Recent Housestaff Research

There are numerous opportunities for the house staff to become involved in research, using elective time for research projects. Our faculty is always willing to have house officers spend elective time becoming involved in various research projects. House officers will receive support to attend national meetings if their material is selected for presentation.  A summary of recent house staff projects is listed below.

J. Adler, MW Saif.  Pancrelipase Induced Hypersensitivity Reaction: Case Report and Review of the Literature.  J. Pancreas 2018, 19(5), 273-275.

Ethan J. Rowin, Anais Hausvater, Mark S. Link, Patrick Abt, William Gionfriddo, Wendy Wang, Hassan Rastegar, N.A. Mark Estes, Martin S. Maron and Barry J. Maron Clinical.  Profile and Consequences of Atrial Fibrillation in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Circulation. 2017; CIRCULATIONAHA.117.029267, September 15, 2017

Daaboul Y, Korjian S, Weaver WD, Kloner RA, Giugliano RP, Carr J, Neal BJ, Chi G, CochetM, Goodell L, Michalak N, Rusowicz-Orazem L, Alkathery T, Allaham H, Routray S, SzlosekD, Jain P, Gibson CM. Relation of Left Ventricular Mass and Infarct Size in Anterior Wall STSegment Elevation Acute Myocardial Infarction (from the EMBRACE STEMI Clinical Trial). Am J Cardiol. 2016;118(5):625-31.

Dhande M .     Writing Out Loud: to Computers, Patients and Burnout 2016,  JAMA Cardiology - from the heart, Opinion Article, Aug 3, 2016 

R. Dhingra, J. Tse, MW Saif.  Cutaneous Metastasis of Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-Nets)  J. Pancreas 2018. Sept. 30, 19(5), 223-227.

DeFilippis EM, Singh A, Divakaran S, Gupta A, Collins BL, Biery D, Qamar A, Fatima A, Ramsis M, Pipilas D, Rajabi R, Eng M, Hainer J, Klein J, Januzzi JL, Nasir K, Di Carli MF, Bhatt DL, Blankstein R. Cocaine and Marijuana Use Among Young Adults With Myocardial Infarction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Jun 5;71(22):2540-2551.

Singh A, Collins BL, Gupta A, Fatima A, Qamar A, Biery D, Baez J, Cawley M, Klein J, Hainer J, Plutzky J, Cannon CP, Nasir K, Di Carli MF, Bhatt DL, Blankstein R. Cardiovascular Risk and Statin Eligibility of Young Adults After an MI: Partners YOUNG-MI Registry. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Jan 23;71(3):292-302.

Wu C, Singh A, Collins B, Fatima A, Qamar A, Gupta A, Hainer J, Klein J, Jarolim P, Di Carli M, Nasir K, Bhatt DL, Blankstein R. Causes of Troponin Elevation and Associated Mortality in Young Patients. Am J Med. 2018 Mar;131(3):284-292.e1.

Singh A, Collins B, Qamar A, Gupta A, Fatima A, Divakaran S, Klein J, Hainer J, Jarolim P, Shah RV, Nasir K, Di Carli MF, Bhatt DL, Blankstein R. Study of young patients with myocardial infarction: Design and rationale of the YOUNG-MI Registry. Clin Cardiol. 2017 Nov;40(11):955-961.

Wong SW, Toskic D, Warner M, Varga C, Moreno-Kohler A, Fein D, Fogaren T, Lee L, Oliver CM, Guthrie SD, Comenzo RL. Primary Amyloidosis with Renal Involvement: Outcomes in 77 Consecutive Patients at a Single Center. Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia (accepted for publication).

Hill, B., Nastoupil, L., Winter, A.M., Becnel, M.R., Cerhan, J.R., Habermann, T.M., Link, B.K., Maurer, M.J., Fakhri, B., Reddy, P., Smith, S.D., Mukhija, D., Jagadeesh, D., Desai, A., Alderuccio, J.P., Lossos, I.S., Mehra, P., Portell, C.A., Goldman, M., Calzada, O., Cohen, J.B., Hussain, M.J., Ghosh, N., Caimi, P., Tiutan, T., Martin, P., Kodali, A., Evens, A.M., Kahl, B.S. (2018). Maintenance Rituximab or Observation after Frontline Treatment with Bendamustine-Rituximab for Follicular Lymphoma. Submitted .

