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Publications, Presentations and Abstracts

Journal Clubs are presented by our PGY-2 residents and organized by the Educational Chief Resident.The series itself take place once monthly during a pre-scheduled noon conference hour during the academic year. A trial of the resident's choosing is presented. All in all, the goal of this series is to familiarize residents with the most current nation wide discussions in Internal Medicine, how to interpret the (biostatistical) language in the trials themselves, and to use critical thinking to assess each trial's potentially practice-changing capabilities. Special thanks goes out to Dr.Kiani and our Educational Chief Resident who have played central roles in the development of the Journal Club program.

First, our second year residents review the most current and relevant landmark trials in the field of Internal Medicine with our dedicated faculty. Next, they pick an article of their choosing to present and develop a detailed PowerPoint presentation. PGY-2s are encouraged to invite one of our many in-house specialists in the field covered by their trial. Prior to the day of, our second years will rehearse their presentation with our faculty.

Below, we present an archive of the Journal Clubs thus far since the inaugural presentation in January 2019.

  • Kelso, C. Safety and Efficacy of the BNT162b2 mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine. January 27, 2021.
  • Jha, G. Marik Protocol and VITAMINS Trial, Effect of Vitamin C, Hydrocortisone, and Thiamine vs Hydrocortisone Alone on Time Alive and Free of Vasopressor Support and Among Patients with Septic Shock. January 5, 2021.
  • Sierra, J. EMPEROR-Reduced Trial, Cardiovascular and Renal Outcomes with Empagliflozin in Heart Failure. October 13, 2020.
  • Hamdan, A. A randomized, double-blind, controlled trial comparing rifaximin plus lactulose with lactulose alone in treatment of over hepatic encephalopathy. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2013. 108(9):1458-1463. JC September 23, 2020.
  • Mekala, A. ISAR-REACT 5 Trial, Ticagrelor or Prasugrel in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes. January 22, 2020.
  • Aliuddin, A. CASSINI & AVERT Trials, Rivaroxaban for Thromboprophylaxis in High-Risk Ambulatory patients with Cancer & Apixaban to Prevent VTE in Patients with Cancer. January 6, 2020.
  • Perez C. DAPA-HF Trial, Dapagliflozin in patients with Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction. October 23, 2019.
  • Ronen JA. COMPLETE Trial, Complete Revascularization with Multivessel PCI for Myocardial Infarction. September 25, 2019.
  • Rajashekar G. CREDENCE Trial, Canagliflozin and renal outcomes in type 2 diabetes and nephropathy. May 22, 2019.
  • Hayden J. PIONEER-HF Trial, Angiotensin-Neprilysin inhibitor in acute decompensated heart failure. April 24, 2019.
  • Kodavanti C. DOSE-AHF Trial, Diuretic strategies in patients with acute decompensated heart failure. March 15, 2019.
  • Buschardt M. KEYNOTE-189 Trial, Pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy in metastatic non-small-cell cancer.February 23, 2019.
  • Garner O. Patient Quality and Safety Conference: Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in the hospitalized patient; a case study in patient quality and safety. January 18, 2019.

    *Landmark trials as listed above are derived from postings to The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) online.
  • Ammu A, Mekala A, Mungara S. DEXA scan in patients eligible for osteoporosis screening (Did I order DEXA?). 9/18/19 – 9/18/21.
  • Nguyen C, Mungara S. Reducing insomnia in hospitalized patients in MCH.
  • Kelso C, Kiani S. Efficient management of message center. 10/16/19 -- 10/16/21. [3rd place winner TX ACP Fall meeting: 2020 Resident Abstract Competition (Quality Improvement category -- North Division)
  • Kolli S, Sierra David J, Jha G, Kodavanti C. Choosing wisely: decreasing utilization of unnecessary non-intensive care telemetry monitoring by modifying electronic health record at MCH. Depression questionnaire. Jan 2020.       
