8th Annual Research Day 2010


8th Annual

Department of Medicine

Research Day





Oral Presentations

Aye Khyne, MD

Analysis of Vancomycin Minimum Inhibitory/Bactericidal Concentrations (MIC/MBC) for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infections at the Veteran's Affairs New Jersey Health Care System (VA NJHCS)


Wojciech Rudzinski, MD

The new index to assess chronotropic response in patients with end-stage liver disease undergoing dobutamine stress echocardiography


Monica Sanchez-Ross, MD

STAT-MI Network Improves Outcomes


Michael Kasper, MD

The STAT-MI Network shortens Recognition-to-Reperfusion time in STEMI


Bingru Xie, MD

Autoimmune hepatitis presenting in elderly has advanced disease, is less symptomatic and carries a lower relapse after remission




Poster Session

  • A Case of Adult Onset Still's Disease presenting with pericardial effusion.
    Aasma Riaz , MD , Jison Hong , MD , Sultan Shaikh Ahmed , MD
  • A Painless Scalp Lesion.
    Adam Raskin, MD
  • Don't Bite Your Nails!: A case report of ecthyma gangrenosum.
    Adam Raskin, MD
  • Complete Resolution Of C5 To T12 Epidural Abscess By Medical Management Alone.
    Adam Raskin, MD
  • Daptomycin for the Treatment of MRSA Septic Pulmonary Emboli in the Absence of Infective Endocarditis.
    Ahmar Jafary, DO, Eric Gomez, MD, Lisa L. Dever, MD
  • Subacute bacterial endocarditis in the setting of intravenous drug abuse with severe aortic insufficiency.
    Ahmar Jafary, DO, Victor Mazza, MD, Edo Kaluski, MD, Constantinos Lovoulos, MD
  • Multidermatomal Zoster with aseptic meningitis in the setting of newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS.
    Ahmar Jafary, DO, Rajendra Kapila, MD
  • A Case of Respiratory Failure in Myasthenia Gravis.
    Aleksey Tentler , MD ; Zaza Cohen , MD
  • Central Venous Catheter Complications.
    Dr. Moharita A, Dr. Stein B, Dr. Yudd M and Dr. Sambol JT
  • Case Report: Acute Splenic Sequestration Crisis in a 25 Year Female with Sickle Cell Beta-Thalassemia.
    Varghese A, MD; Maceroli M; Fede R, MD
  • Rectal Perforation Secondary to Retroflexion on Colonoscopy Managed with Endoscopic Clips.
    Atallah, Carl, DO, Patel, Lisa , MD , Parikh, Rajat , MD , Balachandran, Purnima , MD
  • Gastric Signet-Cell Carcinoma Presenting as Metastatic Disease to the Skin.
    Atallah, C., DO, Arrigo, R., DO, Parikh R., MD, Balachandran, P., MD
  • Carotid-Cavernous Fistula in the Setting of Factor V Leiden Mutation.
    Cynthia Quainoo, MD, Inderpreet K. Singh, DO, Victoria Goldman-Gorelov, MD
  • DRESS (Drug Rash with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms) syndrome due to Anti TB medication.
    Dharmesh H Kaswala, MD, Mansi Kanuga , MD , Joshua Kaplan, MD
  • Scleroderma Induced Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Pulmonary Fibrosis: When to Initiate Flolan Infusion Therapy.
    Dorothy Castro, MD, MPH; Marc Klapholz, MD; Joann Reteguiz, MD
  • Disseminated Tuberculosis with Pott's Disease.
    Cynthia Quainoo, MD; Ethan Ko, DO; John Villa, DO; Steven Sperber, MD
  • Percutaneous Retrieval of a Floating Swan-Ganz Catheter Fragment.
    Alfonso H. Waller, MD, Arthur Rusovici, MD, Geena Varghese, DO, Marc Klapholz, MD, James M. Maher, MD
