K Berger

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Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Personal attributes that influence the adequate management of hypertension and dyslipidemia in patients with type 2 diabetes. Results from the DIAB-CORE Cooperation
    Ina Maria Rückert
    Institute of Epidemiology II, Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, German Research Center for Environmental Health GmbH and German Center for Diabetes Research DZD e, V, Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1, D 85764, München Neuherberg, Germany
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 11:120. 2012
  2. pmc Blood pressure and lipid management fall far short in persons with type 2 diabetes: results from the DIAB-CORE Consortium including six German population-based studies
    Ina Maria Rückert
    Institute of Epidemiology II, Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1, D 85764, München Neuherberg, Germany
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 11:50. 2012
  3. doi request reprint [DHS: The Dortmund health study]
    K Berger
    Institut für Epidemiologie und Sozialmedizin, Universitatsklinikum Munster, Domagkstr 3, 48149, Munster, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 55:816-21. 2012
  4. pmc NCF1 gene and pseudogene pattern: association with parasitic infection and autoimmunity
    Bernhard Greve
    Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, Department of General Neurology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Malar J 7:251. 2008
  5. pmc Urban-rural disparities in smoking behaviour in Germany
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Public Health 6:146. 2006
  6. pmc Stroke risk perception among participants of a stroke awareness campaign
    Klaus Kraywinkel
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Muenster, Germany
    BMC Public Health 7:39. 2007
  7. pmc Post-traumatic stress disorder following patient assaults among staff members of mental health hospitals: a prospective longitudinal study
    Dirk Richter
    Institute of Sociology, University of Muenster, Scharnhorststrasse 121, D 48151 Muenster, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 6:15. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Incidence and risk factors for stroke in an occupational cohort: the PROCAM Study. Prospective Cardiovascular Muenster Study
    K Berger
    Institute of Atherosclerosis Research, University of Muenster, Germany
    Stroke 29:1562-6. 1998
  9. ncbi request reprint RLS epidemiology--frequencies, risk factors and methods in population studies
    Klaus Berger
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Muenster, Germany
    Mov Disord 22:S420-3. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint The glu298asp polymorphism in the nitric oxide synthase 3 gene is associated with the risk of ischemic stroke in two large independent case-control studies
    Klaus Berger
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Muenster, Domagkstr 3, Muenster 48149, Germany
    Hum Genet 121:169-78. 2007

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  1. pmc Personal attributes that influence the adequate management of hypertension and dyslipidemia in patients with type 2 diabetes. Results from the DIAB-CORE Cooperation
    Ina Maria Rückert
    Institute of Epidemiology II, Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, German Research Center for Environmental Health GmbH and German Center for Diabetes Research DZD e, V, Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1, D 85764, München Neuherberg, Germany
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 11:120. 2012
    ....
  2. pmc Blood pressure and lipid management fall far short in persons with type 2 diabetes: results from the DIAB-CORE Consortium including six German population-based studies
    Ina Maria Rückert
    Institute of Epidemiology II, Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1, D 85764, München Neuherberg, Germany
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 11:50. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to describe hypertension, dyslipidemia and medical treatment of these conditions in a large population-based sample...
  3. doi request reprint [DHS: The Dortmund health study]
    K Berger
    Institut für Epidemiologie und Sozialmedizin, Universitatsklinikum Munster, Domagkstr 3, 48149, Munster, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 55:816-21. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc NCF1 gene and pseudogene pattern: association with parasitic infection and autoimmunity
    Bernhard Greve
    Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, Department of General Neurology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Malar J 7:251. 2008
    ..An individual genomic pattern of ncf1 and its two types of pseudogenes (reflected by the DeltaGT/GTGT ratio) may influence the individual capacity to produce ROI...
  5. pmc Urban-rural disparities in smoking behaviour in Germany
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Public Health 6:146. 2006
    ..Therefore, we sought to explore the relation between residential area and smoking behaviours in Germany...
  6. pmc Stroke risk perception among participants of a stroke awareness campaign
    Klaus Kraywinkel
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Muenster, Germany
    BMC Public Health 7:39. 2007
    ..While prior studies assessed cardiovascular risk factor knowledge, little is known about determinants of the individual perception of stroke risk...
