Affiliation: Medical University of Graz
- Diagnostic and prognostic impact of urinary catecholamines in neuroblastoma patientsVolker Strenger
Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
Pediatr Blood Cancer 48:504-9. 2007..Urinary catecholamine metabolites are well-known to be elevated in patients with neuroblastoma. Some investigators have described different patterns in favorable and unfavorable cases. However, extended studies have not been published...
- Images in haematology. Cervical mass after cytotoxic chemotherapy, secondary malignancy or epiphenomenon?V Strenger
Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
Br J Haematol 135:1. 2006
- Intracerebral cavernous hemangioma after cranial irradiation in childhood. Incidence and risk factorsVolker Strenger
Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Strahlenther Onkol 184:276-80. 2008..However, only sporadic cases of radiation-induced cavernous hemangiomas (RICH) have been reported so far...
- Procalcitonin--a marker of invasive fungal infection?H J Dornbusch
Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescence Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Support Care Cancer 13:343-6. 2005..In the early phase of IFI, PCT was elevated in fewer than half of invasive candidiasis episodes and in only one patient (5.3%) with invasive aspergillosis. Due to low sensitivity and specificity, PCT adds little to the diagnosis of IFI...
- Stem cell transplantation in 6 children with parvovirus B19- induced severe aplastic anaemia or myelodysplastic syndromeC Urban
Division of Pediatric Haematology and Oncology, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Klin Padiatr 223:332-4. 2011..In conclusion, HSCT in children with PVB19 induced SAA or MDS is feasible, even though some patients may develop delayed engraftment or prolonged poor graft function...
- Procalcitonin and C-reactive protein do not discriminate between febrile reaction to anti-T-lymphocyte antibodies and Gram-negative sepsisH J Dornbusch
Division of Paediatric Haematology Oncology, Karl Franzens University, Graz, Austria
Bone Marrow Transplant 32:941-5. 2003..Therefore, during T-cell antibody treatment neither PCT nor CRP are adequate for differentiating between fever due to infection or to unspecific cytokine release...
- Use of automated repetitive-sequence-based PCR for rapid laboratory confirmation of nosocomial outbreaksA J Grisold
Institute of Hygiene, Microbiology and Environmental Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Universitaetsplatz 4, A 8010 Graz, Austria
J Infect 60:44-51. 2010..Aim of this study was to compare the performance of the DiversiLab system to that of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) in nosocomial outbreaks...
- Non-infectious causes of elevated procalcitonin and C-reactive protein serum levels in pediatric patients with hematologic and oncologic disordersHans Jürgen Dornbusch
Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 30, Graz, Austria
Support Care Cancer 16:1035-40. 2008..Procalcitonin (PCT) is considered a sensitive and specific diagnostic and prognostic marker of systemic bacterial infection, but its value is questionable in certain clinical conditions, particularly in hemato-oncological patients...
- Effective management of pulmonary aspergillosis invading the thoracic spine in a child with high risk ALL requiring allogeneic bone marrow transplantationHans Jürgen Dornbusch
Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Med Mycol 46:487-90. 2008..Combined antifungal treatment and granulocyte support allow for effective management of IFI even in allogeneic stem cell transplant recipients. However, short-term benefits of RIC may be outweighed by late complications...