Research

Research

The University of Louisville is a nationally-recognized academic institution, and our faculty members are eager to take on interested students and residents.

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

 

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • Bhatia N, Voelkel AJ, Hussain Z, Sharma UC, Slaughter MS, Birks EJ, McCants KC. Safety and Feasibility of Induction Immunosuppression When Driveline Infection Is an Indication for Cardiac Transplantation. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Dec;63(8):675-83. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1564449. Epub 2015 Sep 14. PubMed PMID: 26366889.
  • Burk M, El-Kersh K, Saad M, Wiemken T, Ramirez J, Cavallazzi R. Viral infection in community-acquired pneumonia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur Respir Rev. 2016 Jun;25(140):178-88. doi: 10.1183/16000617.0076-2015. Review. PubMed PMID: 27246595.
  • Burk MJ, Bishop L, Rahman T, Ahmed S, Miglior C, Koch J. Louisville Lectures: FOAMed in Internal Medicine Residency. Submitted 11 April 2016 to The American Journal of the Medical Sciences.
  • Burkes R, Wendorf G. A multifaceted approach to calcium channel blocker overdose: a case report and literature review. Clin Case Rep. 2015 Jul;3(7):566-9. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.300. Epub 2015 May 18. PubMed PMID: 26273444; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4527798.
  • Burkes RM, Bhumbra NA. A case of relapsing mucocutaneous ulcers. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Nov;53(13):1302-4. doi: 10.1177/0009922814540046. Epub 2014 Jun 27. PubMed PMID: 24972977.
  • Ikram S, Pant S, Hussain Z, Brown L. Fluoroscopy-guided thrombolysis of mechanical mitral valve thrombosis in a young female with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 May 7;2015. pii: bcr2015210146. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2015-210146. PubMed PMID: 25953214.
  • Kapp J, Lewis A, Abell T, et al.  The Electrogastrogram Analysed by Quantitative Signal Averaging Can Detect Changes Induced By Temporary Gastric Electrical Stimulation. Abstract for Digestive Disease Week 2015.  Gastroenterology. 2015;48(4): S504-S505.
  • Landi AJ, Burkes R. Probable Levofloxacin-Induced Thrombocytopenia in a Patient Previously on Ciprofloxacin: A Case Report and Literature Review. Case Rep Med. 2016;2016:2860645. doi: 10.1155/2016/2860645. Epub 2016 Jan 14. PubMed PMID: 26884767; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4738914.
  • Mar PL, Familtsev D, Ezekowitz MD, Lakkireddy D, Gopinathannair R. Periprocedural management of anticoagulation in patients taking novel oral anticoagulants: Review of the literature and recommendations for specific populations and procedures. IntJ Cardiol. 2016 Jan 1;202:578-85. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.09.035. Epub 2015 Sep 25. Review. PubMed PMID: 26447666.
  • McGrady A, Burkes R, Badenhop D, McGinnis R. Effects of a brief intervention on retention of patients in a cardiac rehabilitation program. Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback. 2014 Dec;39(3-4):163-70. doi: 10.1007/s10484-014-9252-y. PubMed PMID: 25150038.
  • Mohananey D, Sethi J, Villablanca PA, Ali MS, Kumar R, Baruah A, Bhatia N, Agrawal S, Hussain Z, Shamoun FE, Augoustides JG, Ramakrishna, H. Effect of Antiplatelet Therapy on Mortality and Acute Lung Injury in Critically Ill Patients: A Systematic Review and Metaanalysis. Accepted July, 2016. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia.
  • Patel C, Omer E, Diamond SJ, McClave SA. Can Nutritional Assessment Tools Predict Response to Nutritional Therapy? Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2016 Apr;18(4):15. doi: 10.1007/s11894-016-0488-y. PubMed PMID: 26936031.
  • Pfister GJ, Burkes RM, Guinn B, Steele J, Kelley RR, Wiemken TL, Saad M, Ramirez J, Cavallazzi R. Opioid overdose leading to intensive care unit admission: Epidemiology and outcomes. J Crit Care. 2016 Apr 30;35:29-32. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2016.04.022. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27481733.
  • Singh S, Richards SJ, Lykins M, Pfister G, McClain CJ. An underdiagnosed ailment: scurvy in a tertiary care academic center. Am J Med Sci. 2015 Apr;349(4):372-3. doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0000000000000396. PubMed PMID: 25607511.
  • Sinha RS, Hussain Z, Bhatia N, Stoddard MF. Risk of Recurrent Neurologic Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack in Patients with Cryptogenic Stroke and Intrapulmonary Shunt. Echocardiography. 2016 Feb;33(2):276-80. doi: 10.1111/echo.13017. Epub 2015 Jul 22. PubMed PMID: 26197703.

