The following published papers illustrate the latest investigative endeavors of faculty and research staff in the University of Arizona Department of Medicine and its 14 divisions. Click the PubMed links to read on about how they're setting the pace for the future of health care and precision medicine solutions to improve patient lives in Arizona and beyond.


Miller, D. C., C. Bime, S. Partharsarathy, and J. M. Mosier, "High-Flow Oxygen Therapy Concepts: Time to Standardize Nomenclature and Avoid Confusion.", J Intensive Care Med, vol. 35, issue 5, pp. 519-523, 2020 May. PMID: 32105158
Mizrahi, J. D., and R. T. Shroff, "New Treatment Options for Advanced Biliary Tract Cancer.", Curr Treat Options Oncol, vol. 21, issue 8, pp. 63, 2020 Jun 29. PMID: 32602010
Breathett, K. K., S. M. Knapp, P. Wightman, A. Desai, S. Mazimba, E. Calhoun, and N. K. Sweitzer, "Is the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion Linked to Change in Rate of Ventricular Assist Device Implantation for Blacks and Whites?", Circ Heart Fail, vol. 13, issue 4, pp. e006544, 2020 Apr. PMCID: PMC7141778  PMID: 32233662


Galgiani, J. N., J. E. Blair, N. M. Ampel, and G. R. Thompson, "Treatment for Early, Uncomplicated Coccidioidomycosis: What is Success?", Clin Infect Dis, 2019 Sep 23. PMID: 31544210
Mashaqi, S., and D. Gozal, "Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Systemic Hypertension: Gut Dysbiosis as the Mediator?", J Clin Sleep Med, 2019 Sep 06. PMID: 31490117
Scott, A. J., and R. T. Shroff, "Moving the Needle Forward With Locoregional Treatment in Unresectable Cholangiocarcinoma-The Jury Is Still Out.", JAMA Oncol, 2019 Oct 31. PMID: 31670748
Ebong, I., and K. Breathett, "The Cardiovascular Disease Epidemic in African American Women: Recognizing and Tackling a Persistent Problem.", J Womens Health (Larchmt), 2019 Oct 29. PMID: 31661348
Shende, T. C., J. M. Fisher, C. M. Perez-Velez, A. A. Guido, K. M. Sprowl, T. M. Drake, M. L. Adelus, E. J. Bedrick, and L. E. Fantry, "PrEP Knowledge and Attitudes Among Adults Attending Public Health Clinics in Southern Arizona.", J Community Health, 2019 Oct 14. PMID: 31612368
Breathett, K., E. Yee, N. Pool, M. Hebdon, J. D. Crist, S. Knapp, A. Larsen, S. Solola, L. Luy, K. Herrera-Theut, et al., "Does Race Influence Decision Making for Advanced Heart Failure Therapies?", J Am Heart Assoc, vol. 8, issue 22, pp. e013592, 2019 Nov 19. PMCID: PMC6915287  PMID: 31707940
Hijmans, J. G., K. Stockelman, M'ayan. Levy, M. L Brewster, T. D. Bammert, J. J. Greiner, E. Connick, and C. A. DeSouza, "Effects of HIV-1 gp120 and TAT-derived microvesicles on endothelial cell function.", J Appl Physiol (1985), vol. 126, issue 5, pp. 1242-1249, 2019 May 01. PMCID: PMC6589811  PMID: 30789287
Flerin, N. C., A. Bardhi, J. Hua Zheng, M. Korom, J. Folkvord, C. Kovacs, E. Benko, R. Truong, T. Mota, E. Connick, et al., "Establishment of a Novel Humanized Mouse Model To Investigate Activation and Depletion of Patient-Derived HIV Latent Reservoirs.", J Virol, vol. 93, issue 6, 2019 Mar 15. PMCID: PMC6401459  PMID: 30626677
Rafikov, R., M. L. McBride, M. Zemskova, S. Kurdyukov, N. McClain, M. Niihori, P. R. Langlais, and O. Rafikova, "Inositol monophosphatase 1 as a novel interacting partner of RAGE in pulmonary hypertension.", Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol, vol. 316, issue 3, pp. L428-L444, 2019 Mar 01. PMCID: PMC6425619  PMID: 30604625
Xu, Y., M. T. Ollerton, and E. Connick, "Follicular T-cell subsets in HIV infection: recent advances in pathogenesis research.", Curr Opin HIV AIDS, vol. 14, issue 2, pp. 71-76, 2019 Mar. PMCID: PMC6355349  PMID: 30585797
