T D Koepsell

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Obesity, overweight, and their life course trajectories in veterans and non-veterans
    Thomas D Koepsell
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:434-9. 2012
  2. pmc Hormonal exposures and the risk of intracranial meningioma in women: a population-based case-control study
    Brian Custer
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Cancer 6:152. 2006
  3. ncbi Footwear style and risk of falls in older adults
    Thomas D Koepsell
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1495-501. 2004
  4. ncbi Behavioral risk factors and use of preventive services among veterans in Washington State
    Thomas Koepsell
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, U S Department of Veterans Affairs, VAPSHCS, Box 152E, 1660 S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108 1597, USA
    Prev Med 35:557-62. 2002
  5. ncbi Crosswalk markings and the risk of pedestrian-motor vehicle collisions in older pedestrians
    Thomas Koepsell
    Department of Epidemiology, Box 357236, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    JAMA 288:2136-43. 2002
  6. doi Incidence and descriptive epidemiologic features of traumatic brain injury in King County, Washington
    Thomas D Koepsell
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7236, USA
    Pediatrics 128:946-54. 2011
  7. ncbi An alternative method for estimating efficacy of the AN1792 vaccine for Alzheimer disease
    T D Koepsell
    National Alzheimer s Coordinating Center, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, 4311 11th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Neurology 69:1868-72. 2007
  8. ncbi Education, cognitive function, and severity of neuropathology in Alzheimer disease
    T D Koepsell
    National Alzheimer s Coordinating Center, University of Washington, 4311 11th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Neurology 70:1732-9. 2008
  9. ncbi Obesity, overweight, and weight control practices in U.S. veterans
    Thomas D Koepsell
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Prev Med 48:267-71. 2009
  10. pmc Medical exposures in youth and the frequency of narcolepsy with cataplexy: a population-based case-control study in genetically predisposed people
    Thomas D Koepsell
    Neuroepidemiology Group, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Sleep Res 19:80-6. 2010

Detail Information

Publications118 found, 100 shown here

  1. doi Obesity, overweight, and their life course trajectories in veterans and non-veterans
    Thomas D Koepsell
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:434-9. 2012
    ..These results suggest that Veterans may, on average, have less excess body fat than non-Veterans--a pattern not revealed by standard anthropometric measures...
  2. pmc Hormonal exposures and the risk of intracranial meningioma in women: a population-based case-control study
    Brian Custer
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Cancer 6:152. 2006
    ..The role of exogenous hormone exposures in the development of meningioma is unclear, but these exposures have been proposed as one hypothesis to explain the over-abundance of such tumors in women...
  3. ncbi Footwear style and risk of falls in older adults
    Thomas D Koepsell
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1495-501. 2004
    ..To determine how the risk of a fall in an older adult varies in relation to style of footwear worn...
  4. ncbi Behavioral risk factors and use of preventive services among veterans in Washington State
    Thomas Koepsell
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, U S Department of Veterans Affairs, VAPSHCS, Box 152E, 1660 S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108 1597, USA
    Prev Med 35:557-62. 2002
    ..Little is known about the special preventive health needs of U.S. veterans and the 3.6 million users of VA health care...
  5. ncbi Crosswalk markings and the risk of pedestrian-motor vehicle collisions in older pedestrians
    Thomas Koepsell
    Department of Epidemiology, Box 357236, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    JAMA 288:2136-43. 2002
    ..Motor vehicles struck and killed 4739 pedestrians in the United States in the year 2000. Older pedestrians are at especially high risk...
  6. doi Incidence and descriptive epidemiologic features of traumatic brain injury in King County, Washington
    Thomas D Koepsell
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7236, USA
    Pediatrics 128:946-54. 2011
    ..Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of disability among US children. Our goal was to obtain population-based data on TBI incidence rates...
