Research and Other Projects

The UTMB Internal Medicine residency program is the ideal environment to train the highly skilled clinical investigators and specialists of tomorrow.

To facilitate the early incorporation of research into the training of all who wish to pursue it, the Resident Research Group was established - it serves to train residents in the approach to scientific writing and literature appraisal, discuss research opportunities in the department, increase the networking with faculty, develop collaborations between residents, and to brainstorm the opportunities for future projects.

The faculties who lead the monthly RRG meetings have a strong research background and take an active interest in mentoring budding resident researchers. Early in internship, new interns and their fellow residents are brought together with faculty to discuss research and promote an atmosphere conducive to sharing opportunities and establishing mentors at UTMB. Each resident involved in a research project is given the opportunity to share his/her experiences. Year after year Internal Medicine faculty demonstrate their willingness and ability to mentor residents and help them achieve their career objectives, including fellowship placement.

Last year graduates had a record research and scholarly activity presenting/co-authoring 132 abstracts, presentations at international, national, or regional meetings. Also, they published 24 manuscripts in high impact journals and 1 book chapter over the past 3 years. All of the graduates were involved in teaching presentations.

Dedicated elective rotations - away from clinical duties - are offered in order to provide residents time to formulate, develop, and publish ongoing research. Semiannual program evaluations document the publications, posters, oral presentations, abstracts, and quality improvement projects for each resident, helping boost resident productivity throughout residency.

MANU = First- or Co-Author manuscript published in a peer-reviewed journal (NEJM format)
FIRST = First-Author presentation (oral or poster) at regional, national, international meeting in 2014-15
CO = Co-Author presentation at a regional, national, or international meeting in 2014-15
LO = Local presentation of scholarly activity in 2014-15 (see 2014 ACP regional meeting brochure and 2014 Quality and Research Symposium brochure)

Al-Afghani, Al-Hasan
  • "Adherence to the Clinical Practice Guidelines Recommended by the Infectious Diseases Society of America for the Management of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia is associated with Decreased Mortality: A Retrospective Cohort Study." Ali A. Zaied, WK Chung, Sharon K. Onguti, Marisol Albuerne, Sofia Ansari, A. Clinton White, Gulshan Sharma, Alhasan Al Afghani, Muhannad Al Hanayneh, Maen Masadeh, Munira Mehta, Pinki Patel, Ahmad Tarawneh, Rahat Vohra, Gerald Brown, Philip H. Keiser. 2015 [Submitted Manuscript]
  • CO "Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteremia: Adherence to IDSA guideline and epidemiologic data, and the impact of infectious disease consultation. 2013 Annual Quality and Research Symposium, UTMB, Galveston, 5/2013 " Chung WK, White C, Keiser P, Sharma G, Ansari S, Zaied A, Tarawneh A, Albuerne A, Patel P, Mehta, M, Masadeh M, Vohra R, Al Hanayneh M, Al Afghani A, Brown J, Onguti S. [Poster Presentation]
  • CO "Compliance with process of care among patients hospitalized with liver cirrhosis." Masadeh M, Zaeid A, Alafghani A, Onguti S, Gonzalez-Fraga J, Soloway R. Poster Presentation., Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, 5/2014
  • CO "Analysis of Treatment-Naïve, HIV-infected Patients in TDCJ." Ali Zaied, Al-hasan Al-afghani, Zhenhao Liu, Eugene Chaung, Natasha Hirani, Philip Keiser. 2015 SE Regional ACP Residents Day, UTMB, Galveston, 5/2015
Al-Asad, Omar
  • MANU Al Asad O, Salam A, Mannem S, Ninan M, Markowitz A, Jana B. Alternative therapy for epstein-barr virus related hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis.Case Rep Oncol Med. 2015;2015:508387. doi: 10.1155/2015/508387. Epub 2015 Feb 8.PMID:25737788
  • FIRST O. Alasad, A. Tayyem, S. Shawar, M. Alghrouz, M. Bheemarasetti, A.R. Alemam, S. Gilani, W. Khalife. Influence of access and anticoagulation on the hospital length of stay in doing primary percutaneous coronary intervention: US academic center experience. International academy of cardiology 19th world congress on heart disease annual scientific sessions. Boston, MA, USA, July 2014.
