Werner Sauseng

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate feasibility and toxicity of bevacizumab (Avastin), a monoclonal antibody directed against the vascular endothelial growth factor in children and young adults. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifteen patients (male: n = 8; female: n = 7; median age, 14.6 years) received bevacizumab for recurrent or progressive solid(More)
The aim of the study was to find out whether bladder voiding in healthy sleeping infants was accompanied by any arousal reaction. Polygraphic recordings were performed in 21 healthy infants (11 female) born at term. The infants' age at study entry was 42 +/- 4 days and actual body weight was 4852 +/- 689 g (mean +/- SD). Bladder voiding was recorded by an(More)
AIM To find out the reasons for mothers to either use or not use a pacifier and to find out the mother's reasons for changing their mind. METHOD We analysed the data of 174 mother-infant pairs by means of a semistructured questionnaire performed shortly after birth, and at the age of 7 weeks and 5 months, respectively. RESULTS The main reason for(More)
Ghrelin is a peptide hormone, which plays an important role in appetite regulation. The effects of exercise on ghrelin plasma concentrations are still not clear, especially in children and adolescents. The aim of this study was to investigate the response of acylated and total ghrelin concentrations to controlled exercise in school-aged children. Thirty-six(More)
BACKGROUND Pacifier use has been postulated to decrease the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The responsible mechanisms are, however, unclear. OBJECTIVES Since little is known about the non-nutritive sucking (NNS) habits of infants during sleep, we investigated NNS patterns and changes of physiological parameters during NNS in sleeping(More)
BACKGROUND Adults with transposition of the great arteries (TGA) after atrial switch repair have an increased risk for arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death. We analyzed whether a remote monitoring (RM) system as part of an implantable cardiac device contributes to timely recognition and improved treatment of critical arrhythmias in these patients. METHODS(More)
The incidence of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) in children is exceptionally low. However, during the last decade these tumors attracted increasing attention, because they were found to express the cell surface transmembrane receptor kit (CD117) that has tyrosine kinase activity. This tyrosine kinase can be semi-selectively inhibited by signal(More)
BACKGROUND Thermal stress is a risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Recently, baby sleeping bags have been recommended as a preventive measure against SIDS. The aim of this study was to describe in which way the use of baby sleeping bags might influence thermoregulation of sleeping infants and maybe the incidence of SIDS. METHODS Body(More)
AIM To evaluate whether bladder voiding in healthy infants is accompanied by body movements or any changes in heart rate (HR), respiratory frequency (RF) or electroencephalogram (EEG) frequency during sleep and during wakefulness. METHODS Polygraphic recordings were performed on 33 healthy infants (17 female) born at term. The infants' age at study entry(More)