Publications of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine Faculty.


Submissions from 2019

A 'Mass' Caused by Dust: Disseminated and Severe Coccidioidomycosis in an Immunocompetent Person, Elizabeth Au and Kush Modi

The Optimal Size of Ovarian Follicles at Oocyte Collection, Carrie E. Bedient, L. A. Kaye, Ankita Raman, Forest C. Garner, M. Aguirre, and B. S. Shapiro

Visual Diagnosis: Teenager with Fever, Petechiae, Confusion, and Weakness, Senthil Velan Bhoopalan MD, PhD; Rupesh Kumar Natarajan MD; and David Di John

Copy Neutral Changes Identified by Single - Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Microarray Analysis during Prenatal Diagnosis, Bobby K. Brar, Stephanie Gutierrez, Pooja Patil, Shelley Mueller, and Bing Huang

SA86 - Whole Genome Sequencing of Schizophrenia Families with Multiple Affected Individuals, Xiangning Chen, Jingchun Chen, Jain-Shin Wu, and Travis Mize

SU97 - Genetically Informed Subtyping of Schizophrenia, Xiangning Chen, Jain-Shin Wu, Travis Mize, and Jingchun Chen

A Second Primary and the Diagnostic Dilemma, Noah Cook

An Acute Application of Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation Does Not Enhance Motor Skill Acquisition or Retention in a Golf Putting Task, Lidio Lima de Albuquerque, Katherine M. Fischer, Aaron L. Pauls, Milan Pantovic, Mark A. Guadagnoli, Zachary A. Riley, and Brach Poston


Gigantic Stomach: A Rare Manifestation of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Amaninder Dhaliwal, Sarvani Madiraju, Banreet S. Dhindsa, Getaw W. Hassen, and Fedja A. Rochling

Fluconazole Non Susceptible Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis in a Critically Ill Patient Without Known Immunosuppression, Mohamed Eltayeb, Shadaba Asad, Arhama Malik, Yen Cao, Wen Y. Yu, and Annie Hong

Vascular Rings and Slings: Contemporary Observations, William N. Evans, Ruben J. Acherman, Michael L. Ciccolo, Dean Berthoty, Gary A. Mayman, and Humberto Restrepo

Clinical Spectrum of Previoudly Undiagnosed Pediatric Cardiac Disease, Jay D. Fisher MD, Robert J. Bechtel MD, Korrina N. Siddiqui, David G. Nelson MD, and Ahmad Nezam

MR elastography based fibrosis correlates with clinical liver events in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A multi-center study, Ma Ai Thanda Han, Jonathan Grotts, Rola Saouaf, Nabil Noureddin, Walid Ayoub, Andrea Scott, Mary Barbara, Matthew Tjahja, Toluwalase Okubote, Zied Kayali, Edward Mena, Naim Alkhouri, and Mazen Noureddin

THU-311-Liver Enzymes Cut Offs in Patients with Advanced Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Multi-Center Study, Ma Ai Thanda Han, Rola Saouaf, Nabil Noureddin, Jonathan Grotts, Vinay Sundaram, Andrea Scott, Mahsa Mansouri, Mary Barbara, Matthew Tjahja, Emmanuel Thomas, Zeid Kayali, Edward Mena, Naim Alkhouri, and Mazen Noureddin

A Schizophrenia Associated CMYA5 Allele Displays Differential Binding with Desmin, Anting Hsiung, Francisco J. Naya, Xiangning Chen, and Rita Shiang

Cerebellar Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Enhances Motor Learning in a Complex Overhand Throwing Task, Austuny K. Jackson; Lidio Lima de Albuquerque; Milan Pantovic; Katherine M. Fischer; Mark A. Guadagnoli; Zachary A, Riley; and Brach Poston


Hot Snare vs. Cold Snare Polypectomy for Endoscopic Removal of 4-10mm Colorectal Polyps during Colonoscopy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Studies, Mahendran Jayaraj

