Comparison of fracture prediction tools in individuals without and with early chronic kidney disease: A population-based analysis of CARTaGENE
This study analyzed the CARTaGENE cohort to see how patients with chronic kidney disease were affected by bone fractures.
Is there an agreement between self-reported medical diagnosis in the CARTaGENE cohort and the Québec administrative health databases?
This study sought to determine if administrative health data and self-report questionnaires would yield the same information as population health studies. Further the research team hoped to identify statisical predictors. It was determined that there was agreement between AHD and self reported questionnaire and that there were variations depending on the disease.
Impact of updated recommendations on acetylsalicylic acid use for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in Canada: a population-based survey
This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and factors associated with ASA use, and the potential impact of implementing the most recent (2016) US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for primary CVD prevention in a Canadian setting.
Investigating associations between anti-nuclear antibody positivity and combined long-term exposures to NO2, O3, and PM2.5 using a Bayesian kernel machine regression approach.
This group determined ANA using biobanked sera, they asssesed the effects of exposures to NO2 and O3 and PM2.5, they compared the results obtained by the BKMR to standard logistic regression models
Incidence of fractures in middle-aged individuals with early chronic kidney disease: a population-based analysis of CARTaGENE
This article looked at the the number of new fractures with people in the CARTaGENE cohort that were affected with CKD
Anxiety and Depression Symptom Comorbidity and the Risk of Heart Disease: A Prospective Community-Based Cohort Study
This article was looking at the association between anxiety/depression and heart disease. They found depression without anxiety had a higher risk of heart disease. There was no significant risk of heart disease when there was anxiety, but not depression.
Interaction of DRD2/ANKK1 Taq1A Genotype with in-Store Retail Food Environment Exposures on Diet Quality in a Cohort of Quebec Adults.
DRD2/ANKK1 Taq1A is associated with adaptive responses to ice cream displays and vegetable prices, suggesting a differential susceptibility to retail environment food cues.
Validation of Genome-Wide Polygenic Risk Scores for Coronary Artery Disease in French Canadians
This article looked at ways of predicting/preventing coronary artery disease. Polygenic risk scores based on the genome sequence can be a potential biomarker to predict the risk of CAD. Validation of PRS predictive power and transferability in other populations can support clinical utility.
Predictive value of quantitative ultrasound parameters in individuals with chronic kidney disease: A population-based analysis of CARTaGENE.
This study showed that early decrease in renal function increase calcancela ultrasound parameters, QUS is associated with fracture incidence regardless of renal function, QUS underestimates fracture incidence in patients with early CKD.
Genetic and epidemiological characterization of restless legs syndrome in Québec
This study aimed to assess these RLS predisposing genetic variants, as well as investigate the epidemiological profile and diagnostic features of individuals with RLS in the Québec population, using an interviewer-administered questionnaire