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Mindset, Medicine And You, Gregory A. Jaffe, Md, Msed May 2021

Mindset, Medicine And You, Gregory A. Jaffe, Md, Msed

Department of Family & Community Medicine Presentations and Grand Rounds

Objectives

  • Describe the differences between a fixed and growth mindset
  • State phrases that encourage growth mindset
  • Apply growth mindset techniques to medical education


Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome For The Pcp, Madeline Taskier, Md May 2021

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome For The Pcp, Madeline Taskier, Md

Department of Family & Community Medicine Presentations and Grand Rounds

Objectives

  • Define PCOS
  • Outline varying diagnostic criteria
  • Briefly review pathophysiology and diagnostic approach
  • Review primary care management of PCOS symptoms
  • Summarize role of PCP for clinical monitoring
  • Explore influence of PCOS on fertility and pregnancy


Sports Medicine Update For The Pcp, Jeremy D. Close, Md May 2021

Sports Medicine Update For The Pcp, Jeremy D. Close, Md

Department of Family & Community Medicine Presentations and Grand Rounds

No abstract provided.


Elevated Apobec Mutational Signatures Implicate Chronic Injury In Etiology Of An Aggressive Head-And-Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Case Report., Jena Patel, Nicoline Y. Den Breems, Madalina Tuluc, Jennifer Johnson, Joseph M. Curry, Andrew P. South, Raymond J. Cho Apr 2021

Elevated Apobec Mutational Signatures Implicate Chronic Injury In Etiology Of An Aggressive Head-And-Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Case Report., Jena Patel, Nicoline Y. Den Breems, Madalina Tuluc, Jennifer Johnson, Joseph M. Curry, Andrew P. South, Raymond J. Cho

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Faculty Papers

BACKGROUND: Aggressive squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) present frequently in the context of chronic skin injury occurring in patients with the congenital blistering disease recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. Recently, these cancers were shown to harbor mutation signatures associated with endogenous deaminases of the active polynucleotide cytosine deaminase family, collectively termed APOBEC, and clock-like COSMIC [Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer] signatures, which are associated with normal aging and might result from cumulative DNA replication errors. We present a case of a nasal septal SCC arising in the context of recurrent injury, but also modest past tobacco use. Our genetic analysis of ...


Acupuncture For Pain, Julita Mitchell, Md Apr 2021

Acupuncture For Pain, Julita Mitchell, Md

Department of Family & Community Medicine Presentations and Grand Rounds

Objectives

➢ To introduce basic acupuncture theory and proposed mechanisms.

➢ To describe a typical acupuncture encounter.

➢ To outline the indications for acupuncture.

➢ To explore clinical evidence behind acupuncture for pain
○ Knee osteoarthritis, low back pain, headache

➢ Review AAFP Clinical Recommendations for acupuncture.

➢ To discuss logistical aspects of acupuncture referral.


Hypertension As A Sequela In Patients Of Sars-Cov-2 Infection., Ganxiao Chen, Xun Li, Zuojiong Gong, Hao Xia, Yao Wang, Xuefen Wang, Yan Huang, Hector Barajas-Martinez, Dan Hu Apr 2021

Hypertension As A Sequela In Patients Of Sars-Cov-2 Infection., Ganxiao Chen, Xun Li, Zuojiong Gong, Hao Xia, Yao Wang, Xuefen Wang, Yan Huang, Hector Barajas-Martinez, Dan Hu

Department of Medicine Faculty Papers

BACKGROUND: COVID-19 is a respiratory infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, and cardiovascular damage is commonly observed in affected patients. We sought to investigate the effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection on cardiac injury and hypertension during the current coronavirus pandemic.

STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: The clinical data of 366 hospitalized COVID-19-confirmed patients were analyzed. The clinical signs and laboratory findings were extracted from electronic medical records. Two independent, experienced clinicians reviewed and analyzed the data.

RESULTS: Cardiac injury was found in 11.19% (30/268) of enrolled patients. 93.33% (28/30) of cardiac injury cases were in the severe group. The ...