  7. pmc Post-traumatic stress disorder following patient assaults among staff members of mental health hospitals: a prospective longitudinal study
    Dirk Richter
    Institute of Sociology, University of Muenster, Scharnhorststrasse 121, D 48151 Muenster, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 6:15. 2006
    ..This study prospectively assessed posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in employees who were severely assaulted by patients in nine German state mental health institutions...
  8. ncbi request reprint Incidence and risk factors for stroke in an occupational cohort: the PROCAM Study. Prospective Cardiovascular Muenster Study
    K Berger
    Institute of Atherosclerosis Research, University of Muenster, Germany
    Stroke 29:1562-6. 1998
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the incidence of stroke and the magnitude of classic stroke risk factors in an occupational cohort of white-collar and blue-collar workers...
  9. ncbi request reprint RLS epidemiology--frequencies, risk factors and methods in population studies
    Klaus Berger
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Muenster, Germany
    Mov Disord 22:S420-3. 2007
    ..This article reviews the existing studies on the prevalence and risk factors of RLS and critically describes existing methodological problems in the assessment of the disease in epidemiologic studies...
  10. ncbi request reprint The glu298asp polymorphism in the nitric oxide synthase 3 gene is associated with the risk of ischemic stroke in two large independent case-control studies
    Klaus Berger
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Muenster, Domagkstr 3, Muenster 48149, Germany
    Hum Genet 121:169-78. 2007
    ..Using large sample sizes and a replication study approach, we found evidence for a role of a polymorphism in the nitric oxide synthase 3 gene in stroke onset...
  11. ncbi request reprint Sex and the risk of restless legs syndrome in the general population
    Klaus Berger
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Munster, Germany
    Arch Intern Med 164:196-202. 2004
    ..Population-based studies are rare, and risk factors in the general population are not known...
  12. ncbi request reprint [The reliability of stroke scales. The german version of NIHSS, ESS and Rankin scales]
    K Berger
    Institut für Epidemiologie und Sozialmedizin Universität Münster
    Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 67:81-93. 1999
    ..The use of German versions of frequently used stroke scales can reduce bias that is introduced by different levels of knowledge of the English language and thus improve the standardised assessment of neurological deficits in stroke...
  13. ncbi request reprint Iron metabolism and the risk of restless legs syndrome in an elderly general population--the MEMO-Study
    Klaus Berger
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Muenster, Domagkstr 3, 48149 Muenster, Germany
    J Neurol 249:1195-9. 2002
    ..All reports are based on single cases or case series of hospitalized patients or those from outpatient clinics. No data from population studies are available...
  14. ncbi request reprint The association between white matter lesions, stroke and activities of daily living--the MEMO study on the KORA platform Augsburg
    K Berger
    University of Munster, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Munster, Germany
    Gesundheitswesen 67:S172-5. 2005
    ..Vascular brain changes are very prevalent in older populations and have a measurable and considerable impact on functional capabilities of those affected...
  15. ncbi request reprint A single question about prior stroke versus a stroke questionnaire to assess stroke prevalence in populations
    K Berger
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Munster, Munich, Germany
    Neuroepidemiology 19:245-57. 2000
    ..Differences in stroke prevalence estimations and risk factors for incorrect reports are described...
  16. pmc Evaluation of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the phosphodiesterase 4D gene (PDE4D) and their association with ischaemic stroke in a large German cohort
    G Kuhlenbaumer
    Department of Neurology and Leibniz Institute for Atherosclerosis Research, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Str 33, 48129, Munster, Germany
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 77:521-4. 2006
    ..In conclusion, this study was unable to demonstrate an association between the six SNPs which had showed significant single marker association with stroke in the Icelandic stroke cohort and ischaemic stroke in a large German cohort...
  17. ncbi request reprint The influence of depressive mood on activities of daily living and health care utilization in the elderly--the MEMO study on the KORA platform Augsburg
    B T Braune
    University of Muenster, Department of Psychiatry, Mental Health Epidemiology, Munster, Germany
    Gesundheitswesen 67:S176-9. 2005
    ..In this study depression is associated with strong impairments in the daily life and more physician contacts of those affected...
