Research Opportunities

We have plenty of research opportunities such as but not limited to publications, posters at national conferences, oral presentations, and peer to peer formal teaching. Below are some of our resident’s recent accomplishments!

Peer-Reviewed Publications

2020

  • Bosques G, Philip K, Francisco GE. Integration of Chronic Disability Management in a Medical Student Curriculum. Submitted 11/2019. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. Accepted 14 Sept 2020. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32932360.
  • Philip K and Sambasivan A. Radicular Pain after Hip Disarticulation: A Clinical Vignette. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. Submitted 6/2020. Accepted 28 Aug 2020. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32889860.
  • Philip K, Naumann H, Sambasivan A. Lumbar Discal Cyst Presenting as Lumbosacral Radiculopathy. Radiological Society of North America Case Collection. Submitted 5/2020. Accepted with minor revisions 7/17/2020.
  • Philip K, Won W, Sambasivan A. Inflammatory Arthritides. PM&R Knowledge Now. Submitted 3/21/2020. Accepted 5/20/2020.
  • Wang W, Chen NY, Ren D, Davis J, Philip K, Eltzschiq HK, Blackburn MR, Karmouty-Quintana H, Weng T. Enhancing Extracellular Adenosine Levels Restores Barrier Function in Acute Lung Injury through Expression of Focal Adhesion Proteins. Submitted 3/2020, Under Review.
  • Philip K, Mills T, Davies J, Chen NY, Karmouty-Quintana H, Hernandez A, Luo F, Molina JG, Eltzschig HK, and Blackburn MR. Myeloid-specific HIF1 a -deletion Exacerbates Acute Lung Injury. In Preparation.
  • Martinez CI, Sanchez AN, Stampas A, Woo J, Gutierrez MV. “Demographics and Durable Medical Equipment Needs of Persons with Disabilities in a Charitable Rehabilitation Clinic.” AJPMR
  • Sanchez AN, Martinez CI, Stampas A, Pedroza C, Escalon MX, Silver JK, Frontera J, Gutierrez MV. “Ethnic/Racial Diversity in PM&R Compared to All Other Medical Specialties.” AJPMR
  • Zhang B, Karri J, O’Brien K, DiTommaso C, Kothari S, Li S. Spasticity management in persons with Disorders of Consciousness. PM&R. 2020 Jul 27. Online ahead of print.
  • Zhang B, Darji N, Francisco G, Li S. The time course of onset and peak effects of phenol neurolysis. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2020 Aug 10. Online ahead of print.
  • Karri J, Zhang B, Li S. Phenol neurolysis for management of focal spasticity in the distal upper extremity. PM&R; 2020,12(3):246-250.
  • Karri J, Zhang B, Li S. Response to letter to the editor regarding “Phenol neurolysis for management of focal spasticity in the distal upper extremity”. PM&R; 2020,12(9):943-944.
  • Tian RJ, Zhang B, Zhu YL. Rhythmic auditory stimulation as an adjuvant therapy improved post-stroke motor functions of the upper extremity: a randomized controlled pilot study. Frontiers in Neuroscience; 2020,14:649.

