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Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Aigner A, Becher H, Jacobs S, Wilkens L, Boushey C, Le Marchand L, Haiman C, Maskarinec G (2018). Low diet quality and the risk of stroke mortality: the multiethnic cohort study. Eur J Clin Nutr.;  doi: 10.1038/s41430-018-0103-4  [Epub ahead of print]

Becher H, Belau M, Winkler V, Aigner A (2018). Estimating lung cancer mortality attributable to second hand smoke exposure in Germany. Int J Public Health; 63(3): 367-375. doi: doi.org/10.1007/s00038-017-1022-1. Epub 2017 Jul 29.

Burckhardt F, Hoffmann D, Jahn K, Heuner K, Jacob D, Vogt M, Bent S, Grunow R, Zanger P (2018). Oropharyngeal Tularemia from Freshly Pressed Grape Must. N Engl J Med.; 379(2):197-199. doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc1800353

Cho AB*, Jaehn P*, Holleczek B, Becher H, Winkler V (2018). Stage of cancer diagnoses among migrants from the former Soviet Union in comparison to the German population – are diagnoses among migrants delayed? BMC Public Health; 18(1):148. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5046-0
(* equal contribution)

Ehlkes L, George M, Knautz D, Burckhardt F, Jahn K, Vogt M, Zanger P (2018): Negligible import of enteric pathogens by newly-arrived asylum seekers and no impact on incidence of notified Salmonella and Shigella infections and outbreaks in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, January 2015 to May 2016. Eurosurveillance; 23(20); doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.20.17-00463

Gabrysch S, Waid, JL, Wendt AS, Müller AA, Kader A, Gosh U. (2018): Nutritional effects of flooding due to unseasonably early monsoon rainfall in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study in an ongoing cluster-randomised trial. The Lancet Planetary Health, Vol. 2 Suppl. 1, p. S3, doi: 10.1016/S2542-5196(18)30088-3

Gabrysch S, van Ewijk R. (2018): Authors’ Response to Commentaries, American Journal of Epidemiology, doi: 10.1093/aje/kwy090.

Gabrysch S , Jaehn P (2018). Germany must invest in its global health academic workforce. The Lancet; 391(10121): 656-657. doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(18)30247-2

Maskarinec G, Jacobs S, Amshoff Y, Setiawan VW, Shvetsov YB, Franke AA, Kolonel LN, Haiman CA, Le Marchand l (2018). Sleep duration and incidence of type 2 diabetes: the Multiethnic Cohort. In Sleep Health; 4(1):27-32. doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2017.08.008. Epub 2017 Sep 28.

Maskarinec G, Jacobs S, Shvetsov Y, Boushey CJ, Setiawan VW, Kolonel LN, Haiman CA, Le Marchand L (2018). Intake of cocoa products and risk of type-2 diabetes: the multiethnic cohort. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2018 May 24. doi: 10.1038/s41430-018-0188-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Naggar, Y, Codling, G, Giesy, J P, Safer, A (2018). Beekeeping and the Need for Pollination from an Agricultural Perspective in Egypt. Bee World; doi.org/10.1080/0005772X.2018.1484202

Nurjadi D, Heeg K, Weber A N R and Zanger P (2018). Toll-like receptor (TLR) -9 promotor polymorphisms and gene expression are associated with persistent Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage. Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.cmi.2018.02.014

Palm F, Pussinen PJ, Safer A, Tervahartiala T, Sorsa T, Urbanek C, Becher H, Grau AJ (2018). Serum matrix metalloproteinase-8, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase and myeloperoxidase in ischemic stroke. Atherosclerosis; 271:9-14. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2018.02.012

Schoeps A, Peterson ER, Mia Y, Waldie KE, Underwood L, D'Souza S, Morton SMB (2018). Prenatal alcohol consumption and infant and child behavior: Evidence from the Growing Up in New Zealand Cohort. Early Human Development; 123:22–29. doi.org/10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2018.06.011

Schoeps A, van Ewijk R, Kynast-Wolf G, Nebié E, Zabré P, Sié A, Gabrysch S. (2018): Ramadan exposure in utero and child mortality in Burkina Faso: Analysis of a population-based cohort including 41,025 children. American Journal of Epidemiology; doi:10.1093/aje/kwy091 [Epub ahead of print]

Schoeps A, Nebie E, Fisker  A, Sie A, Zakane A, Müller O, Aaby, P, Becher H. (2018). No effect of an additional early dose of measles vaccine on hospitalization or mortality in children: A randomized controlled trial. Vaccine; 36(15):1965-1971. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.02.104. Epub 2018 Mar 6.

Sinharoy S, Waid JL, Haardörfer R, Wendt A, Gabrysch S*, Yount KM* (2018). Women’s dietary diversity in rural Bangladesh: Pathways through women’s empowerment. Maternal & Child Nutrition;14(1). doi: 10.1111/mcn.12489. Epub 2017 Aug 1.  (* equal contribution)

Sonntag D, Gilbody S, Winkler V, Shehzad A. (2018). German EstSmoke: Estimating adult smoking-related costs and consequences of smoking cessation for Germany. Addiction;113(1):125-136. doi: 10.1111/add.13956. Epub 2017 Sep 18.

Stolpe S, Ouma M, Winkler V, Meisinger C, Becher H, Deckert A: Self-rated health among migrants from the former Soviet Union in Germany - a cross-sectional study. BMJ open 2018 (in press)

Veile A, Zimmermann H, Lorenz E, Becher, H (2018). Is smoking a risk factor for tinnitus? A systematic review, meta-analysis and estimation of the population attributable risk in Germany. BMJ Open;8:e016589. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016589

Wendt A.S., Stephenson R., Young M., Webb-Girard A., Hogue C.J., Ramakrishnan U., Martorell R. (2018).Identifying bottlenecks in the iron and folic acid supply chain in Bihar, India: a mixed-methods study. BMC Health Services Research.;18(1):281. doi:10.1186/s12913-018-3017-x

Wendt A., Ramakrishnan U. Interpregnancy intervals and birth spacing. In: The biology of the first 1,000 days. Edited by Karakochuk CD, Whitfield K.C., Green T.J., Kraimer K. Boca Raton, Florida, USA: CRC Press; 2018: 439-457.

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Apolinário De Souza Batista A, Henschke N, Oliveira V (2017). Prevalence of low back pain in different educational levels: a systematic review. Fisioterapia e Movimento. 30. S351-6; doi:10.1590/1980-5918.030.S01.AR04

Becher H, Winkler V (2017). Estimating the standardized incidence ratio (SIR) with incomplete follow-up data. BMC Med Res Methodol, 17:55; doi: 10.1186/s12874-017-0335-3

Bogard JR, Farook S, Marks GC, Waid J, Belton B, Ali M, Toufique K, Mamun A, Thilsted SH. Higher fish but lower micronutrient intakes: Temporal changes in fish consumption from capture fisheries and aquaculture in Bangladesh. PLoS One. 2017;12(4):e0175098. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0175098

Boutin S, Hagenfeld D, Zimmermann H, El Sayed N, Hopker T, Greiser HK, Becher H, Kim TS, Dalpke AH (2017). Clustering of Subgingival Microbiota Reveals Microbial Disease Ecotypes Associated with Clinical Stages of Periodontitis in a Cross-Sectional Study. Frontiers in Microbiology; 8: 340. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00340

Brand T, Samkange-Zeeb F, Ellert U, Keil T, Krist L, Dragano N, Jockel KH, Razum O, Reiss K, Greiser KH, Zimmermann H, Becher H, Zeeb H (2017). Acculturation and health-related quality of life: results from the German National Cohort migrant feasibility study. International Journal of Public Health; 62(5): 521-529. doi: 10.1007/s00038-017-0957-6

Deckert A, Neuhann F, Klose C, Bruckner T, Beiersmann C, Haloka J, Nsofwa M, Banda G, Brune M, Reutter H, Rothenbacher D, Zeier M (2017). Assessment of renal function in routine care of people living with HIV on ART in a resource-limited setting in urban Zambia. PLoS ONE 2017; 12(9):e0184766. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184766

Diz JB, Leopoldino AA, Moreira BS, Henschke N, Dias RC, Pereira LS, Oliveira VC (2017). Prevalence of sarcopenia in older Brazilians: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2017;17:5-16.  Epub 2016 Jan 22.

Dyckhoff G, Plinkert PK, Ramroth H (2017). A change in the study evaluation paradigm reveals that larynx preservation compromises survival in T4 laryngeal cancer patients. BMC Cancer. 2017;17:609. doi: 10.1186/s12885-017-3608-7.

Dyckhoff G, Plinkert PK, Ramroth H (2017). Larynx preservation no longer recommended for T4 laryngeal cancer patients. Otolaryngol (Sunnyvale) 2017; 7:323. doi: 10.4172/2161-119X.1000323

Ehlkes L, George M, Samosny G, Burckhardt F, Vogt M, Bent S, Zanger P (2017). Management of a Lassa fever outbreak, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, 2016. Euro Surveill.;22(39):pii=16-00728. doi: doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.39.16-00728

Fisker A B, Nebie E, Schoeps A, Martins C, Rodrigues A, Zakane A, Kagone M, Byberg S, Thysen S M, Tiendrebeogo J, Coulibaly B, Sankoh O, Becher H, Whittle H C, van der Klis F R M, Benn C S, Sie A, Müller O, Aaby P (2017). A two-centre randomised trial of an additional early dose of measles vaccine: Effects on mortality and measles antibody levels. Clinical Infectious Diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix1033

Giorio C, Safer A, Sánchez-Bayo F, Tapparo A, Lentola A, Girolami V, Bijleveld van Lexmond M, Bonmatin JM (2017). An update of the Worldwide Integrated Assessment (WIA) on systemic insecticides. Part 1: new molecules, metabolism, fate, and transport. Environ Sci Pollut Res, published online November 5, 2017. doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-017-0394-3

Hanson C, Gabrysch S, Mbaruku G, Cox J, Mkumbo E, Manzi F, Schellenberg J., Ronsmans C (2017). Access to maternal health services: geographic inequalities, United Republic of Tanzania. Bulletin of the World Health Organization; 95:810–820; doi: dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.17.194126

Henschke N, Mirny A, Haafkens J, Ramroth H, Padmawati S, Bangha M, Berkman L, Trisnantoro L, Blomstedt Y, Becher H, Sankoh O, Byass P, Kinsman J (2017). Strengthening capacity to research the social determinants of health in low- and middle-income countries lessons from the INTREC programme. BMC PUBLIC HEALTH. 2017;17(1):514; doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4399-0

Jacobs S, Boushey CJ, Franke AA, Shvetsov YB, Monroe KR, Haiman CA, Kolonel LN, Le Marchand L, Maskarinec G (2017). A priori-defined diet quality indices, biomarkers and risk for type 2 diabetes in five ethnic groups: the Multiethnic Cohort. Br J Nutr. 2017 Aug;118(4):312-320. doi: 10.1017/S0007114517002033

Jacobs S, Kroeger J, Schulze MB, Frank LK, Franke AA, Cheng I, Monroe KR, Haiman CA, Kolonel LN, Wilkens LR, Le Marchand L, Boushey CJ, Maskarinec G (2017). Dietary Patterns Derived by Reduced Rank Regression Are Inversely Associated with Type 2 Diabetes Risk across 5 Ethnic Groups in the Multiethnic Cohort. Curr Dev Nutr May 2017, 1 (5) e000620; doi: 10.3945/cdn.117.000620

Kagone M, Ye M, Nebie E, Sie A, Schoeps A, Becher H, Müller O, Fisker A B (2017): Vaccination coverage and factors associated with adherence to the vaccination schedule in young children of a rural area in Burkina Faso. Global Health Action; 10(1): 1399749. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2017.1399749

Kaucher S, Deckert A, Becher H, Winkler V. (2017) Migration pattern and mortality of ethnic German migrants from the former Soviet Union: a cohort study in Germany. BMJ open Dec 19;7(12):e019213. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019213.

