Faculty Articles

Faculty Articles

A selection of scholarly articles from the faculty of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University.


Submissions from 2014

Diabetes Foot Education: An Evidence Based Study in Long Term care Settings, Sweta Tewary, Naushira Pandya, and Nicole J. Cook

False Positive and Indeterminate HIV Test Overview, Justin Thomas, Victor A. Jaffe, Judith P. Schaffer, and Jose Abrue

Photoreceptor-derived activin promotes dendritic termination and restricts the receptive fields of first-order interneurons in Drosophila., C Y. Ting, P G. McQueen, Naushira Pandya, T Y. Lin, M Yang, O V. Reddy, M B. O'Connor, M McAuliffe, and C H. Lee


Cerebral desaturation events in the beach chair position: correlation of noninvasive blood pressure and estimated temporal mean arterial pressure., Jacob J. Triplet, Christopher M. Lonetta, Jonathan C. Levy, Nathan G. Everding, and Molly A. Moor


The Demand for Antiretroviral Drugs in the Illicit Marketplace: Implications for HIV Disease Management among Vulnerable Populations, Kiyomi Tsuyuki, Hilary L. Surratt, Maria A. Levi-Minzi, Catherine L. O'Grady, and Steven P. Kurtz

Cardiac performance, biomarkers and gene expression studies in previously sedentary men participating in half-marathon training., D D. Vance, G L. Chen, M Stoutenberg, R J. Myerburg, K Jacobs, Lubov Nathanson, A Perry, D Seo, P J. Goldschmidt-Clermont, and E Rampersaud


Risk and protective factors for retention in HIV care, Drenna Waldrop-Valverde, Ying Guo, Raymond L. Ownby, Allan Rodriguez, and Deborah L. Jones

U. S. Medical Students’ Knowledge and Attitudes towards the Affordable Care Act, S. Zhnag, J. Mazzurco, N. Hernandez, Patrick C. Hardigan, and I. Fernandez

Cardiorespiratory fitness mediates the effects of aging on cerebral blood flow., B Zimmerman, B P. Sutton, K A. Low, Mary A. Fletcher, C H. Tan, N Schneider-Garces, Y Li, C Ouyang, E L. Maclin, G Gratton, and M Fabiani

Submissions from 2013

Enhanced angiotensin II-induced cardiac and aortic remodeling in ACE2 knockout mice., M S. Alghamri, N M. Weir, M P. Anstadt, K M. Elased, S B. Gurley, and Mariana Morris


Evaluation of Diabetes Management in 29 Long Term Care and Rehab Patients: A Quality Improvement Project, Cheryl Atherley-Todd, Elizabeth Muller Hames, and Naushira Pandya

Sexual behavior and dendritic spine density of posterodorsal medial amygdala neurons in oxytocin knockout female mice., R O. Becker, V M. Lazzari, I C. Menezes, Mariana Morris, K Rigatto, A B. Lucion, A A. Rasia-Filho, and M Giovenardi


Feminist Family Therapy for Treating Female Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Markie L. Blumer, Aubree K. Papaj, and Kara S. Erolin

Inhibition of astroglial NF-κB enhances oligodendrogenesis following spinal cord injury., V Bracchi-Ricard, K L. Lambertsen, J Ricard, Lubov Nathanson, S Karmally, J Johnstone, D G. Ellman, B Frydel, D M. McTigue, and J R. Bethea

Altered immune pathway activity under exercise challenge in Gulf War Illness: an exploratory analysis., G Broderick, R Ben-Hamo, S Vashishtha, S Efroni, Lubov Nathanson, Z Barnes, Mary A. Fletcher, and Nancy G. Klimas

Heavy Marijuana Use Among Gay and Bisexual Male Emerging Adults Living With HIV/AIDS, Douglas Bruce, Gary W. Harper, and Maria I. Fernandez

Alcohol use predicts sexual risk behavior with HIV-negative or partners of unknown status among young HIV-positive men who have sex with men, Douglas Bruce, Shoshana Kahana, Gary W. Harper, and Maria I. Fernandez

