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Scientific Publications

The UTMB OAIC Pepper Center Investigators have authored hundreds of scientific articles:


2014 Pepper Center Publications
  1. Angel JL, Rote SM, Brown DC, Angel RJ, Markides KS. Nativity status and sources of care assistance among elderly Mexican-origin adults. J Cross Cult Gerontol. 2014 Sep;29(3):243-58. doi: 10.1007/s10823-014-9234-9. PubMed PMID: 24909895.
  2. Asmussen S, Salter M, Prough DS, Kramer GC, Svensen C, Sheffield-Mvkyf oore M, Kinsky MP. Isoproternenol Increases Efficiency and Effectiveness of a Large Fluid Bolus in Healthy Volunteers. Shock. 2014 Jul 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25046539.
  3. Baillargeon J, Urban RJ, Kuo YF, Ottenbacher KJ, Raji MA, Du F, Lin YL, Goodwin JS. Risk of Myocardial Infarction in Older Men Receiving Testosterone Therapy. Ann Pharmacother. 2014 Jul 2;48(9):1138-1144. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24989174.
  4. Behrman SW, Zarzaur BL, Parmar A, Riall TS, Hall BL, Pitt HA. Routine Drainage of the Operative Bed Following Elective Distal Pancreatectomy Does Not Reduce the Occurrence of Complications. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Aug 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25115324.
  5. Bindawas SM, Graham JE, Karmarkar AM, Chen NW, Granger CV, Niewczyk P, DiVita MA, Ottenbacher KJ. Trajectories in functional recovery for patients receiving inpatient rehabilitation for unilateral hip or knee replacement. Archives of gerontology and geriatrics. May-Jun 2014;58(3):344-349, PMID: 24461928, PMCID: PMC3949164.
  6. Borahay MA, Jackson M, Tapisiz OL, Lyons E, Patel PR, Nassar R, Kilic GS. Assessment of minimally invasive surgical skills of pre-medical students: What can we learn from future learners? Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association. 2014;15(2):69-73, PMID: 24976769, PMCID: PMC4072552.
  7. Bryant MS, Rintala DH, Hou JG, Protas EJ. Relationship of Falls and Fear of Falling to Activity Limitations and Physical Inactivity in Parkinson's Disease. Journal of aging and physical activity. Apr 3 2014, PMID: 24700259.
  8. Chondronikola M, Meyer WJ, Sidossis LS, Ojeda S, Huddleston J, Stevens P, Borsheim E, Suman OE, Finnerty CC, Herndon DN. Predictors of Insulin Resistance in Pediatric Burn Injury Survivors 24 to 36 Months Postburn. Journal of burn care & research: official publication of the American Burn Association. Jun 10 2014, PMID: 24918945.
  9. Chondronikola M, Volpi E, Bøsheim E, Porter C, Annamalai P, Enerbäck S, Lidell ME, Saraf MK, Labbe SM, Hurren NM, Yfanti C, Chao T, Andersen CR, Cesani F, Hawkins H, Sidossis LS. Brown Adipose Tissue Improves Whole Body Glucose Homeostasis and Insulin Sensitivity in Humans. Diabetes. 2014 Jul 23. pii: DB_140746. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25056438.
  10. Chonmaitree T, Alvarez-Fernandez P, Jennings K, Trujillo R, Marom T, Loeffelholz MJ, Miller AL, McCormick DP, Patel JA, Pyles RB. Symptomatic and asymptomatic respiratory viral infections in the first year of life: Association with acute otitis media development. Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Sep 9 2014, PMID: 25205769.
  11. Cooper AB, Parmar AD, Riall TS, Hall BL, Katz MH, Aloia TA, Pitt HA. Does the Use of Neoadjuvant Therapy for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Increase Postoperative Morbidity and Mortality Rates? J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Aug 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25091851.
  12. DeGraff DS, Wong R. Modeling old-age wealth with endogenous early-life outcomes: The case of Mexico. The Journal of the Economics of Ageing. Apr 1 2014;3:58-70, PMID: 25170434, PMCID: PMC4142703.
  13. Fry CS, Lee JD, Mula J, Kirby TJ, Jackson JR, Liu F, Yang L, Mendias CL, Dupont-Versteegden EE, McCarthy JJ, Peterson CA. Inducible depletion of satellite cells in adult, sedentary mice impairs muscle regenerative capacity but does not contribute to sarcopenia. Nature Medicine. Accepted September 4, 2014.
  14. Fry CS, Noehren B, Mula J, Ubele MF, Westgate PM, Kern PA, Peterson CA. Fibre type-specific satellite cell response to aerobic training in sedentary adults. J Physiol. 2014 Jun 15;592(Pt 12):2625-35. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2014.271288. Epub 2014 Mar 31. PubMed PMID: 24687582; PMCID: PMC4080942.
