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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

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Toxoplasma encephalitis in an HIV-infected patient on highly active antiretroviral therapy despite sustained immune response, Auras Atreya MD, Sonali Arora MD, T. Vijay Gadiraju MD, Jose Martagon-Villamil MD, and Daniel Skiest M.D.

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

Beta Cell Expansion Induced by Activin, Melissa Brown, Alan Schneyer, and Ibrahim Osumanu

What do physicians read (and ignore) in electronic progress notes?, Patrick Brown MD, Jennifer Friderici, and Sarah Goff MD

The Baystate Frailty Study, John Budrow, Mihaela Stefan M.D., Tara Lagu M.D., and Keith Spencer

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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Per-oral endoscopic myotomy white paper summary, David Desilets MD

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Diaphragm ultrasound as a predictor of successful extubation from mechanical ventilation, Ernest DiNino 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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Data considerations in ischemic stroke trials, Edward Feldmann MD

Chronic interstitial disease: Solvents, mushrooms, toxic alcohols, and insecticides, Benjamin Freda MD and Gregory Braden M.D.

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

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International variation in classification of dialysis withdrawal: a systematic review, 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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Liver cancer presenting as a pancreatic mass, Rony Ghaoui MD, Maria Gonzalez MD, 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

Patient Beliefs Regarding Benefits of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Chronic Stable Angina, Sarah Goff MD and Carla Lauture

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Adaptive leadership: reacting to mission-critical milestones, Thomas Higgins M.D.

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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.

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Severe sepsis outcomes: how are we doing?*, Thomas Higgins M.D.

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The nuances of age as an outcome predictor, Thomas Higgins M.D. and Maura Brennan MD

Publication Rates of Presentations at Medical Meetings, Jonathan Housey

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

Man in the barrel syndrome, an unexpected etiology, Sami Ibrahimi MD

Orbital cellulitis with cavernous sinus thrombosis in an elderly woman: A case report, Kathryn Jobbins DO, Jessie Leyse MD, and Reham Shaaban MD

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

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Implementing a resident research program to overcome barriers to resident research, Reva Kleppel, Jennifer Friderici, and Kevin Hinchey MD

SU-E-P-03: Implementing a low dose lung screening CT program meeting regulatory requirements, M. Terry LaFrance, Steven Marsh, and Gail O'Donnell-Moran

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The axes of access--improving care for patients with disabilities, Tara Lagu M.D. and Peter Lindenauer M.D.

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Use of mechanical ventilation by patients with and without dementia, 2001 through 2011, Tara Lagu M.D., Penny Pekow, and Peter Lindenauer M.D.

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Variation in Resource Utilization for the Management of Uncomplicated Community-Acquired Pneumonia across Community and Children's Hospitals, Tara Lagu MD, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Penny Pekow, and Peter Lindenauer M.D.

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Do-not-resuscitate status and observational comparative effectiveness research in patients with septic shock*, Peter Lindenauer M.D.

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Hospital variation in noninvasive positive pressure ventilation for acute decompensated heart failure, Peter Lindenauer M.D.

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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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Gastrointestinal: Incidentally detected gastric carcinoma in patient with common variable immunoglobulin deficiency, Kah Poh Loh MD, John Hunt MD, and Vaibhav Mehendiratta MD

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A rare cause of dilated bile duct incidentally detected on imaging., Kah Poh Loh MD, Deborah Nautsch MD, David Desilets MD, and Vaibhav Mehendiratta MD

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Septic coronary artery embolism treated with aspiration thrombectomy: case report and review of literature, Amir Lotfi 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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Must one be a global end-diastolic index master to treat subarachnoid hemorrhage?*., Patrick Mailloux M.D.

The role of intravascular ultrasound in understanding the mechanism, prevention and management of restenosis, Jaya Mallidi MD and Amir Lotfi MD

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Recurrent right ventricular cardiac myxoma in a patient with Carney complex: a case report, Khawar Maqsood MD

Thermoregulation strategies for late preterm infants admitted to the continuing care nursery (CCN): A QI initiative, Tara Menon MD, Jennie Fleming PA, Gary Rockwell MD, Paul Visintainer, Rachana Singh MD, and Robert Rothstein MD

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Participation in cardiac rehabilitation, readmissions, and death after acute myocardial infarction, Quinn Pack 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.

Dialysis withdrawal and palliative care, Arkadiy Pinkashov MD, Lewis Cohen MD, and Michael Germain M.D.

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

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Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae: Analyzing knowledge and practice in healthcare providers, Jennifer Schimmel MD

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

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

The induced autoimmune attack syndrome!, Vijairam Selvaraj M.D.

Classification of shock based on functional hemodynamic parameters and bedside ultrasound findings, Ramakant Sharma MD, William McGee M.D., and Adam Adler M.D.

Paresthesias, Anant Shenoy MD and George Baquis MD

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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.

Geri-Pearls: Integrating geriatrics into internal medicine training, Dilpreet Singh MD

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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Adjunctive therapy for neonatal abstinence syndrome: Why not personalize it for each infant based on their in-utero exposure?, Rachana Singh MD and Paul Visintainer

Mindfulness tools for living the full catastrophe, Robert Smith DO

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Association Between the Choice of IV Crystalloid and In-Hospital Mortality Among Critically Ill Adults With Sepsis*, Mihaela Stefan M.D. and Peter Lindenauer M.D.

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Rosuvastatin for sepsis-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome, Jay Steingrub MD

SAILS: Statins for acutely injured lungs (ARDS) from sepsis, Jay Steingrub 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.

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Germline genetic variants in ABCB1, ABCC1 and ALDH1A1, and risk of hematological and gastrointestinal toxicities in a SWOG Phase III trial S0221 for breast cancer, James Stewart MD

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Report of a Phase I Evaluation of Dose and Schedule of Interleukin-1 Alpha and Cyclophosphamide in Patients with Advanced Tumors: An Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Study (PX990) and Review of IL-1-Based Studies of Hematopoietic Reconstitution, James Stewart MD

'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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Do Physicians Underrecognize Obesity?, Rachana Thapa MD, Jennifer Friderici, Reva Kleppel, Jan Fitzgerald, and Michael Rothberg M.D.

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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

An atypical case of confusion, thrombocytopenia, and acute renal failure, Annie Yang 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.

Hemodynamic parameters in the extremely obese indexed values may be missing, 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