Farin Kamangar

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Affiliation: Morgan State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Vitamin and mineral supplements: do we really need them?
    Farin Kamangar
    Department of Public Health Analysis, School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int J Prev Med 3:221-6. 2012
  2. pmc Pickled vegetables and the risk of oesophageal cancer: a meta-analysis
    F Islami
    Digestive Disease Research Center, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 14117, Iran
    Br J Cancer 101:1641-7. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Opium use: an emerging risk factor for cancer?
    Farin Kamangar
    Department of Public Health Analysis, School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, USA Digestive Oncology Research Center, Digestive Disease Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Electronic address
    Lancet Oncol 15:e69-77. 2014
  4. doi request reprint The state of nutritional epidemiology: why we are still unsure of what we should eat?
    Farin Kamangar
    School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD 21251, USA
    Arch Iran Med 16:483-6. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Sample size calculation for epidemiologic studies: principles and methods
    Farin Kamangar
    School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD 21251, USA
    Arch Iran Med 16:295-300. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Causality in epidemiology
    Farin Kamangar
    School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Arch Iran Med 15:641-7. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Confounding variables in epidemiologic studies: basics and beyond
    Farin Kamangar
    School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Arch Iran Med 15:508-16. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect modification in epidemiology and medicine
    Farin Kamangar
    School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD 21251, USA
    Arch Iran Med 15:575-82. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Helicobacter pylori and its effects on human health and disease
    Farin Kamangar
    School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Arch Iran Med 14:192-9. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Impact of body size and physical activity during adolescence and adult life on overall and cause-specific mortality in a large cohort study from Iran
    Arash Etemadi
    Digestive Oncology Research Center, Digestive Disease Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Eur J Epidemiol 29:95-109. 2014

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Publications52

  1. pmc Vitamin and mineral supplements: do we really need them?
    Farin Kamangar
    Department of Public Health Analysis, School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int J Prev Med 3:221-6. 2012
    ..Indeed, some studies have shown increased risk of cancers in relation to using certain vitamins...
  2. pmc Pickled vegetables and the risk of oesophageal cancer: a meta-analysis
    F Islami
    Digestive Disease Research Center, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 14117, Iran
    Br J Cancer 101:1641-7. 2009
    ..We conducted a meta-analysis of observational studies of this association to evaluate the existing evidence...
  3. ncbi request reprint Opium use: an emerging risk factor for cancer?
    Farin Kamangar
    Department of Public Health Analysis, School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, USA Digestive Oncology Research Center, Digestive Disease Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Electronic address
    Lancet Oncol 15:e69-77. 2014
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  4. doi request reprint The state of nutritional epidemiology: why we are still unsure of what we should eat?
    Farin Kamangar
    School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD 21251, USA
    Arch Iran Med 16:483-6. 2013
    ..The problematic methodological issues include substantial measurement error, confounding, the variable effects of food items, variable reference groups, interactions, and multiple testing. ..
  5. doi request reprint Sample size calculation for epidemiologic studies: principles and methods
    Farin Kamangar
    School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD 21251, USA
    Arch Iran Med 16:295-300. 2013
    ..The paper also discusses several important nonstatistical considerations in determination of sample size, such as novelty of the study and availability of resources...
  6. ncbi request reprint Causality in epidemiology
    Farin Kamangar
    School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Arch Iran Med 15:641-7. 2012
    ..Hill's guidelines, set forth approximately 50 years ago, and more recent developments are reviewed. The role of religious and philosophic views in our understanding of causality is briefly discussed...
  7. doi request reprint Confounding variables in epidemiologic studies: basics and beyond
    Farin Kamangar
    School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Arch Iran Med 15:508-16. 2012
    ..Methods to identify and address confounding are discussed, as well as their strengths and limitations. The article also describes the difference among confounders, mediators, and effect modifiers...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect modification in epidemiology and medicine
    Farin Kamangar
    School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD 21251, USA
    Arch Iran Med 15:575-82. 2012
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  9. doi request reprint Helicobacter pylori and its effects on human health and disease
    Farin Kamangar
    School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Arch Iran Med 14:192-9. 2011
    ..This article reviews the evidence for these associations and provides suggestions for further research...
  10. ncbi request reprint Impact of body size and physical activity during adolescence and adult life on overall and cause-specific mortality in a large cohort study from Iran
    Arash Etemadi
    Digestive Oncology Research Center, Digestive Disease Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Eur J Epidemiol 29:95-109. 2014
    ..Mortality in this Middle-Eastern population was associated with obesity both during adolescence and early adult life...
