A Stang

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Affiliation: University of Essen
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Firefighting and risk of testicular cancer: results from a German population-based case-control study
    Andreas Stang
    Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Hospital of Essen, Hufelandstr Essen, Germany
    Am J Ind Med 43:291-4. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Visual disturbances in a population-based survey of 6962 subjects: the German National Health Examination Survey 1998
    Andreas Stang
    Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Essen, Hufelandstr 55, 45122 Essen, Germany
    Eur J Public Health 13:202-9. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Changing patterns of skin melanoma mortality in West Germany from 1968 through 1999
    Andreas Stang
    Epidemiology Unit, Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Hospital of Essen, Hufelandstr 55, 45122, Essen, Germany
    Ann Epidemiol 13:436-42. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Site- and gender-specific time trend analyses of the incidence of skin melanomas in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) including 19351 cases
    A Stang
    Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University of Essen, Germany
    Eur J Cancer 39:1610-8. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Phenotypical characteristics, lifestyle, social class and uveal melanoma
    Andreas Stang
    Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Essen, Germany
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 10:293-302. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Studies with low response proportions may be less biased than studies with high response proportions
    Andreas Stang
    Epidemiology Unit, Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Hospital, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 159:204-10. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Declining mortality rates for nonmelanoma skin cancers in West Germany, 1968-99
    A Stang
    Epidemiology Unit Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Hospital of Essen, Hufelandstr 55, 45122 Essen, Germany
    Br J Dermatol 150:517-22. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Appending epidemiological studies to conventional case-control studies (hybride case-control studies)
    Andreas Stang
    Biometry and Epidemiology, Institute for Medical Informatics, University of Essen, Essen, Germany
    Eur J Epidemiol 19:527-32. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Skin melanoma in Saarland: incidence, survival and mortality 1970-1996
    A Stang
    Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Essen, Hufelandstrasse 55, 45122 Essen, Germany
    Eur J Cancer Prev 10:407-15. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Undescended testis and the risk of testicular cancer: importance of source and classification of exposure information
    A Stang
    Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Hospital of Essen, Hufelandstr 55, 45122 Essen, Germany
    Int J Epidemiol 30:1050-6. 2001

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  1. ncbi request reprint Firefighting and risk of testicular cancer: results from a German population-based case-control study
    Andreas Stang
    Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Hospital of Essen, Hufelandstr Essen, Germany
    Am J Ind Med 43:291-4. 2003
    ..There is some evidence of an elevated risk for testicular cancer among firefighters...
  2. ncbi request reprint Visual disturbances in a population-based survey of 6962 subjects: the German National Health Examination Survey 1998
    Andreas Stang
    Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Essen, Hufelandstr 55, 45122 Essen, Germany
    Eur J Public Health 13:202-9. 2003
    ..This report describes the prevalence of visual disturbances and potential determinants based on the German National Health Examination Survey from 1998...
  3. ncbi request reprint Changing patterns of skin melanoma mortality in West Germany from 1968 through 1999
    Andreas Stang
    Epidemiology Unit, Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Hospital of Essen, Hufelandstr 55, 45122, Essen, Germany
    Ann Epidemiol 13:436-42. 2003
    ..We examined time trends in melanocytic and non-melanocytic skin cancer mortality for the territory of West Germany including a population of about 66 million people...
  4. ncbi request reprint Site- and gender-specific time trend analyses of the incidence of skin melanomas in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) including 19351 cases
    A Stang
    Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University of Essen, Germany
    Eur J Cancer 39:1610-8. 2003
    ..Cohort effects differed by gender and anatomical site indicating that the circumstances leading to increasing site-specific incidences may have come into effect earlier for some sites than those for other sites...
  5. ncbi request reprint Phenotypical characteristics, lifestyle, social class and uveal melanoma
    Andreas Stang
    Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Essen, Germany
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 10:293-302. 2003
    ..To investigate potential risk factors of uveal melanoma, including phenotypical characteristics, eye burns, social class, smoking and alcohol consumption...
  6. ncbi request reprint Studies with low response proportions may be less biased than studies with high response proportions
    Andreas Stang
    Epidemiology Unit, Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Hospital, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 159:204-10. 2004
    ..Studies with low response proportions may be less biased than studies with high response proportions if the nondifferential misclassification error in a dichotomous exposure increases by recruitment wave...