  • Oud L. Epidemiology and outcomes of sepsis among hospitalizations with systemic lupus erythematosus admitted to the ICU: a population-based cohort study. J Intensive Care 2020 Jan 6; 8:3.
  • Ronen JA, Catalasan G, et al. Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome: a rare genetic disorder involving spontaneous pneumothoraces and fibrofolliculomas. Chest 2020 Annual Meeting Supplement 2020 Mar.
  • Ronen JA, Oud L. The prognostic impact of mental illness among hospitalized patients with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in Texas 2007-2014. Chest 2020 Annual Meeting Supplement 2020 Mar.
  • Oud L. Trends of time to hospital mortality versus timing of death among patients with septic shock in administrative data. Crit Care Med 2020 Mar; 48(3):e249.
  • Oud L. In-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation of patients with HIV infection: a population-based cohort study of epidemiology and outcomes. J Clin Med Res 2020 Apr; 12(4):233-242.
  • Ronen JA, Malik FA, Kolli S, et al. More than meets the eye: Aspergillus-related orbital apex syndrome. Cureus 2020 July 23; 12(7):e9352. PMID 32850224 doi:10.7759/cureus.9352.
  • Pal V, et al. Effect of low positive end of treatment viral load with direct-acting antiviral therapy on sustained virologic response. Canadian J Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2020 July 27.
  • Patel U, Malik P, Malik FA, et al. Age-adjusted risk factors associated with mortality and mechanical ventilation utilization amongst COVID-19 hospitalizations – a systematic review and meta-analysis. SN Compr Clin Med 2, 29 Aug 2020; 1740-1749. doi:10.1007/s42399-020-00476-w.
  • Singh S, Fong HK, Malik FA, et al. COVID-19 and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a systematic review and meta-analysis (letter to the editor). Resuscitation 15 Sept 2020; 156 (2020):164-166.
  • Malik P, Patel U, Malik FA, et al. Obesity a predictor of outcomes of COVID-19 hospitalized patients – a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Med Virol 2020 Sept 25; 1-6. doi:10.1002/jmv.26555.
  • Agasthi P, Venepally N, et al. Comparison of echocardiographic parameters with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in the assessment of right ventricular function. Echocardiography 2020 Oct 4; 37(11)1792-1802. doi:10.1111/echo.14877.
  • Iardino A, Oud L, Boccalandro F. Code Blues. Crit Care Med 2020 Jan; 48(1):1-2.
  • Ronen JA, Mekala A, Mungara S. A flare-up of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with unusual enteric predominance. Cureus 2/21/2020; 12(2):e7068. PMID 32226670. DOI:10.7759/cureus.7068
  • Ronen JA, Ammu A, et al. An asymptomatic case of radiologically active neurocysticercosis. Cureus 2/21/2020; 12(5):e8219. PMID 32582480 DOI:10.7759/cureus.8219
  • Agasthi P, Venepally NR, et al. Does resting cardiac power index affect survival post-transcatheter aortic valve replacement? J Invasive Cardiol 2020; 32(4):129-137. Epub 2020 Mar 20.
  • DaSilva-deAbreu A, Bracamonte-Baran W, et al. Characteristics and outcomes of pulmonary angioplasty with or without stenting for sarcoidosis-associated pulmonary hypertension: systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis. Curr Prob Cardiol 2020 May 19; 100616. DOI:10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2020.100616
  • Asim R, Reddy A, Grigorieva Olson O, Ronen JA, Prasad V. Hypertension with brachydactyly syndrome: a case report. Cureus 2020 May 28; 12(5):e8329. PMID 32617206 DOI:10.7759/cureus.8329
  • Iardino A, Amar Z, Ahmed Y. Epstein-Barr-positive classical Hodgkin lymphoma-associated haemophagocytic lymphohistocytiosis: a rare case. BMJ Case Rep. 2018;2018. pii: bcr-2018-225262. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2018-225262.