  11. pmc Candidate gene association study of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in a high-risk region in Iran
    Mohammad R Akbari
    Digestive Disease Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Cancer Res 69:7994-8000. 2009
    ..79; 95% confidence interval, 0.64-0.96; P = 0.02). These results support the hypothesis that genetic predisposition plays a role in the high incidence of ESSC in Iran...
  12. pmc Is opium a real risk factor for esophageal cancer or just a methodological artifact? Hospital and neighborhood controls in case-control studies
    Ramin Shakeri
    Digestive Disease Research Center, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    PLoS ONE 7:e32711. 2012
    ..Control selection is a major challenge in epidemiologic case-control studies. The aim of our study was to evaluate using hospital versus neighborhood control groups in studying risk factors of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC)...
  13. pmc The gastro-esophageal malignancies in Northern Iran research project: impact on the health research and health care systems in Iran
    Sadaf G Sepanlou
    Digestive Disease Research Center, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences Tehran, Iran
    Arch Iran Med 16:46-53. 2013
    ..The original aim of this project was to identify etiologic factors and prevention measures for upper gastrointestinal cancers in Northern provinces of Iran, but its achievements have gone much beyond this initial goal...
  14. pmc Tea drinking habits and oesophageal cancer in a high risk area in northern Iran: population based case-control study
    Farhad Islami
    Digestive Disease Research Center, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 14117 Tehran, Iran
    BMJ 338:b929. 2009
    ..To investigate the association between tea drinking habits in Golestan province, northern Iran, and risk of oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma...
  15. pmc Opium: an emerging risk factor for gastric adenocarcinoma
    Ramin Shakeri
    Digestive Disease Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Int J Cancer 133:455-61. 2013
    ..We showed, for the first time, an association between opium use and gastric adenocarcinoma. Given that opium use is a traditional practice in many parts of the world, these results are of public health significance...
  16. pmc High-temperature beverages and foods and esophageal cancer risk--a systematic review
    Farhad Islami
    Digestive Disease Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Int J Cancer 125:491-524. 2009
    ..Future studies will require standardized strategies that allow for combining data and results should be reported by histological subtypes of EC...
  17. ncbi request reprint Oesophageal cancer in Golestan Province, a high-incidence area in northern Iran - a review
    Farhad Islami
    Digestive Disease Research Center, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 14117 Tehran, Iran
    Eur J Cancer 45:3156-65. 2009
    ..An ongoing cohort study in this area is an important resource for studying some of these factors and also for confirming the previously found associations...
  18. pmc Patterns of food and nutrient consumption in northern Iran, a high-risk area for esophageal cancer
    Farhad Islami
    Digestive Disease Research Center, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Nutr Cancer 61:475-83. 2009
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  19. ncbi request reprint Opium use and risk of mortality from digestive diseases: a prospective cohort study
    Masoud M Malekzadeh
    1 Digestive Disease Research Center, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran 2 These authors contributed equally to this work
    Am J Gastroenterol 108:1757-65. 2013
    ..Opium use, particularly in low doses, is a common practice among adults in northeastern Iran. We aimed to investigate the association between opium use and subsequent mortality from disorders of the digestive tract...
  20. pmc Opium use and mortality in Golestan Cohort Study: prospective cohort study of 50,000 adults in Iran
    Hooman Khademi
    Digestive Disease Research Centre, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    BMJ 344:e2502. 2012
    ..To investigate the association between opium use and subsequent risk of death...
  21. pmc Association of tooth loss and oral hygiene with risk of gastric adenocarcinoma
    Ramin Shakeri
    Digestive Disease Research Centre, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Shariati Hospital, 1411713135, Tehran, Iran
    Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 6:477-82. 2013
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  22. pmc Prevalence, awareness and risk factors of hypertension in a large cohort of Iranian adult population
    Masoud M Malekzadeh
    Digestive Disease Research Center, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    J Hypertens 31:1364-71; discussion 1371. 2013
    ..We performed this cross-sectional analysis on data from the Golestan Cohort Study (GCS)...
  23. ncbi request reprint MKK4 status predicts survival after resection of gastric adenocarcinoma
    Steven C Cunningham
    Department of Oncology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21231 1000, USA
    Arch Surg 141:1095-9; discussion 1100. 2006
    ..Lack of expression of the tumor-suppressor gene MKK4 is significantly correlated with poor survival after resection of gastric adenocarcinoma...
  24. pmc Extremely high Tp53 mutation load in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in Golestan Province, Iran
    Behnoush Abedi-Ardekani
    Digestive Disease Research Center, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    PLoS ONE 6:e29488. 2011
    ..We have analyzed TP53 mutation patterns in tumors from this high-risk geographic area in search of clues to the mutagenic processes involved in causing ESCC...
