Ascension Providence Hospital Scholarly Activity

     Research is an integral component of the Gastroenterology Fellowship program. Fellows will have the opportunity to do case reports, retrospective studies (chart reviews), experimental studies (clinical trials, animal studies) and prospective studies. These studies can be developed with input from faculty, the Gastroenterology Research Committee, Biomedical Research department and fellows.

     Each year, a number of papers from the department are published in peer reviewed journals. Our residents present numerous oral papers and posters at local, regional, national and international meetings including Ascension Providence Hospital's Research Day, among others. We are extremely proud of these accomplishments.

     A listing of our recently published papers is shown below.

  • Aziz M, H Haghbin, SE Abu, Y Nawras, R Fatima, S Sharma, W Lee-Smith, J Duggan, JA Kammeyer, J Hanrahan, and R Assaly. Efficacy of Tocilizumab in COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Medical Virology, 93(Mar):1620-1630, 2021. PMID 32918755
  • Aziz M, CS Dasari, Y Zafar, R Fatima, H Haghbin, ZA Alyousif, W Lee-Smith, A Perisetti, A Nawras, S Garg, S Inamdar, and B Tharian. Does Timing of Endoscopy Affect Outcomes in Patients With Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 33(Aug):1055-1062, 2021. PMID 33177382
  • Aziz M, H Goyal, H Haghbin, WM Lee-Smith, M Gajendran, and A Perisetti. The Association of "Loss of Smell" to COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. American Journal of Medical Sciences, 361(Feb):216-225, 2021. PMID 33349441
  • Aziz M, H Haghbin, MK Gangwani, S Sharma, Y Nawras, Z Khan, S Chandan, BP Mohan, W Lee-Smith, and A Nawras. Efficacy of Endocuff Vision Compared to First-Generation Endocuff in Adenoma Detection Rate and Polyp Detection Rate in High-Definition Colonoscopy: a Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis. Endoscopy International Open, 9(Jan):E41-E50, 2021. PMID 33403235
  • Elmunzer BJ, RL Spitzer, LD Foster, AA Merchant, EF Howard, VA Patel, MK West, E Qayed, R Nustas, A Zakaria, MS Piper, JR Taylor, L Jaza, N Forbes, M Chau, LF Lara, GI Papachristou, ML Volk, LG Hilson, S Zhou, VM Kushnir, AM Lenyo, CG McLeod, S Amin, GN Kuftinec, D Yadav, C Fox, JM Kolb, S Pawa, R Pawa, A Canakis, C Huang, LH Jamil, AM Aneese, BK Glamour, ZL Smith, KA Hanley, J Wood, HK Patel, JN Shah, E Agarunov, A Sethi, EL Fogel, G McNulty, A Haseeb, JA Trieu, RE Dixon, JY Yang, RB Mendelsohn, D Calo, OC Aroniadis, JF LaComb, JM Scheiman, BG Sauer, DT Dang, CR Piraka, ED Shah, H Pohl, WM Tierney, S Mitchell, A Condon, A Lenhart, KS Dua, VS Kanagala, A Kamal, VK Singh, MI Pinto-Sanchez, JM Hutchinson, RS Kwon, SJ Korsnes, H Singh, Z Solati, FF Willingham, PS Yamchimski, DL Conwell, E Mosier, M Azab, A Patel, J Buxbaum, S Wani, A Chak, AE Hosmer, RN Keswani, CJ DiMaio, MS Bronze, R Muthusamy, MI Canto, VM Gjeorgjievski, Z Imam, F Odish, AI Edhi, M Orosey, A Tiwari, S Patwardhan, NG Brown, AA Patel, CO Ordiah, IP Sloan, L Cruz, CL Koza, U Okafor, T Hollander, N Furey, O Reykhart, NH Zbib, JA Damianos, J Esteban, N Hajidiacos, M Saul, M Mays, G Anderson, K Wood, L Mathews, G Diakova, M Caisse, L Wakefield, H Nitchie, AK Waljee, W Tang, Y Zhang, J Zhu, AR Deshpande, DC Rockey, TB Alford, and V Durkalski. Digestive Manifestations in Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 19(Jul):1355-1365, 2021. PMID 33010411
  • Hakim C, A Mendelson, J Patel, J Greer, and S Sorser. Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Presenting As Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Case Reports in Gastroenterology, 15(Jun):478-481, 2021. PMID Pending
