M Avila

Summary

Affiliation: University of Maryland
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Genetic epidemiology and schizophrenia: a study of reproductive fitness
    M Avila
    The Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, P O Box 21247, Baltimore, MD 21228, USA
    Schizophr Res 47:233-41. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Neurophysiological markers of vulnerability to schizophrenia: sensitivity and specificity of specific quantitative eye movement measures
    Matthew T Avila
    Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore 21228, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 111:259-67. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Deficits on the Continuous Performance Test within the schizophrenia spectrum and the mediating effects of family history of schizophrenia
    Matthew T Avila
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Baltimore, MD 21228, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 115:771-8. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Effects of ketamine on leading saccades during smooth-pursuit eye movements may implicate cerebellar dysfunction in schizophrenia
    Matthew T Avila
    Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Baltimore 21228, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1490-6. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Neurodevelopmental interactions conferring risk for schizophrenia: a study of dermatoglyphic markers in patients and relatives
    Matthew T Avila
    Schizophrenia Related Disorders Clinic, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Baltimore 21228, USA
    Schizophr Bull 29:595-605. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of nicotine on leading saccades during smooth pursuit eye movements in smokers and nonsmokers with schizophrenia
    Matthew T Avila
    Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21228, USA
    Neuropsychopharmacology 28:2184-91. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Using neurophysiological markers of genetic risk to define the boundaries of the schizophrenia spectrum phenotype
    Matthew T Avila
    Schizophrenia Related Disorders Clinic, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Baltimore 21228, USA
    Schizophr Bull 29:299-309. 2003
  8. pmc Spatial working memory as a cognitive endophenotype of schizophrenia: assessing risk for pathophysiological dysfunction
    Alice M Saperstein
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, 20742, USA
    Schizophr Bull 32:498-506. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Nicotine improves delayed recognition in schizophrenic patients
    Carol S Myers
    Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, PO Box 21247, Baltimore, MD 21228, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 174:334-40. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint The effects of nicotine on specific eye tracking measures in schizophrenia
    Jay D Sherr
    Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Catonsville, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 52:721-8. 2002