  25. pmc Determinants of gastroesophageal reflux disease, including hookah smoking and opium use- a cross-sectional analysis of 50,000 individuals
    Farhad Islami
    Digestive Oncology Research Center, Digestive Disease Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran The Tisch Cancer Institute and Institute for Transitional Epidemiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e89256. 2014
    ..We investigated the factors associated with different measures of GERD symptoms, including frequency, patient-perceived severity, and onset time...
  26. pmc Diabetes mellitus and its correlates in an Iranian adult population
    Asieh Golozar
    Digestive Disease Research Institute, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    PLoS ONE 6:e26725. 2011
    ..1; 95% CI: 1.8, 2.4). These findings emphasize the importance of improving DM awareness, improving general living conditions, and early lifestyle modifications in diabetes prevention...
  27. pmc Reproductive factors and risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in northern Iran: a case-control study in a high-risk area and literature review
    Farhad Islami
    Digestive Disease Research Center, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Eur J Cancer Prev 22:461-6. 2013
    ..The findings of this study support a protective influence of female hormonal factors on the risk of ESCC. However, further epidemiological and mechanistic studies are required to prove a protective association...
  28. ncbi request reprint Cooking methods and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in high-risk areas of Iran
    Roya Hakami
    a Digestive Disease Research Center, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Nutr Cancer 66:500-5. 2014
    ..05) after adjusting for smoking, opium use, rural residence, education, and ethnicity. High-temperature cooking and frying may be associated with increased risk of ESCC in high-risk areas. ..
  29. pmc Socio-economic status and oesophageal cancer: results from a population-based case-control study in a high-risk area
    Farhad Islami
    Digestive Disease Research Center, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Int J Epidemiol 38:978-88. 2009
    ..We examined a wide range of SES indicators to investigate the association between different SES components and risk of OSCC in the region...
  30. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake of benzo(a)pyrene and risk of esophageal cancer in north of Iran
    Roya Hakami
    Digestive Disease Research Center, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Nutr Cancer 60:216-21. 2008
    ..Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons might, along with other risk factors, contribute to the high risk of ESCC in Golestan...
  31. pmc Helicobacter pylori and esophageal cancer risk: a meta-analysis
    Farhad Islami
    Digestive Disease Research Center, Medical Sciences University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
    Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 1:329-38. 2008
    ..pylori colonization and risk of EAC. The prominent decline of H. pylori colonization in the past few decades may be partly responsible for the recent increase in EAC incidence in Western countries...
  32. pmc Verbal autopsy: reliability and validity estimates for causes of death in the Golestan Cohort Study in Iran
    Hooman Khademi
    Digestive Disease Research Center, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences Tehran, Iran
    PLoS ONE 5:e11183. 2010
    ..We tested the reliability and validity of a VA questionnaire developed for a cohort study in Golestan Province in northeastern Iran...
  33. pmc Obesity and hypertension in an Iranian cohort study; Iranian women experience higher rates of obesity and hypertension than American women
    Hossein Bahrami
    Digestive Disease Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Public Health 6:158. 2006
    ..We determined the prevalence of overweight, obesity, and hypertension in a large cohort of Iranians and compared age-adjusted rates with the rates in the US...
  34. doi request reprint Effectiveness and feasibility of lifestyle and low-cost pharmacologic interventions in the prevention of chronic diseases: a review
    Sadaf Ghajarieh Sepanlou
    Digestive Disease Research Center, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
    Arch Iran Med 14:46-53. 2011
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  35. ncbi request reprint Incidence and age distribution of colorectal cancer in Iran: results of a population-based cancer registry
    Reza Ansari
    Digestive Disease Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Cancer Lett 240:143-7. 2006
    ..The high proportions of young CRC cases seen in Iran, and probably many neighboring countries, are due to the young age-structure of these countries and relatively low rates of CRC in older individuals...
  36. ncbi request reprint Human papillomavirus in squamous cell carcinoma of esophagus in a high-risk population
    Mohammad Farhadi
    Digestive Disease Research Center, Shariati Hospital, North Kargar Avenue, Tehran 14114, Iran
    World J Gastroenterol 11:1200-3. 2005
    ..To investigate the relation of human papillomavirus (HPV) and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) in Iranian patients as compared to normal controls...
  37. pmc Cholangiocarcinoma: thirty-one-year experience with 564 patients at a single institution
    Michelle L DeOliveira
    Department of Surgery, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1650 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Ann Surg 245:755-62. 2007
    ..To assess long-term survival and prognostic factors in a large series of patients with bile duct cancer...
  38. pmc Diagnostic accuracy of age and alarm symptoms for upper GI malignancy in patients with dyspepsia in a GI clinic: a 7-year cross-sectional study
    Hooman Khademi
    Digestive Disease Research Institute, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    PLoS ONE 7:e39173. 2012
    ..We investigated whether using demographic characteristics and alarm symptoms can accurately predict cancer in patients with dyspepsia in Iran, where upper GI cancers and H. pylori infection are common...
