Internal Medicine Residency Program

Resident Presentations and Publications 2012 - Present

Residents should engage in scholastic activities in concurrence with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) common program requirements1. A survey of 390 program directors demonstrated that 10% of residents published articles in peer-reviewed journals2. We are proud to announce that over the last three years, our residents published 58 articles in peer-reviewed journals. This amounts to more than one publication per resident. The conference presentations and publications by our Internal Medicine Residents since 2012 are listed below:

2013-2015 International Presentations and Abstracts

Yu S, Brewster P, Ren K, He W, Xiang K, Tuttle K, Jamerson K, Dworkin L, Cutlip D, Solomon S, Murphy T, Dagostino R, Henrich W, Shapiro J, Cooper C
Stenting of atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis doesn't improve clinical outcomes on patients presenting with congestive heart failure, an analysis of the coral trail – Oral Presentation European Meeting and Hypertension and Cardiovascular Protection – Milan Italy March 2015

1. Ali, A., Scholemer, J., B., Apostolis, M., Assaly, R. Poland syndrome. Accepted at Chest World Congress, Madrid March, 2014

2. Abdulmonam A, Apostolis M, Assaly R. Swyer-James Macleod Syndrome presenting as unilateral segmental emphysema. CHEST International Conference, Madrid, Spain March 2014.

3. Ali, A., Hariri, I., Apostolis, M., Assaly, R. Ehler Danlos Syndrome: Post extubation laryngeal signs. Accepted at Chest World Congress, Madrid March, 2014.

Luni FK, Riaz H. Riaz IB. Riaz T. Husnain M. Khan S. Cooper C. A meta-analysis of non-compliance or planned discontinuation of aspirin and the risk of mortality and non-fatal myocardial infarction in patients with established or at risk of coronary artery disease. Accepted to be presented in European Society of Cardiology Congress in Aug-Sep 2014

Yu S. Advancement in anticoagulation therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation. Invited Presentation, Huabei United University Hospital, Tangshan, Hebei, China 07/2013


National Conferences

Digestive Disease Week (DDW) - 2015

Khan MA; Khan AR; Alastal Y; Hammad T; Nawras A
Low FODMAP diet for Irritable Bowel syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
DDW May 2015 Washington DC

Khan MA; Khan S; Kamal S; Alastal Y; Hammad T; Nawras A
Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Biliary Drainage Comes of Age: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
DDW May 2015 Washington DC

Alastal Y, Khan MA, Ahmad U, Bawany M, Alaradi O, Nawras A
A Suggested Method for Preventing Post Palliative SEMS Cholecystitis in Selective Patients with Courvoisier's Gallbladder, a Preliminary Study DDW May 2015 Washington DC

Alastal, Yaseen1; Hammad, Tariq A.1; Khan, Muhammad Ali1; Pierre, Joel2; Kwaah, Bismark2; Khuder, Sadik A.2; Nawras, Ali1
GI Problems Associated with Systemic Sclerosis: Results from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample
has been accepted for presentation in DDW May 16 -19 2015 Washington DC

DDW 2014

Sofi A, Khan AR, Alastal, Y, Bawany MZ, Nawras A. Is endoscopic biliary stenting a risk factor for Post-ERCP pancreatitis? – A systematic review and meta-analysis. Presented at DDW (Digestive disease week) 2014, May 3-6, Chicago, Illinois

Sofi A, Khan AR, Sodeman T, Nawras A. Endoscopic Sphincterotomy and the Risk of Post-ERCP Pancreatitis after Biliary Stenting- A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Presented at DDW (Digestive disease week) 2014, May 3-6, Chicago, Illinois

Sofi A, Khan AR, Alastal, Y, Nawras A. No Increase in Risk of Post-ERCP Pancreatitis with the Placement of Biliary Self-Expandable Metal Stents (SEMS) A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Presented at DDW (Digestive disease week) 2014, May 3-6, Chicago, Illinois

APDIM 2014

Abdur Rahman Khan, Nauman Saleem Siddiqui, Raja Thotakura, Syed Shafae Hasan, Faraz Khan Luni, Thomas Sodeman, Bryan Hinch, Dinkar Kaw, Sadik Khuder, Ragheb Assaly"Monthly Tests as a Tool to Predict Performance at American Board of Internal Medicine Certification Examination You are provided free registration to the meeting. 2014 Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine (APDIM) Spring Meeting. April 6-10 Nashville, TN.

American College of Physicians (ACP) 2015

Fida M, Abdulmonam A, Assaly R
Rapidly progressive dyspnea with unexpected autopsy finding
ACP April 2015

Shah S, Luni FK, Khan AR, Barnett W, Assaly R.
Utilization of G Charts to Analyze Rare Occurrence Events in Health Care Quality Improvement. To be presented at ACP Internal Medicine 2015. Boston, MA.

Shah S, Assaly R
Battling Influenza: Extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation and an emerging role in influenza associated acute lung injury. To be presented at ACP Internal Medicine 2015. Boston, MA.

Kubbara A, Barnett W, Dasa O, Ruzieh M, Almeshal N, Horen N, Hariri I, Khan AR, Alreefi F, Abdelkarim A, Rehman S, Khateeb F, Hensley S, Hahler B, Korzec T, Taleb M, Al-Ahwel Y, Assaly R
Comparing Ventilator-associated Events Reporting according to CDC Guidelines Between Neurosurgical and Non-Neurosurgical Patients ACP National Boston, MA April 2015

Alastal Y, Ahmad U, Hammad T, Siddiqui F, Sakhi R, Gupta S, Horen N, Delpachitra D, Sodeman T, Alaradi O, Nawras A, FACG
The Impact of Fellow Involvement on Quality Measures and Patient Satisfaction of Colonoscopy in Newly Established Gastroenterology Fellowship Program ACP National Boston, MA April 2015

Kamal S, Khan MA, Sodeman T
Guillain Barre Syndrome and Autoimmune Hepatitis: Is There a Relationship?
ACP National Boston, MA April 2015

Hammad T, Ahmad U, Alastal Y, Dasa O, Alaradi O, Nawras A
Impact Of Rapid On-site Evaluation With Cytopathologist Guidance On The Diagnostic Yield Of EUS-FNA Of Pancreatic Lesions
ACP-National Conference Boston, MA April 2015

Kubbara A, Hamouda D, Yu S, Yoon Y,
Bilateral Pulmonary Emboli as an Indirect Complication of Gastric Bypass Surgery
ACP National 2015

ACP National 2014

Alreefi F, Khan AR, Shah S, Luni FK, Sheikh M, Moukarbel G. Non ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Due to Complete Coronary Occlusion: Clinical Characteristics. Presented as a finalist in the Annual Meeting of the American College of Physicians, ACP 2014, April 9-11, Orlando, FL

Javaid T, Shah S, Paul S, Khan AR, Iwagwu C. Dabigatran mediated gastrointestinal hemorrhage resulting in functional decline in an elderly patient. Presented as a finalist in the Annual Meeting of the American College of Physicians, ACP 2014, April 9-11, Orlando, FL.

