GASTROINTESTINAL CARE CONSULTANTS, P.A., (GICC,P.A.) - GASTROENTEROLOGY, HEPATOLOGY, GENERAL & ADVANCED ENDOSCOPY
PUBLICATIONS, INVITED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS:
 
 
BOOK CHAPTERS:
 
 
Ho L, Rashid A, Kaw M, Ajani J: Predictors of response to treatment for adenocarcinoma  the stomach. Accepted for publication in “Atlas of Cancer” (Annmari D’ortona, Current Medicine)
              
Abdalla EK, Kaw M, Pisters PWT:Invasive techniques for palliation of advanced gastric cancer.   Published in “Cancer of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract” (BC Decker) Pg 308-21.
 
 
Kaw M, Kalha I: Colonic polyps and Colorectal Cancer. Accepted for publication in “Digestive Disease in Primary Care” (WB Saunders).
 
 
Kaw M, Kalha I: Ischemic Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract. Accepted for publication in “Digestive Disease in Primary Care” (WB Saunders).
 
 
Kaw M, Kalha I: Common Vascular Lesions of the Gastrointestinal Tract. Accepted for publication in “Digestive Disease in Primary Care” (WB Saunders).
 
 
Kaw M, Lopez I: Biliary Tract Disease.  Accepted for publication in “Digestive Disease in
Primary Care” (WB Saunders).
 
 
Kaw M, Lopez I: Diseases of the Pancreas. Accepted for publication in “Digestive Disease in Primary Care” (WB Saunders).
 
 
Kaw M, Lopez I: Complications of Endoscopy. Accepted for publication in  “Digestive Disease in Primary Care” (WB Saunders).
 
 
MANUSCRIPTS:
 
 
Patel M, Kaw M, Kalha I, Singh S, Gagneja H, Cohen D, Morris J, Ajani J. Accuracy of Endoscopic Ultrasound for restaging of gastric carcinoma following neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy. (Manuscript under preparation).
 
 
Singh S, Kaw M, Kahla I,Brodmerkel Jr. G. J. Effect of endoscopic sphincterotomy on gallbladder motility in patients with microcalculous cholecystopathy. (Manuscript under preparation).
 
 
Kaw M, Kalha I.Complications of precut needle knife papillotomy techniques: Tertiary care endoscopist experience. (Manuscript being revised).
 
 
Kalha I, Kaw M, Fukami N, Patel M, Singh S, Gagneja H, Cohen D, Morris J. Accuracy of Endoscopic Ultrasound for restaging Esophageal Cancinoma after chemoradiation therapy. Cancer 2004 Sep 1; 101 (5): 940-7.
 
 
Raut CP, Grau AM, Staerkel GA, Kaw M, Tamm EP, Wolff RA, Vauthey, J-N, Lee JE, Pisters PWT, Evans DB. Diagnostic accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration in patients with presumed pancreatic cancer. J Gastrointest Surg 2003; 7: 118-128.
 
 
Recine M, Kaw M, Evans DB, Krishnamurthy S. Fine-needle aspiration cytology of mucinous tumors of the pancreas. Cancer 2004 Apr 25; 102(2): 92-9.
 
 
Kaw M, Singh S, Gagneja H: Clinical outcomes of simultaneous self expandable metal stents for Malignant Biliary and Duodenal Obstruction. Surgical Endoscopy 2003 Mar; 17(3): 457-61.
 
 
Kaw M, Singh S, Gagneja H, Azad P: Role of self expandable metal stents in the palliation of malignant duodenal obstruction. Surgical Endoscopy 2003 Apr; 17(4): 646-50
                       
Kaw M, Al-Antably Y, Kaw P: Management of Gallstone Pancreatitis (GP); Cholecystectomy or ERCP     and Endoscopic Sphincterotomy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2002 Jul; 56(1): 61-5.
 
 
Kaw M, Brodmerkel GJ Jr.: ERCP, biliary analysis and SOM in idiopathic pancreatitis and response to endoscopic sphincterotomy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2002 Feb; 55(2):
157-62.
 