  • Mazhar A and MW Russo. Systematic Review: Non-Invasive Prognostic Tests for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 53(Apr):774-783, 2021. PMID 33608929
  • Zakaria A, L Alnimer, G Byrd, M Piper, M Raphael, B Warren, and M Piper. Asymptomatic Ileal Neuroendocrine "Carcinoid" Tumor Incidentally Diagnosed on Colorectal Cancer Screening Colonoscopy: Does Routine TI Intubation Matter? Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine, 2021(Feb):6620036, 2021. PMID 33623719
  • Zakaria A. Connections Lead to Trainee Courage During the COVID-19 Pandemic in a Community Hospital Setting. Academic Medicine, 96(Jul):943, 2021. PMID 33637661
  • Al Momani L, H Balagoni, M Alomari, S Gaddam, B Boonpherg, T Aasen, M Piper, and M Young. The Association Between Smoking and Both Types of Microscopic Colitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Arab Journal of Gastroenterology, 21(Mar):9-18, 2020. PMID 32241698
  • Aziz M, R Fatima, H Haghbin, W Lee-Smith, and A Nawras. The Incidence and Outcomes of COVID-19 in IBD Patients: A Rapid Review and Meta-Analysis. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, 26(Sep):e132-e133, 2020. PMID 32619003
  • Aziz M, H Haghbin, W Lee-Smith, H Goyal, A Nawras, and DG Adler. Gastrointestinal Predictors of Severe COVID-19: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Annals of Gastroenterology, 33(Dec):615-630, 2020. PMID 33162738
  • Aziz M, H Haghbin, S Sharma, R Fatima, R Ishtiaq, S Chandan, BP Mohan, W Lee-Smith, M Hassan, and A Nawras. Safety of Bariatric Surgery in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Clinical Obesity, 10(Dec):e12405, 2020. PMID 32877572
  • Barnett WR, PH Mudiyanselage, H Haghbin, M Banifadel, J Adunse, F Safi, and R Assaly. Larger Endotracheal Tube Size in Women Increase the Risk for Ventilator-Associated Events. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 41(May):618-619, 2020. PMID 32160935
  • Haghbin H, MK Gangwani, SJK Ravi, A Perisetti, M Aziz, H Goyal, A Nawras, and T Sodeman. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Atrial Fibrillation: Possible Pathophysiological Links and Therapeutic Interventions. Annals of Gastroenterology, 33(Nov):603-614, 2020. PMID 33162737
  • Hakim C, C Melitas, E Nguyen, and K Ngo. Atypical Manifestation of DRESS Syndrome. Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine, 2020(Apr):6863582, 2020. PMID 32328318
  • Han S, JC Obuch, RN Keswani, M Hall, SG Patel, P Menard-Katcher, V Simon, E Ezekwe, E Aagaard, A Ahmad, S Alghamdi, K Austin, B Brimhall, C Broy, L Carlin, M Cooley, JA Di Palma, AM Duloy, DS Early, S Ellert, EA Gaumnitz, J Goyal, P Kathpalia, L Day, N El-Nachef, D Kerman, RH Lee, T Lunsford, M Mittal, K Morigeau, S Pietrak, M Piper, AS Shah, AB Shapiro, A Shergill, W Sonnier, C Sorrell, S Vignesh, and S Wani. Effect of Individualized Feedback on Learning Curves in EGD and Colonoscopy: a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 91(Apr):882-893, 2020. PMID 31715173
  • Han S, JC Obuch, AM Duloy, RN Keswani, M Hall, V Simon, E Ezekwe, P Menard-Katcher, SG Patel, E Aagard, B Brimhall, A Ahmad, S Alghamdi, MD Brown, C Broy, L Carlin, P Chugh, SE Connolly, DM Cooley, K Cowley, JA Di Palma, DS Early, S Ellert, EA Gaumnitz, KA Ghassemi, E Lebovics, RH Lee, T Lunsford, J Massaad, M Mittal, K Morigeau, S Pietrak, M Piper, AS Shah, A Shapiro, W Sonnier, C Sorrell, S Vignesh, S Woolard, and S Wani. A Prospective Multicenter Study Evaluating Endoscopy Competence Among Gastroenterology Trainees in the Era of the Next Accreditation System. Academic Medicine, 95(Feb):283-292, 2020. PMID 31335810
