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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101669/outcomes-and-trends-of-peripartum-maternal-admission-to-the-intensive-care-unit
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Alex Farr, Agnes Lenz-Gebhart, Sabrina Einig, Clemens Ortner, Iris Holzer, Marie Elhenicky, Peter W Husslein, Rainer Lehner
BACKGROUND: The number of pregnant women with severe comorbidities is increasing. The aim of the present study was to analyze outcomes and determine trends in women who required peripartum admission to the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: In this retrospective study, we identified all women who were admitted to the ICU between the second trimester of pregnancy and 6 weeks postpartum. Women with ICU admission between 2011 and 2014 were assigned to the study group, whereas those admitted between 1996 and 2003 were assigned to the historical group...
January 18, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101668/results-of-a%C3%A2-population-based-assessment-we-need-better-communication-and-more-profound-patient-involvement
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Gerald Sendlhofer, Gudrun Pregartner, Karina Leitgeb, Magdalena Hoffmann, Andrea Berghold, Christian Smolle, Gernot Brunner, Lars Peter Kamolz
BACKGROUND: In Austria several regulations were published in order to support initiatives to increase patient safety. Since then, many patient safety projects were implemented in Austrian hospitals; therefore, it was the aim of the current survey to examine the perceptions of Austrian citizens with respect to topics relevant to patient safety. METHODS: Between 8 and 22 October 2015 a qualitative cross-sectional telephone interview study was performed. A sample of citizens above 14 years of age was randomly drawn...
January 18, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093613/recent-trends-in-the-distribution-of-causative-diseases-of-fever-of-unknown-origin
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Jin Shang, Libo Yan, Lingyao Du, Lingbo Liang, Qiaoling Zhou, Tao Liang, Lang Bai, Hong Tang
Fever of unknown origin is a challenging diagnostic problem and the aim of this research was to analyze trends in the distribution of its causative diseases. This retrospective study makes a comparison between two different clinical series of patients from two different periods: 227 from period 1 (1998-2002) and 602 from period 2 (2008-2012). There were fewer infections (31.72% vs.16.45%) and more miscellaneous causes (5.29% vs. 13.12%) in the period 2 series, whereas no significant differences in autoimmune diseases, malignancies and undiagnosed cases were found...
January 16, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091752/management-of-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-practice-patterns-and-outcomes-of-cinacalcet-treatment-with-or-without-active-vitamin%C3%A2-d-in-austria-and-switzerland-the-observational-transit-study
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Wolfgang Pronai, Alexander R Rosenkranz, Andreas Bock, Renate Klauser-Braun, Christine Jäger, Gunther Pendl, Margit Hemetsberger, Karl Lhotta
Secondary hyperparathyroidism is a complex disorder requiring an individualized multicomponent treatment approach. This study was conducted to identify treatment combinations used in clinical practice in Austria and Switzerland and the potential to control this disorder. A total of 333 adult hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients were analyzed. All patients received conventional care prior to initiation of a cinacalcet-based regimen. During the study, treatment components, e.g. cinacalcet, active vitamin D analogues and phosphate binders, were adapted to individual patient requirements and treatment dynamics were documented...
January 13, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28084520/women-at-medical-conferences-2016-still-hitting-their-head-at-the-glass-ceiling
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Karin Amrein, Simone Stoisser, Magdalena Hoffmann
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January 13, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28084519/muw-researcher-of-the-month-j%C3%A3-nner-2017
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January 13, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083654/vorstand-und-ausschuss-der-%C3%A3-gim-mit-1-j%C3%A3-nner-2017
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January 12, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074308/influence-of-ts-and-abcb1%C3%A2-gene-polymorphisms-on-survival-outcomes-of-5%C3%A2-fu-based-chemotherapy-in-a%C3%A2-chinese-population-of-advanced-gastric-cancer-patients
#8
Jun Chen, Xueming Ying, Ling Zhang, Xiaojun Xiang, Jianping Xiong
To investigate the impacts of gene variations on survival outcomes of advanced gastric cancer (AGC) patients treated with 5‑fluorouracil (5-FU)-based chemotherapy, we analyzed the associations of 2 indels of the TS gene rs34743033 (double or triple tandem repeats of a 28 bp sequence in 5'-UTR, denoted as 2R or 3R allele) and rs16430 (a 6 bp variation at 1494 bp in 3'-UTR, denoted as ins6 or del6 allele) and 2 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of ABCB1gene rs2032582 in exon 21 and rs1045642 in exon 26, with clinical outcomes after 5‑FU treatment...
January 10, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054153/veranstaltungen
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January 4, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004267/effect-of-delivery-mode-on-neonatal-outcome-among-preterm-infants-an-observational-study
#10
Iris Holzer, Rainer Lehner, Robin Ristl, Peter W Husslein, Angelika Berger, Alex Farr
BACKGROUND: The optimal mode of delivery as a predictor for outcomes in preterm infants is under debate. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of the delivery mode on neonatal outcome among preterm infants in different birthweight categories. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of singleton preterm deliveries from 23 + 0 to 33 + 6 gestational weeks was performed. Infants were categorized based on birthweight as large for gestational age (LGA), appropriate for gestational age (AGA) and small for gestational age (SGA)...
December 21, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004266/long-term-major-adverse-cardiac-and-cerebrovascular-events-macce-rate-comparison-of-retrograde-and-antegrade-recanalization-of-chronic-total-coronary-occlusions
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Klaudija Bijuklic, Carsten Schwencke, Joachim Schofer
BACKGROUND: The recanalization success rate of chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) can be increased by the retrograde approach; however, the long-term outcome of patients undergoing retrograde procedures is unknown. AIM: We aimed to evaluate the long-term major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular event (MACCE) rate (e.g. death, myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass surgery and stroke) in patients after retrograde versus antegrade CTO-PCI...
December 21, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004265/active-surveillance-for-low-risk-prostate-cancer-in-austria-the-online-registry-of-the-qualit%C3%A3-tspartnerschaft-urologie-quapu
#12
Klaus Eredics, Karl Dorfinger, Gero Kramer, Anton Ponholzer, Stephan Madersbacher
BACKGROUND: Active surveillance (AS) is a well-recognized strategy to reduce the risk of overtreatment in men with low-risk prostate cancer. No data on this approach are available from Austria. METHODS: The Qualitätspartnerschaft Urologie (QuapU) developed an online database for patients managed with AS in Austria. Principal inclusion/exclusion criteria corresponded to those of the S3 prostate cancer guideline of German urologists: prostate-specific antigen (PSA) <10 ng/ml, Gleason score <7 (maximum 20% of biopsies being positive)...
December 21, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995317/no-common-understanding-of-profession-terms-utilized-in-health-services-research-an-add-on-qualitative-study-in-the-context-of-the-qualicopc-project-in-austria
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Kathryn Hoffmann, Silvia Wojczewski, Diederik Aarendonk, Manfred Maier, Thomas Ernst Dorner, Jan de Maeseneer
BACKGROUND: Health services research, especially in primary care, is challenging because the systems differ widely between countries. This study aimed to explore the different understanding of the terminology used, particularly, regarding the professions nursing and medical secretaries. METHODS: The study was an add-on study to the Quality and Costs in Primary Care (QUALICOPC) project in Austria and designed as qualitative research. The qualitative phase was conducted by using semi-structured telephone interviews with general practitioners (GP)...
December 19, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966016/austrian-recommendations-for-the-management-of-primary-myelofibrosis-post-polycythemia-vera-myelofibrosis-and-post-essential-thrombocythemia-myelofibrosis-an-expert-statement
#14
Thamer Sliwa, Christine Beham-Schmid, Sonja Burgstaller, Veronika Buxhofer-Ausch, Günther Gastl, Klaus Geissler, Maria Krauth, Peter Krippl, Alois Lang, Andreas Petzer, Stefan Wöhrer, Albert Wölfler, Heinz Gisslinger
The entity "myelofibrosis" represents a subgroup of the Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms. It comprises primary myelofibrosis, post-polycythemia vera myelofibrosis and post-essential thrombocythemia myelofibrosis. This heterogeneous disease is characterized by clonal myeloproliferation, dysregulated kinase signalling and the abnormal expression of several proinflammatory cytokines. Clinically, patients present with symptoms related to thrombocytosis/leukocytosis, anemia and/or progressive splenomegaly...
December 13, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933508/patterns-of-diabetes-care-in-slovenia-croatia-serbia-bulgaria-and-romania-an-observational-non-interventional-cross-sectional-study
#15
Miro Cokolic, Nebojsa M Lalic, Dragan Micic, Gorana Mirosevic, Sanja Klobucar Majanovic, Ivaylo N Lefterov, Mariana Graur
BACKGROUND: National guidelines for treating type 2 diabetes in the Balkans generally follow European guidelines. The current study was undertaken to estimate the rate of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) measurements and level of HbA1c control in diabetic patients treated in regular clinical practice settings in the Balkans and to evaluate if providing HbA1c measurements improves adherence to treatment guidelines. METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled type 2 diabetic patients treated by 79 primary care physicians and 102 specialists...
