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Research

Mary Naglak, RD, PhD,
Academic Research
Specialist

All categorical residents are required to complete a scholarly research project by the end of their residency. Residents identify a project and then choose a clinical faculty mentor to guide them throughout the research process. Additionally, the department has a faculty member dedicated to assist all residents and faculty in their research endeavors including, but not limited to, the development of study design and methodology as well as statistical analysis and interpretation of results. Monthly presentations are available to residents covering topics ranging from Writing a research proposal to Manuscript Questions and Preparing a presentation.

Categorical residentsIn addition to presenting their research at Jefferson Abington Hospital's Annual Research Symposium, many residents submit abstracts to the regional and national research competitions of the American College of Physicians as well as other professional and subspecialty forums. A number of residents have had research studies as well as case reports published in peer reviewed journals.

Awards and Honors

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Peer Review Articles

2021 PubMed Citations

Efficacy and safety of recently approved drugs for sickle cell disease: a review of clinical trials. Ali MA, Ahmad A, Chaudry H, Aiman W, Aamir S, Anwar MY, Khan A. Exp Hematol. 2020 Dec;92:11-18.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.exphem.2020.08.008. Epub 2020 Aug 22. PMID: 32841705 Free PMC article. Review.

COVID-19 cardiovascular epidemiology, cellular pathogenesis, clinical manifestations and management. Sattar Y, Ullah W, Rauf H, Virk HUH, Yadav S, Chowdhury M, Connerney M, Mamtani S, Pahuja M, Patel RD, Mir T, Almas T, Moussa Pacha H, Chadi Alraies M. Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc. 2020 Jul 14;29:100589. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcha.2020.100589. eCollection 2020 Aug. PMID: 32724831 Free PMC article. Review. 

A Case of Docetaxel-Induced Rhabdomyolysis. Thalambedu N, Atiq MU, Patel S. Cureus. 2020 Jul 25;12(7):e9380. doi: 10.7759/cureus.9380. PMID: 32855894 Free PMC article.

Predictability of CRP and D-Dimer levels for in-hospital outcomes and mortality of COVID-19. Ullah W, Thalambedu N, Haq S, Saeed R, Khanal S, Tariq S, Roomi S, Madara J, Boigon M, Haas DC, Fischman DL. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2020 Sep 3;10(5):402-408. doi: 10.1080/20009666.2020.1798141. PMID: 33235672 Free PMC article.

Is therapeutic anticoagulation improving renal outcomes in COVID-19? Roomi S, Ullah W, Farooq S, Saeed R, Haq S, Ashfaq AA. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2020 Aug 2;10(4):306-309. doi: 10.1080/20009666.2020.1785995. PMID: 32850085 Free PMC article.

Complications of leadless vs conventional (lead) artificial pacemakers - a retrospective review. Sattar Y, Ullah W, Roomi S, Rauf H, Mukhtar M, Ahmad A, Ali Z, Abedin MS, Alraies MC. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2020 Aug 2;10(4):328-333. doi: 10.1080/20009666.2020.1786901. PMID: 32850090 Free PMC article. Review. 

A Mysterious Paratracheal Mass: Parathyroid Carcinoma. Zhang Q, Shan KS, Gopisetti N, Yoon T, Iqbal I. Cureus. 2020 Jul 11;12(7):e9126. doi: 10.7759/cureus.9126. PMID: 32789067 Free PMC article. 

Takotsubo syndrome vs anterior STEMI electrocardiography; a meta-analysis and systematic review. Mir T, Prakash P, Sattar Y, Ahmad U, Pervez E, Javed A, Khan MS, Ullah W, Pacha HM, Pahuja M, Lohia P, Alraies MC. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2020 Nov;18(11):819-825. doi: 10.1080/14779072.2020.1813027. Epub 2020 Sep 3. PMID: 32880506

Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis: A Disguise In Multifocal Septic Arthritis. Abideen ZU, Bhatti RM, Khalid F, Jaan A, Ahmed Z. Cureus. 2020 Nov 8;12(11):e11375. doi: 10.7759/cureus.11375. PMID: 33312777 Free PMC article.

Pulmonary Hypertension and Transbronchial Lung Biopsy: Does It Increase the Risk of Hemorrhage? Lashari BH, Asai M, Alswealmeen W, Hodge C, Ripley-Hager C, Patel RK. Cureus. 2020 Jul 9;12(7):e9084. doi: 10.7759/cureus.9084. PMID: 32789034 Free PMC article.

COVID-19 Presenting as Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Complicated with Atrial Fibrillation. Sattar Y, Connerney M, Ullah W, Philippou A, Slack D, McCarthy B, Kroll S, Luddington S, Ruiz Maya T, Alraies MC. Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc. 2020 Jul 10;29:100580. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcha.2020.100580. eCollection 2020 Aug. PMID: 32685662 Free PMC article. No abstract available.

A Twist in Crohn's Disease: A Rare Case of Gastric Volvulus. Abideen ZU, Bhatti RM, Jaan A, Ahmed Z, Laghari P. Cureus. 2020 Aug 31;12(8):e10158. doi: 10.7759/cureus.10158. PMID: 33014654 Free PMC article.

