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Faculty Publications from 2018

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Impact of Telemedicine on Mortality, Length of Stay, and Cost Among Patients in Progressive Care Units: Experience From a Large Healthcare System, Donna Lee Armaiqnac, Anshul Saxena, Muni Rubens, Carlos Valle, Lisa-Mae Williams, Emir Veledar, and Louis Gidel

Faculty Publications from 2017

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Estimates of Mortality Benefit From Ideal Cardiovascular Health Metrics: A Dose Response Meta‐Analysis, Ehimen C. Aneni, Alessio Crippa, Chukwuemeka U. Osondu, Javier Valero‐Elizondo, Adnan Younus, Khurram Nasir, and Emir Veledar

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Economic Evaluation of PCSK9 Inhibitors in Reducing Cardiovascular Risk from Health System and Private Payer Perspectives, Alejandro Arrieta, Timothy Page, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir

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Association of Subjective and Objective Sleep Duration as well as Sleep Quality with Non-Invasive Markers of Sub-Clinical Cardiovascular Disease (CVD): A Systematic Review, Muhammad Aziz, Shozab S. Ali, Sankalp Das, Adnan Younus, Rehan Malik, Muhammad A. Latif, Choudhry Humayun, Dixitha Anugula, Ghulam Abbas, Joseph Salami, Javier Valero Elizondo, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir

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Effect of Thyroxin Treatment on Carotid Intima – Media Thickness (CIMT) Reduction in Patients with Subclinical Hypothyroidism (SCH): a Meta-Analysis of Clinical Trials, Muhammad Aziz, Yugandhar Kandimalla, Archana Machavarapu, Anshul Saxena, Sankalp Das, Adnan Younus, Michelle Nguyen, Rehan Malik, Dixitha Anugula, Muhammad A. Latif, Choudhry Humayun, Idrees M. Khan, Ali Adus, Aisha Rasool, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir

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Life's Simple 7 and Incident Heart Failure: The Multi‐Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Ebenezer Oni, Erin D. Michos, Erica S. Spatz, Norrina B. Allen, Kaiser Permanente Northern California; University of California, Salim S. Virani, Ron Blankstein, Konstantinos N. Aronis, Roger S. Blumenthal, Emir Veledar, Moyses Szklo, Michael J. Blaha, and Khurram Nasir

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Association Between Modifiable Risk Factors and Pharmaceutical Expenditures Among Adults With Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in the United States: 2012–2013 Medical Expenditures Panel Survey, Joseph A. Salami, Javier Valero‐Elizondo, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Erica S. Spatz, Jamal S. Rana, Salim S. Virani, Ron Blankenstein, Adnan Younus, Alejandro Arrieta, Michael J. Blaha, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir

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Favorable cardiovascular risk factor profile is associated with lower healthcare expenditure and resource utilization among adults with diabetes mellitus free of established cardiovascular disease: 2012 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), Javier Valero-Elizondo, Joseph Salami, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Emeka Osondu, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir

Faculty Publications from 2016

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Plasmodium falciparum Infection Status among Children with Schistosoma in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, Abraham Degarege, Dawit Degarege, Emir Veledar, Berhanu Erko, Mathieu Nacher, Consuelo Beck Sague, and Purnima Madhivanan

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Nitric Oxide Contributes to Vasomotor Tone in Hypertensive African Americans Treated With Nebivolol and Metoprolol, Robert B. Neuman, Salim Hayek, Joseph C. Poole, Ayaz Rahman, Vivek Menon, Nino Kavtaradze, David Polhemus, Emir Veledar, David J. Lefer, and Arshed A. Quyyumi

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Association Between Life's Simple 7 and Noncardiovascular Disease: The Multi‐Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Norrina B. Allen, Mary Cushman, Erin D. Michos, Tatjana Rundek, Jamal S. Rana, Ron Blankenstein, Roger S. Blumenthal, Michael J. Blaha, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir

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Response to letter regarding article by Patel et al: A Novel Biomarker of Oxidative Stress is Associated with Risk of Death in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease, Riyaz S. Patel, Nima Ghasemzadeh, Danny J. Eapen, Salman Sher, Shawn Arshad, Yian Ko, Emir Veledar, Habib Samady, A. Maziar Zafari, Laurence Sperling, Viola Vaccarino, Dean P. Jones, and Arshed A. Quyyumi

