S Pilz

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Country: Austria

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Role of vitamin D in arterial hypertension
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 8:1599-608. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Insulin sensitivity and albuminuria: the RISC study
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the NetherlandsDepartment of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Diabetes Care 37:1597-603. 2014
  3. pmc Associations of Sun Exposure with 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Parathyroid Hormone Levels in a Cohort of Hypertensive Patients: The Graz Endocrine Causes of Hypertension (GECOH) Study
    Stefan Pilz
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Int J Endocrinol 2012:732636. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint The role of vitamin D deficiency in cardiovascular disease: where do we stand in 2013?
    Stefan Pilz
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036, Graz, Austria
    Arch Toxicol 87:2083-103. 2013
  5. pmc Effect of eplerenone on parathyroid hormone levels in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Andreas Tomaschitz
    Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, Graz, 8036, Austria
    BMC Endocr Disord 12:19. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Associations of homoarginine with bone metabolism and density, muscle strength and mortality: cross-sectional and prospective data from 506 female nursing home patients
    S Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036, Graz, Austria
    Osteoporos Int 24:377-81. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Vitamin D status, incident diabetes and prospective changes in glucose metabolism in older subjects: the Hoorn study
    S Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 22:883-9. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Vitamin D and cardiovascular disease: update and outlook
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Scand J Clin Lab Invest Suppl 243:83-91. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D is associated with increased mortality in female nursing home residents
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:E653-7. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency and myocardial structure and function in older men and women: the Hoorn study
    S Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, Graz, Austria
    J Endocrinol Invest 33:612-7. 2010

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Publications58

  1. doi request reprint Role of vitamin D in arterial hypertension
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 8:1599-608. 2010
    ..Therefore, we recommend that testing for and treating vitamin D deficiency in patients with arterial hypertension should be seriously considered...
  2. ncbi request reprint Insulin sensitivity and albuminuria: the RISC study
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the NetherlandsDepartment of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Diabetes Care 37:1597-603. 2014
    ..We evaluated whether insulin sensitivity is associated with albuminuria in healthy subjects...
  3. pmc Associations of Sun Exposure with 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Parathyroid Hormone Levels in a Cohort of Hypertensive Patients: The Graz Endocrine Causes of Hypertension (GECOH) Study
    Stefan Pilz
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Int J Endocrinol 2012:732636. 2012
    ..Translation of these findings into recommendations for the prevention and treatment of vitamin D deficiency remains a challenge for the future...
  4. ncbi request reprint The role of vitamin D deficiency in cardiovascular disease: where do we stand in 2013?
    Stefan Pilz
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036, Graz, Austria
    Arch Toxicol 87:2083-103. 2013
    ....
  5. pmc Effect of eplerenone on parathyroid hormone levels in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Andreas Tomaschitz
    Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, Graz, 8036, Austria
    BMC Endocr Disord 12:19. 2012
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  6. doi request reprint Associations of homoarginine with bone metabolism and density, muscle strength and mortality: cross-sectional and prospective data from 506 female nursing home patients
    S Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036, Graz, Austria
    Osteoporos Int 24:377-81. 2013
    ..In female nursing home patients, homoarginine was associated with lower bone turnover, higher bone density, lower mortality and, by trend, with muscle strength...
  7. doi request reprint Vitamin D status, incident diabetes and prospective changes in glucose metabolism in older subjects: the Hoorn study
    S Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 22:883-9. 2012
    ..We aimed to evaluate whether baseline 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) levels are prospectively associated with deterioration of glucose metabolism and the incidence of diabetes...
  8. doi request reprint Vitamin D and cardiovascular disease: update and outlook
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Scand J Clin Lab Invest Suppl 243:83-91. 2012
    ..It should, however, be noted that justification for the prevention and treatment of vitamin D deficiency comes from evidence based benefits of vitamin D supplementation on musculoskeletal health...
  9. doi request reprint Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D is associated with increased mortality in female nursing home residents
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:E653-7. 2012
    ..Whether low 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) concentrations are an independent risk factor for mortality in these patients is, however, unclear...
  10. doi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency and myocardial structure and function in older men and women: the Hoorn study
    S Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, Graz, Austria
    J Endocrinol Invest 33:612-7. 2010
    ..Vitamin D deficiency is frequently observed in heart failure patients and it has been shown that vitamin D exerts various effects on the heart that may be relevant for the pathogenesis of myocardial diseases...
  11. doi request reprint Vitamin D, cardiovascular disease and mortality
    Stefan Pilz
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 75:575-84. 2011
    ..In current clinical practice, the overall risks and costs of vitamin D supplementation should be weighed against the potential adverse consequences of untreated vitamin D deficiency...
