Scholarly Activity

Research is strongly encouraged at St. Joseph’s and all of our residents participate in Quality Improvement Projects. Residents have completed research projects (both prospective and retrospective), quality improvement projects (that have been published), Meta-Analysis, Case Series and Case Reports. Many of our residents have presented their research at National and Regional Conferences and have been given awards by their respective societies. Found bellow is a few of the recent PubMed articles that some of our residents have completed.

Pubmed submissions

Melki G, Ghrewati M, Mohamed H, et al. Re-Educating Residents About Non-Invasive Colorectal Cancer Screening: An Approach to Improving Colon Cancer Screening Compliance. Gastroenterology Res. 2019;12(6):312-314. doi:10.14740/gr1205

Shah P, Garris R, Abboud R, et al. Meta-Analysis Comparing Usefulness of Beta Blockers to Preserve Left Ventricular Function During Anthracycline Therapy. Am J Cardiol. 2019;124(5):789-794. doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2019.05.046

Patel H, Garris R, Bhutani S, et al. Bivalirudin Versus Heparin During Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction. Cardiol Res. 2019;10(5):278-284. doi:10.14740/cr921

Kumar V, Nanavati SM, Melki G, et al. A Case of Diabetic Ketoacidosis Presenting with Hypernatremia, Hyperosmolarity, and Altered Sensorium. Case Rep Endocrinol. 2018;2018:4806598. Published 2018 Jul 16. doi:10.1155/2018/4806598

Estifan E, Patel V, Grossman M. Endoscopic Mucosal Resection of a Proximal Esophageal Pyogenic Granuloma. Case Rep Gastrointest Med. 2019;2019:9869274. Published 2019 Sep 29. doi:10.1155/2019/9869274

Estifan E, Nanavati SM, Kumar V, Gibiezaite S, Michael P. Salty diabetes: a case series of hypernatremia presenting with diabetic ketoacidosis. AME Case Rep. 2019;3:27. Published 2019 Jul 29. doi:10.21037/acr.2019.07.04

Melki G, Laham L, Karim G, et al. Chronic Pancreatitis Leading to Pancreatogenic Diabetes Presenting in Diabetic Ketoacidosis: A Rare Entity. Gastroenterology Res. 2019;12(4):208-210. doi:10.14740/gr1203

Yuridullah R, Patel V, Melki G, Bollu J. Acute esophageal necrosis masquerading acute coronary syndrome. Autops Case Rep. 2020;10(1):e2019136. Published 2020 Jan 21. doi:10.4322/acr.2019.136

Garris R, Vasudev R, Gupta P, Tiyyagura S, Shamoon F, Bikkina M. Brugada syndrome & AKAP9: Reconciling clinical findings with diagnostic uncertainty. J Electrocardiol. 2019;57:119-121. doi:10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2019.09.013

Garris R, Abanoub R, Qaqa F, et al. Conquering the pneumococcal nemesis with oral antibiotics. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2020;10(1):65-68. Published 2020 Feb 10. doi:10.1080/20009666.2019.1708637

Ghrewati M, Singh B, Maroules M. Hyperleukocytosis, Artifactual Hypoglycemia, and Massive Hepato-Splenomegaly: A Case of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 5]. Am J Med Sci. 2020;S0002-9629(20)30170-1. doi:10.1016/j.amjms.2020.04.037

Ghrewati M, Singh B, Kaur P, Maroules M. Unforeseen Hodgkin Lymphoma Hidden behind Hypercalcemia. Case Rep Oncol Med. 2019;2019:4129349. Published 2019 Nov 18. doi:10.1155/2019/4129349

Yuridullah R, Kumar V, Nanavati S, Singhal M, Chandran C. Clinical Resolution of Osmotic Demyelination Syndrome following Overcorrection of Severe Hyponatremia. Case Rep Nephrol. 2019;2019:1757656. Published 2019 Mar 20. doi:10.1155/2019/1757656

Kaur P, Qaqa F, Ramahi A, et al. Acute upper limb ischemia in a patient with COVID-19 [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 13]. Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Ther. 2020;S1658-3876(20)30096-0. doi:10.1016/j.hemonc.2020.05.001

Yuridullah R, Kaur P, Estifan E, Sanchez J, Nanavati S, Singhal M. Anal squamous cell carcinoma with metastasis to duodenum causing duodenal stricture and gastric outlet obstruction. AME Case Rep. 2019;3:33. Published 2019 Aug 19. doi:10.21037/acr.2019.07.12

Estifan E, Patel V, Grossman M. Cap-Assisted Endoscopic Mucosal Resection of an Incidental Rectal Traumatic Neuroma. Case Rep Gastrointest Med. 2019;2019:8328456. Published 2019 Oct 27. doi:10.1155/2019/8328456

Estifan E, Laxina I, Adib S, Suh JS, Baddoura W. A Case of Cryptococcal Hepatitis in an HIV Patient with a Negative Serum Cryptococcal Antigen. Cureus. 2019;11(12):e6496. Published 2019 Dec 28. doi:10.7759/cureus.6496

Estifan E, Cavanagh Y, Grossman MA. Hybrid Argon Plasma Coagulation for Treatment of Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia. Cureus. 2020;12(3):e7427. Published 2020 Mar 26. doi:10.7759/cureus.7427

Avalos C, Estifan E, Swyden S, Yuridullah R. Acute Pancreatitis Caused by Complications of Influenza A in the Setting of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Cureus. 2020;12(2):e7067. Published 2020 Feb 21. doi:10.7759/cureus.7067

Estifan E, Nanavati SM, Kumar V, et al. Unusual Presentation of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colitis Complicated with Acute Appendicitis. J Glob Infect Dis. 2020;12(1):34-36. Published 2020 Feb 19. doi:10.4103/jgid.jgid_117_19

Kapoor A, Manje Gowda A, Kaur S, Estifan E, Maroules M. A Rare Case of Cerebral Amyloidoma Mimicking a Hemorrhagic Malignant Central Nervous System Neoplasm. Cureus. 2020;12(3):e7245. Published 2020 Mar 11. doi:10.7759/cureus.7245

Vishnu S, Kapoor A, Maroules M, Shaaban H, Guron G. Initial clinical presentation of prostate adenocarcinoma with hernial sac metastasis: A review of literature. Urol Ann. 2019;11(4):453-456. doi:10.4103/UA.UA_71_19

Nanavati S, Kumar V, Melki G, Singhal M. Diabetic ketoalkalosis: misnomer or undiagnosed variant of diabetic ketoacidosis. BMJ Case Rep. 2018;2018:bcr2018226092. Published 2018 Oct 2. doi:10.1136/bcr-2018-226092

Nanavati SM, Patel H, Melki G, et al. Acute Appendicitis Masquerading Distal Intestinal Obstruction Syndrome in Adult Cystic Fibrosis. Case Rep Gastrointest Med. 2018;2018:8475060. Published 2018 Sep 26. doi:10.1155/2018/8475060

Ghrewati M, Manji F, Modi V, Chandran C, Maroules M. Severe Metabolic Acidemia in a Patient with Aleukemic Leukemia. Case Rep Nephrol. 2018;2018:1019034. Published 2018 Nov 18. doi:10.1155/2018/1019034

Wu AH, Kaur S, Peng S, Kapoor A, Maroules M. A case of cervical spinal mass with cord compression and rib bone metastasis from presumably burned-out seminomatous testicular germ cell tumor. Can J Urol. 2019;26(3):9799-9801.