Publications

  1. Meekins ME, Oberhelman SS, Lee BR, Gardner BM, Cha SS, Singh RJ, Pettifor JM, Fischer PR, Thacher TD. Pharmacokinetics of daily versus monthly vitamin D supplementation in non-lactating women. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2014 Jan 15. [Epub ahead of print]
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  2. Oberhelman SS, Meekins ME, Fischer PR, Lee BR, Singh RJ, Cha SS, Gardner BM, Pettifor JM, Croghan IT, Thacher TD. Maternal vitamin D supplementation to improve the vitamin D status of breast-fed infants: a randomized controlled trial. Mayo Clin Proc. 2013 Dec; 88(12):1378-87.
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  3. O'Grady JS, Thacher TD, Chaudhry R. The effect of an automated clinical reminder on weight loss in primary care. J Am Board Fam Med. 2013 Nov-Dec; 26(6):745-50.
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  4. Thacher JD, Emmelin A, Madaki AJ, Thacher TD. Biomass fuel use and the risk of asthma in Nigerian children. Respir Med. 2013 Dec; 107(12):1845-51. Epub 2013 Sep 20.
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  5. Umaretiya PJ, Thacher TD, Fischer PR, Cha SS, Pettifor JM. Bone mineral density in Nigerian children after discontinuation of calcium supplementation. Bone. 2013 Jul; 55(1):64-8. Epub 2013 Apr 06.
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  6. Thacher TD, Fischer PR, Tebben PJ, Singh RJ, Cha SS, Maxson JA, Yawn BP. Increasing incidence of nutritional rickets: a population-based study in Olmsted County, Minnesota. Mayo Clin Proc. 2013 Feb; 88(2):176-83.
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  7. Merry SP, Rohrer JE, Thacher TD, Summers MR, Alpern JD, Contino RW. Variables associated with utilization of a centralized medical post in the Andean community of Pampas Grande, Peru. J Rural Health. 2012 Summer; 28(3):235-41. Epub 2011 Sep 20
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  8. Whyte MP, Greenberg CR, Salman NJ, Bober MB, McAlister WH, Wenkert D, Van Sickle BJ, Simmons JH, Edgar TS, Bauer ML, Hamdan MA, Bishop N, Lutz RE, McGinn M, Craig S, Moore JN, Taylor JW, Cleveland RH, Cranley WR, Lim R, Thacher TD, Mayhew JE, Downs M, Enzyme-replacement therapy in life-threatening hypophosphatasia. N Engl J Med. 2012 Mar 8; 366(10):904-13.
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  9. Thacher TD, Fischer PR, Isichei CO, Zoakah AI, Pettifor JM. Prevention of nutritional rickets in Nigerian children with dietary calcium supplementation. Bone. 2012 May; 50(5):1074-80. Epub 2012 Feb 22.
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  10. Keating EM, Fischer PR, Pettifor JM, Pfitzner M, Isichei CO, Thacher TD. The effect of calcium supplementation on blood lead levels in Nigerian children. J Pediatr. 2011 Nov; 159(5):845-850.e1. Epub 2011 Jun 14.
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  11. Etukumana EA, Thacher TD, Sagay AS. Obstetrics Risk of HIV Infection among Antenatal Women in a rural Nigerian hospital. Niger Med J. 2011 Jan; 52(1):24-7.
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  12. Thacher TD, Clarke BL. Vitamin D insufficiency. Mayo Clin Proc. 2011 Jan; 86(1):50-60.
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  13. Thacher TD, Abrams SA. Relationship of calcium absorption with 25(OH)D and calcium intake in children with rickets. Nutr Rev. 2010 Nov; 68(11):682-8.
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  14. Michael GC, Thacher TD, Shehu MI. The effect of pre-hospital care for venomous snake bite on outcome in Nigeria. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2011 Feb; 105(2):95-101. Epub 2010 Oct 28.
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  15. Lawson L, Thacher TD, Yassin MA, Onuoha NA, Usman A, Emenyonu NE, Shenkin A, Davies PD, Cuevas LE. Randomized controlled trial of zinc and vitamin A as co-adjuvants for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis. Trop Med Int Health. 2010 Dec; 15(12):1481-90. Epub 2010 Oct 19.
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  16. Gara SN, Madaki AJ, Thacher TD. A comparison of iron and folate with folate alone in hematologic recovery of children treated for acute malaria. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Oct; 83(4):843-7.
