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Submissions from 2014

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Calcium oxalate supersaturation increases early after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, Varun Agrawal MD, Xiao Liu MD, Thomas Campfield MD, John Romanelli MD, J Enrique Silva MD, and Gregory Braden M.D.

Do hospitalists overuse proton pump inhibitors? Identifying opportunities for quality improvement at a single academic center, Naimah Al Faraj MD

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Bifurcated vaccination needle, Andrew Artenstein MD

"DxCostBuddy”: An android application to improve cost-conscious care among internal medicine residents, Auras Atreya MD and Behdad Besharatian MD

An unusual case of a patient with drug overdose and Brugada pattern on electrocardiogram presenting as a possible acute coronary syndrome, Thomas Chin MD

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Maintaining situational awareness in a cardiac intensive care unit, Daniel Engelman MD, Thomas Higgins M.D., Rakesh Talati MD, and Jason Grimsman MD

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Control-relevant erythropoiesis modeling in end-stage renal disease, Michael Germain M.D.

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Measurement of the quality of care of patients admitted with decompensated cirrhosis, Rony Ghaoui MD, Jennifer Friderici, Paul Visintainer, Peter Lindenauer M.D., Tara Lagu M.D., and David Desilets MD

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The Massachusetts BMI letter: A qualitative study of responses from parents of obese children, Sarah Goff MD

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Comparison of the Mortality Probability Admission Model III, National Quality Forum, and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation IV Hospital Mortality Models: Implications for National Benchmarking*, Thomas Higgins M.D.

Can lithium stress the heart? A case of lithium toxicity and stress-induced cardiomyopahty, Sami Ibrahimi MD

Bornholm disease: Case report and a review of the literature, Brendan Kelly MD

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The Hospital Medicine Reengineering Network (HOMERuN): a learning organization focused on improving hospital care, Peter Lindenauer M.D.

Healthcare professionals' attitudes, perceptions and practices regarding breast self-examination, Kah Poh Loh MD

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Training the ambulatory internist: rebalancing residency education, Gina Luciano MD, Michael Rosenblum MD, and Sudeep Kaur Aulakh MD

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Measuring grade inflation: A clinical grade discrepancy score, Anna Paskausky

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Using highly detailed administrative data to predict pneumonia mortality, Penny Pekow, Aruna Priya, Raquel Belforti M.D., Daniel Skiest M.D., Tara Lagu M.D., Thomas Higgins M.D., and Peter Lindenauer M.D.

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Variation in Diagnostic Coding of Patients With Pneumonia and Its Association With Hospital Risk-Standardized Mortality Rates: A Cross-sectional Analysis, Penny Pekow, Aruna Priya, and Peter Lindenauer M.D.

Atheroembolic kidney disease (AEKD): A case report, Hari Pokharel MD

A slice of Pisa anyone?, Vijairam Selvaraj M.D.

Deceptively simple or simply deceptive, Vijairam Selvaraj M.D.

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Comparative Effectiveness of Ceftriaxone in Combination With a Macrolide Compared With Ceftriaxone Alone for Pediatric Patients Hospitalized With Community-acquired Pneumonia, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Tara Lagu M.D., Penny Pekow, and Peter Lindenauer M.D.

I couldn't see, couldn't hear and was scared of losing my mind: Susac Syndrome, Karen Singh MD

We see with our eyes, but we see with our brains as well: Phantoms in the brain: Charles Bonnet hallucinations, Karen Singh MD

When Occam's razor fails: Linezolid induced lactic acidosis in a patient with several aortic atherosclerotic diseases, Karen Singh MD

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Treatment with neuromuscular blocking agents and the risk of in-hospital mortality among mechanically ventilated patients with severe sepsis, Jay Steingrub MD, Tara Lagu M.D., Michael Rothberg M.D., and Peter Lindenauer M.D.

'Strep' spares the elder, not the 'staph' ! Reporting acute post- staphylococcal glomerulonephritis in an elder, Dhivya Sundaramurthy MD and Annie Yang MD

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Utility of serodiagnostics designed for use in the United States for detection of Lyme borreliosis acquired in Europe and vice versa, Paul Visintainer

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Luteoma of pregnancy associated with nearly complete virilization of genetically female twins, Thomas Wadzinski MD, Yousef Altowaireb MD, Raavi Gupta MD, Rushika Conroy MD, and Kamal Shoukri MD

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The impact of a palliative care team on residents' experiences and comfort levels with pediatric palliative care, Kelly Wu MD, Jennifer Friderici, and Sarah Goff MD

Submissions from 2013

Challenges in diagnosing AIDS in an elder, Basmah Abdalla MD and Maura Brennan MD

Oxcarbazepine Therapy for Central Diabetes Insipidus, Basmah Abdalla MD, Tara Lagu M.D., Benjamin Freda MD, Daniel Landry MD, and Gregory Braden M.D.