  7. ncbi An alternative method for estimating efficacy of the AN1792 vaccine for Alzheimer disease
    T D Koepsell
    National Alzheimer s Coordinating Center, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, 4311 11th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Neurology 69:1868-72. 2007
    ..The trialists sought to estimate the efficacy of the vaccine among antibody responders by comparing outcomes among antibody responders in the vaccine group with outcomes among all placebo recipients...
  8. ncbi Education, cognitive function, and severity of neuropathology in Alzheimer disease
    T D Koepsell
    National Alzheimer s Coordinating Center, University of Washington, 4311 11th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Neurology 70:1732-9. 2008
    ..Education may modulate the degree to which the neuropathology of Alzheimer disease (AD) is expressed as impaired cognitive performance...
  9. ncbi Obesity, overweight, and weight control practices in U.S. veterans
    Thomas D Koepsell
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Prev Med 48:267-71. 2009
    ..We assessed the burden of obesity and overweight, as well as trends in weight control practices, among U.S. veterans and users of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care in a large national survey...
  10. pmc Medical exposures in youth and the frequency of narcolepsy with cataplexy: a population-based case-control study in genetically predisposed people
    Thomas D Koepsell
    Neuroepidemiology Group, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Sleep Res 19:80-6. 2010
    ..The association with night terrors could simply reflect early symptoms of narcolepsy, or they could be a prodromal sign of disturbed sleep physiology...
  11. pmc Estimating the population impact of preventive interventions from randomized trials
    Thomas D Koepsell
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Am J Prev Med 40:191-8. 2011
    ....
  12. ncbi Health outcomes associated with beta-blocker and diltiazem treatment of unstable angina
    N L Smith
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 32:1305-11. 1998
    ..We compared long-term health outcomes associated with beta-adrenergic blocking agents and diltiazem treatment for unstable angina...
  13. ncbi Intracranial meningioma and ionizing radiation in medical and occupational settings
    L E Phillips
    Neuroepidemiology Group, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Neurology 64:350-2. 2005
    ..7, 95% CI 1.5 to 9.5), especially for neoplastic conditions. Only four patients (2%) had meningiomas that followed high-dose cranial radiation...
  14. ncbi Use of calcium channel blockers and risk of hospitalized gastrointestinal tract bleeding
    R C Kaplan
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Arch Intern Med 160:1849-55. 2000
    ..We conducted a case-control study of the association between calcium channel blocker use and gastrointestinal (GI) tract bleeding in hypertensive members of a health maintenance organization...
  15. ncbi Prognosis in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a population-based study
    M A del Aguila
    Department of Dental Public Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Neurology 60:813-9. 2003
    ..Accurate information on prognosis of ALS is useful to patients, families, and clinicians...
  16. pmc Formal education and back pain: a review
    C E Dionne
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:455-68. 2001
    ....
  17. ncbi Trends in the post-hospitalization medical treatment of unstable angina pectoris: 1990 to 1995
    N L Smith
    Department of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Am J Cardiol 84:632-8. 1999
    ....
  18. ncbi Myocardial infarction in young women in relation to plasma total homocysteine, folate, and a common variant in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene
    S M Schwartz
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle 98101, USA
    Circulation 96:412-7. 1997
    ....
  19. ncbi High-risk periods for childhood injury among siblings
    B D Johnston
    Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Seattle, WA 91804 2499, USA
    Pediatrics 105:562-8. 2000
    ..To determine whether the risk of unintentional injury requiring emergency department (ED) or inpatient care in children is transiently increased over a 90-day period after injury to a sibling...
  20. ncbi Association of hypothyroidism and obstructive sleep apnea
    V K Kapur
    University of Washington, Seattle and Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 158:1379-83. 1998
    ..47 (95% CI 0.8-2.8). Limitations in study design may have limited our ability to detect a statistically significant association between OSA and hypothyroidism...
  21. ncbi State gun safe storage laws and child mortality due to firearms
    P Cummings
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle 98104 2499, USA
    JAMA 278:1084-6. 1997
    ..These laws are controversial, and their effect on firearm-related injuries is unknown...
