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 faculty 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 (academic 2013), our residents had record research and scholarly activity at the Annual Quality/Research Symposium, which is considered a representation of the greatest academic productivity in recent UTMB history. Presenting 24 posters at ACC, ARA, ACG, AHA, AsMA, ACSM and similar venues, and with total scholarly output of over 50 unique projects encompassing over 100 abstracts, presentations and talks in the last year alone, our residents are at the forefront of academic medicine.

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.

  • Alghrouz, Mohammad
  • Kumar A, Almomani AA, Pilli S, Shah RK, Aljaafareh A, Onguti SK, Alghrouz M, Khalife WI, Al Emam AR, Jokihio S. IMPACT OF CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE THERAPY ON NON-HDL AND TOTAL CHOLESTEROL IN OSA PATIENTS. International Academy of Cardiology July 2013, Vancouver, Canada, 5/30/2013.
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  • Al Hanayneh, Muhannad
  • Al Hanayneh M, Albuerne M, Keiser P, Onguti S, Sharma G. EFFECT OF CONTACT ISOLATION (CI) ON FOLLOWING INFECTIOUS DISEASES SOCIETY OF AMERICA (IDSA) GUIDELINES IN PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED WITH STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS BACTEREMIA (SAB). Poster Presentation – Research Symposium at UTMB, 5/30/2013.
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  • Aljaafareh, Almotasembellah
  • Almomani AA, Khalife WI, Ajaafareh A, Charif A, Onguti S, Alghrouz M, Jokhio S. ECHO CHANGES AFTER CPAP TREATMENT. Poster Presentation, International Academy of Cardiology, 18th World Congress on Heart Disease, 7/2013. Vancouver, Canada. Abstract- accepted at International Association of Cardiology at Vancouver, Canada.
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  • Che, Juvet
  • Gandhi D, Garg G, Hoang C. UTILIZING ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD SYSTEM TO IMPROVE SCREENING OF MICRO-ALBUMINURIA IN PATIENTS WITH TYPE II DIABETES MELLITUS. Poster, 5/30/2013.
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  • Gandhi, Darpan
  • Gandhi D, Garg P, Hoang C. UTILIZING ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD SYSTEM TO IMPROVE SCREENING OF MICRO-ALBUMINURIA IN PATIENTS WITH TYPE II DIABETES MELLITUS. Poster, 5/30/2013.
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  • Kumar, Arnav
  • Shah R, Kumar A, Khalife W, Jokhio S, et al. THE EFFECT OF CPAP THERAPY ON BLOOD GLUCOSE CONTROL IN DIABETIC PATIENTS WITH OSA. American College of Cardiology. Submitted 11/14/2012.
  • Kohli A, Sharif R, Kumar A, Khalife W. WHO IS AFFECTED BY LEFT VENTRICLE DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION AND PRESERVED EJECTION FRACTION? A POPULATION DEMOGRAPHICS ANALYSIS. American College Cardiology, submitted 11/14/2012.
  • Sharif R, Kumar A, Khalife WI, Khan A. IMPACT OF GLYCEMIC CONTROL AND TYPE MEDICATIONS ON THE LEFT VENTRICLE DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION AMONG PATIENTS WITH PRESERVED EJECTION FRACTION. American College of Cardiology, submitted 11/14/2012.
  • Sharif R, Kumar A, Khalife WI. ASSOCIATION OF PULMONARY HYPERTENSION AND LEFT VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION: IMPACT OF DEMOGRAPHICS.
  • Nalabothu P, Kumar A, Almomani AA, Khalife WI, Jokihio S, Pilli S. CORRELATION BETWEEN DAYTIME SOMNOLENCE AND CARDIOVASCULAR RELATED EVENTS. International Academy of Cardiology, submitted 2/14/2013.
  • Sharif R, Parekh T, Parto P, Gowda A, Kumar A, Hoang A, Rangasety U, Fujise K, Barbagelata AN. ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH PREDICTORS OF FALSE ACTIVATION OF THE CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION LABORATORY. Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention, Poster 5/7/2013.
