Affiliation: University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Professor and Director
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Sleep Disorders in Traumatic Brain Injured Adults, P.I.: R.J. Castriotta; Moody Foundation, 2000-2011; $151,208.
Adenosine Signaling and Lung Fibrosis. Co-investigator; PI: M. Blackburn. NIH R01, 7/1/2011-6/30/2016, $250,000
- Immunologic testing of patients with genitourinary malignanciesP H Lange
Urol Clin North Am 6:587-97. 1979....
- Withdrawal of life sustaining treatment in children in the first year of lifeE B Eason
Private Practice, Houston, TX, USA
J Perinatol 28:641-5. 2008..We aimed to describe the characteristics of these patients and the role of the MARC in this process...
- Workshop on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in older adultsRichard J Castriotta
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
Chest 138:693-703. 2010..Efforts to answer the questions identified will require the integration of geriatrics, gerontology, and pulmonary research, but these efforts have great potential to improve care for patients with IPF...
- Reduced volume of the putamen in REM sleep behavior disorder patientsTimothy M Ellmore
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Texas Houston Medical School, MSB 7 044, 6431 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Parkinsonism Relat Disord 16:645-9. 2010..We hypothesized that REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) patients, at risk for developing PD, will demonstrate a pattern of neuronal degeneration reflected in reduced striatal volumes on T1-weighted MRI...
- A critical technico-ethical dilemma of current medicineR J Castriotta
School of Medicine, University of Connecticut, Farmington
HEC Forum 5:77-82. 1993
- The effect of polysomnography on sleep position: possible implications on the diagnosis of positional obstructive sleep apneaM L Metersky
Division of Pulmonary Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, USA
Respiration 63:283-7. 1996..6 min during the baseline PSG and 125 +/- 84.6 min during the non-PSG nights (p < 0.05). Therefore, PSG may overestimate the severity of OSA in some patients with positional OSA...
- Heliox therapy in acute severe asthmaJ E Kass
Department of Medicine, Cooper Hospital University Medical Center, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine at Camden
Chest 107:757-60. 1995..To assess how patients with respiratory acidosis from acute severe asthma respond to helium-oxygen (heliox) mixtures...
- Obstructive sleep apnea due to a carotid body paragangliomaM L Metersky
Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington 06030 1228, USA
Sleep 18:53-4. 1995
- Effect of inhaled triamcinolone on bronchial hyperreactivity and airways obstruction in asthmaR L Zu Wallack
Pulmonary Division, University of Connecticut, Hartford
Ann Allergy 64:207-12. 1990..7 versus -1.7%, P less than .01), and delta FEF25-75% (31.9 versus 1.1%, P less than .01). These data suggest that triamcinolone improves bronchial hyperreactivity as well as airways obstruction.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)..
- Intensive care unit outcome in the very elderlyJ E Kass
Department of Medicine, Mt Sinai Hospital, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Hartford
Crit Care Med 20:1666-71. 1992..To determine if age, previous functional status, or acute severity of illness affect the acute and long-term mortality rates and functional status of the very elderly (> or = 85 yrs) after an ICU admission...
- Panda sign--avid and symmetrical radiogallium accumulation in the lacrimal and parotid glandsS B Sulavik
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington 06030
Semin Nucl Med 21:339-40. 1991
- Helium-oxygen mixtures in intubated patients with status asthmaticus and respiratory acidosisE H Gluck
Hartford Hospital, CT
Chest 98:693-8. 1990..Helium-oxygen mixtures should be considered for use in mechanically ventilated asthmatics with respiratory acidosis who fail conventional therapy...
- Adjustment of DLCO for varying COHb, and alveolar PO2 using a theoretical adjustment equationT M Frey
University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Respir Physiol 81:303-11. 1990....
- Recognition of distinctive patterns of gallium-67 distribution in sarcoidosisS B Sulavik
Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington 06032
J Nucl Med 31:1909-14. 1990....
- Role of sleep-wake cycle on blood pressure circadian rhythms and hypertensionMichael H Smolensky
School of Public Health, RAS W606, The University of Texas Houston Health Sciences Center, 1200 Herman Pressler, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Sleep Med 8:668-80. 2007..In any case, changes in the circadian BP rhythm are known to be strongly related to one's risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, thus representing strong prognostic indicators worthy of further investigation...
- Thermal infrared imaging: a novel method to monitor airflow during polysomnographyJayasimha N Murthy
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
Sleep 32:1521-7. 2009....
- Cognitive impairment in patients with traumatic brain injury and obstructive sleep apneaMark C Wilde
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:1284-8. 2007..To examine the impact of comorbid obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on the cognitive functioning of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients...
- Treatment of sleep disorders after traumatic brain injuryRichard J Castriotta
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 6431 Fannin St, MSB 1 274, Houston, TX 77030, USA
J Clin Sleep Med 5:137-44. 2009..Determine whether treatment of sleep disorders identified in brain injured adults would result in resolution of those sleep disorders and improvement of symptoms and daytime function...
- Hypoventilation after spinal cord injuryRichard J Castriotta
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, 72019, USA
Semin Respir Crit Care Med 30:330-8. 2009..Treatment options include diaphragmatic pacing, full positive pressure ventilation through tracheostomy, and noninvasive positive pressure ventilation. Some may require mechanical ventilation only during sleep...
- Prevalence and consequences of sleep disorders in traumatic brain injuryRichard J Castriotta
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX 77030, USA
J Clin Sleep Med 3:349-56. 2007..Determine prevalence and consequences of sleepiness and sleep disorders after traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
- Sleep disorders associated with traumatic brain injuryR J Castriotta
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Texas Houston Medical School, 77030, USA
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 82:1403-6. 2001..To investigate the frequency of sleep disorders in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients with hypersomnia and to discern the relationship between posttraumatic sleep disorders and pretraumatic sleep symptoms...
- Sleep disorders in patients with traumatic brain injury: a reviewRichard J Castriotta
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
CNS Drugs 25:175-85. 2011....
- Body position and obstructive sleep apnea in 8-12-month-old infantsKevin D Pereira
The Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, United States
Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 72:897-900. 2008..To determine the association between body position and obstructive events during sleep as determined by polysomnography (PSG) in infants of ages 8-12 months with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)...