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Association study in African-admixed populations across the Americas recapitulates asthma risk loci in non-African populations.

Nat Commun 2019 02 20;10(1):880. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO, 80045, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-08469-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6382865PMC
February 2019

The genetics of blood pressure regulation and its target organs from association studies in 342,415 individuals.

Authors:
Georg B Ehret Teresa Ferreira Daniel I Chasman Anne U Jackson Ellen M Schmidt Toby Johnson Gudmar Thorleifsson Jian'an Luan Lousie A Donnelly Stavroula Kanoni Ann-Kristin Petersen Vasyl Pihur Rona J Strawbridge Dmitry Shungin Maria F Hughes Osorio Meirelles Marika Kaakinen Nabila Bouatia-Naji Kati Kristiansson Sonia Shah Marcus E Kleber Xiuqing Guo Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen Cristiano Fava Niclas Eriksson Ilja M Nolte Patrik K Magnusson Elias L Salfati Loukianos S Rallidis Elizabeth Theusch Andrew J P Smith Lasse Folkersen Kate Witkowska Tune H Pers Roby Joehanes Stuart K Kim Lazaros Lataniotis Rick Jansen Andrew D Johnson Helen Warren Young Jin Kim Wei Zhao Ying Wu Bamidele O Tayo Murielle Bochud Devin Absher Linda S Adair Najaf Amin Dan E Arking Tomas Axelsson Damiano Baldassarre Beverley Balkau Stefania Bandinelli Michael R Barnes Inês Barroso Stephen Bevan Joshua C Bis Gyda Bjornsdottir Michael Boehnke Eric Boerwinkle Lori L Bonnycastle Dorret I Boomsma Stefan R Bornstein Morris J Brown Michel Burnier Claudia P Cabrera John C Chambers I-Shou Chang Ching-Yu Cheng Peter S Chines Ren-Hua Chung Francis S Collins John M Connell Angela Döring Jean Dallongeville John Danesh Ulf de Faire Graciela Delgado Anna F Dominiczak Alex S F Doney Fotios Drenos Sarah Edkins John D Eicher Roberto Elosua Stefan Enroth Jeanette Erdmann Per Eriksson Tonu Esko Evangelos Evangelou Alun Evans Tove Fall Martin Farrall Janine F Felix Jean Ferrières Luigi Ferrucci Myriam Fornage Terrence Forrester Nora Franceschini Oscar H Franco Duran Anders Franco-Cereceda Ross M Fraser Santhi K Ganesh He Gao Karl Gertow Francesco Gianfagna Bruna Gigante Franco Giulianini Anuj Goel Alison H Goodall Mark O Goodarzi Mathias Gorski Jürgen Gräßler Christopher Groves Vilmundur Gudnason Ulf Gyllensten Göran Hallmans Anna-Liisa Hartikainen Maija Hassinen Aki S Havulinna Caroline Hayward Serge Hercberg Karl-Heinz Herzig Andrew A Hicks Aroon D Hingorani Joel N Hirschhorn Albert Hofman Jostein Holmen Oddgeir Lingaas Holmen Jouke-Jan Hottenga Phil Howard Chao A Hsiung Steven C Hunt M Arfan Ikram Thomas Illig Carlos Iribarren Richard A Jensen Mika Kähönen Hyun Kang Sekar