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Faculty Publications: June 9-16

A Comprehensive Digest of Research Publications From Cedars-Sinai Investigators

This week’s edition of Faculty Publications includes Cedars-Sinai studies that were published between June 9-16. If you have a published paper from this period that does not appear on this list, please contact Sue Marone, who will add it to next week’s collection.


Molecular Characterization of KRAS Wild-Type Tumors in Patients With Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. Philip, Philip A., Ibrahim Azar, Joanne Xiu, Michael J. Hall, Andrew Eugene Hendifar, Emil Lou, Jimmy J. Hwang, et al. Clinical Cancer Research, 28 (12): 2704–14.

Race Reporting and Disparities Regarding Clinical Trials in Bladder Cancer: A Systematic Review. Freudenburg, Elliott, Iyla Bagheri, Sunay Srinivas, Ariza Martinez, Nagireddy Putluri, Zachary Klaassen, Ashish M. Kamat, et al. Cancer Causes & Control: CCC, June.

Overexpression of Laminin-5 Gamma-2 Promotes Tumorigenesis of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma through EGFR/ERK1/2/AKT/MTOR Cascade. Kirtonia, Anuradha, Amit Kumar Pandey, Balaji Ramachandran, Durga Prasad Mishra, David W. Dawson, Gautam Sethi, Trivadi S. Ganesan, H. Phillip Koeffler, and Manoj Garg. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS 79 (7): 362.

Cardiac Surgery 

Radial Artery Versus Saphenous Vein Versus Right Internal Thoracic Artery for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Gaudino, Mario, Katia Audisio, Antonino Di Franco, John H. Alexander, Paul Kurlansky, Andreas Boening, Joanna Chikwe, et al. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, June, ezac345.


Cardiac Microstructural Alterations Measured by Echocardiography Identify Sex-Specific Risk for Heart Failure. Kwan, Alan, Emmanuella Demosthenes, Gerran Salto, David Ouyang, Trevor Nguyen, Chike C. Nwabuo, Eric Luong, et al. Heart (British Cardiac Society), June, heartjnl-2022-320876.

Bringing the Cuff Home: Challenges and Opportunities Associated With Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Among Reproductive Aged Individuals. Cameron, Natalie A., Natalie A. Bello, and Sadiya S. Khan. American Journal of Hypertension, June, hpac074.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve-in-Valve Implantation to Treat Aortic Para-Valvular Regurgitation After TAVI. Landes, Uri, Olga Morelli, Haim Danenberg, Janarthanan Sathananthan, Ole De Backer, Lars Sondergaard, Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, et al. International Journal of Cardiology, June, S0167-5273(22)00913-5.

Commissural Alignment After Balloon-Expandable Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Is Associated With Improved Hemodynamic Outcomes. Raschpichler, Matthias, Nir Flint, Sung-Han Yoon, Danon Kaewkes, Chinar Patel, Chetana Singh, Vivek Patel, et al. JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions 15 (11): 1126–36.

Animal Models of Cardiovascular Complications of Pregnancy. Arany, Zolt, Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner, and S. Ananth Karumanchi. Circulation Research 130 (12): 1763–79.

Depression and Perceived Stress After Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection and Comparison With Other Acute Myocardial Infarction (the VIRGO Experience). Murugiah, Karthik, Lian Chen, Rachel P. Dreyer, Georgios Bouras, Basmah Safdar, Yuan Lu, Erica S. Spatz, et al. The American Journal of Cardiology 173 (June): 33–38.

Emergency Medicine 

Practical Approach to Clinical Controversies in Glycemic Control for Hospitalized Surgical Patients. Ware, Lydia R., James F. Gilmore, and Paul M. Szumita. Nutrition in Clinical Practice 37 (3): 521–35.


Atherogenic Index of Plasma Is Associated With Epicardial Adipose Tissue Volume Assessed on Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography. Yuvaraj, Jeremy, Mourushi Isa, Zhu Chung Che, Egynne Lim, Nitesh Nerlekar, Stephen J. Nicholls, Sujith Seneviratne, Andrew Lin, Damini Dey, and Dennis T. L. Wong. Scientific Reports 12 (1): 9626.

Automated Nonlinear Registration of Coronary PET to CT Angiography Using Pseudo-CT Generated From PET With Generative Adversarial Networks. Singh, Ananya, Jacek Kwiecinski, Sebastien Cadet, Aditya Killekar, Evangelos Tzolos, Michelle C. Williams, Marc R. Dweck, David E. Newby, Damini Dey, and Piotr J. Slomka. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, June.

Single Projection Driven Real-Time Multi-Contrast (SPIDERM) MR Imaging Using Pre-Learned Spatial Subspace and Linear Transformation. Han, Pei, Junzhou Chen, Jiayu Xiao, Fei Han, Zhehao Hu, Wensha Yang, Minsong Cao, et al. Physics in Medicine and Biology, June.

