Research

Research

The University of Louisville is a nationally-recognized academic institution, and our faculty members are eager to work with interested students and residents. We rank in the top 50 for NIH funding of Internal Medicine departments, as is evident by the amount of scholarly work produced by our residents.

Dr. Panchabhai with posterThe following is just a sample of the scholarly activities completed by our most recent internal medicine graduating class:

Publications

► Peer Reviewed Articles

Ahmed S, Patel C, Schmitt C, Parajuli D. A deadly connection: aortoenteric fistula as a cause of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding. ACG Case Rep J 2016 Apr 15;3(3):152-3. Epub 2016 Apr 15. PubMed PMC: 27144187.

Anders LC, Lang AL, Anwar-Mohamed A, Douglas AN, Bushau AM, Falkner KC, Hill BG, Warner NL, Arteel GE, Cave M, McClain CJ, Beier JI. Vinyl Chloride Metabolites Potentiate Inflammatory Liver Injury Caused by LPS In Mice. Toxicol Sci. 2016 Jun;151(2):312-23. PubMed PMID: 26962056.

Angus C. Multi-vessel spontaneous coronary artery dissection in a peri-partum patient. ESC Clinical Case Gallery. Published April 1, 2017 on ESCardio.org.

Bottinor WB, Migliore CK, Lenneman CA and Stoddard MF. Echocardiographic assessment of cardiotoxic effects of cancer therapy. Current Cardiology Reports. 2016 Oct; 18:99. PubMed PMID: 27566332.

Burk MJ, Bishop B, Rahman T, Koch J. Louisville Lectures: FOAMed meets internal medicine residency. Am J Med Sci. 2017 Mar, 353(3):263-4. PubMed PMID:  PMID: 28262213.

Chaudhary D, Ahmed S, Liu N, Marsano L. Acute liver failure from herpes simplex virus in an immunocompetent patient due to direct inoculation of the peritoneum. ACG Case Rep J. 2017 Feb 15;4:e23. PubMed PMID: 28286789.

Grover I, Kim R, Spree DC, Lahr CJ, Kedar A, Kothari S, Fleisher D, Abell TJ. Gastric electrical stimulation is an option for patients with refractory cyclic vomiting syndrome. J Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2016 Oct; 22(4): 643–649. PubMed PMC: 5056573.

Liu N, Abell T. Gastroparesis updates on pathogenesis and management. Gut and Liver. 2017, May 25. PubMed PMID: 28535580.

Mar PL, Angus CR, Kabra R, Migliore CK, Goswami R, John LA, Tu Y, Gopinathannair R. Perioperative predictors of permanent pacing and long-term dependence following tricuspid valve surgery: a multicentre analysis. Europace. 2017; Jan 10, euw391. Pubmed PMID: 28073887.

Shah H, Wendorf G, Ahmed S, McElmurray L, Lahr C, Hughes M, Beurele B, Miller E, Stocker A, Abell TL. Treating an oft-unrecognized and troublesome entity: using gastric electrical stimulation to reduce symptoms of malignancy-associated gastroparesis. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2016 Aug; 25(1):27-31. PMID: 27534962

Srinivasamaharaj S, Salame BK, Rios-Perez J, Kloecker G, Perez CA. The role of alectinib in the treatment of advanced ALK-rearranged non-small-cell lung cancer. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2016 Dec;16(12):1227-1233. PubMed PMID: 27744726.

► Book Chapters

Kothari Y, Peterson H.  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Adult. In Domino FJ (Ed.), The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2017. Philadelphia, PA. Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Patel A, Abell TA. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Diagnosis and Treatment algorithm. The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2017. Philadelphia, PA. Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Patel A, Abell TA. Celiac Disease: Diagnostic Algorithm. The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2017. Philadelphia, PA. Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

 

Oral and Poster Presentations

► International

Ahmed S. Comparison of Neurohormonal Changes with Gastroparesis in Response to Temporary Gastric Electrical Stimulation. Oral presentation at International Gastrointestinal Electrophysiology Society Workshop; 2016, May 21; San Diego, CA.

Ahmed S. Is the EGG a Clinically Useful Tool? Oral presentation at International Gastrointestinal Electrophysiology Society Workshop; 2016, May 21; San Diego, CA.

Dong J, Ma H, Roberts WN, Wang L, Khan F, Lyn Shue KA, Zhao L, and Pan L. Comparison of Clinical Care Between Chinese and American Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Presented at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) international conference, 2017; June 14-17;  Madrid, Spain.