  7. ncbi request reprint Declining mortality rates for nonmelanoma skin cancers in West Germany, 1968-99
    A Stang
    Epidemiology Unit Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Hospital of Essen, Hufelandstr 55, 45122 Essen, Germany
    Br J Dermatol 150:517-22. 2004
    ..Mortality analyses based on routine death certification provide a rough guide to the magnitude of nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) mortality...
  8. ncbi request reprint Appending epidemiological studies to conventional case-control studies (hybride case-control studies)
    Andreas Stang
    Biometry and Epidemiology, Institute for Medical Informatics, University of Essen, Essen, Germany
    Eur J Epidemiol 19:527-32. 2004
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Skin melanoma in Saarland: incidence, survival and mortality 1970-1996
    A Stang
    Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Essen, Hufelandstrasse 55, 45122 Essen, Germany
    Eur J Cancer Prev 10:407-15. 2001
    ..In the 1990s, about 30% of all newly diagnosed skin melanoma had stage T3 or T4, implying that further improvement in survival by earlier detection is feasible...
  10. ncbi request reprint Undescended testis and the risk of testicular cancer: importance of source and classification of exposure information
    A Stang
    Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Hospital of Essen, Hufelandstr 55, 45122 Essen, Germany
    Int J Epidemiol 30:1050-6. 2001
    ..Here we report the effect of various classifications of self-reported history of undescended testis and different data sources on the estimates of the risk of testicular cancer from a case-control study...
  11. pmc Nonmelanoma skin cancer in the Federal State of Saarland, Germany, 1995-1999
    A Stang
    Epidemiology Unit, Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Hospital of Essen, Hufelandstr 55, 45122 Essen, Germany
    Br J Cancer 89:1205-8. 2003
    ..During 1995-1999, the age-standardised incidence rates (world standard population) of BCC and SCC were 43.7 and 11.2 per 100000 among men and 31.7 and 4.4 per 100000 among women...
  12. ncbi request reprint An unequal social distribution of peripheral arterial disease and the possible explanations: results from a population-based study
    Knut Kroger
    Department of Angiology, University of Duisburg Essen, Germany
    Vasc Med 14:289-96. 2009
    ..Diabetes prevention and smoking prevention and cessation programs need to specifically target individuals of lower income and education. According to our findings, prevention of PAD would benefit extraordinarily...
  13. ncbi request reprint Survival after a diagnosis of testicular germ cell cancers in Germany and the United States, 2002-2006: a high resolution study by histology and age
    A Stang
    Institute of Clinical Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
    Cancer Epidemiol 37:492-7. 2013
    ..S.) for the years 2002-2006 and to compare these estimates between countries...
  14. ncbi request reprint Residential exposure to traffic is associated with coronary atherosclerosis
    B Hoffmann
    Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Hospital Essen, Hufelandstrasse 55, 45122 Essen, Germany
    Circulation 116:489-96. 2007
    ..5) air pollution may accelerate the development and progression of atherosclerosis. We investigated the associations of long-term residential exposure to traffic and fine particulate matter with the degree of coronary atherosclerosis...
  15. pmc Descriptive epidemiology of small intestinal malignancies: the German Cancer Registry experience
    A Stang
    Institute of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Essen, Germany
    Br J Cancer 80:1440-4. 1999
    ..Rates for men were 35-40% higher than for women after adjusting for age. The risk for carcinomas, malignant carcinoids and malignant lymphoma were higher for men than for women...
  16. doi request reprint Association of impaired fasting glucose and coronary artery calcification as a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis in a population-based cohort--results of the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study
    S Moebus
    Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Hospital of Essen, University Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Diabetologia 52:81-9. 2009
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Positive interaction between light iris color and ultraviolet radiation in relation to the risk of uveal melanoma: a case-control study
    Andrea Schmidt-Pokrzywniak
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry and Informatics, Medical Faculty, University of Halle Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
    Ophthalmology 116:340-8. 2009
    ..To examine the association among phenotypic characteristics, chronic and intermittent ultraviolet (UV) radiation, and the risk of uveal melanoma...
  18. ncbi request reprint The possible role of radiofrequency radiation in the development of uveal melanoma
    A Stang
    Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Essen, Germany
    Epidemiology 12:7-12. 2001
    ..This is the first study describing an association between radiofrequency radiation exposure and uveal melanoma. Several methodologic limitations prevent our results from providing clear evidence on the hypothesized association...
