Resident Research

Recent Publications

Cardiology

Frick K, Tesfaldet TM, Alomar M, Mohammed A, Rangan B, Abdullah S, Grodin J, Hastings JL, Banerjee S, Brilakis ES. Low Molectular Weight Dextran Provides Similar Optical Coherence Tomography Coronary Imaging Compared to Radiographic Contrast Media. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Jun 27. doi: 10.1002/ccd.25092. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed PMID: 23804461.

El Sabbagh A, Patel VG, Jeroudi OM, Michael TT, Alomar ME, Mogabgab O, Fuh E, Roesle M, Rangan BV, Abdullah S, Hastings JL, Grodin J, Kumbhani DJ, Alexopoulos D, Fasseas P, Banerjee S, Brilakis ES. Angiographic Success and Procedural Complications in Patients Undergoing Retrograde Percutaneous Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion Interventions: A Weighted Meta-Analysis of 3,482 Patients from 26 Studies. Int J Cardiol. 2014 Jun 15;174(2):243-8. PubMed PMID: 24768461.

Jeroudi OM, Alomar ME, Michael TT, El Sabbagh A, Patel VG, Mogabgab O, Fuh E, Sherbet D, Lo N, Roesle M, Rangan BV, Abdullah SM, Hastings JL, Grodin J, Banerjee S, Brilakis ES. Prevalence and management of coronary chronic total occlusions in a tertiary Veterans Affairs Hospital. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Oct 19. doi: 10.1002/ccd.25264. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed PMID: 24142769.

Michael TT, Mogabgab O, Fuh E, Patel VG, El Sabbagh A, Alomar ME, Rangan BV, Abdullah SM, Banerjee S, Brilakis ES. Application of the "hybrid approach" to chronic total occlusion interventions: a detailed procedural analysis. J Interv Cardiol. 2014 Feb;27(1):36-43. PubMed PMID: 24456334.

Petr EJ, Ayers C, Pandey A, de Lemos JA, Powell-Wiley TM, Khera A, Lloyd-Jones DM, Berry JD.  Perceived lifetime risk for cardiovascular disease (from the Dallas Heart Study). Am J Cardiol. 2014 Jul 1;114(1):53-8. PubMed PMID: 24834788.

Berry JD, Pandey A, Gao A, Leonard D, Farzaneh-Far R, Ayers C, DeFina L, Willis B.  Physical fitness and risk for heart failure and coronary Artery Disease.  Circ Heart Fail. 2013 Jul; 6(4):627-34. PubMed PMID: 23677924.

Pandey A, Abdullah K, Drazner MH. Impact of Vice President Cheney on public interest in left ventricular assist devices and heart transplantationAm J Cardiol. 2014 May 1;113(9):1529-31. PubMed PMID: 24630787.

Banerjee S, Vinas A, Mohammad A, Hadidi O, Thomas R, Sarode K, Banerjee A, Garg P, Weideman R, Little BB, Brilakis ES. Significance of an abnormal ankle-brachial index in patients with established coronary artery disease with and without associated miabetes Mellitus. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Apr 15;113(8):1280-4. PubMed PMID: 24602299.

Lo N, Tesfaldet TM, Moin D, Patel VG, Alomar M, Papayannis A, Cipher D, Abdullah SM, Banerjee S, Brilakis ES. Periprocedural myocardial injury in chronic total occlusion percutaneous interventions: a systematic cardiac biomarker evaluation study. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Jan;7(1):47-54. PubMed PMID: 24332422.

Krainski F, Hastings JL, Heinicke K, Romain N, Pacini EL, Snell PG, Wyrick P, Palmer MD, Haller RG, Levine BD. The effect of rowing ergometry and restrictive exercise on skeletal muscle structure and function during bed rest. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2014 Jun 15;116(12):1569-81. PubMed PMID: 24790012.

Hastings JL, Krainski F, Snell PG, Pacini EL, Jain M, Bhella PS, Shibata S, Fu Q, Palmer MD, Levine BD. Effect of rowing ergometry and oral volume loading on cardiovascular structure and function during bed rest. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2012 May;112(10):1735-43.PubMed PMID: 22345434.

Shibata S, Hastings JL, Prasad A, Fu Q, Bhella PS, Pacini E, Krainski F, Palmer MD, Zhang R, Levine BD. Congestive heart failure with preserved ejection fraction is associated with severely impaired dynamic Starling mechanism. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2011 Apr;110(4):964-71. PubMed PMID: 21310890.

