NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). Trends in adult body-mass index in 200 countries from 1975 to 2014: a pooled analysis of 1698 population-based measurement studies with 19·2 million participants.
Lancet. 2016 Apr 2;387(10026):1377-96.

Joshi AD, Andersson C, Buch S, Stender S, Noordam R, Weng LC, Weeke PE, Auer PL, Boehm B, Chen C, Choi H, Curhan G, Denny JC, De Vivo I, Eicher JD, Ellinghaus D, Folsom AR, Fuchs C, Gala M, Haessler J, Hofman A, Hu F, Hunter DJ, Janssen HL, Kang JH, Kooperberg C, Kraft P, Kratzer W, Lieb W, Lutsey PL, Murad SD, Nordestgaard BG, Pasquale LR, Reiner AP, Ridker PM, Rimm E, Rose LM, Shaffer CM, Schafmayer C, Tamimi RM, Uitterlinden AG, Völker U, Völzke H, Wakabayashi Y, Wiggs JL, Zhu J, Roden DM, Stricker BH, Tang W, Teumer A, Hampe J, Tybjærg-Hansen A, Chasman DI, Chan AT, Johnson AD.
Four Susceptibility Loci for Gallstone Disease Identified in a Meta-analysis of Genome-wide Association Studies.
Gastroenterology. 2016 Apr 16.

Friedrich-Rust M, Vorlaender C, Dietrich CF, Kratzer W, Blank W, Schuler A, Broja N, Cui XW, Herrmann E, Bojunga J.
Evaluation of Strain Elastography for Differentiation of Thyroid Nodules: Results of a Prospective DEGUM Multicenter Study.
Ultraschall Med. 2016 Jun;37(3):262-270

NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC).
Worldwide trends in diabetes since 1980: a pooled analysis of 751 population-based studies with 4.4 million participants.
Lancet. 2016 Apr 9;387(10027):1513-30

Proposal of a computed tomography classification for hepatic alveolar echinococcosis
Tilmann Gräter, Wolfgang Kratzer, Sümeyra Öztürk, Mark M Hänle, Richard A Mason, Andreas Hillenbrand, Thomas Kull, Thomas FE Barth, Peter Kern, Beate Grüner.
WJG. 2016 Apr 9;387(10027):1513-30.

Behandlungssituation HIV-positiver Patienten in Zahnarztpraxen
Akarsu M, Kratzer W, Geibel MA, Usadel S, Ulmer A, Härter G, Grüner B.
ZWR. 2016;125: 6-12

Stumpf S, Jaeger H, Graeter T, Oeztuerk S, Schmidberger J, Haenle MM, Kratzer W; Elasto-Study Group Ulm.
Influence of age, sex, body mass index, alcohol, and smoking on shear wave velocity (p-SWE) of the pancreas.
Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 Feb 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Thyroid dysfunction and hepatic steatosis in overwight children and adolescents.
Tanja EM Kaltenbach, Tilmann Gräter, Sümeyra Öztürk, Daniela Holzner, Wolfgang Kratzer, Martin Wabitsch, Christian Denzer.
Pediatric Obesity. 2016 Feb 14.

Comparison of Two High-End Ultrasound Systems for Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Quantification of Mural Microvascularity in Crohn's Disease.
Zink F, Kratzer W, Schmidt S, Oeztuerk S, Mason RA, Porzner M, Klaus J, Haenle MM, Graeter T.
Ultraschall Med. 2016 Feb;37(1):74-81.

Kaltenbach TE, Engler P, Kratzer W, Oeztuerk S, Seufferlein T, Haenle MM, Graeter T.
Prevalence of benign focal liver lesions: ultrasound investigation of 45,319 hospital patients.
Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 Jan;41(1):25-32.



