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Acute Rehabilitation Of Spinal Epidural Abscess Following Triple Laminectomy: A Case Report, B. A. Dahlben, MS, D. Fleischmann, MD 2016 Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Acute Rehabilitation Of Spinal Epidural Abscess Following Triple Laminectomy: A Case Report, B. A. Dahlben, Ms, D. Fleischmann, Md

Rehabilitation Medicine Posters

Case Description:

  • A 36-year-old man presented with a large epidural collection, shown on MRI to extend from C1-S5 and resulting in spinal canal narrowing (Figures 1-3). The patient was admitted for acute inpatient rehabilitation after neurosurgical treatment and stabilization s/p C7-T1, T7-8, L4-5 laminectomies.
  • He presented with impaired mobility and activities of daily living, and reported moderate pain in the back and lower extremities, but without specific distribution, during PT/OT therapies.
  • Throughout his 7-day length of stay, the patient was closely monitored for methicillin-susceptible S. aureus bacteremia, and he received IV oxacillin and oral rifampin. Active medical problems ...


Rare Case Of Metastatic Pituitary Disease, Anitha Somasundaram, MD, Kevin D. Judy, MD, Kevin Furlong, DO 2016 Department of Endocrinology, Thomas Jefferson University

Rare Case Of Metastatic Pituitary Disease, Anitha Somasundaram, Md, Kevin D. Judy, Md, Kevin Furlong, Do

Department of Neurosurgery Posters

Background:

Metastatic involvement of the pituitary gland is extremely rare. We present a case of metastatic pituitary disease with panhypopituitarism and diabetes insipidus.


Detection Of Circulating Tumor Cells In Uveal Melanoma By The Photoacoustic Method, Ryan M. Weight, Shingo Sato, Masahiro Ohara, Mizue Terai, Michael Mastrangelo, Marlana Orloff, Benjamin Goldschmidt, John Viator, Takami Sato 2016 Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Detection Of Circulating Tumor Cells In Uveal Melanoma By The Photoacoustic Method, Ryan M. Weight, Shingo Sato, Masahiro Ohara, Mizue Terai, Michael Mastrangelo, Marlana Orloff, Benjamin Goldschmidt, John Viator, Takami Sato

Medical Oncology posters

Abstract

Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) have been shown to be a prognostic marker in breast cancer1. We hypothesize that circulating melanoma cell (CMC) detection could be utilized in the management of uveal melanoma, including early intervention. Prior methodologies for circulating uveal melanoma cell (CUMC) detection have been fraught with poor sensitivity, limiting their clinical utility2. Development of an improved method is necessary to establish the clinical utility of CUMC monitoring. Photoacoustics, also referred to as laser-induced ultrasound, is a novel platform for the detection and capture of CMCs. Photoacoustics uses short duration pulsed light to create ultrasonic acoustic ...


Cannabinoid Receptor Type-2 Modulates Nociceptive Signaling Molecules In A Model Of Post-Concussion Headache, Jarred M. Stratton, Lan Cheng, Ashley L. Tyburski, Jessica Perino, Melanie B Elliott 2016 Department of Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University

Cannabinoid Receptor Type-2 Modulates Nociceptive Signaling Molecules In A Model Of Post-Concussion Headache, Jarred M. Stratton, Lan Cheng, Ashley L. Tyburski, Jessica Perino, Melanie B Elliott

Department of Neurosurgery Posters

Abstract

The goal of this study was to investigate the role of the cannabinoid receptor type-2 (CB2R) in the trigeminal pain pathway in a model of post-concussion headache. Sprague Dawley rats were randomized to receive either a repeated mild closed head injury (CHI) or served as incision controls. Changes in CGRP, nNOS, and IBA-1 were assessed in the trigeminal nucleus caudalis (TNC) and trigeminal ganglia via IHC. A subset of CHI rats received either a cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2R) anti-inflammatory agonist (JWH133), an NSAID (Ketorolac), or vehicle and underwent von Frey testing for trigeminal allodynia ...


