Alena Skrobal

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BACKGROUND In 2008 the Austrian Task Force for Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) started a nation-wide network for information exchange and multi-centre collaboration. Their aim was to detect all patients with NMO or NMO spectrum disorders (NMO-SD) in Austria and to analyse their disease courses and response to treatment. METHODS (1) As of March 2008, 1957 serum(More)
To investigate the relationship between sudden infant death syndrome and upper airway obstruction, we studied 14 term infants at a mean age of 11 weeks who had been identified as being at risk for sudden infant death syndrome on the basis of clinical and family histories and polygraphic monitoring. Respiratory efforts during sleep were investigated by(More)
Epidemiol Community Health 1995;49:645-646 Sleep disorders pose a very common problem which increases with age. The impact of sleep disorders and their treatment (hypnotics are among the most widely prescribed drugs) merits particular attention in western society.' This report aims to present some first data from a study on sleep disturbances in Austria,(More)
We tested whether snoring sound intensity could be an accurate predictor of the degree of respiratory effort or the decrease of inspiratory volume during partially obstructed breathing in sleep. Six snorers were investigated with nocturnal polygraphic monitoring including measurement of esophageal pressure (Pes), airflow (pneumotachometer and face mask,(More)
BACKGROUND Neutralizing antibodies (NAb) against interferon-beta (IFNβ) affect its treatment efficacy. So far, there are no anti-NAb strategies available. OBJECTIVES To investigate if the repeated administration of high-dose IFNβ-1b intravenous in NAb positive multiple sclerosis (MS) patients induces tolerance and establishes IFNβ bioavailability as(More)
UNLABELLED Epidemiologic data on sleep disturbances in Austria were collected for the first time in March/April 1993 in a representative inquiry ( SAMPLE n = 1000, 471 males, 529 females). 26% of the subjects reported sleep disturbances which were mostly chronic (21% had suffered from sleep disturbance for more than one year). The incidence of sleep(More)
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