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Works from 2017

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Medical and Economic Burden of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia: A Retrospective Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Study., Ranjan Pathak, Vijaya Raj Bhatt, Paras Karmacharya, Madan Raj Aryal, and Anthony A. Donato(Article)

Persistent Corneal Decompensation due to Anterior Dislocation of Soemmering Ring Cataract., Travis Peck, Shruti Aggarwal, and Sandra Johnson(Article)

Works from 2016

Mixed Cryoglobulinemia Associated with Hepatitis C infection as a cause of Acute Kidney Injury, Priya Rajagopalan and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

Quality Improvement Project on Venous Thromboembolism, Ranjan Pathak, Paras Karmacharya, and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

Takatsubo Cardiomyopathy Associated with Epinephrine Use: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Salik Nazir, Saroj Lohani, Niranjan Tachamo, Sushil Ghimire, Dilli Ram Poudel, and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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Design of a clinical competency committee to maximize formative feedback., Anthony A. Donato, Richard Alweis, and Suzanne Wenderoth(Article)

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Risk of acute gout among active smokers: data from nationwide inpatient sample., Dilli Ram Poudel, Paras Karmacharya, and Anthony A. Donato(Article)

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Incident Risk of Acute Gout Among Active Smokers: Data from Nationwide Inpatient Sample, Dilli Poudel, Paras Karmacharya, and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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Incidence, Predictors, and Outcomes of Permanent Pacemaker Implantation Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Analysis From the U.S. Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American College of Cardiology TVT Registry., Opeyemi O Fadahunsi, Abiola Olowoyeye, Anene Ukaigwe, Zhuokai Li, Amit N Vora, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Eric Elgin, and Anthony Donato(Article)

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A Case of Two Rarities: Budd-Chiari Syndrome and Primary Splenic Angiosarcoma, Oluwaseun Shogbesan, Bilal Shaikh, Anthony A. Donato, Andrew Rettew, Asad Jehangir, and Dilli Ram Poudel(Poster Presentation)

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Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Clostridium difficile Infections in Immunocompromised Patients: A Systematic Review, Oluwaseun Shogbesan and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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From Information to Knowledge: How Medication Learning Optimizes Patient Outcomes, Anthony A. Donato and Gregory Hood(Article)

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Acute Heart Failure Secondary to Isolated Cardiac Sarcoidosis, Priya Rajagopalan and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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An Unholy Alliance: “Spotless” Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Shigella sonnei Bacteremia, Oluwaseun Shogbesan and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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Diagnosing Yersinia Enterocolitis under the Disguise of Pseudoappendicitis, Shoja Rahimian and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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A systematic review of splenic injuries during colonoscopies: Evolving trends in presentation and management., Asad Jehangir, Dilli Ram Poudel, Anirudh Masand-Rai, and Anthony A. Donato(Article)

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The special plate, Anthony A. Donato(Article)

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In patients with new suspected angina, the 7-item PISA model predicted 10-year risk for coronary mortality., Anthony A. Donato(Article)

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Ablation of Complex Fractionated Atrial Electrograms for Atrial Fibrillation Rhythm Control: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis., Opeyemi Fadahunsi, Taiwo Talabi, Abiola Olowoyeye, Anthony Iluyomade, Oluwaseun Shogbesan, and Anthony Donato(Article)

A Systematic Review of Splenic Injuries During Colonoscopies, Asad Jehangir, Dilli Poudel, Anirudh Masand-Rai, and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

Hypokalemia with Alkalosis as a sign of an important systemic Illness, Salik Nazir, Stephen Melnick, Anthony A. Donato, Rittu Hingorani, and Richard Alweis(Poster Presentation)

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Severe Anion Gap Metabolic Acidosis Associated with Initiation of a Very Low-Carbohydrate Diet, Asad Jehangir, Ahmed Salman, Sachin Gupta, and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

