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. This collection showcases journal articles, posters, presentations and other publications authored by medical students at UMass Medical School. See also the collections for specific programs listed on the Student Scholarship page.

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Publications from 2021

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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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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

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 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

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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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Penile calciphylaxis: A retrospective case-control study, Colleen Gabel, Teja Chakrala, Radhika Shah, Melissa J. Danesh, Allison S. Dobry, Anna Cristina. Garza-Mayers, Lauren N. Ko, Emily Nguyen, Jessica St. John, Andrew C. Walls, Sagar U. Nigwekar, Philip I. Song, and Daniela Kroshinsky

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Intramedullary Nailing Versus External Fixation in the Treatment of Open Tibial Fractures in Tanzania: Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial, Billy T. Haonga, Max Liu, Patrick Albright, Sravya T. Challa, Syed H. Ali, Ann A. Lazar, Edmund N. Eliezer, David W. Shearer, and Saam Morshed

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The Exclusion of Older Persons From Vaccine and Treatment Trials for Coronavirus Disease 2019-Missing the Target, Benjamin K.I. Helfand, Margaret Webb, Sarah L. Gartaganis, Lily Fuller, Churl-Su Kwon, and Sharon K. Inouye

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Risk of COVID-19 in Dermatologic Patients on Long-term Immunomodulatory Therapy, Zachary E. Holcomb, Monica Rosales Santillan, Peyton C. Morss-Walton, Prerna Salian, Min Ji Her, Nicole M. Giannotti, Alexa B. Kimball, and Martina L. Porter

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Don’t call me in the morning: why it might be best to see patients in-person, a case report, Johnny Jarnagin, Jennifer Baima, Mathew J. Most, and David A. Mazin

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Frailty Index Scores are Stronger Predictors of Complications in Free Flap Breast Reconstruction than BMI, Age, and ASA Class: A Retrospective Analysis on the ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program from 2010 - 2018, Alex Joo and Giorgio Giatsidis

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Preeclampsia knowledge among postpartum women treated for preeclampsia and eclampsia at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana, Avina Joshi, Titus Beyuo, Samuel A. Oppong, Cheryl A. Moyer, and Emma R. Lawrence

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Increasing Fat Graft Retention in Irradiated Tissue after Preconditioning with External Volume Expansion, Jorge Lujan-Hernandez, Michael S. Chin, Dylan J. Perry, Ava G. Chappell, Luca Lancerotto, Nanze Yu, Robert P. Slamin, Elizabeth Bannon, Thomas J. Fitzgerald, and Janice F. Lalikos

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The Role and Scope of Prehabilitation in Cancer Care, Alexander Lukez and Jennifer Baima

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Prehabilitation to Improve Positioning Reproducibility in Patients Undergoing Pelvic Radiation Therapy, Alexander Lukez and Lauren O'Loughlin

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Light Forge: A Microfluidic DNA Melting-based Tuberculosis Test, Ian M. Mbano, Tawanda Mandizvo, Jerome Rogich, Tafara T. R. Kunota, Jared S. Mackenzie, Manormoney Pillay, and Frederick K. Balagadde

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Learning in the Time of COVID-19: a Preclinical Student's Perspective, Eleanor Anne McClements

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Goals-of-care decision aid for critically ill patients with TBI: Development and feasibility testing, Susanne Muehlschlegel, David Y. Hwang, Julie M. Flahive, Thomas Quinn, Christopher Lee, Jesse Moskowitz, Kelsey Goostrey, Kelsey Jones, Jolanta J. Pach, Andrea K. Knies, Lori Shutter, Robert J. Goldberg, and Kathleen M. Mazor

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The rise and fall of heterologous transfusion, H. Yen Nguyen and Manisha S. Desai

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Global Learnings Evidence Brief: Protecting Health Care Workers in South Korea During the COVID-19 Pandemic, SeungJu Jackie Oh, Julia Ah-Reum An, and Ruby Kwak

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Current understanding on the role of nitric oxide and therapeutic potential of NO supplementation in schizophrenia, SeungJu Jackie Oh and Xiaoduo Fan

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Breaking the Stereotype: Interventions Aimed at Changing Medical Student Misperceptions of Radiology and Increasing the Female Match Rate, Victoria Podsiadlo and Carolynn M. DeBenedectis

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The Presence of Hurthle Cells Does Not Increase the Risk of Malignancy in Most Bethesda Categories in Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspirates, Yin Ren, Natalia Kyriazidis, William C. Faquin, Selen Soylu, Dipti Kamani, Rayan Saade, Nicole Torchia, Carrie Lubitz, Louise Davies, Nikolaos Stathatos, Antonia E. Stephen, and Gregory W. Randolph

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Critical Reflection: Tracking professional identity formation in a medical student trainee, Cesar Rodriguez

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Senior Scholars Day Slide Presentation, May 2020, Judith A. Savageau

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Radiology podcasting as a model for asynchronous remote learning in the COVID-19 era, Tina Shiang, Christopher Cerniglia, Hannah Lin, and Hao S. Lo

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How Communication "Failed" or "Saved the Day": Counterfactual Accounts of Medical Errors, Richard L. Street Jr., John V. Petrocelli, Azraa Amroze, Corinna Bergelt, Margaret Murphy, J. Michael. Wieting, and Kathleen M. Mazor

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Goodbye Season 1, and Thank You!, Qiuwei Yang, Divya Bhatia, and Hugh Silk

Publications from 2019

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Pelvic prehabilitation: pelvic exercises assist in minimizing inter-fraction sacral slope variability during radiation therapy, Jennifer Baima, Lauren O'Loughlin, Alexander Lukez, Yunsheng Ma, and Janaki Moni

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Diabetic neuropathic foot without neuropathy: Could it be cancer? - a case report, Jennifer Baima, Felix Santiago, and Mathew J. Most

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Sarcopenia in lung cancer: Could chest imaging help?, Jennifer Baima, Elke Sarah Schipani, Wasih Kamran, John M. Varlotto, Lacey J. McIntosh, Karl Uy, Isabel Emmerick, and Mathew J. Most

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Proton pump inhibitors and 180-day mortality in the elderly after Clostridium difficile treatment, Evan S. Bradley, Emily Howe, Xun Wu, and John P. Haran

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SAVIOR ICU: sonification and vibrotactile interface for the operating room and intensive care unit, Kendall J. Burdick, Seiver K. Jorgensen, Taylor N. Combs, Megan O. Holmberg, Samantha P. Kultgen, and Joseph J. Schlesinger

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Development of a Customized Vaping Cessation Initiative to Assist Massachusetts Youth Who Wish to Quit Vaping, Karen Del'Olio, Nanette Vitali, Webb Camille, Caroline Cranos, and Lori Pbert

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Treatment Toxicity: Radiation, Thomas J. FitzGerald, Maryann Bishop-Jodoin, Frances Laurie, Alexander Lukez, Lauren O'Loughlin, and Allison Sacher

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Positional transient loss of consciousness and hemispheric deficits in the setting of severe four-vessel extracranial cerebrovascular disease, Colleen P. Flanagan, Parth D. Sheth, and Jessica P. Simons

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First Report of siRNA Uptake (for RNA Interference) During Ex Vivo Hypothermic and Normothermic Liver Machine Perfusion, Andrew R. Gillooly, Jessica Perry, and Paulo N.A. Martins

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No Woman is an Island -- Access to Care and Extreme Measures for Cancer Pain and Lymphedema: A Case Report, Lauren M. Hall, Julia Reilly, Mathew J. Most, and Jennifer Baima

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Global Radiology Training Prevalence Among Radiology Residency Programs, Hana L. Haver, Max P. Rosen, and Carolynn M. DeBenedectis

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Oxygenated UW Solution Decreases ATP Decay and Improves Survival After Transplantation of DCD Liver Grafts, Paulo N.A. Martins, Timothy A. Berendsen, Heidi Yeh, Bote G. Bruinsma, Maria-Louisa Izamis, Sanna Op den Dries, Andrew R. Gillooly, Robert Porte, Martin L. Yarmush, Korkut Uygun, and James F. Markmann

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Role of Mucosal Protrusion Angle in Discriminating between True and False Masses of the Small Bowel on Video Capsule Endoscopy, May Min, Michael Noujaim, Jonathan Green, Christopher R. Schlieve, Aditya Vaze, Mitchell A. Cahan, and David R. Cave