Kaw M, Singh S.: Serum  Lipase, C reactive protein and Interleukin-6 levels in ERCP-induced pancreatitis. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2001 Oct; 54(3):435-40.
 
 
Talanin N, Donabedian H, Kaw M, O’Donnell E, ZaherA: Colonic polyps and  disseminated infection caused by Rhodococcus equi in a patient with AIDS. Clinical Infectious Diseases 1998 May; 26(5): 1241-2
 
 
Kaw M, Przepiorka D, and Sekas G: Infectious complications of endoscopic procedures
in bone marrow transplant recipients. Yearbook of Infectious Diseases.  Mosby
Publishers, Chicago.  1995 edition.
 
                       
Kaw M, Silverman W.B., Rabinovitz M., Schade R.R: Biliary tract calculi in primary
sclerosing cholangitis. American Journal of Gastroenterology 1995 Jan:90(1): 72‑5.
 
 
Silverman WB, Marin SP, Davidson W, Kaw M, Harshman M, Carlton ME: Improved technique for the Soehendra stent extractor. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 1994 Sep-Oct:40(5): 653
 
 
Kaw M, Sekas G:  Long-term follow‑up of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube  (PEG) patients. Dig. Dis. Sci. 1994 Apr:39(4): 738‑43.
 
 
Kaw M, Przepiorka D, Sekas G:  Infectious complications of endoscopic procedures in bone marrow transplant recipients. Dig Dis Sci, 1993 Jan; 38(1): 71‑74.
 
 
ABSTRACTS:
 
 
Kalha I, Kaw M, Singh S, Patel M, Cohen D, Morris J, Pisters P, Vauthey J-N, Lee J, Evans D. Diagnostic accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy of cystic lesions of pancreas. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2003.
 
 
Pawlik TM, Smith DL, Pisters PW, Rashid A, Lee JE, Curley SA, Morris JA, Ayers GD, Kaw M, Lahoti S, Evans DB, Vauthey J-N. Contemporary assessment of extrahepatic bile duct strictures.
 
 
Kaw M. Complications of precut needle knife papillotomy techniques: Tertiary care endoscopist experience. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2002.
 
 
Yalcin S, Kaw M, Gagneja H, Singh S, Patel M, Lahoti S, Lenzi R. Role of self expandable metal stents (SEMS) in colorectal malignancy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2002.
 
 
Patel M, Kaw M, Gagneja H, Cohen D, Morris J, Singh S, Ho L, Ajani J. Endoscopic ultrasound for restaging of Gastric Adenocarcinoma. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2002.
 
 
Abu-Hamda E, Kaw M, Gagneja H, Wolff R, Cohen D, Morris J, Pisters P, Lee J, Vauthey J-N, Evans D. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in the staging of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma and detection of small tumors. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2002.
 
Gagneja H, Romaguera J, Hagemeister F, Fayad L, Rodriguez A, Pro B, Younes A, McLaughlin P, Sarris A, Samaniego F, Medeiros J, Kaw M, Singh S, Cabanillas F. Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL) almost always involves gastrointestinal tract. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2002.
 
Fukami N, Kaw M, Gagneja H, Lahoti S.  Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) is not an accurate restaging modality for adenocarcinoma of esophagus after chemoradiation.  American Journal of Gastroenterology 2001:
 
 
Kaw M, Gagneja H, Singh S, Lahoti S.  Clinical outcomes of simultaneous self  expandable metal stents (SEMS) for palliation of malignant biliary and duodenal obstruction.  American Journal of Gastroenterology 2001:
  
Kaw M, Azad P, Gagneja H, Singh S, Lahoti S.  Role of self expandable metal stents in   
 the palliation of malignant duodenal obstruction.  American Journal of Gastroenterology 2001:
 
 
Singh S, Kaw M, Thakur M, Lahoti S, Gagneja H, Fukami N.  Epstein Barr virus                        induced gastric ulcer with resolution after treatment with cidofovir. American                               Journal of Gastroenterology 2001.
 
 
Singh S, Fukami N, Thakur M, Kaw M, Gagneja H. Resolution of nephrotic syndrome
in a patient with chronic hepatitis B following treatment with lamivudine.  American Journal of Gastroenterology 2001.
 
 
Singh S, Kaw M, Patel M, Gagneja H. Tracheo-Gastric fistula developing in a patient with esophageal stent after esophagectomy.  American Journal of Gastroenterology 2001.
 
 
Singh S, Kaw M, Patel M, Gagneja H.  Use of a transparent overtube for endoscopic removal of a distally migrated self expanding colonic metal stent.  American Journal of  Gastroenterology 2001.
 
 
Fukami N, Patel M, Kaw M, Gagneja H.  Successful palliative re-decompression for metastatic obstructive colon cancer with self expandable metal stent (SEMS) through existing SEMS obstructed by tumor ingrowth despite its unusual deployment position.  American Journal of Gastroenterology 2001.
 
Kaw M, Verma R, Brodmerkel GJ Jr. ERCP, biliary analysis and SOM in idiopathic pancreatitis and response to endoscopic sphincterotomy.  Pancreas 1996; 13(4) A442  and American Journal of Gastroenterology 1996; 91(9): A206. 
Kaw M, Verma R, Brodmerkel GJ Jr. Biliary, and/or pancreatic sphincter of oddi dysfunction.  Response to endoscopic sphincterotomy.  American Journal of  Gastroenterology 1996; 91(9): A205. 
Kaw M, Balu R, Ahn J, Mercer D, Ravi T, Agrawal R, Brodmerkel GJ, Jr.  Serum Interleukin 6 Levels in ERCP‑induced pancreatitis. American Journal of Gastroenterology 1995; 90(9) A217. 
Ahn J, Kaw M, Brodmerkel GJ, Jr, Agrawal R.  The role of c‑reactive protein in assessing ERCP induced pancreatitis. American Journal of Gastroenterology 1995: 90(9) A174. 
Kaw M, Shiben T, Ahn J, Ravi T, Agrawal R, Brodmerkel GJ, Jr. Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction(SOD) with intact gallbladder and response to endoscopy sphincterotomy(ES). American Journal of Gastroenterology 1995; 90(9) A218. 
Kaw M, Ahn J, Khoury M, Brodmerkel GJ Jr.  Long-term follow‑up of Gianturco‑Rosch  “z” stent for benign biliary strictures. American Journal of Gastroenterology 1995; 90(9) A216. 
Balu R, Kaw M, Ahn J, Ravi TJ, Agrawal R, Brodmerkel GJ, Jr.  Role of endoscopic sphincterotomy in patients with pancreatic Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. American Journal of Gastroenterology 1995; 90(9), A177. 
Kaw M, Carter R, Ahn J, Brodmerkel GJ Jr.  Colonoscopy using an enteroscope: A new technique. American Journal of Gastroenterology 1995; 90(9) A432. 
Shiben T, Ahn J, Kaw M, Brodmerkel GJ Jr, Agrawal R.  A CCK sonogram measurement of CBD size as an indicator of SOD. American Journal of Gastroenterology 1995; 90(9): A245. 
Kaw, M., Ahn, J., Brodmerkel, G.J. Jr.  Microlithiasis in sphincter of Oddi dysfunction with gallbladder in situ. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1995; 41(4):A428.
 
