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European Journal of Epidemiology

Abimereki D Muzaale, Allan B Massie, Dorry L Segev
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March 24, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
Xiu Qiu, Jin-Hua Lu, Jian-Rong He, Kin-Bong Hubert Lam, Song-Ying Shen, Yong Guo, Ya-Shu Kuang, Ming-Yang Yuan, Lan Qiu, Nian-Nian Chen, Min-Shan Lu, Wei-Dong Li, Yan-Fei Xing, Feng-Juan Zhou, Suzanne Bartington, Kar Keung Cheng, Hui-Min Xia
The Born in Guangzhou Cohort Study (BIGCS) is a large-scale prospective observational study investigating the role of social, biological and environmental influences on pregnancy and child health and development in an urban setting in southern China. Pregnant women who reside in Guangzhou and who attend Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center (GWCMC) for antenatal care in early pregnancy (<20 weeks' gestation) are eligible for inclusion. Study recruitment commenced in February 2012, with an overall participation rate of 76...
March 20, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
Simone Kaucher, Valentina Leier, Andreas Deckert, Bernd Holleczek, Christa Meisinger, Volker Winkler, Heiko Becher
Resettlers (in German: (Spät-)Aussiedler) form one of the biggest migrant groups in Germany. It is known that migrants have different mortality patterns compared to the autochthon population. In this paper, we combined data from three resettler cohorts and examined differences in mortality from non-communicable diseases among resettlers in Germany and the German population. Furthermore, we investigated time trends of cause-specific mortality for 20 years of follow-up and compared it with the German mortality rates...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
Nadia Arshad, Trond Isaksen, John-Bjarne Hansen, Sigrid K Brækkan
Changes in the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) during the last two decades have not been extensively studied. Therefore, we studied time trends in the incidence rates (IRs) of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in a cohort of 26,855 subjects, aged 25-97 years, enrolled in the Tromsø study in 1994/1995. The subject were followed-up throughout 2012, and all symptomatic, objectively confirmed, incident VTEs were identified using multiple sources (hospital discharge-, radiology procedure- and autopsy registry) and validated by review of medical records...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
Harris Héritier, Danielle Vienneau, Maria Foraster, Ikenna Collins Eze, Emmanuel Schaffner, Laurie Thiesse, Franziska Rudzik, Manuel Habermacher, Micha Köpfli, Reto Pieren, Mark Brink, Christian Cajochen, Jean Marc Wunderli, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Martin Röösli
Most studies published to date consider single noise sources and the reported noise metrics are not informative about the peaking characteristics of the source under investigation. Our study focuses on the association between cardiovascular mortality in Switzerland and the three major transportation noise sources-road, railway and aircraft traffic-along with a novel noise metric termed intermittency ratio (IR), expressing the percentage contribution of individual noise events to the total noise energy from all sources above background levels...
March 9, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
Sandro Galea
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March 9, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
Olli S Miettinen
Professor Hofman, in his capacity as the Editor-in-Chief of this journal of "epidemiology," invited me to write an essay for it, given that I've been immersed in epidemiologic academia for a good half-century already. He thought that I likely would have something noteworthy to say, based on my personal experience, about the evolution of "epidemiology" in those decades past, and perhaps also in decades yet to come. In this response to Hofman's invitation I naturally focus on my experience with the research-and-teaching (R & T) that are the core business of epidemiologic academia...
March 8, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
Stine Kjaer Urhoj, Per Kragh Andersen, Laust Hvas Mortensen, George Davey Smith, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen
Advanced paternal age has been associated with a variety of rare conditions and diseases of great public health impact. An increased number of de novo point mutations in sperm with increasing age have been suggested as a mechanism, which would likely also affect fetal viability. We examined the association between paternal age and stillbirth rate in a large nationwide cohort. We identified all pregnancies in Denmark from 1994 to 2010 carried to a gestational age of at least 22 completed weeks (n = 944,031) as registered in national registers and linked to individual register data about the parents...
March 7, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
Oliver T Mytton, Marko Tainio, David Ogilvie, Jenna Panter, Linda Cobiac, James Woodcock
Physical activity can affect 'need' for healthcare both by reducing the incidence rate of some diseases and by increasing longevity (increasing the time lived at older ages when disease incidence is higher). However, it is common to consider only the first effect, which may overestimate any reduction in need for healthcare. We developed a hybrid micro-simulation lifetable model, which made allowance for both changes in longevity and risk of disease incidence, to estimate the effects of increases in physical activity (all adults meeting guidelines) on measures of healthcare need for diseases for which physical activity is protective...
March 3, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
Adela Brahimaj, Symen Ligthart, Mohsen Ghanbari, Mohammad Arfan Ikram, Albert Hofman, Oscar H Franco, Maryam Kavousi, Abbas Dehghan
The immune response involved in each phase of type 2 diabetes (T2D) development might be different. We aimed to identify novel inflammatory markers that predict progression from normoglycemia to pre-diabetes, incident T2D and insulin therapy. We used plasma levels of 26 inflammatory markers in 971 subjects from the Rotterdam Study. Among them 17 are novel and 9 previously studied. Cox regression models were built to perform survival analysis. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: During a follow-up of up to 14...
