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2012-2013 Resident Research and Scholarly Projects

PGYIII

Ebtesam Attaya-Islam, MD, PhD

Presentations:The association between glucose levels and hospital outcomes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. SSCI Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2013. Poster Presentation.
  • An Unusual Headache. American College of Physicians Clinical Vignette, April 2012. Oral Presentation.
  • An Unusual Headache. SSCI Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2012. Poster presentation.
  • Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis. SSCI Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2012. Poster presentation.
  • Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction in a 23-year-old Football Player. SSCI Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2011. Oral presentation.
  • Steroids induce hyperglycemia in patients with acute exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. SSCI Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2011. Oral presentation.
  • Two Unusual Foci of Metastatic Melanoma. SSCI Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2011. Poster presentation.
  • Frailty in Patients with Chronic Lung Disease Undergoing Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Society of General Internal Medicine, New Orleans, LA 2011. Oral presentation.
  • An Interactive Web-based Project to Stimulate Internal Medicine Resident Reading Using Board Type Questions. In Progress.
  • Double Cystic Duct in a Patient with Sinus Inversus Totalis. American College of Gastroenterology, San Antonio, TX, October 2010.
  • Abdominal Wall Hematoma Following Paracentesis. American College of Gastroenterology, San Antonio, TX, October 2010.
  • Factors in developing Clostridium Difficile in Post-Operative patients. Digestive Disease Week, New Orleans, LA, May 2010.
  • Gastric Bezoar Manifesting as Acute Pancreatitis (Rapunzel Syndrome). SSCI Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 2010.
  • Sigmoid Plasmacytoma Mimicking Colon Cancer in a Multiple Myeloma Patient. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2009 October;104(Supplement 3):S342.
  • Sigmoid Plasmacytoma Mimicking Colon Cancer in a Multiple Myeloma Patient. American College of Gastroenterology, San Diego, CA, October 2009.
  • Congenital Hypertrophy Retinal Pigment Epithelium as a Manifestation of Colon Cancer. American College of Gastroenterology, San Diego, CA, October 2009.
  • A Rare Manifestation of Bevacizumab-Induced Pneumatosis Intestinalis. American College of Gastroenterology, San Diego, CA, October 2009.
  • Imatinib Mesylate Induced Gastric B-Cell Lymphoma. American College of Gastroenterology, San Diego, CA, October 2009.
  • Case of Heyde's Syndrome: An Association Between Angiodysplasia and Aortic Stenosis. Society of General Internal Medicine, Miami, FL, May 2009.
  • Aortic Stenosis and Andiodysplasia - A Case of Heyde's Syndrome. American College of Physicians Texas Chapter, Dallas, TX, 2008, First Place.
  • Messenger Polyadenylation in Male Germ Cells. Testis Workshop Meeting, Seattle, WA, March 30-April 2, 2005.
  • tCstF-64 is necessary for Spermatogenesis. American Society of Andrology Meeting, Seattle, WA, April 2-5, 2005.
  • Cks2 is the predominant meiotic Cks and may activate ubiquitin-mediated degradation of Cyclin A1 in meiosis. 15th Annual Student Research Day, Lubbock, TX, March 7, 2003. First Place.
  • Cks2 is the predominant meiotic Cks and may activate ubiquitin-mediated degradation of Cyclin A1 in meiosis. American Society of Andrology Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, March 29-April 2, 2003.
  • Cks2 is upregulated during meiosis and binds the meiotic isoform, Cdk2B. American Society of Andrology Meeting, Seattle, WA, April 24-27, 2002.
  • Cks2 is upregulated during meiosis and binds the meiotic isoform, Cdk2B. 14th Annual Student Research Day, Lubbock, TX, March 7, 2002.
  • Identification of Cks2 as a binding subunit of the meiotic Cdk2 isoform, Cdk2B. 13th Annual Student Research Day, Lubbock, TX, February 9, 2001.
  • Identification of Cks2 as a binding subunit of the meiotic Cdk2 isoform, Cdk2B. VII International Congress of Andrology Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada, June 15-19, 2001. First Place and New Investigator Award.
  • Identification of Cks2 as a regulatory subunit of the meiotic Cdk2 isoform, Cdk2B, Germ Cells. Cold Spring Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, October 5-8, 2000.
  • Regulation of cell division: Identification of Cks2 as a subunit of Cdk2 isoform, Cdk2B. Southwest Cancer Center, Lubbock, TX, October 21, 2000.
  • Targets of Cdk2B Interactions during meiosis. 12th Annual Student Research Day, Lubbock, TX, February 25, 2000.
  • Uniform osteocyte lacuna population densities in a limb bone with highly non-uniform strain milieu. J. Bone Miner. Res, 15(Suppl.1):S347, 2000.
  • Publications: Colstridium difficle infections in the elderly in Case Files: Geriatrics. In press.
  • Left ventricular assist devices and gastrointestinal bleeding: a narrative review of case reports and case series. Clinical Cardiology. 2013 Apr; 36(4):190-200.
  • Anti-N-methyl-D-asparate Receptor Encephalitis. The American Journal of Medical Sciences. 2012 Dec 5.
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation improves frailty in ambulatory patients with chronic lung diseases. In preparation.
  • Aortic stenosis and angiodysplastic gastrointestinal bleeding: Heyde's disease. Heart Lung. 2012 Jan-Feb;41(1):90-4.
  • Pulmonary valve stenosis causing massive pulmonary artery aneurysm: a conservative approach. Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine (Hagerstown) 2012 Sep; 13(9):593-6.
  • Heyde's Syndrome: A Critical Review of the Literature. J Heart Valve Dis. 2011 Jul;20(4):366-75.
  • CMV Pancreatitis in a Patient with SLE: Case Report and Review of Literature. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2010 Oct; 105(Supplement 1): S218.
  • Double Cystic Duct in a Patient with Sinus Inversus Totalis. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2010 Oct; 105(Supplement 1): S220-221.
  • Abdominal Wall Hematoma Following Paracentesis. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2010 Oct; 105 (Supplement 1):S278-279.
  • Endoscopic Removal of Long Rigid Foreign Bodies in Duodenum. World Journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. May 2010; 2(5): 186-189.
  • Congenital Hypertrophy Retinal Pigment Epithelium as a Manifestation of Colon Cancer. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2010 Nov;105(11):2510-1.
  • Sigmoid Plasmacytoma Mimicking Colon Cancer in a Multiple Myeloma Patient: Case Report and Review of Literature. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2010 Mar;71(3):655-7.
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis Causing Massive Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm in a 70-year-old Woman. Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine. 2010 May 1.
  • A Rare Manifestation of Bevacizumab-Induced Pneumatosis Intestinalis. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2009 Oct:104(Supplement 3):S275.
  • Imatinib Mesylate Induced Gastric B-Cell Lymphoma. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2009 Oct; 104(Supplement 3):S224.
  • Congenital Hypertrophy Retinal Pigment Epithelium as a Manifestation of Colon Cancer. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2009 Oct; 104(Supplement 3):S397-S398.
  • Case of Heyde's Syndrome: An Association Between Angiodysplasia and Aortic Stenosis. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2009 Apr; 24(Supplement 1):229.
  • Gastric Bezoar Manifesting as Acute Pancreatitis (Rapunzel Syndrome). Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2010 Feb; 2:132.
  • Heyde and Seek: A Case Report. The Journal of Acute Critical Care.
  • A pregnant woman with lax joints and skin. Consultant Vol 48, No 3, July 1, 2008.
  • Thank you, Professor MacDonald. Nature 440 (7088) April 27, 2006, 1242.
  • Characterization and Function of CKS2-A Cyclin Dependent Kinase Regulatory Subunit-During Spermatogenesis. Dissertation in Cell and Molecular Biology. 2005.
  • Trainee Page: Summary of ASA 2004 meeting. Journal of Andrology 25(1), Jan/Feb 2004:22.
  • Developmental distribution of the polyadenylation protein CstF-64 and the variant tCstF-64 in mouse and rat testis. Biology of Reproduction 70(4), Dec 2003: 1080-1087.
  • Overexpression of the CstF-64 and CPSF-160 polyadenylation protein messenger RNAs in mouse male germ cells. Biology of Reproduction 64(6), June 2001: 1722-1729.

