A Ferrara

Summary

Affiliation: Kaiser Permanente
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Increasing prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus: a public health perspective
    Assiamira Ferrara
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program of Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:S141-6. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Strategies for diabetes prevention before and after pregnancy in women with GDM
    Assiamira Ferrara
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Curr Diabetes Rev 7:75-83. 2011
  3. doi request reprint A pragmatic cluster randomized clinical trial of diabetes prevention strategies for women with gestational diabetes: design and rationale of the Gestational Diabetes' Effects on Moms (GEM) study
    Assiamira Ferrara
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:21. 2014
  4. pmc Impact of type 2 diabetes on lower urinary tract symptoms in men: a cohort study
    Stephen K Van Den Eeden
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    BMC Urol 13:12. 2013
  5. pmc Referral to telephonic nurse management improves outcomes in women with gestational diabetes
    Assiamira Ferrara
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 206:491.e1-5. 2012
  6. pmc Study of Women, Infant Feeding, and Type 2 diabetes mellitus after GDM pregnancy (SWIFT), a prospective cohort study: methodology and design
    Erica P Gunderson
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 2304, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:952. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy plasma glucose levels exceeding the American Diabetes Association thresholds, but below the National Diabetes Data Group thresholds for gestational diabetes mellitus, are related to the risk of neonatal macrosomia, hypoglycaemia and hyperbilirub
    A Ferrara
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program of Northern California, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Diabetologia 50:298-306. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Sex disparities in control and treatment of modifiable cardiovascular disease risk factors among patients with diabetes: Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) Study
    Assiamira Ferrara
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program of Northern California, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:69-74. 2008
  9. pmc Trends in postpartum diabetes screening and subsequent diabetes and impaired fasting glucose among women with histories of gestational diabetes mellitus: A report from the Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) Study
    Assiamira Ferrara
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California, USA
    Diabetes Care 32:269-74. 2009
  10. pmc Cohort study of pioglitazone and cancer incidence in patients with diabetes
    Assiamira Ferrara
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California, USA
    Diabetes Care 34:923-9. 2011

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Publications46

  1. ncbi request reprint Increasing prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus: a public health perspective
    Assiamira Ferrara
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program of Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:S141-6. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Strategies for diabetes prevention before and after pregnancy in women with GDM
    Assiamira Ferrara
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Curr Diabetes Rev 7:75-83. 2011
    ....
  3. doi request reprint A pragmatic cluster randomized clinical trial of diabetes prevention strategies for women with gestational diabetes: design and rationale of the Gestational Diabetes' Effects on Moms (GEM) study
    Assiamira Ferrara
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:21. 2014
    ....
  4. pmc Impact of type 2 diabetes on lower urinary tract symptoms in men: a cohort study
    Stephen K Van Den Eeden
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    BMC Urol 13:12. 2013
    ..Studies of the impact of type 2 diabetes on the prevalence and incidence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) among men have provided divergent results. We sought to examine this issue using two large and diverse cohorts...
  5. pmc Referral to telephonic nurse management improves outcomes in women with gestational diabetes
    Assiamira Ferrara
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 206:491.e1-5. 2012
    ..We sought to determine whether, among women with gestational diabetes mellitus, referral to a telephonic nurse management program was associated with lower risk of macrosomia and increased postpartum glucose testing...
  6. pmc Study of Women, Infant Feeding, and Type 2 diabetes mellitus after GDM pregnancy (SWIFT), a prospective cohort study: methodology and design
    Erica P Gunderson
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 2304, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:952. 2011
    ..This report describes the design and methods implemented for this study to obtain the clinical, biochemical, anthropometric, and behavioral measurements during the recruitment and follow-up phases...
  7. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy plasma glucose levels exceeding the American Diabetes Association thresholds, but below the National Diabetes Data Group thresholds for gestational diabetes mellitus, are related to the risk of neonatal macrosomia, hypoglycaemia and hyperbilirub
    A Ferrara
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program of Northern California, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Diabetologia 50:298-306. 2007
    ..We sought to determine the extent to which infants of women meeting only the ADA criteria for GDM are at increased risk of neonatal complications...