Kathiresan Brendan J Keating Kay-Tee Khaw Yun Kyoung Kim Eric Kim Mika Kivimaki Norman Klopp Genovefa Kolovou Pirjo Komulainen Jaspal S Kooner Gulum Kosova Ronald M Krauss Diana Kuh Zoltan Kutalik Johanna Kuusisto Kirsti Kvaløy Timo A Lakka Nanette R Lee I-Te Lee Wen-Jane Lee Daniel Levy Xiaohui Li Kae-Woei Liang Honghuang Lin Li Lin Jaana Lindström Stéphane Lobbens Satu Männistö Gabriele Müller Martina Müller-Nurasyid François Mach Hugh S Markus Eirini Marouli Mark I McCarthy Colin A McKenzie Pierre Meneton Cristina Menni Andres Metspalu Vladan Mijatovic Leena Moilanen May E Montasser Andrew D Morris Alanna C Morrison Antonella Mulas Ramaiah Nagaraja Narisu Narisu Kjell Nikus Christopher J O'Donnell Paul F O'Reilly Ken K Ong Fred Paccaud Cameron D Palmer Afshin Parsa Nancy L Pedersen Brenda W Penninx Markus Perola Annette Peters Neil Poulter Peter P Pramstaller Bruce M Psaty Thomas Quertermous Dabeeru C Rao Asif Rasheed N William N W R Rayner Frida Renström Rainer Rettig Kenneth M Rice Robert Roberts Lynda M Rose Jacques Rossouw Nilesh J Samani Serena Sanna Jouko Saramies Heribert Schunkert Sylvain Sebert Wayne H-H Sheu Young-Ah Shin Xueling Sim Johannes H Smit Albert V Smith Maria X Sosa Tim D Spector Alena Stančáková Alice Stanton Kathleen E Stirrups Heather M Stringham Johan Sundstrom Amy J Swift Ann-Christine Syvänen E-Shyong Tai Toshiko Tanaka Kirill V Tarasov Alexander Teumer Unnur Thorsteinsdottir Martin D Tobin Elena Tremoli Andre G Uitterlinden Matti Uusitupa Ahmad Vaez Dhananjay Vaidya Cornelia M van Duijn Erik P A van Iperen Ramachandran S Vasan Germaine C Verwoert Jarmo Virtamo Veronique Vitart Benjamin F Voight Peter Vollenweider Aline Wagner Louise V Wain Nicholas J Wareham Hugh Watkins Alan B Weder Harm-Jan Westra Rainford Wilks Tom Wilsgaard James F Wilson Tien Y Wong Tsun-Po Yang Jie Yao Loic Yengo Weihua Zhang Jing Hua Zhao Xiaofeng Zhu Pascal Bovet Richard S Cooper Karen L Mohlke Danish Saleheen Jong-Young Lee Paul Elliott Hinco J Gierman Cristen J Willer Lude Franke G Kees Hovingh Kent D Taylor George Dedoussis Peter Sever Andrew Wong Lars Lind Themistocles L Assimes Inger Njølstad Peter Eh Schwarz Claudia Langenberg Harold Snieder Mark J Caulfield Olle Melander Markku Laakso Juha Saltevo Rainer Rauramaa Jaakko Tuomilehto Erik Ingelsson Terho Lehtimäki Kristian Hveem Walter Palmas Winfried März Meena Kumari Veikko Salomaa Yii-Der I Chen Jerome I Rotter Philippe Froguel Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin Edward G Lakatta Kari Kuulasmaa Paul W Franks Anders Hamsten H-Erich Wichmann Colin N A Palmer Kari Stefansson Paul M Ridker Ruth J F Loos Aravinda Chakravarti Panos Deloukas Andrew P Morris Christopher Newton-Cheh Patricia B Munroe

