and completed dissertations






Assimes, T.L., Hólm, H., Kathiresan, S., Reilly, M.P., Thorleifsson, G., Voight, B.F., Erdmann, J., Willenborg, C., Wichmann, H.E., Meisinger, C., Quertermous, T. et al.: Lack of association between the Trp719Arg polymorphism in kinesin-like protein-6 and coronary artery disease in 19 case-control studies. J Am Coll Cardiol 56(19), 1552-63 (2010)

Barbalic, M, Dupuis, J., Dehghan, A., Bis, J.C., Hoogeveen, R., Schnabel, R., Nambi, V., Bretler, M., Smith, N., Peters, A., Lu, C., Tracy, R., Aleksic, N., Heeriga, J., Keaney, J., Rice, K., Lip, G., Vasan, R., Glazer, N., Larson, M., Uitterlinden, A., Yamamoto, J., Durda, P., Haritunians, T., Psaty, B.M., Boerwinkle, E., Hofman, A., Koenig, W., Benjamin, E. et al.: Large-scale genomic studies reveal central role of ABO in sP-selectin and sICAM-1 levels. Hum Mol Genet 19(9), 1863-1872 (2010)

Baumeister, S.E., Böger, C.A., Krämer, B.K., Döring, A., Eheberg, D., Fischer, B., John, J., Koenig, W., Meisinger, C., KORA Study Group*: Effect of Chronic Kidney Disease and Comorbid Conditions on Health Care Costs: A 10-Year Observational Study in a General Population. Am J Nephrol 31, 222-229 (2010a)
Baumeister, S.E., Dörr, M., Radke, D.Nauck, M., John, U., Marschall, P., Fleßa, S., Schmidt, C.O., Alte, D., Völzke, H.: Predictive modeling of health care costs: do cardiovascular risk markers improve prediction? Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehab 17, 355-362 (2010b)

Baumert, J., Ladwig, K.H., Ruf, E., Meisinger, C., Döring, A., Wichmann, H.E., KORA Investigators*: Determinants of Heavy Cigarette Smoking: Are There Differences in Men and Women? Results From the Population-Based MONICA/KORA Augsburg Surveys. Nicotine Tobacco Res 12(12), 1220-1227 (2010a)
Baumert, J., Schmidt, M., Kunte, C., Volkenandt, M., Ruzicka, T., Berking, C., Schmid-Wendtner, M.H.: Plantar Melanoma: Is the Prognosis Always Bad? Dermatology Surgery 36:8, 1325-1327 (2010b)

Birmili, W., Heinke, K., Pitz, M., Matschullat, J., Wiedensohler, A., Cyrys, J., Wichmann, H.E., Peters, A.: Particle number size distributions in urban air before and after volatilization. Atmos Chem Phys 10, 4643-4660 (2010)

Blankenberg, S., Zeller, T., Saarela, O., Havulinna, A.S., Kee, F., Tunstall-Pedoe, H., Kuulasmaa, K., Yarnell, J., Schnabel, R.B., Wild, P.S., Münzel, T.F., Lackner, K.J., Tiret, L., Evans, A., Salomaa, V., and for the MORGAM Project (with Peters, A.): Contribution of 30 Biomarkers to 10-Year Cardiovascular Risk Estimation in 2 Population Cohorts: The MONICA, Risk, Genetics, Archiving, and Monograph (MORGAM) Biomarker Project. Circulation 121, 2388-2397 (2010)

Brook, R.D., Rajagopalan, S., Pope, A., Brook, J.R., Bhatnagar, A., Diez-Roux, A.V., Holguin, F., Hong, Y., Luepker, R.V., Mittleman, M.A., Peters, A., Siscovick, D., Smith, S.C., Whitsel. L., Kaufman, J.D.*, and on behalf of the American Heart Association Council on, Epidemiology and Prevention, Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular, Disease, and Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism: Particulate Matter Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease: An Update to the Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation 121, 2331-2378 (2010)

Brüske, I., Hampel, R., Socher, M.M., Rückerl, R., Schneider, A., Heinrich, J., Oberdörster, G., Wichmann, H.E., Peters, A.: Impact of ambient air pollution on the differential white blood cell count in patients with chronic pulmonary disease. Inhalation Toxicology 22(3), 245-252 (2010)

Cyrys, J., Peters, A., Wichmann, H.E.: Was bringen die Umweltzonen für die Gesundheit? Gesundheitswesen 72, 192 (2010)

D`Ippoliti, D., Michelozzi, P., Marino, C., de`Donato, F., Menne, B., Katsouyanni, K., Kirchmayer, U., Analitis, A., Medina-Ramon, M., Paldy, A., Atkonson, R., Kovats, S., Bisanti, L., Schneider, A., Lefranc, A., Iniguez, C., Perucci, C.A.: The impact of heat waves on mortality in 9 European cities: results from the EuroHEAT project. Environ Health 9(1):37 (2010)

Dupuis, J., Langenberg, C., Prokopenko, I., Saxena, R., Soranzo, N., Jackson, A.U., Wheeler, E., Glazer, N.L., Bouatia-Naji, N., Grallert, H., Gieger, C., Meisinger, C., …, Thorand, B., DIAGRAM Consortium (with Huth, C., Klopp, N.), Wichmann, H.E., Illig, T., Barroso, I. for the MAGIC investigators et al.: New genetic loci implicated in fasting glucose homeostasis and their impact on type 2 diabetes risk. Nature Genetics 42(2), 105-116 (2010)

Eijgelsheim, M., Newton-Cheh, C.H., Sotoodehnia, N., de Bakker, P.I.W., Mueller, M., Morrison, A., Smith, A.V., Estrada, K., Hwang, S.J., Bis, J.C., Rückert, I.M., Alonso, A., Launer, L.J., Isaacs, A., Sanna, S., Gieger, C., Peters, A., Wichmann, H.E., O´Donnell, C.J. et al.: Genome-wide association analysis identifies multiple loci related to resting heart rate. Hum Mol Genet 19(19), 3885-3894 (2010)

Elks, C.E., Perry, J.R.B., Sulem, P., Chasman, D.I., Franceschini, N., He, C., Lunetta, K.L., Visser, J.A., Byrne, E.M., Cousminer, D.L., Gudbjartson, D.F., Esko, T., Feenstra, B., Hottenga, J.J., Albrecht, E., Döring, A., Gieger, C., Illig, T., Wichmann, H.E. et al.: Thirty new loci for age at menarche identified by a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies. Nat Genet 42(12), 1077-1085 (2010)

Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration* (with Döring, A., Meisinger, C.), Sarwar, N., Gao, P., Seshasai, S.R., Gobin, R., Kaptoge, S., Di Anelantonio, E., Ingelsson, E., Lawlor, D.A., Selvin, E., Stampfer, M., Stehouwer, C.D., Lewington, S., Pennells, L., Thompson, A., Sattar, N., White, I.R., Ray, K.K., Danesh, J.: Diabetes mellitus, fasting blood glucose concentration, and risk of vascular disease: a collaborative meta-analysis of 102 prospective studies. Lancet 375(9733), 2215-22 (2010)

Gauwerky, K.J., Kunte, C., Geimer, T., Baumert, J., Flaig, M.J., Ruzicka, T., Schmid-Wendtner, M.H., Berking, C.: The Outcome of Patients with Melanoma Is Not Associated with the Time Point of Lymphatic Mapping with Respect to Excisional Biopsy of the Primary Tumor. Dermatology 220, 355-362 (2010)
Grallert, H., Herder, C., Marzi, C., Meisinger, C., Wichmann, H.E., Rathmann, W., Illig, T.: Association of Genetic Variation in KCNQ1 with Type 2 Diabetes in the KORA Surveys. Horm Metab Research 42, 149-151 (2010)

Guthold, R., Cowan, M.J., Autenrieth, C.S., Kann, L., Riley, L.M.: Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Among Schoolchildren: A 34-Country Comparison. J Pediatr 157, 43-49 (2010)

Hampel, R., Breitner, S., Rückerl, R., Frampton, M.W., Koenig, W., Phipps, R.P., Wichmann, H.E., Peters, A., Schneider, A.: Air temperature and inflammatory and coagulation responses in patients with coronary or pulmonary diseases during the winter season. Occup Environ Med 67, 408-416 (2010a)

Hampel, R., Schneider, A., Brüske, I., Zareba, W., Cyrys, J., Rückerl, R., Breitner, S., Korb, H., Sunyer, J., Wichmann, H.E., Peters, A.: Altered Cardiac Repolarization in Association with Air Pollution and Air Temperature in Myocardial Infarction Survivors. Environ Health Perspect 118, 1755-1761 (2010b)

Hannemann, A., Friedrich, N., Lüdemann, J., Völzke, H., Rettig, R., Peters, J., Döring, A., Nauck, M., Wallaschofski, H.: Reference Intervals for Aldosterone,
Renin, and the Aldosterone-to-Renin Ratio in the Population-based Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP-1). Horm Metab Res 42, 392-399 (2010)

Hänninen, O., Brüske-Hohlfeld, I., Loh, M., Stoeger, T., Kreyling, W., Schmid, O., Peters, A.: Occupational and consumer risk estimates for nanoparticles emitted by laser printers. J Nanopart Res 12, 91-99 (2010)

Haring, R., Baumeister, S.E., Volzke, H., Kohlmann, T., Marschall, P., Flessa, S., Nauck, M., Wallaschofski, H.: Prospective association of low serum total testosterone levels with health care utilization and costs in a population based cohort of men. Int. J. Androl. 33, 800 809 (2010)

Hausteiner, C., Klupsch, D., Emeny, R., Baumert, J., Ladwig, K.H., for the KORA Investigators: Clustering of Negative Affectivity and Social Inhibition in the Community: Prevalence of Type D Personality as a Cardiovascular Risk Marker. Psychosomatic Medicine 72, 163-171 (2010)

Heid, I.M., Henneman, P., Hicks, A., Coassin, S., Winkler, T., Aulchenko, Y.S., Fuchsberger, C., Song, K., Hivert, M.F., Waterworth, D.M., Timpson, N.J., Richards, B., Perry, J.R.B., Tanaka, T., Amin, N., Kollerits, B., Pichler, I., Oostra, B.A., Thorand, B., Frants, R.R., Illig, T., Dupuis, J., Glaser, B., v. Dujn, C.M.: Clear detection of ADIPOQ locus as the major gene for plasma adinopectin: Results of genome-wide association analyses including 4659 European individuals. Atherosclerosis 208, 412-420 (2010a)

Holz, T., Thorand, B., Döring, A., Schneider, A., Meisinger, C., Koenig, W.: Markers of Inflammation and Weight Change in Middle-Aged Adults: Results from the Prospective MONICA/KORA S3/F3 Study. Obesity (Silver Springs) 18, 2347-2353 (2010)

Holzapfel, C., Grallert, H., Huth, C., Wahl, S., Fischer, B., Döring, A., Rückert, I.M., Hinney, A., Hebebrand, J., Wichmann, H.E., Hauner, H.*, Illig, T., Heid, I.M.: Genes and lifestyle factors in obesity: results from 12 462 subjects from MONICA/KORA. Int J Obes (Lond) 34(10), 1538-1545 (2010)

Kandler, U.: Long-term mortality after first Acute Myocardial Infarction in the light of changing therapeutic guidelines and diagnostic criteria between 1995 and 2003 Analysis of the MONICA/KORA Coronary Event Registry, Augsburg, Southern Germany. Regensburg: S. Roderer Verlag, 58 S. (2010)

Karakas, M., Baumert, J., Greven, S., Rückerl, R., Peters, A., Koenig, W.: Reproducibility in Serial C-Reactive Protein and Interleukin-6 Measurements in Post-Myocardial Infarction Patients: Results from the AIRGENE Study. Clin Chemistry 56:5, 861-864 (2010)

Karakas, M., Zierer, A., Herder, C., Baumert, J., Meisinger, C., Koenig, W., Thorand, B.: Leptin, adiponectin, their ratio and risk of coronary heart disease: Results from the MONICA/KORA Augsburg Study 1984-2002. Atherosclerosis 209, 220-225 (2010)

Kempf, K., Rose, B., Illig, T., Rathmann, W., Strassburger, K., Thorand, B., Meisinger, C., Wichmann, H.E., Herder, C., Vollmert, C.: Vaspin (SERPINA12) Genotypes and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: Results from the MONICA/KORA studies. Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 118, 184-189 (2010)

Kirchberger, I., Meisinger, C., Seidl, H., Wende, R., Kuch, B., Holle, R.*: Nurse-based case management for aged patients with myocardial infarction: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Med Geriatr 10:29, 1-8 (2010)

Köttgen, A., Pattaro, C., Böger, C.A., Fuchsberger, C., Olden, M., Glazer, N.L., Parsa, A., Gao, X., Yang, Q., Smith, A.V., O´Connel, J.R., Li, M., Schmidt, H., Tanaka, T., Isaacs, A., Ketkar, S., Hwang, S.J., Johnson, A.D., Dehghan, A., Teumer, A., Paré, G., Atkinson, E.J., Zeller, T., Lohman, K., Illig, T., Klopp, N., Meisinger, C., Wichmann, H.E., Heid, I.M., Fox, C.S. et al.: New loci associated with kidney function and chronic kidney disease. Nat Genet 42(5), 376-384 (2010)

Kowall, B., Meisinger, C., Rathmann, W.: Ein neu entwickelter Risiko-Score zur Prädiktion des Typ 2-Diabetes in der älteren Bevölkerung. Der Diabetologe 6, 2-4 (2010a)

Kowall, B., Rathmann, W., Strassburger, K., Heier, M., Holle, R.*, Thorand, B., Giani, G., Peters, A., Meisinger, C.: Association of passive and active smoking with incident type 2 diabetes mellitus in the elderly population: the KORA S4/F4 cohort study. Eur J Epidemiol 25, 393-402 (2010b)

Kuch, B., von Scheidt, W., Kling, B., Ehmann, A., Greschik, C., Meisinger, C.: Are There Options to Prevent Early Occurring Deaths in Acute Myocardial Infarction: Prospective Evaluation of All <24 h In-Hospital Deaths, 2004-2006 – The MONICA/ KORA Augsburg Infarction Registry. Cardiology 116, 237-244 (2010)

Kunte, C., Geimer, T., Baumert, J., Konz, B., Volkenandt, M., Flaig, M., Ruzicka, T., Berking, C., Schmid-Wendtner, M.H.: Prognostic factors associated with sentinel lymph node positivity and effect of sentinel status on survival: An analysis of 1, 049 patients with cutaneous melanoma. Melanoma Research 20, 330-337 (2010)

Lacruz, M.E., Emeny, R.T., Bickel, H., Cramer, B., Kurz, A., Bidlingmaier, M., Huber, D., Klug, G., Peters, A., Ladwig, K.H.: Mental health in the aged: prevalence, covariates and related neuroendocrine, cardiovascular and inflammatory factors of successful aging. BMC Med Res 10:36, 1-8 (2010)

Ladwig, K.H., Klupsch, D., Meisinger, C., Baumert, J., Erazo, N., Schneider, A., Wichmann, H.E., the KORA Investigators: Gender Differences in Risk Assessment of Death Wishes and Suicidal Ideation in the Community Results From the KORA Augsburg F3 Study With 3079 Men and Women, 35 to 84 Years of Age. J Nerv Ment Disease 198(1), 52-58 (2010a)

Ladwig, K.H., Marten-Mittag, B., Lacruz, M.E., Henningsen, P., Creed, F., the MONICA KORA Investigators: Screening for multiple somatic complaints in a population-based survey: Does excessive symptom reporting capture the concept of somatic symptom disorders? Findings from the MONICA-KORA Cohort Study. J Psychosom Res 68, 427-437 (2010b)

Ladwig, K.H., Ronel, J., Baumert, J., Kolb, C.: Psychische Komorbidität und Lebensqualität bei Patienten mit implantierbarem Kardioverter/ Defibrillator (ICD). Herzschr Elektrophys 21, 129-136 (2010c)

Lederbogen, F., Kühner, C., Kirschbaum, C., Meisinger, C., Lammich, J., Holle, R.*, Krumm, B., von Lengerke, T., Wichmann, H.E., Deuschle, M., Ladwig, K.H.: Salivary cortisol in a middle-aged community sample: results from 990 men and women of the KORA-F3 Augsburg study. Eur J Endocrinol 163, 443-451 (2010)

Linsel-Nitschke, P., Heeren, J., Aherrahrou, Z., Bruse, P., Gieger, C., Illig, T., Prokisch, H., Heim, K., Döring, A., Peters, A., Meitinger, T.*, Wichmann, H.E., Hinney, A., Reinehr, T., Roth, C., Ortlepp, J.R., Soufi, M., Sattler, A.M., Schaefer, J., Stark, K., Hengstenberg, C., Schaefer, A. et al.: Genetic variation at chromosome 1p13.3 affects sortilin mRNA expression, cellular LDL-uptake and serum LDL levels which translates to the risk of coronary artery disease. Atherosclerosis 208, 183-189 (2010)

Lubitz, S.A., Sinner, M.F., Lunetta, K.L., Makino, S., Pfeufer, A.*, Rahman, R., Veltman, C.E., Barnard, J., Bis, J.C., Danik, S.P., Sonni, A., Shea, M.A., del Monte, F., Perz, S.*, Müller, M., Peters, A., Luotola, K., Pietilä, A., Alanne, M., Lanki, T., Loo, B.M., Jula, A., Perola, M., Peters, A., Zeller, T., Blankenberg, S., Salomaa, V. for the Health 2000, FINRISK97 and AIRGENE Study Groups: Genetic variation of the interleukin-1 family and nongenetic factors determining the interleukin-1 receptor antagonist phenotypes determining the interleukin-1 receptor antagonist phenotypes. Metabolism Clin Exp 59, 1520-1527 (2010)

Markus, M.R.P., Stritzke, J., Siewert, U., Lieb, W., Luchner, A., Döring, A., Keil, U., Hense, H.W., Schunkert, H., the MONICA/KORA Investigators: Variation in body composition determines long-term blood pressure changes in pre-hypertension The MONICA/KORA (Monitoring Trends and Determinants on Cardiovascular Diseases/ Cooperative Research in the Region of Augsburg) cohort study. J Am Coll Cardiol 56(1), 65-76 (2010)

Marzi, C., Albrecht, E., Hysi, P., Lagou, V., Waldenberger, M., Tönjes, A., Prokopenko, I., Heim, K., Blackburn, H., Ried, J.S., Kleber, M.E., Mangino, M., Thorand, B., Peters, A., Grallert, H., Geistlinger, L., Wichmann, H.E., Illig, T., Gieger, C. et al.: Genome-Wide Association Study Identifies Two Novel Regions at 11p15.5-p13 and 1p31 with Major Impact on Acute-Phase Serum Amyloid A. PLoS Genetics 6(11):e1001213, 1-8 (2010)

Meisinger, C., Beck, J., Heier, M., Hörmann, A., Kuch, B., Sietas, G., Koenig, W., the KORA Study Group: Myocardial infarction and incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Is admission blood glucose an independent predictor for future type 2 diabetes mellitus? Am Heart J 159(2), 258-263 (2010a)

Meisinger, C., Heier, M., von Scheidt, W., Kirchberger, I., Hörmann, A., Kuch, B.: Gender-Specific Short and Long-Term Mortality in Diabetic Versus Nondiabetic Patients With Incident Acute Myocardial Infarction in the Reperfusion Era (the MONICA/KORA Myocardial Infarction Registry). Am J Cardiol 106, 1680-1684 (2010b)

Meisinger, C., Strassburger, K., Heier, M., Thorand, B., Baumeister, S.E., Giani, G., Rathmann, W.: Prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes and impaired glucose regulation in 35–59-year-old individuals in Southern Germany: the KORA F4 Study. Diabetic Medicine 27, 360-362 (2010c)

Mustalahti, K., Catassi, C., Reunanen, A., Fabiani, E., Heier, M., McMillan, S., Murray, L., Metzger, M.H., Gasparin, M., Bravi, E., Mäki, M., and the members of the Coeliac EU Cluster, Epidemiology: The prevalence of celiac disease in Europe: Results of a centralized, international mass screening project. Ann Med 42, 587-595 (2010)

Perna, L., Thien-Seitz, U., Ladwig, K.H., Meisinger, C., Mielck, A.*: Socio-economic differences in life expectancy among persons with diabetes mellitus or myocardial infarction: results from the German MONICA/KORA study. BMC Public Health 10:135, 1-11 (2010)

Perz, S.*, Küfner, R., Englmeier, K.H.*, Meisinger, C., Kääb, S., Sinner, M.F., Wichmann, H.E.: Quality of Electrocardiographic Records in Population Studies: What Can we Achieve? Computing Cardiology 37, 705-708 (2010)

Putaud, J.P., Van Dingenen, R., Alastuey, A, Bauer, H., Birmili, W., Cyrys, J., Flentje, H., Fuzzi, S., Gehrig, R., Hansson, H.C., Harrison, R.M., Herrmann, H., Hitzenberger, R., Hüglin, C., Jones, A.M., Kasper-Giebl, A., Kiss, G., Kousa, A., Kuhlbusch, T.A.J., Löschau, G., Maenhaut, W., Molnar, A., Pitz, M., Raes, F. et al.: A European aerosol phenomenology – 3: Physical and chemical characteristics of particulate matter from 60 rural, urban, and kerbside sites across Europe. Atmospheric Environment 44, 1308-1320 (2010)

Qi, L., Cornelis, M.C., Kraft, P., Stanya, K.J., Kao, W.H.L., Pankow, J.S., Dupuis, J., Florez, J.C., Fox, C.S., Paré, G., Sun, Q., Girman, C.J., Laurie, C.C., Mirel, D.B., Manolio, T.A., Chasman, D.I., Boerwinkle, E., Ridker, P.M., Hunter, D.J., Meigs, J.B., Lee, C.H., MAGIC Consortium, DIAGRAM Consortium (with Grallert, H., Gieger, C., Huth, C., Petersen, A.K., Klopp, N., Meisinger, C., Thorand, B., Wichmann, H.E., Illig, T.), van Dam, R.M., Hu, F.B.: Genetic variants at 2q24 are associated with susceptibility to type 2 diabetes. Hum Mol Genet 19(13), 2706-2715 (2010)

Rathmann, W., Kowall, B., Heier, M., Herder, C., Holle, R.*, Thorand, B., Strassburger, K., Peters, A., Wichmann, H.E., Giani, G., Meisinger, C.: Prediction models for incident Type 2 diabetes mellitus in the older population: KORA S4/F4 cohort study. Diabetic Medicine 27, 1116-1123 (2010a)

Rathmann, W., Meisinger, C.: How prevalent is type 2 diabetes in Germany? Results from the MONICA/KORA studies. Diabetologe 6, 170 176 (2010b)
Reincke, M., Meisinger, C., Holle, R.*, Quinkler, M., Hahner, S., Beuschlein, F., Bidlingmaier, M., Seissler, J., Endres, S. for the Participants of the German Conn´s Registry: Is Primary Aldosteronism Associated with Diabetes Mellitus? Results of the German Conn`s Registry. Horm Metab Res 42, 435-439 (2010)
Rückerl, R.: Determinants of the acute phase protein CRP in myocardial infarction survivors: The role of co-morbidities and environmental factors (Hrsg.: Wichmann, H.E., Heilmaier, H.). Materialien zur Epidemiologie, Bd. 12, 76 S. (+ Appendix) (2010)

Schnabel, R.B., Baumert, J., Barbalic, M., Dupuis, J., Ellinor, P., Durda, P., Dehghan, A., Bis, J.C., Illig, T., Morrison, A.C., Jenny, N.S., Keaney, J.F., Gieger, C., Tilley, C., Yamamoto, J.F., Khuseyinova, N., Heiss, G., Doyle, M., Blankenberg, S., Klopp, N., Peters, A., Tracy, R.P. et al.: Duffy Antigen Receptor for Chemokines (Darc) polymorphism regulates circulating concentrations of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 and other inflammatory mediators. Blood 115(26), 5289-5299 (2010a)

Schneider, A., Hampel, R., Ibald-Mulli, A., Zareba, W., Schmidt, G., Schneider, R., Rückerl, R., Couderc, J.P., Mykins, B., Wölke, G., Pitz, M., Wichmann, H.E., Peters, A.: Changes in deceleration capacity of heart rate and heart rate variability induced by ambient air pollution in individuals with coronary artery disease. Part Fibre Toxicol 7:29, 1-12 (2010a)

Schneider, A., Neas, L.M., Graff, D.W., Herbst, M.C., Cascio, W.E., Schmitt, M.T., Buse, J.B., Peters, A., Devlin, R.B.: Association of cardiac and vascular changes with ambient PM2.5 in diabetic individuals. Particle and Fibre Toxicology 7:14, 1-15 (2010b)

Scialli, A.R., Bonde, J.P., Brüske-Hohlfeld, I., Culver, B.D., Li, Y., Sullivan, F.M.: An overview of male reproductive studies of boron with an emphasis on studies of highly exposed Chinese workers. Reproductive Toxicology 29, 10-24 (2010)

Segré, A.V., DIAGRAMM Consortium (with Huth, C., Grallert, H., Gieger, C., Klopp, N., Petersen, A.K., Thorand, B., Wichmann, H.E., Illig, T.), MAGIC investigators, Groop, L., Mootha, V.K., Daly, M.J., Altshuler, D.: Common Inherited Variation in Mitochondrial Genes Is Not Enriched for Associations with Type 2 Diabetes or Related Glycemic Traits. PLoS Genetics 6(8):e10001058, 1-19 (2010) (+supplement)

Sinner, M.F., Reinhard, W., Müller, M., Beckmann, B.M., Martens, E., Perz, S.*, Pfeufer, A.*, Winogradow, J., Stark, K., Meisinger, C., Wichmann, H.E., Peters,
A., Riegger, G.A.J., Steinbeck, G., Hengstenberg, C., Kääb, S.: Association of Early Repolarization Pattern on ECG with Risk of Cardiac and All-Cause Mortality: A Population-Based Prospective Cohort Study (MONICA/KORA). PLoS Medicine 7(7):e1000314, 1-11 (2010)

Slama, R., Gräbsch, C., Lepeule, J., Siroux, V., Cyrys, J., Sausenthaler, S., Herbarth, O., Bauer, M., Borte, M., Wichmann, H.E., Heinrich, J.: Maternal fine particulate matter exposure, polymorphism in xenobiotic-metabolizing genes and offspring birth weight. Reproductive Toxicology 30, 600-612 (2010)

Smith, N.L., Chen, M.H., Dehghan, A., Strachan, D.P., Basu, S., Soranzo, N., Hayward, C., Rudan, I., Sabater-Lleal, M., Bis, J.C., de Maat, M.P.M., Rumley, A., Kong, X., Yang, Q., Williams, F.M.K., Vitart, V., Campbell, H., Mälarstig, A., Wiggins, K.L., Van Duijn, C.M., McArdle, W.L., Pankow, J.S., Johnson, A.D., Silveira, A, McKnight, B., Uitterlinden, A., Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium, Aleksic, N., Meigs, J.B., Peters, A., O´Donnell, C.J. et al.: Novel Associations of Multiple Genetic Loci With Plasma Levels of Factor VII, Factor VIII, and von Willebrand Factor. The CHARGE (Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genome Epidemiology) Consortium. Circulation 121, 1382-1392 (2010)

Soranzo, N., Sanna, S., Wheeler, E., Gieger, C., Radke, D., Dupuis, J., Bouatia-Naji, N., Langenberg, C., Prokopenko, I., Stolerman, E., Sandhu, M.S., Heeney, M.M., Devaney, J.M., Reilly, M.P., Ricketts, S.L., Stewart, A.F.R., Voight, B.F., Willenborg, C., Wright, B., Döring, A., Grallert, H., Kühnel, B., Meisinger, C., Wichmann, H.E., Meigs, J.B. et al.: Common variants at ten genomic loci influence haemoglobin A1C Levels via Glycemic and Nonglycemic Pathways. Diabetes 59, 3229-3239 (2010)

Speliotes, E.K., Willer, C.J., Berndt, S.I., Monda, K.L., Thorleifsson, G., Jackson, A.U., Lango Allen, H., Lindgren, C., Luan, J., Mägi, R., Randall, J.C., Vedantam, S., Winkler, T.W., Qi, L., Heid, I.M., Rzehak, P., Heinrich, J., Illig, T., Peters, A., Wichmann, H.E., Loos, R.J.F. et al.: Association analyses of 249, 796 individuals reveal 18 new loci associated with body mass index. Nat Genet 42(11), 937-948 (2010)

Stark, K., Esslinger, U.B., Reinhard, W., Petrov, G., Winkler, T., Komajda, M., Isnard, R., Charron, P., Villard, E., Cambien, F., Tiret, L., Aumont, M.C., Dubourg, O., Trochu, J.N., Baumert, J., Illig, T., Klopp, N., Wichmann, H.E., Meisinger, C., Heid, I., Hengstenberg, C. et al.: Genetic Association Study Identifies HSPB7 as a Risk Gene for Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy. PLoS Genetics 6(10), 1-9 (2010)

Straube, A., Pfaffenrath, V., Ladwig, K.H., Meisinger, C., Hoffmann, W., Fendrich, K., Vennemann, M., Berger, K.: Prevalence of chronic migraine and medication overuse headache in Germany – the German DMKG headache study. Cephalalgia 30(2), 207-213 (2010)

Suhre, K.*, Meisinger, C., Döring, A., Altmaier, E., Belcredi, P., Gieger, C., Chang, D., Milburn, M.V., Gall, W.E., Weinberger, K.M., Mewes, H.W.*, Hrabé de Angelis, M.*, Wichmann, H.E., Kronenberg, F., Adamski, J.*, Illig, T.: Metabolomic footprint of Diabetes: A Multiplatform Metabolic Study in an Epidemiological Setting. PLoS ONE 5(11):e13953, 1-11 (2010)

Tamayo, T., Icks, A., Holle, R.*, Berger, K., Meisinger, C., Moebus, S., Greiser, K.H., Mielck, A.*, Neuhauser, H., Schipf, S., Rathmann, W., für das DIAB-CORE Konsortium: DIAB-CORE Verbund. Der Zusammenschluss von populationsbasierten Studien ermöglicht regionale Vergleiche zum Diabetes mellitus in Deutschland. Medizinische Welt 61(2), 94-96 (2010)

Teslovich, T.M., Musunuru, K., Smith, A.V., Edmondson, A.C., Stylianou, J.M., Koseki, M., Pirruccello, J.P., Ripatti, S., Chasman, D.I., Willer, C.J., Wichmann, H.E., Heid, I.M., Gieger, C., Döring, A., Kathiresan, S. et al.: Biological, clinical, and population relevance of 95 loci mapped for serum lipid concentrations. Nature 466, 707-713 (2010)

The Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration (with Kaptoge, S., Döring, A., et al.): C-reactive protein concentration and risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, and mortality: an individual participant meta-analysis. Lancet 375, 132-140 (2010)

The Lp-PLA2 Studies Collaboration (with Meisinger, C. et al.): Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 and risk of coronary disease, stroke, and mortality: collaborative analysis of 32 prospective studies. Lancet 375, 1536-1544 (2010)

The MONICA/KORA Myocardial Infarction Registry, Meisinger, C., Heier, M., von Scheidt, W., Kuch, B.: Admission C-reactive protein and short- as well as long-term mortality in diabetic versus non-diabetic patients with incident myocardial infarction. Clin Res Cardiol 99, 817-823 (2010)

Thompson, S., Kaptoge, S., White, I., Wood, A., Perry, P., Danesh, J., The Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration (with Döring, A., Meisinger, C.): Statistical methods for the time-to-event analysis of individual participant data from multiple epidemiological studies. Int J Epidemiol 39, 1345-1359 (2010)

Thorand, B., Zierer, A., Baumert, J., Meisinger, C., Herder, C., Koenig, W.: Associations between leptin and the leptin/ adiponectin ratio and incident Type 2 diabetes in middle-aged men and women: results from the MONICA/ KORA Augsburg Study 1984-2002. Diabetic Medicine 27, 1004-1011 (2010)

Thorgeirsson, T.E., Gudbjartsson, D.F., Surakka, I., Vink, J.M., Amin, N., Sulem, P., Rafnar, T., Esko, T., Walter, S., Gieger, C., Rawal, R., Mangino, M., Prokopenko, I., Mägi, R., Keskitalu, K., Geller, F., Gretasdottir, S., Döring, A., Nitz, B., Wichmann, H.E., Stefansson, K. et al.: Sequence variants at CHRNB3-CHRNA6 and CYP2A6 affect smoking behaviour and risk of lung cancer. Nature Genetics 42(5), 448-453 (2010)

Upadhyay, S., Ganguly, K., Stoeger, T., Semmler-Bhenke, M., Takenaka, S., Kreyling, W.G., Pitz, M., Reitmeir, P.*, Peters, A., Eickelberg, O., Wichmann, H.E., Schulz, H.: Cardiovascular and inflammatory effects of intratracheally instilled ambient dust from Augsburg, Germany, in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). article Fibre Toxicology 7:27, 1-20 (2010)

Versteeg, H., Baumert, J., Kolb, C.*, Pedersen, S., Denollet, J., Ronel, J., Ladwig, K.H.: Somatosensory Amplification Mediates Sex Differences in Psychological Distress Among Cardioverter-Defibrillator Patients. Health Psychology 29(5), 477-483 (2010)

Voight, B.F., Scott, L.J., Steinthorsdottir, V., Morris, A.P., Dina, C., Welch, R.P., Zeggini, E., Huth, C., Aulchenko, Y.S., Thorleifsson, G., Grallert, H., Gieger, C., Klopp, N., Petersen, A.K., Thorand, B., Wichmann, H.E., Illig, T., McCarthy, M.I. et al: Twelve type 2 diabetes susceptibility loci identified through large-scale association analysis. Nat Genet 42(7), 579-589 (2010)


