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   Internal Medicine Residency Program

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Original Research Manuscripts

Abu Daya H, Lebwohl B, Smukalla S, Lewis SK, Green PH. Utilizing HDL levels to improve detection of celiac disease in patients with iron deficiency anemia.Am J Gastroenterol. 2014 May;109(5):769-70.

Abu Daya H, Bilal Alam M, Adelstein E, Schwartzman D, Jain S, Marek J, Gorcsan J, Saba S. Echocardiography-Guided Left Ventricular Lead Placement for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Ischemic versus Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Patients. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Apr;11(4):614-9

Abu Daya H, Eloubeidi M, Tamim H, Halawi H, MalliAH, Rockey DC, Barada K. Opposing Effects of Aspirin and Anticoagulants on Morbidity & Mortality in Patients with Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding. J Dig Dis. 2014 Jun;15(6):283-92.

Anderson TS, Dave S, Good CB, Gellad WF. Academic Medical Center Leadership on Pharmaceutical Company Boards of Directors. JAMA. 2014. Apr 2;311(13):1353-5

Anderson TS, Huskamp H, Epstein AJ, et al. Antipsychotic Prescribing: Do conflict of interest policies make a difference? Medical Care. 2015;53: 338–345

Anderson TSTroyer MBGutierrez EJ, Veldkamp P, Demetria EP. Shared Learning in a Mozambican Clinic - Internal Medicine Residents as Medical Student Preceptors. Annals of Global Health. 2015. 81(1):6.

Bhagya Rao BBhattacharya A, Agrawal V. Renal outcomes of bariatric surgery in obese adults with diabetic kidney disease. J Nephrol. 2014 Aug;27(4):361-70

Rao BB, Oza MV, Swanson B, Krishna SG. Intratumoral endoscopy and diagnosis of a large gastrointestinal stromal tumor. J Gastroint Cancer. 2014 Dec;45 Suppl 1:140-3

Krishna SG, Rao BB, Lee JH. Endoscopic sonography and sonographically guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of unusual pancreatic metastases from synovial sarcoma. Journal of clinical ultrasound: 2014 Mar-Apr;42(3):180-2.

Krishna SG, Rao BB, Lee JH, Ramireddy S, Guindani M, Ross WA. Safety of endoscopic interventions in patients with thrombocytopenia. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Sep;80(3):425-34

Brown JW. Thwarting Antibiotic Resistance by Concealing the Host. PostDoc Journal Vol.2, No. 5 May 2014. Mitsche MA, Packer LE, Brown JW, Jiang ZG, Small DM, McKnight CJ. Surface Tensiometry of Apolipoprotein B Domains at Lipid Interfaces Suggests a New Model for the Initial Steps in Triglyceride-rich Lipoprotein Assembly. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2014 Mar 28;289(13):9000-12.

Mitsche MA, Packer LE, Brown JW, Jiang ZG, McKnight CJ, Small DM (2014) Surface Tensiometry of Apolipoprotein B Domains at Lipid Interfaces Suggests a New Model for the Initial Steps in Triacylglyceride-Rich Lipoprotein Assembly. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2014 289(13): 9000-12.

Brown JW, Bullitt E, Sriswasdi S, Harper S, Speicher DW, & McKnight CJ. The Physiological Molecular Shape of Spectrin: a Compact Supercoil Resembling a Chinese Finger Trap. PLoS Computational Biology, Accepted 2015, in press.

Lynch K, Dhalla S, Chedid V, Ravich WJ, Stein EM, Montgomery EA, Bochner BS, Clarke JO. Gender Is a Determinative Factor in the Initial Clinical Presentation of Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Diseases of the Esophagus. 2015.

Chedid V, Dhalla S, Clarke JO, Mullin GE. Herbal Therapy Is Equivalent to Rifaximin for the Treatment of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth. Global Adv Health Med. 2014; 3(3):16 -24.

Countouris M, Gilmore S, Yonas M. Exploring the impact of a community hospital closure on older adults: a focus group study. Health Place. 2014 Mar;26:143-8.

Ramratnam M, Sharma RK, D'Auria SJ, Lee SJ, Wang D, Huang XY, Ahmad F. Transgenic Knockdown of Cardiac Sodium/Glucose Cotransporter 1 (SGLT1) Attenuates PRKAG2 Cardiomyopathy, whereas Transgenic Overexpression of Cardiac SGLT1 Causes Pathologic Hypertrophy and Dysfunction in Mice. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014;3: e000899.