Wolfgang Kratzer, Mark M. Hänle, Tanja Kaltenbach.
Gastroenterologie up2date 2015; 11(03): 199-213

Comparison of Acoustic Structure Quantification (ASQ), shearwave elastography and histology in patients with diffuse hepatopathies.
Jan Keller, Tanja EM Kaltenbach, Mark M Haenle, Suemeyra Oeztuerk, Tilmann Graeter, Richard A Mason, Thomas Seufferlein, Wolfgang Kratzer.
BMC Med Imaging. 2015 Dec 3;15(1):58

Proposal of an ultrasonographic classification for hepatic alveolar echinococcosis (AE).
Wolfgang Kratzer, Beate Gruener, Tanja EM Kaltenbach, Sarina Ansari-Bitzenberger, Peter Kern, Michael Fuchs, Richard A Mason, Thomas FE Barth, Mark M Haenle, Andreas Hillenbrand, Suemeyra Oeztuerk, Tilmann Graeter.
World J Gatroenter. 2015 Nov 21;21(43):12392-402

Coffee consumption and NAFLD: a community based study on 1223 subjects.
Graeter T, Niedermayer PC, Mason RA, Oeztuerk S, Haenle MM, Koenig W, Boehm BO, Kratzer W; EMIL-Study group.
BMC Res Notes. 2015 Nov 3;8:640. doi: 10.1186/s13104-015-1645-3.

Prevalence of benign focal liver lesions: ultrasound investigation of 45,319 hospital patients.
Phillip Engler, Tanja Eva-Maria Kaltenbach, Wolfgang Kratzer, Suemeyra Oeztuerk, Richard Andrew Mason, Rene van Erp, Thomas Seufferlein, Mark Martin Hänle, Tilmann Gräter.
Abd Imaging. In press

Caliber of the Common Bile Duct: Effect of Cholecystectomy and Other Factors in a Ultrasonographic Study of 8,534 Patients.
Sina Wahl, Catharina Vonend, Wolfgang Kratzer, Stephan A. Schmidt, Suemeyra Oeztuerk, Mark M. Hänle, Richard A. Mason, Thomas Seufferlein and Tilmann Gräter.
Z Gastroenterol. 2015 Oct;53(10):1161-1166

The Influence of Age and Sex on Genetic Associations with Adult Body Size and Shape: A Large-Scale Genome-Wide Interaction Study.
PLoS Genet. 2015 Oct 1;11(10):e1005378.

Subclinical and clinical hypothyroidism and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a cross-sectional study of a random population sample aged 18 to 65 years.
Ludwig U, Holzner D, Denzer C, Greinert A, Haenle MM, Oeztuerk S, Koenig W, Boehm BO, Mason RA, Kratzer W, Graeter T; EMIL-Study.
BMC Endocr Disord. 2015 Aug 15;15:41. 

Parameters affecting different acoustic radiation force impulse applications in the diagnosis of fibrotic liver changes.
Galgenmueller S, Jaeger H, Kratzer W, Schmidt SA, Oeztuerk S, Haenle MM, Mason RA, Graeter T.
World J Gastroenterol. 2015 Jul 21;21(27):8425-32.

Effects of diabetes definition on global surveillance of diabetes prevalence and diagnosis: a pooled analysis of 96 population-based studies with 331,288 participants.
NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC).
Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2015 Aug;3(8):624-37.

Richter PJ, Holtfreter M, Orhun A, Müller-Stöver I, Kubitz R, Hillenbrand A, Kratzer W, Gräter T, Grüner B.
MMW Fortschr Med. 2015 Jun;157(12):56-63.

Hepatobiliary complications of alveolar echinococcosis: A long-term follow-up study.
Graeter T, Ehing F, Oeztuerk S, Mason RA, Haenle MM, Kratzer W, Seufferlein T, Gruener B.
World J Gastroenterol. 2015 Apr 28;21(16):4925-32.

A Nonclassical Monocyte Phenotype in Peripheral Blood is Associated with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Report from an EMIL Subcohort.
Wang Y, Oeztuerk S, Kratzer W, Boehm BO for the EMIL-Study Group.
Horm Metab Res. 2015 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Genetically determined height and coronary artery disease.
CARDIoGRAM+C4D Consortium.
N Engl J Med. 2015 Apr 23;372(17):1608-18.