Association Between Knowledge And Performance In Clerkships And Usmle Step 2 Ck Scores: Implications For Counseling And Academic Decision-Making, Abigail Kay, MD, Kristin DeSimone, MD, Jon Veloski, MS, Steven Herrine, MD 2016 Thomas Jefferson University

Association Between Knowledge And Performance In Clerkships And Usmle Step 2 Ck Scores: Implications For Counseling And Academic Decision-Making, Abigail Kay, Md, Kristin Desimone, Md, Jon Veloski, Ms, Steven Herrine, Md

Department of Family and Community Medicine Posters

Background

Step 2 CK scores are of increasing importance in medical student career planning. In the National Resident Matching Program 2014 Program Director Survey, Step 1 scores were the highest-rated among 33 factors used in screening applicants to be interviewed (94% cited it with a mean rating of 4.1 on a 5 point Likert scale); Step 2 scores were rated fourth in importance (80% cited it, mean rating of 4.1). When citing factors for ranking a given applicant, Step 1 scores ranked 5th (80% cited, with mean rating of 4.1) and Step 2 CK scores ranked ...


The Pennsylvania Emergency Department Geriatric Readiness Project, Adam Perry, MD, Alyssa Sipes, BS 2016 Division of Geriatric Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

The Pennsylvania Emergency Department Geriatric Readiness Project, Adam Perry, Md, Alyssa Sipes, Bs

Jefferson College of Population Health Posters

BE THE ED DOC – Illustrating Geriatric Readiness

An independent, right handed 81 year old who lives alone trips and falls while walking with her walker. A thorough evaluation at her local ED reveals only a nonoperative right proximal humeral fracture. Her pain is well controlled with immobilization and oral analgesics.

What is her disposition?

  • Discharge home with shoulder immobilizer and instructions to call orthopedics in the morning.
  • Admit to Telemetry Bed for “Syncope” with orthopedics and cardiology consultations, with subsequent SubAcute Rehabilitation stay.
  • Admit to Observation Status for “Ambulatory Dysfunction”.
  • Discharge home with her daughter, who lives locally, with home ...


Thyroid Cancer Metabolism: A Review, Kurren Gill, BA, Patrick Tassone, MD,, James Hamilton, MD, Nikolaus Hjelm, MD, Adam J. Luginbuhl, MD, David Cognetti, MD, Madalina Tuluc, MD, Ubaldo E. Martinez-Outshoorn, MD, Jennifer Johnson, MD, Joseph Curry, MD 2016 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Thyroid Cancer Metabolism: A Review, Kurren Gill, Ba, Patrick Tassone, Md,, James Hamilton, Md, Nikolaus Hjelm, Md, Adam J. Luginbuhl, Md, David Cognetti, Md, Madalina Tuluc, Md, Ubaldo E. Martinez-Outshoorn, Md, Jennifer Johnson, Md, Joseph Curry, Md

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Posters

Abstract

Metabolic dysregulation within the tumor microenvironment (TME) is critical to the process of tumorigenesis in various cancer types. Thyrocyte metabolism in papillary and anaplastic thyroid cancer, however, remains poorly characterized, and studies analyzing the role of multicompartment metabolism in thyrocyte oncogenesis are sparse. We present a review of the current knowledge on cellular metabolism in non-cancerous and cancerous thyroid tissues, focusing on the monocarboxylate transporters MCT1 and MCT4, and on a transporter of the outer mitochondrial membrane TOMM20. Understanding the metabolic phenotype of tumor cells and associated stromal cells in thyroid cancer can have profound implications on the use ...


Preventing And Treating Type 2 Diabetes Through A Physically Active Lifestyle, Raymond W. Leung, Jim Kamla, Man-Cheong Lee, Jennifer Y. Mak 2016 Marshall University

Preventing And Treating Type 2 Diabetes Through A Physically Active Lifestyle, Raymond W. Leung, Jim Kamla, Man-Cheong Lee, Jennifer Y. Mak

Jennifer Y Mak

By the late 1960s, the increasing number of type 2 diabetic cases in children and adolescents rapidly presented a signifi cant public health issue recognized by the American Diabetes Association (2000). Since then, the prevalence of pediatric type 2 diabetes appears to be on the rise not only in the United States but all around the world (Gungor et al., 2005). In the United States, an increase from fewer than four percent to more than 50 percent of new cases of type 2 diabetes in the pediatric population was reported between the years of 1982 and 1998 (American Diabetes Association ...