“Subarachnoid Fat Emboli: A Rare Cause of Fall-Related Delirium”, Asad Jehangir, Shoaib B. Fareedy, Qasim Jehangir, and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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Vibrio vulnificus infection and liver cirrhosis: a potentially lethal combination., Salik Nazir, Krysta Brown, Ann Kyungwohn Shin, and Anthony A. Donato(Article)

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RS3PE revisited: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 331 cases., Paras Karmacharya, Anthony A Donato, Madan R Aryal, Sushil Ghimire, Ranjan Pathak, Kalpana Shah, Pragya Shrestha, Dilli Poudel, Thomas Wasser, Ananta Subedi, Smith Giri, Leena Jalota, and Alejandro Olivé(Article)

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Outcomes of Permanent Pacemaker Implantation Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Analysis of the STS/ACC TVT RegistryTM, Opeyemi Fadahunsi, Abiola Olowoyeye, Anene Ukaigwe, Zhuokai Li, Amit N Vora, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Eric Elgin, and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

Beyond MUDPILES: Pyroglutamic Acidosis, an Overlooked Cause of Metabolic Acidosis, Oluwaseun Shogbesan and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

Increasing Use of Home Health Services Among Patients Admitted with Heart Failure in the US, Ranjan Pathak, A Ukiagwe, Anene Ukaigwe, Smith Giri, and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

Typical HUS: supportive treatment, plasma exchange, or monoclonal antibody?, Oluwaseun Shogbesan and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

When Iron is not your Friend: Necrotizing Fasciitis in a Septiciemic Patient with Liver Cirrhosis, Krysta Brown, Salik Nazir, and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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Seasonal variation in acute gouty arthritis: data from Nationwide Inpatient Sample., Paras Karmacharya, Ranjan Pathak, Madan Raj Aryal, Smith Giri, and Anthony A. Donato(Article)

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Use of Varenicline in Smokeless Tobacco Cessation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis., Jessica Schwartz, Opeyemi Fadahunsi, Rittu Hingorani, Naba Raj Mainali, Adetokunbo Oluwasanjo, Madan Raj Aryal, and Anthony Donato(Article)

Works from 2015

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Effectiveness of iterative interventions to increase research productivity in one residency program., Richard Alweis, Suzanne Wenderoth, and Anthony A. Donato(Article)

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Medical and Economic Burden of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia: Data from the National Inpatient Sample 2009-2011, Ranjan Pathak, Vijaya Raj Bhatt, Paras Karmacharya, Madan R Aryal, Anthony A. Donato, and Smith Giri(Poster Presentation)

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Meta-analysis on efficacy and safety of new oral anticoagulants for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in elderly elective postarthroplasty patients., Ranjan Pathak, Smith Giri, Paras Karmacharya, Madan Raj Aryal, Sushil Ghimire, Asad Jehangir, Bilal Shaikh, Andrew Rettew, and Anthony A Donato(Article)

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Rituximab-induced serum sickness: A systematic review., Paras Karmacharya, Dilli Ram Poudel, Ranjan Pathak, Anthony A. Donato, Sushil Ghimire, Smith Giri, Madan Raj Aryal, and Clifton O Bingham(Article)

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ACP Journal Club: in AF requiring warfarin interruption, no bridging was noninferior to anticoagulation bridging for thromboembolism., Anthony A. Donato(Article)

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Order of curricular interventions in recognition of haematopathological images., Shuchi Gulati, Thomas Wasser, and Anthony A. Donato(Article)

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Incremental Benefit of Ablation of Complex Fractionated Atrial Electrograms for Afib Control: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Opeyemi Fadahunsi, Oluwaseun Shogbesan, T Talabi, and Anthony A. Donato(Abstract)

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Association of Aortic Valve Disease Associated With Bleeding Arteriovenous Malformations of the Gastrointestinal Tract: Data From the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, Asad Jehangir, Ranjan Pathak, and Anthony A. Donato(Abstract)