The efficacy and safety of transradial and transfemoral approach in treatment of coronary chronic total occlusion: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Soud M, SayedAhmad Z, Kajy M, Alahdab F, Darmoch F, Al-Khadra Y, Pacha HM, Sattar Y, Ullah W, King F, Saad AB, Alhatemi G, Hakim Z, Ali OE, Glazier JJ, Alraies MC. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2020 Nov;18(11):809-817. doi: 10.1080/14779072.2020.1813025. Epub 2020 Oct 27. PMID: 32825807

Medical therapy vs early revascularization in diabetics with chronic total occlusions: A meta-analysis and systematic review. Khan MS, Sami F, Singh H, Ullah W, Al-Dabbas M, Changal KH, Mir T, Ali Z, Kabour A. World J Cardiol. 2020 Nov 26;12(11):559-570. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v12.i11.559. PMID: 33312441 Free PMC article.

Safety and Efficacy of Colchicine in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Ullah W, Gowda SN, Fischman D. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2021 Feb;23:1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.carrev.2020.06.004. Epub 2020 Jun 6. PMID: 32553442

Trends and Predictors of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Related In-Hospital Mortality (From the National Inpatient Sample Database). Ullah W, Zahid S, Hamzeh I, Birnbaum Y, Virani SS, Alam M. Am J Cardiol. 2021 Mar 15;143:97-103. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2020.12.031. Epub 2020 Dec 30. PMID: 33359229

False, Reversed but Not True: A Curious Case of Hyperkalemia. Jafar MS, Thalambedu N, Kolandra L, Roomi S. Cureus. 2020 Aug 27;12(8):e10066. doi: 10.7759/cureus.10066. PMID: 33005500 Free PMC article.

Systemic Sclerosis: Current State and Survival After Lung Transplantation. Minalyan A, Gabrielyan L, Khanal S, Basyal B, Derk C. Cureus. 2021 Jan 20;13(1):e12797. doi: 10.7759/cureus.12797. PMID: 33628666 Free PMC article. Review.

A giant coronary artery ectasia successfully managed conservatively. Ullah W, Shaukat M, Ahmad A, Ali Z, Mukhtar M, Ur Rashid M. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2020 Aug 2;10(4):343-345. doi: 10.1080/20009666.2020.1773710. PMID: 32850094 Free PMC article.

Hamman-Rich Syndrome: A Diagnosis of Exclusion in the COVID-19 Pandemic. Zhang Q, Raza A, Chan V, Minalyan A, Madara J. Cureus. 2020 Aug 19;12(8):e9866. doi: 10.7759/cureus.9866. PMID: 32963907 Free PMC article.

Effects of left ventricular assist device on pulmonary functions and pulmonary hemodynamics: A meta-analysis. waqasullah.dr@gmail.com. Ullah W, Meizinger C, Ali Z, Panchal A, Saeed R, Haas DC, Rame E. World J Cardiol. 2020 Nov 26;12(11):550-558. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v12.i11.550. PMID: 33312440 Free PMC article.

Safety and efficacy of soluble guanylate cyclase stimulators in patients with heart failure: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Ullah W, Mukhtar M, Al-Mukhtar A, Saeed R, Boigon M, Haas D, Rame E. World J Cardiol. 2020 Oct 26;12(10):501-512. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v12.i10.501. PMID: 33173569 Free PMC article.

Gemcitabine induced pneumonitis: a case report and review of literature. Thalambedu N, El-Habr AH. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2020 Oct 29;10(6):579-582. doi: 10.1080/20009666.2020.1811071. PMID: 33194133 Free PMC article.

A Silent Fatal Presentation of Pulmonary Embolism: Reflection and Discussion. Zhang Q, Abideen ZU, Shan KS, Yoon T, Farooq M. Cureus. 2020 Jun 24;12(6):e8813. doi: 10.7759/cureus.8813. PMID: 32742829 Free PMC article. 

Safety and efficacy of coronary intravascular lithotripsy for calcified coronary arteries- a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sattar Y, Ullah W, Mir T, Biswas S, Titus A, Darmoch F, Pacha HM, Mohamed MO, Kwok CS, Fischman DL, Bagur R, Mamas MA, Alraies MC. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2021 Jan;19(1):89-98. doi: 10.1080/14779072.2021.1845143. Epub 2020 Dec 9. PMID: 33135511

COVID-19 Complicated by Acute Pulmonary Embolism and Right-Sided Heart Failure. Ullah W, Saeed R, Sarwar U, Patel R, Fischman DL. JACC Case Rep. 2020 Jul 15;2(9):1379-1382. doi: 10.1016/j.jaccas.2020.04.008. Epub 2020 Apr 17. PMID: 32313884 Free PMC article.

Outcomes of percutaneous intervention in in-stent versus de-novo chronic total occlusion: a meta-analysis. Mir T, Ullah W, Sattar Y, Al-Khadra Y, Darmoch F, Pacha HM, Alraies MC. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2020 Nov;18(11):827-833. doi: 10.1080/14779072.2020.1813026. Epub 2020 Aug 31. PMID: 32842807

Transcatheter Versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Renal Transplant Patients: A Meta-Analysis. Mir T, Darmoch F, Ullah W, Sattar Y, Hakim Z, Pacha HM, Fouad L, Gardi D, Glazier JJ, Zehr K, Alraies MC. Cardiol Res. 2020 Oct;11(5):280-285. doi: 10.14740/cr1092. Epub 2020 Aug 1. PMID: 32849962 Free PMC article.

