Christian Wiessner

Christian Wiessner
University Medical Center Hamburg - Eppendorf · Department of Medical Biometry and Epidemiology

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Background and aims The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence and correlates of indicators consistent with Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder (CSBD)—defined and operationalized according to the ICD-11 guidelines—in a large ( n = 4,633; 50.5% male; 49,5% female) probability-based German national sample. Methods Participants were aske...
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Purpose The objective of this study was to determine the influence of postanesthesia care unit (PACU) delirium on self-reported cognitive function and perceived health status 3 months after surgery. Methods This prospective observational cohort study was performed in a PACU at a high-volume prostate cancer center. We used a convenience sample of p...
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Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic had numerous consequences for general, mental and sexual health. As gender differences in sexual compulsivity (SC) have been reported in the past and SC has been connected to adverse events and psychological distress, the current study aims at investigating associations between these factors in the context of cont...
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Background: Against the backdrop of rising STI incidence among the heterosexual population, sexually active single people are at particularly high STI transmission risk. Gaining insight into circumstances related to condoms non-use in this population is therefore important for developing effective health interventions. Methods: The nationally-repre...
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Background Sexual dysfunction and heavy substance use (alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis) play an important role in the development of depression, while frequent substance use affects sexual dysfunction. Aim This study aimed to investigate the association between sexual dysfunction and depression among German adults in a nationally representative sam...
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Background: Men who pay for sex (MPS) are a vulnerable bridging population for spreading sexually transmitted infections (STI). However, their prevalence and sexual health are unknown in Germany. Methods: We analyzed data from 2336 men aged 18-75 years resident in Germany who completed the German Health and Sexuality Survey (GeSiD), a population...
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Across European countries, there have been large differences in COVID-19 case fatality risk (CFR) estimates, and considerable variation in these estimates over time. CFR estimates vary depending on both the method used for estimation and country-specific characteristics. While crude methods simply use cumulative total numbers of cases and deaths, t...
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Introduction Migration background is an important predisposing characteristic of health service use (HSU). In this cross-sectional survey, we aim to explore the association between migration background and HSU in the context of sexual health. Methods In a population-representative sample of 4,955 persons from all German federal states (data collec...
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Background Global migration trends have led to a more diverse population in health care services everywhere, which in turn has set off a paradigm shift away from medical paternalism toward more patient autonomy. Consequently, physicians need to provide a more precise patient-centred healthcare. Professional interpreting appears to play a crucial pa...
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Closeness, in the sense of inclusion of other in the self, has been found to be an important factor for relationship well-being, satisfaction and pair-bonding. In the past ten years, the self-expansion theory has also been incorporated into sex research, although studies are still very scarce and not without limitations. The present research aimed...
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Even though several SARS-CoV-2 vaccines have shown high effectiveness in the prevention of COVID-19 in healthy subjects, vaccination response in patients with plasma-cell-related disorders (PCD) remains widely unknown. Here, we report on an analysis describing the serological response after prime-boost SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in PCD patients, as com...
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Introduction: Up to now,reliable results regarding the efficacy of anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in patients with multiple myeloma (MM), especially under current myeloma-directed therapy, are scarcely available. Here, we report an analysis describing the level of post-vaccination antibody titers after the 1 stand 2 ndanti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination dependin...
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Until 2020, there was no representative sex survey for Germany with published data. The GeSiD study “Health and Sexuality in Germany” is the first nationwide, representative sex survey. The aim of this paper is to provide a brief introduction to the German health and sexuality (GeSiD) survey.A total of 4955 persons (2336 men, 2619 women) aged 18–75...
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Background Current research examining sexual aggression against males is rare and representative studies often do not sufficiently differentiate between male and female affected persons, male and female offending person, as well as between different types of sexual aggression. Objective We investigated the prevalence of sexual aggression against m...