  19. ncbi request reprint Expression of the cell adhesion molecules ICAM-1, VCAM-1 and NCAM in uveal melanoma: a clinicopathological study
    G Anastassiou
    Department of Ophthalmology, Biometry and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Essen, Germany
    Oncology 58:83-8. 2000
    ..NCAM and VCAM-1 expression was not related to metastasis. Our results show that the loss of ICAM-1 expression is associated with an increased risk of metastasis within the first 5 years after diagnosis...
  20. doi request reprint Subtype-specific incidence of testicular cancer in Germany: a pooled analysis of nine population-based cancer registries
    A Stang
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry and Informatics, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University of Halle Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
    Int J Androl 32:306-16. 2009
    ..The later start of the mortality decline in East Germany may be because of a later introduction of platinum-based chemotherapy compared to West Germany...
  21. ncbi request reprint Testicular, other genital, and breast cancers in first-degree relatives of testicular cancer patients and controls
    Katja Bromen
    Institutes of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University of Essen, Essen, Germany
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:1316-24. 2004
    ..Our findings support the hypothesis that testicular and other genital cancers have a common familial component that may be due to genetic and shared exogenous factors such as estrogen exposure during fetal development...
  22. ncbi request reprint Population-based incidence rates of malignant melanoma of the vulva in Germany
    A Stang
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Hospital of Halle, 06097 Halle Saale, Germany
    Gynecol Oncol 96:216-21. 2005
    ..We studied the incidence of vulvar melanoma in a large population-based cancer registry of East Germany and compared our findings with the United States and Sweden...
  23. pmc Daily siesta, cardiovascular risk factors, and measures of subclinical atherosclerosis: results of the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study
    Andreas Stang
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry and Informatics, Medical Faculty, University of Halle Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
    Sleep 30:1111-9. 2007
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Nationwide hospitalization costs of skin melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer in Germany
    A Stang
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry and Informatics, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University of Halle Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 22:65-72. 2008
    ..We wanted to estimate hospitalization costs due to skin cancer in Germany...
  25. ncbi request reprint Baseline recruitment and analyses of nonresponse of the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study: identifiability of phone numbers as the major determinant of response
    A Stang
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry and Informatics, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University of Halle Wittenberg, Magdeburger Street 27, 06097, Halle, Germany
    Eur J Epidemiol 20:489-96. 2005
    ..Nonparticipants were more often current smokers than participants and less often belonged to the highest social class. Living in a regular relationship with a partner was more often reported among participants than nonparticipants...
  26. ncbi request reprint Population-based incidence estimates of uveal melanoma in Germany. Supplementing cancer registry data by case-control data
    Andreas Stang
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry and Informatics, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University of Halle Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
    Eur J Cancer Prev 15:165-70. 2006
    ..Close co-operation between cancer referral centres and cancer registries can substantially improve the completeness of registration...
  27. pmc Mobile phone use and risk of uveal melanoma: results of the risk factors for uveal melanoma case-control study
    Andreas Stang
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry and Informatics, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University of Halle Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
    J Natl Cancer Inst 101:120-3. 2009
    ..5 to 2.6 vs sibling control subjects), and we observed no trend for cumulative measures of exposure. We did not corroborate our previous results that showed an increased risk of uveal melanoma among regular mobile phone users...
  28. ncbi request reprint Malignant melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers in Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany: a patient- vs. diagnosis-based incidence approach
    Andreas Stang
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry and Informatics, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University of Halle Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
    Int J Dermatol 46:564-70. 2007
    ..The aims of this study were to estimate the patient incidence rates of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), basal cell carcinoma (BCC), and skin melanoma, and to study the effect of multiple primary skin tumors on the incidence rates...
  29. ncbi request reprint Occupation as a risk factor for uveal melanoma in Germany
    Joel Monárrez-Espino
    Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Essen, Germany
    Scand J Work Environ Health 28:270-7. 2002
    ..This study explored occupational risks linked to uveal melanoma...