  8. ncbi request reprint Sex disparities in control and treatment of modifiable cardiovascular disease risk factors among patients with diabetes: Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) Study
    Assiamira Ferrara
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program of Northern California, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:69-74. 2008
    ..Cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality has decreased in men but not in women with diabetes. We investigated whether sex differences in control and treatment of CVD risk factors might underlie this disparity...
  9. pmc Trends in postpartum diabetes screening and subsequent diabetes and impaired fasting glucose among women with histories of gestational diabetes mellitus: A report from the Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) Study
    Assiamira Ferrara
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California, USA
    Diabetes Care 32:269-74. 2009
    ....
  10. pmc Cohort study of pioglitazone and cancer incidence in patients with diabetes
    Assiamira Ferrara
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California, USA
    Diabetes Care 34:923-9. 2011
    ....
  11. pmc A pregnancy and postpartum lifestyle intervention in women with gestational diabetes mellitus reduces diabetes risk factors: a feasibility randomized control trial
    Assiamira Ferrara
    Kaiser Permanente of Northern California, Oakland, California, USA
    Diabetes Care 34:1519-25. 2011
    ..The intervention was delivered by telephone, and support for breastfeeding was addressed...
  12. ncbi request reprint Self-monitoring of blood glucose: language and financial barriers in a managed care population with diabetes
    A J Karter
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, California 94611 5714, USA
    Diabetes Care 23:477-83. 2000
    ..Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is a cornerstone of diabetes care, but little is known about barriers to this self-care practice...
  13. ncbi request reprint Hormone replacement therapy is associated with better glycemic control in women with type 2 diabetes: The Northern California Kaiser Permanente Diabetes Registry
    A Ferrara
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California 94611, USA
    Diabetes Care 24:1144-50. 2001
    ..Little is known about how hormone replacement therapy (HRT) affects glucose metabolism in diabetes. The aim of this study was to examine whether HbA(1c) levels varied by current HRT among women with type 2 diabetes...
  14. ncbi request reprint Excess maternal transmission of type 2 diabetes. The Northern California Kaiser Permanente Diabetes Registry
    A J Karter
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California 94611 5714, USA
    Diabetes Care 22:938-43. 1999
    ..Previous studies have reported higher prevalence of diabetes among mothers of probands with type 2 diabetes than among fathers. This analysis is vulnerable to biases, and this pattern has not been observed in all populations or races...
  15. ncbi request reprint Self-monitoring of blood glucose levels and glycemic control: the Northern California Kaiser Permanente Diabetes registry
    A J Karter
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California, USA
    Am J Med 111:1-9. 2001
    ..We sought to evaluate the effectiveness of self-monitoring blood glucose levels to improve glycemic control...
  16. ncbi request reprint Developing a prediction rule from automated clinical databases to identify high-risk patients in a large population with diabetes
    J V Selby
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente of Northern California, 3505 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611, USA
    Diabetes Care 24:1547-55. 2001
    ..To develop and validate a prediction rule for identifying diabetic patients at high short-term risk of complications using automated data in a large managed care organization...
  17. ncbi request reprint Glycemic control and heart failure among adult patients with diabetes
    C Iribarren
    Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Oakland, CA, USA
    Circulation 103:2668-73. 2001
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  18. ncbi request reprint Comparison of glyburide and insulin for the management of gestational diabetes in a large managed care organization
    Gavin F Jacobson
    Department of Obstetrics, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, San Francisco, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:118-24. 2005
    ..This study was undertaken to compare the use of glyburide with insulin for the treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) unresponsive to diet therapy...
  19. pmc Sex ratio variations among the offspring of women with diabetes in pregnancy
    S F Ehrlich
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente of Northern California, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Diabet Med 29:e273-8. 2012
    ..This study aims to compare the sex ratio across categories of maternal glycaemia...
  20. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus detected by the national diabetes data group or the carpenter and coustan plasma glucose thresholds
    Assiamira Ferrara
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California 94611, USA
    Diabetes Care 25:1625-30. 2002
    ..Our aim is to estimate the magnitude of change in prevalence of GDM using the Carpenter and Coustan thresholds as compared with the NDDG thresholds by age and ethnicity...