Khan, MA. Efficacy, safety and patients' satisfaction with colonoscopic fecal microbiota transplant. (presented at ACP 2014)

Khan, MA. Renal masses in autoimmune pancreatitis warranting the need for biopsy or close follow up. (Presented at ACP 2014)

Khan AR, Katragadda V, Kaw D. Native Kidney Cancer in a Transplant Patient: A Stitch in Time Saves Nine. Presented as a finalist in the Annual Meeting of the American College of Physicians, ACP 2014, April 9-11, Orlando, FL

Luni FK, Khan AR, Siddiqui N, Thotakura R, Hasan Syed, et al. Monthly Tests as a Tool to Predict Performance at American Board of Internal Medicine Certification Examination. Presented as a finalist in the Annual Meeting of the American College of Physicians, ACP 2014, April 9-11, Orlando, FL

Luni FK, Khan AR, Siddiqui N, Thotakura R, Hasan Syed, et al. "Monthly Tests as a Tool to Predict Performance at American Board of Internal Medicine Certification Examination." Presented at the ACP (American College of Physicians) national symposium in Orlando,Florida in 04/2014

ACP National 2015

Sehrish Kamal, Muhammad Ali Khan, Thomas Sodeman
" Guillain Barre Syndrome and autoimmune hepatitis.....is there a relationship?"
Boston, MA Feb 2015

A. Kubbara, W. Barnett, O. Dasa, M. Ruzieh, N. Almeshal, N. Horen, I. Hariri, A.R. Khan, F. Alreefi, A. Abdelkarim, S. Rehman, F. Khateeb, S. Hensley, B. Hahler, T. Korzec, M. Taleb, Y. Al-Ahwel, R. Assaly "Comparing Ventilator-associated Events Reporting according to CDC Guidelines Between Neurosurgical and Non-Neurosurgical Patients" ACP National Boston, MA 2015

Tariq Hammad, MD. Usman Ahmad, MD. Yaseen Alastal, MD. Osama Dasa, MD. Osama H. Alaradi, MD. Ali Nawras, MD. "Impact Of Rapid On-site Evaluation With Cytopathologist Guidance On The Diagnostic Yield Of EUS-FNA Of Pancreatic Lesions" ACP National Boston, MA 2015

Sarthi Shah MD, Ragheb Assaly MD Battling Influenza:
Extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation and an emerging role in influenza associated acute lung injury. ACP National Boston, MA 2015

Shah S, Luni FK, Khan AR, Barnett W, Assaly R.
Utilization of G Charts to Analyze Rare Occurrence Events in Health Care Quality Improvement. To be presented at ACP Internal Medicine 2015. Boston, MA.

ACP Young Achievers 2014

A Abdelkarim F Safi N. Altorok. R Assaly

"Flying Ash, Another cause Of Occupational Lung disease. ACP Young Achiever Initiative: IM, Oralndo, FL

Fadi Alreefi, Abdur R Khan, Sarthi R Shah, Faraz Khan Luni, Mujeeb A Sheikh, George V Moukarbel.
Non ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Due to Complete Coronary Occlusion: Clinical Characteristics"

Muhammad Ali Khan; Osama Alaradi; Abdur Khan; Sehrish Kamal; Usman Ahmad; Ali Nawras
"Efficacy, Safety and Patients Satisfaction of Colonoscopic Administered Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Relapsing and Refractory Community and Hospital Acquired C. difficile Infection.

Muhammad Ali Khan; Sehrish Kamal; Ali Nawras
"Renal masses in Autoimmune Pancreatitis; warranting the need for biopsy and close follow up".

Abdur R Khan, Vinai Katragadda, Dinkar Kaw
"Native Kidney Cancer in a Renal Transplant Patient: A Stitch in Time Saves Nine"

Faraz Khan Luni, Abdur Rahman Khan, Nauman Saleem Siddiqui, Raja Thotakura, Syed Hasan,Thomas Sodeman, Bryan Hinch, Dinkar Kaw, Sadik Khuder, Ragheb Assaly "Monthly Tests as a Tool to Predict Performance at American Board of Internal Medicine Certification Examination You are provided free registration to the meeting.

Hisham Salahuddin, Sobia Raja, Saman Jalil, Claudiu Georgescu, Ragheb Assaly
"A Foreign Illness in a Local Resident"

Sarthi R Shah, Anis Toumeh, Iman Mohamed
"Bony metastasis or simply alteration in fat distribution

Chest 2014

Young K. Luni FK. Yoon Y. Toxic Shock Syndrome. An unusual organism. Chest 2014

Luni FK. Khan MA.. Alastal Y. Alwardi A. Biezczad J. De Las Casas LE. Yoon Y. Acute Pancreatitis: First and Sole Manifestation of Small Cell Carcinoma of Lung. Journal of Medical Cases. 2014 October 5(10):525-528. Chest 2014

Kubbara A, Hamouda D, Yu S, Yoon Y,
Bilateral Pulmonary Emboli as an Indirect Complication of Gastric Bypass Surgery
Chest 2014

Khan MA. Small Cell Carcinoma of Lung presenting with acute pancreatitis: Case Report and Review of Literature. To be presented at CHEST 2014. Austin, Texas. October 2014.

Taleb M, Hariri I, Yoon, Y. Pulmonary Hypertension caused by Constrictive Bronchiolitis secondary to exposure to wood burning fumes. To be presented at CHEST 2014. Austin, Texas. October 2014.
Ali, A. Pulmonary Capillary Hemangiomatosis Masquerading as Asbestosis. To be presented at CHEST 2014. Austin, Texas. October 2014.

Chest 2013

Yu S, Apostolis M, Abdelkarim A, Anandan V, Hake M, Siddiqui NS, Chen C, Yoon Y. Recurrent Type B1 Stage 1 Thymoma in Lung in A Young Women. Abstract, 2013 Annual CHEST Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, Oct 2013

American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) 2014

Shah S, Khan AR, Khan S, Assaly R Evidence Underlying The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Clinical Practice Guidelines for The Prevention, Diagnosis and Management of Venous Thromboembolism
ACCP 2014

International Conference on Echocardiography and Allied Techniques

Chowdhury, M.A. Reverse Takotsubo: presented in International Conference on Echocardiography and Allied Techniques on March 28th 2014

Chowdhury, M.A. 22nd Annual International Conference in Echocardiography and Allied Techniques (MRI, CT Scan, Nuclear): Case Studies and Recent Advances in Echocardiography, Los Angeles, USA;11/3/12- Initial presentation of brucella endocarditis in a previously healthy 18 year old male.

Chowdhury, M.A. 29th International Conference on Recent Advances in Echocardiography and Allied Techniques (MRI, CT Scan, Nuclear), SAN Francisco, USA; March 8, 2013-Case of TIA: Mitral valve prolapse with atrial septal defect.

Chowdhury, M.A. 23rd Annual International Conference on Echocardiography and Allied Techniques (MRI, CT Scan, Nuclear). Dallas, USA; November 16 2013. Pulmonary Valve Endocarditis; A case series and review of literature.

American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2014

Khan AR, Alreefi F, Shah S, Luni F, Sheikh M, Moukarbel G. Non ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Due to Complete Coronary Occlusion: Clinical Characteristics. American College of Cardiology Feb 24, 2014.

Chowdhury M, Sheikh M, Moukarbel G. Safety and Clinical Outcomes Of Endovascular Treatment For Extrinsic Pulmonary Artery Stenosis: A Systematic Review. American College of Cardiology Feb 24, 2014.

American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2015

Hammad, T., Alastal, Y., Alkully, T., Khalil, B., DeLasCasas, L., Hammad, M., & Nawras, A. (2015). Endoscopic Appearance of Benign vs Malignant Appendiceal Mucocele Poster presented at: ACG 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting; Honolulu, HI.

