Publications

 

Peer reviewed manuscripts:

34. Aljaadi, AM, How RE, Loh SP, Hunt SE, Karakochuk CD, Barr SI, McAnena L, Ward M, McNulty H, Khor GL, Devlin AM, Green TJ. Suboptimal riboflavin status is associated with lower hemoglobin and higher rates of anemia in a sample of Canadian and Malaysian women of reproductive age. The Journal of Nutrition 2019; 149(11): 1952-9.

33. Holmes J, Kroeun H, Houghton LA, Gibson RS, Harding KB, De-Regil LM, Kraemer K, Barr SI, Karakochuk CD*. Including 60 mg elemental iron in a multiple micronutrient supplement blunts the increase in serum zinc after 12 weeks of daily supplementation in predominantly anemic, non-pregnant Cambodian women of reproductive age. The Journal of Nutrition 2019; 149(9): 1503-10.

32. Steele S, Kroeun H, Karakochuk CD*. The effect of daily iron supplementation with 60 mg ferrous sulfate for 12-weeks on non-transferrin bound iron concentrations in women with a high prevalence of hemoglobinopathies. Journal of Clinical Medicine 2019; 8(2): E180.

31. Karakochuk CD*, Hess SY, Moorthy D, Namaste S, Parker ME, Rappaport AI, Wegmuller R, Dary O. Measurement and interpretation of haemoglobin concentration in clinical and field settings: a narrative review. Commissioned consultation paper for the World Health Organization. Annals of the New York Academy of the Sciences 2019; 1450(1): 126-46.

30. Michaux, KD, Hou K, Karakochuk CD, Whitfield KC, Ly S, Verbowski V, Stormer A, Porter K, Li KH, Houghton LA, Lynd LD, Talukder A, McLean J, Green TJ*. Effect of plant-based homestead food production with or without aquaculture on anemia in women and children in Prey Veng, Cambodia: A cluster-randomized controlled trial. Maternal Child Nutrition 2018;15 Suppl 3:e12757.

29. Stamm RA*, March KM, Chen NN, Karakochuk CD, Gray AR, Brown RC, Green TJ, Houghton LA. Canadian women consuming 1,000 μg folic acid daily have high circulating serum folic acid above a threshold serum total folate concentration. The Journal of Nutrition 2018; 148(7): 1103-8.

28. Karakochuk CD*, Henderson AM, Samson KLI, Aljaadi AM, Devlin AM, Becquey E, Wirth JP, Rohner F. Comparison of a new QuanSys Q-Plex™ assay for measurement of ferritin, soluble transferrin receptor, retinol-binding protein, C-reactive protein and α1-acid glycoprotein concentrations against a widely-used s-ELISA method. Diagnostics 2018; 8(1): E13.

27. Samson KLI, McCartney H, Vercauteren SM, Wu J, Karakochuk CD*. Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency varies widely by season in Canadian children and adolescents with sickle cell disease. Journal of Clinical Medicine 2018; 7(2): E14.

26. Karakochuk CD*, Barr SI, Boy E, Bahizire E, Tugirimana PL, Akilimali PZ, Houghton LA, Green TJ. The effect of inflammation on serum zinc concentrations and the prevalence estimates of population-level zinc status among Congolese children 6-59 months. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2017; 71(12): 1467-70.

25. Whitfield KC, Smith G, Chamnan C, Karakochuk CD, Prak S, Kuong K, Dijkhuizen MA, Hong R, Berger J, Green TJ, Wieringa FT*. High prevalence of thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency in early childhood among a nationally representative sample of Cambodian women of childbearing age and their children. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2017; 9(11): e0005814.

24. Barker MK, Henderson AM, Naguib K, Vercauteren SM, Devlin AM, Albert AY, Bahizire E, Tugirimana PL, Akilimali PZ, Boy E, Green TJ, Karakochuk CD*. Serum soluble transferrin receptor concentrations are elevated in Congolese children 6-59 months with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase variants, but not sickle cell variants or α-thalassemia. The Journal of Nutrition 2017; 147(9): 1785-94.

23. Karakochuk CD, Barker MK, Whitfield KC, Barr SI, Vercauteren SM, Devlin AM, Hutcheon JA, Houghton LA, Prak S, Hou K, Chai TL, Stormer A, Ly S, Devenish R, Oberkanins C, Puringher H, Harding KB, De-Regil LM, Kraemer K, Green TJ*. The effect of oral iron with or without multiple micronutrients on hemoglobin concentration and hemoglobin response among non-pregnant Cambodian women of reproductive age: A 2×2 factorial double-blind randomized supplementation trial. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2017; 106(1): 233-44.

22. Karakochuk CD*, Rappaport AI, Barr SI, Green TJ. Mean hemoglobin concentrations in fasting venous and non-fasting capillary blood of Cambodian women using a hemoglobinometer and an automated hematology analyzer. Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine 2017; 55(11): e247-50.

21. Chebaya P, Karakochuk CD, March KM, Chen NN, Stamm RA, Kroeun H, Sophonneary P, Borath M, Shahab-Ferdows S, Hampel D, Barr SI, Lamers Y, Houghton LA, Allen LH, Green TJ*, Whitfield KC. Correlations between maternal, breast milk, and infant vitamin B12 concentrations among mother-infant dyads in Vancouver, Canada and Prey Veng, Cambodia: an exploratory analysis. Nutrients 2017; 9(3): nu9030270.

20. Rappaport AI, Barr SI, Green TJ, Karakochuk CD*. Variation in haemoglobin measurement across different HemoCue® devices and device operators in rural Cambodia. Journal of Clinical Pathology 2017; 70(7): 615-8.

19. Whitfield KC, Karakochuk CD, Hou K, Ly S, Chan BB, Borath M, Prak S, Moore K, Tong JK, McLean J, Talukder A, Lynd LD, Li-Chan ECY, Kitts DD, Green TJ. Household consumption of thiamin-fortified fish sauce increases erythrocyte thiamin concentrations among rural Cambodian women and their children under 5: a randomized controlled efficacy trial. Journal of Pediatrics 2017; 181: 242-7.

18. Rappaport AI, Karakochuk CD, Whitfield KC, Kheang KM, Green TJ*. A method comparison study between two hemoglobinometer models (Hemocue Hb 301 and Hb 201+) to measure hemoglobin concentrations and estimate anemia prevalence among women in Preah Vihear, Cambodia. International Journal of Laboratory Hematology 2017; 39: 95-100.

17. Whitfield KC, Wozniak R, Pradinuk M, Karakochuk CD, Anabwani G, Daly Z, MacLeod SM, Larson CP, Green TJ*. Mid-upper arm circumference combined with length/height, tibia length, or ulna length are simple and accurate weight-prediction proxies in resource-poor settings with a high HIV prevalence. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2017; 102(1): 10-16.

16. Karakochuk CD*, Whitfield KC, Rappaport AI, Barr SI, Vercauteren SM, McLean J, Hou K, Talukder A, Houghton LA, Bailey KB, Boy E, Green TJ. Comparison of four immunoassays to measure serum ferritin concentrations and iron deficiency prevalence among non-pregnant Cambodian women and Congolese children. Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine 2017; 55(1): 65-72.

15. Janmohamed A, Karakochuk CD, McLean J, Green TJ*. Improved sanitation facilities are associated with higher body mass index and higher hemoglobin concentration among rural Cambodian women in the first trimester of pregnancy. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2016; 95(5): 1211-5.

14. Whitfield KC, Karakochuk CD, Hou K, Hampel D, Ly S, Chan BB, Borath M, Prak S, McLean J, Talukder A, Lynd LD, Li-Chan ECY, Kitts DD, Allen L, Green TJ*. Perinatal consumption of thiamine-fortified fish sauce in rural Cambodia: a randomized controlled efficacy trial. JAMA Pediatrics 2016; 170(10): e162065.

13. Karakochuk CD, Michaux KD, Chai TL, Chan BB, Whitfield KC, Barr SI, McLean J, Talukder A, Hou K, Ly SH, Green TJ*. Median urinary iodine concentrations are indicative of adequate iodine status among women of reproductive age in Prey Veng, Cambodia. Nutrients 2016; 8(3): nu8030139.

12. Harvey-Leeson S, Karakochuk CD, Hawes M, Tugirimana PL, Bahizire E, Akilimali PZ, Michaux KD, Lynd LD, Whitfield KC, Moursi M, Boy E, Foley J, McLean J, Houghton LA, Gibson RS, Green TJ*. Anemia and micronutrient status of women of childbearing age and children 6-59 months in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nutrients 2016; 8(98): nu8020098.

11. Janmohamed A, Karakochuk CD, Boungnasiri S, Janssen P, Brant R, Green TJ, McLean J*. Prenatal supplementation with Corn Soya Blend Plus reduces the risk of maternal anemia in late gestation and lowers the rate of preterm birth among rural Cambodian women but does not significantly improve maternal and newborn anthropometry: a randomized trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2016; 103: 559-66.