Safety and Efficacy of Apixaban, Rivaroxaban, and Warfarin in End-Stage Renal Disease With Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Abdullah HM, Ullah W, Jafar MS, van Zyl M, Saeed R, Alam M, Alraies MC, Fischman DL. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2021 Sep;30:26-32. doi: 10.1016/j.carrev.2020.09.041. Epub 2020 Oct 3. PMID: 34420589

Coronary intravascular lithotripsy for coronary artery calcifications- systematic review of cases. Sattar Y, Ullah W, Virk HUH, Doshi R, Rauf H, Desai H, Panchal A, Nasir M, Almas T, Ullah I, Pacha HM, Zaher N, Alraies MC. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2021 Mar 23;11(2):200-205. doi: 10.1080/20009666.2021.1883219. PMID: 33889320 Free PMC article. Review.

An unusual case of fungal ball on implantable cardioverter defibrillator wire and literature review. Rauf H, Ullah W, Roomi S, Ahmad A, Sattar Y, Ali Z, Gopisetti N. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2020 Aug 2;10(4):340-342. doi: 10.1080/20009666.2020.1772669. PMID: 32850093 Free PMC article.

The Awareness of Negative Pressure Pulmonary Edema in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. Zhang Q, Vayalumkal J, Ricely J, Elrod S, Raza A. Cureus. 2020 Sep 4;12(9):e10251. doi: 10.7759/cureus.10251. PMID: 33042690 Free PMC article.

Delayed hemodialysis in COVID-19: Case series with literature review. Connerney M, Sattar Y, Rauf H, Mamtani S, Ullah W, Michaelson N, Dhamrah U, Lal N, Latchana S, Stern AS. Clin Nephrol Case Stud. 2021 Mar 11;9:26-32. doi: 10.5414/CNCS110240. eCollection 2021. PMID: 33732571 Free PMC article.

Peritonsillar Phlegmon: An Addition to the Spectrum of COVID-19. Khan MAA, Rosal N, Iqbal I, Minalyan A. Cureus. 2020 Dec 29;12(12):e12369. doi: 10.7759/cureus.12369. PMID: 33527050 Free PMC article.

Robust Anti-tumor Response in a Patient with Metastatic Gastroesophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma on Long-term Maintenance Chemotherapy With Trastuzumab Alone: An Unusual Occurrence. Haider S, Ahmad H, Shah S, Neelma F, Ullah W. Cureus. 2020 Nov 13;12(11):e11472. doi: 10.7759/cureus.11472. PMID: 33329968 Free PMC article.

Safety and Efficacy of Colchicine in Patients with Stable CAD and ACS: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Ullah W, Haq S, Zahid S, Gowda SN, Ottman P, Saleem S, Hamzeh I, Virani SS, Alam M, Fischman DL. Am J Cardiovasc Drugs. 2021 Jun 21. doi: 10.1007/s40256-021-00485-7. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34151410

Predictors and risk factors of short-term readmission of acute pericarditis. Al-Khadra Y, Sattar Y, Ullah W, Mir T, Kajy M, Darmoch F, Pacha HM, Soud M, Zafrullah F, Zghouzi M, Alhatemi G, Banisad A, Hakim Z, Klein A, Alraies MC. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2021 Mar;19(3):261-268. doi: 10.1080/14779072.2021.1876564. Epub 2021 Jan 26. PMID: 33499696

The Difficult Clinical Decision of Thrombolytic Therapy for Submassive Pulmonary Embolism in a Community Hospital. Zhang Q, Vayalumkal J, Ricely J, Gray DL, Raza A. Cureus. 2020 Oct 25;12(10):e11148. doi: 10.7759/cureus.11148. PMID: 33251058 Free PMC article.

Efficacy of antibacterial envelope in prevention of cardiovascular implantable electronic device infections in high-risk patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Ullah W, Nadeem N, Haq S, Thelmo FL Jr, Abdullah HM, Haas DC. Int J Cardiol. 2020 Sep 15;315:51-56. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2020.03.042. Epub 2020 Mar 19. PMID: 32291170

Post-PCI outcomes in STEMI patients with coronary ectasia: meta-analysis. Mir T, Sattar Y, Uddin M, Changal KH, Kumar K, Attique HB, Kabashneh S, Ullah W, Lohia P, Alraies MC, Blank N, Afonso L, Qureshi WT. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2021 Apr;19(4):349-356. doi: 10.1080/14779072.2021.1889370. Epub 2021 Apr 14. PMID: 33587017 Review. 

Temporal trends in utilization and outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement in different races: an analysis of the national inpatient sample. Ullah W, Al-Khadra Y, Mir T, Darmoch F, Pacha HM, Sattar Y, Ijioma N, Mohamed MO, Kwok CS, Asfour AI, Kapadia S, Rizik D, Zehr K, Mamas MA, Alraies MC. J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2021 Jul 1;22(7):586-593. doi: 10.2459/JCM.0000000000001172. PMID: 34076606

Contemporary outcomes studies to identify and mitigate the risk in patients with premature cardiovascular disease. Lee MT, Mahtta D, Alam M, Ullah W, Nasir K, Hanif B, Virani SS. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2021 Aug;21(4):559-570. doi: 10.1080/14737167.2021.1888718. Epub 2021 Feb 17. PMID: 33565901

How long should we run the code? Survival analysis based on location and duration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) after in-hospital cardiac arrest. Raza A, Arslan A, Ali Z, Patel R. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2021 Mar 23;11(2):206-211. doi: 10.1080/20009666.2021.1877396. PMID: 33889321 Free PMC article. 

