Christian Rieger

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OBJECTIVE Children who experience respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) early in life have high rates of subsequent recurrent wheezing. Palivizumab, an anti-RSV monoclonal antibody, has 78% to 80% efficacy in preventing RSV hospitalization in premature infants without chronic lung disease. We hypothesized that(More)
Sampling inequalities give a precise formulation of the fact that a differentiable function cannot attain large values, if its derivatives are bounded and if it is small on a sufficiently dense discrete set. Sampling inequalities can be applied to the difference of a function and its reconstruction in order to obtain (sometimes optimal) convergence orders(More)
BACKGROUND There is currently no international reference preparation for IgG subclass (IgGSc) quantification. This situation has led to calibration differences among assays and a variety of reference interval values with consequential difficulties in comparing results. We therefore evaluated IgGSc concentrations in Certified Reference Material 470 (CRM(More)
Tracheobronchial anomalies in children may be associated with recurrent episodes of pulmonary infections and symptoms of recurrent or persistent airway obstruction. Diagnosis by conventional imaging may be difficult. Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) offers the possibility to generate a virtual three-dimensional bronchoscopy, thus enabling detailed(More)
During the last years it has become increasingly clear that production of most cytokines is not confined to one cell type. Thus, a method to detect cytokines at the single cell level would be a helpful tool to study the contribution of different cells to cytokine production in heterogeneous cell populations. Recently, Sander et al. (1991) demonstrated that(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively assess the sensitivity and specificity of low-dose multidetector computed tomography (CT) with virtual tracheobronchoscopy (VT) for evaluation of suspected airway stenoses and/or abnormalities by using flexible tracheobronchoscopy (FT) as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was approved by the local ethics(More)
  • T Jung, G Lack, +4 authors C H Rieger
  • The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology
  • 1995
BACKGROUND Recently, diminished interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) and increased interleukin (IL-4 production in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from atopic patients have been described by several groups, measured as total cytokine content in culture supernatants. These studies suggested a predominance of TH2-like cells producing large amounts of IL-4(More)
BACKGROUND Foreign body aspiration (FBA) in infants and young children is a common and potentially life-threatening event. Although studies have extensively described the signs and symptoms of suspected FBA (sFBA), only few systematically compared their value for predicting bronchoscopy results. OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to describe the(More)
1. In order to identify potential risks for lower respiratory tract symptoms during early infancy, the concentration of cotinine was measured in meconium of 91 newborns as a parameter of prenatal exposure to tobacco, and a questionnaire was performed with parents at birth. Infants were followed up for the first year of life by monthly telephone interviews.(More)
The systematic position of the family Ochteridae is considered up to date as uncertain. Some authors claimed them to belong to the land bugs („Gymnocerata“), others to the water bugs („Hydrocorisae“). Skeleton and musculature of the head and prothorax ofOchterus marginatus Latreille have been investigated in order to clarify the systematic position. 1. The(More)