Gastroenterology & Hepatology

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Kia Saeian, MDKia Saeian, MD
Professor
Associate Chief, Director of Clinical Affairs
Doctor of Medicine (MD)
University of California, San Diego, 1992
Residency
Medical College of Wisconsin, 1995
Fellowship
Gastroenterology, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, 1999

Clinical Interests & Patient Appointments

 

PUBLICATIONS (To view complete Curriculum Vitae, click here)
 

Manuscripts

  1. A Trifan, R Shaker, J Ren, R Mittal, K Saeian, K Dua and M Kusano. Inhibition of Resting Lower Esophageal Sphincter Pressure By Pharyngeal Water Stimulation In Man.   Gastroenterology, 1995; 108(2): 441-6.
     
  2. K Saeian, FA Rochling, R Burke R, D Bragg, J Franco. Faculty and trainee knowledge of hepatitis C infection at a tertiary care medical center.  Wisconsin Medical Journal, 1998; 97: 43-6. Abstracted in Hepatology, 1996; 24(4).
     
  3. K Saeian, WF Townsend, FA Rochling, E Bardan, K Dua, S Phadnis, BE Dunn, K Darnell, R Shaker.  Unsedated transnasal EGD: an alternative approach to conventional esophagogastroduodenoscopy for documenting helicobacter pylori eradication. Gastrointest Endosc. 1999 Mar; 49(3 pT1):297-301.
     
  4. K Saeian, WF Townsend, FA Rochling, K Dua, E Bardan, R Shaker. Unsedated transnasal esophagogastroduodenoscopy: A feasible alternative for documenting Helicobacter pylori eradication. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy  1999;49:297-301.
     
  5. K Saeian, KR Reddy. Staging laparoscopy: a peek may save a cut. Endoscopy, 1999 Jun;31(5):389-91.
     
  6. Bardan E, K Saeian, P Xie, J Ren, M Kern, R Shaker. Effect of pharyngeal stimulation on the motor function of  the esophagus and its sphincters.  Laryngoscope 1999;109:437-41.
     
  7. D Staff, K Saeian, F Rochling, S Narayanan, M Kern, R Shaker, WJ Hogan. Does open access endoscopy close the door to an adequately informed patient? Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2000;52:212-217.
     
  8. WL Berger, K Saeian.  Sigmoid stiffener for decompression tube placement in colonic pseudo-obstruction. Endoscopy 2000;32(1):54-7.
     
  9. JR Grogan, K Saeian, AJ Taylor, F. Quiroz, MJ Demeure, RA Komorowski. Making sense of mucin-producing pancreatic tumors. American Journal of Radiology 2001; 176:921-929.
     
  10. S Vasilopoulos, K Saeian, J Emmons, WL Berger, M Abu-Hajir, B. Seetharam, DG Binion.  Terminal ileal resection is associated with elevated plasma homocysteine in Crohn’s disease. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology 2001;33:132-136.
     
  11. P Mendez, K Saeian, KR Reddy, ZR Younossi, F Kerdel, S Badalamenti, LJ Jeffers, ER Schiff. Hepatitis C, cryoglobulinemia, and cutaneous vasculitis associated with unusual and serious manifestations. American Journal of Gastroenterology 2001;96:2489-2493.
     
  12. K Saeian, D Staff, J Knox, M. Jean, D Binion, W Townsend, K Dua, R Shaker. Unsedated Transnasal EGD (T-EGD): A new technique for accurately detecting and grading esophageal varices in cirrhotic patients. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2002;97(9), 2246-2249.
     
  13. K Saeian. Unsedated transnasal endoscopy: a safe and less costly alternative. Curr Gastroenterol Rep 2002 June; 4(3):213-7.
     
  14. D Prajapati, K Saeian, D Binion, D Staff, J Kim, B Massey, W Hogan. Volume and yield of screening colonoscopy at a tertiary medical center following change in medicare reimbursement; American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2002;98(1): 194-199.
     
  15. R Hines, K Hopp, J Franco, K Saeian, F Begun. Alternative processing of the human FMO6 gene renders transcripts incapable of encoding a functional flavin-containing monooxygenase.  Molecular Pharmacology 2002;62(2):320-325.
     
  16. S Kugathasan, MB Levy, K Saeian, S Vasilopoulos, JP Kim, D Prajapati, J Emmons, A Martinez, KJ Kelly, DG Binion. Infliximab retreatment in adults and children with Crohn's disease: risk factors for the development of delayed severe systemic reaction. Am J Gastro. 2002;97(6):1408-14.
     
  17. K Saeian, D Staff, S Vasilopoulos, W Townsend, U Almagro, R Komorowski, H Choi, R Shaker.  Unsedated transnasal endoscopy accurately detects Barrett’s metaplasia and dysplasia?  Gastrointest Endosc. 2002;56(4): 472-478.
     
  18. D Prajapati, J Knox, J Emmons, K Saeian, M Csuka, D Binion. Leflunomide treatment of Crohn’s disease patients intolerant to standard immunomodulatory therapy. J Clin Gastroenterol 2003;37(2):125-128.
     
