U Gehring

Summary

Affiliation: GSF-National Research Center for Environment and Health
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint House dust endotoxin and allergic sensitization in children
    Ulrike Gehring
    GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 166:939-44. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Levels and predictors of endotoxin in mattress dust samples from East and West German homes
    U Gehring
    GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Indoor Air 14:284-92. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Traffic-related air pollution and respiratory health during the first 2 yrs of life
    U Gehring
    GSF National Research Centre for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Eur Respir J 19:690-8. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Pets and vermin are associated with high endotoxin levels in house dust
    J Heinrich
    GSF, Institute of Epidemiology, Munich, Germany
    Clin Exp Allergy 31:1839-45. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Respiratory symptoms in relation to indoor exposure to mite and cat allergens and endotoxins. Indoor Factors and Genetics in Asthma (INGA) Study Group
    U Gehring
    GSF-National Research Centre for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Eur Respir J 18:555-63. 2001
  6. pmc Beta(1-->3)-glucan in house dust of German homes: housing characteristics, occupant behavior, and relations with endotoxins, allergens, and molds
    U Gehring
    GSF - National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Environ Health Perspect 109:139-44. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Exposure to endotoxin decreases the risk of atopic eczema in infancy: a cohort study
    U Gehring
    GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 108:847-54. 2001
  8. pmc Respiratory health and individual estimated exposure to traffic-related air pollutants in a cohort of young children
    V Morgenstern
    GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Occup Environ Med 64:8-16. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Glutathione-S-transferase P1, early exposure to mould in relation to respiratory and allergic health outcomes in children from six birth cohorts. A meta-analysis
    C G Tischer
    Helmholtz Centre Munich, German Research Centre for Environmental Health, Institute of Epidemiology I, Neuherberg, Germany
    Allergy 68:339-46. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Exposure to house dust endotoxin and allergic sensitization in adults
    U Gehring
    GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Allergy 59:946-52. 2004

Detail Information

Publications43

  1. ncbi request reprint House dust endotoxin and allergic sensitization in children
    Ulrike Gehring
    GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 166:939-44. 2002
    ..The protective effect was strengthened with increasing degree of sensitization. In conclusion, exposure to higher levels of house dust endotoxin is associated with lower prevalence of allergic sensitization in children...
  2. ncbi request reprint Levels and predictors of endotoxin in mattress dust samples from East and West German homes
    U Gehring
    GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Indoor Air 14:284-92. 2004
    ..None of these factors explains the difference in infant's mattress dust endotoxin between Leipzig and Munich or could be used as a surrogate for endotoxin...
  3. ncbi request reprint Traffic-related air pollution and respiratory health during the first 2 yrs of life
    U Gehring
    GSF National Research Centre for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Eur Respir J 19:690-8. 2002
    ..There was some indication of an association between traffic-related air pollution and symptoms of cough. Due to the very young age of the infants, it was too early to draw definitive conclusions from this for the development of asthma...
  4. ncbi request reprint Pets and vermin are associated with high endotoxin levels in house dust
    J Heinrich
    GSF, Institute of Epidemiology, Munich, Germany
    Clin Exp Allergy 31:1839-45. 2001
    ..A higher microbial exposure in general and in particular to endotoxin in early childhood might contribute to this lower risk of atopy...
  5. ncbi request reprint Respiratory symptoms in relation to indoor exposure to mite and cat allergens and endotoxins. Indoor Factors and Genetics in Asthma (INGA) Study Group
    U Gehring
    GSF-National Research Centre for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Eur Respir J 18:555-63. 2001
    ..The risk is increased if subjects are exposed to a mixture of allergens or if they are sensitized in addition to high exposure...
  6. pmc Beta(1-->3)-glucan in house dust of German homes: housing characteristics, occupant behavior, and relations with endotoxins, allergens, and molds
    U Gehring
    GSF - National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Environ Health Perspect 109:139-44. 2001
    ..4). We conclude that that the amount of dust sampled can be used as a proxy for hygiene and that beta(1-->3)-glucan concentrations per square meter are related to the amount of dust sampled...
  7. ncbi request reprint Exposure to endotoxin decreases the risk of atopic eczema in infancy: a cohort study
    U Gehring
    GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 108:847-54. 2001
    ....