Kuchibhotla S, Esposito ML, Breton C, Pedicini R, Mullin A, O’Kelly R, Anderson M, Morris DL, Batsides G, Ramzy D, Grise M, Pham DT, Kapur NK. Acute Biventricular Mechanical Circulatory Support for Cardiogenic Shock. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2017;6(10). PMID: 29054842.

Esposito, M.L., Kuchibhotla, S., O’Kelly, R., Annamalai, S., Ghuloom, A., Lussier, L., Breton, C., Pedicini, R., Mullin, A., Kimmelstiel, C., Couper, G.S., Kiernan, M.S., Kapur, N.K. Hemodynamic Profiles or Congestion are Associated with Clinical Outcomes Among Patients Requiring Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support for Cardiogenic Shock. (submitted)

Tandan S, Meltzer SN, Davila CD, Konstam MA, LeWinter MM. Eosinophilic Myocarditis with Rapid Progression to Cardiogenic Shock, Managed with Mechanical Support and High-Dose Corticosteroids. Circ Heart Failure. 2018 Jun;11(6):e004910.

Wurcel AG, Merchant EA, Clark RP, Stone DR. Emerging and Underrecognized Complications of Illicit Drug Use.Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Dec 15;61(12):1840-9.

Rowin, E., Mohanty, S., Madias, C., Maron, B., Maron, M. Benefit of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in End-Stage Nonobstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Submitted JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology

Link M, Phelan C, Aljaabari M, Estes NM. Imaging and Mapping of Arrhythmias in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. In: Shenasa Mohammad, Hindricks Gerhard et al. Cardiac Mapping 5th Edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell; Chapter 69

Ethan J. Rowin, MD, Barry J. Maron, MD, Mikhail Romashko, MD, Wendy Wang, MPH, Hassan Rastegar, MD, Mark S. Link, MD, Martin S. Maron, MD. Impact of Contemporary Treatment Strategies on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Patients with Extreme Phenotype. • Submitted . 2018. •

F. Inayat, F. Song, N. Ali, M. Aslam, A. Aloma, H. Hachem, W. Saif  Hepatitis B virus reactivation following imatibiv therapy: A comparative review of 9 cases.  Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice. 2018

Wang B, Walsh SJ, Saif MW. Pancytopenia and Severe Gastrointestinal Toxicities Associated with 5-Fluorouracil in a Patient with Thymidylate Synthase (TYMS) Polymorphism. Cureus. 2016 Sep 21;8(9):e798.

Wang B, Jasiwal S, Saif W. First Case of the Cervical Lymph Node as the Only Site of Metastasis from Anal Cancer. Cureus. 2017. May 28;9(5):e1291.

Wang, H., Erban, J.K. Rapid Change in Mental Status in a Patient with Hypereosinophilia. Case Reports in Hematology. 2017, Jan; 2017(6936709): 1-3.

Rencic J, Zhou M, Hsu G, Dhaliwal G. Circling back for the diagnosis. N Engl J Med. 2017;377(18):1778-1784.

P. Abt E. Rowin,  D. Denofrio and M. Maron.   Heart Transplantation for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: The Tufts ExperienceOral Presentation: Heart Failure Society of America, September 2017

R. Ackerman.  Hepatoid Adenocarcinoma of the Rectum With Liver Metastasis in Patient With Ulcerative Colitis" Presented at the annual American Congress of Gastroenterolgoy meeting, Orlando, FLA October 2017.

AN Levey, R. Ackerman "Outcomes of Clostridium difficile Infection by Diagnostic Test in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  Presented at the annual American Congress of Gastroenterology meeting, October 2017.

L. Buchanan and H. Kelpin: Goals of care discussions and subsequent healthcare utilization among adults hospitalized for advanced malignancy.  Presented at: Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium on October, 2015 in Boston, MA

L. Buchanan and M. Trautwein.  Powerful Drugs, your kidneys are slugs:  what do you say?  It’s IgA!”  Presented at the Regional SGIM meeting, March 2017.

Bulanowski D. “The Fungus Among Us.” Presented at the Society of General Internal Medicine New England Regional Meeting at Boston University, 2018.

Daaboul Y, Korjian S, Mega JL, Plotnikov AN, Burton PB, Braunwald E, Gibson CM. Rivaroxaban and Improved Modified Rankin Scale Score Among Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome who Experience Stroke - Insights From the ATLAS ACS-2-TIMI-51 Clinical Trial. 2016; American Heart Association. New Orleans, LA.

