Research News

Congratulations to Drs. Scott Mist, Jim Carson and Ryan Fowler of Pfizer who are starting a one-year project investigating how patients with osteoarthritis make treatment decisions regarding complementing their medical treatment with integrative therapies, such as acupuncture, cognitive-behavioral therapy, massage therapy, Rolfing therapy, chiropractic treatment, and naturopathic treatment. The project will also investigate whether there are treatment trajectories that have improved outcomes in terms of pain, mood, and daily functioning. With that information, they plan to develop a provider/patient joint decision-making tool.

Congratulations to Drs. Ryan Ivie and Glenn Woodworth on their publication
“Spinal Anesthesia in a designated block bay for total joint arthroplasty: improving operating room efficiency.”  in Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.
Dr. Liz Leimer is an APOM CA-1 with an extensive research background focusing on spine biomechanics and mechanisms of chronic low back pain. She has continued to be involved in research, with 3 publications so far in 2020 with faculty at Albany Medical College: a case report describing SCS placement in a patient with HIT on argatroban (Pain Medicine Case Reports), a letter to the editor describing CGRP monoclonal antibody therapy for occipital neuralgia (Pain Medicine), and a case series demonstrating feasibility of echo assessment in ACLS by anesthesiology residents (A&A Practice). She hopes to stay involved in research during residency at OHSU, and has joined a project investigating the effect of multifactorial stress on chronic pain and photosensitivity in patients with complex TBI. The IRB was recently approved, and she is excited to soon have new data to analyze!

A manuscript by Dr. Jessica Hebert (a postdoctoral scholar working in Dr. Mike Hutchens' lab) and Dr. Leslie Myatt (Ob/Gyn) has been accepted for publication to Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Basis of Disease. Titled “Placental mitochondrial dysfunction with metabolic diseases: Therapeutic approaches,” this review covers trophoblast mitochondrial dysfunction as affected by maternal disease and fetal sex, as well as potential treatments targeted to reducing oxidative stress. The paper is currently available as a pre-print.

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Schulman for a recent published article “A comprehensive Update on Aspirin Management During Noncardiac Surgery” in Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Outcomes.

Congratulations to Drs. Brian Tully and faculty mentors Drs. Peter Schulman and Neal Gerstein who published “Electromagnetic Interference With an Underbody Dispersive Electrode in a Patient With an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery: A Case Report” in the journal of International Anesthesia Research Society along with an accompanying editorial, “Misadventures with Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators: The Hits Just Keep on Coming.”

Congratulations to James Carson for two recent published articles: Carson, J. W., Carson, K. M., Olsen, M. K., Sanders, L., Westbrook, K., Keefe, F. J., & Porter, L. S. (in press). Yoga practice predicts improvements in day-to-day pain in women with metastatic breast cancer. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Price-Blackshear, M. A., Pratscher, S. D., Oyler, D. L., Armer, J. M., Cheng, A., Cheng, M. X., Records, K., Udmuangpia, T., Carson, J. W., & Bettencourt, B. A. (2020). Online couples mindfulness-based intervention for young breast cancer survivors and their partners: A randomized-control trial. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, Epub 2020 Jun 19. doi: 10.1080/07347332.2020.1778150.