S Lai

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of cocaine use on coronary calcium among black adults in Baltimore, Maryland
    Shenghan Lai
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Am J Cardiol 90:326-8. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with accelerated atherosclerosis in HIV-1-infected persons treated with protease inhibitors
    Shenghan Lai
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 17:211-9. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Changes in HIV-1 incidence in heroin users in Guangxi Province, China
    S Lai
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 26:365-70. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint The association between cigarette smoking and drug abuse in the United States
    S Lai
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Addict Dis 19:11-24. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Emerging HIV infections with distinct subtypes of HIV-1 infection among injection drug users from geographically separate locations in Guangxi Province, China
    X F Yu
    Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 22:180-8. 1999
  6. ncbi request reprint Coronary artery calcification, atherogenic lipid changes, and increased erythrocyte volume in black injection drug users infected with human immunodeficiency virus-1 treated with protease inhibitors
    Qingyi Meng
    Department of Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am Heart J 144:642-8. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Radiation therapy in non-surgically-treated nonmetastatic prostate cancer: geographic and demographic variation
    S Lai
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Urology 57:510-7. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Elevated C-reactive protein levels are associated with endothelial dysfunction in chronic cocaine users
    Qingyi Meng
    Department of Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Int J Cardiol 88:191-8. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Coinfection with HIV and hepatitis C virus among injection drug users in southern China
    Rebecca J Garten
    Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:S18-24. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Human immunodeficiency virus 1 infection, cocaine, and coronary calcification
    Shenghan Lai
    Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:690-5. 2005

Research Grants

  1. China MACS: An Exploratory Study
    Shenghan Lai; Fiscal Year: 2006

Detail Information

Publications64

  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of cocaine use on coronary calcium among black adults in Baltimore, Maryland
    Shenghan Lai
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Am J Cardiol 90:326-8. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with accelerated atherosclerosis in HIV-1-infected persons treated with protease inhibitors
    Shenghan Lai
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 17:211-9. 2003
    ..Overall, the changes noted might lead to anticipation of clinical changes linked to accelerated atherosclerosis in patients on PIs...
  3. ncbi request reprint Changes in HIV-1 incidence in heroin users in Guangxi Province, China
    S Lai
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 26:365-70. 2001
    ..The high incidence of HCV heightens the importance of enhanced prevention programs to reduce injection and needle sharing among heroin users...
  4. ncbi request reprint The association between cigarette smoking and drug abuse in the United States
    S Lai
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Addict Dis 19:11-24. 2000
    ..9-24.5) and marijuana (OR = 7.3; 95% CI: 6.2-8.7). The associations are consistent across age-strata and remain after adjusting for race and gender. This study suggests that cigarette smoking may be a gateway drug to illegal drug use...
  5. ncbi request reprint Emerging HIV infections with distinct subtypes of HIV-1 infection among injection drug users from geographically separate locations in Guangxi Province, China
    X F Yu
    Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 22:180-8. 1999
    ..Designing and implementing effective intervention strategies targeted toward both injection drug use and high risk sexual behavior are urgently needed to further reduce HIV-1 spread in China...
  6. ncbi request reprint Coronary artery calcification, atherogenic lipid changes, and increased erythrocyte volume in black injection drug users infected with human immunodeficiency virus-1 treated with protease inhibitors
    Qingyi Meng
    Department of Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am Heart J 144:642-8. 2002
    ..Protease inhibitors (PIs) may be associated with accelerated atherosclerosis in individuals infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). We assessed the effects of HIV PIs on subclinical atherosclerosis...
  7. ncbi request reprint Radiation therapy in non-surgically-treated nonmetastatic prostate cancer: geographic and demographic variation
    S Lai
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Urology 57:510-7. 2001
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  8. ncbi request reprint Elevated C-reactive protein levels are associated with endothelial dysfunction in chronic cocaine users
    Qingyi Meng
    Department of Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Int J Cardiol 88:191-8. 2003
    ..To examine the relationship of the serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and endothelial function and their associations with coronary artery calcification, lipid profile and cardiac changes...
  9. ncbi request reprint Coinfection with HIV and hepatitis C virus among injection drug users in southern China
    Rebecca J Garten
    Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:S18-24. 2005
    ..We sought to examine coinfection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) among injection drug users (IDUs) in Guangxi, China...
  10. ncbi request reprint Human immunodeficiency virus 1 infection, cocaine, and coronary calcification
    Shenghan Lai
    Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:690-5. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate whether cocaine use alone, HIV infection alone, or a combination of the 2 is associated with coronary calcification, a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis...
