L B Gerald

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Outcomes for a comprehensive school-based asthma management program
    Lynn B Gerald
    Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249 7337, USA
    J Sch Health 76:291-6. 2006
  2. pmc Validation of a multistage asthma case-detection procedure for elementary school children
    Lynn B Gerald
    Lung Health Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 620 S 20th St, NHB 104, Birmingham, AL 35233 7337, USA
    Pediatrics 114:e459-68. 2004
  3. pmc Standardizing contact investigation protocols
    L B Gerald
    Lung Health Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham 35233 7337, USA
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 7:S369-74. 2003
  4. pmc Design of the supervised asthma therapy study: implementing an adherence intervention in urban elementary schools
    Lynn B Gerald
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249, United States
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:304-10. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint A decision tree for tuberculosis contact investigation
    Lynn B Gerald
    University of Alabama at Birmingham Lung Health Center, NHB 104, 619 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35249 7337, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 166:1122-7. 2002
  6. pmc A multi-stage asthma screening procedure for elementary school children
    Lynn B Gerald
    Lung Health Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35233 7337, USA
    J Asthma 39:29-36. 2002
  7. pmc Increasing adherence to inhaled steroid therapy among schoolchildren: randomized, controlled trial of school-based supervised asthma therapy
    Lynn B Gerald
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, Lung Health Center, OHB 138, 619 19th St South, Birmingham, AL 35249 7337, USA
    Pediatrics 123:466-74. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Asthma self-management: do patient education programs always have an impact?
    W C Bailey
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 35233 7337, USA
    Arch Intern Med 159:2422-8. 1999
  9. ncbi request reprint The potential for reducing asthma disparities through improved family and social function and modified health behaviors
    Joan M Mangan
    Lung Health Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 618 20th S St, OHB 138, Birmingham, AL 35233 7337, USA
    Chest 132:789S-801S. 2007
  10. pmc Internet-based monitoring of asthma symptoms, peak flow meter readings, and absence data in a school-based clinical trial
    Leslie A McClure
    Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Clin Trials 5:31-7. 2008

