Texas Medical Center

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Organization: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Top Publications

  1. doi Electronic health records to coordinate decision making for complex patients: what can we learn from wiki?
    Aanand D Naik
    Health Decision Making and Communication Program, Houston Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Med Decis Making 30:722-31. 2010
  2. ncbi PCR for bacterial 16S ribosomal DNA in multiple sclerosis cerebrospinal fluid
    Jw Lindsey
    Department of Neurology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Mult Scler 14:147-52. 2008
  3. pmc "My heart is popping out of my chest": left ventricular pseudoaneurysm with systemic arterial embolism
    H Dokainish
    Heart 93:1169. 2007
  4. ncbi Modified dynamic visual acuity tests after acoustic neuroma resection
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Acta Otolaryngol 127:825-8. 2007
  5. ncbi Stability of oleander extract and oleandrin in sera stored in plastic serum separator tubes
    Amitava Dasgupta
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Clin Biochem 44:485-7. 2007
  6. ncbi Microarray-based CGH detects chromosomal mosaicism not revealed by conventional cytogenetics
    Sau W Cheung
    Department of Human and Molecular Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030
    Am J Med Genet A 143:1679-86. 2007
  7. ncbi Cosinor analysis for temperature time series data of long duration
    Nikhil S Padhye
    Center for Nursing Research at University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston, Houston, Texas 77225 0334, USA
    Biol Res Nurs 9:30-41. 2007
  8. pmc A dose-response evaluation of inactivated influenza vaccine given intranasally and intramuscularly to healthy young adults
    Robert L Atmar
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, United States
    Vaccine 25:5367-73. 2007
  9. ncbi Lack of evidence for increased genetic loading for autism among families of affected females: a replication from family history data in two large samples
    Robin P Goin-Kochel
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA
    Autism 11:279-86. 2007
  10. ncbi Critical role of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1/CC chemokine ligand 2 in the pathogenesis of ischemic cardiomyopathy
    Nikolaos G Frangogiannis
    Section of Cardiovascular Sciences, and DeBakey Heart Center, The Methodist Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circulation 115:584-92. 2007

Research Grants

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Publications62

  1. doi Electronic health records to coordinate decision making for complex patients: what can we learn from wiki?
    Aanand D Naik
    Health Decision Making and Communication Program, Houston Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Med Decis Making 30:722-31. 2010
    ..In this paper, the authors characterize these processes and propose a wiki-style communication model to improve coordination of decision making among clinicians using an integrated electronic health record (EHR)...
  2. ncbi PCR for bacterial 16S ribosomal DNA in multiple sclerosis cerebrospinal fluid
    Jw Lindsey
    Department of Neurology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Mult Scler 14:147-52. 2008
    ..We did not detect DNA from any of the groups of bacteria in patients or controls. We conclude that we were unable to find evidence for CNS infection with any of these seven groups of bacteria in MS...
  3. pmc "My heart is popping out of my chest": left ventricular pseudoaneurysm with systemic arterial embolism
    H Dokainish
    Heart 93:1169. 2007
  4. ncbi Modified dynamic visual acuity tests after acoustic neuroma resection
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Acta Otolaryngol 127:825-8. 2007
    ..These findings may have practical implications for seating design and design of tasks requiring good visual acuity while seated...
  5. ncbi Stability of oleander extract and oleandrin in sera stored in plastic serum separator tubes
    Amitava Dasgupta
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Clin Biochem 44:485-7. 2007
    ....
  6. ncbi Microarray-based CGH detects chromosomal mosaicism not revealed by conventional cytogenetics
    Sau W Cheung
    Department of Human and Molecular Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030
    Am J Med Genet A 143:1679-86. 2007
    ..This suggests that aCGH may detect somatic chromosomal mosaicism that would be missed by conventional cytogenetics...
  7. ncbi Cosinor analysis for temperature time series data of long duration
    Nikhil S Padhye
    Center for Nursing Research at University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston, Houston, Texas 77225 0334, USA
    Biol Res Nurs 9:30-41. 2007
    ..Central values of model parameters are negligibly changed by consideration of the autoregressive nature of residuals...
  8. pmc A dose-response evaluation of inactivated influenza vaccine given intranasally and intramuscularly to healthy young adults
    Robert L Atmar
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, United States
    Vaccine 25:5367-73. 2007
    ..Nasal IgA antibody responses were more common when vaccine was administered IN; and, when the IN dosage was increased, the primary benefit from IN vaccine over IM vaccine appeared to be greater induction of nasal secretory antibody...