Hard Palate Perforation in an Elderly Man With Dementia. Mughal MS, Kaur IP, Akbar H, Abbas SH, Angi P. Cureus. 2021 Jun 23;13(6):e15872. doi: 10.7759/cureus.15872. eCollection 2021 Jun. PMID: 34327097 Free PMC article.

In-hospital outcomes of endovascular versus surgical revascularization for chronic total occlusion in peripheral artery disease. Zghouzi M, Moussa Pacha H, Ullah W, Sattar Y, Ahmad B, Osman H, Mohamed MO, Mir T, Banerjee S, Shishehbor MH, Prasad A, Rits Y, Mamas MA, Alraies MC. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2021 Jun 23. doi: 10.1002/ccd.29827. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34160890 

Focal ST-segment elevation without coronary occlusion: myocardial infarction with no obstructive coronary atherosclerosis associated with COVID-19-a case report. Meizinger C, Klugherz B. Eur Heart J Case Rep. 2021 Jan 12;5(2):ytaa532. doi: 10.1093/ehjcr/ytaa532. eCollection 2021 Feb. PMID: 33768195 Free PMC article.

Predictors of in-hospital mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement: A nationwide inpatient sample database analysis. Ullah W, Jafar M, Zahid S, Ahmed F, Khan MZ, Sattar Y, Fischman DL, Virani SS, Alam M. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2021 Feb 5:S1553-8389(21)00084-1. doi: 10.1016/j.carrev.2021.02.002. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33574003

Outcomes of Transradial Versus Transfemoral Access of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in STEMI: Systematic Review and Updated Meta-analysis. Sattar Y, Majmundar M, Ullah W, Mamtani S, Kumar A, Robinson S, Zghouzi M, Mir T, Dhamrah U, Al-Khadra Y, Pacha HM, Darmoch F, Soud M, Hakim Z, Bagur R, Kaul P, Ijioma N, Panchal A, Shroff AR, Alraies MC. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2021 May;19(5):433-444. doi: 10.1080/14779072.2021.1915768. Epub 2021 Apr 28. PMID: 33896335

The impact of peripheral arterial disease on left ventricular assist device implantation: A propensity-matched analysis of the nationwide inpatient sample database. Ullah W, Zahid S, Thalambedu N, Khan M, Massey H, Haas D, Tchantchaleishvili V, Rame E. Artif Organs. 2021 Aug;45(8):838-844. doi: 10.1111/aor.13934. Epub 2021 May 11. PMID: 33559252 

Outcomes of in-hospital cardiac arrest in COVID-19 patients: A proportional prevalence meta-analysis. Mir T, Sattar Y, Ahmad J, Ullah W, Shanah L, Alraies MC, Qureshi WT. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2021 Feb 4:10.1002/ccd.29525. doi: 10.1002/ccd.29525. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33543564 Free PMC article.

The Reflection on the Management of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis in the Community Setting: An Internist's Perspective. Zhang Q, Shaikh AR, Yoon T, Shah S, Mahoney JW. Cureus. 2021 Jan 31;13(1):e13042. doi: 10.7759/cureus.13042. PMID: 33680588 Free PMC article.

Percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with cardiac allograft vasculopathy: a Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database analysis. Ullah W, Thalambedu N, Zahid S, Zia Khan M, Mir T, Roomi S, Fischman DL, Virani SS, Alam M. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2021 Mar;19(3):269-276. doi: 10.1080/14779072.2021.1882851. Epub 2021 Feb 4. PMID: 33507114 

2020 PubMed Citations

Basyal B, Bhandari B, Derk CT. Avascular necrosis in systemic sclerosis patients: a case-based review of demographics, presentation, and management [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 9]. Clin Rheumatol. 2020;10.1007/s10067-020-05280-4. doi:10.1007/s10067-020-05280-4

Douglas A, Onalaja AA, Taylor SC. Hair care products used by women of African descent: review of ingredients. Cutis. 2020;105(4):183-188.

Raza A, Estepa A, Chan V, Jafar MS. Acute Renal Failure in Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients With a Focus on the Role of Renal Replacement Therapy: A Review of What We Know So Far. Cureus. 2020;12(6):e8429. Published 2020 Jun 3. doi:10.7759/cureus.8429

Roomi S, Haq S, Ullah W, Jafar MS, Sherazi M. Cardiac Tamponade Due to Inferior Vena Cava Filter Removal: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Cureus. 2020;12(2):e6996. Published 2020 Feb 14. doi:10.7759/cureus.6996

Thelmo FL Jr, Guttmann H, Ullah W, Arslan A, Brailoiu E. A Rare Case of Bleeding Epiphrenic Esophageal Diverticulum From Arteriovenous Malformations. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2020;8:2324709620901942. doi:10.1177/2324709620901942

Ullah W, Basyal B, Tariq S, et al. Lymphocyte-to-C-Reactive Protein Ratio: A Novel Predictor of Adverse Outcomes in COVID-19. J Clin Med Res. 2020;12(7):415-422. doi:10.14740/jocmr4227

