John R Attia

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Affiliation: University of Newcastle
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Memory impairment is associated with serum methylarginines in older adults
    Mark McEvoy
    Level 4 Hunter Medical Research Institute, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia
    Curr Alzheimer Res 11:97-106. 2014
  2. pmc Serum thiols and cardiovascular risk scores: a combined assessment of transsulfuration pathway components and substrate/product ratios
    Arduino A Mangoni
    Division of Applied Medicine, Section of Translational Medical Sciences, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    J Transl Med 11:99. 2013
  3. pmc Association between type 2 diabetes and chronic arsenic exposure in drinking water: a cross sectional study in Bangladesh
    Rafiqul Islam
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics CCEB, The University of Newcastle, Lot 1 Kookaburra Circuit, New Lambton Heights, NSW 2305, Australia
    Environ Health 11:38. 2012
  4. pmc Individual- and provider-level factors associated with colorectal cancer screening in accordance with guideline recommendation: a community-level perspective across varying levels of risk
    Ryan J Courtney
    The Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:248. 2013
  5. pmc Social support and age influence distress outcomes differentially across urban, regional and remote Australia: an exploratory study
    Joanne Allen
    Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:928. 2012
  6. pmc Prognostic factors of all-cause mortalities in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis: a cohort study
    Phisitt Vejakama
    Section for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
    BMC Nephrol 14:28. 2013
  7. pmc Continuing difficulties in interpreting CNV data: lessons from a genome-wide CNV association study of Australian HNPCC/lynch syndrome patients
    Bente A Talseth-Palmer
    School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    BMC Med Genomics 6:10. 2013
  8. pmc Factors associated with consultation behaviour for primary symptoms potentially indicating colorectal cancer: a cross-sectional study on response to symptoms
    Ryan J Courtney
    The Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
    BMC Gastroenterol 12:100. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint The use, misuse and abuse of dabigatran
    John R Attia
    University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 198:356-7. 2013
  10. pmc A re-evaluation of the scratch test for locating the liver edge
    Krishan Gupta
    John Hunter Hospital, Division of Medicine, Lookout Rd, 2305, New Lambton Heights, NSW, Australia
    BMC Gastroenterol 13:35. 2013

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Publications46

  1. ncbi request reprint Memory impairment is associated with serum methylarginines in older adults
    Mark McEvoy
    Level 4 Hunter Medical Research Institute, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia
    Curr Alzheimer Res 11:97-106. 2014
    ..AOR = 1.82; 95% CI. 1.04 - 3.18 for Q4 ADMA. Conclusions: Higher serum SDMA was associated with objective and subjective memory impairment while higher serum ADMA was associated with subjective memory impairment. ..
  2. pmc Serum thiols and cardiovascular risk scores: a combined assessment of transsulfuration pathway components and substrate/product ratios
    Arduino A Mangoni
    Division of Applied Medicine, Section of Translational Medical Sciences, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    J Transl Med 11:99. 2013
    ..We sought to determine whether individual serum thiol concentrations and substrate/product ratios within the transsulfuration pathway are independently associated with such scores...
  3. pmc Association between type 2 diabetes and chronic arsenic exposure in drinking water: a cross sectional study in Bangladesh
    Rafiqul Islam
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics CCEB, The University of Newcastle, Lot 1 Kookaburra Circuit, New Lambton Heights, NSW 2305, Australia
    Environ Health 11:38. 2012
    ..The effect of low to moderate levels of arsenic exposure on diabetes risk is largely unknown thus our study is adding further knowledge over previous works...
  4. pmc Individual- and provider-level factors associated with colorectal cancer screening in accordance with guideline recommendation: a community-level perspective across varying levels of risk
    Ryan J Courtney
    The Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:248. 2013
    ..The purpose of the current study was to identify factors associated with (i) ever receiving colorectal cancer (CRC) testing; (ii) risk-appropriate CRC screening in accordance with guidelines; and (iii) recent colonoscopy screening...
  5. pmc Social support and age influence distress outcomes differentially across urban, regional and remote Australia: an exploratory study
    Joanne Allen
    Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:928. 2012
    ..The current research aims to examine whether the association of psychosocial factors with psychological distress outcomes varies with increasing remoteness...
