Associate Professor Vasikaran Naganathan

Associate Professor
Medicine, Concord Clinical School
Centre for Education and Research on Ageing (CRGH)

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Research interests

osteoporosis, falls in the elderly, evidence based medicine in the elderly

Selected grants

2014

  • Study of the relationship of oral health and oral health service utilisation to the general health of older Australian men; Cumming R, Wright F, Hirani V, Naganathan V, Blyth F, Harford J; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2013

  • A randomised controlled trial of deprescribing to optimise medical therapy for frail older people: the Opti-Med study; Hilmer S, Naganathan V, McLachlan A, Comans T, Etherton-Beer C, Potter K; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2011

  • Preparing for SAFE Practice as an Intern; Walton M, Smith-Merry J, Watterson L, Dunn S, Edwards J, Lim K, Lin D, Naganathan V; Clinical Education & Training Institute /Research Support.

2010

  • The effects of testosterone and a nutritional supplement on hospital admissions in under-nourished, older people; Naganathan V, Cameron I; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Ageing, Nutrition and Geometric Framework; Cumming R, Simpson S, Le Couteur D, Blyth F, Naganathan V, Kendig H, Seibel M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2009

  • Optimising pain management in frail older people; McLachlan A, Naganathan V, Le Couteur D, Hilmer S, Gibson S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2008

  • Sirtuins and the molecular epidemiology of frailty in older men; De Cabo R, Cumming R, Le Couteur D, Kennerson M, De Cabo R, Naganathan V, Sambrook P; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2004

  • Concord hormones and ageing in men project; Naganathan V, Le Couteur D, Cumming R, Handelsman D, Seibel M, Creasey H, Sambrook P, Waite L; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Dual Energy X-Ray (DEXA) densitometer hologic discovery W and software; Cumming R, Handelsman D, Seibel M, Sambrook P, Naganathan V, Mitchell P, Le Couteur D; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Le Couteur, D., Kendig, H., Naganathan, V., McLachlan, A. (2010). The Ethics of Prescribing Medications to Older People. In Susan Koch, F. Michael Gloth, and Rhonda Nay (Eds.), Medication Management in Older Adults: A Concise Guide for Clinicians, (pp. 29-42). New York: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • Le Couteur, D., Naganathan, V., Cogger, V., Cumming, R., McLean, A. (2006). Pharmacotherapy in the elderly: clinical issues and perspectives. In Kohli K, Gupta M, Tejwani S. (Eds.), In Contemporary Perspectives on Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics, (pp. 709-722). New Dehli: Elsevier.