Ullah W, Gowda SN, Fischman D. Safety and efficacy of colchicine in patients with coronary artery disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 6]. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2020;S1553-8389(20)30353-5. doi:10.1016/j.carrev.2020.06.004

Ullah W, Khan MS, Gowda SN, Alraies MC, Fischman DL. Prosthetic valve endocarditis in patients undergoing TAVR compared to SAVR: A systematic review and meta-analysis [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 25]. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2020;S1553-8389(20)30317-1. doi:10.1016/j.carrev.2020.05.034

Ullah W, Khanal S, Khan R, et al. Efficacy of Allopurinol in Cardiovascular Diseases: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Cardiol Res. 2020;11(4):226-232. doi:10.14740/cr1066

Ullah W, Minalyan A, Saleem S, et al. Comparative accuracy of non-invasive imaging versus right heart catheterization for the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc. 2020;29:100568. Published 2020 Jul 1. doi:10.1016/j.ijcha.2020.100568

Ullah W, Nadeem N, Haq S, Thelmo FL Jr, Abdullah HM, Haas DC. Efficacy of antibacterial envelope in prevention of cardiovascular implantable electronic device infections in high-risk patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis [published online ahead of print, 2020 Mar 19]. Int J Cardiol. 2020;S0167-5273(20)30128-5. doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2020.03.042

Ullah W, Pathan SK, Panchal A, et al. Cost-effectiveness and diagnostic accuracy of telemedicine in macular disease and diabetic retinopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2020;99(25):e20306. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000020306

Ullah W, Rashid MU, Mehmood A, et al. Splenic injuries secondary to colonoscopy: Rare but serious complication. World J Gastrointest Surg. 2020;12(2):55-67. doi:10.4240/wjgs.v12.i2.55

Ullah W, Roomi S, Abdullah HM, et al. Diagnostic Accuracy of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Versus Fractional Flow Reserve: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Cardiol Res. 2020;11(3):145-154. doi:10.14740/cr1028

Ullah W, Saeed R, Sarwar U, Patel R, Fischman DL. COVID-19 complicated by Acute Pulmonary Embolism and Right-Sided Heart Failure [published online ahead of print, 2020 Apr 17]. JACC Case Rep. 2020;2(9):1379-1382. doi:10.1016/j.jaccas.2020.04.008

Ullah W, Sattar Y, Darmoch F, et al. The impact of peripheral arterial disease on patients with mechanical circulatory support. Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc. 2020;28:100509. Published 2020 Apr 7. doi:10.1016/j.ijcha.2020.100509

Ullah W, Sattar Y, Mukhtar M, et al. Outcomes of open mitral valve replacement versus Transcatheter mitral valve repair; insight from the National Inpatient Sample Database. Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc. 2020;28:100540. Published 2020 May 28. doi:10.1016/j.ijcha.2020.100540

Zhang Q, Douglas A, Abideen ZU, Khanal S, Tzarnas S. Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Disguise. Cureus. 2020;12(4):e7521. Published 2020 Apr 3. doi:10.7759/cureus.7521

Zhang Q, Shan KS, Abdollahi S, Nace T. Anosmia and Ageusia as the Only Indicators of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Cureus. 2020;12(5):e7918. Published 2020 May 1. doi:10.7759/cureus.7918

Zhang Q, Shan KS, Minalyan A, O'Sullivan C, Nace T. A Rare Presentation of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Induced Viral Myositis With Subsequent Rhabdomyolysis. Cureus. 2020;12(5):e8074. Published 2020 May 12. doi:10.7759/cureus.8074

Zhang Q, Shan KS, Ogunnaike BA, Amewuame-Kpehor A, Nace T. An Exceedingly Rare Presentation of Severe Folate Deficiency-Induced Non-Immune Hemolytic Anemia. Cureus. 2020;12(6):e8570. Published 2020 Jun 11. doi:10.7759/cureus.8570

Zhang Q, Shan KS, O'Sullivan C, Nace T. Iron Deficiency Anemia: An Unexpected Cause of an Acute Occipital Lobe Stroke in an Otherwise Healthy Young Woman. Cureus. 2020;12(4):e7852. Published 2020 Apr 27. doi:10.7759/cureus.7852

Zhang Q, Shan KS, Raza A, Manda N, Nace T. A Rare Case Report and Literature Review of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids (AAS)-Induced Acute Myocardial Infarction. Cureus. 2020;12(5):e8332. Published 2020 May 28. doi:10.7759/cureus.8332

2019 PubMed Citations

Abbas H, Roomi S, Ullah W, Ahmad A, Gajanan G. Brugada pattern: a comprehensive review on the demographic and clinical spectrum. BMJ Case Rep. 2019;12(7):e229829. Published 2019 Jul 11. doi:10.1136/bcr-2019-229829

Abbas H, Senthil Kumaran S, Zain MA, Ahmad A, Ali Z. Transient Systolic Anterior Motion of the Anterior Mitral Valve Leaflet in a Critical Care Patient with a Structurally Normal Heart. Cureus. 2019;11(1):e3963. Published 2019 Jan 25. doi:10.7759/cureus.3963

Ahmad A, Zain MA, Ashfaq AA, Ali Z, Cheema MA. Clot Mayhem: A Case of May-Thurner Syndrome. Cureus. 2019;11(1):e3899. Published 2019 Jan 16. doi:10.7759/cureus.3899

Ahmad A, Zain MA, Ashfaq AA, Ullah W. A Late Presentation of Substance-related Rhabdomyolysis with Normal Serum Creatine Kinase Levels and Complicated with Acute Tubular Necrosis. Cureus. 2019;11(3):e4197. Published 2019 Mar 6. doi:10.7759/cureus.4197

Ahmed A, Ullah W, Hussain I, et al. Atrial fibrillation: a leading cause of heart failure-related hospitalizations; a dual epidemic. Am J Cardiovasc Dis. 2019;9(5):109-115. Published 2019 Oct 15.