2019

  • Weng T, Ko J, Masamha CP, Xia Z, Xiang Y, Chen NY, Molina JG, Collum SD, Mertens T, Luo F, Philip K, Davies J, Huang J, Wilson C, Thandavarayan R, Bruckner BA, Jyothula SS, Volcik KA, Lei L, Han L, Wei L, Assasi S, Karmouty-Quintana H, Wagner EJ, Blackburn MR. Cleavage Factor 25 Deregulation Contributes to Pulmonary Fibrosis through Alternative Polyadenylation. JCI. Submitted January 2019. Accepted 09 April 2019. PMID 30830875.
  • Collum SD, Molina JG, Hanmandlu A, Bi W, Pedroza M, Mertens T, Wilson C, Sun W, Rajadas J, Bollyky PL, Philip K, Amirthalingam RA, Bruckner BA, Blackburn MR, Karmouty-Quintana H. Adenosine and Hyaluronan modulate lung fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension in Combined Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema (CPFE). Disease Models & Mechanisms. Submitted January 2019. Accepted 10 April 2019. PMID 31036697.
  • Philip K, Mills T, Davies J, Chen NY, Karmouty-Quintana H, Luo F, Molina JG, Amione-Guerra J, Sinha N, Guha A, Eltzschig HK, and Blackburn MR. HIF1A Up-regulates the ADORA2B on Alternatively Activated Macrophages and Contributes to Pulmonary Fibrosis. FASEB. Accepted 12 July 2017. PMID: 28701304.
  • The Use of Ultrasonography in Expediting Septic Joint Identification and Treatment: A Case Report Kim S, Baradia H, Sambasivan A. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2019 Jul 29. PMID 31361617
  • Hua Y, Li C, Hu J, Wang YY, Liu PL, Gao BY, Chen C, Xu DS, Zhang B, Bai YL. Fluoxetine adjunct to therapeutic exercise promotes motor recovery in rats with cerebral ischemia: roles of nucleus accumbens. Brain Research Bulletin; 2019,153:1-7.
  • Qiu X, Zhang B, Chen C, Gao T, Sun C, Xie B, Bai YL. Recovery of Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome with multi-modal rehabilitation therapy: A case report and review of literature. International Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; 2019,7(1):510.

2018

  • Karmouty-Quintana H, Molina JG, Philip K, Bellocchi C, Gudenkauf B, Wu M, Chen NY, Collum SD, Ko J, Agarwal SK, Assasi S, Zhong H, Blackburn MR, Weng T. The Anti-fibrotic Effect of Adenosine A2B Receptor Antagonism in a Mouse Model of Dermal Fibrosis. Arthritis Rheumatol. Accepted 2018 May 17. PMID 29771006.
  • Genetic fine-mapping of the Iowan SNCA gene triplication in a patient with Parkinson’s disease Faria Zafar, Ruksana Azhu Valappil, Sam Kim, Krisztina K. Johansen, Anne Lynn S. Chang, James W. Tetrud, Peggy S. Eis, Eli Hatchwell, J. William Langston, Dennis W. Dickson, Birgitt Schüle. Nature Partner Journal Parkinson’s Disease, Article number: 18 (2018)

2017

  • White matter changes in corticospinal tract associated with improvement in arm and hand functions in incomplete cervical spinal cord injury: Pilot Case Series Nuray Yozbatiran, PhD, Zafer Keser, MD, Khader Hasan, PhD, Argyrios Stampas, MD, Radha Korupolu, MD, Sam Kim, Marcia K. O’Malley, PhD, Felipe Fregni, MD, Gerard E. Francisco, MD. Nature Spinal Cord Series and Cases. 2017 Jun 15;3:17028.
  • Heart Rate Variability in leucinerich repeat kinase 2-Associated Parkinson’s Disease Naomi P. Visanji, Grace S. Bhudhikanok, Tiago A. Mestre, Taneera Ghate, Kaviraj Udupa, Amaal AlDakheel, Barbara S. Connolly, Carmen Gasca-Salas, Drew S. Kern, Jennifer Jain, Elizabeth J. Slow, Achinoam Faust-Socher, Sam Kim, Ruksana Azhu Valappil, Farah Kausar, Ekaterina Rogaeva, J. William Langston, Caroline M. Tanner, Birgitt Schule, Anthony E. Lang, Samuel M. Goldman and Connie Marras. Movement Disorders. 2017

 

