Student & Faculty Research

Marietta College Physician Assistant Program is proud to present the student and faculty research that has been published to date as part of the Capstone project. To view the published article, please click on the link for each research paper.

Stradley S, PA-C, MS, ATC; R. Backs, PA-C, ATC; J. Grosel, MD; C. Kaeding, MD. Hamstring avulsion repair without using a flexion splint. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA). January, 2008 21(1) p.33-37. The Surgical Patient article. http://www.jaapa.com/hamstring-avulsion-repair-without-using-a-flexion-splint/article/128522/

Connor M, Collins M. Human papillomavirus infection and the HPV vaccine: What are the facts? Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 2008; 21 (10). http://www.jaapa.com/human-papillomavirus-infection-and-the-hpv-vaccine-what-are-the-facts/article/124029/

Leach A, Collins M. Is my child autistic? Helping parents understand a difficult diagnosis. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 2009; 22 (1). http://www.jaapa.com/is-my-child-autistic-helping-parents-understand-a-difficult-diagnosis/article/123954/

Anderson L, PA-C, Grosel J, MD. Ovarian Cancer: The Search for an Accurate Screening Tool. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA). February, 2009 22(2) p.22-25. CME article (acknowledgement 4/09). http://www.jaapa.com/laparoscopic-roux-en-y-bariatric-gastric-bypass-in-an-adolescent/article/130114/

Hochwalt C, PA-C, MPAS, Anderson R, MD, PhD. Case Report - Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y bariatric gastric bypass in an adolescent: An obese teenager’s gastric bypass results not only in weight loss and a healthier lifestyle but also in resolution of her type 2 diabetes and other comorbidities. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA). April 2009 22(4) p. 27-30. John Grosel, MD – Advisor. http://www.jaapa.com/laparoscopic-roux-en-y-bariatric-gastric-bypass-in-an-adolescent/article/130114/

Frazee S, PA-C, Grosel J, MD. Defensive Medicine: Right or Wrong? Advance for Physician Assistants. Digital Supplement. July 2009 17(7) p. S8-S10. http://nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants.advanceweb.com/Article/Defensive-Medicine-Right-or-Wrong.aspx

Knotts J, PA-C, Childers Jr, W. A New verdict for hormone therapy: safe for younger women. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. (2009) 22(12), 47-51. http://www.jaapa.com/a-new-verdict-for-hormone-therapy-ht-safe-for-younger-symptomatic-women/article/158743/

Malson H, MS, PA-C, Stewart G, EdD, PA-C. SSRIs, Depression & Suicidality in Adolescents. Advance for Physician Assistants. Vol. 18 Issue 3 Page S31. March 16, 2010. http://nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants.advanceweb.com/Archives/Article-Archives/SSRIs-Depression-Suicidality-in-Adolescents.aspx

Battle J, Childers Jr, W. Sports concussions & cervical spine inuries. Advance. April 2010. Digital supplement. http://nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants.advanceweb.com/Archives/Article-Archives/Sports-Concussions-Cervical-Spine-Injuries.aspx

Lemasters C, PA-C, Grosel J, MD. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: An often missed diagnosis in athletes. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA). June 2010. 23(6) p.42-46. CME article. http://www.jaapa.com/hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-the-race-to-find-a-fatal-condition-in-athletes/article/171461/

Kober T, Collins M. BRCA gene testing in a woman with a family history of cancer. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. On-line case report. August 2010. http://www.jaapa.com/brca-gene-testing-in-a-woman-with-a-family-history-of-cancer/article/175604/

Mooney, T, PA-C, Hogan, P, BS, MS, PhD. Pyloric stenosis. Advances for NPs & PAs. October 2010. http://www.nurse-practitioners-and-physicianassistants.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Pyloric-Stenosis.aspx

Stephenson T, PA-C, Stewart G, EdD, PA-C, ATC. PCOS. Clinical presentation guides treatment of this multifaceted disease. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA). October 2010. 23(10). CME article. http://www.jaapa.com/pcos-clinical-presentation-guides-treatment-of-this-multifaceted-disease/article/179929/

Sarap A, PA-C, MS; Sarap M, MD, FACS; Childers J, PA-C, MS. Small bowel necrosis in association with jejunal tube feeding. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA) November, 2010 28(11) p. 28-32. The Surgical Patient article. http://www.jaapa.com/small-bowel-necrosis-in-association-with-jejunal-tube-feeding/article/190398/

Stebbins M, PA-C, MS. Childers, J, PA-C, MS. Neuroblastoma: Management of a common childhood malignancy. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA) November, 2010 28(11) p. 24-26, 50-51. CME Review article. http://www.jaapa.com/neuroblastoma-management-of-a-common-childhood-malignancy/article/189770/

Isennock M, MPAS, PA-C, Grosel J, MD. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Can you recognize this complex diagnosis? Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA). January 2011. 24(1) p. 22-27. CME article. http://www.jaapa.com/juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-can-you-recognize-this-complex-diagnosis/article/193545/

