Herwig Pieringer

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Will antirheumatic treatment improve cardiovascular outcomes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?
    Herwig Pieringer
    Academic Research Unit, 2nd Department of Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Krankenhausstr 9, A 4020 Linz, Austria
    Curr Pharm Des 20:486-95. 2014
  2. doi request reprint [Why rheumatoid arthritis needs cardiologists]
    H Pieringer
    Academic Research Unit, Interne 2, Allgemeines Krankenhaus Linz, Krankenhausstr 9, 4020 Linz, Osterreich
    Z Rheumatol 72:361-9; quiz 370-1. 2013
  3. doi request reprint What is causing my arthritis, doctor? A glimpse beyond the usual suspects in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis
    H Pieringer
    Academic Research Unit, 2nd Department of Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Krankenhausstrasse 9, Linz, Austria
    QJM 106:219-28. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Rheumatoid arthritis is an independent risk factor for an increased augmentation index regardless of the coexistence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors
    Herwig Pieringer
    Section of Rheumatology, 2nd Department of Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Linz, Austria
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 42:17-22. 2012
  5. pmc Patients with arthritis undergoing surgery: how should we manage tumour necrosis factor blocking agents perioperatively?-A systematic literature review
    Herwig Pieringer
    Section of Rheumatology, 2nd Department of Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Linz Linz, Austria
    Yonsei Med J 54:253-7. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Augmentation index in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis treated with infliximab
    Herwig Pieringer
    Section of Rheumatology, 2nd Department of Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Krankenhausstr 9, A 4020, Linz, Austria
    Clin Rheumatol 29:723-7. 2010
  7. doi request reprint The place of methotrexate perioperatively in elective orthopedic surgeries in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Herwig Pieringer
    Section of Rheumatology, 2nd Department of Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Krankenhausstr 9, Linz, 4020, Austria
    Clin Rheumatol 27:1217-20. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. A debilitating disease causing fibrosis of the skin and inner organs in patients with kidney failure
    H Pieringer
    Section of Rheumatology and Nephrology, 2nd Department of Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Austria
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 28:268-74. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: vascular alterations and possible clinical implications
    H Pieringer
    2nd Department of Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Krankenhausstr 9, A 4020 Linz, Austria
    QJM 104:13-26. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Augmentation index and large-artery remodeling in patients with longstanding rheumatoid arthritis compared with healthy controls
    Herwig Pieringer
    2nd Department of Medicine, Section of Rheumatology, General Hospital Linz, Linz, Austria
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 39:163-9. 2009

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Publications25

  1. ncbi request reprint Will antirheumatic treatment improve cardiovascular outcomes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?
    Herwig Pieringer
    Academic Research Unit, 2nd Department of Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Krankenhausstr 9, A 4020 Linz, Austria
    Curr Pharm Des 20:486-95. 2014
    ..Only a few drugs (glucocorticoids and NSAIDs) have been associated with increased CV risk. Treating RA aggressively, as recommended by current guidelines, is likely to have a beneficial effect on CV outcomes. ..
  2. doi request reprint [Why rheumatoid arthritis needs cardiologists]
    H Pieringer
    Academic Research Unit, Interne 2, Allgemeines Krankenhaus Linz, Krankenhausstr 9, 4020 Linz, Osterreich
    Z Rheumatol 72:361-9; quiz 370-1. 2013
    ..The present manuscript summarizes the published evidence concerning the increased CV risk in RA patients...
  3. doi request reprint What is causing my arthritis, doctor? A glimpse beyond the usual suspects in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis
    H Pieringer
    Academic Research Unit, 2nd Department of Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Krankenhausstrasse 9, Linz, Austria
    QJM 106:219-28. 2013
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  4. doi request reprint Rheumatoid arthritis is an independent risk factor for an increased augmentation index regardless of the coexistence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors
    Herwig Pieringer
    Section of Rheumatology, 2nd Department of Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Linz, Austria
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 42:17-22. 2012
    ..In this study we determined whether the impact of RA on the AIx is diminished in the context of coexisting, strong cardiovascular risk factors...
