H Volzke

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Affiliation: University of Greifswald
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Personal attributes that influence the adequate management of hypertension and dyslipidemia in patients with type 2 diabetes. Results from the DIAB-CORE Cooperation
    Ina Maria Rückert
    Institute of Epidemiology II, Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, German Research Center for Environmental Health GmbH and German Center for Diabetes Research DZD e, V, Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1, D 85764, München Neuherberg, Germany
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 11:120. 2012
  2. pmc Blood pressure and lipid management fall far short in persons with type 2 diabetes: results from the DIAB-CORE Consortium including six German population-based studies
    Ina Maria Rückert
    Institute of Epidemiology II, Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1, D 85764, München Neuherberg, Germany
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 11:50. 2012
  3. pmc Association between serum insulin-like growth factor I or IGF-binding protein 3 and estimated glomerular filtration rate: results of a population-based sample
    Kathleen Dittmann
    Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Nephrol 13:169. 2012
  4. pmc Comparison of genotyping using pooled DNA samples (allelotyping) and individual genotyping using the affymetrix genome-wide human SNP array 6.0
    Alexander Teumer
    Interfaculty Institute for Genetics and Functional Genomics, University Medicine Greifswald, 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Genomics 14:506. 2013
  5. pmc Serum prolactin concentrations as risk factor of metabolic syndrome or type 2 diabetes?
    Lisa Balbach
    Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, University Medicine Greifswald, Ferdinand Sauerbruch Straße, Greifswald, 17475, Germany
    BMC Endocr Disord 13:12. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Association of socioeconomic status with iodine supply and thyroid disorders in northeast Germany
    Henry Volzke
    1 Institute for Community Medicine, University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Thyroid 23:346-53. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Population imaging as valuable tool for personalized medicine
    H Volzke
    Institute for Community Medicine, University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Clin Pharmacol Ther 92:422-4. 2012
  8. pmc Multicausality in fatty liver disease: is there a rationale to distinguish between alcoholic and non-alcoholic origin?
    Henry Volzke
    Institute for Community Medicine, University of Greifswald, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    World J Gastroenterol 18:3492-501. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Five-year change in morphological and functional alterations of the thyroid gland: the Study of Health in Pomerania
    Henry Volzke
    Institute for Community Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Thyroid 22:737-46. 2012
  10. doi request reprint [Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP). Concept, design and selected results]
    H Volzke
    Institut für Community Medicine, SHIP Klinisch Epidemiologische Forschung, Ernst Moritz Arndt Universitat Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Str 48, 17475, Greifswald, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 55:790-4. 2012

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Publications92

  1. pmc Personal attributes that influence the adequate management of hypertension and dyslipidemia in patients with type 2 diabetes. Results from the DIAB-CORE Cooperation
    Ina Maria Rückert
    Institute of Epidemiology II, Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, German Research Center for Environmental Health GmbH and German Center for Diabetes Research DZD e, V, Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1, D 85764, München Neuherberg, Germany
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 11:120. 2012
    ....
  2. pmc Blood pressure and lipid management fall far short in persons with type 2 diabetes: results from the DIAB-CORE Consortium including six German population-based studies
    Ina Maria Rückert
    Institute of Epidemiology II, Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1, D 85764, München Neuherberg, Germany
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 11:50. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to describe hypertension, dyslipidemia and medical treatment of these conditions in a large population-based sample...
  3. pmc Association between serum insulin-like growth factor I or IGF-binding protein 3 and estimated glomerular filtration rate: results of a population-based sample
    Kathleen Dittmann
    Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Nephrol 13:169. 2012
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate whether serum IGF-I or IGFBP-3 are associated with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in a population-based study of Caucasian adults...
  4. pmc Comparison of genotyping using pooled DNA samples (allelotyping) and individual genotyping using the affymetrix genome-wide human SNP array 6.0
    Alexander Teumer
    Interfaculty Institute for Genetics and Functional Genomics, University Medicine Greifswald, 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Genomics 14:506. 2013
    ..Similarly, differences in RAS values between pools were determined and compared...
  5. pmc Serum prolactin concentrations as risk factor of metabolic syndrome or type 2 diabetes?
