Michael Kundi

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Affiliation: Medical University of Vienna
Country: Austria

Publications

  1. pmc The controversy about a possible relationship between mobile phone use and cancer
    Michael Kundi
    Institute of Environmental Health, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Environ Health Perspect 117:316-24. 2009
  2. pmc "Epidemiology of health effects of radiofrequency exposure"
    Michael Kundi
    Environ Health Perspect 113:A151; author reply A151-2. 2005
  3. pmc EMFs and childhood leukemia
    Michael Kundi
    Environ Health Perspect 115:A395. 2007
  4. pmc Increased hallux angle in children and its association with insufficient length of footwear: a community based cross-sectional study
    Christian Klein
    Emco Clinic Bad Dürrnberg, Prof Martin Hell Str 7 9, 5422 Bad Dürrnberg, Austria
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:159. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint New hepatitis B vaccine formulated with an improved adjuvant system
    Michael Kundi
    Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Expert Rev Vaccines 6:133-40. 2007
  6. pmc Causality and the interpretation of epidemiologic evidence
    Michael Kundi
    Institute of Environmental Health, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
    Environ Health Perspect 114:969-74. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint The controversy about a possible relationship between mobile phone use and cancer
    Michael Kundi
    Institute of Environmental Health, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Cien Saude Colet 15:2415-30. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Impact of spinach consumption on DNA stability in peripheral lymphocytes and on biochemical blood parameters: results of a human intervention trial
    Beate Moser
    Institute of Cancer Research, Internal Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, Borschkegasse 8a, 1090, Vienna, Austria
    Eur J Nutr 50:587-94. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Instant coffee with high chlorogenic acid levels protects humans against oxidative damage of macromolecules
    Christine Hoelzl
    Department of Medicine I, Institute of Cancer Research, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Mol Nutr Food Res 54:1722-33. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Potent protection of gallic acid against DNA oxidation: results of human and animal experiments
    Franziska Ferk
    Institute of Cancer Research, Department of Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
    Mutat Res 715:61-71. 2011

Detail Information

Publications96

  1. pmc The controversy about a possible relationship between mobile phone use and cancer
    Michael Kundi
    Institute of Environmental Health, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Environ Health Perspect 117:316-24. 2009
    ....
  2. pmc "Epidemiology of health effects of radiofrequency exposure"
    Michael Kundi
    Environ Health Perspect 113:A151; author reply A151-2. 2005
  3. pmc EMFs and childhood leukemia
    Michael Kundi
    Environ Health Perspect 115:A395. 2007
  4. pmc Increased hallux angle in children and its association with insufficient length of footwear: a community based cross-sectional study
    Christian Klein
    Emco Clinic Bad Dürrnberg, Prof Martin Hell Str 7 9, 5422 Bad Dürrnberg, Austria
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:159. 2009
    ..This study aims to investigate whether this association can be statistically proven, and if children who wear shoes of insufficient length actually do have a higher risk of a more pronounced lateral deviation of the hallux...
  5. ncbi request reprint New hepatitis B vaccine formulated with an improved adjuvant system
    Michael Kundi
    Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Expert Rev Vaccines 6:133-40. 2007
    ..With the introduction of FENDrix there now exists an efficient alternative with superior immunogenicity that is, despite comparatively higher reactogenicity, well tolerated...
  6. pmc Causality and the interpretation of epidemiologic evidence
    Michael Kundi
    Institute of Environmental Health, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
    Environ Health Perspect 114:969-74. 2006
    ..Even though every verdict of causation is provisional, action must not be postponed until better evidence is available if our present knowledge appears to demand immediate measures for health protection...
  7. ncbi request reprint The controversy about a possible relationship between mobile phone use and cancer
    Michael Kundi
    Institute of Environmental Health, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Cien Saude Colet 15:2415-30. 2010
    ..The overall evidence speaks in favor of an increased risk, but its magnitude cannot be assessed at present because of insufficient information on long-term use...
  8. doi request reprint Impact of spinach consumption on DNA stability in peripheral lymphocytes and on biochemical blood parameters: results of a human intervention trial
    Beate Moser
    Institute of Cancer Research, Internal Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, Borschkegasse 8a, 1090, Vienna, Austria
    Eur J Nutr 50:587-94. 2011
    ..A controlled intervention trial was conducted to assess the impact of spinach consumption on DNA stability in lymphocytes and on health-related biochemical parameters...
