R F White
Affiliation: Boston University
- Neuropsychological screening for cognitive impairment using computer-assisted tasksRoberta F White
VA Boston Healthcare System and Boston University, USA
Assessment 10:86-101. 2003..Sensitivity and specificity for the least random classification procedure were 0.87 and 0.67, respectively. The results suggest that computer-assisted screening methods are a promising means of triaging patients...
- Recent research on Gulf War illness and other health problems in veterans of the 1991 Gulf War: Effects of toxicant exposures during deploymentRoberta F White
Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, United States Electronic address
Cortex 74:449-75. 2016..This type of injury requires further study and concentrated treatment research efforts that may also benefit other occupational groups with similar exposure-related illnesses...
- Occurrence of mental illness following prenatal and early childhood exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water: a retrospective cohort studyAnn Aschengrau
Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Talbot 3E, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Environ Health 11:2. 2012....
- Affinity for risky behaviors following prenatal and early childhood exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water: a retrospective cohort studyAnn Aschengrau
Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Environ Health 10:102. 2011..No prior study has investigated the long-term impact of prenatal and early childhood exposure to the solvent tetrachloroethylene (PCE) on the affinity for risky behaviors, defined as smoking, drinking or drug use as a teen or adult...
- Functional MRI approach to developmental methylmercury and polychlorinated biphenyl neurotoxicityRoberta F White
Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
Neurotoxicology 32:975-80. 2011..This methodology therefore has potential utility in visualizing structural neural system determinants of exposure-induced neurobehavioral dysfunction...
- Spatial analysis of learning and developmental disorders in upper Cape Cod, Massachusetts using generalized additive modelsKate Hoffman
Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, USA
Int J Health Geogr 9:7. 2010..While results were not statistically significant, they suggest that children living in certain parts of Cape Cod were more likely to have a LDD. The spatial variation may be due to variation in the physical and social environment...
- Neuropsychological function in Gulf War veterans: relationships to self-reported toxicant exposuresR F White
Boston Environmental Hazards Center, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
Am J Ind Med 40:42-54. 2001....
- Interrater reliability of neuropsychological diagnoses: a Department of Veterans Affairs cooperative studyRoberta F White
VA Medical Center, Boston University, MA 02310, USA
J Int Neuropsychol Soc 8:555-65. 2002..44 +/- s.e.(kappa) = .029]. These levels of reliability are comparable to those found for other psychiatric and neurologic specialties and for medical diagnoses made by other health care disciplines...
- Assessment of neuropsychological trajectories in longitudinal population-based studies of childrenR F White
Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
J Epidemiol Community Health 63:i15-26. 2009..Assessment methodology and knowledge about child cognitive development will change over the next 20 years, and strategies are suggested for altering the proposed test schedule as appropriate...
- Occupational and environmental neurology: a pioneer. In memorium: Robert G. Feldman, MD, 1933-2003Roberta F White
Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts 02118, USA
Am J Ind Med 47:101-3. 2005
- Validity of a computer-assisted neurobehavioral test battery in toxicant encephalopathyS P Proctor
Boston Environmental Hazards Center, VA Boston Healthcare System, MA 02130, USA
Neurotoxicology 21:703-14. 2000..The results with lead-exposed TE patients are less robust. Possible explanations for these differences are discussed...
- Chemical sensitivity and chronic fatigue in Gulf War veterans: a brief reportS P Proctor
Boston Environmental Hazards Center 116B 4, 150 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130 4893, USA
J Occup Environ Med 43:259-64. 2001..The characteristic differences between the groups and the overlap with chronic multi-symptom illness are also discussed...
- Quantitative magnetic resonance brain imaging in US army veterans of the 1991 Gulf War potentially exposed to sarin and cyclosarinKristin J Heaton
Boston Environmental Hazards Research Center, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
Neurotoxicology 28:761-9. 2007....
- Health-related quality of life in Persian Gulf War VeteransS P Proctor
Boston Environmental Hazards Center, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
Mil Med 166:510-9. 2001..S. population norms. Within the group of GW-deployed veterans, several current medical and psychological conditions predictive of lower physical functioning levels were identified...
- Effects of sarin and cyclosarin exposure during the 1991 Gulf War on neurobehavioral functioning in US army veteransSusan P Proctor
Boston Environmental Hazards Center, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130 4893, USA
Neurotoxicology 27:931-9. 2006..During the Gulf War (GW), in early March 1991, a munitions dump at Khamisiyah, Iraq, was destroyed. Later, in 1996, the dump was found to have contained the organophosphate chemical warfare agents, sarin and cyclosarin...
