Alexander M Strasak

Summary

Affiliation: Innsbruck Medical University
Country: Austria

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Statistical errors in medical research--a review of common pitfalls
    Alexander M Strasak
    Department of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Health Economics, Medical University Innsbruck, Schoepfstrasse 41, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Swiss Med Wkly 137:44-9. 2007
  2. pmc Antibody dynamics and spontaneous viral clearance in patients with acute hepatitis C infection in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Alexander M Strasak
    Department of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Health Economics, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
    BMC Infect Dis 11:15. 2011
  3. pmc Role of complement and antibodies in controlling infection with pathogenic simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) in macaques vaccinated with replication-deficient viral vectors
    Barbara Falkensammer
    Department of Hygiene, Microbiology and Social Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Retrovirology 6:60. 2009
  4. pmc Normal kidney size and its influencing factors - a 64-slice MDCT study of 1.040 asymptomatic patients
    Bernhard Glodny
    Department of Radiology, Innsbruck Medical University, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    BMC Urol 9:19. 2009
  5. pmc Nutrition of preterm infants in relation to bronchopulmonary dysplasia
    Andreas Wemhoner
    Medical University Innsbruck, Department for Pediatrics, Neonatology, Austria
    BMC Pulm Med 11:7. 2011
  6. pmc Time-dependent association of total serum cholesterol and cancer incidence in a cohort of 172,210 men and women: a prospective 19-year follow-up study
    A M Strasak
    Department of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Health Economics, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
    Ann Oncol 20:1113-20. 2009
  7. pmc Use of penalized splines in extended Cox-type additive hazard regression to flexibly estimate the effect of time-varying serum uric acid on risk of cancer incidence: a prospective, population-based study in 78,850 men
    Alexander M Strasak
    Department of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Health Economics, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria
    Ann Epidemiol 19:15-24. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Prospective study of the association of gamma-glutamyltransferase with cancer incidence in women
    Alexander M Strasak
    Department of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Health Economics, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
    Int J Cancer 123:1902-6. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Association of gamma-glutamyltransferase and risk of cancer incidence in men: a prospective study
    Alexander M Strasak
    Departments of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Health Economics, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria
    Cancer Res 68:3970-7. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Serum uric acid is an independent predictor for all major forms of cardiovascular death in 28,613 elderly women: a prospective 21-year follow-up study
    Alexander M Strasak
    Department of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Health Economics, Innsbruck Medical University, Schoepfstrasse 41, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Int J Cardiol 125:232-9. 2008

