G W Ross

Summary

Affiliation: University of Hawaii
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Association of coffee and caffeine intake with the risk of Parkinson disease
    G W Ross
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Honolulu 151, PO Box 50188, Honolulu, HI 96850, USA
    JAMA 283:2674-9. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Quantification of regional glial fibrillary acidic protein levels in Alzheimer's disease
    G W Ross
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Honolulu, HI, USA
    Acta Neurol Scand 107:318-23. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Current evidence for neuroprotective effects of nicotine and caffeine against Parkinson's disease
    G W Ross
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Drugs Aging 18:797-806. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint The diagnosis and differential diagnosis of dementia
    G Webster Ross
    Honolulu Department of Veterans Affairs, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Pacific Health Research Institute, 846 South Hotel Street, Suite 307, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Med Clin North Am 86:455-76. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Age-related changes in stroke risk in men with hypertension and normal blood pressure
    J D Curb
    John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
    Stroke 27:819-24. 1996
  6. pmc Association of fibrinogen with Parkinson disease in elderly Japanese-American men: a prospective study
    K T Wong
    Department of Public Health Sciences, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 34:50-4. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Association of vitamin E and C supplement use with cognitive function and dementia in elderly men
    K H Masaki
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Hawaii, John A Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, USA
    Neurology 54:1265-72. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of clinical criteria for AD in the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study, a population-based study
    H Petrovitch
    Pacific Health Research Institute, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Neurology 57:226-34. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Associations of cortical astrogliosis with cognitive performance and dementia status
    Michael L Kashon
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Health Effects Laboratory Division, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    J Alzheimers Dis 6:595-604; discussion 673-81. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Recent clinical-pathologic research on the causes of dementia in late life: update from the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study
    Lon White
    Honolulu Asia Aging Study, Kuakini Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 18:224-7. 2005

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. ncbi request reprint Association of coffee and caffeine intake with the risk of Parkinson disease
    G W Ross
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Honolulu 151, PO Box 50188, Honolulu, HI 96850, USA
    JAMA 283:2674-9. 2000
    ..The projected expansion in the next several decades of the elderly population at highest risk for Parkinson disease (PD) makes identification of factors that promote or prevent the disease an important goal...
  2. ncbi request reprint Quantification of regional glial fibrillary acidic protein levels in Alzheimer's disease
    G W Ross
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Honolulu, HI, USA
    Acta Neurol Scand 107:318-23. 2003
    ..Our objectives were to quantify glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) in brains of Alzheimer's disease (AD) cases, and non-AD controls to determine the regions with the most severe gliosis in AD...
  3. ncbi request reprint Current evidence for neuroprotective effects of nicotine and caffeine against Parkinson's disease
    G W Ross
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Drugs Aging 18:797-806. 2001
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  4. ncbi request reprint The diagnosis and differential diagnosis of dementia
    G Webster Ross
    Honolulu Department of Veterans Affairs, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Pacific Health Research Institute, 846 South Hotel Street, Suite 307, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Med Clin North Am 86:455-76. 2002
    ..The need for early recognition makes the development of diagnostic tools, such as quantitative or functional neuroimaging, and genetic or clinical biologic markers essential...
  5. ncbi request reprint Age-related changes in stroke risk in men with hypertension and normal blood pressure
    J D Curb
    John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
    Stroke 27:819-24. 1996
    ..Stroke is a major contributor to total morbidity and mortality in older individuals, and hypertension is an important risk factor for stroke. Relatively few data exist on whether this relationship changes with age...
  6. pmc Association of fibrinogen with Parkinson disease in elderly Japanese-American men: a prospective study
    K T Wong
    Department of Public Health Sciences, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 34:50-4. 2010
    ..The purpose of this prospective study was to examine whether fibrinogen level is associated with Parkinson disease (PD) for both prevalent and incident cases...
  7. ncbi request reprint Association of vitamin E and C supplement use with cognitive function and dementia in elderly men
    K H Masaki
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Hawaii, John A Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, USA
    Neurology 54:1265-72. 2000
    ..To determine whether use of vitamin E and C supplements protects against subsequent development of dementia and poor cognitive functioning...
  8. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of clinical criteria for AD in the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study, a population-based study
    H Petrovitch
    Pacific Health Research Institute, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Neurology 57:226-34. 2001
    ..AD is neuropathologically confirmed for more than 80% of cases at major referral centers (primarily Caucasians); however, information on diagnostic accuracy in population-based studies and studies of different ethnic groups is limited...
  9. ncbi request reprint Associations of cortical astrogliosis with cognitive performance and dementia status
    Michael L Kashon
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Health Effects Laboratory Division, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    J Alzheimers Dis 6:595-604; discussion 673-81. 2004
    ..Our findings underscore the need to look beyond standard neuropathological measures putatively linked to specific neuropathological conditions in efforts to identify common cellular and molecular processes that contribute to dementia...