Model Assessment And Development Of Risk Stratification Of Surgical Site Infection Following Cesarean Delivery For A High-Risk, Urban Population, Dakisha N. Lewis, Nicole P. Salvo, Kiley A. Bernhard, Danielle M. Greer 2016 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aurora Sinai Medical Center

Model Assessment And Development Of Risk Stratification Of Surgical Site Infection Following Cesarean Delivery For A High-Risk, Urban Population, Dakisha N. Lewis, Nicole P. Salvo, Kiley A. Bernhard, Danielle M. Greer

Nicole Salvo, MD

Background: Surgical site infection (SSI) remains a major cause of morbidity despite efforts aimed at prevention and treatment. Risk stratification tools identify patients at greatest risk of SSI. Two models of stratification are: 1) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network SSI Risk Index (NHSN), which assigns risk based on surgery duration, surgical wound contamination and physical status; and 2) the New Risk Stratification Schema (NRSS). The NRSS aimed to improve upon NHSN by incorporating five variables: diabetes control, body mass index (BMI), chorioamnionitis, methods of placental extraction and skin closure.

Purpose: Our objectives were ...


Triple Aim For Clinical Teachers (Tact): Faculty Physician Perceptions On Their Ability To Balance Clinical Quality, Trainee Learning, And Teaching Efficiency, Minuja Muralidharan, Anne Getzin, Kjersti E. Knox, Bonnie L. Bobot, Marie M. Forgie, Nicole P. Salvo, Deborah Simpson 2016 Department of Internal Medicine, Aurora UW Medical Group

Triple Aim For Clinical Teachers (Tact): Faculty Physician Perceptions On Their Ability To Balance Clinical Quality, Trainee Learning, And Teaching Efficiency, Minuja Muralidharan, Anne Getzin, Kjersti E. Knox, Bonnie L. Bobot, Marie M. Forgie, Nicole P. Salvo, Deborah Simpson

Nicole Salvo, MD

Background: A common challenge facing teaching physicians is balancing high-quality student and resident teaching with efficient, high-quality care and patient service. Publicly accessible clinic performance reports increasingly affect where patients seek care and demand that teaching clinics rise to consumer expectations while training future physicians to function in the modern health care workplace. Limited information is available to guide physicians to achieve the triple aim for clinical teachers (TACT): clinical quality/patient experience, trainee learning, and teaching efficiency.

Purpose: To understand clinical teachers’ TACT-related experiences, perceptions and preferences for how to learn TACT-associated skill sets to improve their competence as ...


Triple Aim For Clinical Teachers (Tact): Faculty Physician Perceptions On Their Ability To Balance Clinical Quality, Trainee Learning, And Teaching Efficiency, Minuja Muralidharan, Anne Getzin, Kjersti E. Knox, Bonnie L. Bobot, Marie M. Forgie, Nicole P. Salvo, Deborah Simpson 2016 Department of Internal Medicine, Aurora UW Medical Group

Triple Aim For Clinical Teachers (Tact): Faculty Physician Perceptions On Their Ability To Balance Clinical Quality, Trainee Learning, And Teaching Efficiency, Minuja Muralidharan, Anne Getzin, Kjersti E. Knox, Bonnie L. Bobot, Marie M. Forgie, Nicole P. Salvo, Deborah Simpson

Nicole Salvo, MD

Background: A common challenge facing teaching physicians is balancing high-quality student and resident teaching with efficient, high-quality care and patient service. Publicly accessible clinic performance reports increasingly affect where patients seek care and demand that teaching clinics rise to consumer expectations while training future physicians to function in the modern health care workplace. Limited information is available to guide physicians to achieve the triple aim for clinical teachers (TACT): clinical quality/patient experience, trainee learning, and teaching efficiency.

