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Research

Selected Publications

2019

  1. Kochhar G, Wallace M. EUS-guided therapies for solid pancreatic tumors including drug delivery and Brachytherapy. Interventional Endoscopic Ultrasound, 2019, springer publication.

2018

  1. Syed A, Kaul V, Thakkar S. Flexible endoscopic myotomy of Zenker's diverticulum using a novel electrosurgical knife: first reported case in the USA. Dig Endosc. 2018 Oct 8. doi: 10.1111/den.13286.
  2. Syed AR, Kumar U, Garg M, Dhawan M, Thakkar S. Argon plasma coagulation treatment of intraductal papillary neoplasm of biliary tract: an alternative approach. VideoGIE. 2018;3:234-235. doi: 10.1016/j.vgie.2018.03.006.
  3. Syed A, Garg M, Thakkar S. Argon plasma coagulation treatment of biliary adenomas in a patient with familial adenomatous polyposis. Dig Endosc. 2018;30:702. doi: 10.1111/den.13227.
  4. Rao B, Garg M, Singh S, Gulati A, Thakkar S. Successful use of radiofrequency ablation for the management of a recurrent ampullary adenoma with intraductal extension. VideoGIE. 2018;3:94-96. doi: 10.1016/j.vgie.2017.12.002.
  5. Arif H, Beg M, Zahid S, Sial M, Talwar A, Christou A, Babich M. Refractory hypercalcemia in squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus-a case report and review of literature. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2018 Jun 4. doi: 10.1007/s12029-018-0124-1.
  6. Kularni A, Garg M, Agrawal R, Babich M. Analysis and interpretation of classic liver enzymes. Practical Gastroenterology. Accepted for publication Nov.
  7. Arif H, Lee H, Strahotin C. Approach to liver disease in pregnancy. Practical Gastroenterology. Accepted for publication Oct.
  8. Syed A, Thakkar P, Abdul-Baki H, Tang A, Farah K, Thakkar S. The old versus the new: a population-based cohort analysis of the potential risk factors for early-onset colorectal cancer. United European Gastroenterology. Submitted Nov 2018.
  9. Syed A, Garg M, Patel P, Singh S, Blackwood M, Munigala S, Farah K, Aoun E, Thakkar P, Kulkarni A, Dhawan M, Agrawal S, Wallace D, Thakkar S. Fluoroscopy dose and time characteristics during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Surg Lap Endosc Percut Tech. 2018. Accepted for publication.
  10. Rao B, Syed A, Sing S, Gulati A, Moussiade G, Garg M, Morrissey S, Williams H, Atkinson D, Schiffman S, Monga D, Lupetin A, Kirichenko A, Mitre M, Tang A, Dhawan M, Kulkarni A, Thakkar S. Performance of a multidisciplinary pancreas cancer conference in predicting and managing resectable pancreatic cancer. Pancreas. Accepted Oct 2018.
  11. Shen B, Kochhar G, Navaneethan U, Liu X, Farraye FA, Lama YG, Bruining D, Pardi DS, Lukas M, Bortlik M, Wu K, Sood A, Schwartz DA, Sandborn WJ. Role of internventional inflammatory bowel disease in the era of biological therapy: a position statement from the Global Interventional IBD Group. Gastrointest Endosc. 2018; doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2018.09.045.
  12. Shen B, Kochhar G, Hull T. Bridging medical and surgical treatment of inflammatory bowel disease: the role of interventional IBD. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018; doi: 10.1038/s41395-018-0416-x.