Journals

  • Fransen, M., Su, S., Harmer, A., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Sambrook, P., Le Couteur, D., Cumming, R. (2014). A longitudinal study of knee pain in older men: Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Age and Ageing, 43(2), 206-212. [More Information]
  • Hsu, B., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Le Couteur, D., Seibel, M., Waite, L., Handelsman, D. (2014). Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Relationships of Circulating Reproductive Hormone Levels to Self-Rated Health and Health-Related Quality of Life in Community-Dwelling Older Men. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 99(5), 1638-1647. [More Information]
  • Fairhall, N., Sherrington, C., Cameron, I., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Clemson, L., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Cumming, R. (2014). Predicting participation restriction in community-dwelling older men: the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Age and Ageing, 43(1), 31-37. [More Information]
  • Gnjidic, D., Le Couteur, D., Hilmer, S., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Waite, L., Handelsman, D., Bell, J. (2014). Sedative load and functional outcomes in community-dwelling older Australian men: the CHAMP study. Fundamental and Clinical Pharmacology, 28(1), 10-19. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Naganathan, V., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Seibel, M. (2013). Associations Between Frailty and Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D Concentrations in Older Australian Men: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 68(9), 1112-1121. [More Information]
  • Naganathan, V. (2013). Cardiovascular drugs in older people. Australian Prescriber, 36(6), 190-194.
  • Hairi, N., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V. (2013). Chronic pain, impact of pain and pain severity with physical disability in older people—Is there a gender difference? Maturitas, 74(1), 68-73. [More Information]
  • Parkinson, L., Richardson, K., Sims, J., Wells, Y., Naganathan, V., Brooke, E., Lindley, R. (2013). Identifying seminal papers in the Australasian Journal on Ageing 1982-2011: A Delphi consensus approach. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 32(SUPPL.2), 6-11. [More Information]
  • Best, O., Gnjidic, D., Hilmer, S., Naganathan, V., McLachlan, A. (2013). Investigating polypharmacy and drug burden index in hospitalised older people. Internal Medicine Journal, 43(8), 912-918. [More Information]
  • Bleicher, K., Cumming, R., Naganathan, V., Seibel, M., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Creasey, H., Waite, L. (2013). Predictors of the rate of BMD loss in older men: findings from the CHAMP study. Osteoporosis International, 24(7), 1951-1963. [More Information]
  • Gnjidic, D., Le Couteur, D., Blyth, F., Travison, T., Rogers, K., Naganathan, V., Cumming, R., Waite, L., Seibel, M., Handelsman, D., McLachlan, A., Hilmer, S. (2013). Statin use and clinical outcomes in older men: a prospective population-based study. BMJ Open, 3(3), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Seibel, M. (2013). Vitamin D Status Among Older Community Dwelling Men Living In A Sunny Country And Associations With Lifestyle Factors: The Concord Health And Ageing In Men Project, Sydney, Australia. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 17(7), 587-593. [More Information]
  • Venkateswaran, L., Butow, P., Jansen, J., Wilcken, N., WONG, M., Hui, R., Szonyi, G., Gebski, V., Naganathan, V., Horvath, L., Tattersall, M. (2012). Decision making in older patients with advanced cancer: Does doctor know best? Medical Journal of Australia, 196(1), 35-39. [More Information]
  • Gnjidic, D., Le Couteur, D., Naganathan, V., Cumming, R., Creasey, H., Waite, L., Sharma, A., Blyth, F., Hilmer, S. (2012). Effects of drug burden index on cognitive function in older men. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 32(2), 273-277. [More Information]
  • Gnjidic, D., Hilmer, S., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Cumming, R., Handelsman, D., McLachlan, A., Abernethy, D., Banks, E., Le Couteur, D. (2012). High-Risk Prescribing and Incidence of Frailty Among Older Community-Dwelling Men. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 91(3), 521-528. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, T., Eisman, J., Center, J., Pocock, N., Jones, G., March, L., Clifton-Bligh, R., Naganathan, V., Seibel, M. (2012). In Memoriam: Philip Neil Sambrook. Osteoporosis International, 23(7), 1835-1836. [More Information]
  • Gnjidic, D., Stanaway, F., Cumming, R., Waite, L., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Handelsman, D., Le Couteur, D. (2012). Mild Cognitive Impairment Predicts Institutionalization among Older Men: A Population-Based Cohort Study. PLoS One, 7(9), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Gnjidic, D., Hilmer, S., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Waite, L., Seibel, M., McLachlan, A., Cumming, R., Handelsman, D., Le Couteur, D. (2012). Polypharmacy cutoff and outcomes: five or more medicines were used to identify community-dwelling older men at risk of different adverse outcomes. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 65(9), 989-995. [More Information]
  • Litchfield, M., Cumming, R., Smith, D., Naganathan, V., Le Couteur, D., Waite, L., Blyth, F., Handelsman, D. (2012). Prostate-specific antigen levels in men aged 70 years and over: Findings from the CHAMP study. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(6), 395-398. [More Information]
  • Stanaway, F., Blyth, F., Cumming, R., Naganathan, V., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Sambrook, P., Creasey, H., Seibel, M., Le Couteur, D. (2011). Back pain in older male Italian-born immigrants in Australia: The importance of socioeconomic factors. European Journal of Pain, 15(1), 70-76. [More Information]
  • Travison, T., Nguyen, A., Naganathan, V., Stanaway, F., Blyth, F., Cumming, R., Le Couteur, D., Sambrook, P., Handelsman, D. (2011). Changes in Reproductive Hormone Concentrations Predict the Prevalence and Progression of the Frailty Syndrome in Older Men: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 96(8), 2464-2474. [More Information]
