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A Population-Based Feasibility Study of Occupation and Thoracic Malignancies in New Mexico.

Claire R Pestak, Tawny W Boyce, Orrin B Myers, L Olivia Hopkins', Charles L Wiggins, Bruce R Wissore, Akshay Sood, Linda S Cook,

<h4>Background</h4>Occupational exposures in mining and oil/gas extraction are known risk factors for thoracic malignancies (TMs). Given the relatively high proportion of these industries in New Mexico (NM), we conducted a feasibility study of adult lifetime occupational history among TM cases. We hypothesized a higher proportion of occupational TM in NM ... Read more >>

Southwest J Pulm Crit Care (Southwest journal of pulmonary & critical care)
[2021, 22(1):23-25]

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Renal Tumor Size and Presence Of Synchronous Lung Metastasis At Time Of Diagnosis: Implications For Chest Imaging.

Marcus Jamil, Renee Hanna, Akshay Sood, Nicholas Corsi, Daniele Modonutti, Jacob Keeley, Patrick Etta, Giacomo Novara, Amit Patel, Craig Rogers, Firas Abdollah,

<h4>Objective</h4>To quantify synchronous lung metastasis risk based on renal tumor size and determine a renal tumor size threshold to determine when chest imaging is warranted.<h4>Methods</h4>We assessed 253,838 patients diagnosed with a renal tumor who underwent staging chest imaging between 2010-2016 within the National Cancer Database. Patients were stratified by renal ... Read more >>

Urology (Urology)
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Strengthening Digital Health Technology Capacity in Navajo Communities to Help Counter the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Melissa Begay, Monika Kakol, Akshay Sood, Dona Upson,

Ann Am Thorac Soc (Annals of the American Thoracic Society)
[2021, 18(7):1109-1114]

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Association Between Self-Reported Dyspnea and Depressive Symptoms in New Mexico Uranium Workers.

Shiva Sharma, Annette Crisanti, Denece Kesler, Xin W Shore, Kevin Vlahovich, Akshay Sood,

New Mexico has the largest number of former uranium workers, mostly racial/ethnic minorities. Uranium workers are at risk for dyspnea secondary to mine dust exposure. The association between dyspnea and depressive symptoms has not been well examined in occupational minority cohorts. This study evaluated the associations between dyspnea (measured by ... Read more >>

J Public Health Manag Pract (Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP)
[2021, 27(Suppl 3):S191-S195]

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Impact of Lymphovascular Invasion on Overall Survival in Patients With Prostate Cancer Following Radical Prostatectomy: Stage-per-Stage Analysis.

Marcus Jamil, Nikola Rakic, Akshay Sood, Jacob Keeley, Daniele Modonutti, Giacomo Novara, Wooju Jeong, Mani Menon, Craig G Rogers, Firas Abdollah,

<h4>Background</h4>The detrimental impact of lymphovascular invasion (LVI) in prostate cancer (PCa) on biochemical recurrence has been described; the impact of LVI on overall survival (OS) remains unclear. This investigation sought to evaluate the impact of LVI on OS in patients with PCa.<h4>Methods</h4>We examined men with nonmetastatic PCa treated with radical ... Read more >>

Clin Genitourin Cancer (Clinical genitourinary cancer)
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Use of ultra-low dose computed tomography versus abdominal plain film for assessment of stone-free rates after shock-wave lithotripsy: implications on emergency room visits, surgical procedures, and cost-effectiveness.

Akshay Sood, Philip Wong, Alex Borchert, Jeff Budzyn, Jacob Keeley, Chase Heilbronn, Ben Eilender, Raymond Littleton, David A Leavitt,

The aims of this investigation were: (1) to compare residual stone-fragment (RSF) detection rates of ultra-low dose computed tomography (ULD-CT) and abdominal plain film (KUB) in urolithiasis patients undergoing shock-wave lithotripsy (SWL), and (2) to evaluate the downstream sequelae of utilizing these two disparate imaging pathways of differing diagnostic fidelity. ... Read more >>

Urolithiasis (Urolithiasis)
[2021, :]

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Characterizing patterns of small pneumoconiotic opacities on chest radiographs of New Mexico coal miners.

Mueez Rehman, Akshay Sood, Charles Pollard, Diane Johnson, Kevin Vlahovich, Orrin Myers, Xin Shore, Linda Cook, Nour Assad,

Small pneumoconiotic opacities in coal miners are usually described as rounded, regular, and upper zone predominant. We aim to characterize chest radiographic patterns in New Mexico coal miners in comparison with other miners. Of the 330 chest radiographs reviewed, small pneumoconiotic opacities in New Mexico miners were almost always irregularly ... Read more >>

Arch Environ Occup Health (Archives of environmental & occupational health)
[2021, :1-5]

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Evaluation of lymphovascular invasion as a prognostic predictor of overall survival after radical prostatectomy.

Nikola Rakic, Marcus Jamil, Jacob Keeley, Akshay Sood, Malte Vetterlein, Deepansh Dalela, Sohrab Arora, Daniele Modonutti, Chandler Bronkema, Giacomo Novara, James Peabody, Craig Rogers, Mani Menon, Firas Abdollah,

<h4>Objective</h4>To assess the prognostic ability of lymphovascular invasion (LVI) as a predictor of overall survival (OS).<h4>Materials and methods</h4>We included 126,682 prostate cancer (CaP) cM0 patients who underwent radical prostatectomy with lymph node dissection between 2010 and 2015, within the National Cancer Database. Patients who received androgen deprivation therapy were included. ... Read more >>

Urol Oncol (Urologic oncology)
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Telementoring of Healthcare Teams in the Care of Miners.

Akshay Sood, Charles Pollard, Summers Kalishman, Nour Assad, Kyla LeSuer, Ramni Khattar, Brian Soller, Orrin Myers,

<b>Background:</b> Given the reemergence of pneumoconiosis in the United States, there is a tremendous need to train rural professionals in its multidisciplinary management. The Miners' Wellness TeleECHO (Telementoring Extension for Community Health Outcomes) Program in New Mexico, United States, provides longitudinal multidisciplinary telementoring to professionals taking care of miners. The ... Read more >>

ATS Sch (ATS scholar)
[2020, 2(1):66-83]

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Association between toenail zinc concentrations and incidence of asthma among American young adults: The CARDIA study.

Wenjing Tang, Pengcheng Xun, Cheng Chen, Liping Lu, Akshay Sood, James M Shikany, Ka Kahe,

<h4>Background</h4>As an essential micronutrient, zinc plays an important role in modulating the immune system. However, data on the association between zinc concentrations and asthma incidence are sparse, especially in adults.<h4>Methods</h4>We prospectively followed up 3682 individuals aged 20-32 years without history of asthma or current asthma at baseline from 1987-1988 to ... Read more >>

J Trace Elem Med Biol (Journal of trace elements in medicine and biology : organ of the Society for Minerals and Trace Elements (GMS))
[2021, 64:126683]

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Generalizability of Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Screening Trials in a "Real World" Setting: A Nationwide Survey Analysis.

Deepansh Dalela, Akshay Sood, Jacob Keeley, Craig Rogers, Mani Menon, Firas Abdollah,

Urology (Urology)
[2021, 148:1-3]

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Effectiveness of a Faculty Mentor Development Program for Scholarship at an Academic Health Center.

Akshay Sood, Clifford Qualls, Beth Tigges, Bronwyn Wilson, Deborah Helitzer,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Mentors are in short supply at academic health centers (AHCs). The effectiveness of training mentors (without preselection for their research skills) to support faculty mentees in scholarly activities at AHCs is not well known.<h4>Methods</h4>The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center has a two-component program to develop effective mentors for ... Read more >>

J Contin Educ Health Prof (The Journal of continuing education in the health professions)
[2020, 40(1):58-65]

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Impact of treatment modality on overall survival in localized ductal prostate adenocarcinoma: A national cancer database analysis.