Kaw M., Cline, M., Ciambotti, G., Brodmerkel, G.J. Jr. Gallbladder (GB) motility pre and post-endoscopic sphincterotomy: effect on microcalculous cholecystopathy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1995; 41(4): A426. 
Kaw, M., Ahn, J., Agrawal, R.M., Brodmerkel, G.J. Jr. Experience with meperidineduring sphincter of Oddi manometry (SOM). Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1995; 41(4): A425. 
Kaw, M., Ahn, J., Brodmerkel, G.J. Jr. Tachyoddia: A cause of sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1995; 41(4): A429. 
Kaw, M., Ahn, J., Brodmerkel, G.J. Jr. Cholecystokinin provocation in patients with suspected sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1995; 41(4): A424. 
Ahn, J., Jones, C., Kaw, M., Brodmerkel, G.J. Jr., Agrawal, R.M. The effect of extra hepatic duct length and diameter on the kinetics of CCK‑HIDA scan icholecystectomy patients. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1995; 41(4): A369. 
Kaw, M., Ahn, J., Khoury, M., Brodmerkel, G.J. Jr. Long term follow‑up of Gianturco-Rosch "Z" stent for benign biliary strictures. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1995; 41(4):A427. 
Kaw, M., Carter, R., Ahn, J., Brodmerkel, G.J. Jr. Colonoscopy using an enteroscope: a new technique. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1995; 41 (4): A335. 
Ahn, J., Kaw, M., Brodmerkel, GJ Jr., Agrawal, RM.  A role of C‑reactive protein  (CRP)in assessing ERCP induced pancreatitis. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy A499. 
Kaw M, Silverman W.B., Schade R.R., Piper, M., Carr B., Virgi M: Assessment of serum and bile levels of CA 19‑9, CA 125 and CEA in primary sclerosing cholangitis  (PSC) and cholangiocarcinoma. American Journal of Gastroenterology 1994;89(9):1657. 
Kaw M, Silverman W, Davidson W, Rabinovitz M, Schade RR, Martin S:  Biliary tract calculi in primary sclerosing cholangitis. Gastroenterology 1994; 106 (4): A342 
Silverman WB, Davidson W, Kaw M, Rabinovitz M, Schade RR, Bates BLR Complication rate of ERCP in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC): Is it  safe. Gastroenterology 1994; 106(4): A359.          
 
Kaw M, Paul HS, Rybka W, Pauley LA, Carter AI, Sekas G:  Hyperammonemia in bone marrow transplant patients is due to carnitine deficiency. Hepatology 1993; 18(4): A128        
 
Kaw M, Richardson TA, Wolfson SK, Sekas G:  The effect of bite block fastening straps on carotid artery blood   flow. Gastroenterology 1993; 104:A13. 

Kaw M, Sekas G:  Long-term follow‑up of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube (PEG) patients. Gastroenterology 1992; 102:A17.
 


Kaw M, Przepiorka D, Sekas G:  Infectious complications of endoscopic procedures in bone marrow transplant recipients. Gastroenterology, 1991; 100:A10.
 
 
INVITED PRESENTATIONS:
 


Kalha I, Kaw M, Singh S, Patel M, Cohen D, Morris J, Pisters P, Vauthey J-N, Lee J, Evans D. Diagnostic accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy of cystic lesions of pancreas. Abstract presented (poster session) at the ASGE meeting in Orlando, FL, May 2003. 
Pawlik TM, Smith DL, Pisters PW, Rashid A, Lee JE, Curley SA, Morris JA, Ayers GD, Kaw M, Lahoti S, Evans DB, Vauthey J-N. Contemporary assessment of extrahepatic bile duct strictures.
 
Abstract presented (poster session) at the SSAT meeting in Orlando, FL, May 2003.
 
Chandrajit P. Rau, Ana M. Grau, Gregg A. Staerkel, Madhukar Kaw, Eric P. Tamm, Robert A. Wolff, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Jeffrey E. Lee, Peter W.T. Pisters, Douglas B. Evans. Accuracy of EUS-FNA in Pancreatic Cancer. Abstract presented (poster session) at the SSAT meeting in San Francisco, CA, May 2002. 
 


