Alain G Bertoni

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint 30,000 fewer heart attacks and strokes in North Carolina: a challenge to prioritize prevention
    Alain G Bertoni
    Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem NC 27157, USA
    N C Med J 73:449-56. 2012
  2. pmc Impact of the look AHEAD intervention on NT-pro brain natriuretic peptide in overweight and obese adults with diabetes
    Alain G Bertoni
    Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1511-8. 2012
  3. pmc A multilevel assessment of barriers to adoption of Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) among African Americans of low socioeconomic status
    Alain G Bertoni
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 22:1205-20. 2011
  4. pmc The impact of obesity on cardiovascular disease risk factors and subclinical vascular disease: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Gregory L Burke
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:928-35. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Enhancing quality of heart failure care in managed Medicare and Medicaid in North Carolina: results of the North Carolina Achieving Cardiac Excellence (NC ACE) Project
    David C Goff
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Am Heart J 150:717-24. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint The effects of race and region on cardiovascular morbidity among elderly Americans with diabetes
    Alain G Bertoni
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:2620-5. 2005
  7. pmc Impact of a multifaceted intervention on cholesterol management in primary care practices: guideline adherence for heart health randomized trial
    Alain G Bertoni
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:678-86. 2009
  8. pmc Appropriateness of cholesterol management in primary care by sex and level of cardiovascular risk
    Ann Hiott Barham
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Prev Cardiol 12:95-101. 2009
  9. pmc Modification of the effect of glycemic status on aortic distensibility by age in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    R Brandon Stacey
    Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Cardiology Section, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Hypertension 55:26-32. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint DASH eating pattern is associated with favorable left ventricular function in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Ha T Nguyen
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 31:401-7. 2012

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Publications39

  1. ncbi request reprint 30,000 fewer heart attacks and strokes in North Carolina: a challenge to prioritize prevention
    Alain G Bertoni
    Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem NC 27157, USA
    N C Med J 73:449-56. 2012
    ....
  2. pmc Impact of the look AHEAD intervention on NT-pro brain natriuretic peptide in overweight and obese adults with diabetes
    Alain G Bertoni
    Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1511-8. 2012
    ..In conclusion, among overweight and obese persons with diabetes, an ILI that reduced weight was associated with an increased NT-proBNP...
  3. pmc A multilevel assessment of barriers to adoption of Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) among African Americans of low socioeconomic status
    Alain G Bertoni
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 22:1205-20. 2011
    ..We examined perceptions of Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) and the food environment among African Americans (AA) with high blood pressure living in two low-income communities and objectively assessed local food outlets...
  4. pmc The impact of obesity on cardiovascular disease risk factors and subclinical vascular disease: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Gregory L Burke
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:928-35. 2008
    ..To assess the importance of the obesity epidemic on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, we determined the prevalence of obesity and the relationship of obesity to CVD risk factors and subclinical vascular disease...
  5. ncbi request reprint Enhancing quality of heart failure care in managed Medicare and Medicaid in North Carolina: results of the North Carolina Achieving Cardiac Excellence (NC ACE) Project
    David C Goff
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Am Heart J 150:717-24. 2005
    ..To evaluate an intervention to improve the quality of care of patients with heart failure in managed Medicare and Medicaid plans in North Carolina...
  6. ncbi request reprint The effects of race and region on cardiovascular morbidity among elderly Americans with diabetes
    Alain G Bertoni
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:2620-5. 2005
    ..Because geographic region is known to influence the risk of CVD in the U.S., we sought to determine the effects of race and region on cardiovascular morbidity among elderly Americans with diabetes...
  7. pmc Impact of a multifaceted intervention on cholesterol management in primary care practices: guideline adherence for heart health randomized trial
    Alain G Bertoni
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:678-86. 2009
    ..Physician adherence to National Cholesterol Education Program clinical practice guidelines has been poor...
  8. pmc Appropriateness of cholesterol management in primary care by sex and level of cardiovascular risk
    Ann Hiott Barham
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Prev Cardiol 12:95-101. 2009
    ..The challenge facing implementation of ATP III guidelines is much greater for intermediate- and high-risk patients than for low-risk patients...
  9. pmc Modification of the effect of glycemic status on aortic distensibility by age in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    R Brandon Stacey
    Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Cardiology Section, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Hypertension 55:26-32. 2010
    ..However, age modified the effect of glucose status such that differences between the groups diminished with advancing age...
  10. ncbi request reprint DASH eating pattern is associated with favorable left ventricular function in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Ha T Nguyen
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 31:401-7. 2012
    ..This study sought to determine the cross-sectional relationship between the DASH eating pattern and left ventricular (LV) function in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)...
  11. doi request reprint Suboptimal control of glycemia, blood pressure, and LDL cholesterol in overweight adults with diabetes: the Look AHEAD Study
    Alain G Bertoni
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Diabetes Complications 22:1-9. 2008
    ..The characteristics associated with meeting goals for glycemia, blood pressure (BP), and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol for participants with diabetes were examined...
  12. ncbi request reprint Excess mortality related to diabetes mellitus in elderly Medicare beneficiaries
    Alain G Bertoni
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 14:362-7. 2004
    ..To determine whether diabetes remains an important contributor to mortality among the elderly...
  13. pmc Value of recruitment strategies used in a primary care practice-based trial
    Shellie D Ellis
    Department of Outcomes Research, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, U S A
    Contemp Clin Trials 28:258-67. 2007
    ..However, yields are variable; and the approach can be costly and lead to biased, unrepresentative samples. We sought to explore the potential efficiency of alternative methods...
  14. pmc Translating the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet for use in underresourced, urban African American communities, 2010
    Melicia C Whitt-Glover
    Gramercy Research Group, 500 W 4th St, Ste 203, Winston Salem, NC 27101, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 10:120088. 2013
    ..The objective of this pilot study was to test the feasibility of using a culturally modified version of DASH among African Americans in an underresourced community...
  15. ncbi request reprint Diabetic cardiomyopathy and subclinical cardiovascular disease: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Alain G Bertoni
    Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Department of Public Health Sciences, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:588-94. 2006
    ..We examined whether diabetic cardiomyopathy is associated with subclinical atherosclerosis and if abnormalities are found with impaired fasting glucose (IFG)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Ethnic disparities: control of glycemia, blood pressure, and LDL cholesterol among US adults with type 2 diabetes
    Julienne K Kirk
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 39:1489-501. 2005
    ..To examine ethnic disparities in the quality of diabetes care among adults with diabetes in the US through a systematic qualitative review...
  17. pmc The association between physical activity and subclinical atherosclerosis: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Alain G Bertoni
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:444-54. 2009
    ..These data suggest that walking pace is associated with less subclinical atherosclerosis; these associations may be mediated by cardiovascular disease risk factors...
  18. ncbi request reprint Predicted risk of coronary heart disease among persons with type 2 diabetes
    Julienne K Kirk
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Coron Artery Dis 18:595-600. 2007
    ..We evaluated whether there are racial/ethnic differences in predicted probability of CHD among persons with type 2 diabetes from the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...
  19. pmc Electrocardiographic abnormalities associated with the metabolic syndrome and its components: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Imo A Ebong
    Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Metab Syndr Relat Disord 10:92-7. 2012
    ..The association between metabolic syndrome and electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities is not well established...
  20. ncbi request reprint Insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and subclinical atherosclerosis: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Alain G Bertoni
    Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:2951-6. 2007
    ..To investigate the association of insulin resistance and clinically defined metabolic syndrome (MetS) with subclinical atherosclerosis and examine whether these relationships vary by race/ethnicity or sex...
  21. ncbi request reprint Sex disparities in procedure use for acute myocardial infarction in the United States, 1995 to 2001
    Alain G Bertoni
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 147:1054-60. 2004
    ....
  22. pmc Racial and ethnic disparities in cardiac catheterization for acute myocardial infarction in the United States, 1995--2001
    Alain G Bertoni
    Departments of Public Health Sciences and Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 97:317-23. 2005
    ..for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) to determine whether disparities documented from the 1980s through mid-1990s persist, and evaluate whether patient and hospital characteristics are associated with any observed disparities..
  23. ncbi request reprint Quality of cholesterol screening and management with respect to the National Cholesterol Education's Third Adult Treatment Panel (ATPIII) guideline in primary care practices in North Carolina
    Alain G Bertoni
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 152:785-92. 2006
    ..We assessed whether lipid screening and management was consistent with the National Cholesterol Education's ATPIII in a sample of primary care practices participating in a quality improvement study...
  24. pmc Control of blood pressure in North Carolina primary care: baseline data from the GLAD Heart Trial
    Erica L Rosenberger
    Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, USA
    N C Med J 69:441-6. 2008
    ....
