Recent House Staff 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.

Babroudi, S, Vesel, T. Weight Loss as an Effective Strategy to Decrease Opioid Use and Frequency of Vaso-Occlusive Crises in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 1 Sept, 202.

Drew, D, Tighiouart, H, Rollins, J, Duncan, S, Babroudi, S, Scott, T, Weiner, DE, Sarnak, MJ. Evaluation of Screening Tests for Cognitive Impairment in Patients Receiving Maintenance Hemodialysis. JASN. 2020, Mar; 31(4):855-864.

Babroudi, S, McCallum, W, Giczewska, A, Quintero, P, Konstam, M, Kiernan, M. Copeptin levels in acute heart failure are associated with a higher risk phenotype, but not diuretic response. JACC. 2020, Mar; 75(11s1): 896.

Lougaris V, Chou J, Beano A, et al. A monoallelic activating mutation in RAC2 resulting in a combined immunodeficiency. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2019;143(4):1649-1653.e3.

Alosaimi MF, Shendi H, Beano A, et al. T-cell mitochondrial dysfunction and lymphopenia in DOCK2-deficient patients. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2019;144(1):306-309.e2.

Rowin E, Maron BJ, Carrick R, Patel P, Koethe B, Wells S, Maron MS. “Outcomes in Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2020.04.045. June 15, 2020.

Dailey J, Russell M, Sterling M. An Unusual Cause of Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Cecal Dieulafoy’s Lesion. Cureus. 2020 May; 12(5): e7928. 10.7759/cureus.7928

Dima D, Hu X, Dower J, Comenzo R, Varga C, Pattern of Use and Outcomes of Daratumumab Therapy in Patients with Multiple Myeloma in a Real-World Setting: A Single Institution Experience. Blood (2020) 136 (Supplement 1): 16–17.

Dower, J., Dima, D . Seiker, J., Pilichowska, M., and Varga, C. Eculizumab-Induced Late Erythroid Maturation Arrest: A Case Report. British Journal of Haematology. 2020, Jun

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.

N Patel, S Arora, A Qamar, PD Strassle, KM Alexander, A Fatima, MS Maurer, A Pandey. Trends and Causes of Hospitalizations in Patients with Amyloidosis. Amyloid. 2019;June 7:1-2.  PMID 31172802

Maron MS, Rowin EJ, Wessler BS, Mooney PJ, Fatima A, Patel P, Koethe BC, Romashko M, Link MS, Maron BJ. Enhanced American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Strategy for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death in High-Risk Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. JAMA Cardiol. 2019; . PMID 31116360. DOI:10.1001/jamacardio.2019.1391. May 22, 2019.

DeFilippis EM, Singh A, Gupta A, Ayuba G, Biery D, Divakaran S, Collins BL, Qamar A, Fatima A, Hainer J, Klein J, Nasir K, Di Carli MF, Bhatt DL, Blankstein R. Long-Term Outcomes After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Young Patients With Myocardial Infarction. Circulation. 2018;138(24):2855-2857.

Israeli Z, Lavi S, Pancholy SB, Nombela-Franco L, Gilchrist IC, Gilchrist Jr IC, Aldazabal A, Sharabi-Nov A, Levi Y, Hayman S, Tzemos N, Ayan D, Mamas MA, Bagur R. Radial versus Femoral Approach for Saphenous Vein Grafts Angiography and Interventions. American Heart Journal. 2019; 210: 1-8.

Hosadurg N, Bogle BM, Joodi G, et al. Lipid Profiles in Out-of-Hospital Sudden Unexpected Death. Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2018;2(3):257-266. doi:10.1016/J.MAYOCPIQO.2018.06.010

Hosadurg N. Residency Applications: Overcoming Redundancy With Disclosure. Acad Med. 2018;93(5):676. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000002172

Hu X, Pilichowska M, Varga C, Multicentric Castleman’s Disease with Disseminated Kaposi’s Sarcoma: A Report of Prolonged Misdiagnosis, Int J Blood Res Disord 2020, 7:051 

Hu X, Cao Y. CA 15-3 elevation in U.S. women without breast cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2020, May; 38(15): _suppl

Hu X, Wu C, Cowan J, Comenzo R, Varga C, Outcomes of Patients with Multiple Myeloma Harboring Gain/Amplification 1q in the Era of Modern Therapy, Blood (2020) 136 (Supplement 1): 45–46.