  11. pmc Serum IL-6 levels are associated with significant coronary stenosis in cardiovascularly asymptomatic inner-city black adults in the US
    S Lai
    Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Inflamm Res 58:15-21. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to explore whether increased levels of inflammatory cytokines are associated with the risk of clinically silent coronary artery disease...
  12. ncbi request reprint Rapid transmission of hepatitis C virus among young injecting heroin users in Southern China
    Rebecca J Garten
    Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 33:182-8. 2004
    ..Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is quickly spread through injection drug use. The prevalence and incidence of HCV in Chinese heroin users has been rarely reported...
  13. pmc Effect of tuberculosis on the survival of HIV-infected men in a country with low tuberculosis incidence
    Hugo Lopez-Gatell
    Directorate of Epidemiology, Ministry of Health, Mexico, Mexico
    AIDS 22:1869-73. 2008
    ..2-4.7). Results underscore the importance of avoiding TB by using preventive interventions such as treatment of latent TB infection, particularly in populations with a large prevalence of HIV/TB co-infected individuals...
  14. ncbi request reprint Characterization of HIV type 1 heterosexual transmission in Yunnan, China
    Xiao Fang Yu
    Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Univesity Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 19:1051-5. 2003
    ..The complex pattern of HIV-1 distribution in the high-risk populations in Yunnan may have important implications for HIV transmission as well as vaccine development and evaluation...
  15. ncbi request reprint Impact of inversion of the CD4/CD8 ratio on the natural history of HIV-1 infection
    Joseph B Margolick
    Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 42:620-6. 2006
    ..HIV-1 infection is characterized by an inverted CD4/CD8 T-cell ratio, but the distribution of inversions over time after seroconversion and whether delay of inversion is associated with a favorable prognosis are not known...
  16. doi request reprint Incidence and epidemiology of anal cancer in the multicenter AIDS cohort study
    Gypsyamber D'Souza
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 48:491-9. 2008
    ..To examine the incidence and risk factors for anal cancer in a multicenter cohort of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive and HIV-negative men who have sex with men followed between 1984 and 2006 (Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Effect of highly active antiretroviral therapy on time to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or death using marginal structural models
    Stephen R Cole
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:687-94. 2003
    ..Standard Cox analysis failed to detect a clear net benefit, because it does not appropriately adjust for time-dependent covariates, such as HIV RNA level and CD4 cell count, that are simultaneously confounders and intermediate variables...
  18. ncbi request reprint Maintaining low HIV type 1 env genetic diversity among injection drug users infected with a B/C recombinant and CRF01_AE HIV type 1 in southern China
    Xiao Fang Yu
    Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 18:167-70. 2002
    ..The rapid spreading of homogeneous HIV-1 strains in Guangxi may have important implications for HIV transmission as well as vaccine development and evaluation...
  19. ncbi request reprint Plasma zinc, copper, copper:zinc ratio, and survival in a cohort of HIV-1-infected homosexual men
    H Lai
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 27:56-62. 2001
    ..These results suggest that plasma zinc inadequacy or the plasma copper:zinc ratio may be useful predictors of survival in HIV-1 infection. The latter appears to be a stronger predictor...
  20. ncbi request reprint Coronary artery atherosclerosis is related to reduced regional left ventricular function in individuals without history of clinical cardiovascular disease: the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Thor Edvardsen
    Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287 0409, USA
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 26:206-11. 2006
    ..We investigated whether regional coronary calcium score by computed tomography is related to regional left ventricular systolic function measured by MRI tagging in participants of the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis...
  21. pmc Long-term combination antiretroviral therapy is associated with the risk of coronary plaques in African Americans with HIV infection
    Shenghan Lai
    Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 23:815-24. 2009
    ..This study also suggests that cocaine cessation is the single most effective strategy to prevent CAD in HIV-infected cocaine users...
  22. ncbi request reprint Relation of coronary artery calcium to left ventricular mass in African-Americans
    Wenjing Tong
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Am J Cardiol 93:490-2. 2004
    ..0004 in men; p = 0.08 in women)...
  23. pmc HIV infection and abnormal regional ventricular function
    Hong Lai
    Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 25:809-17. 2009
    ..HIV infection may be associated with subclinical regional left ventricular systolic and diastolic dysfunction in individuals free of overt cardiovascular disease...
  24. pmc Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis: incidence, associations, and effect of risk factor assessment--report of 33 cases
    Javier Perez-Rodriguez
    Russell H Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Division of Nephrology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MRI, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Radiology 250:371-7. 2009
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Overall and disease-specific survival after radical prostatectomy: geographic uniformity
    S Lai
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Urology 57:504-9. 2001
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Sexual and drug risk-related behaviours after initiating highly active antiretroviral therapy among injection drug users
    D Vlahov
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    AIDS 15:2311-6. 2001
    ..To assess whether initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is associated with a subsequent resumption of sexual and drug use risk behaviors...
