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is an archive for pre-publication drafts or final versions of research and editorial articles, abstracts, posters, and unpublished work by faculty and scientists at PCOM's Philadelphia and Georgia campuses.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 2014

Safe Handling of Chemotherapy for Pharmacists, Sonia Patel

Studies of cardiovascular risk factors in polycystic ovary syndrome patients combined with subclinical hypothyroidism, Youjuan Pei, Aiming Wang, Yong Zhao, Ling Yan, Min Li, Richard E. White, and Gui Chun Han

Studies of cardiovascular risk factors in polycystic ovary syndrome patients combined with subclinical hypothyroidism, Y. Pei, A. Wang, Y. Zhao, L. Yan, M. Li, Richard E. White, and G. C. Han

Trajectories of Change in Youth Anxiety During Cognitive-Behavior Therapy., Tara S Peris, Scott N Compton, Philip C Kendall, Boris Birmaher, Joel Sherrill, John March, Elizabeth Gosch, Golda Ginsburg, Moira Rynn, James T McCracken, Courtney P Keeton, Dara Sakolsky, Cynthia Suveg, Sasha Aschenbrand, Daniel Almirall, Satish Iyengar, John T Walkup, Anne Marie Albano, and John Piacentini

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxious Youth with a Disability: a Case Study, Jeremy S. Peterman, Alexandra L. Hoff, Elizabeth Gosch, and Philip C. Kendall

Thyroglossal Duct Papillary Carcinoma in a 15-year old Female and Review of Pediatric Cases of thyroglossal duct carcinoma., Michael S Pfeiffer, Grace H Kim, and Miguel Krishnan


24- and 36-Week Outcomes for the Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Study (CAMS), John Piacentini, Shannon Bennett, Scott N. Compton, Phillip C. Kendall, Boris Birmaher, Anne Marie Albano, John March, Joel Sherrill, Dara Sakolsky, Golda Ginsburg, Moira Rynn, R. Lindsey Bergman, Elizabeth Gosch, Bruce Waslick, Satish Iyengar, James McCracken, and John T. Walkup

Efficacy of Super High Dose Proton Pump Inhibitor Administration in Refractory Laryngopharyngeal Reflux: A Pilot Study, Joel E. Portnoy, Naomi D. Gregory, Claudia E. Cerulli, Mary J. Hawkshaw, Deborah Lurie, Philip O. Katz, and Robert T. Sataloff

Inhibition of Long Chain Fatty Ccyl-CoA Synthetase (ACSL) and Ischemia Reperfusion Injury, Allan M. Prior, Man Zhang, Nina Blakeman, Palika Datta, Hung Pham, Qian Chen, Lindon H. Young, Margaret T. Weis, and Duy H. Hua

Bilateral Vocal Fold Immobility, Kelli A. Quercetti and Amanda Hu

Predicting Anxiety Diagnoses and Severity with the CBCL-A: Improvement Relative to Other CBCL Scales?, Kendra L. Read, Cara A. Settipani, Jeremy Peterman, Philip C. Kendall, Scott Compton, John Piacentini, James McCracken, Linsey Bergman, Elizabeth A. Gosch, and et al.

Use of Rapid-Acting Insulin Analogs During Pregnancy, Sara Wilson Reece, Alexander Kanopka, and Iana Mervin

Metformin in gestational diabetes mellitus, Sara Wilson Reece, Harish S. Parihar, and Christina LoBello

Genetic and Developmental Basis for Parallel Evolution and Its Significance for Hominoid Evolution, Philip L. Reno

The Beauty Bias: the Injustice of Appearance in Life and Law, Deborah L. Rhode

Perioperative Nonopioid Agents for Pain Control in Spinal Surgery., Anna Rivkin and Mark Rivkin

Novel free-hand T1 pedicle screw method: Review of 44 consecutive cases, Mark A. Rivkin, J. F. Okun, and Steven S. Yocom

Novel free-hand T1 pedicle screw method: Review of 44 consecutive cases, Mark A. Rivkin, J. F. Okun, and Steven S. Yocom

Thoracolumbar instrumentation with CT-guided navigation (O-arm) in 270 consecutive patients: Accuracy rates and lessons learned, Mark A. Rivkin and Steven S. Yocom

Thoracolumbar instrumentation with CT-guided navigation (O-arm) in 270 consecutive patients: Accuracy rates and lessons learned, Mark A. Rivkin and Steven S. Yocom

