Georg Theiler

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Data on efficacy and safety of azacitidine in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with >30 % bone marrow (BM) blasts are limited, and the drug can only be used off-label in these patients. We previously reported on the efficacy and safety of azacitidine in 155 AML patients treated within the Austrian Azacitidine Registry ( identifier(More)
Recent data suggest that azacitidine may be beneficial in CMML. We report on 48 CMML-patients treated with azacitidine. Overall response rates were high (70% according to IWG-criteria, including 22% complete responses). Monocyte count and cytogenetics adversely affected survival, whereas age, WHO-type, FAB-type, and spleen size did not. Matched-pair(More)
There are only a few studies dealing with the detection and clinical impact of calcium pyrophosphate (CPPD) crystals in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) published to date. In particular, data determined by the cytospin technique, which is an effective tool to enhance the crystal detection rate, are lacking. The objectives of this study were to(More)
Low posaconazole plasma concentrations (PPCs) are associated with breakthrough invasive mould infections among patients with haematological malignancies. This study evaluated the influence of structured personal on-site patient education on low PPCs. The study was conducted from July 2012 to May 2013 at the Division of Hematology, Medical University(More)
Dear Editor, In 1993, a 49-year-old male patient presented with pain in the left shoulder. CT and magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) scans revealed a lesion in the third thoracic vertebra with preand paravertebral soft tissue involvement. Laminectomy of the second and third thoracic vertebra and stabilizing spondylodesis were performed, and the tumor was(More)
In this double-blind RCT, 4-month treatment with calcifediol compared with vitamin D3 improved gait speed by 18 % among young postmenopausal women. Consistently, change in 25(OH)D blood levels over time were significantly correlated with improvement in gait speed in these women. No effect could be demonstrated for trunk sway. The aim of this study is to(More)
BACKGROUND Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) are currently detected in patients with clinically suspicion. The aim of our study was to evaluate whether CRBSIs could be anticipated and detected in a subclinical stage by peptide nucleic acid fluorescence in situ hybridization (PNA FISH) using universal hybridization probes or acridine orange(More)
Puumala virus infection causes epidemic nephropathia (NE), a certain type of haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). Myopic shift is considered a pathognomonic sign of NE and HFRS but rates of ocular involvement vary. The aim of the study was to evaluate whether clinical and laboratory findings are associated with ophthalmic involvement in NE in(More)