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


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

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

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

Subacute Diffuse Large Joint Osteonecrosis in an HIV patient on MAART, Nicolas Cal MD

Air in the gastric wall – a rare case of emphysematous gastritis, Thomas Chin MD

Air in the gastric wall – a rare case of emphysematous gastritis, Thomas Chin MD

Visual Hallucination in Older Adults, Woon Chong MD

Differentiating differentiation syndrome: A diagnostic dilemma, Soumabha Das MD

Utilization of HBOC-201 in Treatment of a Jehovah’s Witness with Critical Anemia During Sickle Crisis: A Case Report, Jonathan Davis MD

Not Your Average Baby Bump: Pregnancy and Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP), Jillian Edmunds MD

Volume Overloaded: Not Just Simple CHF, Omar El Kawkgi MD

A Case of Acute Transient Flaccid Paralysis with Anaplasmosis, Amanda Fernandes MD

The Nose Knows: A Case of Refractory Olfactory Hypertension, Amanda Fernandes MD


Introduction to the Special Issue on the Studies on the Implementation of Integrated Models of Alcohol, Tobacco, and/or Drug Use Interventions and Medical Care, Peter Friedmann MD


The greatly misunderstood erythropoietin resistance index and the case for a new responsiveness measure, Michael Germain MD


Open access colonoscopy: Critical appraisal of indications, quality metrics and outcomes, Rony Ghaoui MD, Sheryl Ramdass MD, Jennifer Friderici, and David Desilets MD

Ruptured Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva Associated With Situs Ambiguus and Isolated Levocardia in an Adult With New Onset Heart Failure, Safieh Golestaneh MD


Late Effects Surveillance Recommendations among Survivors of Childhood Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: A Children's Oncology Group Report, Satkiran Grewal MD


Using patient admission characteristics alone to predict mortality of critically ill patients: A comparison of 3 prognostic scores, Thomas Higgins MD

Hard PRESed to stop Benzodiazepines? A case of Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy from Benzodiazepine Withdrawal, James Higgs MD

Tuberculosis: A Pain in the Brain, James Higgs MD


The Need for Psychosocial Interventions to Facilitate the Transition to Extended-Release Naltrexone (XR-NTX) Treatment for Opioid Dependence: A Concise Review of the Literature, Randall Hoskinson and Peter Friedmann MD

When Your Liver Can Not Breathe, Issra Jamal MD

Nutrition and exercise education for high school students as a way to prevent adulthood obesity, Kathryn Jobbins DO

Extended-release naltrexone for opioid use disorder started during or following incarceration, Benjamin Johnson MD


Preoperative Anemia: Evaluation and Treatment, Ankit Kansagra MD and Mihaela Stefan MD


Can social media be used as a hospital quality improvement tool?, Tara Lagu MD, Sarah Goff MD, Benjamin Craft, Stephanie Calcasola, Evan Benjamin MD, Aruna Priya, and Peter Lindenauer MD


Direct Admission to Hospital: A Mixed Methods Survey of Pediatric Practices, Benefits, and Challenges, Tara Lagu and Peter Lindenauer


Association of do-not-resuscitate orders and hospital mortality rate among patients with pneumonia, Peter Lindenauer MD


Preventability and Causes of Readmissions in a National Cohort of General Medicine Patients, Peter Lindenauer MD


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


Ambulatory Morning Report: A Case-Based Method of Teaching EBM Through Experiential Learning, Gina Luciano MD, Paul Visintainer, and Reva Kleppel


Response, Maypole, Mihaela Stefan MD, and Peter Lindenauer


A State-Level Assessment of Hospital-Based Palliative Care and the Use of Life-Sustaining Therapies in the United States, William McGee MD, Diane Dietzen MD, and Thomas Higgins MD


Collaborating Across Borders in Global Health: Reflections and Lessons Learned, Marie Meckel

A heart-breaking tick bite. Case of a patient with Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis Cardiomyopathy, Rehan Mujahid MD

Congenital cardiac diverticulum- A rare cause of thromboembolic disease, Rehan Mujahid MD


Availability and characteristics of cardiac rehabilitation programmes in China, Quinn Pack MD


Development and Validation of a Predictive Model for Short- and Medium-Term Hospital Readmission Following Heart Valve Surgery, Quinn Pack MD, Aruna Priya, Tara Lagu, Penny Pekow, Richard Engelman MD, and Peter Lindenauer

Pulmonary Embolism Masquerading as Falls, Kostas Papamakakis MD


Handgrip weakness and mortality risk in COPD: a multicentre analysis, Victor Pinto-Plata


