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.


Menon, A., A. D Perry, J. Motyka, S. Weiner, A. Standke, A. Penkevich, M. Keidan, V. B. Young, and K. Rao, "Changes in the Association between Diagnostic Testing Method, PCR Ribotype, and Clinical Outcomes from Clostridioides difficile Infection: One Institution's Experience.", Clin Infect Dis, 2020 Sep 15. PMID: 32930705
Peng, T., Y. Zong, M. Dl Johnson, S. V. Menghani, M. Lourdes Lewis, and J. N. Galgiani, "A quantitative enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA) to approximate complement-fixing antibody titers in serum from patients with coccidioidomycosis.", Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis, vol. 99, issue 1, pp. 115198, 2020 Sep 04. PMID: 32987245
Close, R. M., and J. B. McAuley, "Disparate Effects of Invasive Group A Streptococcus on Native Americans.", Emerg Infect Dis, vol. 26, issue 9, pp. 1971-1977, 2020 Sep. PMCID: PMC7454107  PMID: 32818411
Beatty, N. L., and S. A. Klotz, "Autochthonous Chagas Disease in the United States: How Are People Getting Infected?", Am J Trop Med Hyg, vol. 103, issue 3, pp. 967-969, 2020 Sep. PMCID: PMC7470559  PMID: 32602437
Krupp, K., P. Madhivanan, and C. M. Perez-Velez, "Should qualitative RT-PCR be used to determine release from isolation of COVID-19 patients?", J Infect, vol. 81, issue 3, pp. 452-482, 2020 Sep. PMCID: PMC7299851  PMID: 32562790
Adams, M., R. Bouzigard, M. Al-Obaidi, and T. T. Zangeneh, "Perinephric abscess in a renal transplant recipient due to Mycoplasma hominis: Case report and review of the literature.", Transpl Infect Dis, pp. e13308, 2020 May 07. PMID: 32378787
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
Sutcliffe, C. G., L. R. Grant, A. Reid, G. Douglass, L. B. Brown, K. Kellywood, R. C. Weatherholtz, R. Hubler, A. Quintana, R. Close, et al., "High Burden of Among Native American Individuals on the White Mountain Apache Tribal Lands.", Open Forum Infect Dis, vol. 7, issue 3, pp. ofaa061, 2020 Mar. PMCID: PMC7066796  PMID: 32190709
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
Jain, S. K., S. Andronikou, P. Goussard, S. Antani, D. Gomez-Pastrana, C. Delacourt, J. R. Starke, A. A. Ordonez, P. Jean-Philippe, R. S. Browning, et al., "Advanced imaging tools for childhood tuberculosis: potential applications and research needs.", Lancet Infect Dis, 2020 Jun 23. PMID: 32589869
Pu, J., F. M. Donovan, K. Ellingson, G. Leroy, J. Stone, E. Bedrick, and J. N. Galgiani, "Clinician Practice Patterns that Result in the Diagnosis of Coccidioidomycosis Before or During Hospitalization.", Clin Infect Dis, 2020 Jun 08. PMID: 32511677
Nix, D. E., J. F. Hayes, M. Al Obaidi, and T. Zangeneh, "Fixed Dosing of Amphotericin B in Morbidly Obese Individuals.", Clin Infect Dis, 2020 Jul 29. PMID: 32725197
Klotz, S. A., and J. O. Schmidt, "Autochthonous Chagas Disease. How Are These Infections Happening?", Am J Med, 2020 Jul 17. PMID: 32682868
Ellis, K. E., G. T. Nawas, C. Chan, L. York, J. Fisher, E. Connick, and T. T. Zangeneh, "Clinical Outcomes Following the Use of Archived Proviral HIV-1 DNA Genotype to Guide Antiretroviral Therapy Adjustment.", Open Forum Infect Dis, vol. 7, issue 1, pp. ofz533, 2020 Jan. PMCID: PMC6942490  PMID: 31915714
Donovan, F. M., F. A. Ramadan, S. A. Khan, A. Bhaskara, W. D. Lainhart, A. T. Narang, J. M. Mosier, K. D. Ellingson, E. J. Bedrick, M. A. Saubolle, et al., "Comparison of a Novel Rapid Lateral Flow Assay to Enzyme Immunoassay Results for Early Diagnosis of Coccidioidomycosis.", Clin Infect Dis, 2020 Aug 20. PMID: 32818956
El-Dalati, S., I. Khurana, N. Soper, D. Cronin, M. Shea, R. L. Weinberg, J. Riddell, L. Washer, E. Shuman, J. Burke, et al., "Physician perceptions of a multidisciplinary endocarditis team.", Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis, vol. 39, issue 4, pp. 735-739, 2020 Apr. PMID: 31838607
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
Dieterle, M. G., R. Putler, A. D Perry, A. Menon, L. Abernathy-Close, N. S. Perlman, A. Penkevich, A. Standke, M. Keidan, K. C. Vendrov, et al., "Systemic Inflammatory Mediators Are Effective Biomarkers for Predicting Adverse Outcomes in Clostridioides difficile Infection.", mBio, vol. 11, issue 3, 2020 05 05. PMCID: PMC7403776  PMID: 32371595
Rahimian, R., M. F Shirazi, J. O. Schmidt, and S. A. Klotz, "Honeybee Stings in the Era of Killer Bees: Anaphylaxis and Toxic Envenomation.", Am J Med, vol. 133, issue 5, pp. 621-626, 2020 05. PMID: 31715166
Behrens, N. E., A. Wertheimer, M. B. Love, S. A. Klotz, and N. Ahmad, "Evaluation of HIV-specific T-cell responses in HIV-infected older patients with controlled viremia on long-term antiretroviral therapy.", PLoS One, vol. 15, issue 9, pp. e0236320, 2020. PMCID: PMC7498024  PMID: 32941433


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
Dueker, J. M., J. Luty, A. D Perry, S. Izumi, E. K. Fromme, and M. DiVeronica, "A Resident-Led Initiative to Increase Documentation of Surrogate Decision Makers for Hospitalized Patients.", J Grad Med Educ, vol. 11, issue 3, pp. 295-300, 2019 Jun. PMCID: PMC6570449  PMID: 31210860
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
Hooten, R., J. Luis Marquez, K. Goldlist, R. Urcis, M. Adams, K. R. Matthias, D. E. Nix, and M. Al Mohajer, "Overprescription of antibiotics in patients with community-acquired pneumonia in the intensive care unit.", Avicenna J Med, vol. 9, issue 3, pp. 107-110, 2019 Jul-Sep. PMCID: PMC6647917  PMID: 31404133
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