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Submissions from 2017

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Cognitive dysfunction: another reason to treat obstructive sleep apnea in stroke patients, Karin Johnson MD and Douglas Johnson MD

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Blood Management Strategies to Reduce Transfusions After Elective Lower-Extremity Joint Arthroplasty Surgeries: One Tertiary Care Hospital's Early Experience With an Alternative Payment Model-a Total Joint "Bundle"., Ankit Kansagra MD, Chester Andrzejewski MD, Robert Krushell MD, Andrew Lehman MD, Jordan Greenbaum MD, Paul Visintainer, Joan McGirr, Kathleen Mahoney MD, Darlene Cloutier, Alice Ehresman, and Mihaela Stefan MD

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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

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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

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Use of Accessible Examination Tables in the Primary Care Setting: A Survey of Physical Evaluations and Patient Attitudes, Tara Lagu

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Use of Accessible Examination Tables in the Primary Care Setting: A Survey of Physical Evaluations and Patient Attitudes, Tara Lagu

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

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

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Pain is Associated with Missed Clinic Visits Among HIV-Positive Women, Thomas Lincoln MD

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

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

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

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Readmissions and Other Measures of Hospital Quality, Peter Lindenauer

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Keeping It Simple in Sepsis Measures, Peter Lindenauer

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

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Procalcitonin Test Availability: A Survey of Acute Care Hospitals in Massachusetts, Peter Lindenauer

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Procalcitonin Test Availability: A Survey of Acute Care Hospitals in Massachusetts, Peter Lindenauer

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Sleep Disturbance in Smokers with Preserved Pulmonary Function and with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Peter Lindenauer

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The authors reply, Peter Lindenauer

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Hospital Procalcitonin Testing and Antibiotic Treatment of Patients Admitted for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbation, Peter Lindenauer, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Mihaela Stefan MD, and Sarah Haessler MD

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The impact of Bakri balloon tamponade on the rate of postpartum hysterectomy for uterine atony, Anderson Lo, Peter St. Marie, Parul Yadav MD, and Glenn Markenson MD

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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

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

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Divorce and Severity of Coronary Artery Disease: A Multicenter Study, Amir Lotfi

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The Metamorphosis of ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Programs: The Changing Role of the Interventional Cardiologist and its Manpower Implications, Amir Lotfi

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Widowhood and severity of coronary artery disease: a multicenter study, Amir Lotfi

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Audience Response System Facilitates Prediction of Scores on In-Training Examination, Lucienne Lutfy-Clayton M.D.

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Student-Advising Recommendations from the Council of Residency Directors Student Advising Task Force, Lucienne Lutfy-Clayton M.D. and Adam Kellogg M.D.

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

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National Institutes of Health-Funded Cardiac Arrest Research: A 10-Year Trend Analysis, Timothy Mader MD

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Targeted Temperature Management Effectiveness in the Elderly: Insights from a Large Registry, Timothy Mader MD, Lauren Westafer DO, and Nadia Villarroel MD

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Comparison of antithrombotic agents during urgent percutaneous coronary intervention following thrombolytic therapy: A retrospective cohort study, Jaya Mallidi, Peter Robinson MD, Paul Visintainer, Amir Lotfi, and Gregory Giugliano MD

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

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

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Effects of an Ambulation Orderly Program Among Cardiac Surgery Patients, Saki Miwa MD, Paul Visintainer, Richard Engelman MD, Amanda Miller RN, Tara Lagu, Peter Lindenauer, and Quinn Pack 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

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Smoking Cessation Pharmacotherapy Among Smokers Hospitalized for Coronary Heart Disease, Quinn Pack MD, Aruna Priya, Tara Lagu, Penny Pekow, and Peter Lindenauer

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Increased Indoleamine-2,3-Dioxygenase Activity Is Associated With Poor Clinical Outcome in Adults Hospitalized With Influenza in the INSIGHT FLU003Plus Study, Armando Paez MD

