15th Annual Research Day 2017

 

 

Research Day

This day is dedicated to showcasing residents' ongoing research projects.  Residents prepare and present posters as part of a research competition.  Some residents are chosen to present orally.

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15th Annual

Department of Medicine

Research Day

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2017

 


 

Oral Presentations

Elena V. Dolmatova, MD
Trends in Utilization of Inpatient Palliative Care Services and Racial Disparity of Disposition to Hospice Care among Patients with Heart Failure in the United States

Hyun-seok Kim, MD
Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Risk in Gluten-free followers without Celiac Disease in the United States: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2009-2014

Padmapriya Banada, PhD
Rapid Detection of Hemorrhagic Viruses with a System Capable of Point-of-Care Use

Osama Niazi
The Financial and Clinical Impact of Atrial Fibrillation on Patients Undergoing Trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Implantation

 

Poster Session

  • Hypogonadism in Mauriac Syndrome
    Lena Shalem, MD, David Bleich, MD, Maya Raghuwanshi, MD
  • Rapid Detection of Three Select Agent Pathogens Directly from Blood using the GeneXpert Assay System.
    S Deshpande, PP Banada, R Russo, M Jones, R Kwaitkowski, N Connell, DH Persing, D Alland
  • A Case of Fibrous Variant of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
    Khutorskoy, Tamara; Bleich, David
  • Rate of follow-up with Allergy/Immunology and Maintenance of Active Epinephrine Prescriptions in Patients with Anaphylaxis to Venom
    Muglia C, Patel P, Weinstein M, & Wolff A.
  • Suicidal Ideation among Adults with Cardiovascular Disease: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Kasra Moazzami, MD, Elena V Dolmatova, MD, Mirela Feurdean, MD, FACP
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Massive Pulmonary Embolism
    Elena V. Dolmatova, MD , Kasra Moazzami, MD, MPH , Thomas P. Cocke, MD, Elie Elmann, MD, Pranay Vaidya, MD, Arthur F. Ng, MD, Kumar Satya, MD, Rajeev L. Narayan, MD

  • Trends in Utilization of Inpatient Palliative Care Services and Racial Disparity of Disposition to Hospice Care among Patients with Heart Failure in the United States
    Kasra Moazzami, MD, MPH, Elena Dolmatova, MD, James M. Maher, MD, Pallavi Solanki, MD, Marc Klapholz, MD, Alfonso H. Waller, MD

  • Dietary Sodium Intake among United States Adults with Hypertension, 1999-2012
    Elena Dolmatova, MD, Kasra Moazzami, MD, MPH, Sameer Bansilal, MD, MS

  • Impact of Annual Hospital Volume on In-Hospital Outcomes after Cardiac Transplantation
    Kasra Moazzami, MD, MPH, Elena Dolmatova, MD, James M. Maher, MD,
    Pallavi Solanki, MD, Marc Klapholz, MD, Alfonso H. Waller, MD

  • Treatment of essential hypertension – how are we doing?
    Elena Dolmatova, MD, Sheena Rastogi, MD, Edrik Acevedo, MD, Chidinma Ezeonu, MD, Christopher Estiverne, MD, Neil Kothari, MD, Mirela Feurdean, MD

  • Appropriateness of admissions with in-hospital cardiac monitoring
    Igor Eyzner, Daniel Pievsky, Akhtar Amin, Ramya Undamatla, Chris Estiverne, Neil Kothari, Mirela Feurdean

  • Compliance with the yearly screening of microvascular complications of Diabetes in the East Orange Veterans Affairs Hospital
    Edward Rojas MD, Luka Petrovic MD, Muhammad Hussain MD, Christopher Estiverne MD, Mirela Feurdean MD

  • Smoking Cessation in Hospitalized Veterans
    Meredith Holub, DO, Daniel Bodek, DO, Xuefen Xie, MD, Christopher Estiverne, MD, Michelle Liu, MD, and Mirela Feurdean, MD

  • Review of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health Information on Public VHA Websites: 2017
    Krytusa D, Carr R, Byne W, Thomas P, Korenblit P

