G McGwin

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Recurrent trauma in elderly patients
    G McGwin
    Center for Injury Sciences, Epidemiology Unit, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 120 Kracke Bldg, 1922 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294 0016, USA
    Arch Surg 136:197-203. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint The impact of cataract surgery on depression among older adults
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Epidemiology and International Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 10:303-13. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for motor vehicle collision-related eye injuries
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Epidemiology and International Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 123:89-95. 2005
  4. pmc The association between statin use and age related maculopathy
    G McGwin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Br J Ophthalmol 87:1121-5. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Increased risk of agricultural injury among African-American farm workers from Alabama and Mississippi
    G McGwin
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0009, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 152:640-50. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint Long-term survival in the elderly after trauma
    G McGwin
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0009, USA
    J Trauma 49:470-6. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint Visual risk factors for driving difficulty among older drivers
    G McGwin
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0022, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 32:735-44. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Relations among chronic medical conditions, medications, and automobile crashes in the elderly: a population-based case-control study
    G McGwin
    Department of Epidemiology and International Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0009, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 152:424-31. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of traffic crashes among young, middle-aged, and older drivers
    G McGwin
    Department of Ophthalmology, Eye Foundation Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 31:181-98. 1999
  10. ncbi request reprint The impact of agricultural injury on farm owners and workers in Alabama and Mississippi
    G McGwin
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Am J Ind Med 37:374-81. 2000

Detail Information

Publications132 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Recurrent trauma in elderly patients
    G McGwin
    Center for Injury Sciences, Epidemiology Unit, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 120 Kracke Bldg, 1922 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294 0016, USA
    Arch Surg 136:197-203. 2001
    ..Demographic, medical, and functional factors are potential contributors to the risk of subsequent trauma among injured elderly patients...
  2. ncbi request reprint The impact of cataract surgery on depression among older adults
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Epidemiology and International Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 10:303-13. 2003
    ..Aged-related cataract is the leading cause of vision impairment in the elderly. Elderly individuals with cataract not only suffer from the difficulties in daily activities, but also are more prone to depression...
  3. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for motor vehicle collision-related eye injuries
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Epidemiology and International Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 123:89-95. 2005
    ..To evaluate the association between specific occupant, collision, and vehicle characteristics and the risk of motor vehicle collision (MVC)-related eye injury...
  4. pmc The association between statin use and age related maculopathy
    G McGwin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Br J Ophthalmol 87:1121-5. 2003
    ..To evaluate the association between age related maculopathy (ARM) and statin use...
  5. ncbi request reprint Increased risk of agricultural injury among African-American farm workers from Alabama and Mississippi
    G McGwin
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0009, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 152:640-50. 2000
    ..8, 95% CI: 1.2, 2.7) were also independently associated with injury rates. The results demonstrate the increased frequency of agricultural injury among farm workers and identify a number of possible ways of reducing them...
  6. ncbi request reprint Long-term survival in the elderly after trauma
    G McGwin
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0009, USA
    J Trauma 49:470-6. 2000
    ..Functional limitations secondary to injury may be responsible for the reduced survival rate. The objective of this study was to test this hypothesis using data from the Longitudinal Study of Aging (LSOA)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Visual risk factors for driving difficulty among older drivers
    G McGwin
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0022, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 32:735-44. 2000
    ..The results show a pattern of difficulty in high-risk driving situations among those with decreased visual acuity and contrast sensitivity, even after adjustments for age, gender, weekly mileage, and cognitive impairment...
  8. ncbi request reprint Relations among chronic medical conditions, medications, and automobile crashes in the elderly: a population-based case-control study
    G McGwin
    Department of Epidemiology and International Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0009, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 152:424-31. 2000
    ..3, 95% CI: 0.1, 1.0) were associated with a reduced risk of crash involvement. The identification of medical conditions and medications associated with risk of crashes is important for enhancing the safety and mobility of older drivers...
  9. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of traffic crashes among young, middle-aged, and older drivers
    G McGwin
    Department of Ophthalmology, Eye Foundation Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 31:181-98. 1999
    ..The strength of older drivers lies in their aversion to risk, but perceptual problems and difficulty judging and responding to traffic flow often counterbalance this attribute...
