2023 Research Abstracts    

  1. Development and Evaluation of a Virtual Reality Simulation Environment for Cardiology Education: A Pilot Study 
    Chris Jacob, DO
  2. Fluid Resuscitation in Acute Pancreatitis: A Balancing Act for Patients with Congestive Heart Failure Exacerbation Using National Inpatient Sample (NIS) Data From 2016-2020 
    Het Patel, DO & Nisha Sanghani, DO
  3. Use of FIB-4 Score Among Those at Risk for Fatty Liver Disease 
    Corbin Walters, DO & Reagan Livingston, DO

2023 Case Presentations   

  1. Anticoagulation Management in Loeys-Dietz Syndrome with Atrial Fibrillation: A Case Report and Review of Literature  
    Suhas Tatapudi, DO
  2. MOGAD Masquerading as Mucormycosis  
    Sannah Vasaya, DO
  3. GATA2 Deficiency: A Mystery Myelodysplasia  
    Ashley Pickney, DO (Represented by Raqiya Shoaib, DO)

2023 Finalists 

All 2023 finalists can be viewed here.

2022 Research Abstracts (Virtual Session)   

  1. Monocyte Distribution Width (MDW) in Comparison with Commonly Ordered Inflammatory Biomarkers as a Screening Tool for the Outcomes of Sepsis Related to COVID-19   
    Johnson Ong, DO
  2. Personal Protective Equipment and Adverse Dermatological Reactions Among Healthcare Workers: Survey Observations from the COVID-19 Pandemic   
    Fletcher Young, DO and Diep Nguyen, DO
  3. Acute Chest Pain: Rapid Identification of Low-Risk Patients Safe for Discharge LVHN’s Initial Experience Using A 0/1 Hour Clinical Decision Pathway   
    Brian Henstenburg, DO


Sam Jazayeri, DO   
Effects of Presentation Time and Mode on Outcomes of STEMI Patients Treated with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

George Koshy, DO   
A Comparative Study of Muscle Energy Technique and Lidocaine Injections on Treating Trigger Points

Lauren McKay, DO   
On That Note: Serious Illness Conversations and Advanced Care Planning in Graduate Medical Education

Kamran Namjouyan, DO   
The REPRINT Project: Quality Improvement on Improving REsident PRovided Musculoskeletal INsTructions in an Internal Medicine Residency Clinic

Kamran Namjouyan, DO   
The REINFORCE Project: Quality Improvement on Improving Resident PerceptIoN oF Osteopathic PRinCiplEs and Practice in an Internal Medicine Residency Program

Varsha Prasad, DO   
Pop Goes the Lung: Retrospective Review of Pneumothorax and Pneumomediastinum in COVID-19

Melissa Russell, DO   
Patient Satisfaction with Telehealth in COVID-19

Dannielle Samano, MD   
The Moderating Influence of Gender on the Effect of ICU Admission on Length of Hospital Stay for Patients Hospitalized for COVID-19 Pneumonia

Evan Teske, DO   
Don’t Let AKI Strike Twice-A Multidisciplinary Approach to Comprehensive Transitions in Chronic Kidney Disease and Acute Kidney Injury

2022 Case Presentations (Virtual Session)   

  1. Bilateral Hemiballismus After Cardiac Arrest in a 23-Year-Old Male   
    Dennis Kulp, DO
  2. A Rare Case of Respiratory Failure Due to Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm with Right Atrial Fistula   
    Megan Grant, DO
  3. Chronic Cannabis Consumption Causing Cardiac Complications: Is Cannabis a Benign Illicit Substance?   
    Daniel Heck, DO


Maxim Abu-Joudeh, MD   
Disseminated Histoplasmosis in Immunocompetent Patient   

Hiral Amin, DO & Mary Mathew, DO   
Spontaneous Pneumothorax in a Mechanically Ventilated Patient with ARDS Secondary to COVID-19 Pneumonia   

Shefali Amin, DO   
Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Diagnosed as Atypical Parkinsonism: A Case Report   

Vamsi Priya Aravally, MD   
Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding Associated with Pycnogenol (Pine Bark Extract) Use   

Ganesh Arun, DO   
The Super Clot: Prothrombin Mutation and OCP’s   

Ganesh Arun, DO   
Thrombotic MicroAngiopathy Without Plasmapheresis   

Joseph Belanger, DO   
Interesting Case of Combined Lactic and Euglycemic Ketoacidosis in Patient on Metformin and Dapagliflozin   

