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A synopsis of different socio-medical consequences of inflammatory rheumatic diseases is not yet available for Germany. Therefore, the data reported during the past decade for rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, systemic sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematodes, and Wegener's granulomatosis are summarized in this article. Apart(More)
A vaccination eradication programme against Aujeszky's disease (AD), based on the use of gE-negative killed vaccine, was carried out between 1987 and 1992 in 5 Swedish weaner pig producing or farrow-to-finish herds, with 63 to 398 breeding animals. All breeding animals were tested at the start and the end of the programme. Seroprevalence to Aujeszky's(More)
Pediatric delirium (PD) is an acute state of brain dysfunction and is often seen in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). There is a growing awareness of its clinical interdisciplinary importance. The aim of this article was to describe the three clinical presentations, to evaluate the differential diagnosis and to give a concise and practical update(More)
An attenuated glycoprotein I-negative (gI-)/thymidine kinase-negative (TK-) constructed vaccine was used to eradicate Aujeszky's disease virus from a large farrow-to-finish herd in Sweden. The herd had had problems every year for seven years and two attempts to eradicate the virus without vaccination had failed. At the start of the vaccination programme 86(More)
The commission "Rehabilitation" of the German Society of Rheumatology compiled a data set for a routine report of the rehabilitation system for muskuloskeletal diseases. More than 250 rehabilitation hospitals offer inpatient rehabilitation for patients with musculoskeletal diseases. The prevalence of inpatient rehabilitation decreased due to new legislative(More)
This study was carried out in nine unvaccinated Swedish weaner pig-producing herds, ranging in size from 20 to 134 breeding animals, which had experienced a previous outbreak of Aujeszky's disease (AD) and in which seropositive sows were still present. The objective was to quantify the seroconversion rate to Aujeszky's disease virus (ADV) in breeding(More)