T.H. Chan School of Medicine Student Publications

 

The T.H. Chan School of Medicine at UMass Chan Medical School 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 UMass Chan 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, posters, presentations and other publications authored by medical students at UMass Chan. See also the collections for specific programs listed on the Student Scholarship page.

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Publications from 2022

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A response to COVID-19 school closures: The feasibility of a school-linked text message intervention as an adaptation to school-supervised asthma therapy, Juliana Arenas, Sarah Becker, Hannah Seay, Christine F. Frisard, Shushmita Hoque, Michelle Spano, Peter K. Lindenauer, Rajani S. Sadasivam, Lori Pbert, and Michelle Trivedi

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Variability of Prognostic Communication in Critically Ill Neurologic Patients: A Pilot Multicenter Mixed-Methods Study, Connie Ge, Adeline L. Goss, Sybil L. Crawford, Kelsey Goostrey, Praewpannarai Buddadhumaruk, Anne-Marie Shields, Catherine L. Hough, Bernard Lo, Shannon S. Carson, Jay Steingrub, Douglas B. White, and Susanne Muehlschlegel

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Hypertension and contraceptive use among women of child-bearing age in the United States from 2001 to 2018, Lara C. Kovell, Claire V. Meyerovitz, Ekaterina Skaritanov, M. Didem Ayturk, Sharina D. Person, Tara Kumaraswami, Stephen P. Juraschek, and Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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Season 2, Episode 6: Hiya: Saving Face, Anxiety, and Asian-Americans, Hugh Silk, Qiuwei Yang, Lael Ngangmeni, and Henry Del Rosario

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Med Moth: A Storytelling Platform for Improving Wellness in Medical Education, Michelle Silver, Sarah Ohnigian, Hugh Silk, Michael Ennis, and Judith A. Savageau

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Innate lymphoid cells and COVID-19 severity in SARS-CoV-2 infection, Noah J. Silverstein, Yetao Wang, Claudia Carbone, Ann Dauphin, and Jeremy Luban

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Understanding Healthcare Professionals' Perspectives on Point-of-Care Testing, Sean Teebagy, Zi-Yue Wang, Denise Dunlap, Connor Saleeba, Danielle DiMezza, JoAnn Crain, Craig M. Lilly, Bryan Buchholz, David D. McManus, and Nathaniel S. Hafer

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Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) possibly secondary to COVID-19 mRNA vaccination, Zoon Wangu, Hannah Swartz, and Meaghan Doherty

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Impending Backlog of Cleft Palate Patients Due to COVID-19, Jacob J. Wood, Garrick Gu, Robert D. Guber, and Douglas Miller Rothkopf

Publications from 2021

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Clinician Perspectives on the Need for Training and Caring for Pregnant Women with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities [poster], Nili S. Amir, Lauren Smith, Anne M. Valentine, Monika Mitra, Susan L. Parish, and Tiffany Moore Simas

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Clinician perspectives on the need for training on caring for pregnant women with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Nili S. Amir, Lauren Smith, Anne M. Valentine, Monika Mitra, Susan L. Parish, and Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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Season 2, Episode 1: Reflections on a Visit to Holland, Divya Bhatia, Hugh Silk, and Michael P. Hirsh

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Patterns of General Surgery Residency Social Media Use in the Age of COVID-19, Bryce M. Bludevich, Madeline Fryer, Erin M. Scott, Hannah Buettner, Jennifer S. Davids, and Jennifer LaFemina

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Opioid Use and Driving Performance, Keaton T. Cameron-Burr, Albert Conicella, and Mark J. Neavyn

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A case of distal limb arterial tortuosity and dilation: observations and potential clinical significance, Yasmin Carter, Desmond J. Bennett, Vadim Molla, Alexandra E. Wink, Amanda J. Collins, and Eustathia Lela Giannaris

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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Patients' Perceptions of Safety and Need for Elective Foot and Ankle Surgery in the United States, Jimmy J. Chan, Kevin K. Chen, Peter Choi, Edward O. Rojas, Oliver N. Schipper, Amiethab Aiyer, Cesar de Cesar Netto, Amgad M. Haleem, Anish R. Kadakia, and Ettore Vulcano

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The role of clinician assistants in addressing perinatal depression, Katherine M. Cooper, Grace A. Masters, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, and Nancy Byatt

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Severe immune thrombocytopenic purpura after SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, Katherine M. Cooper and Bradley A. Switzer

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Use of hemoglobin A1c to identify dysglycemia in cystic fibrosis, Amy Darukhanavala, Filia Van Dessel, Jannifer Ho, Megan Hansen, Ted M. Kremer, and David Alfego

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Young woman with blurry vision, Christopher DiTullio and Gayle Galletta

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Non-Adherence Tree Analysis (NATA)-An adherence improvement framework: A COVID-19 case study, Ernest Edem Edifor, Regina Brown, Paul Smith, and Rick Kossik

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Neurosteroid and White Matter Correlates of ADHD and Autism Symptoms in Children with ADHD, Tzeidel B. Eichenberg and Jean A. Frazier

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Experiences and perceptions of referrals to a community-based physical activity program for cancer survivors: a qualitative exploration, Jamie M. Faro, Kristin M. Mattocks, Dalton Mourao, Catherine S. Nagawa, Stephenie C. Lemon, Bo Wang, Sarah L. Cutrona, and Rajani S. Sadasivam

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Association of Pharmacological Interventions With Symptom Burden Reduction in Patients With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review, Charles Feinberg, Catherine W. Carr, Roger Zemek, Keith Owen Yeates, Christina Master, Kathryn Schneider, Michael J. Bell, Stephen Wisniewski, and Rebekah Mannix

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In Reply to Ramotshwana et al, Terence R. Flotte, Anne C. Larkin, Melissa A. Fischer, Sonia N. Chimienti, Deborah M. DeMarco, Pang-Yen Fan, and Michael F. Collins

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The Impact of Telehealth Implementation on Underserved Populations and No-Show Rates by Medical Specialty During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Ellen B. Franciosi, Alice J. Tan, Bina Kassamali, Nicholas Leonard, Guohai Zhou, Steven Krueger, Medhi Rashighi, and Avery LaChance

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Response to the influence of teledermatology on health care access and equity, Ellen B. Franciosi, Alice J. Tan, Bina Kassamali, Daniel M. O'Connor, Medhi Rashighi, and Avery LaChance

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Understanding the Impact of Teledermatology on No-Show Rates and Healthcare Accessibility: A Retrospective Chart Review, Ellen B. Franciosi, Alice J. Tan, Bina Kassamali, Daniel M. O'Connor, Medhi Rashighi, and Avery LaChance

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Adapting a Traumatic Brain Injury Goals-of-Care Decision Aid for Critically Ill Patients to Intracerebral Hemorrhage and Hemispheric Acute Ischemic Stroke, Kelsey Goostrey, Christopher Lee, Kelsey Jones, Thomas Quinn, Jesse Moskowitz, Jolanta J. Pach, Andrea K. Knies, Lori Shutter, Robert J. Goldberg, Kathleen M. Mazor, David Y. Hwang, and Susanne Muehlschlegel

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OpiTrack: A Wearable-based Clinical Opioid Use Tracker with Temporal Convolutional Attention Networks, Bhanu Teja Gullapalli, Stephanie P. Carreiro, Brittany P. Chapman, Deepak Ganesan, Jan Sjoquist, and Tauhidur Rahman

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Analyzing Wellness in UMMS Students, Pooja Gupta and Abhilash Gazula

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Content analysis of promotional material for asthma-related products and therapies on Instagram, Brent Heineman, Marcella Jewell, Michael Moran, Kolbi Bradley, Kerry A. Spitzer, and Peter K. Lindenauer

