Neurology Resident Presentations and Publications

Resident Presentations (Within Five Years):

Kendroud, Sarah; Farooqi, Mehwish; El Kouzi, Ahmad; Arnold, Jennifer.  “A 31-Year Old Male with Autosomal Dominant Adult-Onset Leukodystrophy". American Neurological Association (ANA) October, 2022.

Kendroud, Sarah; Abbas, Ahmed; Showraki, Alireza. "A 55-Year Old Female with Periodic Hypothermia Caused by a Hypothalamic Cavernoma". American Neurological Association (ANA) October, 2022.

Kendroud, Sarah; Thaliath, Andrew; Kulacz, Jeremy. “A Case of Spontaneous Right Internal Carotid Artery Dissection Presenting with Horner Syndrome after Diving”. (ISNS 2022, American Neurological Association (ANA) October, 2022.

Abbas, Ahmed; Kendroud, Sarah. “A Case of Visual Snow Treated With Lamotrigine: What We Know About Treatment Options”. American Neurological Association (ANA) October, 2022.

Abbas, Ahmed; Kendroud, Sarah; Pisati, Sindhu; Andres, Claude. “Post-COVID-19 Transverse Myelitis with Progressive Neurological Decline: Why Do Some Patients Fare Worse Than Others?”.  American Neurological Association (ANA) October, 2022.

Kendroud, Sarah; Abbas, Ahmed; Guerin, Paul; Syed Shah. “Provoked Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizure After Hyperbaric Chamber Therapy: A Case Report”. ISNS 2021, American Neurological Association (ANA) October, 2022.

Abbas A., Ibrahim F., Sahib, H., Tarabichi A. Stroke-Like Migraine Attacks after Radiation Therapy (SMART) Syndrome: "Stroke-Like Migraine or Migrainous Stroke?" American Academy of Neurology Virtual Annual Meeting 2021. April, 2021.

Abbas A., Ibrahim F., Sahib, H., Tarabichi A. Primary Skull Base Lymphoma: A Case Report of a Rare and Diagnostically Challenging Etiology of Multiple Cranial Neuropathies. American Academy of Neurology Virtual Annual Meeting 2021. April, 2021.

Ibrahim F., Abbas A., Tarabichi A., Tom M., Al Sawaf A. LRDA and LPDs EEG patterns association with seizures in critically ill patients: a systematic review. American Academy of Neurology Virtual Annual Meeting 2021. April, 2021.

Arooj Kohli, Faisal Ibrahim, Kelli Meyer, Tyler Magio, Frank Verdu, Amber Fifer, Abdullah Alsawaf.  Time to Loading Conventional Anti-seizure Medications in Patients with Status Epilepticus:  A Quality Improvement Project.  American Academy of Neurology Meeting, April 2021.

Tarabichi A., Ibrahim F., Abbas A., Allam H. COVID-19 associated Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome. American Academy of Neurology Virtual Annual Meeting 2021. April, 2021.

Ibrahim F., Tarabichi A., Abbas A., Elkhider H., Allam H. COVID-19 and recurrent Strokes "The underlying mechanism of long term complication of COVID-19 ". American Academy of Neurology Virtual Annual Meeting 2021. April, 2021.

Battley J, Ibrahim F, Bekker S. "Optic Nerve Diffusion Restriction in Acute Methanol Toxicity" American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, April 2021.

Abbas A., Ibrahim F., Sahib, H., Tarabichi A. Stroke-Like Migraine Attacks after Radiation Therapy (SMART) Syndrome: "Stroke-Like Migraine or Migrainous Stroke?" American Academy of Neurology Virtual Annual Meeting 2021. April, 2021.

Abbas A., Ibrahim F., Sahib, H., Tarabichi A. Primary Skull Base Lymphoma: A Case Report of a Rare and Diagnostically Challenging Etiology of Multiple Cranial Neuropathies. American Academy of Neurology Virtual Annual Meeting 2021. April, 2021.

Ibrahim F., Abbas A., Tarabichi A., Tom M., Al Sawaf A. LRDA and LPDs EEG patterns association with seizures in critically ill patients: a systematic review. American Academy of Neurology Virtual Annual Meeting 2021. April, 2021.

Arooj Kohli, Faisal Ibrahim, Kelli Meyer, Tyler Magio, Frank Verdu, Amber Fifer, Abdullah Alsawaf.  Time to Loading Conventional Anti-seizure Medications in Patients with Status Epilepticus:  A Quality Improvement Project.  American Academy of Neurology Meeting, April 2021.

Tarabichi A., Ibrahim F., Abbas A., Allam H. COVID-19 associated Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome. American Academy of Neurology Virtual Annual Meeting 2021. April, 2021.

Ibrahim F., Tarabichi A., Abbas A., Elkhider H., Allam H. COVID-19 and recurrent Strokes "The underlying mechanism of long term complication of COVID-19 ". American Academy of Neurology Virtual Annual Meeting 2021. April, 2021.

Battley J, Ibrahim F, Bekker S. "Optic Nerve Diffusion Restriction in Acute Methanol Toxicity" American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, April 2021.

Faisal Ibrahim, Joshua Battley,Hesham Allam, Hisham Elkhider, Mohamed Tom.  EEG FINDINGS IN CEFEPIME TOXICITY: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW.  American Epilepsy Society meeting, December 2020.

Hisham Elkhider, Rohan Sharma, Nidhi Kapoor, Faisal Ibrahim, Bashir Shihabuddin.  AUTOIMMUNE ENCEPHALITIS AND SEIZURES: PRESENTATION, TREATMENT AND OUTCOME. A CASE SERIES.  American Epilepsy Society meeting, December 2020.

Faisal Ibrahim, Joshua Battley, Hesham Allam, Hisham Elkhider, Mohamed Tom.  EEG CHARACTERISTICS AND BURST SUPPRESSION PATTERN IN BACLOFEN TOXICITY: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW.  American Epilepsy Society meeting, December 2020.

Kyle Vost, Katelyn Conklen, Hesham Allam, Faisal Ibrahim, Laura Fiorito, Don Ferrill, Maithili Deshpande.  Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Hemorrhagic Stroke Patients: A Retrospective Comparison of Safety and Efficacy of Unfractionated Heparin Dosing Intervals. NCC society meeting, September 2020​.

Ume KL, Dandapat S, Weber M, Zevallos C, Levy A, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Siddiqui F. Absence Of Hyperdense Middle Cerebral Artery Sign, As Measured On The Hounsfield Scale, Predicts Poor Functional Outcome And May Indicate Atherosclerotic Disease In Patients Undergoing Mechanical Thrombectomy For M1 Occlusion. International Stroke Conference 2020, Los Angeles, CA.

 Weber M, Ume KL, Dandapat S, Zevallos C, Levy A, Siddiqui F, Ortega-Gutierrez S.  Initial Non-contrast Computed Tomography Predicts Atherosclerotic M1 Occlusions And Poor Functional Outcomes After Mechanical Thrombectomy. . International Stroke Conference 2020, Los Angeles, CA.

Thakkar V, Ume KL, Kraus R, Forgas D, Fleming A, Hendricks G, Abou Chaar W, Siddiqui F. Clinical Utility and Cost-Effectiveness of Transthoracic Echocardiograms in Lacunar StrokesInternational Stroke Conference 2019, Honolulu, HI.

Faisal Ibrahim, Boulenouar Mesraoua, Dirk Deleu, M.Tom, A.Alsawaf, Hisham Elkhider, Najib Murr, “EEG findings and prognosis in post cardiac arrest anoxic brain injury,” AES Meeting December 2019, Baltimore.

Hisham Elkhider, Faisal Ibrahim, “Autoimmune Encephalitis and Seizures; EEG, MRI and CSF abnormalities: a Case series,” AES Meeting December 2019, Baltimore.

Faisal Ibrahim, M.Tom, Joshua Battley, James Tanner, Najib Murr,  “Two Cases with post-cardiac arrest and reemergence of EEG reactivity,” AES Meeting December 2019, Baltimore.

Hisham Elkhider, Hillary Williams, Faisal Ibrahim, Rohit Dhall, “Pembrolizumab Induced Myositis,” May 2019, American Academy of Neurology Meeting, Philadelphia.

Faisal Ibrahim, Hesham Allam, A.Kohli, H.Elkhider, Fazeel Siddiqui, "Creutzfeldt Jakob (CJD) Disease presenting with Ophthalmoplegia and Peripheral Neuropathy," May 2019, American Academy of Neurology Meeting, Philadelphia.

Faisal Ibrahim, Shilpa Chaku, James Tanner, Zara Fatima, Hisham Elkhider, James Gilchrist, "Capecitabine Induced Leukoencephalopathy: Is there a correlation with liver metastases?" May 2019, American Academy of Neurology Meeting, Philadelphia.

Fatima Zara, Gilchirst James: "No Touch” Period 24 Hours Post t-PA Infusion. Poster Presentation, American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Meeting, May 2019, Philadelphia, PA​.

Kiddy Ume, “Provider (resident) initiated telephone reminders in the neurology resident continuity clinic setting” Poster Presentation, SIU GME Resident and Fellow Quality Improvement Poster Competition and Symposium, April, 2019.

Ahmed Abbas MD, Vikrampal Bhatti MD. A Rare Case of Severe Dialysis Disequilibrium Syndrome Presenting with Status Epilepticus , SIU-SOM 29th Annual Trainee Research Symposium, Spirngfield, April, 2019. 

Ismael Abu Limon MD, Ahmed Abbas MD, Abdisamad Ibrahim MD, Aziz Khan MD. A Rare Case of Acquired Hemophilia, ACP Illinois Chapter Downstate Conference 2018, Peoria, Illinois, November, 2018.

Mian N, Rukmangadachar L, Choucair A. Nivolumab Induced Auto-immune Encephalitis.Poster presentation in American Neurological Association (ANA) Annual meeting, San Diego, October, 2017 and American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, April, 2018.

Mian N, Rukmangadachar L, Choucair A. Ipilimumab induced auto-immune Hypophysitis. Poster presentation in American Neurological Association (ANA) Annual meeting, San Diego, October, 2017; and American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, April, 2018.

Ume KL, Hileman M, Thakkar V, Mueed. Case report: Artery of Percheron infarction detected by CT perfusion imaging, prompting thrombolytic treatment with excellent outcome. AAN 2018 Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

Ibrahim F, Murr N. Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome PRES Clinical Presentation and Epidemiology in Different south Asian Population. American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Meeting, April 2018.  Los Angeles, CA.

Ibrahim F, Murr N.Thrombolysis in Posterior Circulation Stroke Patients is associated with Prolonged Door to needle Time.American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Meeting, April 2018.  Los Angeles, CA.

Chaku S, Khan N, Siddiqui F.   A Case of Intravascular Large B Cell Lymphoma. Poster Presentation. American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Meeting. April 2018. Los Angeles, CA.

Ume K, Hileman M, Thakkar V, Mueed S: Case report: Artery of Percheron infarction detected by CT perfusion imaging, prompting thrombolytic treatment with excellent outcome​. AAN Meeting, April, 2018, Los Angeles, CA.

Resident Publications (Within Five Years):

Raghib MF, Bao F, Elkhooly M, Bernitsas E. Choroid plexus volume as a marker of retinal atrophy in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. J Neurol Sci. 2024 Jan 13;457:122884. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2024.122884. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38237367.

Akkus, S., Elkhooly, M., Amatya, S., Shrestha, K., Sharma, K., Kagzi, Y., ... & Sriwastava, S. (2023). Autoimmune and paraneoplastic neurological disorders: A review of relevant neuroimaging findings. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 120830.

Elkhooly, M., Bao, F., Raghib, M., Millis, S., & Bernitsas, E. (2023). Role of white matter in cognitive impairment among relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis patients. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, 79, 105030.

Elkhooly, M.; Bao, F.; Bernitsas, E. Impact of Disease Modifying Therapy on MS-Related Fatigue: A Narrative Review. Brain Sci. 202414, 4. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci14010004.

Khan E, Kagzi Y, Elkhooly M, Surpur S, Wen S, Sharma K, Sriwastava S. Disease modifying therapy and pregnancy outcomes in multiple sclerosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Neuroimmunol. 2023 Aug 24;383:578178. doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2023.578178. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37672841.

Ethridge L, Thaliath A, Kraff J, Nijhawan K, Berry-Kravis E. Development of Neural Response to Novel Sounds in Fragile X Syndrome: Potential Biomarkers. Am J Intellect Dev Disabil. 2020 Nov 1;125(6):449-464. doi: 10.1352/1944-7558-125.6.449. PMID: 33211818.

Mariscal MG, Berry-Kravis E, Buxbaum JD, Ethridge LE, Filip-Dhima R, Foss-Feig JH, Kolevzon A, Modi ME, Mosconi MW, Nelson CA, Powell CM, Siper PM, Soorya L, Thaliath A, Thurm A, Zhang B, Sahin M, Levin AR; Developmental Synaptopathies Consortium. Shifted phase of EEG cross-frequency coupling in individuals with Phelan-McDermid syndrome. Mol Autism. 2021 Apr 28;12(1):29. doi: 10.1186/s13229-020-00411-9. PMID: 33910615; PMCID: PMC8082621.

Fazeel M. Siddiqui, Cynthia B. Zevallos, Sudeepta Dandapat, Kiddy L. Ume, Matthew Weber, Andres Dajles, DarkoQuispe-Orozco, Mudassir Farooqui, Santiago Ortega-Gutierrez. "Quantitative Assessment of Hyperdense Sign Measured by Hounsfield Units is Associated with Unsuccessful Mechanical Thrombectomy," Clinical Neuroradiology, Published 23 December 2020.

Kiddy L Ume, Sudeepta Dandapat, Matthew W Weber, Cynthia B Zevallos, Amber Fifer, Abigail Levy, Kristin Delfino, Santiago Ortega-Gutierrez, Fazeel M Siddiqui.  "Absent hyperdense middle cerebral artery sign is associated with poor functional outcome after mechanical thrombectomy."  International Journal of Stroke, Published 11 December 2020.

Hisham Elkhider, Faisal Ibrahim, Rohan Sharma, Sen Sheng, Madhu Jasti , Mitesh Lotia, Nidhi Kapoor, Sanjeeva Onteddu, Sajjad Mueed, Hesham Allam, Krishna Nalleballe. "COVID-19 and stroke, a case series and review of literature."  Brain, Behavior, & Immunity - Health 9 (2020) 100172. doi: 10.1016/j.bbih.2020.100172 PMCID: PMC7641528. 

Faisal Ibrahim, Najib Murr.  "Embolic Stroke."  October 2020, Stat Pearls Article    PMID: 33232021.

Yahia Z Imam, Saadat Kamran, Maher Saqqur, Faisal Ibrahim, Prem Chandra, Jon D Perkins, Rayaz A Malik, Naveed Akhtar, Salman Al-Jerdi, Dirk Deleu, Osama Elalamy, Yasir Osman, Gayane Malikyan, Hisham Elkhider, Suha Elmakki, Lubna ElSheikh, Noha Mhjob, Mohamed S Abdelmoneim, Nima Alkhawad, Ahmed Own, Ashfaq Shuaib.  "Stroke in the adult Qatari population (Q-stroke) a hospital-based retrospective cohort study." PLoS One 15 (9), e0238865 PMID: 32956364.

Faisal Ibrahim, Matthew Hileman, Ahmed Abbas, Hayan Dayoub, Sajjad Mueed, Robert Burke, “Rapid CT Perfusion use in Acute Stroke; A piece in a puzzle,” Publication date  2020/4/14,  Neurology. Volume 94  Issue 15 Supplement.

Ahmed Abbas, Faisal Ibrahim, “Streptococcus Intermedius Acute Bacterial Myelitis: A unique Case of Spinal Cord involvement with an unusual CNS Offender, 
Publication date  2020/4/14,  Neurology. Volume 94  Issue 15 Supplement.

Faisal Ibrahim, Syed Rizvi, Matthew Weber, Joshua Battley, Arooj Kohli, James Gilchrist, “Two Cases with Acute Tumefactive non enhancing Demyelinating Lesions; The Significance of Gadolinium Contrast enhancement in MRI ,” Publication date  2020/4/14,  Neurology. Volume 94  Issue 15 Supplement.

Dandapat S, Samaniego EA, Szeder V, Siddiqui FM, Duckwiler GR, Ume KL, Guerrero WR, Zheng B, Hasan D, Derdeyn C, Ortega-Gutierrez S. Safety and efficacy of the use of large bore intermediate suction catheters alone or in combination for the treatment of acute cerebral venous sinus thrombosis: A multicenter experience. Interv Neuroradiol. 2019 Jul 31:1591019919865957.

Riccardo Altavilla, Valeria Caso,  Fabio Bandini, Giancarlo Agnelli, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Shadi Yaghi, Karen L. Furie,  Dirk Deleu, Gayane Melikyan, Faisal Ibrahim,  Naveed Akhtar, Vanessa Gourbali,  Maurizio Paciaroni. 
“Anticoagulation After Stroke in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation. To Bridge or Not With Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin?” Stroke, Volume 50, Issue 8  DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.118.022856 , March 2019. 

Maurizio Paciaroni, Karen L Furie, Prasanna Tadi, Cecilia Becattini, Nicola Falocci, Marialuisa Zedde, Azmil H Abdul-Rahim, Kennedy R Lees, Andrea Alberti, Michele Venti, Monica Acciarresi, Dirk Deleu, Gayane Melikyan, Faisal Ibrahim, Naveed Akhtar, Vanessa Gourbali, Shadi Yaghi, Valeria Caso. “Early recurrence Versus sustained atrial fibrillation in patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke,” European stroke journal, 2019/3  Volume 4 Issue 1.