Joel A Simon

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Relation of serum ascorbic acid to Helicobacter pylori serology in US adults: the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Joel A Simon
    General Internal Medicine Section 111A1, Medical Service, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 22:283-9. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Bupropion for smoking cessation: a randomized trial
    Joel A Simon
    General Internal Medicine Section, Medical Service, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:1797-803. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Intensive smoking cessation counseling versus minimal counseling among hospitalized smokers treated with transdermal nicotine replacement: a randomized trial
    Joel A Simon
    General Internal Medicine Section, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    Am J Med 114:555-62. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint The relation of postmenopausal hormone therapy to serum uric acid and the risk of coronary heart disease events: the Heart and Estrogen-Progestin Replacement Study (HERS)
    Joel A Simon
    General Internal Medicine Section, Medical Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94121, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:138-45. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Phenotypic predictors of response to simvastatin therapy among African-Americans and Caucasians: the Cholesterol and Pharmacogenetics (CAP) Study
    Joel A Simon
    General Internal Medicine Section, Medical Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 97:843-50. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Effect of estrogen plus progestin on risk for biliary tract surgery in postmenopausal women with coronary artery disease. The Heart and Estrogen/progestin Replacement Study
    J A Simon
    General Internal Medicine Section 111A1, Medical Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Ann Intern Med 135:493-501. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Relation of ascorbic acid to bone mineral density and self-reported fractures among US adults
    J A Simon
    General Internal Medicine Section, Medical Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 154:427-33. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Relation of ascorbic acid to coronary artery calcium: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study
    Joel A Simon
    General Internal Medicine Section 111A1, Medical Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of California, 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:581-8. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Relation of serum ascorbic acid to mortality among US adults
    J A Simon
    General Internal Medicine Section, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 20:255-63. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Postmenopausal hormone therapy and risk of stroke: The Heart and Estrogen-progestin Replacement Study (HERS)
    J A Simon
    General Internal Medicine Section, Medical Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Circulation 103:638-42. 2001

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint Relation of serum ascorbic acid to Helicobacter pylori serology in US adults: the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Joel A Simon
    General Internal Medicine Section 111A1, Medical Service, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 22:283-9. 2003
    ..Because race appeared to modify the association between serum ascorbic acid and seropositivity to H. pylori, we conducted the analyses stratified by race...
  2. ncbi request reprint Bupropion for smoking cessation: a randomized trial
    Joel A Simon
    General Internal Medicine Section, Medical Service, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:1797-803. 2004
    ..Bupropion hydrochloride is recommended for smoking cessation; however, there have been relatively few clinical trials examining its efficacy...
  3. ncbi request reprint Intensive smoking cessation counseling versus minimal counseling among hospitalized smokers treated with transdermal nicotine replacement: a randomized trial
    Joel A Simon
    General Internal Medicine Section, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    Am J Med 114:555-62. 2003
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint The relation of postmenopausal hormone therapy to serum uric acid and the risk of coronary heart disease events: the Heart and Estrogen-Progestin Replacement Study (HERS)
    Joel A Simon
    General Internal Medicine Section, Medical Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94121, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:138-45. 2006
    ..To determine whether baseline serum uric acid (UA) levels and estrogen-progestin (E+P)-associated change in serum UA in postmenopausal women with coronary disease are associated with recurrent coronary heart disease (CHD) events...
  5. ncbi request reprint Phenotypic predictors of response to simvastatin therapy among African-Americans and Caucasians: the Cholesterol and Pharmacogenetics (CAP) Study
    Joel A Simon
    General Internal Medicine Section, Medical Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 97:843-50. 2006
    ..The magnitude of the lipid and lipoprotein responses, however, differed among participants according to a number of phenotypic and demographic characteristics...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effect of estrogen plus progestin on risk for biliary tract surgery in postmenopausal women with coronary artery disease. The Heart and Estrogen/progestin Replacement Study
    J A Simon
    General Internal Medicine Section 111A1, Medical Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Ann Intern Med 135:493-501. 2001
    ..No major clinical trials have examined the effect of estrogen plus progestin therapy in postmenopausal women on the risk for biliary tract surgery...
  7. ncbi request reprint Relation of ascorbic acid to bone mineral density and self-reported fractures among US adults
    J A Simon
    General Internal Medicine Section, Medical Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 154:427-33. 2001
    ..001). Dietary and serum ascorbic acid measures were associated inconsistently with bone mineral density and self-reported fracture among adult participants in NHANES III...