    Lisa Balbach
    Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, University Medicine Greifswald, Ferdinand Sauerbruch Straße, Greifswald, 17475, Germany
    BMC Endocr Disord 13:12. 2013
    ..To investigate potential associations of serum prolactin concentration (PRL) with metabolic syndrome (MetS) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), previously observed in small and selected study samples, in a large population-based cohort...
  6. doi request reprint Association of socioeconomic status with iodine supply and thyroid disorders in northeast Germany
    Henry Volzke
    1 Institute for Community Medicine, University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Thyroid 23:346-53. 2013
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Population imaging as valuable tool for personalized medicine
    H Volzke
    Institute for Community Medicine, University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Clin Pharmacol Ther 92:422-4. 2012
    ....
  8. pmc Multicausality in fatty liver disease: is there a rationale to distinguish between alcoholic and non-alcoholic origin?
    Henry Volzke
    Institute for Community Medicine, University of Greifswald, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    World J Gastroenterol 18:3492-501. 2012
    ..A shift from artificial categories to a more general approach to fatty liver disease as a multicausal disorder may optimize preventive strategies and help clinicians more effectively treat patients at the individual level...
  9. doi request reprint Five-year change in morphological and functional alterations of the thyroid gland: the Study of Health in Pomerania
    Henry Volzke
    Institute for Community Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Thyroid 22:737-46. 2012
    ....
  10. doi request reprint [Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP). Concept, design and selected results]
    H Volzke
    Institut für Community Medicine, SHIP Klinisch Epidemiologische Forschung, Ernst Moritz Arndt Universitat Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Str 48, 17475, Greifswald, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 55:790-4. 2012
    ..After the data collection for SHIP-2 and SHIP-TREND is finished, a comprehensive data set will be available that describes complex interactions of health determinants...
  11. pmc Peripheral endothelial dysfunction is associated with gas exchange inefficiency in smokers
    Sven Glaser
    Medical Faculty of the Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Department of Internal Medicine B Cardiology, Intensive Care, Pulmonary Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Friedrich Loeffler Str, 23, D 17475 Greifswald, Germany
    Respir Res 12:53. 2011
    ....
  12. pmc Thyroid function tests in patients taking thyroid medication in Germany: Results from the population-based Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP)
    Anke Hannemann
    Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Ferdinand Sauerbruch Strasse, 17475 Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Res Notes 3:227. 2010
    ..Using thyroid function tests, we aim to measure the proportions of subjects, who are under- or over-treated with thyroid medication in a previously iodine-deficient area...
  13. pmc Influence of the incremental step size in work rate on exercise response and gas exchange in patients with pulmonary hypertension
    Sven Glaser
    Division of Cardiology and Pneumology, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Pulm Med 8:3. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to compare an individualized NYHA adapted exercise protocol with a fixed standard protocol in patients with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension...
  14. pmc Relation between awareness of circulatory disorders and smoking in a general population health examination
    Ulrich John
    University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487, Germany
    BMC Public Health 6:48. 2006
    ..Little is known about proportions of smokers who maintain smoking after they are aware of a circulatory disorder. The goal was to analyze the extent to which the number of circulatory disorders may be related to being a current smoker...
  15. pmc Reasons for not using smoking cessation aids
    Beatrice Gross
    Institute for Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Public Health 8:129. 2008
    ..Little is known why available SCA are used insufficiently. We therefore investigated the reasons for not using SCA and examined related demographic, smoking behaviour, and motivational variables...
  16. pmc Sedative, hypnotic, anxiolytic and opioid medicament use and its co-occurrence with tobacco smoking and alcohol risk drinking in a community sample
    Ulrich John
    University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Walter Rathenau Str, 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Public Health 7:337. 2007
    ..Prevalence data for SO intake and its co-occurrence with tobacco smoking and alcohol risk drinking considering age are presented...
  17. pmc Self-perceived quality of life predicts mortality risk better than a multi-biomarker panel, but the combination of both does best
    Robin Haring
    Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, University of Greifswald, Ferdinand Sauerbruch Str, Greifswald 17475, Germany
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:103. 2011
    ..Associations between measures of subjective health and mortality risk have previously been shown. We assessed the impact and comparative predictive performance of a multi-biomarker panel on this association...