2017

  1. Bilal M, Singh S, Lee H, Khosa K, Khehra R, Clarke K. Bridges to excellence quality indicators in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): differences between IBD and non-IBD gastroenterologists. Ann Gastroenterol. 2017;30:192-196.
  2. Clarke K, Bilal M, Abdul-Baki H, Lebovitz P, El-Hachem S. College inflammatory bowel disease (C-IBD) day: a targeted approach to shared decision-making in college age students with IBD-a 2-year pilot project. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2017 Jul;32(7):1019-1023. doi: 10.1007/s00384-017-2763-2
  3. Garg M, Patel P, Blackwood M, Aoun E, Farah K, Kulkarni A, Dhawan M, Thakkar S. Ocular radiation threshold projection based on fluoroscopy time during ERCP. American Journal Gastroenterology. Am J Gastroenterol 2017; 112:716–721.
  4. Gomez G, Singh S, Kantamaneni V, Indramohan P, Bilal M, Morrissey S, Thakkar S, Abdul-Baki H, Dhawan M. Effect of morning vs. afternoon scheduling of endoscopic US-guided FNA on outcomes of solid pancreatic lesions. Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica 2017 June;63(2):163-5.
  5. Kantamaneni VK, Gurram KC, Kulkarni A. Clostridium difficile extraintestinal abscess: a rare complication. BMJ Case Rep. 2017. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2017-219957.
  6. Lee J, Clarke K. Effect of clinical and laboratory parameters on quality of life in celiac patients using celiac disease-specific quality of life scores. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2017;52:1235-1239.
  7. Rao B, Gulati A, Jobe B, Thakkar S.  Esophageal lichen planus: understanding a potentially severe stricturing disease. Case Rep Gastrointest Med. 2017;2017:5480562. doi: 10.1155/2017/5480562.
  8. Singh S, Chowdhry M, Umar S, Bilal M, Clarke K. Variations in the medical treatment of inflammatory bowel disease among gastroenterologists. Accepted Gastroenterology Reports 2017. doi: 10.1093/gastro/gox005
  9. Umar S, Clarke K, Bilimoria F, Bilal M, Singh S, Silverman J. Diagnostic yield from colon biopsies in patients with inflammatory bowel disease and suspected cytomegalovirus infection: is it worth it? Ann Gastroenterol. 2017; 30: 429–432.
  10. Umar S, Moussaide G, Bilal M, Aoun E. Stomach with glasses: a striking foreign body. ACG Case Rep J. 2017; doi:  14309/crj.2017.18

2016

  1. Bilal M, Alhajjar O, Madisetty M, Kapetanos A, Babich M. Intravenous access in acute gastrointestinal bleeding: a quality improvement project. Committee Sponsored Symposium at 2016 Digestive Diseases Week. San Diego, CA.
  2. Chowdhry M, Singh S, Lee H, Bilal M, Clarke K. Variation in treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases(IBD) between IBD specialists and non-IBD gastroenterologists (GI) at a tertiary care hospital. Poster presentation at 2016 Digestive Diseases Week. San Diego, CA.
  3. Clarke K, Bilal M, Abdul-Baki H, El-Hachem S, Lebovitz P. College inflammatory bowel disease day (C-IBD Day): a targeted approach to shared decision making in college age students with IBD. Poster presentation at 2016 Digestive Diseases Week. San Diego, CA.
  4. Gulati A, Clarke K. Recognition of endoscopic stigmata of acute gastrointestinal bleeding: is it in the eye of the beholder? Poster presentation at 2016 Digestive Diseases Week. San Diego, CA.
  5. Khosa K, Lee H, Bilal M, Singh S, Khehra R, Clarke K. Bridges to excellence (BTE) quality indicators in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) - variance in utilization between IBD gastroenterologists and non-IBD gastroenterologists. An update. Poster presentation at 2016 Digestive Diseases Week. San Diego, CA.
  6. Kumar U, Garg M, Thakkar S. Argon plasma coagulation treatment of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of biliary track: an alternative approach. ASGE Video Plenary at 2016 Digestive Diseases Week. San Diego, CA.
  7. Kumar U, Garg M, Sharma M, Gulati A, Kulkarni A, Dhawan M, Morrissey S, Schiffman S, Mitre M, Atkinson D, Maheshwary R, Monga D, Williams H, Kirichenko A, Thakkar S. To evaluate the impact of multidisciplinary pancreatic conference (MDPC) in borderline resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma patients. Poster presentation at 2016 Digestive Diseases Week. San Diego, CA.
  8. Kumar U, Garg M, Sharma M, Gulati A, Kulkarni A, Dhawan M, Morrissey S, Schiffman S, Mitre M, Atkinson D, Maheshwary R, Monga D, Williams H, Kirichenko A, Thakkar S. The effect of fiducials on resection margin and nodal disease in patients receiving neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy for borderline resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Poster presentation at 2016 Digestive Diseases Week. San Diego, CA.
  9. Lee J, Clarke K. Clinical Parameters and Quality of Life in Patients With Celiac Disease Using CD-QOL Scores (Celiac Disease-Specific Assessment Instrument for Quality of Life). Poster presentation at 2016 Digestive Diseases Week. San Diego, CA.