  • FIRST Omar Al Asad, Amir Salam, Siva Mannem, Mary Ninan, Bagi Jana, Avi Markowitz. Alternative therapy for Epstein Barr Virus related Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis, A Case Report. ACP regional meeting at UTMB, Poster presentation, 3/22/2014.
Alghrouz, Mohammad
  • MANU Sudhakar S, Zhang W, Kuo YF, Alghrouz M, Barbajelata A, Sharma G. Validation of the Readmission Risk Score in Heart Failure Patients at a Tertiary Hospital. J Card Fail. 2015 Jul 21. pii: S1071-9164(15)00621-1. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2015.07.010. PMID:26209002
  • FIRST US academic center experience in doing primary percutaneous coronary intervention in using various bleeding avoidance strategies. M. Alghrouz, S. Shawar, O. Alasad, A. Tayyem, M. Bheemarasetti, A.R. Alemam, S. Gilani, W. Khalife. International academy of cardiology 19th world congress on heart disease annual scientific sessions. Boston, MA, USA, July 2014.
  • LO M. Alghrouz, S. Shawar, R. Musa, M. Ahmad. Aortic valve mass in granulomatosis with polyangiitis that resolved after medical treatment. 4th Dept of Medicine Quality and Research Forum. Galveston, TX, USA, May 2014.
  • LO A Al Emam, M. Alghrouz, M. Ahmad. Giant tuberculosis pericardial cyst resolved after medical therapy. 4th annual housestaff quality and research forum. Galveston, TX, USA, May 2014
  • LO S. Pilli, M. Alghrouz, E. Hommel. Community acquired meningitis due to otitis media with parameningeal spread in a geriatric patient. 4th annual housestaff quality and research forum Galveston, TX, USA, May 2014.
  • LO S. Shawar, M. Alghrouz, S. Ansari, P. Keiser. Coccidioidomycosis osteomyelitis: a review of three cases. 4th annual Dept of Medicine Quality and Research Forum. Galveston, TX, USA, May 2014
Al-Hanayneh, Muhannad
  • MANU Al Hanayneh M, Majchel-Koss D, Walser E, Goodgame RW. The Frequency and Significance of Portopulmonary Venous Anastomosis (PPVA): A Case Report and Literature Review. http://www.symbiosisonlinepublishing.com/gastroenterology-pancreatology liverdisorders/gastroenterology-pancreatology-liverdisorders25.php#A. Journal of Gastroenterology, Pancreatology & Liver Disorders. 2014, Dec; 1(4): 1-7. Pub Status: Published.
  • MANU Salameh H; Al Hanayneh M; Masadeh M; Naseemuddin M; Matin T; Erwin A; Singal A. PNPLA3 gene polymorphism is associated with risk for and severity of alcoholic liver disease and NAFLD.. Journal of Hepatology. 2015, May; Pub Status: Submitted.
  • FIRST Al Hanayneh M, Masadeh M, Erwin A, Singal A, Salameh H. The role genetics play in fatty liver (PNPLA3 single nucleotide polymorphism). Poster presentation at Regional ACP Associates Day. UTMB Galveston, TX. May 16, 2015.
  • FIRST Muhannad Al Hanayneh, Debbie Majchel-Koss, Eric Walser, Richard Goodgame A Bad Connection ? Portopulmonary Venous Anastomosis (PPVA). ACP regional meeting at UTMB on 3/22/2014.
  • FIRST Muhannad Al Hanayneh, Debbie Majchel-Koss, Eric Walser, Richard Goodgame Portopulmonary Venous Anastomosis and its clinical significance. ACG 2014 in Philadelphia on 10/22/2014)
  • FIRST Muhannad Al Hanayneh, Marisol Alburne, Sharon Onguti, Philip Keiser, Gulshan Sharma Effect of contact isolation (CI) on following Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines in patients hospitalized with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia(SAB). (QI project poster presentation at ACP regional meeting at Houston Downtown Hyatt on 11/22/2014)
  • CO Petros V, Al Haynayneh M, Maslonka M, Salameh H, Singal A. The link between PNAPLA3 polymorphism and the development of alcoholic liver disease. Poster presentation at Regional ACP Associates Day. UTMB Galveston, TX. May 16, 2015.
Aljaafareh, Almotasembella
  • First - A. Aljaafareh. Atypical pulmonary sarcoidosis manifestation: Large pleural-based mass. First author poster presentation at Regional ACP Associates Day. UTMB. Galveston, TX. May 16, 2015
  • FIRST A. Aljaafareh, J.R. Valle, K. Pierson, Y.-F. Kuo, G. Sharma .University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX/US. Risk Of Cardiovascular Events After Initiation Of Long Acting Bronchodilators In Patients With Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. American Thoracic Society 2014 International Conference, San Diego (Poster presentation and discussion)
  • FIRST A. Aljaafareh, J.R. Valle, N. Boroumand, S.P. Nishi. Lung Mass Invading The Thoracic Spine And Causing Paraplegia. If Not Cancer Then What? American Thoracic Society 2014 International Conference, San Diego (Poster presentation and discussion).
  • FIRST A. Aljaafareh, J. Valle, A. Mercado. Atypical Pulmonary Sarcoidosis Manifestation: Large Pleural Based Mass. ACP National Meeting, Orlando 2014. (Poster presentation)
  • FIRST A. Aljaafareh. Atypical pulmonary sarcoidosis manifestation: Large pleural based mass. First author poster presentation at Regional ACP Associates Day. UTMB. Galveston, TX. May 16, 2015
Gandhi, Darpan
  • CO Kumar A, Khan A, Saluja AK, Gandhi D, Gonzalez A, Morsy M, Khalife WI. Effect of Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction on heart failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF): Can Medications have a Protective Role? Journal of Cardiac Failure. 2014 Aug; 10(8): S95.
  • CO Arnav Kumar, A.K. Saluja, Adnan Khan, Darpan Gandhi, Mohamed Morsy, Wissam Khalife. Predictors of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction(HFpEF). International Academy of cardiology annual scientific sessions 2014, July 28. 19th world congress on heart disease, Boston, MA
  • CO Arnav Kumar, Adnan Khan, AK Saluja, Darpan Gandhi, Adriana Gonzalez, Mohamed Morsy, Wissam Khalife. Effect of Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction on Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF): Can medications have a protective role? 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the HFSA September 14, 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Kumar, Arnav
  • MANU Kumar A, Khan A, Hudali T, Ramineni R, Mutunuri S, Sharif R, Morsy MA, Goodgame RW, Ahmad, M, Khalife WI.. Renal Insufficiency,Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction and Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction. American Journal of Cardiology. 2015, Jul; Pub Status: Submitted.
  • MANU Ramineni R, Almomani A, Kumar A, Ahmad M. Role of Multimodality Imaging in TAVR. Echocardiography. 2014 Dec 4. doi: 10.1111/echo.12854. 25471463
  • FIRST - Kumar Arnav. Use of 3-D strain imaging (3DSTI) towards optimum evaluation of right ventricle in a case of Brugada Syndrome. First author poster presentation at Regional ACP Associates Day. UTMB, Galveston, TX. May 16, 2015
  • FIRST Kumar A, Khan A, Saluja AK, Gandhi D, Gonzalez A, Morsy M, Khalife WI. Effect of Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction on heart failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF): Can Medications have a Protective Role? Journal of Cardiac Failure. 2014 Aug; 10(8): S95.
  • FIRST Arnav Kumar, A.K. Saluja, Adnan Khan, Darpan Gandhi, Mohamed Morsy, Wissam Khalife. Predictors of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction(HFpEF). International Academy of cardiology annual scientific sessions 2014, July 28. 19th world congress on heart disease, Boston, MA
  • FIRST Arnav Kumar, Adnan Khan, AK Saluja, Darpan Gandhi, Adriana Gonzalez, Mohamed Morsy, Wissam Khalife. Effect of Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction on Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF): Can medications have a protective role? 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the HFSA September 14, 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • FIRST Kumar A, Mutunuri S, Hudali T, Khan A, Ramineni R, Morsy M, Kuo YF, Ahmad M, Khalfe WI. The Impact of age among patients with impaired renal function and left ventricular diastolic dysfunction. Poster presentation at the European Society of Cardiology, August 2014, Barcelona, Spain.
