Frank M Biro


Affiliation: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Country: USA


  1. Biro F, Bloemer N. "Complementary Medicine": Complementary and alternative health approaches in pediatric and adolescent gynecology. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2018;: pubmed publisher
    ..It closes with practical complementary health approaches to the adolescent with dysmenorrhea. ..
  2. Biro F, Pajak A, Wolff M, Pinney S, Windham G, Galvez M, et al. Age of Menarche in a Longitudinal US Cohort. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2018;31:339-345 pubmed publisher
    ..Parental and adolescent reports of menarche are highly correlated. Earlier breast maturation was associated with slower tempo through puberty. Body mass index had a greater effect on age at menarche than did race and ethnicity. ..
  3. Cattran A, Kalkwarf H, Pinney S, Huang B, Biro F. Bone Density and Timing of Puberty in a Longitudinal Study of Girls. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2015;28:170-2 pubmed publisher
    ..There was no association between BMDz and family history of breast cancer. Earlier timing of puberty was associated with higher BMD. The high shared variance of BMD and timing of pubertal onset implies an underlying biologic basis. ..
  4. Beal S, Nye A, Marraccini A, Biro F. Evaluation of readiness to transfer to adult healthcare: What about the well adolescent?. Healthc (Amst). 2014;2:225-31 pubmed publisher
    ..Transition readiness assessments can be implemented in the primary care setting, and have been useful for guiding clinical care. Additional barriers and next steps will be discussed. ..
  5. Wolff M, Teitelbaum S, McGovern K, Pinney S, Windham G, Galvez M, et al. Environmental phenols and pubertal development in girls. Environ Int. 2015;84:174-80 pubmed publisher
  6. Wolff M, Pajak A, Pinney S, Windham G, Galvez M, Rybak M, et al. Associations of urinary phthalate and phenol biomarkers with menarche in a multiethnic cohort of young girls. Reprod Toxicol. 2017;67:56-64 pubmed publisher
    ..These analytes were also associated with age at breast development in this cohort. Findings from this prospective study suggest that some childhood exposures are associated with pubertal timing. ..
  7. Biro F, Deardorff J. Identifying opportunities for cancer prevention during preadolescence and adolescence: puberty as a window of susceptibility. J Adolesc Health. 2013;52:S15-20 pubmed publisher
    ..The long-term sequela of responses to early exposures may impact other adult morbidities; addressing these exposures represents an important challenge for contemporary medicine. ..
  8. Biro F, Greenspan L, Galvez M, Pinney S, Teitelbaum S, Windham G, et al. Onset of breast development in a longitudinal cohort. Pediatrics. 2013;132:1019-27 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings are consistent with temporal changes in BMI. ..
  9. Biro F, Pinney S, Schwartz R, Huang B, Cattran A, Haslam S. Amphiregulin as a Novel Serum Marker of Puberty in Girls. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2017;30:535-539 pubmed publisher
    ..Elevated amphiregulin levels at puberty might be a predictor of increased breast cancer risk. ..