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)
AIM This emergency department (ED) study compared the value of plasma ethyl glucuronide (EtG) testing with the information about alcohol consumption obtained using the standard alcohol biomarkers gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) and carbohydrate-deficient transferring (CDT) and the AUDIT questionnaire. METHODS Minimally injured and clinically(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A low ankle-brachial blood pressure index (ABI) is an established risk marker for cardiovascular disease and mortality in the general population, but little is known about its prognostic value in individuals with acute ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). METHODS An inception cohort of 204 patients with acute ischemic(More)
Objectives: Emergency department (ED) patients show high smoking rates. We investigated the effects of ED-initiated tobacco control (ETC) on the 7-days abstinence at 12 months. Methods: Randomised-controlled intention-to-treat trial (Trials Registry no.: ISRCTN41527831) in 1,044 patients in an urban ED. ETC consisted of on-site counselling plus up to 4(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)
BACKGROUND Patients in emergency departments show a high prevalence of substance use. Quality of life is associated with substance use as well as socioeconomic status. Little is known about quality of life in substance-abusing young patients with minor trauma. METHODS An investigation in an Emergency Department in an inner city university hospital was(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)
UNLABELLED Among other lifestyle problems, sleeping problems have been related to alcohol use. AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate complaints about sleep in trauma patients in an emergency department and its relation to alcohol use disorders (AUD). METHOD In an emergency department, trauma patients (1014 females, 1680 males) were screened using a(More)