Vasi Naganathan

Summary

Affiliation: University of Sydney
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Quantitative heel ultrasound as a predictor for osteoporosis
    V Naganathan
    Department of Rheumatology, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 171:297-300. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Vertebral fracture risk with long-term corticosteroid therapy: prevalence and relation to age, bone density, and corticosteroid use
    V Naganathan
    Department of Rheumatology, Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, New South Wales 2065, Australia
    Arch Intern Med 160:2917-22. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in volumetric bone density: a study of opposite-sex twins
    Vasi Naganathan
    Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Osteoporos Int 14:564-9. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint The role of gene-environment interaction in determining bone mineral density in a twin population
    Vasi Naganathan
    Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney, Australia
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:191-7. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity and falls in older men: low rate of falls in Italian-born men in Australia
    Fiona F Stanaway
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Edward Ford Building A27, Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Age Ageing 40:595-601. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Polypharmacy cutoff and outcomes: five or more medicines were used to identify community-dwelling older men at risk of different adverse outcomes
    Danijela Gnjidic
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, 11C Main Building, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW 2065, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:989-95. 2012
  7. pmc The association of alanine transaminase with aging, frailty, and mortality
    David G Le Couteur
    Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord RG Hospital, University of Sydney, Hospital Road, Concord, NSW 2139, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:712-7. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and treatment of osteoporosis in older Australian men: findings from the CHAMP study
    Kerrin Bleicher
    University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 193:387-91. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Associations between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations and multiple health conditions, physical performance measures, disability, and all-cause mortality: the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project
    Vasant Hirani
    Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 62:417-25. 2014
  10. doi request reprint Serum uric acid is associated with bone health in older men: a cross-sectional population-based study
    Iraj Nabipour
    Bone Research Program, ANZAC Research Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Bone Miner Res 26:955-64. 2011

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. ncbi request reprint Quantitative heel ultrasound as a predictor for osteoporosis
    V Naganathan
    Department of Rheumatology, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 171:297-300. 1999
    ..To determine the diagnostic value of quantitative ultrasound (QUS) to predict bone mineral density (BMD) categories as defined by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry...
  2. ncbi request reprint Vertebral fracture risk with long-term corticosteroid therapy: prevalence and relation to age, bone density, and corticosteroid use
    V Naganathan
    Department of Rheumatology, Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, New South Wales 2065, Australia
    Arch Intern Med 160:2917-22. 2000
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and the role of risk factors such as age, bone mineral density (BMD), and corticosteroid use for vertebral deformity in patients receiving long-term corticosteroid therapy...
  3. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in volumetric bone density: a study of opposite-sex twins
    Vasi Naganathan
    Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Osteoporos Int 14:564-9. 2003
    ..A comparison of vBMD between men and women shows only small differences in bone density between the sexes...
  4. ncbi request reprint The role of gene-environment interaction in determining bone mineral density in a twin population
    Vasi Naganathan
    Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney, Australia
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:191-7. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity and falls in older men: low rate of falls in Italian-born men in Australia
    Fiona F Stanaway
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Edward Ford Building A27, Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Age Ageing 40:595-601. 2011
    ..past research suggests that fall rates in older persons may differ by ethnicity. The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of falls between older male Italian-born immigrants and their Australian-born counterparts...
  6. doi request reprint Polypharmacy cutoff and outcomes: five or more medicines were used to identify community-dwelling older men at risk of different adverse outcomes
    Danijela Gnjidic
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, 11C Main Building, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW 2065, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:989-95. 2012
    ..This study aimed to determine an optimal discriminating number of concomitant medications associated with geriatric syndromes, functional outcomes, and mortality in community-dwelling older men...
  7. pmc The association of alanine transaminase with aging, frailty, and mortality
    David G Le Couteur
    Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord RG Hospital, University of Sydney, Hospital Road, Concord, NSW 2139, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:712-7. 2010
    ..Low ALT activity is a predictor of reduced survival; however, this seems to be mediated by its association with frailty and increasing age. ALT has potential value as a novel biomarker of aging...
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and treatment of osteoporosis in older Australian men: findings from the CHAMP study
    Kerrin Bleicher
    University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 193:387-91. 2010
    ..To determine the proportion of older Australian men who meet the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) criteria for osteoporosis treatment and are receiving effective treatment...
  9. ncbi request reprint Associations between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations and multiple health conditions, physical performance measures, disability, and all-cause mortality: the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project
    Vasant Hirani
    Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 62:417-25. 2014
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  10. doi request reprint Serum uric acid is associated with bone health in older men: a cross-sectional population-based study
    Iraj Nabipour
    Bone Research Program, ANZAC Research Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Bone Miner Res 26:955-64. 2011
    ..51, 95% CI 0.29-0.89, pā€‰=ā€‰.018) fractures. In conclusion, higher serum UA levels are associated with higher BMD at all skeletal sites and with a lower prevalence of vertebral and nonvertebral fractures in older men...