Kaucher, S, Leier, V, Deckert, A, Holleczek, B, Meisinger, C, Winkler, V, Becher, H (2017) . Time trends of cause-specific mortality among resettlers in Germany, 1990 through 2009. European Journal of Epidemiology. Published online: 17 March 2017; doi: 10.1007/s10654-017-0240-4

Kurth F, Develoux M, Mechain M, Malvy D, Clerinx J, Antinori S, Gjørup IE, Gascon J, Mørch K, Nicastri E, Ramharter M, Bartoloni A, Visser L, Rolling T, Zanger P, Calleri G, Salas-Coronas J, Nielsen H, Just-Nübling G, Neumayr A, Hachfeld A, Schmid ML, Antonini P, Lingscheid T, Kern P, Kapaun A, da Cunha JS, Pongratz P, Soriano-Arandes A, Schunk M, Suttorp N, Hatz C, Zoller T (2017). Severe malaria in Europe: an 8-year multi-centre observational study. Malaria Journal; 16(1):57. doi: 10.1186/s12936-016-1673-z.

Lorenz, E, Gabrysch, S (2017). Covariate-constrained randomization routine for achieving baseline balance in cluster-randomized trials, The Stata Journal; 17(2):503-510
Lorenz E, Jenkner C, Sauerbrei W, Becher H (2017). Modeling Variables With a Spike at Zero: Examples and Practical Recommendations. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Apr 15;185(8):650-660. doi: 10.1093/aje/kww122.

Montagu D, Sudhinaraset M, Diamond-Smith N, Campbell O, Gabrysch S, Freedman L, Kruk ME, Donnay F. (2017): Where women go to deliver: understanding the changing landscape of childbirth in Africa and Asia. Health Policy Plan, 2017 czx060. doi: 10.1093.

Nurjadi, D, Klein, S, Zimmermann, S, Heeg, K, Zanger, P (2017). Transmission of ST8-USA300 Latin American Variant Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus on a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Recurrent Skin and Soft- Tissue Infections as a Marker for Epidemic Community-Associated-MRSA Colonization. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology;38(7), 883-885. doi:10.1017/ice.2017.88

Riddle MS, Connor BA, Beeching NJ, DuPont HL, Hamer DH, Kozarsky P, Libman M, Steffen R, Taylor D, Tribble DR, Vila J, Zanger P, Ericsson CD (2017). Guidelines for the prevention and treatment of travelers' diarrhea: a graded expert panel report. J Travel Med. 2017 Apr 1;24(suppl_1):S57-S74. doi: 10.1093/jtm/tax026.

Salazar MA, Law R, Pesigan A, Winkler V. (2017) Health Consequences of Typhoon Haiyan in the Eastern Visayas Region Using a Syndromic Surveillance Database. PLOS Currents Disasters Feb 6 . Edition 1. doi: 10.1371/currents.dis.4a3d3b4474847b2599aa5c5eefe3a621.

Sparling TM, Henschke N, Nesbitt RC, Gabrysch S (2017). The role of diet and nutritional supplementation in perinatal depression: a systematic review. Matern Child Nutr.;13:e12235. doi: 10.1111/mcn.12235

Sparling TM, Nesbitt RC, Henschke N, Gabrysch S. (2017): Nutrients and perinatal depression: a systematic review. Journal of Nutritional Sciences, 6: e61; doi:10.1017/jns.2017.58

Swain, MS, Kamper, SJ, Maher, CG, Latimer, J, Broderick, C, McKay, D, Henschke, N. (2017): Short-term Clinical Course of Knee Pain in Children and Adolescents: A Feasibility Study Using Electronic Methods of Data Collection. Physiother. Res. Int., 22:(4). doi: 10.1002/pri.1669. Epub 2016 May 16

Traeger AC, Skinner IW, Hubscher M, Henschke N, Moseley GL, McAuley JH (2017). What you wear does not affect the credibility of your treatment: A blinded randomized controlled study. Patient Educ Couns. 2017;100(1):104-111. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2016.08.009

Traeger AC, Skinner IW, Hübscher M, Lee H, Moseley GL, Nicholas MK, Henschke N, Refshauge KM, Blyth FM, Main CJ, Hush JM, Pearce G, Lo S, McAuley JH (2017).  A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of patient education for acute low back pain (PREVENT Trial): statistical analysis plan. Braz J Phys Ther. 2017 May - Jun;21(3):219-223. doi: 10.1016/j.bjpt.2017.04.005.

Waid J, Ali MM, Thilsted SH, Gabrysch S (2017). Dietary change in Bangladesh from 1985 to 2010. Global Food Security; doi: doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2017.09.003 (in press)

Waid JL, Bogard JR, Thilsted SH and Gabrysch S (2017). Estimates of average energy requirements in Bangladesh: Adult Male Equivalent values for use in analyzing household consumption and expenditure surveys. Data in brief;14:101-106. doi: doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2017.07.022

Wehner S, Stieglbauer G, Traore C, Sie A, Becher H, Müller O (2017): Malaria incidence during early childhood in rural Burkina Faso: Analysis of a birth cohort protected with insecticide-treated mosquito nets. Acta Tropica [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2017.03.017

Wendt A., Waid J., Gabrysch S. The Food and Agricultural Approaches to Reducing Malnutrition (FAARM) trial in Bangladesh. UNSCN News. 2017; 42: 149-50.

Wolf J, Safer A, Wöhrle JC, Palm F, Nix WA, Maschke M, Grau AJ (2017). Todesursachen bei amyotropher Lateralsklerose. Ergebnisse aus dem ALS-Register RheinlandPfalz [Causes of death in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis : Results from the Rhineland-Palatinate ALS registry]. Nervenarzt; 88(8):911–918; doi: 10.1007/s00115-017-0293-3. Published online first 08-Feb-2017.

Wolf J, Safer A (2017). Amyotrophe Lateralsklerose: Was die ALS-Phänotypen für die Prognose
bedeuten. Neurotransmitter 2017; 28 (5). doi: 10.1007/s15016-017-5971-7

Anderson CL, Becher H, Winkler V. (2016) Tobacco Control Progress in Low and Middle Income Countries in Comparison to High Income Countries. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 13(10):1039. doi:10.3390/ijerph13101039

Bayer, O., Camara, R., Zeissig, S. R., Ressing, M., Dietz, A., Locati, L. D., Ramroth, H., Singer, S. (2016). Occupation and cancer of the larynx: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol, 273(1), 9-20. doi:10.1007/s00405-014-3321-y

Becher H, Müller O, Dambach P, Gabrysch S, Niamba L, Sankoh O, Simboro S, Schoeps A, Stieglbauer G, Yé Y, Sié A. (2016): Decreasing child mortality, spatial clustering, and decreasing disparity in north-western Burkina Faso. Tropical Medicine and International Health, Trop Med Int Health. 2016;21(4):546-555, doi: 10.1111/tmi.12673.

Becher H, Palm F, Aigner A, Safer A, Urbanek C, Buggle F, Grond-Ginsbach C, Grau AJ (2016). Socioeconomic Conditions in Childhood, Adolescence, and Adulthood and the Risk of Ischemic Stroke. Stroke, 47(1), 173-179. doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.011523

Becher H, Winkler V (2016). Die AMOR-Studien – Untersuchungen zu Mortalität bei (Spät)Aussiedlern. In: Fendl E, Kasten T, Mezger W, Prosser-Schell M, Retterath HW, Scholl-Schneider S, eds. Jahrbuch für deutsche und osteuropäische Volkskunde - Band 57. Münster: Waxmann; 2016.

Bunker, A., Wildenhain, J., Vandenbergh, A., Henschke, N., Rocklov, J., Hajat, S., & Sauerborn, R. (2016). Effects of Air Temperature on Climate-Sensitive Mortality and Morbidity Outcomes in the Elderly; a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Epidemiological Evidence. EBioMedicine, 6, 258-268. doi:10.1016/j.ebiom.2016.02.034

Campbell OMR, Calvert C, Testa A, Strehlow M, Benova L, Keyes E, Donnay F, Macleod D, Gabrysch S, Rong L, Ronsmans C, Sadruddin S, Koblinsky M, Bailey P. (2016): The scale, scope, coverage, and capability of childbirth care. The Lancet, 2016;388: 2193-208, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31528-8

Campbell OMR, Aquino EM, Vwalika B, Gabrysch S. (2016): Signal functions for measuring the ability of health facilities to provide abortion services: an illustrative analysis using a health facility census in Zambia. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 16:105; doi 10.1186/s12884-016-0872-5.

Deckert A (2016): The existence of standard-biased mortality ratios due to death certificate misclassification - a simulation study based on a true story. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2016;16(1):8. doi: 10.1186/s12874-016-0112-8.

Diercke K, Zimmermann H, Hellmann D, Kim TS, Fricke J, El Sayed N, Hagenfeld D, Kuhnisch J, Schmitter M, Becher H (2016). Prevalence of TMD symptoms in Turkish migrants and re-settlers from the former Soviet Union in comparison to a German group. Cranio, 34(5):316-322. doi: 10.1179/2151090315Y.0000000011

Gabrysch S, McMahon SA, Siling K, Kenward MG, Campbell OMR. (2016): Autonomy dimensions and care seeking for delivery in Zambia; the prevailing importance of cluster-level measurement. Scientific Reports, 6, 22578; doi: 10.1038/srep22578.

