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Pathology Residency Research

Selected Recent Publications by SLU Pathology Residents

  1. FAP Syndrome: an update and review of extraintestinal manifestations. Dinarvand P*, Davaro E*, Doan J, Ising M, Evans N, Phillips N, Jinping L, Guzman M. Arch Pathol Lab Med. May 9 2019. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2018-0570-RA. PMID: 31070935. [Epub ahead of print] (*Authors contributed equally)
  2. Protein C deficiency. Dinarvand P, Moser K. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2019 Jan 31. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2017-0403-RS. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. First-dose idarubicin cardiomyopathy: a case of new heart failure after induction chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia. Ahmed Z, Davaro E, Batanian J, Verma N. BMJ Case Reports CP 2019;12:e228149.
  4. Adrenal-Renal fusion with adrenal cortical adenoma and ectopic adrenal tissue, presenting as suspected renal mass: a case report. Miller C, Raza J, Davaro E, Guihau C, Hamilton Z. Curr Urol. July 2018. In the Press.
  1. Therapeutic plasma exchange for severe hyperlipidaemia in a patient with poorly controlled diabetes. Hermelin D, Dinarvand P, Krvavac A, Blackall D. BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Mar 27;2018. pii: bcr-2018-224227. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2018-224227.
  2. Expression and functional characterization of two natural heparin-binding site variations of antithrombin. Dinarvand P, Yang L, Villoutreix BO, Rezaie AR. J Thromb Haemost. 2018 Feb;16(2):330-341. doi: 10.1111/jth.13920. Epub 2018 Jan 8.
  1. Expression and functional characterization of two natural heparin-binding site variants of antithrombin. Dinarvand P, Yang L, Villoutreix BO, Rezaie AR. J Thromb Haemost. 2017 Dec 7. doi: 10.1111/jth.13920. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm of the pancreas: A rare entity with unique features. Dinarvand P, Lai J. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2017 Jul;141(7):990-995. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2016-0322-RS. Review.
  3. Case 7096. Davaro E, Chamberland R. Clinical Pathology CheckPath, 2017 Quarter 3; pg 20-24.
  4. Gastric heterotopia in rectum: A literature review and its diagnostic pitfall. Dinarvand P, Vareedayah AA, Phillips NJ, Hachem C, Lai J. SAGE Open Med Case Rep. 2017 Feb 17;5:2050313X17693968. doi: 10.1177/2050313X17693968. eCollection 2017.
  5. Mixed adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of duodenum: A case report and review of the literature. Hammami MB, Chhaparia A, Piao J, Zhou Y, Hachem C, Lai J. Case Rep Gastroenterol. 2017 Jul 4;11(2):402-410. doi: 10.1159/000477715. eCollection 2017 May-Aug.
  6. Mixed hemangioblastoma and ependymoma collision tumor of the cerebellum. Schild MH, Doane EP, Friedman AH, Cummings TJ. Clin Neuropathol. 2017 Sep/Oct;36(5):248-249. doi: 10.5414/NP301042.
  7. Photo quiz: A 46-year-old man with a lung mass and history of hemoptysis. Wilgus NC, Williams P, Bolesta ES, Chamberland RR. J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Jun;55(6):1603. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02203-15.
  8. Skin lesion in a patient after hematopoietic stem cell transplant. West EK, Mehta M, Patil VV, Chamberland R. Transpl Infect Dis. 2017 Oct;19(5). doi: 10.1111/tid.12753. Epub 2017 Sep 26. Erratum in: Transpl Infect Dis. 2017 Dec 8.
  9. Brain metastasis as initial presentation of rectal adenocarcinoma: An unusual case in a very young patient. Sinha J, Zhang R, Patil VV, Guzman MA, Poddar N. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2017 Jan 3. doi: 10.1007/s12029-016-9911-8. [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Primary angiosarcoma of the pancreas. Meeks M, Grace S, Veerapong J, Chen Y, Cao D, Zhou Y, Lai JP. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2017 Dec;48(4):369-372. doi: 10.1007/s12029-016-9837-1.
