Frank M Biro

Summary

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

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Puberty and adolescent sexuality
    Frank M Biro
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, OH 45229, USA
    Pediatr Ann 34:777-84. 2005
  2. pmc Onset of breast development in a longitudinal cohort
    Frank M Biro
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Ave ML 4000, Cincinnati OH 45229 3029
    Pediatrics 132:1019-27. 2013
  3. pmc Identifying opportunities for cancer prevention during preadolescence and adolescence: puberty as a window of susceptibility
    Frank M Biro
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    J Adolesc Health 52:S15-20. 2013
  4. pmc Puberty in girls of the 21st century
    Frank M Biro
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 25:289-94. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Pubertal correlates in black and white girls
    Frank M Biro
    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    J Pediatr 148:234-40. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Self-esteem in adolescent females
    Frank M Biro
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    J Adolesc Health 39:501-7. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Puberty
    Frank M Biro
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    Adolesc Med State Art Rev 18:425-33, v. 2007
  8. pmc Pubarche as well as thelarche may be a marker for the onset of puberty
    Frank M Biro
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 21:323-8. 2008
  9. pmc Body mass index and waist-to-height changes during teen years in girls are influenced by childhood body mass index
    Frank M Biro
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Adolescent Medicine ML 4000, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    J Adolesc Health 46:245-50. 2010
  10. pmc Childhood obesity and adult morbidities
    Frank M Biro
    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:1499S-1505S. 2010

