Virginia Stallings

Summary

Affiliation: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Infant weight gain and childhood overweight status in a multicenter, cohort study
    Nicolas Stettler
    The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 4399, USA
    Pediatrics 109:194-9. 2002
  2. doi request reprint Diagnosing malabsorption with systemic lipid profiling: pharmacokinetics of pentadecanoic acid and triheptadecanoic acid following oral administration in healthy subjects and subjects with cystic fibrosis
    Virginia A Stallings
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther 51:263-73. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Energy expenditure of children and adolescents with severe disabilities: a cerebral palsy model
    V A Stallings
    Division of Gastroenterology, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 64:627-34. 1996
  4. ncbi request reprint Adolescent development and energy expenditure in females with cystic fibrosis
    Virginia A Stallings
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Clin Nutr 24:737-45. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Childhood cancer and vitamins: prevention and treatment
    Virginia A Stallings
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 50:442-4; discussion 451. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Evidence-based practice recommendations for nutrition-related management of children and adults with cystic fibrosis and pancreatic insufficiency: results of a systematic review
    Virginia A Stallings
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3535 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:832-9. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of formulas for calculating total energy requirements of preadolescent children with cystic fibrosis
    Jillian Trabulsi
    Divisions of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:144-51. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in otherwise healthy children and adolescents
    Francis L Weng
    Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:150-8. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Rethinking growth failure in Alagille syndrome: the role of dietary intake and steatorrhea
    Alisha J Rovner
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 35:495-502. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Bone area and bone mineral content deficits in children with sickle cell disease
    Anne M Buison
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 116:943-9. 2005

Research Grants

  1. NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF CF PULMONARY DISEASE
    Virginia Stallings; Fiscal Year: 2001
  2. NUTRITION IN SICKLE CELL DISEASE
    Virginia Stallings; Fiscal Year: 2002
  3. Safe and Effective Vitamin D Supplementation in HIV
    Virginia A Stallings; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications79

  1. ncbi request reprint Infant weight gain and childhood overweight status in a multicenter, cohort study
    Nicolas Stettler
    The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 4399, USA
    Pediatrics 109:194-9. 2002
    ..To determine whether a rapid rate of weight gain in early infancy is associated with overweight status in childhood...
  2. doi request reprint Diagnosing malabsorption with systemic lipid profiling: pharmacokinetics of pentadecanoic acid and triheptadecanoic acid following oral administration in healthy subjects and subjects with cystic fibrosis
    Virginia A Stallings
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther 51:263-73. 2013
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Energy expenditure of children and adolescents with severe disabilities: a cerebral palsy model
    V A Stallings
    Division of Gastroenterology, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 64:627-34. 1996
    ..The nonbasal energy expenditure, such as for physical activity and spasticity, of children with SQCP was low. The nutrition-related growth failure and abnormal pattern of REE are likely related to inadequate energy intake...
  4. ncbi request reprint Adolescent development and energy expenditure in females with cystic fibrosis
    Virginia A Stallings
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Clin Nutr 24:737-45. 2005
    ..Relationships between sexual maturity, nutrition, resting energy expenditure (REE), and pulmonary status in females with CF and pancreatic insufficiency (PI) were evaluated...
  5. ncbi request reprint Childhood cancer and vitamins: prevention and treatment
    Virginia A Stallings
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 50:442-4; discussion 451. 2008
    ..Vitamin D has potential anti-cancer activity and vitamin D status is suboptimal in many children in North America. Each of these issues is briefly presented from a perspective of prevention and treatment of childhood cancer...
  6. doi request reprint Evidence-based practice recommendations for nutrition-related management of children and adults with cystic fibrosis and pancreatic insufficiency: results of a systematic review
    Virginia A Stallings
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3535 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:832-9. 2008
    ..These Registry data-based recommendations are presented...
  7. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of formulas for calculating total energy requirements of preadolescent children with cystic fibrosis
    Jillian Trabulsi
    Divisions of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:144-51. 2007
    ..Care providers use one of several empirically derived formulas to calculate energy requirements, yet the validity of these formulas has seldom been tested...
  8. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in otherwise healthy children and adolescents
    Francis L Weng
    Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:150-8. 2007
    ..Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentrations serve as a biomarker for vitamin D stores. Prior studies have not examined the risk factors for low vitamin D concentrations in a multiethnic sample of US youth across a broad age range...
