Yuqing Zhang

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Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The Felodipine Event Reduction (FEVER) Study: a randomized long-term placebo-controlled trial in Chinese hypertensive patients
    Lisheng Liu
    Division of Hypertension, Fu Wai Hospital and Cardiovascular Institute, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China
    J Hypertens 23:2157-72. 2005
  2. pmc Secular trends in alcohol consumption over 50 years: the Framingham Study
    Yuqing Zhang
    Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Evans Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Med 121:695-701. 2008
  3. pmc The independent association between parathyroid hormone levels and hyperuricemia: a national population study
    Janet Y Hui
    The Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, 650 Albany Street, Suite 200, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arthritis Res Ther 14:R56. 2012
  4. pmc Cherry consumption and decreased risk of recurrent gout attacks
    Yuqing Zhang
    Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 64:4004-11. 2012
  5. pmc Purine-rich foods intake and recurrent gout attacks
    Yuqing Zhang
    Boston University, Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany Street, A203, Boston, Massachusetts, MA 02118, USA
    Ann Rheum Dis 71:1448-53. 2012
  6. pmc Migraine, fibromyalgia, and depression among people with IBS: a prevalence study
    J Alexander Cole
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston MA, USA
    BMC Gastroenterol 6:26. 2006
  7. pmc Marked disability and high use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs associated with knee osteoarthritis in rural China: a cross-sectional population-based survey
    Jianhao Lin
    Arthritis Centre, Peking University People s Hospital, South Street Xizhimen, Beijing 100044, PR China
    Arthritis Res Ther 12:R225. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption as a trigger of recurrent gout attacks
    Yuqing Zhang
    Boston University Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, the Department of Medicine at Boston Medical Center, Boston, Mass 02118, USA
    Am J Med 119:800.e13-8. 2006
  9. pmc Epidemiology of osteoarthritis
    Yuqing Zhang
    Boston University School of Medicine, MA 02118, USA
    Clin Geriatr Med 26:355-69. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs and risk of breast cancer: the Case-Control Surveillance Study revisited
    Yuqing Zhang
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, School of Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:165-70. 2005

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  1. ncbi request reprint The Felodipine Event Reduction (FEVER) Study: a randomized long-term placebo-controlled trial in Chinese hypertensive patients
    Lisheng Liu
    Division of Hypertension, Fu Wai Hospital and Cardiovascular Institute, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China
    J Hypertens 23:2157-72. 2005
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  2. pmc Secular trends in alcohol consumption over 50 years: the Framingham Study
    Yuqing Zhang
    Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Evans Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Med 121:695-701. 2008
    ..Population trends in patterns of alcohol use are important data for policymakers but are generally based on repeated cross-sectional surveys...
  3. pmc The independent association between parathyroid hormone levels and hyperuricemia: a national population study
    Janet Y Hui
    The Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, 650 Albany Street, Suite 200, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arthritis Res Ther 14:R56. 2012
    ..We evaluated the potential population impact of PTH on serum uric acid (SUA) levels by using a nationally representative sample of United States adults...
  4. pmc Cherry consumption and decreased risk of recurrent gout attacks
    Yuqing Zhang
    Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 64:4004-11. 2012
    ..To study the relationship between cherry intake and the risk of recurrent gout attacks among individuals with gout...
  5. pmc Purine-rich foods intake and recurrent gout attacks
    Yuqing Zhang
    Boston University, Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany Street, A203, Boston, Massachusetts, MA 02118, USA
    Ann Rheum Dis 71:1448-53. 2012
    ..To examine and quantify the relation between purine intake and the risk of recurrent gout attacks among gout patients...
  6. pmc Migraine, fibromyalgia, and depression among people with IBS: a prevalence study
    J Alexander Cole
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston MA, USA
    BMC Gastroenterol 6:26. 2006
    ..Case descriptions suggest IBS patients are more likely to have other disorders, including migraine, fibromyalgia, and depression. We sought to examine the prevalence of these conditions in cohorts of people with and without IBS...
  7. pmc Marked disability and high use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs associated with knee osteoarthritis in rural China: a cross-sectional population-based survey
    Jianhao Lin
    Arthritis Centre, Peking University People s Hospital, South Street Xizhimen, Beijing 100044, PR China
    Arthritis Res Ther 12:R225. 2010
    ..The aim of this survey was to estimate the burden of disability, analgesia, and health services use associated with knee pain in rural China...
