Andreas Kronbichler
Innsbruck Medical University
ImmunologyVasculitisRituximabDiabetes mellitusMedicine
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#1Andreas KronbichlerH-Index: 15
#2Philipp GaucklerH-Index: 1
Last. Rainer Oberbauer (Medical University of Vienna)H-Index: 36
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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic poses important challenges to the care of patients with immune-mediated kidney diseases and to kidney transplant recipients. Here, we discuss the management of immunosuppression for these patients during the pandemic and suggest potential approaches that could be considered in the absence of validated strategies.
#1Andreas Kronbichler (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 15
#2Maria Effenberger (University of Cambridge)
Last. Jae Il Shin (Yonsei University)H-Index: 20
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Abstract Now COVID-19 is causing a severe public health emergency and the mortality is rapidly increasing all over the world. In the current pandemic era, although there have been many efforts to diagnose a number of patients with symptoms or close contacts in the world to prevent the spread in the community, there is no definite guideline for the initial therapeutic approach for them and therefore, many patients have been dying due to a hyperinflammatory immunological reaction as “cytokine stor...
#1Andreas KronbichlerH-Index: 15
#2Johannes LeiererH-Index: 9
Last. Jae Il Shin (Yonsei University)H-Index: 20
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The prognosis of patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis has improved over the past decades, but overall survival rates are still unsatisfactory. Recent research has focused on complications of immunosuppressive measures and comorbidities of ANCA-associated vasculitis. This review focuses on thromboembolic and cardiovascular events. A considerably increased risk of thromboembolic events has been reported, which is associated with active disease and impaired coagulation factors. There is mountin...
#2Sung Hwi Hong (Brigham and Women's Hospital)
Last. Ai KoyanagiH-Index: 42
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Globally and in Africa specifically, female sex workers (FSWs) are at an extraordinarily high risk of contracting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has emerged as an effective and ethical method with which to prevent HIV infection among FSWs. PrEP efficacy is, however, closely linked to adherence, and adherence to PrEP among FSWs is a complex and interrelated process that has been shown to be of importance to public health policies and HIV control and interventi...
Varicocele is the most common correctable male infertility factor and varicocelectomy has been a mainstay in the management of infertility. However, the role of varicocelectomy as a treatment option has been controversial, and the scientific debate around it is still ongoing. Our study aimed to explore the role of anthropometric variables of infertile patients and their relation to sperm parameters following varicocelectomy. The outcome of 124 infertile patients who underwent open sub-inguinal v...
Abstract Objectives To assess the association of public interest in coronavirus infections with the actual number of infected cases for selected countries across the globe. Methods We performed a Google TrendsTM search for “Coronavirus” and compared Relative Search Volumes (RSV) indices to the number of reported COVID-19 cases by the European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) using time-lag correlation analysis. Results Worldwide public interest in Coronavirus reached its first peak end of Janua...
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#1Andreas KronbichlerH-Index: 15
#2Maria EffenbergerH-Index: 3
Last. Annette Bruchfeld (Karolinska University Hospital)H-Index: 28
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Background and objectives: Renal transplantation is the preferred form of renal replacement therapy for the majority of patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD). The Internet is a key tool for people seeking healthcare-related information. This current work explored the interest in kidney transplantation based on Internet search queries using Google TrendsTM. Design, setting, participants, and measurements: We performed a Google TrendsTM search with the search term “kidney transplantation” b...
We thank Dr Wallace et al for their response to our recently published article ‘Trimethoprim–sulfamethoxazole prophylaxis prevents severe/life-threatening infections following rituximab in antineutrophil cytoplasm antibody-associated vasculitis’, highlighting some methodological limitations of our study.1 2 One of the limitations mentioned by Wallace and colleagues is the inclusion of incident and prevalent cases and since only 15 out of 192 patients were incident cases, generalisability of our ...
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ANCA-assoziierte Vaskulitiden sind seltene Kleingefasvaskulitiden, wobei die jahrliche Inzidenz in etwa bei 20 pro 1 000 000 Einwohner liegt. Eine Nierenbeteiligung kommt bei uber 50% der betroffenen Patienten vor und geht mit Morbiditat und Mortalitat einher. Ein Screening auf Nierenbeteiligung sollte zum Zeitpunkt der Erstdiagnose und periodisch im Verlauf stattfinden. Eine Nierenbiopsie hat nicht nur einen diagnostischen Nutzen, sondern ist essentiell zur Prognoseabschatzung. Verschiedene his...
#1Jae Hyon ParkH-Index: 5
#2Keum Hwa LeeH-Index: 5
Last. Michael EisenhutH-Index: 2
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Abstract Background Immune dysregulation, polyendocrinopathy, enteropathy, X-linked (IPEX) syndrome is a monogenic disorder characterized by early onset fatal multi-system autoimmunity due to loss-of-function mutations in the gene encoding the forkhead box P3 (FOXP3) transcription factor which is crucial for the development, maturation, and maintenance of CD4+ regulatory T (T-reg) cells. Various autoimmune phenomena such as enteropathy, endocrinopathies, cytopenias, renal disease, and skin manif...