  9. ncbi request reprint Rethinking growth failure in Alagille syndrome: the role of dietary intake and steatorrhea
    Alisha J Rovner
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 35:495-502. 2002
    ..To characterize the energy and nutrient intake, and the degree of fat malabsorption in children with Alagille syndrome (AGS) and to examine their cross-sectional associations with growth and nutritional status...
  10. ncbi request reprint Bone area and bone mineral content deficits in children with sickle cell disease
    Anne M Buison
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 116:943-9. 2005
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Nutrient intake of children with intractable epilepsy compared with healthy children
    Stella L Volpe
    Division of Biobehavioral and Health Sciences, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6096, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:1014-8. 2007
    ..Health care professionals caring for children with intractable epilepsy should be aware of this pattern of decreased nutrient intake and educate families to provide an adequate diet and/or consider vitamin/mineral supplementation...
  12. ncbi request reprint Fecal elastase: pancreatic status verification and influence on nutritional status in children with cystic fibrosis
    Jacqueline R Cohen
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 40:438-44. 2005
    ..To evaluate fecal elastase 1 (FE) levels in young children with cystic fibrosis and pancreatic insufficiency and to explore the relationship between FE and growth, nutrition, pulmonary status and fat absorption over a 24-month period...
  13. ncbi request reprint Low vitamin D status in children with sickle cell disease
    Anne M Buison
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, 19104, USA
    J Pediatr 145:622-7. 2004
    ..To examine vitamin D status in children with sickle cell disease (SCD)-SS and its relation to season and dietary intake...
  14. ncbi request reprint Self-assessment of sexual maturity status in children with Crohn's disease
    Joan I Schall
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Pediatr 141:223-9. 2002
    ..To evaluate the validity of self-assessment of sexual maturity status (SMS) in children with Crohn's disease (CD), a pediatric chronic disease that often affects growth and development...
  15. ncbi request reprint Vitamin B6 status of children with sickle cell disease
    Melissa C Nelson
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 4399, USA
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 24:463-9. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess vitamin B(6) status of children with SCD-SS ages 3 to 20 years and determine its relationship to growth, dietary intake, and disease severity...
  16. ncbi request reprint Secondary sexual characteristics in children with cerebral palsy and moderate to severe motor impairment: a cross-sectional survey
    Gordon Worley
    Department of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Pediatrics 110:897-902. 2002
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Mild to moderate cystic fibrosis is not associated with increased fracture risk in children and adolescents
    Alisha J Rovner
    Division of Gastroenterology, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Pediatr 147:327-31. 2005
    ..To determine whether children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis (CF), pancreatic insufficiency (PI), and mild-to-moderate lung disease have an increased risk of fracture compared with concurrent healthy control subjects...
  18. ncbi request reprint Growth of children at high risk of obesity during the first 6 y of life: implications for prevention
    Robert I Berkowitz
    Departments of Psychiatry and the Division of GI and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:140-6. 2005
    ..The contribution of familial factors to adiposity in children is poorly understood...
  19. ncbi request reprint Weight gain in the first week of life and overweight in adulthood: a cohort study of European American subjects fed infant formula
    Nicolas Stettler
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 36th St and Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104 4399, USA
    Circulation 111:1897-903. 2005
    ..Rapid infancy weight gain is associated with childhood obesity, whereas low infancy weight is associated with coronary heart disease. Our aim was to identify during which periods in infancy weight gain is associated with adult obesity...
  20. ncbi request reprint Resting energy expenditure is not increased in prepubertal children with Alagille syndrome
    Alisha J Rovner
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Pediatr 148:680-2. 2006
    ..We evaluated 16 subjects with AGS and 37 healthy controls and did not find a significant difference in REE (101% +/- 12%, 105% +/- 13%, respectively)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D status in children, adolescents, and young adults with Crohn disease
    Timothy A Sentongo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Children s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 76:1077-81. 2002
    ..Crohn disease (CD) and vitamin D deficiency are associated with decreased bone mineralization...
  22. ncbi request reprint Parental feeding attitudes and styles and child body mass index: prospective analysis of a gene-environment interaction
    Myles S Faith
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatrics 114:e429-36. 2004
    ..Parental feeding styles were linked to child weight in cross-sectional studies, which were unable to test the direction of effect. Prospective studies can best establish causal relationships among such variables...
  23. pmc Leptin levels among prepubertal children with Down syndrome compared with their siblings
    Sheela N Magge
    Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Pediatr 152:321-6. 2008
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D insufficiency in children, adolescents, and young adults with cystic fibrosis despite routine oral supplementation
    Alisha J Rovner
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:1694-9. 2007
    ..Cystic fibrosis (CF) with pancreatic insufficiency is associated with poor absorption of fat and fat-soluble vitamins, including vitamin D. Pancreatic enzyme supplementation does not completely correct fat malabsorption in CF patients...
  25. doi request reprint Vitamin D status in children and young adults with perinatally acquired HIV infection
    Richard Rutstein
    Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of General Pediatrics, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Clin Nutr 30:624-8. 2011
    ..To assess vitamin D (Vit-D) [serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) concentrations] in children and young adults with perinatally acquired HIV compared to geographically similar healthy children...
  26. ncbi request reprint Elevated vitamin A intake and serum retinol in preadolescent children with cystic fibrosis
    Rose C Graham-Maar
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104 4399, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:174-82. 2006
    ..Long-standing vitamin A supplementation may increase the risk of vitamin A toxicity...
  27. ncbi request reprint Growth and health in children with moderate-to-severe cerebral palsy
    Richard D Stevenson
    Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Virginia, Kluge Children s Rehabilitation Center and Research Institute, 2270 Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903, USA
    Pediatrics 118:1010-8. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe observed growth patterns and their relationship to health and social participation in a representative sample of children with moderate-severe cerebral palsy...
  28. ncbi request reprint Energy balance and the accuracy of reported energy intake in preadolescent children with cystic fibrosis
    Jillian Trabulsi
    Division of Gastroenterology, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:523-30. 2006
    ..Suboptimal growth and nutritional status are common among children with cystic fibrosis (CF) and pancreatic insufficiency (PI). A better understanding of energy balance is required to improve prevention and treatment of malnutrition...
  29. ncbi request reprint Meal patterns, dietary fat intake and pancreatic enzyme use in preadolescent children with cystic fibrosis
    Joan I Schall
    Division of Gastroenterology, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 43:651-9. 2006
    ..To describe the usual pattern of intake and adherence to cystic fibrosis (CF) food and pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) recommendations in preadolescent children with CF and pancreatic insufficiency (PI)...
  30. doi request reprint Update on fat-soluble vitamins in cystic fibrosis
    Asim Maqbool
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 14:574-81. 2008
    ..We review and critique recent scientific advances in the understanding of fat-soluble vitamins and the care of people with cystic fibrosis...
  31. doi request reprint Growth failure in children with intractable epilepsy is not due to increased resting energy expenditure
    A G Christina Bergqvist
    Division of Neurology, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Dev Med Child Neurol 50:439-44. 2008
    ..016). In children with IE, energy intake was also a statistically significant predictor of REE. CP largely explained the suboptimal growth status and lower REE of children with IE compared with healthy children...
  32. pmc Deficits in bone mineral content in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis are related to height deficits
    Andrea Kelly
    Division of Endocrinology Diabetes, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Clin Densitom 11:581-9. 2008
    ..BMC deficits are related to altered body size, reduced LBM, and pulmonary function in children with CF. Interventions targeting improved growth, muscle mass, and pulmonary function may benefit bone health in CF...
  33. ncbi request reprint Adequacy of dietary intake declines with age in children with sickle cell disease
    Deborah A Kawchak
    Nutrition and Growth Laboratory, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:843-8. 2007
    ..Dietary intake was particularly poor in adolescents. Efforts are needed to ensure dietary adequacy in children with sickle cell disease, type SS and to understand the etiology of poor dietary intake...
  34. doi request reprint Serum linoleic acid status as a clinical indicator of essential fatty acid status in children with cystic fibrosis
    Asim Maqbool
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 47:635-44. 2008
    ..Children with cystic fibrosis (CF) and pancreatic insufficiency (PI) are at increased risk for essential fatty acid (EFA) deficiency...
  35. doi request reprint Progressive bone mineral content loss in children with intractable epilepsy treated with the ketogenic diet
    A G Christina Bergqvist
    Division of Neurology, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:1678-84. 2008
    ..The ketogenic diet (KD) is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate, and protein diet that effectively treats intractable epilepsy (IE)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D status in children with intractable epilepsy, and impact of the ketogenic diet
    A G Christina Bergqvist
    Division of Neurology, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Pannsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Epilepsia 48:66-71. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to describe vitamin D status in children with intractable epilepsy prescribed newer antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) before initiation of and during 15-month treatment with the ketogenic diet (KD)...
