Johannes Forster

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Affiliation: St. Josefskrankenhaus
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Respiratory syncytial virus: G gene genotype and disease severity
    Adelheid Struck
    Institut fur Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Universität Magdeburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:1000-2. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint [Burden of acute rotavirus gastroenteritis (RV-AGE) in Germany: a comparison of federal statistics and epidemiological data]
    J Forster
    St Josefskrankenhaus, Abteilung für Kinder und Jugendmedizin St Hedwig, Freiburg, Germany
    Gesundheitswesen 69:227-32. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Prospective population-based study of viral lower respiratory tract infections in children under 3 years of age (the PRI.DE study)
    Johannes Forster
    St Josefs Hospital, Sautier Strasse 1, 79104 Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Pediatr 163:709-16. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Influenza in children: the German perspective
    Johannes Forster
    Department of Pediatrics, St Josefs Hospital, Freiburg, Germany
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:S215-7. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint [Transferability of trial results into clinical practice: examples taken from paediatric practice]
    Johannes Forster
    St Josefskrankenhaus Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus und Zentrum für Kinder und Jugendmedizin, Albert Ludwigs Universitat Freiburg
    Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes 103:364-6. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Criteria for the differential indication of asthma education versus asthma instruction for families of preschoolers: results from the randomized DIAT2 study (Differential Indication of Asthma Trainings in Toddlers)
    J Forster
    St Josefskrankenhaus, Abteilung für Kinder und Jugendmedizin, St Hedwig Sautierstraße 1, Freiburg, Germany
    Klin Padiatr 223:227-30. 2011
  7. pmc Surfactant protein B polymorphisms are associated with severe respiratory syncytial virus infection, but not with asthma
    Beena Puthothu
    University Children s Hospital, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    BMC Pulm Med 7:6. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Association of TNF-alpha with severe respiratory syncytial virus infection and bronchial asthma
    Beena Puthothu
    Centre for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 20:157-63. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Interleukin (IL)-18 polymorphism 133C/G is associated with severe respiratory syncytial virus infection
    Beena Puthothu
    Center for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:1094-8. 2007
  10. pmc Polymorphisms of toll like receptors in the genetics of severe RSV associated diseases
    Beena Mailaparambil
    Centre for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Dis Markers 25:59-65. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Respiratory syncytial virus: G gene genotype and disease severity
    Adelheid Struck
    Institut fur Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Universität Magdeburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:1000-2. 2004
    ..In a hospital-based study by Martinello (2002), specific G gene genotypes of respiratory syncytial virus subgroup A virus were associated with an increased severity of illness...
  2. ncbi request reprint [Burden of acute rotavirus gastroenteritis (RV-AGE) in Germany: a comparison of federal statistics and epidemiological data]
    J Forster
    St Josefskrankenhaus, Abteilung für Kinder und Jugendmedizin St Hedwig, Freiburg, Germany
    Gesundheitswesen 69:227-32. 2007
    ..These findings support the recommendation of the Deutsche Akademie für Kinderheilkunde und Jugendmedizin (DAKJ) for a general vaccination of against RV in Germany...
  3. ncbi request reprint Prospective population-based study of viral lower respiratory tract infections in children under 3 years of age (the PRI.DE study)
    Johannes Forster
    St Josefs Hospital, Sautier Strasse 1, 79104 Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Pediatr 163:709-16. 2004
    ..Conclusion: Hospitalisation rates due to lower respiratory tract infections in healthy children were similar to those reported elsewhere; the rates for outpatient visits were approximately ten times higher...
  4. ncbi request reprint Influenza in children: the German perspective
    Johannes Forster
    Department of Pediatrics, St Josefs Hospital, Freiburg, Germany
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:S215-7. 2003
    ..Influenza is recognized as an important disease in infants and children, but epidemiologic data on influenza in children are limited...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Transferability of trial results into clinical practice: examples taken from paediatric practice]
    Johannes Forster
    St Josefskrankenhaus Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus und Zentrum für Kinder und Jugendmedizin, Albert Ludwigs Universitat Freiburg
    Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes 103:364-6. 2009
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  6. doi request reprint Criteria for the differential indication of asthma education versus asthma instruction for families of preschoolers: results from the randomized DIAT2 study (Differential Indication of Asthma Trainings in Toddlers)
    J Forster
    St Josefskrankenhaus, Abteilung für Kinder und Jugendmedizin, St Hedwig Sautierstraße 1, Freiburg, Germany
    Klin Padiatr 223:227-30. 2011
    ..Criteria to assign education or instruction to asthmatic schoolchildren (DIA) have been evaluated . This paper describes the use of those criteria in the Preschoolers' and parents' asthma education trial (P (2)AET) ...
