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Book Chapters

Management and Leadership – A Guide for Clinical Professionals. Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ. Patole S, editor. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing; 2015. Communicating Bad News in the Health Care Organization

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Diseases of the Fetus and Infant Benjamin JT, Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ, Maheshwari A. 10 ed. Faranoff, Martin, Walsh, editors. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2014. Chapter 54, Developmental Immunology. 696-733p

Nutrition for the Preterm Neonate Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ, Maheshwari A. Patole S, editor. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing; 2013. Minimal Enteral Feeding. 27-46p

 

Journal Publications

Ley, D., Hallberg, B., Hansen-Pupp, I., Dani, C., Ramenghi, L.A., Marlow, N., Beardsall, K., Bhatti, F., Dunger, D., Higginson, J.D., Mahaveer, A., Mezu-Ndubuisi, Olachi J., Reynold, P., Giannantonio, C., van Weissenbruch, M., Barton, N., Tocoian, A., Hamdani, M., Jochim, E., Mangili, A., Chung, J., Turner, MA., Smith, LEH., Hellström, A. rhIGF-1/rhIGFBP-3 in Preterm Infants: A Phase 2 Randomized Controlled Trial. The Journal of Pediatrics. Nov 22, 2018. PMID: 30471715. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(18)31540-3/fulltext

Mezu-Ndubuisi, Olachi J., Yuyuan Wang, Jamee Schoephoerster, Juliana Falero-Perez, Ismail S. Zaitoun, Nader Sheibani, and Shaoqin Gong. "Intravitreal delivery of VEGF-A165-loaded PLGA microparticles reduces retinal vaso-obliteration in an in vivo mouse model of Retinopathy of Prematurity." Current eye research, Nov 10, 2018. pp 1-12, PMID: 30383455. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30383455

Mezu-Ndubuisi Olachi J, Adams Thao, Taylor Lauren K, Nwaba Adaure, Eickhoff, Jens. Spatial and Temporal Differences in Retinal Vascularization, Thickness, and Function in an In Vivo Oxygen-Induced Retinopathy Model of Retinopathy of Prematurity. Eye (Lond). 2018 Sep 12. PMID: 30209267

Olachi J. Mezu-Ndubuisi, Lauren K. Taylor, and Jamee A. Schoephoerster, “Simultaneous Fluorescein Angiography and Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Correlate Retinal Thickness Changes to Vascular Abnormalities in an In Vivo Mouse Model of Retinopathy of Prematurity,” Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 2017, Article ID 9620876, 9 pages, 2017. doi:10.1155/2017/9620876.  https://www.hindawi.com/journals/joph/2017/9620876/abs/

Rolnick, K., Buck, S., Mezu-Nnabue, K., Eickhoff, J., Esenwah, E. and Mezu-Ndubuisi, O.J. "Influence of socio-economic status and educational achievement on cataract formation in a rural community in Imo State, South-Eastern Nigeria." Cogent Medicine 4, no. 1 (2017): 1326212. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2331205X.2017.1326212

Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ. In vivo angiography quantifies oxygen-induced retinopathy vascular recovery. optometry and vision science: official publication of the American Academy of Optometry. 2016; 93(10):1268-1279. PubMed PMID: 27668493, PMCID: PMC5049950

Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ, Wanek J, Chau FY, Teng PY, Blair NP, Reddy NM, Raj JU, Reddy SP, Shahidi M. Correspondence of retinal thinning and vasculopathy in mice with oxygen-induced retinopathy. Experimental eye research. 2014; 122:119-22. PubMed PMID: 24703909, PMCID: PMC4036116

Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ, Teng PY, Wanek J, Blair NP, Chau FY, Reddy NM, Raj JU, Reddy SP, Shahidi M. In vivo retinal vascular oxygen tension imaging and fluorescein angiography in the mouse model of oxygen-induced retinopathy. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 2013; 54(10):6968-72. PubMed PMID: 24052641, PMCID: PMC3808101

Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ, Agarwal G, Raghavan A, Pham JT, Ohler KH, Maheshwari A. Patent  ductus arteriosus in premature neonates. Drugs. 2012; 72(7):907-16. PubMed PMID: 22564132, PMCID: PMC4432245

 

Academic Conference Poster/Oral Presentations

Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ, Wang Y, Schoephoerster J, Gong S. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Promotes Earlier Vascular Recovery in Retinopathy of Prematurity. Poster #307. Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2018, Toronto, Canada. May 8th, 2018

Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ, Wang Y, Schoephoerster J, Gong S. Intravitreal delivery of VEGF-A165-loaded PLGA microparticles reduces retinal vaso-obliteration in an in vivo mouse model of Retinopathy of Prematurity. Poster Presentation. Poster #3761 - B0176. Honolulu, Hawaii. May 1, 2018

Mezu-Ndubuisi Olachi J, Macke Erica, Kalavacherla Raja, Nwaba Amanda, Ikeda Akhiro. Aberrant Retinal Angiogenesis, Structure, and Synaptic Morphology in an in vivo Mouse Model of ROP. Experimental Biology (EB) Conference, San Diego, CA. Oral Presentation. April 21st, 2018.