Bowen Family Systems Theory, Christopher F. Burnett and Michael D. Reiter


Health and Social Problems associated with Prescription Opioid Misuse among a Diverse Sample of Substance-Using MSM, Mance E. Buttram, Steven P. Kurtz, Hilary L. Surratt, and Maria A. Levi-Minzi


Resilience and Syndemic Risk Factors among African-American Female Sex Workers, Mance E. Buttram, Hilary L. Surratt, and Steven P. Kurtz

A Community-Based Pilot Study of a Diabetes Pharmacist Intervention in Latinos: Impact on Weight and Hemoglobin A1c, Ana M. Castejon, Carmello Calderon, Alexandra Perez Rivera, C. Millar, J. McLaughlin-Middlejauff, N. Sangasubana, Goar Alvarez, Lillian Arce de Malavé, Patrick C. Hardigan, and Silvia E. Rabionet

Erythema Annulare Centrifugum; 5 Minute Clinical, Rebecca M. Cherner

Halo Nevus; 5 Minute Clinical, Rebecca M. Cherner

Out-of-pocket health care expenditure burden for Medicare beneficiaries with cancer., A J. Davidoff, M Erten, T Shaffer, J S. Shoemaker, I H. Zuckerman, Naushira Pandya, M H. Tai, X Ke, and B Stuart

Use and spending on antineoplastic therapy for Medicare beneficiaries with cancer., A J. Davidoff, T Shaffer, M Z. Erten, J S. Shoemaker, I H. Zuckerman, Naushira Pandya, B C. Stuart, L G. Bryant-Comstock, and R Shenolikar

A novel approach to improve health status measurement in observational claims-based studies of cancer treatment and outcomes., A J. Davidoff, I H. Zuckerman, Naushira Pandya, F Hendrick, X Ke, A Hurria, S M. Lichtman, A Hussain, J P. Weiner, and M J. Edelman

Angiotensin 1-7 and Mas decrease thrombosis in Bdkrb2-/- mice by increasing NO and prostacyclin to reduce platelet spreading and glycoprotein VI activation., C Fang, E Stavrou, A A. Schmaier, N Grobe, Mariana Morris, A Chen, M T. Nieman, G N. Adams, G LaRusch, Y Zhou, M L. Bilodeau, F Mahdi, M Warnock, and A H. Schmaier

Electronic Health Records: A Valuable Tool for Dental School Strategic Planning, Phyllis Filker, Nicole J. Cook, and Jodi Kodish-Stav


Electronic health records: a valuable tool for dental school strategic planning., Phyllis J Filker, Nicole Cook, and Jodi Kodish-Stav

In Consultation, Talking on the Edge: Assessing the Risk of Suicide, Douglas G. Flemons


Talking on the Edge: Assessing the Risk of Suicide, Douglas G. Flemons


Succumbing to the Laws of Attraction: Exploring the Sometimes Pathogenic Versatility of Discrete Immune Logic, Paul Fritsch, Travis J. A. Craddock, Ryan M. del Rosario, Mark A. Rice, AnneLiese Smylie, Virginia A. Folcik, Gerda de Vries, Mary Ann Fletcher, Nancy G. Klimas, and Gordon Broderick

A novel paracetamol 1,000 mg sustained release formulation vs conventional paracetamol 500 mg formulation in patients with fever and pain: a randomized noninferiority trial., S Ghosh, J Patel, H Patel, Naushira Pandya, S Naik, and H Patel

Identification of prolyl carboxypeptidase as an alternative enzyme for processing of renal angiotensin II using mass spectrometry., N Grobe, N M. Weir, O Leiva, F S. Ong, K E. Bernstein, A H. Schmaier, Mariana Morris, and K M. Elased


An 82 Year Old Male with Tinnitus: A Case of Early Neurosyphilis, Elizabeth Muller Hames, Angelina Somorecki, and Kenya M. Rivas

Using Latent Class Analysis to Model Prescription Medications in the Measurement of Falling Among a Community Elderly Population, Patrick C. Hardigan, D. C. Swartz, and W. D. Hardigan