  12. doi request reprint Low homoarginine concentration is a novel risk factor for heart disease
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Heart 97:1222-7. 2011
    ..Homoarginine is an amino acid which may play a role in nitric oxide and energy metabolism. Low homoarginine concentrations have previously been linked to increased mortality, but the underlying mechanisms remain unknown...
  13. doi request reprint Vitamin D status and arterial hypertension: a systematic review
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Nat Rev Cardiol 6:621-30. 2009
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  14. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D supplementation: a promising approach for the prevention and treatment of strokes
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Curr Drug Targets 12:88-96. 2011
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  15. doi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency and myocardial diseases
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Mol Nutr Food Res 54:1103-13. 2010
    ..In our opinion, the current knowledge of the beneficial effects of vitamin D on myocardial and overall health strongly argue for vitamin D supplementation in all vitamin D-deficient patients with or at high risk for myocardial diseases...
  16. doi request reprint Parathyroid hormone level is associated with mortality and cardiovascular events in patients undergoing coronary angiography
    Stefan Pilz
    Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Eur Heart J 31:1591-8. 2010
    ..We aimed to elucidate whether PTH levels are associated with mortality and fatal cardiovascular events in patients referred for coronary angiography...
  17. doi request reprint Vitamin D status and mortality in chronic kidney disease
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:3603-9. 2011
    ..73 m(2). Whether low 25(OH)D levels in these patients are associated with higher mortality is unclear. This issue was addressed in the present work...
  18. doi request reprint Low serum homoarginine is a novel risk factor for fatal strokes in patients undergoing coronary angiography
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Austria, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Stroke 42:1132-4. 2011
    ..We aimed to investigate whether homoarginine levels are also associated with fatal strokes and a history of nonfatal cerebrovascular disease...
  19. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of vitamin D insufficiency and cancer mortality
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Anticancer Res 29:3699-704. 2009
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  20. pmc Graz Endocrine Causes of Hypertension (GECOH) study: a diagnostic accuracy study of aldosterone to active renin ratio in screening for primary aldosteronism
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    BMC Endocr Disord 9:11. 2009
    ..CONCLUSION: Screening for PA with subsequent targeted treatment is of great potential benefit for hypertensive patients. In the GECOH study we will evaluate a standardised procedure for screening and diagnosing of this disease...
  21. doi request reprint Free fatty acids as a cardiovascular risk factor
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Clin Chem Lab Med 46:429-34. 2008
    ..In this review, we present an overview of the metabolism and role of FFAs as a cardiovascular risk factor and discuss the potential of FFAs in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases...
  22. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D and mortality in older men and women
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, Graz, Austria
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 71:666-72. 2009
    ..The aim of our study was to elucidate whether low serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] are associated with an increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality...
  23. doi request reprint Low serum zinc concentrations predict mortality in patients referred to coronary angiography
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Public Health, Social and Preventive Medicine, Mannheim Medical Faculty, University of Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany
    Br J Nutr 101:1534-40. 2009
    ..The present results suggest that zinc deficiency may contribute to a reduced life expectancy in patients scheduled for coronary angiography...
  24. ncbi request reprint Visfatin/pre-B-cell colony-enhancing factor: a protein with various suggested functions
    S Pilz
    Clinical Institute of Medical and Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    J Endocrinol Invest 30:138-44. 2007
    ..This review summarizes the current knowledge of the various functions of PBEF/visfatin towards involvements in pathophysiology of several diseases...
  25. doi request reprint Association of vitamin D deficiency with heart failure and sudden cardiac death in a large cross-sectional study of patients referred for coronary angiography
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:3927-35. 2008
    ..Vitamin D has been shown to influence cardiac contractility and myocardial calcium homeostasis...
  26. doi request reprint Hyperparathyroidism in patients with primary aldosteronism: cross-sectional and interventional data from the GECOH study
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:E75-9. 2012
    ..Experimental studies suggest that aldosterone induces hypercalciuria and might contribute to hyperparathyroidism...
  27. doi request reprint Low serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D predict fatal cancer in patients referred to coronary angiography
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Public Health, Social and Preventive Medicine, Mannheim Medical Faculty, University of Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:1228-33. 2008
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Association of bone turnover markers with mortality in men referred to coronary angiography
    E Lerchbaum
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036, Graz, Austria
    Osteoporos Int 24:1321-32. 2013
    ..We observed a U-shaped association of OC and β-CTX levels with fatal events in a large cohort of men at high cardiovascular risk...
  29. doi request reprint Androgen levels and metabolic parameters are associated with a genetic variant of F13A1 in women with polycystic ovary syndrome
    N Schweighofer
    Medical University of Graz, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Gene 504:133-9. 2012
    ..Further studies are needed to confirm our findings and to evaluate whether F13A1 is causally involved in the pathogenesis of PCOS related metabolic and hormonal disturbances...