Avila Rodriguez A, Hu X, Varga C, Comenzo R, Sarosiek S, Brauneis D, Sloan, Sanchorawala V, Quillen K. Febrile Neutropenia and Bacteremia after High-Dose Chemotherapy and Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Patients Treated Inpatient Versus Outpatient. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 2020, Mar; 26(3): Pages S47-S48. 

Hilal Hachem, David Levitz, Danai Dima, Joshua R. Dower, Rabiah B. Fresco, Ruth Ann Weidner, Rachel J. Buchsbaum, John Kalil Erban, and Susan K. Parsons. Contemporary use of inpatient antineoplastic (IP) treatment (Rx): Who is getting care and why? Journal of Clinical Oncology 2019 37:15_suppl, e18015-e18015 (ASCO June 2019, Abstract). Pub Status: Published.

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.J., Mohanty, S. Madias, C., Maron B., Maron M. l. Benefit of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in End-Stage Nonobstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. JACC Clinical Electrophysiology. (in press)

Wells S, Maron MS, Patel P, Maron BJ, Rowin E. “End-Stage Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Revisited: Impact of Contemporary Therapies.” Journal of American College of Cardiology. Vol 73, Issue 9, Supp 1. DOI: 10.1016/S0735-1097(19)31370-1. March, 2019. New Orleans, LA.

Rowin E, Maron MS, Wells S, Patel P, Patel H, Koethe BC, Maron BJ. “Impact of Sex on Clinical Course and Survival in the Contemporary Treatment Era for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.” Journal of the American Heart Association. PMID 31663408.   October 30, 2019.

Rowin E, Maron BJ, Wessler B, Mooney P, Romashko M, Patel P, Fatima A, Link M, Maron MS. “ACC/AHA Guidelines Can Abolish Sudden Death in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.” AHA Journals. Vol 138, Issue Suppl_1. DOI: 138:A15081. November 6, 2018

Patel R, Varga C. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in a cardiac surgery patient with early and persistent thrombocytopenia and initial negative immunological and functional assays. Thrombosis Research. 2018;169:93-95.

Chokr N, Patel R et al. Review: The Rising Era of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Myelodysplastic Syndromes. Advances in Hematology. 2018:1-10.

Patel R, Pai L. Immunotherapy Induced Severe Neutropenia with Neurotoxicity: A Case of a 75-Year-Old Woman with Ulcerative Colitis Diagnosed with Melanoma. Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice. 2019:0:1-5.

Patel R, Mathew P. A pragmatic and ethically justified approach toward advance-directives discussions at the end-of-life. Role: performed review of literature, writer. Submitted to JAMA Internal Medicine: May 2020.

Rai P, Madi MY, Dickstein A. Case Series of Esophageal Lichen Planus: An Underdiagnosed Cause of Dysphagia. The Korean Journal of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research. Published 2019 Nov 7. doi:10.7704/kjhugr.2019.0010.

A Rao  Navigating the Transition from Intern to Senior Resident. In-House. Published on February 23, 2020

Sun, D.*, Dower, J.*, Song, F.*, and Buchsbaum, R. (2020). Along the Road to Quality in Cancer Care. In D.N. Salem (Ed.), Quality Measures (pp. 85-98). Boston: Springer. *Co-First Author.

Varga C, Titus SE, Toskic D, Comenzo RL. Use of novel therapies in the treatment of light chain amyloidosis. Blood Rev. Epub 2019 May 22.

Daaboul Y, Lin A, Vitale K, et al Current status of clinician-educator tracks in internal medicali residency programmes Postgraduate Medical Journal Published Online First: 10February 2020. doi: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2019-137188

Sujay Alvencar, Erik Holzwanger,  Rohit Dhingra, Raffi Karagozian,, Lori Olans,  Nikola Natov,  "The Pillow Sign: Is It Always Benign?"  "Mantle Cell Lymphoma with Multiple Lymphomatous Polyposis with Large Metastatic Masses to the Colon"  Sujay Alvencar, MD1, Erik Holzwanger, MD2, Rohit Dhingra, MD2, Aaron Dickstein, MD2;  Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology 2020.