Daaboul Y, Korjian S, El-Ghoul B, Samad S, Salameh P, Dahdah G, Hariri E, Mansour AG, Spielman K, Blacher J, Safar M, Aoun Bahous S. Change in Pulse Wave Velocity and Short Term Development of Cardiovascular Events in the Hemodialysis Population. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (ATVB); 2016. Nashville, TN

Mansour AG, Ahdab R, Daaboul Y, Korjian S, Salem MW, Hariri E, El Khoury C, Riachi NJ, Aoun Bahous S. Vitamin K2 Status and Arterial Stiffness Among Untreated Migraine Patients: A Case-Control Study.2018; American Headache Society. San Francisco, CA.

Burrows A, Phelan C, Daaboul Y, Daly WC, Miller C, Madias C, Estes III NAM. Effectiveness of Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Among Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. 2018; European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society, Paris, France.

Chi G, Nafee T, Goldhaber SZ, Hernandez AF, Hull RD, Gold A, Korjian S, Daaboul Y, Cohen AT, Harrington RA, Gibson CM. Extended-duration betrixaban reduces the risk of venous thromboembolismrelated rehospitalization among acutely ill hospitalized medical patients: An APEX trial substudy. 2017;American Heart Association, Anaheim, CA.

Gibson CM, Nafee T, Goldhaber SZ, Hernandez AF, Hull RD, Gold A, Korjian S, Daaboul Y, Cohen AT,Harrington RA, Chi G. Full-dose betrixaban reduces venous thromboembolism-related mortality: An APEX trial substudy. 2017; American Heart Association, Anaheim, CA.

Chi G, Nafee T, Goldhaber SZ, Hernandez AF, Hull RD, Gold A, KorjianE. O’Shea,, M. Davis , S. Davis. The Effect of Diagnostic Bronchoscopy on Antimicrobial Selection in the Inpatient Setting" Presented at 2016 ATS International Conference in San Francisco).

Dhande M., Devito N.   Still on the Differential: A rare inflammatory disorder among adults. . SGIM Regional Meeting, Boston, MA, 2015

Dhande M., Kiernan M.S., Vest A.R., DeNofrio D., Kapur N., Pham D. Outcomes following VAD exchange from one device platform to another in the setting of LVAD thrombosis. International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant, Washington DC (2016)

Morine K.J., Dhande M., Upshaw J.N., Pham D.T., Kapur N.K., Vest A.R., DeNofrio D., Kiernan M.S. A Single Center Experience of Device Exchange for Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Thrombosis. International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant, Washington DC (2016)

M. Dhande and L. Buchanan.  “Caring for the Cancer Survivor:  Hear Hoof-beats, think Zebras.”  Presented at the Regional SGIM meeting, March 2017.

M. Dhande; A. Hu; and S. Shrestha “ Anchor sank the Ship: Pheochromocytoma presenting as Anxiety.  Presented at the Regional SGIM meeting, March 2017.

E Yu, M Dhande, W Gionfriddo, D Harris, N Pradhan, J Fouad, KE Roberts. Multidisciplinary Code Blue Simulation Training Improves house staff comfort with Code Blue Events at a Tertiary Medical Center. American Thoracic Society Conference, 2017.

R. Dhingra, M. Sterling and N. Natov. . Assessing the Rate of Progression of Non-Dysplastic Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia in a High Risk Population.  Presentation at DDW Chicago, IL)- Spring 2017.

Rohit Dhingra, M.D., Sharanya Mohanty, M.D, Yazan Daaboul, M.D, Joseph Dailey, M.D, Christopher Firely, M.D., Michael Winter M.D.2, Amirah Khan, M.D.2, Michael Kiernan, M.D.3, Amanda Vest, M.D.3, Aaron Dickstein, M.D.  Assessing the Incidence of Precancerous Polyps Identified on Screening Colonoscopy and Risk of Post-Polypectomy Bleeding in LVAD Patients   Presented at the 2018 American Congress of Gastroenterololgy meeting

Dhingra R, Rai P, Sieker J, et al. (May 14, 2018) Myxedema Ascites: An Unusual Presentation of Uncontrolled Hypothyroidism. Cureus 10(5): e2627. doi:10.7759/cureus.2627

Dhingra Rohit, Winter M W, Yilmaz O H, et al. (February 27, 2018) An Unusual Presentation of Primary Hepatic Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma of the Liver. Cureus 10(2): e2242. doi:10.7759/cureus.2242

Dhingra, Rohit, Natov NS, Singh A, Guelrud M, Sterling MJ. Assessing the Rate of Progression of Non-Dysplastic Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia in a High-Risk Population. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2017;85(5): AB75. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2017.03.095

Fatima A, Singh A, Collins B, Qamar A, Biery D, Cawley M, Eng M, Rajabi R, Gupta A, Taqueti V, Nasir K, Di Carli MF, Bhatt DL, Blankstein R. Among Young Adults with MI, Women Have a Higher Rate of 1-year Cardiac Readmission. Accepted for presentation at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. Nov 2017. California.