  10. ncbi request reprint The impact of agricultural injury on farm owners and workers in Alabama and Mississippi
    G McGwin
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Am J Ind Med 37:374-81. 2000
    ..Few studies have assessed the consequences of agricultural injury and none have done so comparing Caucasian and African-American farm owners and workers...
  11. ncbi request reprint Diabetes and automobile crashes in the elderly. A population-based case-control study
    G McGwin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 35294 0009, USA
    Diabetes Care 22:220-7. 1999
    ..The aim of this study was to estimate the association between diabetes and its complications and at-fault automobile crashes among older drivers...
  12. pmc Systemic lupus erythematosus in a multiethnic cohort: LUMINA XXXV. Predictive factors of high disease activity over time
    G S Alarcon
    Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Ann Rheum Dis 65:1168-74. 2006
    ..To ascertain the predictive factors of high levels of disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
  13. doi request reprint Associated factors and impact of myocarditis in patients with SLE from LUMINA, a multiethnic US cohort (LV). [corrected]
    M Apte
    Department of Epidemiology, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:362-7. 2008
    ..To examine the factors associated with myocarditis and its impact on disease outcomes in SLE patients...
  14. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in a multiethnic US cohort (LUMINA) XL II: factors predictive of new or worsening proteinuria
    H M Bastian
    Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, The University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:683-9. 2007
    ..To determine the factors predictive of new or worsening proteinuria in a large multiethnic cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in a multiethnic U.S. cohort (LUMINA) XXVII: factors predictive of a decline to low levels of disease activity
    A M Bertoli
    Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Lupus 15:13-8. 2006
    ..972, P = 0.018) were negatively associated. These data suggest that a decline to low levels of disease activity in lupus patients seems to be multifactorial; this study also underscores the importance of social support for lupus patients...
  16. ncbi request reprint Factors predictive of overall health over the course of the disease in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus from the LUMINA cohort (LXII): use of the SF-6D
    M L Sanchez
    Departments of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 27:67-71. 2009
    ..Health related quality of life (HRQOL) over course of the disease was ascertained in SLE patients from LUMINA, a multiethnic US cohort, using the SF-36-derived utility measure, the SF-6D...
  17. ncbi request reprint Predictors of post-partum damage accrual in systemic lupus erythematosus: data from LUMINA, a multiethnic US cohort (XXXVIII)
    R M Andrade
    Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 45:1380-4. 2006
    ..To determine the impact of pregnancy on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) outcome...
  18. doi request reprint Predictors of premature gonadal failure in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Results from LUMINA, a multiethnic US cohort (LUMINA LVIII)
    L A Gonzalez
    Department of Medicine Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Schools of Medicine and Public Health, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Ann Rheum Dis 67:1170-3. 2008
    ..To examine the predictors of time to premature gonadal failure (PGF) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus from LUMINA, a multiethnic US cohort...
  19. ncbi request reprint Identifying injuries and motor vehicle collision characteristics that together are suggestive of diaphragmatic rupture
    Donald A Reiff
    Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Center for Injury Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0016, USA
    J Trauma 53:1139-45. 2002
    ..Our purpose was to identify motor vehicle collision (MVC) characteristics and patient injuries that collectively could identify the presence of a DR...
  20. pmc Systemic lupus erythematosus in a multiethnic US cohort (LUMINA): XXIV. Cytotoxic treatment is an additional risk factor for the development of symptomatic osteonecrosis in lupus patients: results of a nested matched case-control study
    J Calvo-Alen
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Ann Rheum Dis 65:785-90. 2006
    ..Osteonecrosis is common in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and often disabling. The role of glucocorticoids in its development is well known...
  21. ncbi request reprint Vision impairment, eye disease, and injurious motor vehicle crashes in the elderly
    C Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 5:101-13. 1998
    ..This study implies that impaired visual processing and glaucoma may play a role in the etiology of older driver crashes which result in injury...
