Publications

Type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents is not associated with a reduced prevalence of atopy and allergic diseases.
Pediatr Diabetes 2017 Dec 27;18(8):890-894. Epub 2017 Feb 27.
Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria.

General practitioners in Styria - who is willing to take part in research projects and why? : A survey by the Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research.
Wien Klin Wochenschr 2017 Nov 9;129(21-22):823-834. Epub 2017 Aug 9.
Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 20/III, 8036, Graz, Austria.

Normal Reference Values and z Scores of the Pulmonary Artery Acceleration Time in Children and Its Importance for the Assessment of Pulmonary Hypertension.
Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2017 Jan;10(1)
From the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics (M.K., G.G., A.G., M.G., A.B.), Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation (A.A.), and Centre of Physiological Medicine (G.C.), Medical University Graz, Austria; and Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Critical Care, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany (G.H.).

Maternal stress after preterm birth: Impact of length of antepartum hospital stay.
Women Birth 2016 Dec 5;29(6):e105-e109. Epub 2016 May 5.
Centre for the Studies of Asphyxia and Resuscitation, Neonatal Research Unit, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Canada; Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.


Cerebral Oxygen Saturation to Guide Oxygen Delivery in Preterm Neonates for the Immediate Transition after Birth: A 2-Center Randomized Controlled Pilot Feasibility Trial.
J Pediatr 2016 Mar 30;170:73-8.e1-4. Epub 2015 Dec 30.
Center for the Studies of Asphyxia and Resuscitation, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Canada; Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

KPS/LDH index: a simple tool for identifying patients with metastatic melanoma who are unlikely to benefit from palliative whole brain radiotherapy.
Support Care Cancer 2016 Feb 24;24(2):523-528. Epub 2015 Jun 24.
Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation, Medical University of Graz, Comprehensive Cancer Center Graz, Graz, 8036, Austria.

General Movements in preterm infants undergoing craniosacral therapy: a randomised controlled pilot-trial.
BMC Complement Altern Med 2016 Jan 13;16:12. Epub 2016 Jan 13.
Division of Neonatology, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 34/2, Graz, 8036, Austria.

Effect of body position on ventilation distribution during PEEP titration in a porcine model of acute lung injury using advanced respiratory monitoring and electrical impedance tomography.
Intensive Care Med Exp 2015 Dec 31;3(1):38. Epub 2015 Jan 31.
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, University Children's Hospital and Medical University Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 34, 8036, Graz, Austria,

Cerebral haemorrhage in preterm neonates: does cerebral regional oxygen saturation during the immediate transition matter?
Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2015 Sep 11;100(5):F422-7. Epub 2015 Jun 11.
Division of Neonatology, Department of Paediatrics, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria Research Unit for Neonatal Micro- and Macrocirculation, Department of Paediatrics, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada Centre for the Studies of Asphyxia and Resuscitation, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Canada.

Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Velocity Time Integral Determination in 570 Healthy Children and in 52 Pediatric Atrial Septal Defect Patients.
Pediatr Cardiol 2015 Aug 6;36(6):1129-34. Epub 2015 Mar 6.
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical University Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 34/2, 8036, Graz, Austria,

Longitudinal systolic left ventricular function in preterm and term neonates: reference values of the mitral annular plane systolic excursion (MAPSE) and calculation of z-scores.
Pediatr Cardiol 2015 Jan 31;36(1):20-6. Epub 2014 Jul 31.
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical University Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 34/2, 8036, Graz, Austria,


Even mild respiratory distress alters tissue oxygenation significantly in preterm infants during neonatal transition.
Physiol Meas 2014 Oct 22;35(10):2085-99. Epub 2014 Sep 22.
Research Unit for Cerebral Development and Oximetry, Division of Neonatology, Medical University of Graz, Austria. Research Unit for Neonatal Micro- and Macrocirculation, Division of Neonatology, Medical University of Graz, Austria. Division of Neonatology, Department of Paediatrics, Medical University of Graz, Austria.