National and International Conferences

2020

  • Philip K and Sambasivan A. Internal Shoulder Impingement in Patients with Tetraplegia. Association of Academic Physiatrists/International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. March 2020.
  • Philip K, Darji N, Forrest E, Bloodworth E, Tan F. Lower Extremity Weakness after Childhood Quinine Gluconate Injection. Association of Academic Physiatrists/International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. March 2020.
  • Etesam A, Philip K, Lin M, Falco C. Use of Lorazepam to Increase Participation and Arousal in a Non-catatonic Patient with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A Case Report. Association of Academic Physiatrists/International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. March 2020.
  • Altounian D, Philip K, and Barton C. “Incorporating a Peer-to-Peer Mentorship Program in Medical Resident Education.” PM&R Residency Quality Improvement Project Presentations. 4 June 2020.
  • R. Fukui, C. Gutierrez, J. Frontera, “How does motivation to therapy contribute to functional recovery: A Case Report.” Association of Academic Physiatrists/International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. March 2020.
  • Lin A, Shah R, Davis M. The importance of comprehensive spinal cord injury rehabilitation in the case of neuromyelitis optica and transverse myelitis. Poster presented at: Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals; 2020 Sept 12-13 and Sept 21-22; Virtual format.
  • Lin A, Sambasivan A. Axial low back pain, Not always what it seems. Poster to be presented at: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly; 2020 Nov 12-15; Virtual format.
  • Zhang B, Karri J, O’Brien K, DiTommaso C, Kothari S, Li S. Spasticity management in persons with disorders of consciousness: new insights from current practice. ACRM 2020.
  • Establishing Clinical Practice Guidelines for Limb Loss Rehabilitation: Challenges and Obstacles Faced in Defining a Standard of Care, Underscoring the Need for a National Limb Loss Registry. Danielle Melton, MD, Kristin Reeves, PT, Diana Johnson, MD. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference. October 21st, 2020.
  • Zhang B, Woo J, O’Brien K. What happens to the small number of referrals that make it to a Disorders of Consciousness rehabilitation program? ACRM 2020.
  • Woo J, Zhang B, O’Brien K. What happens to the small number of referrals that make it to a Disorders of Consciousness rehabilitation program? AAPM&R 2020.
  • Zhang B, Darji N, Francisco G, Li S. When does the effect of phenol neurolysis reach its peak? AAP&ISPRM 2020. Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • Tian RJ, Zhang B, Zhu YL. Rhythmic auditory stimulation improved post-stroke upper extremity motor function: a pilot study. AAP&ISPRM 2020. Orlando, Florida, USA.

