School of Medicine Student Publications

 

The School of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) was founded in 1962 with the mission to advance the health and well-being of the people of the Commonwealth and the world through pioneering education, research, and health care delivery with our clinical partners. The UMMS educational experience will inspire our future physicians and physician scientists to excel in patient care, innovation, discovery, leadership and service.

This collection showcases journal articles, presentations and other publications authored by medical students at UMass Medical School. See also the collections for specific programs: Capstone Presentations; Senior Scholars Program; and Student Perspectives on Effective Teaching.

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Publications from 2015

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Prehabilitation for Shoulder Dysfunction in Breast Cancer, Sara-Grace Reynolds, Jennifer Baima, Debra Waugh, Lauren Woo, John Sooy, Anne C. Larkin, B. Marie Ward, and Kathryn Edmiston

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Human adipose tissue expansion in pregnancy is impaired in gestational diabetes mellitus, Raziel Rojas-Rodriguez, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Lawrence M. Lifshitz, Karl D. Bellve, So-Yun Min, Jacqueline Pires, Katherine Leung, Crina Boeras, Aylin Sert, Jacqueline T. Draper, and Silvia Corvera

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Power of Knowledge: Effect of Two Educational Interventions on Readiness for Chlamydia Screening, Rachel Sagor, Jeremy Golding, Margaret M. Giorgio, and Diane R. Blake

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Excipients in Oral Antihistamines Can Perpetuate Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Elizabeth M. Tocci, Amanda Robinson, Leah Belazarian, Elizabeth Foley, Karen Wiss, and Dianne L. Silvestri

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Preventive behaviors and knowledge of tick-borne illnesses: results of a survey from an endemic area, Sara L. Valente, Daniel Wemple, Sebastian Ramos, Suzanne B. Cashman, and Judith A. Savageau

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An effective approach to diagnosis and surgical repair of refractory medial epicondylitis, Amrit V. Vinod and Glen Ross

Publications from 2014

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FGF2 and insulin signaling converge to regulate cyclin D expression in multipotent neural stem cells, Adedamola Adepoju, Nicola Micali, Kazuya Ogawa, Daniel J. Hoeppner, and Ronald D.G. McKay

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Inpatient versus outpatient cleft lip repair and alveolar bone grafting: a cost analysis, Mark Graham Albert, Oksana Olegovna Babchenko, Janice F. Lalikos, and Douglas Miller Rothkopf

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Continuing challenges in the diagnosis and management of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, Veronica Baptista, Neil Marya, Anupam Singh, Abbas Rupawala, Bilal Gondal, and David R. Cave

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Unveiling the surgical risk associated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy in bladder cancer, Joaquim Bellmunt, J J. Leow, and William Martin-Doyle

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Inspiring careers in STEM and healthcare fields through medical simulation embedded in high school science education, Louis Berk, Sharon L. Muret-Wagstaff, Riya Goyal, Julie A. Joyal, James A. Gordon, Russell Faux, and Nancy Oriol

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Clinical and financial impact of hospital readmissions after colorectal resection: predictors, outcomes, and costs, Rachelle N. Damle, Nicole B. Cherng, Julie Flahive, Jennifer S. Davids, Justin A. Maykel, Paul R. Sturrock, W. Brian Sweeney, and Karim Alavi

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Clostridium difficile infection after colorectal surgery: a rare but costly complication, Rachelle N. Damle, Nicole B. Cherng, Julie Flahive, Jennifer S. Davids, Justin A. Maykel, Paul R. Sturrock, W. Brian Sweeney, and Karim Alavi

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Changes in Patient Reported Symptoms During the Natural Progression of Osteoarthritis, Matthew C. DeWolf, Patty S. Freedson, David C. Ayers, and Patricia D. Franklin

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Upper extremity injury management by non-physician emergency practitioners in rural Uganda: A pilot study, Daniel S. Frank, Katie Dunleavy, Rashidah Nambaziira, Irene Nayebare, Bradley Dreifuss, and Mark Bisanzo

