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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.

Shiva Annamalai, Lyanne Buiten, Michele Esposito, Vikram Paruchuri, Andrew Mullin, Catalina Breton, Robert Pedicini, Ryan O'Kelly, Kevin Morine, Ayan Patel, Michael Kiernan, David DeNofrio, Richard Karas, and Navin Kapur: Acute Hemodynamic Effects of Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation Pumps in Advanced Heart Failure. Submitted to Circulation in September 2016.

Shiva K Annamalai, Lyanne  Buiten, Vikram  Paruchuri, Michele Esposito, Kevin Morine, Ryan O'Kelly, Carey Kimmelstiel, Navin K Kapur. Acute Hemodynamic Effects of Percutaneously-Deployed Axillary Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation Pumps in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure. Submitted to International Journal of Cardiology in August 2016

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 

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).

D.Harris, M.Saif, Stauffer’s Syndrome in Pancreatic Cancer: First Case Report. Cureus, 2017 May 8;9 (5):e1230. DOI 10.7759/Cureus.1230.

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, originally published September 15, 2017

Kuchibhotla, S., Esposito, M.L., Breton, C., Pedicini, R., Mullin, A., O’Kelly, R., Anderson, M., Morris, D.L., Batsidas,     G., Ramzy, D., Grise, M., Pham, D.T., Kapur, N. Acute Biventricular Mechanical Circulatory Support for  Cardiogenic Shock. [ACCEPTED – JAHA].

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 )

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.

Bezzerides V, Platt C, Lerchenmuller C, Paruchuri K, Oh L, Xiao C, Cao Y, Mann N, Spiegelman B, Rosenzweig A. CITED4 induces physiologic hypertrophy and promotes functional recovery after ischemic injury. Journal of Clinical Investigation 2016 (Manuscript Submitted)

W. Perry and Shira Doron.  Probiotics and Infection Prevention . Chapter submitted to New Perspectives and Controversies in Infection Prevention edited by  Dr. Gonzalo Bearman MD, MPH, Silvia Munoz-Price MD, PhD, Daniel Morgan MD, MS, and Rekha Murthy, MD.

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.

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.

Westcott GP, Sadeghi-Nejad A, Munoz-Pena J, Blau A, Goodman M, and Siegel RD. Gender reversal and bilateral giant adrenal myelolipomas in a 46-XX patient with 21-hydroxylase deficiency: case report and review of the literature. AACE Clinical Case Reports: Summer 2017, in press.

Pittas AG, Westcott GP, Balk EM. Efficacy, safety, and patient acceptability of Technosphere inhaled insulin for people with diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2015 Nov;3(11):886-94.

Yu, EA, Snydman, LK, Rencic, J. Ramsay Hunt syndrome presenting with ataxia and syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone syndrome. Am J Med. August, 2014.

Richard Zamore, MD, MPH, Beth Harubin, MS, Megan Sweeney, BS, and Saul N. Weingart, MD, PhD "Follow up of Abnormal Metanephrine and Catecholamine testing: Chasing Missed Neuroendocrine Tumors".  Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management,Vol 23, #  8

Rencic J, Zhou M, Hsu G, Dhaliwal G. Circling back for the diagnosis. May 2017. N Engl J Med, accepted for publication

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"  To be presented at the annual ACG meeting, October 2017.

R. Ackerman "Outcomes of Clostridium difficile Infection by Diagnostic Test in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  To be presented at the annual ACG meeting, October 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

M. Esposito, R. O’Kelly, N. Aghili, S. Annamalai, A. Hamadeh, M. Kiernan, A. Vest, D. DeNofrio, N.K. Kapur: Circulating Biomarkers of Hemolysis Are Not Significantly Increased among Patients Supported with Micro-Axial Flow Catheters. ISHLT 2016

S.A. Hall, S. Carey, M. Edens, G. Gong, M. Esposito, R. O’Kelly, S. Annamalai, N. Aghili, S. Adatya, A. Medjami, M. Hout, N. Josephy, N. Kapur, N. Uriel: Use of Impella 5.0 Ventricular Assist Device as a Bridge to Decision during Acute Decompensation of End-Stage Chronic Heart Failure. ISHLT 2016

Kapur N, Paruchuri V, Annamalai S, Buiten L, Konstam M, Karas R. Superior Vena Caval Occlusion: A Novel Approach to Improve Cardiac Function in Heart Failure.", Presented at annual AHA meeting in Orlando, November, 2015

