Armin Irnstetter

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Recent case-control studies reported an increased frequency of antibodies against Coxsackie virus (CV) antigens in patients with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes and during pregnancy in mothers of diabetic offspring, suggesting a role for CV infections in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes (T1D). However, it is not known whether CV infections are causally(More)
BACKGROUND Patient dependent parameters to predict the long-term success of early eradication treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa have not yet been defined. For this purpose we assessed serum antibodies against P. aeruginosa in CF patients after early eradication treatment. METHODS Retrospective analyses of all consecutive patients with first P.(More)
BACKGROUND Aim of this study was to verify a systematic and practical categorization system that allows dynamic classification of pediatric DPLD irrespective of completeness of patient data. METHODS The study was based on 2322 children submitted to the kids-lung-register between 1997 and 2012. Of these children 791 were assigned to 12 DPLD categories,(More)
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