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Comparative Analyses of Vertebrate Gut Microbiomes Reveal Convergence between Birds and Bats.

Song SJ, Sanders JG, Delsuc F, Metcalf J, Amato K, Taylor MW, Mazel F, Lutz HL, Winker K, Graves GR, Humphrey G, Gilbert JA, Hackett SJ, White KP, Skeen HR, Kurtis SM, Withrow J, Braile T, Miller M, McCracken KG, Maley JM, Ezenwa VO, Williams A, Blanton JM, McKenzie VJ, Knight R.

mBio. 2020 Jan 7;11(1). pii: e02901-19. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02901-19.


Assessing changes in genomic divergence following a century of human-mediated secondary contact among wild and captive-bred ducks.

Lavretsky P, McInerney NR, Mohl JE, Brown JI, James HF, McCracken KG, Fleischer RC.

Mol Ecol. 2019 Dec 23. doi: 10.1111/mec.15343. [Epub ahead of print]


Preliminary Use of Indocyanine Green Fluorescence Angiography and Value in Predicting the Vascular Supply of Tissues Needed to Perform Cloacal, Anorectal Malformation, and Hirschsprung Reconstructions.

Rentea RM, Halleran DR, Ahmad H, Sanchez AV, Gasior AC, McCracken K, Hewitt GD, Alexander V, Smith C, Weaver L, Wood RJ, Levitt MA.

Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Dec 13. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1700548. [Epub ahead of print]


Laboratory Monitoring During Pregnancy and Post-Partum Hemorrhage in Women with Von Willebrand Disease.

O'Brien SH, Stanek JR, Kaur D, McCracken K, Vesely SK.

J Thromb Haemost. 2019 Dec 5. doi: 10.1111/jth.14696. [Epub ahead of print]


Factors Predicting the Need for Vaginal Replacement at the Time of Primary Reconstruction of a Cloacal Malformation.

Vilanova-Sanchez A, Halleran DR, Reck CA, McCracken K, Hewitt G, Gasior AC, Weaver L, Ahmad H, Akers A, Jaggers J, Rentea RM, Levitt MA, Wood RJ.

J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Oct 26. pii: S0022-3468(19)30707-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.09.054. [Epub ahead of print]


Case report: systolic murmur associated with pulmonary embolism.

Dudek CM, McCracken KR, Connolly BJ.

Int J Emerg Med. 2019 Nov 6;12(1):32. doi: 10.1186/s12245-019-0250-y.


Performance on auditory, vestibular, and visual tests is stable across two seasons of youth tackle football.

White-Schwoch T, Krizman J, McCracken K, Burgess JK, Thompson EC, Nicol T, LaBella CR, Kraus N.

Brain Inj. 2019 Oct 29:1-9. doi: 10.1080/02699052.2019.1683899. [Epub ahead of print]


Old divergence and restricted gene flow between torrent duck (Merganetta armata) subspecies in the Central and Southern Andes.

Alza L, Lavretsky P, Peters JL, Cerón G, Smith M, Kopuchian C, Astie A, McCracken KG.

Ecol Evol. 2019 Aug 15;9(17):9961-9976. doi: 10.1002/ece3.5538. eCollection 2019 Sep.


Imperforate Anus and Rectourethral Fistula in a Female.

Ahmad H, Halleran DR, Dajusta D, McCracken K, Levitt MA, Wood RJ.

European J Pediatr Surg Rep. 2019 Jan;7(1):e36-e38. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1692411. Epub 2019 Jun 27.


Gradual evolution towards flightlessness in steamer ducks.

Campagna L, McCracken KG, Lovette IJ.

Evolution. 2019 Sep;73(9):1916-1926. doi: 10.1111/evo.13758. Epub 2019 May 23.


Sexual behaviors, risks, and sexual health outcomes for adolescent females following bariatric surgery.

Zeller MH, Brown JL, Reiter-Purtill J, Sarwer DB, Black L, Jenkins TM, McCracken KA, Courcoulas AP, Inge TH, Noll JG; TeenView Study Group; Teen-LABS Consortium.

Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2019 Jun;15(6):969-978. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2019.03.001. Epub 2019 Mar 20.


Identifying hybrids & the genomics of hybridization: Mallards & American black ducks of Eastern North America.

Lavretsky P, Janzen T, McCracken KG.

Ecol Evol. 2019 Feb 27;9(6):3470-3490. doi: 10.1002/ece3.4981. eCollection 2019 Mar.


ddRAD-seq data reveal significant genome-wide population structure and divergent genomic regions that distinguish the mallard and close relatives in North America.

Lavretsky P, DaCosta JM, Sorenson MD, McCracken KG, Peters JL.

Mol Ecol. 2019 May;28(10):2594-2609. doi: 10.1111/mec.15091. Epub 2019 May 9.