Brame, G, & Childers Jr, W (2011). Cardiac biomarkers: current standards, future trends. Clinician Reviews, 21(10), 30-35. Retrieved from http://www.clinicianreviews.com/Article.aspx?ArticleId=7786 Schupp, K, & Childers Jr, W (2012). Hearing loss in adolescents. Advance Magazine , 3(3), 24-26. Retrieved from http://nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants.advanceweb.com/Editorial/Content/Editorial.aspx?CTIID=3905

Berry, CR, Sarap, MD, Childers, JL. Wireless Capsule Endoscopy Aided Diagnosis of Obstructing Crohn’s Disease. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 2011;24 (5). http://www.jaapa.com/wireless-capsule-endoscopy-in-the-diagnosis-of-crohn-disease/article/202514/

Ramsey, EA, Ramsey BL, Childers JL, Floppy Iris Syndrome: Surgical Complications Related to Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. May 2012. 25(5). p. 37-41. http://www.jaapa.com/floppy-iris-syndrome-a-drug-related-complication-of-cataract-surgery/article/238876/

Pierce, B, Grosel, MD, Petty, G, Case report: A large retroperitoneal mass turns out to have an unusual cause. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, July 2012. 25(7). p. 42-45. http://www.jaapa.com/a-large-retroperitoneal-mass-turns-out-to-have-an-unusual-cause/article/247322/

Seavy, L & Grosel, J Accelerated cardiovascular disease in patients with lupus: A review. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants December, 2012 25(12) p.28-32 CME review article. http://www.jaapa.com/accelerated-cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-with-lupus-a-review/article/270318/

McGonigal Huser, M & Grosel, J. Children and radiation risk in the age of increased utilization of CT. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants January, 2013 26(1) p.36-40. Review article. http://www.jaapa.com/children-and-radiation-risk-in-the-age-of-increased-utilization-of-ct/article/276180/

Morris, L & Collins, M. A patient with unilateral idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants January, 2013 26(1) p.32-35. Case report. http://www.jaapa.com/a-patient-with-unilateral-idiopathic-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss/article/276178/

Childers Jr. , W., May, R., & Ball, N. (2013). An assessment of psychological stress and symptomatology for didactic phase physician assistant students. The Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 23(4), 35-38. http://www.paeaonline.org/index.php?ht=a/GetDocumentAction/i/146025

Wolfe, B and Grosel, J. Case Report: Hashimoto’s encephalitis: Connecting the pieces of a puzzling disease. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants March, 2013 26(3) p.36-42. http://www.jaapa.com/hashimoto-encephalitis-connecting-the-pieces-of-a-puzzling-disease/article/282270/

Konerth, M, Childers J. Exercise: A possible adjunct therapy to alleviate early Parkinson disease. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants 2013;26 (4) p. 30-33. http://www.jaapa.com/exercise-a-possible-adjunct-therapy-to-alleviate-early-parkinson-disease/article/287002/

Giesken B, Collins M. A 46 Year Old Female Diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. May, 2013; 26 (5) p. 30,32,34 http://journals.lww.com/jaapa/Fulltext/2013/05000/A_46_year_old_woman_with_postural_orthostatic.6.aspx

Brown, J. Grosel, J. Anastomotic Leak after Bowel Resection Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. August, 2013; 26 (8) Online only

Klinchenko, A., & Childers Jr, W. (2013). Aplastic anemia following viral hepatitis. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 26(10), 39-41. http://journals.lww.com/jaapa/Fulltext/2013/10000/Aplastic_anemia_following_viral_hepatitis.8.aspx

Sommers J, Collins M. Meniscal tears: repair or resect. Journal of Orthopedics for Physician Assistants. Fall 2013. http://thejopa.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Issue-2.pdf

Steinke, A, Grosel, J A guideline to efficiently treating traumatic brachial artery injury. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. December, 2013; 26 (12) 1-4. http://journals.lww.com/jaapa/Fulltext/2013/12000/A_guideline_to_efficiently_treating_traumatic.16.aspx

Washkewicz, Tiffany, MPAS, PA-C Systemic Scleroderma: The Truth Beneath a "Skin Disease" Clinician Reviews 2009:19(3):9-11, 15-16 http://www.clinicianreviews.com/index.php?id=26596&cHash=071010&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=205510

Stratton, E, Childers J. Autonomic Dysreflexia: A health danger in patients with high spinal cord injuries. Advance for NP’s and PA’s. Web only. Posted on November 28, 2013. http://nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Autonomic-Dysreflexia.aspx

Casto,J, Childers, J A woman with sensory deficits, paresthesias, and ataxia Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants: March 2014 Volume 27 – Issue 3 p.43-48 http://journals.lww.com/jaapa/Abstract/2014/03000/A_woman_with_sensory_deficits,_paresthesias,_and.8.aspx

Accepted for publication, but not yet published:

Herrmann, S., Medium-chain acyl-coa dehydrogenase deficiency (MCAD). ADVANCE for NPs & PAs. Accepted for publication.

Casto, J and J Childers Multiple Sclerosis Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Publication date not yet determined.

Muyres L, Collins M. Treatment options in immune thrombocytopenia. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Publication date not yet determined.