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Internal Medicine Residency Program

Research & Innovation

Through Internal Medicine and Subspecialty research, we take an interdisciplinary approach to moving medicine forward.

For more information about resident research in the Department of Medicine, please contact:

Titus Sheers, MD - View Profile
Program Director
330-344-1543

Nairmeen Haller, PhD
Research Coordinator
330-344-6001


Date Updated: 09-OCT-2014

Medicine Publications and Presentations

2014

Muakkassa FK, MOSTOW EN A Woman with a Bleeding Lesion; J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Jan;70(1):e1-2. doi: 10.1016/J.Jaad.2013.08.019. PubMed: 24355277

Nassr A, Swann P, Huston J, Abdelfatah M, Rose P, Currier B Aberrant Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Injury with C1 Lateral Mass Screw Placement: A Case Report and Review of the Literature; Spine J. 2014 Feb 14. PubMed PMID: 24534389

Anand A Arteriovenous Graft Infection from Cat Exposure; National Kidney Foundation (NKF) 2014 Spring Clinical Meetings, April 22-26, 2014, MGM Grand, Las Vegas NV

Al-Ameri A, Anand A, Abdelfatah M, Kanaan Z, Hammonds T, HALLER N, Cherry M Outcome of Acute Myeloid Leukemia and High-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome According to Health Insurance Status; Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2014 Jun 12. pii: S2152-2650(14)00137-2. PubMed PMID: 25108681

Taylor PN, Minassian C, Rehman A, Iqbal A, Shazli Draman M, Hamilton W, Dunlop D, Robinson A, Vaidya B, Lazarus JH, Thomas S, Dayan CM, Okosieme OE TSH Levels and Risk of Miscarriage in Women on Long-Term Levothyroxine: A Community-Based Study; J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 July 24:jc20141954. PubMed PMID: 25057882


2013

Brauch R, Goliath C, Patterson L, SHEERS TG, HALLER N A Qualitative Study of Improving Preceptor Feedback Delivery on Professionalism to Postgraduate Year 1 Residents through Education, Observation, and Reflection; Ochsner J. 2013 Fall;13(3):322-6. PubMed PMID: 24052760

Agito M, Atreja A, Rizk MK Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Recurrent C difficile Infection: Ready for Prime Time?; Cleve Clin J Med. 2013 Feb;80(2):101-8. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.80a.12110. PubMed PMID: 23376915

Herzlinger R, Virk P, Kindred N Fortis Healthcare: Transnational Hospital Network; Harvard Business School Case 314-047, September 2013

Hazratjee N, Agito M, Lopez R, Lashner B, Rizk MK Hospital Readmissions in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Am J Gastroenterol. 2013 Jul;108(7):1024-32. PubMed PMID: 23820989

Agito M, REHMUS EH, POWELL AT Mullerian Carcinosarcoma Arising From Intestinal Endometriosis; J Clin Oncol. 2013 Mar 4. PubMed PMID: 23460712

Agito M, Rizk M Recurrent Abdominal Pain and Vomiting; Cleve Clin J Med. 2013 Jul;80(7):436-40. PMID: 23821687

Kala J, HEGDE VA Spongy Heart: Left Ventricular Non-Compaction; Heart Asia. 2013;5(1):80


2012

Narendran V, Kan C, Sattar A, Stehura M, Woods C, Lyons J, Silverman P, Plecha D Accuracy of Axillary Ultrasound for Prediction of Nodal Metastasis in Breast Cancer; 36th Annual Symposium of the American Society of Breast Disease. Dallas TX 2012

Wong KK, Fistek M, WATKINS RR Community-acquired Pneumonia Caused by Yersinia Enterocolitica in an Immunocompetent Patient; J Med Microbiol. 2012 Dec 14. PubMed PMID: 23242642

Agito M, Ghobrial M, Lopez R, Ashish A, Romero-Marrero C, Rizk M Etiology, Model for End-Stage Liver Disease and Hospitalization Requiring Intensive Care are Predictors of 30-day Readmission in Patients with Liver Disease; ACG 2012. Las Vegas NV 2012

Sahay S, Paik R, Kala J, KANAAN, ZEYAD Evans Syndrome and Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis: An Interesting Concomitant Occurence; Chest 2012. Atlanta GA 2012

Hazratjee N, Agito M, Lopez R, Lashner B, Rizk MK Factors Associated with 30-Day Readmissions in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). A Case-Control Study; Digestive Disease Week. San Diego CA 2012

