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Scientific Publications

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


2013 Pepper Center Publications
  1. Ahmed I, Graham JE, Karmarkar AM, Granger CV, Ottenbacher KJ. In-patient rehabilitation outcomes following lower extremity fracture in patients with pneumonia. Respiratory care. Apr 2013;58(4):601-606, PMID: 22906992, PMCID: PMC3570602.
  2. Akimzhanov AM, Barral JM, Boehning D. Caspase 3 cleavage of the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor does not contribute to apoptotic calcium release. Cell calcium. Feb 2013;53(2):152-158, PMID: 23122728, PMCID: PMC3572306.
  3. Baillargeon J, Urban RJ, Ottenbacher KJ, Pierson KS, Goodwin JS. Trends in androgen prescribing in the United States, 2001 to 2011. JAMA internal medicine. Aug 12 2013;173(15):1465-1466, PMID: 23939517, PMC Journal - In Process.
  4. Baillargeon J, Wang Y, Kuo YF, Holmes HM, Sharma G. Temporal trends in hospitalization rates for older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The American journal of medicine. Jul 2013;126(7):607-614, PMID: 23688662, PMCID: PMC3837582.
  5. Basaria S, Collins L, Dillon EL, Orwoll K, Storer TW, Miciek R, Ulloor J, Zhang A, Eder R, Zientek H, Gordon G, Kazmi S, Sheffield-Moore M, Bhasin S. The safety, pharmacokinetics, and effects of LGD-4033, a novel nonsteroidal oral, selective androgen receptor modulator, in healthy young men. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences. Jan 2013;68(1):87-95, PMID: 24139093, PMC Journal - In Process.
  6. Bednar T, Heyde CE, Bednar G, Nguyen D, Volpi E, Przkora R. Kyphoplasty for Vertebral Augmentation in the Elderly With Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures: Scenarios and Review of Recent Studies. Clinical therapeutics. Oct 16 2013, PMID: 24139093, PMC Journal – In Process.
  7. Bryant MS, Rintala DH, Hou JG, Protas EJ. Influence of fear of falling on gait and balance in Parkinson's disease. Disability and rehabilitation. Jul 22 2013, PMID: 23875814, PMCID: PMC Journal - In Process.
  8. Bryant MS, Rintala DH, Hou JG, Protas EJ. Reliability of the non-instrumented walk test in persons with Parkinson's disease. Disability and rehabilitation. Apr 2013;35(7):538-542, PMID: 22889283.
  9. Bujalowski PJ, Oberhauser AF. Tracking unfolding and refolding reactions of single proteins using atomic force microscopy methods. Methods (San Diego, Calif.). Apr 1 2013;60(2):151-160, PMID: 23523554, PMCID: PMC3669651.
  10. Butteiger DN, Cope M, Liu P, Mukherjea R, Volpi E, Rasmussen BB, Krul ES. A soy, whey and caseinate blend extends postprandial skeletal muscle protein synthesis in rats. Clinical nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland). Aug 2013;32(4):585-591, PMID: 23127543.
  11. Calhoun WJ, Wooten K, Bhavnani S, Anderson KE, Freeman J, Brasier AR. The CTSA as an exemplar framework for developing multidisciplinary translational teams. Clinical and translational science. Feb 2013;6(1):60-71, PMID: 23399092, PMCID: PMC3786412.
  12. Carrillo AE, Flynn MG, Pinkston C, Markofski MM, Jiang Y, Donkin SS, Teegarden D. Impact of vitamin D supplementation during a resistance training intervention on body composition, muscle function, and glucose tolerance in overweight and obese adults. Clinical nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland). Jun 2013;32(3):375-381, PMID: 23034474.
  13. Chondronikola M, Sidossis LS, Richardson LM, Temple JR, van den Berg PA, Herndon DN, Meyer WJ. Impact of obesity on body image dissatisfaction and social integration difficulty in adolescent and young adult burn injury survivors. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. Jan-Feb 2013;34(1):102-108, PMID: 23292577, PMCID: PMC3539139.
  14. Deer RR, Heaps CL. Exercise training enhances multiple mechanisms of relaxation in coronary arteries from ischemic hearts. American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology. Nov 1 2013;305(9):H1321-1331, PMID: 23997097, PMCID: PMC3840240.
