AUA student Gurbani Singh has been selected as 1 of the 50 candidates to present his research poster at AAFP Annual Family Conference this year in Kansas.

Entitled “MTHFR and PAI-1 Mutation resulting in bilateral BKA in a 22-year-old male,” the poster presents the research that Singh conducted alongside Dr. Gurneet Matharoo from Kansas University Medical Center and Dr. Rizwan Minhas from Northside Medical Center.

In the study, the team describes a rare case of PAI-1 gene hyper-expression with concurrent heterozygous MTHFR mutation, leading to bilateral deep venous thrombosis (DVT’s) and compartment syndrome with sequela. Unfortunately, the patient underwent a series of life threatening turns before the provoking etiology could be identified. Currently, no guidelines exist to prevent or treat patients with these mutations.

AUA congratulates Gurbani on his research and for being selected to present at the AAFP conference!