A Stewart

Summary

Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi Predicting a second hip fracture
    A Stewart
    Osteoporosis Research Unit, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, UK
    J Clin Densitom 2:363-70. 1999
  2. ncbi Axial BMD, change in BMD and bone turnover do not predict breast cancer incidence in early postmenopausal women
    A Stewart
    Osteoporosis Research Unit, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, Victoria Pavilion, Woolmanhill Hospital, Aberdeen, AB25 1LD, UK
    Osteoporos Int 16:1627-32. 2005
  3. ncbi Long-term fracture prediction by DXA and QUS: a 10-year prospective study
    Alison Stewart
    Osteoporosis Research Unit, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    J Bone Miner Res 21:413-8. 2006
  4. ncbi Quantitative ultrasound in osteoporosis
    Alison Stewart
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 6:229-32. 2002
  5. ncbi Relationship between risk factors and QUS in a European Population: The OPUS study
    A Stewart
    Osteoporosis Research Unit, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Bone 39:609-15. 2006
  6. ncbi Prevalence of hip fracture risk factors in women aged 70 years and over
    A Stewart
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    QJM 93:677-80. 2000
  7. ncbi Bone mineral density in osteoarthritis
    A Stewart
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 12:464-7. 2000
  8. ncbi Precision of quantitative ultrasound: comparison of three commercial scanners
    A Stewart
    Osteoporosis Research Unit, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Bone 27:139-43. 2000
  9. ncbi Predicting erosive disease in rheumatoid arthritis. A longitudinal study of changes in bone density using digital X-ray radiogrammetry: a pilot study
    A Stewart
    Osteoporosis Research Unit, Victoria Pavilion, Woolmanhill Hospital, Aberdeen AB25 1LD, Scotland, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 43:1561-4. 2004
  10. ncbi Screening elderly women for risk of future fractures--participation rates and impact on incidence of falls and fractures
    R J Barr
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Calcif Tissue Int 76:243-8. 2005

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. ncbi Predicting a second hip fracture
    A Stewart
    Osteoporosis Research Unit, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, UK
    J Clin Densitom 2:363-70. 1999
    ..Low body weight and poor mobility could be used as triggers for the use of preventive therapy without the use of bone mass measurements and to target expensive preventive therapy to reduce fracture risk...
  2. ncbi Axial BMD, change in BMD and bone turnover do not predict breast cancer incidence in early postmenopausal women
    A Stewart
    Osteoporosis Research Unit, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, Victoria Pavilion, Woolmanhill Hospital, Aberdeen, AB25 1LD, UK
    Osteoporos Int 16:1627-32. 2005
    ..In conclusion, in perimenopausal or early postmenopausal women there is no relationship between the incidence of breast cancer and BMD, change in BMD or bone turnover...
  3. ncbi Long-term fracture prediction by DXA and QUS: a 10-year prospective study
    Alison Stewart
    Osteoporosis Research Unit, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    J Bone Miner Res 21:413-8. 2006
    ..We found both DXA and QUS are able to predict both any fracture and "osteoporotic" fractures and that QUS can predict independently of BMD...
  4. ncbi Quantitative ultrasound in osteoporosis
    Alison Stewart
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 6:229-32. 2002
    ..This article reviews the capabilities of QUS and indicates its appropriate application in clinical practice, based on current review of the scientific literature...
  5. ncbi Relationship between risk factors and QUS in a European Population: The OPUS study
    A Stewart
    Osteoporosis Research Unit, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Bone 39:609-15. 2006
    ..In conclusion, similar relationships are seen with QUS measurements as are found for bone mineral density. However, the strength of the association is dependent on the type of QUS device and variable measured...
  6. ncbi Prevalence of hip fracture risk factors in women aged 70 years and over
    A Stewart
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    QJM 93:677-80. 2000
    ..Groups of women at high risk of hip fracture can easily be identified in primary care and offered treatment, with realistic prospects of hip fracture prevention...
