Mark Woodward

Summary

Affiliation: University of Sydney
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The metabolic syndrome is not a sensible tool for predicting the risk of coronary heart disease
    Mark Woodward
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, University of Dundee, Scotland
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 16:210-4. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Is compulsory restriction of tar yield of cigarettes a worthwhile public health policy?
    M Woodward
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
    Am J Prev Med 21:284-90. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint The effects of diabetes on the risks of major cardiovascular diseases and death in the Asia-Pacific region
    M Woodward
    Diabetes Care 26:360-6. 2003
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. doi request reprint Effects of prehypertension and hypertension subtype on cardiovascular disease in the Asia-Pacific Region
    Hisatomi Arima
    George Institute For Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Hypertension 59:1118-23. 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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

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  1. doi request reprint The metabolic syndrome is not a sensible tool for predicting the risk of coronary heart disease
    Mark Woodward
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, University of Dundee, Scotland
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 16:210-4. 2009
    ..The metabolic syndrome (MS) is a popularly used risk marker for coronary heart disease (CHD), yet its utility is in doubt...
  2. ncbi request reprint Is compulsory restriction of tar yield of cigarettes a worthwhile public health policy?
    M Woodward
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
    Am J Prev Med 21:284-90. 2001
    ..Although the notion of a "safe cigarette" has proved an illusion, while people continue to smoke, an issue remains of whether compulsory restriction of tar yield is a worthwhile public health policy...
  3. ncbi request reprint The effects of diabetes on the risks of major cardiovascular diseases and death in the Asia-Pacific region
    M Woodward
    Diabetes Care 26:360-6. 2003
    ..To provide reliable age- and region-specific estimates of the associations between diabetes and major cardiovascular diseases and death in populations from the Asia-Pacific region...
  4. 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
    ....
  5. 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
    ....
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. doi request reprint Effects of prehypertension and hypertension subtype on cardiovascular disease in the Asia-Pacific Region
    Hisatomi Arima
    George Institute For Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Hypertension 59:1118-23. 2012
    ..In the Asia-Pacific region, prehypertension and all hypertension subtypes, including IDH, thus clearly predicted increased risks of CVD...
  9. 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
    ....
  10. 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...
  11. doi request reprint Impact of blood pressure lowering on cardiovascular outcomes in normal weight, overweight, and obese individuals: the Perindopril Protection Against Recurrent Stroke Study trial
    Sebastien Czernichow
    George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Hypertension 55:1193-8. 2010
    ..However, the greater baseline level of cardiovascular risk in those with higher body mass index meant that these patients obtained the greatest benefit...
  12. 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)...
  13. doi request reprint Effects of blood pressure lowering on cardiovascular outcomes in different cardiovascular risk groups among participants with type 2 diabetes
    Susan van Dieren
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 98:83-90. 2012
    ..To asses differences in treatment effects of a fixed combination of perindopril-indapamide on major clinical outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes across subgroups of cardiovascular risk...
  14. doi request reprint Severe hypoglycemia and risks of vascular events and death
    Sophia Zoungas
    George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    N Engl J Med 363:1410-8. 2010
    ..We analyzed data from a large study of intensive glucose lowering to explore the relationship between severe hypoglycemia and adverse clinical outcomes...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. ncbi request reprint Intensive glucose control improves kidney outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes
    Vlado Perkovic
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Kidney Int 83:517-23. 2013
    ..Thus, improved glucose control will improve major kidney outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes...
  19. doi request reprint Does body mass index impact on the relationship between systolic blood pressure and cardiovascular disease?: meta-analysis of 419 488 individuals from the Asia pacific cohort studies collaboration
    Rumi Tsukinoki
    Professorial Unit, The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, NSW 2050, Australia
    Stroke 43:1478-83. 2012
    ..Elevated blood pressure and excess body mass index (BMI) are established risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) but controversy exists as to whether, and how, they interact...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint The association of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol with cancer incidence in type II diabetes: a case of reverse causality?
    Jamie Morton
    The Heart Research Institute, Newtown Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22:1628-33. 2013
    ..Patients with type II diabetes typically have low HDL-C; however, the association between HDL-C and cancer has not been examined in this population...
