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.


Rodriguez-Pla, A., and P. A. Monach, "Primary angiitis of the central nervous system in adults and children.", Rheum Dis Clin North Am, vol. 41, issue 1, pp. 47-62, viii, 2015. PMID: 25399939
Qiao, X., L. Wang, C. Wang, L. Gao, S. Yao, L. Wu, and X. Zhang, "IgG4-related tubulointerstitial nephritis associated with only lymphadenopathy and without elevated serum IgG4 or renal imaging abnormalities: a case report and literature review.", Int J Clin Exp Med, vol. 8, issue 10, pp. 19548-55, 2015. PMCID: PMC4694508  PMID: 26770608
Tan, Z., L. Wang, C. Wang, L. Gao, and Y. Yang, "Multicentric Castleman's disease with renal amyloidosis and mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis: a case report.", Int J Clin Exp Med, vol. 8, issue 2, pp. 2966-73, 2015. PMCID: PMC4402912  PMID: 25932265
Pleasants, R. A., K. Heidari, A. G. Wheaton, J. A. Ohar, C. Strange, J. B. Croft, W. Liao, D. M. Mannino, and M. Kraft, "Targeting Persons With or At High Risk for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by State-based Surveillance.", COPD, vol. 12, issue 6, pp. 680-9, 2015. PMCID: PMC4674427  PMID: 26367193
Liu, Y., R. A. Pleasants, J. B. Croft, A. G. Wheaton, K. Heidari, A. M. Malarcher, J. A. Ohar, M. Kraft, D. M. Mannino, and C. Strange, "Smoking duration, respiratory symptoms, and COPD in adults aged ≥45 years with a smoking history.", Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis, vol. 10, pp. 1409-16, 2015. PMCID: PMC4516194  PMID: 26229460
Martirosyan, N. L., J. M. Skoch, O. Zaninovich, C. Zoccali, J. N. Galgiani, and A. A. Baaj, "A paradigm for the evaluation and management of spinal coccidioidomycosis.", Surg Neurol Int, vol. 6, pp. 107, 2015. PMCID: PMC4483783  PMID: 26167359
Carr, TF., and GF. Martinez, "Credibility and (dis)use of feedback to inform teaching : a qualitative case study of physician-faculty perspectives", Southwest J Pulm Crit Care, vol. 10, issue 6, 06/2015.
Spear-Ellinwood, KC., TG. Pritchard, and GF. Martinez, "Establishing Expectations for Teaching: Interns' Perspectives on Good Teaching, Whether They Think They Have What it Takes or Feel Prepared", American Association of Medical Colleges, Western Region Group on Educational Affairs (AAMC-WGEA), San Diego, Calif., 04/2015.


