Submissions from 2016


Complications arising from cardiac implantable electrophysiological devices: review of epidemiology, pathogenesis and prevention for the clinician, Auras Atreya, James Cook MD, and Peter Lindenauer


Predictors of Medical Management in Patients Undergoing Elective Cardiac Catheterization for Chronic Ischemic Heart Disease, Auras Atreya, Senthil Sivalingam MD, Sonali Arora MD, Mohammad Amin Kashef MD, Jan Fitzgerald, Paul Visintainer, and Amir Lotfi


Introduction to the Special Issue on the Studies on the Implementation of Integrated Models of Alcohol, Tobacco, and/or Drug Use Interventions and Medical Care, Peter Friedmann MD


Late Effects Surveillance Recommendations among Survivors of Childhood Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: A Children's Oncology Group Report, Satkiran Grewal MD


Preoperative Anemia: Evaluation and Treatment, Ankit Kansagra MD and Mihaela Stefan MD


Can social media be used as a hospital quality improvement tool?, Tara Lagu MD, Sarah Goff MD, Benjamin Craft, Stephanie Calcasola, Evan Benjamin MD, Aruna Priya, and Peter Lindenauer MD


Direct Admission to Hospital: A Mixed Methods Survey of Pediatric Practices, Benefits, and Challenges, Tara Lagu and Peter Lindenauer


Association of do-not-resuscitate orders and hospital mortality rate among patients with pneumonia, Peter Lindenauer MD


Preventability and Causes of Readmissions in a National Cohort of General Medicine Patients, Peter Lindenauer MD


Ambulatory Morning Report: A Case-Based Method of Teaching EBM Through Experiential Learning, Gina Luciano MD, Paul Visintainer, and Reva Kleppel


A State-Level Assessment of Hospital-Based Palliative Care and the Use of Life-Sustaining Therapies in the United States, William McGee MD, Diane Dietzen MD, and Thomas Higgins MD


Availability and characteristics of cardiac rehabilitation programmes in China, Quinn Pack MD


Handgrip weakness and mortality risk in COPD: a multicentre analysis, Victor Pinto-Plata


Randomized Controlled Trial of Electronic Care Plan Alerts and Resource Utilization by High Frequency Emergency Department Users with Opioid Use Disorder, Niels Rathlev MD, Ashley Deutsch MD, Howard Smithline MD, Haiping Li, and Paul Visintainer


Saddle pulmonary embolism: right ventricular strain an indicator for early surgical approach, Rajeswer Sarasam MD


Validity of STONE scores in younger patients presenting with suspected uncomplicated renal colic, Elizabeth Schoenfeld MD, Kye Poronsky, Tala Elia MD, Gavin Budhram MD, Jane Garb, and Timothy Mader MD

Perioperative Assessment of and Care for the Elderly and Frail, Rebecca Starr MD and Mihaela Stefan MD


Hospitals' Patterns of Use of Noninvasive Ventilation in Patients With Asthma Exacerbation, Mihaela Stefan MD, Aruna Priya, Penny Pekow, Tara Lagu MD, Jay Steingrub MD, and Peter Lindenauer MD


Resolution of Waldenström Macroglobulinemia-Associated Autoimmune Hemolysis With Ibrutinib, Abhishek Tripathi MD and Richard Steingart MD

Submissions from 2015


Heart rate response to a caudal block in children anesthetized with sevoflurane after ultrasound confirmation of placement, Adam Adler MD, Donald Schwartz MD, Annmarie Begley, Jennifer Friderici, and Neil Connelly MD

Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma- Unravelling the Mystery behind Refractory Pericarditis and Pericardial Effusion, Nitesh Ainani MD

In-Hospital Temporal Trends in Gastrointestinal Bleeding Associated with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the United States Between 2006-2011, Nitesh Ainani MD

What is the source? Nontyphoidal Salmonella Endocarditis in a hospitalised patient, Nitesh Ainani MD

Long Eye Lashes, Too Long to See Them!, Fadi Alkhatib MD

Too Little Can Make You Bleed, Too Much Can Give You a Heart Attack!, Fadi Alkhatib MD

Unmasking the Silent Infection!, Fadi Alkhatib MD

The Association Between Insurance Type and Cost-Related Delay in Care: A Survey of Access to Care in Massachusetts, Sora Al Rowas MD

The Association Between Insurance Type and Cost-related Delay in Care: A Survey of Access to Care in Massachusetts, Sora Al Rowas MD

When your pancreas can’t handle shingles, Ghassan Alzayer MD

Healthcare Providers' Knowledge of Diets and Dietary Advice, Sonali Arora MD, Auras Atreya MD, Reva Kleppel, Jennifer Friderici, and Tara Lagu MD

Bioterrorism, Andrew Artenstein MD


Fostering Further Successes in Vaccinology, Andrew Artenstein MD

Promoting high value inpatient care via a coaching model of structured, interdisciplinary team rounds, Andrew Artenstein MD, Thomas Higgins MD, Adrienne Seiler MD, Alex Knee, Greta H. Boynton MD, Michael Picchioni MD, Bonnie Geld, and Winthrop Whitcomb MD


Pause-dependent paroxysmal phase-4 atrioventricular block, Auras Atreya MD, James Cook MD, and Marshal Fox MD

Adjunctive Diagnostic Procedures for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Auras Atreya MD and Amir Lotfi MD

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Sudeep Kaur Aulakh MD

Digoxin Overdose, Sudeep Kaur Aulakh MD

Familial Adenomatous Polyposis and Gardner's Syndrome, Sudeep Kaur Aulakh MD

Horner's Syndrome, Sudeep Kaur Aulakh MD

Hypercoagulable State, Sudeep Kaur Aulakh MD

Hypersplenism, Sudeep Kaur Aulakh MD

Pulseless Electrical Activity, Sudeep Kaur Aulakh MD

Seeing is believing: Optimizing outpatient direct observation in the age of milestones, Sudeep Kaur Aulakh MD and Michael Rosenblum MD

Proton Pump Inhibitor Induced Acute Interstitial Nephritis - Remaining Mindful of the Medication Reconciliation, Jasdeep Badwal MD

Telehealth program for type 2 diabetes: usability, satisfaction, and clinical usefulness in an urban community health center, Andrew Balder MD and Sofija Zagarins MD

Cultivating Medical Education Research Mentorship as a Pathway Towards High Quality Medical Education Research, Rebecca Blanchard PhD and Paul Visintainer

Subacute Diffuse Large Joint Osteonecrosis in an HIV patient on MAART, Nicolas Cal MD

Broken-hearted, again – A case of recurrent stress cardiomyopathy, Thomas Chin MD

Cases from Baystate Medical Center - Case 3: STEMI mimic on EKG: The Brugada pattern, Thomas Chin MD

Myocardial Infarction: The Forme Fruste of Endocarditis, Daniel Coffin DO

Bevacizumab in high-grade gliomas: past, present, and future, Saurabh Dahiya MD

A curious cause of heart failure, Soumabha Das MD

Differentiating Differentiation Syndrome: A diagnostic dilemma, Soumabha Das MD

Endovascular therapy for cerebrovascular injuries after head and neck trauma, Ennis Duffis MD

Not a glutton for gluten! Celiac disease in elders, Prasanna Durairaj MD and Rebecca Starr MD

Countless Causes of Confusion, Jillian Edmonds DO

Focal Crescentic and Necrotizing Proliferative Glomerulonephritis with Crystalline Light Chain Deposits: A Unique Light Chain Associated Pattern of Injury, Jillian Edmonds DO

Change of heart-assessing decisional capacity in discharges, Nura El-Haj MD, Randa Jaber MD, and Wanda Colon-Cartagena MD

A Cryptic Pneumonia in an Immunocompetent Patient, Amanda Fernandes MD

Skin Necrosis from Levamisole Contaminated Cocaine, Amanda Fernandes MD

Factors associated with emergency department visits in asthma exacerbation, Jane Garb, Jan Fitzgerald, and Reva Kleppel

Clinical Use of Pulse Wave Analysis: Proceedings From a Symposium Sponsored by North American Artery, Michael Germain MD

Executive summary of the KDIGO Controversies Conference on Supportive Care in Chronic Kidney Disease: developing a roadmap to improving quality care, Michael Germain MD

How to integrate predictions in outcomes in planning clinical care, Michael Germain MD

Iron dosing in kidney disease: inconsistency of evidence and clinical practice, Michael Germain MD