  9. ncbi Lack of evidence for increased genetic loading for autism among families of affected females: a replication from family history data in two large samples
    Robin P Goin-Kochel
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA
    Autism 11:279-86. 2007
    ..Results from both samples did not suggest significant differences in the prevalence of ASD among relatives of affected males versus females...
  10. ncbi Critical role of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1/CC chemokine ligand 2 in the pathogenesis of ischemic cardiomyopathy
    Nikolaos G Frangogiannis
    Section of Cardiovascular Sciences, and DeBakey Heart Center, The Methodist Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circulation 115:584-92. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that MCP-1 may mediate fibrotic remodeling through recruitment of mononuclear cells and direct effects on fibroblasts...
  11. pmc Diffusion tensor imaging-based tissue segmentation: validation and application to the developing child and adolescent brain
    Khader M Hasan
    Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 6431 Fannin Street, MSB 2 100 Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Neuroimage 34:1497-505. 2007
    ..This approach promises to extend DTI utility to both micro and macrostructural aspects of tissue organization...
  12. ncbi Use of sirolimus to facilitate steroid withdrawal from a cyclosporine regimen
    B D Kahan
    Division of Immunology and Organ Transplantation, Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Transplant Proc 38:2842-6. 2006
    ..Because sirolimus blocks one of the sites affected by steroids, we sought to examine whether substituting this drug mitigated these toxicities...
  13. ncbi Item response modeling: an evaluation of the children's fruit and vegetable self-efficacy questionnaire
    Kathy Watson
    USDA ARS, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Educ Res 21:i47-57. 2006
    ..The FVSEQ can be improved by including items at the extreme levels of difficulty. DIF analyses identified areas where IRM can be useful to improve the functioning of measures...
  14. ncbi A history of obesity, or how what was good became ugly and then bad
    Garabed Eknoyan
    Renal Section, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 13:421-7. 2006
    ..An enlarging body of evidence, accrued over the past decade, now indicates a direct association of obesity with chronic kidney disease and its outcomes...
  15. pmc An experimental analysis of memory processing
    Anthony A Wright
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, 77225, USA
    J Exp Anal Behav 88:405-33. 2007
    ..The possibility of using the interference function to separate familiarity vs. recollective memory processing is discussed...
  16. pmc A method to co-encapsulate gas and drugs in liposomes for ultrasound-controlled drug delivery
    Shao Ling Huang
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Ultrasound Med Biol 34:1272-80. 2008
    ..Both diagnostic and therapeutic applications of the method are conceivable...
  17. doi Response evaluation of gastrointestinal stromal tumors
    Haesun Choi
    University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Texas 77030, USA
    Oncologist 13:4-7. 2008
    ..Identifying appropriate treatment response criteria is essential to optimize treatment for patients with GIST...
  18. doi Neuromonitor-guided repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms
    Anthony L Estrera
    Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas Medical School Houston, Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute, Houston, TX, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 140:S131-5; discussion S142-S146. 2010
    ..We report our experience with neuromonitoring-guided thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair...
  19. doi Presurgical fentanyl vs caudal block and the incidence of adverse respiratory events in children after orchidopexy
    Samia N Khalil
    Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX 77030 1503, USA
    Paediatr Anaesth 19:1220-5. 2009
    ..v. fentanyl affected the number of children who develop postextubation adverse upper airway respiratory events, (upper airway obstruction, laryngospasm) and/or early postoperative hypoxemia...
  20. ncbi Mechanisms of allostery and membrane attachment in Ras GTPases: implications for anti-cancer drug discovery
    Alemayehu A Gorfe
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, 6431 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Med Chem 17:1-9. 2010
    ..A tentative mechanistic picture of Ras signaling that is emerging from these studies will be discussed in connection with allostery and implication for the design of selective anti-cancer drugs...
  21. doi Room for (performance) improvement: provider-related factors associated with poor outcomes in massive transfusion
    Bryan A Cotton
    Department of Surgery, Center for Translational Injury Research, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Trauma 67:1004-12. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify the incidence and impact of MT protocol noncompliance and to intervene in provider-related events associated with poor compliance and outcomes...
  22. doi Floating, non-occlusive, mobile aortic thrombus and splenic infarction associated with protein C deficiency
    Saurabh Sanon
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 22:1419.e1-3. 2009
    ..This patient was treated surgically with encouraging results...