  • FIRST Kumar A, Saluja KA, Khan A, Morsy M, Khalife WI.Protective role of Medications on Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction. Journal of Cardiac Failure.2014 Aug; 10(8):S121.
  • NoFIRST Kumar A, Saluja AK, Khan A, Gandhi D, Morsy MA, Khalife WI. Clinical and Demographic Predictors of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction. Accepted for poster presentation at the 2014 Annual Southeast ACP Associates Program, March 2014, UTMB Galveston,Texas.
  • NoFIRST Kumar A, Perez E, Sudhakar A, Khan A, Karnath B. Will legalization of cannabis be without any ramifications? Case presentation of a young female with Canabis Arteritis. Poster presentation at the 2014 Annual Southeast ACP Associates Program, March 2014, UTMB Galveston,Texas.
  • FIRST Kumar A, Sudhakar S, Cortes T, Gonzalez A, Garikkipatti S, Khalife WI. Impact of donor BMI on the Development of Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy. An 8-year experience among Patients undergoing Orthotopic Heart Transplant in a Tertiary Care Center. Poster presentation at the Texas Chapter of ACP Annual Meeting, November 2014, Houston, Texas.
  • CO Aterno M, Kumar A, Valentine V. Autonomic instability and hypoglycemia: Unusual presentation of a case of amyloidosis. Second author poster presentation at Regional ACP Associates Day. Galveston, TX. May 16, 2015.
  • CO Aterno M, Kumar A, Gilani S. Patent foramen ovale causing hypoxemia after right phrenic nerve paralysis. Second author poster presentation at Regional ACP Associates Day. Galveston, TX. May 16, 2015.
  • BOOK Kumar A, Ahmad M. (2015). Use of Transesophageal Three Dimensional Echocardiography in Mitral Valve Endocarditis. In N Nanda (Ed.), Super Interesting Cases and Questions and Answers in Echocardiography and Allied Techniques (pp. Currently in Press). Panama City: Jaypee Brothers.
  • BOOK Kumar A, Ahmad M. (2015). Transthoracic 3D Echocardiography in Assessment of Stented Coarctation of Aorta. In N Nanda (Ed.), Super Interesting Cases and Questions and Answers in Echocardiography and Allied Techniques (pp. Currently in Press). Panama City: Jaypee Brothers.
Masa'deh, Maen
  • FIRST Masadeh M. Urinary metabolite biomarker panel for the detection of hepatocellular carcinoma in hepatitis C infected populations. First author poster presentation at Regional ACP Associates Day. Galveston, TX. May 16, 2015
  • FIRST Maen Masadeh, Nian-En Chiang, Sarah Siddiqui, Jayden Spencer, James Pattarini, Leah Low. An uncommon presentation of an uncommon tumor. ACP regional meeting 3/22/2014, Galveston, TX
  • FIRST Maen Masadeh, Leah Low. A hairy tail not a fairy tale. ACP regional meeting 3/22/2014, Galveston, TX.
  • FIRST Maen Masadeh; Feroze Hussain; Heidi Spratt; Lindsay Sonstein; Marwa Abu El Haija; Roger Soloway. A novel model to predict the likelihood of readmission within 30 days in patients hospitalized with liver cirrhosis. Digestive Disease Week 5/5/2014 Chicago, IL
  • FIRST Masadeh, Maen M.; Gonzalez-Fraga, Julian D.; Al-afghani, Al-Hasan A.; Zaied, Ali A.; Israel, Katherine A.; Onguti, Sharon; Soloway, Roger D. Compliance with AASLD guidelines among patients hospitalized with liver cirrhosis. Digestive Disease Week 5/5/2014 Chicago, IL
  • FIRST Maen Masadeh, Wendy Baker, John Petersen, Feroze Hussain, Heidi Spratt. Urinary metabolite biomarker panel for the detection of hepatocellular carcinoma in hepatitis C infected populations. American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) 11/11/2014 Boston, MA
  • CO Aziz N, Masadeh M. Have you met this hemoglobin? Second author presentation at Regional ACP Associates Day. UTMB Galveston, TX. May 16, 2015.