Kala J, MOSTOW EN Images in Clinical Medicine; Eruptive xanthoma. N Engl J Med. 2012 Mar 1;366(9):835. PubMed PMID: 22375975

Geronimo RR, Agito M, CIANCONE AC, Moorman J Low and Behold: Refractory Hypoglycemia in a Patient with Malignant Insulinoma; ENDO 2012: The 94th Annual Meeting and Expo. Houston TX 2012

Al-Ameri AM, Patel N, KANAAN, ZEYAD , HALLER N Management of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and High-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) in Community Services: Retrospective Study of 130 Patients from a Single Institution; J Clin Oncol 30, 2012

Matt LB, MCGEE SW Metastatic Colon Adenocarcinoma Presenting as Left Preauricular Pain; J Gastrointest Cancer. 2012 Jul 6 PubMed PMID: 22766623

Dong F, Harvey J, Finan A, Weber K, Agarwal U, Penn M Myocardial CXCR4 Expression is Required for Mesenchymal Stem Cell Mediated Repair Following Acute Myocardial Infarction; Circulation. 2012 Jun 9

Al-Ameri AM, Abdelfatah M, KANAAN, ZEYAD , HALLER N Outcome of Acute Myeloid Leukemia AML and High Risk MDS Treated According to the Standrard of Care in Community Hospital, Data from Single Center (2001-2010); Blood (ASH Annual Meeting Abstracts) 2012;120:Abstract4796

Sahay S, Krasuski RA, Tonelli AR Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension; Respirology. 2012 Apr 18 PubMed PMID: 22509787

Mercado F, Mercado M, Myers N, Hewit M, HALLER N Patient Preferences in Choosing a Primary Care Physician; Journal of Primary Care and Community Health. 2012;3(2):125-31

Hazratjee N, Agito M, Vanama R, Lopez R, Rizk MK, Vargo JJ, Chahal P Percutaneous Gastrostomy Tube Insertion by Gastroenterologists, Surgical Endoscopists, and Interventional Radiologistt: Which is safer?; Digestive Disease Week. San Diego CA 2012

Burdette SD, WATKINS RR, Wong KK, Mathew SD, Martin DJ, Markert RJ Staphylococcus aureus pyomyositis Compared with Non-Staphylococcus aureus pyomyositis; J Infect. 2012 May;64(5):507-12. Epub 2012 Jan 13. PubMed PMID: 22265790

Agito M, Geronimo RR, CILTEA D To Eat or Not to Eat? Approach to Severe Liver Failure in a Patient with Anorexia Nervosa; ENDO 2012: The 94th Annual Meeting and Expo. Houston TX 2012

Kim PY, Allbritton DW, Keri RA, Mieyal JJ, Wilson-Defosse AL Use of Supplemental Online Pharmacology Modules Leads to Increased Student Knowledge and Satisfaction; International Journal of Arts and Sciences' International Conference for Academic Disciplines. Cambridge MA 2012


2011

Hajjiri M, Ching ICD, BOLLIN GE, HODSDEN JE, FU JC, KURMAN AJ, HUGHES MM, HALLER N A Case Report and Literature Review of Medically Managed Bartonella henselae Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis Presenting with Recurrent Ischemic Stroke; Infectious Disease in Clinical Practice 2011;XX:pp

Taverna JA, Moorman J, Dillon M, Guiseila L, HALLER N, Ciltea D A Case of Secondary Diabetes Mellitus Associated with Chronic Arsenic Exposure; The 93rd Annual Meeting and Expo. Boston MA 2011

Matt L, Calvey C, MUAKKASSA FF, WATKINS DA, SPEAKMAN ED, HALLER N A Rare Case of Atypical Mycobacterium-Associated Spinal Cord Compression; 49th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the HIV Medicine Association. Boston MA 2011

Chiang E, HALLER N Babesiosis: An emerging infectious disease that can affect those who travel to the northeastern United States; Travel Med Infect Dis. 2011 Aug 19. PubMed PMID: 21862413.

