Publications

Scholarly Journals--Published

  • Billy C. Wang, Richard P. Lion, Michael Avesar, Jonathan Abdala, Douglas D. Deming, and Christopher G. Wilson. Comparison of Local and Systemic Inflammation During Invasive Versus Noninvasive Ventilation in Rats. Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research. printhttp://doi.org/10.1089/jir.2022.0040 Mentor and collaborator for fascinating work comparing inflamation of invasive vs non-invasive ventialtion in healthy and sick rats.  (06/2022)
  • Udrea D., Lopez M., Avesar M., Qureshi S., Moretti A., Abd-Allah S.A., Chandnani H. K., Acute COVID-19 Infection in a Pediatric Patient with ROHHAD. J Pediatr Genet. Oct 26 2020. DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1718874.  Abstract: The novel coronavirus (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2) has led to a global pandemic. In the adult population, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been found to cause multiorgan system damage with predicted long-term sequelae. We present a case of a 10-year-old boy with a history of ROHHAD (rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysregulation, hypoventilation, and autonomic dysregulation) who presented with hypoxia, emesis, and abdominal pain. Imaging found bilateral ground glass opacities in the lungs and a pericardial effusion. Laboratory evaluation was concerning for elevated inflammatory markers. Remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, and anticoagulation (heparin and enoxaparin) were utilized. The patient's severe respiratory failure was managed with conventional mechanical ventilation, inhaled nitric oxide, and airway pressure release ventilation. We hope that this report provides insight into the course and management of the severe acute pediatric COVID-19 patient, specifically with underlying comorbidities such as ROHHAD. Clinical trial registration is none. https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/abstract/10.1055/s-0040-1718874 (10/2020) (link)