American Federation for Medical Research
2019 Program
Saturday, March 30, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 AM
EASTERN REGIONAL MEETING REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
7:15 - 7:30 AM
AFMR INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME
Oana Sandu, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY
Chair, AFMR Eastern Section Council
7:30 - 8:30 AM
ASK AFMR - CAREER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
Moderator: Peter H. Wiernik, MD, Cancer Research Foundation, Chappaqua, NY

Table 1 - Research Career Paths in Academia and the Nonprofit Sector
Nicole Bjorklund, PhD, Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, New York NY

Table 2 - Advancing Your Career as an International Scholar: Finding the Right Mentor/Opportunities and Overcoming Visa Challenges
Amit Dey, MBBS, NHLBI, NIH, Bethesda MD

Table 3 - Navigating Patient Center Oriented Research: Lessons from the ADAPTABLE Study - Montefiore Site
Ythan H. Goldberg, MD and Giselle Alvarado, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx NY

Table 4 - Meet the AFMR 2019 Outstanding Investigator Awardee: Excellence, Leadership and Mentoring Advice
Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH, Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
8:30 - 10:30 AM
ORAL ABSTRACT SESSION
Moderator: Akankasha Goyal, MD, NYU Diabetes & Endocrine Associates, New York, NY
1.
Microrna Expression Profile in Exhaled Breath Condensate: Investigating the Pathophysiology of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Priya Agarwala, Nadia Pletukhina, Lora J. Kasselman, Heather A. Renna, Daniel S. Glass, Steve H. Salzman, Allison B. Reiss. Medicine, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, New York, United States
2.
Vitamin D and Airway Inflammation in Adolescent Asthmatics
Douglas M. Mansell1, 2, 3. 1Pulmonary Critical care, SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 2Clinical Epidemiology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York, United States, 3GenMed, Childrens National Health System, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
3.
Optimal Duration for Clopidogrel Suspension Prior to Cardiac Surgery
Muhammad Arslan Cheema1, Ali R. Ghani1, Waqas Ullah1, Asoka Balaratna2, Marc Cohen2. 1Internal Medicine, Abington Jefferson Health, Horsham, Rhode Island, United States, 2Cardiology, Abington Jefferson Health, Horsham, Pennsylvania, United States
4.
Lessons from Adaptable; Aspirin Study at the Montefiore Site
Giselle Alvarado1, Oana A. Sandu1, Jorge Kizer1, 2, Ythan Goldberg1. 1Montefiore- Albert Einstein Medical College, Bronx, New York, United States, 2Cardiology, UCSF- VA Health Care System, San Francisco, California, United States
5.
Late Reactive Hypoglycemia As A Sign Of Early Glycemic Dysfunction In Obese Adolescent Girls
Antonia Ekerdt1, Anne-Marie Carreau1, Yesenia Garcia-Reyes1, Haseeb Rahat1, Laura Pyle1, K.J. Nadeau1, 2, Melanie Cree-Green1, 2. 1Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, United States, 2Center for Women's Health Research, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado, United States
6.
Investigating and Characterizing the Immune Response in Prostate Cancer Treatment
David J. Grossfeld1, Allison B. Reiss1, Lora J. Kasselman1, Heather A. Renna1, Amanda Le Sueur2, Aaron E. Katz2. 1Medicine, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, New York, United States, 2Urology, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Garden City, New York, United States
7.
Diabetes Status Does Not Affect Blood Lactic Acid in Elderly Veterans with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease
Sheikh Raza Shahzad1, Elvira O. Gosmanova2, Aidar R. Gosmanov3. 1Medicine, Albany Medical College/Albany VAMC, Albany, New York, United States, 2Nephrology, Albany Medical College/Albany VAMC, Albany, New York, United States, 3Endocrinology, Albany Medical College/Albany VAMC, Albany, New York, United States
8.
