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Implementation Of Lymphedema Education Toolkit For Nurse Coordinators, Heather Gee 2024 The University of San Francisco

Implementation Of Lymphedema Education Toolkit For Nurse Coordinators, Heather Gee

Master's Projects and Capstones

Problem: Lymphedema is a chronic condition that develops secondary to cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, and surgical removal of affected lymph nodes. This swelling in patient’s limbs can cause discomfort and limit mobility, however lymphedema is often not detected until later stages, delaying treatment and patient education.

Context: This quality improvement project was conducted at Hospital S Women’s Cancer Center, an outpatient center specializing in advanced treatments for breast and gynecological cancers. This center has a multidisciplinary team focusing on both the medical and surgical aspects of oncology treatment.

Interventions: An evidence-based lymphedema education toolkit was created for nurse …


Increasing Palliative Care Team Involvement In Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients, Meagan Vacek, Lisa Tarbell, Melissa List, Erin Hall, Jennifer Linebarger, Kelstan Ellis, Gina Jones, Joel Thompson 2024 Children's Mercy Kansas City

Increasing Palliative Care Team Involvement In Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients, Meagan Vacek, Lisa Tarbell, Melissa List, Erin Hall, Jennifer Linebarger, Kelstan Ellis, Gina Jones, Joel Thompson

Research Days

Early implementation of palliative care in pediatric oncology is well established but its role in pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients is yet to be fully determined. Multiple organizations encourage palliative care involvement in HSCT patients. Our aim was to increase palliative care team consults for patients receiving HSCT for our targeted diagnosis. Though we did not achieve this aim, we were able to increase the palliative care team's involvement in the total cohort of patients undergoing HSCT.


A Genomics Driven Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Model Of Infant Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - Early Results, Meagan Vacek, Jacqelyn Nemechek, Irina Pushel, Bradley Thornton, Molly Leyda, Priyanka Prem Kumar, Midhat Farooqi, Jay L. Vivian, Erin M. Guest, John M. Perry 2024 Children's Mercy Kansas City

A Genomics Driven Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Model Of Infant Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - Early Results, Meagan Vacek, Jacqelyn Nemechek, Irina Pushel, Bradley Thornton, Molly Leyda, Priyanka Prem Kumar, Midhat Farooqi, Jay L. Vivian, Erin M. Guest, John M. Perry

Research Days

While the cure rates for pediatric ALL have improved over the decades, infants with ALL (iALL) have not benefitted from these advances and continue to have a devastating prognosis. Unfortunately progress in treatment has also been slowed by inadequate research models. With this project, we address this unmet need by investigating a novel model to understand the cellular and molecular changes that occur during iALL onset and progression.


Ebv Infection Rates In An Urban Pediatric Population With Oncologic Diagnoses, Daniel Barr, Maxim Yankelevich, Gregory Halligan, Eugenia Kim, Jason White 2024 St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Ebv Infection Rates In An Urban Pediatric Population With Oncologic Diagnoses, Daniel Barr, Maxim Yankelevich, Gregory Halligan, Eugenia Kim, Jason White

St. Chris Research Day

No abstract provided.


Chilling Complications: A Case Of Covid-Associated Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (Aiha), Julian Coz, Kishan Patel 2024 Jefferson Health NJ

Chilling Complications: A Case Of Covid-Associated Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (Aiha), Julian Coz, Kishan Patel

Rowan-Virtua Research Day

Cold Agglutinin disease (CAD) also known as Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA) is a form of autoimmune hemolytic anemia wherein cold agglutinins (IgM autoantibodies against red blood cell (RBC) antigens) bind during cold temperatures causing clinical symptoms related to RBC agglutination resulting to hemolytic anemia. Clinicians should recognize that Cold Agglutinin disease can be secondary to an underlying pathology such as COVID-19. Here we describe an unusual case of Cold Agglutinin Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia which was diagnosed in the Emergency Department with the presence of COVID-19 and with a hospital course complicated by acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and bilateral …


A Rare Presentation: Intracranial Hemorrhage As A Symptom Of Acute Leukemic Transformation In A 23-Year Old Male, Kelsey M. Murray, Kishan Patel 2024 Jefferson Health NJ

A Rare Presentation: Intracranial Hemorrhage As A Symptom Of Acute Leukemic Transformation In A 23-Year Old Male, Kelsey M. Murray, Kishan Patel

Rowan-Virtua Research Day

This case highlights the urgency of considering acute leukemic transformation in young patients presenting with neurological deficits, emphasizing the importance of prompt evaluation and management to optimize patient outcomes. The case depicted is a tragic complication of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) and its acute blast crisis. Remarkably, the patient exhibited none of the typical constitutional symptoms associated with CML.


