3407.0 Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Monday, October 27, 2008: 4:30 PM
This interesting session will focus on the epidemiology of a diverse group of chronic diseases. Presentations will include discussions of the predictors, progression and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, lupus, arthritis and osteoporotic diseases and asthma.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. Discuss and analyze possible causes of gender differences in musculoskeltal morbidity and disability 2. Evaluate the risk factors associated with kidney disease progression in lupus patients initially presenting with mild renal disease 3. Evaluate the impact and interaction of joints affected by arthritis on symptoms, function, and work limitations 4. Assess the epidemiology of osteoporotic fractures using absolute risks estimates and compare it between different populations 5. Recognize the benefits of conducting a multi-state analysis of asthma call-back data.
Siobhan C. Maty, PhD, MPH

4:50 PM
Predictors of kidney disease progression in lupus patients initially presenting with mild renal involvement
Mariely Nieves, MS, Ana P. Ortiz, PhD, Marilú Colón, MD, María J. Molina, MD, Lesliane E. Castro, MD, Vanesa E. Rodriguez, MD, Angel M. Mayor, MD, MS and Luis M. Vilá, MD
5:05 PM
Arthritis: Additional joint sites lead to at least additively worse outcomes
Terri Kang Johnson, PhD, Charles Helmick, MD and Jennifer Hootman, PhD
5:20 PM
Absolute risk of fracture for decision making in osteoporotic patients: The EPIC-Norfolk population cohort study
Alireza Moayyeri, MD, MPhil, Stephan Kaptoge, PhD, Robert N. Luben, PhD, Nicholas J. Wareham, MD, PhD, Sheila Bingham, MD, PhD and Kay-Tee Khaw, MD, PhD
5:35 PM
A framework for regional analysis of the 2006 BRFSS asthma call-back survey
Laurie Stillman, MM, Mary Adams, MS, MPH and Betsy Rosenfeld, JD

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing

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