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Statistics with Applications in the Field of Engineering Sciences

Publications of Prof. Dr. Guido Knapp


Books


1. Mooren, F., Knapp, G., Reimers, C.D. (2016): Pr ̈avention und Therapie durch Sport, Band 4:
Innere Medizin/P ̈adiatrie. 2. Auflage, Urban & Fischer, M ̈unchen.

2. Mooren, F., Knapp, G., Reimers, C.D. (Hrsg.) (2016). Pr ̈avention und Therapie durch Sport, Band
3: Orthop ̈adie, Rheumatologie, Immunologie. 2. Auflage, Urban & Fischer, M ̈unchen.

3. Reimers, C.D., Reuter, I., Tettenborn, B., Broocks, A., Th ̈urauf, N., Knapp, G. (Hrsg.) (2015).
Pr ̈avention und Therapie durch Sport, Band 2: Neurologie, Psychiatrie/Psychosomatik, Schmerzsyn-
drome. 2. Auflage, Urban & Fischer, M ̈unchen.

4. Mewes, N., Reimers, C.D., Knapp, G. (Hrsg). (2015). Pr ̈avention und Therapie durch Sport, Band
1: Grundlagen. 2. Auflage, Urban & Fischer, M ̈unchen.

5. Reimers, C.D., Reuter, I., Tettenborn, B., Broocks, A., Th ̈urauf, N., Mewes, N., Knapp, G. (Hrsg.)
(2013). Pr ̈avention und Therapie neurologischer und psychischer Krankheiten durch Sport. Urban
& Fischer, M ̈unchen.

6. Hartung, J., Knapp, G., Sinha, B.K. (2008). Statistical Meta-Analysis with Applications. Wiley &
Sons, New York.

 


Journals with reviewing system. Theory & Methods


1. Weber, F., Knapp, G. Glass, ̈A., Kundt, G., Ickstadt, K. (2020). Interval estimation of the over-
all treatment effect in randomeffects meta-analyses: Recommendations from a simulation study
comparing frequentist, Bayesian, and bootstrap methods Research Synthesis Methods Article DOI:
10.1002/jrsm.1471

2. Weber, F., Knapp, G., Ickstadt, K., Kundt, G., Glass, ̈A. (2020). Zero-cell corrections in random-
effects meta-analysis. Research Synthesis Methods, accepted for publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/jrsm.1460

3. Veroniki, A.A., Jackson, D., Bender, R., Kuss, O., Langan, D., Higgins, J.P.T., Knapp, G., Salanti,
G. (2019). Methods to calculate uncertainty in the overall effect size from a random-effects meta-
analysis. Research Synthesis Methods, 10, 23–43. https://doi.org/10.1002/jrsm.1319

4. Knapp, G. (2018). An exact confidence interval for a common effect size. Journal of Statistical
Theory and Practice. 12, 3–11, doi:10.1080/15598608.2016.1278060

5. Veroniki, A.A., Jackson, D, Viechtbauer, W., Bender, R., Bowden, J., Knapp, G., Kuß, O., Higgins,
J.P.T., Langan, D., Salanti, G. (2016). Methods to estimate the between-study variance and its
uncertainty in meta-analysis. Research Synthesis Methods 7, 55–79.

6. R ̈over, C., Knapp, G., Friede, T. (2015). Hartung-Knapp-Sidik-Jonkman approach and its mod-
ification for random-effects meta-analysis with few studies. BMC Medical Research Methodology,
15:99, doi:10.1186/s12874-015-0091-12

7. Friedrich, T., Knapp, G. (2013). Generalised interval estimation in the random effects meta regres-
sion model. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 64, 165–179.

8. Panityakul, T., Bumrungsup, C., Knapp, G. (2013). On estimating residual heterogeneity in
random-effects meta-regression: A comparative study. Journal of Statistical Theory and Appli-
cations, 12, 253–265.

9. Knapp, G., Xu, D., Yu, P.L.H. (2011). On some aspects of inference about effect sizes. International
Journal of Statistical Sciences, 11, 59–74.

10. Hartung, J., Knapp, G. (2011). Statistical inference in adaptive group sequential trials with the
standardized mean difference as effect size. Sequential Analysis, 30, 94–113.

11. Tongsai, S., Knapp, G., Sinha, B.K., Wattanachayakul, S. (2010). On testing equality of several
normal means. Journal of Statistical Theory and Applications, 9, 459–477.

12. Hartung, J., Knapp, G. (2010). Adaptive confidence intervals of desired length and power for
normal means. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 140, 3317–3325.