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Post-polypectomy electrocoagulation syndrome: a rare cause of acute abdominal pain., Asad Jehangir, Kyle M. Bennett, Andrew C. Rettew, Opeyemi Fadahunsi, Bilal Shaikh, and Anthony A. Donato(Article)

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YouTube as a Source of Information on Ebola Virus Disease., Ranjan Pathak, Dilli Ram Poudel, Paras Karmacharya, Amrit Pathak, Madan Raj Aryal, Maryam Mahmood, and Anthony A. Donato(Article)

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Rater perceptions of bias using the Multiple Mini-Interview format: a qualitative study, Anthony A. Donato, Richard L. Alweis, and Caroline Fitzpatrick(Article)

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Professional identity formation in medical education for humanistic, resilient physicians: pedagogic strategies for bridging theory to practice., Hedy S Wald, David Anthony, Tom A Hutchinson, Stephen Liben, Mark Smilovitch, and Anthony A Donato(Article)

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Validity and Feasibility of the Minicard Direct Observation Tool in 1 Training Program., Anthony A. Donato, Yoon Soo Park, David L George, Alan Schwartz, and Rachel Yudkowsky(Article)

Efficacy of Electronic Implantable Hemodynamic Monitoring in Chronic Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Anene Ukaigwe, Paras Karmacharya, and Anthony A. Donato(Abstract - Tower Health Access Only)

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Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia during dialysis, Oluwaseun Shogbesan, Anene Ukaigwe, Adetokunbo Oluwasanjo, and Anthony A. Donato(Abstract)

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Rituximab induced Serum Sickness: A systematic review and Meta-Analysis, Paras Karmacharya, Dilli Ram Poudel, Ranjan Pathak, Sushil Ghimire, Madan Aryal, Shawn Potteiger, and Anthony A. Donato(Abstract)

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Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome: An acute angle causing chronic abdominal pain, Oluwaseun Shogbesan, Adetokunbo Oluwasanjo, Anene Ukaigwe, and Anthony A. Donato(Abstract)

Effect of Statins on mortality of critically ill patients: systematic review and meta-analysis, Paras Karmacharya, Dilli Ram Poudel, Ranjan Pathak, Smith Giri, Leena Jalota, Sushil Ghimire, Pragya Shrestha, Anene Ukaigwe, Asad Jehangir, Shirin Shah, Madan Aryal, and Anthony A. Donato(Abstract - Tower Health Access Only)

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All systems red, Paras Karmacharya, Anthony A Donato, Madan Raj Aryal, Ranjan Pathak, Michael Goonewardene, and Peter Valent(Article)

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A heart too tightly hugged, Rittu Hingorani and Anthony A. Donato(Abstract)

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Amiodarone Toxicity Presenting as New Ascites and Weight Loss, Asad Jehangir, Bilal Shaikh, and Anthony A. Donato(Abstract - Tower Health Access Only)

Ampullary Tumor Presenting as Acute Pancreatitis, Oluwaseun Shogbesan, C Espana-Schmidt, Naba Mainali, and Anthony A. Donato(Abstract - Tower Health Access Only)

Implementation of Evidence-Based, Goal-Directed Therapy in Sepsis: A Quality Improvement Project, Paras Karmacharya, Maryam Mahmood, and Anthony A. Donato(Abstract - Tower Health Access Only)

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Comparison between saddle versus non-saddle pulmonary embolism: insights from nationwide inpatient sample., Ranjan Pathak, Smith Giri, Paras Karmacharya, Madan Raj Aryal, and Anthony A Donato(Article)

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A review of learner impact on faculty productivity, Jeremy Ellis and Richard Alweis(Article)

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Evaluation of Trends of Inpatient Hospitalisation for Significant Haemorrhage in Patients Anticoagulated for Atrial Fibrillation before and after the Release of Novel Anticoagulants., Madan Badal, Madan Raj Aryal, Joan Mege, Ashok Chaudhary, and Anthony A Donato(Article)

