Mark Woodward

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Affiliation: The George Institute for International Health
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint 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
  7. doi request reprint 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
  8. doi request reprint 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
  9. doi request reprint 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
  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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Publications95

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  7. doi request reprint 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...
  8. doi request reprint 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...
  9. doi request reprint 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...
  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. doi request reprint 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
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  12. ncbi request reprint 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint 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...
  16. doi request reprint 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...
  17. doi request reprint 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
    ....
  18. 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...
  19. doi request reprint 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...
  20. ncbi request reprint 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...
  21. pmc Effects of intensive blood pressure lowering on cardiovascular and renal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Jicheng Lv
    The George Institute for Global Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    PLoS Med 9:e1001293. 2012
    ..We did a systematic review to assess the effects of intensive BP lowering on vascular, eye, and renal outcomes...
  22. ncbi request reprint 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...
  23. doi request reprint 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...
  24. ncbi request reprint 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint 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...
  26. ncbi request reprint 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...
  27. 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...
  28. doi request reprint 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...
  29. doi request reprint 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...
  30. 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...
  31. ncbi request reprint 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. doi request reprint 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
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint 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...
  37. doi request reprint 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...
  38. ncbi request reprint 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...
  39. doi request reprint Lower treatment blood pressure is associated with greatest reduction in hematoma growth after acute intracerebral hemorrhage
    Hisatomi Arima
    George Institute For Global Health, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Hypertension 56:852-8. 2010
    ..Intensive BP reduction to systolic levels between 130 and 140 mm Hg is likely to provide the maximum protection against hematoma growth after intracerebral hemorrhage...
  40. doi request reprint 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...
  41. ncbi request reprint 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...
  42. doi request reprint 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'...
  43. ncbi request reprint 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...
  44. doi request reprint 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...
  45. pmc Protocol for the implementation and evaluation of a community-based intervention seeking to reduce dietary salt intake in Lithgow, Australia
    Mary Anne Land
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Missenden Road, PO Box M201, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
    BMC Public Health 14:357. 2014
    ..Multiple health, government, industry and community organisations have identified the need to reduce consumption of dietary salt. This project seeks to implement and evaluate a community-based salt reduction intervention...
  46. doi request reprint Direct comparisons of three alternative plasma fibrinogen assays with the von Clauss assay in prediction of cardiovascular disease and all-causes mortality: the Scottish Heart Health Extended Cohort
    Sanne A E Peters
    Epidemiology, The George Institute, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Br J Haematol 162:392-9. 2013
    ..We therefore conclude that the choice between plasma fibrinogen assays in routine clinical haematology and biochemistry laboratories should depend on practical factors, and not on expected differences in the strength of associations...
  47. 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
    ....
  48. 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...
  49. ncbi request reprint 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...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. ncbi request reprint The effect of initial treatment of periodontitis on systemic markers of inflammation and cardiovascular risk: a randomized controlled trial
    Barbara Taylor
    Sydney Dental Hospital, Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Eur J Oral Sci 118:350-6. 2010
    ..Significant increases in hemoglobin and hematocrit were seen after treatment, showing that initial periodontal treatment, a relatively simple and cost-effective intervention, has systemic effects...
  53. 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...
  54. 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...
  55. doi request reprint An update on the salt wars-genuine controversy, poor science, or vested interest?
    Bruce Neal
    The George Institute for Global Health, The University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, NSW, 2050, Australia
    Curr Hypertens Rep 15:687-93. 2013
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint 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...
  57. ncbi request reprint 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...
  58. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  59. doi request reprint 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...
  60. doi request reprint 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
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint 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...
  62. ncbi request reprint Prediction of myocardial infarction by N-terminal-pro-B-type natriuretic peptide, C-reactive protein, and renin in subjects with cerebrovascular disease
    Duncan J Campbell
    St Vincent s Institute of Medical Research, Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, St Vincent s Hospital, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
    Circulation 112:110-6. 2005
    ..B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), C-reactive protein (CRP), and renin are elevated in persons at risk for cardiovascular disease. However, data that directly compare these markers in the prediction of myocardial infarction (MI) are limited...
  63. ncbi request reprint Smoking and elevated blood pressure are the most important risk factors for subarachnoid hemorrhage in the Asia-Pacific region: an overview of 26 cohorts involving 306,620 participants
    Valery Feigin