Jaafar I, Omer E, Liaquat H, Stocker A, McElmurray L, Cheetirala S, Perugula M, Miller E, Hughes M, Abell T. Medium and Long Term Outcome of Symptoms using Gastric Electrical Stimulation with Temporary GES as a Screening Tool. Oral presentation at International Gastrointestinal Electrophysiology Society Workshop; 2016, May 21; San Diego, CA.

Kadle N, Pinkston C, Brock G, Yang X, Stocker A, McElmurray L, Munoz A, Cheetira S, Perugula M, Hughes M, Fraig M, Starkebaum W, Abell T. Energy of Gastric Electrical Stimulation Interacts with Cajal, Mast and S100 Cells to Predict GI Symptom Outcome. Oral presentation at International Gastrointestinal Electrophysiology Society Workshop; 2016, May 21; San Diego, CA.

► National Conferences

Ahmed S, Chaudhary D, Srinivasamaharaj S, Liu N, Kadle N, Mehta MJ, McClain CJ. Poorly Controlled Diabetes and Morbid Obesity Increase the Risk of Precancerous Colonic Adenoma Development in Initial Colonoscopies. Poster presented at Digestive Disease Week; 2017, May 6-9; Chicago, IL.

Ahmed S, Ramos S, Patel CM, Ashat M, McElmurray L, Hughes MG, Miller E, Stocker AM, Pinkston C, Brock G, Lahr CJ, Abell TL.  Is the Electrogastrogram a Clinically Useful Tool? Poster presented at Digestive Disease Week; 2016, May 21-24; San Diego, CA.

Ahmed S, Liu N, Kadle N, Patel C, Ashat M, Stocker A, McElmurray L, Hughes M, Beatty K, Falkner K, Kedar A, Abell T. Comparison of Neurohormonal Changes with Gastroparesis in Response to Temporary Gastric Electrical Stimulation. Poster presented at Digestive Disease Week; 2016, May 21-24; San Diego, CA.

Anders LC, Bushau AM, Lang AL, Arteel GE, Cave M, McClain CJ and Beier JI. Inflammasome Activation Due to Vinyl Chloride Metabolite Exposure in NAFLD Caused by High Fat Diet in Mice. Presented at 66th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases; 2015; Nov 13-17; San Francisco, CA.

Anders LC, Bushau AM, Lang AL, Falkner KC, Arteel GE, Cave M, McClain CJ and Beier JI. Mechanistic Insight Into Vinyl Chloride Metabolite-Induced Liver Injury Caused by High Fat Diet in Mice. Presented at Digestive Disease Week; 2015, May 16-19; Washington, D.C.

Angus CR, Mar PL, Migliore C, Kabra R, Gopinathannair R. Peri-operative Predictors of Permanent Pacemaker Implantation following Tricuspid Valve Surgery. Presented at Heart Rhythm Society Meeting; 2016, May 4-7; San Francisco, CA.

Bhatt A, Ahmed S, Angus C, Manair N, Guardiola J. Risperidone-Induced Hypothermia And Its Implications In Critically Ill Patients: A Case Series. Presented at CHEST; 2016, Oct 22-26; Los Angeles, CA.

Burkes RM, Chaddha U, Mkorombindo T, Kubiak N, El-Kersh K, Cavallazi R. Examination of Quality Measure Adherence in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Care in an Internal Medicine Residents' Teaching Clinic. Poster presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference; 2016, May 13-18; San Francisco, CA.

Cavanaugh B, Perez CA, Dunlap NE, Silverman CL, Khan Z, Wilson L, Potts K, Tennant P, Bumpous J, Wu X, Rai SN, Redman R.  Demographics of Individuals Presenting to Community Oral Screenings as Compared to Head and Neck Cancer Patients Seen in an Academic Multidisciplinary Clinic. Presented at Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium; 2016 Feb 18-20; Scottsdale, AZ.

Chaudhary D, Srinivasamaharaj S, Liu N, Ahmed S, Kadle N, Mehta MJ, Furmanek S, Persaud A, Wiemken T, McClain CJ. Elucidating the Role of FIT and FOBT in Detecting Precancerous Colonic Adenomas in Initial Colonoscopies. Presented at Digestive Disease Week; 2017, May 6-9; Chicago, IL.

Dhawan R, Angus CR, Pearce RA, Gopinathannair R.  Impact of Arrhythmia Duration and Index Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction on Recovery of Left Ventricular Function in Patients with Arrhythmia-Induced Cardiomyopathy. Presented at American College of Cardiology Meeting; 2017. Mar 17-19; Washington, D.C.

Ghotra AS, Angus C, Price J, Hussain Z, McCants K, Slaughter MS, Cheng A, Lenneman A, Birks EJ.  Safety and Long Term Outcomes Of Using Beta Blockers After Heart Transplantation. Presented at HFSA 19th Annual Scientific Meeting; 2015, Sept 26-29; Baltimore, MD.

Henry L, Ahmed S, Patel C, McClave S. A 20 year Retrospective Study Assessing the Percentage Distribution of Submucosal Lesions along the Gastrointestinal Tract. Poster presented at American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2016 Conference; 2016, Oct 14-19; Las Vegas, NV.

Henry L, Ahmed S, Pontikos A, Dryden G. Computed Tomography Colonography: The Robley Rex VAMC Experience. Poster presented at American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2016 Conference; 2016, Oct 14-19; Las Vegas, NV.

Jaafar I, Omer E, Liaquat H, Stocker A, McElmurray L, Cheetirala S, Perugula M, Miller E, Hughes M, Abell T. Medium and Long Term Outcome of Symptoms using Gastric Electrical Stimulation with Temporary GES as a Screening Tool. Poster presented at Digestive Disease Week; 2016, May 21-24; San Diego, CA.

Jalil B, Kothari Y, Al-Adili B, El-Kersh K. An IVC Filter Gone Wrong. Presented at the American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting; 2017, May 19-24; Washington, D.C.

Kadle N, Pinkston C, Brock G, Yang X, Stocker A, McElmurray L, Munoz A, Cheetira S, Perugula M, Hughes M, Fraig M, Starkebaum W, Abell T. Energy of Gastric Electrical Stimulation Interacts with Cajal, Mast and S100 Cells to Predict GI Symptom Outcome. Presented at Digestive Disease Week; 2016, May 21-24; San Diego, CA.

Kedar A, Ahmed S, Patel CM, Stocker AM, McElmurray L, Hughes MG, Beatty K, Falkner C, Abell TL. Dysregulation of Hormones Insulin and Amylin Is Associated With the Symptoms of Bloating and Anorexia in Diabetic Gastroparesis. Poster presented at Digestive Disease Week; 2016, May 21-24; San Diego, CA.

Kim R, Ng Y, Kothari Y, Price JD, Persaud A, Wiemken T, Furmanek S, Saad M, Cavallazzi R. A Retrospective Review of Time Spent in the Emergency Department and Outcomes in Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock. Presented at the American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting; 2017, May 19-24; Washington, D.C.

Kim R, Nidadavolu  V, Pfister G, El-Kersch K, Gauhar U. Endobronchial metastasis in a patient with adenocarcinoma of the prostate. Presented at the American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting; 2016, May 13-18; San Francisco, CA.

Kim R, Nidadavolu V, El-Kersh K, Smith JS. A case of right heart thrombus and acute pulmonary embolism- successful treatment with ultrasound accelerated catheter directed thrombolysis. Presented at the American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting; 2016, May 13-18; San Francisco, CA.

Kothari Y. Cavallazzi R.  Impact of a quality improvement initiative on the use of noninvasive ventilation in hospitalized patients. Presented at CHEST; 2016, Oct 22-26; Los Angeles, CA.

Liu N, Ahmed S, Kadle N, Liaquat H, Jaafar I, Patel A, Chaudhary D, Furmanek S, Persaud A, Wiemken T, McClain C. Risk Factor Analysis for Initial Colonoscopies. Poster presented at American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2016 Conference; 2016, Oct 14-19; Las Vegas, NV.

Maniar N, Clarke C, McDaniel E, Smith JS, El-Kersh K. Characteristics and Outcomes of Pulmonary Hypertension Patients in a Tertiary Referral Center. Presented at the American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting; 2017, May 19-24; Washington, D.C.

Mar P, Angus C, Kabra R, Migliore C, Goswami R, John L, Tu Y, Gopinathannair R. Peri-operative predictors of permanent pacing and long-term dependence following tricuspid valve surgery: a multicenter experience. Poster presented at American Electrophysiological Society Conference; 2016, May 4-7; San Francisco, CA.

Nidadavolu VG, Kim R, Guilkey K, Guardiola J, Saad M, Cavallazii R. Proportional Assist Ventilation Versus Volume-Assist-Control and Daily SpontaneousBreathing Trial Combination: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Presented at the American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting; 2017, May 19-24; Washington, D.C.