  22. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in three ethnic groups. XX. Damage as a predictor of further damage
    G S Alarcon
    Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 43:202-5. 2004
    ..To examine the predictors of damage in a multiethnic cohort of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with a specific focus on damage at baseline. Patients and..
  23. pmc Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors delay the occurrence of renal involvement and are associated with a decreased risk of disease activity in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus--results from LUMINA (LIX): a multiethnic US cohort
    S Duran-Barragan
    Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:1093-6. 2008
    ..To examine if angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor use delays the occurrence of renal involvement and decreases the risk of disease activity in SLE patients...
  24. pmc Seizures in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: data from LUMINA, a multiethnic cohort (LUMINA LIV)
    R M Andrade
    Department of Medicine, Schools of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Ann Rheum Dis 67:829-34. 2008
    ..To examine the predictors of time-to-seizure occurrence and their impact on damage accrual and mortality in LUMINA, a multiethnic (Hispanic, African American and Caucasian) cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus...
  25. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in three ethnic groups: III. A comparison of characteristics early in the natural history of the LUMINA cohort. LUpus in MInority populations: NAture vs. Nurture
    G S Alarcon
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Lupus 8:197-209. 1999
    ..To determine and contrast the socioeconomic-demographic and clinical features of patients with recent onset (< or =5 y) systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) from three ethnic groups, Hispanic, African-American and Caucasian (H, AA, C)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in a multi-ethnic cohort (LUMINA) XXXII: [corrected] contributions of admixture and socioeconomic status to renal involvement
    G S Alarcon
    Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Lupus 15:26-31. 2006
    ..Our data indicate that genetic factors appear to be more important than SES in explaining the ethnic disparities in the occurrence of renal involvement...
  27. ncbi request reprint Exploratory study of incident vehicle crashes among older drivers
    R V Sims
    Center for Aging, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M22-7. 2000
    ..We report on the medical and functional factors associated with vehicle crashes in a cohort of Alabama drivers, 55 years old and older...
  28. ncbi request reprint Relationship between adherence to study and clinic visits in systemic lupus erythematosus patients: data from the LUMINA cohort
    A G Uribe
    Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, AL 35294, USA
    Lupus 13:561-8. 2004
    ..e., renal or serosal involvement). These data should be considered when caring for patients with SLE...
  29. ncbi request reprint Using the Short Form 6D, as an overall measure of health, to predict damage accrual and mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: XLVII, results from a multiethnic US cohort
    Mónica Fernández
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 57:986-92. 2007
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Visual processing impairment and risk of motor vehicle crash among older adults
    C Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0009, USA
    JAMA 279:1083-8. 1998
    ..The useful field of view is a measure that reflects decline in visual sensory function, slowed visual processing speed, and impaired visual attention skills...
  31. ncbi request reprint Factors related to driving difficulty and habits in older drivers
    J M Lyman
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 33:413-21. 2001
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Restraint use and lower extremity fractures in frontal motor vehicle collisions
    Lance S Estrada
    Section of Orthopaedic Trauma, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0016, USA
    J Trauma 57:323-8. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of combined seat belt and airbag restraint systems with airbag alone, seat belt alone, and no restraints with respect to incidence and location of lower extremity fractures...
  33. ncbi request reprint A multiethnic, multicenter cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) as a model for the study of ethnic disparities in SLE
    Mónica Fernández
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 57:576-84. 2007
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Subjective and objective optic nerve assessment in African Americans and whites
    Christopher A Girkin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35233, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 45:2272-8. 2004
    ..To compare the ability of quantitative optic disc topography and subjective optic disc evaluation to discriminate early glaucomatous from normal eyes in African Americans and whites...
  35. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in a multiethnic US Cohort (LUMINA). XXX: association between C-reactive protein (CRP) gene polymorphisms and vascular events
    A J Szalai
    The University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294 3408, USA
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 44:864-8. 2005
    ..To determine if a polymorphic GTn repeat in the intron of the C-reactive protein (CRP) gene associates with occurrence of vascular arterial events in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
  36. pmc Hypothermia deaths in Jefferson County, Alabama
    A J Taylor
    Center for Injury Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Inj Prev 7:141-5. 2001
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Timed instrumental activities of daily living tasks: relationship to visual function in older adults
    C Owsley
    Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0009, USA
    Optom Vis Sci 78:350-9. 2001
    ..To identify instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) tasks whose completion time is related to visual function in older adults...
