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


Submissions from 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Development and Validation of Simulation-Based Procedural Checklists for Evaluation of Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Performance, Laura Jarding MS, NNP-BC; Laurie A. Hogden MD; Stephen E. Messier MD, FAAP; Veleriy Kozmenko MD; Edward Simanton PhD; Kerri Bjornson MSN, NNP-BC; and Charisse Ortman Brockmueller MSN, NNP-BC

Randomized Double-Blinded Comparison of Titrated Oral Versus Vaginal Misoprostol for Labor Induction [24N], Patricia Kennel MD, Jessica Fu MD, Donald Frisch PharmD, Katherine Hom MD, Hilary Allen MD, and Marsha Matsunaga-Kirgan


Hematuria in a 2-year-old Female, Harris Khawaja, Senthil Bhoopalan, and J. Garg


A Unique Presentation of Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis, Harris Khawaja, Senthil Bhoopalan, and Benjamin Wong


Late Presentation of Cycstic Fibrosis as Pacreatitis in an Adolescent, Carolina Koletic, Rabea Alhosh, and C. Nakamura

Impact of Mammography Screening Rates on Breast Cancer Mortality in Nevada (NV), California (CA) and US: Implications for Health Care Policy, Parvesh Kumar, Chad Cross, J. De Leon, and Sheniz Moonie


(P52) Rural-Urban Continuum as a Potential Geographic Correlate of Breast and Prostate Cancer Mortality in Nevada, Parvesh Kumar MD; Chad L. Cross PhD, PStat(R); Sheniz Moonie PhD; and Jacklynn De Leon


Development of a Step Counting Algorithm Using the Ambulatory Tibia Load Analysis System for Tibia Fracture Patients, Arad Lajevardi-Khosh, Ben Tresco, Ami Stuart, Sarina Sinclair, Matt Ackerman, Erik Kubiak, Tomasz Petelenz, and Robert Hitchcock

Longitudinal Changes in Depression and Cognition in Professional Fighters with Baseline Structural Imaging: The Role of Depression in Cognitive Change and Structural Differences, Bern Lee, Lauren Bennett, Charles Bernick, and Sarah Banks

Attractive Manifold-based Noncertainty-equivalence Adaptive Spacecraft Formation Flying Using Output Feedback, K W. Lee and S N. Singh

Robust Finite-time Continuous Control Of An Unsteady Aeroelastic System, K W. Lee and S N. Singh

Ten-year Trends of Palliative Care Utilization Associated with Multiple Sclerosis Patients in the United States from 2005 to 2014, Yong-Jae Lee, Ji Won Yoo, Le Hua, Pearl C. Kim, Sun Jung Kim, and Jay J. Shen

A Combined Nomogram Model to Preoperatively Predict Histologic Grade in Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors, Wenjie Liang, Pengfei Huang, Rui Huang, Lei Xu, Jiawie Wang, Weihai Liu, Lele Zhang, Dalong Wan, Qiang Huang, Yao Lu, Yu Kuang, and Tianye Niu

Lithium Use and Risk of Fracture: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Observational Studies, B. Liu, Qing Wu, S. Zhang, and A. Del Rosario

Societal Perspectives Analysis For Evaluating Direct-acting Antiviral Affordability While Awaiting Liver Transplant, X Liu, Y Elmofti, C Kulaga, B Gisi, and J W. Yoo

Risk Screening for Hereditary Cancer During Obstetrical Care: Barriers to Testing and Health Disparities [27M], Lannah L. Lua MD, David Jackson MD, Megan Foggia MD, and Amy Rosenbaum DO

Minimotif Miner 4: A Million Peptide Minimotifs And Counting, K F. Lyon, X Cai, R J. Young, A A. Mamun, S Rajasekaran, and M R. Schiller


A Paraesophageal Hernia with Gastric Volvulus in a 16-month-old Boy, Michelle MacDavid and Aaron Shedlock


Maternal Depression Scale: Do “Drop-In” Laborist Patients Have Increased Postpartum Screening Risks Compared to Patients with Adequate Prenatal Care?, Alexandra T. Magliarditi, Lannah L. Lua, Melissa A. Kelley, and David N. Jackson


The Safety and Efficacy Of Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Gallbladder Drainage: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Harmeet S. Mashiana, Banreet S. Dhindsa, Amaninder J. Dhaliwal, Mahendran Jayaraj, Harlan Sayles, Shailender Singh, Gordon Ohning, and Douglas G. Adler


Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography in Cirrhosis - A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Focused on Adverse Events, Harmeet Singh Mashiana, Banreet Dhindsa, Ji Won Yoo, Amaninder Singh Dhaliwal, Shailender Singh, Harlan Sayles, Qing Wu, Ali A. Siddiqui, Gordon Ohning, Mohit Girotra, and Douglas A. Adler


Comparison of Outcomes for Supine vs. Prone Position ERCP: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, Harmeet Singh Mashiana, Mahendran Jayaraj, Babu Pappu Mohan, Gordon Ohning, and Douglas G. Adler

Implementation of a CT Scan Practice Guideline for Pediatric Trauma Patients Reduces Unnecessary Scans without Impacting Outcomes, Patrick R. McGrew MD, Paul J. Chestovich MD, Jay D. Fisher MD, Deborah A. Kuhls MD, Douglas R. Fraser MD, Purvi P. Patel MD, Chad W. Katona MD, Syed Saquib MD, and John J. Fildes MD


Emergent Chest Wall Reconstruction for an Incarcerated Pulmonary Hernia, Allison G. McNickle MD, Timonthy Dickhudt MD, Jorge A. Vega MD, Paul J. Chestovich, and Douglas R. Fraser

Whiteness As Property In Science Teacher Education, F M. Mensah and I Jackson

Variations in Institutional Review Board Processes and Consent Requirements for Trauma Research: An EAST Multicenter Survey, Jeffry Nahmias, Areg Grigorian, Scott Brakenridge, Randeep S. Jawa, Daniel N. Holena, John Varujan Agapian, Brandon Bruns, Paul J. Chestovich, Bruce Chung, Jonathan Nguyen, Carl I. Schulman, Kristan Staudenmayer, Rachel Dixon, Jason W. Smith, Andrew C. Bernard, and Jose L. Pascual

Internal Medicine Residency Program Director Burnout and Program Director Turnover: Results of a National Survey, Alec B. O'Connor MD, MPH; Andrew J. Halvorsen MS; John M. Cmar MD; Kathleen M. Finn MD, MPhil; Kathlyn E. Fletcher MD, MA; Lisa Kearns MD; Furman S. McDonald MD, MPH; Sara L. Swenson MD; Sandhya Wahi-Gururaj MD, MPH; Colin P. West; and Lisa L. Willett MD, MACM

Lithium Batteries: A Technological Advance with Unintended Injury Consequences, Tina L. Palmieri MD, Jay Yelon DO, David Shapiro MD, Thomas Duncan DO, and Deborah Kuhls


Rivaroxaban-Associated Intraparenchymal Hemorrhage Managed with 4-Factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrate, Jayme S. K. Patel, Aryan J. Rahbar, Ketan Patel, and Tiffany W. Sigal


Cornual Abscess Rupture: A Rare Etiology of Acute Abdomen, Pooja Patil, Lannah L. Lua, Bobby Brar, Mary Froehlich, and Petar Planinic