  18. pmc Gastric inhibitory polypeptide receptor: association analyses for obesity of several polymorphisms in large study groups
    Carla I G Vogel
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    BMC Med Genet 10:19. 2009
    ..We genotyped three GIPR SNPs (rs8111428, rs2302382 and rs1800437) in German families with at least one obese index patient, two case-control studies and two cross-sectional population-based studies...
  19. pmc Predictors of gallstone composition in 1025 symptomatic gallstones from Northern Germany
    Clemens Schafmayer
    Department of General and Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Schleswig Holstein, Campus Kiel, Arnold Heller Str 7, D 24105 Kiel, Germany
    BMC Gastroenterol 6:36. 2006
    ..This study aimed to define patterns of gallstone composition and identify demographic predictors of gallstone composition in a large sample of symptomatic gallstones from Northern Germany...
  20. ncbi request reprint Association between cardiac disorders and a decades-previous history of diphtheria
    H Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Walther Rathenau Strasse 48, 17487, Greifswald, Germany
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 25:651-6. 2006
    ..The findings show that a history of diphtheria several decades previously in a patient is a risk marker for reduced cardiac function and impaired intraventricular conduction in individuals at low risk for these disorders...
  21. ncbi request reprint Review: The association of thyroid dysfunction with all-cause and circulatory mortality: is there a causal relationship?
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:2421-9. 2007
    ..We systematically review studies on the relation of thyroid dysfunction with all-cause and circulatory mortality questioning whether thyroid dysfunction is a causal factor for mortality...
  22. ncbi request reprint Association between serum insulin-like growth factor-I levels and thyroid disorders in a population-based study
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Greifswald, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:4039-45. 2007
    ..The aims of the present study were: 1) to investigate possible associations between serum IGF-I levels and thyroid disorders and 2) to analyze the role of serum IGF binding protein (IGFBP)-3 and TSH levels for these associations...
  23. ncbi request reprint Inverse association between number of teeth and left ventricular mass in women
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Germany
    J Hypertens 25:2035-43. 2007
    ..Left ventricular hypertrophy is a major cardiac sequel of hypertension. With the present study we sought to investigate whether there is also an inverse association between the number of teeth and left ventricular mass (LVM)...
  24. doi request reprint Heart valve sclerosis predicts all-cause and cardiovascular mortality
    Henry Volzke
    Institute for Community Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Atherosclerosis 209:606-10. 2010
    ..We further studied whether a combined presence of AVS and MAC is more strongly associated with mortality than the single items and sought to disclose possible gender differences in the investigated associations...
  25. doi request reprint Reference levels for serum thyroid function tests of diagnostic and prognostic significance
    H Volzke
    Institute for Community Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Germany
    Horm Metab Res 42:809-14. 2010
    ..The upper TSH reference value is lower than recommended when both diagnostic and prognostic significance are considered in the definition of the TSH reference range...
  26. doi request reprint [Clinical relevance of imaging techniques in population-based research]
    H Volzke
    Institut für Community Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt Universitat Greifswald
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 135:1491-6. 2010
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Common variants in the G protein beta3 subunit gene and thyroid disorders in a formerly iodine-deficient population
    Henry Volzke
    Study of Health in Pomerania SHIP Clinical Epidemiological Research, Institute of Community Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald D 17487, Germany
    Thyroid 19:1115-9. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether this common polymorphism affects key parameters of thyroid function and morphology and influences the pathogenesis of thyroid diseases in the general population...
  28. doi request reprint Association between hepatic steatosis and serum IGF1 and IGFBP-3 levels in a population-based sample
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Community Medicine Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine Institute of Physiology Department of Internal Medicine B, University of Greifswald, Greifswald D 17487, Germany
    Eur J Endocrinol 161:705-13. 2009
    ..It is assumed that hepatic steatosis plays a role in the development and progression of the metabolic syndrome and its cardiovascular sequelae. Low serum IGF1 levels might mediate these associations...
  29. doi request reprint Subclinical hyperthyroidism and blood pressure in a population-based prospective cohort study
    Henry Volzke
    SHIP Clinical Epidemiological Research Unit, Institute of Community Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Strasse 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Eur J Endocrinol 161:615-21. 2009
    ..Data from cohort studies have not been available yet. The present study was designed to longitudinally investigate possible associations of subclinical hyperthyroidism with blood pressure, pulse pressure and the risk of hypertension...
  30. doi request reprint Regional differences in the prevalence of left ventricular hypertrophy within Germany
    Henry Volzke
    Institute for Community Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 16:392-400. 2009
    ..We undertook this study to investigate differences in the prevalence of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) between northeast and southwest Germany...
  31. doi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of increased serum lipase levels in a general population
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Pancreas 37:411-7. 2008
    ..There is little information on the prevalence of increased serum lipase levels and its determinants from population-based studies. The present study was performed to provide such information...
  32. doi request reprint Does response bias influence population studies of thyroid disorders?
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Community Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Walther Rathenau Strasse 48, Greifswald, Germany
    Thyroid 18:873-8. 2008
    ..We investigated the potential role of selection bias for studies performed to monitor the iodine supply and prevalence of thyroid disorders...
  33. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility to diphtheria in adults: prevalence and relationship to gender and social variables
    H Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Clin Microbiol Infect 12:961-7. 2006
    ..Women lacked seroprotection more often than men, which might be explained, in part, by gender-specific immune responses following vaccination. There is a need for information campaigns to improve public awareness of these problems...
  34. ncbi request reprint The association between subclinical hyperthyroidism and blood pressure in a population-based study
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    J Hypertens 24:1947-53. 2006
    ..Although evidence for an increased risk of hypertension in both overt hyperthyroidism and overt hypothyroidism is consistent, the relation between subclinical hyperthyroidism and blood pressure has not yet received sufficient attention...
  35. ncbi request reprint The spectrum of thyroid disorders in adult type 1 diabetes mellitus
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 23:227-33. 2007
    ..Our aim was to study the spectrum of thyroid disorders in adult type 1 diabetic subjects and compare them with results obtained from a sample of the general adult population...
  36. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis B and C virus infection and the risk of atherosclerosis in a general population
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Walther Rathenau Street 48, D 17487, Greifswald, Germany
    Atherosclerosis 174:99-103. 2004
    ..Currently it is not clear, whether hepatitis B and C virus infections are associated with the risk of atherosclerosis. The aim of the present analysis was to investigate those relationships in a population sample...
  37. ncbi request reprint Tooth loss is independently associated with the risk of acquired aortic valve sclerosis
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Am Heart J 150:1198-203. 2005
    ..Aortic valve sclerosis (AVS) represents the sum of processes that are similar to the development of atherosclerosis. The present analysis was performed to investigate associations between periodontal disease, tooth loss, and AVS...
  38. ncbi request reprint Renin-angiotensin system and haemostasis gene polymorphisms and outcome after coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Henry Volzke
    Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Int J Cardiol 98:133-9. 2005
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for goiter in a previously iodine-deficient region
    H Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Germany
    Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 113:507-15. 2005
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate such gender-specific risk factors and their interactions in a large population-based sample...
  40. ncbi request reprint Association between thyroid function and gallstone disease
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    World J Gastroenterol 11:5530-4. 2005
    ..To investigate those associations using data of the population-based Study of Health in Pomerania...
  41. ncbi request reprint Thyroid function and carotid wall thickness
    Henry Volzke
    Department of Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:2145-9. 2004
    ..We conclude that there is an independent association between thyroid function and the IMT of the carotid artery...
  42. ncbi request reprint Independent risk factors for gallstone formation in a region with high cholelithiasis prevalence
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Digestion 71:97-105. 2005
    ..Gender-specific risk factors for gallstone formation and their interactions were investigated by using data of the population-based Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP)...
  43. doi request reprint Subjects with sonographical hepatic steatosis should be excluded from studies to establish upper reference levels of serum transaminases
    Henry Volzke
    Institute for Community Medicine, Unit Study of Health in Pomerania Clinical Epidemiological Research, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Liver Int 31:985-93. 2011
    ..We sought to establish URL in a general adult population by not only generating a disease-free population but also further excluding subjects with ultrasonographical diagnosis of hepatic steatosis...
