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

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Submissions from 2012

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A program for sustained improvement in preventing ventilator associated pneumonia in an intensive care setting, Raquel A. Caserta, Alexandre R. Marra, Marcelino S. Durão, Cláudia Vallone Silva, Oscar Fernando Pavao dos Santos, Henrique Sutton de Sousa Neves, Michael B. Edmond, and Karina Tavares Timenetsky

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Metabolomic Profiling to Identify Predictors of Response to Vitamin E for Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH), Jianfeng Cheng, Andrew Joyce, Katherine Yates, Bradley Aouizerat, and Arun J. Sanyal

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Blockade of Electron Transport at the Onset of Reperfusion Decreases Cardiac Injury in Aged Hearts by Protecting the Inner Mitochondrial Membrane, Qun Chen, Thomas Ross, Ying Hu, and Edward J. Lesnefsky

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Catheter Related Bloodstream Infection (CR-BSI) in ICU Patients: Making the Decision to Remove or Not to Remove the Central Venous Catheter, Rodrigo O. Deliberato, Alexandre R. Marra, Thiago D. Correa, Marines D. V. Martino, Luci Correa, Oscar Fernando Pavao dos Santos, and Michael B. Edmond

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Inflammation, Coagulation and Cardiovascular Disease in HIV-Infected Individuals, Daniel A. Duprez, Jacqueline Neuhaus, Lewis H. Kuller, Russell Tracy, Waldo Belloso, Stephane De Wit, Fraser Drummond, H. Clifford Lane, Bruno Ledergerber, Jens Lundgren, Daniel Nixon, Nicholas I. Paton, and Ronald J. Prineas

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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: The Bile Acid-Activated Farnesoid X Receptor as an Emerging Treatment Target, Michael Fuchs

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Acrolein Induces Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Causes Airspace Enlargement, Yoshiaki Kitaguchi, Laimute Taraseviciene-Stewart, Masayuki Hanaoka, Ramesh Natarajan, Donatas Kraskauskas, and Norbert F. Voelkel

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Copper Deficiency Induced Emphysema Is Associated with Focal Adhesion Kinase Inactivation, Shiro Mizuno, Masanori Yasuo, Harm J. Bogaard, Donatas Kraskauskas, Aysar A. Alhussini, Jose Gomez-Arroyo, Daniela Farkas, Laszlo Farkas, and Norbert F. Voelkel

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Posttransplant Metabolic Syndrome, M. Shadab Siddiqui and Richard K. Sterling

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Anti-Inflammatory and Cardioprotective Effects of Tadalafil in Diabetic Mice, Amit Varma, Anindita Das, Nicholas N. Hoke, David E. Durrant, Fadi N. Salloum, and Rakesh C. Kukreja

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Interactions between Bile Acids and Nuclear Receptors and Their Effects on Lipid Metabolism and Liver Diseases, David Q.-H. Wang, Brent A. Neuschwander-Tetri, Piero Portincasa, and William M. Pandak

Submissions from 2011

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Complications of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis following repeated exposure to gadolinium in a man with hypothyroidism: a case report, Arpita Aggarwal, Allison A. Froehlich, Paulina Essah, Nooshin K. Brinster, Whitney A. High, and Robert W. Downs

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Decreasing Mortality in Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Patients by Implementing a Sepsis Bundle in a Hospital Setting, Sandra C. P. L. Shiramizo, Alexandre R. Marra, Marcelino S. Durao, Angela T. Paes, Michael B. Edmond, and Oscar Fernando Pavao dos Santos

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Individual Physician versus Team-Based Medical Encounters: Maximizing the Efficiency of a Medical Relief Service in Rural Honduras, Rachel Whitney, Michael P. Stevens, and Gonzalo M. L. Bearman

Submissions from 2010

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Rifaximin Treatment in Hepatic Encephalopathy, Nathan M. Bass, Kevin D. Mullen, Arun J. Sanyal, Fred Poordad, Guy Neff, Carroll B. Leevy, Samuel Sigal, Muhammad Y. Sheikh, Kimberly Beavers, Todd Frederick, Lewis Teperman, Donald Hillebrand, Shirley Huang, Kunal Merchant, Audrey Shaw, Enoch Bortey, and William P. Forbes

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Immunomodulatory strategies prevent the development of autoimmune emphysema, Masayuki Hanaoka, Mark R. Nicolls, Andrew P. Fontenot, Donatas Kraskauskas, Douglas G. Mack, Adelheid Kratzer, Jonas Salys, Vita Kraskauskiene, Nana Burns, Norbert F. Voelkel, and Laimute Taraseviciene-Stewart

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Pioglitazone, Vitamin E, or Placebo for Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis, Arun J. Sanyal, Naga Chalasani, Kris V. Kowdley, Arthur McCollough, Anna Mae Diehl, Nathan M. Bass, Brent A. Neuschwander-Tetri, Joel E. Lavine, James Tonascia, Aynur Unalp, Mark Van Natta, Jeanne Clark, Elizabeth M. Brunt, David E. Kleiner, Jay H. Hoofnagle, and Patricia R. Robuck

Submissions from 2009

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Severe Lactic Acidosis in a Patient with B-Cell Lymphoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature, Farn Huei Chan, Daniel Carl, and Laurel J. Lyckholm

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Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibition and cardioprotection: potential role of hydrogen sulfide, Rakesh C. Kukreja, Vinh Q. Chau, Nicholas N. Hoke, Antonio Abbate, Amit Varma, Ramzi A. Ockaili, Stefano Toldo, and Fadi N. Salloum

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Peginterferon Alfa-2b or Alfa-2a with Ribavirin for Treatment of Hepatitis C Infection, John G. McHutchison, Eric J. Lawitz, Mitchell L. Shiffman, Andrew J. Muir, Greg W. Galler, Jonathan McCone, Lisa M. Nyberg, William M. Lee, Reem H. Ghalib, Eugene R. Schiff, Joseph S. Galati M.D., Bruce R. Bacon, Mitchell N. Davis, Pabak Mukhopadhyay, Kenneth Koury, Stephanie Noviello, Lisa D. Pedicone, Clifford A. Bass, Janice K. Albrecht, and Mark S. Sulkowski

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Hypoxia regulates human lung fibroblast proliferation via p53-dependent and -independent pathways, Shiro Mizuno, Herman J. Bogaard, Norbert F. Voelkel, Yukihiro Umeda, Maiko Kadowaki, Shingo Ameshima, Isamu Miyamori, and Takeshi Ishizaki

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Multiple splice defects in ABCA1 cause low HDL-C in a family with Hypoalphalipoproteinemia and premature coronary disease, Jeffrey Rhyne, Myrna M. Mantaring, David F. Gardner, and Michael Miller

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Estrogen exposure, obesity and thyroid disease in women with severe pulmonary hypertension, Lori Sweeney and Norbert F. Voelkel

Submissions from 2008

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Randomized trial comparing daily interruption of sedation and nursing-implemented sedation algorithm in medical intensive care unit patients, Marjolein de Wit, Chris Gennings, Wendy I. Jenvey, and Scott K. Epstein

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Inflammatory and Coagulation Biomarkers and Mortality in Patients with HIV Infection, Lewis H. Kuller, Russell Tracy, Waldo Belloso, Stephane De Wit, Fraser Drummond, H. Clifford Lane, Bruno Ledergerber, Jens Lundgren, Jacqueline Neuhaus, Daniel Nixon, Nicholas I. Paton, and James D. Neaton