Ali Z, Zain MA, Khan M, Ahmad A, Abbas H, Ashfaq AA. "Takotsubo cardiomyopathy presenting with QT prolongation: an atypical presentation.". J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2019;9(2):171-174. Published 2019 Apr 12. doi:10.1080/20009666.2019.1598229

Atiq MU, Raza A, Ashfaq A. Idiosyncratic Reaction Causing a Rare Side Effect: Isotretenoin-induced Pancreatitis. Cureus. 2019;11(11):e6102. Published 2019 Nov 8. doi:10.7759/cureus.6102

Barry H, Ghani A, Smith DG. Acute mesenteric ischemia in an African American patient with heterozygous factor V Leiden deficiency. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2019;9(3):255-257. Published 2019 Jun 19. doi:10.1080/20009666.2019.1603537

Chan V, Minalyan A, Ottman P, Raza A, Tewary A. Falling for a Diagnosis: West Nile Myelitis without Encephalitis. Cureus. 2019;11(10):e5838. Published 2019 Oct 4. doi:10.7759/cureus.5838

Chan V, Raza A, Lashari BH, Patel R. Silent Breathlessness: A Case and Brief Review of Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum. Cureus. 2019;11(4):e4487. Published 2019 Apr 17. doi:10.7759/cureus.4487

Cheema MA, Abdullah HMA, Ullah W, et al. Role of echocardiography in diagnostic evaluation of patients admitted to observation unit. Am J Cardiovasc Dis. 2019;9(6):127-133. Published 2019 Dec 15.

Cheema MA, Salman F, Ullah W, Zain MA. Garbled speech: a rare presentation of metronidazole-induced neurotoxicity. BMJ Case Rep. 2019;12(3):e227804. Published 2019 Mar 1. doi:10.1136/bcr-2018-227804

Cheema MA, Ullah W, Abdullah HMA, Haq S, Ahmad A, Balaratna A. Duration of in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation and its effect on survival. Indian Heart J. 2019;71(4):314-319. doi:10.1016/j.ihj.2019.09.002

Cheema MA, Zain MA, Ullah W, Cheema K. Is ivabradine a wonder drug for atypical POTS?. BMJ Case Rep. 2019;12(4):e227789. Published 2019 Apr 20. doi:10.1136/bcr-2018-227789

Ghani AR, Ullah W, Abdullah HMA, et al. The role of echocardiography in diagnostic evaluation of patients with syncope-a retrospective analysis. Am J Cardiovasc Dis. 2019;9(5):78-83. Published 2019 Oct 15.

Haq S, Roomi S, Lashari BH, Khan MAA. Non-Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia as a Sign of Lung Cancer. Cureus. 2019;11(11):e6090. Published 2019 Nov 7. doi:10.7759/cureus.6090

Iqbal I, Hamid M, Khan MAA, Kainat A, Tariq S. Dapagliflozin-induced Late-onset Euglycemic Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Cureus. 2019;11(11):e6089. Published 2019 Nov 7. doi:10.7759/cureus.6089

Iqbal I, Khan MAA, Khan Y, Thalambedu N, Munir S. Hypercalcemia Due to Paraneoplastic Production of 1,25- Dihydroxyvitamin D in a Young Female with Dysgerminoma. Cureus. 2019;11(11):e6097. Published 2019 Nov 8. doi:10.7759/cureus.6097

Iqbal I, Khan MAA, Ullah W, Nabwani D. Nivolumab-induced adrenalitis. BMJ Case Rep. 2019;12(11):e231829. Published 2019 Dec 1. doi:10.1136/bcr-2019-231829

Iqbal I, Ullah W, Khan MAA, Haq S, Cheema MA. A Case of Fibroelastoma with Widespread Embolism to the Brain, Kidney, and Spleen. Cureus. 2019;11(6):e4798. Published 2019 Jun 1. doi:10.7759/cureus.4798

Khan Y, Cheema MA, Abdullah HMA, et al. Great saphenous vein stump: a risk factor for superficial/deep venous thrombosis and an indication for prophylactic anticoagulation? - a retrospective analysis. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2019;9(6):473-476. Published 2019 Dec 14. doi:10.1080/20009666.2019.1655626

Khan Y, Khan W, Thalambedu N, Ashfaq AA, Ullah W. Optic Neuritis: A Rare Paraneoplastic Phenomenon of Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Cureus. 2019;11(7):e5181. Published 2019 Jul 20. doi:10.7759/cureus.5181

Khan Y, Thalambedu N. Combined Immunotherapy in Metastatic Melanoma with Unknown Primary. Cureus. 2019;11(8):e5324. Published 2019 Aug 5. doi:10.7759/cureus.5324

Lashari BH, Chan V, Shoukat U, et al. YouTube as a source of patient education in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a media content analysis. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2019;9(2):98-102. Published 2019 Apr 12. doi:10.1080/20009666.2019.1593779