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Factors Supporting and Inhibiting Adherence to HIV Medication Regimen in Women: A Qualitative Analysis of Patient Interviews., Oluwakemi Fagbami, Adetokunbo Oluwasanjo, Carrie Fitzpatrick, Rebecca Fairchild, Ann Shin, and Anthony Donato(Article)

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Interventions to increase physician efficiency and comfort with an electronic health record system., Leena Jalota, Mada Raj Aryal, Maryam Mahmood, Thomas Wasser, and Anthony A. Donato(Article)

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Primary Cutaneous Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma Not Otherwise Specified: A Rapidly Progressive Variant of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma., Kimberly Aderhold, Lisa Carpenter, Krysta Brown, and Anthony Donato(Article)

Works from 2014

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Predictors of in-hospital mortality in tumor lysis syndrome, Ranjan Pathak, Smith Giri, Madan Raj Aryal, Paras Karmacharya, Prakash Thapalyia, and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

Medical and economic burden of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, Ranjan Pathak, Paras Karmacharya, Vijaya Raj Bhatt, Madan R Aryal, and Anthony A. Donato(Abstract - Tower Health Access Only)

Postpolypectomy Electrocoagulation Syndrome Mimicking Abdominal Perforation, K Bennett, A Rettew, Opeyemi Fadahunsi, and Anthony A. Donato(Abstract - Tower Health Access Only)

Seasonal variation in acute gouty arthritis: Data from Nationwide Inpatient Sample, Paras Karmacharya, Ranjan Pathak, Madan R Aryal, Smith Giri, and Anthony A. Donato(Abstract - Tower Health Access Only)

Signs of Dermatoses Suspicious for Malignancy: A case report of a Rapidly Progressive Variant of Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma, K Williams and Anthony A. Donato(Abstract - Tower Health Access Only)

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Fibrinolysis in intermediate risk pulmonary embolism: too much risk for too little reward?, Paras Karmacharya, Ranjan Pathak, Madan Raj Aryal, and Anthony A Donato(Article)

Meta-analysis on Efficacy and Safety of New Oral Anticoagulants for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Elderly Post-arthroplasty Patients, Ranjan Pathak, Smith Giri, and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation - Tower Health Access Only)

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Babesiosis in Eastern Pennsylvania: an emerging concern, Maryam Mahmood and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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Timing of Antiretroviral Therapy in Patients with Active Tuberculosis: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, Maryam Mahmood and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

Academic Internal Medicine Week, Richard Alweis, Suzanne Wenderoth, and Anthony A. Donato(Abstract - Tower Health Access Only)

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Mortality in intra-aortic balloon pump therapy in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock: data from nationwide inpatient sample., Ranjan Pathak, Madan Raj Aryal, Paras Karmacharya, and Anthony A Donato(Article)

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Meta-analysis of efficacy and safety of rivaroxaban compared with warfarin or dabigatran in patients undergoing catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation., Madan Raj Aryal, Anene Ukaigwe, Anil Pandit, Paras Karmacharya, Rajesh Pradhan, Naba Raj Mainali, Ranjan Pathak, Leena Jalota, Yashoda Bhandari, and Anthony Donato(Article)

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Meta-analysis on efficacy of statins for prevention of contrast-induced acute kidney injury in patients undergoing coronary angiography., Anene Ukaigwe, Paras Karmacharya, Maryam Mahmood, Ranjan Pathak, Madan Raj Aryal, Leena Jalota, and Anthony A. Donato(Article)

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Weekend versus weekday mortality in myocardial infarction in the United States: data from healthcare cost and utilization project nationwide inpatient sample., Ranjan Pathak, Paras Karmacharya, Madan Raj Aryal, and Anthony A Donato(Article)

