Faculty Research

Physicians in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Penn State participate in numerous national collaborative clinical trials, drug studies, and independent research projects. Listed below are some of our major studies and recent publications from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology for the academic year 2011-2012.

Clinical Trials:

A Single Center, Randomized, Double-Blind Controlled Study of Topical Endoluminal Pancreatic Duct Lidocaine for Prevention of Post-ERCP Pancreatitis.


Chemotherapy for Ablation and Resolution of Mucinous pancreatic cysts: a prospective, randomized, double-blind, single-center study.



Adebajo CO, Dye CE, Abendroth CS, Moyer MT. Metastatic Adenosquamous Carcinoma Presenting As a Solitary Pancreatic Mass. Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 2011;7:9, 627-630. PMID: 22299003

Bhardwaj A, McGarrity TJ, Stairs DB, Mani H. Barrett's Esophagus: Emerging Knowledge and Management Strategies. Patholog Res Int. 2012 (in press).

Dibaise JK, Richmond BK, Ziessman HA, Everson GT, Fanelli RD, Maurer AH, Ouyang A, Shamamian P, Simons RJ, Wall LA, Weida TJ, Tulchinsky M.. Cholecystokinin - Cholescintigraphy in Adults: Consensus Recommendations of an Interdisciplinary Panel. Clin Nucl Med. 2012 Jan;37(1):63-70. PMID: 22157031 

Fino KK, Matters GL, McGovern CO, Gilius EL, and Smith JPDown-regulation of the CCK-B Receptor in Pancreatic Cancer Cells Blocks Proliferation and Promotes Apoptosis. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2012 Mar 22. PMID: 22442157
Gaffney RR, Jain V, Moyer MT. Splenic Injury and ERCP: A Possible Risk for Patients with Advanced Chronic Pancreatitis. Case Rep Gastroenterol 2012; 65, 162-165.
Jain V, Yeasted N, Pooran N. Necessity of a repeat cholangiogram during biliary stent removal after post-cholecystectomy bile leak. Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology, Accepted for Publication 2012
Kadry Z, Schaefer EW, Uemura T, Shah AR, Schreibman I, Riley TR. Impact of Geographis Disparity on Liver Allocation for Hepatocellular Cancer in the United States. Journal of Hepatology 2011. PMID: 22027581
Mathew A, Tomoasko JM, Moyer TM, Gopal J. Ancrile BB, Rogers AM, Haluck RS. Reliability of gastric access closure with the Self-approximating Translumenal Access Technique (STAT) for NOTES. Surgical Endosc. Aug 2011: 2718-2724. PMID: 21487879
McGarrity TJ, Gagliardi E. Open Access Endoscopy: Increasing Access for Colorectal Cancer Screening. Keystone Physician 2011, p 60-64.
McHutchison JG, Manns MP, Muir AJ, et al (including J Smith). Telaprevir for Previously Treated Chronic HCV Infection.   N Engl J Med 362;14, 1293-1303. PMID: 20375406
Moole S, McGarrity TJ, Baker MJ. Screening for Familial Colorectal Cancer Risk amongst Colonoscopy Patients New to an Open-Access Endoscopy Center. Gastroenterology Research and Practice, October 2011. PMID: 22536519
Moyer MT, Gaffney RR, Mathew A. EUS-guided double cystgastrostomy of 2 infected pseudocysts in series: a novel case of endoscopic cystocystgastrostomy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2011;73:2, 395-397. PMID: 22196824
Nikoloff MA, Riley TR, Schreibman IR. Complete Esophageal Obstruction Following Endoscopic Variceal Ligation. Gastroenterology & Hepatology 2011;7:8 p 557-562. PMID: 22298995
Pauli E, Tomasko J, Jain V, Dye C, Haluck R. Multiply recurrent episodes of Gastric Emphysema.  Aug 2011 "Case reports in Surgery"
Poynard T, Munteanu M, Colombo M, Bruix J, Schiff E, Terg R, Flamm S, Moreno-Otero R, Carrilho F, Schmidt W, Berg T, McGarrity T, Heathcote EJ, Goncales F, Diago M, Craxi A, Silva M, Boparaai N., Griffel L, Burroughs M, Brass C. Albrecht J. FibroTest is an independent predictor of virologic response in chronic hepatitis C patients retreated with pegylated interferon alfa-2b and ribavirin in the EPIC3 program. J Hepatol. 2011, 54(2):227-35. PMID: 21056496 
Smith JP, Harms JF, Matters GL, McGovern CO, Ruggiero FM, Liao J, Fino KK, Ortega EE, Gilius EL, Phillips, III JA. A single Nucleotide Polymorphism of the Cholecystokinin-B receptor predicts risk for pancreatic cancer. Cancer Biology & Therapy 2012; 13:3, 164-174.PMID: 22277584
Tacelosky DM, Creecy AE, Shanmugavelandy SS, Smith JP, Claxton DF, Adair JH, Kester M, Barth BM. Calcium phosphosilicate nanoparticles for imaging and photodynamic therapy of cancer. Discov Med. 2012 Apr;13(71):275-85. PMID: 22541615 
Yasin T, Riley TR, Schreibman IR. Current Treatment of Choice for Chronic Hepatitis C Infection. Infect Drug Resist 2011; 4:11-18. PMID: 21694905
Yu S, Ouyang A. Effect of synthetic cationic protein on mechanoexcitability of vagal afferent nerve subtypes in guinea pig esophagus. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2011 Dec;301(6):G1052-8. PMID: 21960520
Book Chapter:
Anderson, BE. Erythropoietic protoporphyria. In Heymann WR, Anderson BE, Hivnor C, Lessin S. Editors. Clinical Decision Support: Dermatology. Clinical Support in Medicine, LLC. Wilmington, DE. To be published May 10, 2012.
Jain. V; Dharmarajan, T. S; Pitchumoni, C. S. Geriatric Gastroenterology. Chapter 8: Drug Effects on the GI Tract. ISBN 978-1-4419-1622-8. Due: July 31, 2012