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Febuary 2014

New Rearch Articles in Web of Science by SIUSM Authors

(2/10/14)

  1. A. B. Araujo, H. K. Yaggi, M. Yang, K. T. McVary, S. C. Fang, D. L. Bliwise, Sleep Related Problems and Urological Symptoms: Testing the Hypothesis of Bidirectionality in a Longitudinal, Population Based Study. Journal of Urology 191, 100-106 (2014); published online EpubJan (10.1016/j.juro.2013.07.011).
  2. O. Arum, D. J. Rickman, J. J. Kopchick, A. Bartke, The slow-aging growth hormone receptor/binding protein gene-disrupted (GHR-KO) mouse is protected from aging-resultant neuromusculoskeletal frailty. Age 36, 117-127 (2014); published online EpubFeb (10.1007/s11357-013-9551-x).
  3. D. Batton, B. Batton, Advocating for equality for preterm infants. Canadian Medical Association Journal 185, 1559-1560 (2013); published online EpubDec (10.1503/cmaj.130268).
  4. G. Durairaj, S. Lahudkar, S. R. Bhaumik, A new regulatory pathway of mRNA export by an F-box protein, Mdm30. Rna-a Publication of the Rna Society 20, 133-142 (2014); published online EpubFeb (10.1261/rna.042325.113).
  5. H. Y. Febinger, A. George, J. Priestley, L. A. Toth, M. R. Opp, Effects of Housing Condition and Cage Change on Characteristics of Sleep in Mice. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science 53, 29-37 (2014); published online EpubJan (
  6. K. Fujimaki-Aoba, K. Tanaka, R. Inomata, P. J. Jensik, M. Takada, alpha-ENaC in bullfrog embryo: expression in cement gland, gills and skin. Cell and Tissue Research 355, 103-109 (2014); published online EpubJan (10.1007/s00441-013-1724-5).
  7. D. X. Luo, Y. W. Bu, J. Ma, S. Rajput, Y. C. He, G. X. Cai, D. F. Liao, D. L. Cao, Heat Shock Protein 90-alpha Mediates Aldo-Keto Reductase 1B10 (AKR1B10) Protein Secretion through Secretory Lysosomes. Journal of Biological Chemistry 288, 36733-36740 (2013); published online EpubDec (10.1074/jbc.M113.514877).
  8. M. E. McAsey, M. S. Krause, A. Huff, A. Garza-Cavazos, S. Radke, K. Groesch, J. R. L. de Mola, Comparison of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Parameters and Standard Diagnostic Testing for Diabetes in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Reproductive Sciences 20, 178A-178A (2013); published online EpubMar (
  9. M. W. Neumeister, K. N. B. Webb, M. Romanelli, Minimally Invasive Treatment of Raynaud Phenomenon: The Role of Botulinum Type A. Hand Clinics 30, 17-+ (2014); published online EpubFeb (10.1016/j.hc1.2013.09.006).
  10. L. Q. Rogers, P. M. Anton, A. Fogleman, P. Hopkins-Price, S. Verhulst, K. Rao, J. Malone, R. Robbs, K. S. Courneya, P. Nanavati, S. Mansfield, K. T. Robbins, Pilot, randomized trial of resistance exercise during radiation therapy for head and neck cancer. Head and Neck-Journal for the Sciences and Specialties of the Head and Neck 35, 1178-1188 (2013); published online EpubAug (10.1002/hed.23118).
  11. D. J. Sadowski, C. S. Ellimoottil, A. Tejwani, A. Gorbonos, Proton therapy for prostate cancer online: patient education or marketing? Canadian Journal of Urology 20, 7015-7020 (2013); published online EpubDec (
  12. B. Spielman, Problems in Testing Clinical Ethicists' Competence in Health Law. American Journal of Bioethics 14, 27-28 (2014); published online EpubJan (10.1080/15265161.2013.861036).
  13. L. Y. Sun, A. Spong, W. R. Swindell, Y. M. Fang, C. Hill, J. A. Huber, J. D. Boehm, R. Westbrook, R. Salvatori, A. Bartke, Growth hormone-releasing hormone disruption extends lifespan and regulates response to caloric restriction in mice. Elife 2,  (2013); published online EpubOct (10.7554/eLife.01098).
  14. N. W. Taylor, K. Webb, M. W. Neumeister, R. A. Bueno, Assessment of Resident Microsurgical Skill Using an Online Video System. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 133, 78E-79E (2014); published online EpubJan (10.1097/01.prs.0000436803.50541.6b).
  15. S. T. Workenhe, G. Simmons, J. G. Pol, B. D. Lichty, W. P. Halford, K. L. Mossman, Immunogenic HSV-mediated Oncolysis Shapes the Antitumor Immune Response and Contributes to Therapeutic Efficacy. Molecular Therapy 22, 123-131 (2014); published online EpubJan (10.1038/mt.2013.238).
  16. X. Wortsman, P. Claveria, F. Valenzuela, M. T. Molina, J. Wortsman, Sonography of Acne Vulgar's. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine 33, 93-102 (2014); published online EpubJan (10.7863/ultra.33.1.93).
  17. Y. Yu, V. Walia, R. C. Elble, Loss of CLCA4 Promotes Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition in Breast Cancer Cells. Plos One 8,  (2013); published online EpubDec (10.1371/journal.pone.0083943).
  18. M. L. Zhang, J. Truscott, J. Davie, Loss of MEF2D expression inhibits differentiation and contributes to oncogenesis in rhabdomyosarcoma cells. Molecular Cancer 12,  (2013); published online EpubNov (10.1186/1476-4598-12-150).

