G Kemmler

Summary

Affiliation: University of Innsbruck
Country: Austria

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Multidimensional scaling as a tool for analysing quality of life data
    G Kemmler
    Department of Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Clinics, Austria
    Qual Life Res 11:223-33. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Quality of life of HIV-infected patients: psychometric properties and validation of the German version of the MQOL-HIV
    G Kemmler
    Department of Psychiatry, Otto Wagner Hospital, Vienna, Austria
    Qual Life Res 12:1037-50. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Dropout rates in placebo-controlled and active-control clinical trials of antipsychotic drugs: a meta-analysis
    Georg Kemmler
    Department of General Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Clinics, Anichstrasse 35, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:1305-12. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint EORTC QLQ-C30 and FACT-BMT for the measurement of quality of life in bone marrow transplant recipients: a comparison
    M Kopp
    Department of General Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Hospital, Austria
    Eur J Haematol 65:97-103. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Quality of life measurement in oncology--a matter of the assessment instrument?
    B Holzner
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Hospital, Anichstrasse 35, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Eur J Cancer 37:2349-56. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Equating EORTC QLQ-C30 and FACT-G scores and its use in oncological research
    B Holzner
    Department of Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Hospital, Anichstr 35, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Eur J Cancer 42:3169-77. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Neutropenia induced by second generation antipsychotics: a prospective investigation
    M A Rettenbacher
    Medical University Innsbruck, Department of Psychiatry, Innsbruck, Austria
    Pharmacopsychiatry 43:41-4. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Sexual disturbances during clozapine and haloperidol treatment for schizophrenia
    M Hummer
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Clinics, Austria
    Am J Psychiatry 156:631-3. 1999
  9. ncbi request reprint Use of alternative/complementary therapy in breast cancer patients--a psychological perspective
    R Moschen
    Department of Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Hospital, Austria
    Support Care Cancer 9:267-74. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Eating disorders in men: current features and childhood factors
    B Mangweth-Matzek
    Innsbruck Medical University, Department of Psychiatry, Anichstr 35, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Eat Weight Disord 15:e15-22. 2010

Detail Information

Publications90

  1. ncbi request reprint Multidimensional scaling as a tool for analysing quality of life data
    G Kemmler
    Department of Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Clinics, Austria
    Qual Life Res 11:223-33. 2002
    ..Finally, the merits and drawbacks of MDS are discussed in the specific context of the example and in the general framework of QOL research...
  2. ncbi request reprint Quality of life of HIV-infected patients: psychometric properties and validation of the German version of the MQOL-HIV
    G Kemmler
    Department of Psychiatry, Otto Wagner Hospital, Vienna, Austria
    Qual Life Res 12:1037-50. 2003
    ..To determine the psychometric properties of the recently developed German version of the Multidimensional Quality of Life Questionnaire for HIV/AIDS (MQOL-HIV) and to test its performance in a sample of HIV-infected patients...
  3. ncbi request reprint Dropout rates in placebo-controlled and active-control clinical trials of antipsychotic drugs: a meta-analysis
    Georg Kemmler
    Department of General Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Clinics, Anichstrasse 35, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:1305-12. 2005
    ..Dropout rates in randomized clinical trials of antipsychotic drugs have consistently been reported to be high, and the use of a placebo-controlled design is hypothesized to be one of the reasons for this...
  4. ncbi request reprint EORTC QLQ-C30 and FACT-BMT for the measurement of quality of life in bone marrow transplant recipients: a comparison
    M Kopp
    Department of General Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Hospital, Austria
    Eur J Haematol 65:97-103. 2000
    ..We therefore conclude that neither of the two instruments can be replaced by the other in the assessment of QOL of BMT patients and that a direct comparison of results obtained with the two instruments is likely to be misleading...
  5. ncbi request reprint Quality of life measurement in oncology--a matter of the assessment instrument?
    B Holzner
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Hospital, Anichstrasse 35, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Eur J Cancer 37:2349-56. 2001
    ..The results of the QoL investigations should not be interpreted independently of the instrument used and an interpretation of results must be based on the contents of items of the respective questionnaires...