The Role of Multiple Identities in Adherence to Medical Appointments Among Gay/Bisexual Male Adolescents Living with HIV, Gary W. Harper, Maria I. Fernandez, Douglas Bruce, Sybil G. Hosek, and Robin J. Jacobs

Facts, controversies, and current trends., H Hosalkar, Naushira Pandya, and S Namdari

The Acceptability and Feasibility of an HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Trial With Young Men Who Have Sex With Men, Sybil G. Hosek, George Siberry, Margo Bell, Michelle Lally, Bill Kapogiannis, Keith Green, Maria I. Fernandez, Brandy Rutledge, Jaime Martinez, Robert Garofalo, Craig Wilson, and ATN


Diversion of Benzodiazepines through Healthcare Sources, Gladys E. Ibañez, Maria A. Levi-Minzi, Khary K. Rigg, and Angela D. Mooss

Gender-specific effects of an augmented written emotional disclosure intervention on posttraumatic, depressive, and HIV-disease-related outcomes: a randomized, controlled trial., G Ironson, C O'Cleirigh, J Leserman, R Stuetzle, J Fordiani, Mary A. Fletcher, and N Schneiderman


Condom use, disclosure, and risk for unprotected sex in HIV-negative midlife and older men who have sex with men., Robin J. Jacobs, Michael N. Kane, and Raymond L. Ownby

Adult Family Care Homes: A Surrogate "Family" for Older Adults, G. Jeanty and James Hibel

Perceptions of religious leaders’ culpability in the United States, M.N. Kane and Robin J. Jacobs

Perceptions about homelessness in elders and community responsibility, M.N. Kane, Robin J. Jacobs, and D. Green

Attributions of autonomy and competence of older and younger homeless mentally ill., M N. Kane, Robin J. Jacobs, and W E. Hawkins

Compassionate Love as a Predictor of Reduced HIV Disease Progression and Transmission Risk., H Kremer, G Ironson, L Kaplan, R Stuetzle, and Mary A. Fletcher

Course Development: Life Coach, Lynn A. Lafferty

Advances in the orthopedic management of osteogenesis imperfecta., D Laron and Naushira Pandya

Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Symptom Severity: Stress Management Skills are Related to Lower Illness Burden., E G. Lattie, M H. Antoni, Mary A. Fletcher, S Czaja, D Perdomo, A Sala, S Nair, S H. Fu, F J. Penedo, and Nancy G. Klimas

Oxytocin modulates social interaction but is not essential for sexual behavior in male mice., V M. Lazzari, R O. Becker, M S. de Azevedo, Mariana Morris, K Rigatto, S Almeida, A B. Lucion, and M Giovenardi

Stress Management, Depression and Immune Status in Lower Income Racial/Ethnic Minority Women Co-infected with HIV and HPV., C R. Lopez, M H. Antoni, D Pereira, J Seay, N Whitehead, J Potter, M J. O'Sullivan, and Mary A. Fletcher

Health Information Technology Field, Jennie Q., Lou; Christine Nelson; and S. E. Bronsburg

Skin tissue water assessed via tissue dielectric constant measurements in persons with and without diabetes mellitus., H N. Mayrovitz, A McClymont, and Naushira Pandya

Reliability of the Diagnosis of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Heather C. McCarthy

Copy number variation in pediatric multiple sclerosis., J P. McElroy, L B. Krupp, B A. Johnson, J L. McCauley, Z Qi, S J. Caillier, P A. Gourraud, J Yu, Lubov Nathanson, A L. Belman, S L. Hauser, E Waubant, D J. Hedges, and J R. Oksenberg

Infection control professionals' information-seeking preferences., H J. Mortensen, J L. Alexander, Guy Martin Nehrenz, and C Porter

Chest pain in a 12-year-old girl with ulcerative colitis after therapy with mesalazine., N Mukherjee, Naushira Pandya, B Bhaduri, and K Bala

Contributions of basal and prandial hyperglycemia to total hyperglycemia in older and younger adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus., M N. Munshi, Naushira Pandya, G E. Umpierrez, A DiGenio, R Zhou, and M C. Riddle