Abdel-Karim AR, Da Silva M, Lichtenwalter C, de Lemos JA, Obel O, Addo T, Roesle M, Haagen D, Rangan BV, Makke L, Jeroudi OM, Raghunathan D, Saeed B, Bissett JK, Sachdeva R, Voudris VV, Karyofillis P, Kar B, Rossen J, Fasseas P, Berger P, Banerjee S, Brilakis ES. Prevalence and outcomes of intermediate saphenous vein graft lesions: findings from the stenting of saphenous vein grafts randomized-controlled trial. Int J Cardiol 2013 Oct 3;168(3):2468-73. PubMed PMID: 23561918.

Chen LQ, de Lemos JA, Das SR, Ayers CR, Rohatgi A. Soluble ST2 is associated with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in a population-based cohort: the Dallas Heart Study. Clin Chem. 2013 Mar;59(3):536-46. PubMed PMID: 23220272.

Chen LQ, Rohatgi A, Ayers CR, Das SR, Khera A, Berry JD, McGuire DK, de Lemos JA. Race-specific associations of myeloperoxidase with atherosclerosis in a population-based sample: the Dallas Heart Study. Atherosclerosis. 2011 Dec;219(2):833-8. PubMed PMID: 21917261.

Warshauer J, Patel VG, Christopoulos G, Kotsia AP, Banerjee S, Brilakis E. Outcomes of preoperative bridging therapy for patients undergoing surgery after coronary stent implantation: A weighted meta-analysis of 280 patients from 8 studiesCatheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Apr 16. doi: 10.1002/ccd.25507. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed PMID: 24740634.

Banaerjee S, Sarode K, Das T, Hadidi O, Thomas R, Vinas A, Garg P, Mohammad A, Baig MS, Shammas NW, Brilakis ES. Endovascular treatment of infrainguinal chronic total occlusions using the TruePath device: features, handling, and 6-month outcomes. J of Endovasc Ther. 2014 Apr;21(2):281-8. doi: 10.1583/13-4527R.1. PubMed PMID: 24754288.

Lo N, Kotsia A, Christopoulos G, Roesle M, Rangan BV, Kim BJ, Webb A, Banerjee S, Brilakis ES. Perioperative complications after noncardiac surgery in patients with insertion of second-generation drug-eluting stents. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Jul 15;114(2):230-5. PubMed PMID: 24878120.

Chandra A, Rohatgi A. The role of advanced lipid testing in the prediction of cardiovascular disease. Curr Atheroscler Resp. 2014 Mar;16(3):394. PubMed PMID: 24445969.

Chandra A, Neeland IJ, Berry JD, Ayers CR, Rohatgi A, Das SR, Khera A, McGuire DK, de Lemos JA, Turer AT. The relationship of body mass and fat distribution with incident hypertension. Observations from the Dallas Heart Study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Sep 9;64(10);997-1002. PubMed PMID: 25190234.

Pulmonary

Abu-Hijleh M, El-Sameed Y, Eldridge K, Vadia E, Chiu H, Dreyfuss Z, Al Rabadi LS. Linear probe endobronchial ultrasound bronchoscopy with guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in the evaluation of mediastinal and hilar pathology: introducing the procedure to a teaching institution. Lung. 2013 Feb;191(1):109-15. PubMed PMID: 23208583.

Nephrology

Van Buren PN, Adams-Huet B, Nguyen M, Molina C, Toto RD. Potassium handling with dual renin-angiotensin system inhibition in diabetic nephropathy.  Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Feb;9(2):295-301. doi: 10.2215/CJN.07460713. PubMed PMID: 24408166.

Hypertension

Brinker, S, Pandey A, Ayers C, Raheja P, Arbique D, Das SR, Halm EA, Kaplan NM, Vongpatanasin W. Therapeutic drug monitoring facilitates blood pressure control in resistant hypertension. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Mar 4;63(8):834-5. PubMed PMID: 24315901.

Morris CJ, Hastings JA, Boyd K, Krainski F, Perhonen MA, Scheer FA, Levine BD. Day/night variability in blood pressure: influence of posture and physical activity. Am J Hypertens. 2013 Jun;26(6):822-8. PubMed PMID: 23535155.

Oncology

Jones JC, Chokshi S, Pistenmaa D, Naina HV. Primary cutaneous follicle center lymphoma arising adjacent to silicone breast implant. Clin breast Cancer. 2014 Apr;14(2):e65-7. PubMed PMID: 24321100.

Gerber DE, Laccetti AL, Chen B, Yan J, Cai J, Gates S, Xie Y, Lee SJ. Predictors and Intensity of Online Access to Electronic Medical Records Among Patients With Cancer. J Oncol Pract. 2014 Jul 8. pii: JOP.2013.001347. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25006222.

Barman SL, Jean GW, Dinsfriend WM, Gerber DE. Choroid plexus papilloma-A case highlighting the challenges of extrapolating pediatric chemotherapy regimens to adult populations. J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2014 July 25. pii: 1078155214544075. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25063761.