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A Systematic Review of Development Programs Designed to Address Leadership in Academic Health Center Faculty, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Joanna Cain, Robert J. Milner, Martha E. Meacham, Annika L. Bannon, Len L. Levin, Nili S. Amir, Katherine Leung, Judith K. Ockene, and Luanne A. Thorndyke

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Evaluation of portable colposcopy and human papillomavirus testing for screening of cervical cancer in rural China, Haley Newman, Jilin Hu, Xiao Li, Jing He, Leslie Bradford, Songmei Shan, Xiaomei Wu, Bin Zhu, Wenyang Yang, Bingqin Fu, Baosheng Zhu, and Guangping Gao

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The Possible Role of the Angiotensin System in the Pathophysiology of Schizophrenia: Implications for Pharmacotherapy, SeungJu Jackie Oh and Xiaoduo Fan

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Prehabilitation for patient positioning: pelvic exercises assist in minimizing inter-fraction sacral slope variability during radiation therapy, Lauren O'Loughlin, Alexander Lukez, Yunsheng Ma, Jennifer Baima, and Janaki Moni

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Chronic Pain Practices: An Evaluation of Positive and Negative Online Patient Reviews, Mariam Salisu Orhurhu, Bisola Salisu, Emily Sottosanti, Niyi Abimbola, Ivan Urits, Mark Jones, Omar Viswanath, Alan D. Kaye, Thomas Simopoulos, and Vwaire Orhurhu

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Generation of Functional Human Adipose Tissue in Mice from Primed Progenitor Cells, Raziel Rojas-Rodriguez, Jorge Lujan-Hernandez, So Yun Min, Tiffany DeSouza, Patrick Teebagy, Anand Desai, Heather Tessier, Robert Slamin, Leah Siegel-Reamer, Cara Berg, Angel Baez, Janice F. Lalikos, and Silvia Corvera

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Mortality Associated With Opioid Overdose: A Review of Clinical Characteristics and Health Services Received in the Year Prior to Death, Christian Rose, Abtin Shahanaghi, Mauricio Romero-Gonzalez, Jorge Yarzebski, Michael Andre, Gregory J. DiGirolamo, Alan P. Brown, and Gerardo Gonzalez

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Applying Machine Learning Algorithms for Automatic Detection of Swallowing from Sound, Laura F. Santoso, Faiz Baqai, Mary Gwozdz, Justina Lange, Matthew G. Rosenberger, James Sulzer, and David Paydarfar

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Sensory dysphagia: A case series and proposed classification of an under recognized swallowing disorder, Laura F. Santoso, Daniel Y. Kim, and David Paydarfar

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Knowledge of and Attitudes Towards Mental Illness Among ASHA and Anganwadi Workers in Vadodara District, Gujarat State, India, Qainat N. Shah, Pooja A. Dave, Daniella A. Loh, Raghu Appasani, and Craig L. Katz

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Gene Silencing With siRNA (RNA Interference): A New Therapeutic Option During Ex Vivo Machine Liver Perfusion Preservation, Max F. Thijssen, Isabel M. A. Bruggenwirth, Andrew R. Gillooly, Anastasia Khvorova, Timothy F. Kowalik, and Paulo N.A. Martins

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Adult-onset bilateral Parry-Romberg syndrome, Elizabeth Tkachenko, Michael J. Cunningham, Patrick O'Donnell, and Nikki A. Levin

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Regional vitiligo induced by imiquimod treatment for in-transit melanoma metastases, Elizabeth Tkachenko, Jennifer Y. Lin, and Rebecca I. Hartman

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Human Otopathology of Cochlear Implant Drill-out Procedures, Danielle R. Trakimas, Reuven Ishai, Elliott D. Kozin, Joseph B. Nadol Jr., and Aaron K. Remenschneider

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Otopathology of Unilateral Cochlear Implantation in Patients With Bilateral Temporal Bone Fracture, Danielle R. Trakimas, Renata M. Knoll, Reuven Ishai, Daniel J. Lee, David H. Jung, Joseph B. Nadol Jr., Aaron K. Remenschneider, and Elliott D. Kozin

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Bipolar Disorder in the Menopausal Transition, Dawn Truong and Wendy K. Marsh

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Low Back Pain, a Comprehensive Review: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment (poster), Ivan Urits, Aaron Burshtein, Medha Sharma, Lauren Testa, Peter A. Gold, Vwaire Orhurhu, Omar Viswanath, Mark R. Jones, Moises A. Sidransky, and Alan D. Kaye