Katelyn Bennett Levi, DO   
A Malignancy of Rare Proportion   

Katherine Bruce, DO   
The Fall: A Cause of Recurrent Syncope and Hypoglycemia   

Adam Butler, DO   
Compartment Syndrome of the Upper Extremity and Severe Rhabdomyolysis: A Rare, Tenuous Case   

Edward Cay, DO   
Aberrant Left Subclavian Artery Causing Tracheoesophageal Compression   

Bhuvaneshwari Dakshinamoorthy, DO   
A Twist on Preeclampsia in the ICU   

Timothy Daly, DO & Caprice Thompson, DO   
Gamella Morbillorum: A Rare Cause of Necrotizing Diabetic Soft Tissue Infection   

Chau Dang, MD   
Sudden Painless Transient Monocular Vision Loss Suspected Due to COVID-19 Induced Hypercoagulopathy   

Chau Dang, MD   
Multiple Fractures in a Young Male After a Simple Fall: A Late and Severe Complication in Undiagnosed Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Quang Dat Ha, MD   
Contained Spontaneous Saphenous Vein Graft Rupture Status Post CABG

Dennis Do, DO   
Atypical Cutaneous Manifestation of Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis Infection in Immunocompromised

Amber Douglas, DO   
Miller Fisher Variant of Guillain-Barre Presenting with Initial Lumbar Puncture Lacking Notable Cytoalbuminologic Dissociation

Mustafa Douglas, MD   
Brugada Type I Pattern Unmasked By Antiepileptic Medications and Acute COVID Infection

Ayman Elbatanony, DO   
Ticagrelor Induced Pneumonitis and Pulmonary Hemorrhage After STEMI

Ayman Elbatanony, DO   
Think Non-Compaction Cardiomyopathy Among Causes of Congestive Heart Failure With Non-Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia

Jaspreet Garcha, DO   
A Case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in a 22-Year Old Female

Daniel Heck, DO   
Lupus Anticoagulant Syndrome in Acute Illness: A Rapid Onset Deadly Aortic Thrombus

Christian Hicken, DO   
AA Amyloidosis from Heroin Use and Skin infection

Natalie Hubbell, DO & Adam Aslam, DO   
Presentation of Symptomatic Extra-Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

Duong Huynh, MD   
Recurrent Infective Endocarditis With Septic Emboli in the Setting of End Stage Renal Disease on Hemodialysis

Hayden Ivey, DO   
Triptan Into the Cath Lab: A Case of SCAD in a Young Woman Using Triptans

Bryant Javier, DO   
HLA-B27 Spondyloarthropathies – A Prognosticator for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Polsha Jules, DO   
Untreated Takayasu Arteritis Causing Aortitis and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Complicated with Severe Wide Open Aortic Regurgitation

Gurpreet Kaur, DO   
A Rare Case of Uremic Hemorrhagic Pericarditis in Peritoneal Dialysis (PD)

Kurt Knepley, DO   
Herpes Simplex Encephalitis After COVID-19 Infection

Maria Labra, DO   
Acquired von Willebrand Syndrome: A Rare Presentation of Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia

William Lai, DO   
Is That Glycated Hemoglobin Real? A Case Report of Hemoglobin Variation

Michael Lee, DO   
Cardiac Tamponade: An Unusual Cause of Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

Ashley Mahabadi, DO   
COVID-19 Induced Type B Insulin Resistance: A Paradoxical Treatment of Hyperglycemia with Steroids

Monica Makar, DO   
Pubic Rami Fracture Unlikely Cause of Fat Embolism Syndrome

Sindhu Marampudi, DO   
Reactivation of Minimal Change Disease After Pfizer Vaccine Against COVID-19

Mary Mathew, DO   
Statin Induced Autoimmune Necrotizing Myopathy

Jocelyn McCullough, DO   
Cardiomyopathy and Chagas Disease

Jocelyn McCullough, DO   
Epsilon Waves and Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death

Mckenzie Merritt, DO   
Fluctuating Somnolence as the Presenting Manifestation of Posterior Cerebral Vasculitis

Sameera Muqueet, DO   
Detection of Rapidly Progressive Colorectal Cancer on Capsule Endoscopy

Nancy Nam, DO   
Potential Sequelae of COVID-19: When Dyspnea Could Be GPA

Doan Ngoc Chau Nguyen, MD   
Torsade de Pointes Post Coronary Bypass Grafting Surgery: Risk Factors and Management   

Nguyen Nguyen, MD   
When Love Can Hurt: A Case Report of Eosinophilic Myocarditis

Quang Hien Nguyen, MD   
Assessment of Embolic Cardiomyopathy From Atrial Myxoma on Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Thuan Nguyen, DO   