  38. ncbi request reprint Adrenal gland hematomas in trauma patients
    Atif I Rana
    Department of Radiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35249, USA
    Radiology 230:669-75. 2004
    ..To evaluate the frequency of detection of trauma-induced adrenal gland hematoma in current practice by using computed tomography (CT) and to correlate presence of adrenal hematoma with quantitative clinical indicators of injury severity...
  39. ncbi request reprint Impact of cataract surgery on self-reported visual difficulties: comparison with a no-surgery reference group
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Cataract Refract Surg 29:941-8. 2003
    ..To examine the impact of cataract surgery on older adults' self-reported visual difficulties and compare them with those of patients with cataract who declined surgery over the same period...
  40. ncbi request reprint Agreement in assessing cup-to-disc ratio measurement among stereoscopic optic nerve head photographs, HRT II, and Stratus OCT
    Stella N Arthur
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    J Glaucoma 15:183-9. 2006
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Comparison of diagnostic accuracy of Heidelberg Retina Tomograph II and Heidelberg Retina Tomograph 3 to discriminate glaucomatous and nonglaucomatous eyes
    Julio E De Leon-Ortega
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 144:525-32. 2007
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in a multiethnic cohort (LUMINA): XXVIII. Factors predictive of thrombotic events
    K T Ho
    Department of Medicine Division of Rheumatology, School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 44:1303-7. 2005
    ..Postanalysis correlation between aPL and anticardiolipin (aCL) assays was attempted by performing aCL assays on random samples of patients whose aPL status was known...
  43. pmc Influence of CYP2C9 and VKORC1 1173C/T genotype on the risk of hemorrhagic complications in African-American and European-American patients on warfarin
    N A Limdi
    Department of Neurology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Clin Pharmacol Ther 83:312-21. 2008
    ..7; 95% CI: 0.7-4.4) or minor (HR 0.8; 95% CI: 0.5-1.3) hemorrhage. The variant CYP2C9 genotype is associated with an increased risk of major hemorrhage, which persists even after stabilization of therapy...
  44. ncbi request reprint Vision impairment and driving
    C Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0009, USA
    Surv Ophthalmol 43:535-50. 1999
    ..For ophthalmologists to guide patients about driving fitness, valid and reliable assessment tools must be developed and made widely available...
  45. ncbi request reprint Is familial lupus different from sporadic lupus? Data from LUMINA (LXXIII), a multiethnic US cohort
    P I Burgos
    Department of Medicine Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Lupus 19:1331-6. 2010
    ..We conclude that although some clinical differences were observed between patients with familial and sporadic lupus, familial lupus was not associated with a significantly greater disease burden (damage, survival) than sporadic lupus...
  46. pmc Visual and medical risk factors for motor vehicle collision involvement among older drivers
    J M Cross
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 S 18th Street, Suite 609, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Br J Ophthalmol 93:400-4. 2009
    ..To identify visual and medical risk factors for motor vehicle collisions (MVCs)...
  47. ncbi request reprint Glaucoma after ocular contusion: a cohort study of the United States Eye Injury Registry
    Christopher A Girkin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35233, USA
    J Glaucoma 14:470-3. 2005
    ..This cohort study was designed to evaluate risk factors for the development of posttraumatic glaucoma after ocular contusion...
  48. ncbi request reprint Effect of restraint systems on maxillofacial injury in frontal motor vehicle collisions
    Daniel Cox
    Center for Injury Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0009, USA
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 62:571-5. 2004
    ..We sought to characterize the occupant restraint system (seat belt and air bag) and collision characteristics associated with MVC-related maxillofacial injuries...
  49. ncbi request reprint Patient expectations regarding eye care: development and results of the Eye Care Expectations Survey (ECES)
    Aerlyn G Dawn
    Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 123:534-41. 2005
    ..To develop an instrument (the Eye Care Expectations Survey [ECES]) that can identify and quantify the expectations of patients visiting eye care providers...