Altmaier, E., Kastenmüller, G., Römisch-Margl, W., Thorand, B., Weinberger, K.M., Adamski, J.*, Illig, T., Döring, A., Suhre, K.*: Variation in the human lipidome associated with coffee consumption as revealed by quantitative targeted metabolomics. Mol Nutr Food Res 53, 1357-1365 (2009)

Aulchenko, Y.S., Ripatti, S., Lindqvist, I., Boomsma, D., Heid, I.M., Pramstaller, P.P., Penninx, B.W.J.H., Janssens, A.C.J.W., Wilson, J.F., Spector, T., Martin, N.G., Pedersen, N.L., Kyvik, K.O., Kaprio, J., Hofman, A., Freimer, N.B., Jarvelin, M.R., Gyllensten, U., Campbell, H., Gieger, C., Döring, A., Wichmann, H.E., et al. for the ENGAGE consortium: Loci influencing lipid levels and coronary heart disease risk in 16 European population cohorts. Nat Genet 41(1), 47-55 (2009)

Autenrieth, C., Schneider, A., Döring, A., Meisinger, C., Herder, C., König, W., Huber, G., Thorand, B.: Association between Different Domains of Physical Activity and Markers of Inflammation. Med Sci Sports Exerc 41(9), 1706-1713 (2009)

Baumeister, S.E.: Alkoholprävention in Erziehung und Unterricht. Wiener Zeitschrift für Suchtforschung 30 (4), 47-48 (2009)

Beck, J.A., Meisinger, C., Heier, M., Kuch, B., Hörmann, A., Greschik, C., Koenig, W.: Effect of Blood Glucose Concentrations on Admission in Non-Diabetic Versus Diabetic Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction on Short- and Long-Term Mortality (from the MONICA/KORA Augsburg Myocardial Infarction Registry). Am J Cardiol 104, 1607-1612 (2009)

Berglind, N., Bellander, T., Forastiere, F., von Klot, S., Aalto, P., Elosua, R., Kulmala, M., Lanki, T., Löwel, H., Peters, A., Picciotto, S., Salomaa, V., Stafoggia, M., Sunyer, J., Nyberg, F., for the HEAPSS study group: Ambient Air Pollution and Daily Mortality Among Survivors of Myocardial Infarction. Epidemiology 20(1), 110-118 (2009)

Birmili, W., Heinke, K., Pitz, M., Matschullat, J., Wiedensohler, A., Cyrys, J., Wichmann, H.E., Peters, A.: Particle number size distributions in urban air before and after volatilisation. Atmos Chem Phys Discuss 9, 9171-9220 (2009a)

Birmili, W., Weinhold, K., Nordmann, S., Wiedensohler, A., Spindler, G., Müller, K., Herrmann, H., Gnauk, T., Pitz, M., Cyrys, J., Flentje, H., Nickel, C.,
Kuhlbusch, T.A.J., Löschau, G., Haase, D., Meinhardt, F., Schwerin, A., Ries, L., Wirtz, K.: Atmospheric aerosol measurements in the German Ultrafine Aerosol Network (GUAN) Part 1: Soot and particle number size distributions. Gefahrstoffe Reinhaltung der Luft 69(4), 137-145 (2009b)

Breitner, S., Stölzel, M., Cyrys, J., Pitz, M., Wölke, G., Kreyling, W., Küchenhoff, H., Heinrich, J., Wichmann, H.E., Peters, A.: Short-Term Mortality Rates during a Decade of Improved Air Quality in Erfurt, Germany. Emviron Health Perspect 117(3), 448-454 (2009) (+ Online Appendix)

Cameron, L., Depner, M., Kormann, M., Klopp, N., Illig, T., von Mutius, E., Kabesch, M.: Genetic variation in CRTh2 influences development of allergic phenotypes. Allergy 64, 1478-1485 (2009)

Coronary Artery Disease Consortium (with Samani, N.J., Schunkert, H., Deloukas, P., Döring, A., Gieger, C., Illig, T., Meisinger, C., Wichmann, H.E. et al.): Large Scale Association Analysis of Novel Genetic Loci for Coronary Artery Disease. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 29, 774-780 (2009)

Cyrys, J., Peters, A., Wichmann, H.E.: Umweltzone München – Eine erste Bilanz. Umweltmed Forsch Prax 14(3), 127-132 (2009)

de Hartog, J.J., Lanki, T., Timonen, K.L., Hoek, G., Janssen, N.A.H., Ibald-Mulli, A., Peters, A., Heinrich, J., Tarkiainen, T., van Grieken, R., van Wijnen, J., Brunekreef, B., Pekkanen, J.: Associations between PM2.5 and Heart Rate Variability Are Modified by Particle Composition and Beta-Blocker Use in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease. Environmental Health Perspectives 117(1), 105-111 (2009)

Dehghan, A., Yang, Q., Peters, A., Basu, S., Bis, J., Rudnicka, A.R., Kavousi, M., Chen, M.H., Baumert, J., Lowe, G.D.O., McKnight, B., Tang, W., de Maat, M., Larson, M.G., Eyhermendy, S., McArdle, W.L., Lumley, T., Kolz, M., Illig, T., Gieger, C., Folsom, A.R.: Association of Novel Genetic Loci With Circulating Fibrinogen Levels. Circ Cardiovasc Genet 2, 125-133 (2009)

Erdmann, J., Großhennig, A., Braund, P.S., König, I.R., Hengstenberg, C., Hall, A.S., Linsel-Nitschke, P., Kathiresan, S., Wright, B., Tréguet, D.A., Cambien, F., Bruse, P., Aherrahrou, Z., Wagner, A.K., Stark, K., Schwartz, S.M., Salomaa, V., Elosua, R., Melander, O., Voight, B.F., O´Donnell, C.J., Peltonen, L., Siscovick, D.S., Altshuler, D., Merlini, P.A., Peyvandi, F., Bernardinelli, L., Ardissino, D., Wichmann, H.E., Meisinger, C., Baumert, J., Peters, A. et al.: New susceptibility locus for coronary artery disease on chromosome 3q22.3. Nature Genetics 41(3), 280-282 (2009)

Ganesh, S.K., Zakai, N.A., van Rooij, F.J.A., Soranzo, N., Smith, A.V., Nalls, M.A., Chen, M.H., Kottgen, A., Glazer, N.L., Dehghan, A., Kuhnel, B., Aspelund, T., Yang, Q., Tanaka, T., Jaffe, A., Bis, J.C.M., Verwoert, G.C., Teumer, A., Fox, C.S., Guralnik, J.M., Ehret, G.B., Meisinger, C., Gieger, C., Harris, T.B., Lin, J.P. et al.: Multiple loci influence erythrocyte phenotypes in the CHARGE Consortium. Nat Genet 41(11), 1191-1198 (2009)

Grabe, H.J., Baumeister, S.E., John, U., Freyberger, H.J., Völzke, H.: Association of mental distress with health care utilization and costs: a five-year observation in a general population. Soc Psychiat Epidemiol 44, 835-844 (2009)

Hahn, V., Halle, M., Schmidt-Trucksäss, A., Rathmann, W., Meisinger, C., Mielck, A.*: Physical Activity and the Metabolic Syndrome in Elderly German Men and Women Results from the population-based KORA survey. Diabetes Care 32(3), 511-513 (2009)

Hänninen, O., Brüske-Hohlfeld, I., Loh, M., Stoeger, T., Kreyling, W., Schmid, O., Peters, A.: Estimation of health risks and safety margins due to inhalation of ultrafine particles and nanoparticles in selected occupational, consumer and environmental settings. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 170, 1-5 (2009a)
Hänninen, O., Salonen, R.O., Koistinen, K., Lanki, T., Barregard, L., Jantunen, M.: Population exposure to fine particles and estimated excess mortality in Finland from an east-European wildfire episode. J Exposure Science Environ Epidemiol 19, 414-422 (2009b)

Haring, R., Wallaschofski, H., Nauck, M., Dörr, M., Baumeister, S.E., Völzke, H.: Ultrasonic Hepatic Steatosis Increases Prediction of Mortality Risk from Elevated Serum Gamma-Glutamyl Transpeptidase Levels and hyperechogenic ultrasound pattern. Hepatology 50, 1403-1411 (2009)

Heier, M., Moebus, S., Meisinger, C., Jöckel, K.H., Völzke, H., Döring, A., Alte, D.: Menopausal hormone therapy in Germany Results of three national surveys from 1997 to 2003. Maturitas 62, 9-15 (2009)

Herder, C., Lankisch, M., Ziegler, D., Rathmann, W., Koenig, W., Illig, T., Döring, A., Thorand, B., Holle, R.*, Giani, G., Martin, S., Meisinger, C.: Subclinical Inflammation and Diabetic Polyneuropathy MONICA/KORA Survey F3 (Augsburg/Germany). Diabetes Care 32(4), 680-682 (2009a)

Herder, C., Zierer, A., Koenig, W., Roden, M., Meisinger, C., Thorand, B.: Transforming Growth Factor-ß 1 and Incident Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care 32(10), 1921-1923 (2009b)

Hersberger, M., Müller, M., Marti-Jaun, J., Heid, I.M., Coassin, S., Young, T.F., Waechter, V., Hengstenberg, C., Meisinger, C., Peters, A., König, W., Holmer, S., Schunkert, H., Klopp, N., Kronenberg, F., Illig, T.: No association of two functional polymorphisms in human ALOX15 with myocardial infarction. Atherosclerosis 205, 192-196 (2009)

Hicks, A.A., Pramstaller, P.P., Johansson, A., Vitart, V., Rudan, I., Ugocsai, P., Aulchenko, Y., Franklin, C.S., Liebisch, G., Erdmann, J., Jonasson, I., Zorkoltseva, I.V., Pattaro, C., Hayward, C., Isaacs, A., Hengstenberg, C., Campbell, S., Gnewuch, C., Janssens, C.J.W., Kirichenko, A.V., König, I.R., Marroni, F., Peters, A., Wichmann, H.E., Campbell, H. et al.: Genetic Determinants of Circulating Sphingolipid Concentrations in European Populations. PLoSGenetics 5(10), 1-11 (2009)

Hildebrandt, K., Rückerl, R., Koenig, W., Schneider, A., Pitz, M., Heinrich, J., Marder, V., Frampton, M., Oberdörster, G., Wichmann, H.E., Peters, A.: Short-term effects of air pollution: a panel study of blood markers in patients with chronic pulmonary disease. Particle and Fibre Toxicology 6:25, 1-13 (2009)

Huth, C., Illig, T., Herder, C., Gieger, C., Grallert, H., Vollmert, C., Rathmann, W., Hamid, Y.H., Pedersen, O., Hansen, T., Thorand, B., Meisinger, C., Döring, A., Klopp, N., Gohlke, H., Lieb, W., Hengstenberg, C., Lyssenko, V., Groop, L., Ireland, H., Stephens, J.W., Wernstedt, I., Jansson, J.O., Boeing, H., Möhlig, M., Stringham, H.M., Wichmann, H.E., Heid, I.M. et al.: Joint analysis of individual participants` data from 17 studies on the association of the IL6 variant -174>C with circulating glucose levels, interleukin-6 levels, and body mass index. Ann Med 41, 128-138 (2009)

Icks, A., Dickhaus, T., Hörmann, A., Heier, M., Giani, G., Kuch, B., Meisinger, C.: Differences in trends in estimated incidence of myocardial infarction in non-diabetic and diabetic people: Monitoring Trends and Determinants on Cardiovascular Diseases (MONICA)/ Cooperative Health Research in the Region of Augsburg (KORA) registry. Diabetologia 52, 1836-1841 (2009)

Karakas, M., Hoffmann, M.M., Vollmert, C., Rothenbacher, D., Meisinger, C., Winkelmann, B., Khuseyinova, N., Böhm, B.O., Illig, T., März, W., Koenig, W.: Genetic variation in Fc? receptor IIa and risk of coronary heart disease: negative results from two large independent populations. BMC Med Genet 10:46, 1-9 (2009)

Kollerits, B., Coassin, S., Beckmann, N.D., Teumer, A., Kiechl, S., Döring, A., Kavousi, M., Hunt, S.C., Lamina, C., Paulweber, B., Kutalik, Z., Nauck, M., van Duijn, C.M., Heid, I.M., Willeit, J., Brandstätter, A., Adams, T.D., Mooser, V., Aulchenko, Y.S., Völzke, Y.S., Kronenberg, F.: Genetic evidence for a role of adiponutrin in the metabolism of apoliprotein B-containing lipoproteins. Hum Mol Genet 18(23), 4669-4676 (2009)

Kolz, M., Baumert, J., Gohlke, H., Grallert, H., Döring, A., Peters, A., Wichmann, H.E., Koenig, W., Illig, T.: Association study between variants in the fibrinogen gene cluster, fibrinogen levels and hypertension: Results from the MONICA/KORA study. Thromb Haemost 101, 317-324 (2009a)

Kolz, M., Johnson, T., Sanna, S., Teumer, A., Vitart, V., Perola, M., Mangino, M., Albrecht, E., Wallace, C., Farrall, M., Johansson, A., Nyholt, D.R., for the EUROSPAN Consortium (with Lamina, C. et al.), for the ENGAGE Consortium (with Wang-Sattler, R. et al.), for the PROCARDIS Consortium (with Doering, A., Wichmann, H.E. et al.), …, for the KORA study (with Illig, T., Gieger, C. et al.): Meta-Analysis of 28,141 Individuals Identifies Common Variants within Five New Loci that Influence Uric Acid Concentrations. PLoS Genetics 5(6): e1000504, 1-10 (2009b)

Kong, A., Steinthorsdottir, V., Masson, G., Thorleifsson, G., Sulem, P., Besenbacher, S., Jonasdottir, A., Sigurdsson, A., Kristinsson, K.T., Jonasdottir, A., Frigge, M.L., Gylfason, A., Olason, P.I., Gudjonsson, S.A., Sverrisson, S., Stacey, S.N., Sigurgeirsson, B., Benediktsdottir, K.R., Sigurdsson, H., Jonsson, T., Stefansson, K. et al., the DIAGRAM Consortium (with Wichmann, H.E., Grallert, H., Thorand, B., Huth, C., Illig, T.): Parental origin of sequence variants associated with complex diseases. Nature 462, 868-874 (2009)

Kraus, L., Baumeister, S., Pabst, A., Orth, B.: Association of Average Daily Alcohol Consumption, Binge Drinking, and Alcohol-Related Social Problems: Results from the German Epidemiological Surveys of Substance Abuse. Alcohol and Alcoholism 44(3), 314-320 (2009)

Kuch, B., von Scheidt, W., Ehmann, A., Kling, B., Greschik, C., Hoermann, A., Meisinger, C.: Extent of the Decrease of 28-Day Case Fatality of Hospitalized Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction Over 22 Years: Epidemiological Versus Clinical View: The MONICA/KORA Augsburg Infarction Registry. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2, 313-319 (2009)

Kunte, C., Schuh, T., Eberle, J.Y., Baumert, J., Konz, B., Volkenandt, M., Ruzicka, T., Schmid-Wendtner, M.H.: The Use of High-Resolution Ultrasonography for Preoperative Detection of Metastases in Sentinel Lymph Nodes of Patients with Cutaneous Melanoma. Dermatologic Surgery 35, 1757-1765 (2009)

Ladwig, K.H., Gärtner, C., Walz, L.M., Smenes, K.R., Ronel, J.: Die innere Barriere: der Beitrag gesundheitspsychologischer Konzepte zur Erklärung der prähospitalen Verzögerungszeit beim akuten Myokardinfarkt Eine systematische Literaturanalyse des aktuellen Wissensstandes. Psychother Psych Med 59, 440-445 (2009a)

Ladwig, K.H., Ruf, E., Baumert, J., Erazo, N.: Prevention of metropolitan and railway suicide is a viable option. Basic considerations and preventive tools tailored for prevention of suicides on the railway track. In: Wasserman D, Wasserman C, eds.. Oxford Textbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 589-94 (2009b)

Laumen, H., Saningong, A.D., Heid, I.M., Hess, J., Herder, C., Claussnitzer, M., Baumert, J., Lamina, C., Rathmann, W., Sedlmeier, E.M., Klopp, N., Thorand, B., Wichmann, H.E., Illig, T., Hauner, H: Functional Characterization of Promoter Variants of the Adinopectin Gene Complemented by Epidemiological Data. Diabetes 58, 984-991 (2009)

Ljungman, P., Bellander, T., Nyberg, F., Lampa, E., Jacquemin, B., Kolz, M., Lanki, T., Mitropoulos, J., Müller, M., Picciotto, S., Pistelli, R., Rückerl, R., Koenig, W., Peters, A., and for the AIRGENE Study Group: DNA variants, plasma levels and variability of Interleukin-6 in myocardial infarction survivors: Results from the AIRGENE study. Thrombosis Research 124, 57-64 (2009a)