Purpose: To understand clinical teachers’ TACT-related experiences, perceptions and preferences for how to learn TACT-associated skill sets to improve their competence as ...


Model Assessment And Development Of Risk Stratification Of Surgical Site Infection Following Cesarean Delivery For A High-Risk, Urban Population, Dakisha N. Lewis, Nicole P. Salvo, Kiley A. Bernhard, Danielle M. Greer 2016 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aurora Sinai Medical Center

Model Assessment And Development Of Risk Stratification Of Surgical Site Infection Following Cesarean Delivery For A High-Risk, Urban Population, Dakisha N. Lewis, Nicole P. Salvo, Kiley A. Bernhard, Danielle M. Greer

Nicole Salvo, MD

Background: Surgical site infection (SSI) remains a major cause of morbidity despite efforts aimed at prevention and treatment. Risk stratification tools identify patients at greatest risk of SSI. Two models of stratification are: 1) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network SSI Risk Index (NHSN), which assigns risk based on surgery duration, surgical wound contamination and physical status; and 2) the New Risk Stratification Schema (NRSS). The NRSS aimed to improve upon NHSN by incorporating five variables: diabetes control, body mass index (BMI), chorioamnionitis, methods of placental extraction and skin closure.

Purpose: Our objectives were ...


Role Of Target Specific Oral Anticoagulation After Operative Management Of Venous Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Jeontaik Kwon, MD, Paul J. DiMuzio, MD, Babak Abai, MD, Dawn Salvatore, MD, Taki Galanis, MD, Geno J. Merli, MD, Luis H. Eraso, MD 2016 Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Role Of Target Specific Oral Anticoagulation After Operative Management Of Venous Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Jeontaik Kwon, Md, Paul J. Dimuzio, Md, Babak Abai, Md, Dawn Salvatore, Md, Taki Galanis, Md, Geno J. Merli, Md, Luis H. Eraso, Md

Department of Surgery Posters

Background:

The purpose of this study is to review the efficacy of Target Specific Oral Anticoagulants (TSOAC) versus vitamin K antagonist (VKA) for post-surgical anticoagulation in patient with primary subclavian vein thrombosis. Rivaroxaban, a factor Xa inhibitor, was the first TSOAC approved by the FDA in 2012 for the treatment and prevention of deep vein thrombosis. However, the efficacy and safety of TSOAC for prevention of recurrent deep vein thrombosis after revascularization of upper extremity compression syndromes is largely unknown.


Effects Of Diabetes Mellitus And Chronic Kidney Disease On Major Outcomes In Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery, Mark W. Berguson, Jordan E. Goldhammer, Hong Liu, Rohinton Morris, Jianzhong Sun 2016 Department of Anesthesiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Effects Of Diabetes Mellitus And Chronic Kidney Disease On Major Outcomes In Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery, Mark W. Berguson, Jordan E. Goldhammer, Hong Liu, Rohinton Morris, Jianzhong Sun

Department of Anesthesiology Posters

Introduction:

• Diabetes mellitus (DM) is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD typically manifests in late stages of DM.

• DM and CKD are prevalent in patients with cardiovascular disease.

• The impact of concurrent DM and CKD on major adverse cardiocerebral events (MACE) in patients undergoing cardiac surgery remains unclear.1,2

Objective:

To determine the effect of DM and CKD on major outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.


Effects Of Preoperative Aspirin On Major Outcomes In Graded High-Risk Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery, Qian Ding, Eric Yuen, Mark Berguson, Hong Liu, Linong Yao, Jordan E. Goldhammer, Jianzhong Sun 2016 Department of Anesthesiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Effects Of Preoperative Aspirin On Major Outcomes In Graded High-Risk Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery, Qian Ding, Eric Yuen, Mark Berguson, Hong Liu, Linong Yao, Jordan E. Goldhammer, Jianzhong Sun

Department of Anesthesiology Posters

Introduction:

  • Among patients with cardiovascular disease, nearly 70% take preventive aspirin.1
  • The benefits of aspirin are greater as a patient’s risk of cardiovascular events increases; patients with a lower risk of cardiovascular events derive less of a benefit from aspirin.2
  • The effect of aspirin in surgical patients has not yet been investigated, in particular if there is an optimal effect based on operative risk when undergoing cardiac surgery.