Gerhardus A, Becher H, Groenewegen P, Mansmann U, Meyer T, Pfaff H, Puhan M, Razum O, Rehfuess E, Sauerborn R, Strech D, Wissing F, Zeeb H, Hummers-Pradier E. (2016). Applying for, reviewing and funding public health research in Germany and beyond. Health Res Policy Syst, 14(1), 43. doi:10.1186/s12961-016-0112-5

Jaehn P, Holleczek B, Becher H, Winkler V. (2016) Histologic types of gastric cancer among migrants from the former Soviet Union and the general population in Germany – what kind of prevention do we need? Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 28:863-870.

Jenkner C, Lorenz E, Becher H, Sauerbrei W. (2016) Modeling Continuous Predictors With a
’Spike’ at Zero: Bivariate Approaches. Biom J. 2016 Jul;58(4):783-96. (doi:
10.1002/bimj.201400112. Epub 2016 Apr 13.)

Kamper, S. J., Henschke, N., Hestbaek, L., Dunn, K. M., & Williams, C. M. (2016). Musculoskeletal pain in children and adolescents. Braz J Phys Ther, 20(3), 275-284. doi:10.1590/bjpt-rbf.2014.0149

Leopoldino, A. A., Diz, J. B., Martins, V. T., Henschke, N., Pereira, L. S., Dias, R. C., & Oliveira, V. C. (2016). Prevalence of low back pain in older Brazilians: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Rev Bras Reumatol Engl Ed, 56(3), 258-269. doi:10.1016/j.rbre.2016.03.011

Lohela TJ, Nesbitt RC, Manu A, Vesel L, Okyere E, Kirkwood B, Gabrysch S. (2016): Competence of health workers in emergency obstetric care: an assessment using clinical vignettes in Brong Ahafo region, Ghana. BMJ Open,  16:105; 6:e010963. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010963.

Nesbitt RC, Lohela TJ, Soremekun S, Vesel L, Manu A, Okyere E, Grundy C, Amenga-Etego S, Owusu-Agyei S, Kirkwood B, Gabrysch S. (2016): The influence of distance and quality of care on place of delivery in rural Ghana. Scientific Reports, 6, 30291; doi:10.1038/srep30291.

Nurjadi, D., Kain, M., Marcinek, P., Gaile, M., Heeg, K., Zanger, P. (2016). The ratio of Th1 to Th17 cytokines in whole blood is associated with human ¥â-defensin-3 expression in skin and persistent Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage. J Infect Dis. first published online September 19, 2016 doi:10.1093/infdis/jiw440

Palm, F., Pussinen, P. J., Aigner, A., Becher, H., Buggle, F., Bauer, M. F.,Grond-Ginsbach C., Safer, A., Urbanek, C., Grau, A. J. (2016). Association between infectious burden, socioeconomic status, and ischemic stroke. Atherosclerosis, 254, 117-123.

Salazar MA, Pesigan A, Law R, Winkler V. (2016) Post-disaster health impact of natural hazards in the Philippines in 2013. Global Health Action. 9:31320.

Swain, M. S., Kamper, S. J., Maher, C. G., Latimer, J., Broderick, C., McKay, D., & Henschke, N. (2016). Short-term Clinical Course of Knee Pain in Children and Adolescents: A Feasibility Study Using Electronic Methods of Data Collection. Physiother Res Int. doi:10.1002/pri.1669

Swain, M. S., Lystad, R. P., Henschke, N., Maher, C. G., & Kamper, S. J. (2016). Match injuries in amateur Rugby Union: a prospective cohort study - FICS Biennial Symposium Second Prize Research Award. Chiropr Man Therap, 24, 17. doi:10.1186/s12998-016-0098-7

Traeger AC, Henschke N, Hubscher M, Williams CM, Kamper SJ, Maher CG, Moseley GL, McAuley JH. (2016). Estimating the Risk of Chronic Pain: Development and Validation of a Prognostic Model (PICKUP) for Patients with Acute Low Back Pain. PLoS Med, 13(5), e1002019. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1002019

Traeger AC, Hubscher M, Henschke N, Williams CM, Maher CG, Moseley GL, Lee H, McAuley JH. (2016). Emotional distress drives health services overuse in patients with acute low back pain: a longitudinal observational study. Eur Spine J. doi:10.1007/s00586-016-4461-0

Vekaria, R., Bhatt, R., Ellard, D. R., Henschke, N., Underwood, M., & Sandhu, H. (2016). Intra-articular facet joint injections for low back pain: a systematic review. Eur Spine J, 25(4), 1266-1281. doi:10.1007/s00586-016-4455-y

Zheng J-S, Niu K, Jacobs S, Dashti H, Huang T. Nutritional Biomarkers, Gene-Diet Interaction, and Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of Diabetes Research, vol. 2016, Article ID 8610501, 2 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/8610501

Abubakari A, Kynast-Wolf G, Jahn A. Maternal Determinants of Birth Weight in Northern Ghana. PLoS One. 2015;10(8):e0135641. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135641. eCollection.

Abubakari A, Kynast-Wolf G, Jahn A. Prevalence of abnormal birth weight and related factors in Northern region, Ghana. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015. 15:335. DOI 10.1186/s12884-015-0790-y

Becher H, Palm F, Aigner A, Safer A, Urbanek C, Buggle F, Grond-Ginsbach C, Grau A. Socioeconomic Conditions in Childhood, Adolescence and Adulthood and the Risk of Ischemic Stroke. Accepted by Stroke 9-OCT-2015. MS ID#: STROKE/2015/011523D

Brenner S, De Allegri M, Gabrysch S, Chinkhumba J, Sarker M, Muula AS. The quality of clinical maternal and neonatal healthcare – a strategy for identifying ‘routine care signal functions’. PLoS One  2015;10(4):e0123968. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0123968. eCollection.

Deckert A, Winkler V, Meisinger C, Heier M, Becher H: Suicide and external mortality pattern in a cohort of migrants from the former Soviet Union to Germany.  J Psychiatr Res. 2015;63:36-42. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2015.02.020.

Diercke K, Zimmermann H, Hellmann D, Kim TS, Fricke J, El Sayed N, Hagenfeld D, Kühnisch J, Schmitter M, Becher H. Prevalence of TMD symptoms in Turkish migrants and re-settlers from the former Soviet Union in comparison to a German group. Cranio. 2015:2151090315Y0000000011. (in press)

Filippidis FT, Schwartz SM, Becker N, Dyckhoff G, Kirschfink M, Dietz A, Becher H, Ramroth H. Association of history of allergies and influenza-like infections with laryngeal cancer in a case-control study. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2015;272(8):2063-9. doi: 10.1007/s00405-015-3528-6.

Glaser N, Deckert A, Phiri S, Rothenbacher D, Neuhann F. Comparison of Various Equations for Estimating GFR in Malawi: How to Determine Renal Function in Resource Limited Settings? PLoS One. 2015;10(6):e0130453. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0130453. eCollection.

Geiger KR, Henschke N. Swimming for children and adolescents with asthma. Br J Sports Med. 49(12):835-6. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2013-093397.

Hanson C, Cox J, Mbaruku G, Manzi F, Gabrysch S, Schellenberg D, Tanner M, Ronsmans C, Schellenberg J. Maternal mortality and distance to facility-based obstetric care in rural southern Tanzania: a secondary analysis of census data in 226,000 households. Lancet Global Health, Lancet Glob Health. 2015;3(7):e387-95. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(15)00048-0.

Henschke N., Kamper SJ, Maher CG. The epidemiology and economic consequences of pain. In Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2015;(90)1: 139-147.

Hoppe P, Safer A, Amaral-Rogers V, Bonmatin JM, Dave Goulson D, Menzel R, Baer B. Effects of a neonicotinoid pesticide on honey bee colonies: A response to the field study by Pilling et al (2013). Environmental Sciences Europe. 2015; 27:28. doi:10.1186/s12302-015-0060-7. www.enveurope.com/content/27/1/28 .

Hulsegge G, Henschke N, McKay D, Chaitow J, West K, Broderick C, Singh-Grewal.  Fundamental movement skills, physical fitness and physical activity among Australian children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. .J Paediatr Child Health. 2015;51(4):425-32. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12733

Kraef C, Alabi AS, Peters G, Becker K, Kremsner PG, Rossatanga EG, Mellmann A, Grobusch MP, Zanger P, Schaumburg F. Co-detection of Panton-Valentine leukocidin  encoding genes and cotrimoxazole resistance in Staphylococcus aureus in Gabon: implications for HIV-patients' care. Front Microbiol. 2015;6:60. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00060. eCollection.

Kurth F, Develoux M, Mechain M, Clerinx J, Antinori S, Gjørup IE, Gascon J, Mørch K, Nicastri E, Ramharter M, Bartoloni A, Visser L, Rolling T, Zanger P, Calleri G, Salas-Coronas J, Nielsen H, Just-Nübling G, Neumayr A, Hachfeld A, Schmid ML, Antonini P, Pongratz P, Kern P, Saraiva da Cunha J, Soriano-Arandes A, Schunk M, Suttorp N, Hatz C, Zoller T; TropNet Severe Malaria Investigator Group. Intravenous Artesunate Reduces Parasite Clearance Time, Duration of Intensive Care, and Hospital Treatment in Patients With Severe Malaria in Europe: The TropNet Severe Malaria Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2015. 69(1):1441-4.

Lorenz E, Jenkner C, Sauerbrei W, Becher H. Dose-response modelling for bivariate covariables with and without a 'Spike' at Zero: Theory and applications to binary outcomes. Statistica Neerlandica. 2015;69(4):374-98.

Müller O, Becher H. Unspezifische Effekte von Impfungen. Deutsches Ärzteblatt. 2015; 112(4):1666-1668.

Müller O, Tozan Y, Becher H. RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine and child mortality. Lancet. 2015;386(10005):1736. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00694-7.

Nurjadi D, Schäfer J, Friedrich-Jänicke B, Mueller A, Neumayr A, Calvo-Cano A, Goorhuis A, Molhoek N, Lagler H, Kantele A, Van Genderen PJ, Gascon J, Grobusch MP, Caumes E, Hatz C, Fleck R, Mockenhaupt FP, Zanger P. Predominance of dfrG as  determinant of trimethoprim resistance in imported Staphylococcus aureus. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2015. pii: S1198-743X(15)00807-1. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2015.08.021. [Epub ahead of print]

Nurjadi D, Friedrich-Jänicke B, Schäfer J, Van Genderen PJ, Goorhuis A, Perignon A, Neumayr A, Mueller A, Kantele A, Schunk M, Gascon J, Stich A, Hatz C, Caumes E, Grobusch MP, Fleck R, Mockenhaupt FP, Zanger P. Skin and soft tissue infections in intercontinental travellers and the import of multi-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to Europe. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2015;21(6):567.e1-567.e10. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2015.01.016.

