O Kuss

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Affiliation: Martin Luther University
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The z-difference can be used to measure covariate balance in matched propensity score analyses
    Oliver Kuss
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, Martin Luther University of Halle Wittenberg, Magdeburger Str 8, 06097 Halle Saale, Germany Electronic address
    J Clin Epidemiol 66:1302-7. 2013
  2. pmc Association studies of the copy-number variable ß-defensin cluster on 8p23.1 in adenocarcinoma and chronic pancreatitis
    Stefan Taudien
    Genome Analysis, Leibniz Institute for Age Research Fritz Lipmann Institute, Beutenbergstr 11, D 07745, Jena, Germany
    BMC Res Notes 5:629. 2012
  3. pmc Mammographic density and inter-observer variability of pathologic evaluation of core biopsies among women with mammographic abnormalities
    Pietro Trocchi
    Institute of Clinical Epidemiology, Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Halle Saale, Magdeburger Str 8, Halle Saale 06097, Germany
    BMC Cancer 12:554. 2012
  4. pmc Improvement of pain related self management for oncologic patients through a trans institutional modular nursing intervention: protocol of a cluster randomized multicenter trial
    Patrick Jahn
    Institute for Health and Nursing Science, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Germany
    Trials 11:29. 2010
  5. pmc Structured information during the ICU stay to reduce anxiety: study protocol of a multicenter randomized controlled trial
    Steffen Fleischer
    Institute of Health and Nursing Science, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Germany
    Trials 10:84. 2009
  6. pmc Risk factors for mediastinitis after cardiac surgery - a retrospective analysis of 1700 patients
    Claudius Diez
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Martin Luther Universitat Halle Wittenberg, Ernst Grube Str, 40, D 06097 Halle Saale, Germany
    J Cardiothorac Surg 2:23. 2007
  7. pmc Cardiovascular disease, risk factors and heart rate variability in the elderly general population: design and objectives of the CARdiovascular disease, Living and Ageing in Halle (CARLA) Study
    Karin H Greiser
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Informatics, Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Magdeburger Str 27, 06097 Halle Saale, Germany
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 5:33. 2005
  8. pmc Association of health behaviour with heart rate variability: a population-based study
    Alexander Kluttig
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Informatics, Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Halle, Saale, Germany
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 10:58. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint A note on the estimation of the multinomial logistic model with correlated responses in SAS
    Oliver Kuss
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Informatics, University of Halle Wittenberg, 06097 Halle Saale, Germany
    Comput Methods Programs Biomed 87:262-9. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: a systematic review and meta-analysis of propensity score analyses
    Oliver Kuss
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Halle Wittenberg, Halle Saale, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 140:829-35, 835.e1-13. 2010

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  1. doi request reprint The z-difference can be used to measure covariate balance in matched propensity score analyses
    Oliver Kuss
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, Martin Luther University of Halle Wittenberg, Magdeburger Str 8, 06097 Halle Saale, Germany Electronic address
    J Clin Epidemiol 66:1302-7. 2013
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  2. pmc Association studies of the copy-number variable ß-defensin cluster on 8p23.1 in adenocarcinoma and chronic pancreatitis
    Stefan Taudien
    Genome Analysis, Leibniz Institute for Age Research Fritz Lipmann Institute, Beutenbergstr 11, D 07745, Jena, Germany
    BMC Res Notes 5:629. 2012
    ..In a case-control study, we investigated the association between MSV in DEFB104 as well as defensin gene (DEF) cluster copy number (CN), and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and chronic pancreatitis (CP)...
  3. pmc Mammographic density and inter-observer variability of pathologic evaluation of core biopsies among women with mammographic abnormalities
    Pietro Trocchi
    Institute of Clinical Epidemiology, Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Halle Saale, Magdeburger Str 8, Halle Saale 06097, Germany
    BMC Cancer 12:554. 2012
    ..We measured the influence of mammographic density on the inter-observer variability of histopathological findings of breast biopsies...