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Knowledge on etiological and risk factors of genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder, formerly classified as dyspareunia and vaginismus, is limited. The Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis (OPD) system offers a valuable basis for developmental considerations, and has not yet been used to research sexual pain difficulties in women. We conducted...
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Although online pornography use appears to be a mainstream activity, there is little information, particularly outside of the USA, about how consumers perceive its impact on their sexuality. Considering increasing concerns about pornography use, this lack of evidence has sociocultural and clinical ramifications - especially because the recently pro...
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Zusammenfassung Hintergrund Sexuell übertragbare Infektionen (STI) sind ein relevanter Risikofaktor für die sexuelle Gesundheit des Einzelnen und der Bevölkerung. Für eine zielgruppenspezifische Präventionsarbeit ist der Wissensstand zu STI in verschiedenen Bevölkerungsgruppen daher von besonderem Interesse. Ziel Ziel der vorliegenden Arbeit ist...
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Abstract Objective: Audio-visual interventions have been used to provide relevant patient information to reduce preoperative anxiety in children. The aim of the study was to investigate whether selfreported state anxiety in children could be reduced by presenting a child-friendly educational video on the day of surgery. Methods: A prospective, sing...
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The German Health and Sexuality Survey (GeSiD) was carried out in 2018/2019 to provide up-to-date measures of sexual behavior, sexual attitudes and sexual lifestyles of the adult population. We describe the methods used in GeSiD which surveyed the general population in Germany aged 18–75 years (with oversampling of younger adults aged 18–35 years)....
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Neonatal passive immunity, derived from transplacental transfer of IgG antibodies from mother to fetus during pregnancy, can mitigate the risk for severe infections in the early postnatal period. Understanding the placenta as the gateway organ in this process, we aimed to evaluate the influence of specific factors modulating the transplacental IgG...
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Background: The fetal adrenal gland receives rising awareness as a predictor of spontaneous preterm birth. We hereby provide longitudinal growth assessments of the fetal adrenal gland in a low risk population with an additional focus on trajectories in fetuses born preterm. Methods: Fetal adrenal gland was assessed via transabdominal ultrasound...
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Background: The 11th edition of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) is due to come into force in 2022. The goal of the present partial evaluation of the GeSiD study findings is to provide the first ever estimate of the prevalence of different types of sexual dysfunction in Germany as defined by the diagnostic guidelin...
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Background: European countries report large differences in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case fatality risk (CFR). CFR estimates depend on demographic characteristics of the cases, time lags between reporting of infections and deaths and infrastructural characteristics, such as healthcare and surveillance capacities. Methods: We used publicly avai...
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European countries report large differences in COVID-19 case fatality risk (CFR) and high variation over the year. CFR estimates may both depend on the method used for estimation and of country-specific characteristics. While crude methods simply use cumulative total numbers of cases and deaths, the CFR can be influenced by the demographic characte...
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Background Persons with a migration background (PmM) as a population group usually differ from the autochthonous population in terms of morbidity, mortality, and use of the health care system, but they participate less frequently in health studies. The PmM group is very heterogeneous, which has hardly been taken into account in studies so far. Obj...
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Introduction: A major goal in living donor kidney transplantation is to reduce the physical burden for the donor. Key-hole surgery for donor nephrectomy is a safe procedure, but concerns regarding donor safety during the learning phase might be the reason for surgeons' reluctance to change to a minimal invasive approach. Material and methods: We...
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Background: Paracetamol is the first choice for antipyretic or analgesic treatment throughout pregnancy. Products with Paracetamol are readily available over the counter and therefore easily accessible for self-medication. Epidemiological data on Paracetamol intake pattern during pregnancy and its potential immunological effects are sparse. We aim...
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Spatial variation is assumed in association of health behavior and health outcomes, due to spatial differences in land use, Infrastructure, economic clustering, income sources, and topographic differences. Using geographically weighted regression (GWR) as a new method to consider the spatial location of observations within a regression model.

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