Tolkien and Medicine Exhibit

(2/5/14)

January 3rd marked the birthday of English writer JRR. Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – Sept 2, 1973), author of The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. Here at the Medical Library we took this opportunity to assemble an exhibit of a few of Tolkien’s works and medically related resources.

Combat Medicine

Combat has an important place in many of the adventures of Bilbo, Frodo and their companions. Whether with Trolls, Orcs, Goblins, or spiders, the main characters have had to fight their way out of many perilous situations. Tolkien’s own experiences in the British Army during WWI are credited with influencing his characterization of combat and the treatment of soldiers. From this time period is a book from our Special Collections, The Manual of Splints and Appliances for the Medical Department of the United States Army, 1917 and an image of the cover of the Military Edition of the Manual of Prehospital Trauma Life Support, from Trauma, 2013.

Gollum's Dual Personalities

Also on display is a page from The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey; focusing on the psych of Gollum and the war between his dual personalities.  Two books from our collection, Medical Illness and Schizophrenia and Deconstructing Psychosis might be helpful when determining a diagnosis for Gollum.  You may also wish to take a look at the 2013 “Christmas Crackers” article in the Medical Journal of Australia which explores Gollum’s environment and health for evidence to support the hypothesis that a deficiency in vitamin D may account for the triumph of good over evil in fantasy literature!

Elfin Herbal Medicine

herbal medicine

A quick examination of Tolkien’s works provided us with a bit of insight in to Elfin herbal medicine.  The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Herbs and The Herbal: or General History of Plants describe plants used for treatments of conditions and injuries acquired by characters in the novels. Two case studies describe healing sword cuts with athelas and drinking Miruvor, a drink of rejuvenation.  Additional books from our collection, Popular Medicine in Thirteenth-Century England and Medieval Medicus, discuss medical treatments and theories that Tolkien may have researched to incorporate in his writings.

Invented Languages

Tolkien, an Oxford professor of English Language and Literature and an editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, invented complex languages used by his characters in Middle Earth.  Test your knowledge with the Tolkien or Medicine? Quiz.  You can find your copy on the exhibit display case. Or, if you are interested in reenactments, check out the description of Hands of the Healer supplement for Middle-earth Role Playing (MERP) games.