  6. pmc Prognostic factors of all-cause mortalities in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis: a cohort study
    Phisitt Vejakama
    Section for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
    BMC Nephrol 14:28. 2013
    ..The role of small solute clearance on mortalities in patients with CAPD has been controversial. We therefore conducted a study with 3 years' follow up in adult patients who participated in the CAPD-first policy...
  7. pmc Continuing difficulties in interpreting CNV data: lessons from a genome-wide CNV association study of Australian HNPCC/lynch syndrome patients
    Bente A Talseth-Palmer
    School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    BMC Med Genomics 6:10. 2013
    ..The aim of the current study was to use SNP-array technology to identify genomic aberrations which could contribute to the increased risk of cancer in HNPCC/LS patients...
  8. pmc Factors associated with consultation behaviour for primary symptoms potentially indicating colorectal cancer: a cross-sectional study on response to symptoms
    Ryan J Courtney
    The Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
    BMC Gastroenterol 12:100. 2012
    ..This study aimed to identify individual, provider and psychosocial factors associated with (i) ever seeking medical advice and (ii) seeking early medical advice for primary symptoms of colorectal cancer (CRC)...
  9. ncbi request reprint The use, misuse and abuse of dabigatran
    John R Attia
    University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 198:356-7. 2013
    ..The old lesson of caveat utilitor still holds: let the user beware!..
  10. pmc A re-evaluation of the scratch test for locating the liver edge
    Krishan Gupta
    John Hunter Hospital, Division of Medicine, Lookout Rd, 2305, New Lambton Heights, NSW, Australia
    BMC Gastroenterol 13:35. 2013
    ..Although the sign is often taught to medical students and residents, the value of the technique for detecting the liver edge has become controversial...
  11. pmc Colorectal cancer risk assessment and screening recommendation: a community survey of healthcare providers' practice from a patient perspective
    Ryan J Courtney
    The Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 13:17. 2012
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  12. pmc Effects of Study Design and Allocation on participant behaviour--ESDA: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Kypros Kypri
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW 2308, Australia
    Trials 12:42. 2011
    ..In this trial we examine the impact of awareness of study design and allocation on participant drinking behaviour...
  13. pmc Corticosteroid and antiviral therapy for Bell's palsy: a network meta-analysis
    Pawin Numthavaj
    Section for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    BMC Neurol 11:1. 2011
    ..We therefore conducted a network meta-analysis combining direct and indirect comparisons for assessing efficacy of steroids and antiviral treatment (AVT) at 3 and 6 months...
  14. pmc Toll-like receptor (TLR) and nucleosome-binding oligomerization domain (NOD) gene polymorphisms and endometrial cancer risk
    Katie A Ashton
    Discipline of Medical Genetics, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Australia
    BMC Cancer 10:382. 2010
    ..For these reasons, the aim of the study was to assess the frequency of polymorphic variants in TLR and NOD genes in an Australian endometrial cancer population...
  15. pmc The influence of the Cyclin D1 870 G>A polymorphism as an endometrial cancer risk factor
    Katie A Ashton
    Discipline of Medical Genetics, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Australia and Hunter Medical Research Institute, NSW, 2308, Australia
    BMC Cancer 8:272. 2008
    ..A polymorphism in cyclin D1, 870 G>A, causes overexpression and supports uncontrollable cellular growth. This polymorphism has been associated with an increased risk of developing many cancers, including endometrial cancer...
  16. doi request reprint How to use an article about genetic association: B: Are the results of the study valid?
    John Attia
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Newcastle, Hunter MedicalResearch Institute, and Department of GeneralMedicine, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, Australia
    JAMA 301:191-7. 2009
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  17. ncbi request reprint Patient-oxygen dissociation curves: surveying the spectrum of oxygen-delivery methods
    John R Attia
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW
    Med J Aust 181:677-8. 2004
    ..To describe the spectrum of oxygen-delivery methods...
  18. ncbi request reprint The PAI-1 4G/5G gene polymorphism and ischemic stroke: an association study and meta-analysis
    John Attia
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle NSW Australia
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 16:173-9. 2007
    ..The results also sound a cautionary note that varying LD structure across populations may obscure the relationship with a causative locus, and that future meta-analyses need to look beyond a simple pooled estimate...
