The Pediatric Ethicscope Editorial Board is composed of experts in the field of pediatric ethics and bioethics, all with distinguished service to the field and extensive contributions to the literature. The Editorial Board steers the journal and provides guidance on journal operations, policies, and standards.

Douglas Diekema, MD, MPH

Douglas Diekema, MD, MPH

The University of Washington School of Public Health

Dr. Diekema is Director of Education at the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, and Chair of the Seattle Children’s Hospital Institutional Review Board Committee. He is a Professor of Bioethics and of Emergency Medicine, an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Diekema is also an Adjunct Professor for the Department of Health Service.

  1. Marra, AR, Perencevich, EN, Nelson, RE, Samore, M, Khader, K, Chiang, HY et al.. Incidence and Outcomes Associated With Clostridium difficile Infections: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3 (1):e1917597. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.17597. PubMed PMID:31913488 .
  2. Julian, KG, Crook, T, Curley, E, Appenheimer, AB, Paules, CI, Hasse, B et al.. Long-term follow-up of post-cardiac surgery Mycobacterium chimaera infections: A 5-center case series. J. Infect. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2019.12.007. PubMed PMID:31863789 .
  3. Berkman, ER, Clark, JD, Diekema, DS, Lewis-Newby, M. "We Can Do Anything but We Can't Do Everything": Exploring the Perceived Impact of International Pediatric Programs on U.S. PICUs. Front Pediatr. 2019;7 :470. doi: 10.3389/fped.2019.00470. PubMed PMID:31803696 PubMed Central PMC6873788.
  4. Puig-Asensio, M, Diekema, DJ, Boyken, L, Clore, GS, Salinas, JL, Perencevich, EN et al.. Contamination of health-care workers' hands with Escherichia coli and Klebsiella species after routine patient care: a prospective observational study. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2019.11.005. PubMed PMID:31733378 .
  5. Wightman, A, Wilfond, BS, Diekema, D, Paquette, E, Shah, S. Relationships help make life worth living. J Med Ethics. 2020;46 (1):22-23. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2019-105809. PubMed PMID:31732679 .
  6. Hasse, B, Hannan, MM, Keller, PM, Maurer, FP, Sommerstein, R, Mertz, D et al.. International Society of Cardiovascular Infectious Diseases Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera Infection Following Cardiac Surgery with Cardiopulmonary Bypass. J. Hosp. Infect. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2019.10.009. PubMed PMID:31715282 .
  7. Doern, GV, Carroll, KC, Diekema, DJ, Garey, KW, Rupp, ME, Weinstein, MP et al.. A Comprehensive Update on the Problem of Blood Culture Contamination and a Discussion of Methods for Addressing the Problem. Clin. Microbiol. Rev. 2019;33 (1):. doi: 10.1128/CMR.00009-19. PubMed PMID:31666280 PubMed Central PMC6822992.
  8. Diekema, DS. Decision Making on Behalf of Children: Understanding the Role of the Harm Principle. J Clin Ethics. 2019;30 (3):207-212. . PubMed PMID:31573963 .
  9. Wightman, A, Diekema, D. Parental Decision Making and the Limitations of the Equivalence Thesis. Am J Bioeth. 2019;19 (3):43-45. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2018.1563923. PubMed PMID:31543040 .
  10. Diekema, DJ. MYCOBACTERIUM CHIMAERA INFECTIONS AFTER CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY: LESSONS FROM A GLOBAL OUTBREAK. Trans. Am. Clin. Climatol. Assoc. 2019;130 :136-144. . PubMed PMID:31516177 PubMed Central PMC6736012.
  11. Grundstad, ML, Parlet, CP, Kwiecinski, JM, Kavanaugh, JS, Crosby, HA, Cho, YS et al.. Quorum Sensing, Virulence, and Antibiotic Resistance of USA100 Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates. mSphere. 2019;4 (4):. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00553-19. PubMed PMID:31413175 PubMed Central PMC6695519.
  12. Diekema, DJ, Hsueh, PR, Mendes, RE, Pfaller, MA, Rolston, KV, Sader, HS et al.. The Microbiology of Bloodstream Infection: 20-Year Trends from the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 2019;63 (7):. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00355-19. PubMed PMID:31010862 PubMed Central PMC6591610.
  13. Pfaller, MA, Diekema, DJ, Turnidge, JD, Castanheira, M, Jones, RN. Twenty Years of the SENTRY Antifungal Surveillance Program: Results for Candida Species From 1997-2016. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019;6 (Suppl 1):S79-S94. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofy358. PubMed PMID:30895218 PubMed Central PMC6419901.
  14. Diekema, DJ, Pfaller, MA, Shortridge, D, Zervos, M, Jones, RN. Twenty-Year Trends in Antimicrobial Susceptibilities Among Staphylococcus aureus From the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019;6 (Suppl 1):S47-S53. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofy270. PubMed PMID:30895214 PubMed Central PMC6419894.
  15. Hasan, NA, Epperson, LE, Lawsin, A, Rodger, RR, Perkins, KM, Halpin, AL et al.. Genomic Analysis of Cardiac Surgery-Associated Mycobacterium chimaera Infections, United States. Emerging Infect. Dis. 2019;25 (3):559-563. doi: 10.3201/eid2503.181282. PubMed PMID:30789131 PubMed Central PMC6390774.
  16. Puig-Asensio, M, Douglas, M, Holley, S, Kukla, ME, Abosi, O, Mascardo, L et al.. Impact of expanded influenza post-exposure prophylaxis on healthcare worker absenteeism at a tertiary care center during the 2017-2018 season. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019;40 (2):260-261. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.317. PubMed PMID:30522537 .
  17. Werzen, A, Thom, KA, Robinson, GL, Li, S, Rock, C, Herwaldt, LA et al.. Comparing brief, covert, directly observed hand hygiene compliance monitoring to standard methods: A multicenter cohort study. Am J Infect Control. 2019;47 (3):346-348. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.08.015. PubMed PMID:30314747 PubMed Central PMC6399725.
  18. Hester, DM, Lang, KR, Garrison, NA, Diekema, DS. Agreed: The Harm Principle Cannot Replace the Best Interest Standard … but the Best Interest Standard Cannot Replace The Harm Principle Either. Am J Bioeth. 2018;18 (8):38-40. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2018.1485759. PubMed PMID:30133400 .
  19. Wightman, A, Goldberg, A, Diekema, D. Fairness, severe intellectual disability, and the special case of transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2018;22 (5):e13228. doi: 10.1111/petr.13228. PubMed PMID:29785805 .
  20. McDonald, LC, Diekema, DJ. Point-Counterpoint: Active Surveillance for Carriers of Toxigenic Clostridium difficile Should Be Performed To Guide Prevention Efforts. J. Clin. Microbiol. 2018;56 (8):. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00782-18. PubMed PMID:29769275 PubMed Central PMC6062805.
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Jacqueline J Glover, PhD

Jacqueline J Glover PhD

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Dr. Glover is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, and Director of the Humanities, Ethics and Professionalism (HEP) thread in the School of Medicine curriculum. Dr. Glover serves on the ethics committees and the ethics consult services at the University of Colorado Hospital and the Children’s Hospital Colorado as well as the research ethics consult service. She organizes the Clinical Ethics Leads from the Children’s Hospital and the University of Colorado Hospital in their Quality Improvement Efforts.

