Sharon Esau, MD

Sharon Esau, MD

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Sharon Esau, MD


Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Transitional Care Hospital

 Fellowship:     McGill University
 Office Address:  P.O. Box 800546

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA 22908

 Phone:  434-924-5210
 FAX: 434-924-9682
 Board Certifications: Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Disease
 Clinics:  UVA Pulmonary Clinic:  434-924-5219
 Clinical Practice:  Asthma, COPD patients with sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea, weaning from prolonged mechanical ventilation.
 Research Interests: Diaphragm muscle function and disease, chronic respiratory failure, and long-term mechanical ventilation.

Publications (selected):

Esau SA, Bellemare F, Grassino A, Permutt S, Roussos C, Pardy RL.  Relaxation of the Diaphragm During Fatigue in Man.  J Appl Physiol, 54:1353-60, 1983.

Esau SA, Bye PTP, Pardy RL.  Changes in Rate of Relaxation of Sniffs with Diaphragmatic Fatigue in Humans.  J Appl Physiol:  Respir Environ Exercise Physiol, 55(3):731-5, 1983.

Bye PTP, Esau SA, Walley KR, Macklem PT, Pardy RL.  Ventilatory Muscles During Exercise in Air and Oxygen in Normal Men.  J Appl Physiol:  Respir Environ Exercise Physiol, 56(2):464-71, 1984.

Levy RD, Esau SA, Bye PTP, Pardy RL.  Relaxation Rate of Mouth Pressure with Sniffs at Rest and with Inspiratory Muscle Fatigue.  Am Rev Respir Dis, 130:38-41, 1984.

Esau SA, DelCarpio J, Martin JG.  A Comparison of the Effects Ketotifen and Clemastine on Cutaneous and Airway Reactivity to Histamine and Allergen Inatopic Asthmatic Subjects.  J Allergy Clin Immunol, 74:270-4, 1984.

Bye PTP, Esau SA, Levy R, Shiner RJ, Macklem PT, Martin JG, Pardy RL.  Ventilatory Muscle Function During Exercise in Air-Flow Limitation.  Am Rev Respir Dis, 132:236-40, 1985.

Esau SA.  The Effect of Theophylline on Membrane Potential and Contractile Force in Hamster Diaphragm Muscle in vitroJ Clin Invest, 77:638-40, 1986.

Esau SA, Speelakis N.  The Effect of Low Chloride in Relaxation in Hamster Diaphragm Muscle.  J Appl Physiol, 61:108-4, 1986.

Esau SA.  Interaction of Theophylline, Verapamil, and Diltiazem on Hamster Diaphragm Muscle Force in vitroAm J Physiol:  Cell Physiol, 254 (Cell Physiol:23):C365-71, 1988.

Esau SA.  Slowing of Relaxation in Fatiguing Hamster Diaphragm Muscle is Enhanced by Theophylline.  J Appl Physiol, 65:1307-13, 1988.

Esau SA.  Hypoxic, Hypercapnic Acidosis Decreases Tension and Increases Fatigue in Hamster Diaphragm Muscle in vitroAm Rev Respir Dis, 139:1410-7, 1989.

Rochester DF, Esau SA.  The Respiratory Muscle.  Textbook of Pulm Dis, Ch. 4, 4th Ed., G. Baum & W. Wolinski, Eds., 1989.

Griggs G, Findley LJ, Suratt PM, Esau SA, Wilhoit S, Rochester DF.  Prolonged Relaxation Rate of Inspiratory Muscles in Patients with Sleep Apnea.  Am Rev Respir Dis, 140:706-10, 1989.

Esau SA.  The Effect of Theophylline on Hypoxic, Hypercapnic Hamster Diaphragm Muscle in vitroAm Rev Respir Dis, 143:954-959, 1991.

Esau SA.  The role of adenosine in the depolarization of hypoxic hamster diaphragm membrane in vitro.   Am Rev of Respir Dis, 149:910-914, 1994.