  37. ncbi request reprint Vitamin A intake and elevated serum retinol levels in children and young adults with cystic fibrosis
    Asim Maqbool
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Cyst Fibros 7:137-41. 2008
    ..Individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) and pancreatic insufficiency (PI) are at risk for fat-soluble vitamin deficiency, including vitamin A. Recent evidence suggests current practices of vitamin A intake results in elevated serum retinol...
  38. ncbi request reprint Effects of delayed pubertal development, nutritional status, and disease severity on longitudinal patterns of growth failure in children with sickle cell disease
    Babette S Zemel
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Pediatr Res 61:607-13. 2007
    ..Growth failure and maturational delay remain significant chronic problems in children with SCD-SS and are related to potentially modifiable factors such as nutritional status...
  39. ncbi request reprint Plasma zinc and growth status in preadolescent children with cystic fibrosis
    Asim Maqbool
    Divisions of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 43:95-101. 2006
    ..To investigate plasma zinc status in relation to dietary and supplemental zinc intake, growth and pulmonary status in preadolescent children with cystic fibrosis (CF) and pancreatic insufficiency (PI)...
  40. doi request reprint Sex-based prevalence of growth faltering in an urban pediatric population
    Adda Grimberg
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Pediatr 154:567-572.e2. 2009
    ..To determine the sex-based prevalence of growth faltering in a pediatric primary care setting...
  41. ncbi request reprint Effect of zinc supplementation on growth and body composition in children with sickle cell disease
    Babette S Zemel
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, 19104 4399, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 75:300-7. 2002
    ..Poor growth and delayed maturation in children with sickle cell disease (SCD) may be due, in part, to mild zinc deficiency...
  42. ncbi request reprint Selenium deficiency associated with cardiomyopathy: a complication of the ketogenic diet
    A G Christina Bergqvist
    Division of Neurology, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Epilepsia 44:618-20. 2003
    ..The KD is known to be deficient in most vitamins and minerals and may be deficient in trace minerals. We report biochemical selenium deficiency in nine patients on the KD, including one who developed cardiomyopathy...
  43. ncbi request reprint Rapid weight gain during infancy and obesity in young adulthood in a cohort of African Americans
    Nicolas Stettler
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 19104, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 77:1374-8. 2003
    ..Obesity is increasing in the United States. Evidence-based prevention is a public health priority and should target well-defined risk factors and critical periods...
  44. pmc Genetic factors are important determinants of impaired growth after infant cardiac surgery
    Nancy Burnham
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Center, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 140:144-9. 2010
    ..We sought to estimate the prevalence and identify the predictors of impaired growth after infant cardiac surgery...
  45. ncbi request reprint Clinical and genetic correlates of exercise performance in young children with cystic fibrosis
    Michael G McBride
    Division of Cardiology, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 110:995-1009. 2010
    ..Rather, the extent of pulmonary disease and undernutrition were associated with functional performance...
  46. ncbi request reprint Vitamin A status, hospitalizations, and other outcomes in young children with sickle cell disease
    Joan I Schall
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, 19104, USA
    J Pediatr 145:99-106. 2004
    ..To determine the relation of serum vitamin A status to growth, nutritional and hematologic status, and to the number of hospitalizations in children with sickle cell disease-SS (homozygous for the S allele, SCD-SS)...
  47. ncbi request reprint Long-term, high-dose glucocorticoids and bone mineral content in childhood glucocorticoid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome
    Mary B Leonard
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    N Engl J Med 351:868-75. 2004
    ..We determined the effects of long-term treatment with glucocorticoids on bone mineral content in children with glucocorticoid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome, a disorder with minimal known independent effects on bone...
  48. ncbi request reprint Whole body BMC in pediatric Crohn disease: independent effects of altered growth, maturation, and body composition
    Jon M Burnham
    Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 19:1961-8. 2004
    ..Adjustment for lean mass eliminated the bone deficit in CD. Steroid exposure was associated with short stature but not bone deficits relative to height...
  49. pmc Medically underserved girls receive less evaluation for short stature
    Adda Grimberg
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatrics 127:696-702. 2011
    ..To determine if gender is associated with diagnostic evaluation by primary care pediatricians caring for children with growth-faltering...