  1. Gould, J, Sidhu, BS, Porter, B, Sieniewicz, BJ, Freeman, S, de Wilt, EC et al.. Financial and resource costs of transvenous lead extraction in a high-volume lead extraction centre. Heart. 2020; :. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2019-315839. PubMed PMID:31932286 .
  2. Morris, RS, Milia, D, Glover, J, Napolitano, LM, Chen, B, Lindemann, E et al.. Predictors of Elderly Mortality After Trauma: A Novel Outcome Score. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019; :. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002569. PubMed PMID:31895331 .
  3. Kim, HJ, Chaulk, S, Arthur, D, Edwards, RA, Glover, JNM. Biochemical Methods for the Study of the FinO Family of Bacterial RNA Chaperones. Methods Mol. Biol. 2020;2106 :1-18. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-0231-7_1. PubMed PMID:31889248 .
  4. Glover, JP, Medrano, EG, Isakeit, T, Brewer, MJ. Transmission of Cotton Seed and Boll Rotting Bacteria by the Verde Plant Bug (Hemiptera: Miridae). J. Econ. Entomol. 2019; :. doi: 10.1093/jee/toz334. PubMed PMID:31879770 .
  5. Genovese, MC, Glover, J, Greenwald, M, Porawska, W, El Khouri, EC, Dokoupilova, E et al.. FKB327, an adalimumab biosimilar, versus the reference product: results of a randomized, Phase III, double-blind study, and its open-label extension. Arthritis Res. Ther. 2019;21 (1):281. doi: 10.1186/s13075-019-2046-0. PubMed PMID:31831079 PubMed Central PMC6909638.
  6. Glover, JC, Aswendt, M, Boulland, JL, Lojk, J, Stamenković, S, Andjus, P et al.. In vivo Cell Tracking Using Non-invasive Imaging of Iron Oxide-Based Particles with Particular Relevance for Stem Cell-Based Treatments of Neurological and Cardiac Disease. Mol Imaging Biol. 2019; :. doi: 10.1007/s11307-019-01440-4. PubMed PMID:31802361 .
  7. Grossetta Nardini, HK, Batten, J, Funaro, MC, Garcia-Milian, R, Nyhan, K, Spak, JM et al.. Librarians as methodological peer reviewers for systematic reviews: results of an online survey. Res Integr Peer Rev. 2019;4 :23. doi: 10.1186/s41073-019-0083-5. PubMed PMID:31798974 PubMed Central PMC6882225.
  8. Perreault, MC, Pastor-Bernier, A, Renaud, JS, Roux, S, Glover, JC. Corrigendum to "C Fragment of Tetanus Toxin Hybrid Proteins Evaluated for Muscle-specific Transsynaptic Mapping of Spinal Motor Circuitry in the Newborn Mouse" [Neuroscience 141(2) (2006) 803-816]. Neuroscience. 2020;424 :211. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2019.11.019. PubMed PMID:31790670 .
  9. Grimaldi, G, Vagaska, B, Ievglevskyi, O, Kondratskaya, E, Glover, J, Matthews, J et al.. Loss of Tiparp Results in Aberrant Layering of the Cerebral Cortex. eNeuro. ;6 (6):. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0239-19.2019. PubMed PMID:31704703 PubMed Central PMC6883171.
  10. Srinivasan, S, Glover, J, Tampi, RR, Tampi, DJ, Sewell, DD. Sexuality and the Older Adult. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2019;21 (10):97. doi: 10.1007/s11920-019-1090-4. PubMed PMID:31522296 .
  11. Glover, JP, Sword, GA, Brewer, MJ. Photoperiod-Specific Within-Plant Distribution of the Green Stink Bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) on Cotton. Environ. Entomol. 2019;48 (5):1234-1240. doi: 10.1093/ee/nvz102. PubMed PMID:31504382 .
  12. Glover, JJ. Rural Health Care and an Ethics of Familiarity. Narrat Inq Bioeth. 2019;9 (2):113-119. doi: 10.1353/nib.2019.0036. PubMed PMID:31447449 .
  13. McCarthy, R, Asaro, J, Hurst, DJ, One, A, Wik, S, Fausch, K et al.. Full Collection of Personal Narratives. Narrat Inq Bioeth. ;9 (2):89-133. doi: 10.1353/nib.2019.0035. PubMed PMID:31447435 .
  14. Zhou, Y, Millott, R, Kim, HJ, Peng, S, Edwards, RA, Skene-Arnold, T et al.. Flexible Tethering of ASPP Proteins Facilitates PP-1c Catalysis. Structure. 2019;27 (10):1485-1496.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.str.2019.07.012. PubMed PMID:31402222 PubMed Central PMC6827562.
  15. Fulmer, D, Toomer, K, Guo, L, Moore, K, Glover, J, Moore, R et al.. Defects in the Exocyst-Cilia Machinery Cause Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease and Aortic Stenosis. Circulation. 2019;140 (16):1331-1341. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.038376. PubMed PMID:31387361 .
  16. Roberts, RD, Lizardo, MM, Reed, DR, Hingorani, P, Glover, J, Allen-Rhoades, W et al.. Provocative questions in osteosarcoma basic and translational biology: A report from the Children's Oncology Group. Cancer. 2019;125 (20):3514-3525. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32351. PubMed PMID:31355930 PubMed Central PMC6948723.
  17. Rojo, R, Raper, A, Ozdemir, DD, Lefevre, L, Grabert, K, Wollscheid-Lengeling, E et al.. Deletion of a Csf1r enhancer selectively impacts CSF1R expression and development of tissue macrophage populations. Nat Commun. 2019;10 (1):3215. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-11053-8. PubMed PMID:31324781 PubMed Central PMC6642117.
  18. Reirden, DH, Glover, JJ. Maximizing Resources: Ensuring Standard of Care for a Transgender Child in a Rural Setting. Am J Bioeth. 2019;19 (7):66-67. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2019.1618944. PubMed PMID:31237502 .
  19. Dolz-Marco, R, Glover, JP, Gal-Or, O, Litts, KM, Messinger, JD, Zhang, Y et al.. Reply. Ophthalmology. 2019;126 (7):e54-e55. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2019.01.020. PubMed PMID:31229015 .
  20. Toomer, KA, Yu, M, Fulmer, D, Guo, L, Moore, KS, Moore, R et al.. Primary cilia defects causing mitral valve prolapse. Sci Transl Med. 2019;11 (493):. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aax0290. PubMed PMID:31118289 .
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John Lantos, MD

John Lantos MD

University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine

A former President of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, Dr. Lantos is the founding director of the Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center, and was the inaugural holder of the John B. Francis Chair in Bioethics at the Center for Practical Bioethics. He is currently the Director of Pediatric Bioethics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, where he is also a Professor of Pediatrics. Dr. Lantos spent 20 years on the faculty of The University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine, is an advisor to the American Academy of Pediatrics on bioethics, and a former associate editor of three journals; he has published ve books and over 250 journal articles and book chapters in the eld of bioethics.