Hot Snare vs. Cold Snare Polypectomy for Endoscopic Removal of 4-10mm Colorectal Polyps during Colonoscopy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Studies, Ramprasad Jegadeesan, Muhammad Aziz, Madhav Desai, Tharani Sundararajan, Venkata Subhash Gorrepati, Viveksandeep Thogulva Chandrasekar, Mahendran Jayaraj, Pratiksha Singh, Ahmed Saeed, Tarun Rai, Abhishek Choudhary, Alessandro Repici, Cesare Hassan, Lorenzo Fuccio, and Prateek Sharma

Case of Spontaneous Chylous Ascites in Alcoholic Liver Disease and Sepsis, Shahrukh Hussain Khan and Mutsumi Kioka

Use of Trendelenburg Position to Assist in Large Tracheal Clot Evacuation, Shahrukh Hussain Khan and Mutsumi Kioka

A Case of Scalp Abscesses in an Immunocompetent Neonate Caused by Morganella Morganii, Harris Khawaja, Rupesh Natarajan, and Rita Shah

Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening Prevalence and Mortality Rates in Nevada: A Population Health Analysis of Behavioral Risk, Parvesh Kumar, Chad Cross, Karen Callahan, and Sheniz Moonie

Breast and Prostate Cancer Screening Disparities and Mortality Rates in Nevada as Compared to California and the United States, Parvesh Kumar, Chad Cross, and Sheniz Moonie

Trends in the Utilization of Life-Sustaining Procedures and Palliative Care Consultation Among Dying Patients with Advanced Chronic Pancreas Illnesses in US Hospitals: 2005 to 2014, Xibei Liu, Jay J. Shen, Pearl Kim, Sun Jung Kim, Johnson Ukken, Younseon Choi, In Choel Hwang, Jae-Hoon Lee, Sung-Youn Chun, Jinwook Hwang, Haneul Choi, Hyeyoung Yeom, Yong-Jae Lee, and Ji Won Yoo

When a Child Needs a Transplant but Lacks Familial Social Support, Hilary Mabel JD; Charlotte H. Harrison PhD, JD, MPH; Mahwish U. Ahmad MBBS, MPH; Elizabeth D. Blume MD; Gerard J. Boyle MBChB, PhD; Johan C. Bester MD; and John D. Lantos MD


Medical Student Mistreatment: Understanding 'Public Humiliation', Jesse D. Markman, Thomas M. Soeprono, Heidi L. Combs, and Ellen M. Cosgrove


Rethinking Intravenous Catheter Size and Location for Computed Tomography Pulmonary Angiography, Travis Marshall, Nae Meng Chen, Eric Nguyen, David E. Slattery, and Tony Zitek

Effect of Prehospital Tourniquets on Resuscitation in Extremity Arterial Trauma, Allison G. McNickle, Douglas R. Fraser, Paul J. Chestovich, Deborah A. Kuhls, and John J. Fildes


Lumen Apposing Metal Stents in Drainage of Pancreatic Walled-Off Necrosis, Are They Any Better Than Plastic Stents? a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Studies Published Since the Revised Atlanta Classification of Pancreatic Fluid Collections, Babu P. Mohan, Mahendran Jayaraj, Ravishankar Asokkumar, Mohammed Shakhatreh, Parul Pahal, Suresh Ponnada, Udayakumar Navaneethan, and Douglas G. Adler

Essentials in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Manual Skill Pilot Validation Trial, Malcolm G. Munro MD, Amy N. Brown MD, Saba Saadat MD, Nadia Gomez MD; MBA, David Howard PhD, Bruce Kahn MD, Erica Stockwell DO; MBA, Arnold P. Advinvula MD, Warren Volker MD; PhD, and Kim Thayn PhD

Implementation of Submandibular Gland Transfer: A Multi‐institutional Study of Feasibility and Time to Treatment, John Pang MD, Harry H. Ching MD, Ryan H. Sobel MD, Ryan K. Orosco MD, Joseph A. Califano III MD, Robert C. Wang, Parag Sanghvi, and Charles S. Coffey MD