  30. doi request reprint Association of hypovitaminosis D with metabolic disturbances in polycystic ovary syndrome
    E Wehr
    Divison of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Eur J Endocrinol 161:575-82. 2009
    ..Hence, the aim of our study was to investigate the association of 25(OH)D levels and the components of the MS in PCOS women...
  31. doi request reprint Relationship between plasma aldosterone concentration and soluble cellular adhesion molecules in patients referred to coronary angiography
    A Tomaschitz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 119:649-55. 2011
    ..Little is known, however, regarding an association between circulating aldosterone levels and soluble cellular adhesion molecules in humans...
  32. doi request reprint High estradiol levels are associated with increased mortality in older men referred to coronary angiography
    E Lerchbaum
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 119:490-6. 2011
    ..Further studies are warranted to confirm our results and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms...
  33. ncbi request reprint Association of vitamin D status with serum androgen levels in men
    E Wehr
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 73:243-8. 2010
    ..We aimed to investigate the association of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels with testosterone, free androgen index (FAI) and SHBG. Moreover, we examined whether androgen levels show a similar seasonal variation to 25(OH)D...
  34. doi request reprint Sex steroids and mortality in men referred for coronary angiography
    E Wehr
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 73:613-21. 2010
    ..We aimed at evaluating whether total testosterone (TT), free testosterone (FT) and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) are associated with all-cause mortality and specific fatal events...
  35. doi request reprint Effect of vitamin D supplementation on testosterone levels in men
    S Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Horm Metab Res 43:223-5. 2011
    ..Our results suggest that vitamin D supplementation might increase testosterone levels. Further randomized controlled trials are warranted to confirm this hypothesis...
  36. doi request reprint The fatty liver index is associated with increased mortality in subjects referred to coronary angiography
    E Lerchbaum
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria Electronic address
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 23:1231-8. 2013
    ..We aimed to evaluate whether FLI is associated with all-cause, cardiovascular, and non-cardiovascular mortality as well as fatal cancer in a cohort of subjects routinely referred to coronary angiography...
  37. doi request reprint Aldosterone/renin ratio determines peripheral and central blood pressure values over a broad range
    Andreas Tomaschitz
    Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    J Am Coll Cardiol 55:2171-80. 2010
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Copper, ceruloplasmin, and long-term cardiovascular and total mortality (the Ludwigshafen Risk and Cardiovascular Health Study)
    T B Grammer
    Mannheim Institute of Public Health, Social and Preventive Medicine, Mannheim Medical Faculty, University of Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany
    Free Radic Res 48:706-15. 2014
    ..Most of the data come from experimental and animal model studies. Copper and mortality have not been simultaneously evaluated in patients undergoing coronary angiography...
  39. doi request reprint Association of bone turnover markers with mortality in women referred to coronary angiography: the Ludwigshafen Risk and Cardiovascular Health (LURIC) study
    E Lerchbaum
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036, Graz, Austria
    Osteoporos Int 25:455-65. 2014
    ..We observed an independent association of β-CTX and OC concentrations with fatal events in women at high to intermediate cardiovascular risk...
  40. ncbi request reprint Free fatty acids are independently associated with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in subjects with coronary artery disease
    Stefan Pilz
    Clinical Institute of Medical and Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91:2542-7. 2006
    ..Free fatty acids (FFAs) are associated with several cardiovascular risk factors and exert harmful effects on the myocardium...
  41. ncbi request reprint Aldosterone to active Renin ratio as screening test for primary aldosteronism: reproducibility and influence of orthostasis and salt loading
    S Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Horm Metab Res 46:427-32. 2014
    ..AARR has a good intra-individual reproducibility and decreases during recumbency. These results suggest that a single AARR determination in the sitting position is a reliable screening tool for PA. ..
  42. ncbi request reprint Aldosterone to renin ratio--a reliable screening tool for primary aldosteronism?
    A Tomaschitz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Horm Metab Res 42:382-91. 2010
    ..This review also provides an overview about the physiology of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, highlights current laboratory methods for aldosterone and renin determination, and addresses potential influence factors on the ARR...
  43. doi request reprint Aldosterone and arterial hypertension
    Andreas Tomaschitz
    Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Nat Rev Endocrinol 6:83-93. 2010
    ....
  44. doi request reprint Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is tightly correlated with growth in juveniles without correlations to obesity related disorders
    H J Gruber
    Clinical Institute of Medical and Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 116:520-4. 2008
    ..Asymmetrical dimethylarginine (ADMA) was found to be increased in conditions associated with atherosclerosis and metabolic disorders. We investigated ADMA in obese juveniles with pre-atherosclerotic symptoms and in normal weight juveniles...
  45. ncbi request reprint Independent association of low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin d and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin d levels with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality
    Harald Dobnig
    Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Arch Intern Med 168:1340-9. 2008
    ..This study aimed to determine whether endogenous 25-hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D levels are related to all-cause and cardiovascular mortality...