Beatty, N. L., P. L. Dorn, and S. A. Klotz, "The Uninvited "Kiss": When the Hunter Becomes the Hunted.", Am J Trop Med Hyg, vol. 100, issue 3, pp. 492-493, 2019 Mar. PMCID: PMC6402915  PMID: 30843504
Fantry, L. E., and E. Connick, "The Internist's Role in Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States.", Am J Med, 2019 Jun 18. PMID: 31220428
Bailey, O., D. Combs, M. Sans-Fuentes, C. M. Havens, M. A. Grandner, C. Poongkunran, S. Patel, S. Berryhill, N. Provencio, S. F. Quan, et al., "Delayed Sleep Time in African Americans and Depression in a Community-Based Population.", J Clin Sleep Med, vol. 15, issue 6, pp. 857-864, 2019 Jun 15. PMCID: PMC6557644  PMID: 31138383
Mead, H. L., M. de Melo Teixeira, J. N. Galgiani, and B. M. Barker, "Characterizing in vitro spherule morphogenesis of multiple strains of both species of Coccidioides.", Med Mycol, vol. 57, issue 4, pp. 478-488, 2019 Jun 01. PMCID: PMC6506604  PMID: 30053114
Shroff, R. T., M. M. Javle, L. Xiao, A. O. Kaseb, G. R. Varadhachary, R. A. Wolff, K. P. S. Raghav, M. Iwasaki, P. Masci, R. K. Ramanathan, et al., "Gemcitabine, Cisplatin, and nab-Paclitaxel for the Treatment of Advanced Biliary Tract Cancers: A Phase 2 Clinical Trial.", JAMA Oncol, vol. 5, issue 6, pp. 824-830, 2019 Jun 01. PMCID: PMC6567834  PMID: 30998813
Breathett, K., "Dare to Achieve Health Equity.", JACC Heart Fail, vol. 7, issue 6, pp. 516-517, 2019 Jun. PMID: 31146875
Habib, S., R. A. El Ramahi, S. Rosen, S. Farran, J. Shubeilat, C. Walker, M. Casal, and T. Zangeneh, "Efficacy of Low Dose Chemoprophylaxis for Coccidioidomycosis Infection in Liver Transplant Recipients.", Gastroenterology Res, vol. 12, issue 3, pp. 148-156, 2019 Jun. PMCID: PMC6575139  PMID: 31236156
Bardwell, J., J. August, S. Farran, C. Florita, F. Donovan, and T. T. Zangeneh, "Infection of Aortic Endograft Caused by Coccidioidomycosis.", Am J Med, 2019 Jul 25. PMID: 31351044
Mashaqi, S., and S. M Badr, "The Impact of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Positive Airway Pressure Therapy on Metabolic Peptides Regulating Appetite, Food Intake, Energy Homeostasis, and Systemic Inflammation: A Literature Review.", J Clin Sleep Med, vol. 15, issue 7, pp. 1037-1050, 2019 Jul 15. PMCID: PMC6622519  PMID: 31383242
Behrens-Bradley, N., S. Smith, N. L. Beatty, M. Love, N. Ahmad, P. L. Dorn, J. O. Schmidt, and S. A. Klotz, "Kissing Bugs Harboring Trypanosoma cruzi, Frequently Bite Residents of the US Southwest But Do Not Cause Chagas Disease.", Am J Med, 2019 Jul 08. PMID: 31295438
Al-Obaidi, M., R. Hasbun, K. J. Vigil, A. R. Edwards, V. Chavez, D. R. Hall, W. A. Dar, A. De Golovine, L. Ostrosky-Zeichner, J. S. Bynon, et al., "Seroprevalence of Strongyloides stercoralis and Evaluation of Universal Screening in Kidney Transplant Candidates: A Single-Center Experience in Houston (2012-2017).", Open Forum Infect Dis, vol. 6, issue 7, 2019 Jul 01. PMCID: PMC6656655  PMID: 31363770
Parker, S. S., J. Krantz, E-A. Kwak, N. K. Barker, C. G. Deer, N. Y. Lee, G. Mouneimne, and P. R. Langlais, "Insulin Induces Microtubule Stabilization and Regulates the Microtubule Plus-end Tracking Protein Network in Adipocytes.", Mol Cell Proteomics, vol. 18, issue 7, pp. 1363-1381, 2019 Jul. PMCID: PMC6601206  PMID: 31018989
Klotz, S. A., N. Bradley, S. Smith, and N. Ahmad, "HIV Infection-Associated Frailty: The Solution for Now Is Antiretroviral Drugs: A Perspective.", J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care, vol. 18, pp. 2325958219831045, 2019 Jan-Dec. PMID: 30803299
