Federica Barzi

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Affiliation: The George Institute for International Health
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Imputations of missing values in practice: results from imputations of serum cholesterol in 28 cohort studies
    Federica Barzi
    The George Institute for International Health, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 160:34-45. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint A comparison of lipid variables as predictors of cardiovascular disease in the Asia Pacific region
    F Barzi
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
    Ann Epidemiol 15:405-13. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Analysis of the benefits of a Mediterranean diet in the GISSI-Prevenzione study: a case study in imputation of missing values from repeated measurements
    Federica Barzi
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Eur J Epidemiol 21:15-24. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Smoking, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in men in the Asia Pacific region
    Andre Pascal Kengne
    The George Institute for International Health, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Diabetes 1:173-81. 2009
  5. pmc The relationship between proteinuria and coronary risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Vlado Perkovic
    The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS Med 5:e207. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Do men and women respond differently to blood pressure-lowering treatment? Results of prospectively designed overviews of randomized trials
    Fiona Turnbull
    Blood Pressure Lowering Treatment Trialists Collaboration, The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Eur Heart J 29:2669-80. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Adult height and the risks of cardiovascular disease and major causes of death in the Asia-Pacific region: 21,000 deaths in 510,000 men and women
    Crystal Man Ying Lee
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Int J Epidemiol 38:1060-71. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Does sex matter in the associations between classic risk factors and fatal coronary heart disease in populations from the Asia-Pacific region?
    Rachel Huxley
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 14:820-8. 2005
  9. doi request reprint The effects of blood pressure reduction and of different blood pressure-lowering regimens on major cardiovascular events according to baseline blood pressure: meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Sebastien Czernichow
    The George Institute, Sydney, Australia
    J Hypertens 29:4-16. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Cigarette smoking, systolic blood pressure, and cardiovascular diseases in the Asia-Pacific region
    Koshi Nakamura
    Nutrition and Lifestyle Division, The George Institute for International Health, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
    Stroke 39:1694-702. 2008

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Publications48

  1. ncbi request reprint Imputations of missing values in practice: results from imputations of serum cholesterol in 28 cohort studies
    Federica Barzi
    The George Institute for International Health, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 160:34-45. 2004
    ..For two studies with over 60% missing values, no imputation method seemed to be satisfactory...
  2. ncbi request reprint A comparison of lipid variables as predictors of cardiovascular disease in the Asia Pacific region
    F Barzi
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
    Ann Epidemiol 15:405-13. 2005
    ..This analysis is a comparison of lipid variables as predictors of cardiovascular disease...
  3. ncbi request reprint Analysis of the benefits of a Mediterranean diet in the GISSI-Prevenzione study: a case study in imputation of missing values from repeated measurements
    Federica Barzi
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Eur J Epidemiol 21:15-24. 2006
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Smoking, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in men in the Asia Pacific region
    Andre Pascal Kengne
    The George Institute for International Health, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Diabetes 1:173-81. 2009
    ..To assess whether there is a statistical interaction between smoking and diabetes that is related to the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in men in the Asia Pacific region...
  5. pmc The relationship between proteinuria and coronary risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Vlado Perkovic
    The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS Med 5:e207. 2008
    ..We therefore undertook a systematic review of published cohort studies aiming to provide a reliable estimate of the strength of association between proteinuria and coronary heart disease...
  6. doi request reprint Do men and women respond differently to blood pressure-lowering treatment? Results of prospectively designed overviews of randomized trials
    Fiona Turnbull
    Blood Pressure Lowering Treatment Trialists Collaboration, The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Eur Heart J 29:2669-80. 2008
    ..The aims of these overview analyses were to quantify the effects of blood pressure-lowering treatment in each sex and to determine if there are important differences in the proportional benefits of treatment between men and women...
  7. ncbi request reprint Adult height and the risks of cardiovascular disease and major causes of death in the Asia-Pacific region: 21,000 deaths in 510,000 men and women
    Crystal Man Ying Lee
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Int J Epidemiol 38:1060-71. 2009
    ..We sought to determine the sex- and region-specific associations between height and cardiovascular outcomes, and deaths due to cancer, respiratory and injury in populations from the Asia-Pacific region...
  8. ncbi request reprint Does sex matter in the associations between classic risk factors and fatal coronary heart disease in populations from the Asia-Pacific region?
    Rachel Huxley
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 14:820-8. 2005
    ..Previous comparative studies have generally had insufficient numbers of women to quantify such differences reliably...
