Sonia A Buist
Affiliation: Oregon Health and Science University
- The American Thoracic Society methods in epidemiologic, clinical, and operations research program. A research capacity-building program in low- and middle-income countriesA Sonia Buist
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
Ann Am Thorac Soc 10:281-9. 2013..Future challenges include funding, recruitment of local faculty, helping to build the research infrastructure in MECOR countries, and providing ongoing mentoring for research. ..
- Can spirometric norms be set using pre- or post- bronchodilator test results in older people?Bernet Kato
Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK
Respir Res 13:102. 2012..Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is defined by post-bronchodilator spirometry. Data on "normal values" come predominantly from pre-bronchodilator spirometry. The effects of this on diagnosis are unknown...
- Pre- and post-bronchodilator lung function as predictors of mortality in the Lung Health StudyDavid M Mannino
University of Kentucky, College of Public Health, Lexington, KY, USA
Respir Res 12:136. 2011..We used pre-and post bronchodilator lung function data from the Lung Health Study to determine whether these measures differ in their ability to predict mortality...
- The Breathe Easier through Weight Loss Lifestyle (BE WELL) Intervention: a randomized controlled trialJun Ma
Department of Health Services Research, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA, USA
BMC Pulm Med 10:16. 2010..Due to methodological shortcomings of previous studies, however, well-controlled trials are needed to investigate the efficacy of weight loss strategies to improve asthma control in obese individuals...
- COPD uncovered: an international survey on the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD] on a working age populationMonica J Fletcher
Education for Health, Warwick, UK
BMC Public Health 11:612. 2011..The burden of disease is known to be high, though less is known about those of a younger age. The aim of this study was to investigate the wider personal, economic and societal burden of COPD on a cross country working-age cohort...
- A randomized clinical trial of peak flow versus symptom monitoring in older adults with asthmaA Sonia Buist
Oregon Health and Science University, Mail Code UHN 67, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239, USA
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 174:1077-87. 2006..To determine whether peak flow monitoring has value above and beyond symptom monitoring when used as part of an asthma management plan...
- The Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease Initiative (BOLD): rationale and designA Sonia Buist
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, 97239, USA
COPD 2:277-83. 2005..BOLD's standardized methods will provide a uniform way to compare COPD burden within and between countries, and where differences are found, to explore explanations for these differences...
- Worldwide burden of COPD in high- and low-income countries. Part I. The burden of obstructive lung disease (BOLD) initiativeA S Buist
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12:703-8. 2008..Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) Initiative sites worldwide...
- IntroductionA Sonia Buist
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Mail Code UHN 67, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239, USA
Proc Am Thorac Soc 5:796-9. 2008....
- Similarities and differences between asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: treatment and early outcomesA S Buist
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, UHN 67 Portland, OR 97239 3098, USA
Eur Respir J Suppl 39:30s-35s. 2003..Inhaled corticosteroids appear to have a place in the management of severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, perhaps by decreasing the frequency of exacerbations...
- Guidelines for the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseA S Buist
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland 97201, USA
Respir Med 96:S11-6. 2002..Low expectations among physicians and patients may also impair implementation. In conclusion, guidelines may improve the management of COPD, but the main challenge is to ensure implementation...
- 20-year trends in the prevalence of asthma and chronic airflow obstruction in an HMOW M Vollmer
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, VA Medical Center, and Oregon Health Sciences University 97227 1098, USA
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 157:1079-84. 1998....
- Comparison of spirometry criteria for the diagnosis of COPD: results from the BOLD studyW M Vollmer
Kaiser Permanente, Center for Health Research, Portland, OR 97227 1110, USA
Eur Respir J 34:588-97. 2009..7 should minimise known age biases and better reflect clinically significant irreversible airflow limitation. Our study also supports the use of the FEV(1)/FEV(6) as a practical substitute for the FEV(1)/FVC...
- International variation in the prevalence of COPD (the BOLD Study): a population-based prevalence studyA Sonia Buist
Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
Lancet 370:741-50. 2007..We aimed to measure the prevalence of COPD and its risk factors and investigate variation across countries by age, sex, and smoking status...
- COPD and occupational exposures: a case-control studySheila Weinmann
Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
J Occup Environ Med 50:561-9. 2008..This case-control study evaluated the association between occupational exposures and prevalent COPD based on lifetime occupational history...
