Elisabeth Resch

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Inspiratory muscle weakness has been demonstrated in ambulatory, stable chronic heart failure (CHF) and may contribute to dyspnea during daily living. However, the mechanisms underlying this weakness are unknown. Malnutrition and electrolyte depletion are recognized complications of CHF that may impair skeletal muscle function, and limb muscle weakness and(More)
Background: The pathogenesis of cystic periventricular leukomalacia (cPVL) is based on an either hypoxic-ischemic and/or inflammatory processes with different risk factors having been postulated to be associated with its development. We aimed to evaluate risk factors for cPVL focussing on the influence of hypocarbia.Patients and Methods: Single centre(More)
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most significant cause of acute respiratory tract infections (RTI) in infants and young children throughout the world. Preterm infants are at increased risk for severe RSV lower respiratory tract infection due to small lung volumes, a reduced lung surface area, small airways and an increased air space wall thickness.(More)
Aim of this study was to describe the course of perinatal factors in neonates with meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) from 1990 to 2010 and to determine risk factors for a severe course of the disease.All neonates with MAS hospitalized in our level III neonatal intensive care unit from 1990 to 2010.Retrospective analysis of trends of perinatal factors in(More)
There is a growing body of evidence over the last years suggesting continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) ventilation being the first choice of ventilatory support in newborns with extremely low gestational age, and early rescue surfactant treatment being as effective as prophylactic therapy. The Intubation Surfactant Extubation procedure is discussed(More)
As immunization coverage of varicella vaccination is low, the disease is still very frequent in Austria. Albeit the prognosis in general is good, the incidence of varicella-related hospitalization is about 6 per 100,000 in all children between 0–15 years of age, affecting mainly previously healthy children. Especially young children under the age of 5 are(More)
Background: Cystic periventricular leukomalacia (cPVL) is one of the dreaded complications of preterm birth leading to cerebral palsy in the majority of afflicted children. We aimed to analyse local incidence rates over a 20 years time period.Methods: Retrospective cohort analysis at a tertiary care university NICU comparing two decades.Results: During the(More)
OBJECTIVE Cystic periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) is associated with moderate to severe physical and mental handicaps in preterm infants. We hypothesized whether or not those handicaps were associated with a poorer quality of life (QOL) of affected children and their families compared to matched controls. PATIENTS AND METHODS All children with the(More)