Anthony Rodgers

Summary

Affiliation: University of Auckland
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. ncbi Blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in the Asia Pacific region
    C M M Lawes
    J Hypertens 21:707-16. 2003
  2. pmc Distribution of major health risks: findings from the Global Burden of Disease study
    Anthony Rodgers
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS Med 1:e27. 2004
  3. pmc Do u smoke after txt? Results of a randomised trial of smoking cessation using mobile phone text messaging
    A Rodgers
    School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Tob Control 14:255-61. 2005
  4. ncbi 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
  5. pmc Recruiting equal numbers of indigenous and non-indigenous participants to a 'polypill' randomized trial
    Vanessa Selak
    National Institute of Health Innovation, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Int J Equity Health 12:44. 2013
  6. doi Does improved access and greater choice of nicotine replacement therapy affect smoking cessation success? Findings from a randomized controlled trial
    Natalie Walker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Addiction 106:1176-85. 2011
  7. pmc Feasibility, design and conduct of a pragmatic randomized controlled trial to reduce overweight and obesity in children: The electronic games to aid motivation to exercise (eGAME) study
    Ralph Maddison
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 9:146. 2009
  8. ncbi Blood pressure and the global burden of disease 2000. Part II: estimates of attributable burden
    Carlene M M Lawes
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Hypertens 24:423-30. 2006
  9. ncbi Cardiovascular medications in primary care: treatment gaps and targeting by absolute risk
    Natasha Rafter
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 118:U1676. 2005
  10. pmc A theory-based video messaging mobile phone intervention for smoking cessation: randomized controlled trial
    Robyn Whittaker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Med Internet Res 13:e10. 2011

Detail Information

Publications93

  1. ncbi Blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in the Asia Pacific region
    C M M Lawes
    J Hypertens 21:707-16. 2003
    ..To estimate age-, sex- and region-specific associations of blood pressure with cardiovascular diseases...
  2. pmc Distribution of major health risks: findings from the Global Burden of Disease study
    Anthony Rodgers
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS Med 1:e27. 2004
    ..The distribution of risk-factor-attributable disease burden, for example by age or exposure level, can inform the selection and targeting of specific interventions and programs, and increase cost-effectiveness...
  3. pmc Do u smoke after txt? Results of a randomised trial of smoking cessation using mobile phone text messaging
    A Rodgers
    School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Tob Control 14:255-61. 2005
    ..To determine the effectiveness of a mobile phone text messaging smoking cessation programme...
  4. ncbi 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
    ....
  5. pmc Recruiting equal numbers of indigenous and non-indigenous participants to a 'polypill' randomized trial
    Vanessa Selak
    National Institute of Health Innovation, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Int J Equity Health 12:44. 2013
    ..Therefore, the IMPACT trial aimed to recruit as many Māori as non-Māori to assess the consistency of the effect of the polypill. This paper describes the methods and results of the recruitment strategy used to achieve this...
  6. doi Does improved access and greater choice of nicotine replacement therapy affect smoking cessation success? Findings from a randomized controlled trial
    Natalie Walker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Addiction 106:1176-85. 2011
    ..To determine the effect of offering smokers who want to quit easy access to nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), a period of familiarization and choice of product on smoking abstinence at 6 months...
  7. pmc Feasibility, design and conduct of a pragmatic randomized controlled trial to reduce overweight and obesity in children: The electronic games to aid motivation to exercise (eGAME) study
    Ralph Maddison
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 9:146. 2009
    ....
  8. ncbi Blood pressure and the global burden of disease 2000. Part II: estimates of attributable burden
    Carlene M M Lawes
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Hypertens 24:423-30. 2006
    ..To provide estimates of the global burden of disease attributable to non-optimal blood pressure by age and sex for adults aged > or = 30 years, by WHO subregion...
  9. ncbi Cardiovascular medications in primary care: treatment gaps and targeting by absolute risk
    Natasha Rafter
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 118:U1676. 2005
    ....
  10. pmc A theory-based video messaging mobile phone intervention for smoking cessation: randomized controlled trial
    Robyn Whittaker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Med Internet Res 13:e10. 2011
    ..This social cognitive theory-based intervention (called "STUB IT") used observational learning via short video diary messages from role models going through the quitting process to teach behavioral change techniques...
