NYMC COVID-19 Research

A collection of NYMC community research, case studies, and commentaries on SARS-CoV-2.



Addressing Disparities in Prenatal Care via Telehealth During COVID-19: Prenatal Satisfaction Survey in East Harlem., Itamar Futterman, Emily Rosenfeld, Miriam Toaff, Taryn Boucher, Samantha Golden-Espinal, Kamilah Evans, and Camille A. Clare (Article)

A Guide for Urogynecologic Patient Care Utilizing Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Review of Existing Evidence, Cara L. Grimes, Ethan M. Balk, Catrina C. Crisp, Danielle D. Antosh, Miles Murphy, Gabriela E. Halder, Peter C. Jeppson, Emily E. Weber LeBrun, Sonali Raman, Shunaha Kim-Fine, Cheryl Iglesia, Alexis A. Dieter, Ladin Yurteri-Kaplan, Gaelen Adam, and Kate V. Meriwether (Article)

Alzheimer’s Disease Patients in Areas Endemic for Lyme and Related Tick Borne Diseases are Now Also Being Exposed to the New Risk, of Infection with Coronavirus COVID-19, Robert A. Ollar (Article)

A Review of the Characteristics and Outcomes of 900 COVID-19 Patients Hospitalized at a Tertiary Care Medical Center in New Jersey, USA., Anish Samuel, Ashesha Mechineni, Wilbert S. Aronow, Mourad Ismail, and Rajapriya Manickam (Article)

A Study Monitoring COVID-19 in Patients from Positive to Negative Viral Pathogen Carriage Via RT-PCR and Appearance of Immunological Markers, Lisa Pathak, Robert A. Ollar, and Megan Smith (Article)

Breast Cancer Care in a COVID-19 Pandemic Epicenter, Maria Castaldi and Rifat Latifi (Article)

Can Charcoal Improve Outcomes in COVID-19 Infections?, Zeid J. Khitan, Imran Khawaja, Maurice A. Mufson, Juan R. Sanabria, Nader G. Abraham, Stephen J. Peterson, Uma Sundaram, and Joseph I Shapiro (Article)

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Myocarditis Related to Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated with COVID-19, Supriya Jain, Sheila Nolan, Rachel Biller, Alan Pinto, Anthon Fuisz, and Michael Gewitz (Article)

Characterization of Patients with COVID-19 Admitted to a Community Hospital of East Harlem in New York City, Ahmed Shady, Ajay P. Singh, Ejiro Gbaje, Marlon Oliva, Samantha Golden-Espinal, Dylan Macciola, Dyanna Soto, William E. Eddy, Anusha Adkoli, and Nora V. Bergasa (Article)

Considerations for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic Perspectives from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Emerging Leader Mentorship (SCAI ELM) Members and Graduates, Molly Szerlip and Srihari S. Naidu (Article)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Stroke: Clinical Manifestations and Pathophysiological Insights, Afshin A. Divani, Sasan Andalib, Mario Di Napoli, Simona Lattanzi, M Shazam Hussain, José Biller, Louise D. McCullough, M. Reza Azarpazhooh, Alina Seletska, Stephan A. Mayer, and Michel Torbey (Article)

COVID-19 Impact on Research, Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Research, Implications for Pediatric Research, Debra L Weiner, Vivek Balasubramaniam, Shetal I. Shah, Joyce R Javier, and Pediatric Policy Council (Article)

COVID-19 in Cancer Patients From New York City: A Comparative Single Center Retrospective Analysis., Preethi Ramachandran, Balachandar Kathirvelu, Abhishek Chakraborti, Mahesh Gajendran, Umar Zhahid, Snigdha Ghanta, Ifeanyichkwu Onukogu, Joshua Tetteh Narh, Jen C. Wang, and Faiz Anwer (Article)

COVID-19-Induced Neurovascular Injury: a Case Series with Emphasis on Pathophysiological Mechanisms, Jose Manuel Gutierrez Amezcua, Rajan Jain, George Kleinman, Carrie R. Muh, Melissa Guzzetta, Rebecca Folkerth, Matija Snuderl, Dimitris G. Placantonakis, Steven L. Galetta, Sarah Hochman, and David Zagzag (Article)

COVID-19: Understanding the Science of Antibody Testing and Lessons from the HIV Epidemic, Stanley H. Weiss and Gary P. Wormser (Article)