  6. ncbi request reprint Equating EORTC QLQ-C30 and FACT-G scores and its use in oncological research
    B Holzner
    Department of Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Hospital, Anichstr 35, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Eur J Cancer 42:3169-77. 2006
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Neutropenia induced by second generation antipsychotics: a prospective investigation
    M A Rettenbacher
    Medical University Innsbruck, Department of Psychiatry, Innsbruck, Austria
    Pharmacopsychiatry 43:41-4. 2010
    ..We prospectively investigated schizophrenia patients treated with second generation antipsychotics with respect to alterations of white blood cell counts...
  8. ncbi request reprint Sexual disturbances during clozapine and haloperidol treatment for schizophrenia
    M Hummer
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Clinics, Austria
    Am J Psychiatry 156:631-3. 1999
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency and course of sexual disturbances associated with clozapine and haloperidol and their potential influence on compliance with medication regimens in patients with schizophrenia...
  9. ncbi request reprint Use of alternative/complementary therapy in breast cancer patients--a psychological perspective
    R Moschen
    Department of Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Hospital, Austria
    Support Care Cancer 9:267-74. 2001
    ..However, a subgroup of patients using many alternative therapies seem to have considerable adjustment problems. In dealing with cancer patients the treatment team should be aware of both these groups...
  10. ncbi request reprint Eating disorders in men: current features and childhood factors
    B Mangweth-Matzek
    Innsbruck Medical University, Department of Psychiatry, Anichstr 35, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Eat Weight Disord 15:e15-22. 2010
    ..Disturbed interactions with one's body and with other persons are two major features in eating disorders. This study was designed to assess current and childhood characteristics of eating-disordered men...
  11. doi request reprint Quality of life and immune activation in patients with HIV-infection
    K Schroecksnadel
    Department of General Internal Medicine, Clinical Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Innsbruck Medical University, Anichstrasse 35, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Brain Behav Immun 22:881-9. 2008
    ..In HIV-infected patients, depressive mood and impaired QoL appear to be related to clinical parameters like immune activation, haemoglobin values and viral load...
  12. ncbi request reprint Hippocampal volume reduction in male schizophrenic patients
    A B Whitworth
    LNK Salzburg, Department of Psychiatry, Salzburg, Austria
    Schizophr Res 31:73-81. 1998
    ..2% left, -12.05% right) and chronic patients (-10.6% left, -10.5% right) compared to controls--irrespective of diagnostic subtype, family history for psychiatric diseases, psychopathology, duration of illness or age at onset...
  13. ncbi request reprint Body image and psychopathology in male bodybuilders
    B Mangweth
    Department of Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Clinics, Austria
    Psychother Psychosom 70:38-43. 2001
    ..To compare male bodybuilders to men with eating disorders and control men regarding body image, psychopathology and sexual history...
  14. ncbi request reprint Suicide in south Tyrol 1980-1992: influence of affiliation to different language groups
    E A Deisenhammer
    Department of Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Clinics, Austria
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 246:273-8. 1996
    ..The ethnic suicide rates of Italian- and German-speaking people in South Tyrol were found to approximate each other, in comparison with the national rates for Italy and Austria, as a possible result of cultural interaction...
  15. ncbi request reprint Cell index--a new parameter for the early diagnosis of ventriculostomy (external ventricular drainage)-related ventriculitis in patients with intraventricular hemorrhage?
    B Pfausler
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 146:477-81. 2004
    ..The aim of this prospective study was to validate a new parameter for the early detection of an intraventricular infection...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cholinergic treatment of amnesia following basal forebrain lesion due to aneurysm rupture--an open-label pilot study
    T Benke
    University Clinic of Neurology, Innsbruck, Austria
    Eur J Neurol 12:791-6. 2005
    ..Future doubled-blind, placebo-controlled trials are warranted to confirm these findings...
  17. ncbi request reprint Opioid addicts at admission vs. slow-release oral morphine, methadone, and sublingual buprenorphine maintenance treatment participants
    S Giacomuzzi
    University Department of Psychiatry, Innsbruck, Austria
    Subst Use Misuse 41:223-44. 2006
    ..The results further suggest that buprenorphine treatment is as effective as methadone in effects on quality of life and physical symptoms...
