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Zuber D. Mulla
Title Director Epidemiologic Research
Faculty Rank Associate Professor
Degree Ph.D.
Institution University of Texas at El Paso
Department Obstetrics & Gynecology
Clusters Infectious and Immunological Diseases
500 West University
City El Paso
State TX
Postal Code 79968
Telephone 915 215-5075
Fax 915 545-6946
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1. Pathak IS, Jurak J, Mulla ZD, Kupesic Plavsic S. Predictors of Oophorectomy in Girls Hospitalized in Texas With Ovarian Torsion. Hosp Pediatr. 2018 May; 8(5):274-279.
2. Apodaca SN, Mendez MD, Sanchez SS, Mulla ZD. Correlates of long-acting reversible contraception versus sterilization use in advanced maternal age. Ann Epidemiol. 2018 Mar 16.
3. Robb J, Mackay A, Rondeau N, Palomino J, Mulla ZD, Montoya TI, Mallett VT. Spanish Language Pelvic Floor Disorders Patient Information Handouts: How Readable Are They? Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2017 Oct 31.
4. Arya S, Mulla ZD, Kupesic Plavsic S. Role of pelvic ultrasound simulation. Clin Teach. 2017 Oct 10.
5. Rafanan LF, Greenberg H, Rondeau NU, Mulla ZD, Boman DA. Primary choriocarcinoma in postmenopausal women: Two case reports and review of the Texas Cancer Registry. Gynecol Oncol Rep. 2017 Nov; 22:69-71.
6. Arya S, Kupesic-Plavsic S, Mulla ZD, Dwivedi AK, Crisp Z, Jose J, Noble LS. Ovulation induction and controlled ovarian stimulation using letrozole gonadotropin combination: A single center retrospective cohort study. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2017 Nov; 218:123-128.
7. Mallett VT, Jezari AM, Carrillo T, Sanchez S, Mulla ZD. Barriers to seeking care for urinary incontinence in Mexican American women. Int Urogynecol J. 2018 02; 29(2):235-241.
8. Manciu M, Trevino R, Mulla ZD, Cortez C, Plavsic SK. Detection of Biased Rating of Medical Students by Standardized Patients: Opportunity for Improvement. Med Sci Educ. 2017 Sep; 27(3):497-502.
9. Pathak IS, Sayed IA, Wise L, Sippel M, Hernandez LL, Mulla ZD. Predictors of a Prolonged Length of Stay in Children with Perforated Appendicitis. South Med J. 2016 Apr; 109(4):230-5.
10. Tolouian R, Mulla ZD, Diaz J, Aguila J, Ramos-Duran L. Liver and Cardiac Iron Deposition in Patients on Maintenance Hemodialysis by Magnetic Resonance Imaging T2. Iran J Kidney Dis. 2016 Mar; 10(2):68-74.
11. Hejazi RA, Bashashati M, Saadi M, Mulla ZD, Sarosiek I, McCallum RW, Zuckerman MJ. Video Capsule Endoscopy: A Tool for the Assessment of Small Bowel Transit Time. Front Med (Lausanne). 2016; 3:6.
12. Joshi A, Sedano M, Beauchamp B, Punke EB, Mulla ZD, Meza A, Alozie OK, Mukherjee D, Garg H. HIV-1 Env Glycoprotein Phenotype along with Immune Activation Determines CD4 T Cell Loss in HIV Patients. J Immunol. 2016 Feb 15; 196(4):1768-79.
13. Garcia CJ, Lopez OA, Islam S, Othman M, Jia Y, Mulla ZD, Zuckerman MJ. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography in the Elderly. Am J Med Sci. 2016 Jan; 351(1):84-90.
14. Nghiem VT, Davies KR, Chan W, Mulla ZD, Cantor SB. Disparities in cervical cancer survival among Asian-American women. Ann Epidemiol. 2016 Jan; 26(1):28-35.
15. Park H, Ramirez D, Noble L, Saldivar JS, Mulla Z. Use of Laparoscopy in Unexplained Infertility in Historically Underserved Area. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 22(6S):S233-S234.
