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Avaren-Fc, A Novel Immunotherapeutic, Recruits Nk Cells In B16f10 Melanoma Tumor Tissue, Sreevatsa Vemuri, Katarina Mayer, Nobuyuki Matoba 2024 University of Louisville

Avaren-Fc, A Novel Immunotherapeutic, Recruits Nk Cells In B16f10 Melanoma Tumor Tissue, Sreevatsa Vemuri, Katarina Mayer, Nobuyuki Matoba

Posters-at-the-Capitol

Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer in the US, with limited effective immunotherapeutic options available for patients. Avaren-Fc (AvFc) is a novel experimental immunotherapeutic agent with a unique “lectibody” property. It is capable of targeting cancer cells through the selective recognition of high mannose glycans, which are aberrantly overrepresented on the surface of malignant cells. AvFc can interact with circulating effector immune cells equipped with Fc receptors, such as natural killer (NK) cells to induce antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) and kill cancer cells. Previous work has shown that AvFc effectively induces ADCC activity against B16F10 cancer cells in vitro …


A Rare Case Of Iga Vasculitis In An Adult Patient With Mssa Bacteremia And Prostate Abscess, Maria E Mesalles, Erinolaoluwa F Araoye, Anees Siddiqi, Adrien Janvier 2024 Department of Medicine, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

A Rare Case Of Iga Vasculitis In An Adult Patient With Mssa Bacteremia And Prostate Abscess, Maria E Mesalles, Erinolaoluwa F Araoye, Anees Siddiqi, Adrien Janvier

Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives

IgA vasculitis, previously known as Henoch Schönlein Purpura (HSP), is a disease more common in children and occurs when IgA1 immune complexes attach to the walls of small blood vessels causing inflammation. This case report is of an adult male who presented with a purpuric rash affecting both legs, microhematuria, and knee pain. Blood cultures were positive for Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA). Computed tomography of the pelvis revealed a prostate abscess. Skin biopsy demonstrated IgA and C3 in the dermal vessels. To our knowledge, this is the first report of IgA vasculitis associated with MSSA bacteremia due to a prostate …


Stevens-Johnson Syndrome From Combined Allopurinol And Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors: A Narrative Review, Isabella M. Fabian, Kirsten Maddox, Cameron Robicheaux, Rahib K. Islam, Ahmed Anwar, Bradley Dorius, Christopher L. Robinson, Adam M. Kaye, Giustino Varrassi, Shahab Ahmadzadeh, Sahar Shekoohi, Alan D. Kaye 2024 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome From Combined Allopurinol And Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors: A Narrative Review, Isabella M. Fabian, Kirsten Maddox, Cameron Robicheaux, Rahib K. Islam, Ahmed Anwar, Bradley Dorius, Christopher L. Robinson, Adam M. Kaye, Giustino Varrassi, Shahab Ahmadzadeh, Sahar Shekoohi, Alan D. Kaye

School of Medicine Faculty Publications

Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a severe and potentially debilitating skin reaction frequently related to medication use. Allopurinol and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are commonly prescribed medications for prevalent health conditions worldwide, and their interaction associated with SJS warrants further investigation. A comprehensive literature search was performed to investigate cases as studies related to SJS occurring in patients with concomitant use of allopurinol and ACE inhibitors. We identified case reports and studies detailing hypersensitivity reactions, including SJS, attributed to a combination of allopurinol and ACE inhibitors. Despite the drug-drug interactions or lack thereof seen in patient populations, there is no definitive …


A Case Of Underlying Inflammation Mistaken For Ascites, Zuhaib Murtaza, Mattia Walter, Joseph Sammarco, Micheline Tantchou, Oscar Garcia 2024 HCA Healthcare

A Case Of Underlying Inflammation Mistaken For Ascites, Zuhaib Murtaza, Mattia Walter, Joseph Sammarco, Micheline Tantchou, Oscar Garcia

Central & West Texas Research Day 2024

No abstract provided.


Persistent Poverty And Incidence-Based Melanoma Mortality, Tiffaney Tran, Karla Madrigal, Lillian Morris, Kehe Zhang, Emelie Nelson, Marcita Galindez, Zhigang Duan, Adewole S. Adamson, Hui Zhao, Hung Q. Doan, Madison M. Taylor, Cici Bauer, Kelly C. Nelson 2024 HCA Healthcare

Persistent Poverty And Incidence-Based Melanoma Mortality, Tiffaney Tran, Karla Madrigal, Lillian Morris, Kehe Zhang, Emelie Nelson, Marcita Galindez, Zhigang Duan, Adewole S. Adamson, Hui Zhao, Hung Q. Doan, Madison M. Taylor, Cici Bauer, Kelly C. Nelson

Gulf Coast Division Research Symposium 2024

No abstract provided.


Maggot Debridement Therapy Vs. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy And Their Effectiveness On Tissue Healing On Older Adults, Angelica L. Funes 2024 Saint John Fisher University

Maggot Debridement Therapy Vs. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy And Their Effectiveness On Tissue Healing On Older Adults, Angelica L. Funes

Soaring: A Journal of Undergraduate Research

Chronic ulcers, particularly prevalent in older adults, significantly impact patients' quality of life, leading to prolonged hospital stays and increased healthcare costs. This study explores the efficacy of two common therapies, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) and Maggot Debridement Therapy (MDT), in promoting tissue healing for chronic ulcers in adults aged 60 and older. A methodical search was conducted using databases such as CINAHL, PubMed, EBSCO, and ProQuest, employing specific search strategies and inclusion/exclusion criteria. Four high-quality Level 1 randomized controlled trials were selected for analysis, comparing NPWT and MDT in various settings. The results indicate that MDT exhibits superior …


Examining The Efficacy Of Treatments For Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Michael Podcasy 2024 Arcadia University

Examining The Efficacy Of Treatments For Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Michael Podcasy

Capstone Showcase

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a disease that affects the sensory, motor, sudomotor, vasomotor and trophic systems of patients. The pathophysiology is currently unknown and the diagnostic criteria that is used, the Budapest criteria, has its own shortcomings. This had led to hurdles in the research of the disease and well as a lack of high-quality studies on the efficacy of the many treatments currently being used to treat CRPS today. This poster explores those concepts.


Unveiling The Complexities: A Case Report On Anti-Mda5 Amyopathic Dermatomyositis And Its Clinical Implications And Therapeutic Challenges, Ines Ramirez-Cibes, Dylan Little, Anna Buck, Lisa Gieseke 2024 HCA Healthcare

Unveiling The Complexities: A Case Report On Anti-Mda5 Amyopathic Dermatomyositis And Its Clinical Implications And Therapeutic Challenges, Ines Ramirez-Cibes, Dylan Little, Anna Buck, Lisa Gieseke

Continental, MidAmerica, & Mountain Divisions Research Day 2024

No abstract provided.


Evaluating The Effect Of Vitamin D Supplementation On Long Term Prednisone Dosage In Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Ellen Yos, Mohamed Faris 2024 HCA Healthcare

Evaluating The Effect Of Vitamin D Supplementation On Long Term Prednisone Dosage In Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Ellen Yos, Mohamed Faris

South Atlantic Division Research Day 2024

No abstract provided.


Proving Pyoderma, Diagnosis And Treatment Of Suspected Pyoderma Gangrenosum, Samuel Milam, Sean Gibbs 2024 HCA Healthcare

Proving Pyoderma, Diagnosis And Treatment Of Suspected Pyoderma Gangrenosum, Samuel Milam, Sean Gibbs

South Atlantic Division Research Day 2024

No abstract provided.


Investigating The Link Between Vitamin D Levels And Glucocorticoid Usage In Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Ellen Yos, Jayden Navarro, Mohamed Faris 2024 HCA Healthcare

Investigating The Link Between Vitamin D Levels And Glucocorticoid Usage In Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Ellen Yos, Jayden Navarro, Mohamed Faris

South Atlantic Division Research Day 2024

No abstract provided.


Alopecia Areata With Rapid Regrowth Following Oral Baricitinib Therapy, Seth Flynn, Molly Boyko, Mary Holly Glover 2024 HCA Healthcare

Alopecia Areata With Rapid Regrowth Following Oral Baricitinib Therapy, Seth Flynn, Molly Boyko, Mary Holly Glover

South Atlantic Division Research Day 2024

No abstract provided.


Efficacious Antibiotic Treatment For Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth And Refractory Gastroparesis Secondary To Scleroderma, Andrea Francis, Ellen Pepperell, Brandon Chong, Micheline Tantchou 2024 HCA Healthcare

Efficacious Antibiotic Treatment For Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth And Refractory Gastroparesis Secondary To Scleroderma, Andrea Francis, Ellen Pepperell, Brandon Chong, Micheline Tantchou

Central & West Texas Research Day 2024

No abstract provided.


Cutaneous Leishmaniasis In The Setting Of Syphilis On The Us-Mx Border, Jourdan Harper, Enkhbileg Batbileg, Andrew Bush, Cesar Calianga, Hector Zepeda 2024 HCA Healthcare

Cutaneous Leishmaniasis In The Setting Of Syphilis On The Us-Mx Border, Jourdan Harper, Enkhbileg Batbileg, Andrew Bush, Cesar Calianga, Hector Zepeda

Central & West Texas Research Day 2024

No abstract provided.


Retrospective Review Of Adverse Events After Treatment Of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer With Image-Guided Superficial Radiation Therapy, Marshall Hall, Henry Lim, Jason Pham, Alyssa Forsyth, Wenqin Du 2024 HCA Healthcare

Retrospective Review Of Adverse Events After Treatment Of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer With Image-Guided Superficial Radiation Therapy, Marshall Hall, Henry Lim, Jason Pham, Alyssa Forsyth, Wenqin Du

North Texas Research Forum 2024

No abstract provided.