  30. ncbi request reprint Expression of Fas and Fas ligand in uveal melanoma: biological implication and prognostic value
    G Anastassiou
    Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital, University of Essen, Hufelandstrasse 55, D 45122 Essen, Germany
    J Pathol 194:466-72. 2001
    ..The clinical relevance of this observation is limited, as more predictive parameters have been described for uveal melanoma...
  31. ncbi request reprint [Recent new information on epidemiology of headache]
    I Kavuk
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Neurologie, Essen
    Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 72:184-91. 2004
    ..New studies investigated not only the prevalence of headaches, but also economic costs of this disorder. Epidemiologic headache research also investigates the quality of life...
  32. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of electron-beam computed tomography-derived coronary calcium scores compared with clinical parameters in patients evaluated for coronary artery disease. Prognostic value of EBCT in symptomatic patients
    A Schmermund
    Department of Cardiology, University Clinic Essen, Hufelandstrasse 55, 45122 Essen, Germany
    Z Kardiol 93:696-705. 2004
    ..However, it remains unclear if EBCT can add prognostic information compared with the clinical information derived from risk factor assessment, exercise stress testing, and coronary angiography...
  33. ncbi request reprint Incidence of skin lymphoma in Germany
    Andreas Stang
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry and Informatics, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University of Halle Wittenberg, Germany
    Ann Epidemiol 16:214-22. 2006
    ..Population-based analyses of the incidence of skin lymphoma in Europe are very sparse. We analyzed German population-based incidence data on skin lymphoma to study the descriptive epidemiology of these tumors...
  34. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of peripheral arterial disease - results of the Heinz Nixdorf recall study
    Knut Kroger
    Department of Angiology, University Hospital, Essen, Germany
    Eur J Epidemiol 21:279-85. 2006
    ..This report presents population-based estimates of the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), chronic critical limb ischemia (CLI), and Moenckeberg's medial calcinosis (MC) in Germany...
  35. ncbi request reprint Assessment of clinically silent atherosclerotic disease and established and novel risk factors for predicting myocardial infarction and cardiac death in healthy middle-aged subjects: rationale and design of the Heinz Nixdorf RECALL Study. Risk Factors, Ev
    Axel Schmermund
    Department of Cardiology, University Clinic Essen, Essen, Germany
    Am Heart J 144:212-8. 2002
    ..Further, a variety of risk factors are actively evaluated, including markers of the activity of atherosclerotic disease, thrombogenic risk, and genetic polymorphisms...
  36. ncbi request reprint Cooking and uveal melanoma risk: results from two German case-control studies
    Andreas Stang
    Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Essen, Germany
    Cancer Causes Control 14:377-80. 2003
    ..Two recent studies indicated that cooks may have an increased risk of uveal melanoma. Here we report findings of two German case-control studies regarding cooking and uveal melanoma risk...
  37. pmc Case-control study on uveal melanoma (RIFA): rational and design
    Andrea Schmidt-Pokrzywniak
    Institute of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Hospital, University of Duisburg Essen, Hufelandstr, 55, 45122 Essen, Germany
    BMC Ophthalmol 4:11. 2004
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint [Assessment of the natural history of coronary artery calcification and identification of its determinants. Rationale of the 2nd part of the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study]
    Stefan Mohlenkamp
    Klinik fur Kardiologie, Westdeutsches Herzzentrum Essen, Universitatsklinikum Essen, Essen, Germany
    Herz 32:108-20. 2007
    ..The rationale of serial CAC quantification is discussed in this article.The Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study will contribute to the appraisal of new imaging modalities in risk stratification...
  39. ncbi request reprint Time trends of incidence, mortality, and relative survival of invasive skin melanoma in Lithuania
    Andreas Stang
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry and Informatics, University Hospital, University of Halle, Magdeburger Str 27, 06109 Halle, Germany
    Eur J Cancer 42:660-7. 2006
    ..The overall difference in survival was mainly due to a more favourable survival among women aged 60-74 years. Overall prognosis was less favourable among men, most likely due to diagnoses at later stages...
  40. ncbi request reprint Time trend analysis of the skin melanoma incidence of Finland from 1953 through 2003 including 16,414 cases
    Andreas Stang
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry and Informatics, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University of Halle Wittenberg, Halle Saale, Germany
    Int J Cancer 119:380-4. 2006
    ..Only skin melanoma of the head showed an exponential age-specific incidence pattern and the aetiology of these skin melanomas may differ from skin melanoma on other subsites...
