Plain abdominal radiograph in left lateral decubitus position demonstrating free air in the peritoneum (arrowhead)

4 research papers represent work from 8 Hurley authors

Perforated bowel, vitamin B12 deficiency, maternal obesity, and alcohol vs cannabis motives are the topics of four research papers published by eight Hurley authors recently.

The first two papers - case reports - were coauthored by Hurley Internal Medicine and Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics resident physicians, as well as Internal Medicine Residency Program Director Ghassan Bachuwa. The third is coauthored by a Hurley Obstetrics & Gynecology resident physician. A Hurley Emergency Department physician coauthored the fourth paper.

Here are the publication details:

  1. Murtaza Hussain, Smit Deliwala, Rohit Gupta, Mohammed Berrou. Blowing off steam - Identifying bowel perforation after routine colonoscopy. Clin Case Rep. 2021 Jul 23;9(7):e04515. eCollection 2021 Jul. PMID: 3432226. Available at:
  2. Abdullahi Mahgoub, Smit Deliwala, Ghassan Bachuwa. Important reminder: nitrous oxide (N2O) as a cause of functional vitamin B12 deficiency. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 Jul 21; 14(7):e241414. PMID: 34290005
  3. Stafford IA, Ahmed Moustafa, Spoo L, Berra A, Burgess A, Turrentine M. Association between Maternal Obesity Class, Adherence to Labor Guidelines, and Perinatal Outcomes. AJP Rep. 2021 Apr;11(2):e105-e112. Epub 2021 Jul 15. PMID: 34277129. Available at:
  4. Arterberry BJ, Goldstick JE, Walton MA, Rebecca Cunningham, Blow FC, Bonar EE. Alcohol and cannabis motives: Differences in daily motive endorsement on alcohol, cannabis, and alcohol/cannabis co-use days in a cannabis-using sample. Addict Res Theory. 2021;29(2):111-116. Epub 2020 Jul 7. PMID: 34248450