  19. DT Book, TL Smith, JP McNamara, K Saeian, DG Binion, RJ Toohill. Chronic sinonasal disease in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. American Journal of Rhinology. 2003;17(2):87-90.
     
  20. T Attila, R Hellman, A Krasnow, C Hoffman, K Saeian, K Dua, D Binion, R Shaker.  Feasibility and Safety of Endoscopic Evaluation of Gastric Emptying.  Endoscopy. 2005;37(3):240-3.
     
  21. MF Otterson, SJ Lundeen, KS Spinelli, GS Sudakoff, GL Telford, OA Hatoum, K Saeian, H Yun, DG Binion. Radiographic underestimation of small bowel stricturing Crohn’s disease: A comparison with surgical findings. Surgery, 2004;136(4):8564-60.
     
  22. K Saeian, JS Bajaj, J Franco, JF Knox, J Daniel, C Peine, D McKee, RR Varma, S Ho. High-dose Vitamin E supplementation does not diminish ribavirin-associated hemolysis in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C with combination standard α-interferon and ribavirin. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 2004;20:1189-1193.
     
  23. JW Potter, K Saeian, D Staff, BT Massey, RA Komorowski, R Shaker, WJ Hogan. Eosinophilic esophagitis in adults: an emerging problem with unique esophageal features. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2004;59:355-61.
     
  24. JS Bajaj, K Saeian. Meld score does not discriminate against patients with hepatic encephalopathy. Digest Dis  Sci. 2005;50(4):753-6.
     
  25. JS Bajaj, K Saeian, RR Varma, J Franco, JF Knox, J Podoll, J Emmons, M Levy, D Binion, Increased rates of early adverse reaction to azathioprine in patients with Crohn's disease compared to autoimmune hepatitis: a tertiary referral center experience. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2005;100(5):1121-5.
     
  26. JS Bajaj, A. Ananthakrishnan, K Saeian. Survey of attitudes of AASLD members toward balloon tamponade. [Letter] Hepatology.2005;41(6):1435-6.
     
  27. GK Johnson, K Saeian, JE Geenen. Primary sclerosing cholangitis treated by endoscopic biliary dilation: review and long-term follow-up evaluation. Current Gastroenterology Reports. 2006;8(2):147-55.
     
  28. JM Kiely, WS Rilling, JG Touzios, RA Hieb, J Franco, K Saeian, EJ Quebbeman, HA Pitt. Chemoembolization in patients at high risk: results and complications. Journal of Vascular & Interventional Radiology. 2006;17(1):47-53.
     
  29. K Saeian, R Shaker. Unsedated Ultrathin EGD.  Gastrointest Endosc. 2006 Dec;64(6):874-6.
     
  30. NA Surapaneni, P Hari, J Knox, J Daniel, K Saeian. Suppressive anti-HCV therapy for prevention of donor to recipient transmission in stem cell transplantation. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2007 Feb;102(2):449-51.
     
  31. JS Bajaj, K Saeian, MD Verber, RG Hoffmann, J Franco, RR Varma, SM Rao. Inhibitory control test is a simple method to diagnose minimal hepatic encephalopathy and predict development of overt hepatic encephalopathy. Am J Gastroenterol. 2007 Apr; 102(4):754-60.
     
  32. JS Bajaj, K Saeian, MD Verber, D Hischke, RG Hoffmann, J Franco, RR Varma, SM Rao.  Inhibitory control test is a simple method to diagnose minimal hepatic encephalopathy and predict development of overt hepatic encephalopathy. Am J Gastroenterol. 2007 Apr;102(4):754-60.
     
  33. JS Bajaj, A Etemadian, M Hafeezullah, K Saeian. Testing for minimal hepatic encephalopathy in the United States: An AASLD survey. Hepatology. 2007 Mar;45(3):833-4.
     
  34. AN Ananthakrishnan, K Saeian. Caroli’s Disease: Identification and Treatment Strategy. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2007 Apr;9(2):151-155. Review.
     
  35. JS Bajaj, M Hafeezullah, K Saeian. Navigation skill impairment: Another dimension of the driving difficulties in minimal hepatic encephalopathy. Hepatology. 2008 Feb;47(2):596-604.
     
  36. RA Franco, R Ashwathnarayan, A Deshpandee, J Knox, J Daniel, D Eastwood, J Franco, K Saeian.  The high prevalence of restless legs syndrome symptoms in liver disease in an academic-based hepatology practice. J Clin Sleep Med. 2008 Feb 15;4(1):45-9.
     
  37. AN Ananthakrishnan, K Saeian.  Racial differences in liver transplantation outcomes in the MELD era.  Am J Gastroenterol. 2008 Apr;103(4):901-10.
     
  38. RA Franco, R Ashwathnarayan, A Deshpandee, J Knox, J Daniel, D Eastwood, J Franco, K Saeian. The high prevalence of restless legs syndrome symptoms in liver disease in an academic-based hepatology practice. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2008 Feb 15;4(1):45-49.
     
  39. JS Bajaj, K Saeian, KM Christensen, M Hafeezullah M, RR Varma, J Franco, JA Pleuss, G Krakower, RG Hoffmann, DG Binion. Probiotic yogurt for the treatment of minimal hepatic encephalopathy. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2008 Jul. 103(7):1707-15.
     
  40. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, K Saeian. Effect of volume and teaching status on outcomes of acute liver failure. Liver Transplant. 2008 Sep. 14(9):1347-56.
     
  41. AN Ananthakrishnan, K Saeian. Racial differences in liver transplantation in the MELD era. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2008;103(4): 901-910.
     
  42. JS Bajaj, K Saeian, M Hafeezullah, RG Hoffmann, TA Hammeke. Patients with minimal hepatic encephalopathy have poor insight into their driving skills. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008 Oct;6(10):1135-9; quiz 1065.
     
  43. JS Bajaj, K Saeian, M Hafeezullah, J Franco, A Thompson, R Anderson. Failure to fully disclose during pretransplant psychological evaluation in alcoholic liver disease: a driving under the influence corroboration study. Liver Transplant. 2008 Nov. 14(11): 1632-6.
     
  44. JS Bajaj, M Hafeezullah, J Franco, RR Varma, RG Hoffmann, JF Knox, D Hischke, TA Hammeke, SD Pinkerton, K Saeian. Inhibitory control test for the diagnosis of minimal hepatic encephalopathy. Gastroenterology. 2008 Nov. 135(5):1591-1600.
  45. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, K Saeian. Higher hospital volume predicts endoscopy but not in-hospital mortality in patients with acute variceal hemorrhage. Gastrointest Endosc. 2009 Feb;69(2):221-9.
     

  46. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, K Saeian. Higher hospital volume is associated with lower mortality in acute nonvariceal upper-GI hemorrhage.  Gastrointest Endosc. 2009;70(3):422-432.
     
  47. JS Bajaj, M Haffezullah, Y Zadvornova, E Martin, CM Schubert, DP Gibson, RG Hoffmann, AJ Sanyal, DM Heuman, TA Hammeke, K Saeian. The Effect of Fatigue on Driving Skills in Patients with Hepatic Encephalopathy. Am J Gastroenterol. 2009 Apr;104(4):898-905.
     
  48. JS Bajaj, Y Zadvornova, DM Heuman, M Hafeezullah, RG Hoffmann, AJ Sanyal, K Saeian.  Association of Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy with Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis in Cirrhotic Patients with Ascites. Am J Gastroenterol. 2009 May;104(5):1130-1134.
     
  49. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, K Saeian. Outcomes of weekend admissions for upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage: a nationwide analysis. Clin Gastro Hep 2009;7(3):296-302.
     
  50. JS Bajaj, K Saeian, CM Schubert, M Hafeezullah, J Franco, RR Varma, DP Gilson, RG Hoffmann, RT Stravitz, DM Heuman, RK Sterling, M Shiffman, A Topaz, S Boyett, D Bell, AJ Sanyal. Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy is Associated with Motor Vehicle Crashes: The Realty Beyond The Driving Test. Hepatology. 2009 Oct;50(4):1175-1183.
     
  51. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, K Saeian, DG Binion. Laparoscopic resection in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Outcomes from a Nationwide Sample. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Jan;14(1):58-65.
     
  52. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, K Saeian, DG Binion. Clostridium Difficile is associated With Poor Outcomes in Patients With Cirrhosis: A National and Tertiary Center Perspective. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Jan;105(1);106-113.
     
  53. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, K Saeian, DG Binion. Trends in Ambulatory and Emergency Room Visits For Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in The United States:1994-2005. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Feb;105(2):363-370.
     
  54. AN Ananthakrishnan, DB Beaulieu, A Ulitsky, Y Zadvornova, S Skaros, K Johnson, A Naik, L Perera, M Issa, DG Binion, K Saeian. Does Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Impact Quality of Life in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease? Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2010 Mar;16(3):494-500.
     
  55. JS Bajaj, CM Schubert, DM Heuman, JB Wade, DP Gibson, A Topaz, K Saeian, M Hafeezullah, DE Bell, RK Sterling, RT Stravitz, V Luketic, MB White, AJ Sanyal. Persistence of Cognitive Impairment after Resolution of Overt Hepatic Encephalopathy. Gastroenterology. 2010 Jun;138(7):2332-2340.
     
  56. Aulitsky, AN Ananthakrishnan, R Komorowski, J Wallace, SN Surapaneni, J Franco, K Saeian, S Gawrieh. A Noninvasive Clinical Scoring Model Predicts Risk of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis in Morbidly Obese Patients. Obes Surg. 2010 Jun;20(6):685-91.
     
  57. BC Wible, WS Rilling, P Drescher, R Hieb, K Saeian, C Frangakis, D Eastwood, HS Kim. Longitudinal Quality of Life Assessment of Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Following Primary Chemoembolization. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2010 Jul;21(7):1024-1030.
     
