St. Elizabeth Medical Residents to Present Research at International Meeting

In April, the work of two St. Elizabeth Internal Medicine residents in hypertension therapy and sleep disorders will receive international recognition at the American College of Physicians (ACP) annual meeting.

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REM Behavior Sleep Disorder Presenting As Acute Agitation

Youngstown, Ohio (Vocus) March 8, 2010

In April, the work of two St. Elizabeth Internal Medicine residents in hypertension therapy and sleep disorders will receive international recognition at the American College of Physicians (ACP) annual meeting.

Muneer M. Al Zoby, MD and Myreen E. Tomas, MD have been selected to present their research during the ACP conference April 22-24 in Toronto, Canada.

Both physicians are enrolled in the Internal Medicine Residency program at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, Ohio. Internal Medicine Residency faculty members Erdal Sarac, MD and Alan Cropp, MD provided support for the research of Drs. Al Zoby and Tomas respectively.

Dr. Al Zoby's submission "Efficacy of Aliskiren as an Additive Anti-Hypertensive Drug" will be entered into the Associate Research Paper Competition.

Dr. Tomas' abstract titled, "REM Behavior Sleep Disorder Presenting As Acute Agitation" has been selected by the Abstract Review Board for presentation as a poster finalist.

St. Elizabeth Health Center is a tertiary care center located in northeastern Ohio featuring a strong graduate medical education program offering fully accredited Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Dental, General Surgery and Transitional Residencies. St. Elizabeth is one of three hospitals that make up Humility of Mary Health Partners, a member of Catholic Healthcare Partners one of the top 10 health systems in the country as named by Thomson Reuters.                                

About Humility of Mary Health Partners
Humility of Mary Health Partners is an integrated health system located in the Youngstown/Warren area. HMHP provides a full spectrum of health care services, including inpatient, outpatient, emergency, urgent care, home care, residential and long-term care, as well as hospice care. Members are St. Elizabeth Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center, St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, Humility of Mary Home Health Services, The Assumption Village, Humility House, Hospice of the Valley and Laurel Lake. St. Elizabeth and St. Joseph health centers, St. Elizabeth emergency and diagnostic centers in Boardman and Austintown, and the St. Joseph Outpatient Surgery Center in Howland have achieved magnet recognition status, the gold standard of patient care. Learn more about HMHP online at http://www.HMpartners.org.

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