Affiliation: University of California
- Commentary: Death certificate reporting needs to be fixedJohn A Robbins
University of California Davis, 4150 V St Sacramento, CA 95816, USA E mail
J Public Health Policy 33:215-7. 2012..We understand that some of the reason is poor reporting, but how do we figure out how to do it right?Article JPHP.2012.6, available at www.palgrave-journals.com/jphp/, relates to this Commentary...
- Risk factors for hip fracture in women with high BMD: EPIDOS studyJ A Robbins
Department of Internal Medicine, University of California Davis, Sacramento, USA
Osteoporos Int 16:149-54. 2005..They appear to cluster as factors that may relate to bone turnover and architecture and others which are more subtle measures of left-sided coordination...
- Associations of sleep-disordered breathing and cerebral changes on MRIJohn Robbins
Department of Medicine, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
J Clin Sleep Med 1:159-65. 2005..This study tested the significance of associations of SDB with evidence of brain injury or ischemia determined by cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies...
- Adjusted mortality after hip fracture: From the cardiovascular health studyJohn A Robbins
Department of Medicine, University of California at Davis, Davis, California, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1885-91. 2006..To estimate the risk of death associated with hip fracture (HFx), stratifying by sex and time since fracture...
- Body mass index is not a good predictor of bone density: results from WHI, CHS, and EPIDOSJohn Robbins
Department of Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, USA
J Clin Densitom 9:329-34. 2006..In conclusion, BMIs should not be used to select individuals for BMD screening. A regression model using weight alone or weight and height is a better predictor of BMD in all three populations...
- The association between the length of the QT interval and mortality in the Cardiovascular Health StudyJohn Robbins
Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
Am J Med 115:689-94. 2003..A long QT interval is a risk factor for arrhythmic events and sudden death. Whether moderate QT prolongation is associated with clinical events in community-dwelling elderly patients is uncertain...
- Associates of bone mineral density in older African AmericansJohn Robbins
Department of Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA, USA
J Natl Med Assoc 96:1609-15. 2004..To assess correlates of bone mineral density (BMD) in older African Americans...
- Factors associated with 5-year risk of hip fracture in postmenopausal womenJohn Robbins
Department of Internal Medicine, University of California at Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
JAMA 298:2389-98. 2007..The 329,000 hip fractures that annually occur in the United States are associated with high morbidity, mortality, and cost. Identification of those at high risk is a step toward prevention...
- Subclinical thyroid dysfunction and incident hip fracture in older adultsJennifer S Lee
Department of Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, 95817, USA
Arch Intern Med 170:1876-83. 2010..We sought to determine prospectively whether older men and women with subclinical hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism have an increased risk of hip fracture...
- Oophorectomy vs ovarian conservation with hysterectomy: cardiovascular disease, hip fracture, and cancer in the Women's Health Initiative Observational StudyVanessa L Jacoby
Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
Arch Intern Med 171:760-8. 2011..Elective bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO) is routinely performed with hysterectomy for benign conditions despite conflicting data on long-term outcomes...
- Associations of serum sex hormone-binding globulin and sex hormone concentrations with hip fracture risk in postmenopausal womenJennifer S Lee
Division of Endocrinology, Clinical Nutrition, and Vascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:1796-803. 2008..Endogenous estradiol, testosterone, and SHBG may influence the risk of hip fracture...
- Predictors of patient referrals by primary care residents to specialty care clinicsK D Bertakis
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, Davis, Sacramento 95817, USA
Fam Med 33:203-9. 2001..Physician referral patterns significantly impact costs, quality of care, and access to the health system. This paper examines factors predictive of patient referrals to specialists by primary care residents...
- Sociodemographic factors and the assignment of do-not-resuscitate orders in patients with acute myocardial infarctionsJ A Garcia
Department of Internal Medicine, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento 95817 1498, USA
Med Care 38:670-8. 2000..This study examined the impact of sociodemographic and clinical factors, measured at the individual or ecological (zip code) level, on the assignment of do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders...
- Gender differences in the utilization of health care servicesK D Bertakis
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Sacramento 95817, USA
J Fam Pract 49:147-52. 2000..Studies have shown that women use more health care services than men. We used important independent variables, such as patient sociodemographics and health status, to investigate gender differences in the use and costs of these services...
- Differences between family physicians' and general internists' medical chargesK D Bertakis
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento 95817, USA
Med Care 37:78-82. 1999....
- Physician practice style patterns with established patients: determinants and differences between family practice and general internal medicine residentsK D Bertakis
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, Davis, USA
Fam Med 31:187-94. 1999..This paper examines the practice style patterns of family practice and internal medicine residents for established patient visits...
- The impact of physician practice style on medical chargesK D Bertakis
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Sacramento 95817, USA
J Fam Pract 48:31-6. 1999..There are differences in styles of care among primary care physicians. The purpose of our study was to determine whether differences in physician practice styles and patient health status generate different medical charges...
- Relationship between gallbladder surgery and ethnic admixture in African American and Hispanic American womenRami Nassir
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of California Davis, USA
Am J Gastroenterol 107:932-40. 2012..The objective of this study was to investigate whether differences in admixture in African American and Hispanic American adult women are associated with differences in gallbladder surgery...
- Cardiovascular disease is associated with greater incident dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate decline in the oldest old: the cardiovascular health study all stars studyJason L Sanders
Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 58:421-6. 2010..To describe cross-sectional and longitudinal associations with dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) and change in DHEAS with age...