Hijmans, J. G., K. A. Stockelman, V. Garcia, M'ayan. V. Levy, M. L Brewster, T. D. Bammert, J. J. Greiner, B. L. Stauffer, E. Connick, and C. A. DeSouza, "Circulating Microparticles Are Elevated in Treated HIV -1 Infection and Are Deleterious to Endothelial Cell Function.", J Am Heart Assoc, vol. 8, issue 4, pp. e011134, 2019 Feb 19. PMCID: PMC6405669  PMID: 30779672
Jacobsen, N. L., T. K. Pontifex, P. R. Langlais, and J. M. Burt, "Phosphorylation-Dependent Intra-Domain Interaction of the Cx37 Carboxyl-Terminus Controls Cell Survival.", Cancers (Basel), vol. 11, issue 2, 2019 Feb 06. PMCID: PMC6406260  PMID: 30736283
Bala, R., and M. D. Hutchinson, "Recurrent ventricular tachycardia after catheter ablation in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy: Scar progression or ineffective ablation?", J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, 2019 Feb 04. PMID: 30715771
Donovan, F. M., L. Shubitz, D. Powell, M. Orbach, J. Frelinger, and J. N. Galgiani, "Early Events in Coccidioidomycosis.", Clin Microbiol Rev, vol. 33, issue 1, 2019 Dec 18. PMID: 31619396
Patterson, F., E. Connick, B. Brewer, and M. A. Grandner, "HIV status and sleep disturbance in college students and relationship with smoking.", Sleep Health, vol. 5, issue 4, pp. 395-400, 2019 Aug. PMID: 31253562
Knitter, J., O. F. Bailey, C. Poongkunran, A. Flores Martinez, L. Martinez, U. Kobayashi, D. Combs, R. Lane, W. Zareba, and S. Parthasarathy, "Comparison of Physiological Performance of Four Adaptive Servo Ventilation Devices in Patients with Complex Sleep Apnea.", Am J Respir Crit Care Med, vol. 199, issue 7, pp. 925-928, 2019 Apr 01. PMCID: PMC6444654  PMID: 30605350
Bime, C., N. Casanova, R. C. Oita, J. Ndukum, H. Lynn, S. M. Camp, Y. Lussier, I. Abraham, D. Carter, E. J. Miller, et al., "Development of a biomarker mortality risk model in acute respiratory distress syndrome.", Crit Care, vol. 23, issue 1, pp. 410, 2019 12 16. PMCID: PMC6916252  PMID: 31842964
Lynn, H., X. Sun, N. Casanova, M. Gonzales-Garay, C. Bime, and J. G. N. Garcia, "Genomic and Genetic Approaches to Deciphering Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Risk and Mortality.", Antioxid Redox Signal, vol. 31, issue 14, pp. 1027-1052, 2019 11 10. PMCID: PMC6939590  PMID: 31016989
Donovan, F. M., P. Wightman, Y. Zong, L. Gabe, A. Majeed, T. Ynosencio, E. J. Bedrick, and J. N. Galgiani, "Delays in Coccidioidomycosis Diagnosis and Associated Healthcare Utilization, Tucson, Arizona, USA.", Emerg Infect Dis, vol. 25, issue 9, pp. 1745-1747, 2019 09. PMCID: PMC6711243  PMID: 31441755
Behrens, N. E., P. N. Lipke, D. Pilling, R. H. Gomer, and S. A. Klotz, "Serum Amyloid P Component Binds Fungal Surface Amyloid and Decreases Human Macrophage Phagocytosis and Secretion of Inflammatory Cytokines.", MBio, vol. 10, issue 2, 2019 03 12. PMCID: PMC6414697  PMID: 30862745
Li, S., J. M. Folkvord, K. J. Kovacs, R. K. Wagstaff, G. Mwakalundwa, A. K. Rendahl, E. G. Rakasz, E. Connick, and P. J. Skinner, "Low levels of SIV-specific CD8+ T cells in germinal centers characterizes acute SIV infection.", PLoS Pathog, vol. 15, issue 3, pp. e1007311, 2019 03. PMCID: PMC6445460  PMID: 30897187
Espinosa-Cotton, M., E. J. Fertig, L. P. Stabile, A. Gaither-Davis, J. E. Bauman, S. Schmitz, K. N. Gibson-Corley, Y. Cheng, I. J. Jensen, V. P. Badovinac, et al., "A preliminary analysis of interleukin-1 ligands as potential predictive biomarkers of response to cetuximab.", Biomark Res, vol. 7, pp. 14, 2019. PMCID: PMC6636109  PMID: 31346466
