Mark Woodward

Summary

Affiliation: The George Institute for International Health
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi 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
  2. ncbi 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
  3. ncbi Efficacy and safety of routine blood pressure lowering in older patients with diabetes: results from the ADVANCE trial
    Toshiharu Ninomiya
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Hypertens 28:1141-9. 2010
  4. pmc Elevated osteoprotegerin is associated with abnormal ankle brachial indices in patients infected with HIV: a cross-sectional study
    James J Jang
    Zena and Michael A Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and Marie Joseìe and Henry R Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    J Int AIDS Soc 13:12. 2010
  5. pmc The prognostic value of adipose tissue fatty acids for incident cardiovascular disease: results from 3944 subjects in the Scottish Heart Health Extended Cohort Study
    Mark Woodward
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Institute of Cardiovascular Research, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Eur Heart J 32:1416-23. 2011
  6. doi Elevated total cholesterol: its prevalence and population attributable fraction for mortality from coronary heart disease and ischaemic stroke in the Asia-Pacific region
    Mark Woodward
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 15:397-401. 2008
  7. doi The metabolic syndrome is not a sensible tool for predicting the risk of coronary heart disease
    Mark Woodward
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, University of Dundee, Scotland
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 16:210-4. 2009
  8. doi Migraine and the risk of coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke in women
    Mark Woodward
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Place, Box 1087, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Womens Health (Lond Engl) 5:69-77. 2009
  9. pmc Combined effects of routine blood pressure lowering and intensive glucose control on macrovascular and microvascular outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes: New results from the ADVANCE trial
    Sophia Zoungas
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Diabetes Care 32:2068-74. 2009
  10. pmc Lowering blood pressure reduces renal events in type 2 diabetes
    Bastiaan E De Galan
    George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Am Soc Nephrol 20:883-92. 2009

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  1. ncbi 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...
  2. ncbi 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...
  3. ncbi Efficacy and safety of routine blood pressure lowering in older patients with diabetes: results from the ADVANCE trial
    Toshiharu Ninomiya
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Hypertens 28:1141-9. 2010
    ....
  4. pmc Elevated osteoprotegerin is associated with abnormal ankle brachial indices in patients infected with HIV: a cross-sectional study
    James J Jang
    Zena and Michael A Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and Marie Joseìe and Henry R Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    J Int AIDS Soc 13:12. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether PAD is prevalent in an HIV-infected population, and to identify an association with HIV-specific and traditional cardiovascular risk factors, as well as levels of osteoprotegerin...
  5. pmc The prognostic value of adipose tissue fatty acids for incident cardiovascular disease: results from 3944 subjects in the Scottish Heart Health Extended Cohort Study
    Mark Woodward
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Institute of Cardiovascular Research, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Eur Heart J 32:1416-23. 2011
    ....
  6. doi Elevated total cholesterol: its prevalence and population attributable fraction for mortality from coronary heart disease and ischaemic stroke in the Asia-Pacific region
    Mark Woodward
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 15:397-401. 2008
    ..About half of the world's cases of cardiovascular disease occur in the Asia-Pacific region. The contribution of serum total cholesterol (TC) to this burden is poorly quantified...
  7. doi The metabolic syndrome is not a sensible tool for predicting the risk of coronary heart disease
    Mark Woodward
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, University of Dundee, Scotland
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 16:210-4. 2009
    ..The metabolic syndrome (MS) is a popularly used risk marker for coronary heart disease (CHD), yet its utility is in doubt...
  8. doi Migraine and the risk of coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke in women
    Mark Woodward
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Place, Box 1087, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Womens Health (Lond Engl) 5:69-77. 2009
    ..It would be prudent for women who suffer migraine with aura to seek medical advice and consider lifestyle changes in order to improve their cardiovascular risk profile...
  9. pmc Combined effects of routine blood pressure lowering and intensive glucose control on macrovascular and microvascular outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes: New results from the ADVANCE trial
    Sophia Zoungas
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Diabetes Care 32:2068-74. 2009
    ..To assess the magnitude and independence of the effects of routine blood pressure lowering and intensive glucose control on clinical outcomes in patients with long-standing type 2 diabetes...
  10. pmc Lowering blood pressure reduces renal events in type 2 diabetes
    Bastiaan E De Galan
    George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Am Soc Nephrol 20:883-92. 2009
    ..We could not identify a BP threshold below which renal benefit is lost...
