M Blettner

Summary

Affiliation: University of Mainz
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Medical exposure to ionising radiation and the risk of brain tumours: Interphone study group, Germany
    Maria Blettner
    Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Obere Zahlbacher Strasse 69, 55131 Mainz, Germany
    Eur J Cancer 43:1990-8. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Knowledge about infection with human papillomavirus: a systematic review
    Stefanie J Klug
    Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Hospital of the University of Mainz, 55101 Mainz, Germany
    Prev Med 46:87-98. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Case-control study on risk factors for leukaemia and brain tumours in children under 5 years in Germany
    C Spix
    Universitätsmedizin Mainz, Deutsches Kinderkrebsregister, Mainz, Germany
    Klin Padiatr 221:362-8. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Case-control study on childhood cancer in the vicinity of nuclear power plants in Germany 1980-2003
    Claudia Spix
    German Childhood Cancer Registry, Institute for Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University Mainz, 55101 Mainz, Germany
    Eur J Cancer 44:275-84. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Cellular phones, cordless phones, and the risks of glioma and meningioma (Interphone Study Group, Germany)
    Joachim Schüz
    Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 163:512-20. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Strategy for long-term surveillance at the German Childhood Cancer Registry - an update
    D Grabow
    German Childhood Cancer Registry at Institute for Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
    Klin Padiatr 223:159-64. 2011
  7. doi request reprint [Comparison of ICD coding between mortality statistics and study-intern retrospective re-coding]
    S J Klug
    Institut fur Medizinische Biometrie, Epidemiologie und Informatik, Universitatsklinik Mainz, Mainz
    Gesundheitswesen 71:220-5. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Correlation between oral health and body mass index (BMI) in 2071 primary school pupils
    B Willershausen
    Department for Conservative Dentistry, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Augustusplatz 2, 55131 Mainz, Germany
    Eur J Med Res 12:295-9. 2007
  9. doi request reprint The cohort of long-term survivors at the German childhood cancer registry
    D Debling
    German Childhood Cancer Registry GCCR at the Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics IMBEI, University of Mainz, Germany
    Klin Padiatr 220:371-7. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint [Common study designs in epidemiology]
    S J Klug
    Institut fur Medizinische Biometrie, Epidemiologie und Informatik, Klinikum der Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 132:e45-7. 2007

Detail Information

Publications71

  1. ncbi request reprint Medical exposure to ionising radiation and the risk of brain tumours: Interphone study group, Germany
    Maria Blettner
    Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Obere Zahlbacher Strasse 69, 55131 Mainz, Germany
    Eur J Cancer 43:1990-8. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the association between medically or occupationally related exposure to ionising radiation and brain tumours...
  2. ncbi request reprint Knowledge about infection with human papillomavirus: a systematic review
    Stefanie J Klug
    Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Hospital of the University of Mainz, 55101 Mainz, Germany
    Prev Med 46:87-98. 2008
    ..The aim of this systematic literature review was to provide an overview of knowledge about HPV infection among the public, students, patients and health professionals...
  3. doi request reprint Case-control study on risk factors for leukaemia and brain tumours in children under 5 years in Germany
    C Spix
    Universitätsmedizin Mainz, Deutsches Kinderkrebsregister, Mainz, Germany
    Klin Padiatr 221:362-8. 2009
    ..We could reproduce some major associations reported in the literature (leukaemia: social contacts and high birth weight) but not others. Some observations may be reporting artefacts or self selection artefacts...
  4. ncbi request reprint Case-control study on childhood cancer in the vicinity of nuclear power plants in Germany 1980-2003
    Claudia Spix
    German Childhood Cancer Registry, Institute for Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University Mainz, 55101 Mainz, Germany
    Eur J Cancer 44:275-84. 2008
    ..They contrast with the lack of an effect observed or expected from other studies due to low doses from routine nuclear power plant operation...
  5. ncbi request reprint Cellular phones, cordless phones, and the risks of glioma and meningioma (Interphone Study Group, Germany)
    Joachim Schüz
    Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 163:512-20. 2006
    ..In conclusion, no overall increased risk of glioma or meningioma was observed among these cellular phone users; however, for long-term cellular phone users, results need to be confirmed before firm conclusions can be drawn...