  58. AN Anathakrishnan, EL McGinley, DG Binion, K Saeian. A Novel Risk Score to Stratify Severity of Crohn's Disease Hospitalizations. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Aug; 105(8):1799-1807.
     
  59. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, DG Binion, K Saeian. Length of Office Visits For Gastrointestinal Disease: Impact of Physician Specialty. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Aug; 105(8):1719-1725.
     
  60. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, DG Binion, K Saeian. Simple score to identify colectomy risk in ulcerative colitis hospitalizations. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2010 Sep; 16(9):1532-1540.
     
  61. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, J Fangman, K Saeian. Hepatitis C/HIV co-infection is associated with higher mortality in hospitalized patients with Hepatitis C or HIV. J Viral Hepat. 2010 Oct;17(10):720-729.
     
  62. Ananthakrishnan AN, Hoffmann RG, K Saeian. Higher Physician Density is Associated with Lower Incidence of Late-Stage Colorectal Cancer. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Nov;25(11):1164-1171.
     
  63. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, DG Binion, K Saeian. Fracture-Associated Hospitalizations in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dig Dis Sci, 2011 Jan; 56(1): 176-182.
     
  64. M Ali, AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, K Saeian. Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism in Hospitalized Patients with Cirrhosis: A Nationwide Analysis. Dig Dis Sci. 2011 Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print]
     
  65. JS Bajaj, DM Heuman, JB Wade, DP Gibson, K Saeian, JA Wegelin, M Hafeezullah, DE Bell, RK Sterling, RT Stravitz, M Fuchs, V Liketic, AJ Sanyal. Rifaximin Improves During Simulator Performance in a Randomized Trial of Patients with Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy. Gastroenterology. 2011 Feb; 140(2):478-487.e1.
     
  66. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGibley, DG Binion, K Saeian. Physician Density and Hospitalization For Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2011 Feb; 17(2):633-638.
     
  67. S Gawrieh, DM Knoedler, K Saeian, JR Wallace, RA Komorowski.  Effects of Interventions on intra- and interobserver agreement on interpretation of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease histology. Ann Diagn Pathol. 2011 Feb;15(1):19-24.
     
  68. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, K Saeian. A Nationwide Analysis of Changes in Severity and Outcomes of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Hospitalizations. J Gastrointest Surg. 2011 Feb; 15(2):267-276.
     
  69. M Issa, K Saeian. Diet in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Nutr Clin Pract. 2011. Apr; 26(2):151-154.
     
  70. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, K Saeian, DG Binion. Temporal Trends in Disease Outcomes Related to Clostridium Difficile Infection in Patient with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2011 Apr;17(4):976-983.
     
  71. AN Anathakrishnan, EL McGinley, DG Binion, K Saeian. Ambient Air Pollution Correlates with Hospitalizations for Inflammatory Bowel Disease: An Ecologic Analysis. Inflammatory Bowel Dis. 2011 May;17(5):1138-1145.
     
  72. J Kwiatt, P Desai, S Gawrieh, K Saeian. Performance Feedback Impacts Quality Measures in the Management of Cirrhosis. Dig Dis Sci. Accepted for publication.


 

Abstracts

 

  1. K Saeian, R Weintraub, S Hagen-Ansert, et al. Echocardiography; 12(1):71-7. Abstracted in Circulation, Supplement I, 1992, 86(4). Oral presentation American Heart Association Annual Meeting, November 1992.
     
  2. K Saeian, R Shaker, P Sharma, A Trifan, J Ren, Z Sui, K Dua. Effect of Aging on the Lower Esophageal Sphincter Pressure (LESP) Response to Pharyngeal Water Stimulation. Gastroenterol, 1994;106(4):A631.
     
  3. D Staff, K Saeian, BT Massey, R Shaker, WJ Hogan. Post-fundoplication dysphagia: Abnormal ramp (Intra-bolus) pressure provides substantiation of a “Tight Wrap.”  Gastroenterol, 1998;114(4), A294.  Presented as oral presentation at AGA Annual Meeting May 1998.
     
  4. M Kern, R Arndorfer, L Eskowski, E Stein, A Bloom, J Hyde, K Saeian, R Shaker. Detection of CCK-8 induced cerebral neuronal activities by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in humans. Gastroenterology, 1998;114(4),A1154. Presented at the poster session at AGA Annual Meeting in May 1998.
     
  5. K Saeian, SP Reddy, RD Clare, R. Komorowski, J Franco, and RR Varma. Recurrence of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) after orthotopic liver transplantation. Hepatology 1998;28(4):A411. Presented at poster session of the AASLD Annual Meeting in November 1998.
     
  6. K Saeian, D Staff, W Townsend, K Dua, P Rassam, S Mehdi, F Rochling, U Almagro, H Choi, M Lentz, W Berger, R Shaker. A new approach to surveillance of columnar-lined “Barrett’s” esophagus. Gastroenterology 1999; 116(4); G1348. Presented at the poster session of AGA Annual Meeting in May 1999.
     