Patel CM, Ahmed S, Ashat M, Stocker AM, Kennedy W, Wendelschafer-Crabb G, Yang X, Munoz A, Fraig M, McElmurray L, Pinkston C, Abell TL. Comparison of Mucosal Neuronal Density With Full Thickness Biopsies, Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Gastric Emptying in Patients With Symptoms of Gastroparesis. Poster presented at Digestive Disease Week; 2016, May 21-24; San Diego, CA.

Price JD, Kim R, Maniar N, Rahman T, Kothari Y, Pearce R, Cavallazzi R. Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase Infection: Determining Risk Factors for Mortality. Presented at the American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting; 2017, May 19-24; Washington, D.C.

Rahman T, Cavallazzi R, Price JD, Kim R, Kothari Y, Bhatt A, Maniar N, Pearce R. Identifying Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Pneumonia Risk Factors. Presented at the American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting; 2017, May 19-24; Washington, D.C.

Seabrook N, Sarkerm S, Kedar A, Pinkston C, Abell T. Inflammatory markers and mortality in diabetic versus idiopathic gastroparesis. Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2016 Conference; 2016, Oct 14-19; Las Vegas, NV.

Shah H, Wendorf G, Ahmed S, McElmurray L, Hughes MG, Miller E, Stocker AM, Abell TL.  Gastric Electrical Stimulation Is Effective in Reducing Symptoms of Malignancy Associated Gastroparesis. Poster presented at Digestive Disease Week; 2015, May 16-19; Washington, D.C.

Srinivasamaharaj S, Chaudhary D, Liu N, Ahmed S, Kadle N, Mehta MJ, McClain CJ. Association of Vitamin D Deficiency and Pre-Cancerous Colonic Polyps in Initial Colonoscopies. Poster presented at Digestive Disease Week; 2017, May 6-9; Chicago, IL.

Vermani S, Patel A, Miller E, Beatty K, Stocker A, Hughes M, Rashed H, Kedar A, Abell T. Autonomic and Enteric responses to Temporary Gastric Electrical Stimulation. Poster presented at Digestive Disease Week; 2015 May16-19; Washington, DC.

► State/Regional Conferences

Ahmed S, Patel C, Marsano L. Invasive Native Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma 4 Years after Kidney-Pancreas Transplant. Poster presented at KY American College of Physicians Meeting; 2015, Nov 4; Lexington, KY.

Ahmed S, Patel C, Marsano L. Mild Steatosis and Sinusoidal Dilatation as Etiology of Non-Portal Hypertensive Ascites. Poster presented at KY American College of Physicians Meeting; 2015, Nov 4; Lexington, KY.

Ahmed S. A Case of Progressively Increasing SAAG in a Patient Later Diagnosed with Non-Cirrhotic Intrahepatic Portal Hypertension. Oral Presentation presented at Kentucky ACP Associates Conference at Shakertown; 2016, Mar 22; Harrodsburg, KY.

Angus C. 2016 Bradyarrhythmias in Myocardial Infarction. Oral presentation at the Kentucky ACP Chapter Associates Conference at Shakertown; 2016, Mar 22; Harrodsburg, KY.

Angus C, Ahmed S, Guardiola J. Risperdal Induced Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS). Poster presented at KY American College of Physicians Meeting; 2015, Nov 4; Lexington, KY.

Bishop L, Burk M, Wright T, Migliore C, Ahmed S, Rahman T, Koch J. Implementing a Free Open-Access Medical Education Paradigm in an Internal Medicine Residency. Poster presented at KY American College of Physicians Meeting; 2015, Nov 4; Lexington, KY.

Burk M, Bishop LB, Wright TB, Migliore C, Ahmed S, Rahman T, Koch J. Implementing a Free Open-Access Medical Education Paradigm in an Internal Medicine Residency. Poster presented at KY American College of Physicians Meeting; 2015, Nov 4.

Burk M, Bishop LB, Wright TB, Migliore C, Ahmed S, Rahman T, Koch J. Implementing a Free Open-Access Medical Education Paradigm in an Internal Medicine Residency. Poster presented at Research! Louisville; 2015, Oct 10; Louisville, KY.

Burk M, Bishop LB, Wright TB, Migliore C, Ahmed S, Rahman T, Koch J. Implementing a Free Open-Access Medical Education Paradigm in an Internal Medicine Residency. Poster presented at UofL Pediatrics Department Poster Competition; 2015, June; Louisville, KY.