  6. doi request reprint Strategy for long-term surveillance at the German Childhood Cancer Registry - an update
    D Grabow
    German Childhood Cancer Registry at Institute for Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
    Klin Padiatr 223:159-64. 2011
    ..g. completeness, response) of long-term surveillance in German paediatric oncology and haematology based on the structures implemented by the German Childhood Cancer Registry (GCCR)...
  7. doi request reprint [Comparison of ICD coding between mortality statistics and study-intern retrospective re-coding]
    S J Klug
    Institut fur Medizinische Biometrie, Epidemiologie und Informatik, Universitatsklinik Mainz, Mainz
    Gesundheitswesen 71:220-5. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to assess agreement between study-intern nosologist death certificate coding and official mortality statistics ICD codes...
  8. ncbi request reprint Correlation between oral health and body mass index (BMI) in 2071 primary school pupils
    B Willershausen
    Department for Conservative Dentistry, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Augustusplatz 2, 55131 Mainz, Germany
    Eur J Med Res 12:295-9. 2007
    ..The significant correlation between the BMI and caries frequency persisted even after adjustment to the age of the children...
  9. doi request reprint The cohort of long-term survivors at the German childhood cancer registry
    D Debling
    German Childhood Cancer Registry GCCR at the Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics IMBEI, University of Mainz, Germany
    Klin Padiatr 220:371-7. 2008
    ..A cohort of long-term survivors has been built up over the years. The characteristics of this LTS cohort and strategies for further improvement of LTS will be presented...
  10. ncbi request reprint [Common study designs in epidemiology]
    S J Klug
    Institut fur Medizinische Biometrie, Epidemiologie und Informatik, Klinikum der Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 132:e45-7. 2007
  11. doi request reprint [Registries for rare diseases. Compliance and data protection]
    K Pommerening
    Institut fur Medizinische Biometrie, Epidemiologie und Informatik der Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 51:491-9. 2008
    ..There are several ways to build registries and research networks conforming to the data protection rules...
  12. doi request reprint [Psycho-oncological aspects of malignant melanoma. A systematic review from 1990-2008]
    M E Beutel
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie, Universitätsmedizin Mainz, Untere Zahlbacher Str 8, 55131, Mainz
    Hautarzt 60:727-33. 2009
    ..Despite the increasing prevalence of malignant melanoma, psychosocial aspects have found little attention. A systematic review was conducted in order to identify psycho-oncological articles on patients with malignant melanoma...
  13. ncbi request reprint [Follow up of long-term survivors after childhood cancer in Germany]
    P Kaatsch
    Deutsches Kinderkrebsregister, Institut fur Medizinische Biometrie, Epidmiologie und Informatik, Universitat Mainz
    Klin Padiatr 217:169-75. 2005
    ..We will need to be able to stay in touch with as many former patients as possible in order to make a systematic and comprehensive long-term follow-up possible...
  14. doi request reprint [Cancer incidence rate after diagnostic X-ray exposure in 1976 - 2003 among patients of a university children's hospital]
    Gaël P Hammer
    Institut fur Medizinische Biometrie, Epidemiologie und Informatik IMBEI, Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz
    Rofo 182:404-14. 2010
    ..The cancer incidence rate in a cohort of 92,957 children diagnosed using X-rays in the years 1976 - 2003 in the radiology department of a large university clinic was studied...
  15. doi request reprint Mobile phone base stations and adverse health effects: phase 1 of a population-based, cross-sectional study in Germany
    M Blettner
    Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, D 55101 Mainz, Germany
    Occup Environ Med 66:118-23. 2009
    ..The aim of this first phase of a cross-sectional study from Germany was to investigate whether proximity of residence to mobile phone base stations as well as risk perception is associated with health complaints...
  16. pmc Avoiding bias in observational studies: part 8 in a series of articles on evaluation of scientific publications
    Gaël P Hammer
    Institut fur Medizinische Biometrie, Epidemiologie und Informatik, Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
    Dtsch Arztebl Int 106:664-8. 2009
    ..In contrast to controlled experiments or well-planned, experimental randomized clinical trials, observational studies are subject to a number of potential problems that may bias their results...
