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Rajani Jagana

CredentialsABIM-Internal Medicine
ABIM-Pulmonary Medicine
ABIM- Critical Care Medicine
TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentInternal Med, College of Medicine
DivisionInternal Med Pulmonary
Address258 Central Building (old hospital)
324 UAMS Campus Dr.
Mail Slot # 555
Little Rock AR 72205
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    Collapse Biography 
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    Institutional leadership:
    • Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program
    . Director, Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, UAMS; 2015-Present
    • Associate Program Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center, AR; 2015-Present
    • Director, Respiratory Care Services; 2017-Present
    . Director, Chronic respiratory Services clinic; 2017- present
    • Co- Director of sophomore (M2) Pulmonary Module; 2018- Present

    Collapse awards and honors
    2016 - 2017PFCC Impact Award, UAMS
    2018 - 2019Cystic fibrosis foundation quality care award, UAMS

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    I have been very actively involved in teaching and mentoring activities at UAMS since I was a fellow. Currently I am involved in teaching and mentoring medical trainees at different levels as described below. As a mentor, I involve them in both educational and research activities.
    1. Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow teaching
    2. Resident teaching includes trainees from different specialties like Internal medicine, medicine-pediatrics, neurology, family medicine, translational etc..
    3. Medical student teaching

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    1. Cystic Fibrosis: I have done and been doing many research projects in field of cystic fibrosis in collaboration with Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. These international and multicenter center studies have made an impact in the lives of cystic fibrosis patients by increasing their estimated life survival and decreased hospitalizations.
    I am principal investigator of few ongoing multicenter studies and sub-investigator of multiple studies at our center in the field of Cystic fibrosis and non CF bronchiectasis.
    2. COVID-19: I am sub-investigator of multiple COVID-19 studies currently undergoing in our Institution.
    3. I involve students, residents and fellows in research projects and may of these projects and case reports have been presented in national and international pulmonary and critical care conferences
    4. I have authored 7 manuscripts, which have been published in peer- reviewed international medical journals. In addition, I have made over 26 posters and presentations that have been showcased at the international conferences including American Thoracic Society, American college of physicians (ACP), society of critical care medicine (SCCM) and CHEST conferences.

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    MCDONA23C2     (JAGANA, RAJANI)Sep 1, 2023 - Aug 31, 2025
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    LEAPP CF: Leadership and Education Advanced Practice Provider Fellow Program in CF 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator

    CC037-AD     (JOHNSON, LARRY G)Jul 1, 2021 - Jun 30, 2023
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    CFF Care Center Award 2021_2022
    Role: Co-Investigator

    SAV005     (JAGANA, RAJANI)Aug 24, 2017
    Savara, Inc
    A Phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of AeroVanc for the treatment of persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus lung infection in cystic fibrosis patients
    Role: Principal Investigator

    SAV005-04     (JAGANA, RAJANI)Aug 24, 2017
    Savara, Inc
    No FP attached
    Role: Principal Investigator

    CC037-17AD     (JOHNSON, LARRY G)Jul 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2021
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    Cystic Fibrosis Care Centers -2020-2021 Continuation - Continuation - Continuation
    Role: Co-Investigator

    CC037-16AD     (JOHNSON, LARRY G)Jul 1, 2016 - Jun 30, 2017
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    CFF Accreditation and Funding 2016/2017
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Burger BJ, Epps SM, Cardenas VM, Jagana R, Meena NK, Atchley WT. Tocilizumab Is Associated with Increased Risk of Fungal Infections among Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19 and Acute Renal Failure: An Observational Cohort Study. Life (Basel). 2023 Aug 16; 13(8). PMID: 37629609.
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    2. Saluja P, Gautam N, Amisha F, Salah HM, Smith J, Biyani S, Venkata AN, Al' Aref SJ, Jagana R. Influence of Iron Deficiency on Clinical and Haemodynamic Parameters in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Cohorts. Heart Lung Circ. 2022 Nov 16. PMID: 36402703.
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    3. Gheith Z, Alqam B, Jagana R. A Rare Case of Pulmonary Emboli Presenting With ST Elevation on ECG. Cureus. 2022 Sep; 14(9):e29249. PMID: 36262957.
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    4. Goraya H, Meena N, Jagana R. Personal Protective Equipment Efficiency in Healthcare Emergencies: A Single-Center Experience. Cureus. 2022 Aug; 14(8):e27823. PMID: 35971399.
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    5. Kocurek EG, Jagana R. Noncystic fibrosis bronchiectasis management: opportunities and challenges. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2019 03; 25(2):192-200. PMID: 30640187.
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    6. Pandey Y, Hasan R, Joshi KP, Habash FJ, Jagana R. Acute Influenza Infection Presenting with Cardiac Tamponade: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Perm J. 2019; 23:18-104. PMID: 30624200.
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    7. Chatterjee K, Goyal A, Reddy D, Koppurapu V, Innabi A, Alzghoul B, Jagana R. Prevalence and predictors of readmissions among adults with cystic fibrosis in the United States. Adv Respir Med. 2018; 86(2):75-77. PMID: 29709046.
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    8. Chatterjee K, Mittadodla PS, Colaco C, Jagana R. A Rare Cause of Pulmonary Edema in the Postoperative Period. Indian J Crit Care Med. 2017 Feb; 21(2):108-109. PMID: 28250610.
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    9. Chatterjee K, Goyal A, Shah N, Kakkera K, Jagana R, Anderson P. Contemporary national trends of cystic fibrosis hospitalizations and co-morbidities in the United States. Adv Respir Med. 2016; 84(6):316-323. PMID: 28009031.
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    10. Jagana R, Bartter T, Joshi M. Delay in diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: reasons and solutions. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2015 Mar; 21(2):121-6. PMID: 25575363.
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    11. Jagana R, Khan J, Mattar C, Siddiqui MF. Pericardiodiaphragmatic hernia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Feb 15; 189(4):e7. PMID: 24528329.
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    12. Bhaskar N, Jagana R, Johnson LG. Nontuberculous empyema necessitatis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Oct 15; 188(8):e65-6. PMID: 24127812.
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    13. Boddu NJ, Badireddi S, Straub KD, Schwankhaus J, Jagana R. Acute thyrotoxic bulbar myopathy with encephalopathic behaviour: an uncommon complication of hyperthyroidism. Case Rep Endocrinol. 2013; 2013:369807. PMID: 23840978.
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