Publications & Presentations

Bold/underlined names are BDMC staff
Underlined names are CHOP Biostatistics Faculty


Fogel MA, Li C, Elci OU, Pawlowski T, Schwab PJ, Wilson F, Nicolson SC, Montenegro LM, Diaz L, Spray TL, Gaynor JW, Fuller S, Mascio C, Keller MS, Harris MA, Whitehead KK, Bethel J, Vossough A, Licht DJ. Neurological Injury and Cerebral Blood Flow in Single Ventricles Throughout Staged Surgical Reconstruction. Circulation. 2017 Feb 14;135(7):671-682. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.116.021724.

Potts DA, Davis KF, Elci OU, Fein JA. A Vibrating Cold Device to Reduce Pain in the Pediatric Emergency Department: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Jan 24. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001041.

Taubman B, McHugh J, Rosen F, Elci OU. Repeat Concussion and Recovery Time in a Primary Care Pediatric Office. J Child Neurol. 2016 Dec;31(14):1607-1610.

Taubman B, Rosen F, McHugh J, Grady MF, Elci OU. The Timing of Cognitive and Physical Rest and Recovery in Concussion. J Child Neurol. 2016 Dec;31(14):1555-1560.

Stallings VA, Schall JI, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, Alshaikh BN, Dougherty KA, Hommel K, Ryan J, Elci OU, Shaw WA. Effect of Oral Lipid Matrix Supplement on Fat Absorption in Cystic Fibrosis: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 Dec;63(6):676-680.

Bennett J, Wellman J, Marshall KA, McCague S, Ashtari M, DiStefano-Pappas J, Elci OU, Chung DC, Sun J, Wright JF, Cross DR, Aravand P, Cyckowski LL, Bennicelli JL, Mingozzi F, Auricchio A, Pierce EA, Ruggiero J, Leroy BP, Simonelli F, High KA, Maguire AM. Safety and durability of effect of contralateral-eye administration of AAV2 gene therapy in patients with childhood-onset blindness caused by RPE65 mutations: a follow-on phase 1 trial. Lancet. 2016 Aug 13;388(10045):661-72. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30371-3.

Mitchell JA, Chesi A, Elci O, McCormack SE, Roy SM, Kalkwarf HJ, Lappe JM, Gilsanz V, Oberfield SE, Shepherd JA, Kelly A, Grant SF, Zemel BS. Physical Activity Benefits the Skeleton of Children Genetically Predisposed to Lower Bone Density in Adulthood. J Bone Miner Res. 2016 Aug;31(8):1504-12. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.2872.

Mitchell JA, Chesi A, Elci O, McCormack SE, Roy SM, Kalkwarf HJ, Lappe JM, Gilsanz V, Oberfield SE, Shepherd JA, Kelly A, Grant SF, Zemel BS. Genetic Risk Scores Implicated in Adult Bone Fragility Associate With Pediatric Bone Density. J Bone Miner Res. 2016 Apr; 31(4):789-95. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.2744. Epub 2015 Dec 14.

Schall JI, Mascarenhas MR, Maqbool A, Dougherty KA, Elci O, Wang DJ, Altes TA, Hommel KA, Shaw W, Moore J, Stallings VA. Choline Supplementation With a Structured Lipid in Children With Cystic Fibrosis: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 Apr; 62(4):618-26.

Nandi D, Lin KY, O'Connor MJ, Elci OU, Kim JJ, Decker JA, Price JF, Zafar F, Morales DL, Denfield SW, Dreyer WJ, Jefferies JL, Rossano JW. Hospital Charges for Pediatric Heart Failure-Related Hospitalizations from 2000 to 2009. Pediatr Cardiol. 2016 Mar; 37(3):512-8. doi: 10.1007/s00246-015-1308-0. Epub 2015 Dec 8.

Savla J, Lin KY, Pradhan M, Ruebner RL, Rogers RS, Haskins SS, Owens AT, Abt P, Gaynor JW, Shaddy RE, Rossano JW. Heart Retransplant Recipients Have Better Survival With Concurrent Kidney Transplant Than With Heart Retransplant Alone. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Dec 11; 4(12). pii: e002435. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.115.002435.

Lasa JJ, Rogers RS, Localio R, Shults J, Raymond T, Gaies M, Thiagarajan R, Laussen PC, Kilbaugh T, Berg RA, Nadkarni V, Topjian A. Extracorporeal-Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (E-CPR) During Pediatric In-Hospital Cardiopulmonary Arrest is Associated with Improved Survival to Discharge: A Report from the American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines® - Resuscitation Registry (GWTG-R). Circulation. 2015 Dec 3. pii: CIRCULATIONAHA.115.016082. [Epub ahead of print]

Achuff BJ, Nicolson SC, Elci OU, Zuppa AF. Intraoperative dexmedetomidine reduces postoperative mechanical ventilation in infants after open heart surgery. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Jun; 16(5):440-7. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000000382.