  7. K Saeian, D Staff, W. Townsend, K Dua, W Berger, B Massey, R Shaker. A new approach to screening for esophageal varices. Hepatology 1999;30(4): AB 219. Presented at the poster session of AASLD Annual Meeting in November 1999.
     
  8. C Hofman, C Ryan, K Saeian, B Massey, K Dua, D Staff, S Thierfelder, W Hogan, R Shaker. Prevalence of esophagitis in apparently healthy individuals and GERD patient volunteers for research studies. Abstracted in Gastroenterol 1999;116(4):G1348. Poster of distinction presented at poster session at AGA Annual Meeting in May 1999.
     
  9. K Saeian, K Curro, DG Binion, S Vasilopoulos, B Seetharam, RR Varma. Plasma total homocysteine levels are higher in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Hepatology 1999;30(4):AB 1102. Presented at the poster session of AASLD Annual Meeting in November 1999.
     
  10. S Vasilopoulos, K Saeian, J Emmons, WL Berger, B Seetharam, DG Binion. Plasma homocysteine is elevated in Crohn’s disease (CD) patients and is independent of disease activity and location. Am J Gastro 1999;94(9):AB293.
     
  11. K Saeian, D Staff, W Townsend, K Dua, U Almagro, H Choi, R Komorowski, C Hofman, J Kim, W Berger, R Shaker. Detection rate of dysplastic Barrett's mucosa by unsedated transnasal endoscopy (T-EGD) is comparable to conventional endoscopy.  Gastroenterol 2000;118(4):G1068. 
     
  12. K Saeian, D Staff, W Townsend, K Dua, W Berger, W Hogan, R Shaker. T-EGD: A new technique for accurately detecting and grading esophageal varices in cirrhotic patients.  Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2000;51(4):3559.
     
  13. K Saeian, R Franco, L Nelin, MR Crain, WR Rilling, KW Presberg, J Franco. Exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) increases in cirrhotics after TIPS placement.  Presented at the poster session of AGA Annual Meeting in May 2000. Gastroenterol 2000;118(4), A1044.
     
  14. T Atilla, DM Staff, K Saeian, CL Hofmann, R Shaker. Evaluation of gastric emptying of solid food by unsedated transnasal gastroscopy. Presented at the poster session of AGA Annual Meeting in May 2000. Gastroenterol 2000;118(4), G837.
     
  15. K Saeian, AM Fendrick, R Shaker. Impact of unsedated transnasal endoscopy (T-EGD) on the management of dyspepsia: A decision analysis.  Presented at the poster session of AGA Annual Meeting in May 2001.Gastroenterol 2001;120(5 Suppl 1), A238.
     
  16. K Saeian, S. Vasilopoulos, D Staff, R Komorowski, U Almagro, H Choi, W Townsend, R Shaker. Does biopsy size of unsedated transnasal endoscopy (T-EGD) impact histologic interpretation of Barrett's dysplasia?  Presented at the poster session of ASGE Annual Meeting in May 2001.Gastrointest Endosc 2001;53(5):A4165.
     
  17. K Saeian, J Franco, J Knox, J Daniel, R Varma, S Ho & the Midwest Hepatitis Study Group. Does vitamin E supplementation decrease ribavirin-associated hemolysis?  Hepatology 2001;34(4 Pt 2):AB 607A.
     
  18. T Atilla, R Hellman, K Saeian, D Staff, A Krasnow, F Steffl, R Shaker. Verification of the scintigraphic complete gastric emptying of solid food by unsedated transnasal gastroscopy.  Gastrointest Endosc 2002;55(5):M1977.
     
  19. K Saeian, M. Jean, M. Kern, J. Knox, R. Shaker. Relationship of body mass index and family clustering with symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease among obese individuals.  Gastroenterol 2002;122(4):S1354.
     
  20. M. Jean, K Saeian.  Patient preference of sedated and unsedated endoscopy for dyspepsia. Gastrointest Endosc 2002;55(5):T1888.
     
  21. D. Prajapati, K Saeian, J. Kim, D. Binion. Impact of medicare reimbursement on volume and yield of screening colonoscopy at an academic hospital. Gastrointest Endosc 2002;55(5):W1421.
     
  22. J. Potter, R. Shaker, K Saeian, D. Staff, B. Massey, R. Komorowski, W. Hogan. Eosinophilic esophagitis in adults: an emerging problem with unique esophageal deformities. Gastroenterol 2002;122(4):M1718.
     
  23. D Prajapati, K Saeian, J Kim, S Kugathasan, J Knox, J Emmons, D Binion. Symptomatic luminal stricture underlies infliximab non-response in Crohn’s Disease (CD).  Gastroenterol 2002;122(4):777.
     
  24. S Kugathasan, D Prajapati, J Kim, K Saeian, J Emmons, J Knox, T Rivera-Bennett, S Werlin, D Binion. Infliximab outcome in children and adults with ulcerative colitis. Gastroenterol 2002;122(4):W1353.
     
  25. T Attila, K Saeian, JF Knox, J Emmons, L Calbrese, D Rose, D Prajapati, S Kugathason, M Otterson, DG Binion. Correlation of short inflammatory bowel disease questionnaire (SIBDQ) with clinical status in routine management of Crohn’s disease patients including ostomies. Gastroenterol 2003;124(4):S1346.
     
  26. V Kounev, MB Levy, T Attila, K Saeian, S Kugathason, JF Knox, J Emmons, WJ Hogan, R Shaker, DG Binion. Increased rates of drug allergy in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients compared to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients and normal controls. Gastroenterol 2003;124(4):S1419.
     
  27. C Easterling, O Kawamura, T Rittman, M Kern, K Saeian, R. Shaker. Reproducibility of pharyngo-glottal closure in awake humans. Gastroenterol 2003;124(4):W1490.
     
  28. JS Bajaj, K Saeian, RR Varma, J Franco, D McKee, JF Knox, J Daniel, C Peine, S Ho. High-dose Vitamin E supplementation does not decrease ribavirin-associated hemolysis in chronic hepatitis C. Hepatology 2003;38(4 Suppl 1):AB 1200.
     
  29. JS Bajaj, K Saeian. Reported Prevalence of and Survival of Patients with Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE) Have Not Changed with MELD Implementation. Gastroenterol 2004;126(4): S1182.
     
  30. JS Bajaj, MA McBride, K Anderson, K Saeian. Effect of Hepatitis C (Hep C) and Type 2 Diabetes (DM) on Patient and Graft survival in Patients with Solitary Liver, Combined and Serial Liver-Kidney transplants. Presented as an oral presentation at Digestive Diseases Week Annual Meeting in May 2004. Gastroenterol 2004;126(4):46.
     
  31. JS Bajaj, MA McBride, K Anderson, K Saeian. Patient and Liver Graft Survival in Solitary liver Transplantation as Compared to Combined Liver-Kidney and Serial Liver and Kidney Transplantation. Poster of distinction at Digestive Diseases Week Annual Meeting in May 2004. Gastroenterol 2004;126(4):S1178.
     
  32. JS Bajaj, K Kao, K Saeian. Comparison of a simple questionnaire to Locke questionnaire in the evaluation of GERD symptoms. Gastroenterol 2004;126(4): M1383.
     
  33. JF Knox, D Rose, J Emmons, J Podoll, K Saeian, T Attila, RK Cross, DG Binion. Colesevelam for the treatment of bile acid-induced diarrhea in Crohn’s disease patients intolerant of cholestyramine. Gastroenterol 2004;126(4): W1399.
     
  34. JS Bajaj, K Saeian, RR Varma, J Franco, J Knox, J Emmons, J Podoll, DG Binion. Increased rates of early adverse reaction to azathioprine in patients with Crohn's disease compared to Autoimmune Hepatitis: A tertiary referral center experience. Gastroenterol 2004;126(4):M1197.
     
  35. JS Bajaj, MD Verber, SM Rao, K Saeian. Inhibitory Control Test is a simple computerized test to diagnose Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy (MHE). Presented as an oral presentation at AASLD Annual Meeting in November 2004. Hepatology 2004;40(4 Suppl 1):AB 141.
     
  36. A. Sanjeevi, RA Komorowski, S Shaker, BT Massey, R Shaker, K Saeian, C O’Loughlin, D Binion,WJ Hogan. Eosinophilic esophagitis: Potential sources for diagnostic error in the histopathologic detection. Gastroenterol 2005;128(4):41.
     
  37. A. Sanjeevi, A Lawal, M Kern, BD Ward, K Saeian, R Shaker. Cerebral cortical response to esophageal acid exposure: Correlation to reflux-induced mucosal injury. Gastroenterol 2005;128(4):M1891.
     
  38. JS Bajaj, MD Verber, M Wagner, S Rao, K Saeian. Altered cerebral activation during response inhibition in minimal hepatic encephalopathy using functional MRI. Gastroenterol 2005;128(4):S1616.
     
  39. AB Jeffers, P Kandiah, T Quinn, K Saeian. Amyloid angiopathy resulting in retroperitoneal hematoma as the presenting symptom of primary al amyloidosis. Accepted as poster for SGIM 4/28/2006.
     
  40. JS Bajaj, KM Christensen, M Hafeezullah, RR Varma, J Franco, RG Hoffmann, K Saeian. Randomized trial of probiotic yogurt in Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy - It helps to bug your patient. Gastroenterology 2007; 132(4):T1016.
     
  41. M Rajagopal, LR Weber, JF Knox, S Skaros, M Issa, S Lundeen, MF Otterson, K Saeian, JS Bajaj, DG Binion. Distinct phenotypes of inflammatory bowel disease in US minority population: Comparison of African American and Asian Subgroups. Gastroenterology. 2007;132(4):W1110.
     
  42. MJ Neisen, WS Rilling, RA Hieb, EJ Hohenwalter, SM Tutton, KK Christians, EJ Quebbeman, J Franco, K Saeian.  Results of chemoembolization for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with and without chronic liver disease.  World Conference on Interventional Oncology Meeting, Washington, DC, May 14-17, 2007.
     
