David Groneberg

David Groneberg
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main ·  Institut für Arbeits-, Sozial- und Umweltmedizin

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Introduction
David Groneberg is a full professor of medicine. He is chairman of the Institute of Occupational Medicine, Social Medicine & Environmental Medicine, Goethe University Frankfurt. Coming from the field of thoracic medicine, he started his research career focusing on cellular aspects of airway diseases. After promotion to the position of Chair of the Institute of Occupational Medicine at the Charité in Berlin, his focus shifted to aspects of occupational medicine, social medicine and environmental medicine. He is currently co-leading several research units at his institute together with experienced senior clinical and basic scientists which encompass i.e. health systems and policy research, tropical medicine and public health, air quality research, and sports medicine/prevention.
Additional affiliations
October 2010 - present
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Position
  • CEO
June 2007 - September 2010
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Position
  • CEO
February 2006 - May 2007
Hannover Medical School
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Description
  • From 2006 to 2007 I was professor at the department of pneumology (Chair: Tobias Welte) and focussed on molecular aspects of chest diseases.
Education
October 1993 - May 2000
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Field of study
  • Medicine and Philosophy

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Publications (1,023)
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The causative agent of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), which affected over 8000 individuals worldwide and was responsible for over 700 deaths in the 2002-2003 outbreak, is a coronavirus that was unknown before the outbreak. Although many different treatments were used during the outbreak, none were implemented in a controlled fashion. Thu...
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Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a new infectious disease caused by a novel coronavirus that leads to deleterious pulmonary pathological features. Due to its high morbidity and mortality and widespread occurrence, SARS has evolved as an important respiratory disease which may be encountered everywhere in the world. The virus was identifi...
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Abstract Measures aiming at containing the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) include isolation, social distancing, and quarantine. Quarantine and other lockdown instruments show promise in reducing the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths. It is reasonable to assume that lockdown leads to reduced levels of physical activity in the general pop...
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Purpose: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) poses major challenges to health-care systems worldwide. This pandemic demonstrates the importance of timely access to intensive care and, therefore, this study aims to explore the accessibility of intensive care beds in 14 European countries and its impact on the COVID-19 case fatality ratio (CFR)....
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is induced by SARS-CoV-2 and may arise as a variety of clinical manifestations, ranging from an asymptomatic condition to a life-threatening disease associated with cytokine storm, multiorgan and respiratory failure. The molecular mechanism behind such variability is still under investigation. Several pieces of e...
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Maintaining the health of the musculoskeletal system in movement-associated professions, such as dance teachers, is of great importance for a long-lasting professional practice. The aim of this study was to record work-related musculoskeletal disorders and the causes of these disorders for dance teachers in Germany. Using a retrospective cross-sect...
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Introduction: The aim of the present study was to analyze the influence of different music genres, three modulated noises and a pink noise on the heart rate (HR) and to compare between young healthy adults (YA), elderly healthy adults was (EA) and patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Furthermore, a sound condition comparison for each group was c...
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In order to classify and analyze the parameters of upper body posture in clinical or physiotherapeutic settings, a baseline in the form of standard values with special regard to age, sex and BMI is required. Thus, subjectively healthy men and women aged 21–60 years were measured in this project. The postural parameters of 800 symptom-free male (n =...
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Objectives: The range of motion (ROM) of the cervical spine and postural stability are important for an economical and motorically adequate adaptation of the body to any situation. Therefore, this study aims to analyze whether these two components of postural and movement control can be influenced by means of a splint in a centric position compare...
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The COVID-19 pandemic exemplified the importance of research on personal protective equipment. In specific, understanding how effective surgical masks or particulate filter respirators are at reducing the transmission of infectious diseases has suddenly become one of the most pressing issues for legislators, regulators, and everyday life. However,...
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Introduction: For dental professionals, musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are common health hazards and resistance training programmes have been promising approaches in the quest for a reduction in the pain intensity of these professionals. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to investigate the effect of a trunk-oriented 10-week resistance t...
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Background Unlike most other commodities, rare earth elements (REEs) are part of a wide range of applications needed for daily life all over the world. These applications range from cell phones to electric vehicles to wind turbines. They are often declared as part of “green technology” and, therefore, often called “green elements”. However, their p...