  23. pmc Rho kinase-1 mediates cardiac fibrosis by regulating fibroblast precursor cell differentiation
    Sandra B Haudek
    DeBakey Heart Center, Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist Hospital, One Baylor Plaza F620, Houston TX 77030, USA
    Cardiovasc Res 83:511-8. 2009
    ..Because Rho-associated kinase-1 (ROCK-1) has been implicated in fibrosis and leukocyte TEM, we investigated its involvement in I/RC...
  24. doi Transient neurologic dysfunction in migraine
    Rod Foroozan
    Department of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine, Cullen Eye Institute, 6565 Fannin NC 205, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Neurol Clin 27:361-78. 2009
    ..The tendency to aura is likely to be influenced by complex genetic and perhaps epigenetic factors...
  25. ncbi Challenges in the evaluation and management of bone and joint infections and the role of new antibiotics for gram positive infections
    Sheldon L Kaplan
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Adv Exp Med Biol 634:111-20. 2009
    ..The role of newer antibiotics such as linezolid and daptomycin for the treatment of CA-MRSA musculoskeletal infections in children needs further study...
  26. pmc The "fourth dimension" of gene transcription
    BERT W O'MALLEY
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Mol Endocrinol 23:587-9. 2009
    ....
  27. doi Effect of antibacterials on biofilms
    Saima Aslam
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine, and Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Infect Control 36:S175.e9-11. 2008
    ..Some antibacterials are better than others in treating biofilm-associated bacteria, such as rifampin (in combination with other antibiotics), tigecycline, daptomycin, N-acetylysteine (in combination with tigecycline), and ethanol...
  28. doi Implementing an intervention to promote colon cancer screening through e-mail over the Internet: lessons learned from a pilot study
    Evelyn C Y Chan
    Division of General Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Houston School of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 46:S117-22. 2008
    ..Multiple CRCS options may confuse patients and lead to inaction. E-mail between patients and physicians may raise awareness about CRCS and allow physicians to answer questions about test options...
  29. pmc Diffusion tensor quantification of the macrostructure and microstructure of human midsagittal corpus callosum across the lifespan
    Khader M Hasan
    Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    NMR Biomed 21:1094-101. 2008
    ..67; P < 1 x 10(-10)). Our results provide preliminary evidence that diffusion tensor anisotropy in the living CC may be related to the number of small myelinated fibers...
  30. doi Transformational, transactional, and passive-avoidant leadership characteristics of a surgical resident cohort: analysis using the multifactor leadership questionnaire and implications for improving surgical education curriculums
    Irwin B Horwitz
    Department of Management Policy and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Surg Res 148:49-59. 2008
    ..The need for leadership training has become recognized as being highly important to improving medical care, and should be included in surgical resident education curriculums...
  31. pmc Heart failure: beyond practice guidelines
    Douglas L Mann
    Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Heart Institute, 1709 Dryden Road, 9th Fl, BCM620 FC 9 83, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Tex Heart Inst J 33:201-3. 2006
  32. ncbi Pertussis in infants, children, and adolescents: diagnosis, treatment, and prevention
    Flor M Munoz
    Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Diseases, and Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Semin Pediatr Infect Dis 17:14-9. 2006
    ..An acellular pertussis vaccine booster for adolescents has been recommended in the United States and other industrialized countries. Active immunization and early diagnosis are crucial in the management of pertussis...
  33. ncbi Health practices of veterans with unilateral lower-limb loss: Identifying correlates
    Susan Robinson-Whelen
    Department of Veterans Affairs VA Research and Development Service, VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 41:453-60. 2004
    ..In addition, psychological well-being (life satisfaction) was significantly related to foot care and smoking status. Longitudinal research is needed to identify determinants of health behaviors to better direct intervention efforts...
  34. ncbi Reliability and validity of functional neuroimaging techniques for identifying language-critical areas in children and adults
    Rebecca L Billingsley-Marshall
    Vivian L Smith Center for Neurologic Research, Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Texas Houston Medical School, 77030, USA
    Dev Neuropsychol 26:541-63. 2004
    ....
  35. ncbi Current status of the gyro centrifugal blood pump--development of the permanently implantable centrifugal blood pump as a biventricular assist device (NEDO project)
    Yukihiko Nose
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Artif Organs 28:953-8. 2004
    ..The final mass production model is now finalized, and the final animal study and two-year endurance studies are ongoing...
