Regina Allwinn

Summary

Affiliation: Frankfurt am Main
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi "Trivalent influenza vaccination of healthy adults 3 years after the onset of swine-origin H1N1 pandemic: restricted immunogenicity of the new A/H1N1v constituent?"
    R Allwinn
    Institute of Medical Virology and Travel Vaccination Centre, J W Goethe University Clinic Frankfurt Main, Frankfurt Main, Germany
    Med Microbiol Immunol 202:125-30. 2013
  2. doi [Comparison of seasonal influenza vaccines: composition and properties]
    R Allwinn
    Institut für Med Virologie und Impfambulanz, Frankfurt Main
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 136:2315-8. 2011
  3. pmc Reliability of medical students' vaccination histories for immunisable diseases
    Sabine Wicker
    Occupational Health Service, Hospital of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt, Theodor Stern Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt, Germany
    BMC Public Health 8:121. 2008
  4. doi Significant increase in travel-associated dengue fever in Germany
    Regina Allwinn
    Institute of Medical Virology, University Hospital Frankfurt Main, Frankfurt Main, Germany
    Med Microbiol Immunol 200:155-9. 2011
  5. ncbi [Is avian influenza a risk for humans?]
    R Allwinn
    Institut für Medizinische Virologie und reisemedizinische Impfambulanz, Frankfurt Main
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 130:946-8. 2005
  6. doi [Viral gastroenteritis. An epidemiologic investigation between the period 2001-2006]
    Regina Allwinn
    Institut für Medizinische Virologie und reisemedizinische Impfambulanz, Universitätsklinik Frankfurt Main, Paul Ehrlich Strasse 40, Frankfurt Main
    Med Klin (Munich) 103:389-95. 2008
  7. ncbi Rapid diagnosis of primary dengue fever by the immunochromatographic test and by electron microscopy--a case report
    R Allwinn
    Institute for Medical Virology, J W Goethe University Frankfurt Main, Germany
    Infection 27:365-7. 1999
  8. ncbi The "influenza vaccine"--benefit, risk, costs
    R Allwinn
    Institute for Medical Virology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Paul Ehrlich Str 40, 60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Med Microbiol Immunol 191:183-5. 2002
  9. ncbi Laboratory diagnosis of influenza--virology or serology?
    R Allwinn
    Institute for Medical Virology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Paul Ehrlich Str 40, 60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Med Microbiol Immunol 191:157-60. 2002
  10. doi Dengue in travellers is still underestimated
    Regina Allwinn
    Institute of Medical Virology, University Hospital Frankfurt Main, Frankfurt Main, Germany
    Intervirology 51:96-100. 2008

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Publications32

  1. doi "Trivalent influenza vaccination of healthy adults 3 years after the onset of swine-origin H1N1 pandemic: restricted immunogenicity of the new A/H1N1v constituent?"
    R Allwinn
    Institute of Medical Virology and Travel Vaccination Centre, J W Goethe University Clinic Frankfurt Main, Frankfurt Main, Germany
    Med Microbiol Immunol 202:125-30. 2013
    ..Despite the significant titer rise, sufficient H1N1 herd immunity was still not achieved. It can be assumed that a high influenza A herd immunity may be a requirement for a successful booster vaccination...
  2. doi [Comparison of seasonal influenza vaccines: composition and properties]
    R Allwinn
    Institut für Med Virologie und Impfambulanz, Frankfurt Main
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 136:2315-8. 2011
    ..Actually a broad range of various influenza vaccines exist and are available for a very different group of patients (which depends on physical conditions, age, immune status or allergies)...
  3. pmc Reliability of medical students' vaccination histories for immunisable diseases
    Sabine Wicker
    Occupational Health Service, Hospital of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt, Theodor Stern Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt, Germany
    BMC Public Health 8:121. 2008
    ..Medical students come into contact with infectious diseases early on their career. Immunity against vaccine-preventable diseases is therefore vital for both medical students and the patients with whom they come into contact...
