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Top Publications

  1. doi Neurogenetics: short-circuiting sexually dimorphic behaviors
    Michelle Arbeitman
    Department of Molecular and Computational Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Curr Biol 20:R804-6. 2010
  2. doi Hemidiaphragm plication after repair of congenital heart defects in children: quantitative return of diaphragm function over time
    Craig J Baker
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, Calif 90033, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:56-61. 2008
  3. doi COX-2 selective inhibitors in the treatment of osteoarthritis
    Loren Laine
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 38:165-87. 2008
  4. doi Other immune thrombocytopenias
    Howard Liebman
    Hematology Section, Department of Medicine, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine and Blood Diseases, Los Angeles, CA
    Semin Hematol 44:S24-34. 2007
  5. pmc GSTM1 and APE1 genotypes affect arsenic-induced oxidative stress: a repeated measures study
    Carrie V Breton
    Harvard School of Public Health, Dept of Environmental Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Environ Health 6:39. 2007
  6. ncbi Assessing preschoolers' emergent literacy skills in English and Spanish with the Get Ready to Read! screening tool
    JoAnn M Farver
    Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 1061, USA
    Ann Dyslexia 57:161-78. 2007
  7. ncbi Hierarchical Bayes prioritization of marker associations from a genome-wide association scan for further investigation
    Juan Pablo Lewinger
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 9011, USA
    Genet Epidemiol 31:871-82. 2007
  8. pmc Parents' aggressive influences and children's aggressive problem solutions with peers
    Sarah Duman
    Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, 3620 S McClintock Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 36:42-55. 2007
  9. ncbi Paleogenomics of echinoderms
    David J Bottjer
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0740, USA
    Science 314:956-60. 2006
  10. pmc Non-operative management of posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction: design of a randomized clinical trial [NCT00279630]
    Kornelia Kulig
    Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:49. 2006

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Publications62

  1. doi Neurogenetics: short-circuiting sexually dimorphic behaviors
    Michelle Arbeitman
    Department of Molecular and Computational Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Curr Biol 20:R804-6. 2010
    ....
  2. doi Hemidiaphragm plication after repair of congenital heart defects in children: quantitative return of diaphragm function over time
    Craig J Baker
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, Calif 90033, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:56-61. 2008
    ..Previous studies have documented short-term benefits of diaphragm plication, but little is known about the return of diaphragm function...
  3. doi COX-2 selective inhibitors in the treatment of osteoarthritis
    Loren Laine
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 38:165-87. 2008
    ....
  4. doi Other immune thrombocytopenias
    Howard Liebman
    Hematology Section, Department of Medicine, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine and Blood Diseases, Los Angeles, CA
    Semin Hematol 44:S24-34. 2007
    ..Standard treatments for primary ITP (corticosteroids, IVIG, anti-D, splenectomy) are often successful in secondary ITP. In cases of ITP with H pylori and HCV infection, treatment should focus on the underlying disorder...
  5. pmc GSTM1 and APE1 genotypes affect arsenic-induced oxidative stress: a repeated measures study
    Carrie V Breton
    Harvard School of Public Health, Dept of Environmental Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Environ Health 6:39. 2007
    ..Chronic arsenic exposure is associated with an increased risk of skin, bladder and lung cancers. Generation of oxidative stress may contribute to arsenic carcinogenesis...
  6. ncbi Assessing preschoolers' emergent literacy skills in English and Spanish with the Get Ready to Read! screening tool
    JoAnn M Farver
    Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 1061, USA
    Ann Dyslexia 57:161-78. 2007
    ..The findings suggest that both screeners can be used effectively to assess preschool children's emergent literacy skills...
  7. ncbi Hierarchical Bayes prioritization of marker associations from a genome-wide association scan for further investigation
    Juan Pablo Lewinger
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 9011, USA
    Genet Epidemiol 31:871-82. 2007
    ..We show that the ranking by posterior expectations performs better at selecting the true positive association than a simple ranking of p-values if at least some of the prior covariates have predictive value...