  44. ncbi request reprint Hepatic steatosis is associated with an increased risk of carotid atherosclerosis
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    World J Gastroenterol 11:1848-53. 2005
    ..The aim of the present study has been to investigate those relationships...
  45. ncbi request reprint Interaction between factor V Leiden and serum LDL cholesterol increases the risk of atherosclerosis
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Atherosclerosis 180:341-7. 2005
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Putative association between anti-Borrelia IgG and autoimmune thyroid disease?
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University Greifswald, Germany
    Thyroid 15:1273-7. 2005
    ..There is no association between the exposure to Borrelia as defined by anti-Borrelia IgG and the risk of AITD. It seems unlikely that Borrelia species represent a relevant causal factor for AITD...
  47. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of undiagnosed thyroid disorders in a previously iodine-deficient area
    Henry Volzke
    Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Thyroid 13:803-10. 2003
    ..The aim of the present study was to analyze the current status of morphologic and functional thyroid abnormalities in a previously iodine-deficient area...
  48. ncbi request reprint Present status of outcome prediction of invasive coronary treatment by using genetic markers
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Hum Mutat 27:307-22. 2006
    ..Thus, there is still a need for further high-quality studies designed to investigate the specific contribution of genetic factors to the outcome after invasive coronary interventions...
  49. ncbi request reprint Thyroid function and serum ferritin levels: the study of health in Pomerania
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Thyroid 16:681-6. 2006
    ..The aim of the present analysis was to investigate an association between thyroid function and serum ferritin levels. We hypothesized low serum thyrotropin to be related to high serum ferritin levels...
  50. ncbi request reprint Outcome after coronary artery bypass graft surgery, coronary angioplasty and stenting
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Int J Cardiol 116:46-52. 2007
    ..We undertook this prospective observational study to investigate the long-term prognosis after balloon angioplasty (PTCA), coronary stenting (CS) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  51. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the relation between number of teeth and systolic blood pressure
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Germany
    J Hypertens 24:1257-63. 2006
    ..The present study was designed to investigate whether there is an association between the number of teeth and arterial pressure or hypertension...
  52. ncbi request reprint Reference intervals of serum thyroid function tests in a previously iodine-deficient area
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Germany
    Thyroid 15:279-85. 2005
    ..We undertook the present study to establish reference data for serum thyroid function tests in a previously iodine-deficient area...
  53. ncbi request reprint Occupational exposure to ionizing radiation is associated with autoimmune thyroid disease
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:4587-92. 2005
    ..The thyroid gland is a potential target organ for radiation-related damage...
  54. 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...
  55. ncbi request reprint Preoperative plasma fibrinogen levels predict mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting
    Henry Volzke
    Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Walther Rathenau Strasse 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Thromb Haemost 89:885-91. 2003
    ..We conclude, that elevated preoperative plasma fibrinogen levels, but not the beta-fibrinogen -455 G/A genotype predict the total mortality after CABG operation...
  56. ncbi request reprint Factor V Leiden and the risk of stillbirth in a German population
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Thromb Haemost 90:429-33. 2003
    ..In conclusion, there is no association between the factor V Leiden mutation and the risk of stillbirth in a representative population sample...
  57. ncbi request reprint Candidate genetic markers and the risk of restenosis after coronary angioplasty
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Walther Rathenau Strasse 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Clin Sci (Lond) 106:35-42. 2004
    ....
  58. doi request reprint Mendelian randomization suggests non-causal associations of testosterone with cardiometabolic risk factors and mortality
    R Haring
    Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, University Medicine Greifswald, Ferdinand Sauerbruch Strasse, Greifswald, Germany
    Andrology 1:17-23. 2013
    ....
  59. doi request reprint Plasma aldosterone levels and aldosterone-to-renin ratios are associated with endothelial dysfunction in young to middle-aged subjects
    A Hannemann
    Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Atherosclerosis 219:875-9. 2011
    ....
