Affiliation: University of California
- Combination antiretroviral therapy and recent declines in AIDS incidence and mortalityE Vittinghoff
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
J Infect Dis 179:717-20. 1999..The introduction of combination antiretroviral therapy as the standard of care may already have had measurable effects...
- Drug use and sexual risk behavior among gay and bisexual men who attend circuit parties: a venue-based comparisonG N Colfax
HIV Research Branch, San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, California 94102 6033, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 28:373-9. 2001..High-risk sexual activity and drug use may be particularly high during circuit party (CP) weekends, during which gay/bisexual men congregate for social activities and dancing...
- Cofactors for HIV disease progression in a cohort of homosexual and bisexual menE Vittinghoff
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 27:308-14. 2001..45; 95% CI, 1.02-2.04) and AIDS. The associations of accelerated progression with weekly use of recreational drugs and unprotected receptive anal intercourse need to be confirmed in other prospective cohorts...
- Estrogen and progestin, lipoprotein(a), and the risk of recurrent coronary heart disease events after menopauseM 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...
- Postmenopausal hormones and incontinence: the Heart and Estrogen/Progestin Replacement StudyD Grady
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94105, USA
Obstet Gynecol 97:116-20. 2001..To determine whether postmenopausal hormone therapy improves the severity of urinary incontinence...
- The relation of smoking to waist-to-hip ratio and diabetes mellitus among elderly womenJ 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...
- Diminished spontaneous apoptosis in lymphocytes from human immunodeficiency virus-infected long-term nonprogressorsT J Liegler
Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology, San Francisco, California 94141 9100, USA
J Infect Dis 178:669-79. 1998..These findings demonstrate that increased lymphocyte apoptosis is evident prior to CD4 T cell decline and that LTNP are relatively resistant to the factors that induce accentuated levels of spontaneous but not mitogen-induced cell death...
- Statin use is associated with lower risk of atrial fibrillation in women with coronary disease: the HERS trialC N Pellegrini
Division of Cardiology, Electrophysiology Section, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
Heart 95:704-8. 2009..To determine the efficacy of statin treatment in atrial fibrillation (AF) prevention in women...
- Factors associated with the health care utilization of homeless personsM B Kushel
Division of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, Department of Medicine, Box 0936, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
JAMA 285:200-6. 2001..Homeless persons face numerous barriers to receiving health care and have high rates of illness and disability. Factors associated with health care utilization by homeless persons have not been explored from a national perspective...
- Urinary tract infections in postmenopausal women: effect of hormone therapy and risk factorsJ S Brown
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, California 94115, USA
Obstet Gynecol 98:1045-52. 2001..To assess the effects of hormone therapy on urinary tract infection frequency and to examine potential risk factors...
- Communication of HIV viral load to guide sexual risk decisions with serodiscordant partners among San Francisco men who have sex with menR Guzman
AIDS Office, San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
AIDS Care 18:983-9. 2006..Interventions targeting MSM should explain that while risk of transmission is likely reduced with a low blood plasma VL, it is not necessarily eliminated...
- Laboratory reproducibility of biochemical markers of bone turnover in clinical practiceA L Schafer
Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
Osteoporos Int 21:439-45. 2010..Longitudinal and within-run laboratory reproducibility varied substantially. Efforts to improve the reproducibility of these tests are needed...
- Age-related hyperkyphosis, independent of spinal osteoporosis, is associated with impaired mobility in older community-dwelling womenW B Katzman
University of California, San Francisco, UCSF Box 0625, San Francisco, CA 94143 0625
Osteoporos Int 22:85-90. 2011..Hyperyphosis is associated with slower Timed Up and Go performance times and may be a useful clinical marker signaling the need for evaluation of vertebral fracture and falling risk...
- Sample size calculations for evaluating mediationE Vittinghoff
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
Stat Med 28:541-57. 2009..For the Poisson model, a new analytic method is also proposed. The behavior of the different proposals is investigated by means of simulation studies...
- Cost of pelvic organ prolapse surgery in the United StatesL L Subak
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, Mount Zion Women s Health, San Francisco, California 94143 1688, USA
Obstet Gynecol 98:646-51. 2001..To estimate the annual direct cost to society of pelvic organ prolapse operations in the United States...
- Randomized trial of estrogen plus progestin for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease in postmenopausal women. Heart and Estrogen/progestin Replacement Study (HERS) Research GroupS Hulley
University of California, San Francisco 94143, USA
JAMA 280:605-13. 1998..However, given the favorable pattern of CHD events after several years of therapy, it could be appropriate for women already receiving this treatment to continue...
- Advanced glycation end product level, diabetes, and accelerated cognitive agingKristine Yaffe
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
Neurology 77:1351-6. 2011..AGEs are cross-linked products that result from reactions between glucose and proteins. Little is known about the association between peripheral AGE concentration and cognitive aging...
- Contrasting genetic influence of CCR2 and CCR5 variants on HIV-1 infection and disease progression. Hemophilia Growth and Development Study (HGDS), Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS), Multicenter Hemophilia Cohort Study (MHCS), San Francisco City CohortM W Smith
Science Applications International Corp Frederick, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD 21702 1201, USA
Science 277:959-65. 1997....
- Case-only analysis of treatment-covariate interactions in clinical trialsE Vittinghoff
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Division of Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
Biometrics 62:769-76. 2006..Case-only methods are even more efficient, and reliable under a range of circumstances...
- Urinary incontinence in elderly women: findings from the Health, Aging, and Body Composition StudyR A Jackson
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Obstet Gynecol 104:301-7. 2004..To estimate the prevalence of and risk factors for stress and urge incontinence in a biracial sample of well-functioning older women...
- Control of HIV-1 viremia and protection from AIDS are associated with HLA-Bw4 homozygosityP O Flores-Villanueva
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, One Jimmy Fund Way, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98:5140-5. 2001..We conclude that homozygosity for HLA-Bw4-bearing B alleles is associated with a significant advantage and that the HLA-Bw4 motif is important in AIDS pathogenesis...
- Slow diffusion of home HIV-specimen collection: provider concerns at odds with client preferencesF Spielberg
Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Sex Transm Dis 28:51-7. 2001..CONCLUSION: Home specimen collection and telephone counseling appear to be preferred by study participants at high risk of HIV infection. Staff and community advisory board members had stronger reservations than prospective users...
- What happened to home HIV test collection kits? Intent to use kits, actual use, and barriers to use among persons at risk for HIV infectionG N Colfax
HIV Research Branch, San Francisco Department of Public Health, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94102 6033, USA
AIDS Care 14:675-82. 2002..Increasing awareness of kits, reducing price and addressing concerns about kit testing procedures may increase kit use, leading to more HIV testing by at-risk individuals...
- Hormone treatment--misconceptions and agreementsS B Hulley
Eur Heart J 23:89-91. 2002