  8. pmc Respiratory health and individual estimated exposure to traffic-related air pollutants in a cohort of young children
    V Morgenstern
    GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Occup Environ Med 64:8-16. 2007
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Glutathione-S-transferase P1, early exposure to mould in relation to respiratory and allergic health outcomes in children from six birth cohorts. A meta-analysis
    C G Tischer
    Helmholtz Centre Munich, German Research Centre for Environmental Health, Institute of Epidemiology I, Neuherberg, Germany
    Allergy 68:339-46. 2013
    ..It has been suggested that functional polymorphisms of the GSTP1 gene may influence the risk for allergic disorders through an impaired defence against oxidant injury...
  10. ncbi request reprint Exposure to house dust endotoxin and allergic sensitization in adults
    U Gehring
    GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Allergy 59:946-52. 2004
    ..It has been suggested that exposure to elevated levels of endotoxin decreases the risk of allergic sensitization...
  11. doi request reprint Regional and socio-economic differences in food, nutrient and supplement intake in school-age children in Germany: results from the GINIplus and the LISAplus studies
    Stefanie Sausenthaler
    Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Ingolstadter Landstr 1, 85764 Neuherberg, Germany
    Public Health Nutr 14:1724-35. 2011
    ..To describe regional differences between eastern and western Germany with regard to food, nutrient and supplement intake in 9-12-year-old children, and analyse its association with parental education and equivalent income...
  12. doi request reprint Effect of hydrolysed formula feeding on taste preferences at 10 years. Data from the German Infant Nutritional Intervention Program Plus Study
    Stefanie Sausenthaler
    Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen German Research Center for Environmental Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Germany
    Clin Nutr 29:304-6. 2010
    ..Therefore, the aim of present study was to investigate whether feeding with different kinds of infant formula is associated with the acceptance of infant formula at 10 years of age...
  13. pmc Exposure to traffic related air pollutants: self reported traffic intensity versus GIS modelled exposure
    J Heinrich
    GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1, D 85764 Neuherberg, Germany
    Occup Environ Med 62:517-23. 2005
    ..In epidemiological studies of the potential health effects of traffic related air pollution, self reported traffic intensity is a commonly used, but rarely validated, exposure variable...
  14. ncbi request reprint Domestic cat allergen and allergic sensitisation in young children
    Chih Mei Chen
    GSF National Research Centre for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, D 85764 Neuherberg, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 211:337-44. 2008
    ..The mixed results may be explained by differences in age and avoidance patterns...
  15. ncbi request reprint Long-term exposure to ambient air pollution and cardiopulmonary mortality in women
    Ulrike Gehring
    GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Ingolstaedter Landstrasse 1, D 85764 Neuherberg, Germany
    Epidemiology 17:545-51. 2006
    ..We assessed whether long-term exposure to air pollution originating from motorized traffic and industrial sources is associated with total and cause-specific mortality in a cohort of women living in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany...
  16. doi request reprint Respiratory health in children, and indoor exposure to (1,3)-β-D-glucan, EPS mould components and endotoxin
    C Tischer
    Institute of EpidemiologyHelmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Centre for Environmental Health, Neuherberg, Germany
    Eur Respir J 37:1050-9. 2011
    ..The reasons for the differences between countries are not clear...
  17. ncbi request reprint Parental education and children's respiratory and allergic symptoms in the Pollution and the Young (PATY) study
    U Gehring
    GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Eur Respir J 27:95-107. 2006
    ..However, differences remained after adjusting for these variables. Children's health was associated with parental education. The association could not fully be explained by established risk factors...
  18. pmc Prediction of residential pet and cockroach allergen levels using questionnaire information
    Ulrike Gehring
    GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Environ Health Perspect 112:834-9. 2004
    ..Knowledge of past pet ownership can improve pet allergen exposure assessment by means of questionnaire. However, for epidemiologic purposes, measured concentrations of allergens are necessary...
  19. doi request reprint Associations between BMI and the FTO gene are age dependent: results from the GINI and LISA birth cohort studies up to age 6 years
    Peter Rzehak
    Institute of Epidemiology, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, Neuherberg, Germany
    Obes Facts 3:173-80. 2010
    ..However, little is known about the longitudinal dynamics of these polymorphisms on body mass index (BMI), overweight, and obesity...
  20. doi request reprint Meta-analysis of mould and dampness exposure on asthma and allergy in eight European birth cohorts: an ENRIECO initiative
    C G Tischer
    Helmholtz Centre Munich, German Research Centre for Environmental Health, Institute of Epidemiology I, Neuherberg, Germany
    Allergy 66:1570-9. 2011
    ..Several cross-sectional studies during the past 10 years have observed an increased risk of allergic outcomes for children living in damp or mouldy environments...
  21. ncbi request reprint Prospective cohort studies using hydrolysed formulas for allergy prevention in atopy-prone newborns: a systematic review
    A Schoetzau
    GSF National Research Centre for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Eur J Pediatr 160:323-32. 2001
    ..Study results on the effect of extensive hydrolysates were not comparable because of major differences in study designs...
  22. doi request reprint Dampness and moulds in relation to respiratory and allergic symptoms in children: results from Phase Two of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC Phase Two)
    G Weinmayr
    Institute of Epidemiology, Ulm University, 89081 Ulm, Germany
    Clin Exp Allergy 43:762-74. 2013
    ..Many studies report that damp housing conditions are associated with respiratory symptoms. Less is known about mechanisms and possible effect modifiers. Studies of dampness in relation to allergic sensitization and eczema are scarce...
  23. pmc GIS-based estimation of exposure to particulate matter and NO2 in an urban area: stochastic versus dispersion modeling
    Josef Cyrys
    GSF, National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Environ Health Perspect 113:987-92. 2005
    ..In conclusion, despite different assumptions and procedures used for the stochastic and dispersion modeling, both models yield similar results regarding exposure estimation of the study cohort to traffic-related air pollutants...
  24. ncbi request reprint Traffic at residential address, respiratory health, and atopy in adults: the National German Health Survey 1998
    Joachim Heinrich
    GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1, D 85764 Neuherberg, Germany
    Environ Res 98:240-9. 2005
    ..91-1.20)). We conclude that exposure to traffic-related air pollutants increases the risk of nonallergic respiratory symptoms and to a lesser degree the risk of hay fever and allergic sensitization but not the risk of asthma in adults...
  25. ncbi request reprint Comparison between different traffic-related particle indicators: elemental carbon (EC), PM2.5 mass, and absorbance
    Josef Cyrys
    GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Ingolstaedter Landstr 1, D 85764 Neuherberg, Germany
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 13:134-43. 2003
    ..While the ratio between PM(2.5) and PM(10) mass ranged from 0.54 to 0.68, the ratio of PM(2.5) absorbance and PM(10) absorbance was 0.96-0.97, indicating that PM(2.5) absorbance captures nearly all of the particle absorbance...
  26. ncbi request reprint Exposure to pets and atopic dermatitis during the first two years of life. A cohort study
    Angelika Zirngibl
    GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 13:394-401. 2002
    ..We assume an association between keeping pets and undefined environmental factor(s) that contribute protectively to the development of atopic dermatitis in early life, presumably by effects on the maturation of the immune system...
  27. pmc Pre-natal and post-natal exposure to respiratory infection and atopic diseases development: a historical cohort study
    Anne Zutavern
    GSF Institut für Epidemiologie, Neuherberg, Germany
    Respir Res 7:81. 2006
    ..Exposure to infection indicating sub-clinical infection rather than clinical infection might protect from atopic diseases...
  28. ncbi request reprint Seasonal variability of endotoxin in ambient fine particulate matter
    Cara L Carty
    GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Ingolstaedter Landstrasse 1, D 85758 Neuherberg, Germany
    J Environ Monit 5:953-8. 2003
    ..Temperature effects and seasonal variation of endotoxin should be considered in future studies of outdoor endotoxin...
  29. pmc Maternal compliance with nutritional recommendations in an allergy preventive programme
    A Schoetzau
    GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Arch Dis Child 86:180-4. 2002
    ..To assess maternal compliance with nutritional recommendations in an allergy preventive programme, and identify factors influencing compliance behaviour...
  30. doi request reprint Short- and long-term effects of feeding hydrolyzed protein infant formulas on growth at < or = 6 y of age: results from the German Infant Nutritional Intervention Study
    Peter Rzehak
    Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:1846-56. 2009
    ..The short- and long-term effects of feeding with hydrolyzed formulas on growth are uncertain...
  31. ncbi request reprint Estimating long-term average particulate air pollution concentrations: application of traffic indicators and geographic information systems
    Michael Brauer
    Utrecht University, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Group, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Epidemiology 14:228-39. 2003
    ....