  5. pmc Patients with arthritis undergoing surgery: how should we manage tumour necrosis factor blocking agents perioperatively?-A systematic literature review
    Herwig Pieringer
    Section of Rheumatology, 2nd Department of Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Linz Linz, Austria
    Yonsei Med J 54:253-7. 2013
    ..Scheduling surgery at the end of the drug interval and adding one "safety" week prior to surgery should be an acceptable plan in daily clinical practice...
  6. doi request reprint Augmentation index in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis treated with infliximab
    Herwig Pieringer
    Section of Rheumatology, 2nd Department of Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Krankenhausstr 9, A 4020, Linz, Austria
    Clin Rheumatol 29:723-7. 2010
    ..2 +/- 23.7% (p = 0.04). Infliximab did not reduce the AIx in patients with RA and AS, although there were clinical improvements and CRP and ESR decreased. Instead, the AIx increased. This could negatively influence cardiac workload...
  7. doi request reprint The place of methotrexate perioperatively in elective orthopedic surgeries in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Herwig Pieringer
    Section of Rheumatology, 2nd Department of Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Krankenhausstr 9, Linz, 4020, Austria
    Clin Rheumatol 27:1217-20. 2008
    ..None of the examined papers addresses the issue of safety in connection with comorbidities, age or high doses of MTX...
  8. ncbi request reprint Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. A debilitating disease causing fibrosis of the skin and inner organs in patients with kidney failure
    H Pieringer
    Section of Rheumatology and Nephrology, 2nd Department of Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Austria
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 28:268-74. 2010
    ..Although no proof is yet available that hemodialysis prevents NSF, it is effective in the clearance of gadolinium and should therefore be considered as a treatment immediately after the imaging...
  9. doi request reprint Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: vascular alterations and possible clinical implications
    H Pieringer
    2nd Department of Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Krankenhausstr 9, A 4020 Linz, Austria
    QJM 104:13-26. 2011
    ..Leflunomide, cyclosporine, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibitors may worsen cardiovascular outcome. The role of glucocorticoids in active RA remains to be determined...
  10. doi request reprint Augmentation index and large-artery remodeling in patients with longstanding rheumatoid arthritis compared with healthy controls
    Herwig Pieringer
    2nd Department of Medicine, Section of Rheumatology, General Hospital Linz, Linz, Austria
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 39:163-9. 2009
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  11. ncbi request reprint Patients with rheumatoid arthritis undergoing surgery: how should we deal with antirheumatic treatment?
    Herwig Pieringer
    Section of Rheumatology, 2nd Department of Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Linz, Austria
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 36:278-86. 2007
    ..To review published data on the perioperative management of antirheumatic treatment and perioperative outcome in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  12. ncbi request reprint [Radiological appearance of the cementless ALLOCLASSIC SL-stem implanted in very old patients with primary hip osteoarthritis]
    H Pieringer
    Orthopädische Abteilung Allgemeines Krankenhaus Linz, Osterreich
    Z Orthop Ihre Grenzgeb 142:322-7. 2004
    ..The radiological appearance of the cementless ALLOCLASSIC SL-stem, implanted in patients with primary osteoarthritis of the hip and aged at least 80 years at time of surgery, was investigated...
  13. doi request reprint Arterial stiffness in a muscular artery in women with longstanding rheumatoid arthritis compared with healthy controls and patients with traditional cardiovascular risk factors
    Herwig Pieringer
    Section of Rheumatology, 2nd Department of Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Krankenhausstr 9, 4020, Linz, Austria
    Rheumatol Int 30:1335-9. 2010
    ..RA is associated with a higher PWV as compared with healthy controls and is comparable to patients with known traditional risk factors. This reflects vascular dysfunction in patients with RA...
  14. doi request reprint Impact of smoking on progression of vascular diseases and patient survival in type-1 diabetic patients after simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplantation in a single centre
    Georg Biesenbach
    Second Department of Medicine, Section Nephrology, General Hospital, Linz, Austria
    Transpl Int 21:357-63. 2008
    ..Additionally, mortality after SKPT tends to be higher in smoking patients...
  15. doi request reprint Heart rate, ejection duration and subendocardial viability ratio in patients with rheumatoid arthritis as compared to controls
    Herwig Pieringer
    Section of Rheumatology, 2nd Department of Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Linz, Austria Paracelsus Private Medical University Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
    Int J Rheum Dis 17:39-43. 2014
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate whether heart rate is increased in RA patients...