  9. doi request reprint Instant coffee with high chlorogenic acid levels protects humans against oxidative damage of macromolecules
    Christine Hoelzl
    Department of Medicine I, Institute of Cancer Research, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Mol Nutr Food Res 54:1722-33. 2010
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Potent protection of gallic acid against DNA oxidation: results of human and animal experiments
    Franziska Ferk
    Institute of Cancer Research, Department of Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
    Mutat Res 715:61-71. 2011
    ..As the amount of GA used in the intervention trial is similar to the daily intake in Middle Europe (18 mg/person/day), our findings indicate that it may contribute to prevention of formation of oxidatively damaged DNA in humans...
  11. doi request reprint Impact of paper filtered coffee on oxidative DNA-damage: results of a clinical trial
    Miroslav Mišík
    Department of Inner Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, Borschkegasse 8a, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Mutat Res 692:42-8. 2010
    ..Overall, the results indicate that coffee consumption prevents endogenous formation of oxidative DNA-damage in human, this observation may be causally related to beneficial health effects of coffee seen in earlier studies...
  12. doi request reprint Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) and hepatitis B nonresponders feature different immunologic mechanisms in response to TBE and influenza vaccination with involvement of regulatory T and B cells and IL-10
    Erika Garner-Spitzer
    Institute for Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna 1090, Austria
    J Immunol 191:2426-36. 2013
    ..We conclude that immunological pathways of nonresponsiveness follow different patterns depending both on vaccine Ag and genetic predisposition of the vaccinee. ..
  13. ncbi request reprint Induction of nuclear anomalies in exfoliated buccal cells of coca chewers: results of a field study
    Armen Nersesyan
    Department of Internal Medicine 1, Institute of Cancer Research, Medical University of Vienna, Borschkegasse 8a, 1090, Vienna, Austria
    Arch Toxicol 87:529-34. 2013
    ..However, the significant increase in certain anomalies shows that acute toxic effects are caused by coca consumption...
  14. doi request reprint Modified World Health Organization hand rub formulations comply with European efficacy requirements for preoperative surgical hand preparations
    Miranda Suchomel
    Institute of Hygiene and Applied Immunology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:245-50. 2013
    ..Even when modified with approximately 5% higher alcohol content, the formulations proved to be inferior to the reference of the norm when measured after 3 hours...
  15. doi request reprint DNA-protective effects of sumach (Rhus coriaria L.), a common spice: results of human and animal studies
    Asima Chakraborty
    Institute of Cancer Research, Department of Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, Borschkegasse 8a, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Mutat Res 661:10-7. 2009
    ..Supplementation of the drinking water (0.02g/kg per animal) decreased the formation of oxidized DNA bases in colon, liver, lung and lymphocytes; also after gamma-irradiation pronounced effects were seen...
  16. doi request reprint Portal pressure predicts outcome and safety of antiviral therapy in cirrhotic patients with hepatitis C virus infection
    Thomas Reiberger
    Department of Internal Medicine III, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 9:602-8.e1. 2011
    ..There are limited data on the efficacy and safety of antiviral therapy in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related cirrhosis, particularly on the impact of portal hypertension...
  17. doi request reprint Semivolatile compounds in schools and their influence on cognitive performance of children
    Hans Peter Hutter
    Institute of Environmental Health, Center for Public Health, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Int J Occup Med Environ Health 26:628-35. 2013
    ..To investigate the relationship between school indoor air pollutants and cognitive performance in elementary school children, a multidisciplinary study was planned in all-day schools in Austria...
  18. pmc Mechanistic insights into the impairment of memory B cells and antibody production in the elderly
    Judith H Aberle
    Department of Virology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Age (Dordr) 35:371-81. 2013
    ..The data suggest that the dramatically lower antibody response in the elderly could only partially be accounted for by the reduced B cell numbers and was strongly correlated with profound functional defects in CD4 help...
  19. doi request reprint Factors associated with seroimmunity against tick borne encephalitis virus 10 years after booster vaccination
    Maria Paulke-Korinek
    Department of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Vaccine 31:1293-7. 2013
    ..History of any allergy but not previous exposure to other flaviviral antigens was associated with higher neutralization titers. In subjects with waning immunity, a single booster dose induced a strong anamnestic antibody response...
  20. ncbi request reprint Prevention of oxidative DNA damage in inner organs and lymphocytes of rats by green tea extract
    Nina Kager
    Department of Medicine I, Institute of Cancer Research, Medical University of Vienna, Borschkegasse 8a, 1090, Vienna, Austria
    Eur J Nutr 49:227-34. 2010
    ..The evidence for AO effects of GT is mainly based on the results from in vitro experiments and on animal studies in which protection against chemically induced damage was monitored...
  21. doi request reprint Formation of micronuclei and other nuclear anomalies in exfoliated nasal and oral cells: results of a human study with workers in a power plant processing poultry litter
    Georg Wultsch
    Institute of Cancer Research, Internal Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 216:82-7. 2013
    ..However, the lack of induction of anomalies that reflect chromosomal damage indicate that no health effects will take place which are due to instability of the genetic material...
  22. pmc Vaccination and tick-borne encephalitis, central Europe
    Franz X Heinz
    Department of Virology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Emerg Infect Dis 19:69-76. 2013
    ..Incidence rates remained high for the nonvaccinated population. The vaccine was effective for persons in all age groups. During 2000-2011 in Austria, ≈4,000 cases of TBE were prevented by vaccination...
  23. ncbi request reprint Booster vaccinations against tick-borne encephalitis: 6 years follow-up indicates long-term protection
    Maria Paulke-Korinek
    Department of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine, Center for Physiology, Pathophysiology and Immunology, Medical University of Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Vaccine 27:7027-30. 2009
    ..Therefore, recommendations on booster intervals in TBE endemic areas should be adapted by weighting the risk of infection against the risk of short-lived immunity...
  24. doi request reprint Herd immunity after two years of the universal mass vaccination program against rotavirus gastroenteritis in Austria
    Maria Paulke-Korinek
    Institute of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Vaccine 29:2791-6. 2011
    ..In 2009 the disease burden was highest in children below three months of age stressing the importance of the early start of the immunization course...
  25. doi request reprint Persistence of antibodies in 4-8 year old Austrian children after vaccination with hexavalent DTaP-HBV-IPV/Hib and MMR vaccines
    Maria Paulke-Korinek
    Department of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine, Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology, Medical University of Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15, Vienna, Austria
    Vaccine 29:5130-6. 2011
    ..The low levels of antibodies 1-7 years after vaccination against pertussis, rubella and mumps after only one vaccination should be considered when recommending new vaccination schedules...
  26. doi request reprint Considerable under-treatment of chronic HCV infection in HIV patients despite acceptable sustained virological response rates in a real-life setting
    Thomas Reiberger
    Department of Internal Medicine III, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Antivir Ther 16:815-24. 2011
    ..According to guidelines, treatment of HCV infection should be considered a priority in HIV-HCV-coinfected patients...
  27. doi request reprint Characteristics of invasive pneumococcal disease in hospitalized children in Austria
    Maria Paulke-Korinek
    Institute of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine, Center for Physiology, Pathophysiology and Immunology, Medical University Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15, 1090, Vienna, Austria
    Eur J Pediatr 173:469-76. 2014
    ..Among antimicrobial resistances detected, macrolide resistance was predominant; however, between 2002 and 2012, we saw an overall decrease of resistance rates...
  28. doi request reprint Correlation between humoral and cellular immune responses and the expression of the hepatitis A receptor HAVcr-1 on T cells after hepatitis A re-vaccination in high and low-responder vaccinees
    Erika Garner-Spitzer
    Department of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine, Center for Physiology, Pathophysiology and Immunology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Vaccine 27:197-204. 2009
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Tinnitus and mobile phone use
    Hans Peter Hutter
    Institute of Environmental Health, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Occup Environ Med 67:804-8. 2010
    ..There is anecdotal evidence of an link between mobile phone use and tinnitus, but so far there have been no systematic investigations into this possible association...
  30. doi request reprint Testing of the World Health Organization recommended formulations in their application as hygienic hand rubs and proposals for increased efficacy
    Miranda Suchomel
    Institute of Hygiene and Applied Immunology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
    Am J Infect Control 40:328-31. 2012
    ..Therefore, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended 2 hand rub formulations (WHO I and WHO II) for local production in health care settings where commercial products are not available or are too expensive...
  31. doi request reprint DNA damage in response to an Ironman triathlon
    Stefanie Reichhold
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Free Radic Res 43:753-60. 2009
    ..01) and the total antioxidant status increased (p<0.01) immediately after the race. The results indicate that ultra-endurance exercise does not cause prolonged DNA damage in well-trained male athletes...
  32. ncbi request reprint The sensitivity of biomarkers for genotoxicity and acute cytotoxicity in nasal and buccal cells of welders
    Georg Wultsch
    Institute of Cancer Research, Department of Medicine I, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Medical University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 217:492-8. 2014
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Indoor air in schools and lung function of Austrian school children
    Peter Wallner
    Institute of Environmental Health, Center for Public Health, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    J Environ Monit 14:1976-82. 2012
    ..Although, in general, the quality of school indoor air was not worse than that reported for homes, effects on the respiratory health of children cannot be excluded. A multi-faceted strategy to improve the school environment is needed...
  34. ncbi request reprint Universal mass vaccination against rotavirus gastroenteritis: impact on hospitalization rates in austrian children
    Maria Paulke-Korinek
    Department of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine, Center for Physiology, Pathophysiology and Immunology, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 29:319-23. 2010
    ..Since July 2007, rotavirus vaccinations have been subsidized in Austria for all children from the seventh week up to the sixth month of life. Vaccination coverage over the whole period was 72% with an increase to 87% in 2008...
