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We are very proud of our residents’ many publications and presentations at regional and national meetings. Below is a list of their work from the 2017-2018 academic year.

Note: UPMC Mercy Internal Medicine resident authors are listed in bold.

Academic Year 2017 – 2018 Publications

Ashish Ahuja, Kingsley, Michael, Diable, Caitlin, Binion, David G., Levinthal, David. J. “Ketamine as a Novel Abortive Therapy got Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Attacks.” (in progress) Presented at Digestive Diseases Conference in June 2018, also presented at UPMC Research Day April 2018.

Neena Chandrasekaran, “Case Files Critical Care.” Case Files Critical Care, vol. 2, ser. 2, McGraw-Hill Education / Medical, 2017, pp. 116–123.

Neena Chandrasekaran, et al. “1492.” Critical Care Medicine, vol. 46, 2018, p. 730., doi:10.1097/01.ccm.0000529494.49128.74.

Adnan Khalif, Balaji Shanmugam, Mohamed Yassin, Brad Butcher, John Ward, “A Rare Case of Candida Tropicalis Causing Native Aortic Valve Endocarditis in an Immunocompetent Host.” Journal of Cardiology and Current Research. 2017., 10 (2373-4396):2.

Adnan Khalif, Balaji Shanmugam, Prateeth Pati, Mohamed Yassin, John Ward “Trends in Infective Endocarditis., Data from the National Inpatient Sample 1999-2014.” Manuscript pending peer-review 2017.

Kiran Patel “Incidence of Febrile Neutropenia with Use of Docetaxel plus Cyclophosphamide (TC) for Breast Cancer” Online publication for ASCO Meeting, 2017.

Apurva K. Pandey; Christine A. Garcia; Kiran Patel; Catherine Quinn; Robert Szulawski; Roy Smith Analysis of Patients Mislabeled as Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia.” Blood, 2017 Vol 130: 3619.

Prerna Sharma, Sahay RN. Unusual Complication of Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis. Case Reports in Nephrology.2017;2017:3. (this case was not seen in Mercy but published in 2017).

Prerna Sharma, Yassin M. Invasive Listeriosis of Intracardiac Device. Case Reports in Medicine.2018;2018:3.

Nithya Sritharan, Nouraie, S. M., & Kato, G.J. (2017).Steady State Serum Albumin Level Independently Predicts Risk of Renal Dysfunction, Elevated TRV and Death in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease Screened in the Walk-Phasst Study.Blood,130(Suppl 1),4784.

Robert Szulawski, Catherine Quinn (2017). Microcytic Anemia and Celiac Disease Preceding Pulmonary Symptoms in Lane-Hamilton Syndrome. Blood, 130 Abstract. Also presented as a poster at the western ACP conference, November 2017.

Academic Year 2017 – 2018 Presentations

Ashish Ahuja,Hande Atalay, Mohamed Yassin,“Oh Myroides!: A Unique Presentation of MDR-Myroides Bacteremia.”Presented by co-author at National Chapter of Society of Hospital Medicine April 2018.

Ashish Ahuja, Abhishek, Fnu. “Zoster Imposter: An Unusual Presentation of Breast Cancer.” Presented at Pittsburgh Chapter of Society of Hospital Medicine December 2017.

Ashish Ahuja, Prerna Sharma, Kondaveeti, Bhagat. “A Case of Doxycycline-Induced Pancreatitis.” Presented at Pittsburgh Chapter of Society of Hospital Medicine December 2017.

Hebist Berhane, Brendan Gill“Bacteremia after Endoscopic Procedures,” Poster Presentation Regional Chapter of Society of Hospital Medicine 2018 andat University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine Academic Affairs Clinical Resident Research Day, May 2018.

Hebist Berhane,“Don’t Rush to Dismiss a Rash,”Case Report poster presentation at ACP Regional Conference November 2017.

Neena Chandrasekaran “A Curious Case of Ventricular Fibrillation Arrest,” Poster presented at Southern Hospital Medical Conference, September 2017.

Neena Chandrasekaran “A Curious Case of AMS” Poster presented at Southern Hospital Medical Conference, September 2017.

Neena Chandrasekaran, Ashish Ahuja,“The Drunken Kidney: the utility of renal replacement therapy in hepatic encephalopathy.”Honorable Mention at Pittsburgh Chapter of Society of Hospital Medicine December 2017.

Neena Chandrasekaran,“A Systematic Review of Sepsis Associated Macrophage Activation Syndrome (S-MAS)” Poster Presentationat University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine Academic Affairs Clinical Resident Research Day, May 2018; also presented at Society of Critical Care Medicine February 2018, and at Fink Day April 2018.

David Chin, John Kelly”Assessment of Internal Medicine Residents’ Knowledge of Common Inhaler Identification and Operation” Poster Presentation at ATS International Conference in San Diego, May 2018.

Meshaim Hussain, “Weakness without inflammation, Case of Necrotizing Autoimmune Myositis,” Poster presented atPA-ACP Western Region Abstract and Doctor’s Dilemma Competition, November 4 2017.

Adnan Khalif, Prateeth Pati, Balaji ShanmugamTrends in Infective Endocarditis Complicated by Congestive Heart Failure: Data from the National Inpatient Sample from 1999 - 2014. Chest – National Meeting, Toronto: Poster presentation.

Adnan Khalif, Prateeth Pati, Balaji Shanmugam, “Trends in Overall Mortality and Age Specific Prevalence in Infective Endocarditis: Data from the National Inpatient Sample from 1999 – 2014.” Chest – National Meeting, Toronto: Poster presentation.

Adnan Khalif, Prateeth Pati, “The Forgotten ventricle: Right ventricular (RV) failure after induction and intubation in a patient with severe pulmonary hypertension.: CHEST Annual Meeting, 2017. Toronto, ON. Poster Presentation.

Silvia Martinez, Rohit Aggarwal, Chester Oddis. “Autoantibodies predict long term survival in myositis associated interstitial lung disease.” American College of Rheumatology, Oral Presentation ACR 2017.

Jay Mathur, Hebist Berhane, Catherine Quinn,“Analyzing Mortality Outcome in Unsheltered Homeless Population in the City of Pittsburgh,” Poster presentation at Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting 2018.

Shrina Parekh, Anu Saini, Prerna Sharma “The Diabetic Eye: Retinopathy screening in resident based clinic”. Won UPMC LEAP Award for Patient Safety and Quality improvement November 2017.

Shrina Parekh, Anu Saini “Management of hyperglycemia and profound insulin resistance in a critically ill patient” Poster Presented at SHM Chapter Competition on January 18, 2018.

Prateeth Pati, Adnan Khalif, Balaji Shanmugam, “Respiratory failure in Acute Infective Endocarditis, Trends and Outcomes: Data from the National Inpatient Sample from 1999-2014.” Chest – National Meeting, Toronto: Poster presentation.

Rishi Srivastav, Prateeth Pati, Stuthi Perimbeti, “Increased Mortality in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus affected patients with Myocardial Infarction: A nationwide study using the National Inpatient Sample from 1999 - 2014.” European Society of Cardiology - accepted for poster presentation, Germany 2018.

Prateeth Pati, Ruhee Jain, Heather Dixon, Marie Tuft, MohamedYassin, “Perception of Isolation Patients and Health Care Workers on Contact Precautions for Multi Drug Resistant Organisms in Health Care Settings.” Poster Presentation at University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine Academic Affairs Clinical Resident Research Day, May 2018.

Catherine Quinn,“Palbociclib plus Letrozole as first-line therapy in ER/PR-positive/HER-s negative metastatic breast cancer: How does UPMC match up to national data?” Poster Presentation at University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine Academic Affairs Clinical Resident Research Day, May 2018.

Sunil Ramaswamy, Shrina Parekh, “Án Interesting Case of Culture Negative MRSA Endocarditis in an IV Drug User with a Five-Centimeter Tricuspid Vegetation” Poster presentation at local Society of Hospital Medicine Competition, 2018.

Anu Saini, Ashish Ahuja, “Eculizumab for atypical HUS in a pregnant patient.” Honorable Mention at Pittsburgh Chapter of Society of Hospital Medicine December 2017.

Anu Saini, Shrina Parekh, Kylee Dawson“Statin Use in Diabetic Patients: A Retrospective Review” won first place at the AMA Conference in Hawaii, November 2017. Also presented at the Regional ACP Conference in November 2017, and at the UPMC GME Leadership Conference in February 2108.

Anu Saini, Ashish Ahuja, Shrina Parekh“MD of Eculizumab in Patient with Suspected Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome.” Poster presented and won third place at local Society for Hospital Medicine chapter competition in January 2018.

Balaji Shanmugam, Adnan Khalif, Prateeth Pati, “Trends in Acute Kidney Injury in patients diagnosed with Infective Endocarditis: Data from the National Inpatient Sample from 1999-2014.” Chest – National Meeting, Toronto: Poster presentation.

Prerna Sharma,“Pre CPOD: A Clinical Entity,” Poster Presentation at University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine Academic Affairs Clinical Resident Research Day, May 2018. Also presented at the American Thoracic Society Meeting, May 2018.

Prerna Sharma“Epidemiology of Tuberculosis,” Poster Presentation at University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine Academic Affairs Clinical Resident Research Day, May 2018.

Prerna Sharma, Brandon Smith“An Usual Case of Mycobaterial Wound Infection” Poster presented at regional ACP meeting in November 2017 and at the American Thoracic Society Meeting, May 2018.

Prerna Sharma“Pulmonary Hypertension as a Presenting Manifestation of Hyperthyroidism,” Poster presented at the American Thoracic Society Meeting, May 2018.

Brandon Smith “Mitigation of inappropriate Aztreonam utilization by preemptive chart review” PosterPresentation at MAD ID Antimicrobial Stewardship Convention, May 2018.

Brandon Smith“Successful treatment of severe Legionella pneumophiliapneumonia with combination levofloxacin and azithromycin therapy.” Poster Presented at ASHP Midyear Conference Orlando Florida Dec 2017.

Brandon Smith “Utilization of clinical surveillance technology prompts rapid intervention on a case of unrecognized fungemia.” PosterPresentation at MAD ID Antimicrobial Stewardship Convention, May 2018.

Brandon Smith, Andrew Core “A glass full of Eikenella corrodens leads to a diabetic foot infection and osteomyelitis.”PosterPresentation at MAD ID Antimicrobial Stewardship Convention, May 2018.

Brandon Smith“Antibiotoc Stewardship: Resistance has Arrived.”Presented at Internal Medicine Resident (UPMC Mercy) Noon Conference November 2017.

Szulawski, R., Quinn, C. D.,& Safyan, E. (2017). Microcytic Anemia and Celiac Disease Preceding Pulmonary Symptoms in Lane-Hamilton Syndrome. Blood, 130 Abstract presented as a poster at the western ACP conference.

Pandey, A., Garcia, C. A., Robert Szulawski, Catherine Quinn, & Smith, R. (2017). “Analysis of Patients Mislabeled with Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia.” Poster presented at American Society of Hematology (ASH) December 2017.

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