Stroke of sadness, Sarvani Penumarty MD

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

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Elderly Patients, Victor Pinto-Plata

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

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Prevalence of persistent blood eosinophilia: relation to outcomes in patients with COPD, Victor Pinto-Plata

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Prospective comparison of non-invasive risk markers of major cardiovascular events in COPD patients, Victor Pinto-Plata

Assessing Frailty and Vulnerability in Older Adults with Cancer, Sheryl Ramdass MD

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

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Persistent pain after motor vehicle collision: comparative effectiveness of opioids vs nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs prescribed from the emergency department-a propensity matched analysis, Niels Rathlev MD

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among Older Adults Experiencing Motor Vehicle Collision: A Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study, Niels Rathlev MD

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Stress-related psychological symptoms contribute to axial pain persistence after motor vehicle collision: path analysis results from a prospective longitudinal study, Niels Rathlev MD

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Efficacy and Safety of Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy for Treatment of Achalasia After Failed Heller Myotomy, John Romanelli MD and David Desilets MD

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The SGIM TEACH Program: A Curriculum for Teachers of Clinical Medicine, Michael Rosenblum 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

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Dextrose, hypokalemia and torsade de pointes, Rajeswer Sarasam MD

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Historical TB treatment-Plombage, Rajeswer Sarasam MD

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Coronary revascularization for acute myocardial infarction in the HIV population, Ghanshyambhai Savani MD

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Individual-specific Variation in the Respiratory Activities of HMECs and Their Bioenergetic Response to IGF1 and TNFα, Sallie Schneider PhD, Elizabeth Henchey, Nazeen Sultana, D Joseph Jerry, D. Joseph Jerry, Grace Makari-Judson MD, Giovanna Crisi MD, Richard Arenas MD, Holly Mason MD, and Nagendra Yadava PhD

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Predictors of Hospital Admission and Urological Intervention in Adult Emergency Department Patients with Computerized Tomography Confirmed Ureteral Stones, Elizabeth Schoenfeld MD

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Shared Decisionmaking in the Emergency Department: A Guiding Framework for Clinicians, Elizabeth Schoenfeld MD

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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

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Physician communication coaching effects on patient experience, Adrienne Seiler MD, Alex Knee, Reham Shaaban MD, Christine Bryson MD, Jasmine Paadam MD, Rohini Harvey MD, Satoko Igarashi MD, Christopher LaChance MD, Evan Benjamin MD, and Tara Lagu

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

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Quality improvement in neurology: Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation Quality Measurement Set update, Anant Shenoy MD

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Quality improvement in neurology: Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation Quality Measurement Set update, Anant Shenoy MD

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Hospital Variation in Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders and End-of-Life Healthcare Use in the United States, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Penny Pekow, and Peter Lindenauer

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Prevalence of Inconsistencies in the Recorded Outcomes of Clinical Evaluations, Blake Spirko MD, Howard Smithline, and Jane Garb

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The comparative effectiveness of noninvasive and invasive ventilation in patients with pneumonia, Mihaela Stefan MD, Aruna Priya, Penny Pekow, Tara Lagu, Jay Steingrub MD, and Peter Lindenauer

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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

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Effect of Ganciclovir on IL-6 Levels Among Cytomegalovirus-Seropositive Adults With Critical Illness: A Randomized Clinical Trial, Jay Steingrub MD

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

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Admission or Observation? Population Health Is Here, James Stewart MD

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Supplement Use and Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in a Cooperative Group Trial (S0221): The DELCaP Study, James Stewart MD

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

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A pilot clinical trial of recombinant human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 in acute respiratory distress syndrome, Mark Tidswell MD

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Nonlinear Imputation of PaO2/FIO2 From SpO2/FIO2 Among Mechanically Ventilated Patients in the ICU: A Prospective, Observational Study, Mark Tidswell MD and Jay Steingrub MD

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Low Thyroid Hormone Levels Disrupt Thyrotrope Development, Ksenia Tonyushkina MD

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