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profileCamilia Rivera Martin, M.D.

TitleAssociate Professor of Pediatrics
InstitutionBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
DepartmentPediatrics
AddressBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Dept. of Neonatology, Rose 3
330 Brookline Ave
Boston MA 02215
Phone617/667-3267
Fax617/667-7040
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Available: 07/11/17, Expires: 07/11/22

The preterm infant is completely dependent on the nutritional practices provided to them while in the neonatal intensive care unit not only for growth, but also to receive the essential immunonutrients and nutritional building blocks to continue organ development and establish their innate immunity. Increasingly, nutrition scientists are establishing the pervasive health consequences of nutritional inputs from genes to metabolic products, including the microbiome. However, how these pathways impact the preterm infant and their ongoing development outside of the womb is largely unknown. This scientific gap has resulted in minimal innovation in specialized nutritional products for the preterm infant. Our lab seeks to understand how our nutritional practices impact health, growth, and development to minimize later sequelae of preterm birth and maximize long term outcomes. Currently our primary focus is in the role of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in these processes. Central to these investigations is a clinical biorepository from over 500 infants enrolled with archived longitudinal biological samples; and, several small and large animal models recapitulating neonatal disease processes. Our translational research program in newborn medicine allows for rapid assessment of mechanisms and the testing of potential therapies that can be brought from the bench to bedside. Depending on the background and training of the student, projects can be tailored to meet their interests along the spectrum of translational research.

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Early postnatal Lipoxin A4 levels are increased in preterm infants who develop chronic lung disease
Summer, 06/13/11 - 08/15/11

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R01DK104346     (MARTIN, CAMILIA R)Sep 18, 2014 - Aug 31, 2018
NIH/NIDDK
Impact of fatty acid imbalance in intestinal health and disease in prematurity
Role: Principal Investigator