  18. doi request reprint [New cohorts. The BiDirect study]
    H Wersching
    Institut für Epidemiologie und Sozialmedizin, Universitatsklinikum Munster, Domagkstr 3, 48149, Munster, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 55:822-3. 2012
    ..A first follow-up will be conducted 2 years after baseline. The study design allows a comprehensive analysis of the complex and bidirectional association between subclinical arteriosclerosis and depression...
  19. doi request reprint Serum C-reactive protein is linked to cerebral microstructural integrity and cognitive function
    H Wersching
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Munster, Domagkstrasse 3, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Neurology 74:1022-9. 2010
    ..To better understand potential underlying mechanisms, we assessed microstructural brain integrity and cognitive performance relative to serum levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP)...
  20. doi request reprint [Methodological challenges concerning the selection of diseases for a standardized multimorbidity index]
    C Diederichs
    Institut für Epidemiologie und Sozialmedizin, Westfalische Wilhelms Universitat Munster, Domagkstrasse 3, Munster, Germany
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 54:972-8. 2011
    ..Finally, recommendations are made for criteria, which can be used for the selection of diseases relevant for multimorbidity...
  21. doi request reprint Haemophilia care in Europe: the ESCHQoL study
    W Schramm
    Department of Transfusion Medicine and Haemostasis, University Hospital of Munich, Munich, Germany
    Haemophilia 18:729-37. 2012
    ..Access of European patients with haemophilia to optimal care with safe factor VIII concentrates is limited and depends on the region of residence...
  22. pmc Body mass index, migraine, migraine frequency and migraine features in women
    A C Winter
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Cephalalgia 29:269-78. 2009
    ..Our data confirm previous findings that the association between BMI with migraine is limited to migraine frequency and specific migraine features...
  23. doi request reprint Economic evaluation of maintenance treatment with tacrolimus 0.1% ointment in adults with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis
    A Wollenberg
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Dermatologie und Allergologie, Ludwig Maximilians Universitat, Munich, Germany
    Br J Dermatol 159:1322-30. 2008
    ..Rational health care decision-making based on outcomes and economic evidence is essential to provide the best possible care for individual patients with atopic dermatitis (AD)...
  24. doi request reprint [The frequency of older people living in nursing homes: results from a population-based study in Dortmund]
    C Diederichs
    Institut für Epidemiologie und Sozialmedizin, Universitatsklinikum Munster, Domagkstr 3, 48149, Munster, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 53:504-9. 2010
    ..Overall, 79.5% of the residents are female. To some extent, there were large differences between the information from the care facilities and the official registry concerning the number of residents...
  25. doi request reprint [Psychological consequences of patient assaults on mental health staff. Prospective and retrospective data]
    D Richter
    LWL Klinik Münster, Munster, Deutschland
    Nervenarzt 80:68-73. 2009
    ..In prior studies, self-defined questionnaires and outcomes were used instead...
  26. ncbi request reprint Lack of association between iron metabolism and depressive mood in an elderly general population
    B T Baune
    Mental Health Epidemiology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Germany
    Int Psychogeriatr 18:437-44. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between six parameters of iron metabolism and depressive mood in a population-based cross-sectional study in Germany...
  27. doi request reprint Health resource consumption and costs attributable to chemotherapy-induced toxicity in German routine hospital care in lymphoproliferative disorder and NSCLC patients
    B J Paessens
    Department of Hospital Pharmacy, Technische Universitat Munchen, Munich, Germany
    Ann Oncol 22:2310-9. 2011
    ..Multidrug chemotherapy (CT) is still associated with relevant side-effects. We assessed, under current practice patterns, frequency and severity of CT-induced toxicity and its economic consequences...
  28. ncbi request reprint Determinants of IV heparin treatment in patients with ischemic stroke
    W P Schmidt
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    Neurology 63:2407-9. 2004
    ..However, there are large unexplained variations in IV heparin use among hospitals...
  29. ncbi request reprint [Factors influencing duration of hospitalization after stroke in Germany]
    P U Heuschmann
    Institut für Epidemiologie und Sozialmedizin, Universitat Munster
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 129:299-304. 2004
    ..We, therefore, identified predictors for length of stay in acute hospital after ischemic stroke in a pooled analysis of large German stroke registers...