13. Hartung, J., Knapp, G. (2010). Adaptive group sequential confidence intervals for the ratio of
normal means. Sankhy ̄a Series B, 72, 76–95.

14. Knapp, G., Sinha, B.K., Xu, D. (2009). Extracting within-experiment precision of horticultural
experiments useful for meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Horticulture, 11, 10–16.

15. Hartung, J., Knapp, G. (2007). Nested repeated confidence intervals in adaptive group sequential
clinical trials. East-West Journal of Mathematics, special volume, 17–29.

16. Hartung, J., Knapp, G. (2006). Repeated confidence intervals in self-designing clinical trials and
switching between noninferiority and superiority. Biometrical Journal, 48, 697–709.

17. Knapp, G., Biggerstaff, B.J., Hartung, J. (2006). Assessing the amount of heterogeneity in random
effects meta-analysis. Biometrical Journal, 48, 271–285.

18. Hartung, J., Knapp, G. (2005). Models for combining results of different experiments: retrospective
and prospective. American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences, 25, 149–188.

19. Hartung, J., Knapp, G. (2005). On confidence intervals for the among-group variance in the one-way
random effects model with unequal error variances. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference,
127, 157–177.

20. Hartung, J., Knapp, G. (2004). Improved tests of homogeneity in randomized controlled multi-
center trials with binary outcome. Far East Journal of Theoretical Statistics, 13, 101–126.

21. Hartung, J., Knapp, G. (2003). Confidence regions on variance components in an extended ANOVA
model for combining information. Acta Applicandae Mathematicae, 78, 207–221.

22. Knapp, G., Hartung, J. (2003). Improved tests for a random effects meta-regression with a single
covariate. Statistics in Medicine, 22, 2693–2710.

23. Hartung, J., B ̈ockenhoff, A., Knapp, G. (2003). Generalized Cochran-Wald statistics in combining
of experiments. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 113, 215–237.

24. Hartung, J., Knapp, G. (2003). A new class of completely self-designing clinical trials. Biometrical
Journal, 45, 3–19.

25. Knapp, G. (2002). Variance estimation in the error components regression model. Communications
in Statistics – Theory and Methods, 31, 1499–1514.

26. Hartung, J., Knapp, G. (2001). Strategien zur Beurteilung eines Behandlungseffektes mit Hilfe
einer Meta-Analyse. Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie in Medizin und Biologie, 32, 44–59.

27. Hartung, J., Knapp, G. (2001). A refined method for the meta-analysis of controlled clinical trials
with binary outcome. Statistics in Medicine, 20, 3875–3889.

28. Hartung, J., Knapp, G. (2001). On tests of the overall treatment effect in the meta-analysis with
normally distributed responses. Statistics in Medicine, 20, 1771–1782.

29. Hartung, J., Knapp, G. (2000). Asymptotic tests for general linear hypotheses on variance compo-
nents in models of commutative quadratic type. Statistics, 35, 23–44.

30. Hartung, J., Knapp, G. (2000). Confidence intervals for the between group variance in the unbal-
anced one-way random effects model of analysis of variance. Journal of Statistical Computation
and Simulation, 65, 311–324.

31. Hartung, J., Knapp, G. (1998). Messen faserf ̈ormiger Partikel. Strategie zur Auswertung des
ersten VDI-Ringversuchs zur Asbestfaserbestimmung nach Richtlinie VDI 3492 Blatt 1. Allgemeines
Statistisches Archiv, 82, 312–326.

 


Journals with reviewing system. Applications.


1. Fr ̈ohlich, G., Endres, M., Falk, V., Steinbeck, L., Erbay, A., Stangl, V., W ̈ohrle, J., Rudolph, T.,
Geisler, T., Dreger, H., Leistner, D., Nolte, C., Unbehaun, A., Linke, A., Fiebach, J., Majoie, C.,
Knapp, G., H ̈ausler, K.G., Mehran, R., Windecker, S., Dangas, G., Landmesser, U. (2021). Evalu-
ation of Cerebral Thromboembolism After TAVR (EARTH-TAVR) - A Serial Magnetic Resonance
Imaging Evaluation as Sub-study of the GALILEO Trial. Circulation: Cardiovascular Interven-
tirons, ()in press)

2. Reimers, A.K., Heidenreich, V., Bittermann, H.-J., Knapp, G., Reimers, C.D. (2021). Accelerometer-
measured physical activity and its impact on sleep quality in patients suffering from restless leg

syndrome. BMC Neurology 21. doi.org/10.1186/s12883-021-02115-w4

3. Demetriou, Y., Vondung, C., Buksch, J., Schlund, A., Schulze, C., Knapp, G., Coen, S.E., Puil,
L., Philips, S.P., Reimers, A.K. (2019). Interventions on children’s and adolescents’ physical ac-
tivity and sedentary behaviour: protocol for a systematic review from a sex/gender perspective.
Systematic Reviews accepted for publication.

