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Faculty Publications Feb 16. - Feb. 23


A Comprehensive Digest of Research Publications From Cedars-Sinai Investigators

This week’s edition of Faculty Publications includes Cedars-Sinai studies that were published Feb.16 - Feb. 23.


If Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Impacts Outcomes, Why Is Utilization So Variable? Kumaresan, Abirami. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, February.

Biomedical Sciences 

The Association of Epicardial Adipose Tissue Volume and Density With Coronary Calcium in HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Patients. Heseltine, Thomas, Elen Hughes, Jean Mattew, Scott Murray, Sandra Ortega-Martorell, Ivan Olier, Damini Dey, Gregory Y. H. Lip, and Saye Khoo. The Journal of Infection, February, S0163-4453(23)00089-0.


AKT/MTOR Signaling Modulates Resistance to Endocrine Therapy and CDK4/6 Inhibition in Metastatic Breast Cancers. Abu-Khalaf, Maysa M., K. Alex Hodge, Christos Hatzis, Elisa Baldelli, Emna El Gazzah, Frances Valdes, William M. Sikov, Monica M. Mita, Neelima Denduluri, Rita Murphy, Daniel Zelterman, Lance Liotta, Bryant Dunetz, Rick Dunetz, Emanuel F. Petricoin, and Mariaelena Pierobon. NPJ Precision Oncology 7 (1): 18.

Healthcare Access Dimensions and Ovarian Cancer Survival: SEER-Medicare Analysis of the ORCHiD Study. Montes de Oca, Mary Katherine, Quan Chen, Elizabeth Howell, Lauren E. Wilson, Clare Meernik, Rebecca A. Previs, Bin Huang, Maria Pisu, Margaret I. Liang, Kevin C. Ward, Maria J. Schymura, Andrew Berchuck, and Tomi Akinyemiju. JNCI Cancer Spectrum, February, pkad011.

Age-Specific Prevalence of Anal and Cervical Human Papillomavirus Infection and High-Grade Lesions in 11 177 Women by Human Immunodeficiency Virus Status: A Collaborative Pooled Analysis of 26 Studies. Wei, Feixue, Ningshao Xia, Rebeca Ocampo, Marc T. Goodman, Nancy A. Hessol, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Ana P. Ortiz, Fanghui Zhao, Erna M. Kojic, Rupert Kaul, Isabelle Heard, Imran O. Morhason-Bello, Anna-Barbara Moscicki, Alexandra de Pokomandy, Joel M. Palefsky, Luana L. S. Rodrigues, Racheal S. Dube Mandishora, Reshmie A. Ramautarsing, Silvia Franceschi, Sheela V. Godbole, Fernanda K. Tso, Lynette J. Menezes, Chunqing Lin, and Gary M. Clifford. The Journal of Infectious Diseases 227 (4): 488–97.

Beyond Post-Operative Readmissions: Analysis of the Impact of Unplanned Readmissions During Primary Treatment of Advanced-Stage Epithelial Ovarian Cancer on Long-Term Oncology Outcome.Huang, Dandi, Ross Harrison, Erin Curtis, Nina Mirabadi, Grace Yi Chen, Roxana Alexandridis, Lisa Barroilhet, Stephen Rose, Ellen Hartenbach, and Ahmed Al-Niami. International Journal of Gynecological, February, ijgc–2022–003765.

Systemic Therapy in Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Ahn, Joseph C., Nguyen H. Tran, and Ju Dong Yang. Clinical and Molecular Hepatology, February.

Commentary Re PRADO: De-Escalation in Melanoma After Neoadjuvant Therapy: When to Cut and When to Cut Back. Faries, Mark B., and Giorgos Karakousis. Annals of Surgical Oncology, February.


Sustained Mechanical Aspiration Thrombectomy for High Thrombus Burden Coronary Vessel Occlusion: The Multicenter CHEETAH Study. Mathews, S. Jay, Sahil A. Parikh, Willis Wu, D. Christopher Metzger, Jeffrey W. Chambers, Magdi G. H. Ghali, Michael James Sumners, Brian C. Kolski, Duane S. Pinto, and Suhail Dohad. Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions 16 (2): e012433.

Serological Response to Vaccination in Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID. Joung, Sandy, Brittany Weber, Min Wu, Yunxian Liu, Amber B. Tang, Matthew Driver, Sarah Sternbach, Timothy Wynter, Amy Hoang, Denisse Barajas, Yu Hung Kao, Briana Khuu, Michelle Bravo, Hibah Masoom, Teresa Tran, Nancy Sun, Patrick G. Botting, Brian L. Claggett, John C. Prostko, Edwin C. Frias, James L. Stewart, Jackie Robertson, Alan C. Kwan, Mariam Torossian, Isabel Pedraza, Carina Sterling, Caroline Goldzweig, Jillian Oft, Rachel Zabner, Justyna Fert-Bober, Joseph E. Ebinger, Kimia Sobhani, Susan Cheng, and Catherine N. Le. BMC Infectious Diseases 23 (1): 97.

Choosing Wisely: Incorporating Appropriate Donor-Recipient Size Matching in Heart Transplantation. Guglin, Maya, Elie Kozaily, and Michelle M. Kittleson. Heart Failure Reviews, February.

Cardiac Damage and Quality of Life After Aortic Valve Replacement in the PARTNER Trials. Généreux, Philippe, David J. Cohen, Philippe Pibarot, Björn Redfors, Jeroen J. Bax, Yanglu Zhao, Heather Prince, Raj R. Makkar, Samir Kapadia, Vinod H. Thourani, Michael J. Mack, Tamim M. Nazif, Brian R. Lindman, Vasilis Babaliaros, Mark Russo, James M. McCabe, Linda D. Gillam, Maria C. Alu, Rebecca T. Hahn, John G. Webb, Martin B. Leon, and Suzanne V. Arnold. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 81 (8): 743–52.

Emergency Medicine 

Artificial Intelligence Applications Used in the Clinical Response to COVID-19: A Scoping Review. Mann, Sean, Carl T. Berdahl, Lawrence Baker, and Federico Girosi. PLOS Digital Health 1 (10): e0000132.


Does Coronary Plaque Morphology Matter Beyond Plaque Burden? Lorenzatti, Daniel, Pamela Piña, Ibolya Csecs, Aldo L. Schenone, Carlos A. Gongora, Mario J. Garcia, Michael J. Blaha, Matthew J. Budoff, Michelle C. Williams, Damini Dey, Daniel S. Berman, Salim S. Virani, and Leandro Slipczuk. Current Atherosclerosis Reports, February.


Comparison of Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Critically Ill Adults With SARS-CoV-2 Infection During Delta and Omicron Variant Predominance Periods: A Single-Hospital Retrospective Cohort Study. Sankar, Keerthana, Neil Modi, Alexander Polyak, Michael P. Directo, Lily R. Johnson, Norling Kho, Sharon K. Isonaka, Isabel Pedraza, Peter Chen, and Matthew E. Modes. BMJ Open Respiratory Research 10 (1): e001274.

Excess Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Mortality During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States: A Nationwide Population-Based Study From 2010-2021. Liu, Ying, Xinyuan He, Ernest Y. Lee, Fan Lv, Leiqing Yao, Qinqin Meng, Lan Zhang, Wee Han Ng, Yanfei Zhang, Peter M. Elias, Maoqiang Man, Yee Hui Yeo, and Zhengxiao Li. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV, February.

MRI-AST Score Accurately Predicts Major Adverse Liver Outcome, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Liver Transplant, and Liver-Related Death. Truong, Emily, Jeffrey A. Gornbein, Ju Dong Yang, Nabil Noureddin, Stephen A. Harrison, Naim Alkhouri, and Mazen Noureddin. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, February, S1542-3565(23)00111-8.

Reduced Pain and Improved Function Following Short-Term Use of Noninvasive BioWave High Frequency Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Pain Management. Abd-Elsayed, Alaa, Michael Gyorfi, Michael Fischman, Charles Odonkor, Bradford Siff, and Kevin Cyr. Pain and Therapy, February.

Identifying Barriers and Facilitators to Deprescribing Benzodiazepines and Sedative Hypnotics in the Hospital Setting Using the Theoretical Domains Framework and the Capability, Opportunity, Motivation and Behaviour (COM-B) Model: A Qualitative Study. Keller, Michelle S., Johan Carrascoza-Bolanos, Kathleen Breda, Linda Y. Kim, Korey A. Kennelty, Donna W. Leang, Logan T. Murry, Teryl K. Nuckols, Jeffrey L. Schnipper, and Joshua M. Pevnick. BMJ Open 13 (2): e066234.

Smooth Muscle Mineralocorticoid Receptor Promotes Hypertension After Preeclampsia. Biwer, Lauren A., Qing Lu, Jaime Ibarrola, Alec Stepanian, Joshua J. Man, Brigett V. Carvajal, Nicholas D. Camarda, Zsuzsanna Zsengeller, Geraldine Skurnik, Ellen W. Seely, S. Ananth Karumanchi, and Iris Z. Jaffe. Circulation Research, February.


