Claudia Mücke

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Calcitriol is increasingly used for therapy of secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with end-stage renal disease. Its therapeutic efficacy, however, often has been limited by the associated increase in intestinal calcium and phosphorus absorption. Previous studies reported that these side effects could be avoided by intermittent administration of(More)
This study was undertaken to provide first-time estimates for the seroprevalence of parvovirus B19 infection among daycare educators in Montréal, Canada, and to identify factors associated with seropositivity. A cross-sectional design was used. Directors and educators from 81 daycare centres (DCCs) were surveyed about DCC and personal characteristics(More)
Non-diphtheria corynebacteria species cause disease in risk populations such as immunocompromised patients and patients with indwelling medical devices. Despite reports of exit-site infection and peritonitis caused by non-diphtheria corynebacteria, these organisms are frequently dismissed as contaminants. During a 10-year observation period, we(More)
SETTING A 25-year-old university student was diagnosed with cavitary pulmonary and laryngeal tuberculosis following symptoms of underlying cough of 6 months' duration. OBJECTIVES To estimate the hourly risk of infection (HRI) and examine the role of environmental factors, including room size and ventilation, in modulating this risk. METHODS Contact(More)
In a 60-year-old man a mycosis of hands and feet spreading to other regions of the skin was treated with various modern antimycotic ointments. During treatment the status of the skin did not improve. In a patch-test hypersensitivity (type IV reaction according to Coombs and Gell) to miconazole, econazole and tolciclate was found, which is rare in imidazole(More)
Ziel der Studie war es, die Häufigkeit des Geschlechtsverkehrs (GV) von Patienten nach beidseits nervschonender radikaler Prostatektomie und ihren Partnerinnen darzustellen. Von Februar 2007 bis März 2008 wurden 25 Paare präoperativ, 6 und 12 Monate postoperativ zur tatsächlichen und gewünschten GV-Frequenz pro Monat und zur Zufriedenheit mit dem(More)
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