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Research

Categorical residents are expected to engage in a research project with faculty guidance and submit that work for potential publication, and many of our residents have been nationally recognized for their achievements. Residents are also encouraged to present abstracts and posters at regional and national professional meetings. Project funding is available from Good Samaritan Hospital research monies.

National and Local Presentations

2017

Emerging Side Effects of Programmed Cell Death 1 Ligand Inhibitors. Fernando Fuentes MD, Yousef Ali Al Ahwel MD. CHEST, Oct 28 - Nov 1, 2017: Toronto, Canada. Accepted for poster presentation.

Adenoma, Serrated Adenoma and Modified Serrated Adenoma Detection Rates on Screening Colonoscopy. Robert Kindel MD, Joseph Agyepong MD, Asad Javaid MD, Jennifer Steinbrunner BS CCRP. World Congress of Gastroenterology, Oct 13 – 18, 2017; Orlando, FL. Accepted for poster presentation.

Risk Factors Associated with Community-Onset CRE Colonization. Stephen Blatt MD, Tamara Bininashvili MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BS CCRP. ID Week, October 4-8, San Diego, CA. Accepted for poster presentation.

A Rare Non-Neoplastic, Non-Infectious, Rapidly Invading Disease of the Brain in a 53 Year Old Woman. Fernando Fuentes MD, Ekta Nayyar, MD. Ohio American Conference of Physicians, Oct 2017, Columbus, Ohio. Accepted for poster presentation.

The Elephant in the Room: Predicting Cardiac Chest Pain. Shirisha Pasula MD, Angel Mena MD, Aaron Young MD, Jennifer Steinbrunner BS CCRP. 2nd International Conference on Internal Medicine and Hospital Medicine 2017, Sep 13-14, 2017, Dallas, TX. Accepted for poster presentation.

Case of Puci-Immune Pulmonary Capillaritis Treated with Rituximab. Amrullah Alsatli MD, Christopher Hayner MD. American Thoracic Society, May 21-23, 2017, Washington DC. Poster presentation by Amrullah Alsatli MD, ID 10403.

Laryngeal Lichen Planus with Glottic Stenosis. Amrullah Alsatli MD, David Wiltse MD, Daniel CaJacob MD. American Thoracic Society, May 21-23, 2017, Washington DC. Poster presentation by Amrullah Alsatli MD, ID 8382.

Critical Iatrogenic Hyponatremia from Infusions in ICU: Case Series. Muhammad Yaseen MD. American Thoracic Society, May 21-23, 2017, Washington DC. Poster presentation by Muhammad Yaseen MD, ID 7536.

Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Clostridium difficile infections using automated mobile UV-C Light Units for Terminal Decontamination of Patient Rooms. Emil Putrus MD, Dr. Stephen Blatt MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BS CCRP, Carolyn Fiutem MT (ASCP) CIC FAPIC Society of Hospital Medicine's Annual Meeting, May 1-4, 2017, Las Vegas, NV. Accepted for poster presentation 10352.

Pseudomembranous Colitis Due to CMV Infection in an Immunocompetent Patient. Amrullah Alsatli MD, Scott Friedstrom MD, Stephen Blatt MD. Society of Hospital Medicine's Annual Meeting, May 1-4, 2017 Las Vegas, NV. Poster presentation by Amrullah Alsatli MD, 9256.

Prevalence and Risk Factors for Clostridium difficile Colonization in Long Term Care Facility Residents Admitted to the Hospital. Stephen Blatt MD, Truong Bui MD, Manuel Castro MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BS CCRP, Samer AlSamman MD, Amer AlSamman MD. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), March 29 - 31, 2017, St. Louis, MO. Poster presentation by Truong Bui MD.

2016

The Impact of Molecular Testing on Antibiotic Utilization in Community-acquired Pneumonia. Stephen Blatt MD, FACP, Aleksandr Yultyev MD, Miao Huang MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BS. IDWeek 2016, New Orleans, LA, TM, October 26-30, 2016. Poster presentation by Dr. Stephen Blatt Abstract 58776.

Environmental Risk Factors Associated with Recurrent CDI. Alan Putrus MD, Emil Putrus MD, Bruce Yacyshyn MD, Mary Beth Yacyshyn PhD, Jenni Steinbrunner BS. American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct 14–19, 2016. Poster presentation by Alan Putrus MD. <<Received presidential poster award.>>

Publications

2017

Stephen P. Blatt, MD; Aleksandr Yultyev MD; Miao Huang MD; Scott Friedstrom MD, Jennifer Steinbrunner, BS, CCRP. The Impact of Molecular Testing on Antibiotic Utilization in Community-acquired Pneumonia. American Journal of Infection Control. Accepted pending changes (5/25/17). Accepted for publication (7/21/17).

Robert Kindel MD, Joseph Agyepong MD, Asad Javaid MD, Jennifer Steinbrunner BS CCRP. Adenoma, Serrated Adenoma and Modified Serrated Adenoma Detection Rates on Screening Colonoscopy. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. October 2017 Abstract.

Shirisha Pasula MD, Angel Mena MD, Aaron Young MD, Jennifer Steinbrunner BS CCRP. The Elephant in the Room: Predicting Cardiac Chest Pain. Internal Medicine Open Access. Abstract.

Amrullah Alsatli MD, Christopher Hayner MD. Case of Puci-Immune Pulmonary Capillaritis Treated with Rituximab. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2017 May;195:A1465. Abstract.

Amrullah Alsatli MD, David Wiltse MD, Daniel Cajacob MD. Laryngeal Lichen Planus with Glottic Stenosis. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2017 May;195:A5516. Abstract.

Yaseen Muhammad; Farooq Sajid; Pender Erin MD; Gohar Ashraf MD. Critical Iatrogenic Hyponatremia from Infusions in ICU: Case Series. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2017 May;195:A3840. Abstract.

Alsatli, Amrullah; Friedstrom, Scott; Blatt, Stephen. Pseudomembranous Colitis Due to CMV Infectino in an Immunocompetent Patient.  Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2017; 12 (suppl 2). http://www.shmabstracts.com/abstract/pseudomembranous-colitis-due-to-cmv-infection-in-an-immunocompetent-patient/. Abstract.

2016

Mohd Amer Alsamman MD, Max Joshua MD. A Strange Periampullary Discovery. Am J Gastroenterol. 2016 Nov;111(11):1515. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2016.409.

Alan Putrus, MD1, Cameron Ditty, MD2, Emil Putrus, MD1, Mohd Amer Alsamman, MD1, Jenni Steinbrunner, BS1, Bruce Yacyshyn, MD, FACG3, Mary B. Yacyshyn, PhD2. Environmental Risk Factors Associated with Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection. Am J Gastroenterol. 2016 Oct; 11(1):43. S442 Abstract.

Kawata H, Hirai T, Doukas D, Hirai R, Steinbrunner J, Wilson J, Noda T, Hsu J,Krummen D, Feld G, Wilber D, Santucci P, Birgersdotter-Green U. The Occurrence ofImplantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapies After Generator Replacement inPatients Who No Longer Meet Primary Prevention Indications. J CardiovascElectrophysiol. 2016 Jun;27(6):724-9. doi: 10.1111/jce.12961. Epub 2016 Apr 20.PubMed PMID: 26915696.

Louis MY, Hussain LR, Dhanraj DN, Khan BS, Jung SR, Quiles WR, Stephens LA, Broering MJ, Schrand KV, Klarquist LJ. Improving Patient Safety Event Reporting Among Residents and Teaching Faculty. The Ochsner Journal In-Press (2016)

2015

Gnoni ML, Friedstrom S, Blatt S, Fernandez H, Ramirez JA (2015) Sources for Inflammation and Accelerated Aging in Well Controlled HIV Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy. J Infect Dis Ther. 2015 Sept;3:239. doi:10.4172/2332-0877.1000239.

Gnoni ML, Otero D, Friedstrom S, Blatt S, Ramirez J. Possible role of tetracyclines on decreasing the accelerated aging process of well-controlled HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy. HIV & AIDS Review. 2015 Aug;14(4):133-7. doi:10.1016/j.hivar.

2014

Mohd Amer AlSamman, Andrew Chun, Robert Kindel, Samer AlSamman. CD Inflammatory Gastrointestinal Tract Disease. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Vol 109, Supplement 2, October 2014, Page S433, Abstract 1465

2013

Wilson JH, Raeissi SR. How to Set Up and Run a Rhythm Management Device Clinic. Lexington, KY: CreateSpace Independent Publishing; Oct 2013

Wilson JH, Raeissi SR. The 12-Lead Electrocardiogram. Lexington, KY: CreateSpace Independent Publishing; Sept 2013

Afzal, MR, Wilson JH. Lung Herniation after Cardiac Surgery. New England Journal of Medicine. June 2013: 368 e35. doi:10.1056/NEJMcm1204602
PMID:23782203

Muhammad Bajwa MD, Sajid Farooq MD, Isha Chatha MD. Iatrogenic Aortic Dissection - A Rare but Lethal Complication of Cardiac Catherization. J Hosp Med. 2013; abstract

Brian Singeltary DO, Sajid Farooq MD, David Draper MD. Refractory Cough in DIPNECH Syndrome.
J Hosp Med. 2013; abstract

Sasan Raeissi MD, Nauman Rashid MD, Freidoon Ghazi MD, John Wilson MD. Tricuspid Regurgitation following Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD) Lead Extraction. J Hosp Med. 2013; abstract

Sasan Raeissi MD, Nauman Rashid MD, Sajid Farooq MD, Ali Bajwa MD, Maryam Pourpaki MD. An Unfortunate Case of Aortoesophageal Fistula with Herald Symptoms. J Hosp Med. 2013; abstract

Sasan Raeissi MD, John Wilson MD, Bilal Khan MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BS. Early Results from Use of an Implantable Loop Recorder for Detection of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Cryptogenic Stroke. J Hosp Med. 2013; abstract

Maryam Pourpaki MD, Sasan Raeissi MD, Stephen Blatt MD, Scott Friedstrom MD. Septic Arthritis of the Pubic Symphysis in a Young Athlete: Commonly Misdiagnosed. J Hosp Med. 2013; abstract

Maryam Pourpaki MD, Sasan Raeissi MD, Stephen Blatt MD, Scott Friedstrom MD. Septic Arthritis of the Sternoclavicular Joint in an Intravenous Drug User. J Hosp Med. 2013; abstract

2012

Sasan Raeissi MD, Hamid Emamekhoo MD, Angel Mena MD, Amir Izhar MD. Extreme, Refractory Hypertriglyceridemia and Plasma Exchange:  Poorly Defined Endpoints. J Am Soc Nephrol 2012; 23;  365A  abstract

Sasan Raeissi MD, Antoine Samaha MD. Severe and Advanced Form of Acquired Perforating Dermatosis in a Patient with End Stage Renal Disease. J Am Soc Nephrol 2012; 23;  622-623A  abstract

Lester Castaneros MD, Stephen Blatt MD FACP, Jenni Steinbrunner BS, Yury Gonzales MD FACP, Paula Peyrani MD FACP, Raul Vasquez MD. Blood Cultures in Community Acquired Pneumonia: Influence on Antibiotic Therapy. J Hosp Med. 2012; 7 (suppl 7); S58. abstract

Lester Castaneros MD, Stephen Blatt MD. Acute MRSA Epiglottitis: The Danger of Missing the Boat.
J Hosp Med. 2012; 7 (suppl 7); S253-S254. abstract 

Umasankar Kakumanu MD, Jose Barreau MD, Mohammad Ahmed MD, James F Maher MD, Harleen Kang MD, Muhammad Rizwan Afzal MD. Metastatic Melanoma: Misdiagnosis as Hemorrhoids. J Hosp Med. 2012; 7 (suppl 7); S308. abstract 