Thuan Nguyen, DO (Co-Presenter: James Daly, DO)   
Horsey Stroke

Stephen "Colton" Noftz, DO   
A Parasite Masquerading in a Concrete Jungle

Brian Nohomovich, DO   
Severe Lithium Toxicity Treated with the Tablo Hemodialysis System

Sagar Parekh, DO   
Mixed-up Diagnosis: Minocycline Associated Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

Ketul Patel, DO   
Rethinking Type II Diabetes Management in the Elderly: Life-threatening Metformin Associated Lactic Acidosis in a Patient with Decreased Diet Intake

Ketul Patel, DO   
Thinking on Your Feet: Coronary Artery Perforation in a Patient with an Acute ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction: A Case Report

Parita Patel, DO   
Role of Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Uday Patel, DO   
Radicular Symptoms to Rectal Mass: An Unusual Presentation

Urvi Patel, DO   
Unintentional Weight Loss and Acute Renal Failure: A Clue to Microscopic Polyangiitis

Ashley Pinckney, DO   
Renal Pelvis Rupture in setting of Extrinsic Urinary Obstruction

Marisa Pope, DO   
A Case of Legionella Pneumonia induced Non Traumatic Rhabdomyolysis and Acute Kidney Injury

Noelle Provenzano, DO   
An Unusual Cause of Digit Pain

Trinava Roy, DO   
The Cloak of Invisibility: Subclinical Infective Endocarditis Resulting in Chordae Tendineae Rupture in Mitral Valve Prolapse

Jane Rubenstein, DO & Kelley Harris, DO   
Multidrug Resistant Stenotrophomonas After COVID-19 Infection in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Disease

Michael Saleh, DO   
Culture Negative Pyogenic Abscesses

Michael Saleh, DO & Jason Lam, MD   
Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH): Plasma Exchange as Last-Ditch Effort

Nicholas Salupo, DO   
A Rare Case of Atypical Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane Antibody Disease

Aspram Sargsyan, DO   
Morbus Caeruleus and the Blue Nonagenarian

Swara Shah, DO   
To Eat or Not To Eat: A Case of Swallow Syncope Caused by Complete Heart Block

Zainab Shahid, DO   
Whey Protein Induced Serotonin Syndrome

Zainab Shahid, DO   
Falsely Elevated PSA Levels Occurring After COVID Vaccination and COVID Infection

Andrew Shehata, DO (Co-Presenter: Adwait Patel, MD)   
Evading Death: Recurrent Cholangitis as a Late Presentation of Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis & Polycystic Liver Disease

Andrew Shehata, DO (Co-Presenter: Adwait Patel, MD)   
Sudden Epigastric Pain in a Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patient: A Rare Case of Multiple Gastric and Duo-denal Ulcers After Chemotherapy

Krishna Sheth, DO & Li Pan, DO   
A Case of Double MACE

Pritee Shrestha, DO   
Cardiac Myxoma Presenting As Chronic Disequilibrium Syndrome

Levon Tantoushian, DO   
Primary Duodenal Adenocarcinoma Manifesting as Gastric Outlet Obstruction

Marina Tawadrous, MD   
A Rare Case of Double Positive Anti-GBM and ANCA-Associated Vasculitis with Acute Renal Failure and Alveolar Hemorrhage in the Setting of Negative ANA but Positive Anti-dsDNA   

Daisy Trimor, DO   
A Rare Case of Moyamoya Syndrome in a Young Patient with Lupus Presenting with Acute Ischemic Stroke

Rohan Umrani, DO   
Portopulmonary Hypertension: An Underrecognized Disease

Elisenda Valdez Pena, MD   
Atypical Case of Schmidt’s Syndrome in a Young Male

Antonio Valone, DO   
Unique Treatment for Covid Induced Hearing Loss: A Case Report

Lu Xiao, MD   
Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens in the Setting of Prior Iliac Vein Stenting

Fletcher Young, DO & Diep Nguyen, DO   
Treatment of Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) in a Patient with a History of Traumatic Brain Injury, Partial Brain Resection, and Brainstem Stroke: A Case Report

Patrick Yue, DO   
Hemoptysis: A Sequalae of COVID-19 Infection

2021 Research Abstracts (Virtual Convention)

  1. Utilization of a Bioethics Consultation Service During the COVID-19 Pandemic   
    Nicholas Salupo, DO
  2. Community Medical Leadership Workshop: An Introduction to Physician Leadership for Resident Physicians   
    Emmanuel "Dimitri" Tito, DO
  3. Hyperkalemia and Sodium Polystyrene Sulfate Use in a Regional Training Hospital   
    Jae Son, DO