  11. doi Effects of prehypertension and hypertension subtype on cardiovascular disease in the Asia-Pacific Region
    Hisatomi Arima
    George Institute For Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Hypertension 59:1118-23. 2012
    ..In the Asia-Pacific region, prehypertension and all hypertension subtypes, including IDH, thus clearly predicted increased risks of CVD...
  12. doi 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...
  13. doi Impact of blood pressure lowering on cardiovascular outcomes in normal weight, overweight, and obese individuals: the Perindopril Protection Against Recurrent Stroke Study trial
    Sebastien Czernichow
    George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Hypertension 55:1193-8. 2010
    ..However, the greater baseline level of cardiovascular risk in those with higher body mass index meant that these patients obtained the greatest benefit...
  14. doi 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...
  15. doi Contemporary model for cardiovascular risk prediction in people with type 2 diabetes
    Andre Pascal Kengne
    The George Institute for International Health, The University of Sydney, Australia
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 18:393-8. 2011
    ..This report presents a contemporary model for predicting cardiovascular risk in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
  16. doi Perindopril-based blood pressure lowering reduces major vascular events in Asian and Western participants with cerebrovascular disease: the PROGRESS trial
    Hisatomi Arima
    The George Institute for International Health, The University of Sydney and The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Australia
    J Hypertens 28:395-400. 2010
    ..To assess the benefits of blood pressure (BP) lowering on vascular events separately for Asian and for Western participants with particular emphasis on stroke subtypes and cardiac outcomes...
  17. doi Effects of perindopril-based lowering of blood pressure on intracerebral hemorrhage related to amyloid angiopathy: the PROGRESS trial
    Hisatomi Arima
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney and The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Stroke 41:394-6. 2010
    ..The objective is to determine whether lowering of blood pressure (BP) provides protection for this high-risk patient group...
  18. ncbi Associations of inflammatory and hemostatic variables with the risk of recurrent stroke
    Mark Woodward
    George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    Stroke 36:2143-7. 2005
    ..Little has been published on the associations of these variables with recurrent stroke. We studied such associations in a nested case-control study derived from the Perindopril Protection Against Recurrent Stroke Study (PROGRESS)...
  19. doi 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...
  20. doi Blood pressure variables and cardiovascular risk: new findings from ADVANCE
    Andre Pascal Kengne
    ADVANCE Collaborative Group, The George Institute for International Health, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, Sydney NSW 2050, Australia
    Hypertension 54:399-404. 2009
    ..However, SBP may be the simplest and most useful predictor across a wider range of age groups and populations...
  21. doi Effects of blood pressure lowering on cardiovascular outcomes in different cardiovascular risk groups among participants with type 2 diabetes
    Susan van Dieren
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 98:83-90. 2012
    ..To asses differences in treatment effects of a fixed combination of perindopril-indapamide on major clinical outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes across subgroups of cardiovascular risk...
  22. doi Severe hypoglycemia and risks of vascular events and death
    Sophia Zoungas
    George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    N Engl J Med 363:1410-8. 2010
    ..We analyzed data from a large study of intensive glucose lowering to explore the relationship between severe hypoglycemia and adverse clinical outcomes...
  23. doi The metabolic syndrome identifies a heterogeneous group of metabolic component combinations in the Asia-Pacific region
    Crystal Man Ying Lee
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 81:377-80. 2008
    ..To compare the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) by combinations of MetS components derived from the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III (ATPIII) and International Diabetes Federation (IDF) definitions...
  24. doi Comparison of waist-to-hip ratio and other obesity indices as predictors of cardiovascular disease risk in people with type-2 diabetes: a prospective cohort study from ADVANCE
    Sebastien Czernichow
    The George Institute for International Health, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 18:312-9. 2011
    ....
  25. pmc Smoking and the risk of upper aero digestive tract cancers for men and women in the Asia-Pacific region
    Alireza Ansary-Moghaddam
    The Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration, Mount Sinai Medical School, One Gustave L Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:1358-70. 2009
    ..36 (1.76 - 3.16), adjusted for age and alcohol drinking. Tobacco control policies are urgently required in Asia to prevent millions of deaths from UADTC that smoking will otherwise cause...
