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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

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

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

Open Access 13.06.2022 | history of medicine

Erwin Deutsch, the Eppinger Clinic and the legacy of the Second Vienna School of Medicine—Continuities of a career

Erwin Deutsch (1917–1992) was an outstanding representative of Austrian internal medicine after World War II. Little is known about his early biography. Considered a “Jewish half-breed” under Nazi racial laws, he was subjected to harassment during …

verfasst von:
Clemens Jobst, Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Herwig Czech

Open Access 10.06.2022 | main topic

Bacteria and protozoa with pathogenic potential in Ixodes ricinus ticks in Viennese recreational areas

Ixodes ricinus is the most relevant vector for tick-borne diseases in Austria and responsible for the transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s. l.), which causes Lyme borreliosis in humans; however, also other bacteria and protozoa can …

verfasst von:
Anna-Margarita Schötta, Theresa Stelzer, Gerold Stanek, Hannes Stockinger, Michiel Wijnveld

25.05.2022 | original article

Comparison between exercise therapy and non-hydrolyzed collagen (UC-II) in functionality and quality of life in women with knee osteoarthritis

A randomized controlled clinical trial

As a consequence of the ageing population, there is a notable increase in the prevalence of chronic-degenerative diseases, mainly associated with the locomotor system [ 1 ]. Among them, osteoarthritis (OA) stands out, where one of the joints …

verfasst von:
Érika Thatyana Nascimento Santana, Saulo da Cunha Machado, Viviane Nascimento Brandão Lima, Valter Joviniano DeSantana Filho, Leonardo Yung dos Santos Maciel, Jader Pereira de Farias Neto, Henrique Douglas Melo Coutinho, Natália Martins, Walderi Monteiro da Silva Júnior, Lucindo J. Quintans Júnior

24.05.2022 | original article

Comorbidities and COVID-19 hospitalization, ICU admission and hospital mortality in Austria

A retrospective cohort study

At the end of February 2020 the first cases of the ongoing severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic were reported in Austria associated with one of the first European superspreading events. After a first peak in case …

verfasst von:
Lukas Rainer, Florian Bachner, Karin Eglau, Herwig Ostermann, Uwe Siebert, Martin Zuba

Open Access 24.05.2022 | original article

Impact of COVID-19 on elective, emergency and oncological surgery during the first and the second wave in a tertiary university hospital

Have we learned the lessons?

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought healthcare systems around the world face to face with unknown challenges. Also, Austria with 8 million inhabitants was severely affected by the pandemic. By April 2022 more than 3.9 million individuals had tested …

verfasst von:
Lukas Gasteiger, Julia Abram, Sebastian Klein, Pia Tscholl, Tobias Hell, Gabriel Putzer, Berthold Moser, Michael Joannidis, MD Judith Martini

15.05.2022 | original article

Trends in obesity-related cancer burden in Czechia

Obesity is one of the most common lifestyle risk factors and leads to increased morbidity and mortality around the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the prevalence of obesity worldwide has nearly tripled since 1975 [ 1 ]. The …

verfasst von:
Anna Altová

12.05.2022 | original article

Steady increase of obesity prevalence in Austria: Analysis of three representative cross-sectional national health interview surveys from 2006 to 2019

Obesity is a risk factor for many noncommunicable diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, metabolic diseases like diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia, musculoskeletal diseases, and mental disorders, ultimately leading to increased mortality [ 1 …

verfasst von:
Thomas Ernst Dorner, Oliver Bernecker, Sandra Haider, Katharina Viktoria Stein

18.10.2021 | original article

Body mass index categories and anxiety symptoms among adults aged ≥ 50 years from low and middle income countries

Anxiety can be defined as a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can range from mild to severe [ 1 ]. Anxiety is a highly prevalent mental health condition and the proportion of the global population with anxiety disorders in 2015 was …

verfasst von:
Prof. Lee Smith, Damiano Pizzol, Guillermo F. López-Sánchez, Hans Oh, Louis Jacob, Lin Yang, Nicola Veronese, Pinar Soysal, Daragh McDermott, Yvonne Barnett, Laurie Butler, Ai Koyanagi

Open Access 17.09.2021 | original article

Prevalence and trends in obesity among Austrian conscripts from 1983 to 2017

This article describes the recent prevalence and trend in weight status in young men over three and half decades among Austrian conscripts overall and by subgroups defined by education and smoking behavior. We extracted medical record data from …

verfasst von:
PhD Lin Yang, MA Alfred Juan, PhD Univ.-Prof. Thomas Waldhoer