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2008 Scholarship Projects

All residents must complete a scholarship project during their residencies.  Projects can be detail case reports,or clinical studies. All projects are performed with the supervision of a faculty member, and the final results are presented at a Noon Conference and at the Annual Rochester General Hospital Scientific Presentation Day.

Effects of Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt on Platelet Counts and Serum Creatinine in Patients with Portal Hypertension at Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY
Motaz Al-Hafnawi, MD

Is BNP a Marker for Volume? A Study Comparing Serial BNPs with Weights in Patients Admitted for Heart Failure
Edwin J Anand MD

Hepatitis B Vaccination and Seroconversion in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Patients Based on CD4 Stratification
Raymond L. Bejerano MD

Nonvariceal Upper GI Bleed:  Resource Utilization and Risk Stratification at RGH
Rachel Conley, MD

Risk Factors for Hypoglycemia in Critically Ill Diabetic Patients
Apeksha Desai, MD

“Off-Label” Use of rFVIIa; Experience at Rochester General Hospital
Farhan Imran, MD

Is End-Stage Renal Disease A Risk Factor For Acquiring Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease?
Sarika Kadam, MD

Clinical Profile of patients with JAK2 V617F Mutation in patients with Philadelphia chromosome- negative Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders
Iram A. Khan MD

Transaminase Ratio and Fibrosis Stage at Presentation Predict Outcome in Patients with Autoimmune Hepatitis
Bahar Madani MD

Characteristics of Crohn's Disease Patients with History of Bowel Resection that had Lactulose Breath Test for Evaluation of Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth
Tom Mathew, MD

Prognostic Significance of Thyroid Function Test in Determining Mortality in Critically Ill Patients
Lakshmi Meenakshisundaram, MD

Statin Therapy Worsens Asthma in Allergic Asthmatics
Marina Ostroukhova MD PhD

Validation of Prediction Score for Contrast-Induced Nephropathy After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.
Bhuvaneswari Ramkumar MD

Survey on Cervical Cancer Screening in the TWIG and OPD Clinics at Rochester General Hospital
Ashfaq Tapia MD

Kayexalate the Untold Story
Sayed Tariq, MD

Patient Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening in Our Medicine Clinics
Kerri-Ann Thompson, MD

Predictors of Recurrent Clostridium difficile-Associated Diarrhea at Rochester General Hospital
Sunny Tumangday, MD

Plasma Brain Natriuretic Peptide – An Independent Predictor of Mortality and Rehospitalization in Congestive Heart Failure – A Meta-Analysis
Dragos Vesbianu MD

Clinical, Laboratory and Radiographic Characteristics of Community Acquired Legionella Pneumonia at Presentation at Rochester General Hospital
Wubnew Zewdie, MD