Andreas Schwirtz

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BACKGROUND Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency that requires the intramuscular injection of adrenaline using an adrenaline auto-injector (AAI). This study compared the robustness and performance characteristics of three AAIs available in Europe. METHODS Three AAIs (Jext(®), EpiPen(®), and Anapen(®)) were tested in terms of the force needed to activate the(More)
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients (n = 36) with symmetrical polyarticular joint involvement of the lower extremities and healthy controls (n = 20) were compared concerning differences in kinematic, kinetic, and spatio-temporal parameters with 3D gait analysis. The aims of this study were to quantify the differences in gait between JIA patients(More)
BACKGROUND Adrenaline autoinjectors (AAIs) are prescribed to facilitate the intramuscular administration of adrenaline in patients diagnosed with life-threatening anaphylaxis. This pilot study investigated the injection and functional properties of two AAIs (deploying different delivery systems) under standard conditions, after dynamic and mechanical(More)
Introduction Physical therapy is one part of the multidisciplinary treatment in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) (Spamer 2012). Usually joints with acute arthritis are treated with ice but apart from the analgetic effects the precise effects remain unknown. Local cooling may decrease the inflammatory reaction (Swenson, Sward et al. 1996)(More)
Introduction It is often discussed whether patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) should wear orthopedic insoles or not. The functions of insoles are to minimize pain or to assist foot deformities. JIA often goes along with foot impairments [1,2] describe different deviation and deformities which can develop of various pattern of foot joint(More)
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