The items in this list constitute the final, graded reports of MEDI 9331.

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Submissions from 2023

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Ataque de nervios: A Culturally-Bound Syndrome Unique From Panic Disorder, Faiza Ahmad and Alcides Amador

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Submental Intubation in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery: A Case Report and Review of Indications and Complications, Ed W. Alvarado, Jennifer Inofomoh, Mark Lavering, and Diego Aleman

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Significance of Targeting RNA Polymerase I in Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma, Muhammad A. Bangash, Aun A. Bangash, Haider Ahsan, Sahir Alvi, Mudassier Ahmad, Alejandro Rincon, Samuel Owusu-Mireku, and Bilal Hafeez

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Fatty Acid therapy and Implications for Spinal Cord Injury Treatment: A Literature Review, Philippe J. Dentino

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Performance on Health Equity Module Suggests Continued Need for Educational Content, Alessandra Jimenez and Jodi Abbott

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Global Prevalence of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Very Low Birth Weight Neonates: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Jooby Joy, Michelle Noronha, Aina Tarriela, Altha Naqvi, Sarah Zoretic, Maxwell Jones, Ali Marotta, Taylor Valarie, Grace Lee, Sunil K. Ahuja, and Alvaro Moreira

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Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Loss and other EKG Changes prior to a Cardiopulmonary Event in Children admitted to the ICU at a Tertiary Care Children’s Hospital, Sabrina R. Orta, Shreya Chandran, and Utpal Bhalala

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A Rare Case of COVID Encephalitis in a Vaccinated Patient, Christian Pena, Hari Movva, Hector Arredondo, Alberto Pena, Erik Hinojosa, Michael Rotko, Jorge Nadal, and Michelle Lopez

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Lack of Better Functional Outcome in Young Border Hispanic Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke after Endovascular Thrombectomy Compared to Older Patients: A Retrospective Chart Review, Saisree Ravi, Sohum Desai, Sherief Ghozy, Wondwossen Tekle, and Ameer E. Hassan

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Analyzing the Effects of Body Mass Index in Total Hip Arthroplasty Cases. Does it Influence Patient Characteristics, Operative Planning, and Postoperative Outcomes?, Cesar A. Sevilla Jr, Vanessa Elena Lopez, Mauricio Burbano, and Michael Sander

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Dermal Grafts: A Low-Cost Option for Complex Ventral Hernia Repair, Aaron Silva and Jeffrey Skubic

Submissions from 2022

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Periprosthetic knee infection after benign tumor excision complicated by carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae: A case report, Jennifer Adams, Daniel Habenicht, and Duncan C. Ramsey

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Impact of Academic Protected Weekend Initiative on Fully Inpatient Rotation Experience, Maria A. Alvarenga, Elif S. Duran, Stephanie Onyechi, and Jose E. Campo Maldonado

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Catheter-associated urinary tract infections: patient characteristics, treatment, and clinical outcomes in one South Texas acute care hospital, Kimberly A. Ambrosini and Jose Campo Maldonado

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Antigen staining for detection of MUC13 and MUC16 expression in carcinoma tissue, Jose A. Benitez

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Complex chromosomal rearrangement involving 15q11‐q13 interstitial triplication and duplication: A new case report of dysmorphic and neuropsychiatric features, Lekha Chilakamarri and Lizbeth Mellin

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Initial single surgeon evaluation comparing C-arm fluoroscopy with the Cirq robotic assistance device for instrumentation of the thoracolumbar spine, Sohum K. Desai and Jennifer Adams

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Healthy Exosomes and their Effects on Diabetic Cardiomyocytes, Miguel A. Garza, Genaro A. Ramírez-Correa, Maria Lourdes Garza-Rodríguez, and Andres J. Medina

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Snapshot of RSV, Urvashi Mathur and Barbara Stewart

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Experiences of Microaggressions, Discrimination, & Exclusion within the LGBTQ+ Community in Spain, Isha Mittal, Roman Ronzón-Tirado, Ruby Charak, and Ines Cano-Gonzalez

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Further Decoding the Molecular Relationship Between Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma and Diabetes Mellitus, Russell H. Moreland III and Sheema Khan

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Quality Improvement in a Hospital Setting: Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections at an Acute Care Hospital in South Texas, Hoang Anh T. Nguyen and Jose E. Campo Maldonado

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Burnout and Wellness Strategies during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Cecilia Salinas Domene

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Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience in Medical School Students: A Scope of Medical Literature, Andrea Soto Abarca, Yvette Cortino, Juan C. Lopez-Alvarenga, and Maya Guevara

