Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
Vilnius University Faculty of Medicine, Lithuania
Vilnius University Clinics, Lithuania - Internal Medicine
William Beaumont Hospital - Internal Medicine
University of Maryland Medical Center - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Body composition test
Continuous ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
Continuous glucose monitoring
Medical weight loss
White coat syndrome
Technology to facilitate therapeutic lifestyle modifications
Influence of foodstuffs and lifestyle on metabolic changes and obesity-related malnutrition
Neuroplasticity and mitochondrial plasticity in diabetes development
Screening for hormonal disorders
Systems-based approach to informing patients about diabetes risk and prevention resources
Heart failure prevention and remission of early diastolic dysfunction
Diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency
Prediabetes and metabolic syndrome
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
False Increase of Estradiol Levels in a 36-Year-Old Postmenopausal Patient With Estrogen Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer Treated With Fulvestrant. Berger D, Waheed S, Fattout Y, Kazlauskaite R, Usha L Clin. Breast Cancer 2015 Jul 22 :. Birthweight, mediating biomarkers and the development of type 2 diabetes later in life: a prospective study of multi-ethnic women. Song Y, Huang YT, Song Y, Hevener AL, Ryckman KK, Qi L, LeBlanc ES, Kazlauskaite R, Brennan KM, Liu S Diabetologia 2015 Jan 8 :. Longitudinal association of anthropometric measures of adiposity with cardiometabolic risk factors in postmenopausal women. Kabat GC, Heo M, Van Horn LV, Kazlauskaite R, Getaneh A, Ard J, Vitolins MZ, Waring ME, Zaslavsky O, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Rohan TE Ann Epidemiol 2014 Oct 15 24(12):896-902. Employment status, depressive symptoms, and waist circumference change in midlife women: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN). Appelhans BM, Segawa E, Janssen I, Kazlauskaite R, Thurston RC, Lewis TT, Kravitz HM Ann Epidemiol 2014 Mar 24(3):187-92. Body image satisfaction and depression in midlife women: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN). Jackson KL, Janssen I, Appelhans BM, Kazlauskaite R, Karavolos K, Dugan SA, Avery EA, Shipp-Johnson KJ, Powell LH, Kravitz HM Arch Womens Ment Health 2014 Jun 17(3):177-87. Hyperandrogenic oligomenorrhea and metabolic risks across menopausal transition. Polotsky AJ, Allshouse AA, Crawford SL, Harlow SD, Khalil N, Kazlauskaite R, Santoro N, Legro RS J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2014 Jun 99(6):2120-7. Meal preparation and cleanup time and cardiometabolic risk over 14years in the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN). Appelhans BM, Segawa E, Janssen I, Nackers LM, Kazlauskaite R, Baylin A, Burns JW, Powell LH, Kravitz HM Prev Med 2014 Dec 6 71C:1-6. Covariation of change in bioavailable testosterone and adiposity in midlife women. Janssen I, Powell LH, Jasielec MS, Kazlauskaite R Obesity (Silver Spring) 2014 Dec 31 :. Diet Drink Consumption and the Risk of Cardiovascular Events: A Report from the Women's Health Initiative. Vyas A, Rubenstein L, Robinson J, Seguin RA, Vitolins MZ, Kazlauskaite R, Shikany JM, Johnson KC, Snetselaar L, Wallace R J Gen Intern Med 2014 Dec 17 :. The value of diastolic function parameters in the prediction of left atrial appendage thrombus in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Doukky R, Garcia-Sayan E, Gage H, Nagarajan V, Demopoulos A, Cena M, Nazir NT, Karam GJ, Trohman RG, Kazlauskaite R Cardiovasc Ultrasound 2014 12(1):10. B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Predicts Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation. Doukky R, Gage H, Nagarajan V, Demopoulos A, Cena M, Garcia-Sayan E, Karam GJ, Kazlauskaite R. Echocardiography. 2013 2013 Mar 15. doi: 10.1111/echo.12169. [Epub ahead of print] High serum levels of free cortisol indicate severity of cirrhosis in hemodynamically stable patients. Thevenot T, Dorin R, Monnet E, Qualls CR, Sapin R, Grandclement E, Borot S, Sheppard F, Weil D, Degand T, Di Martino V, Kazlauskaite R. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 2012 Oct 27(10):1596-601. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1746.2012.07188.x. How well does the body adiposity index capture adiposity change in midlife women?: The SWAN fat patterning study. Appelhans BM, Kazlauskaite R, Karavolos K, Janssen I, Kravitz HM, Dugan S, Burns JW, Shipp-Johnson K, Powell LH. Am J Hum Biol. 2012 2012 Nov-Dec 24(6):866-9. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22330. Epub 2012 Sep 27. The Association between Self-Reported Energy Intake and Intra-Abdominal Adipose Tissue in Perimenopausal Women. Kazlauskaite R, Karavolos K, Janssen I, Carlson K, Shipp KJ, Dugan SA, Powell LH. J Obes. 2012 2012 2012:567320. Epub 2012 Jun 27. Subcutaneous adipose tissue in relation to subclinical atherosclerosis and cardiometabolic risk factors in midlife women. Wildman RP, Janssen I, Khan UI, Thurston R, Barinas-Mitchell E, El Khoudary SR, Everson-Rose SA, Kazlauskaite R, Matthews KA, Sutton-Tyrrell K. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 2011 Apr 93(4):719-26. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.110.007153. Epub 2011 Feb 23. Predictors of diastolic dysfunction among minority patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes. Kazlauskaite R, Doukky R, Evans A, Margeta B, Ruchi A, Fogelfeld L, Kelly RF. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2010 2010 May 88(2):189-95. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2009.12.007. Epub 2010 Mar 1. Vitamin D is associated with atheroprotective high-density lipoprotein profile in postmenopausal women. Kazlauskaite R, Powell LH, Mandapakala C, Cursio JF, Avery EF, Calvin J. J Clin Lipidol. 2010 2010 Mar-Apr 4(2):113-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jacl.2010.01.006. Epub 2010 Feb 6. Testosterone and visceral fat in midlife women: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN) fat patterning study. Janssen I, Powell LH, Kazlauskaite R, Dugan SA. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 2010 Mar 18(3):604-10. doi: 10.1038/oby.2009.251. Epub 2009 Aug 20. Lifestyle in France and the United States: an American perspective. Powell LH, Kazlauskaite R, Shima C, Appelhans BM. J Am Diet Assoc. 2010 2010 Jun 110(6):845-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jada.2010.03.029. No abstract available. Alcohol consumption and risk of ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast in a cohort of postmenopausal women. Kabat GC, Kim M, Shikany JM, Rodgers AK, Wactawski-Wende J, Lane D, Powell L, Stefanick ML, Freiberg MS, Kazlauskaite R, Chlebowski RT, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Rohan TE. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 2010 Aug 19(8):2066-72. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-10-0388. Epub 2010 Jul 20. Pitfalls in the diagnosis of central adrenal insufficiency in children. Kazlauskaite R, Maghnie M. Endocr Dev. 2010 2010 17:96-107. doi: 10.1159/000262532. Epub 2009 Nov 24. Review. Accuracy of self-monitored blood glucose in type 2 diabetes. Kazlauskaite R, Soni S, Evans AT, Graham K, Fisher B. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2009 2009 Jun 11(6):385-92. doi: 10.1089/dia.2008.0111. Corticotropin tests for hypothalamic-pituitary- adrenal insufficiency: a metaanalysis. Kazlauskaite R, Evans AT, Villabona CV, Abdu TA, Ambrosi B, Atkinson AB, Choi CH, Clayton RN, Courtney CH, Gonc EN, Maghnie M, Rose SR, Soule SG, Tordjman K; Consortium for Evaluation of Corticotropin Test in Hypothalamic-Pituitary Adrenal Insufficiency. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 2008 Nov 93(11):4245-53. doi: 10.1210/jc.2008-0710. Epub 2008 Aug 12.
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