  17. ncbi request reprint Exposure and mortality in a cohort of German nuclear power workers
    Gaël P Hammer
    Institute for Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics IMBEI, University of Mainz, Langenbeckstr 1, Mainz 55101, Germany
    Radiat Environ Biophys 47:95-9. 2008
    ..95). These results are in line with and complement IARC results. Figures are yet too small for stable risk estimates and further work is therefore under way to include more power plants, and to extend the follow-up until the year 2005...
  18. doi request reprint Testicular cancer risk associated with occupational radiation exposure: a systematic literature review
    Lamya Yousif
    Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics IMBEI, University Medical Center, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    J Radiol Prot 30:389-406. 2010
    ..New incidence studies are recommended to investigate the association between radiation exposure and testicular cancer where exposure is better specified and individually estimated...
  19. ncbi request reprint Retrospective study on direct pulp capping with calcium hydroxide
    Brita Willershausen
    Department of Operative Dentistry, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
    Quintessence Int 42:165-71. 2011
    ..To evaluate the success rate of a calcium hydroxide-based direct capping agent in permanent teeth...
  20. ncbi request reprint Leukaemia in young children living in the vicinity of German nuclear power plants
    Peter Kaatsch
    Institute for Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, German Childhood Cancer Registry, Obere Zahlbacher Strasse 69, 55131 Mainz, Germany
    Int J Cancer 122:721-6. 2008
    ..Considering that there is no evidence of relevant accidents and that possible confounders could not be identified, the observed positive distance trend remains unexplained...
  21. ncbi request reprint Temporal trends in the incidence rate of childhood cancer in Germany 1987-2004
    Claudia Spix
    German Childhood Cancer Registry, Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University of Mainz, Germany
    Int J Cancer 122:1859-67. 2008
    ..Neuroblastoma yielded a period effect in western Germany due to screening. With the exception of germ cell tumors, further observations for solid tumor entities are in agreement with those reported for Europe...
  22. doi request reprint Childhood leukemia in relation to radio frequency electromagnetic fields in the vicinity of TV and radio broadcast transmitters
    Hiltrud Merzenich
    Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University Mainz, 55101 Mainz, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 168:1169-78. 2008
    ..65, 1.67) among children living within 2 km of the nearest broadcast transmitter compared with those living at a distance of 10-<15 km. The data did not show any elevated risks of childhood leukemia associated with RF-EMFs...
  23. doi request reprint Are pre- or postnatal diagnostic X-rays a risk factor for childhood cancer? A systematic review
    Renate Schulze-Rath
    Institute for Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 55109, Mainz, Germany
    Radiat Environ Biophys 47:301-12. 2008
    ..Computed tomography is not covered in the studies and needs to be investigated in the future...
  24. pmc Cancer risk among residents of Rhineland-Palatinate winegrowing communities: a cancer-registry based ecological study
    Andreas Seidler
    Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics IMBEI, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
    J Occup Med Toxicol 3:12. 2008
    ..To investigate the cancer risk among residents of Rhineland-Palatinate winegrowing communities in an ecological study...
  25. doi request reprint Case-control study on the therapy of childhood cancer and the occurrence of second malignant neoplasms in Germany
    Peter Kaatsch
    German Childhood Cancer Registry, Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Obere Zahlbacher Strasse 69, 55101 Mainz, Germany
    Cancer Causes Control 20:965-80. 2009
    ..These differences may be attributed to less toxic but still effective treatment regimes but also to differences in the length of follow-up...
  26. doi request reprint How do cancer registries in europe estimate completeness of registration?
    Irene Schmidtmann
    Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    Methods Inf Med 48:267-71. 2009
    ..Little is known about their relative merits. Before embarking on a systematic comparison of methods we wanted to know which indicators were currently in use and whether there had been comparative investigations of estimation methods...
