathological Conference Series from the Medical University of Graz

Case No 174: A 25-year-old pregnant woman from Afghanistan with headache and a blast flag in the automated differential blood count
MD Philipp K. Bauer, MD Peter Krippl, MD, PhD, MSc, BSc Elisabeth Fabian, MD Karoline I. Mayer-Pickel, MD Robert Krause, MD Franz Bauer, MD, AGAF, MWGO Guenter J. Krejs

29.06.2020 | Clinical-Pathological Conference Open Access

Clinical-Pathological Conference Series from the Medical University of Graz

Case No 171: A 37-year-old engineer with bolus hold-up (esophageal food impaction)

A diagnostic test was performed.

MD, PhD, MSc, BSc Elisabeth Fabian, MD Hans Peter Gröchenig, MD Philipp K. Bauer, MD Andreas J. Eherer, MD Markus Gugatschka, MD Lukas Binder, MD Cord Langner, MD Peter Fickert, MD, AGAF, MWGO Guenter J. Krejs

29.06.2020 | main topic

Emergency reconstruction of large general hospital under the perspective of new COVID-19 prevention and control

Beginning in December 2019, a series of unexplained pneumonia cases were reported in Wuhan, China. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread worldwide [ 1 – 4 ]. Due to the widespread population susceptibility, a large number of infected …

Yiyi Chen, Min Zhou, Liang Hu, Xiaoyu Liu, Lixin Zhuo, Qiong Xie

26.06.2020 | short report Open Access

Can reminders improve adherence to regular physical activity and exercise recommendations in people over 60 years old?

A randomized controlled study

Life expectancy is rising in Europe continuously [ 1 ] but at the same time, there seems to be decline of healthy life years in Europe [ 1 ].

Gudrun Wolner-Strohmeyer, Mohammad Keilani, Bruno Mähr, Eva Morawetz, Andrej Zdravkovic, Barbara Wagner, Stefano Palma, Michael Mickel, Galateja Jordakieva, MBA, MMSc Univ. Prof. Dr. Richard Crevenna

16.06.2020 | main topic

Effect of a bundle of intervention strategies for the control of COVID-19 in Henan, a neighboring province of Wuhan, China

The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) occurred in China (mainly in Wuhan, Hubei Province) at the end of December 2019. Henan province is located in the center of China, borders on Hubei province by land in the south with the nearest …

M.D. Dr. Qi Liu, M.M. Huan Lu, M.D. Rongchang Chen

12.06.2020 | letter to the editors

First application of focused low-energy extracorporeal shockwave therapy in a patient with severe hemophilia A and plantar fasciitis

Dr. Barbara Wagner, Assoc. Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Cihan Ay, OA Dr. Michael Mickel, MBA MMSc Univ. Prof. Dr. Richard Crevenna

12.06.2020 | original article Open Access

Predicting the presence of coronary artery disease by transesophageal echocardiography

The accuracy of ultrasound signs as predictors for the presence of coronary artery disease (CAD) has been evaluated extensively in the 1990s and early 2000s. Imaging quality has changed tremendously since. The data used for earlier analyses were …

MD Matthias Schneider, MD Houtan Heidari, MD Hong Ran, MD Christian Roth, MD Christian Hengstenberg, MD Thomas Binder, MD, PhD Georg Goliasch

12.06.2020 | original article Open Access

A multicenter retrospective evaluation of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) therapy in Austria assessing the impact of early treatment response on patient outcomes in a real-life setting

R-EFECT study

According to the European Leukemia Network (ELN) guidelines for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), BCR-ABL1 transcript levels (addressed as BCR-ABL1 throughout) of ≤10% according to the international scale (IS, BCR-ABL1 IS ) in the peripheral blood or …

Prof. Dr. Andreas L. Petzer, Wolfgang R. Sperr, Veronika Buxhofer-Ausch, Thamer Sliwa, Stefan Schmidt, Richard Greil, Albert Wölfler, Petra Pichler, Clemens Dormann, Sonja Burgstaller, Christoph Tinchon, Alois Lang, Florian Goebel, Shanow Uthman, Niklas Muenchmeier, Peter Valent

12.06.2020 | review article

A glimpse into the efficacy of alternative therapies in the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common disease that can cause uncomfortable lower urinary tract symptoms. The occurrence of symptomatic BPH develops after the age of 40 years and increases gradually with age to reach more than 50% at the …

Rahat Ullah, Junaid Wazir, Md Amir Hossain, Maladho Tanta Diallo, Farhan Ullah Khan, Awais Ullah Ihsan, Xiaohui Zhou

12.06.2020 | main topic Open Access

Management of patients with SARS-CoV-2 infections and of patients with chronic lung diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic (as of 9 May 2020)

Statement of the Austrian Society of Pneumology (ASP)

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is currently a challenge worldwide. In Austria, a crisis within the healthcare system has so far been prevented. The treatment of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), including …

Holger Flick, Britt-Madelaine Arns, Josef Bolitschek, Brigitte Bucher, Katharina Cima, Elisabeth Gingrich, Sabin Handzhiev, Maximilian Hochmair, Fritz Horak, Marco Idzko, Peter Jaksch, Gabor Kovacs, Roland Kropfmüller, Bernd Lamprecht, Judith Löffler-Ragg, Michael Meilinger, Horst Olschewski, Andreas Pfleger, Bernhard Puchner, Christoph Puelacher, Christian Prior, Patricia Rodriguez, Helmut Salzer, Peter Schenk, Otmar Schindler, Ingrid Stelzmüller, Volker Strenger, Helmut Täubl, Matthias Urban, Marlies Wagner, Franz Wimberger, Angela Zacharasiewicz, Ralf Harun Zwick, Professor of Paediatrics, MD, ATSF, FERS Ernst Eber

12.06.2020 | main topic Open Access

The start of the Austrian response to the COVID-19 crisis: a personal account

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Markus Müller

12.06.2020 | main topic

Regional differences in hospital admissions for ST-elevation and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarctions during the Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic in Austria

The first patients with Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) were reported in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019 [ 1 ]. In February 2020, Lombardy and Veneto in northern Italy reported a dramatic increase of COVID-19 cases and became epicenters of the …

Daniel Kiblboeck, Joerg Kellermair, Peter Siostrzonek, Clemens Steinwender

08.06.2020 | main topic

COVID-19 versus seasonal influenza 2019–2020: USA

Severe mitigation efforts in the USA to reduce the incidence of COVID-19 infections have led to a massive rise in unemployment, social disruption, and appear to be leading to a severe economic depression. In contrast, no such interventions were …

M.D. Dr. Gary P. Wormser

05.06.2020 | original article

Toxoplasma infection in patients with myocardial infarction

Toxoplasma gondii is a widespread protozoan parasite that infects one third of the global human population. Very little information is known about the impact of T. gondii on patients with heart disease. The aim of the present study was to …

Omid Gohari, PhD Professor Abdolhossen Dalimi, Majid Pirestani

04.06.2020 | obituary

Obituary for Christian Kunz, 1927–2020

Prof. Franz X. Heinz

26.05.2020 | original article Open Access

Impact of literature reports on drug safety signals

Signal management is considered as an important activity in pharmacovigilance [ 1 , 2 ]. Referring to Regulation (EU) No 520/2012 of 19 June 2012 the signal management process shall include the following activities: signal detection, signal …

Bartlomiej Ochyra, Maciej Szewczyk, Adam Przybylkowski