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Post-operative wound complications are some of the most common acute complications following spine surgery. These surgical site infections (SSI) contribute to increased healthcare related costs. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has long been…

Asthma is characterized by pathological airway remodeling resulting from persistent myofibroblast activation. Although transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGFβ1), mechanical signals, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) are implicated in fibroblast…

Introduction: The use of an electrocautery device (monopolar loop) for patients undergoing transurethral resection of bladder tumors (TURBT) is standard of care. The aim of this study is to establish non-inferiority of complication rates for a…

OBJECTIVE: Obesity and preeclampsia in pregnant women are each independently associated with poorer neonatal outcomes. We study obesity and preeclampsia alone and also in combination in pregnant women to determine their association with neonatal…

This article considers 3 reasons for derogatory humor in clinical settings and argues that when such humor is directed at patients without understanding their complex histories, it can diminish the therapeutic relationship rather than serve as a…

Pseudoaneurysms and patch infections are known complications of carotid endarterectomy with patch angioplasty. Although they are rare occurrences, they carry high morbidity and almost uniformly require surgical intervention. Infectious pathogens are…

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is often characterized by accumulation of lipids in the liver. It presents a pathological spectrum of changes from simple steatosis to steatohepatitis. It is also often associated with obesity and insulin…

Clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP) is characterized by persistent clonal expansion of adult hematopoietic stem cells, which has been increasingly found to be associated with cardiovascular disease and adverse outcomes in heart…

Background Although stress-echo (SE), nuclear myocardial stress perfusion imaging (MPI) and coronary arteriography are used to detect atherosclerosis, they are not well suited for diagnosing inflammatory heart disease. Cardiac MRI (CMR) is uniquely…

Although solitary plasmacytomas may occasionally present as collar bone swellings or fractures, multiple myeloma involving clavicle is extremely rare. Ten to forty per cent of multiple myeloma cases are asymptomatic and are incidental diagnoses. Our…

No licensed vaccine exists against visceral leishmaniasis (VL), a disease caused by the Leishmania donovani parasite. We have previously reported both macrophages and dendritic cells play important role in the protection induced by a live…

Meeting abstract D99 presented at the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American-Geriatrics-Society (AGS)

Initial clinic evaluation among referred patients and factors limiting treatment initiation are not well characterized. We conducted a retrospective review of referrals to our outpatient pain clinic to identify intake visits and factors associated…

PURPOSE: Despite known benefits of cardiac rehabilitation (CR), early termination (failure to complete >1 mo of CR) attenuates these benefits. We analyzed whether early termination varied by referral indication in the context of recent growth in…

D137 Student Presentation at the American Geriatrics Society 2019 Annual Meeting
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BACKGROUND Psychosocial habits in mid-early life have been shown to affect mortality in later life. Negative responses to stress in people who have stressful…

PURPOSE: Multiple robotic-assisted surgeries are often performed within a single operating day; however, the impact of this practice on patient outcomes has not been examined. We aim to determine whether outcomes for robotic-assisted laparoscopic …

Calciphylaxis is a deadly disease that is currently diagnosed through a skin biopsy of resultant necrotic lesions despite many cases lacking this characteristic finding. Recently, research has demonstrated the ability of various radiologic …

Introduction: Current guidelines of the American Heart Association (AHA) recommend annual serial imaging for patients with aneurysm of the ascending aorta (AscAoA). However, recent data (Park K-H et al. Eur J CT Surg 2017;51:959-64) have suggested…

BACKGROUND: This study aims to understand the perspectives of operative autonomy of surgical residents at various postgraduate levels. METHODS: Categorical general surgery residents at a single academic residency were invited to participate in …

Introduction Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), also known as the “Broken Heart Syndrome” or “Apical Ballooning Syndrome is defined by its characteristic anomaly: when the heart contracts during systole, the apex of the heart dilates as the base of the heart…

Objective Vaginal cuff dehiscence with evisceration (VCDE) is a serious, life-threatening complication of hysterectomy. Due to the high volume of hysterectomies performed in the U.S each year, it is likely that a practitioner will encounter VCDE…

Recent advances in the field of radiomics have enabled the development of a number of prognostic and predictive imaging-based tools for a variety of diseases. However, wider clinical adoption of these tools is contingent on their generalizability…

Fournier's gangrene is a life-threatening type of necrotizing fasciitis associated with a high rate of morbidity and mortality. The patient is a 29-year-old incarcerated male who presented to the ED with left-sided scrotal crepitus extending into the…

The teres minor is one of four rotator cuff muscles that is involved in many shoulder pathologies. The integrity of the teres minor can be indicative of treatment success for disorders including rotator cuff tears, impingement syndrome, and…

Over the last 50 years progress has been made in treating childhood and adult solid and hematological tumors. One commonly used chemotherapeutic agent is doxorubicin (DOX), an anthracycline antitumor antibiotic, which was discovered in early 1960s.…
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