Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2019 Higher hemoglobin A1C and atherogenic lipoprotein profiles in children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes mellitus.Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology.  15:30-34. 2019
2018 Dyslipidemia is associated with pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.Journal of Clinical Lipidology.  12:981-987. 2018
2018 Impact of vitamin D treatment on 25 hydroxy vitamin D levels and insulin homeostasis in obese African American adolescents in a randomized trial.Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology.  12:13-19. 2018
2018 Effectiveness of a carbohydrate restricted diet to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in adolescents with obesity: Trial design and methodology.Controlled Clinical Trials.  68:95-101. 2018
2018 An Unusual Case of Galactorrhea With Normal Serum Prolactin.Clinical Pediatrics.  57:238-240. 2018
2017 Approach to Hypertriglyceridemia in the Pediatric Population.Pediatrics in Review.  38:424-434. 2017
2017 Extreme hypertriglyceridemia, pseudohyponatremia, and pseudoacidosis in a neonate with lipoprotein lipase deficiency due to segmental uniparental disomy.Journal of Clinical Lipidology.  11:757-762. 2017
2017 Hospital Management of Severe Hypertriglyceridemia in Children.Current Pediatric Reviews.  13:225-231. 2017
2016 Effect of Prenatal versus Postnatal Vitamin D Deficiency on Pulmonary Structure and Function in Mice.American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology.  56:383-392. 2016
2016 Body mass index and glycemic control influence lipoproteins in children with type 1 diabetes.Journal of Clinical Lipidology.  10:1240-1247. 2016
2016 Overweight adolescents with type 2 diabetes have significantly higher lipoprotein abnormalities than those with type 1 diabetes.Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice.  115:83-89. 2016
2016 Rhabdomyolysis in Pediatric Patients With Diabetic Ketoacidosis or Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar State: A Case Series.Global Pediatric Health.  3:2333794X16671391. 2016
2015 Feasibility and efficacy of diabetic retinopathy screening among youth with diabetes in a pediatric endocrinology clinic: A cross-sectional studyDiabetology & Metabolic Syndrome.  7. 2015
2015 Bone Mineral Content as a Driver of Energy Expenditure in Prepubertal and Early Pubertal Boys.Journal of Pediatrics.  166:1397-1403. 2015
2015 Circulating levels of fibroblast growth factor-21 increase with age independently of body composition indices among healthy individuals.Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology.  2:77-82. 2015
2015 Metformin treatment improves weight and dyslipidemia in children with metabolic syndrome.Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism.  28:649-655. 2015
2015 Fibroblast growth factor-21, body composition, and insulin resistance in pre-pubertal and early pubertal males and females.Clinical Endocrinology.  82:550-556. 2015
2015 Diabetes Status and Race are Associated with Cardiovascular Risk Markers in Obese Adolescents.Endocrine Practice.  21:165-173. 2015
2015 Feasibility and efficacy of diabetic retinopathy screening among youth with diabetes in a pediatric endocrinology clinic: a cross-sectional study.Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome.  7:56. 2015
2014 Associations between vascular health indices and serum total, free and bioavailable 25-hydroxyvitamin D in adolescents.PLoS ONE.  9:e114689. 2014
2014 Insulin resistance indices are inversely associated with vitamin D binding protein concentrations.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.  99:178-183. 2014
2013 Glycemic control and diabetic dyslipidemia in adolescents with type 2 diabetes.Endocrine Practice.  19:972-979. 2013
2013 Vitamin D and calcium-sensing receptor polymorphisms differentially associate with resting energy expenditure in peripubertal children.Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism.  31:695-702. 2013
2013 Higher Serum Insulin Concentrations Positively Influence the Bone Mineral Density in African American Adolescents.British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research.  3:1050-1061. 2013
2013 BMI but Not Race Contributes to Vitamin D-Parathyroid Hormone Axis in Peripubertal Girls.ICAN: Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition.  5:100-105. 2013
2013 Parental perspectives of diabetes management in Alabama public schools.Southern Medical Journal.  106:274-279. 2013
2013 The role of the C2 gas in the emergence of C60 from the condensing carbon vapourCzechoslovak Journal of Physics.  67. 2013
2013 Invasive giant prolactinoma presenting as a nasal polyp.Journal of Pediatrics.  162:435-435.e1. 2013
