Deutsch Intern
Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biometry

Viktoria Rücker

Dr. rer. nat. Viktoria Rücker

Phone: +49 931 / 201 47317
Fax: +49 931 / 201 647310
E-Mail: Viktoria.Ruecker@uni-wuerzburg.de

Short CV

2021 Promotion zum Dr. rer. nat., Universität Würzburg
2019 Hentschel-Preis 2019, Hentschel-Stiftung "Kampf dem Schlaganfall"
since 2015   Research Assistant, Institute of Clinical Epidemiology and Biometry, University of Würzburg
2014-2015 Masterthesis at the Institute of Clinical Epidemiology and Biometry, University of Würzburg in cooperation with Robert Koch-Institute, Berlin
2012-2015 Master of Science in Mathematical Biometry, University of Ulm
2009-2012 Bachelor of Science in Mathematische Biometrie, University of Ulm

Research interests

Biometry, Predictive modelling

Main Publications in recent years

2024[ to top ]
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    Lange B, Jaeger VK, Harries M, Rücker V, Streeck H, Blaschke S, et al. Estimates of protection levels against SARS-CoV-2 infection and severe COVID-19 in Germany before the 2022/2023 winter season: the IMMUNEBRIDGE project. Infection. 2024;52(1):139-53.
2023[ to top ]
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    Engels G, Oechsle AL, Schlegtendal A, Maier C, Holzwarth S, Streng A, et al. SARS-CoV-2 sero-immunity and quality of life in children and adolescents in relation to infections and vaccinations: the IMMUNEBRIDGE KIDS cross-sectional study, 2022. Infection. 2023;51(5):1531-9.
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    Schmiemann G, Greser A, Maun A, Bleidorn J, Schuster A, Miljukov O, et al. Effects of a multimodal intervention in primary care to reduce second line antibiotic prescriptions for urinary tract infections in women: parallel, cluster randomised, controlled trial. Bmj. 2023;383:e076305.
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    Schwarzbach CJ, Eichner FA, Rücker V, Hofmann AL, Keller M, Audebert HJ, et al. The structured ambulatory post-stroke care program for outpatient aftercare in patients with ischaemic stroke in Germany (SANO): an open-label, cluster-randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Neurology [Internet]. 2023;. Available from: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1474442223002168
2022[ to top ]
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    Brunssen A, Rücker V, Heuschmann P, Held J, Hermanek P, Berlis A, et al. Stroke care during the COVID-19 pandemic: Case numbers, treatments, and mortality in two large German stroke registries. Frontiers in Neurology [Internet]. 2022;13. Available from: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fneur.2022.924271
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    Nielsen PB, Melgaard L, Overvad TF, Jensen M, Larsen TB, Lip GYH. Risk of Cerebrovascular Events in Intracerebral Hemorrhage Survivors With Atrial Fibrillation: A Nationwide Cohort Study. Stroke. 2022;53(8):2559-68.
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    Lange B, Jäger VK, Rücker V, Harries M, Hassenstein MJ, Dreier M, et al. 2. Interimsanalyse des IMMUNEBRIDGE-Projektes zur Kommunikation von vorläufigen Ergebnissen an das Modellierungsnetz für schwere Infektionskrankheiten. Zenodo. 2022;.
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    Montellano FA, Kluter EJ, Rücker V, Ungethüm K, Mackenrodt D, Wiedmann S, et al. Cardiac dysfunction and high-sensitive C-reactive protein are associated with troponin T elevation in ischemic stroke: insights from the SICFAIL study. BMC Neurology [Internet]. 2022;22(1):511. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12883-022-03017-1
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    Gierszewski D, Kurotschka PK, Krauthausen M, Fröhlich W, Forster J, Pietsch F, et al. Corrigendum: Parents’ and childcare workers’ perspectives toward SARS-CoV-2 test and surveillance protocols in pre-school children day care centers: A qualitative study within the german Wü-KiTa-CoV project. Frontiers in medicine. 2022;9:973518.
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    Gierszewski D, Kurotschka PK, Krauthausen M, Fröhlich W, Forster J, Pietsch F, et al. Parents’ and Childcare Workers’ Perspectives Toward SARS-CoV-2 Test and Surveillance Protocols in Pre-school Children Day Care Centers: A Qualitative Study Within the German Wü-KiTa-CoV Project. Frontiers in Medicine [Internet]. 2022;9. Available from: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmed.2022.897726
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    Engels G, Forster J, Streng A, Rücker V, Rudolph P, Pietsch F, et al. Acceptance of Different Self-sampling Methods for Semiweekly SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Asymptomatic Children and Childcare Workers at German Day Care Centers: A Nonrandomized Controlled Trial. JAMA Network Open [Internet]. 2022;5(9):e2231798-e2231798. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.31798
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    Lange B, Jäger V, Rücker V, Hassenstein M, Harries M, Berner R, et al. Interimsanalyse des IMMUNEBRIDGE-Projektes zur Kommunikation von vorläufigen Ergebnissen an die Modellierungskonsortien der BMBF-geförderten Modellierungsplattform. Zenodo. 2022;.