Book Chapters

  • Hussain Z, Bhatia N, Stoddard MF. Orthostatic Hypotension. Domino F, et al. the 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2016, 24th edition. (pp. 566-567) Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014 and www.5minuteconsult.com.
  • Hussain Z, Rawasia WF, Stoddard MF. Aortic Dissection. Domino F, et al. the 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2016, 24th edition. (online only) Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014 and www.5minuteconsult.com.
  • Hussain Z, Alnabki Z, Weitendorf FC. Digitalis Toxicity. Domino F, et al. the 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2016, 24th edition. (online only) Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014 and www.5minuteconsult.com.
  • Hussain Z, Bhatia N, Stoddard MF. Mitral Stenosis. Domino F, et al. the 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2016, 24th edition. (pp. 720-721) Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014 and www.5minuteconsult.com.
  • Hussain Z, Rawasia WF, Stoddard MF. Mitral Valve Prolapse. Domino F, et al. the 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2016, 24th edition. (pp. 722-723) Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014 and www.5minuteconsult.com.

 

 

Oral & Poster Presentations

 

International Conferences

  • Ghotra A, Hussain Z, Spayd S, Cheng A. Lenneman A, Slaughter M, Birks EJ. Explanation of Left Ventricular Assist Devices After Myocardial Recovery: A Single Center Study. Presented at: International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Meeting; 2015, April; Nice, France.