  • McLachlan, A., Bath, S., Naganathan, V., Hilmer, S., Le Couteur, D., Gibson, S., Blyth, F. (2011). Clinical pharmacology of analgesic medicines in older people: impact of frailty and cognitive impairment. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 71(3), 351-364. [More Information]
  • Le Couteur, D., Benson, V., McMahon, A., Blyth, F., Handelsman, D., Seibel, M., Kennerson, M., Naganathan, V., Cumming, R., De Cabo, R. (2011). Determinants of Serum-Induced SIRT1 Expression in Older Men: The CHAMP Study. Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 66A(1), 3-8. [More Information]
  • Stanaway, F., Cumming, R., Naganathan, V., Blyth, F., Handelsman, D., Le Couteur, D., Waite, L., Creasey, H., Seibel, M., Sambrook, P. (2011). Ethnicity and falls in older men: low rate of falls in Italian-born men in Australia. Age and Ageing, 40, 595-601. [More Information]
  • Lee, L., Rianto, J., Raykar, V., Creasey, H., Waite, L., Berry, A., Xu, J., Chenoweth, B., Kavanagh, S., Naganathan, V. (2011). Health and Functional Status of Adults with Intellectual Disability Referred to the Specialist Health Care Setting: A Five-Year Experience. International Journal of Family Medicine, 2011, 312492-1-312492-9. [More Information]
  • Stanaway, F., Gnjidic, D., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Naganathan, V., Waite, L., Seibel, M., Handelsman, D., Sambrook, P., Cumming, R. (2011). How fast does the Grim Reaper walk? Receiver operating characteristics curve analysis in healthy men aged 70 and over. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 343, d7679-1-d7679-4. [More Information]
  • Blyth, F., Cumming, R., Nicholas, M., Creasey, H., Handelsman, D., Le Couteur, D., Naganathan, V., Sambrook, P., Seibel, M., Waite, L. (2011). Intrusive Pain and Worry about Health in Older Men: The CHAMP Study. Pain, 152(2), 447-452. [More Information]
  • Nabipour, I., Sambrook, P., Blyth, F., Janu, M., Waite, L., Naganathan, V., Handelsman, D., Le Couteur, D., Cumming, R., Seibel, M. (2011). Serum Uric Acid Is Associated With Bone Health in Older Men: A Cross-Sectional Population-Based Study. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 26(5), 955-964. [More Information]
  • Nabipour, I., Cumming, R., Handelsman, D., Litchfield, M., Naganathan, V., Waite, L., Creasey, H., Janu, M., Le Couteur, D., Sambrook, P., Seibel, M. (2011). Socioeconomic status and bone health in community-dwelling older men: The CHAMP Study. Osteoporosis International, 22(5), 1343-1353. [More Information]
  • Stanaway, F., Kendig, H., Blyth, F., Cumming, R., Naganathan, V., Waite, L. (2011). Subjective Social Support in Older Male Italian-Born Immigrants in Australia. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 26(2), 205-220. [More Information]
  • Piantadosi, C., Visvanathan, R., Naganathan, V., Hunter, P., Cameron, I., Lange, K., Karnon, J., Chapman, I. (2011). The effect of testosterone and a nutritional supplement on hospital admissions in undernourished, older people. BMC Geriatrics, 11, Article number 66-(8pp). [More Information]
  • Bleicher, K., Cumming, R., Naganathan, V., Travison, T., Sambrook, P., Blyth, F., Handelsman, D., Le Couteur, D., Waite, L., Creasey, H., Seibel, M. (2011). The role of fat and lean mass in bone loss in older men: Findings from the CHAMP study. Bone, 49(6), 1299-1305. [More Information]
  • Stanaway, F., Cumming, R., Naganathan, V., Blyth, F., Creasey, H., Waite, L., Handelsman, D., Seibel, M. (2010). Depressive symptoms in older male Italian immigrants in Australia: the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(3), 158-162. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, S., Kirkpatrick, C., Le Couteur, D., Naganathan, V., Sambrook, P., Seibel, M., Blyth, F., Waite, L., Handelsman, D., Cumming, R., Hilmer, S. (2010). Estimation of lean body weight in older community-dwelling men. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 69(2), 118-127. [More Information]
  • Rochat, S., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Creasey, H., Handelsman, D., Le Couteur, D., Naganathan, V., Sambrook, P., Seibel, M., Waite, L. (2010). Frailty and use of health and community services by community-dwelling older men: the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Age and Ageing, 39(2), 228-233. [More Information]
  • Bleicher, K., Cumming, R., Naganathan, V., Seibel, M., Sambrook, P., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Creasey, H., Waite, L. (2010). Lifestyle factors, medications, and disease influence bone mineral density in older men: findings from the CHAMP study. Osteoporosis International, Online, 1-17. [More Information]
  • Hairi, N., Cumming, R., Naganathan, V., Handelsman, D., Le Couteur, D., Creasey, H., Waite, L., Seibel, M., Sambrook, P. (2010). Loss of Muscle Strength, Mass (Sarcopenia), and Quality (Specific Force) and Its Relationship with Functional Limitation and Physical Disability: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(11), 2055-2062. [More Information]
  • Boyle, N., Naganathan, V., Cumming, R. (2010). Medication and falls: risk and optimization. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 26(4), 583-605. [More Information]
  • Hyde, S., Craig, P., Sefton, A., Ryan, G., Arnold, S., Naganathan, V. (2010). Perceptions of preparation for further training: how our medical schools prepare graduates and the perceived factors influencing access to training. Medical Journal of Australia, 193(5), 277-280. [More Information]
  • Hairi, N., Bulgiba, A., Cumming, R., Naganathan, V., Mudla, I. (2010). Prevalence and correlates of physical disability and functional limitation among community dwelling older people in rural Malaysia, a middle income country. BMC Public Health, 10(492), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Bleicher, K., Naganathan, V., Cumming, R., Seibel, M., Sambrook, P., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Creasey, H. (2010). Prevalence and treatment of osteoporosis in older Australian men: findings from the CHAMP study. Medical Journal of Australia, 193(7), 387-391. [More Information]