Crusted Scabies: A Case Report, Marshall Hall, Philip Oh, Michael Carletti, Stephen E. Weis 2024 HCA Healthcare

Crusted Scabies: A Case Report, Marshall Hall, Philip Oh, Michael Carletti, Stephen E. Weis

North Texas Research Forum 2024

Introduction: Scabies is a parasitic dermatologic condition that often presents as an extremely pruritic rash. A rare and highly contagious variant of scabies is crusted scabies, formerly known as Norwegian scabies. Crusted scabies presents with hyperkeratotic papules and plaques, most commonly on the palms and soles. Due to the variety of presentations seen in scabies, it can be difficult to diagnose. Case presentation: Case 1: An 89-year-old male with a history of dementia, anxiety, and benign prostatic hyperplasia presented with a 2-month history of a generalized pruritic rash. He lived in a memory care center. The physical exam showed an …


A Bullous Eruption In An 81-Year-Old Male, Garrett S. Furth, Christian J. Scheufele, Carlos S. Bahrami, Stephen E. Weis 2024 HCA Healthcare

A Bullous Eruption In An 81-Year-Old Male, Garrett S. Furth, Christian J. Scheufele, Carlos S. Bahrami, Stephen E. Weis

North Texas Research Forum 2024

INTRODUCTION: When a patient presents with a blistering rash arriving at the diagnosis can seem overwhelming. Bullous Pemphigoid (BP) is the most common autoimmune blistering disease and tends to affect older individuals, with a mean age of presentation of eighty. It is caused by antibodies targeting the basement membrane zone, the structure between epidermis and dermis, specifically affecting the BP180 (Type-XVII collagen) and BP230 (a plakin) proteins. Antibody-antigen complexes lead to complement activation and destruction of these transmembrane proteins, causing separation of the epidermis and dermis, and formation of tense, subepidermal blisters and bullae. Identification of key clinical features and …


Ulcerating Plaques Of The Lower Extremities Of A 23-Year-Old Female, Robyn O. Okereke, Christian J. Scheufele, Michael Carletti, Stephen E. Weis 2024 HCA Healthcare

Ulcerating Plaques Of The Lower Extremities Of A 23-Year-Old Female, Robyn O. Okereke, Christian J. Scheufele, Michael Carletti, Stephen E. Weis

North Texas Research Forum 2024

INTRODUCTION: What should come to mind when any physician sees dark red spots on the legs? If you answered vasculitis, then you are on the right track. Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) is defined as small vessel inflammation of the dermal capillaries and venules. The clinical hallmark finding of LCV is palpable purpura (raised, round, purple plaques) on the lower extremities. LCV is confirmed by histopathology showing neutrophilic infiltration in the walls of dermal vasculature. Though LCV is the most common cause of clinical vasculitis, the annual incidence of biopsy-proven LCV is approximately 30-45 per million individuals. LCV typically occurs in adults …


Presentations Of Cutaneous Disease In Various Skin Pigmentations: Tinea Corporis, Navya Peddireddy, Braden van Alfen, Christian Scheufele, Marshall Hall, Christopher M. Wong 2024 HCA Healthcare

Presentations Of Cutaneous Disease In Various Skin Pigmentations: Tinea Corporis, Navya Peddireddy, Braden Van Alfen, Christian Scheufele, Marshall Hall, Christopher M. Wong

North Texas Research Forum 2024

Introduction: Tinea corporis, a superficial fungal skin infection, typically manifests as pruritic annular erythematous scaly plaques with central clearing. This condition can involve every body region. Here we present tinea corporis across various skin pigmentations. The goal of this presentation is to highlight distinctions and similarities in light, medium, and dark skin tones, using the Fitzpatrick scale for stratification of skin types. We hope this can aid primary care clinicians in early recognition of this common condition. Case Presentation: We present a series of cases illustrating the diverse manifestations of tinea corporis across different Fitzpatrick skin types. In Figure 2, …


Improving Lesion Diameter Reporting On Skin Biopsy Requisition Forms: A Quality Improvement Project, Christopher Wong, Christian Scheufele, Marshall Hall, Henry Lim, Daniel A. Nguyen 2024 HCA Healthcare

Improving Lesion Diameter Reporting On Skin Biopsy Requisition Forms: A Quality Improvement Project, Christopher Wong, Christian Scheufele, Marshall Hall, Henry Lim, Daniel A. Nguyen

North Texas Research Forum 2024

Background: Skin biopsy requisition forms (SBRFs) are the primary communication tool between dermatologists and dermatopathologists. Diameters of biopsied skin lesions are frequently omitted on SBRFs. This quality improvement project aimed to increase the rate of reporting diameters of neoplasms on SBRFs from an academic dermatology outpatient clinic to greater than 65% within three years. Methods: The Plan-Do-Study-Act model was utilized. An initial audit was performed for SBRFs of biopsies obtained between July 1, 2021, and February 4, 2022 (“Cycle 1”). On February 4, 2022, the authors discussed societal guidelines for lesion diameter reporting on SBRFs (“Intervention A”). Cycle 2 prospectively …


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