  4. doi Significant increase in travel-associated dengue fever in Germany
    Regina Allwinn
    Institute of Medical Virology, University Hospital Frankfurt Main, Frankfurt Main, Germany
    Med Microbiol Immunol 200:155-9. 2011
    ....
  5. ncbi [Is avian influenza a risk for humans?]
    R Allwinn
    Institut für Medizinische Virologie und reisemedizinische Impfambulanz, Frankfurt Main
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 130:946-8. 2005
    ..Furthermore the virus could mutate and jump to humans with the threat of a global influenza pandemic...
  6. doi [Viral gastroenteritis. An epidemiologic investigation between the period 2001-2006]
    Regina Allwinn
    Institut für Medizinische Virologie und reisemedizinische Impfambulanz, Universitätsklinik Frankfurt Main, Paul Ehrlich Strasse 40, Frankfurt Main
    Med Klin (Munich) 103:389-95. 2008
    ..Thereby rota-, noro-, adeno-, and astroviruses are mentioned in descending order. The diagnosis of these frequently nosocomial infections can easily result from virus antigen detection of stool samples...
  7. ncbi Rapid diagnosis of primary dengue fever by the immunochromatographic test and by electron microscopy--a case report
    R Allwinn
    Institute for Medical Virology, J W Goethe University Frankfurt Main, Germany
    Infection 27:365-7. 1999
    ..Laboratory confirmation was achieved by demonstrating anti-dengue IgM and IgG antibodies in paired sera; in addition, flavivirus particles were directly visualized by electron microscopy...
  8. ncbi The "influenza vaccine"--benefit, risk, costs
    R Allwinn
    Institute for Medical Virology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Paul Ehrlich Str 40, 60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Med Microbiol Immunol 191:183-5. 2002
    ..Although the benefit of annual influenza vaccination especially for the elderly and risk groups is beyond doubt, a low acceptance of vaccine recommendations has been noticed in Germany to date...
  9. ncbi Laboratory diagnosis of influenza--virology or serology?
    R Allwinn
    Institute for Medical Virology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Paul Ehrlich Str 40, 60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Med Microbiol Immunol 191:157-60. 2002
    ..In comparison, virus detection is clearly superior to antibody determination for diagnosis of influenza virus infections. However, antibody testing may be useful as a complementary tool to confirm the diagnosis retrospectively...
  10. doi Dengue in travellers is still underestimated
    Regina Allwinn
    Institute of Medical Virology, University Hospital Frankfurt Main, Frankfurt Main, Germany
    Intervirology 51:96-100. 2008
    ..Dengue fever (DF), one of the main emerging virus diseases, also increases in German travellers, due to the increasing number of travellers to tropical regions...
  11. doi Assessment of mumps virus-specific antibodies by different serological assays: which test correlates best with mumps immunity?
    R Allwinn
    Institute of Medical Virology and Travel Vaccination Centre, J W Goethe University Hospital Frankfurt Main, Paul Ehrlich Str 40, 60596 Frankfurt Main, Germany
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 30:1223-8. 2011
    ..The investigation of newly developed test systems and the occurrence of different mumps virus genotypes should also be considered...
  12. ncbi [How dangerous is avian flu for mankind?]
    Regina Allwinn
    Institut für Medizinische, Virologie Reisemedizinische Impfambulanz, Universitätsklinikum der J W Goethe Universität, Paul Ehrlich Strasse 40, 60596 Frankfurt Main
    Med Klin (Munich) 100:710-3. 2005
    ..Various animals like birds, pigs, horses, sea mammals and, finally, humans are susceptible to influenza A viruses. The high possibility of genomic changes like gene shift and drift are caused by the segmented RNA genome...
  13. doi Determination of serum antibodies against swine-origin influenza A virus H1N1/09 by immunofluorescence, haemagglutination inhibition, and by neutralization tests: how is the prevalence rate of protecting antibodies in humans?