Props Printed on 3D Printer

castle, printed on 3D printer

Several 3D printed, Tolkien inspired, props accessorize this exhibit.  These include a castle, dragons, castle bracelet and two copies of Thorin’s Key to Erebor.  All of these items were downloaded from Thingiverse, a 3D file sharing site, and printed on a FlashForge dual extruder 3D printer using ABS filament.

New Research Articles in PubMed by SIUSM Authors

(2/3/14)

  1. S. Ahad, C. Gonczy, V. Advani, S. Markwell, I. Hassan, True benefit or selection bias: an analysis of laparoscopic versus open splenectomy from the ACS-NSQIP. Surg Endosc 27, 1865-1871 (2013); published online EpubJun (10.1007/s00464-012-2727-0).
  2. N. Amalfi, M. W. Neumeister, R. A. Bueno, Jr., N. Z. Sommer, E. A. Henkelman, Cocaine-induced full-thickness tissue necrosis: a case series. Plast Reconstr Surg 132, 887e-892e (2013); published online EpubNov (10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182a58afb).
  3. A. Bauer, K. W. Wisner, J. S. Baizer, T. J. Brozoski, Tinnitus, unipolar brush cells, and cerebellar glutamatergic function in an animal model. PLoS One 8, e64726 (2013)10.1371/journal.pone.0064726).
  4. M. C. Burns, B. Derby, M. W. Neumeister, Wyndell merritt immediate controlled active motion (ICAM) protocol following extensor tendon repairs in zone IV-VII: review of literature, orthosis design, and case study-a multimedia article. Hand (N Y) 8, 17-22 (2013); published online EpubMar (10.1007/s11552-012-9488-z).
  5. P. Dahl, A. J. Pemberton, R. T. Beck, B. Cetindag, C. D. Wohltmann, M. McAndrew, Is portable ultrasonography accurate in the evaluation of Schanz pin placement during extremity fracture fixation in austere environments? Am J Disaster Med 8, 91-96 (2013); published online EpubSpring (10.5055/ajdm.2013.0115).
  6. F. Date, H. Sanfey, J. Mellinger, G. Dunnington, Handoffs in general surgery residency, an observation of intern and senior residents. Am J Surg 206, 693-697 (2013); published online EpubNov (10.1016/j.amjsurg.2013.07.006).
  7. B. M. Derby, P. M. Murray, A. Y. Shin, R. A. Bueno, C. L. Mathoulin, T. Ade, M. W. Neumeister, Vascularized bone grafts for the treatment of carpal bone pathology. Hand (N Y) 8, 27-40 (2013); published online EpubMar (10.1007/s11552-012-9479-0).
  8. P. L. Diaz-Sylvester, M. Porta, V. V. Juettner, Y. Lv, S. Fleischer, J. A. Copello, Eudistomin D and Penaresin Derivatives as Modulators of Ryanodine Receptor Channels and Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Ca2+ ATPase in Striated Muscle. Mol Pharmacol,  (2014); published online EpubJan 14 (10.1124/mol.113.089342).
  9. R. J. Elble, Mechanisms of deep brain stimulation for essential tremor. Brain 137, 4-6 (2014); published online EpubJan (10.1093/brain/awt347).
  10. C. L. Faingold, M. Randall, Effects of age, sex, and sertraline administration on seizure-induced respiratory arrest in the DBA/1 mouse model of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Epilepsy Behav 28, 78-82 (2013); published online EpubJul (10.1016/j.yebeh.2013.04.003).
  11. H. Y. Febinger, A. George, J. Priestley, L. A. Toth, M. R. Opp, Effects of housing condition and cage change on characteristics of sleep in mice. J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 53, 29-37 (2014).