Ljungman, P., Bellander, T., Schneider, A., Breitner, S., Forastiere, F., Hampel, R., Illig, T., Jacquemin, B., Katsouyanni, K., von Klot, S., Koenig, W., Lanki, T., Nyberg, F., Pekkanen, J., Pistelli, R., Pitsavos, C., Rosenqvis, M., Sunyer, J., Peters, A.: Modification of the Interleukin-6 Response to Air Pollution by Interleukin-6 and Fibrinogen Polymorphisms. Environ Health Perspect 117, 1373-1379 (2009b)

Luotola, K., Pääkkönen, R., Alanne, M., Lanki, T., Moilanen, L., Surakka, I., Pietilä, A., Kähönen, M., Nieminen, M.S., Kesäniemi, Y.A., Peters, A., Jula, A., Perola, M., Salomaa, V., for the Health 2000 and AIRGENE study groups: Association of Variation in the Interleukin-1 Gene Family with Diabetes and Glucose Homeostasis. J Clin Endocrin Metab 94, 4575-4583 (2009)

Maas, R., Erdmann, J., Lüneburg, N., Stritzke, J., Schwedhelm, E., Meisinger, C., Peters, A., Weil, J., Schunkert, H., Böger, R.H., Lieb, W.: Polymorphisms in the promoter region of the dimethylarginine dimethylaminohydrolase 2 gene are associated with prevalence of hypertension. Pharmacol Res 60, 488-493 (2009)
Meisinger, C.: VIII-2 Krankheiten des Herz-Kreislauf-Systems. In: Angewandte Sozialmedizin (Hrsg.: Gostomzyk)., 1-24 (2009a)

Meisinger, C., Kandler, U., Ladwig, K.H.: Living Alone Is Associated With an Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Men but Not Women From the General Population: The MONICA/KORA Augsburg Cohort Study. Psychosomatic Medicine 71, 784-788 (2009b)

Meisinger, C., Prokisch, H., Gieger, C., Soranzo, N., Mehta, D., Rosskopf, D., Lichtner, P., Klopp, N., Stephens, J., Watkins, N.A., Deloukas, P., Greinacher, A., Koenig, W., Nauck, M., Rimmbach, C., Völzke, H., Peters, A., Illig, T., Ouwehand, W.H., Meitinger, T.*, Wichmann, H.E., Döring, A.: A Genome-wide Association Study Identifies Three Loci Associated with Mean Platelet Volume. Am J Hum Genet 84, 66-71 (2009c)

Müller, M., Ruf, E., Weinauer, F., Martin, S., Becker, C., Illig, T., Döring, A., Wichmann, H.E., Rapp, S.: Die BSD Gesundheitsstudie: eine Pilotstudie zur Untersuchung der Vergleichbarkeit bayerischer Blutspender mit der Allgemeinbevölkerung Bayerns durch einen Vergleich mit KORA S4. Gesundheitswesen 71, 481-488 (2009)

Newton-Cheh, C., Johnson, T., Gateva, V., Tobin, M.D., Bochud, M., Coin, L., Najjar, S.S., Zhao, J.H., Heath, S.C., Eyheramendy, S., Papadakis, K., Voight, B.F., Scott, L.J., Zhang, F., Farrall, M., Tanaka, T., Wallace, C., Chambers, J.C., Khaw, K.T., Nilsson, P., van der Harst, P., Polidoro, S., Grobbee, D.E., Onland-Moret, N.C., Bots, M., Wain, L.V., Elliott, K.S., Teumer, A., Luan, J., Döring, A., Gieger, C., Illig, T., Wichmann, H.E. et al.: Genome-wide association study identifies eight loci associated with blood pressure. Nat Genet 41(6), 666-676 (2009)

Nordmann, S., Birmili, W., Weinhold, K., Wiedensohler, A., Mertes, S., Müller, K., Gnauk, T., Herrmann, H., Pitz, M., Cyrys, J., Flentje, H., Ries, L., Wirtz, K.: Atmospheric aerosol measurements in the German Ultrafine Aerosol Network (GUAN) Part 2: Comparison of measurements techniques for graphitic, light-absorbing, and elemental carbon, and non-volatile particle volume under field conditions. Gefahrstoffe - Reinhaltung der Luft 69(11/12), 469-474 (2009)

Org, E., Eyheramendy, S., Juhanson, P., Gieger, C., Lichtner, P., Klopp, N., Veldre, G., Döring, A., Viigimaa, M., Sober, S., Tomberg, K., Eckstein, G., KORA, Kelgo, P., Rebane, T., Shaw-Hawkins, S., Howard, P., Illig, T., Wichmann, H.E., Laan, M. et al.: Genome-wide scan identifies CDH13 as a novel susceptibility locus contributing to blood pressure determination in two European populations. Hum Mol Genet 18(12), 2288-2296 (2009)

Panagiotakos, D.B., Dimakopoulou, K., Katsouyanni, K., Bellander, T., Grau, M., Koenig, W., Lanki, T., Pistelli, R., Schneider, A., Peters, A., on behalf of the AIRGENE Study Group: Mediterranean diet and inflammatory response in myocardial infarction survivors. Int J Epidemiol 38, 856-866 (2009)
Peters, A.: Air Quality and Cardiovascular Health. Smoke and Pollution Matter. Circulation 120, 924-927 (2009a)

Peters, A., Breitner, S., Cyrys, J., Stölzel, M., Pitz, M., Wölke, G., Heinrich, J., Kreyling, W.*, Küchenhoff, H., Wichmann, H.E.: The Influence of Improved Air Quality on Mortality Risks in Erfurt, Germany. Health Effects Institute, Boston, 1-94 (2009b)

Peters, A., Greven, S., Heid, I.M., Baldari, F, Breitner, S., Bellander, T., Chrysohoou, C., Illig, T., Jacquemin, B., Koenig, W., Lanki, T., Nyberg, F., Pekkanen, J., Pistelli, R., Rückerl, R., Stefanadis, C., Schneider, A., Sunyer, J., Wichmann, H.E. for the AIRGENE Study Group: Fibrinogen Genes Modify the Fibrinogen Response to Ambient Particulate Matter. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 179, 484-491 (2009c)

Rathmann, W., Strassburger, K., Heier, M., Holle, R.*, Thorand, B., Giani, G., Meisinger, C.: Incidence of type 2 diabetes in the elderly German population and the effect of clinical and lifestyle risk factors: KORA S4/F4 cohort study. Diabetic Medicine 26, 1212-1219 (2009)

Reinke, M., Rump, L.C., Quinkler, M., Hahner, S., Diederich, S., Lorenz, R., Seufert, J., Schirpenbach, C., Beuschlein, F., Bidlingmaier, M., Meisinger, C., Holle, R.*, Endres, S., for the Participants of the German Conn`s Registry: Risk Factors Associated with a Low Glomerular Filtration Rate in Primary Aldosteronism. J Clin Endoclrinol Metab 94(3), 869-875 (2009)

Rückerl, R., Peters, A., Khuseyinova, N., Andreani, M.R., Koenig, W., Meisinger, C., Dimakopoulou, K., Sunyer, J., Lanki, T., Nyberg, F., Schneider, A.: Determinants of the Acute Phase Protein C-Reactive Protein in Myocardial Infarction Survivors: The Role of Comorbidities and Environmental Factors. Clin Chemistry 55:2, 322-335 (2009)

Schneider, A., Breitner, S., Wolf, K., Hampel, R., Peters, A., Wichmann, H.E.: Report for the funding agency “Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt, Gesundheit und Verbraucherschutz“ on the MOHIT-project. (2009)

Schnelle-Kreis, J., Küpper, U., Sklorz, M., Cyrys, J., Briedé, J.J., Peters, A., Zimmermann, R.*: Daily measurement of organic compounds in ambient particulate matter in Augsburg, Germany: new aspects on aerosol sources and aerosol related health effects. Biomarkers 39-44, 39-44 (2009)

Schunk, M., Schweikert, B., Gapp, O.*, Reitmeir, P.*, Meisinger, C., Mielck, A.*, Holle, R.*: Time Trends in Type 2 Diabetes Patients` Disease Management and Outcomes: Evidence from Two KORA Surveys in Germany. Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 117, 88-94 (2009)

Schweikert, B., Hunger, M., Meisinger, C., König, H.H., Gapp, O.*, Holle, R.*: Quality of life several years after myocardial infarction: comparing the MONICA/KORA registry to the general population. Eur Heart J 30(4), 436-443 (2009)

Singmann, P., Baumert, J., Herder, C., Meisinger, C., Holzapfel, C., Klopp, N., Wichmann, H.E., Klingenspor, M., Rathmann, W., KORA Group, Illig, T., Grallert, H.: Gene-Gene Interaction between APOA5 and USF1: Two Candidate Genes for the Metabolic Syndrome. Obes Facts 2, 235-242 (2009)

Slama, R., Cyrys, J., Herbarth, O., Wichmann, H.E., Heinrich, J.: A further plea for rigorous science and explicit disclosure of potential conflicts of interest. Arch Toxicol 83, 293-295 (2009)

Sober, S., Org, E., Kepp, K., Juhanson, P., Eyheramendy, S., Gieger, C., Lichtner, P., Klopp, N., Veldre, G., Viigimaa, M., Döring, A., for the Kooperative Gesundheitsforschung in der Region Augsburg study, Putku, M., Kelgo, P. for the HYPertension in ESTonia study, Shaw-Hawkins, S., Howard, P., Illig, T., Wichmann, H.E., Laan, M. et al.: Targeting 160 candidate genes for blood pressure regulation with a genome-wide genotyping array. PLoS One 4(6), 1-13 (2009)

Soranzo, N., Rendon, A., Gieger, C., Jones, C.I., Watkins, N.A., Menzel, S., Döring, A., Stephens, J., Prokisch, H., Erber, W., Potter, S.C., Bray, S.L., Burns, P., Jolley, J., Falchi, M., Kühnel, B., Illig, T., Meisinger, C., Ouwehand, W.H. et al.: A novel variant on chromosome 7q22.3 associated with mean platelet volume, counts and function. Blood 113, 3831-3837 (2009a)

Soranzo, N., Spector, T.D., Mangino, M., Kühnel, B., Rendon, A., Teumer, A., Willenborg, C., Wright, B., Li, C., Li, M., Salo, P., Voight, B.F., Burns, P., Laskowski, R.A., Xue, Y., Menzel, S., Altshuler, D., Bradley, J.R., Döring, A., Illig, T., Wichmann, H.E., Deloukas, P., Ouwehand, W.H., Gieger, C. et al.: A genome-wide meta-analysis identifies 22 loci associated with eight haematological parameters in the HaemGen consortium. Nat Genet 41(11), 1182-1190 (2009b)

Stark, R., Schunk, M., Leidl, R.*, Meisinger, C., Holle, R.*: Prozeßevaluation von Disease Management Programmen bei Typ 2 Diabetes auf Basis einer bevölkerungsrepräsentativen Studie in der Region Augsburg (KORA). Betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung und Praxis 3, 283-302 (2009b)

Stritzke, J., Linsel-Nitschke, P., Paulista Markus, M.R., Mayer, B., Lieb, W., Luchner, A., Döring, A., Koenig, W., Keil, U., Hense, H.W., Schunkert, H., for the MONICA/KORA investigators: Association between degenerative aortic valve disease and long-term exposure to cardiovascular risk factors: results of the longitudinal population-based KORA/MONICA survey. Eur Heart J 30, 2044-2053 (2009a)

Stritzke, J., Paulista Markus, M.R., Duderstadt, S., Lieb, W., Luchner, A., Döring, A., Keil, U., Hense, H.W., Schunkert, H., for the MONICA/KORA Investigators: The Aging Process of the Heart: Obesity Is the Main Risk Factor for Left Atrial Enlargement During Aging. J Am Coll Cardiol 54, 1982-1989 (2009b)

Sunyer, J., Forastiere, F., Pekkanen, J., Plana, E., Kolz, M., Pistelli, R., Jacquemin, B., Brüske-Hohlfeld, I., Pistavos, C., Bellander, T., Koenig, W., Peters, A., on behalf of the AIRGENE Study Group: Interaction between smoking and the interleukin-6 gene affects systemic levels of inflammatory biomarkers. Nicotine Tobacco Resaerch 11(11), 1347-1353 (2009)

The Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration (with di Angelantonio, E., Sarwar, N., Perry, P., Kaptoge, S., Döring, A., Meisinger, C., Danesh, J. et al.): Major Lipids, Apoliproteins, and Risk of Vascular Disease. JAMA 302(18), 1993-1999 (2009a)

The Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration (with Danesh, J., Mayr, A.*, Döring, A., Meisinger, C., Wood, A.M.* et al.): Lipoprotein(a) Concentration and the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke, and Nonvascular Mortality. JAMA 302(4), 412-423 (2009b)

Tonne, C., Yanosky, J., Gryparis, A., Melly, S., Mittleman, M., Goldberg, R., von Klot, S., Schwartz, J.: Traffic particles and occurrence of acute myocardial infarction: a case-control analysis. Occup Environ Med 66, 797-804 (2009)

Trégouet, D.A., König, I.R., Erdmann, J., Munteanu, A., Braund, P.S., Hall, A.S., Großhennig, A., Linsel-Nitschke, P., Perret, C., DeSuremain, M., Meitinger, T.*, Wright, B.J., Preuss, M., Balmforth, A.J., Ball, S.G., Meisinger, C., Germain, C., Evans, A., Arveiler, D., Luc, G., Ruidavets, J.B., Morrison, C., van der Harst, P., Schreiber, S., Neureuther, K., Schäfer, A., Bugert, P., El Mokhtari, N.E., Schrezenmeir, J., Stark, K., Rubin, D., Wichmann, H.E. et al.: Genome-wide haplotype association study identifies the SLC22A3-LPAL2-LPA gene cluster as a risk locus for coronary artery disease. Nat Genet 41(3), 283-285 (2009)

van Wieringen, W.N., Kun, D., Hampel, R., Boulesteix, A.L.: Survival prediction using gene expression data: A review and comparison. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 53, 1590-1603 (2009)

Völzke, H., Stritzke, J., Kuch, B., Schmidt, C.O., Lüdemann, J., Döring, A., Schunkert, H., Hense, H.W.: Regional differences in the prevalence of left ventricular hypertrophy within Germany. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 16, 392-400 (2009)

von Klot, S., Gryparis, A., Tonne, C., Yanosky, J., Coull, B.A., Goldberg, R.J., Lessard, D., Melly, S.J., Suh, H.H., Schwartz, J.: Elemental Carbon Exposure at Residence and Survival After Acute Myocardial Infarction. Epidemiology 20(4), 547-554 (2009a)

von Klot, S., Mittleman, M.A., Peters, A.: Physical exertion and triggering of myocardial infarction: reply. Eur Heart J 30, 251-252 (2009b)

von Klot, S., Zanobetti, A., Schwartz, J.: Influenza epidemics, seasonality, and the effects of cold weather on cardiovascular mortality. Epidemiology 20, S252 S252 (2009c)

Wiczinski, E., Döring, A., John, J.*, von Lengerke, T., for the KORA Study Group: Obesity and health-related quality of life: Does social support modify extant associations? Br J Health Psychology 14, 717-734 (2009)

Wolf, K., Schneider, A., Breitner, S., von Klot, S., Meisinger, C., Cyrys, J., Hymer, H., Wichmann, H.E., Peters, A., for the KORA Study Group: Air Temperature and the Occurrence of Myocardial Infarction in Augsburg, Germany. Circulation 120, 735-742 (2009)

Zareba, W., Couderc, J.P., Oberdörster, G., Chalupa, D., Cox, C., Huang, L.S., Peters, A., Utell, M.J., Frampton, M.W.: ECG Parameters and Exposure to Carbon Ultrafine Particles in Young Healthy Subjects. Inhalation Toxicology 21, 223-233 (2009)

Ziegler, D., Rathmann, W., Dickhaus, T., Meisinger, C., Mielck, A.*, KORA Study Group: Neuropathic Pain in Diabetes, Prediabetes and Normal Glucose Tolerance: The MONICA/KORA Augsburg Surveys S2 and S3. Pain Medicine 10(2), 393-400 (2009a)

Ziegler, D., Rathmann, W., Meisinger, C., Dickhaus, T., Mielck, A.*, KORA Study Group: Prevalence and risk factors of neuropathic pain in survivors of myocardial infarction with pre-diabetes. The KORA Myocardial Infarction Registry. Eur J Pain 13, 582-587 (2009b)


Baumert, J., Erazo, N., Ruf, E., Ladwig, K.H.: Time trends in suicide mortality vary in choice of methods: An analysis of 145,865 fatal suicide cases in Germany 1991 2002. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43, 913 919 (2008)

Bruckmann, P., Birmili, W., Straub, W., Pitz, M., Gladtke, D., Pfeffer, U., Hebbinghaus, H., Wurzler, S., Olschewski, A.: An outbreak of Saharan dust causing high PM10 levels north of the Alps. Gefahrstoffe - Reinhaltung der Luft 68, 490-498 (2008)

Brüske-Hohlfeld, I., Preissler, G., Jauch, K.W., Pitz, M., Nowak, D., Peters, A., Wichmann, H.E.: Surgical smoke and ultrafine particles. J Occup Med Toxicology 3:31, 1-6 (2008)