  8. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption as a trigger of recurrent gout attacks
    Yuqing Zhang
    Boston University Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, the Department of Medicine at Boston Medical Center, Boston, Mass 02118, USA
    Am J Med 119:800.e13-8. 2006
    ..Alcohol consumption has long been considered a trigger for recurrent gout attacks; however, this hypothesis has not been formally tested...
  9. pmc Epidemiology of osteoarthritis
    Yuqing Zhang
    Boston University School of Medicine, MA 02118, USA
    Clin Geriatr Med 26:355-69. 2010
    ..Modifying these factors may reduce the risk of OA and prevent subsequent pain and disability...
  10. ncbi request reprint Use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs and risk of breast cancer: the Case-Control Surveillance Study revisited
    Yuqing Zhang
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, School of Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:165-70. 2005
    ..In conclusion, long-term regular use of NSAIDs was associated with decreased risk of breast cancer. The type of NSAID used or the hormone receptor status of the tumor did not modify the effect...
  11. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of osteoarthritis
    Yuqing Zhang
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, 650 Albany Street, Suite X200, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Rheum Dis Clin North Am 34:515-29. 2008
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  12. pmc Vitamin and mineral use and risk of prostate cancer: the case-control surveillance study
    Yuqing Zhang
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, School of Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 20:691-8. 2009
    ..Many studies have evaluated the association between vitamin and mineral supplement use and the risk of prostate cancer, with inconclusive results...
  13. pmc Fluctuation of knee pain and changes in bone marrow lesions, effusions, and synovitis on magnetic resonance imaging
    Yuqing Zhang
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 63:691-9. 2011
    ..This study was undertaken to determine whether pain resolution is accompanied by diminution of lesions in patients with knee OA...
  14. ncbi request reprint Risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
    Yuqing Zhang
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 30:99-101. 2006
    ..Risk factors for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) are largely unknown. Several studies have examined the relation of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use to the risk of NHL, with inconsistent results...
  15. ncbi request reprint The online case-crossover study is a novel approach to study triggers for recurrent disease flares
    Yuqing Zhang
    Boston University Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, the Department of Medicine at Boston Medical Center, A203, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:50-5. 2007
    ..To evaluate the feasibility of conducting an online case-crossover study of triggers for recurrent disease flares...
  16. pmc Statistical approaches to evaluating the effect of risk factors on the pain of knee osteoarthritis in longitudinal studies
    Yuqing Zhang
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 21:513-9. 2009
    ..We describe commonly used measures of knee pain in longitudinal studies and review various analytic approaches to evaluating the effect of a risk factor on each type of pain measure...
  17. pmc A case-control study of reproductive factors, female hormone use, and risk of pancreatic cancer
    Yuqing Zhang
    Boston University School of Medicine, MA 02118, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 21:473-8. 2010
    ..The findings suggest that increased exposure to estrogen during the reproductive years may play a role in the development of pancreatic cancer in women. Further studies are needed to confirm the findings...
  18. ncbi request reprint Education modifies the effect of alcohol on memory impairment: the third national health and nutrition examination survey
    Yuqing Zhang
    Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Evans Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 24:63-9. 2005
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  19. ncbi request reprint Lower prevalence of hand osteoarthritis among Chinese subjects in Beijing compared with white subjects in the United States: the Beijing Osteoarthritis Study
    Yuqing Zhang
    Boston University Arthritis Center, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 48:1034-40. 2003
    ..The goals of this study were to estimate the prevalence of hand OA among elderly Chinese in Beijing, and to compare it with that among elderly whites in the United States...
  20. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of symptomatic hand osteoarthritis and its impact on functional status among the elderly: The Framingham Study
    Yuqing Zhang
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:1021-7. 2002
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  21. ncbi request reprint Bone mass and the risk of colon cancer among postmenopausal women: the Framingham study
    Y Zhang
    Boston University Arthritis Center, Boston University School of Medicine, MA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 153:31-7. 2001
    ..033). No association was found between bone mass and rectal cancer. The findings suggest that women with higher bone mass, perhaps reflecting greater cumulative estrogen exposure, have a decreased risk of colon cancer...
  22. ncbi request reprint Bone mineral density and verbal memory impairment: Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Y Zhang
    Boston University Arthritis Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 154:795-802. 2001
    ..001). These results suggest that bone mineral density in the elderly is associated with verbal memory impairment. The mechanisms underlying this relation are not understood, but cumulative exposure to estrogen may play a role...
  23. ncbi request reprint Bone mass and the risk of prostate cancer: the Framingham Study
    Yuqing Zhang
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston, University School of Medicine, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Am J Med 113:734-9. 2002
    ..To examine the relation of bone mass-a potential biologic marker for cumulative exposure to androgens, insulin-like growth factors, and calcium intake-to subsequent development of prostate cancer...
  24. ncbi request reprint Metacarpal cortical area and risk of coronary heart disease: the Framingham Study
    Elizabeth J Samelson
    Research and Training Institute, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, 1200 Center Street, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:589-95. 2004
    ..53, 1.00; p(trend) = 0.03). In contrast, no association was present in men (highest vs. lowest quartile of metacarpal cortical area: hazard ratio = 1.14, 95% confidence interval: 0.84, 1.56; p(trend) = 0.55)...
  25. pmc The independent effect of pain in one versus two knees on the presence of low physical function in a multicenter knee osteoarthritis study
    Daniel K White
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 62:938-43. 2010
    ..We examined the relationship between unilateral versus bilateral pain with low physical functioning at baseline and 30 months while accounting for knee pain severity...
  26. ncbi request reprint Chopstick arthropathy: the Beijing Osteoarthritis Study
    David J Hunter
    Boston University Arthritis Center, BU School of Medicine, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 50:1495-500. 2004
    ..We conducted a population-based survey among elderly Chinese individuals living in Beijing, to explore whether chopsticks use is associated with prevalent hand OA...
  27. pmc Co-localisation of non-cartilaginous articular pathology increases risk of cartilage loss in the tibiofemoral joint--the MOST study
    Frank W Roemer
    Department of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Ann Rheum Dis 72:942-8. 2013
    ..To assess risk of cartilage loss in the tibiofemoral joint in relation to baseline damage severity, and to analyse the association of nearby pathologic findings on the risk of subsequent cartilage loss...
  28. ncbi request reprint Bone marrow lesions in the knee are associated with increased local bone density
    Grace H Lo
    Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 52:2814-21. 2005
    ..Therefore, we hypothesized that a higher M:L BMD ratio would be associated with medial bone marrow lesions, and that lower ratios would be associated with lateral bone marrow lesions...
  29. pmc Presence of MRI-detected joint effusion and synovitis increases the risk of cartilage loss in knees without osteoarthritis at 30-month follow-up: the MOST study
    Frank W Roemer
    Department of Radiology, Boston University Medical Center, FGH Building, 3rd Floor, 820 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Ann Rheum Dis 70:1804-9. 2011
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  30. ncbi request reprint Effect of recreational physical activities on the development of knee osteoarthritis in older adults of different weights: the Framingham Study
    David T Felson
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 57:6-12. 2007
    ..To evaluate the long-term effect of recreational exercise on the development of knee osteoarthritis (OA) in a community-based cohort of older adults, many of whom were overweight or obese...
  31. ncbi request reprint Association of squatting with increased prevalence of radiographic tibiofemoral knee osteoarthritis: the Beijing Osteoarthritis Study
    Yuqing Zhang
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 50:1187-92. 2004
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  32. ncbi request reprint Lower prevalence of chondrocalcinosis in Chinese subjects in Beijing than in white subjects in the United States: the Beijing Osteoarthritis Study
    Yuqing Zhang
    Boston University Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 54:3508-12. 2006
    ..Data on its prevalence are scarce in other ethnic populations. This study was undertaken to compare the prevalence of chondrocalcinosis in Chinese subjects with that in white subjects...
  33. pmc Assessment of synovitis with contrast-enhanced MRI using a whole-joint semiquantitative scoring system in people with, or at high risk of, knee osteoarthritis: the MOST study
    Ali Guermazi
    Quantitative Imaging Center QIC, Department of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine, 820 Harrison Avenue, FGH Building, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Ann Rheum Dis 70:805-11. 2011
    ..To introduce a comprehensive and reliable scoring system for the assessment of whole-knee joint synovitis based on contrast-enhanced (CE) MRI...
  34. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption and risk of lung cancer: the Framingham Study
    Luc Djousse
    Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Evans Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:1877-82. 2002
    ..Reports on the association between alcohol consumption and the risk of lung cancer have been inconsistent. The purpose of this study was to assess this association in a cohort study...