  • Nabipour, I., Cumming, R., Handelsman, D., Litchfield, M., Naganathan, V., Waite, L., Creasey, H., Janu, M., Le Couteur, D., Sambrook, P., Seibel, M. (2010). Socioeconomic status and bone health in community-dwelling older men: the CHAMP Study. Osteoporosis International, 22(5), 1343-1353. [More Information]
  • Le Couteur, D., Blyth, F., Creasey, H., Handelsman, D., Naganathan, V., Sambrook, P., Seibel, M., Waite, L., Cumming, R. (2010). The Association of Alanine Transaminase With Aging, Frailty, and Mortality. Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 65(7), 712-717. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Naganathan, V., Lau, J., Swaraj, S. (2010). Unsafe glycaemic targets in older diabetic patients. Internal Medicine Journal, 40(7), 541-542. [More Information]
  • Kwong, P., Cumming, R., Chan, L., Seibel, M., Naganathan, V., Creasey, H., Le Couteur, D., Waite, L., Sambrook, P., Handelsman, D. (2010). Urinary incontinence and quality of life among older community-dwelling Australian men: the CHAMP study. Age and Ageing, 39(3), 349-354. [More Information]
  • Gnjidic, D., Cumming, R., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Naganathan, V., Abernethy, D., Hilmer, S. (2009). Drug Burden Index and physical function in older Australian men. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 68(1), 97-105. [More Information]
  • Su, E., Naganathan, V., Fallah, H., Bajorek, B., McLachlan, A. (2008). Anticoagulation control in hospitalised patients on warfarin. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 38(4), 292-295.
  • Cumming, R., Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Simpson, J., Vogler, C., Cameron, I., Naganathan, V. (2008). Cluster randomised trial of a targeted multifactorial intervention to prevent falls among older people in hospital. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 336(7647), 758-760. [More Information]
  • Cumming, R., Handelsman, D., Seibel, M., Creasey, H., Sambrook, P., Waite, L., Naganathan, V., Le Couteur, D., Litchfield, M. (2008). Cohort profile: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP). International Journal of Epidemiology, doi:10.1093/ije/dyn071, 1-5. [More Information]
  • Iyer, S., Naganathan, V., McLachlan, A., Le Couteur, D. (2008). Medication Withdrawal Trials in People Aged 65 Years and Older: A Systematic Review. Drugs and Aging, 25(12), 1021-1031. [More Information]
  • Blyth, F., Rochat, S., Cumming, R., Creasey, H., Handelsman, D., Le Couteur, D., Naganathan, V., Sambrook, P., Seibel, M., Waite, L. (2008). Pain, frailty and comorbidity on older men: The CHAMP study. Pain, 140(1), 224-230. [More Information]
  • Srinonprasert, V., Naganathan, V. (2008). Regression of lung mass associated with progression of neurological deficits. Internal Medicine Journal, 38(3), 220-1. [More Information]
  • Makovey, J., Naganathan, V., Seibel, M., Sambrook, P. (2007). Gender differences in plasma ghrelin and its relations to body composition and bone - an opposite-sex twin study. Clinical Endocrinology, 66(4), 530-537. [More Information]
  • Makovey, J., Nguyen, T., Naganathan, V., Wark, J., Sambrook, P. (2007). Genetic effects on bone loss in peri- and postmenopausal women: a longitudinal twin study. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 22(11), 1773-1780. [More Information]
  • Naganathan, V., MacGregor, A., Sambrook, P. (2007). The role of gene-environment interaction in determining bone mineral density in a twin population. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 10(1), 191-197. [More Information]
  • Le Couteur, D., Bailey, L., Naganathan, V. (2006). Beta-blockers and heart failure in older people. European heart journal, 27(7), 887-8; author reply 888-9. [More Information]
  • Graffen, M., Saligari, M., Le Couteur, D., Naganathan, V., McLean, A. (2005). Development of a mentorship programme for rural general practitioners by visiting specialist physicians. Rural and Remote Health, 5(2), 374-374. [More Information]
  • Makovey, J., Naganathan, V., Sambrook, P. (2005). Gender differences in relationships between body composition components, their distribution and bone mineral density: a cross sectional opposite sex twin study. Osteoporosis International, 16(12), 1495-1505. [More Information]
  • Cumming, R., Glasgow, N., Le Couteur, D., Naganathan, V., Hilmer, S. (2004). Prescribing In Older People. Australian Family Physician, 33(10), 777-781.
  • Seibel, M., Naganathan, V., Barton, I., Grauer, A. (2004). Relationship Between Pretreatment Bone Resorption And Vertebral Fracture Incidence In Postmenopausal Osteoporotic Women Treated With Risedronate. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 19(2), 323-329.
  • Naganathan, V., Sambrook, P. (2003). Gender differences in volumetric bone density: a study of opposite-sex twins. Osteoporosis International, 14(7), 564-569. [More Information]
  • Sambrook, P., Kotowicz, M., Nash, P., Styles, C., Naganathan, V., Henderson-Briffa, K., Eisman, J., Nicholson, G. (2003). Prevention and Treatment of Glucocorticoid-induced Osteoporosis: A comparison of Cacitriol, Vitamin D Plus Calcium, and Alendronate Plus Calcium. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 18(5), 919-924.
  • Hilmer, S., Naganathan, V., Le Couteur, D. (2003). Why do physicians choose to train in geriatric medicine? Australasian Journal on Ageing, 11(3), 160-162.
  • Naganathan, V., MacGregor, A., Snieder, H., Nguyen, T., Spector, T., Sambrook, P. (2002). Gender differences in the genetic factors responsible for variation in bone density and ultrasound. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, , 725-733.
  • Naganathan, V., Zochling, J., March, L., Sambrook, P. (2002). Peak bone mass is increased in the hip of daughters of women with osteoarthritis. Bone, 30(1), 287-292.
  • Sambrook, P., Hunter, D., Naganathan, V., Mason, R., Robinson, B., Raj, A. (2001). Osteoporosis with low dose corticosteroids: contribution of underlying disease effects and discriminatory ability of ultrasound versus bone densitometry. Journal of Rheumatology, 28, 1063-1067.