  19. doi request reprint Detecting genotyping error using measures of degree of Hardy-Weinberg disequilibrium
    John Attia
    University of Newcastle
    Stat Appl Genet Mol Biol 9:Article 5. 2010
    ..Applying these thresholds would have picked up about 90% of genotyping errors in our actual dataset. Measures of departure from HWE may be useful for detecting genotyping error, but this needs to be confirmed in other real datasets...
  20. doi request reprint How to use an article about genetic association: A: Background concepts
    John Attia
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Newcastle, Hunter Medical Research Institute, and Department of General Medicine, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, Australia
    JAMA 301:74-81. 2009
    ..The second and third articles will focus on issues of validity and applicability...
  21. doi request reprint How to use an article about genetic association: C: What are the results and will they help me in caring for my patients?
    John Attia
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Newcastle, Hunter Medical Research Institute, and Department of General Medicine, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, Australia
    JAMA 301:304-8. 2009
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence and mortality in aircraft maintenance workers
    Catherine D'Este
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Am J Ind Med 51:16-23. 2008
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  23. pmc Quality of life impact of cardiovascular and affective conditions among older residents from urban and rural communities
    Joanne Allen
    Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 11:140. 2013
    ..We examine the impact of cardiovascular and affective conditions on impairment and the potential moderating influence of comorbidity and remoteness...
  24. pmc Contributors to suicidality in rural communities: beyond the effects of depression
    Tonelle E Handley
    Priority Research Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 12:105. 2012
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  25. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal course and predictors of suicidal ideation in a rural community sample
    Tonelle E Handley
    1Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 47:1032-40. 2013
    ..This report uses longitudinal data and multiple time points to determine predictors of the trajectory of suicidal ideation in rural Australia...
  26. pmc Integrating and extending cohort studies: lessons from the eXtending Treatments, Education and Networks in Depression (xTEND) study
    Joanne Allen
    Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:122. 2013
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  27. ncbi request reprint The reliability and validity of a short FFQ among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous rural children
    Josephine D Gwynn
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 14:388-401. 2011
    ..To determine the reproducibility and validity of a short FFQ (SFFQ) for Australian rural children aged 10 to 12 years, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children...
  28. pmc Construct validity of the Assessment of Quality of Life - 6D (AQoL-6D) in community samples
    Joanne Allen
    Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 11:61. 2013
    ..The current paper assesses the construct, concurrent and convergent validity of the AQoL-6D in a combined longitudinal population sample drawn from across urban, regional and remote areas of Australia...
  29. ncbi request reprint Incidental treatment effects of CBT on suicidal ideation and hopelessness
    Tonelle E Handley
    Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW 2308, Australia
    J Affect Disord 151:275-83. 2013
    ..Limited research has evaluated the effectiveness of common depression and alcohol treatments for the reduction of suicide vulnerability in individuals experiencing comorbidity...
  30. doi request reprint Feasibility of internet-delivered mental health treatments for rural populations
    Tonelle E Handley
    Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Newcastle, Level 5, McAuley Centre, Calvary Mater Hospital, Waratah, Callaghan, NSW, 2298, Australia
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 49:275-82. 2014
    ..Although internet-delivered mental health treatments may offer an accessible and cost-effective answer to these barriers, there has been little evaluation of the feasibility of this approach among rural communities...
  31. doi request reprint Peripheral neuropathy in military aircraft maintenance workers in Australia
    Maya Guest
    Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    J Occup Environ Med 53:381-7. 2011
    ..This study aimed to examine possible persisting peripheral neuropathy in a group who undertook fuel tank repairs on F-111 aircraft, relative to two contemporaneous comparison groups...
  32. pmc Serum methylarginines and spirometry-measured lung function in older adults
    Mark A McEvoy
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Hunter Medical Research Institute, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e58390. 2013
    ..Methylarginines are endogenous nitric oxide synthase inhibitors that have been implicated in animal models of lung disease but have not previously been examined for their association with spirometric measures of lung function in humans...
  33. pmc The health services burden of heart failure: an analysis using linked population health data-sets
    Jane Robertson
    School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:103. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the typical profile, trajectory and resource use of a cohort of Australian patients with heart failure using linked population-based, patient-level data...
