Monday, July 28, 2014

What's new in Faculty Publications

Devices studied in "Effect of spectral transmittance through red-tinted rodent cages on circadian metabolism and physiology in nude rats." Daughty, 2013
137 references were added to Matas Faculty Publications in July, bringing the total citation count for 2014 to 592 publications authored or co-authored by our colleagues in the School of Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and the National Primate Center. Our scholarly output is on par with publication performance from last year. The final publication count for 2013 numbered 816 articles. As we pass the half year mark, we may well surpass last year's final publication count.

Featured publications from Pediatrics, Global Health Systems and Development, and Structural and Cellular Biology after the jump.

Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Dec;52(12):1173-5. doi: 10.1177/0009922813485122. Epub 2013 Apr 15.
Santoro JD, Case AE, El-Dahr J, Kanter J.

Dr Santoro et al published a case report in December 2013 on pneumonia in an adolescent with sickle cell disease (SCD). SCD patients are frequently encountered in the clinics of New Orleans, so this case report is of note because "...This patient population may be misdiagnosed with acute painful episodes as opposed to IPD [invasive pneumococcal disease] when initially presenting to urgent care centers and emergency rooms. There is a high risk inherent in overlooking such a severe infection, which can lead to death. Therefore, it is critical to be aware of the possibility of IPD and remain vigilant in the assessment of infection and the initiation of empirical antibiotics in patients with SCD who appear ill." 

Global Health Systems and Development
Strengths and weaknesses of Global Positioning System (GPS) data-loggers and semi-structured interviews for capturing fine-scale human mobility: findings from Iquitos, Peru.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Jun 12;8(6):e2888. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002888. eCollection 2014.
Paz-Soldan VA, Reiner RC Jr, Morrison AC, et al.

AIDS Behav. 2014 Jun 8. [Epub ahead of print]
Andrinopoulos K, Hembling J, Guardado ME, et al

2 provocative pubs originate from the Global Health Systems and Development in the School of Public Health. First, from PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Dr Paz-Soldan et al examines the efficacies of various GPS systems for data collection in Peru. Meanwhile, Dr. Andrinopoulos studies stigma, HIV testing, and transgendered women in El Salvador in a publication from AIDS Behavior

Structural and Cellular Biology
Effect of spectral transmittance through red-tinted rodent cages on circadian metabolism and physiology in nude rats. J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2013 Nov;52(6):745-55.
Dauchy RT, Wren MA, Dauchy EM, et al

A final publication from the Department of Structural and Cellular Biology examines "the hypothesis that red tint alters the circadian nocturnal melatonin signal and circadian oscillation of other metabolic and physiologic functions," finding "that spectral transmittance through red-colored cages significantly affects circadian regulation of neuroendocrine, metabolic, and physiologic parameters, potentially influencing both laboratory animal health and wellbeing and scientific outcomes." Although published in 2013, it seems this article only just made it's way through PubMed indexing this month. The point remains, folks may want to reconsider painting that bedroom cherry red.
About Matas Faculty Publications
This fully searchable online database collects publications by Tulane University faculty members in the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and the Tulane National Primate Research Center. The database will be updated monthly with fresh citations from PubMed, EMBASE and Web of Science. To add a pubcliation to our database contact Maureen Knapp or Laura Wright