Polymicrobial Empyema Presenting as Pseudochylothorax in a Patient with Bulimia Nervosa, Ahem Sagaslli, Kush Modi, Matthew Pellnitz, and Nathan E. Kirsch

Fatal Case of Lactic Acidosis in a Post-Partum HIV Patient on Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor with New Diagnosis of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Ahmed Sagaslli, Nathan Kirsch, and Kush Modi

Necessity of More Sensitivity Analyses and Interpretations from Public Health Perspectives, Vasveebye Sonoo, Jay V. Kumar, Xibei Liu, Johnson Ukken, Mary J. Froehlich, Ji Won Yoo, Ronald I. Gross, Michael Coburn, Jeffrey A. Bailey, Alexander Eastman, James Ficke, Eric Kuncir, Robert W. Letton, Brian J. Eastridge, Amy E. Liepert, Alison Wilson, Danny Robinette, James W. Davis, Christian Shalgian, Holly Michaels, Mark C. Weissler, Deborah A. Kuhls, Eileen M. Bulger, and Ronald M. Stewart

Necessity of More Sensitivity Analyses and Interpretations From Public Health Perspectives, Vasveebye Sonoo M.D., Jay V. Kumar M.D., Xibei Lui M.D., Johnson Ukken, Mary Froehlich, and Ji Woo Yoo M.D.

Ingestion of Steamed and Dehydrated Placenta Capsules Does Not Affect Postpartum Plasma Prolactin Levels or Neonatal Weight Gain: Results from a Randomized, Double‐Bind, Placebo‐Controlled Pilot Study, Sharon M. Young, Laura K. Grieder, Chad L. Cross, David Zava, Wendy Norris, and Daniel C. Benyshek

Submissions from 2018


Leadership Characteristics Evaluated in a Pediatric Simulated Resuscitation Scenario, Judith Ben Ari, Bruce Berstein, and Sharon Calaman

Early Readmission Risk Identification for Hospitalized Older Adults With Decompensated Heart Failure, Yousef Ayatollahi, Xibei Liu, Ali Namazi, Mohammad Jaradat, Takashi Yamashita, Jay J. Shen, Yong-Jae Lee, Soumya Upadhyay, Sun Jung Kim, and Ji Won Yoo

Germline T790M Mutation of the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) in a Case of Multifocal Adenocarcinoma of the Lung Without Exposure to Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors (TKI), M. Azab, A. Al-Dawoodi, Arthur Oliver Romero, and N. Vogelzang

1-Year Mortality Outcome of Nocturnal Positive Pressure Noninvasive Ventilation and Oxygen Therapy Versus Conventional Long-Term Oxygen Therapy (LTOT) in Severe Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patients. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, M. Azab, A. Al-Dawoodi, and Amaan Shafi

Exposure to Bisphosphonates and Risk of Breast Cancer: A Meta-analysis of Published Observational Studies, Mohamed Azab, Tamarah Al-Dawoodi, Yen Cao, Amaan Shafi, and Ji Yoo

Simple Focal Non-convulsive Status Epilepticus (NSCE) Masquerading as Acute Cerebrovascular Accident: A Case Study, Mohamed Azab, Yen Cao, Amaan Shafi, Syed M. Saghir, and Ji Yoo

Safety of Radiation versus Non-Radiation Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in Pregnancy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Mohamed Azab MD, Mahendran Jayaraj MD, Annie S. Hong MD, Hyeyoung Yeom MD, Mohamad Mubder MD, Shafi Amaan MD, Solaimani Pejman MD, Syed M. Saghir MD, Ji Won Yoo MD, and Michael L. Volk MD


Safety of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) In Pregnancy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Mohamed M. Azab, Mahendran Jayaraj, Amaan Shafi, and Shahid Wahid

A Rare Case of B-Cell Lymphoma Presenting as a Large Solid Pancreatic Mass: A Case Report, Mohamed Azab MD, Amaan Shafi MD, and Shahid Wahid MD