Umasankar Kakumanu MBBS MD, Robert Kindel MD, Mohammed Ahmed MD, Muhammad Rizwan Afzal MD. Idiopathic Perforated Appendicitis: After Diagnostic Colonoscopy. J Hosp Med. 2012; 7 (suppl 7); S309. abstract

Umasankar Kakumanu MBBS MD, Apurva Mehta MD, Mohammed Ahmed MD, Muhammad Rizwan Afzal MD. May-Thurner Syndrome: Under Recognized Variant. J Hosp Med. 2012; 7 (suppl 7); S309-S310. abstract

2011

Rizwan Muhammad Afzal, Brian Singeltary MD, Ryan Pack MD. Resolution of Persistent Pulseless Electrical Activity (PEA) with Thrombolytic Therapy in a Patient with Massive Pulmonary Embolism. Critical Care Medicine December, 2011; abstract

Afzal MR, Samaha A. Complete Remission of Proteinuria with Cellcept and Cyclosporne in Non-HIV Collpsing Glomerulopathy. Am J Kidney Dis April, 2011; 57(4); B18 abstract

Imam N, Ahmed M, Afzal MR, Grove S, Samaha A. Tuberous Sclerosis Presenting as End Stage Renal Disease. Am J Kidney Dis April, 2011; 57(4); B49 abstract

2010

Zagurovskaya M, Alexander M, Koselka H. Primary Pulmonary Sporotrichosis in an Immunocompetent Host. Am J Case Rep Sept 2010; 11 CR174-178

Imam N, Muteema G, Najeed A, Ahmed M, Samaha A. Extra-articular manifestations of dialysis related amyloidosis: a case report. Am J Kidney Dis April 2010; 55(4) B65 abstract

2009

Lawler MP, Hendy MP. Difficulty in diagnosing pulmonary mucormycosis. Am J Case Rep May 2009; 10 CR75-77

Pena A, Kindel R, Steinbrunner J, Panke T. Hyperinfection with strongyloides: a case report and literature review. Am J Case Rep. 2009; 10: 1-4

Imam NM, Izhar A, Gonzales Y Metema G. Membranous glomerulonephritis secondary to syphilis. Am J Kidney Dis. April 2009; abstract

Wang Z, Wooten V, Fletcher M, Steinbrunner J. Obstructive sleep apnea: does head position during sleep matter? SLEEP. June 2009; abstract

Sorscher J, Aung A, Louis M, Steinbrunner J, Talen M, Djafari P, Suchoski A, Kalush W. The impact of an educational workshop on practitioners’ knowledge, skills and attitudes of group medical visits. Medical Encounter 2009: 23:3-4. abstract

Presentations

2016

Acid Suppressants as a Risk Factor for Clostridium difficile Infection RelapseJooyeon Hong DO, Stephen Blatt MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BS, Kateryna Bertuch MDSociety of Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Atlanta, GA, May 18 – 21, 2016

The Impact of Molecular Testing on Antibiotic Utilization in Community-acquired PneumoniaAleksandr Yultyev MD, Stephen Blatt MD, Miao Huang MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BSSociety of Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Atlanta, GA, May 18 – 21, 2016

How Procalcitonin Changed Antimicrobials Use In ICU Patients With Lower Respiratory InfectionsSamer AlSamman MD, Khaled Shawwa MD, Jooyeon Hong DO, Mohd Amer AlSamman MD, Christopher Hayner MD, Scott Friedstrom MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BSAmerican Thoracic Society International Conference, San Francisco. OH, May 13 – 18, 2016

Epidemiology of Community-Onset Versus Nosocomial Fungemia- A Comparative StudyFrancis Edeani MD, Kateryna Bertuch MD, Stephen Blatt MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BSACP National 2016, Washington DC, May 5-7, 2016(also accepted at IDWeek 2015, San Diego, CA October 7-11, but not presented)

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in a Transplanted Heart: A Case ReportSami Bdeir, MD; John H. Wilson, MDHeart Rhythm 2016, San Francisco, CA May 4-7, 2016

TRANSIENT FANCONI SYNDROME FOLLOWING EXPOSURE TO CANAGLIFLOZIN: A PREVIOUSLY UNREPORTED ADVERSE EFFECTKhaled Shawwa MD, Francis Edeani, Antoine SamahaNational Kidney Foundation (NKF) 2016 Spring Clinical Meetings, Boston, MA, April 27‐ May 1, 2016

2015

Diabetic Muscle Infarction: A Diagnostic Challenge Leading to Unnecessary and Expensive Testing. Francis Edeani, MD; Kateryna Bertuch, MD; Ashirf Al-Ghanoudi, MDAmerican College of Physicians – Ohio Chapter, Columbus, OH, October 22 – 23, 2015 Accepted

Two Cases of Fanconi Syndrome in Patients Taking Canagliflozin for Diabetes: A Previously Unreported Catastrophic Adverse EffectKhaled Shawwa, MD; Francis Edeani, MD; Kateryna Bertuch, MD; Ashirf Al-Ghanoudi, MDAmerican College of Physicians – Ohio Chapter, Columbus, OH, October 22 – 23, 2015 Accepted

An Unusual Case of a Young Man with Obstructive JaundiceAshirf AlGhanoudi MD MPH, Mohd Amer AlSamman MD, Alan Putrus MD American College of Physicians – Ohio Chapter, Columbus, OH, October 22 – 23, 2015 Accepted

Crohn’s Disease and Hidradenitis Suppuritiva (HS): A Relationship Yet to be Proven!Mohd Amer AlSamman MD, Andrew Chun MDAmerican College of Physicians – Ohio Chapter, Columbus, OH, October 22 – 23, 2015 Accepted

Necrotizing pneumonia in a immune-competent seronagative patient- unusual delayed recurrence of histoplasmosisRia Kundu MD, Abhimanyu Ghose MD, Shala Mallick MDAmerican College of Physicians – Ohio Chapter, Columbus, OH, October 22 – 23, 2015 Accepted

Use of Radiofrequency Ablation for the Treatment of Refractory Gastric Antral Vascular EctasiaAlan Putrus MD, Ashirf Al-Ghanoudi MD MPH, Mohd Amer AlSamman MD, Robert Kindel, MDAmerican College of Physicians – Ohio Chapter, Columbus, OH, October 22 – 23, 2015 Accepted

Catastrophic Hemorrhage Due to Dieulafoy's Lesion (DL) Treated Successfully With Sengstaken-Blakemore (SB) Tube Placement and Angiographic EmbolizationAshirf Al-Ghanoudi, MD, MPH, Khaled Shawwa, MD, Mohd Amer Alsamman , MD, Alan Putrus, MD, Francis Edeani, MD, Joshua Max, MDAmerican College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HawaiiOctober 16-21, 2015

Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration (EUS-FNA) and Biopsy (EUS-FNB) for Evaluation of Mediastinal Masses Causing Esophageal Obstruction: A Case SeriesAshirf Al-Ghanoudi MD MPH, Mohd Amer Alsamman, MD, Alan Putrus, MD, Francis Edeani , MD, Joshua Max, MDAmerican College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HawaiiOctober 16-21, 2015

Lichen Planus: Esophageal InvolvementAshirf Al-Ghanoudi, MD, MPH, Khaled Shawwa, MD, Mohd Amer Alsamman , MD, Alan Putrus, MD, Francis Edeani, MDAmerican College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HawaiiOctober 16-21, 2015

A Dramatic Case of Incidental Ischemic Colitis Discovered at a Surveillance ColonoscopyAshirf Al-Ghanoudi MD MPH, Mohd Amer Alsamman, MD, Alan Putrus, MD, Francis Edeani , MD, Joshua Max, MDAmerican College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HawaiiOctober 16-21, 2015

An Unusual Case of a Young Man With Obstructive Jaundice: Mirizzi SyndromeAshirf Al-Ghanoudi MD MPH, Mohd Amer Alsamman, MD, Alan Putrus, MD, Francis Edeani , MD, Joshua Max, MDAmerican College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii October 16-21, 2015

Sleeve gastrectomy complicated by Wernicke encephalopathyAlan Putrus MD, Mohd Amer Alsamman MD, Ashirf AlGhanoudi MD MPH, Francis Edeani MD, David Wiltse MDAmerican College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii October 16-21, 2015

Mediastinal histoplasmosis diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy Alan Putrus MD, Francis Edeani MD, Ashirf AlGhanoudi MD MPH, Mohd Amer Alsamman MD, Joshua Max MDAmerican College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii October 16-21, 2015

Acute Esophageal Necrosis: A Very Rare but Potentially Fatal Medical ConditionFrancis Edeani, MD; Alan Putrus, MD; Amer Alsamman, MD; Ashirf Alghanoudi, MDAmerican College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii October 16-21, 2015

An Uncommon Subepithelial Lesion of the EsophagusMohd Amer Alsamman, MD; Ashirf AlGhanoudi, MD; Alan Putrus, MD; Joshua Max, MD, FACG American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii October 16-21, 2015

Pancreatic Cyst in Male PatientMohd Amer Alsamman, MD; Alan Putrus, MD; Ashirf AlGhanoudi, MD; Joshua Max, MD, FACG American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii October 16-21, 2015

Evaluation of QT Monitoring using the Implantable Loop RecorderHiro Kawata MD, John Wilson MDPoster presentation at Rhythm 2015, 36th Annual Scientific SessionsBoston, MAMay 13-16, 2015

An Unusual Case of Headaches and Ophthalmoplegia in a Patient with Hepatitis C Cirrhosis Ashirf Al-Ghanoudi MD, MPH, Mohd Amer AlSamman MD, Francis Edeani MD, Alan Putrus MD, Joshua Max MD, Michel Ghastine MDPoster presentation at Digestive Disease Week 2015Washington, DCMay 16–19, 2015

Gastric mucormycosis: A Devastating Fungal Infection in an Immunocompromised PatientAlan Putrus MD, Ashirf Al-Ghanoudi MS MPH, Ashirf, Mohd Amer AlSamman MD, Manuel Castro-Borobio MD, Muhammad B Khan MD, Silvania Ng MDPoster presentation at Digestive Disease Week 2015Washington, DCMay 16–19, 2015

Procalcitonin Kinetics as an Early Predictor for Extended Antibiotic Therapy in Patients with Staphylococcus aureus BacteremiaRyan Pack MD, Nicholas Pleat MD, Stephen Blatt MD, Scott Friedstrom MD, Yury Gonzales MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BSPoster Presentation at the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Spring 2015 ConferenceOrlando, FLMay 14 – 17, 2015

Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Elderly Patients: Characteristics, Manifestations, and OutcomesGiselle Racho MD, Stephen Blatt MD, John Bertrand MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BSPoster presentation at Hospital Medicine 2015 MeetingNational Harbor, MarylandMarch 29 – April 1, 2015PLACED FIRST IN THE HATTON RESEARCH INSTITUTE COMPETITION – RESIDENT CATEGORY

ICU Admission Patterns in Patients with DKA, Stroke and GI Bleed: Do They All Need ICU?Samer AlSamman MD, Mohd A AlSamman MD, Manuel Castro MD, Helen Koselka MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BSPoster presentation at Hospital Medicine 2015 MeetingNational Harbor, MarylandMarch 29 – April 1, 2015PLACED SECOND IN THE HATTON RESEARCH INSTITUTE COMPETITION – RESIDENT CATEGORY

An Unusual Case of Recurrent Nausea and Vomiting in a Patient with Mesenteric Vascular DiseaseAshirf Al-Ghanoudi MD, Mohd Amer AlSamman MD, Joshua Max MD, Robert Kindel MDPoster presentation at Hospital Medicine 2015 MeetingNational Harbor, MarylandMarch 29 – April 1, 2015

A Challenging Diagnosis of Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener Granulomatosis)Kateryna Bertuch MD, Scott Friedstrom MD, Shahla Mallick MD, Francis Edeani MDPoster presentation at Hospital Medicine 2015 MeetingNational Harbor, MarylandMarch 29 – April 1, 2015

