Faculty Articles

Faculty Articles

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


Submissions from 2012

A multicenter blinded analysis indicates no association between chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis and either xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus or polytropic murine leukemia virus.Mbio, H. J. Alter, J. A. Mikovits, W. M. Switzer, F. W. Ruscetti, S. C. Lo, A. L. Komaroff, Nancy G. Klimas, H. M. Zheng, R. Wang, B. Li, G. C. Hung, L. L. Lee, S. Sameroff, W. Heneine, J. Coffin, M. Horning, and W. I. Lipkin

Twenty-four month clinical evaluation of fissure sealants on partially erupted permanent first molars: glass inonomer versus resin-based sealant, S. A. Antonson, D. E. Antonson, S. Brener, J. Crutchfield, J. Larumbe, C. Michaud, A. R. Yazici, Patrick C. Hardigan, S. Alempour, D. Evans, and R. Ocanto

Effect of resealing on microleakage of resin composite restorations in relationship to margin design and composite type, S. A. Antonson, A. R. Yazici, Z. Otke, P. Villalta, D. E. Antonson, and Patrick C. Hardigan

The effect of evidence based practice on workplace empowerment of rural registered nurses, Catherine Beldon, Joan Leafman, Guy Martin Nehrenz, and P. Miller


The use of oncolytic viruses to overcome lung cancer drug resistance., Vladimir Beljanski and John Hiscott


Curriculum for Healing: Response to White Coat Blues, Tommie V. Boyd and Yulia Watters

Medical Ethics for Residents: A Four Boxes Approach to Issues of Confidentiality, Informed Consent, and Personal Boundaries., Natasha Bray, Janet Hamstra, and Alina M. Perez

Exploring the diagnostic potential of immune biomarker coexpression in Gulf War Illness., G Broderick, Mary A. Fletcher, M Gallagher, Z M. Barnes, S D. Vernon, and Nancy G. Klimas

Cytokine expression profiles of immune imbalance in post-mononucleosis chronic fatigue., G Broderick, B Z. Katz, H Fernandes, Mary A. Fletcher, Nancy G. Klimas, F A. Smith, M R. O'Gorman, S D. Vernon, and R Taylor

Cervical Spine Bending: A Factor Confounding Lumbar and Trunk Forward Bending, W. J. Brooks, M. M. Patterson, E. Wagner, and Patrick C. Hardigan

Age-Concordant and Age-Discordant Sexual Behavior Among Gay and Bisexual Male Adolescents, Douglas Bruce, Gary W. Harper, Maria I. Fernandez, and Omar B. Jamil


Risk and Protective Factors associated with Gay Neighborhood Residence, Mance E. Buttram and Steven P. Kurtz


Substance Use and Sexual Risk Mediated by Social Support among Black Men, Mance E. Buttram, Steven P. Kurtz, and Hilary L. Surratt

Creating Partnerships for HIV Prevention Among YMSM: THe Connect to Protect Project and House and Ball Community in Philadelphia, Marné Castillo, Brett J. Palmer, Brett J. Rudy, and Maria I. Fernandez

Transfusion of CXCR4-primed endothelial progenitor cells reduces cerebral ischemic damage and promotes repair in db/db diabetic mice., J Chen, J Chen, S Chen, C Zhang, L Zhang, X Xiao, A Das, Y Zhao, B Yuan, Mariana Morris, B Zhao, and Y Chen

Using pictograms for communication., T H. Clawson, J Leafman, Guy Martin Nehrenz, and S Kimmer

Sympathetic overactivity precedes metabolic dysfunction in a fructose model of glucose intolerance in mice., K De Angelis, D D. Senador, C Mostarda, M C. Irigoyen, and Mariana Morris

Perlecan domain 1 recombinant proteoglycan augments BMP-2 activity and osteogenesis, A. A. Decarlo, M. Belousova, A. L. Ellis, D. Peterson, H. Grenett, Patrick C. Hardigan, R. O'Grady, M. Lord, and J. M. Whitelock

