Affiliation: Queen's University Belfast
- Inverse association between gastroesophageal reflux and blood pressure: results of a large community based studyLiam J Murray
Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust, Bolton, UK
BMC Gastroenterol 8:10. 2008..In a cross-sectional community based study, as part of a randomised controlled trial of eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection, the association between blood pressure and symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux was examined...
- Temperament in young adulthood and later mortality: prospective observational studyP McCarron
N Ireland Cancer Registry, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, The Queen s University of Belfast, UK
J Epidemiol Community Health 57:888-92. 2003..To determine the association between a clinician assessment of temperament in early adulthood and cause specific mortality...
- Commentary: incubation of coronary heart disease--recent developmentsPeter McCarron
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Queen's University Belfast, Mulhouse Building, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, Ireland BT12 6BJ, UK
Int J Epidemiol 34:248-50. 2005
- Association between course of study at university and cause-specific mortalityPeter McCarron
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Queen s University Belfast, UK
J R Soc Med 96:384-8. 2003..The findings point to the potential for disease prevention among the large proportion of the population who now have third-level education...
- Secular changes in blood pressure in childhood, adolescence and young adulthood: systematic review of trends from 1948 to 1998P McCarron
N Ireland Cancer Registry, The Queen s University Belfast, UK
J Hum Hypertens 16:677-89. 2002....
- Type 2 diabetes in grandparents and birth weight in offspring and grandchildren in the ALSPAC studyP McCarron
Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, UK
J Epidemiol Community Health 58:517-22. 2004..To examine the association between a history of type 2 diabetes and birth weight of offspring and grandchildren...
- Lung cancer survival in Northern IrelandA T Gavin
N Ireland Cancer Registry, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Queen s University, Belfast
Ir Med J 96:237-40. 2003..High mortality rates from lung cancer and, at best, modest improvements in survival, point to the need for increased efforts to reduce levels of lung cancer by tackling the main cause, smoking...
- Relationship between Helicobacter pylori infection and gastric atrophy and the stages of the oesophageal inflammation, metaplasia, adenocarcinoma sequence: results from the FINBAR case-control studyL A Anderson
Centre for Clinical and Population Sciences, Queen s University Belfast, Mulhouse Building, Grosvenor Road, Belfast BT12 6BJ, UK
Gut 57:734-9. 2008..The relationship between all stages of the oesophageal inflammation, metaplasia, adenocarcinoma sequence and H pylori infection and gastric atrophy was explored...
- Secular trends in heart rate in young adults, 1949 to 2004: analyses of cross sectional studiesA Black
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, UK
Heart 92:468-73. 2006..To investigate secular trends in resting heart rate in young adults...
- Evidence of prostate cancer screening in a UK regionA Gavin
Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Queens University of Belfast, Mulhouse Building, Grosvenor Road, Belfast BT12 6BJ, UK
BJU Int 93:730-4. 2004..To examine the pattern of use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing in a UK region, where National Health Service policy does not recommend screening for prostate cancer...
- Breast cancer services--a population-based study of service reorganizationPauline Monaghan
Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Queen s University, Belfast BT12 6BJ, UK
J Public Health (Oxf) 27:171-5. 2005..In this paper, breast cancer patients diagnosed in 1996 and those diagnosed in 2001 are compared in order to examine the extent of service change in Northern Ireland...
- The genetics of coronary heart disease: the contribution of twin studiesAlun Evans
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Twin Res 6:432-41. 2003..Twin studies have also contributed to our understanding of the life course hypothesis, and GenomEUtwin has the potential to add to this...
- The finding of reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate is associated with increased mortality in a large UK populationMichael P Quinn
Nephrology Research Group, Centre for Public Health, Queen s University and Regional Nephrology Unit, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7AB, UK
Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:875-80. 2011..This retrospective cohort study investigates the association between reduced kidney function and mortality in a large UK population...
- Mortality in Barrett's oesophagus: results from a population based studyL A Anderson
Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, The Queen s University Belfast, UK
Gut 52:1081-4. 2003..Other causes of death are reportedly raised in this group. We examined cause specific mortality among individuals in a population based Barrett's oesophagus register...
- Association of early life factors and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in childhood: historical cohort studyL Murray
Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, The Queens University, Belfast, Riddel Hall, Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5EE, UK
Br J Cancer 86:356-61. 2002..91 and 0.58; 95% CI=0.21-1.61 respectively). These findings indicate that several early life factors, including living conditions in childhood and maternal miscarriage history, influence risk of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in childhood...
- Association between interleukin-1A polymorphism and cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related hemorrhageM O McCarron
Department of Neurology, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, BT12 6BA, UK
Stroke 34:e193-5. 2003..It has been suggested that the interleukin-1A (IL-1A) allele 2 is a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Because cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related hemorrhage (CAAH) often coexists with AD, we examined the IL-1A polymorphism in CAAH...
- Reliability testing of a sun exposure questionnaire for the Northern Ireland populationE A McMullen
Department of Dermatology, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, UK
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 21:1071-3. 2007....
- Prevalence of epigastric pain, heartburn and acid regurgitation in adolescents and their parents: evidence for intergenerational associationLiam J Murray
Centre for Clinical and Population Sciences, Queens University of Belfast, Northern Ireland
Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 19:297-303. 2007..Little is known of the epidemiology of upper gastrointestinal symptoms in adolescents. We examined the prevalence of, and the risk factors for, epigastric pain, heartburn and acid regurgitation in adolescents from Northern Ireland...
