Eberhard Greiser

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The primary risk factor for bladder cancer is cigarette smoking. Using a combined analysis of 11 case-control studies, we have accurately measured the relationship between cigarette smoking and bladder cancer in men. Available smoking information on 2,600 male bladder cancer cases and 5,524 male controls included duration of smoking habit, number of(More)
The strength of the association between regular analgesic intake (RAI) and end-stage renal failure (EF) has been insufficiently established until now. A case-control study was conducted to estimate the relative risks (RR) of EF after RAI (defined as consumption of 15 or more analgesic doses per month for a continuous period of at least 1 year) for(More)
BACKGROUND In Germany about 20000 new cases of urothelial cancer (UC) and about 7500 deaths from bladder cancer alone occur each year. Among the manifold risk factors, little research has been done on the role of smoking and the habitual intake of analgesics and laxatives-practices that are common in parts of the German population. The aim of this study is(More)
In a hospital-based case-control study 194 lung cancer cases, 194 hospital controls, and 194 population controls were interviewed for their smoking, occupational, and residential history by trained interviewers, using a standardized questionnaire. In order to include many different environmental exposures, case ascertainment took place in seven different(More)
AIMS To assess the difference between men and women as regards fatality shortly after acute myocardial infarction, and the relationship of patient characteristics. METHODS AND RESULTS One thousand seven hundred and ten male and 563 female patients, 25-69 years of age and hospitalized with a first acute myocardial infarction occurring from 1985 to 1990,(More)
1.136 death certificates representing all 1985 Bremen cardiovascular deaths and a 50%-sample of non-cardiovascular deaths in the age group 25-69 years were analyzed for reliability of nosologists' coding according to ICD-coding rules (9th revision). The 1.136 photocopied death certificates were used to assess intra-observer-variation in Bremen and to(More)
A cross-sectional analysis of the baseline survey of the German Cardiovascular Prevention Study was carried out to analyse the relationship between four different social class characteristics and major risk factors for coronary heart disease. 4,796 randomly selected German residents aged 25-69 years participated in the health survey between 1984 and 1986.(More)
The relationship between social class and seven important risk factors for coronary heart disease has been evaluated utilising data from the German Cardiovascular Prevention Study baseline survey. Of German residents aged 25 to 69 years, 16,430 were randomly selected from both the six intervention regions and the Federal Republic of Germany to undergo the(More)