Brüske-Hohlfeld, I.: Environmental and Occupational Risk Factors for Lung Cancer. In: Cancer Epidemiology, Vol II Modifiable Factors (Hrsg.: Verma, M:). New York, USA: Humana Press, 3-23 (2008a)

Brüske-Hohlfeld, I., Peters, A.: 9 Epidemiological Studies on Particulate Air Pollution. In: Nanotechnology, Vol. 2: Environmental Aspects (Hrsg.: Krug, H. et al.). Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 267-290 (2008b)

Buchner, S., Muscholl, M., Debl, K., Hense, H.W., Döring, A., Stritzke, J., Schunkert, H., Riegger, G.A.J., Luchner, A.: Left Atrial Size by Planimetry is superior to M-mode diameter – biochemical calibration by ANP and BNP. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 21(4), 380-385 (2008)

Cyrys, J., Pitz, M., Heinrich, J., Wichmann, H.E., Peters, A.: Spatial and temporal variation of particle number concentration in Augsburg, Germany. Sci Tot Environ 401, 168-175 (2008)

Döring, A., Gieger, C., Mehta, D., Gohlke, H., Prokisch, H., Coassin, S., Fischer, G., Henke, K., Klopp, N., Kronenberg, F., Paulweber, B., Pfeufer, A.*, Rosskopf, D., Völzke, H., Illig, T., Meitinger, T.*, Wichmann, H.E., Meisinger, C.: SLC2A9 influences uric acid concentrations with pronounced sex-specific effects. Nat Genet 40(4), 430-436 (2008)

Fromme, H., Diemer, J., Dietrich, S., Cyrys, J., Heinrich, J., Lang, W., Kiranoglu, M., Twardella, D.: Chemical and morphological properties of particulate matter (PM10, PM2.5) in school classrooms and outdoor air. Atmospheric Environment 42, 6597-6605 (2008)

Gapp, O.*, Schweikert, B., Meisinger, C., Holle, R.*: Disease management programmes for patients with coronary heart disease – An empirical study of German programmes. Health Policy 88, 176-185 (2008)

Gärtner, C., Walz, L., Bauernschmitt, E., Ladwig, K.H.: Patientenbezogene Determinanten der prähospitalen Verzögerung beim akuten Myokardinfarkt. Deutsches Ärzteblatt 105(15), 286-291 (2008)

Greven, S., Crainiceanu, C.M., Küchenhoff, H., Peters, A.: Restricted likelihood ratio testing for zero variance components in linear mixed models. J. Comput. Graph. Stat. 17, 870 891 (2008)

Grobe, T.G., Gerhardus, A., A`Walelu, O., Meisinger, C., Krauth, C.: Stationäre Behandlung des Akuten Myokardinfarktes – ein Vergleich unterschiedlicher Datenquellen. Gesundheitswesen 70, e37-e46 (2008)

Heid, I.M., Boes, E., Müller, M., Kollerits, B., Lamina, C., Coassin, S., Gieger, C., Döring, A., Klopp, N., Frikke-Schmidt, R., Tybjaerg-Hansen, A., Brandstätter, A., Luchner, A., Meitinger, T.*, Wichmann, H.E., Kronenberg, F.: Genome-Wide Association Analysis of High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol in the Population-Based KORA Study Sheds New Light on Intergenic Regions. Circ Cardiovasc Genet 1, 10-20 (2008a) (+ data supplement)

Heid, I.M., Lamina, C., Küchenhoff, G., Fischer, G., Klopp, N., Kolz, M., Grallert, H., Vollmert, C., Wagner, S., Huth, C., Müller, J., Müller, M., Hunt, S.C., Peters, A., Paulweber, B., Wichmann, H.E., Kronenberg, F., Illig, T.: Estimating the Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Genotype Misclassification From Routine Double Measurements in a Large Epidemiologic Sample. Am J Epidemiology 168(8), 878-889 (2008b)

Heid, I.M., Vollmert, C., Kronenberg, F., Huth, C., Ankerst, D.P., Luchner, A., Hinney, A., Brönner, G., Wichmann, H.E., Illig, T., Döring, A., Hebebrand, J.: Association of the MC4R V103I Polymorphism With the Metabolic Syndrome: The KORA Study. Obesity 16(2), 369-376 (2008c)

Hense, H.W., Koesters, E., Wellmann, J., Meisinger, C., Völzke, H., Keil, U.: Evaluation of a recalibrated Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation cardiovascular risk chart: results from Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation Germany. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 15, 409-415 (2008)

Herder, C., Illig, T., Baumert, J., Müller, M., Klopp, N., Khuseyinova, N., Meisinger, C., Poschen, U., Martin, S., Koenig, W., Thorand, B.: RANTES/CCL 5 gene polymorphisms, serum concentrations, and incident type 2 diabetes. Results from the MONICA/KORA Augsburg case-cohort study, 1984-2002. Eur J Endocrinol 158, R1-R5 (2008a)

Herder, C., Illig, T., Baumert, J., Müller, M., Klopp, N., Khuseyinova, N., Meisinger, C., Martin, S., Thorand, B., Koenig, W.: Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) and risk for coronary heart disease: Results from the MONICA/KORA Augsburg case-cohort study, 1984-2002. Atherosclerosis 200, 380-388 (2008b)

Herder, C., Klopp, N., Baumert, J., Müller, M., Khuseyinova, N., Meisinger, C., Martin, S., Illig, T., Koenig, W., Thorand, B.: Effect of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) gene variants and MIF serum concentrations on the risk of type 2 diabetes: results from the MONICA/KORA Augsburg Case-Cohort Study, 1984-2002. Diabetologia 51, 276-284 (2008c)

Herder, C., Koenig, W., Thorand, B.: Chemokine als Risikofaktoren des Typ2 Diabetes – Ergebnisse aus der MONICA/KORA-Studie. Lebendige Wissenschaft - Spitzenforschung in der Diabetologie, 18-25 (2008d)

Herder, C., Rathmann, W., Strassburger, K., Finner, H., Grallert, H., Huth, C., Meisinger, C., Gieger, C., Martin, S., Giani, G., Scherbaum, W.A., Wichmann, H.E., Illig, T.: Variants of the PPARG, IGF2BP2, CDKAL1, HHEX and TCF7L2 Genes Confer Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Independently of BMI in the German KORA Studies. Horm Metab Res 40, 722-726 (2008e)

Holzapfel, C., Baumert, J., Grallert, H., Müller, A.M., Thorand, B., Khuseyinova, N., Herder, C., Meisinger, C., Hauner, H., Wichmann, H.E., Koenig, W., Illig, T., Klopp, N.: Genetic variants in the USF1 gene are associated withlow-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and incident type 2 diabetes mellitus in women: results from the MONICA/KORA Augsburg case-cohort study, 1984-2002. Eur J Endocrinol 159, 407-416 (2008a)

Holzapfel, C., Gedrich, K., Karg, G., Lang, O., Döring, A.: Selbsteinschätzung des Gesundheitszustands und Body Mass Index Ergebnisse aus dem MONICA/KORA-Projekt Augsburg. Ernährungsumschau 55(10), 584-591 (2008b)

Huth, C.: IL6 Gene Promoter Polymorphisms, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, and Related Quantitive Traits: Joint Analysis of Individual Participants´ Data from 18 International Studies. Regensburg: Roderer Verlag, 133 S. (2008)

Jacquemin, B., Antoniades, C., Nyberg, F., Plana, E., Müller, M., Greven, S., Salomaa, V., Sunyer, J., Bellander, T., Chalamandris, A.G., Pistelli, R., Koenig, W., Peters, A.: Common Genetic Polymorphisms and Haplotypes of Fibrinogen Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Chains Affect Fibrinogen Levels and the Response to Proinflammatory Stimulation in Myocardial Infarction Survivors. The AIRGENE Study. J Am Coll Cardiol 52, 941-952 (2008a)

John, U., Baumeister, S.E., Völzke, H., Grabe, H.J., Freyberger, H.J., Alte, D.: Estimation of psycholeptic and psychoanaleptic medicine use in adult general population sample using the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical classification. Int J Meth Psychiatr Res 17(4), 220-231 (2008)

Khuseyinova, N., Greven, S., Rueckerl, R., Trischler, G., Loewel, H., Peters, A., Koenig, W.: Variability of Serial Lipoprotein-Associated Phospholipase A2 Measurements in Post-Myocardial Infarction Patients: Results from the AIRGENE-Study Center Augsburg. Clin Chemistry 54(1), 124-130 (2008)

Koenig, W., Khuseyinova, N., Baumert, J., Meisinger, C.: Prospective Study of High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein as a Determinant of Mortality: Results from the MONICA/KORA Augsburg Cohort Study, 1984-1998. Clin Chemistry 54:2, 335-342 (2008a)

Koenig, W., Meisinger, C.: Uric Acid, Type 2 Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Diseases: Fueling the Common Soil Hypothesis? Clin Chem 54:2, 231-233 (2008b)
Kolz, M., Baumert, J., Müller, M., Khuseyinova, N., Klopp, N., Thorand, B., Meisinger, C., Herder, C., Koenig, W., Illig, T.: Association between variations in the TLR4 gene and incident type 2 diabetes is modified by the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL-cholesterol. BMC Medical Genetics 9(1): 9 (2008a)

Kolz, M., Koenig, W., Müller, M., Andreani, M., Greven, S., Illig, T., Khuseyinova, N., Panagiotakos, D., Pershagen, G., Salomaa, V., Sunyer, J., Peters, A., for the AIRGENE Study Group: DNA variants, plasma levels and variability of C-reactive protein in myocardial infarction survivors: results from the AIRGENE study. Eur Heart J 29, 1250-1258 (2008b)

Kuch, B., Heier, M., von Scheidt, W., Kling, B., Hoermann, A., Meisinger, C.: 20-year trends in clinical characteristics, therapy and short-term prognosis in acute myocardial infarction according to presenting electrocardiogram: the MONICA/KORA AMI Registry (1985-2004). J Internal Med 264, 254-264 (2008a)

Kuch, B., von Scheidt, W., Kling, B., Heier, M., Hoermann, A., Meisinger, C.: Differential Impact of Admission C-Reactive Protein Levels on 28-Day Mortality Risk in Patients With ST-Elevation Versus NON-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (from the Monitoring Trends and Determinants on Cardiovascular Diseases [MONICA]/Cooperative Health Research in the Region of Augsburg [KORA] Augsburg Myocardial Infarction Registry). Am J Cardiol 102, 1125-1130 (2008b)

Ladwig, K.H.: Reply: The Causes of Prehospital Delay in Myocardial Infarction. Dtsch Arztebl Int 105(41), 705 (2008a)

Ladwig, K.H., Baumert, J., Marten-Mittag, B., Kolb, C., Zrenner, B., Schmitt, C.: Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and Predicted Mortality in Patients With Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators. Arch Gen Psychiatry 65(11), 1324-1330 (2008b)

Ladwig, K.H., Klupsch, D., Ruf, E., Meisinger, C., Baumert, J., Erazo, N., Wichmann, H.E., for the KORA Investigators: Sex- and age-related increase in prevalence rates of death wishes and suicidal ideation in the community: Results from the KORA-F3 Augsburg Study with 3154 men and women, 35-84 years of age. Psychiatry Res 161, 248-252 (2008c)

Ladwig, K.H., Lederbogen, F., Völler, H., Albus, C., Hermann-Lingen, C., Jordan, J., Köllner, V., Jünger, J., Lange, H., Fritzsche, K.: Positionspapier zur Bedeutung von psychosozialen Faktoren in der Kardiologie. Kardiologe 2, 274-287 (2008d)

Lanki, T., Hoek, G., Timonen, K.L., Peters, A., Tiittanen, P., Vanninen, E., Pekkanen, J.: Hourly variation in fine particle exposure is associated with transiently increased risk of ST segment depression. Occup Environ Med 65, 782-786 (2008)

Lieb, W., Mayer, B., König, I.R., Borwitzky, I., Götz, A., Kain, S., Hengstenberg, C., Linsel-Nitschke, P., Fischer, M., Döring, A., Wichmann, H.E., Meitinger, T.*, Kreutz, R., Ziegler, A., Schunkert, H., Erdmann, J.: Lack of Association Between the MEF2A Gene and Myocardial Infarction. Circulation 117, 185-191 (2008)

Linsel-Nitschke, P., Götz, A., Erdmann, J., Braenne, I., Braund, P., Hengstenberg, C., Stark, K., Fischer, M., Schreiber, S., El Mokhtari, N.E., Schaefer, A., Schrezenmeier, J., Rubin, D., Hinney, A., Reinehr, T., Roth, C., Ortlepp, J., Hanrath, P., Hall, A.S., Mangino, M., Lieb, W., Lamina, C., Heid, I.M., Doering, A., Gieger, C., Peters, A., Meitinger, T.*, Wichmann, H.E. et al.: Lifelong Reduction of LDL-Cholesterol Related to a Common Variant in the LDL-Receptor Gene Decreases the Risk of Coronary Artery Disease – A Mendelian Randomisation Study. PLoS ONE 3(8): e2986, 1-9 (2008)

Markus, M.R.P., Stritzke, J., Lieb, W., Mayer, B., Luchner, A., Döring, A., Keil, U., Hense, H.W., Schunkert, H.: Implication of persistent prehypertension for ageing-related changes in left ventricular geometry and function: The MONICA/KORA Augsburg study. J Hypertension 26, 2040-2049 (2008)

Meisinger, C., Döring, A., Heier, M.: Blood pressure and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in men and women from the general population: the Monitoring Trends and Determinants on Cardiovascular Diseases/ Cooperative Health Research in the Region of Augsburg Cohort Study. J Hypertension 26, 1809-1815 (2008a)

Meisinger, C., Heier, M., Landgraf, R., Happich, M., Wichmann, H.E., Piehlmeier, W.: Albuminuria, cardiovascular risk factors and disease management in subjects with type 2 diabetes: a cross sectional study. BMC Health Serv Res 8:226, 1-7 (2008b)

Meisinger, C., Koenig, W., Baumert, J., Döring, A.: Uric Acid levels Are Associated With All-Cause and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Independent of Systemic Inflammation in Men From the General Population The MONICA/KORA Cohort Study. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 28, 1186-1192 (2008c)

Menzler, S., Piller, G., Gruson, M., Schaffrath Rosario, A., Wichmann, H.E., Kreienbrock, L.: Population Attributable Fraction for Lung Cancer Due to Residential Radon in Switzerland and Germany. Health Physics 95(2), 179-189 (2008)

Morgenstern, V., Zutavern, A., Cyrys, J., Brockow, I., Koletzko, S., Krämer, U., Behrendt, H.*, Herbarth, O., von Berg, A., Bauer, C.P., Wichmann, H.E., Heinrich, J., for the GINI Study Group and the LISA Study Group: Atopic Diseases, Allergic Sensitization, and Exposure to Traffic-related Air Pollution in Children. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 177, 1331-1337 (2008)

Müller, M., Döring, A., Küchenhoff, H., Lamina, C., Malzahn, D., Bickeböller, H., Vollmert, C., Klopp, N., Meisinger, C., Heinrich, J., Kronenberg, F., Wichmann, H.E., Heid, I.M.: Quantifying the Contribution of Genetic Variants for Survival Phenotypes. Genet Epidemiol 32, 574-585 (2008)

Pfaffenrath, V., Fendrich, K., Vennemann, M., Meisinger, C., Ladwig, K.H., Evers, S., Straube, A., Hoffmann, W., Berger, K.: Regional variations in the prevalence of migraine and tension-type headache applying the new IHS criteria: The German DMKG Headache Study. Cephalalgia 29, 48-57 (2008)

Picciotto, S., Forastiere, F., Pistelli, R., Koenig, W., Lanki, T., Ljungman, P., Pitsavos, C., Rückerl, R., Sunyer, J., Peters, A.: Determinants of plasma interleukin-6 levels among survivors of myocardial infarction. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehab 15, 631-638 (2008)

Pitz, M., Birmili, W., Schmid, O., Peters, A., Wichmann, H.E., Cyrys, J.: Quality control and quality assurance of ambient particle size distribution measurements at an urban monitoring station in Augsburg, Germany. J Environ Monitoring 10, 1017-1024 (2008a)

Pitz, M., Schmid, O., Heinrich, J., Birmili, W., Maguhn, J., Zimmermann, R.*, Wichmann, H.E., Peters, A., Cyrys, J.: Seasonal and Diurnal Variation of PM2.5 Apparent Particle Density in Urban Air in Augsburg, Germany. Environ Sci Technology 42, 5087-59093 (2008b)

Rathmann, W., Strassburger, K., Giani, G., Döring, A., Meisinger, C.: Differences in height explain gender differences in the response to the oral glucose tolerance test. Diabetic Medicine 25, 1374-1375 (2008)

Reinhard, W., Stark, K., Sedlacek, K., Fischer, M., Baessler, A., Neureuther, K., Weber, S., Kaess, B., Wiedmann, S., Mitsching, S., Lieb, W., Erdmann, J., Meisinger, C., Doering, A., Tolle, R. et al.: Association between PPARalpha gene polymorphisms and myocardial infarction. Clin Sci (Lon) 115, 301-308 (2008)

Scheurig, A.C., Thorand, B., Fischer, B., Heier, M., Koenig, W.: Association between the intake of vitamins and trace elements from supplements and C-reactive protein: Results of the MONICA/KORA Augsburg Study. Eur J Clin Nutr 62(1), 127-137 (2008)

Schneider, A., Neas, L., Herbst, M.C., Case, M., Williams, R.W., Cascio, W., Hinterliter, A., Holguin, F., Buse, J.B., Dungan, K., Styner, M., Peters, A., Devlin, R.B.: Endothelial Dysfunction: Associations with Exposure to Ambient Fine Particles in Diabetic Individuals. Environ Health Perspect 116(12), 1666-1674 (2008a)

Schneider, A., Panagiotakos, D., Picciotto, S., Katsouyanni, K., Löwel, H., Jacquemin, B., Lanki, T., Staffoggia, M., Bellander, T., Koenig, W., Peters, A. for the AIRGENE Study Group: Air Temperature and Inflammatory Responses in Myocardial Infarction Survivors. Epidemiology 19(3), 391-400 (2008b)

Schneider, A., Schuh, A., Maetzel, F.K., Rückerl, R., Breitner, S., Peters, A.: Weather-induced ischemia and arrhythmia in patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation: another difference between men and women. Int J Biometeorol 52, 535-547 (2008), Erratum in 52: 549 (2008c)

Schoefer, Y., Schäfer, T., Meisinger, C., Wichmann, H.E., Heinrich, J., for the KORA study group: Predictivity of allergic sensitization (RAST) for the onset of allergic diseases in adults. Allergy 63, 81-86 (2008a)

Schorr, G., Ulbricht, S., Schmidt, C.O., Baumeister, S.E, Rüge, J., Schumann, A., Rumpf, H.J., John, U., Meyer, C.: Does Precontemplation Represent a Homogeneous Stage Category? A Latent Class Analysis on German Smokers. J Consulting Clin Psychology 76, 840-851 (2008)

Schunkert, H., Götz, A., Braund, P., McGinnis, R., Tregouet, D.A., Mangino, M., Linsel-Nitschke, P., Cambien, F., Hengstenberg, C., Stark, K., Blankenberg, S., Tiret, L., Ducimetiere, P., Keniry, A., Ghori, M.J.R., Schreiber, S., El Mokhtari, N.E., Hall, A., Dixon, R.J., Goodall, A.H., Liptau, H., Pollard, H., Schwarz, D.F., Hothorn, L.A., Wichmann, H.E., König, I.R., Fischer, M., Meisinger, C., Ouwehand, W., Deloukas, P., Thompson, J.R., Erdmann, J., Ziegler, A., Samani, N.J., for the Cardiogenetics Consortium: Repeated Replication and a Prospective Meta-Analysis of the Association Between Chromosome 9p21.3 and Coronary Artery Disease. Circulation 117, 1675-1684 (2008)

Smith, J.S., Kumlin, U., Nyberg, F., Fortes, C., Zaridze, D., Ahrens, W., Brüske-Hohlfeld, I., Constantinescu, V., Ting, J., Benhamou, S., Simonato, L., Boman, J., Gabrieau, V., Boffetta, P.: Lack of association between serum antibodies of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection and the risk of lung cancer Letter to the editor. Int J Cancer 123, 2469-2471 (2008)

Sunyer, J., Pistelli, R., Plana, E., Andreani, M., Baldari, F., Kolz, M., Koenig, W., Pekkanen, J., Peters, A., Forastiere, F.: Systemic inflammation, genetic susceptibility and lung function. Eur Resp J 32, 92-97 (2008)

Ulbricht, S., Baumeister, S., Meyer, C., Schmidt, C.O., Schumann, A., Rumpf, H.J., John, U.: Does the smoking status of general practitioners affect the efficacy of smoking cessation counselling? Patient Education and Counseling 74, 23-28 (2008)

von Klot, S., Mittleman, M.A., Dockery, D.W., Heier, M., Meisinger, C., Hörmann, A., Wichmann, H.E., Peters, A.: Intensity of physical exertion and triggering of myocardial infarction: a case-crossover study. Eur Heart J 29, 1881-1888 (2008)

Wang-Sattler, R., Yu, Y., Mittelstrass, K., Lattka, E., Altmaier, E., Gieger, C., Ladwig, K.H., Dahmen, N., Weinberger, K.M., Hao, P., Liu, L., Li, Y., Wichmann, H.E., Adamski, J.*, Suhre, K.*, Illig, T.: Metabolic Profiling Reveals Distinct Variations Linked to Nicotine Consumption in Humans – First Results from the KORA Study. PLoS one 3(12): e3863, 1-10 (2008)

Wiedmann, S., Fischer, M., Koehler, M., Neureuther, K., Stark, K., Riegger, G., Doering, A., Hengstenberg, C., Baessler, A.: Genetic variants within the LPIN1 gene, encoding lipin, are influencing phenotypes of the metabolic syndrome in humans. Diabetes 57(1), 209-217 (2008)

Yue, W., Stölzel, M., Cyrys, J., Pitz, M., Heinrich, J., Kreyling, W.G., Wichmann, H.E., Peters, A., Wang, S., Hopke, P.K.: Source apportionment of ambient fine particle size distribution using positive matrix factorization in Erfurt, Germany. Sci Total Environ 398(1-3), 133-144 (2008)

Zeggini, E., Scott, L.J., Saxena, R., Voight, B.F., for the DIAGRAM Consortium with Grallert, H., Meisinger, C., Illig, T.: Meta-analysis of genome-wide association data and large-scale replication identifies additional susceptibility loci for type 2 diabetes. Nature Genetics 40(5), 638-645 (2008)

Ziegler, D., Rathmann, W., Dickhaus, T., Meisinger, C., Mielck, A.*, KORA Study Group*: Prevalence of Polyneuropathy in Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes Is Associated With Abdominal Obesity and Macroangiopathy The MONICA/KORA Augsburg Surveys S2 and S3. Diabetes Care 31(3), 464-469 (2008a)

Ziegler, D., Zentai, C.P., Perz, S.*, Rathmann, W., Haastert, B., Döring, A., Meisinger, C., KORA Group*: Prediction of Mortality Using Measures of Cardiac Autonomic Dysfunction in the Diabetic and Nondiabetic Population. The MONICA/KORA Augsburg Cohort Study. Diabetes Care 31(3), 556-561 (2008b)


Baessler, A., Fischer, M., Mayer, B., Koehler, M., Wiedmann, S., Stark, K., Döring, A., Erdmann, J., Riegger, G., Schunkert, H., Kwitek, A.E., Hengstenberg, C.: Epistatic interaction between haplotypes of the ghrelin ligand and receptor genes influence susceptibility and myocardial infarction and coronary artery disease. Hum Mol Genet 16(8), 887-899 (2007)

Barnett, A.G., Sans, S., Salomaa, V., Kuulasmaa, K., Dobson, A.J., WHO MONICA Project with Löwel, H., Döring, A.*: The effect of temperature on systolic blood pressure. Blood Press Monit 12, 195 203 (2007)

Baumert, J., Plewig, G., Volkenandt, M., Schmid-Wendtner, M.H.: Factors associated with a high tumour thickness in patients with melanoma. Br J Dermatology 156, 938-944 (2007)

Birner, C.M., Ulucan, C., Fredersdorf, S., Rihm, M., Löwel, H., Stritzke, J., Schunkert, H., Hengstenberg, C., Holmer, S., Riegger, G., Luchner, A.: Head-to-head comparison of BNP and IL-6 as markers of clinical and experimental heart failure: Superiority of BNP. Cytokine 40, 89-97 (2007)

Bjarnason-Wehrens, B., Grande, G., Loewel, H., Völler, H., Mittag, O.: Gender-specific issues in cardiac rehabilitation: do women with ischaemic heart disease need specially tailored programmes? Eur J Cardiovasc Prevention Rehabilitation 14, 163-171 (2007)

Giampaoli, S., Hammar, N., Adany, R., de Peretti, C., Döring, A.: Population based register of stroke: Manual of operations. Eur. J. Cardiovasc. Prev. Rehabil. 14, 23 41 (2007)

Grallert, H., Sedlmeier, E.M., Huth, C., Kolz, M., Heid, I.M., Meisinger, C., Herder, C., Strassburger, K., Gehringer, A., Haak, M., Giani, G., Kronenberg, F., Wichmann, H.E., Adamski, J., Paulweber, B., Illig, T., Rathmann, W.: APOA5 variants and metabolic syndrome in Caucasians. J Lipid Res 48, 2614-2621 (2007)

Grau, M., Guxens, M., Subirana, I., Fitó, M., Covas, M.I., Jacquemin, B., Sunyer, J., Lanki, T., Picciotto, S., Bellander, T., Katsouyanni, K., Schneider, A., Peters, A., Marrugat, J., AIRGENE Study Group: South to North gradient in lipid peroxidation in men with stable coronary artery disease in Europe. Eur. Heart J. 28, 2841 2849 (2007)

Heidrich, J., Wellmann, J., Döring, A., Illig, T., Keil, U.: Alcohol consumption, alcohol dehydrogenase and risk of coronary heart disease in the MONICA/KORA-Augsburg cohort 1994/95-2002. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehab 14, 769-774 (2007)

Heinrich, J., Meisinger, C., Wölke, G., Greschik, C., Schneller, H., Brasche, S., Strube, G.: Erfurt male cohort study (ERFORT Study). Study design and descriptive results. Cent Eur J Public Health 15(2), 51-57 (2007d)

Holzapfel, C., Klopp, N., Grallert, H., Huth, C., Gieger, C., Meisinger, C., Strassburger, K., Giani, G., Wichmann, H.E., Laumen, H., Hauner, H., Herder, C., Rathmann, W., Illig, T.: Genetic variants in the leukemia-associated Rho guanine nucleotide exchange factor (ARHGEF12) gene are not associated with T2DM and related parameters in Caucasians (KORA study). Eur J Endocrinol 157, R1-R5 (2007)

Huber, C.A., Baumeister, S.E., Ladwig, K.H., Mielck, A.*: Living with a partner and health care use - results from the MONICA survey Augsburg in Southern Germany. GMS Psycho-Social-Medicine 4, 8 S. (2007)

Huth, C., Siegert, N.*, Meisinger, C., König, J.*, Kääb, S.*, Wichmann, H.E., Döring, A., KORA Group: Individuals With Very Low Alcohol Consumption: A Heterogeneous Group. J Stud Alcohol 68, 6-10 (2007)

Jacquemin, B., Lanki, T., Sunyer, J., Cabrera, L., Querol, X., Bellander, T., Moreno, N., Peters, A., Pey, J., Pekkanen, J.: Levels of outdoor PM2.5, absorbance and sulphur as surrogates for personal exposures among post-myocardial infarction patients in Barcelona, Spain. Atmos Environ 41, 1539-1549 (2007a)

Kandler, U., Meisinger, C., Baumert, J., Loewel, H., for the KORA Study Group: Living alone is a risk factor for mortality in men but not women from the general population: a prospective cohort study. BMC Public Health 7:335, 24 S. (2007)

Kuch, B., von Scheidt, W., Kling, B., Heier, M., Hoermann, A., Meisinger, C.: Characteristics and Outcome of Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction According to Presenting Electrocardiogram (from the MONICA/KORA Augsburg Myocardial Infarction-Registry). Am J Cardiol 100, 1056-1060 (2007a)

Kuch, B., von Scheidt, W., Peter, W., Döring, A., Piehlmeier, W., Landgraf, R., Meisinger, C.: Sex-specific Determinants of Left Ventricular Mass in Pre-Diabetic and Type 2 Diabetic Subjects. Diabetes Care 30, 946-952 (2007b)

Kulathinal, S., Karvanen, J., Saarela, O., Kuulasmaa, K., for the MORGAM Project with Döring, A.: Case-cohort design in practice – experiences from the MORGAM Project. Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations 4(1): 15 (2007)

Küpper, U., Breitner, S., Schnelle-Kreis, J., Cyrys, J., Lanki, T., Rückerl, R., Schneider, A., Brüske-Hohlfeld, I., Wichmann, H.E., Peters, A.: Ambient air pollution, sources of semivolatile organic compounds, and cardiovascular symptoms in myocardial survivors. Magisterarbeit, 50 S. (2007)

Ladwig, K.H.: Traumatisierung durch medizinische Eingriffe. In: Wohin entwickelt sich die Traumatherapie?: LL Leben Lernen, Klett-Cotta, 100-136 (2007a)

Ladwig, K.H.: Psychische Probleme bei koronarer Herzkrankheit. Herz Heute 3, 10-15 (2007b)

Ladwig, K.H.: Leben mit dem implantierten Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD) 12.6. In: Kardiologische Rehabilitation (Hrsg.: Rauch, B., Middeke, M., Bönner, G., Karoff, M., Held, K.).: Thieme-Verlag, 187-194 (2007c)

Lieb, W.*, Voss, C., Ortak, J., Barantke, M., Hengstenberg, C., Loewel, H., Holmer, S., Erdmann, J., Schunkert, H., Bonnemeier, H.: Impact of Diabetes on QT Dynamicity in Patients With and Without Myocardial Infarction: The KORA Family Heart Study. PACE 30, S183-S187 (2007)

Lubin, J.H., Alavanja, M.C.R., Caporaso, N., Brown, L.M., Brownson, R.C.*, Field, R.W., Garcia-Closas, M.*, Hartge, P., Hauptmann, M., Hayes, R.B., Kleinermann, R., Kogevinas, M., Krewski, D., Langholz, B., Létourneau, E.G., Lynch, C.F., Malats, N., Sandler, D.P., Schaffrath-Rosario, A., Schoenberg, J.B., Silverman, D.T., Wang, Z., Wichmann, H.E., Wilcox, H.B., Zielinski, J.M.: Cigarette Smoking and Cancer Risk: Modeling Total Exposure and Intensity. Am J Epidemiol 166, 479-489 (2007a)

Lubin, J.H., Caporosa, N., Wichmann, H.E., Schaffrath-Rosario, A., Alavanja, M.C.R: Cigarette Smoking and Lung Cancer Modeling Effect Modification of Total Exposure and Intensity. Epidemiology 18(5), 639-648 (2007b)

Maas, R., Schulze, F., Baumert, J., Löwel, H., Hamraz, K., Schwedhelm, E., Koenig, W., Böger, R.H.: Asymetric Dimethylarginine, Smoking, and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Apparently Healthy Men: Prospective Analysis from the Population-Based Monitoring of Trends and Determinants in Cardiovascular Disease/Kooperative Gesundheitsforschung in der Region Augsburg Study and Experimental Data. Clin Chemistry 53(4), 693-701 (2007)

Madsen, M., Gudnason, V., Pajak, A., Palmieri, L., Rocha, E.C., Salomaa, V., Sans, S., Steinbach, K., Vanuzzo, D., Döring, A.: Population based register of acute myocardial infarction: Manual of operations. Eur. J. Cardiovasc. Prev. Rehabil. 14, 3 22 (2007)

Marzi, C., Huth, C., Kolz, M., Grallert, H., Meisinger, C., Wichmann, H.E., Rathmann, W., Herder, C., Illig, T.: Variants of the Transcription Factor 7-Like 2 Gene (TCF7L2) are Strongly Associated with Type 2 Diabetes but not with the Metabolic Syndrome in the MONICA/KORA Surveys. Horm Metab Res 39, 46-52 (2007)

Meisinger, C., Döring, A., Greschik, C., Heier, M.: Epidemiologie der Adipositas-assoziierten Hypertonie Ergebnisse aus der bevölkerungsrepräsentativen KORA S4-Querschnittsstudie. Adipositas 1, 63-69 (2007a)

Meisinger, C., Heier, M., Lang, O., Döring, A.: ß-blocker use and risk of fractures in men and women from the general population: the MONICA/KORA Augsburg cohort study. Osteoporosis Int 18, 1189-1195 (2007b)

Meisinger, C., Heier, M., Löwel, H., Schneider, A., Döring, A.: Sleep Duration and Sleep Complaints and Risk of Myocardial Infarction in Middle-aged Men and Women from the General Population: The MONICA/KORA Augsburg Cohort Study. SLEEP 30(9), 1121-1127 (2007c)

Meisinger, C., Löwel, H., Heier, M., Kandler, U., Döring, A.: Association of sports activities in leisure time and incident myocardial infarction in middle-aged men and women from the general population: the MONICA/KORA Augsburg cohort study. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabilitation 14, 788-792 (2007d)

Nitz, I., Fisher, E., Grallert, H., Li, Y., Gieger, C., Rubin, D., Boeing, H., Spranger, J., Lindner, I., Schreiber, S., Rathmann, W., Gohlke, H., Döring, A., Wichmann, H.E., Schrezenmeir, J., Döring, F., Illig, T.: Association of Prostaglandin E Synthase 2 (PTGES2) Arg298His Polymorphism with Type 2 Diabetes in two German Study Populations. J Clin Endocrin Metab 92(8), 3183-3188 (2007)