  • Orellana G, Barragan AM, Garner O, Iardino A. End of the line: central venous catheter mishap. BMJ Case Rep. 2019;12(4). pii: e230170. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2019-230170.
  • Iardino A, Garner O, Rajasekar S, Alexander A, Helekar A, Shim G, Loveman D, Chemitiganti R, Bhairavarasu K. Atypical Presentation of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) in a Middle-Aged Adult. Am J Case Rep. 2019;20:361-365. doi: 10.12659/AJCR.911397.
  • Iardino A, Amar Z, Ahmed Y. Epstein-Barr-positive classical Hodgkin lymphoma-associated haemophagocytic lymphohistocytiosis: a rare case. BMJ Case Rep. 2018;2018. pii: bcr-2018-225262. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2018-225262.
  • Garner O, Iardino A, Ramirez A, Yakoby M. Cardiomyopathy induced by anabolic-androgenic steroid abuse. BMJ Case Rep. 2018;2018. pii: bcr-2017-223891. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2017-223891.
  • Garner O, Ramirez A, Iardino A. A case of posterior reversible encephelpathy syndrome associated with sepsis. BMJ Case Rep. 2018;2018. pii: bcr-2018-225128. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2018-225128.
  • Pal V, Ahmed Y, Singh S, Bhairavarasu K, Oud L. Awareness of Birth Cohort Hepatitis C Testing Recommendation Among Baby Boomers: An Exploratory Survey Study. South Med J. 2019 112(3):147-153.
  • Ronen JA, Nguyen A, Mueller JN, Lee H. Intracranial Atherosclerosis Versus Primary Angiitis of the Central Nervous System: a Case Report. Cureus. 2018. DOI: 10.7759/cureus.3031
  • Ronen JA, Castaneda K, Sadre SY. Early Accreta and Uterine Rupture in the Second Trimester. Cureus. Published: 7/1/2018. DOI: 10.7759/cureus.2904.
  • Ronen JA, Gavin M, Ruppert M, et al. (April 27, 2019) Glycemic Disturbances in Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma. Cureus 11(4): e4551. doi:10.7759/cureus.4551
  • Onteddu NK, Pulivarthi VSKK, Ginnavaram M, Kedika R. Olmesartan-induced enteropathy. BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Oct 2;2018. pii: bcr-2018-224411. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2018-224411.
  • Hindi Z, Gad A, Jarvis C, Zahoor T, Spellman C, Filleur S. Effect of Serum Deprivation Stress on Signal Induction Regulatory Protein-Alpha (SIRP-Alpha)-Mediated Erythrophagocytosis by Macrophages. Med Sci Monit Basic Res. 2019;25:100-106.
  • Garner O, Iardino A, Oud L. Epidemiology and outcomes of critically ill patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Crit Care Med 2019; 47:175.
  • Iardino A, Garner O, Oud L. Changes in captured ICU populations by diagnostic vs procedural codes following transition to ICD-10. Crit Care Med 2019; 47:175.
  • Garner O, Iardino A, Oud L. A pilot study to enhance medical trainees’ knowledge of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines. Crit Care Med 2019; 47:505.
  • Iardino A, Garner O, Lotta F. Insulin for a broken heart. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2018; 197:A3476.
  • Onteddu N. Water exchange colonoscopy is superior to air/carbon dioxide insufflation and water immersion techniques: a meta-analysis and systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2018; 87(6S):AB 478-479, Mo1687.
  • Tatomir A, Mekala A, et al. RGC-32 regulates reactive astrocytosis and extracellular matrix deposition in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Immunol Res 2018 Jul 13. PMID 30006805. DOI:10/1007/s12026-018-9011-x.
  • Purvis C, Gad A, et al. A comparison of the histopathologic growth patterns between non-Merkel cell small round blue cell tumors and Merkel cell carcinoma. Am J Dermatopathol 2018 Jul 24. PMID 30045067. DOI:10/1097/DAD0000000000001232.
