Karl E. Bergmann

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To investigate the trend in the prevalence of neonatal macrosomia and to evaluate the influences of potential determinants, key features of 206 308 hospital deliveries (97% of all) in Berlin in the years 1993-99, collected by the Berlin Medical Board, were analysed using SPSS 10.0. After exclusion of multiple births and preterm infants, there was a(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence and evaluate the most important risk factors for early postpartum anemia. STUDY DESIGN The perinatal process data of 43,807 women delivering between 1993 and 2008 (90.1% of all deliveries) in the largest university obstetric department in Germany were analyzed, and the associations of Hb<8 g/dl with maternal(More)
Die aktuelle epidemiologische Datenlage zur Gesundheit von Kindern und Jugendlichen offenbart die Notwendigkeit einer repräsentativen Gesundheitserhebung für die 0- bis 17-Jährigen. Ein über mehrere Jahre entwickeltes Konzept für einen Kinder- und Jugendgesundheitssurvey wurde in einer einjährigen Pilotphase mit 1630 Kindern und Jugendlichen getestet. Die(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The supply of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6omega-3), important for fetal/infant neurodevelopment, depends on the maternal fatty acid (FA) status, which may be marginal in central Europe. Therefore, we investigated the effect of a daily vitamin/mineral supplement with and without 200 mg DHA from mid-pregnancy through lactation on the DHA(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and risk factors of iron deficiency in pregnancy, since iron supplements are not routine in Germany. STUDY DESIGN Soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR), ferritin, hemoglobin (Hb), C-reactive protein (CRP) and leucocyte counts were determined in venous blood samples of 378 women before delivery; 191 of them filled in a(More)
We compared growth of infants whose mothers either did or did not receive docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements during pregnancy and lactation. At 21 weeks' gestation, 144 women were enrolled into a randomized, double-blind clinical trial receiving: (1) a basic supplement consisting of vitamins and minerals (BS), or (2) BS plus 4.5 g fructooligosaccharide(More)
BACKGROUND The occurrence of allergic multimorbidity (coexistence of asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema) has not been evaluated longitudinally from early childhood up to adulthood in a population-based study sample. We aimed to determine the prevalence of allergic multimorbidity up to age 20 stratified by parental allergies and sex/gender using extensive(More)
Fetuses and breastfed children depend on the maternal docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supply, which might have long-lasting consequences. We studied the growth of 6-year-old children whose mothers received supplemental DHA from midpregnancy to 3 months after delivery. One hundred and forty-four pregnant women had been randomized to receive one of three(More)
Im Rahmen des bundesweiten Kinder- und Jugendgesundheitssurveys (KiGGS) wurden bei 17.641 Jungen und Mädchen eine Reihe anthropometrischer Messgrößen standardisiert erhoben. Für den kompletten Altersbereich (0–17 Jahre) wurden hierzu Körpergröße und Körpergewicht, Kopfumfang und Oberarmlänge sowie 2 Hautfaltendicken (Trizeps, Subscapula) ermittelt; ab dem(More)
BACKGROUND A novel non-invasive asthma prediction tool from the Leicester Cohort, UK, forecasts asthma at age 8 years based on 10 predictors assessed in early childhood, including current respiratory symptoms, eczema, and parental history of asthma. OBJECTIVE We aimed to externally validate the proposed asthma prediction method in a German birth cohort.(More)