  • Sharif R, Parekh T, Parto P, Gowda A, Kumar A, Hoang A, Rangasety U, Fujise K, Barbagelata AN. CLINICAL PREDICTORS OF FALSE ACTIVATION OF THE CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION LABORATORY. Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention. Poster, 5/7/2013.
  • Sharif R, Vivo R, Khan A, Ramineni R, Mutnuri S, Parekh T, Kumar A, Morsy MA, Khalife WI. DEMOGRAPHIC AND CLINICAL PREDICTORS OF MORTALITY AMONG PATIENTS WITH LEFT VENTRICLE DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION AND PRESERVED EJECTION FRACTION. UTMB Internal Medicine Research Forum, May 2013, Galveston, TX, Poster, 5/30/2013.
  • Kumar A, Almomani AA, Pilli S, Shah RK, Aljaafareh A, Onguti SK, Alghrouz M, Khalife WI, Al Emam AR, Jokihio S. IMPACT OF CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE THERAPY ON NON-HDL AND TOTAL CHOLESTEROL IN OSA PATIENTS. UTMB Internal Medicine Research Forum, May 2013, Galveston, TX. International Academy of Cardiology July 2013, Vancouver, Canada, 5/30/2013
  • Al Emam RA, Kumar A, Cherry SM, Sudhakar S, Bheemarasetti M, Khalife WI, Gilani SA. HEMOGLOBIN DROP POST CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY, A COMPARISON BETWEEN TR AND TF APPROACHES. UTMB Internal Medicine Research Forum, May 2013, Galveston, TX. International Congress of Cardiology, Vancouver, Canada July 2013, Poster Presented, 5/30/2013.
  • Sudhakar S, Bheemarasetti M, Kumar A, Cherry S, Al Emam A, Khalife WI, Gilani Sayed A. THE ROLE OF PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS IN SELECTIVE DIAGNOSTIC CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY BY FEMORAL VERSUS RADIAL ACCESS. 4/12/2013. Poster Submitted to, Submitted 4/12/2013, International Academy of Cardiology, July 26-29, 2013 Vancouver, Canada.
  • Cherry S, Kumar A, Al Emam A, Bheemarasetty M, Sudhakar S, Khalife WI, Gilani S. THE INFLUENCE OF EARLY TRAINING IN TRANS-RADIAL SELECTIVE CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY IN COMPARISON TO TRANSFEMORAL APPROACH. UTMB Internal Medicine Research Forum, May 2013, Galveston, TX. International academy of cardiology, Vancouver, Canada 2013.
  • Pilli S, Kumar A, Almomani AA, Khalife WI, Jokhio S. THE EFFECTS OF CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE (CPAP) THERAPY FOR OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA (OSA) ON MEAN PLATELET VOLUME (MPV). Poster, 5/30/2013. International Academy of Cardiology, Vancouver, Canada UTMB Internal Medicine Research Forum, May 2013, Galveston, TX.
  • Cherry, S; Kumar, A; Almomani, A; Aljaafareh, A; Al Emam, A; Khalife, W; Gilani, S. IS RADIAL ACCESS IN SELECTIVE CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY SAFE AND FEASIBLE IN CARDIOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAMS? Poster
  • Almomani A, Kumar A, Onguti S, Khalife WI et al. IMPACT OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA ON THE HEART STRUCTURE BY ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY FINDINGS. Presented at 18th World Congress of Cardiology, Submitted 1/24/2013, Accepted 5/24/2013 by International Academy of Cardiology.
  • Almomani AA, Kumar A, Onguti S. IMPACT OF CPAP TREATMENT ON EKG FINDINGS IN PATIENTS WITH SIGNIFICANT OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA.5/23/2013, Presented at 18th World Congress of Cardiology. Submitted 2/14/2013, to International Academy of Cardiology, Accepted 5/23/2013.
  • Kumar A, Almomani AA, Onguti S et al, IMPACT OF CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE THERAPY ON NON-HDL AND TOTAL CHOLESTEROL IN OSA PATIENTS. Oral 18th World Congress of Cardiology. Submitted 2/14/2013 to International Academy of Cardiology, accepted 5/24/2013.