  1. Lantos, JD. Randomized Trials are Deeply Offensive. Am J Bioeth. 2020;20 (1):3-5. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2019.1695487. PubMed PMID:31896334 .
  2. Low Kapalu, C, Lantos, J, Booser, A, Thomson, M, Attard, T. Preventing Self-Harm From Repeat Foreign-Body Ingestion. Pediatrics. 2020;145 (1):. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-1515. PubMed PMID:31831671 .
  3. deSante-Bertkau, JE, Shubkin, CD, Nelson, WA, Salter, EK, Lantos, JD. When Specialty Care Is Unavailable to Rural Families. Pediatrics. 2019;144 (6):. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-1130. PubMed PMID:31690711 .
  4. Brunkhorst, J, Lantos, JD. Ethics and Medico-legal implications in delivery room emergencies. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2019;24 (6):101029. doi: 10.1016/j.siny.2019.101029. PubMed PMID:31606328 .
  5. Caruso Brown, AE, Arthur, JD, Mutrie, LH, Lantos, JD. Seeking a Second Opinion on Social Media. Pediatrics. 2019;144 (5):. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-0817. PubMed PMID:31597691 .
  6. Moore, B, Lantos, JD. Healthcare organizations and high profile disagreements. Bioethics. 2019; :. doi: 10.1111/bioe.12670. PubMed PMID:31577853 .
  7. Riley, JS, Antiel, RM, Flake, AW, Johnson, MP, Rintoul, NE, Lantos, JD et al.. Pediatric neurosurgeons' views regarding prenatal surgery for myelomeningocele and the management of hydrocephalus: a national survey. Neurosurg Focus. 2019;47 (4):E8. doi: 10.3171/2019.7.FOCUS19406. PubMed PMID:31574481 .
  8. Gerdes, H, Lantos, J. Differing Thresholds for Overriding Parental Refusals of Life-Sustaining Treatment. HEC Forum. 2019; :. doi: 10.1007/s10730-019-09384-6. PubMed PMID:31535261 .
  9. Carter, BS, Lantos, JD. Disclosing adverse events and near misses to parents of neonates. Semin. Perinatol. 2019;43 (8):151182. doi: 10.1053/j.semperi.2019.08.011. PubMed PMID:31519367 .
  10. Lantos, JD. When Deeply Held Personal Beliefs Conflict with Collective Societal Norms. Perspect. Biol. Med. 2019;62 (3):503-518. doi: 10.1353/pbm.2019.0029. PubMed PMID:31495794 .
  11. Levy, C, Weeks, KS, Benson, RJ, Miller, JM, Higgins, J, Deutsch, SA et al.. Failure to Provide Adequate Palliative Care May Be Medical Neglect. Pediatrics. 2019;144 (4):. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-3939. PubMed PMID:31484675 .
  12. Berrios, C, Koertje, C, Noel-MacDonnell, J, Soden, S, Lantos, J. Parents of newborns in the NICU enrolled in genome sequencing research: hopeful, but not naïve. Genet. Med. 2019; :. doi: 10.1038/s41436-019-0644-5. PubMed PMID:31467447 .
  13. Janvier, A, Prentice, T, Wallace, J, Robson, K, Mann, P, Lantos, JD et al.. Does It Matter if This Baby Is 22 or 23 Weeks?. Pediatrics. 2019;144 (3):. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-0113. PubMed PMID:31395622 .
  14. Moore, B, Lantos, JD. When Parents Take Conflicts to Digital Media. Pediatrics. 2019;144 (2):. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-0932. PubMed PMID:31341006 .
  15. Hopkins, KA, Ott, MA, Salih, Z, Bosslet, GT, Lantos, J. When Adolescent and Parents Disagree on Medical Plan, Who Gets to Decide?. Pediatrics. 2019;144 (2):. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-0291. PubMed PMID:31266823 .
  16. Puri, K, Malek, J, de la Uz, CM, Lantos, J, Cabrera, AG, Frugé, E et al.. Allowing Adolescents to Weigh Benefits and Burdens of High-stakes Therapies. Pediatrics. 2019;144 (1):. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-3714. PubMed PMID:31167936 .
  17. Prero, MY, Strenk, M, Garrett, J, Kessler, A, Fanaroff, JM, Lantos, JD et al.. Disclosure of Misattributed Paternity. Pediatrics. 2019;143 (6):. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-3899. PubMed PMID:31097466 .
  18. Ehmann, P, Lantos, JD. Ethical issues with testing and treatment for Krabbe disease. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2019;61 (12):1358-1361. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.14258. PubMed PMID:31090922 .
  19. Leibowitz, SF, Lantos, JD. Affirming, Balanced, and Comprehensive Care for Transgender Teenagers. Pediatrics. 2019;143 (6):. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-0995. PubMed PMID:31085735 .
  20. Kukora, S, Firn, J, Laventhal, N, Vercler, C, Moore, B, Lantos, JD et al.. Infant With Trisomy 18 and Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Pediatrics. 2019;143 (5):. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-3779. PubMed PMID:30948683 .
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Mark Mercurio, MD, MA

Mark Mercurio MD, MA

Yale University School of Medicine

Dr. Mercurio is a Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology) and Chief of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; he is the Director of the Program for Biomedical Ethics at the Yale School of Medicine, and Director of the Yale Pediatrics Ethics Program. Dr. Mercurio oversees the ethics education of Yale medical students, and participates in ethics education for attending physicians, fellows, residents, nurses, and physician associate students. He has more than 25 years of experience as a clinical neonatologist, actively involved in the training of fellows and residents in the Newborn ICU, and over 20 years’ experience in clinical ethics consultation in pediatrics and adult medicine.