COVID-19 versus Seasonal Influenza 2019-2020: USA, Gary P. Wormser (Article)

Current State and Future Perspectives of Telemedicine Use in Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Scoping Review Protocol, Mahir Gachabayov, Lulejeta A. Latifi, Afshin Parsikia, and Rifat Latifi (Article)

Dysphagia Care Across the Continuum: A Multidisciplinary Dysphagia Research Society Taskforce Report of Service-Delivery During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, Anna Miles, Nadine P. Connor, Rinki Varindani Desai, Sudarshan Jadcherla, Jacqui Allen, Martin Brodsky, Kendrea L. Garand, Georgia A. Malandraki, Timothy M. McCulloch, Marc Moss, Joseph Murray, Michael Pulia, Luis F. Riquelme, and Susan E. Langmore (Article)


EEUU: La Educacion Sanitaria Durante el COVID-19, George W. Contreras and Lenel Caze (Article)

Effect and Reach of Medical Articles Posted on Preprint Servers During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Ye Eun Grace Jung, Yifei Sun, and Neil W. Schluger (Article)

Efficacy of Corticosteroids in Non-Intensive Care Unit Patients with COVID-19 Pneumonia from the New York Metropolitan Region, Monil Majmundar, Tikal Kansara, Joanna Marta Lenik, Hansang Park, Kuldeep Ghosh, Rajkumar Doshi, Palak Shah, Ashish Kumar, Hossam Amin, Shobhana Chaudhari, and Imnett Habtes (Article)

Emergency Colorectal Surgery in a COVID-19 Pandemic Epicenter, George Angelos, Andrew Grayson Dockter, Mahir Gachabayov, Rifat Latifi, and Roberto Bergamaschi (Article)

Genetic Polymorphisms Complicate COVID-19 Therapy: Pivotal Role of HO-1 in Cytokine Storm, Eddie W. Fakhouri, Stephen J. Peterson, Janish Kothari, Ragin Alex, Joseph I. Shapiro, and Nader G. Abraham (Article)

Getting Ready for the Next Pandemic COVID-19: Why We Need to be More Prepared and Less Scared, George W. Contreras (Article)

Guidance for Gynecologists Utilizing Telemedicine during COVID-19 Pandemic Based on Expert Consensus and Rapid Literature Reviews, Cara L. Grimes, Ethan M. Balk, Alexis A. Dieter, Ruchira Singh, Cecilia K. Wieslander, Peter C. Jeppson, Sarit O. Aschkenazi, Jin Hee Kim, Mireille D. Truong, Ankita S. Gupta, Julia G. Keltz, Deslyn T.G. Hobson, David Sheyn, Sara E. Petruska, Gaelen Adam, and Kate V. Meriwether (Article)

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Surgical Training and Learner Well-Being: Report of a Survey of General Surgery and Other Surgical Specialty Educators, E. Christopher Ellison, Kathryn Spanknebel, Steven C. Stain, Mohsen M. Shabahang, Jeffrey B. Matthews, Haile T. Debas, Alisa Nagler, Patrice Gabler Blair, Timothy J. Eberlein, Diana L. Farmer, Richard Sloane, L. D. Britt, and Ajit K. Sachdeva (Article)

Management of Thrombotic Complications in COVID-19: An Update, Adrija Hajra, Sheetal Vasundara Mathai, Somedeb Ball, Dhrubajyoti Bandyopadhyay, Sandipan Chakraborty, Carl J. Lavie, and Wilbert S. Aronow (Article)

MRI Brain Findings in 126 Patients with COVID-19: Initial Observations from a Descriptive Literature Review, Edwin Gulko, M. L. Oleksk, W. Gomes, S. Ali, H. Mehta, Philip Overby, Fawaz Al-Mufti, and Anna Rozenshtein (Article)

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in U.S. Children and Adolescents, Leora R. Feldstein, Aalok R. Singh, Simon Li, and Adrienne G. Randolph (Article)

Myocarditis in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated With Coronavirus Disease 2019, Supriya Jain, Sheila M. Nolan, Aalok R. Singh, Leif Lovig, Rachel Biller, Aditi Kamat, Mary H. Brennan, Markus Erb, Erin Rescoe, Gary Tatz, and Michael H. Gewitz (Article)


