Selected Publications

  1. Butz AM, Bellin M,Tsoukleris M, Mudd SS, Kub J, Ogborn J, Morphew T, Lewis-Land C, Bollinger ME. Very poorly controlled asthma in urban children: Lessons learned.
    Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology: In Practice.
  2. Butz A, Morphew T, Lewis-Land C, Kub J, Bellin M, Ogborn J, Mudd S, Bollinger ME, Tsoukleris M.Factors associated with poor controller medication use in children with high asthma emergency department utilization.
    Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2017;118(4):419-426.
  3. Butz AM, Bellin MH, Bollinger ME, Kub J, Mudd SS, Ogborn J, Land CL, Thompson RE, Tsoukleris M. Salivary Cotinine Measurement for All Children with Persistent Asthma: Spit Matters.
    Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. 2016;116(5):463-465.
  4. Bellin MH, Osteen P, Kub J, Bollinger ME, Tsoukleris M, Chaikind L, Butz AM. Stress and quality of life in urban caregivers of children with poorly controlled asthma: A longitudinal analysis.
    Journal of Pediatric Health Care 2015;29(6):536-46
  5. Butz AM, Ogborn J, Mudd S, Ballreich J, Tsoukleris M, Kub J, Bellin M, Bollinger ME. Factors associated with high short acting beta2 agonist (SABA) use in urban children with asthma.
    Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2015;114;114(5):385-92.
  6. Meaney CJ*, Hynicka LM, Tsoukleris MG. Vancomycin associated nephrotoxicity in adult medicine patients.
    Pharmacotherapy. 2014;34(7):653-661.
  7. Butz AM, Halterman J, Bellin M, Kub J, Tsoukleris M, Frick KD, Thompson RE, Land C, Bollinger ME. Improving preventive care in high risk children with asthma: Lessons learned.
    Journal of Asthma 2014;51(5):498-507.
  8. Bollinger ME, Mudd KE, Boldt A, Hsu VD, Tsoukleris MG, Butz AM. Prescription fill patterns in underserved children with asthma receiving subspecialty care.
    Annals of Asthma Allergy & Immunology 2013;111(3):185-189.
  9. Bellin MH, Kub J, Bollinger ME, Tsoukleris M, Walker J, Land C, Butz A. Stress and quality of life in caregivers of inner-city minority children with poorly controlled asthma.
    Journal of Pediatric Healthcare. 2013;27:127-34.  Available online November 16, 2011. doi:10.1016/j.pedhc.2011.09.009
  10. Butz AM, Halterman JS, Bellin M, Kub J, Frick KD, Lewis-Land C, Walker J, Donithan M, Tsoukleris M, Bollinger ME.  Factors associated with completion of a behavioral intervention for caregivers of urban children with asthma.
    Journal of Asthma.  2012;49(9):977-988.
  11. Tsoukleris MG*, Huynh D, Morgan JA.  Adjusting controller medications in children:  Evidence for Step Up and Down choices after EPR-3.
    Current Pediatric Reviews. 2012 (February);8(1):27-36.
  12. Tsoukleris MG*, Smith CH, Mudd KE, Bollinger MB.  What you should know about asthma:  A guide for people with asthma. August 2012.  Originally published in 2004.  This is a book written for people with asthma and their families.
  13. Butz AM, Halterman JS, Bellin M, Tsoukleris M, Donithan M, Kub J, Thompson RE, Land CL, Walker J, Bollinger ME.  Factors associated with second hand smoke exposure in young inner city children with asthma.
    Journal of Asthma
    2011;48:449-457.  DOI:10.3109/02770903.2011.57674. PMID: 21545248
  14. Butz A, Kub J, Donithan M, James NT, Thompson RE, Bellin M, Tsoukleris M, Bollinger ME.  Influence of caregiver and provider communication on symptom days and medication use for inner city children with asthma.
    Journal of Asthma 2010 May;47(4):478-85. PMID: 20528605
  15. Butz A, Sellers MD, Land C, Walker J, Tsoukleris M, Bollinger ME.  Factors affecting primary care provider and caregiver concordance for pediatric asthma medications.
    Journal of Asthma 2009;46:308-13. PMID: 19373641
  16. Butz AM, Thompson RE, Tsoukleris MG, Donithan M, Hsu VD, Mudd K, Zuckerman IH, Bollinger ME.  Seasonal patterns of controller and rescue asthma medication use in inner-city children.
    Journal of Asthma 2008;45(9):800-806. PMID: 18972299
  17. Walker J, Lewis-Land C, Kub J, Tsoukleris M, Butz A.  The effect of violence on asthma:  are our children facing a double-edged sword?  Journal of Community Health 2008;33(6):384-388.  Available online 6/26/08. PMID: 18581215
  18. Mudd K, Bollinger ME, Hsu VD, Manning A, Tsoukleris M, Butz A.  Concordance of Medicaid and pharmacy record data in underserved children with asthma.
    Contemporary Clinical Trials 2008;29(1):13-20. Available online 5/24/07. PMID: 17574930
  19. Pradel FG, Obeidat NA, Tsoukleris MG. Factors affecting pharmacists’ pediatric asthma counseling.
    Journal of the American Pharmacists Association 2007; 47(6):737-746. PMID: 18032137
  20. Scarpaci L, Tsoukleris MG, McPherson ML.  Assessment of hospice nurses’ technique in the use of inhalers and nebulizers.
    Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2007;10(3):665-676. PMID: 17592978
  21. Butz AM, Tsoukleris MG, Donithan M, Hsu VD, Mudd K, Zuckerman IH, Bollinger ME.Patterns of inhaled anti-inflammatory medication use in young underserved children with asthma.  Pediatrics December 2006;118(6):2504-13.  PMID: 17142537
  22. Butz AM, Tsoukleris MG, Donithan M, Hsu VD, Zuckerman I, Mudd K, Thompson RE, Rand C, Bollinger ME.  Effectiveness of nebulizer use-targeted asthma education on underserved children with asthma. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 2006;160(6):622-628.  PMID:  16754825
  23. Tsoukleris MG*.  Adherence to long term therapies:  Evidence for action.  [book review].
    Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2004;38(6):1093
  24. Pradel F, Weiss SR, Magder LS, Tsoukleris M, Fahlman C, Bollinger ME.  Preliminary validation of the “inhalation device skill assessment tool”.
    Journal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2003;20(1):18-24.
  25. Tsoukleris MG* and Katona BG.  Chapter 47.  Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  In: Shargel L, Mutnick AH, Souney PF, and Swanson LN, editors.  Comprehensive pharmacy review.  5thed.  Baltimore:  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2003.
  26. Tsoukleris MG* and Katona BG.  Chapter 47.  Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  In: Shargel L, Mutnick AH, Souney PF, and Swanson LN, editors. Comprehensive pharmacy review.  4th ed.  Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2001.

 Selected Scientific Presentations

  1. Powell E*, Bollinger ME, De Pinto C, Mezu A, Tsoukleris M. Patient characteristics and post epinephrine management of anaphylaxis when treating allergic reactions according to a statewide school based emergency treatment protocol. Poster presented to American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada. December 2016.
  2. Chen Linvan*, Lin Alan*, De Pinto C, Mezu A, Tsoukleris MG. Anaphylaxis severity in relation to the delay of epinephrine administration in Maryland schools (201-2016). Poster presented to American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting. Las Vegas. December 2016.
  3. DePriest K*, Tsoukleris M, Land C, Butz A.Use of home remedies in urban children with persistent asthma. Poster presented to American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Denver, Colorado. October/November 2016.
  4. Kub J, Mudd S, Bellin M, Bollinger ME, Tsoukleris M, Butz AM. Impact of perceived neighborhood quality on depressive symptoms among caretakers of urban children with asthma. Poster presented to
    American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Denver, Colorado. October/November 2016.
  5. Butz AM, Land C, Kub J, Tsoukleris M, Bollinger ME. Use of Allergen Sensitization and Cotinine Tests to Predict High Risk Asthma in Urban Children.  Poster presented at European Respiratory Society International congress. London, United Kingdom. September 2016.
  6. Lewis-Land C, Tsoukleris M, Butz AM, et al. Neighborhood Hygiene (Dirty Streets and Alleys) on Urban Children with Asthma.  Podium presentation to European Respiratory Society International Congress. London, United Kingdom. September 2016.
  7. Truong L*, Tsoukleris, MG, Bellin M, Kub J, Lewis-Land C, Bollinger ME, Butz A. Association between Medication Adherence Report Scale (MARS-5) and caregiver-reported inhaled corticosteroid use in inner city children with asthma. Podium presentation to American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. Los Angeles, California. March 2016.
  8. Bellin MH, Osteen P, Kub J, Bollinger M, Tsoukleris M, Chaikind L, Butz A. Stress and quality of life in urban caregivers of young children with poorly controlled asthma: a longitudinal analysis.  Podium presentation to Society for Social Work and Research. Washington, DC. January 2016.
