B. Neuner

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OBJECTIVE Limited data are available on health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) in pediatric stroke survivors. The aim of the present study was to assess HR-QoL by self-assessment and parent/proxy-assessment in children and adolescents who survived a first stroke episode. METHODS We investigated HR-QoL in pediatric stroke survivors (71 preschool children(More)
Telomere length (TL) is considered a marker of biological aging and has been associated with the presence of various coronary risk factors in patients. Much less is known about the relationships between TL and classic coronary risk factors in other populations. We measured TL in peripheral blood leukocytes of 343 middle-aged blood donors (mean age 40.2 ±(More)
OBJECTIVES Emergency department (ED) patients show high smoking rates. The effects of ED-initiated tobacco control (ETC) on 7-day abstinence at 12 months were investigated. METHODS A randomised controlled intention-to-treat trial (trials registry no.: ISRCTN41527831) was conducted with 1044 patients in an urban ED. ETC consisted of on-site counselling(More)
OBJECTIVE Aim of this study was to evaluate the association between preoperative health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and mortality in a cohort of elderly patients (>65 years) with gastrointestinal, gynecological and genitourinary carcinomas. DESIGN Prospective cohort pilot study. SETTING Tertiary university hospital in Germany. PATIENTS Between(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between depressive symptoms and the use of health services among people aged 50 years or older in Germany. METHODS Data came from the German subsample of the "Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE)", comprising a nationally representative sample of 2890 German residents aged 50 years or older (mean(More)
There are errors in Tables 5 and 7. During review, the size of the control group was reduced from three to two hospitals. Tables 5 and 7 were not completely updated to reflect this change. Please see the corrected tables here. Copyright: © 2016 Bosse et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution(More)
Objectives. To investigate self-reported health-related quality of life (HrQoL) in children and adolescents with chronic medical conditions compared with siblings/peers. Methods. Group 1 (6 treatment centers) consisted of 74 children/adolescents aged 8-16 years with hereditary bleeding disorders (HBD), 12 siblings, and 34 peers. Group 2 (one treatment(More)
INTRODUCTION Surgical services are increasingly seen to reduce death and disability in Sub-Saharan Africa, where hospital-based mortality remains alarmingly high. This study explores two implementation approaches to improve the quality of perioperative care in a Tanzanian hospital. Effects were compared to a control group of two other hospitals in the(More)
PURPOSE This randomized controlled, clinical prospective interventional trial was aimed at exploring the effect of patient empowerment on short- and long-term outcomes after major oncologic surgery in elderly cancer patients. METHODS This trial was performed from February 2011 to January 2014 at two tertiary medical centers in Germany. The study included(More)
BACKGROUND The pathomechanism and location of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSHL) is unclear. In a previous case-control study, we found elevated fibrinogen concentrations and a higher prevalence of T allele carriers of the glycoprotein (Gp) Ia C807T polymorphism in ISSHL patients. METHODOLOGY 127 patients with ISSHL (mean age 53.3 years,(More)