    Regina Allwinn
    Institute of Medical Virology, University Hospital, Frankfurt M, Germany
    Med Microbiol Immunol 199:117-21. 2010
    ..Expecting the next waves of influenza A/H1N1v infections, HI testing may avoid vaccinations under special risk of severe or hidden adverse reactions...
  14. doi Prevalence- and gender-specific immune response to opportunistic infections in HIV-infected patients in Lesotho
    Holger F Rabenau
    Institute of Medical Virology, Hospital of the Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Sex Transm Dis 37:454-9. 2010
    ..Furthermore agent-specific immune responses were investigated by analyzing antibody titers against herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and against T. pallidum...
  15. doi Hepatitis E: are psychiatric patients on special risk?
    Claudia Reinheimer
    Institute for Medical Virology, University Hospital, Paul Ehrlich Strasse 40, 60596, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Med Microbiol Immunol 201:171-5. 2012
    ..0%; 95%CI: 17.86-44.61). Overall seroprevalence of anti-HEV-IgG in FFM is higher than in Germany on average. The group of AELE and PSYCH shows significantly more often marker of HEV infections than other groups in our collective...
  16. doi Do fewer cases of Kaposi's sarcoma in HIV-infected patients reflect a decrease in HHV8 seroprevalence?
    Claudia Reinheimer
    Institute for Medical Virology, JW Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Med Microbiol Immunol 200:161-4. 2011
    ..Therefore, we conclude that the low rate of clinical KS is associated with an improved immunological status due to an optimized anti-HIV therapy...
  17. ncbi Cost-effective and safe ambulatory long-term immunoprophylaxis with intramuscular instead of intravenous hepatitis B immunoglobulin to prevent reinfection after orthotopic liver transplantation
    Dominik Faust
    2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt Main, Germany
    Clin Transplant 17:254-8. 2003
    ..v.) HBIG are found to be extremely high. We therefore studied patients' outcome (i) after a switch from i.v. to i.m. HBIG and (ii) the outcome after the patients were initially treated with i.m. HBIG after discharge from the hospital...
  18. ncbi [Study of vaccination for travel shows: serious gaps in polio, diphtheria and tetanus vaccination]
    B Ludwig
    Institut für Medizinische Virologie und Impfambulanz, Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt Main
    MMW Fortschr Med 143:29-31. 2001
    ..2%), Asia (21.95) and South America (20.9%). Accordingly, vaccinations for yellow fever and hepatitis were the most commonly indicated and implemented vaccinations, and more than 50% received antimalarial chemoprophylaxis...
  19. ncbi Epidemiological analysis of immunity to poliovirus after termination of an era of vaccination with OPV in Germany. An analysis of the German Association Against Viral Diseases (DVV)
    S Franck
    Institut fur Medizinische Virologie, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main
    Zentralbl Bakteriol 289:475-81. 1999
    ..However, a good immunity to all 3 serotypes was not achieved by primary vaccination. The objective of a global eradication of poliomyelitis has not yet been be achieved. Great problems still exist, especially in Africa and Asia...
  20. ncbi Travel-acquired dengue infection: clinical spectrum and diagnostic aspects
    C Stephan
    Clinic for Internal Medicine, Dept of Infectious Disease, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Infection 30:225-8. 2002
    ..Only few studies focus on clinical manifestations and serological findings in primarily nonimmune individuals...
  21. ncbi Viral zoonoses - a threat under control?
    B Ludwig
    Institute for Medical Virology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Intervirology 46:71-8. 2003
    ..In this review, we present the important examples of zoonotic viruses and discuss the factors playing a key role in the emergence and resurgence of these diseases...
  22. ncbi [Epidemiological analysis of immunity against vaccine-preventable diseases: rubella, measles, mumps and chickenpox]
    S Buxbaum
    Institut für Medizinische Virologie der Universitätsklinik Frankfurt Main, Germany
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 126:1289-93. 2001
    ..All these diseases are preventable by vaccination which is recommended in Germany, recently vaccination against VZV for teenager without immunity since July 2001. In the following study we screened for immunity against the four viruses...
