Alan N Peiris

Summary

Affiliation: East Tennessee State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Relationship of vitamin D monitoring and status to bladder cancer survival in veterans
    Alan N Peiris
    Department of Internal Medicine, Mountain Home VA Medical Center, Medicine Service 111, Mountain Home, TN 37684, USA
    South Med J 106:126-30. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Secondary hyperparathyroidism: benign bystander or culpable contributor to adverse health outcomes?
    Alan N Peiris
    Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, USA
    South Med J 105:36-42. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Can a model predictive of vitamin D status be developed from common laboratory tests and demographic parameters?
    Alan N Peiris
    Department of Internal Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614, USA
    South Med J 104:636-9. 2011
  4. doi request reprint The relationship of vitamin D status to cardiovascular risk factors and amputation risk in veterans with peripheral arterial disease
    Vamsi C Gaddipati
    Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 12:58-61. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Testing for vitamin D deficiency in veterans-is there a seasonal bias?
    Alan N Peiris
    Mountain Home VAMC, Mountain Home, TN 37684, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 11:128-31. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Race and vitamin D status and monitoring in male veterans
    Alan N Peiris
    Department of Internal Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 103:492-7. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Differences in outcomes between cholecalciferol and ergocalciferol supplementation in veterans with inflammatory bowel disease
    Dima Youssef
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, USA
    Geriatr Gerontol Int 12:475-80. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint The impact of living in rural and urban areas: vitamin D and medical costs in veterans
    Beth A Bailey
    Department of Family Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee 37684, USA
    J Rural Health 28:356-63. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Are 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels adequately monitored following evidence of vitamin D insufficiency in veterans?
    Alan N Peiris
    Medical Service 111, VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN 37684, USA
    Mil Med 175:453-6. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D status in veterans with inflammatory bowel disease: relationship to health care costs and services
    Antwan Atia
    Department of Internal Medicine, East Tennessee State University, PO Box 70622, Johnson City, TN 37614, USA
    Mil Med 176:711-4. 2011

Collaborators

  • Beth A Bailey
  • William B Grant
  • Reena Kuriacose
  • Lei Chen
  • Aimee G Russell
  • Pablo R Lopez
  • Dima Youssef
  • Todd Manning
  • Dima A Youssef
  • Vamsi C Gaddipati
  • Antwan Atia
  • Rebecca J Copeland
  • Tatyana Der
  • Prith Peiris
  • Linda H Garrett
  • Jason D McKinney
  • Nerissa L Licup
  • Tariq Islam
  • Warit Jithpratuck
  • Semaan Kosseifi
  • Adel El Abbassi
  • Jim L Kelley
  • Adel El-Abbassi
  • Linda L Garrett
  • Adel M El Abbassi
  • Della C Cutchins
  • Ravindra Murthy
  • Ahmed A Zaza
  • Shalini Chhabra
  • Maria El Zoghby
  • Rebecca Copeland
  • Thomas M Roy
  • Ryland P Byrd
  • Robert Price
  • Garren Woodby
  • Richard M Jordan