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Novel Methodology for Using Radiostereometric Analysis to Monitor Fracture Healing, Peter K. Garas, Erik Lovria, and John J. Wixted

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Curricular factors associated with medical students' practice of the skin cancer examination: an educational enhancement initiative by the integrated skin exam consortium, Amit Garg, Leah Belazarian, and Erik Domingues

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The Integrated Skin Exam film: an educational intervention to promote early detection of melanoma by medical students, Amit Garg, Leah Belazarian, and Erik Domingues

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Stable C0T-1 repeat RNA is abundant and is associated with euchromatic interphase chromosomes, Lisa L. Hall, Dawn M. Carone, Alvin V. Gomez, Heather J. Kolpa, Meg Byron, Nitish Mehta, Frank O. Fackelmayer, and Jeanne B. Lawrence (Cell)

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Factors influencing the development of antibiotic associated diarrhea in ED patients discharged home: risk of administering IV antibiotics, John P. Haran, Gregory Hayward, Stephen Skinner, Chris Merritt, David C. Hoaglin, Patricia L. Hibberd, Shan Lu, and Edward W. Boyer

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An update on diaper dermatitis, Christopher Klunk, Erik Domingues, and Karen Wiss

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A systematic review and meta-analysis of adjuvant and neoadjuvant chemotherapy for upper tract urothelial carcinoma, Jeffrey J. Leow, William Martin-Doyle, Andre P. Fay, Toni K. Choueiri, Steven L. Chang, and Joaquim Bellmunt

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Adjuvant chemotherapy for invasive bladder cancer: a 2013 updated systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials, Jeffrey J. Leow, William Martin-Doyle, Padma S. Rajagopal, Chirayu G. Patel, Erin M. Anderson, Andrew T. Rothman, Richard J. Cote, Yuksel Urun, Steven L. Chang, Toni K. Choueiri, and Joaquim Bellmunt

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Cognitive status in patients hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure, Seth N. Levin, Alexandra M. Hajduk, David D. McManus, Chad E. Darling, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Frederick A. Spencer, Robert J. Goldberg, and Jane S. Saczynski

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Histone Deacetylase 3 Modulates Tbx5 Activity to Regulate Early Cardiogenesis, Sara L. Lewandowski, Harish P. Janardhan, Kevin M. Smee, Marcos Bachman, Zheng Sun, Mitchell A. Lazar, and Chinmay M. Trivedi

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Folding of the RNA recognition motif (RRM) domains of the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)-linked protein TDP-43 reveals an intermediate state, Brian C. Mackness, Meme T. Tran, Shannan P. McClain, C. Robert Matthews, and Jill A. Zitzewitz

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PedsQL correlates to PODCI in pediatric orthopaedic outpatient clinic, Susan T. Mahan, Leslie A. Kalish, Patricia L. Connell, Marie Harris, Zainab Abdul-Rahim, and Peter Waters

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The Accuracy of Recalled versus Measured Pre-Pregnancy Weight for the Calculation of Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass Index, Jessica V. Masiero, Julie M. Tabroff, Elizabeth Scannell, Katherine G. Leung, Molly E. Waring, and Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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Evening Snacking in Relation to Self-reported Declines in Sleep Quality during Pregnancy: Preliminary Results from the Decision-Making, Eating, and Weight Gain during Pregnancy (DEW) Study, Wendy McCallum, Bradley M. Appelhans, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Sherry R. Xiao, Shums Alikhan, Isabelle C. Pierre-Louis, Barbara C. Olendzki, Sherry L. Pagoto, and Molly E. Waring

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Systolic and diastolic mechanics in stress cardiomyopathy, Keith Medeiros, Mark J. O'Connor, Catalin F. Baicu, Timothy P. Fitzgibbons, Peter Shaw, Dennis A. Tighe, Michael R. Zile, and Gerard P. Aurigemma