An Unusual Case of Sloughing Esophaagitis Due to Histoplasmosis in an Immune Competent PatientAlan Putrus MD, Mohd Amer AlSamman MD, Ashirf Al-Ghanoudi MD, MPH2, John Bertrand MD, Dr. Stephen Blatt MD, Joshua Max MDPoster presentation at Hospital Medicine 2015 MeetingNational Harbor, MarylandMarch 29 – April 1, 2015

2014

Nocardia in a Remitting Multiple Myeloma Patient Diagnosed by a Lung Mass Core Biopsy
Samer AlSamman MD
American College of Chest Physicians, CHEST 2014, Austin, TX, October 25-30, 2014

Extrapulmonary Sarcoidosis Presenting with Rare Axial Bone Lytic Lesions Mimicking Bone Metastasis
Samer AlSamman MD, Soumya Parimi MD, Mohd Amer AlSamman MD
American College of Chest Physicians, CHEST 2014, Austin, TX, October 25-30, 2014

Viral Myocarditis: Is There A Way to be Cost Efficient in Working up Something as Simple as Palpitations?
Muhhammad Bajwa MD, Isha Chatha MD
American College of Physicians – Ohio Chapter, Columbus, OH, October 16 – 17, 2014

An 'Absorbing' Case of Extensive Portal Venous Gas and Gastric Pneumatosis with Self-limiting Clinical Course
Bilal Khan MD, Manuel Castro-Borobio MD, Alan Putrus MD, James Cranley MD
American College of Physicians – Ohio Chapter, Columbus, OH, October 16 – 17, 2014

Epidural Abscess: An Easily Missed Diagnosis with Devastating Sequela
Mohd Amer AlSamman MD, Marc Alexander MD
American College of Physicians – Ohio Chapter, Columbus, OH, October 16 – 17, 2014

The Implication of Unmasking the Secondary Causes of High Triglycerides in Diagnosing Diabetes and other Primary Diseases
Amita Buddhdev MD
American College of Physicians – Ohio Chapter, Columbus, OH, October 16 – 17, 2014

Acute Esophageal Necrosis: A Very Rare but Potentially Devastating Medical Condition
Francis Edeani MD, Mohd Amer AlSamman MD, Ashirf Al-Ghanoudi MD MPH
American College of Physicians – Ohio Chapter, Columbus, OH, October 16 – 17, 2014

Quadruple Dissection of Extra-cranial Arteries in a Young Patient: A Diagnostic Dilemma!
Ria Kundu MD, Abhimanyu Ghose MD, Robert Reed MD
American College of Physicians – Ohio Chapter, Columbus, OH, October 16 – 17, 2014

Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome
Manuel Castro-Borobio MD, Alan Putrus MD, Ashirf Al-Ghanoudi MD MPH
American College of Physicians – Ohio Chapter, Columbus, OH, October 16 – 17, 2014

Gastric mucormycosis: a devastating fungal infection in an immunocompromised patient
Alan Putrus MD, Silvania C. Ng MD, Manuel Castro-Borobio MD, Bilal Khan MD
American College of Physicians – Ohio Chapter, Columbus, OH, October 16 – 17, 2014

Aerococcus Viridans: A Unifying Diagnosis for a Multi-organ System Infection
Giselle Racho MD, Ama Sadaka MD, Hamid Emamakhoo MD, Scott Friedstrom MD
American College of Physicians – National Conference, April 10-12, 2014, Orlando, FL (accepted for poster presentation)

Miller Fisher Syndrome; Variant of Guillain-Barré
Mohd Amer AlSamman MD
American College of Physicians – National Conference, April 10-12, 2014, Orlando, FL (accepted for poster presentation)

Association of Hemoglobin A1C and Nontraumatic Osteoporotic Fractures in Diabetic Patients
Zhenchao Wang MD, Temitope Shodunke MD, Michelle Louis MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BS
Society of Hospital Medicine, March 24-27, 2014, Las Vegas, NV (accepted for poster presentation)

A Primary Retroperitoneal Extranodal/Extranasal EBV Negative NK/T-Cell Lymphoma with Bone Marrow Metastasis:  A Rapidly Progressive & Fatal Case Report
Nicholas B. Pleat MD, Mark T. Andolina MD, Thomas W. Panke MD
Society of Hospital Medicine, March 24-27, 2014, Las Vegas, NV (accepted for poster presentation)

Necrotizing Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis: An Unusual Dermatologic Manifestation of Hepatitis C
Maryam Pourpaki MD, Sasan Raeissi MD, Zhaohui Wang MD
Society of Hospital Medicine, March 24-27, 2014, Las Vegas, NV (accepted for poster presentation)

Hypercalcemia-induced Asystole
Sasan Raeissi MD
Society of Hospital Medicine, March 24-27, 2014, Las Vegas, NV (accepted for poster presentation)

Pet Ownership and Automated Peritoneal Dialysis: Can They Coexist?
Sasan Raeissi MD
Society of Hospital Medicine, March 24-27, 2014, Las Vegas, NV (accepted for poster presentation)

Invasive Nocardiosis in an immune-competent patient with an implanted pacemaker
Samer AlSamman MD
Society of Hospital Medicine, March 24-27, 2014, Las Vegas, NV (accepted for poster presentation)

Flavocoxide (Limbrel) induced hypersensitivity pneumonitis
Samer AlSamman MD
Society of Hospital Medicine, March 24-27, 2014, Las Vegas, NV (accepted for poster presentation)

Severe Atopic Dermatitis with Elevated IgG Levels Masquerading Job’s Syndrome: A Case Report
Muhammad Ali Haider Bajwa MD
Society of Hospital Medicine, March 24-27, 2014, Las Vegas, NV (accepted for poster presentation)

Hydrochloric Acid Therapy Can Be Life Saver in Baking Soda Induced Life Threatening Acute Onset Metabolic Alkalosis
Muhammad Ali Haider Bajwa MD, Amita Buddhdev MD, Aaron Young MD, Christopher Hayner MD
Society of Hospital Medicine, March 24-27, 2014, Las Vegas, NV (accepted for poster presentation)