  43. AN Ananthakrishnan, K Saeian. Blacks have worse graft and overall survival at 2 years after OLT in the MELD era. Gastroenterology. 2007;132(4):S1732.
     
  44. AN Ananthakrishnan, K Saeian. Does time spent on the waiting list in the MELD era affect prognosis after liver transplantation? Gastroenterology. 2007;132(4):S1740.
     
  45. JS Bajaj, M Hafeezullah, RG Hoffmann, K Saeian. Minimal hepatic encephalopathy: a vehicle for accidents and traffic violations. Am J Gastroenterol. 2007 Sep;102(9):1903-9.
     
  46. CP Katopes, SN Surapaneni, R Komorowski, B Behmaram, JR Wallace, P Nuttleman, J Franco, RR Varma, O Massoud, K Saeian, S Gawrieh. Variability in the histologic interpretation of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Gastroenterology. 2007;132(4):S2160.
     
  47. AN Ananthakrishnan, K Saeian. Blacks have worse graft and overall survival at 2 years after OLT in the MELD era. Gastroenterology 132(4): A-755, 2007. Poster presentation, Digestive Disease Week, Washington DC, May 2007.
     
  48. AN Ananthakrishnan, K Saeian. Does time spent on the waiting list in the MELD era affect prognosis after liver transplantation. Gastroenterology 132(4): A-757, 2007. Poster presentation, Digestive Disease Week, Washington DC, May 2007.
     
  49. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, K Saeian. Is it bad to bleed on a weekend? A nationwide analysis of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGIH). Gastroenterology 134(4), Suppl 1: P-123, 2008. Digestive Disease Week, San Diego, May 2008.
     
  50. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, K Saeian. Uninsured and Medicaid patients have higher mortality in Acute Liver Failure. Gastroenterology 134(4), Suppl 1: A-799, 2008. Digestive Disease Week, San Diego, May 2008.
     
  51. AN Ananthakrishnan, D Beaulieu, A Naik, Y Zadvornova, S Skaros, K Johnson, L Perera, M Issa, DG Binion, K Saeian. Does primary sclerosing cholangitis impact quality of life in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease?  Poster Presentation. Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL, June 2009.
     
  52. J Kwiatt, M Desai, S Gawrieh, K Saeian. Use of a patient registry database to improve hepatocellular carcinoma screening, vaccination rates, and esophageal varices screening in patients with cirrhosis. Gastroenterology 2009; 136 (Suppl 1):M1003.
     
  53. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, K Saeian, DG Binion. A national survey of emergency room utilization in inflammatory bowel disease. Gastroenterology 2009; 136 (Suppl 1):M1137.
     
  54. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, J Fangman, K Saeian. Hepatitis C – HIV co-infection is a risk factor for worse outcomes in hospitalized patients: A national study. Gastroenterology 2009; 136 (Suppl 1):M1765.
     
  55. B Qumseya, K Saeian, BT Massey. Endoscopic biopsy for cytomegalovirus in symptomatic immunocompromised patients has low yield in the absence of mucosal lesions. Poster Presentation. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Volume 69, Issue 5, Pages AB206-AB206.
     
  56. A Patel, S Gawrieh, S Rizvi, Q Xiang, A Szabo, K Saeian. Fatty Liver Disease: Survey of AASLD members. Gastroenterology 2009; (Suppl 1): A847.
     
  57. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, K Saeian. Ambulatory care for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases – 1994-2005: National trends and patterns. Poster Presentation. Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL, June 2009.
     
  58. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, K Saeian. Laparoscopic resection in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Predictors and outcomes: A Nationwide Analysis. Poster Presentation. Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL, June 2009.
     
  59. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, Binion DG, K Saeian. Physician density and hospitalization for Inflammatory Bowel Disease: How much does access matter? Gastroenterology 2010; (Suppl 1):S1192
     
  60. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, Binion DG, K Saeian. A novel quantitative severity score to stratify hospitalizations for Crohn’s disease. Gastroenterology 2010; (Suppl 1):T1291.
     
  61. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, K Saeian, Binion DG. Clostridium difficile and inflammatory bowel disease: Has the disease changed in severity from 1998 to 2007? Gastroenterology 2010; (Suppl 1):1005.
     
  62. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, Binion DG, K Saeian. A simple quantitative score to stratify severity of ulcerative colitis hospitalizations. Poster Presentation. Gastroenterology 2010; (Suppl 1):T1292.
     
  63. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, Binion DG, K Saeian. Changing severity of Inflammatory Bowel Disease hospitalizations from 1998 to 2007. Gastroenterology 2010; (Suppl 1):S1193.
     
  64. AN Ananthakrishnan, A Muhammad, E McGinley, K Saeian. Venous thromboembolic events in hospitalized patients with cirrhosis: A nationwide analysis. Gastroenterology 2010; (Suppl 1):156.
     
  65. AN Ananthakrishnan, E McGinley, DG Binion, K Saeian. Air pollution & hospitalizations for IBD: an ecologic analysis. Gastroenterology 2010.
     