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Background Many countries have restricted public life in order to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2). As a side effect of related measures, physical activity (PA) levels may have decreased. Objective We aimed (1) to quantify changes in PA and (2) to identify variables potentially predicting PA reductions. Methods A systematic...
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Background: In order to determine possible pathological deviations in body weight distribution and body sway, it is helpful to have reference values for comparison: gender and age are two main influencing factors. For this reason, it was the aim of the present study to present reference values for women between 51 and 60 years of age. Methods: For...
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Objective To explore the association of physical activity (PA) with musculoskeletal pain (MSK pain). Design Cross-sectional study Setting 14 countries (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and the USA). Participants Individuals aged 18 or older. Primar...
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PURPOSE: During the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany a lockdown including the closure of all physical activity (PA) facilities was in place from November 2020 until April 2021. The use of online exercise classes (OEC) was encouraged by many health and PA organizations to compensate for the loss of organized PA opportunities. The aim...
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Background The spread of ticks has also led to the emergence of regional, previously unknown tick-borne diseases (TBDs) that pose an immediate threat to public health systems worldwide. People who spend time or work outdoors are at risk without closer awareness of regional exposures. That is especially true for tourists, who very easily come into c...
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Background Particulate matter (PM) emission caused by tobacco combustion leads to severe health burdens worldwide. Second-hand smoke exposure is extraordinarily high in enclosed spaces (e.g., indoor rooms, car cabins) and poses a particular threat to the health of vulnerable individuals (e.g., children, elderly, etc.). This study aimed to establish...
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Background: Working in forced postures and standing continuously can be classified as straining the musculoskeletal system. Objective: Since such postures are frequently used in hospital canteen kitchens, we used kinematic analysis to determine the working postures of canteen kitchen staff. Methods: In this study, the daily work routine of 18...
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Background In order to reduce the risk of infection with Sars-Cov-2, work practices have been shifted to the home office in many industries. The first surveys concerning this shift indicate an increase in musculoskeletal complaints of many employees. The aim of this study was to compare the ergonomic risk in the upper extremities and trunk of worki...
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Background: Rehabilitation success and recurrence risk in patients with high-grade, chronic low back pain are affected by multiple and interrelated determinants. We aimed to identify these determinants by means of machine learning strategies. Methods: The sample consisted of the claims data of members of the German pension fund, the DRV (2012-2019;...
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Due to ongoing demographic changes, the need for care is increasing in Germany. The number of outpatient care services is also rising, and with it, the number of employees in outpatient care, who are also continuously becoming older. Workplace health promotion (WHP) becomes relevant in this context, as it can reduce negative strain reactions and pr...
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Mask induced airway resistance and carbon dioxide rebreathing is discussed to impact gas exchange and to induce discomfort and impairments in cognitive performance. N = 23 healthy humans (13 females, 10 males; 23.5 ± 2.1 years) participated in this randomized crossover trial (3 arms, 48-h washout periods). During interventions participants wore eit...
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The broad-spectrum insecticides in the neonicotinoid group are the most widely used worldwide because of their widely recognized advantages in the mode of action. Therefore, their use is growing on a large scale and, moreover, is often used preventively without considering the ecological impact. Studies demonstrated harmful effects on non-target or...
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Introduction: The incidence of diarrhea, a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in low-income countries such as Nepal, is temperature-sensitive, suggesting it could be associated with climate change. With climate change fueled increases in the mean and variability of temperature and precipitation, the incidence of water and food-borne diseases...
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Private-label cigarettes are cigarettes that belong to the retailer itself. Private-label cigarettes from discounters or supermarkets are cheaper than brand-name cigarettes, and their lower price has allowed them to garner an ever-increasing share of the tobacco product market, especially among lower socioeconomic groups. Particulate matter (PM), a...
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Background Since 2006, Nepal has experienced frequent Dengue fever (DF) outbreaks. Up to now, there have been no knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) studies carried out on DF in Nepal that have included qualitative in-depth and quantitative data. Thus, we aimed to explore and compare the KAP of people residing in the lowland (< 1500 m) and highl...
