Oscar Henry Mayer

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Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Pulmonologist, Neuromuscular Disorders Clinic, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical Director, Pulmonary Function Testing Laboratory, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Center for Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Lead Pulmonologist
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Division of Pulmonary Medicine
11309 Colket Center
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3501 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-3749
Fax: 215-590-3500
BA (Biology)
Middlebury College, 1990.
University of Pittsburgh, 1995.
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Description of Research Expertise

Chest wall mechanics
Assessment of chest wall and spinal disorders
The pulmonary manifestations of neuromuscular disease
Pediatric Pulmonary Function Testing

Description of Itmat Expertise

Pulmonary morbidity in neuromuscular disease and chest wall and spine disease
Pediatric pulmonary function testing

Selected Publications

Udupa JK, Y Tong, A Caprano, JM McDonough, OH Mayer, S Ho, P Wileyto, DA Torigian, and RM Campbell: Understanding respiratory restrictions as a function of the scoliotic spinal curve in thoracic insufficiency syndrome: A 4D dynamic MR imaging study. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics 2018.

G Redding, OH Mayer, K White, V Bompadre, J Emerson, W Krengel, R Campbell: Maximal Respiratory Muscle Strength and Vital Capacity in Children with Early Onset Scoliosis. Spine 42(23): 1799-1804, Dec 2017.

Pascoe JE, H Sawnani, OH Mayer, K McConnell, JM McDonough, C White, AM Rutkowski, RS Amin, AC Modi. : Adherence and Barriers to Hyperinsufflation in Children with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy Pediatric Pulmonology 52(7): 939-945, July 2017.

Buyse GM, T Voit, U Schara, CSM Staathof, MG D’Angelo, G Bernert, J-M Cuisset, RS Finkel, N Goemans, C Rummey, M Leinonen, OH Mayer, P Spagnolo, T Meier, C McDonald, and the DELOS Study Group: Treatment effect of idebenone on inspiratory function in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Pediatric Pulmonology 52(4): 508-12, April 2017.

Meier T, C Rummey, M Leinonen, P Spagnolo, OH Mayer and GM Buyse for the DELOS Study Group : Characterization of pulmonary function in 10-18 year old patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy Neuromuscular Disorders 27(4): 307-314, April 2017.

Nossov SB, E Curatolo, RM Campbell, OH Mayer, JT Smith, S Garg, JM Flynn, PJ Cahill, and The Children’s Spine Study Group. : VEPTR: Are We Reducing Respiratory Assistance Requirements at Two Years? Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics Page: doi: 10.1097, Jan 2017 Notes: epub ahead of print.

Mayer OH, H Sawnani, M Toussaint: Respiratory physiotherapy across the lifespan: ventilation support; Indications and technique Management of Neuromuscular Disorders in Children 2017 Notes: in press.

Koltsida G and OH Mayer: Pectus Excavatum and Carinatum. American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatric Pulmonology 2017 Notes: in press.

Mayer OH, M Leinonen, C Rummey, T Meier, and GB Buyse for the DELOS Study Group: Efficacy of idebenone to preserve respiratory function above clinically relevant thresholds for forced vital capacity (FVC) in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Journal of Neuromuscular Disorders 4(3): 189-198, 2017.

Mayer OH, EK Henrickson, CM McDonald, GM Buyse: Advances in Pulmonary Care in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. European Neurological Review 2017 Notes: in press.

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Last updated: 05/16/2018
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