    Department of Medicine and School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Stroke 36:1360-5. 2005
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Prediction of heart failure by amino terminal-pro-B-type natriuretic peptide and C-reactive protein in subjects with cerebrovascular disease
    Duncan J Campbell
    St Vincent s Institute of Medical Research, 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065, Australia
    Hypertension 45:69-74. 2005
    ..Moreover, NT-proBNP and CRP may be markers of mechanisms of CHF pathogenesis distinct from those responsive to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor-based therapy...
  65. ncbi request reprint Reductions in the risks of recurrent stroke in patients with and without diabetes: the PROGRESS Trial
    Karine Berthet
    Department of Neurology, Lariboisiere Hospital, Paris, France
    Blood Press 13:7-13. 2004
    ..9 years...
  66. ncbi request reprint Effects of perindopril-based blood pressure lowering and of patient characteristics on the progression of silent brain infarct: the Perindopril Protection against Recurrent Stroke Study (PROGRESS) CT Substudy in Japan
    Yasuhiro Hasegawa
    Cerebrovascular Division, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1, Fujishirodai, Suita 565 8565, Japan
    Hypertens Res 27:147-56. 2004
    ..The baseline diastolic blood pressure was an independent predictor of new SBI, but the index stroke subtype did not influence the risk of SBI...
  67. ncbi request reprint Perindopril-based blood pressure lowering in individuals with cerebrovascular disease: consistency of benefits by age, sex and region
    Anthony Rodgers
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    J Hypertens 22:653-9. 2004
    ..To assess the consistency of the benefits of blood pressure lowering on secondary stroke risk by age, sex and geographic region of recruitment...
  68. ncbi request reprint The prevalence and management of diabetes in Thai adults: the international collaborative study of cardiovascular disease in Asia
    Wichai Aekplakorn
    Community Medicine Center, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Diabetes Care 26:2758-63. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to determine in Thai adults aged >or=35 years the prevalence and management of diabetes and the associations of diabetes with cardiovascular risk factors...
  69. ncbi request reprint The ACE gene I/D polymorphism is not associated with the blood pressure and cardiovascular benefits of ACE inhibition
    Stephen B Harrap
    Department of Physiology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Hypertension 42:297-303. 2003
    ..This study provides no evidence that in patients with cerebrovascular disease, knowledge of ACE genotype is useful for predicting either the risk of disease or the benefits of perindopril-based blood pressure-lowering treatment...
  70. ncbi request reprint 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...
  71. ncbi request reprint 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"...
  72. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  73. ncbi request reprint 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...
  74. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure indices and cardiovascular disease in the Asia Pacific region: a pooled analysis
    Carlene M M Lawes
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Hypertension 42:69-75. 2003
    ..These data suggest that if time or resources are highly constrained, such as in much-needed epidemiologic surveys in developing countries, very little is lost from only measuring SBP...
  75. ncbi request reprint 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...
  76. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  77. ncbi request reprint 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...
  78. ncbi request reprint 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...
  79. ncbi request reprint Effects of blood pressure lowering on cerebral white matter hyperintensities in patients with stroke: the PROGRESS (Perindopril Protection Against Recurrent Stroke Study) Magnetic Resonance Imaging Substudy
    Carole Dufouil
    INSERM U708, Paris, France
    Circulation 112:1644-50. 2005
    ..We report here the results of an MRI substudy of PROGRESS (Perindopril Protection Against Recurrent Stroke Study), a randomized trial of blood pressure lowering in subjects with cerebrovascular disease...
  80. 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...
  81. doi request reprint Retinal vascular lesions in patients of Caucasian and Asian origin with type 2 diabetes: baseline results from the ADVANCE Retinal Measurements (AdRem) study
    Ronald P Stolk
    Department of Epidemiology, University Medical Center Groningen, P O Box 30 001, 9700RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 31:708-13. 2008
    ....
  82. 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...
  83. 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...
  84. 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
  85. ncbi request reprint Low-density lipoprotein particles and risk of intracerebral haemorrhage in subjects with cerebrovascular disease
    Duncan J Campbell
    St Vincent s Institute of Medical Research, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:413-8. 2007
    ..Only limited data are available for risk factors for intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) in subjects with established cerebrovascular disease...
  86. ncbi request reprint A comparison of components of two definitions of the metabolic syndrome related to cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in a cohort study in Thailand
    Supachai Tanomsup
    Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Diabetes Care 30:2138-40. 2007
  87. 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...
  88. ncbi request reprint Perindopril-based blood pressure-lowering therapy reduces amino-terminal-pro-B-type natriuretic peptide in individuals with cerebrovascular disease
    Duncan J Campbell
    St Vincent s Institute of Medical Research, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
    J Hypertens 25:699-705. 2007
    ..Active treatment reduced cardiovascular events, and we therefore investigated whether active treatment modified NT-proBNP and other cardiovascular risk factors...
  89. 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...
  90. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  91. 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...
  92. 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...
  93. ncbi request reprint Soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide in predicting ischemic stroke in patients with cerebrovascular disease
    Duncan J Campbell
    St Vincent s Institute of Medical Research, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
    Arch Neurol 63:60-5. 2006
    ..Patients with stroke or transient ischemic attack are at high risk of another stroke, and there is need for improved strategies to predict recurrent stroke...
  94. ncbi request reprint 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)...
  95. ncbi request reprint 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...

Research Grants2

  1. OXIDATIVE DAMAGE AND THE RISK OF CORONARY HEART DISEASE
    Mark Woodward; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Each case will be matched to two controls who had no CHD event, giving a total sample size of 879. ..
  2. OXIDATIVE DAMAGE AND THE RISK OF CORONARY HEART DISEASE
    Mark Woodward; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Each case will be matched to two controls who had no CHD event, giving a total sample size of 879. ..