Kawano-Castillo J, Ward E, Elliott A, Wetzel J, Hassler A, McDonald M, Parker SA, Archeval-Lao J, Tremont C, Cai C, Pivalizza E, Rahbar MH, Grotta JC. Thrombelastography Detects Possible Coagulation Disturbance in Patients With Intracerebral Hemorrhage With Hematoma Enlargement. Stroke. 2014 Mar;45(3):683-8.

Lee JJ, Woodard GA, Gianaros PJ, Barinas-Mitchell E, Tepper PG, and Conroy MB. Ectopic Adiposity is Associated with Autonomic Risk Factors and Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease in Young Adults. Obesity, 2015, in press.

Lee JS, Nsa W, Hausmann LR, Trivedi AN, Bratzler DW, Auden D, Mor MK, Baus K, Larbi FM, Fine MJ. Quality of Care for Elderly Patients Hospitalized for Pneumonia in the United States, 2006-2010. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1806-1814.

Trivedi AN, Nsa W, Hausmann LR, Lee JS, Ma A, Bratzler DW, Mor MK, Baus K, Larbi FM, Fine MJ. Quality and equity of care in US hospitals from 2005-2010. N Engl J Med. 2014; 371:2298-2308.

Derhaschnig U, Testori C, Riedmueller E, Hobl EL, Mayr FB, Jilma B. Decreased renal function in hypertensive emergencies. J Hum Hypertens. 2014 Jul;28(7):427-31

Mayr FB, Yende S, Angus DC. Epidemiology of severe sepsis. Virulence. 2014 Jan 1;5(1):4-11.

Rella JM, Jilma B, Fabry A, Kaynar AM, Mayr FB. MMP-8 Genotypes Influence the Inflammatory Response in Human Endotoxemia. Inflammation. 2014 Apr;37(2):451-6.

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 Critial Care Medicine, January 10th 2014, San Francisco, CA published in the supplement to Crit Care Med 2014; Supplement 41,12.

Wenisch JM, Mayr FB, Spiel AO, Radicioni M, Jilma B, Jilma-Stohlawetz P. Androgen deprivation decreases prostate specific antigen in the absence of tumor: implications for interpretation of PSA results. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2014 Mar;52(3):431-6

Yende S, Linde-Zwirble W, Mayr F, Weissfeld LA, Reis S, Angus DC. Risk of cardiovascular events in severe sepsis survivors. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 May 1;189(9):1065-74.

Malat G, Jindal RM, Mehta K, Gracely E, Ranganna K, Doyle A. Kidney donor risk index (KDRI) fails to predict kidney allograft survival in HIV (+) recipients.Transplantation. 2014 Aug 27;98(4):436-42.

Patel NJ, Deshmukh A, Pant S, Singh V, Patel N, Arora S, Shah N, Chothani A, Savani GT, Mehta K, Parikh V, Rathod A, Badheka AO, Lafferty J, Kowalski M, Mehta JL, Mitrani RD, VilesGonzalez JF, Paydak H. Contemporary trends of hospitalization for atrial fibrillation in the United States, 2000 through 2010: implications for healthcare planning. Circulation. 2014 Jun 10;129(23):2371-9.

Badheka AO, Patel NJ, Grover P, Singh V, Patel N, Arora S, Chothani A, Mehta K, Deshmukh A, Savani GT, Patel A, Panaich SS, Shah N, Rathod A, Brown M, Mohamad T, Tamburrino FV, Kar S, Makkar R, O'Neill WW, De Marchena E, Schreiber T, Grines CL, Rihal CS, Cohen MG. Impact of annual operator and institutional volume on percutaneous coronary intervention outcomes: a 5-year United States experience (2005-2009). Circulation. 2014 Oct 14;130(16):1392-406.

Pant S, Deshmukh A, Mehta K, Badheka AO, Tuliani T, Patel NJ, Dabhadkar K, Prasad A, Paydak H. Burden of arrhythmias in patients with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (apical ballooning syndrome). Int J Cardiol. 2013 Dec 5;170(1):64-8.

Singh V, Badheka AO, Patel NJ, Chothani A, Mehta K, Arora S, Patel N, Deshmukh A, Shah N, Savani GT, Rathod A, Manvar S, Thakkar B, Panchal V, Patel J, Palacios IF, Rihal CS, Cohen MG, O'Neill W, De Marchena E. Influence of hospital volume on outcomes of percutaneous atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale closure: A 10-years us perspective. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 May;85(6):1073-81.