  35. doi request reprint Diagnosis of temporomandibular dysfunction syndrome--image quality at 1.5 and 3.0 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging
    Martina Schmid-Schwap
    Department of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, Bernhard Gottlieb University Clinic of Dentistry, Währingerstrasse 25a, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Eur Radiol 19:1239-45. 2009
    ..001) and position (P < 0.001) was obtained. With comparable examination sequences and identical resolution, the 3.0 T MRI of the temporomandibular joint increases the perceptibility of joint structures...
  36. ncbi request reprint Antibody persistence following booster vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis: 3-year post-booster follow-up
    Pamela Rendi-Wagner
    Department of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine, Medical University Vienna, Austria
    Vaccine 25:5097-101. 2007
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Heatwaves in Vienna: effects on mortality
    Hans Peter Hutter
    Institute of Environmental Health, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 119:223-7. 2007
    ..The hot summer of 2003 brought about increased mortality in southern and western Europe, highlighting the health impact of heatwaves. No Austrian mortality data have yet been reported for this summer period...
  38. ncbi request reprint CD4+ T cell responses in patients with chronic hepatitis C undergoing peginterferon/ribavirin therapy correlate with faster, but not sustained, viral clearance
    Judith H Aberle
    Institute of Virology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, 1095, Austria
    J Infect Dis 195:1315-9. 2007
    ..The detectability of NS3-4--directed Th1 responses was associated with faster viremia clearance, was short-lived, and did not seem to be associated with the final treatment outcome...
  39. ncbi request reprint Seasonal variations in detecting Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in rodents from north eastern Austria
    Gelas Khanakah
    Institute of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 118:754-8. 2006
    ..sylvaticus, M. arvalis and C. glareolus as reservoir animals for B. afzelii, B. garinii and B. burgdorferi sensu stricto, agents of Lyme borreliosis. Notable is the salient presence of B. garinii in heart specimens of A. sylvaticus...
  40. ncbi request reprint Reproducibility and workability of the European test standard EN 12791 regarding the effectiveness of surgical hand antiseptics: a randomized, multicenter trial
    Manfred Rotter
    Institute of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University, Vienna, Austria
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:935-9. 2006
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Active hospital-based surveillance of rotavirus diarrhea in Austrian children, period 1997 to 2003
    Pamela Rendi-Wagner
    Department of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine, Center for Physiology and Pathophysiology, Medical University Vienna, and St Anna Kinderspital, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 118:280-5. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to provide data on hospitalization of young children with rotavirus infection in Austria...
  42. ncbi request reprint Oral acupuncture in the therapy of craniomandibular dysfunction syndrome -- a randomized controlled trial
    Martina Schmid-Schwap
    Department of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, University Clinic of Dentistry, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 118:36-42. 2006
    ..Patients with disorders of the stomatognathic system describe pain and clicking phenomena as primary symptoms. Rapid improvement of the pain is required to ensure and maintain adequate patient compliance...
  43. ncbi request reprint Quantitation of minimal residual disease in acute myeloid leukemia by tryptase monitoring identifies a group of patients with a high risk of relapse
    Wolfgang R Sperr
    Department of Internal Medicine I, Division of Hematology and Hemostaseology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
    Clin Cancer Res 11:6536-43. 2005
    ..In these patients, serum tryptase levels are elevated at diagnosis and decrease to normal (<15 ng/mL) or near normal values in those achieving complete hematologic remission (CR) after chemotherapy...
  44. ncbi request reprint Single versus dual respiratory virus infections in hospitalized infants: impact on clinical course of disease and interferon-gamma response
    Judith H Aberle
    Institute of Virology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:605-10. 2005
    ..This study aimed to determine the impact of a dual respiratory viral infection on specific aspects of the infant's immune response and the clinical course of illness...
  45. ncbi request reprint Population kinetics of the skin flora on gloved hands following surgical hand disinfection with 3 propanol-based hand rubs: a prospective, randomized, double-blind trial
    Manfred L Rotter
    Institute of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15, A 1095 Vienna, Austria
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:346-50. 2007
    ..To study the bacterial population kinetics on gloved hands following hand treatment with 3 optically indistinguishable, alcohol-based surgical hand rubs, with and without supplements to delay bacterial regrowth...