  16. ncbi request reprint Long-term results of the cementless ALLOCLASSIC hip arthroplasty system using a 28-mm ceramic head: with a retrospective comparison to a 32-mm head
    Herwig Pieringer
    Orthopaedic Department, Allgemeines Krankenhaus Linz, Linz, Austria
    J Arthroplasty 21:967-74. 2006
    ..4 points (21-46). At time of follow-up, the average Harris Hip Score was 89.7 points (54-100). Radiolucent lines and osteolyses were found only seldom (mostly in the proximal stem zones)...
  17. doi request reprint Hemodialysis in patients older than 65 years with end-stage renal failure--comparison of outcome in patients with and without diabetes
    Herwig Pieringer
    2nd Department of Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Krankenhausstrasse 9, 4020 Linz, Austria
    Z Gerontol Geriatr 41:139-45. 2008
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  18. doi request reprint Metabolic control and vascular diseases under oral antidiabetic drug versus insulin therapy and/or diet alone during the first year of hemodialysis in type 2 diabetic patients with ESRD
    Georg Biesenbach
    2nd Department of Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Bismarckstrasse 7, 4020 Linz, Austria
    Int Urol Nephrol 43:1155-60. 2011
    ..The aim of the present study was to identify differences between patients on oral antidiabetic drug therapy or insulin substitution or diet therapy alone during their first year of hemodialysis...
  19. ncbi request reprint Administration of infliximab in general practitioners' offices is safe
    Ulrike Stuby
    2nd Department of Medicine, Section of Rheumatology, General Hospital Linz, Krankenhausstr 9, 4020, Linz, Austria
    Clin Rheumatol 26:1863-6. 2007
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  20. ncbi request reprint Reconstruction of severe acetabular bone-deficiency: the Burch-Schneider antiprotrusio cage in primary and revision total hip arthroplasty
    Herwig Pieringer
    Orthopaedic Department, Allgemeines Krankenhaus Linz, Austria
    J Arthroplasty 21:489-96. 2006
    ..The average Harris Hip Score was improved from 28.2 preoperatively to 73.5 points at the time of follow-up. Radiolucent lines were often found in the Charnley/DeLee's zones II and III. In contrast, osteolyses were seldom seen...
  21. ncbi request reprint Long-term results with the cementless Alloclassic brand hip arthroplasty system
    Herwig Pieringer
    Orthopaedic Department, Allgemeines Krankenhaus Linz, Krankenhausstrasse 9, 4020 Linz, Austria
    J Arthroplasty 18:321-8. 2003
    ..9% for the cup and 100% for the stem after 132 months. The average Harris Hip Score was 85.4 points. Radiolucent lines and osteolyses were found primarily in the proximal zones of the stem...
  22. doi request reprint Using cyclophosphamide in inflammatory rheumatic diseases
    Tobias Brummaier
    Academic Research Unit, 2nd Department of Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Linz, Austria
    Eur J Intern Med 24:590-6. 2013
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  23. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for delayed kidney function and impact of delayed function on patient and graft survival in adult graft recipients
    Herwig Pieringer
    2nd Department of Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Linz, Austria
    Clin Transplant 19:391-8. 2005
    ..6 vs. IGF 6.3%; p < 0.001). After 3 yr the graft survival tended to be lower in the DGF group (DGF 74.2 vs. IGF 84.4%; NS), but this difference was not statistically significant...
  24. ncbi request reprint Rate of decline of GFR and progression of vascular disease in type 2 diabetic patients with diabetic or vascular nephropathy during the last three years before starting dialysis therapy
    Georg Biesenbach
    2nd Department of Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Linz, Austria
    Kidney Blood Press Res 29:267-72. 2006
    ..The aim of the study was to determine differences in the progression of renal insufficiency and the prevalence of vascular diseases in the two patient groups...
  25. ncbi request reprint Hypocalcemic tetany in the newborn as a manifestation of unrecognized maternal primary hyperparathyroidism
    Herwig Pieringer
    2nd Department of Medicine, General Hospital Linz, Linz, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 119:129-31. 2007
    ..The search for the cause of hypocalcemia in a newborn should not focus on the patient alone. Examining the apparently healthy mother and approaching the case in a multidisciplinary fashion may benefit both the child and the mother...