Morel Lavallee Lesion: A Shear Fascia-Nating Soft Tissue Injury, Isaac F. Su, James A. Espinosa, Alan A. Lucerna 2024 Jefferson Health NJ

Morel Lavallee Lesion: A Shear Fascia-Nating Soft Tissue Injury, Isaac F. Su, James A. Espinosa, Alan A. Lucerna

Rowan-Virtua Research Day

Morel-Lavallée lesions (MLLs), first described by their namesake, French physician Victor-Auguste-François Morel-Lavallée, in 1863, represent a distinct category of soft-tissue degloving injuries. These injuries occur when a shearing force disrupts the connection between subcutaneous tissue and fascia, severing lymphatic vessels and capillaries, and leading to an encapsulated collection of lymph, blood, and necrotic fat. Because this space is deep and enclosed, the fluid accumulation cannot easily drain or resolve spontaneously and often an inflammatory capsule develops, further inhibiting resorption. Undiagnosed, patients go on to develop chronic pain, infection, skin necrosis, progressive neurovascular deficits, and, in severe cases, potential loss of …


Efficacy Of Mcl-1 Inhibitors In Multiple Myeloma Cells Resistant To Bortezomib, Emily Nelson, Omar S. Al-Odat, Sabrina M. Paparo, Daniel A. Guirguis, Gabriella Yao, Manoj Pandey, Subash Jonnalagadda, Tulin Budak-Alpdogan 2024 Rowan University

Efficacy Of Mcl-1 Inhibitors In Multiple Myeloma Cells Resistant To Bortezomib, Emily Nelson, Omar S. Al-Odat, Sabrina M. Paparo, Daniel A. Guirguis, Gabriella Yao, Manoj Pandey, Subash Jonnalagadda, Tulin Budak-Alpdogan

Rowan-Virtua Research Day

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a type of cancer that affects plasma B cells. Patients with MM often experience frequent relapses and can develop resistance to drugs. As a medical researcher, it is important to understand the role of Mcl-1 in preventing intrinsic apoptosis and drug resistance. Mcl-1 belongs to the anti-apoptotic subgroup of Bcl-2 family proteins and plays a crucial role in these processes. Mcl-1 plays a crucial role in driving disease progression and contributing to drug resistance in MM. It has been observed that there is an increased expression of Mcl-1 in 52% of patients with MM during diagnosis, …


Case Report: A Case Of Ttp In The Ed, Brian F. Lim, Andrew Caravello, James A. Espinosa, Alan Lucerna 2024 Jefferson Health NJ

Case Report: A Case Of Ttp In The Ed, Brian F. Lim, Andrew Caravello, James A. Espinosa, Alan Lucerna

Rowan-Virtua Research Day

We report a case of a 54-year-old female who presented with mild shortness of breath, lower chest discomfort, fatigue, and weakness ongoing for several days and was diagnosed with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). TTP is characterized by microangiopathic hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia due to either an inherited or immune-mediated reduction in von Willebrand Factor (VWF) cleaving protease ADAMTS13.

Patients presenting with non-specific symptoms is becoming increasingly common and initial bias could be to attribute symptoms to viral syndrome or upper respiratory tract infection. However, the differential for non-specific complaints is extensive and thorough review of labs and re-evaluations of patients …


Brief Review: Regional Anesthesia For Vaso-Occlusive Pain Crises, Oluwatomi Alade 2024 Jefferson Health NJ

Brief Review: Regional Anesthesia For Vaso-Occlusive Pain Crises, Oluwatomi Alade

Rowan-Virtua Research Day

Vaso-occlusive pain crisis occurs with obstruction of blood vessels from sickled red blood cells. This results in ischemic injury causing in pain. Acute vasoocclusive pain crisis is one of the most common reasons for patients with sickle cell disease to present to the hospital for medical attention. Acute treatment involves IV opioid therapy, non-opioid therapy, and IV hydration. There is a known lack of trust between a patient in acute pain and a provider in the emergency department (ED) and hospital secondary to stereotypes regarding pain seeking behavior. Here we discuss a case of vasoocclusive pain crisis refractory to opioid …


Cost-Effectiveness And Outcomes Of Utilizing Tisagenlecleucel Therapy (Car T-Cell) In Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia In Comparison To Standard Of Care (Soc) Therapies: A Scoping Review, Andrew Atschinow, Evangeline Attota, Warren Chan, Pooja Kasarapu, Priyal Shah, Karina Vizzoni 2024 Rowan University

Cost-Effectiveness And Outcomes Of Utilizing Tisagenlecleucel Therapy (Car T-Cell) In Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia In Comparison To Standard Of Care (Soc) Therapies: A Scoping Review, Andrew Atschinow, Evangeline Attota, Warren Chan, Pooja Kasarapu, Priyal Shah, Karina Vizzoni

Rowan-Virtua Research Day

Aims

This review aims to assess the correlations between outcomes and cost of treatment methods for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients, specifically comparing CAR T-cell therapy and Standard-of-Care (SoC) therapy. The socioeconomic background of patients will also be taken into consideration to see if there are differences in their outcomes.

