Scholarly Activities

All residents are strongly encouraged to explore research experiences in their specific subspecialty interest. Their research findings are published at local and national meetings. Here is a list of recent resident research projects and presentations:

Original, Peer Reviewed Articles

Busza A, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Kase CS. Clinical reasoning: a 32-year-old woman with right-sided numbness and word-finding difficulties. Neurology. 2014 Aug 26;83(9):e98-102. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000000736.

Benavente OR, Pearce LA, Bazan C, Roldan AM, Catanese L, Bhat Livezey VM, Vidal-Pergola G, McClure LA, Hart RG; SPS3 Investigators. Clinical-MRI correlations in a multiethnic cohort with recent lacunar stroke: the SPS3 trial. Int J Stroke. 2014 May 27. doi: 10.1111/ijs.12282.

Zuzuárregui JRP et al. An unusual cause of chronic headaches. J Clin Neurosci (2014), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jocn.2014.06.011

Zhu S, Perloff MD. Commentary: TIA for the internist. Am J Med. 2014 Jul 2.pii: S0002-9343(14)00565-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2014.06.024. [Epub ahead of print]

Rayhill M, Mathews P.  Pharmacologic Treatment of Headache (Chapter 34). In:  Bajwa ZH, Wootton J, Warfield, C. Principles and Practice of Pain Medicine. Third Edition.  New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. (In Press)

Santini V and Frank S. Huntington Disease. Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders 6th edition. Due for publication March 2015.

Adeyemo BO, Andriotakis J, Dreyer M, Pavlakis PP, Siao P. Immune-mediated monofocal motor neuropathy: Report of 2 cases with long-term follow up and review of 6 published cases. Neurology and Clinical Neuroscience, 2 June 2014, DOI: 10.1111/ncn3.83.

Zhu S and Pyatkevich Y. Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Type II. Neurology. May 6, 2014 vol. 82 no. 18; 1664

Westwood AJ, Beiser A, Decarli C, Harris TB, Chen TC, He XM, Roubenoff R, Pikula A, Au R, Braverman LE, Wolf PA, Vasan RS, Seshadri S. Insulin-like growth factor-1 and risk of Alzheimer dementia and brain atrophy. Neurology. 2014 Apr 4.

Shoamanesh A, Catanese L, Sakai O, Pikula A, Kase CS. DWI Hyperintensities in Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Microinfarcts or Microbleeds? Ann Neurol. 2013 Jun;73(6):795-6.

Zuzuárregui JRPRayhill ML, Pochay VE, Treanor PR, Babikian VL (2013) Silent Cerebral Microembolism during Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. J Neurol Transl Neurosci 1(3): 1019.

Pilitsis J, Atwater B, Warden D, Deck G, Carroll J, Smith J, Ng SC, Tseng J. Outcomes in octogenarians with subdural hematomas. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2013 Aug;115(8):1429-32. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2013.01.017.

Romero JR, Mercado M, Beiser AS, Pikula A, Seshadri S, Kelly-Hayes M, Wolf PA, Kase CS. Transient global amnesia and neurological events: the framingham heart study. Front Neurol. 2013 May 14;4:47. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2013.00047.

Syed S, Westwood AJ. Clinical reasoning: a 25-year-old man with headaches and collapse. Neurology. 2013 May 14;80(20):e211-4.

Pavlakis PP, Alexopoulos H, Kosmidis ML, Mamali I, Moutsopoulos HM,Tzioufas AG, Dalakas MC.  Peripheral Neuropathies in Sjögren’s syndrome: A critical update on clinical features and pathogenetic mechanisms. Journal of Autoimmunity 2012 Aug;39(1-2):27-33.

Burns JD, Green DM, Metivier K, DeFusco C. Intensive care management of acute ischemic stroke. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2012 Aug;30(3):713-44. doi:10.1016/j.emc.2012.05.002. Review.

Kishan AU, Syed S, Fiorito-Torres F, Thakore-James M. Shoulder pain and isolated brachial plexopathy. BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Jun 28;2012. pii: bcr0320126100.doi: 10.1136/bcr-03-2012-6100.

Perloff MD, Zuzuárregui JR, Frank SA. Writing from the wards: advice for residents. Neurologist. 2012 Mar;18(2):96-8.

Rayhill ML, Perloff MD. Gabapentin use in the prevention of succinylcholine-induced fasciculation and myalgia. J Postgrad Med. 2012 Jan-Mar; 58(1):1-2.

Westwood AJ, Perloff MD, McGeeney BE, Seshadri S. Constructional apraxia reversed with methylprednisolone. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2012 Spring;24(2):E51-2.

Hohler AD, Zuzuárregui JR, Katz DI, Depiero TJ, Hehl CL, Leonard A, Allen V, Dentino J, Gardner M, Phenix H, Saint-Hilaire M, Ellis T. Differences in motor and cognitive function in patients with Parkinson’s disease with and without orthostatic hypotension. Int J Neurosci. 2012 May;122(5):233-6. Epub 2011 Dec 22.

Fisher JM, Liederman J, Johnsen J, Lincoln A, Frye R. A demonstration that task difficulty can confound the interpretation of lateral differences in brain activation between typical and dyslexic readers. Laterality. 2012;17(3):340-60.

McKee A, Cantu R, Nowinski C, Hedley-Whyte E, Gavett B, Budson A, Santini V, Lee H, Kubilus C, Stern R. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy in athletes: progressive tauopathy after repetitive head injury. Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology 2009; 68 (7):709-735.

Abstracts, Posters, Platform Presentations

Congratulations to Dr. Jami Johnsen, Dr. Luciana Catanese, Dr. Julie Grimes, Dr. Benjamin Saunders, Dr. Hesham Masoud and Ms. Judith Clark on winning the BMC house staff QI Award! The Quality and Patient Safety Week Poster Selection Committee announced their poster “Improving Resident Performance in Acute Stroke Management Through Simulation Based Training,” was selected to receive the 2014 BMC House Staff Quality Improvement Award.

Santini V, Sharma M, August M, Alessi T, Jones, E, Etienne M, Hohler A. Helping Haiti: Addressing the Burden of Neurologic Disease. Platform Presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual 2014 Conference, April 2014 AND at the Massachusetts Neurological Association Annual 2014 Conference, April 2014 AND at the Boston University Medical Center John McCahan Medical Campus Education Day, May 2014.

Santini V, Hohler A. The One-Year Clinician Educator Curriculum: Neurology Residents as Teachers. Presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual 2014 Conference, April 2014 AND Presented at the Massachusetts Neurological Association Annual 2014 Conference, April 2014 AND at the Boston University Medical Center John McCahan Medical Campus Education Day, May 2014.

Catanese L, Shoamanesh A, Lau H, Romero JR, Babikian VL, Kase CS, Pikula A. Predictors of Hypertensive Changes on MRI in a Young Stroke Population. Accepted as an abstract to Cerebrovascular Disease and presented in poster format at the European Stroke Conference, May 2014

Zhu S, MacLure L, Lau H, Romero JR, White C, Nguyen T, Babikian V, Benavente O, Kase C and Pikula A. Metabolic Syndrome and Lacunar Strokes: The SPS3 Trial. Accepted as an abstract and presented in poster format at the European Stroke Conference, May 2014.

Daniello, K., Rayhill, M., Busza, A., Clark, J., and Otis, J. Implementing a Checklist into Cerebrovascular Service Discharges: A Resident Driven Quality Improvement Project. Neurology 2014; 81: Meeting Abstracts (P2.127).

Deck G, Lovett A, Nadkarni N, Montouris G. Congenital Malformations in Infants born to Women with Epilepsy at Boston Medical Center. Platform Presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual 2014 Conference, April 2014

Fiorito-Torres F, Rayhill M, Perloff M. Idiopathic Intracerebral Hypertension (IIH)/pseudotumor: Removing less CSF is best. Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology. Accepted as an abstract and presented in poster format at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting, April 2014.

