Reinhild Wallner

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To control for likely overreporting of abstinence in clinical trials of smoking cessation aids, field convention demands the corroboration of subjects' self-reports by a biochemical/pharmacological marker. It is, however, currently debated if urinary cotinine (UC), a metabolite of nicotine, should be preferred because of its higher sensitivity, although(More)
Coronary disease (greater than or equal to 50% narrowing) confined to only the diagonal branch of the left anterior descending artery or to the marginal branch of the left circumflex artery, or both, is uncommon. Only 19 patients with disease as defined above were identified in a group of 1000 consecutive patients with an angiographic diagnosis of coronary(More)
AIMS To compare the efficacy and safety of a novel psychological intervention for smoking cessation called psychodynamic model (PDM) training to an active control condition of sustained-release bupropion. DESIGN Randomized controlled clinical trial with allocation concealment. SETTING Private psychiatric practice. PARTICIPANTS Seven hundred and(More)
Malignant soft-tissue neoplasms may be demonstrated in the course of triple-phase skeletal scintigraphy due to the presence of either abnormal vascularity or calcifications. We report the unusual case of a malignant lymphoma which was detected in the vascular phases of a triple-phase skeletal scintigraphic study but was not visualized utilizing conventional(More)