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Current trends in the application of causal inference methods to pooled longitudinal observational infectious disease studies-A protocol for a methodological systematic review, Heather Hufstedler, Ellicott C. Matthay, Sabahat Rahman, Valentijn M. T. de Jong, Harlan Campbell, Paul Gustafson, Thomas Debray, Thomas Jaenisch, Lauren Maxwell, and Till Barnighausen

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Common pathways to Dean of Medicine at U.S. medical schools, Clare E. Jacobson, Whitney H. Beeler, Kent A. Griffith, Terence R. Flotte, Carrie L. Byington, and Reshma Jagsi

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Prognostic Uncertainty in Critically Ill Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Multicenter Qualitative Study, Kelsey Jones, Thomas Quinn, Kathleen M. Mazor, and Susanne Muehlschlegel

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Health Education Fair at African Community Education, Worcester, Avina Joshi

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Teledermatology Before, During, and After Covid-19: A Vital Tool to Improve Access and Equity in Specialty Care, Bina Kassamali, Alice J. Tan, Ellen B. Franciosi, Medhi Rashighi, and Avery LaChance

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Role of Immunomodulation of BCG Therapy on AML Remission, Alice Kennedy, Kamal Kant Sahu, and Jan Cerny

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Association between ambient temperature, particulate air pollution and emergency room visits for conjunctivitis, S. Khalaila, T. Coreanu, A. Vodonos, I. Kloog, A. Shtein, Lauren Colwell, V. Novack, and E. Tsumi

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Dietary Habits and Medications to Control Hypertension among Women of Child-bearing Age in the United States from 2001-2016, Lara C. Kovell, Benjamin Maxner, M. Didem Ayturk, Tiffany Moore Simas, Colleen M. Harrington, David D. McManus, Paula Gardiner, Gerard P. Aurigemma, and Stephen P. Juraschek

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Accuracy of emergency physicians' self-estimates of CT scan utilization and its potential effect on an audit and feedback intervention: a randomized trial, Celine Larkin, Alexandra Sanseverino, James Joseph, Lauren Eisenhauer, and Martin A. Reznek

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Continuing patient care to underserved communities and medical education during the COVID-19 pandemic through a teledermatology student-run clinic, Danny Linggonegoro, Renajd Rrapi, Sepideh Ashrafzadeh, Lindsay McCormack, Diana Bartenstein, T. J. Hazen, Abigail Kempf, Eun Jae. Kim, Kevin Moore, Xavier Sanchez-Flores, Hannah Song, Jennifer T. Huang, and Sadaf Hussain

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Role of the otolaryngologist in nasopharyngeal swab training: A case report and review of the literature, Mark Liu, Prithwijit Roychowdhury, and Christopher J. Ito

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Discovering prescription patterns in pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome patients, Arturo Lopez Pineda, Armin Pourshafeie, Alexander Ioannidis, Collin McCloskey Leibold, Avis L. Chan, Carlos D. Bustamante, Jennifer Frankovich, and Genevieve L. Wojcik

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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, access to care, and health disparities in the perinatal period, Grace A. Masters, Eugenia Asipenko, Aaron Bergman, Aaron L. Bergman, Sharina D. Person, Linda Brenckle, Tiffany Moore Simas, Jean Y. Ko, Cheryl L. Robbins, and Nancy Byatt

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A Streamlined Data Analysis Pipeline for the Identification of Sites of Citrullination, Aaron J. Maurais, Ari J. Salinger, Micaela Tobin, Scott A. Shaffer, Eranthie Weerapana, and Paul R. Thompson

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Oxybutynin treatment for buprenorphine-naloxone-induced hyperhidrosis, Lindsay McCormack, Joseph Ponce, Avik Chatterjee, and Jennifer K. Tan

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Parent-Reported Symptoms and Perceived Effectiveness of Treatment in Children Hospitalized with Advanced Heart Disease, Meaghan A. Molloy, Elizabeth S. DeWitt, Emily Morell, Jeffrey R. Reichman, David W. Brown, Ryan Kobayashi, Lynn A. Sleeper, Eleni G. Elia, Chase Samsel, and Elizabeth D. Blume

