THOMAS SPENTZAS, M.D., M.Sc.

Professor
Pediatrics-Critical Care
 
Associate Professor
Preventive Medicine

Office: 370R LE BONHEUR RESEARCH CENTER
50 NORTH DUNLAP STREET
MEMPHIS TN 381032893
Tel: (901) 287-6303
tspentza@uthsc.edu

Education

  • M.S., Biostatistics and Epidemiology Master Program Universtity of Tennessee, Biostatistics expected grad - 2009
  • M.D., National and Capodistrian University of Athens Greece, Medicine

Research interest/specialty

Inflammation Critical Care Spentzas T, English K “The role of PSM and Alpha-Hemolysin in the Macrophage Response to CA-MRSA.”

Research description

Current Research Projects involved: 1. Spentzas T, Chaum E “Study of the Correlation of Intraocular and Intracranial Pressure in Children with Severe Head Injuries” IRB approved 8397 on progress. It is supported by fight to sight grant. 2. Spentzas T, Chaum E” Study of the Correlation of Intraocular and Central Venous Pressure in children” IRB approved 8397 on progress. It is supported by fight to sight grant. Past Research Laboratory Experience and grants. 1. Diaphragmatic contractility grant designee of $ 10.000 . Mentor Dr. A. Aldrich Professor of Pulmonology and Critical Care - Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 2. Growth Hormone studies to improve the muscular strength in Respiratory failure - Participant in the Gentech grand of $ 10.000 in 1992. 1& 2 additional Mentor Dr Paul Saenger Professor of Endocrinology Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Medical Director of Gentech Corporation. 3. Global anoxia model (Piglet). Participant in Albert Einstein Grand of $ 2.000 in 1991. Mentor Dr L. Singer Professor of Critical Care. 4. Intraerythrocyte Calcium Pump function in Children with Respiratory failure - $ 30.000 grand - Mentor Dr B Raess Professor and Chairman of Pharmacology in Evansville Indiana.

Publications

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  2. Patel V, Spentzas T, Conway E, Aldrich K. Assessment of Diaphragmatic Strength (DS) in infants and children using magnetic stimulation. Chest.1995. 108 (3): 148S..
  3. Minaric M, Spentzas T, Stidham G. Clinical Effects of High Flow Nasal Cannula in Children with Respiratory Failure” – e-Crit Care Med. 2007. 34...
  4. Escue J E, Spentzas T, Storgion S. Predicting the Length of Stay in the Pediatric Critical Care Unit following craniotomy for Brain Tumor Resection”. Ped Res. 2006. 12, 2056..
  5. Spentzas T Chapter 23:. Neuromuscular respiratory failure in Children. Textbook of Critical Care Medicine in Children by Dr Hatzis, Athens Greece 2002 ,1230-1243..
  6. Auth M, Spentzas T, Quasney M, Lutterman J, Pace Wassil S. Neseritide infusion in Pediatric ICU Patients” Crit Care Med. 2006. 12: 231-5..
  7. Spentzas T. Toxic shock syndrome:. Pediatr Rev .1999. 20(6): 199-201..
  8. Spentzas T. Erythema Multiform with Gingivostomatitis. Int Pediatr 1996. 14 (1): 35-36..
  9. Spentzas T, Miller S. Why Nonemergent Pediatric Patients are visiting the Emergency Services, Ped Res. 1996. 39(4) 2:141..
  10. Spentzas T., Storgion S.. “What is the Role of Abdominal Computerized Tomography in Children with Head Injury?” International Pediatrics 2005. 22, 1, 234-257..
  11. Spentzas T,. Growth Hormone studies to improve the muscular strength in Respiratory failure, Exper Medicine.1996. 8 176-183..
  12. Spentzas T, Conway E. mniotic Fluid Emboli: An Unusual Complication of Pregnancy. Em and Of Pediatr 1995. 12(1): 120-122...
  13. Spentzas T. Respiratory Distress due to Hydrocarbon Inhalation. J of Greek Med Ass. 1988. 10(2), 1563-8..
  14. Spentzas T, Athanasopulos A. Neutropenia in Children of Northern Western Greece. J of Greek Med Ass. .1988. 88(3), 1243-5...
  15. Spentzas T, Thomos B. Infectious Mononucleosis in Greek Army Recruits. Med. Jr of Greek Arm Forces, 1986, 5(2), 23-4...
  16. Spentzas T, Auth M, Hess P, Minaric M, Storgion S, Stidham G,. Spentzas T, Auth M, Hess P, Minaric M, Storgion S, Stidham G, Natural course following Pediatric Tracheostomy – International Pediatrics In Press (for May 08)..