Ulrich Ranft

Summary

Affiliation: Heinrich Heine University
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Principal component analysis of socioeconomic factors and their association with malaria in children from the Ashanti Region, Ghana
    Anne Caroline Krefis
    Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Bernhard Nocht Strasse 74, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
    Malar J 9:201. 2010
  2. pmc High frequency of diastolic dysfunction in a population-based cohort of elderly women--but poor association with the symptom dyspnea
    Alfried Germing
    Medizinische Klinik II Kardiologie and Angiologie, Berufsgenossenschaftliches Universitätsklinikum Bergmannsheil, Ruhr Universitat Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    BMC Geriatr 11:71. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Long-term exposure to traffic-related particulate matter impairs cognitive function in the elderly
    Ulrich Ranft
    Institut für Umweltmedizinische Forschung IUF an der Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Auf m Hennekamp 50, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Environ Res 109:1004-11. 2009
  4. pmc Association between arsenic exposure from a coal-burning power plant and urinary arsenic concentrations in Prievidza District, Slovakia
    Ulrich Ranft
    Institut für Umweltmedizinische Forschung an der Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Environ Health Perspect 111:889-94. 2003
  5. pmc Contribution of smoking and air pollution exposure in urban areas to social differences in respiratory health
    Tamara Schikowski
    Institut für Umweltmedizinische Forschung IUF at the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, Auf m Hennekamp 50, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
    BMC Public Health 8:179. 2008
  6. pmc Preschool children's health and its association with parental education and individual living conditions in East and West Germany
    Xianming du Prel
    Institut für Umweltmedizinische Forschung IUF an der Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    BMC Public Health 6:312. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Environmental arsenic exposure from a coal-burning power plant as a potential risk factor for nonmelanoma skin carcinoma: results from a case-control study in the district of Prievidza, Slovakia
    Beate Pesch
    Medical Institute for Environmental Hygiene at Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 155:798-809. 2002
  8. 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
  9. doi request reprint Does airborne nickel exposure induce nickel sensitization?
    Eugen Mann
    Institut für Umweltmedizinische Forschung IUF an der Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Contact Dermatitis 62:355-62. 2010
  10. pmc Decline in air pollution and change in prevalence in respiratory symptoms and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in elderly women
    Tamara Schikowski
    Department of Epidemiology, Institut für Umweltmedizinische Forschung IUF at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Respir Res 11:113. 2010

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Publications37

  1. pmc Principal component analysis of socioeconomic factors and their association with malaria in children from the Ashanti Region, Ghana
    Anne Caroline Krefis
    Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Bernhard Nocht Strasse 74, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
    Malar J 9:201. 2010
    ....
  2. pmc High frequency of diastolic dysfunction in a population-based cohort of elderly women--but poor association with the symptom dyspnea
    Alfried Germing
    Medizinische Klinik II Kardiologie and Angiologie, Berufsgenossenschaftliches Universitätsklinikum Bergmannsheil, Ruhr Universitat Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    BMC Geriatr 11:71. 2011
    ..The purpose was to evaluate the association of dyspnea with the presence of diastolic dysfunction...
  3. doi request reprint Long-term exposure to traffic-related particulate matter impairs cognitive function in the elderly
    Ulrich Ranft
    Institut für Umweltmedizinische Forschung IUF an der Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Auf m Hennekamp 50, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Environ Res 109:1004-11. 2009
    ..The associations were adjusted for potential confounders using regression analysis. These results indicate that chronic exposure to traffic-related PM may be involved in the pathogenesis of AD...
  4. pmc Association between arsenic exposure from a coal-burning power plant and urinary arsenic concentrations in Prievidza District, Slovakia
    Ulrich Ranft
    Institut für Umweltmedizinische Forschung an der Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Environ Health Perspect 111:889-94. 2003
    ..NMSC cases had significantly higher levels of Assum, DMA, and Asinorg. The methylation index Asinorg/(MMA + DMA) was about 20% lower among cases (p < 0.05) and in men (p < 0.05) compared with controls and females, respectively...
