Dr Christian Girgis

MBBS(hons) BSc(Med) FRACP
Senior Lecturer
Sydney Medical School

Telephone +61 2 9036 643

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Selected grants

2015

  • Roles of Vitamin D in Skeletal Muscle and Satellite Cells; Girgis C; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Early Career Fellowships (ECF).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Gunton, J., Girgis, C. (2012). Pancreatic beta-cell failure in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. In Louise A. Baur, Stephen M. Twigg, Roger S.Magnusson (Eds.), A Modern Epidemic: Expert Perspectives on Obesity and Diabetes, (pp. 87-104). Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Wong, T., Girgis, C., Ngu, M., Chen, R., Emmett, L., Archer, K., Seibel, M. (2011). A 40-year-old Man with Widespread Bone Pain. In Leonard Wartofsky (Eds.), Diagnostic Dilemmas: Images in Endocrinology, (pp. 74-78). United States: The Endocrine Society.

Journals

  • Girgis, C., Clifton-Bligh, R., Turner, N., Lau, S., Gunton, J. (2014). Effects of Vitamin D in Skeletal Muscle: Falls, Strength, Athletic Performance and Insulin Sensitivity. Clinical Endocrinology, 80(2), 169-181. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Mokbel, N., Cha, K., Houweling, P., Abboud, M., Fraser, D., Mason, R., Clifton-Bligh, R., Gunton, J. (2014). The Vitamin D receptor (VDR) is Expressed in Skeletal Muscle of Male Mice and Modulates 25- Hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) Uptake in myofibres. Endocrinology, 155(9), 3227-3237. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Mokbel, N., DiGirolamo, D. (2014). Therapies for Musculoskeletal Disease: Can we Treat Two Birds with One Stone? Current Osteoporosis Reports, 12(2), 142-153. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Clifton-Bligh, R., Mokbel, N., Cheng, K., Gunton, J. (2014). Vitamin D Signaling Regulates Proliferation, Differentiation and Myotube Size in C2C12 Skeletal Muscle Cells. Endocrinology, 155(2), 347-357. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Clifton-Bligh, R., Hamrick, M., Holick, M., Gunton, J. (2013). The Roles of Vitamin D in Skeletal Muscle: Form, Function, and Metabolism. Endocrine Reviews, 34(1), 33-83. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Cheng, K., Scott, C., Gunton, J. (2012). Novel links between HIFs, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, 23(8), 372-380. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Gunton, J., Cheung, N. (2012). The Influence of Ethnicity on the Development of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Women with Gestational Diabetes: A Prospective Study and Review of the Literature. ISRN Endocrinology, 2012, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Scalley, B., Park, K. (2012). Utility of the estimated glucose disposal rate as a marker of microvascular complications in young adults with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 96(3), e70-e72. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Seibel, M. (2011). Atypical femur fractures: a review of the evidence and its implication to clinical practice. Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease, 3(6), 301-314. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Cole, C., Champion, B. (2011). Bilateral adrenal haemorrhage in a critically ill patient. Critical Care and Resuscitation. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Seibel, M. (2011). Bisphosphonate use and femoral fractures in older women. JAMA, 305(20), 2068-2068. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Champion, B., Wall, J. (2011). Current concepts in Graves' disease. Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2(3), 135-144. [More Information]
  • Kambo, J., Girgis, C., Champion, B., Wall, J. (2011). Delayed-Onset Hypoparathyroidism in an Adolescent with Chromosome 22Q11 Deletion Syndrome. Endocrine Practice, 17(5), e123-e125. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Wong, T., Ngu, M., Emmett, L., Archer, K., Chen, R., Seibel, M. (2011). Hypophosphataemic osteomalacia in patients on adefovir dipivoxil. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 45(5), 468-473. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Seibel, M. (2011). Population and treatment-based incidence estimates of atypical fractures. Medical Journal of Australia, 194(12), 666-666. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Champion, B. (2011). Vildagliptin-induced acute pancreatitis. Endocrine Practice, 17(3), e48-e50. [More Information]
  • Wong, T., Girgis, C., Garg, N., Lih, A., Carter, J. (2010). A Review of the Structure, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Efficacy and Safety of Insulin Glulisine in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus. Clinical Medicine Reviews in Vascular Health, 2, 1-20.
  • Girgis, C., Sher, D., Seibel, M. (2010). Atypical femoral fractures and bisphosphonate use. New England Journal of Medicine, 362(19), 1848. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Seibel, M. (2010). Atypical femur fractures: a complication of prolonged bisphosphonate therapy? Medical Journal of Australia, 193(4), 196-198. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Seibel, M. (2010). Correspondance: Bisphosphonates and Atypical Femoral Fractures by Black et al. New England Journal of Medicine, 363(11), 1085.
  • Wong, T., Girgis, C., Ngu, M., Chen, R., Emmett, L., Archer, K., Seibel, M. (2010). Hypophosphatemic osteomalacia after low-dose adefovir dipivoxil therapy for hepatitis B. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 95(2), 479-480. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Russo, R., Benson, K. (2010). Subacute thyroiditis following the H1N1 vaccine. Journal Of Endocrinological Investigation, 33, 506-506. [More Information]
  • Lih, A., Hibbert, E., Wong, T., Girgis, C., Garg, N., Carter, J. (2010). The role of insulin glulisine to improve glycemic control in children with diabetes mellitus. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, 3, 403-412. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Naganathan, V., Lau, J., Swaraj, S. (2010). Unsafe glycaemic targets in older diabetic patients. Internal Medicine Journal, 40(7), 541-542. [More Information]

2014

  • Girgis, C., Clifton-Bligh, R., Turner, N., Lau, S., Gunton, J. (2014). Effects of Vitamin D in Skeletal Muscle: Falls, Strength, Athletic Performance and Insulin Sensitivity. Clinical Endocrinology, 80(2), 169-181. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Mokbel, N., Cha, K., Houweling, P., Abboud, M., Fraser, D., Mason, R., Clifton-Bligh, R., Gunton, J. (2014). The Vitamin D receptor (VDR) is Expressed in Skeletal Muscle of Male Mice and Modulates 25- Hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) Uptake in myofibres. Endocrinology, 155(9), 3227-3237. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Mokbel, N., DiGirolamo, D. (2014). Therapies for Musculoskeletal Disease: Can we Treat Two Birds with One Stone? Current Osteoporosis Reports, 12(2), 142-153. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Clifton-Bligh, R., Mokbel, N., Cheng, K., Gunton, J. (2014). Vitamin D Signaling Regulates Proliferation, Differentiation and Myotube Size in C2C12 Skeletal Muscle Cells. Endocrinology, 155(2), 347-357. [More Information]

2013

  • Girgis, C., Clifton-Bligh, R., Hamrick, M., Holick, M., Gunton, J. (2013). The Roles of Vitamin D in Skeletal Muscle: Form, Function, and Metabolism. Endocrine Reviews, 34(1), 33-83. [More Information]

2012

  • Girgis, C., Cheng, K., Scott, C., Gunton, J. (2012). Novel links between HIFs, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, 23(8), 372-380. [More Information]
  • Gunton, J., Girgis, C. (2012). Pancreatic beta-cell failure in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. In Louise A. Baur, Stephen M. Twigg, Roger S.Magnusson (Eds.), A Modern Epidemic: Expert Perspectives on Obesity and Diabetes, (pp. 87-104). Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Girgis, C., Gunton, J., Cheung, N. (2012). The Influence of Ethnicity on the Development of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Women with Gestational Diabetes: A Prospective Study and Review of the Literature. ISRN Endocrinology, 2012, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Scalley, B., Park, K. (2012). Utility of the estimated glucose disposal rate as a marker of microvascular complications in young adults with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 96(3), e70-e72. [More Information]

2011

  • Wong, T., Girgis, C., Ngu, M., Chen, R., Emmett, L., Archer, K., Seibel, M. (2011). A 40-year-old Man with Widespread Bone Pain. In Leonard Wartofsky (Eds.), Diagnostic Dilemmas: Images in Endocrinology, (pp. 74-78). United States: The Endocrine Society.
  • Girgis, C., Seibel, M. (2011). Atypical femur fractures: a review of the evidence and its implication to clinical practice. Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease, 3(6), 301-314. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Cole, C., Champion, B. (2011). Bilateral adrenal haemorrhage in a critically ill patient. Critical Care and Resuscitation. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Seibel, M. (2011). Bisphosphonate use and femoral fractures in older women. JAMA, 305(20), 2068-2068. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Champion, B., Wall, J. (2011). Current concepts in Graves' disease. Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2(3), 135-144. [More Information]
  • Kambo, J., Girgis, C., Champion, B., Wall, J. (2011). Delayed-Onset Hypoparathyroidism in an Adolescent with Chromosome 22Q11 Deletion Syndrome. Endocrine Practice, 17(5), e123-e125. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Wong, T., Ngu, M., Emmett, L., Archer, K., Chen, R., Seibel, M. (2011). Hypophosphataemic osteomalacia in patients on adefovir dipivoxil. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 45(5), 468-473. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Seibel, M. (2011). Population and treatment-based incidence estimates of atypical fractures. Medical Journal of Australia, 194(12), 666-666. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Champion, B. (2011). Vildagliptin-induced acute pancreatitis. Endocrine Practice, 17(3), e48-e50. [More Information]

2010

  • Wong, T., Girgis, C., Garg, N., Lih, A., Carter, J. (2010). A Review of the Structure, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Efficacy and Safety of Insulin Glulisine in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus. Clinical Medicine Reviews in Vascular Health, 2, 1-20.
  • Girgis, C., Sher, D., Seibel, M. (2010). Atypical femoral fractures and bisphosphonate use. New England Journal of Medicine, 362(19), 1848. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Seibel, M. (2010). Atypical femur fractures: a complication of prolonged bisphosphonate therapy? Medical Journal of Australia, 193(4), 196-198. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Seibel, M. (2010). Correspondance: Bisphosphonates and Atypical Femoral Fractures by Black et al. New England Journal of Medicine, 363(11), 1085.
  • Wong, T., Girgis, C., Ngu, M., Chen, R., Emmett, L., Archer, K., Seibel, M. (2010). Hypophosphatemic osteomalacia after low-dose adefovir dipivoxil therapy for hepatitis B. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 95(2), 479-480. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Russo, R., Benson, K. (2010). Subacute thyroiditis following the H1N1 vaccine. Journal Of Endocrinological Investigation, 33, 506-506. [More Information]
  • Lih, A., Hibbert, E., Wong, T., Girgis, C., Garg, N., Carter, J. (2010). The role of insulin glulisine to improve glycemic control in children with diabetes mellitus. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, 3, 403-412. [More Information]
  • Girgis, C., Naganathan, V., Lau, J., Swaraj, S. (2010). Unsafe glycaemic targets in older diabetic patients. Internal Medicine Journal, 40(7), 541-542. [More Information]

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