Zoran Bursac

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Affiliation: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Purposeful selection of variables in logistic regression
    Zoran Bursac
    Biostatistics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
    Source Code Biol Med 3:17. 2008
  2. pmc Bilateral common carotid artery ultrasound for prediction of incident strokes using intima-media thickness and external diameter: an observational study
    Marsha L Eigenbrodt
    College of Medicine and Fay W, Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 11:22. 2013
  3. pmc Hypertabastic survival model
    Mohammad A Tabatabai
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
    Theor Biol Med Model 4:40. 2007
  4. pmc Common carotid artery wall thickness and external diameter as predictors of prevalent and incident cardiac events in a large population study
    Marsha L Eigenbrodt
    Department of Epidemiology, Fay W, Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 5:11. 2007
  5. pmc B-mode ultrasound common carotid artery intima-media thickness and external diameter: cross-sectional and longitudinal associations with carotid atherosclerosis in a large population sample
    Marsha L Eigenbrodt
    Department of Epidemiology, Fay W, Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 6:10. 2008
  6. pmc Effectiveness of adding relapse prevention materials to telephone counseling
    Christine E Sheffer
    Health Behavior and Health Education, Fay W Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 39:71-7. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Making hospital grounds smoke-free: a case study of Arkansas Act 134 of 2005
    Holly C Felix
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Fay W Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 15:E9-15. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Stress, race, and body weight
    Karen Hye cheon Kim
    Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72202, USA
    Health Psychol 28:131-5. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Comparisons of computer-controlled chamber measurements for soil-skin adherence from aluminum and carpet surfaces
    Alesia Ferguson
    College of Public Health, University of Arkansas, 4301 W Markham Street, 820, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
    Environ Res 109:207-14. 2009
  10. pmc Family planning provider referral, facilitation behavior, and patient follow-up for abnormal Pap smears
    Holly C Felix
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Fay W Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 West Markham St, Slot 820, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
    Public Health Rep 124:733-44. 2009

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Publications32

  1. pmc Purposeful selection of variables in logistic regression
    Zoran Bursac
    Biostatistics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
    Source Code Biol Med 3:17. 2008
    ..Those methods are mechanical and as such carry some limitations. Hosmer and Lemeshow describe a purposeful selection of covariates within which an analyst makes a variable selection decision at each step of the modeling process...
  2. pmc Bilateral common carotid artery ultrasound for prediction of incident strokes using intima-media thickness and external diameter: an observational study
    Marsha L Eigenbrodt
    College of Medicine and Fay W, Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 11:22. 2013
    ..Arterial geometry such as large IMT and large diameter may reflect vulnerable plaques and so impact stroke risk. Finally, arterial changes that exist bilaterally may increase stroke risk...
  3. pmc Hypertabastic survival model
    Mohammad A Tabatabai
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
    Theor Biol Med Model 4:40. 2007
    ..Based on the results from the simulation study and two applications, the proposed model shows to be a flexible and promising alternative to practitioners in this field...
  4. pmc Common carotid artery wall thickness and external diameter as predictors of prevalent and incident cardiac events in a large population study
    Marsha L Eigenbrodt
    Department of Epidemiology, Fay W, Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 5:11. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that right common carotid artery (RCCA) diameter would be independently associated with cardiac disease and improve risk discrimination...
  5. pmc B-mode ultrasound common carotid artery intima-media thickness and external diameter: cross-sectional and longitudinal associations with carotid atherosclerosis in a large population sample
    Marsha L Eigenbrodt
    Department of Epidemiology, Fay W, Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 6:10. 2008
    ..Arterial diameter and intima-media thickness (IMT) enlargement may each be related to the atherosclerotic process. Their separate or combined enlargement may indicate different arterial phenotypes with different atherosclerosis risk...
  6. pmc Effectiveness of adding relapse prevention materials to telephone counseling
    Christine E Sheffer
    Health Behavior and Health Education, Fay W Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 39:71-7. 2010
    ..9% versus 10.6%; OR = 1.69; CI = 1.02-2.78; p = .04). Given the recent proliferation of quitline services and the variety of services provided, these results can address concerns about enhancing treatment outcomes for certain groups...