Sujay Alvencar, Rohit Dhingra,  Erik Holzwanger,  Mark J. Sterling; "Cecal Metastasis of Signet Ring Cell Gastric Adenocarcinoma"  Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology 2020.

Lee DU, Alvencar S, Beano A, Seo D, Fan GH, Wang E, Deng B, Ridout N, Talanian M, Hastie D, Malik R. Lymphocytic Count as a Biomarker that Predicts Portal Inflammation in Liver Transplant Patients [ACG Abstracts 900150]. Accepted. ACG Poster. Date of conference: October 23-28, 2020.

S. Babroudi and C. Varga.  A Rare Hematologic Complication Post-Renal Transplant: Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)   Presented at SGIM meeting in Washington, DC. 2019

S. Babroudi and J. Udelson.  Cardiac Amyloidosis: An Overlooked Cause of New Onset Heart Failure in th Babroudi, S, McCallum, W, Giczewska, A, Quintero, P, Konstam, M, Kiernan, M. (March, 2020). Copeptin levels in acute heart failure are associated with a higher risk phenotype, but not diuretic response. American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting, online.

Babroudi, S, Kalendarian, S, Vesel, T. (March, 2020). The Role of Weight Loss in Management and Prevention of Vaso-Occlusive Pain Crises in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Meeting, online.e Elderly.  Presented at SGIM meeting in Washington, DC.  2019

Beano A, Majety P, Huang D. A Case of Recurrent Pyogenic Cholangitis Complicated by Hepatic Abscess Oriental Cholangiohepatitis. Poster accepted for: 2020 SGIM Annual Meeting; May 2020; Birmingham, AL.

Lee DU, Beano A, Seo D, Alvencar S, Fan GH, Ridout N, Deng B, Wang E, Talanian M, Hastie D, Malik R. A Novel Diagnostic Index (Tufts Liver Transplant Score) Predicts Advanced and Significant Fibrosis in Post-Liver Transplant Patients [AASLD Abstracts 22745]. Accepted. AASLD Poster. Date of conference: November 13-16, 2020.

Richard Carrick, Martin Maron, Benjamin Wessler, Bradley A. Maron, Ethan Rowin. New onset Atrial fibrillation can be predicted with high reliability in HCM: A predictive model. Presented at the 2020 American College of Cardiology meeting.

Sam Chan, Will Whalen, and Laura Snydman.  C(r)ushing the Diagnosis.   To be presented at the 2019 New England Regional meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)

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).

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

Dailey J, Nguyen L, Kohli A, Ha J, Russell M, Dhingra R, Thomas M, Kiernan M, Coglianse E, Sterling M. Yacavone R, Natov N, Richter J. A Multi-Center Study of Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)-Related Bleeding. DDW 2020: ASGE Section. May 2020. (virtual conference due to COVID)

Dailey J, Nguyen L, Kohli A, Ha J, Russell M, Dhingra R, Thomas M, Kiernan M, Coglianese E, Sterling M. Yacavone R, Natov N, Richter J. A Multi-Center Study Evaluating Overt vs Occult Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)-Related Bleeding. DDW 2020: ASGE Section. May 2020.  (Virtual conference due to COVID

Dima, D., Hu, X., Dower, J., Comenzo, R., and Varga, C. Pattern of use and outcomes of daratumumab therapy for multiple myeloma in a real-world setting: a single institution experience. American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting. 2020, Aug

Mao D, Hachem H, Chang H, Dima D, Dower J, Wismer M, Erban JK, Freund KM, Parsons SK. Treatment Interruption and Discontinuation of Hormone Therapy in Hormone Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer Patients. Poster presentation at the 21st Annual Tufts Clinical and Translation Science Symposium on May 3, 2019

Fatima A, Leuba S, Arora S, Qamar S, Strassle PD, Alkhaimy H, Jogu HR, Chaudhry SP, Alexander K, Pandey A. Heart failure with and without Atrial Fibrillation: Analysis of the 2015-2016 U.S. National Readmission Database. Accepted for presentation as a moderated poster at the European Society of Cardiology Meeting in Paris (September, 2019).

