G. Pfaff

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We report an outbreak of listeriosis in Austria and Germany due to the consumption of Quargel cheese produced by an Austrian manufacturer. At the time of writing this report, the outbreak was known to account for 14 outbreak cases in 2009, including four cases with lethal outcome. On 23 January 2010, the cheese product was voluntarily withdrawn from the(More)
In September and October 2010, 13 primary measles cases were identified among unvaccinated persons aged between 9 and 32 years (median: 16.5) in 11 districts in Germany. All cases had attended meetings in Taizé, France. This outbreak illustrates the risk of long distance spread of infectious diseases associated with international mass gatherings, and(More)
BACKGROUND Proprioceptive neuromuscular stimulating insoles are increasingly applied in treating functional complaints, chronic pain, foot disorders and so on. OBJECTIVES To evaluate rasterstereography as a tool in objectifying postural changes resulting from neuromuscular afferent stimulation and proprioceptive neuromuscular stimulating insoles and to(More)
Antidepressants are routinely administered in combination with benzodiazepine tranquilizers or low-potency neuroleptics. A controlled study was conducted involving 40 endogenous depressive inpatients who were treated with maprotiline in combination with the benzodiazepine oxazolam or the neuroleptic chlorprothixene. After a period of two weeks there was no(More)
Update: Multinational listeriosis outbreak due to 'Quargel', a sour milk curd cheese, caused by two different L. monocytogenes serotype 1/2a strains, 2009-2010 We previously reported an outbreak of listerio-sis in Austria and Germany due to consumption of 'Quargel' cheese. It comprised 14 cases (including five fatalities) infected by a serotype 1/2a(More)
Sensomotory function after ACL-reconstruction was tested prior and after a proprioceptive rehabilitation program with the Kinesthetic Ability Trainer (KAT 2000) which documented the static balance index (SBI). A control group consisting of healthy subjects was also tested two times with a time interval of six weeks. The results showed an adaptation effect(More)