7th Annual Research Day 2009


7th Annual

Department of Medicine

Research Day





Oral Presentations

Gerard Oghlakian, MD

"Wireless Technology Improves Outcomes and Eliminates Gender Bias in Acute Myocardial Infarction"

Pallavi Solanki, M.D.

"Hypertension in African Americans With Heart Failure: Progression from Hypertrophy to Dilatation; Perhaps Not"

Kiran V. Rao M.D.

"The Prevalence and Significance of Autoantibodies in Patients with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease"

Demyen, Michael, M.D.

"Management of benign esophageal structures via Rendezvous procedure: A case series"

Mark E. Weinstein, M.D.

"Efficacy and tolerability of second and third generation antihistamines in the treatment of acquired cold urticaria"



Poster Session


  • A Case of Spontaneous Pneumothorax Presenting with High Degree Atrio-Ventricular Block Gerard Oghlakian M.D., Sunita Sood M.D., Ravi Kode M.D., Victor Mazza M.D. and Joaquim Correia M.D.
  • Legionella Pneumonia in a Patient with HIV Compliant with HAART.
    Richard J. Arrigo, D.O., Iris Herrera, M.D., Geena Varghese, D.O.
  • Severe Stenotic Vascular Disease in Takayasu's Arteritis
    Kamran Ahmed,M.D., Jennifer Quassem, M.D.
  • Atrial Septal Defect Presentation and Repair
    Marc Klapholz, M.D., Aarti Patel,M.D., Kamran Ahmed, M.D.
  • Suspected Extrapulmonary TB in Patient with AFB Negative Pleural Effusion
    Raj Kapila,M.D., Kamran Ahmed, M.D., Vas Lambrinos, M.D.
  • An Analysis of Heart Failure and Anemia in African Americans
    Matilda Y. Akinyemi, M.D., Marc Klapholz, M.D., James M. Maher, M.D.
  • "I Wish I Knew That!"- Beyond Door To Intervention Time, or "Everything You Wanted To Know About Your STEMI Patient Pre-PCI and Never Dared To Ask"
    David Sedaghat M.D., James Maher M.D., Christine Gerula M.D., Edo Kaluski M.D., Marc Klapholz M.D.
  • Case Presentation: Small Cell Carcinoma of the Prostate
    René E. Paulin, M.D., Michelle Cholankerill, M.D., Victor Chang, M.D.
  • A Diffuse Cutaneous Presentation of a CD4+/CD56+ Hematodermic Neoplasm
    Maura Barry M.D., Shanthi Srinivas M.D., Michelle Cholankeril, M.D., Victor Chang M.D.
  • Hypercalcemia Treatment in ESRD
    Sacha Balmir, D.O., Sonia Simoes, M.D., Stuart Baskin, M.D.
  • Abdominal Pain and Acute Kidney Injury
    Dipal Patel, M.D., Sacha Balmir, D.O., Joshua Kaplan, M.D.
  • Management of benign esophageal structures via Rendezvous procedure: A case series
    Demyen, M, M.D., Patel, N, M.D., Patel, L, M.D., Cohen, E, M.D., Baredes, S, M.D., Sterling, M, M.D.
  • Pre and Post Operative Cardiac Evaluation of Orthotropic Liver Transplantation
    Alfonso H. Waller, M.D., Gerard Oghlakian, M.D., Sunita Sood, M.D., Amit Prasad, M.D., Wojciech Rudzinski, M.D., Ph.D., Arun Samanta, M.D., Baburao Koneru, M.D., Christine Gerula, M.D., Marc Klapholz, M.D.
  • Wireless Technology Improves Outcomes and Eliminates Gender Bias in Acute Myocardial Infarction
    Gerard Oghlakian, M.D., James Maher M.D., Monica Ross-Sanchez, M.D., David Sedaghat,M.D.,
  • Vivek Dhruva D.O., Edo Kaluski M.D., F.A.C.C., and Marc Klapholz M.D., F.A.C.C.
  • Atypical Presentation of Loffler's Syndrome in the Setting of Strongyloides stercoralis Infection
    Harris Shaikh M.D., Maya Raghuwanshi M.D., Lisa Dever M.D.
  • Epsilon Wave in Electrocardiography
    Alaleh Sareh M.D., Gerard Oghlakian,M.D., Victor Mazza M.D., Steve Tsai M.D., and Ralph Oriscello M.D.
  • Relationship of Exhaled Nitric Oxide to Asthma Control Test Scores and Spirometry in an Inner City Pediatric Population
    A.V. Shrikhande, H. Aguila, M.D.
  • Effect of Montelukast on Exhaled Nitric Oxide in Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis- A Meta-Analysis
    Anitha Shrikhande M.D., Leonard Bielory M.D.
  • Common Disease, Uncommon Diagnosis
    Dipal Patel M.D., Sacha Balmir D.O., Joshua Kaplan M.D.
  • Hypertension in African Americans With Heart Failure: Progression From Hypertrophy to Dilatation; Perhaps Not. Pallavi Solanki, M.D., Ramzan M Zakir, M.D., Rajiv J Patel, D.O., Shavangi Patel, M.D., Antonious Attallah, M.D., James Maher, M.D., Muhamed Saric M.D, Ph.D., Edo Kaluski, M.D., & Marc Klapholz, M.D.
  • Ectopic Right Coronary Artery - Does it originate from Non-Coronary Cusp? Perhaps Not
    Pallavi Solanki, M.D., Monica Sanchez-Ross, M.D., Muhamed Saric, M.D., Ph.D., Marc Klapholz, M.D., and Edo Kaluski, M.D.
  • Effect of Topical Intranasal Steroids on Nasal Polyp Size: A Meta-Analysis
    V. Van Stee, M.D., L. Bielory, M.D.