March 3, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
Dagfinn Aune, Abhijit Sen, Sabrina Schlesinger, Teresa Norat, Imre Janszky, Pål Romundstad, Serena Tonstad, Elio Riboli, Lars J Vatten
Different adiposity measures have been associated with increased risk of atrial fibrillation, however, results have previously only been summarized for BMI. We therefore conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies to clarify the association between different adiposity measures and risk of atrial fibrillation. PubMed and Embase databases were searched up to October 24th 2016. Summary relative risks (RRs) were calculated using random effects models. Twenty-nine unique prospective studies (32 publications) were included...
February 13, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
Hannes Holm, Katarina Nägga, Erik D Nilsson, Olle Melander, Lennart Minthon, Erasmus Bachus, Artur Fedorowski, Martin Magnusson
The role of blood pressure (BP) changes in dementia is debatable. We aimed to analyse how resting and postural BP changes relate to incident dementia over a long-term follow-up. In the prospective population-based Malmö Preventive Project, 18,240 study participants (mean age: 45 ± 7 years, 63% male) were examined between 1974 and 1992 with resting and standing BP measurement, and re-examined between 2002 and 2006 at mean age of 68 ± 6 years with resting BP. A total of 428 participants (2.3%) were diagnosed with dementia through Dec 31, 2009...
February 11, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
Sofiane Kab, Johan Spinosi, Laura Chaperon, Aline Dugravot, Archana Singh-Manoux, Frédéric Moisan, Alexis Elbaz
Most studies on pesticides and Parkinson's disease (PD) focused on occupational exposure in farmers. Whether non-occupational exposure is associated with PD has been little explored. We investigated the association between agricultural characteristics and PD incidence in a French nationwide ecologic study. We hypothesized that persons living in regions with agricultural activities involving more intensive pesticide use would be at higher risk. We identified incident PD cases from French National Health Insurance databases (2010-2012)...
February 9, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
Ludvig B Rinde, Birgit Småbrekke, Erin M Hald, Ellen E Brodin, Inger Njølstad, Ellisiv B Mathiesen, Maja-Lisa Løchen, Tom Wilsgaard, Sigrid K Brækkan, Anders Vik, John-Bjarne Hansen
The association between myocardial infarction (MI) and future risk of incident cancer is scarcely investigated. Therefore, we aimed to study the risk of cancer after a first time MI in a large cohort recruited from a general population. Participants in a large population-based study without a previous history of MI or cancer (n = 28,763) were included and followed from baseline to date of cancer, death, migration or study end. Crude incidence rates (IRs) and hazard ratios (HRs) for cancer after MI were calculated...
February 7, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
Tanja Poulain, Ronny Baber, Mandy Vogel, Diana Pietzner, Toralf Kirsten, Anne Jurkutat, Andreas Hiemisch, Anja Hilbert, Jürgen Kratzsch, Joachim Thiery, Michael Fuchs, Christian Hirsch, Franziska G Rauscher, Markus Loeffler, Antje Körner, Matthias Nüchter, Wieland Kiess
The LIFE Child study is a large population-based longitudinal childhood cohort study conducted in the city of Leipzig, Germany. As a part of LIFE, a research project conducted at the Leipzig Research Center for Civilization Diseases, it aims to monitor healthy child development from birth to adulthood and to understand the development of lifestyle diseases such as obesity. The study consists of three interrelated cohorts; the birth cohort, the health cohort, and the obesity cohort. Depending on age and cohort, the comprehensive study program comprises different medical, psychological, and sociodemographic assessments as well as the collection of biological samples...
January 31, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
Jan P Vandenbroucke
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January 24, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
Wei Xu, Huifu Wang, Yu Wan, Chenchen Tan, Jieqiong Li, Lan Tan, Jin-Tai Yu
It is widely believed that light-to-moderate alcohol intake may protect against dementia while excessive drinking may instead increase the risk. Nonetheless, these findings need cautious interpretations due to varying methodologies and lack of standard definition, which hindered our transferring into preventative practice. The objective of this study is to investigate the potential dose-response association between alcohol consumption and risk of dementia. A systematic search was conducted in electronic databases to identify relevant studies...
January 17, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
Marco Canevelli, Alessandro Blasimme, Matteo Cesari
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January 2, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
Sander Greenland
I present an overview of two methods controversies that are central to analysis and inference: That surrounding causal modeling as reflected in the "causal inference" movement, and that surrounding null bias in statistical methods as applied to causal questions. Human factors have expanded what might otherwise have been narrow technical discussions into broad philosophical debates. There seem to be misconceptions about the requirements and capabilities of formal methods, especially in notions that certain assumptions or models (such as potential-outcome models) are necessary or sufficient for valid inference...
January 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
Anders Ahlbom
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January 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
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