  • CO Petros V, Maslonka M, Masadeh M, Qiu S. Lichen planus of theesophagus: An uncommon manifestation responding to an equally uncommon treatment. Poster presentation at Regional ACP Associates Day. UTMB Galveston, TX. May 16, 2015.
  • CO Al Hanayneh M, Masadeh M, Erwin A, Singal A, Salameh H. The role genetics play in fatty liver (PNPLA3 single nucleotide polymorphism). Poster presentation at Regional ACP Associates Day. UTMB Galveston, TX. May 16, 2015.
  • MANU Salameh H, Masadeh M, Alhanayneh M, et al. PNPLA3 gene polymorphism is associated with predisposition to and severity of alcoholic and fatty liver disease. Submitted American Journal of Gastroenterology
  • MANU Masadeh MM1, Krein M, Peterson J, Bauer M, Phearman L, Pitcher G, Liao J, Shilyansky J. Outcome of antegrade continent enema (ACE) procedures in children and young adults. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Oct;48(10):2128-33. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2013.04.009. PMID: 24094968
  • MANU Masadeh M, Zaeid A, Hussain F et al. Adherence to American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) guidelines and predictors of readmission in cirrhotic patients: A single center experience. OALIB 2015 2(1):1593-1599.
  • MANU Masadeh M, Baig H, Willis M. Abdominal distension in a patient with hepatitis C – an unexpected diagnosis. J cancer Oncol 2015 2(1):1-3
  • MANU Washington T, Masadeh M, Chao C, et al. Interventions to increase colorectal cancer screening among African Americans: a systematic review. 2014 Int J Cancer Oncol 1(1):1-10
Mulcahy, Robert
  • FIRST Mulcahy, RA. Subject Anxiety and Psychological Considerations for Centrifuge-Simulated Suborbital Spaceflight. Oral presentation at Aerospace Medical Association Scientific Meeting; San Diego, CA; May 12, 2014.
  • FIRST Mulcahy, RA. Substance Dependence in a Commercial Airline Pilot. Oral presentation at Aerospace Medical Association Scientific Meeting; San Diego, CA; May 12, 2014.
  • MANU Mulcahy RA, Blue RS, Vardiman JL, Mathers CH, Castleberry TL, Vanderploeg JM. Subject anxiety and psychological considerations for centrifuge-simulated suborbital spaceflight. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2014 Aug;85(8):847-51. doi: 10.3357/ASEM.3974.2014. 25199128
  • MANU Blue RS, Pattarini JM, Reyes DP, Mulcahy RA, Garbino A, Mathers CH, Vardiman JL, Castleberry TL, Vanderploeg JM. Tolerance of centrifuge-simulated suborbital spaceflight by medical condition. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2014 Jul;85(7):721-9. 25022160
Patel, Pinki
  • "Adherence to the Clinical Practice Guidelines Recommended by the Infectious Diseases Society of America for the Management of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia is associated with Decreased Mortality: A Retrospective Cohort Study." Ali A. Zaied, WK Chung, Sharon K. Onguti, Marisol Albuerne, Sofia Ansari, A. Clinton White, Gulshan Sharma, Alhasan Al Afghani, Muhannad Al Hanayneh, Maen Masadeh, Munira Mehta, Pinki Patel, Ahmad Tarawneh, Rahat Vohra, Gerald Brown, Philip H. Keiser. 2015 [Submitted Manuscript]
Pilli, Suchitra
  • LO S. Pilli, M. Alghrouz, E. Hommel. Community acquired meningitis due to otitis media with parameningeal spread in a geriatric patient. 4th annual housestaff quality and research forum. Galveston, TX, USA, May 2014
Rodriguez Lozano, Patricia
  • FIRST Rodriguez-Lozano P. Left atrial enlargement as a marker of severity of diastolic dysfunction in patients with diabetes mellitus. First author poster presentation at Regional ACP Associates Day. UTMB, Galveston, TX. May 16, 2015