- Effects of gender on relapse prevention in smokers treated with bupropion SRDavid Gonzales
Department of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland 97201, USA
Am J Prev Med 22:234-9. 2002..Lower abstinence and higher relapse rates are often reported for women treated with NRT. Gender effects for those treated with non-nicotinic, bupropion-hydrochloride sustained release for relapse prevention have not been studied...
- Assessing future need for acute care in adult asthmatics: the Profile of Asthma Risk Study: a prospective health maintenance organization-based studyMolly L Osborne
Mail code L102, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239, USA
Chest 132:1151-61. 2007..To develop simple clinical tools predictive of acute asthma care and to identify modifiable risk factors...
- Caesarean section delivery and the risk of allergic disorders in childhoodH Renz-Polster
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland OR, USA
Clin Exp Allergy 35:1466-72. 2005..Beneficial intestinal microbes originate from the maternal vaginal tract and thus are more likely to be transferred during vaginal births than during Caesarean sections (C-sections)...
- Impact of regular inhaled corticosteroid use on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease outcomesWilliam M Vollmer
Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, OR 97227 1110, USA
COPD 4:135-42. 2007..This benefit was most pronounced among never-smokers and in those with evidence of co-morbid asthma...
- Patterns of lung function in asymptomatic nonsmoking men and women in the People's Republic of ChinaW M Vollmer
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, OR, USA
Ann Epidemiol 12:295-302. 2002..To evaluate patterns of lung function in healthy, working Chinese men and women in different geographic areas of the People's Republic of China (PRC)...
- Association of asthma control with health care utilization and quality of lifeW M Vollmer
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, Oregon, USA
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 160:1647-52. 1999..Asthma control is an important "vital sign" that may be useful both for population-based disease management as well as for the management of individual patients...
- Smoking cessation in primary care clinicsJ M Sippel
Department of Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR97201, USA
J Gen Intern Med 14:670-6. 1999..These findings support the use of AHCPR guidelines in primary care clinics, but do not support routine spirometry for motivating patients similar to those studied here...
- Searching multiple clinical information systems for longer time periods found more prevalent cases of asthmaWilliam M Vollmer
Center for Health Research, 3800 N Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97227 110, USA
J Clin Epidemiol 57:392-7. 2004..This study developed a computerized algorithm for defining prevalent asthma, identified operational difficulties, and summarized data on asthma prevalence in the study population...
- Incidence of work-related asthma in members of a health maintenance organizationWilliam M Vollmer
Center for Health Research and Northwest Permanent Associates, PC, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, Oregon 97227 1110, USA
J Occup Environ Med 47:1292-7. 2005..Recent reports suggest that the incidence of work-related asthma may be much higher than Sentinel Event Notification Systems for Occupational Risks (SENSOR) data estimate...
- Association of asthma control with health care utilization: a prospective evaluationWilliam M Vollmer
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, Oregon 97227 1110, USA
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 165:195-9. 2002..These data reinforce the usefulness of measures of short-term asthma control both for the individual clinician and for those interested in population-based asthma management...
- Use and impact of an automated telephone outreach system for asthma in a managed care settingWilliam M Vollmer
Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, OR 97227, USA
Am J Manag Care 12:725-33. 2006..To test the ability of an automated telephone outreach intervention to reduce acute healthcare utilization and improve quality of life among adult asthma patients in a large managed care organization...
- National COPD conference summaryA Sonia Buist
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA
COPD 1:293-302. 2004..This summary provides the recommendations from the conference that will be used to develop an action plan for the US COPD Coalition. It includes actions proposed by plenary speakers, roundtable faculty and conference participants...
- Asthma features in severe alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency: experience of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute RegistryEdward Eden
James P Mara Center for Lung Disease, St Luke s Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY 10019, USA
Chest 123:765-71. 2003..To describe asthma features in a cohort with alpha(1)-antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency, and determine the impact of asthma on FEV(1) decline...
- A pooled analysis of FEV1 decline in COPD patients randomized to inhaled corticosteroids or placeboJoan B Soriano
Head, Program of Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Fundació Caubet CIMERA Illes Balears, International Centre for Advanced Respiratory Medicine, Recinte Hospital Joan March, Bunyola, Mallorca, Spain
Chest 131:682-9. 2007..There is controversy about whether therapy with inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) modifies the natural history of COPD, characterized by an accelerated decline in FEV(1)...