2021 Case Presentations (Virtual Convention)

  1. Functional Neurologic Disorder: A “Side Effect” of the COVID-19 Vaccine the Healthcare Community Should Be Aware Of   
    Hira Tahir, DO
  2. Cardiogenic Shock Secondary to SARS-2-CoV Induced Viral Myocarditis   
    Carlos Rivera, MD
  3. A Case of Metastatic Undifferentiated Osteoclast-Like Giant Cell Pancreatic Carcinoma   
    Hassaan Siddiqui, DO

2020 Research Abstracts (Virtual Convention)

  1. Can Cranberry Extract Prevent UTI? A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials   
    Matthew Krinock, DO and Rachel Sluder, DO (St. Luke's University Hospital)
  2. Does Ablation in S-ICD Patients with Monoorphic Ventricular Tachycardia Prevent Shocks   
    Shruti Africawala, OMS-III (CCOM)
  3. Cardiovascular Disease Training Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Need for Change in Training Paradigm   
    Dakshin Gangadharamurthy, MD (Magnolia Regional Health Center)

2020 Posters Case Presentations (Virtual Convention)

  1. A Deadly Case of Tumor Neglect   
    Jordan Torres, DO (Unity Health-White County Medical Center)
  2. Significant Facial Deformity with Multiple Dysfunctions in a Patient with a 15-Year-Undiagnosed Melkersson Rosenthal Syndrome   
    Hau Tran, DO (Northeast Regional Medical Center)
  3. Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Syndrome in a Crohn's Patient with Subacute EBV Infection   
    Jaskiran Mann, DO (Valley Hospital Medical Center)

2019 Research Abstracts (Phoenix, AZ)

  1. A Retrospective Evaluation of Compliance to Clostridium Difficile Treatment Guidelines   
    Rida Aslam, DO (Franciscan Health)
  2. The Correlation Between BMI and Mammography BiRads Score   
    Swati Rao, DO (Genesys Regional Medical Center)
  3. Enhancing Time Management Through Improvements in EHR Readability   
    Jacob Koopman, DO (College Medical Center)

2019 Posters Case Presentations (Phoenix, AZ)

  1. BYPASS-OMA: or Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia with Nesidioblastosis   
    Heidi Henson, DO (Community Memorial Health)
  2. Beating the Odds: Surviving a Case of Massive Hemoptysis from Pulmonary Artery Pseudo-Aneurysm with Inhaled TXA   
    Frederick Gmora, DO, MPH (Jefferson Health Northeast)
  3. A Case of Sever Rhabdomyolysis and Acute Renal Failure Requiring Dialysis Induced by Long-Term Rosuvastatin with Concurrent Amlodipine Use   
    Pejmahn Eftekharzadeh, DO (Lower Bucks Hospital)


2018 Research Abstracts (Orlando, FL)

  1. What are the Social Determinants of Deciding Resucitation Status in Critically Ill Patients > 70 years?   
    Julius Musenze, DO (Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs, CA)
  2. Using Education to Increase Compliance with Heart Failure Medications   
    Kara Stout, DO, MPH (Largo Medical Center, Largo, FL)
  3. Improving Alternative Colon Cancer Screening Rates in Resident Clinics   
    Matthew Chadwick, DO (Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI)


2018 Case Presentations (Orlando, FL)

  1. Undiagnosed HIV/AIDS with Multi-organ Co-infections in a Young Male with Favorable Outcomes   
    Christina Vu, DO and Angela Shih, DO (Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs, CA)
  2. Atypical early colon cancer in young adult, a paradigm shift in colon cancer incidence   
    Bareeqah Ahmad, DO (Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY)
  3. A Case of Fibrillary Glomerulonephritis with Progressive Renal Disease   
    Muna Hale, DO (Oklahoma State University Medical Center, Tulsa, OK)


2017 Research Abstracts (National Harbor, MD)

  1. Reactive y-Ketoaldehydes Promote Protein Misfolding and Atrial Arrhythmia Susceptibility in Experimental Hypertension   
    Joseph Prinsen, DO (Sparrow Hospital)
  2. Approaching Depression and Burnout in Medical Students by Targeting Social Isolation with a Novel Pen Pal Program   
    David Fraulino, DO (University of Connecticut Health Center)
  3. Archival Tumor Blocks: A Roadblock to Targeted Genomic Therapies   
    Matthew Hadfield (Student, LUCOM)​