Stratigraphy and Vertebrate Paleoecology of Upper Cretaceous? Lowest Paleogene Strata on Vega Island, Antarctica, Eric M. Roberts, Matthew C. Lamanna, Julia A. Clarke, Jin Meng, Eric Gorscak, Joseph J. W. Sertich, Patrick M. O'Connor, Kerin M. Claeson, and Ross D. E. MacPhee

Pubic Bone Osteomyelitis after Salvage High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Prostate Cancer, Christopher Robison, R. A. Gor, and M. J. Metro

Impact of celebrity endorsements in disease-specific direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertisements, Brent L. Rollins and Nilesh Bhutada

A Pharmacy Business Management Simulation Exercise as a Practical Application of Business Management Material and Principles, Brent L. Rollins, Rahul Gunturi, and Donald Sullivan

Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Predictive Genetic Tests: A Health Belief Model Based Examination of Consumer Response., Brent L. Rollins, Shravanan Ramakrishnan, and Matthew Perri

Measuring Community Participation of Adults with Psychiatric Disabilities: Reliability of Two Modes of Data Collection., Mark S. Salzer, Eugene Brusilovskiy, Janet Prvu-Bettger, and Petra Kottsieper

Patterns of Misrepresentation of Clinical Findings on Patient Notes during the COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE, Jeanne M. Sandella, Larissa A. Smith, Laurie A. Gallagher, and Erik E. Langenau

Use of Therapeutic Hypothermia in Cocaine-Induced Cardiac Arrest: Further Evidence, Dane Scantling, Emily Klonoski, and Dominic J. Valentino

Suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) and cladribine synergistically induce apoptosis in NK-LGL leukaemia, Xiaoshen Sun, Zainul S. Hasanali, Allshine Chen, Dianzheng Zhang, Zin Liu, Hong Gang Wang, David J. Feith, Thomas P. Loughran Jr., and Kailin Xu

Vorapaxar: A Novel Antiplatelet Agent, Stephen Thompson, Carly Duncan, and Jennifer Andres

Cytoprotection of human endothelial cells against oxidative stress by 1-[2-cyano-3,12-dioxooleana-1,9(11)-dien-28-oyl]imidazole (CDDO-Im): Application of systems biology to understand the mechanism of action, Xinyu Wang, James A. Bynum, Solomon Stavchansky, and Phillip D. Bowman

Androgen therapy in women, Julie M. Wickman, Ashley Groves, Lauren Wiggins, and Nishman Patel


EgoNet: Identification of human disease ego-network modules, Rendong Yang, Yun Bai, Zhaohui Qin, and Tianwei Yu

A Research Primer, Part 2: Guidelines for Developing a Research Project, David P. Yens, Grace D. Brannan, and Jane Z. Dumsha

Steroid Receptor Coactivator-3 Regulates Glucose Metabolism in Bladder Cancer Cells through Coactivation of Hypoxia Inducible Factor 1α, Wei Zhao, Cunjie Chang, Yangyan Cui, Xiaozhi Zhao, Jun Yang, Lan Shen, Ji Zhou, Zhibo Hou, Zhen Zhang, Changxiao Ye, Donald Hasenmayer, Robert Perkins, Xiaojing Huang, Xin Yao, Like Yu, Ruimin Huang, Dianzheng Zhang, Hongqian Guo, and Jun Yan


Alternative splicing in the variable domain of CaMKIIβ affects the level of F-actin association in developing neurons., Jun Zheng, Lori R. Hardy, Chengshi Xu, Jing Kuang, and Weijing Liao

Submissions from 2013

Biomaterials, Christopher S. Adams

Gallbladder disease: Pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment, S. Afamefuna and Shari N. Allen

Treatment of depression in patients on anticoagulation therapy: Antidepressant-warfarin drug interactions, Shari N. Allen, Samuel John, Jennifer Shannon, and Jenna Ferrara

Movie Review: My left foot, Shari N. Allen and Mebanga Ojong

Long-term survival and biomarker correlates of tasquinimod efficacy in a multicenter randomized study of men with minimally symptomatic metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, A. J. Armstrong, M. Haggman, W. M. Stadler, J. R. Gingrich, V. Assikiss, J. Polikoff, J. E. Damber, Laurence Belkoff, A. Nordle, and G. Forsberg