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Humoral and Cell-Mediated Immune Response in Colostrum from Women Diagnosed Positive for SARS-CoV-2, Vignesh Narayanaswamy, Brian Pentecost, Dominique Alfandari, Emily Chin, Kathleen Minor, Alyssa Kastrinakis, Tanya Lieberman, Kathleen F. Arcaro, and Heidi Leftwich

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Humoral and cell-mediated response in colostrum after exposure to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 [preprint], Vignesh Narayanaswamy, Brian Pentecost, Dominique Alfandari, Emily Chin, Kathleen Minor, Alyssa Kastrinakis, Tanya Lieberman, Kathleen F. Arcaro, and Heidi Leftwich

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Pediatric basal cell carcinoma burden and management preferences in Gorlin syndrome: A survey study, Holly Neale, Julie A. Breneiser, and Elena B. Hawryluk

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COVID-19 Pediatric Dermatology, Holly Neale and Elena B. Hawryluk

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Topical 5% 5-fluorouracil versus procedural modalities for squamous cell carcinoma in situ and superficial basal cell carcinoma: A retrospective cohort analysis, Holly Neale, Melissa Michelon, Susan Jacob, Mary Pinkston, Rebecca Ukaegbu, Waldo Zamor, Emily Morrison, April Deng, and Nikki A. Levin

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Understanding Melanoma in Kids and Adults, Holly Neale and Jillian M. Richmond

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NExUS-Heart: Novel examinations using smart technologies for heart health-Data sharing from commercial wearable devices and telehealth engagement in participants with or at risk of atrial fibrillation, Sri Nuvvula, Eric Y. Ding, Connor Saleeba, Qiming Shi, Zi-Yue Wang, Alok Kapoor, Jane S. Saczynski, Steven A. Lubitz, Lara C. Kovell, M. Diane McKee, and David D. McManus

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The Origins, Evolution, and Spread of Anesthesia Monitoring Standards: From Boston to Across the World, Aniket N. Pandya, Sana Majid, and Manisha S. Desai

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Joining the Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic through the Head Start Program in Lowell, MA, Aniket N. Pandya, Monica Tawadros, and Leanne Winchester

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Rethinking Farkas: Updating Cephalic Index Norms in a Large, Diverse Population, Alannah L. Phelan, Garrick Gu, Melissa McCarthy, Bruce A. Barton, Joyce K. McIntyre, and Janice F. Lalikos

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Lower Extremity Salvage in the Setting of Bullous Pemphigoid Exacerbation: A Case Report, Samara E. Pollock, Shauna Mary Rice, Sarah D. Ferree, Jonathan Friedstat, Kyle Eberlin, and Arianne S. Kourosh

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Does stapedotomy improve high frequency conductive hearing?, Prithwijit Roychowdhury, Marc D. Polanik, Judith S. Kempfle, Melissa Castillo-Bustamante, Cheryl Fikucki, Michael J. Wang, Elliott D. Kozin, and Aaron K. Remenschneider

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Resident Memory T Cells in Autoimmune Skin Diseases, Grace E. Ryan, John E. Harris, and Jillian M. Richmond

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A Splenic Infarction Related to Parainfluenza Infection in a Patient with AML: Lessons for COVID-19, Kamal Kant Sahu, Bennett E. Vogt, Lindsey Shanahan, and Jan Cerny

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An Unusual Case of Neurosyphilis Manifesting as Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion (SIADH), Hannah L. Seay, Loura Khallouf, Alyson Lieberman, and Sandeep Jubbal

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Study Design and Data Analysis of Artificial Pancreas Device Systems with Closed-Loop Glucose-Sensing Insulin Delivery, Sravya B. Shankara, Yujia Liu, Qingfeng Zheng, Jing Guo, Guixia Wang, and Bo Zhang

