Elizabeth Delzell

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Medical record validation of self-reported eye diseases and eye care utilization among older adults
    Paul A MacLennan
    Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0016, USA
    Curr Eye Res 38:1-8. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Vehicle rollover risk and electronic stability control systems
    P A MacLennan
    Center for Injury Sciences at UAB, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0016, USA
    Inj Prev 14:154-8. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Injury risks between first- and second-generation airbags in frontal motor vehicle collisions
    Paul A MacLennan
    Center for Injury Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1922 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 40:1371-4. 2008
  4. pmc Risk of injury for occupants of motor vehicle collisions from unbelted occupants
    P A MacLennan
    Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Inj Prev 10:363-7. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Mortality among triazine herbicide manufacturing workers
    Paul A MacLennan
    School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and International Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 533 Ryals Building, 1665 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 66:501-17. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence among triazine herbicide manufacturing workers
    Paul A MacLennan
    Department of Epidemiology and International Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
    J Occup Environ Med 44:1048-58. 2002
  7. pmc Brief report: incidence of selected opportunistic infections among children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    Timothy Beukelman
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Birmingham, AL 35233 1711, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 65:1384-9. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Determinants of low birth weight in urban Pakistan
    Naveed Zafar Janjua
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Blvd, RPHB 430, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Public Health Nutr 12:789-98. 2009
  9. pmc Rates of hospitalized bacterial infection associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and its treatment
    Timothy Beukelman
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, 1600 7th Avenue South, CPP 210, Birmingham, AL 35233 1711, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 64:2773-80. 2012
  10. pmc Association between vaccination for herpes zoster and risk of herpes zoster infection among older patients with selected immune-mediated diseases
    Jie Zhang
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    JAMA 308:43-9. 2012

Detail Information

Publications72

  1. pmc Medical record validation of self-reported eye diseases and eye care utilization among older adults
    Paul A MacLennan
    Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0016, USA
    Curr Eye Res 38:1-8. 2013
    ..National surveys provide annual prevalence estimates but rely on self-report. The validity of self-reported information regarding eye disease has not been adequately explored...
  2. doi request reprint Vehicle rollover risk and electronic stability control systems
    P A MacLennan
    Center for Injury Sciences at UAB, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0016, USA
    Inj Prev 14:154-8. 2008
    ..Introduced in Europe in 1995 and in the USA in 1996, ESC is designed to improve vehicle lateral stability by electronically detecting and automatically assisting drivers in unfavorable situations...
  3. doi request reprint Injury risks between first- and second-generation airbags in frontal motor vehicle collisions
    Paul A MacLennan
    Center for Injury Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1922 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 40:1371-4. 2008
    ..It is possible that compared to earlier airbags second-generation airbags provide less injury protection due to their depowered nature...
  4. pmc Risk of injury for occupants of motor vehicle collisions from unbelted occupants
    P A MacLennan
    Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Inj Prev 10:363-7. 2004
    ..This study evaluated the association between occupant restraint use and the risk of injury (including death) to other vehicle occupants...
  5. ncbi request reprint Mortality among triazine herbicide manufacturing workers
    Paul A MacLennan
    School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and International Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 533 Ryals Building, 1665 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 66:501-17. 2003
    ..It did not provide evidence that employment in triazine herbicide manufacturing and formulating operations was associated causally with overall or cause-specific mortality...
  6. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence among triazine herbicide manufacturing workers
    Paul A MacLennan
    Department of Epidemiology and International Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
    J Occup Environ Med 44:1048-58. 2002
    ..There is no epidemiologic or other information that clearly supports a causal relation between atrazine and prostate cancer...
  7. pmc Brief report: incidence of selected opportunistic infections among children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    Timothy Beukelman
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Birmingham, AL 35233 1711, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 65:1384-9. 2013
    ..To compare incidence rates of selected opportunistic infections among children with and children without juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)...
  8. doi request reprint Determinants of low birth weight in urban Pakistan
    Naveed Zafar Janjua
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Blvd, RPHB 430, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Public Health Nutr 12:789-98. 2009
    ..To identify determinants of low birth weight (LBW) in Karachi, Pakistan, including environmental exposures and nutritional status of the mother during pregnancy...
  9. pmc Rates of hospitalized bacterial infection associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and its treatment
    Timothy Beukelman
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, 1600 7th Avenue South, CPP 210, Birmingham, AL 35233 1711, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 64:2773-80. 2012
    ..To compare the incidence of hospitalized bacterial infections among children with and children without juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and to examine the effects of selected medications...
  10. pmc Association between vaccination for herpes zoster and risk of herpes zoster infection among older patients with selected immune-mediated diseases
    Jie Zhang
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    JAMA 308:43-9. 2012
    ..The safety and effectiveness of the vaccine are unclear for these patients...
  11. doi request reprint Generic alendronate use among Medicare beneficiaries: are Part D data complete?
    Huifeng Yun
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 22:55-63. 2013
    ..Medicare beneficiaries might pay for generic alendronate out-of-pocket without having claims submitted, resulting in misclassification of generic alendronate use in Medicare data...
  12. ncbi request reprint 1,3-Butadiene and leukemia among synthetic rubber industry workers: exposure-response relationships
    Hong Cheng
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ryals School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Chem Biol Interact 166:15-24. 2007
    ..The present results support the presence of a causal relationship between high cumulative exposure and high intensity of exposure to BD and leukemia...
  13. pmc The use, safety, and effectiveness of herpes zoster vaccination in individuals with inflammatory and autoimmune diseases: a longitudinal observational study
    Jie Zhang
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Arthritis Res Ther 13:R174. 2011
    ....
  14. pmc Derivation and preliminary validation of an administrative claims-based algorithm for the effectiveness of medications for rheumatoid arthritis
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama, 510 20th Street South, FOT 805D, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Arthritis Res Ther 13:R155. 2011
    ..We created and tested a claims-based algorithm to serve as a proxy for the clinical effectiveness of RA medications...
  15. pmc Rates of malignancy associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and its treatment
    Timothy Beukelman
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233 1711, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 64:1263-71. 2012
    ..To determine the relative rates of incident malignancy among children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) with respect to treatment as compared to children without JIA...
  16. doi request reprint Central DXA utilization shifts from office-based to hospital-based settings among medicare beneficiaries in the wake of reimbursement changes
    Jie Zhang
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 27:858-64. 2012
    ..The reduction in DXA reimbursement was associated with a decrease in the number of DXAs performed in physician offices and fewer physician offices that provided DXA services...
  17. pmc Improving the prediction of medication compliance: the example of bisphosphonates for osteoporosis
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Med Care 47:334-41. 2009
    ..We tested whether adding information on compliance with other drugs used to treat chronic, asymptomatic conditions would improve the predictive ability of administrative data to identify adherent individuals...
  18. ncbi request reprint Mortality and cancer incidence among tire manufacturing workers hired in or after 1962
    Colleen Beall
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Bermingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 49:680-90. 2007
    ..This study evaluated mortality during 1962 through 2003 and cancer incidence during 1995 through 2003 at a tire manufacturing plant...
  19. doi request reprint Placebo adherence, clinical outcomes, and mortality in the women's health initiative randomized hormone therapy trials
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Ave South, FOT 805D, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Med Care 49:427-35. 2011
    ..We examined associations between adherence to placebo and the risk of fracture, coronary heart disease, cancer, and all-cause mortality in the 2 Women's Health Initiative hormone therapy randomized trials...
  20. pmc Use of a disease risk score to compare serious infections associated with anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy among high- versus lower-risk rheumatoid arthritis patients
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 64:1480-9. 2012
    ..To evaluate whether rates of serious infection with anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients differ in magnitude by specific drugs and patient characteristics...
  21. pmc Adherence with intravenous zoledronate and intravenous ibandronate in the United States Medicare population
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 64:1054-60. 2012
    ..To evaluate adherence to drug therapy among new users of zoledronate and intravenous (IV) ibandronate among US Medicare enrollees...
  22. ncbi request reprint Mortality among semiconductor and storage device-manufacturing workers
    Colleen Beall
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:996-1014. 2005
    ..We evaluated mortality during 1965 to 1999 among 126,836 workers at two semiconductor facilities and one storage device facility...
  23. pmc Population-based fracture risk assessment and osteoporosis treatment disparities by race and gender
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham 35294, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:956-62. 2009
    ..Undertreatment of osteoporosis has been recognized as a common problem in selected patient subgroups. However, primary prevention has been hampered by limited risk assessment tools that can be applied to large populations...
  24. doi request reprint Health services utilization after fractures: evidence from Medicare
    David J Becker
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Blvd, RPHB 330H, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:1012-20. 2010
    ..Postfracture utilization of health care services represents an alternative measure of the resource costs associated with these fractures...
  25. pmc Mortality following bone metastasis and skeletal-related events among patients 65 years and above with lung cancer: A population-based analysis of U.S. Medicare beneficiaries, 1999-2006
    Nalini Sathiakumar
    School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1665 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Lung India 30:20-6. 2013
    ..To quantify the impact of bone metastasis and skeletal-related events (SREs) on mortality among older patients with lung cancer...