2017 Case Presentations (National Harbor, MD)

  1. A Case of Amlodipine Overdose: Role of High Dose Insulin Therapy   
    Kelvin Tran, DO; Thinh Tang, DO; Tarris Webber, DO (Valley Hospital Medical Center)
  2. Pain in the Brain from NC Before the Plane   
    Latoya Roberts, DO (Merit Health Wesley)
  3. Uncal Herniation in an Intensive Care Unit Patient with Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy: A Review of High Intracranial Pressure Management for the Internist in the Intensive Care Unit Setting   
    Neelam Patel (Student – VCOM Carolinas)


2016 Research Abstracts (Palm Desert, CA)

  1. Application of Manual Medicine for Resolution of Ileus   
    Michele McDaniel, DO (Genesys Regional Medical Center)
  2. Selective Outcome Reporting of Clinical Trials in the Field of Hematology   
    Linda Leduc, DO (OSU Medical Center)
  3. Combination of T3 and T4 Therapy for Improving Hypothyroidism and Overall Quality of Life   
    Anam Tariq, DO (Pinnacle Health at Community General Hospital)


2016 Case Presentations (Palm Desert, CA)

  1. Distal RTA Presenting as Acute Paralysis   
    Ashleigh Frank, DO (Aria Health)
  2. Concurrent Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Myxedema Coma   
    Rachel Logan, DO (Riverside Medical Center)
  3. An Elderly Woman with Three Primary Malignancies   
    Jason Higgs, DO & Maria Akhtar, DO (St. James Hospital-Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center)


2015 Research Abstracts (Tampa, FL)

  1. Hepatitis C Screening in Baby Boomers   
    Daniel Haddad, DO (Genesys Regional Medical Center)
  2. Scoping Gastroenterology Journals: 100% of Meta-Analyses Tested Positive for Publication Bias Trace Heavener, DO (Adena Health System)
  3. Utility of Galectin-3 in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy   
    Marcel Letourneau, DO (Genesys Regional Medical Center)


2015 Case Presentations (Tampa, FL)

  1. Life-Saving Inhaled Sevoflurane Administered to an Adult with Severe Bronchospasm Secondary to COPD Exacerbation   
    Sara Ancello, DO (RowanSOM/KUH/Our Lady of Lourdes)
  2. Delirium and Low Oxygen Saturation Secondary to Drug-Induced Methemoglobinemia:   
    A Case Report   
    David Heger, DO (Mercy Health Hackley Campus Muskegon)
  3. Diffuse Lymphadenopathy: Surely it Must be Lymphoma!   
    A Rare Presentation of Prostate Cancer   
    Stephen Eikermann, DO (Bay Area Corpus Christi Medical Center)


2014 Research Abstracts (Baltimore, MD)

  1. Cardiometabolic And Endocrine Correlates Of Age, Total Body Fat, And Exercise In A Healthy Male Population   
    Donna Lawson. DO (LewisGale Hospital at Montgomery, Blacksburg, VA)
  2. Predictors Of Early 30-Day Return Visit In Patients Discharged From A Heart Failure Observation Unit   
    Casondra Moore, DO (Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI)
  3. Percentage Of Patients With Gram Positive Bacteremia, Meningitis, Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia, Svere Sepsis Or Spesis Shock Who Achieve A Therapeutic First Vancomycin Trough   
    Viet Q. Tran, DO (Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Colton, CA)


2014 Case Presentations (Baltimore, MD)

  1. Hiv-Associated Primary Effusion Lymphoma Presenting As A Paracardial Mass   
    Heather Katz, DO (Broward General Medical Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  2. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement In A Patient With Severe Aortic Insufficiency, Hemodynamic Instability, And Fevers   
    Marwah Farooqui, DO (St. James Hospital, Olympia Fields, IL )
  3. 62 y/o African American Male With An Unusual Skin Rash - Rare Case of Calciphylaxis (Calcific Uremic Arteriolonpathy)   
    Kena Shah, DO; Zubin Shah, MPH; J. Christopher Brandys, MD (RowanSOM/KUH/Our Lady of Lourdes, Stratford, NJ)


2013 Research Abstracts (Indian Wells, CA)

  1. Incidence Of Osteoporosis In High Risk Premenopausal Females In A Low Income Northern U.S. Clinic   
    Jessica Barker, DO (Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI)
  2. Use Of D-Diner And Clincial Decision Rules To Evaluate Physician Gestalt In Diagnosis Of Pulmonary Embolism (PE)   
    William Patrick Hughes, DO (McLaren Greater Lansing, Dewitt, MI)
  3. Endoscopic Ultrasound-Directed Core Biopsy Of The Liver For Diffuse Hepatic Disease   
    Faizan Khan, DO and Fares Hamad, DO (St. James Hospital, Oak Brook, IL)


2013 Case Presentations (Indian Wells, CA)

  1. Ventriculitis As A Result Of Esophageal Perforation: A Case Report And Literature Review   
    Tammy Ferro, DO (Largo Medical Center, Belleair Beach, FL)
  2. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement In A Patient With Severe Aortic Insufficiency, Hemodynamic Instability, And Fevers   
    Kelly Kynaston, DO (Northside Hospital & Tampa Bay Heart Institute, St. Petersburg, FL)
  3. Iron Deficient Anemia: A Rare Cause Of CVA   
    Cristina Costa, DO (Pennsylvania Hospital, Cheltenham, PA)


2012 Research Abstracts (Orlando, FL)

  1. The Association of Reproductive and Hormonal Factors with Renal Cell Cancer in Women: The Netherlands Cohort Study on Diet and Cancer   
    Milla Kviatkovsky, DO (NSUCOM, Largo, FL)
  2. Evaluation of Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis and Physician Prescribing Behavior   
    Ann Marie Schrieber, DO (Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI)
  3. Strategies to Reduce Readmissions at a Community Hospital   
    Michael Romig, DO (MSUCOM, East Lansing, MI)

2012 Case Presentations (Orlando, FL)

  1. An Osteopathic Approach, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Angioedema   
    Iris Lee, DO (TUCOM Las Vegas, NV)
  2. Pyroglutamic Acidosis   
    Rashel Rabizadeh, DO (TUCOM, Las Vegas, NV)
  3. Acute Interstitial Nephritis Related To Administration Of The Calcium Channel Blocker Amlodipine   
    Hakeen Jibawi, DO (CCOM, Chicago, IL)

2011 Research Abstracts (San Antonio, TX)

  1. The Epidemiology of the Pandemic Influenza A/H1N1 2009 in Northeast Ohio   
    Lisa Caltabiano, DO (Summa Western, Cuyahoga Falls, OH)
  2. Evaluation of Involuntary Psychiatric Hold (5150) Among Elderly Patients   
    (Greater than 65 Years of Age)   
    Katrina Platt, DO (Arrowhead, Colton, CA)
  3. TIMI Risk Score Relation to Hospital Readmission   
    TJ Trad, DO (OSU, Tulsa, OK)


2011 Case Presentations (San Antonio, TX)

  1. An Atypical Presentation of Babesjosis in a Splenectomized Patient   
    Mahdi Taha, DO (OSU, Tulsa, OK)
  2. Importance of Genetic Inheritance of Melungeon Ancestry in Familial Mediterranean Fever and Other Rare Diseases   
    Todd James, DO (LewisGale, Blacksburg, VA)
  3. Upper Extremity DVT   
    Benjamin Hudon, DO (Good Samaritan, Corvallis, OR)


2010 Research Abstracts (San Francisco, CA)

  1. Optimal Timing of Tracheostomy Utilizing APACHE III Scores as a Clinical Predictor: A Retrospective Study   
    Heather Scheper, DO (Mt. Clemens, MI)
  2. DKA Etiology   
    Nick Sansone, DO and Balaji Venkat, DO (MWU/CCOM, Chicago, IL)
  3. Urinalysis: An Underutilized Resource; Indications and Interpretations   
    Nicole Longo, DO (PCOM, Philadelphia, PA)

2010 Case Presentations (San Francisco, CA)

  1. Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy in Multiple Myeloma   
    Thomas Nasheri, DO, Kris Palmer, DO and Amanda Zakowitz, DO (Richmond Heights, OH)
  2. Treatment of Severe P. Falciparum Malaria   
    Kristine Angelo, DO (Arrowhead, Colton, CA)
  3. Babesiosis (WA-1) Transmitted by Plasma Transfusion in an Asplenic Patient   
    John Grider, DO (Northeast Regional, Kirksville, MO)


2009 Research Abstracts (Tucson, AZ)

  1. Differences in Perceived Stress, Depression, and Medical Symptoms Among Medical, Nursing, and Physician Assistant Students: A Latent Class Analysis   
    Marlow Hernandez, MS (Nova southeastern University/COM, Miami, FL)   
    Adam O'Mara, MS (Nova southeastern University/COM, Miami, FL)
  2. Toradol (ketorolac) Usuage at USH Study   
    Nhat Hoang, D.O. (Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center, Johnson City, NY)
  3. Evaluation of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment as an Adjunct Measure of Life Style modification in Patients with Pre-Hypertension   
    George Ibraheim, D.O. (UNTHSC/Plaza Medical Center, Ft. Worth, TX)