- Changes in smoking status affect women more than men: results of the Lung Health StudyJohn E Connett
Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Am J Epidemiol 157:973-9. 2003..001). Therefore, among persons at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, smoking cessation has an even clearer advantage for women than it does for men...
- What are the practical implications of current data on the worldwide prevalence of COPD?A Sonia Buist
Pol Arch Med Wewn 117:394-5. 2007
- Global burden of COPD: risk factors, prevalence, and future trendsDavid M Mannino
Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, University of Kentucky College of Public Health, Lexington, KY 40536, USA
Lancet 370:765-73. 2007..The challenge we will all face in the next few years will be implementation of cost-effective prevention and management strategies to stem the tide of this disease and its cost...
- Efficacy of bupropion for relapse prevention in smokers with and without a past history of major depressionLisa Sanderson Cox
Nicotine Dependence Center Research Program, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
J Gen Intern Med 19:828-34. 2004..This study evaluated the efficacy of bupropion for relapse prevention in smokers with and without a past history of major depressive disorder. Changes in depressive symptoms were also examined...
- Respiratory symptoms and obstructive pulmonary disease in a population aged over 70 yearsJon A Hardie
Institute of Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Respir Med 99:186-95. 2005..the prevalence of respiratory symptoms and obstructive pulmonary disease by age, sex, and smoking history in a population aged 70 years and older? What is the association between selected comorbidities and obstructive pulmonary disease?..
- Case definitions for chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseEva Hnizdo
Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, USA
COPD 3:95-100. 2006..In conclusion, using the FEV1/FVC < 0.70 criterion will substantially under-diagnose airway obstruction in younger individuals and substantially over-diagnose COPD in older individuals...
- COPD prevalence in Salzburg, Austria: results from the Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) StudyLea Schirnhofer
Department of Pneumology, Paracelsus Private Medical School, Salzburg, Austria
Chest 131:29-36. 2007..The Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease initiative was started to measure the prevalence of COPD in a standardized way and to provide estimates of the social and economic burden of disease...
- Prevalence of COPD and tobacco smoking in Malopolska region--results from the BOLD study in PolandEwa Nizankowska-Mogilnicka
Division of Pulmonary Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Jagiellonian University School of Medicine, Krakow, Poland
Pol Arch Med Wewn 117:402-10. 2007..To address this problem we participated in the Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) Initiative which was developed to provide standardized methods for estimating the prevalence of COPD and its risk factors...
- Clinical research in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: needs and opportunitiesThomas L Croxton
Division of Lung Diseases, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 167:1142-9. 2003....
- Identification of patients with Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) using automated dataLeslie R Harrold
Meyers Primary Care Institute, The University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Fallon Healthcare System, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 13:661-7. 2004..Our aim was to identify individuals with Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) among asthma drug users, based on patterns of diagnostic and procedural codes (termed 'algorithms') contained in automated claims data...
- Loss of bone density with inhaled triamcinolone in Lung Health Study IIPaul D Scanlon
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 170:1302-9. 2004..In summary, the use of inhaled triamcinolone acetonide was associated with loss of BMD at the femoral neck and lumbar spine after 3 years of treatment...
- Asthma drug use and the development of Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS)Leslie R Harrold
Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Fallon Clinic and Fallon Community Health Plan, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 16:620-6. 2007..Using pooled data from two nested case-control studies, we examined the association between asthma drug use and the development of CSS...
- Educational camp for children with asthmaA Sonia Buist
J Bras Pneumol 34:189-90. 2008
- Reference values for arterial blood gases in the elderlyJon A Hardie
Institute of Internal Medicine, Deaconess Hospital, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Chest 125:2053-60. 2004..At the same time, we wish to examine how different criteria for exclusion from the reference sample with regard to previous smoking and various comorbidities might influence reference values...
- Incidence of Churg-Strauss syndrome in asthma drug users: a population-based perspectiveLeslie R Harrold
Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School and Fallon Foundation, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
J Rheumatol 32:1076-80. 2005..To estimate the incidence of Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) among a large population of asthma drug users...
- Does Shared Decision-Making Improve Asthma Outcomes?ALINE BUIST; Fiscal Year: 2005..All participants will be followed for two years with outcome data collected at 12 and 24 months. If effective, this model can be incorporated into clinical practice to improve asthma outcomes and reduce costs. ..