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  17. Thacher TD, Fischer PR, Obadofin MO, Levine MA, Singh RJ, Pettifor JM. Comparison of metabolism of vitamins D2 and D3 in children with nutritional rickets. J Bone Miner Res. 2010 Sep; 25(9):1988-95.
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  18. Etukumana EA, Thacher TD, Sagay AS. HIV risk factors among pregnant women in a rural Nigerian hospital. West Indian Med J. 2010 Jul; 59(4):424-8.
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  19. Rohrer JE, Merry SP, Thacher TD, Summers MR, Alpern JD, Contino RW. Self-assessed disability and self-rated health among rural villagers in Peru: a brief report. J Rural Health. 2010 Summer; 26(3):294-8.
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  20. Agaba PA, Thacher TD, Ekwempu CC, Idoko JA. Cervical dysplasia in Nigerian women infected with HIV. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2009 Nov; 107(2):99-102. Epub 2009 Jul 19.
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  21. Thacher TD, Obadofin MO, O'Brien KO, Abrams SA. The effect of vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 on intestinal calcium absorption in Nigerian children with rickets. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Sep; 94(9):3314-21. Epub 2009 Jun 30.
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  22. Thacher TD, Aliu O, Griffin IJ, Pam SD, O'Brien KO, Imade GE, Abrams SA. Meals and dephytinization affect calcium and zinc absorption in Nigerian children with rickets. J Nutr. 2009 May; 139(5):926-32. Epub 2009 Mar 25.
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  23. Ogunfowokan O, Dankyau M, Madaki AJ, Thacher TD. Short report: comparison of chlorproguanil-dapsone with a combination of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine and chloroquine in children with malaria in northcentral Nigeria. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2009 Feb; 80(2):199-201.
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  24. Sagay A, Imade G, Egah D, Onwuliri V, Adisa J, Grigg M, Musa J, Thacher T, Potts M, Short R. Genital tract abnormalities among female sex workers who douche with lemon/lime juice in Nigeria. Afr J Reprod Health. 2009; 13:37-45.
  25. Laabes EP, Thacher TD, Okeahialam BN. Risk factors for heart failure in adult Nigerians. Acta Cardiol. 2008 Aug; 63(4):437-43.
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  26. Fischer PR, Thacher TD, Pettifor JM. Pediatric vitamin D and calcium nutrition in developing countries. Rev Endocr Metab Disord. 2008 Sep; 9(3):181-92. Epub 2008 Jul 06.
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  27. Lawson L, Lawson JO, Olajide I, Emenyonu N, Bello CS, Olatunji OO, Davies PD, Thacher TD. Sex differences in the clinical presentation of urban Nigerian patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. West Afr J Med. 2008 Apr; 27(2):82-6.
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  28. Imade G, Sagay A, Egah D, Onwuliri V, Grigg M, Egbodo C, Thacher T, Potts M, Short R. Prevalence of HIV and other sexually transmissible infections in relation to lemon or lime juice douching among female sex workers in Jos, Nigeria. Sex Health. 2008 Mar; 5(1):55-60.
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  29. Craviari T, Pettifor JM, Thacher TD, Meisner C, Arnaud J, Fischer PR, Rickets Convergence Group. Rickets: an overview and future directions, with special reference to Bangladesh. A summary of the Rickets Convergence Group meeting, Dhaka, 26-27 January 2006. J Health Popul Nutr. 2008 Mar; 26(1):112-21.
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  30. Obilom RE, Thacher TD. Posttraumatic stress disorder following ethnoreligious conflict in Jos, Nigeria. J Interpers Violence. 2008 Aug; 23(8):1108-19. Epub 2008 Feb 21.
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  31. Oramasionwu GE, Thacher TD, Pam SD, Pettifor JM, Abrams SA. Adaptation of calcium absorption during treatment of nutritional rickets in Nigerian children. Br J Nutr. 2008 Aug; 100(2):387-92. Epub 2008 Jan 15.
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  32. Ochayi B, Thacher TD. Overweight and obesity among elderly Nigerians. Highland Medical Research Journal. 2008; 6/7:49-53.
  33. Etukumana EA, Thacher TD, Sagay AS. HIV prevalence in pregnant women attending a rural hospital in Nigeria. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2008 Feb; 100(2):181-2. Epub 2007 Oct 01.
