Lauren C. Balmert
Northwestern University
Coal miningInternal medicineObstetricsDemographyOdds ratioRenal functionCardiologyRetrospective cohort studyMortality ratePediatricsEmergency medicineSpina bifidaCardiac surgeryCardiomyopathyPregnancyBody mass indexPopulationCause of deathPoison controlComputer scienceConfidence intervalCoalMedicineCohortGerontologyEnvironmental health
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#1Shahriar Shayan (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 2
#2Obianuju Okocha (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 3
Last. Charles W. Hogue (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 56
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Objectives null To evaluate whether there is a relationship between preoperative anemia and domain-specific cognitive performance in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. null null null Design null Retrospective analysis of data collected from a randomized study. null null null Setting null Tertiary care university hospital. null null null Participants null A total of 436 patients age ≥55 years undergoing cardiac surgery. null null null Intervention null None. null null null Measurements and Main...
#1Jennifer Jao (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 3
#2Lauren C. Balmert (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 8
Last. Derek LeRoith (ISMMS: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)H-Index: 122
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PURPOSE We assessed the effect of untreated HIV infection as well as different antiretroviral therapy (ART) on the metabolome/lipidome. METHODS Widely-targeted plasma metabolomic and lipidomic profiling was performed on HIV-seronegative individuals and persons living with HIV (PLHIV) before and after initiating ART [tenofovir/emtricitabine plus atazanavir/ritonavir (ATV/r) or darunavir/ritonavir (DRV/r) or raltegravir (RAL)]. Orthogonal partial least squares discriminant analysis was used to ass...
#1Jennifer Jao (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 3
#2Lauren C. Balmert (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 8
Last. Stephen Arpadi (UCT: University of Cape Town)
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BACKGROUND Early-life metabolic derangements in HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) infants have been reported. METHODS Pregnant women with HIV and HIV-uninfected pregnant women were enrolled with their newborns in a US cohort from 2011 to 2015. We measured cord insulin, C-peptide, and metabolic cytokines of HEU and HIV-unexposed uninfected (HUU) newborns using ELISA and metabolites, lipid subspecies, and eicosanoids via liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. Linear regression was employed to assess ...
Background null Asymptomatic brain ischemic injury detected with diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) is reported in more than one-half of patients after cardiac surgery. There are conflicting findings on whether DWI-detected covert stroke is associated with neurocognitive dysfunction after surgery, and it is unclear whether such ischemic injury affects quality of life or behavioral outcomes. The purpose of this study was to perform exploratory analysis on whether covert stroke af...
#1Monica M. Yang (UCSF: University of California, San Francisco)
#2Lauren C. Balmert (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 8
Last. John Varga (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 102
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Objective null While interstitial lung disease (ILD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in systemic sclerosis (SSc), there remains a paucity of predictive markers to assess disease progression. We previously demonstrated that adipose tissue metabolism and adipokine homeostasis is dysregulated in SSc. We sought to determine the association and predictive ability of the novel adipokine C1q/TNF-Related Protein 9 (CTRP9) for SSc-ILD. null Methods null We performed a retrospective longit...
#1Kelsey McAfee (NU: Northwestern University)
#2Will T. Rosenow (NU: Northwestern University)
Last. Gregory Webster (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 13
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The clinical implications of abnormal chromosomal microarray (CMA) remain unclear for children less than 1 year of age with critical heart disease. Our objective was to determine whether abnormal CMA was related to surgical severity scores or to pre-determined clinical outcomes, including cardiac arrest. Retrospective review of children under 1 year of age admitted to a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit from December, 2014 to September, 2017. Associations between CMA result and cardiac arres...
#1Charles W. Hogue (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 56
#2Charles H. Brown (JHUSOM: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)H-Index: 27
Last. Kenton J. Zehr (DMC: Detroit Medical Center)
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The purpose of this study was to determine if setting mean arterial pressure (MAP) targets during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) based on individualized cerebral autoregulation data reduces the frequency of neurological complications compared with usual care. Patients (n=460) ≥ 55 years old at risk for neurological complications were randomized to have MAP targets during CPB to be above the lower limit of transcranial Doppler determined cerebral autoregulation versus usual institutional practices....
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#1Daniel T. Robinson (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 11
#2Linda Van Horn (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 99
Last. William A. Grobman (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 43
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#1Gregory Webster (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 13
#2Lauren C. Balmert (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 8
Last. Carl L. Backer (Boston Children's Hospital)H-Index: 3
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BACKGROUND Postoperative infections can occur during surgical replacement of pulse generators for pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. The incidence of infection is poorly documented in children and patients with adult congenital heart disease. The utility of surveillance cultures obtained from device pocket swabs is unknown in this group. METHODS We reviewed surgical replacements of cardiovascular implantable pulse generators from 2010 to 2017. Two cohorts were defined. In a ...
#1David I. Chu (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 12
#2Lauren C. Balmert (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 8
Last. Tamara Isakova (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 46
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Purpose:Kidney dysfunction in spina bifida is usually detected by low estimated glomerular filtration rate or ultrasound based hydronephrosis. We assessed the diagnostic test characteristics of hyd...
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