Lukach AJ, Donnelly KM, Cusack CA. Rare Presentation of a Rare Cutaneous Neoplasm: Nonacral Sclerosing Perineuroma. Am J Dermatopathol. 2019;41(6):436-437. doi:10.1097/DAD.0000000000001327

Minalyan A, Gopisetti N, Estepa A, Grover H, Patel R. Endobronchial Hamartoma as a Rare Cause of Recurrent Respiratory Symptoms: Case Report and Literature Review. Cureus. 2019;11(8):e5489. Published 2019 Aug 26. doi:10.7759/cureus.5489

Rafiq A, Ullah W, Naglak M, Schneider D. Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients with Partial Do Not Resuscitate Orders in a Large Community Hospital. Cureus. 2019;11(11):e6048. Published 2019 Nov 1. doi:10.7759/cureus.6048

Raza A, Arslan A, Atiq MU, Chan V, Patel RK. Unexpected Outcome of Daptomycin-induced Eosinophilic Pneumonia: Rarity Within a Rarity. Cureus. 2019;11(12):e6271. Published 2019 Dec 2. doi:10.7759/cureus.6271

Raza A, Chan V, Atiq MU. Idiosyncratic Drug Reaction: A Rare Mechanism of Acute Tylenol Toxicity. Cureus. 2019;11(11):e6099. Published 2019 Nov 8. doi:10.7759/cureus.6099

Raza A, Chan V, Cheema MA. Atypical Clinical Presentation of Crohn's Disease as Diffuse Abdominal Lymphadenopathy and Venous Thrombosis: A Difficult to Diagnose Case. Cureus. 2019;11(9):e5805. Published 2019 Sep 30. doi:10.7759/cureus.5805

Roomi S, Ullah W, Iqbal I, Ahmad A, Saleem S, Sattar Z. Thyrotoxicosis factitia: a rare cause of junctional rhythm and cardiac arrest. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2019;9(3):258-263. Published 2019 Jun 19. doi:10.1080/20009666.2019.1618668

Schneider D. Lessons in Quality Improvement From an Initiative to Reduce No-Show Rates for Diabetes Education Group Classes. Clin Diabetes. 2019;37(4):377-378. doi:10.2337/cd19-0020

Thalambedu N, Khan Y, Zhang Q, Khanal S, Ashfaq A. Immune-mediated Colitis from Dual Checkpoint Inhibitors. Cureus. 2019;11(11):e6233. Published 2019 Nov 26. doi:10.7759/cureus.6233

Thalambedu N, Khan Y. Fluorouracil (5-FU)-induced Cardiomyopathy. Cureus. 2019;11(7):e5162. Published 2019 Jul 17. doi:10.7759/cureus.5162

Ullah W, Abdullah HMA, Amjad W, Hussain Q, Saeed J, Hurairah A. Herpes Simplex Esophagitis in Immunocompetent Patients: A Rare But Easily Managed Condition. S D Med. 2019;72(8):344-347.

Ullah W, Ahmad A, Sattar Y, et al. Importance of Basal Metabolic Index in the Diagnosis of Heart Failure With B-Type Natriuretic Peptide. Cardiol Res. 2019;10(4):211-215. doi:10.14740/cr898

Ullah W, Ali Z, Khanal S, et al. Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection Secondary to Rheumatological Diseases: A Comprehensive Review. Cureus. 2019;11(7):e5231. Published 2019 Jul 24. doi:10.7759/cureus.5231

Ullah W, Cheema MA, Abdullah HMA, Roomi S, Saeed R, Balaratna A. ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infaction Alert During the Night Shift, A Misfortune for the Patient or an Overstatement?. Cardiol Res. 2019;10(3):150-156. doi:10.14740/cr862

Ullah W, Cheema MA, Haq S, Abdullah HM, Ahmad A, Cohen M. Optimal Duration for Clopidogrel Suspension Prior to Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Cardiol Res. 2019;10(2):74-82. doi:10.14740/cr842

Ullah W, Hamid M, Grover H, Figueredo VM, Inayat F. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy secondary to haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in HIV patients: a comprehensive review. BMJ Case Rep. 2019;12(4):e226599. Published 2019 Apr 23. doi:10.1136/bcr-2018-226599

Ullah W, Hamid M, Sarwar U, Mehmood A. Pseudo to pseudo connection: pseudoaneurysm draining into the pseudocyst causing pseudohaemobillia. BMJ Case Rep. 2019;12(3):e228441. Published 2019 Mar 6. doi:10.1136/bcr-2018-228441

Ullah W, Khanal S, Sattar Z, et al. "Singultus" uncloaking potentially fatal vascular dissections. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2019;9(3):282-284. Published 2019 Jun 19. doi:10.1080/20009666.2019.1622379

Ullah W, Mehmood A, Hamid M, Mukhtar M, Khan MAA. Isolated superior mesenteric artery dissection: An unusual presentation quashed by an unusual approach. Turk J Gastroenterol. 2019;30(7):648-651. doi:10.5152/tjg.2018.18475

Ullah W, Mehmood A, Micaily I, Khan MS. Comprehensive review of acute oesophageal necrosis. BMJ Case Rep. 2019;12(2):e227967. Published 2019 Feb 26. doi:10.1136/bcr-2018-227967

