Submissions from 2017

From Pharyngitis to Myocarditis, Mark Abel MD

Maintenance of the Phenotype and Abundance of Islet-Resident Macrophages Promotes Islet Graft Survival and Appears to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes (ORAL presentation) 2nd Author BIDMC, Krishna Agarwal MD

Recurrent, Metastatic Glucogonoma, Fahd Almohid MD

Recurrent, Metastatic Glucogonoma, Fahd Almohid MD

The Confusion after a Heart Break, Amulya Amirneni MD

When the Head Aches for a Diagnosis An Unusual Presentation of Lymphocytic Hypophysitis, Amulya Amirneni MD

Capacity Conundrum, Prathna Bhardwaj MD

Polypharmacy in advanced dementia, Prathna Bhardwaj MD

Primary signet cell carcinoma of the lung - a rare and aggressive subtype of lung neoplasm, Prathna Bhardwaj MD

Morpheus Stroke An anatomical variant causing bilateral thalamic infarctions, Philip Brandt MD


A novel approach to extraction of a large thrombus on the intraventricular guide-wire during transcatheter aortic valve replacement, Thomas Chin MD and Ashequl Islam MD

An Assessment of Risk Factors for Duration of Mechanical Ventilation Given the Competing Risk of Mortality, Woon Chong MD

Don't Judge a Lung by It's Cover, Woon Chong MD

Listen to your Lung, Woon Chong MD

Presentation and Course of Prenatal Sepsis in an Academic Medical Center, Jonathan Davis MD

31638 - A Case of Hypoglycemia Multifactorial Overlooked Mechanisms, Omar El Kawkgi MD

Case Snapper: Hypoglycemia, Omar El Kawkgi MD


Principles of precision medicine in stroke, Edward Feldmann MD


The Affordable Care Act Transformation of Substance Use Disorder Treatment, Paul Friedmann MD


How ACA Repeal Would Worsen the Opioid Epidemic, Peter Friedmann MD

Mapping the Human Body: A GIS Perspective, Jane Garb


Optimal cut points of plasma and urine neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin for the prediction of acute kidney injury among critically ill adults: retrospective determination and clinical validation of a prospective multicentre study, Michael Germain MD

Purple Spots and Polka Dots! A rare case of adult onset HenochSchonlein Purpura (HSP), Kyle Gobeil MD


Promoting academic careers of women in medicine, Amy Gottlieb MD


The safety of achieved iron stores and their effect on IV iron and ESA use: post-hoc results from a randomized trial of ferric citrate as a phosphate binder in dialysis, Barbara Greco MD

Always doubt the heart- A rare case of ARVC as a cause of sudden cardiac death, Mini Hariharan MD


Quality of Care of Hospitalized Infective Endocarditis Patients: Report from a Tertiary Medical Center, Mohammad Amin Kashef MD, Jennifer Friderici, Jaime Hernandez-Montfort MD, Auras Atreya, Peter Lindenauer, and Tara Lagu

A Northeasterner’s Tale of Chronic Cough From the South, Asad Khan MD

Bleeding in a Broken Heart: A Rare Case of Immune Thrombocytopenia and Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, Asad Khan MD

F-‘loco’-quinolones! Levofloxacin Induced Delirium with Psychotic Features, Asad Khan MD

Strongyloider Than the Average Suspicion: An Intriguing Case of Pulmonary Strongyloidiasis, Asad Khan MD

A Rare Case of Kaposi Sarcoma, Eesha Khan MD

Between a Stent and a Hard Place, Eesha Khan MD

Of Bumper Cars and Bad Teeth A Case of Acute Mediastinitis From Trauma Versus Dental Infection, Eesha Khan MD

Of Bumper Cars and Bad Teeth: A Case of Acute Mediastinitis From Trauma Versus Dental Infection, Eesha Khan MD

The Way to a Man’s Heart Through His Quadriceps, Eesha Khan MD

When Old Clots Present Like New Ones, Eesha Khan MD

Of Bumper Cars and Bad Teeth A Case of Acute Mediastinitis From Trauma Versus Dental Infection, Eesha Khan MD and Omar El Kawkgi MD


Use of Systematic Methods to Improve Disease Identification in Administrative Data: The Case of Severe Sepsis, Tara Lagu and Xiao Liu MD


Website Characteristics and Physician Reviews on Commercial Physician-Rating Websites, Tara Lagu, Aruna Priya, Sarah Goff MD, and Peter Lindenauer


Association Between Noninvasive Ventilation and Mortality Among Older Patients With Pneumonia, Peter Lindenauer


Association of Early Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders with Unplanned Readmissions among Patients Hospitalized for Pneumonia, Peter Lindenauer


Patient characteristics associated with poor inhaler technique among a cohort of patients with COPD, Peter Lindenauer


The authors reply, Peter Lindenauer


Predictors of the Use of Specific Critical Care Therapies in Patients With Metastatic Cancer, Kah Poh Loh MD, Ankit Kansagra MD, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Penny Pekow, Peter Lindenauer, Mihaela Stefan MD, and Tara Lagu


Ambiguities in Selecting the Optimal Strategy for the Nonculprit Stenosis in STEMI, Amir Lotfi

Shortcut to a Long Stay Delayed diagnosis with cognitive bias, Alexander Ly MD

The Capacity to Use Cocaine Mandated substance abuse treatment, Alexander Ly MD

Identifying the Natural History of a Giant Prolactinoma in a Young Hispanic Female That Was Untreated for 34 Years, Charles Ma MD

Another Amiodarone Side Effect! A Rare Case of Amiodarone Induced SIADH, Katherine Markelz MD