  11. doi Effects of active video games on body composition: a randomized controlled trial
    Ralph Maddison
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Am J Clin Nutr 94:156-63. 2011
    ..Sedentary activities such as video gaming are independently associated with obesity. Active video games, in which players physically interact with images on screen, may help increase physical activity and improve body composition...
  12. ncbi Ethnic disparities in nutrition-related mortality in New Zealand: 1997-2011
    Carlene Lawes
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland
    N Z Med J 119:U2122. 2006
    ..In addition, to estimate the ethnic-specific burden of disease that could potentially be avoided in 2011 if exposure to these risk factors were reduced...
  13. doi IMProving Adherence using Combination Therapy (IMPACT): design and protocol of a randomised controlled trial in primary care
    Vanessa Selak
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Contemp Clin Trials 32:909-15. 2011
    ..The trial is registered with the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry (ACTRN12606000067572)...
  14. pmc Antenatal exposure to betamethasone: psychological functioning and health related quality of life 31 years after inclusion in randomised controlled trial
    Stuart R Dalziel
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMJ 331:665. 2005
    ..To determine if antenatal exposure to betamethasone for the prevention of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome alters psychological functioning and health related quality of life in adulthood...
  15. ncbi Psychological functioning and health-related quality of life in adulthood after preterm birth
    Stuart R Dalziel
    Clinical Trials Research Unit and Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Dev Med Child Neurol 49:597-602. 2007
    ..This good long-term outcome cannot be extrapolated to those with early childhood disability or very low birthweights...
  16. ncbi Cardiovascular risk factors after antenatal exposure to betamethasone: 30-year follow-up of a randomised controlled trial
    Stuart R Dalziel
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Lancet 365:1856-62. 2005
    ..We assessed whether antenatal exposure to betamethasone for the prevention of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome affects cardiovascular risk factors at 30 years of age...
  17. ncbi 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...
  18. ncbi Blood pressure and stroke: an overview of published reviews
    Carlene M M Lawes
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Stroke 35:1024. 2004
    ..This article provides an overview of published reviews of the effects on stroke seen in trials of BP-lowering drugs and compares these with the results available from cohort studies...
  19. ncbi Blood pressure and the global burden of disease 2000. Part 1: estimates of blood pressure levels
    Carlene M M Lawes
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Hypertens 24:413-22. 2006
    ..To provide global estimates of blood pressure by age and sex for adults aged > or = 30 years, by WHO subregion...
  20. ncbi Aspirin for primary prevention: yes or no?
    Vanessa Selak
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Prim Health Care 2:92-9. 2010
    ....
  21. pmc The efficacy and tolerability of 'polypills': meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
    C Raina Elley
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 7:e52145. 2012
    ..To assess the blood pressure and lipid-lowering efficacy and tolerability of 'polypills' used in cardiovascular disease prevention trials...
  22. doi Effects of price discounts and tailored nutrition education on supermarket purchases: a randomized controlled trial
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:736-47. 2010
    ..Traditional methods to improve population diets have largely relied on individual responsibility, but there is growing interest in structural interventions such as pricing policies...
  23. doi Pre-cessation nicotine replacement therapy: pragmatic randomized trial
    Chris Bullen
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Addiction 105:1474-83. 2010
    ..To determine the effectiveness of 2 weeks' pre-cessation nicotine patches and/or gum on smoking abstinence at 6 months...
  24. pmc A multimedia mobile phone-based youth smoking cessation intervention: findings from content development and piloting studies
    Robyn Whittaker
    University of Auckland, Leader Health Technology Research, Clinical Trials Research Unit, Private Bag, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Med Internet Res 10:e49. 2008
    ..Following the success of our text messaging smoking cessation program, we developed an innovative multimedia mobile phone smoking cessation intervention...
  25. ncbi Peak bone mass after exposure to antenatal betamethasone and prematurity: follow-up of a randomized controlled trial
    Stuart R Dalziel
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Bone Miner Res 21:1175-86. 2006
    ..Lower birth weight and prematurity predicted reduced adult height. Slower fetal growth rather than prematurity predicted lower bone mass, but this lower bone mass was appropriate for reduced adult height...
  26. ncbi Blood pressure and stroke: an overview of published reviews
    Carlene M M Lawes
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Stroke 35:776-85. 2004
    ..This article provides an overview of published reviews of the effects on stroke seen in trials of BP-lowering drugs and compares these with the results available from cohort studies...
