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Poster Presentations at National and International Conferences

Abu Daya, H. Successful resynchronization is an independent predictor of mortality in patients with cardiac resynchronization, American College of Cardiology Meeting Washington, DC 2014.

Anderson TS, Donohue JS, Morden NE, et al. Regional Correlation in Brand-Name Prescription Drug Use Among VA and Medicare Part D Patients with Diabetes. Society for General Internal Medicine National Conference. San Diego, CA. April 2014.

Anderson TS, Huskamp H, Epstein AJ, et al. Impact of Conflict of Interest Policies on Physician Prescribing of Antipsychotics. Society for General Internal Medicine National Conference. San Diego, CA. April 2014.

Anderson TSPatel AS, Bui TD, Smith KJ. Integration of Critically Appraised Topics in the Global Health Curriculum: A Perspective from the University of Pittsburgh Global Health Track. Consortium of Universities for Global Health National Conference. Washington DC. May 2014.

Anderson TSTroyer MBGutierrez EJ, Veldkamp P, Demetria EP. Shared Learning in a Mozambican Clinic - Internal Medicine Residents as Medical Student Preceptors. Consortium of Universities for Global Health National Conference. Boston MA. March 2015.

Carlson K. Coping Mechanisms and Gender Differences among Adults with Complex Congenital Heart Disease. ACHD Conference June 2014.

Chang J. Prevalence of neoplasia in short-segment versus long-segment Barrett's esophagus at a tertiary care referral center. Poster Presentation, Digestive Disease Week, May 2014, Chicago.

Campbell-Massa R. Lower extremity edema and JVP elevation: More than meets the eye. Poster Presentation, Society for General Internal Medicine 37th Annual Meeting: San Diego, California April 2014.

Carter A, Borrero S, Wessel C, Washington D, Bean-Mayberry B, Corbelli J. Racial and Ethnic Disparities among Women at the VA: A Systematic Review. Poster presentation. Society of General Internal Medicine 2015 Annual Meeting. Toronto, Canada.

Clausen E. Association of airway obstruction with computed tomography measurement of pulmonary vascular alterations in HIV-infected individuals. Poster Presentation, American Thoracic Society International Conference May 2014, San Diego, CA.

Clausen E, Donahoe M, Qin S, Karoleski C, Lucht L, Sciurba F, Huang L, Kleerup E, Ghedin E, Morris A. Prevalence of Tropheryma whipplei in Respiratory Samples. Poster Presentation, American Thoracic Society International Conference May 2014, San Diego, CA.

Click BHRao BBProksell S, Rivers C, Koutroubakis I, Dunn M, Hashash JG, Barrie A, Schwartz M, Swoger J, Baidoo L, Regueiro M, Binion D. Differences in healthcare expenditures in Crohn's Disease Lemann Score Phenotypes-A 5-year prospective study. Presented at 2015 DDW Annual Conference on May 16, 2015. Washington, DC. *Poster of distinction

Elliott A. There's No Crying in Medicine: Evidence-Based Strategies to Manage the Aftermath of Medical Errors in a Teaching Institution. (concurrent session with Mina Owlia). Poster Presentation, Society for General Internal Medicine 37th Annual Meeting: San Diego, California April 2014.

Farkas A. Racial and ethnic differences in young men's sex and contraceptive education. Society of Family Planning Meeting. October 2014.

Fisher MCarter A. The disappearing lactate: ethylene glycol and lactic acidosis. Poster presentation. Society of General Internal Medicine 2015 Annual Meeting. Toronto, Canada.

Fisher MA, Lucey KE, Federico S, Schwarz EB. Text Messaging Hotline: An Innovative and Effective Way to Educate Teens About Sexual Health. Poster Presentation, Society for General Internal Medicine 37th Annual Meeting: San Diego, California April 2014.

Siddoway D., Guhl E., Adelstein E., Voigt A., Saba S., Jain S. Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Predicts Need for Higher Ablation Dose With Cryoballoon Pulmonary Vein Isolation. Heart Rhythm Society. Boston, MA. May 2015.

Hart L. Visual Loss at the Heart of the Matter. Poster Presentation, Society of General Internal Medicine 37th Annual Meeting, April 2014.

Jun H, Kohli A. "Acute Infectious Purpura Fulminans, a Cause of Purple Digits." Poster Presentation, Society of General Internal Medicine 38th Annual Meeting, April 2015.

Jun HMerkhofer C, and Kohli A. "Bringing CNS Lyme into Focus: A Case of Decreased Vision." Poster Presentation, Society of General Internal Medicine 38th Annual Meeting, April 2015.

Uray T, Mayr FB, Fitzgibbon, Rittenberger JC, Callaway CW, Angus DC, Kochanek PM, Dezfulian C. Understanding the high incidence of cardiac arrest patients in Allegheny County under the age of 65. 43th Critical Care Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine: San Francisco, California January 10, 2014.

Merriam S. Assessing Long Term Outcomes of a Teaching Communication Skills Course for Fellows and Faculty. Poster Presentation, Society of General Internal Medicine 37th Annual Meeting, April 2014.