Palliative Care

Rhodes RL, Tindall K, Xuan L, Paulk ME, Halm EA. Communication About Advance Directives and End-of-Life Care Options Among Internal Medicine Residents.  Am J Hosp Palliat Care  2014 Jan 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24418692.

Presentations

Harness-Brumley CL, Hankollari EM, Kim J, Philley J. The heart of the matter: Pulmonary amyloidosis diagnosed after heart transplant. American Thoracic Society International Conference 2012.

Kim J, Munn L, Makam A, Nguyen O, Cheng R, Carter G, Hays R, Lee W. Positive airway pressure adherence in adult patients with obstructive sleep apnea and Down syndrome. Presented at the SLEEP Conference in Minneapolis, MN 2014.

Kim J, Quiceno G.  Granulomatosis with polyangitis and giant-cell arteritis in HIV patient. Presented at the American College of Physicians North Texas Meeting, Dallas 2014.

Lizardo-Sanchez L, Weideman R, Cipher D, Brown G. Exposure to proton pump inhibitors is a risk factor for new fractures in hepatitis C patients following IFN/Ribavirin therapy irrespective of virological response. Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Meeting 2012.

Jones, J., Pistenmaa, D., Naina, H.  Silicone Breast Implant Associated Primary Cutaneous Follicle Center Lymphoma. Poster Presented at the 10th International Chicago Lymphoma Symposium Chicago, Illinois 2013

Naina, S., Jones, J., Naina, H. Autoimmune Autonomic Ganglionopathy: Complete Resolution Following Rituximab-Based Treatment. Poster Presentation at the 17th Neurogastroenterology and Motility Scientific Meeting, Huntington Beach, California 2013

Jones, J., Edwards, A., Hankollari, E., Saleem, S., Naina, H. Bendamustine Induced Eosinophilic Pneumonitis Poster Presentation at the 2013 CHEST Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. 2013

Hankollari, E., Saleem, S., Jones, J., Scaglioni‎, P., Girod, C., Naina, H. Acute Fibrinous and Organizing Pneumonia: A Rare Histopathologic Variant of Bleomycin-Induced Lung Injury.  Poster Presentation at the 2013 CHEST Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. 2013

Jones, J., Naina, H., Shen, Y.  Treatment Of Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma In The HIV-Positive Patient: Should We Be Doing More?  Poster Presentation at the 55th annual American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. 2013

Bayat, A., Jones, J., Naina, H. Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma in Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated with Leflunomide. Poster Presentation at the 66th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2014

Bayat, A., Jones, J., Naina, H.Changing trend of HIV-associated PCNSL over 15 years: A single-center experience. Poster Presentation at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. 2014

Laccetti AL, Jingsheng Y, Cai J, Gates S, Xie Y, Craddock Lee SJ, Gerber DE.  Prevalence and Predictors of Online Patient Access to Electronic Medical Records Among Patients with Cancer. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality Symposium (11/1/2013-San Diego, CA

Laccetti AL, Xuan L, Halm EA, Pruitt SL, Gerber DE.  Impact of Prior Cancer on Eligibility for Lung Cancer Clinical Trials. International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) 14th Annual Meeting for Targeted Therapies of the Treatment of Lung Cancer (2/19-22/2014 – Los Angeles, CA).

Gerber DE, Laccetti AL, Xuan L, Halm EA, Pruitt SL. Impact of Prior Cancer on Eligibility for Lung Cancer Clinical Trials. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting (5/30-6/2/2014 – Chicago, IL)

Clary M, Yopp A, Marrero JA, Mantry P, Singal AG. The Impact of Hispanic Ethnicity on Clinical Presentation, Treatment, and Outcomes in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Poster Presentation, Digestive Disease Week Annual Meetings May 4-6, 2014, Chicago, Il.

Lanka V, Patel VG, Saeed B, Rangan B, Abdullah S, Grodin J, Banerjee S, Brilakis E. Outcomes with first- vs. second- generation drug-eluting stents in coronary chronic total occlusions (CTOs): systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;62(18_S1):B256-B257. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2013.08.1637

Aday A, Mayo MJ, Chanson RD, Rockey DC. Improved Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients with Cirrhosis Taking Beta Blockers. Poster Presentation, Digestive Disease Week Annual Meetings May 4-6, 2014, Chicago, Il.

Sen S, Rao K, Amin A, Drazner M.  Don't Break My Heart: A Rare Case of Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer. Presented at  ACP North Texas Day in May 2014.

Jenny B, Amin R. Complements Kill. Poster Presentation at ACP North Texas Day in May 2014.