  11. pmc Estimation of lean body weight in older community-dwelling men
    Sarah J Mitchell
    Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 69:118-27. 2010
    ..Further studies to determine whether the LBW equation is a clinically useful substitute for weight when determining drug dose in older people appear warranted...
  12. doi request reprint Associations between frailty and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D concentrations in older Australian men: the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project
    Vasant Hirani
    Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2139, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 68:1112-21. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the associations between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D levels and frailty and components of frailty in older Australian men...
  13. doi request reprint Effects of drug burden index on cognitive function in older men
    Danijela Gnjidic
    Departments of Clinical Pharmacology and Aged Care, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 32:273-7. 2012
    ..In this study of community-dwelling older men, DBI was not associated with limitations on objective cognitive performance measures or with a clinical diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment or dementia...
  14. doi request reprint Back pain in older male Italian-born immigrants in Australia: the importance of socioeconomic factors
    Fiona F Stanaway
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Eur J Pain 15:70-6. 2011
    ..Multivariate analyses showed that differences in pain characteristics and effects between the two groups of men were explained by socioeconomic factors such as years of education and occupation history...
  15. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in relationships between body composition components, their distribution and bone mineral density: a cross-sectional opposite sex twin study
    Joanna Makovey
    Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Osteoporos Int 16:1495-505. 2005
    ..Fat mass (FM) and lean mass (LM) and their distribution in the body have different relationships with regional BMD in men and women that differ by age...
  16. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal and cross-sectional relationships of circulating reproductive hormone levels to self-rated health and health-related quality of life in community-dwelling older men
    Benjumin Hsu
    School of Public Health B H, R G C, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia Centre of Education and Research on Ageing B H, R G C, F M B, V N, D G L C, L M W, and ANZAC Research Institute R G C, D G L C, M J S, D J H, University of Sydney and Concord Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales 2139, Australia
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 99:1638-47. 2014
    ..Self-rated health and health-related quality of life are inversely associated with increased morbidity and mortality; however, the temporal relationship with reproductive hormones is poorly understood...
  17. pmc Mild cognitive impairment predicts institutionalization among older men: a population-based cohort study
    Danijela Gnjidic
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e46061. 2012
    ..There is a lack of evidence on the contribution of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to institutionalization in older adults. This study aimed to evaluate a range of risk factors including MCI of institutionalization in older men...
  18. pmc How fast does the Grim Reaper walk? Receiver operating characteristics curve analysis in healthy men aged 70 and over
    Fiona F Stanaway
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMJ 343:d7679. 2011
    ..To determine the speed at which the Grim Reaper (or Death) walks...
  19. doi request reprint Urinary incontinence and quality of life among older community-dwelling Australian men: the CHAMP study
    Po Wan Kwong
    The George Institute for International Health, Level 10, King George V Building, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales 2050, Australia
    Age Ageing 39:349-54. 2010
    ..to describe the prevalence and impact on quality of life of urinary incontinence in a population-based cohort of older community-dwelling Australian men...
  20. pmc Clinical pharmacology of analgesic medicines in older people: impact of frailty and cognitive impairment
    Andrew J McLachlan
    Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 71:351-64. 2011
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  21. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in plasma ghrelin and its relations to body composition and bone - an opposite-sex twin study
    Joanna Makovey
    Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Kolling Institute, Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 66:530-7. 2007
    ..Ghrelin, a peptide hormone that plays a role in the regulation of appetite and body adiposity, may also play a role in bone metabolism...
  22. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms in older male Italian immigrants in Australia: the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project
    Fiona F Stanaway
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 192:158-62. 2010
    ..To describe the prevalence of depressive symptoms in older male Italian-born Australian immigrants...
  23. doi request reprint Sedative load and functional outcomes in community-dwelling older Australian men: the CHAMP study
    Danijela Gnjidic
    Departments of Clinical Pharmacology and Aged Care, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord Hospital, Concord, NSW, Australia Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Fundam Clin Pharmacol 28:10-9. 2014
    ..Higher sedative load was not associated with poorer physical performance or cognitive impairment in older Australian men...
  24. ncbi request reprint Prostate-specific antigen levels in men aged 70 years and over: findings from the CHAMP study
    Melisa J Litchfield
    Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord Hospital and University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 196:395-8. 2012
    ..To describe values of serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in older men without diagnosed prostate cancer, categorised by age and country of birth, and to describe self-reported prostate cancer screening...
  25. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the genetic factors responsible for variation in bone density and ultrasound
    Vasi Naganathan
    Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Department of Rheumatology, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    J Bone Miner Res 17:725-33. 2002
    ..However, at some regions there is evidence to suggest a gender-specific genetic component to the overall genetic variance...
  26. doi request reprint Subjective social support in older male Italian-born immigrants in Australia
    Fiona F Stanaway
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Edward Ford Building A27, Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 26:205-20. 2011
    ..Italian-born men were more likely to report low subjective support despite the presence of several protective factors such as a greater number of local family supports and a high rate of home ownership...