  60. doi request reprint The association of thyroid function with carotid artery plaque burden and strokes in a population-based sample from a previously iodine-deficient area
    Marcus Dorr
    Department of Cardiology, Institute for Community Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, 17475 Greifswald, Germany
    Eur J Endocrinol 159:145-52. 2008
    ..Thyroid dysfunction is associated with detrimental cardiovascular effects. We analyzed whether thyroid status is related to carotid artery plaques and prevalent strokes...
  61. pmc Relation between psychological strain and carotid atherosclerosis in a general population
    B Wolff
    Klinik für Innere Medizin B, Ernst Moritz Arndt Universitat Greifswald, Friedrich Loeffler Strasse 23 a, 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Heart 91:460-4. 2005
    ..To investigate the hypothesis that psychological strain is related to carotid atherosclerosis in a large general population sample...
  62. doi request reprint Association between glycosylated haemoglobin A(1c) and endothelial function in an adult non-diabetic population
    Roberto Lorbeer
    Institute for Community Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Germany
    Atherosclerosis 217:358-63. 2011
    ..To investigate the impact of long-term glucose homeostasis on endothelial function in an adult non-diabetic population, we analysed the association of serum HbA(1c) levels with endothelial function...
  63. doi request reprint Association of serum IGF1 with endothelial function: results from the population-based study of health in Pomerania
    Klaus Empen
    Department of Cardiology, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Eur J Endocrinol 163:617-23. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze the association between serum IGF1 as well as IGF-binding protein 3 (IGFBP3) levels and endothelial function measured by flow-mediated dilation (FMD)...
  64. doi request reprint Screening for primary aldosteronism in hypertensive subjects: results from two German epidemiological studies
    A Hannemann
    Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Ferdinand Sauerbruch Strasse, D 17475 Greifswald, Germany
    Eur J Endocrinol 167:7-15. 2012
    ..We further examined the frequency of positive screening results in subjects with resistant hypertension or stage III hypertension and assessed possible disparities between untreated and treated hypertensive subjects...
  65. ncbi request reprint Mental and physical complaints in thyroid disorders in the general population
    H J Grabe
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Stralsund, Germany
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 112:286-93. 2005
    ..To test the hypothesis that untreated overt and subclinical thyroid disorders and autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT) are associated with mental and physical complaints in the general population...
  66. doi request reprint Reference intervals for aldosterone, renin, and the aldosterone-to-renin ratio in the population-based Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP-1)
    A Hannemann
    Institut fur Klinische Chemie und Laboratoriumsmedizin, Ernst Moritz Arndt Universitat Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Horm Metab Res 42:392-9. 2010
    ..We confirm that PAC and PRC are associated with various factors, including sex, age, intake of estrogen, and various antihypertensive medications...
  67. doi request reprint Total and cardiovascular disease mortality predicted by metabolic syndrome is inferior relative to its components
    R Haring
    Institute for Community Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Germany
    Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 118:685-91. 2010
    ..This study examined the predictive role of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its single components for total and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality...
  68. doi request reprint Smoking prevalence in Type 2 diabetes: results of the Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP) and the German National Health Interview and Examination Survey (GNHIES)
    S Schipf
    Institute for Community Medicine, SHIP Clinical Epidemiological Research, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Diabet Med 26:791-7. 2009
    ..The aim of our analysis was to determine smoking prevalence in adults with Type 2 diabetes mellitus using data from the two population-based studies in Germany...
  69. pmc β-blocker therapy and heart rate control during exercise testing in the general population: role of a common G-protein β-3 subunit variant
    Marcus Dorr
    Department of Internal Medicine B, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Friedrich Loeffler Str 23 a, D 17475 Greifswald, Germany
    Pharmacogenomics 11:1209-21. 2010
    ..We analyzed whether common variants (rs5443/C825T and rs5442/G814A) in the G-protein β3 subunit (GNB3) gene modulate interindividual variation in β-blocker responses with respect to HR...
  70. ncbi request reprint Associations of carotid intima-media thickness, tobacco smoking and overweight with hearing disorder in a general population sample
    U John
    University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Germany
    Atherosclerosis 195:e144-9. 2007
    ..8, 95% confidence interval 1.0-3.2). Cigarettes per day and waist circumference were related to CIMT but not to hearing disorder. The findings suggest a positive association between CIMT and hearing disorder...