  15. Dickinson JM, Drummond MJ, Coben JR, Volpi E, Rasmussen BB. Aging differentially affects human skeletal muscle amino acid transporter expression when essential amino acids are ingested after exercise. Clinical nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland). Apr 2013;32(2):273-280, PMID: 22889597, PMCID: PMC3517689.
  16. Dickinson JM, Drummond MJ, Fry CS, Gundermann DM, Walker DK, Timmerman KL, Volpi E, Rasmussen BB. Rapamycin does not affect post-absorptive protein metabolism in human skeletal muscle. Metabolism: clinical and experimental. Jan 2013;62(1):144-151, PMID: 22959478, PMCID: PMCID: PMC3680880.
  17. Dickinson JM, Rasmussen BB. Amino acid transporters in the regulation of human skeletal muscle protein metabolism. Current opinion in clinical nutrition and metabolic care. Nov 2013;16(6):638-644, PMID: 24100668, PMCJournal - In Process.
  18. Dickinson JM, Volpi E, Rasmussen BB. Exercise and nutrition to target protein synthesis impairments in aging skeletal muscle. Exercise and sport sciences reviews. Oct 2013;41(4):216-223, PMID: 23873131, PMCID: PMC3790587.
  19. Doucet BM. Five years later: achieving professional effectiveness to move neurorehabilitation forward. The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Sep-Oct 2013;67(5):e106-119, PMID: 23968801, PMC Journal - In Process.
  20. Doucet BM, Griffin L. High-versus low-frequency stimulation effects on fine motor control in chronic hemiplegia: a pilot study. Topics in stroke rehabilitation. Jul-Aug 2013;20(4):299-307, PMID: 23893829.
  21. Doucet BM, Gutman SA. Quantifying function: the rest of the measurement story. The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Jan-Feb 2013;67(1):7-9, PMID: 23245777, PMCID: PMC3722663.
  22. Doucet BM, Mettler JA. Effects of a dynamic progressive orthotic intervention for chronic hemiplegia: a case series. Journal of hand therapy : official journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists. Apr-Jun 2013;26(2):139-146; quiz 147, PMID: 23149271.
  23. Drummond MJ, Timmerman KL, Markofski MM, Walker DK, Dickinson JM, Jamaluddin M, Brasier AR, Rasmussen BB, Volpi E. Short-term bed rest increases TLR4 and IL-6 expression in skeletal muscle of older adults. American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology. Aug 1 2013;305(3):R216-223, PMID: 23761639, PMCID: PMC3743002.
  24. El Ayadi A, Stieren ES, Barral JM, Boehning D. Ubiquilin-1 and protein quality control in Alzheimer disease. Prion. Mar-Apr 2013;7(2):164-169, PMID: 23360761, PMCID: PMC3609125.
  25. Fisher SR, Kuo YF, Sharma G, Raji MA, Kumar A, Goodwin JS, Ostir GV, Ottenbacher KJ. Mobility after hospital discharge as a marker for 30-day readmission. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences. Jul 2013;68(7):805-810, PMID: 23254776, PMCID: PMC3674716.
  26. Fry CS, Drummond MJ, Glynn EL, Dickinson JM, Gundermann DM, Timmerman KL, Walker DK, Volpi E, Rasmussen BB. Skeletal muscle autophagy and protein breakdown following resistance exercise are similar in younger and older adults. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences. May 2013;68(5):599-607, PMID: 23089333, PMCID: PMC3623482.
  27. Galloway RV, Granger CV, Karmarkar AM, Graham JE, Deutsch A, Niewczyk P, DiVita MA, Ottenbacher KJ. The Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation: report of patients with debility discharged from inpatient rehabilitation programs in 2000-2010. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists. Jan 2013;92(1):14-27, PMID: 23117268, PMCID: PMC3652310.
  28. Glynn EL, Fry CS, Timmerman KL, Drummond MJ, Volpi E, Rasmussen BB. Addition of carbohydrate or alanine to an essential amino acid mixture does not enhance human skeletal muscle protein anabolism. The Journal of nutrition. Mar 2013;143(3):307-314, PMID: 23343676, PMCID: PMC3713020.
  29. Goodwin JS, Lin YL, Singh S, Kuo YF. Variation in length of stay and outcomes among hospitalized patients attributable to hospitals and hospitalists. Journal of general internal medicine. Mar 2013;28(3):370-376, PMID: 23129162, PMCID: PMC3579964.
