The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has a rich history of research, scholarship and publication, encompassing the case reports and reviews in the early Digests, the more formally presented articles in the College of Osteopathy's first research journal, Osteopathic Medicine, and current publications in some of the medical and pharmacology fields' leading peer-reviewed journals.

The PCOM Scholarly Papers repository is an archive for pre-publication drafts or final versions of research and editorial articles, abstracts, posters, and unpublished work by faculty and scientists at PCOM's Philadelphia and Georgia campuses.


Submissions from 2002

Clinical case presentation: The case of Sandra, Robert A. DiTomasso and Elizabeth A. Gosch

Comparative treatments for anxiety disorders, Robert A. DiTomasso and Elizabeth A. Gosch

Comparison of treatment approaches, Robert A. DiTomasso and Elizabeth A. Gosch

Advanced concepts in interventional spine care., Gerald E. Dworkin

Problem-solving approaches to treating anxiety disorders, Stephanie Felgoise, Arthur M. Nezu, and Christine Nezu

From telephone to office: Intake attendance as a function of appointment delay, David Festinger, R. Lamb, D. Marlowe, and K. Kirby

Status hearings in drug court: When more is less and less is more, David Festinger, D. Marlowe, P. Lee, K. Kirby, G. Bovasso, and A. McLellan

Response decision processes and externalizing behavior problems in adolescents, R. G. Fontaine, Virginia Burks Salzer, and K. A. Dodge

Modifying therapeutic homework for patients with personality disorders, A Freeman and Bradley M. Rosenfield

Dreams and the dream image: Using dreams in cognitive therapy, Arthur Freeman and Beverly White

Adjuncts to opioid therapy., Frederick J. Goldstein


STAT6 mediates interleukin-4 growth inhibition in human breast cancer cells, Jennifer L. Gooch, B. Christy, and D. Yee

Sirolimus-based immunosuppresive protocol for calcineurin sparing in liver transplantation, Thomas Heffron, Gregory Smallwood, L. Davis, E. Martinez, and A. C. Stieber

Autoimmune hepatitis following liver transplantation: Relationship to recurrent disease and steroid weaning, Thomas Heffron, Gregory Smallwood, B. Oakley, Todd Pillen, D. Welch, Enrique Martinez, Rene Romero, and A. C. Stieber

Liver transplant induction trial of daclizumab to spare calcineurin inhibition, Thomas Heffron, Gregory Smallwood, Todd Pillen, Laurel Davis, Enrique Martinez, Rene Romero, and A. C. Stieber

The virulence of mouse hepatitis virus strain A59 is not dependent on efficient spike protein cleavage and cell-to-cell fusion, Susan T. Hingley, Isabelle Leparc-Goffart, Suhun Seo, Jean C. Tsai, and Susan R. Weiss

Social adjustment of family members and significant others (FSOs) of drug users, C. Hudson, K. Kirby, M. Firely, David Festinger, and D. Marlowe

Attenuation of neutrophil-mediated myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury by a calpain inhibitor, Yasuhiko Ikeda, Lindon Young, and Allan M. Lefer

Vascular effects of poly-N-acetylglucosamine in isolated rat aortic rings, Yasuhiko Ikeda, Lindon Young, John N. Vournakis, and Allen M. Lefer

Stretch-induced calcium release in smooth muscle, G. Ji, Robert J. Barsotti, M. E. Feldman, and M. I. Kotlikoff

Chlamydia pneumoniae infection alters the junctional complex proteins of human brain microvascular endothelial cells, Angela MacIntyre, Christine J. Hammond, C. Scott Little, Denah M. Appelt, and Brian J. Balin

Sensitivity of Children's Behavior to Probabilistic Reward: Effects of a Decreasing-Ratio Lottery System on Math Performance, Brian K Martens, Scott P Ardoin, Alexandra M Hilt, Amanda L. Lannie, Carlos J Panahon, and Laurie A Wolfe

Student Perceptions about Participation in Community Service in Rural Northern Georgia, Carol A. Miller

Advantages Osteopathic Family Physicians Have in the Treatment of Low Back Pain, Alexander S. Nicholas and N. Oleski

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Postoperative Pain, Alexander S. Nicholas and N. Oleski

Prevalence of depressive symptoms in patients being evaluated for liver transplantation, E. R. Norris, Gregory Smallwood, K. Connor, K. McDonell, Enrique Martinez, A. C. Stieber, and Thomas Heffron

Induction of peritoneal sepsis increases the susceptibility of isolated hearts to a calcium paradox-mediated injury, A. Omachi, Avadhesh C. Sharma, K. J. Alden, A. D. Sam, and J. L. Ferguson

Mitochondrial dysfunction due to oxidative mitochondrial DNA damage is reduced through cooperative actions of diverse proteins, Thomas W. O'Rourke, Nicole A. Doudican, Melinda Maris, Paul W. Doetsch, and Gerald S. Shadel