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Low Back Pain, a Comprehensive Review: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment., Ivan Urits, Aaron Burshtein, Medha Sharma, Lauren Testa, Peter A. Gold, Vwaire Orhurhu, Omar Viswanath, Mark R. Jones, Moises A. Sidransky, Boris Spektor, and Alan D. Kaye

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Pilot lifestyle education intervention for patients with severe mental illness during the inpatient stay, Carrie Wu, Mathew Chiang, Radhika Natarajan, Marie Fusaro-Davis, Cezar Cimpeanu, Mark Liu, Amy L. Harrington, and Xiaoduo Fan

Publications from 2018

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A Common Pain in Pregnancy with an Uncommon Cause, Jennifer Baima, Amrit V. Vinod, and Mathew J. Most

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A Child With an Unusual Retained Oral Foreign Body, Timothy Baloda, Megan L. McBurnie, and Theodore Macnow

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The Current Online Face of U.S. Academic Ophthalmology, Tedi Begaj, Omar Helmy, Samuel Leeman, and Shlomit Schaal

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Positioning of Patients for Pelvic Radiation: Variability Across Treatment, Mashhood Ahmad Bodla, Alexander Lukez, Lauren O'Loughlin, Jennifer Baima, and Janaki Moni

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Maximising the global health impact of future HIV cure-related interventions through advance planning, Regina Brown, Steven G. Deeks, and Nir Eyal

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SoMe and Self Harm: The use of social media in depressed and suicidal youth, Jennifer L. Carey, Stephanie Carreiro, Brittany Chapman, Nathalie Nader, Peter R. Chai, Sherry L. Pagoto, and Danielle E. Jake-Schoffman

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Assuring Integrity in the Residency Match Process, Sonia N. Chimienti, Deborah M. DeMarco, Terence R. Flotte, and Michael F. Collins

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The Use and Relevance of the Hippocratic Oath in 2015-a Survey of US Medical Schools, Shernaz S. Dossabhoy, Jessica Feng, and Manisha S. Desai

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Reinterventions after fenestrated or branched endovascular aortic aneurysm repair, Shernaz S. Dossabhoy, Jessica P. Simons, Kyle R. Diamond, Julie M. Flahive, Francesco A. Aiello, Edward J. Arous, Louis M. Messina, and Andres Schanzer

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Fenestrated endovascular aortic aneurysm repair using physician-modified endovascular grafts versus company-manufactured devices, Shernaz S. Dossabhoy, Jessica P. Simons, Julie M. Flahive, Francesco A. Aiello, Parth D. Sheth, Edward J. Arous, Louis M. Messina, and Andres Schanzer

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Approach to the Diagnostic Workup and Management of Small Bowel Lesions at a Tertiary Care Center, Jonathan Green, Christopher R. Schlieve, Ann K. Friedrich, Kevin Baratta, David H. Ma, May Min, Krunal Patel, David Stein, David R. Cave, Demetrius E. Litwin, and Mitchell A. Cahan

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Intuitive versus Algorithmic Triage, Alexander Hart, Elias Nammour, Virginia B. Mangolds, and John Broach

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Is perception of excessive weight gain in a woman's last pregnancy associated with less weight gain in her current pregnancy?, Kasey M. Hebert, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Noreen C. Okwara, and Molly E. Waring

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A Chronology for the Identification and Disclosure of Adverse Effects of Succinylcholine, Lisa Huang, Christine N. Sang, and Manisha S. Desai

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Geographic Diffusion and Implementation of Acute Care Surgery: An Uneven Solution to the National Emergency General Surgery Crisis, Jasmine A. Khubchandani, Angela M. Ingraham, Vijaya Daniel, M. Didem Ayturk, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Heena Santry

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Disparities in access to emergency general surgery care in the United States, Jasmine A. Khubchandani, Connie Shen, M. Didem Ayturk, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Heena P. Santry

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Caste matters: perceived discrimination among women in rural India, Jasmine A. Khubchandani, Apurv Soni, Nisha Fahey, Nitin Raithatha, Anusha Prabhakaran, Nancy Byatt, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Ajay Phatak, Milagros C. Rosal, Somashekhar Nimbalkar, and Jeroan J. Allison