Debra E Weese-Mayer

  • Professor, Pediatrics
  • Beatrice Cummings Mayer Professorship in Pediatric Autonomic Medicine, Pediatrics
  • 7391 Citations
1985 …2020

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Research Output

Familial dysautonomia: Frequent, prolonged and severe hypoxemia during wakefulness and sleep (Pediatric Pulmonology (2008) 43, 3, (251-260) DOI: 10.1002/ppul.20764

Weese-Mayer, D. E., Kenny, A. S., Bennett, H. L., Ramirez, J. M. & Leurgans, S. E., Jun 1 2008, In : Pediatric Pulmonology. 43, 6, p. 624-625 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Genetic segregation analysis of autonomic nervous system dysfunction in families of probands with idiopathic congenital central hypoventilation syndrome

Marazita, M. L., Maher, B. S., Cooper, M. E., Silvestri, J. M., Huffman, A. D., Smok-Pearsall, S. M., Kowal, M. H. & Weese-Mayer, D. E., May 1 2001, In : American Journal of Medical Genetics. 100, 3, p. 229-236 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

43 Scopus citations

Genetics of congenital central hypoventilation syndrome: Lessons from a seemingly orphan disease

Weese-Mayer, D. E. & Berry-Kravis, E. M., Jul 1 2004, In : American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. 170, 1, p. 16-21 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

62 Scopus citations

Genetic variation in the HTR1A gene and sudden infant death syndrome

Morley, M. E., Rand, C. M., Berry-Kravis, E. M., Zhou, L., Fan, W. & Weese-Mayer, D. E., Apr 1 2008, In : American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A. 146, 7, p. 930-933 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

Germline mosaicism of PHOX2B mutation accounts for familial recurrence of congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS)

Rand, C. M., Yu, M., Jennings, L. J., Panesar, K., Berry-Kravis, E. M., Zhou, L. & Weese-Mayer, D. E., Sep 1 2012, In : American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A. 158 A, 9, p. 2297-2301 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

Home monitoring during infancy: What is normal?

Silvestri, J. M., Weese-Mayer, D. E. & Hunt, C. E., Jan 1 2002, In : Paediatric respiratory reviews. 3, 1, p. 10-17 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

HTR2A variation and sudden infant death syndrome: A case-control analysis

Rand, C. M., Berry-Kravis, E. M., Fan, W. & Weese-Mayer, D. E., Jan 1 2009, In : Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics. 98, 1, p. 58-61 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

Hyperthyroidism hidden by congenital central hypoventilation syndrome

Fox, D. A., Weese-Mayer, D. E., Wensley, D. F. & Stewart, L. L., May 1 2015, In : Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism. 28, 5-6, p. 705-708 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations
2 Scopus citations

Hypoxia after prenatal cocaine attenuates striatal dopamine and neurotrophic activity

Weese-Mayer, D. E., Silvestri, J. M., Lin, D., Buhrfiend, C. M., Ptak, L. R., Lo, E. S. & Carvey, P. M., Jan 1 1994, In : Neurotoxicology and Teratology. 16, 2, p. 177-181 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations

Idiopathic congenital central hypoventilation syndrome: Evaluation of brain-derived neurotrophic factor genomic DNA sequence variation

Weese-Mayer, D. E., Bolk, S., Silvestri, J. M. & Chakravarti, A., Feb 1 2002, In : American Journal of Medical Genetics. 107, 4, p. 306-310 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

54 Scopus citations

Idiopathic congenital central hypoventilation syndrome: Diagnosis and management

Weese-Mayer, D. E., Shannon, D. C., Keens, T. G. & Silvestri, J. M., Jan 1 1999, In : American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. 160, 1, p. 368-373 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

246 Scopus citations

Idiopathic congenital central hypoventilation syndrome

Weese-Mayer, DE. & Silvestri, JM., 2003, Respiratory Control and Disorders of the Newborn for the Lung Biology in Health and Disease. Mathew, OP. & Lenfant, C. (eds.). New York, NY: Marcel Dekker, Inc., p. 395-408

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Idiopathic congenital central hypoventilation syndrome: The next generation

Silvestri, J. M., Chen, M. L., Weese-Mayer, D. E., McQuitty, J. M., Carveth, H. J., Nielson, D. W., Borowitz, D. & Cerny, F., Sep 15 2002, In : American Journal of Medical Genetics. 112, 1, p. 46-50 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

41 Scopus citations

Idiopathic Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome: Analysis of Genes Pertinent to Early Autonomic Nervous System Embryologic Development and Identification of Mutations in PHOX2b

Weese-Mayer, D. E., Berry-Kravis, E. M., Zhou, L., Maher, B. S., Silvestri, J. M., Curran, M. E. & Marazita, M. L., Dec 15 2003, In : American Journal of Medical Genetics. 123 A, 3, p. 267-278 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

278 Scopus citations

Infant polysomnography: Reliability and validity of infant arousal assessment

Crowell, D. H., Kulp, T. D., Kapuniai, L. E., Hunt, C. E., Brooks, L. J., Weese-Mayer, D. E., Silvestri, J., Ward, S. D., Corwin, M., Tinsley, L. & Peucker, M., Jan 1 2002, In : Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. 19, 5, p. 469-483 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations

Infant polysomnography: Reliability

Crowell, D. H., Brooks, L. J., Colton, T., Corwin, M. J., Hoppenbrouwers, T. T., Hunt, C. E., Kapuniai, L. E., Lister, G., Neuman, M. R., Peucker, M., Davidson Ward, S. L., Weese-Mayer, D. E., Willinger, M., Baird, T. M., Hufford, D., Keens, T. G., Martin, R. J., Ramanathan, R., Schafer, S. C., Silvestri, J. M. & 1 others, Tinsley, L., Oct 10 1997, In : Sleep. 20, 7, p. 553-560 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

49 Scopus citations
20 Scopus citations

In pursuit (and discovery) of a genetic basis for congenital central hypoventilation syndrome

Weese-Mayer, D. E., Berry-Kravis, E. M. & Marazita, M. L., Nov 15 2005, In : Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. 149, 1-3, p. 73-82 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

48 Scopus citations

Later-onset congenital central hypoventilation syndrome due to a heterozygous 24-polyalanine repeat expansion mutation in the PHOX2B gene

Repetto, G. M., Corrales, R. J., Abara, S. G., Zhou, L., Berry-Kravis, E. M., Rand, C. M. & Weese-Mayer, D. E., Jan 1 2009, In : Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics. 98, 1, p. 192-195 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

36 Scopus citations

Longitudinal assessment of hemoglobin oxygen saturation in healthy infants during the first 6 months of age

Hunt, C. E., Corwin, M. J., Lister, G., Weese-Mayer, D. E., Neuman, M. R., Tinsley, L., Baird, T. M., Keens, T. G. & Cabral, H. J., Jan 1 1999, In : Journal of Pediatrics. 135, 5, p. 580-586 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

91 Scopus citations

Longitudinal assessment of hemoglobin oxygen saturation in preterm and term infants in the first six months of life

Hunt, C. E., Corwin, M. J., Weese-Mayer, D. E., Davidson Ward, S. L., Ramanathan, R., Lister, G., Tinsley, L. R., Heeren, T. & Rybin, D., Sep 2011, In : Journal of Pediatrics. 159, 3, p. 377-383.e1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Scopus citations

Magnetic resonance imaging and computerized tomography in central hypoventilation

Weese-Mayer, D. E., Brouillette, R. T., Naidich, T. P., McLone, D. G. & Hunt, C. E., Jan 1 1988, In : American Review of Respiratory Disease. 137, 2, p. 393-398 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

51 Scopus citations

Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Infants Exposed to Cocaine Prenatally: A Preliminary Report

Link, E. A., Weese-Mayer, D. W. & Byrd, S. E., Aug 1991, In : Clinical pediatrics. 30, 8, p. 506-508 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

Maternal cocaine addiction. II: An animal model for the study of brainstem mechanisms operative in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Gingras, J. L. & Weese-Mayer, D., Dec 1990, In : Medical Hypotheses. 33, 4, p. 231-234 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Scopus citations

Medullary serotonin defects and respiratory dysfunction in sudden infant death syndrome

Paterson, D. S., Hilaire, G. & Weese-Mayer, D. E., Aug 31 2009, In : Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. 168, 1-2, p. 133-143 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

40 Scopus citations

Minocycline and Pseudotumor cerebri: The well-known but well-kept secret [1]

Weese-Mayer, D. E., Yang, R. J., Mayer, J. R. & Zaparackas, Z., Aug 25 2001, In : Pediatrics. 108, 2 II, p. 519-520 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

25 Scopus citations

Modifiable risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome: When will we ever learn?

Weese-Mayer, D. E., Jan 1 1998, In : Journal of Pediatrics. 132, 2, p. 197-198 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

6 Scopus citations

Monozygotic twins discordant for ROHHAD phenotype

Patwari, P. P., Rand, C. M., Berry-Kravis, E. M., Ize-Ludlow, D. & Weese-Mayer, D. E., Sep 1 2011, In : Pediatrics. 128, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Scopus citations

Mutations in MYO1H cause a recessive form of central hypoventilation with autonomic dysfunction

Spielmann, M., Hernandez-Miranda, L. R., Ceccherini, I., Weese-Mayer, D. E., Kragesteen, B. K., Harabula, I., Krawitz, P., Birchmeier, C., Leonard, N. & Mundlos, S., Nov 1 2017, In : Journal of medical genetics. 54, 11, p. 754-761 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Neuropsychologic abnormalities in children with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome

Silvestri, J. M., Weese-Mayer, D. E. & Nelson, M. N., Jan 1 1992, In : The Journal of Pediatrics. 120, 3, p. 388-393 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

38 Scopus citations

Nicotine metabolizing genes GSTT1 and CYP1A1 in sudden infant death syndrome

Rand, C. M., Weese-Mayer, D. E., Maher, B. S., Zhou, L., Marazita, M. L. & Berry-Kravis, E. M., Jul 1 2006, In : American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A. 140, 13, p. 1447-1452 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Scopus citations