Electrostatic potential surfaces of 5-HT3R agonists suggest accessory cation-p site adjacent to agonist binding domain, Harish S. Parihar and Karen S. Kirschbaum

Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors: Indications and complications, Richard A. Pascucci

Matrix regulation of skeletal cell apoptosis II: Role of arg-gly-asp-containing peptides, R. L. Perlot Jr., I. M. Shapiro, K. Mansfield, and Christopher S. Adams

Psychopharmacological treatment, Agnieszka Popiel, Lynn Montgomery, and Robert A. DiTomasso

Sepsis-induced depressed contractile function of isolated ventricular myocytes is due to altered calcium transient properties, J. Ren, B. H. Ren, and Avadhesh C. Sharma

Decompensation characterized by decreased perfusion of the heart and brain during hemorrhagic shock: Role of endothelin-1, Avadhesh C. Sharma, G. Singh, and A. Gulati

Variations in biochemical and pharmacological properties of Indian cobra (Naja naja naja) venom due to geographical distribution, Rangaiah Shashidharamurthy, D. K. Jagadeesha, K. S. Girish, and K. Kemparaju

Osteoporosis screening in an outpatient liver transplant clinic: Impact of primary immunosuppression, Gregory A. Smallwood, Julie M. Wickman, E. Martinez, A. C. Stieber, and T. G. Heffron

Hepatitis C treatment outcomes of African Americans following liver transplantation, Gregory Smallwood, G. Coffey, L. Davis, Enrique Martinez, A. C. Stieber, and Thomas Heffron

Can patients awaiting liver transplantation elicit an immune response to the hepatitis A vaccine?, Gregory Smallwood, C. T. Coloura, Enrique Martinez, A. C. Stieber, and Thomas Heffron

Mycophenolate's influence in the treatment of recurrent hepatitis C following liver transplantation, Gregory Smallwood, L. Davis, Enrique Martinez, A. C. Stieber, and Thomas Heffron

Renal sparing effects of mycophenolate when used in long-term liver transplant receipients, Gregory Smallwood, A. C. Stieber, L. Davis, Enrique Martinez, and Thomas Heffron


The osteopetrotic mutation toothless (tl) is a loss-of-function frameshift mutation in the rat Csf1 gene: Evidence of a crucial role for CSF-1 in osteoclastogenesis and endochondral ossification, Liesbeth Van Wesenbeeck, Paul R. Odgren, Carole A. MacKay, Marina D'Angelo, Fayez F. Safadi, Steven N. Popoff, Wim Van Hul, and Sandy C. Marks Jr.


Functional group interactions of a 5-HT3R antagonist, Padmavati Venkataraman, Prasad Joshi, Srinivasan P. Venkatachalan, Mani Mathalagi, Harish S. Parihar, Karen S. Kirschbaum, and Marvin K. Schulte

Medical Professionalism and the Role of State Medical Boards, Matthew Weinberg

The Right-to-Die Movement, Matthew D. Weinberg

Estrogen and vascular function, Richard E. White

Endothelium-independent effect of estrogen on Ca2+-activated K+ channels in human coronary artery smooth muscle cells, Richard E. White, Guichun Han, Melissa Maunz, Christiana Dimitropoulou, Abdalla M. El-Mowafy, Robert S. Barlow, John D. Catravas, Connie Snead, Gerald O. Carrier, and Shu Zhu

Managed care gatekeeping, emergency medicine coding, and insurance reimbursement outcomes for 980 emergency department visits from four states nationwide, G. O. Young, J. Ellis, John W. Becher Jr., C. Yeh, J. Kovar, and M. A. Levitt

Mg2+ efflux from the isolated perfused rabbit heart is mediated by two states of the ß1-adrenergic receptor, Lindon Young, Andrea Bercute-Dammann, and Margaret T. Weiss

Cloning and molecular characterization of two mosquito iron regulatory proteins, Dianzheng Zhang, G. Dimopoulos, A. Wolf, B. Minana, F. Kafatos, and Joy J. Winzerling

PGE2 action in human coronary artery smooth muscle: Role of potassium channels and signaling cross-talk, Shu Zhu, Guichun Han, and Richard E. White

Submissions from 2001

Sezary T Cell Activating Factor is a Chlamydia pneumoniae Associated Protein, J. Todd Abrams, Brian J. Balin, and Eric C. Vonderheid

Apoptosis and Bone Disease, Christopher S. Adams and W. E. Horton

Apoptosis and bone disease, Christopher S. Adams and W. E. Horton Jr.