  26. doi Does fibrinogen add to prediction of cardiovascular disease? Results from the Scottish Heart Health Extended Cohort Study
    Mark Woodward
    Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical School, New York, NY, USA
    Br J Haematol 146:442-6. 2009
    ..We conclude that the added value of fibrinogen to two currently used risk scores is low; hence population screening with fibrinogen for this purpose is unlikely to be clinically useful or cost-effective...
  27. doi Risks of cardiovascular events and effects of routine blood pressure lowering among patients with type 2 diabetes and atrial fibrillation: results of the ADVANCE study
    Xin Du
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Level 10, King George V Building, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, Camperdown, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    Eur Heart J 30:1128-35. 2009
    ....
  28. doi Intensive glucose control improves kidney outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes
    Vlado Perkovic
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Kidney Int 83:517-23. 2013
    ..Thus, improved glucose control will improve major kidney outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes...
  29. doi Does body mass index impact on the relationship between systolic blood pressure and cardiovascular disease?: meta-analysis of 419 488 individuals from the Asia pacific cohort studies collaboration
    Rumi Tsukinoki
    Professorial Unit, The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, NSW 2050, Australia
    Stroke 43:1478-83. 2012
    ..Elevated blood pressure and excess body mass index (BMI) are established risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) but controversy exists as to whether, and how, they interact...
  30. doi Obesity and liver cancer mortality in Asia: The Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration
    G David Batty
    Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Cancer Epidemiol 33:469-72. 2009
    ..BMI, whether categorised according to current guidelines for Asian groups or World Health Organisation recommendations, was not associated with liver cancer in any of our analyses...
  31. doi Combined role of reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate and microalbuminuria on the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease
    Usman Baber
    Zena and Michael A Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and Marie Josee and Henry R Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    Am J Cardiol 104:1446-51. 2009
    ..29), and 2.26 (95% confidence interval 1.30 to 3.94), respectively. In conclusion, the coexistence of MA and reduced eGFR was associated with a high prevalence of PAD and might be useful in identifying patients with vascular disease...
  32. ncbi Prior events predict cerebrovascular and coronary outcomes in the PROGRESS trial
    Hisatomi Arima
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    Stroke 37:1497-502. 2006
    ..We examined the relationship between initial event and various types of further vascular outcomes and associated effects of blood pressure (BP)-lowering...
  33. doi Diabetes, body mass index and the excess risk of coronary heart disease, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in the Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration
    Yoshitaka Murakami
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Prev Med 54:38-41. 2012
    ..To examine the effects of diabetes on coronary heart disease, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and cardiovascular disease according to category of body mass index...
  34. pmc Does glycemic control offer similar benefits among patients with diabetes in different regions of the world? Results from the ADVANCE trial
    Mark Woodward
    The George Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Diabetes Care 34:2491-5. 2011
    ..We examined whether the effects of intensive glycemic control on major outcomes in ADVANCE differ between participants from Asia, established market economies (EMEs), and eastern Europe...
  35. ncbi Phone use and crashes while driving: A representative survey of drivers in two Australian states
    Suzanne P McEvoy
    The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 185:630-4. 2006
    ..To explore the use and effects of using mobile phones while driving...
  36. doi The epidemiology of stroke amongst women in the Asia-Pacific region
    Mark Woodward
    The George Institute, University of Sydney, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Womens Health (Lond Engl) 7:305-17. 2011
    ..Smoking was also an important risk factor for IS and HS; risk was reduced by quitting...
  37. doi 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...
  38. ncbi Lower target blood pressures are safe and effective for the prevention of recurrent stroke: the PROGRESS trial
    Hisatomi Arima
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Hypertens 24:1201-8. 2006
    ..To explore the likely optimum blood pressure (BP) level for patients with a history of cerebrovascular disease...
  39. ncbi The association between homocysteine and myocardial infarction is independent of age, sex, blood pressure, cholesterol, smoking and markers of inflammation: the Glasgow Myocardial Infarction Study
    Mark Woodward
    The George Institute, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia, and Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Division of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 17:1-5. 2006
    ..01-1.24) after the full adjustment. CONCLUSION: This study suggests that homocysteine has an effect on cardiovascular risk over and above that of inflammatory markers and the major cardiovascular risk factors...
  40. doi Effects of a fixed combination of perindopril and indapamide in patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease
    Hiddo J Lambers Heerspink
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Missenden Road, Camperdown, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    Eur Heart J 31:2888-96. 2010
    ..In these analyses of the ADVANCE trial, we assessed the effects of a fixed combination of perindopril-indapamide on renal and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes according to baseline CKD stage...