  7. pmc Surfactant protein B polymorphisms are associated with severe respiratory syncytial virus infection, but not with asthma
    Beena Puthothu
    University Children s Hospital, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    BMC Pulm Med 7:6. 2007
    ..In this study we tested whether SP-B was in association with two further pulmonary diseases in children, i. e. severe infections caused by respiratory syncytial virus and bronchial asthma...
  8. doi request reprint Association of TNF-alpha with severe respiratory syncytial virus infection and bronchial asthma
    Beena Puthothu
    Centre for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 20:157-63. 2009
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  9. ncbi request reprint Interleukin (IL)-18 polymorphism 133C/G is associated with severe respiratory syncytial virus infection
    Beena Puthothu
    Center for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:1094-8. 2007
    ..Interleukin (IL)-18 plays an important role in adjusting the TH1/TH2 immune response to viral infections. Thus, we tested the hypothesis that polymorphisms in IL-18 were associated with severe RSV-associated diseases...
  10. pmc Polymorphisms of toll like receptors in the genetics of severe RSV associated diseases
    Beena Mailaparambil
    Centre for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Dis Markers 25:59-65. 2008
    ..Future studies should focus on additional genes of the innate immune response...
  11. doi request reprint Polymorphisms of interferons and their receptors in the genetics of severe RSV-associated diseases
    Beena Mailaparambil
    Centre for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University of Freiburg, Mathildenstrasse 1, 79106, Freiburg, Germany
    Arch Virol 153:2133-7. 2008
    ..Thus, despite the involvement of different IFNs in the pathophysiology of RSV infection, genetic variants in IFNG and related genes might not alter the risk for the development of severe RSV-associated diseases...
  12. ncbi request reprint Hospital admission with neonatal sepsis and development of atopic disease: Is there a link?
    Matthias Volkmar Kopp
    University Children s Hospital, Freiburg, Germany
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 16:630-6. 2005
    ..Our data failed to show a possible link between hospital admission with SS and development of atopic disease...
  13. ncbi request reprint Haplotypes of surfactant protein C are associated with common paediatric lung diseases
    Beena Puthothu
    University Children s Hospital, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 17:572-7. 2006
    ..The results of our study might suggest opposing roles of surfactant Protein C in the genetic predisposition for respiratory syncytial virus associated diseases vs. asthma. The causal mechanism for this observation has still to be shown...
  14. ncbi request reprint Detection of respiratory viruses using a multiplex real-time PCR assay in Germany, 2009/10
    Sibylle Bierbaum
    Institute of Virology, University Medical Centre, Hermann Herder Str 11, 79104, Freiburg, Germany
    Arch Virol 159:669-76. 2014
    ..Viruses other than influenza virus accounted for the majority of acute respiratory infections. The FTD assay can be easily implemented in general diagnostic laboratories and facilitate the optimization of patient-management schemes. ..
  15. ncbi request reprint The use of imperfect diagnostic tests had an impact on prevalence estimation
    G Ihorst
    Institute of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:902-10. 2007
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  16. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary function in children of school age is related to the number of siblings in their family
    J Mattes
    University Children s Hospital, Freiburg, Germany
    Pediatr Pulmonol 28:414-7. 1999
    ..Our data therefore adds strength to the hypothesis that factors which cause the size of a sibship to influence a child's respiratory health have not yet been adequately explained...
  17. ncbi request reprint Community and nosocomially acquired respiratory syncytial virus infection in a German paediatric hospital from 1988 to 1999
    R Berner
    University Children s Hospital, Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Pediatr 160:541-7. 2001
    ..9% in all premature newborns. Of patients with community acquired RSV infection, 12% required intensive care and 6% had to be ventilated mechanically. The mortality rates in both parts of the study were 0.8% and 0.7%, respectively...
  18. ncbi request reprint Lower respiratory tract disease in children: constant pathogens - constant management?!
    S Wasem
    Department of Pediatrics, St Josefs Hospital, Freiburg, Germany
    Klin Padiatr 220:291-5. 2008
    ..Against this background the adoption of new diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines for the LRI management and of RSV-cases in particular is studied...
  19. ncbi request reprint Long- and medium-term ozone effects on lung growth including a broad spectrum of exposure
    G Ihorst
    University Children s Hospital, Institute for Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics, Freiburg, Germany
    Eur Respir J 23:292-9. 2004
    ..5 yr period due to partial reversibility...
  20. ncbi request reprint Determination of the population size in an epidemiological study with children
    G Ihorst
    Institute of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics, University Hospital of Freiburg, Stefan Meier Str 26, 79104 Freiburg, Germany
    Methods Inf Med 43:479-82. 2004
    ..To obtain a reliable estimate of the population size in an epidemiological study concerned with incidence estimation...
  21. ncbi request reprint Human bocavirus DNA detected by quantitative real-time PCR in two children hospitalized for lower respiratory tract infection
    T Schenk
    Department of Virology, Freiburg University Medical Center, Hermann Herder Strasse 11, 79104, Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 26:147-9. 2007
  22. pmc Croup is associated with the novel coronavirus NL63
    Lia van der Hoek
    Department of Human Retrovirology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS Med 2:e240. 2005
    ..We therefore determined its association with disease in young children with lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Ten years' experience with year-round active surveillance of up to 19 respiratory pathogens in children
    Josef A I Weigl
    Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital Kiel, Schwanenweg 20, Kiel, Germany
    Eur J Pediatr 166:957-66. 2007
    ..Surveillance systems for acute respiratory infections (ARI) in children currently are often limited in terms of the panel of pathogens and the age range investigated or are only syndromic and at times only active in the winter season...
  24. ncbi request reprint Economic impact of community-acquired and nosocomial lower respiratory tract infections in young children in Germany
    Birgit Ehlken
    MERG, Medical Economics Research Group, Munich, Germany
    Eur J Pediatr 164:607-15. 2005
    ..This cost-of-illness study provides basic data for further decision-making, focusing on the economic assessment of preventive strategies for RSV, PIV and IV infections...
  25. ncbi request reprint Health care-associated rotavirus illness in pediatric inpatients in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
    Ivo M Foppa
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Arnold School of Public Health, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:633-5. 2006
    ..The effectiveness of vaccination against RV from 2 months of age onward remains to be evaluated...
  26. pmc Prospective study of human metapneumovirus infection in children less than 3 years of age
    Brigitte König
    Institute of Medical Microbiology, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 42:4632-5. 2004
    ..Our data support the hypothesis that coinfections with RSV and hMPV are more severe than infections with either RSV or hMPV alone, at least in children younger than 3 years of age...
  27. ncbi request reprint Association between severe respiratory syncytial virus infection and IL13/IL4 haplotypes
    Beena Puthothu
    University Children s Hospital, University of Freiburg, Germany
    J Infect Dis 193:438-41. 2006
    ..More studies are needed to clarify whether RSV infection provokes asthma or whether RSV infection occurs in children who are genetically predisposed to a pronounced T helper 2 immune response and subsequently develop bronchial asthma...
  28. ncbi request reprint The development of childhood asthma: lessons from the German Multicentre Allergy Study (MAS)
    Susanne Lau
    University Children s Hospital, Department of Pneumology and Immunology Berlin, Charite Campus Virchow, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Paediatr Respir Rev 3:265-72. 2002
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Study on the Prevention of Allergy in Children in Europe (SPACE): allergic sensitization at 1 year of age in a controlled trial of allergen avoidance from birth
    Gerhard Halmerbauer
    University Children s Hospital, Wahringer Gurtel, Vienna, Austria
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 14:10-7. 2003
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Study on the prevention of allergy in Children in Europe (SPACE): allergic sensitization in children at 1 year of age in a controlled trial of allergen avoidance from birth
    Gerhard Halmerbauer
    University Children s Hospital, Vienna, Austria
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 13:47-54. 2002
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Acute intussusception in infants and children as an adverse event following immunization: case definition and guidelines of data collection, analysis, and presentation
    Julie E Bines
    Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Vaccine 22:569-74. 2004
  32. ncbi request reprint How pre- and postnatal risk factors modify the effect of rapid weight gain in infancy and early childhood on subsequent fat mass development: results from the Multicenter Allergy Study 90
    Nadina Karaolis-Danckert
    Research Institute of Child Nutrition, Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms Universitat Bonn, Dortmund, Germany
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:1356-64. 2008
    ..It is unclear which exposures may cause or modify the adverse effect of rapid weight gain on fat mass development in term children whose birth weight is appropriate-for-gestational age (AGA)...
  33. doi request reprint The parental appraisal of the morbidity of diarrhea in infants and toddlers (PAMODI) survey
    Hans Iko Huppertz
    Children s Hospital, Bremen, Germany
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 47:363-71. 2008
    ..The health score for the diarrheal episode was 54.6 for mild and 33.9 for severe cases. Parents perceive a high disease burden of diarrhea and clinically less meaningful aspects play a significant role...
  34. pmc TLR-4 and CD14 polymorphisms in respiratory syncytial virus associated disease
    Beena Puthothu
    University Children s Hospital, University of Freiburg, Mathildenstrasse 1, D 79106 Freiburg, Germany
    Dis Markers 22:303-8. 2006
    ..We conclude from our study, that TLR4 polymorphisms, and particularly the haplotypes, may influence the genetic predisposition to severe RSV infection...
  35. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic performance of a rapid antigen test for RSV in comparison with a 19-valent multiplex RT-PCR ELISA in children with acute respiratory tract infections
    Heike Schützle
    Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University Hospital Freiburg, Mathildenstr 1, 79106 Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Pediatr 167:745-9. 2008
    ..For older patients a positive test raised disease probability from 23 to 45% during the RSV season. Negative test results did not markedly change disease probability...