Linda L Humphrey
- Improving the follow-up of positive hemoccult screening tests: an electronic interventionLinda L Humphrey
The Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, OR 97239, USA
J Gen Intern Med 26:691-7. 2011..Four population-based studies of screening for CRC with fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) have shown that mortality can be significantly reduced. However, nearly half of all positive screening tests are not appropriately evaluated...
- Periodontal disease and coronary heart disease incidence: a systematic review and meta-analysisLinda L Humphrey
Oregon Evidence Based Practice Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, OR, USA
J Gen Intern Med 23:2079-86. 2008..Periodontal disease is common among adults in the US and is a potential source of chronic inflammation. Recent data have suggested an important role for chronic inflammation in the development of coronary heart disease (CHD)...
- Emerging risk factors for coronary heart disease: a summary of systematic reviews conducted for the U.S. Preventive Services Task ForceMark Helfand
Oregon Evidence Based Practice Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, andOregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
Ann Intern Med 151:496-507. 2009..Traditional risk factors do not explain all of the risk for incident coronary heart disease (CHD) events. Various new or emerging risk factors have the potential to improve global risk assessment for CHD...
- Lung cancer screening with sputum cytologic examination, chest radiography, and computed tomography: an update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task ForceLinda L Humphrey
Oregon Health and Science University Evidence-based Practice Center, Portland, Oregon 97239-3098, USA
Ann Intern Med 140:740-53. 2004..Two randomized trials of screening with chest radiography or low-dose CT are currently under way and will better inform lung cancer screening decisions...
- Breast cancer screening: a summary of the evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task ForceLinda L Humphrey
Oregon Health and Science University and Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mailcode BICC, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97201-3098, USA
Ann Intern Med 137:347-60. 2002..Because these results incorporate several rounds of screening, the actual number of mammograms needed to prevent one death from breast cancer is higher. In addition, each screening has associated risks and costs...
- Homocysteine level and coronary heart disease incidence: a systematic review and meta-analysisLinda L Humphrey
Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239 3098, USA
Mayo Clin Proc 83:1203-12. 2008..To determine whether an elevated homocysteine level is an independent risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease (CHD) to aid the US Preventive Services Task Force in its evaluation of novel risk factors for incident CHD...