GANESA REBECCA WEGIENKA

Summary

Affiliation: Henry Ford Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Racial differences in allergic sensitization: recent findings and future directions
    Ganesa Wegienka
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Henry Ford Hospital, 1 Ford Place, 3E, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 13:255-61. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Allergic sensitization frequency and wheezing differences in early life between black and white children
    Ganesa Wegienka
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
    Allergy Asthma Proc 33:493-9. 2012
  3. pmc Sensitization and allergic histories differ between black and white pregnant women
    Ganesa Wegienka
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 130:657-662.e2. 2012
  4. pmc Racial disparities in allergic outcomes in African Americans emerge as early as age 2 years
    G Wegienka
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
    Clin Exp Allergy 42:909-17. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Are uterine leiomyoma a consequence of a chronically inflammatory immune system?
    Ganesa Wegienka
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Henry Ford Hospital, 1 Ford Place, 3E, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Med Hypotheses 79:226-31. 2012
  6. pmc Studying forced expiratory volume at 1 second over menstrual segments in asthmatic and non-asthmatic women: assessing protocol feasibility
    Ganesa Wegienka
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
    BMC Res Notes 5:261. 2012
  7. pmc Lifetime dog and cat exposure and dog- and cat-specific sensitization at age 18 years
    G Wegienka
    Department of Biostatistics and Research Epidemiology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
    Clin Exp Allergy 41:979-86. 2011
  8. pmc Regulatory T cells vary over bleeding segments in asthmatic and non-asthmatic women
    Ganesa Wegienka
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
    J Reprod Immunol 89:192-8. 2011
  9. pmc Within-woman change in regulatory T cells from pregnancy to the postpartum period
    Ganesa Wegienka
    Department of Biostatistics and Research Epidemiology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    J Reprod Immunol 88:58-65. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Potential bias due to excluding oral contraceptive users when estimating menstrual cycle characteristics
    Ganesa Wegienka
    Department of Biostatistics and Research Epidemiology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:947-50. 2003