  12. M. Gacci, M. Salvi, A. Sebastianelli, L. Vignozzi, G. Corona, K. T. McVary, S. A. Kaplan, M. Maggi, M. Carini, M. Oelke, The use of a single daily dose of tadalafil to treat signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia and erectile dysfunction. Res Rep Urol 5, 99-111 (2013)10.2147/rru.s31580).
  13. Gupta, B. J. Main, B. L. Taylor, M. Gupta, C. A. Whitworth, C. Cady, J. W. Freeman, S. F. El-Amin, 3rd, In vitro evaluation of three-dimensional single-walled carbon nanotube composites for bone tissue engineering. J Biomed Mater Res A,  (2014); published online EpubJan 20 (10.1002/jbm.a.35088).
  14. W. P. Halford, J. Geltz, E. Gershburg, Pan-HSV-2 IgG antibody in vaccinated mice and guinea pigs correlates with protection against herpes simplex virus 2. PLoS One 8, e65523 (2013)10.1371/journal.pone.0065523).
  15. H. Han, E. Nelson, N. Wetter, Medical students' online learning technology needs. Clin Teach 11, 15-19 (2014); published online EpubFeb (10.1111/tct.12092).
  16. M. M. Henderson, M. W. Neumeister, R. A. Bueno, Jr., Hand tumors: I. Skin and soft-tissue tumors of the hand. Plast Reconstr Surg 133, 154e-164e (2014); published online EpubFeb (10.1097/01.prs.0000436854.09656.05).
  17. B. I. Kalappa, F. Sun, S. R. Johnson, K. Jin, V. V. Uteshev, A positive allosteric modulator of alpha7 nAChRs augments neuroprotective effects of endogenous nicotinic agonists in cerebral ischaemia. Br J Pharmacol 169, 1862-1878 (2013); published online EpubAug (10.1111/bph.12247).
  18. S. Kaul, R. J. Elble, Impaired pentagon drawing is an early predictor of cognitive decline in Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord,  (2014); published online EpubJan 21 (10.1002/mds.25807).
  19. N. Kawar, S. Maclaughlan, T. C. Horan, A. Uzun, T. S. Lange, K. K. Kim, R. Hopson, A. P. Singh, P. S. Sidhu, K. A. Glass, S. Shaw, J. F. Padbury, N. Vorsa, L. A. Arnold, R. G. Moore, L. Brard, R. K. Singh, PT19c, Another Nonhypercalcemic Vitamin D2 Derivative, Demonstrates Antitumor Efficacy in Epithelial Ovarian and Endometrial Cancer Models. Genes Cancer 4, 524-534 (2013); published online EpubNov (10.1177/1947601913507575).
  20. T. A. Kung, R. A. Bueno, G. K. Alkhalefah, N. B. Langhals, M. G. Urbanchek, P. S. Cederna, Innovations in prosthetic interfaces for the upper extremity. Plast Reconstr Surg 132, 1515-1523 (2013); published online EpubDec (10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182a97e5f).
  21. Lough, H. Dai, M. Yang, J. Reichensperger, L. Cox, C. Harrison, M. W. Neumeister, Stimulation of the follicular bulge LGR5+ and LGR6+ stem cells with the gut-derived human alpha defensin 5 results in decreased bacterial presence, enhanced wound healing, and hair growth from tissues devoid of adnexal structures. Plast Reconstr Surg 132, 1159-1171 (2013); published online EpubNov (10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182a48af6).
  22. Philipps, S. B. Alisanski, M. Pranzatelli, S. L. Clardy, V. A. Lennon, A. McKeon, Purkinje Cell Cytoplasmic Antibody Type 1 (Anti-Yo) Autoimmunity in a Child With Down Syndrome. JAMA Neurol,  (2014); published online EpubJan 13 (10.1001/jamaneurol.2013.4551).
  23. N. K. Roberts, R. G. Williams, C. J. Schwind, J. A. Sutyak, C. McDowell, D. Griffen, J. Wall, H. Sanfey, A. Chestnut, A. H. Meier, C. Wohltmann, T. R. Clark, N. Wetter, The impact of brief team communication, leadership and team behavior training on ad hoc team performance in trauma care settings. Am J Surg 207, 170-178 (2014); published online EpubFeb (10.1016/j.amjsurg.2013.06.016).