Fogel MA, Li C, Wilson F, Pawlowski T, Nicolson SC, Montenegro LM, Diaz, Berenstein L, Spray TL, Gaynor JW, Fuller S, Keller MS, Harris MA, Whitehead KK, Clancy R, Elci O, Bethel J, Vossough A, Licht DJ. Relationship of cerebral blood flow to aortic-to-pulmonary collateral/shunt flow in single ventricles. Heart 101(16) P 1325-31. 2015 Jun 5. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2014-307311.

Tebas P, Spitsin S, Barrett JS, Tuluc F, Elci O, Korelitz JJ, Wagner W, Winters A, Kim D, Catalano R, Evans DL, Douglas SD. Reduction of soluble CD163, substance P, programmed death 1 and inflammatory markers: phase 1B trial of aprepitant in HIV-1-infected adults. AIDS. 2015 May 15;29(8):931-9. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000000638.

Mitchell JA, Chesi A, Elci O, McCormack SE, Kalkwarf HJ, Lappe JM, Gilsanz V, Oberfield SE, Shepherd JA, Kelly A, Zemel BS, Grant SF. Genetics of Bone Mass in Childhood and Adolescence: Effects of Sex and Maturation Interactions. J Bone Miner Res. 30(9): P1676-83. 2015 Mar 12. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.2508.

Wright SW, Steenhoff AP, Elci O, Wolfe HA, Ralston M, Kgosiesele T, Makone I, Mazhani L, Nadkarni VM, Meaney PA. Impact of contextualized pediatric resuscitation training on pediatric healthcare providers in Botswana. Resuscitation. 2015 Mar; 88:57-62. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2014.12.007.

Wittlieb-Weber CA, Lin KY, Zaoutis TE, O'Connor MJ, Gerald K, Paridon SM, Shaddy RE, Rossano JW. Pediatric versus adult cardiomyopathy and heart failure-related hospitalizations: a value-based analysis. J Card Fail. 2015 Jan; 21(1):76-82. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2014.10.011. Epub 2014 Oct 24.

Mercer-Rosa L, Paridon SM, Fogel MA, Rychik J, Tanel RE, Zhao H, Zhang X, Yang W, Shults J, Goldmuntz E. 22q11.2 Deletion Status and Disease Burden in Children and Adolescents with Tetralogy of Fallot. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2015 Jan 5. pii: CIRCGENETICS.114.000819. [Epub ahead of print]

Conlon TW, Falkensammer CB, Hammond RS, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Topjian AA. Association of Left Ventricular Systolic Function and Vasopressor Support With Survival Following Pediatric Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 Dec 31. [Epub ahead of print]

Mercer-Rosa L, Ingall E, Zhang X, McBride M, Kawut S, Fogel M, Paridon S, Goldmuntz E. The Impact of Pulmonary Insufficiency on the Right Ventricle: A Comparison of Isolated Valvar Pulmonary Stenosis and Tetralogy of Fallot. Pediatr Cardiol. 2014 Dec 18. [Epub ahead of print]

Keeshan BC, Rossano JW, Beck N, Hammond R, Kreindler J, Spray TL, Fuller S, Goldfarb S. Lung transplant waitlist mortality: Height as a predictor of poor outcomes. Pediatr Transplant. 2014 Nov 19. doi: 10.1111/petr.12390. [Epub ahead of print]

Kirschen MP, Topjian AA, Hammond R, Illes J, Abend NS. Neuroprognostication after pediatric cardiac arrest. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Nov; 51(5):663-668.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2014.07.026. Epub 2014 Jul 24.

Savla J, Lin KY, Lefkowitz DS, Paridon SM, Gaynor JW, Hammond R, Shaddy RE, Rossano JW. Adolescent age and heart transplantation outcomes in myocarditis or congenital heart disease. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Sep; 33(9):943-9. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2014.04.018. Epub 2014 May 9.

O'Byrne ML, Mercer-Rosa L, Zhao H, Zhang X, Yang W, Tanel RE, Marino BS, Cassedy A, Fogel MA, Rychik J, Paridon S, Goldmuntz E. Morbidity in children and adolescents after surgical correction of interrupted aortic arch. Pediatr Cardiol. 2014 Mar; 35(3):386-92. doi: 10.1007/s00246-013-0788-z. Epub 2013 Sep 15.