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Rationale and design of the Baptist Employee Healthy Heart Study: a randomized trial assessing the efficacy of the addition of an interactive, personalized, web-based, lifestyle intervention tool to an existing health information web platform in a high-risk employee population, Janisse M. Post, Shozab S. Ali, Lara L. Roberson, Ehimen C. Aneni, Sameer Shaharyar, Adnan Younus, Omar Jamal, Rameez Ahmad, Muhammad A. Aziz, Rehan Malik, Erica S. Spatz, Theodore Feldman, Jonathan Fialkow, Emir Veledar, Ricardo C. Cury, Arthur S. Agatston, and Khurram Nasir

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Economic Impact of Moderate‐Vigorous Physical Activity Among Those With and Without Established Cardiovascular Disease: 2012 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, Javier Valero‐Elizondo, Joseph A. Salami, Chukwuemeka U. Osondu, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Alejandro Arrieta, Erica S. Spatz, Adnan Younus, Jamal S. Rana, Salim S. Virani, Ron Blankenstein, Michael J. Blaha, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir

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A ten-year comparison of women authorship in U.S. dermatology literature, 1999 vs. 2009, Shali Zhang, Ha-Young Kim, Rachel E.S. Hill, Emir Veledar, and Suephy C. Chen

Faculty Publications from 2015

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Type 2 diabetes and its correlates among adults in Bangladesh: a population based stud, Muhammad Abdul Baker Chowdhury, MD Jamal Uddin, Hafiz M.R. Khan, and MD Rabiul Haque

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Genetic Associations of PPARGC1A with Type 2 Diabetes: Differences among Populations with African Origins, Amanpreet K. Cheema, Tan Li, Juan P. Liuzzi, Gustavo G. Zarini, Mehmet T. Dorak, and Fatma G. Huffman

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Previous Preterm Birth and Current Maternal Complications as a Risk Factor of Subsequent Stillbirth, Boubakari Ibrahimou, Cynthia Anozie, Cara de la Cruz, and Hamisu Salihu

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Infant mortality in twin pregnancies following in-utero demise of the co-twin, Boubakari Ibrahimou, Hamisu M. Salihu, Muktar H. Aliyu, Gary English, and Getachew Dagne

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Waterpipe a gateway to cigarette smoking initiation among adolescents in Irbid, Jordan: a longitudinal study, Rana Jaber, Purnima Madhivanan, Emir Veledar, Y. Khader, F. Mzayek, and Wasim Maziak

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Impact of Donor Lung Gram Stain on Post-Transplant Pneumonia and Mortality: More Lungs Can Be Used to Save Lives, Sher Ali Khan, Emir Veledar, Cathy Logan, Sanjay Mehta, Gordon Yung, and Saima Aslam

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A Novel Biomarker of Oxidative Stress is Associated with Risk of Death in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease, Riyaz S. Patel, Nima Ghasemzadeh, Danny J. Eapen, Salman Sher, Shawn Arshad, Yi-an Ko, Emir Veledar, Habib Samady, A. Maziar Zafari, Laurence Sperling, and Viola Vaccarino

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Circulating CD34+ Progenitor Cells and Risk of Mortality in a Population with Coronary Artery Disease, Riyaz S. Patel, Qunna Li, Nima Ghasemzadeh, Danny J. Eapen, Lauren D. Moss, A. Umair Janjua, Pankaj Manocha, Hatem Al Kassem, Emir Veledar, Habib Samady, W. Robert Taylor, A. Maziar Zafari, Laurence Sperling, Viola Vaccarino, Edmund Waller, and Arshed A. Quyyumi

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Logic regression-derived algorithms for syndromic management of vaginal infections, Sujit D. Rathod, Tan Li, Jeffery D. Klausner, Alan Hubbard, Arthur L. Reingold, and Purnima Madhivanan

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The benefits of inositol-stabilized arginine silicate as a workout ingredient, S. Rood-Ojalvo, D. Sandler, Emir Veledar, and J. Komorowski

