Volume 6 (2016)

Number 5

Perspectives

Financial impact of a targeted reduction in cardiac enzyme testing at a community hospital Li Zhang, Anne M. Sill, Ilene Young, Sabreen Ahmed, Maria Morales, Sapna Kuehl

Review Articles

Adoption of electronic health records and barriers Venkataraman Palabindala, Amaleswari Pamarthy, Nageshwar Reddy Jonnalagadda

Research Articles

Adrenal Incidentalomas: Are they being worked up appropriately? Pooja Sahni, Apoorva Trivedi, Abdulkadir Omer, Nitin Trivedi
Large-volume paracentesis with indwelling peritoneal catheter and albumin infusion: a community hospital study Daniel K. Martin, Saqib Walayat, Ren Jinma, Zohair Ahmed, Karthik Ragunathan, Sonu Dhillon

Case Reports

Miliary Tuberculosis and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) – “a cursed duet” Atif Tatari, Sahana Ramanujam, Suja Mathai, Nigahus Karabulut, Robert L. Moser, Sara L. Wallach
Impending aortic aneurysm rupture – a case report and review of the warning signs David S. Gish, J. Austin Baer, Gordon S. Crabtree, Bilal Shaikh, Shoaib B. Fareedy
Glioblastoma management: challenges in the elderly population Niranjan Tachamo, Salik Nazir, Saroj Lohani, Brian Le, Richard Alweis
Syphilis: an atypical case of sepsis and multiple anogenital lesions in secondary syphilis Nichole Smith, Sonu Dhillon, John G. Cotter, Zohair Ahmed
A remarkable case of rhabdomyolysis associated with ingestion of energy drink ‘neon volt’ Praneet S. Iyer, Rishitha Yelisetti, Varun Miriyala, Waqas Siddiqui, Anand Kaji
Isolated pulmonary valve endocarditis masquerading as community-acquired pneumonia Salik Nazir, Saroj Lohani, Niranjan Tachamo, Anam Siddiqui, Nitin Patel
Contralateral compartment syndrome inoculated by invasive group A streptococcus Huiwen Chen, Sean Thomas Mcphillips, Vishnu Chundi

Clinical Imaging

Rash that itches and is all over: look beyond the skin Saroj Lohani, Niranjan Tachamo, Salik Nazir

History of Medicine

Number 4

Review Articles

Omnious T-wave inversions: Wellens’ syndrome revisited Swe Zin Mar Win Htut Oo, Koroush Khalighi, Archana Kodali, Cho May, Thein Tun Aung, Richard Snyder

Research Articles

Inappropriate use of commercial Antinuclear Antibody Testing in a community-based US hospital: a retrospective study Abdul S. Mohammed, Prajwal Boddu, David Mael, Mohammed Samee, Dana Villines
Relationship of symptoms with sleep-stage abnormalities in obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome Md Basunia, Samir A. Fahmy, Frances Schmidt, Chidozie Agu, Bikash Bhattarai, Vikram Oke, Danilo Enriquez, Joseph Quist

Case Reports

Traversing boundaries: thrombus in transit with paradoxical embolism Varun Miriyala, Muhammad Umer Awan, Kirmanj Faraj, Bipinpreet Nagra
Prolonged cardiac arrest complicating a massive ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction associated with marijuana consumption Jose Orsini, Christa Blaak, Salil Rajayer, Vikash Gurung, Eric Tam, Joaquin Morante, Ben Shamian, Ryan Malik
Thyroid storm presenting as psychosis: masked by diabetic ketoacidosis Raafia Memon, WuQiang Fan, Richard Snyder, Mahesh Krishnamurthy
Solitary parotid metastasis 8 years after a nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma Faiz Hussain, Nina Yedavalli, David Loeffler, Andre Kajdacsy-Balla
Melanoma with gastric metastases Katherine Wong, Sam W. Serafi, Abhijit S. Bhatia, Irene Ibarra, Elizabeth A. Allen
Strongyloidiasis in the immunocompetent: an overlooked infection Niranjan Tachamo, Salik Nazir, Saroj Lohani, Paras Karmacharya
Gastrointestinal perforation: relation to corticosteroid use and COPD – a case report Michael H.K. Nguyen, Krista M. Issac, Rebecca Dougherty
Endocarditis due to Gemella haemolysans in a newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patient Dongyan Liu, Thomas Bateman, Elisabeth Carr, Paul Foster
Bilateral adrenal hemorrhage in polycythemia vera Shruti Bhandari, Katrina Agito, Esther I. Krug
A case of asymptomatic pancytopenia with clinical features of hemolysis as a presentation of pernicious anemia Venkateswara K. Kollipara, Patrick L. Brine, David Gemmel, Sisham Ingnam

Patient Safety

Number 3

Review Articles

QRS fragmentation: its role in sherlocking the arrhythmogenic heart Hafeez Ul Hassan Virk, Salman Farooq, Ali Raza Ghani, Shilpakumar Arora
Coronary artery disease in patients with body mass index ≥30 kg/m2: a retrospective chart analysis Hassan Alkhawam, James Nguyen, Jason Sayanlar, Robert Sogomonian, Ronak Desai, JoshPaul Jolly, Neil Vyas, Umer Syed, Maher Homsi, David Rubinstein
Effects of colchicine on pericardial diseases: a review of the literature and current evidence Syed Raza Shah, Richard Alweis, Syed Arbab Shah, Mohammad Hussham Arshad, Adil Al-Karim Manji, Arham Amir Arfeen, Maheen Javed, Syed Muhammad Shujauddin, Rida Irfan, Sakina Shabbir, Shehryar Shaikh

Research Articles

In-hospital and long-term mortality in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: a community hospital experience Olga Vriz, Gabriele Brosolo, Stefano Martina, Franco Pertoldi, Rodolfo Citro, Lucio Mos, Francesco Ferrara, Eduardo Bossone

Biostatistical Concepts and Topics in Research

Case Reports

Metastatic right ventricular mass with intracavitary obliteration Kavitha Kalvakuri, Sandeep Banga, Nalinee Upalakalin, Crystal Shaw, Wilmer Fernando Davila, Sudhir Mungee
An uncommon cause of chest pain - penetrating atherosclerotic aortic ulcer Htoo Kyaw, Sanah Sadiq, Arnab Chowdhury, Rashin Gholamrezaee, Linus Yoe
Celiac disease unmasked by acute severe iron deficiency anemia Marcelle G. Meseeha, Maximos N. Attia, Victor O. Kolade
Hypertriglyceridemic pancreatitis associated with confounding laboratory abnormalities Stephen Melnick, Salik Nazir, David Gish, Madan Raj Aryal
Disseminated gonococcal infection: an unusual presentation Saroj Lohani, Salik Nazir, Niranjan Tachamo, Nitin Patel
Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the rectum: a case report and literature review Neil Vyas, Sumair Ahmad, Khaled Bhuiyan, Carmine Catalano, Hassan Alkhawam, Robert Sogomonian, James Nguyen, Aaron Walfish, Joshua Aron

Radiology Images

Clinical Imaging

A rare case of carcinoid tumor in a tailgut cyst Asad Jehangir, Brian H. Le, Frank M. Carter
A case of right atrial thrombus secondary to hepatocellular carcinoma Sushil Ghimire, Smith Giri, Mohamed Morsy, Inyong Hwang, Shadwan F. Alsafwah
Oral verrucous hyperplasia due to repetitive chewing on lips Salik Nazir, Priya Rajagopalan, Stephen Melnick, Noelle Juliano, Richard Alweis

Number 2

Review Articles

Research Articles

Impact of bowel preparation type on the quality of colonoscopy: a multicenter community-based study Daniel Martin, Saqib Walayat, Zohair Ahmed, Sonu Dhillon, Carl V. Asche, Srinivas Puli, Jinma Ren
Avoiding transthoracic echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography for patients with variable body mass indexes in infective endocarditis Robert Sogomonian, Hassan Alkhawam, Neil Vyas, JoshPaul Jolly, James Nguyen, Emma A. Moradoghli Haftevani, Ahmed Al-khazraji, Amar Ashraf

Medical Education/Medical Student

Effect of didactic lectures on obesity documentation and counseling among internal medicine residents Vicky Ren, Kathleen Ellison, Jonathan Miller, Kiran Busireddy, Erin Vickery, Mukta Panda, Rehan Qayyum

Case Reports

Hypercalcemia and diffuse osteolytic lesions in a 45-year-old patient with myeloid sarcoma with megakaryocytic differentiation Aditya Goud, Abdelhai Abdelqader, Chanukya Dahagam, Ramez Jabaji, Pallavi Kumar, Albert Aboulafia, Stephen Selinger
Calcitriol-mediated hypercalcemia in a patient with bilateral adrenal non-Hodgkin’s B-cell lymphoma case report Ana Abaroa-Salvatierra, Bilal Shaikh, Mrunalini Deshmukh, Richard Alweis, Arti Patel
Isolated supra-cardiac partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection causing right heart failure Robert Sogomonian, Hassan Alkhawam, Feras Zaiem, Neil Vyas, JoshPaul Jolly, James Nguyen, Emma A. Moradoghli Haftevani, Christopher Dijanic, Joseph J. Lieber
A rare cause of chest pain in a cancer patient Karim Welaya, Kabir Yousuf, Maria del Pilar Morales
Streptococcus agalactiae mural infective endocarditis in a structurally normal heart Nobuhiro Ariyoshi, Keisuke Miyamoto, Dennis T. Bolger, Jr.

Imaging Column

A case of saddle pulmonary embolus visualized on a transthoracic echocardiography in a 69-year-old female Dilli Ram Poudel, Smith Giri, Ranjan Pathak, Inyong Hwang, Shadwan Alsafwah

Clinical Imaging

Janeway lesions: a valuable clinical sign in patients with infective endocarditis Shoaib Bilal Fareedy, Priya Rajagopalan, Espana Christian Schmidt

Number 1

Research Articles

Patient experiences during awake mechanical ventilation Danille Prime, Paul Arkless, Jonathan Fine, Stephen Winter, Dorothy B. Wakefield, Robyn Scatena

Biostatistical Concepts and Topics in Research

Medical Education/Medical Student

Case Reports

A case of large atrial myxoma presenting as an acute stroke Praneet Iyer, Myo Myo Aung, Mohammad Umer Awan, Charles Kososky, Kulpreet Barn
A case of reactive arthritis due to Clostridium difficile colitis Alex C. Essenmacher, Nazish Khurram, Gregory T. Bismack
Behçhet’s disease departs the ‘Silk Road’: a case report and brief review of literature with geographical comparison Zohair Ahmed, Maria L. Rossi, Sherri Yong, Daniel K. Martin, Saqib Walayat, Michael Cashman, Steven Tsoraides, Sonu Dhillon
Ventricular septal defect: early against late surgical repair Waqas J. Siddiqui, Praneet Iyer, Samridhi Amba, Salman Muddassir, Oleg Chebotarev

Imaging Column

Winged scapula in a man with new neck pain and shoulder weakness Kimberly Aderhold, Priya Rajagopalan, Rittu Hingorani, Richard Alweis