  • Are Asthma Patients Ages 19-64 Getting the Pneumococcal Vaccine?
    Nitasha Bhatia,Sejal Kothadia, Jieqi Liu, Thayer Nasereddin, Christopher Estiverne, Mirela Feurdean, Neil Kothari

  • Can Serum Vitamin E Level be a Biomarker in the Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver?
    Laura Rotundo, MD, Hyun-seok Kim, MD, MPH

  • Use of ASCVD Risk Calculator to Guide Aspirin Prescription for Prevention of Myocardial Infarction or Ischemic Stroke
    Chong L, Fojanesi C, Gulati R, Wang X, Estiverne C, Feurdean M, Kothari N

  • Vaccinating Veterans - Pneumococcal vaccination ratesin the Veteran Population
    Justin Mathew MD, Jacqueline Burnell MD, Pratik Agrawal MD, Christopher Estiverne MD, Mirela Feurdean MD, Pearl Korenblit MD

  • The Safety & Efficacy of Ritonavir-boosted paritaprevir, ombitasvir and dasabuvir with or without ribavirin in the treatment of liver transplantrecipients with recurrent Genotype 1 HCV Infection: Single-Center, Real-World Experience
    Panagiotis Trilianos, Vivek Lingiah, Phoenix Fung, Merlin Punnoose, Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos

  • Mutations May Be Important in Second Generation DAA Treatment Failures
    Glen Abergel, MD, Robert HK Eng, MD, Sandra Kaminski, MS, PA-C, Alexandra Sonyey, MD

  • Efficacy of Alcohol-Based Hand Rubs in Bacterial Disinfection
    Eunjung Kim, MD, Sharon M Smith PhD, Robert H K Eng

  • Factors associated with HIV Virologic Failure and Retention in Care in an Urban HIV Clinic
    Ishita Sheth, MD; Shobha Swaminathan, MD; Lisa Dever, MD; Debra Chew MD

  • Trends of Modifiable Health Behaviors and Health Outcomes in an Urban County from 2011-2016
    Ashela R. Bean, DO, MPH; Mirela Feurdean, MD, FACP

  • CXCL12-abundant reticular cells in support of breast cancer stem cells: Implication for cancer survival in bone marrow
    Hussam S Eltoukhy, Garima Sinha, Pranela Rameshwar

  • Brain death; A Trigger to Pull the Trigger
    Ahmad A. Al Turk, MD; Natalija Odanovic, MD; Kevin Hou, MD

  • Midodrine and Pyridostigmine; Novelties in Heart Failure Therapy
    Ahmad A. Al Turk, MD; Natalija R. Odanovic, MD; Alfonso H. Waller, MD; Victor J. Mazza, MD

  • Trends and Outcomes of the Use of Percutaneous Native Kidney Biopsy in the United States
    Ahmad A. Al Turk, MD, Christopher Estiverne, MD, Pratik R. Agrawal, MD, Jennine M. Michaud, DO

  • The Accuracy of Using Echocardiographic Parameters to Estimate Pulmonary Vascular Resistance in End Stage Liver Disease
    David D. Song, MD; Ahmad Alkhalil, MD, MSc; Adebayo Olusanya, MD; Julius M. Gardin, MD, MBA; Marc Klapholz, MD

  • What percentage of patients are attending colonoscopy screening appointments and how many subsequent colonoscopies are being performed after referral from the PCP?
    Brijesh Patel MD, Ashela Bean DO, Larrisha Love MD, Kalpesh Patel MD, Mirela Feurdean MD, Christopher Estiverne MD, Neil Kothari MD

  • Quality improvement in managing overweight/obese patients at an academic ambulatory care clinic run by medical residents
    Genevieve Streb, MD, Hyun-seok Kim, MD, MPH, Laura Rotundo, MD, Christopher Estiverne, MD, Neil Kothari, MD, Mirela Feurdean, MD

  • Hepatic Encephalopathy Admissions from 2007-2014 in the United States
    Daniel Bodek DO, Pavan Patel MD

  • Adherence to Lifestyle Modifications Among Patients on Statin Therapy
    Rastko Rakocevic, Sobia Nizami, Shijia Zhang, Kasra Moazzami, Christopher Estiverne, Mirela Feurdean

  • Respiratory Illness Associated With Human Metapneumovirus in Hospitalized Adults at an Urban University Hospital
    Sobia Nizami, MD, Abeer Siddiqi, MD, Rajendra Kapila, MD

  • Resident Compliance with AAP-recommended Developmental Screening in Med/Peds Clinic
    Beth Swift-Taylor, Jeremy Connors, Daniel Hester, Mary O’Connor, Evan Orosz, Pablo Zertuche, Kristin Wong

  • A novel small molecule inhibitor of the M.tuberculosis MenG is cidal to both growing & persister cells
    Paridhi Sukheja, Pradeep Kumar, Nisha Mittal, Shao-Gang Li, Eric Singleton, Riccardo Russo, Alexander Perryman, Riju Shrestha, Nancy Connell, Joel S. Freundlich, David Alland

  • Does Carrying A Rescue Inhaler Correlate With Better Asthma Control?
    S.J. Patel, S.N. Patel, C. Sy, M. Siracusa, A. Wolff

  • Gastric Collision Tumor
    Sowjanya Kanna MD, Diana Castro MD, Michael Demyen MD, Nikolaos Pyrsopolous MD, Sushil Ahlawat MD

  • Understanding the Got Transition: Transition Readiness Assessment Survey in Inner City Adolescents and Young Adults with Asthma
    Nabil Abou Baker MD, Yanet Ravelo, Angelica Gangemi, Luis Alzate-Duque MD, Kristin Wong MD

  • Evaluating the Quality of Life and Transition of Adolescents and Young Adults with Asthma in an Inner City
    Nabil Abou Baker MD, Angelica Gangemi, Yanet Ravelo, Luis Alzate-Duque MD, Kristin Wong MD

  • Evaluating the Effects of Subjective and Objective Asthma Control Measures on the Transition of Inner City Adolescents and Young Adults with Asthma
    Nabil Abou Baker MD, Luis Alzate-Duque MD, Angelica Gangemi, Yanet Ravelo, Kristin Wong MD

  • Increasing the Frequency of Advance Planning Discussions in Adults of the Medicine/Pediatrics Primary Care Clinic
    Natasha Piracha MD, Aaron Scheinman MD, Abeer Siddiqi MD, Rahool Davé MD, Aleksey Tentler MD

  • Guideline Compliance in the Practice of Platelet Transfusion and Associated Patient Outcomes
    Keishondra Sampson, MD, Zhen Wang, MD, Adam Kibola, MD, Christopher Estiverne, MD, Mirela Feurdean, MD, Neil Kothari, MD

  • Metabolic syndrome and Cardiovascular risk in people on a gluten-free diet in the United States: Results from National Health And Nutrition Examination Survey 2009-2014
    Hyun-seok Kim, Michael F. Demyen, Justin Matthew, Neil Kothari, Sushil K. Ahlawat

  • The Association of Male Sex Hormone with Severity of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A population based study
    Hyun-seok Kim, MD, MPH, Ramya Undamatla, MD, Arooj Barbar, MD, Mirela Feurdean, MD

  • Time trends of the prevalence of acute gastroenteritis in the US: A population-based study
    Hyun-seok Kim, MD, MPH, Laura Rotundo, MD, Thayer Nasereddin, MD, Adaugo Ike, MD, David Song MD, Arooj Babar MD, Mirela Feurdean MD, Michael Demyen MD, Sushil Ahlawat MD

  • The Association of Leptin with Severity of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A population-based study
    Hyun-seok Kim, MD, MPH, Laura Rotundo, MD, Mirela Feurdean, MD

  • The Association of Caffeine and Coffee consumption with Severity Of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A population-based study
    Hyun-seok Kim, MD, MPH, Adaugo Ike, MD, Mirela Feurdean, MD, Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA

  • Compliance with the ACC/AHA clinical performance and Quality Measures Guidelines in the Management of Atrial Fibrillation: A Single-Center Experience
    Badal Thakkar MD MPH, Olawale Onibile MD MPH, Nyneju Nmah MD, Patrick Mitchell MD PhD, Sameer Jamal MD, Mirela Feurdean MD

  • Comparison of In-Hospital Outcomes Among HIV Seropositive Versus HIV Seronegative Patients Admitted With Heart Failure in the United States: 2000 to 2012
    Njambi Mathenge, MD; Monali Patel, DO; Sean Dikdan, BS; Abdul Kazi, BS; Menhel Kinno, MD, MPH; Eman Rashed, MD, PhD; Riju Banerjee, MD; Kasra Moazzami, MD, MPH; Olawale Onibile, MD, MPH; Alfonso Waller, MD; Marc Klapholz, MD, MBA

  • Are we following the guidelines for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) surveillance in patients with chronic hepatitis B after implementation of clinical reminders at the East Orange V.A.?
    Natalie Cedeno MD, Adaugo Ike MD, Riju Banerjee MD, Mirela Feurdean MD

  • Accidental Laboratory Exposure to Burkholderia Pseudomallei: Prevention, Precautions, and Post-Exposure Protocol
    Fatima G. Sheikh, MD, Kristin Garafalo, MPH, Colin T. Campbell, DVM, Edward I. Lifshitz, MD, FACP

  • The Diagnostic Accuracy Of Using Echocardiographic Parameters To Estimate Left Atrial Pressure
    David D. Song, MD; Ahmad Alkhalil, MD, MSc

  • Utilization of a Smart Text Tool for Tobacco Use Screening in Internal Medicine Ambulatory Care Clinic Setting
    Brittany Gladney, MD; Claudia Miranda, MD; Njambi Mathenge, MD; Chidimma Oduwegwu, MD; Christopher Estiverne, MD; Neil Kothari, MD; Mirela Feurdean, MD

  • Impact of Requirement for Transfusion on In-hospital Mortality, Cost of Care, and Length of Stay in Percutaneous Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty: A Propensity Score-Matched Analysis
    Badal Thakkar MD MPH, Apurva Badheka MD

  • Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis in the Intensive Care Unit: Are We Overdoing it?
    Eman Rashed, MD PhD, Ahmad Al-Turk, MD, Ronnie Ortiz-Pacheco MD,
    Khaled Abu-Ihweij MD, Neil Kothari MD

  • Utilization of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Nares Screens for Empiric Antibiotic Therapy
    Jacqueline Burnell, MD, Melanie Valentin-Torres, MD, Sharon M Smith, PhD, Robert H K Eng

  • The RNA binding protein Musashi 1 interacts with members of the Hu family in breast cancer stem cells
    Veronica Mariotti, Garima Sinha, Mathieu Boulad, Pujan Neopane, Pranela Rameshwar

  • Testing for vitamin B12 and folate deficiency in patients with macrocytic anemia
    Miguel González, Jason Conway, Ryan Butzko, Chris Estiverne, Mirela Feurdean

  • Osteoporosis Screening and Treatment in the Outpatient Medicine Clinic
    Tanzila Razzaki MD, Vivek Joseph MD, Piyumika DeSilva MD, David Song MD, Mirela Feurdean MD

  • Delays in Radiologic Studies at University Hospital: A Retrospective Chart Review
    Alex Weller, MD; Sarav Patel, MD; Sarah Ahmad, MD

  • Hospital Teaching Status on the Mortality, Length of Stay and Cost Amongst Patients with Esophageal Variceal Bleeding in the U.S.
    Pavan Patel, MD, Daniel Bodek, DO, Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, MD, Sushil Ahlawat, MD

  • Difficult Biliary Cannulation: Outcome of Ultra-tapered Tip Catheter-assisted Cannulation Technique
    Henry S. Dinneen DO, Sowjanya Kanna MD, Sneha Patel, Rahul Dhiman, Sushil Ahlawat MD