  41. doi request reprint Coronary risk stratification, discrimination, and reclassification improvement based on quantification of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis: the Heinz Nixdorf Recall study
    Raimund Erbel
    Department of Cardiology, West German Heart Center Essen, University Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    J Am Coll Cardiol 56:1397-406. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine net reclassification improvement (NRI) and improved risk prediction based on coronary artery calcification (CAC) scoring in comparison with traditional risk factors...
  42. doi request reprint A novel approach to estimate the German-wide incidence of testicular cancer
    Andreas Stang
    Institute of Clinical Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University of Halle Wittenberg, Magdeburger Str 8, 06097 Halle, Germany
    Cancer Epidemiol 34:13-9. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to provide a novel approach to estimate the testicular cancer incidence in Germany by using nationwide hospitalization data...
  43. ncbi request reprint Unexplained inversion of the incidence ratio of colon and rectal cancer among men in East Germany. A time trend analysis including 147,790 cases
    Andreas Stang
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry and Informatics, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University of Halle Wittenberg, Magdeburger Str 27, 06097, Halle, Germany
    Eur J Epidemiol 22:245-55. 2007
    ..The aim was to give insights in this observation by detailed incidence and mortality analyses and to explore the worldwide ratio of colon and rectal cancers based on population-based cancer registry data...
  44. doi request reprint Skin cancer mortality in Germany before and after the post-communist transition
    Andreas Stang
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry and Informatics, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University of Halle Wittenberg, Magdeburger Str 8, 06097 Halle, Germany
    Int J Dermatol 48:363-70. 2009
    ..By analyses of health care utilization data in West and East Germany, we explored potential reasons for mortality differences between these regions...
  45. doi request reprint Association of exercise capacity and the heart rate profile during exercise stress testing with subclinical coronary atherosclerosis: data from the Heinz Nixdorf Recall study
    Stefan Mohlenkamp
    Department of Cardiology, West German Heart Center Essen, University Clinic Duisburg Essen, Hufelandstrasse 55, Essen, Germany
    Clin Res Cardiol 98:665-76. 2009
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Residence close to high traffic and prevalence of coronary heart disease
    Barbara Hoffmann
    Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Hospital, University of Duisburg Essen, Hufelandstr 55, 45122 Essen, Germany
    Eur Heart J 27:2696-702. 2006
    ..We aim to examine the relationship between the long-term residential exposure to traffic and prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD)...
  47. ncbi request reprint Genital and nongenital nonmelanoma skin cancer: more epidemiological studies are needed
    Andreas Stang
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry, and Informatics, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University of Halle Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
    J Invest Dermatol 127:2296-9. 2007
    ..Mortality of NMSC has declined over time. Ethnicity-specific incidence and survival analyses of NMSC can be used to determine to what degree earlier detection and/or more efficient therapies have contributed to these observations...
  48. ncbi request reprint Algorithms for converting random-zero to automated oscillometric blood pressure values, and vice versa
    Andreas Stang
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry and Informatics, Medical Faculty, University of Halle Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 164:85-94. 2006
    ..Results may help to better compare blood pressure values in epidemiologic studies that used different blood pressure devices...
  49. pmc Signs of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis in relation to risk factor distribution in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) and the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study (HNR)
    Raimund Erbel
    Department of Cardiology, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Eur Heart J 29:2782-91. 2008
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Residential exposure to urban air pollution, ankle-brachial index, and peripheral arterial disease
    Barbara Hoffmann
    Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry, and Epidemiology, University Hospital, University Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Epidemiology 20:280-8. 2009
    ..Long-term exposure to particulate air pollution has been associated with increased cardiovascular disease. Biologic pathways for this association are not fully understood...
  51. ncbi request reprint Subclinical coronary atherosclerosis and resting ECG abnormalities in an unselected general population
    Stefan Mohlenkamp
    Clinic of Cardiology, West German Heart Center Essen, University Clinic Duisburg Essen, Hufelandstrasse 55, 45122 Essen, Germany
    Atherosclerosis 196:786-94. 2008
    ..We studied the association of CAC with ECG abnormalities in a general population without myocardial infarction or revascularization...