M01RR002172     (MANDELL, JAMES WILLIAM)Jan 1, 1983 - Mar 31, 2009
NIH/NCRR
General Clinical Research Center
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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  1. Struyvenberg MR, Martin CR, Freedman SD. Practical guide to exocrine pancreatic insufficiency - Breaking the myths. BMC Med. 2017 Feb 10; 15(1):29. PMID: 28183317.
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  2. Cohen J, MacArthur KL, Atsawarungruangkit A, Perillo MC, Martin CR, Berzin TM, Shapiro NI, Sawhney MS, Freedman SD, Sheth SG. Defining the diagnostic value of hyperlipasemia for acute pancreatitis in the critically ill. Pancreatology. 2017 Mar - Apr; 17(2):176-181. PMID: 28237616.
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  3. Martin CR, Stoll B, Cluette-Brown J, Akinkuotu AC, Olutoye OO, Gura KM, Singh P, Zaman MM, Perillo MC, Puder M, Freedman SD, Burrin D. Use of a novel docosahexaenoic acid formulation vs control in a neonatal porcine model of short bowel syndrome leads to greater intestinal absorption and higher systemic levels of DHA. Nutr Res. 2017 Mar; 39:51-60. PMID: 28385289.
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  4. Wilschanski M, Yaakov Y, Omari I, Zaman M, Martin CR, Cohen-Cymberknoh M, Shoseyov D, Kerem E, Dasilva D, Sheth S, Uluer A, O'Sullivan BP, Freedman S. Comparison of Nasal Potential Difference and Intestinal Current Measurements as Surrogate Markers for CFTR Function. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 Nov; 63(5):e92-e97. PMID: 27496797.
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  5. Martin CR, Ling PR, Blackburn GL. Review of Infant Feeding: Key Features of Breast Milk and Infant Formula. Nutrients. 2016 May 11; 8(5). PMID: 27187450; PMCID: PMC4882692.
  6. Martin CR, Cheesman A, Brown J, Makda M, Kutner AJ, DaSilva D, Zaman M, Freedman SD. Factors Determining Optimal Fatty Acid Absorption in Preterm Infants. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 Jan; 62(1):130-6. PMID: 26252920; PMCID: PMC4691401 [Available on 01/01/17].
  7. Konnikova Y, Zaman MM, Makda M, D'Onofrio D, Freedman SD, Martin CR. Late Enteral Feedings Are Associated with Intestinal Inflammation and Adverse Neonatal Outcomes. PLoS One. 2015; 10(7):e0132924. PMID: 26172126; PMCID: PMC4501691.
  8. Soto-Rivera CL, Fichorova RN, Allred EN, Van Marter LJ, Shah B, Martin CR, Agus MS, Leviton A. The relationship between TSH and systemic inflammation in extremely preterm newborns. Endocrine. 2015 Mar; 48(2):595-602. PMID: 24996532; PMCID: PMC4285685.
  9. Martin CR, Zaman MM, Gilkey C, Salguero MV, Hasturk H, Kantarci A, Van Dyke TE, Freedman SD. Resolvin D1 and lipoxin A4 improve alveolarization and normalize septal wall thickness in a neonatal murine model of hyperoxia-induced lung injury. PLoS One. 2014; 9(6):e98773. PMID: 24892762; PMCID: PMC4043836.
  10. Martin CR. Fatty acid requirements in preterm infants and their role in health and disease. Clin Perinatol. 2014 Jun; 41(2):363-82. PMID: 24873838.
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  11. Freedman SD, Martin CR, Aspinall MG. Structuring the patient-physician encounter: Joint creation of an actionable roadmap to health. Healthc (Amst). 2014 Jul; 2(2):94-8. PMID: 26250375.
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  12. Bartholomew J, Martin CR, Allred E, Chen ML, Ehrenkranz RA, Dammann O, Leviton A. Risk factors and correlates of neonatal growth velocity in extremely low gestational age newborns: the ELGAN Study. Neonatology. 2013; 104(4):298-304. PMID: 24192897; PMCID: PMC3929951.
  13. Martin CR. Probiotics for the prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis: not just which ones but also why? J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Jul; 57(1):3. PMID: 23535765.
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  14. VanderVeen DK, Martin CR, Mehendale R, Allred EN, Dammann O, Leviton A. Early nutrition and weight gain in preterm newborns and the risk of retinopathy of prematurity. PLoS One. 2013; 8(5):e64325. PMID: 23734194; PMCID: PMC3667175.
  15. Martin CR, Bellomy M, Allred EN, Fichorova RN, Leviton A. Systemic inflammation associated with severe intestinal injury in extremely low gestational age newborns. Fetal Pediatr Pathol. 2013 Jun; 32(3):222-34. PMID: 23002960; PMCID: PMC4201234.
  16. Nathe KE, Mancuso CJ, Parad R, Van Marter LJ, Martin CR, Stoler-Barak L, Philbin VJ, Phillips MF, Palmer CD, Levy O. Innate immune activation in neonatal tracheal aspirates suggests endotoxin-driven inflammation. Pediatr Res. 2012 Aug; 72(2):203-11. PMID: 22580716; PMCID: PMC3406551.
  17. Freedman SD, Martin CR. Do patient-accessible electronic medical records help or complicate shared decision making? Virtual Mentor. 2012 Jul 01; 14(7):560-2. PMID: 23351293.
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  18. Martin CR, Zaman MM, Ketwaroo GA, Bhutta AQ, Coronel E, Popov Y, Schuppan D, Freedman SD. CFTR dysfunction predisposes to fibrotic liver disease in a murine model. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2012 Aug 15; 303(4):G474-81. PMID: 22679000; PMCID: PMC3423138.
  19. Martin CR, Dasilva DA, Cluette-Brown JE, Dimonda C, Hamill A, Bhutta AQ, Coronel E, Wilschanski M, Stephens AJ, Driscoll DF, Bistrian BR, Ware JH, Zaman MM, Freedman SD. Decreased postnatal docosahexaenoic and arachidonic acid blood levels in premature infants are associated with neonatal morbidities. J Pediatr. 2011 Nov; 159(5):743-749.e1-2. PMID: 21658712; PMCID: PMC3701520.