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The Morbidity of Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome is Similar to that of Pre-THA Hip Osteoarthritis, Sonia Wadekar, Avneesh Chhabra, Emily Middleton, Yin Xi, and Joel Wells

Submissions from 2021

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Antibiotic Stewardship in Skin and Soft Tissue Infections, Shah Z. Ali and Jose Campo Maldonado

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Predicting USMLE Step 2 Scores Using Results from the NBME Shelf Exams, Jose Chavez, Michael Machiorlatti, Jose Campo Maldonado, and Lori Berry

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Comparing the trends of postpartum depression screening scores during and before the COVID-19 pandemic, Elif S. Duran, Dung Dang, and Tony Ogburn

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Development of Learners Engaging With Hispanic Communities to Address COVID-19 inequities- Si Se Puede!, Giuiseppe A. Fonseca

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Article Processing Charge Waiver Policies as a Barrier to Oncology Scholarship in Low-and Lower-Middle-Income Countries, Ulysses G. Gardner Jr., Petria S. Thompson, Jason C. Burton, Caleb Stewart, Clifton D. Fuller, Michael K. Rooney, and Ethan B. Ludmir

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Heritability of Ocular Traits in Hispanics, Aaron T. Gomez, Gladys E. Maestre, Jesus D. Melgarejo, Vincent P. Diego, Nicholas B. Blackburn, Juan B. Yepez, Michele Petitto, Felipe A. Murati, Rosa V. Pirela, Carlos A. Chavez, Winston Lee, Lama A. Al-Aswad, Rando Allikmets, C. Gustavo De Moraes, Matthew P. Johnson, Joseph D. Terwilliger, Joseph H. Lee, and John Blangero

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Clinical Predictors of Response to Depression Treatment in Persons with Epilepsy, Juliana Hager and Frank Gilliam

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Retrospective analysis of bleeding events after central venous catheter placement in thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, Waqas Haque, Maria A. Alvarenga, Suchith Vuppala, Manasa Reddy, and Ravi Sarode

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Reversal of Neuromuscular Blockade in Patients with Severe Renal Impairment, Matthew Hidalgo and Tiffany Moon

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Knowing Our People To Serve Our People, Alessandra Jimenez

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Potential Perioperative Complications Due To Difference In Timing Of Systemic Heparinization During Ruptured Aneurysm Coiling, Rouzbeh Kotaki, Ameer E. Hassan, and Wondwossen G. Tekle

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Retinoblastoma Transfection for VEGF synthesis by MALAT 1 (preliminary study), Ronkino T. McCoy, Laura Valdez, Kyle Doxtater, and Andrew Tsin

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Hearing hoofbeats? Think head and neck trauma: a 10-year NTDB analysis of equestrian-related trauma in the USA, Kevin Mutore, Jiyun Lim, Demba Fofana, Annelyn Torres-Reveron, and Jeffrey Skubic

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Predictors of improved clinical outcome following mechanical thrombectomy on South Texas patients with posterior circulation stroke, Leslie M. Ocampo and Ameer E. Hassan

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Investigating the Protective Role of IRBP against Oxidative Stress in Diabetic Retinopathy, Matthew N. Parvus, Federico Gonzalez-Fernandez, Reanna Rodriguez, Daniela Gonzalez, and Andrew Tsin

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Mortality Outcomes in Therapeutic versus Prophylactic Anticoagulation in Obese Patients in Predominantly Hispanic Population, Dave Patel, Moktar Ahmed Sheikh-Salah, Raul Garcia, Jewel Udenwagu, Jose Campo Maldonado, and Christopher Romero

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A Comparison of the Prevalence of Cirrhosis in a Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Population Based on Body Mass Index, Alexa Perlick, Abaigeal Thompson, Colton Wayne, Jose Campo Maldonado, and Angel Rendon

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Prevalence of Liver Cirrhosis and Its Association with Obesity Among Hispanics and Mexican Americans: An Evidence Synthesis, Alexa Perlick, Abaigeal Thompson, Colton Wayne, Angel Rendon, and Jose Campo Maldonado

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Primary Hyperhidrosis in Children: A Review of Therapeutics, Courtney Remington, Jennifer Ruth, and Adelaide A. Hebert

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Improving OB Trauma Care using a Standardized Protocol, Johanna Renee Ridley, Madeline Elaine Huff, and Abaigeal Thompson

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The Effect of Implementing OB Trauma Activation Standards on Maternal & Fetal Outcomes, Johanna Renee Ridley and Abaigeal Thompson