  21. pmc Achieving good glycemic control: initiation of new antihyperglycemic therapies in patients with type 2 diabetes from the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Diabetes Registry
    Andrew J Karter
    The Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:262-70. 2005
    ..To compare the effectiveness of antihyperglycemic therapies in type 2 diabetic patients with poor glycemic control (baseline glycosylated hemoglobin [HbA1C] > 8%)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Missed appointments and poor glycemic control: an opportunity to identify high-risk diabetic patients
    Andrew J Karter
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Med Care 42:110-5. 2004
    ..We evaluated the relationship between missed appointments and glycemic control (glycosylated hemoglobin or HbA1c) in a large, managed care population of diabetic patients...
  23. pmc Patients diagnosed with diabetes are at increased risk for asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary fibrosis, and pneumonia but not lung cancer
    Samantha F Ehrlich
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California, USA
    Diabetes Care 33:55-60. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the incidence of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, pneumonia, and lung cancer in patients with and without a diagnosis of diabetes...
  24. pmc The association of patient-physician gender concordance with cardiovascular disease risk factor control and treatment in diabetes
    Julie A Schmittdiel
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Northern California, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:2065-70. 2009
    ..Our objective was to examine associations between patient gender, physician gender, and their interaction with CVD risk factor control, medication adherence, and treatment intensification in diabetes...
  25. ncbi request reprint Gestational diabetes mellitus and lesser degrees of pregnancy hyperglycemia: association with increased risk of spontaneous preterm birth
    Monique M Hedderson
    Division of Research at Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 102:850-6. 2003
    ..To investigate whether different degrees of maternal glucose intolerance are associated with the risk of spontaneous preterm birth...
  26. doi request reprint Disparities in the risk of gestational diabetes by race-ethnicity and country of birth
    Monique M Hedderson
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program of Northern California, Oakland, CA, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 24:441-8. 2010
    ..Clinicians should be aware that among certain race-ethnicity groups women born outside the US may be at increased risk of GDM and may warrant special preventive and culturally sensitive care...
  27. ncbi request reprint Use of antibiotics is not associated with decreased risk of myocardial infarction among patients with diabetes
    Andrew John Karter
    Kaiser Permanente, Division of Research, Northern California Region, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:2100-6. 2003
    ..To study the relationship between exposure to antibiotic treatment and risk of subsequent myocardial infarction (MI) in patients with diabetes...
  28. ncbi request reprint Ethnic disparities in diabetic complications in an insured population
    Andrew J Karter
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    JAMA 287:2519-27. 2002
    ..Disparate access to quality health care is a common explanation for ethnic disparities in diabetic complication rates in the US population. Examining an ethnically diverse population with uniform health care coverage may be useful...
  29. pmc High blood pressure before and during early pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of gestational diabetes mellitus
    Monique M Hedderson
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program of Northern California, Oakland, California, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:2362-7. 2008
    ..We examined the relationship between blood pressure (BP) measured before and during early pregnancy (<20 weeks) and the risk of GDM in a nested case-control study...
  30. ncbi request reprint Androgenicity of progestins in hormonal contraceptives and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus
    Monique M Hedderson
    Division of Research, The Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:1062-8. 2007
    ..We examined the association between hormonal contraceptive use, categorized by the androgenicity of the progestin component, and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in a nested case-control study...
  31. ncbi request reprint Understanding the gap between good processes of diabetes care and poor intermediate outcomes: Translating Research into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD)
    Joe V Selby
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Northern California, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Med Care 45:1144-53. 2007
    ..Performance of diabetes clinical care processes has improved recently, but control of hemoglobin A1c (A1c) and other vascular disease risk factors has improved more slowly...
  32. ncbi request reprint Increased prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus among women with diagnosed polycystic ovary syndrome: a population-based study
    Joan C Lo
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente of Northern California, Oakland, 94612 2304, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:1915-7. 2006
  33. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in quality of health care related to ischemic heart disease prevention in patients with diabetes: the translating research into action for Diabetes (TRIAD) study, 2000-2001
    Assiamira Ferrara
    Division of Research, Northern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:2974-6. 2004
  34. pmc Risk of preterm delivery in non-diabetic women with polycystic ovarian syndrome
    M Yamamoto
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    J Perinatol 32:770-6. 2012
    ..To examine the risk and etiology of preterm delivery in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)...
