Robert Blank

Summary

Affiliation: University of Wisconsin
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Spectroscopically determined collagen Pyr/deH-DHLNL cross-link ratio and crystallinity indices differ markedly in recombinant congenic mice with divergent calculated bone tissue strength
    Robert D Blank
    Research Division, The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York, USA
    Connect Tissue Res 44:134-42. 2003
  2. doi request reprint "Evidence-based" or "logic-based" medicine?
    R D Blank
    Geriatrics Research, Education, and Clinical Center, William S Middleton Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI, USA
    Osteoporos Int 21:1681-3. 2010
  3. pmc Lack of evidence of WNT3A as a candidate gene for congenital vertebral malformations
    Nader Ghebranious
    University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, Wisconsin, USA and Geriatrics Research, Education, and Clinical Center, William S, Middleton Veterans Administration Medical Center, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    Scoliosis 2:13. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Official Positions for FRAX® clinical regarding prior fractures from Joint Official Positions Development Conference of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry and International Osteoporosis Foundation on FRAX®
    Robert D Blank
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA
    J Clin Densitom 14:205-11. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Patient variables impact lumbar spine dual energy X-ray absorptiometry precision
    R D Blank
    Osteoporosis Clinical Center and Research Program, University of Wisconsin, and GRECC, William S Middleton Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI, USA
    Osteoporos Int 17:768-74. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint An atlas improves interobserver agreement regarding application of the ISCD vertebral body exclusion criteria
    Karen E Hansen
    Osteoporosis Research Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53792, USA
    J Clin Densitom 10:359-64. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Dental phenotype of the col1a2(oim) mutation: DI is present in both homozygotes and heterozygotes
    Gloria E Lopez Franco
    Endocrinology Section, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792, USA
    Bone 36:1039-46. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Interobserver reproducibility of criteria for vertebral body exclusion
    Karen E Hansen
    Rheumatology Section, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin, William S Middleton Veterans Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 20:501-8. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Dual energy X ray absorptiometry of ex vivo HcB/Dem mouse long bones: left are denser than right
    Gloria E Lopez Franco
    Section of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, 600 Highland Ave, Madison, WI, 53792, USA
    Calcif Tissue Int 76:26-31. 2005
  10. pmc Linkage mapping of femoral material properties in a reciprocal intercross of HcB-8 and HcB-23 recombinant mouse strains
    Neema Saless
    University of Wisconsin, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792, USA
    Bone 46:1251-9. 2010