16. Lopez S, Saldivar JS, Hernandez LL, Mulla ZD. Hospital Outcomes of Robotic Versus Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: A Texas Statewide Analysis. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 22(6S):S71-S72.
17. Lopez S, Mulla ZD, Hernandez L, Garza DM, Payne TN, Farnam RW. A Comparison of Outcomes Between Robotic-Assisted, Single-Site Laparoscopy Versus Laparoendoscopic Single Site for Benign Hysterectomy. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2016 Jan; 23(1):84-8.
18. Jackson E, Bilbao JA, Vera RW, Mulla ZD, Mallett VT, Montoya TI. Risk factors for ureteral occlusion during transvaginal uterosacral ligament suspension. Int Urogynecol J. 2015 Dec; 26(12):1809-14.
19. O'Malley PW, Mulla ZD, Nesic O. Multiple sclerosis and breast cancer. J Neurol Sci. 2015 Sep 15; 356(1-2):137-41.
20. Mulla ZD, Carrillo T, Kalamegham R, Hernandez LL, Portugal E, Nuwayhid BS. Is maternal colonization with group B streptococci a risk factor for preeclampsia? J Reprod Med. 2015 Mar-Apr; 60(3-4):117-26.
21. Mulla ZD, Wilson B, Abedin Z, Hernandez LL, Plavsic SK. Acute myocardial infarction in pregnancy: a statewide analysis. J Registry Manag. 2015; 42(1):12-7.
22. Mulla ZD, Simons FE. Concomitant chronic pulmonary diseases and their association with hospital outcomes in patients with anaphylaxis and other allergic conditions: a cohort study. BMJ Open. 2013 Jul 31; 3(7).
23. Mulla ZD, Plavsic SK, Ortiz M, Nuwayhid BS, Ananth CV. Fetal sex pairing and adverse perinatal outcomes in twin gestations. Ann Epidemiol. 2013 Jan; 23(1):7-12.
24. Mulla ZD, Simon MR. Anaphylaxis in the community setting: determining risk factors for admission--the role of asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2013 Feb; 110(2):128.
25. Tolouian R, Alhamad T, Farazmand M, Mulla ZD. The correlation of hip fracture and hyponatremia in the elderly. J Nephrol. 2012 Sep-Oct; 25(5):789-93.
26. Mulla ZD, Annavajjhala V, Gonzalez-Sanchez JL, Simon MR, Nuwayhid BS. Group B streptococcal colonization and the risk of pre-eclampsia. Epidemiol Infect. 2013 May; 141(5):1089-98.
27. Crockett SE, Suarez-Cavelier J, Accola KD, Hadas LA, Harnage DL, Garrett PR, Butler KA, Mulla ZD. Risk of postoperative hypoglycemia in cardiovascular surgical patients receiving computer-based versus paper-based insulin therapy. Endocr Pract. 2012 Jul-Aug; 18(4):529-37.
28. Anchondo I, Berkeley L, Mulla ZD, Byrd T, Nuwayhid B, Handal G, Akins R. Pediatricians', obstetricians', gynecologists', and family medicine physicians' experiences with and attitudes about breast-feeding. South Med J. 2012 May; 105(5):243-8.
29. Simon MR, Mulla ZD, Lin RY. Anaphylaxis in Spain: where are the bees and other observations. Clin Exp Allergy. 2012 Apr; 42(4):490-3.
30. Rajabi B, Corral JC, Hakim N, Mulla ZD. Descriptive epidemiology of gastric adenocarcinoma in the state of Texas by ethnicity: Hispanic versus White non-Hispanic. Gastric Cancer. 2012 Oct; 15(4):405-13.
31. Gersak K, Veble A, Mulla ZD, Plavsic SK. Association between increased yolk sac diameter and abnormal karyotypes. J Perinat Med. 2012 Jan 10; 40(3):251-4.
32. Fernandez NP, Mulla ZD. Avoiding sparse data bias: an example from gynecologic oncology. J Registry Manag. 2012; 39(4):167-71.
