Irene D. Feurer

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Ronald C. Kessler*, Beth E. Molnar, Irene D. Feurer, Mark Appelbaum Professor, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115-5899, USA Research Fellow, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA Research Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt(More)
This study replicated, in the subsequent academic year, teacher-reported prevalence rates for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) based on DSM-IV. Teachers in grades K-5 in a Tennessee county (10 schools, 214 teachers, and 4323 children) completed questionnaires on all their students consisting of the DSM-IV symptoms for disruptive behavior(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic role of lymph node metastases in well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma remains controversial. We investigated impact of lymph node involvement on survival in patients with well-differentiated thyroid cancer. METHODS We queried the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registry for patients diagnosed with well-differentiated(More)
BACKGROUND Diminished dopaminergic neurotransmission contributes to decreased reward and negative eating behaviors in obesity. Bariatric surgery is the most effective therapy for obesity and rapidly reduces hunger and improves satiety through unknown mechanisms. We hypothesized that dopaminergic neurotransmission would be enhanced after Roux-en-Y-Gastric(More)
Advances in genetics have led to an increased understanding of the role of the genotype on behavioural functioning. The purpose of the present study was to examine differences in intellectual functioning in individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) with a paternal 15q11-q13 deletion versus maternal uniparental disomy (UPD) of chromosome 15. Measures of(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity and type 2 diabetes are associated with renal dysfunction, which improves after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). During a 12-month follow-up period, we studied prospectively the changes in glomerular and tubular functions that occurred in excessively obese diabetic and non diabetic subjects after RYGB. METHODS The cohort included 35(More)
This study examines the psychometric properties of the Vanderbilt AD/HD Diagnostic Teacher Rating Scale (VADTRS) and provides preliminary normative data from a large, geographically defined population. The VADTRS consists of the complete list of DSM-IV AD/HD symptoms, a screen for other disruptive behavior disorders, anxiety and depression, and ratings of(More)
Bone density, anthropometric data, and markers of bone turnover were collected on 21 subjects diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and compared with 9 subjects with obesity of unknown cause. In addition, urinary N-telopeptide levels were obtained in all subjects. N-telopeptides are the peptide fragments of type I collagen, the major bone matrix(More)
OBJECTIVE Midbrain dopamine (DA) neurons, which are involved with reward and motivation, are modulated by hormones that regulate food intake (insulin, leptin, and acyl ghrelin [AG]). We hypothesized that these hormones are associated with deficits in DA signaling in obesity. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We assessed the relationships between fasting levels(More)
OBJECTIVE Radical cystectomy (RC) for bladder cancer can be associated with significant morbidity and alterations in health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy--Vanderbilt Cystectomy Index (FACT-VCI) is a condition-specific HRQOL survey for patients undergoing RC and urinary diversion (UD) for bladder cancer. This(More)