Scholarly Activities

Academic Year 2012-13 Productivity

Publications:

 Ephrussi C and Alweis R. A case of probable non-familial early onset Alzheimer dementia in a Hispanic male. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives 2012:2(2) (epub).

Apfel CC, Heidrich FM, Jukar-Rao S, Jalota L, Hornuss C, Whelan RP, Zhang K, Cakmakkaya OS. Evidence-based analysis of risk factors for post-operative nausea and vomiting. British Journal of Anesthesia. 2012; 109(5); 742-53.

DeParis SW, Caprara C, Grimm C. Intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells are resistant to N-methyl-D-aspartic acid excitotoxicity. Molecular Vision 2012; 18: 2814-27.

Mainali NR, Badal M, Aryal MT, Bhatt VR, Alweis R. Postoperative thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (pTTP). Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives January 2013 (epub).

Haseltine S, Pae J, Ehrlich JR, Shammas M, Radcliffe NM. Variation in corneal hysteresis and central corneal thickness in black, Hispanic, and white subjects. Acta Ophthalmologica 2012; 90: e626-31.

Plakke MJ, Hennrikus WL, Frauenhoffer EE. Knee popping and clicking in a pediatric athlete: meniscal injury or sports tumor? J Surg Orthop Adv 2012; 21(4):275-8.

Plakke MJ, Jalota L, Lloyd B. Pneumocystis Pneumonia in a Non-HIV Patient on Chronic Corticosteroid Therapy: A Question of Prophylaxis. BMJ Case Reports February, 2013 (epub)

Jalota L, Aryal M, Jain S. Iatrogenic venous air embolism from central femoral vein catheterization. BMJ Case Reports March, 2013 (epub )

Moshirfar M, Anderson E, Hsu M, Armenia JM, Mifflin MD. Comparing the rate of regression after conductive keratoplasty with or without prior laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis or photorefractive keratectomy. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. 2012 Oct;19(4):377-81.

Aryal MR, Badal M, Mainali NR, Jalota L, Pradhan R. Papillary fibroelastoma of the aortic valve: An unusual cause of angina. World Journal of Cardiology 2013 Apr; 5(4): (epub)

Aryal MR, Mainali NR, Gupta S, Singla M. Acute pancreatitis owing to very high triglyceride levels treated with insulin and heparin infusion. BMJ Case Reports 2013, (epub).

Aryal MR, Giri S, Mainali NR, Smith K. Hashimoto’s encephalopathy presenting as acute cognitive decline in an elderly male. World Journal of Neurology 2013 Mar 3(1): 1-3.

Mainali NR, Jalota J, Aryal M, Schmidt TR, Badal M, Alweis R. A Case of Laugh Induced (Gelastic) Seizure in an Adult; An unusual cause of Seizure. Journal of Medical Case Reports, 2013:7:123; doi:10.1186/1752-1947-7-123) PMID: 23668718

National Posters/Presentations:

 Scott T, Touchie C, Donato AA, Bordage G. Habits of Successful Scholars. Presented at AAMC/GEA National Meeting.

Donato, AA and Harris IB. Utility of a Structured Portfolio to Assess Resident Teaching Skills. Presented at MHPE Annual Meeting, July, 2012.

Lee H, Mainali NR, Jalota L, Donato AA. Hidden Barriers & Solutions: A Quality Improvement Project to Decrease the Length of Hospital Stay in Patients with Diabetic Foot Infections. Presented at ACP National, April, 2013.

Alweis R, Diaz Fraga J, Donato A, Lloyd B. Implementing the Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) Model at Your Residency Program. Presented at APDIM National Spring Conference, May, 2013.

Aryal M, Badal M, Mainali NR, Pradhan R. Papillary fibroelastoma causing recurrent angina, Presented at International Conference on Clinical and Experimental Cardiology, April, 2013.

Badal M, Aryal M, Mainali NR. An Unusual Cause of Heart Failure- A case of Isolated Left ventricular Non Compaction. Presented at International Conference on Clinical and Experimental Cardiology, April, 2013.

Diaz Fraga J, Donato A. Multidisciplinary Simulation Training To Improve Communication and Teamwork in Rapid Response Teams. Presented at AIAMC National Meeting, March, 2013.

Aryal M, Pradhan R, Badal M, Polinsky R. Left atrial appendage aneurysm as a cause of atrial fibrillation. Presented at American College of Cardiology National Meeting, April 2013.

Jalota L, Jain S. Venous air embolism following femoral vein catheterization. Presented at ACP National Meeting, April 2013.

Armenia J, DeParis S, Jain S. Ocular syphilis. Presented at ACP National Meeting, April 2013.

Lofstead M, Oluwasanjo A, Schamel S, Quinlan P, George D, Herb R, Zimmerman D, Alweis R. Resident Led Education in Process Improvement. Presented at AIAMC National Meeting, March 2013.

Kalathas G, Donato A. Symptomatic Hypercalcemia induced by Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Plakke MJ, Jalota L, Lloyd BJ. Pneumonia in a Non-HIV Immunosuppressed Patient: Initial Considerations and the Case for Prophylaxis. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Plakke MJ, Van Tassel SH, Chaichana KK, Lloyd BJ. Ring-Enhancing Brain Lesion in a Young Adult: Work Your Magic, Doctor. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Chaichana K, Van Tassel S, Plakke M, Donato A. Chicken-and-Egg Dilemma: A Case of Gliosarcoma as an Unusual Primary Neoplasm. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

DeParis S, Chaichana K, Plakke M, Ukaigwe A, Alweis RL. Brain abscess: When common headache becomes uncommon. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

DeParis S, Hart P. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and infective endocarditis: Recognizing the at-risk patient. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Van Tassel S, Plakke M, Chaichana K, Donato A. All that is Transient is Not TIA. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Badal M, Aryal M. Thrombotic Storm- 'Wolf at the door' - a rare case of arteriovenous clots. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Badal M, Aryal M, Mainali NR. LEFT VENTRICULAR NON-COMPACTION PRESENTING AS SYSTOLIC HEART FAILURE WITH INTRAVENTRICULAR THROMBUS. Presented at Society of Hospital Medicine National Meeting, April 2013.

Karmacharya P, Aryal M, Donato A. Olanzapine induced Cutaneous Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Karmacharya P, Aryal M. Heart stopping tick. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Badal M. Antifreeze ingestion- Crystals are the Clue. Presented at Society of Hospital Medicine National Meeting, April 2013.

Aryal M, Badal M, Donato A. Levitiracetam Induced Pericardial Effusion, not Your Common Cause of Pericardial Effusion. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Mahmood M, Lloyd B. Recognizing Less Common Presentations of Celiac Disease. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Mahmood M, Alweis R, Donato A. An unusual presentation of an acoustic neuroma - bilateral papilledema without hydrocephalus . Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Jalota L, Gupta S, Mainali Naba Raj and Alweis R. The Forgotten Disease: A case of Lemierre’s Syndrome. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Jalota L and Jain S. Unusual association of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura and Sarcoidosis- A case report. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Aryal M, Badal M, Subedee A. You Are Too Brash If You Ignore The Rash. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Aryal M, Mainali NR, Smith K. Repeated Episodes of Neurological Symptoms and Severe Hypocalcemia, Thinking Beyond the Usual Causes. . Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Aryal M, Mainali NR, Alweis R. Not Just Another Cause of Confusion- A Case of Steroid Responsive Encephalopathy. Presented at Society of Hospital Medicine National Meeting, April 2013.

Aryal M, Donato A. Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome with Severe Thrombocytopenia: A Conundrum in Anticoagulation. Presented at Society of Hospital Medicine National Meeting, April 2013.

Salman A, Mainali NR, Alweis R. Gynecomastia in an elderly male ; is digoxin a culprit? . Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Rhayem J, Capasso J, Donato A. Forgotten Dementia: A case of Wernicke's encephalopathy. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Ukaigwe A, Fagbami O. A non-malignant endobronchial tumor in a smoker. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Ukaigwe A, Oluwasanjo A, Donato A. CLOZAPINE AND BRUGADA - UNLIKELY BUT TRUE. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Gupta S, Freed R, Donato A. “Routine” dental care? A case of pneumomediastinum during a dental cavity repair. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Gupta S, Jalota L, Freed R, Donato A. Dementia with Lewy Bodies: A Common Commonly Missed Diagnosis. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Quinlan P, Diaz Fraga J. An unusual cause of paralysis. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Stull M, Donato A. Weak leg, Cold arm, Clot in the lung, Hole in the Heart. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Mainali NR, Aryal M, Badal M, Alweis R. Intrahepatic portal vein thrombosis: is gastric surgery a risk factor? Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Mainali NR, Quinlan P, Ukaigwe A, Amrishetty S. A Case of crytosporidial diarrhea in an immune-competent adult. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Mainali NR, Badal M, Aryal M, Alweis R. Positional hypotension and acute limb ischemia due to mitral valve fibroelastoma: a diagnostic dilemma. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Satyal Chaudhary A, Diaz Fraga J, Alweis R. A thyroid nodule that wasn’t: renal cell carcinoma metastatic to the thyroid. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Satyal Chauhary A, Alweis R. Lymphoma Presenting as Cold agglutinin disease. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2013.

Local and Regional Posters/Presentations:

 Chaichana K, Lee H, Ukaigwe A, Alweis R. When you can no longer believe what you see: Benson’s syndrome. Presented at Pennsylvania Eastern Regional ACP Associates Meeting, October, 2012.

Chaichana K, Haseltine S, Plakke M, Armenia J, Goonewardene I. Developing a dizzying differential diagnosis: a rare case of cerebellar infarction. Presented at Pennsylvania Eastern Regional ACP Associates Meeting, October, 2012.

Schamel S, Oluwasanjo AF, Joshi M. Not Your Average Flu: A Classical Presentation of Anaplasmosis. Presented at Pennsylvania Eastern Regional ACP Associates Meeting, October, 2012.

Lee H, Mainali NR, Jalota L, Donato AA. Hidden Barriers & Solutions: A Quality Improvement Project to Decrease the Length of Hospital Stay in Patients with Diabetic Foot Infections. Presented at Pennsylvania Eastern Regional ACP Associates Meeting, October, 2012.

Chaudhary AS, George D. Timely de-escalation of intravenous to oral antibiotics in hospitalized patients with community acquired pneumonia. Presented at Pennsylvania Eastern Regional ACP Associates Meeting, October, 2012.

Zurad E, Scheirer J. New Tools to Fix a Broken Screening System - CRC Screening for the Changing Landscape of Primary Care. Presented at Pennsylvania State ACP Regional Meeting, October, 2012.

Satyal Chaudhary A, Alweis RL. Acute abdominal pain in a young female a month after diagnostic laparoscopy. Presented at Berks County Medical Society Residents Day, April, 2013.

Coyle J, Crocker A, Lee H, Luber S, Satyal Chaudhary A, Stull M, Wenderoth S, Alweis R. Ambulatory quality improvement: improving glycemic control. Presented at Berks County Medical Society Residents Day, April, 2013.

Oluwasanjo A, Schamel S, Lofstead M, Rhayem J, Brandt P, Quinlan P, Zimmerman D, Herb R, Rutter D. Depression Screening the in Primary care setting. Presented at Berks County Medical Society Residents Day, April, 2013.

Academic Year 2011-12 Productivity

Publications:

 Gulati S and Gulati G. Biopsy Proven Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis without Documented Gadolinium Exposure- A Case Report. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2011: 57, B43.

Kaliyadan A, Kebede A, Ali T, Karchevsky M, Vasseur B, Patel N. Spontaneous transient lateral thoracic lung herniation resulting in systemic inflammatory response syndrome and subsequent contralateral lung injury. Clinical Medical Insights: Case Reports 2011: 4, 1-4.

Fagbami O and Donato AA. Stridor and dysphagia associated with subthalamic nucleus stimulation in Parkinson disease. Journal of Neurosurgery 2011: Aug 5 (epub).

Fero KE, Jalota J, Hornuss C, Apfell CC. Pharmacologic management of postoperative nausea and vomiting. Expert Opinion Pharmacother 2011: 12:2283-96.

Pradhan R, Chaudhary A, Donato AA. Predictive accuracy of ST depression during rapid atrial fibrillation on the presence of coronary artery disease. American Journal of Emergency Medicine 2011: Aug 18 (epub).

Kelly, E, Wasser T, Diaz Fraga J, Scheirer J, Alweis R. Impact of an EMR Clinical Decision Support Tool
on Lipid Management. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management 2011: 18: 551-5.

Shah SN, Sacks D, Chavali R. Mechanical embolectomy and recanalization of superior mesenteric artery embolism using the MERCI retrieval device. JVIR 2011:22(11): 1638-40.

Gulati S, Daw H, Gustafson S. PMS2 Mutation and Lynch Syndrome: Understanding Current Concepts. Gastrointest Cancer Res. 2011 Sep-Dec; 4(5-6): 188–190.

Kebede A, Ephrussi C, Lamanna M, Scheirer J, Alweis R, Wasser T. Lack of efficacy of ergocalciferol repletion. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives 2012: 2:10494-http://dx.doi.org./10.3402/jchimp.v2i1.10494 (epub).

Donato AA, George DL. A Blueprint for Implementation of a Structured Portfolio in an Internal Medicine Residency. Academic Medicine 2012: 87(2): 185-91.

Donato AA. Radiology rounds. Academic Medicine 2012 (accepted)

Masciocchi M, Lloyd BJ, Wagner B. Quality review: Fleischner criteria adeherence by radiologists in a large community hospital. J Am Coll Radiol. 2012 May;9(5):336-9.

Apfel C, Meyer A, Jalota L, Whelan R, Jukar-Rao S. Supplemental Intravenous Crystalloids for the Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: A Quantitative Review of Available Evidence. British Journal of Anaesthesia 108 (6): 893–902.

Motz L, Lloyd B, Donato A, Chaudhary A, Kaliyadan A, Stavarski D, et al. Interdisciplinary Curriculum and Simulation Cases for Teaching Leadership and Communication to Medical Rapid Response Teams. MedEdPORTAL; 2012

Vyas, P and Donato, AA. Thrombolysis in Acute Pulmonary Embolism. Southern Medical Journal 2012. (accepted)

Gulati, S and Donato AA. “Lupus anticoagulant and ANCA associated thrombotic vasculopathy due to cocaine contaminated with levamisole: a case report and review of the literature” Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis, published online 23 Mar 2012; PMID: 22437653

Scheirer JJ. Keystone Physician - Winter 2012 [30 - 31] [Internet]. Colorectal Cancer (CRC) CME Monograph. [cited 2012 Apr 18]. Available from: http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pafp/keystonephysician_2012winter/#/30

National/International Presentations:

 Lloyd B, Donato AA, Motz L. Development and Implementation of an Interprofessional Simulation Curriculum to teach Rapid Response Team Skills to Internal Medicine Residents. Presented at AAIM National Meeting, October, 2011.

Diaz Fraga J, Subedee A, George D. Early Intravenous (IV) to oral (PO) azithromycin conversion in hospitalized patients with community acquired pneumonia (CAP). Presented at ACP National Meeting, April, 2012.

Diaz Fraga J, Dohan E, Gulati G, Licata A. Isolated left ventricular noncompaction. Presented at ACP National Meeting, April, 2012.

Gulati S and Haas M. Atypical solitary intradural lung cancer metastasis with imaging characteristics of benign disease. Presented at the Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting, April, 2012

Gulati S and Telfer M. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in a patient with disseminated histoplasmosis: a case report. Presented at the Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting, April, 2012

Alweis RL, Donato AA. The Hybridized Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) Model: A Novel Approach to Residency Program Recruitment. Presented at APDIM Spring Meeting, April, 2012.

Jalota L, Voegele S, Cakkmakkaya S, Radke O, Apfel CC. Evidence for the Prevention of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Presented at ACP National Meeting, April, 2012.

Oluwasanjo A, George D, Alweis R. Levamisole contaminated cocaine vasculitis…it’s not just skin deep. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, May 2012.

Oluwasanjo A, Alweis R. Comlicated gastro-esophageal reflux disease following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, May 2012.

Gulati S, Vyas P, Alweis R. Foreign body ingestion as a cause of acute dysphagia in the elderly. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, May 2012.

Gulati S, Scheirer J. Are surgical complications within the purview of the Internist? Presented at SGIM National Meeting, May 2012.

Gulati S, Gulati G, Dohan E, Alweis R. The immunocompromised host: What lies beneath the itchy rash? Presented at SGIM National Meeting, mayl 2012.

Schmidt T, Alweis R. Whoops! Pertussis after Vaccination Failure. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, May 2012.

Schmidt T, Scheirer J, Alweis R. Scurvy in an AIDS Patient. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, May 2012.

Mainali NR, Aryal MR, Badal M, Subedee A. Confusion and Upper Extremity Weakness in an Elderly Woman; Case of Lyme Encephalopathy and Radiculneuritis. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, May 2012.

Jalota L, Freed R, Jain S. Isolated 6th nerve palsy- An Uncommon Presentation of Lyme’s disease. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, May 2012.

Jalota L, Aryal MR, Alweis R. Eosinophilia work up in primary care—thinking beyond the usual causes. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, May 2012.

Aryal MR, Jalota L, Mainali NR, Badal M, Donato A. Fulminant neurogenic pulmonary edema from subarachnoid hemorrhage. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, May 2012.

Pradhan Shrestha D, Smith K. ELEVATED THYROID HORMONES WITH NON SUPPRESSED THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE AND ANTERIOR PITUITARY ADENOMA: CAN IT STILL BE RESISTANCE TO THYROID HORMONE SYNDROME (RTH)? Presented at American Academy of Clinical Endocrinology National Meeting, May, 2012.

Badal MK, Aryal M, Mainali NR, Lloyd B. Pancreatiopleural fistula, a rare cause of recurrent pleural effusion. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, April 2012.

Gulati G. Wilson’s disease with normal liver function and low copper levels: An uncommon presentation. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, May 2012.  competition winner

Gulati G, Gulati S, Powell D. Actinomyces israelii - A rare cause of prosthetic joint infection in the elderly. Presented at American Geriatric Society National Meeting, May, 2012.

Gulati G. Confusion, ataxia and psychosis - amphetamine toxicity in the elderly. Presented at American Geriatric Society National Meeting, May, 2012.

Gulati S, Gulati G, Alweis RL. Recognize the likely association between herpes encephalitis and cardiac arrhythmias . Presented at American Geriatric Society National Meeting, May, 2012.

Gulati S, Gupta S, Gulati G. Describing an atypical variant of GBS. Presented at American Geriatric Society National Meeting, May, 2012.

Freed R, Lloyd B. Don’t forget your social history! Tobacco smoking associated Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia in a 20-year-old female. Presented at SGIM National Meeting, May 2012.  competition winner

Fagbami, O, Platt A. Coexistent Forms of Aspergillosis in an Immunocompetent Patient. Presented at SGIM national meeting, May 2012.

Local/Regional Presentations:

 Diaz Fraga J, Subedee A, George D. Early Intravenous (IV) to oral (PO) azithromycin conversion in hospitalized patients with community acquired pneumonia (CAP). Presented at ACP Regional Meeting, October, 2011.  competition winner

Schammel S, Ephrussi C, Satyal Chaudhary A, Donato AA. Atypical presentation of microscopic polyangiitis. Presentation at ACP Regional Meeting, October, 2011.

Lee H, Gulati G, Donato AA. The abdominal cocoon: a rare but serious complication of peritoneal dialysis. Presentation at ACP Regional Meeting, October, 2011.

Weller C, Hayward D, Ephrussi C, Alweis R. Piriformis and iliacus muscle abscesses secondary to endocarditis: an unlikely pain in the buttocks. Presentation at ACP Regional Meeting, October, 2011.

Crocker A, Jain S, Pradhan Shrestha D, Donato AA. Fasting hypoglycemia: is it insulinoma? Presentation at ACP Regional Meeting, October, 2011.

Ephrussi C, Donato AA. Tachycardic and confused: a case of thyroid storm. Presentation at ACP Regional Meeting, October, 2011.

Satyal Chaudhary A, Chaudhary A, Lloyd B. Fulminant hepatic failure due to primary angiosarcome of liver. Presentation at ACP Regional Meeting, October, 2011.

Schmidt T, Donato AA. Poorly responsive COPD exacerbations in a 62 year old non-smoker. Presentation at ACP Regional Meeting, October, 2011.

Jalota J, Jain, S, Kumar V, Donato AA. Hot and high: the cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. Presentation at ACP Regional Meeting, October, 2011.

Ephrussi C, Donato AA, George D. Acute monoarthritis in a patient with sickly cell anemia: a case of sickle cell arthropathy. Presentation at ACP Regional Meeting, October, 2011.

Gupta S, Freed R, Pradhan Shrestha D, Ballantine, D, Gulati G. Headaches and Diplopia: More than what meets the Eye. Presented at Berks County Medical Society Residents Day, April, 2012.

Satyal Chaudhary A, Chaudhary A. Persistent Septicemia in a patient with severe headache and fever. Presented at Presented at Berks County Medical Society Residents Day, April, 2012.

Satyal Chaudhary, Alweis R. All that wheezes is not asthma…. Presented at Presented at Berks County Medical Society Residents Day, April, 2012.

Lee H, Gulati S, Pradhan Shrestha D, Mainali NR, Fagbami O, Jalota L, Vyas P, Schmidt T, Mohler T, Powell D, Ojikutu O, Motz L, Donato A. How to Decrease the Length of Hospital Stay for Diabetic Foot Infections: Results of the Quality Improvement Project. Presented at Presented at Berks County Medical Society Residents Day, April, 2012.

Pradhan Shrestha , Gulati S, Fagbami O, Lee H, Schmidt T, Mainali NR, Jalota L, Vyas P, Mohler T, Donato A, Powell D, Motz L, Ojikutu O. Diabetic Foot Infection: Analysis of Measures. Presented at Berks County Medical Society Residents Day, April, 2012.

Diaz Fraga J, Badal M, Crocker A, Stull M, Supplee S, Dohan E, Olugbodi A, Alweis R, Scheirer J. Sonon A. QI Weight Loss Project. . Presented at Berks County Medical Society Residents Day, April, 2012.

Aryal M, Jalota L, Badal M. Hemoptysis in a patient with Infective Endocarditis. Presented at Berks County Medical Society Residents Day, April, 2012.

Badal M, Aryal M. Spongy Heart: a case of non- compaction cardiomyopathy. Presented at Berks County Medical Society Residents Day, April, 2012.

Scheirer JJ. Using the Model for Improvement to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Primary Care Practices. Presented at the Reading Hospital Patient Safety Symposium. September 2011.

Publications for 2010-11

 Donato AA, Khoche S, Santora J Wagner B. “Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Isolated Subsegmental Pulmonary Emboli Diagnosed by Multidetector CT Pulmonary Angiography” Thromb Res 2010 Aug 13; PMID: 20709366

Rosand J, Ay H, Olugbodi AA, et al on behalf of the International Stroke Genetics Consortium. The causative classification of stroke system: an international reliability and optimization study. Neurology 2010; 75; 1277-1284.

Bajaj P, Prematta M and Ghaffari G; A sixty-five year old male with rash, fever and generalized weakness; Allergy and Asthma Proceedings 2011; 32:1-3.

Donato AA. The soul-less note. Academic Medicine. 2011; 86:157.

Pimentel A, Haupt R, Sihelnik S. Focal Langerhans cell histiocytosis coexisting with renal cell carcinoma. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2011; 29: 107-9.

“The Last Round” (published anonymously by our faculty) Consultant 50 (11), November 2010

National Presentations for 2010-11

 Kaliyadan, A, Kaliyadan M, Rist K and Donato, AA. “Factors Associated with HF patients being offered Resynchronization Therapy” Presented at Heart Failure Society of America Annual Meeting, San Diego, September, 2010

Donato, AA, Alweis, R and George, D. “Development and Implementation of a Direct Observation System in an Internal Medicine Residency”. Presented at Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine October, 2010. Dallas, Texas.

Bajaj P, Donato A, Patel N, Lakshminarayanan S, Leer C. “Association of self-reported nasal obstruction with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), daytime sleepiness and choice of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) modality” Presented at ACAAI Annual Meeting, Poster session November, 2010

Subedee, A, Donato AA and Powell D. “Residence in Long Term Care Facilities as a Risk for HCAP: A Review of Culture Resistance Attributable to Facility as Compared to Antibiotic Selection Pressure” (To be) Presented at SHEA National Meeting, Dallas, TX April , 2011

Kaliyadan A, Gulati G, Gulati S, Alweis RL. HIV—Establishment and perpetuation of an incorrect diagnosis. Presented at Diagnostic Errors in Medicine Third International Conference, October, 2010. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Gulati, G, Gulati, S, Kaliyadan A, Alweis RL. A case of iatrogenic hyperthyroidism. Presented at Diagnostic Errors in Medicine Third International Conference, October, 2010. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Gulati S, Gulati G, Kaliyadan A, Alweis RL. Multiple exposures to Hepatitis B in a hemodialysis unit. Presented at Diagnostic Errors in Medicine Third International Conference, October, 2010. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Kebede A, LaManna M, Alweis RL, Scheirer J, and George D. Lack of Efficacy of Ergocalciferol Treatment. (To be) presented at ACP National Meeting, April 2011. San Diego, CA.

Gulati G, Alweis RL. Isolated non-traumatic cranial nerve six palsy as presenting symptom of diabetes mellitus. (To Be) Presented at American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress, April 2011. San Diego, CA.

Gulati S, Gulati G, Rai S. Hypercalcemia: an antecedent of malignancy. (To Be) Presented at American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress, April 2011 San Diego, CA.

Gulati S, Lu D. Adrenocortical cancer: a rare cause of hormone excess. . (To Be) Presented at American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress, April 2011 San Diego, CA.

Gulati S. Biopsy proven neprhogenic systemic fibrosis without documented gadolinium exposure—a case report. (To Be) presented at National Kidney Foundation Meeting 2011. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Olugbodi AA, Bensinger A, Donato AA. Cardiovascular Impact of Insular Stroke: which side wins? (To Be) Presented at American Academy of Neurology Meeting 2011. Honululu, Hawaii.

Iglesias AJ, Miller SM, Wolfson AH, Cohen DA, Penyak VK, O'Shaughnessy MA, Kandula S, Pearson M, Twiggs L, and Lucci JA. “The Role of Postoperative Radiation Therapy (PORT) For Stage I/II Endometrial Cancer: A Single Institution Ten-Year Experience.” Oral Presentation- Radiological Society of North America(RSNA) 2010- 96th Annual Meeting and Scientific Assembly. November 28- December 3, 2010. Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Miller SM, Iglesias AJ, Wolfson AH, Cohen DA, Penyak VK, O'Shaughnessy MA, Kandula S, Pearson M, Twiggs L, and Lucci JA. “The Role of Postoperative Radiation Therapy (PORT) For Stage I/II Endometrial Cancer: A Single Institution Ten-Year Experience.” (To Be) Presented at American Society for Radiation Oncology’s Cancer Imaging and Radiation Therapy Symposium: A Multidisciplinary Approach. April 29-30, 2011. Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Gulati S, Gulati G, Oluwasanjo A, Donato AA. Vasculopathy After Cocaine Abuse- More Than What Meets the Eye! (To Be) Presented at ACP National Meeting, April, 2011. San Diego, CA

Gulati, G, Gulati S, Alweis RL. Multifactorial Secondary Osteoporosis in an Elderly Male. (To Be) Presented at American Geriatric Society Annual Scientific Meeting, May, 2011. Washington, DC.

Gulati G, Gulati S, Lakshminarayanan S. Falls in The Elderly: A case of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy. (To Be) Presented at American Geriatric Society Annual Scientific Meeting, May, 2011. Washington, DC.

Subedee A, George DL. Early intravenous to oral conversion of antibiotics in inpatients: a QI project. (To Be) Presented at Association of Independent Academic Medical Centers National Initiative Meeting, March, 2011. St. Petersburg, Florida.

Gulati S, Gulati G. Leg Ulcers in Elderly: Recognizing a Rare Cause. (To Be) Presented at American Geriatric Society Annual Scientific Meeting, May, 2011. Washington, DC

Gulati S, Gulati G, Alweis RL. Harmful medications: A case of fatal fall. (To Be) Presented at American Geriatric Society Annual Scientific Meeting, May, 2011. Washington, DC

Subedee A, Donato AA. What lies beneath (lower gastrointestinal bleeding in a young female). (To Be) Presented at SGIM National Meeting, May, 2011. Phoenix, AZ.

Badal M, Donato AA. Cefipime-induced neurotoxicity. (To Be) Presented at SGIM National Meeting, May, 2011. Phoenix, AZ.

Kebede A, Yancey A, Lloyd B. A Case of Q Fever Without A History of Animal Exposure. (To Be) Presented at SGIM National Meeting, May, 2011. Phoenix, AZ.

Romero BJ, Vyas P, Donato A. Bacterial Overgrowth in an Ostomy Responsive to Rifamixin Therapy. (To Be) Presented at SGIM National Meeting, May, 2011. Phoenix, AZ.

Fagbami O, Bajaj P, Kaliyadan A. A unique case of TMP-SMX induced hypersensitivity presenting as systemic inflammatory response syndrome. (To Be) Presented at SGIM National Meeting, May, 2011. Phoenix, AZ.

Fagbami O, Bajaj P, Donato A. Strongyloides stercoralis superinfection in an immigrant undergoing chemotherapy. (To Be) Presented at SGIM National Meeting, May, 2011. Phoenix, AZ.

Olugbodi A, Alweis RL. Physician heal thyself: thoracic schwannoma in a physician. (To Be) Presented at SGIM National Meeting, May, 2011. Phoenix, AZ.

Lee H, Subedee A, Donato AA. Cephalosporin-induced neurotoxicity in end-stage renal disease. (To Be) Presented at SGIM National Meeting, May, 2011. Phoenix, AZ.

Pradhan Shrestha D, Donato AA. Thromboangiitis obliterans in a yound female smoker: A new trend. (To Be) Presented at SGIM National Meeting, May, 2011. Phoenix, AZ.

Vyas P, Olugbodi A, Donato AA. Successful treatment of bleomycin-induced pulmonary toxicity with steroids. (To Be) Presented at SGIM National Meeting, May, 2011. Phoenix, AZ.

Vyas P, Gulati S, Donato AA. Dobutamine stress test induced ventricular tachycardia(To Be) Presented at SGIM National Meeting, May, 2011. Phoenix, AZ

Gulati S, Donato AA. Thrombosis Despite Thrombocytopenia: A Case of Antiphospholipid Syndrome. (To Be) Prsented at SGIM National Meeting, May, 2011, Phoenix, AZ.

Gulati, S, Satyal Chaudhary A, Donato AA. Anemia and Pneumonia- What Caused the Hemolysis? (To Be) Prsented at SGIM National Meeting, May, 2011, Phoenix, AZ.

Gulati G, George DL. Sternoclavicular Septic Arthritis in a Healthy Afebrile Male. (To Be) Prsented at SGIM National Meeting, May, 2011, Phoenix, AZ.

Gulati, G, Alweis RL. E-I-E-I-O: Evaluation of Pulmonary Nodules Leads to a Surprising Conclusion! (To Be) Prsented at SGIM National Meeting, May, 2011, Phoenix, AZ.

Alweis RL, Donato AA. Combining portfolios and competency grids: educational innovation leading to competency based promotion criteria. Presented at Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine National Meeting, April 2011.

Alweis RL. Site visits: lessons learned and things to know. Presented at Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine National Meeting, April 2011.

Lloyd B. TY site visits: lessons learned. Presented at AHME National Meeting, April 2011.

Local/State Regional Presentations for 2010-11

 Gulati S, Gulati G, and Alweis RL. Gastric metastasis from renal cell carcinoma: a forgotten cause of asymptomatic anemia. Presented at Pennsylvania Eastern Regional ACP Associates Meeting, November, 2010.

Ephrussi C and Alweis RL. Off target: multiple sclerosis mistakenly diagnosed as arthritis. Presented at Pennsylvania Eastern Regional ACP Associates Meeting, November, 2010.

Subedee A, Pradhan Shrestha D, Olugbodi A, Olaoye O; Vyas P, Chaudhary A, Kaliyadan, AG, Scheirer, J, Alweis R. Improving chronic opiate management in a resident clinic: a QI project. Presented at Pennsylvania Eastern Regional ACP Associates Meeting, November, 2010.

Jain S and Alweis RL. Glomus tumor presenting as dizziness and tinnitus: An uncommon cause of a common complaint. Presented at Pennsylvania Eastern Regional ACP Associates Meeting, November, 2010.

Kebede A, LaManna M, Alweis RL, Scheirer J, and George D. Lack of Efficacy of Ergocalciferol Treatment. Oral presentation at Pennsylvania Eastern Regional ACP Associates Meeting, November, 2010. Overall winner of resident competition.

Diaz-Fraga J, Badal M, Kaliyadan A, and Alweis RL. Cardiac Myxoma: A Ticking Time Bomb. Presented at Pennsylvania Eastern Regional ACP Associates Meeting, November, 2010.

Badal M, Jain S, and Alweis RL. Syncope related to prolonged qt from sunitinib chemotherapy. Presented at Pennsylvania Eastern Regional ACP Associates Meeting, November, 2010.

Pradhan Shrestha, D and Donato AA. Functional adenocarcinoma with virilizing syndrome. Presented at Regional ACP Annual Meeting, November, 2010

Pradhan Shrestha, D and Donato AA.Pheochromosytoma: rare but curable cause of hypertension. Presented at Regional ACP Annual Meeting, November, 2010

Pradhan Shrestha, D and Donato AA. Plasmapharesis as an alternate treatment in patient with thyroid storm and hepatic dysfunction. Presented at Regional ACP Annual Meeting, November 20, 2010.

Satyal Chaudhary A and Chaudhary A. Heparin-induced thromboses. Presented at Berks County Medical Society Residents Day, April 2011.

Masciocchi, M; Miller, S; Lipman, A; Yancey, A; Denicco, A; George, K and Lloyd, B. Transitioning to symptom-based treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. Presented at Berks County Medical Society Resident Day, April 2011.