  • Oud L. Contemporary trends of outcomes among ICU admissions. Chest 2018 Aug; 154(2):464. PMID 30080517.
  • Alnimer Y, Hindi Z, Katako K. The effect of perioperative Bevacizumab on disease-free and overall survival in locally advanced HER-2 negative breast cancer: a meta-analysis. Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research. 2018 Aug 3; 12:1178223418792250.  PMID 30090017.
  • Oud L. Disparities in the propensity for interhospital transfer among mechanically ventilated septic patients. Crit Care Med 2018 Sep; 46(9):e962-e963. PMID 30113384.
  • Oud L, Chan YM. Predictors and variation of routine home discharge in critically ill adults with cystic fibrosis. Heart Lung 2018 Sep-Oct. DOI:10.1016/j.hrtlng.2018.05.016. PMID 29866586.
  • Elfishawi MM, Gad A, et al. HLA Class I in Egyptian patients with Behcet’s disease: new association with susceptibility, protection, presentation and severity of manifestations. Immunol Invest 2018 Sept 27:1-9. DOI:10.1080/08820139.2018.1517364. PMID 30260727.
  • Oud L. Association of increased attending physician supervision with patient safety and educational outcomes. JAMA Intern Med 2018 Oct 1;178(10):1430-1431. PMID 30285136.
  • Oud L. Patterns of palliative care utilization among patients with end stage liver disease during end-of-life hospitalizations: a population-level analysis. J Crit Care 2018 Dec; 48:290-295. PMID 30269008.
  • Dhindsa S, Chemitiganti R, Ghanim H, et al. Intranasal insulin administration does not affect LH concentrations in men with diabetes. Internatl J Endocrin 2018, article ID 6170154. PMID 30515210. DOI:10.1155/2018/6170154.
  • Hindi Z, Gad A, Spellman C, et al. Effect of serum deprivation stress on signal induction regulatory protein-alpha (SIRP-Alpha)-mediated erythrophagocytosis by macrophages. Med Sci Monit Basic Res 2019 Mar 21; 25:100-106. PMID 30894504. doi:10:12659/msmbr.912659.

 TTUHSC-PB RD 2020 Abstract Submissions

Highlighted entries are from the Internal Medicine Department.

ABSTRACTS/PRESENTATIONS

  • Ronen, JA, Tejada, A, Patel, K, Davis, MI. Embolic Phenomena and Biventricular Heart Failure due to Nonvalvular Infective Endocarditis in a Young Adult Intravenous Drug User. Texas ACC 2020 Annual Meeting. *2nd Place Winner in Resident Physician Clinical Vignette Category*
  • Ronen, JA, Tejada, A, Patel, K, Davis, MI. Embolic Phenomena and Biventricular Heart Failure due to Nonvalvular Infective Endocarditis in a Young Adult Intravenous Drug User. TX ACP Fall meeting: 2020 Virtual Resident Abstract Competition (Clinical Vignette category -- North Division)
  • Ronen JA. A comprehensive review of the cardiovascular implications of COVID-19 disease. West Texas VA Healthcare System Grand Rounds - May 20, 2020.
  • Sarwar MH, Hassan A, Zafar B. 2,4 DNP – A lethal slimming pill.
    The Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles 2020 Jan 8; 8(32) - Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians Annual Meeting Abstract Supplement 2019.
  • Zafar B, Grigorieva Olson O, Davis WR. Euglycemic ketoacidosis in a patient with gestational diabetes. The Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles 2020 Jan 8; 8(32) - Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians Annual Meeting Abstract Supplement 2019.
  • Bracamonte-Baran W, Rajasekar S, Kolli S, Davis WR. Blastic transformation of myelodysplastic syndrome presenting with isolated acute central nervous system involvement. The Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles 2020 Jan 8; 8(32) - Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians Annual Meeting Abstract Supplement 2019.
