Dr. rer. medic. André Esser

anesserukaachende
Pauwelsstraße 30, 52074 Aachen
Raum 1 (Etage 4, Aufzug D1/D2, Gang D)
Tel.: 0241 80-37712

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Kurzbiographie

1989-1992Ausbildung zum Krankenpfleger
1994-1996Fachweiterbildung Anästhesie- und Intensivpflege
1997Stationsleitungslehrgang
1999-2006Leitung der neurochirurgischen Intensivstation an der Uniklinik RWTH Aachen
2006-2010Pflegerische Leitung Klinik für Operative Intensivmedizin an der Uniklinik RWTH Aachen
2007-2010Studium der Gesundheitsökonomie an der APOLLON Hochschule Bremen
seit 2011Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Arbeits-, Sozial- und Umweltmedizin der Uniklinik RWTH Aachen (B.A.)
2013-2014Promotion zum Doktor der theoretischen Medizin (Dr. rer. medic.) mit dem Thema „Einfluss beruflich bedingter Exposition gegenüber Schadstoffen auf die Gesundheitsbezogene Lebensqualität (GLQ) und Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALY)“

 

Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Public Health / ökonomische Faktoren der Epidemiologie
  • Versorgungsforschung
  • Einflussfaktoren von Lebensqualität
  • multivariate Statistik, gemischte Modelle, Biometrie
  • adverse Gesundheitseffekte beruflicher Belastung mit PCB

List of Publications

Books and book contributions

  1. Esser A.; Terkatz S.(Hrsg.) 2011: "Regionale Unterschiede bei der Inanspruchnahme von stationären Gesundheitsleistungen – eine soziodemografische Untersuchung", europäischer Hochschulverlag, Oldenburg.

Journal articles (peer reviewed)

  1. Andrea Kaifie, Thomas Schettgen, Monika Gube, Patrick Ziegler, Thomas Kraus & André Esser. Functional and structural liver abnormalities in former PCB exposed workers – analyses from the HELPcB cohort. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A. https://doi.org/10.1080/15287394.2018.1555728 . Published online: 10 Dec 2018
  2. Esser A, Kraus T, Tautz A, Minten H, Lang J. Building an allostatic load index from data of occupational medical checkup examinations: a feasibility study. Stress. 2018:1-8.
  3. Schettgen T, Alt A, Schikowsky C, Esser A, Kraus T. Human biomonitoring of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in plasma of former underground miners in Germany – A case-control study. International journal of hygiene and environmental health. 2018;221(7):1007-11. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1438463917308921
  4. Leijs MM, Esser A, Amann PM, Schettgen T, Heise R, Fietkau K, et al. Expression of CYP1A1, CYP1B1 and IL-1β in PBMCs and skin samples of PCB exposed individuals. Sci Total Environ. 2018;642:1429-38.
  5. Eftekhari S, Aminian O, Moinfar Z,  Schettgen T, Kaifie A, Felten M, Kraus T, Esser A. Association of plasma PCB levels and HbA1c concentration in Iran. J Occup Med Toxicol. 2018 May 31;13:18. doi: 10.1186/s12995-018-0199-4. eCollection 2018. https://rdcu.be/RxBy
  6. Krabbe J, Esser A, Kanzler S, Braunschweig T, Kintsler S, Spillner J, et al. The effects of zinc- and copper-containing welding fumes on murine, rat and human precision-cut lung slices. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 2018;49:192-201.
  7. Leijs MM, Esser A, Amann PM, Schettgen T, Gube M, Merk HF, et al. Hyperpigmentation and higher incidence of cutaneous malignancies in moderate-high PCB- and dioxin exposed individuals. Environmental research. 2018;164:221-8.
  8. Frobel J, Bozic T, Lenz M, Uciechowski P, Han Y, Herwartz R, Strathmann K. Isfort S, Panse J, Esser A, Birkhofer C, Gerstenmaier U, Kraus T, Rink L, Koschmieder S, Wagner W. Leukocyte Counts Based on DNA Methylation at Individual Cytosines. Clin Chem. 2018;64(3):566-75.
  9. Fimm B, Sturm W, Esser A, Schettgen T, Willmes K, Lang J, et al. Neuropsychological effects of occupational exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls. Neurotoxicology. 2017;63:106-19.
  10. Quinete N, Esser A, Kraus T, Schettgen T. PCB 28 metabolites elimination kinetics in human plasma on a real case scenario: Study of hydroxylated polychlorinated biphenyl (OH-PCB) metabolites of PCB 28 in a highly exposed German Cohort. Toxicology letters. 2017;276:100-7.
  11. Quinete N, Esser A, Kraus T, Schettgen T. Determination of hydroxylated polychlorinated biphenyls (OH-PCBs) in human urine in a highly occupationally exposed German cohort: New prospects for urinary biomarkers of PCB exposure. Environment international. 2016;97:171-9.
  12. Esser A, Schettgen T, Gube M, Koch A, Kraus T. Association between polychlorinated biphenyls and diabetes mellitus in the German HELPcB cohort. International journal of hygiene and environmental health. 2016;219(6):557-65. http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1TPvU574PwmDbP
  13. Gube M, Schettgen T, Kraus T, Schikowsky C, Heibges A, Klingel R, Hoffmann C, Wiemeyer A,  Jacobson J, Esser A. The use of plasma exchange or double filtration plasmapheresis to reduce body burden of polychlorinated biphenyls: A pilot trial. Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology. 2017;27(4):444-50..
  14. Ziegler S, Schettgen T, Beier F, Wilop S, Quinete N, Esser A, et al. Accelerated telomere shortening in peripheral blood lymphocytes after occupational polychlorinated biphenyls exposure. Archives of toxicology. 2017;91(1):289-300.
  15. Gaum, P. M., J. Lang, A. Esser, T. Schettgen, J. Neulen, T. Kraus and M. Gube (2016). "Exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and the thyroid gland - examining and discussing possible longitudinal health effects in humans." Environ Res 148: 112-121.
  16. Haase, H., A. Fahlenkamp, T. Schettgen, A. Esser, M. Gube, P. Ziegler, T. Kraus and L. Rink (2016). "Immunotoxicity Monitoring in a Population Exposed to Polychlorinated Biphenyls." Int J Environ Res Public Health 13(3).
  17. Quinete, N., T. Kraus, V. N. Belov, C. Aretz, A. Esser and T. Schettgen (2015). "Fast determination of hydroxylated polychlorinated biphenyls in human plasma by online solid phase extraction coupled to liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry." Anal Chim Acta 888: 94-102.
  18. Schettgen T, Alt A, Esser A, Kraus T. “Current data on the background burden to the persistentorganochlorine pollutants HCB, p,p-DDE as well as PCB 138, PCB 153and PCB 180 in plasma of the general population in Germany”. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2015 Jun;218(4):380-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2015.02.006. Epub 2015 Mar 5.
  19. Esser A, Gaum PM, Schettgen T, Kraus T, Gube M, Lang J. Effect of occupational polychlorinated biphenyls exposure on quality-adjusted life years over time at the HELPcB surveillance program. Journal of toxicology and environmental health Part A. 2015;78(2):132-50. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/SsYM8tPFDcDsHdv67RNz/full
  20. Leijs, M., P. Amann, A. Werthan, A. Esser, R. Heise, K. Czaja, S. T, P. de Boever, G. M, H. Merk, K. T and J. Baron (2014). "Skin manifestations in German workers with high occupational PCB exposure." Organohalogen Compounds 76: 1577-1580.
  21. Gaum, P.M., Esser, A., Schettgen, T., Gube, M., Kraus, T. & Lang, J.  Prevalence and Incidence Rates of Mental Syndromes after Occupational Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 2014; 217/7 (p.765-774). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1438463914000352
  22. Esser, A., M. Gube, T. Schettgen, T. Kraus, and J. Lang. 2014. "QALY as evaluation tool in a health surveillance program." Int J Hyg Environ Health no. 217 (2-3):399-404. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2013.07.014.
  23. Esser A, Lang J, Gube M, Schettgen T, Kraus T. Verlust an Quality adjusted lifeyears (QALY) nach einer PCB-Exposition von Arbeitern eines Recycling-Betriebes, deren Familienangehörigen und Beschäftigten umliegender Firmen. Dtsch med Wochenschr. 2012;137(S 03):A70.
  24. Kraus T, Gube M, Esser A, Sturm W, Fimm B, Willmes-von Hinkeldey K, et al. Development of a preventive surveillance program for former workers of a transformer and capacitator recycling company, their family members and employees of surrounding companies. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Part A. 2012;75(19-20).
  25. Schettgen T, Gube M, Esser A, Alt A, Kraus T. Plasma Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) Levels of Workers in a Transformer Recycling Company, their Family Members, and Employees of Surrounding Companies. J Toxicol Env Health Part A. 2012;75(8-10):414-22.

Journal articles (non reviewed)

  1. T. Kraus, A. Esser; Aktueller wissenschaftlicher Kenntnisstand zu PCB bedingten Effekten nach beruflicher Exposition – Bericht über das DGAUM-Fachgespräch "Polychlorierte Biphenyle (PCB)" am Universitätsklinikum Aachen; Arbeitsmed.Sozialmed.Umweltmed. 47, 6, 2012.

Memberships

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Arbeitsmedizin & Umweltmedizin (DGAUM)
  • European Academy for Occupational Health Psychology (EA-OHP)

Ad Hoc Reviewer Activities

  • International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy
  • Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases