Christine Greer

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Early-onset Alzheimer's disease (EOAD), defined as affecting those under age 65, afflicts between 200,000 and 500,000 people in the US. EOAD tends to be a fast-progressing and aggressive form of AD. There is a beginning body of research exploring EOAD patients' experience and needs, as well as that of their primary family caregivers, often spouses. However,(More)
Epicardial adipose tissue has been linked to cardiovascular metabolism and inflammation and has been shown to predict prevalence and progression of coronary artery disease. Only limited data are available on the role of epicardial fat in patients with heart failure (HF). We analyzed cardiac adiposity and its relation to markers of morbidity and clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to evaluate associations between variations in genes involved in the metabolism of environmental chemicals and steroid hormones and risk of menopause in smokers. METHODS Survival analysis was performed on 410 eligible participants from the Penn Ovarian Aging study (ongoing for 14 years), a cohort study of late-reproductive-age(More)
Epicardial adipose tissue is a source of pro-inflammatory cytokines and has been linked to the development of coronary artery disease. No study has systematically assessed the relationship between local epicardial fat volume (EFV) and myocardial perfusion defects. We analyzed EFV in patients undergoing SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging combined with(More)
There have been relatively few reports of individuals with double autosomal trisomy (Gagnon et al., 1961; Becker, Burke, and Albert, 1963; Hsu et al., 1965; Marks, Wiggins, and Spector, 1967). There have been rather more published accounts of individuals showing trisomy for one autosome and an additional chromosome in the sex chromosome complement as well.(More)
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