Valdes SO, Donoghue AJ, Hoyme DB, Hammond R, Berg MD, Berg RA, Samson RA, American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators. Outcomes associated with amiodarone and lidocaine in the treatment of in-hospital pediatric cardiac arrest with pulseless ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. Resuscitation. 2014 Mar; 85(3):381-6. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2013.12.008. Epub 2013 Dec 19.

Laetsch TW, Liu X, Vu A, Sliozberg M, Vido M, Elci OU, Goldsmith KC, Hogarty MD. Multiple components of the spliceosome regulate Mcl1 activity in neuroblastoma. Cell Death Dis. 2014 Feb 20; 5:e1072. doi: 10.1038/cddis.2014.40.

Hirschinger-Blank N, Forke CM, Kenyon A, Myers RK, Zhang X, Schwarz D. Feasibility of Conducting Child Abuse Research with Girls in Juvenile Detention Using Audio-Computer Assisted Self-Interview (ACASI) Technology. Journal of Criminal Justice Education. 2014 Feb; 25(2).

Zonfrillo MR, Durbin DR, Winston FK, Zhang X, Stineman MG. Residual cognitive disability after completion of inpatient rehabilitation among injured children. J Pediatr. 2014 Jan; 164(1):130-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.09.022. Epub 2013 Oct 24.

Rossano JW, Lin KY, Paridon SM, Zhang X, Gaynor JW, Kaufman BD, Shaddy RE. Pediatric heart transplantation from donors with depressed ventricular function: an analysis of the United Network of Organ Sharing Database. Circ Heart Fail. 2013 Nov; 6(6):1223-9. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.112.000029. Epub 2013 Aug 28.

O'Byrne ML, Mercer-Rosa L, Zhao H, Zhang X, Yang W, Cassedy A, Fogel MA, Rychik J, Tanel RE, Marino BS, Paridon S, Goldmuntz E. Morbidity in children and adolescents after surgical correction of truncus arteriosus communis. Am Heart J. 2013 Sep; 166(3):512-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2013.05.023. Epub 2013 Jul 16.

Badaki-Makun O, Nadel F, Donoghue A, McBride M, Niles D, Seacrist T, Maltese M, Zhang X, Paridon S, Nadkarni VM. Chest compression quality over time in pediatric resuscitations. Pediatrics. 2013 Mar; 131(3):e797-804. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-1892. Epub 2013 Feb 25.

Arbogast KB, Locey CM, Hammond R, Belwadi A. Injury risk for rear-seated occupants in small overlap crashes. Ann Adv Automot Med. 2013; 57:267-80.

Arbogast KB, Mathews EA, Seacrist T, Maltese MR, Hammond R, Balasubramanian S, Kent RW, Tanji H, St Lawrence S, Higuchi K. The effect of pretensioning and age on torso rollout in restrained human volunteers in far-side lateral and oblique loading. Stapp Car Crash J. 2012 Oct; 56:443-67.

Schwarz DF, O'Sullivan AL, Guinn J, Mautone JA, Carlson EC, Zhao H, Zhang X, Esposito TL, Askew M, Radcliffe J. Promoting Early Intervention Referral Through a Randomized Controlled Home-Visiting Program. J Early Interv. 2012 March; 34(1):20–39.

Tebas P, Tuluc F, Barrett JS, Wagner W, Kim D, Zhao H, Gonin R, Korelitz J, Douglas SD. A randomized, placebo controlled, double masked phase IB study evaluating the safety and antiviral activity of aprepitant, a neurokinin-1 receptor antagonist in HIV-1 infected adults. PLoS One. 2011; 6(9):e24180. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0024180. Epub 2011 Sep 8.

Balachandran K, Bakay MA, Connolly JM, Zhang X, Yoganathan AP, Levy RJ. Aortic valve cyclic stretch causes increased remodeling activity and enhanced serotonin receptor responsiveness. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Jul; 92(1):147-53. doi:  10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.03.084.

Friedlander JA, Loeben GS, Finnegan PK, Puma AE, Zhang X, de Zoeten EF, Piccoli DA, Mamula P. A novel method to enhance informed consent: a prospective and randomised trial of form-based versus electronic assisted informed consent in paediatric endoscopy. J Med Ethics. 2011 Apr; 37(4):194-200. doi: 10.1136/jme.2010.037622. Epub 2011 Jan 18.

Quartermain MD, Ittenbach RF, Flynn TB, Gaynor JW, Zhang X, Licht DJ, Ichord RN, Nance ML, Wernovsky G. Neuropsychological status in children after repair of acyanotic congenital heart disease. Pediatrics. 2010 Aug; 126(2):e351-9. doi: 10.1542/peds.2009-2822. Epub 2010 Jul 26.

