Richard Crevenna

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Richard Crevenna
Born17 October 1966
Graz, Austria
Known forCancer rehabilitation, interdisciplinary pain medicine and biofeedback
Scientific career
FieldsPhysical medicine
InstitutionsMedical University of Vienna

Richard Crevenna (born in Graz) is an Austrian medical specialist, Head of the Department of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Occupational Medicine, Professor for physical medicine and a medical specialist for general rehabilitation with the special subject geriatrics, Pain Medicine, Geriatrics, and Occupational Medicne at the Medical University of Vienna (MUW). He is known for his basic work on cancer rehabilitation, interdisciplinary pain medicine and biofeedback.


One of Crevenna's key research areas is oncologic rehabilitation, a field where he undertook substantive work in Austria and where his team trained the first patients under chemotherapy in Austria as well as the first patients with bone metastasis worldwide.[1][2][3][4]

Other prioritized topics of Crevenna are physical medicine, rehabilitation, pain management and biofeedback as well as gender- and diversity aspects. All his studies were taken in an interdisciplinary and multi-professional cooperation.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33]

Academic teaching and non-university teaching (contribution at the cancer school of the comprehensive cancer center, children university, university meets public) and the clinical patient care are further priorities and interests. At the MUW Crevenna is a member of the board for disabled people since 2014.[11]

Scientific contribution[edit]

Key areas of Crevenna's scientific and medical work comprise aspects of the so-called medical exercise therapy and especially of the interdisciplinary oncologic rehabilitation from the point of view of medical medicine and rehabilitation. The formation, implementation and management of an oncologic rehabilitation ambulance at the Universitätsklinik für Physikalische Medizin und Rehabilitation as well as the regularly coordination of an interdisciplinary and multi-professional tumor board for oncologic rehabilitation at the MUW (comprehensive cancer center), both bear witness of the growing and fundamental importance of the subject and also of the importance of an optimal, quality based and reliable interdisciplinary and multi-professional cooperation.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25] Actual efforts are medical and organisational aspects at the formation of interdisciplinary offers for oncologic patients complementing the acute care.

Proof or counter-proof of traditional contraindication in the physical medicine are also an important part of his research efforts. Examples are the application of different forms of the electrotherapy at recipients of electronic implants or at oncologic patients.[7][8][9][10]

Another fixed point are Crevenna's efforts for the method biofeedback, especially for its medical indication. Crevenna could improve the acceptance of this method under medical practitioners. As president of the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Biofeedback und Psychophysiologie, ÖBFP, Crevenna integrated biofeedback into the curriculum of the MUW, which improved the acceptance of the method under medical practitioners.[12][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33]

The formation and management of the first university special ambulance for oncologic rehabilitation and for medical training and medical training therapy as well as the implementation of the first tumor board for oncologic rehabilitation worldwide (comprehensive cancer center) are significant progresses in the interdisciplinary approach of Crevenna's discipline. The results were enabled through the scientific efforts of his team and through the acceptance and support in the interdisciplinary cooperation.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][30][31][32][33]

Academic memberships[edit]