  • Kitajima T, S Nagai, A Segal, M Magee, S Blackburn, D Ellithorpe, S Yeddula, Y Qadeer, A Yoshida, D Moonka, K Brown, and MS Abouljoud. Posttransplant Complications Predict Alcohol Relapse in Liver Transplant Recipients. Liver Transplantation, 26(Mar):379-389, 2020. PMID 31872969
  • Monardo AS, AJ Marcus, and AC Berry. Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor-Induced Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy in the Absence of Hepatic Involvement. ACG Case Reports Journal, 7(Jul):e00425, 2020. PMID 32766367
  • Sobecki J, K Patel, R Kahl, and M Minaudo. Balsalazide-Induced Pneumonitis Causing Dyspnea in a Patient With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. ACG Case Reports Journal, 7(Jan):e00302, 2020. PMID 32309496
  • Zakaria A and M Barawi. Endoscopic Treatment of Killian-Jamieson Diverticulum Using Submucosal Tunneling Diverticulotomy Technique. VideoGIE, 5(Jul):525-526, 2020. PMID 33204906
  • Zakaria A, F Khan, S Ahmad, I Turk, and J Levinson. Massive Gastric Distension Due to Signet-Ring Cell Gastric Adenocarcinoma. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, 9(May):2558-2561, 2020.
  • Akolkar S, J Patel, B Abdu, and S Sorser. The Cloaked Intruder: An Unexpected Case of Eosinophilic Cholangitis. ACG Case Reports Journal, 6(Nov):e00235, 2019. PMID 32309464
  • Akolkar S, C Melitas, and M Piper. Pelvic Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor With Pulmonary Metastasis. ACG Case Reports Journal, 6(Aug):e00205, 2019. PMID 31737732
    Choudhry F, J Kathawa, K Kerton, S Farshadsefat, and M Piper. Zieve's Syndrome Presenting With Severe Hypertriglyceridemia. ACG Case Reports Journal, 6(Jul):e00133, 2019. PMID 31620530
  • Deshpande R, M Stepanova, P Golabi, K Brown, and ZM Younossi. Prevalence, Mortality and Healthcare Utilization Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Hepatitis C in Haemodialysis Units. Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 26(Nov):1293-1300, 2019. PMID 31294521
  • Dwivedi S, J Edukulla, S Rajendra, S Murali, SA Sorser, MS Piper, M Piper, BJ Warren, and H Ramchandani. Educational Intervention Can Improve Appropriateness of Acid Suppression Therapy in Hospitalized Geriatric Patients. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives, 9(Feb):5-8, 2019. PMID 30788067
  • Fisher A, E Yousif, and M Piper. Truth Lies Below: A Case Report and Literature Review of Typical Appearing Polyps Yet With an Atypical Diagnosis. World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 11(Jan):54-60, 2019. PMID 30705732
  • Kahl R, K George, K Patel, and L Stawick. Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma With Rare Sigmoid Colon Metastasis. ACG Case Reports Journal, 6(Jul):e00132, 2019. PMID 31620529
  • Kathawa J, K George, and M Piper. Chilaiditi Syndrome Is a Rare Disease With Features That Resemble Pneumoperitoneum. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 17(Feb):A30, 2019. PMID 29574238
  • Meiselman M, C Melitas, and T Auran. Esophageal Subepithelial Nodule: Bronchial Artery Aneurysm With Fistulization to the Pulmonary Artery (With Video). Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 89(May):1063-1064, 2019. PMID 30639537
  • Melitas C, SA Sorser, A Haidar, N Battista, I Turk, TB Gardner, and DG Adler. Factors Predicting Readmission Within 30 Days of Acute Pancreatitis Attack: A Prospective Study. Pancreatology, 19(Sep):805-806, 2019. PMID 31378581
  • Wright AP, MS Piper, S Bishu, and RW Stidham. Systematic Review and Case Series: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Identifies Most Cases of Checkpoint Inhibitor-Induced Colitis. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 49(Jun):1474-1483, 2019. PMID 31035308