  25. pmc Inflammation and the incidence of type 2 diabetes: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Alain G Bertoni
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Diabetes Care 33:804-10. 2010
    ..Many studies have documented associations between inflammation and type 2 diabetes incidence. We assessed potential variability in this association in the major U.S. racial/ethnic groups...
  26. pmc Lifestyle change and mobility in obese adults with type 2 diabetes
    W Jack Rejeski
    Reynolda Campus, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC 27109, USA
    N Engl J Med 366:1209-17. 2012
    ..Adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus often have limitations in mobility that increase with age. An intensive lifestyle intervention that produces weight loss and improves fitness could slow the loss of mobility in such patients...
  27. doi request reprint Comparison of methods to measure heart size using noncontrast-enhanced computed tomography: correlation with left ventricular mass
    Kurt R Daniel
    Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 32:934-41. 2008
    ..Left ventricular (LV) mass is a useful independent predictor of cardiovascular events. We sought to develop a new correlate of LV mass using noncontrast-enhanced cardiac computed tomography (NCE-CCT)...
  28. pmc Correlates of coronary artery calcified plaque in blacks and whites with type 2 diabetes
    Lynne E Wagenknecht
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 21:34-41. 2011
    ..To examine whether the relationship between cardiovascular disease risk factors and coronary artery calcification (CAC) is modified by race among those with diabetes...
  29. pmc Age at menopause and incident heart failure: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Imo A Ebong
    From the 1Department of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 2Division of Cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 3Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora, CO 4National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD 5Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA and 6Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC
    Menopause 21:585-91. 2014
    ..We also explored the associations of early menopause and age at menopause with left ventricular (LV) measures of structure and function in postmenopausal women...
  30. pmc Admixture mapping of coronary artery calcified plaque in African Americans with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Jasmin Divers
    Departments of Biostatistical Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1053, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Genet 6:97-105. 2013
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Hypertension treatment in the ambulatory setting: comparison by race and gender in a national survey
    Denise E Bonds
    Section of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 6:223-8; quiz 229-30. 2004
    ..51; 95% CI, 1.20-1.91) and diuretics (OR, 1.37; 95% CI, 1.08-1.74). Low use of recommended therapies was found. Although variation by race was seen, it did not systematically favor groups associated with poor outcomes...
  32. ncbi request reprint Dyslipidemia prevalence, treatment, and control in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA): gender, ethnicity, and coronary artery calcium
    David C Goff
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27101, USA
    Circulation 113:647-56. 2006
    ..In addition, this report provides information about the presence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) across groups defined by risk and recommendations for the use of lipid-lowering drugs...
  33. ncbi request reprint A qualitative review of studies of diabetes preventive care among minority patients in the United States, 1993-2003
    Julienne K Kirk
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:349-60. 2005
    ..To review existing data to determine whether ethnic disparities exist for diabetes-related preventive care among adults in the United States...
  34. ncbi request reprint Participation in surgical oncology clinical trials: gender-, race/ethnicity-, and age-based disparities
    John H Stewart
    Department of General Surgery, Section on Surgical Oncology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:3328-34. 2007
    ..To characterize the representation of racial/ethnic minorities, women, and older persons among participants in surgical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI)...
  35. ncbi request reprint Quality of heart failure care in managed Medicare and Medicaid patients in North Carolina
    Alain G Bertoni
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Cardiol 93:714-8. 2004
    ..Opportunities for improvement remain, particularly for beta-blocker use...
  36. pmc Transferability and fine mapping of type 2 diabetes loci in African Americans: the Candidate Gene Association Resource Plus Study
    Maggie C Y Ng
    Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine Research, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Diabetes 62:965-76. 2013
    ..The reduced and differential LD pattern in AfA compared with European and Asian populations may facilitate fine mapping of causal variants at loci shared across populations...
  37. ncbi request reprint Acute coronary syndrome national statistics: challenges in definitions
    Alain G Bertoni
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 149:1055-61. 2005
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Carotid intima-media thickness is associated with incident heart failure among middle-aged whites and blacks: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Valery S Effoe
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC
    J Am Heart Assoc 3:e000797. 2014
    ..Increased carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) is associated with subclinical left ventricular myocardial dysfunction, suggesting a possible role of carotid IMT in heart failure (HF) risk determination...
  39. ncbi request reprint Heart failure prevalence, incidence, and mortality in the elderly with diabetes
    Alain G Bertoni
    Department of Public Health Science, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:699-703. 2004
    ..The goal of this study was to determine heart failure prevalence and incidence rates, subsequent mortality, and risk factors for heart failure among older populations in Medicare with diabetes...