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To investigate the causes and clinical characteristics of acute pharyngitis among school-aged children (4 to 18 years), we obtained throat cultures for respiratory viruses, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, group A streptococcus, and Chlamydia trachomatis from 320 patients with sore throat and 308 controls without respiratory complaints. The study was conducted from(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine predictors of delayed diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease in children and adolescents. STUDY DESIGN A total of 2,436 patients (age 0-18 years) with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or unclassified colitis were included from 53 pediatric gastroenterologists. Predictors were examined with the proportional hazards model,(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can arise at any age, with peak incidence in adolescence and young adulthood. A registry of pediatric cases of IBD offers the opportunity to document their diagnosis and treatment, with the ultimate aim of improving diagnosis and treatment in the future. METHODS In the German-language CEDATA-GPGE registry, 3991(More)
BACKGROUND Pediatric lifestyle interventions have positive short-term effects on obese patients. Studies on long-term effects are still scarce in Europe. We investigated long-term weight patterns and sociodemographic predictors of a weight change in a large Central European (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) overweight pediatric cohort. METHODS The APV(More)
Johanson-Blizzard syndrome (JBS) is a rare, autosomal recessive disorder characterized by exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, typical facial features, dental anomalies, hypothyroidism, sensorineural hearing loss, scalp defects, urogenital and anorectal anomalies, short stature, and cognitive impairment of variable degree. This syndrome is caused by a defect(More)
Overweight and obese youth represent a challenge for the affected individual, the healthcare system as well as society as a whole. Increased long-term cardiovascular risk is one of the major consequences of early-onset obesity, affecting both life expectancy and quality of life. The aim of this report is to study the effects of age, gender and obesity(More)
Einer 71-jährigen Patientin wurde aufgrund eines zervikalen Bandscheibenprolapses eine Prothese implantiert. Postoperativ trat eine Einblutung in die kollaren Weichteile auf. Nach erfolgter Computertomographie- (CT-)Diagnostik kam es bei der Rachenanästhesie für die fiberoptische Reintubation zur perakuten respiratorischen Dekompensation. Die Patientin(More)
Background. Magnetic resonance cholangiography (MRC) is a relatively new, non-invasive imaging technique of the biliary tree that has shown good correlation with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. The liver manifestation of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) is congenital hepatic fibrosis (CHF). CHF may be accompanied by(More)
The introduction of molecular biology techniques in the diagnostics of chronic hepatitis B virus infection proved HBV DNA to be the most sensitive marker of viral replication and infectivity. The aim of our study was to characterize the HBV DNA status in children with chronic hepatitis B with various molecular biology techniques in relation to conventional(More)