Cynthia M Balion

Summary

Affiliation: McMaster University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Reproducibility of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and impaired fasting glucose (IFG) classification: a systematic review
    Cynthia M Balion
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Chem Lab Med 45:1180-5. 2007
  2. pmc Vitamin D, cognition, and dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Cynthia Balion
    Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Neurology 79:1397-405. 2012
  3. pmc Brain type carnosinase in dementia: a pilot study
    Cynthia M Balion
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Neurol 7:38. 2007
  4. pmc Screening for hypoglycemia at the bedside in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with the Abbott PCx glucose meter
    Cynthia Balion
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Pediatr 6:28. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Evidence for the use of B-type natriuretic peptides for screening asymptomatic populations and for diagnosis in primary care
    Stephen A Hill
    Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Clin Biochem 41:240-9. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of BNP as a predictor of prognosis in persons with coronary artery disease
    Mark Oremus
    McMaster Evidence Based Practice Center, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Clin Biochem 41:260-5. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Physiological, pathological, pharmacological, biochemical and hematological factors affecting BNP and NT-proBNP
    Cynthia M Balion
    Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Clin Biochem 41:231-9. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Monitoring the response to pharmacologic therapy in patients with stable chronic heart failure: is BNP or NT-proBNP a useful assessment tool?
    Cynthia M Balion
    Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Clin Biochem 41:266-76. 2008
  9. doi request reprint The Canadian longitudinal study on aging (CLSA)
    Parminder S Raina
    McMaster Evidence Based Practice Center, McMaster University, Canada
    Can J Aging 28:221-9. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of BNP and NT-proBNP in patients presenting to acute care settings with dyspnea: a systematic review
    Andrew Worster
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Clin Biochem 41:250-9. 2008

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Publications12

  1. ncbi request reprint Reproducibility of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and impaired fasting glucose (IFG) classification: a systematic review
    Cynthia M Balion
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Chem Lab Med 45:1180-5. 2007
    ..We sought to determine what the reproducibility of these classifications was when repeat tests were performed by conducting a systematic review of the literature...
  2. pmc Vitamin D, cognition, and dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Cynthia Balion
    Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Neurology 79:1397-405. 2012
    ..To examine the association between cognitive function and dementia with vitamin D concentration in adults...
  3. pmc Brain type carnosinase in dementia: a pilot study
    Cynthia M Balion
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Neurol 7:38. 2007
    ..Carnosinase is a dipeptidase found almost exclusively in brain and serum. Carnosinase and its substrate carnosine have been linked to neuropathophysiological processes...
  4. pmc Screening for hypoglycemia at the bedside in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with the Abbott PCx glucose meter
    Cynthia Balion
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Pediatr 6:28. 2006
    ..Glucose meters however, lack the same accuracy as laboratory instruments for glucose measurement. In this study we investigated potential reasons for this inaccuracy and established a cut off value for confirmatory testing...
  5. ncbi request reprint Evidence for the use of B-type natriuretic peptides for screening asymptomatic populations and for diagnosis in primary care
    Stephen A Hill
    Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Clin Biochem 41:240-9. 2008
    ..To determine the screening and diagnostic properties of BNP and NT-proBNP for heart failure in primary care...
  6. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of BNP as a predictor of prognosis in persons with coronary artery disease
    Mark Oremus
    McMaster Evidence Based Practice Center, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Clin Biochem 41:260-5. 2008
    ..This systematic review was conducted to examine whether B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) can predict mortality and other cardiac endpoints in persons diagnosed with coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Physiological, pathological, pharmacological, biochemical and hematological factors affecting BNP and NT-proBNP
    Cynthia M Balion
    Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Clin Biochem 41:231-9. 2008
    ..To gain a better understanding of the scope and breadth of factors associated with the B-type natriuretic peptides...
  8. ncbi request reprint Monitoring the response to pharmacologic therapy in patients with stable chronic heart failure: is BNP or NT-proBNP a useful assessment tool?
    Cynthia M Balion
    Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Clin Biochem 41:266-76. 2008
    ..We sought to determine whether B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) or N-terminal proBNP (NT-proBNP) concentration changes occurred in parallel to changes in other measures of heart failure following treatment...
  9. doi request reprint The Canadian longitudinal study on aging (CLSA)
    Parminder S Raina
    McMaster Evidence Based Practice Center, McMaster University, Canada
    Can J Aging 28:221-9. 2009
    ..The CLSA will become a rich data source for the study of the complex interrelationship among the biological, physical, psychosocial, and societal factors that affect healthy aging...
  10. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of BNP and NT-proBNP in patients presenting to acute care settings with dyspnea: a systematic review
    Andrew Worster
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Clin Biochem 41:250-9. 2008
    ..We sought to compare the diagnostic performance of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal proBNP measurements in patients presenting to acute care settings with dyspnea, a common presenting symptom of heart failure...
  11. doi request reprint Utility of urine myoglobin for the prediction of acute renal failure in patients with suspected rhabdomyolysis: a systematic review
    Karina Rodriguez-Capote
    Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Chem 55:2190-7. 2009
    ..We sought to determine the predictive validity of urine myoglobin (uMb) for acute renal failure (ARF) in patients with suspected rhabdomyolysis...
  12. ncbi request reprint Annual incidence and relative risk of diabetes in people with various categories of dysglycemia: a systematic overview and meta-analysis of prospective studies
    Hertzel C Gerstein
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 78:305-12. 2007
    ..Several estimates of the risk of progression to diabetes in people with impaired fasting glucose (IFG) or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) have been reported...