  50. ncbi request reprint Impact of aging and age-related maculopathy on inactivation of the a-wave of the rod-mediated electroretinogram
    Gregory R Jackson
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Vision Res 46:1422-31. 2006
    ..Those with early ARM did not exhibit inactivation slowing over and above what would be expected based on normal retinal aging. Persons in the late stages of ARM exhibited dramatic slowing in inactivation kinetics...
  51. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE): its influence on susceptibility and outcomes
    L A Gonzalez
    1Division of Rheumatology, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia Hospital San Juan Bautista, San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, Argentina Departments of Epidemiology and Surgery, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA and Department of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Lupus 22:1214-24. 2013
    ..To overcome these differences it is necessary to optimize health care access to disadvantaged populations and use innovative tools to increase disease awareness and improve treatment adherence. ..
  52. pmc The relation between C reactive protein and age related macular degeneration in the Cardiovascular Health Study
    G McGwin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 S 18th Street, Suite 609, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Br J Ophthalmol 89:1166-70. 2005
    ..To test the hypothesis that individuals with age related macular degeneration (AMD) have increased C reactive protein (CRP) levels...
  53. ncbi request reprint The association between gender and mortality among trauma patients as modified by age
    Richard L George
    Department of Surgery, School of Medicine and Center for Injury Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0016, USA
    J Trauma 54:464-71. 2003
    ..Relatively small sample sizes may have contributed to the heterogeneity among existing studies; therefore, a large-sample-size study was undertaken...
  54. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in the association between optic disc topography and early glaucoma
    Christopher A Girkin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 44:3382-7. 2003
    ..To determine the structural characteristics of the optic disc that are associated with early glaucoma in African Americans and whites and whether these characteristics differ between the races...
  55. ncbi request reprint Association of statin use with the risk of developing diabetic retinopathy
    Jie Zhang
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 S 18th St, Ste 609, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 125:1096-9. 2007
    ..To investigate whether hydroxymethylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (statins) prevent the development of diabetic retinopathy...
  56. ncbi request reprint Agreement between prehospital and emergency department glasgow coma scores
    Jeffrey D Kerby
    Section of Trauma, Burns, and Surgical Critical Care, Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294 0016, USA
    J Trauma 63:1026-31. 2007
    ..This study was performed to assess the degree of agreement between Ph-GCS and emergency department (ED)-GCS scores in our trauma system patients...
  57. ncbi request reprint Is seat belt use associated with fewer days of lost work after motor vehicle collisions?
    Jesse Metzger
    Center for Injury Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Trauma 56:1009-14. 2004
    ..The goal of this study is to determine whether seat belt use is associated with fewer lost workdays among occupants involved in MVCs...
  58. ncbi request reprint What have we learned from a 10-year experience with the LUMINA (Lupus in Minorities; Nature vs. nurture) cohort? Where are we heading?
    América G Uribe
    Department of Medicine Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 510 20th Street South 830 FOT, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Autoimmun Rev 3:321-9. 2004
    ..These data may have impact on the development of policies aimed at eliminating health disparities in the US...
  59. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in a multiethnic US cohort (LUMINA). XXIII. Baseline predictors of vascular events
    Sergio M A Toloza
    School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 50:3947-57. 2004
    ....
  60. pmc Disease activity and damage are not associated with increased levels of fatigue in systemic lupus erythematosus patients from a multiethnic cohort: LXVII
    Paula I Burgos
    University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 61:1179-86. 2009
    ..To determine the factors associated with increased levels of fatigue over the course of the disease in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients from LUpus in MInorities: NAture versus nurture, a longitudinal multiethnic cohort...
  61. doi request reprint Sexual stimulation device-related injuries
    Russell Griffin
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Sex Marital Ther 35:253-61. 2009
    ..While rare in previous years, the pattern of SSD-related injuries suggests these injuries may become more common and are disproportionately affecting older males...
  62. 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...
