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


Submissions from 2018

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

Inflammatory Tracheobronchitis Related to Ulcerative Colitis, Rajany Dy, Bo Xu, and Samjot S. Dhillon

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

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

Periampullary Diverticula and ERCP Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Mahendran Jayaraj, Babu P. Mohan, Banreet S. Dhindsa, Harmeet S. Mashiana, Gowri Radhakrishnan, Vanay Dhir, Arvind J. Trindade, and Douglas G. Adler

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

Social Determinants of Mortality in US Lupus Patients: Comment on the Article by Yelin et al, Nitasha Khullar, Ahl Jeff Caseja, Ji Won Yoo, Johnson Ukken, Mary Froehlich, Takashi Yamashita, and Xibei Liu


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

Efficacy and Safety of Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)-Guided Choledochoduodenostomy (CDD): A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Rajesh Krishnamoorthi MD, Babu P. Mohan MD, Mahendran Jayaraj MD, Joanna K. Law MD, Michael Larsen MD, Andrew Ross MD, Richard Kozarek MD, and Shayan Irani MD

Efficacy and Safety of Cryotherapy in Treatment of Barrett's Esophagus: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Rajesh Krishnamoorthi MD, Babu P. Mohan MD, Mahendran Jayaraj MD, Joanna K. Law MD, Michael Larsen MD, Irani Shayan MD, and Andrew Ross MD

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

Health Literacy and Mortality in Patients With Heart Failure A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Xibei B. Liu, Yousef Ayatollahi, Takashi Yamashita, Mohamed Jaradat, Jay J. Shen, Sun Jung Kim, Yong-Jae Lee, Jinwook Hwang, Hyeyoung Yeom, Soumya Upadhyay, Caroline Liu, and Ji Won 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

Adefovir-Induced Pancreatitis: A Rare but Serious Side Effect, Ranjit Makar MD, Yousif Elmofti MD, Faizan Sheraz MD, Trevor Houston MD, and Shahid Wahid MD

Kaposi Sarcoma of the Gastrointestinal Tract in the Era of Combination Anti-Retro Viral Therapy, Ranjit Makar MD, Annie S. Hong MD, Mohamad Mubder MD, Muthena Maklad MD, Altaf Dawood MD, Bipin Saud MD, and Shahid Wahid

Pancreatico-Pleural Fistula Presenting as Recurrent Bilateral Pleural Effusion: A Rare Complication of Chronic Pancreatitis, Ranjit Makar MD, Muthena Maklad MD, Mohamad Mubder MD, Joseph M. Fayad MD; FACG, and Bipin Saud MD

Downhill Esophageal Varices Secondary to Porto-Pulmonary Hypertension: Case Report and Review of Literature, Ranjit Makar MD, Muthena Maklad MD, and Gordon V. Ohning MD; PhD

Management of Asymptomatic, Well-Differentiated PNETs: Results of the Delphi Consensus Process of the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, John C. Mansour; Kenneth David Chavin; Gareth Morris-Stiff; Susanne G. Warner; Kenneth Cardona; Zhi V, Fong; Ajay Maker; Steven K. Libutti; Robert Warren; Charles R. St. Hill; Scott Celinski; Philippa H. Newell; Quan P. Ly; James R. Howe; and Natalie Coburn


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

Efficacy and Safety of Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Liver Biopsy - A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Babu P. Mohan MD, Mahendran Jayaraj MD, Tarun Rustagi MD, and Rajesh Krishnamoorthi

Biliary Stent Migration Causing Duodenal Perforation: An Uncommon Complication of a Common Procedure, Mohamad Mubder MD, Altaf Dawood MD, Annie S. Hong MD, and Shahid Wahid MD

Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH) in Patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection (HIV) - A Systematic Review of the Published Literature, Mohamad Mubder MD, Mahendran Jayaraj MD, Chad L. Cross PhD, Gordon V. Ohning MD; PhD, and Mohamed Azab MD

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

Perinatal Palliative Care Experience and Outcomes of Journey to Remember, a Community-based Perinatal Hospice Program, Pooja S. Patil, Bobby K. Brar, and Amanda Balderrama


Pulmonary Mucormycosis in an Adolescent Female with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Erik Pennell, Iris Pecson, Craig Nakamura, and Alvaro E. Galvis


An Unusual Case of Ischaemic Strokes and Cerebral Aneurysms with Varicella Zoster Encephalitis in a Child with Combined Immunodeficiency, Grant Perry, J. Ben Ari, Marybeth Hogan, David Di John, and Nevin Wilson


Utilization of Imaging to Identify a Benign Condition Mimicking Acute Appendicitis in a Child, Neelam Phalke MD, Zubin Mehta MD, and Samrat Das MD


Correlation of Clinical Data with Fallopian Tube Specimen Immune Cells and Tissue Culture Capacity, Satish Kumar Ramraj, Katie M. Smith, Naveena B. Janakiram, Coralee Toal, Ankita Raman, and Doris Mangiaracina Benbrook

Executive Function Profiles in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury, Erik N. Ringdahl, Megan L. Becker, Julia E. Hussey, Nicholas S. Thaler, Sally J. Vogel, Chad Cross, Joan Mayfield, and Daniel N. Allen

A Comparison of the Open Semi-extended Parapatellar Versus Standard Entry Tibial Nailing Techniques and Knee Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial, David L. Rothberg MD, Ami R. Stuart PhD, Angela P. Presson PhD, Justin M. Haller MD, Thomas F. Higgins MD, and Erik N. Kubiak

Stenting of the Ductus Arteriosus Originating from the Innominate Or Left Subclavian Artery in Patients with a Right Aortic Arch, Abraham Rothman, Kaushal Dosani, William Neal Evans, and Alvaro Galindo