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  • Masa'deh, Maen
  • INLIFIXMAB INDUCED SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHROMATOSIS: A CASE REPORT. 2012 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 12/14/2012
  • Masa'deh M, Baig H, Qiu S, Abdulla N, ABDOMINAL DISTENSION IN A PATIENT WITH A HISTORY OF HEPATITIS C IS NOT ALWAYS A SIGN OF CIRRHOSIS. Poster, UTMB Research Symposium.
  • DOES LIVER CIRRHOSIS ALTER THE PRESENTATION OF PATIENTS ADMITTED WITH STAPHYLOCOCCUS AURUES BACTEREMIA? Abdominal Distension in a patient with a history of Hepatitis C is not always a sign of cirrhosis. Poster
  • Chung WK, White AC, Keiser P, Sharma G, Ansari ST, Tarawneh AR, Albuerne M, Patel PJ, Mehta MG, Masa'deh MM, Vohra RF, Al Hanayneh M, Al-Afghani AH, Zaied AA, Brown JB, Onguti SK. STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS BACTEREMIA: ADHERENCE TO IDSA GUIDELINES AND EPIDEMIOLOGIC DATA, AND THE IMPACT OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES CONSULTATION. Poster
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  • Niaz, Usman
  • Parekh T, Niaz U, Gonzalez-Fraga J, Gupta K. ALTERED MENTAL STATUS IN ESRD ON BACLOFEN. Poster presentation, Presentation date, 3/23/2013, ACP Regional Meeting.
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  • Patel, Pinki
  • Patel P, Pandit K. TREATMENT CHALLENGES IN A CASE OF UNCOMMON CAUSE OF RECURRENT UPPER GI BLEEDING. Submitted 10/31/2012, ACP
  • Patel P, Vohra R. CHARACTERISTICS OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS BACTEREMIA IN AN INTENSIVE CARE UNIT.
  • Mehta M, Patel P. DOES THE MEAN HEMOGLOBIN A1C VALUE AFFECT OUTCOME IN DIABETIC PATIENTS WITH STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS BACTEREMIA?
  • Chung WK, White AC, Keiser P, Sharma G, Ansari ST, Tarawneh AR, Albuerne M, Patel PJ, Mehta MG, Masa'deh MM, Vohra RF, Al Hanayneh M, Al-Afghani AH, Zaied AA, Brown JB, Onguti SK. STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS BACTEREMIA: ADHERENCE TO IDSA GUIDELINES AND EPIDEMIOLOGIC DATA, AND THE IMPACT OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES CONSULTATION
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  • Pilli, Suchitra
  • S. Pilli et al. THE EFFECTS OF CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE THERAPY FOR OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA ON MEAN PLATELET VOLUME. ACC, 11/14/2012, Submitted 11/14/2012, American college of Cardiology.
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  • Rodriguez Lozano, Patricia
  • Mutnuri S, Hoang V, Rodriguez-Lozano P, Morsy M, Khalife W. ASSOCIATION OF RENAL INSUFFICIENCY AND DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION. The 10th Annual AMA Research Symposium at the 2012 AMA Interim Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 2012.
  • Kohli A, Rodriguez-Lozano P, Hoang V, Mutnuri S, Khalife W, and Morsy M. CORRELATION BETWEEN AGE AND DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION. The 10th Annual AMA Research Symposium at the 2012 AMA Interim Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 2012.
  • Rodriguez-Lozano P, Morsy M, Khalife W, Rodriguez-Lozano J, Khan A, Mutnuri S. ROLE OF RENAL DYSFUNCTION IN PREDICTING ATRIAL FIBRILLATION IN PATIENTS WITH LEFT VENTRICULAR DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION AND CORRELATION WITH PRO-BNP. Poster, International Academy of Cardiology 18th World Congress on Heart Disease Annual Scientific Sessions 2013.
  • Rodriguez-Lozano P, Morsy M, Khalife W, Rodriguez-Lozano J, Khan A, Mutnuri S. ATRIAL FIBRILLATION IN PATIENT WITH DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION AND RISK OF ISCHEMIC STROKE. Poster, International Academy of Cardiology 18th World Congress on Heart Disease Annual Scientific Sessions.