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    Forster J, Streng A, Rudolph P, Rücker V, Wallstabe J, Timme S, et al. Feasibility of SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance Testing Among Children and Childcare Workers at German Day Care Centers: A Nonrandomized Controlled Trial. JAMA Network Open [Internet]. 2022;5(1):e2142057-e2142057. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.42057
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    Buerger A, Emser T, Seidel A, Scheiner C, von Schoenfeld C, Ruecker V, et al. DUDE - a universal prevention program for non-suicidal self-injurious behavior in adolescence based on effective emotion regulation: study protocol of a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Trials [Internet]. 2022;23(1):97. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-021-05973-4
2021[ to top ]
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    Eder PA, Laux G, Rashid A, Kniess T, Haeusler KG, Shammas L, et al. Stroke Angel: Effect of Telemedical Prenotification on In-Hospital Delays and Systemic Thrombolysis in Acute Stroke Patients. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;50(4):420-8.
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    Seyhan M, Ungethüm K, Schuhmann MK, Mackenrodt D, Rücker V, Montellano FA, et al. Feasibility of platelet marker analysis in ischemic stroke patients and their association with one-year outcome. A pilot project within a subsample of the Stroke Induced Cardiac Failure in Mice and Men (SICFAIL) cohort study. Platelets [Internet]. 2021;33(5):772-80. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09537104.2021.2002834
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    Gágyor I, Greser A, Heuschmann P, Rücker V, Maun A, Bleidorn J, et al. REDuction of Antibiotic RESistance (REDARES) in urinary tract infections using treatments according to national clinical guidelines: study protocol for a pragmatic randomized controlled trial with a multimodal intervention in primary care. BMC Infect Dis. 2021;21(1):990.
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    Lehrieder D, Layer K, Müller HP, Rücker V, Kassubek J, Juettler E, et al. Association of Infarct Volume Before Hemicraniectomy and Outcome After Malignant Infarction. Neurology [Internet]. 2021;96(22):e2704. Available from: http://n.neurology.org/content/96/22/e2704.abstract
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    Eichner FA, Schwarzbach CJ, Keller M, Haeusler KG, Hamann GF, Sander D, et al. Trial design and pilot phase results of a cluster-randomised intervention trial to improve stroke care after hospital discharge – The structured ambulatory post-stroke care program (SANO). European Stroke Journal [Internet]. 2021;6(2):213-21. Available from: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2396987320910596
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    Vollmuth C, Miljukov O, Abu-Mugheisib M, Angermaier A, Barlinn J, Busetto L, et al. Impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic on stroke teleconsultations in Germany in the first half of 2020. European Journal of Neurology [Internet]. 2021;28(10):3267-78. Available from: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ene.14787
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    Heuschmann PU, Montellano FA, Ungethüm K, Rücker V, Wiedmann S, Mackenrodt D, et al. Prevalence and determinants of systolic and diastolic cardiac dysfunction and heart failure in acute ischemic stroke patients: The SICFAIL study. ESC Heart Failure [Internet]. 2021;8(2):1117-29. Available from: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ehf2.13145
2020[ to top ]
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    Rücker V, Heuschmann PU, O’Flaherty M, Weingärtner M, Hess M, Sedlak C, et al. Twenty-Year Time Trends in Long-Term Case-Fatality and Recurrence Rates After Ischemic Stroke Stratified by Etiology. Stroke [Internet]. 2020;51(9):2778-85. Available from: https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.029972
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    Engelhardt S, Wiedmann S, Rücker V, Kraft P, Mackenrodt D, Malzahn U, et al. [Development of a German telephone version of the IQCODE (The Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly) within a cohort of relatives of ischemic stroke patients]. Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr. 2020;88(11):698-703.
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    Gabriel KMA, Jírů-Hillmann S, Kraft P, Selig U, Rücker V, Mühler J, et al. Two years’ experience of implementing a comprehensive telemedical stroke network comprising in mainly rural region: the Transregional Network for Stroke Intervention with Telemedicine (TRANSIT-Stroke). BMC Neurol. 2020;20(1):104.
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    Haas K, Rücker V, Hermanek P, Misselwitz B, Berger K, Seidel G, et al. Association Between Adherence to Quality Indicators and 7-Day In-Hospital Mortality After Acute Ischemic Stroke. Stroke [Internet]. 2020;51(12):3664-72. Available from: https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.029968