  52. doi request reprint Study of return rate and return time of undeliverable postal letters
    Andrea Schmidt-Pokrzywniak
    Institute of Clinical Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Halle Wittenberg, Magdeburgerstr 8, 06097, Halle, Germany
    Eur J Epidemiol 25:467-70. 2010
    ..Three hundred and three letters (98.2%) were returned as undeliverable. The return rates only slightly differed by layout of the envelopes, region and deliverer...
  53. ncbi request reprint Adolescent milk fat and galactose consumption and testicular germ cell cancer
    Andreas Stang
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry, and Informatics, Medical Faculty, University of Halle Wittenberg, Magdeburger Strasse 27, 06097 Halle, Saale, Germany
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:2189-95. 2006
    ..41-2.86) for each additional 200 g galactose per month during adolescence. Our results suggest that milk fat and/or galactose may explain the association between milk and dairy product consumption and seminomatous testicular cancer...
  54. ncbi request reprint Loss of heterozygosity of 1p in uveal melanomas with monosomy 3
    Thomas Häusler
    Institut fur Humangenetik, Universitatsklinikum Essen, Essen, Germany
    Int J Cancer 116:909-13. 2005
    ..On the basis of our data and published cytogenetic data, we propose that 1p31 harbors genes involved in the progression of uveal melanoma with monosomy 3...
  55. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation and subclinical atherosclerosis--results from the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study
    Karl Heinz Jöckel
    Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Duisburg Essen, Germany
    Atherosclerosis 203:221-7. 2009
    ..Smoking cessation is a key issue in preventive medicine, but quantitative data on its benefit for the coronary arteries are sparse...
  56. doi request reprint Association of coronary artery calcium and congestive heart failure in the general population: Results of the Heinz Nixdorf Recall study
    H Kälsch
    Department of Cardiology, West German Heart Center Essen, University Clinic Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Clin Res Cardiol 99:175-82. 2010
    ..The aim of our study was to assess the association between CAC as a sign of subclinical CAD and CHF in a general unselected population...
  57. ncbi request reprint Whole-body MR vascular screening detects unsuspected concomitant vascular disease in coronary heart disease patients
    Susanne C Ladd
    Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, University Hospital Essen, Hufelandstrasse 55, 45122, Essen, Germany
    Eur Radiol 17:1035-45. 2007
    ..This whole-body atherosclerosis MR screening program allows previously unknown concomitant vascular disease to be detected in coronary heart disease patients. Its prospective value should be assessed in further studies...
  58. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic agreement in the histopathological evaluation of lung cancer tissue in a population-based case-control study
    Andreas Stang
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry and Informatics, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University of Halle Wittenberg, Magdeburger Str 27, 06097 Halle, Germany
    Lung Cancer 52:29-36. 2006
    ..The observed agreement among non-smoking cases was 58% as compared to 67% heavy smoking cases. The moderate agreement for squamous-cell and adenocarcinoma complicates epidemiological studies that address these histological subtypes...
  59. doi request reprint Etiologic insights from surface adjustment of colorectal carcinoma incidences: an analysis of the U.S. SEER data 2000-2004
    Andreas Stang
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry and Informatics, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University of Halle Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
    Am J Gastroenterol 103:2853-61. 2008
    ....
  60. doi request reprint Common problems related to the use of number needed to treat
    Andreas Stang
    Institute of Clinical Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University of Halle Wittenberg, Magdeburger Strasse 8, 06097 Halle, Germany
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:820-5. 2010
    ..To illustrate basic issues that have to be taken into account when study results are presented by means of the number needed to treat (NNT)...
  61. pmc Neighbourhood socioeconomic status and cardiovascular risk factors: a multilevel analysis of nine cities in the Czech Republic and Germany
    Nico Dragano
    Department of Medical Sociology, Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf, Germany
    BMC Public Health 7:255. 2007
    ..To assess the consistency of associations the design is cross-national with data from nine industrial towns from the Czech Republic and Germany...
  62. ncbi request reprint [The metabolic syndrome -- a controversial diagnostic concept]
    Susanne Moebus
    Institut für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie, Universitatsklinikum Essen, Universitat Duisburg Essen, Essen
    Herz 32:529-40. 2007
    ..Acknowledging these different perspectives might help reduce the confusion associated with the meaning and usefulness of the metabolic syndrome...
  63. ncbi request reprint Carpenters, cabinetmakers, and risk of testicular germ cell cancer
    Andreas Stang
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry and Informatics, University Hospital of Halle, Magdeburgerstrasse 27, 06097 Halle, Germany
    J Occup Environ Med 47:299-305. 2005
    ..We explored our data of a German population-based case-control study on the etiology of testicular cancer with regard to this association...
  64. doi request reprint Body-site distribution of common acquired melanocytic nevi associated with severe sunburns among children in Lithuania
    Skaidra Valiukeviciene
    Clinic of Skin and Venereal Diseases, Kaunas University of Medicine, Kaunas, Lithuania
    Int J Dermatol 46:1242-9. 2007
    ..The aim of this cross-sectional study is to provide information on subsite-specific densities of melanocytic nevi by age, sex, and in relation to the history of severe sunburns...
  65. ncbi request reprint Subclinical coronary atherosclerosis is more pronounced in men and women with lower socio-economic status: associations in a population-based study. Coronary atherosclerosis and social status
    Nico Dragano
    Department of Medical Sociology, University Clinic Düsseldorf, West German Heart Center Essen, University Duisburg Essen, Germany
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:568-74. 2007
    ..Therefore, we examined the relationship between coronary artery calcification as a sign of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis, socio-economic status and established cardiovascular risk factors in a healthy population...
  66. ncbi request reprint The importance of smoking and medical history for development of small bowel carcinoid tumor: a European population-based case-control study
    Linda Kaerlev
    Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Aarhus, Denmark
    Cancer Causes Control 13:27-34. 2002
    ..This study aims to evaluate these findings and to identify new associations...
  67. ncbi request reprint Occupational risk factors for small bowel carcinoid tumor: a European population-based case-control study
    Linda Kaerlev
    Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Aarhus, Vennelyst Boulevard 6, DK 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    J Occup Environ Med 44:516-22. 2002
    ..1; 95% CI, 0.8 to 107). This explorative study suggests an association between certain occupational exposures and SBC, but some of these associations could be attributable to chance. All findings should be regarded as tentative...
  68. ncbi request reprint Occupational exposures and mycosis fungoides. A European multicentre case-control study (Europe)
    Maria M Morales-Suarez-Varela
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Unit of Public Health and Environmental Care, University of Valencia, Spain
    Cancer Causes Control 16:1253-9. 2005
    ..Mycosis Fungoides (MF) is a rare disease with an occurrence indicating that occupational exposures may play a role. To estimate the association between MF and occupational exposures as measured by means of an job-exposure matrix (JEM)...
  69. ncbi request reprint Population-based assessment of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis using electron-beam computed tomography
    Axel Schmermund
    Cardioangiologisches Centrum, Bethanien, Im Prüfling 23, D 60389 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Atherosclerosis 185:177-82. 2006
    ..It was our aim to establish reference CAC scores in a population-based unselected European cohort...
  70. ncbi request reprint Residential exposure to overhead high-voltage lines and the risk of testicular cancer: results of a population-based case-control study in Hamburg (Germany)
    Cornelia Baumgardt-Elms
    Hamburg Cancer Registry, State Ministry of Science and Health, Hamburg, Germany
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 78:20-6. 2005
    ..In a population-based case-control study we examined the association between residential exposure to overhead high-voltage lines and testicular cancer...
  71. ncbi request reprint International uveal melanoma incidence trends in view of a decreasing proportion of morphological verification
    Andreas Stang
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry and Informatics, University Clinics of Halle, Saale, Germany
    Int J Cancer 114:114-23. 2005
    ..Uveal melanoma incidence rates remained quite stable during the period 1983-97. The interpretation of uveal melanoma incidence trends is complicated by missing data on topography within the eye, morphology and basis of diagnosis...
  72. ncbi request reprint Occupational risk factors for mycosis fungoides: a European multicenter case-control study
    Maria M Morales-Suarez-Varela
    Unit of Public Health and Environmental Care, Department of Preventive Medicine University of Valencia, Spain
    J Occup Environ Med 46:205-11. 2004
    ..Females working in the paper and pulp industries may also be exposed to carcinogens of relevance to MF...
  73. ncbi request reprint Visual inspection of age-specific incidence rates: don't forget the scaling!