  35. pmc Association between radiographic features of knee osteoarthritis and pain: results from two cohort studies
    Tuhina Neogi
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, 650 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    BMJ 339:b2844. 2009
    ..To examine the relation of radiographic features of osteoarthritis to knee pain in people with knees discordant for knee pain in two cohorts...
  36. pmc Subchondral cystlike lesions develop longitudinally in areas of bone marrow edema-like lesions in patients with or at risk for knee osteoarthritis: detection with MR imaging--the MOST study
    Michel D Crema
    Quantitative Imaging Center, Department of Radiology, and Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Radiology 256:855-62. 2010
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  37. ncbi request reprint Knee height, knee pain, and knee osteoarthritis: the Beijing Osteoarthritis Study
    David J Hunter
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 52:1418-23. 2005
    ..Although this would suggest that having long legs would be related to the occurrence of knee OA and pain, this issue has not been studied. Our aim was to explore the association between knee height, knee pain, and knee OA...
  38. pmc Alcohol quantity and type on risk of recurrent gout attacks: an internet-based case-crossover study
    Tuhina Neogi
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass Electronic address
    Am J Med 127:311-8. 2014
    ..Further, how much alcohol intake is needed to increase the risk of gout attack is not known. We examined the quantity and type of alcohol consumed on risk of recurrent gout attacks...
  39. pmc Low-dose aspirin use and recurrent gout attacks
    Yuqing Zhang
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Rheum Dis 73:385-90. 2014
    ..To examine the association between cardioprotective use of low-dose aspirin and the risk of recurrent gout attacks among gout patients...
  40. pmc Medial posterior meniscal root tears are associated with development or worsening of medial tibiofemoral cartilage damage: the multicenter osteoarthritis study
    Ali Guermazi
    Quantitative Imaging Center, Department of Radiology, and Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, 820 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Radiology 268:814-21. 2013
    ..To assess the association of meniscal root tear with the development or worsening of tibiofemoral cartilage damage...
  41. pmc Trajectories of gait speed predict mortality in well-functioning older adults: the Health, Aging and Body Composition study
    Daniel K White
    Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 68:456-64. 2013
    ..Although gait speed slows with age, the rate of slowing varies greatly. To date, little is known about the trajectories of gait speed, their correlates, and their risk for mortality in older adults...
  42. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of lateral knee osteoarthritis in Beijing Chinese compared with Framingham Caucasian subjects
    David T Felson
    Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 46:1217-22. 2002
    ..Our objective was to evaluate whether Chinese subjects might have more medial disease than do Caucasians, given a report of varus alignment in the knee joints of Chinese elderly...
  43. ncbi request reprint Recent diuretic use and the risk of recurrent gout attacks: the online case-crossover gout study
    David J Hunter
    Boston University Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Arthritis Center, the Department of Medicine at Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Rheumatol 33:1341-5. 2006
    ..To assess several putative risk factors, including thiazide and loop diuretics use, thought to trigger recurrent gout attacks...
  44. pmc A new approach yields high rates of radiographic progression in knee osteoarthritis
    David T Felson
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, and Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Rheumatol 35:2047-54. 2008
    ..We propose a new approach using multiple views and compartments that is likely to be more sensitive to change and reveals progression throughout the knee...
  45. pmc Do worsening knee radiographs mean greater chances of severe functional limitation?
    Daniel K White
    Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts, USA
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 62:1433-9. 2010
    ..We evaluated the relationship of change in radiographic OA to the incidence of severe functional limitation...
  46. ncbi request reprint Structural factors associated with malalignment in knee osteoarthritis: the Boston osteoarthritis knee study
    David J Hunter
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Arthritis Center, Boston University, MA 02118, USA
    J Rheumatol 32:2192-9. 2005
    ..One of the mechanical influences on cartilage loss is limb alignment. We explored the structural factors associated with malalignment in subjects with symptomatic OA...
  47. ncbi request reprint Quadriceps weakness and its relationship to tibiofemoral and patellofemoral knee osteoarthritis in Chinese: the Beijing osteoarthritis study
    Kristin R Baker
    Clinical Epidemiology and Research Training Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 50:1815-21. 2004
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  48. ncbi request reprint Knee alignment does not predict incident osteoarthritis: the Framingham osteoarthritis study
    David J Hunter
    Boston University School of Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 56:1212-8. 2007
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  49. pmc Diabetes incidence in psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis: a UK population-based cohort study
    Maureen Dubreuil
    Section of Rheumatology and the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, 650 Albany Street, Suite 201, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 53:346-52. 2014
    ..These findings support the importance of managing such factors in PsA and RA patients. ..