Otte im Kampe E, Müller O, Sie A, Becher H. Seasonal and temporal trends in all-cause and malaria mortality in rural Burkina Faso, 1998-2007. Malar J. 2015;14:300. doi: 10.1186/s12936-015-0818-9.

Schoeps A, Lietz H, Sié A, Savadogo G, De Allegri M, Müller O, Sauerborn R, Becher H, Souares A. Health insurance and child mortality in rural Burkina Faso.  Glob Health Action. 2015;8:27327. doi: 10.3402/gha.v8.27327. eCollection.

Schoeps A, Kynast-Wolf G, Nesbitt RC, Müller O, Sié A, Becher H.: Decreasing Disparities in Infant Survival Using Surveillance Data from Burkina Faso. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015;92(5):1038-44. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0390.

Schwille-Kiuntke J, Enck P, Polster AV, Gaile M, Kremsner PG, Zanger P. Postinfectious irritable bowel syndrome after travelers' diarrhea - a cohort study. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2015;27(8):1147-55. doi: 10.1111/nmo.12601

Sparling T, Henschke N, Nesbitt R, Gabrysch S: The role of  diet and nutritional supplementation in perinatal depression: A systematic review. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 2015. (accepted)

Swain MS, Henschke N, Kamper SJ, Gobina I, Ottová-Jordan V, Maher CG. Pain and Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity in Adolescence: An International Population-Based Survey. Pain Med. 2015. doi: 10.1111/pme.12923. [Epub ahead of print]

Traeger A, Henschke N, Hübscher M, Williams CM, Kamper SJ, Maher CG, Moseley  McAuley JH. Development and validation of a screening tool to predict the risk of chronic low back pain in patients presenting with acute low back pain: a  study protocol. BMJ Open. 2015;5(7):e007916. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-007916.

Traeger AC, Hübscher M, Henschke N, Moseley GL, Lee H, McAuley JH. Effect of Primary Care-Based Education on Reassurance in Patients With Acute Low Back Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(5):733-43. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.0217. Review.

Winkler V, Mangolo NJ, Becher H. Lung cancer in South Africa: A forecast to 2025 based on smoking prevalence data.  BMJ Open. 2015;5(3):e006993. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006993.

Winkler V, Lan Y, Becher H. Smoking prevention policies in West African countries and their effects on smoking prevalence. BMC Public Health 15:1216

Wolf J, Safer A, Wöhrle JC, Palm F, Nix WA, Maschke M, Grau AJ. Factors Predicting Survival in ALS Patients--Data from a Population-Based Registry in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neuroepidemiology. 2015;44(3):149-55. doi: 10.1159/000381625.

Zimmermann H*, Hagenfeld D*, Diercke K, El-Sayed N, Fricke J, Greiser KH, Kühnisch J, Linseisen J, Meisinger C, Pischon N, Pischon T, Samietz S, Schmitter M, Steinbrecher A, Kim TS, Becher HPocket depth and bleeding on probing and their associations with dental, lifestyle, socioeconomic and blood variables: a cross-sectional, multicenter feasibility study of the German National Cohort. BMC Oral Health. 2015;15:7. doi: 10.1186/1472-6831-15-7.
*These authors contributed equally to the manuscript.

Zimmermann H, Zimmermann N, Hagenfeld D, Veile A, Kim TS, Becher H. Is frequency of tooth brushing a risk factor for periodontitis? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2015; 43:116-27.

Deckert A, Winkler V, Meisinger C, Heier M, Becher H. Myocardial infarction incidence and ischemic heart disease mortality: overall and trend results in repatriates, Germany. Eur J Public Health. 2014;24(1):127-33.

Ebadi S, Henschke N, Nakhostin Ansari N, Fallah E, van Tulder MW. Therapeutic ultrasound for chronic low-back pain. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014;3:Cd009169.

Ferreira ML, Ferreira PH, Henschke N, Kamper SJ, Koes B, Hayden JA, et al. Age does not modify the effects of treatment on pain in patients with low back pain: Secondary analyses of randomized clinical trials. European Journal of Pain. 2014;18(7):932-8.

Geiger KR, Henschke N. Swimming for children and adolescents with asthma. Br J Sports Med. 2014.

Henschke N, Diong J. Exercise reduces pain and improves physical function for people awaiting hip replacement surgery. Br J Sports Med. 2014;48(6):477-8.

Henschke N, Harrison C, McKay D, Broderick C, Latimer J, Britt H, et al. Musculoskeletal conditions in children and adolescents managed in Australian primary care. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2014;15:164.

Henschke N, Keuerleber J, Ferreira M, Maher CG, Verhagen AP. The methodological quality of diagnostic test accuracy studies for musculoskeletal conditions can be improved. J Clin Epidemiol. 2014;67(4):416-24.

Henschke N, van Enst A, Froud R, Ostelo RW. Responder analyses in randomised controlled trials for chronic low back pain: an overview of currently used methods. Eur Spine J. 2014;23(4):772-8.

Hulsegge G, Henschke N, McKay D, Chaitow J, West K, Broderick C, et al. Fundamental movement skills, physical fitness and physical activity among Australian children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. J Paediatr Child Health. 2014.

Michaleff ZA, Kamper SJ, Maher CG, Evans R, Broderick C, Henschke N. Low back pain in children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis evaluating the effectiveness of conservative interventions. Eur Spine J. 2014.

Nesbitt RC, Gabrysch S, Laub A, Soremekun S, Manu A, Kirkwood BR, et al. Methods to measure potential spatial access to delivery care in low- and middle-income countries: a case study in rural Ghana. International Journal of Health Geographics. 2014;13:25.

Palm F, Kraus M, Safer A, Wolf J, Becher H, Grau AJ. Management of oral anticoagulation after cardioembolic stroke and stroke survival data from a population based stroke registry (LuSSt). BMC Neurol. 2014 Oct 8;14(1):199, 1-8.

Conway DI, Brenner DR, McMahon AD, Macpherson LM, Agudo A, Ahrens W, Bosetti C, Brenner H, Castellsague X, Chen C, Curado MP, Curioni OA, Dal Maso L, Daudt AW, de Gois Filho JF, D'Souza G, Edefonti V, Fabianova E, Fernandez L, Franceschi S, Gillison M, Hayes RB, Healy CM, Herrero R, Holcatova I, Jayaprakash V, Kelsey K, Kjaerheim K, Koifman S, La Vecchia C, Lagiou P, Lazarus P, Levi F, Lissowska J, Luce D, Macfarlane TV, Mates D, Matos E, McClean M, Menezes AM, Menvielle G, Merletti F, Morgenstern H, Moysich K, Müller H, Muscat J, Olshan AF, Purdue MP, Ramroth H, Richiardi L, Rudnai P, Schantz S, Schwartz SM, Shangina O, Simonato L, Smith E, Stucker I, Sturgis EM, Szeszenia-Dabrowska N, Talamini R, Thomson P, Vaughan TL, Wei Q, Winn DM, Wunsch-Filho V, Yu GP, Zhang ZF, Zheng T, Znaor A, Boffetta P, Chuang SC, Ghodrat M, Amy Lee YC, Hashibe M, Brennan P. Estimating and explaining the effect of education and income on head and neck cancer risk: INHANCE consortium pooled analysis of 31 case-control studies from 27 countries.
Int J Cancer.2014;(136), 1125-1139.

Ramroth H, Ullrich A, Neuhann F, Müller O. Nicht-übertragbare Erkrankungen, Verletzungen und Unfälle. In: Razum O, Zeeb H, Mueller O, Jahn A (Eds.), Globalisierung – Gerechtigkeit – Gesundheit, Einführung in Global Health. Verlag Hans Huber (2014), 169-180.

Reiss K, Dragano N, Ellert U, Fricke J, Greiser KH, Keil T, et al. Comparing sampling strategies to recruit migrants for an epidemiological study. Results from a German feasibility study. Eur J Public Health. 2014.

Santi I, Kroll LE, Dietz A, Becher H, Ramroth H. To what degree is the association between educational inequality and laryngeal cancer explained by smoking, alcohol consumption, and occupational exposure? Scand J Work Environ Health. 2014;40(3):315-22.

Schoeps A, Souares A, Niamba L, Diboulo E, Kynast-Wolf G, Muller O, et al. Childhood mortality and its association with household wealth in rural and semi-urban Burkina Faso. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2014;108(10):639-47.

Swain MS, Henschke N, Kamper SJ, Downie AS, Koes BW, Maher CG. Accuracy of clinical tests in the diagnosis of anterior cruciate ligament injury: a systematic review. Chiropr Man Therap. 2014;22:25.

Swain MS, Henschke N, Kamper SJ, Gobina I, Ottova-Jordan V, Maher CG. An international survey of pain in adolescents. BMC Public Health. 2014;14:447.

Tabatabai P, Henke S, Susac K, Kisanga OM, Baumgarten I, Kynast-Wolf G, et al. Public and private maternal health service capacity and patient flows in Southern Tanzania: using a geographic information system to link hospital and national census data. Glob Health Action. 2014;7:22883.

Traeger AC, Moseley GL, Hubscher M, Lee H, Skinner IW, Nicholas MK, et al. Pain education to prevent chronic low back pain: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2014;4(6):e005505.

Urbanek C, Palm F, Buggle F, Wolf J, Safer A, Becher H, Grau AJ. Recent surgery or invasive procedures and the risk of stroke. Cardiovasc  Dis.2014;38: 370-176

Vucsanovic M, Safer A, Palm F, Stieglbauer G, Grau AJ, Becher H. Validity of self-reported BMI in older adults and an adjustment model. J Public Health 2014;22:257-63.

Winkler V, Holleczek B, Stegmaier C, Becher H. Cancer incidence in ethnic German migrants from the Former Soviet Union in comparison to the host population. Cancer Epidemiol. 2014;38(1):22-7.

Winkler V, Leitzmann M, Obi N, Ahrens W, Edinger T, Giani G, et al. Response in individuals with and without foreign background and application to the National Cohort in Germany: which factors have an effect? Int J Public Health. 2014;59(3):555-63.

