R Diel

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Affiliation: Heinrich Heine University
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Comparative performance of tuberculin skin test, QuantiFERON-TB-Gold In Tube assay, and T-Spot.TB test in contact investigations for tuberculosis
    Roland Diel
    School of Public Health c o Institute of Medical Sociology, University of Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Chest 135:1010-8. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Predictive value of a whole blood IFN-gamma assay for the development of active tuberculosis disease after recent infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    Roland Diel
    School of Public Health c o Institute of Medical Sociology, University of Dusseldorf, Postbox 101007, 40001 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 177:1164-70. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of interferon-gamma release assay testing for the treatment of latent tuberculosis
    R Diel
    School of Public Health, University of Dusseldorf, Germany
    Eur Respir J 30:321-32. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of interferon-gamma release assay screening for latent tuberculosis infection treatment in Germany
    Roland Diel
    School of Public Health, c o Institute for Medical Sociology, Heinrich Heine University, Post Box 101007, D 40001 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Chest 131:1424-34. 2007
  5. pmc Tuberculosis contact investigation with a new, specific blood test in a low-incidence population containing a high proportion of BCG-vaccinated persons
    R Diel
    School of Public Health, University of Dusseldorf, Germany
    Respir Res 7:77. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Cost-optimisation of screening for latent tuberculosis in close contacts
    R Diel
    School of Public Health, c o Institute for Medical Sociology, Heinrich Heine University, P O Box 101007, D 40001 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Eur Respir J 28:35-44. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint [Contribution of the Public Health Service to cost of illness studies]
    R Diel
    Heinrich Heine Universitat Dusseldorf
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 48:1170-5. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of isoniazid chemoprevention in close contacts
    R Diel
    School of Public Health, c o Institute for Medical Sociology, Heinrich Heine University, Post Box 101007, D 40001 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Eur Respir J 26:465-73. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Transmission of hepatitis B in Hamburg, Germany, 1998-2002: a prospective, population-based study
    R Diel
    School of Public Health c o Institute of Medical Sociology, Heinrich Heine University, Postfach 101007, 40001 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Med Microbiol Immunol 194:193-9. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint The cost structure of lung tuberculosis in Germany
    Roland Diel
    School of Public Health c o Institute for Medical Sociology, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Eur J Health Econ 5:243-51. 2004