Townsend S, Harder S. Industrial laundry facilities: Not as "clean" as we expect. Abstracts from the 37th annual meeting of the society of general internal medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Apr;29 Suppl 1:373. doi: 10.1007/s11606-014-2834-9.

Gopalakrishnan  R, Naina H.  Acral CD4 T cell Lymphoma Presenting as Dupyturen’s Contracture. Poster presented at the Society of General Medicine 37th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, April 23-26, 2014 

Gopalakrishnan  R, Naina H. An Ocular Plasmacytoma Presenting as Asymptomatic, Red Eye. Poster presented at the Society of General Medicine 37th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, April 23-26, 2014 

Gopalakrishnan  R, Naina H. A Case of Solitary Ocular Langherhans Cell Histiocytosis Presenting as Unilateral Proptosis. Oral Presentation at the Society of General Medicine 37th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, April 23-26, 2014 

Chandra A, Neeland IJ, Berry JD, Ayers CR, Rohatgi A, Das SR, Khera A, McGuire DK, de Lemos JA, Turer AT.  he relationship of body mass and fat distribution with incident hypertension. Observations from the Dallas Heart Study. Oral presentation at the AHA Conference, November 2013

Chandra A, Neeland IJ, Das SR, Khera A, Turer AT, Ayers CR, McGuire DK, Rohatgi A. Heterogeneous Associations Between High Density Lipoprotein Composition and Visceral and Hepatic Fat by Ethnicity: Observations From the Dallas Heart Study. Poster presented at the AHA Conference, November 2013.

Motiwala A, Dubey D, Lee J, Nguyen OK. An uncommon cause of vertebral osteomyelitis and paraspinal abscess leading to quadriparesis in a young healthy man. Poster presented at SGIM (Society of General Internal Medicine) 37th Annual Meeting; San Diego, CA April 24, 2014

Dalton-Fitzgerald  E., Tiro J., Kandunoori E., Halm E., Yopp A., Singal A. Primary Care Provider Knowledge Regarding Hepatocellular Carcinoma Surveillance in Patients with Cirrhosis. Abstract and Oral Presentation. Digestive Disease Week National Conference, Chicago, IL, April, 2014

Dalton-Fitzgerald E, Tiro J., Kandunoori E., Halm E., Yopp A., Singal A. Primary Care Provider Attitudes, Barriers, and Practice Patterns for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Surveillance in Patients with Cirrhosis. Abstract and Poster Presentation - Digestive Disease Week National Conference, Chicago, IL, April, 2014 and  International Liver Cancer Association, Kyoto, Japan, September, 2014. Awarded Top Scored Abstract for Poster Board Presentation at ILCA

Raza, F., Shah, N., Pandey, A., Vanished into Thin Air! A case of emphysematous pyelonephritis. Poster presented at: Society of Hospital Medicine 2014 Meeting; Las Vegas, NV March 2014

Velasco A, Raza F, Pandey A, Ayers C, Brinker S, Arbique D, Price A, Das S, Vongpatanasin W. Prevalence of primary aldosteronism in adherent vs. nonadherent patients with apparent treatment resistant hypertension. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension. 2014 May; 8(4): e21. Presented at ASH New York, NY May 2014

Brinker SK., Pandey A., Ayers C., Raza F., Price A., Arbique D., Das S., Halm E., Kaplan N., Vongpatanasin W. Cost Effectiveness of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in Facilitating BP Control in Resistant Hypertension. Circulation. 2013;128:A19178. 2013 Nov; Presented at AHA Dallas, TX November 2013

Dubey D, Raza FS, Sawhney A, Pandey A.. Klebsiella pneumoniae Renal Abscess Syndrome: A Rare Case with Metastatic Involvement of Lungs, Eye, and Brain. Case Reports in Infectious Disease. 2013 Aug; 685346(685346): 685346. Cited in PubMed; PMID:PMC3748422.

Pandey A., Raza F., Velasco A., Brinker S., Ayers C., Arbique D., Price A., Vongpatansin W. Incorporation Of Clinical Parameters To Morisky Medication Adherence Scale Assessment Improves Its Ability To Predict Nonadherence In Patients With Resistant Hypertension. - Accepted AHA-HBPR Meeting September 2014, San Francisco,CA

Robbins R, Tian C, Agrawal D. Use of Split Dose Colonoscopy Preparation: A National Survey. Accepted for poster presentation at the ACG, October 2014.

Robbins R, Tian C, Agrawal D. Do Endoscopy Centers Follow Recommendations About Not Stopping Aspirin Before Colonoscopy? Accepted for poster presentation at the ACG, October 2014.

Robbins R, Tian C, Agrawal D. How Often Do We Let Our Patients Have Clear Liquids Up To Two Hours Before Colonoscopy? Accepted for poster presentation at the ACG, October 2014.