B Abrams

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint TaqMan RT-PCR and VERSANT HIV-1 RNA 3.0 (bDNA) assay Quantification of HIV-1 RNA viral load in breast milk
    Kiersten Israel-Ballard
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, 140 Earl Warren Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    J Clin Virol 34:253-6. 2005
  2. pmc Vitamin content of breast milk from HIV-1-infected mothers before and after flash-heat treatment
    Kiersten A Israel-Ballard
    Department of Pediatrics, University of California, Davis Medical Center, 2516 Stockton Boulevard, Room 334, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 48:444-9. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Flash-heat inactivation of HIV-1 in human milk: a potential method to reduce postnatal transmission in developing countries
    Kiersten Israel-Ballard
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 45:318-23. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Bacterial safety of flash-heated and unheated expressed breastmilk during storage
    K Israel-Ballard
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    J Trop Pediatr 52:399-405. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Viral, nutritional, and bacterial safety of flash-heated and pretoria-pasteurized breast milk to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in resource-poor countries: a pilot study
    Kiersten Israel-Ballard
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 40:175-81. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy weight gain: still controversial
    B Abrams
    Division of Public Health Biology and Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley 94720, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 71:1233S-41S. 2000
  7. pmc The relationship of neighborhood socioeconomic characteristics to birthweight among 5 ethnic groups in California
    M Pearl
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:1808-14. 2001
  8. doi request reprint Effects of pimecrolimus cream 1% in the treatment of patients with atopic dermatitis who demonstrate a clinical insensitivity to topical corticosteroids: a randomized, multicentre vehicle-controlled trial
    D Y M Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver, and Division of Pediatric Allergy Immunology, National Jewish Health, Denver, CO 80206, USA
    Br J Dermatol 161:435-43. 2009
  9. pmc Breastfeeding and the risk of childhood leukemia: a meta-analysis
    Marilyn L Kwan
    Division of Public Health Biology and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Public Health Rep 119:521-35. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and changes in weight and waist circumference in midlife women: findings from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Barbara Sternfeld
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA 94611, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:912-22. 2004

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Publications12

  1. ncbi request reprint TaqMan RT-PCR and VERSANT HIV-1 RNA 3.0 (bDNA) assay Quantification of HIV-1 RNA viral load in breast milk
    Kiersten Israel-Ballard
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, 140 Earl Warren Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    J Clin Virol 34:253-6. 2005
    ..Transmission of HIV via breast milk is a primary cause of pediatric HIV infection in developing countries. Reliable methods to detect breast milk viral load are important...
  2. pmc Vitamin content of breast milk from HIV-1-infected mothers before and after flash-heat treatment
    Kiersten A Israel-Ballard
    Department of Pediatrics, University of California, Davis Medical Center, 2516 Stockton Boulevard, Room 334, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 48:444-9. 2008
    ..Flash-heat is a simple heat treatment method shown to inactivate cell-free HIV...
  3. ncbi request reprint Flash-heat inactivation of HIV-1 in human milk: a potential method to reduce postnatal transmission in developing countries
    Kiersten Israel-Ballard
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 45:318-23. 2007
    ..The World Health Organization recommends heat-treated breast milk as an infant-feeding alternative. We investigated the ability of a simple method, flash-heat, to inactivate HIV in breast milk from HIV-positive mothers...
  4. ncbi request reprint Bacterial safety of flash-heated and unheated expressed breastmilk during storage
    K Israel-Ballard
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    J Trop Pediatr 52:399-405. 2006
    ..coli (n = 1) and S. aureus (n = 6). Our data suggest that storage of flash-heated breastmilk is safe at room temperature for up to 8 h...
  5. ncbi request reprint Viral, nutritional, and bacterial safety of flash-heated and pretoria-pasteurized breast milk to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in resource-poor countries: a pilot study
    Kiersten Israel-Ballard
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 40:175-81. 2005
    ..This study compared the impact of flash-heating (FH) and Pretoria pasteurization (PP) on HIV, nutrients, and antimicrobial properties in human milk...
  6. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy weight gain: still controversial
    B Abrams
    Division of Public Health Biology and Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley 94720, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 71:1233S-41S. 2000
    ..All of the studies reviewed were observational and there is a compelling need to conduct experimental studies to examine interventional strategies to improve maternal weight gain with the objective of optimizing health outcomes...
  7. pmc The relationship of neighborhood socioeconomic characteristics to birthweight among 5 ethnic groups in California
    M Pearl
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:1808-14. 2001
    ..This study sought to examine relationships between neighborhood socioeconomic characteristics and birthweight, accounting for individual socioeconomic characteristics, among 5 ethnic groups...
  8. doi request reprint Effects of pimecrolimus cream 1% in the treatment of patients with atopic dermatitis who demonstrate a clinical insensitivity to topical corticosteroids: a randomized, multicentre vehicle-controlled trial
    D Y M Leung
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver, and Division of Pediatric Allergy Immunology, National Jewish Health, Denver, CO 80206, USA
    Br J Dermatol 161:435-43. 2009
    ..Staphylococcus aureus produces superantigens that contribute to cutaneous inflammation and corticosteroid (CS) resistance...
  9. pmc Breastfeeding and the risk of childhood leukemia: a meta-analysis
    Marilyn L Kwan
    Division of Public Health Biology and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Public Health Rep 119:521-35. 2004
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  10. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and changes in weight and waist circumference in midlife women: findings from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Barbara Sternfeld
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA 94611, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:912-22. 2004
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  11. pmc Maternal stressful life events and risks of birth defects
    Suzan L Carmichael
    March of Dimes Birth Defect Foundation, California Department of Health Services, California Birth Defects Monitoring Program, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Epidemiology 18:356-61. 2007
    ..Several previous studies suggest that maternal stress may be associated with increased risk of certain birth defects. This study examined the association of maternal stressful life events with risks of several birth defects...
  12. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood socioeconomic status, maternal race and preterm delivery: a case-control study
    Kate E Pickett
    Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 12:410-8. 2002
    ..To explore associations between neighborhood socioeconomic context and preterm delivery, independent of maternal and family socioeconomic status, in African-American and white women...