Rate and predictors of blood pressure control in a federal qualified health center in Michigan: a huge concern?, A B. Olomu, V Gourineni, J L. Huang, Naushira Pandya, N Efeovbokhan, J Samaraweera, K Parashar, and M Holmes-Rovner


Development and initial validation of a computer-administered health literacy assessment in Spanish and English: FLIGHT/VIDAS., Raymond L. Ownby, Amarilis Cruz Acevedo, Drenna Waldrop-Valverde, Robin J. Jacobs, Joshua Caballero, Rosemary Davenport, Ana-Maria Homs, Sara J. Czaja, and David A. Loewenstein


Differential item functioning related to age in the reading subtest of the test of functional health literacy in adults., Raymond L. Ownby and Drenna Waldrop-Valverde


Development and Validation of a Brief Computer-Administered HIV-Related Health Literacy Scale (HIV-HL), Raymond L. Ownby, Drenna Waldrop-Valverde, Patrick C. Hardigan, Joshua Caballero, Robin J. Jacobs, and Amarilis Cruz Acevedo


Cost effectiveness of a computer-delivered intervention to improve HIV medication adherence., Raymond L. Ownby, Drenna Waldrop-Valverde, Robin J. Jacobs, Amarilis Cruz Acevedo, and Joshua Caballero


Glucose targets in older adults with diabetes: an evolving landscape., Naushira Pandya

Efficacy and safety of insulin glargine compared to other interventions in younger and older adults: a pooled analysis of nine open-label, randomized controlled trials in patients with type 2 diabetes., Naushira Pandya, A DiGenio, L Gao, and M Patel

Shoulder arthroscopy in children and adolescents., Naushira Pandya and S Namdari

Antitumor and antioxidant status of Terminalia catappa against Ehrlich ascites carcinoma in Swiss albino mice., Naushira Pandya, P Tigari, K Dupadahalli, H Kamurthy, and R R. Nadendla

The pediatric polytrauma patient: current concepts., Naushira Pandya, V V. Upasani, and V A. Kulkarni

The author's reply., Naushira Pandya, V V. Upsani, and V A. Kulkarni

Epilepsy and homicide., Naushira Pandya, M Vrbancic, L D. Ladino, and J F. Téllez-Zenteno

Burden of sliding scale insulin use in elderly long-term care residents with type 2 diabetes mellitus., Naushira Pandya, W Wei, J L. Meyers, B S. Kilpatrick, and K L. Davis

Adolescent Depression, Bruce B. Peters

Human-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from a subtropical recreational marine beach., L R. Plano, T Shibata, A C. Garza, J Kish, Jay M. Fleisher, C D. Sinigalliano, M L. Gidley, K Withum, S M. Elmir, S Hower, C R. Jackson, Jay M. Fleisher, T Cleary, M Davidson, J Davis, Sumitra Mukherjee, L E. Fleming, and H M. Solo-Gabriele


Relational Identities: Reclaiming Ourselves through Recreating each other in Collaborative Conversations in Group Therapy Work, Celia Quintas and Christopher F. Burnett

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Yasmin Frank Qureshi

Genomic signatures of a global fitness index in a multi-ethnic cohort of women., E Rampersaud, Lubov Nathanson, J Farmer, K Meshbane, R L. Belton, A Dressen, M Cuccaro, A Musto, S Daunert, S Deo, N Hudson, J M. Vance, D Seo, A Mendez, D M. Dykxhoorn, M A. Pericak-Vance, and P J. Goldschmidt-Clermont

Incidence of venous thromboembolism in nursing home residents., G Reardon, Naushira Pandya, E A. Nutescu, J Lamori, C V. Damaraju, J Schein, and B Bookhart

Musings with Joan of Arc, Janet L. Roseman

Unlikely Companions: Grief, Death and Mysticism, Janet L. Roseman


BCL-2 inhibitors sensitize therapy-resistant chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells to VSV oncolysis., Sara Samuel, Vladimir Beljanski, Julien Van Grevenynghe, Stephanie Richards, Fethia Ben Yebdri, Zhong He, Carmen Nichols, S Mehdi Belgnaoui, Courtney Steel, Marie-Line Goulet, April Shamy, Dawn Brown, Guillermo Abesada, Elias K Haddad, and John Hiscott