Ullah W, Roomi S, Sattar Z, et al. Acupuncture related acute purulent pericarditis masquerading uremic pericarditis. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2019;9(3):230-234. Published 2019 Jun 19. doi:10.1080/20009666.2019.1622380

Ullah W, Sattar Y, Rauf H, Roomi S, Shah MI. A Systematic Review of a Long-forgotten Cause of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke: Cor Triatriatum. Cureus. 2019;11(12):e6371. Published 2019 Dec 13. doi:10.7759/cureus.6371

2018 PubMed Citations

Cheema MA, Zain MA, Cheema K, Ullah W. Thyroxine-induced periodic paralysis: a rare complication of nutritional supplements. BMJ Case Rep. 2018;11(1):e227946. Published 2018 Dec 13. doi:10.1136/bcr-2018-227946

Ghani AR, Hamid M, Dhillon P, Ullah W. Tilting the balance: hemidiaphragm paralysis leading to right to left cardiac shunt. BMJ Case Rep. 2018;11(1):bcr2018227944. Published 2018 Dec 3. doi:10.1136/bcr-2018-227944

Ghani AR, Inayat F, Ali NS, et al. Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: A Case Series of 9 Patients With Literature Review. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2018;6:2324709618770479. Published 2018 Apr 18. doi:10.1177/2324709618770479

Hamid M, Ghani A, Micaily I, Sarwar U, Lashari B, Malik F. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) after bevacizumab therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2018;8(3):130-133. Published 2018 Jun 12. doi:10.1080/20009666.2018.1478563

Hamid M, Ghani AR, Ullah W, Sarwar U, Patel R. Spontaneous Lung Herniation Leading to Extensive Subcutaneous Emphysema, Pneumothorax, Pneumomediastinum, and Pneumopericardium. Cureus. 2018;10(6):e2861. Published 2018 Jun 22. doi:10.7759/cureus.2861

Hamid M, Lashari B, Ahsan I, Micaily I, Sarwar U, Crocetti J. A deadly prescription: combination of methotrexate and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2018;8(3):149-151. Published 2018 Jun 12. doi:10.1080/20009666.2018.1466598

Hamid M, Ullah W, Ur Rashid M, Amjad W, Mukhtar M, Hurairah A. An Esophagogram or Tracheobronchogram? A Review of Barium Sulfate Aspiration. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2018;6:2324709618802872. Published 2018 Oct 4. doi:10.1177/2324709618802872

Iqbal I, Alam Khan MA, Ullah W. Can inhaled heroin be a cause of bilateral globus pallidus ischemic injury?. Turk J Emerg Med. 2018;19(1):39-41. Published 2018 Nov 22. doi:10.1016/j.tjem.2018.11.001

Lashari BH, Asai M, Randleman G, Sack M, Patel R. Sarcoid-Like Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy in Gynecologic Malignancy. Pulm Med. 2018;2018:5141575. Published 2018 Feb 14. doi:10.1155/2018/5141575

Lashari BH, Minalyan A, Khan W, Naglak M, Ward W. The Use of High-dose Insulin Infusion and Lipid Emulsion Therapy in Concurrent Beta-blocker and Calcium Channel Blocker Overdose. Cureus. 2018;10(11):e3534. Published 2018 Nov 1. doi:10.7759/cureus.3534

Lashari BH, Raza A, Chan V, Ward W. Sarcoidosis Presenting as Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Case Rep Med. 2018;2018:6465180. Published 2018 Dec 23. doi:10.1155/2018/6465180

Lashari BH, Vallatharasu Y, Kolandra L, Hamid M, Uprety D. Rovalpituzumab Tesirine: A Novel DLL3-Targeting Antibody-Drug Conjugate. Drugs R D. 2018;18(4):255-258. doi:10.1007/s40268-018-0247-7

Mehmood A, Abdullah HMA, Inayat F, Ullah W. Wolf in the sheep's clothing: intestinal angioedema mimicking infectious colitis. BMJ Case Rep. 2018;11(1):e226682. Published 2018 Dec 13. doi:10.1136/bcr-2018-226682

Ullah W, Abdullah HMA, Ahmad E, et al. A Bibliometric Analysis of the Top 100 Cited Articles on Hepatic Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Cureus. 2018;10(6):e2733. Published 2018 Jun 4. doi:10.7759/cureus.2733

Ullah W, Abdullah HMA, Rauf A, Saleem K. Acute oesophageal necrosis: a rare but potentially fatal association of cocaine use. BMJ Case Rep. 2018;2018:bcr2018225197. Published 2018 Jul 19. doi:10.1136/bcr-2018-225197

Ullah W, Hamid M, Mohammad Ammar Abdullah H, Ur Rashid M, Inayat F. Another "D" in MUDPILES? A Review of Diet-Associated Nondiabetic Ketoacidosis. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2018;6:2324709618796261. Published 2018 Aug 23. doi:10.1177/2324709618796261

Ullah W, Mukhtar M, Abdullah HM, et al. Diagnosis and Management of Isolated Superior Mesenteric Artery Dissection: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Korean Circ J. 2019;49(5):400-418. doi:10.4070/kcj.2018.0429

Uprety D, Bista A, Chennamadhavuni A, et al. Survival trends among patients with metastatic melanoma in the pretargeted and the post-targeted era: a US population-based study. Melanoma Res. 2018;28(1):56-60. doi:10.1097/CMR.0000000000000394

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