Heiko Becher

Summary

Affiliation: University of Heidelberg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Intensity and inhalation of smoking in the aetiology of laryngeal cancer
    Heribert Ramroth
    Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:976-84. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Analysing covariates with spike at zero: a modified FP procedure and conceptual issues
    Heiko Becher
    Institute of Public Health, Medical Faculty, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Biom J 54:686-700. 2012
  3. pmc Process and effects of a community intervention on malaria in rural Burkina Faso: randomized controlled trial
    Bocar Kouyate
    Centre de Recherche en Santé de Nouna, Nouna, Burkina Faso, Africa
    Malar J 7:50. 2008
  4. pmc Risk factors of infant and child mortality in rural Burkina Faso
    Heiko Becher
    University of Heidelberg, Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Bull World Health Organ 82:265-73. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Occupation, exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and laryngeal cancer risk
    Heiko Becher
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Cancer 116:451-7. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Reproductive factors and familial predisposition for breast cancer by age 50 years. A case-control-family study for assessing main effects and possible gene-environment interaction
    Heiko Becher
    University of Heidelberg, Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Epidemiol 32:38-48. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Patterns of malaria: cause-specific and all-cause mortality in a malaria-endemic area of west Africa
    Heiko Becher
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, Heidelberg, Germany
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 78:106-13. 2008
  8. pmc Pattern of cause-specific childhood mortality in a malaria endemic area of Burkina Faso
    Gaël P Hammer
    Department of Epidemiology, Institute for Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Malar J 5:47. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Laryngeal cancer risk in Caucasians is associated with alcohol and tobacco consumption but not modified by genetic polymorphisms in class I alcohol dehydrogenases ADH1B and ADH1C, and glutathione-S-transferases GSTM1 and GSTT1
    Angela Risch
    Division of Toxicology and Cancer Risk Factors German Cancer Research Center DKFZ, Heidelberg, Germany
    Pharmacogenetics 13:225-30. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Long-term effects of malaria prevention with insecticide-treated mosquito nets on morbidity and mortality in African children: randomised controlled trial
    Valérie R Louis
    Institute of Public Health, Ruprecht Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany
    Trop Med Int Health 17:733-41. 2012

Detail Information

Publications74

  1. pmc Intensity and inhalation of smoking in the aetiology of laryngeal cancer
    Heribert Ramroth
    Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:976-84. 2011
    ..Changing inhalation habits might be considered as a first step to reducing the risk of developing laryngeal cancer. However, the best way to effectively reduce laryngeal cancer risk is to quit smoking...
  2. ncbi request reprint Analysing covariates with spike at zero: a modified FP procedure and conceptual issues
    Heiko Becher
    Institute of Public Health, Medical Faculty, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Biom J 54:686-700. 2012
    ..Further, we check the performance of the procedure in a simulation study and compare it to the previously suggested method, and finally we illustrate the procedures with data from a case-control study on breast cancer...
  3. pmc Process and effects of a community intervention on malaria in rural Burkina Faso: randomized controlled trial
    Bocar Kouyate
    Centre de Recherche en Santé de Nouna, Nouna, Burkina Faso, Africa
    Malar J 7:50. 2008
    ..Home treatment through mothers of febrile children supported by mother groups and local health workers has the potential to reduce malaria morbidity and mortality...
  4. pmc Risk factors of infant and child mortality in rural Burkina Faso
    Heiko Becher
    University of Heidelberg, Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Bull World Health Organ 82:265-73. 2004
    ..The aim of the study was to quantify the effect of risk factors for childhood mortality in a typical rural setting in sub-Saharan Africa...
  5. ncbi request reprint Occupation, exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and laryngeal cancer risk
    Heiko Becher
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Cancer 116:451-7. 2005
    ..Our study contributes to classifying polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons as a risk factor for laryngeal cancer...