  15. Fyffe D, Deutsch A, Botticello A, Kirshblum S, Ottenbacher K. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Functioning at Discharge and Follow-up among Patients with Motor Complete Spinal Cord Injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Aug 2. pii: S0003-9993(14)00924-1. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2014.07.398. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25093999.
  16. García MA, Alarcón GS, Boggio G, Hachuel L, Marcos AI, Marcos JC, Gentiletti S, Caeiro F, Sato EI, Borba EF, Brenol JC, Massardo L, Molina-Restrepo JF, Vásquez G, Guibert-Toledano M, Barile-Fabris L, Amigo MC, Huerta-Yáñez GF, Cucho-Venegas JM, Chacón-Diaz R, Pons-Estel BA; Grupo Latino Americano de Estudio del Lupus Eritematoso (GLADEL). Primary cardiac disease in systemic lupus erythematosus patients: protective and risk factors--data from a multi-ethnic Latin American cohort. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2014 Aug;53(8):1431-8. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keu011. Epub 2014 Mar 14. PubMed PMID: 24633413.
  17. Goodwin JS. Heart Disease as the Number One Cause of Death among the Elderly. JAMA internal medicine. Jan 6 2014, PMID: 24395276. PMC4180078.
  18. Goodwin JS, Jaramillo E, Yang L, Kuo YF, Tan A. Is Anyone Listening? Variation in PSA Screening among Providers for Men 75+ before and after United States Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations against It: A Retrospective Cohort Study. PLoS One. 2014 Sep 10;9(9):e107352. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107352. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 25208250; PMCID: PMC4160253.
  19. Graham JE, Granger CV, Karmarkar AM, Deutsch A, Niewczyk P, Divita MA, Ottenbacher KJ. The Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation: report of follow-up information on patients discharged from inpatient rehabilitation programs in 2002-2010. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists. Mar 2014;93(3):231-244, PMID: 24088780, PMCID: PMC3944381.
  20. Gundermann DM, Walker DK, Reidy PT, Borack MS, Dickinson JM, Volpi E, Rasmussen BB. Activation of mTORC1 Signaling and Protein Synthesis in Human Muscle Following Blood Flow Restriction Exercise is Inhibited by Rapamycin. American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism. Apr 1 2014, PMID: 24691032, PMC Journal - In Process.
  21. Hardee JP, Porter C, Sidossis LS, Borsheim E, Carson JA, Herndon DN, Suman OE. Early rehabilitative exercise training in the recovery from pediatric burn. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Sep 2014;46(9):1710-1716, PMID: 24824900, PMCID: PMC4122649.
  22. Lee CW, Pitt HA, Riall TS, Ronnekleiv-Kelly SS, Israel JS, Leverson GE, Parmar AD, Kilbane EM, Hall BL, Weber SM. Low Drain Fluid Amylase Predicts Absence of Pancreatic Fistula Following Pancreatectomy. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Aug 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25112411.
  23. Lee J, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS. The effect of the electronic medical record and hospitalist care on length of stay. Am J Managed Care 2014, in press.
  24. Lyons EJ, Lewis ZH, Mayrsohn BG, Rowland JL. Behavior change techniques implemented in electronic lifestyle activity monitors: a systematic content analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2014 Aug 15;16(8):e192. doi: 10.2196/jmir.3469. PubMed PMID: 25131661; PMCID: PMC4147713.
  25. Lyons EJ, Tate DF, Ward DS, Ribisl KM, Bowling JM, Kalyanaraman S. Engagement, enjoyment, and energy expenditure during active video game play. Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association. Feb 2014;33(2):174-181, PMID: 23527520.
  26. Maggio M, De Vita F, Lauretani F, Ceda GP, Volpi E, Giallauria F, De Cicco G, Cattabiani C, Melhus H, Michaëlsson K, Cederholm T, Lind L. Vitamin D and Endothelial Vasodilation in Older Individuals: Data From the PIVUS Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Sep;99(9):3382-9. doi: 10.1210/jc.2014-1536. Epub 2014 Jun 3. PubMed PMID: 24892991; PMCID: PMC4154089.
  27. Mamerow MM, Mettler JA, English KL, Casperson SL, Arentson-Lantz E, Sheffield-Moore M, Layman DK, Paddon-Jones D. Dietary protein distribution positively influences 24-h muscle protein synthesis in healthy adults. J Nutr. 2014 Jun;144(6):876-80. doi: 10.3945/jn.113.185280. Epub 2014 Jan 29. PubMed PMID: 24477298; PMCID: PMC4018950.