Life During The Pandemic: An International Photo-Elicitation Study With Medical Students., M Dworkin, T Akintayo, D Calem, C Doran, A Guth, E M Kamami, J Kar, J Larosa, J C Liu, I N Pérez Jiménez, R Frasso Apr 2021

Life During The Pandemic: An International Photo-Elicitation Study With Medical Students., M Dworkin, T Akintayo, D Calem, C Doran, A Guth, E M Kamami, J Kar, J Larosa, J C Liu, I N Pérez Jiménez, R Frasso

College of Population Health Faculty Papers

BACKGROUND: The SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic is a global event with unprecedented impact on individuals and communities around the world. The purpose of this study is to use a modified photo-elicitation methodology to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of medical students and their communities around the world.

METHODS: Participating medical students were asked to take photographs for 14 days. In lieu of an interview, which is customary for photo-elicitation projects, participants were asked to share a reflection (a paragraph or two) for each photograph they contributed to the study.

RESULTS: Between April 27th, 2020 and May ...


Impaired 26s Proteasome Assembly Precedes Neuronal Loss In Mutant Ubqln2 Rats., Wenjuan Zhang, Bo Huang, Limo Gao, Cao Huang Apr 2021

Impaired 26s Proteasome Assembly Precedes Neuronal Loss In Mutant Ubqln2 Rats., Wenjuan Zhang, Bo Huang, Limo Gao, Cao Huang

Department of Pathology, Anatomy, and Cell Biology Faculty Papers

Proteasomal dysfunction is known to be associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal degeneration (ALS/FTD). Our previous reports have shown that a mutant form of ubiquilin-2 (UBQLN2) linked to ALS/FTD leads to neurodegeneration accompanied by accumulations of the proteasome subunit Rpt1 in transgenic rats, but the precise pathogenic mechanisms of how this mutation impairs the proteasome remains to be elucidated. Here, we reveal that this UBQLN2 mutation in rats disrupted the proteasome integrity prior to neurodegeneration, that it dissociated the 26S proteasome in vitro, and that its depletion did not affect 26S proteasome assembly. During both disease progression ...


Sarcopenia: A Functional Chronic Disease, Mike Haines, Md Apr 2021

Sarcopenia: A Functional Chronic Disease, Mike Haines, Md

Department of Family & Community Medicine Presentations and Grand Rounds

Objectives

  • Define sarcopenia as a clinical diagnosis as described by the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older Persons (EWGSOP2)
  • Recognize, identify, and describe sarcopenia as a distinct disease process
  • Review impact on health outcomes and healthcare costs
  • Explain tools used to aid in diagnosis in clinical practice
  • Explore the nuances of therapeutic interventions
  • Discuss role of the primary care physician


Outline

● What is sarcopenia?

  • Definition provided by EWGSOP2
  • Brief overview of pathophysiology

● Why is it important?

  • Epidemiology
  • Impact on health outcomes
  • Healthcare costs

● Diagnosis

  • Review EWGSOP2 framework for clinical practice
  • Questionnaires
  • Office based testing
  • Imaging

● Treatment and Prevention

  • Dietary ...


Correlations Between Coffee Consumption And Metabolic Phenotypes, Plasma Folate, And Vitamin B12: Nhanes 2003 To 2006., Pratibha V Nerurkar, Krupa Gandhi, John J Chen Apr 2021

Correlations Between Coffee Consumption And Metabolic Phenotypes, Plasma Folate, And Vitamin B12: Nhanes 2003 To 2006., Pratibha V Nerurkar, Krupa Gandhi, John J Chen

Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Faculty Papers

Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is prevalent not only among the overweight and obese but also normal weight individuals, and the phenotype is referred to as a metabolically unhealthy phenotype (MUHP). Besides normal weight individuals, overweight/obese individuals are also protected from MetS, and the phenotype is known as a metabolically healthy phenotype (MHP). Epidemiological studies indicate that coffee and micronutrients such as plasma folate or vitamin B12 (vit. B12) are inversely associated with MetS. However, correlations among coffee consumption metabolic phenotypes, plasma folate, and vit. B12 remain unknown. Our objective was to investigate the correlation between coffee consumption, metabolic phenotypes, plasma ...


Designing A Strategic Plan For The Jefferson Center For Interprofessional Practice And Education (Jcipe), Larry M. Starr, Phd, John Pourdehnad, Phd Apr 2021

Designing A Strategic Plan For The Jefferson Center For Interprofessional Practice And Education (Jcipe), Larry M. Starr, Phd, John Pourdehnad, Phd

School of Continuing and Professional Studies Posters

No abstract provided.


