AG Pneumologie

AG Pneumologie

About / Biography

  • Professor Manfred Ballmann is and has a profound clinical and research interest in Cystic Fibrosis, chronic lung diseases and allergy
  • Professor Ballmann is available for student supervision

Research Projects

  • The focus of our research is CF
  • A particular emphasis currently is CF related diabetes and treatment
  • A second focus area is early diagnosis of chronic lung damage in children
  • We are also actively involved in basic research related to CFTR

Research Awards (selection)

Collaborations (selection)

Publications – Selected Original Articles

  • Ballmann M, Holl RW. Treatment of cystic fibrosis-related diabetes - Authors' reply Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2018 Mar;6(3):167-168
  • Ballmann M, Hubert D, Assael BM, Staab D, Hebestreit A, Naehrlich L, Nickolay T, Prinz N, Holl RW; CFRD Study Group Repaglinide versus insulin for newly diagnosed diabetes in patients with cystic fibrosis: a multicentre, open-label, randomised trial. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2018 Feb;6(2):114-121
  • Schmid F, Olbertz DM, Ballmann M The use of high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) as respiratory support in neonatal and pediatric intensive care units in Germany - A nationwide survey. Respir Med. 2017 Oct;131:210-214
  • Scheuing N, Holl RW, Dockter G, Hermann JM, Junge S, Koerner-Rettberg C, Naehrlich L, Smaczny C, Staab D, Thalhammer G, van Koningsbruggen-Rietschel S, Ballmann M. High variability in oral glucose tolerance among 1,128 patients with cystic fibrosis: a multicenter screening study. PLoS One. 2014 Nov 13;9(11):e112578
  • Ballmann M, Hubert D, Assael BM, Kronfeld K, Honer M, Holl RW; CFRD Study group. Open randomised prospective comparative multi-centre intervention study of patients with cystic fibrosis and early diagnosed diabetes mellitus. BMC Pediatr. 2014 Mar 11;14:70

Complete list of publications available here

Publications – Selected Review Articles

  • Koerner-Rettberg C, Ballmann M Colistimethate sodium for the treatment of chronic pulmonary infection in cystic fibrosis: an evidence-based review of its place in therapy. Core Evid. 2014 Sep 19;9:99-112.
  • Ballmann M, Smyth A, Geller DE Therapeutic approaches to chronic cystic fibrosis respiratory infections with available, emerging aerosolized antibiotics. Respir Med. 2011 Dec;105 Suppl 2:S2-8
  • Gottlieb J, Ballmann M, von Mallinckrodt C, Staab D, Smaczny C, Simon A, Welte T, Wagner TO. Lung transplantation in cystic fibrosis--a position paper. Pneumologie. 2009 Aug;63(8):451-60
  • Castellani C, Southern KW, Brownlee K, Dankert Roelse J, Duff A, Farrell M, Mehta A, Munck A, Pollitt R, Sermet-Gaudelus I, Wilcken B, Ballmann M, Corbetta C, de Monestrol I, Farrell P, Feilcke M, Férec C, Gartner S, Gaskin K, Hammermann J, Kashirskaya N, Loeber G, Macek M Jr, Mehta G, Reiman A, Rizzotti P, Sammon A, Sands D, Smyth A, Sommerburg O, Torresani T, Travert G, Vernooij A, Elborn S. European best practice guidelines for cystic fibrosis neonatal screening. J Cyst Fibros. 2009 May;8(3):153-73
  • De Jonge HR, Ballmann M, Veeze H, Bronsveld I, Stanke F, Tümmler B, Sinaasappel M. Ex vivo CF diagnosis by intestinal current measurements (ICM) in small aperture, circulating Ussing chambers. J Cyst Fibros. 2004 Aug;3 Suppl 2:159-63

Complete list of publications available here