4. Reimers, A. K., Knapp, G., Reimers, C. D. (2018). Effects of exercise on the resting heart rate:
a systematic review and meta-analysis of intervention studies. Journal of Clinical Medicine, doi:
10.3390/jcm7120503.

5. Reimers, A. K., Schoeppe, S., Demetriou, Y., Knapp, G. (2018). Physical activity and outdoor play
of children in public playgrounds — Does gender and social environment matter? International
Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, accepted.

6. Reimers, A. K., Knapp, G. (2017). Playground usage and physical activity levels of children based
on playground spatial features. Journal of Public Health, 25, 661–669

7. Wolfrum, M., Fahrni, G., de Maria, G.L., Knapp, G., Curzen, N., Kharbanda, R.K., Fr ̈ohlich, G.M.,
Banning, A.P. (2016). Impact of impaired fractional flow reserve after coronary interventions on
outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 16:177, DOI
10.1186/s12872-016-0355-7

8. Veroniki, A.A., Jackson, D., Viechtbauer, W., Bender, R., Knapp, G., Kuss, O., Langan, D. (2015).
Recommendations for quantifying the uncertainty in the summary intervention effect and estimating
the between-study heterogeneity variance in random–effects meta–analysis. Cochrane Methods.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Suppl. 1.

9. Henkel, K., Reimers, C.D., Knapp, G., Schneider, F. (2014). K ̈orperliches Training bei neurologis-
chen und psychischen Erkrankungen. Der Nervenarzt, 85, 1521–1528.

10. Fr ̈ohlich, G.M., Redwood, S., Rakhit, R., MacCarthy, P.A., Lim, P., Crake, T., White, S.K.,
Knight, C.J., Kustosz, C., Knapp, G., Dalby, M.C., Mali, I.S., Archbold, A., Wragg, A., Timmis,
A.D., Meier, P. (2014). Long-term survival in patients undergoing percutaneous interventions with
or without intracoronary pressure wire guidance or intracoronary ultrasonographic imaging: a large
cohort study. JAMA Intern Med, 174, 1360–1366. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1595.

11. Wolfrum, M., Froehlich, G.M., Knapp, G., Casaubon, L.K., DiNicolantonio, J.J., Lansky, A.J.,
Meier, P. (2013). Stroke prevention by percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale: a systematic
review and meta-analysis. Heart Published Online First: 21 June 2013, doi:10.1136/heartjnl-2013-
304394

12. Meyer-Baron, M., Sch ̈aper, M., Knapp, G., Lucchini, R., Zoni, S., Bast-Pettersen, R., Ellingsen,
D.G., Tomassen, Y., He, S., Yuan, H., Niu, Q., Wang, X., Yang, Y., Iregren, A., Sj ̈ogren, B., Blond,
M., Laursen, P., Netterstrom, B., Mergler, D., Bowler, R., van Thriel, C. (2013). The neurobe-
havioral impact of manganese: Results and challenges obtained by a meta-analysis of individual
participant data. NeuroToxicology, 36, 1–9.

13. Indermuehle, A., Bahl, R., Lansky, A.J., Froehlich, G.M., Knapp, G., Timmis, A., Meier, P. (2013).
Drug-eluting balloon angioplasty for in-stent restenosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of
randomised controlled trials. Heart. Published Online First: January 18, 2013. doi:10.1136/heartjnl-
2012-302945.

14. Reimers, C.D., Knapp, G., Tettenborn, B. (2012). Einfluss k ̈orperlicher Aktivit ̈at auf kognitive
Leistungen. Ist k ̈orperliche Aktivit ̈at Demenz-pr ̈aventiv? / Impact on physical activity on cognition.
Can physical activity prevent dementia? Aktuelle Neurologie, 39, 276–291.

15. Meier, P., Indermuehle, A., Pitt, B., Traupe, T., de Marchi, S.F., Crake, T., Knapp, G., Lansky,
A.J., Seiler, C. (2012). Coronary collaterals and risk for restenosis after percutaneous coronary
interventions: A meta-analysis. BMC Medicine 10:62 doi:10.1186/1741-7015-10-62

16. Reimers, C.D., Knapp, G., Reimers, A. (2012). Does physical activity increase life expectancy? A
review of the literature. Journal of Aging Research. doi:10.1155/2012/243958.