Effect Of A Virtual Reality-Enhanced Exercise And Education Intervention On Patient Engagement And Learning In Cardiac Rehabilitation: Randomized Controlled Trial., Victoria Gulick, Daniel Graves, Shannon Ames, Pavitra Parimala Krishnamani Apr 2021

Effect Of A Virtual Reality-Enhanced Exercise And Education Intervention On Patient Engagement And Learning In Cardiac Rehabilitation: Randomized Controlled Trial., Victoria Gulick, Daniel Graves, Shannon Ames, Pavitra Parimala Krishnamani

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Faculty Papers

BACKGROUND: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is clinically proven to reduce morbidity and mortality; however, many eligible patients do not enroll in treatment. Furthermore, many enrolled patients do not complete their full course of treatment. This is greatly influenced by socioeconomic factors but is also because of patients' lack of understanding of the importance of their care and a lack of motivation to maintain attendance.

OBJECTIVE: This study aims to explore the potential benefits of virtual reality (VR) walking trails within CR treatment, specifically with regard to patient knowledge retention, satisfaction with treatment, and the overall attendance of treatment sessions.

METHODS: New ...


Presence And Implications Of Sarcopenia In Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis., Gregory Habig, Christa Smaltz, Dina Halegoua-De Marzio Apr 2021

Presence And Implications Of Sarcopenia In Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis., Gregory Habig, Christa Smaltz, Dina Halegoua-De Marzio

Department of Medicine Faculty Papers

Sarcopenia, defined as the loss of muscle strength, mass, and functionality, confers a poor prognosis in the setting of cirrhosis. Given its clinical significance, a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms leading to cirrhosis, sarcopenia, and their co-occurrence may improve these patients' outcomes. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) shares many of the same etiologies as sarcopenia, including insulin resistance, chronic inflammation, and ectopic adipocyte deposition, which are hallmarks of metabolic syndrome (MS). NASH thus serves as a prime candidate for further exploration into the underlying pathophysiology and relationship between these three conditions. In this review, we discuss the natural history of NASH ...


Multifaceted Management Of Covid In The Medical Student Population Of Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Wayne Bond Lau, Kristin Desimone, Leonard Levine, Kathryn Trayes, Charlie Pohl Apr 2021

Multifaceted Management Of Covid In The Medical Student Population Of Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Wayne Bond Lau, Kristin Desimone, Leonard Levine, Kathryn Trayes, Charlie Pohl

Department of Emergency Medicine Posters

COVID has created hardships in the lives of many persons. In a time of chaos, it was clear our institution needed an efficient workflow to track all students requiring quarantine, so that academic progress and student wellness would not be casualties.

This presentation reviews that workflow in detail, for the purpose of sharing strengths of the process for the greater GSA/OSR network’s benefit.


Violence Has No Home In Healthcare, Ellen Crowe, Mba, Ms, Carl J. Schiessl, Jd, Mary Reich Cooper, Md, Jd Apr 2021

Violence Has No Home In Healthcare, Ellen Crowe, Mba, Ms, Carl J. Schiessl, Jd, Mary Reich Cooper, Md, Jd

Population Health Leadership Series: PopTalk Webinars

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, increased stress and anxiety has only further exacerbated the problem of violence in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Through the Safer Hospitals Initiative, Connecticut hospitals have united to develop and implement strategies to create a culture of safety for patients and staff within each of the institutions. This initiative applies the power of high reliability principles to standardize approaches to combatting violence in microsystems and macrosystems throughout an organization. We will share the strategies that may be replicated in your organizations to keep individuals working in healthcare organizations safer by stopping violence before it begins.


Novel And Emerging Therapies For Inflammatory Bowel Disease., Badr Al-Bawardy, Raina Shivashankar, Deborah D Proctor Apr 2021

Novel And Emerging Therapies For Inflammatory Bowel Disease., Badr Al-Bawardy, Raina Shivashankar, Deborah D Proctor

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Faculty Papers

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are chronic, relapsing and remitting disorders of intestinal inflammation with potential systemic manifestations. Despite the availability of current biologics, such as anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF), anti-integrins, anti-interleukins and small molecules such as tofacitinib, the rates of primary and secondary treatment failure remain high in IBD. This highlights the importance of continued development of new therapeutic targets and modifications of existing ones to improve the treatment response rates and to also improve the safety profile and tolerability of these medications. In this review we will discuss novel treatment target ...