  22. ncbi Diastolic blood pressure and the risk of primary cardiac arrest among pharmacologically treated hypertensive patients
    D S Siscovick
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 11:350-6. 1996
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Our findings support available evidence that among hypertensive patients a treated diastolic blood pressure level below 85 mm Hg is associated with cardiac hazards...
  23. ncbi Risk of stroke in young women and two prothrombotic mutations: factor V Leiden and prothrombin gene variant (G20210A)
    W T Longstreth
    Department of Neurology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Stroke 29:577-80. 1998
    ..Factor V Leiden and a prothrombin gene variant, G20210A, are mutations associated with a thrombotic risk. The aim of our study was to assess whether these mutations increase the risk of stroke in women under 45 years of age...
  24. pmc Delivery of primary care to women. Do women's health centers do it better?
    E A Phelan
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 15:8-15. 2000
    ..Women's health centers have been increasing in number but remain relatively unstudied. We examined patient expectations and quality of care at a hospital-based women's health center compared with those at a general medicine clinic...
  25. ncbi Effectiveness of automatic shoulder belt systems in motor vehicle crashes
    F P Rivara
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Box 359960, 325 Ninth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
    JAMA 283:2826-8. 2000
    ..Approximately 10 million cars with automatic shoulder belt systems are currently in use in the United States. However, reports on the effectiveness of such restraints have yielded conflicting results...
  26. ncbi A comparison of pain, functional limitations, and work status indices as outcome measures in back pain research
    C E Dionne
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 24:2339-45. 1999
    ..We conducted a prospective study with a 2-year follow-up...
  27. ncbi Studying injuries with case-control methods in the emergency department
    P Cummings
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Community Medicine and Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 31:99-105. 1998
    ..With careful attention to the selection of study subjects, valid case-control studies of the causes of some injuries can be conducted in the ED...
  28. ncbi Assessment of occupational exposures in community-based case-control studies
    V McGuire
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 19:35-53. 1998
    ..Methods to assess the presence and magnitude of differential reporting by cases and controls are outlined, together with analytic strategies to improve the classification of occupational exposures...
  29. pmc Drowsiness, counter-measures to drowsiness, and the risk of a motor vehicle crash
    P Cummings
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center and the Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle 98104 2499, USA
    Inj Prev 7:194-9. 2001
    ..This study sought to estimate how drowsiness related factors, and factors that might counteract drowsiness, are related to the risk of a crash...
  30. ncbi Adolescents' use of emergency contraception provided by Washington State pharmacists
    G S Sucato
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 14:163-9. 2001
    ..To increase knowledge about adolescents who obtained emergency contraceptive pills (ECP) directly from a pharmacist without first contacting a physician...
  31. ncbi Visual impairment and cognitive dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease
    R F Uhlmann
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle
    J Gen Intern Med 6:126-32. 1991
    ..Further studies are needed to determine whether visual impairment unmasks and exacerbates the symptoms of dementia or is a marker of disease severity...
  32. ncbi Association of lower continuity of care with greater risk of emergency department use and hospitalization in children
    D A Christakis
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98103 8652, USA
    Pediatrics 107:524-9. 2001
    ..The benefits of continuity of pediatric care remain controversial...
  33. ncbi Effect of a ban on carrying firearms on homicide rates in 2 Colombian cities
    A Villaveces
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, and the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    JAMA 283:1205-9. 2000
    ..Homicide is a leading cause of death in Colombia, with much of the fatal interpersonal violence concentrated in the country's largest cities. Firearms are involved in as much as 80% of homicides in Colombia...
  34. ncbi Firearm safety counseling in primary care pediatrics: a randomized, controlled trial
    D C Grossman
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    Pediatrics 106:22-6. 2000
    ..Physicians have been encouraged to counsel families about risks associated with gun ownership, but the effectiveness of physician counseling regarding gun safety is unknown...