  36. ncbi Is schizoaffective disorder a stable diagnostic category: a retrospective examination
    Patricia M Averill
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Harris County Psychiatric Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Psychiatr Q 75:215-27. 2004
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  37. ncbi Pregnancy-associated plasma protein A, free beta-hCG, nuchal translucency, and risk of pregnancy loss
    Laura Goetzl
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 104:30-6. 2004
    ..To estimate the likelihood of clinical early and late pregnancy loss as a function of first-trimester maternal serum analytes and fetal nuchal translucency measurements...
  38. ncbi On the central role of studies on the kidney in the recognition, conceptual evolution, and understanding of hypertension
    Garabed Eknoyan
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 1 Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030 USA
    Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 11:192-6. 2004
    ....
  39. ncbi Non-curricular approaches for increasing physical activity in youth: a review
    Russell Jago
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Prev Med 39:157-63. 2004
    ..To prevent obesity, the physical activity of youth should be increased. Since time for school physical education has declined and curricular interventions have had limited effects, alternative non-curriculum approaches need to be tested...
  40. pmc Role of biofilm in catheter-associated urinary tract infection
    Barbara W Trautner
    Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Section, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Infect Control 32:177-83. 2004
    ..Currently, no proven effective strategies exist for prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infection in persons who are chronically catheterized...
  41. ncbi Association of solitary, segmental hemangiomas of the skin with visceral hemangiomatosis
    Denise W Metry
    Department of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Arch Dermatol 140:591-6. 2004
    ..However, the potential association of solitary, segmental hemangiomas of the skin with visceral hemangiomatosis has not been previously emphasized...
  42. ncbi Chlamydia and gonorrhea screening in asymptomatic young women
    Mariam R Chacko
    Departments of Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 17:169-78. 2004
    ....
  43. ncbi Low molecular weight heparin and atherosclerosis
    Dan Hunt
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Ben Taub General Hospital, 1504 Taub Loop, 2RM81 001, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 6:140-7. 2004
    ..Recent studies also suggest potential usefulness of LMWH for patients with peripheral vascular disease and its limits of utility in stroke. This review summarizes the evidence about the use of LMWH in these clinical situations...
  44. ncbi Therapeutic left ventricular assist device and apheresis on dilated cardiomyopathy
    Yoshica Matoba
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Artificial Organ Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Artif Organs 28:171-81. 2004
    ..We believe that this concept, a combination of HF and DFPP with therapeutic LVAD, will be the next generation of treatment that has a potential to postpone, or even avoid, heart transplantation...
  45. ncbi Use of levetiracetam in a population of patients aged 65 years and older: a subset analysis of the KEEPER trial
    J A Ferrendelli
    Department of Neurology, University of Texas Houston School of Medicine, 6431 Fannin Street, Suite 7 044, 77030, Houston, TX, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 4:702-9. 2003
    ....
  46. ncbi Microbiology. Peptide signals sense and destroy target cells
    Danielle A Garsin
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Science 306:2202-3. 2004
  47. ncbi Predictors of glycaemic control in indigent patients presenting with diabetic ketoacidosis
    M Maldonado
    Department of Medicine Endocrinology, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Rm N520, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Diabetes Obes Metab 7:282-9. 2005
    ..To derive predictors of good glycaemic control in patients presenting with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) followed prospectively in a specialized clinic...
  48. ncbi Genetic and environmental factors influencing fasting serum adiponectin in Hispanic children
    Nancy F Butte
    U S Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:4170-6. 2005
    ..Because of its antiinflammatory and insulin-sensitizing properties, adiponectin may play a role in the development of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes...
  49. ncbi Secondary conditions in a community-based sample of women with physical disabilities over a 1-year period
    Margaret A Nosek
    Center for Research on Women with Disabilities, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:320-7. 2006
    ..To examine prevalence and predictors of secondary conditions in women with physical disabilities...
  50. ncbi Appraising evidence on community integration following brain injury: a systematic review
    Timothy A Reistetter
    School of Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman University and The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Houston, Texas 77030 3405, USA
    Occup Ther Int 12:196-217. 2005
    ..Further research is needed to examine the complex relationship of person, environment and CI...
  51. pmc External validation of medicare claims for breast cancer chemotherapy compared with medical chart reviews
    Xianglin L Du
    School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 44:124-31. 2006
    ..Although Medicare claims data have been increasingly used to examine the patterns and outcomes of cancer chemotherapy, their external validity has not been well studied...