Real-World Study of Hepatitis C Treatment with Direct-Acting Antivirals in Patients with Drug Abuse and Opioid Agonist Therapy
Vijay Gayam1, Benjamin Tiongosn1, Amrendra Mandal1, Pavani Garlapati1, Arshpal Gill1, Smruti Mohanty2. 1Medicine, Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 2Gastroenterology/Hepatology, New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital,, Brooklyn, New York, United States
9.
Atypical Immunophenotype Predicts Worse Prognosis in Adult T-Cell Lymphoma/Leukemia: A Retrospective Study of 63 Caribbean Patients at a New York City Tertiary Center
Bachar Samra1, Edwin Chiu1, Bo Lin2, Eric Tam1, Babak Baseri1, Iuliana Shapira1, Jason Gonsky3, Robert Lewis3, Gurinder Sidhu1, Ahmed Sawas4, Evelyn Taiwo3. 1Hematology/Oncology, SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 2Pathology, SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 3Hematology/Oncology, Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 4Center for Lymphoid Malignancies, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, United States
10.
Consumption of Fermented Foods and Cognitive Function in Children
Lora J. Kasselman1, Aaron Pinkhasov2, Irving Gomolin3, Allison B. Reiss1, 3. 1Biomedical Research, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, New York, United States, 2Behavioral Health, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, New York, United States, 3Department of Medicine, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, New York, United States
11.
Extraction of Extracellular Vesicles from A Fermented Beverage: A Potential Gut-Brain Link
Apoorva Vashisht, Steve Mathew, Allison B. Reiss, James H. Grendell, Lora J. Kasselman. Biomedical Research, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, New York, United States
12.
Adherence to Guideline-Directed High-Intensity Statin Therapy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Ogechukwu Egini1, Carla Boutin-Foster2, Tina Adjei-Bosompem2, Nicole Mastrogiovanni1, Orlando Sola1, Milena Rodriguez-Alvarez1, Moro Salifu1, 4. Fasika Tedla1, Lorraine Thomas2. 1Internal Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 2Office of Diversity and Research, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, United States
10:30 - 10:45 AM
BREAK
10:45 - 12:00 PM
PLENARY SYMPOSIUM
Update on Good Old and Novel Therapeutic Options for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Moderate Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Moderators: Allison B. Reiss, MD, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola NY
Elvira Gosmanova, MD, FASN, Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany NY

Pros of Metformin in Treating Diabetic Patients with CKD
Elvira Gosmanova, MD, FASN, Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany NY

Cons of Metformin in Treating Diabetic Patients with CKD
Aidar R. Gosmanov, MD, PhD, Albany VAMC, Albany NY

Novel Hypoglycemic Agents for Diabetic Patients with Moderate CKD
Erika Brutsaert, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY
12:00 - 1:15 PM
AFMR KEYNOTE LUNCHEON
The Role of the Brain and the Liver on the Regulation of Metabolic Disease
Moderator: Oana Sandu, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY

Central Regulation of Glucose Metabolism in Humans: Expanding the Frontiers
Meredith Hawkins, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY
AFMR 2012 Outstanding Investigator

Advances in NASH (Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis): Disease Burden and Management Considerations
Kenneth Cusi, MD, FACP, FACE, University of Florida Diabetes Institute, Gainesville, FL
1:15 - 3:15 PM
AFMR SCHOLAR ABSTRACTS: CARDIOVASCULAR, ENDOCRINOLOGY, NEUROSCIENCE AND RHEUMATOLOGY
Moderator: Oana Sandu, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY
13.
Soluble Lectin-Like Oxidized Low-Density Lipoprotein Receptor-1 Is Associated with Subclinical Coronary Artery Diseases in Psoriasis
Amit K. Dey1, Ranjitha Gaddipati2, Youssef Elnabawi1, Emily Ongstad2, Aditya Goyal1, Justin Rodante1, Aparna Sajja1, Alexander Sorokin1, Heather Teague1, Aarthi Reddy1, Milena Aksentijevich1, Noor Khalil1, Jenis Argueta-Amaya1, Harry Choi1, Parag Shukla1, Yvonne Baumer1, Aditya Joshi1, Veit Sandfort1, Martin Playford1, Marcus Chen1, David Bluemke4, Sotirios Karathanasis2, Joel Gelfand3, Ruchi Gupta2, Nehal N. Mehta1. 1Cardiology, NHLBI, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 2Medimmune, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States, 3University of Pennsylvania, PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, United States, 4Univeristy of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States
14.