  • Churg Strauss Syndrome.
    Geena Varghese, DO, Ajay Patel, MD, Vagram Ovnanian , MD
  • Myasthenia Gravis Presenting As Stridor.
    G Protopapas, MD, L Matarrese, DO, C Atallah, DO, M Polkow, MD
  • Pseudomelanosis Duodeni: A Rare Case Report.
    G. Protopapas, MD, R.N. Parikh, MD, C. Quainoo, MD, N Patel, MD, WW Wang MD
    Presented at the Annual ACG Meeting 2009
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Secondary to Phenytoin Use.
    G. Protopapas , MD , C. Kuriakose, MD, J. Kaplan, MD
  • Listeria Meningoencephalitis in a Diabetic, End Stage Renal, Elderly Patient.
    Irene Hao, MD, Inderpreet K. Singh, DO, Zaza Cohen , MD
  • A Case of Adult T-cell Leukemia with HTLV-1 positivity.
    Jison Hong , MD , Madiha Tufail , MD , Michael Jaker, MD
  • Primary Hypothyroidism Exacerbated by Noncompliance with Therapy and Probable Over-the-Counter Use of Herbal Medications.
    Johanna Henriquez, DO
  • Erythema Multiforme: A Case Report.
    Sheth, K. MD, McDonald, R. MD
  • A Rare Case of Right Ventricular Myxoma.
    Rajiv J. Patel, DO, Kunal Patel , MD , Justin Sambol, MD, Marc Klapholz, MD, and James M. Maher, MD
  • Mesenteric Cyst causing intestinal obstruction from previous peritoneal dialysis.
    L. Matarrese, DO, S. Raisoni, MD, C. Jablonski, MD, M. Dowling, MD
  • Giant Esophageal Liposarcoma: A Rare Case Report.
    C. Atallah, DO, L. Patel, MD, R. Parikh, MD, A. Peyton, DO, K. Klein ,MD, M. Demyen, MD, L. Harrison, MD
  • Paraneoplastic Leukocytosis in Squamous Cell Esophageal Cancer.
    Madiha Tufail , MD , Suzanne Atkin, MD, Victor Chang, MD
  • Disseminated Tuberculosis in an Immunocompetent Host.
    Amina Goodwin-Fernandez, MD, Marlyn Fernandez, MD, Ana Natale-Pereira, MD, MPH, Joshua Kaplan, MD, Smita Mahendrakar, MD, and David Alland, MD
  • Gangrenous Digits: A Case of Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome.
    Maryann Maximos, DO
  • Right-sided Dual Valve Infective Endocarditis in an Injection Drug User.
    Brijesh Patel , MD ; Matilda Akinyemi, MD; Marc Klapholz, MD
  • Atypical Presentation of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Secondary to Polymyositis.
    Shimon Harary, MD, Sree Chalasani , MD , Mark Klapholz, MD
  • An Atypical Presentation of Recurrence of HTLV-1 Adult T-cell Lymphoma/Leukemia: A Case Report.
    Michael Esrick, MD, Michael Jaker, MD, Margaret Bryan, MD
  • Case Presentation: Human Babesiosis.
    René E. Paulin, MD, Shanthi Srinivas, MD, Jenny Kim, MD, Shahida Ahmed, MD
  • The new index to assess chronotropic response in patients with end-stage liver disease undergoing dobutamine stress echocardiography.
    Wojciech Rudzinski, MD, PhD, Alfonso H. Waller, MD, Amit Prasad, MD, Sunita Sood, MD, Christine Gerula, MD, Arun Samanta, MD, Baburao Koneru, MD, Marc Klapholz, MD
  • Hydroxycut Induced Hepatotoxicity.
    Sanjay Raisoni , MD ; Dharmesh Kaswala , MD ; Shobha Swaminathan MD
  • Extramedullary hematopoiesis in metastatic prostate adenocarcinoma.
    Wendy M. Yang, MD; Cynthia Quainoo, MD; Rene Paulin, MD; Gizem Tumer, MD; Victor Chang, MD; Shahida Ahmed, MD; and Basil Kasimis, MD DSc
  • Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis in Pregnant Women.