  50. pmc Pattern of joint damage in persons with knee osteoarthritis and concomitant ACL tears
    Verena Stein
    Division of Research, New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Rheumatol Int 32:1197-208. 2012
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  51. pmc Increasing prevalence of knee pain and symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: survey and cohort data
    Uyen Sa D T Nguyen
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Ann Intern Med 155:725-32. 2011
    ..A recent surge in knee replacements is assumed to be due to aging and increased obesity of the U.S. population...
  52. ncbi request reprint Bone mineral density and the risk of Alzheimer disease
    Zaldy Sy Tan
    Division on Aging, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 110 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Neurol 62:107-11. 2005
    ..Bone mineral density (BMD) is a potential surrogate marker for cumulative estrogen exposure and has been associated with cognitive performance and risk of cognitive deterioration...
  53. pmc A case-control study of oral contraceptive use and incident breast cancer
    Lynn Rosenberg
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:473-9. 2009
    ..These results suggest that OC use is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer diagnosed in recent years...
  54. ncbi request reprint Incidence and risk factors for vertebral fracture in women and men: 25-year follow-up results from the population-based Framingham study
    Elizabeth J Samelson
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 21:1207-14. 2006
    ..Incidence was 24% in women and 10% in men. Few factors in middle-aged persons, except prevalent (moderate) fracture and alcohol consumption (in men), predicted long-term incidence of vertebral fracture...
  55. ncbi request reprint Increase in bone marrow lesions associated with cartilage loss: a longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging study of knee osteoarthritis
    David J Hunter
    Boston University Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 54:1529-35. 2006
    ..These questions were tested using longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data in a natural history study of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA)...
  56. doi request reprint Synovitis in knee osteoarthritis assessed by contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is associated with radiographic tibiofemoral osteoarthritis and MRI-detected widespread cartilage damage: the MOST study
    Ali Guermazi
    From the Quantitative Imaging Center QIC, Department of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA Department of Radiology, Bridgeport Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine, Bridgeport, CT, USA Department of Radiology, University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA Department of Radiology, Hospital do Coração HCor and Teleimagem, Sao Paulo, Brazil Oxford UK National Institute for Health Research NIHR Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Department of Radiology at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    J Rheumatol 41:501-8. 2014
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  57. pmc Magnetic resonance imaging-based three-dimensional bone shape of the knee predicts onset of knee osteoarthritis: data from the osteoarthritis initiative
    Tuhina Neogi
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 65:2048-58. 2013
    ..To examine whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based 3-dimensional (3-D) bone shape predicts the onset of radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA)...
  58. ncbi request reprint Frequency and predictors of inappropriate management of recurrent gout attacks in a longitudinal study
    Tuhina Neogi
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Rheumatol 33:104-9. 2006
    ..To evaluate the patterns and determinants of medication use during recurrent gout attacks...
  59. pmc The serum urate-lowering impact of weight loss among men with a high cardiovascular risk profile: the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial
    Yanyan Zhu
    Section of Rheumatology and the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, 650 Albany Street Suite 200, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 49:2391-9. 2010
    ..To evaluate the person-level impact of weight loss on serum urate levels among men with a high cardiovascular risk profile...
  60. pmc New loop diuretic prescriptions may be an acute risk factor for falls in the nursing home
    Sarah D Berry
    Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Division of Gerontology, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 21:560-3. 2012
    ..We evaluated the relationship between change in a diuretic prescription (new prescription or increased dose) and the occurrence of documented falls among nursing home residents...
  61. pmc The association between patellar alignment on magnetic resonance imaging and radiographic manifestations of knee osteoarthritis
    Leonid Kalichman
    Boston University School of Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, 650 Albany Street Suite X200, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arthritis Res Ther 9:R26. 2007
    ..Additional studies will be required to establish the normal and abnormal ranges of patellar alignment indices and their longitudinal relation to patello-femoral OA...