2013 Subclinical Indication of Linkage Between Markers of Skeletal and Cardiovascular Properties.Bone Research.  1. 2013
2012 Calcium homeostasis may influence resting energy expenditure with effects most apparent in early pubertal girls.Acta Paediatrica.  101:e363-e368. 2012
2012 Hypercalcemic crisis induced by calcium carbonate.Clinical Kidney Journal.  5:288-291. 2012
2012 Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and Ethnic Differences in Arterial Stiffness and Endothelial Function.Journal of Clinical Medicine Research.  4:197-205. 2012
2012 Associations of C-Reactive Protein to Indices of Vascular Health and the Influence of Serum 25(OH)D Status in Healthy Adults.Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism.  2012:475975. 2012
2012 Macronutrient intake influences the effect of 25-hydroxy-vitamin d status on metabolic syndrome outcomes in african american girls.Cholesterol.  2012:581432. 2012
2011 Associations of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and components of the metabolic syndrome in obese adolescent females.Obesity Research.  19:2214-2221. 2011
2011 Type 1 hyperlipoproteinemia and recurrent acute pancreatitis due to lipoprotein lipase antibody in a young girl with Sjogren's syndrome.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.  96:3302-3307. 2011
2011 Changes in plasma FGF23 in growth hormone deficient children during rhGH therapy.Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism.  24:645-650. 2011
2010 Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and parathyroid hormone are independent determinants of whole-body insulin sensitivity in women and may contribute to lower insulin sensitivity in African Americans.American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  92:1344-1349. 2010
2010 Dietary iron intake in the first 4 months of infancy and the development of type 1 diabetes: a pilot study.Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome.  2:58. 2010
2010 Role of vitamin d in insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity for glucose homeostasis.International Journal of Endocrinology.  2010:351385. 2010
2009 Threshold for effects of vitamin D deficiency on glucose metabolism in obese female African-American adolescents.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.  94:3200-3206. 2009
2009 Racial disparities on glycemic control and lipid profiles in children with type 1 diabetesClinical Medicine Insights: Endocrinology and Diabetes.  2009:1-6. 2009
2007 Insulin treatment reduces pre-prandial plasma ghrelin concentrations in children with type 1 diabetes.Medical Science Monitor.  13:CR533-CR537. 2007
2007 Nutritional vitamin D deficiency presenting as hemichorea.Journal of Child Neurology.  22:74-76. 2007
2006 Reversible subclinical hypothyroidism in the presence of adrenal insufficiency.Endocrine Practice.  12:572. 2006
2006 Prevalence of hypovitaminosis D in early infantile hypocalcemia.Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism.  19:1025-1031. 2006
2006 Permanent exocrine and endocrine pancreatic deficiency following hemolytic uremic syndrome.Journal of Pediatrics.  149:139. 2006
2006 Bronchiolitis with hyponatremia.Clinical Pediatrics.  45:101-102. 2006
2005 Unusual case of neonatal diabetes mellitus due to congenital pancreas agenesis.Pediatric Diabetes.  6:239-243. 2005
2005 Vaginal bleeding and galactorrhea in a child with ovarian steroid cell tumor.Endocrine Practice.  11:346-349. 2005
2005 Effect of insulin on plasma vascular endothelial growth factor in children with new-onset diabetes.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.  90:4920-4923. 2005
Amorphous carbon films in direct current magnetron sputtering from regenerative sooting dischargeVacuum.  86:193.


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2013 Delayed puberty.  203-217. 2013

Principal Investigator On

  • Private Grant  awarded by OPKO BIOLOGICS LTD 2017 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP 2013 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP 2013 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by MACROGENICS 2010 - 2013
  • Private Grant  awarded by MACROGENICS 2009 - 2011
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    Education And Training

  • Doctorate in Pediatrics Residency Program, Foreign University
  • Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, Internship 2001
  • UAB Hospital, Residency 2003
  • Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, Residency 2002
  • UAB Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2006
  • Full Name

  • Ambika Ashraf
  • Blazerid

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