  63. ncbi request reprint The association between body habitus, restraint use, and fatality in motor vehicle collisions
    S G Moran
    Center for Injury Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med 45:107-23. 2001
    ..For drivers with a dissimilar body habitus, the vehicle cabin/body fit changes and the safety features perform differently which may account for these observations...
  64. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in three ethnic groups. XII. Risk factors for lupus nephritis after diagnosis
    H M Bastian
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Lupus 11:152-60. 2002
    ..Sociodemographic, clinical and immunologic/immunogenetic factors seem to be predictive of LN occurring after the diagnosis of SLE has been made...
  65. ncbi request reprint Visual risk factors for crash involvement in older drivers with cataract
    C Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, Clinical Research Unit, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 S 18th St, Suite 609, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 119:881-7. 2001
    ..The Impact of Cataracts on Mobility project has previously demonstrated that older drivers with cataract have an elevated risk of motor vehicle collision...
  66. ncbi request reprint Splenic injury in side impact motor vehicle collisions: effect of occupant restraints
    D A Reiff
    Department of Surgery, Section of Trauma, Burns, and Surgical Critical Care, Division of General Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0016, USA
    J Trauma 51:340-5. 2001
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of restraint use, vehicle size, and compartment intrusion on the incidence of splenic injury in side impact MVCs...
  67. 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...
  68. pmc Health-related quality of life and visual and cognitive impairment among nursing-home residents
    A F Elliott
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 S 18th Street, Suite 609, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Br J Ophthalmol 93:240-3. 2009
    ..To examine whether the relationship between vision impairment and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in nursing-home residents is impacted by coexisting cognitive impairment...
  69. pmc The association between thyroid problems and glaucoma
    J M Cross
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Br J Ophthalmol 92:1503-5. 2008
    ..To evaluate the association between thyroid problems and glaucoma...
  70. pmc Health-related quality of life following blind rehabilitation
    Thomas Kuyk
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Qual Life Res 17:497-507. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of residential blind rehabilitation on patients' vision-targeted health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and general physical and mental function...
  71. ncbi request reprint Visual field defects and vision-specific health-related quality of life in African Americans and whites with glaucoma
    Lillian Ringsdorf
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0009, USA
    J Glaucoma 15:414-8. 2006
    ..To examine the relationship of visual field impairment to vision-specific health-related quality of life and symptoms in a large cohort (N=345) of African Americans and Whites of non-Hispanic origin diagnosed with glaucoma...
  72. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of fatal occupational injuries in Jefferson County, Alabama
    Gerald McGwin
    Center for Injury Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ala 35294 0016, USA
    South Med J 95:1300-11. 2002
    ..In Alabama, little is known about the overall characteristics of job-related injuries...
  73. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in mortality after burn injury: results of analysis of the National Burn Repository of the American Burn Association
    Jeffrey D Kerby
    Section of Trauma, Burns, and Surgical Critical Care, Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294 0007, USA
    J Burn Care Res 27:452-6. 2006
    ..Further prospective studies analyzing differences in immune responses between men and women after burn injury may provide insight into the mechanism behind these divergent outcomes and identify targets for future therapy...
  74. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in a multiethnic US cohort (LUMINA). XXV. Smoking, older age, disease activity, lupus anticoagulant, and glucocorticoid dose as risk factors for the occurrence of venous thrombosis in lupus patients
    Jaime Calvo-Alen
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 52:2060-8. 2005
    ..This study was carried out to ascertain other factors contributing to the development of venous thrombosis in SLE...
  75. doi request reprint Computed tomography identification of latent pseudoaneurysm after blunt splenic injury: pathology or technology?
    Jordan A Weinberg
    Departments of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Trauma 68:1112-6. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of recent advancements in imaging technology on the incidence of the latent PSA...
  76. ncbi request reprint Impact of a voluntary trauma system on mortality, length of stay, and cost at a level I trauma center
    James H Abernathy
    Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Am Surg 68:182-92. 2002
    ..05). A voluntary trauma system can be implemented without the need for legislative mandate. After system implementation patient and financial outcomes were improved at an individual Level I trauma center...