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Objectives Motor function has been demonstrated to be weakly predictive for the occurrence of muscle injury in team sports. This study examined the value of non-motor prognostic factors in elite football (soccer). Design Retrospective cohort study. Setting Analysis of a public data register (Transfermarkt.com). Participants 1148 players of 38 Ge...
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Comparative values are essential for the classification of orthopedic abnormalities and the assessment of a necessary therapy. At present, reference values for the upper body posture for healthy, male adults exist for the age groups of 18–35, 31–40 and 41–50 years. However, corresponding data on the decade of 51 to 60 year-old healthy men are still...
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Background Driven by globalization, urbanization and climate change, the distribution range of invasive vector species has expanded to previously colder ecoregions. To reduce health-threatening impacts on humans, insect vectors are extensively studied. Population genomics can reveal the genomic basis of adaptation and help to identify emerging tren...
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Background Due to exposure to potentially infectious aerosols during treatments, the dental personnel is considered being at high risk for aerosol transmitted diseases like COVID-19. The aim of this study was to evaluate aerosol exposure during different dental treatments as well as the efficacy of dental suction to reduce aerosol spreading. Metho...
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Particulate matter emitted during autopsies can serve as a vector for numerous viruses or bacteria and can lead to infections. Reducing the exposure of those particles in indoor working environments is, therefore, an important issue. To assess the health risk for employees in forensic medicine, we measure particulate matter in the ambient air durin...
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Globally, air pollution and, by association, particulate matter (PM) is responsible for more than seven million premature deaths per year.¹ In a recent study, very high PM emissions were ascertained by Indonesian Kretek cigarettes.² Apart from that, little research exists on PM levels in secondhand smoke from country-specific cigarettes from the So...
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Background After nearly a quarter-century of declining poverty, the numbers are rising again significantly. This is due not only to effects of climate change but also to the COVID-19 pandemics and armed conflict. Combined with the enormous health impacts, that will cause misery and health care costs worldwide. Therefore, this study provides backgro...
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Objective: This study aimed to determine population-based prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its associated factors in Nepal. Study design: The study was a nationwide population-based cross-sectional study. Setting and participants: Cross-sectional survey conducted in a nationally representative sample of 12 109 Nepalese adult from...
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Background The prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders is high in oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OS) due to their static and contorted working positions. Hence, the aim of this study was to conduct posture analyses in this specific group of dental professionals using the Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA). Methods In total, 15 (12 m/3 f) OS part...
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Zusammenfassung Hintergrund Dehntrainings sind eine Maßnahme der betrieblichen Gesundheitsförderung (BGF) für Büroangestellte zur Prävention von muskuloskeletalen Erkrankungen (MSE). Sie können zu Beweglichkeitszuwächsen führen und auf psychischer Ebene entspannen. Ziel der Studie war es, ein standardisiertes und individualisiertes Dehntraining am...
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Zusammenfassung Radon ist ein ubiquitär im Erdmantel sowie in der Luft und im Wasser vorkommendes radioaktives Edelgas. Obwohl die mit der Exposition assoziierten Erkrankungen seit dem Mittelalter bekannt waren, ist eine kausale Zuordnung von Agens und Krankheit erst in der Mitte des letzten Jahrhunderts gelungen. Durch die physikalischen Eigenscha...
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Background The proportion of women in medicine, especially in pediatrics, is noticeably increasing. Yet, leadership positions are predominantly occupied by men. Methods Academic authorships of 156,642 pediatric original research articles were analyzed with regard to gender disparities. The evaluation included the proportion of female authorships (...
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Germany experienced a 6-month second lockdown (November 2020-April 2021) during the COVID-19 pandemic, which included the closure of all physical activity (PA) facilities. The use of online exercise classes (OECs) was promoted by public health and exercise organizations. Using the present cross-sectional online survey, we assess the use of and opin...
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Background Mental comorbidity plays an increasingly important role in determining the specific rehabilitation needs of patients in Germany in the context of other personal, social and occupational factors. In order to make the DRV’s list of criteria more meaningful when assigning patients to one type of rehabilitation, this retrospective analysis i...
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Background: In general, the prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) in dentistry is high, and dental assistants (DA) are even more affected than dentists (D). Furthermore, differentiations between the fields of dental specialization (e.g., general dentistry, endodontology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, or orthodontics) are ra...