Kaw M. Complications of precut needle knife papillotomy techniques: Tertiary care endoscopist experience. Abstract presented (poster session) at the ASGE meeting in San Francisco, CA on May 2002. 
Patel M, Kaw M, Gagneja H, Cohen D, Morris J, Singh S, Ho L, Ajani J. Endoscopic ultrasound for restaging of Gastric Adenocarcinoma. Abstract presented (poster session) at ASGE meeting in San Francisco, CA on May 2002. 
Abu-Hamda E, Kaw M, Gagneja H, Wolff R, Cohen D, Morris J, Pisters P, Lee J, Vauthey J-N, Evans D. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in the staging of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma and detection of small tumors. Abstract presented  (poster session) at ASGE meeting in San Francisco, CA on May 2002. 
Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) is not an accurate restaging modality for adenocarcinomaof esophagus after chemoradiation.  Abstract presented (poster session) at ACG meeting in Las Vegas, NV on October 24, 2001. 
Clinical outcomes of simultaneous self expandable metal stents (SEMS) for palliation of malignant biliary and duodenal obstruction.  Abstract presented (poster session) at  ACG meeting in Las Vegas, NV on October 23, 2001. 
Role of self expandable metal stents in palliation of malignant duodenal obstruction. Abstract Presented (poster session) at ACG meeting in Las Vegas, NV on October 23,  2001. 
Successful palliative re – decompression for metastatic obstructive colon cancer with self expandable metal stent (SEMS) through existing SEMS obstructed by tumor ingrowth despite its unusual deployment position.  Abstract presented (poster session) at ACG meeting in  Las Vegas , NV on October 22, 2001. 
Epstein Barr virus induced gastric ulcer with resolution after treatment with cidofovir. Abstract presented (poster session) at ACG meeting in Las Vegas, NV on October 24, 2001.  
Resolution of nephrotic syndrome in a patient with chronic hepatitis B following   treatment with Lamivudine.  Abstract presented (poster session) at ACG meeting in Las Vegas, NV on October 24, 2001. 
Tracheo-Gastric fistula developing in a patient with esophageal stent after esophagectomy. Abstract presented (poster session) at ACG meeting in Las Vegas, NV on October 24,                         2001. 
Use of transparent overtube for endoscopic removal of a distally migrated self expanding colonic metallic stent.  Abstract presented (poster session) at ACG meeting in Las Vegas, NV on October 24, 2001. 
Role of ERCP Techniques in the Management of Idiopathic Recurrent Pancreatitis (IP). Abstract presented (poster session) at ASGE meeting in San Diego, CA on May 24, 2000. 
Complications of Diagnostic and Therapeutic ERCP. Abstract presented (poster session) at ASGE meeting in San Diego, CA on May 23, 2000. 
Management of Gallstone Pancreatitis (GP): Cholecystectomy (CCX) or ERCP and endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES).  Abstract presented (poster session) at ASGE meeting in San Diego, CA on May 24, 2000. 
Role of ERCP techniques in the management of idiopathic recurrent pancreatitis (IP). Abstract presented (poster session) at ACG meeting in Phoenix, Arizona on October 18, 1999. 
Cholecystokinin sonogram (CCK US) and sphincter of Oddi manometry (SOM): Comparison and in the management of biliary dyskinesia (BD). Abstract presented (poster session) at ACG meeting in Phoenix, Arizona on October 18, 1999. 
Cholecystokinin sonogram and endoscopic sphincter of oddi manometry: In the diagnosis      and management of biliary dyskinesia. Abstract presented (poster session) at ACG meeting in Boston, MA on October 12, 1998. 
                  
Cholecystokinin sonogram: A non-invasive test of sphincter of oddi dysfunction. Abstract presented (poster session) at ACG meeting in Boston, MA on October 12, 1998. ERCP, Biliary analysis, Sphincter of Oddi Manometry (SOM) in idiopathic pancreatitis (IP) and response to endoscopic sphincterotomy. Abstract presented (oral session) at meeting in Chicago, Il on November 7, 1996 and at ACG meeting (poster session) in Seattle, Washington on October 22, 1996. 
Biliary and/or pancreatic Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD).  Response to endoscopic sphincterotomy. Abstract presented (poster session) at ACG meeting in Seattle, Washington on October 22, 1996. Serum Interleukin‑6 levels in ERCP‑induced pancreatitis.  Abstract presented (plenary oral session) at ACG meeting in New York on October 16, 1995 and at American  Pancreatic Association meeting in Chicago, IL on November 2, 1995. 
The role of C‑reactive protein in assessing ERCP induced pancreatitisAbstract presented (poster session) at ACG meeting in New York on October 16, 1995. Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD) with intact gallbladder and response to endoscopic sphincterotomy. Abstract presented (poster session) at ACG meeting in New York on  October 16, 1995. 
 