  35. ncbi Deaths attributed to pediatric complex chronic conditions: national trends and implications for supportive care services
    C Feudtner
    Child Health Institute, University of Washington, USA
    Pediatrics 107:E99. 2001
    ..We do not know, however, the extent of this population or how it is changing over time...
  36. pmc Statistical and design issues in studies of groups
    P Cummings
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center and the Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle 98104 2499, USA
    Inj Prev 8:6-7. 2002
  37. pmc Have outcomes of incisional hernia repair improved with time? A population-based analysis
    David R Flum
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Ann Surg 237:129-35. 2003
    ..To determine if certain outcomes of incisional hernia repair have improved in recent eras...
  38. ncbi Hepatitis C virus infection and the prevalence of renal insufficiency
    Lorien S Dalrymple
    Health Services Research and Development Northwest Center of Excellence, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2:715-21. 2007
    ..Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is associated with pathologic changes in the kidney. However, the association between HCV and renal dysfunction is not well defined...
  39. pmc Prevalence of narcolepsy in King County, Washington, USA
    W T Longstreth
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Sleep Med 10:422-6. 2009
    ..Relatively few epidemiologic studies have focused on narcolepsy, a disabling sleep disorder with a strong association with HLA-DQB1 *0602...
  40. pmc Active and passive smoking and risk of narcolepsy in people with HLA DQB1*0602: a population-based case-control study
    Thanh G N Ton
    Neuroepidemiology Group, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 32:114-21. 2009
    ..We examined the risk of narcolepsy associated with active and passive smoking among genetically susceptible individuals...
  41. pmc Depression and use of a health plan-sponsored physical activity program by older adults
    Huong Q Nguyen
    Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:111-7. 2008
    ..There are no published studies on how depression influences participation in health plan-sponsored physical activity programs and how participation affects depression risk in older adults in nonresearch settings...
  42. ncbi Analysis of clustered data in multicentre trauma studies
    Bahman Roudsari
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Injury 37:614-21. 2006
    ..A standard measure of the correlation between observations within each centre is the Intraclass Correlation Coefficient (ICC)...
  43. doi Survival after orthotopic liver transplantation: the impact of antibody against hepatitis B core antigen in the donor
    Lei Yu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System and University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195 6424, USA
    Liver Transpl 15:1343-50. 2009
    ..Matching these donors to recipients with anti-HBs pre-transplantation may be especially safe...
  44. ncbi Turning at intersections and pedestrian injuries
    Bahman Roudsari
    Department of Epidemiology and Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Traffic Inj Prev 7:283-9. 2006
    ..To evaluate if precrash vehicle movement is associated with the severity of pedestrian injury...
  45. ncbi The clinical and economic correlates of misdiagnosed appendicitis: nationwide analysis
    David R Flum
    Department of Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Washington, H 220 Health Sciences Center, Box 357183, Seattle, WA 98195 7183, USA
    Arch Surg 137:799-804; discussion 804. 2002
    ..Negative appendectomy (NA)--the nonincidental removal of a normal appendix--occurs commonly but the associated clinical- and system-level costs are not well studied...
  46. ncbi Intraoperative cholangiography and risk of common bile duct injury during cholecystectomy
    David R Flum
    The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, The Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 6410, USA
    JAMA 289:1639-44. 2003
    ..Intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) may decrease the risk of common bile duct (CBD) injury during cholecystectomy by helping to avoid misidentification of the CBD...
  47. doi Using target population specification, effect size, and reach to estimate and compare the population impact of two PTSD preventive interventions
    Douglas F Zatzick
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Research Faculty, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA, USA
    Psychiatry 72:346-59. 2009
    ..By specifying a target population, effect size and reach could be combined to project the overall population impact of each PTSD prevention approach...
  48. doi Stability of treatment for anterior open-bite malocclusion: a meta-analysis
    Geoffrey M Greenlee
    Department of Orthodontics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7446, USA
    Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 139:154-69. 2011
    ..Our objective was to review and compile evidence for the stability of surgical and nonsurgical therapies for AOB malocclusion. Our data sources were PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, limited gray literature search, and hand searching...