Conferences

  • Sefton, A., Naganathan, V., Hyde, S., Arnold, S., Ryan, G., Craig, P. (2008). Access to further training: what are the important factors in meeting career goals? 13th Ottawa International Conference on Clinical Competence, Melbourne, Australia: University of Melbourne.
  • Sambrook, P., Makovey, J., Naganathan, V., Seibel, M. (2005). Gender differences in serum leptin and ghrelin: Relationship to body composition and bone mineral measures - A cross-sectional opposite sex twin study. 2nd Joint Meeting of the European Calcified Tissue Society and the International Bone and Mineral Society, New York: Elsevier Science.

2014

  • Fransen, M., Su, S., Harmer, A., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Sambrook, P., Le Couteur, D., Cumming, R. (2014). A longitudinal study of knee pain in older men: Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Age and Ageing, 43(2), 206-212. [More Information]
  • Hsu, B., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Le Couteur, D., Seibel, M., Waite, L., Handelsman, D. (2014). Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Relationships of Circulating Reproductive Hormone Levels to Self-Rated Health and Health-Related Quality of Life in Community-Dwelling Older Men. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 99(5), 1638-1647. [More Information]
  • Fairhall, N., Sherrington, C., Cameron, I., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Clemson, L., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Cumming, R. (2014). Predicting participation restriction in community-dwelling older men: the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Age and Ageing, 43(1), 31-37. [More Information]
  • Gnjidic, D., Le Couteur, D., Hilmer, S., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Waite, L., Handelsman, D., Bell, J. (2014). Sedative load and functional outcomes in community-dwelling older Australian men: the CHAMP study. Fundamental and Clinical Pharmacology, 28(1), 10-19. [More Information]

2013

  • Hirani, V., Naganathan, V., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Seibel, M. (2013). Associations Between Frailty and Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D Concentrations in Older Australian Men: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 68(9), 1112-1121. [More Information]
  • Naganathan, V. (2013). Cardiovascular drugs in older people. Australian Prescriber, 36(6), 190-194.
  • Hairi, N., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V. (2013). Chronic pain, impact of pain and pain severity with physical disability in older people—Is there a gender difference? Maturitas, 74(1), 68-73. [More Information]
  • Parkinson, L., Richardson, K., Sims, J., Wells, Y., Naganathan, V., Brooke, E., Lindley, R. (2013). Identifying seminal papers in the Australasian Journal on Ageing 1982-2011: A Delphi consensus approach. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 32(SUPPL.2), 6-11. [More Information]
  • Best, O., Gnjidic, D., Hilmer, S., Naganathan, V., McLachlan, A. (2013). Investigating polypharmacy and drug burden index in hospitalised older people. Internal Medicine Journal, 43(8), 912-918. [More Information]
  • Bleicher, K., Cumming, R., Naganathan, V., Seibel, M., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Creasey, H., Waite, L. (2013). Predictors of the rate of BMD loss in older men: findings from the CHAMP study. Osteoporosis International, 24(7), 1951-1963. [More Information]
  • Gnjidic, D., Le Couteur, D., Blyth, F., Travison, T., Rogers, K., Naganathan, V., Cumming, R., Waite, L., Seibel, M., Handelsman, D., McLachlan, A., Hilmer, S. (2013). Statin use and clinical outcomes in older men: a prospective population-based study. BMJ Open, 3(3), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Seibel, M. (2013). Vitamin D Status Among Older Community Dwelling Men Living In A Sunny Country And Associations With Lifestyle Factors: The Concord Health And Ageing In Men Project, Sydney, Australia. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 17(7), 587-593. [More Information]

2012

  • Venkateswaran, L., Butow, P., Jansen, J., Wilcken, N., WONG, M., Hui, R., Szonyi, G., Gebski, V., Naganathan, V., Horvath, L., Tattersall, M. (2012). Decision making in older patients with advanced cancer: Does doctor know best? Medical Journal of Australia, 196(1), 35-39. [More Information]
  • Gnjidic, D., Le Couteur, D., Naganathan, V., Cumming, R., Creasey, H., Waite, L., Sharma, A., Blyth, F., Hilmer, S. (2012). Effects of drug burden index on cognitive function in older men. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 32(2), 273-277. [More Information]
  • Gnjidic, D., Hilmer, S., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Cumming, R., Handelsman, D., McLachlan, A., Abernethy, D., Banks, E., Le Couteur, D. (2012). High-Risk Prescribing and Incidence of Frailty Among Older Community-Dwelling Men. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 91(3), 521-528. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, T., Eisman, J., Center, J., Pocock, N., Jones, G., March, L., Clifton-Bligh, R., Naganathan, V., Seibel, M. (2012). In Memoriam: Philip Neil Sambrook. Osteoporosis International, 23(7), 1835-1836. [More Information]
  • Gnjidic, D., Stanaway, F., Cumming, R., Waite, L., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Handelsman, D., Le Couteur, D. (2012). Mild Cognitive Impairment Predicts Institutionalization among Older Men: A Population-Based Cohort Study. PLoS One, 7(9), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Gnjidic, D., Hilmer, S., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Waite, L., Seibel, M., McLachlan, A., Cumming, R., Handelsman, D., Le Couteur, D. (2012). Polypharmacy cutoff and outcomes: five or more medicines were used to identify community-dwelling older men at risk of different adverse outcomes. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 65(9), 989-995. [More Information]
  • Litchfield, M., Cumming, R., Smith, D., Naganathan, V., Le Couteur, D., Waite, L., Blyth, F., Handelsman, D. (2012). Prostate-specific antigen levels in men aged 70 years and over: Findings from the CHAMP study. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(6), 395-398. [More Information]