  30. ncbi request reprint [The reliability of the german version of the barthel-index and the development of a postal and telephone version for the application on stroke patients]
    P U Heuschmann
    Institut für Epidemiologie und Sozialmedizin, Universitat Munster
    Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 73:74-82. 2005
    ..Aim of the study was to translate the original version of the Barthel-Index (BI) into German and to investigate the reliability of the German version. In addition, a German version of the BI for postal and telephone use was developed...
  31. ncbi request reprint [Knowledge about stroke among the German population]
    B M Weltermann
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Neurologie, Westfalische Wilhelms Universitat Munster
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 125:416-20. 2000
    ..US studies showed that only 57% of the population knew at least one stroke symptom. This is the first study about stroke knowledge among German populations...
  32. ncbi request reprint Clinical outcomes and resource utilization associated with haemophilia care in Europe
    W Schramm
    Department of Haemostasis and Transfusion Medicine, University Hospital, Munich, Germany
    Haemophilia 8:33-43. 2002
    ..These results suggest that clinicians and health policy decision-makers should consider the advantages of prophylactic therapy for haemophilia patients in formulating treatment protocols and allocating health resources...
  33. ncbi request reprint Linking medicine and economics: health economics and quality of life in haemophilia care
    W Schramm
    Department of Haemostaseology and Transfusion Medicine, Munich, Germany
    Haemophilia 8:217-20. 2002
    ..Further advances and consensus on evaluation methods and standards for the economics of haemophilia are required, however. This need will continue in the face of new, more sophisticated and therefore more costly haemophilia therapies...
  34. ncbi request reprint The association of dopamine agonists with daytime sleepiness, sleep problems and quality of life in patients with Parkinson's disease--a prospective study
    S Happe
    Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Germany
    J Neurol 248:1062-7. 2001
    ..The aim of this study was the evaluation of sleep disturbances and the quality of life (QoL) in PD patients with different dopaminergic treatment strategies...
  35. ncbi request reprint Cost of illness of atopic asthma and seasonal allergic rhinitis in Germany: 1-yr retrospective study
    B Schramm
    MERG Medical Economics Research Group, Munich, Germany
    Eur Respir J 21:116-22. 2003
    ..In summary, the total cost for patients increases with the severity of atopic asthma and/or seasonal allergic rhinitis and indirect costs represent a large proportion of the total cost...
  36. doi request reprint Regional variations in the prevalence of migraine and tension-type headache applying the new IHS criteria: the German DMKG Headache Study
    V Pfaffenrath
    Neurology Practice Leopoldstrasse, Munich, Germany
    Cephalalgia 29:48-57. 2009
    ..Application of the new IHS criteria yielded headache categories that were not mutually exclusive, indicating a need for further discussion about the value of probable headache types in epidemiological studies...
  37. doi request reprint [Individual social factors and their association with environmental socioeconomic factors--a descriptive small-area analysis in the city of Dortmund]
    B Neuner
    Institut für Epidemiologie und Sozialmedizin, Universitatsklinikum Munster, Munster
    Gesundheitswesen 72:797-803. 2010
    ..If the impact of environmental socioeconomic parameters on individual health or illness is determined, the unequal small-area distribution of individual social parameters should be considered...
  38. doi request reprint Decomposing the Hounsfield unit: probabilistic segmentation of brain tissue in computed tomography
    A Kemmling
    Department of Clinical Radiology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Clin Neuroradiol 22:79-91. 2012
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Protease inhibitors in spontaneous cervical artery dissections
    Carsten Konrad
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Stroke 36:9-13. 2005
    ..Here we present the first large investigation of the protease inhibitor hypothesis in patients with sCAD...
  40. doi request reprint Impact of the extended thrombolysis time window on the proportion of recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator-treated stroke patients and on door-to-needle time
    Jens Minnerup
    Department of Neurology, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Munster, Domagkstrasse 3, Munster, Germany
    Stroke 42:2838-43. 2011
    ..We investigated the effect of the extended thrombolysis time window on the proportion of recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator-treated stroke patients and on the time of treatment initiation after hospital arrival...
  41. ncbi request reprint Association between genetic variants of IL-1beta, IL-6 and TNF-alpha cytokines and cognitive performance in the elderly general population of the MEMO-study
    Bernhard T Baune
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, James Cook University, QLD 4814, Australia
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 33:68-76. 2008
    ..Further research is needed to prospectively examine changes in cognitive performance in relation to cytokine genotypes...
