Publications from the Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Submissions from 2014

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Utility of surveillance blood cultures in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, Sameeh S. Ghazal, Michael P. Stevens, Gonzalo M. L. Bearman, and Michael B. Edmond

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Oral Supplementation with Non-Absorbable Antibiotics or Curcumin Attenuates Western Diet-Induced Atherosclerosis and Glucose Intolerance in LDLR−/− Mice – Role of Intestinal Permeability and Macrophage Activation, Siddhartha S. Ghosh, Jinghua Bie, Jing Wang, and Shobha Ghosh

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Impact of 18F-Fluoride PET in Patients with Known Prostate Cancer: Initial Results from the National Oncologic PET Registry, Bruce E. Hillner, Barry A. Siegel, Lucy Hanna, Fenghai Duan, Anthony F. Shields, and R. Edward Coleman

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Impact of 18F-Fluoride PET on Intended Management of Patients with Cancers Other Than Prostate Cancer: Results from the National Oncologic PET Registry, Bruce E. Hillner, Barry A. Siegel, Lucy Hanna, Fenghai Duan, Anthony F. Shields, Bruce Quinn, and R. Edward Coleman

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A multicenter retrospective cohort analysis of therapeutic hypothermia in acute liver failure, C. Karvellas, R. Stravitz, H. Battenhouse, V. Durkalski, W. Lee, and M.L. Schilsky

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Mechanisms of CFTR Functional Variants That Impair Regulated Bicarbonate Permeation and Increase Risk for Pancreatitis but Not for Cystic Fibrosis, Jessica LaRusch, Jinsei Jung, Ignacio J. General, Michele D. Lewis, Hyun W. Park, Randall E. Brand, Andres Gelrud, Michelle A. Anderson, Peter A. Banks, Darwin Conwell, Christopher Lawrence, Joseph Romagnuolo, John Baillie, Samer Alkaade, Gregory Cote, Timothy B. Gradner, Stephen T. Amann, Adam Slivka, Bimaljit Sandhu, Amy Aloe, Michelle L. Kienholz, Dhiraj Yadav, M. Michael Barmada, Ivet Bahar, Min G. Lee, and David C. Whitcomb

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Perception and Barriers to Indoor Air Quality and Perceived Impact on Respiratory Health: An Assessment in Rural Honduras, Audrey Le, Gonzalo Bearman, Kakotan Sanogo, and Michael P. Stevens

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A Simple, Sensitive and Safe Method to Determine the Human α/β-Tryptase Genotype, Quang Trong Le, Sahar Lotfi-Emran, Hae-Ki Min, and Lawrence B. Schwartz

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A Simple, Sensitive and Safe Method to Determine the Human α/β-Tryptase Genotype, Quang Trong Le, Sahar Lotfi-Emran, Hae-Ki Min, and Lawrence B. Schwartz

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A Network Meta-Analysis on Randomized Trials Focusing on the Preventive Effect of Statins on Contrast-Induced Nephropathy, Mariangela Peruzzi, Leonardo De Luca, Henrik S. Thomsen, Enrico Romagnoli, Fabrizio D’Ascenzo, Massimo Mancone, Gennaro Sardella, Luigi Lucisano, Antonio Abbate, Giacomo Frati, and Giuseppe Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai

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Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) Activation Mediates Sildenafil Induced Delayed Cardioprotection against Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Mice, Mona Shalwala, Shu-Guang Zhu, Anindita Das, Fadi N. Salloum, Lei Xi, and Rakesh C. Kukreja

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A Collaboration Among Health Sciences Schools to Enhance Faculty Development in Teaching, Brigitte Sicat, Kathy O’Kane Kreutzer, Judy Gary, Carol K. Ivey, Elizabeth P. Marlowe, Joan M. Pellegrini, Veronica P. Shuford, and Dianne F. Simons

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Adaptation of an evidence-based intervention to promote colorectal cancer screening: a quasi-experimental study, Shin-Ping Tu, Alan Chun, Yutaka Yasui, Alan Kuniyuki, Mei-Po Yip, Vicky Taylor, and Roshan Bastani

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Isolated Gastric Myeloid Sarcoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature, Pankit Vachhani and Prithviraj Bose

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Rare Manifestation of a Rare Disease, Acute Liver Failure in Adult Onset Still’s Disease: Dramatic Response to Methylprednisolone Pulse Therapy—A Case Report and Review, Nalini Valluru, Venkata S. Tammana, Michael Windham, Eyasu Mekonen, Rehana Begum, and Andrew Sanderson

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Impact of Appropriate Antimicrobial Therapy for Patients with Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock – A Quality Improvement Study, Paula K. O. Yokota, Alexandre R. Marra, Marines D. V. Martino, Elivane S. Victor, Marcelino S. Durão, Michael B. Edmond, and Oscar F. P. dos Santos

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Impact of Appropriate Antimicrobial Therapy for Patients with Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock – A Quality Improvement Study, Paula K. O. Yokota, Alexandre R. Marra, Marines D. V. Martino, Elivane S. Victor, Marcelino S. Durão, Michael B. Edmond, and Oscar F. P. dos Santos

Submissions from 2013

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Modulation of the Metabiome by Rifaximin in Patients with Cirrhosis and Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy, Jasmohan S. Bajaj, Douglas M. Heuman, Arun J. Sanyal, Phillip B. Hylemon, Richard K. Sterling, R. Todd Stravitz, Michael Fuchs, Jason M. Ridlon, Kalyani Daita, Pamela Monteith, Nicole A. Noble, Melanie B. White, Andmorgan Fisher, Masoumeh Sikaroodi, Huzefa Rangwala, and Patrick M. Gillevet

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Improving the diagnosis of meningitis due to enterovirus and herpes simplex virus I and II in a tertiary care hospital, Eduardo Casaroto, Alexandre R. Marra, Fernando Morgadinho S. Coelho, Joao Renato Rebello Pinho, Roberta Sitnik, Fernando Colombari, Elivane Silva Victor, Nair Hideko Muto, Carlos Senne, Oscar Fernando Pavão dos Santos, and Michael B. Edmond

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Multi-SNP Analysis of GWAS Data Identifies Pathways Associated with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Qing-Rong Chen, Rosemary Braun, Ying Hu, Chunhua Yan, Elizabeth M. Brunt, Daoud Meerzaman, Arun J. Sanyal, and Kenneth Buetow

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hTERT promoter polymorphism, -1327C>T, is associated with the risk of epithelial cancer, Toshihiko Iizuka, Motoji Sawabe, Kaiyo Takubo, Miao Liu, Yukio Homma, Motofumi Suzuki, and Tomio Arai

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Time to blood culture positivity as a predictor of clinical outcome in patients with Candida albicans bloodstream infection, Cintia Zoya Nunes, Alexandre R. Marra, Michael B. Edmond, Elivane da Silva Victor, and Carlos Alberto Pires Pereira

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Nosocomial Bloodstream Infections in Brazilian Pediatric Patients: Microbiology, Epidemiology, and Clinical Features, Carlos Albert Pires Pereira, Alexandre R. Marra, Luis Fernando A. Camargo, Antonio Carlos Campos Pignatari, Teresa Sukiennik, Paulo Renato Petersen Behar, Eduardo Alexandrino Servolo Medieros, Julival Ribeiro, Evelyne Girao, Luci Correa, Carla Guerra, Ima Cameiro, Carlos Brites, Marise Reis, Marta Antunes de Souza, Regina Tranchesi, Cristina U. Barata, and Michael B. Edmond

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Fenretinide Causes Emphysema, Which Is Prevented by Sphingosine 1-Phoshate, Masanori Yasuo, Shiro Mizuno, Jeremy Allegood, Donatas Kraskauskas, Harm J. Bogaard, Sarah Spiegel, and Norbert F. Voelkel

Submissions from 2012

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Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis in Association with Congenital Dyserythropoietic Anemia: A Case Report, Marcus A. Carden, Ashish Barman, and Gita Massey