Basis for resveratrol's potential prevention and treatment of obesity osteoporosis, Clifton A. Baile, Mary Anne Della-Fera, and Srujana Rayalam


Analysis of autophagy and inflammasome regulation in neuronal cells and monocytes infected with Chlamydia pneumoniae: Implications for Alzheimer’s disease, Brian J. Balin, Christine J. Hammond, Juliana Zoga, Ahmad B. Cader, Annette K. Slutter, Jonathan M. Anzman, Ian Kohler, Susan T. Hingley, and Denah M. Appelt

Combination Pharmacotherapy in the Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Kimberly L. Barefield and Gregory V. Stajich

A Comparative Study of Cervical Hysteresis Characteristics after Various Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) Modalities, Precious Barnes, Francisco Laboy, Lauren Noto-Bell, Veronica Ferencz MBA, Jeffrey A. Nelson, and Michael L. Kuchera

An open-label, long-term evaluation of the safety, efficacy and tolerability of avanafil in male patients with mild to severe erectile dysfunction, Laurence Belkoff, A. McCullough, I. Goldstein, L. Jones, C. H. Bowden, K. Didonato, B. Trask, and W. W. Day

Assessing impact of not attending lectures on osteopathic medical student performance: Brief survey of the literature and proposed future research, Murray R. Berkowitz

High-Level Specification of a Proposed Information Architecture for Support of a Bioterrorism Early-Warning System, Murray R. Berkowitz

New graduate medical education opportunities found - and lost, Murray R. Berkowitz


Public Health Considerations of Launching Nuclear Waste to the Sun, Murray R. Berkowitz

Regulation of liver growth by glypican 3, CD81, hedgehog, and hhex, Vishakha Bhave, Wendy Mars, Shashikiran Donthamsetty, Xiyue Zhang, Langzhu Tan, Jianhua Luo, William C. Bowen, and George K. Michalopoulos

The Digitization of Historical Artifacts in a Hospital Library, Skye Bickett


What Factors Contribute to or Inhibit Publishing Among Medical Librarians, Skye Bickett, Christine Willis, and Melissa Wright

Expression of membrane anchored cytokines and B7-1 alters tumor microenvironment and induces protective antitumor immunity in a murine breast cancer model, Erica N. Bozeman, Ashley Cimino-Mathews, Deepa K. Machiah, Jaina M. Patel, Arun Krishnamoorthy, Linda Tien, Rangaiah Shashidharamurthya, and Periasamy Selvaraj

A research primer: Basic guidelines for the novice researcher, Grace D. Brannan, Jane Z. Dumsha, and David P. Yens

Defining Treatment Response and Remission in Child Anxiety: Signal Detection Analysis Using the Pediatric Anxiety Rating Scale, Nicole E. Caporino, Douglas M. Brodman, Philip C. Kendall, Anne Marie Albano, Joel Sherrill, John Piacentini, Dara Sakolsky, Boris Birmaher, Scott N. Compton, Golda Ginsburg, Moira Rynn, James McCracken, Elizabeth A. Gosch, Courtney Pierce Keeton, John March, and John T. Walkup


Chlamydia pneumoniae infection of neuronal cells induces changes in calcium-associated gene expression consistent with Alzheimer’s disease, Christopher Andrew Cappellini, Ahmad B. Cader, Keith G. Williams, Juliana Zoga, and Susan T. Hingley

Office-Based Pulsed-Dye Laser Surgery for Laryngeal Lesions: A Retrospective Review, Aaron Centric, Amanda Hu, Yolanda D. Heman-Ackah, Venu Divi, and Robert T. Sataloff

IL-4 Inhibition of IL-1 Induced Matrix Metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) Expression in Human Fibroblasts Involves Decreased AP-1 Activation Via Negative Crosstalk Involving of Jun N-Terminal Kinase (JNK), Mariah Chambers, Garrett Kirkpatrick, Michel Evans, Grzegorz Gorski, Sara Foster, and Ruth C. Borghaei

A Review of Tuberculosis: Focus on Bedaquiline, Bonnie Chan, Tina M. Khadem, and Jack Brown


Keratin gene expression profiles after digit amputation in C57BL/6 vs. regenerative MRL mice imply an early regenerative keratinocyte activated-like state, Chia-ho Cheng, John Leferovich, Xiangming Zhang, Khamilia Bedelbaeva, Dmitri Gourevitch, Cathy J. Hatcher, Craig T. Basson, Ellen Heber-Katz, and Kenneth A. Marx