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Effects of body surface area-indexed calculations in the morbidly obese: a mathematical analysis, Adam Adler M.D., Karthik Raghunathan MD, and William McGee M.D.

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Successful management of a possible antibiotic-related acquired factor V inhibitor: A case report and review of the literature, Syed Ali MD

Linezolid for treatment of toxic shock syndrome in a patient with penicillin and clindamycin allergy, Sora Al Rowas MD

A need to shift the focus of international geriatrics to emphasize care for the robust as well as the frail?, Sora Al Rowas MD, Thomas Higgins M.D., and Maura Brennan MD

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Effect of Patients' Awareness of CVD Risk Factors on Health-Related Behaviors, Naweed Alzaman MD, Siddharth Wartak MD, Jennifer Friderici, and Michael Rothberg M.D.

Decision-making capacity in elders with dementia, Yee Chuan Ang MD, Shin Yin Lee MD, and Maura Brennan MD

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Peer recommendations on how to improve clinical research, and Conference wrap-up., Carmel Armon MD

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Cardio-embolic stroke following remote blunt chest trauma, Sonali Arora MD, Auras Atreya MD, Srikanth Penumetsa MD, and William Hiser MD

Microdroplet Sandwich Real-Time RT-PCR for Detection of Pandemic and Seasonal Influenza Subtypes, Andrew Artenstein MD

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Subtyping clinical specimens of influenza a virus by use of a simple method to amplify RNA targets, Andrew Artenstein MD

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The "forgotten zone": Acquired disorders of the trachea in adults, Andrew Artenstein MD

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Sepsis and scientific revolutions, Andrew Artenstein MD and Thomas Higgins M.D.

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Improving the health status of minority women: overcoming the knowledge deficit, Auras Atreya MD

Incidence of atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing cardiac surgery before and after the institution of an intra-operative amiodarone prophylaxis protocol, Auras Atreya MD

Predictors of percutaneous coronary intervention in patients undergoing elective cardiac catherization for chronic ischemic heart disease, Auras Atreya MD

Predictors of percutaneous coronary intervention in patients undergoing elective cardiac catherization for chronic ischemic heart disease, Auras Atreya MD

A fatal rash: It's lupus, Auras Atreya MD and Sonali Arora MD

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Classic Osborn waves and incessant ventricular fibrillation in severe hypothermia, Auras Atreya MD and Sonali Arora MD

Caregiver fatigue, Auras Atreya MD and Maura Brennan MD

CAPS-tastrophe!, Auras Atreya MD, Eimear Kitt MD, and Behdad Besharatian MD

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Sudeep Kaur Aulakh MD

Digoxin Overdose, Sudeep Kaur Aulakh MD

Electromechanical Dissociation, Sudeep Kaur Aulakh MD

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

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Medical student boot camp: A two-week elective for the advancement of cognitive and technical skills in preparation for internship, Raquel Belforti M.D., Adam Kellogg M.D., Lucienne Lutfy-Clayton M.D., and Gladys Fernandez M.D.

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Impact of cardiac telemetry on patient safety and cost, Evan Benjamin MD

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AM last page: A snapshot of three common program evaluation approaches for medical education, Rebecca Blanchard PhD

Sixth cranial nerve palsy as an unusual presenting symptom of ipilimumab-induced hypophysitis, David Burgess M.D.

Sixth cranial nerve palsy as an unusual presenting symptom of Ipilimumab-induced hypophysitis, David Burgess M.D., Kah Poh Loh MD, and Shin Yin Lee MD

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Curriculum for post-graduate education: Comparing hospice and palliative care medicine, Monique Carreno MD, Maura Brennan MD, Diane Dietzen MD, and Gina Luciano MD

Learning to care for the dying, Monique Carreno MD, Maura Brennan MD, Diane Dietzen MD, and Gina Luciano MD

Is this dementia or alcohol intoxication or both?, Wanda Colon-Cartagena MD and Sandra Bellantonio MD

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Immunolocalization of the calcium-sensing receptor in developing human kidney, Giovanna Crisi MD, Gary Rockwell MD, Gregory Braden M.D., and Thomas Campfield MD

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Sleep disturbances in cancer patients: Underrecognized and undertreated, Saurabh Dahiya MD

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Patterns of homelessness and implications for HIV health after release from jail, Maureen Desabrais and Thomas Lincoln MD

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Methods of luminal distention for colonoscopy, David Desilets MD

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Monitoring equipment for endoscopy, David Desilets MD

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New devices and techniques for management of pancreatic fluid collections, David Desilets MD

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Pancreatic and biliary stents, David Desilets MD

Starting a peroral endoscopic myotomy program at your institution, David Desilets MD, John Romanelli MD, and David Earle MD

Not your typical “Lumpy Jaw”: A case of actinomyces osteonecrosis of the mandible, Prasanna Durairaj MD

Not your typical “Lumpy Jaw”: A case of Actinomyces osteonecrosis of the mandible, Prasanna Durairaj MD

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Distinguishing benign from malignant mesothelial cells in effusions by Glut-1, EMA, and Desmin expression: an evidence-based approach, Roxanne Florence MD, Liron Pantanowitz MD, Paul Visintainer, and Christopher Otis MD

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Dosing of continuous renal replacement therapy in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury: how low should we go?, Benjamin Freda MD

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Diuretics or ultrafiltration for acute decompensated heart failure and cardiorenal syndrome?, Benjamin Freda MD, Jaya Mallidi MD, and Gregory Braden M.D.

Acquired perforating dermatosis (APD): Our quest to cure the itch, T. Vijay Gadiraju MD, Behdad Besharatian MD, Eimear Kitt MD, and Maura Brennan MD

Acquired hemophagocytic lymphohistocystosis (AHLH) - Atypical presentation as progressive skin necrosis, T. Vijay Gadiraju MD and Randa Jaber MD

Nonresolving rhabdomyolysis revealing an occult culprit: A case report of paraspinal compartment syndrome, T. Vijay Gadiraju MD, Dhivya Sundaramurthy MD, and Christopher LaChance MD

The unlucky 7: The anatomy, physiology and radiographic appearance of children with the 7 most common forms of congenital heart disease, Michael George MD, Stanley Polansky MD, Tara Catanzano MD, and Yvonne Paris MD

The unlucky 7: The surgeries, post-operative appearance, and potential complications of children with the 7 most common forms of congenital heart disease, Michael George MD, Stanley Polansky MD, Tara Catanzano MD, and Yvonne Paris MD

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Dialysis Initiation: What's the Rush?, Michael Germain M.D.

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Recent insights into life expectancy with and without dialysis, Michael Germain M.D.

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Some feelings are more important: cognitive attitudes, affective attitudes, anticipated affect, and blood donation., Michael Germain M.D.

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What determines whether a patient initiates chronic renal replacement therapy?, Michael Germain M.D. and Lewis Cohen MD

Improvement in the quality of care of patients admitted with decompensated cirrhosis, Rony Ghaoui MD, Jennifer Friderici, Peter Lindenauer M.D., Tara Lagu M.D., David Desilets MD, Angelica Belo MD, and Jorge Sotelo MD

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Do-not-hospitalize orders for individuals with advanced dementia: healthcare proxies' perspectives., Sarah Goff MD, Wanda Colon-Cartagena MD, Sandra Bellantonio MD, and Michael Rothberg M.D.

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Hospital workers' perceptions of waste: a qualitative study involving photo-elicitation, Sarah Goff MD, Reva Kleppel, Peter Lindenauer M.D., and Michael Rothberg M.D.

Handoffs in labor and delivery: Can we do better?, Sarah Goff MD, Alex Knee, Daniel Grow MD, and Fadi Bsat MD

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Patterns of obstetric infection rates in a large sample of US hospitals, Sarah Goff MD, Penny Pekow, Jill Avrunin, Tara Lagu M.D., Glenn Markenson MD, and Peter Lindenauer M.D.

IDEAS for a healthy baby study: Reducing disparities in use of publicly reported quality data, Sarah Goff MD, Penny Pekow, Katharine White MD, Tara Lagu M.D., and Peter Lindenauer M.D.

Percutaneous coronary interventions for stable angina: Why patients think it will save their lives, Sarah Goff MD and Michael Rothberg M.D.

Percutaneous coronary interventions for stable angina: Why patients think it will save their lives, Sarah Goff MD and Michael Rothberg M.D.

Update on anemia and kidney disease, Kiran Goli MD, Arkadiy Pinkashov MD, Daniel Landry MD, and Michael Germain M.D.

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Dose-response and efficacy of ferric citrate to treat hyperphosphatemia in hemodialysis patients: A short-term randomized trial., Barbara Greco MD