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Publications21

  1. doi request reprint Comparative performance of tuberculin skin test, QuantiFERON-TB-Gold In Tube assay, and T-Spot.TB test in contact investigations for tuberculosis
    Roland Diel
    School of Public Health c o Institute of Medical Sociology, University of Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Chest 135:1010-8. 2009
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Predictive value of a whole blood IFN-gamma assay for the development of active tuberculosis disease after recent infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    Roland Diel
    School of Public Health c o Institute of Medical Sociology, University of Dusseldorf, Postbox 101007, 40001 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 177:1164-70. 2008
    ..However, their prognostic value for progression from latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) to active TB has yet to be established...
  3. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of interferon-gamma release assay testing for the treatment of latent tuberculosis
    R Diel
    School of Public Health, University of Dusseldorf, Germany
    Eur Respir J 30:321-32. 2007
    ..TB was used. Using T-SPOT.TB alone or in combination with the tuberculin skin test for screening of close contacts before latent tuberculosis infection treatment is highly cost-effective in reducing the disease burden of tuberculosis...
  4. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of interferon-gamma release assay screening for latent tuberculosis infection treatment in Germany
    Roland Diel
    School of Public Health, c o Institute for Medical Sociology, Heinrich Heine University, Post Box 101007, D 40001 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Chest 131:1424-34. 2007
    ....
  5. pmc Tuberculosis contact investigation with a new, specific blood test in a low-incidence population containing a high proportion of BCG-vaccinated persons
    R Diel
    School of Public Health, University of Dusseldorf, Germany
    Respir Res 7:77. 2006
    ..BCG-vaccination can confound tuberculin skin test (TST) reactions in the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection...
  6. ncbi request reprint Cost-optimisation of screening for latent tuberculosis in close contacts
    R Diel
    School of Public Health, c o Institute for Medical Sociology, Heinrich Heine University, P O Box 101007, D 40001 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Eur Respir J 28:35-44. 2006
    ..Screening for tuberculosis by combining tuberculin skin testing and QuantiFERON-TB Gold markedly reduces public health costs compared with tuberculin skin test screening alone...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Contribution of the Public Health Service to cost of illness studies]
    R Diel
    Heinrich Heine Universitat Dusseldorf
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 48:1170-5. 2005
    ..This could also contribute to improving cooperation between public health authorities and schools of public health in this rapidly developing scientific field...
  8. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of isoniazid chemoprevention in close contacts
    R Diel
    School of Public Health, c o Institute for Medical Sociology, Heinrich Heine University, Post Box 101007, D 40001 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Eur Respir J 26:465-73. 2005
    ..In conclusion, isoniazid chemoprevention in Germany is a highly cost-effective approach for reducing the burden of tuberculosis in recently converted young and middle-aged adults...
  9. ncbi request reprint Transmission of hepatitis B in Hamburg, Germany, 1998-2002: a prospective, population-based study
    R Diel
    School of Public Health c o Institute of Medical Sociology, Heinrich Heine University, Postfach 101007, 40001 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Med Microbiol Immunol 194:193-9. 2005
    ..The current national policy of vaccination in defined age groups should be extended to the immunization of all children of foreign-born parents as well as the screening and immunisation of susceptible foreign-born adults...
  10. ncbi request reprint The cost structure of lung tuberculosis in Germany
    Roland Diel
    School of Public Health c o Institute for Medical Sociology, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Eur J Health Econ 5:243-51. 2004
    ..Consistent implementation of the recommendations of the German DZK is still necessary in order to reduce the significant economic impact of TB disease resulting in high health and socioeconomic costs...
  11. ncbi request reprint Ongoing outbreak of tuberculosis in a low-incidence community: a molecular-epidemiological evaluation
    R Diel
    School of Public Health, Heinrich Heine Universitat, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 8:855-61. 2004
    ..Federal State of Hamburg, Germany, 1997-2002...
  12. ncbi request reprint Transmission of hepatitis A in hamburg, germany, 1998-1999--A prospective population based study
    R Diel
    School of Public Health, University of Dusseldorf, Germany
    Eur J Epidemiol 17:175-82. 2001
    ..Nevertheless, because hygienic standards may change with time, this policy should be supplemented by targeted vaccination of groups at risk...
  13. pmc Epidemiology of tuberculosis in Hamburg, Germany: long-term population-based analysis applying classical and molecular epidemiological techniques
    Roland Diel
    School of Public Health, Heinrich Heine Universitat Dusseldorf, D 40001 Dusseldorf, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 40:532-9. 2002
    ..The data presented also indicate that improved TB control strategies, including the use of RFLP for the detection of transmission chains, are needed for TB control in the setting of countries with a low incidence of TB...
  14. ncbi request reprint Outcome of tuberculosis treatment in Hamburg: a survey, 1997-2001
    R Diel
    School of Public Health, University of Dusseldorf, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 7:124-31. 2003
    ..Federal State of Hamburg, Germany, 1997-2001...
  15. pmc Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis among immigrants in Hamburg, Germany
    Roland Diel
    School of Public Health, Heinrich Heine Universitat Dusseldorf, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 42:2952-60. 2004
    ..In conclusion, only a minority of TB cases among foreign-born individuals are detected by screening of asylum seekers or conventional contact tracing. Recent transmission does not play an important role in TB among immigrants in Hamburg...
  16. pmc Occupational risk of tuberculosis transmission in a low incidence area
    Roland Diel
    School of Public Health, University of Dusseldorf, Germany
    Respir Res 6:35. 2005
    ..To investigate the occupational risk of tuberculosis (TB) infection in a low-incidence setting, data from a prospective study of patients with culture-confirmed TB conducted in Hamburg, Germany, from 1997 to 2002 were evaluated...
  17. pmc Interferon-gamma release assay for the diagnosis of latent TB infection--analysis of discordant results, when compared to the tuberculin skin test
    Albert Nienhaus
    Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare Services, Department of Occupational Health Research, Hamburg, Germany
    PLoS ONE 3:e2665. 2008
    ..Therefore we assessed to which extent discordant results can be explained by potential risk factors such as age, BCG vaccination and migration...
  18. pmc Assessment of an optimized mycobacterial interspersed repetitive- unit-variable-number tandem-repeat typing system combined with spoligotyping for population-based molecular epidemiology studies of tuberculosis
    Mara Cardoso Oelemann
    INSERM, U629, Institut Pasteur de Lille, Lille, France
    J Clin Microbiol 45:691-7. 2007
    ..tuberculosis transmission...
  19. ncbi request reprint Rapid diagnosis of smear-negative tuberculosis by bronchoalveolar lavage enzyme-linked immunospot
    Claudia Jafari
    Division of Clinical Infectious Diseases, Research Center Borstel, Parkallee 35, Borstel, Germany
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 174:1048-54. 2006
    ..Detectable growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) in cultures takes several weeks and MTB-specific DNA amplification results on sputum and bronchial secretions are variable in these patients...
  20. pmc Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex genetic diversity: mining the fourth international spoligotyping database (SpolDB4) for classification, population genetics and epidemiology
    Karine Brudey
    Unite de la Tuberculose et des Mycobacteries, Institut Pasteur de Guadeloupe, Guadeloupe
    BMC Microbiol 6:23. 2006
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Review of epidemiological studies on the occupational risk of tuberculosis in low-incidence areas
    Andreas Seidler
    Institute of Occupational Medicine, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt Main, Germany
    Respiration 72:431-46. 2005
    ..There is a need for large population-based studies with precise definition of exposure, which should include molecular epidemiologic methods in the investigation of occupational risk factors of tuberculosis...