P Muntner

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Affiliation: Tulane University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Trends in blood pressure among children and adolescents
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    JAMA 291:2107-13. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Blood lead and chronic kidney disease in the general United States population: results from NHANES III
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Kidney Int 63:1044-50. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Exposure to radiologic contrast media and an increased risk of treated end-stage renal disease
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Med Sci 326:353-9. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with hypertension awareness, treatment, and control in a representative sample of the chinese population
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University, SPHTM 1430 Tulane Avenue, SL 18 New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Hypertension 43:578-85. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Association of tibia lead and blood lead with end-stage renal disease: a pilot study of African-Americans
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Environ Res 104:396-401. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of non-traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors among persons with impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance, diabetes, and the metabolic syndrome: analysis of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 14:686-95. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Traditional and nontraditional risk factors predict coronary heart disease in chronic kidney disease: results from the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University SPHTM, 1430 Tulane Avenue, SL 18, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 16:529-38. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Development of a cardiovascular calcification index using simple imaging tools in haemodialysis patients
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University, 1140 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 22:508-14. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic lifestyle changes and drug treatment for high blood cholesterol in China and application of the Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:1260-5. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Relationship between HbA1c level and peripheral arterial disease
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University SPHTM, 1430 Tulane Ave, SL 18 New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:1981-7. 2005

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  1. ncbi request reprint Trends in blood pressure among children and adolescents
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    JAMA 291:2107-13. 2004
    ..The prevalence of overweight among children and adolescents increased between 1988 and 2000. The change in blood pressure among children and adolescents over that time and the role of overweight is unknown...
  2. ncbi request reprint Blood lead and chronic kidney disease in the general United States population: results from NHANES III
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Kidney Int 63:1044-50. 2003
    ..High lead exposure is associated with hypertension and renal dysfunction but the effect of low-level environmental exposure is not as well studied...
  3. ncbi request reprint Exposure to radiologic contrast media and an increased risk of treated end-stage renal disease
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Med Sci 326:353-9. 2003
    ..Radiologic contrast media can cause acute renal failure, but whether their repeated use is associated with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is unknown...
  4. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with hypertension awareness, treatment, and control in a representative sample of the chinese population
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University, SPHTM 1430 Tulane Avenue, SL 18 New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Hypertension 43:578-85. 2004
    ..59; 1.11, 2.27). These data identify potential methods for improving blood pressure control in China through the identification, follow-up, and lifestyle modification of persons with high blood pressure...
  5. ncbi request reprint Association of tibia lead and blood lead with end-stage renal disease: a pilot study of African-Americans
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Environ Res 104:396-401. 2007
    ..g., 5-20 microg/g) were 1.55 (95% CI: 0.55, 4.41) and 1.88 (95% CI: 0.53, 6.68), respectively. These findings support the need for prospective cohort studies of body lead burden and renal disease progression...
  6. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of non-traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors among persons with impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance, diabetes, and the metabolic syndrome: analysis of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 14:686-95. 2004
    ..To calculate the prevalence of non-traditional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors across diabetes status and for persons with and without the metabolic syndrome...
  7. ncbi request reprint Traditional and nontraditional risk factors predict coronary heart disease in chronic kidney disease: results from the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University SPHTM, 1430 Tulane Avenue, SL 18, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 16:529-38. 2005
    ..CHD risk factors in the general population remain predictive among patients with CKD. Given the high risk for CHD among patients with CKD, control of these risk factors may have a substantial impact on their excess burden of CHD...
  8. ncbi request reprint Development of a cardiovascular calcification index using simple imaging tools in haemodialysis patients
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University, 1140 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 22:508-14. 2007
    ..Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is highly prevalent in haemodialysis patients and is associated with cardiovascular outcomes. Though cardiac computed tomography (CCT) is accurate, it is not widely available...
  9. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic lifestyle changes and drug treatment for high blood cholesterol in China and application of the Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:1260-5. 2005
    ..3 million (4.1% of adults). In conclusion, most adults in China with an elevated LDL cholesterol remain untreated...
  10. ncbi request reprint Relationship between HbA1c level and peripheral arterial disease
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University SPHTM, 1430 Tulane Ave, SL 18 New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:1981-7. 2005
    ..We sought to evaluate the association of HbA(1c) (A1C) with peripheral arterial disease in a representative sample of the U.S. population with and without diabetes...