  27. doi request reprint Pain, frailty and comorbidity on older men: the CHAMP study
    Fiona M Blyth
    Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord Hospital, University of Sydney, Concord, NSW, Australia
    Pain 140:224-30. 2008
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first study to explore specifically the relationship between pain and frailty...
  28. pmc Determinants of serum-induced SIRT1 expression in older men: the CHAMP study
    David G Le Couteur
    Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, University of Sydney, Hospital Road, Concord, NSW 2139, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 66:3-8. 2011
    ..Overall, there was no association between frailty and serum-induced SIRT1 expression; however, post hoc analysis suggested that there might be a paradoxical association between low serum-induced SIRT1 expression and robustness...
  29. doi request reprint Predicting participation restriction in community-dwelling older men: the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project
    Nicola Fairhall
    Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health, PO Box M201 Missenden Road, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    Age Ageing 43:31-7. 2014
    ..Our objective was to describe changes in participation in older men over a 2-year period and to identify baseline variables associated with participation and change in participation over the 2-year period...
  30. ncbi request reprint Prevention and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis: a comparison of calcitriol, vitamin D plus calcium, and alendronate plus calcium
    Philip N Sambrook
    Institute of Bone and Joint Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Bone Miner Res 18:919-24. 2003
    ..These data do not suggest any difference between simple vitamin D and calcitriol but do show that alendronate was superior to either treatment for glucocorticoid induced bone loss...
  31. ncbi request reprint Genetic effects on bone loss in peri- and postmenopausal women: a longitudinal twin study
    Joanna Makovey
    Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Bone Miner Res 22:1773-80. 2007
    ..Results of genetic model-fitting analysis indicated genetic effects on bone loss account for approximately 40% of the between-individual variation in bone loss at the lumbar spine, forearm, and whole body...
  32. doi request reprint A longitudinal study of knee pain in older men: Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project
    Marlene Fransen
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, East Street, Lidcombe NSW 1825, Australia
    Age Ageing 43:206-12. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the disease burden associated with chronic knee pain and the role of knee extensor strength as a modifiable risk factor...
  33. ncbi request reprint Prescribing in older people
    David G Le Couteur
    Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord Hospital, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 33:777-81. 2004
    ..Prescribing medications to older people is difficult due to comorbidity, limited evidence for efficacy, increased risk of adverse drug reactions, polypharmacy, and altered pharmacokinetics...
  34. doi request reprint Medication and falls: risk and optimization
    Nichola Boyle
    Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Building 18, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Concord, New South Wales 2139, Australia
    Clin Geriatr Med 26:583-605. 2010
    ..We critically appraise the evidence that specific classes of drugs, such as benzodiazepines and antidepressants, increase the risk of falling and that falls can be prevented through interventions that target medications...
  35. pmc Cluster randomised trial of a targeted multifactorial intervention to prevent falls among older people in hospital
    Robert G Cumming
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMJ 336:758-60. 2008
    ..To determine the efficacy of a targeted multifactorial falls prevention programme in elderly care wards with relatively short lengths of stay...
  36. ncbi request reprint Relationship between pretreatment bone resorption and vertebral fracture incidence in postmenopausal osteoporotic women treated with risedronate
    Markus J Seibel
    Bone Research Program, ANZAC Research Institute, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Bone Miner Res 19:323-9. 2004
    ..Risedronate reduced incident vertebral fractures in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis independent from pretreatment bone resorption...
  37. doi request reprint Chronic pain, impact of pain and pain severity with physical disability in older people--is there a gender difference?
    Noran N Hairi
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Maturitas 74:68-73. 2013
    ..To establish if there is any gender difference in associations between chronic pain, impact of pain and pain severity with physical disability...
  38. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of preparation for further training: how our medical schools prepare graduates and the perceived factors influencing access to training
    Sarah J Hyde
    School of Biomedical Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Orange, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 193:277-80. 2010
    ..To investigate the specific factors that graduates perceive to influence their success in obtaining primary training in a chosen field...
  39. doi request reprint Medication withdrawal trials in people aged 65 years and older: a systematic review
    Shoba Iyer
    Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord RG Hospital and University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Drugs Aging 25:1021-31. 2008
    ..In conclusion, there is some clinical trial evidence for the short-term effectiveness and/or lack of significant harm when medication withdrawal is undertaken for antihypertensive, benzodiazepine and psychotropic agents in older people...
  40. pmc Drug Burden Index and physical function in older Australian men
    Danijela Gnjidic
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Aged Care, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 68:97-105. 2009
    ..The Drug Burden Index is a measure of total exposure to anticholinergic and sedative medications that incorporates the principles of dose-response and maximal effect...
  41. ncbi request reprint Setting up a specialised service for falls and fracture prevention
    Vasi Naganathan
    Age Ageing 32:471-2. 2003