Author Correction: The Association Between Diffuse Myocardial Fibrosis on Cardiac Magnetic Resonance T1 Mapping and Myocardial Dysfunction in Diabetic Rabbits. Zeng, Mu, Yingyan Qiao, Zhaoying Wen, Jun Liu, Enhua Xiao, Changlian Tan, Yibin Xie, et al. Scientific Reports 12 (1): 10012.


The Response of the Rodent Gut Microbiome to Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics Is Different in Males and Females.Gonzalo Parodi, Gabriela Leite, Maya L. Pimentel, Gillian M. Barlow, Alyson Fiorentino, Walter Morales, Mark Pimentel, Stacy Weitsman, and Ruchi Mathur. Frontiers of Microbiology, 09 June 2022.

IL-31 Levels Correlate With Pruritus in Patients With Cholestatic and Metabolic Liver Diseases and Is FXR Responsive in NASH. Xu, Jun, Ya Wang, Mina Khoshdeli, Matt Peach, Jen-Chieh Chuang, Julie Lin, Wen-Wei Tsai, et al. Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.), June.

Safety and Efficacy of Vebicorvir Administered With Entecavir in Treatment-Naïve Patients With Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection. Sulkowski, Mark S., Kosh Agarwal, Xiaoli Ma, Tuan T. Nguyen, Eugene R. Schiff, Hie-Won L. Hann, Douglas T. Dieterich, et al. Journal of Hepatology, June, S0168-8278(22)00348-8.

Comparison of No Stent Fixation, Endoscopic Suturing, and a Novel Over-The-Scope Clip for Stent Fixation in Preventing Migration of Fully Covered Self Expanding Metal Stents: A Retrospective Comparative Study (With Video). Park, Kenneth H., Daniel Lew, Jamil Samaan, Sarvanand Patel, Quin Liu, Srinivas Gaddam, and Kapil Gupta. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, June, S0016-5107(22)01737-0.

Quo Vadis, Dottore? Religious, Philosophical and Medical Perspectives on the Quest for Immortality. Schwarz, Ernst R. von, Miguel Franco, Nathalie Busse, Sofiia Bidzhoian, Aubriana Angel Schwarz, and Laurent Cleenewerck de Kiev. Journal of Religion and Health, June.

Seriously Ill Patients’ Prioritized Goals and Their Clinicians’ Perceptions of Those Goals. Modes, Matthew E., Ruth A. Engelberg, Elizabeth L. Nielsen, Lyndia C. Brumback, Thanh H. Neville, Anne M. Walling, J. Randall Curtis, and Erin K. Kross. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, June, S0885-3924(22)00779-5. 


Do Plasma Protein Signatures Differentiate Women With Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (Pmad) Symptoms From Controls? Accortt, Eynav E., Towia A. Libermann, Dongsheng Zhang, Sarah E. Kilpatrick, and Ananth E. Karumanchi. Psychosomatic Medicine 84 (5): A9–A9.


The Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet) for COVID-19: Depth and Breadth of Serology Assays and Plans for Assay Harmonization. Karger, Amy B., James D. Brien, Jayne M. Christen, Santosh Dhakal, Troy J. Kemp, Sabra L. Klein, Ligia A. Pinto, et al. MSphere, June, e0019322.


Gain and Loss of TASK3 Channel Function and Its Regulation by Novel Variation Cause KCNK9 Imprinting Syndrome. Cousin, Margot A., Emma L. Veale, Nikita R. Dsouza, Swarnendu Tripathi, Robyn G. Holden, Maria Arelin, Geoffrey Beek, et al. Genome Medicine 14 (1): 62.


Human Anterior Insula Signals Salience and Deviations From Expectations via Bursts of Beta Oscillations. Haufler, Darrell, Omer Liran, Robert J. Buchanan, and Denis Pare. Journal of Neurophysiology, June.

Rehabilitation Medicine

Effects of Virtual Reality-Based Aerobic Exercise on Perceptions of Pain and Fatigue in Individuals With Spinal Cord Injury. Azurdia, Daniel, Stephan Manuel Acuña, Mai Narasaki-Jara, Ovande Furtado, and Taeyou Jung. Games for Health Journal, June.


Primary Use of the Deep Inferior Epigastric Pedicle for Free-Flap Phalloplasty: Rationale, Technique, and Outcomes. Yuan, Nance, Edward C. Ray, Shannon Smith, and Maurice M. Garcia. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open 10 (6): e4307.

Case Series - COVID-19 Is Unlikely to Affect Male Fertility: Results of Histopathological and Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction Analysis. Masterson, John M., Chau Bui, Wohaib Hasan, Yi Zhang, Carissa Huynh, Harneet Jawanda, Daniel Luthringer, Warren Tourtellotte, Eric Vail, and Maurice M. Garcia. Canadian Urological Association Journal = Journal De l’Association Des Urologues Du Canada, June.