The Challenges of Teaching Ambulatory Internal Medicine: Faculty Recruitment, Retention, and Development: An AAIM/SGIM Position Paper, Lauren Meade MD

An Anticoagulation Dilemma. Case of a patient with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and Saddle Pulmonary Embolism, Rehan Mujahid MD

Fulminant systemic amyloidosis causing cardiogenic shock and multi-organ failure, Rehan Mujahid MD

Invasive thymoma with pericardial involvement presenting as cardiac tamponade, Rehan Mujahid MD

Invasive thymoma with pericardial involvement presenting as cardiac tamponade, Rehan Mujahid MD

The importance of non-pharmacologic therapy in advanced dementia care A case report of lumbar puncture in a patient with hypoactive delirium, Dermot Murphy MD

Disseminated Varicella after Vaccination Vaccine or Wild-Type?, Anthony Nicolas MD

Stroke of sadness, Sarvani Penumarty MD

Tripping all over the place – Foot drop associated with Lupus, Sarvani Penumarty MD


Functional interactors of three genome-wide association study genes are differentially expressed in severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease lung tissue, Victor Pinto-Plata


Thrombosis in a bleeding disorder: case of thromboembolism in factor VII deficiency, Sheryl Ramdass MD

Pulmonary Artery Pseudoaneurysm Following Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Riffat Sabir MD

Pulmonary Artery Pseudoaneurysm When the Lung bleeds, Riffat Sabir MD

When the lung bleeds Pulmonary Artery Pseudoaneurysm following Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Riffat Sabir MD

The Autonomous Indecision, Shazia Samanani MD


Historical TB treatment-Plombage, Rajeswer Sarasam MD


The Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Renal Colic across a Sample of US Hospitals: High CT Utilization Despite Low Rates of Admission and Inpatient Urologic Intervention, Elizabeth Schoenfeld MD, Penny Pekow, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Tara Lagu, and Peter Lindenauer

A rare case of myocardial injury in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus Hydroxychloroquine induced cardiomyopathy, Shakil Shaikh MD

Emphysematous Gastritis with portal venous gas treated with conservative management, Ali Shami MD

Heart Failure Causing Postprandial Abdominal Pain in a Young Patient, Ali Shami MD

Not GIST a stomach mass why diagnosing gastrointestinal stromal tumors can be challenging, Ali Shami MD


Hospital Volume and Outcomes of Noninvasive Ventilation in Patients Hospitalized With an Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Mihaela Stefan MD, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Nancy Hill RN, and Peter Lindenauer


Physicians Rarely Elicit Critically Ill Patients' Previously Expressed Treatment Preferences in Intensive Care Units, Jay Steingrub MD

Port-a-Cath Associated Cerebral Gas Embolism, Monica Thim DO

Blocked artery, or blocked bowel?! A case about dynamic ECG changes in a patient with small bowel obstruction, Ahamad Turk MD

Once Muscles Twitch, It’s Time for Catecholamine Switch! A case about dobutamine-induced myoclonus in a patient with ESRD and palliative inotropic support, Ahamad Turk MD

Decisions…Decisions…, Ritika Vankina MD

Vodka Poultice induced chemical dermatitis, Ritika Vankina MD


Oscillatory lower body negative pressure impairs working memory task-related functional hyperemia in healthy volunteers, Paul Visintainer


Pathogenetic implications of the age at time of diagnosis and skin location for acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans, Paul Visintainer

Submissions from 2016

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


Gender, Race, and Health Insurance Status in Patients Undergoing Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation, Nitesh Ainani MD

Recurrent, Metastatic Glucagonoma, Fahd Almohid MD

The Different Loop Syndrome, Ghassan Alzayer MD

A Lysosome’s Unusual Home, Amulya Amirneni MD

A Lysosome’s Unusual Home, Amulya Amirneni MD


Spinal Epidural Abscess in Adults: A 10-Year Clinical Experience at a Tertiary Care Academic Medical Center, Andrew Artenstein MD, Jennifer Friderici, Deirdre Lewis MD, Jan Fitzgerald, and Paul Visintainer

Recognizing the implications of a left ventricular diverticulum with acute chest pain, Auras Atreya


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


Is Training in a Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Associated with a Career in Primary Care Medicine?, Sudeep Kaur Aulakh MD, Gina Luciano MD, and Michael Rosenblum MD


Association Between Initial Route of Fluoroquinolone Administration and Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized for Community-acquired Pneumonia, Raquel Belforti M.D., Tara Lagu, Sarah Haessler MD, Peter Lindenauer, Penny Pekow, Aruna Priya, Daniel Skiest M.D., Thomas Higgins MD, and Mihaela Stefan MD


Measuring Adverse Events in Hospitalized Patients: An Administrative Method for Measuring Harm, Evan Benjamin MD

Babesiosis – A rare case in an immunocompromised patient in the setting of chronic blood transfusion, Lissa Berroa-Garcia MD


From the coliseum to the convention centre: a reflection on the current state of medical education conferences and conference-goers, Rebecca Blanchard PhD

A Rare Case of Hepatosplenic Gamma Delta T Cell Lymphoma emulating Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis, Philip Brandt MD

When a safe alternative is not so safe, Philip Brandt MD


Recurrent Obstructive Giant Inflammatory Polyposis of the Colon, Vikram Budhraja

C. diff Colitis as a Rare Cause of IgA-Dominant Post-Infectious Glomerulonephropathy, Matthew Burdette MD

An Underhanded Jejunal Diverticular Bleed Case, Nicolas Cal MD