  11. Adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL) expression is associated with adiposity and tumor stromal proliferation in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Grace SA, Meeks MW, Chen Y, Cornwell M, Ding X, Hou P, Rutgers JK, Crawford SE, Lai JP. Anticancer Res. 2017 Feb;37(2):699-703.
  12. Vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein promotes liver metastasis of gastrointestinal cancer by activating a β1-integrin-FAK-YAP1/TAZ signaling pathway. Xiang X, Zhang H, Piao J, Muthusamy S, Wang L, Deng Y, Zhang W, Kuang R, Billadeau D, Huang S, Lai J, Urrutia R, Kang N. NPJ Precision Oncology. Status: accepted.
  1. Occupancy of human EPCR by protein C induces β-arrestin-2 biased PAR1 signaling by both APC and thrombin. Roy RV, Ardeshirylajimi A, Dinarvand P, Yang L, Rezaie AR. Blood. 2016 Oct 6;128(14):1884-1893.
  2. Inorganic polyphosphate promotes cyclin D1 synthesis through activation of mTOR/Wnt/β-catenin signaling in endothelial cells. Hassanian SM, Ardeshirylajimi A, Dinarvand P, Rezaie AR. J Thromb Haemost. 2016 Nov;14(11):2261-2273.
  3. Multifocal melanocytoma of the posterior fossa and subcutaneous scalp in the absence of neurocutaneous melanosis. Pierson M, Marwaha N, Guzman M, Mikulec AA, Coppens JR. Surg Neurol Int. 2016 Sep 1;7(Suppl 23):S591-5.
  4. Subcutaneous melanocytoma mimicking a lipoma: A rare presentation of a rare neoplasm with histological, immunohistochemical, cytogenetic and molecular characterization. Marwaha N, Batanian JR, Coppens JR, Pierson MJ, Richards-Yutz J, Ebrahimzadeh J, Ganguly A, Guzman MA. J Cutan Pathol. 2016 Dec;43(12):1186-1196. doi: 10.1111/cup.12808. Epub 2016 Sep 27.
  5. Activation of extracellular regulated kinase and mechanistic target of rapamycin pathway in focal cortical dysplasia. Patil VV, Guzman M, Carter AN, Rathore G, Yoshor D, Curry D, Wilfong A, Agadi S, Swann JW, Adesina AM, Bhattacharjee MB, Anderson AE. Neuropathology. 2016 Apr;36(2):146-56. doi: 10.1111/neup.12242. Epub 2015 Sep 18.
  6. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in a patient with classical Hodgkin lymphoma. Hyun G, Robbins KJ, Wilgus N, Grosso L, Goyal SD. Case Rep Hematol. 2016;2016:2103612. Epub 2016 Oct 10.
  7. Synchronous type 1 papillary renal cell carcinoma in a patient with rectal adenocarcinoma. Piao J, Friedman P, Siddiqui S, Veerapong J, Lai JP. Anticancer Res. 2016 Sep;36(9):4821-4.
  8. Adenocarcinoma ex goblet cell carcinoid (GCC) of the appendix: Report of five cases and pitfalls in diagnosis of GCC. Piao J, Veerapong J, Li Z, Bolesta E, Poddar N, Lai JP. Arch Surg Oncol. 2016, 2:108.
  9. Synchronous quadruple primary neoplasms: Colon adenocarcinoma, collision tumor of neuroendocrine tumor and Schwann cell hamartoma and sessile serrated adenoma of the appendix. Meeks MW, Grace S, Chen Y, Petterchak J, Bolesta E, Zhou Y, Lai JP. Anticancer Res. 2016 Aug;36(8):4307-11.
  1. Sjögren syndrome complicated by mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma and lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia. Ahmed F, Raslan O, Muzaffar R, Parkar N, Marwaha N, Osman MM. Front Oncol. 2015 Aug 6;5:179.
  2. Inorganic polyphosphate elicits pro-inflammatory responses through activation of the mammalian target of rapamycin complexes 1 and 2 in vascular endothelial cells. Hassanian SM, Dinarvand P, Smith SA, Rezaie AR. J Thromb Haemost. 2015 May;13(5):860-71.