Necessity of Interrupted Time Series Analysis in Evaluating the Impact of PHS Risk Identification and Introduction of Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy and Share 35 Implementation, Mohamed Azab, Sayed Shah, Xibei Liu, Amaan Shafi, Tamarah Al Dawoodi, Yousif Elmofti, Mary Froehlich, Johnson Ukken, and Ji Won Yoo

Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia as the Etiology of Emergency Medical Services-Reported Traumatic Arrest, James Bailey and Ross P. Berkeley

Adolescent Seizure in the Emergency Department Due to Concomitant Brugada Syndrome, Beau Baum MD, Oscar Ingaramo MD, and David Chao MD

Blastocyst Aneuploidy as a Function of the Diameter of the Originating Ovarian Follicle, C. E. Bedient, Ankita Raman, F. C. Garner, M. C. Aguirre, C. Morrison, S. J. Thomas, A. Bill, and B. S. Shapiro

Charlie Gard And The Limits Of The Harm Principle [1], J C. Bester

Not a Matter of Parental Choice but of Social Justice Obligation: Children Are Owed Measles Vaccination, Johan C. Bester

Rumors of the Best Interest Standard’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated, and the Harm Principle Remains Tenuous: Responding to My Commentators, Johan Christiaan Bester

The Best Interest Standard and Children: Clarifying a Concept and Responding to its Critics, Johan Christiaan Bester

The Harm Principle Cannot Replace the Best Interest Standard: Problems With Using the Harm Principle for Medical Decision Making for Children, Johan Christiaan Bester


Please Test My Child for a Cancer Gene, but Don't Tell Her, Johan Bester MBChB, PhD, MPhil; Maya Sabatello LLM, PhD; Clara D. M. van Karnebeek MD, PhD; and John D. Lantos MD

Chromosomal Inversions in Prenatal Diagnosis and Their Clinical Significance, Vikram Bhatt, Bobby K. Brar, Pooja Patil, and Bing Huang


Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, Caused by Mycoplasma, Presenting without Skin Involvement, Senthil Bhoopalan and Nevin Wilson

Antepartum Monitoring of the Fetus Chronically Exposed to Opioids: What To Expect and Why Do We Intervene? [22C], Bobby Brar MD, Katherine Hom MD, Manita Nat MD, Lannah L. Lua MD, Brian Iriye MD, and David Jackson MD

Risk for Aneuploidy in the Structurally Normal Growth Restricted Fetus, Bobby K. Brar, Vikram Bhatt, Pooja Patil, David Jackson, and Bing Huang

Ahead of the Curve: Tracking Progress in Novice Microsurgeons, John P. Brosious, Shawna R. Kleban, Joshua J. Goldman, Adnan G. Mohsin, Shelley J. Williams, Wei Z. Wang, John M. Menezes, and Richard C. Baysona


Interrupted Time Series Needed to Analyze Effects of Propoxyphene Withdrawal From Market and Health Outcome Trend Estimates: Comment on the Article by Curtis et al, Ahl Jeffrey Caseja MD, Johnson Ukken MS, Mary Froehlich MA, Hamayon Babary MD, Yong-Jae Lee MD, and Ji Won Yoo


Treadmill Associated Head Injuries on the Rise: An 18 Year Review of U.S. Emergency Room Visits, Joshua S. Catapano, Alistair J. Chapman, S. Harrison Farber, Lance P. Horner, Clinton Morgan, Scott Brigeman, Benjamin K. Hendricks, Minggen Lu, and Douglas R. Fraser


A Novel Case of Biliary Atresia in a Premature Neonate with 1p36 Deletion Syndrome, Vonita Cawla, Rabea Alhosh, A. Eldemerdash, D. Reyes, Rebecca Scherr, K. Ezeanolue, and F. Banfro

Prediction of Schizophrenia Diagnosis by Integration of Genetically Correlated Conditions and Traits, Jingchun Chen, Jian-shing Wu, Travis Mize, Dandan Shui, and Xiangning Chen


