Carsten Schmidt

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In a genome-wide association study to identify loci associated with colorectal cancer (CRC) risk, we genotyped 555,510 SNPs in 1,012 early-onset Scottish CRC cases and 1,012 controls (phase 1). In phase 2, we genotyped the 15,008 highest-ranked SNPs in 2,057 Scottish cases and 2,111 controls. We then genotyped the five highest-ranked SNPs from the joint(More)
STUDY DESIGN A population-based cross-sectional multiregion postal survey. OBJECTIVE To provide a descriptive epidemiology of the prevalence and severity of back pain in German adults and to analyze sociodemographic correlates for disabling back pain within and across regions. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Back pain is a leading health problem in Germany.(More)
To report the frequencies of potentially relevant incidental findings in the general adult population and to develop a protocol for their management in whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (wb-MRI). A total of 2,500 adult subjects (1,271 women, 1,229 men; mean age 53 years) from the population-based Study of Health in Pomerania underwent standardised(More)
Cohort Profile: The Study of Health in Pomerania Henry Völzke, y Dietrich Alte,1y Carsten Oliver Schmidt, Dörte Radke, Roberto Lorbeer, Nele Friedrich, Nicole Aumann, Katharina Lau, Michael Piontek, Gabriele Born, Christoph Havemann, Till Ittermann, Sabine Schipf, Robin Haring, Sebastian E Baumeister, Henri Wallaschofski, Matthias Nauck, Stephanie Frick,(More)
With 12-month prevalence rates of more than 70%, back pain is currently one of the major health problems for German adults and entails major economic consequences. The aim of this study was to estimate back pain-related costs from a societal perspective and to determine the impact of sociodemographic variables on costs. Based on back pain-related survey(More)
Amyloid precursor protein (APP) and amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta) have been implicated in a variety of physiological and pathological processes underlying nervous system functions. APP shares many features with adhesion molecules in that it is involved in neurite outgrowth, neuronal survival and synaptic plasticity. It is, thus, of interest to identify(More)
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that Crohn's disease (CD) is associated with an exaggerated T-helper 1 cytokine response manifested by increased production of interleukin (IL)-12. IL-12 is a heterodimeric protein comprising 2 disulfide-linked subunits designated p35 and p40. Recently, IL-12-related cytokines, IL-23 and IL-27, were described. Biologically(More)
We describe here a novel monoclonal antibody (mab H6) which recognizes CD9, an integral cell surface constituent previously described in cells of the hematopoietic lineage and involved in the aggregation of platelets. Mab H6 was raised against membranes of immature mouse astrocytes and reacted with a protein of 25-27 kD in detergent extracts of adult mouse(More)
Oligomers are thought to accelerate the hydrolytic degradation of devices prepared from poly(lactide-co-glycolide), PLGA, due to their increased number of carboxylic end groups. To experimentally verify this hypothesis, two D,L-lactic acid oligomers having molecular weights close to their critical limit of solubility were synthesized and incorporated into(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Chronic widespread pain (CWP) is a common disorder affecting ∼10% of the general population and has an estimated heritability of 48-52%. In the first large-scale genome-wide association study (GWAS) meta-analysis, we aimed to identify common genetic variants associated with CWP. METHODS We conducted a GWAS meta-analysis in 1308(More)