A biologically-informed polygenic score identifies endophenotypes and clinical conditions associated with the insulin receptor function on specific brain regions.

Hari Dass SA, McCracken K, Pokhvisneva I, Chen LM, Garg E, Nguyen TTT, Wang Z, Barth B, Yaqubi M, McEwen LM, MacIsaac JL, Diorio J, Kobor MS, O'Donnell KJ, Meaney MJ, Silveira PP.

EBioMedicine. 2019 Apr;42:188-202. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2019.03.051. Epub 2019 Mar 26.


Control of breathing and respiratory gas exchange in high-altitude ducks native to the Andes.

Ivy CM, Lague SL, York JM, Chua BA, Alza L, Cheek R, Dawson NJ, Frappell PB, McCracken KG, Milsom WK, Scott GR.

J Exp Biol. 2019 Apr 1;222(Pt 7). pii: jeb198622. doi: 10.1242/jeb.198622.


Convergent evolution on the hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) pathway genes EGLN1 and EPAS1 in high-altitude ducks.

Graham AM, McCracken KG.

Heredity (Edinb). 2019 Jun;122(6):819-832. doi: 10.1038/s41437-018-0173-z. Epub 2019 Jan 10.


Urethral length in female infants and its relevance in the repair of cloaca.

Halleran DR, Thompson B, Fuchs M, Vilanova-Sanchez A, Rentea RM, Bates DG, McCracken K, Hewitt G, Ching C, DaJusta D, Levitt MA, Wood RJ.

J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Feb;54(2):303-306. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.10.094. Epub 2018 Nov 7.


Impact on Patient Care of a Multidisciplinary Center Specializing in Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction.

Vilanova-Sánchez A, Reck CA, Wood RJ, Garcia Mauriño C, Gasior AC, Dyckes RE, McCracken K, Weaver L, Halleran DR, Diefenbach K, Minzler D, Rentea RM, Ching CB, Jayanthi VR, Fuchs M, Dajusta D, Hewitt GD, Levitt MA.

Front Surg. 2018 Nov 19;5:68. doi: 10.3389/fsurg.2018.00068. eCollection 2018.


The National Physicians Cooperative: transforming fertility management in the cancer setting and beyond.

Smith BM, Duncan FE, Ataman L, Smith K, Quinn GP, Chang RJ, Finlayson C, Orwig K, Valli-Pulaski H, Moravek MB, Zelinski MB, Irene Su H, Vitek W, Smith JF, Jeruss JS, Gracia C, Coutifaris C, Shah D, Nahata L, Gomez-Lobo V, Appiah LC, Brannigan RE, Gillis V, Gradishar W, Javed A, Rhoton-Vlasak AS, Kondapalli LA, Neuber E, Ginsberg JP, Muller CH, Hirshfeld-Cytron J, Kutteh WH, Lindheim SR, Cherven B, Meacham LR, Rao P, Torno L, Sender LS, Vadaparampil ST, Skiles JL, Schafer-Kalkhoff T, Frias OJ, Byrne J, Westphal LM, Schust DJ, Klosky JL, McCracken KA, Ting A, Khan Z, Granberg C, Lockart B, Scoccia B, Laronda MM, Mersereau JE, Marsh C, Pavone ME, Woodruff TK.

Future Oncol. 2018 Dec;14(29):3059-3072. doi: 10.2217/fon-2018-0278. Epub 2018 Nov 26.


Generation of human antral and fundic gastric organoids from pluripotent stem cells.

Broda TR, McCracken KW, Wells JM.

Nat Protoc. 2019 Jan;14(1):28-50. doi: 10.1038/s41596-018-0080-z.


Obstetrical Outcomes in Adult Patients Born with Complex Anorectal Malformations and Cloacal Anomalies: A Literature Review.

Vilanova-Sanchez A, McCracken K, Halleran DR, Wood RJ, Reck-Burneo CA, Levitt MA, Hewitt G.

J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2019 Feb;32(1):7-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2018.10.002. Epub 2018 Oct 24. Review.


Acquired Urethrovaginal Fistula and Urethral Atresia in a Patient with a Sacrococcygeal Teratoma.

Halleran DR, Ahmad H, Ching C, Gorra A, McCracken K, Wood RJ, Levitt MA.

J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Mar;54(3):612-615. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.09.008. Epub 2018 Sep 22.


Esophageal Organoids from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells Delineate Sox2 Functions during Esophageal Specification.

Trisno SL, Philo KED, McCracken KW, Catá EM, Ruiz-Torres S, Rankin SA, Han L, Nasr T, Chaturvedi P, Rothenberg ME, Mandegar MA, Wells SI, Zorn AM, Wells JM.