  27. ncbi request reprint Spectrum of p53 tumor suppressor gene mutations and breast cancer survival
    Hong Lai
    Department of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 83:57-66. 2004
    ..Mutations in different structural and functional domains of p53 have different effects on its biological activities. Nevertheless, few studies have examined the full spectrum of p53 gene mutations in relation to breast cancer survival...
  28. doi request reprint Risk factor associations with the presence of a lipid core in carotid plaque of asymptomatic individuals using high-resolution MRI: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Bruce A Wasserman
    The Russell H Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Stroke 39:329-35. 2008
    ..Atheroma vulnerability to rupture is increased in the presence of a large lipid core. Factors associated with a lipid core in the general population have not been studied...
  29. ncbi request reprint Relationship between C-reactive protein levels and regional left ventricular function in asymptomatic individuals: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Boaz D Rosen
    Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:594-600. 2007
    ..This study sought to investigate the relationship between C-reactive protein (CRP) and regional left ventricular (LV) function in asymptomatic individuals without a history of cardiovascular disease...
  30. pmc Early retinal vascular abnormalities in African-American cocaine users
    Ivan Y F Leung
    Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 146:612-619. 2008
    ..To investigate whether cocaine use is associated with early retinal vascular abnormalities...
  31. ncbi request reprint Statin-induced cholesterol lowering and plaque regression after 6 months of magnetic resonance imaging-monitored therapy
    Joao A C Lima
    Cardiology Division of the Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Circulation 110:2336-41. 2004
    ..We hypothesized that statin-induced AP regression can be monitored by MRI and detected earlier than previously reported and is significantly associated with its lipid-lowering effect...
  32. ncbi request reprint Effect of long-term cocaine use on regional left ventricular function as determined by magnetic resonance imaging
    Shiquan Ren
    Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Cardiol 97:1085-8. 2006
    ..The average diastolic strain in 5 ventricular segmentations was significantly less in the cocaine users (p<0.05). In conclusion, long-term cocaine use may be associated with regional LV dysfunction, especially diastolic dysfunction...
  33. ncbi request reprint Use of HIV protease inhibitors is associated with left ventricular morphologic changes and diastolic dysfunction
    Qingyi Meng
    Department of Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 30:306-10. 2002
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Long-term cocaine use is related to cardiac diastolic dysfunction in an African-American population in Baltimore, Maryland
    Wenjing Tong
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes, 600 North Wolfe Street Blalock 569, Baltimore, MD 21287 0409, USA
    Int J Cardiol 97:25-8. 2004
    ..In this study, we examined and compared the diastolic function of non-cocaine users and chronic cocaine users to reveal the impact of long-term cocaine use on the human heart...
  35. pmc Positive remodeling of the coronary arteries detected by magnetic resonance imaging in an asymptomatic population: MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis)
    Cuilian Miao
    Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 53:1708-15. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess coronary arterial remodeling as a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis using coronary wall magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in an asymptomatic population-based cohort...
  36. pmc MRI detects increased coronary wall thickness in asymptomatic individuals: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Robson Macedo
    Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Magn Reson Imaging 28:1108-15. 2008
    ..Coronary wall magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive method for evaluation of arterial wall remodeling associated with atherosclerosis...
  37. ncbi request reprint Hypertension and smoking are associated with reduced regional left ventricular function in asymptomatic: individuals the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Boaz D Rosen
    Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:1150-8. 2006
    ..This study sought to test the hypothesis that reduced regional left ventricular (LV) function is associated with traditional risk factors including hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and smoking in asymptomatic individuals...
  38. ncbi request reprint Reproducibility of 3D free-breathing magnetic resonance coronary vessel wall imaging
    Milind Y Desai
    Russell H Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiologic Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Medical School, JHOC 4243, 601 North Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Eur Heart J 26:2320-4. 2005
    ..Using a refined magnetization preparation scheme, we sought to assess the reproducibility of three-dimensional (3D) free-breathing black-blood coronary MRI in vivo...
  39. pmc Late gadolinium enhancement by cardiovascular magnetic resonance heralds an adverse prognosis in nonischemic cardiomyopathy
    Katherine C Wu
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:2414-21. 2008
    ..We examined whether the presence and extent of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) predict adverse outcomes in nonischemic cardiomyopathy (NICM) patients...
  40. pmc Coronary vessel wall evaluation by magnetic resonance imaging in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis: determinants of image quality
    Ashkan A Malayeri
    Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 33:1-7. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the physiological parameters that affect the measures of coronary wall thickness using black-blood MRI pulse sequences...