Reduction In Hospital System Opioid Prescribing For Acute Pain Through Default Prescription Preference Settings: Pre-Post Study, Benjamin Heritier Slovis, Jeffrey Riggio, Melanie Girondo, Cara Martino, Bracken Babula, Lindsey Roke, John C. Kairys Apr 2021

Reduction In Hospital System Opioid Prescribing For Acute Pain Through Default Prescription Preference Settings: Pre-Post Study, Benjamin Heritier Slovis, Jeffrey Riggio, Melanie Girondo, Cara Martino, Bracken Babula, Lindsey Roke, John C. Kairys

Department of Medicine Faculty Papers

BACKGROUND: The United States is in an opioid epidemic. Passive decision support in the electronic health record (EHR) through opioid prescription presets may aid in curbing opioid dependence.

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine whether modification of opioid prescribing presets in the EHR could change prescribing patterns for an entire hospital system.

METHODS: We performed a quasi-experimental retrospective pre-post analysis of a 24-month period before and after modifications to our EHR's opioid prescription presets to match Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. We included all opioid prescriptions prescribed at our institution for nonchronic pain. Our ...


Remembering., Emmanuel Philor Apr 2021

Remembering., Emmanuel Philor

Jefferson Hospital Staff Papers and Presentations

This reflection heightens the value of the role of chaplain during the time of the pandemic.


Nbtxr3 Radiotherapy-Activated Functionalized Hafnium Oxide Nanoparticles Show Efficient Antitumor Effects Across A Large Panel Of Human Cancer Models., Ping Zhang, Julie Marill, Audrey Darmon, Naeemunnisa Mohamed Anesary, Bo Lu, Md, Sébastien Paris Apr 2021

Nbtxr3 Radiotherapy-Activated Functionalized Hafnium Oxide Nanoparticles Show Efficient Antitumor Effects Across A Large Panel Of Human Cancer Models., Ping Zhang, Julie Marill, Audrey Darmon, Naeemunnisa Mohamed Anesary, Bo Lu, Md, Sébastien Paris

Department of Radiation Oncology Faculty Papers

Purpose: The side effects of radiotherapy induced on healthy tissue limit its use. To overcome this issue and fully exploit the potential of radiotherapy to treat cancers, the first-in-class radioenhancer NBTXR3 (functionalized hafnium oxide nanoparticles) has been designed to amplify the effects of radiotherapy.

Patients and Methods: Thanks to its physical mode of action, NBTXR3 has the potential to be used to treat any type of solid tumor. Here we demonstrate that NBTXR3 can be used to treat a wide variety of solid cancers. For this, we evaluated different parameters on a large panel of human cancer models, such as ...


Safety And Improved Efficacy Signals Following Gene Therapy In Childhood Blindness Caused By Gucy2d Mutations, Samuel G. Jacobson, Artur V. Cideciyan, Allen Ho, Igor V. Peshenko, Alexandra V. Garafalo, Alejandro J. Roman, Alexander Sumaroka, Vivian Wu, Arun Krishnan, Rebecca Sheplock, Sanford Boye, Alexander Dizhoor, Shannon Boye Apr 2021

Safety And Improved Efficacy Signals Following Gene Therapy In Childhood Blindness Caused By Gucy2d Mutations, Samuel G. Jacobson, Artur V. Cideciyan, Allen Ho, Igor V. Peshenko, Alexandra V. Garafalo, Alejandro J. Roman, Alexander Sumaroka, Vivian Wu, Arun Krishnan, Rebecca Sheplock, Sanford Boye, Alexander Dizhoor, Shannon Boye

Wills Eye Hospital Papers

A first-in-human clinical trial of gene therapy in Leber congenital amaurosis due to mutations in the GUCY2D gene is underway, and early results are summarized. A recombinant adeno-associated virus serotype 5 (rAAV5) vector carrying the human GUCY2D gene was delivered by subretinal injection to one eye in three adult patients with severe visual loss, nystagmus, but preserved retinal structure. Safety and efficacy parameters were monitored for 9 months post-operatively. No systemic toxicity was detected; there were no serious adverse events, and ocular adverse events resolved. P1 and P2 showed statistically significant rod photoreceptor vision improvement by full-field stimulus testing in ...