Comparison of smallpox vs. HIV/AIDS eradication strategies, Annie Chung and Murray R. Berkowitz

Tingitanius tenuimandibulus, a new platyrhinid batoid from the Turonian (Cretaceous) of Morocco and the cretaceous radiation of the Platyrhinidae, Kerin M. Claeson, Charlie J. Underwood, and David J. Ward

The Therapeutic Relationship in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Pharmacotherapy for Anxious Youth, Colleen M. Cummings, Nicole E. Caporino, Cara A. Settipani, Kendra L. Read, Scott N. Compton, John March, Joel Sherrill, John Piacentini, James McCracken, John T. Walkup, Golda Ginsburg, Anne Marie Albano, Moira Rynn, Boris Birmaher, Dara Sakolsky, Elizabeth A. Gosch, Courtney Pierce Keeton, and Philip C. Kendall

Specialty competencies in clinical psychology, Robert A. DiTomasso, Stacey C. Cahn, Susan Panichelli Mindel, and Roger K. McFillin

Primary care psychology, Robert A. DiTomasso, Barbara A. Golden, Stacey C. Cahn, and Amelia G. Gradwell

Role of PINCH and Its Partner Tumor Suppressor Rsu-1 in Regulating Liver Size and Tumorigenesis, Shashikiran Donthamsetty, Vishakha Bhave, Wendy M. Mars, William C. Bowen, Anne Orr, Meagan M. Haynes, Chuanyue Wu, and George K. Michalopoulos

Moving beyond BAC in DUI: Identifying who is at risk of recidivating Dugosh, Festinger, and Marlowe DUI recidivism, K. Dugosh, David Festinger, and D. Marlowe

Overview of: "Moving beyond BAC in DUI: Identifying who is at risk of recidivating", K. Dugosh, David Festinger, and D. Marlowe

Potential roles of adenosine deaminase-2 in diabetic retinopathy, N. M. Elsherbiny, M. Naime, S. Ahmad, A. M. Elsherbini, S. Mohammad, S. Fulzele, A. B. El-Remessy, M. M. Al-Gayyar, Richard E. White, and et al.

Oral Anatomy Laboratory Examinations in a Physical Therapy Program, Philip A. Fabrizio

Initial Combination Therapy for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Considerations for Metformin Plus Linagliptin, Jeffrey S. Freeman

Review of Insulin-Dependent and Insulin-Independent Agents for Treating Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Potential Role for Sodium-Glucose Co-Transporter 2 Inhibitors, Jeffrey S. Freeman

Review of insulin-dependent and insulin-independent agents for treating patients with type-2 Diabetes Mellitus and potential role for sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors, Jeffrey S. Freeman

Discovery and characterization of carbamothioylacrylamides as EP2 selective antagonists, Thota Ganesh, Jianxiong Jiang, Rangaiah Shashidharamurthy, and Ray Dingledine

How Closely Related are Allergic Rhinitis, Asthma, and Chronic Sinusitis?, Mahmoud Ghaderi

Motivational interviewing and recovery: Experiences of hope, meaning, and empowerment, Scott Glassman, Petra Kottsieper, Allan Zuckoff, and Elizabeth A. Gosch

The Effectiveness of Probiotics for Managing Diarrhoea in People with HIV Infection: A Critically Appraised Topic, Sean Guinane

Training on demand: A solution to clinical education through simulation, Sean Guinane and Laura A. Molloy

Nuclear resonance vibrational spectroscopy (NRVS) of rubredoxin and MoFe protein crystals, Y Guo, E. Brecht, K. Aznavour, J. C. Nix, Y. Xiao, H. Wang, S. J. George, R. Bau, Francis E. Jenney Jr., and et al.

Nuclear resonance vibrational spectroscopy (NRVS) of rubredoxin and MoFe protein crystals, Y. Guo, E. Brecht, K. Aznavour, J. C. Nix, Y. Xiao, H. Wang, S. J. George, R. Bau, Francis E. Jenney Jr., and et al.