  49. ncbi Apolipoprotein E genotype and the risk of gallbladder disease in pregnancy
    C W Ko
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Hepatology 31:18-23. 2000
    ..However, an effect could not be ruled out in certain subgroups, such as blacks or women who are homozygous for apoE4...
  50. ncbi Intravenous magnesium as an adjuvant in acute bronchospasm: a meta-analysis
    H J Alter
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and the Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 36:191-7. 2000
    ..Although several trials have been published evaluating intravenous magnesium sulfate as treatment for acute bronchospasm, its effectiveness for this indication remains unclear, prompting this meta-analysis...
  51. ncbi The effect of Medicare's payment system for rehabilitation hospitals on length of stay, charges, and total payments
    L Chan
    Division of Clinical Standards and Quality, Health Care Financing Administration, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
    N Engl J Med 337:978-85. 1997
    ..We hypothesized that per-patient charges would increase during the base year and then decrease in subsequent years. Hospitals would thus have higher reimbursement limits and receive incentive payments for reducing their charges...
  52. ncbi Hypertension and outcomes research. From clinical trials to clinical epidemiology
    B M Psaty
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Am J Hypertens 9:178-83. 1996
    ..Consistency of findings across various study designs, outcomes, and populations is critical to the practice of evidence-based medicine and the effort to maximize the health benefits of antihypertensive therapies...
  53. ncbi Primary and secondary prevention of alcohol problems: U.S. internist attitudes and practices
    K A Bradley
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 10:67-72. 1995
    ..The effectiveness of such secondary prevention is limited, however, by incomplete screening regarding level of alcohol consumption...
  54. ncbi Hypothesis: a motor neuron toxin produced by a clostridial species residing in gut causes ALS
    W T Longstreth
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Med Hypotheses 64:1153-6. 2005
    ..If this hypothesis were correct, treatment with appropriate antibiotics or antitoxins might slow or halt progression of disease, and immunization might prevent disease...
  55. ncbi History of head trauma and risk of intracranial meningioma: population-based case-control study
    L E Phillips
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Neurology 58:1849-52. 2002
    ..33; 95% CI = 2.06, 9.10). A dose-response relationship was present for number, but not severity, of head traumas. Whether the associations observed in this study are causal remains unclear...
  56. ncbi Misdiagnosis of appendicitis and the use of diagnostic imaging
    David R Flum
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 6410, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 201:933-9. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between CT/US and NA in common practice...
  57. ncbi Formal education and back-related disability. In search of an explanation
    C Dionne
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 20:2721-30. 1995
    ..A wide range of variables may mediate the education-back-related disability association, including a propensity to report diffuse physical symptoms (somatization), lifestyle (e.g., cigarette smoking), and occupational factors...
  58. pmc Incidence and outcome of injury in Ghana: a community-based survey
    C N Mock
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 77:955-64. 1999
    ..In rural areas, agricultural injuries contributed the largest burden of morbidity, and should be a priority for prevention efforts...
  59. ncbi The relative risk of myocardial infarction in patients who have high blood pressure and non-cardiac pain
    B M Psaty
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Washington, Seattle
    J Gen Intern Med 2:381-7. 1987
    ..03. Among patients who have high blood pressure but no history of angina, presentations with prodromal symptoms in the primary care setting are so common that only about one in 100 such visits actually heralds myocardial infarction...
  60. ncbi Prevention of chickenpox in reproductive-age women: cost-effectiveness of routine prenatal screening with postpartum vaccination of susceptibles
    W J Smith
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 92:535-45. 1998
    ..To evaluate economic and clinical outcomes of a program of routine prenatal serotesting for varicella and postpartum vaccination of seronegative women...
  61. ncbi The nationwide frequency of major adverse outcomes in antireflux surgery and the role of surgeon experience, 1992-1997
    David R Flum
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 7183, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 195:611-8. 2002
    ..The population level frequency of adverse events after antireflux procedures and its relationship to surgical experience has not been well studied...
