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James Sinacore, PhD


Public Health Sciences
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  • Plasma C-reactive protein levels in bipolar depression during cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor combination treatment Edberg, D.; Hoppensteadt, D.; Walborn, A.; Fareed, J.; Sinacore, J.; Halaris, A., Journal of psychiatric research
  • Topical nicotinic receptor activation improves wound bacterial infection outcomes and TLR2-mediated inflammation in diabetic mouse wounds. Kishibe, M; Griffin, TM; Goslawski, M; Sinacore, J; Kristian, SA; Radek, KA, Wound repair and regeneration : official publication of the Wound Healing Society [and] the European Tissue Repair Society
  • Cutaneous Burn Injury Modulates Urinary Antimicrobial Peptide Responses and the Urinary Microbiome Plichta, J. K.; Holmes, C. J.; Nienhouse, V.; Puszynski, M.; Gao, X.; Dong, Q.; Lin, H.; Sinacore, J.; Zilliox, M.; Toh, E.; Nelson, D. E.; Gamelli, R. L.; Radek, K. A., Critical care medicine
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  • Delay in diagnosis of celiac disease in patients without gastrointestinal complaints Paez, M. A.; Gramelspacher, A. M.; Sinacore, J.; Winterfield, L.; Venu, M., The American Journal of Medicine
  • Vascular endothelial growth factor: Potential predictor of treatment response in major depression Clark-Raymond, A.; Meresh, E.; Hoppensteadt, D.; Fareed, J.; Sinacore, J.; Garlenski, B.; Halaris, A., The world journal of biological psychiatry : the official journal of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry
  • Does escitalopram reduce neurotoxicity in major depression? Halaris, A.; Myint, A. M.; Savant, V.; Meresh, E.; Lim, E.; Guillemin, G.; Hoppensteadt, D.; Fareed, J.; Sinacore, J., Journal of psychiatric research
  • Peri-operative epidural may not be the preferred form of analgesia in select patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy Axelrod, T. M.; Mendez, B. M.; Abood, G. J.; Sinacore, J. M.; Aranha, G. V.; Shoup, M., Journal of surgical oncology
  • Should Age Limit the Use of Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis: Results of National Survey Al-Nouri, O.; Sinacore, J.; Halandras, P.; Hershberger, R., Vascular and endovascular surgery
  • Development of Verbal HITS for Intimate Partner Violence Screening in Family Medicine Shakil, A.; Bardwell, J.; Sherin, K.; Sinacore, J. M.; Zitter, R.; Kindratt, T. B., Family medicine
  • Identification of larvicide-resistant catch basins from three years of larvicide trials in a suburb of chicago IL, Harbison, J. E.; Sinacore, J. M.; Henry, M.; Xamplas, C.; Dugas, L. R.; Ruiz, M. O., Environmental health insights
  • The Association between Survival and the Pathologic Features of Periampullary Tumors Varies over Time Plichta, J. K.; Godambe, A. S.; Fridirici, Z.; Yong, S.; Sinacore, J. M.; Abood, G. J.; Aranha, G. V., HPB surgery : a world journal of hepatic, pancreatic and biliary surgery
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor: a potential diagnostic biomarker for major depression Clark-Raymond, A.; Meresh, E.; Hoppensteadt, D.; Fareed, J.; Sinacore, J.; Halaris, A., Journal of psychiatric research
  • A pilot study examining moral distress in nurses working in one United States burn center Leggett, J. M.; Wasson, K.; Sinacore, J. M.; Gamelli, R. L., Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association
  • Ambulation of hospitalized gynecologic surgical patients: a randomized controlled trial Liebermann, M.; Awad, M.; Dejong, M.; Rivard, C.; Sinacore, J.; Brubaker, L., OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
  • Long-term follow-up of patients on drug holiday from bisphosphonates: real-world setting Chiha, M.; Myers, L. E.; Ball, C. A.; Sinacore, J. M.; Camacho, P. M., Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • Bladder drainage during labor: a randomized controlled trial. Rivard, C.; Awad, M.; Liebermann, M.; Dejong, M.; Massey, S. M.; Sinacore, J.; Brubaker, L., Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Research
