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Selected Publications


  1. Dhavaleshwar D, Ghumman A, Farah K. Heatstroke: a rare cause of acute liver failure. Accepted for publication Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013.
  2. O’Connor R, Agrawal S, Kulkarni A. Case of migrated biliary stent. Accepted for publication BMJ Case Reports. 2013.
  3. Shah RJ, Smolkin M, Ross AS, Kozarek RA, Howell DA, Bakis G, Jonnalagadda SS, Al-Lehibi AH, Hardy A, Morgan DR, Sethi A, Stevens PD, Akerman PA, Thakkar SJ, Yen RD, Brauer BC. A multi-Center, U.S. experience of single balloon, double balloon, and rotational overtube enteroscopy-assisted ERCP in long limb surgical bypass patients. Gastrointest Endosc. 2013;doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2012.10.015
  4. Singh S, Aoun E, Thakkar S. Endoscopic management of a major bile duct stricture from surgical clips following laparoscopic hemicolectomy. Accepted BMJ Case Reports 2013.
  5. Wallace D, Dang N, Dhawan M, Kulkarni A. Primary pancreatic lymphoma: clues to diagnosis. Accepted for publication Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013.


  6. Agrawal R, Morrissey S, Thakkar S (2012). Gallbladder disease. In: Pitchumoni CS, Dharmarajan TS, eds. Geriatric Gastroenterology. 1st ed. New York, NY: Springer. 421-428.
  7. Eric E, Jackson S, Thakkar S, Smith D, Finkelstein S. Correlation of the presence and extent of loss of heterozygosity mutations with histological classifications of Barrett’s esophagus. BMC Gastroenterol. 2012;12:181.
  8. Lu X, Aoun E. Complications of acute pancreatitis. Practical Gastroenterology. 2012;36:11-22.
  9. Lu X, Aoun E, Morrissey S. Primary hepatic gastrinoma presenting as vague gastrointestinal symptoms. BMJ Case Reports. 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr12.2011.5327.
  10. Schuerle T, Aoun E. Genetic mutations, polymorphisms, and pancreatitis. Practical Gastroenterology. 2012;36:36-40.
  11. Shinde T, Dhawan M. The role of endoscopic ultrasound in pancreatic diseases. Practical Gastroenterology. 2012;36:16-27.
  12. Strahotin CS, Babich M. Hepatitis C variability, patterns of resistance, and impact on therapy. Adv Virol. 2012; doi: 10.1155/2012/267483.
  13. Wallace D, Morrissey S. Endocrine tumors of the pancreas. Practical Gastroenterology. December 2012.


  14. Agrawal R, Toney R (2011). Constipation. In: Segal S, Pitchumoni CS, Sung J, eds. Gastroenterology and Hepatology Without Frontiers: A Clinicians Guide to a Global Phenomenon. 1st ed. Sydney, Australia: McGraw Hill. 77-91.
  15. Aoun E, Victain M, Mitre M. Diarrhoea, Weight loss and Polyposis: Think Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome. BMJ Case Reports. 2011: doi: 10.1136/bcr.08.2011.4640.
  16. Connelly S, Zancosky K, Farah K. Arsenic-induced pancreatitis. Case Rep Gastrointest Med. 2011. doi: 10.1155/2011/758947.
  17. Goswami R, Babich M, Farah K. Occult breast malignancy masquerading as acute hepatic failure. Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011;7:62-65.
  18. Gupta M, Dhavaleshwar D, Gupta V, Agrawal R. Barrett esophagus with progression to adenocarcinoma in multiple family members with attenuated familial polyposis. Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2011;7:340-342.
  19. Matthes K, Thakkar S. See one, simulate one, do one, teach one: the value of hands-on simulator training in interventional endoscopy. Tech Gastrointest Endosc.2011;13:111-113.
  20. Matthes K, Thakkar S, Lee SH, Gromski M, Lim B, Janschek J, Jones S, Jones D, Chuttani R. Development of a pancreatic tumor model and evaluation of NOTES tumor enucleation. Surgical Endosc. 2011;25:3191-3197.
  21. Patel P, Thakkar S. Simulation and training in transluminal endoscopy. Tech Gastrointest Endosc. 2011;13:140-146.
  22. Shuster MH, Sekula KL, Kern JC, Vazquez JA. Measuring intrabladder pressure with the head of the bed elevated 30°: evidence to support a change in practice. 2011;20:e80-89.
  23. Subbiah Y, Thakkar S, Aoun E. Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy of biliary diseases. Practical Gastroenterology. 2011;30-38.
  24. Thakkar S, Pleskow D (2011). A 68-year old man develops painless jaundice. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography demonstrates a large ampullary mass. Biopsies demonstrate adenocarcinoma. How should this patient be managed? In: Adler D, ed. Curbside Consultation in GI Cancer for the Gastroenterologist: 49 clinical questions. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK Inc.
  25. Ventura DG, Thakkar SJ, Farah K. Retroperitoneal leiomyosarcoma presenting as lower gastrointestinal bleeding: a case report and review of the literature. Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine. 2011; doi: 10.1155/2011/358680.


  26. Bajwa N, Bajwa R, Ghumman A, Agrawal R. The gallstone story: pathogenesis and epidemiology. Practical Gastroenterology. 2010;34:11-23.
  27. Goswami R, Cabrera-Kapetanos Y, Gupta M, Thakkar S, Bhanot N. Necrotic gastric ulcer in an elderly patient: a rare case of gastric zygomycosis. South Med J. 2010;103:387-388.
  28. Kulkarni A. Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. Practical Gastroenterology. 2010;34:28-41.
  29. Lankarani A, Agrawal R, Dhawan M. Gastric carcinoma concealed by paraesophageal hernia: a rare manifestation of a common disease. The Internet Journal of Gastroenterology. 2010;9(2).
  30. Patel K, Babich M. Efficacy of vitamin E and vitamin C in the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Practical Gastroenterology. 2010;34:20-27.
  31. Thakkar S, Agrawal R. A case of Staphylococcus aureus enterocolitis-a rare entity. Accepted Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010;6:115-119.
  32. Thakkar S, Alagugurusamy S, Mehta V, Loeffert M, Babich M, Agrawal R. Combination weight-based pegylated interferon alfa-2b and ribavirin for chronic hepatitis C: impact of genotype and race. Practical Gastoenterology. 2010;34:34-40.
  33. Victain M, Babich M. Sclerosing cholangitis. Practical Gastroenterology. 2010;34:19-25.
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