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27.09.2022 | abstracts

46. Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Pneumologie 6. Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Thoraxchirurgie

26.09.2022 | original article

Comparison of physiological responses after incremental shuttle walking test and 6-minute walk test in patients with systemic sclerosis

Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a rare disease that is classified within the connective tissue disease spectrum [ 1 ]. Diffuse cutaneous SSc (dcSSc) and limited cutaneous SSc (lcSSc) are the two major SSc groups based on the affected organ systems and …

verfasst von:
PhD Buse Ozcan Kahraman, MSc Aylin Tanriverdi, MSc Nazenin Hande Sezgin, PhD Serap Acar, MD Ahmet Merih Birlik, MD Aydan Koken Avsar, MD Bahri Akdeniz, MD Ebru Ozpelit, PhD Sema Savci

Open Access 23.09.2022 | consensus report

Austrian treatment algorithms in HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer: a 2022 update

In the past 12 months a plethora of relevant novel data for the treatment of metastatic HER2 positive breast cancer were published. To bring this new evidence into a clinical perspective, a group of Austrian breast cancer specialists updated their …

verfasst von:
PD Dr. Gabriel Rinnerthaler, Univ. Prof. Dr. Christian Singer, Univ. Prof. Dr. Edgar Petru, OA Dr. Daniel Egle, Prim. Univ. Prof. Dr. Andreas Petzer, OÄ Dr. Ursula Pluschnig, PD Dr. Simon Peter Gampenrieder, Assoc. Prof. PD Dr. Georg Pfeiler, Univ. Prof. Dr. Michael Gnant, Prim. PD Dr. Birgit Grünberger, Prim. Univ.-Doz. Dr. Peter Krippl, PD Dr. Kathrin Strasser-Weippl, OA PD DDr. Christoph Suppan, OÄ Dr. Christine Brunner, OÄ Dr. Renate Pusch, OÄ Dr. Margit Sandholzer, Assoc. Prof. PD Dr. Marija Balic, Assoc. Prof. PD Dr. Rupert Bartsch

22.09.2022 | abstracts

53. Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin

Open Access 22.09.2022 | original article

Need for improving immunization status and preventive care in diabetes mellitus patients

Diabetes mellitus is a global burden with massive economic costs. Around 12% of global expenditure on health is assigned to the care of individuals with diabetes mellitus (DM) and its related complications [ 1 ]. In 2020, 463 million adults …

verfasst von:
MD Teresa Gisinger, MD Prof. Alexandra Kautzky-Willer, PhD MSc Priv. Doz. Dr. Michael Leutner

08.09.2022 | original article

Allergic sensitization pattern as a marker of bronchial hyperresponsiveness in allergic rhinitis patients living in temperate continental climate zone

diseases induced by aeroallergens are civilizational diseases with a continuously increasing prevalence [ 1 ]. These diseases can show various clinical manifestations, with allergic rhinitis and asthma being statistically the most important. The …

verfasst von:
MD, PhD. Assoc. prof. Slavomír Perečinský, MD Lenka Murínová, MD Andrea Jančová, MD, PhD. Pavol Murín, MD Katarína Perečinská, MD, PhD. Marek Varga, MSc, PhD. Bronislava Víchová, MD Erik Pačuta, MD, PhD. Assoc. prof. Mária Rašiová, MD, PhD. prof. Ľubomír Legáth

08.09.2022 | original article

Predictors of walking capacity in patients with peripheral arterial disease

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is defined as a vascular disease characterized by narrowing and obstruction of arteries distal to the abdominal aorta and bifurcation level as a consequence of progressive atherosclerosis. The frequency of PAD …

verfasst von:
PhD PT Hazal Yakut, Didem Karadibak, Sadık Kıvanç Metin, Dündar Özalp Karabay, Tuğra Gençpınar

07.09.2022 | original article

Comparison of clinical characteristics among patients infected with alpha vs. delta SARS-CoV-2 variants

Severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV2) has caused a global pandemic resulting in deaths in excess of about 3 million [ 1 ]. Since the first clinical cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emerged in late 2019 [ 2 ], it …

verfasst von:
Benedikt Rumpf, Benno Lickefett, Clemens Baumgartner, Victoria Kauer, Mario Karolyi, Erich Pawelka, Tamara Seitz, Marianna Traugott, Petr Triska, Andreas Bergthaler, Hermann Laferl, Christoph Wenisch, Alexander Zoufaly

02.09.2022 | letter to the editors

Is the full moon fooling us?

verfasst von:
Moritz Oberndorfer, PhD Lin Yang, PhD Thomas Waldhoer

31.08.2022 | original article

Effect of intravenous ferric carboxymaltose on exercise capacity and quality of life in patients with COPD

A pilot study

Impaired exercise capacity substantially affects patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but airflow limitation shows only a weak association [ 1 – 3 ]. Rather more is oxidative capacity in muscle tissue of COPD patients …

verfasst von:
MD Erwin Grasmuk-Siegl, MD Matthias Helmuth Urban, MD Sebastian Scherrer, MD Georg-Christian Funk

Open Access 31.08.2022 | original article

Chronic kidney disease is more prevalent among women but more men than women are under nephrological care