Presence of fatty liver and the relationship between alcohol consumption and markers of inflammation.
Kächele M, Wolff S, Kratzer W, Haenle M, Homann J, Trischler G, Koenig W, Imhof A.
Mediators Inflamm. 2015;2015:278785.

Genetic studies of body mass index yield new insights for obesity biology.
Nature. 2015 Feb 12;518(7538):197-206

New genetic loci link adipose and insulin biology to body fat distribution.
Nature. 2015 Feb 12;518(7538):187-96.

Biological interpretation of genome-wide association studies using predicted gene functions.
Nat Commun. 2015 Jan 19;6:5890.

Determination of vitality of liver lesions by alveolar echinococcosis. Comparison of parametric contrast enhanced ultrasound (SonoVue®) with quantified 18F-FDG-PET-CT.
Kaltenbach TE, Graeter T, Mason RA, Kratzer W, Oeztuerk S, Haenle MM, Gruener B, Gottstein M.
Nuklearmedizin. 2015;54(1):43-9.

Influence of plasma cortisol and other laboratory parameters on nonalcoholic Fatty liver disease.
Hubel JM, Schmidt SA, Mason RA, Haenle MM, Oeztuerk S, Koenig W, Boehm BO, Kratzer W, Graeter T, Flechtner-Mors M; EMIL-Study Group.
Horm Metab Res. 2015 Jun;47(7):479-84.


Defining the role of common variation in the genomic and biological architecture of adult human height.
Nat Genet. 2014 Nov;46(11):1173-86

Safety and tolerability of agomelatine: focus on hepatotoxicity.
Gahr M, Kratzer W, Fuchs M, Connemann BJ.
Curr Drug Metab. 2014;15(7):694-702.

Diagnostics in cystic echinococcosis: serology versus ultrasonography.
Wuestenberg J, Gruener B, Oeztuerk S, Mason RA, Haenle MM, Graeter T, Akinli AS, Kern P, Kratzer W.
Turk J Gastroenterol. 2014 Aug;25(4):398-404

Sonographically measured suprailiac adipose tissue is a useful predictor of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in obese children and adolescents.
Schlieske C, Denzer C, Wabitsch M, Oeztuerk S, Mason RA, Thiere D, Kratzer W.
Pediatr Obes. 2015 Aug;10(4):260-6.

Development, External Validation, and Comparative Assessment of a New Diagnostic Score for Hepatic Steatosis.
Meffert PJ, Baumeister SE, Lerch MM, Mayerle J, Kratzer W, Völzke H.
Am J Gastroenterol. 2014Sep;109(9):1404-14.

Prevalence of risk factors for liver disease in a random population sample in southern Germany.
Huetter ML, Fuchs M, Hänle MM, Mason RA, Akinli AS, Imhof A, Kratzer W, Lorenz R; EMIL study group.
Z Gastroenterol. 2014 Jun;52(6):558-63.

Acoustic structure quantification (ASQ): a new tool in sonographic examination of liver lesions in hepatic alveolar echinococcosis.
Kaltenbach TEM, Gruener B, Akinli AS, Kratzer W, Oeztuerk S, Mason RA, Haenle MM, Graeter T
Journal of Medical Ultrasonics. 2014 October; 41(4):445-453.

Prevalence of sporadic renal angiomyolipoma: a retrospective analysis of 61,389 in- and out-patients.
Fittschen A, Wendlik I, Oeztuerk S, Kratzer W, Akinli AS, Haenle MM, Graeter T.
Abdom Imaging. 2014 Oct;39(5):1009-13.

Association of adiponectin with hepatic steatosis: a study of 1,349 subjects in a random population sample.
Flechtner-Mors M, George SN, Oeztuerk S, Haenle MM, Koenig W, Imhof A, Boehm BO, Graeter T, Mason RA, Kratzer W, Akinli AS; EMIL-Study group
BMC Res Notes. 2014 Apr;7:207

Assessment of liver size by ultrasonography.
Patzak M, Porzner M, Oeztuerk S, Mason RA, Wilhelm M, Graeter T, Kratzer W, Haenle MM, Akinli AS; and the EMIL Study Group.
J Clin Ultrasound. 2014 Sep;42(7):399-404.

Evaluation of genome-wide loci of iron metabolism in hereditary hemochromatosis identifies PCSK7 as a host risk factor of liver cirrhosis.
Stickel F, Buch S, Zoller H, Hultcrantz R, Gallati S, Osterreicher C, Finkenstedt A, Stadlmayr A, Aigner E, Sahinbegovic E, Sarrazin C, Schafmayer C, Braun F, Erhart W, Nothnagel M, Lerch MM, Mayerle J, Völzke H, Schaller A, Kratzer W, Boehm BO, Sipos B, D'Amato M, Torkvist L, Stal P, Arlt A, Franke A, Becker T, Krawczak M, Zwerina J, Berg T, Hinrichsen H, Krones E, Dejaco C, Strasser M, Datz C, Hampe J.
Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Jul;23(14):3883-90.

Fasting time and lipid parameters: association with hepatic steatosis - data from a random population sample.
Gruchot M, Graeter T, Oeztuerk S, Haenle MM, Koenig W, Imhof A, Boehm BO, Mason RA, Kratzer W, Akinli AS
Lipids in Health and Disease. 2014 Jan; 13:18

Associations of Fatty Liver Disease and Other Factors Affecting Serum SHBG Concentrations: A Population Based Study on 1657 Subjects.
Flechtner-Mors M, Schick A, Oeztuerk S, Haenle MM, Wilhelm M, Koenig W, Imhof  A, Boehm BO, Graeter T, Mason RA, Kratzer W, Akinli AS; and the EMIL-Study Group.
Horm Metab Res. 2014 Apr;46(4):287-93.



Are soft drink consumption and fatty liver in any way connected?
Hofmeister C, Haenle MM, Akinli AS, Oeztuerk S, Boehm BO, Mason RA, Kratzer W and the EMIL-Study group
Ernaehrungs Umschau international. 2013 Jun; 60(6): 82-88

Genetic and functional identification of the likely causative variant for cholesterol gallstone disease at the ABCG5/8 lithogenic locus.
von Kampen O, Buch S, Nothnagel M, Azocar L, Molina H, Brosch M, Erhart W, von Schönfels W, Egberts J, Seeger M, Arlt A, Balschun T, Franke A, Lerch MM, Mayerle J, Kratzer W, Boehm BO, Huse K, Schniewind B, Tiemann K, Jiang ZY, Han TQ, Mittal B, Srivastava A, Fenger M, Jørgensen T, Schirin-Sokhan R, Tönjes A, Wittenburg H, Stumvoll M, Kalthoff H, Lammert F, Tepel J, Puschel K, Becker T, Schreiber S, Platzer M, Völzke H, Krawczak M, Miquel JF, Schafmayer C, Hampe J.
Hepatology. 2013 Jun; 57(6):2407-2417

Prevalence of celiac disease in Germany: A prospective follow-up study.
Wolfgang Kratzer, Monika Kibele, Atilla Akinli, Marc Porzner, Bernhard O Boehm, Wolfgang Koenig, Suemeyra Oeztuerk, Richard A Mason, Ren Mao and Mark H Haenle.
World J Gastroenterol. 2013 May; 19(17):2612-2620

Non-Fatal and Fatal Liver Failure Associated with Valproic Acid.
Schmid MM, Freudenmann RW, Keller F, Connemann BJ, Hiemke C, Gahr M, Kratzer W, Fuchs M, Schönfeldt-Lecuona C.
Pharmacopsychiatry. 2013 Mar; 46(2):63-68

Association of proinsulin and hepatic steatosis in a random, population-based sample.
Wengert S, Oeztuerk S, Haenle MM, Koenig W, Imhof A, Boehm BO, Wilhelm M, Mao R, Mason RA,
Kratzer W.
Eur J Endocrinol. 2013 Jan; 168(2):195-202

Large-scale association analysis identifies new risk loci for coronary artery disease.
The CARDIoGRAMplusC4D Consortium.
Nat Genet. 2013 Jan; 45(1):25-33

Sonographically guided puncture of the pancreas: incidence of complications, and risk factors.
Mueller M, Mason RA, Kratzer W, Oeztuerk S, Haenle MM.
J Medical Ultrasonics 2013 Jan; 40(1):19-26



Percutaneous ultrasonographically guided liver punctures: an analysis of 1961 patients over a period of ten years.
Mueller M, Kratzer W , Oeztuerk  S, Wilhelm M, Mason AR, Mao R, Haenle MM.
BMC Gastroenter. 2012 Dez; 12:173

Aktuelle Praxis zur Durchführung ultraschallgesteuerter Punktionen an gastroenterologischen Abteilungen.
van der Ham S, Haenle MM, Klaus J, Oeztuerk S, Lorenz R, Kratzer W.
Z Gastroenterol. 2012 Sep; 50(9):989-95

Genetic and functional identification of the likely causative variant for cholesterol gallstone disease at the ABCG5/8 lithogenic locus.
von Kampen O, Buch S, Nothnagel M, Azocar L, Molina H, Brosch M, Erhart W, von Schönfels W, Egberts J, Seeger M, Arlt A, Balschun T, Franke A, Lerch MM, Mayerle J, Kratzer W, Boehm BO, Huse K, Schniewind B, Tiemann K, Jiang ZY, Han TQ, Mittal B, Srivastava A, Fenger M, Jørgensen T, Schirin-Sokhan R, Tönjes A, Wittenburg H, Stumvoll M, Kalthoff H, Lammert F, Tepel J, Puschel K, Becker T, Schreiber S, Platzer M, Völzke H, Krawczak M, Miquel JF, Schafmayer C, Hampe J.
Hepatology. 2012 Aug 16. [Epub ahead of print]

MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry screening of cholelithiasis risk markers in the gene of HNF1alpha.
Richter D, Harsch S, Strohmeyer A, Hirobe-Jahn S, Schimmel S, Renner O, Müller O, Schäffeler E, Kratzer W, Schwab M, Stange EF.
J Proteomics. 2012 Jun;75(12):3386-99

Evaluation og genome-wideloci of iron metabolism in hereditary hemochromatosis identifies PCSK7 as a predictor of liver cirrhosis.
F. Stickel, S. Buch, H. Zoller, S. Gallati, C. (Österreicher, A. Finkenstedt, A. Stadlmayr, E. Aigner, E. Sahinbegovic, C. Sarrazin, C. Schafmayer, H. Hinrichsen, F. Braun, M. Nothnagel, M.M. Lerch, J. Mayerle, H. Volker, W. Kratzer, B.O. Boehm, A. Arlt, A. Franke, S. Schreiber, T. Becker, M. Krawczak, T. Berg, R. Hultcrantz, J. Zwerlina, C. Datz, J. Hampe.
Journal of Hepatology Volume 56, Supplement 2 , Page S58, April 2012

Physical exercise in southern Germany: a cross-sectional study of an urban population.
Rupps E, Haenle MM, Steinacker J, Mason RA, Oeztuerk S, Steiner R, Kratzer W; the EMIL Study group.
BMJ Open. 2012 Mar;2(2)

Sonographically guided lymph node biopsy: Complication rates.
Mueller M, Wittich G, Oeztuerk S, Kratzer W, Haenle MM, Mason RA.
Open Journal of Clinical Diagnostics 2012 June;2:30-35



Serumcoeruloplasmin in einer randomisierten Bevölkerungsstichprobe mit 2445 Probanden.
Gedack M, Hänle MM, Schönfeldt-Lecuona C, Kratzer W, Kassubek J, Brummer D, Connemann BJ, EMIL Study Group.
Nervenheilkunde 2011;8:541-644.

Ceruloplasmin serum concentrations in a randomized population sample of 2,445 subjects.
Gedack M, Schönfeldt-Lecuona C, Kratzer W, Kassubek J, Connemann B
Eur Psychiat 2011; 26:1708-1708.

