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Major depression disorder is a common psychiatric disease with a major economic impact on society. In many cases, no effective treatment is available. The etiology of major depression is complex, but it is clear that the disease is, to a large extent, determined genetically, especially among individuals with a familial history of major depression,(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Colorectal cancers (CRCs) diagnosed within a few years after an index colonoscopy can arise from missed lesions or the development of a new tumor. We investigated the proportion, characteristics, and factors that predict interval CRCs that develop within 6-60 months of colonoscopy. METHODS We performed a population-based cohort study of(More)
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common, clinically heterogeneous disorder often found comorbid with other disorders. We studied recurrent, early-onset MDD (MDD-RE) and anxiety disorders in combination to define powerful phenotypes for genetic study. We used 87 large, extended Utah pedigrees to investigate linkage to 3 phenotypes: "MDD-RE;" "MDD-RE or(More)
BACKGROUND Guidelines recommend that individuals with a first-degree relative (FDR) diagnosed with colorectal cancer (CRC) or advanced adenoma before age 60 years should undergo colonoscopy starting at age 40 years. The authors quantified the risk of adenomas and CRC in FDRs, second-degree relatives (SDRs), and third-degree relatives (TDRs) of patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Electronically linked datasets have become an important part of clinical research. Information from multiple sources can be used to identify comorbid conditions and patient outcomes, measure use of healthcare services, and enrich demographic and clinical variables of interest. Innovative approaches for creating research infrastructure beyond a(More)
OBJECT This study was conducted to investigate the familial and genetic contribution to intracranial, abdominal aortic, and all other types of aneurysms, and to define familial relationships among patients who present with the different aneurysm types. METHODS The authors used a unique Utah resource to perform population-based analysis of the familial(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Colorectal cancer (CRC) frequently develops in multiple members of the same families, but more data are needed to prepare effective screening guidelines. We quantified the risk of CRC and adenomas in first-degree relatives (FDRs) and second-degree relatives and first cousins of individuals with CRC, and stratified risk based on age at(More)
PURPOSE Testicular cancer is diagnosed at a young age and survival rates are high; thus, the long-term effects of cancer treatment need to be assessed. Our objectives are to estimate the incidence rates and determinants of late effects in testicular cancer survivors. METHODS We conducted a population-based cohort study of testicular cancer survivors,(More)
OBJECTIVE Using a genealogical database, we examined risk of endometrial cancer among family members of individuals with endometrial cancer. METHODS We identified endometrial cancer cases in the Utah Population Database (UPDB), a computerized archive of genealogy data linked to the Utah Cancer Registry. We tested for excess relatedness and estimated(More)
Asthma is a multifactorial disease with undetermined genetic factors. We performed a genome-wide scan to identify predisposition loci for asthma. The asthma phenotype consisted of physician-confirmed presence or absence of asthma symptoms. We analyzed 81 extended Utah pedigrees ranging from three to six generations, including 742 affected individuals,(More)