Scott Sloka

Summary

Affiliation: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The geospatial relation between UV solar radiation and type 1 diabetes in Newfoundland
    Scott Sloka
    Department of Neurology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 108 Moss Heather Dr, St John s, NL, A1B 4S1, Canada
    Acta Diabetol 47:73-8. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Vitamin D insufficiency common in newborns, children and pregnant women living in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
    Leigh A Newhook
    Memorial University, St John s, Newfoundland, Canada
    Matern Child Nutr 5:186-91. 2009
  3. pmc Reduction of microglial activity in a model of multiple sclerosis by dipyridamole
    Scott Sloka
    Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive, Calgary, AB T2N 4N1, Canada
    J Neuroinflammation 10:89. 2013
  4. pmc Predominance of Th2 polarization by vitamin D through a STAT6-dependent mechanism
    Scott Sloka
    Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Neuroinflammation 8:56. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint A quantitative analysis of suspected environmental causes of MS
    Scott Sloka
    Department of Neurology, Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Neurol Sci 38:98-105. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Time series analysis of ultraviolet B radiation and type 1 diabetes in Newfoundland
    Scott Sloka
    Faculty of Neurology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John s, NL, Canada
    Pediatr Diabetes 9:81-6. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint A quantitative review of the use of FDG-PET in the axillary staging of breast cancer
    J Scott Sloka
    Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John s, Newfoundland, Canada
    Med Sci Monit 13:RA37-46. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Bayesian small area cluster analysis of neural tube defects in Newfoundland
    J Scott Sloka
    Department of Neurology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John s
    Can J Public Health 97:393-7. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint The relation between menarche and the age of first symptoms in a multiple sclerosis cohort
    J S Sloka
    Faculty of Medicine Neurology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 108 Moss Heather Dr, St John s, NL, Canada
    Mult Scler 12:333-9. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Cost effectiveness of positron emission tomography in Canada
    J Scott Sloka
    Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John s, Newfoundland, Canada
    Med Sci Monit 11:PH1-6. 2005