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Significance of Elevated Troponin in Patients with Isolated Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA): A Retrospective Study, Naba Mainali, Deepika Shrestha, and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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Costs and mortality associated with atrial fibrillation complicated by myocardial infarction in the United States., Ranjan Pathak, Paras Karmacharya, Madan Raj Aryal, and Anthony Donato(Article)

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Direct observation of residents: a model for an assessment system., Anthony A. Donato(Article)

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Seasonal and regional variation in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy., Madan Raj Aryal, Ranjan Pathak, Paras Karmacharya, and Anthony A. Donato(Article)

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Acute urinary retention due to sacral herpes zoster, Maryam Mahmood and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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A tremor with Grave Consequences, Asad Jehangir, Bilal Shaikh, Ahmed Salman, and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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Internal Carotid Artery Dissection – A Classic Presentation, Opeyemi Fadahunsi, Joelle Lauchner, Ana Abaroa-Salvatierra, and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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K2, spice the gut don’t like: Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome due to the Synthetic Cannabinoid K2, Anene Ukiagwe, Paras Karmacharya, and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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Resistant hypoglycemia from glyburide-ciprofloxacin interaction, Suzanne Supplee and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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Uncommon Cause of Common Problem: Testicular tumor leading to GI hemorrhage, Naba Mainali, Madan Aryal, and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

Intern performance in communication skills on an OSCE after implementation of the Multiple Mini-Interview Model (MMI) for residency program recruitment, R Alweis, Anthony A. Donato, and T Wasser(Abstract - Tower Health Access Only)

Implementation of evidence based early goal directed therapy in sepsis: A Quality Improvement Project, Leena Jalota, Suzanne Supplee, Paras Karmacharya, Ahmed Salman, Maryam Mahmood, Ana Abaroa-Salvatierra, Asad Jehangir, Ryan Zimmerman, and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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Self-directed study using MP3 players to improve auscultation proficiency of physicians: a randomized, controlled trial., Anthony A. Donato, Antony Kaliyadan, and Thomas Wasser(Article)

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Efficacy of High-dose Statin for Prevention of Contrast- Induced Nephropathy (CIN) in Patients Undergoing Coronary Angiography: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials, Anene Ukiagwe, Madan Aryal, Paras Karmacharya, Maryam Mahmood, Leena Jalota, and Anthony A. Donato(Abstract)

Interventions to Increase Physician Acceptance and Efficacy of a New EMR and Ordering System, Leena Jalota and Anthony A. Donato(Abstract)

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A Gut Gone to Pot: A Case of Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome due to K2, a Synthetic Cannabinoid., Anene Ukaigwe, Paras Karmacharya, and Anthony A. Donato(Article)

Works from 2013

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Mesenteric vein thrombosis in a patient heterozygous for factor V Leiden and G20210A prothrombin genotypes., Paras Karmacharya, Madan Raj Aryal, and Anthony A. Donato(Article)

Efficacy and Safety of Dabigatran Compared with Warfarin in Patients Undergoing Catheter Ablation for Atrial Arrhythmias: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, Madan Aryal, Leena Jolata, and Anthony A. Donato(Abstract - Tower Health Access Only)

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Use of portfolios for assessment of resident teaching skills., Anthony A. Donato and Ilene Harris(Article)

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Sun, iron, alcohol and intrinsic liver disease: a recipe for failure., Michael J. Plakke, Sarah Haseltine Van Tassel, and Anthony A. Donato(Article)

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Never too early for the opportunists!, Anup Subedee, William Kimmel, and Anthony A. Donato(Article)

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Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome with Severe Thrombocytopenia: A Conundrum in Anticoagulation, Madan Aryal and Anthony A. Donato(Abstract)

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All that is Transient is Not TIA, Sarah H. Van Tassel and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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An unusual cause of paralysis, Patrick Quinlan and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)

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An unusual presentation of an acoustic neuroma - bilateral papilledema without hydrocephalus, Maryam Mahmood and Anthony A. Donato(Poster Presentation)