  34. doi request reprint You've got to have friends: the predictive value of social integration and support in suicidal ideation among rural communities
    Tonelle E Handley
    Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 47:1281-90. 2012
    ..To explore the role of social integration and support in the longitudinal course of suicidal ideation (SI) in a rural population...
  35. ncbi request reprint Seasonal variation in stroke in the Hunter Region, Australia: a 5-year hospital-based study, 1995-2000
    Yang Wang
    John Hunter Hospital Hunter Medical Research Institute, New Lambton Heights, Australia
    Stroke 34:1144-50. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to examine stroke seasonality through the use of data from a hospital-based stroke register in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia...
  36. doi request reprint Risk factors and clinical features of craniocervical arterial dissection
    Lucy C Thomas
    Discipline of Physiotherapy, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan 2308, NSW, Australia
    Man Ther 16:351-6. 2011
    ..53). Cardiovascular risk factors for stroke were less evident in the dissection group (<1 factor per case) compared to the controls (>3)...
  37. ncbi request reprint Interns are from Venus, consultants are from Mars: differential perception among clinicians
    Balakrishnan Kichu R Nair
    John Hunter Hospital, Division of Geriatric Medicine, HRMC NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 179:659-61. 2003
    ..To test for the presence of sex-based differences in perception (the notion that men and women "think" differently, and that differences in perception are biologically based) among healthcare professionals...
  38. ncbi request reprint Generating pre-test probabilities: a neglected area in clinical decision making
    John R Attia
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Level 3, David Maddison Building, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW 2300, Australia
    Med J Aust 180:449-54. 2004
    ..To assess the accuracy and variability of clinicians' estimates of pre-test probability for three common clinical scenarios...
  39. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based physicians' dressing: a crossover trial
    Balakrishnan R Nair
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, John Hunter Hospital, Hunter Region Mail Centre, NSW
    Med J Aust 177:681-2. 2002
    ..To describe the effect of physicians' dress on patient confidence and trust...
  40. pmc Thrombolysis ImPlementation in Stroke (TIPS): evaluating the effectiveness of a strategy to increase the adoption of best evidence practice - protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial in acute stroke care
    Christine L Paul
    The University of Newcastle, UoN University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
    Implement Sci 9:38. 2014
    ..One of the three effective interventions in the acute phase of stroke care is thrombolytic therapy with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), if given within 4.5 hours of onset to appropriate cases of ischaemic stroke...
  41. doi request reprint Combined analysis of exon splicing and genome wide polymorphism data predict schizophrenia risk loci
    Christopher Oldmeadow
    Hunter Medical Research Institute and Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia Electronic address
    J Psychiatr Res 52:44-9. 2014
    ..Our approach of integrating genome-wide exon intensity with genome-wide polymorphism data has identified a number of plausible SZ associated loci...
  42. pmc Poor food and nutrient intake among Indigenous and non-Indigenous rural Australian children
    Josephine D Gwynn
    Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 12:12. 2012
    ..Participants were aged 10 to 12 years, and living in areas of relative socio-economic disadvantage on the north coast of New South Wales...
  43. doi request reprint The validation of a self-report measure and physical activity of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous rural children
    Josephine D Gwynn
    Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 34:S57-65. 2010
    ..To validate a self-report measure of physical activity for both Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous rural children, and to describe their physical activity participation...
  44. doi request reprint Urban-rural influences on suicidality: gaps in the existing literature and recommendations for future research
    Tonelle E Handley
    Centres for Brain and Mental Health Research, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 19:279-83. 2011
    ..A number of limitations can be identified in existing research on suicide. Targeting these specific areas can be an important step in addressing the current gaps in knowledge relating to rural suicide prevention...
  45. ncbi request reprint Mental health in F-111 maintenance workers: the study of Health Outcomes in Aircraft Maintenance Personnel (SHOAMP) general health and medical study
    John R Attia
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    J Occup Environ Med 48:682-91. 2006
    ..We sought to contrast mood disorder symptoms in F-111 aircraft Deseal/Reseal maintenance personnel with appropriate comparisons...
  46. doi request reprint An examination of outcome measures for pain and dysfunction in the cervical spine: a factor analysis
    Phillip M Pickering
    Ethos Health, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:581-8. 2011
    ..Cross-sectional design...