  27. pmc Judging a plethora of p-values: how to contend with the problem of multiple testing--part 10 of a series on evaluation of scientific publications
    Anja Victor
    Institut fur Medizinische Biometrie, Epidemiologie und Informatik Mainz, Germany
    Dtsch Arztebl Int 107:50-6. 2010
    ..Publications typically contain not just one p-value, but an abundance of them, mostly accompanied by the word "significant." This article is intended to help readers understand the problem of multiple p-values and how to deal with it...
  28. doi request reprint Cancer mortality among German aircrew: second follow-up
    Hajo Zeeb
    Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University Medical Center, University of Mainz, 55131, Mainz, Germany
    Radiat Environ Biophys 49:187-94. 2010
    ..For cabin crew, cancer mortality is generally close to population rates. Cosmic radiation dose estimates will allow more detailed assessments, as will a pooling of updated aircrew studies currently in planning...
  29. ncbi request reprint Screening for breast and cervical cancer in a large German city: participation, motivation and knowledge of risk factors
    Stefanie J Klug
    Institute of Medical Biometry, Epidemiology and Informatics IMBEI, University Hospital, University of Mainz, 55101 Mainz, Germany
    Eur J Public Health 15:70-7. 2005
    ..A population-based survey was performed in the city of Bielefeld in Germany...
  30. doi request reprint TP53 codon 72 polymorphism and cervical cancer: a pooled analysis of individual data from 49 studies
    Stefanie J Klug
    Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University Medical Centre, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    Lancet Oncol 10:772-84. 2009
    ..However, results have been inconsistent. Here we analyse pooled data from 49 studies to determine whether there is an association between TP53 codon 72 polymorphism and cervical cancer...
  31. doi request reprint Epidemiological studies of cancer in aircrew
    Gaël P Hammer
    Institute for Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics IMBEI, University Medical Center, Johannes Gutenberg University, Langenbeckstr 1, D 55101 Mainz, Germany
    Radiat Prot Dosimetry 136:232-9. 2009
    ..Ionising radiation is considered to contribute little if at all to the elevated risks for cancers among aircrew, whereas excess ultraviolet radiation is a probable cause of the increased melanoma risk...
  32. pmc Critical appraisal of scientific articles: part 1 of a series on evaluation of scientific publications
    Jean Baptist du Prel
    Institut fur Medizinische Biometrie, Epidemiologie und Informatik, Johannes Gutenberg Universitat, Mainz, Germany
    Dtsch Arztebl Int 106:100-5. 2009
    ..This is necessary to keep medical knowledge up to date and to ensure optimal patient care. The aim of this paper is to present an accessible introduction into critical appraisal of scientific articles...
  33. pmc Confidence interval or p-value?: part 4 of a series on evaluation of scientific publications
    Jean Baptist du Prel
    Johannes Gutenberg Universitat Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    Dtsch Arztebl Int 106:335-9. 2009
    ..An understanding of p-values and confidence intervals is necessary for the evaluation of scientific articles. This article will inform the reader of the meaning and interpretation of these two statistical concepts...
  34. pmc Decreasing sperm quality: a global problem?
    Hiltrud Merzenich
    Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
    BMC Public Health 10:24. 2010
    ..The key message of the meta-analyses is that sperm counts have decreased globally by about 50% over the past decades. This assessment has been questioned...
  35. doi request reprint A cohort study of childhood cancer incidence after postnatal diagnostic X-ray exposure
    Gaël P Hammer
    Institute for Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics IMBEI, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
    Radiat Res 171:504-12. 2009
    ..Risk did not differ significantly in girls and boys. Overall, while no increase in cancer risk with diagnostic radiation was observed, the results are compatible with a broad range of risk estimates...
  36. ncbi request reprint Association between body mass index and dental health in 1,290 children of elementary schools in a German city
    Brita Willerhausen
    Department for Operative Dentistry, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Augustusplatz 2, 55131, Mainz, Germany
    Clin Oral Investig 11:195-200. 2007
    ..In future preventive programs, the importance of nutrition should not only be emphasized with respect to general diseases but also with regard to carious lesions...
