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  • Kasting, Monica L.; Wilson, Shannon; Dixon, Brian E.; Downs, Stephen M.; Kulkarni, Amit; Zimet, Gregory D. (Elsevier, 2016-03)
    The 9-valent Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, 9vHPV, was licensed in the U.S. in December, 2014. We assessed healthcare provider (HCP) awareness of the newly approved vaccine and identified questions HCPs have about the ...
  • Zhang, Mingfeng; Qureshi, Abrar A.; Fortner, Renée T.; Hankinson, Susan E.; Wei, Qingyi; Wang, Li-E; Eliassen, A. Heather; Willett, Walter C.; Hunter, David J.; Han, Jiali (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015-05-15)
    BACKGROUND: Acne reflects hormone imbalance and is a key component of several systemic diseases. We hypothesized that diagnosis of acne as a teenager might predict subsequent risk of hormone-related cancers. METHODS: We ...
  • Lin, Xiaochen; Zhang, Xi; Guo, Jianjun; Roberts, Christian K.; McKenzie, Steve; Wu, Wen-Chih; Liu, Simin; Song, Yiqing (AMA, 2015-06-26)
    BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend exercise for cardiovascular health, although evidence from trials linking exercise to cardiovascular health through intermediate biomarkers remains inconsistent. We performed a meta-analysis ...
  • Li, Shanshan (Springer, 2016-01)
    When conducting recurrent event data analysis, it is common to assume that the covariate processes are observed throughout the follow-up period. In most applications, however, the values of time-varying covariates are only ...
  • Rachlis, B.; Ochieng, D.; Geng, E.; Rotich, E.; Ochieng, V.; Maritim, B.; Ndege, S.; Naanyu, V.; Martin, J.; Keter, A.; Ayuo, P.; Diero, L.; Nyambura, M.; Braitstein, P. (Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2015-04-01)
    BACKGROUND: Academic Model Providing Access To Healthcare (AMPATH) program provides comprehensive HIV care and treatment services. Approximately, 30% of patients have become lost to follow-up (LTFU). We sought to actively ...
  • Dixon, Brian E.; Hook, John; Vreeman, Daniel J. (Oxford, 2015-05)
    National policies in the United States require the use of standard terminology for data exchange between clinical information systems. However, most electronic health record systems continue to use local and idiosyncratic ...
  • Dixon, Brian E.; Gibson, P. Joseph; Comer, Karen Frederickson; Rosenman, Marc (IOS, 2015)
    Assessment is a core function of public health. Comprehensive clinical data may enhance community health assessment by providing up-to-date, representative data for use in public health programs and policies, especially ...
  • Kirbiyik, Uzay; Shah, Hassan; Lai, Patrick T.; Williams, Jennifer L.; Dixon, Brian E.; Grannis, Shaun (International Society for Disease Surveillance, 2015)
  • Tu, Wanzhu; Wagner, Erin K.; Eckert, George J.; Yu, Zhangsheng; Hannon, Tamara; Pratt, J. Howard; He, Chunyan (Elsevier, 2015-01)
    PURPOSE: Previous studies have identified novel genetic variants associated with age at menarche in females of European descent. The pubertal growth effects of these variants have not been carefully evaluated in non-European ...
  • Wu, Shaowei; Cho, Eunyoung; Feskanich, Diane; Li, Wen-Qing; Sun, Qi; Han, Jiali; Qureshi, Abrar A. (Oxford, 2015-10)
    Animal experiments have demonstrated the photocarcinogenic properties of furocoumarins, a group of naturally occurring chemicals that are rich in citrus products. We conducted a prospective study for citrus consumption and ...
  • Dixon, Brian E.; McFarlane, Timothy D.; Dearth, Shandy; Grannis, Shaun J.; Gibson, P. Joseph (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2015-11)
    Objective: To characterize public health workers who specialize in informatics and to assess informatics-related aspects of the work performed by the public health workforce. Methods (Design, Setting, Participants): ...
  • Wright, Adam; Sittig, Dean F.; Ash, Joan S.; Erickson, Jessica L.; Hickman, Trang T.; Paterno, Marilyn; Gebhardt, Eric; McMullen, Carmit; Tsurikova, Ruslana; Dixon, Brian E.; Fraser, Greg; Simonaitis, Linas; Sonnenberg, Frank A.; Middleton, Blackford (Elsevier, 2015-11)
    Objective To identify challenges, lessons learned and best practices for service-oriented clinical decision support, based on the results of the Clinical Decision Support Consortium, a multi-site study which developed, ...
  • Hess, Lisa M.; Litwiller, Abigail; Byron, John; Stutsman, John; Kasper, Kelly; Learman, Lee A. (Springer, 2015-04)
    Background It is estimated that one-third of women will experience abnormal menstrual bleeding. The majority of these cases are not due to cancer or pregnancy complications and, as a result, women are faced with a variety ...
  • Nan, Hongmei; Dorgan, Joanne F.; Rebbeck, Timothy R. (2015-09)
    Elevated circulating levels of the adrenal androgen dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulfate (DHEAS) are associated with increased breast cancer risk in prospective studies. Genetic variants in hypothalamicpituitary- ...
  • French, Dustin D.; Dixon, Brian E.; Perkins, Susan M.; Myers, Laura J.; Weiner, Michael; Zillich, Allan J.; Haggstrom, David A. (Wolters Kluwer Health, 2016-01)
    The Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health program provides the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) a framework whereby VHA providers can access the veterans’ electronic health record information to coordinate ...
  • LeBlanc, Erin S.; Desai, Manisha; Perrin, Nancy; Wactawski-Wende, Jean; Manson, JoAnn E.; Cauley, Jane A.; Michael, Yvonne L.; Tang, Jean; Womack, Catherine; Song, Yiqing; Johnson, Karen C.; O’Sullivan, Mary J.; Woods, Nancy; Stefanick, Marcia L. (Wolters Kluwer Health, 2014-11)
    Objective: To determine whether vitamin D levels are associated with menopause-related symptoms in older women. Methods: A randomly selected subset of 1,407 women, among 26,104 potentially eligible participants of the ...
  • Zhang, Jianjun; Dhakal, Ishwori B.; Zhang, Xuemei; Prizment, Anna E.; Anderson, Kristin E. (Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014-03)
    OBJECTIVES: Accumulating evidence suggests that energy imbalance plays a role in pancreatic carcinogenesis. However, it remains unclear whether single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes regulating energy homeostasis ...
  • Liu, Zhiqiang; Liu, Yan; Song, Yiqing; Zhang, Xi; Wang, Songlin; Wang, Zuomin (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2014-11-16)
    Oxidative stress biomarkers have been observed in peripheral blood of chronic periodontitis patients; however, their associations with periodontitis were not consistent. This meta-analysis was performed to clarify the ...
  • Gathirua-Mwangi, Wambui G.; Zhang, Jianjun (Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014-03)
    Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men worldwide. Although some nutrients have been linked to the development of total prostate cancer, it remains unclear whether these nutrients modulate the risk of ...
  • Lunetta, Kathryn L.; Day, Felix R.; Sulem, Patrick; Ruth, Katherine S.; Tung, Joyce Y.; Hinds, David A.; Esko, Tõnu; Elks, Cathy E.; Altmaier, Elisabeth; He, Chunyan; Huffman, Jennifer E.; Mihailov, Evelin; Porcu, Eleonora; Robino, Antonietta; Rose, Lynda M.; Schick, Ursula M.; Stolk, Lisette; Teumer, Alexander; Thompson, Deborah J.; Traglia, Michela; Wang, Carol A.; Yerges-Armstrong, Laura M.; Antoniou, Antonis C.; Barbieri, Caterina; Coviello, Andrea D.; Cucca, Francesco; Demerath, Ellen W.; Dunning, Alison M.; Gandin, Ilaria; Grove, Megan L.; Gudbjartsson, Daniel F.; Hocking, Lynne J.; Hofman, Albert; Huang, Jinyan; Jackson, Rebecca D.; Karasik, David; Kriebel, Jennifer; Lange, Ethan M.; Lange, Leslie A.; Langenberg, Claudia; Li, Xin; Luan, Jian'an; Mägi, Reedik; Morrison, Alanna C.; Padmanabhan, Sandosh; Pirie, Ailith; Polasek, Ozren; Porteous, David; Reiner, Alex P.; Rivadeneira, Fernando; Rudan, Igor; Sala, Cinzia F.; Schlessinger, David; Scott, Robert A.; Stöckl, Doris; Visser, Jenny A.; Völker, Uwe; Vozzi, Diego; Wilson, James G.; Zygmunt, Marek; Boerwinkle, Eric; Buring, Julie E.; Crisponi, Laura; Easton, Douglas F.; Hayward, Caroline; Hu, Frank B.; Liu, Simin; Metspalu, Andres; Pennell, Craig E.; Ridker, Paul M.; Strauch, Konstantin; Streeten, Elizabeth A.; Toniolo, Daniela; Uitterlinden, André G.; Ulivi, Sheila; Völzke, Henry; Wareham, Nicholas J.; Wellons, Melissa; Franceschini, Nora; Chasman, Daniel I.; Thorsteinsdottir, Unnur; Murray, Anna; Stefansson, Kari; Murabito, Joanne M.; Ong, Ken K.; Perry, John R. B. (Nature Publishing Group, 2015-08-04)
    More than 100 loci have been identified for age at menarche by genome-wide association studies; however, collectively these explain only ~3% of the trait variance. Here we test two overlooked sources of variation in 192,974 ...

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