Wolf J, Safer A, Wohrle JC, Palm F, Nix WA, Maschke M, Grau AJ.  Factors predicting one-year mortality in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients - data from a population-based registry. BMC Neurology. 2014;14:197, 1-6.

Wolf J, Safer A, Wohrle JC, Palm F, Nix WA, Maschke M, et al. Variability and prognostic relevance of different phenotypes in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - Data from a population-based registry. J Neurol Sci. 2014;345: 164-167.

Wolf J, Wohrle JC, Palm F, Nix WA, Maschke M, Safer A, et al. Incidence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2014 Jun;15(3-4): 269-74.

Zanger P. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and intercontinental travel -"bad bugs on the move!". Journal of travel medicine. 2014;21(4):225-7.

Zimmermann H, Zimmermann N, Hagenfeld D, Veile A, Kim TS, Becher, H. Is frequency of tooth brushing a risk factor for periodontitis? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 2014 Sep 26. [Epub ahead of print].

Becher H. Analysis of continuous covariates and dose-effect analysis In: W. Ahrens, I Pigeot (Eds) Handbook of epidemiology. 2nd edition Springer Verlag 2014 (21. März 2014). p. 1057-1086.

Unit Epidemiology and Biostatistics - Report 2009-2013

Palm F, Kleemann T, Dos Santos M, Urbanek C, Buggle F, Safer A, Hennerici MG, Becher H, Zahn R, Grau AJ (2013) Stroke due to atrial fibrillation in a population-based stroke registry (Ludwigshafen stroke Study) CHADS(2), CHA(2) DS(2) -VASc score, underuse of oral anticoagulation, and implications for preventive measures. Eur J Neurol 20:117-23.

Ulrich CM, Toriola AT, Siegel EM3, Brenner H, Chang-Claude J, Abbenhardt C, Kotzmann J,  Song X, Owen R, Hoffmeister M, Becher H, Shibata D, Potter JD, Vickers K, Rush SK, Makar K, Würtele G, Haupner R, Peters U, Sellers TA, Grady W on behalf of the ColoCare Consortium (2013) Plasma 25(OH)D3, folate, and vitamin B12 biomarkers among international colorectal cancer patients: a pilot study. Journal of Nutritional Science 2: e9.

Reiss K, Berger U, Winkler V, Voigtländer S, Becher H, Razum O (2013) Assessing the effect of regional deprivation on mortality avoiding compositional bias: a natural experiment. J Epidemiol Community Health 67:213-218. 

Ouédraogo N, Kagoné M, Sié A, Becher H, Müller O (2013) Immunization coverage in young children: A study nested into a health and demographic surveillance system in Burkina Faso. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics  59:187-94.

Geiger C, Agustar HK, Compaor G, Coulibaly B, Sié A, Becher H, Lanzer M, Jänisch T (2013) Declining malaria parasite prevalence and trends of asymptomatic parasitaemia in a seasonal transmission setting in north-western Burkina Faso between 2000 and 2009-2012. Malaria Journal 12:27.

Palm F, Santos MD, Urbanek C, Greulich M, Zimmer K, Safer A, Grau AJ, Becher H (2013) Stroke seasonality associations with subtype, etiology and laboratory results in the Ludwigshafen Stroke Study (LuSSt). Eur J Epidemiol. 28:373-81.

Hofman K, Blomstedt Y, Addei S, Kalage R, Maredza M, Sankoh O, Bangha M, Kahn K, Becher H, Haafkens J, Kinsman J (2013) Addressing research capacity for health equity and the social determinants of health in three African countries: the INTREC programme. Global Health Action 6: 1-7.

Ouédraogo N, Kagoné M, Sié A, Becher H, Müller O (2013) Timeliness and Out-of-Sequence Vaccination among Young Children in Burkina Faso – Analysis of Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) Data. International Journal of Tropical Disease & Health 3: 45-56.

Deckert A, Winkler V, Meisinger C, Heier M, Becher H (2013) Myocardial infarction incidence and ischemic heart disease mortality: overall and trend results in repatriates, Germany. Eur J Public Health  May 31. [Epub ahead of print]

Palm F, Henschke N, Wolf J, Zimmer K, Safer A, Schröder RJ, Inselmann G, Brenke C, Becher H, Grau AJ. (2013) Intracerebral haemorrhage in a population-based stroke registry (LuSSt) Incidence, aetiology, functional outcome and mortality. Journal of Neurology 260:2541-2550

Palm F, Lahdentausta L, Sorsa T, Tervahartiala T, Gokel P, Buggle F, et al. Biomarkers of periodontitis and inflammation in ischemic stroke: A case-control study. Innate Immun. 2013;20(5):511-8.

Winkler V, Ott J, Cowan M, Becher H (2013) Smoking prevalence and its impacts on lung cancer mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa: An epidemiological study. Preventive Medicine 57:634-640

Oliveira VC, Henschke N (2013) Multimodal physiotherapy is effective for anterior knee pain relief (commentary). British Journal of Sports Medicine 47:245-246

Williams CM, Henschke N, Maher CG, van Tulder MW, Koes BW, Macaskill P, Irwig L (2013) Red flags to screen for vertebral fracture in patients presenting with low-back pain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Vol 1,

Henschke N, Maher CG, Ostelo RWJG, de Vet HCW, Macaskill P, Irwig L (2013) Red flags to screen for malignancy in patients with low-back pain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Vol 1,

Downie A, Williams CM, Henschke N, Hancock MJ, Ostelo RWJG, de Vet HCW, Macaskill P, Irwig L, can Tulder MW, Koes BW, Maher CG (2013) Red flags to screen for malignancy and fracture in patients with low-back pain: systematic review. British Medical Journal 347:f7095

Henschke N, Diong J (2013) Exercise reduces pain and improves physical function for people awaiting hip replacement surgery. British Journal of Sports Medicine. Jul 10.

Alsaadi SM, McAuley JH, Hush JM, Bartlett DJ, Henschke N, Grunstein RR, Maher CG (2013) Detecting insomnia in patients with low back pain: accuracy of four self-report sleep measures. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 14:196.

Henschke N (2013) Providing support for early career researchers. Journal of Physiotherapy 59:214

Kiesewetter T, Ariza L, Martins Olegario MM, Limongi JE, Junqueira da Silva J, Mendes J,  Lins Calheiros CM, Becher H, Heukelbach J. (2013)  In vitro Efficacy of Four Insecticides Against Eggs of Tunga penetrans (Siphonaptera). The Open Dermatology Journal 7, 15-18.

Zanger P, Gabrysch S (2013): Leishmaniasis in the era of tumor necrosis factor alpha antagonist therapy – a research agenda for Europe. Eurosurveillance, 18(30): pii=20542. 

Beiersmann C, Lorenzo Bermejo J, Bountogo M, Tiendrébeogo J, Gabrysch S, Yé M, Jahn A, Müller O. (2013): Malnutrition determinants in young children from Burkina Faso. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. 59(5); 372-379

Vesel L, Manu A, Lohela TJ, Gabrysch S, Okyere E, Ten Asbroek AH, Hill Z, Agyemang CT, Owusu-Agyei S, Kirkwood BR. (2013): Quality of newborn care: a health facility assessment in rural Ghana using survey, vignette and surveillance data. BMJ Open, 3:e002326.

Chang F, Prytherch H, Nesbitt RC, Wilder-Smith A (2013) HIV-related travel restrictions: trends and country characteristics. Global Health Action. 6:20472

Winkler V, Holleczek B, Stegmaier C, Becher H (2013) Cancer incidence in ethnic German migrants from the Former Soviet Union in comparison to the host population. Cancer Epidemiology 38(1):22-7. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2013.10.011. Epub 2013 Nov 23.

Schoeps A, Ouédraogo N, Kagoné M, Sié A, Müller O, Becher H (2013) Socio-Demographic Determinants of Timely Adherence to BCG, Penta3, Measles, and Complete Vaccination Schedule in Burkina Faso. Vaccine. 32:96-102.

Kamper SJ, Henschke N 82013). Kinesio taping for sports injuries (commentary). Br J Sports Med;47:1128-1129 doi:10.1136/bjsports-2013-093027

Santi I, Kroll LE, Dietz A, Becher H: Ramroth H (2013): Occupation and educational inequalities in laryngeal cancer: the use of a job index. BMC Public Health. 19;13:1080. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-1080.

Santi I, Kroll LE, Dietz A, Becher H, Ramroth H (2013) To what degree is the association between educational inequality and laryngeal cancer explained by smoking, alcohol consumption, and occupational exposure? Scand J Work Environ Health, doi:10.5271/sjweh.3403

Bozorgmehr K, Gabrysch S, Müller O, Neuhann F, Jordan I,  Knipper M, Razum O (2013): Relationship between financial speculation and food prices or price volatility: Applying the principles of evidence-based medicine to current debates in Germany. Globalization and Health, 9:44.

Nesbitt RC, Lohela TJ, Manu A, Vesel L, Okyere E, Edmond K, Owusu-Agyei S, Kirkwood B, Gabrysch S (2013): Quality along the continuum: A health facility assessment of intrapartum and postnatal care in Ghana. PLoS One, 8(11): e81089. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0081089.

Becher H, Lorenz E, Royston P, Sauerbrei W (2012): Analysing covariates with spike at zero: a modified FP procedure and conceptual issues. Biom J, 54(5):686-700.

Beiersmann C, Bountogo M, Tiendrebeogo J, Louis VR, Gabrysch S, Ye M, Jahn A, Muller O (2012): Malnutrition in young children of rural Burkina Faso: comparison of survey data from 1999 with 2009. Trop Med Int Health, 17(6):715-721.

Chuang SC, Jenab M, Heck JE, Bosetti C, Talamini R, Matsuo K, Castellsague X, Franceschi S, Herrero R, Winn DM et al (2012): Diet and the risk of head and neck cancer: a pooled analysis in the INHANCE consortium. Cancer Causes Control, 23(1):69-88.

Collender G, Gabrysch S, Campbell OM (2012): Reducing maternal mortality: better monitoring, indicators and benchmarks needed to improve emergency obstetric care. Research summary for policymakers. Trop Med Int Health, 17(6):694-696.

Gabrysch S, Civitelli G, Edmond KM, Mathai M, Ali M, Bhutta ZA, Campbell OM (2012): New signal functions to measure the ability of health facilities to provide routine and emergency newborn care. PLoS Med, 9(11):e1001340.

Gabrysch S, Zanger P, Campbell OM (2012): Emergency obstetric care availability: A critical assessment of the current indicator. Tropical Medicine and International Health, 17(1):2-8. 