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  34. Lawson L, Yassin MA, Thacher TD, Olatunji OO, Lawson JO, Akingbogun TI, Bello CS, Cuevas LE, Davies PD. Clinical presentation of adults with pulmonary tuberculosis with and without HIV infection in Nigeria. Scand J Infect Dis. 2008; 40(1):30-5. Epub 2007 Jul 10.
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  35. Tukur IU, Thacher TD, Sagay AS, Madaki JK. A comparison of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine with chloroquine and pyrimethamine for prevention of malaria in pregnant Nigerian women. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007 Jun; 76(6):1019-23.
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  36. Ojomu F, Thacher T, Obadofin M. Sexual problems among married Nigerian women. Int J Impot Res. 2007 May-Jun; 19(3):310-6. Epub 2006 Oct 26.
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  37. Lawson L, Yassin MA, Ramsay A, Emenyonu EN, Thacher TD, Davies PD, Squire SB, Cuevas LE. Short-term bleach digestion of sputum in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in patients co-infected with HIV. Tuberculosis (Edinb) 2007 Jul; 87(4):368-72. Epub 2007 Mar 27.
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  38. Sule HM, Thacher TD. Comparison of ivermectin and benzyl benzoate lotion for scabies in Nigerian patients. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007 Feb; 76(2):392-5.
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  39. Lawson L, Lawson JO, Olajide I, Emenyonu N, Bello CSS, Thacher TD. Gender differences in clinical presentation of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. Nigerian Journal of General Practice. 2007; 7:40-7.
  40. Thacher TD, Fischer PR, Isichei CO, Pettifor JM. Early response to vitamin D2 in children with calcium deficiency rickets. J Pediatr. 2006 Dec; 149(6):840-4.
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  41. Ochayi B, Thacher TD. Risk factors for dementia in central Nigeria. Aging Ment Health. 2006 Nov; 10(6):616-20.
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  42. Thacher TD, Pettifor JM, Fischer PR, Okolo SN, Prentice A. Case-control study of breast milk calcium in mothers of children with and without nutritional rickets. Acta Paediatr. 2006 Jul; 95(7):826-32.
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  43. Thacher TD, Fischer PR, Strand MA, Pettifor JM. Nutritional rickets around the world: causes and future directions. Ann Trop Paediatr. 2006 Mar; 26(1):1-16.
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  44. Ugwu BT, Thacher TD, Imade GE, Sagay AS, Isamade EI, Ford RW. HIV and hepatitis B seroprevalence in trauma patients in North Central Nigeria. West Afr J Med. 2006 Jan-Mar; 25(1):6-9.
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  45. Lawson L, Yassin MA, Ramsay A, Olajide I, Thacher TD, Davies PD, Squire SB, Cuevas LE. Microbiological validation of smear microscopy after sputum digestion with bleach; a step closer to a one-stop diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2006 Jan; 86(1):34-40. Epub 2005 Nov 02.
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  46. Pitmang SL, Thacher TD, Madaki JK, Egah DZ, Fischer PR. Comparison of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine with and without chloroquine for uncomplicated malaria in Nigeria. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2005 Mar; 72(3):263-6.
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  47. Wright NJ, Thacher TD, Pfitzner MA, Fischer PR, Pettifor JM. Causes of lead toxicity in a Nigerian city. Arch Dis Child. 2005 Mar; 90(3):262-6.
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  48. Thacher TD. Outpatient waiting times in Jos University Teaching Hospital. Highland Medical Research Journal. 2005; 3:36-42.
  49. Graff M, Thacher TD, Fischer PR, Stadler D, Pam SD, Pettifor JM, Isichei CO, Abrams SA. Calcium absorption in Nigerian children with rickets. Am J Clin Nutr. 2004 Nov; 80(5):1415-21.
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  50. Thacher TD, Fischer PR, Pettifor JM, Darmstadt GL. Nutritional rickets in ichthyosis and response to calcipotriene. Pediatrics. 2004 Jul; 114(1):e119-23.
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  51. Martro E, Bulterys M, Stewart JA, Spira TJ, Cannon MJ, Thacher TD, Bruns R, Pellett PE, Dollard SC. Comparison of human herpesvirus 8 and Epstein-Barr virus seropositivity among children in areas endemic and non-endemic for Kaposi's sarcoma. J Med Virol. 2004 Jan; 72(1):126-31.
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  52. Imade GE, Sagay AS, Ugwu BT, Thacher TD, Ford RW. Seroprevalence of hepatitis B and human immunodeficiency virus infections in pregnant women in Nigeria. Journal of Medicine in the Tropics. 2004; 6:15-21.