  42. ncbi request reprint Smoking and the risk of hemorrhagic stroke in men
    Tobias Kurth
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02215 1204, USA
    Stroke 34:1151-5. 2003
    ..Smoking is an established risk factor for ischemic stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), but the impact of smoking on intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is less clear...
  43. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of cholesteryl ester storage disease
    Sandro Muntoni
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 27:1866-8. 2007
  44. ncbi request reprint CRP gene haplotypes, serum CRP, and cerebral small-vessel disease: the Rotterdam Scan Study and the MEMO Study
    Christiane Reitz
    Stroke 38:2356-9. 2007
    ..We explored the association between CRP gene variations and cerebral small-vessel disease (SVD) in the Rotterdam Scan Study (N=1035) and the MEMO Study (N=268)...
  45. ncbi request reprint The impact of the day of the week and month of admission on the length of hospital stay in stroke patients
    Wolf Peter Schmidt
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Cerebrovasc Dis 16:247-52. 2003
    ..We examined the influence of the day of the week (DW) and month of admission on LOS in stroke patients...
  46. ncbi request reprint Joint effects of risk factors for stroke and transient ischemic attack in a German population: the EPIC Potsdam Study
    Cornelia Weikert
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam Rehbruecke, Arthur Scheunert Allee 114 116, 14558, Nuthetal, Germany
    J Neurol 254:315-21. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess single and joint effects of risk factors on the incidence of stroke and TIA and to compare their magnitudes in a large population-based German cohort...
  47. pmc Prevalence of cluster headache in Germany: results of the epidemiological DMKG study
    Stefan Evers
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 78:1289-90. 2007
  48. ncbi request reprint Mortality of stroke patients treated with thrombolysis: analysis of nationwide inpatient sample
    Tobias Kurth
    Neurology 68:710; author reply 711. 2007
  49. ncbi request reprint B vitamin plasma levels and the risk of ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack in a German cohort
    Cornelia Weikert
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Arthur Scheunert Allee 114 116, D 14558 Nuthetal, Germany
    Stroke 38:2912-8. 2007
    ..We investigated the individual and combined effects of plasma folate, vitamin B12, and pyridoxal 5-phosphate (PLP) levels on the risk of ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) in a large, prospective German cohort...
  50. doi request reprint High-normal blood pressure is associated with poor cognitive performance
    Stefan Knecht
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, A Schweitzer Str 33, 48129 Munster, Germany
    Hypertension 51:663-8. 2008
    ..291, P<0.005). Thus, even in the normotensive range increasing systolic blood pressure is inversely related to cognition...
  51. doi request reprint Lack of improvement in odor identification by levodopa in humans
    Nina Rösser
    Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Munster, Germany
    Physiol Behav 93:1024-9. 2008
    ..These hypotheses have to be tested in future experiments, but our study demonstrates that results from animal studies cannot be directly transferred to the human situation...
  52. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms in the interleukin-1 alpha and beta genes and the risk for Parkinson's disease
    Thorsten Schulte
    Department of Neurology, Ruhr University Bochum, St Josef Hospital, Bochum, Germany
    Neurosci Lett 326:70-2. 2002
    ..We found T in position -511 in the IL-1 beta gene more frequent in patients compared to controls (chi(2)=4.44, P=0.034). For the IL-1 alpha-889 polymorphism no significant difference between patients and controls was observed...
  53. ncbi request reprint The association between caregiver burden and sleep disturbances in partners of patients with Parkinson's disease
    Svenja Happe
    Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, University of Goettingen, Robert Koch Str 40, 37 075 Goettingen, Germany
    Age Ageing 31:349-54. 2002
    ..These disease-specific characteristics contribute to sleep-related problems in patients. However, little is known about prevalence and causes of sleep disturbances in caregivers of Parkinson's disease patients...
  54. ncbi request reprint The association between disease severity and sleep-related problems in patients with Parkinson's disease
    Svenja Happe
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Germany
    Neuropsychobiology 46:90-6. 2002
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint The association between depressive mood and cognitive performance in an elderly general population - the MEMO Study
    Bernhard T Baune
    Department of Psychiatry, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 22:142-9. 2006
    ..Changes in depressive symptoms in milder forms of depressive mood are associated with a larger decline in cognitive function than in severer forms of depressive mood...
  56. ncbi request reprint Association between behavior-dependent cardiovascular risk factors and asymptomatic carotid atherosclerosis in a general population
    Jan Luedemann
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Department of Neurology, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Germany
    Stroke 33:2929-35. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the association between those behavioral cardiovascular risk factors and asymptomatic atherosclerosis of the carotid arteries in a population of former East Germany...
  57. ncbi request reprint Interobserver agreement in the classification of stroke in the Women's Health Study
    Monika Atiya
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02215 1204, USA
    Stroke 34:565-7. 2003
    ..Accurate classification of stroke events is essential in large cohort studies of risk factor assessment and in treatment trials such as the Women's Health Study (WHS)...
  58. ncbi request reprint Frequency of thrombolytic therapy in patients with acute ischemic stroke and the risk of in-hospital mortality: the German Stroke Registers Study Group
    Peter U Heuschmann
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    Stroke 34:1106-13. 2003
    ..We investigated the association between tPA therapy and in-hospital mortality in a pooled analysis of German stroke registers...
  59. doi request reprint Plasma resistin levels and risk of myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke
    Cornelia Weikert
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Arthur Scheunert Allee 114 116, Nuthetal, Germany
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:2647-53. 2008
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint International experience in stroke registries: German Stroke Registers Study Group
    Peter U Heuschmann
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Muenster, Coordination Centre of the German Stroke Registers Study Group ADSR, Muenster, Germany
    Am J Prev Med 31:S238-9. 2006
  61. ncbi request reprint Predictors of in-hospital mortality in patients with acute ischemic stroke treated with thrombolytic therapy
    Peter U Heuschmann
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Muenster, and Department of Quality Assurance, Westphalian Board of Physicians, Muenster, Germany
    JAMA 292:1831-8. 2004
    ..Data are limited regarding the risks and benefits of thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke outside of clinical trials...
  62. ncbi request reprint Body mass index and the risk of stroke in men
    Tobias Kurth
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Division of Preventive Medicine, 900 Commonwealth Ave East, Boston, MA 02215 1204, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:2557-62. 2002
    ..Although obesity is an established risk factor for coronary heart disease, its role as a risk factor for stroke remains controversial...
  63. ncbi request reprint Utilization and perceived effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine in patients with dystonia
    Judith Junker
    Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    Mov Disord 19:158-61. 2004
    ..There is a growing need to evaluate scientifically the effect of CAM methods on symptom severity and quality of life in dystonia, to prevent utilization of costly and ineffective CAM treatments...
  64. ncbi request reprint Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain in diabetes: the Cardiovascular Determinants of Dementia (CASCADE) Study
    Reinhold Schmidt
    Department of Neurology, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria
    Diabetes 53:687-92. 2004
    ..Cognitive and pathological data are needed to determine the clinical significance of these findings as well as to understand the mechanisms underlying these associations...
  65. ncbi request reprint Changes in alcohol intake and risk of coronary heart disease and all-cause mortality in the MONICA/KORA-Augsburg cohort 1987-97
    Jürgen Wellmann
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Munster, Germany
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 11:48-55. 2004
    ..We investigate whether a second assessment of alcohol intake substantially improves estimation of the effects of alcohol intake on these outcomes...
  66. ncbi request reprint Results of multivariable logistic regression, propensity matching, propensity adjustment, and propensity-based weighting under conditions of nonuniform effect
    Tobias Kurth
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 163:262-70. 2006
    ..Researchers need to be clear about the population for which an overall treatment estimate is most suitable...
  67. ncbi request reprint Vertebrobasilar ischemia and structural abnormalities of the vertebral arteries in active temporal arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica--an ultrasonographic case-control study
    Karl Pfadenhauer
    Department of Neurology, Klinikum Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany
    J Rheumatol 32:2356-60. 2005
    ..We assessed the prevalence of vertebrobasilar ischemia and structural abnormalities of the extracranial vertebral arteries by US in patients with TA and polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and in healthy controls...
  68. ncbi request reprint Cerebral changes on MRI and cognitive function: the CASCADE study
    Hedvig Söderlund
    The Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Toronto, Canada, and Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Neurobiol Aging 27:16-23. 2006
    ..The findings are consistent with findings from lesion and functional neuroimaging studies...