  27. ncbi Blood pressure and coronary heart disease: a review of the evidence
    Carlene M M Lawes
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Semin Vasc Med 2:355-68. 2002
    ..Finally, and most importantly, the large majority of people have suboptimal blood pressure (e.g., systolic > 115 mm Hg) and so initiatives to lower blood pressure population-wide are an essential adjunct to targeted treatment programs...
  28. doi Reducing attention deficits after stroke using attention process training: a randomized controlled trial
    Suzanne L Barker-Collo
    Clinical Training Programme, Department of Psychology Tamaki Campus, Faculty of Science, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Stroke 40:3293-8. 2009
    ..There was no evidence for effectiveness of APT in stroke patients. This trial evaluated effectiveness of APT in improving attention and broader outcomes in stroke survivors 6 months after stroke...
  29. doi MEMO--a mobile phone depression prevention intervention for adolescents: development process and postprogram findings on acceptability from a randomized controlled trial
    Robyn Whittaker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Med Internet Res 14:e13. 2012
    ..New technologies allow delivery of prevention programs scalable to large and disparate populations...
  30. doi Global burden of blood-pressure-related disease, 2001
    Carlene M M Lawes
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Lancet 371:1513-8. 2008
    ..Few studies have assessed the extent and distribution of the blood-pressure burden worldwide. The aim of this study was to quantify the global burden of disease related to high blood pressure...
  31. ncbi Strategies to promote healthier food purchases: a pilot supermarket intervention study
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Public Health Nutr 10:608-15. 2007
    ..To pilot the design and methodology for a large randomised controlled trial (RCT) of two interventions to promote healthier food purchasing: culturally appropriate nutrition education and price discounts...
  32. ncbi Treatment with drugs to lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol based on an individual's absolute cardiovascular risk
    Rod Jackson
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Lancet 365:434-41. 2005
    ..An affordable daily pill combining low doses of various drugs could be useful for the many individuals with slightly abnormal cardiovascular risk factors...
  33. ncbi Smoking cessation using mobile phone text messaging is as effective in Maori as non-Maori
    Dale Bramley
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 118:U1494. 2005
    ..To determine whether a smoking cessation service using mobile phone text messaging is as effective for Maori as non-Maori...
  34. doi Mobile phone-based interventions for smoking cessation
    Robyn Whittaker
    National Institute forHealth Innovation, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 11:CD006611. 2012
    ..Mobile phones are widely used and are now well-integrated into the daily lives of many, particularly young adults. Mobile phones are a potential medium for the delivery of health programmes such as smoking cessation...
  35. pmc Couch potatoes to jumping beans: a pilot study of the effect of active video games on physical activity in children
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:8. 2008
    ..Further research is needed to confirm if playing these games over a longer period of time could also have positive effects on children's body weight and body mass index. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: ACTRN012606000018516...
  36. ncbi Cardiovascular risk factors at age 30 following pre-term birth
    Stuart R Dalziel
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 36:907-15. 2007
    ..However, scarce information exists concerning cardiovascular risk factors in adulthood following pre-term birth, or distinguishing the relative contributions of length of gestation and fetal growth to small size at birth...
  37. ncbi Estimating energy expenditure with the RT3 triaxial accelerometer
    Ralph Maddison
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Res Q Exerc Sport 80:249-56. 2009
    ..The RT3 provided a relatively accurate assessment of free-living activity-related energy expenditure at the group level and generally underestimated total and activity-related energy expenditure compared to DLW..
  38. ncbi Venous ulcer management in New Zealand: usual care versus guideline recommendations
    Andrew Jull
    School of Nursing, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 122:9-18. 2009
    ..To compare usual care with key recommendations for venous ulcer management in the New Zealand Guidelines for Care of People with Chronic Leg Ulcers...
  39. doi Responsiveness of generic and disease-specific health-related quality of life instruments to venous ulcer healing
    Andrew Jull
    School of Nursing, Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Wound Repair Regen 18:26-30. 2010
    ..CXVUQ was more responsive than the generic instruments to change in ulcer status over 12 weeks for measuring health-related quality of life of patients with venous ulceration...
  40. pmc Developing nutrition education resources for a multi-ethnic population in New Zealand
    Helen Eyles
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Health Educ Res 24:558-74. 2009
    ..Many issues affect the likelihood of purchase and consumption of healthy food. These issues should be taken into account when developing nutritional materials for New Zealanders and possibly other multi-ethnic populations worldwide...