  41. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and spectrum of p53 mutations in white Hispanic and non-Hispanic women with breast cancer
    Hong Lai
    Department of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 81:53-60. 2003
    ..29 and 95% CI = 0.09-0.91). We conclude that white Hispanic women with breast cancer might have lower p53 gene mutation prevalence than white non-Hispanic women...
  42. ncbi request reprint Intraclass correlation coefficients and bootstrap methods of hierarchical binary outcomes
    Shiquan Ren
    Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Stat Med 25:3576-88. 2006
    ..For non-parametric bootstrap sampling, we showed that the effectiveness of sampling on the highest level is greater than that on lower levels; to illustrate the effectiveness, we analyse survey data in China and do simulation studies...
  43. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular concentric remodeling is associated with decreased global and regional systolic function: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Boaz D Rosen
    Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Circulation 112:984-91. 2005
    ..To investigate determinants of incipient myocardial dysfunction, we examined the association between concentric remodeling and regional LV function in asymptomatic participants of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Nonfatal overdose among heroin users in southwestern China
    Lu Yin
    National Center for AIDS STD Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and State Key Laboratory for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Beijing, China
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 33:505-16. 2007
    ..To evaluate the prevalence of and risk factors for nonfatal overdose among heroin users in southwestern China...
  45. ncbi request reprint HIV incidence, retention, and changes of high-risk behaviors among rural injection drug users in Guangxi, China
    Liu Wei
    Guangxi Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanning, China
    Subst Abus 27:53-61. 2006
    ..The primary objectives of this study were (1) to estimate HIV seroincidence (2) to estimate participant retention rate and (3) to evaluate changes in drug use and sexual behavior over a one year period...
  46. ncbi request reprint HIV prevalence among injection drug users in rural Guangxi China
    Wei Liu
    Guangxi Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanning, China
    Addiction 101:1493-8. 2006
    ..To determine the HIV-1 seroprevalence, risk behaviors and demographic characteristics associated with HIV-1 infection among injection drug users (IDU) in rural Guangxi, China...
  47. ncbi request reprint Understanding hard-core drug use among urban Puerto Rican women in high-risk neighborhoods
    Margarita Alegria
    Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, PO Box 365067, San Juan, PR 00936 5067, Puerto Rico
    Addict Behav 29:643-64. 2004
    ..Therefore, prevention programs for HCD use must consider strategies to promote social mobility and empowerment and to mitigate violence against women...
  48. ncbi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of HIV-1 subtypes in southern China
    Oliver Laeyendecker
    Laboratory of Immunoregulation, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 38:356-62. 2005
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of attitudinal and relationship predictors of sexual risk in the multicenter AIDS cohort study
    David G Ostrow
    David Ostrow and Associates, Chicago MACS Howard Brown Health Center and Northwestern University School of Medicine, 5455 N Sheridan Rd, Suite 1207, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
    AIDS Behav 12:127-38. 2008
    ..We conclude that HIV prevention efforts should target modifiable attitudes (reduced concern about HIV and safer sex fatigue) and increases in sexual risk-taking of MSM, particularly among HIV+ men having sex with serodiscordant partners...
  50. ncbi request reprint HIV-related wasting in HIV-infected drug users in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy
    Adriana Campa
    Florida International University, College of Health and Urban Affairs, Miami, Florida 33199, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:1179-85. 2005
    ..We investigated this concern in a hard-to-reach population of HIV-infected drug users in Miami, Florida...
  51. ncbi request reprint Injection drug use and crack cocaine smoking: independent and dual risk behaviors for HIV infection
    Clyde B McCoy
    Comprehensive Drug Research Center, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 14:535-42. 2004
    ..To explore the independent and dual risks of injection practices and crack smoking, this study examined HIV seroprevalence rates among distinct drug user groups, based on patterns of daily administration...
  52. ncbi request reprint Non-Hodgkin's B cell lymphoma in persons with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is associated with increased serum levels of IL10, or the IL10 promoter -592 C/C genotype
    Elizabeth Crabb Breen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Clin Immunol 109:119-29. 2003
    ..009), even when controlling for race (P = 0.006). These results suggest that elevated serum IL10 or the IL10 promoter -592 C/C genotype are associated with development of AIDS lymphoma...
  53. ncbi request reprint Understanding caregivers' help-seeking for Latino children's mental health care use
    Margarita Alegria
    Cambridge Health Alliance, Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 42:447-55. 2004
    ..Latino children have persistent low rates of mental health service use. Understanding the factors that influence caregivers' decisions about whether to use mental health care for their children can help explain why...
