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Works from 2018

Mycophenolate induced CNS lymphoma manifesting as mononeuropathy, I Garrahy, P Shrestha, S Rahimian, C Lin, and P Sharma(Poster Presentation - Tower Health Access Only)

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Pancreatic Panniculitis: A Harbinger of Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome From Spontaneous Rupture of Massive Pancreatic Pseudocyst, Anthony A. Donato, Anam Qureshi, and Asad Jehangir(Poster Presentation - Tower Health Access Only)

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Amiodarone-induced myxedema without coma, Theresa Lynn, Catherine Lin, and Rashmi Dhital(Poster Presentation)

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Association of autoimmune thyroid disease and rheumatologic diseases among inpatients: Data from National Inpatient Sample, Rashmi Dhital, Priyadarshani Sharma, and Theresa Lynn(Poster Presentation - Tower Health Access Only)

Hemophagocytic Syndrome in Adults in Association with Rheumatologic Diagnoses: US National Inpatient Trend over Nine Years, P Paudel, R Dhital, and D Poudel(Poster Presentation - Tower Health Access Only)

Hyperthyroidism with Right Heart Failure and Cirrhotic Transformation of the Liver: A Case Report, Rashmi Dhital, Theresa N. Lanham, Catherine Lin, Shivani Vyas, and Izza Mir(Poster Presentation - Tower Health Access Only)

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Non-Hodgkin's thyroid lymphoma in a patient with hyperthyroidism, Theresa Lynn, Rashmi Dhital, and Vasudev Magaji(Poster Presentation)

Quality Improvement: Increasing Rates of Pneumococcal Vaccinations in Type 2 Diabetics, Shelina Malla, Roman Marchenko, Christopher Mercogliano, Stephanie Muir, Colin Peters, Jared Segal, Pooja Shah, and Ryan Zimmerman(Poster Presentation)

The Trend of Utilization of Therapeutic Plasmapheresis among Select Rheumatologic Diseases, R Dhital, T Lynn, P Sharma, S Pyakurel, and D Poudel(Poster Presentation - Tower Health Access Only)

Trend of Osteoporosis and Osteoporotic Fragility Fractures among Select Autoimmune Rheumatologic Diseases: Results from Inpatient Databas, R Dhital, T Lynn, P Shrestha, S Basnet, P Paudel, P Sharma, and P Karmacharya(Poster Presentation - Tower Health Access Only)

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Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Associated with Polycythemia Vera., Sijan Basnet, Priya Rajagopalan, Rashmi Dhital, and Biswaraj Tharu(Article)

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Outcomes of In-hospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Patients with and without History of Heart Transplantation: Results from National Inpatient Sample 2000-2014, Sijan Basnet, Anthony A. Donato, Rashmi Dhital, Biswaraj Tharu, Priyadarshani Sharma, Pragya Shrestha, and Dilli Ram Poudel(Poster Presentation)

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Symmetrical Peripheral Gangrene Associated with Low Output Cardiac Failure, Sijan Basnet, Priya Rajagopalan, Rashmi Dhital, and Ataul Qureshi(Poster Presentation)

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A Systematic Review of the Efficacy and Safety of Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Clostridium Difficile Infection in Immunocompromised Patients, Oluwaseun Shogbesan, Dilli Ram Poudel, Samjeris Victor, Asad Jehangir, Opeyemi Fadahunsi, Gbenga Shogbesan, and Anthony A. Donato(Article)

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Mortality, length of stay and cost of hospitalization among patients with systemic sclerosis: results from the National Inpatient Sample., Dilli Ram Poudel, Michael George, Rashmi Dhital, Paras Karmacharya, Nora Sandorfi, and Chris T Derk(Article)

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Seasonal and regional variation of asthma-related hospitalizations and mortality among adults in the United States., Pragya Shrestha, Dilli R Poudel, Rashmi Dhital, and Paras Karmacharya(Response or Comment)

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Bevacizumab: A Rare Cause of Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy., Oreoluwa Oladiran and Salik Nazir(Article)

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Immunoglobulin G4 Sclerosing Cholangitis: An Unusual Cause of Obstructive Jaundice-Case Report and Literature Review., Pragya Shrestha, Brian Le, Brent Wagner, William Pompella, and Paras Karmacharya(Article)

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Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among rheumatoid arthritis: results from national inpatient database., Rashmi Dhital, Sijan Basnet, Prakash Paudel, Yam Prasad Acharya, and Dilli Ram Poudel(Article)