Hammad, T., Alastal, Y., Darr, U., Kobeissy, A., Hammad, M., & Nawras, A. (2015). Mediastinal Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor (Epithelioid Variant) Diagnosed by EUS-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Poster presented at: ACG 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting; Honolulu, HI.

Hammad, T.A. Alastal, Y. Khan, M.A. Alaradi, O.Nigam, A. Sodman, T., & Nawras, A. (2015). Two Cases of a Unique Variant of Duplicated Extrahepatic Bile Ducts with Coexistence of Distal Klatskin Tumor Surgically Treated by Whipple Procedure and Hepaticojejunostomy Poster presented at: ACG 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting; Honolulu, OH.

American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2014

Alastal Y, Hammad T, Hasan S, Alaradi O, Nawras A. Syndrome Type I Complicated by Cholecystocolonic Fistula: A Rare Complication for a Rare Disease. To be presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. October 2014. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Alastal Y, Hammad T, Bawany M, Alaradi O, Nawaras A. Absolute Dysphagia Caused by Severe Esophageal Stricture Complicating Radiofrequency Ablation of Short Segment Barrett's Esophagus. To be presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. October 2014. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Alastal Y, Hammad T, Khan MA, Bawany M, Alaradi O, Nawras A. Leukemic Infiltration of the Esophagus, a Rare Etiology for a Common Disease. To be presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. October 2014. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Alastal Y, Hammad T, Hasan S, Khan MA, Alaradi O, Nawras A. Triglyceride Level of EUS Guided FNA of Cystic Fluid Helps in the Diagnosis of Suspected Lymphocele. To be presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. October 2014. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Alastal Y, Ahmad U, Hammad T, Siddiqui F, Sakhi R, Gupta S, Horen N, Delpachitra D, Sodeman T, Alaradi O, Nawras, A. The Impact of Fellow Involvement on Patient Satisfaction and Quality Measures of Colonoscopy in Newly Established Gastroneterology Fellowship Program. To be presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. October 2014. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Hammad T, Alastal Y, Bawany M, Khan MA, Ahmad U, Alaradi O, Nawras A. When Might Endosonographic Decompression of Courvoisier's Gallbladder Be Required with Palliative Metallic Biliary Stenting? A Case Series. To be presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. October 2014. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Hammad T, Alastal Y, Khan MA, DeLasCasas L, Alaradi O, Nawras A. Sarcomatoid Carcinoma of the Lung With Metastasis to the Pancreas. To be presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. October 2014. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Hammad T, Alastal Y, Sofi A, Alaradi, O, Nawras A. How Can Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas Mimic Klatskin Tumor?To be presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. October 2014. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Hammad T, Alastal Y, Khan MA, Alaradi O, Nawras A. Diagnostic Challanages in the Evaluation of Abnormal Liver Function Test. Is It Celiac or Celiac-like Disease? To be presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. October 2014. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Hammad T, Ahmad U, Alastal Y, Siddiqui F, Sakhi R, Gupta S, Horen N, Delpachitra D, Sodeman T, Alaradi O, Nawras, A. The Impact of a Newly Established Gastroenterology Fellowship Program on the Colonoscopy Performance of Faculty. To be presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. October 2014. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Hammad T, Alastal Y, Bawany M, Khalaf R, Nawras A, Alaradi O. Colonic Lipomatosis: Mimicking Pneumatosis Coli. To be presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. October 2014. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Hammad T, Ahmad U, Alastal Y, Alaradi O, Nawras O. Impact of Rapid On-Site Evaluation with Cytopathologist Guidance on the Diagnostic Yield of EUS-FNA of Pancreatic Lesions. To be presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. October 2014. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Hammad T, Ahmad U, Alastal Y, Nawras A. Not All Bleedingin Cirrhosis Are Variceal. To be presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. October 2014. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Bawany M, Alastal Y, Hammad T, Sofi A, Khuder S, Nawras A. Endoluminal Stenting for Benign and Malignant Esophageal Leak: Is There a Difference in Outcome?To be presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. October 2014. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sofi, A, Khan A, Hammad T, Alastal Y, Alaradi O, Bawany M, Nawras A. Risk of Post-ERCP Pancreatitis With the Placement of Covered Versus Uncovered Self-Expandable Biliary Metal Stents, Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. To be presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. October 2014. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Kamal S, Khan MA, Khan MI, Hammad T, Alastal T, Sodeman T. Guillain Garre Syndrome and Autoimmune Hepatitis: Is There a Relationship? To be presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. October 2014. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Khan MA, Kamal K, Khan MI, Hammad T, Alastal Y, Nawras A. Diagnosis of Primary Follicular B Cell Non Hodgkin Lymphoma of the Spleen by EUS Guided FNA. To be presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. October 2014. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Khan, MA. et al.Epidermoid Cyst of Pancreas Can Be Safely and Precisely Diagnosed by EUS-Guided FNA. To be presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. October 2014. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

ACG 2013

N.S. Siddiqui, C. Gaba, Z. Tariq, I. Mohamed, W. Li, S. Rehman, L. De Las Casas, A. Nawras - Skin Lesions with Lynch Syndrome Could Represent Muir-Torre Syndrome: A Case Report (ACG )

Usman Ahmad, M.D., Nauman S. Siddiqui, M.D., Syed S. Hasan, M.D., Ali Nawras, M.D. - Dysarthria as the Initial Manifestation of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma (ACG).

Khan, MA. Benign vs malignant renal masses in autoimmune pancreatitis (presented at ACG 2013)

Khan, MA. Synchronous CMV colitis and HSV esophagitis in multiple myeloma, presenting with massive GI bleed (presented at ACG 2013)

Khan, MA. Compliance with screening colonoscopy among healthcare providers. (Presented at ACG 2013)

Khan, MA. Pseudomembranous negative C diff colitis in inflammatory bowel disease: A retrospective review. (Presented at ACG 2013)

Rehman, Shahnaz. Pseudomelanosis of the Gastric and Duodenal Mucosa: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Presented at ACG 2013. San Diego, California.

Rehnman, Shahnaz. Skin lesions with Lynch syndrome could represent Muir-Torre syndrome. Presented at ACG 2013. San Diego, California.

ATS 2015

REFINING QUALITY AND COMMUNICATION IN THE ICU
The Use of g-Chart in the Surveillance of Ventilator-Associated Events
W. Barnett, A.R. Khan, A. Kubbara, I. Hariri, S. Hensley, B. Hahler, T. Korzec, R. Assaly
accepted for presentation at the 2015 American Thoracic Society International Conference in Denver, Colorado in May 2015

Application of CDC Ventilator Associated Pneumonia Surveillance Guidelines to the 'Real World'
A. Kubbara1, A.R. Khan2, F. Alreefi3, A. Abdelkarim1, S. Rehman1, I. Hariri1, F. Khateeb1, N. Almeshal1, M. Ruzieh1, O. Dasa1, N. Horen1, W. Barnett1, S. Hensley1, B. Hahler1, M. Taleb4, Y. Al-Ahwel4, R. Assaly1 accepted for presentation at the 2015 American Thoracic Society International Conference in Denver, Colorado in May 2015

AHA 2014

Yu S (Mark), Matsumoto A, Pencina C, Tuttle K, He Wencan, Evans K, Ren K, Folt D, Brewster P, Murphy T, Cutlip D, Dworkin L, Jaff M, Steffes M, Shapiro J, Henrich W, Reid D, Cooper C. Stenosis severity and kidney function in atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis. Abstract (Accepted by AHA 2014 Annual Conference, Chicago, Nov 2014).