  26. pmc Physicians' explanations for apparent gaps in the quality of rheumatology care: results from the US Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 65:235-43. 2013
    ..We described the frequency and nature of physician-reported reasons why recommended care for individual osteoporosis and RA patients was not provided...
  27. doi request reprint Health care expenditures associated with skeletal fractures among Medicare beneficiaries, 1999-2005
    Meredith L Kilgore
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 24:2050-5. 2009
    ..Further research is needed to ascertain other health conditions that are driving costs for Medicare beneficiaries after fractures...
  28. ncbi request reprint Validation of 1,3-butadiene exposure estimates for workers at a synthetic rubber plant
    Nalini Sathiakumar
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Chem Biol Interact 166:29-43. 2007
    ..The estimates were developed without using historical measurement data and have not been validated previously...
  29. doi request reprint A follow-up study of mortality among women in the North American synthetic rubber industry
    Nalini Sathiakumar
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:1314-25. 2009
    ..To evaluate mortality from cancer and other diseases among 4863 women employed at eight North American styrene-butadiene rubber plants. Cancers of the lymphohematopoietic tissues, breast, and ovary were of strongest a priori interest...
  30. pmc The delivery of evidence-based preventive care for older Americans with arthritis
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Arthritis Res Ther 12:R144. 2010
    ..We evaluated the proportion of older Americans with RA, psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and osteoarthritis (OA) receiving these services and the specialty of the providers delivering this care...
  31. pmc Is withholding osteoporosis medication after fracture sometimes rational? A comparison of the risk for second fracture versus death
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 11:584-91. 2010
    ..Among US Medicare beneficiaries, we evaluated the risk for second fracture versus death in the 5 years following a hip, clinical vertebral, and wrist/forearm fracture...
  32. doi request reprint A review of epidemiologic studies of triazine herbicides and cancer
    Nalini Sathiakumar
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0022, USA
    Crit Rev Toxicol 41:1-34. 2011
    ..Based upon the assessment studies, there is no scientific basis for inferring the existence of a causal relationship between triazine exposure and the occurrence of cancer in humans...
  33. pmc The comparative risk of serious infections among rheumatoid arthritis patients starting or switching biological agents
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Ann Rheum Dis 70:1401-6. 2011
    ..This study evaluated the incidence of hospitalised infections among rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients starting or switching various biological agents...
  34. pmc Does medication adherence itself confer fracture protection? An investigation of the healthy adherer effect in observational data
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 64:1855-63. 2012
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  35. doi request reprint Validation of diagnostic codes for subtrochanteric, diaphyseal, and atypical femoral fractures using administrative claims data
    Pongthorn Narongroeknawin
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Clin Densitom 15:92-102. 2012
    ..These claims algorithms will be useful in future population-based observational studies to evaluate associations between osteoporosis medications and subtrochanteric and diaphyseal femoral fractures...
  36. pmc Geographic distribution of endemic fungal infections among older persons, United States
    John W Baddley
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL35294 0006, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:1664-9. 2011
    ..1%) cases, there was no patient exposure to a traditional disease-endemic area. Knowledge of areas where endemic mycosis incidence is increased may affect diagnostic or prevention measures for older adults at risk...
  37. ncbi request reprint A follow-up study of women in the synthetic rubber industry: study methods
    Nalini Sathiakumar
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Chem Biol Interact 166:25-8. 2007
    ....
  38. pmc Regional variation in the denial of reimbursement for bone mineral density testing among US Medicare beneficiaries
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Clin Densitom 11:568-74. 2008
    ..Greater guidance and transparency in coding policies are needed to ensure that DXA as a covered service is reimbursed for Medicare beneficiaries with the appropriate indications...
  39. pmc The relationship between bisphosphonate adherence and fracture: is it the behavior or the medication? Results from the placebo arm of the fracture intervention trial
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 26:683-8. 2011
    ..Nonrandomized studies of interventions designed to maintain or improve bone density and/or hip fracture may need to consider medication compliance as a confounder to better estimate true intervention effects...
  40. ncbi request reprint TCDD exposure-response analysis and risk assessment
    Hong Cheng
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Risk Anal 26:1059-71. 2006
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  41. pmc Favorable selection, risk adjustment, and the Medicare Advantage program
    Michael A Morrisey
    Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Health Serv Res 48:1039-56. 2013
    ..To examine the effects of changes in payment and risk adjustment on (1) the annual enrollment and switching behavior of Medicare Advantage (MA) beneficiaries, and (2) the relative costliness of MA enrollees and disenrollees...