  77. pmc Effect of glaucomatous damage on repeatability of confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscope, scanning laser polarimetry, and optical coherence tomography
    Julio E DeLeon Ortega
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 48:1156-63. 2007
    ..Dublin, CA), and optic nerve head (ONH) topography with HRT-II (retinal tomograph; Heidelberg Engineering GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany) and StratusOCT...
  78. doi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in a multiethnic US cohort, LUMINA (XLIX): preliminary evaluation of the impact of statins on disease activity
    Mónica Fernández
    Department of Medicine Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Clin Rheumatol 14:178-80. 2008
  79. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in a multiethnic US cohort (LUMINA L II): relationship between vascular events and the use of hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women
    Mónica Fernández
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Schools of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 510 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Clin Rheumatol 13:261-5. 2007
    ..To examine the influence of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in the occurrence of vascular arterial and venous thrombotic events in postmenopausal women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
  80. ncbi request reprint Risk factors associated with adrenal insufficiency in severely injured burn patients
    Donald A Reiff
    Center for Injury, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0016, USA
    J Burn Care Res 28:854-8. 2007
    ..After severe thermal injury, the diagnosis of AI substantially increases the risk of death. A better understanding of factors that predispose burn patients to AI may aid in earlier diagnosis, initiation of therapy, and improved outcomes...
  81. pmc Possible protective effect of hydroxychloroquine on delaying the occurrence of integument damage in lupus: LXXI, data from a multiethnic cohort
    Guillermo J Pons-Estel
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 62:393-400. 2010
    ..To determine the features predictive of time to integument damage in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) from a multiethnic cohort (LUpus in MInorities, NAture versus nurture [LUMINA])...
  82. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of child homicide in Jefferson County, Alabama
    Jacquelyn M Lyman
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 27:1063-73. 2003
    ..This study focused on obtaining great detail on homicides and suspicious deaths occurring within a fixed population...
  83. ncbi request reprint The association between body mass index and diaphragm injury among motor vehicle collision occupants
    Donald A Reiff
    Center for Injury Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Trauma 57:1324-8; discussion 1328. 2004
    ....
  84. ncbi request reprint Seat belt use before and after motor vehicle trauma
    C Passman
    Center for Injury Sciences, Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Trauma 51:105-9. 2001
    ..Prevention efforts should be directed toward those patients who report infrequent use. Patient "converts" to seat belt use after collisions may be useful in public awareness and prevention campaigns...
  85. ncbi request reprint Mobility impairments in crash-involved older drivers
    R V Sims
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Aging Health 13:430-8. 2001
    ..To evaluate potential associations of impairments in physical function with motor vehicle crash involvement in older drivers...
  86. ncbi request reprint Trauma-specific intensive care units can be cost effective and contribute to reduced hospital length of stay
    C A Park
    Center for Injury Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294-0016, USA
    Am Surg 67:665-70. 2001
    ..35) for a net savings of $314,520 during the first 6 months of operation of the TICU. This study suggests that improved clinical outcomes and decreases in cost and LOS are directly related to the opening of a closed trauma ICU...
  87. pmc Predictive capacity of three comorbidity indices in estimating mortality after surgery for colon cancer
    Robert B Hines
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1922 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:4339-45. 2009
    ....
  88. ncbi request reprint The association between sex and mortality among burn patients as modified by age
    Richard L George
    Section of Trauma, Burns, and Surgical Critical Care, Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Burn Care Rehabil 26:416-21. 2005
    ..On the basis of the findings of the present study as well as the results of experimental studies, further clinical research is needed to investigate the impact of sex hormones on mortality among burn patients...
  89. doi request reprint Transfusion and pneumonia in the trauma intensive care unit: an examination of the temporal relationship
    Marianne J Vandromme
    Center for Injury Sciences, Section of Trauma, Burns, and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    J Trauma 67:97-101. 2009
    ..We sought to evaluate the temporal relationship between transfusion and pneumonia and the influence of blood age on this relationship...