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America

Khogeer F, Thandra V, Fink B, Delpachitra DH, Sakhi R, Varghese C. Clinical Effectiveness of Non-Crisis Driven Management of Homozygous Adult Sickle Cell Disease with Prophylactic Out-Patient IV Fluid Administration. To be presented at the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. October 2014. Baltimore, Maryland.

Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research (CSCTR) 2015

NURALHUDA AKBAR, AAHD KUBBARA, ALI NAWRAS. Primary Amyloidosis of celiac/para-pancreatic lymph nodes diagnosed by endosonography guided fine needle aspiration: a case report. (ID: 2178979) CSCTR Conference, Chicago, April 2015
NURALHUDA AKBAR, AAHD KUBBARA, ALI NAWRAS. A Rare Cause of Heartburn and Abdominal Pain in a Teenager Female.(ID: 2204768) CSCTR Conference, Chicago, April 2015
NURALHUDA AKBAR, AAHD KUBBARA, REHANA QADIR. Elevated liver Transaminases; One More Etiology to Look For. (ID: 2203953) CSCTR Conference, Chicago, April 2015

European Society of Cardiology Congress

Luni FK, Riaz H. Riaz IB. Riaz T. Husnain M. Khan S. Cooper C. A meta-analysis of non-compliance or planned discontinuation of aspirin and the risk of mortality and non-fatal myocardial infarction in patients with established or at risk of coronary artery disease. Accepted to be presented in European Society of Cardiology Congress, Barcelona in Aug-Sep 2014

Society for Neuroscience (sfn) 2014

Rami Algahtani , Jatin Tulsulkar, Mustafa Azizi , Abdur Rahman Khan, Mouhammed Jumaa, Nezam Al Torok , David Dignam, Zahoor Shah, Ragheb AssalyPolyethylene Glycol modified Albumin (PEG-Albumin) reduces the infarct size in Mouse Model of Ischemic Stroke and Cerebral Edema. To be presented at Society of Neuroscience Annual Meeting, November 2014. Washington, DC. SfN 2014


Regional Meetings


ACP Ohio 2015

Vidhit K Puri DO, Nuralhuda Akbar MBBS, Aahd Kubbara MD, Ghattas Alkhoury MD, Tina Nigam MS II, Usman Ahmad MD, Basil Akpunonu MD, Ali Nawras MD. Primary Amyloidosis Diagnosed by Endoscopic-Ultrasound Guided Celiac Lymph Node Biopsy To be presented Oct 2015

Xiaomei Meng, Suman Paul
"ST elevation in EKG confounding the diagnosis of pancreatitis with literature review" To be presented at ACP Ohio Oct 2015

Yaseen Alastal, Tariq A. Hammad, Muhammad Z. Bawany, Basmah W. Khalil, Osama H. Alaradi, Ali Nawras "Unusual cause of small bowel obstruction in advanced dementia patient" to be presented at ACP Ohio Oct 2015

Ghattas Alkhoury, MD, Yasir Illahi,Faraz Khan Luni, Deepak Malhotra, Joan Duggan "Milk Alkali Syndrome – An unusual culprit" to be presented at ACP Ohio Oct 2015

Tariq Hammad, Yaseen Alastal, Muhammad Z Bawany, Ali Nawras, Mohammad Hammad, Osama Alaradi.
"Cylindrical Batteries in the Stomach, Should We Wait for 48 Hours?" To be presented at ACP Ohio Oct 2015

Tariq Hammad, Yaseen Alastal, Muhammad Z Bawany, Ali Nawras, Mohammad Hammad, Osama Alaradi. "Cylindrical Batteries in the Stomach, Should We Wait for 48 Hours?" To be presented at ACP Ohio Oct 2015

Rachana Yendala; Nauman Shahid; Robert Mrak; Mark Beuhler; Daniel Gaudin. A Rare case of two Extramedullary spinal masses-Expect the Unexpected? To be presented at ACP Ohio Oct 2015

Madiha Fida, Faraz Khan Luni, Ragheb Assaly "Agranulocytosis and other complications induced by Levimasole tainted cocaine" to be presented at ACP Ohio Oct 2015

ACP Ohio 2014

Javaid T, Shah S, Khan AR, Nawras A, F.A.C.G.
Double Crush: Severe Dehydration and Hemoconcentration leading to Stroke in a patient with Meckel's Diverticulum.
ACP Ohio 2014

Meng X, Lee D, Duggan J, Federman D Multiple Organs Dysfunction Syndrome from Bacteremia Of a Novel Species of the Dermabacteraceae Family ACP Ohio Chapter 2014

Shahnaz R, Yu S, Vacek T, Toumeh A, Hinch B Transaminitis, Keep mind open for rare Zebra Hemophagocytic Lymphohistocytosis ( HLH ) cause of transaminitis, a rare case report. Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio – ACP Ohio OCT 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR – Toledo Blade
State spends inefficiently on Medicare
DR. FARAZ KHAN LUNI
Beverly Drive
Editor's note: The writer is chief resident at the University of Toledo Medical Center, the former Medical College of Ohio.


2012-2015 Peer Reviewed Publications

Hammad, T. A., Alastal, Y., Khan, M. A., Ahmad, U., Bawany, M. Z., Alaradi, O., & Nawras, A. A Suggested Method for Preventing Post Palliative SEMS Cholecystitis in Selective Patients With Courvoisier's Gallbladder, a Preliminary Study.. J Interv Gastroenterol. 2015, Jun; Pub Status: Accepted.

Hammad, T., Alastal, Y., Khan, M. A., Li, W., DeLasCasas, L., Alaradi, O., & Nawras, A. An unusual cause of pancreatic metastasis: Pleomorphic Sarcomatoid carcinoma of the lung. JOP. 2015, Jun; Pub Status: Accepted.

Hammad TA, Alastal Y, Khan MA, Rkaine S, Sodeman TC, Nawras A. Tuberous Sclerosis Complex with Multiple Gastrointestinal Manifestations. Case Report and Literature Review. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2015 Sep 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26350414.

Hammad, T.A. Alastal, Y. Bawany, M. Z. Nawras, N. Hammad, M. Alaradi, A. Cylindrical Batteries in the Stomach, Should We Wait for 48 Hours?. ACG Case Rep J. 2015, May; Pub Status: Accepted.

Hammad, T.A. Alastal, Y. Khan, M.A. Alaradi, O.Nigam, A. Sodman, T., & Nawras, A. Two Cases of a Unique Variant of Duplicated Extrahepatic Bile Ducts with Coexistence of Distal Klatskin Tumor Surgically Treated by Whipple Procedure and Hepaticojejunostomy. ACG Case Rep J. 2015, Aug; Pub Status: Accepted.