Atheroprotective Actions of Oxytocin in Human Macrophages: Reduced Lipid Accumulation under Inflammatory Conditions
Ariel Karten1, Lora J. Kasselman2, Heather A. Renna2, Eric Lam3, Daniel S. Glass2, Nicholas A. Vernice2, Joshua DeLeon2, Allison B. Reiss2. 1Montefiore, Flushing, New York, United States, 2NYU Winthrop, Mineola, New York, United States, 3NYCOM at NYIT, Glen Head, New York, United States
15.
Application of Machine Learning to Determine Top Predictors of Non-Calcified Coronary Plaque Burden in Psoriasis
Harry Choi1, Eric Munger1, 2, Amit K. Dey1, Youssef Elnabawi1, Jacob Groenendyk1, Noor Khalil1, Justin Rodante1, Milena Aksentijevich1, Aarthi Reddy1, Jenis Argueta-Amaya1, Martin Playford1, Ahmed Hasan1, Moshin S. Jafri2, Veit Sandfort1, Marcus Chen1, David Bluemke3, Joel Gelfand4, Nehal N. Mehta1. 1National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 2George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, United States, 3University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 4University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
16.
Liver Insulin Sensitizing Effects of Vitamin D Mediated Through Reduced Adipose Tissue Inflammation and Fibrosis
Eric Lontchi Yimagou1, Sona Kang2, Kehao Zhang1, Akankasha Goyal3, Jee Young You1, Preeti Kishore1, Evan Rosen4, Meredith Hawkins1. 1Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States, 2Berkeley University, Berkeley, California, United States, 3NYU Langone, NYC, New York, United States, 4Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
17.
Metabolic and Gene Expression Changes with Metformin Treatment in Nondiabetic Older Adults
Erika F. Brutsaert1, Ameya Kulkarni2, Valentin Anghel2, Kehao Zhang2, Noah Bloomgarden1, Michael Pollak3, Jessica Mar2, Meredith Hawkins1, Jill Crandall1, Nir Barzilai2. 1Endocrinology, Montefiore Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Hastings on Hudson, New York, United States, 2Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States, 3McGill, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
18.
Validation of Surrogate Models to Assess Tissue and Whole-Body Insulin Resistance in High-Risk Adolescent Girls
Danielle Xie1, 2, Anne-Marie Carreau2, Yesenia Garcia-Reyes2, Haseeb Rahat2, Kai Bartlette3, Cecilia D. Behn2, 3, Laura Pyle2, 4, K.J. Nadeau2, 5, Melanie Cree-Green2, 5. 1Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States, 2Pediatric Endocrinology, CU Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, United States, 3Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, United States, 4Biostatistics and Informatics, Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora, Colorado, United States, 5Center for Women's Health Research, Aurora, Colorado, United States
19.
Sex Differences in the Association between Total Bilirubin and Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes
Aayush Visaria1, Louis Amorosa2. 1Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, United States, 2Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
20.
Resveratrol Potentiates the Insulin Sensitizing Effects on Adipose Tissue of Overweight Human Subjects
Roger Maginley, Kehao Zhang, Akankasha Goyal, Oana A. Sandu, Preeti Kishore, Meredith Hawkins, Michelle Carey. Endocrinology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, New York, United States
21.
Resveratrol Preserves Hippocamal Area in Atherosclerosis-Prone Lupus Mice: A Potential Neurolupus Treatment
Saba Ahmed1, 2, Kiana Cruz1, Steven E. Carsons3, Joshua DeLeon3, Allison B. Reiss1, Lora J. Kasselman1. 1Biomedial Research, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Middletown, New York, United States, 2Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, United States, 3Department of Medicine, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, New York, United States
22.
