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Here are a few items we have edited.*

*Due to the growing list of articles we have edited that have been accepted for publication and our primary focus on editing, we do not update this page as often as we should. This list is not a comprehensive reflection of our entire published history; it is a curated list meant to represent the breadth of specialties, topics, and journals in which authors who have used Peak Medical Editing have been published. We always post recently published articles edited by Peak to our Twitter feed

Articles Written/Contributed To:

Essex JE. The incredible horseshoe crab: modern medicine’s unlikely dependence on a living fossil. Am Pharm Rev. 2014;17(5):24-26.  
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Fatteh S, et al. Skin prick/puncture testing in North America: a call for standards and consistency. Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology. 2014;10:44.

Articles Edited:

  1. Ortega-Loubon C, Muñoz-Moreno MF, García IA, Álvarez FJ, Gómez-Sánchez E, Bustamante-Munguira J, Lorenzo-López M, Tamayo-Velasco Á, Jorge-Monjas P, Resino S, Tamayo E. Nosocomial Vs. Community-Acquired Infective Endocarditis in Spain: Location, Trends, Clinical Presentation, Etiology, and Survival in the 21st Century. J Clin Med. 2019 Oct;8(10):1755.

  2. Hessam S, Scholl L, Sand M, Schmitz L, Reitenbach S, Bechara FG. A Novel Severity Assessment Scoring System for Hidradenitis Suppurativa. JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(3):330–335. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.5890

  3. Ortega-Loubon C, Cano-Hernández B, Poves-Alvarez R, Muñoz-Moreno MF, Román-García P, Balbás-Alvarez S, de la Varga-Martínez O, Gómez-Sánchez E, Gómez-Pesquera E, Lorenzo-López M, Tamayo E, Heredia-Rodríguez M. The Overlooked Immune State in Candidemia: A Risk Factor for Mortality. J Clin Med. 2019 Sep 20;8(10). pii: E1512. doi: 10.3390/jcm8101512.

  4. Libertin CR, Sacco KA, Peterson JH. Education and coaching to optimise blood culture volumes: continuous quality improvement in microbiology. BMJ Open Qual. 2018;7:e000228. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2017-000228

  5. Ortega-Loubon C, Fernández-Molina M, Fierro I, Jorge-Monjas P, Carrascal Y, Gómez-Herreras JI, Tamayo E. Postoperative Kidney Oxygen Saturation as a Novel Marker for Acute Kidney Injury After Adult Cardiac Surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Oct 17. pii: S0022-5223(18)32785-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.09.115.

  6. Takayanagi A, Hariri OR, Ghanchi H, Miulli DE, Siddiqi J, Vrionis F, Asgarzadie F. Unusual metastasis of papillary thyroid cancer to the thoracic spine: a case report, new surgical management proposal, and review of the literature. Cureus. 2017;9(4):e1132. doi: 10.7759/cureus.1132

  7. Ortega-Loubon C, Fernández-Molina M, Jorge-Monjas P, Fierro I, Herrera-Calvo G, Tamayo E. The Relevance of Renal Oxygen Saturation Over Other Markers in Cardiac Surgery-Associated Acute Kidney Injury. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2018 Sep 27. pii: S1053-0770(18)30916-9. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2018.09.031.

  8. Hariri OR, Takayanagi A, Miulli DE, Siddiqi J, Vrionis F. Minimally invasive surgical techniques for management of painful metastatic and primary spinal tumors. Cureus. 2017;9(3):e1114. doi: 10.7759/cureus.1114

  9. Sethi P, Murtaza G, Rahman Z, Zaidi S, Helton T, Paul T. Valvular hemolysis masquerading as prosthetic valve stenosis. Cureus. 2017;9(4):e1143. doi: 10.7759/cureus.1143

  10. Decker SJ, Grajo JR, Hazelton TR, Hoang KN, McDonald JS, Otero HJ. Research challenges and opportunities for clinically oriented academic radiology departments. Acad Radiol. 2016;23(1):43-52.

  11. Saravanakumar P, Thangarajan ST, Mani U, et al. Improvised neutral zone technique in a completely edentulous patient with an atrophic mandibular ridge and neuromuscular incoordination: A clinical tip. Cureus. 2017;9(4):e1189. doi:10.7759/cureus.1189

  12. Thienpont E, Schwab PE, Fennema P. Efficacy of patient-specific instruments in total knee arthroplasty: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017;99(6):521-530.

  13. Hommel H, Wilke K, Kunze D, Hommel P, Fennema P. Constraint choice in revision knee arthroplasty: study protocol of a randomised controlled trial assessing the effect of level of constraint on postoperative outcome. BMJ Open. 2017;7:e012964. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012964

  14. Gambichler T, Kohsik C, Höh AK, Lang K, Käfferlein HU, Brüning T. Expression of PIWIL3 in primary and metastatic melanoma. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2017;143(3):433-437.

  15. Sand M, Hessam S, Sand D, Bechara FG, Vorstius C, Bromba M, et al. Stress-coping styles of 459 emergency care physicians in Germany: a pilot study. Der Anaesthesist. 2016;65(11):841-846.

  16. Rai BK, Vaishya R, Agarwal AK. Spontaneous bone regeneration in an open segmental fracture on the forearm with extruded middle segment. Cureus. 2016;8(9):e772. doi:10.7759/cureus.772

  17. Thumallapally N, Ibrahim U, Kesavan M, et al. Esophageal granular cell tumor: a case report and review of literature. Cureus. 2016;8(9):e782. doi:10.7759/cureus.782

  18. Vaishya R, Azizi A, Agarwal A, et al. Apophysitis of the tibial tuberosity (Osgood-Schlatter Disease): A review. Cureus. 2016;8(9):e780. doi:10.7759/cureus.780

  19. Vaishya R, Vijay V, Wamae D, et al. Is total knee replacement justified in the morbidly obese? A systematic review. Cureus. 2016;8(9):e804. doi:10.7759/cureus.804

  20. Gray V. Addressing the challenge of developing a physiologically relevant dissolution test for regulatory purposes. Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation. 2016;10. http://www.eurekaselect.com/147461

  21. Jahangiri F R, Al eissa S, Sayegh S, et al. Vertebral column resection for kyphoscoliosis in a patient with ehlers-danlos syndrome: an intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring alert. Cureus. 2016;8(8):e759. doi:10.7759/cureus.759

  22. Ramani P, Krithika C, Ananthalakshmi R, et al. (November 04, 2016) Verrucoid variant of invasive squamous cell carcinoma in oral submucous fibrosis: a clinicopathological challenge. Cureus. 2016;8(11):e862. doi:10.7759/cureus.862

  23. Mejia C R, Failoc-rojas V E, So E, et al. Characteristics and factors associated with antihypertensive medication use in patients attending Peruvian health facilities. Cureus. 2017;9(2):e1011. doi:10.7759/cureus.1011

  24. Jahan N, Naveed S, Zeshan M, et al. (November 04, 2016) How to conduct a systematic review: a narrative literature review. Cureus. 2016;8(11):e864. doi:10.7759/cureus.864

  25. Gaifer Z, Babiker A, Rizavi D. Epidemiology of drug-resistant tuberculosis in a tertiary care center in Oman, 2006−2015. Oman Med J. 2017;32(1):36-40.

  26. Felicijan T, Krese A, Mrhar A, Bogataj M. Applicability of bottom-view cameras for evaluation of tablet performance during dissolution testing. Dissolution Technologies. 2016; 23(4):24-32.

  27. Kochhar G, Lashner B. Utility of biomarkers in the management of inflammatory bowel disease. Curr Treatment Options Gastroenterol. 2017;15(1):105-115.

  28. Muralidhar V. Forensic investigation into a death: post-traumatic amnesia in a worker with a work-related head injury sustained in a coal-fired thermal power plant in India. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Mar 15;2017. pii: bcr2016218103. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2016-218103

  29. Muralidhar V, Ahasan MF, Khan AM, Alam MS. Basic occupational health services (BOHS) in community primary care: the MSF (Dhaka) model. BMJ Case Rep. 2017; Mar 20;2017. pii: bcr2016218293. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2016-218293.

  30. Sand M, Bechara FG, Gambichler T, Sand D, Bromba M, Hahn SA, et al. Circular RNA expression in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. J Dermatological Sci. 2016;83(3):210-218.

  31. Hessam S, Sand M, Skrygan M, Gambichler T, Bechara FG. Expression of miRNA-155, miRNA-223, miRNA-31, miRNA-21, miRNA-125b, and miRNA-146a in the inflammatory pathway of hidradenitis suppurativa. Inflammation. 2017;40(2):464-472.

  32. Chicas-Sett R, Celada-Alvarez F, Roldan S, et al. An evaluation of the robustness of organ-at-risk recommendations made by GEC/ESTRO according to interobserver variability: a single-center experience. J Contemp Brachytherapy. 2016:8(4):349-355.

  33. Rodriguez-Corlay RE, Velutini-Becker R, Aguilar-Alcala LD. Conservative treatment for bilateral displaced proximal humerus head fracture. Cureus. 2016;8(6):e657. doi: 10.7759/cureus.657

  34. Awwad W, Binown K, Alkadhaib A, Modahi N. The impact of obesity on the orthopedic spinal surgical operative time and hospital stay at King Khalid University Hospital. Global Spine J. 2016;06:GP127. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1583149

  35. Mohamed K, Mani U, Saravanakumar P, Kumar SP, Arunachalam R. Split hollow bulb obturator to rehabilitate maxillary defect: A case report. Cureus. 2016;8(6):e635. doi: 10.7759/cureus.635

  36. Hessam S, Sand M, Meier NM, Gambichler T, Scholl L, Bechara FG. Combination of oral zinc gluconate and topical triclosan: An anti-inflammatory treatment modality for initial hidradenitis suppurativa. J Dermatol Sci. 2016; Aug 10. pii: S0923-1811(16)30189-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jdermsci.2016.08.010

  37. Hourlier H, Fennema P. Tranexamic acid use and risk of thrombosis in regular users of antithrombotics undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty: a prospective cohort study. Blood Transfus. 2016:1-9. doi: 10.2450/2016.0160-16

  38. Gambaracci G, Rondoni V, Guercini G, Floridi P. Pituitary apoplexy complicated by vasospasm and bilateral cerebral infarction. BMJ Case Rep. 2016;2016 pii: bcr2016216186. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2016-216186

  39. American College of Radiology. ACR Appropriateness Criteria. https://acsearch.acr.org/docs/69358/Narrative/. Accessed July 11, 2016.

  40. Seif S, Graef F, Gordon S, Windbergs M. Monitoring Drug Release from Electrospun Fibers Using an In Situ Fiber-Optic System. Dissolution Technologies. 2016;23(2):6-11. dx.doi.org/10.14227/DT230216P6

  41. Hammad AM, Hamdan II, El-Sabawi D. Assessment of the Pharmacopeial Analytical Methodologies in the Dissolution Test of Enteric-Coated Lansoprazole Preparations. Dissolution Technologies. 2016;23(2):22-28. dx.doi.org/10.14227/DT230216P22

  42. Akgeyik E, Kaynak MS, Celebier M, Altinoz S, Sahin S. Evaluation of Pharmaceutical Quality of Conventional Dosage Forms Containing Paracetamol and Caffeine Available in the Turkish Drug Market. Dissolution Technologies. 2016;23(2):36-41. dx.doi.org/10.14227/DT230216P36

  43. Kyvernitakis A, Azzi J, Kontoyiannis DP. Mixed Mycobacterium Avium-Intracellulare and Serratia Marcescens Cellulitis of the Breast in an HIV-Negative Patient with Breast Cancer: A Case Report. Cureus. 2016;8(6):e634. doi:10.7759/cureus.634

  44. Fasanya AA, Pedersen FT, Alhassan S, et al. Cytomegalovirus Cutaneous Infection in an Immunocompromised Patient. Cureus. 2016;8(5):e598. doi:10.7759/cureus.598

  45. Asad-ur-rahman F, Abbass A, Majeed U, et al. (May 13, 2016) Melanoma Metastasizing to the Small Intestine: A Case Report Illustrating Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Involvement. Cureus. 2016;8(5):e608. doi:10.7759/cureus.608

  46. Gambaracci G, Mecarini E, Franceschini MS, Scialpi M. Gastric perforation by ingested rabbit bone fragment. Case Rep in Gastroenterol. 2016;10:122-127.

  47. Vaishya R, Agarwal A, Gupta N, et al. Chronic Lymphedema of the Lower Limb: A Rare Cause of Dislocation of Total Hip Arthroplasty. Cureus. 2016 Apr 20;8(4):e579. doi:10.7759/cureus.579

  48. Fasanya AA, Lacapra G. May-Thurner Syndrome With Pulmonary Embolism as the First Presentation Rather Than Deep Vein Thrombosis. Cureus. 2016 Feb 24;8(2):e509. doi:10.7759/cureus.509

  49. Liapis G, Sarlanis H, Poulaki E, et al. Primary Malignant Melanoma of Renal Pelvis with Extensive Clear Cell Change. Cureus. 2016 Feb 24;8(4):e583. doi:10.7759/cureus.583

  50. Chicas-sett R, Farga-albiol D, Collado E, et al. (April 16, 2016) Intravascular Biphasic Synovial Sarcoma: The Beneficial Role of Adjuvant Treatment Approach in the Pre-metastatic Stage . Cureus. 2016 Apr 16;8(4):e572. doi:10.7759/cureus.572

  51. Johnson K, Brunet B. Brain Metastases as Presenting Feature in 'Burned Out' Testicular Germ Cell Tumor. Cureus. 2016 Apr 1;8(4):e551. doi:10.7759/cureus.551

  52. Alnafisah F, Alfieri J. Lung Metastasis in a Case of Recurrent Poorly Differentiated Leiomyosarcoma of the Bartholin Gland: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Cureus. 2016 Mar 31;8(3):e550. doi:10.7759/cureus.550

  53. Ajayi O, Shoakazemi A, Tubbs R, et al. Atypical Presentation of a Sequestered Posterolateral Disc Fragment. Cureus. 2016 Feb 20;8(2):e502. doi:10.7759/cureus.502

  54. Culquichicón-sánchez C, Correa R, Flores-guevara I, et al. Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura and Gastritis by H. Pylori Associated with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Cureus. 2016 Feb 24;8(2):e512. doi:10.7759/cureus.512

  55. Lemanne D, Block KI, Kressel BR, et al. A Case of Complete and Durable Molecular Remission of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Following Treatment with Epigallocatechin-3-gallate, an Extract of Green Tea. Cureus. 2015;7(12): e441. doi:10.7759/cureus.441

  56. Tubbs R, Blouir MC, Singh R, et al. Relationship Between Regional Atherosclerosis and Adjacent Spinal Cord Histology. Cureus. 2015;7(9): e329. doi:10.7759/cureus.329

  57. Arumugam E, Harinathbabu M, Thillaigovindan R, et al. Marble Bone Disease: A Rare Bone Disorder. Cureus. 2015;7(10): e339. doi:10.7759/cureus.339

  58. Ma B, Huong LTT, Liu Y, Kamel MM, Zhao E. Rapid detection of counterfeit drugs of ethambutol hydrochloride and cefuroxime axetil using handheld Raman, near infrared, and portable FTIR technologies. Am Pharm Rev. 2014;17(5):54-61.

  59. Venkatramani CJ, Al-Sayah MA. Analytical strategies for genotoxic impurities in the pharmaceutical industry. Am Pharm Rev. 2014;17(5):64-70.

  60. Sandle T. Variability and test error with the LAL assay. Am Pharm Rev. 2014;17(Endotoxin Supplement):8-11.

  61. Weber J, Ryan G Jr., Berlam S. Implementation of a rapid endotoxin testing platform. Am Pharm Rev.
    2014;17(Endotoxin Supplement):12-15.

  62. Andersen N, Vampola L, Jain R, Alvarez M, Chamberlain S, Hilderbrand A. Rapid UHPLC-HRMS peptide mapping for monoclonal antibodies. Am Pharm Rev. 2014;17(6):30-35.

  63. Gupta RK. Role of environmental monitoring and microbiological testing during manufacture of sterile drugs and biologics. Am Pharm Rev. 2014;17(6):46-55.

  64. Sandle T. The risk of Bacillus cereus to pharmaceutical manufacturing. Am Pharm Rev. 2014;17(6):56-61.

  65. Luczak A, Kalyanaraman R. Portable and benchtop Raman technologies for product authentication and counterfeit detection. Am Pharm Rev. 2014;17(6):76-80.

  66. Romańach RJ, Torres HE, Ospino AR, Otero IP, Oritz FMS. NIR and Raman spectroscopic experiments to train the next generation of PAT scientists. Am Pharm Rev. 2014;17(6):82-87.

  67. Cinar A, Bayrak ES, Turksoy K. Modeling and control of biological systems: Applications in tissue engineering and artificial pancreas. Am Pharm Rev. 2014;17(7):8-16.

  68. Tsuchiya M. Possible mechanism of low endotoxin recovery. Am Pharm Rev. 2014;17(7):18-23.

  69. Ball S. Using automated light scattering measurements to support predictive protein formulation screening. Am Pharm Rev. 2014;17(7):30-35.

  70. Whyte J. The patient as ultimate outsourcer: Recent initiatives in patient-focused drug development.
    Pharm Outsourcing. 2014;15(5):36-41.

  71. Salyers M. Utilizing social media in clinical research. Pharm Outsourcing. 2015;16(1):14-17.