  8. ncbi request reprint Relation of ascorbic acid to coronary artery calcium: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study
    Joel A Simon
    General Internal Medicine Section 111A1, Medical Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of California, 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:581-8. 2004
    ..Low to marginally low plasma ascorbic acid levels were associated with a higher prevalence of coronary artery calcium among men but not among women...
  9. ncbi request reprint Relation of serum ascorbic acid to mortality among US adults
    J A Simon
    General Internal Medicine Section, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 20:255-63. 2001
    ..To examine the relation between serum ascorbic acid (SAA), a marker of dietary intake (including supplements), and cause-specific mortality...
  10. ncbi request reprint Postmenopausal hormone therapy and risk of stroke: The Heart and Estrogen-progestin Replacement Study (HERS)
    J A Simon
    General Internal Medicine Section, Medical Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Circulation 103:638-42. 2001
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Relation of serum ascorbic acid to serum vitamin B12, serum ferritin, and kidney stones in US adults
    J A Simon
    General Internal Medicine Section, Medical Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, Calif 94121, USA
    Arch Intern Med 159:619-24. 1999
    ..Concern has been raised that high levels of ascorbic acid consumption may lead to potential adverse effects, such as vitamin B12 deficiency, iron overload, and kidney stones...
  12. ncbi request reprint Relationship of ascorbic acid to blood lead levels
    J A Simon
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco 94121, USA
    JAMA 281:2289-93. 1999
    ..However, results from several small studies in humans have yielded inconclusive evidence of a beneficial effect of ascorbic acid on lead toxicity...
  13. ncbi request reprint Serum ascorbic acid and other correlates of self-reported cataract among older Americans
    J A Simon
    General Internal Medicine Section, Medical Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, and University of California 94121, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 52:1207-11. 1999
    ..Ascorbic acid, a water-soluble antioxidant found in high concentrations in the lens, may be of importance for the prevention of cataract among older Americans...
  14. ncbi request reprint Serum ascorbic acid and gallbladder disease prevalence among US adults: the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III)
    J A Simon
    Medical Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, Calif, 94121, USA
    Arch Intern Med 160:931-6. 2000
    ..To examine the relationship of ascorbic acid, an antioxidant nutrient involved in cholesterol catabolism, to gallbladder disease, we analyzed data collected from a probability sample of US adults...
  15. doi request reprint Sustained-release bupropion for hospital-based smoking cessation: a randomized trial
    Joel A Simon
    General Internal Medicine Section 111A1, Medical Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:663-9. 2009
    ..Bupropion is a first-line pharmacological aid for smoking cessation; however, no clinical trials have been conducted in a general population of hospitalized smokers...
  16. pmc Expectancies regarding the interaction between smoking and substance use in alcohol-dependent smokers in early recovery
    Timothy P Carmody
    Mental Health Service, San Francisco VA Medical Center, 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 26:358-63. 2012
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Hypnosis for smoking cessation: a randomized trial
    Timothy P Carmody
    San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:811-8. 2008
    ..It was concluded that hypnosis combined with NP compares favorably with standard behavioral counseling in generating long-term quit rates...
  18. ncbi request reprint Differential effects of ramipril on ambulatory blood pressure in African Americans and Caucasians
    Andrew Moran
    Department of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, and San Francisco General Hospital, California, USA
    Am J Hypertens 20:884-91. 2007
    ..Past studies did not compare daytime and nighttime ambulatory blood-pressure responses to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in African Americans and Caucasians...
  19. ncbi request reprint Bupropion for smoking cessation: a review
    Elisa K Tong
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Compr Ther 32:26-33. 2006
    ..Bupropion is the only antidepressant recommended as first-line pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation. Bupropion is as effective as nicotine replacement therapy and can be used in diverse populations...
  20. doi request reprint Telephone-delivered cognitive-behavioral therapy for pain management among older military veterans: a randomized trial
    Timothy P Carmody
    San Francisco VA Medical Center and University of California, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Psychol Serv 10:265-75. 2013
    ..Improvements in all primary outcome measures were mediated by reductions in catastrophizing. Telephone-delivered CBT and EDU warrant further study as easily accessible interventions for rural-living older individuals with chronic pain...
  21. pmc Intensive intervention for alcohol-dependent smokers in early recovery: a randomized trial
    Timothy P Carmody
    Mental Health Service, San Francisco VA Medical Center, CA 94121, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 122:186-94. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of an intensive tobacco cessation intervention for alcohol-dependent smokers in early recovery...
