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The following peer reviewed articles and chapters have been published from SMMH in the last year: 

  1. Stein PD, Matta F, Keyes DC, Willyerd GL. Impact of vena cava filters on in-hospital mortality from pulmonary embolism. Am J Med 2012; 125: 478-484 (published in the May 2012 issue of the American Journal of Medicine)
  2. Stein PD, Matta F. Thrombolytic therapy in unstable patients with acute pulmonary embolism: Saves lives but underused. Am J Med 2012; 125: 465-470 (published in the May 2012 issue of the American Journal of Medicine)
  3. Stein PD, Matta F. Pulmonary embolectomy for acute pulmonary embolism. Am J Med 2012; 125: 471-477 (published in the May 2012 issue of the American Journal of Medicine)

  4. Stein PD, Matta F. Acute Pulmonary Embolism. Current Problems in Cardiology 2010;35:314-376
  5. Stein PD, Matta F, Janjua M, Yaekoub AY, Jaweesh F, Alrifai A. Outcome in Stable Patients with Acute Pulmonary Embolism Who Had Right Ventricular Enlargement and/or Elevated Levels of Troponin I. Am J Cardiol 2010; 106:558-563
  6. Musani M, Matta F, Yaekoub AY, Liang J, Anis M, Hull RD, Stein PD. Venous Compression in the Prevention of Post-Thrombotic Syndrome. Am J Med 2010; 123:735-740
  7. Dalen JE, Stein PD, Matta F. Patent Foramen Ovales and Cryptogenic Strokes: Another Look. Am J Med 2011; 124:2-3

  8. Saleh T, Matta F, Alali F, Stein PD. Venous Thromboembolism with Advanced Liver Disease. Am J Med 124:64-68
  9. Stein PD, Janjua M, Matta F, Alrifai A, Jaweesh F, Chughtai HL. Prognostic Value of D-dimer in Stable Patients with Pulmonary Embolism. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 2011 Feb 1 [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Stein PD, Janjua M, Matta F, Jaweesh F, Alrifai A, Yaekoub AY, Chughtai HL, Cotant JF. Elevated Cardiac Biomarkers with Normal Right Ventricular Size Indicate an Unlikely Diagnosis of Acute Pulmonary Embolism in Stable Patients. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2011 Feb 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Woodard PK, Chenevert TL, Sostman HD, Jablonski KA, Stein PD, Goodman LR, Londy FJ, Narra V, Hales CA, Hull RD, Tapson VF, Weg JG. Signal quality of single dose gadobenate dimeglumine pulmonary MRA examinations exceeds quality of MRA performed with double dose standard gadolinium-based agent. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2011 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print]
  12. Sostman HD, Jablonski KA, Woodard PK, Stein PD, Naidich DP, Chenevert TL, Weg JG, Hales CA, Hull RD, Goodman LR. Factors in the technical quality of gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography for pulmonary embolism in PIOPED III. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Stein PD, Janjua M, Matta F, Pathak PK, Jaweesh F, Alrifai A, Chughtai HL. Prognosis Based on Cardiac Biomarkers and Right Ventricular Size In Stable Patients with Acute Pulmonary Embolism. Am J Cardiol 2011; 107:774-777
  14. Stein PD, Sostman HD, Dalen JE, Goldhaber SZ, Goodman LR, Gottschalk A, Hull RD, Matta F, Pistolesi M, Tapson VF, Wells PS, Woodard PK. For the Consensus Group. Controversies in Diagnosis of Pulomnary Embolism. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 2011;17:140-9
  15. Chughtai H, Janjua M, Matta F, Jaweesh F, Stein PD. Predictors of In-hospital Mortality in Patients Receiving Thrombolytic Therapy Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 2011 May 17. [Epub ahead of print]
  16. Stein PD, Matta F, Dalen JE. Is The Campaign To Prevent Venous Thromboembolism In Hospitalized Patients Working? Chest 2011;139:1317-21
  17. Saleh T, Matta F, Yaekoub AY, Danescu SC, Stein PD. Risk of Venous Thromboembolism with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 2011; 17:254-258
  18. Stein PD, Matta F, Hull RD. Increasing Use of Vena Cava Filters for Prevention of Pulmonary Embolism Am J Med 2011; 124:655-61.
  19. Stein PD, Goodman LR, Hull RD, Dalen JE, Matta F. Diagnosis and Management of Isolated Subsegmental Pulmonary Embolism: Review and Assessment of the Options Chest Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 2011 Sep 23. [Epub ahead of print]
  20. Stein PD, Matta F, Badshah A, Saleh T, Sederick JA, Denier JE. Ancillary Findings on CT Pulmonary Angiograms and Abnormalities on Chest Radiographs in Patients in Whom Pulmonary Embolism was Excluded. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 2011 Aug 25. [Epub ahead of print]
  21. Stein PD, Matta F, Goldman J. Obesity and Pulmonary Embolism: The mounting evidence of risk and the mortality paradox Thrombosis Research 2011;128:518-523.
  22. Stein PD, Matta F. Epidemiology and incidence: The scope of the problem and risk factors for development of venous thromboembolism. Crit Care Clin 2011;27:97-932.
  23. Stein PD, Matta F, Steinberger DS, Keyes DC. Intracerebral hemorrhage with thombolytic therapy for acute pulmonary embolism. Am J Med 2011 Ahead of print.
  24. John Iljas, DO, FACS, RVT; Anita Altawan, RVT, RPhS. Dialysis Access Steal Syndrome: The severity criteria diagnosis with arterial Doppler Examinations. The journal for Vascular Ultrasound, 40(1):24-25, 2016.


  1. Stein PD, Matta F.  Epidemiology and Incidence: The Scope of the Problem and Risk Factors for Development of Venous Thromboembolism. Edited by Greg Elliot and Terry Tow. Elsevier. Clinics in Chest Medicine 2010;31:611-628.
  2. Stein PD, Matta F, Firth JD. Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, in Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 5th Edition, on line, edited by DA Warrell, TM Cox, JD Firth, and EJ Benz Jr, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK (Updated 25 May 2011)