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Publications26

  1. doi request reprint Racial differences in allergic sensitization: recent findings and future directions
    Ganesa Wegienka
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Henry Ford Hospital, 1 Ford Place, 3E, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 13:255-61. 2013
    ..Understanding the causes of the disparities could lead to interventions that would improve the health of all individuals...
  2. doi request reprint Allergic sensitization frequency and wheezing differences in early life between black and white children
    Ganesa Wegienka
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
    Allergy Asthma Proc 33:493-9. 2012
    ..67, 95% CI, 1.19, 6.01) were more likely to have wheezed four or more times in the last 12 months. Racial differences in sensitization at this young age may contribute to the racial difference in asthma prevalence at later ages...
  3. pmc Sensitization and allergic histories differ between black and white pregnant women
    Ganesa Wegienka
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 130:657-662.e2. 2012
    ..Racial differences in allergic diseases have been reported, with black subjects suffering disproportionately compared with white subjects, although such studies have been more commonly done in pediatric populations...
  4. pmc Racial disparities in allergic outcomes in African Americans emerge as early as age 2 years
    G Wegienka
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
    Clin Exp Allergy 42:909-17. 2012
    ..Racial disparities in allergic disease outcomes have been reported with African Americans suffering disproportionately compared to White individuals...
  5. doi request reprint Are uterine leiomyoma a consequence of a chronically inflammatory immune system?
    Ganesa Wegienka
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Henry Ford Hospital, 1 Ford Place, 3E, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Med Hypotheses 79:226-31. 2012
    ..g., focus on anti-inflammatory pathways), which would substantially reduce the morbidity costs of these tumors and reduce a known health disparity...
  6. pmc Studying forced expiratory volume at 1 second over menstrual segments in asthmatic and non-asthmatic women: assessing protocol feasibility
    Ganesa Wegienka
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
    BMC Res Notes 5:261. 2012
    ..e.; premenstrual, pregnancy, etc.). This pilot study sought to demonstrate the feasibility of data collection methods to investigate the effects of sex hormones on lung function in women...
  7. pmc Lifetime dog and cat exposure and dog- and cat-specific sensitization at age 18 years
    G Wegienka
    Department of Biostatistics and Research Epidemiology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
    Clin Exp Allergy 41:979-86. 2011
    ..Prior research about whether keeping a dog or cat at home causes allergies to that pet has been limited to outcomes in early childhood...
  8. pmc Regulatory T cells vary over bleeding segments in asthmatic and non-asthmatic women
    Ganesa Wegienka
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
    J Reprod Immunol 89:192-8. 2011
    ..A 5% increase in E1C was associated with a 2.3% increase in Treg cell percentage. A larger study of contiguous cycles to better determine within-woman cyclicity of the observed patterns is needed...
  9. pmc Within-woman change in regulatory T cells from pregnancy to the postpartum period
    Ganesa Wegienka
    Department of Biostatistics and Research Epidemiology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    J Reprod Immunol 88:58-65. 2011
    ..Future work to better identify the role of Treg cells in successful pregnancy would ideally include a set of well characterized women sampled serially starting prior to pregnancy and throughout the postpartum period...
  10. ncbi request reprint Potential bias due to excluding oral contraceptive users when estimating menstrual cycle characteristics
    Ganesa Wegienka
    Department of Biostatistics and Research Epidemiology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:947-50. 2003
    ..However, our data indicate that, with only a few additional questions, information on usual menstrual cycle characteristics can be collected and used to evaluate bias in any given study...
  11. ncbi request reprint A comparison of recalled date of last menstrual period with prospectively recorded dates
    Ganesa Wegienka
    Department of Biostatistics and Research Epidemiology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 14:248-52. 2005
    ..Women are often asked to recall the first day of their last menstrual period (LMP date) in a clinic setting (i.e., pregnancy dating, x-rays). There are no data supporting the validity of these reports...
  12. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding history and childhood allergic status in a prospective birth cohort
    Ganesa Wegienka
    Department of Biostatistics and Research Epidemiology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 97:78-83. 2006
    ..Breastfeeding provides the best possible nutrition for newborns, but its role in the development of allergies is complex...
  13. ncbi request reprint Birth order and cord immunoglobulin E: results using a high-sensitivity immunoglobulin E protocol
    Ganesa Wegienka
    Department of Biostatistics and Research Epidemiology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich 48202, USA
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 145:305-12. 2008
    ..We further examined the relationship between birth order and cord blood IgE in a racially diverse birth cohort...
  14. pmc Association of early life wheeze and lung function
    Ganesa Wegienka
    Department of Biostatistics and Research Epidemiology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 102:29-34. 2009
    ..The incidence of wheeze is unknown and the role of early life wheeze in subsequent health is not clearly understood...
  15. pmc Indoor pet exposure and the outcomes of total IgE and sensitization at age 18 years
    Ganesa Wegienka
    Department of Biostatistics and Research Epidemiology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 126:274-9, 279.e1-5. 2010
    ..Early-life exposure to household pets has been shown to be protective against allergic sensitization in childhood...
  16. pmc Regulatory T cells in prenatal blood samples: variability with pet exposure and sensitization
    Ganesa Wegienka
    Department of Biostatistics and Research Epidemiology, Henry Ford Hospital, 1 Ford Place, 3E, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    J Reprod Immunol 81:74-81. 2009
    ..Gestational age at blood draw did not affect the associations. We conclude that Treg cell levels during pregnancy vary in association with both dog and cat exposure and atopic status...
  17. pmc Gene-environment interactions between CD14 C-260T and endotoxin exposure on Foxp3+ and Foxp3- CD4+ lymphocyte numbers and total serum IgE levels in early childhood
    L Keoki Williams
    Department of Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 100:128-36. 2008
    ..Previously, we described gene-environment interactions between the endotoxin receptor polymorphism C-260T of the CD14 gene and endotoxin exposure on total serum IgE level; however, the mechanism of this interaction is not known...
  18. doi request reprint Influence of cat characteristics on Fel d 1 levels in the home
    Charlotte Nicholas
    Department of Biostatistics and Research Epidemiology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 101:47-50. 2008
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  19. pmc Specific allergic sensitization in parents and their 18-year-old offspring in the Suburban Detroit Childhood Allergy Study
    Rana Tawil Misiak
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Allergy, Henry Ford Hospital, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 123:1401-6.e2. 2009
    ..Allergic sensitization is increased among offspring of sensitized parents...
  20. pmc Dog characteristics and allergen levels in the home
    Charlotte Nicholas
    Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 105:228-33. 2010
    ..Comprehensive analyses on the effect of household dogs on dog allergen levels in the home are lacking...
  21. pmc How accurately do young adults recall childhood pets? A validation study
    Charlotte Nicholas
    Department of Biostatistics and Research Epidemiology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 170:388-92. 2009
    ..Findings suggest good reliability of young adult pet reporting for ages 0-6 years but that childhood pet exposure may need to be assessed separately depending on the participant's sex and the outcome of interest...
  22. doi request reprint Analysis of the impact of body mass index on the surgical outcomes after robot-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy
    Amy George
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 16:730-3. 2009
    ..To estimate the impact of body mass index (BMI) on surgical outcomes in patients undergoing robotic myomectomy...
  23. doi request reprint Are specific allergen sensitivities inherited?
    Rana Tawil Misiak
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Henry Ford Health System, One Ford Place 4B, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 10:336-9. 2010
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  24. doi request reprint Prevalence of low vitamin D levels in an urban midwestern obstetric practice
    Catherine Collins-Fulea
    Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    J Midwifery Womens Health 57:439-44. 2012
    ..This study describes the prevalence of low vitamin D levels in pregnancy in a diverse urban population...
  25. doi request reprint Respiratory medication prescriptions before and after bariatric surgery
    Naveen Sikka
    Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 104:326-30. 2010
    ..Increased body mass index is associated with asthma and frequent respiratory complaints. Bariatric surgery often results in rapid weight loss associated with an improved respiratory status...
  26. ncbi request reprint Menopausal hormone therapy in a health maintenance organization before and after women's health initiative hormone trials termination
    Ganesa Wegienka
    Department of Biostatistics and Research Epidemiology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 15:369-78. 2006
    ..The present study examines the impact of both sets of results on menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) prescription patterns, as well as the characteristics of women who did and did not change their MHT behavior after publication of results...

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