  46. ncbi request reprint Hospital-based active surveillance of childhood pertussis in Austria from 1996 to 2003: estimates of incidence and vaccine effectiveness of whole-cell and acellular vaccine
    Pamela Rendi-Wagner
    Department of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine, Centre for Physiology and Pathophysiology, Medical University Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Vaccine 24:5960-5. 2006
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint 0033 Early predictors of noise-induced hearing loss
    Hanns Moshammer
    Institute of Environmental Health, Medical University, Vienna, Austria
    Occup Environ Med 71:A62. 2014
    ..Earlier attempts to define predictors of NIHL before commencing occupational noise exposure have largely failed. From a preventive point of view it would be essential to study predictive factors...
  48. doi request reprint Association of HCMV specific IgG subclass antibody levels with gender and age
    Benedikt Simon
    Department of Virology, Medical University of Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15, A 1095 Wien, Austria
    Exp Gerontol 48:472-5. 2013
    ..The analysis of IgG subclass titres therefore could further be used to refine previously established clinical associations of aging with total HCMV specific IgG AB titres...
  49. doi request reprint Proposed score for survival of patients with myelodysplastic syndromes
    Wolfgang R Sperr
    Division of Hematology and Hemostaseology, Department of Internal Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Eur J Clin Invest 43:1120-8. 2013
    ..However, most established risk scores include mainly disease-related parameters and thus focus on leukaemia-transformation rather than survival...
  50. doi request reprint Immunoregulation by Toxoplasma gondii infection prevents allergic immune responses in mice
    Angelika Wagner
    Department of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine, Center for Physiology, Pathophysiology and Immunology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Int J Parasitol 39:465-72. 2009
    ..gondii infection. Our data demonstrate that T. gondii exhibits strong immunomodulating properties which lead to prevention of allergic immune responses and thereby support the hygiene hypothesis...
  51. ncbi request reprint Increased risk of mother-to-infant transmission of hepatitis C virus by intrapartum infantile exposure to maternal blood
    Christoph Steininger
    Institute of Virology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    J Infect Dis 187:345-51. 2003
    ..Consequently, cesarean section may reduce the risk of vertical HCV transmission in selected cases...
  52. pmc Influence of pre- and post-usage flushing frequencies on bacterial water quality of non-touch water fittings
    Miranda Suchomel
    Clinical Institute for Hospital Hygiene, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18 20, Vienna 1090, Austria
    BMC Infect Dis 13:402. 2013
    ..However, the ideal duration of post-flushing is unknown as well as the effect of pre-rinsing with cold water before use...
  53. doi request reprint Assessing lung function and respiratory health in schoolchildren as a means to improve local environmental conditions
    Hans Peter Hutter
    Institute of Environmental Health, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15, A 1095 Vienna, Austria
    J Public Health Policy 30:144-57. 2009
    ..Our study provides an example for a feasible strategy to provide local decision makers with recommendations based on scientific evidence and actual observations and to help them implement measures in accordance with CEHAPE...
  54. ncbi request reprint Poor-to-moderate agreement between self and proxy interviews of mobile phone use
    Hans Peter Hutter
    Institute of Environmental Health, Center for Public Health, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Bioelectromagnetics 33:561-7. 2012
    ..Agreement concerning the important information about side of the head the mobile phone is held during calls was poorest and only slightly better than chance...
  55. ncbi request reprint Sex-specific differences in patients with temporomandibular disorders
    Martina Schmid-Schwap
    Department of Prosthodontics, Bernhard Gottlieb University Clinic of Dentistry, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    J Orofac Pain 27:42-50. 2013
    ..To explore potential differences in characteristics of patients that might account for sex-specific differences in temporomandibular disorders (TMD)...
  56. doi request reprint Estimated health impact of a shift from light fuel to residential wood-burning in Upper Austria
    Daniela Haluza
    Institute of Environmental Health, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse, Vienna, Austria
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 22:339-43. 2012
    ..4 million inhabitants per year for scenarios 2 and 3, respectively. Without adequate strategies for reducing the emissions of domestic heating facilities, replacement of fossil energy sources could lead to an increased health risk...
  57. doi request reprint Qualitative and quantitative assessment of nailfold capillaries by capillaroscopy in healthy volunteers
    Christian Hoerth
    Medical University of Vienna, Austria
    Vasa 41:19-26. 2012
    ..Although successfully applied since many years, little is known about prevalence and distribution of NVC changes in healthy individuals...
  58. pmc Effectiveness of reverse transcription-PCR, virus isolation, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for diagnosis of influenza A virus infection in different age groups
    Christoph Steininger
    Virology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    J Clin Microbiol 40:2051-6. 2002
    ..Our results demonstrate that the ELISA is reliable for rapid laboratory diagnosis of influenza in infants and young children, but for older patients application of RT-PCR or virus isolation is necessary to avoid false negative results...