  41. pmc Effects of the endpoint adjudication process on the results of a randomised controlled trial: the ADVANCE trial
    Jun Hata
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e55807. 2013
    ..The aim of the present analysis is to assess the effects of the endpoint adjudication process on the main findings of the ADVANCE trial (Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00145925)...
  42. pmc Resting heart rate and the risk of microvascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Graham S Hillis
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    J Am Heart Assoc 1:e002832. 2012
    ..The present study tests the hypothesis that a higher resting heart rate is associated with an increased incidence and a greater progression of microvascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
  43. doi Effects of the end point adjudication process on the results of the Perindopril Protection Against Recurrent Stroke Study (PROGRESS)
    Toshiharu Ninomiya
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Stroke 40:2111-5. 2009
    ..End point adjudication committees (EPAC) are widely used in large-scale clinical trials to ensure the robustness of diagnosis for end points...
  44. ncbi The contribution of passengers versus mobile phone use to motor vehicle crashes resulting in hospital attendance by the driver
    Suzanne P McEvoy
    The George Institute for International Health, The University of Sydney, PO Box M201 Missenden Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2050, Australia
    Accid Anal Prev 39:1170-6. 2007
    ..Further research is needed to investigate the factors underlying the increased risks...
  45. ncbi 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...
  46. doi Circulating bone morphogenetic protein-7 and transforming growth factor-β1 are better predictors of renal end points in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Muh Geot Wong
    Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Kidney Int 83:278-84. 2013
    ..94 (significantly higher to conventional predictors). Thus, our results suggest these novel kidney markers are better predictors of renal progression than the conventional predictors in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
  47. doi Rapid blood-pressure lowering in patients with acute intracerebral hemorrhage
    Craig S Anderson
    George Institute For Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    N Engl J Med 368:2355-65. 2013
    ..Whether rapid lowering of elevated blood pressure would improve the outcome in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage is not known...
  48. doi Safety and efficacy of dalcetrapib on atherosclerotic disease using novel non-invasive multimodality imaging (dal-PLAQUE): a randomised clinical trial
    Zahi A Fayad
    Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute and Department of Radiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Lancet 378:1547-59. 2011
    ..dal-PLAQUE is the first multicentre study using novel non-invasive multimodality imaging to assess structural and inflammatory indices of atherosclerosis as primary endpoints...
  49. ncbi Perindopril-based blood pressure-lowering reduces major vascular events in patients with atrial fibrillation and prior stroke or transient ischemic attack
    Hisatomi Arima
    George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    Stroke 36:2164-9. 2005
    ..The primary objective here is to determine whether routine blood pressure-lowering provides additional protection for this high-risk patient group...
  50. pmc Cardiovascular magnetic resonance parameters of atherosclerotic plaque burden improve discrimination of prior major adverse cardiovascular events
    Venkatesh Mani
    Imaging Science Laboratories Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute, Department of Radiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 11:10. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine if patients with traditional risk factors and prior MACE had increased cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) plaque burden measures compared to patients with risk factors but no prior events...
  51. pmc Predictors of nonadherence to statins: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Devin M Mann
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 44:1410-21. 2010
    ..Nonadherence to statins limits the benefits of this common drug class. Individual studies assessing predictors of nonadherence have produced inconsistent results...
  52. doi Rationale and design of dal-PLAQUE: a study assessing efficacy and safety of dalcetrapib on progression or regression of atherosclerosis using magnetic resonance imaging and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography
    Zahi A Fayad
    Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Am Heart J 162:214-221.e2. 2011
    ..Results are expected in 2011...
  53. doi Do inflammatory biomarkers add to the discrimination of cardiovascular disease after allowing for social deprivation? Results from a 10-year cohort study in Glasgow, Scotland
    Mark Woodward
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Eur Heart J 31:2669-75. 2010
    ..To assess the additional discriminative value of adding each of five inflammatory biomarkers to the ASSIGN risk score, which includes social deprivation...
  54. doi Sleep-deprived young drivers and the risk for crash: the DRIVE prospective cohort study
    Alexandra L C Martiniuk
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    JAMA Pediatr 167:647-55. 2013
    ..Short sleep duration is common in adolescents and young adults, and short sleep duration is a risk factor for motor vehicle crash...