Pruritus in Kidney Disease, Michael Germain MD

Should Dialysis be Offered to All Elderly Patients, Michael Germain MD

Outcomes associated with a mandatory gastroenterology consultation to improve the quality of care of patients hospitalized with decompensated cirrhosis, Rony Ghaoui MD, Jennifer Friderici, David Desilets MD, Tara Lagu MD, Paul Visintainer, Angelica Belo MD, Jorge Sotelo MD, and Peter Lindenauer MD

Impact of geography on organ allocation: Beyond the distance to the transplantation center, Rony Ghaoui MD and Jane Garb

Life Threatening Transaminitis as a Complication from the Use of Clozaoine, Santhi Gokaraju MD

Small Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder - A Rare Aggressive Tumor and a Curse to the Elderly, Santhi Gokaraju MD

Small cell carcinoma of the bladder- a rare aggressive tumor and a curse to the elderly, Santhi Gokaraju MD, Ritika Vankina MD, Kathryn Jobbins DO, Reham Shaaban MD, and Wanda Colon-Cartagena MD


Systematic Review of ED-based Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Research, Amy Gottlieb MD


Ferric Citrate Reduces Intravenous Iron and Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agent Use in ESRD, Barbara Greco MD


Pyridoxamine dihydrochloride in diabetic nephropathy (PIONEER-CSG-17): lessons learned from a pilot study, Barbara Greco MD

Mirtazapine Induced Galactorrhea: A Rare Adverse Effect, Hector Guzman MD

Mirtazapine Induced Galactorrhea: A Rare Adverse Effect, Hector Guzman MD

Frequency of Follow Up Imaging Recommended by Radiologists and the Impact on Clinical Treatment Plans, Owen Hanley MD

Frequency of Follow Up Imaging Recommended by Radiologists and the Impact on Clinical Treatment Plans, Owen Hanley MD and Tiara Sanborn MD

Too weak to breathe: A case of CIDP with respiratory involvement, Mini Hariharan MD

Comparing observed and predicted mortality among ICUs using different prognostic systems: why do performance assessments differ?, Thomas Higgins MD

Variability in Risk-Adjusted Sepsis Mortality: How Much Is Too Much?, Thomas Higgins MD

Variability in Risk-Adjusted Sepsis Mortality: How Much Is Too Much?, Thomas Higgins MD

Where are the brakes? Assessing driving safety in dementia, James Higgs MD and Rebecca Starr MD

Impact of the 2008 USPSTF Recommendation on Clinician's Practice Following an Elevated PSA Test in Elderly Men, Sami Ibrahimi MD

Thick serum can clog the brain, Sami Ibrahimi MD, Evrim Erdogan PhD, Wanda Colon-Cartagena MD, and Ashish Verma MD

HIV in the elderly, Sami Ibrahimi MD and Armando Paez MD

Lithium Induced Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus in an older adult, Randa Jaber MD and Maria Ferrera MD

“Please help me”-a caregiver’s stress, Randa Jaber MD and Rebecca Starr MD

When a safe alternative is not so safe, Issra Jamal MD

When your liver can not breathe, Issra Jamal MD


Treatment of sleep-disordered breathing with positive airway pressure devices: technology update, Karin Johnson MD and Douglas Johnson MD


Postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing non-cardiac non-thoracic surgery: A practical approach for the hospitalist, Kirti Joshi MD, Mihaela Tiru MD, Thomas Chin MD, Marshal Fox MD, and Mihaela Stefan MD

A Clinical Prediction Model to Assess Risk for Chemotherapy-Related Hospitalization in Patients Initiating Palliative Chemotherapy, Ankit Kansagra MD

Cases from Baystate Medical Center - Case 1: Stones and the missing gallbladder, Jin Kim MD

Informed Decision Making for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Stable Coronary Disease, Reva Kleppel and Marc Schweiger MD

Improving the process of informed consent for percutaneous coronary intervention: Patient Outcomes from the Patient Risk Information Services Manager (ePRISM) study, Aaron Kugelmass MD


From Public to Social Reporting of Hospital Quality, Tara Lagu MD

"Less is more" and the house of god: was the fat man right again?, Tara Lagu MD

TRANSFORM-ing patient safety culture: a universal imperative, Tara Lagu MD