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Cervical cancer has caused substantial morbidity and mortality for millions of women over the past decades. While enormous progress has been made in diagnosis, prevention and therapy, the disease is still fatal for many women—especially in low-income countries. Since no detailed studies are available on the worldwide research landscape, we here inv...
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Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, outpatient nurses have been exposed to a double burden of already known occupational and new pandemic-related stressors. Recent studies suggest that increased pandemic-related stress can affect mental health and promote the development of negative mental health outcomes for nurses. This includes a decrea...
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Background In order to classify and analyze the parameters of upper body posture, a baseline in the form of standard values is demanded. To this date, standard values have only been published for healthy men aged 18–35 and 41–50 years. Data for male adults aged between 31 and 40 years are lacking. Methods The postural parameters of 101 symptom-fre...
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Background: Protection against airborne infection is currently, due to the COVID-19-associated restrictions, ubiquitously applied during public transport use, work and leisure time. Increased carbon dioxide re-inhalation and breathing resistance may result thereof and, in turn, may negatively impact metabolism and performance. Objectives: To deduce...
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Citation: Füzéki, E.; Schröder, J.; Reer, R.; Groneberg, D.A.; Banzer, W. Abstract: In the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany, lockdown measures were reinstalled and were in place between November 2020 and April 2021, including the closure of physical activity facilities. The aim of the current online survey was to assess the lockdown...
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Musculoskeletal disorders of the trunk and neck are common among cleaners. Vacuum cleaning is a demanding activity. The aim of this study was to present the movement profile of the trunk and neck during habitual vacuuming. The data were collected from 31 subjects (21f./10 m) using a 3D motion analysis system (Xsens). 10 cycles were analysed in vacu...
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Introduction: In Indonesia, smoking is widespread. The same applies to second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure. More than 90% of Indonesian smokers smoke clove cigarettes, so-called Kreteks. They often contain more tar and nicotine than conventional cigarettes, but little is known about particulate matter (PM) emissions. In smokers' homes, SHS is the mai...
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Musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) is already prevalent in dental students despite their young age and the short duration of dental practice. The current findings state that the causes of MSD are related to posture during dental work. This study aims to investigate the ergonomic risk of dental students. In order to analyze the ergonomic risk of dental...
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When the inventory is arranged in a dental practice, a distinction can be made between four different dental workplace concepts (DWCs). Since the prevalence of musculoskeletal diseases in dental professionals is very high, preventive solution need to be investigated. As the conventionally used DWCs have, to date, never been studied in terms of thei...
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Background: Dentists (Ds) and dental assistants (DAs) have a high lifetime prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). In this context, it is assumed that they have an increased intake of substances such as pain medication. Currently, there exist no data on the use of medication among Ds and DAs with MSDs in Germany. Methods: The online questio...
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Objective: To investigate acute effects of a single bout of football specific neuromuscular injury preventive warm-up on potential anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) re-injury risk factors during anticipated and unanticipated jump-landings. Design: Crossover. Methods: Fourteen participants (mean ± SD age, 23.4 ± 4.1 years) 6-24 months after ACL recon...
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Background The aim of this pilot study was to analyze the work of neurologists regarding static posture (> 4 s) and to identify awkward postures. Methods A total of 9 neurologists (assistant physicians; 3 male, 6 female) participated in this study. Kinematic data were collected using the computer-assisted acquisition and long-term analysis of musc...
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COVID-19 containment efforts in most countries included temporary closure of all non-essential services, such as sports and exercise facilities. Also in Germany, sports clubs (SC) had to close for about 2 months starting mid-March 2020. The aim of the present study was to assess what alternatives German SC developed to in-person exercise classes an...
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Climate change and variability affect virtually everyone and every region of the world but the effects are nowhere more prominent than in mountain regions and people living therein. The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is a vast expanse encompassing 18% of the world’s mountainous area. Sprawling over 4.3 million km2, the HKH region occupies areas...
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Objective To compare the effects of pre-planned and unplanned movement tasks on knee biomechanics in uninjured individuals. Design Systematic review with meta-analysis. Data sources Five databases (PubMed, Google Scholar, Cochrane Library, ScienceDirect and Web of Science) were searched from inception to November 2020. Cross-sectional, (randomise...