National Conferences

  • Atherah EA, Ali EH, Dias A, Jackson A, Woodford M, Mehta I, Burk M, Middaugh M, Dee SE, Wiemken TL, Cavallazzi R, Ramirez JA. Viral Pneumonia in Patients with Community Acquired Pneumonia. Presented at: Chest Annual Meeting; 2014, Oct 25-30; Austin, TX
  • Ahmed S, Ramos S, Patel CM, Ashat M, McElmurray L, Hughes MG, Miller E, Stocker A, Pinkson 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
  • Bitar A, Hussain Z, Lenneman C. VA Cardio-Oncology Registry of Events in the Cardiovascular System (VA-CORE CV). Presented at: 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of Heart Failure Society of America; 2014, Sept 14-17; Las Vegas, NV
  • 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
  • Ghotra A., Familtsev D., Hottgoudar R., Slaughter M., Trivedi J., Sutton B., Deam G., McCants K., Lenneman A., Birks E., Gopinathannair G. Impact of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy on Clinical Outcomes in Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Recipients as a Bridge-to-Recovery. Presented at 19th Heart Failure Society of America Meeting; 2015, Sept; National Harbor, MD
  • Familtsev D., Hottgoudar R., Ghotra A., Slaughter M., Trivedi J., Sutton B., Deam G., McCants K., Lenneman A., Birks E., Gopinathannair G. Impact of baseline Right Ventricular pacing or Wide QRS on Clinical and Arrhythmic Outcomes in Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Recipients. Presented at Heart Rhythm Society’s 37th Annual Scientific Sessions; 2016, San Francisco, CA
  • Familtsev D., Hottgoudar R., Ghotra A., Slaughter M., Trivedi J., Sutton B., Deam G., McCants K., Lenneman A., Birks E., Gopinathannair G. Long-term follow up of the impact of cardiac resynchronization therapy on clinical and arrhythmic outcomes in continuous flow left ventricular assist device recipients. Presented at Heart Rhythm Society’s 36th Annual Scientific Sessions; 2015, May; Boston, MA
  • Hussain Z, Ghotra A, Bhatia N, Perez R, Slaughter M, Cheng A, Lenneman A, Birks E. Impact of Pulmonary Function Tests on Outcomes in Patients After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation. Poster presented at: American Colleges of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting; 2016, May 5-7; Washington, D.C.
  • Koch JA, Burk MJ, Kubiak NT, Smith CM, Bishop LB, Mitchell CK. An Internal Medicine Didactic Curriculum Undergoes a 21st Century Redesign. Poster presented at: SGIM National Meeting; 2016, May 12; Hollywood, FL
  • Koch JA, Burk MJ, Kubiak NT, Smith CM, Bishop LB, Mitchell CK. An Internal Medicine Didactic Curriculum Undergoes a 21st Century Redesign. Poster presented at: APDIM Spring Meeting; 2016, April 19; Las Vegas, NV
  • Lewis A, Ashat M, Liaquat H et al. Intravenous Immunoglobulin in Drug and Device Refractory Patients with symptoms of gastroparesis- an open label study. Poster presented at: Digestive Disease Week; 2016, May 21-24; San Diego, CA
  • McGrady A, Burkes R, Badenhop D, McGinnis R. Effects of a Brief Intervention on Retention of Patients in Cardiac Rehabilitation. Presented at: Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback Annual Meeting; 2014, Mar 23. Savannah, GA
  • McKenzie P, Stocker A, McElmurray L, Omer E, Hughes M, Abell TL. The Effect of Gastrointestinal Electrical Stimulation in Patients with the Symptoms of Gastroparesis Combined with Pancreato-Biliary Disorders. Poster presented at: International Gastrointestinal Society Meeting; 2016 May 21; San Diego, CA
  • Patel C, Abell T, Soota K, et al. Clinical Correspondence of Interstitial Cells of Cajal Values from Full Thickness Gastric Biopsy in Patients Undergoing Gastric Stimulation for Diabetic Gastroparesis. Poster presented at: Digestive Disease Week; 2015, May 16-19; Washington, D.C.
  • Patel C, Abell T, et al. Clinical Correspondence of S100 Levels on Full Thickness Gastric Biopsy. Poster presented at: Digestive Disease Week; 2015, May 16-19; Washington, D.C.
  • Patel C, Abell T, et al. Evaluating Gastric Mucosal Nerve Density in relation to Full Thickness Biopsy, Gastric Emptying, Symptoms and Response to Temporary Gastric Stimulation. Poster presented at: Digestive Disease Week; 2015, May 16-19; Washington, D.C.
  • Patel C, Kapp J, Abell T, et al. The Electrogastrogram Analyzed by Quantitative Signal Averaging Can Detect Changes Induced By Temporary Gastric Electrical Stimulation. Poster presented at: Digestive Disease Week; 2015, May 16-19; Washington, D.C.
  • Patel C, Abell T, Kapp J,et al. The Electrogastrogram Analyzed by Quantitative Signal Averaging Can Detect Changes Induced By Temporary Gastric Electrical Stimulation. Oral presentation at: International Gastrointestinal Electrophysiology Society; 2015, May 16; Washington, D.C.
  • Pillarisetti J., Gunda S., Arkuala S., Thummaluru J., Adabala N., Sehar N., Hussain Z., Familstev D., Afzal R., Atoui M., Bommana S., Di Biase L., Gianni C., Tung R., Shivkumar K., Natale A., Reddy M., Gopinathannair R., Lakkireddy D. Utility of Coronary Angiogram prior to Monomorphic Ventricular Tachycardia Storm. Presented at Heart Rhythm Society’s 36th Annual Scientific Sessions; 2015, May; Boston, MA
  • Shah H, Wendorf G, Ahmed S, McElmurray L, Hughes MG, Miller E, Stocker AM, Abell TL. Gastric Stimulators in Malignancy Associated Gastroparesis. Presented at: International Gastrointestinal Electrophysiology Society; 2015, May 16; Washington, D.C.
  • Shah H, Wendorf G, Ahmed S, McElmurray L, Hughes MG, Miller E, Stocker AM, Abell TL. Gastric Stimulators in Malignancy Associated Gastroparesis. Presented at: Digestive Diseases Week; 2015, May 16-19; Washington, DC.
  • Soota K, Patel C, Abell T, et al. Neuromuscular Evaluation of Drug and Device Refractory Patients with the Symptoms of Gastroparesis Reveals A Variety of Abnormalities.  Poster presented at: Digestive Disease Week; 2015, May 16-19; Washington, D.C.
  • Vizuete J, Wendorf G, et al. Assessing Multiple Variables in Adenoma Detection: an interim analysis. Presented at: American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting; 2014, Oct 17-22; Philadelphia, PA
  • Vizuete J, Wendorf G, et al. The Differential Diagnosis of Gas and Bloating. Presented at: American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting; 2013, October; 11-16; San Diego, CA
  • Wendorf G, Singh S, Marsano LS. The Law of Unintended Consequences: Rates of Hepatitis C Infection Since Passage of Anti-Narcotic Legislation in a Tertiary Care Referral Center. Presented at: Digestive Diseases Week; 2015, May 16-19; Washington, D.C.

State/Regional

  • Baumann P, Smith C. Acute Liver Failure from HSV-2 in an Immunocompetent Woman. Poster presented at: Kencucky ACP Meeting; 2015, Nov 4.
  • Bojanouski M, McKenzie P, Vermani S, Endashaw O. Successful Conservative Management of Emphysematous Gastritis in a Neutropenic Patient. 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: KY ACP 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
  • Burk M, Baker E. Helping Hateful Patients: A Case of Applying Transactional Analysis to an Old Paradigm. Poster presented at: Kentucky ACP Meeting; 2014, Sept 17; Louisville, KY
  • Burk M, Mather R. Malevolence from the Mundane: A Case of Profound Metabolic Acidosis. Poster presented at: KY ACP Meeting; 2014, Sept 17; Louisville, KY
  • Burkes, R. Elevated Troponin Levels without Acute Coronary Syndrome in Serotonin Syndrome.  Presented at: Kentucky ACP Meeting; 2015, Nov 4.
  • Burkes, R., Moffett, B. An Algorithmic Approach to Hypoxia in an Elderly Gentleman. Presented at: Kentucky ACP Chapter Associates Conference at Shakertown; 2015, Mar 24; Harrodsburg KY
  • Burkes, R. A Masquerading Presentation of Viridians-Group Endocarditis. Poster presented at: KY ACP Meeting; 2014, Sept 17; Louisville, KY
  • Burkes R, Wendorf G.  Fatigue in a Young Man. Poster presented at: KY ACP Meeting; 2014, Sept 17; Louisville, 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.
  • Familtsev D., Hottgoudar R., Ghotra A., Slaughter M., Trivedi J., Sutton B., Deam G., McCants K., Lenneman A., Birks E., Gopinathannair G. Long-term follow up of the impact of cardiac resynchronization therapy on clinical and arrhythmic outcomes in continuous flow left ventricular assist device recipients. Presented at the KY Chapter of ACC meeting; 2015; Lexington, KY
  • Gonter-Aubin, K, Parker BF. Pneumococcal Meningitis, A diagnostic dilemma. Presented at KY ACP Meeting; 2014, Sept 17; Louisville, KY
  • Griffiths F. TACO Time: Transfusion Related Circulatory Overload in a 22 yo AIDS patient who Received One Unit of Packed Red Blood Cells. Poster presented at KY ACP Meeting; 2014, Sept 17; Louisville, KY
  • Hicks N, Robison A, Mancini C, Yang X, Koch J. Undiagnosed metastatic melanoma in a patient presenting with severe hyponatremia. Presented at: Kentucky ACP Meeting; 2015, Nov 4.
  • Hussain Z, Sinha R, Bhatia N, Stoddard MF. Are Intrapulmonary shunts the missing link in Recurrent Ischemic Strokes of uncertain etiology? Poster presented at: Kentucky ACP Meeting; 2015, Nov 4.
  • Hussain Z, Bhatia N, Sawyer R, Ikram S. “STEMI” Acute Pancreatitis causing ST-elevations on EKG. Oral presentation at: Kentucky ACP Chapter Associates Conference at Shakertown, 2015, Mar 24; Harrodsburg, KY
  • Hussain Z, Sinha R, Bhatia N, Stoddard MF. Role of Intrapulmonary shunt in Recurrent Ischemic Strokes or transient ischemic attacks: a follow up study. Poster presented at the KY Chapter of the American College of Cardiology; 2014, Oct; Louisville, KY
  • Hussain Z, Bitar A, Lenneman CG. Incidence of Major Adverse Cardiovascular events in Cancer Survivors at the VA. Poster presented at the KY Chapter of the American College of Cardiology; 2014, Oct; Louisville, KY
  • Hussain Z, Bhatia N, Sawyer R, Ikram S. “H & P” Acute Pancreatitis causing ST-elevations on EKG. Poster presented at: KY ACP Meeting; 2014, Sept 17; Louisville, KY
  • Hussain Z, Parker FB. Faint of Heart. Poster presented at: Kentucky ACP meeting; 2013, Sept; Louisville, KY
  • Lally A. Toxic Chlorine Inhalation. Presented at: Kentucky ACP Chapter Associates Conference at Shakertown; 2015, Mar 24; Harrodsburg, KY
  • Lewis A: Esophageal Stent Used as Salvage Therapy in a Patient Presenting With Esophageal Variceal Bleed. Poster presented at: Kentucky ACP Meeting; 2014, Sept 17; Louisville, KY
  • Lykins M. Rash Decisions in Medicine. Presented at: Kentucky ACP Chapter Associates Conference at Shakertown; 2015, Mar 24; Harrodsburg, KY
  • McKenzie P, Casper B, Workman L. A Case of Neutropenic Enterocolitis. Poster presented at: Kentucky ACP Chapter Associates Conference at Shakertown; 2015, Mar 24; Harrodsburg, KY
  • Patel C, Chaddha U. Not Just Child’s Play: A Rare Case of Adult HIV Related Kawasaki-like Syndrome. Presented at: KY ACP Meeting; 2014, Sept 17; Louisville, KY
  • Reid, S.  Alternatives to Hyperthyroidism. Presented at: Kentucky ACP Chapter Associates Conference at Shakertown; 2015, Mar 24; Harrodsburg, KY
  • Schmitt C, Guardiola J. Interesting Case of GI Bleed. Presented at: Kentucky ACP Chapter Associates Conference at Shakertown; 2015, Mar 24; Harrodsburg, KY
  • Wright TB, Krishnan, P. An Unusual Presentation of Tuberculosis. Presented at the Kentucky ACP Meeting; 2014, Sept 17; Louisville, KY