  24. doi request reprint Diabetes, body mass index and the excess risk of coronary heart disease, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in the Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration
    Yoshitaka Murakami
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Prev Med 54:38-41. 2012
    ..To examine the effects of diabetes on coronary heart disease, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and cardiovascular disease according to category of body mass index...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. doi request reprint Obesity and liver cancer mortality in Asia: The Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration
    G David Batty
    Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Cancer Epidemiol 33:469-72. 2009
    ..BMI, whether categorised according to current guidelines for Asian groups or World Health Organisation recommendations, was not associated with liver cancer in any of our analyses...
  28. 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
    ....
  29. pmc Effects of the endpoint adjudication process on the results of a randomised controlled trial: the ADVANCE trial
    Jun Hata
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e55807. 2013
    ..The aim of the present analysis is to assess the effects of the endpoint adjudication process on the main findings of the ADVANCE trial (Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00145925)...
  30. pmc Does glycemic control offer similar benefits among patients with diabetes in different regions of the world? Results from the ADVANCE trial
    Mark Woodward
    The George Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Diabetes Care 34:2491-5. 2011
    ..We examined whether the effects of intensive glycemic control on major outcomes in ADVANCE differ between participants from Asia, established market economies (EMEs), and eastern Europe...
  31. doi request reprint The epidemiology of stroke amongst women in the Asia-Pacific region
    Mark Woodward
    The George Institute, University of Sydney, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Womens Health (Lond Engl) 7:305-17. 2011
    ..Smoking was also an important risk factor for IS and HS; risk was reduced by quitting...
  32. 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...
  33. doi request reprint Circulating bone morphogenetic protein-7 and transforming growth factor-β1 are better predictors of renal end points in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Muh Geot Wong
    Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Kidney Int 83:278-84. 2013
    ..94 (significantly higher to conventional predictors). Thus, our results suggest these novel kidney markers are better predictors of renal progression than the conventional predictors in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
  34. pmc Resting heart rate and the risk of microvascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Graham S Hillis
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    J Am Heart Assoc 1:e002832. 2012
    ..The present study tests the hypothesis that a higher resting heart rate is associated with an increased incidence and a greater progression of microvascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. doi request reprint Do inflammatory biomarkers add to the discrimination of cardiovascular disease after allowing for social deprivation? Results from a 10-year cohort study in Glasgow, Scotland
    Mark Woodward
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Eur Heart J 31:2669-75. 2010
    ..To assess the additional discriminative value of adding each of five inflammatory biomarkers to the ASSIGN risk score, which includes social deprivation...
  38. 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...
  39. ncbi request reprint Does sticky blood predict a sticky end? Associations of blood viscosity, haematocrit and fibrinogen with mortality in the West of Scotland
    Mark Woodward
    Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    Br J Haematol 122:645-50. 2003
    ..However, the significance of this association, and the extent to which viscosity is associated with mortality, remain to be established in larger studies and meta-analyses...
  40. 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...
  41. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic impact of cancer in member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): the ACTION study protocol
    Merel Kimman
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 13:421-5. 2012
    ....
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. doi request reprint Does interleukin-18 or tumour necrosis factor-alpha have an independent association with the risk of coronary heart disease? Results from a prospective study in New Zealand
    Paul Welsh
    University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Cytokine 50:94-8. 2010
    ..We aimed to extend data on their relationships to the risk of CHD in generally healthy populations...
  45. 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...
  46. ncbi request reprint Measurement of plasma viscosity in stored frozen samples: a general population study
    Mark Woodward
    Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 14:417-20. 2003
    ..824, standard error = 0.021). We conclude that frozen samples are acceptable for epidemiological studies of plasma viscosity, which should increase their utilization...
  47. 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...
  48. doi request reprint Comparison of the sex-specific associations between systolic blood pressure and the risk of cardiovascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 124 cohort studies, including 1.2 million individuals
    Sanne A E Peters
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Stroke 44:2394-401. 2013
    ..We performed a systematic review with meta-analysis to compare reliably sex-specific associations between SBP and cardiovascular risk...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. 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
    ....
  54. doi request reprint Diabetes. Insights from the extended follow-up of the ACCORD trial
    Sophia Zoungas
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Sydney, Australia
    Nat Rev Cardiol 8:308-10. 2011
    ..These data add to existing knowledge on the benefits of glycemic control in this patient population...