Chandler Bronkema, Sohrab Arora, Jacob Keeley, Nikola Rakic, Akshay Sood, Deepansh Dalela, Marcus Jamil, James O Peabody, Craig G Rogers, Mani Menon, Firas Abdollah,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Ductal adenocarcinoma is considered a rare histological variant of prostate adenocarcinoma (PCa). Given the rarity of this subtype, optimal treatment strategies for men with nonmetastatic ductal PCa is largely unknown. We aimed to describe the impact of surgery, radiotherapy, systemic therapy, and observation on overall survival (OS) in men with ... Read more >>

Urol Oncol (Urologic oncology)
[2021, 39(6):366.e11-366.e18]

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Small Airway Wall Thickening Assessed by Computerized Tomography Is Associated With Low Lung Function in Chinese Carbon Black Packers.

Xue Cao, Li Lin, Akshay Sood, Qianli Ma, Xiangyun Zhang, Yuansheng Liu, Hong Liu, Yanting Li, Tao Wang, Jinglong Tang, Menghui Jiang, Rong Zhang, Shanfa Yu, Zhiqiang Yu, Yuxin Zheng, Wei Han, Shuguang Leng,

Nanoscale carbon black as virtually pure elemental carbon can deposit deep in the lungs and cause pulmonary injury. Airway remodeling assessed using computed tomography (CT) correlates well with spirometry in patients with obstructive lung diseases. Structural airway changes caused by carbon black exposure remain unknown. Wall and lumen areas of ... Read more >>

Toxicol Sci (Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology)
[2020, 178(1):26-35]

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A virtual community-of-practice approach by rural stakeholders in managing pneumoconiosis in the USA: a cross-sectional analysis.

Akshay Sood, Nour Assad, William Jarrell, Summers Kalishman, Kyla Le Suer, Stephen Murillo, Orrin Myers, Rachelle Rochelle, Sarah Salveson, Brian Soller, Jolene Walker, Bruce Wissore, Charles Pollard,

<h4>Introduction</h4>The re-emergence of pneumoconiosis, particularly among coal miners (ie black lung), in the USA is a challenge for rural communities because more miners require specialized care while expertise is scarce. The Miners' Wellness TeleECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) Clinic, jointly held by the University of New Mexico and a ... Read more >>

Rural Remote Health (Rural and remote health)
[2020, 20(3):5784]

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New Mexico Female Miners Have Lower Odds for COPD than Their Male Counterparts.

Nour Assad, Payal Sen, Xin Shore, Orrin Myers, Eric Armstrong, Linda S Cook, Akshay Sood,

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a significant cause of morbidity among miners. There is an increasing number of women in the mining industry and the differences in their risk for COPD compared to men miners are not understood. Our objective is to compare the odds for COPD between male ... Read more >>

COPD (COPD)
[2020, 17(5):509-514]

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COVID-19 Infection in Men on Testosterone Replacement Therapy.

Amarnath Rambhatla, Chandler J Bronkema, Nicholas Corsi, Jacob Keeley, Akshay Sood, Ziad Affas, Ali A Dabaja, Craig G Rogers, Stephen A Liroff, Firas Abdollah,

<h4>Background</h4>Men who contract coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) appear to have worse clinical outcomes compared with women which raises the possibility of androgen-dependent effects.<h4>Aim</h4>We sought to determine if testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is associated with worse clinical outcomes.<h4>Methods</h4>Through a retrospective chart review, we identified 32 men diagnosed with COVID-19 and on ... Read more >>

J Sex Med (The journal of sexual medicine)
[2021, 18(1):215-218]

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Robotic Kidney Transplantation with Regional Hypothermia versus Open Kidney Transplantation for Patients with End Stage Renal Disease: An Ideal Stage 2B Study.

Rajesh Ahlawat, Akshay Sood, Wooju Jeong, Prasun Ghosh, Jacob Keeley, Firas Abdollah, Vijay Kher, Phil Olson, Guillaume Farah, Hallie Wurst, Mahendra Bhandari, Mani Menon,

<h4>Purpose</h4>We report on comparative effectiveness of minimally invasive versus traditional open kidney transplantation.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>We undertook a prospective cohort study of 654 patients who underwent open or robotic kidney transplantation at a single tertiary care hospital between January 2013 and December 2015. Primary outcome was delayed graft function, defined as ... Read more >>

J Urol (The Journal of urology)
[2021, 205(2):595-602]

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Epidemiology of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Lisa Ruvuna, Akshay Sood,

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects about 300 million people worldwide, resulting in approximately 64 million disability-adjusted life years. Household air pollution affects almost 3 billion people worldwide and is a major risk factor for COPD. An estimated 25% to 45% of patients with COPD worldwide have never smoked. Fourteen ... Read more >>

Clin Chest Med (Clinics in chest medicine)
[2020, 41(3):315-327]

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Measuring organizational mentoring climate: Importance and availability scales.

Beth B Tigges, Akshay Sood, Nora Dominguez, Jonathan M Kurka, Orrin B Myers, Deborah Helitzer,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Although organizational climate may affect faculty's mentoring behaviors, there has not been any way to measure that climate. The purpose of this study was to test the reliability and validity of two novel scales to measure organizational mentoring climate importance and availability at two public research universities.<h4>Methods</h4>We developed 36 content-valid ... Read more >>

J Clin Transl Sci (Journal of clinical and translational science)
[2020, 5(1):e53]

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The Promise and Challenge of Home Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Akshay Sood, Jolene Walker,

Am Fam Physician (American family physician)
[2020, 102(1):8-9]

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Susceptibility of Southwestern American Indian Tribes to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Monika Kakol, Dona Upson, Akshay Sood,

J Rural Health (The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association)
[2021, 37(1):197-199]

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Modeling Asthma Exacerbations from Electronic Health Records.

Alexander Cobian, Madeline Abbott, Akshay Sood, Yuriy Sverchkov, Lawrence Hanrahan, Theresa Guilbert, Mark Craven,

Asthma is a prevalent chronic respiratory condition, and acute exacerbations represent a significant fraction of the economic and health-related costs associated with asthma. We present results from a novel study that is focused on modeling asthma exacerbations from data contained in patients' electronic health records. This work makes the following ... Read more >>

AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc (AMIA Joint Summits on Translational Science proceedings. AMIA Joint Summits on Translational Science)
[2020, 2020:98-107]

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A Nationwide Persistent Underutilization of Adjuvant Radiotherapy in North American Prostate Cancer Patients.

Nikola Rakic, Akshay Sood, Deepansh Dalela, Sohrab Arora, Ulyana Malovana, Jacob Keeley, Craig Rogers, James Peabody, Mani Menon, Firas Abdollah,

<h4>Objective</h4>To examine the utilization of adjuvant radiotherapy (aRT) in contemporary prostate cancer patients with adverse pathological features at radical prostatectomy (RP).<h4>Methods</h4>We identified 189,240 patients with adverse features at RP (positive margin, stage ≥pT3a, and/or pN1 disease), from 2004 to 2015, within the National Cancer Database, and validated our findings within Surveillance, ... Read more >>

Clin Genitourin Cancer (Clinical genitourinary cancer)
[2020, 18(6):489-499.e6]

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Rare Histological Variants of Prostate Adenocarcinoma: A National Cancer Database Analysis.

Chandler Bronkema, Sohrab Arora, Akshay Sood, Deepansh Dalela, Jacob Keeley, Alex Borchert, Lee Baumgarten, Craig G Rogers, James O Peabody, Mani Menon, Firas Abdollah,

PURPOSE:The American Joint Committee on Cancer recognizes 6 rare histological variants of prostate adenocarcinoma. We describe the contemporary presentation and overall survival of these rare variants. MATERIALS AND METHODS:We examined 1,345,618 patients who were diagnosed with prostate adenocarcinoma between 2004 and 2015 within the National Cancer Database. We focused on ... Read more >>

J Urol (The Journal of urology)
[2020, 204(2):260-266]

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