  1. Shah, PR, Esaa, FS, Gupta, P, Mercurio, MG. Trichodysplasia spinulosa successfully treated with adapalene 0.1% gel and oral valganciclovir in a renal transplant recipient. JAAD Case Rep. 2020;6 (1):23-25. doi: 10.1016/j.jdcr.2019.11.002. PubMed PMID:31909132 PubMed Central PMC6938882.
  2. Fanelli, D, Mercurio, M, Gasparini, G, Galasso, O. Predictors of Meniscal Allograft Transplantation Outcome: A Systematic Review. J Knee Surg. 2019; :. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1695043. PubMed PMID:31461756 .
  3. Pyle, AK, Shabanova, V, Cleary, MA, Ozgediz, D, Cummings, CL, Kamin, DS et al.. Variable management strategies for NEC totalis: a national survey. J Perinatol. 2019;39 (11):1521-1527. doi: 10.1038/s41372-019-0448-0. PubMed PMID:31371831 .
  4. Izzo, F, Mercurio, M, de Gennaro, B, Aprea, P, Cappelletti, P, Daković, A et al.. Surface modified natural zeolites (SMNZs) as nanocomposite versatile materials for health and environment. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. 2019;182 :110380. doi: 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2019.110380. PubMed PMID:31362155 .
  5. Mercurio, M, Castioni, D, Iannò, B, Gasparini, G, Galasso, O. Outcomes of revision surgery after periprosthetic shoulder infection: a systematic review. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2019;28 (6):1193-1203. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2019.02.014. PubMed PMID:31003887 .
  6. Gasparini, G, Mercurio, M, Caroleo, B, Galasso, O. Cervical spondylodiscitis mimicking Pott's disease: a case report. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2019;23 (2 Suppl):1-5. doi: 10.26355/eurrev_201904_17467. PubMed PMID:30977864 .
  7. Cellini, N, Mercurio, M, Sarlo, M. The Fate of Emotional Memories Over a Week: Does Sleep Play Any Role?. Front Psychol. 2019;10 :481. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00481. PubMed PMID:30890991 PubMed Central PMC6411793.
  8. Corriero, G, Pierri, C, Mercurio, M, Nonnis Marzano, C, Onen Tarantini, S, Gravina, MF et al.. A Mediterranean mesophotic coral reef built by non-symbiotic scleractinians. Sci Rep. 2019;9 (1):3601. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-40284-4. PubMed PMID:30837650 PubMed Central PMC6401148.
  9. Cazzaniga, S, Castelli, E, Di Landro, A, Di Mercurio, M, Imberti, G, Locatelli, GA et al.. Mobile teledermatology for melanoma detection: Assessment of the validity in the framework of a population-based skin cancer awareness campaign in northern Italy. J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 2019;81 (1):257-260. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2019.02.036. PubMed PMID:30797846 .
  10. Fumagalli, GG, Sacchi, L, Basilico, P, Arighi, A, Carandini, T, Scarioni, M et al.. Monozygotic Twins with Frontotemporal Dementia Due To Thr272fs GRN Mutation Discordant for Age At Onset. J. Alzheimers Dis. 2019;67 (4):1173-1179. doi: 10.3233/JAD-180723. PubMed PMID:30689572 .
  11. Galasso, O, Castioni, D, Mercurio, M, Sticozzi, M, Porco, E, De Gori, M et al.. Reinfusion-drains reduce blood transfusions in total joint arthroplasty. J. Biol. Regul. Homeost. Agents. ;32 (6 Suppl. 1):131-138. . PubMed PMID:30644293 .
  12. Hobson, JG, Ibrahim, SF, Mercurio, MG. Recalcitrant Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus Treated With Erbium YAG Laser. JAMA Dermatol. 2019;155 (2):254-256. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.4461. PubMed PMID:30540338 .
  13. Salvato, G, Mercurio, M, Sberna, M, Paulesu, E, Bottini, G. A very light lunch: Interoceptive deficits and food aversion at onset in a case of behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2018;10 :750-754. doi: 10.1016/j.dadm.2018.10.001. PubMed PMID:30480080 PubMed Central PMC6240841.
  14. Soh, JM, Galka, E, Mercurio, MG. Herpetic Whitlow-A Case of Inadvertent Inoculation With Melanoma Viral Therapy. JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154 (12):1487-1488. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.3584. PubMed PMID:30422160 .
  15. Pietroboni, AM, Carandini, T, Colombi, A, Mercurio, M, Ghezzi, L, Giulietti, G et al.. Amyloid PET as a marker of normal-appearing white matter early damage in multiple sclerosis: correlation with CSF β-amyloid levels and brain volumes. Eur. J. Nucl. Med. Mol. Imaging. 2019;46 (2):280-287. doi: 10.1007/s00259-018-4182-1. PubMed PMID:30343433 .
  16. Mercurio, MR. The EXTEND system for extrauterine support of extremely premature neonates: opportunity and caution. Pediatr. Res. 2018;84 (6):795-796. doi: 10.1038/s41390-018-0198-2. PubMed PMID:30323347 .
  17. Varela, C, Schmidt, SA, Borneman, AR, Pang, CNI, Krömerx, JO, Khan, A et al.. Systems-based approaches enable identification of gene targets which improve the flavour profile of low-ethanol wine yeast strains. Metab. Eng. 2018;49 :178-191. doi: 10.1016/j.ymben.2018.08.006. PubMed PMID:30138679 .
  18. Delvecchio, G, Rossetti, MG, Caletti, E, Arighi, A, Galimberti, D, Basilico, P et al.. The Neuroanatomy of Somatoform Disorders: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study. Psychosomatics. ;60 (3):278-288. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2018.07.005. PubMed PMID:30119840 .
  19. Pitch, MA, Bryan, DJ, McMillan, J, Chavez, L, Hammes, SR, Scott, G et al.. A fatal case of parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PTHrP)-producing squamous cell carcinoma arising in the context of long-standing hidradenitis suppurativa. JAAD Case Rep. 2018;4 (5):426-428. doi: 10.1016/j.jdcr.2017.11.025. PubMed PMID:29984271 PubMed Central PMC6031571.
  20. Pyle, AK, Fleischman, AR, Hardart, G, Mercurio, MR. Management options and parental voice in the treatment of trisomy 13 and 18. J Perinatol. 2018;38 (9):1135-1143. doi: 10.1038/s41372-018-0151-6. PubMed PMID:29977011 .
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Christine Mitchell, RN, MS, MTS, FAAN

Christine Mitchell RN, MS, MTS, FAAN

Harvard Medical School

Christine Mitchell, executive director of the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School, founded the ethics program at Boston Children’s Hospital, directed the ethics consultation service, and led the Ethics Advisory Committee for 30 years. She is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Nurses, and has served on numerous national committees and commissions, including the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities’ Clinical Ethics Consultation Committee and, most recently, the Ethical Legal and Social Aspects Committee for the Human Brain Project funded by the European Commission.  She lectures nationally and internationally on issues in clinical ethics.  Her published work includes documentary filmmaking, a regular series for The Journal of Clinical Ethics, and broad publications in the bioethics and popular literature.

