Fang Fang

Summary

Affiliation: Karolinska Institutet
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Risk of infection-related cancers after the loss of a child: a follow-up study in Sweden
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Cancer Res 71:116-22. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and cancer: a register-based study in Sweden
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener 14:362-8. 2013
  3. pmc No association between DNA repair gene XRCC1 and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Fang Fang
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH, DHHS, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 33:1015.e25-6. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Suicide and cardiovascular death after a cancer diagnosis
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    N Engl J Med 366:1310-8. 2012
  5. pmc Infection of the central nervous system, sepsis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 6:e29749. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Hospitalization for osteoarthritis and prostate cancer specific mortality among Swedish men with prostate cancer
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, PO Box 281, Stockholm 171 77, Sweden
    Cancer Epidemiol 34:644-7. 2010
  7. pmc Familial aggregation of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Ann Neurol 66:94-9. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Sweden, 1991-2005
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Box 281, 17177 Stockholm, Sweden
    Arch Neurol 66:515-9. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Suicide among patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Brain 131:2729-33. 2008
  10. pmc Maternal age, exposure to siblings, and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Epidemiol 167:1281-6. 2008

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. doi request reprint Risk of infection-related cancers after the loss of a child: a follow-up study in Sweden
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Cancer Res 71:116-22. 2011
    ..Although potential confounding by unmeasured factors cannot be ruled out, our findings lend support to the hypothesis that severe life stressors, such as child loss, may raise the risk for several, chiefly HPV-related, cancers...
  2. doi request reprint Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and cancer: a register-based study in Sweden
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener 14:362-8. 2013
    ..64; 95% CI 0.45-0.88). Our results provide no evidence for comorbidity of cancer and ALS overall. Surveillance biases seem the most likely explanation for the limited associations detected...
  3. pmc No association between DNA repair gene XRCC1 and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Fang Fang
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH, DHHS, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 33:1015.e25-6. 2012
    ..Our results did not show any differences in the frequency of XRCC1 gene polymorphisms between ALS patients and controls free of any neurological disease...
  4. doi request reprint Suicide and cardiovascular death after a cancer diagnosis
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    N Engl J Med 366:1310-8. 2012
    ..Receiving a diagnosis of cancer is a traumatic experience that may trigger immediate adverse health consequences beyond the effects of the disease or treatment...
  5. pmc Infection of the central nervous system, sepsis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 6:e29749. 2011
    ..The relentless progression and invasive supportive treatments of ALS may on the other hand induce severe infections among ALS patients...
  6. doi request reprint Hospitalization for osteoarthritis and prostate cancer specific mortality among Swedish men with prostate cancer
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, PO Box 281, Stockholm 171 77, Sweden
    Cancer Epidemiol 34:644-7. 2010
    ..To examine the potential role of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) use on prostate cancer (PCa) specific mortality...
  7. pmc Familial aggregation of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Ann Neurol 66:94-9. 2009
    ..To assess the relative risk for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in families of ALS patients...
  8. doi request reprint Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Sweden, 1991-2005
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Box 281, 17177 Stockholm, Sweden
    Arch Neurol 66:515-9. 2009
    ..To investigate the temporal trend of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) incidence in Sweden between January 1, 1991, and December 31, 2005, and to explore incidence variations according to major demographic factors...
  9. doi request reprint Suicide among patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Brain 131:2729-33. 2008
    ..Patients with ALS are at excess risk of suicide in Sweden and the relative risk is higher during the earlier stage of the disease...
  10. pmc Maternal age, exposure to siblings, and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Epidemiol 167:1281-6. 2008
    ..Although the strength of the observed associations was modest, these results provided further support for the theory that early life exposures might contribute to the disease pathogenesis...
  11. ncbi request reprint Loss of a child and the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Epidemiol 167:203-10. 2008
    ..5, 95% CI: 0.3, 0.8) than loss due to other causes. These data indicate that the risk of developing ALS decreases following the severe stress of parental bereavement. Further studies are needed to explore potential underlying mechanisms...
  12. doi request reprint Pancreatic cancer risk after loss of a child: a register-based study in Sweden during 1991-2009
    Jiaqi Huang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Box 281, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Epidemiol 178:582-9. 2013
    ..43, 95% CI: 1.17, 1.76). Although other explanations are possible, our findings provide some evidence that psychological stress may be associated with pancreatic cancer. ..
  13. pmc CNS infections, sepsis and risk of Parkinson's disease
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Epidemiol 41:1042-9. 2012
    ..Neuroinflammation may play an important role in the aetiology of Parkinson's disease (PD); however, little is known about infections in relation to future PD risk...
  14. pmc Immediate risk for cardiovascular events and suicide following a prostate cancer diagnosis: prospective cohort study
    Katja Fall
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS Med 6:e1000197. 2009
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the emotional stress evoked by a prostate cancer diagnosis increases the immediate risks of cardiovascular events and suicide...
  15. doi request reprint Severe head injury and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Tracy L Peters
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener 14:267-72. 2013
    ..In conclusion, our findings from the Swedish registers provide no strong support for an etiological relationship between severe head injury in adulthood and ALS risk...
  16. pmc Association between blood lead and the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Fang Fang
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:1126-33. 2010
    ..32). These results extend earlier findings by accounting for bone turnover in confirming the association between elevated blood lead level and higher risk of ALS...
  17. pmc Depression and the subsequent risk of Parkinson's disease in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study
    Fang Fang
    Epidemiology Branch, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
    Mov Disord 25:1157-62. 2010
    ..The results suggest that depression may either be a very early symptom of PD or share common etiological factors with PD...
  18. pmc Workplace exposures and the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Fang Fang
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health DHHS, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 117:1387-92. 2009
    ..Occupation has been suggested to play a role in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) etiology, but detailed information on the importance of specific workplace exposures is lacking...
  19. ncbi request reprint Smoking, snuff dipping and the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis--a prospective cohort study
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Neuroepidemiology 27:217-21. 2006
    ..The association between cigarette smoking, but not other types of smoking and snuff dipping, and the risk of ALS has been evaluated in several epidemiologic studies. The findings were inconclusive...
  20. doi request reprint Head injury and Parkinson's disease: a population-based study
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Mov Disord 27:1632-5. 2012
    ..The epidemiological evidence on head injury and the risk of Parkinson's disease (PD) has been inconsistent...
  21. pmc Maternal bereavement and childhood asthma-analyses in two large samples of Swedish children
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 6:e27202. 2011
    ..Prenatal factors such as prenatal psychological stress might influence the development of childhood asthma...
  22. ncbi request reprint Are you my mother? Bayesian phylogenetic inference of recombination among putative parental strains
    Janet S Sinsheimer
    Department of Human Genetics, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1766, USA
    Appl Bioinformatics 2:131-44. 2003
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  23. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of knee symptoms and radiographic and symptomatic knee osteoarthritis in African Americans and Caucasians: the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project
    Joanne M Jordan
    Thurston Arthritis Research Center and Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7280, USA
    J Rheumatol 34:172-80. 2007
    ..To report contemporary estimates of the prevalence of knee-related osteoarthritis (OA) outcomes in African Americans and Caucasians aged > or = 45 years...
  24. ncbi request reprint Screening of common mitochondrial mutations in Chinese patients with mitochondrial encephalomyopathies
    Yu Qi
    Central Laboratory, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, PR China
    Mitochondrion 7:147-50. 2007
    ..For A3243G mutation, the proportion of mutant mtDNA was not related to severity of the disease but to the age of onset...
  25. ncbi request reprint Number of STR repeats as a potential new quantitative genetic marker for complex diseases, illustrated by schizophrenia
    Hui Liu
    College of Medical Laboratory, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, 116027, P R China
    Biochem Genet 45:683-9. 2007
    ..61 vs. 32.35+/-2.58, P<0.05). It seems that the number of STR repeats may be a new, quantitative, and higher efficacy genetic marker for directly indicating genetic predisposition to complex hereditary diseases such as schizophrenia...
  26. doi request reprint Improvement of left atrial function is associated with lower incidence of atrial fibrillation and mortality after cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Jeffrey W H Fung
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Heart Rhythm 5:780-6. 2008
    ..Left atrial (LA) volume is a predictor of cardiovascular events in patients with heart failure. Improvement of LA function and reverse remodeling was observed after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)...
  27. ncbi request reprint [Study of body mass index and waist circumference in association with blood pressure in adult Guangzhou residents]
    Fang Fang
    Teaching and Research Section of Epidemiology, Department of Tropical Medicine, First Military Medical University, Guangzhou 510515, China
    Di Yi Jun Yi Da Xue Xue Bao 23:837-40. 2003
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