Thinking Outside the Box for Dyspnea. Pulmonary Chemodectomas Are Not as Rare as We Think: A Case Report
Muhammad Ali Haider Bajwa MD, Jacqueline Angles
Society of Hospital Medicine, March 24-27, 2014, Las Vegas, NV (accepted for poster presentation)

Lemierre’s Syndrome Due to MRSA: An Old Disease with an Emerging Pathogen in the Post-antibiotic Era
Bilal Khan MD, Galen Chun MD, Steve Blatt MD
Society of Hospital Medicine, March 24-27, 2014, Las Vegas, NV (accepted for poster presentation)

2013

A complicated case of post infarction ventricular septal defect closure via the implantation of a multifenestrated septal occluder
European Association for Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI), May 21-24, 2013, Paris, France
Sasan Raeissi MD, Puvi Seshiah MD, William Martin MD
Accepted for oral presentation

Iatrogenic Aortic Dissection - A Rare but Lethal Complication of Cardiac Catherization
Muhammad Bajwa MD, Sajid Farooq MD, Isha Chatha MD
Society of Hospital Medicine, May 16-19, 2013, National Harbor, MD

Refractory Cough in DIPNECH Syndrome
Brian Singeltary DO, Sajid Farooq MD, David Draper MD
Society of Hospital Medicine, May 16-19, 2013, National Harbor, MD (accepted for poster presentation)

Tricuspid Regurgitation following Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD) Lead Extraction
Sasan Raeissi MD, Nauman Rashid MD, Freidoon Ghazi MD, John Wilson MD
Society of Hospital Medicine, May 16-19, 2013, National Harbor, MD (accepted for poster presentation)

An Unfortunate Case of Aortoesophageal Fistula with Herald Symptoms
Sasan Raeissi MD, Nauman Rashid MD, Sajid Farooq MD, Ali Bajwa MD, Maryam Pourpaki MD
Society of Hospital Medicine, May 16-19, 2013, National Harbor, MD (accepted for poster presentation)

Early Results from Use of an Implantable Loop Recorder for Detection of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Cryptogenic Stroke
Sasan Raeissi MD, John Wilson MD, Bilal Khan MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BS
Society of Hospital Medicine, May 16-19, 2013, National Harbor, MD (accepted for poster presentation)

Septic Arthritis of the Pubic Symphysis in a Young Athlete: Commonly Misdiagnosed
Maryam Pourpaki MD, Sasan Raeissi MD, Stephen Blatt MD, Scott Friedstrom MD
Society of Hospital Medicine, May 16-19, 2013, National Harbor, MD (accepted for poster presentation)

Septic Arthritis of the Sternoclavicular Joint in an Intravenous Drug User
Maryam Pourpaki MD, Sasan Raeissi MD, Stephen Blatt MD, Scott Friedstrom MD
Society of Hospital Medicine, May 16-19, 2013, National Harbor, MD (accepted for poster presentation)

Objectification and Meaningful Implementation of ADGMD Requirements
APDIM meeting, April 2013
Scott Friedstrom MD, Helen Koselka MD, Curtis Sheldon MD

Exposure to Fluconazole Leads to Resistant Candida Species
Lilian Babvani MD, Stephen Blatt MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BS, Yury Gonzales, MD
American College of Physicians, Internal Medicine 2013, April 12, 2013, San Francisco, CA
Poster Presentation

Patients with COPD Be Cautioned about Cats and Dogs: A Case Report of Tracheobronchitis Caused by Pasteurella Multocida
Sajid Farooq MD, Brian Singeltary DO, Muhammad Bajwa MD, Sasan Raeissi MD
American College of Physicians, Internal Medicine 2013, April 12, 2013, San Francisco, CA
Poster Presentation

Lung Cavities in the Young and Healthy: Lemierre’s Syndrome Can Still Do It
Samer AlSamman MD, Hamid Emamikhoo MD, Shahlla Mallick MD
American College of Physicians, Internal Medicine 2013, April 12, 2013, San Francisco, CA
Poster Presentation

2012 

Pulmonary Hyalinizing Granuloma & Porcelain Gallbladder: Coincidence of Two Rare Conditions or Members of a Systemic Disease?
Sasan Raeissi, MD
American Medical Association – Tenth Annual Research Symposium, November 9, 2012, Honolulu, Hawaii
Oral Presentation

Abnormal Endothelial Function Is Associated With Increased Left Ventricular Mass In Hypertensive Men But Not Women
Bilal S Khan MD, Thais Coutinho MD, Iftikhar J Kullo MD
American Medical Association – Tenth Annual Research Symposium, November 9, 2012, Honolulu, Hawaii
Poster Presentation

Chronological Variations of Neurologic Symptoms: A Case of Neuromyelitis Optica with Distinct Neurological Timetable
Maryam Pourpaki MD, Sasan Raeissi MD, Robert Reed MD
American Medical Association – Tenth Annual Research Symposium, November 9, 2012, Honolulu, Hawaii
Poster Presentation

Extreme, Refractory Hypertriglyceridemia and Plasma Exchange:  Poorly Defined Endpoints
Sasan Raeissi MD, Hamid Emamekhoo MD, Angel Mena MD, Amir Izhar MD
American Society of Nephrology – Kidney Week 2012, November 1-4, 2012 San Diego, CA

Severe and Advanced Form of Acquired Perforating Dermatosis in a Patient with End Stage Renal Disease
Sasan Raeissi MD, Antoine Samaha MD
American Society of Nephrology – Kidney Week 2012, November 1-4, 2012 San Diego, CA

An Atypical Age of Onset and Tumor Burden of Multiple Myeloma
Nicholas Pleat MD, Lilian Babvani MD, Byram Ozer MD
American College of Physicians – Ohio Chapter Scientific Meeting, October 25-26, 2012, Columbus, OH
Won Merit Award