  11. pmc Prevalence of physical activity among Chinese adults: results from the International Collaborative Study of Cardiovascular Disease in Asia
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University SPHTM, 1430 Tulane Ave, SL 18, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1631-6. 2005
    ..Therefore, we assessed overall, work-related, and leisure-time physical activity in a representative sample of Chinese adults, aged 35 to 74 years, using data from the International Collaborative Study of Cardiovascular Disease in Asia...
  12. doi request reprint Impact of childhood metabolic syndrome components on the risk of elevated uric acid in adulthood: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Am J Med Sci 335:332-7. 2008
    ..Cross-sectional studies indicate metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for elevated serum uric acid. However, longitudinal data on this association are limited...
  13. ncbi request reprint Continued decline in blood lead levels among adults in the United States: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:2155-61. 2005
    ..Declines in blood lead levels between 1976 and 1991 among US adults have been previously reported. More recent trends in blood lead levels and the association of lower blood lead levels with chronic disease have not been reported...
  14. ncbi request reprint Predictors of participation and attendance in a new asthma patient self-management education program
    P Muntner
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Chest 120:778-84. 2001
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  15. ncbi request reprint Renal insufficiency and subsequent death resulting from cardiovascular disease in the United States
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 13:745-53. 2002
    ..This study indicates that, in a representative sample of the United States general population, renal insufficiency is independently associated with increased cardiovascular disease-related and all-cause mortality rates...
  16. ncbi request reprint The impact of JNC-VI guidelines on treatment recommendations in the US population
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Hypertension 39:897-902. 2002
    ..We conclude that JNC-VI refines cardiovascular risk and enfranchises more Americans to undertake more aggressive risk reduction maneuvers...
  17. ncbi request reprint Trends in stroke prevalence between 1973 and 1991 in the US population 25 to 74 years of age
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Stroke 33:1209-13. 2002
    ..The effect of these trends on the prevalence and number of stroke survivors in the United States has not been determined...
  18. ncbi request reprint History of myocardial infarction and stroke among incident end-stage renal disease cases and population-based controls: an analysis of shared risk factors
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 40:323-30. 2002
    ..A history of myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke is more common among incident cases of treated end-stage renal disease (ESRD) than in the general US population...
  19. pmc Comparison of the Framingham Heart Study hypertension model with blood pressure alone in the prediction of risk of hypertension: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Hypertension 55:1339-45. 2010
    ..001); recalibrated and best-fit models produced a better model fit (P=0.064 and 0.245, respectively). In this multiethnic cohort of US adults, the FHS model was not substantially better than SBP alone for predicting hypertension...
  20. ncbi request reprint Blood lead below 0.48 micromol/L (10 microg/dL) and mortality among US adults
    Andy Menke
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University SPHTM, 1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Circulation 114:1388-94. 2006
    ..The objective of the present study was to determine the association between blood lead levels below 0.48 micromol/L and mortality in the general US population...
  21. pmc The association of biomarkers of iron status with peripheral arterial disease in US adults
    Andy Menke
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 9:34. 2009
    ..Few studies, however, have evaluated the association between biomarkers of iron metabolism and peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The purpose of this study is to examine the association of ferritin and transferrin saturation with PAD...
  22. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder among hemodialysis patients following Hurricane Katrina
    Amanda D Hyre
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 50:585-93. 2007
    ..Patients with end-stage renal disease reliant on maintenance hemodialysis therapy may be particularly susceptible to developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after natural disasters...
  23. ncbi request reprint Secular trends in cardiovascular disease mortality, incidence, and case fatality rates in adults in the United States
    Ahmet Ergin
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Am J Med 117:219-27. 2004
    ..To assess the effects of changes in cardiovascular disease incidence and case fatality rates on secular trends in mortality in the U.S. population between 1971-1982 and 1982-1992...
  24. ncbi request reprint Relation of borderline peripheral arterial disease to cardiovascular disease risk
    Andy Menke
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Am J Cardiol 98:1226-30. 2006
    ..In conclusion, subjects with a low-normal ABI or with borderline PAD need screening for CVD risk factors, and interventions may be appropriate to prevent cardiovascular events...
  25. ncbi request reprint Association of kidney function with anemia: the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1988-1994)
    Brad C Astor
    Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:1401-8. 2002
    ..Kidney failure is known to cause anemia, which is associated with a higher risk of cardiac failure and mortality. The impact of milder decreases in kidney function on hemoglobin levels and anemia in the US population, however, is unknown...