  9. doi request reprint The effects of blood pressure reduction and of different blood pressure-lowering regimens on major cardiovascular events according to baseline blood pressure: meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Sebastien Czernichow
    The George Institute, Sydney, Australia
    J Hypertens 29:4-16. 2011
    ..The objective was to compare the risk reductions achieved by different blood pressure-lowering regimens among individuals with different baseline blood pressures...
  10. doi request reprint Cigarette smoking, systolic blood pressure, and cardiovascular diseases in the Asia-Pacific region
    Koshi Nakamura
    Nutrition and Lifestyle Division, The George Institute for International Health, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
    Stroke 39:1694-702. 2008
    ..If these 2 risk factors have a synergistic impact on cardiovascular events, lowering BP and quitting smoking will contribute more to reducing CVD than would be expected from ignoring their interaction...
  11. ncbi request reprint The effect of modifiable risk factors on pancreatic cancer mortality in populations of the Asia-Pacific region
    Alireza Ansary-Moghaddam
    The George Institute, University of Sydney, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:2435-40. 2006
    ..Known risk factors are smoking and type 2 diabetes. It remains to be seen whether these risk factors are equally important in Asia and whether other modifiable risk factors have important associations with pancreatic cancer...
  12. doi request reprint Blood pressure is a major risk factor for renal death: an analysis of 560 352 participants from the Asia-Pacific region
    Conall M O'Seaghdha
    George Institute for International Health, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales 2050, Australia
    Hypertension 54:509-15. 2009
    ..10). The results were similar for cohorts in Asia and Australia. These results suggest that primary prevention strategies for renal disease should focus on individuals with elevated blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, and dyslipidemia...
  13. ncbi request reprint Impact of smoking and smoking cessation on lung cancer mortality in the Asia-Pacific region
    R Huxley
    Nutrition and Lifestyle Division, The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 165:1280-6. 2007
    ..These results suggest that tobacco control policies in Asia should not solely concentrate on preventing the uptake of smoking but also attend to cessation...
  14. doi request reprint A comparative analysis of risk factors and stroke risk for Asian and non-Asian men: the Asia Pacific cohort studies collaboration
    Karice K Hyun
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Int J Stroke 8:606-11. 2013
    ..The risk of stroke is high in men among both Asian and non-Asian populations, despite differences in risk factor profiles; whether risk factors act similarly in these populations is unknown...
  15. doi request reprint Coffee, decaffeinated coffee, and tea consumption in relation to incident type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review with meta-analysis
    Rachel Huxley
    The George Institute for International Health, The University of Sydney, Australia
    Arch Intern Med 169:2053-63. 2009
    ..Similar associations have also been reported for decaffeinated coffee and tea. We report herein the findings of meta-analyses for the association between coffee, decaffeinated coffee, and tea consumption with risk of diabetes...
  16. doi request reprint Association of smoking and smoking cessation with major causes of mortality in the Asia Pacific Region: the Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration
    F Barzi
    The George Institute for International Health, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    Tob Control 17:166-72. 2008
    ..We investigated the associations between smoking (including ex-smoking) and major causes of mortality in Asian men and women, and compared with Australians and New Zealanders (ANZ)...
  17. ncbi request reprint The association of knowledge, attitudes and behaviours related to salt with 24-hour urinary sodium excretion
    Mary Anne Land
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, Camperdown, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:47. 2014
    ..Understanding the association between salt consumption levels and knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards salt should provide insight into the likely effectiveness of education-based programs...
  18. doi request reprint Improved survival in cystic fibrosis patients diagnosed by newborn screening compared to a historical cohort from the same centre
    F Nicole Dijk
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 96:1118-23. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether early diagnosis and treatment of CF with NBS in New South Wales in 1981 led to better clinical outcomes and survival into early adulthood...
  19. doi request reprint Functional and cosmetic outcome of full- versus split-thickness skin grafts in pediatric palmar surface burns: a prospective, independent evaluation
    Queenie E Chan
    Children s Hospital at Westmead Burns Research Institute and Burns Unit, Douglas Cohen Department of Paediatric Surgery and Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Burn Care Res 34:232-6. 2013
    ..These data suggest an improved outcome in children with deep palm burns after FTSG, although with the exception of scar pliability these differences were small...
  20. pmc Excess risk of fatal coronary heart disease associated with diabetes in men and women: meta-analysis of 37 prospective cohort studies
    Rachel Huxley
    George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    BMJ 332:73-8. 2006
    ..To estimate the relative risk for fatal coronary heart disease associated with diabetes in men and women...
