Recent PCOM Research February 26, 2021
Kudos February 2021
The February 2021 edition of Kudos highlights faculty, staff, resident and student
publications and accolades at PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia.
Tyler Feltham (DO ’23) was first author on “Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound Suppresses Synovial Macrophage
Infiltration and Inflammation in Injured Knees in Rats,” which was published in the
journal Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.
David Lafferty, DO, resident, otolaryngology, and Lauren Melley (DO ’21) co-authored “Adult Maxillofacial Trauma Patterns in American Football,” which was
published in the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. Dr. Lafferty also co-authored “Rugby-Related Adult Maxillofacial Trauma Injuries:
a NEISS Database Study,” with Tyler Pion (DO ’22) which was published in the journal Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Stephanie Lam (DO ’21) was first author on “Trends in Peripheral Nerve Block Usage in Mastectomy and Lumpectomy:
Analysis of a National Database From 2010 to 2018,” which was published in the journal
Anesthesia and Analgesia.
Samantha Leggio (DO ’21) co-authored “Potential Effects of Postmenopausal Labial Agglutination on the Urinary
System,” which was published in Urology Case Reports.
Robert Libera (DO ’21) was first author on “Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis in Pregnancy: A Case Report and
Review of Literature,” which was published in the Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives.
Timothy Maurer (DO ’22) co-authored “Telemedicine in a Spine Clinic Setting: A Large Survey of Patient Preferences
and Experiences,” which was published in Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences.
Ashley McLenithan (DO ’22) co-authored “A Feasibility Study of Partial REBOA Data in a High-Volume Trauma Center,”
which was published in the European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery.
Vicky Mody, PhD, associate professor, pharmaceutical sciences; Joanna Ho (PharmD ’22); Savannah Wills (PharmD ’22); Ahmed Mawri (PharmD ’22); Latasha Lawson (PharmD ’21); Srujana Rayalam, DVM, PhD, associate professor, pharmaceutical sciences and Shashidharamurthy Taval, PhD, associate professor, pharmaceutical sciences, co-authored “Identification of 3-Chymotrypsin
Like Protease (3CLPro) Inhibitors as Potential Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Agents,” which was
published in the journal Communications Biology.
Nathan Morrison (DO ‘22) and Katherine Barnett (DO ‘21) co-authored “A Case of Euglycemic Diabetic Ketoacidosis in a Patient With Type 2
Diabetes Mellitus and COVID-19.” Mr. Morrison also co-authored “Stuttering and Word-Finding
Difficulties in a Patient With COVID-19 Presenting to the Emergency Department,” with
Joshua Levy (DO ’21). Both articles were published in the journal Cureus.
Janet Nwaukoni (DO ’21) co-authored “Apolipoprotein L1 Risk Genotypes in Ghanaian Patients with Systemic
Lupus Erythematosus: a Prospective Cohort Study,” which was published in the journal
Lupus Science & Medicine.
Brooke Saffren (DO ’21) co-authored “Retinal Hemorrhage and Bleeding Disorders in Children: a Review,” which
was published in the journal Child Abuse & Neglect.
Tyler Smith, DO, resident, orthopedic surgery, Salvador Forte, DO, resident orthopedic surgery and Anthony Judice, DO, resident, orthopedic surgery, co-authored “Periprosthetic Fractures Through Tracking
Pin Sites Following Computer Navigated and Robotic Total and Unicompartmental Knee
Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review,” which was published in JB & JS Reviews. Dr. Smith also co-authored “Clinical Outcomes of Superior Capsular Reconstruction
for Massive, Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears: A Systematic Review Comparing Acellular
Dermal Allograft and Autograft Fascia Lata,” with John Kunkel, DO, resident, orthopedic surgery, which was published in Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation.
Jonathan Stewart (DO ’21) was first author on “A Patient with Breast Cancer and a Rash on her Hands and Feet,”
which was published in the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine.
Sarah Williams (DO ’22) co-authored “Lack of Resources for Aftercare for Children With Psychosis: A System's
Failure,” which was published in the journal Cureus.
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