33. Witmer MT, Margo CE, Mulla ZD. Emergency department eye care in Florida: a study of principal payer sources 2005 through 2009. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Jan; 130(1):25-32.
34. Wellington K, Mulla ZD. Seasonal trend in the occurrence of preeclampsia and eclampsia in Texas. Am J Hypertens. 2012 Jan; 25(1):115-9.
35. Mulla ZD. Hospitalizations of children and young adults from peanut-induced anaphylaxis in Texas. South Med J. 2011 May; 104(5):322-4.
36. Prieto-Jimenez CA, Cardenas VM, Fischbach LA, Mulla ZD, Rivera JO, Dominguez DC, Graham DY, Ortiz M. Double-blind randomized trial of quadruple sequential Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy in asymptomatic infected children in El Paso, Texas. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2011 Mar; 52(3):319-25.
37. Cardenas VM, Prieto-Jimenez CA, Mulla ZD, Rivera JO, Dominguez DC, Graham DY, Ortiz M. Helicobacter pylori eradication and change in markers of iron stores among non-iron-deficient children in El Paso, Texas: an etiologic intervention study. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2011 Mar; 52(3):326-32.
38. Mulla ZD, Lin RY, Simon MR. Perspectives on anaphylaxis epidemiology in the United States with new data and analyses. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2011 Feb; 11(1):37-44.
39. Eziefule AA, Martinez CA, Mulla ZD. Preeclampsia mortality in Texas: a capture-recapture analysis. J Registry Manag. 2011; 38(3):150-2.
40. Miller BJ, Poehlmann DS, Mulla ZD. Hospitalizations for pelvic inflammatory disease in Texas. A population-based analysis. J Reprod Med. 2010 Sep-Oct; 55(9-10):367-72.
41. Afzal KI, Khan FM, Mulla Z, Akins R, Ledger E, Giordano FL. Primary language and cultural background as factors in resident burnout in medical specialties: a study in a bilingual US city. South Med J. 2010 Jul; 103(7):607-15.
42. Kalamegham R, Nuwayhid BS, Mulla ZD. Prevalence of gestational fasting and postload single dysglycemia in Mexican-American women and their relative significance in identifying carbohydrate intolerance. Am J Perinatol. 2010 Oct; 27(9):697-704.
43. Elmasri WM, Tran TH, Mulla ZD. A case-control study of asthma and ovarian cancer. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2010 Apr-Jun; 65(2):101-5.
44. Mulla ZD, Nuwayhid BS, Garcia KM, Flood-Shaffer K, Van Hook JW, Hampton RM. Risk factors for a prolonged length of stay in women hospitalized for preeclampsia in Texas. Hypertens Pregnancy. 2010 Jan; 29(1):54-68.
45. Mulla ZD, Ebrahim MS, Gonzalez JL. Anaphylaxis in the obstetric patient: analysis of a statewide hospital discharge database. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2010 Jan; 104(1):55-9.
46. Mulla ZD, Seo B, Kalamegham R, Nuwayhid BS. Multiple imputation for missing laboratory data: an example from infectious disease epidemiology. Ann Epidemiol. 2009 Dec; 19(12):908-14.
47. Khateeb OM, Osborne D, Mulla ZD. Gastrointestinal symptomatology as a predictor of severe outcomes of invasive group A streptococcal infections. Epidemiol Infect. 2010 Apr; 138(4):534-41.
48. Flavin NE, Mulla ZD, Bonilla-Navarrete A, Chedebeau F, Lopez O, Tovar Y, Meza A. Health insurance and the development of diabetic complications. South Med J. 2009 Aug; 102(8):805-9.
49. Mulla ZD, Simon MR. Anaphylaxis in Olmsted County: seasonal pattern and suggestions for epidemiologic analysis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009 May; 123(5):1194; author reply 1194-5.
50. Nodler J, Moolamalla SR, Ledger EM, Nuwayhid BS, Mulla ZD. Elevated antiphospholipid antibody titers and adverse pregnancy outcomes: analysis of a population-based hospital dataset. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2009 Mar 16; 9:11.