  20. Patel S, Dammann O, Martin CR, Allred EN, Leviton A. Presumed and definite bacteremia in extremely low gestational age newborns. Acta Paediatr. 2011 Jan; 100(1):36-41. PMID: 20712830; PMCID: PMC3006000.
  21. Zaman MM, Martin CR, Andersson C, Bhutta AQ, Cluette-Brown JE, Laposata M, Freedman SD. Linoleic acid supplementation results in increased arachidonic acid and eicosanoid production in CF airway cells and in cftr-/- transgenic mice. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2010 Nov; 299(5):L599-606. PMID: 20656894; PMCID: PMC2980390.
  22. Martin CR, Dammann O, Allred EN, Patel S, O'Shea TM, Kuban KC, Leviton A. Neurodevelopment of extremely preterm infants who had necrotizing enterocolitis with or without late bacteremia. J Pediatr. 2010 Nov; 157(5):751-6.e1. PMID: 20598317; PMCID: PMC2952050.
  23. Belfort MB, Martin CR, Smith VC, Gillman MW, McCormick MC. Infant weight gain and school-age blood pressure and cognition in former preterm infants. Pediatrics. 2010 Jun; 125(6):e1419-26. PMID: 20478940; PMCID: PMC4138041.
  24. Walsh MC, Hibbs AM, Martin CR, Cnaan A, Keller RL, Vittinghoff E, Martin RJ, Truog WE, Ballard PL, Zadell A, Wadlinger SR, Coburn CE, Ballard RA. Two-year neurodevelopmental outcomes of ventilated preterm infants treated with inhaled nitric oxide. J Pediatr. 2010 Apr; 156(4):556-61.e1. PMID: 20138299; PMCID: PMC2843768.
  25. Woods ER, Buka SL, Martin CR, Salganik M, Howard MB, Gueguen JA, Brooks-Gunn J, McCormick MC. Assessing youth risk behavior in a clinical trial setting: lessons from the infant health and development program. J Adolesc Health. 2010 May; 46(5):429-36. PMID: 20413078.
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  26. Martin CR, Brown YF, Ehrenkranz RA, O'Shea TM, Allred EN, Belfort MB, McCormick MC, Leviton A. Nutritional practices and growth velocity in the first month of life in extremely premature infants. Pediatrics. 2009 Aug; 124(2):649-57. PMID: 19651583; PMCID: PMC2859427.
  27. Singh H, Dumas GJ, Silvestri AP, Young S, Martin CR, Bistrian BR, Driscoll DF. Physical compatibility of neonatal total parenteral nutrition admixtures containing organic calcium and inorganic phosphate salts in a simulated infusion at 37 degrees C. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2009 Mar; 10(2):213-6. PMID: 19188866.
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  28. Martin CR, Walker WA. Probiotics: role in pathophysiology and prevention in necrotizing enterocolitis. Semin Perinatol. 2008 Apr; 32(2):127-37. PMID: 18346537.
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  29. Martin CR, Dumas GJ, Shoaie C, Zheng Z, Mackinnon B, Al-Aweel I, Bistrian BR, Pursley DM, Driscoll DF. Incidence of hypertriglyceridemia in critically ill neonates receiving lipid injectable emulsions in glass versus plastic containers: a retrospective analysis. J Pediatr. 2008 Feb; 152(2):232-6. PMID: 18206695.
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  30. Gupta M, Mestan KK, Martin CR, Pearson C, Ortiz K, Fu L, Stubblefield P, Cerda S, Kasznica JM, Wang X. Impact of clinical and histologic correlates of maternal and fetal inflammatory response on gestational age in preterm births. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2007 Jan; 20(1):39-46. PMID: 17437198.
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  31. Martin CR, Walker WA. Intestinal immune defences and the inflammatory response in necrotising enterocolitis. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2006 Oct; 11(5):369-77. PMID: 16690363.
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  32. McCormick MC, Brooks-Gunn J, Buka SL, Goldman J, Yu J, Salganik M, Scott DT, Bennett FC, Kay LL, Bernbaum JC, Bauer CR, Martin C, Woods ER, Martin A, Casey PH. Early intervention in low birth weight premature infants: results at 18 years of age for the Infant Health and Development Program. Pediatrics. 2006 Mar; 117(3):771-80. PMID: 16510657.
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  33. Martin CR, Van Marter LJ, Allred EN, Leviton A. Antenatal glucocorticoids increase early total thyroxine levels in premature infants. Biol Neonate. 2005; 87(4):273-80. PMID: 15703468.
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  34. Van Marter LJ, Dammann O, Allred EN, Leviton A, Pagano M, Moore M, Martin C. Chorioamnionitis, mechanical ventilation, and postnatal sepsis as modulators of chronic lung disease in preterm infants. J Pediatr. 2002 Feb; 140(2):171-6. PMID: 11865267.
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  35. Martin CR, Van Marter LJ, Allred EN, Leviton A. Growth-restricted premature infants are at increased risk for low thyroxine. Early Hum Dev. 2001 Sep; 64(2):119-28. PMID: 11440824.
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  36. Collins JW, Martin CR. Relation of traditional risk factors to intrauterine growth retardation among United States-born and foreign-born Mexican Americans in Chicago. Ethn Dis. 1998; 8(1):21-5. PMID: 9595244.
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  37. Bowen W, Martin CR, Krauss AN, Auld PA. Ventilation-perfusion relationships in preterm infants after surfactant treatment. Pediatr Pulmonol. 1994 Sep; 18(3):155-62. PMID: 7800432.
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