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Submissions from 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How to integrate predictions in outcomes in planning clinical care, Michael Germain M.D.

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Iron dosing in kidney disease: inconsistency of evidence and clinical practice, Michael Germain M.D.

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Should Dialysis be Offered to All Elderly Patients, Michael Germain M.D.

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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 M.D.

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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Can we make performance measures more resilient to the effects of coding?, Tara Lagu MD and Peter Lindenauer M.D.

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Ensuring access to health care for patients with disabilities, Tara Lagu MD and Peter Lindenauer M.D.

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Reply: trends in sepsis and infection sources in the United States. A population-based study, Tara Lagu MD and Peter Lindenauer M.D.

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Trends in sepsis and infection sources in the United States. A population-based study, Tara Lagu MD and Peter Lindenauer M.D.

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Prevalence and Predictors of Mental/Emotional Distress Among HIV+ Jail Detainees at Enrollment in an Observational Study, Thomas Lincoln MD and Maureen Desabrais

Elderly-Onset Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders, Kah Poh Loh MD

Extrahepatic Biliary Adenomas: Rare but with Unforeseeable Clinical Course, Kah Poh Loh MD

From hospital to community: Use of antipsychotics in hospitalized elders, Kah Poh Loh MD

Outcomes and Predictors of Hospital Mortality in Metastatic Cancer Patients Receiving Life Sustaining Treatments (LSTs), Kah Poh Loh MD

Predictors of Life Sustaining Treatments in Patients with Metastatic Cancer, Kah Poh Loh MD

Geriatrics in Malaysia, Kah Poh Loh MD, Yee Chuan Ang MD, and Maura Brennan MD

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Elderly-Onset Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders, Kah Poh Loh MD and Maura Brennan MD

Between Scylla and Charybdis: Antipsychotic use and agitation in hospitalized older adults, Kah Poh Loh MD, Maria Ferrera MD, and Maura Brennan MD

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Paraneoplastic autoimmune hemolytic anemia in ovarian cancer: a marker of disease activity, Kah Poh Loh MD, Ankit Kansagra MD, Armen Asik MD, Syed Ali MD, and Saurabh Dahiya MD

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How to Handle Conflict With Poise?: A Fellow's Perspective, Jaya Mallidi MD

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Plasma ProBNP Is Not a Specific Marker for Transient Myocardial Ischemia, Khawar Maqsood MD, Muhammad Shakoor MD, James Cook MD, Gregory Giugliano MD, and Amir Lotfi MD

Code Status in the Perioperative Period, Alexandra Marchetta MD

Code Status in the Perioperative Period, Alexandra Marchetta MD

Cases from Baystate Medical Center - Case 5: Code status in the perioperative period, Alexandra Marchetta MD, Christine Bryson MD, and Gina Luciano MD

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Found in transition: applying milestones to three unique discharge curricula, Lauren Meade M.D.

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Nurturing 21st century physician knowledge, skills and attitudes with medical home innovations: the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education teaching health center curriculum experience, Lauren Meade M.D.

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TRACER: an 'eye-opener' to the patient experience across the transition of care in an internal medicine resident program, Lauren Meade M.D., Reva Kleppel, and Kevin Hinchey MD

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Use of radiofrequency ablation probe for eradication of residual adenoma after ampullectomy, Vaibhav Mehendiratta MD and David Desilets MD

An Unusual Presentation of Gout, Saki Miwa MD

Gout as Cause of Severe Neck Pain, Saki Miwa MD

An Overlooked Cause of Acute Hepatitis, Anita Mulye MD

A Puff of Smoke in the Brain: Moyamoya Disease in a 25-Year-Old Female, Anita Mulye MD

Cases from Baystate Medical Center - Case 2: Chlorpromazine-induced hepatitis, Anita Mulye MD and Tara Lagu MD

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Letter: future directions for epidemiological studies of Barrett's oesophagus, Farhad Navab MD

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The association between skilled nursing facility care quality and 30-day readmission rates after hospitalization for heart failure, Owolabi Ogunneye MD, Jennifer Friderici, Mara Slawsky MD, T. Vijay Gadiraju MD, and Mihaela Stefan M.D.

