CTSA Program Publications
The publications shown on this website are not inclusive all of the publications generated by the CTSA Program and its funded institutions. Publications shown below are a curated list of more recent publications and/or publications that have been submitted to CLIC as a product of NCATS related information, CTSA Program group initiative (i.e. Steering Committee, EC or Working Group), or CLIC funded initiative (Un-Meeting or Synergy Paper). Only publications that have NCATS and/or a CTSA Program funded institution acknowledged will be considered for display on this website. Should you wish to share an applicable publication please Contact Us.
- Bioactive materials
Infection in hard tissue regeneration is a clinically-relevant challenge. Development of scaffolds with dual function for promoting bone/dental tissue growth and preventing bacterial infections is a critical need in the field.
- Arthritis care & research
To develop and initially validate a global cognitive performance score (CPS) for the Pediatric Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics (PedANAM) to serve as a screening tool of cognition in childhood lupus.
Background and Aims In patients with chronic liver diseases (CLD) with or without cirrhosis, existing data on the risk of adverse outcomes with SARS-CoV-2 infection have been mixed or have limited generalizability.
- Journal of Clinical Oncology
- Journal of behavioral medicine
This study evaluated one positive and one negative aspect of social functioning (social support and social constraint, respectively) to increase understanding of its relation to psychological functioning (distress and wellbeing) after cancer diagnosis. Participants in this longitudinal study were recently diagnosed, predominately late stage, first primary cancer survivors (n = 48).
- Medical mycology case reports
Cryptococcal meningoencephalitis (CM) classically occurs in individuals with advanced HIV infection, solid organ transplants, or other immunocompromising conditions. We report a case of fatal CM in a 78-year-old woman with well-controlled HIV infection who had delayed diagnosis, persistently elevated intracranial pressure and pleocytosis of the cerebrospinal fluid.
- Magnetic resonance in medicine
Sickle cell anemia is a blood disorder that alters the morphology and the oxygen affinity of the red blood cells. Cerebral oxygen extraction fraction measurements using quantitative BOLD contrast have been used for assessing inadequate oxygen delivery and the subsequent risk of ischemic stroke in sickle cell anemia.
- Clinical and Translational Science
The mission of translational science is to bring predictivity and efficiency to the development and dissemination of interventions that improve human health. Ten years ago this year, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences was founded to embody, conduct, and support this new discipline.
- American journal of preventive medicine
Clinical preventive services can reduce mortality and morbidity, but Americans receive only half of the recommended care. Although wellness visits protect time for clinicians to review needs and discuss care with patients, studies have not shown that having a wellness visit improves health outcomes.
- Lupus science & medicine
Cardiovascular complications became a notable cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with lupus as therapeutic advancements became more efficient at managing other complications. The Appalachian community in Kentucky has a higher prevalence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors, predisposing them to cardiovascular events.
- Translational research : the journal of laboratory and clinical medicine
Oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) in the infant brain give rise to mature oligodendrocytes that myelinate CNS axons. OPCs are particularly vulnerable to oxidative stress that occurs in many forms of brain injury. One common cause of infant brain injury is neonatal intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), which releases blood into the CSF and brain parenchyma of preterm infants.
Individuals vary in their response to psychological and physiological stressors, and this reactivity can be captured using measures of cortisol. Previous research suggests cortisol reactivity is under some degree of genetic control; however, the measures used have varied widely.
- Health economics
Using data from Truven Health MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters Database between 2009 and 2015, we studied the effects of medical and recreational marijuana laws on opioid prescribing in employer-sponsored health insurance.
Drawing from marketing literature, shopper solutions and food bundles (that group items to be used together) can promote purchase intention, efficacy, and related outcomes. Similarly, meal kits boxes (food bundles with step-by-step instructions to prepare home-cooked meals) have potential to be an accessible intervention to facilitate healthy, at-home food preparation and intake.
- Multiple sclerosis and related disorders
We investigated if anti-tumor necrosis factor-α (anti-TNF-α) drugs used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) alter the incidence of MS and if so, to understand the magnitude of such an effect. This is a retrospective cohort study of data from Truven Health Market Scan administrative claims database. The patients included in the study had to be ≥ 18 years of age.