  • Wright AP, MS Piper, S Bishu, and RW Stidham. Letter: Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Induced Colitis-Shouldn't We Be Checking More Often? Authors' Reply. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 50(Sep):613, 2019. PMID 31414534
  • Yarchoan M, P Agarwal, A Villanueva, S Rao, LA Dawson, JM Llovet, RS Finn, JD Groopman, HB El-Serag, SP Monga, XW Wang, M Karin, RE Schwartz, KK Tanabe, LR Roberts, PH Gunaratne, A Tsung, KA Brown, TS Lawrence, R Salem, AG Singal, AK Kim, A Rabiee, L Resar, Y Hoshida, AR He, K Ghoshal, PB Ryan, EM Jaffee, C Guha, L Mishra, CN Coleman, and MM
  • Ahmed. Recent Developments and Therapeutic Strategies Against Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Cancer Research, 79(Sep):4326-4330, 2019. PMID 31481419
  • Zakaria A, K Hipp, N Battista, E Tommolino, and C Machado. Fatal Esophageal-Pericardial Fistula As a Complication of Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation. SAGE Open Medical Case Reports, 7(Apr):2050313X19841150, 2019. PMID 31057797
  • Zakaria A, N Hammad, C Vakhariya, and M Raphael. Somatostatinoma Presented As Double-Duct Sign. Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine, 2019(May):9506405, 2019. PMID 31210994
  • Brady JE, C Vellozzi, S Hariri, DL Kruger, DR Nerenz, KA Brown, AD Federman, K Krauskopf, N Kil, OI Massoud, JM Wise, TA Seay, BD Smith, AK Yartel, and DB Rein. Hepatitis C Care Cascade Among Persons Born 1945-1965: 3 Medical Centers. American Journal of Managed Care, 24(Sep):421-427, 2018. PMID 30222920
  • Ehrenpreis ED, NN Tun, and D Melitas. Hyponatremia Induced by Bowel Preparations for Colonoscopy: Identification of Patients at Risk. Drug Design Development and Delivery Journal, 1(May):104, 2018. PMID Not indexed
  • Manabat M, M Jackson, K Ngo, and L Stawick. Duodenal Pyloric Gland Adenoma in a 59-Year-Old Asian Male. Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine, 2018(Jun):9287843, 2018. PMID 29971172
  • Maratt JK, SB Menees, MS Piper, BJ Zikmund-Fisher, and SD Saini. Patients Are Willing to Repeat Colonoscopy at a Short Interval When Bowel Preparation Quality Is Suboptimal. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 16(May):776-777, 2018. PMID 28987507
  • Maratt JK, CL Lewis, D Saffar, LE Weston, A Myers, MS Piper, and SD Saini. Veterans' Attitudes Towards Deintensification of Surveillance Colonoscopy for Low-Risk Adenomas. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 16(Dec):1999-2000, 2018. PMID 29609067
  • Melitas C and M Meiselman. Metabolic Pancreatitis: Pancreatic Steatosis, Hypertriglyceridemia, and Associated Chronic Pancreatitis in 3 Patients With Metabolic Syndrome. Case Reports in Gastroenterology, 12(Jun):331-336, 2018. PMID PM:30022925
  • Parungao JM, C Reyes, N Jackson, N Roizen, and M Piper. Factors Influencing the Adequacy of Bowel Preparation in Patients With Developmental Disabilities. Gastroenterology Research, 11(Dec):416-421, 2018. PMID 30627265
  • Piper MS, JK Maratt, BJ Zikmund-Fisher, C Lewis, J Forman, S Vijan, V Metko, and SD Saini. Patient Attitudes Toward Individualized Recommendations to Stop Low-Value Colorectal Cancer Screening. JAMA Network Open, 1(Dec):e185461, 2018. PMID 30646275
  • Sondhi AR, MS Piper, and MJ DiMagno. Stack of Coins Sign in a Patient With Recurrent Abdominal Pain. Gastroenterology, 154(Apr):e12-e13, 2018. PMID 28732706
  • Sondhi AR, EJ Wamsteker, and MS Piper. "Doc, I Can't Walk"-A Classic Presentation of a Rare Disease. Gastroenterology, 155(Dec):1703-1705, 2018. PMID 30195450