  6. ncbi request reprint Reproductive factors and familial predisposition for breast cancer by age 50 years. A case-control-family study for assessing main effects and possible gene-environment interaction
    Heiko Becher
    University of Heidelberg, Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Epidemiol 32:38-48. 2003
    ..The effect of environmental/lifestyle factors on breast cancer risk may be modified by genetic predisposition...
  7. ncbi request reprint Patterns of malaria: cause-specific and all-cause mortality in a malaria-endemic area of west Africa
    Heiko Becher
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, Heidelberg, Germany
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 78:106-13. 2008
    ..It is well described parametrically with a sinusoidal function. In adults, the highest all-cause mortality rates were observed in the dry season. Here, HIV/AIDS has become a leading cause of mortality...
  8. pmc Pattern of cause-specific childhood mortality in a malaria endemic area of Burkina Faso
    Gaël P Hammer
    Department of Epidemiology, Institute for Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Malar J 5:47. 2006
    ..Demographic surveillance systems (DSS) implementing the verbal autopsy (VA) method are the only possibility to observe cause-specific mortality of a population on a longitudinal basis in many countries...
  9. ncbi request reprint Laryngeal cancer risk in Caucasians is associated with alcohol and tobacco consumption but not modified by genetic polymorphisms in class I alcohol dehydrogenases ADH1B and ADH1C, and glutathione-S-transferases GSTM1 and GSTT1
    Angela Risch
    Division of Toxicology and Cancer Risk Factors German Cancer Research Center DKFZ, Heidelberg, Germany
    Pharmacogenetics 13:225-30. 2003
    ..As part of the Rhein-Neckar Larynx-case-control study, this study investigated the potential risk-modifying effect of genetic polymorphisms in enzymes involved in ethanol and tobacco carcinogen metabolism for laryngeal cancer in Germany...
  10. ncbi request reprint Long-term effects of malaria prevention with insecticide-treated mosquito nets on morbidity and mortality in African children: randomised controlled trial
    Valérie R Louis
    Institute of Public Health, Ruprecht Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany
    Trop Med Int Health 17:733-41. 2012
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  11. pmc Effects of insecticide-treated bednets during early infancy in an African area of intense malaria transmission: a randomized controlled trial
    Olaf Müller
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Bull World Health Organ 84:120-6. 2006
    ..To clarify this issue, we did a randomized controlled trial to assess the long-term effects of bednet protection during early infancy...
  12. pmc Distribution systems of insecticide-treated bed nets for malaria control in rural Burkina Faso: cluster-randomized controlled trial
    Olaf Müller
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    PLoS ONE 3:e3182. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of free ITN distribution through antenatal care services in addition to an ITN social marketing programme in an area typical for rural SSA...
  13. ncbi request reprint Using penalized splines to model age- and season-of-birth-dependent effects of childhood mortality risk factors in rural Burkina Faso
    Heiko Becher
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Biom J 51:110-22. 2009
    ..Ethnicity is more related to death at early age, as well as age of mother. The effect of the risk factors considered also appear to be related with season of birth...
  14. doi request reprint Cause of death distribution with InterVA and physician coding in a rural area of Burkina Faso
    Heribert Ramroth
    Institute of Public Health, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Trop Med Int Health 17:904-13. 2012
    ..To compare the cause of death distribution using the Physician Coded Verbal Autopsy approach versus the Interpreting Verbal Autopsy model, based on information from a French verbal autopsy questionnaire, in rural north-western Burkina Faso...
  15. pmc Prostate cancer in Germany among migrants from the Former Soviet Union
    Volker Winkler
    University Hospital Heidelberg, Institute of Public Health, Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Heidelberg, Germany
    Glob Health Action 5:9135. 2012
    ..We investigate prostate cancer in Gernmany among migrants from the Former Soviet Union (FSU) and compare them to indigenous German population with regard to prostate cancer incidence, mortality and longitudinal effects...