A Fatima, M Maron, B Maron, E Rowin. Identification of Cardiac Amyloidosis among a cohort of Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2019. 73 (9);1009.

A Singh, B Collins, A Gupta, A Fatima, A Qamar, D Biery, S Kathiresan, MF Di Carli, K Nasir, DL Bhatt, R Blankstein. Prevalence of familial hypercholesterolemia and LDL cholesterol reduction among young adults with myocardial infarction. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2018. 71 (11); A1731.

A Fatima, S Leuba, S Arora, A Qamar, PD Strassle, H Alkhaimy, HR Jogu, SP Chaudhry, K Alexander, A Pandey. Heart failure with and without Atrial Fibrillation: Analysis of the 2015-2016 U.S. National Readmission Database. Accepted for presentation as a moderated poster at the European Society of Cardiology Meeting in Paris (September, 2019).

A Fatima, M Maron, B Maron, E Rowin. Identification of Cardiac Amyloidosis among a cohort of Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients. Poster presented at the scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology in New Orleans (March, 2019).

Feldman DR, Romasko M, Koethe B, Patel S, Rastegar H, Zhan Y, Resor CD, Kimmelstiel C, Allen D, Weintraub A, Wessler BS. Comorbidity Burden and Adverse Outcomes After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. American College of Cardiology: World Congress of Cardiology Conference. Chicago IL (2020).

Firely C, Burrows A, Miller C, Maron MS, Maron BJ, Rastegar H, Rowin EJ, Madias C. Impact of New Left Bundle Branch Block in Patients with Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Undergoing Surgical Myectomy. Heart Rhythm Society Meeting, May 2020.

Rowin EJ, Maron BJ, Wells SB, Burrows A, Firely C, Patel AR, Maron MS. Global Longitudinal Strain Predicts Progressive Heart Failure in Nonobstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. American College of Cardiology Meeting, March 2020.

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

S. Gayen, N. Hill and I. Preston.  Vitamin C Deficiency-Induced PAH.  Accepted by CHEST

Sami Hamdan and Laura K. Snydman, MD. “A Meeting of the Minds: Non-Convulsive Status Epilepticus in a Patient with Altered Mental Status and a History of Schizophrenia” regional SGIM meeting 11/2020

N Hosadurg, D Huang, K Brown, AR Weintraub, AR Patel BS Wessler. Paradoxical Low-flow Low-gradient Aortic Stenosis: Improvement in Indexed Stroke Volume after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement is Inversely Related to the Number of Conditions Contributing to Low Transvalvular Flow. Presented at the 2019 AHA Scientific Sessions.  

MI Sadaf, B Bogle, M Mirzaei, N Hosadurg, G Joodi, RJ Simpson. Association of Metabolic Syndrome with Sudden Death. Presented at the 2019 AHA Scientific Sessions

N Hosadurg, J Gillis, K Huang. Improving Statin Prescription Practices in Primary Care: A Quality Improvement Project. Presented at the 2019 Massachusetts ACP Poster Day

Xiao Hu. Legionnaires’ disease presenting as falls.  Presented at the 2019 New England Regional meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)

Zhang J, Hu X, Muscle strength, serum testosterone, and lung function in general men in United States, 2018 ACP Massachusetts chapter meeting, 10/2018, Waltham, MA

Hu X, Olans L, A case presenting with sepsis, bacteremia and vascular thrombosis, 2019 ACP Massachusetts chapter meeting, 10/2019, Waltham, MA

Avila Rodriguez A, Hu X, Varga C, Comenzo R, Quillen K, Febrile neutropenia and bacteremia after high dose chemotherapy and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in patients treated as inpatient versus outpatient, Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Meetings of ASTCT and CIBMTR, 02/2020, Orlando, FL

Hu X, Cao Y, CA 15-3 elevation in US women without breast cancer, 2020 ASCO annual meeting, Chicago, IL

Dou Huang and Laura Snydman. Not your run-of-the-mill MRSA pneumonia.  Presented at the 2019 New England Regional meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)

Dou Huang and Laura Snydman. The fever with an origin ‘Not Known.  Presented at the 2019 New England Regional meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)

Wessler, B.S., Huang D.,and Long G.. (March, 2020). Identification of severe aortic stenosis using deep learning Poster presented at: ACC's Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC. 20/WCC); Chicago, IL, USA.

