Theresa A. Schlager, MD

Schlager

Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics

 

 

 

 

Education

  • B.S., University of Wisconsin (1979)
  • M.D., Case Western Reserve University (1984)

Clinical and Research Interests

  • The pathogenesis and treatment of urinary tract infections in children with neurogenic bladder.
  • The pathogenesis of urniary tract infections in girls with recurrent UTI.
  • Histology of the neurogenic bladder including umbrella cell function and chronic inflammatory markers.
  • Clonal diversity of Escherichia coli and virulence factor expression among stool, periurethral and urine strains of E. coli¬†from healthy girls and girls with recurrent UTI.
  • Methods of urine collection and analysis in the diagnosis of urinary tract infection in children

National Activities

  • Member, Research Directors, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, 1996 – 2000
  • Member, Masters Thesis Committee. Institute of Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, 2000
  • Member, Research and Awards Committee American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Development Medicine, 2003-2006
  • Member, International Committee, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, 2006-2010

Selected Publications

  • TA Schlager, R Le Gallo, D Innes, J Hendley, C Peters, B Cell Infiltration and Lymphonodular Hyperplasia in the Bladder Submucosa of Patients with Persistent Bacteremia and recurrent UTI. Journal of Urology 186, 2359-2364,December 2011.
  • TA Schlager (Invited review by authors) Guideline for Management and Screening of Primary Vesicoureterial Reflux in Children: AUA guideline, Peters, CA et al., Journal of Urology 184: (3) 1134-44, 2010.
  • TA Schlager, JO Hendley, C Peters, Lack of bacterial reservoirs in bladder mucosa of patients with neurogenic bladder and chronic bacteriuria. Vol 182 1712-19 Oct 2009; Journal of Urology.
  • Schlager TA, Johnson JR, Ouellette LM, Whittam TW, Escherichia coli colonizing the neurogenic bladder are similar to widespread clones causing disease in patients with normal bladder function. Spinal Cord 60:1-6 June 2008.
  • TA Schlager, JO Hendley, C Peters, Lack of bacterial reservoirs in bladder mucosa of patients with neurogenic bladder and chronic bacteriuria. Vol 182 1712-19 Oct 2009; Journal of Urology.
  • TA Schlager (Invited review by authors) Guideline for Management and Screening of Primary Vesicoureterial Reflux in Children: AUA guideline, Peters, CA et al., Journal of Urology 184: (3) 1134-44, 2010.
  • TA Schlager, R Le Gallo, D Innes, J Hendley, C Peters, B Cell Infiltration and Lymphonodular Hyperplasia in the Bladder Submucosa of Patients with Persistent Bacteremia and recurrent UTI.Journal of Urology 186, 2359-2364,December 2011.

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