Dixon AK, Ahmad K, HERRINGTON GM, HALLER N Effect of Peer Review and Education on Resident and Attending Physician Adherence to 2009 ADA Management Guidelines; Ohio Public Health Combined Conference Columbus OH 2011

Agaiby S, Iyer V, MOSTOW EN Giant pilomatrix carcinoma in an immunosuppressed patient; J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011 Aug;65(2):e50-1. PubMed PMID: 21763550

Ashraf MS, Hussain SW, Agarwal N, Ashraf S, El-Kass G, Hussain R, Nemat H, HALLER N, Pekmezaris R, Sison C, Walia R, Eichorn A, Cal C, Diugaca Y Hand Hygiene in Long-Term Care Facilities: A Multicenter Study of Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices, and Barriers; Infect Control Hosp Epidemiology 2010 Jul;31(7):758-62

Al-Ameri AM Hyper-CVAD plus Nelarabine in the Treatment of Newly Diagnosed Patients with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia/Lymphoblastic Lymphoma (T-ALL/LL); 2011 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting. Chicago IL 2011

Divoky L, Kannan J, Taverna J, FALTAY BB, HALLER N Idiopathic Hypereosinophilic Syndrome Masquerading as False Positive Strongyloides stecoralis; Internal Medicine 2011 (American College of Physicians) San Diego, CA 2011

Wong KK, Ching ID, Taverna JA, Hartman RG, SCOTT TD, WATKINS RR, HALLER N Pacemaker Extrusion from Pseudomonas aeruginosa: An Unusual Presentation from an Unlikely Culprit; 21st Annual NEOUCOM Internal Medicine Research Day. Rootstown OH 2011

Hartman R, Taverna J, Ching M, Wong KK, SCHWEIKERT RA, WATKINS RR, HALLER N Pacemaker Extrusion from Pseudomonas aeruginosa: an Unusual Presentation from an Unlikely Culprit ; Internal Medicine 2011 (American College of Physicians) San Diego CA 2011

Sahay S, Krasuski RA, Tonelli AR Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension; Chest 2011. Honolulu HI 2011

Clanton J, Fawley R, Wong KK, Daley T, Porter J, DUGGAL A, PARANJAPE CN, HALLER N, Bonilla H Patience is a virtue: An Argument for Delayed Surgical Intervention in Fulminant CDI; 49th Annual Meeeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the HIV Medicine Association. Boston MA 2011

Yafi A, Patel S, Saager R, Cuccia D, Evans G, Durkin AJ Postoperative Assessment in a Cutaneous Flap Model Using Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging; SPIE International Society for Optics and Photonics San Francisco CA January 22-27, 2011

Yafi A, Vetter TS, Scholz T, Patel S, Saager RB, Cussia DJ, Evans GR, Durkin AJ Postoperative Quantitative Assessment of Reconstructive Tissue Status in a Cutaneous Flap Model Using Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging; Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jan;127(1):117-30. PubMed PMID: 21200206

Matt L, Tuttle M, MOSTOW EN, Honda K, HALLER N Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum and Ichthyosis: A Unique Case; Internal Medicine 2011 (American College of Physicians) San Diego CA 2011

De Yao JT, Sun D, Powell AT, REHMUS EH Scalp Angiosarcoma Remission with Bevacizumab and Radiotherapy without Surgery: A Case Report and Review of the Literature; Sarcoma. 2011;2011:160369. Epub 2011 May 2. PubMed PMID: 21647357; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3103974

Pierce, Al-Ameri AM Secondary Malignancies in Essential Thrombocythemia vera: A Retrospective Analysis of 437 Patients from a Single Institution; 2011 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting. Chicago IL 2011

Wheeler DJ, MCBENNETT, KIMBERLY A., Tan M Treating Fungal Endocarditis: Candida albicans Endocarditis in a 45 Year Old Cystic Fibrosis Patient; American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter. Columbus OH 2011

Ching IC, HEGDE VA Vascular Inflammation: A New Horizon in Cardiovascular-risk Assessment; In Cardiovasular Risk Factors, ed. AY Gasparyan. 2011. ISBN 978-953-51-0240-3

Bohaty B, Fricker C, Gonzalez S, Gill M, Nedorost S Visual and confocal microscopic interpretation of patch tests to benzethonium chloride and benzalkonium chloride; Skin Res Technol. 2011 Dec 5. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0846.2011.00577.x. PubMed PMID: 221422417

Lee B, Smith RS, TANPHAICHITR N, Novak R, Robertson S, HALLER N Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia and nephrotic syndrome with membranous nephropathy; Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2011 Dec;45(6):473-7. Epub 2011 May 25. PubMed PMID: 21612326

Chunduri A, Valluri C, Sahota S, Ciltea D, Powell A, HALLER N Why do my bones hurt?; The 93rd Annual Meeting and Expo. Boston MA 2011

Kiatoukaysy L, HALLER N, Goliath C, Izzo L, SHEERS TG, LECAT PJ Wireless Communication as a Tool to Increase Physician Satisfaction and Decrease Patient Length of Stay; 2011 Meeting of the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers. St. Petersburg Beach FL 2011


2010

Sahay S, Murnane L, MCBENNETT, KIMBERLY A., SHEERS TG 34-Year Old Male with Joint Pain; 24th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference Baltimore MD (2010)

Hajjiri M, Ching ID, BOLLIN GE, HODSDEN JE, FU JC, KURMAN AJ, HALLER N A Case Series and Literature Review of Medically Managed Bartonella henselae Endocarditis Presenting with Recurrent Ischemic Stroke; American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter Columbus OH 2010

Meehan A, Verdejo N, Base B, Rivera M, PFISTER EW, HALLER N A-Voiding Catastrophe: Reducing the Risk of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Hospitalized Older Adults; 1st International Conference of the International Collaboration of Orthopaedic Nursing Dublin Ireland 2010

Singh AK, Sahay S, Kala J Accuracy of FEV1/FEV6 in Detecting Airway Obstruction and Factors Affecting its Performance: A Meta Analysis; American College of Chest Physician (Chest 2010). Vancouver Canada 2010

Schnegg L, Hsu P, TavernaJ, Kakarala H, HALLER N CPR and Somatic Support for a 22-Gestational Week Pregnant Woman after Brain Death; American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter Columbus, OH 2010

Ray M, Faltay B, HALLER N Case Report: Anaphylactic Reaction to Guaifenesin; Hosp Pract (Minneap). 2009 Dec;37(1):60-3. PubMed PMID: 20877172

Algahim M, Hsu P, Taverna K, Kakarala H, HALLER N Descending Necrotizing Mediastinitis; American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter Columbus, OH 2010

Sahay S, Panja S, Ray S, Rao BK Diurnal Variation in Hand Hygiene Compliance in a Tertiary Level Multi-Disciplinary Intensive Care Unit; Am J Infect Control 2010 Jun 23 (Epub ahead of print) PubMed PMID: 20579772

Kanaan Z, Kannan J, REHMUS EH, HALLER N Epithelial Ovarian Carcinoma: A Case of Youthful Aggression; American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter, Columbus OH 2010

Gamboa EO, REHMUS EH, HALLER N Fournier's Gangrene as a Possible Side Effect of Bevacizumab Therapy for Resected Colorectal Cancer; Clin Colorectal Cancer 2010 Jan:9(1):55-8. PubMed PMID: 20100690

Ashraf, MS, Hussain, SW, Agarwal, N, Ashraf, S, El-Kass, G, Hussain, R, Nemat, H, HALLER N, Pekmezaris, R, Sison, C, Walia, R, Eichorn, A, Cal, C, Dlugacz, Y Hand Hygiene in Long-Term Care Facilities: A Multicenter Study of Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices, and Barriers; Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2010 Jul;31(7):758-62. PubMed PMID: 20500037

Divoky L, Kannan J, Taverna J, FALTAY BB, HALLER N Hypereosinophilic Syndrome Masquerading as False Positive Strongyloides; American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter Columbus OH 2010

Patel K, Taverna J, LEANO AM, HALLER N Locally Advanced Lung Cancer presenting Initially as Life Threatening Tracheal Stenosis; American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter Columbus, OH 2010

Matt LB, MCGEE SW, POWELL AT, HALLER N Metastatic Adenocarcinoma Presenting as Preauricular Pain; American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter Columbus, OH 2010

De Yao J, Custodio PJ, OKEKE, IFEOMA R., AWENDER HS, GACAD RC Screening for Lynch syndrome: A Case Report of Severe Anemia in a 27-Year Old Male; American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter Columbus OH 2010

Mehta B, Arumugasaamy A, Taverna J, REHMUS EH, HALLER N Solitary Brain Metastasis from a Colorectal Carcinoma; American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter Columbus, OH 2010

Custodio P, OKEKE, IFEOMA R., FENTON AH, SPEAKMAN ED Unicentric Castleman's Disease in a 34-Year Old Male Treated with Rituximab; American College of Physicians Ohip Chapter Columbus OH 2010

Narh-Martey P, Sahay S, Murnane L, MCBENNETT, KIMBERLY A., SHEERS TG Young Male with Intractable Joint Pain; American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter Columbus, OH 2010


Date Updated: 22-OCT-2012



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