  37. ncbi request reprint Sun exposure and malignant lymphoma: a population-based case-control study in Germany
    Thomas Weihkopf
    Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
    Int J Cancer 120:2445-51. 2007
    ..This data suggest that exposure to natural and artificial ultraviolet radiation may reduce the OR for lymphoma in this study population...
  38. doi request reprint Association between chronic dental infection and acute myocardial infarction
    Brita Willershausen
    Department of Operative Dentistry, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    J Endod 35:626-30. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is a correlation between dental origin infections and the presence of an acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  39. doi request reprint [The Gutenberg Health Study]
    P S Wild
    Centrum für Thrombose und Hämostase, Universitätsmedizin Mainz, Johannes Gutenberg Universitat Mainz, Langenbeckstr 1, 55131, Mainz, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 55:824-9. 2012
    ..5 years. After 5 years a detailed follow-up examination comparable to the visit at study inclusion will be performed in the study center. Further follow-up visits of the cohort are envisaged...
  40. doi request reprint Occupation and risk of glioma, meningioma and acoustic neuroma: results from a German case-control study (interphone study group, Germany)
    F Samkange-Zeeb
    Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Obere Zahlbacher Strasse 69, 55131 Mainz, Germany
    Cancer Epidemiol 34:55-61. 2010
    ..We investigated the association between six occupational categories defined a priori: chemical, metal, agricultural, construction, electrical/electronic and transport, and the risk of glioma, meningioma and acoustic neuroma...
  41. doi request reprint Trends in patient characteristics, treatment and survival in breast cancer in a non-selected retrospective clinical cohort study of 2,600 patients
    R J G Van Ewijk
    Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University Medical Center Mainz, Obere Zahlbacher Str 69, 55131 Mainz, Germany
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 287:103-10. 2013
    ..This paper aims to provide an overview of changes in recent years in patient characteristics and treatment procedures...
  42. pmc Emerging aspects of mobile phone use
    F Samkange-Zeeb
    Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics IMBEI, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
    Emerg Health Threats J 2:e5. 2009
    ..Currently, there is little epidemiological evidence indicating that the use of mobile phones causes adverse health effects...
  43. ncbi request reprint Incidence of childhood cancer of the head and neck in Germany
    J Gosepath
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    Ann Oncol 18:1716-21. 2007
    ..Only very limited data are available in the literature on the incidence of childhood cancer of the head and neck worldwide...
  44. doi request reprint Computed tomography in children: multicenter cohort study design for the evaluation of cancer risk
    L Krille
    Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University Medical Centre Mainz, Obere Zahlbacher Street 69, 55131, Mainz, Germany
    Eur J Epidemiol 26:249-50. 2011
    ..Until now the association has been addressed only in statistical modeling. We present the first feasible study design on childhood cancer risk after exposure to computed tomography...
  45. pmc Data analysis of epidemiological studies: part 11 of a series on evaluation of scientific publications
    Meike Ressing
    Institut fur Medizinische Biometrie, Epidemiologie und Informatik, Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    Dtsch Arztebl Int 107:187-92. 2010
    ..An important objective of epidemiological research is to identify risk factors for disease. Depending on the particular question being asked, cohort studies, case-control studies, or cross-sectional studies are conducted...
  46. pmc Systematic literature reviews and meta-analyses: part 6 of a series on evaluation of scientific publications
    Meike Ressing
    Institut fur Medizinische Biometrie, Epidemiologie und Informatik, Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, 55101 Mainz, Germany
    Dtsch Arztebl Int 106:456-63. 2009
    ..We here describe the essential features of these methods and discuss their strengths and weaknesses...
  47. doi request reprint Distribution and categorization of left ventricular measurements in the general population: results from the population-based Gutenberg Heart Study
    Philipp S Wild
    Department of Medicine II, Institute for Clinical Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 3:604-13. 2010
    ..This work presents empirically derived reference values from a large-scale, epidemiologic study conducted with state-of-the-art imaging technology and methods...