  30. Goodwin JS, Tan A, Jaramillo E, Kuo YF. Prostate-specific antigen testing in men aged 40-64 years: impact of publication of clinical trials. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. May 15 2013;105(10):743-745, PMID: 23459245, PMCID: PMC3716227.
  31. Graham JE, Deutsch A, O'Connell AA, Karmarkar AM, Granger CV, Ottenbacher KJ. Inpatient rehabilitation volume and functional outcomes in stroke, lower extremity fracture, and lower extremity joint replacement. Medical care. May 2013;51(5):404-412, PMID: 23579350, PMCID: PMC3625251.
  32. 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. Oct 1 2013, PMID: 24088780, PMCID: PMC3944381.
  33. Howrey BT, Kuo YF, Lin YL, Goodwin JS. The impact of PSA screening on prostate cancer mortality and overdiagnosis of prostate cancer in the United States. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences. Jan 2013;68(1):56-61, PMID: 22562961, PMCID: PMC3598363.
  34. Jaramillo E, Tan A, Yang L, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS. Variation among primary care physicians in prostate-specific antigen screening of older men. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. Oct 16 2013;310(15):1622-1624, PMID: 24129467, PMCID: PMC4006968.
  35. Kuo YF, Loresto FL, Jr., Rounds LR, Goodwin JS. States with the least restrictive regulations experienced the largest increase in patients seen by nurse practitioners. Health affairs (Project Hope). Jul 2013;32(7):1236-1243, PMID: 23836739, PMCID: PMC3951772.
  36. Kuo YF, Raji MA, Goodwin JS. Association between proportion of provider clinical effort in nursing homes and potentially avoidable hospitalizations and medical costs of nursing home residents. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Oct 2013;61(10):1750-1757, PMID: 24000945, PMCID: PMC3797177.
  37. Lee J, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS. The effect of electronic medical record adoption on outcomes in US hospitals. BMC health services research. 2013;13:39, PMID: 23375071, PMCID: PMC3568047.
  38. Lyons EJ, Hatkevich C. Prevalence of behavior changing strategies in fitness video games: theory-based content analysis. Journal of medical Internet research. 2013;15(5):e81, PMID: 23651701, PMCID: PMC3650924.
  39. Markofski MM, Carrillo AE, Timmerman KL, Jennings K, Coen PM, Pence BD, Flynn MG. Exercise Training Modifies Ghrelin and Adiponectin Concentrations and Is Related to Inflammation in Older Adults. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences. Sep 7 2013, PMID: 24013674, PMC  Journal - In Process.
  40. 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. Aug 22 2013, PMID: 23973925, PMC Journal - In Process.
  41. Nishi SP, Wang Y, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS, Sharma G. Spirometry Use among Older Adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: 1999-2008. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Sep 20 2013, PMID: 24053440, PMC Journal - In Process.
  42. Ostir GV, Berges IM, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS, Fisher SR, Guralnik JM. Mobility activity and its value as a prognostic indicator of survival in hospitalized older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Apr 2013;61(4):551-557, PMID: 23527951, PMCID: PMC3628089.
  43. Paddon-Jones D. Perspective: Exercise and protein supplementation in frail elders. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. Jan 2013;14(1):73-74, PMID: 23128025.
  44. Parmar AD, Sheffield KM, Han Y, Vargas GM, Guturu P, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS, Riall TS. Evaluating comparative effectiveness with observational data: Endoscopic ultrasound and survival in pancreatic cancer. Cancer. Nov 1 2013;119(21):3861-3869, PMID: 23922148, PMCID: PMC3811156.
  45. Porter C, Borsheim E, Sidossis LS. Does adipose tissue thermogenesis play a role in metabolic health? Journal of obesity. 2013;2013:204094, PMID: 23691283, PMCID: PMC3652160.
  46. Porter C, Cotter M, Diaz EC, Jennings K, Herndon DN, Borsheim E. Amino acid infusion fails to stimulate skeletal muscle protein synthesis up to 1 year after injury in children with severe burns. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. Jun 2013;74(6):1480-1485, PMID: 23694875, PMCID: PMC3732032.
  47. Porter C, Herndon DN, Sidossis LS, Borsheim E. The impact of severe burns on skeletal muscle mitochondrial function. Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries. Sep 2013;39(6):1039-1047, PMID: 23664225, PMCID: PMC3729601.
