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22.07.2020 | original article

Psoriasis and IgE-mediated allergy: correlation or mutual inhibition?

A prospective cohort study in patients with mild or moderate to severe psoriasis

Psoriasis vulgaris is a chronic autoimmune skin disease characterized by keratinocyte hyperproliferation and chronic inflammation [ 1 ], which affects 1–3% of the world population [ 2 ]. Although the etiology is not completely understood, the …

Anna Essl, Dagmara Loader, Robert Feldmann, Andreas Steiner, Dr. Paul Sator

20.07.2020 | review article Open Access

Health effects of electronic cigarette (e‑cigarette) use on organ systems and its implications for public health

Electronic nicotine delivery systems, known commonly as electronic cigarettes or e‑cigarettes, are hand-held battery-powered devices simulating the structural, behavioral and arguably physiological aspects of traditional smoking [ 1 ]. In each of …

M. A., M.Sc. Radhika Seiler-Ramadas, Isabell Sandner, Mag.rer.nat., PhD Sandra Haider, Igor Grabovac, Dr. MPH Assoc. Prof. Thomas Ernst Dorner

20.07.2020 | original article

Impella in cardiogenic shock following acute myocardial infarction: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Cardiogenic shock (CS), a state of acute hypoperfusion with subsequent end-organ dysfunction, remains one of the most critical conditions in cardiovascular medicine with mortality rates up to 50% or higher [ 1 ]. From all causes of CS, acute …

MD, MHSc, MSc Kris G. Vargas, MD Bernhard Jäger, MD Christoph C. Kaufmann, MD Andrea Biagioli, MD Stephan Watremez, MD Fernando Gatto, MD Cem Özbek, MD Amjad Razouk, MD Alexander Geppert, MD Prof. Dr. Kurt Huber

17.07.2020 | main topic

COVID-19 screening in outpatients with risk factors and healthcare workers

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M.D. Svenja Ravioli, M.D. Thomas Stoeckli, M.D. Gregor Lindner

16.07.2020 | letter to the editors

Plateletcrit may not provide a distinction between patients with adult-onset Still’s disease and sepsis

MD. Prof. Cengiz Beyan, MD. Prof. Esin Beyan

03.07.2020 | main topic Open Access

Analysis of Austrian COVID-19 deaths by age and sex

We analyze the age and sex distribution of the reported COVID-19 deaths in Austria. In accordance with international studies, the Austrian data also suggests that the risk of death increases substantially with age. The observed age dependency of …

Martin Posch, Peter Bauer, Alexander Posch, Franz König

03.07.2020 | main topic Open Access

Recommendations for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in COVID-19 patients

Consensus paper of the Medical University of Vienna

The pandemic from the SARS-CoV‑2 virus is currently challenging healthcare systems all over the world. Maintaining appropriate staffing and resources in healthcare facilities is essential to guarantee a safe working environment for healthcare …

Assoc. Prof. PD Dr. Dominik Wiedemann, Martin H. Bernardi, Klaus Distelmaier, Georg Goliasch, Christian Hengstenberg, Alexander Hermann, Michael Holzer, Konrad Hoetzenecker, Walter Klepetko, György Lang, Andrea Lassnigg, Günther Laufer, Ingrid A. M. Magnet, Klaus Markstaller, Martin Röggla, Bernhard Rössler, Peter Schellongowski, Paul Simon, Edda Tschernko, Roman Ullrich, Daniel Zimpfer, Univ. Prof. Dr. Thomas Staudinger, COVID-19 ECMO Research Group Medical University of Vienna

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 | 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

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 | 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

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

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

25.05.2020 | case report

Low dose intravenous immunoglobulin in addition to cyclophosphamide in systemic sclerosis

Single centre experience

Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a chronic disease, which predominantly involves the skin and lungs, but it can affect any internal organ, such as the esophagus and kidneys. It is characterized by humoral and cellular immune dysregulation with …

MD, PhD Assistant professor Dijana Perković, MD Marin Petrić, MD Ivona Božić, MD Katarina Borić, MD, PhD Assistant professor Daniela Marasović Krstulović, MD, PhD Assistant professor Mislav Radić, MD, PhD Professor Dušanka Martinović Kaliterna

20.05.2020 | original article

Combination value of biomarkers in discriminating adult onset still’s disease and sepsis

Adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD) is a rare systemic inflammatory disorder characterized by fever, arthralgia, leukocytosis, typical rash [ 1 ]. As there are no objective biomarkers have been established, the most common diagonostic criteria for …

Mengying Zhang, Mengxiao Xie, Yaman Wang, Jie Li, Jun Zhou