  59. doi request reprint Expression and prognostic significance of different mRNA 5'-end variants of the oncogene EVI1 in 266 patients with de novo AML: EVI1 and MDS1/EVI1 overexpression both predict short remission duration
    Katja Haas
    Department of Medical Genetics, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Genes Chromosomes Cancer 47:288-98. 2008
    ..This article contains Supplementary Material available at http://www.interscience.wiley.com/jpages/1045-2257/suppmat...
  60. ncbi request reprint Distinct differences in clinical manifestation and viral laboratory parameters between children and adults with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 infection--a retrospective comparative analysis
    Monika Redlberger-Fritz
    Department of Virology, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    J Med Virol 86:1048-55. 2014
    ..In summary, the differences in the clinical picture between children and adults should be taken into consideration for the clinical diagnosis of influenza and also for a future discussion on age specific influenza case definitions...
  61. pmc Neutralization of antimicrobial substances in new BacT/Alert FA and FN Plus blood culture bottles
    Dieter Mitteregger
    Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    J Clin Microbiol 51:1534-40. 2013
    ....
  62. pmc Prognostic factors for intensive care unit admission, intensive care outcome, and post-intensive care survival in patients with de novo acute myeloid leukemia: a single center experience
    Peter Schellongowski
    Division of Hematology and Hemostaseology, Department of Internal Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18 20, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Haematologica 96:231-7. 2011
    ....
  63. doi request reprint Impact of smoking on the frequencies of micronuclei and other nuclear abnormalities in exfoliated oral cells: a comparative study with different cigarette types
    Armen Nersesyan
    Institute of Cancer Research, Department of Internal Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, Borschkegasse 8a, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Mutagenesis 26:295-301. 2011
    ..In case it can be substantiated it will have an impact on the ongoing discussion of the health risks associated with nicotine replacement therapy...
  64. doi request reprint Pretravel consultation: rapid dipstick test as a decision guidance for the application of tetanus booster vaccinations
    Maria Paulke-Korinek
    Department of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine, Center for Physiology, Pathophysiology and Immunology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    J Travel Med 15:437-41. 2008
    ..This immunochromatographic dipstick test yields a positive or negative result...
  65. doi request reprint Consumption of Brussels sprouts protects peripheral human lymphocytes against 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP) and oxidative DNA-damage: results of a controlled human intervention trial
    Christine Hoelzl
    Institute of Cancer Research, Department of Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Mol Nutr Food Res 52:330-41. 2008
    ..Our study shows for the first time that sprout consumption leads to inhibition of sulfotransferases in humans and to protection against PhIP and oxidative DNA-damage...
  66. doi request reprint Surgical hand rub: Influence of duration of application on the immediate and 3-hours effects of n-propanol and isopropanol
    Miranda Suchomel
    Department of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15, Vienna, Austria
    Am J Infect Control 37:289-93. 2009
    ..The recommended duration for surgical hand treatment has been changed from 10 over 5 to 3 minutes and even shorter...
  67. ncbi request reprint IP-10 correlates with hepatitis C viral load, hepatic inflammation and fibrosis and predicts hepatitis C virus relapse or non-response in HIV-HCV coinfection
    Thomas Reiberger
    Department of Gastroenterology et Hepatology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Antivir Ther 13:969-76. 2008
    ..We aimed to clarify the role of IP-10 in HIV-HCV coinfection...
  68. ncbi request reprint Field effectiveness of vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis
    Franz X Heinz
    Institute of Virology, Medical University of Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15, AT 1095 Vienna, Austria
    Vaccine 25:7559-67. 2007
    ..Our data confirm the excellent performance of TBE vaccine under field conditions and provide evidence that, in Austria, about 2800 cases were prevented by vaccination in the years 2000-2006...
  69. doi request reprint Evaluation of the prognostic significance of eosinophilia and basophilia in a larger cohort of patients with myelodysplastic syndromes
    Friedrich Wimazal
    Department of Internal Medicine I, Division of Hematology and Hemostaseology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Cancer 116:2372-81. 2010
    ..However, although the prognostic value of neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, and monocytosis have been documented, little is known about the impact of eosinophils and basophils...
  70. doi request reprint Trends in mortality and mean age at death from lung cancer in Austria (1975-2007)
    Livia Borsoi
    Institute of Environmental Health, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15, Vienna, Austria
    Cancer Epidemiol 35:120-5. 2011
    ..Results are assessed with respect to secular trends in smoking habits...
  71. ncbi request reprint Delayed tumor onset and reduced tumor growth progression after immunization with a Her-2/neu multi-peptide vaccine and IL-12 in c-neu transgenic mice
    Stefan Wagner
    Department of Pathophysiology, Center for Physiology and Pathophysiology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 106:29-38. 2007
    ..Our findings clearly demonstrate that this multi-peptide vaccine is effective in tumor prevention and support its use against minimal disease, drug-resistant tumors or even for prophylaxis against cancers overexpressing Her-2/neu...