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Integrated Bioinformatics, Environmental Epidemiologic and Genomic Approaches to Identify Environmental and Molecular Links between Endometriosis and Breast Cancer, Deodutta Roy, Marisa L. Morgan, Changwon Yoo, Alok Deoraj, Sandhya Roy, Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mohannad Garoub, Hamza Assaggaf, and Mayur Doke

Faculty Publications from 2014

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Circadian Variation in Vascular Function and Regenerative Capacity in Healthy Humans, Ibhar Al Mheid, Frank Corrigan, Farheen Shirazi, Emir Veledar, Qunna Li, Wayne R. Alexander, W. Robert Taylor, Edmund K. Waller, and Arshed A. Quyyumi

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Consulting Communities When Patients Cannot Consent: A Multi-Center Study of Community Consultation for Research in Emergency Settings, Neal W. Dickert, Victoria A. Mah, Michellle H. Biros, Deneil M. Harney, Robert Silbergleit, Jeremy Sugarman, Emir Veledar, Kevin P. Weinfurt, David W. Wright, and Rebecca D. Pentz

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Soluble Urokinase Plasminogen Activator Receptor Level Is an Independent Predictor of the Presence and Severity of Coronary Artery Disease and of Future Adverse Events, Danny J. Eapen, Pankaj Manocha, Nima Ghasemzadeh, Riyaz S. Patel, Hatem Al Kassem, Muhammad Hammadah, Emir Veledar, Ngoc-Anh Le, Tomasz Pielak, Christian W. Thorball, Aristea Velegraki, Dimitrios T. Kremastinos, Stamatios lerakis, Laurence Sperling, and Arshed A. Quyyumi

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Oxidative Stress is Associated with Increased Pulmonary Artery Systolic Pressure in Humans, Nima Ghasemzadeh, Riyaz S. Patel, Danny J. Eapen, Emir Veledar, Hatem Al Kassem, Pankaj Manocha, Mohamed Khayata, A. Maziar Zafari, Laurence Sperling, Dean P. Jones, and Arshed A. Quyyumi

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Cigarette smoking worsens systemic inflammation in persons with metabolic syndrome, Omar Jamal, Ehimen C. Aneni, Sameer Shaharyar, Shozab S. Ali, Don Parris, John W. McEvoy, Emir Veledar, Michael J. Blaha, Roger S. Blumenthal, Arthur Agatston, Raquel D. Conceicao, Theodore Feldman, Jose A. Carvalho, Raul D. Santos, and Khurram Nasir

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Inferential Statistics from Black Hispanic Breast Cancer Survival Data, Hafiz M.R. Khan, Anshul Saxena, Elizabeth Ross, Venkataraghavan Ramamoorthy, and Diana Sheehan

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Qualitative assessment of Tongue Drive System by people with high-level spinal cord injury, Jeonghee Kim, Hangue Park, Joy Bruce, Diane Rowles, Jaimee Holbrook, Beatrice Nardone, Dennis P. West, Anne E. Laumann, Elliot Roth, Emir Veledar, and Maysam Ghovanloo

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Association Between Ideal Cardiovascular Health and Carotid Intima-Media Thickness: A Twin Study, Ambar Kulshreshtha, Abhinav Goyal, Emir Veledar, William McClellan, Suzanne Judd, Silvia C. Eufinger, J. Douglas Bremner, Jack Goldberg, and Viola Vaccarino

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Endothelial dysfunction is associated with occult coronary artery disease detected by positron emission tomography, Ambar Kulshreshtha, Yan Zheng, Arshed A. Quyyumi, Emir Veledar, John Votaw, Irina Uphoff, J. Douglas Bremmer, Jack Goldberg, and Viola Vaccarino

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ItchyQoL Bands: Pilot Clinical Interpretation of Scores, Elyse M. Love, Gerardo A. Marrazzo, Seema Kini, Emir Veledar, and Suephy C. Chen