  9. Lewis C, Bellin M, Ballreich J, Bollinger M, DiPaula F, Tsoukleris M, Kub J, McCray C, Mudd S, Butz A. Home environment of urban children with uncontrolled asthma.  Poster presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference. Denver, Colorado. May 2015.
  10. Song C*, Aniley M*, Tsoukleris M, Morgan JA. Associations between asthma control and health literacy measured using the Newest Vital Sign. Poster presented to Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN. May 2015.
  11. Butz A, Bellin M, Ballreich J, Bollinger M, Tsoukleris M, Kub J, Mudd S, Land C, McCray C, Ogborn J. Factors associated with recurrent ED visits in minority children with persistent asthma.
    Poster presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference. Denver, Colorado. May 2015.
  12. Tsoukleris MG, Morgan JA, Pradel F, Bollinger ME, Dalby R, Hsu W*. Child and caregiver reaction to use of a prototype inhalation monitor as a training tool.  Poster and podium presentation to Association of Asthma Educators Annual Conference. San Antonio, Texas. August 2014.
  13. Yang S*, Tsoukleris MG*, Lewis-Land C, Walker J, Bollinger ME, Butz A.  Association between Medication Adherence Report Scale (MARS-5) and asthma outcomes in inner city children with asthma.  Podium presentation to Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology.  San Antonio, Texas.  February 24, 2013. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2013;131(2S):AB133
  14. Walker JM, Lewis-Land C, Vibbert C, Bollinger M, Tsoukleris M, Butz A.  The role of asthma action plans in frequency of controller and rescue medication use.   Poster presented to American Thoracic Society International Conference.  San Francisco, California, May 2012.
  15. Layson-Wolf C, Tsoukleris M, Hogan R, Frisch M, Jose R, Stewart G.   Pharmacists in advocacy and immunizer roles (PAIR): Measuring the impact on healthcare worker immunization rates.  Poster presented to Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.  December 5, 2011.
  16. Hsu W*, Hao L*, Tsoukleris M, Morgan J, Bollinger ME, Pradel F, Dalby R.  Statistically significant improvement in inhaler technique among patient volunteers using an instrumented inhaler.   Poster presented to American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences Annual Meeting.  Washington, DC.  November 2011.
  17. Sherr JA, Bollinger MB, Tsoukleris M.  Effectiveness of an educational intervention on appropriate use of self-injectable epinephrine in health professionals.  Presented to Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Meeting. May  2011.  Denver, Colorado.
  18. Tai BW, Tsoukleris M*, Donithan, M, Lewis-Land C, Butz A.  Pharmacy utilization by high risk inner city children with asthma: missed opportunities.  Presented at the Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.  Anaheim, California.  December 5-9, 2010.
  19. Hsu W, Tsoukleris M, Morgan J, Bollinger ME, Dalby R.  Using an instrumented inhaler as a training aid to improve inhaler technique among patient volunteers.  (poster) Presented at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences Annual Meeting.  November 2010.
  20. Lewis-Land C, Walker J, Frick K, Tsoukleris M, Butz A.  Association of Pharmacy Location with Fills of ICS in Urban Children With Asthma. Poster presentation. Presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference.  New Orleans, Louisiana, May 2010.
  21. Tsoukleris MG, Hsu VD, Bollinger ME, Land CL, Walker J, Vibbert CL, Butz AM.  One item screening to identify high risk children with asthma? Poster presentation to American Thoracic Society International Conference.  Toronto, Canada, May 20, 2008.
  22. Tsoukleris MG, Umali KST*, Klimas C, Vibbert CL, Gandhi P*, Lewis J*, Rimando M*, Bollinger ME.  Development and pilot testing of web-based inhaler training.  Podium presentation to American Academy of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 16, 2008.  Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2008;121(1S):S138.
  23. Tsoukleris M, Hsu V, Vibbert CL, Bollinger ME, Butz AM.  Asthma controller awareness, knowledge, health beliefs and behaviors.  [abstract]. Poster presentation to American Academy of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology, San Diego, California, February 27, 2007.  Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2007;119(1):S285
  24. Tai K*, Tsoukleris M, Hsu V, Zuckerman IH, Bollinger ME, Mudd K, Donithan M, Butz AM.  Utilization of non-traditional and alternative therapies (CAM ) in inner city under-served children with asthma. Podium presentation to American Academy of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology, San Diego, California, February 24, 2007.  Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2007;119(1):S75.

*Student author