Christopher H. Morrell

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This paper presents age-specific reference ranges for hearing level and change in hearing level for men and women at 500, 1000, 2000, and 4000 Hz. The percentiles are constructed from data obtained from persons in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging who were rigorously screened for otological disorders and evidence of noise-induced hearing loss. The(More)
OBJECTIVE Age and excessive energy intake/obesity are risk factors for cerebrovascular disease, but it is not known if and how these factors affect the extent of brain damage and outcome in ischemic stroke. We therefore determined the interactions of age and energy intake on the outcome of ischemic brain injury, and elucidated the underlying mechanisms. (More)
Current studies are inconclusive regarding specific patterns of gender differences in age-associated hearing loss. This paper presents results from the largest and longest longitudinal study reported to date of changes in pure-tone hearing thresholds in men and women screened for otological disorders and noise-induced hearing loss. Since 1965, the Baltimore(More)
This paper reports the results of an extensive Monte Carlo study of the distribution of the likelihood ratio test statistic using the value of the restricted likelihood for testing random components in the linear mixed-effects model when the number of fixed components remains constant. The distribution of this test statistic is considered when one(More)
Recent evidence indicates that the spontaneous action potential (AP) of isolated sinoatrial node cells (SANCs) is regulated by a system of stochastic mechanisms embodied within two clocks: ryanodine receptors of the "Ca(2+) clock" within the sarcoplasmic reticulum, spontaneously activate during diastole and discharge local Ca(2+) releases (LCRs) beneath the(More)
This paper concerns a linear mixed-effects repeated measures model in the analysis of a large data set with over 17,000 observations in a longitudinal study of pure-tone hearing perception in the elderly. The repeated measurements are described by fixed and random components in the model. The fixed effects include the age at entry, time of follow-up, a(More)
Signaling of the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) has been implicated in the development of injury-elicited vascular complications. Soluble RAGE (sRAGE) acts as a decoy of RAGE and has been used to treat pathological vascular conditions in animal models. However, previous studies used a high dose of sRAGE produced in insect Sf9 cells(More)
Current age-specific reference standards for adult hearing thresholds are primarily cross-sectional in nature and vary in the degree of screening of the reference sample for noise-induced hearing loss and other hearing problems. We develop methods to construct age-specific percentiles for longitudinal data that have been modelled using the linear(More)
A single early prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level has been correlated with a higher likelihood of prostate cancer diagnosis and death in younger men. PSA testing in older men has been considered of limited utility. We evaluated prostate cancer death in relation to age and PSA level immediately prior to prostate cancer diagnosis. Using the Veterans(More)