Detail Information

Publications38

  1. ncbi request reprint Puberty and adolescent sexuality
    Frank M Biro
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, OH 45229, USA
    Pediatr Ann 34:777-84. 2005
    ..The pediatrician should recognize stages of pubertal development and be able to provide counseling and information to patients and parents. Some suggested resources are listed in the Sidebar...
  2. pmc Onset of breast development in a longitudinal cohort
    Frank M Biro
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Ave ML 4000, Cincinnati OH 45229 3029
    Pediatrics 132:1019-27. 2013
    ..This study examined age at onset of breast development (thelarche), and the impact of BMI and race/ethnicity, in the 3 puberty study sites of the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program, a prospective cohort of >1200 girls...
  3. pmc Identifying opportunities for cancer prevention during preadolescence and adolescence: puberty as a window of susceptibility
    Frank M Biro
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    J Adolesc Health 52:S15-20. 2013
    ..Epidemiologic studies document an association between exposures at critical windows of susceptibility with outcomes as diverse as childhood and adult obesity, timing of menarche, and risk for hypertension or breast cancer...
  4. pmc Puberty in girls of the 21st century
    Frank M Biro
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 25:289-94. 2012
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  5. ncbi request reprint Pubertal correlates in black and white girls
    Frank M Biro
    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    J Pediatr 148:234-40. 2006
    ..Since pubertal maturation is an important covariate in studies that evaluate physical and social changes that occur during the teen years, we examined pubertal parameters in a group of US girls...
  6. ncbi request reprint Self-esteem in adolescent females
    Frank M Biro
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    J Adolesc Health 39:501-7. 2006
    ..Self-esteem is a major "predictor" of satisfaction with life. This longitudinal study examined mean and individual changes in self-esteem, and how self-esteem is affected by race and body mass...
  7. ncbi request reprint Puberty
    Frank M Biro
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    Adolesc Med State Art Rev 18:425-33, v. 2007
    ..Figures included demonstrate the sexual maturation stages and interrelationships between the various parameters of puberty...
  8. pmc Pubarche as well as thelarche may be a marker for the onset of puberty
    Frank M Biro
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 21:323-8. 2008
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  9. pmc Body mass index and waist-to-height changes during teen years in girls are influenced by childhood body mass index
    Frank M Biro
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Adolescent Medicine ML 4000, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    J Adolesc Health 46:245-50. 2010
    ..This study examined longitudinal changes in waist-to-height ratio and components of body mass index (BMI) among young and adolescent girls of black and white race/ethnicity...
  10. pmc Childhood obesity and adult morbidities
    Frank M Biro
    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:1499S-1505S. 2010
    ..Currently, the most important factors underlying the obesity epidemic are the current opportunities for energy intake coupled with limited energy expenditure...
  11. ncbi request reprint Pubertal assessment method and baseline characteristics in a mixed longitudinal study of girls
    Frank M Biro
    Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Adolescent Medicine ML 4000, and Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 3333 Burnet Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
    Pediatrics 126:e583-90. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to describe the assessment methods and maturation status for a multisite cohort of girls at baseline recruitment and at ages 7 and 8 years...
  12. doi request reprint Adolescent women and obesity
    Supinya In-Iw
    Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics and Toxicology, Department of Pediatrics, Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 24:58-61. 2011
    ..These issues include increasing physical activity, decreasing sedentary activities, and promoting healthy eating behaviors...
  13. ncbi request reprint Influence of obesity on timing of puberty
    Frank M Biro
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, OH 45229 3039, USA
    Int J Androl 29:272-7; discussion 286-90. 2006
    ..However, changes in caloric consumption, caloric density and physical activity, combined with greater lifespan, may allow expression of the adverse consequences of these adaptations, such as the metabolic syndrome or cancers...
  14. ncbi request reprint Body morphology and its impact on adolescent and pediatric gynecology, with a special emphasis on polycystic ovary syndrome
    Frank M Biro
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 15:347-51. 2003
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  15. ncbi request reprint Pubertal maturation in girls and the relationship to anthropometric changes: pathways through puberty
    Frank M Biro
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    J Pediatr 142:643-6. 2003
    ..We examined the relationship of the initial manifestation of puberty in girls with anthropometric measures, as well as age at menarche...
  16. ncbi request reprint Sex hormones and the changes in adolescent male lipids: longitudinal studies in a biracial cohort
    John A Morrison
    Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medial Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    J Pediatr 142:637-42. 2003
    ..To determine the role of increasing free testosterone and estradiol in pubertal changes in male lipids...
  17. pmc Serum biomarkers of polyfluoroalkyl compound exposure in young girls in Greater Cincinnati and the San Francisco Bay Area, USA
    Susan M Pinney
    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Environmental Health, PO Box 670056, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA Electronic address
    Environ Pollut 184:327-34. 2014
    ..PFOA has been characterized as a drinking water contaminant, and water treatment systems effective in removing PFCs will reduce body burdens...
  18. ncbi request reprint Adolescent girls perceptions of the timing of their sexual initiation: "too young" or "just right"?
    Sian Cotton
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    J Adolesc Health 34:453-8. 2004
    ..To examine variables associated with adolescent girls' perceptions of the timing of their first consensual intercourse...
  19. ncbi request reprint Non-exclusivity in adolescent girls' romantic relationships
    Mary B Short
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas 77555 0319, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 30:752-5. 2003