  72. ncbi request reprint A novel type of influenza vaccine: safety and immunogenicity of replication-deficient influenza virus created by deletion of the interferon antagonist NS1
    Volker Wacheck
    Departments of Clinical Pharmacology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    J Infect Dis 201:354-62. 2010
    ..Further studies are warranted to determine whether these results translate into protection from influenza virus infection. TRIAL REGISTRATION. ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00724997 ...
  73. ncbi request reprint Persistence of seroprotection 10 years after primary hepatitis A vaccination in an unselected study population
    Pamela Rendi-Wagner
    Department of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine, Center for Physiology and Pathophysiology, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Vaccine 25:927-31. 2007
    ..001). The only parameter predicting a titer below 10 mIU/ml 10 years after vaccination was the body mass index (p=0.001). This study confirms that protection following primary hepatitis A vaccination persists for more than 10 years...
  74. pmc Reliability of nested PCR for detection of Chlamydia pneumoniae DNA in atheromas: results from a multicenter study applying standardized protocols
    Petra Apfalter
    Division of Clinical Microbiology, Hygiene Institute, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    J Clin Microbiol 40:4428-34. 2002
    ..The results of studies by nested PCR for detection of the prevalence of C. pneumoniae will always be questionable...
  75. ncbi request reprint Degree of atherosclerosis predicts short-term commitment for smoking cessation therapy
    Mirko Hirschl
    Department of Angiology, Hanusch Hospital, Vienna, Austria
    Prev Med 39:142-6. 2004
    ..Only little is known about factors that influence the smokers' propensity to start smoking cessation therapy and stay within such programs...
  76. ncbi request reprint Antigens drive memory IgE responses in human allergy via the nasal mucosa
    Verena Niederberger
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 142:133-44. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of nasal allergen encounter on the molecular profile and magnitude of memory IgE responses and on systemic sensitivity...
  77. ncbi request reprint Anti-ulcer drugs promote IgE formation toward dietary antigens in adult patients
    Eva Untersmayr
    Center of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    FASEB J 19:656-8. 2005
    ..In line with our previous animal experiments, our data strongly suggest that anti-ulcer treatment primes the development of IgE toward dietary compounds in long-term acid-suppressed patients...
  78. ncbi request reprint Effects of heavy metal contamination of soils on micronucleus induction in Tradescantia and on microbial enzyme activities: a comparative investigation
    Bernhard J Majer
    Institute of Cancer Research, University of Vienna, Borschkegasse 8a, A 1090, Vienna, Austria
    Mutat Res 515:111-24. 2002
    ....
  79. ncbi request reprint Suppression of human melanoma tumor growth in SCID mice by a human high molecular weight-melanoma associated antigen (HMW-MAA) specific monoclonal antibody
    Christine Hafner
    Department of Dermatology, Division of General Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Int J Cancer 114:426-32. 2005
    ..28S. Our results suggest that anti-HMW-MAA mAbs may represent useful reagents to apply passive immunotherapy to patients with malignant melanoma...
  80. ncbi request reprint Causality and the interpretation of epidemiologic evidence
    Michael Kundi
    Institute of Environmental Health, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna Kinderspitalgasse 15, 1095 Vienna Austria
    Cien Saude Colet 12:419-28. 2007
    ..Even though every verdict of causation is provisional, action must not be postponed if our present knowledge appears to demand immediate measures for health protection...
  81. ncbi request reprint Mobile telephones and cancer--a review of epidemiological evidence
    Michael Kundi
    Institute of Environmental Health, Department for Occupational and Social Hygiene, Medical Faculty, University of Vienna Kinderspitalgasse 15 A 1095 Vienna Austria
    J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev 7:351-84. 2004
    ..3 and 4.6 with highest overall risk for acoustic neuroma (3.5) and uveal melanoma (4.2), and there is evidence for enhanced cancer risk with increasing latency and duration of mobile phone use...
  82. ncbi request reprint Low level laser therapy in primary Raynaud's phenomenon--results of a placebo controlled, double blind intervention study
    Mirko Hirschl
    Department of Angiology, Hanusch Hospital, Heinrich Collinstrasse 30, A 1140 Vienna, Austria
    J Rheumatol 31:2408-12. 2004
    ..To assess the efficacy of low level laser therapy in patients with primary Raynaud's phenomenon and predict the success of laser therapy by clinical characteristics...
  83. ncbi request reprint Prospective surveillance of incidence, serotypes and antimicrobial susceptibility of invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae among hospitalized children in Austria
    Pamela Rendi-Wagner
    Department of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine, Institute of Pathophysiology, Medical University Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15, A 1095 Vienna, Austria
    J Antimicrob Chemother 53:826-31. 2004
    ....
