A Morabia

Summary

Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi [The Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) statement: guidelines for reporting observational studies]
    Erik von Elm
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Bern, Berna, Suiza
    Rev Esp Salud Publica 82:251-9. 2008
  2. pmc Optimal step length EM algorithm (OSLEM) for the estimation of haplotype frequency and its application in lipoprotein lipase genotyping
    Peisen Zhang
    Columbia Genome Center, Columbia University, New York NY 10032, USA
    BMC Bioinformatics 4:3. 2003
  3. ncbi Smoking, dietary calcium and vitamin D deficiency in women: a population-based study
    A Morabia
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Eur J Clin Nutr 54:684-9. 2000
  4. pmc History of medical screening: from concepts to action
    A Morabia
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, USA
    Postgrad Med J 80:463-9. 2004
  5. pmc The pioneering use of a questionnaire to investigate a food borne disease outbreak in early 20th century Britain
    Alfredo Morabia
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospitals, 25 rue Micheli du Crest, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:94-9. 2005
  6. ncbi The controversial controversy of a passionate controversialist
    Alfredo Morabia
    Clinical Epidemiology Division, University Hospital, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:1207-13. 2002
  7. ncbi Smoking (active and passive) and breast cancer: epidemiologic evidence up to June 2001
    Alfredo Morabia
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland
    Environ Mol Mutagen 39:89-95. 2002
  8. ncbi Population-based study of SR-BI genetic variation and lipid profile
    Alfredo Morabia
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospitals, 25 rue Micheli du Crest, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Atherosclerosis 175:159-68. 2004
  9. ncbi [Determinants of hypercholesterolemia in Geneva: should the focus be on genes or environment?]
    A Morabia
    Service d epidémiologie clinique, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve, 1211 Geneve 14
    Rev Med Suisse 1:2198-202, 2204. 2005
  10. ncbi Association of extreme blood lipid profile phenotypic variation with 11 reverse cholesterol transport genes and 10 non-genetic cardiovascular disease risk factors
    Alfredo Morabia
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    Hum Mol Genet 12:2733-43. 2003

Detail Information

Publications91

  1. ncbi [The Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) statement: guidelines for reporting observational studies]
    Erik von Elm
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Bern, Berna, Suiza
    Rev Esp Salud Publica 82:251-9. 2008
    ..We hope that the STROBE statement will contribute to improving the quality of reporting of observational studies...
  2. pmc Optimal step length EM algorithm (OSLEM) for the estimation of haplotype frequency and its application in lipoprotein lipase genotyping
    Peisen Zhang
    Columbia Genome Center, Columbia University, New York NY 10032, USA
    BMC Bioinformatics 4:3. 2003
    ..Various methods (e.g. Monte-Carlo (Gibbs sampling); EM (expectation maximization); and Clark's method) have been used to estimate haplotype frequencies from routine genotyping data...
  3. ncbi Smoking, dietary calcium and vitamin D deficiency in women: a population-based study
    A Morabia
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Eur J Clin Nutr 54:684-9. 2000
    ..To determine differences in dietary calcium and vitamin D intakes between female never, former and current smokers...
  4. pmc History of medical screening: from concepts to action
    A Morabia
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, USA
    Postgrad Med J 80:463-9. 2004
    ..Methods of evaluation had therefore to adapt, evolving from simple surveys to case-control studies and randomised trials. The history of screening is short, but very rich and mostly still to be written...
  5. pmc The pioneering use of a questionnaire to investigate a food borne disease outbreak in early 20th century Britain
    Alfredo Morabia
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospitals, 25 rue Micheli du Crest, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:94-9. 2005
    ..Current methods of outbreak investigations that differ from Bulstrode's pioneering work are also discussed...
  6. ncbi The controversial controversy of a passionate controversialist
    Alfredo Morabia
    Clinical Epidemiology Division, University Hospital, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:1207-13. 2002
    ..However, this does not suffice to infer that he was the tobacco industry's "man." Feinstein's attitude in matters of publication appears balanced...
  7. ncbi Smoking (active and passive) and breast cancer: epidemiologic evidence up to June 2001
    Alfredo Morabia
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland
    Environ Mol Mutagen 39:89-95. 2002
    ..A minority of reports combines these two characteristics. This review addresses the epidemiologic evidence for a link between smoking and breast cancer and discusses the implications of this evidence for future studies...