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. ncbi request reprint Genetic epidemiology and schizophrenia: a study of reproductive fitness
    M Avila
    The Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, P O Box 21247, Baltimore, MD 21228, USA
    Schizophr Res 47:233-41. 2001
    ..Evidence of increased reproductive fitness in relatives suggests the need to consider the complex interactions of proximate and ultimate (evolutionary) mechanisms in the expression of schizophrenia...
  2. ncbi request reprint Neurophysiological markers of vulnerability to schizophrenia: sensitivity and specificity of specific quantitative eye movement measures
    Matthew T Avila
    Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore 21228, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 111:259-67. 2002
    ..Combining specific measures provided greater predictive accuracy compared with single measures. Implications for the use of specific eye movement measures to define schizophrenia-related phenotypes in genetic studies are discussed...
  3. ncbi request reprint Deficits on the Continuous Performance Test within the schizophrenia spectrum and the mediating effects of family history of schizophrenia
    Matthew T Avila
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Baltimore, MD 21228, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 115:771-8. 2006
    ..Results suggest that SSPD in the absence of a family history of psychosis may be a phenocopy...
  4. ncbi request reprint Effects of ketamine on leading saccades during smooth-pursuit eye movements may implicate cerebellar dysfunction in schizophrenia
    Matthew T Avila
    Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Baltimore 21228, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1490-6. 2002
    ..The authors examined the effects of ketamine on leading saccadic eye movements, a specific component of the smooth-pursuit response shown to be abnormal in schizophrenia patients and their relatives...
  5. ncbi request reprint Neurodevelopmental interactions conferring risk for schizophrenia: a study of dermatoglyphic markers in patients and relatives
    Matthew T Avila
    Schizophrenia Related Disorders Clinic, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Baltimore 21228, USA
    Schizophr Bull 29:595-605. 2003
    ..Rather, the data are consistent with a more complex model in which nonspecific genetic factors that increase susceptibility to developmental abnormalities interact with insults and specific genetic factors...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of nicotine on leading saccades during smooth pursuit eye movements in smokers and nonsmokers with schizophrenia
    Matthew T Avila
    Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21228, USA
    Neuropsychopharmacology 28:2184-91. 2003
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Using neurophysiological markers of genetic risk to define the boundaries of the schizophrenia spectrum phenotype
    Matthew T Avila
    Schizophrenia Related Disorders Clinic, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Baltimore 21228, USA
    Schizophr Bull 29:299-309. 2003
    ..Our results provide suggestive evidence that the use of clinical criteria in research may, in fact, underidentify at-risk individuals--potentially distorting genetic and neurophysiological findings...
  8. pmc Spatial working memory as a cognitive endophenotype of schizophrenia: assessing risk for pathophysiological dysfunction
    Alice M Saperstein
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, 20742, USA
    Schizophr Bull 32:498-506. 2006
    ..This is particularly relevant for research efforts to identify pathophysiological components of the disease...
  9. ncbi request reprint Nicotine improves delayed recognition in schizophrenic patients
    Carol S Myers
    Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, PO Box 21247, Baltimore, MD 21228, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 174:334-40. 2004
    ..Nicotine has been shown to enhance some aspects of memory, attention and cognition in normal subjects and in some patient populations such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease groups...
  10. ncbi request reprint The effects of nicotine on specific eye tracking measures in schizophrenia
    Jay D Sherr
    Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Catonsville, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 52:721-8. 2002
    ..The purpose of the current study was to examine the effects of acute administration of nicotine on specific measures of smooth pursuit eye movements and visual attention...
  11. ncbi request reprint Components of the smooth pursuit function in deficit and nondeficit schizophrenia
    L Elliot Hong
    Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, P O Box 21247, Baltimore, MD 21228, USA
    Schizophr Res 63:39-48. 2003
    ..These findings suggest that predictive smooth pursuit abnormality is associated with positive symptoms in schizophrenia, and that initiation abnormalities may be associated with the deficit syndrome...
  12. ncbi request reprint Familial aggregation of eye-tracking endophenotypes in families of schizophrenic patients
    L Elliot Hong
    Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:259-64. 2006
    ..Recent studies have suggested that deficit in predictive pursuit, a specific component of the SPEMs, marks schizophrenia susceptibility...
  13. ncbi request reprint Tardive dyskinesia in children treated with atypical antipsychotic medications
    Ikwunga Wonodi
    Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21228, USA
    Mov Disord 22:1777-82. 2007
    ..Ethnicity might also be a risk factor for dyskinesia in children. Side-effect profile of the atypical antipsychotic drugs in children may be much different than that in adults...
  14. ncbi request reprint Response to unexpected target changes during sustained visual tracking in schizophrenic patients
    L Elliot Hong
    Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, P O Box 21247, Baltimore, MD 21228, USA
    Exp Brain Res 165:125-31. 2005
    ..Data suggest that at-risk individuals for schizophrenia depend less on extraretinal and more on retinal motion signals to maintain pursuit than healthy individuals...
  15. ncbi request reprint Dihydropyrimidinase-related protein 2 (DRP-2) gene and association to deficit and nondeficit schizophrenia
    L Elliot Hong
    Department of Psychiatry, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 21228, USA
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 136:8-11. 2005
    ..2%, P =0.050) forms of schizophrenia compared to controls (allele frequency 25.0%). We conclude that the DRP-2 *2236 C allele may mark another polymorphism in DRP-2, or in a nearby gene, that may influence susceptibility to schizophrenia...
  16. ncbi request reprint Catechol O-methyltransferase polymorphism and eye tracking in schizophrenia: a preliminary report
    Gunvant K Thaker
    MPRC, PO Box 21247, Baltimore, MD 21228, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:2320-2. 2004
    ..This study examined associations between functional polymorphism (Val(108/158) Met) in the catechol O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene and eye tracking measures in schizophrenia...
  17. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity and the course of tardive dyskinesia in outpatients presenting to the motor disorders clinic at the Maryland psychiatric research center
    Ikwunga Wonodi
    Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21228, USA
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 24:592-8. 2004
    ..The current study examines the anatomic distribution and course of TD in a cohort of schizophrenia patients of European and African descent with TD who were referred to the Motor Disorders Clinic (MDC)...
  18. pmc A model of smooth pursuit eye movement deficit associated with the schizophrenia phenotype
    Gunvant K Thaker
    Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Baltimore, Maryland 21228, USA
    Psychophysiology 40:277-84. 2003
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Role of anticipation in schizophrenia-related pursuit initiation deficits
    Matthew T Avila
    Maryland Psychiatric Research Ctr, PO Box 21247, Baltimore, MD 21228, USA
    J Neurophysiol 95:593-601. 2006
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Current progress in schizophrenia research. Eye movement abnormalities in schizophrenia: what is the nature of the deficit?
    Matthew T Avila
    Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Box 21247, Baltimore, Maryland 21228, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 190:479-80. 2002
  21. ncbi request reprint Association between polymorphism of the SNAP29 gene promoter region and schizophrenia
    Ikwunga Wonodi
    Schizophr Res 78:339-41. 2005