Timothy Chen, DO

Publications:ASEPHC meningitis rash and acute retention: a clue for diagnosis of West Nile Meningitis.

Kunut Kijsirichareanchai, MD

  • The Utilization of Standardized Order Sets Using AASLD Guidelines for Patients with Suspected Cirrhosis and Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Qual Manag Health Care. 2013 Apr-Jun:22(2):146-51.
  • Endoscopic ultrasound-guided versus conventional transmural techniques have comparable treatment outcomes in draining pancreatic pseudocysts. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Dec;24(12):1355-62.
  • Progressive disseminated histoplasmosis in systemic lupus erythematosus-an unusual presentation of acute tenosynovitis and a literature review. Clin Rheumatol. 2013 Jan:32(1):135-9.
  • Presentations: Pulmonary Alveolar Proteniosis and Chronic Cotton Dust Exposure. Poster presented at: Southern Regional Meeting; New Orleans, LA, Feb 2011.
  • Adult-onset Celiac Disease diagnosed after Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Duodenal Adenocarcinoma. Oral Presentation presented at: Southern Regional Meeting; New Orleans, LA, Feb 2011.
  • Impact of Standardized Order Sets On Physicians' Adherence to AASLD Guidelines for Patients with Cirrhosis and Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Poster presented at: DDW scientific meeting, Chicago, IL, May 2011.
  • Diverticular Diseases in the Young: A Changing Trend in the past Decade. Poster presented at: ACG Scientific Meeting; Washington, DC, October 2011.
  • Spiral Enteroscopy Performed after Capsule Endoscopy: Diagnostic Yield and Reproducibility. Poster presented at: ACG Scientific Meeting; Washington, DC, October 2011.
  • Asymptomatic Mucinous Adenocarcinoma Detected by Screening Colonoscopy. Oral presentation presented at: Southern Regional Meeting; New Orleans, LA, February 2012.
  • Acute Respiratory Failure in Chiari Malformation Type 1. Poster presented at: Southern Regional Meeting; New Orleans, LA, Feb 2012.
  • Esophageal Capsule Endoscopy (ECE) for Chronic Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - A 6-year Single Center Experience. Poster presented at: DDW; San Diego, CA, May 2012.
  • Adherence to Colorectal Cancer Screening in Internal Medicine Resident Primary Clinic. Poster presented at: 2012 ACG Annual Scientific Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.
  • Diverticulitis in the Young: Clinical Characteristics and Hospital Course. Poster presented at: 2012 ACG Annual Scientific Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Book chapters: "Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding", Book Chapter. Gut Instincts: A Clinician's Handbook of Digestive and Liver Disease. Edited by Eric Esrailian. SLACK Inc, 2012.

Pavis Laengvejkal, MD

  • Publications: Keppra a magical antiepileptic medication, The Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles, 2013, 1(2):16-19.
  • The association of alpha blockers and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors in benign prostate hyperplasia with fractures-A meta-analysis and systematic review of the literature, submitted to American Journal of Medical Science.
  • Meningitis-retention syndrome as a presentation of West Nile virus meningitis, submitted to Journal of Investigative Medicine high impact case reports.
  • Presentations:Post-intubation sore throat can become mishap. Southern Society for Clinical Investigation.
  • The association of alpha blockers and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors in benign prostate hyperplasia with fractures-A meta-analysis and systematic review of the literature. Southern Society for Clinical Investigation.
  • Colocephaly with agenesis of corpus callosum in adult presenting with frequent falls: Case report and review of literatures. American Neurological Association Annual Meeting, October.

Chok Limsuwat

  • Publications: Reversible renal glycosuria in acute interstitial nephritis. Am J Med Sci 2012; 344(3):245-247.
  • Factors affecting mortality in patients with COPD exacerbations requiring ICU admission. The Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles. 2013;1(2):3-10.
  • Chiari Syndrome and Respiratory Failure a literature review. J Intensive Care Med 2013; 0885066613485213, first published April 12, 2013.
  • Acute Kidney Injury and Rhabdomyolysis as an Initial Presentation of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. The Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles 2013;1(2):35-38.
  • Factors affecting chronic obstructive pulmonary disease early rehospitalization. Chron Respir Dis. 2013;9(2):93-8. Epub 2012 Mar 7.
  • Is the sinonasal questionnaire a useful screening instrument for chronic sinonasal diseases in pulmonary clinics? Chron Respir Dis. 2013;10(2):95-98.
  • Obscure Severe Infrarenal Aortoiliac Stenosis With Severe Transient Lactic Acidosis. Jour of Invest Med High Impact Case Reports. 2013;1(1).
  • Cholestatic Jaundice as a Result of Combination Designer Supplementation. (Accepted)
  • Factors influencing the length of hospital stay in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease admitted to MICU. (Submitted to Journal of Investigative Medicine).
  • Presentations: The study of risk factors for severe hypoglycemia in adult diabetic patient in emergency room, Siriraj Hospital. Emergency Medicine Society Thailand Bangkok, March 2010.
  • Pulmonary Leukostatis With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Clinical Presentation of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Poster presented at: Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Feb 2011.
  • Reversible renal glycosuria in acute interstitial nephritis. Oral presentation: Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Feb 2011.
  • Monitoring Sedation in The Intensive Care Unit Using Actigraphy. Poster presented at: American Thoracic Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA, May 2011.
  • Steroids induce hyperglycemia in Patients with Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Oral presentation: Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Feb 2011.
  • Is the Sinonasal Questionnaire a useful screening instrument for chronic sinonasal diseases in pulmonary clinics? Oral presentation: Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Feb 2011.
  • Factors affecting mortality in COPD exacerbations in ICU patients. Poster presented at: American Thoracic Society, San Francisco, CA, May 2012.
  • Case report: Kawasaki Disease and Possible Risk of Peripheral Arterial Disease. Poster presented at: Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Feb 2012.
  • Predicting Length of Stay in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbations Admitted to Intensive Care Unit.  Oral presentation at: Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Feb 2012.
  • Factors affecting chronic obstructive pulmonary disease early rehospitalization.  American Thoracic Society, San Francisco, CA, May 2012.
  • Acute diverticulitis with eosinophilia masqueraded by strongyloides stercolaris infestation. Journal of Investigative Medicine 2012; 60(1):365.
  • Transthoracic echocardiography versus Right-Sided Heart Catheterization. Crit Care Med 2011; 39(12):57.
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation improves quality of life measured by SF-36 questionnaire. Journal of Investigative Medicine 2013; 61(2). Poster presented at: Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Feb 2013.
  • The association between glucose levels and hospital outcomes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Jour of Invest Med 2013; 61(2).
  • Factor associated with reintubation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Jour of Invest Med 2013; 61(2).
  • Post-intubation sore throat can become mishap? Jour of Invest Med 2013; 61(2).
  • Severe leg pain and profound reversible acidemia. Jour of Invest Med 2013; 61(2).
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation increases gait speed in patients with chronic lung diseases. Jour of Invest Med 2013; 61(2).
  • Book Chapters: "COPD in older patients". Case Files Geriatrics Book. Publisher McGraw-hill Medical; 1st Edition ISBN-10: 007177078X (publication January 2014).

