Recent Publications (Dec-Feb 2020)
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Recent E&PH masters graduate Manuel Blum, current PhD student Yuan Jin Tan, and John Ioannidis published this study in the International Journal of Epidemiology, aiming to empirically assess the current use of E-values in published literature. Use of E-values for addressing confounding in observational studies—an empirical assessment of the literature.
Melissa Bondy and colleagues performed logistic regression, and adjusted for tumour mutational burden, to identify associations between POT1 mutation frequency and tumour type in 62,368 tumours undergoing next-generation sequencing for this study, which was recently published in the Journal of Medical Genetics. POT1 Mutation Spectrum in Tumour Types Commonly Diagnosed Among POT1-associated Hereditary Cancer Syndrome Families.
Marc Cullen and colleagues examined the distribution and patterns of opioid prescribing in the United States for this Observational Study, which was recently published in BMJ. Opioid Prescribing Patterns Among Medical Providers in the United States, 2003-17: Retrospective, Observational Study.
Marc Cullen and colleagues compared risk for postpartum depression across prior psychiatric diagnoses in a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. Past Psychiatric Conditions as Risk Factors for Postpartum Depression: A Nationwide Cohort Study.
Marc Cullen, Marcia Stefanick and colleagues examined how shifts in women's employment patterns during the WWII era influenced their disease and mortality risk in this Journal of Adolescent Health publication. Shifts in Women's Paid Employment Participation During the World War II Era and Later Life Health.
E&PH Adjunct Professor Christopher Gardner, Julie Parsonnet and other Stanford colleagues released the results of their recent research in Scientific Reports, examining the hypothesis that structural differences in the gut microbiota explain a portion of variability in weight-loss. Gut Microbiota Plasticity Is Correlated With Sustained Weight Loss on a Low-Carb or Low-Fat Dietary Intervention.
Lisa Goldman Rosas and colleagues explored the effect of adding strategies to address psychosocial barriers to a culturally tailored diabetes prevention program for urban indigenous people in this study, published in BMC Public Health. Comparing enhanced versus standard Diabetes Prevention Program among indigenous adults in an urban setting: a randomized controlled trial.
Gregory Goldstein, E&PH PhD student, and colleagues set out to understand how factors that impact tissue oxygen extraction may guide red blood cell (RBC) transfusion decision making in preterm infants, and their findings were released in Transfusion. Influence of enteral feeding and anemia on tissue oxygen extraction after red blood cell transfusion in preterm infants.
In this study published in EClinicalMedicine, Victor Henderson and colleagues show that adoption of a low-fat eating pattern, representing dietary moderation, significantly reduced risk of possible cognitive impairment in postmenopausal women. Low-fat Dietary Pattern and Global Cognitive Function: Exploratory Analyses of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Randomized Dietary Modification Trial.
Victor Henderson and colleagues released the results of their research in Brain, illustrating the continuum of PM2.5 neurotoxicity that contributes to early decline of immediate free recall/new learning at the preclinical stage. Particulate Matter and Episodic Memory Decline Mediated by Early Neuroanatomic Biomarkers of Alzheimer's Disease.
In a qualitative study recently published in BMC Public Health, Ann Hsing and WELL colleagues showed that health and well-being are complex and multifaceted constructs with interconnected domains and that well-being and health are influenced by structural, societal and cultural factors. Exploring health and well-being in Taiwan: what we can learn from individuals' narratives.
First-year E&PH masters student Julianna Hsing, PhD student Yan Min, and colleagues reported in Hepatology Communications that android fat ratio is related to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Associations Between Body Fat, Muscle Mass, and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Population-Based Study.
Julianna Hsing also worked with colleagues to publish her undergraduate senior thesis paper in PNAS, showing marked difference in the influence of environment on the degree of diet-microbiome covariation in free-ranging African megafauna. Covariation of diet and gut microbiome in African megafauna.
John Ioannidis and colleagues examined how different analytical approaches can influence the associations estimated in observational studies, and released their assessment of the variability of effect estimates reported within and across observational studies evaluating the impact of alcohol on breast cancer in the International Journal of Epidemiology. Vibration of effects in epidemiologic studies of alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk.
John Ioannidis and colleagues present a consensus-based checklist to improve and document the transparency of research reports in social and behavioral research in this recent article, released in Nature Human Behavior. A consensus-based transparency checklist.
John Ioannidis and colleagues explore online randomized controlled experiments at scale in this study, which was published in Trials. Online Randomized Controlled Experiments at Scale: Lessons and Extensions to Medicine.
John Ioannidis also worked with Kevin Boyack to co-author a paper for the Medical Journal of Australia, entitled Citation Metrics for Appraising Scientists: Misuse, Gaming and Proper Use.
