Matthew A Allison

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of and risk factors for subclinical cardiovascular disease in selected US Hispanic ethnic groups: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Matthew A Allison
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0811
    Am J Epidemiol 167:962-9. 2008
  2. pmc Null association between abdominal muscle and calcified atherosclerosis in community-living persons without clinical cardiovascular disease: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Nicole E Jensky
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Metabolism 62:1562-9. 2013
  3. pmc Ethnicity and risk factors for change in the ankle-brachial index: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Matthew A Allison
    University of California San Diego, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, 9500 Gilman Drive, Mailcode 0811, La Jolla, CA 92093 0811, USA
    J Vasc Surg 50:1049-56. 2009
  4. pmc Associations of pericardial and intrathoracic fat with coronary calcium presence and progression in a multiethnic study
    Christina L Wassel
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:1704-12. 2013
  5. pmc Risk factor differences for aortic versus coronary calcified atherosclerosis: the multiethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Michael H Criqui
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0607, USA
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 30:2289-96. 2010
  6. pmc Calcium density of coronary artery plaque and risk of incident cardiovascular events
    Michael H Criqui
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla2Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla
    JAMA 311:271-8. 2014
  7. doi request reprint The epidemiology of subclavian artery calcification
    Anand Prasad
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of California, San Diego, Calif, USA
    J Vasc Surg 54:1408-13. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Renal artery calcium: relationship to systemic calcified atherosclerosis
    Matthew A Allison
    Departments of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Vasc Med 11:232-8. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Renal artery calcium is independently associated with hypertension
    Matthew A Allison
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:1578-83. 2007
  10. pmc The ankle-brachial index and incident cardiovascular events in the MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis)
    Michael H Criqui
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 0607, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 56:1506-12. 2010

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Publications69

  1. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of and risk factors for subclinical cardiovascular disease in selected US Hispanic ethnic groups: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Matthew A Allison
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0811
    Am J Epidemiol 167:962-9. 2008
    ..This finding was also present for the other subclinical CVD measures. These results suggest a differential relationship between risk factors and either prevalence or extent of subclinical disease by Hispanic subgroup...
  2. pmc Null association between abdominal muscle and calcified atherosclerosis in community-living persons without clinical cardiovascular disease: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Nicole E Jensky
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Metabolism 62:1562-9. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that low abdominal lean muscle area would be associated with greater calcified atherosclerosis, independent of other CVD risk factors...
  3. pmc Ethnicity and risk factors for change in the ankle-brachial index: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Matthew A Allison
    University of California San Diego, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, 9500 Gilman Drive, Mailcode 0811, La Jolla, CA 92093 0811, USA
    J Vasc Surg 50:1049-56. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors for conversion from a normal to either a low or high ankle-brachial index (ABI)...
  4. pmc Associations of pericardial and intrathoracic fat with coronary calcium presence and progression in a multiethnic study
    Christina L Wassel
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:1704-12. 2013
    ..Ectopic adipose depots may provide a more refined representation of the role of adiposity in CVD. Thus, the association of pericardial and intra-thoracic fat with coronary artery calcium (CAC) was examined...
  5. pmc Risk factor differences for aortic versus coronary calcified atherosclerosis: the multiethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Michael H Criqui
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0607, USA
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 30:2289-96. 2010
    ..The goal of this study was to compare and contrast coronary artery calcium (CAC) with abdominal aortic calcium (AAC) in terms of their associations with traditional and novel cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors...
  6. pmc Calcium density of coronary artery plaque and risk of incident cardiovascular events
    Michael H Criqui
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla2Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla
    JAMA 311:271-8. 2014
    ..The standard CAC score is the Agatston, which is weighted upward for greater calcium density. However, some data suggest increased plaque calcium density may be protective for CVD...
  7. doi request reprint The epidemiology of subclavian artery calcification
    Anand Prasad
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of California, San Diego, Calif, USA
    J Vasc Surg 54:1408-13. 2011
    ..The purpose of the present study was to determine the prevalence and risk factor associations for subclavian artery calcification...
