Christoph Vauth

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Leibniz University Hanover, Hanover, Germany; University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany; F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Basel, Switzerland; Techniker Krankenkasse, Hamburg, Germany; Bayer HealthCare AG,Wuppertal, Germany; Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany; DAK-Unternehmen Leben, Hamburg, Germany; University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Nuremberg,(More)
BACKGROUND The benefit of Ginkgo biloba has been discussed controversially. The aim of this review was to assess the effects of Ginkgo biloba in Alzheimer's disease as well as vascular and mixed dementia covering a variety of outcome domains. METHODS We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane databases, CINAHL and PsycINFO for controlled trials of ginkgo(More)
The aim of this methodological paper is to summarize evidence on how to implement cost-benefit assessment according to the new German legislative framework (Competition Enhancement Act). Given the complexity of existing health policy frameworks within industrialised countries in adapting health economics in their respective regulatory scheme, no clear(More)
Sowohl die Diagnosezahlen als auch die Kostengrößen verdeutlichen die hohe gesundheitsökonomische Relevanz der koronaren Herzkrankheit. Ziel der vorliegenden Studie ist es, die Kosteneffektivität nichtmedikamentöser sekundärpräventiver Maßnahmen nach Krankheitsauftritt zu bewerten. Hierzu zählen multimodale Programme wie auch Einzelinterventionen in Form(More)
INTRODUCTION Incisional hernias are a common complication following abdominal surgery and they represent about 80% of all ventral hernia. In uncomplicated postoperative follow-up they can develop in about eleven percent of cases and up to 23% of cases with wound infections or other forms of wound complications. Localisation and size of the incisional hernia(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a common and potentially fatal malady with a life time prevalence of over 20%. For Germany, the mortality attributable to chronic ischemic heart disease or acute myocardial infarction is estimated at 140,000 deaths per year. An association between prognosis of CHD and lifestyle risk factors has been consistently(More)
AIM To summarize the current evidence with regard to the effectiveness of nonpharmacological secondary prevention strategies of coronary heart disease (CHD) and to investigate the comparative effectiveness of interventions of different categories, specific intervention components and the effectiveness in patient subgroups. METHODS A structured search of(More)
INTRODUCTION Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) comprise typical or infantile autism (Kanner syndrome), Asperger's disorder and atypical autism or pervasive developmental disorder - not otherwise specified. The syndrome is characterized by deficits in (1) verbal and nonverbal communication, (2) reciprocal social interaction and (3) repetitive patterns of(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is one of the most common bacterial infections in humans. There is a risk factor for gastric or duodenal ulcers, gastric cancer and MALT (Mucosa Associated Lymphoid Tissue)-Lymphomas. There are several invasive and non-invasive methods available for the diagnosis of H. pylori. The (13)C-urea breath test is a(More)
INTRODUCTION Arteriosclerotic changes can lead to circulatory disturbances in various areas of the human vascular system. In addition to pharmacological therapy and the management of risk factors (e. g. hypertension, diabetes, lipid metabolism disorders, and lifestyle), surgical interventions also play an important role in the treatment of arteriosclerosis.(More)