Serum Amyloid A Alters the Properties of Healthy Human Plasma Causing Cultured Thp-1 Human Macrophages to Exhibit an Atherogenic Phenotype
Eric Lam1, 2, Lora J. Kasselman2, Heather A. Renna2, Daniel S. Glass2, Joshua DeLeon2, Steven E. Carsons2, Allison B. Reiss2. 1New York Institute of technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Flushing, New York, United States, 2Medicine, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, New York, United States
3:15 - 4:15 PM
MODERATED e-POSTER COMPETITION
Moderator: Iuliana Shapira, MD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
MP1.
Association between Overall Maternal Health Status and Family Resilience: Results from a National Survey
Sitara Soundararajan1, Jaya Aysola2. 1Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 2Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
MP2.
Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence in Adolescents With HIV: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Sasha W. Alcon, David Sloane, Billal Ahmed, Joseph S. Cervia. Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Garden City, New York, United States
MP3.
Minority Inner City Patients' Needs during their Cancer Care
Camilla Melegari1, Gwyneth Sultan1, Luna Samman1, Hesham Taha2, Iuliana Shapira1. 1SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Syosset, New York, United States, 2Hematology Oncology, Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, United States
MP4.
ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (Stemi) Alert during Night Shift; A Misfortune for the Patient or Just an Overstatement
Muhammad Arslan Cheema1, Ali R. Ghani1, Waqas Ullah1, Usman Sarwar1, Hafez Mohammad R. Abdollah2, Marc Cohen3. 1Internal Medicine, Abington Jefferson Health, Abington, Pennsylvania, United States, 2Internal Medicine, University of North Dak, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States, 3Cardiology, Abington Jefferson Health, Abington, Pennsylvania, United States
MP5.
A Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction Analysis Solution in R
Adam E. Ahmed, Allison B. Reiss, Lora J. Kasselman. Biomedical Research, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, New York, United States
MP6.
Theme Trends of the "Hot Seat": An Online, Asynchronous, Clinical Reasoning Tool Focused on Diagnostic and Management Dilemmas
Haroon Shaukat1, Sonny Tat2, Pavan Zaveri1, Maybelle Kou3, Lenore Jarvis1. 1Emergency, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 2UCSF, San Francisco, California, United States, 3Emergency, INOVA Fairfax Childrens Hospital, Fairfax, Virginia, United States
MP7.
MP8.
Duration of In-Hospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and its Effect on Survival
Muhammad Arslan Cheema1, Ali R. Ghani1, Waqas Ullah1, Usman Sarwar1, Mary Nagak1, Asoka Balaratna2. 1Internal Medicine, Abington Jefferson Health, Abington, Pennsylvania, United States, 2Cardiology, Abington Jefferson Health, Abington, Pennsylvania, United States
MP9.
Vitamin D Deficiency Is Associated with Increased Clinical and Financial Burden of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
Abhishek Chaturvedi1, Anastasios Kapetanos1, Thomas Robertson1, Parul Chandrika4, Muhammad Salman Faisal1, Mario Castagnaro1, Tarun Sharma2, Craig Alpert3, Amresh Raina3. 1Internal Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 2Rheumatology, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 3Cardiology, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 4Internal Medicine, East Carolina University Hospital, Greenville, North Carolina, United States
MP10.
Reduction of Heart Failure Admissions by 40% Using Kencor Artificial Intelligence Software: A Pilot Study of 30 Patients
Maya J. Dhond1, Aedan Enriquez3, Yardana Gill1, Milind Dhond1, 2, Cyrus Mancherje1, Hossein Dehghani1, Terra Hadsall1, Jeff Breneisen1. 1Cardiology, Northbay Healthcare, Fairfield, California, United States, 2UC Davis, Davis, California, United States, 3UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States
4:15 - 4:30 PM
MODERATED e-POSTER AWARD PRESENTATION
Shireen Atabaki, MD, Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC
Chair-Elect, AFMR Eastern Section Council
4:30 PM
ADJOURN
Display Posters
DP1.