2009 Case Presentations (Tucson, AZ)

  1. Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction and Ampullary Carcinoma   
    Jennifer Lamneck, D.O. (Mount Sinai/Miami Heart Institute, Miami, FL)
  2. A 57 year-old Man with AIDS secondary to HIV, Melena, and Bilateral Pulmonary Infiltrates, Treated with Corticosteroids   
    Kimberly Rozengarten, D.O. (UMDNJ/Kennedy University Hospital, Cherry Hill, NJ)
  3. Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer: An Ominous but Enlightening Scenario   
    David Sosnoff, D.O. (St. John Health System, Eastpointe, MI)

2008 Research Abstracts (Marco Island, FL)

  1. Effect of Remote ECG Analysis on Door to Balloon Time in Percutaneous Intervention for ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction   
    Beth Makowski Grohwski, D.O. (Metro Health Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI)
  2. Hospitalized Low Risk Community Acquired Pneumonia   
    Lindsey Castle, D.O. (Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH)
  3. Attainment of Early Goals of Therapy Before and After the Implementation of a Sepsis Order Set   
    Randall Colin Wetz, D.O. (Oklahoma State University Medical Center, Tulsa, OK)

2008 Case Presentations (Marco Island, FL)

  1. Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis: The Impact of Hemodialysis, Systemic Steroiods, Erythropoietin, and PUVA on Clinical Course   
    Debbie Gladd, D.O. (Oklahoma State University Medical Center, Tulsa, OK)
  2. Scurvy: A Modern Day Case of an Old World Disease   
    Carrie Gilstrap, D.O. (UNTHSC, Ft. Worth, TX)
  3. Genital Ulcers Progressing to Fournier's Gangrene in a Female Patient During Treatment with All-Trans Retinoic Acid for Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia   
    Mia A. Taormina, D.O. (Botsford General Hospital, Farmington, MI)

2007 Research Abstracts (Boston, MA)

  1. Procalcitonin   
    Aditi Patel, DO (Coventry Swedish Hospital IL)
  2. An Overview of the Risk at Pinnacle Health Hospitals Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance in Salmonella from Pigs in Thailand   
    Robert Hanson, D.O. (Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital MI)
  3. Factors Associated with Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease   
    MaryEllen Estevez, D.O. (Pinnacle Health PA)

2007 Case Presentations (Boston, MA)

  1. Hiatel Hernia: A Rare Cause of Syncope   
    Jennifer Ayers, D.O (Norton Community Hospital VA)
  2. Hidradenitis Suppuritiva Associated SAPHO Syndrome   
    Sarah Jane de Leon, D.O. (NYCOM/Beth Israel Hospital NY)
  3. A Cellulitis Mimic   
    Beth Valashinas, D.O. (UNTHSC/Plaza TX)

2006 Posters (Phoenix, AZ)

  1. The Use of Clinical Decision Rules in Patients Undergoing Evaluation of Pulmonary Thromboembolism by a Computer Tomography Protocol at a Suburban US Hospital   
    Ian Welsh, DO & Adam Peterick, DO (OUCOM/Doctors Hospital North)
  2. Antimicrobial Resistance in Campylobacter Isolated from Animals and Humans in Northern Thailand   
    Robert Hanson, DO (Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital - MI)
  3. Adherence to American Diabetic Association in an Osteopathic Internal Medicine Resident Community Care Clinic   
    Donald C. Robertson, DO (UHS/KCUMB - MO)


2005 Posters (Orlando, FL)

  1. Retrospective Analysis of Anti-Lipid Therapy and Lipid Treatment Goals in Acute Coronary Syndrome: Overcoming Treatment Barriers to Attain National Guidelines   
    John E. Paes, DO (OUCOM/Doctors Hospital North)
  2. Toxicity and Tolerability of Dose Dense (q 14 days) Docetaxel (T)/Doxorubicin (A)/Cyclophosphamid (C)   
    Richard Zekman, DO (Botsford - MI)
  3. Sympathetic Cardiac Influence and Arterial Blood Pressure Instability Kevin Formes, DO (UNTHSC/Plaza TX)

2004 Posters (Chicago, IL)

  1. Standard Update Values From PET Scan Correlate with Lymphoma Grade   
    Kelly Parlin-Lynch, DO (Allopathic Berkely, MI)
  2. Non-Invasive Hemodynamic Characteristics of Male and Female Patients with Recurrent Heart Failure and a Primary Compliant of Dyspnea   
    Luwanga Okoro, DO (Deborah Heart & Lung NJ)
  3. Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in Community Hospitals Without on-site Cardiothoracic Procedural Back-up are Safe and Have an Acceptable Procedural Success Rate   
    Duc T. Nguyen, DO (Northeast Regional Medical Center MO)

