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  • O'Donnell, Christopher J; Cupples, L Adrienne; D'Agostino, Ralph B; Fox, Caroline S; Hoffmann, Udo; Hwang, Shih-Jen; Ingellson, Erik; Liu, Chunyu; Murabito, Joanne M; Polak, Joseph F; Wolf, Philip A; Demissie, Serkalem (BioMed Central, 2007-9-19)
    INTRODUCTION: Subclinical atherosclerosis (SCA) measures in multiple arterial beds are heritable phenotypes that are associated with increased incidence of cardiovascular disease. We conducted a genome-wide association ...
  • Murabito, Joanne M; Rosenberg, Carol L; Finger, Daniel; Kreger, Bernard E; Levy, Daniel; Splansky, Greta Lee; Antman, Karen; Hwang, Shih-Jen (BioMed Central, 2007-9-19)
    BACKGROUND: Breast and prostate cancer are two commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States. Prior work suggests that cancer causing genes and cancer susceptibility genes can be identified. METHODS: We conducted a ...
  • Wilk, Jemma B.; Chen, Ting-hsu; Gottlieb, Daniel J.; Walter, Robert E.; Nagle, Michael W.; Brandler, Brian J.; Myers, Richard H.; Borecki, Ingrid B.; Silverman, Edwin K.; Weiss, Scott T.; O'Connor, George T. (Public Library of Science, 2009-3-20)
    The ratio of forced expiratory volume in one second to forced vital capacity (FEV1/FVC) is a measure used to diagnose airflow obstruction and is highly heritable. We performed a genome-wide association study in 7,691 ...
  • Fox, Caroline S; Heard-Costa, Nancy; Cupples, L Adrienne; Dupuis, Josée; Vasan, Ramachandran S; Atwood, Larry D (BioMed Central, 2007-9-19)
    BACKGROUND: Obesity is related to multiple cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors as well as CVD and has a strong familial component. We tested for association between SNPs on the Affymetrix 100K SNP GeneChip and measures ...
  • Kiel, Douglas P; Demissie, Serkalem; Dupuis, Josée; Lunetta, Kathryn L; Murabito, Joanne M; Karasik, David (BioMed Central, 2007-9-19)
    BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass and compromised bone structure, heritable traits that contribute to fracture risk. There have been no genome-wide association and linkage studies for these traits ...
  • Benjamin, Emelia J; Dupuis, Josée; Larson, Martin G; Lunetta, Kathryn L; Booth, Sarah L; Govindaraju, Diddahally R; Kathiresan, Sekar; Keaney, John F; Keyes, Michelle J; Lin, Jing-Ping; Meigs, James B; Robins, Sander J; Rong, Jian; Schnabel, Renate; Vita, Joseph A; Wang, Thomas J; Wilson, Peter WF; Wolf, Philip A; Vasan, Ramachandran S (BioMed Central, 2007-9-19)
    BACKGROUND: Systemic biomarkers provide insights into disease pathogenesis, diagnosis, and risk stratification. Many systemic biomarker concentrations are heritable phenotypes. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) provide ...
  • Ma, Qianli; Yu, Yi; Meng, Yan; Farrell, John; Farrer, Lindsay A; Wilcox, Marsha A (BioMed Central, 2005-12-30)
    Both theoretical and applied studies have proven that the utility of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers in linkage analysis is more powerful and cost-effective than current microsatellite marker assays. Here we ...
  • Wyszynski, Diego F; Panhuysen, Carolien I; Ma, Qianli; Yip, Agustin G; Wilcox, Marsha; Erlich, Porat; Farrer, Lindsay A (BioMed Central, 2003-12-31)
    BACKGROUND. To find specific genes predisposing to heavy alcohol consumption (self-reported consumption of 24 grams or more of alcohol per day among men and 12 grams or more among women), we studied 330 families collected ...
  • Li, Jian-Liang; Hayden, Michael R; Warby, Simon C; Durr, Alexandra; Morrison, Patrick J; Nance, Martha; Ross, Christopher A; Margolis, Russell L; Rosenblatt, Adam; Squitieri, Ferdinando; Frati, Luigi; Gómez-Tortosa, Estrella; García, Carmen Ayuso; Suchowersky, Oksana; Klimek, Mary Lou; Trent, Ronald JA; McCusker, Elizabeth; Novelletto, Andrea; Frontali, Marina; Paulsen, Jane S; Jones, Randi; Ashizawa, Tetsuo; Lazzarini, Alice; Wheeler, Vanessa C; Prakash, Ranjana; Xu, Gang; Djoussé, Luc; Mysore, Jayalakshmi Srinidhi; Gillis, Tammy; Hakky, Michael; Cupples, L Adrienne; Saint-Hilaire, Marie H; Cha, Jang-Ho J; Hersch, Steven M; Penney, John B; Harrison, Madaline B; Perlman, Susan L; Zanko, Andrea; Abramson, Ruth K; Lechich, Anthony J; Duckett, Ayana; Marder, Karen; Conneally, P Michael; Gusella, James F; MacDonald, Marcy E; Myers, Richard H (BioMed Central, 2006-8-17)
    BACKGROUND: Age at onset of Huntington's disease (HD) is correlated with the size of the abnormal CAG repeat expansion in the HD gene; however, several studies have indicated that other genetic factors also contribute to ...
  • Latourelle, Jeanne C; Pankratz, Nathan; Dumitriu, Alexandra; Wilk, Jemma B; Goldwurm, Stefano; Pezzoli, Gianni; Mariani, Claudio B; DeStefano, Anita L; Halter, Cheryl; Gusella, James F; Nichols, William C; Myers, Richard H; Foroud, Tatiana (BioMed Central, 2009-9-22)
    BACKGROUND: Age at onset in Parkinson disease (PD) is a highly heritable quantitative trait for which a significant genetic influence is supported by multiple segregation analyses. Because genes associated with onset age ...
  • Brahmbhatt, Jamin V; Liou, Louis S (BioMed Central, 2008-1-29)
    INTRODUCTION Giant prostatic adenocarcinoma represents a rare and challenging treatment dilemma. CASE PRESENTATION We describe a case of an otherwise healthy 71-year-old African male who presented with a PSA of 5800 ng/ml ...
  • Waning, Brenda; Diedrichsen, Ellen; Jambert, Elodie; Bärnighausen, Till; Li, Yun; Pouw, Mieke; Moon, Suerie (BioMed Central, 2010-10-17)
    BACKGROUND: Important advances in the development and production of quality-certified pediatric antiretroviral (ARV) formulations have recently been made despite significant market disincentives for manufacturers. This ...
  • Latourelle, Jeanne C; Sun, Mei; Lew, Mark F; Suchowersky, Oksana; Klein, Christine; Golbe, Lawrence I; Mark, Margery H; Growdon, John H; Wooten, G Frederick; Watts, Ray L; Guttman, Mark; Racette, Brad A; Perlmutter, Joel S; Ahmed, Anwar; Shill, Holly A; Singer, Carlos; Goldwurm, Stefano; Pezzoli, Gianni; Zini, Michela; Saint-Hilaire, Marie H; Hendricks, Audrey E; Williamson, Sally; Nagle, Michael W; Wilk, Jemma B; Massood, Tiffany; Huskey, Karen W; Laramie, Jason M; DeStefano, Anita L; Baker, Kenneth B; Itin, Ilia; Litvan, Irene; Nicholson, Garth; Corbett, Alastair; Nance, Martha; Drasby, Edward; Isaacson, Stuart; Burn, David J; Chinnery, Patrick F; Pramstaller, Peter P; Al-hinti, Jomana; Moller, Anette T; Ostergaard, Karen; Sherman, Scott J; Roxburgh, Richard; Snow, Barry; Slevin, John T; Cambi, Franca; Gusella, James F; Myers, Richard H (BioMed Central, 2008-11-5)
    BACKGROUND: We report age-dependent penetrance estimates for leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2)-related Parkinson's disease (PD) in a large sample of familial PD. The most frequently seen LRRK2 mutation, Gly2019Ser ...
  • Zhao, Yang; Kuo, Tzu-Chun; Weir, Sharada; Kramer, Marilyn S; Ash, Arlene S (BioMed Central, 2008-5-22)
    BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder incurring significant social and economic costs. This study uses a US administrative claims database to evaluate the effect of AD on direct healthcare ...
  • Zhang, Aimin; Park, Sung Kyun; Wright, Robert O.; Weisskopf, Marc G.; Mukherjee, Bhramar; Nie, Huiling; Sparrow, David; Hu, Howard (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2010-09)
    BACKGROUND. Cumulative lead exposure is associated with a widened pulse pressure (PP; the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure), a marker of arterial stiffness and a predictor of cardiovascular disease. ...
  • Sebastiani, Paola; Zhao, Zhenming; Abad-Grau, Maria M; Riva, Alberto; Hartley, Stephen W; Sedgewick, Amanda E; Doria, Alessandro; Montano, Monty; Melista, Efthymia; Terry, Dellara; Perls, Thomas T; Steinberg, Martin H; Baldwin, Clinton T (BioMed Central, 2008-1-14)
    BACKGROUND: One of the challenges of the analysis of pooling-based genome wide association studies is to identify authentic associations among potentially thousands of false positive associations. RESULTS. We present a ...
  • Wharam, J. Frank; Paasche-Orlow, Michael K.; Farber, Neil J.; Sinsky, Christine; Rucker, Lisa; Rask, Kimberly J.; Figaro, M. Kathleen; Braddock, Clarence; Barry, Michael J.; Sulmasy, Daniel P. (Springer-Verlag, 2009-3-18)
    BACKGROUND Pay-for-performance is proliferating, yet its impact on key stakeholders remains uncertain. OBJECTIVE The Society of General Internal Medicine systematically evaluated ethical issues raised by performance-based ...
  • D'Jaen, Gabriela; Pantanowitz, Liron; Bower, Mark; Buskin, Susan; Neil, Nancy; Greco, Erin; Cooley, Timothy; Henry, David; Stem, Jonathan; Dezube, Bruce; Stebbing, Justin; Aboulafia, David (BioMed Central, 2010-10-11)
  • Chaudhry, Harman; Mundi, Raman; Singh, Ishu; Einhorn, Thomas A.; Bhandari, Mohit (Medknow Publications, 2008-04)
    Randomized trials constitute approximately 3% of the orthopaedic literature Concerns regarding quality of the orthopaedic literature stem from a widespread notion that the overall quality of the surgical literature is in ...
  • Xu, Chong; Politch, Joseph A; Mayer, Kenneth H; Anderson, Deborah J (BioMed Central, 2005-10-11)
    BACKGROUND. Episomal 2-long terminal repeat (LTR) HIV-1 cDNA, a by-product of HIV-1 infection, is used in clinical trials as a marker for ongoing viral replication. It would be useful to employ 2-LTR cDNA to monitor cryptic ...

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