Fritz Reiterer

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The purpose of our study was to evaluate thrombosis of venous vessels during and after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) using color Doppler sonography. We prospectively performed serial color Doppler sonography investigations in 30 ECMO patients [age: newborn to 3 years, male:female = 20:10, venoarterial (VA) ECMO = 18, venovenous (VV) ECMO = 12].(More)
Wilson-Mikity syndrome (WMS), an uncommon cause of respiratory distress presenting after birth, is radiologically characterised by varying degrees of interstitial thickening and bilateral cyst-like foci of hyperinflation. Aetiology and pathogenesis are still unknown. There are few reports of WMS in the paediatric literature and none describing the features(More)
Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS, Ondine's curse syndrome) is a rare respiratory disorder; less than 100 cases have been reported. Familiality of the disease has been discussed, but only few familial cases have been reported so far. In this report we describe the occurrence of CCHS in two male siblings. Diagnosis was established only at the(More)
Over a 6-year period (1989–1995), gastrointestinal (GI) perforation was diagnosed in nine preterm infants (mean gestional age 27 weeks, mean birth weight 872 g). Three presented with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), two with indwelling-tube-induced perforation of the stomach, one with small-left- colon syndrome, and another with meconium ileus. Spontaneous(More)
Beim Übergang vom intrauterinen zum neonatalen Leben müssen 3–6% aller Neugeborenen unterstützt werden. Damit stellt die neonatale Erstversorgung eine der häufigsten medizinischen Interventionen dar. Mittels eines Fragebogens wurden das verwendete Equipment und das dazugehörige Verwendungsprotokoll bei der Erstversorgung von Neugeborenen in Österreich(More)
For the first time a multimodal approach to NEC prophylaxis is reported, consisting of early trophic feeding with human breast milk, and enteral administration of an antibiotic, an antifungal agent, and probiotics. A retrospective analysis of local protocol of NEC prophylaxis is presented. Included were all VLBWI admitted to the NICU, including transfers(More)
Drainage problems due to catheter malpositioning are acutely life-threatening in patients undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. In order to reduce these complications we introduced sonographically guided catheter positioning. We compare the outcome in a group of patients with blind cannula positioning to that in a group with sonographically guided(More)
BACKGROUND Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is usually treated with opiate derivatives and supported with nonpharmacological treatment. METHODS This prospective, randomized, controlled, blinded, single-center study was carried out between March 2009 and November 2014. Newborn infants diagnosed with NAS after maternal opioid substitution therapy were(More)
Zwei Neugeborene zeigten bei der Geburt das Bild des “Blueberry-Muffin-Babys”. Am Integument fanden sich Petechien und ma-gentafarbene Makulae, Papeln und Plaques sowie blaubeerenfarbene Ekchymosen. Sie führten zur Aufdeckung einer konnatalen Zytomegalieviruserkrankung bzw. einer fetalen Erythroblastose. Die hämorrhagisch-purpurisch erscheinenden(More)
Nitric oxide is a newly discovered gas that mediates communication between adjacent cells and signals inside cells. Defects in the nitric oxide signalling cascade have been found in patients with systemic hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, and coronary artery disease. High concentrations of nitric oxide are cytotoxic. Over-production of nitric oxide(More)