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Publications19

  1. doi request reprint The geospatial relation between UV solar radiation and type 1 diabetes in Newfoundland
    Scott Sloka
    Department of Neurology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 108 Moss Heather Dr, St John s, NL, A1B 4S1, Canada
    Acta Diabetol 47:73-8. 2010
    ..0542 to -0.0096). A more significant correlation of T1DM was observed with erythemal UVB irradiance than with latitude. This study suggests that erythemal UVB radiation may be geospatially associated with the incidence of T1DM in NL...
  2. doi request reprint Vitamin D insufficiency common in newborns, children and pregnant women living in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
    Leigh A Newhook
    Memorial University, St John s, Newfoundland, Canada
    Matern Child Nutr 5:186-91. 2009
    ..Further research on the vitamin D status of this population is important, considering the potential adverse health-related outcomes and the recommendations on supplementation being made...
  3. pmc Reduction of microglial activity in a model of multiple sclerosis by dipyridamole
    Scott Sloka
    Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive, Calgary, AB T2N 4N1, Canada
    J Neuroinflammation 10:89. 2013
    ..Dipyridamole is used clinically for secondary prevention in stroke. In this study, dipyridamole was examined using microglia in culture and in the mouse model of MS, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE)...
  4. pmc Predominance of Th2 polarization by vitamin D through a STAT6-dependent mechanism
    Scott Sloka
    Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Neuroinflammation 8:56. 2011
    ..Less clear has been the impact of vitamin D on the pro-inflammatory Th17 subset, and whether and how vitamin D may preferentially drive the polarization of one of the T helper subsets...
  5. ncbi request reprint A quantitative analysis of suspected environmental causes of MS
    Scott Sloka
    Department of Neurology, Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Neurol Sci 38:98-105. 2011
    ..We analysed the contribution of various environmental factors to the risk of developing MS from a population perspective...
  6. doi request reprint Time series analysis of ultraviolet B radiation and type 1 diabetes in Newfoundland
    Scott Sloka
    Faculty of Neurology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John s, NL, Canada
    Pediatr Diabetes 9:81-6. 2008
    ..Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) has been previously been associated with decreased levels of vitamin D. This study investigates the temporal association between average daily ultraviolet B (UVB) irradiance and T1DM in Newfoundland...
  7. ncbi request reprint A quantitative review of the use of FDG-PET in the axillary staging of breast cancer
    J Scott Sloka
    Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John s, Newfoundland, Canada
    Med Sci Monit 13:RA37-46. 2007
    ..We concluded that PET has promise for the axillary staging of breast cancer once the variability of sensitivity and specificity in these large trials is addressed...
  8. ncbi request reprint Bayesian small area cluster analysis of neural tube defects in Newfoundland
    J Scott Sloka
    Department of Neurology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John s
    Can J Public Health 97:393-7. 2006
    ..Excess residual cases may potentially be due to genetic causes or incomplete supplementation program implementation...
  9. ncbi request reprint The relation between menarche and the age of first symptoms in a multiple sclerosis cohort
    J S Sloka
    Faculty of Medicine Neurology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 108 Moss Heather Dr, St John s, NL, Canada
    Mult Scler 12:333-9. 2006
    ..Previously, multiple sclerosis (MS) has been thought to be associated with changes in hormone levels. This study investigates the association between the age of menarche and the age of onset of the first symptoms of MS...
  10. ncbi request reprint Cost effectiveness of positron emission tomography in Canada
    J Scott Sloka
    Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John s, Newfoundland, Canada
    Med Sci Monit 11:PH1-6. 2005
    ..This study determines a required catchment size for the management of these three cancers based on a breakeven analysis...
  11. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of positron emission tomography in breast cancer
    J Scott Sloka
    Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John s, Newfoundland A1B 4S1, Canada
    Mol Imaging Biol 7:351-60. 2005
    ..In this study, we used quantitative decision tree modeling to assess the cost-effectiveness of a positron emission tomography (PET)-based management scenario for breast cancer in Canada...
  12. ncbi request reprint The mechanism of action of methylprednisolone in the treatment of multiple sclerosis
    J S Sloka
    Faculty of Medicine Neurology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, NL, Canada
    Mult Scler 11:425-32. 2005
    ..As more becomes known about these mechanisms, it may become possible to design treatment regimes that are more specific towards both the individual and the disease state...
  13. ncbi request reprint Multiple sclerosis in Newfoundland and Labrador--a model for disease prevalence
    J S Sloka
    Faculty of Medicine Neurology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John s, NL, Canada
    Can J Neurol Sci 32:43-9. 2005
    ..Very little interregional migration occurred within the province. This uniquely-populated region and its subsequent founder effect provide the basis to develop models of disease prevalence...
  14. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of positron emission tomography for non-small cell lung carcinoma in Canada
    J Scott Sloka
    Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John s, Canada
    Med Sci Monit 10:MT73-80. 2004
    ..Both management costs and life expectancy are determined...
  15. ncbi request reprint Incidence and prevalence of multiple sclerosis in Newfoundland and Labrador
    J S Sloka
    Faculty of Medicine Neurology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John s, NL, Canada
    Can J Neurol Sci 32:37-42. 2005
    ..This study revisits the incidence and prevalence of MS in NL for the year 2001...
  16. ncbi request reprint Seasonal variation of maternal serum vitamin D in Newfoundland and Labrador
    Scott Sloka
    Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Calgary AB, Canada
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 31:313-21. 2009
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  17. ncbi request reprint Observations on recent studies showing increased co-occurrence of autoimmune diseases
    Scott Sloka
    Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John s, Canada
    J Autoimmun 18:251-7. 2002
    ..It also suggests an historical perspective on the results of past studies as to the type of information that can be inferred from them...
  18. doi request reprint Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans in demyelinated lesions impair remyelination
    Lorraine W Lau
    Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
    Ann Neurol 72:419-32. 2012
    ..Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs) have been reported to accumulate in MS lesions, and we thus examined the functional roles of CSPGs on oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs), oligodendrocytes, and remyelination...