  4. pmc Improvement of pain related self management for oncologic patients through a trans institutional modular nursing intervention: protocol of a cluster randomized multicenter trial
    Patrick Jahn
    Institute for Health and Nursing Science, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Germany
    Trials 11:29. 2010
    ..This trial protocol is aimed to test the SCION-PAIN program, a multi modular structured intervention to improve self management in cancer patients with pain...
  5. pmc Structured information during the ICU stay to reduce anxiety: study protocol of a multicenter randomized controlled trial
    Steffen Fleischer
    Institute of Health and Nursing Science, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Germany
    Trials 10:84. 2009
    ..Until now information programs to reduce anxiety were mainly delivered preoperatively, completely neglecting informational needs of non-elective ICU patients...
  6. pmc Risk factors for mediastinitis after cardiac surgery - a retrospective analysis of 1700 patients
    Claudius Diez
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Martin Luther Universitat Halle Wittenberg, Ernst Grube Str, 40, D 06097 Halle Saale, Germany
    J Cardiothorac Surg 2:23. 2007
    ..Mediastinitis is a rare, but serious complication of cardiac surgery. It has a significant socioeconomic impact and high morbidity. The purpose of this study was to determine pre-, intra-, and postoperative predictors of mediastinitis...
  7. pmc Cardiovascular disease, risk factors and heart rate variability in the elderly general population: design and objectives of the CARdiovascular disease, Living and Ageing in Halle (CARLA) Study
    Karin H Greiser
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Informatics, Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Magdeburger Str 27, 06097 Halle Saale, Germany
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 5:33. 2005
    ..This paper describes the design and objectives of the CARLA Study...
  8. pmc Association of health behaviour with heart rate variability: a population-based study
    Alexander Kluttig
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Informatics, Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Halle, Saale, Germany
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 10:58. 2010
    ..The autonomic dysfunction is a potential mediator of the association of behavioural risk factors with adverse health outcomes. We studied the association of HRV with behavioural risk factors in an elderly population...
  9. ncbi request reprint A note on the estimation of the multinomial logistic model with correlated responses in SAS
    Oliver Kuss
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Informatics, University of Halle Wittenberg, 06097 Halle Saale, Germany
    Comput Methods Programs Biomed 87:262-9. 2007
    ..The main motivation for this work are two recent papers that recommend estimating multinomial logistic models with correlated responses by using a Poisson likelihood which is statistically correct but computationally inefficient...
  10. doi request reprint Off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: a systematic review and meta-analysis of propensity score analyses
    Oliver Kuss
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Halle Wittenberg, Halle Saale, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 140:829-35, 835.e1-13. 2010
    ..Propensity score analyses are expected to improve on at least some of these problems. We aimed to systematically review all propensity score analyses comparing off- and on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting...
  11. ncbi request reprint "The fouled player should not take the penalty himself": an empirical investigation of an old German football myth
    Oliver Kuss
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Informatics, University of Halle Wittenberg, Halle Saale, Germany
    J Sports Sci 25:963-7. 2007
    ..Our findings reveal some important predictors for self-taking but, somewhat surprisingly, neither self-taking nor any of the potential confounders predicts scoring a penalty kick...
  12. ncbi request reprint An exact test for meta-analysis with binary endpoints
    O Kuss
    Institut für Medizinische Epidemiologie, Biometrie und Informatik, Martin Luther Universitat Halle Wittenberg, Magdeburger Str 27, 06097 Halle Saale, Germany
    Methods Inf Med 46:662-8. 2007
    ..We reintroduce an exact Mantel-Haenszel (MH) procedure for meta-analysis with binary endpoints which is expected to work especially well in sparse data, e.g., in meta-analyses of safety or adverse events...