  • Aliuddin A, Moeen Z, Wlazlo T, Kolli S. Euthyroid Graves’ ophthalmopathy with negative immune-reactive TSH receptor autoantibodies. The Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles 2020 Jan 8; 8(32) - Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians Annual Meeting Abstract Supplement 2019.
  • Milazzo E, Perez C, Kiani S. Improving the no-show rate in an Internal Medicine clinic. The Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles 2020 Jan 8; 8(32) - Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians Annual Meeting Abstract Supplement 2019.
  • Orellana G. An old foe returns. Society of General Internal Medicine 2020 Southern Regional Meeting. New Orleans, LA. February 14, 2020.
  • Briceno A. Fusobacterium necrophorum bacteremia without jugular venous thrombosis: incomplete Lemiere’s syndrome? Society of General Internal Medicine 2020 Southern Regional Meeting. New Orleans, LA. February 14, 2020.
  • Milazzo E. Acute lung toxicity due to nitrofurantoin. Society of General Internal Medicine 2020 Southern Regional Meeting. New Orleans, LA. February 14, 2020.
  • Sierra David JG. An atypical presentation of Lemiere’s Syndrome: necrotizing fasciitis complicated by septic emboli and empyema without thrombophlebitis. Society of General Internal Medicine 2020 Southern Regional Meeting. New Orleans, LA. February 14, 2020.
  • Agusala V, Agusala V, Vij P, Clapp M, Suravajjala D, Kola B. Gender differences in breast feeding education: A retrospective study in West Texas. Presented at Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health Symposium
  • Bilgrami M,  Dominguez C,  Iardino A.  The Risk of Being Young in West Texas. Presented at the Annual Research Day, 2019, Odessa
  • Ronen JA, Rajasekar S, Cowey C. Local Practice Improvement: How Can Proper Utilization of Procalcitonin affect Antibiotic Stewardship at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, TX? Presented at the Annual Research Day, 2019, Odessa
  • Ronen JA, Mekala, A, Mungara SSJ. Could RUQ Abdominal Pain Mean Immunosuppression? Presented at the Annual Research Day, 2019, Odessa
  • Mekala A, Ronen JA, Brigmon M, Mungara SSJ. Blurry Vision with an Unusual Cause. Presented at the Annual Research Day, 2019, Odessa
  • Mekala A, Iardino A, Ronen JA, Mungara SSJ. Does Gaze palsy always stem from CVA? A Case Report. Presented at the Annual Research Day, 2019, Odessa
  • Nowlin J, Suravajjala D, Iardino A. When is Vitamin B12 too low? Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia Induced by Vitamin B12. Presented at the Annual Research Day, 2019, Odessa
  • Olson O, Mungara SS. Norwegian Scabies in Patient with Down Syndrome. Presented at the Annual Research Day, 2019, Odessa
  • Ahmed M, Buschardt M, Iardino A, Aliuddin A. Carney Complex presenting as an Enlarging Scalp Mass and Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma. Presented at the Annual Research Day, 2019, Odessa
  • Buschardt M, Pillarisetty LS, Nagalla S, Bandaru SK. Invasive Ductal Carcinoma of the Breast Presenting as Small Bowel Obstruction and Ruptured Appendix: A Rare Case Report and Review. Presented at the Annual Research Day, 2019, Odessa
  • Esquivel E, Guzman J,  Gudenkauf B, Buie J, Onteddu N, Gupta A. A Case of Splenic Infarction in Acute Pancreatitis. Presented at the Annual Research Day, 2019, Odessa
  • De-Leoz J, Suravajjala D, Raffek H, Selvan V. Mammary Actinomycosis. Presented at the Annual Research Day, 2019, Odessa
  • Olson G, Chang K, Perez C, Wilson E, Castelli M. Effect of Previous Influenza Vaccination on Severity of Influenza Illness in Hospitalized Patients. Presented at the Annual Research Day, 2019, Odessa
  • Olson O. A Dermatologic Mystery. American College of Physicians Regional Associates Day (Northwest Region) Resident Competition. Lubbock, TX. April 24, 2019.