Aleem Mughal, MD

  • Publications: Clinical performance of a handheld digital infrared monocular pupillometer for measurement of the dark-adapted pupil diameter. Jour of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 2010 Feb; 36(2):277-81.
  • Dark-Adapted Pupil Diameter as a Function of Age Measured with the NeurOptics Pupillometer. Jour of Refractive Surgery. 2010 May 27:1-6.
  • The effect of gender and iris color on the dark-adapted pupil diameter. Jour of Ocular Pharm and Therapeu. 2010 Aug, 26(4):225-40.
  • Book chapters: Case Files. "Anemia". To be published Summer 2012.

Teerapat Nantsupawat, MD

  • Publications and Presentations: Factors affecting chronic obstructive pulmonary disease early rehospitalization. Chron Respir Dis. 2012 May;9(2):93-8.
  • Obscure Severe Infrarenal Aortoiliac Stenosis with Severe Transient Lactic Acidosis. Journ of Invest Med High Impact Case Reports. Jan-Mar 2013: 1-5.
  • Renal infarction as a presentation of Austrian syndrome: thromboembolic phenomenon of pneumococcal endocarditis. Am J Med Sci. 2012 Sep; 344(3):251-4.
  • Effects of Alcohol and Illicit Substance Consumption in Patients with Infective Endocarditis. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly. 2013 Jan; 31(1):150-160.
  • Atrial Fibrillation in the Elderly. Drugs Aging. DOI 10.1007/s4066-013-0094-8.
  • Pitfall delaying in the diagnosis of cardiovascular implantable electronic device-related endocarditis in the intensive care unit patient. Jour of Invest Med 2012;60(1):3-4. Oral presentation at: Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA - Feb, 2012.
  • Add up the numbers, find the lesion. Jour of Invest Med 2012;60(1):5. Oral presentation at: Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA - Feb, 2012.
  • Technique and procedural outcome of percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusion. Poster presented at: International Academy of Cardiology 17th World Congress on Heart Disease, Toronto, ON, Canada - July 2012.
  • Collagen and 8-isoprostane are key factors of enhanced platelet aggregability observed in patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention. Supplement to J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;59:A13.
  • Factors predicting length of stay in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations admitted to intensive care. Jour of Invest Med 2012;60(1):144.
  • Factors contributing to insufficient therapeutic response to clopidogel. ASAIO Journal:58(3):39, May/June 2012.
  • Factors affecting chronic obstructive pulmonary disease early rehospitalization. Poster presented at: ATS International Conference in San Francisco, CA - May, 2012.
  • Severe leg pain and profound reversible academia. Poster presented at: Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA - Feb, 2013.
  • The association between glucose levels and hospital outcomes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Poster presented at: Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA - Feb, 2013.
  • Factor associated with reintubation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Poster presented at: Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Feb, 2013.
  • Book Chapter: Hypertension in the very elderly. Case Files Geriatrics. 2014 Jan.

Naree Panamonta, MD

  • Publications: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided versus conventional transmural techniques have comparable treatment outcomes in draining pancreatic pseudocysts. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Dec;24(12):1355-1362.
  • Presentations: Portal Vein Thrombosis in Splenctomized Cirrhotic Patient: A Case Report. Poster presented at: American College of Gastroenterology meeting 2012; Las Vegas, NV.
  • Case Series: Heterotopic Gastric Tissues of the Duodenal Bulb Present as Duodenal Polyps. Oral presentation presented at: Southern Society for Clinical Investigation meeting 2012; New Orleans, LA.
  • Endoscopic ultrasound-guided versus conventional transmural drainage of pancreatic pseudocyst: A meta-analysis. Poster presented at: Digestive Disease Week meeting 2011; Chicago, IL.
  • Avulsed internal bumpter of PEG tube causing small bowel obstruction: A case report in elderly patient with intractable achalasia cardia. Poster presented at: Southern Society for Clinical Investigation meeting 2011; New Orleans, LA.

Suthipong Soontrapa, MD

  • Publications:Multiple modes of transmission of Giardiasis in primary school children of a rural community, Thailand. Amer Jour of Trop Med. 2008 Aug; 78(4):611-615.
  • Giant Coronary Artery Aneurysm seen on Blood Pool Study. Clin Nucl Med. 2012 Jan;38(1):e43-4.
  • Renal infarct as a presentation of Austrian syndrome: thromboembolic phenomenon of pneumococcal endocarditis. Am J Med Sci. 2012 Sep;344(3):251-4.
  • Leg Pain and Profound Reversible Acidemia. Acceped and will be published in Journal of ICU.
  • Presentations: Collagen and 8-isoprostane Are key Factors of Enhanced Platelet Aggregability Observed in Patients Who Underwent Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Poster presented at: American College of Cardiology Meeting 2012, Chicago, IL.
  • "Alexia without agraphia" and a possible extended visual pathway: a case report and review of literature. Oral presentation presented at: Southern Regional Meeting 2012, New Orleans, LA.
  • Pericardial Tamponade as initial presentation of acute leukemia. Oral presentation presented at: Southern Regional Meeting 2011, New Orleans, LA.
  • Factors Contributing to Insufficient Therapeutic response to Clopidogrel Antiplatelet therapy in PCI patients. Poster presented at: 58th Annual Conference of ASAIO, San Francisco.
  • Predictors of Early Readmission for Congestive Heart Failure in West Texas Population. Poster presented at: TTUHSC Student Research Week, Lubbock, TX March 2013.
  • 3-year average score of IM-ITE, A Better Predictor for American Board of Internal Medicine Certification Examination Outcome. Submitted to Academic Internal Medicine Week 2013.

Elvira Umyarova, MD

  • Publications: Duodenal diffuse large B cell lymphoma. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 61(2) Feb 2013; 407.
  • Osteopoikilosis mimicking osseous metastases in a patient with stage 1 renal carcinoma. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 61(2) Feb 2013; 409.
  • False positive HIV antibody test in a patient with T cell lymphoma; Journal of Investigative Medicine. 61(2) Feb 2013; 408.
  • Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. Neurology: Clinical Practice. Dec 2012 (2):356-358.
  • Effects of alcohol and illicit substance consumption on patients with infective endocarditis. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 2013; 31:150-160.
  • Management of Anaphylaxis Due to Plastic Endotracheal Tube Chest. 2012; 142:315A.
  • Factors Affecting Mortality in COPD Exacerbation in ICU Patients. ATS Journals, 2012. 185.1_MeetingAbstracts.A3042.
  • Severe pemphigus erythematosus resistant to systemic corticosteroid therapy. Journal of Investigative Medicine 60(1) Jan 2012; 361.
  • Hepatitis C related polyclonal hypergammaglobulinemia associated with acute kidney injury. Journal of Investigative Medicine 60(1) Jan 2012; 366.
  • Challenges in diagnosis of HCV associated mixed cryoglobulinemia. Journal of Investigative Medicine 60(1) Jan 2012; 367.
  • Atypical presentation of reactive arthritis following an outbreak of Salmonella Enterica. Journal of Investigative Medicine 60(1) Jan 2012; 197.
  • Early Detection and Diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension: Transthoracic echocardiography verus Right-Sided Heart Catheterization. Crit Care Med 2011 39(12) 225.
  • Sudden death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Crit Care Med 2011 39(12) 939.
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patient with Metabolic Syndrome: The American Journal of Gastroenterology (Supp), 2011; 499.
  • Acute flaccid paralysis and myositis in summer. Journal of Invest Med. 2011; 59:438.
  • Presentations: Duodenal diffuse large B cell lymphoma. Southern Regional Meeting Feb 2013.
  • Osteopoikilosis mimicking osseous metastases in a patient with stage 1 renal cell carcinoma. Southern Regional Meeting Feb 2013.
  • False positive HIV antibody test in a patient with T cell lymphoma; Southern Regional Meeting Feb 2013.