Badheka AO, Chothani A, Mehta K, Patel NJ, Deshmukh A, Hoosien M, Shah N, Singh V, Grover P, Savani GT, Panaich SS, Rathod A, Patel N, Arora S, Bhalara V, Coffey JO, O'Neill W, Makkar R, Grines CL, Schreiber T, Di Biase L, Natale A, Viles-Gonzalez JF. Utilization and adverse outcomes of percutaneous left atrial appendage closure for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation in the United States: influence of hospital volume. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Feb;8(1):42-8.

Badheka AO, Arora S, Panaich SS, Patel NJ, Patel N, Chothani A, Mehta K, Deshmukh A, Singh V, Savani GT, Agnihotri K, Grover P, Lahewala S, Patel A, Bambhroliya C, Kondur A, Brown M, Elder M, Kaki A, Mohammad T, Grines C, Schreiber T. Impact on in-hospital outcomes with drug-eluting stents versus bare-metal stents (from 665,804 procedures). Am J Cardiol. 2014 Dec 1;114(11):1629-37.

Badheka AO, Shah N, Ghatak A, Patel NJ, Chothani A, Mehta K, Singh V, Patel N, Grover P, Deshmukh A, Panaich SS, Savani GT, Bhalara V, Arora S, Rathod A, Desai H, Kar S, Alfonso C, Palacios IF, Grines C, Schreiber T, Rihal CS, Makkar R, Cohen MG, O'Neill W, de Marchena E. Balloon mitral valvuloplasty in the United States: a 13-year perspective. Am J Med. 2014 Nov;127(11):1126.e1-12.

Panaich SS, Badheka AO, Chothani A, Mehta K, Patel NJ, Deshmukh A, Singh V, Savani GT, Arora S, Patel N, Bhalara V, Grover P, Shah N, Elder M, Mohamad T, Kaki A, Kondur A, Brown M, Grines C, Schreiber T. Results of ventricular septal myectomy and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (from Nationwide Inpatient Sample [1998-2010]). Am J Cardiol. 2014 Nov 1;114(9):1390-5.

Badheka AO, Chothani A, Panaich SS, Mehta K, Patel NJ, Deshmukh A, Singh V, Arora S, Patel N, Grover P, Shah N, Savani CN, Patel A, Panchal V, Brown M, Kaki A, Kondur A, Mohamad T, Elder M, Grines C, Schreiber T. Impact of symptoms, gender, co-morbidities, and operator volume on outcome of carotid artery stenting (from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample [2006 to 2010]). Am J Cardiol. 2014 Sep 15;114(6):933-41.

Grover PM, Badheka AO, Shah N, Patel NJ, Mehta K, Chothani A, Singh V, Savani GT, Deshmukh A, Rathod A, Patel N, Panaich SP, Arora S, Khalpada D, Bhalara V, Parmar NG, Mohamad T, Cohen MG. Presence of anti-viral and anti-parasitic antibodies and cardiovascular mortality: insights from NHANES III.Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 12;168(5):4826-30.

Badheka AO, Patel NJ, Grover PM, Shah N, Patel N, Singh V, Deshmukh AJ,Mehta K, Chothani A, Savani GT, Arora S, Rathod A, Marzouka GR, Lafferty J, Mehta JL, Mitrani RD. Optimal blood pressure in patients with atrial fibrillation (from the AFFIRM Trial). Am J Cardiol. 2014 Sep 1;114(5):727-36.

Badheka AO, Patel NJ, Singh V, Shah N, Chothani A, Mehta K, Deshmukh A, Ghatak A, Rathod A, Desai H, Savani GT, Grover P, Patel N, Arora S, Grines CL, Schreiber T, Makkar R, Rihal CS, Cohen MG, De Marchena E, O'Neill WW. Percutaneous aortic balloon valvotomy in the United States: a 13-year perspective. Am J Med. 2014 Aug;127(8):744-753.e3.

Pothineni NV, Deshmukh A, Pant S, Patel NJ, Badheka A, Chothani A, Shah N,Mehta K, Savani GT, Singh V, Grover P, Bhalara V, Patel N, Arora S, Rathod A, Viles-Gonzalez J, Paydak H. Complication rates of atrial fibrillation ablations: comparison of safety outcomes from real world to contemporary randomized control trials. Int J Cardiol. 2014 Aug 1;175(2):372-3.

Shah N, Badheka AO, Grover PM, Patel NJ, Chothani A, Mehta K, Hoosien M, Singh V, Savani GT, Deshmukh A, Rathod A, Patel N, Panaich SS, Arora S, Schwartz C, Blisker M, Coffey JO, Mitrani RD, Fuster V, Viles-Gonzalez JF. Influence of left ventricular remodeling on atrial fibrillation recurrence and cardiovascular hospitalizations in patients undergoing rhythmcontrol therapy.Int J Cardiol. 2014 Jun 15;174(2):288-92.