  8. ncbi request reprint Renal artery calcium: relationship to systemic calcified atherosclerosis
    Matthew A Allison
    Departments of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Vasc Med 11:232-8. 2006
    ..These relationships are independent of traditional CVD risk factors...
  9. ncbi request reprint Renal artery calcium is independently associated with hypertension
    Matthew A Allison
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:1578-83. 2007
    ..We tested the hypothesis that renal artery calcium (RAC), a marker of atherosclerotic plaque burden, is also significantly associated with higher blood pressure levels and a diagnosis of hypertension...
  10. pmc The ankle-brachial index and incident cardiovascular events in the MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis)
    Michael H Criqui
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 0607, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 56:1506-12. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association of both a low and a high ankle-brachial index (ABI) with incident cardiovascular events in a multiethnic cohort...
  11. pmc The relevance of different methods of calculating the ankle-brachial index: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Matthew A Allison
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, Mailcode 0811, La Jolla, CA 92093 0811, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:368-76. 2010
    ..0, where the largest relative magnitudes of association were found using ABI-LO. PAD prevalence and its associations with CVD risk factors and subclinical atherosclerosis measures depend on the ankle pressure used to compute the ABI...
  12. pmc Genetic ancestry and lower extremity peripheral artery disease in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Matthew A Allison
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0965, USA
    Vasc Med 15:351-9. 2010
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  13. ncbi request reprint Novel cardiovascular risk factors do not completely explain the higher prevalence of peripheral arterial disease among African Americans. The San Diego Population Study
    Joachim H Ix
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California 92161, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:2347-54. 2008
    ..This study was designed to determine whether novel cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors explain the high prevalence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) among African Americans...
  14. pmc The epidemiology of subclavian stenosis and its association with markers of subclinical atherosclerosis: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Victor Aboyans
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Atherosclerosis 211:266-70. 2010
    ..We sought to describe the epidemiology of SS and determine its association with markers of subclinical CVD in the baseline cohort of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis...
  15. pmc Ethnic-specific risks for atherosclerotic calcification of the thoracic and abdominal aorta (from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis)
    Matthew A Allison
    University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 104:812-7. 2009
    ..In conclusion, compared to whites, African-Americans and Hispanics, but not Chinese, have evidence of less atherosclerosis in the thoracic and abdominal aortas, which does not appear to be accounted for by traditional CVD risk factors...
  16. ncbi request reprint Intrinsic contribution of gender and ethnicity to normal ankle-brachial index values: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Victor Aboyans
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    J Vasc Surg 45:319-27. 2007
    ..Consequently, an ABI threshold that disregards these fundamental gender-related and ethnicity-related differences could partly contribute to reported prevalence differences...
  17. pmc Family history of peripheral artery disease is associated with prevalence and severity of peripheral artery disease: the San Diego population study
    Christina L Wassel
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 0965, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 58:1386-92. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the association of family history of peripheral artery disease (PAD) with PAD prevalence and severity...
  18. doi request reprint The association between abdominal body composition and vascular calcification
    Nicole E Jensky
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:2418-24. 2011
    ..Also, the association between lean muscle and vascular calcification was independent of visceral adipose tissue. In conclusion, adipose tissue was positively and lean body mass inversely associated with prevalent aortic calcification...
  19. doi request reprint The epidemiology of abdominal aortic diameter
    Matthew A Allison
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0811, USA
    J Vasc Surg 48:121-7. 2008
    ..This study aimed to determine the associations between the diameter of the abdominal aorta at three distinct locations and the traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors as well as calcified atherosclerosis...
  20. pmc Influence of urine creatinine concentrations on the relation of albumin-creatinine ratio with cardiovascular disease events: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Caitlin E Carter
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA
    Am J Kidney Dis 62:722-9. 2013
    ..Whether low urine creatinine concentration in the denominator of the ACR contributes to the association of ACR with CVD is uncertain...