Self-reported sleep disturbance is associated with lower CD4 count and 24-h urinary dopamine levels in ethnic minority women living with HIV., J S. Seay, R McIntosh, E M. Fekete, Mary A. Fletcher, Mahendra Kumar, N Schneiderman, and M H. Antoni

Editorial, Daniel E. Shaw

The basic tenets of invitational theory and practice: An invitational glossary., Daniel E. Shaw, Betty L. Siegel, and A Schoenlein

A comparison of sex-specific immune signatures in Gulf War illness and chronic fatigue syndrome., A L. Smylie, G Broderick, H Fernandes, S Razdan, Z Barnes, F Collado, C Sol, Mary A. Fletcher, and Nancy G. Klimas

Understanding Musculoskeletal Somatic Dysfunction in Medically Underserved Regions in Ben Tre Province, Vietnam, Samuel K. Snyder, Jon Chapekis, Logan Huff, Belinda Collias, Elaine M. Wallace, and Samuel K. Snyder

In Vitro Global Gene Expression Analyses Support the Ethnopharmacological Use of Achyranthes aspera., P R. Subbarayan, M Sarkar, Lubov Nathanson, N Doshi, B L. Lokeshwar, and B Ardalan


Antiretroviral Medication Diversion Among HIV-Positive Substance Abusers in South Florida, Hilary L. Surratt, Steven P. Kurtz, Theodore J. Cicero, Catherine L. O'Grady, and Maria A. Levi-Minzi


Prevalence of foot problems in nursing home residents with diabetes stratified by dementia diagnosis, Sweta Tewary, Naushira Pandya, and Nicole J. Cook

Study on Professional Outpatient Preventative Dentistry (POPD), Mayra Urbieta, Stephanie Sur, Patrick C. Hardigan, and Char Orlich

Empty scrotum: undescended testis or ectopic?, J F. Vieira, G Brahme, Naushira Pandya, and A Desai

Using Health Information Technology and Lean Six Sigma to Optimize Health Care, Frank Voehl, Arif M. Rana, and Kenneth E. Johnson

Predictors of Scoring at Least 600 on COMPLEX-USA Level 1: Successful Preparation Strategies, Aditya Vora, Nathan Maltezos, Lauren Alfonso, Nilda Hernandez, Erica Calix, and Maria I. Fernandez

Medication-taking self-efficacy and medication adherence among HIV-infected cocaine users., D Waldrop-Valverde, C Dong, and Raymond L. Ownby


Health literacy: impact on the health of HIV-infected individuals., Andrew J. Wawrzyniak, Raymond L. Ownby, Katryna McCoy, and Drenna Waldrop-Valverde

WNT10B/β-catenin Signalling Induces HMGA2 and Proliferation in Metastatic Triple-negative Breast Cancer, Peter Wend, Stephanie Runke, Korinna Wend, Brenda Anchondo, Maria Yesayan, Meghan Jardon, Natalie Hardie, Christoph Loddenkemper, Ilya Ulasov, Maciej S. Lesniak, Rebecca Wolsky, Laurent A. Bentolila, Stephen G. Grant, David Elashoff, Stephan Lehr, Jean J. Latimer, Shikha Bose, Hussain Sattar, Susan A. Krum, and Gustavo A. Miranda-Carboni


Cervical Cancer Knowledge and Prevention Among Women, Michael Wolwa, C Blavo, R Shah, Jay M. Fleisher, and Tania Espinal

Cervical Cancer Knowledge and Prevention Among College Women, Michael Wolwa, Cyril Blavo, Rushita Shah, Jay M. Fleisher, and Tania Espinal

Effects of Intrathecal Opioid Administration on Pituitary Function, M Xenidis, Naushira Pandya, and Elizabeth Muller Hames

Submissions from 2012


Can failure carefully observed become a springboard to success?, Manuella Adrian