  22. ncbi request reprint Lack of effect of walnuts on serum levels of prostate specific antigen: a brief report
    Joel A Simon
    General Internal Medicine 111A1, San Francisco VA Medical Center, 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 26:317-20. 2007
    ..To examine whether the short-term consumption of walnuts, a food rich in alpha-linolenic acid, affects levels of serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA), a marker of prostate enlargement, inflammation, and cancer...
  23. ncbi request reprint Renal insufficiency and cardiovascular events in postmenopausal women with coronary heart disease
    M G Shlipak
    General Internal Medicine Section, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 38:705-11. 2001
    ..This study sought to determine the independent association of renal insufficiency with cardiovascular risk among women with known coronary heart disease (CHD)...
  24. ncbi request reprint The relation of smoking to waist-to-hip ratio and diabetes mellitus among elderly women
    J A Simon
    General Internal Medicine Section, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    Prev Med 26:639-44. 1997
    ..Because smoking may increase waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), a risk factor for diabetes, we postulated that the relation between smoking and diabetes may be mediated in part by smoking-associated differences in body fat distribution...
  25. ncbi request reprint Estrogen and progestin, lipoprotein(a), and the risk of recurrent coronary heart disease events after menopause
    M G Shlipak
    Department of Medicine, University of California, and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, USA
    JAMA 283:1845-52. 2000
    ..However, few data exist on the clinical importance of Lp(a) lowering for CHD prevention. Hormone therapy with estrogen has been found to lower Lp(a) levels in women...
  26. ncbi request reprint Hostility predicts recurrent events among postmenopausal women with coronary heart disease
    Lily A Chaput
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 94115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:1092-9. 2002
    ..In this study, hostility was found to be an independent risk factor for recurrent CHD events in postmenopausal women...
  27. doi request reprint The relation of alpha-linolenic acid to the risk of prostate cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Joel A Simon
    General Internal Medicine Section, Medical Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:1558S-1564S. 2009
    ..alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA; 18:3n-3) has been associated inconsistently with an increased risk of prostate cancer. Additional studies have become available since the publication of 2 previous meta-analyses...
  28. pmc Income and racial patterns of dietary vitamin C intake among black and white girls
    J A Simon
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center (111A1, San Francisco, CA 94121
    Public Health Rep 108:760-4. 1993
    ..If the findings are generalizable,they underscore the importance of public health programs to address the adequacy of dietary vitamin C intake among preadolescent black and white females...
  29. ncbi request reprint Lack of a relation between vitamin and mineral antioxidants and bone mineral density: results from the Women's Health Initiative
    Randi L Wolf
    Program in Nutrition, Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:581-8. 2005
    ..Antioxidant defenses are one possible mechanism for decreasing oxidative damage and its potentially negative effects on age-related bone mass...
  30. ncbi request reprint Subgroup interactions in the Heart and Estrogen/Progestin Replacement Study: lessons learned
    Curt D Furberg
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Circulation 105:917-22. 2002
    ..We analyzed the HERS data to determine whether there were specific subgroups of women who responded differently to treatment, either during the first year or in the overall study...
  31. ncbi request reprint Factor V Leiden, hormone replacement therapy, and risk of venous thromboembolic events in women with coronary disease
    David M Herrington
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sections on Cardiology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1040, USA
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 22:1012-7. 2002
    ..If factor V Leiden genotyping becomes less expensive, it could be cost effective to screen for the presence of the mutation before instituting HRT in women with coronary disease...
  32. ncbi request reprint Combined vitamin E and vitamin C supplement use and risk of cardiovascular disease mortality
    Joel A Simon
    Arch Intern Med 162:2630; author reply 2630. 2002
  33. doi request reprint Variation in the 3-hydroxyl-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme a reductase gene is associated with racial differences in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol response to simvastatin treatment
    Ronald M Krauss
    Children s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, 5700 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609, USA
    Circulation 117:1537-44. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that single nucleotide polymorphisms in the gene encoding HMGCR, a rate-limiting enzyme in cholesterol synthesis and the direct enzymatic target of statins, contribute to variation in statin response...
  34. ncbi request reprint Clinical trials of uric acid lowering for coronary heart disease risk reduction
    Joel A Simon
    Am J Med 119:e5; author reply e7. 2006