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PTEN loss in biopsy tissue predicts poor clinical outcomes in prostate cancer, Prabhakar Mithal, Emma Allott, Leah Gerber, Julia Reid, William Welbourn, Eliso Tikishvili, Jimmy Park, Adib Younus, Zaina Sangale, Jerry S. Lanchbury, Steven Stone, and Stephen J. Freedland

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Endoscopic photoconversion reveals unexpectedly broad leukocyte trafficking to and from the gut, Angela M. Morton, Esen Sefik, Rabi Upadhyay, Ralph Weissleder, Christophe Benoist, and Diane Mathis

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Differing patterns of selection and geospatial genetic diversity within two leading Plasmodium vivax candidate vaccine antigens, Christian M. Parobek, Jeffrey A. Bailey, Nicholas J. Hathaway, Duong Socheat, William O. Rogers, and Jonathan J. Juliano

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Case report on renal failure reversal in lambda chain multiple myeloma with bortezomib and dexamethasone, Bhanu K. Patibandla, Akshita Narra, Ahmad A. Alwassia, Anthony Bartley, Gurprataap S. Sandhu, James Rooney, and Robert M. Black

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The Role of Multiple Sclerosis as a Risk Factor for the Development of Osteoporosis, Christopher Perrone, Christine M. Foley, Linda C. Churchill, Sybil L. Crawford, Judith K. Ockene, and Carolina Ionete

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Determining cochlear implant users' true noise tolerance: use of speech reception threshold in noise testing, Sarah F. Poissant, Eva M. Bero, Lauren Busekroos, and Weiru Shao

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The novel organic arsenical darinaparsin induces MAPK-mediated and SHP1-dependent cell death in T-cell lymphoma and Hodgkin lymphoma cells and human xenograft models, Dashnamoorthy Ravi, Savita Bhalla, Ronald B. Gartenhaus, Jennifer Crombie, Irawati Kandela, Jaya Sharma, Andrew Mazar, and Andrew M. Evens

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Weight-based discrimination and medication adherence among low-income African Americans with hypertension: how much of the association is mediated by self-efficacy?, Michael P. Richardson, Molly E. Waring, Monica L. Wang, Lisa Nobel, Yendelela L. Cuffee, Sharina D. Person, Sandral Hullett, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Jeroan J. Allison

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The use of in-situ simulation to improve safety in the plastic surgery office: a feasibility study, Fred E. Shapiro, John B. Pawlowski, Noah M. Rosenberg, Xiaoxia Liu, David M. Feinstein, and Richard D. Urman

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Office-based anesthesia: safety and outcomes, Fred E. Shapiro, Nathan Punwani, Noah M. Rosenberg, Arnaldo Valedon, Rebecca Twersky, and Richard D. Urman

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Dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa associated with amniotic band syndrome, Haley Snadecki, Vincent Criscione, Alisha Jaquith, Beverly N. Hay, April Deng, and Karen Wiss

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Child abuse masquerading as a soft tissue sarcoma, Lauren Strazzula, Sheila M. Greenlaw, Sara O. Vargas, and Leah Belazarian

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The deep penetrating nevus, Lauren Strazzula, Maryanne Makredes Senna, Mariko Yasuda, and Leah Belazarian

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Demographic Characteristics Associated with the Presence of Recalled and Measured Prepregnancy Weights, Julie M. Tabroff, Jessica V. Masiero, Elizabeth Scannell, Katherine G. Leung, Molly E. Waring, and Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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Trauma training course: innovative teaching models and methods for training health workers in active conflict zones of Eastern Myanmar, Charles H. Washington, Francis J. Tyler, Julia Davis, Douglas R. Shapiro, Adam Richards, Matthew Richard, Thomas J. Lee, Taryn L. Colton, Louis Berk, Loren Rauch, Eh Kalu Shwe Oo, Richard Hahn, and Lawrence M. Stock

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What Happens to Mental Health Treatment During Pregnancy? Women's Experience with Prescribing Providers, Linda F. Weinreb, Nancy Byatt, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Karen Tenner, and Judith A. Savageau

