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 2014

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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

Publications from 2010

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Standardizing the method of measuring by echocardiogram the diameter of the ascending aorta in patients with a bicuspid aortic valve, Alfred J. Albano, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Linda A. Pape

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Identification of type 1: interforaminal vertebral artery anomalies in cervical spine MRIs, Michelle E. Aubin, Mark S. Eskander, Jacob M. Drew, Julianne Marvin, Jonathan P. Eskander, Jason C. Eck, and Patrick J. Connolly

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UMMS Student Perspectives on Course Structure, Joel Bradley and Andrew Walls

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Massachusetts health insurance mandate: effects on neurosurgical practice, Anthony M. Burrows, Richard P. Moser, John P. Weaver, Demetrius E. M. Litwin, and Julie G. Pilitsis

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Neurological picture. Ascending paralysis from malignant leptomeningeal melanomatosis, Anthony M. Burrows, Thomas W. Smith, Wiley R. Hall, and Julie G. Pilitsis

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Early glycemic control in critically ill emergency department patients: pilot trial, Jason Cohen, Eric Goedecke, Jennifer E. Cyrkler, Virginia B. Mangolds, Jane Bateman, Karin Przyklenk, and Marie T. Mullen

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Surgeon Volume Metrics in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Nicholas G. Csikesz, Anand Singla, Melissa M. Murphy, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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The Utility of Complete Skin Examinations, Erik Domingues, Dori Goldberg, Leah Belazarian, and Jeffrey D. Mailhot

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A National Survey of Oral Health Curriculum in All U.S. Allopathic and Osteopathic Medical Schools, Ashley Ferullo, Hugh Silk, and Judith A. Savageau

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Single-stage forehead flap in nasal reconstruction, Gary M. Fudem, Richard D. Montilla, and Carolyn J. Vaughn

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Advances in interventional neuroradiology, Matthew J. Gounis, Michael J. DeLeo III, and Ajay K. Wakhloo

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Ophthalmology Education in Medical School Curriculum Design: Assessing the Home Front, Teri T. Kleinberg, Shalesh Kaushal, and George Asdourian

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Serum anti-toxin B antibody correlates with protection from recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), Brett A. Leav, Barbara M. Blair, Mark Leney, Michael Knauber, Courtney Reilly, Israel Lowy, Dale N. Gerding, Ciaran P. Kelly, Kia Katchar, Roger Baxter, Donna M. Ambrosino, and Deborah C. Molrine

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Reduction of Vertical Transmission of HIV in the Dominican Republic: Benefits of Early Presentation for Prenatal Care, Ingrid Liff, Mario Alejandro Chevalier, Arachu Castro, and Raul E. Davaro

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Intra-arterial abciximab for the treatment of thrombus formation during coil embolization of intracranial aneurysms, Italo Linfante, Vahid Etezadi, Vincenzo Andreone, Michael J. DeLeo III, Sara Alehashemi, Kate Shaw, and Ajay K. Wakhloo

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Low serum zinc levels in an endemic area of visceral leishmaniasis in Bihar, India, Jyotsna Mishra, Stephen Carpenter, and Sarman Singh

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Efforts needed to provide institute of medicine-recommended guidelines for gestational weight gain, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Darrah K. Doyle Curiale, Janet R. Hardy, Sharon D. Jackson, Yan Zhang, and Xun Liao

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UMMS Student Perspectives on Small Group Teaching, Diana Robillard and Laura Spring

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Piloting Standardized Immediate Student Evaluation of Lectures in Pre-Clinical Years, Meghan E. Shea, Lorrie Gehlbach, Mary L. Zanetti, and Melissa A. Fischer

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Hospital volume as a surrogate for laparoscopically assisted colectomy, Anand Singla, Jessica P. Simons, James E. Carroll, Youfu Li, Sing Chau Ng, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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Gestational Weight Gain: How to “Institute” New Guidelines, Gina M. Tassone; Tiffany A. Moore Simas; Robert E. Berry, Jr; and Xun Liao

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UMMS Student Perspectives on Lecturing, Andrew Walls and Joel Bradley

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Trastuzumab Sensitizes Ovarian Cancer Cells to EGFR-targeted Therapeutics, Jason A. Wilken, Kristy T. Webster, and Nita J. Maihle

Publications from 2009

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The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Presentation and Treatment of Diverticular Disease, Nicholas G. Csikesz, Jessica P. Simons, Anand Singla, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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Carotid artery brain aneurysm model: in vivo molecular enzyme-specific MR imaging of active inflammation in a pilot study, Michael J. DeLeo 3rd, Matthew J. Gounis, Bo Hong, John C. Ford, Ajay K. Wakhloo, and Alexei A. Bogdanov Jr.

Evaluation of Ob/Gyn Resident Experience in Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage, Erin E. Eppsteiner, Tiffany A. Moore-Simas, and Sharon Jackson

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Surgeon volume impacts hospital mortality for pancreatic resection, Robert W. Eppsteiner, Nicholas G. Csikesz, James T. McPhee, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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Semi-jailing technique for coil embolization of complex, wide-necked intracranial aneurysms, Bo Hong, Neil V. Patel, Matthew J. Gounis, Michael J. DeLeo 3rd, Italo Linfante, Joan C. Wojak, and Ajay K. Wakhloo

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Trends in the use of echocardiography and left ventriculography to assess left ventricular ejection fraction in patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction, Samuel W. Joffe, Armen Chalian, Dennis A. Tighe, Gerard P. Aurigemma, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Joel M. Gore, Darleen M. Lessard, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Are ejection fraction measurements by echocardiography and left ventriculography equivalent, Samuel W. Joffe, Jarrod Ferrara, Armen Chalian, Dennis A. Tighe, Gerard P. Aurigemma, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Evidence for Interventions Directed to Consumers in the Rx for Change Database: Update and Expansion - Do New Reviews Broaden the Scope of the Field and Expand the Definition of Evidence-Based Prescribing for and Drug Use by Consumers?, Caroline A. Kaufman, Frank J. Domino, Sophie J. Hill, and Rebecca E. Ryan

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Rapamycin weekly maintenance dosing and the potential efficacy of combination sorafenib plus rapamycin but not atorvastatin or doxycycline in tuberous sclerosis preclinical models, Nancy Lee, Chelsey L. Woodrum, Alison M. Nobil, Aubrey E. Rauktys, Michael P. Messina, and Sandra L. Dabora

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Cerecyte versus platinum coils in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms: packing attenuation and clinical and angiographic midterm results, Italo Linfante, Michael J. DeLeo, Matthew J. Gounis, and Ajay K. Wakhloo

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Premenstrual Syndrome Prevalence and Fluctuation over Time: Results from a French Population-Based Survey, Julia Potter, Jean Bouyer, James Trussell, and Caroline Moreau

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Trends and determinants of reproductive health service use among young women in the USA, Julia Potter, J. Trussell, and Caroline Moreau

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Cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMPs) in patients with superior canal dehiscence syndrome (SCDS), Rachel E. Roditi, Robert W. Eppsteiner, Todd B. Sauter, and Daniel J. Lee

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A predictive model of cochlear implant performance in postlingually deafened adults, Rachel E. Roditi, Sarah F. