Research

Internal Medicine Residency Program

2020-2021 Categorical Internal Medicine Scholarly Citations

Publications

Fabrizio C, Langston MC, Subedi K, Wimmer NJ, Choudhry UI, Urrutia LE. Assessment of geriatrics outcomes in the cardiac intensive care unit. The Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles. 2021; 9 (39): 1-8. doi: 10.12746/swrccc.v9i39.857.

Hess K, Nawrocki J, Mansoor M. Distinguishing cutaneous manifestations of lupus from panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma. GOAP Dermatology, 2020 November, 2(1).

Langston MC, Fabrizio C, Subedi K, Wimmer NJ, Choudhry UI, Urrutia LE. An examination of cardiovascular intensive care mortality based on admission day and time. Heart and Lung: The Journal of Cardiopulmonary and Acute Care. 2021, May 30; 50(5): 579-586: doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2021.02.011

Pajak A, Bascoy S, Li JC, Benninghoff M, Deitchman A. E-cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury among three young adults: A retrospective case series from Delaware. Cureus. 2020 Oct 18;12(10):e11031. doi: 10.7759/cureus.11031. PMID: 33224641.

Pajak A, Li JC, Liu A, Nazare S, Smith B. Hemoglobin SE disease presenting as a high-altitude massive splenic infarction complicated by hemorrhagic conversion and splenectomy. Cureus. 2020 Sep 8;12(9):e10321. doi: 10.7759/cureus.10321. PMID: 33052282.

National Presentations – Poster Presentations

Al-Mohamad T, Shakir MA, Rambhujun V, Sernyak A. VT Storm secondary to Coronavirus disease. American College of Cardiology Scientific Session and Expo (Virtual), May 2021.

Berg B, Pajak A, Gandhi P, Thakur S, Al-Mohamad T, Arsenault H, Slaby I, Valentino D, Deitchman A. Correlation of ABO blood type with survival in critically ill COVID19 patients requiring ICU level of care. Poster presented at American Thoracic Society National Conference (Virtual), May 2021.

Berg B, Pajak A, Gandhi P, Thakur S, Al-Mohamad T, Arsenault H, Slaby I, Valentino D, Matus I, Vest M, Deitchman A. Incidence, risk factors and impact on outcomes of pneumothorax in COVID19 patients requiring ICU level of care – a single-center retrospective study. American Thoracic Society National Conference (Virtual), May 2021.

Egan D. A Rash by any other name: a case of borderline tuberculoid leprosy masquerading as systemic lupus erythematosus, American College of Physicians National Meeting (Virtual), May 2021.

Ho P, Langston MC, Berg B, Pellenbarg J, Raja H, Matus IA. Intrapleural catheter betadine pleurodesis for malignant pleural effusions. CHEST Annual Meeting (Virtual), October 2020.

Jennelly, N., Harper, M. Medication reconciliation in the ambulatory setting: When Cerner attacks. American College of Physicians National Meeting (Virtual), April 2021.

Khan D, Nawrocki J, Nichols J, Singh S, Gallati C, Hussain Z. Barriers to blood pressure control in an urban residency clinic: A root cause analysis. Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting (Virtual), April 2021.

Lankiewicz M, Shuman J, Gajera M. Acute PE and concomitant PFO: To close or not to close?. American Thoracic Society National Conference (Virtual), May 2021.

Li J, Pajak A, McQuade C, Deitchman A. Right syndrome, wrong Pandemic- EVALI misdiagnosed as presumed COVID-19 pneumonia. American College of Physicians National Meeting (Virtual), May 2021.

McNinch J, Maguire M, Wallace L. A case of skin necrosis caused by intravenous xylazine abuse. Society of Hospital Medicine National Meeting (Virtual), May 2021.

Pajak A, Gandhi P, Thakur S, Berg B, Al-Mohamad T, Liou J, Arsenault H, Slaby I, Deitchman A, Valentino D. Retrieving data. Clinical outcomes in pronated critically ill patients infected with severe COVID-19 pneumonia – PROSECOVA. American Thoracic Society National Conference (Virtual), May 2021.

Pajak A, Norton J, Raja H. Rare primary tracheal mass in an adult; Benign tracheal hemangioma presenting as large volume hemoptysis. CHEST Annual Meeting (Virtual), October 2020.

Pajak A, Thakur S, Berg B. Hydralazine-induced lupus vasculitis presenting as pulmonary-renal syndrome and diffuse alveolar hemorrhage. CHEST Annual Meeting (Virtual), October 2020.

Shakir MA, Al-Mohamad T, Khieu M, Tsai K. The forgotten right ventricle: A case of ARVC. American College of Cardiology National Conference (Virtual), May 2021.

Thakur S, Pajak, A., Valentino, D. Electrical storm as the primary presentation of isolated cardiac sarcoidosis. Oct 01, 2020. CHEST Annual Meeting (Virtual), October 2020.

Singh S, Vedamurthy D, Garratt K, Wimmer N. Outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and timing of cardiac catheterization with the use of a prognostic predictive scoring system. American College of Cardiology National Conference (Virtual), May 2021.

Thakur S, Kreidy M. A dangerous duo: ciprofloxacin and tizanidine leading to cardiogenic shock. American Thoracic Society National Conference (Virtual), May 2021.

Thakur S, Pajak A, Gandhi P, Berg B, Liou J, Al-Mohamad T, Slaby I, Arsenault H, Deitchman A, Valentino D. Clinical outcomes in proning critically ill obese patients infected with COVID-19 pneumonia – The PROSECOVA Trial. American Thoracic Society National Conference (Virtual), May 2021.

Regional/State – Oral Presentations

Cheng S. Penicillin-allergy no more: A pilot QI project in de-labeling β-lactam allergies in a select group of surgical patients. Delaware ACP QI Symposium (Virtual), May 2021. ***First Place, Oral Presentation Category***

Egan D. A Rash by any other name: a case of borderline tuberculoid leprosy masquerading as systemic lupus erythematosus. Delaware ACP Annual Chapter Meeting (Virtual), February 2021. ***First Place, Clinical Vignette Abstract Competition***

Jennelly N, Harper M. Medication reconciliation in the ambulatory setting: When Cerner Attacks. Delaware ACP Annual Chapter Meeting (Virtual), February 2021. ***First Place, QI Abstract Competition***

McNinch J, Maguire M, Wallace L. A case of skin necrosis caused by intravenous xylazine abuse. Delaware SHM Research, Innovation, and Vignette Conference (Virtual), October 2020.***First Place, Resident Oral Presentation Category***

Shoemaker B. Educational Counseling and its Impact on Racial Blood Pressure Disparities. Delaware ACP QI Symposium (Virtual), May 2021.

Vadalia S, Al-Mohamad T, Donnelly J. Anti-phospholipid syndrome presenting in a case of testicular seminoma. Delaware SHM Research, Innovation, and Vignette Conference (Virtual), October 2020.

Regional/State – Poster Presentations

Aidoo M, McNinch J. [When] endocrine disorders come in twos. Delaware SHM Research, Innovation, and Vignette Conference (Virtual), October 2020.

Al-Mohamad T, Pajak A, Berg B, Golwala S, Patel S, Hussain Z. The role of primary care physicians in non-pharmacological hypertension counseling. Delaware ACP QI Symposium (Virtual), May 2021.

Bender T, Kurcab E. Awareness of social determinants of health among resident primary care physicians. Delaware ACP QI Symposium (Virtual), May 2021.

Bhardwaj A. See it to believe it! Delaware ACP Annual Chapter Meeting (Virtual), February 2021.

Egan D, Cheng S, De Shields J, Mause J, Bhardwaj A, O’Neill J, Rickards G. A multifaceted interprofessional QI project to increase influenza vaccination in an urban academic primary care clinic. Delaware ACP Annual Chapter Meeting (Virtual), February 2021. ***First Place, QI Poster Competition***

Foreman A, Bhardwaj A, O’Neill J, Jr. Atypical Lemierre’s syndrome causing cavernous sinus thrombosis. Delaware ACP Annual Chapter Meeting (Virtual), February 2021.

Desai M, Mohamed F, Shuman J, Thakur S. The impact of outreach initiatives on WAM screening mammography rates. Delaware ACP QI Symposium (Virtual), May 2021.

Hess K, Nawrocki J, Mansoor M. Distinguishing cutaneous manifestations of lupus from panniculitis-like T-Cell Lymphoma. Delaware ACP Annual Chapter Meeting (Virtual), February 2021.

Hess K, Duffalo C. A rare case of Aerococcus urinae infective endocarditis. Delaware SHM Research, Innovations, and Vignettes Conference (Virtual), October 2020.