    ..As adolescents develop intimate relationships skills, they might change romantic partners often. Little is known about this developmental phenomenon...
  20. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal risk of herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1, HSV type 2, and cytomegalovirus infections among young adolescent girls
    Lawrence R Stanberry
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1433-8. 2004
    ..Cross-sectional seroprevalence studies indicate that infections with herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 (HSV-1) and 2 (HSV-2) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) are common. However, data on the rates of acquisition of these infections are limited...
  21. ncbi request reprint Stability and predictors of health-related quality of life of inner-city girls
    Cynthia A Gerhardt
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital Center and University of Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 24:189-94. 2003
    ..This study highlights the need for research aimed at both improving self-perceptions of health and decreasing high-risk behavior among inner-city girls...
  22. pmc Early pubertal development and insulin sensitivity among school-aged girls: mediation via adiposity
    Jennifer B Hillman
    Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Division of Adolescent Medicine and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 26:47-50. 2013
    ..To examine whether the known association between early pubertal breast maturation and insulin sensitivity (SI) is mediated by adiposity...
  23. ncbi request reprint Urinary tract infection and Chlamydia infection in adolescent females
    Jill S Huppert
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, and Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 16:133-7. 2003
    ..To examine whether clinical or laboratory findings could distinguish Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) from urinary tract infection (UTI) among adolescent females in whom providers tested for both...
  24. ncbi request reprint Different shapes in different cultures: body dissatisfaction, overweight, and obesity in African-American and caucasian females
    Justina Padgett
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 16:349-54. 2003
    ..More specifically, a possible aesthetic preference and physical tolerance for increased adiposity among African-American females is discussed, as contrasted with that of Caucasian females...
  25. pmc Determination of relative timing of pubertal maturation through ordinal logistic modeling: evaluation of growth and timing parameters
    Bin Huang
    Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    J Adolesc Health 45:383-8. 2009
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  26. ncbi request reprint Serum testosterone associates with lower high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in black and white males, 10 to 15 years of age, through lowered apolipoprotein AI and AII concentrations
    John A Morrison
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    Metabolism 51:432-7. 2002
    ..Thus, increased F-T appears to explain decreased HDL-C via decreased apoAI and apoAII, not decreases in the amount of cholesterol associated with these proteins...
  27. ncbi request reprint The relationship between STD locus of control and STD acquisition among adolescent girls
    Susan L Rosenthal
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch Children s Hospital, Galveston 77555, USA
    Adolescence 37:83-92. 2002
    ..However, understanding an individual's locus of control may be helpful in providing appropriate counseling. Future research could examine how adolescent girls form their perceptions of control over STD acquisition...
  28. pmc Early markers of pubertal onset: height and foot size
    Kanti R Ford
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    J Adolesc Health 44:500-1. 2009
    ..There was no difference between ages of increased foot and height growth velocities; both occurred before onset of secondary sexual characteristics. Change in foot size may represent an early marker for transition to puberty...
  29. pmc Sharing unexpected biomarker results with study participants
    Ann D Hernick
    Breast Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1-5. 2011
    ..In the Greater Cincinnati study population, we found an elevated serum concentration of perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) among > 90% of young girls living in a small community...
  30. ncbi request reprint Sexually transmitted disease testing: evaluation of diagnostic tests and methods
    Michael G Spigarelli
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
    Adolesc Med Clin 15:287-99. 2004
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  31. ncbi request reprint Evaluating adolescents in juvenile detention facilities for urogenital chlamydial infection: costs and effectiveness of alternative interventions
    Joseph M Mrus
    Section of Outcomes Research, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Health Services Research and Development, Cincinnati VA Medical Center, OH 45267, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 157:696-702. 2003
    ..Adolescents in juvenile detention facilities present a unique opportunity to diagnose and treat sexually transmitted diseases...
  32. pmc Childhood overweight and cardiovascular disease risk factors: the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Growth and Health Study
    Douglas R Thompson
    Maryland Medical Research Institute, Baltimore, MD 21210, USA
    J Pediatr 150:18-25. 2007
    ..To estimate the prevalence and incidence of overweight in African-American and Caucasian girls, and to examine associations between adolescent overweight and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors...
  33. ncbi request reprint Secular trends in menarche
    Frank M Biro
    J Pediatr 147:725-6. 2005
  34. ncbi request reprint Whither PCOS? The challenges of establishing hyperandrogenism in adolescent girls
    Frank M Biro
    J Adolesc Health 43:103-5. 2008
  35. ncbi request reprint Adolescents, sexual activity, and sexually transmitted infections
    Frank M Biro
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 20:219-20. 2007
  36. ncbi request reprint Predictors of sexual satisfaction in an adolescent and college population
    Beth A Auslander
    Department of Pediatrics and Sealy Center for Vaccine Development, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0319, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 20:25-8. 2007
    ..To assess the degree to which adolescents/young adults are satisfied in their current sexual relationships and to evaluate intrapersonal and interpersonal predictors of sexual satisfaction among that population...
  37. ncbi request reprint Puberty-Whither goest?
    Frank M Biro
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 19:163-5. 2006
  38. ncbi request reprint Puberty and genetic susceptibility to breast cancer
    Frank M Biro
    N Engl J Med 349:1088-9; author reply 1088-9. 2003