Christian Huemer

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OBJECTIVES To compare health-related quality of life (HRQL) and to identify clinical determinants for poor HRQL of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) coming from three geographic areas. METHODS The HRQL was assessed through the Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ). A total of 30 countries were included grouped in three geographic areas: 16(More)
Today, most approaches for inter-organizational business processes start bottom-up from the interfaces and the workflows of each partner described on the IT layer. Alternatively, one may start from the commitments and agreements between business partners to reach their complementary business goals. The latter approach is target of the UN/CEFACT Modeling(More)
OBJECTIVE Muckle-Wells syndrome (MWS) is an inherited autoinflammatory disease resulting in excessive interleukin-1 release. It is unknown whether demographic, clinical, or laboratory characteristics at the time of diagnosis may identify patients who are at high risk for severe disease activity. This study was undertaken to analyze clinical and laboratory(More)
The Web services transaction protocol family includes the WS-atomic transaction and the WS-business activity specifications in order to carry out distributed transactions in a Web services (WS) environment. The WS-atomic transaction specification defines all necessary interfaces to carry out transactional work. In contrary, the WS-business activity(More)
OBJECTIVE We previously documented that abatacept was effective and safe in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) who had not previously achieved a satisfactory clinical response with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs or tumor necrosis factor blockade. Here, we report results from the long-term extension (LTE) phase of that study. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE To assess the prevalence of hyperhomocysteinemia in pediatric patients treated with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) and to evaluate the effect of folic acid supplementation on plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) concentrations in hyperhomocysteinemic patients. METHODS 123 patients from three regional hospitals participated in the study. Patients with(More)
The ebXML framework consists of eight loosely coupled specifications for conducting e-Business. The choreography of ebXML business processes is defined by instances of the business process specification schema (BPSS). The BPSS is defined as an XML schema. It specifies elements describing the inter-organizational business processes, called business(More)
The United Nation’s Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) is an e-business standardization body. It is known from its work on UN/EDIFACT and ebXML. One of its ongoing work items is the UN/CEFACT modeling methodology (UMM) for modeling global choreographies of B2B scenarios. The goal of UMM is defining a shared business logic(More)
ebXML and Web Services are two well accepted technologies to implement business collaborations. In this paper we concentrate on the choreography of business collaborations. The corresponding standards of ebXML and Web Services are BPSS and BPEL, respectively. We present when and why we need to transform between these two standards. For the transformation we(More)