  • FIRST LEFT ATRIAL ENLARGEMENT AS A MARKER OF SEVERITY OF DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION AND CORRELATION WITH DEMOGRAPHICS P. Rodriguez-Lozano, S. Raslan, A. Melhem, M. Shea, A. Khan, P. Nalabothu, M. Morsy, W.I. Khalife . The International Academy of Cardiology, 20th World Congress on Heart Disease (July 2015 Canada)
  • FIRST LEFT ATRIAL ENLARGEMENT IN PATIENTS WITH ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AND STROKE AND DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION P. Rodriguez-Lozano, S. Raslan, A. Melhem, M. Shea, A. Khan, P. Nalabothu, M. Morsy, W.I. Khalife, M. Alghrouz The International Academy of Cardiology, 20th World Congress on Heart Disease (July 2015 Canada)
  • FIRST LEFT ATRIAL ENLARGEMENT AS A PREDICTOR OF PULMONARY HYPERTENSION IN PATIENTS WITH DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION P. Rodriguez-Lozano, S. Raslan, A. Melhem, M. Shea, A. Khan, P. Nalabothu, M. Morsy, W.I. Khalife, K .Sadat .The International Academy of Cardiology, 20th World Congress on Heart Disease (July 2015 Canada)
Shawar, Saed
  • FIRST S. Shawar, M. Alghrouz, O. Alasad, A. Tayyem, M. Bheemarasetti, A.R. Alemam, S. Gilani, W. Khalife. Influence of procedure time on hemoglobin drop as a component of major bleeding definition in primary percutaneous coronary intervention in US academic center. International Academy of Cardiology 19th world congress on heart disease annual scientific sessions. Boston, MA, USA, July 2014.
  • LO S. Shawar, M. Alghrouz, S. Ansari, P. Keiser. Coccidioidomycosis osteomyelitis: a review of three cases. 4th annual Dept of Medicine Quality and Research Forum. Galveston, TX, USA, May 2014
  • (2015)FIRST Saed Shawar, John Badlamenti. Rare case of SLE presented with Lupus Nephritis and +PANCA. National Kidney foundation to be presented 4/2015
Tarawneh, Ahmad
  • FIRST Tarawneh A, Almomani A, Ahmad Masood. Pulmonary Embolism Leading to Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. ACP Regional Meeting. Texas Chapter, 2014.
  • Manu Tarawneh A, Almomani A, Ahmad M. Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Triggered by Pulmonary Embolism. Southern Medical Journal. 2014 Jul; Publication Status: Submitted
  • LO Tarawneh AR, Almomani A, AlEmam A, Gilani S. (2014). Patent Formen Ovale Causing Hypoxemia After Right Phrenic Nerve Injury. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum; Galveston, TX.
Tayyem, Ala'A Eddinx
  • CO Alasad O., Tayyem A., Shawar S., Alghrouz M., Bheemarasetti M., Alemam A.R., Gilani S., Khalife W. (2014) Influence of Access and Anticoagulation On The Hospital Length of Stay in Doing Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: US academic Center Experience. Presented at International Academy of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions 2014, 19th World Congress on Heart; Boston, MA
  • CO Alghrouz M., Shawar S., Alasad O., Tayyem A., Bheemarasetti M., Alemam A. R.,Gilani S., Khalife W. (2014) US Academic Center Experience in Doing Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Using Various Bleeding Avoidance Strategies. Presented at International Academy of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions 2014, 19th World Congress on Heart; Boston, MA.
  • CO Shawar S., Alghrouz M., Alasad O., Tayyem A., Bheemarasetti M., Alemam A.R., Gilani S., Khalife W. (2014) Influence of Procedure Time on Hemoglobin Drop as a Component of Major Bleeding Definition in Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in US Academic Center. Presented at International Academy of Cardiology, annual Scientific Sessions 2014, 19th World Congress On Heart; Boston, MA.