  1. Gibson, CJ, Huang, AJ, Larson, JC, Mitchell, C, Diem, S, Lacroix, A et al.. Patient-Centered Change in the Day-to-Day Impact of Postmenopausal Vaginal Symptoms: Results from a Multicenter Randomized Trial. Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 2020; :. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2019.12.270. PubMed PMID:31954158 .
  2. Nozik, Y, Hallock, LA, Ho, D, Mandava, S, Mitchell, C, Li, TH et al.. OpenArm 2.0: Automated Segmentation of 3D Tissue Structures for Multi-Subject Study of Muscle Deformation Dynamics. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2019;2019 :982-988. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2019.8857669. PubMed PMID:31946058 .
  3. Chu, P, Batson, S, Hodgson, M, Mitchell, CR, Steenrod, A. Systematic review of neurotrophic tropomyosin-related kinase inhibition as a tumor-agnostic management strategy. Future Oncol. 2020;16 (4):61-74. doi: 10.2217/fon-2019-0534. PubMed PMID:31942815 .
  4. Bond, L, Bowen, G, Mertens, B, Denson, K, Jordan, K, Vidakovic, B et al.. Associations of Patient Mood, Modulators of Quality of Life, and Pharmaceuticals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Survival Duration. Behav Sci (Basel). 2020;10 (1):. doi: 10.3390/bs10010033. PubMed PMID:31936812 .
  5. Stowell, JR, Rigdon, D, Colglazier, R, Filler, L, Orosco, D, Connell, M et al.. Risk of contrast extravasation with vascular access in computed tomography. Emerg Radiol. 2020; :. doi: 10.1007/s10140-020-01752-x. PubMed PMID:31919617 .
  6. Rentscher, KE, Carroll, JE, Mitchell, C. Psychosocial Stressors and Telomere Length: A Current Review of the Science. Annu Rev Public Health. 2020; :. doi: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-040119-094239. PubMed PMID:31900099 .
  7. Mitchell, C, Reese, E, Salmon, K, Jose, P. Narrative coherence, psychopathology, and wellbeing: Concurrent and longitudinal findings in a mid-adolescent sample. J Adolesc. 2019;79 :16-25. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2019.12.003. PubMed PMID:31877482 .
  8. Chalmers, L, Migaud, H, Adams, A, Vera, LM, McStay, E, North, B et al.. Response of triploid Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) to commercial vaccines. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2019;97 :624-636. doi: 10.1016/j.fsi.2019.12.070. PubMed PMID:31877359 .
  9. Mitchell, CE, Ryne, RD, Hwang, K. Spectral Galerkin solver for intense beam Vlasov equilibria in nonlinear constant focusing channels. Phys Rev E. 2019;100 (5-1):053308. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.100.053308. PubMed PMID:31869885 .
  10. Durainayagam, B, Mitchell, CJ, Milan, AM, Zeng, N, Sharma, P, Mitchell, SM et al.. Impact of a High Protein Intake on the Plasma Metabolome in Elderly Males: 10 Week Randomized Dietary Intervention. Front Nutr. 2019;6 :180. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2019.00180. PubMed PMID:31867339 PubMed Central PMC6910071.
  11. Shah, A, Pedraza, I, Mitchell, C, Kramer, GC. Fluid volumes infused during burn resuscitation 1980-2015: A quantitative review. Burns. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2019.11.013. PubMed PMID:31862276 .
  12. Hunter, MM, Guthrie, KA, Larson, JC, Reed, SD, Mitchell, CM, Diem, SJ et al.. Convergent-Divergent Validity and Correlates of the Day-to-Day Impact of Vaginal Aging Domain Scales in the MsFLASH Vaginal Health Trial. J Sex Med. 2020;17 (1):117-125. doi: 10.1016/j.jsxm.2019.10.010. PubMed PMID:31812686 PubMed Central PMC6956841.
  13. Pickles, JC, Fairchild, AR, Stone, TJ, Brownlee, L, Merve, A, Yasin, SA et al.. DNA methylation-based profiling for paediatric CNS tumour diagnosis and treatment: a population-based study. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/S2352-4642(19)30342-6. PubMed PMID:31786093 .
  14. Mitchell, CA. Commentary on Grischott et al. (2019): Is the rising incidence of pulmonary disease among opioid-dependent patients an unintended consequence of inhalation of toxic substances?. Addiction. 2019;114 (5):877-878. doi: 10.1111/add.14606. PubMed PMID:31785066 .
  15. Mitchell, C, Crayne, CB, Cron, RQ. Patterns of B Cell Repletion Following Rituximab Therapy in a Pediatric Rheumatology Cohort. ACR Open Rheumatol. 2019;1 (8):527-532. doi: 10.1002/acr2.11074. PubMed PMID:31777835 PubMed Central PMC6858005.
  16. Crayne, CB, Mitchell, C, Beukelman, T. Comparison of second-line therapy in IVIg-refractory Kawasaki disease: a systematic review. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2019;17 (1):77. doi: 10.1186/s12969-019-0380-z. PubMed PMID:31775898 PubMed Central PMC6882052.
  17. Huang, JC, Schleisman, M, Choi, D, Mitchell, C, Watson, L, Asquith, M et al.. Preliminary Report on Interleukin-22, GM-CSF, and IL-17F in the Pathogenesis of Acute Anterior Uveitis. Ocul. Immunol. Inflamm. 2019; :1-8. doi: 10.1080/09273948.2019.1686156. PubMed PMID:31763950 .
  18. Morten, KJ, Potter, M, Badder, L, Sivathondan, P, Dragovic, R, Neumann, A et al.. Insights into pancreatic β cell energy metabolism using rodent β cell models. Wellcome Open Res. 2017;2 :14. doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.10535.3. PubMed PMID:31754635 PubMed Central PMC6854877.
  19. Phares, TM, Sherin, K, Harrison, SL, Mitchell, C, Freeman, R, Lichtenberg, K et al.. Intimate Partner Violence Screening and Intervention: The American College of Preventive Medicine Position Statement. Am J Prev Med. 2019;57 (6):862-872. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2019.07.003. PubMed PMID:31753269 .
  20. Norris, E, Ramos-Rivera, C, Poologasundarampillai, G, Clark, JP, Ju, Q, Obata, A et al.. Electrospinning 3D bioactive glasses for wound healing. Biomed Mater. 2019; :. doi: 10.1088/1748-605X/ab591d. PubMed PMID:31746779 .
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Jonathan D Moreno, PhD

Jonathan D. Moreno PhD

The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Dr. Moreno is a Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, of History and Sociology of Science, and of Philosophy. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, is a National Associate of the National Research Council, and is the U.S. member of the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee. Dr. Moreno is widely published, and has given invited testimony for both houses of congress. In 2008-09 he served as a member of President Barack Obama’s transition team, where he served as a senior staff member of the presidential advisory commission on bioethics, a post he has held with two previous administrations.

  1. Parrie, LE, Crowell, JAE, Moreno, JA, Suinn, SS, Telling, GC, Bessen, RA et al.. The cellular prion protein promotes neuronal regeneration after acute nasotoxic injury. Prion. 2020;14 (1):31-41. doi: 10.1080/19336896.2020.1714373. PubMed PMID:31950869 .
  2. Sarto, J, Semerano, A, Moreno, JL, Mayà-Casalprim, G, Blasco, J, Urra, X et al.. Spinal cord hemodynamic infarction after vertebral artery endovascular trapping despite preserved flow in the anterior spinal artery. J Spinal Cord Med. 2020; :1-4. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2019.1706290. PubMed PMID:31944930 .
  3. Moreno, J, Simon, P, Faleiro, E, Asensio, G, Fernandez, JA. Estimation of an Upper Bound to the Value of the Step Potentials in Two-Layered Soils from Grounding Resistance Measurements. Materials (Basel). 2020;13 (2):. doi: 10.3390/ma13020290. PubMed PMID:31936414 .
  4. Ármannsdóttir, AL, Beckerle, P, Moreno, JC, van Asseldonk, EHF, Manrique-Sancho, MT, Del-Ama, AJ et al.. Assessing the Involvement of Users During Development of Lower Limb Wearable Robotic Exoskeletons: A Survey Study. Hum Factors. 2020; :18720819883500. doi: 10.1177/0018720819883500. PubMed PMID:31928418 .
  5. Torres, E, Aragoncillo, I, Moreno, J, Vega, A, Abad, S, García-Prieto, A et al.. Exercise training during hemodialysis sessions: physical and biochemical benefits. Ther Apher Dial. 2019; :. doi: 10.1111/1744-9987.13469. PubMed PMID:31886624 .
  6. Gabel, I, Moreno, J. Genome Editing, Ethics, and Politics. AMA J Ethics. 2019;21 (12):E1105-1110. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2019.1105. PubMed PMID:31876477 .
  7. Cavalcante, KKS, Florêncio, CMGD, Moreno, JO, Correia, FGS, Alencar, CH. Post-exposure human rabies prophylaxis: spatial patterns of inadequate procedures in Ceará - Brazil, 2007 to 2015. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. 2019;53 :e20190247. doi: 10.1590/0037-8682-0247-2019. PubMed PMID:31859949 .
  8. Madrigal, C, Soto-Méndez, MJ, Hernández-Ruiz, Á, Ruiz, E, Valero, T, Ávila, JM et al.. Dietary and Lifestyle Patterns in the Spanish Pediatric Population (One to <10 Years Old): Design, Protocol, and Methodology of the EsNuPI Study. Nutrients. 2019;11 (12):. doi: 10.3390/nu11123050. PubMed PMID:31847228 PubMed Central PMC6950579.
  9. Wu, C, Brown, T, Moreno, JL. Access to naloxone at community pharmacies under the Massachusetts statewide standing order. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.japh.2019.11.009. PubMed PMID:31843374 .
  10. Sikma, MA, Van Maarseveen, EM, Hunault, CC, Moreno, JM, Van de Graaf, EA, Kirkels, JH et al.. Unbound Plasma, Total Plasma, and Whole-Blood Tacrolimus Pharmacokinetics Early After Thoracic Organ Transplantation. Clin Pharmacokinet. 2019; :. doi: 10.1007/s40262-019-00854-1. PubMed PMID:31840222 .
  11. Figueiredo, J, Moreno, JC, Matias, AC, Pereira, F, Santos, CP. Outcome measures and motion capture systems for assessing lower limb orthosis-based interventions after stroke: a systematic review. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2019; :1-10. doi: 10.1080/17483107.2019.1695966. PubMed PMID:31815572 .
  12. Mercader, C, Vilaseca, A, Moreno, JL, López, A, Sebastià, MC, Nicolau, C et al.. Role of the three-dimensional printing technology incomplex laparoscopic renal surgery: a renal tumor in a horseshoe kidney. Int Braz J Urol. ;45 (6):1129-1135. doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2019.0085. PubMed PMID:31808400 .
  13. Moreno, JP, Bautista, M, Castro, J, Bonilla, G, Llinás, A. Extended thromboprophylaxis for hip or knee arthroplasty. Does the administration route and dosage regimen affect adherence? A cohort study. Int Orthop. 2020;44 (2):237-243. doi: 10.1007/s00264-019-04454-3. PubMed PMID:31807853 .
  14. Arbeláez, N, Moreno, J, Murillo, J, Montoya, A, Robledo, SM, Vélez, A et al.. First Report of an Urban Case of Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis in the Municipality of Cali, Colombia. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2019; :. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0515. PubMed PMID:31802736 .
  15. Carrillo, E, Moreno, J. Editorial: Biomarkers in Leishmaniasis. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2019;9 :388. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2019.00388. PubMed PMID:31781519 PubMed Central PMC6861439.
  16. Oltra, L, Reverte, V, Garcés, B, Li Volti, G, Moreno, JM, Salazar, FJ et al.. Trophoblast-induced spiral artery remodelling and uteroplacental haemodynamics in pregnant rats with increased blood pressure induced by heme oxygenase inhibition. Placenta. 2019;89 :91-98. doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2019.11.002. PubMed PMID:31778922 .
  17. Negral, L, Suárez-Peña, B, Zapico, E, Fernández-Nava, Y, Megido, L, Moreno, J et al.. Anthropogenic and meteorological influences on PM10 metal/semi-metal concentrations: Implications for human health. Chemosphere. 2019;243 :125347. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.125347. PubMed PMID:31765904 .
  18. Martínez-Gallardo, MR, López, MJ, Jurado, MM, Suárez-Estrella, F, López-González, JA, Sáez, JA et al.. Bioremediation of Olive Mill Wastewater sediments in evaporation ponds through in situ composting assisted by bioaugmentation. Sci. Total Environ. 2020;703 :135537. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135537. PubMed PMID:31761371 .
  19. Ferri, J, Llopis, RL, Moreno, J, Ibañez Civera, J, Garcia-Breijo, E. A Wearable Textile 3D Gesture Recognition Sensor Based on Screen-Printing Technology. Sensors (Basel). 2019;19 (23):. doi: 10.3390/s19235068. PubMed PMID:31757058 PubMed Central PMC6928654.
  20. Moreno, JP, Crowley, SJ, Alfano, CA, Thompson, D. Physiological mechanisms underlying children's circannual growth patterns and their contributions to the obesity epidemic in elementary school age children. Obes Rev. 2019; :. doi: 10.1111/obr.12973. PubMed PMID:31737994 .
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Lainie Ross, MD, PhD