Analysis Of An Obstetrics Point-Of-Care Ultrasound Training Program For Healthcare Practitioners In Zanzibar, Tanzania., Elizabeth A Hall, Danielle Matilsky, Rachel Zang, Naomasa Hase, Ali Habibu Ali, Patricia C Henwood, Anthony J Dean Apr 2021

Analysis Of An Obstetrics Point-Of-Care Ultrasound Training Program For Healthcare Practitioners In Zanzibar, Tanzania., Elizabeth A Hall, Danielle Matilsky, Rachel Zang, Naomasa Hase, Ali Habibu Ali, Patricia C Henwood, Anthony J Dean

Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty Papers

BACKGROUND: A point-of-care ultrasound education program in obstetrics was developed to train antenatal healthcare practitioners in rural Zanzibar. The study group consisted of 13 practitioners with different training backgrounds: physicians, clinical officers, and nurse/midwives. Trainees received an intensive 2-week antenatal ultrasound course consisting of lectures and hands-on practice followed by 6 months of direct supervision of hands-on scanning and bedside education in their clinical practice environments. Trainees were given a pre-course written exam, a final exam at course completion, and practical exams at 19 and 27 weeks. Trainees were expected to complete written documentation and record ultrasound images of ...


A Stress-Free Strategy To Correct Point Mutations In Patient Ips Cells, Jingli Cai, Elizabeth Kropf, Ya-Ming Hou, Lorraine Iacovitti Apr 2021

A Stress-Free Strategy To Correct Point Mutations In Patient Ips Cells, Jingli Cai, Elizabeth Kropf, Ya-Ming Hou, Lorraine Iacovitti

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Faculty Papers

When studying patient specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) as a disease model, the ideal control is an isogenic line that has corrected the point mutation, instead of iPS cells from siblings or other healthy subjects. However, repairing a point mutation in iPS cells even with the newly developed CRISPR-Cas9 technique remains difficult and time-consuming. Here we report a strategy that makes the Cas9 “knock-in” methodology both hassle-free and error-free. Instead of selecting a Cas9 recognition site close to the point mutation, we chose a site located in the nearest intron. We constructed a donor template with the fragment ...


The Protective Effect Of Traditional Chinese Medicine On Liver Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury., Wen Ma, Songling Tang, Dina Xie, Guoqiang Gu, Lu Gan Apr 2021

The Protective Effect Of Traditional Chinese Medicine On Liver Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury., Wen Ma, Songling Tang, Dina Xie, Guoqiang Gu, Lu Gan

Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty Papers

Liver ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury occurs during transplantation and major hepatic surgery, which may lead to postoperative liver dysfunction. More and more traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs) have been used to treat liver ischemia-reperfusion injury. The purpose of this review is to evaluate the different protective effects of TCMs in the treatment of liver ischemia-reperfusion injury and to summarize its possible mechanisms. The results indicate that TCMs attenuate liver I/R injury via multiple mechanisms, including antioxidation stress, anti-inflammatory response, antiapoptosis, and inhibiting endoplasmic reticulum stress. However, the in-depth mechanism of the protective effects of these traditional Chinese medicines still remains ...


Patellofemoral Disfunction, Chris Mulholland, Md Apr 2021

Patellofemoral Disfunction, Chris Mulholland, Md

Department of Family & Community Medicine Presentations and Grand Rounds

No abstract provided.


Suicide Assessment, Angelo Rannazzisi, Psyd Apr 2021

Suicide Assessment, Angelo Rannazzisi, Psyd

Department of Family & Community Medicine Presentations and Grand Rounds

Agenda

● Risk & Protective Factors of Suicide

  • Demographic, Diagnostic, Psychological Variables

● Suicide Risk Assessment

  • C-SSRS (Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale)
  • BDI-II (Beck Depression Inventory 2nd Edition)
  • Reasons for Living Inventory (RFL)

● Creating a Safety Plan


Collaborating To Offer Hpv Vaccinations In Jails: Results From A Pre-Implementation Study In Four States, Amanda Emerson, Molly Allison, Lisa Saldana, Patricia Kelly, Megha Ramaswamy Apr 2021

Collaborating To Offer Hpv Vaccinations In Jails: Results From A Pre-Implementation Study In Four States, Amanda Emerson, Molly Allison, Lisa Saldana, Patricia Kelly, Megha Ramaswamy

Department of Nursing Papers

BACKGROUND: Correctional facilities are an underutilized venue for reaching young adults who have not vaccinated for human papillomavirus (HPV). The objective of this study was to identify factors that are associated with jail and local health department (LHD) interest in partnering to offer HPV vaccinations to young adults in jail.