  5. pmc Contribution of smoking and air pollution exposure in urban areas to social differences in respiratory health
    Tamara Schikowski
    Institut für Umweltmedizinische Forschung IUF at the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, Auf m Hennekamp 50, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
    BMC Public Health 8:179. 2008
    ....
  6. pmc Preschool children's health and its association with parental education and individual living conditions in East and West Germany
    Xianming du Prel
    Institut für Umweltmedizinische Forschung IUF an der Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    BMC Public Health 6:312. 2006
    ..Explanations of observed associations between parental education and health indicators were examined...
  7. ncbi request reprint Environmental arsenic exposure from a coal-burning power plant as a potential risk factor for nonmelanoma skin carcinoma: results from a case-control study in the district of Prievidza, Slovakia
    Beate Pesch
    Medical Institute for Environmental Hygiene at Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 155:798-809. 2002
    ..Consumption of contaminated vegetables and fruits could be confounded by the protective effects of such a diet. Nevertheless, the authors found an excess NMSC risk for environmental arsenic exposure...
  8. 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...
  9. doi request reprint Does airborne nickel exposure induce nickel sensitization?
    Eugen Mann
    Institut für Umweltmedizinische Forschung IUF an der Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Contact Dermatitis 62:355-62. 2010
    ..Nickel is one of the most prevalent causes of contact allergy in the general population. This study focuses on human exposure to airborne nickel and its potential to induce allergic sensitization...
  10. pmc Decline in air pollution and change in prevalence in respiratory symptoms and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in elderly women
    Tamara Schikowski
    Department of Epidemiology, Institut für Umweltmedizinische Forschung IUF at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Respir Res 11:113. 2010
    ..We investigated whether different declines in air pollution levels in industrialised and rural areas in Germany were associated with changes in respiratory health over a period of about 20 years...
  11. doi request reprint Airborne particle exposure and extrinsic skin aging
    Andrea Vierkötter
    Institut für umweltmedizinische Forschung an der Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf gGmbH, Dusseldorf, Germany
    J Invest Dermatol 130:2719-26. 2010
    ..These results indicate that particle pollution might influence skin aging as well...
  12. pmc The influence of large-scale airborne particle decline and traffic-related exposure on children's lung function
    Dorothea Sugiri
    Institut für Umweltmedizinische Forschung an der Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Environ Health Perspect 114:282-8. 2006
    ..TSP exposure decreased on a broad scale between 1991 and 2000. Lower concentrations of TSPs were associated with better measures of lung function in 6-year-old children. For children living near busy roads, this effect was diminished...
  13. doi request reprint Lead concentration in the blood of children and its association with lead in soil and ambient air--trends between 1983 and 2000 in Duisburg
    Ulrich Ranft
    Institut fur Umweltmedizinische Forschung, an der Heirnrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 71:710-5. 2008
    ..The results of the study were used for a local risk assessment and the definition of action values for Pb in soil...
  14. 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...
  15. doi request reprint The SCINEXA: a novel, validated score to simultaneously assess and differentiate between intrinsic and extrinsic skin ageing
    Andrea Vierkötter
    Institut fur umweltmedizinische Forschung IUF, Dusseldorf, Germany
    J Dermatol Sci 53:207-11. 2009
    ..Such an ideal score, however, does currently not exist...
  16. pmc Traffic-related air pollution and incident type 2 diabetes: results from the SALIA cohort study
    Ursula Kramer
    Institut fur umweltmedizinische Forschung IUF, Leibniz Center at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Environ Health Perspect 118:1273-9. 2010
    ..Cross-sectional and ecological studies indicate that air pollution may be a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, but prospective data are lacking...
  17. ncbi request reprint Pyrethroids used indoors--biological monitoring of exposure to pyrethroids following an indoor pest control operation
    Gabriele Leng
    Institute of Hygiene, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 206:85-92. 2003
    ..However, evaluated metabolite concentrations 4-6 months after PCO did not exceed values of published background levels...