  8. pmc Parents' aggressive influences and children's aggressive problem solutions with peers
    Sarah Duman
    Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, 3620 S McClintock Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 36:42-55. 2007
    ..We address the complexity, particularly with respect to parent and child gender combinations, in understanding parents' aggressive influences on children's peer relationships...
  9. ncbi Paleogenomics of echinoderms
    David J Bottjer
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0740, USA
    Science 314:956-60. 2006
    ..purpuratus genome and are likely to be the same genes that were involved with stereom formation in the earliest echinoderms some 520 million years ago...
  10. pmc Non-operative management of posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction: design of a randomized clinical trial [NCT00279630]
    Kornelia Kulig
    Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:49. 2006
    ..Findings from this study will guide the development of more efficacious PTTD intervention programs and contribute to enhanced function and quality of life in persons with posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction...
  11. ncbi Relationships among body weight, joint moments generated during functional activities, and hip bone mass in older adults
    Man Ying Wang
    Department of Kinesiology, California State University, Northridge, CA, USA
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 21:717-25. 2006
    ..To investigate the relationships among hip joint moments produced during functional activities and hip bone mass in sedentary older adults...
  12. pmc Increased longevity in older users of postmenopausal estrogen therapy: the Leisure World Cohort Study
    Annlia Paganini-Hill
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Menopause 13:12-8. 2006
    ..To examine the effect of postmenopausal estrogen therapy (ET), including duration and recency of use, on all-cause mortality in older women...
  13. ncbi Rules and laws of drug hepatotoxicity
    Neil Kaplowitz
    USC Research Center for Liver Disease, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 15:231-3. 2006
  14. ncbi The "Generacion Diez" after-school program and Latino parent involvement with schools
    Nathaniel R Riggs
    Institute for Prevention Research, The University of Southern California, Southern California, Alhambra, USA
    J Prim Prev 26:471-84. 2005
    ..Editors' Strategic Implications The authors illustrate the promising practice of using after-school programs to promote parent involvement and to help integrate the often disparate family and school contexts for Latino children...
  15. doi Family structure and the treatment of childhood asthma
    Alex Y Chen
    Division of Research on Children, Youth, and Families, Children s Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California Keck, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Med Care 46:174-84. 2008
    ..However, no study has addressed whether family structure is associated with the care children receive for particular conditions or with their physical health outcomes...
  16. doi Critical role of IL-2 and TGF-beta in generation, function and stabilization of Foxp3+CD4+ Treg
    David A Horwitz
    Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, Department of Medicine, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Eur J Immunol 38:912-5. 2008
    ..Unlike mouse CD4+CD25(-) cells, which rapidly become polyclonal Foxp3+CD25+ Treg when activated appropriately with IL-2 and TGF-beta, human T cells require multiple stimulations to become similar suppressor cells...
  17. ncbi Characteristics, drug therapy, and outcomes from a database of 500,000 hospitalized patients with a discharge diagnosis of heart failure
    Tien M H Ng
    University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Congest Heart Fail 14:202-10. 2008
    ..HF commonly exists in hospitalized patients and is associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and economic burden, irrespective of whether it is the primary diagnosis or a secondary comorbidity...
  18. doi Development, reliability, and validity of an urban trail use survey
    Donna Spruijt-Metz
    Institute of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    Am J Health Promot 25:2-11. 2010
    ..To evaluate the psychometric characteristics of the Research on Urban Trail Environments (ROUTES) Trail Use Questionnaire...
  19. pmc Continuous and cyclic progesterone differentially interact with estradiol in the regulation of Alzheimer-like pathology in female 3xTransgenic-Alzheimer's disease mice
    Jenna C Carroll
    University of Southern California, 3715 McClintock Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90089 0191
    Endocrinology 151:2713-22. 2010
    ..These results provide new insight into the neural interactions between E(2) and progesterone that may prove valuable in optimizing HT regimens in postmenopausal women...