  62. pmc The association between meniscal damage of the posterior horns and localized posterior synovitis detected on T1-weighted contrast-enhanced MRI--the MOST study
    Frank W Roemer
    Quantitative Imaging Center QIC, Department of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 42:573-81. 2013
    ..The aim was to assess the cross-sectional associations of posterior horn meniscal damage with perimeniscal synovitis, and with synovitis posterior to the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) using contrast enhanced (CE) MRI...
  63. pmc Morphologic differences between the hips of Chinese women and white women: could they account for the ethnic difference in the prevalence of hip osteoarthritis?
    Marcel Dudda
    Children s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 63:2992-9. 2011
    ..This study was undertaken to examine whether particular abnormalities predisposing to hip OA occur more frequently in whites and whether these differences in hip shape account for differences in the prevalence of OA...
  64. pmc Serum uric acid is associated with carotid plaques: the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Family Heart Study
    Tuhina Neogi
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, 650 Albany Street, Suite X 200, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Rheumatol 36:378-84. 2009
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  65. pmc The association of obesity with walking independent of knee pain: the multicenter osteoarthritis study
    Daniel K White
    Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Sargent College, Boston University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Obes 2012:261974. 2012
    ..BMI accounted for 9.7% of the variability of walking while knee pain accounted for 2.9%. BMI was associated with walking independent of knee pain...
  66. ncbi request reprint Is alcohol consumption associated with calcified atherosclerotic plaque in the coronary arteries and aorta?
    R Curtis Ellison
    Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am Heart J 152:177-82. 2006
    ..Previous results have been conflicting, showing increases, decreases, or no effect of alcohol on risk of calcified plaque...
  67. pmc Sex differences in musculoskeletal pain in older adults
    Suzanne G Leveille
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, RO 103, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pain 116:332-8. 2005
    ..Men and women differ in the factors associated with musculoskeletal pain in older ages. Further research is needed to understand sex differences in musculoskeletal pain the older population...
  68. pmc Tibiofemoral joint osteoarthritis: risk factors for MR-depicted fast cartilage loss over a 30-month period in the multicenter osteoarthritis study
    Frank W Roemer
    Department of Radiology, Boston University Medical Center, 820 Harrison Ave, FGH Building, Third Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Radiology 252:772-80. 2009
    ..To assess baseline factors that may predict fast tibiofemoral cartilage loss over a 30-month period...
  69. doi request reprint Hoffa's Fat Pad: Evaluation on Unenhanced MR Images as a Measure of Patellofemoral Synovitis in Osteoarthritis
    Frank W Roemer
    Department of Radiology, Boston University Medical Center, MA, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 192:1696-700. 2009
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  70. ncbi request reprint Cimetidine and other histamine2-receptor antagonist use in relation to risk of breast cancer
    Patricia F Coogan
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, 1371 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02446, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:1012-5. 2005
    ..We investigated the influence of cimetidine use on the risk of breast cancer in our hospital-based case control surveillance study...
  71. pmc Effect of birth cohort on risk of hip fracture: age-specific incidence rates in the Framingham Study
    Elizabeth J Samelson
    Boston University Arthritis Center, Boston, Mass, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:858-62. 2002
    ..This study examined the effect of birth cohort on incidence rates of hip fracture among women and men in the Framingham Study...
  72. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and increased risk of mucinous epithelial ovarian cancer
    Yuqing Zhang
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:133-9. 2004
    ..Despite inconsistencies in the data, these results strengthen the evidence that cigarette smoking may play a role in the development of mucinous ovarian cancer but not ovarian cancer of other cell types...
  73. ncbi request reprint Positive association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level and bone density in osteoarthritis
    Heike A Bischoff-Ferrari
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 53:821-6. 2005
    ..To describe the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) level and bone mineral density (BMD) in persons with primary knee osteoarthritis (OA)...
  74. ncbi request reprint The effect of body weight on progression of knee osteoarthritis is dependent on alignment
    David T Felson
    Boston University Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 50:3904-9. 2004
    ..This study evaluated whether the effect of body weight on progression of knee osteoarthritis (OA) differs depending on the degree of limb malalignment...
  75. ncbi request reprint Long-term effects of serum cholesterol on bone mineral density in women and men: the Framingham Osteoporosis Study
    Elizabeth J Samelson
    Research and Training Institute, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    Bone 34:557-61. 2004
    ..73, 0.72, 0.72, 0.70 g/cm2, lowest to highest quartile, P for trend=0.02. Cholesterol levels in women and men from young adulthood to middle age years do not appear to have long-term clinical implications for osteoporosis later in life...