Renal Papillary Necrosis Due to Invasive Candida Infection in a Morbidly Obese Patient.
Chalhoub NE, Riley K, Siddiqui N, Assaly R, Shahrour K, Booth R, Duggan J.
J Urol. 2015 Jul 13. pii: S0022-5347(15)04366-9. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2015.07.036. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
PMID: 26184064

Young K, Luni FK, Yoon Y.
Toxic Shock Syndrome: An Unusual Organism.
Am J Med Sci. 2015 Aug 4. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26244694

Meng X, Paul S, Federman DJ
Metabolic acidosis in a patient with isopropyl alcohol intoxication: a case report. Meng X, Paul S, Federman DJ. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Feb 17;162(4):322-3. doi: 10.7326/L15-5053. PMID: 25686179

Paul S, Hamouda D, Prashar R, Mbaso C, Khan A, Ali A, Shah S, Assaly R.
Management of dabigatran-induced bleeding with continuous venovenous hemodialysis.
Int J Hematol. 2015 Jan 3 PMID: 25633777 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Luni FK, Khan AR, Yoon Y, Malhotra D, Vetteth S.
Disequilibrium Syndrome and Prevention in Nonhemodialysis Patients.
Am J Med Sci. 2015 Mar 19. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 25798830

Hammad T, DeDent A, Algahtani R, Alastal Y, Elmer L, Medhkour A, Safi F, Assaly R.
Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome Secondary to CSF Leak and Intracranial Hypotension: A Case Report and Literature Review.
Case Rep Neurol Med. 2015;2015:538523. doi: 10.1155/2015/538523. Epub 2015 May 27.
PMID: 26106495

Baldawi M, Renno A, Abbas J, Nazzal M.
Carotid artery pseudoaneurysm as a complication of carotid artery stenting.
Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Feb;29(2):363.e1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2014.08.020. Epub 2014 Nov 13.
PMID: 25462542 [PubMed - in process]

Alastal Y, Hammad TA, Nawras M, Khalil BW, Alaradi O, Nawras A.
Acute Cholangitis following Biliary Obstruction after Duodenal OTSC Placement in a Case of Large Chronic Duodenocutaneous Fistula.
Case Rep Gastrointest Med. 2015;2015:647806. doi: 10.1155/2015/647806. Epub 2015 Jun 21.
PMID: 26185690

Baugh AD, Wooten W, Chapman B, Drake AF, Vaughn BV.
Sleep characteristics in Goldenhar Syndrome.
Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Mar;79(3):356-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2014.12.024. Epub 2014 Dec 25. PMID: 25636665

Alastal Y, Hammad T, Khan MA, Al-Jiboury H, Ahmad S, Alaradi O, Nawras A
Coexistent Solid Pseudopapillary Tumor of the Pancreas and Pancreatic Divisum Complicated by Postoperative Pancreatic Ductal Leak: Case Report and Literature Review
has been accepted for publication in Journal of Interventional Gastroenterology

Khan AR, Binabdulhak AA, Alastal Y, Khan S, Faricy-Beredo BM, Luni FK, Lee WM, Khuder S, Tinkel J.
Cardioprotective role of ischemic postconditioning in acute myocardial infarction: A systematic review and meta-analysis.Am Heart J. 2014 Oct;168(4):512-521.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2014.06.021. Epub 2014 Jul 12.PMID: 25262261 [PubMed - in process]

Khan AR, Bin Abdulhak AA, Luni FK, Assaly R.
Platelet activation and myocardial infarction in patients with pneumonia: are statins the answer?
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Apr 14;65(14):1488-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.11.074. No abstract available.
PMID:25857918

Acute Pancreatitis: First and Sole Manifestation of Small Cell Carcinoma of Lung. Khan MA. Luni FK. Kamal S. Alastal Y. Alwardi A. Biezczad J. De Las Casas LE. Yoon Y Journal of Medical Cases. 2014 October 5(10):525-52

Khan AR, Khan S, Sheikh MA, Khuder S, Grubb B, Moukarbel GV. Catheter ablation and antiarrhythmic drug therapy as first- or second-line therapy in the management of atrial fibrillation: systematic review and meta-analysis.Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2014 Oct;7(5):853-60. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.114.001853. Epub 2014 Aug 10. PMID: 25110162 [PubMed - in process]

Khan MA, Sofi AA, Ahmad U, Alaradi O, Khan AR, Hammad T, Pratt J, Sodeman T, Sodeman W, Kamal S, Nawras A. Efficacy, safety and patients' satisfaction with colonoscopic-administered fecal microbiota transplantation in relapsing and refractory community- and hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infection.. Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Sep;28(8):434-8. Epub 2014 Jul 11. PMID: 25014180 [PubMed - in process]

Kakroo M.A. Chowdhury M.A. Luni F.K. Moza A. Bhat P.K.
Reverse Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: A Story of a Critically Ill Man with Transient Cardiac Dysfunction Cardiology 2014;129:213-215 (DOI:10.1159/000365963) PMID: 25359563

Vacek TP, Yu S, Rehman S, Grubb BP, Kosinski D, Verghese C, Eltahawy EA, Shafiq Q.
Recurrent myocardial infarctions in a young football player secondary to thrombophilia, associated with elevated factor VIII activity. Int Med Case Rep J. 2014 Oct 31;7:147-54. doi: 10.2147/IMCRJ.S68416. eCollection 2014. PMID: 25382985

Vacek TP, Rehman S, Yu S, Moza A, Assaly R.
Another cause of chest pain: Staphylococcus aureus sternal osteomyelitis in an otherwise healthy adult. Int Med Case Rep J. 2014 Sep 12;7:133-7. doi: 10.2147/IMCRJ.S67203. eCollection 2014. PMID: 25246811

Salahuddin H, Luni FK, Siddiqui N, Rohs M, Kaw D, Altorok N.
Bacterial Endocarditis Complicated by Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis.
Am J Med Sci. 2015 Apr 9. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
PMID: 25867254

Hasan SS, Siddiqui NS, Chaitanya Arudra SK, de Las Casas L, Akpunonu B, Nawras A.
Diffuse Autoimmune Enteropathy and Colopathy in an Adult Patient Successfully Treated With Adalimumab and a Review of the Literature.
PMID: 25379737 Am J Ther. 2014 Nov 6. [Epub ahead of print][PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Toumeh A, Yoon Y, Verghese C.
Primary Evan Syndrome With Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Suggests Progressive Immune Dysregulation and Early Immunosuppressive Intervention is Key to Improving Outcomes. Siddiqui N,
Am J Ther. 2014 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25415543

Khan MA, Nusrat S, Khan MI, Nawras A, Bielefeldt K
Low-FODMAP Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Is It Ready for Prime Time?
Dig Dis Sci. 2014 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 25410635 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Khan MA, Kamal S, Ahmad U, Chowdhury MA, Nawras A.
Renal cell carcinoma mimicking IgG4-related pseudotumor in autoimmune pancreatitis.
JOP. 2014 Sep 28;15(5):520-2. doi: 10.6092/1590-8577/2808.
PMID: 25262726 [PubMed - in process] Free Article

Nazzal M, El-Fedaly M, Kazan V, Qu W, Renno A, Al-Natour M, Abbas J.
Incidence and clinical significance of iliac vein compression.
Vascular. 2014 Nov 14. pii: 1708538114551194. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 25398228 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Renno A, Khateeb F, Kazan V, Qu W, Gollapudi A, Aplin B, Abbas J, Zelenock G, Nazzal M.
A single center experience with retrievable IVC filters.
Vascular. 2014 Sep 2. pii: 1708538114546713. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 25183697 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Suryanarayana P, Kollampare S, Riaz IB, Lee J, Husnain M, Luni FK, Movahed MR. Presence of anomalous coronary seen on angiogram is not associated with increased risk of significant coronary artery disease. Int J Angiol. 2014 Dec;23(4):243-6. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1384839. PMID: 25484555

