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Publications 2017-2020

Re-evaluating osteoporosis and fracture risk in Crohn's disease patients in the era of TNF-alpha inhibitors. Hakimian S, Kheder J, Arum S, Cave DR, Hyatt B.Scand J Gastroenterol. 2018 Feb;53(2):168-172. doi: 10.1080/00365521.2017.1416161. Epub 2017 Dec 13.PMID: 29235392.

Multicenter evaluation of the clinical utility of laparoscopy-assisted ERCP in patients with Roux-en-Y gastric bypassAbbas AM, Strong AT, Diehl DL, Brauer BC, Lee IH, Burbridge R, Zivny J, Higa JT, Falcão M, El Hajj II, Tarnasky P, Enestvedt BK, Ende AR, Thaker AM, Pawa R, Jamidar P, Sampath K, de Moura EGH, Kwon RS, Suarez AL, Aburajab M, Wang AY, Shakhatreh MH, Kaul V, Kang L, Kowalski TE, Pannala R, Tokar J, Aadam AA, Tzimas D, Wagh MS, Draganov PV; LA-ERCP Research Group.Gastrointest Endosc. 2018 Apr;87(4):1031-1039. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2017.10.044. Epub 2017 Nov 10.PMID: 29129525 Clinical Trial.

Small Intestinal Angioectasia: Characterization, Risk Factors, and Rebleeding.Kaufman D, Leslie G, Marya N, Han S, Gillespie W, Holzwanger E, Leslie R, Cave D.J Clin Gastroenterol. 2017 Sep;51(8):720-727. doi: 10.1097/MCG.0000000000000663.PMID: 27557115.

Lumen apposing metal stents for pancreatic fluid collections: Recognition and management of complications
DeSimone ML, Asombang AW, Berzin TM.World J Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 Sep 16;9(9):456-463. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i9.456.

A randomized controlled trial comparing efficacy of early video capsule endoscopy with standard of care in the approach to nonhematemesis GI bleeding (with videos)Marya NB, Jawaid S, Foley A, Han S, Patel K, Maranda L, Kaufman D, Bhattacharya K, Marshall C, Tennyson J, Cave DR.Gastrointest Endosc. 2019 Jan;89(1):33-43.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2018.06.016. Epub 2018 Jun 20.PMID: 29935143 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.

Intensive Care of Pulmonary Complications Following Liver TransplantationLui JK, Spaho L, Holzwanger E, Bui R, Daly JS, Bozorgzadeh A, Kopec SE.J Intensive Care Med. 2018 Nov;33(11):595-608. doi: 10.1177/0885066618757410. Epub 2018 Mar 18. 

Video Capsule Endoscopy in the Assessment of Portal Hypertensive EnteropathyAl-Azzawi Y, Spaho L, Mahmoud M, Kheder J, Foley A, Cave D.Int J Hepatol. 2018 Nov 1;2018:5109689. 

The conundrum of indeterminate QuantiFERON-TB Gold results before anti-tumor necrosis factor initiationHakimian S, Popov Y, Rupawala AH, Salomon-Escoto K, Hatch S, Pellish R.Biologics. 2018 Feb 27;12:61-67.

Video capsule endoscopy as a tool for evaluation of obscure overt gastrointestinal bleeding in the intensive care unitHakimian S, Jawaid S, Guilarte-Walker Y, Mathew J, Cave D.Endosc Int Open. 2018 Aug;6(8):E989-E993. doi: 10.1055/a-0590-3940. Epub 2018 Aug 3.

A Multicenter Study Into Causes of Severe Acute Liver InjuryBreu AC, Patwardhan VR, Nayor J, Ringwala JN, Devore ZG, Ganatra RB, Hathorn KE, Horton L, Iriana S, Tapper EB.Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 May;17(6):1201-1203. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2018.08.016. Epub 2018 Aug 10.PMID: 30103039.

Segmental Distribution of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Correlates with Microvascular Invasion in Liver Explants Undergoing TransplantationAl-Azzawi Y, Rouanet E, Hendrix RJ, Spaho L, Malik H, Devuni D, Szabo G, Barnard G.J Cancer Epidemiol. 2019 May 2;2019:8534372.

Current Controversies Concerning Capsule EndoscopyCave DR, Hakimian S, Patel K.Dig Dis Sci. 2019 Nov;64(11):3040-3047.

The impact of a multidisciplinary algorithmic approach to acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding Petersile M, Haroon M, Belkin D, et al. The impact of a multidisciplinary algorithmic approach to acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding. Am J Emerg Med. 2019;37(9):1751-1753. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2019.06.034

Alcoholic Hepatitis: A ReviewHosseini N, Shor J, Szabo G.Alcohol Alcohol. 2019 Jul 1;54(4):408-416. doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agz036.PMID: 31219169 Free PMC article. Review.

Management of microscopic colitis: challenges and solutionsShor J, Churrango G, Hosseini N, Marshall C.Clin Exp Gastroenterol. 2019 Feb 27;12:111-120. doi: 10.2147/CEG.S165047. eCollection 2019.PMID: 30881078 Free PMC article. Review.

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