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Carola Deischinger Carola Deischinger, BA

Department of Medicine III (Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism)
Position: Doctor-in-training

T +43 1 40400 20690


-gender differences; Diabetes Mellitus; Thyroidectomy; Transgendered Persons

Research interests

Primary research interest/PhD topic:

Sex and gender differences in non-communicable diseases (NCD)

  • Sex and gender differences in diabetes mellitus and major depressive disorder
  • Time order of comorbidities of diabetes mellitus
  • Sex and gender differences in risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases


  • Transgender hormone therapy and its impact on cardiovascular risk factors
  • Hormonal contraception and its impact on iodine levels
  • Hemithyroidectomy/Thyroidectomy and thyroxine intake
  • Treatment of Cushing's syndrome
  • GLP-1 receptor agonists in diabetes mellitus patients and non-diabetic patients

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

  • Big data analysis
  • Prospective clinical studies

Selected publications

  1. Deischinger C, Dervic E, Leutner M, Kosi-Trebotic L, Klimek P, Kautzky A, Kautzky-Willer A. Diabetes mellitus is associated with a higher risk for major depressive disorder in women than in men. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2020 Sep;8(1):e001430. doi: 10.1136/bmjdrc-2020-001430. PMID: 32973072; PMCID: PMC7517557.
  2. Deischinger C, Leitner K, Baumgartner-Parzer S, Bancher-Todesca D, Kautzky-Willer A, Harreiter J. CTRP-1 levels are related to insulin resistance in pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus. Sci Rep. 2020 Oct 15;10(1):17345. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-74413-1. PMID: 33060724; PMCID: PMC7562865.
  3. Deischinger C, Harreiter J, Leitner K, Bancher-Todesca D, Baumgartner-Parzer S, Kautzky-Willer A. Secretagogin is Related to Insulin Secretion but Unrelated to Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Status in Pregnancy. J Clin Med. 2020 Jul 17;9(7):2277. doi: 10.3390/jcm9072277. PMID: 32708966; PMCID: PMC7408624.
  4. Leutner M, Matzhold C, Bellach L, Deischinger C, Harreiter J, Thurner S, Klimek P, Kautzky-Willer A. Diagnosis of osteoporosis in statin-treated patients is dose-dependent. Ann Rheum Dis. 2019 Dec;78(12):1706-1711. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2019-215714. Epub 2019 Sep 26. PMID: 31558481; PMCID: PMC6900255.
  5. Haug N, Deischinger C, Gyimesi M, Kautzky-Willer A, Thurner S, Klimek P. High-risk multimorbidity patterns on the road to cardiovascular mortality. BMC Med. 2020 Mar 10;18(1):44. doi: 10.1186/s12916-020-1508-1. PMID: 32151252; PMCID: PMC7063814