Barbara Schneider

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Regulation of the balance of osteoblastic and osteoclastic activity is critical for the understanding of normal cell biology and forms the basis of metabolic bone diseases. Our study reports about influences of age and gender on serum levels of osteoprotegerin (OPG) and its association to other clinical parameters of bone metabolism in a precisely(More)
Chromosomal rearrangements of the human MLL gene are a hallmark for aggressive (high-risk) pediatric, adult and therapy-associated acute leukemias. These patients need to be identified in order to subject these patients to appropriate therapy regimen. A recently developed long-distance inverse PCR method was applied to genomic DNA isolated from individual(More)
One hundred twenty-two patients with tuberculous or pyogenic spondylitis were investigated retrospectively. Patient histories, laboratory tests, and radiographic findings were compared statistically between the two groups. Significant differences were calculated for the interval between onset of symptoms and diagnosis, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, mean(More)
A sequential regimen of chemotherapy, reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) for allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT), and prophylactic donor lymphocyte transfusion (pDLT) was studied in 103 patients with refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML). According to published criteria, refractoriness was defined by primary induction failure (PIF; n = 37), early(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was performed to assess the prevalence of Chiari's network in patients undergoing transesophageal echocardiography and to determine whether this anomaly is associated with other cardiac lesions or is characterized by typical clinical findings. BACKGROUND Chiari's network is a congenital remnant of the right valve of the sinus(More)
BACKGROUND Because there is reason to assume that also in Austria calcium and vitamin D malnutrition is wide-spread, we initiated a comprehensive study on calcium and vitamin D status in relation to bone health in a large group of the normal adult population. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We assessed dietary calcium and vitamin D intake, serum concentrations of(More)
Clozapine is a potent antipsychotic agent that has been marketed since 1990. Several published reports of diabetes mellitus occurring with clozapine therapy have appeared during the past 5 years. Because the risk and characteristics of clozapine-associated diabetes mellitus remain unclear, we conducted a descriptive epidemiologic study of spontaneous(More)
Using exploratory factor analysis, we prospectively investigated neuropsychiatric symptoms and structural brain lesions of 47 patients with proven Wilson's disease and identified three subgroups. The first subgroup clinically exhibited bradykinesia, rigidity, cognitive impairment, and an organic mood syndrome and by MRI showed a dilatation of the third(More)
To determine possible changes in outcome from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and to compare severity of lung injury and methods of treatment from 1967 to 1994. Computerized (Medline, Current Contents) and manual (Cumulated Index Medicus) literature search using the key word and/or title ARDS. Only clinical studies published as full papers(More)
OBJECTIVE Women with prior gestational diabetes mellitus (pGDM) are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and associated vasculopathy. Because increased fat mass and inflammatory processes are angiopathic risk factors, the relationship between insulin sensitivity, parameters of subclinical inflammation, and plasma concentrations of adipocytokines(More)