Khan, M.A., Rowin, E.J., Sridharan, A., Maron, M.S. The role of physical deconditioning in distinguishing athlete's heart from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.Submitted to the AHA Scientific Sessions 2020 Poster presentations

Khan, M. A., Venkateswaran, N., Niazi, O. T. “Is There a Mortality Benefit in the Use of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps in Patients with Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy and Cardiogenic Shock.” American Society of Echocardiography 29th Annual Scientific Sessions, Nashivlle, TN. June 2018.

Kumar, A.D., Inker, L.A., Drew, D.A., Comenzo, R.L. , Varga, C. (2019). Monoclonal gammopathies and their significance: A retrospective analysis of monoclonal gammopathy and renal disease. Presented as oral presentation at Internal Kidney and Monoclonal Gammopathy (IKMG) Research Group Meeting;Montreal, Canada.

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.

Lalla M, Titus SE, Majety P. Rare case of transient diabetes insipidus of pregnancy. Poster session presented at: American College of Physicians Massachusetts Chapter 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting; 2019 Nov 9; Boston, MA. Awarded 2nd runner up in clinical vignette category.

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

P. Majety, S. Babroudi and R. Siegel.  A case of Vitamin D mediated hypercalcemia: Calcitonin resistance? - SGIM - May 2019

P. Majety and S. Babroudi . A curious case of cavernous septic cavernous sinus thrombosis - SGIM - May 2019

Majety P, Rabin A, Snydman LK, Rencic J (May 2020). A Novel Interactive Text-Messaging Curriculum for Internal Medicine Board Review. Accepted for National Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) conference in Birmingham, AL.

Majety P, Daaboul Y, Rabin A, Rencic J (May 2020). Learning Theory vs. Practice: How do Internal Medicine Residents Study? Accepted for National Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) conference in Birmingham, AL.

Majety P, Siegel R (April 2020). The Warburg effect: A case of persistent hypoglycemia and lactic acidosis. Accepted for National ACP meeting in San Francisco, California.

Majety P, Feyza E, Dolores C, Siegel R (March 2020). The Warburg effect: A case of persistent hypoglycemia and lactic acidosis. Accepted for Endo 2020 (Endo society meeting) in San Francisco, California.

Majety P, Siegel R (March 2020). Experiences with hypertriglyceridemic pancreatitis: A mini case series. Accepted for Endo 2020 (Endo society meeting) in San Francisco, California.

Murray M, Rabin A. Baclofen Overdose Associated with Prolonged Super-Refractory Status Epilepticus. In ATS International Conference Abstracts, Section A43, Critical Care Case Reports: Toxicology and Poisonings. May 1, 2020. Philadelphia, PA (note: live conference cancelled due to COVID     19 pandemic). Abstract A1701.

Patel R, Varga C. An atypical presentation of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in a cardiac surgery patient. American College of Physicians (ACP) Massachusetts Chapter Poster Conference, Waltham, Massachusetts, 2018

Patel R. The vague complaint of fatigue in a cancer patient. Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Research Poster Symposium, Waltham, Massachusetts, 2018; 1st Place in Clinical Vignette Category

Ghatnekar S, Hachem H, Patel R, Dowd R, Godara A, Chang H, Jeyapalan S. NeMeRe, a Multi-Institutional Retrospective and Prospective Registry of Neoplastic Meningitis in Adults. American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 71st Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2019

Connell B, Patel R, Chang H, Luongo T, Zhuang L, DiPetrillo T, Mignano J, Carpinito G, Mathew P. Shifting patterns of care in localized prostate cancer: Impact on patient reported outcome measures (PROMs). Journal of Clinical Oncology 37 (Abstract ID: e16603). American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, 2019

Rima Patel and Laura Snydman.  An interactive curriculum to prepare new internal medicine interns for inpatient wards.  Presented at the 2019 New England Regional meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)

Rai P, Madi M Y, Dickstein A (December 28, 2018) Liraglutide-induced Acute Gastroparesis. Cureus 10(12): e3791. doi:10.7759/cureus.3791

Rai P, Madi MY, Dickstein A. Case Series of Esophageal Lichen Planus: An Underdiagnosed Cause of Dysphagia. The Korean Journal of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research. Published 2019 July 2019.