Angiosarcoma of the Prostate after 10 years of Brachytherapy: Case Report
Muhammad R Afzal MD, Umasnakar Kakumanu MD, Brian Singeltary DO, Kurt Luenberger MD
American College of Physicians – Ohio Chapter Scientific Meeting, October 25-26, 2012, Columbus, OH

A Rare Case of Lemierre’s Syndrome with Rash Due to Porphyromonas Asaccharolyticus
Sasan Raeissi MD, Stephen Blatt  MD, Shahla Mallick MD, Zhenchao Wang MD, Sajid Farooq MD, Maryam Pourpaki MD
American College of Physicians – Ohio Chapter Scientific Meeting, October 25-26, 2012, Columbus, OH

Zinc Induced Copper Deficiency Anemia
Umasankar Kakumanu MD, David Draper MD, Muhammad Rizwan Afzal MD
American College of Physicians – Ohio Chapter Scientific Meeting, October 25-26, 2012, Columbus, OH

Fatal Hypermagnesemia Resulting from Therapeutic Doses of Over the Counter magnesium Containing Laxatives and Antacids
Muhammad Rizwan Afzal MD
National Kidney Foundation, May 9-13, 2012, in National Harbor, MD

Peripartum Cadiomyopathy: How Aggressive Anticoagulation Should be to Prevent a Devastating Stroke?
Zhenchao Wang MD, Sajid Farooq MD, Sasan Raeissi MD, Muhammad Rizwan Afzal MD
American College of Physicians, April 20, 2012 in New Orleans, LA

Blood Cultures in Community Acquired Pneumonia: Influence on Antibiotic Therapy
and Patient Outcomes
Lester Castaneros MD, Stephen Blatt MD FACP, Jenni Steinbrunner BS, Yury Gonzales MD FACP, Paula Peyrani MD FACP, Raul Vasquez MD
Society of Hospital Medicine, April 1-4, 2012, San Diego, CA

Acute MRSA Epiglottitis: The Danger of Missing the Boat
Lester Castaneros MD, Stephen Blatt MD
Society of Hospital Medicine, April 1-4, 2012, San Diego, CA

Metastatic Melanoma: Misdiagnosis as Hemorrhoids
Umasankar Kakumanu MD, Jose Barreau MD, Mohammad Ahmed MD, James F Maher MD, Harleen Kang MD, Muhammad Rizwan Afzal MD
Society of Hospital Medicine, April 1-4, 2012, San Diego, CA

Idiopathic Perforated Appendicitis: After Diagnostic Colonoscopy
Umasankar Kakumanu MBBS MD, Robert Kindel MD, Mohammed Ahmed MD, Muhammad Rizwan Afzal MD
Society of Hospital Medicine, April 1-4, 2012, San Diego, CA

May-Thurner Syndrome: Under Recognized Variant
Umasankar Kakumanu MBBS MD, Apurva Mehta MD, Mohammed Ahmed MD, Muhammad Rizwan Afzal MD
Society of Hospital Medicine, April 1-4, 2012, San Diego, CA

Resolution of Persistent Pulseless Electrical Activity (PEA) with Thrombolytic Therapy in a Patient with Massive Pulmonary Embolism
Muhammad Rizwan Afzal MD, Brian Singeltary MD, Ryan Pack MD
Society of Critical Care Medicine, Feb 5 – 7, 2012, Houston, TX

2011

Pyogenic Granuloma in the Jejunum Treated with Double Balloon Enteroscopy: First Case Report in USA
Muhammad Rizwan Afzal MD, Umasankar Kakumanu MD, John Cranley MD
American College of Gastroenterology, Oct 30 – Nov 1, 2011, Washington D.C.

Utilization of Basal Bolus Protocol and Sliding Scale Insulin: The Role of Residents in Implementing the Protocol and the Impact on Patient Outcomes
Fabiola Feldhaus MD, Amar Bhati MD, Michelle Louis MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BS, Tom Imhoff PharmD

  • TriHealth Competition, May 24, 2012 Received 1st place in resident research category
  • American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter, Oct 13-14, 2011, Columbus, OH

Targeted Resident Education on Core Competencies
Will Gray MD, Neha Gandhi MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BS, Yury Gonzales MD
American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter, Oct 13-14, 2011, Columbus, OH

Brugada-like EKG Pattern as Herald of Life Threatening Sino-Ventricular Rhythm in Severe Hyperkalemia
Muhammad Rizwan Afzal MD, Mohammed Ahmed MD, Rafael Bloise MD, Mostafa Shalaby MD, Umasankar Kakumanu MD
American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter, Oct 13-14, 2011, Columbus, OH

Risk Factors for MRSA Colonization in Patients Scheduled for Elective Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery
Jason Hatfield DO, Stephen Blatt MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BS, Lyn Plummer RN CIC, Ann Halverstadt RN BSN

  • Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; Sept 17-20, 2011, Chicago, IL
  • TriHealth Competition, May 26, 2011 Received 2ndt place in resident research category

Assessment of Pain In Patients Undergoing Bone Marrow Biopsy at a Community Teaching Hospital: A Multidisciplinary Practice Improvement Project
Momammed Ahmed MD, George Vinales MD, Emily Leigh, RN, OCN, Ranga Brahmamdam, MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BS, Susan Partusch, RN, MSN, AOCNS, Tom Imhoff, PharmD, Joy Dienger, RN, PhD

  • TriHealth Competition, May 24, 2011 Received 2nd place in attending/nursing research category
  • Society of Hospital Medicine; May 10-13, 2011, Dallas, TX

Blame it on the Birds:  An Unusual Cause of Dyspnea in a Young Female
Momammed Ahmed MD, Mohammed Rizwan Afzal MD, Umasankar Kakumanu MD
Society of Hospital Medicine; May 10-13, 2011, Dallas, TX  

Complete Remission of Proteinuria with Cellcept and Cyclosporne in Non-HIV Collapsing Glomerulopathy
Muhammad Rizwan Afzal MD, Antoine Samaha MD
National Kidney Foundation; April 26-30, 2011, Las Vegas, NV