  54. pmc Newborn thyroxine levels and childhood ADHD
    Offie Porat Soldin
    Consultants in Epidemiology and Occupational Health, Inc, 2428 Wisconsin Avenue, N W, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Clin Biochem 35:131-6. 2002
    ..The hypothesis was examined using neonatal thyroxine levels as a bio-marker of prenatal thyroid status and comparing it to subsequent development of ADHD...
  55. pmc Lack of a relation between human neonatal thyroxine and pediatric neurobehavioral disorders
    Offie Porat Soldin
    Consultants in Epidemiology and Occupational Health, Inc, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Thyroid 13:193-8. 2003
    ..All neonatal T(4) values were within normal ranges. The data provide no evidence to suggest that intrauterine thyroid status as reflected by the neonatal T(4) values had an impact on the neurologic disorders diagnosed in childhood...
  56. ncbi request reprint Durability of vaccinia immunization based on reaction at the rechallenge site
    Michael Sauri
    Occupational Medicine Clinic, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Md Med 3:44-51. 2002
    ..7 percent) of vaccine-associated cellulitis was noted, coinciding with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) decision to allow vaccinia vaccine stockpile to be used after its expiration date of April 2000...
  57. ncbi request reprint Mortality in Florida professional firefighters, 1972 to 1999
    Fangchao Ma
    Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Am J Ind Med 47:509-17. 2005
    ..Exposure to occupational hazards among firefighters may lead to increased mortality from cancer, lung, or heart disease...
  58. ncbi request reprint Vitamin d deficiency and seasonal variation in an adult South Florida population
    Silvina Levis
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center 11 GRC, 1201 NW 16 Street, Miami, Florida 33125, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:1557-62. 2005
    ..The prevalence of hypovitaminosis D is considerable even in southern latitudes and should be taken into account in the evaluation of postmenopausal and male osteoporosis...
  59. pmc Comparison of three commercial immunoassays for detection of herpes simplex virus type 2 antibodies in commercial sex workers in Yunnan Province, China
    Thoai D Ngo
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 15:1301-3. 2008
    ..8%, 94.2%, and 60.1%, respectively. The Focus assay performed optimally at an index of 1.5 (95.2% sensitivity and 93.4% specificity), and the Kalon assay performed optimally at an index of 1.2 (93.3% sensitivity and 95.2% specificity)...
  60. ncbi request reprint Age, gender and metabolic syndrome-related coronary heart disease in U.S. adults
    Wenjing Tong
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 600 N Wolfe Street, Blalock 569, Baltimore, Maryland 21287 0409, United States
    Int J Cardiol 104:288-91. 2005
    ..S. populations. The contribution of MetS to the prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in different age-gender groups is currently unknown...
  61. pmc Targeted high-efficiency, homogeneous myocardial gene transfer
    Tetsuo Sasano
    Heart and Vascular Research Center, MetroHealth Hospital, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA
    J Mol Cell Cardiol 42:954-61. 2007
    ..This method was well tolerated by the animals. We demonstrate targeted, homogeneous, high efficiency gene transfer using a method that should be transferable for eventual human usage...
  62. pmc Hepatitis C virus infection in former commercial plasma/blood donors in rural Shanxi Province, China: the China Integrated Programs for Research on AIDS
    Han Zhu Qian
    National Center for AIDS STD Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing
    J Infect Dis 192:1694-700. 2005
    ..Unsafe practices during illegal plasma donation in the late 1980s and early 1990s spread bloodborne infections in central China...
  63. ncbi request reprint Arsenic in drinking water and bladder cancer mortality in the United States: an analysis based on 133 U.S. counties and 30 years of observation
    Steven H Lamm
    Consultants in Epidemiology and Occupational Health, Inc, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 46:298-306. 2004
    ..S. residents, exclude the National Research Council's 2001 risk estimate that was based on Southwest Taiwan data and required adjusting for differences between the body mass and water consumption rates of U.S. and Taiwanese residents...
  64. doi request reprint Quality of life, symptomatology and healthcare utilization in HIV/HCV co-infected drug users in Miami
    Marianna K Baum
    Florida International University, Robert R Stempel School of Public Health, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    J Addict Dis 27:37-48. 2008
    ..Diminished quality of life in the HIV/HCV co-infected group was explained by increased frequency of depression, physical symptoms, healthcare utilization, and poor access to HCV treatment in this population...

Research Grants1

  1. China MACS: An Exploratory Study
    Shenghan Lai; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The study could have major impact on a HIV-related biological, behavioral, and clinical research that extends beyond China to include all populations at risk for HIV infection. ..