Resident Research

Participation in quality improvement is part of the requirement from the ACGME for adult neurology residents. Residents at Wayne State University are involved in a multitude of research, from case reports to clinical trial recruitment and management of patients. In the previous academic years, residents have presented over 40-50 abstracts at regional, national and international conferences. Collaboration with the basic sciences with the "Brain at Wayne" lecture series and symposiums are also an avenue for residents to have access to clinical benchwork scientists and projects. Included below is a list of publications and posters from residents:



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Alabri H, Lewis W, Manjila S, et al. Bilateral Ophthalmoplegia Due to Vertebrobasilar Dolichoectasia: A Report of Two Cases. American Journal of Case Reports. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH

Bansal P, Zutshi D, Suchdev K, Azher I, Mohamed W. Alpha 3 ganglionic acetylcholine receptor antibody associated refractory status epilepticus. Seizure. 2016 Feb;35:1-3.

Basha MM, Alqallaf A, Shah AK. Drug-induced EEG pattern predicts effectiveness of ketamine in treating refractory status epilepticus. Epilepsia. 2015 Apr;56(4):e44-8.

Berger, M.J., Kimpinski, K., Currie K.D., Nouraei, H., Sadeghi, M., Krassioukov A.V. "Multi-domain assessment of autonomic function in spinal cord injury using a modified autonomic reflex screen". Journal of Neurotrauma. 2017

Dhakar MB, Bansal P, Tselis AC. Sacral Spine Myeloid Sarcoma. Neurohospitalist. 2016 Apr;6(2):87-8.

Dhakar MB, Ilyas M, Jeong JW, Behen ME, Chugani HT. Frontal Aslant Tract Abnormality on Diffusion Tensor Imaging in an Aphasic Patient With 49, XXXXY Syndrome. Pediatr Neurol. 2016 Feb;55:64-7.

Dhakar MB, Sivakumar S, Bhattacharya P, Shah A, Basha MM.A retrospective cross-sectional study of the prevalence of generalized convulsive status epilepticus in traumatic brain injury: United States 2002-2010. Seizure. 2015 Nov;32:16-22.

Dhakar MB, Watson C, Rajamani K. Acute Onset Dystonia after Infarction of Premotor and Supplementary Motor Cortex. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2015 Dec;24(12):2880-2.

Dhakar MB, Rayes M, Kupsky W, Tselis A, Norris G. A Cryptic Case: Isolated Cerebral Mucormycosis. Am J Med. 2015 Dec;128(12):1296-9

Dhakar MB, Sivakumar S, Bhattacharya P, Shah A, Basha MM.A retrospective cross-sectional study of the prevalence of generalized convulsive status epilepticus in traumatic brain injury: United States 2002-2010. Seizure. 2015 Nov;32:16-22.

Esen N, Katyshev V, Serkin Z, Katysheva S, Dore-Duffy P. Endogenous adaptation to low oxygen modulates T-cell regulatory pathways in EAE. J Neuroinflammation. 2016 Jan 19;13:13.

Foreman B, Mahulikar A, Tadi P, Claassen J, Szaflarski J, Halford JJ, Dean BC, Kaplan PW, Hirsch LJ, LaRoche S; Critical Care EEG Monitoring Research Consortium (CCEMRC). Generalized periodic discharges and 'triphasic waves': A blinded evaluation of inter-rater agreement and clinical significance. Clin Neurophysiol. 2016 Feb;127(2):1073-80.

Nasrat T, Esarraj T, Fakhouri M, George E. Seronegative Bulbar Myasthenia Gravis with Voltage- gated potassium channel antibodies. Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease. Nov 2016.

Nasrat T, Jouni A, Aresene C, Norris G. Bilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis with Acute Ischemic Stroke. Wayne State University Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Ibnosina J Med BS. 2016.

O'Rourke D, Chen PM, Gaspard N, Foreman B, McClain L, Karakis I, Mahulikar A, Westover MB. Response Rates to Anticonvulsant Trials in Patients with Triphasic-Wave EEG Patterns of Uncertain Significance. Neurocrit Care. 2016 Apr;24(2):233-9.

Rashid S, Saleem S, Luat AF., S. Larsson Syndrome: A Neuro-Ichthyotic Disorder With Unique Magnetic Resonance Features. Pediatr Neurol. 2016 Sep;62:73-4.

Kuhlman A, Rashid S, Agarwal R. Double Whammy: Trauma Leading to Sequential Bilateral Facial Nerve Palsy. Pediatr Neurol. 2016 Jun;59:95-6.

Rashid S, Watson C, Agarwal R. Episodic Headache and Arachnoid Cyst Related Subdural Hematoma. Headache. 2016 Sep;56(8):1354-5.

Rashid S, Dean M, Serajee F. J Pediatr. "Molar Tooth Sign" Reveals the Cause of Apnea in a Term Neonate.J Pediatr 2016 Jul;174:275-275.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.03.076. PMID: 27112039

Rashid S, Hanba C, Agarwal R. Facial weakness in a newborn. Pediatric Child Health. 2016 Aug;52(8):848.

Saber H, Yakoob MY, Shi P, Longstreth WT et al. Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Incident Ischemic Stroke and Its Atherothrombotic and Cardioembolic Subtypes in 3 US Cohorts. Stroke. 2017; 48(10):78-85.

Saber H, Himali J, Beiser A, Shoamanesh A, et al. Serum Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 and the risk of ischemic stroke: The Framingham Heart Study. 2017; 48 (7):1760-1765.

Saber H, Silver B, Santillan A, Azarpazhooh MR, et al. Role of emergent chest radiography in evaluation of hyperacute stroke. Neurology. 2016; 87 (8), 782-785.

SaberH, NarayananS, PallaM, SaverJL, NogueiraRG, YooAJ, Sheth S. Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke With Occlusion of the M2 Segment of the Middle Cerebral Artery: A Meta-analysis. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery (JNIS) 2017.

Saber H, Himali J, Beiser A, et al. Serum Leptin Levels and the Risk of Stroke: The Framingham Study. Stroke. 2015;46(10):2881-5.

Saber H, Amiri A, Thrift AG, Stranges S, et al. Epidemiology of intracranial and extracranial large artery stenosis in a population based study f stroke. Neuroepidemiology 2017;48(3-4):188-192.

Sivakumar S, Zutshi D, Seraji-Bozorgzad N, Shah A. Effects of Marijuana on ictal and interictal EEG activity in idiopathic generalized epilepsy. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2016 Oct 18.

Sivakumar S, Poulik J, Sivaswamy L. Monocular Blindness as Presentation Manifestation of Neuroblastoma. Neurohospitalist. 2016 Jan;6(1):41.

Sivakumar S, Ibrahim M, Parker D Jr, Norris G, Shah A, Mohamed W Clobazam: An effective add-on therapy in refractory status epilepticus. Epilepsia. 2015 Jun;56(6):e83-9.

Sivakumar S, Rajamani K. IMAGES IN CLINICAL MEDICINE. Secondary Palatal Myoclonus. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jul 16;373(3):e3.

Tripathi K, Tripathi R, Seraji-Bozorgzad N. Diplopia and Sjogren's disease: A rare case report. J Neuroimmunol. 2016 Dec 3. pii: S0165-5728(16)30200-4.

Tripathi R, Tselis A, Bernitsas E. Bilateral cisternal abducens nerve involvement with ophthalmoplegic migraine. Cephalalgia. 2016 Nov 23. pii: 0333102416681569.


Xu J, Saber H, Shah H, Marawar R. Comparison of efficacy and tolerability of Lacosamide with Levetiracetam in elderly patients with seizures. Poster. Poster presentation. AES 2017. Washington D.C.

Desai A, Kherallah Y, Szabo C, Marawar R. Gabapentin or Pregabalin Induced Myoclonus: A Case Series. AES 2017. Washington D.C.

Heir Y, Zutshi D. Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Epilepsy in Urban Detroit. Poster. AAN 2017. Boston, MA.

Kherallah Y, Desai A, Marawar R. New Onset Gabapentin-Induced Myoclonus in Renal Failure: A Case Report. Poster. ANA 2017. San Diego, CA.

Sadeghi, M., Lewis, W., Grayson, D., Kinariwala, J., Nasseri, M., Arsene, C. Improving the timeliness of intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) infusion in patients with acute ischemic stroke."  Poster. Sinai Grace Hospital Research Day.  2017, Detroit, MI.

Chauhan V, Jowkar A. Stiff-person Syndrome in Association with Cerebellar Ataxia: Overlapping Syndrome: A case report. ANA 2016. Baltimore, MD.

Chauhan V, Yaraguntla K, Seraji-Bozorgzad N, Basha M, Shah A. Larger Amygdala volumes in patients with Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. Poster. AAN 2017. Boston, MA.

Doshi H, Alalawi Z, Tripathi R, Chauhan V. Unique place of ambulatory EEG (aEEG) in management of epilepsy. Poster. AAN 2017 and ACNS 2017. Boston, MA.

Tripathi R, Chauhan V, Cooper S, Rajamani K. Pipeline or electrical issue? Defect in baro-receptors reflex in a patient with multiple carotid endarterectomies and grafting. ANA 2017. San Diego, CA.

Mahulikar A, Bahsa M, Seraji-Bozorgzad N, Shah A. Lacosamide levels in Adult Epilepsy patients are influenced by race. Poster. AAN 2017. Boston, MA.

Mahulikar A, Bernitsas E. Case of MS masquerading as Multiple Myeloma. Poster. ANA 2017. San Diego, CA.

Mahulikar A, Rao S, Basha M, Zutshi D, Seraji-Bozorgzad N, Ibrahim M. Poster. Predictors of outcomes in Status Epilepticus patients admitted to Neurointensive care unit. AAN 2017. Boston, MA.

Mahulikar A. Bedfort J, Bernitsas E. Poster. Postpartum Abducens Nerve Palsy- A case report. ANA 2016. Baltimore, MD.

Ibrahim M, Mahulikar A, Rao S, Martin K, Shah A, Mohamed W. Inadequacy of Benzodiazepine dosing in Status Epilepticus patients admitted to Neurointensive care unit. Poster. AAN 2017. Boston, MA.

Mahulikar A, Basha M, Saleh S, Mohamed W, Shah A. Utility of SSEP and EEG as prognostic indicators in patients with post anoxic brain injury with and without hypothermia. Poster. AAN 2017. Boston, MA.

Nandanwar D, Marawar R, Shah A. Comparative Efficacy of Levetiracetam and Lacosamide in Post-Epilepsy Surgery Patients. AES 2017. Washington DC.

Saber H, Narayanan S. Bayesian network meta-analysis of thrombectomy devices in acute ischemic stroke: Evidence from randomized trials. SVIN. Oral platform presentation 2017. Boston, MA.

Saber H, Rajah G, Narayanan S. Dural venous stenting in Refractory Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: Pooled analysis and operative video. Oral presentation. ANA 2017. San Diego, CA.

Saber H, Chamiraju P, Narayanan S. Risk Factors Associated with Major Ischemic or Hemorrhagic Complications following Pipeline Embolization of Cerebral Aneurysms: A Pooled Analysis. SNIS 2017. Colorado Springs, CO.

Saber H, Rangel-Castilla L, Narayanan S. Venous Sinus Stenting for Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: A Systematic Analysis. Poster. SNIS 2017. Colorado Springs, CO.

Saber H, Serkin Z, Khan M, Mohamed W, Suchdev K, Ibrahim M, Seraji-Bozorgzad N. Efficacy of cilostazol in prevention of symptomatic vasospasm after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: A meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. Poster. AAN 2017. Boston, MA

Saber H, Chamiraju P, Narayanan S, Rangel-Castilla L. Endovascular thrombectomy and risk of severe disability or all-cause mortality after acute ischemic stroke: a meta-analysis. Poster. SVIN 2017. New York, NY.

Saber H. Stent Retriever Thrombectomy in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke Ineligible for Intravenous Thrombolysis. Poster. SVIN 2016. New York, NY.

Serkin Z, Mohamed W, Ibrahim M, et al. Weight-based activated prothrombin complex concentrate (FEIBA) is better than FFP alone for hematoma expansion in patients with warfarin-induced intracranial hemorrhage. Poster. AAN 2017. Boston, MA.