  16. ncbi request reprint Multiple pregnancy in rural Burkina Faso: frequency, survival, and use of health services
    Albrecht Jahn
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Ruprecht Karls Universitat Heidelberg, Germany
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 85:26-32. 2006
    ..To assess the birth of twins in rural Burkina Faso with respect to prevalence, mortality, and provision of obstetric care...
  17. ncbi request reprint Mortality from external causes among ethnic German immigrants from former Soviet Union countries, in Germany
    Catherine Kyobutungi
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Eur J Public Health 16:376-82. 2006
    ..We investigated whether ethnic German immigrants from the former Soviet Union had increased mortality from external causes compared to native Germans...
  18. ncbi request reprint Season of death and birth predict patterns of mortality in Burkina Faso
    Gisela Kynast-Wolf
    University of Heidelberg, Germany, Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Epidemiol 35:427-35. 2006
    ..Mortality in developing countries has multiple causes. Some of these causes are linked to climatic conditions that differ over the year. Data on season-specific mortality are sparse...
  19. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for childhood mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. A comparison of data from a Demographic and Health Survey and from a Demographic Surveillance System
    Gaël P Hammer
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Acta Trop 98:212-8. 2006
    ..While most analyses so far determined levels of risk factors, this analysis focuses on the effects of those risk factors...
  20. ncbi request reprint Mortality from cancer among ethnic German immigrants from the Former Soviet Union, in Germany
    Catherine Kyobutungi
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Eur J Cancer 42:2577-84. 2006
    ..Compared to the Russian Federation, Aussiedler had lower all-cancer mortality; males had similar mortality from lung cancers. Better health care in Germany could have resulted in reduced mortality from certain cancers among Aussiedler...
  21. ncbi request reprint Exposure to cement dust, related occupational groups and laryngeal cancer risk: results of a population based case-control study
    Andreas Dietz
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 400, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Cancer 108:907-11. 2004
    ..We conclude that there is good evidence for cement dust exposure acting as a tobacco, alcohol and asbestos independent risk factor for laryngeal carcinoma. Our study gives a base for further toxicologic investigations on this topic...
  22. doi request reprint Laryngeal cancer risk associated with smoking and alcohol consumption is modified by genetic polymorphisms in ERCC5, ERCC6 and RAD23B but not by polymorphisms in five other nucleotide excision repair genes
    Rashda Abbasi
    Division of Epigenomics and Cancer Risk Factors, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Cancer 125:1431-9. 2009
    ..1-fold. SNPs in the other genes did not show a significant association with laryngeal cancer risk. We conclude that common genetic variations in NER genes can significantly modify laryngeal cancer risk...
  23. doi request reprint Seasonal patterns of cardiovascular disease mortality of adults in Burkina Faso, West Africa
    Gisela Kynast-Wolf
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Trop Med Int Health 15:1082-9. 2010
    ..To evaluate seasonal patterns of cardiovascular death in adults, which are possibly influenced by hot and dry climate, in a rural setting of Burkina Faso...
  24. doi request reprint ITN protection, MSP1 antibody levels and malaria episodes in young children of rural Burkina Faso
    Gisela Kynast-Wolf
    Institute of Public Health, Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg, Germany
    Acta Trop 123:117-22. 2012
    ..The study provides no evidence for antibodies against a subunit of MSP1 being protective against new malaria episodes in infants...
  25. pmc Comparison of all-cause and malaria-specific mortality from two West African countries with different malaria transmission patterns
    Robert P Ndugwa
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Malar J 7:15. 2008
    ..All-cause and malaria-specific mortality rates for children under-five years old in a mesoendemic malaria area (The Gambia) were compared with those from a hyper/holoendemic area (Burkina Faso)...
  26. pmc All-cause and cardiovascular mortality among ethnic German immigrants from the Former Soviet Union: a cohort study
    Ulrich Ronellenfitsch
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University Hospital of Heidelberg, INF 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Public Health 6:16. 2006
    ..Because of high overall and CVD mortality in the FSU and low socio-economic status of Aussiedler in Germany, we hypothesize that their mortality is higher...