  66. AN Ananthakrishnan, EL McGinley, DG Binion, K Saeian. Fracture-Associated Hospitalizations in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Gastroenterology 2010.
     
  67. Ananthakrishnan AN, Hoffmann RG, K Saeian. Higher Physician Density is Associated with Lower Incidence of Late-Stage Colorectal Cancer. Gastroenterology 2010.
     
  68. E Martin, J Huang, J Klein, Q Xiang, JS Bajaj, K Saeian. The Impact of Combined Liver and Kidney Transplantation on Transplant Outcomes. Gastroenterology 2010; (Suppl 1):M1009.
     
  69. JS Bajaj, DM Heuman, C Schubert, K Saeian, DE Bell, A Topaz, M Hafeezullah, R Stravitz, RK Sterling, JB Wade, DP Gibson, AJ Sanyal.  Persistent deficit in learning of response inhibition following onset of overt hepatic encephalopathy in cirrhosis. Gastroenterology 2010; (Suppl 1):S1912.
     
  70. JS Bajaj, C Schubert, M Hafeezullah, JA Pleuss, G Krakower, R Franco, K Saeian.  Ghrelin secretion is altered in sleep and enforced sleep deprivation in cirrhosis compared to controls: Association with sleep disturbances? Gastroenterology 2010; (Suppl 1):S1911.
     
  71. P Beniwal, DW Seal, J Fangman, K Saeian. Barriers to and facilitators of diagnosis and treatment of Hepatitis C. Poster Presentation at Digestive Disease Week 2011, Chicago, IL.
     
  72. JT Kwiatt, PN Desai, S Gawrieh, K Saeian. Performance feedback impacts quality measures in the management of cirrhosis. Oral Presentation at Digestive Disease Week 2011, Chicago, IL.
     
  73. M Ali, S Ahmad, N Kumar, G Kumar, K Saeian. Teaching Status of Hospitals is Associated with Time to Endoscopy in Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Submitted to Digestive Disease Week 2012, San Diego, CA.
     
  74. M Ali, S Ahmad, N Kumar, G Kumar, K Saeian. Teaching Status of Hospitals is Associated with Time to Endoscopy in Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Submitted to Digestive Disease Week 2012, San Diego, CA.
     
  75. M Ali, S Ahmad, A Jadoon, N Kumar, G Kumar, K Saeian. Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Predicts Mortality in Hospitalized Patient with Cirrhosis. Submitted to Digestive Disease Week 2012, San Diego, CA.
     
  76. M Ali, A Shahryar, N Kumar, G Kumar, K Saeian. Iatrogenic Infections in Hospitalized Cirrhotics Predict Mortality. Submitted to Digestive Disease Week 2012, San Diego, CA.
     
  77. A Patel, A Babaei, M Kern, E Samuel, R Siwiec, C Xie, SJ Li, K Saeian, R Shaker. Comparison of Brain Network Changes in Cirrhotics Versus Healthy Controls. Submitted to Digestive Disease Week 2012, San Diego, CA.
     
  78. A Patel, M Kern, A Babaei, E Samuel, R Siwiec, J Mankad, G Chen, K Saeian, SJ Li, R Shaker. A Novel Technique for Classification of Patients with Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy From Healthy Controls. Submitted to Digestive Disease Week 2012, San Diego, CA.
     
  79. S Rizvi, BM Schneeberger, J Mankad, A Libot, K Saeian. Comparison of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Detection Methods and Disease Severity between a Veterans Affair (VA) Medical Center and a Non-VA Tertiary Medical Center. Submitted to Digestive Disease Week 2012, San Diego, CA.
     
  80. AS Naik, Y Zadvornova, DJ Stein, LP Perera, K Saeian, N Venu. Multiparity in Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients. Submitted to Digestive Disease Week 2012, San Diego, CA.
     
  81. LP Perera, Y Zadvornova, K Saeian, C Guilday, DJ Stein, AS Naik. Durability of Anti TNF α therapy in Ulcerative Colitis: Switching is an Effective Strategy in a Small Subset of patients. Submitted to Digestive Disease Week 2012, San Diego, CA.
     
  82. AS Naik, N Asamoah, Y Zadvornova, LP Perera, DJ Stein, K Saeian, N Venu. Inflammatory bowel disease characteristics diagnosed in adolescence. Submitted to Digestive Disease Week 2012, San Diego, CA.
     
  83. AS Naik, N Asamoah, Y Zadvornova, LP Perera, DJ Stein, K Saeian, N Venu. Anti-TNF treatment in inflammatory bowel disease patients diagnosed in adolescence. Submitted to Digestive Disease Week 2012, San Diego, CA.
     
  84. AS Naik, A Libot, Y Zadvornova, M Issa, DJ Stein, LP Perera, K Saeian, N Venu. Probiotics associated with higher rates of subsequent Clostridium difficile infection in inflammatory bowel disease population. Submitted to Digestive Disease Week 2012, San Diego, CA.
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