Intracranial Solitary Fibrous Tumor With Delayed Symptomatic Metastasis to the Lumbar Spine: Illustrative Case. Menaker, Simon A., Vladimir A. Ljubimov, Viktoria O. Krutikova, Cole Urnes, Serguei I. Bannykh, Lindsey B. Ross, and Paula Eboli. Journal of Neurosurgery. Case Lessons 5 (7): CASE22495.

Bibrachial Amyotrophy Due to Spontaneous Spinal Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak. Schievink, Wouter I., and Marcel M. Maya. JAMA Neurology, February.


Early and Progressive Mobility in a Community Hospital: A New Interdisciplinary Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Model. Gabele, Danielle, Sheriee Mendez, and Karen K. Giuliano. Nursing Management, February.


PCOS: A Diagnosis and Management Refresher. Chan, Jessica L., Katherine Moran, and Katherine Vanhise. Contemporary OB/GYN 68 (2): 14–19.


Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty for Arthrofibrosis Improves Range of Motion. Rockov, Zachary A., Connor T. Byrne, Kevin T. Rezzadeh, Caleb R. Durst, Andrew I. Spitzer, Guy D. Paiement, Brad L. Penenberg, and Sean S. Rajaee. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, February.


TRPS1 Is Differentially Expressed in a Variety of Malignant and Benign Cutaneous Sweat Gland Neoplasms. Zengin, Hatice B., Chau M. Bui, Kristin Rybski, Tatsiana Pukhalskaya, Bahadir Yildiz, and Bruce R. Smoller. Dermatopathology (Basel, Switzerland) 10 (1): 75–85.

Chronic Kidney Disease With Unknown Cause across the Global Spectrum. Nast, Cynthia C. Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension, February.

Radiation Oncology

Author Correction: Prostate Cancer Therapy Personalization via Multi-Modal Deep Learning on Randomized Phase III Clinical Trials. Esteva, Andre, Jean Feng, Douwe van der Wal, Shih-Cheng Huang, Jeffry P. Simko, Sandy DeVries, Emmalyn Chen, Edward M. Schaeffer, Todd M. Morgan, Yilun Sun, Amirata Ghorbani, Nikhil Naik, Dhruv Nathawani, Richard Socher, Jeff M. Michalski, Mack Roach, Thomas M. Pisansky, Jedidiah M. Monson, Farah Naz, James Wallace, Michelle J. Ferguson, Jean-Paul Bahary, James Zou, Matthew Lungren, Serena Yeung, Ashley E. Ross, NRG Prostate Cancer AI Consortium, Howard M. Sandler, Phuoc T. Tran, Daniel E. Spratt, Stephanie Pugh, Felix Y. Feng, and Osama Mohamad. NPJ Digital Medicine 6 (1): 27.


Orbital Resection by Intranasal Technique (ORBIT): A New Classification System for Reporting Endoscopically Resectable Primary Benign Orbital Tumors. Jafari, Aria, Nithin D. Adappa, Vincent J. Anagnos, Raewyn G. Campbell, Paolo Castelnuovo, Ara Chalian, Christopher B. Chambers, Chandala Chitguppi, Iacopo Dallan, Edward El Rassi, Suzanne K. Freitag, Juan C. Fernandez Miranda, Manuel Ferreira, Paul A. Gardner, David A. Gudis, Richard J. Harvey, Qian Huang, Ian M. Humphreys, David W. Kennedy, John Y. K. Lee, Ashton E. Lehmann, Davide Locatelli, Kibwei A. McKinney, Annie Moreau, Gurston Nyquist, James N. Palmer, Narayanan Prepageran, Edmund A. Pribitkin, Mindy R. Rabinowitz, Marc R. Rosen, Raymond Sacks, Dhruv Sharma, Carl H. Snyderman, S. Tonya Stefko, Janalee K. Stokken, Eric W. Wang, Alan D. Workman, Arthur W. Wu, Jen Y. Yu, Matthew M. Zhang, Bing Zhou, and Benjamin S. Bleier. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, February.

Successful Cesarean Section in a COVID-19 Patient on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO). Coffey, Philip, Ilya Sakharuk, Shohei Yoshida, Peter Drevets, and Vijay Patel. The American Surgeon, February, 31348231157858.


Seeing the Unseen: How Can We Best Identify Transgender Women Within the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System’s Electronic Medical Record? Nik-Ahd, Farnoosh, Justin Waller, Amanda M. De Hoedt, Maurice M. Garcia, Jane C. Figueiredo, Peter R. Carroll, Matthew R. Cooperberg, and Stephen J. Freedland. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, February, qdac033.