  42. doi request reprint A close examination of healthcare expenditures related to fractures
    Meredith L Kilgore
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 28:816-20. 2013
    ..This suggests that patterns of healthcare services utilization may provide a means to improve fracture prediction rules...
  43. doi request reprint Mortality following bone metastasis and skeletal-related events among women with breast cancer: a population-based analysis of U.S. Medicare beneficiaries, 1999-2006
    Nalini Sathiakumar
    School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 131:231-8. 2012
    ..Having a bone metastasis, as indicated by Medicare claims, was associated strongly with mortality among women with breast cancer. This association was stronger for bone metastasis complicated by SRE than for bone metastasis without SRE...
  44. ncbi request reprint Styrene and ischemic heart disease mortality among synthetic rubber industry workers
    Elizabeth Delzell
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0022, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:1235-43. 2005
    ..We examined the relation between styrene and ischemic heart disease (IHD) mortality among 16,579 men in the synthetic rubber industry...
  45. doi request reprint 1,3-butadiene, styrene and lung cancer among synthetic rubber industry workers
    Nalini Sathiakumar
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:1326-32. 2009
    ..To evaluate the association between cumulative exposure to 1,3-butadiene (BD) or styrene (STY) and lung cancer among synthetic rubber industry workers...
  46. doi request reprint Minor, major, low-trauma, and high-trauma fractures: what are the subsequent fracture risks and how do they vary?
    Amy H Warriner
    Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Curr Osteoporos Rep 9:122-8. 2011
    ..Any initial fracture event is important for patients and caregivers to recognize as an implication for future fracture risk...
  47. doi request reprint Potential and pitfalls of using large administrative claims data to study the safety of osteoporosis therapies
    Jie Zhang
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Services Comparative Effectiveness Research Training Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Boulevard, RPHB 517B, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 13:273-82. 2011
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  48. pmc Using tablet computers compared to interactive voice response to improve subject recruitment in osteoporosis pragmatic clinical trials: feasibility, satisfaction, and sample size
    Amy S Mudano
    Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics CERTs Center for Outcomes Effectiveness Research and Education COERE, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences CCTS, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Patient Prefer Adherence 7:517-23. 2013
    ..Our study looked at a tablet computer versus an integrated voice response system (IVRS) for patient recruitment and screening for an osteoporosis PCT in community physician offices...
  49. pmc Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of pragmatic clinical trials in older adults in the United States
    Kenneth G Saag
    Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics CERTs, Center for Outcomes Effectiveness Research and Education COERE, and Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences CCTS, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 33:1211-6. 2012
    ..Testing and adaptation of such innovations to PCT are anticipated to improve the public health value of these increasingly important studies...
  50. pmc Adaptation of Bayesian data mining algorithms to longitudinal claims data: coxib safety as an example
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics of Musculoskeletal Disorders, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Med Care 46:969-75. 2008
    ..Their adaptation for use with longitudinal data such as administrative claims has not been previously evaluated or validated...
  51. doi request reprint Which fractures are most attributable to osteoporosis?
    Amy H Warriner
    Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 64:46-53. 2011
    ..Determining anatomic sites and circumstances under which a fracture may be a consequence of osteoporosis is a topic of ongoing debate and controversy that is important to both clinicians and researchers...
  52. ncbi request reprint Methodologic issues in follow-up studies of cancer incidence among occupational groups in the United States
    Thomas J Bender
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:170-9. 2006
    ..This article describes procedures for addressing these challenges...
  53. doi request reprint Identifying neonates at a very high risk for mortality among children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia managed with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
    Ramanath N Haricharan
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 44:87-93. 2009
    ....
  54. pmc Benefit of adherence with bisphosphonates depends on age and fracture type: results from an analysis of 101,038 new bisphosphonate users
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 23:1435-41. 2008
    ..These results provide estimates of absolute fracture effectiveness across age subgroups and fracture types that have been minimally evaluated in clinical trials and may be useful for future cost-effectiveness studies...
  55. pmc The incidence of gastrointestinal perforations among rheumatoid arthritis patients
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 63:346-51. 2011
    ..This study was undertaken to characterize the incidence and risk factors for GI perforation in RA patients...
  56. ncbi request reprint Assessment of historical exposures to talc at a mining and milling facility
    Kent Oestenstad
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, 35294 0022, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 46:587-96. 2002
    ..55 with an average difference of 0.01 mg/m(3) and a range of 0.60 to -0.48 mg/m(3). The estimates were considered to be acceptable for determining relative ranking of subjects according to cumulative exposure...