  24. C. G. Roehrborn, S. N. Gange, N. D. Shore, J. L. Giddens, D. M. Bolton, B. E. Cowan, B. T. Brown, K. T. McVary, A. E. Te, S. S. Gholami, P. Rashid, W. G. Moseley, P. T. Chin, W. T. Dowling, S. J. Freedman, P. F. Incze, K. S. Coffield, F. D. Borges, D. B. Rukstalis, The prostatic urethral lift for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms associated with prostate enlargement due to benign prostatic hyperplasia: the L.I.F.T. Study. J Urol 190, 2161-2167 (2013); published online EpubDec (10.1016/j.juro.2013.05.116).
  25. L. Q. Rogers, A. Fogleman, R. Trammell, P. Hopkins-Price, S. Vicari, K. Rao, B. Edson, S. Verhulst, K. S. Courneya, K. Hoelzer, Effects of a physical activity behavior change intervention on inflammation and related health outcomes in breast cancer survivors: pilot randomized trial. Integr Cancer Ther 12, 323-335 (2013); published online EpubJul (10.1177/1534735412449687).
  26. Sanfey, C. Hollands, N. L. Gantt, Strategies for building an effective mentoring relationship. Am J Surg 206, 714-718 (2013); published online EpubNov (10.1016/j.amjsurg.2013.08.001).
  27. Sattar, J. E. Willman, R. Kolluri, Possible warfarin resistance due to interaction with ascorbic acid: case report and literature review. Am J Health Syst Pharm 70, 782-786 (2013); published online EpubMay 1 (10.2146/ajhp110704).
  28. L. Shahani, Paraneoplastic neurological syndrome as initial presentation of pulmonary adenocarcinoma. BMJ Case Rep 2012,  (2012)10.1136/bcr-03-2012-6059).
  29. L. Shahani, S1Q3T3 pattern leading to early diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. BMJ Case Rep 2012,  (2012)10.1136/bcr-2012-006569).
  30. L. Shahani, S. Sattovia, Acquired methaemoglobinaemia related to phenazopyridine ingestion. BMJ Case Rep 2012,  (2012)10.1136/bcr-2012-006756).
  31. S. Sheth, R. Brito, D. Mukherjea, L. P. Rybak, V. Ramkumar, Adenosine receptors: expression, function and regulation. Int J Mol Sci 15, 2024-2052 (2014)10.3390/ijms15022024).
  32. S. Shockman, N. Lountzis, Lichen nitidus. Cutis 92, 288;297;298 (2013); published online EpubDec (
  33. B. Spielman, Problems in testing clinical ethicists' competence in health law. Am J Bioeth 14, 27-28 (2014); published online EpubJan (10.1080/15265161.2013.861036).
  34. J. Steiman, E. A. Peralta, S. Louis, O. Kamel, Biology of the estrogen receptor, GPR30, in triple negative breast cancer. Am J Surg 206, 698-703 (2013); published online EpubNov (10.1016/j.amjsurg.2013.07.014).
  35. C. M. Vassileva, T. Boley, J. Standard, S. Markwell, S. Hazelrigg, Relationship between patient income level and mitral valve repair utilization. Heart Surg Forum 16, E89-95 (2013); published online EpubApr (10.1532/hsf98.20121105).
  36. C. M. Vassileva, S. Li, V. H. Thourani, R. M. Suri, M. L. Williams, R. Lee, J. S. Rankin, Outcome Characteristics of Multiple-Valve Surgery: Comparison With Single-Valve Procedures. Innovations (Phila),  (2014); published online EpubJan 7 (10.1097/imi.0000000000000028).
  37. Y. Yu, V. Walia, R. C. Elble, Loss of CLCA4 Promotes Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition in Breast Cancer Cells. PLoS One 8, e83943 (2013)10.1371/journal.pone.0083943).
  38. B. Zhu, M. Zhang, S. D. Byrum, A. J. Tackett, J. K. Davie, TBX2 blocks myogenesis and promotes proliferation in rhabdomyosarcoma cells. Int J Cancer,  (2014); published online EpubJan 13 (10.1002/ijc.28721).

 

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