17. Reimers, C.D., Knapp, G., Reimers, A., Griewing, B. (2012). Schlaganf ̈alle: Einfluss k ̈orperlicher
Aktivit ̈at auf die Pr ̈avalenz und die Behinderung / Impact of physical activity on prevalence and
course of strokes. Aktuelle Neurologie 39, 220–235.

18. Meier, P., Hemingway, H., Lansky A.J., Knapp, G., Pitt, B., Seiler, C. (2012). The impact of
the coronary collateral circulation on mortality: A meta-analysis. European Heart Journal 33(5),
614–621.

19. Meyer-Baron, M., Sch ̈aper, M., Knapp, G., Lucchini, R., Albini, E., Bast-Pettersen, R., He, S.,
Yuan, H., Niu, Q., Wang, X., Yang, Y., Iregren, A., Sj ̈ogren, B., Blond, M., Laursen, P., Net-
terstrom, B., Mergler, D., Bowler, R., van Thriel, C. (2011). Statistical means to enhance the
comparability of data within a pooled analysis of individual data in neurobehavioral toxicology.
Toxicology Letters, doi:10.1016/j.toxlet.2011.07.003

20. Meier, P., Baker, P., Jost, D., Jacobs, I., Henzi, B., Knapp, G., Sasson, C. (2010). Chest com-
pressions before defibrillation for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A meta-analysis of randomized
controlled clinical trials. BMC Medicine 8:52, doi:10.1186/1741-7015-8-52.

21. Meier, P., Brilakis, E.S., Corti, R., Knapp, G., Shishehbor, M.H., Gurm, H.S. (2010). Drug-eluting
versus bare-mental stent for treatment of saphenous vein grafts: a meta-analysis. PLoS ONE 5(6):
e11040. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011040

22. Meier, P., Knapp, G., Tamhane, U., Chaturvedi, S., Gurm, H.S. (2010). Short term and interme-
diate term comparison of endarterectomy versus stenting for carotid artery stenosis: a systematic
review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials. British Medical Journal, 340:c467,
doi:10.1136/bmj.c467.

23. Meyer-Baron, M., Knapp, G., Sch ̈aper, M., van Thriel, C. (2009). Performance alterations associ-
ated with occupational exposure to manganese—A meta-analysis. NeuroToxicology, 30, 487–496.

24. Reimers, C.D., Knapp, G., Reimers, A. (2009). K ̈orperliche Aktivit ̈at und Schlaganfall. Deutsches
̈Arzteblatt 106(44), 715–721.

25. L ̈ollgen, H., B ̈ockenhoff, A., Knapp, G. (2009). Physical activity and all-cause mortality. Interna-
tional Journal of Sports Medicine, 30, 213–224.

26. Meyer-Baron, M., Blaszkewicz, M., Henke, H., Knapp, G., Muttray, A., Sch ̈aper M., van Thriel,
C. (2008). The impact of solvent mixtures on neurobehavioral performance – Conclusions from
epidemiological data. NeuroToxicology, 29, 349–360.

27. Meyer-Baron, M., Sch ̈aper, M., Knapp, G., van Thriel, C. (2007). Occupational aluminum exposure:
Evidence in support of its neurobehavioral impact. NeuroToxicology, 28, 1068–1078.

28. Roessner, V., Robatzek, M., Knapp, G., Banaschewski, T., Rothenberger, A. (2006). First-onset
tics in patients with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder: impact of stimulants. Developmental
Medicine & Child Neurology, 48, 616–621.

29. Allescher, H.-D., Knapp, G., Hartung, J. (2002). Treatment of non-ulcer dyspepsia: Prokinetics
are effective. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, 37, 618–620.

30. Eichfeld, S., Knapp, G., Einax, J.W. (2002). Resolution of uncertainty of a four-stage sequential
extraction procedure using analysis of variance. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 372, 801–
807.

31. Allescher, H.-D., B ̈ockenhoff, A., Knapp, G., Wienbeck, M., Hartung, J. (2001). Treatment of non-
ulcer dyspepsia: a meta-analysis on placebo-controlled prospective studies. Scandinavian Journal
of Gastroenterology, 36, 934–941.

32. Hartung, J., Knapp, G. (1999). Eine Re-Analyse der Blue Mountains Eye Study zum Kataraktrisiko
durch inhalative Kortikoide. Pneumologie, 53, 411-416

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.