  18. ncbi request reprint Buprenorphine versus methadone maintenance treatment in an ambulant setting: a health-related quality of life assessment
    S M Giacomuzzi
    University Department of Psychiatry, Innsbruck, Austria
    Addiction 98:693-702. 2003
    ..To compare the effects on quality of life (QOL) of oral methadone with sublingual buprenorphine...
  19. ncbi request reprint Retrospective assessment of quality of life and treatment outcome in patients with Hodgkin's disease from 1969 to 1994
    R Greil
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Innsbruck, Austria
    Eur J Cancer 35:698-706. 1999
    ..The improved relapse-free survival rates achieved by combined modality regimens must be carefully weighed against the accompanying reduced QoL, since lower relapse rates did not translate into a survival advantage...
  20. ncbi request reprint Risk profile of SSrIs in elderly depressive patients with co-morbid physical illness
    I Kurzthaler
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, University of Innsbruck, Austria
    Pharmacopsychiatry 34:114-8. 2001
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint [Subjective wellbeing and somatic markers in methadone substitution. Evaluation of 61 heroin addicts]
    S M Giacomuzzi
    Universitätskliniken Innsbruck, Univ Klinik für Psychiatrie, Innsbruck
    Fortschr Med Orig 119:103-8. 2001
    ..In 61 patients with the ICD-10 diagnosis "heroin dependence" an evaluation of subjective well-being with consideration given to coexisting symptoms prior to and 4 months after initiation of methadone maintenance...
  22. ncbi request reprint Quality of life after cystectomy and orthotopic neobladder versus ileal conduit urinary diversion
    A Hobisch
    Department of Urology, University of Innsbruck, Austria
    World J Urol 18:338-44. 2000
    ..These results demonstrate that the quality of life is preserved to a higher degree after orthotopic neobladder than after ileal conduit urinary diversion...
  23. ncbi request reprint Preoperative expectations and postoperative quality of life in liver transplant survivors
    B Holzner
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, University Hospital Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 82:73-9. 2001
    ..To assess normalization in the lives of liver transplant patients and the impact of preoperative expectations on postoperative quality of life (QOL)...
  24. ncbi request reprint The impact of hemoglobin levels on fatigue and quality of life in cancer patients
    B Holzner
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Hospital, Austria
    Ann Oncol 13:965-73. 2002
    ..The objective of the present study was to investigate the relationship between hemoglobin (Hb) levels and the subjective experience of fatigue and quality of life in cancer patients with mild or no anemia undergoing chemotherapy...
  25. ncbi request reprint Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in bulimia nervosa: preliminary results of a single-centre, randomised, double-blind, sham-controlled trial in female outpatients
    M Walpoth
    Department of General Psychiatry, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
    Psychother Psychosom 77:57-60. 2008
    ..A shared deficient serotonergic transmission was postulated for both syndromes. The left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex was argued to regulate eating behaviour and to be dysfunctional in eating disorders...
  26. ncbi request reprint Association of olanzapine-induced weight gain with an increase in body fat
    U Eder
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Clinics, Innsbruck, Austria
    Am J Psychiatry 158:1719-22. 2001
    ..The goal of this study was to explore the pathophysiology of weight gain during treatment with olanzapine for schizophrenia...
  27. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in health-related quality of life on admission to a maintenance treatment program
    S M Giacomuzzi
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Innsbruck, AT 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Eur Addict Res 11:69-75. 2005
    ..The predominant effects of drug use appear to eclipse the gender-related role pattern. Further exploration of gender and QOL could have important theoretical and treatment implications...
  28. doi request reprint Conversion from mild cognitive impairment to dementia: influence of folic acid and vitamin B12 use in the VITA cohort
    I Blasko
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Division of General and Social Psychiatry, Innsbruck Medical University, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    J Nutr Health Aging 16:687-94. 2012
    ..This study examined the influence of vitamin B12/folic acid intake on the conversion from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to dementia...
  29. pmc No benefit derived from repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in depression: a prospective, single centre, randomised, double blind, sham controlled "add on" trial
    A Hausmann
    University Hospital Innsbruck, Department of General Psychiatry, Innsbruck, Austria
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 75:320-2. 2004
    ..The results suggest that rTMS as an "add on" strategy, applied in a unilateral and a bilateral stimulation paradigm, does not exert an additional antidepressant effect...