  10. ncbi request reprint Recent clinical-pathologic research on the causes of dementia in late life: update from the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study
    Lon White
    Honolulu Asia Aging Study, Kuakini Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 18:224-7. 2005
    ..The results suggest that clinical diagnosis of dementia made during life may fail to reflect the pathogenic complexity of this condition in very elderly persons...
  11. ncbi request reprint Midlife pulse pressure and incidence of dementia: the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study
    Michael H Freitag
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Stroke 37:33-7. 2006
    ..This study explores whether this association is attributable to the pulsatile, ie, pulse pressure (PP), or the nonpulsatile component of blood pressure (BP)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Occupational exposures and movement abnormalities among Japanese-American men: the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study
    Luenda E Charles
    Biostatistics and Epidemiology Branch, Health Effects Laboratory Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, WV 26505 2888, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 26:130-9. 2006
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  13. ncbi request reprint Endogenous sex hormones, cognitive decline, and future dementia in old men
    Mirjam I Geerlings
    University Medical Center Utrecht, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann Neurol 60:346-55. 2006
    ..To estimate the association of endogenous levels of bioavailable testosterone and estradiol with risk for cognitive decline and dementia in old men...
  14. ncbi request reprint Association of olfactory dysfunction with incidental Lewy bodies
    G Webster Ross
    Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Mov Disord 21:2062-7. 2006
    ..0 (P = 0.02). Olfactory dysfunction is associated with ILB. If incidental Lewy bodies represent presymptomatic stage of PD, olfactory testing may be a useful screening tool to identify those at high risk for developing PD...
  15. pmc AD brain pathology: vascular origins? Results from the HAAS autopsy study
    Lenore J Launer
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, 7201 Wisconsin Ave, 3C 309 Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 29:1587-90. 2008
    ..Our study suggests the burden of vascular and AD type lesions are independent of each other, and are consistent with an additive effect of the two types of lesions on cognitive impairment...
  16. pmc Characterization of Japanese-American men with a single neocortical AD lesion type
    Helen Petrovitch
    Pacific Health Research Institute, 846 South Hotel Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 29:1448-55. 2008
    ..Only the NP+NFT group showed a "dose-response" relationship with greater probability of dementia with higher neocortical frequencies of either AD lesion. The single neocortical AD lesion groups do not appear to represent early AD...
  17. ncbi request reprint Bowel movement frequency in late-life and incidental Lewy bodies
    Robert D Abbott
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0717, and Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System, Honolulu, HI, USA
    Mov Disord 22:1581-6. 2007
    ..Infrequent bowel movements are associated with ILB. Findings provide evidence that constipation can predate the extrapyramidal signs of PD. Constipation could be one of the earliest markers of the beginning of PD processes...
  18. ncbi request reprint Association of olfactory dysfunction with risk for future Parkinson's disease
    G Webster Ross
    Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System, University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, HI 96819, USA
    Ann Neurol 63:167-73. 2008
    ..This study examines the association of olfactory dysfunction with future development of PD in Honolulu-Asia Aging Study cohort members..
  19. ncbi request reprint Physical activity, physical function, and incident dementia in elderly men: the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study
    Dennis R Taaffe
    School of Human Movement Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:529-35. 2008
    ..We examined the association of late life physical activity and the modifying effect of physical function with future risk of dementia in a well-characterized cohort of elderly men participating in the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study (HAAS)...
  20. doi request reprint Apolipoprotein E epsilon4 allele genotype and the effect of depressive symptoms on the risk of dementia in men: the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study
    Fumiko Irie
    Pacific Health Research Institute, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:906-12. 2008
    ..Recently, depression has also become recognized as a risk factor for dementia. However, the possible effect of the APOE genotype on the association between depression and dementia is unexamined...
  21. ncbi request reprint Cognitive deficits 3 to 6 years before dementia onset in a population sample: the Honolulu-Asia aging study
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:452-5. 2005
    ..To determine the type of cognitive deficits occurring 3 to 6 years before onset of dementia in a population sample...
  22. ncbi request reprint Plantation work and risk of Parkinson disease in a population-based longitudinal study
    Helen Petrovitch
    Department of Medicine, University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine, USA
    Arch Neurol 59:1787-92. 2002
    ..Retrospective studies in humans demonstrate a link between exposure to agricultural lifestyle factors and PD...
  23. ncbi request reprint AD lesions and infarcts in demented and non-demented Japanese-American men
    Helen Petrovitch
    Pacific Health Research Institute, Kuakini Medical Center, University of Hawaii, 846 South Hotel Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Ann Neurol 57:98-103. 2005
    ..Prevention of cerebrovascular lesions may be critically important in preserving late-life cognitive function...
  24. ncbi request reprint Parkinsonian signs and substantia nigra neuron density in decendents elders without PD
    G Webster Ross
    Honolulu Department of Veteran s Affairs, Honolulu, HI, USA
    Ann Neurol 56:532-9. 2004
    ..There was a significant association of increasing number of signs present with decreasing neuron density in both quadrants (p = 0.001 for trend). Low SN neuron density may be the basis for parkinsonian signs in the elderly without PD...