  76. pmc Evaluation of the effect of anti-tumor necrosis factor agent use on rheumatoid arthritis work disability: the jury is still out
    Saralynn Allaire
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 59:1082-9. 2008
    ..To examine the role of anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agents in predicting work disability in subjects with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  77. pmc A genome wide linkage scan of metacarpal size and geometry in the Framingham Study
    David Karasik
    Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02131, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 20:663-70. 2008
    ..Genes in these regions may regulate bone geometry via effects on body size. Identification and subsequent characterization of loci for bone geometry can further elucidate the genetic contributions to bone's resistance to stress...
  78. pmc Serum urate is not associated with coronary artery calcification: the NHLBI Family Heart Study
    Tuhina Neogi
    Boston University School of Medicine, 650 Albany Street, Clin Epi Unit, Suite X 200, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Rheumatol 38:111-7. 2011
    ..Here, we examined whether SUA is associated with CAC, using the same study sample and methods as for our previous carotid atherosclerosis study...
  79. pmc Exploring the determinants of racial and ethnic disparities in total knee arthroplasty: health insurance, income, and assets
    Amresh D Hanchate
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 01532, USA
    Med Care 46:481-8. 2008
    ..To estimate national total knee arthroplasty (TKA) rates by economic factors, and the extent to which differences in insurance coverage, income, and assets contribute to racial and ethnic disparities in TKA use...
  80. ncbi request reprint Relation of the metabolic syndrome to calcified atherosclerotic plaque in the coronary arteries and aorta
    R Curtis Ellison
    Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Am J Cardiol 95:1180-6. 2005
    ..We conclude that the metabolic syndrome and most of its components are associated with a higher prevalence of calcified atherosclerotic plaque in the coronary arteries and abdominal aorta in white and African-American men and women...
  81. pmc Antihypertensive drugs and risk of incident gout among patients with hypertension: population based case-control study
    Hyon K Choi
    Section of Rheumatology and the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, 650 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    BMJ 344:d8190. 2012
    ..To determine the independent associations of antihypertensive drugs with the risk of incident gout among people with hypertension...
  82. ncbi request reprint Effect of medical conditions on improvement in self-reported and observed functional performance of elders
    Ram R Miller
    Geriatrics Section, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:217-23. 2004
    ..To evaluate the effect of nine disabling medical conditions upon recovery from functional limitations by elders...
  83. ncbi request reprint Evidence for a gene influencing heart rate on chromosome 4 among hypertensives
    Jemma B Wilk
    Contact address Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany Street, Room B 604, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Hum Genet 111:207-13. 2002
    ....
  84. ncbi request reprint Lifestyle determinants of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol: the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Family Heart Study
    R Curtis Ellison
    Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Evans Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass 02118, USA
    Am Heart J 147:529-35. 2004
    ..While genetic factors are major determinants of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), environmental factors also play a role. The latter include 3 modifiable lifestyle factors: alcohol consumption, physical activity, and smoking...
  85. ncbi request reprint Bone status after cessation of use of injectable progestin contraceptives
    Lynn Rosenberg
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, MA 02215 1201, USA
    Contraception 76:425-31. 2007
    ..We assessed whether bone loss is completely reversible after cessation of IPC use, whether different IPCs have different effects and whether effects vary by age at first use...
  86. pmc Osteoarthritis prevention
    Tuhina Neogi
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 23:185-91. 2011
    ..We also discuss recently identified methodologic challenges to the study of knee osteoarthritis, particularly osteoarthritis progression...
  87. doi request reprint Association between wind speed and the occurrence of sickle cell acute painful episodes: results of a case-crossover study
    Vikki G Nolan
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Br J Haematol 143:433-8. 2008
    ....
  88. ncbi request reprint Incidence of IBS in a cohort of people with asthma
    J Alexander Cole
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 52:329-35. 2007
    ..0; 95% CI, 0.9-1.1.) Misclassification of IBS would have biased the rate ratio toward the null. We observed a small increase in IBS among people with asthma, and no association between oral steroids and IBS onset among asthma patients...
  89. ncbi request reprint Very low prevalence of hip osteoarthritis among Chinese elderly in Beijing, China, compared with whites in the United States: the Beijing osteoarthritis study
    Michael C Nevitt
    Prevention Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, 94105, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 46:1773-9. 2002
    ..To compare the prevalence of osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip among elderly persons in China and the US...