  52. ncbi Genomics and cardiovascular disease
    Lorraine Frazier
    The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston School of Nursing, Houston, TX, USA
    J Nurs Scholarsh 37:315-21. 2005
    ..To describe genetic knowledge and discovery in the area of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and to discuss how these new advances will influence the clinical care of affected people...
  53. ncbi Use of the Zung depression scale in patients with traumatic brain injury: 1 year post-injury
    D B Huang
    Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Brain Inj 19:903-8. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine if the physical disabilities of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) would influence the assessment of depression when using the Zung depression scale...
  54. ncbi Incidence and characteristics of spinal decompression surgery after the onset of symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Daniel Yoshor
    Department of Neurosurgery Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Neurosurgery 57:984-9; discussion 984-9. 2005
    ..The high incidence of spondylosis in patients at the mean age of onset (55.7 yr) of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) can make recognition of ALS as a cause of weakness difficult...
  55. ncbi Energy requirements during pregnancy and lactation
    Nancy F Butte
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Public Health Nutr 8:1010-27. 2005
    ..To estimate the energy requirements of pregnant and lactating women consistent with optimal pregnancy outcome and adequate milk production...
  56. ncbi Pharmacotherapy of postpartum depression: current practice and future directions
    Oleg V Tcheremissine
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Science, University of Texas Health Science Center, 1300 Moursund Street, Houston, TX 77030 3497, USA
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 6:1999-2005. 2005
    ..Critical issues of the neurobiology and phenomenology of postpartum depression are raised, and future directions of the pharmacological treatments of postpartum depression are examined...
  57. ncbi Phase I trial of oral talactoferrin alfa in refractory solid tumors
    Teresa G Hayes
    Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Invest New Drugs 24:233-40. 2006
    ..The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the safety and tolerability of talactoferrin alfa (talactoferrin; TLF) in humans, as well as pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics...
  58. ncbi Effectiveness of treatments for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo of the posterior canal
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Otol Neurotol 26:1034-40. 2005
    ..To determine which common, nonpharmacological, nonsurgical treatments are most effective for treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)...
  59. ncbi Integrated computed tomography-positron emission tomography in patients with potentially resectable malignant pleural mesothelioma: Staging implications
    Jeremy J Erasmus
    Departments of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Tex, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:1364-70. 2005
    ..We evaluate the use of integrated computed tomography-positron emission tomography in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma who are being considered for extrapleural pneumonectomy...
  60. ncbi Pediatric endoscopy: new information from the PEDS-CORI project
    Mark A Gilger
    Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children s Hospital, Houston, TX 77030 2399, USA
    Curr Gastroenterol Rep 7:234-9. 2005
    ..EGD is 2.5 times as common as colonoscopy. Most procedures are performed on children aged from 5 to 10 years. PEDS-CORI is a powerful tool that can be used to determine the patterns of use in pediatric endoscopy...
  61. ncbi Who should protect the public against bad doctors?
    James W Jones
    The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Vasc Surg 41:907-10. 2005
  62. ncbi Heritability and candidate genes for endometriosis
    Joe Leigh Simpson
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Reprod Biomed Online 7:162-9. 2003
    ..Potential candidate genes are surveyed, and discrepant results emphasized. Finally, a hypothesis for endometriosis, having a multi-step pathogenesis analogous to the pathogenesis of neoplasia, is considered...

Research Grants62

  1. Epidemiology and Outcomes of Digestive and Liver Diseases: A Mentoring Program
    Hashem El Serag; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..pylori infection on BE tissue COX-2 expression. ..
  2. Gene Expression in Barrett's Esophagus
    Hashem El Serag; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..We present preliminary data on microarray and RT-PCRanalyses on 5 patients with BE that suggest an overactive Wnt pathway: we have also assembled the essential components of a successful study using microarrays. ..
  3. Obesity, H pylori and Risk of Barrett's Esophagus
    Hashem El Serag; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Subsequently, in a case-control study, all newly diagnosed BE and randomly selected controls will be examined for the volume and activity of visceral obesity (CT scan and serum adipocytokines). ..
  4. Obesity, H pylori and Risk of Barrett's Esophagus
    Hashem El Serag; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Subsequently, in a case-control study, all newly diagnosed BE and randomly selected controls will be examined for the volume and activity of visceral obesity (CT scan and serum adipocytokines). ..