Tuberous Sclerosis Presenting as End Stage Renal Disease
Nabeel Imam MD, Mohammed Ahmed MD, Muhammad Rizwan Afzal MD, Sarah Grove, Antoine Samaha MD
National Kidney Foundation; April 26-30, 2011, Las Vegas, NV

Unusual Presentation of Low Grade Follicular Lymphoma
Umasankar Kakumanu MD, Muhammad Rizwan Afzal MD, Ranga Brahmamdam MD, Mohammed Ahmed MD, Jose Barreau MD, Jill Melicher MD, Jeffrey Nerad MD
American College of Physicians National Chapter; April 7-9, 2011, San Diego, CA  

Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm Localized to the Right Cheek
Harleen Kang MD. Umasankar Kakumanu MD, Ranga Brahmamdam MD
American College of Physicians National Chapter; April 7-9, 2011, San Diego, CA

2010

Can the Internet be Used to Notify Emergency Department Patients that They are Infected with Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrhea?
Elaine Alvarez MD, Edmond Hokker MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BS
American Public Health Association; November 6-10, 2010, Denver, CO 

Risk Factors for Pacemaker and ICD Infections and the Impact of an Infection Control Intervention
Nabeel Imam MD, Stephen Blatt MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BS, Ann Halverstadt RN BSN, Toni Kamp RN, Yury Gonzales MD, Larry Gray PhD
American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter; October 1, 2010, Columbus, OH.  Received 2nd place in resident research category

Felty’s Syndrome Presenting as Recurrent Nose Bleeds
Mohammed Ahmed MD
American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter; October 1, 2010, Columbus, OH  

Vasovagal Syncope Precipitated by Hyperthyroidism: An Unknown Entity
Muhammad Rizwan Afzal MD, Lester Castaneros MD, John Wilson MD
American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter; October 1, 2010, Columbus, OH

Syncope Due to Bilateral Myxoma Pulmonary Embolism
Eleanor R. Banzon MD, Shala Mallick MD
American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter; October 1, 2010, Columbus, OH   

Orbital Apex Syndrome: Unusual Presentation of Low Grade Follicular Lymphoma
Umasanker Kakumanu MD
American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter; October 1, 2010, Columbus, OH

Conversion of bA- to bS-Globin by Homologous Replacement in Hematopoietic Stem/Progenitor Cells
Ali Abdolmohammadi MD, Rosalie Maurisse MD, Babak Bedayat MD, David De Semir MD, Judy Wai-Men Cheung MD, Dieter C. Gruenert MD
American College of Physicians National Chapter, April 22-24, 2010, Toronto, Canada

Varenicline Induced Seizure
Nauman Rashid MD, Thomas Parker MD, Sanaz Abderrahmane MD
National American College of Physicians, April 22-24, 2010, Toronto, Canada

Extra-articular Manifestations of Dialysis Related Amyloidosis: A Case Report
Nabeel Imam MD, George Muteema MD, Anjum Najeed MD, Mohammad Ahmed MD, Antoine Samaha MD
National Kidney Foundation, April 14, 2010, Orlando, FL

Efficacy of a Targeted Bleach Cleaning Intervention to Reduce the Incidence of Endemic Clostridium difficile-Associated Diarrhea in a Multi-Hospital Healthcare System
Sanaz Abderrahmane MD, Stephen Blatt MD, FACP, Jenni Steinbrunner BS, Lyn Plummer RN CIC, Ann Halverstadt RN BSN, Toni Kamp RN CIC, Tom Imhoff Pharm D, Rakesh Shukla, PhD, Shu Zheng, MS
International Conference on Healthcare, Marc 19, 2010. Atlanta, GA

2009

Efficacy of an MRSA Screening and Decolonization Program in Hip or Knee Surgery Patients
Erich Acebedo MD; Stephen Blatt MD, Joseph Thomas MD, Lyn Plummer RN, CIC  Yury Gonzales, MD Jenni Steinbrunner, BS
American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter, October 8-9, 2009, Columbus, OH

Primary Adrenal Insufficiency in a patient with suspected Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
Mohammed Ahmed MD
American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter, October 8-9, 2009, Columbus, OH

Extramedullary Plasmacytoma of Testis and Retroperitoneum
Erhan Erdeger MD, Ranga Brahmamdam MD
American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter, October 8-9, 2009, Columbus, OH  

Risk Factors and Patient Outcomes of Community-Acquired MRSA Bacteremia
Anjum Najeed MD, Stephen Blatt MD FACP, Fariba Donovan MD, Yury Gonzales MD FACP, Jennifer Steinbrunner BS
American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter, October 8-9, 2009, Columbus, OH         

Modification of Human β-globin in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells by Small Fragment Homologous Replacement (SFHR)
Hamid Emamekhoo MD, Alireza Abdolmohammadi MD, Hooman Parsi MD, Judy C Chang, Yuet W Kan MD,  and Dieter C Gruenert PhD
American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter, October 8-9, 2009, Columbus, OH
Received 1st place in associate research category

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Does Head Position During Sleep Matter?
Zhaohui Wang MD, Virgil Wooten MD, Michael Fletcher RPSGT, Jennifer Steinbrunner BS
Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC, June 6-11, 2009, Seattle, WA

Scleroderma Renal Crisis Precipitated by Steroid Use
Nabeel Imam MD, Serban Dragoi MD, Ijlal Uddin MD
American College of Physicians National Chapter, April 24, 2009, Philadelphia, PA

Merkel Cell Carcinoma: An Atypical Presentation
Anjum Najeed MD, Jose Barreau MD, Yury Gonzales MD
American College of Physicians National Chapter, April 24, 2009, Philadelphia, PA

Malignant Neuroleptic Syndrome and Hypothermia
Adalgiza Costa MD, Rajinder Singh MD
American College of Physicians National Chapter, April 24, 2009, Philadelphia, PA  

Membranous Glomerulonephritis Secondary to Syphilis
Nabeel M Imam MD, Amir Izhar MD, Yury Gonzales MD FACP, George Metema MD
National Kidney Foundation, March 25-29 2009, Nashville, TN

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