Luni FK, Moza A, Khan AR, Kakroo M, Grubb B.
EKG quiz. Pacer talk.
J Electrocardiol. 2014 Sep-Oct;47(5):750-1. No abstract available.
PMID: 25295339 [PubMed - in process]

Bin Abdulhak AA, Khan AR, Wimmer AP. Azithromycin for elderly patients with pneumonia.
JAMA. 2014 Oct 1;312(13):1352. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.10164. No abstract available.
PMID: 25268448 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Khan AR, Sheikh MA, Dinkar Kaw, Cooper C, Khouri S. Rebuttal: Left Ventricular Hypertrophy, Age and Renal Artery Stenosis. Journal of American Society of Hypertension. 2014), doi: 10.1016/j.jash.2014.02.006 PMID: 24726948

Khan AR, Luni FK, Moukarbel G. Clinical Practice Guidelines: Still Miles to go....Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2014. (89), 859-860 PMID: 24943700

Khan AR, Sheikh MA, Dinkar Kaw, Cooper C, Khouri S. Prevalence and Factors Associated with Left Ventricular Remodeling in Renal Artery Stenosis. J Am Soc Hypertens. 2014 May;8(5):361. doi: 10.1016/j.jash.2014.02.006. Epub 2014 Feb 22. PMID: 24726948

Luni FK, Bawany MZ, Khan AR, Nawras A, Vetteth S. Hemoperitoneum post colonoscopy in a continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patient. Arab J Gastroenterol. 2014 Sep-Dec;15(3-4):159-60. doi: 10.1016/j.ajg.2014.04.006. Epub 2014 Jun 7.PMID: 25483306

Luni FK, Khan AR, Prashar R, Vetteth S, Duggan J. Fanconi Syndrome and Antiretrovirals - It's never too late. Am J Ther. 2014 Jun 9. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 24914503

Luni FK, Moza A, Khan AR, Moukarbel GV. Omen of Infarction: Wellens's Sign. Am J Med Sci, 2014 May 16. PMID 24841420.
Bin Abdulhak AA, Khan AR, Wimmer AP. Dabigatran in the setting of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: the road ahead. Heart. 2013 Oct 14. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2013-304989. PMID: 24125738

Bin Abdulhak AA, Khan AR, Tleyjeh IM, Wimmer AP. Dabigatran in catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: A call for a Randomized controlled trial. The American Journal of Cardiology. Volume 113, Issue 12 , Pages 2087-2088, 15 June 2014. PMID: 24878135

Tleyjeh IM, Bin Abdulhak AA, Riaz M, Alasmari FA, Garbati MA, Alghamdi MA, Khan AR, AlTannir M et al. Association between Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy and Clostridium difficile Infection: A Contemporary Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLOS ONE 10.1371/journal.pone.0050836. PMID: 23236397

Luni FK, Moza A, Khan AR, Moukarbel GV. Omen of Infarction: Wellens' sign. Am J Med Sci. 2014 May PMID: 24841420
Khan AR. Luni FK. Moukarbel GV. Letter commenting on "Systematic Analysis Underlying the Quality of Scientific Evidence and Conflicts of Interest in Interventional Medicine Subspecialty Guidelines." Mayo Clin Proc. 2014 Jun;89(6):859-60. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2014.03.007. PMID: 24943700

Khan AR, Alreefi F, Shah SR, LuniFK, Sheikh MA, Moukarbel GV. Non ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Due to Complete Coronary Occlusion: Clinical Characteristics. J Am Coll Cardiol Intv. 2014;7(2_S):S7-S7. doi:10.1016/j.jcin.2013.12.020

Muhammad Ali Khan, MD; Aijaz Sofi, MD; Usman Ahmad, MD; Osama Alaradi, MD; Abdur Rahman Khan, MD; Tariq Hammad, MD; Jennifer Pratt, RN; Thomas Sodeman, MD; William Sodeman, MD; Sehrish Kamal, MD; Ali Nawras, MD. Efficacy, Safety and Patients' Satisfaction of Colonoscopic Administered Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Relapsing and Refractory Community and Hospital Acquired Clostridium difficile Infection. Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Sep;28(8):434-8. Epub 2014 Jul 11.PMID: 25014180

Abdelkarim A2, Almohammadi A, AhmadJee A, Yu S1, Apostolis M4, Olson D5 , Assaly R5. Empyema Due To Severe Pasteurella Multocida Empyema Treated with Quinolone. Am J Ther. 2014 Nov-Dec;21(6):e204-6. doi: 10.1097/MJT.0b013e3182811ab1. PMID: 23736384

Bawany M, Thotakura R, Silverman A, Nawras A. Golimumab may induce exacerbation of inflammatory bowel disease when it is used for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis: A case report with a review of literature. Am J Ther. 2014 Jan-Feb;21(1):e26-7. doi: 10.1097/MJT.0b013e31825e6089. PMID: 23344099

Safi F, Toumeh A, Abuissa Qadan MA, Karaz R, Alakdar B, Assaly R. Management of familial hypertriglyceridemia induced pancreatitis during pregnancy with therapeutic plasma exchange: a case report and review of literature. Am J Ther. 2014 Sep-Oct;21(5):e134-6. doi: 10.1097/MJT.0b013e31825b9e98.PMID: 22926234

Luni FK, Moza A, Sheikh M, Coker MF, Srivasvi KC, Lewis TJ, Kanjwal Y. Nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with left ventricular aneurysm: the role of cardiac magnetic resonance. Tex Heart Inst J. 2013;40(4):465-7.PMID: 24082381

Bin Abdulhak AA, Khan AR, Tleyjeh IM, Spertus JA, Sanders SU, Steigerwalt KE, Garbati MA, Bahmaid RA, Wimmer AP. Safety and efficacy of interrupted dabigatran for peri-procedural anticoagulation in catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Europace. 2013 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 23954918

Tleyjeh IM, Bin Abdulhak AA, Riaz M, Garbati MA, Al-Tannir MA, Alasmari FA, Alghamdi MA, Khan AR , Erwin PJ, Sutton A, Baddour L. The Association between Histamine 2 Receptor Antagonist Use and Clostridium difficile Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e56498. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0056498. Epub 2013 Mar 4. PMID: 23469173

Khan AR, Bin Abdulhak AA, Sheikh MA, Khan S, Erwin PJ, Tleyjeh IM, Khuder S, Eltahawy E. Device Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale versus Medical Therapy in Cryptogenic Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Oct 10. doi:pii: S1936-8798(13)01301-0. 10.1016/j.jcin.2013.08.001. PMID: 24139929

Vacek TP, Qipshidze N, Tyagi SC. Hydrogen sulfide and sodium nitroprusside compete to activate/deactivate MMPs in bone tissue homogenates. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2013;9:117-23. doi: 10.2147/VHRM.S39508. Epub 2013 Mar 19 PMID: 23658491

Vacek TP, Kalani A, Voor MJ, Tyagi SC, Tyagi N. The role of homocysteine in bone remodeling. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2013 Mar 1;51(3):579-90. doi: 10.1515/cclm-2012-0605. PMID: 23449525

Aggarwal V2, Bullock M3, Siddiqui N2, Larry Krill5, Rashid S5 and Tao S5. Visual loss and bilateral dilated nonreactive pupils in a uremic patient. Kidney International (2013) 83, 535–536; doi:10.1038/ki.2012.362 PMID: 23446260