  32. pmc Indoor exposure to molds and allergic sensitization
    Beate Jacob
    GSF Institute of Epidemiology, Munich, Germany
    Environ Health Perspect 110:647-53. 2002
    ..These effects were strongest in the group of children who had lived in the same home since birth...
  33. doi request reprint Prenatal exposure to a farm environment modifies atopic sensitization at birth
    Markus Johannes Ege
    University Children s Hospital, Munich, Germany
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 122:407-12, 412.e1-4. 2008
    ..Previous cross-sectional surveys have suggested that maternal exposure to animal sheds during pregnancy exerted a protective effect on atopic sensitization in children lasting until school age...
  34. ncbi request reprint Spatial variation in nitrogen dioxide in three European areas
    Marie Lewne
    Occupational and Environmental Health, Norrbacka, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Sci Total Environ 332:217-30. 2004
    ..The spatial variation was substantially larger for NO2 than the variation for PM2.5 and similar to PM2.5 absorbance, measured in the same locations...
  35. ncbi request reprint Parental smoking and lung function in children: an international study
    Hanns Moshammer
    Institute Environmental Health, ZPH, Medical University, Vienna, Austria
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 173:1255-63. 2006
    ..Both prenatal and postnatal passive smoking have been linked with respiratory symptoms and asthma in childhood. Their differential contributions to lung function growth in the general children's population are less clear...
  36. ncbi request reprint Variation of biocontaminant levels within and between homes--the AIRALLERG study
    Mariëlla Giovannangelo
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 17:134-40. 2007
    ..Investigation of variation over time is needed for a more complete assessment of the use of these variables in epidemiological analyses of exposure-response relationships...
  37. pmc Long-term air pollution exposure and living close to busy roads are associated with COPD in women
    Tamara Schikowski
    Institut fur Umweltmedizinische Forschung, Heinrich Heine University of Dusseldorf, Auf m Hennekamp50, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Respir Res 6:152. 2005
    ..We especially focused on COPD as defined by GOLD criteria and additionally compared the effects of air pollution on respiratory symptoms by questionnaire data and by lung function measurements...
  38. ncbi request reprint Childhood cat allergen exposure in three European countries: The AIRALLERG study
    Mariëlla Giovannangelo
    Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Sci Total Environ 369:82-90. 2006
    ..Cat allergen is a major cause of morbidity among sensitised asthma patients, but little is known about distribution of cat allergen exposure and its determinants in homes...
  39. ncbi request reprint Levels and determinants of beta(1-->3)-glucans and fungal extracellular polysaccharides in house dust of (pre-)school children in three European countries
    Mariëlla E C A Giovannangelo
    Utrecht University, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Environ Int 33:9-16. 2007
    ..Measurements of beta(1-->3)-glucans and fungal extracellular polysaccharides (EPS) are used as markers of mold exposure in field studies. Little is known about their levels and determinants in homes...
  40. pmc Traffic-related air pollution and otitis media
    Michael Brauer
    University of British Columbia, School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Environ Health Perspect 114:1414-8. 2006
    ..Although exposure to environmental tobacco smoke is a known risk factor associated with otitis media, little information is available regarding the potential association with air pollution...
  41. ncbi request reprint Respiratory symptoms in the first 7 years of life and birth weight at term: the PIAMA Birth Cohort
    Daan Caudri
    Department of Pediatrics Respiratory Medicine, Erasmus University, 3000 CB Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 175:1078-85. 2007
    ..The relation between birth weight and respiratory symptoms and asthma in children remains unclear. Previous studies focused on a relation at separate ages. A longitudinal analysis may lead to a better understanding...
  42. pmc Does respiratory health contribute to the effects of long-term air pollution exposure on cardiovascular mortality?
    Tamara Schikowski
    Institut fur Umweltmedizinische Forschung, Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf, Auf m Hennekamp50, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Respir Res 8:20. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether respiratory health at baseline contributes to the effects of long-term exposure to high levels of air pollution on cardiovascular mortality in a cohort of elderly women...
  43. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of draught in the workplace
    Barbara Griefahn
    Institute for Occupational Physiology at the University of Dortmund, Ardeystr 67, D 44139 Dortmund, Germany
    Ergonomics 45:124-35. 2002
    ..726, p<0.001). As the resulting model covers larger ranges of air temperature and metabolic rate it is suggested that it should substitute the model proposed in ISO 7730 [1994]...