Relationship Between Institutional Investment in High-Value Care (HVC) Performance Improvement and Internal Medicine Residents’ Perceptions of HVC Training, Kira L. Ryskina MD, MS; Cynthia D. Smith MD; Vineet M. Arora MD; Aimee K. Zaas MD, MHS; Andrew J. Halvorsen MS; Arlene Weissman PhD; and Sandhya Wahi-Gururaj


A Rare Case of Brain Abscess Due to Streptococcus Constellatus Following Pneumonia and Empyema in a Young Immunocompetent Male, Rishika Sakaria and Rita Shah


LipschÜtz Ulcer -- The Uncommon Diagnosis of Exclusion, Dania Salahuddin

A Case of Everted Appendix With Benign Appendicial Nodule Masquerading as Appendiceal Mucocele: A Case Report, Amaan Shafi MD and Mohamed Azab MD

Blastocyst Morphometry is Predicted by the Diameter of the Originating Ovarian Follicle, B. S. Shapiro, Ankita Raman, F. C. Garner, M. C. Aguirre, C. Morrison, A. Bill, S. J. Thomas, and C. E. Bedient

The Effect of Ovarian Follicle Size on the Formation of Good Quality Blastocysts, B. S. Shapiro, Ankita Raman, F. C. Garner, M. C. Aguirre, C. Morrison, S. J. Thomas, A. Bill, and C. E. Bedient


Relationship Between Handgrip Strength and Pulmonary Function in Apparently Healthy Older Women, Da-Hye Son MD; Ji-Won Yoo MD; Mi-Ra Cho MD; and Yong-Jae Lee MD, MPH, PhD

Alternative Time Series Analysis and Potential Effect of Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Hospital Readmission Reduction Program, Vasveebye Sonoo, Xibei Liu, Jay V. Kumar, Jacob Eisert, Mary Froehlich, Johnson Ukeen, and Ji Won Yoo


Freedom with Responsibility: A Consensus Strategy for Preventing Injury, Death, and Disability from Firearm Violence, Ronald M. Stewart MD, FACS; Deborah A. Kuhls MD, FACS; Michael F. Rotondo MD, FACS; and Eileen M. Bulger MD, FACS

Recommendations from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma’s Firearm Strategy Team (FAST) Workgroup: Chicago Consensus I, Cynthia L. Talley, Brendan T. Campbell, Donald H. Jenkins, Stephen L. Barnes, Richard A. Sidwell, Gary Timmerman, 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

Boxing Fatalities In Relation To Rule Changes In Japan: Secondary Data Analysis, Masaru Teramoto, Chad L. Cross, Daniel M. Cushman, and Stuart E. Willick

Predictive Validity of National Basketball Association Draft Combine on Future Performance, Masaru Teramoto, Chad Cross, Randall H. Rieger, Travis G. Maak, and Stuart E. Willick


Necessity for Additional Sensitivity Analysis and the Clinical Implications of Risk Identification with Nonventilator Hospital-acquired Pneumonia, Subhikshya Tiwari MD; Johnson Ukken MS; Mary Froehlich MA; Jinwook Hwang MD, PhD; Too J. Min MD; Wen Yu; Mutsumi Kioka; and Ji Won Yoo

Do Heavier Patients With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Have More Preserved Thoracic Kyphosis and Pulmonary Function?, Robert Tung, Mason Uvodich, John T. Anderson, Katie Carpenter, Ashley Sherman, and Rafael Lozano

Effects Of Advanced Care Planning On Reduced Mortality, Implications Of Blood Transfusion Use By Icu Sites, And Further Statistical Considerations, J Ukken, M Froehlich, M Kioka, A Romero, Y J. Lee, X Liu, C Liu, and J W. Yoo

Random Flap Survival with Hyperbaric Oxygen: Daily Versus Twice-daily Treatments, Rachel Weber, Andrew Silver, Shelley J. Williams, Linda Stephenson, Usera C. Phillip, Fan Zhang, Honglin Tian, Wei Yang, Wei Z. Wang, Xin Hua Fang, William A. Zamboni, and Richard Baynosa


Frequency of Patent Foramen Ovale and Migraine in Patients With Cryptogenic Stroke, Brian H. West, Nabil Noureddin, Yakov Mamzhi, Christopher G. Low, Alexandra C. Coluzzi, Evan J. Shih, Rubine Gevorgyan Fleming, Jeffrey L. Saver, David S. Liebeskind, Andrew Charles, and Jonathan M. Tobis

Case 4: Weakness and Headaches in a 14-year-old Boy, Alyssa White, Xibei Liu, and Samrat U. Das

Depression and Antidepressant Medications: Both Are Linked to Increased Fracture Risk, Qing Wu

Depression and Risk of Fracture and One Loss: An Updated Meta-analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies, Qing Wu, Bowen Liu, and Sajib Tonmoy

Meta-analysis of Lithium use on the Risk of Fracture hi Epidemiological Studies, Qing Wu, Bowen Liu, and Shu Zhang

Education, Lifelong Learning and Self-rated Health in Later Life in the USA, Takashi Yamashita, Anthony R. Bardo, Darren Liu, and Ji Won Yoo


A Novel Technique to Intubate Patients without Reliable Pulse Oximetry, Tony Zitek MD; Ross P. Berkeley MD; Ryan Hodnick DO, NREMT-P; Ken Davis BA, EMT-P, FP-C; Noam Dadon; and David E. Slattery


Ultrasound Guided Placement of Single-Lumen Peripheral Intravenous Catheters in the Internal Jugular Vein, Tony Zitek, Elizabeth Busby, Heather Hudson, John D. McCourt, Jamie Baydoun, and David E. Slattery