Johannes Georg Gostomzyk

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OBJECTIVE The influence of area of residence on haemoglobin (Hb) adducts of 4-aminobiphenyl (4-ABP), o-, m-, p-toluidine and o-anisidine was investigated in children from three different-sized Bavarian cities - Munich, Augsburg and Eichstätt, with 1,300,000, 250,000 and 13,000 inhabitants, respectively--and was compared with that of exposure to(More)
BACKGROUND The negative impact of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) on airway diseases in children is well known. Whether there is an effect on atopic eczema is not clear. OBJECTIVES To determine the impact of ETS on atopic eczema, allergic sensitization and allergic airway diseases in 1669 school beginners. METHODS The prevalence of atopy-related(More)
The main objective of the first survey was the investigation of the prevalence and distribution of hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and cigarette smoking in the study area. The data-collection phase lasted from October 1984 to May 1985. A two-stage cluster sample of 5312 persons of German nationality was drawn from a population of 282,279 inhabitants,(More)
The results of the evaluation of use of low-cost video conferencing systems (VCSs) in telemedicine is presented. Applications sharing, a new feature of these systems, recently has allowed high-quality computer-supported collaborative work (CSCW). The video conferencing (VCing) equipment used was Intel ProShare 200 v2.0a. It is representative of other(More)
Data concerning smoking habits were derived from the first MONICA-Augsburg survey 1984/85 based on a random two stage cluster sample of the 25–64 year old population of the city of Augsburg and the two surrounding rural districts (n=5312). Data were gathered by a standardized interview. Response was 79%. Overall, about 36% of men and 18% of women are(More)
BACKGROUND The large differences in cardiovascular disease rates between Eastern and Western Europe have largely developed over the last few decades, and are only partly explained by classical risk factors. This study was set up to identify other potential determinants of these differences. METHODS This was an ecological study comparing random samples of(More)
As part of the MONICA project carried out in Augsburg, 1388 male and female subjects, aged 25 to 65 years, participated in a B-scan ultrasound examination of the carotid arteries. The segments of the carotid arteries examined on both sides of the neck were the A. carotis communis, the A. carotis interna, and A carotis externa. As a result plaques were found(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Myocardial infarction (MI) is the main single cause of death in adult populations. For the MONICA Augsburg population, MI-morbidity, mortality, and 28-day case fatality and their determinants were assessed by gender, and suggestions for an intensified acute care program were presented. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1985 to 1998, 13 499 25-(More)
Between 1985 and 1992 a significant decrease in rates of acute myocardial infarction (AMI; fatal and non fatal, including prehospital cardiac death) from 533 cases per 100,000 population of 455 cases was observed in the 25- to 74-year-old male study population (linear regression model: -13%, p < 0.01). In the corresponding female study population the AMI(More)