A Sommer

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint A global clinical view on vitamin A and carotenoids
    Alfred Sommer
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 96:1204S-6S. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Systemic antibiotics for communitywide trachoma control
    Alfred Sommer
    Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 123:687-8. 2005
  3. doi request reprint George W. Comstock--reflections on a master mentor
    Alfred Sommer
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:668. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Assessment and control of vitamin A deficiency: the Annecy Accords
    Alfred Sommer
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Nutr 132:2845S-2850S. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Vitamin a deficiency and clinical disease: an historical overview
    Alfred Sommer
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Nutr 138:1835-9. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Vitamin A deficiency and the global response
    Alfred Sommer
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Forum Nutr 56:33-5. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Health, medicine, and ophthalmology: facing the facts and paying the piper LVI Edward Jackson Memorial Lecture
    A Sommer
    School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205 2179, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 128:673-9. 1999
  8. ncbi request reprint Moving from science to public health programs: lessons from vitamin A
    A Sommer
    The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 68:513S-516S. 1998
  9. pmc Double blind, cluster randomised trial of low dose supplementation with vitamin A or beta carotene on mortality related to pregnancy in Nepal. The NNIPS-2 Study Group
    K P West
    Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Division of Human Nutrition, Room 2041, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMJ 318:570-5. 1999
  10. ncbi request reprint Maternal low-dose vitamin A or beta-carotene supplementation has no effect on fetal loss and early infant mortality: a randomized cluster trial in Nepal
    J Katz
    Department of International Health, The Center for Human Nutrition, the Sight and Life Institute, and the Dean s Office, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205 2103, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 71:1570-6. 2000

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. doi request reprint A global clinical view on vitamin A and carotenoids
    Alfred Sommer
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 96:1204S-6S. 2012
    ..Much more evidence is needed before commonly encountered claims of the value of ingesting high doses of non-provitamin A carotenoids are validated...
  2. ncbi request reprint Systemic antibiotics for communitywide trachoma control
    Alfred Sommer
    Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 123:687-8. 2005
  3. doi request reprint George W. Comstock--reflections on a master mentor
    Alfred Sommer
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:668. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Assessment and control of vitamin A deficiency: the Annecy Accords
    Alfred Sommer
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Nutr 132:2845S-2850S. 2002
    ..To improve the status of young infants, the vitamin A supplements provided to mothers during their first 6 wk postpartum and to young infants during their first 6 mo of life should be doubled...
  5. ncbi request reprint Vitamin a deficiency and clinical disease: an historical overview
    Alfred Sommer
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Nutr 138:1835-9. 2008
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Vitamin A deficiency and the global response
    Alfred Sommer
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Forum Nutr 56:33-5. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Health, medicine, and ophthalmology: facing the facts and paying the piper LVI Edward Jackson Memorial Lecture
    A Sommer
    School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205 2179, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 128:673-9. 1999
    ..To describe the sources of tension within the health care system and methods for pursuing their solution...
  8. ncbi request reprint Moving from science to public health programs: lessons from vitamin A
    A Sommer
    The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 68:513S-516S. 1998
    ....
  9. pmc Double blind, cluster randomised trial of low dose supplementation with vitamin A or beta carotene on mortality related to pregnancy in Nepal. The NNIPS-2 Study Group
    K P West
    Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Division of Human Nutrition, Room 2041, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMJ 318:570-5. 1999
    ..To assess the impact on mortality related to pregnancy of supplementing women of reproductive age each week with a recommended dietary allowance of vitamin A, either preformed or as beta carotene...
  10. ncbi request reprint Maternal low-dose vitamin A or beta-carotene supplementation has no effect on fetal loss and early infant mortality: a randomized cluster trial in Nepal
    J Katz
    Department of International Health, The Center for Human Nutrition, the Sight and Life Institute, and the Dean s Office, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205 2103, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 71:1570-6. 2000
    ..The effect of vitamin A supplementation on the survival of infants aged <6 mo is unclear. Because most infant deaths occur in the first few month of life, maternal supplementation may improve infant survival...
  11. doi request reprint Supplementation with vitamin A early in life and subsequent risk of asthma
    W Checkley
    Critical Care Dept of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21212, USA
    Eur Respir J 38:1310-9. 2011
    ..12 for all comparisons). Vitamin A supplementation early in life was not associated with a decreased risk of asthma in an area with chronic vitamin A deficiency...
  12. pmc Vitamin A deficiency and attributable mortality among under-5-year-olds
    J H Humphrey
    Department of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205 2179
    Bull World Health Organ 70:225-32. 1992
    ..Improved vitamin A nutriture alone could prevent 1.3-2.5 million of the nearly 8 million late infancy and preschool-age child deaths that occur each year in the highest-risk developing countries...
  13. pmc Tolerance of young infants to a single, large dose of vitamin A: a randomized community trial in Nepal
    K P West
    School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    Bull World Health Organ 70:733-9. 1992
    ..The controlled, periodic distribution of a single 15,000 RE dose of vitamin A therefore confers no apparent acute risk to young infants; a 30,000 RE dose is associated with a minimum risk of transient, acute side-effects...
  14. pmc Effects of alternative maternal micronutrient supplements on low birth weight in rural Nepal: double blind randomised community trial
    Parul Christian
    Division of Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMJ 326:571. 2003
    ..To assess the impact on birth size and risk of low birth weight of alternative combinations of micronutrients given to pregnant women...
  15. doi request reprint Newborn vitamin A supplementation reduced infant mortality in rural Bangladesh
    Rolf D W Klemm
    DRPH, Johns Hopkins University, Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205
    Pediatrics 122:e242-50. 2008
    ..We assessed the effect of supplementing newborns with 50000 IU of vitamin A on all-cause infant mortality through 24 weeks of age...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effects of maternal micronutrient supplementation on fetal loss and infant mortality: a cluster-randomized trial in Nepal
    Parul Christian
    Department of International Health, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room 2041, Baltimore, MD 21205 2179, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 78:1194-202. 2003
    ..We previously reported that maternal micronutrient supplementation in rural Nepal decreased low birth weight by approximately 15%...
  17. ncbi request reprint Hyporetinolemia and acute phase proteins in children with and without xerophthalmia
    R D Semba
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 72:146-53. 2000
    ..The relations among hyporetinolemia, acute phase proteins, and vitamin A status in children are unclear...
  18. ncbi request reprint Xerophthalmia and vitamin A status
    A Sommer
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205 2179, USA
    Prog Retin Eye Res 17:9-31. 1998
    ..These issues are detailed elsewhere (Sommer and West, 1996)...
  19. doi request reprint Maternal vitamin A supplementation and lung function in offspring
    William Checkley
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    N Engl J Med 362:1784-94. 2010
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Reducing maternal mortality where rates are greatest
    Parul Christian
    Lancet 368:2122-3. 2006
  21. ncbi request reprint Profile: Alfred Sommer: a life in the field and in the data
    Michael McCarthy
    Lancet 365:649. 2005
  22. ncbi request reprint Global access to eye care
    Alfred Sommer
    Arch Ophthalmol 125:399-400. 2007
  23. ncbi request reprint The Lancet-Saturday 13 May 1972. 1972
    Alfred Sommer
    Epidemiol Rev 27:13-20. 2005
  24. pmc Vitamin A programme in Assam probably caused hysteria
    Keith P West
    BMJ 324:791. 2002