  8. ncbi Population-based study of SR-BI genetic variation and lipid profile
    Alfredo Morabia
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospitals, 25 rue Micheli du Crest, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Atherosclerosis 175:159-68. 2004
    ..The HDL-C effect increased with age. SR-BI A350A appears to have gender-specific and age-related effects on cholesterol transport lipoproteins...
  9. ncbi [Determinants of hypercholesterolemia in Geneva: should the focus be on genes or environment?]
    A Morabia
    Service d epidémiologie clinique, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve, 1211 Geneve 14
    Rev Med Suisse 1:2198-202, 2204. 2005
    ..Environmental factors appear to be the main determinants of hypercholesterolemia in populations. Measurement of genetic traits for clinical or public health purposes is currently not useful...
  10. ncbi Association of extreme blood lipid profile phenotypic variation with 11 reverse cholesterol transport genes and 10 non-genetic cardiovascular disease risk factors
    Alfredo Morabia
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    Hum Mol Genet 12:2733-43. 2003
    ..We propose a model involving these 14 genetic and non-genetic risk factors for evaluation in future independent studies...
  11. ncbi Relation of BMI to a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry measure of fatness
    A Morabia
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland
    Br J Nutr 82:49-55. 1999
    ..Men with higher BMI had more fat mass but similar lean mass to men with lower BMI. Investigators need to be alert to the inaccuracy of BMI to assign a fatness risk factor to individuals, especially among women...
  12. ncbi [Relative risk and odd ratio]
    A Morabia
    Division d Epidémiologie Clinique, Hopitaux Universitaires, Geneve, Suisse
    Rev Mal Respir 20:757-9. 2003
  13. ncbi Relation of smoking to breast cancer by estrogen receptor status
    A Morabia
    Clinical Epidemiology Division, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Cancer 75:339-42. 1998
    ..7 for ER- tumors and 2.4 for ER+ tumors. Smoking was related to both ER- and ER+ breast cancer in pre- and post-menopausal women, but the strength of the association appeared to be greater for ER- tumors among post-menopausal women...
  14. pmc Does walking 15 minutes per day keep the obesity epidemic away? Simulation of the efficacy of a populationwide campaign
    Alfredo Morabia
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Am J Public Health 94:437-40. 2004
    ....
  15. ncbi Association between lipoprotein lipase (LPL) gene and blood lipids: a common variant for a common trait?
    Alfredo Morabia
    Division d Epidémiologie Clinique, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland
    Genet Epidemiol 24:309-21. 2003
    ..It appears that the S447X variant of LPL may be another rare example (like APOE4, factor V-Leiden, and PPAR gamma Pro12Ala) of a common variant predisposing to a common disorder...
  16. ncbi Reference values of fat-free and fat masses by bioelectrical impedance analysis in 3393 healthy subjects
    C Pichard
    Division of Clinical Nutrition, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Nutrition 16:245-54. 2000
    ..In conclusion, the data presented as percentiles can serve as reference to evaluate the normality of body composition of healthy and ill subject groups at a given age...
  17. ncbi Community-based surveillance of cardiovascular risk factors in Geneva: methods, resulting distributions, and comparisons with other populations
    A Morabia
    Clinical Epidemiology Division, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Prev Med 26:311-9. 1997
    ....
  18. ncbi Diet and socioeconomic position: does the use of different indicators matter?
    B Galobardes
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Epidemiol 30:334-40. 2001
    ..To describe the association of diet and socioeconomic position and to assess whether two different indicators, education and occupation, independently contribute in determining diet...
  19. pmc Trends in risk factors for lifestyle-related diseases by socioeconomic position in Geneva, Switzerland, 1993-2000: health inequalities persist
    Bruna Galobardes
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    Am J Public Health 93:1302-9. 2003
    ..We report on trends in risk factors for lifestyle-related diseases among socioeconomic position (SEP) groups...
  20. ncbi Breast cancer and active and passive smoking: the role of the N-acetyltransferase 2 genotype
    A Morabia
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Am J Epidemiol 152:226-32. 2000
    ..Separating passive smokers from the nonexposed impacts on the inference about a possible NAT2-smoking interaction...