New York Medical College School of Health Science and Practice's Response to COVID-19, George W. Contreras and Mark J. Kittleson (Article)


Nueve Meses Después de la Declaración de la OMS; la Experiencia del COVID-19 en la Ciudad de Nueva York [Nine Months after the WHO Declaration: The New York City COVID-19 Experience], George W. Contreras (Article)

Open Tracheostomy for COVID-19-Positive Patients: A Method to Minimize Aerosolization and Reduce Risk of Exposure, Kartik Prabhakaran, Ryan Malcom, James Choi, Alexandra Chudner, Augustine Moscatello, Peter Panzica, Rifat Latifi, and Peter Rhee (Article)

Protocol for a Systematic Review Assessing Surgery versus Primary Endocrine Therapy in Operable Breast Cancer. Prep for Pandemic, Sacha Roberts, Aram Rojas, Mahir Gachabayov, and Maria Castaldi (Article)

Rapid Implementation and Adaptation of a Telehospitalist Service to Coordinate and Optimize Care for COVID-19 Patients, Christian D. Becker, Leanne Forman, Lakshmi Gollapudi, Brooke Nevins, and Corey Scurlock (Article)

Speech-Language Pathology Management for Adults With COVID-19 in the Acute Hospital Setting: Initial Recommendations to Guide Clinical Practice, Ashwini M. Namasivayam-MacDonald and Luis F. Riquelme (Article)

Stroke Care Trends During COVID-19 Pandemic in Zanjan Province, Iran. From the CASCADE Initiative: Statistical Analysis Plan and Preliminary Results., Abdoreza Ghoreishi, Stephan A. Mayer, and M. Reza Azarpazhooh (Article)

Stroke in Critical COVID-19 Patients: A Cautionary Tale from the Frontlines, Anant Jain, Firas Jafri, Ravi Manglani, Fawaz Al-Mufti, Wilbert S. Aronow, and Dipak Chandy (Article)

Surgical Critical Care at the Epicenter of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Rifat Latifi (Article)

Targeting the Heme-Heme Oxygenase System to Prevent Severe Complications Following COVID-19 Infections, Frank A.D.T.G Wagener, Peter Pickkers, Stephen J. Peterson, Stephan Immenschuh, and Nader G. Abraham (Article)

The Danger of Neglecting Melanoma During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Tamar Gomolin, Abigail Cline, and Marc Zachary Handler (Article)

The Heightened Risk of Acquiring a Deadlier Coronavirus COVID-19 Respiratory Infection in Individuals with Pre-Existing Lyme and Related Tick Borne Infections, Robert A. Ollar (Article)

The Pivotal Role of Adipocyte-Na K Peptide in Reversing Systemic Inflammation in Obesity and COVID-19 in the Development of Heart Failure, Zi-Jian Xie, Joel Novograd, Yaakov Itzkowitz, Ariel Sher, Yosef D. Buchen, Komal Sodhi, Nader G. Abraham, and Joseph I. Shapiro (Article)

The Psychodynamic Psychiatrist and Psychiatric Care in the Era of COVID-19, Douglas H. Ingram and Kimberly Best (Article)

The Role of Psychiatry in Treating Burnout Among Nurses During the Covid-19 Pandemic, David Janeway (Article)

The Surgeon and the COVID-19 Pandemic, Roberto Verzaro and Seigo Nishida (Article)

Use of Disposable Clear Plastic Elastic Band-Rimmed Bag to Limit Infectious Aerosol during Airway Instrumentation, Cynthia M. Wong and Apolonia E. Abramowicz (Article)

Case Reports

A Case of Spontaneous Pneumothorax 21 Days After Diagnosis of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pneumonia, Ashraf Abushahin, John Degliuomini, Wilbert S. Aronow, and Thomas Newman (Case Report)

Acute Upper Limb Ischemia in a Patient with COVID-19, Parminder Kaur, Firas Qaqa, Amr Ramahi, Yezin Shamoon, Monisha Singhal, Fayez Shamoon, Michael Maroules, and Balraj Singh (Case Report)

A Rare Case of Co-Occurrence of Pulmonary Embolism and Left Ventricular Thrombus in a Patient with COVID-19., Iyad Farouji, Kok Hoe Chan, Rushdy Abanoub, Gunwant Guron, Jihad Slim, and Addi Suleiman (Case Report)