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Association Between Race/Ethnicity and COVID-19 Disease Outcomes in the United States: A Qualitative Systematic Review of the Literature, Jacob Smith

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Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety are Associated with Substances Used in Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): A Longitudinal Analysis from the Texas Adolescent Tobacco and Marketing Surveillance System (TATAMS), Jacob Smith, Stephanie Clendennen, Anna V. Wilkinson, and Melissa B. Harrell

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Characterization of Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer in the Texas Rio Grande Valley, Jared A. Sperling and Rachel Giese

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A Comparison of the Prevalence of Cirrhosis in a Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Population Based on Body Mass Index, Abbie Thompson, Alexa Perlick, Angel Rendon, Colton Wayne, and Sarvani Uppati

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Spinal Cord MRI Analysis techniques in post-stroke patients, Sarvani Uppati, Sravani Mannuru, and Kelsey Baker

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Neurophysiology of Space Medicine: A Literature Review, Jose R. Velasquez

Submissions from 2020

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Role of TC-PTP-mediated regulation of STAT1 in skin carcinogenesis, Carson Bogatto and Dae Joon Kim

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Assessing the use of student-developed clerkship guides for improving clerkship expectations and experiences: An app-based approach., Jose Chavez, Lauren Muenchow, Matthew Hidalgo, Jiyun Lim, Jose Campo Maldonado, Lori Berry, and Michael Machiorlatti

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Retrospective Study Examining Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome in COVID+ Patients, Lily Chen, Areeb Masood, Ayman Khaddam, Alyssa Chen, Ildiko Lingvay, and Henry Kwang

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Assessing disease severity of diabetic retinopathy using novel graphical interpretation of flicker electroretinogram, Anjalee Choudhury, Jonas Moses, and Victor Gonzalez

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Description of a Novel Technique: Utilizing a De-Epithelialized Inferior Mastectomy Skin Flap to Preserve the Nipple-Areolar Complex in Patients with Stage II and III Breast Ptosis, Mauricio De La Garza, Annalisa Lopez, Aidee C. Nunez, and Carlos Garcia-Cantu

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Telehealth Care and its Role in Undergraduate Medical Education in the COVID-19 era., Peter J. Gonzalez and Dustin J. Paul

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Green Prescriptions – Prescribing Lifestyle Modification to Combat a Silent Pandemic., Jonathan Guajardo

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Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Workshop for Internal Medicine Residents: A Pre/Post-Training Assessment of Confidence and Knowledge, Abraham Lee, Cesar Gutierrez, and Michelle Lopez

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Progressive Lowering of Transverse Mastectomy Scars onto the Inframammary Fold: A Novel Technique to Simultaneously Improve Cosmesis While Performing Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction, Annalisa Lopez

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Modification of Current Techniques: Increasing Nipple Projection in Patients Receiving Nipple-Areolar Complex (NAC) Reconstruction, Annalisa Lopez, Aidee C. Nunez, and Mauricio De La Garza

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What's going on with the spine? Evaluation of alternative sensorimotor degeneration post-stroke, Sravani Mannuru, Sarvani Uppati, and Kelsey Baker

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Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) as a new biomarker for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) progression and drug resistance, Areeb Masood, Sanjaya Satapathy, and Manish Tripathi

The impact of Obesity Class in Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome: An Overlooked Condition, Sonya R. Montes, Andres Adrianza, Kristina Vatcheva, Alexander Lee, and Henry Kwang

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Psychiatric assessment of a Spanish understanding patient who is deaf – A Literature Review, Vania Nwokolo and Francisco Fernadez

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Case Series: Resolution of Vertigo Symptoms in Patients with Eustachian Tube Dysfunction Following Eustachian Tube Dilation., Macaulay A. Ojeaga Jr. and Vincent Honrubia

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The Legacy of Racism and Covid-19, Adedayo Okanlawon

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Pancreatic Cancer and its Relationship to New-onset Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Adedayo Okanlawon, Stacy M. Sebastian, Angel Rendon, and Allan Fonseca

Evaluation of a Nurse Initiated Standardized Protocol for Management of Acute Hypertensive Crisis in Pregnancy, Chelsea T. Peterson, Vania Nwokolo, Elissa Serapio, and Susanne Mathew

The Ides of March: Reflections in South Texas Medicine, Stacy M. Sebastian

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Intraoperative ICG-NIR Fluorescence Angiography Visualization of Testicular Perfusion in Operations for Testicular Torsion, Colton D. Wayne, Mohammad A. Emran, Leon Smith-Harrison, P. Stephen Almond, Haroon I. Patel, and Shannon Koehler