- Risk of learning and behavioral disorders following prenatal and early postnatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking waterPatricia A Janulewicz
Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston Massachusetts 02118, USA
Neurotoxicol Teratol 30:175-85. 2008..We conclude that prenatal and early postnatal PCE exposure is not associated with disorders of attention, learning and behavior identified on the basis of questionnaire responses and at the exposure levels experienced by this population...
- The preclinical phase of alzheimer disease: A 22-year prospective study of the Framingham CohortM F Elias
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Statistical Consulting Unit, 111 Cummington St, Boston University College of Arts and Sciences, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Arch Neurol 57:808-13. 2000..To relate performance on tests of cognitive ability to the subsequent development of probable Alzheimer disease (pAD) and to identify the pattern of earliest changes in cognitive functioning associated with a diagnosis of pAD...
- MRI and neuropsychological correlates of carbon monoxide exposure: a case reportSherral A Devine
Boston University Neurology Associates, Boston University Medical Campus and Boston Environmental Hazards Center and Psychology Service, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
Environ Health Perspect 110:1051-5. 2002..We present this case as an example of the utility of MRI and neuropsychological examinations in detecting central nervous system dysfunction secondary to CO exposure...
- Limited literacy and psychiatric disorders among users of an urban safety-net hospital's mental health outpatient clinicAlisa Lincoln
Department of Health Science, Northeastern University, 316 Robinson Hall, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
J Nerv Ment Dis 196:687-93. 2008..Increasing our understanding of the relationships between health literacy and psychiatric disorders will help inform the development of appropriate psychiatric care and better outcomes...
- Effects of breast feeding on neuropsychological development in a community with methylmercury exposure from seafoodTina Kold Jensen
Department of Environmental Medicine, Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Odense C, Denmark
J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 15:423-30. 2005..Although the advantage may be less, Faroese women can still safely breastfeed their children...
- Impact of prenatal methylmercury exposure on neurobehavioral function at age 14 yearsFrodi Debes
Faroese Hospital System, FR 100 Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, Denmark
Neurotoxicol Teratol 28:363-75. 2006..These findings are supported by independent assessment of neurophysiological outcomes. The effects on brain function associated with prenatal methylmercury exposure therefore appear to be multi-focal and permanent...
- Neuropsychological outcomes of army personnel following deployment to the Iraq warJennifer J Vasterling
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System and Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans 70112, USA
JAMA 296:519-29. 2006..Previous studies have not conducted objective neuropsychological assessments both before and after a major war-zone deployment...
- [Environmental epidemiology research leads to a decrease of the exposure limit for mercury]Pal Weihe
Faerøernes Sygehusvaesen, afdeling for arbejdsmedicin og folkesundhed, Syddansk Universitet, Institut for Sundhedstjenesteforskning, og Københavns Universitet, Institut for Folkesundhedsvidenskab, Biostatistisk Afdeling
Ugeskr Laeger 165:107-11. 2003..An increase in blood pressure was also associated with the prenatal exposure level. The exposure limit for mercury has therefore been decreased...
- Re: Symptom magnification and neurocognitive dysfunctionWilliam B Patterson
J Occup Environ Med 46:608-10; author reply 610-2. 2004
- Consequences of exposure measurement error for confounder identification in environmental epidemiologyEsben Budtz-Jørgensen
Department of Biostatistics, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 3, DK 2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark
Stat Med 22:3089-100. 2003..These difficulties in statistical model development are illustrated by examples from a epidemiological study performed in the Faroe Islands to investigate the adverse health effects of prenatal mercury exposure...
- Repeated split sample validation to assess logistic regression and recursive partitioning: an application to the prediction of cognitive impairmentKenneth E James
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239 3098, USA
Stat Med 24:3019-35. 2005....
- Neurobehavioral performance of Inuit children with increased prenatal exposure to methylmercuryPal Weihe
Department of Occupational and Public Health, The Faroese Hospital System, Torshavn, Foroe Islands
Int J Circumpolar Health 61:41-9. 2002..The data from the present study therefore appears in accordance with other evidence that prenatal or early postnatal exposures to methylmercury may cause subtle neurobehavioral deficits...
- Prenatal pesticide exposure in South Africa: CNS EffectsRoberta White; Fiscal Year: 2005..Collaboration between district health personnel, scientists at the University of Cape Town and the University of Natal in South Africa, and investigators at Boston University is key to the project. ..