  26. ncbi request reprint The metabolic syndrome and chronic kidney disease in U.S. adults
    Jing Chen
    Tulane University Schools of Medicine and Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Ann Intern Med 140:167-74. 2004
    ..The metabolic syndrome is a common risk factor for cardiovascular disease...
  27. ncbi request reprint Relationship between cigarette smoking and novel risk factors for cardiovascular disease in the United States
    Lydia A Bazzano
    Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Ann Intern Med 138:891-7. 2003
    ..Few studies have examined the relationship between cigarette smoking and novel risk factors for cardiovascular disease in a general population or have included a biochemical marker of current smoking...
  28. doi request reprint Association of estimated glomerular filtration rate and albuminuria with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in general population cohorts: a collaborative meta-analysis
    Kunihiro Matsushita
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2024 E Monument, Suite 2 630, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Lancet 375:2073-81. 2010
    ..We undertook a meta-analysis to assess the independent and combined associations of eGFR and albuminuria with mortality...
  29. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the psychometric properties of the Asthma Quality of life Questionnaire (AQLQ) among 115 asthmatic adults assessed during acute hospitalization and as outpatients
    P Muntner
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Qual Life Res 9:987-95. 2000
    ..In conclusion, this study provides evidence that the AQLQ has similar psychometric properties during an acute hospitalization and subsequently in an outpatient setting...
  30. ncbi request reprint The contribution of increased diabetes prevalence and improved myocardial infarction and stroke survival to the increase in treated end-stage renal disease
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 14:1568-77. 2003
    ..The increasing number of treated ESRD cases in the United States is partly explained by the increase in diabetes prevalence and US population growth but only minimally by MI and stroke survival...
  31. ncbi request reprint Geographic variations in the prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in China
    Kristi Reynolds
    Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    J Hypertens 21:1273-81. 2003
    ..To compare the prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in north and south, and urban and rural residents of China...
  32. pmc Metabolic syndrome and salt sensitivity of blood pressure in non-diabetic people in China: a dietary intervention study
    Jing Chen
    Department of Medicine and Tulane Hypertension and Renal Center of Excellence, School of Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Lancet 373:829-35. 2009
    ..We aimed to examine the association between metabolic syndrome and salt sensitivity of blood pressure...
  33. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of poor antihypertensive medication adherence in an urban health clinic setting
    Amanda D Hyre
    School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University, and Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Center for Health Research, New Orleans, LA 70121, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 9:179-86. 2007
    ..The current study identified a set of risk factors for poor antihypertensive medication adherence in the urban setting...
  34. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of nontraditional risk factors for coronary heart disease in patients with chronic kidney disease
    Paul Muntner
    Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Ann Intern Med 140:9-17. 2004
    ..Risk for coronary heart disease is high among patients with chronic kidney disease...
  35. ncbi request reprint Hypertension knowledge among patients from an urban clinic
    Shane Sanne
    Section of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Ave, SL 16, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Ethn Dis 18:42-7. 2008
    ..To determine levels and correlates of hypertension knowledge...
  36. ncbi request reprint Body mass index and risk of ESRD in China
    Kristi Reynolds
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 50:754-64. 2007
    ..The relationship between body mass index (BMI) and risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in Asians has not been well established...
  37. ncbi request reprint Parathyroid hormone status does not influence blood and bone lead levels in dialysis patients
    Jhumka Ghosh-Narang
    Department of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Am J Med Sci 334:415-20. 2007
    ..40). The high blood lead levels observed among dialysis patients do not appear to be the result of increased bone turnover. The causes of higher blood lead levels for these patients need to be identified and attenuated...
  38. doi request reprint Relationships between metrics of visit-to-visit variability of blood pressure
    E B Levitan
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Hum Hypertens 27:589-93. 2013
    ..d., SDIM, CV), one of the metrics of variability between consecutive visits (SV, ARV), and one or more of the metrics of extreme values at a single visit (maximum, peak size, trough size)...
  39. pmc The association of biomarkers of iron status with mortality in US adults
    A Menke
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 22:734-40. 2012
    ..The purpose of the current analysis was to evaluate the association of ferritin and transferrin saturation levels with all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality in the general US adult population...