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. doi request reprint Relationship of vitamin D monitoring and status to bladder cancer survival in veterans
    Alan N Peiris
    Department of Internal Medicine, Mountain Home VA Medical Center, Medicine Service 111, Mountain Home, TN 37684, USA
    South Med J 106:126-30. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that variations in vitamin D status and monitoring predict adverse outcomes in bladder cancer among veterans...
  2. doi request reprint Secondary hyperparathyroidism: benign bystander or culpable contributor to adverse health outcomes?
    Alan N Peiris
    Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, USA
    South Med J 105:36-42. 2012
    ..Despite these caveats, PTH values provide useful clinical diagnostic and prognostic information in monitoring many chronic ailments such as heart and renal failure and multiple sclerosis...
  3. doi request reprint Can a model predictive of vitamin D status be developed from common laboratory tests and demographic parameters?
    Alan N Peiris
    Department of Internal Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614, USA
    South Med J 104:636-9. 2011
    ..The purpose of this investigation was to determine if a prediction model of vitamin D could be developed using extensive demographic data and laboratory parameters...
  4. doi request reprint The relationship of vitamin D status to cardiovascular risk factors and amputation risk in veterans with peripheral arterial disease
    Vamsi C Gaddipati
    Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 12:58-61. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that vitamin D status was associated with cardiovascular risk factors and that vitamin D deficiency (25(OH)D <20 ng/mL) enhanced the risk of amputation...
  5. doi request reprint Testing for vitamin D deficiency in veterans-is there a seasonal bias?
    Alan N Peiris
    Mountain Home VAMC, Mountain Home, TN 37684, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 11:128-31. 2010
    ..The present study was undertaken to determine if a seasonal bias was present for vitamin D testing among Northeast Tennessee veterans, in whom vitamin D deficiency is common...
  6. ncbi request reprint Race and vitamin D status and monitoring in male veterans
    Alan N Peiris
    Department of Internal Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 103:492-7. 2011
    ..Vitamin D status appears not to be the sole contributor to increased health care costs in African American veterans...
  7. doi request reprint Differences in outcomes between cholecalciferol and ergocalciferol supplementation in veterans with inflammatory bowel disease
    Dima Youssef
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, USA
    Geriatr Gerontol Int 12:475-80. 2012
    ..We aimed to examine the outcome differences in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, comparing treatment with ergocalciferol to cholecalciferol...
  8. ncbi request reprint The impact of living in rural and urban areas: vitamin D and medical costs in veterans
    Beth A Bailey
    Department of Family Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee 37684, USA
    J Rural Health 28:356-63. 2012
    ..Additionally explored was whether vitamin D differences accounted for part of the association between area of residence and medical costs/service utilization...
  9. ncbi request reprint Are 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels adequately monitored following evidence of vitamin D insufficiency in veterans?
    Alan N Peiris
    Medical Service 111, VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN 37684, USA
    Mil Med 175:453-6. 2010
    ..In the patients with follow-up 25(OH)D levels, 90% eventually achieved a serum level of 30 ng/mL or greater. Veterans with vitamin D insufficiency have inadequate serial monitoring of 25(OH)D concentrations...
  10. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D status in veterans with inflammatory bowel disease: relationship to health care costs and services
    Antwan Atia
    Department of Internal Medicine, East Tennessee State University, PO Box 70622, Johnson City, TN 37614, USA
    Mil Med 176:711-4. 2011
    ..Thus, it is likely that disease-specific characteristics rather than vitamin D status determine the costs of health care services in veterans with established inflammatory bowel disease...
  11. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D testing patterns among six Veterans Medical Centers in the Southeastern United States: links with medical costs
    Beth A Bailey
    Department of Family Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, 37614, USA
    Mil Med 177:70-6. 2012
    ..We recommend protocols that recognize site differences and facilitate testing and monitoring of vitamin D levels, especially in high-risk groups of veterans...
  12. doi request reprint Vitamin D and prostate cancer survival in veterans
    Tatyana Der
    Department of Internal Medicine, East Tennessee State University, P O Box 70622, Johnson City, TN 37614
    Mil Med 179:81-4. 2014
    ..We recommend that vitamin D deficiency be replaced in veterans with prostate cancer. ..
  13. doi request reprint Vitamin D: Lessons from the veterans population
    Tariq Islam
