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Submissions from 2015

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SWOG S0221: A Phase III Trial Comparing Chemotherapy Schedules in High-Risk Early-Stage Breast Cancer, James Stewart MD

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Fluid Management With a Simplified Conservative Protocol for the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome*, Mark Tidswell M.D.

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Long term outcomes in octogenarians undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: Comparison of bare metal versus drug eluting stent, Shanmugam Uthamalingam MD and Vijairam Selvaraj M.D.

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

Fluoroquinolone-induced hypoglycemia in an overweight nonagenarian with acute kidney injury and not on glucose-lowering therapy, Amit Bhargava MD and Maura Brennan MD

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The Impact of Hispanic Ethnicity on Knowledge and Behavior Among Patients With Diabetes., Amit Bhargava MD, Siddharth Wartak MD, Jennifer Friderici, and Michael Rothberg M.D.

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Connecting Mixed Methods as an Education Research Strategy, Rebecca Blanchard PhD

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The nuances of age as an outcome predictor, Maura Brennan MD and Thomas Higgins 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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Caregiver burden and hemodialysis, Lewis Cohen MD and Michael Germain M.D.

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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

Short-term global health education programs abroad: Disease patterns observed in Haitian migrant worker communities around La Romana, Dominican Republic, Brian Ferrara MD

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

Impact of the 2008 U.S. Preventative services task force recommendation on frequency of prostate-specific antigen screening in older men, Jennifer Friderici and Mihaela Stefan 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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Use of paracentesis in hospitalized patients with decompensated cirrhosis and ascites: Opportunities for quality improvement, Rony Ghaoui MD, Peter Lindenauer M.D., Jennifer Friderici, and Tara Lagu 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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How cardiologists present the benefits of percutaneous coronary interventions to patients with stable angina: a qualitative analysis, Sarah Goff MD and Reva Kleppel

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

Renovascular Hypertension and Ischemic Nephrology, Barbara Greco MD

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The Hawthorne effect in measurements of hand hygiene compliance: a definite problem, but also an opportunity, Sarah Haessler M.D.

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Outcomes of patients with healthcare-associated pneumonia: worse disease or sicker patients?, Sarah Haessler M.D., Tara Lagu MD, Peter Lindenauer M.D., Aruna Priya, and Daniel Skiest M.D.

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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 MD

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Severe sepsis outcomes: how are we doing?*, Thomas Higgins MD

Images of America Baystate Medical Center, Thomas Higgins MD and Linda Baillargeon

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Comparing Failed and Successful Revascularization, William Hiser 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

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Left heart chamber quantification in obese patients: how does larger body size affect echocardiographic measurements?, Leng Jiang MD

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

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The Effect of Information Presentation on Beliefs About the Benefits of Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Mohammad Amin Kashef 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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"Phenotyping" hospital value of care for patients with heart failure, Tara Lagu MD

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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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Design and methods of a double blind randomized placebo-controlled trial of extended-release naltrexone for HIV-infected, opioid dependent prisoners and jail detainees who are transitioning to the community, Thomas Lincoln MD, Daniel Skiest M.D., and Maureen Desabrais

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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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National patterns of risk-standardized mortality and readmission after hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia: Update on publicly reported outcomes measures based on the 2013 release, Peter Lindenauer M.D.

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The authors reply, 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.

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Attitudes of hospital leaders toward publicly reported measures of health care quality, Peter Lindenauer M.D., Tara Lagu M.D., Penny Pekow, Amy Shatz, Nicholas Hannon, and Evan Benjamin MD

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Reply: Long-Acting Bronchodilators in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Still More to Know, Peter Lindenauer M.D., Meng-Shiou Shieh, Penny Pekow, and Mihaela Stefan M.D.

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Use and Outcomes Associated with Long-acting Bronchodilators among Patients Hospitalized for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Peter Lindenauer M.D., Meng-Shiou Shieh, Penny Pekow, and Mihaela Stefan M.D.

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Outcomes associated with invasive and noninvasive ventilation among patients hospitalized with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Peter Lindenauer M.D., Mihaela Stefan M.D., Meng-Shiou Shieh, and Penny Pekow

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

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An Unusual Cause of Delirium and Debility: Refractory Hypercalcemia in a Man with B-Cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia, Kah Poh Loh MD, Saurabh Dahiya MD, and Maura Brennan MD

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Education and imaging. 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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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.

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Using quality oncology practice initiative metrics for physician incentive compensation, Grace Makari-Judson MD, Tamara Wrenn, Wilson Mertens MD, Gordon Josephson MD, and James Stewart MD

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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Commercial insurance coverage for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation in patients with heart failure in the United States, Quinn Pack MD

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

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The current and potential capacity for cardiac rehabilitation utilization in the United States, Quinn Pack MD

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The prognostic importance of weight loss in coronary artery disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis, 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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Reducing patient placement errors in emergency department admissions: right patient, right bed, Niels Rathlev MD, Christine Bryson MD, Patricia Samra, Lynn Garreffi, Haiping Li, Bonnie Geld, and Paul Visintainer

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What We Teach: A Fellow's Perspective on House Staff Education, Risheen Reejhsinghani

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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.

A rare case of Raynaud’s vasculitis secondary to Hepatitis B vaccination: The induced auto-immune attack syndrome, Vijairam Selvaraj M.D., Owolabi Ogunneye MD, Tara Lagu MD, and Stephen Ryzewicz MD

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Transient serotonin syndrome caused by concurrent use of tramadol and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, Muhammad Shakoor MD

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Unique presentations of invasive lobular breast cancer: a case series, Muhammad Shakoor MD