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. ncbi request reprint Statistical errors in medical research--a review of common pitfalls
    Alexander M Strasak
    Department of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Health Economics, Medical University Innsbruck, Schoepfstrasse 41, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Swiss Med Wkly 137:44-9. 2007
    ..standards in the use of statistics in medical research are generally low. A growing body of literature points to persistent statistical errors, flaws and deficiencies in most medical journals...
  2. pmc Antibody dynamics and spontaneous viral clearance in patients with acute hepatitis C infection in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Alexander M Strasak
    Department of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Health Economics, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
    BMC Infect Dis 11:15. 2011
    ..The anti-HCV antibody response has not been well characterized during the early phase of HCV infection and little is known about its relationship to the clinical course during this period...
  3. pmc Role of complement and antibodies in controlling infection with pathogenic simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) in macaques vaccinated with replication-deficient viral vectors
    Barbara Falkensammer
    Department of Hygiene, Microbiology and Social Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Retrovirology 6:60. 2009
    ..The vaccine was applied via spray-immunization to the tonsils of rhesus macaques and compared with systemic regimens...
  4. pmc Normal kidney size and its influencing factors - a 64-slice MDCT study of 1.040 asymptomatic patients
    Bernhard Glodny
    Department of Radiology, Innsbruck Medical University, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    BMC Urol 9:19. 2009
    ..The objectives of this study were thus to establish normal CT values for kidney dimensions from a group of unselected patients, identify potential influencing factors, and to estimate their significance...
  5. pmc Nutrition of preterm infants in relation to bronchopulmonary dysplasia
    Andreas Wemhoner
    Medical University Innsbruck, Department for Pediatrics, Neonatology, Austria
    BMC Pulm Med 11:7. 2011
    ..The pathogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is multifactorial. In addition to prenatal inflammation, postnatal malnutrition also affects lung development...
  6. pmc Time-dependent association of total serum cholesterol and cancer incidence in a cohort of 172,210 men and women: a prospective 19-year follow-up study
    A M Strasak
    Department of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Health Economics, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
    Ann Oncol 20:1113-20. 2009
    ..The relationship between serum cholesterol and cancer incidence remains controversial...
  7. pmc Use of penalized splines in extended Cox-type additive hazard regression to flexibly estimate the effect of time-varying serum uric acid on risk of cancer incidence: a prospective, population-based study in 78,850 men
    Alexander M Strasak
    Department of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Health Economics, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria
    Ann Epidemiol 19:15-24. 2009
    ..We sought to investigate the effect of serum uric acid (SUA) levels on risk of cancer incidence in men and to flexibly determine the shape of this association by using a novel analytical approach...
  8. doi request reprint Prospective study of the association of gamma-glutamyltransferase with cancer incidence in women
    Alexander M Strasak
    Department of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Health Economics, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
    Int J Cancer 123:1902-6. 2008
    ..006). Our study is the first to demonstrate in a large population-based cohort that high GGT levels significantly increased cancer risk in women...
  9. doi request reprint Association of gamma-glutamyltransferase and risk of cancer incidence in men: a prospective study
    Alexander M Strasak
    Departments of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Health Economics, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria
    Cancer Res 68:3970-7. 2008
    ..001), revealing markedly stronger associations in participants ages </=65 years. Our findings, for the first time, show that elevated GGT is significantly associated with increased cancer risk in men...
  10. doi request reprint Serum uric acid is an independent predictor for all major forms of cardiovascular death in 28,613 elderly women: a prospective 21-year follow-up study
    Alexander M Strasak
    Department of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Health Economics, Innsbruck Medical University, Schoepfstrasse 41, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Int J Cardiol 125:232-9. 2008
    ..Little is known about its predictive value for mortality from congestive heart failure (CHF) and stroke, particularly in elderly, post-menopausal women...
  11. ncbi request reprint Serum uric acid and risk of cardiovascular mortality: a prospective long-term study of 83,683 Austrian men
    Alexander Strasak
    Department of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Health Economics, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
    Clin Chem 54:273-84. 2008
    ..Few large-scale epidemiologic studies with sufficient follow-up have addressed the association of SUA and CVD mortality in apparently healthy men across a wide age range...
  12. ncbi request reprint The role of serum uric acid as an antioxidant protecting against cancer: prospective study in more than 28 000 older Austrian women
    A M Strasak
    Department of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Health Economics, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria
    Ann Oncol 18:1893-7. 2007
    ..It has been hypothesized that serum uric acid (SUA), via its antioxidant properties may protect against carcinogenesis. However, few epidemiological investigations have addressed this association and previous findings are inconsistent...
  13. ncbi request reprint Serum uric acid and risk of cancer mortality in a large prospective male cohort
    Alexander M Strasak
    Department of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Health Economics, Innsbruck Medical University, Schoepfstrasse 41, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Cancer Causes Control 18:1021-9. 2007
    ..To examine the prognostic role of serum uric acid (SUA) for cancer mortality in apparently healthy men across a wide age range...
  14. pmc Longitudinal change in serum gamma-glutamyltransferase and cardiovascular disease mortality: a prospective population-based study in 76,113 Austrian adults
    Alexander M Strasak
    Department of Medical Statistics, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 28:1857-65. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the association of longitudinal change in serum gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) with mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
  15. doi request reprint Prospective study of the association of serum gamma-glutamyltransferase with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia III and invasive cervical cancer
    Alexander M Strasak
    Departments of Medical Statistics, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
    Cancer Res 70:3586-93. 2010
    ..Effects did not differ by age, body mass index, or socioeconomic status. Our findings implicate GGT in the progression of premalignant cervical lesions to invasive cancer...
  16. ncbi request reprint Comparison of low-molecular-weight heparin and antithrombin versus antithrombin alone for the prevention of symptomatic venous thromboembolism in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    Bernhard Meister
    Department of Pediatrics, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 50:298-303. 2008
    ..Recent in vitro studies showed that the anticoagulant effects of low-molecular-weight heparin were profoundly affected by endogenous AT levels in children undergoing ALL therapy...
  17. doi request reprint A suction laryngoscope facilitates intubation for physicians with occasional emergency medical service experience--a manikin study with severe simulated airway haemorrhage
    Thomas Mitterlechner
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Resuscitation 80:693-5. 2009
    ..We developed a suction laryngoscope, which enables simultaneous suction and laryngoscopy in cases of airway haemorrhage and evaluated its potential benefits in physicians with varying emergency medical service experience...
  18. doi request reprint Premature aging of the immune system in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    Martina Prelog
    Department of Pediatrics, Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
    Arthritis Rheum 58:2153-62. 2008
    ..We undertook this study to determine whether patients with JIA demonstrate premature immunosenescence...