Holzberg M, A case of Ustekinumab-induced hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Delaware ACP Annual Chapter Meeting (Virtual), February 2021. ***First Place, Resident Poster Competition***

Jennelly N, Harper M. Medication reconciliation in the ambulatory setting: When Cerner attacks. Delaware ACP QI Symposium (Virtual), May 2021.

Jennelly N. Hooked on septic arthritis: A case report of Klebsiella and Aeromonas bacteremia seeding the pubic symphysis. Delaware ACP Annual Chapter Meeting (Virtual), February 2021.

Joshi R, Bhardwaj A, Mause J, Egan D, De Shields J, Cheng S, Rickards G, O’Neill J. COVID (Continued Opportunities for Vaccinations In Delaware). Delaware ACP QI Symposium (Virtual), May 2021.

Khan D, Nawrocki J, Nichols J, Singh S, Gallati C, Hussain Z. Barriers to blood pressure control in an urban residency clinic: A root cause analysis. Delaware ACP QI Symposium (Virtual), May 2021.

Khan D. Too little or too much love from the thyroid… The heart still fails. Delaware ACP Annual Chapter Meeting (Virtual), February 2021.

Langston M, Holzberg M, Arsenault H, Wong K. Identifying gaps in social outreach for at-risk patients. Delaware ACP QI Symposium (Virtual), May 2021.

Lankiewicz M, McNinch J, Singh-Patel S. Avoiding premature closure: Chronic fatigue, an abdominal mass, and a diagnosis of HIV. Delaware Society of Hospital Medicine, Research, Innovations, and Vignettes Conference (Virtual), October 2020.

Li J,Pajak A, Deitchman A. Lest we forget about EVALI- a COVID-19 imitator. PA ACP – Western Chapter Conference (Virtual), October 2020.

Mercado-Rodriguez, E. Identifying barriers to care for non-English speaking patients in an urban resident clinic. Delaware ACP QI Symposium (Virtual), May 2021.

Nawrocki J. A rare case of bone marrow depression and hepatotoxicity after a prolonged course of piperacillin-tazobactam. Delaware ACP Annual Chapter Meeting (Virtual), February 2021.

Shoemaker B, Slagle D, Vedamurthy D, Bacon A. Ehrlichia chaffeensis meningoencephalitis. SGIM Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting (Virtual), November 2020.

Singh S, Iqbaluddin Z, Hess K, Jennelly N, Canfield C, Mercado-Rodriguez E, Khan D, Hussain Z. Increasing statin initiation in a diabetic population to enhance cardiovascular risk prevention at an urban residency clinic. Delaware ACP QI Symposium (Virtual), May 2021.

Singh S, Mause J, Leinesch D. A case of macrophage activation syndrome in an elderly female. Delaware SHM, Research, Innovations, and Vignettes Conference (Virtual), October 2020, and Southeast PA ACP Chapter Meeting (Virtual), October 2020.

Singh S, Vadalia S, Wimmer N. Flu-minant Myopericarditis. Delaware SHM Research, Innovation, and Vignette Conference (Virtual), October 2020, and SGIM Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting (Virtual), November 2020.

Slaby I. Technology and patient portal access within the Wilmington primary care clinic population. Delaware ACP QI Symposium (Virtual), May 2021.

Staab K, Khan D, Patel S, Eldridge K. Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis: A rare complication of peritoneal dialysis. Delaware SHM Research, Innovation, and Vignette Conference (Virtual), October 2020.

Stewart J, Langston MC, Ramishvili Y. A case of an underappreciated transfusion reaction: Transfusion associated circulatory overload. Delaware ACP Annual Chapter Meeting (Virtual), February 2021.

Sullivan D, Teskin C, Mansoor M. Adult Still’s disease: Macrophage activation syndrome secondary to mycoplasma pneumoniae. Delaware SHM Research, Innovation, and Vignette Conference (Virtual), October 2020.

Teskin C, Sayed H, Vadher U. A resident-led interdisciplinary quality improvement initiative to enhance osteoporosis screening in an urban clinic. Delaware ACP QI Symposium (Virtual), May 2021. ***First Place, Poster Category***

Vadalia S, Al-Mohamad T, Donnelly J. Anti-Phospholipid Syndrome presenting in a case of Testicular Seminoma, SGIM Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting (Virtual), November 2020.

White M, Mohamed F, Davis K, Guerin T, Barrett M. An unfortunate case of spontaneity: Spontaneous pneumothorax in the setting of septic pulmonary emboli. Delaware ACP Annual Chapter Meeting (Virtual), February 2021.