Internal Medicine Residency

University of Pittsburgh

UPMC Housestaff Research Projects

Research Publications/
Ahmed, Rizwan 1. Functional Polymorphisms in the EGF Gene and Acute Pancreatitis
2. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Au, Karen Complement Activation in Patients with Acute Stroke, Myocardial Infarction, and Rheumatologic Disorders
Bierenbaum, Jason Cytokine Polymorphisms and Liver Transplant Outcomes World Congress of Gastroenterology, 2005
Chen, Franklin Bone Disease in Multiple Myeloma and HSV-TK–Induced Apoptosis of Myeloma Cells
Cho, Su Min Colectomy Rate and Length of Hospitalization in Patients with Clostridium difficile Colitis and Ulcerative Colitis
Chopra, Rahul Long-Term Follow-Up of Acoustic Schwannoma Radiosurgery with Marginal Tumor Doses Meeting of the American Radium Society, 2006
Feinstein, Trevor 1. Housestaff Views on Preprinted Orders Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine, 2005
2. Posttransplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder
3. Phase II Studies Involving Chemotherapy and Prostate Cancer
Ghoshhajra, Monica Effects of Inflammatory Cytokines on Glucocorticoid Receptor Translocation Meeting of the American Thoracic Society, 2005
Hawkins, Kara Characterization of Cell Cycle Proteins That Regulate Beta Cell Replication
Hong, Lily Bone Microenvironment in Multiple Myeloma
Jankowitz, Rachel 1. Phase III Study Giving IL-11 to Patients with von Willebrand's Disease
2. Cellular Motility
Kabb, Aaron Examination of Molecular Genetics in the Pathogenesis of Cardiomyopathies
Kaplan, Beth 1. Use of Electrophoresis and Cell Culture to Determine the Role of p27 in Vascular Smooth Muscle
2. Islet Cell Extraction in Mice
Lamont, Patricia 1. Lack of Desmopressin Response in Men with Hemophilia A Following Liver Transplantation First author, J Thromb Haemost, 2005
2. Co-localization of vWF and Factor VIII Secretion
Majesko, Alyssa Intimate Partner Violence and Alcohol Consumption in the Peripartum Period
Malik, Shahid 1. Endoscopic Ultrasound Yield in Evaluating Biliary Dilatation in Patients with Normal Liver Function Test Results Digestive Disease Week, 2005
2. Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Efficacy and Safety Study of the Effects of Titrated Oral Tolvaptan Tablets in Patients with Hyponatremia
3. Helicobacter Eradication in Patients with Liver Disease and Low Platelet Counts: HELLP Study
Meier, Carmen Innate Immune Receptor Genetic Polymorphisms in Pouchitis: Is CARD15 a Susceptibility Factor? First Author, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, 2005
Nair, Pradeep 1. Characterization of Pulmonary Hemodynamic Improvements with Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Support Meeting of the American Heart Association, 2005
2. Effect of LVAD Support on Pulmonary Hemodynamics Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, 2005
3. Risk Factors for Poor Outcomes in Ventricular Assist Devices: The Pittsburgh Bridge to Transplant Experience Meeting of the American College of Cardiology and International Society for Heart Lung Transplant, 2004
4. Myocardial Recovery Using Ventricular Assist Devices: Prevalence, Clinical Characteristics, and Outcomes Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, 2004; Meeting of the American Heart Association, 2004; Circulation, 2005
5. Survival Benefit of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in Ventricular Assist Device–Supported Heart Failure Patients Meeting of the American Heart Association, 2005
Nasir, Khurram 1. Detection of High-Risk Young Adults and Women by Coronary Calcium and National Cholesterol Education Program III (NCEP III) Guidelines First Author, J Am Coll Cardiol, 2005
2. Risk Determination in Primary Prevention: An Imaging and Clinical Based Definition Combining Computed Tomographic Coronary Artery Calcium Score and Framingham/ NCEP Risk Score First author, Int J Cardiol, 2006
3. Coronary Artery Calcium Score to Detect Atherosclerosis in Different Nations and Continents Atherosclerosis, 2006
4. Ethnic Differences in the Presence and Severity of Coronary Atherosclerosis Atherosclerosis, 2006
5. Increased Level of Cardiorespiratory Fitness Blunts the Inflammatory Response in Metabolic Syndrome Meeting of the American Heart Association, 2005; Int J Cardiol, 2006
6. Increased Cardiorespiratory Fitness Is Associated with Low Risk for Clustering of Metabolic Syndrome Components in Young to Middle-Aged Asymptomatic Men Arch Med Res, 2007
7. Association of White Blood Cell Count with Systolic Blood Pressure in the Normotensive Range
8. The Relationship between White Blood Cell Count and Framingham Risk Score in Asymptomatic Men
9. Subclinical Coronary Atherosclerosis: Is Racial Profiling Necessary?
10. Subclinical Coronary Atherosclerosis: Putting Framingham Risk Estimates to the Test
11. Hyperhomocysteinemia and Regional Left Ventricular Systolic Function: The Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Meeting of the American Heart Association, 2005
12. ACEi Retards Progression of Coronary Calcium among Individuals Treated with Statins Meeting of the American Heart Association, 2005
13. Non–High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Is Strongly Associated with Coronary Artery Calcification in Asymptomatic Individuals Meeting of the American Heart Association, 2005
Orakzai, Raza Genetic Polymorphisms of Common Arrhythmias
Rahim, Malik 1. Genetic and Inflammatory Markers of Sepsis: A Multicenter Clinical Trial in Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia Meeting of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2005
2. Pricing Critical Care in the United States: Updating the Russell Equation
3. Development of an Anemia Predictive Index in Critically Ill Patients
Rana, Jamal BARI 2D Trial: A Multicenter Trial to Determine Whether Initial Angioplasty or Bypass Surgery Is Better Than Initial Medical Management in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Reeder, Jennifer Ductal Lavage in the Evaluation of Breast Ductal Epithelial Cells
Saxena, Neil 1. Tricuspid Annular Velocity Derived by Doppler Tissue Imaging Is a Useful Marker to Determine Right Ventricular Systolic Function Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, 2005
2. Tricuspid Annular Systolic Velocity: A Useful Measurement in Determining Right Ventricular Systolic Function Regardless of Pulmonary Artery Pressures First Author, Echocardiography, 2006
Schillo, Robert Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) Improves End-Stage Liver Disease–Free Survival in Patients Coinfected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis C Virus Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, 2006
Schmetzer, Paul 1. Pilot Study: T Cell Response in Patients with Hepatitis C Treated with Interferon and Ribavirin
2. Living Donor Liver Transplantation and the Incidence of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis
Siddiqui, Zishan 1. Online Clearance as a Measure of Delivered Dialysis Dose in Acute Renal Failure
2. Heart Rate Variability and Sudden Cardiac Death in Hemodialysis Patients
Silverstein, Julie Coactivation of PTHrp and EGF Receptors with the Use of Western Blots and Tissues Cultures
Singla, Ish 1. Role of Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinases in Cardiac Remodeling after Myocardial Infarction Meeting of the American Heart Association, 2005;
Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, 2005
2. Anemia as a Predictor of Mortality in Patients with Non–ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI)
3. Role of Coxsackie B Virus in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy