Anne L. Langston

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Paget's disease of bone (PDB) is a common disorder with a strong genetic component characterized by focal increases in bone turnover, which in some cases is caused by mutations in SQSTM1. To identify additional susceptibility genes, we performed a genome-wide association study in 750 individuals with PDB (cases) without SQSTM1 mutations and 1,002 controls(More)
Paget's disease of bone is a common disease characterised by focal areas of increased bone turnover, affecting one or several bones throughout the skeleton. Paget's disease is often asymptomatic but can be associated with bone pain and other complications such as osteoarthritis, pathological fracture, bone deformity, deafness, and nerve compression(More)
Paget disease of bone (PDB) is a common disorder characterized by increased bone turnover at one of more sites throughout the skeleton. Genetic factors play an important role in the pathogenesis of PDB, and the most important predisposing gene is SQSTM1, which is mutated in about 10% of patients. Here we investigated the relationship between SQSTM1 mutation(More)
Paget’s disease of bone (PDB) can adversely affect quality of life, but relatively little is known about the clinical predictors of reduced quality of life in patients with the disease. Here, we studied quality of life and its determinants in a large cohort of PDB patients who had been enrolled into the PRISM study, a randomized comparative trial of(More)
Although, consumer involvement in individual studies is often limited, their involvement in guiding health research is generally considered to be beneficial. This paper outlines our experiences of an integrated relationship between the organisers of a clinical trial and a consumer organisation. The PRISM trial is a UK multicentre, randomized controlled(More)
Bisphosphonates are widely regarded as the treatment of choice for Paget's disease of bone (PDB) because of their potent inhibitory effects on bone turnover, but the effects of bisphosphonate therapy on symptoms and complications of PDB have been little studied. Here we report the results of a randomized trial that compared the effects of symptomatic(More)
BACKGROUND Paget's disease of bone (PDB) is characterised by focal increases in bone turnover, affecting one or more bones throughout the skeleton. This disrupts normal bone architecture and causes pain, deformity, deafness, osteoarthritis, and fractures. Genetic factors are recognised to play a role in PDB and it is now possible to carry out genetic tests(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore how patient-reported health-related quality of life (HRQL) and global health status are affected by use of differing personal reference frames. We hypothesized that implicit comparisons against self at an earlier time, against healthy peers, or against ill patients would greatly affect patients' response values. STUDY DESIGN AND(More)
The subjective nature of quality of life is particularly pertinent to the domain of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) research. The extent to which participants’ responses are affected by subjective information and personal reference frames is unknown. This study investigated how an elderly population living with a chronic metabolic bone disorder(More)