  • Eosinophilia and Cardiac Dysfunction
    V. Van Stee,M.D., D. Axelrod, M.D., L. Bielory, M.D.
  • Ocular Allergy Versus Tear Film Dysfunction in a Case of Setleis Syndrome
    V. Van Stee,M.D., D. Axelrod, M.D., L. Bielory, M.D., Chung YH, M.D.
  • Effect of Topical Intranasal Steroids on Nasal Polyp Size as Measured by Peak Nasal Inspiratory Flow: A Meta-Analysis. V. Van Stee, M.D., L. Bielory, M.D.
  • The Prevalence and Significance of Autoantibodies in Patients with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
    Kiran V. Rao M.D., Maliha Ahmad M.D., Arun Samanta M.D., Kenneth M. Klein M.D., Baburao Koneru M.D., Adrian Fisher M.D., Dorian Wilson M.D., Andrew De La Torre M.D.
  • Isolated Duodenal Crohn's Disease Presenting with Gastric Outlet Obstruction and Acute Pancreatitis
    Kiran V. Rao M.D., Ankit Kansagra M.B.B.S., Kenneth M. Klein M.D., Weizheng W. Wang M.D.
  • Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Dissection after Blunt Chest Trauma
    Gerard Oghlakian, M.D., Brijesh Patel M.D., Pierre Maldjian, M.D., Edo Kaluski, M.D., and Muhamed Saric, M.D., Ph.D.
  • An Hourglass Type Supravalvular Aortic Stenosis
    Brijesh Patel, M.D., David Sedaghat, M.D., Yuliya Kats, M.D., Muhamed Saric, M.D., Ph.D, Pierre Maldjian, M.D., Marc Klapholz, M.D.
  • Sinus Venosus Atrial Septal Defect with Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
    Brijesh Patel, M.D., Pierre Maljian, M.D., Muhamed Saric, M.D., Ph.D., and Marc Klapholz, M.D.
  • Slow Pathway Ablation in a Patient with Dual Antegrade Response: Endpoints for Success
    Victor J. Mazza, M.D., Apostolos Voudouris, M.D., Marc Klapholz, M.D., Sandhya Dhruvakumar, M.D.
  • Stress Related Cardiomyopathy and Prolonged QTc
    Victor J. Mazza, M.D., Gerard Oghlakian, M.D., Marc Klapholz, M.D., Edo Kaluski, M.D.
  • A Case of CVID Complicated by Stiff Person's syndrome: Symptomatic Relief with rituximab 
    S.Nootheti, M.D. P.Fitzgerald-Bocarsly, Geng Le, Cui C, Yin, H. Jyonouchi
  • Establishing the Diagnosis of a Univentricular Heart
    Aarti Patel, M.D., Monica Sanchez-Ross, M.D., Marc Klapholz M.D., and Muhamed Saric, M.D., Ph.D.
  • An Anomalous Origin of the Left Coronary Artery From the Pulmonary Artery (ALCAPA) and Two Right Coronary Arteries From the Aorta in an Adult
    Pallavi Solanki, M.D., Alfonso H. Waller, M.D., *Pierre D. Maldjian, M.D., Kamran Hamrani, M.D., Steve C. Tsai, M.D., David Sedaghat, M.D., Vivek Dhruva, D.O., Yuliya Kats, M.D., Marc Klapholz, M.D., and Muhamed Saric, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Pyoderma Vegetans: A Case Report
    Kaplan, J M.D., Kapilla, R M.D., Patel, L M.D., Chaudry A MS-III
  • Extensive Pulmonary Tuberculosis with Destroyed Lung
    Katherine Kim, M.D., Kevin Fennelly, M.D., Meredith Shade, M.D.
  • Torrential Tricuspid Regurgitation in Prosthetic Valve with Aortic Root Abscess in Pregnancy
    Ruby Samuel John, M.D., Ravi Kiran Kode, M.D., and Muhamed Saric, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Allergic Reactions to Common Allergens May Be Due to Evolutionary Immune Response to Conserved Domains (CDs) Present in Parasites and Allergens
    T. Mainardi, M.D., B. Bielory, M.D., L. Bielory, M.D.
  • Pulmonary Hemorrhage in Wegener's Granulomatosis
    Maryann Maximos D.O., Kristin Wong M.D., Sanjit Reddy M.D., and Anand Srinivasan M.D.
  • Massive Coronary Perforation and Shock
    Daniel Tsyvine M.D., Edo Kaluski M.D., Christine Gerula M.D., Preet Randhawa M.D., Marc Klapholz M.D.
  • Association of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Non-arteritic Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
    Faisal Uddin M.D., Allen Blaivas D.O.,
  • Renal Effects of High-dose Celecoxib in Elderly Patients with Stage D2 Prostate Carcinoma
    P. Benson M.D., M. Yudd M.D.
  • Atrial Pacing to Decrease Acute Aortic Insufficiency as a Bridge to Mechanical Aortic Valve Replacement. Dawn Christopher, M.D., Ruby Samuel John, M.D., Ralph Oriscello, M.D.
  • Inhibtion of P66SHCA Longevity Gene Rescues Podocytes from HIV-1-Induced Oxidative Stress and Apoptosis. Mohammad Husain M.D., Leonard G Meggs, M.D., Himanshu Vashistha, M.D., Sonia Simoes, M.D., Kevin O Griffiths, M.D., Dileep Kumar, M.D., Joanna Mikulak, M.D., Peter W Mathieson, M.D., Moin A Saleem, M.D., Luis Del Valle, M.D., Sergio Pina-Oviedo, M.D., Jin Ying Wang, M.D., Surya V Seshan, M.D., Ashwani Malhotra, M.D., Kzystof Reiss, M.D. and Pravin C Singhal, M.D.


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