Cheryl Laratta, MD, FRCPC, DRCPSC (Sleep Disorder Medicine)


Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Medicine Dept


Area of Study / Keywords

airways disease obstructive sleep apnea air pollution hypoventilation


Dr. C. Laratta is a Respirologist in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta.


Recent Publications

1.   Shrestha Palikhe N, Laratta CR, Nahirney D, Bredo G, Vethanayagam D, Bhutani M, Vliagoftis H, Cameron L. Elevated levels of circulating CD4+CRTh2+ T cells characterize severe asthma. Clin Exp All 2016;46:825-36

2.Laratta CR, Tsai WH, Wick JP, Pendharkar SR, Johannson KA, Ronksley PE. Validity of administrative data for identification of obstructive sleep apnea. J Sleep Res 2017;26:132-38


3.      Laratta CR, Johannson KA, Kelly MM, van Olm MJ, Lee AG, Fell CD. Autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis with progressive fibrosis refractory to treatment with whole lung lavage, inhaled GM-CSF and rituximab. CRIM 2017;4:18-21


4.      Laratta CR, Williams K, Vethanayagam D, Ulanova M, Vliagoftis H. A case series evaluating the serological response of adult asthma patients to the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine. AACI 2017;13:27. doi:  10.1186/s13223-017-0200-2


5.      Laratta CR, Ayas NT, Povitz M, Pendharkar SR. Diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in adults. CMAJ 2017;189:E1481-88. doi:


6.      Laratta CR, Fleetham J. What is New in Sleep Disordered Breathing? Lessons from the SAVE clinical trial. Can J Diag. 2017 Nov/Dec. pp36-37.


7.      Ayas NT, Laratta CR, Coleman JM, Doufas AG, Eikermann M, Gay PC, Gottlieb DJ, Gurubhagavatula I, Hillman DR, Kaw R, Malhotra A, Mokhlesi B, Morgenthaler TI, Parthasarathy S, Ramachandran SR, Strohl KP, Strollo PJ, Twery M, Zee PC, Chung F. Knowledge Gaps in the Perioperative Management of Adults with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome: An Official ATS Workshop Report. Annals of the ATS. 2018;15:117-126


8.      Shrestha Palikhe N, Bosonea A, Laratta CR, Gandhi V, Nahirney D, Hillaby A, Bowen M, Bhutani M, Mayers I, Cameron L, Vliagoftis H. Stability of peripheral blood immune markers in patients with asthma. AACI 2019;15:30. doi:10.1186/s13223-019-0343-4


9.      Cameron L, Shrestha Palikhe N, Laratta CR, Vliagoftis H. Elevated circulating Th2 cells in women with asthma and psychological morbidity: a new asthma endotype? Clinical Therapeutics. 2020;42(6):1015-1031. doi


10.  Laratta CR, Kendzerska T, Carlsten C, Brauer M, Hirsch Allen AJ, Fox N, Peres BU, Ayas NT. Air pollution and systemic inflammation in patients with suspected obstructive sleep apnea living in an urban residential area. Chest. 2020; 158(4):1713-1722. DOI 10.1016/j.chest.2020.05.596. Online ahead of print.


11.  Corrigan J, Ogah I, Ip-Buting A, Sharpe H, Laratta CR, Peller P, Tsai WH, Pendharkar S. An evaluation of rural-urban disparities in treatment outcomes for obstructive sleep apnea: study protocol for a prospective cohort study. ERJ Open Research 2020; 6(4). DOI: 10.1183/23120541.00141-2020