Friedrich Reiterer

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Primary pulmonary lymphangiectasis (PPL) is a rare congenital developmental abnormality of the lung with a generally poor prognosis. Only a limited number of patients with neonatal-onset PPL have been reported to survive. We present the case of a male preterm infant (gestational age 34 weeks 6 days) with histologically confirmed PPL, complicated by hydrops(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the degree of clotting activation that occurs with the usual anticoagulation regimen with systemic heparinization. METHODS To allow a standardized comparison of the patients, this study focused on the first 48 hours of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in term newborn infants. The ECMO perfusion circuit consisted of a(More)
Lung injury caused by intrauterine inflammation has recently been strongly implicated in the pathogenesis of Wilson-Mikity syndrome (WMS). This article supports this theory by suggesting a causative role of intrauterine cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection for the development of WMS. A male premature infant, born at 33 weeks of gestational age, developed chronic(More)
BACKGROUND As it has been reported that bladder voiding in sleeping full-term infants is consistently accompanied by a cortical arousal, it was the aim of the present study to find out whether this could also hold true for preterm infants. METHODS Polygraphic recordings were performed in 21 healthy preterm infants (10 female). The infants' gestational age(More)
The authors report on a fatal case of hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) due to anti-K antibodies with subsequent trilineage pancytopenia in a preterm infant of 28 weeks gestational age, with pronounced leukopenia and neutropenia. In addition, molecular typing of the Kk polymorphism was necessary to confirm HDN. This case of HDN associated with anti-K(More)
Vascular anomalies include a heterogeneous group of disorders that are categorized as vascular tumors or vascular malformations. Treatment options include resection, embolization, laser therapy, and sclerotherapy or medical treatment such as propranolol, steroids, interferon, and cytostatic chemotherapy. Mammalian target of rapamycin seems to play a key(More)
In a prospective study (1988-1990) the SIDS risk questionnaire SRFB was applied to 6000 infants born in the Department of Obstetrics, University Hospital Graz. In all infants at an increased statistical risk for SIDS a standardized intervention including pediatric and polysomnographic investigations was performed. As a result the SIDS incidence decreased(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)