1. Effectiveness of Balloon Angioplasty in Children With Recurrent Aortic Coarctation Depends on the Type of Aortic Arch Pathology.

    Journal Of Interventional Cardiology 29(4):414 (2016) PMID 27358058

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of balloon angioplasty (BAP) for recurrent aortic coarctation (ReCoA) in infants comparing simple and complex type of aortic arch pathology (Norwood I procedure). ReCoA is a known complication after cardiovascular surgery for coarctation of...
  2. Characteristics of poorly controlled Type 2 diabetes patients in Swiss primary care.

    Cardiovascular Diabetology 11:70 (2012) PMID 22704274 PMCID PMC3403845

    Although a variety of treatment guidelines for Type 2 diabetes patients are available, a majority of patients does not achieve recommended targets. We aimed to characterise Type 2 diabetes patients from Swiss primary care who miss HbA1c treatment goals and to reveal factors associated with the p...
  3. The predictive value of the pediatric symptom checklist in 5-year-old Austrian children.

    European Journal of Pediatrics 167(3):323 (2008) PMID 17492466

    In this investigation the predictive value of the pediatric symptom checklist (PSC) in relation to the child behaviour checklist (CBCL) was studied in preschool children. Thirty nursery schools in the city and province of Salzburg participated in the study and a total of 179 correctly completed ...
  4. Activated protein C protects against diabetic nephropathy by inhibiting endothelial and podocyte apoptosis.

    Nature Medicine 13(11):1349 (2007) PMID 17982464

    Data providing direct evidence for a causative link between endothelial dysfunction, microvascular disease and diabetic end-organ damage are scarce. Here we show that activated protein C (APC) formation, which is regulated by endothelial thrombomodulin, is reduced in diabetic mice and causally l...
  5. The role of junctional adhesion molecule-C (JAM-C) in oxidized LDL-mediated leukocyte recruitment.

    FASEB Journal 19(14):2078 (2005) PMID 16195363

    The junctional adhesion molecule-C (JAM-C) was recently shown to be a counter receptor for the leukocyte beta2-integrin Mac-1 (CD11b/CD18), thereby mediating interactions between vascular cells, particularly in inflammatory cell recruitment. Here, we investigated the role of JAM-C in oxidized lo...