  20. pmc Neurodevelopmental actions of leptin
    Sebastien G Bouret
    The Saban Research Institute, Neuroscience Program, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    Brain Res 1350:2-9. 2010
    ..Nutritional manipulation of leptin secretion during perinatal life has generated considerable concern, and the developing brain appears to be a particularly sensitive target for these environmental changes...
  21. doi History of neuroimaging: the legacy of William Oldendorf
    Shri Kant Mishra
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, California, USA
    J Child Neurol 25:508-17. 2010
    ..Another associated topic that is touched on in this article is the ever-growing dispute over the interpretations of neuroimaging between neurologists and neuroradiologists...
  22. doi Role of early hormonal and nutritional experiences in shaping feeding behavior and hypothalamic development
    Sebastien G Bouret
    The Saban Research Institute, Neuroscience Program, Children s Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    J Nutr 140:653-7. 2010
    ..These developmental windows represent periods of sensitivity for hypothalamic development during which alterations in the nutritional and/or hormonal environment may perturb hypothalamic development and subsequent function...
  23. pmc Genetic variability in the MTHFR gene and colorectal cancer risk using the colorectal cancer family registry
    A Joan Levine
    USC Keck School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine, Genetic Epidemiology, NRT 1450 Biggy Street, Room 1509A, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:89-100. 2010
    ..The MTHFR C677T TT genotype is associated with a 15% to 18% reduction in colorectal cancer risk, but it is not clear if other variants of the gene are associated with colorectal cancer risk...
  24. doi Inguinal hernias can be accurately diagnosed using the parent's digital photographs when the physical examination is nondiagnostic
    Akemi L Kawaguchi
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 44:2327-9. 2009
    ..Preoperative photographic confirmation of the hernia may be helpful and accurate. This study retrospectively assesses the preoperative examination, photographic evidence, operative findings, and complications of these patients...
  25. doi Neurodevelopmental and epilepsy outcomes in a North American cohort of patients with infantile spasms
    Arthur Partikian
    Division of Child Neurology, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Child Neurol 25:423-8. 2010
    ..While etiology and response to first medication predict better outcomes, the majority of patients with infantile spasms continue to have epilepsy with long-term motor and cognitive disabilities...
  26. pmc Development, repair and fibrosis: what is common and why it matters
    Wei Shi
    Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine Program, Saban Research Institute, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, 4650 Sunset Blvd, MS 35, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    Respirology 14:656-65. 2009
    ..This leads us to propose the 'Goldilocks' hypothesis of regulatory signaling in lung development and injury repair that everything must be done just right!..
  27. doi Design and fabrication of an injection tool for neuromuscular microstimulators
    Hilton M Kaplan
    Alfred Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California, 1042 Downey Way, DRB 101, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Ann Biomed Eng 37:1858-70. 2009
    ..The BION Insertion Tool has been used for over 30 BION implants in human subjects to date...
  28. ncbi VR PTSD exposure therapy results with active duty OIF/OEF combatants
    Albert A Rizzo
    University of Southern California, Institute for Creative Technologies, CA, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 142:277-82. 2009
    ..Research and clinical tests using the Virtual Iraq/Afghanistan software are also currently underway at Weill Cornell Medical College, Emory University, Fort Lewis and WRAMC along with 20 other test sites...
  29. doi The river of stem cells
    Cheng Ming Chuong
    Department of Pathology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 2011 Zonal Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Cell Stem Cell 4:100-2. 2009
    ..The work implies stem cell states can be regulated to form different numbers of intermediate stops, depending on physiological requirements...
  30. doi Avulsion fractures of the knee: imaging findings and clinical significance
    Christopher J Gottsegen
    Department of Radiology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Radiographics 28:1755-70. 2008
    ..By recognizing the significance of these injuries at initial presentation, radiologists can facilitate appropriate patient work-up and prevent the chronic morbidity associated with delayed treatment...