  28. Mittal S, Lin YL, Tan A, Kuo YF, El-Serag HB, Goodwin JS. Limited life expectancy among a subgroup of medicare beneficiaries receiving screening colonoscopies. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Mar 2014;12(3):443-450.e441, PMID: 23973925, PMCID: PMC3944371.
  29. Ninan MJ, Liu Y, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS. Hospitalization for Toxicity in Patients Treated With Rituximab. Am J Clin Oncol. 2014 Sep 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25238286.
  30. Ottenbacher AJ, Snih SA, Bindawas SM, Markides KS, Graham JE, Samper-Tenent R, Raji M, Ottenbacher KJ. Role of physical activity in reducing cognitive decline in older mexican-american adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Sep;62(9):1786-91. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12978. Epub 2014 Aug 12. PubMed PMID: 25112531; PMCID: PMC4172510.
  31. Ottenbacher KJ, Karmarkar A, Graham JE, Kuo YF, Deutsch A, Reistetter TA, Al Snih S, Granger CV. Thirty-day hospital readmission following discharge from postacute rehabilitation in fee-for-service Medicare patients. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. Feb 12 2014;311(6):604-614, PMID: 24519300.
  32. Paddon-Jones D, Leidy H. Dietary protein and muscle in older persons. Current opinion in clinical nutrition and metabolic care. Jan 2014;17(1):5-11, PMID: 24310053, PMC Journal - In Process.
  33. Parekh TM, Raji M, Lin YL, Tan A, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS. Hypoglycemia After Antimicrobial Drug Prescription for Older Patients Using Sulfonylureas. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Sep 1. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3293. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25179404.
  34. Parmar AD, Coutin MD, Vargas GM, Tamirisa NP, Sheffield KM, Riall TS. Cost-effectiveness of elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy versus observation in older patients presenting with mild biliary disease. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Sep;18(9):1616-22. doi: 10.1007/s11605-014-2570-9. Epub 2014 Jun 12. PubMed PMID: 24919433; PMCID: PMC4140946.
  35. Parmar AD, Sheffield KM, Adhikari D, Davee RA, Vargas GM, Tamirisa NP, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS, Riall TS. PREOP-Gallstones: A Prognostic Nomogram for the Management of Symptomatic Cholelithiasis in Older Patients. Ann Surg. 2014 Jul 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25072449.
  36. Parmar AD, Vargas GM, Tamirisa NP, Sheffield KM, Riall TS. Trajectory of care and use of multimodality therapy in older patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Surgery. 2014 Aug;156(2):280-9. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2014.03.001. Epub 2014 Mar 14. PubMed PMID: 24851723; PMCID: PMC4099282.
  37. Peterson MD, Al Snih S, Stoddard J, McClain J, Lee IM. Adiposity and Insufficient MVPA Predict Cardiometabolic Abnormalities in Adults. Medicine and science in sports and exercise. Jan 1 2014, PMID: 24389519, PMCID: PMC4028403.
  38. Peterson MD, Al Snih S, Stoddard J, Shekar A, Hurvitz EA. Obesity misclassification and the metabolic syndrome in adults with functional mobility impairments: Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2006. Preventive medicine. 3// 2014;60(0):71-76; PMC Journal - In Process.
  39. Porter C, Herndon DN, Bórsheim E, Chao T, Reidy PT, Borack MS, Rasmussen BB, Chondronikola M, Saraf MK, Sidossis LS. Uncoupled skeletal muscle mitochondria contribute to hypermetabolism in severely burned adults. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Sep 1;307(5):E462-7. doi: 10.1152/ajpendo.00206.2014. Epub 2014 Jul 29. PubMed PMID: 25074988; PMCID: PMC4154069.
  40. Reidy PT, Walker DK, Dickinson JM, Gundermann DM, Drummond MJ, Timmerman KL, Cope MB, Mukherjea R, Jennings K, Volpi E, Rasmussen BB. Soy-dairy protein blend and whey protein ingestion after resistance exercise increases amino acid transport and transporter expression in human skeletal muscle. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2014 Jun 1;116(11):1353-64. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.01093.2013. Epub 2014 Apr 3. PubMed PMID: 24699854; PMCID: PMC4044402.
  41. Reistetter TA, Karmarkar AM, Graham JE, Eschbach K, Kuo YF, Granger CV, Freeman J, Ottenbacher KJ. Regional variation in stroke rehabilitation outcomes. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Jan 2014;95(1):29-38, PMID: 23921200, PMC4006274.