  21. pmc Renal artery calcification and mortality among clinically asymptomatic adults
    Dena E Rifkin
    Division of Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, California 92161, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 60:1079-85. 2012
    ..The goal of this study was to assess the associations between renal artery calcification (RAC) and mortality in a healthy outpatient cohort with no known cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
  22. doi request reprint The associations between visceral fat and calcified atherosclerosis are stronger in women than men
    Dominic DiTomasso
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego 92093 0965, United States
    Atherosclerosis 208:531-6. 2010
    ..Accordingly, this study tested the hypothesis that there would be significant associations between CAC and AC in the non-coronary vasculature and BMI, visceral fat (VF), and percent body fat (BF%)...
  23. pmc Sedentary behavior and adiposity-associated inflammation: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Matthew A Allison
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 0965, USA
    Am J Prev Med 42:8-13. 2012
    ..Sedentary behavior is associated with adiposity and cardiometabolic risk...
  24. pmc The association between chronic stress type and C-reactive protein in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis: does gender make a difference?
    Smriti Shivpuri
    Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego State University University of California San Diego, 9245 Sky Park Ct, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Behav Med 35:74-85. 2012
    ..Findings underscore the importance of considering gender as an effect modifier in analyses of stress-CVD risk relationships...
  25. ncbi request reprint The association of bone density and calcified atherosclerosis is stronger in women without dyslipidemia: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Nicole E Jensky
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 26:2702-9. 2011
    ..54). The inverse association of BMD with CAC is stronger in women without dyslipidemia. These data argue against the hypothesis that dyslipidemia is the key factor responsible for the inverse association of BMD with atherosclerosis...
  26. ncbi request reprint Dementia severity of the care receiver predicts procoagulant response in Alzheimer caregivers
    Kirstin Aschbacher
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:694-703. 2006
    ..Research has demonstrated that spousal dementia caregivers have elevated levels of D-dimer relative to their non-caregiving peers...
  27. ncbi request reprint Abdominal aortic calcium, coronary artery calcium, and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Michael H Criqui
    From the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla M H C, J O D, M A A, J H I Collaborative Health Studies Coordinating Center, University of Washington, Seattle R L M San Diego Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, CA J H I The Heart Center, Saint Francis Hospital, Roslyn, NY A G Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN K P C Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles P S, K E W and Division of Cardiology, University of California, Irvine N D W
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 34:1574-9. 2014
    ..To evaluate the predictive value of abdominal aortic calcium (AAC) for incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) independent of coronary artery calcium (CAC)...
  28. pmc Associations of physical activity and sedentary behavior with regional fat deposition
    Britta A Larsen
    1Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA and 2Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 46:520-8. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore associations of self-reported leisure PA and sitting time with regional fat depositions and abdominal muscle among community-dwelling older adults...
  29. pmc Comparison of ordinal versus Agatston coronary calcification scoring for cardiovascular disease mortality in community-living individuals
    Katherine J Blair
    University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 30:813-8. 2014
    ..57 (1.00-2.46) using the Agatston score. A simple ordinal CAC score is reproducible, strongly correlated with Agatston CAC scores, and provides similar prediction for CVD death in predominantly Caucasian community-living individuals. ..
  30. pmc Influence of patients' coronary artery calcium on subsequent medication use patterns
    Jennifer Schwartz
    San Diego State University University of California, San Diego, Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health, San Diego, CA, USA
    Am J Health Behav 36:628-38. 2012
    ..To determine whether information on the presence and extent of coronary artery calcium (CAC) is associated with the likelihood of physicians' prescribing preventive therapies...
  31. pmc The association between lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 and cardiovascular disease and total mortality in vascular medicine patients
    Matthew A Allison
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    J Vasc Surg 46:500-6. 2007
    ..We tested the hypothesis that Lp-PLA(2) is independently predictive of mortality in high-risk patients from a vascular laboratory...