Ketterer, B., C. Self, GF. Martinez, J. Gabbard, and E. Lee, "Advanced Directive Use in Internal Medicine Residency Clinics: A Retrospective Review", Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society, Orlando, Fla., May 2014.
John, S. G., P. William, S. Murugapandian, and B. Thajudeen, "Outcome of Patients with Infective Endocarditis who were Treated with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy.", Clin Pract, vol. 4, issue 3, pp. 670, 2014 Oct 30. PMCID: PMC4274487  PMID: 25568769
Wertheimer, A. M., M. S. Bennett, B. Park, J. L. Uhrlaub, C. Martinez, V. Pulko, N. L. Currier, D. Nikolich-Žugich, J. Kaye, and J. Nikolich-Žugich, "Aging and cytomegalovirus infection differentially and jointly affect distinct circulating T cell subsets in humans.", J Immunol, vol. 192, issue 5, pp. 2143-55, 2014 Mar 01. PMCID: PMC3989163  PMID: 24501199
Rodriguez-Pla, A., P. Patel, H. T. Maecker, J. Rossello-Urgell, N. Baldwin, L. Bennett, V. Cantrell, J. Baisch, M. Punaro, A. Gotte, et al., "IFN priming is necessary but not sufficient to turn on a migratory dendritic cell program in lupus monocytes.", J Immunol, vol. 192, issue 12, pp. 5586-98, 2014 Jun 15. PMCID: PMC5467885  PMID: 24829414
M Mohler, J., M. J. Fain, A. M. Wertheimer, B. Najafi, and J. Nikolich-Žugich, "The Frailty syndrome: clinical measurements and basic underpinnings in humans and animals.", Exp Gerontol, vol. 54, pp. 6-13, 2014 Jun. PMID: 24503059
Shanmugam, I., M. Abbas, F. Ayoub, S. Mirabal, M. Bsaili, E. K. Caulder, D. M. Weinstock, A. E. Tomkinson, R. Hromas, and M. Shaheen, "Ubiquitin-specific peptidase 20 regulates Rad17 stability, checkpoint kinase 1 phosphorylation and DNA repair by homologous recombination.", J Biol Chem, vol. 289, issue 33, pp. 22739-48, 2014 Aug 15. PMCID: PMC4132780  PMID: 24923443
Navalkar, K. Arun, S. Albert Johnston, N. Woodbury, J. N. Galgiani, M. D Magee, Z. Chicacz, and P. Stafford, "Application of immunosignatures for diagnosis of valley fever.", Clin Vaccine Immunol, vol. 21, issue 8, pp. 1169-77, 2014 Aug. PMCID: PMC4135907  PMID: 24964807
Hecker, L., N. J. Logsdon, D. Kurundkar, A. Kurundkar, K. Bernard, T. Hock, E. Meldrum, Y. Y. Sanders, and V. J. Thannickal, "Reversal of persistent fibrosis in aging by targeting Nox4-Nrf2 redox imbalance.", Sci Transl Med, vol. 6, issue 231, pp. 231ra47, 2014 Apr 09. PMCID: PMC4545252  PMID: 24718857
Ross, E., S. E. Robinson, C. Amato, C. McMillan, J. Westcott, T. Wolf, and W. A. Robinson, "Therapeutic monoclonal antibodies in human breast milk: a case study.", Melanoma Res, vol. 24, issue 2, pp. 177-80, 2014 Apr. PMID: 24476799
Lee, Y. Ji, A. D. Boyd, J. John Li, V. Gardeux, C. Kenost, D. Saner, H. Li, I. Abraham, J. A. Krishnan, and Y. A. Lussier, "COPD Hospitalization Risk Increased with Distinct Patterns of Multiple Systems Comorbidities Unveiled by Network Modeling.", AMIA Annu Symp Proc, vol. 2014, pp. 855-64, 2014. PMCID: PMC4419951  PMID: 25954392
Murakami, T., B. Banerjee, and N. Ozden, "Novel use of a self-expanding metal stent for an esophageal stricture after radiofrequency ablation treatment of Barrett's esophagus.", Endoscopy, vol. 46 Suppl 1 UCTN, pp. E269-70, 2014. PMID: 24906095
Martinez, GF., JR. Lisse, M. Fain, TK. Vemulapalli, H. Szerlip, and KS. Knox, "Finding a Mentor: The Complete Examination of an Online Academic Matchmaking Tool for Physician-Faculty", Southwest J Pulm Crit Care, vol. 9, issue 6, 12/2014.


Banerjee, B., N. S. Rial, T. Renkoski, L. R. Graves, S. A. H. Reid, C. Hu, V. L. Tsikitis, V. Nfonsom, J. Pugh, and U. Utzinger, "Enhanced visibility of colonic neoplasms using formulaic ratio imaging of native fluorescence.", Lasers Surg Med, vol. 45, issue 9, pp. 573-81, 2013 Nov. PMCID: PMC4040277  PMID: 24114774
Sampaio, E. P., A. P. Hsu, J. Pechacek, H. I. Bax, D. L. Dias, M. L. Paulson, P. Chandrasekaran, L. B. Rosen, D. S. Carvalho, L. Ding, et al., "Signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (STAT1) gain-of-function mutations and disseminated coccidioidomycosis and histoplasmosis.", J Allergy Clin Immunol, vol. 131, issue 6, pp. 1624-34, 2013 Jun. PMCID: PMC3746066  PMID: 23541320
Nguyen, C., B. Marie Barker, S. Hoover, D. E. Nix, N. M. Ampel, J. A. Frelinger, M. J. Orbach, and J. N. Galgiani, "Recent advances in our understanding of the environmental, epidemiological, immunological, and clinical dimensions of coccidioidomycosis.", Clin Microbiol Rev, vol. 26, issue 3, pp. 505-25, 2013 Jul. PMCID: PMC3719491  PMID: 23824371
Self, C., GF. Martinez, and E. Lee, "Resuscitation terminology: Exploring resident comfort and understanding", University of California-San Francisco Division of Geriatrics Betchel Award Summit, San Francisco, Calif., 06/2013.
Spear-Ellinwood, KC., GF. Martinez, TG. Pritchard, C. Clemens, V. Murrain, C. Cunniff, and A. Waer, "Using web-based audience response software to engage a large audience of new residents in interactive reflection on teaching", American Association of Medical Colleges, Western Region Group on Educational Affairs (AAMC-WGEA), Orange County, Calif., 05/2013.