Benefit of early abdominal ultrasonography in non-surgical patients admitted to the emergency department: a pilot study.
Albrecht DA, Schuler A, Hänle MM, Mason RA, Vogt JL, Kratzer W, Klaus J.
J Med Ultrasonics 2011;38(4):203-208.

Progress in undergraduate and postgraduate education in abdominal ultrasonography at German university hospitals in 1999-2009.
Lohmann M, Hänle MM, Klaus J, Kratzer W.
Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie 2011 Aug;49(8):971-6.

Screening for liver metastases in women with mammary carcinoma: comparison of contrast-enhanced ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging.
Hänle MM, Thiel R, Saur G, Mason RA, Pauls S, Kratzer W.
Clin Imaging. 2011 Sep-Oct;35(5):366-70

Research activity in abdominal ultrasonography in German university departments of gastroenterology – comparison between 1999 and 2009
Lohmann M, Hänle MM, Kratzer W.
Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie 2011 Jul;49(7):815-9.

Reference values and early determinants of intra-abdominal fat mass in primary school children.
von Schnurbein J, Klenk J, Galm C, Berg S, Gottmann P, Steinacker JM, Kratzer W, Brandstetter S, Wartha O, Peter R, Weiland S, Wabitsch M.
Horm Res Paediatr. 2011;75(6):412-22

Gallbladder polyps: prevalence and risk factors.
Kratzer W, Schmid A, Akinli AS, Thiel R, Mason RA, Schuler A, Haenle MM.
Ultraschall Med. 2011 Jan;32 Suppl 1:S68-73



Gallstone prevalence and risk factors for gallstone disease in an urban population of children and adolescents.
Kratzer W, Walcher T, Arnold F, Akinli AS, Mason RA, Denzer C, Böhm B, Imhof A, Hänle MM.
Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie 2010 Jun;48(6):683-7

Loci from a genome-wide analysis of bilirubin levels are associated with gallstone risk and composition.
Buch S, Schafmayer C, Völzke H, Seeger M, Miquel JF, Sookoian SC, Egberts JH, Arlt A, Pirola CJ, Lerch MM, John U, Franke A, von Kampen O, Brosch M, Nothnagel M, Kratzer W, Boehm BO, Bröring DC, Schreiber S, Krawczak M, Hampe J.
Gastroenterology. 2010 Dec;139(6):1942-1951

The effect of alcohol, tobacco and caffeine consumption and vegetarian diet on gallstone prevalence.
Walcher T, Haenle MM, Mason RA, Koenig W, Imhof A, Kratzer W; EMIL Study Group.
Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010 Nov;22(11)

The role of ceruloplasmin in the differential diagnosis of neuropsychiatric disorders.
Connemann BJ, Schönfeldt-Lecuona C, Maxon HJ, Kratzer W, Kassubek J.
Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr. 2010 Oct;78(10):582-9

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for the characterization of focal liver lesions in clinical practice (DEGUM Multicenter Trial): CEUS vs. MRI--a prospective comparison in 269 patients.
Seitz K, Bernatik T, Strobel D, Blank W, Friedrich-Rust M, Strunk H, Greis C, Kratzer W, Schuler A.
Ultraschall Med. 2010 Oct;31(5):492-9.
Hemorrhage into a preformed splenic cyst as a rare complication of epstein-barr virus infection.
Akinli AS, Leriche C, Pauls S, Haenle MM, Kratzer W.
Ultraschall Med. 2010 Oct;31(5):522-4.
Prevalence and risk factors of focal sparing in hepatic steatosis.
Kratzer W, Akinli AS, Bommer M, Arnold F, Eggink S, Imhof A, Mason RA, Klaus J, Schuler A, Boehm BO, Haenle MM.
Ultraschall Med. 2010 Feb;31(1):37-42.
Comparison of panorama ultrasonography, conventional B-mode ultrasonography, and computed tomography for measuring liver size.
Borchert D, Schuler A, Muche R, Haenle MM, Akinli AS, Arnold F, Kratzer W, Pauls S.
Ultraschall Med. 2010 Feb;31(1):31-6.