  48. Porter C, Hurren NM, Herndon DN, Borsheim E. Whole body and skeletal muscle protein turnover in recovery from burns. International journal of burns and trauma. 2013;3(1):9-17, PMID: 23386981, PMCID: PMC3560488.
  49. Raji MA, Lowery M, Lin YL, Kuo YF, Baillargeon J, Goodwin JS. National utilization patterns of warfarin use in older patients with atrial fibrillation: a population-based study of Medicare Part D beneficiaries. The Annals of pharmacotherapy. Jan 2013;47(1):35-42, PMID: 23324508, PMCID: PMC4006962.
  50. Reidy PT, Walker DK, Dickinson JM, Gundermann DM, Drummond MJ, Timmerman KL, Fry CS, Borack MS, Cope MB, Mukherjea R, Jennings K, Volpi E, Rasmussen BB. Protein blend ingestion following resistance exercise promotes human muscle protein synthesis. The Journal of nutrition. Apr 2013;143(4):410-416, PMID: 23343671, PMCID: PMC3738242.
  51. Salinas JJ, Su D, Al Snih S. Border health in the shadow of the Hispanic paradox: issues in the conceptualization of health disparities in older Mexican Americans living in the Southwest. Journal of cross-cultural gerontology. Sep 2013;28(3):251-266, PMID: 23846801.
  52. Sharif R, Cuevas CR, Wang Y, Arora M, Sharma G. Guideline adherence in management of stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Respiratory medicine. Jul 2013;107(7):1046-1052, PMID: 23639271.
  53. Sharma G, Wang Y, Graham JE, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS. Provider continuity prior to the diagnosis of advanced lung cancer and end-of-life care. PloS one. 2013;8(9):e74690, PMID: 24019974, PMCID: PMC3760849.
  54. Sheffield KM, McAdams PS, Benarroch-Gampel J, Goodwin JS, Boyd CA, Zhang D, Riall TS. Overuse of preoperative cardiac stress testing in medicare patients undergoing elective noncardiac surgery. Annals of surgery. Jan 2013;257(1):73-80, PMID: 22964739, PMCID: PMC3521863.
  55. Sheffield-Moore M, Wiktorowicz JE, Soman KV, Danesi CP, Kinsky MP, Dillon EL, Randolph KM, Casperson SL, Gore DC, Horstman AM, Lynch JP, Doucet BM, Mettler JA, Ryder JW, Ploutz-Snyder LL, Hsu JW, Jahoor F, Jennings K, White GR, McCammon SD, Durham WJ. Sildenafil increases muscle protein synthesis and reduces muscle fatigue. Clinical and translational science. Dec 2013;6(6):463-468, PMID: 24330691, PMC Journal – In Process.
  56. 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. Dec 5 2013, PMID: 24307260, PMCID: PMC3965757.
  57. Szczesny B, Olah G, Walker DK, Volpi E, Rasmussen BB, Szabo C, Mitra S. Deficiency in repair of the mitochondrial genome sensitizes proliferating myoblasts to oxidative damage. PloS one. 2013;8(9):e75201, PMID: 24066171, PMCID: PMCID: PMC3774773.
  58. Tan A, Kuo YF, Elting LS, Goodwin JS. Refining physician quality indicators for screening mammography in older women: distinguishing appropriate use from overuse. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Mar 2013;61(3):380-387, PMID: 23452077, PMCID: PMC3602404.
  59. Tan A, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS. Predicting life expectancy for community-dwelling older adults from Medicare claims data. American journal of epidemiology. Sep 15 2013;178(6):974-983, PMID: 23851579, PMCID: PMC3775541.
  60. Volpi E, Campbell WW, Dwyer JT, Johnson MA, Jensen GL, Morley JE, Wolfe RR. Is the optimal level of protein intake for older adults greater than the recommended dietary allowance? The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences. Jun 2013;68(6):677-681, PMID: 23183903, PMCID: PMCID: PMC3660117.
  61. Zhou M, Guo J, Cha J, Chae M, Chen S, Barral JM, Sachs MS, Liu Y. Non-optimal codon usage affects expression, structure and function of clock protein FRQ. Nature. Mar 7 2013;495(7439):111-115, PMID: 23417067, PMCID: PMC3629845.


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