Rai P, Dhingra R, Sterling M. Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Amyloidosis: An Unusual Cause for Abdominal Pain and Elevated Liver Enzymes. Selected for presentation at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, October 29, 2019.

Tokas A, Rao M, Vlad S. “ Do primary care physicians consider inflammatory back pain when evaluating young adults with chronic lower back pain?” Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network ( SPARTAN) 18th annual meeting. May 2020.

N Ridout, P Rai. Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura as an Unusual Complication of Alcoholic Pancreatitis. American College of Gastroenterology Conference, October 29, 2019 for a Poster Presentation in San Nyothi Reddy Antonio, TX.  Abstract 1400.

N Ridout, A Huh, D Morrison, Y Daaboul, R Karagozian. A History of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is Associated with a Reduced Risk of Requiring Liver Transplant Amongst Patients with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). The Liver Meeting 2019, November 9, 2019.  Hepatology 2019: Oct: Abstract 1304. Hepatology. 2019: Oct. Abstract 1320 

N Ridout, A Huh, D Morrison, Y Daaboul, R Karagozian. Prophylactic Antibiotics are Associated with Worse Outcomes in Young Patients with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). The Liver Meeting 2019, November 9, 2019 for a Poster Presentation in Boston, MA for AASLD.

N Ridout, R Karagozian. Rotating Prophylactic Antibiotics are Associated with Lower Ulcerative Colitis (UC) Disease Activity in Patients with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). Digestive Disease Week (DDW), May 3, 2020 for a virtual Poster Presentation in Chicago, IL. Gastroenterology. 2020;May;158(Suppl 1);1375-1376; Abstract 1653.

Shim HG, Lee R, Yacavone R. “A Rare but Fatal Case of N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Antibody Encephalitis Associated with a Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor.” Abstract accepted for poster presentation at American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting 2019 in San Antonio, TX.

Shim HG, Huh A, Dickstein A. “Cecal Bascule as a Rare Presentation of Cytomegalovirus Colitis in a Kidney Transplant Recipient.” Manuscript accepted to American College of Gastroenterology Case Reports Journal on 9 July 2019.

Fathallah J, Hamdeh S, Levy A, Mahmoud KH, Shim HG, Grisolano S, Micic D. Predictive Risk Factors for Positive Video Capsule Endoscopy in Iron Deficiency Anemia. Poster presentation at American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA on October 9, 2018

Sun, D. Carboxyhemoglobin, An Early Marker of hemolysis? Poster and abstract presented at American College of Physicians 2020 virtual meeting

Lee DU, Liu X, Zeina T, Daid S, Fan GH, Seo D, Nahigian GE, Talanian M, Wang E, Dessain A, Yu S, Chen H, Malik R. Male Gender is Associated with Neutrophilic Infiltration of the Portal Tract in Patients with Primary Biliary Cholangitis [ACG Abstracts 900154]. Accepted. ACG Poster. Date of conference: October 23-28, 2020

Mehak Dhande, Jesse M. Rideout, Kateryna Yevdokimova, Dorothy DiDomenico, Haval Chweich, Joseph Rencic, Gordon Huggins. I(CA) RAMBO: A mnemonic that improves guideline adherence in cardiac resuscitation.  American College of Cardiology, 2020 meeting

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.

Wong, B. Van Doren, L., Hussain, A., Pilichowska, M. A Case of Aggressive Natural Killer Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma. Poster presented at: Massachusetts Medical Society Research Symposium, Waltham, MA - Nov 2018

Lee DU, Lee K, Zeina T, Zelman S, Fan GH, Liu X, Alvencar S, Gupta N, Ahern R, Malik R. A Novel Index to Identify Clinically-Significant Portal Hypertension in Patients With Asymptomatic Primary Biliary Cholangitis [AASLD Abstracts 22728].  AASLD Poster.  November 13-16, 2020.

