Mary K Townsend

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Urinary incontinence and prevalence of high depressive symptoms in older black versus white women
    Mary K Townsend
    Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 25:823-9. 2014
  2. pmc Within-person reproducibility of urinary bisphenol A and phthalate metabolites over a 1 to 3 year period among women in the Nurses' Health Studies: a prospective cohort study
    Mary K Townsend
    Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Environ Health 12:80. 2013
  3. pmc Risk factors for fecal incontinence in older women
    Mary K Townsend
    Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 108:113-9. 2013
  4. pmc Relation between insulin, insulin-related factors, and plasma amyloid beta peptide levels at midlife in a population-based study
    Mary K Townsend
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 26:50-4. 2012
  5. pmc Fluid intake and risk of stress, urgency, and mixed urinary incontinence
    Mary K Townsend
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 205:73.e1-6. 2011
  6. pmc Caffeine intake and risk of urinary incontinence progression among women
    Mary K Townsend
    Channing Laboratory, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 119:950-7. 2012
  7. pmc Original research: rates of remission, improvement, and progression of urinary incontinence in Asian, Black, and White women
    Mary K Townsend
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Am J Nurs 111:26-33; quiz 34-5. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Body mass index, weight gain, and incident urinary incontinence in middle-aged women
    Mary K Townsend
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:346-53. 2007
  9. pmc Alcohol consumption at midlife and successful ageing in women: a prospective cohort analysis in the nurses' health study
    Qi Sun
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 8:e1001090. 2011
  10. pmc Physical activity at midlife in relation to successful survival in women at age 70 years or older
    Qi Sun
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 655 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:194-201. 2010

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint Urinary incontinence and prevalence of high depressive symptoms in older black versus white women
    Mary K Townsend
    Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 25:823-9. 2014
    ..Thus, UI-related mental health issues could be a key consideration among black women. We hypothesized that the association between UI and depression might be stronger in black versus white women...
  2. pmc Within-person reproducibility of urinary bisphenol A and phthalate metabolites over a 1 to 3 year period among women in the Nurses' Health Studies: a prospective cohort study
    Mary K Townsend
    Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Environ Health 12:80. 2013
    ..Therefore, we assessed within-person reproducibility of bisphenol A, eight phthalate metabolites, and phthalic acid in spot urine samples over 1 to 3 years among women enrolled in two large cohort studies...
  3. pmc Risk factors for fecal incontinence in older women
    Mary K Townsend
    Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 108:113-9. 2013
    ..The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence of fecal incontinence (FI) in older women and examine associations between potential risk factors and prevalent FI...
  4. pmc Relation between insulin, insulin-related factors, and plasma amyloid beta peptide levels at midlife in a population-based study
    Mary K Townsend
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 26:50-4. 2012
    ....
  5. pmc Fluid intake and risk of stress, urgency, and mixed urinary incontinence
    Mary K Townsend
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 205:73.e1-6. 2011
    ..We investigated the relation between total fluid intake and incident urinary incontinence in the Nurses' Health Study cohorts...
  6. pmc Caffeine intake and risk of urinary incontinence progression among women
    Mary K Townsend
    Channing Laboratory, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 119:950-7. 2012
    ..To estimate the association between long-term caffeine intake and risk of urinary incontinence (UI) progression over 2 years among women with moderate UI...
  7. pmc Original research: rates of remission, improvement, and progression of urinary incontinence in Asian, Black, and White women
    Mary K Townsend
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Am J Nurs 111:26-33; quiz 34-5. 2011
    ..Evidence suggests that race affects the prevalence and incidence of urinary incontinence (UI) in women. But little is known about racial differences in the rates of remission, improvement, and progression of UI in women...
  8. ncbi request reprint Body mass index, weight gain, and incident urinary incontinence in middle-aged women
    Mary K Townsend
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:346-53. 2007
    ..To describe the relations between body mass index (BMI; kg/m(2)), weight gain, and incident urinary incontinence in middle-aged women...
  9. pmc Alcohol consumption at midlife and successful ageing in women: a prospective cohort analysis in the nurses' health study
    Qi Sun
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 8:e1001090. 2011
    ..In this study, we prospectively examined alcohol use assessed at midlife in relation to successful ageing in a cohort of US women...
  10. pmc Physical activity at midlife in relation to successful survival in women at age 70 years or older
    Qi Sun
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 655 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:194-201. 2010
    ..Physical activity is associated with reduced risks of chronic diseases and premature death. Whether physical activity is also associated with improved overall health among those who survive to older ages is unclear...
  11. doi request reprint The epidemiology of urinary incontinence in older women: incidence, progression, and remission
    Karen L Lifford
    Department of Medicine, Channing Laboratory, School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1191-8. 2008
    ..To examine the epidemiology of urinary incontinence (UI) in older women...
  12. pmc Oral contraceptive use and incident urinary incontinence in premenopausal women
    Mary K Townsend
    Department of Medicine, Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Urol 181:2170-5. 2009
    ..We investigated the association between oral contraceptive pills and incident urinary incontinence in premenopausal women enrolled in the Nurses' Health Study II...
  13. pmc Incidence and remission of urinary incontinence in middle-aged women
    Mary K Townsend
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:167.e1-5. 2007
    ..The objective of the study was to describe changes in urinary incontinence in middle-aged women...