Nat Genet 2016 10 12;48(10):1171-1184. Epub 2016 Sep 12.

Clinical Pharmacology, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London, London, EC1M 6BQ, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ng.3667DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5042863PMC
October 2016

Epidemiology is an important contributor to clinical and public health practice in the Caribbean.

J Clin Epidemiol 2015 Sep 7;68(9):1101-4. Epub 2015 Feb 7.

Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, 7 Ring Road, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2014.09.027DOI Listing
September 2015

WHO/ISH total risk approach for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease shows greater decrease in costs for women but not the elderly in Jamaica.

J Clin Epidemiol 2015 Sep 3;68(9):994-1001. Epub 2015 Mar 3.

Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston 7, Jamaica; Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, The University of Manchester, Core Technology Facility (3rd floor), 46 Grafton Street, Manchester, M13 9NT, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2014.11.027DOI Listing
September 2015

Cause-of-death disparities in the African diaspora: exploring differences among shared-heritage populations.

Am J Public Health 2015 Jul 23;105 Suppl 3:S491-8. Epub 2015 Apr 23.

Ian R. Hambleton, Christina Howitt, and Anselm J. Hennis are with the Chronic Disease Research Centre, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Bridgetown, Barbados. Selvi Jeyaseelan and Natasha Sobers-Grannum are with the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados. Rainford J. Wilks is with the Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. E. Nigel Harris is with the University of the West Indies, Kingston. Marlene MacLeish and Louis W. Sullivan are with the Sullivan Alliance, Alexandria, Virginia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2015.302676DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4455496PMC
July 2015

Early-life factors are associated with nocturnal cortisol and glucose effectiveness in Afro-Caribbean young adults.

Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2015 Mar 7;82(3):352-8. Epub 2014 Aug 7.

Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cen.12537DOI Listing
March 2015

Limitations of fasting indices in the measurement of insulin sensitivity in Afro-Caribbean adults.

BMC Res Notes 2014 Feb 20;7:98. Epub 2014 Feb 20.

Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-7-98DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3936907PMC
February 2014

Gender differences in the effects of urban neighborhood on depressive symptoms in Jamaica.

Rev Panam Salud Publica 2013 Dec;34(6):385-92

Tropical Medicine Research Institute, Epidemiology Research Unit, University of the West Indies at Mona, Mona, Jamaica.

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December 2013

Diabetes mellitus in Jamaica: sex differences in burden, risk factors, awareness, treatment and control in a developing country.

Trop Med Int Health 2013 Nov 15;18(11):1365-78. Epub 2013 Oct 15.

Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, The University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica; Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/tmi.12190
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tmi.12190DOI Listing
November 2013

Effect of aerobic exercise (walking) training on functional status and health-related quality of life in chronic stroke survivors: a randomized controlled trial.

Stroke 2013 Apr 7;44(4):1179-81. Epub 2013 Mar 7.

Section of Physical Therapy, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, West Indies.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.111.000642DOI Listing
April 2013

Reported hours of sleep, diabetes prevalence and glucose control in jamaican adults: analysis from the Jamaica lifestyle survey 2007-2008.

Int J Endocrinol 2011 17;2011:716214. Epub 2011 Nov 17.

Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Mona, Jamaica.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/716214DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3227472PMC
August 2012

The slipping slipper sign: a simple test with high specificity and positive predictive value for peripheral neuropathy among diabetic patients.

Clin Pract 2012 Mar 30;2(2):e51. Epub 2012 Apr 30.

Tropical Medicine Research Institute (Epidemiology Research Unit), The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/cp.2012.e51DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3981289PMC
March 2012

Cohort profile: the Jamaican 1986 birth cohort study.

Int J Epidemiol 2011 Dec 30;40(6):1469-76. Epub 2010 Aug 30.

Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyq149DOI Listing
December 2011

Household food insecurity and childhood overweight in Jamaica and Québec: a gender-based analysis.

BMC Public Health 2011 Mar 31;11:199. Epub 2011 Mar 31.

Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Institute of Population Health, 1 Stewart Street, office 303, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-11-199DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3078098PMC
March 2011

Nutrient intakes and dysglycaemia in populations of West African origin.

Br J Nutr 2011 Jan;105(2):297-306

Cardiovascular Sciences Research Group, Core Technology Facility (3rd Floor), University of Manchester Medical School, 46 Grafton Street, Manchester M13 9NT, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007114510003399DOI Listing
January 2011

The association of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity and blood pressure in an Afro-Caribbean population.

Psychoneuroendocrinology 2009 Jun 19;34(5):736-42. Epub 2009 Jan 19.

Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2008.12.005DOI Listing
June 2009

Impact of adiponectin and ghrelin on incident glucose intolerance and on weight change.

Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2009 Mar 7;70(3):408-14. Epub 2008 Jul 7.

Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2265.2008.03344.xDOI Listing
March 2009

The vascular effects of metabolic impairment clusters in subjects of different ethnicities.

Atherosclerosis 2007 Jun;192(2):354-62

Cardiovascular Division, King's College London School of Medicine, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2006.05.016DOI Listing
June 2007

Isoprostanes, a marker of lipid peroxidation, may not be involved in the development of glucose intolerance.

Diabetes Res Clin Pract 2007 Apr 7;76(1):149-51. Epub 2006 Sep 7.

Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.

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http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S016882270600353
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2006.08.003DOI Listing
April 2007

Poststroke survival for black-Caribbean populations in barbados and South london.