Vitamin C supplement use may protect against gallstones: an observational study on a randomly selected population.
Walcher T, Haenle MM, Kron M, Hay B, Mason RA, Walcher D, Steinbach G, Kern P, Piechotowski I, Adler G, Boehm BO, Koenig W, Kratzer W; EMIL study group.
BMC Gastroenterol. 2009 Oct 8;9:74.

Gender-specific prevalences of fatty liver in obese children and adolescents: roles of body fat distribution, sex steroids, and insulin resistance.
Denzer C, Thiere D, Muche R, Koenig W, Mayer H, Kratzer W, Wabitsch M.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Oct;94(10):3872-81.

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) for the characterization of focal liver lesions - prospective comparison in clinical practice: CEUS vs. CT (DEGUM multicenter trial). Parts of this manuscript were presented at the Ultrasound Dreiländertreffen 2008, Davos.
Seitz K, Strobel D, Bernatik T, Blank W, Friedrich-Rust M, Herbay A, Dietrich CF, Strunk H, Kratzer W, Schuler A.
Ultraschall Med. 2009 Aug;30(4):383-9.

Comparison of sonographically measured bowel wall vascularity, histology, and disease activity in Crohn's disease.
Drews BH, Barth TF, Hänle MM, Akinli AS, Mason RA, Muche R, Thiel R, Pauls S, Klaus J, von Boyen G, Kratzer W.
Eur Radiol. 2009 Jun;19(6):1379-86.

Tularemia in Germany: the tip of the iceberg?
Splettstoesser WD, Piechotowski I, Buckendahl A, Frangoulidis D, Kaysser P, Kratzer W, Kimmig P, Seibold E, Brockmann SO.
Epidemiol Infect. 2009 May;137(5):736-43.

Mutation screening of apical sodium-dependent bile acid transporter (SLC10A2): novel haplotype block including six newly identified variants linked to reduced expression.
Renner O, Harsch S, Schaeffeler E, Schwab M, Klass DM, Kratzer W, Stange EF.
Hum Genet. 2009 May;125(4):381-91.

Hemorrhage into a Preformed Splenic Cyst as a Rare Complication of Epstein-Barr Virus Infection.
Akinli AS, Leriche C, Pauls S, Haenle MM, Kratzer W.
Ultraschall Med. 2009 Mar 26.

Determination of reference values for the soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) on a cross sectional population sample.
von Schmiesing A, Schmidt SA, Kratzer W, Mason RA, Imhof A, Steinbach G, Akinli AS, Haenle MM; EMIL-Study-Group.
Clin Lab. 2009;55(5-6):193-9.

Screening methods in alveolar echinococcosis: a follow-up study comparing Emc- and Emf-ELISA with Em2plus-ELISA and ultrasonography.
Hänle MM, Banzhaf HM, Forsbach-Birk V, Kirch A, Akinli AS, Mason RA, Reuter S, Kratzer W.
Epidemiol Infect. 2009 Jan;137(1):139-44



Contrast-enhanced ultrasound for the characterization of focal liver lesions-diagnostic accuracy in clinical practice (DEGUM multicenter trial).
Strobel D, Seitz K, Blank W, Schuler A, Dietrich C, von Herbay A, Friedrich-Rust M, Kunze G, Becker D, Will U, Kratzer W, Albert FW, Pachmann C, Dirks K, Strunk H, Greis C, Bernatik T.
Ultraschall Med. 2008 Oct;29(5):499-505.
Ultrasonographically detected gallbladder polyps: a reason for concern? A seven-year follow-up study.
Kratzer W, Haenle MM, Voegtle A, Mason RA, Akinli AS, Hirschbuehl K, Schuler A, Kaechele V; Roemerstein Study Group.
BMC Gastroenterol. 2008 Sep 15;8:41.
A case of sporadic Echinococcus granulosus infection originating from Southern Germany.
Grüner B, Kratzer W, Buttenschön K, Kern P, Reuter S.
Infection. 2008 Feb;36(1):78-81


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