  31. ncbi Commentary: on research and forensic patients' capacity
    H Richard Lamb
    USC Institute of Psychiatry, Law, and Behavioral Science, PO Box 86125, Los Angeles, CA 90086 0125, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 33:308-9. 2005
    ..Such research is sorely needed if we are to better understand and find new ways to help this population...
  32. ncbi Risk factors for respiratory failure following femoral fractures: the role of multiple intramedullary nailing
    Charalampos Zalavras
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Orthopaedic Surgery, LAC USC Medical Center, 1200 N State St GNH 3900, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Injury 36:751-7. 2005
    ..6 and 25.6, respectively). Thoracic injury and multiple IMN procedures are independent risk factors for RF in patients with femoral fractures, and the combination of the above conditions is highly predictive of the development of RF...
  33. ncbi Role of the nuclei in eyeblink conditioning
    David G Lavond
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 2520, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 978:93-105. 2002
    ..The interpositus is responsible for making the basic association between conditioned and unconditioned stimuli, which in turn allows ancillary learning to occur in cerebellar cortex, and possibly brainstem and forebrain...
  34. ncbi Isolated adrenal gland injury from penetrating trauma
    Juan A Asensio
    Trauma Surgery Service A and Department of Surgery, University of Southern California School of Medicine, LAC USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, 90033 4525, USA
    J Trauma 54:364-5. 2003
  35. ncbi Neurons, glia, and plasticity in normal brain aging
    C E Finch
    Andrus Gerontology Center, Dept Biological Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Adv Gerontol 10:35-9. 2002
    ..Lastly, I discuss how developmental variations in the numbers of Purkinje cells and ovarian oocytes can be factors in outcomes of aging that are not under strict genetic control...
  36. ncbi Generating a valid questionnaire translation for cross-cultural use
    Chia Ting Su
    Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Am J Occup Ther 56:581-5. 2002
    ..Issues surrounding cultural relevance and linguistic meaning are of central concern in the translation process...
  37. ncbi Soy intake and other lifestyle determinants of serum estrogen levels among postmenopausal Chinese women in Singapore
    Anna H Wu
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 11:844-51. 2002
    ..Current smokers showed significantly higher E(2) levels (28%) than nonsmokers (P = 0.04). These findings are discussed in relation to the recent doubling of breast cancer incidence among Chinese women in Singapore...
  38. ncbi Evaluation of a recombinant antigen enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in the diagnostics of antinuclear antibodies (ANA) in children with rheumatic disorders
    A Reiff
    Clin Rheumatol 21:103-7. 2002
  39. ncbi Indoor risk factors for asthma in a prospective study of adolescents
    Rob McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Epidemiology 13:288-95. 2002
    ..However, there has been little investigation of the effect of the indoor environment on incident asthma in adolescents...
  40. ncbi Using the fossil record to estimate the age of the last common ancestor of extant primates
    Simon Tavare
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 1340, USA
    Nature 416:726-9. 2002
    ..The approach unites all the available palaeontological methods of timing evolutionary events: the fossil record, extant species and clade diversification models...
  41. ncbi A new, pluronic-based, bone hemostatic agent that does not impair osteogenesis
    M Y Wang
    Division of Neurosurgery, Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, 1200 NorthState Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Neurosurgery 49:962-7; discussion 968. 2001
    ..However, bone wax locally interferes with osteogenesis, and its use is avoided when bone fusion is critical. We describe the use of a Pluronic copolymer blend as a biocompatible, absorbable, hemostatic agent...
  42. ncbi Privatizing indigent health services in Los Angeles County: understanding the effects on community-based providers
    D N Grazman
    School of Policy, Planning, and Development, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90089, USA
    Health Serv Manage Res 13:187-99. 2000
    ..On the positive side, we found evidence of increased levels of co-operation and innovation between community providers outside their formal roles in the county-sponsored public-private partnership programme...
  43. ncbi Determinants of voiding after three types of incontinence surgery: a multivariable analysis
    W H Kobak
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 97:86-91. 2001
    ..To determine the time to normal voiding in women after various surgical procedures for genuine stress urinary incontinence (GSUI) or urethral hypermobility...
  44. ncbi Reduced oncogenicity of p190 Bcr/Abl F-actin-binding domain mutants
    N Heisterkamp
    Division of Hematology Oncology, Section of Molecular Carcinogenesis, and from the Department of Pathology, Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    Blood 96:2226-32. 2000
    ..These results show that the actin-binding domain of Abl enhances leukemia development but does not appear to be an absolute requirement for leukemogenesis...
  45. ncbi Pharmacokinetics of the thymidine analog 2'-fluoro-5-[(14)C]-methyl-1-beta-D-arabinofuranosyluracil ([(14)C]FMAU) in rat prostate tumor cells
    J R Bading
    Department of Radiology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Nucl Med Biol 27:361-8. 2000
    ..Thus, FMAU warrants further evaluation as an in vivo indicator of tumor cell division...
  46. ncbi Functional domains for amelogenin revealed by compound genetic defects
    Michael L Paine
    Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology, University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, California 90033 1004, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 18:466-72. 2003
    ....
  47. ncbi Clinical use of cardiovascular magnetic resonance
    Gerald M Pohost
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicne, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, 1355 San Pablo St, Suite 117, Los Angeles, Calif 90089, USA
    Circulation 108:647-53. 2003
  48. ncbi Sertraline as monotherapy in the treatment of psychotic and nonpsychotic depression
    George M Simpson
    Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 64:959-65. 2003
    ..The purpose of the present study was to examine the response to sertraline for patients with and without psychotic features using standard criteria such as recovery and remission...
  49. pmc Reduced type 1 and type 2 cytokines in antiviral memory T helper function among women coinfected with HIV and HCV
    Maria C Villacres
    Maternal, Child and Adolescent Center for Infectious Diseases and Virology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 99033, USA
    J Clin Immunol 25:134-41. 2005
    ..The overall anti-viral profile was dominated by Th1 cytokines even in coinfected women but both type 1 and type 2 responses were reduced in HIV-infected women and more extensively in women with HCV/HIV coinfection...
  50. ncbi The utility of safety counseling in a pediatric emergency department
    Ilene A Claudius
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Emergency and Transport Medicine, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, and the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90027, USA
    Pediatrics 115:e423-7. 2005
    ..We attempted to demonstrate the efficacy of counseling families who presented to a pediatric emergency department with unrelated medical complaints...
  51. ncbi Soft tissue differentiation using multiband signatures of high resolution ultrasonic transmission tomography
    Jeong Won Jeong
    AMI USC, 1042 West 36th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    IEEE Trans Med Imaging 24:399-408. 2005
    ..Using the proposed method we can detect physical objects and biological tissues such as styrofoam balls, chicken tissue, calyces, and vessel-duct successfully...
  52. ncbi Complete ascertainment of dementia in the Swedish Twin Registry: the HARMONY study
    Margaret Gatz
    Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, 3620 McClintock Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089 1061, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 26:439-47. 2005
    ..Among monozygotic twins where both twins had Alzheimer's disease, the within pair difference in age of onset ranged from both becoming demented in the same year to 7 years difference in onset...
  53. ncbi Family structure, intergenerational mobility, and the reproduction of poverty: evidence for increasing polarization?
    Kelly Musick
    Department of Sociology, KAP 352, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2539, USA
    Demography 41:629-48. 2004
    ..They account for only a small share of the recent historical change in poverty and family structure and play no role in exacerbating existing economic disparities by family structure...
  54. ncbi Does routine serial computed tomography of the head influence management of traumatic brain injury? A prospective evaluation
    Carlos V R Brown
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 57:939-43. 2004
    ..Recent retrospective reviews have challenged the need for serial head CT after traumatic brain injury (TBI). This study intends to prospectively examine the value of routine serial head CT after TBI...
  55. ncbi Environmental factors and risk for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Mimi C Yu
    Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Gastroenterology 127:S72-8. 2004
    ..In summary, risk factors for HCC are identifiable in most patients and primarily are associated with chronic hepatic injury...
  56. ncbi Prevalence and risk indicators of visual impairment and blindness in Latinos: the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study
    Rohit Varma
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Ophthalmology 111:1132-40. 2004
    ..To determine the age- and gender-specific prevalence and risk indicators of visual impairment and blindness in urban Latinos 40 years and older...
  57. ncbi Improving the health of Californians: effective public-private strategies for challenging times
    James M Ferris
    Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy, School of Policy, Planning, and Development, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:257-61. 2004
    ....
  58. ncbi Workplace characteristics and work disability onset for men and women
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Soz Praventivmed 49:122-31. 2004
    ..We examine whether the association persists when controlling for major chronic disease experience. We also address whether job characteristics are ultimately associated with the receipt of disability benefits...
  59. ncbi Mitochondrial free radical production and cell signaling
    Enrique Cadenas
    Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California, PSC 622, 1985 Zonal Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Mol Aspects Med 25:17-26. 2004
    ....
  60. pmc Multiple imputation methods for longitudinal blood pressure measurements from the Framingham Heart Study
    Terri Kang
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    BMC Genet 4:S43. 2003
    ..This suggests that if missingness patterns are correlated within families, then imputation methods that do not allow this correlation can yield biased results...
  61. ncbi Reduction of epidural fibrosis in lumbar surgery with Oxiplex adhesion barriers of carboxymethylcellulose and polyethylene oxide
    Kathleen E Rodgers
    Keck School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Southern California, 1321 North Mission Road, 110, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Spine J 3:277-83; discussion 284. 2003
    ..The presence of fibrosis renders reoperations risky, and in some patients fibrosis may lead to nerve root tethering...
  62. ncbi Vascular aneurysm producing divided right atrium in a patient with pulmonary atresia and intact ventricular septum
    J C Wood
    Children s Heart Center, Division of Cardiology, Children s Hospital of Los Angeles, USC School of Medicine, CA 90027, USA
    Cardiol Young 10:281-5. 2000
    ..We discuss the findings relative to concepts of development of the coronary arteries in normal hearts and in pulmonary atresia with an intact ventricular septum...

Research Grants62

  1. Drug Abuse Prevention for High Risk Emerging Adults
    STEVEN SUSSMAN; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We propose to test the efficacy of a booster intervention targeting alternative high school youth, who are at higher risk for development of drug abuse than are youth in regular high schools. ..
  2. LOS ANGELES LATINO EYE STUDY
    Rohit Varma; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The data will help predict the eye care needs of and will aid in developing prevention and intervention programs for this largest and fastest growing minority in the United States. ..
  3. COLLABORATIVE INITIAL GLAUCOMA TREATMENT STUDY
    Rohit Varma; Fiscal Year: 2003
    The intent of this application is to document the ability of the University of Southern California to participate as an effective and productive clinical center in the proposed multicenter clinical trial, entitled "Collaborative Initial ..
  4. Multiethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study (MEPEDS)
    Rohit Varma; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..MEPEDS will also be studying selected demographic, biological and behavioral risk factors associated with these diseases and the consequences of these diseases from a health related quality of life perspective. ..
  5. Depression in Alzheimer's Disease Study 2 (DIADS-2)
    Lon Schneider; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..dAD, and their caregivers, will be recruited into the study at five clinical centers: Johns Hopkins, University of Southern California, University of Rochester, University of Pennsylvania, and Medical University of South Carolina...
  6. Estrogen Receptor-beta phytoSERMs for Management of Menopause and Age-Associated
    Lon S Schneider; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will also conduct a pilot analysis to determine the efficacy of PhytoSERMs to significantly reduce hot flashes. ..
  7. The vital role of BAFF in the development of SLE
    William Stohl; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  8. PROJECT TOWARDS NO DRUG ABUSE COMPONENTS ANALYSIS
    STEVEN SUSSMAN; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..We will apply a series of sophisticated models to analyze the collected data for potential experimental, mediational and moderational effects as specified by hypotheses generated from the underlying theoretical base. ..
  9. Drug Abuse Prevention for High Risk Emerging Adults
    STEVEN Y SUSSMAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We propose to test the efficacy of a booster intervention targeting alternative high school youth, who are at higher risk for development of drug abuse than are youth in regular high schools. ..
  10. The vital role of BAFF in the development of SLE
    William Stohl; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..abstract_text> ..
  11. FDG PET-CT in Metastatic Prostate Cancer
    Hossein Jadvar; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Rigorous statistical methods will be applied to determine the diagnostic and prognostic performance of FDG PET-CT in this clinical setting. ..
  12. FDG PET-CT in Metastatic Prostate Cancer
    Hossein Jadvar; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Rigorous statistical methods will be applied to determine the diagnostic and prognostic performance of FDG PET-CT in this clinical setting. ..
  13. CRP, inflammation, and neurodegeneration during aging
    Caleb Finch; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..F1 hybrids will be made with APPswe/ind and the existing systemic huCRPtg (Y1) and with the neuron-specific huCRPtg (when available). The F1 hybrids will be examined for changes in deposits of Abeta-amyloid. ..
  14. Cardiac Function and Cardiac iron (T2*) in Thalassemia
    John Wood; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These studies will provide the necessary groundwork for longitudinal studies of cardiac iron load on cardiac performance in thalassemia patients. ..
  15. 'Training in Endocrinology and Neurobiology of Aging'
    Caleb Finch; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Opportunities for human studies on aging, including ethnic differences in aging processes, are provided through the Alzheimer Disease Research Center and the Diabetes Research Center. ..
  16. ApoJ (Clusterin) in Alzheimer's Disease and Aging
    Caleb Finch; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..In vitro studies with primary glial cultures from wildtype and apoJ-deficient mice will examine mechanisms of apoJ in microglial activation and in the sensitivity of neurons to AB. ..
  17. SYMPOSIUM ON ORGANISMS WITH SLOW AGING
    Caleb Finch; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Ricklefs plan to convene the second Symposium on Organisms with Slow Aging (SOSA-2) at the University of Southern California. SOSA-2 will build on SOSA-1 held September 2000...
  18. APOJ (CLUSTERIN) IN ALZHEIMER DISEASE AND AGING
    Caleb Finch; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ....
  19. 'Training in Endocrinology and Neurobiology of Aging'
    Caleb Finch; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Opportunities for human studies on aging, including ethnic differences in aging processes, are provided through the Alzheimer Disease Research Center and the Diabetes Research Center. ..
  20. INTRA-ABDOMINAL FAT AND RISK OF DISEASE IN ADOLESCENTS
    Michael Goran; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  21. Impact of Gait Analysis on Surgical Outcomes
    Tishya Wren; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The results will determine whether the use of gait analysis testing improves clinical outcomes in children who have walking problems due to cerebral palsy. ..
  22. Impact of Gait Analysis on Surgical Outcomes
    Tishya Wren; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The results will determine whether the use of gait analysis testing improves clinical outcomes in children who have walking problems due to cerebral palsy. ..
  23. TYPE 2 DIABETES IN HISPANIC ADOLESCENTS
    Michael Goran; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The findings will be valuable for the design of treatment and prevention interventions in this high-risk population. ..
  24. INTRA-ABDOMINAL FAT AND RISK OF DISEASE IN ADOLESCENTS
    Michael Goran; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  25. INTRA-ABDOMINAL FAT AND RISK OF DISEASE IN ADOLESCENTS
    Michael Goran; Fiscal Year: 2004
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