    Andreas Stang
    Arch Dermatol 140:361-2; author reply 363. 2004
  74. ncbi request reprint Testicular cancer and electromagnetic fields (EMF) in the workplace: results of a population-based case-control study in Germany
    Cornelia Baumgardt-Elms
    Hamburg Cancer Registry, Adolph Schönfelder Strasse 5, 22 083 Hamburg, Germany
    Cancer Causes Control 13:895-902. 2002
    ..In a population-based case-control study, we examined the association of testicular cancer and electromagnetic fields (EMF) in the workplace...
  75. ncbi request reprint Ischemic stroke and temperature decrease
    Andreas Stang
    Epidemiology 15:126; author reply 126-7. 2004
  76. ncbi request reprint Occupational sun exposure and mycosis fungoides: a European multicenter case-control study
    Maria M Morales-Suarez-Varela
    Unit of Public Health and Environmental Care Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Valencia, Spain
    J Occup Environ Med 48:390-3. 2006
    ..We sought to study the association between occupational sun exposure and mycosis fungoides (MF), a peripheral T-cell lymphoma...
  77. pmc Urban-rural disparities in smoking behaviour in Germany
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Public Health 6:146. 2006
    ..Therefore, we sought to explore the relation between residential area and smoking behaviours in Germany...
  78. ncbi request reprint Nonresponse research--an underdeveloped field in epidemiology
    Andreas Stang
    Eur J Epidemiol 18:929-31. 2003
  79. pmc Comparison of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis and risk factors in unselected populations in Germany and US-America
    Axel Schmermund
    Department of Cardiology, University Clinic Essen, Germany
    Atherosclerosis 195:e207-16. 2007
    ....
  80. ncbi request reprint Sex related cardiovascular risk stratification based on quantification of atherosclerosis and inflammation
    Raimund Erbel
    Clinic of Cardiology, West German Heart Center, University Duisburg Essen, Germany
    Atherosclerosis 197:662-72. 2008
    ..We evaluated the sex related cardiovascular risk stratification based on quantification of subclinical atherosclerosis and inflammation...
  81. pmc Issues in reporting epidemiological studies: study raises several concerns
    Karl Heinz Jöckel
    BMJ 330:146; author reply 146-7. 2005
  82. ncbi request reprint Risk of uveal melanoma
    Andrea Schmidt-Pokrzywniak
    Ophthalmology 114:1418; author reply 1418. 2007
  83. ncbi request reprint Association of obstructive sleep apnea and stenotic artery disease in ischemic stroke patients
    Andreas Nachtmann
    Neurologische Abteilung, Fachklinik Rhein Ruhr, Auf der Rötsch 2, D 45219, Essen Kettwig, Germany
    Atherosclerosis 169:301-7. 2003
    ..The aim of this hospital-based case-control study was to assess the association between OSA and extracranial artery disease (EAD) as well as peripheral artery disease (PAD) in stroke survivors adjusting for potential confounders...
  84. ncbi request reprint Mobile phone use and acoustic neuromas
    Andreas Stang
    Epidemiology 16:414-5; author reply 417-8. 2005
  85. ncbi request reprint Etiologic conclusions from similar birth cohort effects
    Andreas Stang
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1752; author reply 1752-3. 2006
  86. doi request reprint Gender-specific associations of short sleep duration with prevalent hypertension
    Andreas Stang
    Hypertension 51:e15-6; author reply e17. 2008
  87. ncbi request reprint Trends in the incidence of ocular melanoma in the United States, 1974-1998
    Andreas Stang
    Cancer Causes Control 15:95-6; author reply 101-2. 2004
  88. ncbi request reprint Submissions of scientific papers should not become a sophistication
    Andreas Stang
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:535; author reply 536. 2007
  89. doi request reprint Measures of biological interaction and the STROBE statement
    Andrea Schmidt-Pokrzywniak
    Epidemiology 19:519; author reply 519. 2008
  90. ncbi request reprint The limits of case-control studies
    Andreas Stang
    Epidemiology 17:706. 2006
  91. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of mental disorders in normal-weight and obese individuals with and without weight loss treatment in a German urban population
    Stephan Herpertz
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Westfälische Klinik Dortmund, Ruhr University Bochum, Dortmund, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 61:95-103. 2006
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence rates of mental disorders in normal-weight individuals and obese individuals with and without weight loss treatment...