Publications from 2013

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Factors influencing time to diagnosis and initiation of treatment of endemic Burkitt Lymphoma among children in Uganda and western Kenya: a cross-sectional survey, Geoffrey C. Buckle, Jennifer Pfau Collins, Peter Odada Sumba, Beccy Nakalema, Dorine Omenah, Kristine Stiffler, Corey Casper, Juliana A. Otieno, Jackson Orem, and Ann M. Moormann

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Understanding Factors that Influence Pregnant and Parenting Teenagers to Seek Medical Care for Themselves and Their Children in the Emergency Room versus with their Primary Care Providers, Amanda B. Burrage, Kristen Stogsdill, and Diane R. Blake

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Barriers to health care among Asian immigrants in the United States: a traditional review, Juliana Clough, Sunmin Lee, and David H. Chae

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Management of a patient with Turner syndrome presenting with an isolated left subclavian artery aneurysm, Jesse Columbo, Jessica P. Simons, Donald T. Baril, and Andres Schanzer

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Self-reported help-seeking behaviors and treatment choices of adolescents regarding acne, Kristen C. Corey, Carol E. Cheng, Blair Irwin, and Alexandra B. Kimball

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The relationship between coping styles in response to unfair treatment and understanding of diabetes self-care, Michelle L. Dyke, Yendelela L. Cuffee, Jewell H. Halanych, Richard H. McManus, Carol Curtin, and Jeroan J. Allison

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Editorial comment, Stephen Freedland and Prabhakar Mithal

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Herb use, vitamin use, and diet in low-income, postpartum women, Paula Gardiner, Kelli Jarrett, Amanda Filippelli, Christine Pecci, Maya Y. Mauch, and Brian Jack

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A Retrospective Analysis of Opioid Consumption Among Different Orthopedic Surgeons for Total Joint Replacement, Costas J. Gioules, Hayden B. Rockson, Russell M. Flatto, Arnel J. Almeda, and Anthony L. Schwagerl

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Expression of ITGB8 in Epicardial Adipose Tissue is Highly and Directly Correlated with the Severity of Coronary Atherosclerosis, Nancy Lee, Sarah M. Nicoloro, Juerg R. Straubhaar, Melinda Darrigo, Stanley Tam, Michael P. Czech, and Timothy P. Fitzgibbons

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Impact of mirabegron extended-release on the treatment of overactive bladder with urge urinary incontinence, urgency, and frequency, Raymond Lee, Mitchell H. Bamberger, and Pamela Ellsworth

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High glucose-induced downregulation of connexin 30.2 promotes retinal vascular lesions: implications for diabetic retinopathy, Julia Manasson, Thomas Tien, Colleen Moore, Nalin M. Kumar, and Sayon Roy

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Relative Roles of Medical Interventions and Infrastructure in an Urban Community’s Infant Mortality Rate: 100 Years of Infant Mortality in the City of Worcester, Maya Y. Mauch and B. Dale Magee

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Institute of medicine 2009 gestational weight gain guideline knowledge: survey of obstetrics/gynecology and family medicine residents of the United States, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Molly E. Waring, Gina M. T. Sullivan, Xun Liao, Milagros C. Rosal, Janet R. Hardy, and Robert E. Berry Jr.

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Unconventional doctoring: a medical student's reflections on total suffering, Sophia Paraschos

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Patterns in immunohistochemical usage in extended core prostate biopsies: comparisons among genitourinary pathologists and nongenitourinary pathologists, Anna Plourde, Alden Gross, Zhong Jiang, and Christopher L. Owens

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Utilization of morning report by acute care surgery teams: results from a qualitative study, Patricia L. Pringle, Courtney E. Collins, and Heena Santry

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Primary endpoints of the biventricular pacing after cardiac surgery trial, Henry M. Spotnitz, Santos E. Cabreriza, Daniel Y. Wang, T. Alexander Quinn, Bin Cheng, Lauren N. Bedrosian, Linda Aponte-Patel, and Craig R. Smith

