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Internal Medicine Residency Program Scholarly Activity at UPMC in Central Pa.

UPMC in central Pa. takes great pride in the contributions our physicians, residents and fellows make to science and health care.

Our recent scholarly contributions include:


Kripa Rajak, Anupam Halder, Yi-Ju Chen, Konstantin Golybykh, Iulia Kovalenko, Jessica Cunningham, and Carlos Cream were Awarded a $5000 grant in 2022 from the ACGME Back to Bedside Project for “Lending Empathetic Ears at Bedside”.

Peer-Reviewed Published Journal Articles

Khanal R, Oli S, Chan Gomez J, Tahir S, Bhandari B, Komanduri S. Severe Case of Oral Baclofen Withdrawal Resulting in Mechanical Ventilation. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2022 Jan-Dec;10:23247096211060584. doi: 10.1177/23247096211060584. PMID: 35356848; PMCID: PMC8977696.

Chen See J, Ly T, Shope A, Bess J, Wall A, Komanduri S, Goldman J, Anderson S, McLimans CJ, Brislawn CJ, Tokarev V, Wright JR, Lamendella R. A Metatranscriptomics Survey of Microbial Diversity on Surfaces Post-Intervention of cleanSURFACES® Technology in an Intensive Care Unit. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2021 Jul 20;11:705593. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2021.705593. PMID: 34354962; PMCID: PMC8330600.

Lnu K, Ansari S, Mahto S, Gada H, Mumtaz M, Loran D, Theckumparapil NJ, Vora AN. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement associated infective endocarditis case series: broadening the criteria for diagnosis is the need of the hour. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2021 Nov 20;21(1):559. doi: 10.1186/s12872-021-02364-0. PMID: 34800994; PMCID: PMC8606088.

Emmanuel K E, Jensen N, Anyanwagu U (June 29, 2021) Refractory Atrial Fibrillation With Rapid Ventricular Rate in a Patient With Small Cell Carcinoma of the Lung Encasing the Right Pulmonary Artery: A Case Report and Insight Into Therapeutic Options. Cureus 13(6): e16027. doi:10.7759/cureus.16027

Agoons DD, Agoons BB, Emmanuel KE, Matawalle FA, Cunningham JM. Association between electronic cigarette use and fragility fractures among US adults. American Journal of Medicine Open. Published 2021 Nov;1:100002

Saleem,T., Asken M, Qurashi H., Chen Yiju., Atrash A. It Wasn't All COVID-19: Resident Distress and Reasons for It Among Different Specialties During the Pandemic. Medical Economics May 9 2022

LNU, Kriti; Orozco, David; and Cream, Carlos (2022) "Pasteurella multocida bacteremia due to obstructive pneumonia in an immunocompromised patient," Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives: Vol. 12: Iss. 2, Article 10. DOI: 10.55729/2000-9666.1039

Thomas Pineo, John Goldman, Greg Swartzentruber, Tejaswi Kanderi, Hafiz Qurashi, Christina Dimech. An Observational study on the use of long acting buprenorphine (sublocade) and a tamper resistent PICC for outpatient IV antibiotic administration in patients with serious infections and opioid use disorder; The STOP OUD Project. Drug and alcohol dependance reports. 2022; doi 10/1016/j.dadr.2021.100020

Posters and Abstracts

Agoons DD, Musani SK, Correa A, Golden SH, Bertoni AG, Echouffo-Tcheugui JB. HDL-Cholesterol and Incident Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Among African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study. Diabet Med. 2022 May 31:e14895. doi: 10.1111/dme.14895. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35639386.

Saleem,T., MD , Abdul Rafae, MD , Ahsan Wahab, MD , Hamid Ehsan, MD, MBBS , Karun Neupane, MD , Mohammad Ebad Ur Rehman, MBBS , Pranali Pachika, MD , Rabia Ali, MBBS , Sundas Ali and Faiz Anwer, MD. Recent Updates on Blinatumomab: A Bispecific T-Cell Engaging Antibody in Relapsed and Refractory B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. ASH 2021 (Published in Blood).

Iuliia Kovalenko, Tabinda Saleem, Babray Laek, Rimsha Ali,Taaha Muddassir Mirza, Asmi Chattaraj, Ahsan Wahab, Asma Tamez ud din, Hafiz Qurashi, Konstantin Golubykh, Maidah Malik, Rafiullah Khan. Ruxolitinib in chronic steroid-refractory graft-versus-host-disease. ASCO 2022.