  41. ncbi Leg ulcers in New Zealand: age at onset, recurrence and provision of care in an urban population
    Natalie Walker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland
    N Z Med J 115:286-9. 2002
    ..To describe the age at onset, recurrence rate, and provision of care for people with leg ulcers in New Zealand...
  42. ncbi The occurrence of leg ulcers in Auckland: results of a population-based study
    Natalie Walker
    Department of Medicine, University of Auckland
    N Z Med J 115:159-62. 2002
    ..To estimate the cumulative incidence rate and prevalence of leg ulcers in Auckland...
  43. ncbi Leg ulceration and perceived health: a population based case-control study
    Andrew Jull
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland
    Age Ageing 33:236-41. 2004
    ..To quantify the effect of leg ulceration on health-related quality of life and to estimate a health state value for leg ulceration...
  44. ncbi The emerging role of induced hypothermia in the management of acute stroke
    Valery L Feigin
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Clin Neurosci 9:502-7. 2002
    ..Critical issues that will need to be considered in a well designed randomised controlled trial of induced hypothermia in acute stroke patients are discussed...
  45. ncbi Mortality attributable to higher-than-optimal body mass index in New Zealand
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Public Health Intelligence Unit, Ministry of Health, Wellington, New Zealand
    Public Health Nutr 8:402-8. 2005
    ..To estimate the burden of mortality in New Zealand due to higher-than-optimal body mass index (BMI) in 1997, as well as mortality that could be avoided in 2011 with feasible changes in mean population BMI...
  46. ncbi Does capture-recapture analysis provide more reliable estimates of the incidence and prevalence of leg ulcers in the community?
    Natalie K Walker
    Department of Medicine, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 26:451-5. 2002
    ..To determine whether capture-recapture analysis provides more reliable estimates of the cumulative incidence and prevalence of leg ulcers in Auckland, New Zealand...
  47. ncbi The emerging role of therapeutic hypothermia in acute stroke
    Valery Feigin
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, 3Ferncroft Street, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand
    Lancet Neurol 2:529. 2003
  48. ncbi Randomized clinical trial of honey-impregnated dressings for venous leg ulcers
    Andrew Jull
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Br J Surg 95:175-82. 2008
    ..The efficacy of honey as a treatment for venous ulcers has not been evaluated, despite widespread interest. This trial aimed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of honey as a dressing for venous ulcers...
  49. doi Use of electronic sales data to tailor nutrition education resources for an ethnically diverse population
    H Eyles
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Hum Nutr Diet 23:38-47. 2010
    ..The present study aimed to use individualised electronic supermarket sales data to tailor nutrition resources for an ethnically diverse population in a large supermarket intervention trial in New Zealand...
  50. ncbi Effect of chitosan on weight loss in overweight and obese individuals: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    C Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Obes Rev 6:35-42. 2005
    ..11] were less than in lower quality studies [-2.3 (-2.7, -1.8) kg, P < 0.00001]. Results obtained from high-quality trials indicate that the effect of chitosan on body weight is minimal and unlikely to be of clinical significance...
  51. ncbi The effect of the dietary supplement, Chitosan, on body weight: a randomised controlled trial in 250 overweight and obese adults
    C Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:1149-56. 2004
    ..Chitosan, a deacetylated chitin, is a widely available dietary supplement purported to decrease body weight and serum lipids through gastrointestinal fat binding. Although evaluated in a number of trials, its efficacy remains in dispute...
  52. ncbi Body mass index and cardiovascular disease in the Asia-Pacific Region: an overview of 33 cohorts involving 310 000 participants
    C Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 33:751-8. 2004
    ..Our objective was to assess the age-, sex-, and region-specific associations of BMI with cardiovascular disease using individual participant data from prospective studies in the Asia-Pacific region...
  53. ncbi Subarachnoid haemorrhage occurrence exhibits a temporal pattern - evidence from meta-analysis
    V L Feigin
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Eur J Neurol 9:511-6. 2002
    ..It is suggested that the occurrence of some major acute vascular events (total ischaemic strokes, intracerebral haemorrhage and myocardial infarction) may be influenced by common triggering factors...
  54. doi Will screening individuals at high risk of cardiovascular events deliver large benefits? Yes
    Rod Jackson
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    BMJ 337:a1371. 2008
  55. ncbi Energy expended playing video console games: an opportunity to increase children's physical activity?