  • Rajashekar G. One Thing Leads to Another. American College of Physicians Regional Associates Day (Northwest Region) Resident Competition. Lubbock, TX. April 24, 2019.
  • Cala J (MS-3), Chahal A, Rush A, Zafar B, Jain B. The effects of acute Fluoxetine treatment among depressed pediatric patients. Presented at the Annual Research Day, 2019, Odessa.
  • Shriver J, Mungara S, et al. EMR documentation of HPV vaccine refusal by primary care physicians at TTUHSC-Permian Basin. Presented at the Annual Research Day, 2019, Odessa.
  • Jacob D (MS-3), Alhourani S, Shreyder K, Davis WR. A sheep in wolf’s clothing: severe neck pain with retropharyngeal effusion on MRI. Presented at the Annual Research Day, 2019, Odessa.
  • Fa A, Gandhi K, Maher J, Shreyder K, Schlabritz-Lutsevich, et al. Maternal obesity in early pregnancy is associated with the decreased active IGF-I availability. Presented at the Annual Research Day, 2019, Odessa.

ABSTRACTS/PRESENTATIONS

  • Salinas I, Perez del Nogal G, Kiani S. Multiple soft tissue tumors: a cancer predisposition genetic disorder. American College of Physicians 2021 National Abstract Competitions
  • Matute-Martinez CF, Sierra David J, Venepally N. Atypical Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: transient mid-ventricular akinesia in early bereavement period. American College of Physicians 2021 National Abstract Competitions
  • Matute-Martinez CF, Aliuddin A. Primary splenic diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (PS-DLBCL) with associated vitamin D-mediated hypercalcemia. American College of Physicians 2021 National Abstract Competitions
  • Matute-Martinez CF, Hamdan A. JAK2-negative polycythemia vera self-controlled by bleeding of colon cancer, debuting as iron deficiency anemia. American College of Physicians 2021 National Abstract Competitions
  • Hamdan A, Matute-Martinez CF, Sierra David J, Kolli S. Sporadic classic-type renal angiomyolipoma with renal vein and inferior vena cava extension: an incidental case. American College of Physicians 2021 National Abstract Competitions
  • Hamdan A, Moeen Z, Tariq H, et al, Mukkera S. IgG4-related retroperitoneal fibrosis treated with glucocorticoids and rituximab. American College of Physicians 2021 National Abstract Competitions
  • Moeen Z, Sidhu M, et al. Active surveillance on renal cell cancer: an enigma unraveled on a young man. American College of Physicians 2021 National Abstract Competitions
  • Sidhu M, Raheem A, Moeen Z, Hamdan A, et al. Pseudo-thrombotic microangiopathy – diagnostic challenge due to similar laboratory findings. American College of Physicians 2021 National Abstract Competitions
  • Chamarti K, Aliuddin A, Babu V, et al. An unusual case of severe cold-type autoimmune hemolytic anemia and hyperbilirubinemia due to Epstein -Barr virus. American College of Physicians 2021 National Abstract Competitions
  • Chamarti K. Low back pain as the presenting symptom in a previously healthy young adult with acute myeloid leukemia. American College of Physicians 2021 National Abstract Competitions
  • Anwar A, Kiani S. A promising approach towards NASH with liraglutide, metformin, and orlistat combination therapy. American College of Physicians 2021 National Abstract Competitions
  • Jha G, Prasad VH, Bajaj K. A case of sarcoidosis with ocular signs mimicking orbital lymphoma. American College of Physicians 2021 National Abstract Competitions
  • Jha G, Bajaj K, Prasad VH. A case of Kikuchi Disease masquerading as lymphoma in a young female. American College of Physicians 2021 National Abstract Competitions
  • Panchagnula N, Sierra David J, Catalasan G. The story of the heart’s wet suit: a case of cardiac tamponade with COVID-19 in a young female. American College of Physicians 2021 National Abstract Competitions
  • Panchagnula N, Milazzo E, Kiani S. Striking the iron while it is hot: late diagnosis of hereditary hemochromatosis in an elderly male. American College of Physicians 2021 National Abstract Competitions
  • Ronen JA. Analysis of the utilization and impact of a hospital procalcitonin protocol. American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). October 29, 2019.
