Roberta A. Ballard

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Emeritus Professor CE of Pediatrics
Department: Pediatrics

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Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2155901000
A.B. (Chemistry)
Earlham College, Richmond, IN, 1961.
University of Chicago, 1965.
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Selected Publications

Gluckman PD, Wyatt JS, Azzopardi D, Ballard R, Edwards AD, Ferriero DM, Polin RA, Robertson CM, Thoresen M, Whitelaw A, Gunn A et al: Selective head cooling with mild systemic hypotermia after neontal encephalopathy: multicentre randomised trial. Lancet 365(9460): 663-670, 2005.

DeRegnier R, Ballard RA, O'shea TM, Piecuch R, Walsh M, Aschner JL: Neontal perinatal medicine fellowship training in long-term outcomes of Neontal intensive caer unit graduates. J Perinatol 25: 423-425, 2005.

Ekekezie II, Thibeault DW, Simon DS, Norberg M, Merrill JD, Ballard RA, Ballard PL, Truog WE: Low Levels of Tissue Inhibitors of Metalloproteinase-9/Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase-1 Ratio Are Present in Tracheal Aspirate Fluids of Infants Who Develop Chronic Lung Disease. Pediatrics 113(6): 1709-1714, 2004.

Merrill JD, Ballard RA, Cnaan A, Hibbs A, Godinez RI, Godinez MH, Truog TE and Ballard PL: Dysfunction of Pulmonary Surgactant in Chronically Ventilated Premature Infants. Pediatric Res 56: 918-26, 2004.

Merrill JD and Ballard RA: Pulmonary surfactant for neonatal respiratory disorders. Curr Opin Pediatr 151: 149-154, 2003.

Lorch SA, Banks BA, Christie J, Merrill JD, Althaous J, Schmidt K, Ballard PL, Ischiropoulos H, Ballard RA: Plasma 3-nitrotyrosine and outcome in neonates with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia after inhaled nitric oxide. Free RAdical Biology and Medicine 34(9): 1146-1152, 2003.

Ballard PL, Merrill JD, Godinez RI, Godinez MH, Troug WE, and Ballard RA: Surfactant protein profile of pulmonary surfactant in premature infants. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 168: 1123-1128, 2003.

Banks BA, Macones G, Cnaan A, Stouffer N, Merrill JD, Stamilio D, Ballard PL, Ballard RA and teh North American TRH Study Group: Multiple Courses of antenatal corticosteroids are associated with early severe lung disease in preterm neonates. J Perinatol 22: 101-107, 2002.

Ballard DW, Li Y, Evans J, Ballard RA, Ubel PA: Fear of litigation may increase resuscitation of infants born near teh limits of viability. J Pediatr 104(6): 713-718, 2002.

Truog WE, Pallotto E, Clark P, Banks BA, Kaftan HA, Ekekezie II, Norberg M, Ballard RA: Interaction of endogenous endothelin-1 and inhaled nitric oxide in term and preterm infants. Clinical Science 103(48): 294S-297S, 2002.

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