  7. doi request reprint Making hospital grounds smoke-free: a case study of Arkansas Act 134 of 2005
    Holly C Felix
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Fay W Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 15:E9-15. 2009
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  8. doi request reprint Stress, race, and body weight
    Karen Hye cheon Kim
    Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72202, USA
    Health Psychol 28:131-5. 2009
    ..Stress has been identified as a significant factor in health and in racial/ethnic health disparities. A potential mediator in these relationships is body weight...
  9. doi request reprint Comparisons of computer-controlled chamber measurements for soil-skin adherence from aluminum and carpet surfaces
    Alesia Ferguson
    College of Public Health, University of Arkansas, 4301 W Markham Street, 820, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
    Environ Res 109:207-14. 2009
    ..0001). This data set can be used to improve estimates of dermal exposure to contaminants found in soils and dust present in indoor environments...
  10. pmc Family planning provider referral, facilitation behavior, and patient follow-up for abnormal Pap smears
    Holly C Felix
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Fay W Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 West Markham St, Slot 820, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
    Public Health Rep 124:733-44. 2009
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  11. doi request reprint Overweight children, weight-based teasing and academic performance
    Rebecca A Krukowski
    Fay W Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
    Int J Pediatr Obes 4:274-80. 2009
    ..Psychosocial factors, such as weight-based teasing, have been proposed as having a possible mediating role, although they remain largely unexplored...
  12. doi request reprint Establishing validity of the Consensus Auditory-Perceptual Evaluation of Voice (CAPE-V)
    Richard I Zraick
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Mail Slot 772, 4301 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
    Am J Speech Lang Pathol 20:14-22. 2011
    ..This study examined the reliability and the empirical validity of the CAPE-V when used by experienced voice clinicians judging normal and disordered voices...
  13. doi request reprint Changes in school environments with implementation of Arkansas Act 1220 of 2003
    Martha M Phillips
    Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:S54-61. 2010
    ..We conclude that Arkansas Act 1220 of 2003 is associated with a number of changes in school environments and policies, resulting from both statewide and local initiatives spawned by the Act...
  14. doi request reprint Racial disparities in prescriptions for cardioprotective drugs and cardiac outcomes in Veterans Affairs Hospitals
    Jawahar L Mehta
    Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System and Department of Internal Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and Department of Biostatistics, College of Public Health, Little Rock, Arkansas
    Am J Cardiol 105:1019-23. 2010
    ..In conclusion, the lower prescription rates of cardioprotective drugs and lower rates of coronary artery bypass grafting might be a partial basis for the high rates of cardiac morbidity among black patients...
  15. doi request reprint Rates of enrollment in smoking cessation services following fax referrals from a children's hospital
    Laura L Sisterhen
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202 3591, USA
    Acad Pediatr 10:200-4. 2010
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  16. doi request reprint Referral and referral facilitation behavior of family planning providers for women with HIV infection in the southern United States
    Holly C Felix
    Fay W Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:1385-91. 2010
    ..Facilitation of referrals improves referral follow-up. However, little is known about the referral practices and facilitation activities of FP providers for their clients testing positive for HIV...
  17. doi request reprint No change in weight-based teasing when school-based obesity policies are implemented
    Rebecca A Krukowski
    Fay W Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:936-42. 2008
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  18. doi request reprint Soil-skin adherence from carpet: use of a mechanical chamber to control contact parameters
    Alesia C Ferguson
    College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205, USA
    J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 43:1451-8. 2008
    ..This research can be used to improve estimates of dermal exposure to contaminants found in home carpets...
  19. pmc Changing drinking pattern does not influence health perception: a longitudinal study of the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Marsha L Eigenbrodt
    Department of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health and Division of Cardiology in the College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:345-50. 2006
    ..To investigate if dynamic changes in the pattern of alcoholic beverages consumption are associated with modifications in health perception. Design, setting, and..