  13. ncbi request reprint Time domain parameters can be estimated with less statistical error than frequency domain parameters in the analysis of heart rate variability
    Oliver Kuss
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Informatics, Medical Faculty, University of Halle Wittenberg, Halle, Saale, Germany
    J Electrocardiol 41:287-91. 2008
    ..It is frequently ignored that estimation of frequency-domain parameters is a 2-step procedure where statistical error from the first step (spectral estimation) is neglected in subsequent analyses...
  14. ncbi request reprint Model-based clustering of binary longitudinal atopic dermatitis disease histories by latent class mixture models
    Oliver Kuss
    Institut of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Informatics, University of Halle Wittenberg, Germany
    Biom J 48:105-16. 2006
    ..We feel that the Latent class mixture model is a valuable tool for assessing the course of atopic dermatitis, yielding a wealth of communicable and graphically displayable results...
  15. ncbi request reprint A relative survival model for clustered responses
    Oliver Kuss
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Informatics, University of Halle Wittenberg, Magdeburger Str 8, 06097 Halle Saale, Germany
    Biom J 50:408-18. 2008
    ..The method is motivated and demonstrated by a data set from the HALLUCA study, an epidemiological study which investigated provision of medical care to lung cancer patients in the region of Halle in the eastern part of Germany...
  16. doi request reprint Do higher-risk patients benefit from off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting? Evidence from an ecologic analysis of randomized trials
    Oliver Kuss
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Halle Wittenberg, Halle Saale, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 142:e117-22. 2011
    ..However, analyses from several registries give different results. A common shortcoming of all those analyses is the fact that they concentrate on evidence from nonrandomized trials...
  17. doi request reprint Treatments effects from randomized trials and propensity score analyses were similar in similar populations in an example from cardiac surgery
    O Kuss
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Halle Wittenberg, 06097 Halle Saale, Germany
    J Clin Epidemiol 64:1076-84. 2011
    ..We aimed for a comparison of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and propensity score (PS) analyses in similar populations...
  18. ncbi request reprint Global goodness-of-fit tests in logistic regression with sparse data
    Oliver Kuss
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Informatics, University of Halle Wittenberg, 06097 Halle Saale, Germany
    Stat Med 21:3789-801. 2002
    ..We illustrate the various tests with an example from dermatology on occupational hand eczema in hairdressers...
  19. ncbi request reprint [Proper handling of correlated data in rehabilitation research]
    O Kuss
    Institut für Medizinische Epidemiologie, Biometrie und Informatik der Martin Luther Universität Halle Wittenberg
    Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 44:367-72. 2005
    ..We conclude that among these, the Mixed Models approach is the method of choice because it allows flexible modelling of correlation structure and is, meanwhile, also available in standard statistical software packages...
  20. doi request reprint Longevity of soccer players: an investigation of all German internationals from 1908 to 2006
    O Kuss
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Informatics, University of Halle Wittenberg, Halle Saale, Germany
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 21:e260-5. 2011
    ..Reasons for this might be poorer medical care in former times, internationals being killed in action during World War II, and a changing distribution of causes of death during the 20th century...
  21. doi request reprint Validation of the German Diabetes Risk Score within a population-based representative cohort
    S Hartwig
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Informatics, Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Halle Saale, Germany
    Diabet Med 30:1047-53. 2013
    ..To validate the German Diabetes Risk Score within the population-based cohort of the Cardiovascular Disease - Living and Ageing in Halle (CARLA) study...
  22. doi request reprint Reduction of chemotherapy-induced anorexia, nausea, and emesis through a structured nursing intervention: a cluster-randomized multicenter trial
    Patrick Jahn
    Institute for Health and Nursing Science, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Magdeburger Strasse 8, 06097, Halle, Germany
    Support Care Cancer 17:1543-52. 2009
    ..The purpose of this present study was to evaluate Self-care Improvement through Oncology Nursing (SCION) program to reduce distressing anorexia, nausea, and emesis (ANE) in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy...
