Scott A. Lear
Simon Fraser University
Publications 223
#1Sabina Guler (University of Bern)H-Index: 5
#2Seo Am Hur (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 1
Last.Christopher J. Ryerson (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 28
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Background Patients with fibrotic interstitial lung disease (ILD) are frequently physically inactive and many ILD subtypes are characterized by risk factors for myopathy; however, the importance of body composition, muscle strength, and physical performance in this population is largely unknown.
#1Sonia S. Anand (McMaster University)H-Index: 76
#2Jack V. Tu (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 80
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#1Salim Yusuf Mb Bs DPhil Frcpc (Population Health Research Institute)H-Index: 214
#2Philip Joseph (Population Health Research Institute)H-Index: 17
Last.Gilles Dagenais (Laval University)H-Index: 31
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Summary Background Global estimates of the effect of common modifiable risk factors on cardiovascular disease and mortality are largely based on data from separate studies, using different methodologies. The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study overcomes these limitations by using similar methods to prospectively measure the effect of modifiable risk factors on cardiovascular disease and mortality across 21 countries (spanning five continents) grouped by different economic levels. M...
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#1Oghenowede EyawoH-Index: 11
#2Gwenyth Brockman (UM: University of Manitoba)
Last.Robert S. Hogg (SFU: Simon Fraser University)H-Index: 85
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Objective Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading non-AIDS-defining causes of death among HIV-positive (HIV+) individuals. However, the evidence surrounding specific components of CVD risk remains inconclusive. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to synthesise the available evidence and establish the risk of myocardial infarction (MI) among HIV+ compared with uninfected individuals. We also examined MI risk within subgroups of HIV+ individuals according to exposure to c...
#1Anders H. Rosengren (Sahlgrenska University Hospital)H-Index: 86
#2Andrew Smyth (National University of Ireland, Galway)H-Index: 18
Last.Salim Yusuf Mb Bs DPhil Frcpc (Population Health Research Institute)H-Index: 214
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BACKGROUND:Socioeconomic status is associated with differences in risk factors for cardiovascular disease incidence and outcomes, including mortality. However, it is unclear whether the associations between cardiovascular disease and common measures of socioeconomic status-wealth and education-differ among high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries, and, if so, why these differences exist. We explored the association between education and household wealth and cardiovascular disease and...
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#1Chuangshi Wang (Peking Union Medical College)H-Index: 2
#2Shrikant I. Bangdiwala (Population Health Research Institute)H-Index: 61
Last.Salim Yusuf Mb Bs DPhil Frcpc (Population Health Research Institute)H-Index: 214
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#1MyLinh Duong (McMaster University)H-Index: 16
#2Shofiqul Islam (Population Health Research Institute)H-Index: 27
Last.Salim Yusuf Mb Bs DPhil Frcpc (Population Health Research Institute)H-Index: 214
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Summary Background The associations between the extent of forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) impairment and mortality, incident cardiovascular disease, and respiratory hospitalisations are unclear, and how these associations might vary across populations is unknown. Methods In this international, community-based cohort study, we prospectively enrolled adults aged 35–70 years who had no intention of moving residences for 4 years from rural and urban communities across 17 countries. A portable...
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#1Adeleke Fowokan (SFU: Simon Fraser University)H-Index: 2
#2Zubin Punthakee (McMaster University)H-Index: 17
Last.Scott A. Lear (SFU: Simon Fraser University)H-Index: 42
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Objective We sought to explore various correlates of blood pressure (BP) and hypertension, and to identify the most important aggregate combination of correlates for BP in South Asian children. Design Cross-sectional study Setting Community-based recruitment in two Canadian cities Participants South Asian children (n=762) provided a range of physiological, lifestyle and social variables. BP was assessed using an automated device. Body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist-to-height r...
#1Martin O'Donnell (National University of Ireland, Galway)H-Index: 54
#2Andrew Mente (Population Health Research Institute)H-Index: 32
Last.Salim Yusuf Mb Bs DPhil Frcpc (Population Health Research Institute)H-Index: 214
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Abstract Objective To evaluate the joint association of sodium and potassium urinary excretion (as surrogate measures of intake) with cardiovascular events and mortality, in the context of current World Health Organization recommendations for daily intake ( 3.5 g potassium) in adults. Design International prospective cohort study. Setting 18 high, middle, and low income countries, sampled from urban and rural communities. Participants 103 570 people who provided morning fasting urine samples. Ma...
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#1Eleanor Holmes (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 1
#2Adeleke Fowokan (SFU: Simon Fraser University)H-Index: 2
Last.Jennifer L. Black (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 10
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ABSTRACTBackground: Few studies have described predictors of severe food insecurity among food bank users. A survey of 77 Vancouver food bank members assessed sociodemographic characteristics, food bank use, and household food insecurity (HFI). Fisher’s exact tests explored associations between member characteristics and severe HFI.Results: Participants reported low incomes and 84% relied on social assistance. On average, members used food banks twice per month, 54% were long-term users (>5 year...
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