  • Yartel AK, DB Rein, KA Brown, K Krauskopf, OI Massoud, C Jordan, N Kil, AD Federman, DR Nerenz, JE Brady, DL Kruger, and BD Smith. Hepatitis C Virus Testing for Case Identification in Persons Born During 1945-1965: Results From Three Randomized Controlled Trials. Hepatology, 67(Feb):524-533, 2018. PMID 28941361
  • Zakaria A, B Abdu, B Al Share, M Manabat, and K Ngo. Pseudomelanosis Intestini "From Pylorus to Jejunum:" A Rare Endoscopic Finding in a Patient With GI Bleeding. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, 7(Sep):1120-1122, 2018. PMID 30598973
  • Ehrenpreis ED, Tun NN, Melitas D. Acute hyponatremia induced by bowel preparations for colonoscopy: identification of patients at risk. Drug Design Development and Delivery Journal, 1(May):104, 2018.  Open access
  • Kathawa J, George K, Piper M. Chilaiditi Syndrome Is a Rare Disease With Features That Resemble Pneumoperitoneum. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2018 (In press).  PMID 29574238
  • Manabat M, Jackson M, Ngo K, Stawick L. Duodenal Pyloric Gland Adenoma in a 59-Year-Old Asian Male. Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine, 2018(Jun):9287843, 2018.  PMID 29971172
  • Maratt JK, Lewis CL, Saffar D, Weston LE, Myers A, Piper MS, Saini SD. Veterans' Attitudes Towards Deintensification of Surveillance Colonoscopy for
    Low-Risk Adenomas. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2018 (In press).  PMID 29609067
  • Maratt JK, Menees SB, Piper MS, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Saini SD. Patients Are Willing to Repeat Colonoscopy at a Short Interval When Bowel Preparation Quality Is Suboptimal. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 16(May):776-777, 2018.  PMID 28987507
  • Melitas C, Meiselman M. Metabolic Pancreatitis: Pancreatic Steatosis, Hypertriglyceridemia, and Associated Chronic Pancreatitis in 3 Patients with Metabolic Syndrome. Case Reports in Gastroenterology, 12(Jun):331-336, 2018.  PMID 30022925
  • Melitas C, Sorser SA, Adler DG. Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR). Practical Gastroenterology, 42(May):38-49, 2018.  Online access
  • Sondhi AR, Piper MS, DiMagno MJ. Stack of Coins Sign in a Patient With Recurrent Abdominal Pain. Gastroenterology, 154(Apr):e12-e13, 2018. PMID 28732706
  • Brown K. Maximizing donors with viral hepatitis in the current era. Liver Transplantation, 23(Oct):S44-S49, 2017.  PMID 28846183
  • Kahl R, Patel K, George K, Piper M. Idiopathic Colonic Varices: A Rare Cause of Recurrent Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding. ACG Case Report Journal, 4(Dec):e122, 2017.  PMID 29255722
  • Haidar A, Kaur S, Jackson N, Parungao JM, Piper M, Cutler A. Medical Treatment for Microscopic Colitis: A Community Hospital's Experience. Gastroenterology Research, 10(Dec):329-333, 2017.  PMID 29317939
  • Piper MS, Saad RJ. Diabetes Mellitus and the Colon. Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology, 15(Dec):460-474, 2017.  PMID 29063998
  • Shamban L, Sorser S, Naydin S, Lebwohl B, Shukr M, Wiemann C, Yevsyukov D, Piper MH, Warren B, Green PHR. Factors associated with number of duodenal samples obtained in suspected celiac disease. Endoscopy International Open, 5(Dec):E1220-E1228, 2017.  PMID 29218313
  • Dwivedi S, Al-Hamid H, Warren BJ. Mallory-Weiss tear after violent hiccups: a rare association. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives, 7(Jan):37-39  2017.  PMID 28634523
  • Velocci V, Piper MH. (July 7, 2017) Cytomegalovirus esophagitis overview of cytomegalovirus. Medscape, July(Jul):1952121, 2017.  Online access