  30. ncbi request reprint Association of meteorological factors with suicide
    E A Deisenhammer
    Department of General Psychiatry, University of Innsbruck, Anichstrasse 35, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 108:455-9. 2003
    ..To identify weather factors associated with an increased risk of suicide. In a number of prior studies an influence of meteorological conditions on the incidence of suicide or attempted suicide has been suggested...
  31. ncbi request reprint Pharmacological treatment strategies of residential primary care providers in dementia diseases--results of a representative survey in western Austria
    P Gurka
    Department of Psychiatry, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Pharmacopsychiatry 35:144-9. 2002
    ..The goal of this study was to investigate pharmacological treatment strategies used by residential primary care providers for patients with dementia...
  32. ncbi request reprint Patient outcomes in schizophrenia I: correlates with sociodemographic variables, psychopathology, and side effects
    Alex Hofer
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Innsbruck Medical University, Anichstrasse 35, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Eur Psychiatry 20:386-94. 2005
    ..The present cross-sectional study examined the relationships of psychopathology, side effects, and sociodemographic factors with treatment outcomes in terms of patients' quality of life (QOL), functioning, and needs for care...
  33. ncbi request reprint Influence of age and gender on risperidone plasma concentrations
    Wolfgang Aichhorn
    Department of Psychiatry, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
    J Psychopharmacol 19:395-401. 2005
    ..This linear increase (over 30% per decade) may then lead to an increased incidence of adverse effects in elderly patients...
  34. ncbi request reprint Alcohol and/or benzodiazepine use: different accidents--different impacts?
    Ilsemarie Kurzthaler
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria
    Hum Psychopharmacol 20:583-9. 2005
    ..This study adds evidence to the existing literature about the co-occurance of alcohol and/or benzodiazepine consumption and accident-related injuries...
  35. ncbi request reprint Alcohol and benzodiazepines in falls: an epidemiological view
    Ilsemarie Kurzthaler
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Medical University Innsbruck, Anichstrasse 35, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Drug Alcohol Depend 79:225-30. 2005
    ..5%; females=2.4%). In addition, this study shows that alcohol plays a more important role in patients up to 70 years in fall-related accidents when compared to accidents of other causes...
  36. ncbi request reprint Effects of age and sex on olanzapine plasma concentrations
    Ulrike Weiss
    Department of General Psychiatry, Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 25:570-4. 2005
    ..All results were adjusted for smoking. Comedication did not significantly influence these results. In conclusion, age and sex are important variables to consider when prescribing olanzapine for women and in the elderly...
  37. ncbi request reprint Trends in the pharmacological treatment of patients with schizophrenia over a 12 year observation period
    Monika Edlinger
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Medical University Innsbruck Anichstrasse 35 A 6020, Austria
    Schizophr Res 77:25-34. 2005
    ..All in all, the pharmacological management of schizophrenia patients is increasingly in tune with current treatment guidelines...
  38. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal volumetric MRI study in first- and multiple-episode male schizophrenia patients
    Alexandra B Whitworth
    Psychiatry Res 140:225-37. 2005
    ..Our results do not support the hypothesis that schizophrenia leads to progressive volume reduction in these areas, although there may be a subset of patients with morphologically visible disease progression...
  39. ncbi request reprint Measurement of thirteen biological markers in CSF of patients with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
    Imrich Blasko
    Department of Psychiatry, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 21:9-15. 2006
    ..It is suggested that the increase in NGF depends on the extent of neurodegeneration of the AD type and the increase in MCP-1 on age...
  40. ncbi request reprint Measurement of tryptophan, kynurenine and neopterin in women with and without postpartum blues
    Claudia Kohl
    Department of Psychiatry, Innsbruck Medical University, Anichstrasse 35, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    J Affect Disord 86:135-42. 2005
    ..Our study was designed to examine alterations of tryptophan and its catabolic product kynurenine in the postpartum period and to compare them to neopterin as an immunological marker...
  41. ncbi request reprint Perceived functioning, well-being and psychiatric symptoms in patients with stable schizophrenia treated with long-acting risperidone for 1 year
    W Wolfgang Fleischhacker
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Medical University Innsbruck, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Br J Psychiatry 187:131-6. 2005
    ..The extent to which antipsychotics improve patients' well-being is uncertain...