  62. ncbi Active and passive cigarette smoking and risk of intracranial meningioma
    Leslie E Phillips
    Department of Neurology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 24:117-22. 2005
    ..0; 95% CI 1.1-3.5), and risk increased with increasing duration of exposure (p for trend = 0.02). Uncertain is whether these findings reflect a true biological phenomenon or result from chance or uncontrolled confounding...
  63. ncbi The acute medical care costs of fall-related injuries among the U.S. older adults
    Bahman S Roudsari
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104 2499, USA
    Injury 36:1316-22. 2005
    ....
  64. ncbi Do cases and controls matched on the first eight digits of their telephone number share geographic proximity and socioeconomic characteristics?
    Lynda F Voigt
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:299-304. 2006
    ..The aim of this study is to assess the geographic proximity of cases and controls who share the same "stem" of their telephone number (area code, prefix, and next two digits) and compare their socioeconomic characteristics...
  65. ncbi Colorectal cancer among Asians and Pacific Islanders in the U.S.: survival disadvantage for the foreign-born
    John H Choe
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Avenue, Box 359780, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 29:361-8. 2005
    ..Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have better colorectal cancer survival than other racial populations. However, immigrants face challenges that may place them at higher risk for late diagnosis and death...
  66. ncbi Epidemiology of musculoskeletal injuries among high school cross-country runners
    Mitchell J Rauh
    Graduate Program in Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UT 84601, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 163:151-9. 2006
    ..Preseason screening to determine risk factors should be examined as a preventive approach for identifying high-risk runners...
  67. ncbi Evaluation of a community-based handgun safe-storage campaign
    Elanor A Sidman
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Pediatrics 115:e654-61. 2005
    ..This study examined a multifaceted community education campaign to promote safe handgun storage and the campaign's impact on firearm locking and loading practices in households with children...
  68. ncbi The risk of reinjury in relation to time since first injury: a retrospective population-based study
    Stewart S Worrell
    Departmens of Epidemiology, Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104 2499, USA
    J Trauma 60:379-84. 2006
    ..Trauma victims have been found to be at increased risk for reinjury. Determining the risk factors for reinjury and the temporal pattern of reinjury risk can help with targeting of intervention strategies for preventing trauma recurrence...
  69. ncbi Effectiveness of a community-based multifactorial intervention on falls and fall risk factors in community-living older adults: a randomized, controlled trial
    Anne Shumway-Cook
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:1420-7. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a 12-month community-based intervention on falls and risk factors (balance, lower extremity strength, and mobility) in community-living older adults...
  70. ncbi The National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center (NACC) database: the Uniform Data Set
    Duane L Beekly
    Department of Epidemiology, National Alzheimer s Coordinating Center, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 21:249-58. 2007
    ..Thus, the NACC web site (https://www.alz.washington.edu) was enhanced to provide efficient and secure access data submission and retrieval systems...
  71. ncbi International comparison of prehospital trauma care systems
    Bahman S Roudsari
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Texas, School of Public Health, Dallas, USA
    Injury 38:993-1000. 2007
    ..These environments represent the continuum of prehospital care in high income countries with more advanced prehospital trauma care systems...
  72. doi Intrapartum fever and chorioamnionitis as risks for encephalopathy in term newborns: a case-control study
    Heidi K Blume
    Division of Pediatric Neurology, Children s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Dev Med Child Neurol 50:19-24. 2008
    ..Infants born to women with signs of chorioamnionitis other than isolated intrapartum fever may be at higher risk of encephalopathy than those exposed only to isolated intrapartum fever...
  73. ncbi Emergency Medical Service (EMS) systems in developed and developing countries
    Bahman S Roudsari
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Texas, School of Public Health, TX, USA
    Injury 38:1001-13. 2007
    ..To compare patient- and injury-related characteristics of trauma victims and pre-hospital trauma care systems among different developed and developing countries...
  74. ncbi The epidemiology of narcolepsy
    W T Longstreth
    Neuroepidemiology Research Group, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Sleep 30:13-26. 2007
    ..Identification of modifiable risk factors will help to prevent this disease...
  75. doi Generalizability of the results of randomized trials
    Noel S Weiss
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, F263 Health Sciences Center, Campus Box 357236, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:133-5. 2008
  76. pmc Maternal DDT exposures in relation to fetal and 5-year growth
    Todd A Jusko
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Epidemiology 17:692-700. 2006
    ..Furthermore, only a portion of these studies have investigated in utero exposures and growth during childhood...
  77. ncbi Outcomes of trauma patients after transfer to a level I trauma center
    Frederick P Rivara
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Trauma 64:1594-9. 2008
    ..We sought to compare the survival of injured patients after transfer to a trauma center with survival from a comparable time after injury among patients who had been admitted to the trauma center directly from the scene of injury...
  78. pmc Association of the built environment with physical activity and obesity in older persons
    Ethan M Berke
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:486-92. 2007
    ..We examined whether older persons who live in areas that are conducive to walking are more active or less obese than those living in areas where walking is more difficult...
  79. ncbi Psychiatric distress amplifies symptoms after surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis
    Greg E Davis
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 132:189-96. 2005
    ..We hypothesized that subjects with psychiatric distress (somatization, anxiety, and depression) would report more severe long-term sinus symptoms and worse quality of life (QOL) than subjects without psychiatric distress...
  80. ncbi Direct-to-consumer marketing of osteoporosis drugs and bone densitometry
    Matthew F Hollon
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 37:976-81. 2003
    ..To determine whether there is an association between a woman's exposure to direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertisements for 2 osteoporosis drugs and presentation for bone densitometry...
  81. ncbi Pediatricians' reported practices regarding early education and Head Start referral
    Michael Silverstein
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
    Pediatrics 111:1351-7. 2003
    ..Early learning programs have proven benefits for impoverished children; Head Start is the most widespread of such programs. The current involvement of pediatricians in the Head Start enrollment process is unknown...
  82. ncbi Health care utilization and expenditures associated with child care attendance: a nationally representative sample
    Michael Silverstein
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Pediatrics 111:e371-5. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the patterns of health care utilization and costs associated with attendance at different types of child care, among a nationally representative sample of preschool-aged children...
  83. ncbi Too small for a seatbelt: predictors of booster seat use by child passengers
    Beth E Ebel
    Department of Pediatrics, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    Pediatrics 111:e323-7. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to measure booster seat use directly, determine factors predictive of proper child restraint, and assess parental reasons for booster use and nonuse...
  84. ncbi Use of child booster seats in motor vehicles following a community campaign: a controlled trial
    Beth E Ebel
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, 325 Ninth Ave, Box 359960, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    JAMA 289:879-84. 2003
    ..Once children have outgrown car seats, booster seats protect from injury better than lap and shoulder belts alone. However, the majority of children aged 4 to 8 years use only an adult seat belt...
  85. pmc Primary care delivery is associated with greater physician experience and improved survival among persons with AIDS
    Mari M Kitahata
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:95-103. 2003
    ..It has been shown that greater physician experience in the care of persons with AIDS prolongs survival, but how more experienced primary care physicians achieve better outcomes is not known...
  86. ncbi Association of alcohol-related laws with deaths due to motor vehicle and motorcycle crashes in the United States, 1980-1997
    Andres Villaveces
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:131-40. 2003
    ..86, 0.90) and administrative license revocation laws (adjusted RR = 0.95, 95% CI: 0.93, 0.98). Overall motorcycle mortality was lower when administrative license revocation laws were in effect (adjusted RR = 0.95, 95% CI: 0.92, 0.98)...
  87. ncbi Characteristics of telephone survey respondents according to willingness to participate
    Lynda F Voigt
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:66-73. 2003
    ..These findings suggest that additional effort expended in recruiting reluctant respondents may often result in more accurate estimates of population characteristics that are of interest in epidemiologic research...