  21. ncbi request reprint Serum triglycerides as a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases in the Asia-Pacific region
    A Patel
    Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration Secretariat, The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Rd, Camperdown, Sydney NSW 2050, Australia
    Circulation 110:2678-86. 2004
    ..The importance of serum triglyceride levels as a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases is uncertain...
  22. pmc Type-II diabetes and pancreatic cancer: a meta-analysis of 36 studies
    R Huxley
    The George Institute for International Health, The University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, Sydney NSW 2050, Australia
    Br J Cancer 92:2076-83. 2005
    ..1 vs 1.5; P=0.005). These results support a modest causal association between type-II diabetes and pancreatic cancer...
  23. ncbi request reprint Smoking, quitting, and the risk of cardiovascular disease among women and men in the Asia-Pacific region
    M Woodward
    The George Institute for International Health, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Int J Epidemiol 34:1036-45. 2005
    ..This may have contributed to the high prevalence of smoking, and the low quitting rates, in Asian men. Worldwide, smoking rates are increasing for women, amongst whom cardiovascular awareness is relatively poor...
  24. ncbi request reprint Cohort profile: the Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration
    M Woodward
    The George Institute, University of Sydney, Australia
    Int J Epidemiol 35:1412-6. 2006
  25. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of chronic kidney disease in Thailand
    V Perkovic
    George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Kidney Int 73:473-9. 2008
    ..This high prevalence of chronic kidney disease in Thailand has obvious implications for the health of its citizens and for the allocation of health-care resources...
  26. ncbi request reprint A comparison of the associations between risk factors and cardiovascular disease in Asia and Australasia
    M Woodward
    The George Institute for International Health, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 12:484-91. 2005
    ..Previously, a lack of prospective data has prevented the reliable quantification of such differences, which, if they were shown to exist, would suggest that novel cardiovascular prevention and treatment strategies are required for Asia...
  27. doi request reprint Nutritional rehabilitation increases the resting energy expenditure of malnourished children with severe cerebral palsy
    Fiona E Arrowsmith
    University of Sydney at The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    Dev Med Child Neurol 54:170-5. 2012
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  28. doi request reprint Proteinuria and stroke: a meta-analysis of cohort studies
    Toshiharu Ninomiya
    The George Institute for International Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Kidney Dis 53:417-25. 2009
    ..We undertook a meta-analysis of published cohort studies to provide a reliable estimate of the strength of association between proteinuria and risk of stroke...
  29. doi request reprint Nutrient content of products served by leading Australian fast food chains
    Elizabeth Dunford
    The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Appetite 55:484-9. 2010
    ..Even small improvements in composition could produce important health gains if implemented across all product categories by all companies in unison...
  30. ncbi request reprint Ethnic comparisons of obesity in the Asia-Pacific region: protocol for a collaborative overview of cross-sectional studies
    Rachel Huxley
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    Obes Rev 6:193-8. 2005
    ..It will also provide a strong evidence base upon which to define ethnic-specific cut-points for overweight and obesity...
  31. pmc Cost-effectiveness of reducing salt intake in the Pacific Islands: protocol for a before and after intervention study
    Jacqui Webster
    George Institute For Global Health, affiliated with the University of Sydney, Level 10, King George V Building, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales 2050, Australia
    BMC Public Health 14:107. 2014
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Predictors of remission and relapse in idiopathic nephrotic syndrome: a prospective cohort study
    Premala Sureshkumar
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, Sydney, NSW 2145, Australia
    Pediatr Nephrol 29:1039-46. 2014
    ..Although most children with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome will respond to corticosteroid therapy, 80-90 % suffer one or more relapses...
  33. doi request reprint Burn size estimation in children: still a problem
    Queenie E Chan
    Douglas Cohen Department of Paediatric Surgery, The Children s Hospital Burns Research Institute, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 24:181-6. 2012
    ..Although recent data suggest some improvement in the estimation of burn injury in adults, this has not been shown in children...
  34. doi request reprint Chemoprophylaxis of neonatal fungal infections in very low birthweight infants: efficacy and safety of fluconazole and nystatin
    Christopher C Blyth
    School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 48:846-51. 2012
    ..To review the use of antifungal chemoprophylaxis to prevent neonatal invasive fungal infections (IFI) in very low birthweight infants (VLBW <1500 g)...
  35. doi request reprint Vitamin d and tuberculosis status in refugee children
    Kara Gray
    Department of Child Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:521-3. 2012
    ..Vitamin D values were significantly lower in latent TB (n = 81) and TB infection (n = 11) than in children without TB (n = 236). We conclude that refugee children with TB have reduced vitamin D levels...