Selective Use of Pericardial Window and Drainage as Sole Treatment for Hemopericardium from Penetrating Chest Trauma, Paul J. Chestovich MD, Christopher F. McNicoll, Douglas R. Fraser, Purvi P. Patel, Deborah A. Kuhls, Esmeralda Clark, and John J. Fildes

QuilliChew Extended-release Chewable Tablets for the Treatment of ADHD in Patients Ages 6 Years Old and Above, Ann Childress, Bernice Ponce de Leon, and Mark Owens


The Plication Technique to Enhance the Endoscopic Approach to Zenker’s Diverticulum, Harry H. Ching MD, Jacob B. Kahane MD, Nathaniel H. Reeve MD, and Robert C. Wang MD

A Novel Technique to Identify the Nerve of Origin in Head and Neck Schwannomas, Harry H. Ching, Alycia G. Spinner, Nathaniel Reeve, and Robert Wang

Medial Approach For The Resection Of Goiters With Suprahyoid, Retropharyngeal, Or Substernal Extension, H H. Ching, J B. Kahane, M J. Foggia, A E. Barber, and R C. Wang


Hepatitis C Screening in Opioid Epidemics in the United States and Societal Perspectives, Hanuel Choi, Hyeyoung Yeom, Sung Y. Chun, and Ji W. Yoo

Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis in a Patient with Ulcerative Colitis Flare, Lisa M. Connors, Rooman Ahad, Paul H. Janda, and Z Mudasir


The Price of Progress: Funding and Financing Alzheimer's Disease Drug Development, Jeffrey Cummings, Carl Reiber, and Parvesh Kumar


Innovative Strategies to Increase Resident Scholarly Activity and Engage Faculty Support, Samrat U. Das and Miriam E. Bar-on


How Does Sagittal Imbalance Affect the Appropriateness of Surgical Indications and Selection of Procedure in the Treatment of Degenerative Scoliosis? Findings from the RAND/UCLA Appropriate Use Criteria Study, Michael D. Daubs MD; Harsimran S. Brara MD; Laura B. Raaen MPH; Peggy Guey-Chi Chen MD, MSc, MHS; Ashaunta T. Anderson MD, MPH, MS; Steven M. Asch MD, MPH; and Teryl K. Nuckols MD, MSHS

Cardiac Cell Therapy: Cumulative Data and New Concepts, Buddhadeb Dawn


16-Year-Old Male with Recurrent Vomiting Diagnosed with Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, Kaushal Dosani and Rabea Alhosh

CRISPR/Cas9-Mediated Disruption of PD-L1 Reduces the T Cell Suppressive Effect of Wharton's Jelly Mesenchymal Stromal Cells and Their Extracellular Vesicles, Neil Dunavin, Meizhang Li, Safinur Atay, Jim Mitchell, Rupal Soder, Sunil Abhyankar, Joseph P. McGuirk, Andrew K. Godwin, and Buddhadeb Dawn

An Unfortunate Case of Acute Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction, Yousif Elmofti MD, Ranjit Makar MD, Faizan Sheraz MD, Trevor Houston MD, Saud Bipin MD, Shahid Wahid MD, and Gordon V. Ohning MD; PhD

The Influence of Neurology and Neurologists in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Eric Farbman

Bilateral Upper Extremity Hyperesthesia and Absence of Neck Tenderness in Four Adolescent Athletes With Cervical Spine Injuries, Jay Douglas Fisher MD and Elizabeth Lewis Thorpe


Qi Project to Reduce Time to Antibiotic Administration in Febrile Children with Malignancy, Rachel Fisher, Senthil Bhoopalan, K. Ayyanar, and T. Vergara


Capnocytophagia Pulmonary Abscess Demonstrates Clinical Resistance to Cephalosporin, Rachel Fisher, Benjamin Wong, and David Di John


11-year-old Male with Right-sided Anterior Thigh Mass, Alvaro Galvis, Senthil Bhoopalan, Jordan Martinez, and Rita Shah


Recurrent Cutaneous Tuberculosis in an Immunocompetent 7-Year-Old Male, Alvaro Galvis, Vidyasagar Jaiswal, Iris Pecson, Craig Nakamura, and Dena Austin


Skull Depression in a 9-Month-Old Girl, Alvaro Galvis, Anthony Shoo, and Aaron R. Shedlock

Evaluation of a Tool to Identify Child Sex Trafficking Victims in Multiple Healthcare Settings, V. Jordan Greenbaum MD; Michelle S. Livings MPH; Betty S. Lai PhD; Laurel Edinburgh MSN, APRN; Peggy Baikie DNP, RN; Sophia R. Grant MD; Jamie Kondis MD; Hillary W. Petska MD, MPH; Mary Jo Bowman MD; Lori Legano MD; Oriaku Kas-Osoka MD; and Shannon Self-Brown Ph.D.


Do Reduced Copayments Affect Mortality after Surgery due to Stroke? An Interrupted Time Series Analysis of a National Cohort Sampled in 2003-2012, Kyu-Tae Han PhD; Seung Ju Kim PhD; Sun Jung Kim MHSA, PhD; Ji Won Yoo MD, PhD; and Eun-Cheol Park MD, PhD

Magnesium for Fetal Neuroprotection: Should it be Started When Delivery is Not Imminent in PPROM? [12D], Katherine Hom MD, Bobby Brar MD, Patricia Kennel MD, and David Jackson MD

A Rare Case of Autoimmune Hepatitis in an Immunocompromised Patient, Annie S. Hong MD, Jeff Caseja MD, Carina Chang MS, Jenny M. Hong MS, Awad Javaid MD, and Badrunnisa Hanif MD

Mantle Cell Lymphoma of the Gastrointestinal Tract Detected by Endoscopy, Annie S. Hong MD, Mohamad Mubder MD, Altaf Dawood MD, Ranjit Makar MD, Wen Yuan Yu DO, and Shahid Wahid MD

Metastatic Hepatocellular Carcinoma Presenting as Extensive Bone Metastasis, Annie S. Hong MD, Mohamad Mubder MD, Ranjit Makar MD, Jenny M. Hong MS, and Shahid Wahid


An Unusual Presentation of Crohn's Disease; A Seven Year Journey to Diagnosis, Melissa Horton and H. Baron

Life Sustaining Procedures, Palliative Care and Hospital Cost Trends in Dying Lung Cancer Patients in U.S. Hospitals: 2005-2014, J. Hwang, Ji Won Yoo, Jay Shen, S. J. Kim, and S. Y. Chun


Conversion of Minimal Change Disease to Focal Segmental Glomerlosclerosis in a Patient with Hodgkins Lymphoma, Sehyr Imran and M. Aigbe

Association between Socioeconomic Status and Risk of Hospitalization Due to Child Maltreatment in the USA, Sehyr Imran, Chad Cross, and Samrat U. Das


Trends in Incidence and Characteristics of Paediatric Patients with Non-accident Trauma in the United States, Sehyr Imran, Chad L. Cross, and S. Das

Relationship between Dental Loss and Health Outcomes among Hospitalized Patients With and Without Diabetes, Kenneth Izuora, Ammar Yousif, Gayle Allenback, Civon Gewelber, and Michael Neubauer


Tracheo-arterial Fustula (TAF) in a 16 Year Old Female 3 Months after Tracheostomy, Bhuvaneshwari Jagadesan and Silvana Arciniegas Rodriguez

Clinical and Non-clinical Factors that Predict Discharge Disposition after a Fall, Melissa K. James, R. Jonathan Robitsek, Syed M. Saghir, Patricia A. Gentile, Marylin Ramos, and Frances Perez


Bifidobacterium Bacteremia in a 15 YO Male with Ulcerative Colitis, Eun Jang and Benjamin Wong