Singh A, Collins B, Fatima A, Qamar A, Biery D, Baez J, Cawley M, Gupta A, Klein J, Hainer J, Plutzky J, Cannon CP, Nasir K, Di Carli MF, Bhatt DL, Blankstein R. Statin Eligibility Among Young Adults Who Experience a Myocardial Infarction. Accepted for presentation at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. Nov 2017. California

Biery D, Singh A, Collins B, Cawley M, Eng M, Rajabi R, Fatima A, Qamar A, Baez J, Gupta A, Nasir K, Polk D, Skali H, Di Carli MF, Bhatt DL, Blankstein R. Cardiac Rehabilitation in Young Adults with Myocardial Infarction is Associated with Better Outcomes at 1-year. 1. Accepted for presentation at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. Nov 2017. California

Kaitlin Fitzpatrick, MD; Mikhail Romashko, MD; Shameek Gayen, MD; Laura Snydman, MD.Graves’ Hyperthyroidism: A case presentation that will take your breath away. • 2018 New England SGIM meeting •

J. Fouad and C. Phelan.  “ An atypical cause of acute kidney injury”  Presented at the Regional SGIM meeting, March 2017.

M. Garcia and E. Garpestad.  Keeping an open mind: A life threatening cause of back pain.  Presented at Regional SGIM meeting, March 2017.

M. A. Garcia and D. Stone. More than meets the eye: A curious case of chorioretinitis.  Presented at the Regional SGIM meeting, March 2017.

Garcia, M. Maher, T. Exacerbating the problem: Complications of mechanical ventilation. Poster presented at: National Society of General Internal Medicine Conference; Washington D.C, USA, April 2017

H. Chapman, M. Goldberg, N. M. Pradhan and, L. K. Snydman  “A Dog and a Drinker: Severe Thrombocytopenia, Transaminitis and Sepsis Secondary to Capnocytophaga Infection in an Alcoholic”  Presented at the Regional SGIM meeting, March 2017.

Janes, W. Statin Prescribing Among U.S. Ambulatory Outpatient Visits for Patients with CKD"  To be presented at ASN meeting in November, 2015.

Janes, William A, Lundquist, Christine, Lorenzana, Rebecca, May, Teresa, Madias, Christopher, Wessler, Benjamin S., & Kent, David. Clinical Predictive Models for Sudden Cardiac Arrest: A systematic review of the literature. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. 2017, .

Wessler, Benjamin S., Lundquist, Christin, Natto, Zuhair, Janes, William A., Ajlan, Muhammed, Paulus, Jessica, Raman, Gowri, Lutz, Jennifer, & Kent, David.. The Tufts PACE Clinical Predictive Model Registry: Update 1990 through 2015 Poster presented at: AHA QCOR Scientific Sessions; Arlington, VA, USA, 2017

Michele L. Esposito, Shiva Annamalai, Ryan O'Kelly, David Zisa, Sudeep Kuchibhotla, Duc T. Pham, Michael Kiernan, David DeNofrio, Amanda R. Vest, Navin K. Kapur: Defining Hemodynamic Profiles and Outcomes Associated with Cardiogenic Shock and Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support. ISHLT 2016

S. Kuchibhotla, Michele L Esposito, Ryan O’Kelly, Shiva Annamalai, Adel Ghuloom, Leslie Lussier, Catalina Breton, Robert Pedicini, Andrew Mullin, Carey Kimmelstiel, Michael Kiernan, Amanda Vest, Navin K KapurUtility of the SAVE Score as a Predictor of Survival in Cardiogenic Shock Requiring VA-ECMO or Impella for Circulatory Support .  Presented at American College of Cardiology, March 2017.