    Zhijie Gao, M.D., Kinjal Sheth, M.D.
  • Takotsubo's Cardiomyopathy in a Patient with Pheochromocytoma.
    Michelle Grosso, MD, Sandhya Dhruvakumar, MD, Vikesh Tahiliani, MD, Daniel Tsyvine, MD, Sonia Puthooran, MD
  • Esophageal Intramural Pseudodiverticulosis in an HIV Patient with Esophageal Candidiasis.
    Carl Atallah DO, George Protopapas MD, Rajat Parikh MD, Morium Akthar, Sushil Ahlawat MD.
  • Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma: A Case Presentation of a Man with Two Concurrent B-Cell Malignancies.
    Chine Abanonu MD, Lisa Patel MD, Shanti Srinivas MD, Victor Chang MD
  • Eosinophilic Myocarditis Mimicking Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction.
    Jennifer Zaitz, DO; Monica Sanchez-Ross, MD; Aarti Patel, MD; Marc Morresi, MD; Reginald Joseph, MD; Soo Hyun Choi, MD; Houman Rezaizadeh, MD; Edo Kaluski, MD; Marc Klapholz, MD; Bunyad Haider, MD; ? & Christine Gerula, MD
  • Visceral Leishmaniasis in a patient with AIDS.
    R.Sagalla DO, P. Kloser MD, O. Stepanyuk MD, M.Keane-Tarchichi
  • Progression of MRSA Vertebral Osteomyelitis Despite Vancomycin Therapy.
    Onajite Onaodowan , MD Rajendra Kapila , MD
  • Massive Stomach Dilatation and Bowel Obstruction after Nifedipine Overdose Treated with Activated Charcoal.
    Richard J. Arrigo, D.O.
  • Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return in a patient with flail posterior mitral valve leaflet.
    Reginald Joseph, MD, Monica Sanchez-Ross, MD, Victor Mazza, MD, Aarti Patel, MD, Wojciech Rudzinski, MD, PhD, Katherine Yunsoo Kim, MD, Rinaldo Caro-Sanchez, MD, Soo Hyun Choi, MD, Constantino Lovoulos, MD, Sandhya Dhruvakumar, MD, Christine Gerula, MD, Edo Kaluski , MD, Marc Klapholz MD
  • A case of swine influenza A (H1N1) infection in an immunocompromised man
    Payam Benson , MD
  • Housestaff Discharge Summaries: An Internal Review
    Ruby John, MD, Maura Barry, MD, Tim Mainardi, MD, Janet Han, MD, Frank Italiano, MD, Reginald Joseph, MD, Roma Chawla, DO, Dharmesh Kaswala, MD, Anna Varghese, MD, Johanna Henriquez, DO, Reyhan Berkel, MD, Matilda Akinyemi, MD, Jo-Ann Reteguiz, MD
  • Analysis of Vancomycin MICs and MBCs for MRSA Infections at VA NJHCS
    A.T. Khyne, MD, I. Hao, MD, R.H.K. Eng, MD, S.M. Smith, MD, T. Chiang, MD
  • STAT-MI Network Improves Outcomes
    Monica Sanchez-Ross, MD, James Maher, MD, Mike Kasper, MD, Brijesh Patel, MD, Victor Mazza, MD, Wojciech Rudzinski, MD, PhD, David Hom, MD, Vivek Dhruva, MD, David Langley, Jack Palmaro, MD, Sultan Ahmed, MD, Bunya Haider, MD, Edo Kaluski, MD, Marc Klapholz, MD
  • Cocaine Induced coronary Thrombosis: What is The Optimal Treatment Strategy?
    Arthur Rusovici, MD, Santosh Varkey, MD, Marc Klapholz, MD, Qaisra Saeed, MD and Edo Kaluski, MD
  • Changes in Peak Nasal Inspiratory Flow Mimic Spirometric Changes During Aspirin Desensitization: A Case Report
    Mark E. Weinstein, MD, Alan H. Wolff, MD
  • Remission Of ACTH - Independent Macronodular Adrenal Hyperplasia (AIMAH) By Unilateral Adrenalectomy
    S. Puthooran , NH Ertel, M. Raghuwanshi, M. Jordan, D. Bleich
  • Aminoglycoside Resistance in bla KPC Positive Klebsiella pneumonia at the Veteran's Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System (VA NJHCS)
