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Critical evaluation of the Newcastle-Ottawa scale for the assessment of the quality of nonrandomized studies in meta-analyses
  • A. Stang
  • Medicine
  • European Journal of Epidemiology
  • 22 July 2010
The quality assessment of non-randomized studies is an important component of a thorough meta-analysis of nonrandomized studies. Low quality studies can lead to a distortion of the summary effectExpand
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Residential exposure to traffic is associated with coronary atherosclerosis.
BACKGROUND Long-term exposure to fine-particulate-matter (PM2.5) air pollution may accelerate the development and progression of atherosclerosis. We investigated the associations of long-termExpand
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Assessment of clinically silent atherosclerotic disease and established and novel risk factors for predicting myocardial infarction and cardiac death in healthy middle-aged subjects: rationale and
BACKGROUND In view of consistently high cardiovascular morbidity and mortality rates, international efforts are aimed at developing tools for more precise risk prediction to allow preventiveExpand
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The Possible Role of Radiofrequency Radiation in the Development of Uveal Melanoma
There are few epidemiologic studies dealing with electromagnetic radiation and uveal melanoma. The majority of these studies are exploratory and are based on job and industry titles only. WeExpand
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Neighbourhood socioeconomic status and cardiovascular risk factors: a multilevel analysis of nine cities in the Czech Republic and Germany
BackgroundPrevious studies have shown that deprived neighbourhoods have higher cardiovascular mortality and morbidity rates. Inequalities in the distribution of behaviour related risk factors are oneExpand
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Bonner Venenstudie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Phlebologie* Epidemiologische Untersuchung zur Frage der Häufigkeit und Ausprägung von chronischen Venenkrankheiten in der städtischen und ländlichen
Summary Objective: The Bonn Vein Study to investigate the prevalence and severity of chronic venous disorders in the German urban and rural residential population was conducted with individuals agedExpand
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Chronic Residential Exposure to Particulate Matter Air Pollution and Systemic Inflammatory Markers
Background Long-term exposure to urban air pollution may accelerate atherogenesis, but mechanisms are still unclear. The induction of a low-grade systemic inflammatory state is a plausibleExpand
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Body-surface adjusted aortic reference diameters for improved identification of patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms: results from the population-based Heinz Nixdorf Recall study.
BACKGROUND Early identification of patients at risk for thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) has the potential of improving prognosis. So far, however, "normal" aortic dimensions are not well defined,Expand
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Baseline recruitment and analyses of nonresponse of the Heinz Nixdorf recall study: Identifiability of phone numbers as the major determinant of response
The Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study is an ongoing population-based prospective cardiovascular cohort study of the Ruhr area in Germany. This paper focuses on the recruitment strategy and its responseExpand
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Agreement of different methods for assessing sleep characteristics: a comparison of two actigraphs, wrist and hip placement, and self-report with polysomnography.
OBJECTIVE To assess the agreement of sleep parameters measured by two actigraphs (SOMNOwatch plus, ActiGraph GT3X+) at two different placements (wrist, hip) and of self-reported sleep withExpand
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