The Benefit of Music for the Reduction of Stress and Anxiety in Patients Undergoing Elective Cosmetic Surgery, Joan DeMarco, Jeff Alexander, Guy Martin Nehrenz, and L Gallagher

Factors that influence physician assistant program graduates to choose rural medicine practice., D Diemer, J Leafman, Guy Martin Nehrenz, and H S. Larsen

Paying it Forward: The Many Faces of Mentoring, Marti Echols

Psychoneuroimmunology and natural killer cells: the chromium release whole blood assay., Mary A. Fletcher, Z Barnes, G Broderick, and Nancy G. Klimas

Erratum to "Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines and Otitis Media: An Appraisal of the Clinical Trials", Mary A. Fletcher and B Fritzell

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines and otitis media: an appraisal of the clinical trials., Mary A. Fletcher and B Fritzell

An unusual cause of limp., M Garbash, V Rajamoorthy, S Tambe, J Schofield, and Naushira Pandya

Translating Mutagenesis into Carcinogenesis, Stephen G. Grant

Mass spectrometry for the molecular imaging of angiotensin metabolism in kidney., N Grobe, K M. Elased, D R. Cool, and Mariana Morris

A clinico-radiological phenotype of voltage-gated potassium channel complex antibody-mediated disorder presenting with seizures and basal ganglia changes., Y Hacohen, S Wright, A Siddiqui, Naushira Pandya, J P. Lin, A Vincent, and M Lim

Examining autism spectrum disorders by biomarkers: example from the oxytocin and serotonin systems., E Hammock, J Veenstra-VanderWeele, Z Yan, T M. Kerr, Mariana Morris, G M. Anderson, C S. Carter, E H. Cook, and S Jacob

An analysis of response rate and economic costs between mail and web-based surveys among practicing dentists: A randomized trial, Patrick C. Hardigan, C. T. Sucar, and J. M. Fleisher

Graduating Osteopathic Medical Students Perceptions and Recommendations on the Decision to Take the United States Medical Licensing Examination, Robert T. Hasty, Samuel K. Snyder, Gabriel P. Suciu, and Jacqueline Moskow

Evidence of novel fine-scale structural variation at autism spectrum disorder candidate loci., D J. Hedges, K L. Hamilton-Nelson, S J. Sacharow, L Nations, G W. Beecham, Z M. Kozhekbaeva, B L. Butler, H N. Cukier, P L. Whitehead, D Ma, J M. Jaworski, Lubov Nathanson, J M. Lee, S L. Hauser, J R. Oksenberg, M L. Cuccaro, J L. Haines, J R. Gilbert, and M A. Pericak-Vance

Engaging basic scientists in translational research: identifying opportunities, overcoming obstacles., J A. Hobin, A M. Deschamps, R Bockman, S Cohen, P Dechow, C Eng, W Galey, Mariana Morris, S Prabhakar, U Raj, P Rubenstein, J A. Smith, P Stover, N Sung, W Talman, and R Galbraith

Hip impingement in slipped capital femoral epiphysis: a changing perspective., H S. Hosalkar, Naushira Pandya, J D. Bomar, and D R. Wenger

Autonomic nervous system, inflammation, and diabetes: mechanisms and possible interventions., M C. Irigoyen, D E. Casarini, Mariana Morris, and N Montano

Correlates of loneliness in older gay and bisexual men, Robin J. Jacobs and M.N. Kane

Perceptions of the humanness of religious leaders among university students, Robin J. Jacobs and M.N. Kane

Minimum data elements for research reports on CFS, L. A. Jason, E. R. Unger, J. D. Dimitrakoff, A. P. Fagin, M. Houghton, D. B. Cook, G. D. Marshall Jr., Nancy G. Klimas, and C. Snell

Biomarkers for chronic fatigue., Nancy G. Klimas, G Broderick, and Mary A. Fletcher

Course Development: Health Coach, Lynn A. Lafferty

Stress management skills, neuroimmune processes and fatigue levels in persons with chronic fatigue syndrome., E G. Lattie, M H. Antoni, Mary A. Fletcher, F Penedo, S Czaja, C Lopez, D Perdomo, A Sala, S Nair, S H. Fu, and Nancy G. Klimas

Biomedical Informatics and Its Role in Health Care, Jennie Q. Lou and Arif M. Rana

Bell's Palsy "Quick Answers", Jennie Q. Lou and Eric Shamus

Classification of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Medically Underserved Regions in South America, Heather C. McCarthy

Timing of fructose intake: an important regulator of adiposity., Mariana Morris, I C. Araujo, Randolph Pohlman, M C. Marques, N S. Rodwan, and V M. Farah

Voluntary running-wheel exercise decreases the threshold for rewarding intracranial self-stimulation., Mariana Morris, E S. Na, and A K. Johnson

Comparative and cost-effectiveness of oxaliplatin-based or irinotecan-based regimens compared with 5-fluorouracil/leucovorin alone among US elderly stage IV colon cancer patients., C D. Mullins, F Y. Hsiao, E Onukwugha, Naushira Pandya, and N Hanna

Opioid mechanisms that mediate the palatability of and appetite for salt in sodium replete and deficient states., E S. Na, Mariana Morris, and A K. Johnson

Healthcare Decision Making and Adults with Intellectual Disability: A Descriptive Survey, R O'Dell, J Leafman, Guy Martin Nehrenz, and D Bustillos

Mind and body in late-life anxiety, Raymond L. Ownby


Relations between cognitive status and medication adherence in patients treated for memory disorders., Raymond L. Ownby, Christopher Hertzog, and Sara J. Czaja


Tailored Information and Automated Reminding to Improve Medication Adherence in Spanish- and English-Speaking Elders Treated for Memory Impairment., Raymond L. Ownby, Christopher Hertzog, and Sara J. Czaja


Baseline medication adherence and response to an electronically delivered health literacy intervention targeting adherence., Raymond L. Ownby, Drenna Waldrop-Valverde, Joshua Caballero, and Robin J. Jacobs

Thyroid function and depression in HIV-1 infection, Raymond L. Ownby, Drenna Waldrop-Valverde, Adarsh M. Kumar, and Mahendra Kumar

Why is health literacy related to health? An exploration among US National Assessment of Adult Literacy participants 40 years of age and older, Raymond L. Ownby, Drenna Waldrop-Valverde, and Jessica Taha

Open reduction of proximal humerus fractures in the adolescent population., Naushira Pandya, D Behrends, and H S. Hosalkar

Immediate intramedullary flexible nailing of open pediatric tibial shaft fractures., Naushira Pandya and E W. Edmonds

Tibial tubercle fractures: complications, classification, and the need for intra-articular assessment., Naushira Pandya, E W. Edmonds, J H. Roocroft, and S J. Mubarak

DNA binding, antioxidant activity, and DNA damage protection of chiral macrocyclic Mn(III) salen complexes., Naushira Pandya, N U. Khan, K J. Prathap, R I. Kureshy, S H. Abdi, S Mishra, and H C. Bajaj

Displaced clavicle fractures in adolescents: facts, controversies, and current trends., Naushira Pandya, S Namdari, and H S. Hosalkar

Incidental findings from a retrospective study of 318 Cone Beam Computed Tomography consultation reports, G. A. Pette, F. J. Norkin, J. Ganeles, Patrick C. Hardigan, E. Lask, S. Zfar, and W. Parker

Retinoblastoma treatment: impact of the glycolytic inhibitor 2-deoxy-d-glucose on molecular genomics expression in LH(BETA)T(AG) retinal tumors., Y Piña, S K. Houston, T G. Murray, T Koru-Sengul, C Decatur, W K. Scott, Lubov Nathanson, J Clarke, and T J. Lampidis