  69. ncbi request reprint Functional and cognitive consequences of silent stroke discovered using brain magnetic resonance imaging in an elderly population
    Wolf Peter Schmidt
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1045-50. 2004
    ..To evaluate the prevalence of silent stroke and its associated consequences on physical, cognitive, and emotional functioning in an elderly population...
  70. ncbi request reprint Use of the SF-36 in the evaluation of a drug detoxification program
    Dirk Richter
    Westphalian Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Muenster, Germany
    Qual Life Res 13:907-14. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to analyse whether the SF-36 questionnaire is a useful tool to evaluate the treatment outcome of a drug detoxification program...
  71. ncbi request reprint Association between alcohol consumption and subclinical carotid atherosclerosis: the Study of Health in Pomerania
    Ulf Schminke
    Department of Neurology, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Stroke 36:1746-52. 2005
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate the relation between alcohol intake and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in participants of the population-based Study of Health in Pomerania...
  72. ncbi request reprint Predictors of in-hospital mortality and attributable risks of death after ischemic stroke: the German Stroke Registers Study Group
    Peter U Heuschmann
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    Arch Intern Med 164:1761-8. 2004
    ..We investigated predictors for in-hospital mortality and attributable risks of death after ischemic stroke in a pooled analysis of large German stroke registers...
  73. ncbi request reprint The association between blood pressure, hypertension, and cerebral white matter lesions: cardiovascular determinants of dementia study
    Ewoud J van Dijk
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Hypertension 44:625-30. 2004
    ..Successful treatment of hypertension may reduce this risk; however, a potential negative effect of decreasing diastolic blood pressure level on the occurrence of severe periventricular white matter lesions should be taken into account...
  74. ncbi request reprint Asymptomatic carotid atherosclerosis is associated with circulating chlamydia pneumoniae DNA in younger normotensive subjects in a general population survey
    Rolf Mitusch
    Medical Department, Hanse Hospital Stralsund, Teaching Hospital of the Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Post Box 2341, D 18410 Stralsund, Germany
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 25:386-91. 2005
    ....
  75. ncbi request reprint Plasma homocysteine, MTHFR C677T, CBS 844ins68bp, and MTHFD1 G1958A polymorphisms in spontaneous cervical artery dissections
    Carsten Konrad
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Str 11, 48149 Munster, Germany
    J Neurol 251:1242-8. 2004
    ..These data suggest that elevated homocysteine is associated with the occurrence of sCAD. The MTHFR C677T polymorphism is associated with the homocysteine level...
  76. ncbi request reprint Smoking and risk of hemorrhagic stroke in women
    Tobias Kurth
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02215 1204, USA
    Stroke 34:2792-5. 2003
    ..A recent study added smoking as a risk factor for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in men. In contrast, the impact of smoking on ICH in women is less clear...
  77. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of restless legs syndrome: the current status
    Diego Garcia-Borreguero
    Department of Neurology, Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Sleep Med Rev 10:153-67. 2006
    ..In summary, epidemiological evidence suggests that RLS is a common neurological disorder-with high impact on many aspects of the life of those affected...
  78. ncbi request reprint Development and implementation of evidence-based indicators for measuring quality of acute stroke care: the Quality Indicator Board of the German Stroke Registers Study Group (ADSR)
    Peter U Heuschmann
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Munster, Domagkstr 3, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Stroke 37:2573-8. 2006
    ..Therefore, a standardized process was initiated recently to develop and implement evidence-based indicators for the measurement of quality of acute hospital stroke care...
  79. ncbi request reprint Relation of plasma thyroid-stimulating hormone levels to vascular lesions and atrophy of the brain in the elderly
    Christiane Reitz
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Neuroepidemiology 27:89-95. 2006
    ..However, little is known about the underlying pathophysiology and the relation with cerebrovascular disease or brain atrophy in the elderly...
  80. ncbi request reprint Associations between major depression, bipolar disorders, dysthymia and cardiovascular diseases in the general adult population
    Bernhard T Baune
    Mental Health Epidemiology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    Psychother Psychosom 75:319-26. 2006
    ..However, it is unclear on a population level if the prevalence of different subtypes of affective disorders like unipolar major depression or dysthymia is different in individuals with specific CVDs...