- Insomnia did not predict incident hypertension in older adults in the cardiovascular health studyBarbara Phillips
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY, USA
Sleep 32:65-72. 2009..The purpose of this study was to analyze insomnia complaints as predictors of incident hypertension in the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS), stratifying by gender and allowing for race and sleep variable interaction...
- Personality and medication non-adherence among older adults enrolled in a six-year trialAnthony Jerant
Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California, USA
Br J Health Psychol 16:151-69. 2011....
- Comparison of primary care resident physicians' practice styles during initial and return patient visitsK D Bertakis
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, Davis 95817, USA
J Gen Intern Med 14:495-8. 1999..These physicians' practice style differences between initial and return patient visits suggest that physician-patient familiarity affects what happens during the medical interview...
- Patient gender differences in the diagnosis of depression in primary careK D Bertakis
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
J Womens Health Gend Based Med 10:689-98. 2001..Clinic use and BDI scores were found to be important correlates of the diagnosis of depression. There was some evidence of possible gender bias in the diagnosis of depression...
- Hormone replacement therapy and sleep-disordered breathingEyal Shahar
Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 167:1186-92. 2003..36; 95% confidence interval, 0.21 to 0.60). If the observed associations are causal, hormone replacement therapy could have a role in preventing or alleviating sleep-disordered breathing...
- Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations and risk for hip fracturesJane A Cauley
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Epidemiology, 130 DeSoto Street, Crabtree A524, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Ann Intern Med 149:242-50. 2008..The relationship between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH) vitamin D] concentration and hip fractures is unclear...
- Occupational disease and workers' compensation: coverage, costs, and consequencesJ Paul Leigh
Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, TB 168, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA 95616 8638, USA
Milbank Q 82:689-721. 2004..Designing policies to reduce the cost shifting and its associated inefficiency will be challenging...
- Association of higher costs with symptoms and diagnosis of depressionEdward J Callahan
Center for Health Service Research in Primary Care and Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California at Davis, 4860 Y Street, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
J Fam Pract 51:540-4. 2002..We examined the relationships among depressive symptoms, physician diagnosis of depression, and charges for care...
- Frequency and predictive value of a mammographic recommendation for short-interval follow-upShagufta Yasmeen
University of California, Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Internal Medicine, Davis, USA
J Natl Cancer Inst 95:429-36. 2003....
- Re: Short-interval follow-up mammography: are we doing the right thing?Shagufta Yasmeen
J Natl Cancer Inst 95:1175-6. 2003
- Sleep-disordered breathing and white matter disease in the brainstem in older adultsJingzhong Ding
Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Sleep 27:474-9. 2004..To examine whether sleep-disordered breathing is associated with white matter disease in the brainstem...
- Sleep-disordered breathing is not associated with the presence of retinal microvascular abnormalities: the Sleep Heart Health StudyLori L Boland
Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454-1015, USA
Sleep 27:467-73. 2004..However, since this is the first investigation of a link between retinopathy and SDB, similar studies should be conducted in other population samples to demonstrate either consistency or inconsistency of our findings across studies...
- Incidence of cardiovascular disease in older Americans: the cardiovascular health studyAlice M Arnold
Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 53:211-8. 2005..To estimate incidence rates of major cardiovascular disease (CVD) in older Americans...
- Age-dependent associations between sleep-disordered breathing and hypertension: importance of discriminating between systolic/diastolic hypertension and isolated systolic hypertension in the Sleep Heart Health StudyDonald C Haas
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
Circulation 111:614-21. 2005..These findings have implications for SDB screening and treatment. Distinguishing between hypertensive subtypes reveals a stronger association between SDB and hypertension for those aged <60 years than previously reported...
- 10-year follow-up of subclinical cardiovascular disease and risk of coronary heart disease in the Cardiovascular Health StudyLewis H Kuller
Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Arch Intern Med 166:71-8. 2006..The incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) is very high among individuals 65 years or older...
- Sleep apnea and markers of vascular endothelial function in a large community sample of older adultsF Javier Nieto
Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 2397, USA
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 169:354-60. 2004..Whether these relationships are entirely independent of obesity is unclear. This association might be one of the mechanisms explaining the relationship between sleep apnea, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease...
- Effects of conjugated equine estrogen on risk of fractures and BMD in postmenopausal women with hysterectomy: results from the women's health initiative randomized trialRebecca D Jackson
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
J Bone Miner Res 21:817-28. 2006..The fracture reduction at the hip did not differ appreciably among risk strata. These data do not support overall benefit over risk, even in women at highest risk for fracture...
- Effects of aryl hydrocarbon receptor-mediated early life stage toxicity on lake trout populations in Lake Ontario during the 20th centuryPhilip M Cook
Mid Continent Ecology Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, U S Environmental Protection Agency, 6201 Congdon Boulevard, Duluth, Minnesota 55804, USA
Environ Sci Technol 37:3864-77. 2003....
- Barriers to health care access among the elderly and who perceives themAnnette L Fitzpatrick
CHS Coordinating Center, Building 29, Suite 310, University of Washington, 6200 NE 74th Street, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
Am J Public Health 94:1788-94. 2004..Race was not significant after adjustment for other factors. CONCLUSIONS: Psychological and physical barriers affect access to care among the elderly; these may be influenced by poverty more than by race...
- SLEEP HEART HEALTH STUDYJohn Robbins; Fiscal Year: 2007..Accomplishing these goals will provide important information concerning the public health impact of SDB ..