Research Grants

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Publications22

  1. pmc Outcomes for a comprehensive school-based asthma management program
    Lynn B Gerald
    Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249 7337, USA
    J Sch Health 76:291-6. 2006
    ..More intensive methods of medical management, such as school-based health centers or supervised asthma therapy, might prove more effective in inner-city schools...
  2. pmc Validation of a multistage asthma case-detection procedure for elementary school children
    Lynn B Gerald
    Lung Health Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 620 S 20th St, NHB 104, Birmingham, AL 35233 7337, USA
    Pediatrics 114:e459-68. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to validate a 3-stage asthma case-detection procedure for elementary school-aged children...
  3. pmc Standardizing contact investigation protocols
    L B Gerald
    Lung Health Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham 35233 7337, USA
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 7:S369-74. 2003
    ..The State of Alabama Department of Public Health Division of Tuberculosis Control...
  4. pmc Design of the supervised asthma therapy study: implementing an adherence intervention in urban elementary schools
    Lynn B Gerald
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249, United States
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:304-10. 2008
    ..However, adherence to prescribed inhaled steroids among children is low and rates differ markedly by population. The lowest rates of adherence and highest rates of morbidity are among inner-city and low income populations...
  5. ncbi request reprint A decision tree for tuberculosis contact investigation
    Lynn B Gerald
    University of Alabama at Birmingham Lung Health Center, NHB 104, 619 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35249 7337, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 166:1122-7. 2002
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  6. pmc A multi-stage asthma screening procedure for elementary school children
    Lynn B Gerald
    Lung Health Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35233 7337, USA
    J Asthma 39:29-36. 2002
    ..89%. The diagnosis of asthma was confirmed in 96% of children who saw the study physician. This screening procedure can identify school children with suspected undiagnosed asthma...
  7. pmc Increasing adherence to inhaled steroid therapy among schoolchildren: randomized, controlled trial of school-based supervised asthma therapy
    Lynn B Gerald
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, Lung Health Center, OHB 138, 619 19th St South, Birmingham, AL 35249 7337, USA
    Pediatrics 123:466-74. 2009
    ..The primary hypothesis was that the supervised-therapy group would have a smaller proportion of children experiencing an episode of poor asthma control each month, compared with those in the usual-care group...
  8. ncbi request reprint Asthma self-management: do patient education programs always have an impact?
    W C Bailey
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 35233 7337, USA
    Arch Intern Med 159:2422-8. 1999
    ..Consequently, when these programs are found to be efficacious, it is important to replicate the programs as well as to evaluate less complex methods that may be more appropriate for nonacademic health care settings...
  9. ncbi request reprint The potential for reducing asthma disparities through improved family and social function and modified health behaviors
    Joan M Mangan
    Lung Health Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 618 20th S St, OHB 138, Birmingham, AL 35233 7337, USA
    Chest 132:789S-801S. 2007
    ..This review highlights select biopsychosocial factors that contribute to these disparities, the manner in which they may contribute or protect persons affected by asthma, and recommended directions for future research...
  10. pmc Internet-based monitoring of asthma symptoms, peak flow meter readings, and absence data in a school-based clinical trial
    Leslie A McClure
    Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Clin Trials 5:31-7. 2008
    ..We conducted a randomized clinical trial to examine the effectiveness of an intervention designed to increase adherence to asthma medication among children with asthma that required daily collection of data...
  11. ncbi request reprint Asthma agents: monitoring asthma in school
    Joan M Mangan
    Lung Health Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 618 20th Street South, OHB Room H138, Birmingham, AL 35233 7337, USA
    J Sch Health 76:300-2. 2006
  12. pmc Comparison of parent and student responses to asthma surveys: students grades 1-4 and their parents from an urban public school setting
    Angelina R Wittich
    School of Health Professions, Department of Critical Care Lung Health Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, OHB 143, 618 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294 7447, USA
    J Sch Health 76:236-40. 2006
    ..These results suggest that the use of child responses is a viable option for case detection, particularly in identifying those with a previous diagnosis of asthma..
  13. pmc Targeted tuberculosis contact investigation saves money without sacrificing health
    Maria Pisu
    Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 15:319-27. 2009
    ..The contact priority model (CPM) uses a decision rule to minimize testing of low-risk contacts; however, its impact on costs and disease control is unknown...
  14. ncbi request reprint Predictive model to identify positive tuberculosis skin test results during contact investigations
    William C Bailey
    University of Alabama at Birmingham Lung Health Center, 620 S 20th St, NHB 104, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    JAMA 287:996-1002. 2002
    ..Budgetary constraints in tuberculosis (TB) control programs require streamlining contact investigations without sacrificing disease control...
  15. ncbi request reprint Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease stage and 6-minute walk outcome
    L B Gerald
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Lung Health Center, 620 S. 20th Street, NHB 115A, Birmingham, AL 35233-7337, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 21:296-9. 2001
    ..This type of information can be used to support the recommendation of PR for patients early in the disease process...
  16. ncbi request reprint Introduction: learning from each other about managing asthma in schools
    Sarah L Merkle
    Division of Adolescent and School Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, MS K12, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Sch Health 76:202-4. 2006
  17. ncbi request reprint An official ATS workshop report: issues in screening for asthma in children
    Lynn B Gerald
    Proc Am Thorac Soc 4:133-41. 2007
  18. ncbi request reprint Pediatric asthma: caregiver health literacy and the clinician's perception
    Angelina R Wittich
    School of Health Professions, Department of Critical Care Lung Health Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Asthma 44:51-5. 2007
    ..51). The results suggest that medical providers may not accurately assess caregivers' actual health literacy level...
  19. ncbi request reprint Managing asthma in schools: lessons learned and recommendations
    Lani S Wheeler
    Division of Adolescent and School Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, MS K12, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Sch Health 76:340-4. 2006
  20. ncbi request reprint Drug distribution for a large crossover trial of the safety of inactivated influenza vaccine in asthmatics
    Janet T Holbrook
    Center for Clinical Trials, Bloomberg School of Hygiene and Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Control Clin Trials 23:87-92. 2002
    ..Utilizing individual syringe kits, using the same identification for patient, kit, and drug assignment, and dispensing drug from a central facility helped to successfully meet these challenges...
  21. ncbi request reprint Racial and gender differences in susceptibility to tobacco smoke among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Mark T Dransfield
    Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Respir Med 100:1110-6. 2006
    ..Some have suggested these groups are more susceptible to tobacco smoke. We examined this issue in our own population of COPD patients...
  22. ncbi request reprint Lack of long-term adverse adrenal effects from inhaled triamcinolone: Lung Health Study II
    Michael S Eichenhorn
    Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
    Chest 124:57-62. 2003
    ..One of the potential adverse effects of their use is the development of adrenal suppression. Our study aimed to determine the effects of ICS on adrenal function over 3 years of use in patients with COPD...

Research Grants2

  1. The Effect of a School Based Hand Sanitizer Program on Asthma
    Lynn Gerald; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..By achieving these specific aims, this study will provide valuable information on the effectiveness of hand sanitizers in the school setting. ..