Budhiraja, R., S. Parthasarathy, P. Budhiraja, M. P. Habib, C. Wendel, and S. F. Quan, "Insomnia in patients with COPD.", Sleep, vol. 35, issue 3, pp. 369-75, 2012 Mar 01. PMCID: PMC3274338  PMID: 22379243
Williamson, E. A., L. Damiani, A. Leitao, C. Hu, H. Hathaway, T. Oprea, L. Sklar, M. Shaheen, J. Bauman, W. Wang, et al., "Targeting the transposase domain of the DNA repair component Metnase to enhance chemotherapy.", Cancer Res, vol. 72, issue 23, pp. 6200-8, 2012 Dec 01. PMCID: PMC3972061  PMID: 23090115


Fryzek, J. P., W. J. Martone, and J. R. Groothuis, "Trends in chronologic age and infant respiratory syncytial virus hospitalization: an 8-year cohort study.", Adv Ther, vol. 28, issue 3, pp. 195-201, 2011 Mar. PMID: 21327753
D Perry, A., H. G. Morrison, and R. D. Adam, "Optical map of the genotype A1 WB C6 Giardia lamblia genome isolate.", Mol Biochem Parasitol, vol. 180, issue 2, pp. 112-4, 2011 Dec. PMCID: PMC5386616  PMID: 21835210
Arsanjani, R., S. Goldman, M. P. Habib, and M. Reza Movahed, "Modified thrombolytic therapy for massive pulmonary emboli.", Am J Med, vol. 124, issue 8, pp. e7-8, 2011 Aug. PMID: 21658666
Groothuis, J. R., J. P. Fryzek, D. Makari, D. Steffey, and W. J. Martone, "Respiratory syncytial virus hospitalization trends in infants with chronic lung disease of infancy, 1998-2008.", Clin Epidemiol, vol. 3, pp. 245-50, 2011. PMCID: PMC3191114  PMID: 22003308


Williams, H., P. A. Dacks, and N. E. Rance, "An improved method for recording tail skin temperature in the rat reveals changes during the estrous cycle and effects of ovarian steroids.", Endocrinology, vol. 151, issue 11, pp. 5389-94, 2010 Nov. PMCID: PMC2954718  PMID: 20861232


Rodriguez-Pla, A., F. Martínez-Murillo, P. J. Savino, R. C. Eagle, P. Seo, and M. J. Soloski, "MMP-12, a novel matrix metalloproteinase associated with giant cell arteritis.", Rheumatology (Oxford), vol. 48, issue 11, pp. 1460-1, 2009 Nov. PMCID: PMC2782257  PMID: 19736181


Rodríguez-Pla, A., T. H. Beaty, P. J. Savino, R. C. Eagle, P. Seo, and M. J. Soloski, "Association of a nonsynonymous single-nucleotide polymorphism of matrix metalloproteinase 9 with giant cell arteritis.", Arthritis Rheum, vol. 58, issue 6, pp. 1849-53, 2008 Jun. PMID: 18512818


Lin-Tan, D-T., J-L. Lin, L-H. Wang, L-M. Wang, L-M. Huang, L. Liu, J-Y. Huang, and Y-L. Huang, "Fasting glucose levels in predicting 1-year all-cause mortality in patients who do not have diabetes and are on maintenance hemodialysis.", J Am Soc Nephrol, vol. 18, issue 8, pp. 2385-91, 2007 Aug. PMID: 17599971


Gorse, G. J., T. Z. O'connor, S. L. Young, M. P. Habib, J. Wittes, K. M. Neuzil, and K. L. Nichol, "Impact of a winter respiratory virus season on patients with COPD and association with influenza vaccination.", Chest, vol. 130, issue 4, pp. 1109-16, 2006 Oct. PMID: 17035445
Mirbod-Donovan, F., R. Schaller, C-Y. Hung, J. Xue, U. Reichard, and G. T. Cole, "Urease produced by Coccidioides posadasii contributes to the virulence of this respiratory pathogen.", Infect Immun, vol. 74, issue 1, pp. 504-15, 2006 Jan. PMCID: PMC1346605  PMID: 16369007


Habib, M. P., "Management of clinical failures in non-ICU patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations.", Chemotherapy, vol. 47 Suppl 4, pp. 39-46; discussion 53-4, 2001. PMID: 11586004


Gerding, D. N., and W. J. Martone, "SHEA conference on antimicrobial resistance. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.", Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, vol. 21, issue 5, pp. 347-51, 2000 May. PMID: 10823573


Martone, W. J., "Spread of vancomycin-resistant enterococci: why did it happen in the United States?", Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, vol. 19, issue 8, pp. 539-45, 1998 Aug. PMID: 9758052


Stroud, L., P. Srivastava, D. Culver, A. Bisno, D. Rimland, M. Simberkoff, H. Elder, J. Fierer, W. Martone, and R. Gaynes, "Nosocomial infections in HIV-infected patients: preliminary results from a multicenter surveillance system (1989-1995).", Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, vol. 18, issue 7, pp. 479-85, 1997 Jul. PMID: 9247830