  88. ncbi The association between breast carcinoma and meningioma in women
    Brian S Custer
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Cancer 94:1626-35. 2002
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  89. ncbi Assessing cervical cancer risk in Hispanics
    Gloria D Coronado
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington 98109, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 11:979-84. 2002
    ..The rapidly growing Hispanic population and the excess incidence of cervical cancer in this population requires improving the accuracy of ethnicity information...
  90. ncbi Effectiveness of screening examinations to detect unrecognized exercise-induced bronchoconstriction
    Teal S Hallstrand
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, The School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
    J Pediatr 141:343-8. 2002
    ....
  91. ncbi Is the use of benzodiazepines associated with incident disability?
    Shelly L Gray
    School of Pharmacy, Health Sciences Center H 3651 D, Box 357630, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1012-8. 2002
    ....
  92. ncbi Re: All-cause mortality in randomized trials of cancer screening
    Noel S Weiss
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:864-5; author reply 865-6. 2002
  93. ncbi Oral contraceptive use and association with glucose, insulin, and diabetes in young adult women: the CARDIA Study. Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults
    Catherine Kim
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Diabetes Care 25:1027-32. 2002
    ..We studied the associations between 1) current use of oral contraceptives (OCs) and 2) glucose levels, insulin levels, and diabetes in young women...
  94. ncbi Characteristics of deaths occurring in children's hospitals: implications for supportive care services
    Chris Feudtner
    Child Health Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98103 8552, USA
    Pediatrics 109:887-93. 2002
    ..End-of-life care is an important yet underdeveloped component of pediatric hospital services...
  95. ncbi Increasing incidence of serious hypoglycemia in insulin users
    Eric S Johnson
    Department of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Box 357630, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:253-9. 2002
    ..The incidence increased by approximately 24% per year (rate ratio = 1.24; 95% CI, 1.11 to 1.38) from 1993 through 1997, perhaps reflecting physicians' and patients' efforts to intensify glucose management...
  96. ncbi Provision of pneumococcal prophylaxis for publicly insured children with sickle cell disease
    Colin M Sox
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 7183, USA
    JAMA 290:1057-61. 2003
    ..It is recommended that children younger than 5 years with sickle cell disease (SCD) take daily prophylactic antibiotics to prevent pneumococcal infections; however, how much prophylactic medication they actually are dispensed is unclear...
  97. ncbi Biomechanical properties of shoes and risk of falls in older adults
    Allan F Tencer
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Orthopedic Sciences Laboratory, Harborview Medical Center, MS 359798, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1840-6. 2004
    ..To determine the relationships between the biomechanical properties of shoes worn in a cohort of healthy older adults and the risk of falling...
  98. ncbi The impact of low health literacy on surgical practice
    Lisa D Chew
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Health Services Research and Development S 152, 1660 S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Am J Surg 188:250-3. 2004
    ..We sought to determine the prevalence of low health literacy (LHL) among patients in a preoperative clinic, the characteristics associated with LHL, and the association between LHL and adherence to preoperative instructions...
  99. ncbi Elevated prevalence of hepatitis C infection in users of United States veterans medical centers
    Jason A Dominitz
    Epidemiologic Research and Information Center VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108 1597, USA
    Hepatology 41:88-96. 2005
    ..In conclusion, the prevalence of hepatitis C in these subjects exceeds the estimate from the general US population by more than 2-fold, likely reflecting more exposure to traditional risk factors among these veterans...
  100. ncbi Effect of a clinic-based referral system to head start: a randomized controlled trial
    Michael Silverstein
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass 02118, USA
    JAMA 292:968-71. 2004
    ..Early childhood development programs such as Head Start have proven benefits for impoverished children. However, few physicians assist families with enrollment...
  101. pmc International variation in screening mammography interpretations in community-based programs
    Joann G Elmore
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 95:1384-93. 2003
    ..To evaluate international variability in mammography interpretation, we analyzed published reports from community-based screening programs from around the world...