  90. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life and psychosocial characteristics of patients with benign essential blepharospasm
    Tyler Andrew Hall
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Suite 609, 700 S 18th Street, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 124:116-9. 2006
    ..To examine vision-targeted health-related quality of life and psychosocial characteristics in patients with benign essential blepharospasm (BEB) compared with patients with hemifacial spasm (HFS)...
  91. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in a multiethnic US cohort (LUMINA): XXI. Disease activity, damage accrual, and vascular events in pre- and postmenopausal women
    Mónica Fernández
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 52:1655-64. 2005
    ..To determine the differences in clinical manifestations, disease activity, damage accrual, and medication use in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients as a function of menopausal status at disease onset...
  92. ncbi request reprint The Systemic Lupus Activity Measure-revised, the Mexican Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index (SLEDAI), and a modified SLEDAI-2K are adequate instruments to measure disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus
    América G Uribe
    Department of Medicine Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Rheumatol 31:1934-40. 2004
    ....
  93. ncbi request reprint Statins and other cholesterol-lowering medications and the presence of glaucoma
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 122:822-6. 2004
    ..To explore whether oral statin and other antihyperlipidemic medications are associated with open-angle glaucoma...
  94. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in a multiethnic US cohort: XXXIV. Deficient mannose-binding lectin exon 1 polymorphisms are associated with cerebrovascular but not with other arterial thrombotic events
    Jaime Calvo-Alen
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 54:1940-5. 2006
    ..To study the association between deficient mannose-binding lectin (MBL) genotypes and arterial thrombotic events in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
  95. ncbi request reprint Long-term trends in mortality according to age among adult burn patients
    Gerald McGwin
    Section of Trauma, Burns, and Surgical Critical Care, Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0016, USA
    J Burn Care Rehabil 24:21-5. 2003
    ..However, the relative change demonstrated the opposite pattern. The results of this study suggest that declines in mortality among adult burn patients have occurred across the age spectrum over the past 25 years...
  96. pmc Discrimination between glaucomatous and nonglaucomatous eyes using quantitative imaging devices and subjective optic nerve head assessment
    Julio E DeLeon-Ortega
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35233, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 47:3374-80. 2006
    ..Dublin, CA), and optical coherence tomographer (StratusOCT, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.) with subjective assessment of optic nerve head (ONH) stereophotographs in discriminating glaucomatous from nonglaucomatous eyes...
  97. pmc Effect of comorbidity and body mass index on the survival of African-American and Caucasian patients with colon cancer
    Robert B Hines
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 7331, USA
    Cancer 115:5798-806. 2009
    ..The objectives of the current study were to quantify the impact of comorbidity and body mass index (BMI) on survival and to assess whether these 2 variables account for the decreased survival among African Americans...
  98. doi request reprint The incidence of shopping cart-related injuries in the United States, 2002--2006
    Jonathan W Wright
    Center for Injury Sciences at UAB, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 40:1253-6. 2008
    ..Shopping cart-related injuries are an important cause of childhood injury in the United States (US). To date, few studies have investigated the epidemiology and incidence of these injuries...
  99. ncbi request reprint Motor vehicle restraint system use and risk of spine injury
    Mark A Reed
    Center for Injury Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Traffic Inj Prev 7:256-63. 2006
    ..This study examined the relationship between the occurrence of mild to severe cervical and thoracolumbar spine injury and occupant restraint systems among front seat occupants involved in frontal MVCs...
  100. ncbi request reprint Can the weighted criteria improve our ability to capture a larger number of lupus patients into observational and interventional studies? A comparison with the American College of Rheumatology criteria
    M L Sanchez
    Depatment of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham Alabama 35294, USA
    Lupus 12:468-70. 2003
    ..The modified weighted criteria allow the identification of more lupus patients for clinical or interventional studies; some of these patients, however, may not have SLE according to experienced rheumatologists...
  101. pmc Fatal occupational electrocutions in the United States
    A J Taylor
    Center for Injury Sciences, University of Alabama UAB at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Inj Prev 8:306-12. 2002
    ..The highest proportions of fatal occupational electrocutions have occurred among those employed in the electrical trades and in the construction and manufacturing industries...