Merriam S. CT scan overuse in frequently admitted medical patients. Poster Presentation, Society of General Internal Medicine 37th Annual Meeting, April 2014.

Nayak A, Risbano M. Reduction in Serum Uric Acid Levels in Response to Tadalafil Predicts Improved Outcome in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: A post hoc analysis of the PHIRST trial. Poster presented at: American Heart Association- Fellow's Research Day 2015.

Nayak A, Kamat N, Heist B. Hyponatremic Hypertensive syndrome presenting as AKI and nephrotic syndrome. Poster presented at: World Congress of Nephrology 2015; Cape Town, South Africa.

Owlia M. Assessing Long Term Outcomes of a Teaching Communication Skills Course for Fellows and Faculty. Poster Presentation, Society of General Internal Medicine 37th Annual Meeting, April 2014.

Owlia M. CT scan overuse in frequently admitted medical patients. Poster Presentation, Society of General Internal Medicine 37th Annual Meeting, April 2014.

Owlia M. There's No Crying in Medicine: Evidence-Based Strategies to Manage the Aftermath of Medical Errors in a Teaching Institution. (concurrent session with Andrea Elliott). Poster Presentation, Society of General Internal Medicine 37th Annual Meeting, April 2014.

Pae DLinz D. Acute diffuse maculopapular rash: maybe not so "sweet." Poster Presentation, Society of General Internal Medicine 37th Annual Meeting, April 2014.

Paisible A. HIV Infection, Cardiovascular Risk Factor Profile and Risk for Acute Myocardial Infarction. CROI, March 2014.

Patel A. Crack is Whack: Characteristic Findings in Levamisole-Induced Vasculitis. Poster Presentation, Society of General Internal Medicine 37th Annual Meeting, April 2014.

Robbins J. Too Much of a Good Thing: The Overdiagnosis and Treatment of a German Tourist. Poster Presentation. Society of General Internal Medicine 37th Annual Meeting, April 2014.

Shah FA, Singamsetty S, McDonald S, Guo, L, Wang W, Zhang Y, O'Donnell CP, McVerry BJ. Early Enteral Dextrose Administration Reduces Inflammation In An Endotoxemia Model Of Sepsis. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 191, 2015 May, Conference poster presentation

McDonald S, Shah FA, Paronish J, Rapport S, O'Donnell CP, McVerry BJ. Low level Early Parenteral Dextrose Infusion is Associated with an Increased Incidence of Hyperglycemia in Critically Ill Patients. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 191, 2015 May, A4534, Conference poster presentation

Shah FA, Singamsetty S, McDonald S, Guo L, O'Donnell B, O'Donnell CP, McVerry BJ. Route of Nutritional Support Affects Metabolic Outcomes in an Endotoxemia Model of Sepsis. Crit Care Med 2014, Volume 42, Issue 12, Conference Poster presentation

Akshata Moghe, Hoda Kaldas. The Hook Effect: Don't Take The Bait! Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting 2015, Toronto, CA.

Nikhil Seth, MD, Heitham Abdul-Baki, MD, Nicholas Mahoney, MD, David Binion, MD, Claudia Ramos Rivers, MD, Michael Dunn, MD, Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD, FACG, Miguel Regueiro, MD, FACG, Klaus Bielefeldt, MD, PhD, Matthew Coates, MD, PhD. Causes and Consequences of Chronic Abdominal Pain in Crohn's Disease: A Five-Year Prospective Study. Presented at 2014- ACG; Philadelphia.

Enrique De-Madaria, Timothy B. Gardner, Georgios I. Papachristou, Mónica Rey-Riveiro, Mahya Faghih, Efstratios Koutroumpakis, Elham Afgani, Nelly G. Acevedo-Piedra, Nikhil Seth, Amitasha Sinha, Noé Quesada-Vázquez, Claudia Sánchez-Marin, Félix Lluís, David C. Whitcomb, Pedro Zapater, Vikesh K. Singh. A multicenter study on early administration of intravenous fluid bolus and outcome in acute pancreatitis. Presented at European Pancreatic Club (EPC) and International Association of Pancreatology (IAP); Southampton, United Kingdom 24-28 June 2014

Nikhil Seth; James E. Rosenthal; Rod Passman. The Clinical Significance of Non-Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia on Routine Monitoring of Pacemaker Patients. Presented at American College of Cardiology; New Orleans, LA. 04/05/2015.

Nikhil Seth, Miguel Regueiro, Jason M. Swoger, Jana G. Hashash, Marc Schwartz, Leonard Baidoo, Arthur Barrie, Michael A. Dunn, Eva Szigethy, Shiraz Rahim, Claudia Ramos Rivers, David G. Binion. An Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patient's Worst Fears: A Prospective Evaluation of Quality of Life Following Permanent Ileostomy Creation. Presented at Digestive Disease Week 2015; Washington DC. 05/19/2015.

Efstratios Koutroumpakis, Nikhil Seth, Stephen J. O'Keefe, Adam Slivka, David C. Whitcomb, Dhiraj Yadav, Georgios I. Papachristou. A Large US Referral Center Experience with Nutritional Support in Acute Pancreatitis. Presented at Digestive Disease Week 2015; Washington DC. 05/19/2015.