Editorial Boards[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Crevenna, R. From neuromuscular electrical stimulation and biofeedback-assisted exercise up to triathlon competitions-regular physical activity for cancer patients in Austria (2013) European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, 10 (1), pp. 53-55
  2. ^ a b c d Crevenna, R., Schmidinger, M., Keilani, M.Y., Nuhr, M.J., Wiesinger, G.F., Korpan, M., Marosi, C., Fialka-Moser, V., Quittan, M. Aerobic exercise for breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy - Results of the first Austrian outpatient training group (2002) Physikalische Medizin Rehabilitationsmedizin Kurortmedizin, 12 (1), pp. 25-30
  3. ^ a b c d Crevenna, R., Schmidinger, M., Keilani, M., Nuhr, M., Fialka-Moser, V., Zettinig, G., Quittan, M. Aerobic exercise for a patient suffering from metastatic bone disease (2003) Supportive Care in Cancer, 11 (2), pp. 120-122
  4. ^ a b c d Wien, Medizinischen Universität. "Home - MedUni Wien" (PDF). Medizinischen Universität Wien. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  5. ^ a b c Zorn, C., Szekeres, T., Keilani, M., Fialka-Moser, V., Crevenna, R. Effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation of the knee extensor muscles on muscle soreness and different serum parameters in young male athletes: Preliminary data (2007) British Journal of Sports Medicine, 41 (12), pp. 914-916
  6. ^ a b c Crevenna, R., Fialka-Moser, V., Rödler, S., Keilani, M., Zöch, C., Nuhr, M., Quittan, M., Wolzt, M. Safety of Whole-Body Vibration Exercise for Heart Transplant Recipients (2003) Physikalische Medizin Rehabilitationsmedizin Kurortmedizin, 13 (5), pp. 286-290
  7. ^ a b c d Crevenna, R., Wolzt, M., Fialka-Moser, V., Keilani, M., Nuhr, M., Paternostro-Sluga, T., Pacher, R., Mayr, W., Quittan, M. Long-term Transcutaneous Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation in Patients with Bipolar Sensing Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators: A Pilot Safety Study (2004) Artificial Organs, 28 (1), pp. 99-102
  8. ^ a b c d Crevenna, R., Stix, G., Pleiner, J., Pezawas, T., Schmidinger, H., Quittan, M., Wolzt, M. Electromagnetic interference by transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation in patients with bipolar sensing implantable cardioverter defibrillators: A pilot safety study (2003) PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 26 (2 I), pp. 626-629
  9. ^ a b c d Crevenna, R., Posch, M., Sochor, A., Keilani, M., Wiesinger, G., Nuhr, M., Kollmitzer, J., Nicolakis, P., Fialka-Moser, V., Quittan, M. Optimizing neuromuscular electrical stimulation - A comparative study of three different currents (2002) Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift, 114 (10-11), pp. 400-404
  10. ^ a b c d Crevenna, R., Quittan, M., Wiesinger, G.F., Nuhr, M.J., Nicolakis, P., Pacher, R., Fialka-Moser, V. Electrical nerve stimulation in patients with cardiac pacemakers (2001) Physikalische Medizin Rehabilitationsmedizin Kurortmedizin, 11 (5), pp. 159-164
  11. ^ a b c Wien, Medizinischen Universität. "Home - MedUni Wien". Medizinischen Universität Wien. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  12. ^ a b c d "ÖBFP - - Home". Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  13. ^ a b c "Das ÖARP Team". Retrieved 6 December 2017.
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  15. ^ a b c "Rehabilitation von onkologischen Patienten - ein Update". Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  16. ^ a b c Crevenna, R., Schneider, B., Mittermaier, C., Keilani, M., Zöch, C., Nuhr, M., Wolzt, M., Quittan, M., Bigenzahn, W., Fialka-Moser, V. Implementation of the Vienna Hydrotherapy Gr1oup for Laryngectomees - A pilot study (2003) Supportive Care in Cancer, 11 (11), pp. 735-738
  17. ^ a b c Crevenna, R., Zettinig, G., Keilani, M., Posch, M., Schmidinger, M., Pirich, C., Nuhr, M., Wolzt, M., Quittan, M., Fialka-Moser, V., Dudczak, R. Quality of life in patients with non-metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer under thyroxine supplementation therapy (2003) Supportive Care in Cancer, 11 (9), pp. 597-603