  20. ncbi request reprint Comparison of mortality rates in statin users versus nonstatin users in a United States veteran population
    Jawahar L Mehta
    Department of Internal Medicine, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 98:923-8. 2006
    ..The benefit observed in this study is unique because almost 1/2 the patients were >or=70 years of age when statin therapy was initiated...
  21. ncbi request reprint Self-reported sugar-sweetened beverage intake among college students
    Delia Smith West
    Fay W Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 West Markham Street, 820, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:1825-31. 2006
    ..To characterize sugar-sweetened beverage intake of college students...
  22. ncbi request reprint Motivational interviewing improves weight loss in women with type 2 diabetes
    Delia Smith West
    UAMS College of Public Health, 4301 West Markham St, 820, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:1081-7. 2007
    ..We sought to determine whether adding motivational interviewing to a behavioral weight control program improves weight loss outcomes and glycemic control for overweight women with type 2 diabetes...
  23. ncbi request reprint Inflammatory markers, angiographic severity of coronary artery disease, and patient outcome
    Rishi Sukhija
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 99:879-84. 2007
    ..In conclusion, in patients hospitalized with chest pain, we found no association of serum levels of hs-CRP, IL-6, or TNF-alpha with coronary atherosclerotic burden or MACEs at 6 months after adjustment for traditional CAD risk factors...
  24. ncbi request reprint Sonographic physical diagnosis 101: teaching senior medical students basic ultrasound scanning skills using a compact ultrasound system
    Teresita L Angtuaco
    Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
    Ultrasound Q 23:157-60. 2007
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  25. pmc Impact of a smoke-free hospital campus policy on employee and consumer behavior
    J Gary Wheeler
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children s Hospital, 800 Marshall St, Little Rock, AR 72202, USA
    Public Health Rep 122:744-52. 2007
    ..We evaluated the effects of implementing a clean air policy on employee attitudes, recruitment, and retention; hospital utilization; and consumer satisfaction in 2003 through 2005...
  26. doi request reprint Parental recognition of overweight in school-age children
    Delia S West
    Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, Fay W Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:630-6. 2008
    ..Examine the accuracy of parental weight perceptions of overweight children before and after the implementation of childhood obesity legislation that included BMI screening and feedback...
  27. doi request reprint Comparison of cannabis and tobacco withdrawal: severity and contribution to relapse
    Alan J Budney
    Center for Addiction Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72206, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 35:362-8. 2008
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  28. doi request reprint Weight loss of black, white, and Hispanic men and women in the Diabetes Prevention Program
    Delia S West
    Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Fay W Boozman College of Public Health, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1413-20. 2008
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Impact of USPSTF practice guidelines on clinician weight loss counseling as reported by obese patients
    Holly Felix
    University of Arkansas at Medical Sciences, Fay W Boozman College of Public Health, Health Behavior and Health Education, USA
    Prev Med 47:394-7. 2008
    ..This study assessed the impact of the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines recommending that clinicians provide weight loss counseling (WLC) to all their obese patients...
  30. pmc Common carotid arterial interadventitial distance (diameter) as an indicator of the damaging effects of age and atherosclerosis, a cross-sectional study of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Community Cohort Limited Access Data (ARICLAD), 1987-89
    Marsha L Eigenbrodt
    Department of Epidemiology, Fay W Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, USA
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 4:1. 2006
    ..The effect of age on common carotid artery diameter is unclear for varying atherosclerosis risk levels...
  31. doi request reprint Effect of statins on fasting plasma glucose in diabetic and nondiabetic patients
    Rishi Sukhija
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
    J Investig Med 57:495-9. 2009
    ..Some studies have suggested that statins may cause hyperglycemia by increasing calcium concentration in the islet cells leading to decrease in insulin release or by decreasing GLUT 4-mediated peripheral glucose uptake...
  32. doi request reprint Effect of statins on the development of renal dysfunction
    Rishi Sukhija
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
    Am J Cardiol 101:975-9. 2008
    ..24, p = 0.0244). In conclusion, statin use may retard the development of renal dysfunction. The beneficial effect of statins in preventing the development of renal dysfunction appears to be independent of their lipid-lowering effect...