Badheka AO, Shah N, Grover PM, Patel NJ, Chothani A, Mehta K, Singh V, Deshmukh A, Savani GT, Rathod A, Panaich SS, Patel N, Arora S, Bhalara V, Coffey JO, Mitrani RD, Halperin JL, Viles-Gonzalez JF. Outcomes in atrial fibrillation patients with and without left ventricular hypertrophy when treated with a lenient rate-control or rhythm-control strategy. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Apr 1;113(7):1159-65.

Akshata Moghe, Smita Ghare, Bryan Lamoreau, Mohammad Mohammad, Shirish Barve, Craig McClain and Swati Joshi-Barve, 'Mechanisms of Acrolein Toxicity: Relevance to Human Disease', Toxicol Sci. 2015 Feb;143(2):242-55

Smita Ghare, Swati Joshi-Barve, Akshata Moghe, Madhuvanti Patil, Leila Gobejishvili, David Barker, Guy N Brock, Matthew Cave, Craig J McClain and Shirish Barve, 'Coordinated Histone H3 Methylation and Acetylation Regulate Physiologic and Pathologic Fas Ligand Gene Expression in Human CD4+ T Cells'. J Immunol., 2014 Jul 1;193(1):412-21.

Alam MB, Munir MB, Rattan R, Flanigan S, Adelstein E, Jain S, Saba S. Battery longevity in cardiac resynchronization therapy implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Europace. 2014 Feb;16(2):246-51

Dai T, Wang Y, Nayak A, Nast CC, Quang L, LaPage J, Andalibi A, Adler SG. Janus kinase signaling activation mediates peritoneal inflammation and injury in vitro and in vivo in response to dialysate. Kidney International. 2014 Dec; 86(6):1187-96

Damir Khabibullin, Douglas Medvetz, Miguel Pinilla, Venkatesh Hariharan, Chenggang Li, Anja Hergrueter, Maria Laucho Contreras, Erik Zhang E, Andrey Parkhitko, Jane Yu, Caroline Owen, Hayden Huang, Rebecca Baron, Elizabeth Henske. Folliculin regulates cell-cell adhesion, AMPK, and mTORC1 in a cell-type-specific manner in lung-derived cells. Physiology Reports, 2014 Aug 12; 2(8) e12107.

B Platzer, K Baker, Miguel Pinilla Vera, K Singer, M Panduro, WS Lexmond, D Turner, SO Vargas, J-P Kinet, D Maurer, RM Baron, RS Bulmberg and E Fiebiger. Dendritic cell-bound IgE functions to restrain allergic inflammation at mucosal sites. Mucosal Immunology. 2015 May;8(3):516-32.

Lucia Santacruz, Alejandro Hernandez, Jeffrey Nienaber, Rajashreee Mishra,Miguel Pinilla, James Burchette, Lan Mao, Howard Rockman, and Danny Jacobs. Normal Cardiac Function in mice with supra-physiological cardiac creatine levels. American Journal of Physiology Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 2014 Feb;306(3):H373-81.

Panara AJ, Yarur AJ, Rieders B, Proksell S, Deshpande AR, Abreu MT, Sussman DA. The incidence and risk factors for developing depression after being diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease: a cohort study. Ailment Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Apr;39(8)802:10

Qin D, Leef G, Alam MB, Rattan R, Munir MB, Patel D, Khattak F, Vaghasia N, Adelstein E, Jain SK, Saba S. Patient Outcomes According to Adherence to Treatment Guidelines for Rhythm Control of Atrial Fibrillation. Journal of American Heart Association. 2015 Apr 6;4(4).

Clinical Significance of Nonsustained Ventricular Tachycardia on Routine Monitoring of Pacemaker Patients. Seth N, Kaplan R, Bustamante E, Kulkarni C, Subacius H, Rosenthal JE, Passman R. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2015 Mar 19

Sheth S, Johnson D, Kensler T, Bauman J. Chemoprevention of tobacco-related head and neck cancer: Past lessons and future directions. Oral Oncology. 2015; 51(6): 557-564

Yang Z*, Sheth S*, Smith C, Smith R. Plasma from chronic liver disease subjects exhibit differential ability to generate thrombin. Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis. 2015. [Epub ahead of print]. *Authors contributed equally

Somasundaram A, Socinski MA, Burns TF. Personalized treatment of EGFR mutant and ALK-positive patients in NSCLC. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2014 Dec;15(18):2693-708