Wiener klinische Wochenschrift

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List of Papers (Total 252)

Anticoagulation in non-malignant portal vein thrombosis is safe and improves hepatic function

SummaryBackgroundNon-malignant portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is common in patients with advanced liver disease. Anticoagulation (AC) increases the chances of recanalization and may improve liver function in patients with cirrhosis.AimWe retrospectively assessed the course of non-malignant PVT in patients receiving AC.MethodsParameters related to hepatic injury (aspartate...

Development of physical fitness in Austrian primary school children

SummaryBackgroundPhysical activity and physical fitness play an important role in the prevention of overweight and obesity in childhood and adolescence and reduce the risk of becoming overweight or obese in adulthood.AimTo evaluate the development of physical fitness in overweight and non-overweight primary school children from the first to third grades.MethodsUsing a...

Echocardiographic evaluation of the right heart

SummarySymptoms of right ventricular failure include dyspnea, a reduction in exercise capacity, and fluid retention. Right ventricular (dys)function strongly influences functional state and survival. The right ventricle is directly involved in a variety of diseases. A thorough analysis of right ventricular size and function, as well as estimation of pulmonary artery pressures is...

Vitamin K2 in multiple sclerosis patients

SummaryBackgroundVitamin K2 (VK2) belongs to the vitamin K family and comprises a number of subtypes differing in length of side chains consisting of isoprenoid groups (menaquinone-n, MK-n). It is essential for a number of physiological functions although the full spectrum of activity has not yet been elucidated. Due to its role in protection of mitochondrial damage, VK2 could be...

Prognostic value of preoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in Crohn’s disease

SummaryBackgroundThe Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio has recently gained increased attention as a prognostic marker for malignant disease and short term outcomes. There is little data available in patients with Crohn’s disease, thus the present study was conducted to correlate preoperative Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio values with disease phenotype and postoperative course...

Wanted: a better cut-off value for the Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Background Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is the main complaint in many neurological sleep disorders, such as idiopathic hypersomnia, narcolepsy, or obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAS). The validity of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) as a screening tool for EDS remains controversial. We therefore investigated (1) the interrelation of the ESS total score and...

Health literacy, pain intensity and pain perception in patients with chronic pain

Background Chronic pain poses a large burden for the healthcare system and the individuals concerned. The impact of health literacy (HL) on health status and health outcomes is receiving more and more attention. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of HL with chronic pain intensity and pain perception. Methods A total of 121 outpatients suffering from chronic...

Oversensing of the wearable cardioverter defibrillator during bipolar ventricular stimulation

The wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) is a temporary treatment option for patients with potentially reversible risk of sudden cardiac death. This case demonstrates a pitfall during WCD usage in a pacemaker-dependent patient as well as a possible solution allowing continuation of WCD therapy. Bipolar stimulation may lead to double counting of the WCD detection algorithm...

Review of cancer treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors

Immunotherapy by checkpoint inhibition is about to profoundly change cancer therapy. The number of indications are growing at an unprecedented speed. Clinical studies have demonstrated efficacy in a variety of solid tumors and in hematologic malignancies, although some clinical trials have produced negative results. Thus, it is fair to assume that there are obvious limitations...

Austrian consensus guidelines on the management and treatment of portal hypertension (Billroth III)

The Billroth III guidelines were developed during a consensus meeting of the Austrian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (ÖGGH) and the Austrian Society of Interventional Radiology (ÖGIR) held on 18 February 2017 in Vienna. Based on international guidelines and considering recent landmark studies, the Billroth III recommendations aim to help physicians in guiding...