Hansrivijit P, Chen YJ, Lnu K, et al. Prediction of mortality among patients with chronic kidney disease: A systematic review. World J Nephrol. 2021;10(4):59-75. doi:10.5527/wjn.v10.i4.59

Thongprayoon C, Hansrivijit P, Mao MA, et al. Machine Learning Consensus Clustering of Hospitalized Patients with Admission Hyponatremia. Diseases. 2021;9(3):54. Published 2021 Aug 1. doi:10.3390/diseases9030054

Leeaphorn N, Thongprayoon C, Vaitla P, et al. Outcomes of Kidney Transplant Recipients with Sickle Cell Disease: An Analysis of the 2000-2019 UNOS/OPTN Database. J Clin Med. 2021;10(14):3063. Published 2021 Jul 11. doi:10.3390/jcm10143063

Boonpheng B, Hansrivijit P, Thongprayoon C, et al. Rituximab or plasmapheresis for prevention of recurrent focal segmental glomerulosclerosis after kidney transplantation: A systematic review and meta-analysis. World J Transplant. 2021;11(7):303-319. doi:10.5500/wjt.v11.i7.303

Kovvuru K, Carbajal N, Pakanati AR, Thongprayoon C, Hansrivijit P, Boonpheng B, Pattharanitima P, Nissaisorakarn V, Cheungpasitporn W, Kanduri SR. Renal manifestations of hepatitis E among immunocompetent and solid organ transplant recipients. World J Hepatol. 2022 Mar 27;14(3):516-524. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v14.i3.516. PMID: 35582296; PMCID: PMC9055200.

Thongprayoon C, Hansrivijit P, Petnak T, Mao MA, Bathini T, Duriseti P, Vallabhajosyula S, Qureshi F, Erickson SB, Cheungpasitporn W. Impact of serum magnesium levels at hospital discharge and one-year mortality. Postgrad Med. 2022 Jan;134(1):47-51. doi: 10.1080/00325481.2021.1931369. Epub 2021 May 31. PMID: 33998391.

Trongtorsak A, Chaisidhivej N, Yadav K, Kim J, Thongprayoon C, Cheungpasitporn W, Hansrivijit P. Hepatitis E virus infection in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Investig Med. 2022 Mar;70(3):853-858. doi: 10.1136/jim-2021-002102. Epub 2021 Dec 20. PMID: 34930797.

Narh JT, Choudhary KV, Okunade A, Lnu K, Puskoor A, Chowdhury Y, Cavusoglu E. Kugel's Artery: Silent Bystander or Savior? Cureus. 2021 Aug 9;13(8):e17039. doi: 10.7759/cureus.17039. PMID: 34522517; PMCID: PMC8426033.

Bansal A, Gupta S, Aggarwal M, Nadeem M, Jain V, Lnu K, Reed GW, Puri R, Yun J, Miyasaka R, Harb SC, Krishnaswamy A, Kapadia SR. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Am J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 1;154:133-135. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2021.05.030. Epub 2021 Jul 6. PMID: 34243939.

Jaiswal V, Ishak A, Peng Ang S, Babu Pokhrel N, Shama N, Lnu K, Susan Varghese J, Storozhenko T, Ee Chia J, Naz S, Sharma P, Jaiswal A. Hypovitaminosis D and cardiovascular outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc. 2022 Apr 11;40:101019. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcha.2022.101019. PMID: 35463916; PMCID: PMC9019228.

Jaiswal V, Nepal G, Dijamco P, Ishak A, Dagar M, Sarfraz Z, Shama N, Sarfraz A, Lnu K, Mitra S, Agarwala P, Naz S, Song D, Jaiswal A. Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis Following COVID-19 Vaccination: A Systematic Review. J Prim Care Community Health. 2022 Jan-Dec;13:21501319221074450. doi: 10.1177/21501319221074450. PMID: 35142234; PMCID: PMC8841914.

Jaiswal V, Almas T, Peng Ang S, David Song, Shama N, Storozhenko T, Lnu K, Parmar G, Qaiser S, Naz S, Jaiswal A, Malik J. Symptomatology, prognosis and clinical findings of STEMI as a ramification of COVID-19: A systematic review and proportion meta-analysis. Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2022 Apr;76:103429. doi: 10.1016/j.amsu.2022.103429. Epub 2022 Mar 8. PMID: 35284069; PMCID: PMC8902059.

Muhammad Ashar Ali, Syed S. Shah, Nayha Tahir, Sana Rehman, Memoona Saeed, Shammas Farooq Bajwa, Rimsha Ali, Wajeeha Aiman, Muhammad Yasir Anwar. Efficacy and Toxicity of Surufatinib in Neuroendocrine Tumors: A Systematic Review and Meta‐analysis. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 26 April 2022

Talha Azam Tarrar, Muhammad Yasir Anwar, Muhammad Ashar Ali, Memoona Saeed, Sana Rehman, Shammas F. Bajwa, Tooba Ayub, Haleema Javid, Rimsha Ali, Alaa Irshad, Wajeeha Aiman. Current Status of Monoclonal Antibodies-Based Therapies in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Clinical Trials. Cureus. 26 April 2022.

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