  35. doi request reprint Predicting significant hyperbilirubinaemia using birth weight
    V J Flaherman
    Division of General Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 93:F307-9. 2008
    ..A recent study proposed a risk factor scoring system for prediction of hyperbilirubinaemia that assigned increased risk to infants of higher birth weight...
  36. ncbi request reprint Current use of unopposed estrogen and estrogen plus progestin and the risk of acute myocardial infarction among women with diabetes: the Northern California Kaiser Permanente Diabetes Registry, 1995-1998
    Assiamira Ferrara
    Division of Research at Northern California Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif 94612, USA
    Circulation 107:43-8. 2003
    ..We examined associations of current HRT, estrogen dosage, and time since HRT initiation with risk of acute MI in diabetic women...
  37. ncbi request reprint An increase in the incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus: Northern California, 1991-2000
    Assiamira Ferrara
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 2000 Broadway 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 103:526-33. 2004
    ..Although increases in diabetes prevalence have been reported in the United States, it is unknown whether this trend is also occurring for GDM. We examined trends in the yearly cumulative incidence of GDM between the years 1991 and 2000...
  38. pmc Body mass index and weight gain prior to pregnancy and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus
    Monique M Hedderson
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program of Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612 2304, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:409.e1-7. 2008
    ..The objective of the study was to evaluate obesity and rate of weight change during the 5 years before pregnancy and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in a nested case-control study...
  39. pmc Gestational weight gain and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus
    Monique M Hedderson
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program of Northern California, Oakland, California 94612 2304, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 115:597-604. 2010
    ..To estimate the relationship between the rate of gestational weight gain before the 50-g, 1-hour oral glucose challenge test screening for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and subsequent risk of GDM...
  40. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy weight gain and risk of neonatal complications: macrosomia, hypoglycemia, and hyperbilirubinemia
    Monique M Hedderson
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program of Northern California, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 108:1153-61. 2006
    ..To examine whether pregnancy weight gains outside the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations and rates of maternal weight gain are associated with neonatal complications...
  41. ncbi request reprint Medical therapy for diabetes is associated with increased use of lower endoscopy
    James D Lewis
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 16:1195-202. 2007
    ..This study examined the association between diabetes therapies and use of lower endoscopy...
  42. ncbi request reprint Risk perception for diabetes among women with histories of gestational diabetes mellitus
    Catherine Kim
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:2281-6. 2007
    ..To examine risk perception for diabetes among women with histories of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Preventive counseling among women with histories of gestational diabetes mellitus
    Catherine Kim
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:2489-95. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association between recall of recommendations for diabetes prevention and both health behaviors and screening among women with histories of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Use of thiazolidinediones and risk of heart failure in people with type 2 diabetes: a retrospective cohort study: response to Delea et al
    Andrew J Karter
    Diabetes Care 27:850-1; author reply 852-3. 2004
  45. ncbi request reprint Preconception care in managed care: the translating research into action for diabetes study
    Catherine Kim
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:227-32. 2005
    ..This study was undertaken to examine the rates of preconception counseling in managed care for women with diabetes and associated patient and physician characteristics...
  46. ncbi request reprint Who is tested for diabetic kidney disease and who initiates treatment? The Translating Research Into Action For Diabetes (TRIAD) Study
    Susan L Johnson
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:1733-8. 2006
    ..We examined factors associated with screening for albuminuria and initiation of ACE inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) treatment in diabetic patients...

Research Grants6

  1. GESTATIONAL DIABETES: DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA AND OUTCOMES
    Assiamira Ferrara; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  2. Translational Diabetes Prevention in GDM
    Assiamira Ferrara; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The study proposes to, use a telehealth intervention that is effective in women with infants and has the potential to be translatable to many other clinical settings. ..
  3. Comparative effectiveness of diabetes prevention strategies in women with GDM
    Assiamira Ferrara; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Finding that this intervention is cost-effective in this setting should motivate its adoption at KP as well as in other health care systems. ..