Donauspital Sozialmedizinisches Zentrum Ost

Vienna, Austria

Donauspital Sozialmedizinisches Zentrum Ost

Vienna, Austria
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Quittan M.,Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | Bily W.,Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | Crevenna R.,Medical University of Vienna | Crevenna R.,Universitatsklinik For Physikalische Medizin Und Rehabilitation | And 15 more authors.
Physikalische Medizin Rehabilitationsmedizin Kurortmedizin | Year: 2016

Purpose: Low back and/or pelvic girdle pain is common during pregnancy and may persist after delivery. Therapeutic methods to alleviate pain, with no side effects for mother and child, are of high clinical importance. The consensus statement expresses the position of the Working Group on Evidence-Based Medicine in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, the Austrian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Austrian Pain Society, for the treatment of low back and/or pelvic girdle pain by transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) during pregnancy. Materials and Methods: The literature was reviewed followed by a subsequent interdisciplinary discussion. Results: Diagnostic investigations, therapeutic options, mode of application as well as efficacy and side effects of the method are presented. Conclusion: TENS is a safe therapy for low back and/or pelvic girdle pain in the last trimester of pregnancy with no side effects, low costs and the possibility of home application. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG.


Rainer M.,Donauspital Sozialmedizinisches Zentrum Ost | Wuschitz A.,Practice for Psychiatry and Neurology | Jagsch C.,Psychiatric Hospital Wels | Erb C.,Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Neural Transmission | Year: 2011

Memantine is an N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist, approved for the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease (AD). We conducted a 4-month observational, post-marketing, Austrian study of memantine in 377 outpatients with moderate to severe AD. In this 'real-life' setting, memantine was well-tolerated, and produced benefits in cognition (Mini-Mental State Examination), activities of daily living (Activities of Daily Living score), and global function (Clinical Global Impression scale). Treatment effects were apparent in both pre-treated and treatment-naïve patient subgroups. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.

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