  7. ncbi Bone mineral density in osteoarthritis
    A Stewart
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 12:464-7. 2000
    ..Genetic work has sought to explain this association and this too is discussed. There is some indication that a higher bone density may not protect against fracture in these subjects, due to the increased risk of falls...
  8. ncbi Precision of quantitative ultrasound: comparison of three commercial scanners
    A Stewart
    Osteoporosis Research Unit, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Bone 27:139-43. 2000
    ..An exception may be the Lunar Achilles "stiffness" parameter, but this can only be determined in a longitudinal, comparative treatment study...
  9. ncbi Predicting erosive disease in rheumatoid arthritis. A longitudinal study of changes in bone density using digital X-ray radiogrammetry: a pilot study
    A Stewart
    Osteoporosis Research Unit, Victoria Pavilion, Woolmanhill Hospital, Aberdeen AB25 1LD, Scotland, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 43:1561-4. 2004
    ..A new updated system of radiogrammetry has been developed: digitized X-ray radiogrammetry (DXR). We used this DXR system to identify whether changes seen in hand X-rays of RA patients can predict those who subsequently develop erosions...
  10. ncbi Screening elderly women for risk of future fractures--participation rates and impact on incidence of falls and fractures
    R J Barr
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Calcif Tissue Int 76:243-8. 2005
    ..This form of screening may provide a cost-effective method to reduce falls and fractures in free-living elderly women. However, no such cost-effectiveness analysis has been performed to date...
  11. doi Association between vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms, falls, balance and muscle power: results from two independent studies (APOSS and OPUS)
    R Barr
    Bone and Musculoskeletal Research Programme, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Osteoporos Int 21:457-66. 2010
    ..Bsm1 polymorphisms were associated with falls, balance and muscle power measurements. These results may explain some of the excess fracture risk associated with VDR in some studies...
  12. ncbi Can peripheral DXA measurements be used to predict fractures in elderly women living in the community?
    R J Barr
    Osteoporosis Research Unit of the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen Medical School, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, Scotland, UK
    Osteoporos Int 16:1177-83. 2005
    ..While peripheral DXA is highly effective for predicting older women who are at increased risk of future fracture, it has yet to be established as an effective method for targeting bisphosphonate or other therapy...
  13. pmc Association of oestrogen receptor alpha gene polymorphisms with postmenopausal bone loss, bone mass, and quantitative ultrasound properties of bone
    O M E Albagha
    The Bone Research Group, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    J Med Genet 42:240-6. 2005
    ..The gene encoding oestrogen receptor alpha (ESR1) appears to regulate bone mineral density (BMD) and other determinants of osteoporotic fracture risk...
  14. ncbi A method for assessment of the shape of the proximal femur and its relationship to osteoporotic hip fracture
    J S Gregory
    Department of Orthopaedics, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
    Osteoporos Int 15:5-11. 2004
    ..Though these initial results were obtained from a limited data set, this study shows that ASM may be a powerful method to help identify individuals at risk of a hip fracture in the future...
  15. doi Population screening for osteoporosis risk: a randomised control trial of medication use and fracture risk
    R J Barr
    Bone and Musculoskeletal Research Programme, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
    Osteoporos Int 21:561-8. 2010
    ..001), 15% in other osteoporosis treatments (p < 0.001) and a 25.9% reduction in fracture risk compared with control. Screening for osteoporosis significantly increases treatment use and reduces fracture incidence...
  16. ncbi Correcting calf girth discriminates the incidence of falling but not bone mass by broadband ultrasound attenuation in elderly female subjects
    A D Stewart
    Biomedical Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
    Bone 31:195-8. 2002
    ..05). This suggests that larger calf muscles may be protective against falling-possibly as a result of enhanced stability or greater neuromuscular control...
  17. pmc Large-scale analysis of association between LRP5 and LRP6 variants and osteoporosis
    Joyce B J van Meurs
    Department of Internal Medicine, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    JAMA 299:1277-90. 2008
    ..Mutations in the low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 5 (LRP5) gene cause rare syndromes characterized by altered bone mineral density (BMD). More common LRP5 variants may affect osteoporosis risk in the general population...