  • Rodriguez-Lozano P, Morsy M, Khalife W, Khan A, Mutnuri S. PROTEINURIA AND RENAL DYSFUNCTION AS PREDICTORS OF DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION. Oral, International Academy of Cardiology 18th World Congress on Heart Disease Annual Scientific Sessions 2013
  • Rodriguez-Lozano P, Morsy M, Khalife W, Khan A, Mutnuri S, Rodriguez-Lozano J. PREDICTORS OF PULMONARY HYPERTENSION IN PATIENTS WITH DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION. International Academy of Cardiology 18th World Congress on Heart Disease Annual Scientific Sessions 2013.
  • Rodriguez Lozano P, Morsy, M, Khalife, W. CORRELATION BETWEEN BODY MASS INDEX AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY IN PATIENTS WITH IMPAIRED RELAXATION. Poster, Quality and Research Forum UTMB May 2013.
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  • Shah, Rahul
  • Shah R, Kumar A, Pilli S, Almomani A, Pacha P. THE EFFECTS OF CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE THERAPY ON BLOOD GLUCOSE CONTROL IN DIABETIC PATIENTS WITH OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA. Submitted 11/13/2012 to American College of Cardiology,
  • Pilli S, Shah R, Arnav K, Almomani A. THE EFFECTS OF SMOKING ON MEAN PLATELET VOLUME IN OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA PATIENT. Submitted 11/13/2012, American College of Cardiology.
  • Arnav Kumar; Rahul Shah; Suchitra Pilli; Poorna Nalabotha; Ahmed Almomani. IMPACT OF CPAP THERAPY ON NON-HDL AND CHOLESTEROL LEVELS IN PATIENTS WITH OSA. Submitted 11/13/2012, American College of Cardiology.
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  • Zaied, Ali
  • Zaied A, Chung E, Onguti S, Keiser P. RESEARCH ELECTRONIC DATA CAPTURE (REDCAP): AN EFFICIENT ELECTRONIC DATA CAPTURE (EDC) SOFTWARE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH. Presentation, 5/30/2013, Quality and Research Symposium, UTMB.
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  • Abu Minshar, Marwan:
  • 30-day readmissions in patients hospitalized with Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (AECOPD). Shadi B. Hijjawi , Marwan Abu Minshar, Yue Wang, and Gulshan Sharma. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX
  • Congenital Coronary Artery Anomalies as an Infrequent Cause of Cardiac Symptoms. Abdel Rahman Al Emam, MBBS; Rajesh Ramineni, MD; Marwan Abu Minshar, MD; Luke McCage; Tony Tran, MD. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX
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  • Cuevas, Christel
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease management in ambulatory clinics. How good are we doing? Roozbeh Sharif MD, Christel Cuevas MD, Mohit Arora MD, Yue Wang MS, and Gulshan Sharma MD MPH. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX.
  • Distribution of COPD disease severity over the last 5 years. Christel Cuevas MD, Roozbeh Sharif MD, Mohit Arora MD, Yue Wang MS, and Gulshan Sharma MD MPH. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX.
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  • Hoang, Van
  • Effects of Obstructive sleep apnea on the diastolic function of the heart. Wissam Khalife MD, Mohammad Morsy MD, Roozbeh Sharif MD, Poorna Nalabothu MD, Adnan Khan MD, Van Hoang MD, Syed Assif Hussain MD, and Sangeet Mutnuri MD. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX.
  • Pseudonormal stage of diastolic dysfunction. Wissam Khalife MD, Mohammad Morsy MD, Roozbeh Sharif MD, Poorna Nalabothu MD, Adnan Khan MD, Van Hoang MD, Syed Assif Hussain MD, and Sangeet Mutnuri MD. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX.
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  • Hudali, Tamer Hamdallah
  • Rapidly Progressive Ewing Sarcoma in an Hexagenerian. Tamer Hudali, MD. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX.
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  • Hussain, Syed
  • Effects of Obstructive sleep apnea on the diastolic function of the heart. Wissam Khalife MD, Mohammad Morsy MD, Roozbeh Sharif MD, Poorna Nalabothu MD, Adnan Khan MD, Van Hoang MD, Syed Assif Hussain MD, and Sangeet Mutnuri MD. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX.
  • Pseudonormal stage of diastolic dysfunction. Wissam Khalife MD, Mohammad Morsy MD, Roozbeh Sharif MD, Poorna Nalabothu MD, Adnan Khan MD, Van Hoang MD, Syed Assif Hussain MD, and Sangeet Mutnuri MD. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX.
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  • Joshipura, Keta
  • Webster J, Reiman EM, Zismann VL, Joshipura KD, Pearson JV, Hu-Lince D, Huentelman MJ, Craig DW, Coon KD, Beach T, Rohrer KC, Zhao AS, Leung D, Bryden L, Marlowe L, Kaleem M, Mastroeni D, Grover A, Rogers J, Heun R, Jessen F, Kölsch H, Heward CB, Ravid R, Hutton ML, Melquist S, Petersen RC, Caselli RJ, Papassotiropoulos A, Stephan DA, Hardy J, Myers A. Whole genome association analysis shows that ACE is a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease and fails to replicate most candidates from Meta-analysis. Int J Mol Epidemiol Genet. 2010;1(1):19-30. Epub 2009 Jul 26.
  • Webster JA, Gibbs JR, Clarke J, Ray M, Zhang W, Holmans P, Rohrer K, Zhao A, Marlowe L, Kaleem M, McCorquodale DS 3rd, Cuello C, Leung D, Bryden L, Nath P, Zismann VL, Joshipura K, Huentelman MJ, Hu-Lince D, Coon KD, Craig DW, Pearson JV; NACC-Neuropathology Group, Heward CB, Reiman EM, Stephan D, Hardy J, Myers AJ. Genetic control of human brain transcript expression in Alzheimer disease. Am J Hum Genet. 2009 Apr;84(4):445-58.
  • Corneveaux JJ, Liang WS, Reiman EM, Webster JA, Myers AJ, Zismann VL, Joshipura KD, Pearson JV, Hu-Lince D, Craig DW, Coon KD, Dunckley T, Bandy D, Lee W, Chen K, Beach TG, Mastroeni D, Grover A, Ravid R, Sando SB, Aasly JO, Heun R, Jessen F, Kölsch H, Rogers J, Hutton ML, Melquist S, Petersen RC, Alexander GE, Caselli RJ, Papassotiropoulos A, Stephan DA, Huentelman MJ. Evidence for an association between KIBRA and late-onset Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiol Aging. 2010 Jun;31(6):901-9. Epub 2008 Sep 13.
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  • Khan, Adnan
  • Pseudonormal stage of diastolic dysfunction. Wissam Khalife MD, Mohammad Morsy MD, Roozbeh Sharif MD, Poorna Nalabothu MD, Adnan Khan MD, Van Hoang MD, Syed Assif Hussain MD, and Sangeet Mutnuri MD. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX.
  • Effects of Obstructive sleep apnea on the diastolic function of the heart. Wissam Khalife MD, Mohammad Morsy MD, Roozbeh Sharif MD, Poorna Nalabothu MD, Adnan Khan MD, Van Hoang MD, Syed Assif Hussain MD, and Sangeet Mutnuri MD. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX.
  • Small Bowel Angioedema - Complication of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors. Sangeeta Mutnuri, MBBS; Adnan Khan, MD; Easwaran P. Variyam, MD. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX.
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  • Khanfar, Anas Abd Almouty
  • The effects of diastolic dysfunction on the ECG. Anas Khanfar, MD. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX
  • COMPARISON OF CARDIAC OUTPUT DETERMINED BY THERMODILUTION, THE FICK METHOD, AND TRANSTHORACIC ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY. A. Khanfar, P. Nalabothu, R. Merla, H. Kuo, M. Morsy, WI. Khalife, M. Aldeiri. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX.
  • PREDICTORS OF RECOVERY IN PATIENTS WITH SEVERE SYSTOLIC HEART FAILURE. WI. Khalife, R. Al-Najjar, A. Al Emam, A. Khanfar. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX
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  • Mehta, Munira
  • The Road Less Travelled: The Path to Strongyloides. Munira Mehta, DO; Geoff Weikle, DO. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX.
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  • Mutnuri, Sangeeta
  • Small Bowel Angioedema - Complication of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors. Sangeeta Mutnuri, MBBS; Adnan Khan, MD; Easwaran P. Variyam, MD. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX.
  • Effects of Obstructive sleep apnea on the diastolic function of the heart. Wissam Khalife MD, Mohammad Morsy MD, Roozbeh Sharif MD, Poorna Nalabothu MD, Adnan Khan MD, Van Hoang MD, Syed Assif Hussain MD, and Sangeet Mutnuri MD. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX.
  • Pseudonormal stage of diastolic dysfunction. Wissam Khalife MD, Mohammad Morsy MD, Roozbeh Sharif MD, Poorna Nalabothu MD, Adnan Khan MD, Van Hoang MD, Syed Assif Hussain MD, and Sangeet Mutnuri MD. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX.
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  • Onguti, Sharon
  • An observational cohort comparison of facilitators of retention in care and adherence to anti-eetroviral therapy at an HIV treatment center in Kenya. Achieng L, Musangi H, Ong'uti S, Ombegoh E, Bryant L, Mwiindi J, Smith N, Keiser P. PLoS One. 2012;7(3):e32727. Epub 2012 Mar 9.
  • Effective weight loss management with endoscopic gastric plication using StomaphyX device: is it achievable? Ong'uti SK, Ortega G, Onwugbufor MT, Ivey GD, Fullum TM, Tran DD. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2011 Nov 9. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Differential trends in racial preferences for cosmetic surgery procedures. Prendergast TI, Ong'uti SK, Ortega G, Khoury AL, Onwuka E, Bolorunduro OB, Cornwell EE 3rd, Paul H Jr.
  • Association between hospitals caring for a disproportionately high percentage of minority trauma patients and increased mortality: a nationwide analysis of 434 hospitals. Haider AH, Ong'uti S, Efron DT, Oyetunji TA, Crandall ML, Scott VK, Haut ER, Schneider EB, Powe NR, Cooper LA, Cornwell EE 3rd. Arch Surg. 2012 Jan;147(1):63-70. Epub 2011 Sep 19.
  • Does BMI affect perioperative complications following total knee and hip arthroplasty? Suleiman LI, Ortega G, Ong'uti SK, Gonzalez DO, Tran DD, Onyike A, Turner PL, Fullum TM. J Surg Res. 2012 May 1;174(1):7-11. Epub 2011 Jun 25.
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy in children with complicated appendicitis: ethnic disparity amid changing trend.Oyetunji TA, Nwomeh BC, Ong'uti SK, Gonzalez DO, Cornwell EE 3rd, Fullum TM. J Surg Res. 2011 Sep;170(1):e99-103. Epub 2011 May 31.
  • Epidemiologic trend in elderly domestic injury. Oyetunji TA, Ong'uti SK, Bolorunduro OB, Gonzalez DO, Cornwell EE, Haider AH. J Surg Res. 2012 Apr;173(2):206-11. Epub 2011 May 31.
  • Pediatric negative appendectomy rate: trend, predictors, and differentials. Oyetunji TA, Ong'uti SK, Bolorunduro OB, Cornwell EE 3rd, Nwomeh BC. J Surg Res. 2012 Mar;173(1):16-20. Epub 2011 May 19.
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  • Salameh, Habeeb Munir
  • How does preoperative radiotherapy affect the rate of sphincter-sparing surgery in rectal cancer?. Baker B, Salameh H, Al-Salman M, Daoud F. Surg Oncol. 2012 Sep;21(3):e103-9. Epub 2012 Apr 24.
  • Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis of the pancreas versus pancreatic carcinoma. Baker B, Salameh H, Daoud F. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2010 Oct;92(7):W1-2. Epub 2010 Aug 9.
  • Effect of Bowel Preparation Quality on Adenoma Detection Rate and Procedure Duration in Screening Colonoscopy. P. Guturu, R. Kochar, B. Hmoud, S. Jampana, Habeeb Salameh, J. Shabot, S. Parupudi. UTMB, Galveston, TX. ACG 2012.
  • Impact of Withdrawal Time on Adenoma Detection Rates: Analysis of Average Risk Screening Colonoscopy Examinations. P. Guturu, R. Kochar, Habeeb Salameh, B. Hmoud, S. Jampana, J. Shabot, S. Parupudi. UTMB, Galveston, TX. ACG 2012.