  55. ncbi Prevalence of diabetes mellitus and population attributable fractions for coronary heart disease and stroke mortality in the WHO South-East Asia and Western Pacific regions
    Crystal Man Ying Lee
    The George Institute for International Health, PO Box M 201, Missenden Road, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:187-92. 2007
    ..Accurate estimates of the prevalence of diabetes are of great importance and standard methods are needed for periodic surveillance across the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere...
  56. doi The impact of dietary and lifestyle risk factors on risk of colorectal cancer: a quantitative overview of the epidemiological evidence
    Rachel R Huxley
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Cancer 125:171-80. 2009
    ....
  57. doi Comparisons of metabolic syndrome definitions in four populations of the Asia-Pacific region
    Crystal Man Ying Lee
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Metab Syndr Relat Disord 6:37-46. 2008
    ..To compare the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) by four MetS definitions in four Asia-Pacific populations, and to compare the prevalence of individual metabolic components...
  58. ncbi Unlicensed drivers and car crash injury
    Stephanie Blows
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Traffic Inj Prev 6:230-4. 2005
    ..We examined the association between unlicensed driving and car crash injury using data from a population-based case control study...
  59. pmc Safety and efficacy of routine postoperative ibuprofen for pain and disability related to ectopic bone formation after hip replacement surgery (HIPAID): randomised controlled trial
    Marlene Fransen
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    BMJ 333:519. 2006
    ..To determine the benefits and risks of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) as prophylaxis for ectopic bone formation in patients undergoing total hip replacement (or revision) surgery...
  60. ncbi The prevalence of, and factors associated with, serious crashes involving a distracting activity
    Suzanne P McEvoy
    The George Institute for International Health, The University of Sydney, P O Box M201 Missenden Rd, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    Accid Anal Prev 39:475-82. 2007
    ..g. those requiring a driver to maintain proper control of a vehicle), and progress on engineering initiatives (such as collision warning systems) are needed to reduce injury...
  61. pmc Adding social deprivation and family history to cardiovascular risk assessment: the ASSIGN score from the Scottish Heart Health Extended Cohort (SHHEC)
    Mark Woodward
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Cardiovascular Research, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland, UK
    Heart 93:172-6. 2007
    ..To improve equity in cardiovascular disease prevention by developing a cardiovascular risk score including social deprivation and family history...
  62. ncbi 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...
  63. pmc Effects of sevelamer on HbA1c, inflammation, and advanced glycation end products in diabetic kidney disease
    Helen Vlassara
    Division of Experimental Diabetes and Aging, Department of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 7:934-42. 2012
    ....
  64. ncbi Socioeconomic impact of cancer in member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): the ACTION study protocol
    Merel Kimman
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 13:421-5. 2012
    ....
  65. doi Higher-than-optimal body mass index and diabetes mortality in the Asia Pacific region
    Alexandra L C Martiniuk
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 94:471-6. 2011
    ..To estimate the population attributable fraction (PAF) of elevated body mass index (BMI) for diabetes mortality by country, sex and age group, for the Western Pacific and South-East Asia regions...
  66. doi 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...
  67. ncbi 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
    ....
  68. ncbi Does sticky blood predict a sticky end? Associations of blood viscosity, haematocrit and fibrinogen with mortality in the West of Scotland
    Mark Woodward
    Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    Br J Haematol 122:645-50. 2003
    ..However, the significance of this association, and the extent to which viscosity is associated with mortality, remain to be established in larger studies and meta-analyses...
  69. doi Effectiveness of blood pressure lowering: evidence-based comparisons between men and women
    Fiona Turnbull
    Population Health Research, Cardiovascular Division, The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, Australia
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 8:199-209. 2010
    ..Underestimation of cardiovascular risk and supoptimal therapy are more likely to account for poorer outcomes among women. These differences highlight the importance of global initiatives such as 'Go Red for Women'...
  70. doi Indices of abdominal obesity are better discriminators of cardiovascular risk factors than BMI: a meta-analysis
    Crystal Man Ying Lee
    Nutrition and Lifestyle Division, The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, PO Box M 201, Missenden Road, Sydney NSW 2050, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:646-53. 2008
    ..To determine which simple index of overweight and obesity is the best discriminator of cardiovascular risk factors...