Zhang, H., Opioid-induced Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency (SAI). 2020 SGIM Annual Meeting

Zhang, H., Progressive shortness of breath during early pregnancy. 2020 SGIM Annual Meeting

S. Alvencar (with R. Malik) Characterization of chronic liver disease pts presenting to an academic medical center
(with A. Dicksterin) GI symptoms and LFT abnormalities in COVID-19 patients

S. Babroudi Studying relationship between systolic and diastolic blood pressure and cognitive impairment in patients with CKD

A. Beano (with L). Pai)  Case report on a metastatic sarcomatoid carcinoma of the lung

R. Carrick (with E. Rowin)   HCM predictive modeling project

C. Cooper (with A. Patel)  Measuring right atrial pressures in heart transplant patients
(with E. Rowin) Comorbidities in hypertrophy cardiomyopathy
Predicting Atrial fibrillation in HCM
Atrial fibrillation post myectomy in HCM patients

J. Daily (with R. Yacavone)  Hemosuccus Pancreaticus case report-
(with M. Sterling)  Cecal Dieulafoy lesion- 
‘GI-Bleeding Events in LVAD Patients: Risk Factors and Etiologies’ 

D. Dima (with C. Varga)  Retrospective study about Daratumumab use in the context of amyloidosis 
(With C. Varga) Retrospective study about the use of PYP scan to diagnose cardiac amyloid 

J. Dower (with H. Hachem and S Parsons) Project regarding compliance with breast cancer hormonal therapies and subsequent patient outcomes 
(with R. Buchsbaum)  Chapter for a textbook in Quality Medical Care with Dr Buchsbaum

D. Feldman (with B. Wessler) comorbid disease burden in TAVR patients predicting outcome

C. Firely (with E. Rowin)  LBBB in pts with HCM undergoing surgical myectomy
Global longitudinal strain predicts progressive heart failure in nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Prediction and prevention of sudden death in young pts with HCM

S. Gayen Flipped Classroom Pulmonary Curriculum for Third Year Medical Students) 

I. Gilchrist (with N. Kapur)  Evaluated safety and efficacy of early mobilization with physical therapy after implantation of axillary artery Impella 5.0. 

S. Hamdan (with A. Wurcel)  Review of motor vehicle accidents.

J. Hong (with S. Vlad)  Use of ultrasound in patients with hand osteoarthritis

N. Hosadurg (with B. Wessler)  Phenotypic Characterization of Paradoxical Low-Flow Low-Gradient Aortic Stenosis and Association with Outcomes After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.

(with J. Upshaw)  Comparative Efficacy of Strategies to Prevent Anthracycline Cardiotoxicity – a Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis
(with K. Huang) Improving Statin Prescription Practices in Adult Primary Care

X. Hu (with C. Varga) The inpt/oupt Stem Cell Transplant for multiple myeloma.
Transplant associated bacteremia – inpt vs. outpt.

(with R. Comenzo) Daratumumab in the treatment of plasma cell dyscrasias
Outcomes in pts with plasma cell dyscrasias in patients with chromosome 1q

(with Y. Cao) CA 125 and CA 15-3 elevation in US women without ovarian or breast ca 

L. Kaplan (with Dr. Pittas) CGM derived glucose management indicators in pts with CKD

M. Khan (with E. Rowin and M. Maron)  Deconditioning and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
(with N. Kapur) Use of intravascular, microaial forward flow LVAD: the Impella
(with J. Upshaw) Acute RV dysfunction due to IV injection of crushed oxycodone tablets

A. Kohli (with M. Sterling)  Studying GI bleeding in patients with LVADs.
(with A. Levy)   Emerging use of artificial intelligence in inflammatory bowel disease
(with R. Malik) Portal based lymhocytic infiltration in pateints with PBC.