  57. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and socio-demographic factors associated with tobacco smoking among adult males in rural Sindh, Pakistan
    Sajid Ali
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Pakistan
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 37:1054-60. 2006
    ..The high prevalence of smoking suggests that there is an urgent need for developing intervention plans to address this major public health problem in this region...
  58. ncbi request reprint From conflict to collaboration, local political climate accelerates ITREOH's regionalization in South Asia
    Nalini Sathiakumar
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama 352924, USA
    Int J Occup Environ Health 12:386-91. 2006
    ..Research initiatives of regional and/or global concern are also under way in the other participating countries. The combination of face-to-face training with Web-based interaction for follow-up was optimal for short-term training...
  59. ncbi request reprint Historical estimation of exposure to 1,3-butadiene, styrene, and dimethyldithiocarbamate among synthetic rubber workers
    Maurizio Macaluso
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 1:371-90. 2004
    ..Nevertheless, the new exposure estimates were highly correlated with the old, yielding equivalent exposure ranking of workers and were comparable to limited industrial hygiene data published by NIOSH...
  60. ncbi request reprint Importance and challenges of studying marketed drugs: what is a phase IV study? Common clinical research designs, registries, and self-reporting systems
    Stephen P Glasser
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Prev Medicine, 1717 11th Ave S, MT638, Birmingham, AL 35205 4731, USA
    J Clin Pharmacol 47:1074-86. 2007
    ..The authors discuss the different types of study designs that are common under the phase IV terminology and provide some examples. They also discuss the use of registries and self-reporting of adverse events using the MedWatch System...
  61. pmc Longitudinal trends in use of bone mass measurement among older americans, 1999-2005
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 23:1061-7. 2008
    ..Given the importance of central DXA to assess the risk of osteoporotic fractures, strategies to increase central DXA use to test at-risk persons are warranted...
  62. ncbi request reprint Mortality among hourly motor vehicle manufacturing workers
    Elizabeth Delzell
    Department of Epidemiology and International Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:813-30. 2003
    ..Further information on employees' occupational exposures and personal attributes is required to clarify the interpretation of these results...
  63. pmc Maternal nutritional status during pregnancy and surma use determine cord lead levels in Karachi, Pakistan
    Naveed Zafar Janjua
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Blvd, RPHB 430, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Environ Res 108:69-79. 2008
    ..To estimate the umbilical cord blood lead levels (BLLs) of Pakistani neonates and to identify determinants for umbilical BLLs...
  64. ncbi request reprint Occupational exposure to glycol ethers and human congenital malformations
    George Maldonado
    School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware St SE, Mayo Mail Code 807, Minneapolis, MN 55455 0392, USA
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 76:405-23. 2003
    ..This commentary reviews toxicological information and critically evaluates epidemiological information on the relationship between glycol ethers and congenital malformations...
  65. ncbi request reprint Mortality among workers at a talc mining and milling facility
    Yasushi Honda
    Environmental Health Sciences Program, Institute of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan
    Ann Occup Hyg 46:575-85. 2002
    ..This study evaluated mortality among workers at a talc mining and milling facility...
  66. ncbi request reprint Re: Mortality from lymphohematopoietic malignancies among workers in formaldehyde industries
    Mercedes Casanova
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:966-7; author reply 967-8. 2004
  67. ncbi request reprint Chemical exposures in the synthetic rubber industry and lymphohematopoietic cancer mortality
    John J Graff
    Department of Family Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:916-32. 2005
    ..This study evaluated the association between exposure to several chemicals and mortality from lymphohematopoietic cancer (LHC) among 16,579 synthetic rubber industry workers who were followed up from 1943 to 1998...
  68. ncbi request reprint Exposure assessment for retrospective follow-up studies of semiconductor- and storage device-manufacturing workers
    Robert F Herrick
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:983-95. 2005
    ..This exposure assessment was conducted in the first large study of mortality and cancer incidence in semiconductor and storage device manufacturing...
  69. ncbi request reprint Exposure reconstruction for the TCDD-exposed NIOSH cohort using a concentration- and age-dependent model of elimination
    Lesa L Aylward
    Exponent, Inc, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    Risk Anal 25:945-56. 2005
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  70. ncbi request reprint Cancer risk assessment for 1,3-butadiene: dose-response modeling from an epidemiological perspective
    Robert L Sielken
    Sielken and Associates Consulting, Inc, 3833 Texas Avenue, Suite 230, Bryan, TX 77802, USA
    Chem Biol Interact 166:140-9. 2007
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive evaluation of the potential health risks associated with occupational and environmental exposure to styrene
    Joshua T Cohen
    Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev 5:1-265. 2002
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