    M. Sanchez, MD, E.O. Gomez, MD, R. Eng, MD, D. Huang, MD, T. Chiang, MD
  • Treatment of Giant Saphenous Vein Graft Aneurysm using Terumo ® Coils
    Daniel Tsyvine, MD, Nejad Karan, MD, Pranay Vaidya, MD and Virender Sethi, MD
  • Mycobacterium fortuitum Infection of the Breast following Augmentation Mammoplasty
    Benjamin De La Rosa, MD, Edward Jones-Lopez, MD, Lisa L. Dever, MD
  • Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis in An Immunocompetent Host
    Amandeep Kaur , MD , Lisa Dever, MD and Rajendra Kapila , MD
  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): Failure to Reduce Total Infections in the Face of Infection Control Success
    O. Stepanyuk, MD, R.H.K. Eng, MD, L. Dever, MD, E. Espina, MD, G. Cook, MD,  T. Chiang , MD , S.M. Smith MD,
  • Potassium-Titanyl-Phosphate "Green" Laser Prostatectomy in Patients with Implanted Cardiac Rhythm Devices
    Victor J. Mazza, MD, Wojciech Rudzinzki, MD, PhD, Ewa Rakowski, MS, Alfonso H. Waller, MD, Joaquim Correia, MD, Joseph DiTrolio, MD, Marc Klapholz, MD, Sandyha Dhruvakumar, MD, Apostolos Voudouris, MD
  • Heart Block Requiring Permanent pacemaker Implantation After Carotid Artery Stenting
    Victor Mazza, MD, Monica Sanchez-Ross, MD, Alfonso H. Waller, MD, Ahmed Elgengaihy, MD, Marc Klapholz, MD, Bunyad Haider, MD, Apostolos Voudouris, MD, Sandyha Dhruvakumar, MD
  • STAT-MI Eliminated Gender Bias In Acute Myocardial Infarction
    Monica Sanchez-Ross, MD, James Maher, MD, Mike Kasper, MD, Dan Tsyvine, MD, Victor Mazza, MD, Brijesh Patel, MD, Wojciech Rudzinski, MD, William Dougan, MD, Christine Gerula, MD, Apostolos Voudouris, MD, Edo Kaluski, MD, Marc Klapholz, MD
  • The STAT-MI Network shortens Recognition-to-Reperfusion time in STEMI
    Michael Kasper, MD, Monica Sanchez-Ross, MD, Daniel Tsyvine, MD, James M. Maher, MD, Victor Mazza, MD, Brijesh Patel, MD, Vivek N. Dhruva, DO, William Dougan, David Langley, Edo Kaluski, MD, FACC, Marc Klapholz, MD, FACC
  • Intra-aortic Balloon Counterpulsation Prior to Noncardiac Surgery: A Forgotten Remedy?
    Richard Schmidt, BA, Michael Kasper, MD, Marc Klapholz, MD, FACC, and Edo Kaluski, MD, FACC
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis Recurrence After Liver Transplant with Centrizonal Necrosis
    S. Sood, MD, S. Uppalapati, MD, B. Xie, MD, M. Ahmad, MD, K. Kenneth, MD, D. Wilson, MD, A. Fisher, MD, A. De La Torre, MD, B. Koneru, MD, A. Samanta, MD
  • The Spectrum of Hepatic Sarcoid
    Sunita Sood, MD, Kiran V. Rao, MD, Harmit Kalia, MD, Arun Samanta, MD, Robert J. Bierwirth, MD, Kevin M. Klein, MD
  • Ripple Effects of a Novel D2B Pathway
    Monica Sanchez-Ross, MD, James M. Maher, MD, Mike Kasper, MD, Gerard Oghlakian, MD, Brijesh Patel, MD, Vivek N. Dhruva, DO, Edo Kaluski, MD, FACC, Diane Alfano, William Dougan, David Langley and Marc Klapholz, MD, FACC
  • Cushing Disease Presenting as Pituitary Apoplexy with Co-secretion of ACTH & Growth Hormone
    Elkin A. Nunez, MD, Norman H. Ertel, MD, Miya Raghuwanshi, MD, L. Sharer, MD, James K. Liu, MD
  • Panic in Acute Asthma
    I. Hamdani, MD, M.H Lavietes, MD, S.I. Abdelhadi, MD, H.V. Patel, MD, N.S. Cherniack, MD


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