Peters, A., Schneider, A., Greven, S., Bellander, T., Forastiere, F., Ibald-Mulli, A., Illig, T., Jaquemin, B., Katsouyanni, K., Koenig, W., Lanki, T., Pekkanen, J., Pershagen, G., Piccioto, S.: Air pollution and Inflammatory Response in Myocardial Infarction Survivors: Gene-Environment-Interactions in a High-Risk Group. Inhal Toxicol 19(Suppl.1), 161-175 (2007)

Primatesta, P., Allender, S., Ciccarelli, P., Döring, A., Graff Iversen, S., Holub, J., Panico, S., Trichopoulou, A., Verschuren, W.M.: Cardiovascular surveys: Manual of operations. Eur. J. Cardiovasc. Prev. Rehabil. 14, 43 61 (2007)

Rathmann, W., Haastert, B., Herder, C., Hauner, H., Koenig, W., Meisinger, C., Holle, R.*, Giani, G.: Differential association of adiponectin with cardiovascular risk markers in men and women? The KORA survey 2000. Int J Obesity 31, 770-776 (2007)

Reisig, V., Reitmeir, P.*, Döring, A., Rathmann, W., Mielck, A.*, the KORA study group: Social inequalities and outcomes in type 2 diabetes in the German region of Augsburg. A cross-sectional survey. Int J Public Health 52, 158-165 (2007)

Rückerl, R., Greven, S., Ljungman, P., Aalto, P., Antoniades, C., Bellander, T., Berglind, N., Chrysohoou, C., Forastiere, F., Jacquemin, B., von Klot, S., Koenig, W., Küchenhoff, H., Lanki, T., Pekkanen, J., Perucci, C.A., Schneider, A., Sunyer, J., Peters, A., for the AIRGENE Study Group: Air Pollution and Inflammation (Interleukin-6, C-reactive Protein, Fibrinogen) in Myocardial Infarction Survivors. Environ Health Perspect 115(7), 1072-1080 (2007a)

Rückerl, R., Phipps, R.P., Schneider, A., Frampton, M., Cyrys, J., Oberdörster, G., Wichmann, H.E., Peters, A.: Ultrafine particles and platelet activation in patients with coronary heart disease - results from a prospective panel study. Particle and Fibre Toxicology 4:1, 1-14 (2007b)

Rzehak, P., Meisinger, C., Woelke, G., Brasche, S., Strube, G., Heinrich, J.: Weight change, weight cycling and mortality in the ERFORT Male Cohort Study. Eur J Epidemiol 22, 665-673 (2007)

Schnelle-Kreis, J., Sklorz, M., Orasche, J., Stölzel, M., Peters, A., Zimmermann, R.*: Semi Volatile Organic Compounds in Ambient PM2.5. Seasonal Trends and Daily Resolved Source Contributions. Environ Sci Technol 41, 3821-3828 (2007)

Sedlmeier, E.M., Grallert, H., Huth, C., Löwel, H., Herder, C., Strassburger, K., Giani, G., Wichmann, H.E., Hauner, H., Illig, T., Rathmann, T.: Gene variants of monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 and components of metabolic syndrome in KORA S4, Augsburg. Eur J Endocrinol 156, 377-385 (2007)

Sklorz, M., Briedé, J.J., Schnelle-Kreis, J., Liu, Y., Cyrys, J., de Kok, T.M., Zimmermann, R.*: Concentration of Oxygenated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Oxygen Free Radical Formation from Particulate Matter. J Toxicology Environ Health, Part A 70, 1866-1869 (2007)

Slama, R., Morgenstern, V., Cyrys, J., Zutavern, A., Herbart, O., Wichmann, H.E., Heinrich, J., and the LISA Study Group**: Traffic-Related Atmospheric Pollutants Levels during Pregnancy and Offspring`s Term Birth Weight: a Study Relying on a Land-Use Regression Exposure Model. Environ Health Perspect 115, 1283-1292 (2007)

Stölzel, M., Breitner, S., Cyrys, J., Pitz, M., Wölke, G., Kreyling, W., Heinrich, J., Wichmann, H.E., Peters, A.: Daily mortality and particulate matter in different size classes in Erfurt, Germany. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 17, 458-467 (2007)

Stritzke, J., Mayer, B., Lieb, W., Luchner, A., Döring, A., Hense, H.W., Schunkert, H.: Haematocrit levels and left ventricular geometry: results of the MONICA Augsburg Echocardiographic Substudy. J Hypertension 25, 1301-1309 (2007)

The Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration* (with Döring, A., Koenig, W., Meisinger, C.): The Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration: Analysis of individual data on lipid, inflammatory and other markers in over 1.1 million participants in 104 prospective studies of cardiovascular diseases. Eur J Epidemiol 22, 839-869 (2007)
The Lp-PLA2 Studies Collaboration (with Meisinger, C.): Collaborative meta-analysis of individual participant dataq from observational studies of LpPLA2 and cardiovascular diseases. Eur J Cardiovascular Prev Rehabilitation 14, 3-11 (2007)

Thorand, B., Baumert, J., Herder, C., Meisinger, C., König, W.: Soluble thrombomodulin as a predictor of type 2 diabetes: results from the MONICA/KORA Augsburg case-cohort study, 1984-1998. Diabetologia 50, 545-548 (2007a)

Thorand, B., Baumert, J., Kolb, H., Meisinger, C., Chambless, L., Koenig, W., Herder, C.: Sex Differences in the Prediction of Type 2 Diabetes by Inflammatory Markers. Diabetes Care 30(4), 854-860 (2007b)

van Dillen, T., Bijwaard, H., Grosche, B., Schnelzer, M., Brüske-Hohlfeld, I., Wichmann, H.E.: a-Risk. Deliverable D1.6. Report on method of using nested case-control data on smoking in multistage model analyses of radon-exposed miner cohort data. a-Risk. Quantification of cancer and non-cancer risks associated with multiple chronicradiation exposures: Epidemiological studies, organ dose calculation and risk assessment. Project no. 516483, 34 S. (2007)

Vollmert, C., Hahn, S., Lamina, C., Huth, C., Kolz, M., Schöpfer-Wendels, A., Mann, K., Bongardt, F., Mueller, J.C., Kronenberg, F., Wichmann, H.E., Herder, C., Holle, R.*, Löwel, H., Illig, T., Janssen, O.E., KORA group*: Calpain-10 variants and haplotypes are associated with polycystic ovary syndrome in Caucasians. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 292, E836-E844 (2007)

Völzke, H., Neuhauser, H., Moebus, S., Baumert, J., Berger, K., Stang, A., Ellert, U., Werner, A., Döring, A.: Stadt-Land-Unterschiede im Rauchverhalten. Forum Public Health 15(54), 6.e1-6.e3 (2007)

Yue, W., Schneider, A., Rückerl, R., Koenig, W., Marder, V., Wang, S., Wichmann, H.E., Peters, A., Zareba, W.: Relationship between electrocardiographic and biochemical variables in coronary artery disease. Int J Cardiology 119, 185-191 (2007a)

Yue, W., Schneider, A., Stölzel, M., Rückerl, R., Cyrys, J., Pan, X., Zareba, W., Koenig, W., Wichmann, H.E., Peters, A.: Ambient source-specific particles are associated with prolonged repolarization and increased levels of inflammation in male coronary artery disease patients. Mutation Research 621, 50-60 (2007b)


Baessler, A., Kwitek, A.E., Fischer, M., Koehler, M., Reinhard, W., Erdmann, J., Riegger, G., Doering, A., Schunkert, H., Hengstenberg, C.: Association of the Ghrelin Receptor Gene Region With Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in the General Population Results of the MONICA/KORA Augsburg Echocardiographic Substudy. Hypertension 47, 920-927 (2006)

Baumert, J., Erazo, N.*, Ladwig, K.H.: Ten-year incidence and time trends of railway suicides in Germany from 1991 to 2000. Eur J Pub Health 16(2), 173-178 (2006a)

Baumert, J., Schmitt, C., Ladwig, K.H.: Psychophysiologic and Affective Parameters Associated With Pain Intensity of Cardiac Cardioverter Defibrillator Shock Discharges. Psychosomatic Medicine 68, 591-597 (2006b)

Berger, A.*, Zareba, W., Schneider, A., Rückerl, R., Ibald-Mulli, A., Cyrys, J., Wichmann, H.E., Peters, A.: Runs of Ventricular and Supraventricular Tachycardia Triggered by Air Pollution in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease. J Occup Environ Med 48(11), 1149-1158 (2006)

Brüske-Hohlfeld, I., Kreienbrock, L., Wichmann, H.E.: Lungenkrebs durch Radon. In: Strahlung (Hrsg.: GSF)., 37-43 (2006a)

Brüske-Hohlfeld, I., Möhner, M., Wichmann, H.E.: Lungenkrebsrisiko bei Uranbergarbeitern. Bremerhaven: Wirtschaftsverlag NW, 54 S. (2006b)

Brüske-Hohlfeld, I., Peters, A., Wichmann, H.E.: Epidemiologie von ultrafeinen Partikeln. In: Experten-Workshop Verkehrsbedingte Feinstäube in der Stadt (Hrsg.: Umweltbundesamt): Download unter, 9-18 (2006c)

Brüske-Hohlfeld, I., Schaffrath Rosario, A., Wölke, G., Heinrich, J., Kreuzer, M., Kreienbrock, L., Wichmann, H.E.: Lung cancer risk among former uranium miners of the WISMUT Company in Germany. Health Physics 90(3), 208-216 (2006d)

Cyrys, J., Pitz, M., Hazenkamp von Arx, M.E., Künzli, N., Heinrich, J.: Evaluation of a sampling strategy for estimation of long-term PM2.5 exposure for epidemiological studies. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 119, 161-171 (2006)

Darby, S., Hill, D., Deo, H., Auvinen, A., Barros-Dios, J.M., Baysson, H., Bochicchio, F., Doll, R., Falk, R., Farchi, S., Figueiras, A., Hakama, M., Heid, I., Hunter, N., Kreienbrock, L., Kreuzer, M., Lagarde, F., Mäkeläinen, I., Muirhead, C., Oberaigner, W., Pershagen, G., Ruosteenoja, E., Schaffrath Rosario, A., Tirmarche, M., Tomášek, L., Whitley, E., Wichmann, H.E.: Residential Radon and Lung Cancer: Detailed Results of a Collaborative Analysis of Individual Data on 7, 148 Subjects with Lung Cancer and 14, 208 Subjects without Lung Cancer from 13 Epidemiological Studies in Europe. Scandinavian Journal of Work and Environmental Health 32(Suppl 1), 1-80 (2006)

Erazo, N., Baumert, J., Ladwig, K.H.: Factors associated with failed and completed railway suicides. J Affect Disord 88, 137 143 (2006)

Grallert, H., Huth, C., Kolz, M., Meisinger, C., Herder, C., Strassburger, K., Giani, G., Wichmann, H.E., Adamski, J., Illig, T., Rathmann, W.: IL-6 promoter polymorphisms and quantitative traits related to the metabolic syndrome in KORA S4. Experimental Gerontology 41, 737-745 (2006)

Heid, I.M., Küchenhoff, H., Schaffrath Rosario, A., Kreienbrock, L., Wichmann, H.E.: Impact of measurement error in exposures in German radon studies. J Toxicol Environ Health, Part A 69, 701-721 (2006a)

Herder, C., Baumert, J., Kolb, H., Koenig, W., Martin, S., Thorand, B.: Letter Circulating Levels of Interleukin-18 Independant of Body Fat and Fat-Free Mass - Results from the MONICA/KORA study. Diabetes Care 29(1), 174-5 (2006a)

Herder, C., Baumert, J., Thorand, B., Koenig, W., de Jager, W., Meisinger, C., Illig, T., Martin, S., Kolb, H.: Chemokines as risk factors for type 2 diabetes: results from the MONICA/KORA Augsburg study, 1984-2002. Diabetologia 49, 921-929 (2006b)

Herder, C., Baumert, J., Thorand, B., Martin, S., Löwel, H., Kolb, H., Koenig, W.: Chemokines and Incident Coronary Heart Disease Results from the MONICA/KORA Augsburg Case-Cohort Study, 1984-2002. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 26, 2147-2152 (2006c)

Herder, C., Hauner, H., Haastert, B., Röhrig, K., Koenig, W., Kolb, H., Müller-Scholze, S., Thorand, B., Holle, R.*, Rathmann, W.: Hypoadiponectinemia and Proinflammatory State: Two Sides of the Same Coin? Results From the Cooperative Health Research in the Region of Augsburg Survey (KORA S4). Diabetes Care 29(7), 1626-1631 (2006d)

Herder, C., Müller-Scholze, S., Rating, P., Koenig, W., Thorand, B., Haastert, B., Holle, R.*, Illig, T., Rathmann, W., Seissler, J., Wichmann, H.E., Kolb, H.: Systemic monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 concentrations are independent of type 2 diabetes or parameters of obesity: Results from the Cooperative Health Research in the Region of Augsburg Survey S4 (KORA S4). Eur J Endocrinology 154, 311-317 (2006f)

Holle, R.*, Hochadel, M., Reitmeir, P.*, Meisinger, C., Wichmann, H.E., KORA group*: Prolonged Recruitment Efforts in Health Surveys Effects on Response, Costs, and Potential Bias. Epidemiology 17(6), 639-643 (2006)

Hopke, P.K., Ito, K., Mar, T., Christensen, W.F., Eatough, D.J., Henry, R.C., Kim, E., Laden, F., Lall, R., Larson, T.V., Liu, H., Naes, L., Pinto, J., Stölzel, M., Suh, H., Paatero, P., Thurston, G.D.: PM source apportionment and health effects: 1. Intercomparison of source apportionment results. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 16, 275-286 (2006)

Huth, C., Heid, I., Vollmert, C., Gieger, C., Grallert, H., Wolford, J.K., Langer, B., Thorand, B., Klopp, N., Hamid, Y.H., Pedersen, O., Hansen, T., Lyssenko, V., Groop, L., Meisinger, C., Döring, A., Löwel, H., Lieb, W., Hengstenberg, C., Rathmann, W., Martin, S., Stephens, J.W., Ireland, H., Mather, H., Miller, G.J., Stringham, H.M., Boehnke, M., Tuomilehto, J., Boeing, H., Möhlig, M., Spranger, J., Pfeiffer, A., Wernstedt, I., Niklason, A., Lopez-Bermejo, A., Fernandez-Real, J.M., Hanson, R.L., Gallart, L., Vendrell, J., Tsiavou, A., Hatziagelaki, Humphries, S.E., Wichmann, H.E., Herder, C., Illig, T.: IL6 Gene Promoter Polymorphisms and Type 2 Diabetes Joint Analysis of Individual Participants` Data From 21 Studies. Diabetes 55, 2915-2921 (2006)

Icks, A., Rathmann, W., Haastert, B., Mielck, A.*, Holle, R.*, Löwel, H., Giani, G., Meisinger, C., KORA-Studiengruppe: Versorgungsqualität und Ausmaß von Komplikationen an einer bevölkerungsbezogenen Stichprobe von Typ 2-Diabetespatienten. DMW-Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift 131, 73-78 (2006)

Koenig, W., Khuseynova, N., Baumert, J., Meisinger, C., Löwel, H.: Serum Concentrations of Adinopectin and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Coronary Heart Disease in Apparently Healthy Middle-Aged Men: Results From the 18-Year Follow-Up of a Large Cohort From Southern Germany. J Am Coll Cardiol 48, 1369-1377 (2006a)

Koenig, W., Khuseyinova, N., Baumert, J., Thorand, B., Loewel, H., Chambless, L., Meisinger, C., Schneider, A., Martin, S., Kolb, H., Herder, C.: Increased Concentrations of C-reactive Protein and IL-6 but not IL-18 Are Independently Associated With Incident Coronary Events in Middle-Aged Men and Women. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 26, 2745-2751 (2006b)

Kohlhammer, Y., Döring, A., Schäfer, T., Wichmann, H.E., Heinrich, J., KORA Study Group: Swimming pool attendance and hay fever rates later in life. Allergy 61, 1305-1309 (2006a)

Kuch, B., von Scheidt, W., Peter, W., Heier, M., Wichmann, H.E., Meisinger, C.: Influence of antihypertensive therapy and blood pressure control on left ventricular geometry and function in subjects with type II diabetes: The Augsburg Diabetes Family Study. J Hum Hypertension 20, 757-764 (2006)
Kuhlbusch, T., John, A., Hugo, A., Peters, A., von Klot, S., Cyrys, J., Wichmann, H.E., Quass, U., Bruckmann, P.: Analysis and design of local air quality measurements. Final report, 138 S. (2006)

Ladwig, K.H., Marten-Mittag, B., Löwel, H., Döring, A., Wichmann, H.E.: Synergistic effects of depressed mood and obesity on long-term cardiovascular risks in 1510 obese men and women: results from the MONICA-KORA Augsburg Cohort Study 1984-1998. Int J Obesity 30, 1408-1414 (2006)

Lamina, C., Meisinger, C., Heid, I., Löwel, H., Rantner, B., Koenig, W., Kronenberg, F., KORA Study Group: Association of ankle-brachial index and plaques in the carotid and femoral arteries with cardiovascular events and total mortality in a population-based study with 13 years follow-up. Eur Heart J 27, 2580-2587 (2006)

Lanki, T., de Hartog, J.J., Heinrich, J., Hoek, G., Janssen, N.A.H., Peters, A., Stölzel, M., Timonen, K.L., Vallius, M., Vanninen, E., Pekkanen, J.: Can we identify sources of fine particles responsible for exercise-induced ischemia on days with elevated air pollution? The ULTRA study. Environmental Health Perspectives 114(5), 655-660 (2006a)

Lanki, T., Pekkanen, J., Aalto, P., Elosua, R., Berglind, N., D´Ippoliti, D., Kulmala, M., Nyberg, F., Peters, A., Picciotto, S., Salomaa, V., Sunyer, J., Tittanen, P., von Klot, S., Forastiere, F., for the HEAPSS study group: Associations of traffic related air pollutants with hospitalisation for first acute myocardial infarction: the HEAPSS Study. Occup Environ Med 63, 844-851 (2006b)

Lieb, W., Bolbrinker, J., Döring, A., Hense, H.W., Erdmann, J., Schunkert, H., Kreutz, R.: No association of the CYP3A5*1 allele with blood pressure and left ventricular mass and geometry: the KORA/MONICA Augsburg echocardiographic substudy. Clin Sci (Lon) 111, 365-372 (2006a)

Lieb, W., Graf, J., Götz, A., König, I.R., Mayer, B., Fischer, M., Stritzke, J., Hengstenberg, C., Holmer, S.R., Döring, A., Löwel, H., Schunkert, H., Erdmann, J.: Association of angiotensin-converting enzyme 1 (ACE2) gene polymorphisms with parameters of left ventricular hypertrophy in men Results of the MONICA Augsburg echocardiographic substudy. J Mol Med 84, 88-96 (2006b)

Lieb, W., Mayer, B., Stritzke, J., Doering, A., Hense, H.W., Loewel, H., Erdmann, J., Schunkert, H.: Association of low-grade urinary albumin excretion with left ventricular hypertrophy in the general population. Nephrol Dial Transplant 21, 2780-2787 (2006c)

Löwel, H.: Diabetes mellitus bei Frauen – die unterschätzte Gefahr. MedReport 30(5), 2 (2006a)

Löwel, H.: Die Akutbehandlung des Myokardinfarktes unter ‘gender main stream’-Aspekten. In: Fortschritt und Fortbildung in der Medizin, Band 30 (2006/2007) (Hrsg.: Bundesärztekammer). Köln: Deutscher Ärzte-Verlag, 171-175 (2006b)

Löwel, H., Hörmann, A., Döring, A., Heier, M., Meisinger, C., Schneider, A., Kaup, U., Gösele, U., Hymer, H.: Koronare Herzkrankheit und acuter Myokardinfarkt. Berlin: Robert-Koch-Institut, 35 S. (2006c)

Löwel, H., Meisinger, C.: Epidemiologie und demographische Entwicklung am Beispiel kardiovaskulärer Erkrankungen in Deutschland. Medizinische Klinik 101(10), 804-811 (2006d)

Löwel, H., Meisinger, C., Heier, M., Hörmann, A., von Scheidt, W.: Herzinfarkt und koronare Sterblichkeit in Süddeutschland Ergebnisse des bevölkerungsbasierten MONICA/KORA-Herzinfarktregisters 1991 bis 1993 und 2001 bis 2003. Deutsches Ärzteblatt 103(10), A616-A622 (2006e)

Löwel, H., Meisinger, C., Heier, M., Hymer, H., Alte, D., Völzke, H.: Epidemiologie der arteriellen Hypertonie in Deutschland Ausgewählte Ergebnisse bevölkerungsrepräsentativer Querschnittstudien. Dtsch Med Wochenschr 131, 2586-2591 (2006f)

Löwel, H., Meisinger, C., Schneider, A., Döring, A.: Geschlechtsspezifische Unterschiede bei den kardiovaskulären Risikofaktoren. Ausgewählte Ergebnisse aus der MONICA/KORA Kohortenstudie 1984 bis 2002. Vasomed 18, 180-184 (2006g)

Mar, T.F., Ito, K., Koenig, J.Q., Larson, T.V., Eatough, D.J., Henry, R.C., Kim, E., Laden, F., Lall, R., Neas, L., Stölzel, M., Paatero, P., Hopke, P.K., Thurston, G.D.: PM source apportionment and health effects. 3. Investigation of inter-method variations in association between estimated source contributions of PM2.5 and daily mortality in Phoenix, AZ. J Exp Science Environ Epidemiol 16, 311-320 (2006)

Mayer, B., Lieb, W., Götz, A., König, I.R., Kauschen, L.F., Linsel-Nitschke, P., Pomarino, A., Holmer, S., Hengstenberg, C., Doering, A., Loewel, H., Hense, H.W., Ziegler, A., Erdmann, J., Schunkert, H.: Association of a functional polymorphism in the CYP4A11 gene with systolic blood pressure in survivors of myocardial infarction. J Hypertension 24, 1965-1970 (2006)

Meisinger, C., Döring, A., Löwel, H., KORA Study Group: Chronic kidney disease and risk of incident myocardial infarction and all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in middle-aged men and women from the general population. Eur Heart J 27, 1245-1250 (2006a)

Meisinger, C., Döring, A., Schneider, A., Löwel, H., KORA Study Group: Serum γ-glutamyltransferase is a predictor of incident coronary events in apparently healthy men from the general population. Atherosclerosis 189, 297-302 (2006b)

Meisinger, C., Döring, A., Thorand, B., Heier, M., Löwel, H.: Body fat distribution and risk of type 2 diabetes in the general population: Are there differences between men and women? The MONICA/KORA Augsburg Cohort Study. Am J Clin Nutrition 84, 483-489 (2006c)

Meisinger, C., Döring, A., Thorand, B., Löwel, H.: Association of cigarette smoking and tar and nicotine intake with development of type 2 diabetes mellitus in men and women from the general population: the MONICA/KORA Augsburg Cohort Study. Diabetologia 49, 1770-1776 (2006d)

Meisinger, C., Heier, M., Völzke, H., Löwel, H., Mitusch, R., Hense, H.W., Lüdemann, J.: Regional disparities of hypertension prevalence and management within Germany. J Hypertension 24, 293-299 (2006e)

Meisinger, C., Hörmann, A., Heier, M., Kuch, B., Löwel, H.: Admission blood glucose and adverse outcomes in non-diabetic patients with acute myocardial infarction in the reperfusion era. Int J Cardiology 113, 229-235 (2006f)

Meisinger, C., Koletzko, B., Heinrich, J.: Metabolic syndrome: older than usually assumed, but still to young to die. Clin Chemistry 52(5), 897-898 (2006g)

Meisinger, C., Wölke, G., Brasche, S., Strube, G., Heinrich, J.: Postload Plasma Glucose and 30-Year Mortality Among Nondiabetic Middle-Aged Men From the General Population: The ERFORT Study. Ann Epidemiol 16, 534-539 (2006h)

Menzler, S., Schaffrath-Rosario, A., Wichmann, H.E., Kreienbrock, L.: Abschätzung des attributablen Lungenkrebsrisikos in Deutschland durch Radon in Wohnungen. Landsberg: ecomed Verlag, 101 S. (2006a)

Menzler, S., Schaffrath-Rosario, A., Wichmann, H.E., Kreienbrock, L.: StSch442 Abschätzung des attributalen Lungenkrebsrisikos in Deutschland durch Radon in Wohnungen. Abschlussbericht an das Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz, 101 S. (2006b)

Metzger, M.H, Heier, M., Mäki, M., Bravi, E., Schneider, A., Löwel, H., Illig, T., Schuppan, D., Wichmann, H.E.: Mortality excess in individuals with elevated IgA anti-transglutaminase antibodies: The KORA/MONICA Augsburg cohort study 1989-1998. Eur J Epidemiol 21, 359-365 (2006)

Peters, A.: Krank durch Feinstaub? Auswirkungen der Luftverschmutzung auf die Gesundheit. In: Staub - Spiegel der Umwelt (Hrsg.: Soentgen, Völzke). München: oekom Verlag, 152-155 (2006a)

Peters, A.: Commentary: Inflamed about ultrafine particles? Int J Epidemiol 35, 1355-1356 (2006b)

Peters, A.: When a Myocardial Infarction Comes Out of the Not-So-Blue Air. Circulation 114, 2430-2431 (2006c)

Peters, A., Veronesi, B., Calderón-Garciduenas, L., Gehr, P., Chen, L.C., Geiser, M., Reed, W., Rothen-Rutishauser, B., Schürch, S., Schulz, H.: Translocation and potential neurological effects of fine and ultrafine particles A critical update. Particle and Fibre Toxicology 3:13, 1-13 (2006d)

Peters, A., von Klot, S., Berglind, N., Hörmann, A., Löwel, H., Nyberg, F., Pekkanen, J., Perucci, C.A., Stafoggia, M., Sunyer, J., Tiittanen, P., Forastiere, F.: Comparison of different methods in analyzing short-term air pollution effects in a cohort study of susceptible individuals. Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations 3:10, 10 S. (2006e)

Rathmann, W., Haastert, B., Icks, A., Giani, G., Holle, R.*, Koenig, W., Löwel, H., Meisinger, C.: Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in the Elderly Population According to IDF, WHO, and NCEP Definitions and Associations With C-reactive Protein The KORA Survey 2000. Diabetes Care 29(2), 461 (2006a)

Rathmann, W., Meisinger, C.: Trends des Diabetesprävalenz in Deutschland – Daten der Region Augsburg. Diabetes Care Monitor 3, 2-3 (2006b) (E-Mail-Magazin)

Rückerl, R., Ibald-Mulli, A., Koenig, W., Schneider, A., Woelke, G., Cyrys, J., Heinrich, J., Marder, V., Frampton, M., Wichmann, H.E., Peters, A.: Air pollution and markers of inflammation and coagulation in patients with coronary heart disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 173, 432-441 (2006)

Schaffrath Rosario, A., Heid, I.M., Kreienbrock, L., Keller, G., Heinrich, J., Wellmann, J., Gerken, M., Kreuzer, M., Steinwachs, A., Langer, B., Brüske-Hohlfeld, I., Wichmann, H.E.: Bewertung des Lungenkrebsrisikos durch Radon in Wohnungen in Deutschland mit Hilfe statistisch-epidemiologischer Modelle sowie internationale Einordnung der deutschen Ergebnisse. Landsberg: ecomed Verlag, 174 S. (2006a)

Schaffrath Rosario, A., Wellmann, J., Heid, I.M., Wichmann, H.E.: Radon epidemiology: continuous and categorical trend estimators when the exposure distribution is skewed and outliers may be present. J Toxicol Environ Health A 69(7), 681-700 (2006b)

Schaffrath Rosario, A., Wichmann, H.E.: Environmental pollutants: Radon. In: Encyclopedia of Respiratory Medicine (Hrsg.: Laurent, Shapiro). Oxford: Elsevier, 120-125 (2006c)

Schlemmer, M., Wendtner, C.M., Falk, M., Abdel-Rahman, S., Licht, T., Baumert, J., Straka, C., Hentrich, M., Salat, C., Hiddemann, W., Issels, R.D.: Efficacy of Consolidation High-dose Chemotherapy with Ifosfamide, Carboplatin and Etoposide (HD-ICE) Followed by Autologous Peripheral Blood Stern Cell Rescue in Chemosensitive Patients with Metastatic Soft Tissue Sarcomas. Oncology 71, 32-39 (2006)

Thorand, B., Baumert, J., Chambless, L.*, Meisinger, C., Kolb, H., Döring, A., Löwel, H., Koenig, W., MONICA/KORA Study Group: Elevated Markers of Endothelial Dysfunction Predict Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Middle-Aged Men and Women From the General Population. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 26, 398-405 (2006a)

Thorand, B., Baumert, J., Döring, A., Herder, C., Kolb, H., Rathmann, W., Giani, G., Koenig, W., KORA study group: Sex differences in the relation of body composition to markers of inflammation. Atherosclerosis 184, 216-224 (2006b)

Thorand, B., Baumert, J., Döring, A., Schneider, A., Chambless, L.*, Löwel, H., Kolb, H., Koenig, W.: Association of cardiovascular risk factors with markers of endothelial dysfunction in middle-aged men and women Results from the MONICA/KORA Augsburg Study. Thromb Haemost 95, 134-141 (2006c)

Timonen, K.L., Vanninen, E., de Hartog, J., Ibald-Mulli, A., Brunekreef, B.*, Gold, D.R., Heinrich, J., Hoek, G., Lanki, T., Peters, A., Tarkiainen, T., Kreyling, W., Pekkanen, J.: Effects of ultrafine and fine particulate and gaseous air pollution on cardiac autonomic control in subjects with coronary artery disease: The ULTRA study. J of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 16, 332-341 (2006)

Tuch, T.M., Herbarth, O., Franck, U., Peters, A., Wehner, B., Wiedensohler, A., Heintzenberg, J.: Weak correlation of ultrafine aerosol particle concentrations < 800 nm between two sites within one city. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 16, 486-490 (2006)

Völzke, H., Neuhauser, H., Moebus, S., Baumert, J., Berger, K., Stang, A., Ellert, U., Werner, A., Döring, A.: Urban-rural disparities in smoking behaviour in Germany. BMC Public Health 6:146, 1-8 (2006a)

Völzke, H., Neuhauser, H., Moebus, S., Baumert, J., Berger, K., Stang, A., Ellert, U., Werner, A., Döring, A.: Rauchen: Regionale Unterschiede in Deutschland. Deutsches Ärzteblatt 103(42), A2784-A2790 (2006b)

von Lengerke, T., John, J., KORA Study Group (with Wichmann, H.E., Löwel, H., Meisinger, C., Illig, T., Holle, R.*, John, J.): Use of medical doctors, physical therapists, and alternative practitioners by obese adults: Does body weight dissatisfaction mediate extant associations? J Psychosomatic Research 61, 553-560 (2006)

WHO* (with Wichmann, H.E., Peters, A.): Air Quality Guidelines Global Update 2005., 485 S. (2006)
Yue, W.: Epidemiological Studies on Shot-term Cardiovascular Effects of Ambient Source-specific Particulate Matter in Coronary Artery Disease Patients. Dissertation, 81 S. (2006)

Ziegler, D., Zental, D., Perz, S.*, Rathmann, W., Haastert, B., Meisinger, C., Löwel, H., KORA Study Group: Selective Contribution of Diabetes and Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors to Cardiac Autonomic Dysfunction in the General Population. Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 114, 153-159 (2006)

Completed dissertations (2003 – today)

  • 2012:
    Jianwei Gu
    "Characterization and sources of ambient particles in Augsburg, Germany"

    Astrid Zierer
    "Multiples Testen und die Kontrolle der gFWER in der statistischen Analse genetischer Daten"

    Liqun Liu
    "Health effects of air pollution and meteorology: Association with cardiovascular disease in Beijing"

  • 2011:
    Katrin Burkart
    "Bioclimate and health in urban and rural areas of Bangladesh – short- and long-term effects of atmospheric thermal conditions on human mortality"

    Regina Hampel
    "Environmental effects and gene-environment interactions: Air pollution and temperature effects on cardiovascular health"

  • 2010:
    Mike Pitz
    "Validierung und Analyse von innovativen Parametern zur kontinuierlichen Charakterisierung von feinen und ultrafeinen Partikeln für epidemiologische Studien"

    Ulla Kandler
    "Long-term mortality after first Acute Myocardial Infarction in the light of changing therapeutig guidelines and diagrnostic criteria between 1995 and 2003: Analysis of the MONICA/KORA Coronary Event Registry, Augsburg, Southern Germany"

    Regina Rückerl
    "Determinants of the acute phase protein CRP in myocardial infarction survivors: The role of co-morbidities and environmental factors"

  • 2009:
    Jaana Halonen
    "Acute cardiorespiratory health effects of size-segregated ambient particulate air pollution and ozone"

    Kathrin Wolf

    "The influence of air pollutants and temperature on the occurrence of myocardial infarctions and coronary deaths"

  • 2007:
    Susanne Breitner

    "Time-varying coefficient models and measurement error"

    Sonja Greven
    "Non-Standard Problems in Inference for Additive and Linear Mixed Models"

  • 2005:
    Stephanie von Klot

    "Individual activities as triggers of acute myocardial infarction - The role of strenuous exertion"

  • 2004:
    Angela Ibald-Mulli
    "Short-term Effects of Particulate Air Pollution in Ambient Air on Heart Rate Variability in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease"

  • 2003:
    Matthias Stölzel

    "Quellen von Feinstaubpartikeln in Erfurt sowie ihre gesundheitlichen Auswirkungen"