  21. ncbi Relative contributions of genes, environment, and interactions to blood lipid concentrations in a general adult population
    Michael C Costanza
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Am J Epidemiol 161:714-24. 2005
    ..Reducing obesity and smoking and moderating alcohol intake in entire populations should remain the primary strategies for lipid control...
  22. ncbi Twelve-year trends and correlates of dietary salt intakes for the general adult population of Geneva, Switzerland
    S Beer-Borst
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Eur J Clin Nutr 63:155-64. 2009
    ..Investigate dietary salt intake trends by gender, and their associations with risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in Geneva, Switzerland...
  23. ncbi Can the declining prevalence of left-handedness with age be due to smoking?
    B Galobardes
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospital of Geneva, 24 Rue Micheli du Crest, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Eur J Public Health 11:352-3. 2001
    ..4% in men and 7.4% in women. There was no association between smoking and left-handedness. It is concluded that smoking is not associated with hand preference and is an unlikely cause of overmortality in left-handed subjects...
  24. ncbi Contribution of body composition to nutritional assessment at hospital admission in 995 patients: a controlled population study
    U G Kyle
    Clinical Nutrition and Diet Therapy, Geneva University Hospital, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    Br J Nutr 86:725-31. 2001
    ..Optimal nutritional assessment should therefore include objective measurement of FFM and fat mass...
  25. ncbi Trends in risk factors for the major "lifestyle-related diseases" in Geneva, Switzerland, 1993-2000
    Bruna Galobardes
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland
    Ann Epidemiol 13:537-40. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the prevalences of major risk factors for lifestyle diseases for 8 years (1993 to 2000) in representative samples of the general population...
  26. ncbi No physical activity x CETP 1b.-629 interaction effects on lipid profile
    Martine S Bernstein
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Medical Center, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:1124-9. 2003
    ..The potential interactive effects of physical activity and the CETP A-C polymorphism on exon 1b.-629 (CETP 1b.-629) with lipid profile were investigated in a population-based cross-sectional survey...
  27. ncbi Treatment efficacy is not an index of pain intensity
    C Mamie
    Division of Anesthesiology, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Can J Anaesth 47:1166-70. 2000
    ..To determine if the efficacy of pain treatment assessed by the patient is a valid indicator to evaluate pain management...
  28. ncbi Validation of self-reported smoking status by simultaneous measurement of carbon monoxide and salivary thiocyanate
    A Morabia
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospital, 24 rue Micheli-du-Crest, Geneva, 14, Switzerland
    Prev Med 32:82-8. 2001
    ..However, the validity of questionnaires can be underestimated if the gold standard (of exposure to tobacco smoke) is either high levels of carbon monoxide or high levels of salivary thiocyanate...
  29. ncbi Sedentarism affects body fat mass index and fat-free mass index in adults aged 18 to 98 years
    Ursula G Kyle
    Department of Clinical Nutrition, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Nutrition 20:255-60. 2004
    ....
  30. ncbi Prevalence of anal incontinence and other anorectal symptoms in women
    D L Faltin
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 12:117-120; discussion 121. 2001
    ..Anal incontinence affects many women, but only a minority seek help. Obstetriciangynecologists should systematically inquire about the presence of this symptom...
  31. ncbi Influence of occupational exposure to latex on the prevalence of sensitization and allergy to latex in a Swiss hospital
    B Galobardes
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Division of Allergy and Immunology, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Dermatology 203:226-32. 2001
    ..In contrast to questionnaires about local symptoms, skin prick tests and specific serum IgE to latex are of limited value in epidemiologic studies of latex allergy...
  32. pmc The association between switching hand preference and the declining prevalence of left-handedness with age
    B Galobardes
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland
    Am J Public Health 89:1873-5. 1999
    ..This study determined the prevalence of left-handedness and of switching hand preference among innately left-handed subjects...
  33. ncbi "Weight loss preoccupation in aging women": a review
    A F Fallaz
    Service of Internal Medicine Beau Sejour Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospitals Geneva, HUG, Switzerland
    J Nutr Health Aging 3:177-81. 1999
    ..An increased awareness of eating habits and weight preoccupation in elderly women is needed, since attitudes towards weight may influence the effectiveness of medical advice and health promotion campaigns...