  90. ncbi request reprint [High prevalence of knee, but not hip or hand osteoarthritis in Beijing elders: comparison with data of Caucasian in United States]
    Ling Xu
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Science, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100730, China
    Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 83:1206-9. 2003
    ..To investigate the prevalence of knee, hip and hand osteoarthritis (OA) in the elderly of Beijing and to compare the prevalence of OA between the Beijing elders and the US Caucasians...
  91. ncbi request reprint Re: "Easy SAS calculations for risk or prevalence ratios and differences"
    Tuhina Neogi
    Am J Epidemiol 163:1157; author reply 1159-61. 2006
  92. ncbi request reprint The Longitudinal Examination of Arthritis Pain (LEAP) study: relationships between weekly fluctuations in patient-rated joint pain and other health outcomes
    Adam Hutchings
    Global Health Outcomes, GlaxoSmithKline, 5 Moore Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    J Rheumatol 34:2291-300. 2007
    ..To examine relationships between weekly fluctuations in self-rated joint pain and other health outcomes among adults with osteoarthritis (OA)...
  93. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk factors and confounders among nondrinking and moderate-drinking U.S. adults
    R Curtis Ellison
    Am J Prev Med 29:243; author reply 243-4. 2005
  94. pmc Soluble CD40 ligand induces endothelial dysfunction in human and porcine coronary artery endothelial cells
    Changyi Chen
    Molecular Surgeon Research Center, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Blood 112:3205-16. 2008
    ....
  95. ncbi request reprint [Quantitative assessment of Parkinsonian rigidity by vessel Doppler ultrasonography]
    Yuqing Zhang
    Beijing Institute of Functional Neurosurgery, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100053, China
    Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 82:952-4. 2002
    ..To investigate the value of quantitative assessment of parkinsonian rigidity by vessel Doppler ultrasonography...
  96. ncbi request reprint Intron-2 conversion polymorphism of the aldosterone synthase gene and the antihypertensive response to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors
    Huimin Yu
    Department of Cardiology, Guangdong Provincial People s Hospital and Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute, Guangzhou, China
    J Hypertens 26:251-6. 2008
    ....
  97. pmc Thymosin Beta 4 is overexpressed in human pancreatic cancer cells and stimulates proinflammatory cytokine secretion and JNK activation
    Yuqing Zhang
    Molecular Surgeon Research Center, Elkins Pancreas Center, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer Biol Ther 7:419-23. 2008
    ..In the current study, we examined the expression of T beta 4 in pancreatic cancer cells, and determined the effect of exogenous T beta 4 on cytokine secretion, and signal transduction in human pancreatic cancer cells...
  98. ncbi request reprint Relationship between polymorphism of the angiotensin-converting enzyme gene and the response to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition in hypertensive patients
    Huimin Yu
    Division of Hypertension, Cardiovascular Institute and Fu Wai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, PR China
    Hypertens Res 26:881-6. 2003
    ..These results suggest that ACE genotype does not predict the blood pressure-lowering response to antihypertensive treatment with ACE inhibition...
  99. pmc Aberrant expression of zinc transporter ZIP4 (SLC39A4) significantly contributes to human pancreatic cancer pathogenesis and progression
    Min Li
    Molecular Surgeon Research Center, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:18636-41. 2007
    ..These data reveal an important outcome of aberrant ZIP4 expression in contributing to pancreatic cancer pathogenesis and progression. It may suggest a therapeutic strategy whereby ZIP4 is targeted to control pancreatic cancer growth...
  100. ncbi request reprint Recruitment of stem cells by hepatocyte growth factor via intracoronary gene transfection in the postinfarction heart failure
    Zhijian Yang
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, 210029, China
    Sci China C Life Sci 50:748-52. 2007
    ..The amelioration effect of HGF on postinfarction heart failure could not be limited to stimulating angiogenesis, anti-apoptosis, anti-fibrosis, but was also involved in the recruitment of stem cells into myocardium...
  101. ncbi request reprint Higher 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations are associated with better lower-extremity function in both active and inactive persons aged > or =60 y
    Heike A Bischoff-Ferrari
    Division of Aging, The Robert B Brigham Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Clinical Research Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:752-8. 2004
    ..Vitamin D may improve muscle strength through a highly specific nuclear receptor in muscle tissue...

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