  36. doi request reprint The effects of a reduced-sodium, high-potassium salt substitute on food taste and acceptability in rural northern China
    Nicole Li
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Camperdown, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    Br J Nutr 101:1088-93. 2009
    ..Possible small differences in flavour did not importantly deter the use of the salt substitute in this study group, although the acceptability of the salt substitute by a more general population group would need to be confirmed...
  37. doi request reprint Just add a pinch of salt!--current directions for the use of salt in recipes in Australian magazines
    Jacqui Webster
    The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, Australia
    Eur J Public Health 20:96-9. 2010
    ..The aim of this project was to summarize directions for salt use in recipes in leading Australian magazines...
  38. doi request reprint Efficacy of weight loss drugs on obesity and cardiovascular risk factors in obese adolescents: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    S Czernichow
    The George Institute for International Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Obes Rev 11:150-8. 2010
    ..32 kg; I(2) = 38%). There was little evidence that treatment was associated with adverse effects on cardiovascular risk factors but this requires verification from future large trials with longer study follow-up...
  39. doi request reprint Ethnic comparisons of the cross-sectional relationships between measures of body size with diabetes and hypertension
    R Huxley
    The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Obes Rev 9:53-61. 2008
    ....
  40. doi request reprint The discrimination of dyslipidaemia using anthropometric measures in ethnically diverse populations of the Asia-Pacific Region: the Obesity in Asia Collaboration
    F Barzi
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Obes Rev 11:127-36. 2010
    ..WHR cut-points of 0.8 for women and 0.9 for men are optimal for discriminating those individuals likely to have adverse lipid profiles and in need of further clinical assessment...
  41. pmc Effects of different regimens to lower blood pressure on major cardiovascular events in older and younger adults: meta-analysis of randomised trials
    F Turnbull
    George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    BMJ 336:1121-3. 2008
    ..To quantify the relative risk reductions achieved with different regimens to lower blood pressure in younger and older adults...
  42. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors of peripheral arterial disease in a selected Thai population
    Piyamitr Sritara
    Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Angiology 58:572-8. 2007
    ..41), and overweight (body mass index [BMI] > 25 kg/m( 2), OR = 0.54) to be significant (P < .05) predictors of PAD. The prevalence of PAD in urban, middle-class Thais was similar to that in the population in developed countries...
  43. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption and the risk of diabetes by body mass index levels in a cohort of 5,636 Japanese
    Makoto Watanabe
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta tsukinowa cho, Otsu shi, Shiga ken 520 2192, Japan
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 57:191-7. 2002
    ..A tendency for an association of alcohol consumption with a decreased risk of diabetes among high-BMI individuals was noted, although without statistical significance...
  44. ncbi request reprint Associations between high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and both stroke and coronary heart disease in the Asia Pacific region
    Mark Woodward
    Eur Heart J 28:2653-60. 2007
    ..The inverse relationship between high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and coronary heart disease (CHD) is well established. Questions remain about the association between HDL cholesterol and stroke, particularly for stroke subtypes...
  45. doi request reprint Associations between serum lipids and causes of mortality in a cohort of 3,499 urban Thais: The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) study
    Piyamitr Sritara
    Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Angiology 58:757-63. 2007
    ..Health promotion programs to improve lipid profiles, such as effective exercise campaigns and dietary advice, are required to increase HDL-C and to help prevent CVD and premature death in Thailand...
  46. ncbi request reprint Waist circumference thresholds provide an accurate and widely applicable method for the discrimination of diabetes
    Rachel Huxley
    Diabetes Care 30:3116-8. 2007
  47. ncbi request reprint Abdominal obesity and coronary heart disease in Thai men
    Wichai Aekplakorn
    Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1036-42. 2007
    ..To determine the association of four simple anthropometric indices with coronary heart disease (CHD) in Thai men, and to determine the optimal cut-off points for each index in the prediction of CHD...
  48. ncbi request reprint Early protection against sudden death by n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids after myocardial infarction: time-course analysis of the results of the Gruppo Italiano per lo Studio della Sopravvivenza nell'Infarto Miocardico (GISSI)-Prevenzione
    Roberto Marchioli
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Epidemiology, Consorzio Mario Negri Sud, Santa Maria Imbaro, Chieti, Italy
    Circulation 105:1897-903. 2002
    ..Our purpose was to assess the time course of the benefit of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) on mortality documented by the GISSI-Prevenzione trial in patients surviving a recent (<3 months) myocardial infarction...