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Season 2, Episode 4: An Appreciative Inquiry Narrative, Hugh Silk, Lael Ngangmeni, Kenneth S. Peterson, and Qiuwei Yang

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Season 2, Episode 3: People and Places, Hugh Silk, Jesse Sardell, Mina Botros, and Qiuwei Yang

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Season 2, Episode 5: Julie, Hugh Silk, Jesse Sardell, Lael Ngangmeni, and Sara Wang

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COVID-19 Tracheostomy: Experience in a University Hospital With Intermediate Follow-up, Rahul N. Sood, Benjamin A. Palleiko, Daniel Alape, Mark W. Maxfield, Jonathan Holdorf, and Karl Uy

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Incorporating systems-level stakeholder perspectives into the clinical trial design of school-supervised asthma therapy, Michelle Trivedi, Shushmita Hoque, Janki Luther, Michelle Spano, Holly Shillan, Hallie Pearl, Hannah L. Seay, Wanda Phipatanakul, Lynn B. Gerald, and Lori Pbert

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Using deep learning to identify bladder cancers with FGFR-activating mutations from histology images, Constantine S. Velmahos, Marcus Badgeley, and Ying-Chun Lo

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2020 Hindsight, Bronwyn Wada-Gill and Megan Hansen

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Representation of Women in Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programs: Does National Institutes of Health Program Ranking Matter?, Grace Wang, Molly Huggett, Bruce A. Barton, Lucy B. Spalluto, and Carolynn M. DeBenedectis

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The Intestinal and Oral Microbiomes Are Robust Predictors of COVID-19 Severity the Main Predictor of COVID-19-related Fatality [preprint], Doyle V. Ward, Shakti Bhattarai, Mayra Rojas-Correa, Ayan Purkayastha, Devon Holler, Ming Da Qu, William G. Mitchell, Jason D. Yang, Samuel Fountain, Abigail Zeamer, Catherine Forconi, Gavin Fujimori, Boaz Odwar, Caitlin Cawley, Beth A. McCormick, Ann M. Moormann, Mireya Wessolossky, Vanni Bucci, and Ana Maldonado-Contreras

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Season 2, Episode 2: Check Engine Light, Qiuwei Yang, Jesse Sardell, Heather Finlay-Morreale, and Hugh Silk

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Season 2: Welcome to Season 2!, Qiuwei Yang, Hugh Silk, Divya Bhatia, Jesse Sardell, and Lael Ngangmeni

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Geriatric Conditions Are Associated With Decreased Anticoagulation Use in Long-Term Care Residents With Atrial Fibrillation, Ning Zhang, Jay K. Patel, Zhiyong Chen, Yanhua Zhou, Sybil L. Crawford, David D. McManus, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Theresa I. Shireman, and Alok Kapoor

Publications from 2020

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Delays to Surgery and Coronal Malalignment Are Associated with Reoperation after Open Tibia Fractures in Tanzania, Patrick D. Albright, Syed H. Ali, Hunter Jackson, Billy T. Haonga, Edmund Ndalama Eliezer, Saam Morshed, and David W. Shearer

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Impact of Age, Race, and Socioeconomic Status on Women's Perceptions and Preferences Regarding Communication of Estimated Breast Cancer Risk, Nita Amornsiripanitch, Sarah M. Ameri, and Robert Goldberg

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Primary Care Providers Underutilize Breast Screening MRI for High-Risk Women, Nita Amornsiripanitch, Sarah M. Ameri, and Robert J. Goldberg

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A Unique Presentation of Cutaneous Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma, Mary Awad, Erik Holzwanger, and Sandeep Jubbal

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Two cases of acute anterolateral compartment syndrome following inversion ankle injuries, Jugert Bango, Evan Zhang, Daniel Aaron, and Amna Diwan

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Two cases of acute anterolateral compartment syndrome following inversion ankle injuries, Jugert Bango, Evan Zhang, Daniel L. Aaron, and Amna Diwan