Stroke 2006 Aug 22;37(8):1991-6. Epub 2006 Jun 22.

King's College London, Division of Health and Social Care, Capital House, 42 Weston Street, London SE1 3QD, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/01.STR.0000230647.77889.84DOI Listing
August 2006

Estimation of the risk of stroke in black populations in Barbados and South London.

Stroke 2006 Aug 22;37(8):1986-90. Epub 2006 Jun 22.

King's College London, Division of Health and Social Care, Capital House, 42 Weston Street, London SE1 3QD, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/01.STR.0000230578.10937.a6DOI Listing
August 2006

The role of inheritance and environment in predisposition to vascular disease in people of African descent.

J Am Coll Cardiol 2006 Mar 23;47(6):1126-33. Epub 2006 Feb 23.

Cardiovascular Division, King's College London School of Medicine, London, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2005.10.060DOI Listing
March 2006

Human T lymphotropic virus types I and II western blot seroindeterminate status and its association with exposure to prototype HTLV-I.

J Infect Dis 2006 Feb 28;193(3):427-37. Epub 2005 Dec 28.

Viral Immunology Section, Neuroimmunology Branch, National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/499273DOI Listing
February 2006

Ethnic differences in arterial responses and inflammatory markers in Afro-Caribbean and Caucasian subjects.

Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2005 Nov 25;25(11):2362-7. Epub 2005 Aug 25.

Cardiovascular Division, Guy's, King's, and St Thomas's School of Medicine, King's College, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/01.ATV.0000183887.76087.6aDOI Listing
November 2005

Maternal body composition, offspring blood pressure and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.

Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2005 Jul;19(4):294-302

MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, UK.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1365-3016.2005.00661.x
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3016.2005.00661.xDOI Listing
July 2005

Impaired glucose regulation in adults in Jamaica: who should have the oral glucose tolerance test?

Rev Panam Salud Publica 2004 Jul;16(1):35-42

Mona Campus, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/s1020-49892004000700005DOI Listing
July 2004

Incidence and case fatality rates of first-ever stroke in a black Caribbean population: the Barbados Register of Strokes.

Stroke 2004 Jun 15;35(6):1254-8. Epub 2004 Apr 15.

Chronic Disease Research Centre/Tropical Medicine Research Institute and School of Clinical Medicine and Research, University of the West Indies, Barbados.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/01.STR.0000127371.24658.dfDOI Listing
June 2004

Under- and overreporting of energy is related to obesity, lifestyle factors and food group intakes in Jamaican adults.

Public Health Nutr 2004 Feb;7(1):9-19

Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, CB# 8120, University Square, 123 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2524, USA.

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February 2004

Seroincidence of human T-lymphotropic virus type I infection and characterization of seroconverters in Jamaican food handlers.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2003 Jul;33(3):387-92

The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Washington, DC, USA.

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July 2003

Income, education, and blood pressure in adults in Jamaica, a middle-income developing country.

Int J Epidemiol 2003 Jun;32(3):400-8

Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyg083DOI Listing
June 2003

Non-fatal violence-related injuries in Kingston, Jamaica: a preventable drain on resources.

Inj Control Saf Promot 2002 Dec;9(4):255-62

Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica, W.I.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1076/icsp.9.4.255.13675DOI Listing
December 2002

Clinical aspects of obesity and diabetes mellitus.

Authors:
Rainford Wilks

West Indian Med J 2002 Mar 7-10;51 Suppl 1:26-9

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October 2002

Predicting incident diabetes in Jamaica: the role of anthropometry.

Obes Res 2002 Aug;10(8):792-8

Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/oby.2002.107DOI Listing
August 2002

Activity energy expenditure and adiposity among black adults in Nigeria and the United States.

Am J Clin Nutr 2002 Jun;75(6):1045-50

Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Loyola University School of Medicine, Maywood, IL 60153, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/75.6.1045DOI Listing
June 2002

Chemokine receptor gene polymorphisms and risk of human T lymphotropic virus type I infection in Jamaica.

J Infect Dis 2002 May 16;185(9):1351-4. Epub 2002 Apr 16.

Viral Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland 20852, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/340129DOI Listing
May 2002