Alice M Tang

Summary

Affiliation: Tufts University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Predictors of Weight Change in Male HIV-Positive Injection Drug Users Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy in Hanoi, Vietnam
    Alice M Tang
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Jaharis 265, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    AIDS Res Treat 2011:890308. 2011
  2. pmc Heavy injection drug use is associated with lower percent body fat in a multi-ethnic cohort of HIV-positive and HIV-negative drug users from three U.S. cities
    Alice M Tang
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 36:78-86. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Weight loss and survival in HIV-positive patients in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy
    Alice M Tang
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 31:230-6. 2002
  4. pmc Malnutrition in a population of HIV-positive and HIV-negative drug users living in Chennai, South India
    Alice M Tang
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 118:73-7. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Increasing risk of 5% or greater unintentional weight loss in a cohort of HIV-infected patients, 1995 to 2003
    Alice M Tang
    Division of Nutrition and Infection, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 40:70-6. 2005
  6. pmc Micronutrient concentrations and subclinical atherosclerosis in adults with HIV
    E Liana Falcone
    Department of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:1213-9. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Dietary glycemic index of human immunodeficiency virus-positive men with and without fat deposition
    Kimberly R Dong
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 106:728-32. 2006
  8. pmc Effect of a dietary intervention and n-3 fatty acid supplementation on measures of serum lipid and insulin sensitivity in persons with HIV
    Margo N Woods
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Nutrition Infection Unit, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:1566-78. 2009
  9. pmc Drug use and other risk factors related to lower body mass index among HIV-infected individuals
    Lien A Quach
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 95:30-6. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Micronutrient levels and HIV disease status in HIV-infected patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy in the Nutrition for Healthy Living cohort
    Clara Y Jones
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, 200 Harrison Avenue Posner 4, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 43:475-82. 2006