"Unilateral Shoulder Bags: Can They Be Worn in a Way to Reduce Postural Asymmetry?", Yasmin Frank Qureshi

Tidal Cycle Effects on the Occurrence of the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) at the Port Everglades Power Plant, G. M. Rappucci, E. O. Keith, and Patrick C. Hardigan

Falls in nursing home residents receiving pharmacotherapy for anemia., G Reardon, Naushira Pandya, and R A. Bailey

Use of warfarin therapy among residents who developed venous thromboembolism in the nursing home., G Reardon, Naushira Pandya, E A. Nutescu, J Lamori, C V. Damaraju, J Schein, and B K. Bookhart

Myocardial alternative RNA splicing and gene expression profiling in early stage hypoplastic left heart syndrome., M Ricci, Y Xu, H L. Hammond, D A. Willoughby, Lubov Nathanson, M M. Rodriguez, M Vatta, S E. Lipshultz, and J Lincoln


Merkel Cell Carcinoma a Lethal Polyomavirus Disease, Kenya M. Rivas

Dancers perceptions of injuries, Debra C. Riviera, Jeffrey L. Alexander, Guy Martin Nehrenz, and Betty Fields

Genital ulceration in a 4 year old--a case of safeguarding? From social services to pathology..., E Roche, Naushira Pandya, L Munthali, and A Atra

Health locus of control beliefs and healthy survival with AIDS., R Ruffin, G Ironson, Mary A. Fletcher, E Balbin, and N Schneiderman

Effects of restricted fructose access on body weight and blood pressure circadian rhythms., D Senador, S Shewale, M C. Irigoyen, K M. Elased, and Mariana Morris

Sarin causes autonomic imbalance and cardiomyopathy: an important issue for military and civilian health., S V. Shewale, M P. Anstadt, M Horenziak, B Izu, E E. Morgan, J B. Lucot, and Mariana Morris

Preparation and characterization of hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose films containing stable BCS Class II drug nanoparticles for pharmaceutical applications., L Sievens-Figueroa, A Bhakay, J I. Jerez-Rozo, Naushira Pandya, R J. Romañach, B Michniak-Kohn, Z Iqbal, E Bilgili, and R N. Davé

Using USP I and USP IV for discriminating dissolution rates of nano- and microparticle-loaded pharmaceutical strip-films., L Sievens-Figueroa, Naushira Pandya, A Bhakay, G Keyvan, B Michniak-Kohn, E Bilgili, and R N. Davé


Enteral vancomycin and probiotic use for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus antibiotic-associated diarrhoea., Elizabeth Nicole Sizemore, Kenya Maria Rivas, Jose Valdes, and Joshua Caballero

Cutaneous Metastatic Thyroid Carcinoma, Jacqueline A. Thomas

Examining natural mentoring relationships (NMRs) among self-identified gay, bisexual, and questioning (GBQ) male youth, Rodrigo S. Torres, Gary W. Harper, Bernadette Sanchez, and Maria I. Fernandez

Analysis of local control in patients receiving IMRT for resected pancreatic cancers., S Yovino; B W. Maidment, 3rd; J M. Herman; Naushira Pandya; O Goloubeva; C Wolfgang; R Schulick; D Laheru; N Hanna; R Alexander; and W F. Regine

Submissions from 2011


Daily measures of microbes and human health at a non-point source marine beach., Amir M Abdelzaher, Mary E Wright, Cristina Ortega, A Rasem Hasan, Tomoyoki Shibata, Helena M Solo-Gabriele, Jonathan Kish, Kelly Withum, Guoqing He, Samir M Elmir, J Alfredo Bonilla, Tonya D Bonilla, Carol J Palmer, Troy M Scott, Jerzy Lukasik, Valerie J Harwood, Shannon McQuaig, Christopher D Sinigalliano, Maribeth L Gidley, David Wanless, Lisa R W Plano, Anna C Garza, Xiaofang Zhu, Jill R Stewart, Jerold W Dickerson, Helen Yampara-Iquise, Charles Carson, Jay M Fleisher, and Lora E Fleming