John Ioannidis and colleagues published a piece in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, entitled "Achieving Balance With Power: Lessons From the Balanced Anaesthesia Study."
In this study, published by the Journal for Psychosomatic Research, John Ioannidis and colleagues compared the odds of major depression classification across diagnostic interviews among studies that administered the Depression subscale of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS-D). Probability of Major Depression Diagnostic Classification Based on the SCID, CIDI and MINI Diagnostic Interviews Controlling for Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale - Depression Subscale Scores: An Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis of 73 Primary Studies.
In this study published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, John Ioannidis and colleagues valuate how estimated treatment effects agree between nonrandomized studies using causal modeling with marginal structural models (MSM-studies) and randomized trials (RCTs). Nonrandomized Studies Using Causal-Modeling May Give Different Answers Than RCTs: A Meta-Epidemiological Study.
John Ioannidis and colleagues released a study in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, entitled The Accuracy of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 Algorithm for Screening to Detect Major Depression: An Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis.
In this study published by The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, John Ioannidis and colleagues aimed to generate an operational list of potential "Risk of generalizability biases (RGBs)" and to evaluate their impact in pairs of published pilot studies and larger, more well-powered trials on the topic of childhood obesity. Identification and Evaluation of Risk of Generalizability Biases in Pilot Versus Efficacy/Effectiveness Trials: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Esther John and colleagues undertook the essential task of assessing the effects of tobacco smoking and alcohol consumption on the risk of breast cancer for BRCA1 and BRCA1 mutation carriers, and their results were recently released in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Alcohol Consumption, Cigarette Smoking, and Risk of Breast Cancer for BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers: Results from The BRCA1 and BRCA2 Cohort Consortium.
Esther John and colleagues released the results of their research on the effect of risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) on breast cancer risk for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers in Breast Cancer Research. Risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy, natural menopause and breast cancer risk: an international prospective cohort of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers.
Abby King wrote the Commentary forTranslational Behavioral Medicine's "Special Section: Diabetes," which was focused on "Solution-based science to prevent and control diabetes in underserved communities around the world."
Abby King and colleagues published a study in Global Public Health, exploring how "Low-income community members can be empowered to gather meaningful data using mobile technology and work together to identify potential solutions for promoting PA-friendly environments." A citizen science approach to determine perceived barriers and promoters of physical activity in a low-income South African community
Abby King, Lisa Goldman Rosas and colleagues released an article in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, describing a “bottom–up”, resident‐engaged method to advance local environmental and policy change, called Our Voice, that can complement policy‐level strategies for improving the health, function, and well‐being of older adults. Employing Participatory Citizen Science Methods to Promote Age‐Friendly Environments Worldwide.
Amy Kristosyk (former LeBeaud Lab postdoc), Desiree LeBeaud, and colleagues aimed to identify research gaps and outline potential solutions to interrupt the vicious cycle of solid wastes, disease vectors and reservoirs, infection and disease, and poverty in this Frontiers in Public Health publication. Solid Wastes Provide Breeding Sites, Burrows, and Food for Biological Disease Vectors and Urban Zoonotic Reservoirs: A Call to Action for Solutions-Based Research.
Allison Kurian and colleagues produced findings, recently published in JAMA, that respond to the following question, "Is the increasing use of germline genetic testing associated with the treatment of women diagnosed with breast cancer?" Association of germline genetic testing results with locoregional and systemic therapy in patients with breast cancer.
Allison Kurian and colleagues published in Cancer this Reply to Residual Confounding Threatens the Validity of Observational Studies on Breast Cancer Local Therapy.
Allison Kurian and colleagues aimed to understand genetic testing use and decision making among patients with high genetic risk in this JCO Oncology Practice publication. Decision Making About Genetic Testing Among Women With a Personal and Family History of Breast Cancer.
Allison Kurian and colleagues released an Editorial in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, entitled "Emerging Opportunity of Cascade Genetic Testing for Population-Wide Cancer Prevention and Control."
Desiree LeBeaud and colleagues published this study in Viruses, summarizing the epidemiology and risk factors associated with the major human arboviral diseases and highlighting the gap in knowledge, research, and control in Sudan. Risks and challenges of arboviral diseases in Sudan: The urgent need for actions.
Desiree LeBeaud and colleagues released their findings in a Virology Journal study of Yellow fever (YF), an acute viral disease affecting humans and non-human primates (NHP), caused by the yellow fever virus (YFV). Recent sylvatic yellow fever virus transmission in Brazil: the news from an old disease.
Eleni Linos and colleagues released in BMJ the findings from their recent research, assessing whether an association exists between financial links to the indoor tanning industry and conclusions of indoor tanning literature. Association between financial links to indoor tanning industry and conclusions of published studies on indoor tanning: systematic review.