  34. pmc Evaluation of do not resuscitate orders (DNR) in a Swiss community hospital
    N Junod Perron
    Service de Medecine Interne, Hôpital de la Ville, La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland
    J Med Ethics 28:364-7. 2002
    ..To evaluate the effect of an intervention on the understanding and use of DNR orders by physicians; to assess the impact of understanding the importance of involving competent patients in DNR decisions...
  35. doi Undocumented migrants in Switzerland: geographical origin versus legal status as risk factor for tuberculosis
    H Wolff
    Department of Primary Care and Community Medicine, University Hospitals of Geneva, University of Geneva, 9, Avenue Champel, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    J Immigr Minor Health 12:18-23. 2010
    ..6;4.7) among legal residents and 5.5 (95% CI 2.8;10.8) among undocumented migrants. Chest X-ray screening identified a higher proportion of TB-related fibrotic signs among Latin Americans, independently of their residency status...
  36. ncbi Role of nasopharyngeal culture in antibiotic prescription for patients with common cold or acute sinusitis
    L Kaiser
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 20:445-51. 2001
    ..This observation provides new insights into the pathogenic role of these bacteria in the early stage of the common cold...
  37. pmc Achieving energy balance at the population level through increases in physical activity
    Michael C Costanza
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Am J Public Health 97:520-5. 2007
    ..We estimated the amount of physical activity required for individuals to expend an additional 418.4 kJ (100 kcal) per day with the goal of achieving energy balance at the population level...
  38. ncbi Recent reversal of trends in hormone therapy use in a European population
    Alfredo Morabia
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    Menopause 13:111-5. 2006
    ....
  39. ncbi Converging prevalences of obesity across educational groups in Switzerland
    Hans Wolff
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospitals, 25 rue Micheli du Crest, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:2080-8. 2006
    ..To assess whether the rapid increase in obesity prevalence among persons with higher education levels observed in one U.S. study is also observed in a European adult population...
  40. pmc The obesity epidemic as harbinger of a metabolic disorder epidemic: trends in overweight, hypercholesterolemia, and diabetes treatment in Geneva, Switzerland, 1993-2003
    Alfredo Morabia
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospital, 25, Rue Micheli du Crest, CH 1211 Geneva 14 Switzerland
    Am J Public Health 95:632-5. 2005
    ..Only population-based interventions can prevent the impending epidemic of obesity-related disorders...
  41. ncbi All along the CHD/CVD risk watchtower
    Alfredo Morabia
    Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, Queens College CUNY, 163 03 Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing, NY 11365, USA
    Prev Med 43:353-5. 2006
  42. pmc Gender differentials in the evolution of cigarette smoking habits in a general European adult population from 1993-2003
    Michael C Costanza
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospitals, 25, Rue Micheli du Crest, CH 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 6:130. 2006
    ..Describe the recent evolution of cigarette smoking habits by gender in Geneva, where incidence rates of lung cancer have been declining in men but increasing in women...
  43. pmc Oysters and enteric fever aetiology in 1900 England
    Alfredo Morabia
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:100. 2005
  44. ncbi In a quasi-simultaneous assessment, imprecise cholesterol monitoring and screening tests were improved
    Michael C Costanza
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:841-8. 2005
    ..To calibrate Reflotron-measured capillary total cholesterol (cTC) relative to a laboratory-measured venous total cholesterol (vTC) criterion standard for monitoring and screening hypercholesterolemia...
  45. ncbi Health care and illegality: a survey of undocumented pregnant immigrants in Geneva
    Hans Wolff
    Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland
    Soc Sci Med 60:2149-54. 2005
    ..As well as this, the specific needs of this hard-to-reach population, such as contraception advice, rubella vaccination and cervical cancer screening, should be supported...
  46. ncbi Incidence and risk factors of perioperative respiratory adverse events in children undergoing elective surgery
    Chantal Mamie
    Paediatric Anaesthesia Unit, Division of Anesthesia, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Paediatr Anaesth 14:218-24. 2004
    ..The purpose of this prospective study was to determine the incidence of perioperative respiratory adverse events (PRAE) during elective paediatric surgery and to identify the risk factors for these events...
  47. ncbi Using percentiles to summarise data instead of means and standard deviations
    Michael C Costanza
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospital
    Soz Praventivmed 47:427-9. 2002
  48. ncbi Assessing efficacy of chronic therapy when disease is characterized by frequent relapses: the example of schizophrenia
    Alfredo Morabia
    Clinical Epidemiology Division, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:350-7. 2002
    ..This analysis revealed that the risk of current schizophrenic relapse is reduced by continuous medication (previous month and current month) but not necessarily by discontinuous medication...
  49. ncbi Quality of life of Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) patients: how good are physicians in assessing DNR patients' quality of life?
    Noelle Junod Perron
    Service de Medecine Interne, Hôpital de la Ville, La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 132:562-5. 2002
    ..To assess 1) the impact of quality of life evaluation on the implementation of Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) orders by physicians, 2) the accuracy of physicians' estimation of DNR patients' quality of life...
  50. pmc Ages at initiation of cigarette smoking and quit attempts among women: a generation effect
    Alfredo Morabia
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospital, 25 rue Micheli du Crest, CH 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    Am J Public Health 92:71-4. 2002
    ..This study sought to determine whether the age at initiation of regular cigarette smoking and the likelihood of quitting smoking through age 35 differ among women from younger versus older generations...
  51. ncbi Physical activity may modulate effects of ApoE genotype on lipid profile
    Martine S Bernstein
    Division d Epidémiologie Clinique Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Centre Medical Universitaire, Geneva, Switzerland
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 22:133-40. 2002
    ..Spending a larger fraction of the total energy expenditure in high-intensity activities may counteract the atherogenic effects of the epsilon4 allele on the lipid profile...
  52. ncbi Prescription of hypnotics and tranquilisers at the Geneva prison's outpatient service in comparison to an urban outpatient medical service
    Bernice S Elger
    Département de médecine communautaire, division de médecine pénitentiaire, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve
    Soz Praventivmed 47:39-43. 2002
    ..Examine whether an overconsumption of tranquillizers exists in prison and discuss possible reasons...
  53. ncbi Symptoms and clinical and radiological signs predicting the presence of pathogenic bacteria in acute rhinosinusitis
    J Silvain Lacroix
    Rhinology Unit, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Acta Otolaryngol 122:192-6. 2002
    ..007). We conclude that signs and symptoms of acute rhinosinusitis in patients with mild-to-moderate clinical presentations are poor predictors of the presence of bacteria...
  54. ncbi Association of physical activity intensity levels with overweight and obesity in a population-based sample of adults
    Martine S Bernstein
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Prev Med 38:94-104. 2004
    ..Clarify the association between physical activity intensity and overweight/obesity...
  55. ncbi Cost-effectiveness of noninvasive diagnostic aids in suspected pulmonary embolism
    A Perrier
    Medical Clinic 1, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland
    Arch Intern Med 157:2309-16. 1997
    ....
  56. ncbi Epidemiology of herpes simplex virus in children by detection of specific antibodies in saliva
    V M Spicher
    Center for Vaccinology and Neonatal Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 20:265-72. 2001
    ....
  57. ncbi The development of a questionnaire to assess past year physical activity in a multi-ethnic/racial urban population
    Julie A Britton
    Division of Environmental Health Science, Mt Sinai School of Medicine, 1 Gustave L Levy Place, Box 1057, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Soz Praventivmed 47:178-94. 2002
    ..Describe energy expenditure (EE) patterns in the sample used for questionnaire development...
  58. ncbi Important increase of invasive lobular breast cancer incidence in Geneva, Switzerland
    Helena Marieke Verkooijen
    Geneva Cancer Registry, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Cancer 104:778-81. 2003
    ..Contrary to ductal cancer, trends for lobular cancer are unlikely to be explained by increased use of screening mammography. Other explanations must be researched, in particular the role played by hormone replacement therapy...
  59. ncbi Evolution of epidemiologic methods and concepts in selected textbooks of the 20th century
    Fang F Zhang
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, USA
    Soz Praventivmed 49:97-104. 2004
    ..It is likely that new methodological tools, able to assess the complexity of the causes of human health, will be proposed in future generations of textbooks...
  60. pmc Long term vascular complications of Coxiella burnetii infection in Switzerland: cohort study
    P Y Lovey
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Geneva, Rue Micheli du Crest 24, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    BMJ 319:284-6. 1999
    ..To evaluate the range of long term vascular manifestations of Coxiella burnetii infection...
  61. pmc Parakeets, canaries, finches, parrots and lung cancer: no association
    A Morabia
    Clinical Epidemiology Division, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Br J Cancer 77:501-4. 1998
    ..Either alone or in conjunction with smoking, keeping parakeets, canaries, finches or parrots is not a risk factor for lung cancer among hospital patients in New York and in Washington, DC...
  62. ncbi Are there reliable predictors of postoperative pain?
    C Mamie
    Division of Anesthesiology, University Hospital, Rue Micheli du Crest 24, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 48:234-42. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify the preoperative determinants of severe postoperative pain...
  63. pmc Measuring the habitat as an indicator of socioeconomic position: methodology and its association with hypertension
    B Galobardes
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:248-53. 2003
    ....
  64. ncbi Genetic polymorphisms in alcohol metabolism, alcohol intake and the risk of stomach cancer in Warsaw, Poland
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
    Int J Cancer 121:2060-4. 2007
    ..Furthermore, heavy drinkers of alcohol who were genetically prone to accumulate acetaldehyde may face an increased risk of stomach cancer...
  65. ncbi Mortality after a first episode of status epilepticus in the United States and Europe
    Giancarlo Logroscino
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Epilepsia 46:46-8. 2005
    ..The aim of this review is to summarize the available information on the epidemiology of SE and to outline the sources of the variability in reported mortality after SE...
  66. doi Air pollution and activity during transportation by car, subway, and walking
    Alfredo Morabia
    Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, Queens College, Queens, New York, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:72-7. 2009
    ..5 microns or smaller (PM(2.5)) and concomitant physical activity energy expenditure (PAEE) for transportation by car, subway, or walking...
  67. ncbi Nutritional assessment: lean body mass depletion at hospital admission is associated with an increased length of stay
    Claude Pichard
    Clinical Nutrition Department, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Am J Clin Nutr 79:613-8. 2004
    ..Low fat-free mass may be an independent risk factor for malnutrition that results in an increased length of hospital stay (LOS)...
  68. doi Worldwide variability in physical inactivity a 51-country survey
    Regina Guthold
    Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion, Geneva, Switzerland
    Am J Prev Med 34:486-94. 2008
    ..Physical inactivity is an important risk factor for chronic diseases, but for many (mainly developing) countries, no prevalence data have ever been published...
  69. ncbi Epidemiological causality
    Alfredo Morabia
    Service d epidémiologie clinique, Département de médecine communautaire, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve, 25 rue Micheli du Crest, 1205 Geneve, Switzerland
    Hist Philos Life Sci 27:365-79. 2005
    ..g., inoculation of Koch bacillus and tuberculosis). This is incompatible with epidemiological causality which has to deal with probabilistic effects (e.g., smoking and lung cancer), and is therefore invariant only for the population...
  70. doi Low prevalence of atrial fibrillation in asymptomatic adults in Geneva, Switzerland
    Mathieu Schmutz
    Cardiovascular Department, Hopital de la Tour, Geneva, Switzerland
    Europace 12:475-81. 2010
    ..To determine the prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in a population-based sample of adults...
  71. ncbi Longitudinal study of body composition changes associated with weight change and physical activity
    Ursula G Kyle
    Clinical Nutrition, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Nutrition 22:1103-11. 2006
    ..Weight changes result in fat-free mass (FFM) and body fat (BF) changes. This study determined FFM and BF changes after weight gain or loss and whether these changes differ by gender, physical activity, and age...
  72. doi Experimental approach to measuring functional food consumption for risk factor surveillance
    Sigrid Beer-Borst
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Public Health Nutr 12:29-35. 2009
    ..To develop and integrate the assessment of functional foods (FuF; manufactured foods with altered composition carrying a health claim) consumption into an existing risk factor surveillance system...
  73. ncbi Small, dense lipoprotein particles and reduced paraoxonase-1 in patients with the metabolic syndrome
    Marie Claude Blatter Garin
    Clinical Diabetes Unit, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, University Hospital, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:2264-9. 2005
    ..These may be contributory factors to the increased presence and severity of coronary disease in such patients...
  74. ncbi [The Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology [STROBE] statement: guidelines for reporting observational studies]
    Erik von Elm
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Bern, Berna, Switzerland
    Gac Sanit 22:144-50. 2008
    ..We hope that the STROBE statement will contribute to improving the quality of reporting of observational studies...
  75. doi Come on, come on, do the loco-motion
    Alfredo Morabia
    Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, Queens College CUNY, 163 03 Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing, NY 11365, USA
    Prev Med 46:1-3. 2008
  76. ncbi Strobe for the international comparison of health determinants
    Alfredo Morabia
    Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, Queens College CUNY, Flushing, NY 11365, USA
    Int J Public Health 53:11-2. 2008
    ..annals.org and on the Web sites of PLoS Medicine and Epidemiology. We hope that the STROBE Statement will contribute to improving the quality of reporting of observational studies...
  77. doi Starting to smoke too easily, starting to smoke too young
    Alfredo Morabia
    Prev Med 47:S2-3. 2008
  78. ncbi Breast cancer, passive and active cigarette smoking and N-acetyltransferase 2 genotype
    Alfredo Morabia
    Pharmacogenetics 12:85-8. 2002
  79. ncbi Active and passive smoking in breast cancer
    Alfredo Morabia
    Epidemiology 13:744-5. 2002
  80. ncbi Genetic polymorphisms in folate metabolism and the risk of stomach cancer
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, Advanced Technology Center, National Cancer Institute, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:115-21. 2007
    ..Our study did not identify strong genetic determinants in the folate metabolism pathway for stomach cancer risk...
  81. ncbi Ferrara 1855: cholera without epidemiology
    Alfredo Morabia
    Eur J Epidemiol 18:595-7. 2003
  82. ncbi Concordant association of lipid gene variation with a combined HDL/LDL-cholesterol phenotype in two European populations
    Anja Bauerfeind
    Department of Bioinformatics, Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany
    Hum Hered 61:123-31. 2006
    ..This comparative study demonstrates significant contribution of candidate genes to the variation of a complex cholesterol phenotype, measured in two general populations by a gene-based approach...
  83. pmc Remarkable change in age-specific breast cancer incidence in the Swiss canton of Geneva and its possible relation with the use of hormone replacement therapy
    Christine Bouchardy
    Geneva Cancer Registry, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, Geneva University, 55 Boulevard de la Cluse, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Cancer 6:78. 2006
    ..This article aims to explain the reasons for the remarkable change in age of breast cancer occurrence in the Swiss canton of Geneva...
  84. ncbi Work organization: the neglected child of (social) epidemiology
    Alfredo Morabia
    Soz Praventivmed 48:333-5. 2003
  85. ncbi Re: "do we need genomic research for the prevention of common diseases with environmental causes?"
    Alfredo Morabia
    Am J Epidemiol 162:815; author reply 816. 2005
  86. ncbi Toss me a cigarette, I think there's one in my raincoat
    Alfredo Morabia
    Prev Med 45:399-400. 2007
  87. ncbi Re: Extended lung cancer incidence follow-up in the Mayo Lung Project and overdiagnosis
    Alfredo Morabia
    J Natl Cancer Inst 99:898-9; author reply 899. 2007
  88. ncbi Low-fat diets and disease prevention: what's new, what else to do?
    Alfredo Morabia
    Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, Queens College CUNY, 163 03 Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing, NY 11365, USA
    Prev Med 42:251-3. 2006
  89. ncbi Janet Lane-Claypon
    Alfredo Morabia
    Epidemiology 18:413. 2007
  90. ncbi Epidemiologic interactions, complexity, and the lonesome death of Max von Pettenkofer
    Alfredo Morabia
    Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing, NY 11365, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1233-8. 2007
    ..Revisiting the fate of von Pettenkofer's theory with modern lenses can benefit today's quest for deciphering the causes of complex associations...
  91. ncbi The WHO report "Preventing chronic diseases: a vital investment" and us
    Alfredo Morabia
    Soz Praventivmed 51:74. 2006