  • Gender Specific Prevalence of Adenomas, Advanced Adenomas, and Colorectal Cancer in Patients Undergoing Screening Colonoscopy. Rajan Kochar, Praveen Guturu, Sarat Jampana, Bashar Hmoud, Habeeb Salameh, J. Marc Shabot, Sreeram Parupudi. UTMB, Galveston. ACG 2012.
  • Prevalence of Colon Polyps at Screening Colonoscopy in Black and White Patients. Rajan Kochar, Praveen Guturu, Habeeb Salameh, Sarat Jampana, Bashar Hmoud, J. Marc Shabot, Sreeram Parupudi. UTMB, Galveston. ACG 2012.
  • Uncommon Presentation of Uncommon Condition. Habeeb M. Salameh, MD; Sreeram Parupudi, MD; Roozbeh Sharif, MD; Scott A. Larson MD PhD, Lindsay Sonstein MD. ACG, 2012.
  • Psychosocial Adjustment and Quality of life among Jordanian breast cancer patients undergoing Skin Sparing Mastectomy with immediate breast implant reconstruction versus Breast conserving therapy. Habeeb Salameh. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX.
  • Efficacy of oral agents in reducing the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronic hepatitis B. Habeeb Salameh. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX.
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  • Sharif, Roozbeh
  • Long-Term Survival, Toxicity Profile, and role of F-18 FDG PET/CT scan in Patients with Progressive Neuroendocrine Tumors Following Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy with High Activity In-111 Pentetreotide. Delpassand ES, Samarghandi A, Mourtada JS, Zamanian S, Espenan GD, Sharif R, Mackenzie S, Kosari K, Barakat O, Naqvi S, Seng JE, Anthony L. Theranostics. 2012;2(5):472-80. Epub 2012 May 11
  • IRF5 polymorphism predicts prognosis in patients with systemic sclerosis. Sharif R, Mayes MD, Tan FK, Gorlova OY, Hummers LK, Shah AA, Furst DE, Khanna D, Martin J, Bossini-Castillo L, Gonzalez EB, Ying J, Draeger HT, Agarwal SK, Reveille JD, Arnett FC, Wigley FM, Assassi S. Ann Rheum Dis. 2012 Jul;71(7):1197-202. Epub 2012 Mar 22.
  • Predictors of fatigue severity in early systemic sclerosis: a prospective longitudinal study of the GENISOS cohort. Assassi S, Leyva AL, Mayes MD, Sharif R, Nair DK, Fischbach M, Nguyen N, Reveille JD, Gonzalez EB, McNearney TA; GENISOS Study Group. PLoS One. 2011;6(10):e26061. Epub 2011 Oct 14.
  • Decreased catalytic function with altered sumoylation of DNA topoisomerase I in the nuclei of scleroderma fibroblasts. Zhou X, Lin W, Tan FK, Assassi S, Fritzler MJ, Guo X, Sharif R, Xia T, Lai S, Arnett FC. Arthritis Res Ther. 2011 Aug 9;13(4):R128.
  • Anti-fibrillarin antibody in African American patients with systemic sclerosis: immunogenetics, clinical features, and survival analysis. Sharif R, Fritzler MJ, Mayes MD, Gonzalez EB, McNearney TA, Draeger H, Baron M; Canadian Scleroderma Research Group, Furst DE, Khanna DK, del Junco DJ, Molitor JA, Schiopu E, Phillips K, Seibold JR, Silver RM, Simms RW; GENISOS Study Group, Perry M, Rojo C, Charles J, Zhou X, Agarwal SK, Reveille JD, Assassi S, Arnett FC. J Rheumatol. 2011 Aug;38(8):1622-30. Epub 2011 May 15.
  • Determinants of work disability in patients with systemic sclerosis: a longitudinal study of the GENISOS cohort. Sharif R, Mayes MD, Nicassio PM, Gonzalez EB, Draeger H, McNearney TA, Estrada-Y-Martin RM, Nair DK, Reveille JD, Arnett FC, Assassi S; GENISOS Study Group. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Aug;41(1):38-47. Epub 2011 Mar 22.
  • Whole-blood gene expression profiling in ankylosing spondylitis shows upregulation of toll-like receptor 4 and 5. Assassi S, Reveille JD, Arnett FC, Weisman MH, Ward MM, Agarwal SK, Gourh P, Bhula J, Sharif R, Sampat K, Mayes MD, Tan FK. J Rheumatol. 2011 Jan;38(1):87-98. Epub 2010 Oct 15.
  • Predictors of interstitial lung disease in early systemic sclerosis: a prospective longitudinal study of the GENISOS cohort.Assassi S, Sharif R, Lasky RE, McNearney TA, Estrada-Y-Martin RM, Draeger H, Nair DK, Fritzler MJ, Reveille JD, Arnett FC, Mayes MD; GENISOS Study Group. Arthritis Res Ther. 2010;12(5):R166. Epub 2010 Sep 2.
  • Autoimmune diseases and autoantibodies in the first degree relatives of patients with systemic sclerosis. Arora-Singh RK, Assassi S, del Junco DJ, Arnett FC, Perry M, Irfan U, Sharif R, Mattar T, Mayes MD. J Autoimmun. 2010 Aug;35(1):52-7. Epub 2010 Mar 11.
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease management in ambulatory clinics. How good are we doing? Roozbeh Sharif MD, Christel Cuevas MD, Mohit Arora MD, Yue Wang MS, and Gulshan Sharma MD MPH. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX.
  • Pseudonormal stage of diastolic dysfunction. Wissam Khalife MD, Mohammad Morsy MD, Roozbeh Sharif MD, Poorna Nalabothu MD, Adnan Khan MD, Van Hoang MD, Syed Assif Hussain MD, and Sangeet Mutnuri MD. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX.
  • Effects of Obstructive sleep apnea on the diastolic function of the heart. Wissam Khalife MD, Mohammad Morsy MD, Roozbeh Sharif MD, Poorna Nalabothu MD, Adnan Khan MD, Van Hoang MD, Syed Assif Hussain MD, and Sangeet Mutnuri MD. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX.
  • Distribution of COPD disease severity over the last 5 years. Christel Cuevas MD, Roozbeh Sharif MD, Mohit Arora MD, Yue Wang MS, and Gulshan Sharma MD MPH. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX.
  • IL-8 and IL-10 correlate with severity of interstitial lung disease in systemic sclerosis. Xiaochun Liu MD, Maureen D. Mayes MD MPH, Filemon K. Tan MD PHD, Brock E. Harper MD, Emilio B. Gonzalez MD, Hilda Draeger MD, Roozbeh Sharif MD, John D. Reveille MD, Frank C. Arnett MD, and Shervin Assassi MD.
  • A IRF5 Variant Predicts Prognosis in Patients with Systemic Sclerosis Roozbeh Sharif, MD; Maureen D. Mayes, MD, MPH; Filemon K. Tan, MD, PhD; Olga Y. Gorlova, PhD; Laura K. Hummers, MD, ScM; Ami A. Shah, MD, MHS; Daniel E. Furst, MD; Dinesh Khanna, MD, MS; Javier Martin, MD, PhD; Lara Bossini Castillo, BS; Emilio B. Gonzalez, MD; Hilda Draeger, MD; Jun Ying, PhD; Sandeep K. Agarwal, MD, PhD; John D. Reveille, MD; Frank C. Arnett, MD; Fredrick M. Wigley, MD; Shervin Assassi, MD, MS
  • Uncommon Presentation of Uncommon Condition. Habeeb M. Salameh, MD; Sreeram Parupudi, MD; Roozbeh Sharif, MD; Scott A. Larson MD PhD, Lindsay Sonstein MD. ACG, Las Vegas, 2012.
  • Adult Onset Still's disease: Debilitating Difficult to Diagnose Disease. Roozbeh Sharif, MD, Kalpana J Gupta, MD, Vikram Vadyala, MD, and Leah Low, MD. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX.
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  • The Road Less Travelled: The Path to Strongyloides. Munira Mehta, DO; Geoff Weikle, DO. Poster presented at: UTMB Quality and Research Forum Poster competition; Galveston, TX.
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