  18. ^ a b c Crevenna, R., Marosi, C., Schmidinger, M., Fialka-Moser, V. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for a patient with metastatic lung cancer - A case report (2006) Supportive Care in Cancer, 14 (9), pp. 970-973
  19. ^ a b c Crevenna, R., Maehr, B., Fialka-Moser, V., Keilani, M. Strength of skeletal muscle and quality of life in patients suffering from "typical male" carcinomas (2009) Supportive Care in Cancer, 17 (10), pp. 1325-1328
  20. ^ a b c Crevenna, R., Zöch, C., Keilani, M., Quittan, M., Fialka-Moser, V. Implementation of a Physical Rehabilitation Group for Post-Prostatectomy Urinary Incontinence Patients and its Effects on Quality of Life (2003) Physikalische Medizin Rehabilitationsmedizin Kurortmedizin, 13 (6), pp. 339-344
  21. ^ a b c Crevenna, R., Schlesinger, M., Marosi, C. Reply to letter to the editor by Maddocks M. T. et al., "Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), a proactive supportive therapy or both?" Regarding our publication "Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for a patient with metastatic lung cancer - A case report" and recent experiences in glioblastoma patients [2] (2007) Supportive Care in Cancer, 15 (1), p. 113
  22. ^ a b c Keilani, M., Posch, M., Zöch, C., Marosi, C., Zielinski, C., Fialka-Moser, V., Schmidinger, M., Crevenna, R. Correlations between self-rated fatigue with quality of life, and social participation in Viennese outpatients suffering from advanced cancer during palliative chemotherapy (2005) Physikalische Medizin Rehabilitationsmedizin Kurortmedizin, 15 (4), pp. 222-227.
  23. ^ a b c Keilani, M., Krall, C., Marosi, C., Flechl, B., Dieckmann, K., Widhalm, G., Marhold, M., Crevenna, R. Strength of skeletal muscle and self-reported physical performance in Austrian glioblastoma-patients (2012) Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift, 124 (11-12), pp. 377-383
  24. ^ a b c Grim-Stieger, M., Keilani, M., Mader, R.M., Marosi, C., Schmidinger, M., Zielinski, C.C., Fialka-Moser, V., Crevenna, R. Serum levels of tumour necrosis factor-α and interleukin-6 and their correlation with body mass index, weight loss, appetite and survival rate - Preliminary data of Viennese outpatients with metastatic cancer during palliative chemotherapy (2008) European Journal of Cancer Care, 17 (5), pp. 454-462
  25. ^ a b c Keilani, M.Y., Gleiss, A., Marosi, C., Zöchbauer-Müller, S., Kornek, G., Fialka-Moser, V., Crevenna, R. Comparison of Three Pain Assessment Tools in Oncological Patients during Palliative Chemotherapy-Implications for Clinical Practice (2009) Physikalische Medizin Rehabilitationsmedizin Kurortmedizin, 19 (6), pp. 326-332.
  26. ^ a b c de:Biofeedback
  27. ^ a b c "Kongress der ÖBfP am 25.Jänner 2014". Archived from the original on 22 August 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  28. ^ a b c Cenik, F., Krall, C., Keilani, M., Li, S., Crevenna, R. Acceptance of pelvic floor education as a treatment for female urinary incontinence by using biofeedback in a Viennese population of Turkish female migrants (2014) Neurourology and Urodynamics, . Neurourol Urodyn. 2014 Feb 5. doi: 10.1002/nau.22568
  29. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  30. ^ a b c Richard Crevenna. Biofeedback. Basics und Anwendungen. ISBN 9783851759204, Verlag Maudrich 2010
  31. ^ a b c M, Crevenna R, Krammer C, Antonitsch A, Sedghi Komanadj T, Keilani (2011). "GMS - 7th EFSMA – European Congress of Sports Medicine, 3rd Central European Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Annual Assembly of the German and the Austrian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Biofeedback-assisted mental techniques in elementary school – a pilot project". 7Th Efsma – European Congress of Sports Medicine: Doc11esm153. doi:10.3205/11esm153. Retrieved 6 December 2017.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  32. ^ a b c Crevenna r. Stellenwert und Einsatzmöglichkeiten von Biofeedback in der Rehabilitation onkologischer Patienten. Phys Rehab Kur Med 2010; 20 - A10, DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1267624
  33. ^ a b c "Univ.-Prof. Dr. Richard Crevenna |". Archived from the original on 29 April 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014.