  84. ncbi request reprint Horses and Borrelia: immunoblot patterns with five Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato strains and sera from horses of various stud farms in Austria and from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna
    Iris Muller
    Institute for Hygiene and Medical Microbiology of the University Vienna, Wien, Austria
    Int J Med Microbiol 291:80-7. 2002
    ..burgdorferi sensu lato but, apparently, developed only rarely, if at all, clinical diseases. The infectious agent is predominantly B. afzelii. Antibodies to other borrelia genospecies are predominantly due to cross reactivity...
  85. ncbi request reprint Lead in drinking water of Vienna in comparison to other European countries and accordance with recent guidelines
    Thomas Haider
    Institute of Environmental Hygiene, University of Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15, A 1095 Vienna, Austria
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 205:399-403. 2002
    ..In comparison to other European countries the percentage of samples exceeding the guideline levels (50 micrograms/l as current value and 10 micrograms/l as target value) was lower...
  86. ncbi request reprint Sudden and unexpected deaths after the administration of hexavalent vaccines (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B, Haemophilius influenzae type b): is there a signal?
    Rudiger Von Kries
    Institut für Soziale Pädiatrie und Jugendmedizin der Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Heiglhofstrasse 63, 81377 Munich, Germany
    Eur J Pediatr 164:61-9. 2005
    ..06 cases expected) and 23.5 (95% CI 4.8-68,6) for within 2 days after vaccination (three cases observed; 0.13 cases expected). Extensive sensitivity analyses could not attribute these findings to limitations of the data sources...
  87. ncbi request reprint Antibody maturation and viremia after primary cytomegalovirus infection, in immunocompetent patients and kidney-transplant patients
    Christoph Steininger
    Department of Medicine I, Infectious Diseases Unit, University Clinic Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    J Infect Dis 190:1908-12. 2004
    ..In conclusion, antibody maturation continues in immunocompetent patients for a period longer than previously had been thought and is significantly delayed or even inhibited in kidney-transplant patients...
  88. ncbi request reprint Re: "cellular telephone use and risk of acoustic neuroma"
    Michael Kundi
    Am J Epidemiol 160:923-4; author reply 924-5. 2004
  89. ncbi request reprint Electric blanket use and breast cancer
    Michael Kundi
    Epidemiology 15:376-7; author reply 377-8. 2004
  90. ncbi request reprint Public perception of risk concerning celltowers and mobile phones
    Hans Peter Hutter
    Department of Occupational and Social Health, Institute of Environment Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universitiy of Vienna
    Soz Praventivmed 49:62-6. 2004
    ..The study was to examine whether or not neighbours of celltowers are particularly concerned about adverse health effects of mobile phones and their base stations...
  91. ncbi request reprint Genotoxic response of Austrian groundwater samples treated under standardized UV (254 nm)--disinfection conditions in a combination of three different bioassays
    Thomas Haider
    Institute of Environmental Hygiene, University of Vienna, Austria
    Water Res 36:25-32. 2002
    ..9) all samples after UV disinfection were devoid of additional mutagenic and clastogenic activities compared to the samples before UV disinfection...
  92. ncbi request reprint Relationship between detection limit and bias of accuracy of quantification of RNA by RT-PCR
    Carsten Urban
    Baxter Vaccine AG, Biomedical Research Center, Uferstr 15, 2304, Orth Donau, Austria
    Mol Cell Probes 17:171-4. 2003
    ..In addition, evidence is presented that an evaluation assuming a log-normal distribution is more appropriate...
  93. ncbi request reprint Comment on "developing policy in the face of scientific uncertainty: interpreting 0.3 microT or 0.4 microT cutpoints from EMF epidemiologic studies" by Kheifets et al. in Risk Analysis, 25(4), 927-935
    Michael Kundi
    Risk Anal 26:579-81; author reply 583-4. 2006
  94. ncbi request reprint Risk assessment in elderly for sensitization to food and respiratory allergens
    Noemi Bakos
    Department of Dermatology, Hetenyi Geza Hospital, Szolnok, Hungary
    Immunol Lett 107:15-21. 2006
    ..001). The risk factors for sensitization in elderly to respiratory allergens were chronic damage of respiratory epithelia due to smoking, and for sensitization to food allergens chronic alcohol consumption...
  95. ncbi request reprint Comments on "Long-term exposure of Emicro-Pim1 transgenic mice to 898.4 MHz microwaves does not increase lymphoma incidence" by Utteridge et al., Radiat. Res. 158, 357-364 (2002)
    Michael Kundi
    Radiat Res 159:274; author reply 276-8. 2003