  • Predicting acute kidney injury among burn patients in the 21st century: a classification and regression tree analysis Schneider, D. F.; Dobrowolsky, A.; Shakir, I. A.; Sinacore, J. M.; Mosier, M. J.; Gamelli, R. L., Journal of Burn Care & Research
  • Pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia (PASH) of the breast: a clinicopathological study of 79 cases. Drinka, E. K.; Bargaje, A.; Ersahin, C. H.; Patel, P.; Salhadar, A.; Sinacore, J.; Rajan, P., International Journal of Surgical Pathology
  • Conflict of interest disclosure in obstetrics & gynecology. Slagle, E.; Sinacore, J.; Brubaker, L., Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Pain scores are not predictive of pain medication utilization Galloway, S.; Chimhanda, M.; Sloan, J.; Anderson, C.; Sinacore, J.; Brubaker, L., Pain research and treatment
  • Phenazopyridine does not improve catheter discomfort following gynecologic surgery. Anderson, C.; Chimhanda, M.; Sloan, J.; Galloway, S.; Sinacore, J.; Brubaker, L., American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Radiation-related predictors of hematologic toxicity after concurrent chemoradiation for cervical cancer and implications for bone marrow-sparing pelvic IMRT. Albuquerque, K.; Giangreco, D.; Morrison, C.; Siddiqui, M.; Sinacore, J.; Potkul, R.; Roeske, J., International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics
  • Rocuronium for nonemergent intubation of term and preterm infants Feltman, D. M.; Weiss, M. G.; Nicoski, P.; Sinacore, J., Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association
  • Comparison of standardized uptake value-based positron emission tomography and computed tomography target volumes in esophageal cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy. Vali, F. S.; Nagda, S.; Hall, W.; Sinacore, J.; Gao, M.; Lee, S. H.; Hong, R.; Shoup, M.; Emami, B., International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease after lung transplantation: pathophysiology and implications for treatment. Davis, C. S.; Shankaran, V.; Kovacs, E. J.; Gagermeier, J.; Dilling, D.; Alex, C. G.; Love, R. B.; Sinacore, J.; Fisichella, P. M., Surgery
  • Incidence risk factors, and clinical outcomes of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter after heart transplantation., Dasari, T. W.; Pavlovic-Surjancev, B.; Patel, N.; Williams, A. A.; Ezidinma, P.; Rupani, A.; Sinacore, J. L.; Heroux, A. L., American Journal of Cardiology
  • Neurosurgical mortality rates: what variables affect mortality within a single institution and within a national database?. Hammers, R.; Anzalone, S.; Sinacore, J.; Origitano, T. C., Journal of neurosurgery
  • P-selectin in major depression: preliminary findings with venlafaxine treatment Piletz, J. E.; Halaris, A.; Iqbal, O.; Hoppensteadt, D.; Fareed, J.; Zhu, H.; Sinacore, J.; DeVane, C. L., International Journal of Health Science
  • Evaluation of computer-aided instruction in a gross anatomy course: a six-year study. McNulty, J. A.; Sonntag, B.; Sinacore, J. M., Anatomical Sciences Education
  • Facial nerve electromyographic monitoring to predict movement in patients titrated to a standard anesthetic depth. Jellish, W. S.; Leonetti, J. P.; Buoy, C. M.; Sinacore, J. M.; Sawicki, K. J.; Macken, M. P., Anesthesia & Analgesia
  • Nitric oxide branch of arginine metabolism in depression: effect of venlafaxine Piletz, J. E.; Halaris, A.; Iqbal, O.; Hoppensteadt, D.; Fareed, J.; Zhu, H.; Sinacore, J.; DeVane, C. L., International Journal of Health Science
  • Pro-inflammatory biomakers in depression: treatment with venlafaxine. Piletz, J. E.; Halaris, A.; Iqbal, O.; Hoppensteadt, D.; Fareed, J.; Zhu, H.; Sinacore, J.; Devane, C. L., World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
  • Single versus customized treatment planning for image-guided high-dose-rate brachytherapy for cervical cancer: dosimetric comparison and predicting factor for organs at risk overdose with single plan approach. Chi, A.; Gao, M.; Sinacore, J.; Nguyen, N. P.; Vali, F.; Albuquerque, K., International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics
  • Outcomes of bare metal versus drug-eluting stents in allograft vasculopathy. Reddy, P. R.; Gulati, A.; Steen, L.; Sinacore, J.; Leya, F.; Heroux, A., Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation
  • Patient-controlled analgesia combined with either ondansetron or ondansetron plus prochlorperazine for control of pain and nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing abdominal surgery Jellish, W. S.; Owen, K.; Fluder, E.; Sawicki, K.; Sinacore, J., Journal of clinical anesthesia
  • The relationship of body mass index and functional outcomes in patients with acute burns. Farrell, R. T.; Gamelli, R. L.; Aleem, R. F.; Sinacore, J. M., Journal of Burn Care & Research
  • Use of human acellular dermal matrix for hernia repair: friend or foe?. Candage, R.; Jones, K.; Luchette, F. A.; Sinacore, J. M.; Vandevender, D.; Reed, R. L., 2nd, Surgery
  • Association of educational attainment with HIV risk in African American active injection drug users. Hasnain, M.; Levy, J. A.; Mensah, E. K.; Sinacore, J. M., AIDS Care
  • Impact of exercise (walking) on blood pressure levels in African American adults with newly diagnosed hypertension. Sohn, A. J.; Hasnain, M.; Sinacore, J. M., Ethnicity & disease
  • Interobserver agreement in the interpretation of chromogenic in situ hybridization for detection of human papillomavirus in gynecologic cytology: an appraisal of 55 cases. Kouria, G.; Venkataraman, G.; Mehrotra, S.; Wojcik, E. M.; Sinacore, J., Acta Cytologica
  • Prediction of nonsentinel lymph node metastasis in sentinel node-positive breast carcinoma. Kapur, U.; Rubinas, T.; Ghai, R.; Sinacore, J.; Yao, K.; Rajan, P. B., Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
  • Reliability and validity of the injury prevention project home safety survey. Mason, M.; Christoffel, K. K.; Sinacore, J., Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
  • Test-taking behaviors on a multiple-choice exam are associated with performance on the exam and with learning style McNulty, J. A.; Sonntag, B.; Sinacore, J. M., Journal of the International Association of Medical Science Educators
  • Analysis of functional outcomes in patients discharged from an acute burn center. Farrell, R. T.; Gamelli, R. L.; Sinacore, J., Journal of Burn Care & Research
  • Duration of illness is an important variable for untreated children with juvenile dermatomyositis. Pachman, L. M.; Abbott, K.; Sinacore, J. M.; Amoruso, L.; Dyer, A.; Lipton, R.; Ilowite, N.; Hom, C.; Cawkwell, G.; White, A.; Rivas-Chacon, R.; Kimura, Y.; Ray, L.; Ramsey-Goldman, R., Journal of Pediatrics
  • Morphometric sum optical density as a surrogate marker for ploidy status in prostate cancer: an analysis in 180 biopsies using logistic regression and binary recursive partitioning. Venkataraman, G.; Ananthanarayanan, V.; Paner, G. P.; He, R.; Masoom, S.; Sinacore, J.; Flanigan, R. C.; Wojcik, E. M., Virchows Archiv
  • Influence of religiosity on HIV risk behaviors in active injection drug users. Hasnain, M.; Sinacore, J. M.; Mensah, E. K.; Levy, J. A., AIDS Care
  • Parental use of EpiPen for children with food allergies. Kim, J. S.; Sinacore, J. M.; Pongracic, J. A., Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
  • Uncovering histologic criteria with prognostic significance in toxic epidermal necrolysis Quinn, A. M.; Brown, K.; Bonish, B. K.; Curry, J.; Gordon, K. B.; Sinacore, J.; Gamelli, R. L.; Nickoloff, B. J., Archives of Dermatology
  • Validation of the HITS domestic violence screening tool with males. Shakil, A.; Donald, S.; Sinacore, J. M.; Krepcho, M., Family medicine
  • Physical activity behavior in older women with rheumatoid arthritis. Semanik, P.; Wilbur, J.; Sinacore, J.; Chang, R. W., Arthritis & Rheumatism
  • Functional outcomes of pediatric liver transplantation. Alonso, E. M.; Neighbors, K.; Mattson, C.; Sweet, E.; Ruch-Ross, H.; Berry, C.; Sinacore, J., Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition
  • History-taking behaviors associated with diagnostic competence of clerks: an exploratory study. Hasnain, M.; Bordage, G.; Connell, K. J.; Sinacore, J. M., Academic Medicine
  • Improving delivery of preventive health care with the comprehensive annotated reminder tool (CART). Shannon, K. C.; Sinacore, J. M.; Bennett, S. G.; Joshi, A. M.; Sherin, K. M.; Deitrich, A., Journal of Family Practice