  25. ncbi request reprint High density lipoprotein cholesterol and the risk of stroke in elderly men: the Honolulu heart program
    J David Curb
    Pacific Health Research Institute, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:150-7. 2004
    ..These findings suggest that HDL cholesterol level is inversely related to the risk of thromboembolic stroke in elderly men. Whether HDL cholesterol alters the effect of other factors on stroke risk in elderly men warrants further study...
  26. ncbi request reprint Environmental, life-style, and physical precursors of clinical Parkinson's disease: recent findings from the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study
    Robert D Abbott
    University of Virginia Health System, Department of Health Evaluation Sciences, 800717, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0717, USA
    J Neurol 250:III30-9. 2003
    ..This report describes the relations between environmental, life-style, and physical attributes and the incidence of PD that have been observed in the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study...
  27. ncbi request reprint Risk of hospitalized stroke in men enrolled in the Honolulu Heart Program and the Framingham Study: A comparison of incidence and risk factor effects
    Beatriz L Rodriguez
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
    Stroke 33:230-6. 2002
    ..Our purpose was to compare the 20-year incidence of hospitalized stroke between Japanese-American men in the Honolulu Heart Program and white men in the Framingham Study...
  28. ncbi request reprint Age-related changes in risk factor effects on the incidence of thromboembolic and hemorrhagic stroke
    Robert D Abbott
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:479-86. 2003
    ..Control of diabetes and the encouragement of active lifestyles in the elderly seem to be especially important...
  29. ncbi request reprint Cerebrovascular pathology and dementia in autopsied Honolulu-Asia Aging Study participants
    Lon White
    Kuakini Medical Center, 846 S Hotel Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 977:9-23. 2002
    ..The cerebrovascular lesion type most essentially and inclusively related to dementia was multiple microinfarction...
  30. doi request reprint Low LDL cholesterol and increased risk of Parkinson's disease: prospective results from Honolulu-Asia Aging Study
    Xuemei Huang
    Department of Neurology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7025, USA
    Mov Disord 23:1013-8. 2008
    ..2, 0.9). This prospective study supports the hypothesis that low LDL-C is associated with an increased risk of PD. Although confirmation is required, the underlying mechanisms may be useful in understanding key aspects of PD...
  31. ncbi request reprint Are depressive symptoms a risk factor for mortality in elderly Japanese American men?: the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study
    Junji Takeshita
    The Honolulu Asia Aging Study, Kuakini Medical Center, 4th Floor, 1356 Lusitana Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1127-32. 2002
    ..This study determined the influence of depressive symptoms on subsequent mortality of all causes...
  32. ncbi request reprint Smell identification ability in twin pairs discordant for Parkinson's disease
    Connie Marras
    The Parkinson s Institute, Sunnyvale, California, USA
    Mov Disord 20:687-93. 2005
    ..Smell identification ability may not be a sensitive indicator of future PD 7 or more years before the development of motor signs, even in a theoretically at-risk population...
  33. pmc Reduced Purkinje cell number in essential tremor: a postmortem study
    Jordan E Axelrad
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
    Arch Neurol 65:101-7. 2008
    ..In recent postmortem studies, we documented increased numbers of torpedoes (Purkinje cell axonal swellings) in ET patients without Lewy bodies. Purkinje cell loss, however, has never been rigorously assessed...
  34. ncbi request reprint Neuropathological changes in essential tremor: 33 cases compared with 21 controls
    Elan D Louis
    GH Sergievsky Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, USA
    Brain 130:3297-307. 2007
    ..The majority have cerebellar changes without Lewy bodies; a smaller proportion has brainstem Lewy bodies. The clinical differences between cases with versus without Lewy bodies require additional study...
  35. ncbi request reprint Pooled analysis of tobacco use and risk of Parkinson disease
    Beate Ritz
    Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health, 650 Charles Young Smith Dr S, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Arch Neurol 64:990-7. 2007
    ..This comprehensive assessment of the apparent reduced risk of PD associated with smoking may provide important leads for treatment and prevention...
  36. ncbi request reprint Dementia screening: can a second administration reduce the number of false positives?
    Daryl Fujii
    Hawaii State Hospital, Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 11:462-5. 2003
    ..Of particular interest is reducing false positives that may generate an unnecessary referral for a dementia work-up...
  37. ncbi request reprint Walking and dementia in physically capable elderly men
    Robert D Abbott
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA
    JAMA 292:1447-53. 2004
    ..Evidence suggests that physical activity may be related to the clinical expression of dementia. Whether the association includes low-intensity activity such as walking is not known...
  38. ncbi request reprint Age-related changes in risk factor effects on the incidence of coronary heart disease
    Robert D Abbott
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 12:173-81. 2002
    ..The purpose of this report is to examine the potential for risk factor effects on the incidence of CHD to change over a broad range of ages from middle adulthood to late-life...