Van Dyke, M. C. Caballer, G. R. Thompson, J. N. Galgiani, and B. M. Barker, "The Rise of : Forces Against the Dust Devil Unleashed.", Front Immunol, vol. 10, pp. 2188, 2019. PMCID: PMC6749157  PMID: 31572393
Beatty, N. L., N. Behrens-Bradley, M. Love, F. McCants, S. Smith, J. O. Schmidt, S. A. Hamer, P. L. Dorn, N. Ahmad, and S. A. Klotz, "Rapid detection of human blood in triatomines (kissing bugs) utilizing a lateral flow immunochromatographic assay - A pilot study.", Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz, vol. 114, pp. e190047, 2019. PMCID: PMC6543902  PMID: 31166422


Gandhi, M., D. Rajagopal, S. Parthasarathy, S. Raja, S-T. Huang, and A. Senthil Kumar, "In Situ Immobilized Sesamol-Quinone/Carbon Nanoblack-Based Electrochemical Redox Platform for Efficient Bioelectrocatalytic and Immunosensor Applications.", ACS Omega, vol. 3, issue 9, pp. 10823-10835, 2018 Sep 30. PMCID: PMC6173515  PMID: 30320253
Combs, D., G. Skrepnek, M. D. Seckeler, B. J. Barber, W. J. Morgan, and S. Parthasarathy, "Sleep-Disordered Breathing is Associated With Increased Mortality in Hospitalized Infants With Congenital Heart Disease.", J Clin Sleep Med, vol. 14, issue 9, pp. 1551-1558, 2018 Sep 15. PMCID: PMC6134246  PMID: 30176962
Feemster, L. C., H. L. Saft, S. J. Bartlett, S. Parthasarathy, T. Barnes, P. Calverley, R. J Curtis, D. H. Hickam, R. A. Mularski, D. H. Au, et al., "Patient-centered Outcomes Research in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. An Official American Thoracic Society Workshop Report.", Ann Am Thorac Soc, vol. 15, issue 9, pp. 1005-1015, 2018 Sep. PMID: 30168741
Al-Obaidi, M., P. Younes, and L. Ostrosky-Zeichner, "Post-exposure prophylaxis with isavuconazole after occupational exposure to .", Oxf Med Case Reports, vol. 2018, issue 10, pp. omy062, 2018 Oct. PMCID: PMC6142719  PMID: 30250744
V, K. Raj, S. Sundar Rajagopalan, S. Bhardwaj, R. Panda, V. Reddy Reddam, C. Ganne, R. Kenchaiah, R. C. Mundlamuri, T. Kandavel, K. K. Majumdar, et al., "Machine learning detects EEG microstate alterations in patients living with temporal lobe epilepsy.", Seizure, vol. 61, pp. 8-13, 2018 Oct. PMID: 30044996
Ampel, N. M., I. Robey, C. T. Nguyen, B. Roller, J. August, K. S. Knox, and D. Pappagianis, "Cytokine Release, Determined by a Multiplex Cytokine Assay, in Response to Coccidioidal Antigen Stimulation of Whole Blood among Subjects with Recently Diagnosed Primary Pulmonary Coccidioidomycosis.", mSphere, vol. 3, issue 3, 2018 May-Jun. PMCID: PMC5956148  PMID: 29769377
Sei, Y., J. Feng, L. Samsel, A. Oksuz White, X. Zhao, S. Yun, D. Citrin, J. Philip McCoy, S. Sundaresan, M. M. Hayes, et al., "Mature Enteroendocrine Cells Contributes to Basal and Pathological Stem Cell Dynamics in the Small Intestine.", Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol, 2018 May 31. PMID: 29848020
Mashaqi, S., K. Steffen, R. Crosby, and L. Garcia, "The Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Sleep Disordered Breathing Parameters From Overnight Polysomnography and Home Sleep Apnea Test.", Cureus, vol. 10, issue 5, pp. e2593, 2018 May 08. PMCID: PMC6037336  PMID: 30009105
Ghazala, S., T. Rabkin Golden, S. Farran, and T. T. Zangeneh, "A rare case of pyogenic pericarditis secondary to .", BMJ Case Rep, vol. 2018, 2018 Mar 28. PMID: 29592995
De la Torre, Y. Sanchez-, R. Wadeea, V. Rosas, and K. L. Herbst, "Lipedema: friend and foe.", Horm Mol Biol Clin Investig, vol. 33, issue 1, 2018 Mar 09. PMCID: PMC5935449  PMID: 29522416