A. Kumar            (with E. Byhoff) Resident perceptions of readmissions and one on resident burnout 
(with A. Godara)  Xase series on secondary myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) in 4 patients with primary GI malignancies

P. Lacombe (with M. Kiernan) Right heart failure after LVAD implantation.  

D. Levitz (with S Parsons and H.Hachem _  Contemporary use of inpatient antineoplastic (IP) treatment (Rx): who is getting care and why

S. Liu (with R. Malik) Liver biopsy database of PBC patients over past 20 yrs at Tufts
(with J. Leung) Studies of patients with eosinophili  disorders on endoscopy

P. Majety (with J. Rencic and A. Rabin)  ABIM exam preparation during residency 

S. Mohanty (with E. Rowin)  CRTD in end stage cardiomyopathy for HF symptoms refractory to optimal medical management.
multicenter randomized controlled evaluation of heart failure disease management using advanced telecommunications within a diverse provider network.

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%).

R. Patel (with P.Mathew) . A practical and ethically justified approach toward advance-directives discussions at the end-of-life. 
(with P. Mathew and T. Luongo)  The influence of shifts in surgical management of prostate cancer on surgical margin rates. 

  (with L. Snydman)  An interactive mock paging curriculum to prepare internal medicine interns for inpatient wards. 

(with M. Sterling). Raoutella Planticola Bacteremia in an Immunocompetent Patient with Cholangitis. 

P. Rai (with J. Weinstock ) Primary Sclerosing Chlangitis and MadCAM-1: A Potential Therapeutic Target
(with R. Mallik) Prognostic and diagnostic models of fibrosis in pts with chronic liver disease
(with M. Sterlilng) Incidence and progression of precancerous polyps and CRC in the Asian population.

L. Ran (with M. Ghamloush) Role of NIV and HFNC in COVID 19 pts

A. Rao (with A. Rabin and S. Gayen)  Revision of MCIU curriculum

M. Rao (with S. Kasturi)_Lupus as a paraneoplastic syndrome in a patient with renal cell carcinoma.

N. Ridout (with A Huh and R Karagozian). Outcomes of Long-Term Antibiotics in a Large Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) Patient Population and their Role in Concomitant Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). 

  (with P Adjei and T Vindenes) . A Collaborative Quality Improvement Project: Compliance with Vaccination Recommendations for Patients with Cirrhosis

H. Shim (with T. Vindenes) HCV quality improvement project with Dr. Vindenes 

(with M. Sterling and P. Rai) Asian colonoscopy and VCE in LVAD projects .
(with M. Sterling) Incidence of polyps and cancer in screening colonoscopies in Asian pts.

M. Talanian (with P. Rai and H. Shim ) Project to characterize the colon polyps we see in our local population. 

(with R. Malik) Nitazoxanide induced liver injury.

W. Taylor (with D. Chandler) Improving feedback culture .

(with S. Arabelovic)  Family planning counseling of rheum pts using tetatogenic meds

K. Vitale (with T. Vesel) Improving goals of care discussion with English speaking Chinese pts.

M. Wismer (with H. Hachem). Retrospective analysis of patients who received inpatient chemotherapy at Tufts Medical Center from 2012-2017 to determine patient populations at higher risk of requiring inpatient chemotherapy or frequent readmissions post chemotherapy. 
 
(with H. Hachem) Retrospective analysis of breast cancer patients treated with hormone therapy evaluating factors that play a role in patients’ premature self-discontinuation of hormone therapy. This work culminated in a poster presentation at the annual Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Symposium on May 3, 2019.

B. Wong (with M. Ghamloush)  Role of HFNC in COVID 19 pneumonia patients

K. Yevdokimova   (with K. Roberts) Impact of multidisciplinary low-fidelity code blue simulation training

(with L. Pai)  Literature review of the current landscape of targeted therapies for NSCLC.

D. Zhang (with K. Sprague)  Retrospective study regarding a reduced intensity regimen (PPT) prior to alloSCT and the outcomes following that with regards to GVHD, infection, mortality etc. 
(with C. Wang and R. Bannuru) 2019 Interventions on knee osteoarthritis
Studied the role of personality in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Investigating factors associated with a positive response to nonpharmaceutical interventions in adults with knee osteoarthritis.