Grau AJ, Ling P, Palm F, Urbanek C, Becher H, Buggle F (2012): Childhood and adult social conditions and risk of stroke. Cerebrovasc Dis, 33(4):385-391.

Hegge S, Uhrig K, Streichfuss M, Kynast-Wolf G, Matuschewski K, Spatz JP, Frischknecht F (2012): Direct manipulation of malaria parasites with optical tweezers reveals distinct functions of Plasmodium surface proteins. ACS Nano, 6(6):4648-4662.

Kuhrs E, Winkler V, Becher H (2012): Risk factors for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases among ethnic Germans from the former Soviet Union: results of a nested case-control study. BMC Public Health, 12:190.

Kyei NN, Campbell OM, Gabrysch S (2012): The influence of distance and level of service provision on antenatal care use in rural Zambia. PLoS One, 7(10):e46475.

Kyei NN, Chansa C, Gabrysch S (2012): Quality of antenatal care in Zambia: a national assessment. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth, 12:151.

Kynast-Wolf G, Wakilzadeh W, Coulibaly B, Schnitzler P, Traore C, Becher H, Muller O (2012): ITN protection, MSP1 antibody levels and malaria episodes in young children of rural Burkina Faso. Acta Trop, 123(2):117-122.

Lohela TJ, Campbell OM, Gabrysch S (2012): Distance to care, facility delivery and early neonatal mortality in Malawi and zambia. PLoS One, 7(12):e52110.

Louis VR, Bals J, Tiendrebeogo J, Bountogo M, Ramroth H, De Allegri M, Traore C, Beiersmann C, Coulibaly B, Ye M et al (2012): Long-term effects of malaria prevention with insecticide-treated mosquito nets on morbidity and mortality in African children: randomised controlled trial. Trop Med Int Health, 17(6):733-741.

Luebbert J, Tweya H, Phiri S, Chaweza T, Mwafilaso J, Hosseinipour MC, Ramroth H, Schnitzler P, Neuhann F (2012): Virological failure and drug resistance in patients on antiretroviral therapy after treatment interruption in Lilongwe, Malawi. Clin Infect Dis, 55(3):441-448.

Palm F, Urbanek C, Wolf J, Buggle F, Kleemann T, Hennerici MG, Inselmann G, Hagar M, Safer A, Becher H, Grau AJ (2012): Etiology, Risk Factors and Sex Differences in Ischemic Stroke in the Ludwigshafen Stroke Study, a Population-Based Stroke Registry. Cerebrovasc Dis, 33(1):69-75.

Parodi S, Santi I, Marani E, Casella C, Puppo A, Sola S, Fontana V, Stagnaro E(2012): Infectious diseases and risk of leukemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: a case-control study. Leuk Res, 36(11):1354-1358.

Prytherch H, Leshabari MT, Wiskow C, Aninanya GA, Kakoko DC, Kagone M, Burghardt J, Kynast-Wolf G, Marx M, Sauerborn R (2012): The challenges of developing an instrument to assess health provider motivation at primary care level in rural Burkina Faso, Ghana and Tanzania. Glob Health Action, 5:1-18.

Ramroth H, Lorenz E, Rankin JC, Fottrell E, Ye M, Neuhann F, Ssennono M, Sie A, Byass P, Becher H (2012): Cause of death distribution with InterVA and physician coding in a rural area of Burkina Faso. Trop Med Int Health, 17(7):904-913.

Rankin JC, Lorenz E, Neuhann F, Ye M, Sie A, Becher H, Ramroth H (2012): Exploring the role narrative free-text plays in discrepancies between physician coding and the InterVA regarding determination of malaria as cause of death, in a malaria holo-endemic region. Malar J, 11:51.

Rosendal C, Almamat Uulu K, De Simone R, Wolf I, Deckert A, Martin EO, Böttger BW, Rauch H (2012): Right ventricular function during orthotopic liver transplantation: Three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography and thermodilution. Ann Transplant; 17(1): 21-30.

Winkler V, Holleczek B, Stegmaier C, Becher H (2012): Prostate cancer in Germany among migrants from the Former Soviet Union. Glob Health Action, 5:9135.

Zanger P, Kotter I, Kremsner PG, Gabrysch S (2012): Tumor necrosis factor alpha antagonist drugs and leishmaniasis in Europe. Clin Microbiol Infect, 18(7):670-676.

Zanger P, Nurjadi D, Gaile M, Gabrysch S, Kremsner PG (2012): Hormonal contraceptive use and persistent Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage. Clin Infect Dis, 55(12):1625-1632.

Becher H, Winkler V (2011): Lung cancer mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa (letter).
Int J Cancer 129:1537-9. DOI: 10.1002/ijc.25796.

Chuang SC, Jenab M, Heck JE, Bosetti C, Talamini R, Matsuo K, Castellsague X, Franceschi S, Herrero R, Winn DM, Vecchia CL, Morgenstern H, Zhang ZF, Levi F, Maso LD, Kelsey K, McClean MD, Vaughan T, Lazarus P, Muscat J, Ramroth H, Chen C, Schwartz SM, Eluf-Neto J, Hayes RB, Purdue M, Boccia S, Cadoni G, Zaridze D, Koifman S, Curado MP, Ahrens W, Benhamou S, Matos E, Lagiou P, Szeszenia-Dabrowska N, Olshan AF, Fernandez L, Menezes A, Agudo A, Daudt AW, Merletti F, Macfarlane GJ, Kjaerheim K, Mates D, Holcatova I, Schantz S, Yu GP, Simonato L, Brenner H, Mueller H, Conway DI, Thomson P, Fabianova E, Znaor A, Rudnai P, Healy CM, Ferro G, Brennan P, Boffetta P, Hashibe M. (2011):
Diet and the risk of head and neck cancer: a pooled analysis in the INHANCE consortium. Cancer Causes Control. 2011 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print]

Forßbohm M, Kropp R, Loytved G, Neher A, Simma M, Rabbow M, Becher H (2011): Tod an behandlungsbedürftiger Tuberkulose oder an Begleitkrankheiten? Ein Beitrag zur Letalität und Mortalität der Tuberkulose in Deutschland. Pneumologie 65:607-614.

Gabrysch S, Simushi V, Campbell OMR (2011): Availability and distribution of, and geographic access to emergency obstetric care in Zambia. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 114: 174-179.

Gabrysch S, Zanger P, Seneviratne HR, Mbewe R, Campbell OMR (2011): Tracking progress towards safe motherhood: meeting the benchmark yet missing the goal? An appeal for better use of health-system output indicators with evidence from Zambia and Sri Lanka. Tropical Medicine and International Health, 16(5):627-639.

Gabrysch S, Cousens S, Cox J, Campbell OMR (2011): The Influence of Distance and Level of Care on Delivery Place in Rural Zambia: A Study of Linked National Data in a Geographic Information System. PLoS Medicine, 8(1): e1000394. DOI:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000394.

Heukelbach J, Sonnberg S, Becher H, Mello I, Speare R, Oliveira FA (2011): Ovicidal efficacy of high concentration dimeticone: a new era of head lice treatment. J Am Acad Dermatol 64(4):e61-2.

Fischer L, Deckert A, Diener MK, Zimmermann JB, Büchler MW, Seiler CM (2011): Ranking of patient and surgeons' perspectives for endpoints in randomized controlled trials—lessons learned from the POVATI trial [ISRCTN 60734227]. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2011 Oct; 396(7):1061-6. Epub 2011 May 10.

Ramroth H, Dietz A, Becher H (2011): Intensity and inhalation of smoking in the aetiology of laryngeal cancer. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 8(4):976-84. Epub 2011 Apr 1.; DOI:10.3390/ijerph8040976.

Ramroth H, Ahrens W, Dietz A, Becher H (2011): Occupational asbestos exposure as a risk factor for laryngeal carcinoma in a population based case control study from German. Am J Ind Med. 54(7):510-4. DOI: 10.1002/ajim.20963. Epub 2011 May 2.

Ramroth H, Schoeps A, Rudolph E, Dyckhoff G, Plinkert P, Lippert B, Feist K, Delank KW, Scheuermann K, Baier G, Ott I, Chenouda S, Becher H, Dietz A (2011): Factors predicting survival after diagnosis of laryngeal cancer. Oral Oncol. 2011 Dec;47(12):1154-8. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2011.08.003. Epub 2011 Aug 27.

Rudolph E, Dyckhoff G, Becher H, Dietz A, Ramroth H (2011): Effects of tumour stage, co-morbidity and therapy on survival of laryngeal cancer patients - a systematic review and a meta-analysis. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol.268(2):165-79. Epub 2010 Oct 19. DOI: 10.1007/s00405-010-1395-8.

Schoeps A, Gabrysch S, Niamba L, Sié A, Becher H (2011): The Effect of Distance to Health Care Facilities on Childhood Mortality in rural Burkina Faso. Am J Epid 173:492–498.

Volodina A, Bertsche T, Kostev K, Winkler V, Haefeli WE, Becher H (2011): Drug utilization patterns and reported health status in ethnic German migrants (Aussiedler) in Germany: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health 11:509.

Winkler V, Becher H (2011): Predicting lung cancer deaths from smoking prevalence data.
Lung Cancer 74:170-7. Epub 2011 Mar 21.

Yé M, Diboulo E, Niamba L, Sié A, Coulibaly B, Bagagnan C, Dembélé J, Ramroth H (2011): An improved method for physician-certified verbal autopsy reduces the rate of discrepancy: experiences in the Nouna Health and Demographic Surveillance Site (NHDSS), Burkina Faso. Popul Health Metr. 2011 Aug 4; 9:34.

Zanger P, Kötter I, Kremsner PG, Gabrysch S (2011): Tumor necrosis factor alpha antagonist drugs and leishmaniasis in Europe. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2011.03674.x.

Becher H (2010): Analyses of mortality clustering at member HDSSs within the INDEPTH Network - an important public health issue (Guest Editorial). Global Health Action Supplement 1: 2010. DOI: 10.3402/gha.v3i0.5476.

Jaenisch T, Sullivan DJ, Dutta A, Deb S, Ramsan M, Othman MK, Gaczkowski R, Tielsch J, Sazawal S (2010): Malaria incidence and prevalence on Pemba Island before the onset of the successful control intervention on the Zanzibar Archipelago. Malaria Journal 9:32.

Deckert A, Winkler V, Paltiel A, Razum O, Becher H. (2010): Time trends in cardiovascular disease mortality in Russia and Germany from 1980 to 2007 - are there migration effects? BMC Public Health 10:488.

