Submissions from 2015
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
How to integrate predictions in outcomes in planning clinical care, Michael Germain M.D.
Iron dosing in kidney disease: inconsistency of evidence and clinical practice, Michael Germain M.D.
Should Dialysis be Offered to All Elderly Patients, Michael Germain M.D.
Elderly-Onset Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders, Kah Poh Loh MD and Maura Brennan MD
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
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.
Cases from Baystate Medical Center - Case 2: Chlorpromazine-induced hepatitis, Anita Mulye MD and Tara Lagu MD
Prevention of stent thrombosis: challenges and solutions, Risheen Reejhsinghani and Amir Lotfi MD
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
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.
Bifurcated vaccination needle, Andrew Artenstein MD
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
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.
Connecting Mixed Methods as an Education Research Strategy, Rebecca Blanchard PhD
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
Caregiver burden and hemodialysis, Lewis Cohen MD and Michael Germain M.D.
Per-oral endoscopic myotomy white paper summary, David Desilets MD
Maintaining situational awareness in a cardiac intensive care unit, Daniel Engelman MD, Thomas Higgins M.D., Rakesh Talati MD, and Jason Grimsman MD
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.
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.
Control-relevant erythropoiesis modeling in end-stage renal disease, Michael Germain M.D.
International variation in classification of dialysis withdrawal: a systematic review, Michael Germain M.D.
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
Liver cancer presenting as a pancreatic mass, Rony Ghaoui MD, Maria Gonzalez MD, and David Desilets MD
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
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
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.
Adaptive leadership: reacting to mission-critical milestones, Thomas Higgins M.D.
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
Severe sepsis outcomes: how are we doing?*, Thomas Higgins MD
Images of America Baystate Medical Center, Thomas Higgins MD and Linda Baillargeon
Comparing Failed and Successful Revascularization, William Hiser MD
Publication Rates of Presentations at Medical Meetings, Jonathan Housey
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
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
The axes of access--improving care for patients with disabilities, Tara Lagu M.D. and Peter Lindenauer M.D.
Use of mechanical ventilation by patients with and without dementia, 2001 through 2011, Tara Lagu M.D., Penny Pekow, and Peter Lindenauer M.D.
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.
The impact of hospital-onset Clostridium difficile infection on outcomes of hospitalized patients with sepsis, Tara Lagu MD, Mihaela Stefan M.D., Sarah Haessler M.D., Thomas Higgins MD, Nicholas Hannon, Jay Steingrub MD, and Peter Lindenauer M.D.
An evaluation of hepatic enzyme elevations among HIV-infected released prisoners enrolled in two randomized placebo-controlled trials of extended release naltrexone, Thomas Lincoln MD and Daniel Skiest M.D.
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
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.
The authors reply, Peter Lindenauer M.D.
The authors reply, Peter Lindenauer M.D.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Gastrointestinal: Incidentally detected gastric carcinoma in patient with common variable immunoglobulin deficiency, Kah Poh Loh MD, John Hunt MD, and Vaibhav Mehendiratta MD
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
Training the ambulatory internist: rebalancing residency education, Gina Luciano MD, Michael Rosenblum MD, and Sudeep Kaur Aulakh MD
Must one be a global end-diastolic index master to treat subarachnoid hemorrhage?*., Patrick Mailloux M.D.
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
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
Measuring grade inflation: A clinical grade discrepancy score, Anna Paskausky
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.
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.