  42. ncbi request reprint Patient outcomes in schizophrenia II: the impact of cognition
    Alex Hofer
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Innsbruck Medical University, Anichstrasse 35, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Eur Psychiatry 20:395-402. 2005
    ..Associations have been found between the severity of cognitive deficits and social dysfunction, impairments in independent living, occupational limitations, and disturbances in quality of life (QOL)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Influence of age, gender, body weight and valproate comedication on quetiapine plasma concentrations
    Wolfgang Aichhorn
    Department of General Psychiatry bDivision of Neurochemistry, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 21:81-5. 2006
    ..016). In conclusion, older age, body weight and comedication with valproate have to be considered when prescribing quetiapine. Higher plasma levels in female patients need to be replicated in larger samples...
  44. ncbi request reprint The clinical relevance of percentage improvements on the PANSS score
    W Wolfgang Fleischhacker
    Neuropsychopharmacology 32:2435-6. 2007
  45. ncbi request reprint Differential effect of catechol-O-methyltransferase Val158Met genotype on emotional recognition abilities in healthy men and women
    Elisabeth M Weiss
    Department of General Psychiatry, Innsbruck Medical, Innsbruck, Austria
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 13:881-7. 2007
    ..Additional research is needed to further define the neurocognitive phenotypes associated with COMT polymorphisms...
  46. ncbi request reprint Cognitive impairment in schizophrenia: clinical ratings are not a suitable alternative to neuropsychological testing
    Alex Hofer
    Medical University Innsbruck, Department of Biological Psychiatry, Anichstrasse 35, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Schizophr Res 92:126-31. 2007
    ..These data clearly show that clinical assessment of cognitive deficits by the PANSS is not a viable alternative to neuropsychological testing to obtain information about cognitive functioning in schizophrenia...
  47. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric hospitalizations during the last 12 months before suicide
    Eberhard A Deisenhammer
    Department of General Psychiatry, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 29:63-5. 2007
    ..In this study, the rates, numbers and lengths of psychiatric hospitalizations of suicide victims during the last year before their suicide commission were assessed...
  48. ncbi request reprint Never too old for eating disorders or body dissatisfaction: a community study of elderly women
    Barbara Mangweth-Matzek
    Department of Psychiatry, Innsbruck Medical University, Anichstr 35, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Int J Eat Disord 39:583-6. 2006
    ..The aim of the study is to examine eating behavior and body attitude in elderly women...
  49. ncbi request reprint Age and gender effects on olanzapine and risperidone plasma concentrations in children and adolescents
    Wolfgang Aichhorn
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Private Medical University Salzburg, Ignaz Harrer Strasse 79, Salzburg, Austria
    J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 17:665-74. 2007
    ..So far, little is known about plasma concentrations and concentration-to-dose (C/D) ratios of these agents in children and adolescents compared to adults...
  50. ncbi request reprint Conversion from cognitive health to mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease: prediction by plasma amyloid beta 42, medial temporal lobe atrophy and homocysteine
    Imrich Blasko
    Department of Psychiatry, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria
    Neurobiol Aging 29:1-11. 2008
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Alterations of glucose metabolism during treatment with clozapine or amisulpride: results from a prospective 16-week study
    Maria A Rettenbacher
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
    J Psychopharmacol 21:400-4. 2007
    ..None of these parameters increased significantly in patients treated with amisulpride. This study indicates that treatment with clozapine appears to have a higher risk to lead to metabolic disturbances than amisupride...
  52. ncbi request reprint Early changes of plasma lipids during treatment with atypical antipsychotics
    Maria A Rettenbacher
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 21:369-72. 2006
    ..These results are important with regard to the increased risk for cardiovascular complications in patients with schizophrenia...
  53. ncbi request reprint Association between antipsychotic-induced elevation of liver enzymes and weight gain: a prospective study
    Maria A Rettenbacher
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Medical University Innsbruck, Anichstrasse, Innsbruck, Austria
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 26:500-3. 2006
    ..We conclude that antipsychotic-induced elevation of liver enzymes is mostly transient and could be associated with weight gain...
  54. ncbi request reprint Cognitive deterioration in Alzheimer's disease is accompanied by increase of plasma neopterin
    Imrich Blasko
    Department of Psychiatry, Innsbruck Medical University, Anichstrasse 35, A 6020 Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria
    J Psychiatr Res 41:694-701. 2007
    ..In summary, neopterin concentrations correlated with cognitive decline in AD patients, which might be due to high CMV seropositivity in that population...
  55. ncbi request reprint Serum lipids and risk factors for attempted suicide in patients with alcohol dependence
    Eberhard A Deisenhammer
    Department of General Psychiatry, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 30:460-5. 2006
    ..This study investigated potential demographic and clinical risk factors for attempted suicide in alcohol-dependent patients taking serum lipids additionally into consideration...
  56. ncbi request reprint Correlates of subjective and functional outcomes in outpatient clinic attendees with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder
    Alex Hofer
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Medical University Innsbruck, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 256:246-55. 2006
    ..Our observations suggest that subjective and functional outcomes in highly compliant patients are mainly predicted by psychopathological symptoms and unchangeable sociodemographic variables...
  57. ncbi request reprint Sublingual buprenorphine and methadone maintenance treatment: a three-year follow-up of quality of life assessment
    Salvatore M Giacomuzzi
    University Department of Psychiatry, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    ScientificWorldJournal 5:452-68. 2005
    ..In summary, regarding QOL and health status, the present data indicate that buprenorphine is also a useful long-term alternative for maintenance treatment of opioid-dependent patients...
  58. ncbi request reprint Subjective effects of slow-release bupropion versus caffeine as determined in a quasi-naturalistic setting
    Gerald Zernig
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
    Pharmacology 70:206-15. 2004
    ..e., 6% each of the present sample), and it may transiently increase, rather than decrease, smoking during early phases of treatment in continuing smokers...
  59. ncbi request reprint ["How Nice that Someone is Interested in me for a Change"]
    Maria Fischer
    HPE Tirol, Innsbruck, Osterreich
    Psychiatr Prax 31:60-7. 2004
    ..In addition we were interested in identifying variables that may be useful predictors of the relatives' quality of life...
  60. ncbi request reprint [Burden - distress - quality of life]
    Maria Fischer
    Psychiatr Prax 31:57-9. 2004
  61. ncbi request reprint Olanzapine induces insulin resistance: results from a prospective study
    Christoph F Ebenbichler
    Department of Medicine, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
    J Clin Psychiatry 64:1436-9. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to compare glucose metabolism in patients with schizophrenia receiving olanzapine with that in control subjects...
  62. ncbi request reprint No evidence for an association between serum cholesterol and the course of depression and suicidality
    Eberhard A Deisenhammer
    Department of General Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Hospital, Anichstrasse 35, A 6020, Innsbruck, Austria
    Psychiatry Res 121:253-61. 2004
    ..Cholesterol levels do not appear to be an appropriate biological marker for suicidality during the first 4 weeks of treatment in patients with a major depressive episode...
  63. ncbi request reprint The safety of clozapine in the treatment of first- and multiple-episode patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia
    Alex Hofer
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Clinics, Innsbruck, Austria
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 6:201-6. 2003
    ..With regard to side-effects, we could not find any significant difference between groups. Altogether, response and side-effects to clozapine treatment do not seem to be determined by the chronicity of the disorder...
  64. ncbi request reprint Alcohol and/or benzodiazepine use in injured road users
    Ilsemarie Kurzthaler
    Innsbruck University Clinics, Department of Biological Psychiatry, Innsbruck, Austria
    Hum Psychopharmacol 18:361-7. 2003
    ..Concerning alcohol or benzodiazepine use, females showed lower frequencies of both alcohol and benzodiazepine positive blood samples. The frequency of alcohol use was higher in patients <or= 60 years of age...
  65. ncbi request reprint Placebo or active control trials of antipsychotic drugs?
    W Wolfgang Fleischhacker
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Clinics, Austria
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:458-64. 2003
    ..Sample size requirements for various equivalence margins in noninferiority trials are provided. Scientific and ethical arguments should lead to a more frequent use of the active-control noninferiority trial design...