A novel mechanism of body mass regulation, Christopher S. Adams, A. I. Korytko, and J. L. Blank

Matrix regulation of skeletal cell apoptosis. Role of calcium and phosphate ions, Christopher S. Adams, K. Mansfield, R. L. Perlot, and I. M. Shapiro

Steroid withdrawal in liver transplant recipients, Rebecca Adams, Robin Chapman, and Gregory Smallwood

An in vivo model for investigating bilateral synaptic plasticity across CA3/CA1 synapses in guinea pig dorsal hippocampus, S. Chirwa, J. Mack, R. Park, K. Dennis, and Adwoa Aduonum

Authentic matrix vesicles contain active metalloproteases (MMP): A role for matrix vesicle-associated MMP-13 in activation of transforming growth factor-ß, Marina D'Angelo, Paul C. Billings, Maurizio Pacifici, Phoebe S. Leboy, and Thorsten Kirsch

Activation of transforming growth factor ß in chondrocytes undergoing endochondral ossification, Marina D'Angelo, David P. Sarment, Paul Billings, and Maurizio Pacifici

Sequence analysis of the S gene of recombinant MHV-2/A59 coronaviruses reveals three candidate mutations associated with demyelination and hepatitis, Jayasri Das Sarma, Li Fu, and Susan T. Hingley

Mouse hepatitis virus type-2 infection in mice: An experimental model system of acute meningitis and hepatitis, Jayasri Das Sarma, Li Fu, Susan T. Hingley, and Ehud Lavi

Continuous Integration of Skill, Attitude, and Knowledge Assessment across the Curriculum, Michael J. Deimling, William B. French, Christy Cox, David Ralph, Dennis Thompson, and Virgil Van Dusen

Interferon-α and ribavirin for the treatment of recurrent hepatitis C after liver transplantation, Michael de Vera, Gregory Smallwood, Kathia Rosado, Laurel Davis, Enrique Martinez, Shobha Sharma, Andrei Stieber, and Thomas Heffron

Angiotensin II relaxes microvessels via the AT2 receptor and Ca2+-activated K+ (BKCa) channels, Christiana Dimitropoulou, Richard E. White, Leslie Fuchs, Hanfang Zhang, John D. Catravas, and Gerald O. Carrier

Human cytosolic iron regulatory protein 1 contains a linear iron-sulfur cluster [12], Jurgen Gailer, Graham N. George, Ingrid J. Pickering, Roger C. Prince, Peter Koelhepp, Dianzheng Zhang, F. Ann Walker, and Joy J. Winzerling

The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association: Editorial, Katherine Galluzzi

Myod-positive Myoblasts Are Present in Mature Fetal Organs Lacking Skeletal Muscle, Jacquelyn Gerhart, Brian Bast, Christine Neely, Stephanie Iem, Paula Amegbe, Robert Niewenhuis, Steven Miklasz, Pei Feng Cheng, and Mindy George-Weinstein

Rx for pain control: OMT, Frederick J. Goldstein

Insulin-like Growth Factor-I Induces Renal Cell Hypertrophy via a Calcineurin-dependent Mechanism, Jennifer L. Gooch, Y. Tang, J. M. Ricono, and H. E. Abboud

The role of Notch and Rho GTPase signaling in the control of dendritic development, Lori Redmond Hardy and Anirvan Ghosh

Getting the T-box dose right, Cathy J. Hatcher and Craig T. Basson

TBX5 transcription factor regulates cell proliferation during cardiogenesis, Cathy J. Hatcher, Minsu Kim, Caroline S. Maha, Marsha M. Goldstein, Benjamin Wong, Takashi Mikawa, and Craig T. Basson

Single-dose induction with daclizumab immediately after liver transplantation in pediatric patients, Thomas Heffron, Todd Pillen, Gregory Smallwood, E. Martinez, M. E. de Vera, and Rene Romero

Daclizumab induction in liver transplant recipients, Thomas Heffron, Gregory Smallwood, M. E. de Vera, Laurel Davis, Enrique Martinez, and A. C. Stieber


CAKß/Pyk2 kinase is a signaling link for induction of long-term potentiation in CA1 hippocampus, Yueqiao Huang, Wei-Yang Lu, Declan W. Ali, Kenneth A. Pelkey, Graham M. Pitcher, You Ming Lu, Hiroshi Aoto, John C. Roder, Terukatsu Sasaki, and Michael W. Salter

PR-39, a proline/arginine-rich antimicrobial peptide, exerts cardioprotective effects in myocardial ischemia-reperfusion, Yasuhiko Ikeda, Lindon Young, Rosario Scalia, Christopher R. Ross, and Allan M. Lefer

Ureteral segment replacement using a circumferential small-intestinal submucosa xenogenic graft, Jamieson S. Jaffe, Phillip C. Ginsberg, Stephen J. Yanoshak, Louis E. Costa Jr., Francis N. Ogbolu, Christoper P. Moyer, Charlotte H. Greene, Leonard H. Finkelstein, and Richard C. Harkaway