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Improved Survival after Heart Failure: A Community-based Perspective, Kristy T. Webster, Samuel W. Joffe, David D. McManus, MIchael S. Kiernan, Darleen M. Lessard, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Chad E. Darling, Joel M. Gore, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Prenatal Oral Health Education in U.S. Obstetrics and Gynecology Residencies and Dental Schools: Results of a National Survey, Megan Weeks, Judith A. Savageau, and Hugh Silk

Publications from 2012

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Are Our Students Teachers?, Joel Bradley and Melissa A. Fischer

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Dermal collagen matrices for ventral hernia repair: comparative analysis in a rat model, G. Broderick, Joyce McIntyre, M. Noury, Heather M. Strom, Charles M. Psoinos, A. Christakas, Kristen L. Billiar, Zachary M. Hurwitz, Janice F. Lalikos, Ronald A. Ignotz, and Raymond M. Dunn

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Gestational Weight Gain Prior to Glucola and Risk of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Anna BuAbbud, Katherine Callaghan, Xun Liao, and Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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Limbic and motor function comparison of deep brain stimulation of the zona incerta and subthalamic nucleus, Anthony M. Burrows, Paula D. Ravin, Peter Novak, Mary Linton Peters, Brian Dessureau, Joan M. Swearer, and Julie G. Pilitsis

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Evaluating the Efficacy of Training Programs for Community Health Workers in Rural Uganda, Elizabeth Butler, Edward O’Neil, Zachary Tabb, Edward Mwebe, John Mukadde, Prossy Jim, Michael A. Godkin, Judith A. Savageau, Safi Ahmed, and Arwen Wolfe

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Use of cholecystostomy tubes in the management of patients with primary diagnosis of acute cholecystitis, Nicole Cherng, Elan R. Witkowski, Erica B. Sneider, Jason T. Wiseman, Joanne Lewis, Demetrius E. M. Litwin, Heena P. Santry, Mitchell A. Cahan, and Shimul A. Shah

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Hyperspectral imaging for early detection of oxygenation and perfusion changes in irradiated skin, Michael S. Chin, Brian B. Freniere, Yuan-Chyuan Lo, Jonathan H. Saleeby, Stephen P. Baker, Heather M. Strom, Ronald A. Ignotz, Janice F. Lalikos, and Thomas J. Fitzgerald

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Assessing Patient-Provider Collaboration in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes in Jamaica and Effects on Glycemic Control, Paul E. Daniel Jr., Michael A. Godkin, Judith A. Savageau, Rosemarie Wright-Pascoe, and Michael G. Lee

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Epidemiological and clinical changes in American tegumentary leishmaniasis in an area of Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis transmission over a 20-year period, Lara Jirmanus, Marshall J. Glesby, Luis H. Guimaraes, Ednaldo L. Lago, Maria Elisa Rosa, Paulo R. Machado, and Edgar M. Carvalho

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Assessing Oral Health Curriculum in U.S. Family Medicine Residency Programs: A National Survey, Ronnelle King, Hugh Silk, Judith A. Savageau, Ian M. Bennett, and Alexander W. Chessman

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Intraspinal penetrating stab injury to the middle thoracic spinal cord with no neurologic deficit, Xinning Li, Emily J. Curry, Micah Blais, Richard Ma, and Arno S. Sungarian

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Admission Hyperglycemia in Setting of Acute Heart Failure is Associated with Increased In-hospital Mortality Among Patients without Diabetes, Nicholas J. Maselli, Chad E. Darling, David D. McManus, Darleen M. Lessard, Robert J. Goldberg, and Jane S. Saczynski

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Expectations of gender in medical education, Kevin McMullen, Matthew Janko, and Kelley Wittbold

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Codon Optimization for Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Disease, Timothy Menz, Qiushi Tang, Lina Song, Christian Mueller, and Terence R. Flotte

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Diagnostic Patterns and Immunohistochemical Stain Usage in Extended Core Prostate Biopsies: Comparisons Between Genitourinary and Non-Genitourinary Pathologists, Anna Plourde, Zhong Jiang, and Christopher L. Owens