2011

  • Stanaway, F., Blyth, F., Cumming, R., Naganathan, V., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Sambrook, P., Creasey, H., Seibel, M., Le Couteur, D. (2011). Back pain in older male Italian-born immigrants in Australia: The importance of socioeconomic factors. European Journal of Pain, 15(1), 70-76. [More Information]
  • Travison, T., Nguyen, A., Naganathan, V., Stanaway, F., Blyth, F., Cumming, R., Le Couteur, D., Sambrook, P., Handelsman, D. (2011). Changes in Reproductive Hormone Concentrations Predict the Prevalence and Progression of the Frailty Syndrome in Older Men: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 96(8), 2464-2474. [More Information]
  • McLachlan, A., Bath, S., Naganathan, V., Hilmer, S., Le Couteur, D., Gibson, S., Blyth, F. (2011). Clinical pharmacology of analgesic medicines in older people: impact of frailty and cognitive impairment. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 71(3), 351-364. [More Information]
  • Le Couteur, D., Benson, V., McMahon, A., Blyth, F., Handelsman, D., Seibel, M., Kennerson, M., Naganathan, V., Cumming, R., De Cabo, R. (2011). Determinants of Serum-Induced SIRT1 Expression in Older Men: The CHAMP Study. Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 66A(1), 3-8. [More Information]
  • Stanaway, F., Cumming, R., Naganathan, V., Blyth, F., Handelsman, D., Le Couteur, D., Waite, L., Creasey, H., Seibel, M., Sambrook, P. (2011). Ethnicity and falls in older men: low rate of falls in Italian-born men in Australia. Age and Ageing, 40, 595-601. [More Information]
  • Lee, L., Rianto, J., Raykar, V., Creasey, H., Waite, L., Berry, A., Xu, J., Chenoweth, B., Kavanagh, S., Naganathan, V. (2011). Health and Functional Status of Adults with Intellectual Disability Referred to the Specialist Health Care Setting: A Five-Year Experience. International Journal of Family Medicine, 2011, 312492-1-312492-9. [More Information]
  • Stanaway, F., Gnjidic, D., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Naganathan, V., Waite, L., Seibel, M., Handelsman, D., Sambrook, P., Cumming, R. (2011). How fast does the Grim Reaper walk? Receiver operating characteristics curve analysis in healthy men aged 70 and over. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 343, d7679-1-d7679-4. [More Information]
  • Blyth, F., Cumming, R., Nicholas, M., Creasey, H., Handelsman, D., Le Couteur, D., Naganathan, V., Sambrook, P., Seibel, M., Waite, L. (2011). Intrusive Pain and Worry about Health in Older Men: The CHAMP Study. Pain, 152(2), 447-452. [More Information]
  • Nabipour, I., Sambrook, P., Blyth, F., Janu, M., Waite, L., Naganathan, V., Handelsman, D., Le Couteur, D., Cumming, R., Seibel, M. (2011). Serum Uric Acid Is Associated With Bone Health in Older Men: A Cross-Sectional Population-Based Study. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 26(5), 955-964. [More Information]
  • Nabipour, I., Cumming, R., Handelsman, D., Litchfield, M., Naganathan, V., Waite, L., Creasey, H., Janu, M., Le Couteur, D., Sambrook, P., Seibel, M. (2011). Socioeconomic status and bone health in community-dwelling older men: The CHAMP Study. Osteoporosis International, 22(5), 1343-1353. [More Information]
  • Stanaway, F., Kendig, H., Blyth, F., Cumming, R., Naganathan, V., Waite, L. (2011). Subjective Social Support in Older Male Italian-Born Immigrants in Australia. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 26(2), 205-220. [More Information]
  • Piantadosi, C., Visvanathan, R., Naganathan, V., Hunter, P., Cameron, I., Lange, K., Karnon, J., Chapman, I. (2011). The effect of testosterone and a nutritional supplement on hospital admissions in undernourished, older people. BMC Geriatrics, 11, Article number 66-(8pp). [More Information]
  • Bleicher, K., Cumming, R., Naganathan, V., Travison, T., Sambrook, P., Blyth, F., Handelsman, D., Le Couteur, D., Waite, L., Creasey, H., Seibel, M. (2011). The role of fat and lean mass in bone loss in older men: Findings from the CHAMP study. Bone, 49(6), 1299-1305. [More Information]