  66. ncbi request reprint Brain activation patterns during a selective attention test-a functional MRI study in healthy volunteers and patients with schizophrenia
    Elisabeth M Weiss
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Clinics, Anichstrasse 35, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Psychiatry Res 123:1-15. 2003
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Attitudes of patients with schizophrenia toward placebo-controlled clinical trials
    Martina Hummer
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Clinics, Innsbruck, Austria
    J Clin Psychiatry 64:277-81. 2003
    ..Although much is known about the opinions of professionals concerning this issue, so far nothing is known about the opinions of patients who are most affected by the realization of placebo-controlled clinical trials...
  68. ncbi request reprint Cognitive impairment: assessment with brain magnetic resonance imaging and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy
    Ulrike Weiss
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Innsbruck, Austria
    J Clin Psychiatry 64:235-42. 2003
    ..This study was designed to evaluate its role in routine application to reveal the diagnostic reasons for cognitive impairment...
  69. ncbi request reprint Reduced olfactory sensitivity, discrimination, and identification in patients with alcohol dependence
    Claudia I Rupp
    University Clinics of Innsbruck, Department of General Psychiatry, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 27:432-9. 2003
    ..Various olfactory deficits have been reported in the alcohol-induced amnestic syndrome (Korsakoff's syndrome). Less is known about olfactory functioning in nonamnesic and nondemented alcoholic patients...
  70. ncbi request reprint [Social network and social support in patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease]
    Christina Haller
    Universitätsklinik für Psychiatrie, Abt f Klinische Psychologie, Anichstr 35, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Z Psychosom Med Psychother 49:36-48. 2003
    ..The aim of the present study was to make a precise analysis of social network and social support to patients with chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (CEDE) in comparison with healthy controls...
  71. ncbi request reprint Fatigue in ovarian carcinoma patients: a neglected issue?
    Bernhard Holzner
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Hospital, Innsbruck, Austria
    Cancer 97:1564-72. 2003
    ..The main focus of the current study was to assess fatigue in these patients and to investigate the impact of fatigue and other clinical and psychosocial variables on their quality of life (QOL)...
  72. ncbi request reprint Improvement of cognitive dysfunction after treatment with second-generation antipsychotics
    Elisabeth Weiss
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 59:572-3; author reply 573-5. 2002
  73. ncbi request reprint Quality of life of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia: results of a longitudinal investigation over 1 yr
    Bernhard Holzner
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Hospital, Austria
    Eur J Haematol 72:381-9. 2004
    ..The aim of this longitudinal study was to determine the long-term quality of life (QoL) of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and to investigate the relationship between QoL and sociodemographic and clinical parameters...
  74. ncbi request reprint Schizophrenia: attitudes of patients and professional carers towards the illness and antipsychotic medication
    Maria A Rettenbacher
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Clinics, Innsbruck, Austria
    Pharmacopsychiatry 37:103-9. 2004
    ....
  75. ncbi request reprint Plasma amyloid beta protein 42 in non-demented persons aged 75 years: effects of concomitant medication and medial temporal lobe atrophy
    Imrich Blasko
    Department of Psychiatry, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria
    Neurobiol Aging 26:1135-43. 2005
    ..Considering the increase of Abeta42 plasma levels as a risk factor for AD, any changes induced by medication by long-term use in the peripheral and possibly also in the central compartment, could be of clinical relevance...
  76. ncbi request reprint Various bilateral olfactory deficits in male patients with schizophrenia
    Claudia I Rupp
    Department of General Psychiatry, Innsbruck Medical University, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Schizophr Bull 31:155-65. 2005
    ..Olfactory dysfunctions were found across both nostrils. Results suggest specific dysfunctions in olfactory processing in schizophrenia patients, including early stages of the odor identification process...
  77. ncbi request reprint QTc variability in schizophrenia patients treated with antipsychotics and healthy controls
    Maria A Rettenbacher
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Hospital, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 25:206-10. 2005
    ....
  78. ncbi request reprint Cross-cultural evaluation of health status using item response theory: FACT-B comparisons between Austrian and U.S. patients with breast cancer
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Eval Health Prof 28:233-59. 2005
    ..Determination of clinically significant cross-cultural differences will require additional investigation...