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. ncbi request reprint Spectroscopically determined collagen Pyr/deH-DHLNL cross-link ratio and crystallinity indices differ markedly in recombinant congenic mice with divergent calculated bone tissue strength
    Robert D Blank
    Research Division, The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York, USA
    Connect Tissue Res 44:134-42. 2003
    ..The data illustrate the importance of material properties in addition to mineral quantity to bone tissue strength...
  2. doi request reprint "Evidence-based" or "logic-based" medicine?
    R D Blank
    Geriatrics Research, Education, and Clinical Center, William S Middleton Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI, USA
    Osteoporos Int 21:1681-3. 2010
    ..We therefore disagree with the notion that a densitometric threshold for treatment should be applied to patients over age 50 who suffer low trauma distal radius fracture...
  3. pmc Lack of evidence of WNT3A as a candidate gene for congenital vertebral malformations
    Nader Ghebranious
    University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, Wisconsin, USA and Geriatrics Research, Education, and Clinical Center, William S, Middleton Veterans Administration Medical Center, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    Scoliosis 2:13. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that WNT3A mutations might account for a subset of congenital vertebral malformations...
  4. doi request reprint Official Positions for FRAX® clinical regarding prior fractures from Joint Official Positions Development Conference of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry and International Osteoporosis Foundation on FRAX®
    Robert D Blank
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA
    J Clin Densitom 14:205-11. 2011
    ..Emerging topics for future research include fracture epidemiology in non-European populations and men, the impact of fractures in family members other than parents, and the genetic contribution to fracture risk...
  5. ncbi request reprint Patient variables impact lumbar spine dual energy X-ray absorptiometry precision
    R D Blank
    Osteoporosis Clinical Center and Research Program, University of Wisconsin, and GRECC, William S Middleton Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI, USA
    Osteoporos Int 17:768-74. 2006
    ..Changes in bone mineral density are used to monitor osteoporosis therapy. To determine whether a change in bone mass is clinically significant, the precision of bone mineral density measurements must be known...
  6. ncbi request reprint An atlas improves interobserver agreement regarding application of the ISCD vertebral body exclusion criteria
    Karen E Hansen
    Osteoporosis Research Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53792, USA
    J Clin Densitom 10:359-64. 2007
    ..Furthermore, correlations in T-score improved in 7 of 10 physician pairs after atlas review. We conclude that an interactive atlas promotes uniform lumbar spine DXA interpretation...
  7. ncbi request reprint Dental phenotype of the col1a2(oim) mutation: DI is present in both homozygotes and heterozygotes
    Gloria E Lopez Franco
    Endocrinology Section, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792, USA
    Bone 36:1039-46. 2005
    ..Our findings demonstrate that both oim/oim and oim/+ mice suffer from DI. The more severe incisor phenotype may reflect incisors' continuous growth...
  8. ncbi request reprint Interobserver reproducibility of criteria for vertebral body exclusion
    Karen E Hansen
    Rheumatology Section, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin, William S Middleton Veterans Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 20:501-8. 2005
    ..Our results suggest that reproducibility may be improved by specifically addressing the sources of interobserver disagreement...
  9. ncbi request reprint Dual energy X ray absorptiometry of ex vivo HcB/Dem mouse long bones: left are denser than right
    Gloria E Lopez Franco
    Section of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, 600 Highland Ave, Madison, WI, 53792, USA
    Calcif Tissue Int 76:26-31. 2005
    ..These observations may represent the densitometric manifestation of behavioral and neuroanatomical lateralization in laboratory mice...
  10. pmc Linkage mapping of femoral material properties in a reciprocal intercross of HcB-8 and HcB-23 recombinant mouse strains
    Neema Saless
    University of Wisconsin, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792, USA
    Bone 46:1251-9. 2010
    ..Mapping QTLs for tissue-level biomechanical performance advances understanding of the genetic basis of bone quality...
  11. doi request reprint Quantitative trait loci for biomechanical performance and femoral geometry in an intercross of recombinant congenic mice: restriction of the Bmd7 candidate interval
    Neema Saless
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    FASEB J 23:2142-54. 2009
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  12. ncbi request reprint Accuracy and precision of PIXImus densitometry for ex vivo mouse long bones: comparison of technique and software version
    Gloria E Lopez Franco
    Section of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI 53792 5148, USA
    J Clin Densitom 7:326-33. 2004
    ..Our findings establish the limitations of ex vivo densitometry with the PIXImus and support our recommendation that investigators seek position artifacts in their instruments...
  13. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of SLC35A3 as a candidate gene for human vertebral malformations
    Nader Ghebranious
    Molecular Diagnostics Genotyping Laboratory, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 140:1346-8. 2006
  14. ncbi request reprint DLL3 as a candidate gene for vertebral malformations
    Philip F Giampietro
    Department of Medical Genetic Services, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin 54449, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 140:2447-53. 2006
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  15. pmc Congenital and idiopathic scoliosis: clinical and genetic aspects
    Philip F Giampietro
    Medical Genetics Services, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin 54449, USA
    Clin Med Res 1:125-36. 2003
    ..Utilizing synteny analysis of the mouse and human genetic databases, likely candidate genes for human CS and IS were identified...

Research Grants2

  1. Congenic Mouse Strains Harboring Bone Strength Quantitative Trait Loci
    Robert Blank; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We will confirm that the bone effects persist following the breeding program. We will perform additional genetic experiments to identify the responsible genes. ..
  2. Congenic Mouse Strains Harboring Bone Strength Quantitative Trait Loci
    Robert D Blank; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will confirm that the bone effects persist following the breeding program. We will perform additional genetic experiments to identify the responsible genes. ..