Kuchibhotla S, Esposito ML, Breton C, O’Kelly R, Pedicini R, Mullin A, Annamalai S,Grise M, Kiernan MS, Pham DT, Anderson M, Morris D, Batsides G, Ramzy D, Kapur NK. Hemodynamic Indices of Right Ventricular Afterload are Associated with Clinical Outcomes Among Patients Receiving Biventricular Impella (BiPella) Support for Cardiogenic Shock. American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Session; 2017 March 17-19; Washington D.C.

Kuchibhotla S, Esposito ML, Breton C, O’Kelly R, Pedicini R, Mullin A, Annamalai S,Grise M, Kiernan M, Pham DT, Anderson M, Morris D, Batsides G, Ramzy D, Kapur NK. Simultaneous, not Staged, Deployment of Biventricular Micro-Axial Flow Impella Catheters (BiPella) is Associated with Improved Survival for Cardiogenic Shock Involving Biventricular Failure. Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference; 2016 October 29 - November 2; Washington D.C.

Kumar, A.D., Banco, D., LeClair, A., Byhoff, E. Resident Knowledge and Perceptions of Readmissions at an Academic Tertiary Care Facility. Poster presented at 2018 SGIM New England Meeting; Boston, MA.

Banco, D. Kumar, A.D., LeClair, A., Byhoff, E. . Impact of Frequent Readmissions on Internal Medicine Residents’ Perception of Attitudes Towards Care at an Academic Medical Center. Poster presented at 2018 SGIM New England Meeting; Boston, MA.

L. Jette, D. Harris .Crisis on a cruise: A case of refractory hypotension  Poster presentation at the Society of General Internal Medicine conference, New Haven, CT 2016

Priyanka Majety and Abhigna Kodali  The Cytokine Storm - Malignancy associated HLH    Submitted to American College of Physicians  meeting, 2018

Vest AR, Meltzer SN, Sun JL, McNulty S, Anstrom K, Huggins GS, Kiernan MS, DeNofrio D, Konstam MA (2017). The Impact of Glucagon Like Peptide-1 Agonist Therapy on Heart Rate in Advanced Systolic Heart Failure: An Analysis from the Functional Impact of GLP-1 for Heart Failure Treatment Study. American College of Cardiology; Washington, DC, 2017.

Vest AR, Wong WW, Pellows C, Yuen N, DeNofrio A, Meltzer SN, Kiernan MS, DeNofrio D, Couper G, Saltzman E (2018). Body Composition Measurement Methods in Systolic Heart Failure Patients Receiving Left Ventricular Assist Devices. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation; Nice, France

C. Nayar and K. Murphy.  “A Curious Case of a Triple Infection.”  Presented at Regional SGIM meeting, March, 2017.

Obaidat, B., Garcia, M., Kher, S., Roberts, K.. (2016). COPD in an academic primary care practice: defining the population. Poster will be presented at the CHEST 2016 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA.

Obaidat, B., Alkhatib, A., Garcia, M., Tabba, M.. (2016). Trends of asthma exacerbation readmission rates, a review of a national database. Poster presented at the CHEST 2016 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA.

Phelan C, Dhande M. Disseminated mucormycosis masquerading as rejection after orthotopic heart transplantation. Grand Rounds at Tufts Medical Center. Boston, MA. 2017.

Phelan C, Fouad J. An atypical cause of acute kidney injury- IgG4 nephritis. Poster presentation presented at: New England Regional Society of General Internal Medicine Meeting. Boston, MA. 2017.

Phelan , Christopher and Chandhok, Namrata. The Heart of Her Confusion-A Case of Listeria Endocarditis. Oral session presented at: New England Regional SGIM Meeting; 2016 March 11; New Haven, CT.

Nyothi Reddy and Priyanka Majety. A case of septic cavernous sinus thrombosis. Submitted to American College of Physicians  meeting, 2018.

Bethany Roehm and Dr. Donald Wesson.  "Cigarette smoking partially negates the kidney protective effect of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibition in stage 2, non-diabetic, hypertension-associated chronic kidney disease." an oral presentation at the ASN conference in Chicago, 2016

Ethan J. Rowin, MD, Mikhail Romashko, MD, Barry J. Maron, MD, Wendy Wang, MPH, Hassan Rastegar, MD, Martin S. Maron, MD  Massive LV Hypertrophy in HCM is a High-Risk Subgroup but is Associated with Favorable Outcomes with Contemporary Treatments. • American College of Cardiology.18 Scientific Session & Expo

Mikhail Romashko, MD, Barry J. Maron, MD, Wendy Wang, MPH, Hassan Rastegar, MD, • Martin S. Maron, MD, Ethan J. Rowin, MD Impact of Contemporary Treatment Strategies on Patients with Extreme Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Phenotype. • International Academy of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Session 2018 •.