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    Riegler C, Wiedmann S, Rücker V, Teismann H, Berger K, Störk S, et al. A self-administered version of the functioning assessment short test for Use in population-based studies: A pilot study. Clinical practice and epidemiology in mental health: CP & EMH. 2020;16:192-203.
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    Herrmann J, Adam EH, Notz Q, Helmer P, Sonntagbauer M, Ungemach-Papenberg P, et al. COVID-19 Induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome—A Multicenter Observational Study. Frontiers in Medicine [Internet]. 2020;7. Available from: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmed.2020.599533
2019[ to top ]
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    Dengler J, Rüfenacht D, Meyer B, Rohde V, Endres M, Lenga P, et al. Giant intracranial aneurysms: natural history and 1-year case fatality after endovascular or surgical treatment. J Neurosurg. 2019;134(1):49-57.
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    Hebestreit H, Hulzebos EHJ, Schneiderman JE, Karila C, Boas SR, Kriemler S, et al. Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Provides Additional Prognostic Information in Cystic Fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019;199(8):987-95.
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    Müller-Scholden L, Kirchhof J, Morbach C, Breunig M, Meijer R, Rücker V, et al. Segment-specific association of carotid-intima-media thickness with cardiovascular risk factors - findings from the STAAB cohort study. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2019;19(1):84.
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    Tiffe T, Morbach C, Rücker V, Gelbrich G, Wagner M, Faller H, et al. Impact of Patient Beliefs on Blood Pressure Control in the General Population: Findings from the Population-Based STAAB Cohort Study. Int J Hypertens. 2019;2019:9385397.
2018[ to top ]
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    Diederichs C, Neuhauser H, Rücker V, Busch MA, Keil U, Fitzgerald AP, et al. Predicted 10-year risk of cardiovascular mortality in the 40 to 69 year old general population without cardiovascular diseases in Germany. PLoS One. 2018;13(1):e0190441.
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    Rücker V, Wiedmann S, O’Flaherty M, Busch MA, Heuschmann PU. Decline in Regional Trends in Mortality of Stroke Subtypes in Germany From 1998 to 2015. Stroke. 2018;49(11):2577-83.
2017[ to top ]
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    Hillmann S, Wiedmann S, Rücker V, Berger K, Nabavi D, Bruder I, et al. Stroke unit care in germany: the german stroke registers study group (ADSR). BMC Neurol. 2017;17(1):49.
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    Kraft P, Hillmann S, Rücker V, Heuschmann PU. Telemedical strategies for the improvement of secondary prevention in patients with cerebrovascular events-A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Stroke. 2017;12(6):597-605.
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    Tiffe T, Wagner M, Rücker V, Morbach C, Gelbrich G, Störk S, et al. Control of cardiovascular risk factors and its determinants in the general population- findings from the STAAB cohort study. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2017;17(1):276.
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    Kraft P, Fleischer A, Wiedmann S, Rücker V, Mackenrodt D, Morbach C, et al. Feasibility and diagnostic accuracy of point-of-care handheld echocardiography in acute ischemic stroke patients - a pilot study. BMC Neurol. 2017;17(1):159.
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    Belling-Dierks F, Glaser K, Wirbelauer J, Rücker V, Frieauff E. Does rapid enteral feeding increase intestinal morbidity in very low birth weight infants? A retrospective analysis. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2017;30(22):2690-6.
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    Wagner M, Wanner C, Schich M, Kotseva K, Wood D, Hartmann K, et al. Patient’s and physician’s awareness of kidney disease in coronary heart disease patients - a cross-sectional analysis of the German subset of the EUROASPIRE IV survey. BMC Nephrol. 2017;18(1):321.
2016[ to top ]
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    Rasche L, Röllig C, Stuhler G, Danhof S, Mielke S, Grigoleit GU, et al. Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in Multiple Myeloma: Focus on Longitudinal Assessment of Donor Chimerism, Extramedullary Disease, and High-Risk Cytogenetic Features. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2016;22(11):1988-96.
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    Rücker V, Keil U, Fitzgerald AP, Malzahn U, Prugger C, Ertl G, et al. Predicting 10-Year Risk of Fatal Cardiovascular Disease in Germany: An Update Based on the SCORE-Deutschland Risk Charts. PLoS One. 2016;11(9):e0162188.
2015[ to top ]
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    Oezkur M, Wagner M, Weismann D, Krannich JH, Schimmer C, Riegler C, et al. Chronic hyperglycemia is associated with acute kidney injury in patients undergoing CABG surgery--a cohort study. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2015;15:41.