  18. doi request reprint Eczema, respiratory allergies, and traffic-related air pollution in birth cohorts from small-town areas
    Ursula Kramer
    Institut für Umweltmedizinische Forschung at the Heinrich Heine University Auf m Hennekamp 50, Dusseldorf 40225, Germany
    J Dermatol Sci 56:99-105. 2009
    ..Traffic-related air pollution (TAP) impairs respiratory health and could influence the development of allergies, as was demonstrated in urban areas with relatively high pollution. Whether eczema is affected by TAP was rarely investigated...
  19. ncbi request reprint Ultraviolet-free phototherapy
    Jean Krutmann
    Environmental Health Research Institute, Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf GmbH, Germany
    Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 21:59-61. 2005
    ..On the other hand, UV radiation is a complete carcinogen and as a consequence, UV phototherapy is usually not used for the long-term management of children and young adults and in combination with topical or systemic immunosuppressants...
  20. ncbi request reprint Pyrethroids used indoors--immune status of humans exposed to pyrethroids following a pest control operation--a one year follow-up study
    Wolfgang Hadnagy
    Institute of Hygiene, Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf, P O Box 10 10 07, D 40001 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 206:93-102. 2003
    ..However these immune changes are considered to be subtle and underlying compensatory mechanisms of immunoregulation...
  21. ncbi request reprint Sunbed use induces the photoaging-associated mitochondrial common deletion
    Verena Reimann
    Institut fur Umweltmedizinische Forschung, Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    J Invest Dermatol 128:1294-7. 2008
    ..44-8.89) of the Common Deletion in buttock skin samples after sunbed use. Participants with previous sunbed use showed no increase. This study indicates that sunbed use may contribute to mtDNA deletion-associated skin photoaging...
  22. ncbi request reprint Ambient exposure and nasal inflammation in adults and children--a preliminary analysis
    Dünya Polat
    Department of Fibre and Particle Toxicology, Institut fur umweltmedizinische Forschung IUF, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 205:229-34. 2002
    ..Future analysis will concentrate on temporal relations between inflammation and exposure, including individual risk factors such as allergy, smoking and the presence of disease...
  23. pmc Changes in social inequality with respect to health-related living conditions of 6-year-old children in East Germany after re-unification
    Xianming du Prel
    Institut für Umweltmedizinische Forschung IUF Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Auf m Hennekamp 50, D 40225 Duesseldorf, Germany
    BMC Public Health 5:64. 2005
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Environmental exposure to dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls reduce levels of gonadal hormones in newborns: results from the Duisburg cohort study
    Yuguang Cao
    Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, People s Republic of China
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 211:30-9. 2008
    ..This study was done to evaluate effects related to the HPG axis...
  25. ncbi request reprint Pyrethroids used indoor-ambient monitoring of pyrethroids following a pest control operation
    Gabriele Leng
    Institute of Hygiene, Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 208:193-9. 2005
    ..Deltamethrin was not detected at all after T2. Moreover, the data of this study showed significant, positive correlations between pyrethroids in house dust and in airborne particles especially one day after PCO...
  26. ncbi request reprint Indoor pyrethroid exposure in homes with woollen textile floor coverings
    Edith Berger-Preiss
    Fraunhofer Institute of Toxicology and Aerosol Research, Drug Research and Clinical Inhalation, Nikolai Fuchs Str 1, D 30625 Hannover, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 205:459-72. 2002
    ..The indoor and biological monitoring data as well as the evaluation of the reported symptoms give no indication of an adverse health effect due to carpet treatment by permethrin...
  27. ncbi request reprint Human biomonitoring of cadmium and lead exposure of child-mother pairs from Germany living in the vicinity of industrial sources (hot spot study NRW)
    Michael Wilhelm
    Department of Hygiene, Social and Environmental Medicine, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    J Trace Elem Med Biol 19:83-90. 2005
    ..Minor associations were also found between Cd in air and Cd in the blood of mothers and between Cd in air and urine of mothers...