Vohra, Rahat
  • FIRST Vohra R, Blanton L. Murine Typhus: A Remerging Febrile Illness in Galveston, TX. Texas Infectious Disease Society Annual Scientific Meeting. June 14, 2014.
  • MANU Blanton LS, Vohra RF, Bouyer DH, Walker DH. Reemergence of murine typhus in Galveston, Texas, USA, 2013. Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Mar;21(3):484-6. doi: 10.3201/eid2103.140716. PMID: 25695758
Zaied, Ali
  • FIRST Zaied A. Analysis of Treatment Naïve, HIV-infected Patients in TDCJ First author poster presentation at Regional ACP Associates Day. UTMB, Galveston, TX. May 16, 2015
  • FIRST Zaied A. The impact of Infectious Disease Consultation on Mortality in patients with Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteremia: A Meta-Analysis. First author poster presentation at Regional ACP Associates Day. UTMB, Galveston, TX. May 16, 2015
  • CO Adriana Gonzalez, Tiffany Cortes, Ali Zaied. Apathetic hyperthyroidism in a 35 year old female. International Endocrine Society; 6/21/2014; Chicago.
  • MANU Maen M. Masadeh, Ali Zaied, Feroze Hussain, Heidi Spratt, Roger Soloway. Adherence to American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Guidelines and Predictors of Readmission in Cirrhotic Patients: A Single Center Experience. Open Access Library Journal 06/2015; 2(e1593):1-8. DOI:10.4236/oalib.1101593
  • MANU Maen M. Masadeh, Julian D. Gonzalez-Fraga, Al-Hasan A. Al-afghani, Ali A. Zaied, Katherine A.Israel, Sharon Onguti, Roger D. Soloway. Mo1013 Compliance With Process of Care Among Patients Hospitalized With Liver Cirrhosis. Gastroenterology 05/2014; 146(5):S-986. DOI:10.1016/S0016- 5085(14)63582-4
  • MANU Tamer Hudali, Ali Zayed, Bernard Karnath. A fractured inferior vena cava filter strut migrating to the left pulmonary artery. Respiratory Medicine Case Reports 16 (2015) 3e6.
  • MANU Ali A. Zaied, WK Chung, Sharon K. Onguti, Marisol Albuerne, Sofia Ansari, A. Clinton White, Gulshan Sharma, Alhasan Al Afghani, Muhannad Al Hanayneh, Maen Masadeh, Munira Mehta, Pinki Patel, Ahmad Tarawneh, Rahat Vohra, Gerald Brown, Philip H. Keiser. Adherence to the Clinical Practice Guidelines Recommended by the Infectious Diseases Society of America for the Management of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia is associated with Decreased Mortality: A Retrospective Cohort Study (Submitted)
Cortes, Tiffany Marie
  • FIRST Cortes T. Non-complicated Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Safety, Cost and Effectiveness of Alternative Treatment Strategies to Intensive Care Unit Management.
  • CO Adriana Gonzalez, Tiffany Cortes, Ali Zaied. Apathetic hyperthyroidism in a 35 year old female. International Endocrine Society; 6/21/2014; Chicago. First author poster presentation at Regional ACP Associates Day. UTMB, Galveston, TX. May 16, 2015.
Gonzalez, Adriana
  • FIRST Gonzalez A. Need of a multidisciplinary approach to reduce hospital readmissions in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis. First author poster presentation at Regional ACP Associates Day. UTMB, Galveston, TX. May 16, 2015.
  • FIRST Adriana Gonzalez, Tiffany Cortes, Ali Zaied. Apathetic hyperthyroidism in a 35 year old female. International Endocrine Society; 6/21/2014; Chicago.
  • CO Kumar A, Khan A, Saluja AK, Gandhi D, Gonzalez A, Morsy M, Khalife WI. Effect of Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction on heart failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF): Can Medications have a Protective Role? Journal of Cardiac Failure. 2014 Aug; 10(8): S95.