Mikhail Romashko, MD; Laura K. Snydman A Case of Pyogenic Liver Abscess with Metastatic Infection to the Kidney and Bladder. • 2018 New England SGIM meeting.

Trautwein MR , Schwartz S, Freund KM, Weingart SN, Allison G, Sistla P, Price LL, Leary JC, PavollA. Developing a predictive model for medicine readmissions [abstract]. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Apr;32 Suppl 2:S159

Wang, H , Paul Mathew, and Laura Snydman Recurrent Symptomatic Hepatic Encephalopathy in a Non-cirrhotic Patient with Portal Vein Thrombosis.  Presented at Regional  SGIM meeting in New Haven in March, 2016.

Wang, H. Lessons Learnt from a Case of “Hypertensive Emergency”. Poster presented at: The Diagnostic Error in Medicine 9th International Conference; Boston, MA, USA, 2017.

Zhou M, Bannuru R, Price L et al. The role of personality in patients with knee osteoarthritis. American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. Oct 2018, Chicago, IN.

Zhou M, Rencic J. The crisis under the pacific. Diagnostic Error in Medicine 9th International Conference. Oct 2017, Boston, MA.

Zhou M, Rencic J. A nearly missed diagnosis. 2017 New England SGIM Regional Meeting, March 2017, Boston, MA.

Geibig J, Zhou M. An emerging entity: statin-associated autoimmune myopathy. 2018 New England SGIM Regional Meeting, March 2018, Boston, MA.

P Abt                 (with E. Rowin) . Course of afib in HCM patients and a study of HCM patients that qualify  for transplant. Working on

                           2 case reports: 1 idiopathic complete heart block in healthy young female. 2: supplement induced methemoglobin

D. Bulanowski (with M. Garcia and A. Tsai, A). Validation of SAVE/RESP scoring systems in VA and VV ECMO. Status of research: Collecting Tufts ECMO data.

C. Chen             (with A. Vest) Llooking at DM2 and blood glucose control after VAD implant.

Daaboul Y,        ( with M. Gibson) Bayesian analysis of the PIONEER AF-PCI trial. 2018;

(with M. Gibson) The number of adverse event-free days with rivaroxaban versus warfarin-based treatment strategies among atrial fibrillation patients following stent placement – insights from the PIONEER AF-PCI

(with D. Salem) . “Quality of Quality Measures"

M. Dhande         (with R. Blanton) QI project looking at the benefit of scheduling outpatient echoes as opposed to increasing hospital stay for patients who do not need an emergent echo)

                           (with D. Chandler, D. Harris and L. Snydman)  Sub I and intern teaching of how to hold code status discussions based on real time role play and simulation of how to conduct a DNR/DNI discussions.

                             (with M. Kiernan)  VAD exchange project about outcomes following VAD exchange

R. Dhingra           (with M. Sterling).  Retrospective data collection study regarding gastric intestinal metaplasia in which we are looking at 200-300 patients over the past 20 years who have been diagnosed with GIM.

                                An Unusual Presentation of Primary Hepatic Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma of the Liver

                                Conducting a prospective study enrolling healthy patients with aphthous ulcers to undergo an elective colonoscopy to assess for endoscopic and histopathological signs of Crohn’s disease  

                                Conducting a single-cohort retrospective study assessing the incidence rate ofprecancerous/cancerous lesions and post-polypectomy bleeding on screening colonoscopy among a patient population that had received a left ventricular assist

•    Conducted a retrospective analysis assessing the rate of progression of non-dysplastic gastric intestinal metaplasia in a high-risk population                                                     

•  Case report of  a patient presenting with constitutional symptoms  with abdominal pain  found to have a primary diffuse large B cell lymphoma        

D. Fein                (with S. Parsons and J. Erban) - Co-investigator for study of the acceptance rate of  recommended cancer treatment in Asian breast cancer patients and to investigate                                         factors associated with refusal or acceptance of cancer treatment in this group.

-                           (with R. Comenzo and S. Wong) Primary Amyloidosis with Renal Involvement: Outcomes in the Era of Bortezomib-based Therapy (2016)

M. Garcia            (with K Roberts). COPD in an academic primary care practice: Expanding the identified population. Status of research: Collecting data from primary care database.