Long-term follow‑up of Gianturco‑Rosch Z stent for benign biliary strictures. Abstract  presented   (poster session) at ACG meeting in New York on October 17, 1995. 
Role of endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) in patients with pancreatic sphincter of Oddi dysfunction(SOD). Abstract presented (poster session) at ACG meeting in New York on October17, 1995 
Colonoscopy using an enteroscope: A new technique. Abstract presented (poster session) at ACG meeting in New York on October 18, 1995. Microlithiasis in Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction with gallbladder in‑situ. Abstract presented (poster session) at ASGE meeting in San Diego, CA, May 17, 1995. 
Gallbladder motility pre and post endoscopic sphincterotomy: Effect on microcalculous cholecystopathy. Abstract presented (poster session) at ASGE meeting in San Diego CA, May 17, 1995. 
Experience with meperidine during Sphincter of Oddi manometry (SOM). Abstract presented (poster session) at ASGE meeting in San Diego, CA, May 17, 1995. 
Tachyoddia: A cause of Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. Abstract presented (poster session) at ASGE meeting in San Diego, CA May 17, 1995 Examination in patients with suspected Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction.  Abstract presented (poster session) at ASGE meeting in San Diego CA, May 17, 1995. 
The effect of extrahepatic duct length and diameter on the kinetics of CCK‑HIDA scan in cholecystectomy patients.  Abstract presented (poster session) at ASGE meeting in San Diego, CA, May 17, 1995. 
Gallbladder motility pre and post endoscopic sphincterotomy. Abstract presented  (poster session) at NACGF meeting in Tampa, Fl, February 25, 1995. 
 
Experience with meperidine during SOM. Abstract presented (poster session) at NACGF meeting in Tampa, Fl, February 25, 1995. 
Assessment of serum and bile levels of CA 19‑9, CA 125 and CEA in primary sclerosing cholangitis and cholangiocarcinoma. Abstract presented (Poster Session) at WCOG  meeting in Los Angeles, CA, October 3, 1994. 
Biliary tract calculi in primary sclerosing cholangitis. Abstract presented (Poster Session) at WCOG meeting in Los Angeles, CA, October 6, 1994.  
 
Assessment of serum  and bile levels of CA 19‑9, CA125, and CEA in primary sclerosing cholangitis and cholangiocarcinoma. Abstract presented (Plenary Session) at ACG meeting in San Francisco, CA, September 28, 1994. 
 
Biliary tract calculi in primary sclerosing cholangitis. Abstract  presented (Poster Session) at AGA meeting during Digestive Diseases Week in New Orleans, May 16, 1994.
 
 
Complication rate of ERCP in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC):  Is it safe. Abstract presented (Poster Session) at AGA Meeting during Digestive Diseases Week in New Orleans, May 16, 1994.
 
 
Hyperammonemia in bone marrow transplant patients is due to carnitine deficiency. Abstract presented (Poster Session) at AASLD Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, November 6, 1993.
 
 
Effect of bite block fastening straps on carotid artery blood flow. Abstract presented  (Poster Session) at AGA Meeting during Digestive Diseases Week in Boston, Massachusetts, May 19, 1993.
 
                       
Long term follow up of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube (PEG) patients. Abstract presented (Oral Session) at AGA Meeting during Digestive Diseases Week in San Francisco, California, May 13, 1992.
                   
Infectious complications of endoscopic procedures in BMT recipients. Abstract presented (Poster Session) at AGA Meeting during Digestive Diseases week, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 22, 1991.
 
 
CASE REPORTS:
 
 
Debenedetti L, Kaw M: Atypical presentations of Helicobacter pylori infection. Presented at ACP meeting. Case report. October 1998.
 