  28. ncbi request reprint A pooled analysis of bladder cancer case-control studies evaluating smoking in men and women
    Diana Puente
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Municipal Institute of Medical Research IMIM, 80 Dr Aiguader Rd, Barcelona, 08003, Spain
    Cancer Causes Control 17:71-9. 2006
    ..We pooled primary data from 14 case-control studies of bladder cancer from Europe and North America and evaluated differences in risk of smoking by gender...
  29. doi request reprint Lack of association of delta-aminolevulinate dehydratase polymorphisms with blood lead levels and hemoglobin in Romanian women from a lead-contaminated region
    Sylvia Rabstein
    BGFA Research Institute of Occupational Medicine, German Social Accident Insurance, Ruhr Universitat Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 71:716-24. 2008
    ..BPb levels were higher in this region than in populations from industrialized countries but without hematotoxic effects. An impact of ALAD2 on BPb or Hb was not seen in these women...
  30. ncbi request reprint Occupation and bladder cancer among men in Western Europe
    Manolis Kogevinas
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Cancer Causes Control 14:907-14. 2003
    ..We examined which occupations and industries are currently at high risk for bladder cancer in men...
  31. ncbi request reprint Human biomonitoring studies in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
    Michael Wilhelm
    Department of Hygiene, Social and Environmental Medicine, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitatsstrasse 150, 44801 Bochum, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 210:307-18. 2007
    ..More recent studies suggest that there still is an increased internal exposure to metals, PAH and DNA damaging agents in children and women living very close to industrial sources...
  32. ncbi request reprint Influence of industrial sources on children's health--hot spot studies in North Rhine Westphalia, Germany
    Michael Wilhelm
    Department of Hygiene, Social and Environmental Medicine, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 210:591-9. 2007
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Comparison of arsenic levels in fingernails with urinary As species as biomarkers of arsenic exposure in residents living close to a coal-burning power plant in Prievidza District, Slovakia
    Michael Wilhelm
    Department of Hygiene, Social and Environmental Medicine, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 15:89-98. 2005
    ..It is concluded that As levels in fingernails are a reliable marker of environmental As exposure, and that As concentrations in fingernails reflect the As exposure in a similar manner compared with urinary As(sum) and As species...
  34. doi request reprint Lack of neurodevelopmental adversity by prenatal exposure of infants to current lowered PCB levels: comparison of two German birth cohort studies
    Michael Wilhelm
    Department of Hygiene, Social and Environmental Medicine, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 71:700-2. 2008
    ..Evidence indicates that exposure to PCB at current exposure levels no longer apparently impair neurodevelopment of infants...
  35. ncbi request reprint Factors modifying the association between hormone-replacement therapy and breast cancer risk
    Beate Pesch
    Berufsgenossenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut fur Arbeitsmedizin BGFA, Institut der Ruhr Universität Bochum, Burkle de la Camp Platz 1, 44789, Bochum, Gemany
    Eur J Epidemiol 20:699-711. 2005
    ..HRT users are different from non-users with respect to socio-economic and other characteristics. There may be women where the HRT-related risk could be modulated by other factors...
  36. ncbi request reprint The Duisburg birth cohort study: influence of the prenatal exposure to PCDD/Fs and dioxin-like PCBs on thyroid hormone status in newborns and neurodevelopment of infants until the age of 24 months
    Michael Wilhelm
    Department of Hygiene, Social and Environmental Medicine, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitatsstr 150, 44801 Bochum, Germany
    Mutat Res 659:83-92. 2008
    ..This study supports the view that the current decreased exposure to PCDD/Fs and PCBs does not impair thyroid function of newborns and neurodevelopment of infants until the age of 24 months...
  37. ncbi request reprint Applicability of a set of diagnostic tests in indoor air health research
    Gerhard Andreas Wiesmüller
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, D 52074 Aachen, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 207:125-39. 2004
    ....