Publications

These publications are examples of research made possible with data from CanPath and its regional cohorts.

2020

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.

Authors: Naizhou Zhao, Audrey Smagiassi, Marie Hudson, Marvin Fritzler, Sasha Bernatsky,

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

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2020

Incidence of fractures in middle-aged individuals with early chronic kidney disease: a population-based analysis of CARTaGENE

Authors: Louis-Charles Desbiens, Remi Goupil, Francois Madore, Fabrice Mac-Way

This article looked at the the number of new fractures with people in the CARTaGENE cohort that were affected with CKD

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2020

Anxiety and Depression Symptom Comorbidity and the Risk of Heart Disease: A Prospective Community-Based Cohort Study

Authors: SS Descenes, RJ Burns, N Schmitz

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.

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2020

Interaction of DRD2/ANKK1 Taq1A Genotype with in-Store Retail Food Environment Exposures on Diet Quality in a Cohort of Quebec Adults.

Authors: Neilsen, Han, Paquet, Portella, Ma, Dube

DRD2/ANKK1 Taq1A is associated with adaptive responses to ice cream displays and vegetable prices, suggesting a differential susceptibility to retail environment food cues.

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2019

Validation of Genome-Wide Polygenic Risk Scores for Coronary Artery Disease in French Canadians

Authors: Florian Wunnemann, Ken Sin Lo, Alexandra Langford-Avelar, David Busseuil, Marie-Pierre Dube, Jean-Claude Tardiff, Guillaume Lettre

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.

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2019

Predictive value of quantitative ultrasound parameters in individuals with chronic kidney disease: A population-based analysis of CARTaGENE.

Authors: Louis-Charles Desbiens, Remi Goupil, Fabrice Mac-Way

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.

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2019

Genetic and epidemiological characterization of restless legs syndrome in Québec

Authors: Fulya Akçimen, Jay P Ross, Faezeh Sarayloo, Calwing Liao, Rachel De Barros Oliveira, Jennifer A Ruskey, Cynthia V Bourassa, Patrick A Dion, Lan Xiong, Ziv Gan-Or ... Show more

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

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2019

Exome Sequencing in BRCA1- and BRCA2-Negative Greek Families Identifies MDM1 and NBEAL1 as Candidate Risk Genes for Hereditary Breast Cancer.

Authors: Stavros Glentis,Alexandros C. Dimopoulos, Konstantinos Rouskas, George Ntritsos, Evangelos Evangelou, Steven A. Narod, Anne-Marie Mes-Masson, William D. Foulkes, Barbara Rivera, Patricia N. Tonin, Jiannis Ragoussis, and Antigone S. Dimas

This study used CARTaGENE control data to find there relationship between the BRAC1-2 genes and breast cancer

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2019

Depressive symptoms and sleep problems as risk factors for heart disease: a prospective community study.

Authors: SS Deschenes, R Burns, E. Graham., N. Schmitz.

The goal of this study was to see if there was an association between depressive behavior, sleep problems and risk of developing heart disease in the sample population. Using CARTaGENE data, they were able to determine that depression and sleep disorders are independent factors of heart disease and area associated with a stronger risk of heart disease when occurring together.

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2019

Rheumatoid arthritis-relevant DNA methylation changes identified in ACPA-positive asymptomatic individuals using methylome capture sequencing

Authors: Xiaojian Shao, Marie Hudson, Ines Colmegna, Celia Greenwood, Marvin Fritzler, Philip Awadalla, Tomi Pastinen, Sasha Bernatsky

They wanted to compare DNA methylation in subjects postivie/negative for anti-citrullinated protein antibodies which is a key marker for rheumatoid arthritis. They measured the DNA methylation of 137 subjects, 63 who were ACPA-positive, 66 were negative and 8 were self-reported with their rheumatoid arthritis.

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