    Department of Internal Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 12:257-62. 2011
    ..Achieving a vitamin D-replete state may prolong longevity. Achieving adequate vitamin D status in US veterans is an important health measure that should be undertaken...
  14. doi request reprint Relationship between vitamin D status and ICU outcomes in veterans
    Jason D McKinney
    Mountain Home VAMC, Mountain Home, TN 37684, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 12:208-11. 2011
    ..Vitamin D has immunomodulating and antimicrobial properties through antimicrobial peptides such as cathelicidin...
  15. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency: an increasing concern in peripheral arterial disease
    Vamsi C Gaddipati
    East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37684, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 11:308-11. 2010
    ..This review tries to examine this entity...
  16. doi request reprint Kounis syndrome
    Pablo R Lopez
    Department of Internal Medicine, James H Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, and Mountain Home Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Johnson City, TN 37416 1709, USA
    South Med J 103:1148-55. 2010
    ..In this review, we discuss the pathobiology, clinical features, associated entities, and management of Kounis syndrome...
  17. doi request reprint The possible roles of vitamin D and curcumin in treating gonorrhea
    Dima A Youssef
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, East Tennessee State University, James H Quillen College of Medicine, TN, USA
    Med Hypotheses 81:131-5. 2013
    ..Therefore, vitamin D and curcumin taken together may be useful in combating both normal and drug-resistant gonorrhea. Moreover, the possible synergy between these two agents in improving outcomes is worthy of additional investigation...
  18. ncbi request reprint The relationship of vitamin D deficiency to health care costs in veterans
    Alan N Peiris
    Mountain Home VAMC, Medicine Service 111, Mountain Home, TN 37684, USA
    Mil Med 173:1214-8. 2008
    ..The serum level of vitamin D was also related to health care costs, although to a lesser extent. Vitamin D deficiency is closely linked to increased health care costs in veterans...
  19. ncbi request reprint Treating vitamin D insufficiency in primary hyperparathyroidism: a cautionary tale
    Warit Jithpratuck
    Department of Medicine, Mountain Home VA Medical Center, USA
    Tenn Med 104:47-9. 2011
    ..We recommend that serum and urine calcium be monitored if such treatment is implemented...
  20. ncbi request reprint The association between obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and microvascular complications in well-controlled diabetic patients
    Semaan Kosseifi
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Internal Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614, USA
    Mil Med 175:913-6. 2010
    ..Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) may promote hyperglycemia and insulin resistance...
  21. doi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency: implications for acute care in the elderly and in patients with chronic illness
    Dima A Youssef
    Mountain Home VAMC Medicine Service, Mountain Home Department of Internal Medicine, James H Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37684, USA
    Geriatr Gerontol Int 11:395-407. 2011
    ..In this review, we discuss the role of vitamin D deficiency and potential benefits in treating this deficiency focusing on the implications for managing acute illness in elderly patients and those with an underlying chronic illness...
  22. ncbi request reprint Benefits of twice-daily injection with insulin glargine: a case report and review of the literature
    Dima Youssef
    Department of Medicine, Mountain Home Veterans Administration Medical Center, Johnson City, TN 70622, USA
    Tenn Med 103:42-3. 2010
    ..Despite a slight increase in cost and inconvenience for the patient, the increases frequency of administration may result in a greater success in achieving glycemic targets...
  23. ncbi request reprint Glucose monitoring as an impediment to Improving glycemic control: a case report
    Aimee G Russell
    East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614 1708, USA
    Tenn Med 107:37-8. 2014
    ..Observing the patient's technique and accuracy when using their personal glucometer should also be considered...
  24. ncbi request reprint Fructosamine--an underutilized tool in diabetes management: case report and literature review
    Dima Youssef
    Department of Internal Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614, USA
    Tenn Med 101:31-3. 2008
    ..Fructosamine, an inexpensive assay, is currently underused in the clinical practice. A guideline for using Fructosamine levels is included and some of the pitfalls in relying solely on the HbAlc are discussed...
  25. ncbi request reprint Peri-adrenal hemangioma mimicking a pheochromocytoma on metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scan
    Nerissa L Licup
    Department of Medicine, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, USA
    Tenn Med 104:39-40, 42. 2011
    ..We postulate that the accumulation of MIBG because of the hemangioma was responsible for the false-positive MIBG scan...