Predictors of All Cause Mortality in the Bari 2d Trial Identified by Machine-Learning
Amit K. Dey2, Zyannah Mallick2, Ruba Shalhoub2, Runqiu Wang2, Tejas Patel1, Xin Tian2, Colin Wu2, Yuan Gu2, Iffat Chowdhury1, Nehal N. Mehta2, Eileen Navarro-almario1, Frank Pucino1, Yves Rosenberg2, Ahmed Hasan2. 1U.S Food and Drug Institution, Rockville, Maryland, United States, 2National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States
DP2.
Do Echocardiograms Done on the Observation Floor Make Any Difference in yhe Final Management of the Patients
Ali R. Ghani1, Muhammad Arslan Cheema1, Usman Sarwar1, Waqas Ullah1, Bruce Berger2. 1Internal Medicine, Abington Jefferson Health, Horsham, Rhode Island, United States, 2Cardiology, Abington Jefferson Health, Abington, Pennsylvania, United States
DP3.
Saphenous Venous Stump: An Indication for Anticoagulation
Muhammad Arslan Cheema1, Ali R. Ghani1, Waqas Ullah1, Usman Sarwar1, Hafez Mohammad R. Abdollah2, Asoka Balaratna3. 1Internal Medicine, Abington Jefferson Health, Abington, Pennsylvania, United States, 2Internal Medicine, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, Pennsylvania, United States, 3Caridology, Abingto Jefferson Health, Abington, Pennsylvania, United States
DP4.
Native Valve Escherichia Coli Endocarditis following Acute Cholecystitis
Uzma Malik1, Mahdis Solhjoo1, Theresa Henson1, Santosh Kale1, Sara Malik1, Tabassum Yasmin2, Amgad Makaryus3. 1Medicine, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, New York, United States, 2Infectious Disease, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, New York, United States, 3Cardiology, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, New York, United States
DP6.
Cost Savings to Medicare by Implementing Kencor Artificial Intelligence Software: A Pilot Study of 30 Patients
Aedan Enriquez3, Maya J. Dhond1, Yardana Gill1, Milind Dhond2, 1, Cyrus Mancherje1, Jeff Breneisen1, Hossein Dehghani1, Terra Hadsall1. 1Cardiology, Northbay Healthcare, Fairfield, California, United States, 2UC Davis, Davis, California, United States, 3UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States
DP7.
The Management of Acute Fracture Dislocations of Proximal Interphalangeal Joints: A Systematic Review
Anca Breahna1, Anuj Mishra2, Jill Arrowsmith3, Tommy Lindau3. 1Plastic Surgery, Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester, United Kingdom, 2Plastic Surgery, University Hospitals of South Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom, 3Hand Surgery, Pulvertaft Hand Centre, Derby, United Kingdom
DP8.
Investigating the Potential of Smart Phone Applications as a Means of Improving Colonoscopy Preparation Competency
Charles Rives, Shiva Poola, Hamza Khalid. Gastroenterology, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, United States
DP9.
Necrotizing Fasciitis following Marine Water Exposure Caused by Shewanella Putrefaciens
Mahdis Solhjoo1, Uzma Malik1, Tabassum Yasmin2. 1Medicine, Nassau University Medical Center, Westbury, New York, United States, 2Infectious Disease, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, New York, United States
DP10.
Blood Stream Infections (Bsi) Survival in Black Patients with High Comorbidity Index
Michael Haddadin1, Josephine Anuforo2, Gwyneth Sultan1, Ellen Oseni1, Akeem Lewis1, Jianxiang Xia1, Iuliana Shapira1. 1SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Syosset, New York, United States, 2Medicine, St john's Episcopal Hospital, Far Rockaway, New York, United States
DP11.
Role of Central Venous Catheter in Blood Stream Infections of Patients with High Comorbidity Index
Josephine Anuforo2, Michael Haddadin1, Gwyneth Sultan1, Ellen Oseni1, Jianxiang Xia1, Akeem Lewis1, Iuliana Shapira1. 1SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Syosset, New York, United States, 2Medicine, St. John Episcopal, Far Rockaway, New York, United States
DP12.