  39. doi request reprint Reducing the burden of chronic diseases: a neglected agenda in Iranian health care system, requiring a plan for action
    Sadaf Ghajarieh Sepanlou
    Digestive Disease Research Center, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Arch Iran Med 13:340-50. 2010
    ..The effect of such interventions and the methods to implement them should be tested in Iran's health system too...
  40. pmc Variation in PAH-related DNA adduct levels among non-smokers: the role of multiple genetic polymorphisms and nucleotide excision repair phenotype
    Arash Etemadi
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20852, USA
    Int J Cancer 132:2738-47. 2013
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  41. ncbi request reprint Human papillomavirus serology and the risk of esophageal and gastric cancers: results from a cohort in a high-risk region in China
    Farin Kamangar
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Int J Cancer 119:579-84. 2006
    ..4). For HPV 73, these figures were 1.3 (0.6-2.5), 1.2 (0.6-2.3) and 0.9 (0.4-2.1). The results of this study do not support a major role for HPV 16, HPV 18 and HPV 73 in the etiology of esophageal and gastric cancers in Linxian, China...
  42. pmc Gastric cancer: descriptive epidemiology, risk factors, screening, and prevention
    Parisa Karimi
    Authors Affiliations Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Public Health Analysis, School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University, Baltimore Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland Institute for Transitional Epidemiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York and Digestive Oncology Research Center, Digestive Disease Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 23:700-13. 2014
    ..Finally, we discuss prevention strategies and provide suggestions for further research. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev; 23(5); 700-13. ©2014 AACR. ..
  43. pmc Atrophic gastritis and the risk of incident colorectal cancer
    Adeyinka O Laiyemo
    Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, Office of Preventive Oncology, National Cancer Institute NCI, National Institutes of Health NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 21:163-70. 2010
    ..We prospectively examined the association of atrophic gastritis, a pre-malignant condition for gastric cancer and long-term sequelae common to many exposure factors, and the risk of incident CRC...
  44. doi request reprint High levels of carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in mate drinks
    Farin Kamangar
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:1262-8. 2008
    ..We conducted this study to determine whether drinking mate could lead to substantial exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), including known carcinogens, such as benzo[a]pyrene...
  45. ncbi request reprint Validity and reliability of a questionnaire designed to assess risk factors of pancreatic cancer in iran
    Solmaz Farrokhzad
    1 Digestive Disease Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran 2 Qazvin Health Center, Qazvin University of Medical Science, Qazvin
    Arch Iran Med 17:102-5. 2014
    ..The objective of this study isto develop a questionnaire to study risk factors of pancreatic cancer in Iran and to assess its reliability and validity...
  46. ncbi request reprint Survival after gastric adenocarcinoma resection: eighteen-year experience at a single institution
    Steven C Cunningham
    Department of Oncology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21231 1000, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 9:718-25. 2005
    ..Many of the reported differences among Western series may be due to cohort differences, such as stage of disease, extent of resection, tumor type, and tumor location...
  47. ncbi request reprint Genetic polymorphisms in three Iranian populations with different risks of esophageal cancer, an ecologic comparison
    Alireza Sepehr
    The US National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Cancer Lett 213:195-202. 2004
    ..We conclude that it is unlikely that variations in these polymorphic genes are major contributors to the high incidence of EC among Turkomans in Iran...
  48. ncbi request reprint Ecologic study of serum selenium and upper gastrointestinal cancers in Iran
    Mehdi Nouarie
    Digestive Disease Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
    World J Gastroenterol 10:2544-6. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to have a preliminary assessment of the hypothesis that high rates of EC in Golestan and high rates of GC in Ardabil may be partly attributable to selenium deficiency...
  49. pmc Metabolic and electrochemical mechanisms of dimeric naphthoquinones cytotoxicity in breast cancer cells
    Ashkan Emadi
    Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology, 720 Rutland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Bioorg Med Chem 19:7057-62. 2011
    ..These results also suggest that dimeric naphthoquinones may be used to selectively target cancer cells that depend on oxidative phosphorylation for energy production and macromolecular synthesis...
  50. ncbi request reprint Effects of indomethacin on viral replication markers in asymptomatic carriers of hepatitis B: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    Hossein Bahrami
    Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:856-61. 2005
    ..We evaluated potential effects of indomethacin in asymptomatic carriers of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)...
  51. pmc How can primary health care system and community-based participatory research be complementary?
    Payam Sheikhattari
    School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int J Prev Med 1:1-10. 2010
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