2015

  1. Agrawal S, O’Connor R, Aoun E, Babich M. Intense pruritus in Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) hepatitis treated with naloxone drip. BMJ Case Rep. 2015. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-207037
  2. Batouli A, Kazemi A, Midian R, Lupetin A. CT diagnosis of this lesser-known cause of gastrointestinal bleeding. Clin Radiology. 2015;70:661-666.
  3. Bilal M, Kapetanos A, Khan HA, Thakkar S. Bleeding “Dieulafoy’s-like” lesion resembling the duodenal papilla: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2015;9:118.
  4. Garg M, Schuerle T, Liu Y, Thakkar S. Intraductal oncocytic papillary neoplasm of the pancreas: a case of a second neoplasm in a pancreas cancer survivor. JOP. 2015;16:63-65.
  5. Hoppo T, Thakkar SJ, Schumacher LY, Komatsu Y, Choe S, Shetty A, Bloomer S, Lloyd EJ, Zaidi AH, VanDeusen MA, Landreneau RJ, Kulkarni A, Jobe BA. A utility of peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) across the spectrum of esophageal motility disorders. Surg Endosc. 2015.
  6. Kirichenko A, Weiss B, Thakkar S, Gurram K, Gayou O. Use of implanted gold fiducial markers with MV-CBCT image-guided IMRT for pancreatic tumours. J MedImaging Radiat Oncol. 2015.
  7. Mancini SA, Angelo JL, Peckler Z, Philip FH, Farah KF. Pyloraplasty for refractory gastroparesis. Accepted for publication American Surgeon.
  8. Purohit T, Garg M, Thakkar S. Argon plasma coagulation for extraction of an impacted trapezoid basket in the pancreatic duct. ACG Case Reports. 2015;2:139-141.
  9. Sardana N, Aoun E. Hepatocellular carcinoma. Accepted for publication Practical Gastroenterology. June 2015.
  10. Thakkar S, Awad M, Gurram KC, Tully S, Wright C, Sannan S, Choset H. A novel, new robotic platform for natural orifice distal pancreatectomy. Surg Innov. 2015;22:274-282.
  11. Zaidi AH, Saldin LT, Kelly LA, Bergal L, Londono R, Kosovec JE, Komatsu Y, Kasi PM, Shetty A, Keane TJ, Thakkar SJ, Landreneau RJ, Badylak SF, Jobe BA. MicroRNA signature characterizes primary tumors that metastasize in an esophageal adenocarcinoma rat model. Plos One. 2015;10(3):e0122375.

Presentations/Abstracts/Posters

2015

  1. Bhardwaj R, Gurram K, Kulkarni A, Mitre M, Mitre R. Deflating the pipes: a new way of colonic decompression. Poster presentation at 2015 Digestive Disease Week. Washington DC.
  2. Garg M, Patel P, Blackwood M, Aoun E, Farah K, Kulkarni A, Dhawan M, Thakkar S. Ocular radiation threshold projection based on fluoroscopy time during ERCP. Oral Presentation at 2015 Digestive Disease Week. Washington DC.
  3. Garg M, Patel P, Blackwood M, Aoun E, Farah K, Kulkarni A, Dhawan M, Thakkar S. Fluoroscopy Dose and Time Characteristics during ERCP. Poster Presentation at 2015 Digestive Disease Week. Washington DC.
  4. Garg M, Thakkar S. Argon plasma coagulation treatment of biliary adenomas in a patient with familial adenomatous polyposis. 2015. Video Forum at 2015 Digestive Disease Week. Washington DC.
  5. Grewal D, Bilal M, Clarke K. Pre pylorus pseudomelanosis – “It can happen. Poster Presentation at 2015 Digestive Disease Week. Washington DC. 
  6. Khosa K, Khera R, Clarke K. Bridges To excellence (BTE) quality indicators in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) - variance in utilization between IBD specialists and non-IBD gastroenterologists. Poster Presentation at 2015 Digestive Disease Week. Washington DC. 
  7. O’Connor R, Kazemi A, Asaly M, Venkat A, Aoun E. Differentiation of patients with acute gastrointestinal bleeding from those with occult bleeding by end-tidal carbon dioxide levels: a pilot study. Poster Presentation at 2015 Digestive Disease Week. Washington DC. 
  8. Singh S, Lankarani A, Moussaide G, Gurrum K, Gupta M, Shinde T, Thakkar S, Aoun E, Dhawan M. A multi-center, prospective, blinded, controlled study of the efficacy and safety of echobrush versus conventional EUS-FNA in evaluating cystic lesions of pancreas. Poster presentation at 2015 Digestive Disease Week. Washington DC.
  9. Thakkar S, Hoppo T, Kulkarni A, Landreneau R, Kumar U, Jobe B. Poem Conference. 2015 Digestive Disease Week. Washington DC.