Goldsmith KC, Lestini BJ, Gross M, Ip L, Bhumbla A, Zhang X, Zhao H, Liu X, Hogarty MD. BH3 response profiles from neuroblastoma mitochondria predict activity of small molecule Bcl-2 family antagonists. Cell Death Differ. 2010 May; 17(5):872-82. doi: 10.1038/cdd.2009.171. Epub 2009 Nov 6.

Bell LM, Grundmeier R, Localio R, Zorc J, Fiks AG, Zhang X, Stephens TB, Swietlik M, Guevara JP. Electronic health record-based decision support to improve asthma care: a cluster-randomized trial. Pediatrics. 2010 Apr; 125(4):e770-7. doi: 10.1542/peds.2009-1385. Epub 2010 Mar 15.

Andrews T, McGintee E, Mittal MK, Tyler L, Chew A, Zhang X, Pawlowski N, Zorc JJ. High-dose continuous nebulized levalbuterol for pediatric status asthmaticus: a randomized trial. J Pediatr. 2009 Aug; 155(2):205-10.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2009.01.073. Epub 2009 May 21.

Tabbutt S, Nicolson SC, Adamson PC, Zhang X, Hoffman ML, Wells W, Backer CL, McGowan FX, Tweddell JS, Bokesch P, Schreiner M. The safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics of esmolol for blood pressure control immediately after repair of coarctation of the aorta in infants and children: a multicenter, double-blind, randomized trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Aug; 136(2):321-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2007.09.086. Epub 2008 Jun 2.


Okatch H, Rogers R, Morales K, Chapman J, Marukutira T, Tshume O, Matshaba M, Gross R, Anabwani G, Lowenthal E. A longitudinal study to determine the effect of disclosure on adherence among HIV-infected adolescents in Botswana. International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC) 10th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence. Miami, FL. June 28-30, 2015.

McCague, Sarah; Wellman, Jennifer; Yu, Fan-Fan; Thill, Satha; DiStefano-Pappas, Julie; Bennett, Jean; Cross, Dominique; Marshall, Kathleen; High, Katherine; Chung, Daniel C.  Mobility testing validation study - Using a novel, standardized mobility test to evaluate functional vision in patients with inherited retinal degeneration.  Annual Meeting for The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). Denver, CO.  May 3-7, 2015.

Mitchell JA, Chesi A, Elci O, McCormack S, Roy S, Kalkwarf H, Lappe J, Gilsanz V, Oberfield S, Shepherd J, Kelly A, Zemel B, Grant SFA (Pending: March 2015). The Skeletal Benefits of Physical Activity in Childhood Are Dependent on Genetic Variation at Known Bone Density Loci. Endocrine Society (ENDO) Annual Meeting.  San Diego, CA.  March 5-8, 2015

Mitchell JA, Chesi A, Elci O, McCormack S, Kalkwarf H, Lappe J, Gilsanz V, Oberfield S, Shepherd J, Kelly A, Zemel B, Grant SFA. Adult Bone Density Loci and Sex Specific Bone Mass in Childhood. American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Annual Meeting.  Houston, TX.  Sept 12-15, 2014.

Tebas P, Spitsin S, Barrett J, Tuluc F, Elci O, Korelitz J, Wagner W, Kim D, Catalano R, Douglas SD.  Reduction of sCD163, SP and PD1+ Th Cells Levels in a Phase 1B trial of the NK1R Antagonist Aprepitant.  Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI).  Boston, MA.  March 3-6, 2014.

Achuff BJ, Nicolson SC, Elci OU, Zuppa AF. Intra-operative Dexmedetomidine Reduces Post-operative Mechanical Ventilation in Infants After Open Heart Surgery. Society of Critical Care Medicine, San Francisco, CA (January 2014) and CHOP Annual Cardiology Conference, Orlando, Florida (February 2014). Award winner CHOP Research Poster Day, Philadelphia, PA (February 2014).

Lasa JJ, Raymond T, Hammond R, Elci O, Gaies M, Thiagarajan R, Laussen P, Kilbaugh T, Berg R, Nadkarni V, Topjian A. Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (E-CPR) Rescue Following Failed Pediatric In-hospital CPR:  A Report from the American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation Registry (GWTG-R). 2013.

Vetter VL, Covington T, Dugan N, Dykstra H, Iyer R, Overpeck M, Haley DM, Hammond R, Shults J. Preliminary Analysis of the National Child Death Review Database for Cardiovascular Deaths. 2012.

Enrico Danzer, Nina H. Thomas, Allison Sullivan, Karen B. Friedman, Marsha Gerdes, Rachel Hammond, N. Scott Adzick, Mark P. Johnson. Long-term neurofunctional outcome, executive functioning, and behavioral adaptive skills following fetal myelomeningocele surgery. 2012.