  27. ncbi request reprint Apparent bias for P. falciparum parasites carrying the wild-type pfcrt allele in the placenta
    Nadja Oster
    Hygiene Institut, Abteilung Parasitologie, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120, Heidelberg, Germany
    Parasitol Res 106:1065-70. 2010
    ..falciparum populations...
  28. doi request reprint The effect of distance to health-care facilities on childhood mortality in rural Burkina Faso
    Anja Schoeps
    Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 173:492-8. 2011
    ..The findings of this study emphasize the importance of geographic accessibility of health care for child survival in sub-Saharan Africa and demonstrate the need to improve health-care access to achieve the Millennium Development Goals...
  29. doi request reprint Cancer profile of migrants from the Former Soviet Union in Germany: incidence and mortality
    Volker Winkler
    Institute of Public Health, Unit Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University Hospital Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Cancer Causes Control 20:1873-9. 2009
    ..Results confirm that FSU-migrants suffer from cancers, which may be prevented by prevention programs. Furthermore, we cannot conclude a different health-seeking behavior compared to Germans...
  30. pmc Noncommunicable disease mortality and life expectancy in immigrants to Israel from the former Soviet Union: country of origin compared with host country
    Jördis Jennifer Ott
    Institute of Hygiene, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Bull World Health Organ 87:20-9. 2009
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Occupational wood dust exposure and the risk of laryngeal cancer: a population based case-control study in Germany
    Heribert Ramroth
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Am J Ind Med 51:648-55. 2008
    ..To investigate the effect of exposure to wood dust on the risk of laryngeal cancer...
  32. ncbi request reprint Patterns of adult and old-age mortality in rural Burkina Faso
    Osman A Sankoh
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg Medical School, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    J Public Health Med 25:372-6. 2003
    ..A seasonal trend in mortality for older people with a peak in February was identified. The study shows that malaria is an important cause of death in adulthood...
  33. doi request reprint Immunization coverage in young children: a study nested into a health and demographic surveillance system in Burkina Faso
    Nobila Ouédraogo
    Institute of Public Health, Medical School, Ruprecht Karls University, 69120, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Trop Pediatr 59:187-94. 2013
    ..Vaccination coverage is usually measured using administrative data or surveys, both having a number of methodological problems...
  34. pmc Declining malaria parasite prevalence and trends of asymptomatic parasitaemia in a seasonal transmission setting in North-Western Burkina Faso between 2000 and 2009-2012
    Carolin Geiger
    Department for Infectious Diseases, Parasitology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, Heidelberg 69120, Germany
    Malar J 12:27. 2013
    ..The aim was also to compare frequency of asymptomatic parasitaemia between wet and dry season by parasite density status and age group...
  35. ncbi request reprint The association between protein-energy malnutrition, malaria morbidity and all-cause mortality in West African children
    Olaf Müller
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Ruprecht Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany
    Trop Med Int Health 8:507-11. 2003
    ..There was no association between PEM and malaria morbidity, but malnourished children had a more than two-fold higher risk of dying than non-malnourished children...
  36. doi request reprint Occupational asbestos exposure as a risk factor for laryngeal carcinoma in a population-based case-control study from Germany
    Heribert Ramroth
    Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Am J Ind Med 54:510-4. 2011
    ..As several studies have identified asbestos exposure as an independent occupational risk factor for laryngeal cancer, the aim of our study was to confirm this association...
  37. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in breast cancer survival in women under age 60
    Malabika Sarker
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, INF 324, 69120, Heidelberg, Germany
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 106:135-41. 2007
    ..There is a known difference in breast cancer survival between races in the US for which several factors such as social, lifestyle and genetic factors may be relevant...
  38. pmc Occupation and educational inequalities in laryngeal cancer: the use of a job index
    Irene Santi
    Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Public Health 13:1080. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of occupation using different occupational indices, differentiating between physical, psycho-social and toxic exposures and trying to summarize the occupational burden into one variable...