  40. ncbi request reprint Serum total and lipoprotein cholesterol levels and awareness, treatment, and control of hypercholesterolemia in China
    Jiang He
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1430 Tulane Ave SL18, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Circulation 110:405-11. 2004
    ..Cardiovascular disease has become the leading cause of death in China. We examined the levels of serum total and lipoprotein cholesterol and status of awareness, treatment, and control of hypercholesterolemia in China...
  41. ncbi request reprint Comparison of percent of United States adults weighing>or=300 pounds (136 kilograms) in three time periods and comparison of five atherosclerotic risk factors for those weighing>or=300 pounds to those<300 pounds
    Ruth N Mondolfi
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:1651-3. 2007
    ..The clustering of cardiovascular disease risk factors associated with morbid obesity and the exclusion from diagnostic imaging may affect those most in need of such procedures...
  42. ncbi request reprint Effect of dietary fiber intake on blood pressure: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Jiang He
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    J Hypertens 22:73-80. 2004
    ..To examine the effect of dietary fiber intake on blood pressure (BP)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Insulin resistance and risk of chronic kidney disease in nondiabetic US adults
    Jing Chen
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 14:469-77. 2003
    ..Further studies into the causality between insulin resistance and CKD are warranted...
  44. ncbi request reprint Predictors of variation in office visit interval assignment
    Karen B DeSalvo
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Tulane School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, New Orleans, LA 70012, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 15:399-405. 2003
    ..Our objective was to examine whether predictors of RVI assignment that we had assessed using vignettes were also significant in the actual patient care setting...
  45. pmc Association between blood pressure responses to the cold pressor test and dietary sodium intervention in a Chinese population
    Jing Chen
    Department of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1443 Tulane Ave SL45, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1740-6. 2008
    ..We examined the association between BP responses to the CPT and to dietary sodium and potassium interventions...
  46. pmc Gender difference in blood pressure responses to dietary sodium intervention in the GenSalt study
    Jiang He
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    J Hypertens 27:48-54. 2009
    ..To examine factors related to blood pressure (BP) responses to dietary sodium and potassium interventions...
  47. ncbi request reprint Relation of inflammation to peripheral arterial disease in the national health and nutrition examination survey, 1999-2002
    Rachel P Wildman
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:1579-83. 2005
    ..26 (95% CI 1.69 to 6.28) for current smokers versus 0.83 (95% CI 0.51 to 1.35) for never smokers (p interaction=0.006). In conclusion, in the general United States adult population, inflammation is independently associated with PAD...
  48. doi request reprint Health care expenditure prediction with a single item, self-rated health measure
    Karen B DeSalvo
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Med Care 47:440-7. 2009
    ..Prediction models that identify populations at risk for high health expenditures can guide the management and allocation of financial resources...
  49. pmc Cadmium levels in urine and mortality among U.S. adults
    Andy Menke
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 117:190-6. 2009
    ..However, studies investigating this association have included participants with considerably higher levels of cadmium than those found in the general population...
  50. pmc Barriers to and determinants of medication adherence in hypertension management: perspective of the cohort study of medication adherence among older adults
    Marie A Krousel-Wood
    Center for Health Research, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA 70121, USA
    Med Clin North Am 93:753-69. 2009
    ..This article discusses the relevance of this study in addressing the issue of barriers to anithypertensive medication adherence...
  51. pmc Age-related associations of hypertension and diabetes mellitus with chronic kidney disease
    Tareq M Islam
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Louisiana, USA
    BMC Nephrol 10:17. 2009
    ..The association of diabetes mellitus and hypertension with CKD across the adult lifespan is not well established...
  52. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with hypertension control in the general population of the United States
    Jiang He
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1430 Tulane Ave SL18, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:1051-8. 2002
    ..Uncontrolled hypertension is the most common and important risk factor for cardiovascular and renal disease. We studied factors associated with hypertension control in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...
  53. ncbi request reprint Willingness to attend group visits for hypertension treatment
    Lumie Kawasaki
    Section of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Am J Manag Care 13:257-62. 2007
    ..To determine the proportion and characteristics of patients willing to attend group medical visits...
  54. ncbi request reprint A population-based, prospective study of blood pressure and risk for end-stage renal disease in China
    Kristi Reynolds
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 18:1928-35. 2007
    ..These results document the importance of high BP as a modifiable risk factor for ESRD in China. Strategies to prevent ESRD should incorporate the prevention, treatment, and control of BP...
  55. ncbi request reprint Trends in the prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of cardiovascular disease risk factors among noninstitutionalized patients with a history of myocardial infarction and stroke
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 163:913-20. 2006
    ..20). The number of US myocardial infarction and stroke survivors increased between 1988-1994 and 1999-2002, and substantial improvements occurred in the awareness, treatment, and control of high LDL cholesterol in this population...
  56. pmc Mortality prediction with a single general self-rated health question. A meta-analysis
    Karen B DeSalvo
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:267-75. 2006
    ..We conducted a systematic review of the association between a single item assessing general self-rated health (GSRH) and mortality...
  57. pmc Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in a New Orleans workforce following Hurricane Katrina
    Karen B DeSalvo
    Section of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Urban Health 84:142-52. 2007
    ..The strong relationship between displacement from one's pre-Katrina residence and symptoms of PTSD suggests a need to focus resource utilization and interventions on individuals living in temporary housing...
  58. ncbi request reprint Association between the metabolic syndrome and chronic kidney disease in Chinese adults
    Jing Chen
    Department of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, SL 45, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA, and the Cardiovascular Institute and Fuwai Hospital, Beijing, China
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 22:1100-6. 2007
    ..The metabolic syndrome is a common risk factor for cardiovascular and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Western populations. We examined the relationship between the metabolic syndrome and risk of CKD in Chinese adults...
  59. pmc Community-based health care for "the city that care forgot"
    Karen B DeSalvo
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, SL 16, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Urban Health 82:520-3. 2005
  60. ncbi request reprint Reliability of a medication adherence measure in an outpatient setting
    Marie Krousel-Wood
    Research Division, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70121, USA
    Am J Med Sci 330:128-33. 2005
    ..The objective of the current study was to determine the reliability of the Hill-Bone Compliance Scale among elderly hypertensive patients...
  61. ncbi request reprint Trends in ATP-III-defined high blood cholesterol prevalence, awareness, treatment and control among U.S. adults
    Amanda D Hyre
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:548-55. 2007
    ..We sought to determine trends in the prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol among U.S. adults...
  62. ncbi request reprint Alcohol intake and hypertension subtypes in Chinese men
    Rachel P Wildman
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    J Hypertens 23:737-43. 2005
    ..To examine the associations between alcohol intake and isolated systolic hypertension (ISH), systolic-diastolic hypertension (SDH), and isolated diastolic hypertension (IDH)...
  63. ncbi request reprint Association between inflammation and insulin resistance in U.S. nondiabetic adults: results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Jing Chen
    Department of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Ave, SL45, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:2960-5. 2004
    ..These findings indicate that elevated levels of inflammatory markers are positively and independently associated with insulin resistance. Further studies should examine the potential causal effect of inflammation on insulin resistance...
  64. ncbi request reprint Methods to improve medication adherence in patients with hypertension: current status and future directions
    Marie Krousel-Wood
    Department of Clinical Outcomes Research, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, 1514 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, LA 70121, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 20:296-300. 2005
    ..This article reviews the effectiveness of methods to improve antihypertensive medication adherence, discusses the effect of drug benefit caps on compliance, and proposes a framework for future clinical and research directions...
  65. pmc Low medication adherence and hypertension control among adults with CKD: data from the REGARDS (Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke) Study
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 56:447-57. 2010
    ..Low adherence to antihypertensive medication is an important barrier to achieving blood pressure control. Few data are available for medication adherence in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
  66. ncbi request reprint Effect of blood pressure on early decline in kidney function among hypertensive men
    Suma Vupputuri
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Hypertension 42:1144-9. 2003
    ..These results indicate that better blood pressure control might prevent the onset of chronic kidney disease among hypertensives...
  67. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in North America, North Africa and Asia
    P K Whelton
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
    J Hum Hypertens 18:545-51. 2004
    ..These survey results underscore the fact that hypertension is highly prevalent, poorly treated and controlled, and an escalating health challenge in economically developing countries...
  68. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in china
    Dongfeng Gu
    Cardiovascular Institute and Fuwai Hospital of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
    Hypertension 40:920-7. 2002
    ..These results underscore the urgent need to develop national strategies to improve prevention, detection, and treatment of hypertension in China...