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Effect of an office-based surgical safety system on patient outcomes, Noah M. Rosenberg, Richard D. Urman, Sean Gallagher, John Stenglein, Xiaoxia Liu, and Fred E. Shapiro

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Health Care for the Homeless: An Aging Demographic 2006 to 2010, Jennifer Aborn Russo and Carole C. Upshur

Publications from 2011

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Tales from the EMR: Does a 21st-Century Data Warehouse Facilitate Clinical Research for Pancreatic Cancer?, Edward J. Arous, Jillian K. Smith, Sing Chau Ng, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Theodore P. McDade

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Improving Prenatal Education in a Health Center: A Pilot Study, Marcy Keddy Boucher, Hugh Silk, Judith A. Savageau, Katharine C. Barnard, and Mary Flynn

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Universal Health Care Coverage in Massachusetts: A Follow-up on the Effects on Neurosurgical Practice, Anthony M. Burrows, Julie G. Pilitsis, Lynn Levecque, Richard P. Moser, and Demetrius E. M. Litwin

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Creation of 3D Digital Anthropomorphic Phantoms which Model Actual Patient Non-rigid Body Motion as Determined from MRI and Position Tracking Studies of Volunteers, Caitlin M. Connolly, Arda Konik, Paul K. R. Dasari, P. Segars, Shaokuan Zheng, K. L. Johnson, Joyoni Dey, and Michael A. King

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Fatty acid and endotoxin activate inflammasomes in mouse hepatocytes that release danger signals to stimulate immune cells, Timea Csak, Michal Ganz, Justin Pespisa, Karen Kodys, Angela Dolganiuc, and Gyongyi Szabo

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The characteristics of patients with type 1: intraforaminal vertebral artery anomalies, Mark S. Eskander, Michelle E. Aubin, Joshua W. Major, Bree Huning, Jacob M. Drew, Julianne Marvin, and Patrick J. Connolly

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Teaching Oral Health in U.S. Medical Schools: Results of a National Survey, Ashley Ferullo, Hugh Silk, and Judith A. Savageau

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Lipopolysaccharide induces and activates the Nalp3 inflammasome in the liver, Michal Ganz, Timea Csak, Bharath D. Nath, and Gyongyi Szabo

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Vitreous substitutes: a comprehensive review, Teri T. Kleinberg, Radouil T. Tzekov, Linda Stein, Nathan Ravi, and Shalesh Kaushal

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Assessment of Olfactory Processing in Parkinson’s Disease Patients, Mary Linton Peters, Jacob Kleinman, Wei Huang, Keith A. Cauley, Paula D. Ravin, Peter Novak, Ali Bourisly, Jean A. King, and Julie G. Pilitsis

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Identifying Characteristics of Effective Small Group Learning Valued by Medical Students and Facilitators, Diana T. Robillard, Laura M. Spring, Susan J. Pasquale, and Judith A. Savageau

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Improving Delivery of Evidence-Based Prenatal Care in a Family Medicine Clinic, Rachel Rosenberg and Jeremy Golding

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Consumer-oriented interventions for evidence-based prescribing and medicines use: an overview of systematic reviews, Rebecca Ryan, Nancy Santesso, Sophie Hill, Dianne Lowe, Caroline Kaufman, and Jeremy Grimshaw

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Uniting Student Musicians and Patients: A Quality Improvement Project, Daniel B. Schmolze and Suzana Makowski

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Targeted signal-amplifying enzymes enhance MRI of EGFR expression in an orthotopic model of human glioma, Mohammed S. Shazeeb, Christopher H. Sotak, Michael J. DeLeo III, and Alexei A. Bogdanov Jr.

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Impact of pass/fail grading on medical students' well-being and academic outcomes, Laura M. Spring, Diana Robillard, Lorrie Gehlbach, and Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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The use of acellular dermal regeneration template for recalcitrant pilonidal disease, Carolyn J. Vaughn and Janice F. Lalikos