51. Mulla ZD, Margo CE. Season of birth and the risk of uveal melanoma. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2009 Mar-Apr; 16(2):74-7.
52. Aronoff DM, Mulla ZD. Postpartum invasive group A streptococcal disease in the modern era. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2008; 2008:796892.
53. Mulla ZD. Hyperbaric oxygen in necrotizing fasciitis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Dec; 122(6):1984-5.
54. Nutis M, García KM, Nuwayhid B, Mulla Z, ElMasri W. Use of ultrasonographic cut point for diagnosing endometrial pathology in postmenopausal women with multiple risk factors for endometrial cancer. J Reprod Med. 2008 Oct; 53(10):755-9.
55. Mulla ZD. Recurrence of preeclampsia: effects of paternity, birth interval, and choice of methodology. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Mar; 200(3):e12; author reply e12-4.
56. Simon MR, Mulla ZD. A population-based epidemiologic analysis of deaths from anaphylaxis in Florida. Allergy. 2008 Aug; 63(8):1077-83.
57. Mulla ZD, Nuwayhid ZB. Epidemiology of invasive group a streptococcal infection in the United States. Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Feb 01; 46(3):482-3.
58. Simon MR, Mulla ZD. Hospitalizations for anaphylaxis in Florida: analysis of month of discharge. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2008; 146(1):89-90.
59. Carroll RJ, Mulla ZD, Hauck LD, Westbrook A. Outcomes of patients hospitalized for acute decompensated heart failure: does nesiritide make a difference? BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2007 Nov 26; 7:37.
60. Aronoff DM, Mulla ZD. Comments regarding "pain and a purple lesion". Am J Med. 2007 Nov; 120(11):e15; author reply e17.
61. Nuwayhid ZB, Aronoff DM, Mulla ZD. Blunt trauma as a risk factor for group A streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis. Ann Epidemiol. 2007 Nov; 17(11):878-81.
62. Mulla ZD, Loftin RW. Regarding "menstrual and reproductive risk factors and risk for gastric adenocarcinoma in women: findings from the canadian national enhanced cancer surveillance system". Ann Epidemiol. 2007 Sep; 17(9):721-2.
63. Mulla ZD. Clinical and epidemiologic features of invasive group A streptococcal infections in children. Pediatr Int. 2007 Jun; 49(3):355-8.
64. Carroll RJ, Mulla ZD, Hauck LD, Westbrook A. Mortality associated with nesiritide. Am Heart J. 2007 Jun; 153(6):e43; author reply e45.
65. Mulla ZD, Simon MR. Hospitalizations for anaphylaxis in Florida: epidemiologic analysis of a population-based dataset. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2007; 144(2):128-36.
66. Pena-Ruiz MA, Meza AD, Mulla ZD. Coccidioidomycosis infection in a predominantly Hispanic population. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2007 Sep; 1111:122-8.
67. Mulla ZD. Spline regression in clinical research. West Indian Med J. 2007 Jan; 56(1):77-9.
68. Mulla ZD, Gonzalez-Sanchez JL, Nuwayhid BS. Descriptive and clinical epidemiology of preeclampsia and eclampsia in Florida. Ethn Dis. 2007; 17(4):736-41.
69. Mulla ZD, Gibbs SG, Aronoff DM. Correlates of length of stay, cost of care, and mortality among patients hospitalized for necrotizing fasciitis. Epidemiol Infect. 2007 Jul; 135(5):868-76.
70. Aronoff DM, Mulla ZD. Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs and group A streptococcal infection. Emerg Infect Dis. 2006 Aug; 12(8):1291.
71. Young MH, Engleberg NC, Mulla ZD, Aronoff DM. Therapies for necrotising fasciitis. Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2006 Feb; 6(2):155-65.
72. Cardenas VM, Mulla ZD, Ortiz M, Graham DY. Iron deficiency and Helicobacter pylori infection in the United States. Am J Epidemiol. 2006 Jan 15; 163(2):127-34.
73. Gurian PL, Montoya T, Corella-Barud V, Mulla ZD. Unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning cases in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. South Med J. 2005 Sep; 98(9):955-6.
74. Mulla ZD. Group A streptococcal infections in long-term care facilities. Am J Infect Control. 2005 Aug; 33(6):375-6.
75. Mulla ZD. Group A streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis: reducing the risk of unwarranted litigation. Am J Emerg Med. 2005 Jul; 23(4):578-9.
76. Mulla ZD. A report of a breast cancer cluster among employees of an elementary school. Breast J. 2005 Mar-Apr; 11(2):162-3.
77. Mulla ZD, Gibbs SG. Invasive group A streptococcal disease: race, hypotension, and immunogenetics. Ethn Dis. 2005; 15(4 Suppl 5):S5-63-6.
78. Hauck LD, Adler LM, Mulla ZD. Clinical pathway care improves outcomes among patients hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia. Ann Epidemiol. 2004 Oct; 14(9):669-75.
79. Mulla ZD. Treatment options in the management of necrotising fasciitis caused by Group A Streptococcus. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2004 Aug; 5(8):1695-700.
80. Mulla ZD, Margo CE. Hospitalization for nontraumatic disorders of the eye and ocular adnexa: analysis of the Florida agency for health care administration data set. Arch Ophthalmol. 2004 Feb; 122(2):262-6.
81. Mulla ZD, Cole SR. Re: "epidemiology of salmonellosis in California, 1990-1999: morbidity, mortality, and hospitalization costs". Am J Epidemiol. 2004 Jan 01; 159(1):104; author reply 104-5.
82. Mulla ZD, Leaverton PE, Wiersma ST. Invasive group A streptococcal infections in Florida. South Med J. 2003 Oct; 96(10):968-73.
83. Mulla ZD. Group A streptococcal pneumonia. Arch Intern Med. 2003 Sep 22; 163(17):2101; author reply 2101-2.
84. Mulla ZD. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and hypotension among patients hospitalized for invasive Group A streptococcal disease. Ann Epidemiol. 2003 Aug; 13(7):543-4.
85. Mulla ZD. Streptococcal myositis. Br J Plast Surg. 2003 Jun; 56(4):424.
86. Mulla ZD. Comment on Fox et al's presentation of two invasive group A streptococcal (GAS) infections. J Emerg Med. 2003 May; 24(4):473-4.
87. Mulla ZD. Invasive group A Streptococcus disease. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Dec 01; 35(11):1453.
88. Mulla ZD. Invasive group A streptococcal disease and intensive care unit admissions. Intensive Care Med. 2002 Dec; 28(12):1822-4.
89. Margo CE, Harman LE, Mulla ZD. The reliability of clinical methods in ophthalmology. Surv Ophthalmol. 2002 Jul-Aug; 47(4):375-86.
90. Mulla ZD, Williams LK. Racial differences in congestive heart failure hospitalizations. South Med J. 2001 Aug; 94(8):847.
91. Mulla ZD, Margo CE. Primary malignancies of the thyroid: epidemiologic analysis of the Florida Cancer Data System registry. Ann Epidemiol. 2000 Jan; 10(1):24-30.
92. Margo CE, Mulla Z, Billiris K. Incidence of surgically treated uveal melanoma by race and ethnicity. Ophthalmology. 1998 Jun; 105(6):1087-90.
93. Margo CE, Mulla ZD. Malignant tumors of the eyelid: a population-based study of non-basal cell and non-squamous cell malignant neoplasms. Arch Ophthalmol. 1998 Feb; 116(2):195-8.
94. Margo CE, Mulla ZD. Malignant tumors of the orbit. Analysis of the Florida Cancer Registry. Ophthalmology. 1998 Jan; 105(1):185-90.
95. Mulla ZD, Straumfjord JV. The effect of cancer on in-hospital mortality in patients admitted for myocardial infarction. Epidemiology. 1997 Sep; 8(5):602.

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