Alejandro Velasco

  • Publications: Association of High-risk scores for Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Symptomatic Bradyarrhythmias. In press: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine.
  • Response to Letter: "Use of Electroanatomic Mapping Systems beyond Electrophysiologic Studies" In press. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal.
  • Ultrasonic Evaluation of RAdial Artery Diameter in a Local Population From Texas. The Journal of Invasive Cariology 2012; 24(7):339-41.
  • Utility of the NavX Electroanatomic Mapping System for the Insertion of Permanent Pacemakers in Pregnant Patients. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal 2013; 13(1):34-7.
  • Heart Conduction Disorders are Associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Jour of Invest Med 2011; 60(1):402 A333.
  • Bilateral Foot Necrosis Secondary to Hepatitis C Virus induced Mixed Type II Cryoglobulinemia. Clinic Gastroenterol and Hepatol 2011; 9(9): A22.
  • Sindrome de QT largo congenito: Revision de la literatura (Congenital Long QT Syndrome: Review of Literature. Revista Medicas UIS. 2010 Oct; 233(3): 241-247.
  • Should we treat nonsleepy patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Atrial Fibrillation? In jprocess.
  • Presentations: Radial Access for Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI) Leads to a Reduced Collagen-Induced Platelet Aggregability Compared to Femoral Access. Accepted Abstract ASAIO meeting, Chicago, IL. June 2013. Also presented at Student Research Week. Lubbock, TX, March 2013.
  • The efficacy and Safety of Vernakalant - a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. Canadian Cardiovascular Society Meeting. Toronto, ON, Canada. October 2012.
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) May Reduce the Need for Permanent Pacemaker Implantation in Patients with Sinus Node Dysfunction and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Canadian Cardiovascular Society Meeting. Toronto ON, Canada, Oct 2012.
  • Technique and Procedural Outcome fo Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Chronic Total Occlusion. Poster presented at: 17th World Congress on Heart Disease. Toronto ON, Canada. July 2012.

2011-2012 Resident Research and Scholarly Projects

PGYIII

Elsayed Abo-Salem, MD

Publications: Comparison of Real Time Two-Dimensional with Live/Real Time 3-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography in the Evaluation of Mitral Valve Prolapse and Chordae Rupture. 2008, 25:pp1131-1137.
  • Transophageal Echocardiography for Board Review. Baliga-McGraw Hill. Specialty Board Review. March 2011
  • Air in the urinary system; Am J Med Sciences 2010, pending publication
  • Should hospitalized patients with pneumonia and cardiac risk factors be on telemetry. Jour of Amer Geri Soc. 58 (2): 406-409. 2010
  • Presentations: 24th International Annual Conference of Echocardiography, Chicago, IL. March 2008.
  • Case Presentation in 19th International conference on Echocardiography, Orlando, FL. October 2009.
  • Lecture Presentation at USC Health Center, "3D Echo". Los Angeles, CA. April 2008.
  • Lecture Presentation: "Sudden Death in Aortic Stenosis", Lubbock, TX. May 2012.

Anthony Bienek, DO

  • Presentations: "OHOH!!! My Aching Belly: Assessment of Adherence to USPSTF Recommendations For AAA Screening Among TTUHSC Resident Internal Medicine Clinics". TTUHSC, Lubbock, TX. May 4, 2012.
  • "Artifact on TC-99 M Gated Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (GSPECT) Imaging: Ectopic Kidney Mimicking As Posterior Wall Of Left Ventricle". Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA. February 2010.

Wesam Frandah, MD

  • Publications:"Gastric Hyperplastic Polyp Presenting as Iron Deficiency Anemia. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2010 Feb; 58(2 (340): 452.
  • Frostier Syndrome; A rare cause of Dysphagia. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2010 Feb; 58(2 (341):452.
  • Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Presented with Nectrotizing Pneumonia and Systemic Thrombosis. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2010 Feb; 58(2 (232): 421.
  • EUS Guided Transesophageal Pseudo Pancreatic Cyst Drainage. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2010 Oct;105 (Supplement 1 (1460):S542.
  • Massive Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Renal Transplant Recipients. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2010 Oct; 105(supplement 1 (917):S332.
  • Simultaneous Occurance of Ulcerative Colitis and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2010 Oct; 105(supplement 1 (982):S355.
  • Clinical and microbiological characteristics of community acquired methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus pneumonia. Chest Disease Reports 2012. 04-02 17:02:10.
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma as unusual cause for paraplegia. Journal of Clinical Oncology, Accepted April 2012.
  • Patterns of use of prophylaxis for stress related mucosal disease in patients admitted to the intensive care unit. Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. Accepted April 2012.
  • Risk factors of Candida colonization in the oropharynx of patients admitted to an intensive care unit. Submitted pending acceptance.
  • Presentations: "Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patient with Metabolic Syndrome". Poster presented at American College of Gastroenterology 2011, Washingston, D.C.
  • "Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis and Proton Pump Inhibitors: Correlation of disease process. Poster presented at Digestive Disease Week 2011, Chicago, IL.
  • "Community-Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Presenting with Necrotizing Pneumonia and Systemic Thrombosis. Poster presented at Southern Regional Meeting 2010, New Orleans, LA.
  • EUS Guided Transesophageal Pseudo Pancreatic Cyst Drainage. Poster presented at 75th Annual Scientific meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. San Antonio, TX.
  • "Massive Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Renal Transplant Recipients. Poster presented at 75th Annual Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. San Antonio, TX.
  • Oral Presentations: Effect of stress gastritis prophylaxis on oropharyngeal flora in patients admitted to the ICU. The 2011 Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans.
  • Appropriateness of stress gastritis prophylaxis use in the ICU. 2011 Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • Gastric Hyperplastic Polyp Presenting as Iron Deficiency Anemia. Oral presentation presented at: The 2010 Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • Frostier Syndrome: A rare cause of Dysphagia. Oral presentation presented at: The 2010 Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • Catherine Jones, MD

    • Publications: Perspective for Prophylaxis and Treatment of Cervical Cancer: an Immunological Approach. International Reviews of Immunology. February 2012, 31(1):pp. 3-21.
    • An Analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and END Results. Gastroenterology 2011. 140(S1):S195-6.
    • Presentations: Analysis of platelet function in patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit(MICU) with an upper gastrointestinal bleed. Poster presented at, Southern Regional Meeting, February 2012. New Orleans, LA.
    • A Rare Case of Ascites:Primary Fallopian tube Carcinoma. Poster presented at, Southern Regional Meeting, February 2012. New Orleans, LA.
    • Vertebral Artery Dissection After a Chiropractor Visit. Poster presented at, Southern Regional Meeting, February 2012. New Orleans, LA.
    • Novel H1N1 Influenza. A Infection in a Renal Transplant Patient Presenting with Abdominal Pain and Septic Shock. Poster presented at, Southern Regional Meeting, February 2012. New Orleans, LA.
    • Effects of Iodine on Estrogen Receptor Expression in MCF-7 Breast Cells. Poster presented at, Drexel University College of Medicine. Discovery Day; Philadelphia, PA, 2007.

    Jeremy Jones, MD(Preliminary)

  • Presentations:Vertebral Artery Dissection After A Chiropractor's Visit. Poster presented at the Southern Regional Meeting, February 2012, New Orleans, LA.

Joon Hee Lim, MD

Publications:ACP Clinical Vignette, "Chronic Bilateral Knee Pain". Non-Peered Reviewed Article.
  • Presentations:Case presentation presented at Southern Medical Assocaition Meeting, Orlando FL.