  48. ncbi request reprint Incidence and time trends of soft tissue sarcomas in German children 1985-2004 - a report from the population-based German Childhood Cancer Registry
    Thomas Weihkopf
    German Childhood Cancer Registry GCCR, Institute for Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics IMBEI, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
    Eur J Cancer 44:432-40. 2008
    ..18 for non-rhabdomyosarcoma-like (n=411) STS. AAPC is +0.4% (95%-confidence interval [-0.4;+1.2%]) for STS. In Germany, the increase in incidence rate is less evident than in other European countries...
  49. ncbi request reprint Cohort mortality study of German cockpit crew, 1960-1997
    Hajo Zeeb
    School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University Bielefeld, Germany
    Epidemiology 13:693-9. 2002
    ..Cockpit crew in civil aviation are exposed to several potential health hazards, among them cosmic ionizing radiation. To assess the influence of occupational and other factors on mortality we conducted a cohort study among cockpit crew...
  50. ncbi request reprint Validation of self-reported cellular phone use
    Florence Samkange-Zeeb
    School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Germany
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 14:245-8. 2004
    ..In epidemiological studies of cancer risk associated with the use of cellular telephones, the validity of self-reported cellular phone use has been problematic. Up to now there is very little information published on this subject...
  51. ncbi request reprint Mortality from cancer and other causes among airline cabin attendants in Europe: a collaborative cohort study in eight countries
    Hajo Zeeb
    Division of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 158:35-46. 2003
    ..The risk of skin cancer among male crew members requires further attention...
  52. ncbi request reprint Mortality from cancer and other causes among male airline cockpit crew in Europe
    Maria Blettner
    School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Int J Cancer 106:946-52. 2003
    ..Occupational risk factors apart from aircraft accidents seem to be of limited influence with regard to the mortality of cockpit crew in Europe...
  53. ncbi request reprint Biological effects on human health due to radiofrequency/microwave exposure: a synopsis of cohort studies
    Jürgen Breckenkamp
    Faculty of Health Sciences Department 3 Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University of Bielefeld, PO Box 10 01 31, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
    Radiat Environ Biophys 42:141-54. 2003
    ..Due to these limitations and the inconsistencies of the results it has to be concluded that the studies give no evidence of high frequency emissions causing cancer...
  54. ncbi request reprint Mortality from cancer and other causes among airline cabin attendants in Germany, 1960-1997
    Maria Blettner
    Department of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, School of Public Health WHO Collaborating Center, University Bielefeld, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 156:556-65. 2002
    ..In this cohort, ionizing radiation probably contributed less to the small excess in breast cancer mortality than reproductive risk factors. Occupational causes seem not to contribute strongly to the mortality of airline cabin attendants...
  55. ncbi request reprint Assessment of radiofrequency exposure from cellular telephone daily use in an epidemiological study: German Validation study of the international case-control study of cancers of the brain--INTERPHONE-Study
    Gabriele Berg
    Department of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 15:217-24. 2005
    ..The information was obtained using a questionnaire developed for the international case-control study on the risk of the use of mobile phones in tumours of the brain or salivary gland (INTERPHONE-study)...
  56. ncbi request reprint Mortality among workers employed in the titanium dioxide production industry in Europe
    Paolo Boffetta
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
    Cancer Causes Control 15:697-706. 2004
    ..To assess the risk of lung cancer mortality related to occupational exposure to titanium dioxide (TiO2)...
  57. ncbi request reprint Occupational risk factors for low grade and high grade glioma: results from an international case control study of adult brain tumours
    Brigitte Schlehofer
    Unit of Environmental Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Cancer 113:116-25. 2005
    ..Although some other point estimates were elevated, they lacked statistical significance. The results do not provide evidence of a strong association between occupational exposures and glioma development...
  58. ncbi request reprint Generating survival times to simulate Cox proportional hazards models
    Ralf Bender
    Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, Cologne, Germany
    Stat Med 24:1713-23. 2005
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Eight-year trends in food, energy and macronutrient intake in a sample of elderly German subjects
    Svenja M Jungjohann
    Institute of Nutritional Science, Justus Liebig University, Goethestr 55, D 35 390 Giessen, Germany
    Br J Nutr 93:361-78. 2005
    ..79 and -2.56 g/d per year). The healthier food choices and the ability to change food habits could be related to the relatively high health-awareness of the GISELA subjects compared to the federal average of equivalent age groups...