  50. ncbi request reprint Body-composition alterations consistent with cachexia in children and young adults with Crohn disease
    Jon M Burnham
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Rheumatology, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:413-20. 2005
    ..Crohn disease (CD) in children is associated with low body mass index (BMI), poor growth, and delayed maturation; alterations in lean and fat mass, however, are poorly characterized...
  51. pmc Identification of an obese eating style in 4-year-old children born at high and low risk for obesity
    Robert I Berkowitz
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:505-12. 2010
    ..Thus, a rapid eating style, characterized by increased mouthfuls of food/min, may be a behavioral marker for the development of childhood obesity...
  52. ncbi request reprint Fasting versus gradual initiation of the ketogenic diet: a prospective, randomized clinical trial of efficacy
    A G Christina Bergqvist
    Division of Neurology, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Epilepsia 46:1810-9. 2005
    ..The purpose of the study was to compare the efficacy of a gradual KD initiation with the standard KD initiation preceded by a 24- to 48-h fast...
  53. doi request reprint Revised pediatric reference data for the lateral distal femur measured by Hologic Discovery/Delphi dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry
    Babette S Zemel
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104 4399, USA
    J Clin Densitom 12:207-18. 2009
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Vitamin E status in children with cystic fibrosis and pancreatic insufficiency
    Shirley H Huang
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 4399, USA
    J Pediatr 148:556-559. 2006
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Statistical validation of air-displacement plethysmography for body composition assessment in children
    Richard F Ittenbach
    Biostatistics and Data Management Core, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA 19104, USA
    Ann Hum Biol 33:187-201. 2006
    ..Existing validation studies of air-displacement plethysmography (ADP) have been based on small, narrowly defined samples, using simple linear regression or Bland-Altman analyses...
  56. pmc Suboptimal vitamin K status despite supplementation in children and young adults with cystic fibrosis
    Kelly A Dougherty
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:660-7. 2010
    ..For children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis (CF) and pancreatic insufficiency, the efficacy of routine vitamin K supplementation to normalize vitamin K status remains unclear...
  57. pmc Attenuated maximal muscle strength and peak power in children with sickle cell disease
    Kelly A Dougherty
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 33:93-7. 2011
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Age, sex, ethnicity, body composition, and resting energy expenditure of obese African American and white children and adolescents
    Andrew M Tershakovec
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 75:867-71. 2002
    ..Differences in bone density and trunk lean body mass may account for some of these measured differences in REE...
  59. pmc Randomized clinical trial of behavioral intervention and nutrition education to improve caloric intake and weight in children with cystic fibrosis
    Lori J Stark
    Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 163:915-21. 2009
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Daily food intake in relation to dietary energy density in the free-living environment: a prospective analysis of children born at different risk of obesity
    Tanja V E Kral
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:41-7. 2007
    ..Young children adjust their short-term intake in response to variations in energy density (ED; kcal/g) from preloads in laboratory studies. It remains unknown whether this compensation also occurs under free-living conditions...
  61. ncbi request reprint Child-feeding practices in children with down syndrome and their siblings
    Kristen L O'Neill
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, 19104, USA
    J Pediatr 146:234-8. 2005
    ..To compare parental feeding practices and evaluate their relationship to weight status among children with Down syndrome (DS) and their unaffected siblings...
  62. ncbi request reprint Eating in the absence of hunger: a genetic marker for childhood obesity in prepubertal boys?
    Myles S Faith
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:131-8. 2006
    ..The primary aim of this study was to compare children born at high vs. low risk for obesity with respect to EAH at 5 years of age...
  63. ncbi request reprint Methodological agreement between two-compartment body-composition methods in children
    Anne M Buison
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 18:470-80. 2006
    ..Further development of body-composition techniques for young children need to account for variability in age, gender, and level of fatness...
  64. pmc Beverage consumption patterns of children born at different risk of obesity
    Tanja V E Kral
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1802-8. 2008
    ..Increased intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and fruit juice has been associated with overweight in children...
  65. ncbi request reprint Interpretation of whole body dual energy X-ray absorptiometry measures in children: comparison with peripheral quantitative computed tomography
    Mary B Leonard
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Bone 34:1044-52. 2004
    ..Therefore, normalizing whole body DXA bone area for height and BMC for height provided the best measures of bone dimensions and strength. DXA BMC normalized for bone area and lean mass were poor indicators of bone strength...