2003 Posters (Montreal, Canada)

  1. Hyporesponse to Statins and LDL-C Fluctuation in TEXCAPS Cohort Jennifer Alexander (Ferrell), DO (UNTHSC/OMC TX)
  2. Case Series of Septic Arthritis in an Urban Hospital Setting Rajesh Kataria, DO (UNDNJ/Kennedy Memorial NJ)
  3. Clinical Findings of West Nile Virus Infection Julie Thibert, DO (Henry Ford Macomb Hospital/Warren Campus MI)


2002 Posters (Scottsdale, AZ)

  1. Is CURE Really a Cure? The Incidence of Post-Operative Transfusion in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Treated with Clopidogrel   
    Philip Riley, DO (OSUCOM OK)
  2. CPR as a Part of Cardiac Rehabilitation   
    Jeremiah Ellias, DO (UMDNJ/Kennedy NJ)
  3. Topotecan and Vincristine as a Second Line Agents in Combination for the Treatment of Small-Cell Lung Cancer After Failed First Line Therapy With Carboplatin and Etoposide   
    Christopher G. Jordan, DO (UNTHSC/OMC TX)


2001 Posters (Orlando, FL)

  1. Reduction of Cogintive and Functional Changes with Aricept and Vitamin E Alzheimer-Type Dementia Patients   
    Anthony Nguyen, DO (UNTHSC/OMC TX)
  2. Management of Thyroid Carcinoma, Including a Tumor Marker for Monitoring Differentiated Thyroid Cancer   
    Yelena Pinzur, DO (UHS/KCUMB MO)


2000 Posters (Boston, MA)

  1. Clinical Correlations of Engraftment Syndrome   
    Lynette Sutkowi, DO (Allopathic University Htgs, OH)
  2. A Prospective Study of Body Fluid Exposure in Community Teaching Hospital in the Bronx   
    Sybil Cheng, DO (NYCOM/St. Barnabas NY)
  3. Clinical Efficacy of Oral Compared to Subcutaneous Methotrexate in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Considered Methotrexate Failures: A Prospective Crossover Trial   
    Christopher Parker, DO (Allopathic, University Hospital TX)
  4. HONORABLE MENTION: Epidemiology of Sexually Transmitted Disease in a County Health Department   
    Javid Kahn, DO (UHS/KCUMB MO)


1999 Posters (La Quinta, CA)

  1. The Role of Insulin Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 3 in Prostate Cancer   
    Donald Frusher, D.O. (UNTHSC/OMC TX)
  2. The Dynamics of Body Fluid Exposure in a Community Hospital in the Bronx   
    Sybil Cheng, D.O. (NYCOM/St. Barnabas NY)
  3. A Retrospective Study of Lumbar Punctures in Community Hospital in the Bronx   
    Brian Wiley, D.O. (NYCOM/St. Barnabas NY)
  4. HONORABLE MENTION: The Efficacy of T1 Thrust in the Treatment of Chronic Cephalgia   
    Joe Boyce, D.O. (St. John Macomb Hospital MI)
  5. HONORABLE MENTION: Colorectal Cancer Screening by Internal Medicine Residents: Meeting American Cancer Society Guidelines   
    Long Hoang, D.O. (UNTHSC/OMC TX)

1998 Posters (Marco Island, FL)

  1. Predictors of Longevity in an Alzheimer Nursing Home Facility   
    Amy Moss, D.O. (UNTHSC/OMC TX)
  2. TPA in CVA: Time is Still Brain in a Community Hospital   
    Timothy Dykstra, D.O. (Metro Health Hospital MI)
  3. Mild Hemophilia in a Patient with Acquired Inhibitor to Recombinant DNA factor VIII   
    Sherrie M. Brooks, D.O. (Ingham Regional Medical Center MI)
  4. HONORABLE MENTION: Evaluation of the Demographic Characteristics of Patients in the House Call Program of the Division of Geriatrics   
    Amy Callaghan, D.O. (Metropolitan Medical Center IA)


1997 Posters (Toronto, Ontario)

  1. Antibiotic Dosing in the Geriatric Population: A Cost-Savings Analysis   
    Marcy Fitzrandolph, D.O. and Janice Knebl, D.O.
  3. Primary Care: A Sign of the Times   
    Carolann Kinner, D.O. (Bi-County Community Hospital MI)
  4. Antimicrobial Resistance in Enterococci Isolated from Turkey Flocks Fed Virginiamycin   
    Laurie A. Welton, D.O. (Allopathic)

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