  69. pmc Overweight, obesity, and elevated serum cystatin C levels in adults in the United States
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mt Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Am J Med 121:341-8. 2008
    ..Although high body mass index (BMI) is a risk factor for hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, limited data exist on the association of overweight and obesity with early stages of kidney disease...
  70. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factor clustering among the adult population of China: results from the International Collaborative Study of Cardiovascular Disease in Asia (InterAsia)
    Dongfeng Gu
    Cardiovascular Institute, Fu Wai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medial College, Beijing, China
    Circulation 112:658-65. 2005
    ..The prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors has been increasing in China...
  71. ncbi request reprint Pulse wave velocity is inversely related to vertebral bone density in hemodialysis patients
    Paolo Raggi
    Division of Cardiology and Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Hypertension 49:1278-84. 2007
    ..QCT and not dual energy x-ray absorptiometry should be used to assess spine BMD in dialysis patients...
  72. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk among adults with chronic kidney disease, with or without prior myocardial infarction
    Keattiyoat Wattanakit
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454 1015, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:1183-9. 2006
    ..This study sought to determine whether chronic kidney disease (CKD) should be considered a coronary heart disease (CHD) risk equivalent for cholesterol treatment...
  73. ncbi request reprint [Prevalence of isolated systolic hypertension in Chinese adult population]
    Jian feng Huang
    Department of Population Genetics and Prevention, Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100037, China
    Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi 39:7-10. 2005
    ..To evaluate prevalence of isolated systolic hypertension and other subtypes of hypertension, as well as their distribution in Chinese adults...
  74. ncbi request reprint WBC count and the risk of cancer mortality in a national sample of U.S. adults: results from the Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey mortality study
    Thomas P Erlinger
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:1052-6. 2004
    ..Additional studies are needed to determine whether circulating levels of inflammatory markers are associated with increased risk of incident cancer...
  75. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of isolated systolic and isolated diastolic hypertension subtypes in China
    Jianfeng Huang
    Cardiovascular Institute, Fu Wai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, People s Republic of China
    Am J Hypertens 17:955-62. 2004
    ..The prevalence of ISH versus other hypertension subtypes in the general Chinese adult population is not known...
  76. pmc Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease: results from NHANES 2001 to 2004
    Michal L Melamed
    Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 28:1179-85. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels and the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in the general United States population...
  77. pmc Trends in diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension in chronic kidney disease among U.S. adults: 1988-1994 to 1999-2004
    Caroline S Fox
    Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute s Framingham Heart Study, Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:1337-42. 2008
    ..The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) increased among U.S. adults from 1988-1994 to 1999-2004. We sought to explore the importance of trends in risk factors for CKD over time..
  78. ncbi request reprint The Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study: Design and Methods
    Harold I Feldman
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology, Philadelphia, 19104, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 14:S148-53. 2003
    ..Insights from CRIC should lead to the formulation of hypotheses regarding therapy that will serve as the basis for targeted interventional trials focused on reducing the burden of CRI and CVD...
  79. doi request reprint Increasing prevalence and low awareness, treatment and control of diabetes mellitus among Chinese adults: the InterASIA study
    Dongsheng Hu
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan, China
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 81:250-7. 2008
    ..To estimate the prevalence rates of impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and diabetes mellitus (DM) and to evaluate the awareness, treatment, and control of DM in the Chinese adult population...
  80. ncbi request reprint Serum cystatin C and increased coronary heart disease prevalence in US adults without chronic kidney disease
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Cardiol 102:54-7. 2008
    ..06 to 2.56) for myocardial infarction, angina, and stroke, respectively. In conclusion, a graded association exists between higher serum cystatin C and increased CVD prevalence in patients without established chronic kidney disease...
  81. doi request reprint The obese without cardiometabolic risk factor clustering and the normal weight with cardiometabolic risk factor clustering: prevalence and correlates of 2 phenotypes among the US population (NHANES 1999-2004)
    Rachel P Wildman
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Ave, Belfer Building, Room 1309, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1617-24. 2008
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  82. doi request reprint Trends in overweight and obesity in Chinese adults: between 1991 and 1999-2000
    Rachel P Wildman
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1448-53. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate trends in BMI and the prevalence of overweight (BMI > or = 25 kg/m(2)) and obesity (BMI > or = 30 kg/m(2)) between 1991 and 1999-2000 among Chinese adults...

Research Grants1

  1. Blood Pressure, cholestrol, and glycemic control
    Paul Muntner; Fiscal Year: 2006
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