Methods

Peer-reviewed publications were collected from PubMed and Web of Science. The keyword strings used were “acute lymphoblastic leukemia,” “pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia,” “pediatric,” “CAR T-cell therapy,” and “cost-effectiveness.” 27 citations were obtained. Titles were screened by 6 authors. Articles met the inclusion criteria including potential Quality-Adjusted Life Year (QALY) …


Investigating The Therapeutic Potential Of Soursop In Treating Hematologic Malignancies, Sabrina Marie Paparo, Rebeca Mendoza, Robert Chitren, Omar Al-Odat, Emily Nelson, Subash Jonnalagadda, Roger Strair, Manoj Pandey 2024 Rowan University

Investigating The Therapeutic Potential Of Soursop In Treating Hematologic Malignancies, Sabrina Marie Paparo, Rebeca Mendoza, Robert Chitren, Omar Al-Odat, Emily Nelson, Subash Jonnalagadda, Roger Strair, Manoj Pandey

Rowan-Virtua Research Day

Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and Multiple Myeloma (MM) are hematologic malignancies that originate in the bone marrow and account for approximately 1.3% and 2% of cancer cases, respectively. AML is characterized by an accumulation of myeloblasts, or immature myeloid cells, that have the potential to spread to the peripheral blood. There is an uncontrolled proliferation of plasma cells in the bone marrow in MM. While the current treatment options for both AML and MM show promise in achieving initial remission, it is unfortunately common for patients to experience relapse and develop drug resistance. There is a theory that relapse and …


Sickle-Cell Trait As A Risk Factor For Unprovoked Venous Thromboembolism: A Case Report, James Cross, Brendan Mackey, Umme Yasmin 2024 Drexel University

Sickle-Cell Trait As A Risk Factor For Unprovoked Venous Thromboembolism: A Case Report, James Cross, Brendan Mackey, Umme Yasmin

Tower Health Research Day

No abstract provided.


Lymphoma Revealed: Exploring Stroke-Like Patterns, Mohammad Abu Tineh, Tan Tran, Mahmood Danishwar, Raesham Bukhari, Andrew Rettew 2024 Reading Hospital-Tower Health

Lymphoma Revealed: Exploring Stroke-Like Patterns, Mohammad Abu Tineh, Tan Tran, Mahmood Danishwar, Raesham Bukhari, Andrew Rettew

Tower Health Research Day

No abstract provided.


The Silent Culprit: Factor V Leiden’S Covert Role In Recurrent Miscarriages And First-Time Thromboembolism, Tanner Aldous, Sarah Almarzooqi, Mingran Yu, Jeremy Ellis 2024 Drexel University

The Silent Culprit: Factor V Leiden’S Covert Role In Recurrent Miscarriages And First-Time Thromboembolism, Tanner Aldous, Sarah Almarzooqi, Mingran Yu, Jeremy Ellis

Tower Health Research Day

No abstract provided.


When Potassium Cries Wolf: Pseudohyperkalemia In A Hospitalized Patient With Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Leyla Wade, Matthew Kent, Karen Avgush 2024 Drexel University College of Medicine

When Potassium Cries Wolf: Pseudohyperkalemia In A Hospitalized Patient With Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Leyla Wade, Matthew Kent, Karen Avgush

Tower Health Research Day

No abstract provided.


A True Bloody Emergency: An Unusual Case Of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Joshua M. Ninan 2024 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

A True Bloody Emergency: An Unusual Case Of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Joshua M. Ninan

Research Symposium

Background: Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a primary thrombotic microangiopathy that is classically characterized by thrombocytopenia and microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA). Although rare with an annual incidence of 3.7 cases per one million adults, it is considered a true hematological emergency due to its fatality rate of almost 100% if appropriate treatment is not initiated immediately. This makes it vitally important to identify and treat patients with TTP, a task that becomes unusually challenging in the absence of the disorder’s other characteristically diagnostic clinical features such as mucosal bleeding, fever, or presence of schistocytes.

Case Presentation: A 30-year-old gentleman with …


Dermatologic Manifestations And Mixed Cryoglobulinemia In 40-Year Old Male, Sparsh Ray, Ben Tran, Bushra Ambreen 2024 HCA Healthcare

Dermatologic Manifestations And Mixed Cryoglobulinemia In 40-Year Old Male, Sparsh Ray, Ben Tran, Bushra Ambreen

Gulf Coast Division Research Symposium 2024

No abstract provided.


A Case Report On Syphilitic Lymphadenitis, Kelly Davis, Ryan Spilman, Alexander Enurah 2024 HCA Healthcare

A Case Report On Syphilitic Lymphadenitis, Kelly Davis, Ryan Spilman, Alexander Enurah

Continental, MidAmerica, & Mountain Divisions Research Day 2024

No abstract provided.


Secondary Cold Agglutinin Hemolytic Anemia And Unconventional Treatment With Rituximab, Jacob Trimble, Roy Dennis, Zachary Bondranko, Mary Therese Thomas 2024 HCA Healthcare

Secondary Cold Agglutinin Hemolytic Anemia And Unconventional Treatment With Rituximab, Jacob Trimble, Roy Dennis, Zachary Bondranko, Mary Therese Thomas

South Atlantic Division Research Day 2024

No abstract provided.


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