GPER: A novel target for non-genomic estrogen action in the cardiovascular system, G. Han, F. Li, X. Xu, and Richard E. White


Matrigel modulates a stem cell phenotype and promotes tumor cell formation in a mantle cell lymphoma cell line, Abigail Hielscher, Timothy McGuire, Dennis Weisenburger, and John Graham Sharp


Hypoxia Affects the Structure of Breast Cancer Cell Derived Matrix to Support Angiogenic Responses of Endothelial Cells, Abigail Hielscher, Connie Qiu, Josh Porterfield, Quinton Smith, and Sharon Gerecht


A physical sciences network characterization of non-tumorigenic and metastatic cells, Abigail Hielscher, D. Wirtz, and et al.

A Virtual Phytosaur Endocast and its Implications for Sensory System Evolution in Archosaurs, Waymon L. Holloway, Kerin M. Claeson, and F. Robin O'Keefe

Problem-Based Pain Management, Eric Hsu, Charles Argoff, Katherine E. Galluzzi, Raphael Leo, and Andrew Dubin

CYP2A6, CYP1A1, and CYP2D6 polymorphisms in lung cancer patients from Central South China, Fengmao Huang, Hanchun Chen, Md. Asaduzzaman Khan, Fulan Yang, Xinxing Wan, Aihua Xu, Fangdan Ouyang, and Dianzheng Zhang


Effect of estrogen on manganese-induced toxicity on embryonic astrocytes, Tyler T. Huynh, Kimberly J. Baker, and Harold L. Komiskey

Age as a Predictor of Osteoporotic Fracture Compared with Current Risk-Prediction Models, Xuezhi Jiang, Lauren B. Westermann, Gabriella V. Galleo, John Demko, Kimberly A. Marakovits, and Peter F. Schnatz

e-Professionalism: a New Frontier in Medical Education., Joseph M Kaczmarczyk, Alice W. Chuang, Lorraine Dugoff, Jodi Abbott, Amie J. Cullimore, John Dalrymple, Katrina R. Davis, Nancy A. Hueppchen, Nadine T. Katz, Francis S. Nuthalapaty, Archana Pradhan, Abigail Wolf, and Petra M. Casey

Observation of the Fe-CN and Fe-CO vibrations in the active site of [NiFe] hydrogenase by nuclear resonance vibrational spectroscopy, S. Kamali, H. Wang, D. Mitra, H. Ogata, W. Lubitz, B. C. Manor, T. B. Rauchfuss, D. Byrne, Francis E. Jenney Jr., and et al.

Osteopathic manipulative treatment of pelvic dysfunction in a postpartum patient with co-morbid headaches: A case report, Rebecca Kant and Murray R. Berkowitz

Robotic-Assisted Giant Paraesophageal Hernia Repair and Nissen Fundoplication, Justin Karush and Inderpal S. Sarkaria

RhoB differentially controls Akt function in tumor cells and stromal endothelial cells during breast tumorigenesis., Shiva Kazerounian, Damien Gerald, Minzhou Huang, Y Rebecca Chin, Durga Udayakumar, Ningning Zheng, Rebekah K O'Donnell, Carole Perruzzi, Lee Mangiante, Jacob Pourat, Thuy L Phung, Arturo Bravo Nuevo, Sharon Shechter, Stephanie McNamara, James B Duhadaway, Olivier N Kocher, Lawrence F Brown, Alex Toker, George C Prendergast, and Laura E Benjamin

Regulatory effects of resveratrol on antioxidant enzymes: A mechanism of growth inhibition and apoptosis induction in cancer cells, Md. Assaduzzaman Khan, Hanchun Chen, Xinxing Wan, Mousumi Tania, Aihua Xu, Fangzhi Chen, and Dianzheng Zhang

Twist: A molecular target in cancer therapeutics, Md. Assaduzzaman Khan, Hanchun Chen, Dianzheng Zhang, and Junjiang Fu

Adenovirus 36, adiposity, and bone strength in late-adolescent females, Emma M. Laing, Ralph A. Tripp, Norman K. Pollock, Clifton A. Baile, Mary Anne Della-Fera, Srujana Rayalam, Stephen M. Tompkins, Deborah A. Keys, and Richard D. Lewis

The roles of LSD1-mediated epigenetic modifications in maintaining the pluripotency of bladder cancer stem cells, Weihua Lan and Dianzheng Zhang

The roles of LSD1-mediated epigenetic modifications in maintaining the pluripotency of bladder cancer stem cells, Weihua Lan, Dianzheng Zhang, and Jun Jiang