Friedl Christina, Anderson Aaron, Nwaba Adaure, Rajamanickam Victoria P, Mezu-Nnabue Kelechi, Esenwah Esenwah, Ikoro Nwakaego, Suresh Chandra, Mezu-Ndubuisi Olachi J. Investigating the Use of Education on Diet and Medical Comorbidities to Reduce Cataract Surgery Screening Failure in Imo State, Nigeria. Poster Presentation. E-Poster #17. Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Conference, New York City, New York. March 16th, 2018.

Dani, C., Hansen-Pupp. I., Mezu-Ndubuisi, OJ., Ramenghi, L., Giannantonio, C., Reynolds, P., Mahaveer, A., Higginson, J., Poggi, C., Hamdani, M., Mangili, A., Tocoian, A., Jochim, E., Barton, N., Ley, D., Hallberg, B., Hellström, A. Recombinant human (rh)IGF-1/rhIGFBP-3 for prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. European Respiratory Society 2017 congress, Sept. 9–13, Milan, Italy.

Mezu-Ndubuisi., OJ, Taylor, LK, Schoephoerster, JA. Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography correlates Retinal Thinning to Retinal Vascular Development in an In vivo Mouse Model of Retinopathy of Prematurity. Abstract accepted, experimental Biology. Chicago, IL April 22-26, 2017

Mezu-Ndubuisi, OJ, Zafer, Adams, T. Hanlioglu, D., Cengiz, P. Long-term retinal and neurovascular effects of TrkB agonist in treatment of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic injury. Poster Presentation. 28th Symposium on Cerebral Blood Flow, Metabolism and Function and 13th Conference on Quantification of Brain Function with PET taking place in Berlin, Germany on April 1-4, 2017

Rolnick K, Buck S, Mezu-Nnabue KR, Eickhoff J, Esenwah E, Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ. Socio-economic factors are associated with early cataracts in a south-eastern Nigerian community. American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting in Denver, Colorado. Nov 1, 2016

Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ. In vivo fluorescein angiography quantifies vascular abnormalities in a mouse model of   oxygen-induced retinopathy – clinical implications for retinopathy of prematurity. Poster Session 536; Poster board # 6258 - C0001. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Seattle, WA; May 5, 2016

Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ, Adams T, Jamali N, Sheibani N. Vitamin D inhibits retinal angiogenesis and somatic growth in an in vivo mouse model of ROP. Poster Session 4170; Abstract No. 755433, Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting, Baltimore, MD, May 3, 2016

Buck S, Rolnick K, Nwaba A, Eickhoff J, Mezu-Nnabue  KR, Esenwah E, Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ. Breastfeeding increases the risk of childhood anemia in a rural community in south-eastern Nigeria – emphasis on maternal nutritional status may be the key to reducing child mortality from anemia. Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Conference, San Francisco, CA. April 9, 2016        

Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ, Fossum K, Taylor LK, Mezu-Nnabue KR. Retinal artery tortuosity and postnatal weight are objective markers of disease severity in an in vivo mouse model of retinopathy of prematurity. Poster # 171. Academy of Optometry Meeting, Nov 2015. New Orleans, LA

Mezu-Ndubuisi Olachi J. Ocular and systemic conditions in a medical mission population in South East Nigeria: transitioning from integrated medical missions to a community medical center model. 142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (Nov 15-19, 2014). APHA, 2014

Chau F, Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ, Wanek J, Teng P, Blair NP.; Zelkha R, Reddy NM, Reddy SP, Shahidi M, Retinal thickness layer alterations in mouse model of retinopathy of prematurity by spectral domain optical coherence tomography. The Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Orlando, FL May 2014

Mezu-Ndubuisi Olachi J, Reddy NM, Mezu-Nnabue K, Wanek Justin, Reddy S, Shahidi M. Acute lung injury correlates with retinal vascular injury in an in vivo model of ROP. A poster presentation. 141st APHA Annual Meeting Abstract, 280050. Nov. 2-6, 2013 Boston, MA

Mezu-Ndubuisi Olachi J, Czech Reddy, Narsa M, et al.  Acute kidney injury in a neonatal mouse model of oxygen−induced retinopathy. A poster presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies, Washington, DC. (poster), Abstract #: 754920, May 6, 2013

Mezu-Ndubuisi Olachi J, Blair Norman P, et al. Variations in retinal nuclear areas in a neonatal mouse model of retinopathy of prematurity by histopathology. Poster #D0151. The Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Seattle, WA, FL. May 5, 2013

Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ, Wanek J, Teng P, et al. Retinal vascular oxygen tension imaging and fluorescein angiography in a mouse model of ROP. Oral presentation; The Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, FL. May 2012

Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ, Reddy NM, Wanek J, Teng P, Shahidi M, Reddy SP. Hyperoxia-induced retinal microvasculopathy correlates with lung injury and inflammation in neonatal mice. Oral presentation.  Experimental Biology, San Diego, CA. April 2012