  18. doi Large-scale analysis of association between polymorphisms in the transforming growth factor beta 1 gene (TGFB1) and osteoporosis: the GENOMOS study
    Bente L Langdahl
    Department of Endocrinology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
    Bone 42:969-81. 2008
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  19. ncbi Association of five quantitative ultrasound devices and bone densitometry with osteoporotic vertebral fractures in a population-based sample: the OPUS Study
    Claus C Glüer
    Medical Physics, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital Schleswig Holstein, Campus Kiel, Kiel, Germany
    J Bone Miner Res 19:782-93. 2004
    ..All QUS approaches discriminated women with and without osteoporotic vertebral fractures. QUS of the calcaneus performed as well as central DXA...
  20. ncbi Large-scale population-based study shows no evidence of association between common polymorphism of the VDR gene and BMD in British women
    Helen M Macdonald
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, Medical School Buildings, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    J Bone Miner Res 21:151-62. 2006
    ..Here we studied five common polymorphisms of VDR in relation to calcium intake and vitamin D status in a population-based cohort of 3100 British women, but found no significant association with bone mass, bone loss, or fracture...
  21. ncbi Bone shape, structure, and density as determinants of osteoporotic hip fracture: a pilot study investigating the combination of risk factors
    Jennifer S Gregory
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, U K
    Invest Radiol 40:591-7. 2005
    ..This article compares and combines methods for examining the external shape and the internal structure of the proximal femur with bone mineral density (BMD) to provide a classifier for hip fracture...
  22. pmc Best evidence topic report. Use of troponin for the diagnosis of myocardial contusion after blunt chest trauma
    Lorna Jackson
    Emergency Medicine, Hope Hospital, Manchester, UK
    Emerg Med J 22:193-5. 2005
    ..The author, date, and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results, and study weaknesses of these best papers are tabulated. A clinical bottom line is stated...
  23. ncbi From Mendel to the Human Genome Project: the implications for nurse education
    Hilary Burton
    Strangeways Research Laboratory, Public Health Genetics Unit, Cambridge CB1 8RN, UK
    Nurse Educ Today 23:380-5; discussion 386-7. 2003
    ..In the light of a recent review of education in genetics for health professionals, the Department of Health and The Wellcome Trust have commissioned a process to develop a programme of education for the United Kingdom...
  24. ncbi Large-scale population-based study shows no association between common polymorphisms of the TGFB1 gene and BMD in women
    Fiona E A McGuigan
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, UK
    J Bone Miner Res 22:195-202. 2007
    ..We studied five common polymorphisms of TGFB1 in relation to osteoporosis-related phenotypes in a population-based cohort of 2975 British women, but found no significant association with bone mass, bone loss, bone markers, or fracture...
  25. doi Quantitative ultrasound in the management of osteoporosis: the 2007 ISCD Official Positions
    Marc Antoine Krieg
    Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Clin Densitom 11:163-87. 2008
    ..The ISCD Official Positions on QUS resulting from this PDC, the rationale for their establishment, and recommendations for further study are presented here...
  26. ncbi (Almost) three cheers for UK genetics White Paper
    Alison Stewart
    Public Health Genetics Unit, Cambridge Genetics Knowledge Park, Strangeways Research Laboratory, CB1 8RN, Cambridge, UK
    Lancet 362:341-2. 2003
  27. ncbi Development of an isolate-specific marker for tracking Phaeomoniella chlamydospora infection in grapevines
    Hayley J Ridgway
    National Centre for Advanced Bio Protection Technologies, Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand
    Mycologia 97:1093-101. 2005
    ..When the nested PCR/RFLP procedure was used to determine the persistence of viable and nonviable spores in soil, the results showed that nonviable spores were undetected after 8 wk whereas viable spores still could be detected at 17 wk...