 
Kessler N, Kaw M: Dieulafoy lesion of rectum: An unusual cause of rectal bleeding. Presented at ACP meeting. Case report. October 1998.
 
 
CURRENT RESEARCH:
 
 
1)   Role of endoscopic ultrasound and fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of mediastinal lesions.
2)   Role of endoscopic ultrasound in idiopathic recurrent pancreatitis.
3)   Endoscopic cyst-gastrostomy in large pancreatic pseudocysts.
 
 
RESEARCH PROTOCOLS:
 
1)     Study Collaborator: “A phase 2 study of alpha difluoromethylornithine (DFMO) in patients with Barrett’s esophagus with dysplasia.
 Study Chairman: Frank A. Sinicrope, M.D.
 
 
2)     Study Collaborator: “Phase 1 trial of Capecitabine and Pelvic Irradiation as neoadjuvant therapy for rectal adenocarcinoma.
 Study Chairman: Frank A. Sinicrope, M.D.
 
 
3)     Study Collaborator: “Linoleic acid metabolism and human colon carcinogenesis”.
Study Chairman: Imad Shureiqi, M.D, M.S.
     
4)     Co-Investigator: “Collection of blood and tissue samples from patients with                 gastrointestinal malignancies: An endoscopic and laboratory protocol”.                       
Principle Investigator: Linus Ho, M.D., Ph.D.
 
 
5)   Co-Investigator: “A double blind randomized placebo controlled study of the efficacy and safety of Epoetin Alfa administered weekly in patients with Gastric or Rectal Cancers undergoing preoperative chemoradiation followed by surgery”.
Study Chairman: Saroj Vadhan-Raj, M.D.
 
 
 
INVITED LECTURES (GRAND ROUNDS):
 
04/26/02        Endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of Pancreatic Cancer.
10/04/00        ERCP, biliary manometry, bile crystal analysis in idiopathic recurrent pancreatitis.  Univ. of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA
 07/25/00         Role of ERCP in Gallstone pancreatitis.  Univ. of Texas Houston Medical Center, Houston, Texas.
02/28/99         Idiopathic pancreatitis.  Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee,                                 Wisconsin.
02/10/99        Idiopathic pancreatitis.  Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans,                        Louisiana.
09/4/98           Idiopathic pancreatitis. St. Charles Hospital. Toledo, Ohio.
08/6/98           Acute biliary pancreatitis: Role and timing of ERCP. MCO. Toledo, Ohio.
10/31/97         Acute pancreatitis. St. Charles Hospital. Oregon, Ohio.
 06/9/97          Acute pancreatitis and complications. Toledo Hospital. Toledo, Ohio.
 11/21/96        Idiopathic pancreatitis: May no longer be a puzzle. MCO. Toledo, Ohio.
08/7/95           Sphincter of oddi dysfunction: A cause of unexplained abdominal pain. Medical College of Ohio (MCO). Toledo, Ohio.
 07/25/95        Approach to UGI bleeding. Toledo Hospital. Toledo, Ohio.
 
 
INVITED LECTURES (COMMUNITY GASTROENTEROLOGISTS)
 
 
 09/26/01         Managing malignancies of GI tract (biliary and duodenal).  Houston, TX
 04/12/01          Managing malignancies of GI tract (biliary and luminal obstruction) with endoscopic options for inoperable strictures.  Amarillo, TX
 03/29/01           Management of malignant biliary obstruction. Beaumont, TX
 
 
GASTROENTEROLOGY COURSES:
 
02/10/02 – 2/13/02:  MD Anderson Cancer Center sponsored Multidisciplinary Management of Gastrointestinal Malignancies. Lecture on “Role of endoscopy in diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer”.
06/04/01 – 6/05/01:  Endoscopic management of GI luminal malignancies. Lecture and hands on training workshop, Memphis, TN.
04/28/01:  Advances in Gastroenterology for the primary care physician. New approaches to pancreatitis: From molecular to endoscopic. Houston, TX