Silvina Levis

Summary

Affiliation: University of Miami
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The role of diet in osteoporosis prevention and management
    Silvina Levis
    Geriatrics Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL 33101, USA
    Curr Osteoporos Rep 10:296-302. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Summary of AHRQ's comparative effectiveness review of treatment to prevent fractures in men and women with low bone density or osteoporosis: update of the 2007 report
    Silvina Levis
    Osteoporosis Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 18:S1-15; discussion S13. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Alendronate reduces the risk of multiple symptomatic fractures: results from the fracture intervention trial
    Silvina Levis
    Department of Medicine, Osteoporosis Center, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1475 Northwest 12 Avenue, Suite 407, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:409-15. 2002
  4. pmc Design and baseline characteristics of the soy phytoestrogens as replacement estrogen (SPARE) study--a clinical trial of the effects of soy isoflavones in menopausal women
    Silvina Levis
    Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33125, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 31:293-302. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Soy isoflavones in the prevention of menopausal bone loss and menopausal symptoms: a randomized, double-blind trial
    Silvina Levis
    Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:1363-9. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Vitamin d deficiency and seasonal variation in an adult South Florida population
    Silvina Levis
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center 11 GRC, 1201 NW 16 Street, Miami, Florida 33125, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:1557-62. 2005
  7. pmc The role of soy foods in the treatment of menopausal symptoms
    Silvina Levis
    Division of Geriatrics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Nutr 140:2318S-2321S. 2010
  8. doi request reprint The response of elderly veterans to daily vitamin D3 supplementation of 2,000 IU: a pilot efficacy study
    E Paul Cherniack
    Geriatrics Institute, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:286-90. 2011
  9. pmc Plasma neuropeptide Y: a biomarker for symptom severity in chronic fatigue syndrome
    MARY A FLETCHER
    Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1600 NW 10th Ave, Miami, FL USA
    Behav Brain Funct 6:76. 2010
  10. pmc Self-reported versus measured height and weight in Hispanic and non-Hispanic menopausal women
    Marcio L Griebeler
    Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 20:599-604. 2011