  66. doi request reprint Quantifying calcium intake in school age children: development and validation of the Calcium Counts! food frequency questionnaire
    Babette S Zemel
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 22:180-6. 2010
    ..The CCFFQ is especially well-suited as a tool to identify children with low calcium intakes...
  67. doi request reprint Cardiovascular disease risk factor (CVDRF) associated waist circumference patterns in obese-prone children
    Karen L Leibowitz
    The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 4399, USA
    Int J Pediatr Obes 4:150-9. 2009
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Feeding dysfunction is associated with poor growth and health status in children with cerebral palsy
    Ellen B Fung
    Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children s Hospital Oakland, CA 94609, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 102:361-73. 2002
    ..To describe parent-reported feeding dysfunction and its association with health and nutritional status in children with cerebral palsy...
  69. ncbi request reprint Body composition in children with sickle cell disease
    Elizabeth M Barden
    Department of Public Health, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 76:218-25. 2002
    ..Impaired growth, poor nutritional status, and delayed skeletal and sexual maturation are common in children with sickle cell disease (SCD), yet the nature of associated body-composition deficits has not been fully described...
  70. ncbi request reprint Bone density and metabolism in children and adolescents with moderate to severe cerebral palsy
    Richard C Henderson
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Pediatrics 110:e5. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to provide a detailed evaluation of bone mineral density (BMD) and metabolism in this population and to assess the relationship of these measures to multiple other clinical, growth, and nutrition variables...
  71. ncbi request reprint Relationship of nutritional status to health and societal participation in children with cerebral palsy
    Lisa Samson-Fang
    University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
    J Pediatr 141:637-43. 2002
    ..To describe nutritional status in a population-based sample of children with moderate or severe cerebral palsy (CP) and to explore the relationships between nutritional status and health and functional outcomes...
  72. ncbi request reprint Gender, death and cystic fibrosis: is energy expenditure a component?
    Virginia A Stallings
    J Pediatr 142:4-6. 2003
  73. ncbi request reprint Brief report: parent perspectives of nutritional status and mealtime behaviors in children with sickle cell disease
    Monica J Mitchell
    Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 29:315-20. 2004
    ..To qualitatively evaluate parent perspectives of eating problems, nutritional status, and the potential for nutritional intervention in children with sickle cell disease (SCD)...
  74. doi request reprint High risk of vitamin D deficiency in children with sickle cell disease
    Alisha J Rovner
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Rockville, MD, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:1512-6. 2008
    ..However, children with SCD-SS were at greater risk for vitamin D deficiency than healthy African-American children...
  75. ncbi request reprint Deficits in size-adjusted bone mass in children with Alagille syndrome
    Irene E Olsen
    Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Division of Neonatology, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Cente, The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 40:76-82. 2005
    ..To describe bone status in children with Alagille syndrome (AGS) and healthy control children adjusted for age, gender and height (HT), and to identify dietary intake and AGS-related factors associated with bone status...
  76. ncbi request reprint Gastrointestinal outcomes and confounders in cystic fibrosis
    Drucy Borowitz
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 41:273-85. 2005
  77. pmc Markers of bone turnover are associated with growth and development in young subjects with sickle cell anemia
    Ellen B Fung
    Department of Hematology, The Children s Hospital and Research Center, Oakland, California, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 50:620-3. 2008
    ..Markers of bone turnover correlated with growth velocity and pubertal development but not with changes in bone mass...
  78. ncbi request reprint Nutrition: role in health and therapy
    Virginia A Stallings
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1054:522. 2005
  79. ncbi request reprint Adult obesity and growth in childhood. Association of birth weight with adult weight is confounded by maternal body mass index
    Nicolas Stettler
    BMJ 324:674. 2002

Research Grants7

  1. NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF CF PULMONARY DISEASE
    Virginia Stallings; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..These data will provide the scientific basis for early and effective nutritional intervention to promote normal growth and body composition as standard CF care. ..
  2. NUTRITION IN SICKLE CELL DISEASE
    Virginia Stallings; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..These three projects will be first of their kind in determining whether nutrition intervention improves growth, nutritional status and dietary intake in children with sickle cell disease. ..
  3. Safe and Effective Vitamin D Supplementation in HIV
    Virginia A Stallings; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Inexpensive and easy to administer, vitamin D supplementation may prove to be an effective and feasible treatment for symptoms and prevention of side effects for people of all ages living with HIV/AIDS in the US and around the world. ..