  39. pmc Exploring the role narrative free-text plays in discrepancies between physician coding and the InterVA regarding determination of malaria as cause of death, in a malaria holo-endemic region
    Johanna C Rankin
    Institute of Public Health, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Malar J 11:51. 2012
    ....
  40. pmc Chronic disease mortality associated with infectious agents: a comparative cohort study of migrants from the Former Soviet Union in Israel and Germany
    Jördis J Ott
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Medical Faculty of University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Public Health 8:110. 2008
    ..This study investigates mortality related to infectious diseases with a specific focus on cancers of possibly infectious origin in voluntary migrants from the Former Soviet Union residing in Israel and in Germany...
  41. doi request reprint Effects of residential changes and time patterns on external-cause mortality in migrants: results of a German cohort study
    Jördis Jennifer Ott
    University of Heidelberg, Institute of Hygiene, Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Heidelberg, Germany
    Scand J Public Health 36:524-31. 2008
    ..Number of residential changes after migration and time period between residential change and death are analysed as predictors for suicide and other causes of mortality...
  42. doi request reprint Environmental tobacco smoke and laryngeal cancer: results from a population-based case-control study
    Heribert Ramroth
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 265:1367-71. 2008
    ..Our findings are in line with the hypothesis that ETS increases the risk of laryngeal cancer. Meta-analyses based on subgroups of nonsmokers from earlier studies are warranted to confirm our findings...
  43. pmc Understanding enrolment in community health insurance in sub-Saharan Africa: a population-based case-control study in rural Burkina Faso
    Manuela De Allegri
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Bull World Health Organ 84:852-8. 2006
    ..To identify factors associated with decision to enrol in a community health insurance (CHI) scheme...
  44. pmc Drug utilization patterns and reported health status in ethnic German migrants (Aussiedler) in Germany: a cross-sectional study
    Anna Volodina
    Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Public Health 11:509. 2011
    ..The objective of this study is to investigate drug consumption patterns of ethnic German migrants (Aussiedler) and their current health status...
  45. ncbi request reprint Factors predicting survival after diagnosis of laryngeal cancer
    Heribert Ramroth
    Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Oral Oncol 47:1154-8. 2011
    ..For future research it would be desirable to study the effect of treatment on quality of life in multivariate analysis as well as other modifiable risk factors as smoking and drinking reduction or cessation after diagnosis...
  46. pmc Time trends in cardiovascular disease mortality in Russia and Germany from 1980 to 2007 - are there migration effects?
    Andreas Deckert
    Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, INF 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Public Health 10:488. 2010
    ..We examined to what degree the migration of large subgroups influenced national CVD mortality rates...
  47. doi request reprint Predicting lung cancer deaths from smoking prevalence data
    Volker Winkler
    Institute of Public Health, Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Lung Cancer 74:170-7. 2011
    ..If Ethiopian lung cancer mortality rates in never-smokers and smoking relative risks are the same as in industrialised countries, our models suggests that WHO lung cancer deaths may be underestimated in Ethiopia...
  48. ncbi request reprint Malaria in a holoendemic area of Burkina Faso: a cross-sectional study
    August Stich
    Hygiene Institut, Abteilung Parasitologie, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120, Heidelberg, Germany
    Parasitol Res 98:596-9. 2006
    ..However, the symptom of splenomegaly did show a highly significant association with infection by multiple species of Plasmodium...
  49. ncbi request reprint Malaria morbidity, treatment-seeking behaviour, and mortality in a cohort of young children in rural Burkina Faso
    Olaf Müller
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health of the Ruprecht Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany
    Trop Med Int Health 8:290-6. 2003
    ..To describe the pattern of fever-associated morbidity, treatment-seeking behaviour for fever episodes, and cause-specific mortality in young children of a malaria-holoendemic area in rural Burkina Faso...
  50. ncbi request reprint To what degree is the association between educational inequality and laryngeal cancer explained by smoking, alcohol consumption, and occupational exposure?
    Irene Santi
    Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Scand J Work Environ Health 40:315-22. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to measure the extent to which the association between socioeconomic status and laryngeal cancer among males is mediated by smoking, alcohol consumption, and occupational exposure...
  51. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of six different viruses among pregnant women and blood donors in rural and urban Burkina Faso: A comparative analysis
    Ellen Collenberg
    Abteilung Virologie, Universitaetsklinikum Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Med Virol 78:683-92. 2006
    ..3%) than in urban (36.5%) Burkina Faso...
  52. ncbi request reprint Periodontal disease as a risk factor for ischemic stroke
    Armin J Grau
    Department of Neurology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Stroke 35:496-501. 2004
    ..Chronic infectious diseases may increase the risk of stroke. We investigated whether periodontal disease, including periodontitis and gingivitis, is a risk factor for cerebral ischemia...
  53. doi request reprint Effects of tumour stage, comorbidity and therapy on survival of laryngeal cancer patients: a systematic review and a meta-analysis
    Elisabeth Rudolph
    Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120, Heidelberg, Germany
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 268:165-79. 2011
    ..7-64.7%). Different study aims and patient selection criteria prohibit general conclusions. However, this review may provide an actual picture of the complexity of factors influencing the survival of laryngeal cancer patients...
  54. ncbi request reprint Widening disparity in survival between white and African-American patients with breast carcinoma treated in the U. S. Department of Defense Healthcare system
    Ismail Jatoi
    Department of Surgery, U S Army Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
    Cancer 98:894-9. 2003
    ..To examine this issue further, the authors compared trends in survival among white and African-American women diagnosed with breast carcinoma in the U. S. Department of Defense (DoD), an equal access healthcare system...
  55. doi request reprint Reliability of coding causes of death with ICD-10 in Germany
    Volker Winkler
    Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Public Health 55:43-8. 2010
    ..This study investigates the reliability of national ICD-10 coding practice by assessing agreement of two official coding offices in Germany...
  56. ncbi request reprint Large-scale, population-based epidemiological studies with record linkage can be done in Germany
    Ulrich Ronellenfitsch
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Eur J Epidemiol 19:1073-4. 2004
    ..Using the example of a large retrospective cohort study among migrants, we show that this method is also feasible in Germany, a country without central registries and unique identification numbers for citizens...
  57. ncbi request reprint Reduced poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation in lymphocytes of laryngeal cancer patients: results of a case-control study
    Nahid Rajaee-Behbahani
    Division of Toxicology and Cancer Risk Factors, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Cancer 98:780-4. 2002
    ..Our results suggest that a reduced capacity of somatic cells to synthesize poly(ADP-ribose) might be associated with an increased risk for laryngeal cancer. The underlying mechanism remains to be investigated...
  58. doi request reprint Stomach cancer mortality in two large cohorts of migrants from the Former Soviet Union to Israel and Germany: are there implications for prevention?
    Ulrich Ronellenfitsch
    Department of Surgery, University Medicine Mannheim, Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 21:409-16. 2009
    ..To apply pertinent measures effectively, high-risk groups need to be identified. With this aim, we assessed stomach cancer mortality among migrants from the Former Soviet Union (FSU), a high-risk area, to Germany and Israel...
  59. ncbi request reprint The association of gingivitis and periodontitis with ischemic stroke
    Christof E Dorfer
    Policlinic for Conservative Dentistry and Periodontology, University of Heidelberg Dental School, Germany
    J Clin Periodontol 31:396-401. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the associations of different periodontal parameters with cerebral ischemia...
  60. doi request reprint Cancer incidence in ethnic German migrants from the Former Soviet Union in comparison to the host population
    Volker Winkler
    University Hospital Heidelberg, Institute of Public Health, Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany Electronic address
    Cancer Epidemiol 38:22-7. 2014
    ..To investigate cancer incidence patterns among ethnic German migrants (Aussiedler) from the Former Soviet Union, a large migrant group in Germany, in comparison to autochthonous Saarland population over a 20 year observation period...