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Recurrent autoimmune hemolytic anemia in splenic marginal zone lymphoma., Oreoluwa Oladiran, Rashmi Dhital, and Anthony Donato(Article)

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Missense mutation in SLIT2 associated with congenital myopia, anisometropia, connective tissue abnormalities, and obesity., Katherine Y Liu, Jesse D Sengillo, Gabriel Velez, Ruben Jauregui, Lynn Y Sakai, Irene H Maumenee, Alexander G Bassuk, Vinit B Mahajan, and Stephen H Tsang(Article)

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Novel STAT3 Gene Mutation Related Hyper-IgE Syndrome Misdiagnosed as Hidradenitis Suppurativa., Pragya Shrestha, Geetika Sabharwal, and Gisoo Ghaffari(Article)

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A Rare Case of Spontaneous Cardiac Tamponade Induced by Concomitant Use of Rivaroxaban and Amiodarone., Oreoluwa Oladiran, Jared Segal, Ifeanyi Nwosu, and Salik Nazir(Article)

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Primary Hyperparathyroidism in Pregnancy: Successful Parathyroidectomy during First Trimester., Niranjan Tachamo, Bidhya Timilsina, Rashmi Dhital, Theresa Lynn, Vasudev Magaji, and Ilan Gabriely(Article)

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Symmetrical Peripheral Gangrene Associated with Low Output Cardiac Failure, Sijan Basnet, Priya Rajagopalan, Rashmi Dhital, and Ataul Qureshi(Article)

An anticoagulation protocol for use after congenital cardiac surgery, Asha G. Nair, Olubunmi O. Oladunjoye, Cameron C. Trenor, Meena LaRonde, Sarah J. van den Bosch, Lynn A. Sleeper, Christina VanderPluym, Sitaram M. Emani, and John N. Kheir(Article)

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Double vision in adults., Travis Peck and David Goldberg(Article)

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Novel Mutation in Retinitis Pigmentosa GTPase Regulator Gene Causes Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia and Retinitis Pigmentosa., Jesse D Sengillo, Gabrielle Fridman, Galaxy Y Cho, Christie Buchovecky, and Stephen H Tsang(Article)

Partial thromboplastin time is more predictive of bleeding than anti-Xa levels in heparinized pediatric patients after cardiac surgery, Olubunmi O. Oladunjoye, Lynn A. Sleeper, Asha G. Nair, Cameron C. Trenor, Christina VanderPluym, John N. Kheir, and Sitaram M. Emani(Article)

Staged ventricular recruitment in patients with borderline ventricles and large ventricular septal defects, Olubunmi O. Oladunjoye, Breanna Piekarski, Puja Banka, Gerald Marx, Roger E. Breitbart, Pedro J. del Nido, and Sitaram M. Emani(Article)

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Wellens' syndrome: a close call., Nneka Udechukwu, Pragya Shrestha, Muhammad Zeeshan Khan, and Anthony A Donato(Article)

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Daptomycin associated eosinophilic pneumonia: case report and differential diagnoses., Sijan Basnet, Niranjan Tachamo, Rashmi Dhital, and Biswaraj Tharu(Article)

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Multifactorial aetiology for non-uremic calciphylaxis: a case report., Sijan Basnet, Niranjan Tachamo, Rashmi Dhital, and Biswaraj Tharu(Article)

Hypercalcemia associated with cosmetic injections: a systematic review, Niranjan Tachamo, Anthony A. Donato, Bidhya Timilsina, Salik Nazir, Saroj Lohani, Rashmi Dhital, and Sijan Basnet(Poster Presentation)

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Effects of prophylactic anticholinergic medications to decrease extrapyramidal side effects in patients taking acute antiemetic drugs: a systematic review and meta-analysis., Ryan S D'Souza, Christopher Mercogliano, Elizabeth Ojukwu, Shawn D'Souza, Andrew Singles, Jaymin Modi, Alexandra Short, and Anthony Donato(Article)

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Implementing the Multi-Mini Interview model at Your Residency Program. ACOI Congress for Residency Trainers, Ryan Zimmerman, Anthony A. Donato, and Benjamin J. Lloyd(Poster Presentation)

Outcome of Inherited Thrombophilia in Patients Admitted with Acute Coronary Syndrome, Sijan Basnet, Dilli Poudel, Rashmi Dhital, and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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Porencephalic cyst: a rare cause of new-onset seizure in an adult., Anam Qureshi, Asad Jehangir, and Eugene P York(Article)

Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) Disguised as Sepsis, Abdullateef Abdulkareem and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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Effectiveness of Clinical Decision Support for Reducing Unnecessary Hypercoagulability Evaluations in a Large Community Hospital, Abdullateef Abdulkareem, Paras Karmacharya, Ranjan Pathak, and Anthony A. Donato(Abstract)

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Association of aortic valve disease with intestinal angioectasia: data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample., Asad Jehangir, Ranjan Pathak, Anene Ukaigwe, and Anthony A Donato(Article)

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Hypercalcemia associated with cosmetic injections: a systematic review., Niranjan Tachamo, Anthony Donato, Bidhya Timilsina, Salik Nazir, Saroj Lohani, Rashmi Dhital, and Sijan Basnet(Article)

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Trauma-induced adiposis dolorosa (Dercum's disease)., David Hao, Akintomi Olugbodi, Nneka Udechukwu, and Anthony A Donato(Article)

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Outcomes following Transcatheter Transseptal Versus Transapical Mitral Valve-in-Valve and Valve-in-Ring Procedure, Salik Nazir, Anthony A. Donato, Sammy Elmariah, Saroj Lohani, Niranjan Tachamo, Muhammad Sohail Khan, Bidhya Timilsina, and Faraz Khan Luni(Poster Presentation)

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Reply to: Diphenhydramine should be co-administered with intravenous prochlorperazine to prevent akathisia, Ryan S. D'Souza and Anthony A. Donato(Response or Comment)

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Trend and Characteristics of Anaphylaxis-related Hospitalization From 2009-2011: Data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, Pragya Shrestha, Rashmi Dhital, Dilli Poudel, Paras Karmacharya, and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

Outcomes following transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve and valve-in-ring procedures, Salik Nazir(Oral Presentation)

Swollen lips, guts, and glands--Acquired angioedema secondary to non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Pragya Shrestha, Paras Karmacharya, and S. Wexler(Poster Presentation)

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Closed-Eye Visualizations in the Setting of Hyponatremia., Travis Peck, Christopher Mercogliano, and Eugene York(Article)

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Primary thyroid MALToma- a rare diagnosis of an unassuming thyroid nodule., Pragya Shrestha, Kimberly Aderhold, Sharon Swierczynski, Catherine Lin, and Ronald Herb(Article)

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Agranulocytosis Associated with Topiramate: A Case Report and Review of Published Cases., Saroj Lohani, Niranjan Tachamo, Salik Nazir, and Anthony Donato(Article)

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Refractory Abdominal Pain in a Patient with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Be Wary of Acquired Angioedema due to C1 Esterase Inhibitor Deficiency., Abdullateef Abdulkareem, Ryan S D'Souza, Joshua Mundorff, Pragya Shrestha, Oluwaseun Shogbesan, and Anthony Donato(Article)

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Pulmonary Mucormycosis in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Neutropenia., Izza Mir, Sijan Basnet, David Ellsworth, and Elan Mohanty(Article)

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Impact of Hypothyroidism on Occurrence and Outcome of Acute Coronary Syndrome from the National Inpatient Sample., Rashmi Dhital, Sijan Basnet, and Dilli Ram Poudel(Article)

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A case of probable Amiodarone-induced pancreatitis in the treatment of atrial fibrillation: a literature review and case report., Christopher J. Mercogliano, Muhammad Khan, and Mussaber Ahmad(Article)

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Recent Trends in the Incidence of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia: Data from the 2009-2014 National Inpatient Sample, Madan Raj Aryal, Smith Giri, Anthony A. Donato, and Ranjan Pathak(Poster Presentation)

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Effectiveness of Clinical Decision Support for Hypercoagulable Evaluations in One Hospital, Abdullateef Abdulkareem, Ranjan Pathak, Paras Karmacharya, and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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Ischemic Stroke and Impact of Thyroid Profile at Presentation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Observational Studies., Rashmi Dhital, Dilli Ram Poudel, Niranjan Tachamo, Bishal Gyawali, Sijan Basnet, Pragya Shrestha, and Paras Karmacharya(Article)

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Cancer-related microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia., Anthony A Donato, Salik Nazir, Niranjan Tachamo, and Daniel Forman(Article)

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Trend of arthrocentesis utilization among inpatients over 10 years: Data from National Inpatient Sample, Dilli Ram Poudel, Rashmi Dhital, Sijan Basnet, Sushil Ghimire, Pragya Shrestha, Prakash Paudel, Raju Khanal, and Paras Karmacharya(Poster Presentation)

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Seasonal variation in giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica hospitalizations: Data from Nationwide Inpatient Sample, Paras Karmacharya, Dilli Poudel, Pragya Shrestha, Rashmi Dhital, and Raju Khanal(Poster Presentation)

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Comparison of Outcome of Hospitalization in Heart Failure Patients with and without History of Heart Transplantation, Sijan Basnet, Dilli Poudel, Biswaraj Tharu, Rashmi Dhital, and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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Acquired von Willebrand disease associated with monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance, Sijan Basnet, Catherine Lin, Rashmi Dhital, Izza Mir, Elan Mohanty, Biswaraj Tharu, Sushil Ghimire, and Dilli Ram Poudel(Article)

Seasonal and regional variation of asthma-related hospitalization and mortality in the United States, Pragya Shrestha, Dilli Poudel, Rashmi Dhital, Paras Karmacharya, and Sijan Basnet(Poster Presentation)

Chemo-Induced Blindness- A Cautionary Tale, Catherine Lin, A Cochran, Izza Mir, Abdullateef Abdulkareem, and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

Levamisole-induced vasculitis in a Cocaine user, Shelina Malla and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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An extensive chronic aortic dissection presenting with acute embolic stroke., Sijan Basnet, Naba Raj Mainali, Biswaraj Tharu, Rashmi Dhital, and Dilli Ram Poudel(Article)

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In-Hospital Mortality in Hospitalized Patients with Congestive Heart Failure in Relation to Serum Potassium Levels in the US: National Inpatient Sample Analysis, Sijan Basnet, Dilli Poudel, Rashmi Dhital, and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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Gastrointestinal Involvement of Testicular Germ Cell Tumor: A Case Report and Literature Review., Oluwaseun Shogbesan, Abdullateef Abdulkareem, Asad Jehangir, Sunila Byreddy, Sharon Swierczynski, and Anthony A. Donato(Article)

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Spontaneous bilateral carpopedal spasm in a bulimic patient., Niranjan Tachamo, Bidhya Timilsina, Saroj Lohani, and Salik Nazir(Article)

Acquired von Willebrand disease due to Monoclonal Gammopathy of Unknown Significance, Catherine Lin, Sijan Basnet, Rashmi Dhital, Izza Mir, Elan Mohanty, David Ellsworth, Ajay Koirala, Biswaraj Tharu, Sushil Ghimire, Dilli Poudel, and Ryan Zimmerman(Poster Presentation)

AGEP overlap induced by Plaquenil, Christopher Mercogliano, Muhammad Khan, Catherine Lin, Elan Mohanty, and Ryan Zimmerman(Poster Presentation)

A Severe Drug Reaction and Unknown Dermatologic Emergency, Christopher Mercogliano, Muhammad Khan, Catherine Lin, Elan Mohanty, and Ryan Zimmerman(Poster Presentation)

Pulmonary mucormycosis in CLL and neutropenia, Izza Mir, David Ellsworth, Elan Mohanty, Sijan Basnet, and Ryan Zimmerman(Poster Presentation)

Recurrent Stroke-like Symptoms in the Setting of Mediastinal Adenopathy, David Ellsworth, Christopher Mercogliano, and Ryan Zimmerman(Poster Presentation)

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A Case of Rituximab-Induced Necrotizing Fasciitis and a Review of the Literature., Abdullateef Abdulkareem, Ryan S D'Souza, Anthony Donato, and Oluwaseun Shogbesan(Article)

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Spontaneous HIT syndrome post-knee replacement surgery with delayed recovery of thrombocytopenia: a case report and literature review., Dilli Ram Poudel, Sushil Ghimire, Rashmi Dhital, Daniel A Forman, and Theodore E Warkentin(Article)

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A rare case of pulmonary toxoplasmosis in a patient with undifferentiated inflammatory arthritis on chronic methotrexate and corticosteroid therapy., Abdullateef Abdulkareem, Ryan Steven D'Souza, Nitin Patel, and Anthony A Donato(Article)

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Pembrolizumab-Associated Hypothyroidism: Case Report and Review of Literature, Niranjan Tachamo, Saroj Lohani, Salik Nazir, Rishikesh Joshi, and Mrunalini Deshmukh(Article)

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Reply: Permanent Pacemaker Implantation Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement., Opeyemi O Fadahunsi, Abiola Olowoyeye, Anene Ukaigwe, Zhuokai Li, Amit N Vora, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Eric Elgin, and Anthony Donato(Response or Comment)

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Dry Eye Syndrome in Menopause and Perimenopausal Age Group., Travis Peck, Leslie Olsakovsky, and Shruti Aggarwal(Article)

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Hypersensitivity pneumonitis: an overlooked cause of cough and dyspnea., Ryan S. D'souza and Anthony A. Donato(Article)

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Acute myocardial infarction and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome: a systematic review., Salik Nazir, Niranjan Tachamo, Saroj Lohani, Rittu Hingorani, Dilli Ram Poudel, and Anthony Donato(Article)

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Large ASD with deficient rim, device embolization, retrieval and repeat transcatheter closure, Zainab Mahmoud, Priyadarshani Sharma, O. Ayah, T. Barry, and Sheldon Goldberg(Poster Presentation)

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Safety of Antria Cell Preparation Process to Enhance Facial Fat Grafting with Adipose Derived Stem Cells, Francis Johns, Shah Rahimian, Leonard Maliver, David Bizousky, Timothy Johnson, Lee Quist, Rahul Gore, Dudley McNitt, and Shoja Rahimian(Article)

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Acquired angioedema masquerading as abdominal and joint pain: c1 esterase deficiency secondary to cryptic lymphoma, Abdullateef Abdulkareem, Anthony A. Donato, Oluwaseun Shogbesan, Elan Mohanty, and Joshua Mundorff(Poster Presentation)

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Confusion and seizure as a presentation of neurocysticercosis, Shabana Ansari and Anthony Donato(Poster Presentation)

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Life-threatening babesiosis treated with exchange transfusion, Shabana Ansari and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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PAROTITIS IN A YOUNG IMMIGRANT AS A HARBINGER OF AN IMPORTANT HIGHLY INFECTIOUS DISEASE, Shabana Ansari and Anthony Donato(Poster Presentation)

Practice Improvement Project: Increasing HCV testing pre-Pennsylvania Mandatory Testing, Oluwaseun Shogbesan, Priya Rajagopalan, N. Yueh, Brian Chwiecko, Abdullateef Abdulkareem, Christopher Mercogliano, L. Rentschler, H. Graeff, Ryan Zimmerman, and M. Gabriely(Poster Presentation)

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Reply to: Catecholamine in Takotsubo syndrome., Salik Nazir, Saroj Lohani, Niranjan Tachamo, and Anthony Donato(Letter to the Editor)

Cancer recurrence with perioperative Dexamethasone vs placebo in patients undergoing curative cancer resection surgery, R D'Souza, Anthony A. Donato, and R Johnson(Poster Presentation)

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Internal Medicine Program Directors' Perceptions of the "All In" Match Rule: A Cross-Sectional Survey., Richard Alweis, Muhammad Sohail Khan, Sapna Kuehl, Thomas Wasser, and Anthony A. Donato(Article)

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Statin-Associated Autoimmune Myopathy: A Systematic Review of 100 Cases., Salik Nazir, Saroj Lohani, Niranjan Tachamo, Dilli Ram Poudel, and Anthony Donato(Article)

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It's not what it looks like: atypical rash in cryoglobulinaemic vasculitis., Tyler Gleason, Sushil Ghimire, and Susmita Paladugu(Article)

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PREVALENCE OF ACUTE VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM IN PATIENTS ADMITTED WITH HEART FAILURE IN THE UNITED STATES: ANALYSIS FROM NATIONAL INPATIENT SAMPLE 2004-2013, Sijan Basnet, Rashmi Dhital, Dilli Poudel, and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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Acute Psychosis As A Harbinger Of A Tumor: A Case of Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis, Tyler Gleason and Anthony A. Donato(Article)

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Acute intermittent porphyria: a test of clinical acumen., Rashmi Dhital, Sijan Basnet, Dilli Ram Poudel, and Khema Raj Bhusal(Article)

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Shigella sonnei Bacteremia Presenting With Profound Hepatic Dysfunction, Oluwaseun Shogbesan, Andrew Rettew, Bilal Shaikh, Abdullateef Abdulkareem, and Anthony Donato(Article)

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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy associated with epinephrine use: A systematic review and meta-analysis., Salik Nazir, Saroj Lohani, Niranjan Tachamo, Sushil Ghimire, Dilli Ram Poudel, and Anthony Donato(Article)