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Large-Scale Genome-Wide Association Studies and Meta-Analyses of Longitudinal Change in Adult Lung Function, Wenbo Tang, Matthew Kowgier, Daan W. Loth, Maria Soler Artigas, Bonnie R. Joubert, Emily Hodge, Sina A. Gharib, Albert V. Smith, Ingo Ruczinski, Vilmundur Gudnason, Rasika A. Mathias, Tamara B. Harris, Nadia N. Hansel, Lenore J. Launer, Kathleen C. Barnes, Joyanna G. Hansen, and O. Dale Williams

Faculty Publications from 2013

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Aggregate Risk Score Based on Markers of Inflammation, Cell Stress, and Coagulation Is an Independent Predictor of Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes, Danny J. Eapen, Pankaj Manocha, Riyaz S. Patel, Muhammad Hammadah, Emir Veledar, Christina Wassel, Ravi A. Nanjundappa, Sergey Sikora, Dylan Malayter, Peter W.F. Wilson, Laurence Sperling, Arshed A. Quyyumi, and Stephen E. Epstein

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Features of portal hypertension are associated with major adverse events in Fontan patients: The VAST study, Robert W. Elder, Nancy M. McCabe, Camden Hebson, Emir Veledar, Rene Romero, Ryan M. Ford, William T. Mahle, Brian E. Kogon, Anurag Sahu, Maan Jokhadar, Michael E. McConnell, and Wendy M. Book

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The Tongue Enables Computer and Wheelchair Control for People with Spinal Cord Injury, Jeonghee Kim, Hangue Park, Joy Bruce, Erica Sutton, Diane Rowles, Deborah Pucci, Jaimee Holbrook, Julia Minocha, Beatrice Nardone, Dennis West, Anne Laumann, Eliot Roth, Mike Jones, Emir Veledar, and Maysam Ghovanloo

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Epicardial adipose tissue measured by magnetic resonance imaging predicts abnormal adenosine stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging and future adverse cardiovascular events, Joseph J. Lamanna, Chesnal D. Arepalli, Agathi R. Vrettou, Emily L. Ebert, Arash Harzand, Emir Veledar, John N. Oshinski, and Stamatios Lerakis

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Assessing Methods for Assigning SNPs to Genes in Gene-Based Tests of Association Using Common Variants, Ashley Petersen, Carolina Alvarez, Scott DeClaire, and Nathan L. Tintle

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Association between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Inflammation: A Twin Study, Laura Plantinga, J. Douglas Bremner, Andrew A. Miller, Dean P. Jones, Emir Veledar, Jack Goldberg, and Viola Vaccarino

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Impaired Autonomic Modulation in Male Twins, Amit J. Shah, Rachel Lampert, Jack Goldberg, Emir Veledar, J. Douglas Bremner, and Viola Vaccarino

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Incidence of Coronary Heart Disease: A Twin Study, Viola Vaccarino, Jack Goldberg, Cherie Rooks, Amit J. Shah, Emir Veledar, Tracy L. Faber, John R. Votaw, Christopher W. Forsberg, and J. Douglas Bremner

Faculty Publications from 2012

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Prognostic Value of Stress Myocardial Perfusion Positron Emission Tomography: Results From A Multicenter Observational Registry, Sharmila Dorbala, Marcelo F. Di Carli, Rob S. Beanlands, Micheal E. Merhinge, Brent A. Williams, Emir Veledar, Benjamin JW Chow, James K. Min, Michael J. Pencina, Daniel S. Berman, and Leslee J. Shaw

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Genome-Wide Joint Meta-Analysis of SNP and SNP-by- Smoking Interaction Identifies Novel Loci for Pulmonary Function, Dana B. Hancock, Maria Soler Artigas, Sina A. Gharib, Amanda Henry, Ani Manichaikul, Adaikalavan Ramasamy, Daan W. Loth, Medea Imboden, Beate Koch, Wendy L. McArdle, Albert V. Smith, Joanna Smolonska, Akshay Sood, Wenbo Tang, Jemma B. Wilk, Guangju Zhai, Jing hua Zhao, Hugues Aschard, Kristen M. Burkart, Ivan Curjuric, Mark Eijgelsheim, Paul Elliott, Xiangjun Gu, Tamara B. Harris, Christer Janson, Georg Homuth, Pirro G. Hysi, and O. Dale Williams