Marie Henrike Geisel

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Aim. Dental biofilms play a major role in the pathogenesis of many dental diseases. In this study, we evaluated the synergistic effect of atmospheric pressure plasma and different agents in dentistry on the reduction of biofilms. Methods and Results. We used monospecies (S. mutans) and multispecies dental biofilm models grown on titanium discs in vitro.(More)
Carotid intima media thickness (cIMT) is a marker for subclinical atherosclerosis. The most recent genome-wide association meta-analysis (GWAMA) from the CHARGE consortium identified four genomic regions showing either significant (ZHX2, APOC1, PINX1) or suggestive evidence (SLC17A4) for an association. Here we assess these four cIMT loci in a pooled(More)
Malignant melanoma has become a major growing interdisciplinary problem in public health worldwide. Sentinel lymph node excision (SLNE) in conjunction with preoperative SPECT/CT is considered the most sensitive and specific staging test for the detection of micrometastatic melanoma in regional lymph nodes. Among patients with clinically lymph node-negative(More)
Importance The role of coronary artery calcium (CAC) testing for guiding preventive strategies among women at low cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk based on the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association CVD prevention guidelines is unclear. Objective To assess the potential utility of CAC testing for CVD risk estimation and(More)
A B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) threshold of 100 pg/ml is used in practice for identification of heart failure, but data about the “normal” distribution of BNP in a large population in primary prevention are rare. We aimed to characterize the BNP distribution in a healthy subset of a population-based cohort and to evaluate the association of elevated BNP(More)
BACKGROUND Echocardiography based data suggests that left atrial (LA) size is associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Once non-contrast cardiac CT is performed for prevention purposes, information on the LA is readily available. We aimed to determine whether LA area from non-contrast cardiac CT is associated with incident major(More)
BACKGROUND Left atrial (LA) size is associated with cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. Once cardiac computed tomography (CT) is performed, information on LA size is readily available without additional contrast media or radiation exposure. PURPOSE To determine the association of CT-derived LA area and body surface area-adjusted (BSA) LA index with(More)
Periodontitis is a multi-microbial oral infection with high prevalence among adults. Putative oral pathogens are commonly found in periodontally diseased individuals. However, these organisms can be also detected in the oral cavity of healthy subjects. This leads to the hypothesis, that alterations in the proportion of these organisms relative to the total(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between LV size as determined by non-contrast enhanced cardiac CT with incident cardiovascular disease in the general population free of clinical cardiovascular disease. METHODS LV axial area was quantified from non-contrast CT in axial, end-diastolic images at a mid-ventricular slice in participants from the(More)
Combinations of analgesics with caffeine have been discussed as bearing a risk for headache chronicity. We investigated whether aspirin with caffeine (ASA+) increases headache frequency compared with aspirin alone in migraine, tension-type headache (TTH), and migraine + TTH (MigTTH). The population-based German Headache Consortium Study, which included(More)