  46. ncbi request reprint Elevated plasma free fatty acids predict sudden cardiac death: a 6.85-year follow-up of 3315 patients after coronary angiography
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Eur Heart J 28:2763-9. 2007
    ..Free fatty acids (FFAs) exert several harmful effects on the myocardium and may therefore contribute to SCD. We examined whether fasting FFA predict SCD in patients who had undergone coronary angiography...
  47. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D supplementation and regulatory T cells in apparently healthy subjects: vitamin D treatment for autoimmune diseases?
    Barbara Prietl
    Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Isr Med Assoc J 12:136-9. 2010
    ..Epidemiological data show significant associations of vitamin D deficiency and autoimmune diseases. Vitamin D may prevent autoimmunity by stimulating naturally occurring regulatory T cells...
  48. doi request reprint Preatherosclerosis and adiponectin subfractions in obese adolescents
    Harald Mangge
    Clinical Institute of Medical and Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2578-84. 2008
    ....
  49. doi request reprint Independent association between 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, 25-hydroxyvitamin D and the renin-angiotensin system: The Ludwigshafen Risk and Cardiovascular Health (LURIC) study
    Andreas Tomaschitz
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Clin Chim Acta 411:1354-60. 2010
    ..Antihypertensive and tissue-protective properties of vitamin D metabolites are increasingly attributed to the inhibition of renin synthesis by 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25(OH)2D] in the kidney...
  50. doi request reprint Homoarginine, cardiovascular risk, and mortality
    Winfried März
    Clinical Institute of Medical and Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics, Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Circulation 122:967-75. 2010
    ..Homoarginine is an amino acid derivative that may increase nitric oxide availability and enhance endothelial function. The effect of the level of homoarginine on cardiovascular outcome and mortality is unknown...
  51. ncbi request reprint Adiponectin serum concentrations in men with coronary artery disease: the LUdwigshafen RIsk and Cardiovascular Health (LURIC) study
    Stefan Pilz
    Clinical Institute of Medical and Chemical Laboratory Diagnosis, Medical University, Graz, Austria
    Clin Chim Acta 364:251-5. 2006
    ..Data concerning adiponectin in different stages of CAD are rare, and it was not investigated if adiponectin levels are influenced by the severity of angina pectoris...
  52. ncbi request reprint Implications of resistin plasma levels in subjects undergoing coronary angiography
    Stefan Pilz
    Clinical Institute of Medical and Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 66:380-6. 2007
    ..The adipokine resistin, which is thought to serve as a link between obesity and insulin resistance, was recently shown to exert proatherosclerotic features...
  53. ncbi request reprint Nuchal thickness of subcutaneous adipose tissue is tightly associated with an increased LMW/total adiponectin ratio in obese juveniles
    Harald Mangge
    Clinical Institute of Medical and Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics, Medical University of Graz, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Atherosclerosis 203:277-83. 2009
    ..Taken together, our data provide the first evidence that nuchal SAT thickness is tightly positively associated with an increased LMW/total adiponectin ratio...
  54. ncbi request reprint Low vitamin d levels predict stroke in patients referred to coronary angiography
    Stefan Pilz
    Synlab Center of Laboratory Diagnostics, Heidelberg, PO Box 10470, D 69037 Heidelberg, Germany
    Stroke 39:2611-3. 2008
    ..Vitamin D deficiency is common among the elderly and may contribute to cerebrovascular diseases. We aimed to elucidate whether low vitamin D levels are predictive for fatal stroke...
  55. doi request reprint Prognostic value of adiponectin for cardiovascular disease and mortality
    Jacqueline M Dekker
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:1489-96. 2008
    ..Low adiponectin concentrations are associated with the presence of an adverse cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk profile...
  56. ncbi request reprint Adiponectin and mortality in patients undergoing coronary angiography
    Stefan Pilz
    Clinical Institute of Medical and Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics, Medical University Graz, A 8036, Graz, Australia
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91:4277-86. 2006
    ..The adipokine adiponectin has been suggested to protect against coronary artery disease (CAD). However, studies addressing the association between adiponectin and mortality are sparse...
  57. ncbi request reprint Beyond cholesterol--inflammatory cytokines, the key mediators in atherosclerosis
    Harald Mangge
    Clinical Institute of Medical and Chemical Laboratory Diagnosis, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Clin Chem Lab Med 42:467-74. 2004
    ..Furthermore, based on recent experiences of our own with very early stages of atherosclerosis, possible new ways to make use of these parameters toward improved early detection, prevention and treatment of this disease are indicated...
  58. doi request reprint Uric acid indicates a high cardiovascular risk profile but is not closely associated with insulin resistance in obese adolescents
    Harald Mangge
    Diabetes Care 31:e21. 2008