Cell Stem Cell. 2018 Oct 4;23(4):501-515.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2018.08.008. Epub 2018 Sep 20.


Examining predictors and outcomes of fertility consults among children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer.

Saraf AJ, Stanek J, Audino A, DaJusta D, Hansen-Moore J, McCracken K, Whiteside S, Yeager N, Nahata L.

Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Dec;65(12):e27409. doi: 10.1002/pbc.27409. Epub 2018 Aug 19.


Prolonged Vaginal Bleeding in an Adolescent Secondary to a Foreign Body: Need for a Comprehensive Assessment and Complex Surgery.

Pennesi CM, Kenney B, Thakkar R, Ching C, Hewitt G, McCracken K.

J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2018 Dec;31(6):640-643. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2018.07.004. Epub 2018 Jul 21.


Neutral and functionally important genes shed light on phylogeography and the history of high-altitude colonization in a widespread New World duck.

Lozano-Jaramillo M, McCracken KG, Cadena CD.

Ecol Evol. 2018 Jun 4;8(13):6515-6528. doi: 10.1002/ece3.4108. eCollection 2018 Jul.


Temporal and Site-Specific Changes in Central Neuroimmune Factors During Rapid Weight Gain After Ovariectomy in Rats.

Curtis KS, McCracken K, Espinosa E, Ong J, Buck DJ, Davis RL.

Neurochem Res. 2018 Sep;43(9):1802-1813. doi: 10.1007/s11064-018-2596-6. Epub 2018 Jul 20.


The Mullerian Black Box: Predicting and defining Mullerian anatomy in patients with cloacal abnormalities and the need for longitudinal assessment.

Pradhan S, Vilanova-Sanchez A, McCracken KA, Reck CA, Halleran DR, Wood RJ, Levitt M, Hewitt GD.

J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Nov;53(11):2164-2169. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.05.009. Epub 2018 May 19.


A descriptive model for a multidisciplinary unit for colorectal and pelvic malformations.

Vilanova-Sanchez A, Halleran DR, Reck-Burneo CA, Gasior AC, Weaver L, Fisher M, Wagner A, Nash O, Booth K, Peters K, Williams C, Brown SM, Lu P, Fuchs M, Diefenbach K, Leonard JR, Hewitt G, McCracken K, Di Lorenzo C, Wood RJ, Levitt MA.

J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Mar;54(3):479-485. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.04.019. Epub 2018 Apr 19.


Adnexal Torsion.

Adeyemi-Fowode O, McCracken KA, Todd NJ.

J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2018 Aug;31(4):333-338. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2018.03.010. Epub 2018 Apr 11.


Erratum to "Cloaca reconstruction: A new algorithm which considers the role of urethral length in determining surgical planning" [YJPSU 53/1 (2018) 90-95].

Wood RJ, Reck-Burneo CA, Dajusta D, Ching C, Jayanthi R, Gregory Bates D, Fuchs ME, McCracken K, Hewitt G, Levitt MA.

J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Mar;53(3):582-583. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.02.051. No abstract available.


Validation of a Pulse Oximetry System for High-Altitude Waterfowl by Examining the Hypoxia Responses of the Andean Goose (Chloephaga melanoptera).

Ivy CM, York JM, Lague SL, Chua BA, Alza L, McCracken KG, Milsom WK, Scott GR.

Physiol Biochem Zool. 2018 May/Jun;91(3):859-867. doi: 10.1086/697053.


Normal pelvic ultrasound or MRI does not rule out neoplasm in patients with gonadal dysgenesis and Y chromosome material.

Ebert KM, Hewitt GD, Indyk JA, McCracken KA, Nahata L, Jayanthi VR.

J Pediatr Urol. 2018 Apr;14(2):154.e1-154.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2017.11.009. Epub 2017 Dec 23.


Timing is everything: Reiterative Wnt, BMP and RA signaling regulate developmental competence during endoderm organogenesis.

Rankin SA, McCracken KW, Luedeke DM, Han L, Wells JM, Shannon JM, Zorn AM.

Dev Biol. 2018 Feb 1;434(1):121-132. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2017.11.018. Epub 2017 Dec 5.


Migration-Selection Balance Drives Genetic Differentiation in Genes Associated with High-Altitude Function in the Speckled Teal (Anas flavirostris) in the Andes.

Graham AM, Lavretsky P, Muñoz-Fuentes V, Green AJ, Wilson RE, McCracken KG.

Genome Biol Evol. 2018 Jan 1;10(1):14-32. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evx253.


Respiratory mechanics and morphology of Tibetan and Andean high-altitude geese with divergent life histories.

York JM, Scadeng M, McCracken KG, Milsom WK.

J Exp Biol. 2018 Jan 10;221(Pt 1). pii: jeb170738. doi: 10.1242/jeb.170738.