  23. doi request reprint Incorporating indocyanin green clearance into the Model for End Stage Liver Disease (MELD-ICG) improves prognostic accuracy in intermediate to advanced cirrhosis
    Alexander Zipprich
    Department of Internal Medicine I, Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Ernst Grube Strasse 40, Halle Saale, Germany
    Gut 59:963-8. 2010
    ..However, other complications of cirrhosis are not reflected. This study investigates whether quantitative liver function tests predict survival and increase prognostic accuracy of the MELD...
  24. doi request reprint Nationwide rates of conversion from laparoscopic or vaginal hysterectomy to open abdominal hysterectomy in Germany
    Andreas Stang
    Institut für Klinische Epidemiologie, Medizinische Fakultat, Martin Luther Universitat Halle Wittenberg, Magdeburger Str 8, 06097 Halle Saale, Germany
    Eur J Epidemiol 26:125-33. 2011
    ..Conversion from laparoscopically or vaginal hysterectomy to open abdominal hysterectomy is associated with the indication and type of hysterectomy started with and is considerably higher for laparoscopic than vaginal hysterectomies...
  25. doi request reprint The ongoing tyranny of statistical significance testing in biomedical research
    Andreas Stang
    Institut für Klinische Epidemiologie, Medizinische Fakultat, Martin Luther Universitat Halle Wittenberg, Magdeburger Str 8, 06097, Halle Saale, Germany
    Eur J Epidemiol 25:225-30. 2010
    ..For a proper interpretation of study results, both estimated effect size and estimated precision are necessary ingredients...
  26. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular diseases, risk factors and short-term heart rate variability in an elderly general population: the CARLA study 2002-2006
    Karin Halina Greiser
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Informatics, Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Halle, Saale, Germany
    Eur J Epidemiol 24:123-42. 2009
    ..There are conflicting results and a lack of population-based data regarding the association of HRV with CVD risk factors and its potential role as independent cause or mediator of CVD risk...
  27. ncbi request reprint Survival of patients in clinical stages I-IIIb of non-small-cell lung cancer treated with radiation therapy alone. Results of a population-based study in Southern Saxony-Anhalt
    Anja Bollmann
    Clinical Cancer Registry, Martin Luther University of Halle Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
    Strahlenther Onkol 180:488-96. 2004
    ..The authors analyzed survival experience depending on several prognostic factors from a population-based cancer registry and compared this to survival data from the literature...
  28. ncbi request reprint Age-dependent depression in circulating endothelial progenitor cells in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting
    Robert J Scheubel
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Institute of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Informatics, Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Halle Saale, Germany
    J Am Coll Cardiol 42:2073-80. 2003
    ..The effect of patient age on circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and their mobilization during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) was assessed...
  29. doi request reprint A longitudinal study of learning potential and rehabilitation outcome in schizophrenia
    Stefan Watzke
    Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, and Psychosomatics, Martin Luther University of Halle Wittenberg, Halle Saale, Germany
    Psychiatr Serv 59:248-55. 2008
    ..The study examined whether a measure of learning potential is prospectively related to the success of a vocational rehabilitation program for patients with severe mental illness in Germany...
  30. ncbi request reprint Induction of endotoxin tolerance improves lung function after warm ischemia in dogs
    Ivar Friedrich
    Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Institute of Epidemiology, Biometrics and Informatics, Martin Luther University, Ernst Grube Strasse 40, 06097 Halle, Germany
    Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 284:L224-31. 2003
    ..0 +/- 1.2 vs. 8.3 +/- 1.0 ml/0.1 kPa), and the wet-to-dry ratio (9.4 +/- 0.8 vs. 16.7 +/- 1.2). After 3 h of warm ischemia and 8 h of reperfusion, pulmonary function and lung water content improved in the endotoxin-tolerant group...
  31. ncbi request reprint Ignoring lack of association of heart rate variability with cardiovascular disease and risk factors Response to the manuscript "The relationship of autonomic imbalance, heart rate variability cardiovascular disease risk factors" by Julian F. Thayer, Shelb
    A Kluttig
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Informatics, University of Halle Wittenberg, Halle Saale, Germany
    Int J Cardiol 145:375-6. 2010
    ..We therefore critically discuss the review of Thayer et al. concerning the relationship between autonomic imbalance, heart rate variability and cardiovascular disease risk factors...