  • Venepally NR, et al. Predictors of in-hospital mortality in patients with newly diagnosed non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis: a systematic review. American Heart Association Scientific Session 2019. Philadelphia, PA. Nov 16, 2019.
  • Pradyumna A, Venepally NR, et al. Artificial Intelligence trumps TAVI-2 score in predicting 1yr survival post transcatheter aortic valve replacement. American Heart Association Scientific Session 2019. Philadelphia, PA. Nov 16, 2019.
  • Agasthi P, Venepally NR, et al. Machine learning helps predict permanent pacemaker requirement post transcatheter aortic valve replacement. American Heart Association Scientific Session 2019. Philadelphia, PA. Nov 16, 2019.
  • Venepally NR, et al. Gradient adjusted cardiac power index does not improve prediction of survival post-TAVR compared with cardiac power index alone. European Echo Conference. Vienna, Austria. December 4-7, 2019.
  • Rajasekar S, Oud L. Sepsis Among ICU Admissions with Acute Pancreatitis: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Society of Critical Care Medicine. 49th Critical Care Congress 2020. Orlando, FL. Feb 16-19, 2020.
  • Rajasekar S, Oud L. ICU-Managed Acute Pancreatitis in Texas, 2009-2014: Epidemiology, Characteristics, and Outcomes. Society of Critical Care Medicine. 49th Critical Care Congress 2020. Orlando, FL. Feb 16-19, 2020.
  • Kodavanti C, Oud L. The burden of infection among ICU patients with multiple sclerosis: a population-based study. Society of Critical Care Medicine. 49th Critical Care Congress 2020. Orlando, FL. Feb 16-19, 2020.
  • Kodavanti C, Oud L. Epidemiology, characteristics, and outcomes of multiple sclerosis patients admitted to the ICU. Society of Critical Care Medicine. 49th Critical Care Congress 2020. Orlando, FL. Feb 16-19, 2020.
  • Rajashekar G, Oud L. Patterns of Palliative Care Utilization Among Patients with Multiple Sclerosis Admitted to the ICU.Society of Critical Care Medicine. 49th Critical Care Congress 2020. Orlando, FL. Feb 16-19, 2020.
  • Hayden J, Rajasekar S. Valproic acid toxicity: hemodialysis versus L-Carnitine. Society of Critical Care Medicine. 49th Critical Care Congress 2020. Orlando, FL. Feb 16-19, 2020.
  • Orellana G. Acute lung toxicity by nitrofurantoin. ATS International Conference 2020. Philadelphia, PA. May 19, 2020. [cancelled due to COVID-19]
  • Zafar B, Oud L. Epidemiology and outcomes of patients with substance abuse disorders admitted to ICU. ATS International Conference 2020. Philadelphia, PA. May 19, 2020.[cancelled due to COVID-19]. Am J Respir Crit Care 2020; 201:A1610.
  • Zafar B, Oud L. Epidemiology and outcomes of patients with metastatic cancer admitted to ICU: a population-level analysis. ATS International Conference 2020. Philadelphia, PA. May 19, 2020. [cancelled due to COVID-19]. Am J Respir Crit Care 2020; 201:A1622.
  • Zafar B, Oud L. Malnutrition among patients with substance abuse disorders admitted to ICU: a population-based cohort study. ATS International Conference 2020. Philadelphia, PA. May 19, 2020.