Parekh N, Hess R, Poindexter M, Jiménez Gutiérrez E, Fischer GS. The Buddy System in Diabetes Self-Management: A Pilot Project. Society of General Internal Medicine 38th Annual Meeting, April 22-25, 2015, Toronto, Canada.

Qin D, Leef G, Alam MB, Rattan R, Munir MB, Patel D, Khattak F, Vaghasia N, Adelstein E, Jain SK, Saba S. Adherence to Published Guidelines in Prescribing Anti-Arrhythmic Medications and its Impact on Clinical Outcomes of Atrial Fibrillation. American College of Cardiology 2015 Scientific Sessions

Leef G, Qin D, Alam MB, Rattan R, Munir MB, Patel D, Khattak F, Vaghasia N, Adelstein E, Jain SK, Saba S. Physician Adherence to Published Guidelines in Prescribing Anti-Arrhythmic Medications in the Management of Atrial Fibrillation. American College of Cardiology 2015 Scientific Sessions.

Qin D, Leef G, Alam MB, Rattan R, Munir MB, Patel D, Khattak F, Vaghasia N, Adelstein E, Jain SK, Saba S. Comparative Effectiveness of Antiarrhythmic Drugs for Rhythm Control of Atrial Fibrillation. Heart Rhythm Society 2015 Conference.

Qin D, Leef G, Alam MB, Rattan R, Munir MB, Patel D, Khattak F, Vaghasia N, Adelstein E, Jain SK, Saba S. Risk of Long-term Amiodarone Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation Patients Without Structural Heart Disease. Heart Rhythm Society 2015 Conference.

Leef G, Qin D, Alam MB, Rattan R, Munir MB, Patel D, Khattak F, Vaghasia N, Adelstein E, Jain SK, Saba S. Risks of Stroke and Death in AF by Anticoagulation Type. Heart Rhythm Society 2015 Conference.

Patel SM, Jones MO, Qin DRhinehart Z, Smith C, Champion H. An Analysis of Cardiogenic Shock in Apical Ballooning Syndrome. American College of Cardiology 2014 Scientific Sessions.

Padma S. Rajagopal MD. MPH, Mini Jacob MD, Vipin Villgran MD. MMS, Margaret Rosenzweig PhD, Rachel Jankowitz MD, Steffi Oesterreich PhD, Adam Brufsky MD. PhD, Aju Mathew MD. MPhil. Metastatic pattern of invasive lobular carcinoma. ASCO 2015

Sheth S, Weissfeld J, Marjorie R, Ferris R, Grandis J, Bauman J, Diergaarde B. Germline variation in NFE2L2/CUL3/KEAP1 and risk of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting, May 29th–June 2nd, 2015, Chicago, IL

Sheth S, Miller T, Mehta K, Simak D, Demoise D, Tabas G. Risky business: evaluation of physician adherence to new cholesterol ACC/AHA guidelines for diabetic patients, Society of General Internal Medicine's 38th Annual Meeting, April 22-25th, 2015, Toronto, Ontario

Bauman J, Zang Y, Normalle D, Sheth S, Grandis J, Johnson D. Sulforaphane as a chemopreventive agent against oral carcinogenesis. American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting, April 18-22, 2015. Philadelphia, PA

Sheth S, Yang Z, Smith C, Smith R. "Thrombin Generation and Factor X Activity in Chronic Liver Disease and Warfarnized Subjects". American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, December 6-9, 2014, San Francisco, California

Kass J, Sheth S, Gooding W, Wang L, Caezi A, Austin M, Bauman, J. "Limitations of the 8F1 ERCCI antibody as a biomarker of platinum-resistance in HNSCC are explained by co-detection of PCYT1A". American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, September 21-24th, 2014, Orlando, Florida

Sheth S, Heist B, Elnicki M. "Copper Deficient Myeloneuropathy in Celiac Disease". Society of General Internal Medicine's 37th Annual Meeting. April 23-26, 2014, San Diego, California

Smith CH, Kumar R, Sheth S, Smith R. Pharmacological VTE prophylaxis in chronic liver disease – a review of current practice. American College Of Physicians National Competition. April 10-12, 2014, Orlando FL

Ufomata E. Painful Progressive Proximal Paresis. Poster Presentation. Society of General Internal Medicine 37th Annual Meeting, April 2014.

Veet, CA. A Head-Turning Case of Syncope. Society of General Internal Medicine. Clinical Vignette Poster Presentation. Society of General Internal Medicine 38th Annual Meeting, April 2015.

Webb C. Not just another day at the spa. Poster Presentation. Society of General Internal Medicine 37th Annual Meeting, April 2014.

Wolfe, J. D., Domenizo, H., Hickson, G. B., Wang, D., Dubree, M., Feistritzer N., Wells, W., Talbot, T. T. Inpatient Unit-Based Safety Culture Factors Associated with Sustained Hang Hygiene Compliance (2014) Poster: ID Week, Philadelphia, PA