Variation in prevalence and patterns of peripherally inserted central catheter use in adults hospitalized with pneumonia, Aruna Priya, Penny Pekow, and Peter Lindenauer

A Win for EMR Providing effective, timely and well communicated treatment for an individual with a rare medical condition, Ryan Quarles

Acute on Chronic Liver Failure (ACLF) in Patients Presenting with Variceal Bleeding: A 5 year, multi-center US experience, Sheryl Ramdass MD

A Multicenter Evaluation of Baveno Guideline Adherence and Outcomes For Patients with Acute Variceal Hemorrhage, Sheryl Ramdass MD

An unusual cause of acute liver failure, Sheryl Ramdass MD

Long-term outcomes of elders discharged on antipsychotics, Sheryl Ramdass MD

Open Access Colonoscopy: Critical appraisal of indications, quality metrics and outcomes, Sheryl Ramdass MD


Randomized Controlled Trial of Electronic Care Plan Alerts and Resource Utilization by High Frequency Emergency Department Users with Opioid Use Disorder, Niels Rathlev MD, Ashley Deutsch MD, Howard Smithline MD, Haiping Li, and Paul Visintainer

Cyclical Thrombocytopenia: A Rare but Fatal Imitator of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia, Shazia Samanani MD


Saddle pulmonary embolism: right ventricular strain an indicator for early surgical approach, Rajeswer Sarasam MD


Validity of STONE scores in younger patients presenting with suspected uncomplicated renal colic, Elizabeth Schoenfeld MD, Kye Poronsky, Tala Elia MD, Gavin Budhram MD, Jane Garb, and Timothy Mader MD

Ion Membrane Channelopathies: A Connected Gateway: Brugada Pattern in a patient with underlying Charcot Marie Tooth Syndrome, Shakil Shaikh MD

Living with the Deceased: A Case on Decision Making Capacity, Shakil Shaikh MD

Incidental malignancy in the elderly: a difficult decision, Ali Shami MD

Perioperative Assessment of and Care for the Elderly and Frail, Rebecca Starr MD and Mihaela Stefan MD

An emerging new entity: IgG4 related disease, Eng Tan MD

Inpatient Medicine Perception of Osteoporosis Prevention Study- a qualitative study, Eng Tan MD

To “B” or Not to “B”: A Case of CD20 Antigen Expression in Symptomatic Multiple Myeloma, Monica Thim DO


Mitoxantrone-Induced Cardiotoxicity in Acute Myeloid Leukemia-A Velocity Vector Imaging Analysis, Abhishek Tripathi MD


Resolution of Waldenström Macroglobulinemia-Associated Autoimmune Hemolysis With Ibrutinib, Abhishek Tripathi MD and Richard Steingart MD

Huffing and puffing with cardiac arrest: an unusual presentation of Toluene toxicity, Ritika Vankina MD


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


Postsynaptic α1-Adrenergic Vasoconstriction Is Impaired in Young Patients With Vasovagal Syncope and Is Corrected by Nitric Oxide Synthase Inhibition, Paul Visintainer

Submissions from 2015


Heart rate response to a caudal block in children anesthetized with sevoflurane after ultrasound confirmation of placement, Adam Adler MD, Donald Schwartz MD, Annmarie Begley, Jennifer Friderici, and Neil Connelly MD

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

In-Hospital Temporal Trends in Gastrointestinal Bleeding Associated with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the United States Between 2006-2011, Nitesh Ainani MD

What is the source? Nontyphoidal Salmonella Endocarditis in a hospitalised patient, Nitesh Ainani MD

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

When your pancreas can’t handle shingles, Ghassan Alzayer MD

Bioterrorism, Andrew Artenstein MD


Fostering Further Successes in Vaccinology, Andrew Artenstein MD

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


Pause-dependent paroxysmal phase-4 atrioventricular block, Auras Atreya MD, James Cook MD, and Marshal Fox MD

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

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Sudeep Kaur Aulakh MD

Digoxin Overdose, Sudeep Kaur Aulakh MD

Familial Adenomatous Polyposis and 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

Seeing is believing: Optimizing outpatient direct observation in the age of milestones, Sudeep Kaur Aulakh MD and Michael Rosenblum MD

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

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

Cultivating Medical Education Research Mentorship as a Pathway Towards High Quality Medical Education Research, Rebecca Blanchard PhD and Paul Visintainer

Subacute Diffuse Large Joint Osteonecrosis in an HIV patient on MAART, Nicolas Cal MD

Broken-hearted, again – A case of recurrent stress cardiomyopathy, Thomas Chin 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

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