                             (with W. Saif)  Case report on a patient with atrophic gastritis s/p roux en y bypass          

                              Prospective cohort study to assess the validity of SAVE/RESP scoring systems in the Tufts Medical Center ECMO patient population.

M. Goldberg      Project: Appropriate Use and Monitoring after Initiation of Non-invasive ventilation on medical/surgical floors

G. Ho                    Ultrasounding synovitis in hand OA and correlating with CPPD

A. Janes               (with B. Wessler)   1) categorize all the covariates from different risk prediction models for patients with various cardiologic disease.  2) Project evaluating all of the existing models predicting risk of morbidity and mortality in patients with arrhythmias. 

S. Kim                   (with C. Varga)  The Effect of BMI on Amyloid

A. Kodali              (with A. Evens) Maintenance Rituximab or Observation after Frontline Treatment with Bendamustine-Rituximab (BR) for Follicular Lymphoma: A Real World Analysis Across 13 US Cancer Centers

  (with J.Erban and P. John)  Meta-Analysis of Current Adjuvant Chemotherapies in Early

A. Kumar           (with E. Byhoff) Resident perceptions of readmissions and one on resident burnout

S. Meltzer 
         (with A.Vest), "Is increased chronotropy assoicated with adverse clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure who receive GLP-1 agonism".

S. Mohanty         (with E. Rowin)  CRTD in end stage cardiomyopathy for HF symptoms refractory to optimal medical management.

M. Mouli             (with S. Weingart and S. Wright)  Retrospective claims analysis project

C. Nayar              QI project reviewing NIV and developing a nurse and RT driven protocol to reduce emergent intubations

G. Ngo                (with A.Wurcel). Describing changes to the demographics of IDU-related infective endocarditis patients who undergo valve repair at TMC from 2000 to 2015.

                             Surgical outcomes in IDU vs. non-IDU related infective endocarditis (30-day mortality, 30-day readmission.

P. Patel                Case reports: Management of misplaced impella; VT with impella deploymen

                             Reviewing the clinical course of a cohort of end stage HCM patients (EF < 50%).

C. Phelan             (with J. Rencic)  A literature review of current strategies for teaching electrocardiogram interpretation in residency.

N.  Reddy            Secondary analysis of a clinical trial involving 160 patients randomized to either Atkins, Zone, Weight Watchers or Ornish diets over a 12 month month in order to                                            study the variable effects of diet type and weight loss on insulin sensitivity, insulin resistance and pancreatic beta cell function.

B. Roehm            (with D. Weiner )  Literature review of VADs and CKD with some additional focus on patients who subsequently develop more late stage CKD

M. Romashko    (with E. Rowin) Outcomes in patients with massive hypertrophy phenotype in HCM  (>30mm wall thickness).

                                (with  E. Rowin)  Cardiorenal Syndrome, a Rare Clinical Entity in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy•

                                (with E. Rowin) Large Scale Outcomes of ICD therapy for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

S. Schwartz         (with M. Trautwein and K. Freund )  Project looking at reducing readmissions.

S. Shrestha         (with D. Poutsiaka)  Research project related to 30 day sepsis mortality in transplant patients vs non-transplant patients

R. Thaler              (with J. Gillis)  QI project in GMA on colon cancer and working on project on Charlson Scoring for outpatient complexity.

H. Wang              (with J. Erban) Acceptance of recommended cancer treatment in Asian breast cancer patients.

                                (with  L. Pai) Genetic features and treatment outcomes for Asian non-smokers with lung cancer at Tufts Medical Center.”

                                (with. D. Denofrio) Utility of prostate cancer screening using prostate-specific antigen in patients undergoing cardiac transplant evaluation.

W. Whalen         (with A. Vest)  Neutrophil Lymphocyte Ratio in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure and Relationship to Morbidity and Mortality

                                (with R. Perrone and S. Wright) Examination of the Dose of Renal Replacement therapy Prescribed vs Delivered in the ICU

                                (with D. Salem) Cardiac Auscultation Recording Digitally Study (CARDS)

M. Zhou               (with T. McAlindon) Duration of Clinical Effects and Adverse Event Trajectory for Oral NSAIDs in Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

                                (with T. McAlindon) Factors Associated with Positive Response to Nonpharmaceutical Interventions in Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis