Joseph Safdieh, M.D.

Neurology

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications:

Seifan A, Mandigo M, Price RS.  Galetta S, Jozefowicz RF, Jaffer A, Symes S, Safdieh JE, Isaacson RS. Can My Electronic Health Record Teach Me Something? A Multi-Institutional Pilot Study. Neurology 2013;80:e9-e103

Kelly A, Safdieh JE. Multiple Choice Questions: Infectious Disease. Continuum Lifelong Learning Neurol 2012;18(6):1435-1468

Wiznia D, Korom R, Marzuk PM, Safdieh JE, Grafstein B. PBL 2.0: enhancing problem-based learning through increased student participation. Med Educ Online 2012, 17: 17375 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/meo.v17i0.17375

Bergen R, Safdieh JE. Multiple Choice Questions: Neuro-oncology. Continuum Lifelong Learning Neurol 2012;18(2):435-464

Taylor LP, Lukas RV, Safdieh JE, Sigsbee B, Vespa P, Sergay SM, Kohring JH. Subspecialization in neurology: the role of the united council for neurologic subspecialties: Letter and author response. Neurology 2012;78:514-515

Fenton G (Ed.) NeuroSAE IV Workgroup (Safdieh JE). NeuroSAE IV: The American Academy of Neurology Self-Assessment Examination in Clinical Neurology. Available at: https://www.aan.com/elibrary/continuum/index.cfm?event=moc.exam.info&exam_id=73. Accessed April 5, 2012

Safdieh JE (Ed). NeuroSAE Medical Student Edition: The American Academy of Neurology Self-Assessment Examination in Clinical Neurology. Available at: https://www.aan.com/elibrary/continuum/index.cfm?event=moc.exam.info&exam_id=152. Accessed January 3, 2012.

Gelb D, Safdieh JE. Multiple Choice Questions: Stroke Prevention. Continuum Lifelong Learning Neurol 2011;17(6):1355-1384

Santillan A, Safdieh JE, Gobin YP. Patsalides A. Bilateral thalamic venous hypertension caused by a tentorial dural arteriovenous fistula: endovascular treatment. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2011 Apr 28 [Epub ahead of print] – doi 10:1136/jnnp.2010.231969

Safdieh JE, Lin A, Aizer J, Grafstein B, Marzuk PM, Storey-Johnson C, Kang Y. Standardized Patient Outcomes Trial (SPOT) in Neurology. Medical Education Online 2011; 16:5634 - DOI: 10.3402/meo.v16i0.5634

Isaacson RS, Safdieh JE, Ochner CN. Effectiveness of a modified Continuum curriculum for medical students:& A randomized trial. Neurology 2011;76:125-130

Lin A, Safdieh JE. The Evaluation and Management of Bacterial Meningitis: Current Practice and Emerging Developments. Neurologist 2010;16(3):143-151

Navi BB, Safdieh JE. Recurrent, Alternating Tolosa Hunt Syndrome. Neurologist 2010; 16(1):54-5

Tania P, Warden S, Yonekawa Y, Safdieh JE, Chan RV. Aplastic Anemia Secondary to 6 Mercaptopurine Initially Presenting with a Hemorrhagic Retinopathy. Retinal Cases Brief Reports 2009; 4:372-375.

Ulloa C, Towfigh AA, Safdieh JE. Review of Levetiracetam, with a focus on the extended release formulation, as adjuvant therapy in controlling partial onset seizures. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment 2009; 5:1-10

Maas MB, Safdieh JE. Ischemic Stroke: Evaluation, Treatment and Prevention. Hospital Physician Board Review Manual 2009; 13(2):1-17

Bohland JW, Wu C, Barbas H, Bokil H, Bota M, Breiter HC, Cline HT, Doyle JC, Freed PJ, Greenspan RJ, Haber SN, Hawrylycz M, Herrera DG, Hilgetag CC, Huang ZJ, Jones A, Jones EG, Karten HJ, Kleinfeld D, Kotter R, Lester HA, Lin JM, Mensh BD, Mikula S, Pannksepp J, Price JL, Safdieh JE, Saper CB, Schiff ND, Schmahmann JD, Stillman BW, Svoboda K, Swanson LW, Toga AW, Van Essen DC, Watson JD, Mitra PP. A proposal for a coordinated effort for the determination of brainwide neuroanatomical connectivity in model organisms at a mesoscopic scale. PLoS Computational Biology 2009; 5(3): e1000334

Maas MB, Safdieh JE. Ischemic Stroke: Pathophysiology and Principles of Stroke Localization. Hospital Physician Board Review Manual 2009; 13(1):1-16

Habib AA, Gilden DH, Schmid DS, Safdieh JE. Varicella zoster virus meningitis with hypoglycorrhachia in the absence of rash in an immunocompetent woman. Journal of NeuroVirology 2009; (2):1-3

Maas MB, Safdieh JE. Self Assessment in Neurology: Stroke Review Questions. Hospital Physician 2009; 45(2):21-23

Maas MB, Safdieh JE. Self Assessment in Neurology: Leg Weakness in the Emergency Department. Hospital Physician 2008; 44:34-36.

Safdieh JE, Mead P, Sepkowitz K, Kiehn T, Abrey L. Bacterial and Fungal Meningitis in Cancer Patients. Neurology 2008; 70:943-947.

Nagel MA, Cohrs RJ, Mahalingam R, Wellish MC, Forghani B, Schiller A, Safdieh JE, Kamenkovich E, Ostrow L, Levy M, Greenberg BM, Russman AN, Katzan I, Gardner CJ, Hausler M, Nau R, Saraya T, Wada H, Goto H, de Martino M, Ueno M, Brown WD, Terborg C, and. Gilden DH. The Varicella Zoster Virus Vasculopathies: clinical, CSF, imaging and virological features. Neurology 2008; 70:853-860.

Sirsi D, Safdieh JE. The Safety of Levetiracetam. Expert Opinion on Drug Safety 2007; 6(3):241-250.

Safdieh JE, Rudominer R. A Case of Hyponatremia Induced by Duloxetine. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology 2006; 26(6):675-676.

Safdieh JE, Harden CL. Levetiracetam: Past Present and Future. Future Neurology 2006; 1(4) 365-371.

Abstracts:

Seifan A, Mandigo M, Jozefowicz R, Price R, Galetta S, Jaffer A, Symes S, Safdieh JE, Tarulli A, Isaacson R. EMR-Driven Medical Education: A Multi-Institutional Study of Clinician Perspectives (S17.006). Neurology 78:S17.006. Presented as a platform session at the 2012 AAN Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

Lin A, Kang Y, Safdieh J. Does Medical Student Neurology Knowledge Correlate with Performance on the Neurological Examination. Neurology 2011;76(9)(s4):A382

Mead P, Safdieh JE, Nizza P, Kiehn T, Sohn S, Sepkowitz K. Ommaya Reservoir Infections: A 16-Year Retrospective Analysis. Presented at the IDSA 48th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, CA. October 2010.

Lin A, Kang Y, Aizer J, Safdieh JE. The Standardized Patient Outcomes Trial in Neurology (SPOT): Assessing the Effectiveness of the Standardized Patient Session at Teaching the Cranial Nerve Exam. Neurology 2010; Presented as Platform session at the 2010 AAN Annual Meeting, Toronto, CA.

Isaacson RS, Safdieh JE, Ochner CN. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Continuum as a Teaching Tool for Medical Students. Neurology 2009; 72 (supplement 3):A123

Mead P, Safdieh JE, Kiehn T, Abrey L, Sepkowitz K. Bacterial and Fungal Meningitis in Cancer Patients. Presented at the IDSA 44th Annual Meeting in Toronto, October 2006.

Safdieh JE, Mead P, Sepkowitz K, Kiehn T, Abrey L. Bacterial and Fungal Meningitis in Cancer Patients: A Retrospective Analysis. Neurology 2006; 66 (supplement 2):A390.

Books, Book Chapters:

Safdieh JE. "Neurology: In with the Old, In with the New" in Darden J (Ed.) Inside the Minds: The Art and Science of Neurology. Aspatore Books (2008)

Safdieh JE. "Neurology" in Miksad R, Meyer K, and Delamora P. Last Minute: Internal Medicine. McGraw-Hill. NY, NY (2008)

Safdieh JE. "Neurological Changes in the Elderly" in Capezuti E, Siegler G, Mezey, MD (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2nd ed.). Springer Publishing Company, NY (2007)

Safdieh, JE. "Neuroscience Case Based Questions and Answers (online tool)" in Nolte J. Elsevier's Integrated Neuroscience. Mosby Elsevier, Philadelphia (2007)

Rubin M, Safdieh JE. Netters Concise Neuroanatomy. Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA (2007).

Safdieh JE. Drug Interactions Study Tool. In Ferrando SJ, Kobylarz EJ (Editors).Psychiatry In-Review Study Guide and Practice Examination. Educational Testing and Assessment Systems, New York, NY (2006)

Safdieh JE. Neurological History and Examination. In Ferrando SJ, Kobylarz EJ (Editors).Psychiatry In-Review Study Guide and Practice Examination. Educational Testing and Assessment Systems, New York, NY (2006)

Safdieh JE. Basic Neurophysiology. In Ferrando SJ, Kobylarz EJ (Editors). Psychiatry In-Review Study Guide and Practice Examination. Educational Testing and Assessment Systems, New York, NY (2006)

Safdieh JE. Infections of the Central Nervous System. In Ferrando SJ, Kobylarz EJ (Editors). Psychiatry In-Review Study Guide and Practice Examination. Educational Testing and Assessment Systems, New York, NY (2006)

Brief Reviews:

Safdieh J. Is Denture Cream Dangerous? Neurology Alert 2008

Safdieh J. Tolosa Hunt syndrome. Neurology Alert 2008

Safdieh J. Can we predict the Outcome of Bacterial Meningitis? Neurology Alert 2008

Safdieh J. Low Back Pain: Are we offering too much? Neurology Alert 2007

Safdieh J. Lupus and the nervous system. Neurology Alert 2007

Safdieh J. Treatment of Neurosarcoidosis. Neurology Alert 2007.

Safdieh J. Antibodies and Limbic Encephalitis. Neurology Alert 2007.

Safdieh J. What is the best way to diagnose CJD? Neurology Alert 2006.

Safdieh J. Does hemodialysis cause dementia? Neurology Alert 2006;25(1):5-6

Safdieh J. How Long is the Incubation Period for Prion Diseases? Neurology Alert 2006;12:95-96.

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