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. doi request reprint The role of diet in osteoporosis prevention and management
    Silvina Levis
    Geriatrics Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL 33101, USA
    Curr Osteoporos Rep 10:296-302. 2012
    ..The evidence for a role of other minerals and vitamins in skeletal health is not as strong, but recent evidence suggests that vitamins C and K might also have an effect on bone...
  2. ncbi request reprint Summary of AHRQ's comparative effectiveness review of treatment to prevent fractures in men and women with low bone density or osteoporosis: update of the 2007 report
    Silvina Levis
    Osteoporosis Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 18:S1-15; discussion S13. 2012
    ..In addition, dietary and supplemental calcium and vitamin D, as well as weight-bearing exercise, for the preservation of bone mass and the decrease of fracture risk in patients with osteoporosis, were evaluated...
  3. ncbi request reprint Alendronate reduces the risk of multiple symptomatic fractures: results from the fracture intervention trial
    Silvina Levis
    Department of Medicine, Osteoporosis Center, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1475 Northwest 12 Avenue, Suite 407, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:409-15. 2002
    ....
  4. pmc Design and baseline characteristics of the soy phytoestrogens as replacement estrogen (SPARE) study--a clinical trial of the effects of soy isoflavones in menopausal women
    Silvina Levis
    Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33125, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 31:293-302. 2010
    ..Given the high proportion of Hispanics participating in the study, the results of this trial will also be applicable to this minority group...
  5. ncbi request reprint Soy isoflavones in the prevention of menopausal bone loss and menopausal symptoms: a randomized, double-blind trial
    Silvina Levis
    Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:1363-9. 2011
    ..Our goal was to determine the efficacy of soy isoflavone tablets in preventing bone loss and menopausal symptoms...
  6. ncbi request reprint Vitamin d deficiency and seasonal variation in an adult South Florida population
    Silvina Levis
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center 11 GRC, 1201 NW 16 Street, Miami, Florida 33125, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:1557-62. 2005
    ..The prevalence of hypovitaminosis D is considerable even in southern latitudes and should be taken into account in the evaluation of postmenopausal and male osteoporosis...
  7. pmc The role of soy foods in the treatment of menopausal symptoms
    Silvina Levis
    Division of Geriatrics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Nutr 140:2318S-2321S. 2010
    ..The evidence of the efficacy of soy foods in improving menopausal symptoms is limited due to the small number of trials reporting conflicting results...
  8. doi request reprint The response of elderly veterans to daily vitamin D3 supplementation of 2,000 IU: a pilot efficacy study
    E Paul Cherniack
    Geriatrics Institute, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:286-90. 2011
    ....
  9. pmc Plasma neuropeptide Y: a biomarker for symptom severity in chronic fatigue syndrome
    MARY A FLETCHER
    Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1600 NW 10th Ave, Miami, FL USA
    Behav Brain Funct 6:76. 2010
    ..Abnormalities in stress responses have been identified as potential triggers or mediators of CFS symptoms. This study focused on the stress mediator neuropeptide Y (NPY). We hypothesized that NPY would be a useful biomarker for CFS...
  10. pmc Self-reported versus measured height and weight in Hispanic and non-Hispanic menopausal women
    Marcio L Griebeler
    Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 20:599-604. 2011
    ..S. population. The inaccuracy of self-reported weight and height could be particularly significant in times of considerable changes in body weight, such as at menopause, which is often associated with weight gain...
  11. doi request reprint Phytoestrogens for menopausal bone loss and climacteric symptoms
    Violet S Lagari
    Endocrinology Section, Bruce W Carter Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Miami, FL 33125, USA Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 139:294-301. 2014
    ..This article is part of a Special Issue entitled 'Phytoestrogens'. ..
  12. doi request reprint Differences in vitamin D3 dosing regimens in a geriatric community-dwelling population
    Violet S Lagari
    Endocrinology Section, Bruce W Carter Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Miami, Florida, USA
    Endocr Pract 18:847-54. 2012
    ..This study aims to determine the efficacy of a low-dose and a higher dose of vitamin D3 in maintaining 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels at or above 30 ng/mL...
  13. doi request reprint Phytoestrogens and bone health
    Violet S Lagari
    Endocrinology Section, Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes 17:546-53. 2010
    ..The present review summarizes the results of epidemiological studies and clinical trials assessing the skeletal effects of soy foods and soy dietary supplements...
  14. ncbi request reprint Some new food for thought: the role of vitamin D in the mental health of older adults
    E Paul Cherniack
    Geriatrics Institute and Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, and Bruce W Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Miami, FL 33125, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 11:12-9. 2009
    ..Although additional studies are needed to examine the impact of supplementation on cognition and mood disorders, given the known health benefits of vitamin D, we recommend greater supplementation in older adults...
  15. pmc Plasma cytokines in women with chronic fatigue syndrome
    Mary Ann Fletcher
    Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1600 NW 10th Ave, Miami, FL, USA
    J Transl Med 7:96. 2009
    ..No widely accepted laboratory test or marker is available for the diagnosis or prognosis of CFS. This study screened plasma factors to identify circulating biomarkers associated with CFS...
  16. ncbi request reprint Unequal burden of head and neck cancer in the United States
    W Jarrard Goodwin
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Head Neck 30:358-71. 2008
    ..Black Americans are adversely affected by many types of malignancies...
  17. ncbi request reprint The role of vitamin D in improving physical performance in the elderly
    Violet Lagari
    Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA Endocrinology Section, Miami Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Miami, FL, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 28:2194-201. 2013
    ..The results of this study suggest that supplementation with vitamin D may be most beneficial in older populations who have low baseline physical functioning...
  18. doi request reprint Phytoestrogens in the prevention of postmenopausal bone loss
    Violet S Lagari
    Endocrinology Section, Bruce W Carter Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Miami, FL, USA Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA Electronic address
    J Clin Densitom 16:445-9. 2013
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Hypovitaminosis D: a widespread epidemic
    E Paul Cherniack
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Miami, FL, USA
    Geriatrics 63:24-30. 2008
    ..Oral cholecalciferol supplementation at that level is inexpensive, safe, and effective, and has great potential to improve the quality of life of the elderly...
  20. ncbi request reprint Outdoor exercise reduces the risk of hypovitaminosis D in the obese
    Hermes Florez
    Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1201 NW 16th Street, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 103:679-81. 2007
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Autosomal dominant hyperostosis/osteosclerosis with high serum alkaline phosphatase activity
    Carlos Hernandez-Cassis
    Department of Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:2650-5. 2003
    ....
  22. pmc Earlier age at menopause, work, and tobacco smoke exposure
    Lora E Fleming
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Menopause 15:1103-8. 2008
    ..Earlier age at menopause onset has been associated with increased all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality risks. The risk of earlier age at menopause associated with primary and secondary tobacco smoke exposure was assessed...
  23. pmc Biomarkers in chronic fatigue syndrome: evaluation of natural killer cell function and dipeptidyl peptidase IV/CD26
    MARY A FLETCHER
    Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    PLoS ONE 5:e10817. 2010
    ..However, neither these assays nor other laboratory tests are widely accepted for the diagnosis or prognosis of CFS. This study sought to determine if NKCC or DPPIV/CD26 have diagnostic accuracy for CFS...
  24. ncbi request reprint Effects of continuing or stopping alendronate after 5 years of treatment: the Fracture Intervention Trial Long-term Extension (FLEX): a randomized trial
    Dennis M Black
    San Francisco Coordinating Center, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
    JAMA 296:2927-38. 2006
    ..The optimal duration of treatment of women with postmenopausal osteoporosis is uncertain...

Research Grants5

  1. Bone Sparing Effects of Soy Phytoestrogens in Menopause
    Silvina Levis; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This 5-year study will provide a foundation of knowledge from which menopausal women can begin to make more informed decisions regarding HRT and menopausal signs and symptoms. ..
  2. Bone Sparing Effects of Soy Phytoestrogens in Menopause
    Silvina Levis; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This 5-year study will provide a foundation of knowledge from which menopausal women can begin to make more informed decisions regarding HRT and menopausal signs and symptoms. ..
  3. Bone Sparing Effects of Soy Phytoestrogens in Menopause
    Silvina Levis; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This 5-year study will provide a foundation of knowledge from which menopausal women can begin to make more informed decisions regarding HRT and menopausal signs and symptoms. ..
  4. Bone Sparing Effects of Soy Phytoestrogens in Menopause
    Silvina Levis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This 5-year study will provide a foundation of knowledge from which menopausal women can begin to make more informed decisions regarding HRT and menopausal signs and symptoms. ..
  5. Bone Sparing Effects of Soy Phytoestrogens in Menopause
    Silvina Levis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This 5-year study will provide a foundation of knowledge from which menopausal women can begin to make more informed decisions regarding HRT and menopausal signs and symptoms. ..