Objective:

To determine the effects of preoperative aspirin on major outcomes after cardiac surgery in patients with low, medium, and high predicted operative mortality as determined by the EuroSCORE ...


Preoperative Aspirin And Major Perioperative Outcomes In Patients With Hypertension Undergoing Cardiac Surgery, Qian Ding, Eric Yuen, Mark Berguson, Hong Liu, Linong Yao, Rohinton Morris, Jianzhong Sun 2016 Department of Anesthesiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Preoperative Aspirin And Major Perioperative Outcomes In Patients With Hypertension Undergoing Cardiac Surgery, Qian Ding, Eric Yuen, Mark Berguson, Hong Liu, Linong Yao, Rohinton Morris, Jianzhong Sun

Department of Anesthesiology Posters

Introduction:

  • Hypertension is prevalent in patients undergoing cardiac surgery and associated with a higher incidence of cardiovascular complications.
  • Aspirin has been shown to prevent cardiovascular events in patients with a high risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Very few studies have investigated aspirin and hypertension, particularly its effects on major outcomes in hypertensive patients undergoing cardiac surgery.1,2

Objective

To determine the effects of preoperative aspirin on postoperative outcomes for patients with hypertension undergoing cardiac surgery.

To examine the impact of chronic kidney disease and heart failure superimposed with hypertension on outcomes after cardiac surgery.


Dual Kidney Allocation Score: A Novel Algorithm Utilizing Expanded Donor Criteria For The Allocation Of Dual Kidneys In Adults, Jill N. D'Souza, MD, Katherine McKee-Cole, MD, Abigail Strang, MD, Patrick Barth, MD, Aaron Chidekel, MD, Udayan Shah, MD 2016 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Dual Kidney Allocation Score: A Novel Algorithm Utilizing Expanded Donor Criteria For The Allocation Of Dual Kidneys In Adults, Jill N. D'Souza, Md, Katherine Mckee-Cole, Md, Abigail Strang, Md, Patrick Barth, Md, Aaron Chidekel, Md, Udayan Shah, Md

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Posters

Abstract:

Objective The recognition of wound-related complications following pediatric tracheotomy is on the rise. These complications can have a significant impact on clinical course as well as on hospital healthcare costs to the tracheotomy dependent child and family

Methods A tracheotomy database was created in 2000 and reviewed for incidence of major and minor complications.

Setting Tertiary Care Pediatric Referral Center

Results We identified a post-tracheotomy complication rate of 19.9%, of which the most common complication was wound breakdown (65% of complications).

Conclusion Rate of post-tracheotomy wound-care complications is 12.9%. Wound description is subjective and prone to inter-observer ...


Using Mathematical Modeling To Unmask The Concealed Nature Of Long Qt-3 Syndrome, Steven Poelzing, Amara Greer-Short, Seth H. Weinberg 2016 Virginia Tech

Using Mathematical Modeling To Unmask The Concealed Nature Of Long Qt-3 Syndrome, Steven Poelzing, Amara Greer-Short, Seth H. Weinberg

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Low Energy Defibrillation By Synchronization; 90 % Less Energy Compared To One Shock., Flavio H. Fenton, Yanyan Ji, Ilija Uzelac, Niels Otani, Elizabeth M. Cherry 2016 Georgia Institute of Technology

Low Energy Defibrillation By Synchronization; 90 % Less Energy Compared To One Shock., Flavio H. Fenton, Yanyan Ji, Ilija Uzelac, Niels Otani, Elizabeth M. Cherry

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Mathematical Analysis And Simulations Involving Chemotherapy And Surgery On Large Human Tumours Under A Suitable Cell-Kill Functional Response, Diego S. Rodrigues 2016 UNESP - Univ Estadual Paulista

Mathematical Analysis And Simulations Involving Chemotherapy And Surgery On Large Human Tumours Under A Suitable Cell-Kill Functional Response, Diego S. Rodrigues

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


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