10. Cheong M, Xiao HY, Tay V, Karakochuk CD, Harvey S, Liu Y, Kitts DD, Houghton LA, Green TJ*. Folic acid fortified milk increases red cell folate to concentrations associated with a very low risk of neural tube defects in Singaporean women of childbearing age. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2016; 25(1): 62-70.

9. Janmohamed A, Karakochuk CD, Boungnasiri S, Whitfield KC, Chapman GE, Janssen P, McLean J, Green TJ*. Factors affecting the acceptability and consumption of Corn Soya Blend Plus as a prenatal dietary supplement among pregnant women in rural Cambodia. Public Health Nutrition 2016; 19(10): 1842-51.

8. Karakochuk CD*, van den Briel T, Stephens D, Zlotkin S. Food sharing practices in households receiving supplemental foods for the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in Ethiopian children. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition 2015; 10(3): 343-55.

7. March KM, Chen NN, Karakochuk CD, Shand AW, Innis SM, von Dadelszen P, Barr SI, Lyon MR, Whiting SJ, Weiler HA, Green TJ*. Maternal vitamin D3 supplementation at 50 μg/day protects against low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D in infants at 8 wk of age: a randomized controlled trial of 3 doses of vitamin D beginning in gestation and continued in lactation. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2015; 102: 402-10.

6. Whitfield KC, Karakochuk CD, Liu Y, McCann A, Talukder A, Kroeun H, Ward M, McNulty H, Lynd LD, Kitts DD, Li-Chan ECY, McLean J, Green TJ*. Poor thiamin and riboflavin status is common among women of childbearing age in Cambodia. Journal of Nutrition 2015; 145(3): 628-33.

5. Karakochuk CD, Whitfield KC, Rappaport AI, Barr SI, Vercauteren SM, McLean J, Prak S, Hou K, Talukder A, Devenish R, Green TJ*. The homozygous hemoglobin EE genotype and chronic inflammation are associated with high serum ferritin and soluble transferrin receptor concentrations among women in Cambodia. Journal of Nutrition 2015; 145(12): 2765-73.

4. Karakochuk CD*, Murphy HM, Whitfield KC, Barr SI, Vercauteren SM, Talukder A, Porter K, Kroeun H, Eath M, McLean J, Green TJ. Elevated levels of iron in groundwater in Prey Veng province in Cambodia: a possible factor contributing to high iron stores in women. Journal of Water and Health 2015; 13(2): 575-86.

3. Karakochuk CD*, Janmohamed A, Whitfield KC, Barr SI, Vercauteren SM, Kroeun H, Talukder A, McLean J, Green TJ. Evaluation of two methods to measure hemoglobin concentration among women with genetic hemoglobin disorders in Cambodia: a method-comparison study. Clinica Chimica Acta 2015; 441: 148-55.

2. Karakochuk CD, Whitfield KC, Barr SI, Lamers Y, Devlin AM, Vercauteren SM, Kroeun H, Talukder A, McLean J, Green TJ*. Genetic hemoglobin disorders rather than iron deficiency are a major predictor of hemoglobin concentration in women of reproductive age in rural Prey Veng, Cambodia. Journal of Nutrition 2015; 145(1): 134-42

1. Karakochuk C, van den Briel T, Stephens D, Zlotkin S*. Treatment of moderate acute malnutrition with ready-to-use supplementary food results in higher overall recovery rates compared with a corn-soya blend in children in Ethiopia: an operations research trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2012; 96: 911-6.

 

Books:

Karakochuk CD, Whitfield KC, Green TJ, Kraemer K (Editors). The Biology of the First 1,000 Days. Taylor and Francis. This landmark publication describes the biological mechanisms instrumental to optimal growth and development during the first 1,000 days (conception until two years of age). This book was published Sep 20, 2017 (Taylor and Francis, USA). The official book launch and symposium was held at the 21st International Congress of Nutrition in Buenos Aires on Oct 16, 2017. Available open access: http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=644634

 

Works by popular press:

Karakochuk CD. Are there potential risks from rice fortification with iron? (Commentary). Sight and Life Magazine 2018 (in press). https://sightandlife.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/07_RFSuppl18_en_art03.pdf

Karakochuk CD. Iron supplementation in predominantly iron-replete populations: is there an emerging concern? Sight and Life Magazine 2016; 30(2): 47-54. See the full edition here: Sight and Life Magazine.