Reference values of the right ventricular outflow tract systolic excursion in 711 healthy children and calculation of z-score values.
Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2014 Sep 23;15(9):980-6. Epub 2014 Mar 23.
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria.

Inflammatory bowel disease alters intestinal bile acid transporter expression.
Drug Metab Dispos 2014 Sep 25;42(9):1423-31. Epub 2014 Jun 25.
Laboratory of Experimental and Molecular Hepatology, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine (J.J., P.F., C.H., M.T.), Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (J.J., A.C.H.), and Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation (A.A.), Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria; and Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine III, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria (M.T.).

The elevated preoperative platelet to lymphocyte ratio predicts decreased time to recurrence in colon cancer patients.
Am J Surg 2014 Aug 24;208(2):210-4. Epub 2014 Jan 24.
Division of Clinical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria; Research Unit: Genetic Epidemiology and Pharmacogenetics, Division of Clinical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria. Electronic address:

Longitudinal systolic ventricular interaction in pediatric and young adult patients with TOF: a cardiac magnetic resonance and M-mode echocardiographic study.
Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2013 Dec 3;29(8):1707-15. Epub 2013 Jul 3.
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical University Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 34/2, 8036, Graz, Austria,

Reference ranges for regional cerebral tissue oxygen saturation and fractional oxygen extraction in neonates during immediate transition after birth.
J Pediatr 2013 Dec 22;163(6):1558-63. Epub 2013 Aug 22.
Research Unit for Cerebral Development and Oximetry, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria.




Regional oxygen saturation of the brain during birth transition of term infants: comparison between elective cesarean and vaginal deliveries.
J Pediatr 2011 Sep 9;159(3):404-8. Epub 2011 Apr 9.
Research Unit for Cerebral Development and Oximetry, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of Graz, Austria.



Near-infrared spectroscopy for objectifying cerebral effects of laser acupuncture in term and preterm neonates.
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2013 15;2013:346852. Epub 2013 May 15.
Division of Neonatology, Department of Paediatrics, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 30, 8036 Graz, Austria ; Research Group for Paediatric Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM Research Centre Graz (Acupuncture Research), Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 30, 8036 Graz, Austria.


Sleep Related Breathing Disorders and Inflammation - The Missing Link? A Cohort Study Evaluating the Interaction of Inflammation and Sleep Related Breathing Disorders and Effects of Treatment.
PLoS One 2015 10;10(9):e0137594. Epub 2015 Sep 10.
Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation, Medical University, Graz, Austria; Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research, Graz, Austria.

Do Sustained Lung Inflations during Neonatal Resuscitation Affect Cerebral Blood Volume in Preterm Infants? A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study.
PLoS One 2015 25;10(9):e0138964. Epub 2015 Sep 25.
Research Unit for Cerebral Development and Oximetry, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria; Research Unit for Neonatal Micro- and Macrocirculation, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria; Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria.

Low cerebral activity and cerebral oxygenation during immediate transition in term neonates-A prospective observational study.
Resuscitation 2016 06 30;103:49-53. Epub 2016 Mar 30.
Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of Graz, Austria; Research Unit for Neonatal Micro- and Macrocirculation, Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of Graz, Austria; Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; Centre for the Studies of Asphyxia and Resuscitation, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Canada. Electronic address:

Foramen ovale (FO) - The underestimated sibling of ductus arteriosus (DA): Relevance during neonatal transition.
Early Hum Dev 2016 12 17;103:137-140. Epub 2016 Sep 17.
Division of Neonatology, Department of Paediatrics, Medical University of Graz, Austria; Research Unit for Neonatal Micro- and Macrocirculation, Department of Paediatrics, Medical University of Graz, Austria; Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; Centre for the Studies of Asphyxia and Resuscitation, Neonatal Research Unit, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Canada. Electronic address:

Cerebral hypoxia during immediate transition after birth and short term neurological outcome.
Early Hum Dev 2017 07 1;110:13-15. Epub 2017 May 1.
Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria; Research Unit for Neonatal Micro- and Macrocirculation, Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria. Electronic address:


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