  42. Runzer-Colmenares FM, Samper-Ternent R, Al Snih S, Ottenbacher KJ, Parodi JF, Wong R. Prevalence and factors associated with frailty among Peruvian older adults. Archives of gerontology and geriatrics. Jan-Feb 2014;58(1):69-73, PMID: 23978328, PMC3808461.
  43. Sharma G. Medical consultation for surgical cases in the era of value-based care. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Sep 1;174(9):1477-8. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1499. PubMed PMID: 25090602.
  44. Sheffield-Moore M, Dillon EL, Randolph KM, Casperson SL, White GR, Jennings K, Rathmacher J, Schuette S, Janghorbani M, Urban RJ, Hoang V, Willis M, Durham WJ. Isotopic decay of urinary or plasma 3-methylhistidine as a potential biomarker of pathologic skeletal muscle loss. Journal of cachexia, sarcopenia and muscle. Mar 2014;5(1):19-25, PMID: 24009031, PMC3953321.
  45. Singh S, Lin YL, Kuo YF, Nattinger AB, Goodwin JS. Variation in the risk of readmission among hospitals: the relative contribution of patient, hospital and inpatient provider characteristics. Journal of general internal medicine. Apr 2014;29(4):572-578, PMID: 24307260, PMC3965757.
  46. Sonstein L, Clark C, Seidensticker S, Zeng L, Sharma G. Improving Adherence for Management of Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Am J Med. 2014 Jun 10. pii: S0002-9343(14)00471-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2014.05.033. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24927911.
  47. Stroope S, Martinez BC, Eschbach K, Peek MK, Markides KS. Neighborhood Ethnic Composition and Problem Drinking Among Older Mexican American Men: Results from the Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly. J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Aug 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25106726.
  48. Su D, Pratt W, Stimpson JP, Wong R, Pagan JA. Uninsurance, underinsurance, and health care utilization in Mexico by US border residents. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health/Center for Minority Public Health. Aug 2014;16(4):607-612, PMID: 23624848, PMCID: PMC3796191.
  49. Tamirisa NP, Sheffield KM, Parmar AD, Zimmermann CJ, Adhikari D, Vargas GM, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS, Riall TS. Surgeon and Facility Variation in the Use of Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy in Texas. Ann Surg. 2014 Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25185475.
  50. Tan A, Holmes HM, Kuo YF, Raji MA, Goodwin JS. Coadministration of Co-trimoxazole With Sulfonylureas: Hypoglycemia Events and Pattern of Use. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences. May 24 2014, PMID: 24858839.
  51. Tan A, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS. Potential overuse of screening mammography and its association with access to primary care. Med Care. 2014 Jun;52(6):490-5. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000115. PubMed PMID: 24828844; PMCID: PMC4158454.
  52. Timmerman KL, Amonette WE, Markofski MM, Ansinelli HA, Gleason EA, Rasmussen BB, Mossberg KA. Blunted IL-6 and IL-10 response to maximal aerobic exercise in patients with traumatic brain injury. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2014 Sep 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25213007.
  53. Urban RJ, Dillon EL, Choudhary S, Zhao Y, Horstman AM, Tilton RG, Sheffield-Moore M. Translational studies in older men using testosterone to treat sarcopenia. Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc. 2014;125:27-42; discussion 42-4. PubMed PMID: 25125716; PMCID: PMC4112698.
  54. Vargas GM, Parmar AD, Sheffield KM, Tamirisa NP, Brown KM, Riall TS. Impact of liver-directed therapy in colorectal cancer liver metastases. J Surg Res. 2014 Sep;191(1):42-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2014.05.070. Epub 2014 Jun 4. PubMed PMID: 24990539; PMCID: PMC4134714.
  55. Walker DK, Drummond MJ, Dickinson JM, Borack MS, Jennings K, Volpi E, Rasmussen BB. Insulin increases mRNA abundance of the amino acid transporter SLC7A5/LAT1 via an mTORC1-dependent mechanism in skeletal muscle cells. Physiological reports. 2014;2(3):e00238, PMID: 24760501, PMCID: PMC4002227.
  56. Wooten KC, Rose RM, Ostir GV, Calhoun WJ, Ameredes BT, Brasier AR. Assessing and evaluating multidisciplinary translational teams: a mixed methods approach. Evaluation & the health professions. Mar 2014;37(1):33-49, PMID: 24064432, PMC Journal – In Process.

  57. Zgaljardic DJ, Durham WJ, Mossberg KA, Foreman J, Joshipura K, Masel BE, Urban R, Sheffield-Moore M. Neuropsychological and physiological correlates of fatigue following traumatic brain injury. Brain Inj. 2014;28(4):389-97. doi:10.3109/02699052.2014.884242. Epub 2014 Feb 24. PubMed PMID: 24564698.


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