  5. Surveillance for Hepatocellular Carcinoma among HCV-infected Veterans
    Hashem El Serag; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Evaluating the extent and patterns of HCC surveillance is crucial in understanding diffusion (and obstacles) of this practice and in designing interventions to improve the implementation of HCC surveillance. ..
  6. Obesity, H pylori and Risk of Barrett's Esophagus
    Hashem B El Serag; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Subsequently, in a case-control study, all newly diagnosed BE and randomly selected controls will be examined for the volume and activity of visceral obesity (CT scan and serum adipocytokines). ..
  7. Surveillance for Hepatocellular Carcinoma among HCV-infected Veterans
    Hashem El Serag; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Evaluating the extent and patterns of HCC surveillance is crucial in understanding diffusion (and obstacles) of this practice and in designing interventions to improve the implementation of HCC surveillance. ..
  8. Obesity, Inflammation and Thrombosis: LOOK AHEAD
    Christie Ballantyne; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  9. Obesity, Inflammation and Thrombosis: LOOK AHEAD
    Christie M Ballantyne; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  10. Obesity, Inflammation and Thrombosis: LOOK AHEAD
    Christie Ballantyne; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  11. T Cells, Macrophages, Chemokines, and Adiposopathy in Diet-Induced Obesity
    Christie M Ballantyne; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..To test our hypothesis, we will study the effects of diet-induced obesity on a number of factors related to inflammation in mice and also in human fat cells. ..
  12. MAC 1/LFA 1/P150 95 AND PMN LEUKOCYTE FUNCTION
    Christie Ballantyne; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..3. Characterize the contribution of each CD11 integrin on the host response to common bacterial and fungal pathogens in vitro and in vivo. ..
  13. Measuring Oral Disease Burden for Planning Services
    Michael Ross; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The principal investigator is based in Houston, Texas (USA) and the collaborators are based in Cape Town (South Africa), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), and London (UK). ..
  14. THE ROLE OF MYCOBACTERIA IN CROHN'S DISEASE
    David Graham; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The results of this study should either confirm or refute the proposed etiologic association of M. paratuberculosis and Crohn's disease as well as the identification of patients with Crohn's disease and M. paratuberculosis. ..
  15. Homocysteine/Hypertension & Vascular Lesion Formation
    Peter Lin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The research and training will take place at the Baylor College of Medicine, which is located within the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world...
  16. Family Eats: Cancer Prevention for Families
    Karen Cullen; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This is a relatively low cost method for improving health and quality of life. ..
  17. INCREASING SCHOOL SNACK BAR FRUIT AND VEGETABLE INTAKE
    Karen Cullen; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Positive findings from this study should be applicable to middle schools where snack bars are available. ..
  18. Familys' Web: Cancer Prevention for Daughters
    Karen Cullen; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This feasibility or pilot study will provide the foundation for a full scale intervention focused on dietary change. ..
  19. Exploring strategies to increase school breakfast consumption in middle schools
    Karen Cullen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Improving SB participation may be an important public health environmental intervention with both significant health and academic outcomes. ..
  20. Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Wallerian Degeneration in MS
    Khader Hasan; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The DTI measures, after accounting for the age and gender dependence will be correlated with the clinical measures. ..
  21. Prefrontal cortex and memory storage
    Pramod K Dash; Fiscal Year: 2010
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  22. MECHANISMS OF MEMORY DEFICITS FOLLOWING BRAIN INJURY
    Pramod Dash; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The results obtained from these studies may lead to development of new molecular therapies for memory deficits associated with TBI and other neurological conditions. ..
  23. LONG TERM HIPPOCAMPAL MEMORY
    Pramod Dash; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Understanding the molecular basis of memory storage will be of value in the future development of pharmacological agents to treat amnesia associated with neurological disorders and other mental health related problems. ..
  24. TREATMENTS FOR BENIGN PAROXYSMAL POSITIONAL VERTIGO
    Helen Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..4. Determine the influence of rhinosinusitis. A) Determine the prevalence of rhinosinusitis in patients with BPPV. B) Determine if the presence of rhinosinusitis affects severity of symptoms or response to treatment. ..
  25. Tuberous sclerosis complex in memory formation
    Pramod Dash; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The results from these studies will provide a crucial step towards development of pharmacological and/or molecular strategies to treat memory disorders. ..