Deb A, Morgenshtern K, Hohler A. Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and Its Associated Symptoms.  Accepted as an abstract and presented in poster format at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting, April 2014.

Wallman D, Hohler A, Weinberg J, Zuzuarregui J, Fayos Z. Postural Tachycardia Syndrome Associated with Ferritin Deficiency. Accepted as an abstract and presented in poster format at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting, April 2014.

Catanese L, Shoamanesh A, Lau H, Romero JR, Babikian VL, Benavente OR, Kase CS, Pikula A. Left Ventricular Hypertrophy as a predictor of White Matter Hyperintensities in Young Stroke Patients. Accepted as an abstract and presented in poster format at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, April 2014

Shoamanesh A, Catanese LRayhill M, Salem R, Lau H, Romero JR, Babikian VL, Benavente OR, Kase CS, Pikula A. Cerebral Microbleeds in Young Stroke Patients. Accepted as an abstract and presented in poster format at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, March 2013

Catanese L, Shoamanesh A, Rayhill M, Lau H, Romero JR, Babikian VL, Benavente OR, Kase CS, Pikula A. Prevalence and Determinants of White Matter Hyperintensities in Young Stroke Patients. Accepted as an abstract and presented in poster format at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, March 2013

Rayhill M, Shoamanesh A, Catanese L, Lau H, Romero JR, Babikian VL, Kase CS, Pikula A. The Vascular Topography of Ischemic Stroke in Young Patients. Neurology. 2013 Feb; 80(Meeting Abstracts 1): P01.226

Daniello, K. and Pathmanathan, J. A Case of Rapidly Progressive Dementia: Differentiating Dementia with Lewy Body from Creutzfelt-Jakob Disease. Neurology 2013; 80: Meeting Abstracts (P04.214).

Shoamanesh A, Szychowski J, Catanese L, Benavente O.  Prevalence and Characterization of Cerebral Microbleeds in Lacunar Stroke Patients: Observations from the Secondary Prevention Small Subcortical Strokes (SPS3) Trial. Stroke. 2012 Feb;43(2):A2781.

Benavente OR, Pearce LA, Roldan AM, Catanese L, McClure LA, Hart RG. Cognitive Impairement in Lacunar Stroke Patients. The Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes (SPS3) Trial. Cerebrovascular Disease. 2012 May; 33 (2): P.69

Zuzuarregui J, Leung C, and Rayhill M. Multiple System Atrophy Presenting with Nocturnal Stridor. Accepted as an abstract and presented in poster format at the Massachusetts Neurological Association annual meeting, April 2014.

Lin J, Otis J and Zuzuarregui J. An unusual cause of chronic headaches. Accepted as an abstract and presented in poster format at the Massachusetts Neurological Association annual meeting, April 2014.

Mercado M, Lau H, Kase CS, Nguyen T. Administration of IV fluids in acute ischemic stroke. Presented in poster format at the European Stroke Conference, London UK, May 2013.

Kosmidis ML, Koutsogeorgopoulou L, Mamali I, Pavlakis P, Alexopoulos H, Tzioufas A, Dalakas M.  Identification of Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Small Fiber Neuropathy (SFN) in Patients with Rheumatic Disorders.  Presented in poster format at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, March 2013.

Mercado M, Cervantes AM, Massengale J, Azocar R, Defusco C, Green D, Burns JD. Bilateral subdural hematomas secondary to intracranial hypotension from a spontaneous CSF leak in an anticoagulated patient. Presented in poster format at the Neurocritical Care Society Annual Meeting, October 2012, Denver, CO.

Pavlakis PP, Alexopoulos H, Karagogeos D, and Dalakas MC (April 2012).  Search for nodal and paranodal autoantibodies in Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP). Presented in poster format at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, April 2012.

 

 

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