Kamonpun Ussavarungsi

  • Presentations:"A role of EUS-FNA to diagnose small cell lung cancer from pancreatic metastasis". Poster presented at, ATS meeting. San Francisco, CA, 2012.
  • "Factors affecting mortality rate in COPD exacerbation in ICU patients". Poster presented at, ATS meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2012.
  • "Steroid induced diabetic ketoacidosis, a rare complication". Poster presented at, Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2011.
  • "Is the Sinonasal Questionnaire a useful screening instrument for chronic sinonasal diseases in pulmonary clinics". Oral presentation presented at, Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2011.
  • "Acute flaccid paralysis and myositis in summer". Poster presented at, Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2011.
  • "Subcutaneous nodule: an initial sign of internal disease". Poster presented at, Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2011.
  • "Monitoring sedation in the intensive care unit using actigraphy". Poster presented at, ATS Meeting, Denver, CO, 2011.
  • "ASA screening questionnaire for obstructive sleep apnea: Performance characteristics and recommended changes to improve sensitivity, specificity and simplicity". Poster presented at, Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 2010.
  • "CMV encephalitis in the HAART era".  Poster presented at, Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 2010.
  • "Acrometastasis: A Rare Presentation of Non Small Cell Lung Cancer". Abstract presented at, Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 2010.
  • "Bilateral giant pulmonary hamartoma: a case report". Poster presented at, ACP Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2009.
  • Publications: "An 85 year-old man with non healing sores". American Journal of Internal Medicine 2010. In submission.
  • "American Society of Anesthesiologists screening questionnaire for obstructive sleep apnea: Performance characteristics and recommended changes to improve sensitivity, specificity and simplicity. Journal of Investigative Medicine 2010 Feb; 58(2): 425.
  • CMV encephalitis in the HAART era. Journal of Investigative Medicine 2010 Feb;58(2):408.

2010-2011 Resident Research and Scholarly Projects

Mario Cerdan, MD

  • Ebtesam A. Islam MD, Mario Cerdan MD, Ashley Sturgeon MD, Kenneth Nugent MD. Two unusual foci of metastatic melanoma. SSCI Poster presentation. February 17, 2011. New Orleans.
  • Mario Cerdan MD. Swine H1N1 Influenza in a bilateral lung transplanted patient. ACP Regional Meeting. April 21, 2010. Amarillo, TX.
  • Mario Cerdan MD. Research projects in Genetics of Neurodegenerative disorders past, present, future. March 9, 2010. Monterrey, Mx.
  • Publication: Raj R, Cerdan M, Yepeshurtado A, Kimbrough R, Nugent K. Novel swine-origin (S-OIV) H1N1 influenza A pneumonia in a lung transplant patient: a case report and review of the literature on performance characteristics of rapid screening tests for the S-OIV. Am J Med Sci. 2009 Dec; 338(6):506-8.

Hua Chen

  • Research: Quality measure differences among residents and attendings.
  • Bending the cost curve: changes in clinical practices and utilization with increased clinician knowledge of costs associated with hospital care.
  • Abstracts and Presentations: QUALITY MEASURE DIFFERENCES AMONG RESIDENTS AND ATTENDINGS. Hua Chen, MD,  Michael Phy, DO. 2010 Research Day, American Federation for Medical Research Regional Meeting, 2nd place winner.
  • DUODENAL MYXOLIPOMA PRESENTING AS A GI BLEED. Joseph E. Hancock,MD, Hua Chen, MD, Grace H. Sun, FNP, Sharmila Dissanaike, MD. 2006 ACG Abstracts.
  • CONSERVATIVE MANAGEMENT OF GRADE IV LIVER LACERATION WITH HEPATIC AND BILE DUCT INJURY IN PEDIATRIC PATIENT USING ERCP STENTING AND PERCUTANEOUS DRAINAGE. Joseph E. Hancock, MD, Hua Chen, MD, Ronny W. Ford, MD, Grace H. Sun, FNP, Christopher J. Blewett, MD. 2006 ACG Abstracts.
  • ACALCULOUS CHOLECYSTITIS COMPLICATED BY PERFORATION IN SLE. Joseph E. Hancock, MD, Hua Chen, MD, Grace H. Sun, FNP. 2008 ACG Abstracts.
  • Other publications: Step 2 Diabetes Review, Contributor to the 2011 updates, ApolloAudiobooks.com.

Yijia Chen

  • Quality improvement project concerning VTE compliance at UMC for the hospitalized medical patients and the orthopedic patients.
  • First author in Case report on Lenalidomide-Induced Interstitial Lung disease. Published in Pharmacotherapy. 2010 Mar;30(3):325.
  • Help Dr. Do in writing on Vaccines in the Management of Hypertension. Published in Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2010 Jul;10(7):1077-87.

Rita Corona

  • Presentations: "Confronting Health Disparities in our Hispanic Population." TTU Latino/Hispanic Faculty and Staff Association's Second Annual Cultural Awareness Seminar. April 18, 2007.
  • Corona, R., Larppanichpoonphol, P., Kimbrough, R. Seronegative Neurosyphilis in Patients with HIV: Transformation from "The Great Imitator to "The Great Masquerader". Poster presentation at the 2010 American Federation for Medical Research Southern Regional Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 2010.
  • Cevik, C., Wilborn, T., Corona, R., Schanzmeyer, E., Nugent, K. Post-cardiac injury syndrome following transvenous pacemaker insertion: A case report and review of the literature. Heart, Lung and Circulation May 2009.
  • Singhatiraj E., Corona R., Nugent K., Robinson M. Investigation of Individuals Exposed to a Healthcare Worker with Cavitary Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology May 2009, Vol. 30, No. 5.
  • Yaqub Y., Corona R., Kitten M., Hall M., Nugent K., Raj R. A Project on a Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Obesity in Children and Adolescents. Anticipated Abstract Presentation at the 2007 American Federation for Medical Research Southern Regional Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 8-10, 2007.

Weeranun Dechyapirom

  • Publications: Bode M, Wu Y, Pi X, Lockyer P, Dechyapirom W, Portbury A, Patterson C. Regulation of ankyrin repeat and suppressor of cytokine signalling box protein 4 expression in the immortalized murine endothelial cell line MS1 and SVR: a role for tumor necrosis factor alpha and oxygen. Cell Biochemistry & Function. 2011 June; 29(4): 334-341.
  • Dechyapirom W, Bode M, Soontrapa S, Nugent K. Pericardial tamponade as initial presentation of acute leukemia. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2011 Feb; 59(2): 381.
  • Dechyapirom W, Bode, Nugent K. Protein C deficiency associated with premature acute ischemic stroke. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2011 Feb; 59(2):426.
  • Limsuwat C, Dechyapirom W, Nugent K, Alalawi R. Pulmonary leukostasis with acute respiratory distress syndrome: clinical presentation of acute myeloid leukemia. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2011 Feb; 59(2):388.
  • Dechyapirom W, Cevik C, Nugent K. Concurrent acute coronary syndrome and ischemic stroke following multiple bee stings. International Journal of Cardiology. 2010 May 18 (Epub ahead of print).
  • Cevik C, Izgi C, Dechyapirom W, Nugent K. Treatment of prosthetic valve thrombosis: rationale for a prospective randomized clinical trial. Journal of Heart Valve Disease. 2010 Mar; 19(2): 161-170.
  • Cevik C, Izgi C, Dechyapirom W, Nugent K. Treatment of prosthetic valve thrombosis: rationale for a prospective randomized clinical trial. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2010 Feb; 58(2): 437.
  • Dechyapirom W, Cevik C, Nugent K. Concurrent acute coronary syndrome and ischemic stroke following multiple bee stings. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2010 Feb; 58(2): 365.
  • Oral Presentations: Dechyapirom W, Bode M, Soontrapa S, Nugent K. Pericardial tamponade as initial presentation of acute leukemia. Journal of Investigative Medicine. Oral Presentation presented at Southern Regional Meeting; New Orleans, LA. February 2011.
  • Dechyapirom W, Cevik C, Nugent K. Concurrent acute coronary syndrome and ischemic stroke following multiple bee stings. Oral presentation presented at Southern Regional Meeting; New Orleans, LA. February 2010.
  • Poster Presentation: Dechyapirom W, Bode M, Nugent K. Protein C deficiency associated with premature acute ischemic stroke. Poster presentation at Southern Society of Clinical Investigation Meeting; New Orleans, LA. February 2011.