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. pmc Predictors of Weight Change in Male HIV-Positive Injection Drug Users Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy in Hanoi, Vietnam
    Alice M Tang
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Jaharis 265, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    AIDS Res Treat 2011:890308. 2011
    ..Studies are needed to determine whether improving weight prior to, or at, ART initiation will result in improved outcomes on ART...
  2. pmc Heavy injection drug use is associated with lower percent body fat in a multi-ethnic cohort of HIV-positive and HIV-negative drug users from three U.S. cities
    Alice M Tang
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 36:78-86. 2010
    ..The clinical implications of lower body weight in drug using populations are uncertain given that lower mean weights may still fall within the healthy range...
  3. ncbi request reprint Weight loss and survival in HIV-positive patients in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy
    Alice M Tang
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 31:230-6. 2002
    ..In addition, FFM or BCM estimated using bioelectrical impedance analysis does not add further prognostic value over weight loss...
  4. pmc Malnutrition in a population of HIV-positive and HIV-negative drug users living in Chennai, South India
    Alice M Tang
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 118:73-7. 2011
    ..Drug users are at increased risk of malnutrition regardless of whether or not they are infected with HIV. Little data exists on the nutritional status of drug users (with or without HIV infection) in India...
  5. ncbi request reprint Increasing risk of 5% or greater unintentional weight loss in a cohort of HIV-infected patients, 1995 to 2003
    Alice M Tang
    Division of Nutrition and Infection, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 40:70-6. 2005
    ..This is particularly important because recent studies have shown that even a 5% weight loss in 6 months markedly increases the risk of death...
  6. pmc Micronutrient concentrations and subclinical atherosclerosis in adults with HIV
    E Liana Falcone
    Department of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:1213-9. 2010
    ..Extremes in micronutrient intakes are common in HIV-infected patients in developed countries and may affect the progression of atherosclerosis in this population...
  7. ncbi request reprint Dietary glycemic index of human immunodeficiency virus-positive men with and without fat deposition
    Kimberly R Dong
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 106:728-32. 2006
    ..Instead, results of this study depict the potential benefits associated with eating high-quality diets, primarily adequate fiber and protein intake. Diet can be important in preventing development of fat deposition in patients with HIV...
  8. pmc Effect of a dietary intervention and n-3 fatty acid supplementation on measures of serum lipid and insulin sensitivity in persons with HIV
    Margo N Woods
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Nutrition Infection Unit, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:1566-78. 2009
    ..Elevated serum triglyceride and low HDL-cholesterol concentrations have been reported in persons with HIV...
  9. pmc Drug use and other risk factors related to lower body mass index among HIV-infected individuals
    Lien A Quach
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 95:30-6. 2008
    ..BMI was also directly associated with CD4 count and inversely related to age more than 55 years old. HIV-infected cocaine users may be at higher risk of developing malnutrition, suggesting the need for anticipatory nutritional support...
  10. ncbi request reprint Micronutrient levels and HIV disease status in HIV-infected patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy in the Nutrition for Healthy Living cohort
    Clara Y Jones
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, 200 Harrison Avenue Posner 4, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 43:475-82. 2006
    ..Low serum micronutrient levels were common before widespread use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and were associated with adverse outcomes. Few data are available on micronutrient levels in subjects taking HAART...
  11. pmc Progression of carotid intima-media thickness and coronary artery calcium over 6 years in an HIV-infected cohort
    Gretchen E Volpe
    Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 64:51-7. 2013
    ..To evaluate changes in cardiovascular disease risk surrogate markers in a longitudinal cohort of HIV-infected adults over 6 years...
  12. ncbi request reprint Dietary supplement use and nutrient intake in HIV-infected persons
    Kristy M Hendricks
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    AIDS Read 17:211-6, 223-7. 2007
    ..Micronutrient inadequacy and excess are relatively common in persons living with HIV infection. Practitioners need to judiciously address optimal nutrient intake from both diet and dietary supplements in this population...
  13. ncbi request reprint Incidence of metabolic syndrome in a cohort of HIV-infected adults and prevalence relative to the US population (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey)
    Denise L Jacobson
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, 136 Harrison Avenue Posner 4, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 43:458-66. 2006
    ..Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of cardiovascular outcomes and type II diabetes. Most of the metabolic abnormalities defining metabolic syndrome are observed in HIV...
  14. pmc Metabolic syndrome and serum fatty acid patterns in serum phospholipids in hypertriglyceridemic persons with human immunodeficiency virus
    Margo N Woods
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Nutrition Infection Unit, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:1180-7. 2009
    ..High triglyceride concentrations and low HDL-cholesterol concentrations are the most common health abnormalities and raise concerns about an increased risk of cardiovascular disease...
  15. ncbi request reprint Risk of cardiovascular disease in a cohort of HIV-infected adults: a study using carotid intima-media thickness and coronary artery calcium score
    Alexandra Mangili
    Department of Medicine, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 43:1482-9. 2006
    ..We measured 2 surrogate markers of subclinical atherosclerosis, carotid intima-media thickness (c-IMT) and coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores, in HIV-infected adults...
  16. pmc Factors associated with serum retinol, alpha-tocopherol, carotenoids, and selenium in Hispanics with problems of HIV, chronic hepatitis C, and drug use
    Janet E Forrester
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, US
    J Public Health Policy 30:285-99. 2009