  79. ncbi request reprint The effect of nabilone on neuropsychological functions related to driving ability: an extended case series
    Ilsemarie Kurzthaler
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Clinics, Austria
    Hum Psychopharmacol 20:291-3. 2005
    ..No indication was found of a deterioration of any of the five investigated neuropsychological functions during the 4-week treatment period with nabilone...
  80. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in adult hematopoietic cell transplant patients at least 5 yr after treatment: a comparison with healthy controls
    Martin Kopp
    Department of General Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Hospital, Innsbruck, Austria
    Eur J Haematol 74:304-8. 2005
    ....
  81. ncbi request reprint Olfactory functions and volumetric measures of orbitofrontal and limbic regions in schizophrenia
    Claudia I Rupp
    Department of Psychiatry, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria
    Schizophr Res 74:149-61. 2005
    ..In this study, we examined the relationship between different olfactory functions and volumes of the hippocampus-amygdala complex (HAC) and the orbitofrontal brain region using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
  82. ncbi request reprint Osteoporosis in patients with schizophrenia
    Martina Hummer
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Hospital, Austria
    Am J Psychiatry 162:162-7. 2005
    ..The authors' goals were to investigate the association between schizophrenia and a decrease in bone mineral density and to get more insight into potential underlying pathophysiological mechanisms...
  83. ncbi request reprint [The role of alcohol and/or benzodiazepines in occupational accidents compared to accidents due to other causes]
    Ilsemarie Kurzthaler
    Abteilung für Biologische Psychiatrie, Universitätsklinik für Psychiatrie, Innsbruck, Osterreich
    Wien Med Wochenschr 154:482-8. 2004
    ..76 +/- 0.58 g/l) compared to other injuries (1.63 g/l +/- 0.74 g/l). No correlations were found concerning benzodiazepine use and demographic variables and all measured benzodiazepine plasma levels were within the therapeutic range...
  84. ncbi request reprint Is higher income and educational status associated with poorer outcome in patients with Hodgkin's disease?
    Bernhard Holzner
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Hospital, Innsbruck, Austria
    Eur J Haematol 73:318-24. 2004
    ..The aim of the study was to determine the impact of socioeconomic status on relapse-free survival (RFS) in patients with Hodgkin's disease...
  85. ncbi request reprint Compliance in schizophrenia: psychopathology, side effects, and patients' attitudes toward the illness and medication
    Maria A Rettenbacher
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Clinics, Innsbruck, Austria
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:1211-8. 2004
    ....
  86. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in schizophrenia: the impact of psychopathology, attitude toward medication, and side effects
    Alex Hofer
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Clinics, Innsbruck, Austria
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:932-9. 2004
    ..Factors deemed relevant in this context include severity of symptoms, antipsychotic-induced side effects, sociodemographic variables, and patients' subjective response to medication...
  87. ncbi request reprint No deterioration of cognitive performance in an aggressive unilateral and bilateral antidepressant rTMS add-on trial
    Armand Hausmann
    Department of General Psychiatry, University Hospital Innsbruck, Austria
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:772-82. 2004
    ....
  88. ncbi request reprint Clock drawing, clock reading, clock setting, and judgment of clock faces in elderly people with dementia and depression
    Thomas Bodner
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Clinics, Innsbruck, Austria
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1146-50. 2004
    ..To assess patient performance on different clock tasks...
  89. ncbi request reprint Normative data for functional assessment of cancer therapy--general scale and its use for the interpretation of quality of life scores in cancer survivors
    Bernhard Holzner
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Innsbruck University Hospital, Innsbruck, Austria
    Acta Oncol 43:153-60. 2004
    ..Furthermore, unless patient data are compared with normative values, phenomena such as adaptation and response shift might be missed or misinterpreted...
  90. ncbi request reprint Attitudes toward antipsychotics among outpatient clinic attendees with schizophrenia
    Alex Hofer
    Department of Biologic Psychiatry, University Clinics Innsbruck, Austria
    J Clin Psychiatry 63:49-53. 2002
    ..A cross-sectional study was conducted in patients with schizophrenia who regularly attended an outpatient clinic to examine the impact of psychopathology, side effects, and sociodemographic factors on attitudes toward antipsychotics...