  32. ncbi request reprint Mitral and aortic annular calcification are highly associated with systemic calcified atherosclerosis
    Matthew A Allison
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
    Circulation 113:861-6. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether atherosclerotic calcification in multiple vascular areas is significantly associated with aortic or mitral annular calcification independent of traditional risk factors...
  33. ncbi request reprint The vital prognosis of subclavian stenosis
    Victor Aboyans
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 0607, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:1540-5. 2007
    ..This study sought to assess the prognosis of subclavian stenosis (SS) as a potential marker of total and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality...
  34. pmc Association of subsyndromal and depressive symptoms with inflammatory markers among different ethnic groups: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Alvaro Camacho
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, USA Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 164:165-70. 2014
    ..Therefore, we studied the association of subsyndromal and depressive symptoms with inflammatory markers in a large multi-ethnic cohort...
  35. pmc Sleep, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, and hypertension in elderly Alzheimer's caregivers
    Jennifer Schwartz
    San Diego State University University of California, San Diego, Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health, San Diego, CA, United States
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 57:70-7. 2013
    ..As several of the associations demonstrated clinically relevant magnitudes of the associations, larger studies to more fully test these hypotheses are warranted...
  36. pmc Relation of leptin to left ventricular hypertrophy (from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis)
    Matthew A Allison
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 112:726-30. 2013
    ..In conclusion, the results indicate that higher levels of leptin are associated with more favorable values of several measures of LV structure and function...
  37. ncbi request reprint Association of interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein with subclinical carotid atherosclerosis (the Rancho Bernardo Study)
    Won Young Lee
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 99:99-102. 2007
    ..The association of IL-6 was independent of CRP, but not vice versa, suggesting an effect of IL-6 on an earlier state of atherosclerosis...
  38. pmc Blood pressure and vascular calcification
    Nicole E Jensky
    Departments of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, Calif 92037, USA
    Hypertension 55:990-7. 2010
    ..Isolated systolic hypertension may be clinically relevant in diagnosing or preventing calcified atherosclerosis...
  39. pmc Vasomotor symptoms and coronary artery calcium in postmenopausal women
    Matthew A Allison
    University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0965, USA
    Menopause 17:1136-45. 2010
    ..We assessed whether vasomotor symptoms (VMS) are associated with coronary artery calcium (CAC) and how hormone therapy (HT) may influence this association...
  40. pmc Association between chronic caregiving stress and impaired endothelial function in the elderly
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 0680, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 55:2599-606. 2010
    ..We examined the relationship between chronic caregiving stress and endothelial function...
  41. pmc A high ankle brachial index is associated with greater left ventricular mass MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis)
    Joachim H Ix
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California 92161, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 55:342-9. 2010
    ..This study sought to determine the association of high ankle brachial index (ABI) measurements with left ventricular (LV) mass, and to compare its strength with that of low ABI with LV mass...
  42. ncbi request reprint The differential associations between HDL, non-HDL and total cholesterols and atherosclerotic calcium deposits in multiple vascular beds
    Matthew A Allison
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California San Diego, California, USA
    Atherosclerosis 194:e87-94. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the magnitude of associations between four different cholesterol measures and systemic atherosclerotic calcification...
  43. pmc Oophorectomy, hormone therapy, and subclinical coronary artery disease in women with hysterectomy: the Women's Health Initiative coronary artery calcium study
    Matthew A Allison
    University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Menopause 15:639-47. 2008
    ..In this study, we aimed to determine the associations between coronary artery calcium (CAC) and hysterectomy, oophorectomy, and hormone therapy use with a focus on the duration of menopause for which there was no hormone therapy use...
  44. ncbi request reprint The effect of novel cardiovascular risk factors on the ethnic-specific odds for peripheral arterial disease in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Matthew A Allison
    University of California San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:1190-7. 2006
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Association between the ankle-brachial index and future coronary calcium (the Rancho Bernardo study)
    Matthew A Allison
    The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 97:181-6. 2006
    ..Men whose ABI was below this same cutpoint had a similar but nonsignificant increase in risk (odds ratio 2.1, p = 0.1). In conclusion, ABI was significantly associated with the presence and extent of future CAC measured 7 years later...