    [cancelled due to COVID-19]. Am J Respir Crit Care 2020;201:A3533.
  • Sarwar MH, Kolli S. Reducing inpatient laboratory tests ordered by internal medicine residents.American College of Physicians 2020 Resident-Fellow National Abstract Competitions. Los Angeles, CA. April 23-25, 2020. [converted to virtual due to COVID-19]. *National winner in the Quality Improvement oral presentation category.*
  • Sarwar MH, Rafeek H. Peritoneal Coccidioidomycosis, a rare case report. American College of Physicians 2020 Resident-Fellow National Abstract Competitions. Los Angeles, CA. April 23-25, 2020. [converted to virtual due to COVID-19]
  • Sidhu M. Vaping-associated lung injury. American College of Physicians 2020 Resident-Fellow National Abstract Competitions. Los Angeles, CA. April 23-25, 2020. [converted to virtual due to COVID-19]
  • Sierra David JG. An atypical presentation of Lemiere’s Syndrome: necrotizing fasciitis complicated by septic emboli and empyema without thrombophlebitis. *National Winner in Clinical Vignette Category*
  • Shreyder K, Carrillo M, Maher J, Natalia Schlabritz-Lutsevich N. Abstract P183: Maternal Obesity is Associated With Altered Cardiovascular Remodeling During Pregnancy September 2018 Hypertension 72(Suppl_1) DOI: 10.1161/hyp.72.suppl_1.P183
  • Shreyder K, Carrillo M, Maher J, Schlabritz-Lutsevich N. Serum Leptin and TNFa Levels in Relation to Systolic and Diastolic Heart Function in Obese and Normal-overweight Pregnant. First Trimester Data. American Heart Association, Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Scientific Sessions. July, 2018. San Antonio, Texas
  • Onteddu NK. Esophageal perforation associated with barotrauma. ACG 2018 Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. Oct 5-10, 2018.
  • Onteddu NK. An unusual case of Upper GI bleeding: eroded Molina band. ACG 2018 Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. Oct 5-10, 2018.
  • Rajasekar S. A rare case of emphysematous gastritis – Sarcina ventriculi. ACG 2018 Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. Oct 5-10, 2018.
  • Rajashekar G. Intradialytic parenteral nutrition: a model of copper replacement. ACG 2018 Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. Oct 5-10, 2018.
  • Onteddu NK. Water exchange colonoscopy is superior to air/carbon dioxide insufflation and water immersion techniques: a meta-analysis and systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2018; 87(6S):AB 478-479, Mo1687.
  • Garner O, Iardino A, Oud L. Epidemiology and outcomes of critically ill patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Presented at the 48th Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine, San Diego, California, Feb 17-20, 2019
  • Iardino A, Garner O, Oud L. Changes in captured ICU populations by diagnostic vs procedural codes following transition to ICD-10. Presented at the 48th Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine, San Diego, California, Feb 17-20, 2019
  • Garner O, Iardino A, Oud L. A pilot study to enhance medical trainees’ knowledge of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines. Presented at the 48th Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine, San Diego, California, Feb 17-20, 2019
  • Orellana G, Garner O, Iardino A. End of the line. American Thoracic Society Conference. Dallas, TX. May 17-22, 2019.
  • Rajasekar S, Rajashekar G, Vaikuntam A, Iardino A. Disseminated Coccidioides mimicking as skeletal malignancy. American Thoracic Society Conference. Dallas, TX. May 17-22, 2019.
  • Sayad K, Rajasekar S, Mohsin A, Nabavi N, Yancey II A, Sevransky JE, Polito C. Front Line of Sepsis Care: Training Emergency Medical Services Providers to Identify Sepsis Using a Validated Sepsis Screening Tool. American Thoracic Society Conference. Dallas, TX. May 17-22, 2019.
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