Smad-Runx interactions during chondrocyte maturation., Phoebe S. Leboy, Giovi Grasso-Knight, Marina D'Angelo, Susan W. Volk, Jane V. Lian, Hitcham Drissi, Gary S. Stein, and Sherrill L. Adams

The effect of nicotine and haloperidol co-treatment on nicotinic receptor levels in the rat brain, Michael Lee, Charles R. Breese, Maryann L. Strook, and Sherry Leonard

Phosphate ions mediate chondrocyte apoptosis through a plasma membrane transporter mechanism, K. Mansfield, C. C. Teixeira, Christopher S. Adams, and I. M. Shapiro

Epoxyeicosatrienoic acid-induced relaxation is impaired in insulin resistance, Allison Miller, Christiana Dimitropoulou, Guichun Han, Richard E. White, D. W. Busija, and Gerald O. Carrier

Murine coronavirus spike protein determines the ability of the virus to replicate in the liver and cause hepatitis, Sonia Navas, Suhun Seo, Ming Chua, Jayasri Das Sarma, Ehud Lavi, Susan T. Hingley, and Susan R. Weiss

Pharmacoeconomic evaluation of a pharmacist-managed hypertension clinic, Mark P. Okamoto and Randy K. Nakahiro

5-HT3R binding of lerisetron: An interdisciplinary approach to drug-receptor interactions, Harish S. Parihar, Asha Suryanarayanan, Chun Ma, Prasad Joshi, Padma Venkataraman, Marvin K. Schulte, and Karen S. Kirschbaum

What is gross hematuria? Correlation of subjective and objective assessment, P. R. Peacock, H. L. Souto, G. E. Penner, W. C. Dalsey, John W. Becher Jr., and J. L. Kaplan

Innovative approaches to educating medical students for practice in a changing health care environment: The national UME-21 project, H. K. Rabinowitz, D. Babbott, S. Bastacky, J. M. Pascoe, K. K. Patel, K. L. Pye, J. Rodak Jr., Kenneth J. Veit, and D. L. Wood

Persistent hyperglycemia in pediatric liver transplant recipients, Rene Romero, K. Melde, Todd Pillen, Gregory Smallwood, and Thomas Heffron

Preemptive ganciclovir for CMV viremia in liver transplantation, Gregory Smallwood, M. E. de Vera, L. Davis, Enrique Martinez, A. C. Stieber, and Thomas Heffron

Considerations in children, Gregory Smallwood and Thomas Heffron

Correlates of employment: A cohort study, Robert C. Sterling, Edward Gottheil, Scott D. Glassman, S. P. Weinstein, Ronald D. Serota, and Alan Lundy

Medical ethics : applying theories and principles to the patient encounter, Matthew D. Weinberg

Caveolin-1 peptide exerts cardioprotective effects in myocardial ischemia-reperfusion via nitric oxide mechanism, Lindon Young, Yasuhiko Ikeda, and Allan M. Lefer

Protein kinase inhibition exerts cardioprotective effects in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion via inhibition of superoxide release, Lindon Young, Yasuhiko Ikeda, and Allan M. Lefer

Structural basis for thermostability in aporubredoxins from Pyrococcus furiosus and Clostridium pasteurianum, E. R. Zartler, Francis E. Jenney Jr., M. Terrell, M. K. Eidsness, Michael W. Adams, and J. H. Prestegard

Repression of Manduca sexta ferritin synthesis by IRP1/ire interaction, Dianzheng Zhang, D. W. Albert, Paul Kohlhepp, Daphne Pham, and Joy J. Winzerling

Manduca sexta IRP1: molecular characterization and in vivo response to iron, Dianzheng Zhang, Cara Ferris, Jurgen Gailer, Pete Kohlhepp, and Joy J. Winzerling

Submissions from 2000

Antibodies to HIV-1 gp41 recognize synthetic peptides of human IFN-a and IFN-ß, Yun Bai, Y. Zhao, Tianwei Yu, and Manfred P. Dierich

Abnormal regulation of high affinity nicotinic receptors in subjects with schizophrenia, Charles R. Breese, Michael Lee, Cathy E. Adams, Bernadette Sullivan, Judy Logel, Kieron M. Gillen, Michael J. Marks, Allan C. Collins, and Sherry Leonard


Mutations in the protein kinase A R1α regulatory subunit cause familial cardiac myxomas and Carney complex, Mairead Casy, Carl J. Vaughan, Jie He, Cathy J. Hatcher, Jordan M. Winter, Stanislawa Weremowicz, Kate Montgomery, Raju Kucherlapati, Cynthia C. Morton, and Craig T. Bassoni

MMP-13 is induced during chondrocyte hypertrophy, Marina D'Angelo, Z. Yan, M. Nooreyazdan, Maurizio Pacifici, D. S. Sarment, Paul C. Billings, and Phoebe S. Leboy