METHODS: Consolidated framework for implementation research (CFIR)-guided surveys were conducted with jail administrators in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, September 2017-October 2018. Jail survey data were analyzed using chi square distribution and relative risk regression. Using data from sister surveys conducted with LHD administrators in the same counties (results ...


Redefining Cancer Of Unknown Primary: Is Precision Medicine Really Shifting The Paradigm?, Timothée Olivier, Eugenio Fernandez, Intidhar Labidi-Galy, Pierre-Yves Dietrich, Veronica Rodriguez-Bravo, Giulia Baciarello, Karim Fizazi, Anna Patrikidou Apr 2021

Redefining Cancer Of Unknown Primary: Is Precision Medicine Really Shifting The Paradigm?, Timothée Olivier, Eugenio Fernandez, Intidhar Labidi-Galy, Pierre-Yves Dietrich, Veronica Rodriguez-Bravo, Giulia Baciarello, Karim Fizazi, Anna Patrikidou

Department of Cancer Biology Faculty Papers

The concept of Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP) has evolved with the advent of medical oncology. CUP can be difficult to diagnose and represents 2 to 5% of new cancers, therefore not exceptionally rare. Within CUPs can be identified a subset of favourable prognosis tumours, however the vast majority of CUP patients belongs to a poor prognosis group. CUP features significant oncological challenges, such as unravelling biological and transversal issues, and most importantly, improving patient's outcomes. In that regard, CUP patients’ outcomes regrettably showed minimal improvement for decades and CUP remains a cancer group of very poor prognosis. The ...


Narrative Medicine In Ophthalmology, Martina Rama Apr 2021

Narrative Medicine In Ophthalmology, Martina Rama

inSIGHT

While technological and medical advancements have made it possible to diagnose and treat previously deadly conditions, modern day medicine comes with a new set of challenges around the doctor-patient relationship. Scientifically competent medicine cannot always help patients cope emotionally with their health issues. For physicians, understanding patients’ experience with illness in order to comfort and accompany them through their challenges is just as important as meeting their physical health needs. Dr. Rita Charon, the founder of narrative medicine, highlights how physicians today sometimes lack the ability to connect with, empathize with, and support their patients through difficult diagnoses.1 When ...


An Inside Look: Oculoplastics And “Droopy Eyelids”, Payton Boere Apr 2021

An Inside Look: Oculoplastics And “Droopy Eyelids”, Payton Boere

inSIGHT

In writing this article, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Alison Watson, an oculoplastic attending surgeon at Wills Eye Hospital, all about this exciting and innovative specialty. During our discussion, she said that one of the things she loves most about this field is its diversity, including the range of procedures she gets to perform and patients she is able to treat. While there are procedures common to all oculoplastic surgeons, such as cosmetic and functional eyelid surgery to address both upper and lower eyelid malposition, reconstruction following periocular cancer resection, along with nasolacrimal surgery, Dr. Watson explained ...


The Present And Future Of Artificial Intelligence In Ophthalmology, Robert Abishek, Elliot Cherkas Apr 2021

The Present And Future Of Artificial Intelligence In Ophthalmology, Robert Abishek, Elliot Cherkas

inSIGHT

Dr. Ravi Goel is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon at Wills Eye Hospital, with a specific interest in finding ways that AI can help ophthalmologists improve their clinical care and treat more patients. Dr. Goel also publishes a daily blog, Protecting Sight, where he discusses a variety of topics ranging from advances in cataract surgery to medical education. One common thread throughout his blog is the burgeoning impact of AI on the field of ophthalmology, such as the utility of deep learning algorithms for diagnosing various diseases and the impact that improved intra-ocular lens (IOL) power calculations will have ...