  32. ncbi request reprint Regulation of cytokine synthesis in cardiac surgery: Role of extracorporeal circuit and humoral mediators in vivo and in vitro
    J Borgermann
    Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Department of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, Ernst Grube Str 40, 06120, Halle, Germany
    Inflamm Res 56:126-32. 2007
    ..This study compares in vivo data with results from an extracorporeal circulation (ECC) model, distinguishing direct effects on cytokine synthesis from regulatory mechanisms...
  33. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of treatment need for temporomandibular disorders in adult nonpatients
    M Ameer Al-Jundi
    Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Halle Saale, Germany
    J Orofac Pain 22:97-107. 2008
    ..To determine the prevalence of treatment need for temporomandibular disorders in adult populations by meta-analysis of nonpatient studies and to investigate factors influencing temporomandibular disorder treatment-need estimates...
  34. ncbi request reprint Elevated plasma concentrations of the endogenous nitric oxide synthase inhibitor asymmetric dimethylarginine predict adverse events in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery
    Renke Maas
    University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Hamburg, Germany
    Crit Care Med 35:1876-81. 2007
    ..We aimed to investigate elevated plasma ADMA concentrations as a prospective risk marker for adverse events in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery...
  35. ncbi request reprint Cluster-crossover design: a method for limiting clusters level effect in community-intervention studies
    Jean Jacques Parienti
    Department of Biostatistics and Clinical Research, Côte de Nacre University of Medicine, 14033 Caen, France
    Contemp Clin Trials 28:316-23. 2007
    ..Original data from two published field studies of hospital infection control based on this design are used here to illustrate the impact of different statistical models on the interpretation of the results...
  36. ncbi request reprint Estimating adjusted NNT measures in logistic regression analysis
    Ralf Bender
    Department of Medical Biometry, Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care IQWiG, Cologne, Germany
    Stat Med 26:5586-95. 2007
    ..The proposed method is illustrated by application to data of a cohort study investigating the effect of smoking on coronary heart disease...
  37. pmc Impact of preventive strategies on trend of occupational skin disease in hairdressers: population based register study
    Heinrich Dickel
    Centre of Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, Department of Clinical Social Medicine, University Hospital of Heidelberg, D 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMJ 324:1422-3. 2002
  38. doi request reprint Meta-analyses with rare events should use adequate methods
    Oliver Kuss
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 136:241. 2008
  39. ncbi request reprint Confidence intervals for adjusted NNEs: a simulation study
    Ralf Bender
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:205-6. 2003
  40. ncbi request reprint Prognoses from the logistic EuroSCORE are statistical estimates that require confidence intervals
    Oliver Kuss
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 27:1129; author reply 1129-32. 2005
  41. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary blood flow is inhomogeneously reduced after Euro Collins-preservation and lung transplantation
    Matthias Brinkmann
    Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Essen, Germany
    Ann Thorac Surg 73:226-32. 2002
    ..The aim of our study was to determine the regional flow characteristics in transplanted and native dog lungs after 24 hours of cold storage and preservation with Euro Collins-solution...
  42. ncbi request reprint Endothelial Protection, AT1 blockade and Cholesterol-Dependent Oxidative Stress: the EPAS trial
    Henning Morawietz
    Department of Vascular Endothelium and Microcirculation, Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus, University of Technology Dresden, Fetscherstr 74, D 01307 Dresden, Germany
    Circulation 114:I296-301. 2006
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Importance of irritant contact dermatitis in occupational skin disease
    Heinrich Dickel
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Center of Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Am J Clin Dermatol 3:283-9. 2002
    ..Irritant contact dermatitis (ICD), provoked by work materials or workflows, is believed to be a frequent cause of occupational skin disease (OSD). Data of incidence rates of ICD within different occupations are inadequate...