  46. doi request reprint Association between different measures of blood pressure and coronary artery calcium in postmenopausal women
    Matthew A Allison
    University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
    Hypertension 52:833-40. 2008
    ..03 to 2.90; P=0.04). In postmenopausal women, higher levels of pulse pressure and systolic blood pressure were strong determinants of CAC, whereas diastolic blood pressure was inversely related...
  47. ncbi request reprint Atherosclerotic calcification and intimal medial thickness of the carotid arteries
    Matthew A Allison
    University of California at San Diego, 8950 Villa La Jolla Drive, Suite C203, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
    Int J Cardiol 103:98-104. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the significance and magnitude of association between IMT and atherosclerotic calcification of the carotid arteries...
  48. ncbi request reprint Age and gender are the strongest clinical correlates of prevalent coronary calcification (R1)
    Matthew A Allison
    University of California at San Diego, 8950 Villa La Jolla Drive, Suite C203, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
    Int J Cardiol 98:325-30. 2005
    ..To determine which of the standard cardiovascular risk factors have the strongest associations with prevalent coronary artery calcification (CAC)...
  49. doi request reprint A high ankle-brachial index is associated with increased cardiovascular disease morbidity and lower quality of life
    Matthew A Allison
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California San Diego, California, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:1292-8. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine if an ankle-brachial index (ABI) >or=1.40 is associated with reduced quality of life (QoL)...
  50. pmc Association of chronic kidney disease with the spectrum of ankle brachial index the CHS (Cardiovascular Health Study)
    Joachim H Ix
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 54:1176-84. 2009
    ..This study sought to determine the association of chronic kidney disease (CKD) with high ankle brachial index (ABI) measurement and to compare its strength with that of CKD with a low ABI...
  51. ncbi request reprint Difference by sex but not by race/ethnicity in the visceral adipose tissue-depressive symptoms association: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Rosemay A Remigio-Baker
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 47:78-87. 2014
    ..e. body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference), but few have examined the association between depressive symptoms and intra-abdominal fat. Of these a limited number assessed the relationship in a multi-racial/ethnic population...
  52. pmc Extremes of an aromatase index predict increased 25-year risk of cardiovascular mortality in older women
    Gail A Laughlin
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 77:391-8. 2012
    ..Peripheral conversion of androgens to oestrogens via aromatase is the primary source of oestrogen in postmenopausal women and may play a role in cardiovascular health...
  53. pmc Emotional and cognitive health correlates of leisure activities in older Latino and Caucasian women
    Angelica P Herrera
    Department of Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, San Diego, USA
    Psychol Health Med 16:661-74. 2011
    ..Latino and Caucasian women participate in different patterns of leisure activities. Additionally, ethnicity significantly affects the relationship between leisure activities and both emotional and cognitive health...
  54. pmc Genetic determinants of the ankle-brachial index: a meta-analysis of a cardiovascular candidate gene 50K SNP panel in the candidate gene association resource (CARe) consortium
    Christina L Wassel
    University of California San Diego, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Atherosclerosis 222:138-47. 2012
    ..We conducted a two stage meta-analysis of ∼50,000 SNPs across ∼2100 candidate genes to identify genetic variants for ABI...
  55. ncbi request reprint Patterns and risk factors for systemic calcified atherosclerosis
    Matthew A Allison
    University of California, San Diego, California, USA
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 24:331-6. 2004
    ..In this study, we aim to determine the patterns of systemic atherosclerotic calcification...
  56. ncbi request reprint Association between the ankle-brachial index and carotid intimal medial thickness in the Rancho Bernardo Study
    Matthew A Allison
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 98:1105-9. 2006
    ..05 for all). In conclusion, an ABI of 1.10 to 1.26 was associated with the lowest levels of cardiovascular disease risk factors and carotid atherosclerosis, suggesting that a new cut point for ABI risk stratification should be considered...
  57. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of a responsible conduct of research course: a preliminary study
    Sean T Powell
    Research Ethics Program, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0612, USA
    Sci Eng Ethics 13:249-64. 2007
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint A comparison of HDL and LDL cholesterol for prevalent coronary calcification
    Matthew A Allison
    University of California at San Diego, 8950 Villa La Jolla Drive, Suite C203, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
    Int J Cardiol 95:55-60. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the correlation and predictive power of HDL-C with LDL-C for prevalent coronary calcification...
  59. pmc Effect of calcium and vitamin D supplementation on blood pressure: the Women's Health Initiative Randomized Trial
    Karen L Margolis
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Box 1524, Mailstop 21111R, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440 1524, USA
    Hypertension 52:847-55. 2008
    ..01 (95% CI: 0.96 to 1.06.) In postmenopausal women, calcium plus vitamin D3 supplementation did not reduce either blood pressure or the risk of developing hypertension over 7 years of follow-up...
  60. ncbi request reprint The predictive power of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol for coronary calcification
    Matthew A Allison
    University of California at San Diego, 8950 Villa La Jolla Drive, Suite C203, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
    Int J Cardiol 90:281-9. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the correlation and predictive power of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol for calcified atheromatous disease as measured by electron beam computed tomography...
  61. doi request reprint Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2, hormone use, and the risk of ischemic stroke in postmenopausal women
    Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    Hypertension 51:1115-22. 2008
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Association between cigarette smoking and colorectal cancer in the Women's Health Initiative
    Electra D Paskett
    Division of Population Sciences, Center for Population Health and Health Disparities, and School of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 99:1729-35. 2007
    ..03, 95% CI = 0.77 to 1.38), compared with never smokers. Passive smoke exposure was not associated with colorectal cancer in adjusted analyses. Thus, active exposure to cigarette smoking appears to be a risk factor for rectal cancer...
  63. ncbi request reprint Estrogen therapy and coronary-artery calcification
    JoAnn E Manson
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    N Engl J Med 356:2591-602. 2007
    ..We examined the relationship between estrogen therapy and coronary-artery calcium in the context of a randomized clinical trial...
  64. ncbi request reprint Glomerular filtration rate and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide as predictors of cardiovascular mortality in vascular patients
    Ramin Shadman
    University of California San Diego, San Diego, California 92093, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:2172-81. 2007
    ..The purpose of this work was to assess the prognostic role of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and NT-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) for mortality end points in the vascular population...
  65. ncbi request reprint Ethnic-specific prevalence of peripheral arterial disease in the United States
    Matthew A Allison
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California San Diego, California, USA
    Am J Prev Med 32:328-33. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to estimate the age-, gender-, and ethnic-specific burden of PAD in the United States for the year 2000...
  66. ncbi request reprint Observational studies and clinical trials of menopausal hormone therapy: can they both be right?
    Matthew A Allison
    Menopause 13:1-3. 2006
  67. doi request reprint Low-fat dietary pattern and risk of treated diabetes mellitus in postmenopausal women: the Women's Health Initiative randomized controlled dietary modification trial
    Lesley F Tinker
    Women s Health Initiative, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, PO Box 19024, Mail Stop M3 A410, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1500-11. 2008
    ..This study was undertaken to assess the effects of a low-fat dietary pattern on incidence of treated diabetes among generally healthy postmenopausal women...
  68. ncbi request reprint Use of natriuretic peptides in pre-participation screening of college athletes
    Lori B Daniels
    Int J Cardiol 124:411-4. 2008
    ....
  69. pmc Abdominal aortic aneurysm events in the women's health initiative: cohort study
    Frank A Lederle
    VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    BMJ 337:a1724. 2008
    ..To assess the association between potential risk factors and subsequent clinically important abdominal aortic aneurysm events (repairs and ruptures) in women...