2019

  • Philip K and Sambasivan A. “Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Interventions for the Older Adult.” (with live ultrasound demonstration). Huffington Ground Rounds Lecture Series. Department of Geriatrics, McGovern Medical School, UTHealth. Houston, Texas. 8 November 2019.
  • Philip K. “Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.” 2019 William H. Donovan Critical Review of the Literature. Houston, Texas. 24 October 2019.
  • Philip K and Sambasivan A. Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection for Phantom Lumbar Radiculopathy. Texas Pain Society 11th Annual Meeting. San Antonio, Texas. October 2019.
  • Philip K, Joshi M, Rosario JD, Nguyen D, Singh J, Wong B, and Baradia H. Improving Resident Competency and Comfort with Application of Evidence-based Literature through Journal Club Presentations. UT Health and Baylor College of Medicine Residency Quality-Improvement Symposium. Houston, TX. March 2019.
  • Bosques G, Philip K, and Francisco G. Integration of Chronic Disability Management in Medical Student Curriculum. University of Texas AHSE. Austin, TX. February 2017.
  • Wagner, EJ, Sambasivan, AJ, Galloza-Otero, JC, Sanchez, AN. (February, 2019). Acromioclavicular Joint Arthralgia Associated With Ipsilateral Upper-limb Radiating Pain Poster presented at: American Academy of Physiatry (AAP); San Juan, PR, USA.
  • Wagner, EJ, Sanchez, AN, Sambasivan, AJ, Galloza-Otero, JC. (November, 2019). Not All Radiating Arm Pain Originates from the Neck: An International Case Series on Acromioclavicular Arthralgia Poster presented at: American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R); San Antonio, TX, USA.
  • Philip K and Bosques G. “Assessment of Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Practices Across the United States.” American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2019 Annual Meeting – Community Day: Pediatric Rehabilitation Session. San Antonio, Texas. 14 November 2019.
  • Philip K and Sambasivan A. “Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Interventions for the Older Adult.” 2nd Annual Aging and Rejuvenation Conference. Berlin, Germany. 2 October 2019.
  • Zhang B, Karri J, O’Brien K, DiTommaso C, Kothari S, Li S. Comprehensive review of a single-center disorder of consciousness (DoC) rehabilitation program. Association of Academic Physiatrist Annual Assembly (AAP 2019). Puerto Rico, USA.
  • Isidro T, Newman M, Karri J, Zhang B, Wu A, Hui V, Mollett P, Verduzco-Gutierrez M. Pager fatigue: combating resident burnout. AAP&ISPRM 2020. Orlando, Florida, USA. // AAPM&R 2019. San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  • Qiu X, Zhang B. Multimodal rehabilitation for Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome (FCMS): a case Report. AAPM&R 2019. San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  • Zhang B, Forrest E. Bilateral sciatic neuropathy due to prolonged seated position. AAP 2019. Puerto Rico, USA.
  • Karri J, Zhang B, Li S. Practice patterns and safety profiles of phenol neurolysis to distal upper extremity nerves. AAP 2019. Puerto Rico, USA.
  • Sanchez A, Martinez CI, Frontera JE, Stampas A, Escalon M, Gutierrez MV. “Ethnic/Racial Diversity in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Compared to All Other Medical Specialties.” AAP/ISPRM
  • Martinez CI, Sanchez A, Stampas A, Woo JE, Gutierrez MV. “Demographics and Durable Medical Equipment Needs of Uninsured and Underinsured Persons with Disabilities in a Charitable Rehabilitation Clinic.” AAP/ISPRM
  • Sanchez A, Martinez CI, Frontera JE, Stampas A, Escalon M, Gutierrez MV. “Ethnic/Racial Diversity in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Compared to All Other Medical Specialties.” AAP/ISPRM
  • Martinez CI, Sanchez AN, Gutierrez MV, Frontera JE, Escalon MX, Lee MY. “Characteristics of Current Academic Chairs in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.” AAPMR
  • Martinez CI, Sanchez AN, Lee MY, Frontera JE, Escalon MX, Gutierrez MV. “Characteristics of Current Academic Program Directors in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.” AAP
  • Sanchez AN, Martinez CI, Lara AM, Escalon MX, Gutierrez MV. “Evaluation of Diversity Presence Amongst Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Websites.” AAP
  • Jumreornvong O, Tabacof L, Sanchez AN, Haque A, Bolds A, Martinez CI, Gutierrez MV, Escalon MX. “Awareness of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as a Specialty among US Medical Students.” AAP

2018

  • Zhang B, Li C, Bao W, Li Y, et al. Exercise brings balance of glucose metabolism to bilateral motor pathways in cerebral ischemic rat: A preliminary study using microPET. ISPRM 2018. Paris, France.
  • Hasanov E, Paul NM, Keser Z, Salir K, Philip K, and Patel MB. Where is the problem: in the heart or in the brain? A unique case of PRES and Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. ACP’s Texas Associate’s Day – Clinical Medicine Poster. Houston, TX. 28 April 2018.

2017

  • Bosques G and Philip K. “Pediatric Immune-mediated Brachial Plexopathy.” AAPMR Knowledge NOW Article of the Year in Pediatric Rehabilitation. American Academy of PM&R 2017 Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. October 2017.
  • Bosques G, Philip K, Frontera J, and Francisco G. “Integration of Chronic Disability Management Education in the Medical Student Curriculum.” Association of Academic Physiatrists 2017 Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. 9 February 2017.