2010

  • Stanaway, F., Cumming, R., Naganathan, V., Blyth, F., Creasey, H., Waite, L., Handelsman, D., Seibel, M. (2010). Depressive symptoms in older male Italian immigrants in Australia: the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(3), 158-162. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, S., Kirkpatrick, C., Le Couteur, D., Naganathan, V., Sambrook, P., Seibel, M., Blyth, F., Waite, L., Handelsman, D., Cumming, R., Hilmer, S. (2010). Estimation of lean body weight in older community-dwelling men. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 69(2), 118-127. [More Information]
  • Rochat, S., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Creasey, H., Handelsman, D., Le Couteur, D., Naganathan, V., Sambrook, P., Seibel, M., Waite, L. (2010). Frailty and use of health and community services by community-dwelling older men: the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Age and Ageing, 39(2), 228-233. [More Information]
  • Bleicher, K., Cumming, R., Naganathan, V., Seibel, M., Sambrook, P., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Creasey, H., Waite, L. (2010). Lifestyle factors, medications, and disease influence bone mineral density in older men: findings from the CHAMP study. Osteoporosis International, Online, 1-17. [More Information]
  • Hairi, N., Cumming, R., Naganathan, V., Handelsman, D., Le Couteur, D., Creasey, H., Waite, L., Seibel, M., Sambrook, P. (2010). Loss of Muscle Strength, Mass (Sarcopenia), and Quality (Specific Force) and Its Relationship with Functional Limitation and Physical Disability: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(11), 2055-2062. [More Information]
  • Boyle, N., Naganathan, V., Cumming, R. (2010). Medication and falls: risk and optimization. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 26(4), 583-605. [More Information]
  • Hyde, S., Craig, P., Sefton, A., Ryan, G., Arnold, S., Naganathan, V. (2010). Perceptions of preparation for further training: how our medical schools prepare graduates and the perceived factors influencing access to training. Medical Journal of Australia, 193(5), 277-280. [More Information]
  • Hairi, N., Bulgiba, A., Cumming, R., Naganathan, V., Mudla, I. (2010). Prevalence and correlates of physical disability and functional limitation among community dwelling older people in rural Malaysia, a middle income country. BMC Public Health, 10(492), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Bleicher, K., Naganathan, V., Cumming, R., Seibel, M., Sambrook, P., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Creasey, H. (2010). Prevalence and treatment of osteoporosis in older Australian men: findings from the CHAMP study. Medical Journal of Australia, 193(7), 387-391. [More Information]
  • Nabipour, I., Cumming, R., Handelsman, D., Litchfield, M., Naganathan, V., Waite, L., Creasey, H., Janu, M., Le Couteur, D., Sambrook, P., Seibel, M. (2010). Socioeconomic status and bone health in community-dwelling older men: the CHAMP Study. Osteoporosis International, 22(5), 1343-1353. [More Information]
  • Le Couteur, D., Blyth, F., Creasey, H., Handelsman, D., Naganathan, V., Sambrook, P., Seibel, M., Waite, L., Cumming, R. (2010). The Association of Alanine Transaminase With Aging, Frailty, and Mortality. Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 65(7), 712-717. [More Information]
  • Le Couteur, D., Kendig, H., Naganathan, V., McLachlan, A. (2010). The Ethics of Prescribing Medications to Older People. In Susan Koch, F. Michael Gloth, and Rhonda Nay (Eds.), Medication Management in Older Adults: A Concise Guide for Clinicians, (pp. 29-42). New York: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • Girgis, C., Naganathan, V., Lau, J., Swaraj, S. (2010). Unsafe glycaemic targets in older diabetic patients. Internal Medicine Journal, 40(7), 541-542. [More Information]
  • Kwong, P., Cumming, R., Chan, L., Seibel, M., Naganathan, V., Creasey, H., Le Couteur, D., Waite, L., Sambrook, P., Handelsman, D. (2010). Urinary incontinence and quality of life among older community-dwelling Australian men: the CHAMP study. Age and Ageing, 39(3), 349-354. [More Information]

2009

  • Gnjidic, D., Cumming, R., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Naganathan, V., Abernethy, D., Hilmer, S. (2009). Drug Burden Index and physical function in older Australian men. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 68(1), 97-105. [More Information]