Khan AR1, Riaz M, Bin Abdulhak AA, Al-Tannir MA, Garbati MA, et al. The Role of Statins in Prevention and Treatment of Community Acquired Pneumonia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e52929. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0052929. Epub 2013 Jan 7.PMID: 23349694

Goustin AS, Derar N2, Abou-Samra AB. Ahsg-fetuin blocks the metabolic arm of insulin action through its interaction with the 95-kD β-subunit of the insulin receptor. Cell Signal. 2013 Apr;25(4):981-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cellsig.2012.12.011. Epub 2013 Jan 11.PMID: 23314177

Vacek TP1, Qipshidze N, Tyagi SC Hydrogen sulfide and sodium nitroprusside compete to activate/deactivate MMPs in bone tissue homogenates. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2013;9:117-23. doi: 10.2147/VHRM.S39508. Epub 2013 Mar 19.PMID: 23658491
Givvimani S, Kundu S, Narayanan N, Armaghan F, Qipshidze N, Pushpakumar S, Vacek TP1, Tyagi SC. TIMP-2 mutant decreases MMP-2 activity and augments pressure overload induced LV dysfunction and heart failure. Arch Physiol Biochem. 2013 May;119(2):65-74. doi: 10.3109/13813455.2012.755548. Epub 2013 Feb 11.PMID: 23398532

Moza A, Kundu R, Almasri H, Ghose A, Assaly R. Intravenous lipid emulsion in wide complex arrhythmia with alternating bundle branch block pattern from cocaine overdose. Kardiol Pol. 2013;71(10):1073-5. doi: 10.5603/KP.2013.0263.PMID: 24197589
Vacek TP1, Kalani A, Voor MJ, Tyagi SC, Tyagi N. The role of homocysteine in bone remodeling.Clin Clin Chem Lab Med. 2013 Mar 1;51(3):579-90. doi: 10.1515/cclm-2012-0605. PMID: 23449525

Luni FK1, Moza A3, Sheikh M4, Coker MF, Srivasvi KC4, Lewis TJ, Kanjwal Y5. Non-obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with left ventricular aneurysm: role of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in this rare disease. Tex Heart Inst J. 2013;40(4):465-7.PMID: 24082381

Hamzeh Almasri2, Ankush Moza3, Ammar Kayyali2, Sadik Khuder5, Ragheb Assaly5.Resident perceptions regarding teaching medical students. Med Teach. 2013 May;35(5):422. doi: 10.3109/0142159X.2012.737969. Epub 2013 Apr 22. No abstract available. PMID: 23600669

Yan Steven Smith, MS3, Donald Lloyd Whisler, MS3, Fadi Safi, M.D. Ragheb Assaly, M.D. Dark Chocolate Brown Arterial Blood Following Bronchscopy. Am J Med Sci. 2013 Feb;345(2):154. doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e318255b1e1. No abstract available.PMID: 22739560

Siddiqui N, Toumeh A, Georgescu C. Tibial osteomyelitis caused by Gordonia bronchialis in an immunocompetent patient. J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Sep;50(9):3119-21. Epub 2012 Jun 12. PMID: 22692736

Thotakura R,Thotakura S, Sofi A, Bawany M, Nawras A. Synchronous EUS-Guided Choledochoduodenostomy with Metallic Biliary and Duodenal Stents Placement in a Patient with Malignant Papillary Tumor. J Interv Gastroenterol. 2012 Apr;2(2):88-90. Epub 2012 Apr 1. No abstract available.PMID: 23687594

Moza A, Sheikh M, Rock – Willoughby J, Cooper C, Kanjwal Y. Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome presenting with cardiac tamponade. Accepted for publication in Heart and Lung 2012. PMID: 22770997

Moza A, Taleb M, Cooper CJ, Burket M.W. Percutaneous coronary intervention through unintentional sheath placement in the inferior epigastric artery. Cardiovasc Interv Ther. 2012. PMID: 22875748

Anis Toumeh, MD, Richard Phinney, MD, Peter Kobalka, MD, Iman Mohamed, MD, MPH. Bilateral myeloid sarcoma of the breast and the cerebrospinal fluid as a relapse of acute myeloid leukemia post stem cell transplantation: a case report. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Aug 1;30(22):e199-201. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2011.40.2255. Epub 2012 Jun 25. PMID: 22734027

Bawany M, Rafiq E, Thotakura R, McPhee M, Nawras A. Successful diagnosis and management of recurrent biliary colic caused by pancreaticujejunostomy stent migration after Whipple procedure. J Interv Gastroenterol. 2012 Apr;2(2):97-98. Epub 2012 Apr 1. PMID: 23687597

Rafiq E, Alaradi O, Bawany M, Nawras A. Combination of Snare Polypectomy and APC Therapy for Prolapsing Common Bile Duct Adenoma. J Interv Gastroenterol. 2012 Oct;2(4):193-195. Epub 2012 Oct 1. PMID: 23687608

Shahul VH, Ashraf Z, Rawan N. Shobha R.. Conservative treatment of post-transplant central nervous system lymphoma. International urology and nephrology. 2012 Apr; Epub ahead of print; PMID: 22476860.

Bawany M. Z., Alaradi O., Nawras A. Caroli's syndrome in a post renal transplant patient: Case report and review of literature. Saudi J Gastroenterol. 2012 Jan-Feb;18(1):59-61. doi: 10.4103/1319-3767.91728. PMID: 22249095

David n. Gachoka, MD, Mujeeb Sheikh, MD, Yousef Al Ahwel, MD, Blair P. Grubb, MD, FACC, Jeffrey Hammersley, MD, Sadik Khuder, PhD and Yousuf Kanjwal, MD, FACC. QT prolongation during therapeutic hypothermia of sudden cardiac arrest patients does not cause predisposition to ventricular arrhythmias the journal of innovations in cardiac rhythm management, 3 (2012), 1–5. In press.

Xiang K, Earl D, Dwyer T, Behrle BL, Tietz EI, Greenfield LJ Jr., Hypoxia enhances high-voltage-activated calcium currents in rat primary cortical neurons via calcineurin. Epilepsy Res. 2012 May; 99(3):293-305. Epub 2012 Jan 13. PMID: 22245138.

Sam Ghali M.D., Keith Lewis, Viviane Kazan M. D., Neezam Altorok M.D., Jamil Taji M.D., Mohammad Taleb M.D., Kiranmayee Lanka M.D., and Ragheb A. Assaly, M.D., Fluctuation of spuriously elevated troponin I: A Case Report. Case Rep Crit Care. 2012;2012:585879. doi: 10.1155/2012/585879. Epub 2012 Mar 25. PMID: 24804120

Jason Lather, MS4, Haitham Elsamaloty MD, Ragheb Assaly MD. False appearance of free air under the diaphragm. American Journal of Medical Sciences. Lather JD, Elsamaloty H, Migliori J, Assaly R. Am J Med Sci. 2013 Mar;345(3):245. doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e318251469f. No abstract available.PMID: 22627264

Moza A, Sofi A. Radiological Signs in Achalasia. Am J Med Sci. 2012 Oct;344(4):317. PMID: 22227515

Anis Toumeh, MD*, Richard Phinney, MD*, Peter Kobalka, MD*, Iman Mohamed, MD, MPH*. Bilateral myeloid sarcoma of the breast and the cerebrospinal fluid as a relapse of acute myeloid leukemia post stem cell transplantation: a case report. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Aug 1;30(22):e199-201. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2011.40.2255. Epub 2012 Jun 25. No abstract available. PMID: 22734027