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Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis and Hepatic Fibrosis in HIV-1-Monoinfected Adults With Elevated Aminotransferase Levels on Antiretroviral Therapy, Abigail Orenstein MD

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Impact of utilizing a women-based formula for determining adequacy of the chronotropic response during exercise treadmill testing, Quinn Pack MD

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Safety of early enrollment into outpatient cardiac rehabilitation after open heart surgery, Quinn Pack MD

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Association of guideline-based antimicrobial therapy and outcomes in healthcare-associated pneumonia, Penny Pekow, Aruna Priya, Sarah Haessler M.D., Raquel Belforti M.D., Daniel Skiest M.D., Tara Lagu MD, Thomas Higgins MD, and Peter Lindenauer M.D.

The Baystate Frailty Study - Prevalence of Frailty in a Cohort of Hospitalized Elderly Patients, Hari Pokharel MD

The Baystate Frailty Study - Prevalence of Frailty in a Cohort of Hospitalized Elderly Patients, Hari Pokharel MD

The Baystate Frailty Study - Prevalence of Frailty in a Cohort of Hospitalized Elderly Patients, Hari Pokharel MD

The Plot Thickens: Portal Vein Thrombosis in Ulcerative Colitis, Sheryl Ramdass MD

Thrombosis in a Bleeding Disorder, Sheryl Ramdass MD

Sextuplets at 67, Sheryl Ramdass MD and Rebecca Starr MD

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Prevention of stent thrombosis: challenges and solutions, Risheen Reejhsinghani and Amir Lotfi MD

Accepted Wisdom: Not Necessarily Correct, Jolian Rios MD

When Conventional Wisdom Misleads: Challenges of Recruiting for a Study to Reduce Colon Cancer Screening Disparities in Latino Men, Jolian Rios MD

Clinic Design and Continuity in Internal Medicine Resident Clinics: Findings of the Educational Innovations Project Ambulatory Collaborative, Michael Rosenblum MD

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Young Patients with Suspected Uncomplicated Renal Colic are Unlikely to Have Dangerous Alternative Diagnoses or Need Emergent Intervention, Elizabeth Schoenfeld MD, Kye Poronsky, Tala Elia MD, Gavin Budhram MD, Jane Garb, and Timothy Mader M.D.

Effects of oral premedication on cognitive status of elderly patients undergoing cardiac catherization, Marc Schweiger MD, Neelima Vallurupalli MD, Sandra Bellantonio MD, and James Cook MD

Cases from Baystate Medical Center - Case 4: Persistent breast erythema, Abid Shah MD

Idiopathic Non-Uremic Calciphylaxis: A Case Study, Abdullah Shaikh MD

Intracoronary abciximab bolus-only versus standard protocol during percutaneous coronary intervention in acute coronary syndrome, Muhammad Shakoor MD

Plasma pro-BNP is not a specific marker for transient myocardial ischemia, Muhammad Shakoor MD

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An asymmetric sensory polyneuropathy related to thiamine deficiency from a gluten-free diet, Anant Shenoy MD

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Direct admission to hospitals among children in the United States, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Tara Lagu MD, Penny Pekow, and Peter Lindenauer MD

Drug-Induced Psoriatic Arthritis - Rare Presentation after Hepatitis C Treatment, Dilpreet Singh MD

Hemorrhagic Pancreatic Pseudocyst - Blood Weeping Pseudocyst with Fistulization, an Uncommon Complication of Pancreatic Pseudocyst, Dilpreet Singh MD

A Differential to Remember: Pylephlebitis in a Patient with HIV Presenting with Abdominal Pain and Fever, Donielle Sliwa MD

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Impact of COPD on the Mortality and Treatment of Patients Hospitalized With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: The Worcester Heart Failure Study, Mihaela Stefan M.D.

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Death among patients hospitalized with pneumonia: implications for hospital outcome measures, Mihaela Stefan M.D., Randa Jaber MD, Peter Lindenauer M.D., Jane Garb, and Jan Fitzgerald

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A multicenter study of key stakeholders' perspectives on communicating with surrogates about prognosis in intensive care units, Jay Steingrub MD

Is optimism bias about prognosis by surrogate decision makers associated with more health care utilization at the end of life?, Jay Steingrub MD