  71. doi request reprint Associations of anthropometric parameters with serum TSH, prolactin, IGF-I, and testosterone levels: results of the study of health in Pomerania (SHIP)
    N Friedrich
    1Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Germany
    Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 118:266-73. 2010
    ..These sex-specific differences should be noted in studies regarding hormones and obesity...
  72. doi request reprint Association of IGF-I and the IGF-I/IGFBP-3 ratio with plasma aldosterone levels in the general population
    A Hannemann
    Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Horm Metab Res 44:228-33. 2012
    ..We conclude that, serum IGF-I and the IGF-I/IGFBP-3 ratio are associated with plasma aldosterone levels in women but not in men from the general population...
  73. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in thyroid dysfunction
    M Dorr
    Department of Internal Medicine B, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Minerva Endocrinol 30:199-216. 2005
    ..Further randomized clinical studies and population-based cohort-studies are required and should consider major cardiovascular risk factors and adverse cardiovascular events and mortality...
  74. doi request reprint Estimation of psycholeptic and psychoanaleptic medicine use in an adult general population sample using the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical classification
    U John
    Medical Faculty, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 17:220-31. 2008
    ..It is concluded that considerable proportions of individuals with current PM use exist although lower than may be expected on the basis of the number of individuals with mental disorder in the general population...
  75. ncbi request reprint Inverse association between periodontitis and respiratory allergies
    N Friedrich
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Germany
    Clin Exp Allergy 36:495-502. 2006
    ..Periodontitis is an infection with systemic effects and a high prevalence among adults. In the aetiology of allergic diseases the hygiene hypothesis claims that infections in early infancy may protect against allergic diseases...
  76. doi request reprint Effects of immunoadsorption and subsequent immunoglobulin G substitution on cardiopulmonary exercise capacity in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy
    Lars R Herda
    Klinik für Innere Medizin B, Ernst Moritz Arndt Universitat, Greifswald, Germany
    Am Heart J 159:809-16. 2010
    ..The present study investigated the influence of immunoadsorption with subsequent immunoglobulin G substitution (IA/IgG) on cardiopulmonary exercise capacity in patients with DCM...
  77. doi request reprint The effect of catechol-O-methyltransferase polymorphisms on pain is modified by depressive symptoms
    C Schwahn
    Unit of Oral and Systemic Diseases, Department of Prosthodontics, Gerodontology and Dental Materials, Center of Oral Health, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Eur J Pain 16:878-89. 2012
    ..Psychological factors such as personal conflicts, life stress and depression, are well known to be associated with onset, severity and chronicity of pain disorders...
  78. doi request reprint Regional differences in the prevalence of known Type 2 diabetes mellitus in 45-74 years old individuals: results from six population-based studies in Germany (DIAB-CORE Consortium)
    S Schipf
    Institute for Community Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Diabet Med 29:e88-95. 2012
    ..We analysed regional variations in the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes and treatment with antidiabetic agents...
  79. ncbi request reprint Smoking status, obesity and hypertension in a general population sample: a cross-sectional study
    U John
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    QJM 99:407-15. 2006
    ..In some studies, hypertension is more common in never and former smokers than in current smokers...
  80. doi request reprint All-cause mortality and serum insulin-like growth factor I in primary care patients
    N Friedrich
    Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Germany
    Growth Horm IGF Res 21:102-6. 2011
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess the relation of IGF-I levels with all-cause mortality in a prospective study...
  81. doi request reprint Comparison of rotational with conventional coronary angiography
    Klaus Empen
    Department of Cardiology, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Am Heart J 160:552-63. 2010
    ..Rotation of the C-arm during CA could provide similar diagnostic accuracy and lower radiation exposure and contrast medium consumption...
  82. doi request reprint The growth hormone--IGF-I axis as a mediator for the association between FTO variants and body mass index: results of the Study of Health in Pomerania
    D Rosskopf
    Department of Pharmacology, Center for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Int J Obes (Lond) 35:364-72. 2011
    ..FTO is highly expressed in the hypothalamus and also in the pituitary gland. The decrease in growth hormone (GH) secretion is known to cause a decrease in lean body mass in older subjects...
  83. ncbi request reprint No influence of atopic diseases on antibody titres following tetanus, diphtheria and hepatitis B immunisation among adults
    N Friedrich
    Institute of Community Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Strasse 48, Greifswald, Germany
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 26:887-94. 2007
    ..We conclude that there is no reduced immune response related to antibody production following immunisations against tetanus, diphtheria and hepatitis B in adults with atopic diseases...
  84. doi request reprint [Whole-body MRI in the study of health in Pomerania]
    R Puls
    Institut für Community Medicine und Institut für Diagnostische Radiologie und Neuroradiologie, Klinikum der Ernst Moritz Arndt Universität, Greifswald, Deutschland
    Radiologe 51:379-83. 2011
    ..Whole-body MRI offers the possibility to evaluate parameters, such as the amount of visceral and liver fat and can contribute to further conclusions on these common diseases...
  85. ncbi request reprint The angiotensinogen gene 235T variant is associated with an increased risk of restenosis after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
    H Volzke
    Clinic of Internal Medicine B, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Clin Sci (Lond) 99:19-25. 2000
    ..We conclude that the angiotensinogen M235T gene polymorphism may be an independent predictor of restenosis after PTCA...
  86. doi request reprint Prospective association of low serum total testosterone levels with health care utilization and costs in a population-based cohort of men
    R Haring
    Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Int J Androl 33:800-9. 2010
    ..Cost-effectiveness studies of available treatments are necessary to identify benefits for physicians, patients and health care system as a whole...
  87. ncbi request reprint Effects of immunoadsorption on the nt-BNP and nt-ANP plasma levels of patients suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy
    Alexander Staudt
    Klinik für Innere Medizin B, Ernst Moritz Arndt Universitat, Greifswald, Germany
    Ther Apher Dial 10:42-8. 2006
    ..05. The improvement of left ventricular function during IA is accompanied by a reduction of nt-BNP and nt-ANP plasma levels in patients with DCM...
  88. doi request reprint Prevalence of risk determinants for metformin-associated lactic acidosis and metformin utilization in the study of health in pomerania
    S Runge
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Department of Internal Medicine B Cardiology, Pneumology, Intensive Care Medicine, Greifswald, Germany
    Horm Metab Res 40:491-7. 2008
    ..Risk determinants need to be revised. A more practical definition of risk determinants would improve prescription adherence...
  89. doi request reprint The androgen receptor CAG repeat polymorphism as a risk factor of low serum testosterone and its cardiometabolic effects in men
    R Haring
    Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Int J Androl 35:511-20. 2012
    ..The added clinical value of a combined assessment of CAG repeat length and serum TT concentrations merits further investigation...
  90. ncbi request reprint Systemic iodine absorption after preoperative antisepsis using povidone-iodine in cataract surgery-- an open controlled study
    H Below
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, DE 17478 Greifswald, Germany
    Dermatology 212:41-6. 2006
    ..Presently, periorbital skin antisepsis with PVP-I cannot be recommended until data on thyroid metabolism in the population have been collected and evaluated, especially in a region currently or previously deficient in iodine...
  91. ncbi request reprint Mental and physical distress is modulated by a polymorphism in the 5-HT transporter gene interacting with social stressors and chronic disease burden
    H J Grabe
    Department of Psychiatry, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Klinikum der Hansestadt Stralsund, Rostocker Chaussee 70, 18437 Stralsund, Germany
    Mol Psychiatry 10:220-4. 2005
    ..The relevance of this finding is sustained by the fact that the sample characteristics and the risk structure were highly different from previous studies...
  92. ncbi request reprint Role of immunoglobulin G3 subclass in dilated cardiomyopathy: results from protein A immunoadsorption
    Alexander Staudt
    Klinik für Innere Medizin B, Ernst Moritz Arndt Universitat, Greifswald, Germany
    Am Heart J 150:729-36. 2005
    ..A recent study revealed that IA with protein A columns does not effectively remove IgG3 and does not induce hemodynamic improvement in DCM...