Volumetric Misfit inCAD/CAM and cast implant frameworks: A university laboratory study, R. Almasri, C. J. Drago, S. C. Siegel, and Patrick C. Hardigan

Comparison of different finishing/polishing systems on surface roughness and gloss of resin composites, S. A. Antonson, A. R. Yazici, E. Kilinc, D. E. Antonson, and Patrick C. Hardigan

Treatment of Dementia, Cheryl Atherley Todd

Femur fractures in the pediatric population: abuse or accidental trauma?, K Baldwin, Naushira Pandya, H Wolfgruber, D S. Drummond, and H S. Hosalkar


Combined anticancer effects of sphingosine kinase inhibitors and sorafenib., Vladimir Beljanski, Christian Knaak, Yan Zhuang, and Charles D Smith


Antitumor activity of sphingosine kinase 2 inhibitor ABC294640 and sorafenib in hepatocellular carcinoma xenografts., Vladimir Beljanski, Clayton S Lewis, and Charles D Smith

Pupillometry and diagnostic ultrasound of anterior segment effects of brimonidine tartrate 0.2 % and Apraclonidine 0.5%, E. Besada, K. Reed, P. Najman, D. Schtman, and Patrick C. Hardigan

Something Has Fallen Inside, Cyril Blavo


Creating a Team: A Systemic View on Collaboration among Health Care Providers and Medical Family Therapists, Tommie V. Boyd

Immunological abnormalities as potential biomarkers in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, E. W. Brenu, M. L. Van Driel, D. R. Staines, K. J. Ashton, S. B. Ramos, Nancy G. Klimas, J. Keane, and S. M. Marshall-Gradisnik

A pilot study of immune network remodeling under challenge in Gulf War Illness., G Broderick, A Kreitz, J Fuite, Mary A. Fletcher, S D. Vernon, and Nancy G. Klimas

The Impact of an Osteopathic Medical Program on Information Technology Skills of Physicians Entering the Workforce, Steve E. Bronsburg

Assessing the cultural character of an academic department of family medicine., Pablo J. Calzada and Daniel E. Shaw

Myalgic encephalomyelitis: International Consensus Criteria, B. M. Carruthers, M. I. Van de Sande, K. L. Meirleir, Nancy G. Klimas, Gordon Broderick, T. Mitchel, D. Staines, A. C. Powles, N. Speight, R. Vallings, L. Bateman, B. Baumgarten-Austrheim, D. S. Bell, N. Carlos-Stella, J. Chia, A. Darragh, D. Jo, D. Lewis, A. R. Light, S. Marshall-Gradisbik, I. Mena, J. A. Mikovitz, K. Miwa, M Murovska, M. L. Pall, and S. Stevens


Editor’s Annual Report, Ronald J. Chenail and Kimberly Cronin


Clients’ Relational Conceptions of Conjoint Couple and Family Therapy Quality: A Grounded Formal Theory, Ronald J. Chenail, Sally St. George, Dan Wulff, Maureen Duffy, Karen Wilson Scott, and Karl Tomm


Multiple Determinants of Specific Modes of Prescription Opioid Diversion, Theodore J. Cicero, Steven P. Kurtz, Hilary L. Surratt, Gladys E. Ibanez, Matthew Ellis, Maria A. Levi-Minzi, and James A. Inciardi

Novel male-biased expression in paralogs of the aphid slimfast nutrient amino acid transporter expansion., R P. Duncan, Lubov Nathanson, and A C. Wilson

Attitudes of Florida Pharmacists Toward Implementing a State Prescription Drug Monitoring Program for Controlled Substances, J. Fass and Patrick C. Hardigan

Stress buffering effects of oxytocin on HIV status in low-income ethnic minority women., E M. Fekete, M H. Antoni, C Lopez, A J. Mendez, A Szeto, Mary A. Fletcher, Nancy G. Klimas, Mahendra Kumar, and N Schneiderman