  • Antibiotic Usage In Febrile Cancer Patients
    Ricardo Parrondo, Veronica Mariotti, Faiz Afridi, Camille Johnson, Mirela Feurdean, Neil Kothari, Christopher Estiverne, Lori Leslie

  • Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccinations Among Older Adults in New Jersey
    Lisa Thanjan, MD; Shaun Shahani DO, MPH; Edward Lifshitz MD; Pauline Thomas MD

  • Effectiveness of Targeted Secure Messages to Facilitate Access to Tobacco Cessation Counseling for Veterans
    Shaun Shahani, DO, MPH, Pearl Korenblit, MD, Pauline Thomas, MD, Marian Passannante, PhD, Richard Carr, PsyD, Lynn Davis, LCSW

  • Potential to switch to NOAC in patients enrolled in the ACC warfarin clinic
    Adamantios Tsangaris MD, Ayush Arora MD, Renjit Thomas MD, Christopher Estiverne MD, Mirela Feurdean MD

  • Primary GI cancer with aberrant production of alpha fetoprotein and beta human chorionic gonadotropin
    Neel Patel, MD, Chidinma Ezeonu, MD, and Victor Chang, MD

  • Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus Type II Infection Is Associated with Increased Medical Mortality in a National Long-term Cohort of Injection Drug Users
    Savan Kabaria, Jessica Connor, MPH, Breanne E. Biondi, MPH, J. Scott Parrott, PhD, Daniel M. Rosenblum, PhD, Stanley H. Weiss, MD, FACP

  • Do long-term outpatient drug treatment programs help prevent drug overdoses?
    Adam Kurland; Richard Wolferz Jr.; Michael A. Jaker, MD; Erin A. Zerbo, MD; Daniel M. Rosenblum, PhD; Stanley H. Weiss, MD, FACP

  • Rapid Detection of Hemorrhagic Viruses with a System Capable of Point-of-Care Use
    P. P. Banada, S. Deshpande, R. Russo, R. VanAtta, B. Denison, R. Kwiatkowski, N. Connell, D. H. Persing, D. Alland

  • Atrioesophageal Fistula Formation After Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation in a Kidney Transplant Patient on Immunosuppressant Therapy: A Morbidity and Mortality Case
    S.J. Hankinson, D.S. Kornblum, O.T. Niazi, R. Sethi

  • Comparison of In-Hospital Outcomes Of Septic Shock Patients With Versus Without Atrial Fibrillation: A Retrospective Propensity-Matched Analysis
    O.T. Niazi MD, A. Alkhalil MD, A. Olusanya MD, S. Jain MD, S. Golbari MD, R. Banerjee MD, L. Chong MD, M. Klapholz MD, V. Mazza MD and A.H. Waller MD

  • In-Hospital Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation with Atrial Fibrillation: A Retrospective Propensity-Matched Analysis
    A. Gupta, A. Agarwal, M. Rosado, K. Baldev, S. Jain, O.T. Niazi, M. Klapholz, V. Mazza, A.W. Waller

  • Acute Pulmonary and Paradoxical Embolism Treated with Catheter Based Thrombectomy O.T. Niazi MD, A. Alkhalil MD, D. Kornblum, S. Hankinson, F. Bajwa MD, S. Golbari MD,
    S. Jain MD and M. Benz MD

  • Assessing the 3-Month Outcome of Ultrasound-Facilitated, Catheter-Directed, Low-Dose Thrombolysis: A Submassive Saddle Pulmonary Embolus Case
    S.J. Hankinson, D.S. Kornblum, O.T. Niazi, M. Benz

  • Surgical Marsupialization of an Esophageal Duplication Cyst in an Adult
    Qasim Salimi, MD, Sushil K. Ahlawat, MD

  • A National Survey of the Prevalence and Demographics of Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Cirrhotic Patients
    Evan Orosz, Kaivalya Deshpande, Horace A. Brown, Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos

  • Analysis of Use of CT Head in Pediatric Emergency Department using Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) Guidelines
    Munir, F, DO; Meshkati, M, MD; Mok, E, MD; Banugaria, S, MD; Tentler, A, MD

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