Actinomycosis
Theo D. Trandafirescu, Mathew Trandafirescu. Medicine, Mount Sinai Services, Queens Hospital Center, Flushing, New York, United States
DP13.
Protective Health Effects of Natural Dietary Products on Disease and Aging
George D. Sandu, Nicholas Caramihai, Argie Agelarakis. Adelphi University, Bayside, New York, United States
DP14.
A Growing Concern- Cardiomyopathy with Long Term Hydroxychloroquine Use
Bhavna Abbi2, Sneha N. Patel1, Irene Blanco1, Anand Kumthekar1, Daniel Schwartz3. 1Rheumatology, Montefiore Medical Center, Moses Division, Bronx, New York, United States, 2Internal Medicine, St. John's Riverside Hospital, Yonkers, New York, United States, 3Pathology, Montefiore Medical Center, Moses Division, Bronx, New York, United States
DP15.
A Rare Initial Presentation of Linitis Plastica with Back Pain
Mahdis Solhjoo1, Ruchi Bhatt2, Pouyan Gohari2. 1Medicine, Nassau University Medical Center, Westbury, New York, United States, 2Hematology/Oncology, Nassau Univ Med Ctr, East Meadow, New York, United States
DP16.
Heliotrope Rash Precluding Metastatic Ovarian Cancer
Arash Heidari, Maryam Talai-Shahir, Thy Nguyen. Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, California, United States
DP17.
Devastating Case of Cryptococcal Meningitis in an HIV Negative Host
Golriz Asefi1, 2, Jeffrey J Jolliff1, Arash Heidari1, 2. 1Internal Medicine, Kern Medical-UCLA, Bakersfield, California, United States, 2Valley Fever Institute, Bakersfiled, California, United States
DP18.
First Reported Case of Osteopoikilosis Mimicking Disseminated Osseous Coccidioidomycosis
Golriz Asefi1, 2, Monica Kumar3, Tana Parker3, Arash Heidari1, 2. 1Internal Medicine, Kern Medical-UCLA, Bakersfield, California, United States, 2Valley Fever Institute, Bakersfield, California, United States, 3Family Medicine, Rio Bravo, Bakersfield, California, United States
DP19.
A Fatal Case of Coccidioides Meningoencephalitis with Isolated Ventricular Hydrocephalus and Interventricular Hemorrhage
Golriz Asefi1, 2, Ramanjeet Sidhu1, Rasha Kuran1, Joseph Chen1, Katayoun Sabetian1, Arash Heidari1, 2. 1Internal Medicine, Kern Medical-UCLA, Bakersfield, California, United States, 2Valley Fever Institute, Bakersfiled, California, United States
DP20.
Coccidioides: A Stealthy Alien Forever
Golriz Asefi1, 2, Tung T. Trang1, Royce Johnson1, 2, Arash Heidari1, 2. 1Internal Medicine, Kern Medical-UCLA, Bakersfield, California, United States, 2Valley Fever Institute, Bakersfield, California, United States
DP21.
Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome Complicated By Bacterial Meningitis, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage And Cerebellar Stroke
Golriz Asefi, Carlos D'Assumpcao, Greti Petersen, Arash Heidari. Internal Medicine, Kern Medical-UCLA, Bakersfield, California, United States
DP22.
A Devastating Case Of Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis In a Previously Undiagnosed AIDs Patient
Golriz Asefi1, Simmer Kaur1, Yoel Olazabal Pupo2, Carol Stewart-Hayostek2, Arash Heidari1. 1Internal Medicine, Kern Medical-UCLA, Bakersfield, California, United States, 2Family Medicine, Rio Bravo, Bakersfield, California, United States
DP23.
Tracheal Diverticulae
Theo D. Trandafirescu. Medicine, Mount Sinai Services, Queens Hospital Center, Flushing, New York, United States
DP24.
Foreign Body Aspiration as a Cause of Chronic Recurrent Pneumonia
Theo D. Trandafirescu, Adina A. Trandafirescu. Medicine, Mount Sinai Services, Queens Hospital Center, Flushing, New York, United States