Hoda Magid, E&PH Postdoctoral Scholar, collaborated with a group of prominent tobacco control researchers to publish a policy statement on the e-cigarette epidemic among adolescents in the U.S. in the Journal of Adolescent Health, the topic and content of which has been accepted for a professional workshop she will be co-presenting during the upcoming 2020 Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) meeting. Protecting Youth From the Risks of Electronic Cigarettes.
Bonnie (Yvonne) Maldonado co-authored a PLoS Medicine paper that received over 25,000 views in less than one month (the last author was a former Stanford MD PhD student, Nathan Lo, who did his PhD here in Epidemiology and is now an Internal Medicine resident at UCSF). The 2016 California policy to eliminate nonmedical vaccine exemptions and changes in vaccine coverage: An empirical policy analysis.
Bonnie Maldonado and colleagues released, in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, an Update From the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
Bonnie Maldonado and colleague co-authored a work, published in Pediatrics, entitled "Vaccination Policies and Disease Incidence Across the Pond: Implications for the United States."
Yan Min, an E&PH PhD candidate, Mike Baiocchi, and colleagues reported in Nature Communications that body fat distribution affects the composition of gut microbiome and this effect differs in men and women. Sex-specific association between gut microbiome and fat distribution.
Lorene Nelson and colleagues have a paper in Neuroepidemiology, addressing the Feasibility of using a nationally representative telephone survey to monitor multiple sclerosis prevalence in the United States.
Lorene Nelson and colleagues published a paper in Movement Disorders, estimating Cervical dystonia incidence and diagnostic delay in a multiethnic population.
Michelle Odden and colleagues assessed the association between prediagnosis social support and postdiagnosis survival among older adults with heart failure in this study, recently published in the Annals of Epidemiology. The association of prediagnosis social support with survival after heart failure in the Cardiovascular Health Study.
In this cross-sectional study recently published in Age and Aging, Michelle Odden and colleagues examined the association of early life risk factors with frailty amongst older adults, using a large, nationally representative cohort of community-dwelling Chinese sample. Linking early life risk factors to frailty in old age: evidence from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study.
Michelle Odden and colleagues released findings of their recent research in Aging Mental Health, analyzing Daily linkages among high and low arousal affect and subjective cognitive complaints.
Michelle Odden and colleagues examined how perceiving discriminatory treatment may contribute to systemic inflammation, a risk factor of cardiovascular pathophysiology. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Perceived Discrimination and Trajectories of C-Reactive Protein: The Jackson Heart Study.
Julie Parsonnet and Stanford colleagues postulated that body temperature has decreased over time, in this remarkable study published in Elife. Decreasing Human Body Temperature in the United States Since the Industrial Revolution.
Rita Popat and Stanford and Palo Alto colleagues developed this study, published in Pain Medicine, which suggests that age, comorbidities, and surgical type contribute to variability in multimodal analgesia (MMA) utilization. Practice Patterns in Perioperative Nonopioid Analgesic Administration by Anesthesiologists in a Veterans Affairs Hospital.
Tom Robinson, with collaborators Byron Reeves (Professor of Communications at Stanford) and Nilam Ram (Professor of Human Development and Psychology at Penn State University), published a call for a Human Screenome Project in Nature. Time for the Human Screenome Project.
Tom Robinson and colleagues published a complementary Commentary, in response to their call for a Human Screenome Project (see the listing above), in The Conversation. Screen time: conclusions about the effects of digital media are often incomplete, irrelevant or wrong.
Kristin Sainani authored a paper for PM&R: The Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation, entitled How to Be a Statistical Detective.
Stelios Serghiou, E&PH PhD Student, compiled a quick pocket-guide to top 10 metrics (in chronological order of creation) as a reference and some recommendations for best practice, released in Medium. A summary of metrics of science on Medium so that scientists learn what we actually mean by things like impact factor and citation counts.
Stelios Serghiou also released A new package for R to download data from ClinicalTrials.gov, which can now be accessed on GitHub.
Julia Simard and colleagues released the results of their recent research, examining the association between hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) and increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, in Arthritis Care & Research. Maternal hypertensive disorders in SLE pregnancy and future cardiovascular outcomes.
Julia Simard and colleagues developed an evidence‐based guideline on contraception, assisted reproductive technologies (ART), fertility preservation with gonadotoxic therapy, use of menopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT), pregnancy assessment and management, and medication use in patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease (RMD), which was published in Arthritis & Rheumatology. 2020 American College of Rheumatology Guideline for the Management of Reproductive Health in Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases.
In this American Journal of Perinatology publication, Julia Simard and colleagues studied whether Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) was associated with lower odds of preeclampsia and preterm delivery in Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) pregnancies. Does Hydroxychloroquine Protect Against Preeclampsia and Preterm Delivery in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Pregnancies?