Research at Liver Institute

 

Projects in Progress

1.     Title: Fungal and Bacterial Infections in Patients with Acute Decompensated Cirrhosis; a Retrospective Review

IRB: University of Arizona

Principal Investigators: Shahid Habib.

Affiliations: Liver Institute PLLC.

Funding: Liver Institute PLLC

Status: Results analyzed

Presentations:

A.   Factors predictive of infections in acute decompensated cirrhosis patients may help identify infections sooner than later: value of SIRS criteria upon admission.

Shahid Habib, Nehali Patel, Courtney Walker, Sarah Patel, Sandeep Yarlagadda, Chiu-Hsieh Hsu and Thomas D Boyer

AASLD. Hepatology October 2016. 64 sup1: Page 1023A, Abstract 2056

B.    Vancomycin in acutely decompensated cirrhotic caused higher mortality and     antimicrobial treatment overall failed to improve survival.
Authors: Sandeep Yarlagadda, Nehali Patel, Courtney Walker, Sarah Patel, Chiu-Hsieh Hsu and Shahid Habib.

DDW April 2017

 

2.     Project Title: Liver Disease Registry. Research to Practice: A Quality Assured Practice Project

IRB: Western Institutional Review Board

Principal Investigators: Shahid Habib.

Affiliations: Liver Institute PLLC.

Funding: Liver Institute PLLC

Status: Data collection

 

3.     Project Title: Screening for Insulin Resistance in Liver Disease Patients in liver disease sub-specialty clinic: A retrospective review of prospectively collected data

IRB:             Western Institutional Review Board

University of Arizona

Principal Investigators: Shahid Habib.

Affiliations: Liver Institute PLLC.

Funding: Liver Institute PLLC

Status: Data collection

 

4.     Project Title: Improving awareness of available anti-HCV treatment modalities among nephrologists and anti HCV treatment in patients with chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease: Application of guidelines in clinical practice

IRB:             Western Institutional Review Board, in process

Principal Investigators: Shahid Habib.

Affiliations: Liver Institute PLLC.

Funding: AbbVie Pharmaceutical

Status: Protocol review; awaiting final decision

Projects completed and manuscripts in progress

1.     Title: False positive findings indicating emergent abdominal surgery in patients with cirrhosis Authors: Bashar Ahmed1, Abbas Rana2, Cassandra Murzle1, Bobby Kalb3 and Shahid Habib1

Affiliations: 1Liver Research Institute, University of Arizona. Department of surgery, division of transplantation, Loma Linda University. Department of Medicine.

Status: Manuscript submitted and under peer review.

 

2.     Prevention of Coccidioidomycosis Infection Among Liver Transplant Recipients: A Single Center Experience.

Investigators: 1Tirdad Zangeneh, MD. 2Shahid Habib, MD.

Affiliations: 1Division of Infectious Disease University of Arizona. and 2Liver Institute PLLC,

Status: Manuscript submitted, peer review process 

 

3.     Title: Does the Alcoholic Liver Disease/ Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease Index (ANI) predict mortality in Alcoholic Hepatitis?

Authors: Shahid Habib, Sandeep Yarlagadda, Traci Murakami, Chris Dominguez, Varun Takyar, Patel, Ahmad Safdar, and Thomas D Boyer.

Affiliations: 1Liver Institute PLLC, 2Department of Medicine, University of Arizona.,

Status: Manuscript preparation