    ..As the safety of micronutrient supplementation is not established, policy for appropriate HIV clinical care should distinguish between populations with and without hepatitis coinfection...
  17. pmc High rates of serum selenium deficiency among HIV- and HCV-infected and uninfected drug users in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Heidi B Sheehan
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, 150 Harrison Avenue, Jaharis 261, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Public Health Nutr 15:538-45. 2012
    ..To describe the prevalence of low serum Se and determine whether HIV, hepatitis C virus (HCV) and/or the types of drugs used are associated with serum Se in a cohort of infected and uninfected drug users...
  18. ncbi request reprint High-fiber diet in HIV-positive men is associated with lower risk of developing fat deposition
    Kristy M Hendricks
    Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 78:790-5. 2003
    ..Lipodystrophy has been described with increasing frequency in patients infected with HIV. This study focused on the identification of dietary components that may predispose HIV-positive patients to the development of fat deposition...
  19. ncbi request reprint Weight loss, wasting, and survival in HIV-positive patients: current strategies
    Alice M Tang
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    AIDS Read 13:S23-7. 2003
    ..In the third analysis, the researchers found that body weight, fat-free mass, and body mass index improved in patients receiving nutritional intervention compared with patients receiving placebo...
  20. ncbi request reprint Use of complementary and alternative therapies by patients with human immunodeficiency virus disease in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy
    Ioana Bica
    Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine and New England Medical Center Hospitals, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 9:65-76. 2003
    ..Complementary and alternative medical therapies (CAM) are popular with patients who are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seropositive, despite effective drug treatments, potential drug interactions, and overlapping toxicities...
  21. ncbi request reprint Effect of dietary intake and protease inhibitors on serum vitamin B12 levels in a cohort of human immunodeficiency virus-positive patients
    Margo N Woods
    Division of Nutrition and Infection, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:S124-31. 2003
    ..Serum B(12) levels should be determined yearly in persons with HIV infection, regardless of whether they are receiving PI treatment...
  22. ncbi request reprint Micronutrients and HIV disease: a review pre- and post-HAART
    Jane S Lanzillotti
    Nutrition Infection Unit, Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Nutr Clin Care 8:16-23. 2005
    ..Clearly, more research is needed, but current knowledge supports the use of a multivitamin supplement as a low-cost adjunct to antiretroviral treatment...
  23. pmc Medication possession ratio associated with short-term virologic response in individuals initiating antiretroviral therapy in Namibia
    Steven Y Hong
    Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e56307. 2013
    ..24, 12.21), pā€Š=ā€Š0.013. Adherence was high with all measures. Only MPR, was associated with short-term virologic response, suggesting its cross-culturally utility for early identification of patients at high risk for virologic failure...
  24. ncbi request reprint An alternative approach to cross-cultural function assessment
    Paul Bolton
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, 136 Harrison Avenue, Posner 4, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 37:537-43. 2002
    ..This paper describes our work to create and validate a new method for cross-cultural and sex-specific function assessment that avoids the major problems with existing methods...
  25. ncbi request reprint Injection drug use is an independent risk factor for iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia among HIV-seropositive and HIV-seronegative women
    Barbara Dancheck
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 40:198-201. 2005
    ..Injection drug use seems to be associated with iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia. Further longitudinal studies are needed to gain insight into the nature of this association...
  26. ncbi request reprint Correlates of HIV antibody testing among a sample of injection drug users: the role of social and contextual factors
    Karin E Tobin
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21231, USA
    AIDS Behav 8:303-10. 2004
    ..Support of programs that are designed to serve hard-to-reach populations and target couples may be effective in increasing HIV testing among active IDUs...
  27. ncbi request reprint Body habitus in a cohort of HIV-seropositive and HIV-seronegative injection drug users
    Ellen Smit
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14214, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 19:19-30. 2005
    ..002), but may be driven by the association with adiposity. These data suggest validity of self-reports for body habitus changes among injection drug users...
  28. ncbi request reprint Micronutrients: current issues for HIV care providers
    Alice M Tang
    AIDS 19:847-61. 2005
  29. ncbi request reprint Long-term effects of androgen deprivation therapy in prostate cancer patients
    Shehzad Basaria
    Division of Endocrinolgy and Metabolism, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 56:779-86. 2002
    ..Because hypogonadism in men is associated with a wide range of complications, we attempted to determine the effects of long-term ADT in men with PCa...

Research Grants4

  1. NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF HIV INFECTED INJECTION DRUG USERS
    Alice Tang; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..The results from this observational study may help to guide the design of more effective interventions of antioxidant supplementation in the era of PI's. ..
  2. NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF HIV INFECTED INJECTION DRUG USERS
    Alice Tang; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..The results from this observational study may help to guide the design of more effective interventions of antioxidant supplementation in the era of PI's. ..
  3. NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF HIV INFECTED INJECTION DRUG USERS
    Alice Tang; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The results from this observational study may help to guide the design of more effective interventions of antioxidant supplementation in the era of PI's. ..
  4. NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF HIV INFECTED INJECTION DRUG USERS
    Alice Tang; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The results from this observational study may help to guide the design of more effective interventions of antioxidant supplementation in the era of PI's. ..