Biography

Prof. Carmen Cuffari

The Johns Hopkins University, USA


Email: ccuffari@jhmi.edu


Qualifications

1985 MD, University of Ottawa

1979 B.Sc., University of Ottawa


Publications

  1. Cuffari C, Rubin SZ and Krantis A. Routine use of Nitric Oxide (NO) Stain in the Differential Diagnosis of Hirschsprung’s Disease. J Pediatric Surg 1993;28:1202-1204.
  2. Cuffari C, Theoret, Y, Seidman E. Measurement of Erythrocyte 6-Mercaptopurine (6-MP) metabolites in pediatric IBD: Correlation with Efficacy and Toxicity. Gut 1996;39:401-406.
  3. Cuffari C, Theoret Y,Latour S, Seidman EG. Quantitiation of 6-thioguanine in peripheral blood leukocyte DNA in Crohn’s disease patients on maintenance 6-MP. Can J Physiol Pharmacol 1996;74:580-5.
  4. Cuffari C, Bass J, Rubin SZ, and Krantis A. Dysplastic Nitrergic Neurons in the rectum of a patient with rectal ectasia. J Pediatric Surg 1997;323:1237-1240.
  5. Cuffari C, Seidman EG, DuBois J, Brochu P and Alvarez F. Acute intrahepatic Portal Vein Thrombosis in Biliary Artesia. Euro J Pediatr 1997;156:186-189.
  6. Cuffari C, Bayless TM. Crohn’s disease: Age of onset determines clinical phenotype. Gastroenterology International 1997;10:89-98.
  7. Cuffari C, Brochu P, Russo P and Alvarez F. A case of relapsing fulminant non a, non b, non c hepatitis. Hepatogastroenterology 1998;45:2348-2351.
  8. Cuffari C, Hunt S, Bayless T.  Enhanced bioavailability of Imuran versus generic azathioprine correlates with efficacy in IBD. Aliment Pharm Ther 2000;14:1009.
  9. Attard T, Askin F, Cuffari C. Appendiceal inversion as a lead point for recurrent intussusception in a child with cystic fibrosis. J Pediatr Gastro Nutr 2000;31:300-2.
  10. Attard T, Giardiello FM, Argani P, Brensinger JD, Booker S, Cuffari C. Fundic gland polyposis with high grade dysplasia in a child with attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis and familial gastric cancer. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2001;32:215-218.
  11. Cuffari C, Hunt S, Bayless TM. Utilization of erythrocyte 6-thioguanine metabolite levels to optimize therapy in IBD. GUT 2001;48:642-646.
  12. Attard TM, Yardley JH, Cuffari C. Gastric Polyps in Pediatrics: An 18 year Hospital Based Analysis. Am J Gastroenterol 2002;97:298-301.
  13. Attard TM, Abraham S, Cuffari C. The clinical spectrum of duodenal polyps in pediatrics.  J Pediatr Gastro Nutr 2003;36:116-119.
  14. S. Naidu, G. Bibat, L.Kratz, R. Kelley, J. Pevsner, Cuffari, C, Rohde, E. Hoffman, M. Blue, M. Johnston. Clinical Variability in Rett Syndrome, J Child Neuro 2003;18:662-668.
  15. Attard TM, Cuffari C, Tajouri T, Stoner JA, Eisenberg MT, Yarley JH, Abraham SC, Perry D, Vanderhoof J, Lynch H. Multicenter experience with upper gastrointestinal polyps in pediatric patients with familial adenomatous polyposis. Am J Gastroenterol 2004;99:681-686.
  16. Darbari A, Sena L, Argani P, Oliva-Hemker M, Thompson R, Cuffari C. Gadolinum enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (G-MRI) in diagnosing Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. IBD 2004;10:67-72.
  17. Cuffari C production in patients with Crohn’s disease. Dig Dis Sc 2004;49:133-137.g, Li DY, Mahoney J, Barnes Y, Bayless TM. Peripheral mononuclear cell DNA 6-thioguanine metabolite levels correlate with decreased interferon-
  18. Cuffari C, Dassoupolus T. Bayless TM. Thiopurine methyl-transferase activity influences clinical response to azathioprine therapy in patients with IBD. Clin Gastroenterol Hepato 2004;2:410-417.
  19. Attard TM, Horton S, DeVito S, Oliva-Hemker M, Thompson R, Cuffari C. Pediatric Jejunoileitis: A severe Crohn’s disease phenotype that requires intensive nutritional support. IBD 2004:10;357-360.
  20. Li DY, Barnes Y, Thompson RE, Cuffari C. Who should request a breath hydrogen test ? A six-year feasibility, sensitivity of clinical suspicion and cost-effectiveness analysis. J Appl Res 2004;4:266-270.
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