Navin K Kapur, Vikram Paruchuri, Shiva Annamalai, Lyanne Buiten, Marvin A Konstam and Richard H Karas: Superior Vena Caval Occlusion: A Novel Approach to Improve Cardiac Function in Heart Failure. AHA 2015

Shiva Annamalai, Lyanne Buitten, Michele Esposito, Sandra Kang, Emily Mackey, Ryan O'Kelly, Carey Kimmelstiel, David DeNofrio, Michael Kiernan, Amanda Vest, Ayan Patel, Navin K. Kapur: Acute Hemodynamic Effects of Large Capacity Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation Pumps in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure. HFSA 2016 and AHA 2016

S. Annamalai, L. Buiten, V. Paruchuri, M. Esposito, K. Morine, R. O’Kelly, C. Kimmelstiel, M. Kiernan, A. Vest, J. Shih, D. Denofrio, N.K. Kapur: Acute Hemodynamic Effects of Percutaneously-Deployed Axillary Intra-aortic Balloon Counterpulsation Pumps in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure. ISHLT 2016

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.

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

E. 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.

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.

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

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.

D Harris, V Kumar, W Mehan, N Madan, A Moreno-Koehler, N Linendoll, N Saif, A Quinkert, J Mignano, J Wu and S Jeyapalan, Enhanced therapeutic benefits of Tumor Treating Fields (TTF) on superficially located Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM). Poster presentation at Society  of Neuro Oncology 2016 meeting.

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

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

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 ACC, March 2017.

Kuchibhotla, S., Esposito, M.L., O’Kelly, R., Annamalai, S., Ghuloom, A., Lussier, L., Breton, C., Pedicini, R.,Mullin, A., Kimmelstiel, C., Kiernan, M., Vest, A., Kapur, N. Utility of the SAVE Score as a Predictor of Survival in Cardiogenic Shock Requiring VA-ECMO or Impella for Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support.

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

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.

Murphy K, Vest AR, Kapur NK, Ruthazer R, Couper G, DeNofrio D, Kiernan MS. Baseline Predictors of Heart Failure Disease Progression Among Patients Awaiting Cardiac Transplantation. 2016 International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Annual Meeting. Washington DC, April 2016.

Murphy K, Snydman L. A Curious Case of Nocturnal Fevers: An Atypical Presentation of Subacute Thyroiditis. 2015 SGIM Regional Meeting. Boston MA, March 2015

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.

Alkhatib, A., Yaqoob, M., Obaidat, B., Strom, J., Shweish, O. Hypercalcemia, Acute Kidney Injury And Atrial Fibrillation: A Rare Presentation Of Sarcoidosis. Poster presented at the American Thoracic Society Conference; San Francisco, CA, 2016

Paruchuri K & Snydman L. Hypercalcemia and Severe Weight Loss: A Grave Condition. New England SGIM Regional Meeting. Boston MA, March 2015.

Phelan C, Chandhok N. The heart of her confusion-A Case of Listeria Endocarditis. Oral session presented at: New England Regional Society of General Internal Medicine Meeting. New Haven, CT. 2016.

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.

Pradhan N, Boutrus A. (2017). The Balancing Act. A case of Baclofen overdose followed by subsequent Withdrawal. Society of General Internal Medicine, Regional Conference, 2017, Boston, MA

Chapman H, Goldberg M, Pradhan N, Snydman LK. A Dog and a Drinker: Capnocytophaga canimorsus Infection in an alcoholic. Society of General Internal Medicine, Regional Conference, 2017, Boston, MA

Pradhan NM, Esteitie R, Roberts KE. What came first, the PAH or VSD? American Thoracic Society Conference, 2017

B, 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

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.

Westcott GP, Balk EM, Pittas AG. Efficacy and safety of Technosphere inhaled insulin: systematic review and meta-analysis. American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions. 2015

Yu, EA, Vindenes, T, Vullaganti, M, Tabba, M. Acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalitis: a rare complication of influenza H3N2. CHEST Annual Meeting. 2015.

Yu, EA, Kher, SR. Negative pressure pulmonary hemorrhage in the setting of heroin overdose. American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting. 2015.

Yu, EA, Wortzman, J, Snydman, LK, Fanburg, BL. Lofgren syndrome: not ankle cellulitis but acute sarcoidosis! American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting. 2016.