  23. doi Problems and challenges in the diagnosis of vertical infection with human cytomegalovirus (CMV): lessons from two accidental cases
    Annemarie Berger
    Institut fur Medizinische Virologie, Klinikum der J W Goethe Universitat, Paul Ehrlich Str 40, D 60596, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    J Clin Virol 51:285-8. 2011
    ..Passive IgG treatment of the mother was helpful but the ultimate goal in prevention of congenital CMV infection is to develop a vaccine, which would be administered to seronegative women...
  24. doi Evaluation of the new ARCHITECT anti-HCV screening test under routine laboratory conditions
    Annemarie Berger
    Institute for Medical Virology, Frankfurt University Medical School, Paul Ehrlich Street 40, D 60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    J Clin Virol 43:158-61. 2008
    ..An improved test version of the Abbott ARCHITECT anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) test became available at the end of 2005...
  25. ncbi Loss of varicella zoster virus antibodies despite detectable cell mediated immunity after vaccination
    B Ludwig
    Institute for Medical Virology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, Paul Ehrlich Str 40, 60596, Frankfurt a M, Germany
    Infection 34:222-6. 2006
    ..Due to this recommendation the medical practitioner and the laboratories will be confronted with the problem of serologic non-responders or loss of humoral immunity more frequently...
  26. ncbi Cross-reactivity in flavivirus serology: new implications of an old finding?
    R Allwinn
    Institute for Medical Virology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Med Microbiol Immunol 190:199-202. 2002
    ....
  27. doi Influenza vaccination compliance among health care workers in a German university hospital
    S Wicker
    Occupational Health Service, University Hospital, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt Main, Germany
    Infection 37:197-202. 2009
    ..However, acceptance of the influenza vaccination by medical personnel is low...
  28. ncbi Comparison of the neutralizing and ELISA antibody titres to measles virus in human sera and in gamma globulin preparations
    Holger F Rabenau
    Institute of Medical Virology, University Hospital, Frankfurt Main, Paul Ehrlich Str 40, 60596 Frankfurt Main, Germany
    Med Microbiol Immunol 196:151-5. 2007
    ..In both antibody tests seropositive specimens revealed a quite good to moderate correlation. Taken together, the measles IgG ELISA is adequately for immunity testing and identifying of seronegative individuals for vaccination...
  29. ncbi Seroprevalence of vaccine preventable and blood transmissible viral infections (measles, mumps, rubella, polio, HBV, HCV and HIV) in medical students
    Sabine Wicker
    Occupational Health Service, University Hospital of Frankfurt, 60590 Frankfurt Main, Germany
    Med Microbiol Immunol 196:145-50. 2007
    ..1% (type 1), 96.9% (type 2) and 70% (type 3). 68.2% had antibodies (titer 1:> or =10) against all three virus types. The partly significant gaps of immunity in the students need to be closed prior to the first contact with patients...
  30. pmc Tolerability of malaria chemoprophylaxis in non-immune travellers to sub-Saharan Africa: multicentre, randomised, double blind, four arm study
    Patricia Schlagenhauf
    Division of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMJ 327:1078. 2003
    ..To compare the tolerability of malaria chemoprophylaxis regimens in non-immune travellers...
  31. ncbi Will the next human influenza pandemic be caused by the virus of the avian flu A/H5N1? Arguments pro and counter
    H W Doerr
    Med Microbiol Immunol 195:45-7. 2006
    ..In this article, epidemiological and virological arguments supporting or declining this fear are outlined and discussed with regard to viral infectivity and pathogenicity...
  32. ncbi Prevalence and prevention of needlestick injuries among health care workers in a German university hospital
    Sabine Wicker
    Occupational Health Service, Hospital of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt, Theodor Stern Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt, Germany
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 81:347-54. 2008
    ..Needlestick injuries can be prevented by safer devices...