    Ralph Maddison
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 19:334-43. 2007
    ..Playing active console video games over short periods of time is similar in intensity to light to moderate traditional physical activities such as walking, skipping, and jogging...
  56. ncbi Clinical trials in New Zealand--treading water in the knowledge wave?
    Andrew Jull
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 118:U1638. 2005
    ..To describe the number and type of clinical trials in New Zealand 1998-2003, and to identify the number of trials for which approval was sought in 2003 that were listed with trial registries...
  57. doi Cyclists' attitudes toward policies encouraging bicycle travel: findings from the Taupo Bicycle Study in New Zealand
    Sandar Tin Tin
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Health Promot Int 25:54-62. 2010
    ..There were important differences in these perceived influences defined by the participants' socio-demographic characteristics and current cycling habits...
  58. ncbi Blood pressure at 6 years of age after prenatal exposure to betamethasone: follow-up results of a randomized, controlled trial
    Stuart R Dalziel
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Pediatrics 114:e373-7. 2004
    ..To determine whether prenatal exposure to betamethasone for the prevention of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) alters blood pressure in childhood...
  59. ncbi Effectiveness of monetary incentives in modifying dietary behavior:a review of randomized, controlled trials
    Joanne Wall
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, School of Population Health, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
    Nutr Rev 64:518-31. 2006
    ..In particular, larger, long-term RCTs are needed with population groups at high risk of nutrition-related diseases...
  60. ncbi 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...
  61. ncbi Obesity and health-related quality of life: results from a weight loss trial
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 117:U1211. 2004
    ..To measure health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in overweight and obese New Zealand adults taking part in a weight loss trial, and to compare findings with the New Zealand population...
  62. ncbi Screening and intervention for alcohol problems among patients admitted following unintentional injury: a missed opportunity?
    Jamie Hosking
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland
    N Z Med J 120:U2417. 2007
    ..To describe current screening and intervention practice for alcohol problems in a New Zealand trauma centre...
  63. ncbi Changing patterns of pharmacological thromboprophylaxis use by orthopaedic surgeons in New Zealand
    Natalie Walker
    Clinical Trials ResearchUnit, Department of Medicine, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    ANZ J Surg 72:335-8. 2002
    ..This survey was repeated in 1999 to ascertain whether this pattern of use had changed...
  64. pmc Do fixed-dose combination pills or unit-of-use packaging improve adherence? A systematic review
    Jennie Connor
    Department of Community Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Bull World Health Organ 82:935-9. 2004
    ....
  65. ncbi Leg ulceration as a long-term complication of deep vein thrombosis
    Natalie Walker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Auckland, PB 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Vasc Surg 38:1331-5. 2003
    ..To evaluate the role of deep vein thrombosis as a cause of leg ulcers...
  66. ncbi Random errors in the measurement of 10 cardiovascular risk factors
    G Whitlock
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Eur J Epidemiol 17:907-9. 2001
    ..39) and pulse rate (0.47 and 0.56). For each of these risk factors, with the possible exception of BMI, associations with long-term average values could be importantly biased toward the null unless appropriate corrections are made...
  67. pmc Long term effects of antenatal betamethasone on lung function: 30 year follow up of a randomised controlled trial
    S R Dalziel
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Thorax 61:678-83. 2006
    ..However, little is known of the long term effects of exposure to antenatal betamethasone on lung function in adulthood...
  68. doi Conspicuity and bicycle crashes: preliminary findings of the Taupo Bicycle Study
    S J Thornley
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Inj Prev 14:11-8. 2008
    ..To describe the methods, characteristics of participants, and report on the preliminary findings of a longitudinal study of cyclists...
  69. pmc A cure for cardiovascular disease? Combination treatment has enormous potential, especially in developing countries
    Anthony Rodgers
    BMJ 326:1407-8. 2003
  70. ncbi Effectiveness and costs of interventions to lower systolic blood pressure and cholesterol: a global and regional analysis on reduction of cardiovascular-disease risk
    Christopher J L Murray
    Evidence and Information for Policy, World Health Organization, 27, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 361:717-25. 2003
    ....
  71. ncbi Body mass index and risk of diabetes mellitus in the Asia-Pacific region
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 15:127-33. 2006
    ..The results indicate considerable potential for reduction in incidence of diabetes with population-wide lowering of body mass index in this region...
  72. pmc The PROGRESS trial three years later: time for more action, less distraction
    Stephen MacMahon
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    BMJ 329:970-1. 2004
  73. ncbi Clinical trials in NZ: does anybody know what's going on?
    Andrew Jull
    N Z Med J 115:U269. 2002
  74. ncbi Estimates of global and regional potential health gains from reducing multiple major risk factors
    Majid Ezzati
    Risk, Resources, and Environmental Management Division, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC, USA
    Lancet 362:271-80. 2003
    ..But few such investigations have been attempted, and none on a global scale. Our aim was to estimate the potential health benefits from removal of multiple major risk factors...
  75. ncbi Can we eliminate inequalities in coronary disease? Absolutely
    Martin Tobias
    Health and Disability Intelligence Unit, Health and Disability Systems Strategy Directorate, Ministry of Health, Wellington, New Zealand
    Lancet 372:1612-3. 2008
  76. ncbi Cardiovascular mortality attributable to high blood cholesterol in New Zealand
    Maria L Turley
    Public Health Intelligence, Ministry of Health, Wellington, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 30:252-7. 2006
    ....
  77. ncbi Vegetable and fruit intake and mortality from chronic disease in New Zealand
    Martin Tobias
    Public Health Intelligence, Ministry of Health, PO Box 5013, Wellington, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 30:26-31. 2006
    ..To estimate mortality attributable to inadequate vegetable and fruit intake in New Zealand in 1997, and the burden of disease that could be avoided in 2011 if modest increases in vegetable and fruit intake were to occur...
  78. ncbi The value of risk assessment and burden of disease analyses
    Carlene Mm Lawes
    J Hypertens 24:783-4. 2006
  79. ncbi 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...
  80. ncbi Prevention of cardiovascular disease in high-risk individuals in low-income and middle-income countries: health effects and costs
    Stephen S Lim
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98102, USA
    Lancet 370:2054-62. 2007
    ..43 to $0.90 across low-income countries and from $0.54 to $2.93 across middle-income countries. This package could effectively meet three-quarters of the proposed global goal with a moderate increase in health expenditure...
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    Ronald P Stolk
    Department of Epidemiology, University Medical Center Groningen, P O Box 30 001, 9700RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 31:708-13. 2008
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    Niki Stefanogiannis
    Public Health Intelligence, Ministry of Health, PO Box 5013, Wellington, New Zealand
    Public Health Nutr 8:395-401. 2005
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  83. doi Intensive blood glucose control and vascular outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes
    Anushka Patel
    N Engl J Med 358:2560-72. 2008
    ..In patients with type 2 diabetes, the effects of intensive glucose control on vascular outcomes remain uncertain...
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    Anthony Rodgers
    BMJ 337:a2162. 2008
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    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Med 2:e133. 2005
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  86. doi 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...
  87. ncbi Pragmatism and perfection in the prevention of cardiovascular disease
    Valery L Feigin
    Lancet Neurol 6:944-5. 2007
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    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    N Z Med J 116:U487. 2003
  89. ncbi Selected major risk factors and global and regional burden of disease
    Majid Ezzati
    Risk, Resources and Environmental Management Division, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC, USA
    Lancet 360:1347-60. 2002
    ..Our aim was to estimate the contributions of selected major risk factors to global and regional burden of disease in a unified framework...
  90. ncbi Efficacy and tolerability of coadministration of rizatriptan and acetaminophen vs rizatriptan or acetaminophen alone for acute migraine treatment
    Fred Freitag
    Diamond Headache Clinic, Chicago, IL, USA
    Headache 48:921-30. 2008
    ..To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of coadministration of rizatriptan and acetaminophen in the acute treatment of migraine...
  91. ncbi Efficacy and tolerability of aprepitant for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and emesis over multiple cycles of moderately emetogenic chemotherapy
    Jørn Herrstedt
    Department of Oncology, Copenhagen University Hospital Herlev, Herlev, Denmark
    Cancer 104:1548-55. 2005
    ..An aprepitant (APR) regimen was evaluated for prevention of nausea and emesis due to moderately emetogenic chemotherapy (MEC) over multiple cycles...
  92. ncbi Efficacy of Rizatriptan 10 mg administered early in a migraine attack
    Roger Cady
    Primary Care Network, 3805 S Kansas Expressway, Springfield, MO 65807, USA
    Headache 46:914-24. 2006
    ..To determine if administration of rizatriptan 10 mg is superior to placebo for the early treatment of acute migraine, while the pain is mild...
  93. ncbi 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...