Analysis from six outpatient clinics in Austria 2019

In most countries of the world, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is more prevalent among women than men [ 1 ]. Specifically, when we summarized data from population-based studies of 21 countries [ 2 – 24 ] for our earlier review article [ 1 ], we …

verfasst von:
Michal J. Lewandowski, Simon Krenn, Amelie Kurnikowski, Philipp Bretschneider, Martina Sattler, Elisabeth Schwaiger, Marlies Antlanger, Philipp Gauckler, Markus Pirklbauer, Maria Brunner, Sabine Horn, Emanuel Zitt, Bernhard Kirsch, Martin Windpessl, Manfred Wallner, Ida Aringer, Martin Wiesholzer, Manfred Hecking, MSc Sebastian Hödlmoser

Open Access 29.08.2022 | consensus report

National consensus statement by the Austrian Societies for Rheumatology, Pulmonology, Infectiology, Dermatology and Gastroenterology regarding the management of latent tuberculosis and the associated utilization of biologic and targeted synthetic disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs)

This publication provides a thorough analysis of the most relevant topics concerning the management of latent tuberculosis when using biologic and targeted synthetic Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDs) by a multidisciplinary, select …

verfasst von:
Eva Rath, Michael Bonelli, Christina Duftner, Johann Gruber, Peter Mandl, Florentine Moazedi-Furst, Herwig Pieringer, Rudolf Puchner, Holger Flick, Helmut J. F. Salzer, Günter Weiss, Stefan Winkler, Hans Skvara, Alexander Moschen, Harald Hofer, Julia Feurstein, MD Judith Sautner

27.08.2022 | main topic

Carotid artery type of Eagle syndrome: an uncommon cause of ischemic stroke

Acute ischemic stroke in patients younger than the age of 50 years is a rare occurrence that results in high mortality and substantial loss of functional years of life. Internal carotid artery dissection (CAD) presents a rare, but serious …

verfasst von:
MD Katarina Lakner, MD Assist. Lina Savšek

Open Access 10.08.2022 | short report

Predictors of vaccine hesitancy during the COVID-19 pandemic in Austria

A population-based cross-sectional study

The onset of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic along with the implementation of lockdowns, social and physical distancing, and stay at home orders has drastically altered peoples’ lives and impacted global, public, and private …

verfasst von:
D.Sc. Assoc. Prof. PD. Dr. Benedikt Till, M.D., Ph.D., M.M.Sc. Assoc. Prof. PD. Dr. Thomas Niederkrotenthaler

10.08.2022 | letter to the editors

Correction factor for self-measured BMI in Austrians may be too small

verfasst von:
PhD Lin Yang, Alfred Juan, Jeannette Klimont, PhD Prof. Thomas Waldhoer

10.08.2022 | short report

At what frequency of vaccination do the vaccinated potentially pose an equal risk to the unvaccinated for transmission of SARS-CoV-2 inside restaurants in New York City?

From August 2021 to 7 March 2022, New York City prohibited indoor dining in restaurants selectively for persons who had not received a Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. However, vaccinated persons may also be actively infected and …

verfasst von:
M.D. Dr. Gary P. Wormser, Ph.D. Dr. Paul Visintainer

Open Access 09.08.2022 | original article

Red blood cell distribution width and Charlson comorbidity index help to identify frail polytraumatized patients

Experiences from a level I trauma center

Little is known about the impact of red blood cell distribution width (RDW) values on admission and Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) scores in polytraumatized patients, especially regarding the late-phase survival. A recent study showed that even …

verfasst von:
Valerie Weihs, Stephan Frenzel, Michél Dedeyan, Thomas Heinz, Stefan Hajdu, Martin Frossard

09.08.2022 | review article

Borrelial lymphocytoma

Borrelial lymphocytoma is a rare cutaneous manifestation of early localized European Lyme borreliosis. It manifests as a nodule or plaque with a diameter of up to a few centimeters. The lesion is, as a rule, solitary. It is more common in children …

verfasst von:
MD, PhD Vera Maraspin, MD, PhD Franc Strle

19.07.2022 | original article

Association between blood caspase-9 concentrations and septic patient prognosis

Many deaths and a great consumption of healthcare resources are a consequence of sepsis [ 1 , 2 ]. Different pathophysiological pathways are involved in sepsis, including apoptosis [ 3 , 4 ]. Apoptosis is a programmed and active form of cell death …

verfasst von:
Leonardo Lorente, María M. Martín, Raquel Ortiz-López, Antonia Pérez-Cejas, Fuensanta Gómez-Bernal, Adriana González-Mesa, Alejandro Jiménez, Agustín F. González-Rivero

07.07.2022 | original article

Association of the novel CROW-65 risk score and mortality in hospitalized kidney transplant recipients with COVID-19

A retrospective observational study

Novel SARS-CoV‑2 disease (COVID-19) is a tremendous global health burden leading to substantial morbidity and mortality, especially among patients with established chronic diseases [ 1 , 2 ]. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the important …

verfasst von:
Josipa Domjanović, MD Andrija Matetic, Darija Baković Kramarić, Tea Domjanović Škopinić, Dijana Borić Škaro, Nikola Delić, Frane Runjić, Ivo Jeličić