Lainie Ross MD, PhD

The University of Chicago Medicine

Dr. Ross is a trained philosopher and a practicing pediatrician. She is the Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Clinical Medical Ethics, an Associate Director of MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, and co-director of the Ethics Consultation Service, providing both clinical and research ethics consultation. Dr. Ross serves on the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) and as the chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Bioethics Executive Committee. A frequent lecturer at national and international conferences, Dr. Ross has written more than 100 research articles, and published two books on pediatric ethics, with a third forthcoming.

  1. Attard, J, Ross, L, Weeks, KW. Corrigendum to "Design and development of a spiritual care competency framework for pre-registration nurses and midwives: A modified Delphi study" [Nurse Education in Practice Volume 40, October 2019, 102604]. Nurse Educ Pract. 2020; :102645. doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2019.102645. PubMed PMID:31932203 .
  2. Langston, K, Ross, LJ, Byrnes, A, Hay, R. Secondary-prevention behaviour-change strategy for high-risk patients: Benefits for all classes of body mass index. Nutr Diet. 2020; :. doi: 10.1111/1747-0080.12605. PubMed PMID:31919951 .
  3. Sprague, BN, Freed, SA, Phillips, CB, Ross, LA. A viewpoint on change point modeling for cognitive aging research: Moving from description to intervention and practice. Ageing Res. Rev. 2019;58 :101003. doi: 10.1016/j.arr.2019.101003. PubMed PMID:31881367 .
  4. Ross, LF. 50 Years Ago in TheJournal ofPediatrics: A New Diagnostic Test for Hemoglobin S. J. Pediatr. 2020;216 :18. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.07.023. PubMed PMID:31843112 .
  5. Ross, L, Danforth, CM, Eppstein, MJ, Clarfeld, LA, Durieux, BN, Gramling, CJ et al.. Story Arcs in Serious Illness: Natural Language Processing features of Palliative Care Conversations. Patient Educ Couns. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2019.11.021. PubMed PMID:31831305 .
  6. Rayner, J, D'Arcy, E, Ross, LJ, Hodge, A, Schoenaker, DAJM. Carbohydrate restriction in midlife is associated with higher risk of type 2 diabetes among Australian women: A cohort study. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2019.11.001. PubMed PMID:31822429 .
  7. Ross, LM, Slentz, CA, Kraus, WE. Evaluating Individual Level Responses to Exercise for Health Outcomes in Overweight or Obese Adults. Front Physiol. 2019;10 :1401. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.01401. PubMed PMID:31798463 PubMed Central PMC6867965.
  8. Cremer, A, Ellegast, JM, Alexe, G, Frank, ES, Ross, L, Chu, SH et al.. Resistance mechanisms to SYK inhibition in acute myeloid leukemia. Cancer Discov. 2019; :. doi: 10.1158/2159-8290.CD-19-0209. PubMed PMID:31771968 .
  9. McCormack, J, Noble, C, Ross, L, Cruickshank, D, Bialocerkowski, A. How do foodservice dietitians and dietetic students learn about environmental sustainability? A scoping review protocol. BMJ Open. 2019;9 (11):e032355. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032355. PubMed PMID:31767594 PubMed Central PMC6886930.
  10. Koren, G, Ross, L, Zwang, O, Benari, O. The prevalence of iron deficiency anemia among African asylum seeking children residing in Tel Aviv. Isr J Health Policy Res. 2019;8 (1):81. doi: 10.1186/s13584-019-0351-3. PubMed PMID:31767026 PubMed Central PMC6876069.
  11. Ross, LF. Delegating Decision-Making Authority To a Surrogate. Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2019;108 (6):1615-1616. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.08.014. PubMed PMID:31761263 .
  12. Sobotka, SA, Ross, LF. 50 Years Ago in TheJournal ofPediatrics: Why Patients Don't Follow Medical Advice: A Study of Children on Long-Term Antistreptococcal Prophylaxis. J. Pediatr. 2019;215 :63. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.05.047. PubMed PMID:31761146 .
  13. Neufeld, M, Wittchen, HU, Ross, LE, Ferreira-Borges, C, Rehm, J. Perception of alcohol policies by consumers of unrecorded alcohol - an exploratory qualitative interview study with patients of alcohol treatment facilities in Russia. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2019;14 (1):53. doi: 10.1186/s13011-019-0234-1. PubMed PMID:31752926 PubMed Central PMC6869256.
  14. Rooks-Peck, CR, Wichser, ME, Adegbite, AH, DeLuca, JB, Barham, T, Ross, LW et al.. Analysis of Systematic Reviews of Medication Adherence Interventions for Persons with HIV, 1996-2017. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2019;33 (12):528-537. doi: 10.1089/apc.2019.0125. PubMed PMID:31750731 .
  15. Ross, LL, Walker, AS, Lou, Y, Tenorio, AR, Gibb, DM, Double, J et al.. Changes over time in creatinine clearance and comparison of emergent adverse events for HIV-positive adults receiving standard doses (300 mg/day) of lamivudine-containing antiretroviral therapy with baseline creatinine clearance of 30-49 vs ≥50 mL/min. PLoS ONE. 2019;14 (11):e0225199. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0225199. PubMed PMID:31725787 PubMed Central PMC6855468.
  16. Ross, L, Miles, J. Spirituality in heart failure: a review of the literature from 2014 to 2019 to identify spiritual care needs and spiritual interventions. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2019; :. doi: 10.1097/SPC.0000000000000475. PubMed PMID:31724993 .
  17. Lund, L, Ross, L, Petersen, MA, Sengelov, L, Groenvold, M. Response to Letter to the Editor: Improving information to caregivers of cancer patients: the Herlev Hospital Empowerment of Relatives through More and Earlier information Supply (HERMES) randomized controlled trial. Support Care Cancer. 2020;28 (2):417. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-05127-y. PubMed PMID:31720826 .
  18. Ross, LF, Clayton, EW. Ethical Issues in Newborn Sequencing Research: The Case Study of BabySeq. Pediatrics. 2019;144 (6):. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-1031. PubMed PMID:31719124 PubMed Central PMC6889970.
  19. Parker, WF, Anderson, AS, Gibbons, RD, Garrity, ER Jr, Ross, LF, Huang, ES et al.. Association of Transplant Center With Survival Benefit Among Adults Undergoing Heart Transplant in the United States. JAMA. 2019;322 (18):1789-1798. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.15686. PubMed PMID:31714985 .
  20. Fishman, M, Paquette, ET, Gandhi, R, Pendergrast, TR, Park, M, Flanagan, E et al.. Surrogate Decision Making for Children: Who Should Decide?. J. Pediatr. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.10.023. PubMed PMID:31708154 .
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Cynda Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN

Cynda Rushton PhD, RN, FAAN

The John’s Hopkins University and John’s Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Dr. Rushton is the Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics in the Berman Institute of Bioethics and the School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University, with a joint appointment in the School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics. A founding member of the Berman Institute, Dr. Rushton co-chairs the Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Ethics Consultation Service.

  1. Rushton, C, Burton, CS, Goddard, K, Basran, AK, Alfred, A. Monitoring lung function in patients with chronic graft versus host disease: a pilot study. Br J Nurs. 2019;28 (18):1196-1200. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2019.28.18.1196. PubMed PMID:31597050 .
  2. Hilton, LK, Tang, J, Ben-Neriah, S, Alcaide, M, Jiang, A, Grande, BM et al.. The double-hit signature identifies double-hit diffuse large B-cell lymphoma with genetic events cryptic to FISH. Blood. 2019;134 (18):1528-1532. doi: 10.1182/blood.2019002600. PubMed PMID:31527075 PubMed Central PMC6839951.
  3. Cruz-Oliver, DM, Tseng, TY, Mitchell, MM, Catanzarite, Z, Budhathoki, C, Smith, TJ et al.. Support Network Factors Associated With Naming a Health Care Decision-Maker and Talking About Advance Care Planning Among People Living With HIV. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019;58 (6):1040-1047. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.08.019. PubMed PMID:31446009 PubMed Central PMC6915303.
  4. Mottok, A, Hung, SS, Chavez, EA, Woolcock, B, Telenius, A, Chong, LC et al.. Integrative genomic analysis identifies key pathogenic mechanisms in primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma. Blood. 2019;134 (10):802-813. doi: 10.1182/blood.2019001126. PubMed PMID:31292115 .
  5. Rushton, C, Bacon, E, Jennings, E, Marchetti, P, Alfred, A. Adrenal insufficiency of patients with graft versus host disease treated with extracorporeal photopheresis. Br J Nurs. 2019;28 (11):698-701. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2019.28.11.698. PubMed PMID:31188658 .
  6. Turner, K, Rushton, CH. "Why Are We Doing This?" Creating New Narratives to Meet Futility With Integrity. AACN Adv Crit Care. ;30 (2):198-203. doi: 10.4037/aacnacc2019597. PubMed PMID:31151952 .
  7. Alcaide, M, Rushton, C, Morin, RD. Ultrasensitive Detection of Circulating Tumor DNA in Lymphoma via Targeted Hybridization Capture and Deep Sequencing of Barcoded Libraries. Methods Mol. Biol. 2019;1956 :383-435. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-9151-8_20. PubMed PMID:30779047 .
  8. Grande, BM, Gerhard, DS, Jiang, A, Griner, NB, Abramson, JS, Alexander, TB et al.. Genome-wide discovery of somatic coding and noncoding mutations in pediatric endemic and sporadic Burkitt lymphoma. Blood. 2019;133 (12):1313-1324. doi: 10.1182/blood-2018-09-871418. PubMed PMID:30617194 PubMed Central PMC6428665.
  9. Nilsson, A, Edvardsson, D, Rushton, C. Nurses' descriptions of person-centred care for older people in an acute medical ward-On the individual, team and organisational levels'. J Clin Nurs. 2019;28 (7-8):1251-1259. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14738. PubMed PMID:30552784 .
  10. Ennishi, D, Jiang, A, Boyle, M, Collinge, B, Grande, BM, Ben-Neriah, S et al.. Double-Hit Gene Expression Signature Defines a Distinct Subgroup of Germinal Center B-Cell-Like Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma. J. Clin. Oncol. 2019;37 (3):190-201. doi: 10.1200/JCO.18.01583. PubMed PMID:30523716 PubMed Central PMC6804880.
  11. Rushton, C, Jackson, A, Goddard, K, Alfred, A. A case review of a patient experience of photopheresis using a peripherally inserted central catheter. J Clin Apher. 2019;34 (1):73-74. doi: 10.1002/jca.21674. PubMed PMID:30414332 .
  12. Arthur, SE, Jiang, A, Grande, BM, Alcaide, M, Cojocaru, R, Rushton, CK et al.. Genome-wide discovery of somatic regulatory variants in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Nat Commun. 2018;9 (1):4001. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-06354-3. PubMed PMID:30275490 PubMed Central PMC6167379.
  13. Grady, C, Haddad, A, Rushton, C. An Alternative Account of Clinical Ethics: Leveraging the Strength of the Health Care Team. Am J Bioeth. 2018;18 (6):59-60. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2018.1459948. PubMed PMID:29852117 .
  14. Gleason, KT, Davidson, PM, Tanner, EK, Baptiste, D, Rushton, C, Day, J et al.. Defining the critical role of nurses in diagnostic error prevention: a conceptual framework and a call to action. Diagnosis (Berl). 2017;4 (4):201-210. doi: 10.1515/dx-2017-0015. PubMed PMID:29536939 .
  15. Mitchell, MM, Hansen, ED, Tseng, TY, Shen, M, Rushton, C, Smith, T et al.. Correlates of Patterns of Health Values of African Americans Living With HIV/AIDS: Implications for Advance Care Planning and HIV Palliative Care. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018;56 (1):53-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.02.020. PubMed PMID:29526613 PubMed Central PMC6015532.
  16. Kwok, CS, Al-Dokheal, M, Aldaham, S, Rushton, C, Butler, R, Kinnaird, T et al.. Weekend effect in acute coronary syndrome: A meta-analysis of observational studies. Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care. 2019;8 (5):432-442. doi: 10.1177/2048872618762634. PubMed PMID:29498538 .
  17. Rashid, M, Rushton, CA, Kwok, CS, Kinnaird, T, Kontopantelis, E, Olier, I et al.. Impact of Access Site Practice on Clinical Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Following Thrombolysis for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the United Kingdom: An Insight From the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society Dataset. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2017;10 (22):2258-2265. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2017.07.049. PubMed PMID:29169494 .
  18. Davidson, P, Rushton, CH, Kurtz, M, Wise, B, Jackson, D, Beaman, A et al.. A social-ecological framework: A model for addressing ethical practice in nursing. J Clin Nurs. 2018;27 (5-6):e1233-e1241. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14158. PubMed PMID:29119653 .
  19. Stevison, LS, Sefick, S, Rushton, C, Graze, RM. Recombination rate plasticity: revealing mechanisms by design. Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond., B, Biol. Sci. 2017;372 (1736):. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0459. PubMed PMID:29109222 PubMed Central PMC5698621.
  20. Rushton, C, Edvardsson, D. Reconciling conceptualizations of ethical conduct and person-centred care of older people with cognitive impairment in acute care settings. Nurs Philos. 2018;19 (2):. doi: 10.1111/nup.12190. PubMed PMID:28952175 .
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Yoram Unguru, MD, MA, MS

Yoram Unguru MD, MS, MA

The Children’s Hospital at Sinai and John’s Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Dr. Unguru is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at The Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai; Core Faculty, John Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics; and an Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Unguru Chairs the Sinai Hospital Ethics Committee where he also directs an ethics curriculum for the pediatric house staff. Dr. Unguru is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, Bioethics Steering Committee. He has served as a consultant to the American Academy of Pediatrics Committeee on Pediatric Research and the American Medical Association’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs. He has published and spoken nationally on a wide range of issues in pediatric bioethics.

  1. Fox, ER, Unguru, Y. Oncology drug shortages in the USA - business as usual. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2019; :. doi: 10.1038/s41571-019-0318-x. PubMed PMID:31831853 .
  2. Esbenshade, AJ, Kahalley, LS, Baertschiger, R, Dasgupta, R, Goldsmith, KC, Nathan, PC et al.. Mentors' perspectives on the successes and challenges of mentoring in the COG Young Investigator mentorship program: A report from the Children's Oncology Group. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019;66 (10):e27920. doi: 10.1002/pbc.27920. PubMed PMID:31309744 PubMed Central PMC6707882.
  3. Unguru, Y, Bernhardt, MB, Berg, SL, Johnson, LM, Pyke-Grimm, K, Woodman, C et al.. Chemotherapy and Supportive Care Agents as Essential Medicines for Children With Cancer. JAMA Pediatr. 2019;173 (5):477-484. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.0070. PubMed PMID:30830204 .
  4. Barone, S, Unguru, Y. Ethical Issues Around Pediatric Death: Navigating Consent, Assent, and Disagreement Regarding Life-Sustaining Medical Treatment. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2018;27 (4):539-550. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2018.05.009. PubMed PMID:30219216 .
  5. Sharma, A, Johnson, LM, Caruso Brown, A, Unguru, Y, Lantos, JD. An Extravagant Gift From a Grateful Patient. Pediatrics. 2018;141 (6):. doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-2837. PubMed PMID:29728430 .
  6. Unguru, Y. Funerals. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018;65 (7):e27059. doi: 10.1002/pbc.27059. PubMed PMID:29603578 .
  7. Unguru, Y. Comment on: Adolescent patient involvement in discussions about relapsed or refractory cancer with oncology clinicians. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018;65 (7):e27043. doi: 10.1002/pbc.27043. PubMed PMID:29537136 .
  8. Unguru, Y. Speed and Safety in Drug Approval and Commercialization. Pediatrics. 2017;140 (5):. doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-0791. PubMed PMID:29021234 .
  9. Rosenberg, AR, Starks, H, Unguru, Y, Feudtner, C, Diekema, D. Truth Telling in the Setting of Cultural Differences and Incurable Pediatric Illness: A Review. JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171 (11):1113-1119. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.2568. PubMed PMID:28873121 PubMed Central PMC5675758.
  10. Barone, S, Unguru, Y. Should Euthanasia Be Considered Iatrogenic?. AMA J Ethics. 2017;19 (8):802-814. doi: 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.8.msoc1-1708. PubMed PMID:28846520 .
  11. Unguru, Y. Comment on: Contributing factors and outcomes of treatment refusal in pediatric oncology in Germany. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017;64 (2):395. doi: 10.1002/pbc.26208. PubMed PMID:27569729 .
  12. Unguru, Y, Fernandez, CV, Bernhardt, B, Berg, S, Pyke-Grimm, K, Woodman, C et al.. An Ethical Framework for Allocating Scarce Life-Saving Chemotherapy and Supportive Care Drugs for Childhood Cancer. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 2016;108 (6):djv392. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djv392. PubMed PMID:26825103 .
  13. Johnson, LM, Unguru, Y. Recruiting Children for Clinical Trials: Lessons From Pediatric Oncology. Am J Bioeth. 2015;15 (11):24-6. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2015.1088980. PubMed PMID:26575808 .
  14. Unguru, Y. Ethical Challenges in Early-Phase Pediatric Research for Life-Limiting Illness. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2015;22 (3):177-86. doi: 10.1016/j.spen.2015.05.002. PubMed PMID:26358428 .
  15. Patel, N, Fixler, J, Unguru, Y, Kutlar, A, Kutlar, F. A new Aγ-globin chain variant: Hb F-Sykesville MD [Aγ113(G15)Val → Ile; HBG1: c.340G>A] detected in a Caucasian baby. Hemoglobin. 2015;39 (1):52-4. doi: 10.3109/03630269.2014.986276. PubMed PMID:25565447 .
  16. Decamp, M, Joffe, S, Fernandez, CV, Faden, RR, Unguru, Y, Working Group on Chemotherapy Drug Shortages in Pediatric Oncology et al.. Chemotherapy drug shortages in pediatric oncology: a consensus statement. Pediatrics. 2014;133 (3):e716-24. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-2946. PubMed PMID:24488741 PubMed Central PMC3934344.
  17. Kutlar, F, Unguru, Y, Dixon, N, Patel, N, Bailey, L, Zhuang, L et al.. Two new hemoglobin variants: Hb Tallahassee [α3(A1)Ser→Tyr; HBA2: c.11C>A] and Hb madison-NC [β119(GH2)Gly→Ser; HBB: c.358G>A]. Hemoglobin. 2014;38 (3):207-10. doi: 10.3109/03630269.2014.881371. PubMed PMID:24471829 .
  18. Unguru, S. [Not Available]. NTM. 2013;21 (3):299-311. doi: 10.1007/s00048-013-0096-y. PubMed PMID:24132538 .
  19. Wilfond, BS, Magnus, D, Antommaria, AH, Appelbaum, P, Aschner, J, Barrington, KJ et al.. The OHRP and SUPPORT. N. Engl. J. Med. 2013;368 (25):e36. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1307008. PubMed PMID:23738513 .
  20. Unguru, Y, Joffe, S, Fernandez, CV, Yu, AL. Ethical issues for control-arm patients after revelation of benefits of experimental therapy: a framework modeled in neuroblastoma. J. Clin. Oncol. 2013;31 (5):641-6. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2012.47.1227. PubMed PMID:23295797 PubMed Central PMC3565183.
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