  53. Anteyi KO, Thacher TD, Yohanna S, Idoko JI. Oral manifestations of HIV-AIDS in Nigerian patients. Int J STD AIDS. 2003 Jun; 14(6):395-8.
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  54. Agaba PA, Thacher TD, Angyo IA, Agaba EI. Peak expiratory flow rates in healthy Nigerian children. J Trop Pediatr. 2003 Jun; 49(3):157-9.
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  55. Thacher TD, Fischer PR, Pettifor JM. The usefulness of clinical features to identify active rickets. Ann Trop Paediatr. 2002 Sep; 22(3):229-37.
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  56. VanderJagt DJ, Morales M, Thacher TD, Diaz M, Glew RH. Bioelectrical impedance analysis of the body composition of Nigerian children with calcium-deficiency rickets. J Trop Pediatr. 2001 Apr; 47(2):92-7.
  57. Fischer PR, Thacher TD, Pettifor JM, Jorde LB, Eccleshall TR, Feldman D. Vitamin D receptor polymorphisms and nutritional rickets in Nigerian children. J Bone Miner Res. 2000 Nov; 15(11):2206-10.
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  58. Thacher TD, Fischer PR, Pettifor JM, Lawson JO, Isichei CO, Chan GM. Case-control study of factors associated with nutritional rickets in Nigerian children. J Pediatr. 2000 Sep; 137(3):367-73.
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  59. Thacher TD, Fischer PR, Pettifor JM, Lawson JO, Manaster BJ, Reading JC. Radiographic scoring method for the assessment of the severity of nutritional rickets. J Trop Pediatr. 2000 Jun; 46(3):132-9.
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  60. Pfitzner MA, Thacher TD, Pettifor JM, Zoakah AI, Lawson JO, Fischer PR. Prevalence of elevated blood lead in Nigerian children. Ambulatory Child Health. 2000; 6:115-23.
  61. Okeahialam BN, Thacher TD, Ibrahim TM, Anjorin FI. Lacidipine in the treatment of hypertension in black African people: antihypertensive, biochemical and haematological effects. Curr Med Res Opin. 2000; 16(3):184-9.
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  62. Thacher TD, Fischer PR, Pettifor JM, Lawson JO, Isichei CO, Reading JC, Chan GM. A comparison of calcium, vitamin D, or both for nutritional rickets in Nigerian children. N Engl J Med. 1999 Aug 19; 341(8):563-8.
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  63. Thacher TD. Images in clinical medicine. Nutritional rickets. N Engl J Med. 1999 Aug 19; 341(8):576.
  64. Thacher TD, Glew RH, Isichei CO, Lawson JO, Scariano JK, Hollis BW, VanderJagt DJ. Rickets in Nigerian children: response to calcium supplementation. J Trop Pediatr. 1999; 45:202-7.
  65. VanderJagt DJ, Peery B, Thacher TD, Pastuszyn A, Glew RH. Aminoaciduria in calcium-deficiency rickets in northern Nigeria. J Trop Pediatr. 1999; 45:258-64.
  66. Pfitzner MA, Thacher TD, Pettifor JM, Zoakah AI, Lawson JO, Isichei CO, Fischer PR. Absence of vitamin D deficiency in young Nigerian children. J Pediatr. 1998 Dec; 133(6):740-4.
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  67. Scariano JK, Vanderjagt DJ, Thacher T, Isichei CO, Hollis BW, Glew RH. Calcium supplements increase the serum levels of crosslinked N-telopeptides of bone collagen and parathyroid hormone in rachitic Nigerian children. Clin Biochem. 1998 Jul; 31(5):421-7.
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  68. Thacher TD, Nwana EJ, Karshima JA. Extrapelvic endometriosis in Nigeria. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 1997 Oct; 59(1):57-8.
  69. Thacher TD, Ighogboja SI, Fischer PR. Rickets without vitamin D deficiency in Nigerian children. Ambulatory Child Health. 1997; 3:56-64.
  70. Manser T, Thacher TD, Rechsteiner M. Arginine-rich histones do not exchange between human and mouse chromosomes in hybrid cells. Cell. 1980; 19:993-1003.
  71. Zavortink M, Thacher TD, Rechsteiner M. Degradation of proteins microinjected into cultured mammalian cells. J Cell Physiol. 1979; 100:175-85.