  3. Protein C Thr315Ala variant results in gain of function but manifests as type II deficiency in diagnostic assays. Ding Q, Yang L, Dinarvand P, Wang X, Rezaie AR. Blood. 2015 Apr 9;125(15):2428-34.
  4. Isolated large cell calcifying Sertoli cell tumor in a young boy, not associated with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome or Carney complex. Lai JP, Lee CC, Crocker M, Najmuddin M, Lange E, Merino M, Stratakis CA. Ann Clin Lab Res. 2015;3(1):2.
  5. Synchronous quadruple primary neoplasms: Glioblastoma, neuroendocrine tumor, schwannoma and sessile serrated adenoma in a patient with history of prostate cancer. Grace S, Muzaffar R, Veerapong J, Alkaade S, Poddar N, Phillips N, Guzman M, Batanian J, Vogler C, Lai JP. Anticancer Res. 2015 Apr;35(4):2121-7.

Selected Recent Abstracts

2016 - 2019
  1. Expression of Alpha-synuclein in the dysplastic neurons of pediatric conventional gangliogliomas; a diagnostic tool in challenging cases. Davaro E, Higgins A, Guzman M. United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), Annual Meeting. March 2019.
  2. Density of cerebral microbleeds is independent of severity of Alzheimer's Disease and cerebral amyloid angiopathy, a neuropathological study. Higgins A, Davaro E, Guzman M. United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), Annual Meeting. March 2019.
  3. Improved sensitivity for detection of urinary tract infections using novel light scattering methodology. Davaro E, Chamberland R, Isbell S. American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC), Annual Meeting. August 2018.
  4. Dramatic acceleration of the inflammatory response of Plasmodium falciparum’s histidine-rich protein II by inorganic polyphosphates. Peyman Dinarvand, Likui Yang, Alireza R. Rezaie. ACLPS, New Haven, CT, 2017.
  5. A novel case of liver-restricted Burkitt lymphoma in the setting of concomitant HBV and HCV infections. Connor Zuraski, Katherine E. Schwetye. USCAP, San Antonio, TX, 2017.
  6. Vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (VASP) immunoreactivity is associated with lymphovascular invasion and lymph node metastasis of papillary thyroid carcinoma: Role as a potential diagnostic marker and treatment target. Betty Chen, Mufaddal Najmuddin, Xuemo Fan, Edward S. Bolesta, Ningling Kang, Jinping Lai. USCAP, San Antonio, TX, 2017.
  7. Vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein promotes β1-integrin-FAK-YAP1/TAZ signaling axis that is required for liver metastasis of GI cancer. Xiang X, Piao J, Muthusamy S, Wang L, Deng Y, Huang S, Urrutia R, Lai J, Kang N. Poster presentation at AACR Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. April 16-20, 2016.
  8. Isolated left upper lobe tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica. Krvavac A, Patel P, Piao J, Stoeckel D. Poster presentation. American Thoracic Society, Washington, DC, May 19-24, 2017.
  9. Protein-losing hypertrophic gastropathy: Menetrier’s disease, successfully managed with long-acting octreotide. Hammami MB, Pandit P, Piao J, Lai J, Hachem C. Poster presentation. World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG 2017, Orlando, Florida. October 13-18, 2017.
  10. Vasodilator-stimulator phosphoprotein (VASP) immunoreactivity is associated with the development of the intestinal metaplasia (IM), and gastric and esophageal adenocarcinoma. Piao J, Rutgers JK, Kang N, Lai JP. Poster presentation at the 2016 Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology, Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 2016. 
  11. Vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (VASP) immunoreactivity is associated with lymphovascular invasion of colorectal adenocarcinoma (CRC) leading to liver and lymph node metastases. Piao J, Rutgers JK, Chen Y, Crawford S, Phillips N, Hou P, Kang N, Lai JP. Poster presentation at the USCAP Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, March 12-18, 2016.
  12. Severe warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia in a seven-month-old infant associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. Hermelin D, Blackall D. AABB, San Diego, CA, 2017.