2008

  • Sefton, A., Naganathan, V., Hyde, S., Arnold, S., Ryan, G., Craig, P. (2008). Access to further training: what are the important factors in meeting career goals? 13th Ottawa International Conference on Clinical Competence, Melbourne, Australia: University of Melbourne.
  • Su, E., Naganathan, V., Fallah, H., Bajorek, B., McLachlan, A. (2008). Anticoagulation control in hospitalised patients on warfarin. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 38(4), 292-295.
  • Cumming, R., Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Simpson, J., Vogler, C., Cameron, I., Naganathan, V. (2008). Cluster randomised trial of a targeted multifactorial intervention to prevent falls among older people in hospital. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 336(7647), 758-760. [More Information]
  • Cumming, R., Handelsman, D., Seibel, M., Creasey, H., Sambrook, P., Waite, L., Naganathan, V., Le Couteur, D., Litchfield, M. (2008). Cohort profile: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP). International Journal of Epidemiology, doi:10.1093/ije/dyn071, 1-5. [More Information]
  • Iyer, S., Naganathan, V., McLachlan, A., Le Couteur, D. (2008). Medication Withdrawal Trials in People Aged 65 Years and Older: A Systematic Review. Drugs and Aging, 25(12), 1021-1031. [More Information]
  • Blyth, F., Rochat, S., Cumming, R., Creasey, H., Handelsman, D., Le Couteur, D., Naganathan, V., Sambrook, P., Seibel, M., Waite, L. (2008). Pain, frailty and comorbidity on older men: The CHAMP study. Pain, 140(1), 224-230. [More Information]
  • Srinonprasert, V., Naganathan, V. (2008). Regression of lung mass associated with progression of neurological deficits. Internal Medicine Journal, 38(3), 220-1. [More Information]

2007

  • Makovey, J., Naganathan, V., Seibel, M., Sambrook, P. (2007). Gender differences in plasma ghrelin and its relations to body composition and bone - an opposite-sex twin study. Clinical Endocrinology, 66(4), 530-537. [More Information]
  • Makovey, J., Nguyen, T., Naganathan, V., Wark, J., Sambrook, P. (2007). Genetic effects on bone loss in peri- and postmenopausal women: a longitudinal twin study. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 22(11), 1773-1780. [More Information]
  • Naganathan, V., MacGregor, A., Sambrook, P. (2007). The role of gene-environment interaction in determining bone mineral density in a twin population. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 10(1), 191-197. [More Information]

2006

  • Le Couteur, D., Bailey, L., Naganathan, V. (2006). Beta-blockers and heart failure in older people. European heart journal, 27(7), 887-8; author reply 888-9. [More Information]
  • Le Couteur, D., Naganathan, V., Cogger, V., Cumming, R., McLean, A. (2006). Pharmacotherapy in the elderly: clinical issues and perspectives. In Kohli K, Gupta M, Tejwani S. (Eds.), In Contemporary Perspectives on Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics, (pp. 709-722). New Dehli: Elsevier.

2005

  • Graffen, M., Saligari, M., Le Couteur, D., Naganathan, V., McLean, A. (2005). Development of a mentorship programme for rural general practitioners by visiting specialist physicians. Rural and Remote Health, 5(2), 374-374. [More Information]
  • Makovey, J., Naganathan, V., Sambrook, P. (2005). Gender differences in relationships between body composition components, their distribution and bone mineral density: a cross sectional opposite sex twin study. Osteoporosis International, 16(12), 1495-1505. [More Information]
  • Sambrook, P., Makovey, J., Naganathan, V., Seibel, M. (2005). Gender differences in serum leptin and ghrelin: Relationship to body composition and bone mineral measures - A cross-sectional opposite sex twin study. 2nd Joint Meeting of the European Calcified Tissue Society and the International Bone and Mineral Society, New York: Elsevier Science.

2004

  • Cumming, R., Glasgow, N., Le Couteur, D., Naganathan, V., Hilmer, S. (2004). Prescribing In Older People. Australian Family Physician, 33(10), 777-781.
  • Seibel, M., Naganathan, V., Barton, I., Grauer, A. (2004). Relationship Between Pretreatment Bone Resorption And Vertebral Fracture Incidence In Postmenopausal Osteoporotic Women Treated With Risedronate. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 19(2), 323-329.

2003

  • Naganathan, V., Sambrook, P. (2003). Gender differences in volumetric bone density: a study of opposite-sex twins. Osteoporosis International, 14(7), 564-569. [More Information]
  • Sambrook, P., Kotowicz, M., Nash, P., Styles, C., Naganathan, V., Henderson-Briffa, K., Eisman, J., Nicholson, G. (2003). Prevention and Treatment of Glucocorticoid-induced Osteoporosis: A comparison of Cacitriol, Vitamin D Plus Calcium, and Alendronate Plus Calcium. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 18(5), 919-924.
  • Hilmer, S., Naganathan, V., Le Couteur, D. (2003). Why do physicians choose to train in geriatric medicine? Australasian Journal on Ageing, 11(3), 160-162.

2002

  • Naganathan, V., MacGregor, A., Snieder, H., Nguyen, T., Spector, T., Sambrook, P. (2002). Gender differences in the genetic factors responsible for variation in bone density and ultrasound. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, , 725-733.
  • Naganathan, V., Zochling, J., March, L., Sambrook, P. (2002). Peak bone mass is increased in the hip of daughters of women with osteoarthritis. Bone, 30(1), 287-292.

2001

  • Sambrook, P., Hunter, D., Naganathan, V., Mason, R., Robinson, B., Raj, A. (2001). Osteoporosis with low dose corticosteroids: contribution of underlying disease effects and discriminatory ability of ultrasound versus bone densitometry. Journal of Rheumatology, 28, 1063-1067.

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