  81. ncbi request reprint Relation of cerebral small-vessel disease and brain atrophy to mild Parkinsonism in the elderly
    Christiane Reitz
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    Mov Disord 21:1914-9. 2006
    ..Determining the presence of these brain changes using brain imaging might contribute to identify persons at risk for MPS...
  82. ncbi request reprint Is psychiatric illness a comorbidity or a contributing cause to RLS?
    Klaus Berger
    Sleep Med 7:537. 2006
  83. ncbi request reprint Thyroid function and serum ferritin levels: the study of health in Pomerania
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Thyroid 16:681-6. 2006
    ..The aim of the present analysis was to investigate an association between thyroid function and serum ferritin levels. We hypothesized low serum thyrotropin to be related to high serum ferritin levels...
  84. ncbi request reprint The relationship between psychological dimensions of depressive symptoms and cognitive functioning in the elderly - the MEMO-Study
    Bernhard T Baune
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster
    J Psychiatr Res 41:247-54. 2007
    ..This novel approach might be useful in addressing the heterogeneity of cognitive impairment in depression and in predicting cognitive outcome in depression...
  85. ncbi request reprint A message of restless legs on ethnicity
    Klaus Berger
    Sleep Med 7:597-8. 2006
  86. ncbi request reprint The socioeconomic stroke puzzle
    Tobias Kurth
    Stroke 38:4-5. 2007
  87. ncbi request reprint Association of the COMT val158met variant with antidepressant treatment response in major depression
    Bernhard T Baune
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    Neuropsychopharmacology 33:924-32. 2008
    ..This finding suggests a potentially beneficial effect of an antidepressive add-on therapy with substances increasing dopamine availability individually tailored according to COMT val158met genotype...
  88. ncbi request reprint Identification and functional characterization of a novel R621C mutation in the synphilin-1 gene in Parkinson's disease
    Frank P Marx
    Department of Neurology, Laboratory of Neurodegeneration, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Hum Mol Genet 12:1223-31. 2003
    ....
  89. ncbi request reprint Difference in recognition of right and left hemispheric stroke
    Christian Foerch
    Department of Neurology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Schleusenweg 2 16, 60528 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Lancet 366:392-3. 2005
    ..Difficulties in recognition of symptoms due to right hemispheric stroke challenge efforts to optimise stroke management, particularly in the critical early hours of stroke...
  90. ncbi request reprint Association between IL-8 cytokine and cognitive performance in an elderly general population--the MEMO-Study
    Bernhard T Baune
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, James Cook University, Australia
    Neurobiol Aging 29:937-44. 2008
    ....
  91. ncbi request reprint CAG repeats in Restless Legs syndrome
    Markus Konieczny
    Department of Neurology and Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 141:173-6. 2006
    ..Stratification for age, age of onset, sex, peripheral neuropathy, and sporadic or familial RLS revealed no effect. Thus, CAG repeat length in the investigated genes is not a major determinant of idiopathic or familial RLS...
  92. ncbi request reprint Multiple sclerosis and the CTLA4 autoimmunity polymorphism CT60: no association in patients from Germany, Hungary and Poland
    Bernhard Greve
    Department of General Neurology, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, Tubingen, Germany
    Mult Scler 14:153-8. 2008
    ..No significant association of these polymorphisms or respective haplotypes with MS was found. No association of CT60 genotypes with T cell expression of ICOS and CTLA-4 after in vitro stimulation was detected...
  93. ncbi request reprint Healthy lifestyle and the risk of stroke in women
    Tobias Kurth
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1403-9. 2006
    ..Healthy lifestyle has been associated with decreased risk of coronary heart disease. In contrast, little is known about its association with stroke risk...
  94. ncbi request reprint Mutation analysis of the neurofilament M gene in Parkinson's disease
    Rejko Kruger
    Department of Neurology, Neurodegeneration Laboratory, University of Tubingen, Hoppe Seyler Strasse 3, D 72076, Tubingen, Germany
    Neurosci Lett 351:125-9. 2003
    ..However, rare variants of the NF-M gene may act as susceptibility factors for PD and functional analyses of the identified variations are warranted to decipher possible mechanisms in neurodegeneration...