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OBJECTIVE The aim was to analyze the effectiveness of treatment concerning obesity-associated comorbidities in clinical practice. METHODS A total of 11,681 overweight children with ≥ 6-month follow-up treated at 175 centers specialized in pediatric obesity care in Central Europe were included in this analysis (mean body mass index (BMI) 29.0 ± 5.6 kg(More)
In Austria the vaccination coverage among health care workers (HCW) - particularly among hospital personnel - is not sufficient. This is of specific concern, because not only the individual protection but also the prevention of disease transmission of vaccine preventable diseases between HCW and patients needs to be guaranteed. Particularly immunosuppressed(More)
BACKGROUND Development of factor VIII inhibitors is a serious complication in haemophilia A patients. Recombinant factor VIIa (rVIIa) is clinically effective, but its effects on haemostatic system need still to be fully elucidated. MATERIAL AND METHODS In an open controlled study, we measured thrombin generation (peak thrombin) in venous blood and(More)
BACKGROUND Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] is considered an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Its concentration is mainly determined by the kringle-IV repeat copy number variation (CNV) at the apolipoprotein(a) [apo(a)] locus. OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate the immediate effect of weight reduction on plasma Lp(a) levels and its dependency on(More)
Resting metabolic rate (RMR) and body composition were measured by indirect calorimetry and body impedance analysis in 14 obese children before weight loss, during weight reduction for 3 weeks with a conventional hypocaloric diet (730 kcal/3050 kJ) and 12 months after weight loss. The initial weight reduction (5.8 +/- 1.2 kg) resulted in a decrease in RMR(More)
OBJECTIVE Apolipoprotein (apo) A-IV is an antiatherogenic apolipoprotein, which may be involved in the regulation of food intake. Plasma apoA-IV is elevated in human obesity and apoA-IV polymorphisms have been associated with the extent of obesity. Our aim was to determine the effects of weight loss on plasma apo-IV in obese adolescents and to examine the(More)
UNLABELLED Reports on sudden death in Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) patients after the start of growth hormone (GH) treatment have been published recently. We observed a 4.7-y-old girl who showed a continuous increase in pulmonary artery pressure and died of cardiorespiratory failure 7 wk after GH therapy had been initiated, and a 9.3-y-old girl with(More)
We have measured systolic and diastolic blood pressure and excretions of sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium in groups of about 50 8- and 9-year-old boys from 19 European centres using standardized methods for the measurement of blood pressure and collection of urine, and by carrying out all analyses in one laboratory. Weight, height, pulse rate and(More)
OBJECTIVE Childhood obesity is high on the global public health agenda. Although risk factors are well known, the influence of social risk on the therapeutic outcome of lifestyle intervention is poorly examined. This study aims to investigate the influence of migration background, low education, and parental unemployment. METHODS 62,147 patients(More)