  61. pmc Risk factors for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases among ethnic Germans from the former Soviet Union: results of a nested case-control study
    Ema Kuhrs
    Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, Heidelberg 69120, Germany
    BMC Public Health 12:190. 2012
    ..In a recent retrospective cohort study it was unexpectedly found that CVD mortality is lower among "Aussiedler" (ethnic Germans from the former Soviet Union) compared to the German population...
  62. doi request reprint Myocardial infarction incidence and ischemic heart disease mortality: overall and trend results in repatriates, Germany
    Andreas Deckert
    1 Institute of Public Health, Division Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Eur J Public Health 24:127-33. 2014
    ..However, former studies showed a significantly lower CVD mortality of German repatriates from the Former Soviet Union compared with the German population...
  63. pmc Transmission dynamics of pulmonary tuberculosis between autochthonous and immigrant sub-populations
    Judit Barniol
    Section Clinical Tropical Medicine, Department for Infectious Diseases, University Hospital Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 9:197. 2009
    ..Besides, we assessed transmission in relation to social mixing using an innovative tool that measures the integration of immigrants into the local social environment...
  64. ncbi request reprint Response in individuals with and without foreign background and application to the National Cohort in Germany: which factors have an effect?
    Volker Winkler
    Institut für Public Health, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Public Health 59:555-63. 2014
    ..Response rates in epidemiologic studies vary widely. This study examines response rates of potential study participants according to foreign versus German background and investigates effects of recruitment strategies...
  65. ncbi request reprint Malnutrition, zinc deficiency, and malaria in Africa
    Olaf Müller
    Lancet 369:2155-6; author reply 2156-7. 2007
  66. ncbi request reprint Sex-specific responses to zinc supplementation in Nouna, Burkina Faso
    Michel Garenne
    IRD and Institut Pasteur, Unité d Epidémiologie des Maladies Emergentes, Paris, France
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 44:619-28. 2007
    ..Children received either a 12.5-mg zinc sulfate tablet or a placebo every day for about 6 months. Outcomes were morbidity, nutritional status, and mortality...
  67. ncbi request reprint Intron 3 16 bp duplication polymorphism of p53 is associated with an increased risk for breast cancer by the age of 50 years
    Shan Wang-Gohrke
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Molecular Biology Laboratory, University of Ulm, Germany
    Pharmacogenetics 12:269-72. 2002
    ..Our data suggest that inheritance of an intronic polymorphism in the p53 gene increases breast cancer risk appreciably in women by the age of 50 years with a family history of breast cancer in the German population...
  68. ncbi request reprint Improving malaria mortality estimates for rural Africa by adding further studies
    Robert Peter Ndugwa
    Int J Epidemiol 36:242-3; author reply 243-4. 2007
  69. ncbi request reprint Severe anaemia in west African children: malaria or malnutrition?
    Olaf Müller
    Lancet 361:86-7. 2003
  70. ncbi request reprint Malnutrition and childhood mortality in developing countries
    Olaf Müller
    Lancet 367:1978. 2006
  71. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting the incident juvenile bone tumors in an Austrian case-control study
    Rainer Frentzel-Beyme
    Bremen Institute for Prevention Research, Social Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Bremen, Linzer Strasse 8, D 28359 Bremen, Germany
    Cancer Detect Prev 28:159-69. 2004
    ..The factors may become relevant for preventive psychotherapy applied to susceptible persons for improvement of prognosis after surgical therapy in preventing recurrences...
  72. ncbi request reprint Methylene blue as an antimalarial agent
    R Heiner Schirmer
    Biochemistry Center, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg Germany
    Redox Rep 8:272-5. 2003
    ..A pilot study with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase-sufficient adult patients has been conducted recently...