Gou, Eric
  • First - Hematemesis secondary to paraesophageal hernia with incarcerated gastric volvulus. Galveston, TX. May 16, 2015
  • FIRST Gou E, Salameh H, Beckman V, Gomez G, Parapudi S. Hematemesis Secondary to Paraesophageal Hernia with Incarcerated Gastric Volvulus. Oct 19th, 2014. ACG 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  • FIRST Gou E, Weng C, Phillips JD, Balwani M, Bissell DM, Bloomer JR, Bonkovsky HL, Desnick RJ, Naik H, Anderson KE. Variability in erythrocyte and plasma porphyrin levels in erythropoietic protoporphyria and X-linked protoporphyria. Oct 21st, 2014. ACG 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  • FIRST Gou E, Weng C, Phillips JD, Balwani M, Bissell DM, Bloomer JR, Bonkovsky HL, Desnick RJ, Naik H, Anderson KE. Variability in erythrocyte and plasma porphyrin levels in erythropoietic protoporphyria and X-linked protoporphyria. Nov 8th, 2014. AASLD The Liver Meeting 2014, Boston, MA.
Lindeman, Tracey Einem
  • MANU Divi RL, Lindeman TL, Shockley ME, Keshava C, Weston A, and MC Poirier. Correlation between CYP1A1 transcript, protein level, enzyme activity and DNA adduct formation in primary normal human mammary epithelial cells exposed to benzo[a]pyrene. Mutagenesis 2014;29:409-17. 25245543
  • (2015) MANU Cuevas ME, Lindeman TE. In vitro cytotoxicity of 4'-OH-tamoxifen and estradiol in human endometrial adenocarcinoma cells HEC-1A and HEC-1B. Oncol Rep 2015 Jan;33(1):464-70. Musa, Rawan M.
  • LO M. Alghrouz, S. Shawar, R. Musa, M. Ahmad. Aortic valve mass in granulomatosis with polyangiitis that resolved after medical treatment. 4th Dept of Medicine Quality and Research Forum. Galveston, TX, USA, May 2014.
Siddiqui, Sarah Batool
  • First Siddiqui S. Are We Appropriately Transitioning Our Patients with DKA to Subcutaneous Insulin? First author poster presentation at Regional ACP Associates Day. UTMB, Galveston, TX. May 16, 2015.
  • FIRST Sarah Siddiqui, Maen Masa'Deh, Jayden Spencer, Travis Anderson, Leah Low. Emphysematous pyelonephritis in a patient with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus. Poster Presentation on March 22, 2014 at Annual Southeast TX ACP Associates Program in Galveston, TX.
  • FIRST Sarah Siddiqui, Nour Sabha, Nian En Chiang, Tamer Hudali, Shawn Nishi, L. Maria Belalcazar. Reducing DKA admission length of stay using an EHR order set." Oral presentation on November 7, 2014 at the 12th Annual American Medical Association (AMA) Research Symposium in Dallas, TX.
  • (Repeat) FIRST Sarah Siddiqui, Nour Sabha, Nian En Chiang, Tamer Hudali, Shawn Nishi, L. Maria Belalcazar. Reducing DKA Admission Length of Stay Using an EHR Order Set. Poster Presentation on November 15, 2014 at Texas Chapter of American College of Physicians (ACP) Annual Scientific Meeting in Houston, TX.
Venkatesan, Rohit
  • FIRST Venkatesan R, Berbarie R, Metthachithipan N, Aaron E. A Healthy Young Male Presenting with GERD. First author oral presentation at Regional ACP Associates Day. UTMB, Galveston, TX. May 16, 2015.
  • FIRST Venkatesan R. A Case of Streptococcus intermedius causing multiple liver abscesses in a previously healthy young male. First author poster presentation at Regional ACP Associates Day. UTMB, Galveston, TX. May 16, 2015
  • FIRST Venkatesan R. A rare occurrence of metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma causing acute spontaneous tumor lysis syndrome and acute renal failure. First author poster presentation at Regional ACP Associates Day. UTMB, Galveston, TX. May 16, 2015 Yeh, Owen

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