Sameer Islam

  • Awards and Honors: 2011, American College of Physicians, Clinical Vignette, National, First Place Associates Oral Vignette
  • 2011, American Federation for Medical Research-Scholar
  • 2010, American College of Physicians, Texas Chapter, State of Texas, First Place Associates Oral Vignette
  • 2010, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • 2010, American College of Physicians, Texas Chapter, Northwest Division-First Place Associates Oral Vignette
  • 2009, American Federation for Medical Research-Scholar
  • 2009, Resident of the Month, University Medical Center (July)
  • 2008, American College of Physicians, Texas Chapter-First Place Poster Presentation
  • Professional Activities: 2010-Present, Reviewer for Heart & Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care. I am a resident reviewer for this journal of critical care. I have reviewed case reports and abstracts for acceptance in this journal. Impact factor of journal: 1.337
  • 2009-Present: Reviewer for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. I am a resident reviewer for this prestigious gastrointestinal journal. I have reviewed  case reports and abstracts for acceptance in this journal. Impact factors of journal: 6.713
  • Abstracts and Poster Presentations: Islam S. "My Eyes Are Bouncing." American College of Physicians, National Conference, San Diego, CA. 2011.
  • Islam S, Frandah W, Moreland A, Islam E, Nugent K. "Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis and Proton Pump Inhibitors: Correlation of Disease Process." Southern Society of Clinical Investigators Annual Meeting, New Orleans LA, 2011.
  • Islam E, Cerdan M, Sturgeon A, Islam S, D'Cunha N, Nugent K. "Two Unusual Foci of Metastatic Melanoma." Southern Society of Clinical Investigators Annual Meeting, New Orleans LA, 2011.
  • Islam S, Nugent K, Islam E, Raj R. "Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum in Asthmatic Patient." Southern Society of Clinical Investigators Annual Meeting, New Orleans LA, 2011.
  • Islam S, Cevik C, Islam E, Nugent K. "Left Ventricular Assist Devices and Gastrointestinal Bleeding." Southern Society of Clinical Investigators Annual Meeting, New Orleans LA, 2011.
  • Islam E, Limsuwat C, Islam S, Berdine G, Nugent, K. "Steroid Induced Hyperglycemia in Patients with Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease." Southern Society of Clinical Investigators Annual Meeting, New Orleans LA, 2011.
  • Islam S, Merriman G, Parupudi S. "CMV Pancreatitis in a Patient with SLE: Case Report and Review of Literature." American College of Gastroenterology, San Antonio, TX 2010.
  • Islam S, Islam E, Parupudi S. "Double Cystic Duct in a Patient with Sinus Inversus Totalis." American College of Gastroenterology, San Antonio, TX 2010.
  • Islam S, Islam E, Nugent K, Raj J. "Abdominal Wall Hematoma Following Paracentesis." American College of Gastroenterology, San Antonio, TX 2010.
  • Islam S, Islam E, Cevik C, Phy M. "Factors in developing Clostridium Difficile in Post-Digestive Disease Week, New Orleans, LA 2010.
  • Islam S, Islam E, Nugent K. "Gastric Bezoar Manifesting as Acute Pancreatitis (Rapunzel Syndrome)," Southern Society of Clinical Investigators Annual Meeting, New Orleans LA, 2010.
  • Islam S, Islam E, Parupudi S. "Sigmoid Plasmacytoma Mimicking Colon Cancer in a Multiple Myeloma Patient," American College of Gastroenterology, San Diego CA, 2009.
  • Islam S, Islam E, Parupudi S. "Congenital Hypertrophy Retinal Pigment Epithelium as a Manifestation of Colon Cancer," American College of Gastroenterology, San Diego CA, 2009.
  • Islam S, Islam E, Parupudi S. "A Rare Manifestation of Bevacizumab-Induced Pneumatosis Intestinalis,"
  • Islam S, Kiatsimkul P, Islam E, Parupudi S. "Imatinib Mesylate Induced Gastric B-Cell Lymphoma," American College of Gastroenterology, San Diego CA, 2009.
  • Islam S, Nugent K, Islam E, Al-Tamimi H, Suarez J. "Case of Heyde's Syndrome: An Association Between Angiodysplasia and Aortic Stenosis," Society of General Internal Medicine, Miami FL, 2009.
  • Islam S, Nugent K, Islam E, Al-Tamimi H, Suarez J. "Aortic Stenosis and Angiodysplasia - A Case of Heyde's Syndrome," American College of Physicians Texas Chapter, Dallas TX, 2008, First Place.
  • Publications: Velasco A, Islam S, Nugent K. "Bilateral Foot Necrosis Secondary to Hepatitis C Virus induced Mixed Type II Cryoglobulinemia." Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Accepted.
  • Islam S, Frandah W, Moreland A, Islam E, Nugent K. "Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis and Proton Pump Inhibitors: Correlation of Disease Process." Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2011 Feb; 59 (2): 148.
  • Islam E, Cerdan M, Sturgeon A, Islam S, D'Cunha N, Nugent K. "Two Unusual Foci of Metastatic Melanoma." Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2011 Feb; 59 (2): 427.
  • Islam S, Nugent K, Islam E, Raj R. "Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum in Asthmatic Patient." Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2011 Feb; 59 (2): 457.
  • Islam S, Cevik C, Islam E, Nugent K. "Left Ventricular Assist Devices and Gastrointestinal Bleeding." Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2011 Feb; 59 (2): 482.
  • Islam E, Limsuwat C, Islam S, Berdine G, Nugent K. "Steroid Induced Hyperglycemia in Patients with Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease." Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2011 Feb; 59 (2): 527.
  • Islam S, Merriman G, Parupudi S. "CMV Pancreatitis in a Patient with SLE: Case Report and Review of Literature." American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2010 Oct; 105 (Supplement 1): S218.
  • Islam S, Islam E, Parupudi S. "Double Cystic Duct in a Patient with Sinus Inversus Totalis." American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2010 Oct; 105 (Supplement 1): S220-221.
  • Islam S, Islam E, Nugent K, Raj R. "Abdominal Wall Hematoma Following Paracentesis." American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2010 Oct; 105 (Supplement 1): S278-279.
  • Islam S, Islam E, Hodges D, Williams M, Nugent K, Parupudi S. Endoscopic Removal of Long Rigid Foreign Bodies in Duodenum. World Journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. May 2010; 2(5): 186-189.
  • Islam S, Islam E, Nugent K, Hodges D, Parupudi S. Congenital Hypertrophy Retinal Pigment Epithelium as a Manifestation of Colon Cancer. American Journal of Gastroenterology.
  • Islam S, Attaya M, Parupudi S, Attaya E, D'Cunha N, Labib S, Hodges D, Nugent K. Sigmoid Plasmacytoma Mimicking Colon Cancer in a Multiple Myeloma Patient: Case Report and Review of Literature. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
  • Islam S, Cevik C, Singhatiraj S, Islam E, Jones J, Rodriguez S, Nugent K. Pulmonary Valve Stenosis Causing Massive Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm in a 70-year old Woman. Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine. 2010 May.
  • Islam S, Islam E, Parupudi S. Sigmoid Plasmacytoma Mimicking Colon Cancer in a Multiple Myeloma Patient. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2009 Oct; 104(Supplement 3): S342.
  • Islam S, Islam E, Parupudi S. A Rare Manifestation of Bevacizumab-Induced Pneumatosis Intestinalis. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2009 Oct; 104(Supplement 3): S275.
  • Islam S, Kiatsimkul P, Islam E, Parupudi S. Imatinib Mesylate Induced Gastric B-Cell Lymphoma. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2009 Oct; 104(Supplement 3): S224.
  • Islam S, Islam E, Nugent K, Hodges D, Parupudi S. Congenital Hypertrophy Retinal Pigment Epithelium as a Manifestation of Colon Cancer. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2009 Oct; 104(Supplement 3): S397-S398.
  • Islam S, Nugent K, Islam E. Case of Heyde's Syndrome: An Association Between Angiodysplasia and Aortic Stenosis. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2009 Apr; 24(Supplement 1): 229.
  • Islam S, Islam E, Nugent K. Gastric Bezoar Manifesting as Acute Pancreatitis (Rapunzel Syndrome). Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2010 Feb; 2: 132.
  • Islam S, Nugent K, Raj R. Abominal Wall Hematoma Following Paracentesis. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2010 Feb 2: 511.
  • Armstrong CS, Hoover JM, Fox CJ, Field AM, Richards TA, Islam SR, Kaye AD. Anesthesia and congestive heart failure: pathology, medical and surgical management. Middle East J Anesthesiology. 2006 Jun;18(5):825-50.
  • Islam S, Islam E, Nugent K. Heyde's Disease- A Review of the Literature. Journal of Heart Valve Disease.
  • Islam S, Islam E, Cevik C, Otahbachi M, Al-Tamimi H, Nugent K. Heyde and Seek: A Case Report. The Journal of Acute and Critical Care.
  • Islam S, Islam E, Schoettle B, Miranda L, Parupudi S. Double Cystic Duct in Patient with Situs Inversus. In Progress.
  • Islam S, Islam E, Hodges D. Rapunzel Syndrome: Case Report and Review of Literature. In Progress.
  • Bhatt R, Wiseman A, Islam S. "Tumor Blush in Atrial Myxoma." In Progress.
  • Islam S, Hodges D, Zuckerman M. ERCP in the Elderly: Complications and Repercussions. In Progress.
  • Islam S, Frandah W, Parupudi. Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis and Proton-Pump Inhibitors: Is there an Association. In Progess.
  • Islam S, Byrne T. Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio as a Marker for Recurrent Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Liver Transplant Patients. In Progress.