  14. pmc Physical activity and incident urinary incontinence in middle-aged women
    Mary K Townsend
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Urol 179:1012-6; discussion 1016-7. 2008
    ..While strenuous, high impact activity may provoke urinary incontinence, little is known about relations with moderate physical activity. We examined recreational activity and incident urinary incontinence in middle-aged women...
  15. pmc Caffeine intake, and the risk of stress, urgency and mixed urinary incontinence
    Ying H Jura
    Department of Urology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Urol 185:1775-80. 2011
    ..Although caffeine consumption is common and generally believed to affect bladder function, little is known about caffeine intake and incident urinary incontinence...
  16. pmc The incidence of urinary incontinence across Asian, black, and white women in the United States
    Mary K Townsend
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 202:378.e1-7. 2010
    ..We calculated incidence rates of urinary incontinence by incontinence frequency and type over 4 years in Asian, black, and white women in the United States...
  17. pmc Adiposity and weight change in mid-life in relation to healthy survival after age 70 in women: prospective cohort study
    Qi Sun
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 655 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, United States
    BMJ 339:b3796. 2009
    ..To examine the hypothesis that mid-life adiposity is associated with a reduced probability of maintaining an optimal health status among those who survive to older ages...
  18. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and urinary incontinence among healthy, older women
    Kim N Danforth
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 109:721-7. 2007
    ..To examine the association between physical activity and risk of developing urinary incontinence (UI)...
  19. pmc Type 2 diabetes mellitus and risk of stress, urge and mixed urinary incontinence
    Kim N Danforth
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Urol 181:193-7. 2009
    ....
  20. doi request reprint BMI, waist circumference, and incident urinary incontinence in older women
    Mary K Townsend
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:881-6. 2008
    ..77). Waist circumference was associated only with stress UI (P for trend <0.001). These results suggest that women who avoid high BMI and waist circumference may have a lower risk of UI development...
  21. pmc Acidic fruit intake in relation to incidence and progression of urinary incontinence
    Mary K Townsend
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Room 452, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 24:605-12. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that higher intake of acidic fruits might be related to greater risk of UI incidence and progression in women...
  22. pmc A prospective study of smoking, caffeine, and alcohol as risk factors for seizures or epilepsy in young adult women: data from the Nurses' Health Study II
    Barbara A Dworetzky
    Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Epilepsia 51:198-205. 2010
    ..We prospectively examined the association of cigarette smoking, caffeine use, and alcohol intake with risk of seizure or epilepsy among women, aged 25-42 years, in the Nurses' Health Study II...
  23. pmc Female reproductive factors and risk of seizure or epilepsy: data from the Nurses' Health Study II
    Barbara A Dworetzky
    Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Epilepsia 53:e1-4. 2012
    ..76, 95% CI 1.10-2.81) increased the risk of isolated seizure. Oral contraceptive use and parity were not associated with isolated seizure or epilepsy. Therefore, menstrual factors were associated with risk of seizure and epilepsy...
  24. pmc Postmenopausal hormone therapy and incident urinary incontinence in middle-aged women
    Mary K Townsend
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 200:86.e1-5. 2009
    ..The objective of the study was to examine the association of hormone therapy with incident urinary incontinence (UI) in postmenopausal women aged 37-54 years in the Nurses' Health Study II...
  25. pmc Risk factors for urinary incontinence among middle-aged women
    Kim N Danforth
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:339-45. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors for urinary incontinence in middle-aged women...
  26. pmc The epidemiology of urinary incontinence in women with type 2 diabetes
    ELIZABETH E DEVORE
    Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Urol 188:1816-21. 2012
    ..We examined prevalence, incidence and risk factors for urinary incontinence among women with type 2 diabetes in the NHS (Nurses' Health Study) and NHS II...
  27. ncbi request reprint Association of Urinary Concentrations of Bisphenol A and Phthalate Metabolites with Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: A Prospective Investigation in the Nurses' Health Study (NHS) and NHSII Cohorts
    Qi Sun
    Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 122:616-23. 2014
    ..Environ Health Perspect 122:616-623; http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1307201. ..
  28. doi request reprint Risk factors for urinary, fecal, or dual incontinence in the Nurses' Health Study
    Catherine A Matthews
    Division of Urogynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 122:539-45. 2013
    ..To estimate the prevalence of urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and dual incontinence in a large cohort of older women and compare risk factors across the three conditions...
  29. pmc The relation between moderate alcohol consumption and cognitive function in older women with type 2 diabetes
    Mary K Townsend
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 85:322-7. 2009
    ..To examine the association between moderate drinking, cognitive function, and cognitive decline in women with type 2 diabetes...
  30. ncbi request reprint Plasma levels of fetuin-A and risk of coronary heart disease in US women: the Nurses' Health Study
    Qi Sun
    Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Q S, M K T, E B R, J A E M Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA Q S, E B R
    J Am Heart Assoc 3:e000939. 2014
    ..We aimed to explicitly examine whether systemic inflammation, a factor leading to elevated vascular calcification, may modify the association between fetuin-A and CHD risk...
  31. pmc Fluorescent oxidation products and risk of coronary heart disease: a prospective study in women
    Majken K Jensen
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
    J Am Heart Assoc 2:e000195. 2013
    ..The objective of this study is to determine whether measures of FlOPs are associated with risk of CHD in women over an extended follow-up period...
  32. pmc Specific subjective memory complaints in older persons may indicate poor cognitive function
    Rebecca England Amariglio
    Department of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1612-7. 2011
    ..To examine the association between the type and number of subjective memory complaints (SMCs) and performance on objective cognitive tests...