  71. pmc Novice drivers' risky driving behavior, risk perception, and crash risk: findings from the DRIVE study
    Rebecca Ivers
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Public Health 99:1638-44. 2009
    ..We explored the risky driving behaviors and risk perceptions of a cohort of young novice drivers and sought to determine their associations with crash risk...
  72. pmc Pattern of declining blood pressure across replicate population surveys of the WHO MONICA project, mid-1980s to mid-1990s, and the role of medication
    Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Cardiovascular Research, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee DD1 9SY
    BMJ 332:629-35. 2006
    ..We tested whether pooled results would show mean change associated with decline in high readings only, resulting from better antihypertensive medication, or with similar falls in low, middle, and high readings, implying other causes...
  73. ncbi Serum lipid levels and the prevalence of dyslipidaemia among rural and urban Thai adults--are the NCEP III guidelines appropriate?
    Anushka Patel
    George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    J Med Assoc Thai 88:1242-50. 2005
    ..Urgent strategies are required to prevent increasing levels of dyslipidaemia in Thailand, as well as to develop and promulgate treatment guidelines that incorporate locally-relevant risk prediction functions...
  74. ncbi Obesity and risk of colorectal cancer: a meta-analysis of 31 studies with 70,000 events
    Alireza Ansary Moghaddam
    The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:2533-47. 2007
    ..Previous reviews have suggested that obesity may be associated with 30% to 60% greater risk of colorectal cancer, but little consideration was given to the possible effect of publication bias on the reported association...
  75. ncbi Plasma lipids predict myocardial infarction, but not stroke, in patients with established cerebrovascular disease
    Anushka Patel
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    Eur Heart J 26:1910-5. 2005
    ..To evaluate the role of plasma lipids in recurrent vascular events, including stroke, among individuals with established cerebrovascular disease...
  76. doi Does interleukin-18 or tumour necrosis factor-alpha have an independent association with the risk of coronary heart disease? Results from a prospective study in New Zealand
    Paul Welsh
    University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Cytokine 50:94-8. 2010
    ..We aimed to extend data on their relationships to the risk of CHD in generally healthy populations...
  77. doi Does psychological distress increase the risk for motor vehicle crashes in young people? findings from the DRIVE study
    Alexandra L C Martiniuk
    The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, Australia
    J Adolesc Health 47:488-95. 2010
    ..This study aimed to assess the relationship between psychological distress and risk of motor vehicle crashes...
  78. doi Diabetes. Insights from the extended follow-up of the ACCORD trial
    Sophia Zoungas
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Sydney, Australia
    Nat Rev Cardiol 8:308-10. 2011
    ..These data add to existing knowledge on the benefits of glycemic control in this patient population...
  79. ncbi Measurement of plasma viscosity in stored frozen samples: a general population study
    Mark Woodward
    Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 14:417-20. 2003
    ..824, standard error = 0.021). We conclude that frozen samples are acceptable for epidemiological studies of plasma viscosity, which should increase their utilization...
  80. ncbi Burden of lung cancer deaths due to smoking for men and women in the WHO Western Pacific and South East Asian regions
    Alexandra Martiniuk
    The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, Australia
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 11:67-72. 2010
    ..Eighty percent of all smokers live in low and middle-income countries of the Asia Pacific region but actual estimates of the burden of disease due to smoking in the region have yet to be quantified...
  81. ncbi Effects of blood pressure lowering with perindopril and indapamide therapy on dementia and cognitive decline in patients with cerebrovascular disease
    Christophe Tzourio
    PROGRESS Collaborative Group c o Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, PO Box 576, Newtown, Sydney, NSW 2042, Australia
    Arch Intern Med 163:1069-75. 2003
    ..This study aimed to determine whether blood pressure lowering would reduce the risks of dementia and cognitive decline among individuals with cerebrovascular disease...
  82. pmc Role of mobile phones in motor vehicle crashes resulting in hospital attendance: a case-crossover study
    Suzanne P McEvoy
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    BMJ 331:428. 2005
    ..To explore the effect of drivers' use of mobile (cell) phones on road safety...
  83. ncbi 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...
  84. ncbi Risk factors associated with the transition from acute to chronic occupational back pain
    Marlene Fransen
    Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:92-8. 2002
    ..Information obtained at the time of the initial claim was linked to compensation status (still claiming or not claiming) 3 months later...
  85. ncbi Marijuana use and car crash injury
    Stephanie Blows
    The George Institute for International Health, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Addiction 100:605-11. 2005
    ..To investigate the relationship between marijuana use prior to driving, habitual marijuana use and car crash injury...
  86. ncbi C-reactive protein: associations with haematological variables, cardiovascular risk factors and prevalent cardiovascular disease
    Mark Woodward
    Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    Br J Haematol 122:135-41. 2003
    ....
  87. ncbi Contribution of contemporaneous risk factors to social inequality in coronary heart disease and all causes mortality
    Mark Woodward
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, University of Dundee, Scotland
    Prev Med 36:561-8. 2003
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  88. ncbi Hypertension: its prevalence and population-attributable fraction for mortality from cardiovascular disease in the Asia-Pacific region
    Alexandra L C Martiniuk
    The George Institute for International Health at the University of Sydney, Australia
    J Hypertens 25:73-9. 2007
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  89. 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...
  90. ncbi Excess mortality or institutionalization after hip fracture: men are at greater risk than women
    Marlene Fransen
    Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:685-90. 2002
    ..To assess 2-year excess mortality or institutionalization risk associated with hip fracture in community-dwelling people aged 60 and over...
  91. pmc Albuminuria and kidney function independently predict cardiovascular and renal outcomes in diabetes
    Toshiharu Ninomiya
    George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Am Soc Nephrol 20:1813-21. 2009
    ..In conclusion, high albuminuria and low eGFR are independent risk factors for cardiovascular and renal events among patients with type 2 diabetes...
  92. ncbi Effects of different blood pressure-lowering regimens on major cardiovascular events in individuals with and without diabetes mellitus: results of prospectively designed overviews of randomized trials
    Fiona Turnbull
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Arch Intern Med 165:1410-9. 2005
    ..The overviews reported herein were performed to formally compare the effects on cardiovascular events and death of different BP-lowering regimens in individuals with and without diabetes...
  93. ncbi Cardiovascular disease in the Asia-Pacific region: challenges for health research and policy
    Mark Woodward
    Med J Aust 179:71-2. 2003
    ..Risk factors and diseases in developing countries are becoming "westernised"...
  94. doi Intensive blood glucose control and vascular outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes
    Anushka Patel
    N Engl J Med 358:2560-72. 2008
    ..In patients with type 2 diabetes, the effects of intensive glucose control on vascular outcomes remain uncertain...
  95. ncbi 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...
  96. ncbi Effects of an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor-based regimen on pneumonia risk
    Takayoshi Ohkubo
    Tohoku University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Science, Sendai, Japan
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 169:1041-5. 2004
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  97. ncbi Total tooth loss and prevalent cardiovascular disease in men and women: possible roles of citrus fruit consumption, vitamin C, and inflammatory and thrombotic variables
    Gordon Lowe
    University Department of Medicine, Royal Infirmary, 10 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow, G31 2ER, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:694-700. 2003
    ..We evaluated the association of total tooth loss with prevalent CVD in men and women; as well as with citrus fruit consumption, plasma vitamin C, and inflammatory and thrombotic variables...
  98. doi Increasing prevalence and low awareness, treatment and control of diabetes mellitus among Chinese adults: the InterASIA study
    Dongsheng Hu
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan, China
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 81:250-7. 2008
    ..To estimate the prevalence rates of impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and diabetes mellitus (DM) and to evaluate the awareness, treatment, and control of DM in the Chinese adult population...
  99. doi Associations of plasma pro-inflammatory cytokines, fibrinogen, viscosity and C-reactive protein with cardiovascular risk factors and social deprivation: the fourth Glasgow MONICA study
    Paul Welsh
    Division of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    Br J Haematol 141:852-61. 2008
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  100. doi Associations of proinflammatory cytokines with the risk of recurrent stroke
    Paul Welsh
    Division of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Royal Infirmary, 10 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow G31 2ER, UK
    Stroke 39:2226-30. 2008
    ..We studied the association of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-18, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) with recurrent stroke in a nested case-control study derived from the Perindopril Protection Against Recurrent Stroke Study (PROGRESS)...
  101. ncbi Twelve-year changes in vascular risk factors and their associations with mortality in a cohort of 3499 Thais: the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand Study
    Piyamitr Sritara
    Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, 270 Rama VI Road, Rajdevi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
    Int J Epidemiol 32:461-8. 2003
    ..Vascular mortality is increasing in economically developing countries such as Thailand but reliable data about the determinants of these changes are few...