Nighttime child care: Inadequate sudden infant death syndrome risk factor knowledge, practice, and policies

Moon, R. Y., Weese-Mayer, D. E. & Silvestri, J. M., Apr 1 2003, In : Pediatrics. 111, 4, p. 795-799 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations

Novel methods of imaging and analysis for the thermoregulatory sweat test

Carroll, M. S., Reed, D. W., Kuntz, N. L. & Weese-Mayer, D. E., Sep 2018, In : Journal of applied physiology. 125, 3, p. 755-762 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Obstructive sleep apnea

Weese-Mayer, DE., Silvestri, JM. & Kenny, AS., 1997, Pediatric Laryngology and Bronchoesophagology. Holinger, LD., Lusk, RP. & Green, CG. (eds.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott-Raven, p. 325-335

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Ontogeny of arousal

Crowell, D. H., Brooks, L. J., Corwin, M., Davidson-Ward, S., Hunt, C. E., Kapuniai, L. E., Neuman, M. R., Silvestri, J., Tinsley, L., Weese-Mayer, D. E., Di Fiore, J., Peucker, M., Grove, J. S. & Pearce, J. W., Nov 17 2004, In : Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. 21, 4, p. 290-300 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

Pediatric autonomic disorders

Axelrod, F. B., Chelimsky, G. G. & Weese-Mayer, D. E., Jul 1 2006, In : Pediatrics. 118, 1, p. 309-321 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

75 Scopus citations

Pediatric polysomnography

Silvestri, JM. & Weese-Mayer, DE., 2004, Sleep Medicine Secrets. Stevens, D. (ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Hanley & Belfus, Inc., p. 173-175

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Pediatric polysomnography

Silvestri, J. & Weese-Mayer, D., Jun 18 2014, Sleep Medicine Secrets. Elsevier Inc, p. 173-175 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

PHOX2B mutation-confirmed congenital central hypoventilation syndrome: Presentation in adulthood

Antic, N. A., Malow, B. A., Lange, N., McEvoy, R. D., Olson, A. L., Turkington, P., Windisch, W., Samuels, M., Stevens, C. A., Berry-Kravis, E. M. & Weese-Mayer, D. E., Oct 15 2006, In : American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. 174, 8, p. 923-927 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

86 Scopus citations

Polysomnography in obese children with a history of sleep‐associated breathing disorders

Silvestri, J. M., Weese‐Mayer, D. E., Bass, M. T., Kenny, A. S., Hauptman, S. A. & Pearsall, S. M., Jan 1 1993, In : Pediatric Pulmonology. 16, 2, p. 124-129 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

151 Scopus citations

Precursors of cardiorespiratory events in infants detected by home memory monitor

Hunt, C. E., Corwin, M. J., Lister, G., Weese-Mayer, D. E., Ward, S. L. D., Tinsley, L. R., Neuman, M. R., Willinger, M., Ramanathan, R. & Rybin, D., Jan 1 2008, In : Pediatric Pulmonology. 43, 1, p. 87-98 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations

Prenatal cigarette smoke exposure: Are we sleeping through the alarm?

Weese-Mayer, D. E., Jan 1 1999, In : Journal of Pediatrics. 135, 1, p. 8-9 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

1 Scopus citations

Prenatal cocaine: Effect on hypoxic ventilatory responsiveness in neonatal rats

Lipton, J. W., Davidson, T. L., Carvey, P. M. & Weese-Mayer, D. E., Nov 1 1996, In : Respiration Physiology. 106, 2, p. 161-169 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Alters Postnatal Ornithine Decarboxylase Activity in Rabbit Brain

Gingras, J. L., Weesemayer, D. E., Dalley, L. B. & Klemkawalden, L. M., Dec 1 1993, In : Biochemical Medicine and Metabolic Biology. 50, 3, p. 284-291 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

Prenatal cocaine exposure and postnatal hypoxia independently decrease carotid body dopamine in neonatal rats

Lipton, J. W., Yuengsrigul, A., Ling, Z. D., Weese-Mayer, D. E. & Carvey, P. M., Jan 1 1996, In : Neurotoxicology and Teratology. 18, 3, p. 283-287 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

Prenatal cocaine exposure reduces glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) in the striatum and the carotid body of the rat: Implications for DA neurodevelopment

Lipton, J. W., Ling, Z., Vu, T. Q., Robie, H. C., Mangan, K. P., Weese-Mayer, D. E. & Carvey, P. M., Dec 10 1999, In : Developmental Brain Research. 118, 1-2, p. 231-235 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

Pre-Vent: the prematurity-related ventilatory control study

Dennery, P. A., Di Fiore, J. M., Ambalavanan, N., Bancalari, E., Carroll, J. L., Claure, N., Hamvas, A., Hibbs, A. M., Indic, P., Kemp, J., Krahn, K. N., Lake, D., Laposky, A., Martin, R. J., Natarajan, A., Rand, C., Schau, M., Weese-Mayer, D. E., Zimmet, A. M. & Moorman, J. R., May 1 2019, In : Pediatric research. 85, 6, p. 769-776 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations