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Department of Internal Medicine

Quillen College of Medicine

Publications, 15-16

EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY | QUILLEN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Department of Internal Medicine
July 2015 - June 2016

 

Journal Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Bhatheja S, Panchal HB, Barry N, Mukherjee D, Uretsky B, Paul TK. Valvular Performance and Aortic Regurgitation Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Using Edwards valve versus Core Valve for Severe Aortic Stenosis: A Meta-analysis. Cardiovascular Revasc Med 2016 Jun 17(4):248-55. PMID: 26948087

Bossaer JB, Geraci SA, Chakraborty K. Cardiovascular toxicity and management of targeted cancer therapy: An overview for generalists. Am J Med Sci 2016 May;351(5):535=543. PMID: 27140715

Chaudhari D, Madani MA, Balbissi KA, Paul TK. Lupus myocarditis presenting as overt heart failure: Case report with review of cardiovascular manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematous. J La State Med Soc 2015 Sep-Oct;167(5):220-2. PMID: 27159597

Cheng, YQ; Ren, JP; Zhao, J; Wang, JM; Zhou, Y; Li, GY; Moorman, JP; Yao, ZQ. MicroRNA-155 regulates interferon-γ production in natural killer cells via Tim-3 signaling in chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Immunology. 2015 Aug;145(4):485-97. doi: 10.1111/imm.12463. Epub 2015 Apr 21. PMID: 25772938

Cuervo-Pardo L, Barcena-Blanch MA, Gonzalez-Estrada A, Schroer B. Apps for Food Allergy: a critical assessment. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2015 Nov-Dec;3(6):980-981. PMID:26534743

Dai, J; El Gazzar, M; Li, GY; Moorman, JP; Yao, ZQ. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells: paradoxical roles in infection and immunity. J Innate Immun. 2015;7(2):116-26. doi: 10.1159/000368233. Epub 2014 Nov 8. Review. PMID: 25401944

Dimov V, Gonzalez-Estrada A, Eidelman F. Social media and the allergy practice. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2016 Jun;116(6):484-90. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2016.01.021. Review. PMID: 27264563

Geraci SA. Medical Grand Rounds: Cornerstone or Fossil? Acad Int Med Insight. 2016;14:15-16.

Gonzalez-Estrada A, Newton LP. Does allergic conjunctivitis always require prescription eye drops?. Cleve Clin J Med. 2015 Dec;82(12):810-813. PMID: 26651889

Gonzalez-Estrada A, Cuervo-Pardo L, Ghosh B, Smith M, Pazheri F, Zell K, Wang XF, Lang DM. Popular on YouTube: A Critical Appraisal of the Education

Quality of Information Regarding Asthma. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2015 Nov; 36(6):121-126. http://circimaging.ahajournals.org/cgi/eletters/8/8/e003520#3929

Hill T, Means G, van Diepen S, Paul TK, Katz JN. Cardiovascular Critical Care: A perceived deficiency among US trainees. Crit Care Med. 2015 May 14. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 25978338

Jbara,M.; Maity,S.K.; Morgan, M.; Wolberger,C.; Brik, A. Chemical Synthesis of Phosphorylated Histone H2A at Tyr57 Reveals Insight into the Inhibition Mode of the SAGA Deubiquitinating Module.Drug Targets 17(999):1-1 March 2016 PMID: 26960207

Khraisha O, Al-Madani M, Peiris A, Paul TK. Gastroparesis -A novel cause of persistent thyroid stimulating hormone elevation in hypothyroidism. J La State Med Soc 2015;167(2):47-9

Kheirbek R, Fletcher R, Bakitas M, Fonarow G, Parvataneni S, Bearden D, Bailey F, Morgan CJ, Singh S, Blackman M, Zile M, Patel K, Ahmed MB, Tucker R, Brown C, Love TE, Aronow WS, Roseman J, Rich MW, Allman RM, Ahmed A. Discharge Hospice Referral and Lower 30-Day All-Cause Readmission in Medicare Beneficiaries Hospitalized for Heart Failure. Circulation Heart Failure. 2015;8:733-740. PMID: 26019151

Lavine SJ, Al Balbissi K. Adverse Cardiac Events and the Impaired Relaxation Left Ventricular Filling Pattern.J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 Mar 19. pii: S0894-7317(16)00091-2. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2016.02.008. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 27004828

Lavine SJ, Al Balbissi KA. Reduced Longitudinal Function in Chronic Aortic Regurgitation. J Cardiovascular Ultrasound. 2015 Dec;23(4):219-27. doi: 10.4250/jcu.2015.23.4.219. Epub 2015 Dec 30.PMID:26755930

Li, GY; Zhou, Y; Ying, RS; Shi, L; Cheng, YQ; Ren, JP; Griffin, JW; Jia, ZS; Li, CF; Moorman, JP; Yao, ZQ. Hepatitis C virus-induced reduction in miR-181a impairs CD4(+) Tcell responses through overexpression of DUSP6. Hepatology. 2015 Apr;61(4):1163-73. doi: 10.1002/hep.27634. Epub 2015 Feb 4. PMID: 25477247

Ling Wang, Guangyu Li, Zhi Q. Yao, Jonathan Moorman, Shunbin Ning. MicroRNA regulation of viral immunity, latency, and carcinogenesis of selected tumor viruses and HIV. Reviews in Medical Virology. 2015. 25: 320-341. Aug 10. doi: 10.1002/rmv.1850. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID:26258805

Mamudu HM, Paul TK, Wang L, Veeranki SP, Panchal HB, Alamian A, Sarnosky K, Budoff M. MD. The effects of multiple coronary artery disease risk factors on subclinical atherosclerosis in a rural population in the United States. Prev Med 2016 Apr 14;88:140-146. PMID: 27090918.

McClure C, Ali E, Youssef D, Yao ZQ, McCall CE, and El Gazzar M. NFI-A disrupts myeloid cell differentiation and maturation in septic mice. J Leukocyte Biology 2015; August 10. PMID: 26259914.

McClure C, McPeak MB, Youssef D, Zhi Q. Yao, McCall CE, and Elgazzar M. Stat3 and C/EBPb synergize to induce miR-21 and miR-181b expression during sepsis. Immunology and Cell Biology Aug 9, 2016 PMID: 27430527.

Murrell, DE; Moorman, JP; Harirforoosh, S. Stribild: a review of component characteristics and combination drug efficacy. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2015;19(5):904-14. Review. PMID: 25807445

Olive KE, Kwasigroch TE, Wooten DJ, Lybrand C, Peeples CR. A Career Exploration Program: An Effective Alternative to the Traditional Use of Faculty Advisors. Acad Med. 2016 May 3. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27144992

Panchal HB, Barry N, Bhatheja S, Albalbissi K, Mukherjee D, Paul TK. A Meta-Analysis of mortality and major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement using Edwards valve versus Medtronic Core Valve for severe aortic stenosis. Cardiovasc Revasc Med 2016 Jan-Feb;17(1):24-33. PMID: 26718733

Panchal HB, Veeranki SP, Bhatheja S, Barry N, Mahmud E; Budoff M, Lavine SJ, Mamudu HM, Paul TK. Fractional Flow Reserve using Computed Tomography for Assessing Coronary Artery Disease: A Meta-Analysis. J Cardiovas Med 2016 Sep;17(9):694-700. PMID:27472038

Pourmorteza M, Chaudhari D, Devani K, Goenka P, Young M. Metastatic melanoma of ampulla of Vater presenting as obstructive jaundice: case report with literature review. Translational Gastrointestinal Cancer 2015;4:488-91.

Pourmorteza M, Lewis P, Tharp J, Reddy C, Litchfield J, Young M. “Proton Pump Inhibitors Use and Risk of Clostridium difficile Infection in Hospitalized Patients”. Special supplement, October 2015 issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Pourmorteza M, Litchfield J, Carter L, McKinney J, Young M. “A Case of Esophageal Thermal Injury Following Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation Therapy”. Special supplement, October 2015 issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Pourmorteza M, Pourmorteza M, Brahmbhatt P, Young M. “Mysterious Intussusception in an Adult Without a Lead Point”. Special supplement, October 2015 issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Pourmorteza M, Pourmorteza M, Litchfield J , Borthwick T. “Pancreatic VIPoma: A Rare Clinical Entity Captured at the Dawn of its Manifestation. Special supplement, October 2015 issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Rai, A. B. S., Lima, E., Munir, F., Faisal Khan, A., Waqas, A., Bughio, S., ul Haq, E., Attique, H. B. and Rahman, Z. U. (2015), Speckle Tracking Echocardiography of the Right Atrium: The Neglected Chamber. Clin Cardiol. doi: 10.1002/clc.22438 PMID:26418622 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher].

Ren J, Ying R, Cheng Y, Wang L, Elgazzar M, Li G, Ning S, Moorman J, Yao Z. HCV-induced miR146a controls SOCS1/STAT3 and cytokine expression in monocytes to promote regulatory T cell development. 2016. J Viral Hepat. (In press) PMID: 27004559

Ren, JP; Zhao, J; Dai, J; Griffin, JW; Wang, L; Wu, XY; Morrison, ZD; Li, GY; El Gazzar, M; Ning, SB; Moorman, JP; Yao, ZQ. Hepatitis C virus-induced myeloid-derived suppressor cells regulate T-cell differentiation and function via the signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 pathway. Immunology. 2016 Aug;148(4):377-86. doi: 10.1111/imm.12616. Epub 2016 Jun 22. PMID: 27149428

Rives C, Chaudhari D, Cook E, Murthy R, Young M. Primary Gastric Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma Presenting as Gastric Outlet Obstruction: a Call for High Clinical Suspicion. J Gastrointestinal Cancer. 2015 Jun 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26116259.

Sethi P, Panchal H, Rahman Z, Forrest T, Paul TK. Breathless; at the point of a sword: a case report. N Am J Med Sci 2016; 8 (1): 61-64. PMID: 27011949

Sethi P, Sharma A, Murtaza G, Paul TK. ST segment elevation with normal coronaries. Case Rep Med 2016; (8-9):1-4. PMID:27403165.

Sitwala P, Abusara A, Ladia V, Panchal H, Radaut C, Paul TK. Unicuspid aortic valve- an uncommon anomaly with common classic presentation. J La State Med Soc 2016;168(2):57-59. PMID: 27383857

Sivagnanam K, Rahman Z, Paul TK. Cardiomyopathy associated with targeted therapy for breast cancer: Am J Med Sci 2016;351 (2):194-199. PMID: 26897275

Smith M, Gonzalez-Estrada A, Fernandez J, Subramanian A. Desensitization to Mycofenolate Mofetil: a novel 12 step protocol. Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Jul;48(4):147-8. PMID:27425171

Stuart CA, Stone WL, Howell ME, Brannon MF, Hall HK, Gibson AL and Stone MH. Myosin content of individual human muscle fibers isolated by laser capture microdissection. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol 310: C381-C389, 2016. PMID:6028390

Wang, L; Li, G; Yao, ZQ; Moorman, JP; Ning, S. MicroRNA regulation of viral immunity, latency, and carcinogenesis of selected tumor viruses and HIV. Rev Med Virol. 2015 Sep;25(5):320-41. doi: 10.1002/rmv.1850. Epub 2015 Aug 10. Review. PMID: 26258805

Wang, L; Zhao, J; Ren, J; Hall, KH; Moorman, JP; Yao, ZQ; Ning, S. Protein phosphatase 1 abrogates IRF7-mediated type I IFN response in antiviral immunity. Eur J Immunol. 2016 Jul 29. doi: 10.1002/eji.201646491. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27469204

Wang L, Wang K, Gao X, Paul TK, Cai J, Wang Y. Sex differences in the association between obesity and asthma in U.S. adults: Findings from a national study. Respir Med 2015;109(8):955-962. PMID: 26118569

Wang L, Zhao J, Ren JP, Wu XY, Morrison ZD, Elgazzar MA, Ning S, Moorman JP, Yao ZQ. Expansion of myeloid-derived suppressor cells promotes differentiation of regulatory T cells in HIV-1+ individuals. AIDS. 2016. 30(10):1521-1531. PMID: 26959508.

Zhou Y, Li GY, Ren JP, Wang L, Zhao J, Ning S, Zhang Y, Lian JQ, Huang CX, Jia ZS, Moorman JP, Yao ZQ. Protection of CD4+ T cells from hepatitis C virus infection-associated senescence via ΔNp63-miR-181a-Sirt1 pathway. J Leukoc Biol. 2016 Jun 27. pii: jlb.5A0316-119RR (In press). PMID: 27354409

Abstracts

Ahmed N, Patel N, Badeka A, Devani K, Patel A, Patel D, Yegneswaran B. 1113 Mortality and Length of Stay Associated With Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Utilization in Acute Cholangitis Patients: A 10 Year United States Perspective. Gastroenterology.150:S223.

Bhatheja S, Panchal HB, Barry N, Rahman, Z, Albalbissi K, Paul TK. Comparison between frequency domain optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound in detection of mechanical complications of coronary stent implantation: A meta-analysis. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 2015;8:A364

Bhatheja S, Panchal HB, Barry N, Rahman, Z, Ramu V, Paul TK. Measurement of lumen dimensions in non-stented and stented coronary arteries: A meta-analysis of frequency domain optical coherence tomography versus intravascular ultrasound. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 2015;8:A367

Bhatheja S, Panchal HB, Rahman Z, Barry N, Ramu V, Paul TK. Post-procedural new onset atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation versus surgical aortic valve replacement for severe aortic stenosis: A meta-analysis. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 2015;8:A153

Bhatheja S, Singh B, Panchal HB, Paul TK. Comparison of mortality and major adverse cardiovascular events in saphenous vein graft intervention with embolic protection device versus without embolic protection device: A Meta-Analysis. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2016.

Bhatheja S, Singh B, Panchal HB, Paul TK. Comparison of mortality and major adverse cardiovascular events in saphenous vein graft intervention with embolic protection device versus without embolic protection device: A Meta-Analysis. The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention. May 2016.

Bhatheja S, Panchal HB, Ventura H, Paul TK. Obesity Cardiomyopathy: Time for Nosologic Re-evaluation. Am J Med Sci 2016;352(2):219-2

Chaudhari D, Reddy C, Young M. Lung adenocarcinoma with solitary gastric metastasis: a case report with literature review. Translational Gastrointestinal Cancer. Vol 4, No. 3 (May 2015).

Devani K, Ahmed N, Patel N, et al. Tu1565 Acute Cholangitis: Procedural Intervention,Temporal Trends and Regional Variation: 10-Year Analysis of the National Inpatient Sample 2003-2012. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.83:AB609.

Devani K, Chaudhari D, Patel P, Goenka P, Young M, Endoscopic Management of Pancreatic Pseudocyst Presenting with Jaundice; J Investig Med 2016; 64:534. Doi: 10.1136/jim-2015-000035.113

Devani K, Chaudhari D, Young M. Pancreatic Tumor Presenting as Diarrhea. J Gastrointestinal Cancer 2015.

Devani K, Patel P, Panchal H, Young M, Reddy CM. Sa1173 Impact of Cirrhosis in Hospitalized Patient Undergoing Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography: Analysis of Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.83:AB242.

Devani K, Patil N, Savani C, et al. Mo1155 Trends in Hospitalization and Mortality of Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalized Colon Cancer Patients and Their Outcomes: Analysis of Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Gastroenterology.150:S652-S653

Devani K, Patil N, Savani C, Patel P, Chaudhari D, Reddy CM. 281 Decreasing Mortality in Patients With Cirrhosis Hospitalized With Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis: Analysis of Nationwide Inpatient Sample.Gastroenterology.150:S1023.

Devani K, Pourmorteza M, Kapila A, Chakraborty, Bortezomib: A Crounching Dragon, Hidden Tiger; J Investig Med 2016; 64:549. Doi: 10.1136/jim-2015-000035.151

Devani K, Pourmorteza M, Kapila A, O’Neil TJ, Severe Hypertriglyceridemia: A Rare Cause of Organic Brain Syndrome and Laboratory Artifact; J Investig Med 2016; 64:493-494. Doi: 10.1136/jim-2015-000035.14

Devani K, Thakkar B, Savani C, Savani G, Patel A, Savani BN. Outcomes of Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalized Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients: Analysis from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database. Blood 2015;126:5058. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/

Devani, Kalpit; Chaudhari, Dhara; Litchfield, John; and Young, Mark (2015) "Giant Gastric Antral Polyp Presenting as Iron Deficiency Anemia and Intermittent Gastric Outlet Obstruction,” Tennessee Medicine E-Journal: Vol. 1: Iss. 4, Article

Jbara M, Bajaj K, “Widowmaker" Attacking A Female in Her Twenties. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 10.1136/jim-2015-000035.88

Jbara M, Tawadros F, Mamdouhi P, Hamati A. Primary metastatic tracheal cancer: a very rare respiratory cancer with diagnostic and therapeutic challenges and no clinical trials for definitive management. Journal of Investigative Medicine 10.1136/jim-2015-000035.187.

Lavine SJ, Al Balbissi KA. Adverse cardiovascular events and grade 1 diastolic dysfunction. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2015: 28, in press.

Lavine SJ, Sivaganam K. Indexing Peak Rapid Filling Velocity to Both Relaxation and Filling Volume to Estimate Left ventricular Filling Pressures. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2016, in press

Mamudu HM, Jones A, Paul TK, Subedi P, Veeranki SP, Wang L, Panchal HB, Alamian A, Alamin A, Budoff M. Does neighborhood disadvantage affect subclinical atherosclerosis? Cardiology 2016, (online e-ISSN 1421-9751). 24. Mamudu HM, Paul TK, Wang L, Veeranki SP, Panchal HB, Alamian A, Budoff M. Association between multiple modifiable risk factors of cardiovascular disease and hypertension in a rural population in the United States. American Heart Association/Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 2016.

Patel P, Devani K, Young M, Reddy CM. Su1492 Clostridium difficile: Cause of Significantly Poor Outcomes in Patients With Cirrhosis - Analysis of Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Gastroenterology.150:S1109.

Phemister J, Pourmorteza M, Brahmbhatt P, Reddy C, Young M. “Hypersensitivity Reaction to Ursodiol Resulting in Cardiac Arrhythmia”. Special supplement, October 2015 issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Pourmorteza M, Al Shathir M, Roy T, Byrd R. Expected and Unexpected Electrolyte Disturbances with Bath Salt Ingestion. J Investig Med. 2015; 63(2): 343-344.

Pourmorteza M, Pourmorteza M, Patel B, Peiris A, Patel P. A Case of Hyponatremia Potentiated by NSAIDS. J Investig Med. 2015; 63 (2): 328.

Pourmorteza M, Rives C, Pourmorteza M, Litchfield J, McKinney J, Young M. Successful Management of Bouveret's Syndrome With Severe Esophagitis in a High-Risk Surgical. Special supplement, October 2015 issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Pourmorteza M, Stuart CA. Pituitary Apoplexy Induced by Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Agonist Leuprolide. J Invesig Med. 2015; 63(2): 325

Rogers M, Kalra S, Moukharskaya J, Chakraborty K, Niyazi, M, Krishnan, K, Lightner J, Brannon M, Stone WL, Palau V. Synergistic inhibition of prostate cancer cell (PC3) growth in vitro with low dose combinations of Simvastatin and Alendronate, Anticancer Research 35: 1851-1860, 2015

Sethi P, Panchal HB, Rahman Z, Bhatheja S, Paul TK. Diagnostic value of non-invasive computed tomography perfusion imaging for assessing hemodynamically significant native coronary artery lesion: A meta-analysis. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 2015;8:A362

Sethi P, Panchal HB, Rahman Z, Bhatheja S, Veeranki SP, Paul TK. Diagnostic value of non-invasive computed tomography angiography with computed tomography perfusion imaging for assessing hemodynamically significant native coronary artery lesion: Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2015;85(6):S58

Stuart CA, Howell MEA, Brannon MF, Stone MH, Stone WL. Epigenetic Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Fiber Composition through MicroRNAs. Diabetes 64 (Suppl 1): 2017-P, 2015.

Tawadros F, Jbara M, Bajaj K. Aspirin induced respiratory disease complicated by orbital cellulitis and facial osteomyelitis. Journal of investigative medicine 10.1136/jim-2015-000035.70 36. Wann D, Victoria Palau, Janet Lightner, Maryann Brannon, K. Krishnan. Abstract 4639: Metformin decreases cellular ceramides in MCF-7 and MDA-MB 231 breast cancer. Cancer Research 08/2015; 75(15 Supplement):4639-4639. DOI:10.1158/1538-7445.AM2015-4639

Books or Chapters

Mehta JB, Dutt AK. (2015) Tuberculosis. In D Schlossberg. (Ed) Clinical Infectious Disease, Second Edition. (pp. 1010-1019) Cambridge University Press.

Stone WL, Palau V, Krishnan K. Vitamins, gastrointestinal protection and oxidative stress. In Gastrointestinal Tissue: Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants. Edited by: Jordi Gracia-Sancho, PhD (Institute for Biomedical Research IDIBAPS - Hospital Clinic de Barcelona) and Prof. M Josepa Salvadó, PhD (Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Rovira i Virgili University). Published by Elsevier Inc. Invited Chapter, 2016

Proceedings

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II. PRESENTATIONS

Ashley Rose, Daniel Wann, Janet Lightner, Marianne Brannon, William Stone, Victoria Palau, Koyamangalath Krishnan. Metformin suppresses synthesis of pro-survival sphingolipid, sphingosine-1-phosphate, by inhibition of sphingosine kinase-1, in MCF-7 and SK-BR-3 breast cancer cell lines. Abstract # 1784, American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), New Orleans, April 2016.

Bhatheja S, Singh B, Panchal HB, Paul TK. Comparison of mortality and major adverse cardiovascular events in saphenous vein graft intervention with embolic protection device versus without embolic protection device: A Meta-Analysis. The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention. May 2016.

Bhattad V, Al Madani M, El -Khoury G, Khraisha O, Paul TK. Methadone and Prolonged QT syndrome. Appalachian Student Research Forum 2016.

Devani K, Patil N; Savani C; Patel P; Chaudhari D; Young M; Reddy C, Decreasing Mortality in Patients With Cirrhosis Hospitalized With Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis: Analysis of Nationwide Inpatient Sample; DDW2016, AASLD research forum, San Diego, CA

Devani K, Pourmorteza M, Kapila A, O’neil TJ, Severe Hypertriglyceridemia: A Rare Cause of Organic Brain Syndrome and Laboratory Artifact, Southern Regional Meeting, February 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana

Gaba AK. Identification of multidrug resistance (MDRG) in the respiratory tract of hospitalized patients using integrated molecular techniques: presented at ID Week 2015TM, October 7-11, 2015 in San Diego, CA.

Gaba AK. Utility of Target Enriched Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (TEM-PCR) for co-detection of potential pathogenic organisms in patients with Health Care Associated Pneumonia (HCAP), Hospital Acquired Pneumonia (HAP) and Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP): presented at ID Week 2015, October 7-11, 2015 in San Diego, CA.

Kelley Cross, Victoria Palau, Marianne Brannon, Janet Lightner, Megan Dycus, William Stone, Koyamangalath Krishnan. Delta-tocotrienol and simvastatin induce cytotoxicity and synergy in BRAF mutant SK-MEL-28 but not in wild type BRAF SK-MEL-2 melanoma cancer cells. Abstract #1780, American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), New Orleans, April 2016.

Lavine SJ, Al Balbissi KA. Adverse cardiovascular events and grade 1 diastolic dysfunction. Presented at American Society of Echo Scientific Sessions, Boston, June 2015

Lavine SJ, Sivaganam K. Indexing Peak Rapid Filling Velocity to Both Relaxation and Filling Volume to Estimate Left ventricular Filling Pressures. Presented at American Society of Echo Scientific Sessions, Seattle, June 2016

Mamudu HM, Jones A, Paul TK, Subedi P, Veeranki SP, Wang L, Panchal HB, Alamian A, Alamin A, Budoff M. Does neighborhood disadvantage affect subclinical atherosclerosis? Inter Academy of Cardiology; 21st World Congress on Heart Disease, Boston, MA 2016.

Mamudu HM, Paul TK, Wang L, Veeranki SP, Panchal HB, Alamian A, Budoff M. Association between multiple modifiable risk factors of cardiovascular disease and hypertension in a rural population in the United States. American Heart Association/Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 2016.

Mamudu HM, Paul TK, Wang L, Veeranki SP, Panchal HB, Alamian A, Budoff M. Association between multiple modifiable risk factors of cardiovascular disease and hypertension in a rural population in the United States. American Heart Association/Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Conference 2016.

Mogusu E, Abusara A, Panchal HB, Zheng S, Paul TK. National trend and comparison in total charges for single vessel and multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention in all patients and patients with diabetes mellitus in the United States. Appalachian Student Research Forum 2016.

Owusu D, Wang K, Paul TK, Wang L. Prevalence and trends of weight status and dyslipidemia among U.S. children and adolescents from 1999-2012. Appalachian Student Research Forum 2016.

Panchal HB, Bhatheja, Paul TK. Not All Thrombotic Appearing Lesions are Really Thrombotic. Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics Global Summit (C3). June 2016. Orlando, FL

Parvataneni S, Chaudhari D, Goenka P, Young M. Choledochal Cyst Complicated with Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma in an Adult. Poster to be presented at American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting, October 2015.

Parvataneni S, Chaudhari D, Swenson J, Young M. Intestinal Ganglioneuroma: Endoscopic Findings of Cowden Syndrome. Accepted for ACG October 2015

Parvataneni S, Rahman Z, Chaudhari D, Goenka P, Young M. Incomplete MEN in a Female. Poster presented at American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting, October 2015.

Paul TK. Flow limiting massive left coronary artery dissection during routine PCI: A dreaded complication. Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics (C3) International Global Summit 2016, Orlando, FL

Parvatanenis S, Chaudhari D, Swenson J, Young M. Intestinal Ganglioneuroma: Endoscopic Finding of Cowden Syndrome. Poster presented at American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting, October 2015.

Phemister J, Pourmorteza M, Brahmbhatt P, Reddy C, Young M. “Hypersensitivity Reaction to Ursodiol Resulting in Cardiac Arrhythmia”. 80th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology, Honolulu, HI

Pourmorteza M, Litchfield J, Carter L, McKinney J, Young M. “A Case of Esophageal Thermal Injury Following Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation Therapy”. 80th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology, Honolulu, HI

Pourmorteza M, Patel B, Moorman J. Bilateral Femoral Head Avascular Necrosis in an HIV Patient. American College of Physicians (ACP) Tennessee – Chattanooga, TN, September 2015

Pourmorteza M, Pourmorteza M, Brahmbhatt P, Young M. “Mysterious Intussusception in an Adult Without a Lead Point”. 80th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology, Honolulu, HI

Pourmorteza M, Pourmorteza M, Litchfield J , Borthwick T. “Pancreatic VIPoma: A Rare Clinical Entity Captured at the Dawn of its Manifestation”. 80th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology, Honolulu, HI

Pourmorteza M, Rahman Z, Mamdouhi P, Minaoui W, Sethi P, Paul T,. “Cardiac Arrest as a Consequence of Air Embolism status post CT-Guided Lung biopsy”. 2015 Tennessee Chapter Scientific Meeting (TN ACP), Chattanooga, TN.

Rives C, Chaudhari D, Swenson J, Reddy C, Young M. Clostridium Perfringens Liver Abscess with Bacteremia Complicating Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography. Accepted for ACG October 2015.

Singh B, Treece J, Bhatheja S, Sivagnanam M, Lavine S, Paul TK. Anabolic steroid induced aortic dissection in an otherwise healthy young male. Appalachian Student Research Forum 2016.

Sitwala P, Ladia V, Singh B, Ramu V. Brugada syndrome mimicking Acute STEMI. American College of Physicians (ACP) Tennessee – Chattanooga, TN, September 2015

III. FACULTY PEER REVIEWERS

Charles A. Stuart, MD

Jay Metha, MD

Jonathan Moorman, MD, Ph.D.

K. Krishnan, MD

Kenneth Olive, MD

Mohamed El Gazzar, Ph.D.

Stephen Geraci, MD

Timir Paul, MD

IV. HONORS

Alexei Gonzalez, MD, FACP has been elected to the Fellowship in the American College of Physicians.

K. Krishnan is Chief Editor and author of the Hematology section of Medscape

K. Krishnan MD, FRCP, FACP has been selected as a member of the Abstract Review Board for the 2016 ACP National Abstract Competitions.

Kenneth E. Olive, MD, was approved by the American College of Physicians (ACP) Board of Regents as a 2015 Master of Internal Medicine.

Stephen Geraci, MD was named Chair of Publications Oversight Committee and first physician editor of Academic Internal Medicine Insight on July 1. Directed and taught workshop on Career Development for Clinician Educators at Southern Regional Meeting of SSCI Feb 2015.

Stephen Geraci, MD, Appointed to Medical Student Education Committee, QCOM

Stephen Geraci, MD, Visiting Professor, Academy of Teaching Scholars, University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, OKC.

Timir Paul, MD was awarded the Cardiology Attending of the Year Award, 2015-2016, Presented by Cardiology Fellows, Quillen College of Medicine, ETSU.

Timir Paul, MD, Abstract Reviewer for the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions for 2016

Timir Paul, MD, Speaker, Moderator and Panelist; Complex Cardiovascular Catheter

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