Menon, DP, Penumatsa, KC, Warburton, R, Yu, EA, Toksoz, D, Hill, NS, Fanburg, BL, Kayyali, U, Preston, IR. Role of the Macrophage Mineralocorticoid Receptor in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting. 2016.

Yu, EA, Vindenes, T, Vullaganti, M, Tabba, M. Acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalitis: a rare complication of influenza H3N2. CHEST Annual Meeting. 2015.

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.

Yu, EA, Kher, SR. Negative pressure pulmonary hemorrhage in the setting of heroin overdose. American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting. 2015.

R. Zamore.   “A Taxi Driver with Pleural Tuberculosis” Poster presented at the Regional SGIM meeting in New Haven, CT in March 2016

Yue Zhao.“An Unusual Case of Chest Pain and Fever Secondary to Mycotic Aortic Aneurysm” presented at the Regional SGIM meeting in New Haven, CT in March 2016

M. Zhou; J. Rencic.  “A Nearly Missed Diagnosis.”  Presented at the Regional SGIM meeting, March 2017.

Zhou M, Rencic J. The crisis under the pacific. Diagnostic Error in Medicine 10th International Conference, October 2017, 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.

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

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.

W. Gionfriddo (with

A. Hamadeh and Dr. Vest) Retrospective chart review comparing the impact of nutritional risk markers on clinical outcomes in heart failure with preserved and reduced ejection fraction.

                         "Impact of inter-professional low-fidelity simulation code training on qualitative andquantitative outcomes at a tertiary medical center"

                         "Atrial Fibrillation is associated with low cardiovascular mortality in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy"

D. Goldenberg (with J. Weinstock )  Examining the prevalence of allopecia totalis in IBD and assess for any etiological effects.

                           (with W. Saif)  Case report on a patient with atrophic gastritis s/p roux en y bypass who never got screened and died of gastric NE tumor.

E. Griffith           (with N. Hill) Project looking at DNI patients and symptom control with different types of non-invasive oxygen delivery.

H. Hachem        (with P. Mathew)  Project about screening for prostate cancer and looking at how the different new screening guidelines have influenced the practice of PCPs and family physicians across the USA.

                                Review article – Treatment of Refractory Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in Lebanon

                                Co occurrence of pre-B ALL and pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma in a 13 month old girl with Fanconi anemia 

A. Hamadeh       (with A. Vest)  Retrospective study investigating the effect of metabolic markers (albumin and cholesterol) on mortality in patient with HFpEF vs HFrEF

 (with M. Link) Risk of recurrent cardiac arrest survivors who are revascularized

D.Harris               Updating the heparin protocol to have proper goal ranges for VAD patients

A. Hausvater    (with E. Rowin and M. Maron) Study on atrial fibrillation and HCM

A. Janes           (with B. Wessler)   1) categorize all the covariates from different risk predictionmodels 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

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

W. McCallum    (with L .Inker and D. Chandler)   Comparison of care of CKD patients that are followed just by their PCP vs also followed by a nephrologist.

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

K. Murphy        (with M. Kiernan )  Looking on hemodynamic predictors of heart failure disease progression in patients that are awaiting transplants.

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.

K. Paruchuri       Project regarding physiologic hypertrophy and its protective effects against pathologic

            (with S. Weingart)  Telemetry QI project

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

N. Pradhan      (with N.Pandian) Article  on tricuspid endocarditis involving prosthetic valves.

           (with A. Patel) Project  on MR recurrence in patients with LV

    (with N. Pandian) case report on tricuspid valve endocarditis

    (with A. Patel)  Echo Predictors of persistent MR after VAD placement

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).

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.

P. Vempati       (with L. Inker) .  "Development and Validation of the Kinetic eGFR in patients with Acute Kidney Injury".

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

                         (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 inpatients undergoing cardiac transplant evaluation.

G. Westcott     (with A. Pittas)  Systematic meta-analysis for the new form of inhaled insulin (Afrezza)

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

E. Yu                (with K. Roberts, A. Vest, K. Paruchuri, W. Gionfriddo, M. Dhande, N. Pradhan, D. Harris) code simulation training for internal medicine house staff and nursing

R. Zamore       (with K. Paruchuri, S. Weingart) QI project  trying to improve the appropriate usage of telemetry in the hospital.

                         (with D. Salem) Paper about readmissions.