- Insulin sensitivity and clustering of coronary heart disease risk factors in young adults. The Northern Ireland Young Hearts StudyLars B Andersen
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
Prev Med 42:73-7. 2006..Insulin resistance may cause deleterious changes in several CHD risk factors and is of potential interest in the aetiology of clustered risk. We analyzed how glucose and insulin variables were associated with clustered risk...
- Childhood socioeconomic circumstances predict specific causes of death in adulthood: the Glasgow student cohort studyBruna Galobardes
Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Whiteladies Road, Canynge Hall, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
J Epidemiol Community Health 60:527-9. 2006
- Height in young adulthood and risk of death from cardiorespiratory disease: a prospective study of male former students of Glasgow University, ScotlandPeter McCarron
Surveillance Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
Am J Epidemiol 155:683-7. 2002..Controlling for confounding variables had little effect on these results. The findings suggest that factors operating in early life, and which influence height, also influence future cardiovascular health in men...
- McCarron et al. respond to "height-cardiovascular disease relation": are all risk factors equal?Peter McCarron
Surveillance Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
Am J Epidemiol 155:690-1. 2002
- Trends in blood pressure over 10 years in adolescents: analyses of cross sectional surveys in the Northern Ireland Young Hearts projectDavid Watkins
Department of Child Health, Queens University of Belfast, Institute of Clinical Science, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast BT12 6JB
BMJ 329:139. 2004..To examine secular trends in blood pressure over a 10 year period between two representative cohorts of adolescents from Northern Ireland...
- Association between height and coronary heart disease mortality: a prospective study of 35,000 twin pairsKarri Silventoinen
Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Am J Epidemiol 163:615-21. 2006..14, 95% CI: 1.01, 1.28). The inverse association between height and CHD mortality found within monozygotic discordant twin pairs suggests that this association is because of environmental factors that directly affect height and CHD risk...
- A prospective investigation of height and prostate cancer riskJacqueline S P Sequoia
Nutritional Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH, 6120 Executive Boulevard, EPS-3044, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:2174-8. 2006..02 (1.37-2.97); P(trend) = 0.0008, P(interaction) = 0.002]. Our study provides additional evidence that increased height is a risk factor for prostate cancer and suggests that taller men are particularly susceptible to advanced disease...
- Association of body mass index measured in childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood with risk of ischemic heart disease and stroke: findings from 3 historical cohort studiesDebbie A Lawlor
Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2PR, United Kingdom
Am J Clin Nutr 83:767-73. 2006..It is unclear whether early life body mass index (BMI; in kg/m(2)) is associated with adult cardiovascular disease...
- Associations between tooth loss and mortality patterns in the Glasgow Alumni CohortYu Kang Tu
Leeds Dental Institute, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Heart 93:1098-103. 2007..To use data from the Glasgow Alumni Cohort to investigate whether oral health in young adulthood is independently associated with later life cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer mortality...
- Influence of mammographic screening on trends in breast-conserving surgery in IrelandPaul M Walsh
National Cancer Registry Ireland, Elm Court, Boreenmanna Road, Cork, Ireland
Eur J Cancer Prev 15:138-48. 2006..But similar trends occurred in the absence of large-scale screening (in the Republic of Ireland), and surgical treatment of screen-detected cases did not reflect tumour characteristics alone...
- Thyroid cancer and multiple primary tumors in the SEER cancer registriesCécile M Ronckers
Radiation Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS, Bethesda, MD 20892 7238, USA
Int J Cancer 117:281-8. 2005....
- Trends in cervical squamous cell carcinoma incidence in 13 European countries: changing risk and the effects of screeningFreddie Bray
International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:677-86. 2005..Further investigation of the effectiveness of opportunistic screening is warranted as is the observation of differing risk patterns in young cohorts in countries with relatively similar societal structures...
- Life course breast cancer risk factors and adult breast density (United Kingdom)Mona Jeffreys
Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
Cancer Causes Control 15:947-55. 2004..To determine whether risk factors in childhood and early adulthood affect later mammographic breast density...
- The changing global patterns of female breast cancer incidence and mortalityFreddie Bray
Unit of Descriptive Epidemiology, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
Breast Cancer Res 6:229-39. 2004..The observations are discussed in the context of the numerous aetiological factors, as well as the impact of screening and advances in treatment and disease management in high-resource settings...
- Editorial comment--North, south: changing directions in cardiovascular epidemiologyPeter McCarron
Stroke 34:2609-11. 2003
- Exposures in childhood, adolescence and early adulthood and breast cancer risk: a systematic review of the literatureMona Okasha
Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Breast Cancer Res Treat 78:223-76. 2003..No clear association between early drinking and breast cancer risk exists. These results are discussed in relation to possible underlying mechanisms and health promotion strategies which could reduce breast cancer risk...
- Secular trends in stroke mortality and early-life environmentPeter McCarron
Lancet 361:1059-60. 2003
- Blood pressure in early life and cardiovascular disease mortalityPeter McCarron
Arch Intern Med 162:610-1. 2002
- Does psychological distress predict the risk of ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack? The Caerphilly StudyMargaret May
Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
Stroke 33:7-12. 2002..Therefore, we examined whether psychological distress leads to an increased risk of ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA)...