December 8, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933507/determinants-of-maternal-vitamin%C3%A2-d-concentrations-in-slovenia-a%C3%A2-prospective-observational-study
#16
Andraž Dovnik, Faris Mujezinović, Milena Treiber, Breda Pečovnik Balon, Maksimiljan Gorenjak, Uroš Maver, Iztok Takač
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the vitamin D status of pregnant women in Slovenia and the factors influencing it. METHODS: The study was performed in Maribor University Medical Centre (location 46°N). Maternal serum 25-hydroxy-vitamin D (25(OH)D) in 4 groups of 100 pregnant women in 4 different seasons of the year was measured at the time of delivery. Data on life style, eating habits, sunbathing and intake of vitamin D supplements during pregnancy were obtained using a questionnaire...
December 8, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909794/prescription-of-oral-antidiabetic-drugs-in-tyrol-data-from-the-tyrol-diabetes-registry-2012-2015
#17
Lukas Lunger, Andreas Melmer, Willi Oberaigner, Marco Leo, Martin Juchum, Karin Pölzl, Johannes Gänzer, Martha Innerebner, Egon Eisendle, Gertrud Beck, Hermann Kathrein, Bernhard Heindl, Hans Robert Schönherr, Monika Lechleitner, Herbert Tilg, Christoph Ebenbichler
Diabetes mellitus affects 9% of the adult population worldwide and the economic burden of the disease is growing exponentially. In type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), when life style interventions fail to achieve treatment targets, oral antidiabetic drugs are prescribed to improve glycemic control. Several new oral antidiabetics have been launched in the last few years, which enlarged the spectrum of available treatment options in T2DM. The present study aimed to examine T2DM treatment patterns in a cohort of 7769 patients recruited from the Diabetes Registry Tyrol (DRT) with at least one visit from 2012-2015...
December 1, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909793/epidermolysis-bullosa-house-austria-and-epidermolysis-bullosa-clinical-network-example-of-a-centre-of-expertise-implemented-in-a-european-reference-network-to-face-the-burden-of-a-rare-disease
#18
Martin Laimer, Gabriela Pohla-Gubo, Anja Diem, Christine Prodinger, Johann W Bauer, Helmut Hintner
Accurately addressing the diverse and complex issues of rare diseases (RD) in terms of prevention, recognition, diagnosis, treatment, care and research along key RD specificities, such as great heterogeneity, a limited number of patients, scarcity of relevant knowledge and expertise as well as enormous costs for patient care is a challenging task for healthcare providers and authorities that makes a supranational approach particularly feasible. The European Union has acknowledged RD matters by several initiatives, including efforts to implement national centres of expertise and European reference networks as well as a cross-border referral mechanism to foster access to expert services and to boost dissemination of clinical expertise and research activities...
December 1, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888359/low-25-oh-vitamin%C3%A2-d-levels-reflect-hepatic-dysfunction-and-are-associated-with-mortality-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
#19
Rafael Paternostro, Doris Wagner, Thomas Reiberger, Mattias Mandorfer, Remy Schwarzer, Monika Ferlitsch, Michael Trauner, Markus Peck-Radosavljevic, Arnulf Ferlitsch
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Vitamin D deficiency is frequent in patients with cirrhosis. The aims of this study were to evaluate the relation of vitamin D status to portal hypertension, degree of liver dysfunction and survival. METHODS: Patients with cirrhosis who have been tested for 25-OH-vitamin D levels were retrospectively included. Vitamin D deficiency was defined as 25-OH-vitamin D levels <10 ng/ml. Child-Pugh score, model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) and available hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) were recorded...
November 25, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878613/intermittent-low-dose-bevacizumab-in-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-a%C3%A2-case-report
#20
Florian Huemer, Martin Dejaco, Christoph Grabmer, Thomas Melchardt, Daniel Neureiter, Georg Mayer, Alexander Egle, Richard Greil, Lukas Weiss
BACKGROUND: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is an inherited autosomal dominant disease presenting with recurrent bleeding episodes and iron deficiency anemia due to vascular malformations. Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is associated with an increased risk of stroke, gastrointestinal bleeding and pulmonary hypertension and life expectancy is significantly reduced. Excess vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a key role in the pathophysiology of the disease. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we report about a male patient with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia presenting with pulmonary and central nervous system involvement experiencing repetitive nosebleeds, necessitating frequent local cauterization and transfusion of more than 100 units of packed red blood cells...
November 23, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
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