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Episode 2: Friendly, not Familiar, Divya Bhatia, Hugh Silk, Rose Schutzberg, and Qiuwei Yang

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Episode 1: Budgeting, Divya Bhatia, Qiuwei Yang, and Hugh Silk

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Episode 6: Asylum Body Work, Divya Bhatia, Qiuwei Yang, Hugh Silk, and Lucy M. Candib

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Episode 5: Penal Code, Divya Bhatia, Qiuwei Yang, Hugh Silk, and Lisa S. Gussak

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Episode 3: When I Did What I Swore I Would Never Do, Divya Bhatia, Qiuwei Yang, Hugh Silk, and David S. Hatem

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Episode 4: Dear Anonymous Donor, Divya Bhatia, Qiuwei Yang, Hugh Silk, and Xinmiao Bridget Yang

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Using Multisensory Haptic Integration to Improve Monitoring in the Intensive Care Unit, Kendall J. Burdick, Abigail S. Bell, Mary C. McCoy, Jonathan L. Samuels, Alex S. Jolly, Seema S. Patal, Julia B. Balas, K. Jakob Patten, and Joseph J. Schlesginer

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Sleeping Soundlessly in the Intensive Care Unit, Kendall J. Burdick and Christine J. Callahan

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Evaluation of Noninvasive Respiratory Volume Monitoring in the PACU of a Low Resource Kenyan Hospital, Kendall Burdick, Muchai Stephen Thuo, Xiaoke Sarah Feng, Matthew S. Shotwell, and Joseph J. Schlesinger

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Clinical predictors of adverse cardiovascular events for acute pediatric drug exposures, Stephanie Carreiro, Simone Miller, Bo Wang, Paul Wax, Sharan Campleman, Alex F. Manini, and ACMT Toxicology Investigators Consortium (ToxIC)

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Prehospital Intubations Are Associated With Elevated Cuff Pressures: A Cross-Sectional Study Characterizing ETT Cuff Pressures at the UMMMC University Emergency Department, Ruo S. Chen, Matthew R. Rebesco, Laurel C. O'Connor, Kara L. LaBarge, Edgar J. Remotti, and Joseph C. Tennyson

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The French Academy of Sciences: Deliberations related to the discovery of anaesthesia, Rebecca E. Chernick and Manisha S. Desai

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The Rose-Colored Glasses of Geriatric Fall Patients: Inconsistencies Between Knowledge of Risk Factors for and Actual Causes of Falls, Courtney E. Collins, Arnav Chandra, Bryan Nguyen, Kurt Schultz, Pawan Mathew, Tiffany Chen, Savannah Renshaw, Karen M. Rose, and Heena P. Santry

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Practice Patterns for Management of Pediatric Femur Fractures in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Patrick F. Curran, Patrick Albright, John M. Ibrahim, Syed H. Ali, David W. Shearer, and Coleen S. Sabatini

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Impact of acute kidney injury on long-term outcomes after fenestrated and branched endovascular aortic aneurysm repair, Shernaz S. Dossabhoy, Jessica P. Simons, Allison S. Crawford, Francesco A. Aiello, Dejah R. Judelson, Edward J. Arous, Louis M. Messina, and Andres Schanzer

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Non-Adherence Tree Analysis (NATA) - an adherence improvement framework: a COVID-19 case study [preprint], Ernest Edifor, Regina Brown, Paul Smith, and Rick Kossik

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Comparison of a Collective Intelligence Tailored Messaging System on Smoking Cessation Between African American and White People Who Smoke: Quasi-Experimental Design, Jamie Faro, Catherine S. Nagawa, Jeroan J. Allison, Stephenie C. Lemon, Kathleen M. Mazor, Thomas K. Houston, and Rajani S. Sadasivam

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Accelerated Graduation and the Deployment of New Physicians During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Terence R. Flotte, Anne C. Larkin, Melissa A. Fischer, Sonia N. Chimienti, Deborah M. DeMarco, Pang-Yen Fan, and Michael F. Collins