Burk M, Mkorombino T, Koch J. LouisvilleLectures.org and the Internal Medicine Lecture Series: An Atypical Answer for a Typical Topic. Oral presentation at Kentucky ACP Chapter Associates Conference at Shakertown, 2015, Mar 24; Harrodsburg, KY.

Cavanaugh, C. Approach to AKI with Modern Concepts: The First Case of Secondary Membranous Nephropathy with PLA2R Positivity Due to Syphilis. Oral presentation at the Kentucky ACP Chapter Associates Conference at Shakertown; 2016, Mar 22; Harrodsburg, KY.

Chaddha U, Burkes R, Mkorombindo T, Kubiak N, El-Kersh K, Cavallazzi R. Examination of Quality Measure Application in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Care in an Internal Medicine Residents' Teaching Clinic.  Presented at Kentucky ACP Meeting; 2015, Nov 4.

Jaafar I. Just a Social Admission? A Case of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome. Oral presentation at the Kentucky ACP Chapter Associates Conference at Shakertown; 2016, Mar 22; Harrodsburg, KY.

Jaafar I. A Unique Case of Drug Induced Liver Injury. Poster presented at KY American College of Physicians Meeting; 2016, Oct 5; Lexington, KY.

Khan F. A 44-Year-Old-Man with Right Arm Pain. Oral presentation at the Kentucky ACP Chapter Associates Conference at Shakertown; 2016, Mar 22; Harrodsburg, KY.

Lyons EA, Uthlaut B, Kraemer R, Kubiak N, Migliore C. Beyond residents as teachers – developing programs to deepen resident training in medical Education. Oral presentation at Southern Society of General Internal Medicine; 2017, Feb; New Orleans, LA.

McGee S. Aortoenteric Fistula. Oral presentation at the Kentucky ACP Chapter Associates Conference at Shakertown; 2016, Mar 22; Harrodsburg, KY.

Migliore C. Mycotic Aortic Aneurysm. Oral presentation at the Kentucky ACP Chapter Associates Conference at Shakertown; 2016, Mar 22; Harrodsburg, KY.

Migliore C. Morning Lab Reduction Project Implemented Over One Month at a Large Academic Hospital. Poster presented at KY American College of Physicians Meeting; 2016, Oct 5; Lexington, KY.

Patel A, Smith C. Pulmonary Embolism: An Atypical Initial Presentation in Nephrotic Syndrome. Poster presented at Southern Society of General Internal Medicine Meeting; 2015, Feb 26-28; New Orleans, LA.

Patel C, Ahmed S, Omer E, Dryden G. It’s All Downhill From Here: A Case of Downhill Varices. Poster presented at KY American College of Physicians Meeting; 2015, Nov 4; Lexington, KY.

Pearce R, Angus C, Bischoff E, Rawasia W, Lenneman C. Heart Failure Readmission Reduction Through Working Group Interventions. Poster presented at Kentucky ACC Annual Meeting; 2016, Oct; Lexington, KY.

Pearce R, Price J. Renal Tubular Acidosis from Ifosfamide Toxicity. Poster presented at KY American College of Physicians Meeting; 2015, Nov 4; Lexington, KY.

Price J. Anabolic Steroid Induced Acute Liver Injury. Oral presentation at the Kentucky ACP Chapter Associates Conference at Shakertown; 2016, Mar 22; Harrodsburg, KY.

Rahman T, Ahmed S, Patel C, Cavallazzi R. A Rare Case of Lupus Pneumonitis. Poster presented at KY American College of Physicians Meeting; 2015, Nov 4; Lexington, KY.

Rahman T, Ahmed S, Patel C, Cavallazzi R. First Case of Rivaroxaban Induced Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage. Poster presented at KY American College of Physicians Meeting; 2015, Nov 4; Lexington, KY.

Rawasia W, Angus C, Ahmed S, Sadlo H. Anomalous Origin of the Right Coronary Artery From the Opposite Sinus. Poster presented at KY American College of Physicians Meeting; 2015, Nov 4; Lexington, KY.

Rogers, K. Foregut Duplication Cyst – A Rare Congential Malformation. Poster presented at KY American College of Physicians Meeting; 2016, Oct 5; Lexington, KY.

Seabrook N. Ventricular Tachycardia Electrical Storm. Oral presentation at the Kentucky ACP Chapter Associates Conference at Shakertown; 2016, Mar 22; Harrodsburg, KY.

Seabrook N, Hussain Z, Brown L. Thrombolytic therapy for treatment of prosthetic mitral valve thrombosis in a high risk female. Presented at KY American College of Physicians Meeting; 2015, Nov 4; Lexington, KY.