Altorok N. MD2, Donaldson B.MS, Taji j. MD4, Abugiazya A. MD2, Assaly R. MD5. Diffuse alveolar damage and recurrent respiratory failure secondary to Sertaline.. Am J Ther. 2012 Jul;19(4):e132-5. doi: 10.1097/MJT.0b013e3181ed8363. PMID: 20838205

Tariq Z1, Ghose A1, Sofi A2, Iman M5, Harmon D. Metastatic renal extraskeletal Ewing's sarcoma in complete remission for the last eight years. Am J Ther. 2012 May;19(3):120-1. doi: 10.1097/MJT.0b013e3181dcf613. PMID: 20535010

Safi F, Toumeh A, Abuissa Qadan MA, Karaz R, Alakdar B, Assaly R. Management of familial hypertriglyceridemia induced pancreatitis during pregnancy with therapeutic plasma exchange: a case report and review of literature. Am J Ther. 2012 Aug 23. [Epub ahead of print]

Siddiqui N, Toumeh A, Georgescu C. Tibial osteomyelitis caused by Gordonia bronchialis in an immunocompetent patient. J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Sep;50(9):3119-21. Epub 2012 Jun 12.

Thotakura R,Thotakura S, Sofi A, Bawany M, Nawras A. Synchronous EUS-Guided Choledochoduodenostomy with Metallic Biliary and Duodenal Stents Placement in a Patient with Malignant Papillary Tumor. Journal of interventional Gastroenterology 2012. In Press.

Bawany M, Thotakura R, Silverman A, Nawras A. Golimumab may induce exacerbation of inflammatory bowel disease when it is used for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis: A case report with a review of literature. American Journal of Therpeutics 2012. In Press.

Moza A, Sheikh M, Rock – Willoughby J, Cooper C, Kanjwal Y. Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome presenting with cardiac tamponade. Accepted for publication in Heart and Lung 2012. PMID: 22770997

Moza A, Taleb M, Cooper CJ, Burket M.W. Percutaneous coronary intervention through unintentional sheath placement in the inferior epigastric artery. Cardiovasc Interv Ther. 2012. PMID: 22875748

Moza A, Kundu R, Almasri H, Ghose A, Assaly R. Intravenous lipid emulsion in wide complex arrhythmia with alternating bundle branch block pattern from cocaine overdose. Polish Heart Journal 2012. In Press.

Anis Toumeh, MD, Richard Phinney, MD, Peter Kobalka, MD, Iman Mohamed, MD, MPH. Bilateral myeloid sarcoma of the breast and the cerebrospinal fluid as a relapse of acute myeloid leukemia post stem cell transplantation: a case report. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2012.

Bawany M, Rafiq E, Thotakura R, McPhee M, Nawras A. Successful diagnosis and management of recurrent biliary colic caused by pancreaticujejunostomy stent migration after Whipple procedure. Journal of Interventional Gastroenterology 2012. In Press.

Rafiq E, Alaradi O, Bawany M, Nawras A. Combination of Snare Polypectomy and APC Therapy for Prolapsing Common Bile Duct Adenoma. Journal of Interventional Gastroenterology 2012. In Press.

Shahul VH, Ashraf Z, Rawan N. Shobha R.. Conservative treatment of post-transplant central nervous system lymphoma. International urology and nephrology. 2012 Apr; Epub ahead of print; PMID: 22476860.

Ashraf Z, Shahul VH, Taleb M, Tinkel J. A rare case of benzocaine induced methaemoglobinaemia. American Journal of Cardiology. 2012 May; Publication Status: Submitted

Bawany M. Z., Alaradi O., Nawras A. Caroli's syndrome in a post renal transplant patient: Case report and review of literature. Saudi J Gastroenterol. 2012 Jan-Feb;18(1):59-61.

David n. Gachoka, MD, Mujeeb Sheikh, MD, Yousef Al Ahwel, MD, Blair P. Grubb, MD, FACC, Jeffrey Hammersley, MD, Sadik Khuder, PhD and Yousuf Kanjwal, MD, FACC. QT prolongation during therapeutic hypothermia of sudden cardiac arrest patients does not cause predisposition to ventricular arrhythmias the journal of innovations in cardiac rhythm management, 3 (2012), 1–5. In press.

Xiang K, Earl D, Dwyer T, Behrle BL, Tietz EI, Greenfield LJ Jr., Hypoxia enhances high-voltage-activated calcium currents in rat primary cortical neurons via calcineurin. Epilepsy Res. 2012 May; 99(3):293-305. Epub 2012 Jan 13. PMID: 22245138.

Sam Ghali M.D., Keith Lewis, Viviane Kazan M. D., Neezam Altorok M.D., Jamil Taji M.D., Mohammad Taleb M.D., Kiranmayee Lanka M.D., and Ragheb A. Assaly, M.D., Fluctuation of spuriously elevated troponin I: A Case Report. Case Reports in Critical Care in press March 2012.

Yan Steven Smith, MS3, Donald Lloyd Whisler, MS3, Fadi Safi, M.D. Ragheb Assaly, M.D. Dark Chocolate Brown Arterial Blood Following Bronchscopy. American Journal of Medical Sciences. June 2012.

Jason Lather, MS4, Haitham Elsamaloty MD, Ragheb Assaly MD. False appearance of free air under the diaphragm. American Journal of Medical Sciences. May 2012.

Moza A, Sofi A. Radiological Signs in Achalasia. Am J Med Sci. 2012. PMID: 22227515

Anis Toumeh, MD*, Richard Phinney, MD*, Peter Kobalka, MD*, Iman Mohamed, MD, MPH*. Bilateral myeloid sarcoma of the breast and the cerebrospinal fluid as a relapse of acute myeloid leukemia post stem cell transplantation: a case report. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2012.

Torok N. MD2, Donaldson B.MS, Taji j. MD4, Abugiazya A. MD2, Assaly R. MD5. Diffuse alveolar damage and recurrent respiratory failure secondary to Sertaline.. Am J Ther. 2012 Jul;19(4):e132-5.

Tariq Z1, Ghose A1, Sofi A2, Iman M5, Harmon D. Metastatic renal extraskeletal Ewing's sarcoma in complete remission for the last eight years. Am J Ther. 2012 May;19(3):120-1.

Hamzeh Almasri2, Ankush Moza3, Ammar Kayyali2, Sadik Khuder5, Ragheb Assaly5.Resident perceptions regarding teaching medical students. Medical Teacher. October 2012

Abdelkarim A2, Almohammadi A, AhmadJee A, Yu S1, Apostolis M4, Olson D5 , Assaly R5. Empyema Due To Severe Pasteurella Multocida Empyema Treated with Quinolone. Am J Ther. Accepted December 2012.

Aggarwal V2, Bullock M3, Siddiqui N2, Larry Krill5, Rashid S5 and Tao S5. Visual loss and bilateral dilated nonreactive pupils in a uremic patient. Kidney International (2013) 83, 535–536; doi:10.1038/ki.2012.362

Kayyali A3, Toumeh A3, Jiang Y3, Youssef W5. Gangrenous cholecystitis complicating pancreatic head adenocarcinoma: a case report. Transl Gastrointest Cancer 2013 Feb 18. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2224-4778.2013.02.01

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