Taher Katouzian

  • Taher Katouzian DO, Catherine Jones MD, Panupong Larppanichpoonphol MD, Kenneth Nugent MD, Rishi Raj MD. H1N1 pneumonia and respiratory failure. Single center experience, case series and review of literature on performance characteristics rapid screening tests for the novel H1N1 influenza virus. 2010 Southern Regional Meeting Abstract Submission. Publication Status: Submitted.

Porntip Kiatsimkul

  • Poster Presentation: American College of Gastroenterology, annual meeting, San Francisco October, 2009 "Imatinib Mesylate Induced Gastric B-Cell Lymphoma"
  • Oral Presentation: Regional American College of Physicians Meeting, Amarillo, TX, April, 2010 "Acute abdominal pain, Thrombocytopenia and Acute Kidney Injury"
  • Publication: Chen Y, Kiatsimkul P, Nugent K, Raj R. Lenalidomide induced interstitial lung disease. Pharmacotherapy, 2010 Mar:30(3): 325.

Saowanee Ngamruengphong

  • Publications: Ngamruengphong S, Sharma VK, Das A. Diagnostic yield of methylene blue chromoendoscopy for detecting specialized intestinal metaplasia and dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus: a meta-analysis. Gastrointest Endosc. 2009;69(6):1024-8. PMID: 19215918.
  • Ngamruengphong S, Sharma VK, Nguyen B, Das A. Assessment of Response to Neoadjuvant Therapy in Esophageal Cancer - an Updated Systematic Review of Diagnostic accuracy of EUS and FDG-PET. Disease of Esophagus 2010;23(3):216-31. PMID: 19515185.
  • Das A, Ngamruengphong S, Nagendra S, Chak A. Asymptomatic pancreatic cystic neoplasm: A cost-effectiveness analysis of different strategies of management. Gastrointest Endosc 2009;70(4):690-699.e6. PMID: 19647240.
  • Singhatiraj E, Ngamruengphong S, Nugent K, Larppanichpoonphol P. Jaundice and Fever Following a Trip Abroad. Medscape. http://cme.medscape.com/viewarticle/709964
  • Ngamruengphong S, Li F, Zhou Y, Chak A, Cooper GS, Das A. Endoscopic Ultrasound and Survival in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer: A population-based study. Gastrointest Endosc 2010;72:78-83. PMID: 20620274.
  • Singhatiraj E, Ngamruengphong S, Nugent K, Rakvit A, Parupudi S. Potential Preventability of Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis. Dig Dis Sci. 2011 Mar 11. PMID: 21394460.
  • Ngamruengphong S, Leontiadis GI, Radhi S, Dentino A, Nugent K. Proton Pump Inhibitors and Risk of Fracture: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies. Am J Gastroenterol. 2011 Apr 12. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21483462.
  • ABSTRACTS:Ngamruengphong S, Sharma VK, Das A. Diagnostic Yield of Methylene Blue Chromoendoscopy (MB) and Conventional 4-Quadrant Random Biopsy (RB) for Detecting Specialized Intestinal Metaplasia (SIM) and Dysplasia in Barrett's Esophagus (BE): A Meta- Analysis. Gastrointest Endosc 2008; 67 (5): AB 172.
  • Ngamruengphong S, Das, A, Sharma VK. Assessment of Response to Neoadjuvant Therapy in Esophageal Cancer - A Systematic Review of Diagnostic Accuracy of Endosonography (EUS) and Fluorine 1 8-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography (FDG-PET). Gastrointest Endosc 2008; 67(5): AB 199-200.
  • Ngamruengphong 5, Rakvit A, Parupudi S. Endoscopic Resection of Granular cell tumor of the esophagus presenting with dysphagia and odynophagia: A case report. J Invest Med 2009; 57 (1): 331.
  • Ngamruengphong S, Radhi S, Rakvit A, Parupudi S. Physicians' adherence to AASLD antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines for patients with cirrhosis and gastrointestinal bleeding. Am J Gastroenterol 2009. 104(S3): S147.
  • Ngamruengphong S, Rakvit A, Hodges D. Patients' understanding of surveillance colonoscopy interval for adenomatous colon polyps. Am J Gastroenterol 2009. 104(S3): S569.
  • Ngamruengphong S, Nugent K, Parupudi S. Potential preventability of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis: Study of adherence practices of AASLD guidelines on antibiotic prophylaxis for SBP at a University hospital. Am J Gastroenterol 2009. 104(S3): S146.
  • Ngamruengphong S, Parupudi S. Salvage EUS-guided Cholecysto-gastric Drainage for Treatment of Cholangitis Due to Pancreatic Pseudocyst Complicated by Extensive Splenoporto-caval Thrombosis. Am J Gastroenterol 2009. 104(S3):S242. Ngamruengphong S, Leontiadis GI, Crowell MD, Chaliki HP, Sharma VK. Risk of Adverse Cardiovascular Events With Concomitant use of Clopidogrel and Proton Pump Inhibitors(PPI): Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies. Gastroenterology 2010. 138(S1): S483
  • Ngamruengphong S, Kim HJ, Das A, Fleischer DE, Sharma VK. Stepwise Circumferential and Focal RF Ablation Using the HALO System in Barrett Esophagus (BE) With or Without Dysplasia: A Single Center Experience. Gastrointest Endosc 2010. 71(5): AB177
  • Ngamruengphong S, Crowell MD, Das A. Long Term Cancer-Free Survival Is Similar With Either Endoscopic or Surgical Treatment of Malignant Colo-Rectal Polyps - Report of an Analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Database. Gastrointest Endosc 2010. 71(5): AB129
  • Singhatiraj E, Ngamruengphong S, Nugent K. Acute Dopaminergic depletion: review of literatures. Journal of Investigative Medicine 2010. 58(2): 360
  • Ngamruengphong S, Radhi S, Rakvit A, Parupudi S. Physicians' Adherence to AASLD Guidelines for Patients with Cirrhosis and Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Am J Gastroenterol 2010.105(S1): 5111.
  • Ngamruengphong S, Leontiadis GI, Radhi S, Nugent K. Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors and Fracture: Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies. Gastroenterology 2011.140(S1):S731.
  • Ngamruengphong S, Jones C, Parupudi S. Conditional Survival in Pancreatic Cancer: An Analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and END Results. Gastroenterology 2011.140(S1): S195-6.
  • Kijsirichareanchai K, Ngamruengphong S, Radhi S. Rakvit A, Parupudi S. Impact of Standardized Order Sets on Physicians' Adherence to AASLD Guidelines for Patients With Cirrhosis and Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Gastroenterology 2011. 140(S1):S552.
  • Panamonta N, Rakvit A, Ngamruengphong S, Nugent K, Kijsirichareanchai K. Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Versus Conventional Transmural Drainage of Pancreatic Pseudocyst: A Meta-Analysis Study. Gastroenterology 2011. 140(S1): S715.
  • PRESENTATIONS: Ngamruengphong S, Sharma VK, Das A. Diagnostic Yield of Methylene Blue Chromoendoscopy (MB) and Conventional 4-Quadrant Random Biopsy (RB) for Detecting Specialized Intestinal Metaplasia (SIM) and Dysplasia in Barrett's Esophagus (BE): A Meta-Analysis. Presented at Digestive Disease Week. San Diego, CA 2008.
  • Ngamruengphong S, Das A, Sharma VK. Assessment of Response to Neoadjuvant Therapy in Esophageal Cancer - A Systematic Review of Diagnostic Accuracy of Endosonography (EUS) and Fluorine 1 8-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography (FDG-PET). Presented at Digestive Disease Week. San Diego, CA 2008.
  • Ngamruengphong S, Rakvit A, Parupudi S. Endoscopic Resection of Granular cell tumor of the esophagus presenting with dysphagia and odynophagia: A case report. Presented at Southern Society For Clinical Investigation. New Orleans, LA 2009.
  • Ngamruengphong S, Radhi 5, Rakvit A, Parupudi S. Physicians' adherence to AASLD antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines for patients with cirrhosis and gastrointestinal bleeding. Presented at American College of Gastroenterology 2009. San Diego, CA 2009.
  • Ngamruengphong S, Rakvit A, Hodges D. Patients' understanding of surveillance colonoscopy interval for adenomatous colon polyps. Presented at American College of Gastroenterology. San Diego, CA 2009.
  • Ngamruengphong S, Nugent K, Parupudi S. Potential preventability of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis: Study of adherence practices of AASLD guidelines on antibiotic prophylaxis for SBP at a University hospital. Presented at American College of Gastroenterology. San Diego, CA 2009.
  • Ngamruengphong S, Leontiadis GI, Crowell MD, Chaliki HP, Sharma VK. Risk of Adverse Cardiovascular Events With Concomitant use of Clopidogrel and Proton Pump Inhibitors(PPI): Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies. Presented at Digestive Disease Week. New Orleans, LA 2010. Poster of Distinction.
  • Ngamruengphong S, Kim HJ, Das A, Fleischer DE, Sharma VK. Stepwise Circumferential and Focal RF Ablation Using the HALO System in Barrett Esophagus (BE) With or Without Dysplasia: A Single Center Experience. Presented at Digestive Disease Week. New Orleans, LA 2010.
  • Ngamruengphong 5, Crowell MD, Das A. Long Term Cancer-Free Survival Is Similar With Either Endoscopic or Surgical Treatment of Malignant Cob-Rectal Polyps - Report of an Analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Database. Oral presentation at Digestive Disease Week. New Orleans, LA 2010.
  • Ngamruengphong S, Radhi 5, Rakvit A, Parupudi S. Physicians' Adherence to AASLD Guidelines for Patients with Cirrhosis and Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Presented at American College of Gastroenterology. San Antonio, Tx 2010.
  • Ngamruengphong S, Leontiadis GI, Radhi 5, Nugent K. Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors and Fracture: Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies. Presented at Digestive Disease Week. Chicago, IL 2011.
  • Ngamruengphong S, Jones C, Parupudi S. Conditional Survival in Pancreatic Cancer: An Analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and END Results. Oral presentation at Digestive Disease Week. Chicago, IL 2011.