  55. ncbi request reprint Sex disparities in risk and risk factors for ischemic heart disease in the Asia-Pacific region
    Sanne Ae Peters
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 21:639-46. 2014
    ..Our objective was to compare the relationships between modifiable risk factors and IHD in men and women from the Asia-Pacific region...
  56. doi request reprint Statistical analysis plan for the second INTEnsive blood pressure Reduction in Acute Cerebral hemorrhage Trial (INTERACT2): a large-scale investigation to solve longstanding controversy over the most appropriate management of elevated blood pressure in th
    Craig Anderson
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and University of Sydney, Missenden Road, Camperdown, ACT 2050, Australia
    Int J Stroke 8:327-8. 2013
    ..The Statistical analysis plan (SAP) for the second INTEnsive blood pressure Reduction in Acute Cerebral hemorrhage Trial (INTERACT2)...
  57. pmc The prognostic value of adipose tissue fatty acids for incident cardiovascular disease: results from 3944 subjects in the Scottish Heart Health Extended Cohort Study
    Mark Woodward
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Institute of Cardiovascular Research, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Eur Heart J 32:1416-23. 2011
    ....
  58. 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...
  59. 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...
  60. 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
    ....
  61. 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...
  62. 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...
  63. pmc Associations of lifestyle factors, disease history and awareness with health-related quality of life in a Thai population
    Prin Vathesatogkit
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e49921. 2012
    ..We examined and compared the effects of different health states on quality of life in a Thai population...
  64. doi request reprint Higher-than-optimal body mass index and diabetes mortality in the Asia Pacific region
    Alexandra L C Martiniuk
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 94:471-6. 2011
    ..To estimate the population attributable fraction (PAF) of elevated body mass index (BMI) for diabetes mortality by country, sex and age group, for the Western Pacific and South-East Asia regions...
  65. 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...
  66. 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...
  67. ncbi request reprint The socioeconomic burden of cancer in member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)--stakeholder meeting report
    Stephen Jan
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 13:407-9. 2012
    ..The aim of the study is to assess the health and socioeconomic impact of cancer on patients in ASEAN communities, and the factors that may impact on these outcomes...
  68. pmc Event rates, hospital utilization, and costs associated with major complications of diabetes: a multicountry comparative analysis
    Philip M Clarke
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    PLoS Med 7:e1000236. 2010
    ..Our objective was to estimate and compare event rates, hospital utilization, and costs associated with major diabetes-related complications in high-, middle-, and low-income countries...
  69. 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...
  70. ncbi request reprint Comparison of plasma fibrinogen by Clauss, prothrombin time-derived, and immunonephelometric assays in a general population: implications for risk stratification by thirds of fibrinogen
    Ann Rumley
    Department of Medicine University of Glasgow, UK, Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 14:197-201. 2003
    ....
  71. 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...
  72. 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...
  73. 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...
  74. 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...
  75. 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
    ....
  76. 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...
  77. 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...
  78. 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...
  79. 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...
  80. 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...
  81. 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
    ....
  82. 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...
  83. 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...
  84. 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...
  85. 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...
  86. 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...
  87. 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...
  88. 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...
  89. 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
    ....
  90. 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...
  91. 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...
  92. doi request reprint Associations of proinflammatory cytokines with the risk of recurrent stroke
    Paul Welsh
    Division of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Royal Infirmary, 10 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow G31 2ER, UK
    Stroke 39:2226-30. 2008
    ..We studied the association of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-18, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) with recurrent stroke in a nested case-control study derived from the Perindopril Protection Against Recurrent Stroke Study (PROGRESS)...
  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 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...
  95. 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
    ....
  96. 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
  97. 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...
  98. ncbi request reprint Distributions of C-reactive protein measured by high-sensitivity assays in apparently healthy men and women from different populations in Europe
    Armin Imhof
    Department of Internal Medicine II, Cardiology, University of Ulm, Germany
    Clin Chem 49:669-72. 2003
  99. ncbi request reprint The relationship between cotinine and periodontal disease
    Natalie M Leow
    University of Sydney
    Ann R Australas Coll Dent Surg 18:51-2. 2006
    ..Smokers had comparable periodontitis at a younger age than non-smokers. Smoking, as measured by cigarettes smoked per day and plasma cotinine levels, was significantly related to the severity of periodontitis...
  100. 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...
  101. 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...