Alumni Theses

2014

Matthew Bunte, MD, MS, Relationship of Infragenicular Arterial Patency with Ankle-Brachial Index and Toe-Brachiel Index in Critical Limb Ischemia

Andra Duncan, MD, MS, Hyperinsulinemic Normoglycemia Minimally Improves Myocardial Performance During Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized Trial

Heidi Harmon, MD, MS, Transient Neurological Abnormalities: Early School Outcomes in Extremely Premature Infants

Sanka D. Navaneethan, MD, PhD, Metabolic Syndrome and Chronic Kidney Disease

Marie S. Tuttle, MD, Microbial Bioburden in Venous Leg Ulcers

Sreekanth K. Viswanathan, MD, Standardized Slow Enteral Feeding Protocol and Incidence of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants

2013

Marta Kelava, MD, Hospitalization Prior to Cardiac Surgery and Risk for Postoperative Infectious Complications

Marijan Koprivanac, MD, Value of Robotically Assisted Surgery for Mitral Valve Disease

Farhang Yazdchi, MD, Surgery for Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease: Earlier Intervention, New Procedures, and Better Outcomes

Melissa Young, MD, Arterial Calcification and the Clinical Implications on Stent Function

2012

Cristina Bocirnea, MD, Relationship Between Diabetic Control and Presence of Diastolic Dysfunction on Echocardiogram in Elderly Patients

Danae Joy Willenberg, DMD, Dental Service Utilization in HIV-Infected Adults

2011

Devon Conway, MD, MS, Long-Term Benefits of Early Treatment in Multiple Sclerosis: An Investigation Utilizing a Novel Data Collection Technique

Kenneth Cummings, MD, MS, The Effect of Dexamethasone on the Duration of Interscalene Nerve Blocks with Ropivacaine or Bupivacaine

Atul Khasnis, MD, MS, A Cost Effectiveness Analysis Of Weekly Complete Blood Count Monitoring For Leukopenia In Patients With Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA) On Cyclophosphamide

Gregory Pattakos, MD, MS, Predicting Length of Stay and Non-Home Discharge: A Novel Approach to Reduce Wasted Resources after Cardiac Surgery

Kristie Ross, MD, MS, Sleep Disordered Breathing, Obesity, and Asthma Severity in Children

Marisa Tungsiripat, MD, MS, Changes in Peripheral Lipoatrophy, Surrogate Markers of Cardiovascular Disease, and Mitochondria after Rosiglitazone in HIV-infected Individuals with Lipoatrophy

2010

Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO, MS, Sleep Apnea and Epilepsy: Who's at Risk?

Kumaraswamy Budur, MD, MS, Prevalence and Correlates of Alpha-Delta Sleep in Major Depressive Disorders

David Kemp, MD, MS, Use of Insulin Sensitizers as a Novel Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder: A Pilot Study of Pioglitazone for Major Depression Accompanied by Abdominal Obesity

Julian Kim, MD, MS, Effect of Radiation Therapy on Survival in Patients with Resected Merkel Cell Carcinoma: a Population-based Analysis of the SEER Database

2009

Paul Drawz, MD, MS, Cardiovascular Risk Assessment - Addition of Chronic Kidney Disease and Race to the Framingham Equation

Thomas Gildea, MD, MS, An Analysis of Post Lung Transplant FEV1 Change in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Katarina Greer, MD, MS, The Role of the Insulin Growth Factor Family in Development of Barrett's Esophagus: A Case-Control Study

Angelle LaBeaud, MD, MS, New Understanding of the Epidemiology of Rift Valley Fever Virus in Kenya

Florian Rader, MD, MS, Quantitative Electrocardiography for Prediction of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation after Cardiac Surgery

Richard Wilson, MD, MS, A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Methods of Screening for Dysphagia After Stroke

2008

Jeffrey Claridge, MD, MS, FACS, The Development of SIC-IR© to Assist with Diagnosing Infections in Critically Ill Trauma Patients: Moving Beyond the Fever Workup

Mazen Elyan, MD, MS, The Effectiveness and Safety of Mycophenolate Mofetil in Lupus Nephritis

Eamonn Molloy, MD, MS, Cardiovascular Outcomes and In-Hospital Mortality in Giant Cell Arteritis

Svetlana Pundik, MD, MS, Effect of Older Age on the Risk of Hemorrhagic Complications After Intravenous And/or Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke

Lisabeth Scalzi, MD, MS, Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

2007*

Amer Alshekhlee, MD, MS, Hospital mortality and utilization in Guillain Barre Syndrome

Eric Blum, MD, MS, Transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the U.S. from 1995-2005: outcomes and risk factors from the UNOS database

Linda Cummings, MD, MS, Laparoscopic versus open colectomy for colon cancer: a population-based study

Natasha Frost, MD, MS, The relationship of retinal nerve fiber layer thinning to subjective visual symptoms and visual function following optic neuritis

Layla Hajjafar, MD, MS, The cost-effectiveness of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt vs. repeated large volume paracentesis in the treatment  of refractory ascites

Robert Kalayjian, MD, MS, The association between viral suppression and renal function changes in HIV-1 infected subjects on highly active antiretroviral therapy

Curry Koening, MD, MS, Renal graft survival and patient mortality in Wegener's granulomatosis: a case/control study

Tyler Stevens, MD, MS, The validation of endoscopic ultrasound criteria for diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis using pancreatic function testing as reference standard

2006*

John Carey, MD, MS, Reliability of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry generated Z-scores in young adults

Gary Falk, MD, MS, Genomic profiling of nondysplastic Barrett's esophagus: progressors versus nonprogressors to esophageal cancer

Myla Goldman, MD, MS, A study of a motor fatigue outcome measure in multiple sclerosis patients

Evelyn Mentari, MD, MS, Paying for quality: Medicare policy and the nephrologist

Thomas P., Stern, MD, MS, Computerized decision support for the treatment of asthma

Biju, Thomas, MD, MS, Methionine metabolism in the newborn infant

2005*

Richard Del Rio, MD, MBA, MS, The cost-effectiveness of epoetin alpha for anemia occurring during hepatitis C combination therapy

Chad, Jacobsen, MD, MS, CXCR2 expression in oligodendrogliomas: a clinicopathologic correlation study

Bryan Kapella, MD, MS, The utility of gram stains and cultures of endocervical swabs in the era of DNA amplification technology

Loreto, Sulit, MD, MS, Identification of optimal polysomnography indices for OSA related outcomes

2004*

Krishnapriya Anchala, MD, MS, Predictors, patterns and outcomes associated with use of written pediatric asthma treatment plans

Reena Mehra, MD, MS, Association of nocturnal cardiac arrhythmias with sleep-disordered breathing: Sleep Heart Health Study-2

Sigal Peter-Wohl, MD, MS, Total parenteral nutrition cycling in premature infants

2003*

Robert Fox, MD, MS, The short-term effects of intravenous Methylprednisolone on brain MRS measures in Multiple Sclerosis

Tina Rodrigue, MD, MS, Early outcome following spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage in adults: risk factors and treatment effects

Osama Zaidat, MD, MS, Reliability and validity of multi-slice electrocardiogram-gated spiral computerized tomography and transesophageal echocardiography in evaluating aortic atheroma in acute ischemic stroke patients

*Theses from 2003 to 2007 were not submitted digitally. To obtain a hard copy through interlibrary loan, please contact your local library.