  60. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields emitted from base stations of DECT cordless phones and the risk of glioma and meningioma (Interphone Study Group, Germany)
    Joachim Schüz
    Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, D 55101 Mainz, Germany
    Radiat Res 166:116-9. 2006
    ..Although the study was limited due to the small number of exposed subjects, it is still a first indication that residential low-level exposure to RF EMFs may not pose a higher risk of brain tumors...
  61. ncbi request reprint Medical exposure of the population from diagnostic use of ionizing radiation in luxembourg between 1994 and 2002
    Ferid Shannoun
    Ministry of Health, Directorate of Public Health, Department of Radiation Protection, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    Health Phys 91:154-62. 2006
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint The INTERPHONE study: design, epidemiological methods, and description of the study population
    Elisabeth Cardis
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, 150 cours Albert Thomas, 69372, Lyon, Cedex 08, France
    Eur J Epidemiol 22:647-64. 2007
    ..Particular attention was paid to estimating the amount and direction of potential recall and participation biases and their impact on the study results...
  63. ncbi request reprint Occupational exposure to radio frequency/microwave radiation and the risk of brain tumors: Interphone Study Group, Germany
    Gabriele Berg
    Department of Epidemiology and International Public Health, Faculty of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 164:538-48. 2006
    ..69, 2.13); for meningioma, it was 1.34 (95% confidence interval: 0.64, 2.81). However, the slight increase in risk observed with increasing duration of exposure merits further research with larger sample sizes...
  64. ncbi request reprint [The Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology [STROBE] statement: guidelines for reporting observational studies]
    Erik von Elm
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Bern, Berna, Switzerland
    Gac Sanit 22:144-50. 2008
    ..We hope that the STROBE statement will contribute to improving the quality of reporting of observational studies...
  65. ncbi request reprint Aspirin use and breast cancer risk: a meta-analysis and meta-regression of observational studies from 2001 to 2005
    Sandra Mangiapane
    Technical University of Berlin, Department of Technology and Management, Berlin, Germany
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 17:115-24. 2008
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Sun exposure and number of nevi in 5- to 6-year-old European children
    Madeleine Dulon
    Department of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, University Street 25, Germany
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:1075-81. 2002
    ..In conclusion, strategies to reduce the incidence of melanoma should begin with young children...
  67. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori and carcinogenesis of gastric B-cell lymphomas
    Johannes Seydel
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA
    Int J Cancer 104:646-9. 2003
    ..The findings support the hypothesis that MZBL and DLBL have different lines of development. There is indication of stronger antigen dependency in the carcinogenesis of MZBL in comparison to DLBL...
  68. pmc Calculating confidence intervals for impact numbers
    Mandy Hildebrandt
    Department of Medical Biometry, Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care IQWiG, Dillenburger Str, 27, 51105 Cologne, Germany
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:32. 2006
    ..In this paper, we present methods to calculate confidence intervals for the new impact numbers in the situation of cohort studies...
  69. ncbi request reprint Vascular leakage in severe dengue virus infections: a potential role for the nonstructural viral protein NS1 and complement
    Panisadee Avirutnan
    Medical Molecular Biology Unit, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    J Infect Dis 193:1078-88. 2006
    ..Thirty years ago, complement activation was proposed to be a key underlying event, but the cause of complement activation has remained unknown...
  70. ncbi request reprint The performance of methods for correcting measurement error in case-control studies
    TIL STURMER
    Department of Epidemiology, German Centre for Research on Ageing, Heidelberg, Germany
    Epidemiology 13:507-16. 2002
    ..One reason may be that little is known about the robustness of these methods against violations of their restrictive assumptions...
  71. ncbi request reprint [The Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) statement: guidelines for reporting observational studies]
    Erik von Elm
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Bern, Berna, Suiza
    Rev Esp Salud Publica 82:251-9. 2008
    ..We hope that the STROBE statement will contribute to improving the quality of reporting of observational studies...