Divergent respiratory and cardiovascular responses to hypoxia in bar-headed geese and Andean birds.

Lague SL, Chua B, Alza L, Scott GR, Frappell PB, Zhong Y, Farrell AP, McCracken KG, Wang Y, Milsom WK.

J Exp Biol. 2017 Nov 15;220(Pt 22):4186-4194. doi: 10.1242/jeb.168799.


Cloaca reconstruction: a new algorithm which considers the role of urethral length in determining surgical planning.

Wood RJ, Reck-Burneo CA, Dajusta D, Ching C, Jayanthi R, Bates DG, Fuchs ME, McCracken K, Hewitt G, Levitt MA.

J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Oct 12. pii: S0022-3468(17)30644-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.10.022. [Epub ahead of print] Erratum in: J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Mar;53(3):582-583.


Gynecologic anatomic abnormalities following anorectal malformations repair.

Vilanova-Sanchez A, Reck CA, McCracken KA, Lane VA, Gasior AC, Wood RJ, Levitt MA, Hewitt GD.

J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Apr;53(4):698-703. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.07.012. Epub 2017 Jul 24.


Fertility preservation in children and adolescents: current options and considerations.

McCracken K, Nahata L.

Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Oct;29(5):283-288. doi: 10.1097/GCO.0000000000000395. Review.


Morphological and morphometric specializations of the lung of the Andean goose, Chloephaga melanoptera: A lifelong high-altitude resident.

Maina JN, McCracken KG, Chua B, York JM, Milsom WK.

PLoS One. 2017 Mar 24;12(3):e0174395. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0174395. eCollection 2017.


Respiratory mechanics of eleven avian species resident at high and low altitude.

York JM, Chua BA, Ivy CM, Alza L, Cheek R, Scott GR, McCracken KG, Frappell PB, Dawson NJ, Laguë SL, Milsom WK.

J Exp Biol. 2017 Mar 15;220(Pt 6):1079-1089. doi: 10.1242/jeb.151191.


Mechanisms of embryonic stomach development.

McCracken KW, Wells JM.

Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2017 Jun;66:36-42. doi: 10.1016/j.semcdb.2017.02.004. Epub 2017 Feb 24. Review.


Future developments in biosensors for field-ready Zika virus diagnostics.

Nicolini AM, McCracken KE, Yoon JY.

J Biol Eng. 2017 Jan 23;11:7. doi: 10.1186/s13036-016-0046-z. eCollection 2017. Review.


Erratum: Wnt/β-catenin promotes gastric fundus specification in mice and humans.

McCracken KW, Aihara E, Martin B, Crawford CM, Broda T, Treguier J, Zhang X, Shannon JM, Montrose MH, Wells JM.

Nature. 2017 Mar 2;543(7643):136. doi: 10.1038/nature21381. Epub 2017 Jan 25. No abstract available.


Wnt/β-catenin promotes gastric fundus specification in mice and humans.

McCracken KW, Aihara E, Martin B, Crawford CM, Broda T, Treguier J, Zhang X, Shannon JM, Montrose MH, Wells JM.

Nature. 2017 Jan 12;541(7636):182-187. doi: 10.1038/nature21021. Epub 2017 Jan 4. Erratum in: Nature. 2017 Mar 2;543(7643):136.


Mitochondrial physiology in the skeletal and cardiac muscles is altered in torrent ducks, Merganetta armata, from high altitudes in the Andes.

Dawson NJ, Ivy CM, Alza L, Cheek R, York JM, Chua B, Milsom WK, McCracken KG, Scott GR.

J Exp Biol. 2016 Dec 1;219(Pt 23):3719-3728. Epub 2016 Sep 12.


A standardized approach for the assessment and treatment of internationally adopted children with a previously repaired anorectal malformation (ARM).

Lane VA, Skerritt C, Wood RJ, Reck C, Hewitt GD, McCracken KA, Jayanthi VR, DaJusta D, Ching C, Deans KJ, Minneci PC, Levitt MA.

J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Nov;51(11):1864-1870. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2016.07.018. Epub 2016 Aug 5.


In memory of Professor Jack Pearce, BSc PhD CChem FRSC FIFST.

McCracken K.

Br Poult Sci. 2016 Aug;57(4):582-3. doi: 10.1080/00071668.2016.1211377. Epub 2016 Aug 1. No abstract available.


A Retinoic Acid-Hedgehog Cascade Coordinates Mesoderm-Inducing Signals and Endoderm Competence during Lung Specification.

Rankin SA, Han L, McCracken KW, Kenny AP, Anglin CT, Grigg EA, Crawford CM, Wells JM, Shannon JM, Zorn AM.

Cell Rep. 2016 Jun 28;16(1):66-78. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.05.060. Epub 2016 Jun 16.

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