1. Erratum to: Sex and age effects on cardiovascular autonomic function in healthy adults.

    Clinical Autonomic Research 26(2):169 (2016) PMID 26758566

  2. Sex and age effects on cardiovascular autonomic function in healthy adults.

    Clinical Autonomic Research 25(5):317 (2015) PMID 26285905

    To determine the effects of sex and age on cardiovascular autonomic parameters in healthy adults as assessed by Finapres (finger arterial pressure) method and prolonged head-up tilt (HUT). We enrolled 81 healthy volunteers (41 females, 40 males, 18-74 years) for extensive cardiovascular autonomi...
  3. Olfactory dysfunction predicts early transition to a Lewy body disease in idiopathic RBD.

    Neurology 84(7):654 (2015) PMID 25609758

    The aim of the present study was to determine the predictive value of olfactory dysfunction for the early development of a synuclein-mediated neurodegenerative disease in subjects with idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder (iRBD) over an observational period of 5 years. Thirty-four patients wit...
  4. Ischemia and functional status of the left arm and quality of life after left subclavian artery coverage during stent grafting of thoracic aortic diseases.

    Journal of Vascular Surgery 60(1):64 (2014) PMID 24657299

    The objective of this study was to report on the incidence of left arm ischemia, left arm function, and quality of life after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) by stent grafting with and without coverage of the left subclavian artery (LSA). All patients who underwent TEVAR since 1996 i...
  5. Detecting nocturnal hypertension in Parkinson's disease and multiple system atrophy: proposal of a decision-support algorithm.

    Journal of Neurology 261(7):1291 (2014) PMID 24737171

    A pathological nocturnal blood pressure (BP) profile, either non-dipping or reverse dipping, occurs in more than 50% of subjects diagnosed with multiple system atrophy (MSA) or Parkinson's disease (PD). This may play a negative prognostic role in α-synucleinopathies, but, being mostly asymptomat...
  6. Progression types after antiangiogenic therapy are related to outcome in recurrent glioblastoma.

    Neurology 82(19):1684 (2014) PMID 24727314

    This retrospective study analyzed whether the type of radiologic progression, classified according to contrast enhancement on MRI T1-weighted sequences and changes in T2-hyperintense signal, is relevant for outcome in patients with progressive glioblastoma (pGB) treated with bevacizumab. MRI sca...
  7. Getting the whole picture: adding patient-reported outcomes to adjuvant endocrine treatment evaluation in premenopausal breast cancer patients.

    Breast Journal 20(5):555 (2014) PMID 25040193

  8. A concept of a MIABIS based register of biosample collections at the Medical University of Innsbruck.

    Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 205:293 (2014) PMID 25160193

    The knowledge about the quality of samples and associated clinical data in biospecimen collections is a premise of clinical research. An electronic biosample register aims to facilitate the discovery of information about biosample collections in a hospital. Moreover, it might improve scientific ...
  9. Association of TNFRSF10D DNA-methylation with the survival of melanoma patients.

    International Journal of Molecular Sciences 15(7):11984 (2014) PMID 25003639 PMCID PMC4139825

    In this retrospective pilot study, the DNA-methylation status of genes that have been demonstrated to be involved in melanoma carcinogenesis was analyzed in order to identify novel biomarkers for the risk assessment of melanoma patients. We analyzed DNA extracted from punch-biopsies from 68 form...
  10. The natural history of multiple system atrophy: a prospective European cohort study.

    The Lancet Neurology 12(3):264 (2013) PMID 23391524 PMCID PMC3581815

    Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a fatal and still poorly understood degenerative movement disorder that is characterised by autonomic failure, cerebellar ataxia, and parkinsonism in various combinations. Here we present the final analysis of a prospective multicentre study by the European MSA S...
  11. The risk of carotid artery stenting compared with carotid endarterectomy is greatest in patients treated within 7 days of symptoms.

    Journal of Vascular Surgery 57(3):619 (2013) PMID 23237679

    Among patients with symptomatic carotid artery stenosis, carotid artery stenting (CAS) is associated with a higher risk of periprocedural stroke or death than carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Uncertainty remains whether the balance of risk changes with time since the most recent ischemic event. We ...
  12. SS27. The Risk of Carotid Artery Stenting Compared with Carotid Endarterectomy Is Greatest in Patients Treated within Seven Days of Symptoms

    Journal of Vascular Surgery 55(6):84S (2012)

  13. Acid-base parameters for predicting magnetic resonance imaging measures of neurologic outcome after perinatal hypoxia-ischemia: is the strong ion gap superior to base excess and lactate?

    American Journal of Perinatology 29(5):361 (2012) PMID 22307844

    We conducted this study to compare the strong ion gap (SIG) with base excess (BE) and lactate for predicting neurologic outcome measured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in newborns with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). In a retrospective cohort of 39 newborns with HIE treated with whol...
  14. Interference of the new oral anticoagulant dabigatran with frequently used coagulation tests.

    Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine 50(9):1601 (2012) PMID 23100377

    Dabigatran etexilate is a new oral anticoagulant for the therapy and prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism and stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation. To investigate the extent of interactions of this new anticoagulant with frequently used coagulation assays, we completed a multi...
  15. Clinical relevance of CDH1 and CDH13 DNA-methylation in serum of cervical cancer patients.

    International Journal of Molecular Sciences 13(7):8353 (2012) PMID 22942707 PMCID PMC3430238

    This study was designed to investigate the DNA-methylation status of E-cadherin (CDH1) and H-cadherin (CDH13) in serum samples of cervical cancer patients and control patients with no malignant diseases and to evaluate the clinical utility of these markers. DNA-methylation status of CDH1 and CDH...
  16. A novel computer-assisted image analysis of [123I]β-CIT SPECT images improves the diagnostic accuracy of parkinsonian disorders.

    European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecu... 38(4):702 (2011) PMID 21174092

    The purpose of this study was to develop an observer-independent algorithm for the correct classification of dopamine transporter SPECT images as Parkinson's disease (PD), multiple system atrophy parkinson variant (MSA-P), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) or normal. A total of 60 subjects wi...
  17. DNA ploidy, nuclear size, proliferation index and DNA-hypomethylation in ovarian cancer.

    Gynecologic Oncology 121(1):24 (2011) PMID 21251700 PMCID PMC3062717

    The present study was undertaken to analyze the impact of epigenetic alterations with a main focus on nuclear area, aneuploidy, hyperploidy, and proliferation in 70 ovarian cancer specimens. Morphometric changes and somatic chromosomal ploidy status were assessed by Feulgen spectrophotometry. DN...
  18. ADC histograms predict response to anti-angiogenic therapy in patients with recurrent high-grade glioma.

    Neuroradiology 53(4):291 (2011) PMID 21125399 PMCID PMC3063200

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps to distinguish anti-vascular and anti-tumor effects in the course of anti-angiogenic treatment of recurrent high-grade gliomas (rHGG) as compared to standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This retrospective st...
  19. Prospective follow-up of patients with acute hepatitis C virus infection in Brazil.

    Clinical Infectious Diseases 50(9):1222 (2010) PMID 20235831 PMCID PMC3860186

    The natural outcome of infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) varies substantially among individuals. However, little is known about host and viral factors associated with a self-limiting or chronic evolution of HCV infection. From 1 January 2001 through 31 December 2008, a consecutive series of...
  20. Prospective study of the association of serum gamma-glutamyltransferase with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia III and invasive cervical cancer.

    Cancer Research 70(9):3586 (2010) PMID 20388786

    Epidemiologic studies indicate that elevated levels of gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT), a key enzyme of glutathione metabolism, might be associated with increased cancer risk. Furthermore, preclinical studies support a role for GGT in tumor invasion and progression. However, the relationship bet...