Evamaria Nourbakhsh

  • Nourbakhsh E MD, Nugent K. MD. A bedside Guide to Mechanical Ventilation, book. April 2011.
  • Nourbakhsh E MD, Nugent K. MD, Hirsch S. MD. Unusual Case of Generalized Lymphadenopathy. Am J Med Sci. 2010 Jul;340(1):84-8.
  • Nourbakhsh E. MD, Nugent R. PhD, Wang H, Cevik C. MD, Nugent K. MD. Comparison of Medical Literature Searches Using Either PubMed Central or Google Scholar. Submitted
  • Nourbakhsh E. MD, Anvari R. MD, Nugent K. MD, Thaxton L. MD, Malik A. DO, D'Cunha N. MD. Post-operative Bleeding In A Patient With Normal Coagulation Test. Amer J of Med Sci. Accepted
  • Nourbakhsh E. MD, Nugent K. MD, Raj R. MD. An Unusual Case of Multi-organ Failure, Medscape CME. Accepted
  • Nourbakhsh E. MD, Nugent K. MD, Anvari R. MD. Abdominal wall hematomas associated with low molecular weight heparins: an important complication in older patients. Journal of American Geriatrics Society. Accepted
  • Presentations: Poster: An Unusual Cause of Post-Operative Bleeding. Poster: Abdominal Wall Hematoma Caused by Low Molecular Weight Heparin: a Review of Cases and Management. Southern Society of Clinical Investigation; New Orleans, LA. February 2011.
  • Poster: Abdominal Wall Hematoma Caused by Low Molecular Weight Heparin: a Review of Cases and Management. SCCM's 40th Critical Care Congress. January 2011.
  • Oral: Comparison of Medical Literature Searches Using Either PubMed Centeral or Google Scholar. Southern Society for Clinical Investigation; New Orleans, LA. February 2010.

Sailaja Vallabhajosula

  • Publications: Vallabhajosula S, Radhi 5, Cevik C, Nugent K. 2010 Journal of Investigative Medicine 58: 425, 2010.
  • Presentations/Abstracts: PARANEOPLASTIC LAMBERT EATON MYASTHENIC SYNDROME ASSOCIATED WITH PROSTATE CANCER Sailaia Vallabhaiosula MD, Samantha Goodman, MD, Jongyeol Kim, MD2, Kenneth Nugent, MD, Rishi Raj, MD - Presented at SRM 2011 New Orleans.
  • Turner's syndrome and cardiovascular disease - a case report - Sailaja Vallabhajosula M.D., Farah Fahmi, Parastoo Momeni Phd., Gary Meyerrose M.D.- Presented in SRM 20011 New Orleans.
  • Vallabhajosula S, Radhi S, Cevik C, Nugent K. Hyperthyroidism is associate with reversible pulmonary hypertension. Presented at the annual conference of the Southern Society of Clinical Investigation, New Orleans 2010.
  • Vallabhajosula S, Warraich I, Hardwicke F, Parupudi S. Adenocarcinoid of appendix with ovarian (pseudo-Krukenberg's), biliary (pseudo-Klatskin' s) and umbilical (Sister Joseph's nodule) metastases. Am J Gastroenterol 2009; 104: S279. Presented at the annual conference of the American College of Gastroenterology 2009.
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