Kynast-Wolf G, Preuß M, Sié A, Kouyaté B, Becher H (2010): Seasonal patterns of cardiovascular disease mortality of adults in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Trop Med Int Health 15(9):1082-1089.  

Mente J, Ferk S, Dreyhaupt J, Deckert A, Legner M, Staehle HJ (2010): Assessment of different dyes used in leakage studies. Clin Oral Investig.14(3):331-8.

Oster N, Rohrbach P, Sanchez S, Andrews K, Kammer J, Coulibaly B, Stieglbauer G, Becher H, Lanzer M (2010): Apparent bias for P. falciparum parasites carrying the wild-type pfcrt allele in the placenta. Parasitol Res. 106:1065-70.

Ott JJ, Paltiel AM, Winkler V, Becher H. (2010): The impact of duration of residence on cause-specific mortality: a cohort study of migrants from the Former Soviet Union residing in Israel and Germany. Health Place 16:79-84.

Palm F, Urbanek Ch, Rose S, Buggle F, Bode B, Hennerici M, Schmieder K, Inselmann G, Reiter R, Fleischer R, Piplack KO, Safer A, Becher H, Grau AJ (2010): Stroke incidence and survival in Ludwigshafen a.Rh., Germany. The Ludwigshafen Stroke Study (LuSSt). Stroke 41:1865-70.

Royston P, Sauerbrei W, Becher H (2010): Modelling continuous exposures with a 'spike' at zero: a new procedure based on fractional polynomials. Statistics in Medicine 29:1219-27.

Scovronick N, Dorey S, Häsler B, Gabrysch S, Salonen L, Alonso S. (2010): An EcoHealth Forum in London: Young Researchers Fill a Training Gap. EcoHealth, DOI: 10.1007/s10393-010-0336-8

Sié A, Louis VR, Gbangou A, Müller O, Niamba L, Stieglbauer G, Yé M, Kouyaté B, Sauerborn R, Becher H (2010): The Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) in Nouna, Burkina Faso, 1993-2007. Global Health Action 3: 5284 - DOI: 10.3402/gha.v3i0.5284.

Sonnberg S, Oliveira FA, Araújo de Melo IL, de Melo Soares MM, Becher H, Heukelbach J (2010): Ex Vivo Development of Eggs from Head Lice (Pediculus humanus capitis). The Open Dermatology Journal 4: 82-89.

Winkler V, Becher H. (2010): Global Cancer cases and Lung cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa. BMJ. rapid response 27/7/10; available at www.bmj.com/cgi/eletters/340/jun08_2/c3041

Winkler V, Becher H. (2010): Lung cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa. Gesundheitswesen 72:581. abstract.

Zanger P, Holzer J, Schleucher R, Scherbaum MD, Schittek B, Gabrysch S (2010): Severity of Staphylococcus aureus Infection of the Skin is Associated with Inducibility of Human β-Defensin 3, but not Human β-Defensin 2. Infection and Immunity. 78(7):3112-7.

Grau AJ, Barth C, Geletneky B, Ling P, Palm F, Lichy C, Becher H, Buggle F: Association between recent sport activity, sport activity in young adulthood and subtypes of stroke. Stroke 2009; 40:426-3.

Ott JJ, Paltiel AM, Becher H: Non-communicable disease mortality and life expectancy of migrants from the Former Soviet Union in Israel. A comparison between country of origin and host country. Bull WHO 2009; 87: 20-29.

Becher H, Khomski P, Kauermann G, Kouyaté B: Using Penalized Splines to Model Age- and Season-of-Birth-Dependent Effects of Childhood Mortality Risk Factors in Rural Burkina Faso. Biometrical Journal 2009; 51:110-122.

Ronellenfitsch U, Kyobutungi C, Ott JJ, Paltiel AM, Razum O, Schwarzbach M, Winkler V, Becher H: Stomach cancer mortality in two large cohorts of migrants from the former Soviet Union to Israel and Germany: are there implications for prevention? Gastroenterology & Hepatology 2009; 21:409-16.

Ng N, Winkler V, Van Minh H, Tesfaye F, Wall S, Becher H: Predicting lung cancer Death in Africa and Asia: Differences with WHO estimates. Cancer Causes Control 2009; 20:721-30.

Abbasi R, Ramroth H, Becher H, Dietz A, Schmezer P, Popanda O: Laryngeal cancer risk associated with smoking and alcohol consumption is modified by genetic polymorphisms in ERCC5, ERCC6, and RAD23B but not by polymorphisms in five other nucleotide excision repair genes. Int J Cancer 2009; 125:1431-1439.  

Winkler V, Ott JJ, Holleczek B, Stegmaier C, Becher H. (2009) Cancer profile of migrants from the Former Soviet Union in Germany: incidence and mortality. Cancer Causes Control; 20: 1873-1879

Ramroth  H, Ndugwa RP, Müller O, Yé Y, Sié A,  Kouyaté  B, Becher H: Decreasing childhood mortality and increasing proportion of malaria deaths in rural Burkina Faso. Global Health Action 2, 2009.
Becher H: Dying to count: mortality surveillance in resource-poor countries. by Edward Fottrell (Invited Commentary) Global Health Action 2, 2009.

Winkler V, Ott JJ, Becher H. (2009) Reliability of Coding Causes of Death with ICD-10 in Germany. Int J Public Health 55:43-8

Grau AJ, Preusch MR, Palm F, Lichy C, Becher H, Buggle F: Association of symptoms of chronic bronchitis and frequent flu-like illnesses with stroke. Stroke 2009; 40:3206-10.  

Becher H, Kostev K, Schröder-Bernhardi D: Validity and representativeness of the ‘Disease Analyzer’ patient database for use in pharmacoepidemiological and pharmacoeconomic studies. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2009; 47:617-26.

Barniol  J, Niemann S, Louis V, Brodhun B, Dreweck C, Richter E, Becher H, Haas W, Junghanss T: Transmission dynamics of pulmonary tuberculosis between autochthonous and immigrant sub-populations. BMC Infections 2009; 4;9:197. 

Hauer K, Tremmel AD, Ramroth H, Pfisterer M, Todd C, Oster P, Schuler M.:  Repressive coping in geriatric patients' reports - Impact on fear of falling. Z Gerontol Geriatr. 2009 Apr; 42(2):137-44.

Seiler CM, Deckert A, Diener MK, Knaebel HP, Weigand MA, Victor N, Büchler MK: Midline versus transverse incision in major abdominal surgery: a randomized, doulbe-blind equivalence trial (POVATI: ISRCTN60734227). Ann Surg. 2009 Jun; 249(6):913-20.

Becher H, Kynast-Wolf G, Sié A, Ndugwa R, Ramroth H, Kouyaté B, Müller O, Patterns of malaria, cause-specific and all-cause mortality in a malaria endemic area of West Africa. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2008; 78:106-113.

De Allegri M, Pokhrel S, Becher H, Dong J, Mansmann U, Kynast-Wolf G, Kouyate B, Gbangou A, Bridges J, Sauerborn R. Step-wedge cluster-randomised community-based trials An application to the study of the impact of community health insurance Health. Health Res Policy Syst. 2008 Oct 22; 6:10.

Hosch W, Stojkovic M, Jänisch T, Heye T, Werner J, Friess H, Kauffmann GW, Junghanss T. MR imaging for diagnosing cysto-biliary fistulas in cystic echinococcosis. Eur J Radiol 2008; 66(2): 262-7.

Kouyate B, Some F, Jahn A, Coulibaly B, Erikson J, Sauerborn R, Gustafson L, Tompson G, Becher H, Müller O.: Process and effects of a community intervention on malaria in rural Burkina Faso: randomized controlled trial. Malaria Journal 2008; 7:50.

Müller O, De Allegri M, Becher H, Tiendrebogo J, Beiersmann C, Ye M, Kouyate B, Sie A, Jahn A: Distribution systems of ITN for malaria control in rural Burkina Faso: cluster-randomized controlled trial. PLoS One 2008; 11;3(9).

Mulholland EK, Smith L, Carneiro I, Becher H, Lehmann D: Equity and child survival strategies. Bull WHO 2008; 86, 399-407.

Ndugwa RP; Ramroth H; Müller O, Jasseh M, Sié A, Kouyaté BD, Greenwood BM, Becher H: Comparison of all-cause and malaria-specific mortality from two West African countries with different malaria transmission patterns. Malaria Journal 2008; 7:15.

Ott JJ, Winkler V, Kyobutungi C, Laki J, Becher H: Effects of residential changes and time patterns on external cause mortality in migrants: Results of a German cohort study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 2008; 36:524-31.

Ott JJ, Paltiel A, Winkler V, Becher H.: Chronic disease mortality associated with infectious agents: A comparative cohort study of migrants from the Former Soviet Union in Israel and Germany. BMC Public Health 2008; 8:110.

Ramroth H, Dietz A, Becher H.: Environmental tobacco smoke and laryngeal cancer: results from a population-based case-control study. Eur Archives Oto-Rhino-Laryngology 2008; 265:1367-71.

Ramroth H, Dietz A, Becher H.: Occupational wood dust exposure and the risk of laryngeal cancer. A population based case-control study in Germany.  Am J Ind Med 2008; 51:648-55.   

Becher H, Razum O, Kyobutungi C, Laki J, Ott JJ, Ronellenfitsch U, Winkler V. Mortalität von Aussiedlern aus der ehemaligen Sowjetunion: Ergebnisse einer Kohortenstudie. Deutsches Ärzteblatt 2007; 104: A:1655-61

Böhler T, von AM, Klose N, Müller K, Coulibaly B, Nauwelaers F, Spengler HP, Kynast-Wolf G, Kräusslich H.: Evaluation of a simplified dual-platform flow cytometric method for measurement of lymphocyte subsets and T-cell maturation phenotypes in the population of Nouna, Burkina Faso. Clin Vaccine Immunol 2007; 14(6):775-81.

Garenne M, Müller O, Becher H, Baltussen A, Ye Y, Diallo D, Konate M, Nebie I, Gbangou A, Kouyate B: Sex specific responses to zinc supplementation in Nouna, Burkina Faso. J Ped Gastroent Nutr 2007; 44(5):619-28.

Hosch W, Stojkovic M, Jänisch T, Kauffmann GW, Junghanss T. The role of calcification for staging cystic echinococcosis (CE). Eur Radiol 2007; 17(10):2538-45.

Henneicke-von Zepelin H-H, Meden H, Kostev K, Schröder-Bernhardi D, Stammwitz U, Becher H: Isopropanolic black cohosh extract and recurrence-free survival after breast cancer. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther 2007; 45(3):143-54.

Klose N, Coulibaly B, Tebit DM, Nauwelaers F, Spengler HP, Kynast-Wolf G, Kouyate B, Kräusslich H, Böhler T. Immunohematological reference values for healthy adults in Burkina Faso. Clin Vaccine Immunol 2007; 14(6):782-4.

Müller O, Garenne M, Becher H, Sie A, Kouyate B. Malnutrition, zinc deficiency, and malaria in Africa. Lancet 2007; 369(9580):2155-6.

Ndugwa RP, Müller O, Kouyate B, Becher H, Ramroth H. Improving malaria mortality estimates for rural Africa by adding further studies. Int J Epidemiol 2007; 36(1):242-3.

Sarker M, Jatoi I, Becher H: Racial differences in Breast cancer survival in woman under age 60. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 2007; 106(1):135-41.

Ye Y, Traore C, Meissner P, Coulibaly B, Becher H, Müller O: Ability of mothers to diagnose fever and anaemia in young children in a malaria endemic region of a West Africa. Ann Trop Med and Parasitol 2007; 101(4):297-303.  

Becher H, Bertram H, Ehrmann K, Heidrich J, Heuschmann P, Keil U, Kraywinkel K, Pötschke-Langer M, Schaller KSA, Schulze A, Thielmann H, Vennemann M, Wellmann J: Passivrauchen - ein unterschätztes Gesundheitsrisiko, Rote Reihe Tabakprävention und Tabakkontrolle Band 5. Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum 2006.

Collenberg E, Ouedraogo T, Ganame J, Fickenscher H, Kynast-Wolf G, Becher H, Kouyate B, Kräusslich H, Sangare L, Tebit D: Seroprevalence of six different viruses among pregnant women and blood donors in rural and urban Burkina Faso: A comparative analysis. Journal of Medical Virology 2006;78:683-692.

De Allegri M, Kouyate B, Becher H, Gbangou A, Pokhrel S, Sanon M, Sauerborn R: Understanding enrolment in community health insurance in Sub-Saharan Africa: population-based case-control study in rural Burkina Faso. Bull WHO 2006;84:852-858.

Hammer GP, Some F, Müller O, Kynast-Wolf G, Kouyate B, Becher H: Pattern of cause-specific childhood mortality in a malaria endemic area of Burkina Faso. Malaria Journal 2006;Jun 8;5(1)47.

Hammer GP, Kouyate B, Becher H: Risk factors for childhood mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. A comparison of data from a national survey and information from a demographic surveillance system. Acta Tropica 2006;98:212-218.

Jahn A, Kynast-Wolf G, Kouyate B, Becher H: Multiple pregnancy in rural Burkina Faso: frequency, survival, and use of health services. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2006;85:26-32.

Kynast-Wolf G, Hammer GP, Kouyate B, Becher H: Season of death and birth predict patterns of mortality in Burkina Faso. International Journal of Epidemiology 2006;35:427-435.

Kyobutungi C, Ronellenfitsch U, Razum O, Becher H: Mortality from cancer among ethnic German immigrants from the Former Soviet Union, in Germany. Eur J Cancer 2006;42:2577-84.

Kyobutungi C, Ronellenfitsch U, Razum O, Becher H: Mortality from external causes among ethnic German immigrants from former Soviet Union countries, in Germany. European Journal of Public Health 2006;16:376-382.

Müller O, Becher H: Malnutrition and childhood mortality in developing countries (letter). Lancet 2006;367(9527):1978.

Müller O, Traore C, Kouyate B, Becher H, Ye Y, Frey C, Coulibaly B: Effects of insecticide-treated bednets during early infancy in  an African area of intense malaria transmission: a randomized controlled  trial. Bull WHO 2006;84:120-126.

Ndugwa R, Müller O, Kouyate B, Ramroth H, Becher H: Improving malaria mortality estimates for rural Africa by adding further studies (letter) Re: Rowe AK, Rowe SY, Snow RW et al. The burden of malaria mortality among African children in the year 2000. Int J Epidemiol 2006;35:691-704. published online Dez. 14, 2006.  

Ramroth H, Specht-Leible N, König H-H, Brenner H: Medical Care for Older Adults. National Perspectives in International Context; in Wahl H, Brenner H, Mollenkopf H, Rothenbacher D, Rott C (eds): The Many Faces of Health, Competence and Well-Being in Old Age: Integrating Epidemiological, Psychological and Social Perspectives. Springer Verlag Heidelberg, 2006, pp 175-188.

Ramroth H, Dietz A, Becher H: Rauchen und Alkohol sind Hauptrisikofaktoren für Kehlkopfkrebs. Ergebnisse einer deutschen Fall-Kontroll-Studie im europäischen Vergleich. Deutsches Ärzteblatt 2006;103:A 1078-1083.

Ramroth H, Specht-Leible N, König H-H, Mohrmann M, Brenner H: Inanspruchnahme stationärer Krankenhausleistungen durch Pflegeheimbewohner. Deutsches Ärzteblatt 2006;103:A-2710-2713.

Ramroth H, Specht-Leible N, König HH, Brenner H: Hospitalizations during the last months of life of nursing home residents: a retrospective cohort study from Germany. BMC Health Serv Res 2006;6:70.

Ronellenfitsch U, Kyobutungi C, Becher H, Razum O: All-cause and Cardiovascular mortality among ethnic German immigrants from the Former Soviet Union: A cohort study. BMC Public Health 2006;Jan 26;6:16.

Stich A, Oster N, Abdel-Aziz I, Stieglbauer G, Coulibaly B, Wickert H, McLean J, Kouyate B, Becher H, Lanzer M: Malaria in a holoendemic area of Burkina Faso: A cross-sectional study. Parasitology Research 2006;98:596-599.

Winkler V, Gbangou A, Kouyate B, Becher H: A simple method to estimate tobacco-related lung cancer deaths in sub-Saharan Africa. Meth Inf Med 2006;45:397-403.  

Becher H, Kouyate B (eds.): Health Research in Developing Countries. A collaboration between Burkina Faso and Germany. Springer Verlag Heidelberg, 2005. 303 pages.

Becher H, Ramroth H, Ahrens W, Risch A, Schmezer P, Dietz A: Occupation, exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and laryngeal cancer risk. Int J Cancer 2005;116:451-457.

Chingang L, Bischof U, Andall-Brereton G, Razum O: "Have a Pap smear!" - doctors, their clients, and opportunistic cervical cancer screening. Int J STD AIDS 2005;16:233-236.

Kyobutungi C, Grau A, Stieglbauer G, Becher H: Absolute temperature, temperature changes and stroke risk: A case-crossover study. Eur J Epidemiol 2005;20:693-698.

Ramroth H, Specht-Leible N, Brenner H: Hospitalisations before and after nursing home admission: a retrospective cohort study from Germany. Age Ageing 2005;34:291-294.

Becher H: General Principles of data analysis: Continuous covariables in epidemiological studies; in Ahrens W, Pigeot I (eds): Handbook of epidemiology. Springer Verlag Heidelberg, 2004, pp 595-624.

Becher H, Müller O, Jahn A, Gbangou A, Kynast-Wolf G, Kouyate B: Risk factors of infant and child mortality in rural Burkina Faso. Bull World Health Organ 2004;82:265-273.

Becher H: Epidemiologie des Lungenkarzinoms; in Haustein K-O (ed): Rauchen und Krebs - Frau und Rauchen - Probleme der medikamentösen Raucherentwöhnung. Organon-Verlag B. Conventz, Weinheim, 2004, pp 9-21.

Berke O, Becher H: Ein Fallbeispiel zur geografischen Risikoanalyse mittles der räumlichen relativen Risikofunktion: Eine Expositionskarte für die Echinokokkose in Niedersachsen. Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie in Medizin und Biologie 2004;35:195-206.

Bischof U, Becher H, Dreweck C, Haas W, Richter E, Niemann S, Junghanss T: Prospective molecular epidemiological study on transmission of pulmonary tuberculosis and migration. Meth Inform Med 2004;43:475-478.

Bonu S, Rani M, Razum O: Global public health mandates in a diverse world: the polio eradication initiative and the expanded programme on immunization in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia. Health Policy 2004;70:327-345.

Dietz A, Ramroth H, Urban T, Ahrens W, Becher H: Exposure to cement dust, related occupational groups and laryngeal cancer risk: Results of a population based case-control study. International Journal of Cancer 2004;108:907-911.

Dörfer C, Becher H, Ziegler C, Kaiser C, Lutz R, Jorss D, Lichy C, Buggle F, Bultmann S, Preusch M, Grau A: The association of gingivitis and periodontitis with ischemic stroke. J Clin Periodontol 2004;31:396-401.

Frentzel-Beyme R, Salzer-Kuntschick N, Becher H, Kotz R, Salzer M: Factors affecting then incident juvenile bon tumors in an Austrian Case-Control study. Journal of Cancer Detection and Prevention 2004;28:159-169.

Grau A, Becher H, Ziegler C, Lichy C, Buggle F, Kaiser C, Dörfer C, Lutz R, Bültmann S, Preusch M: Periodontitis as a Risk Factor for Ischemic Stroke. Stroke 2004;35:496-501.

Khechinashvili G, Andall-Brereton G, Razum O: Cigarette smoking among school teachers in Tobago. West Indian Med J 2004;53:260-262.

Müller O, Razum O, Traore C, Kouyate B: Community effectiveness of chloroquine and traditional remedies in the treatment of young children with falciparum malaria in rural Burkina Faso. Malaria Journal 2004;3:36.

Nayar K, Kyobutungi C, Razum O: Self-help: What future role in health care for low and middle-income countries? Int J Equity Health 2004;3:1.

Ramroth H, Dietz A, Becher H: Interaction effects and population attributable risks for smoking and alcohol on laryngeal cancer and its subsites: a case-control study from Germany. Meth Inform Med 2004;43:499-504.

Razum O, Zeeb H: Suicide mortality among Turks in Germany. Nervenarzt 2004;75:1092-1098.

Razum O, Mittal O, Priya R, Nayar K, Sathyamala C: Language use in public health. Lancet 2004;363:2190-2191.

Ronellenfitsch U, Razum O: Deteriorating health satisfaction among immigrants from Eastern Europe to Germany. Int J Equity Health 2004;3:4.

Ronellenfitsch U, Kyobutungi C, Becher H, Razum O: Large-scale, population-based epidemiological studies with record linkage can be done in Germany. Eur J Epidemiol 2004;19:1073-1074.

Zeeb H, Razum O: Breast Cancer among Turkish women in Germany - epidemiology and research agenda. Zentralbl Gynakol 2004;126:77-80.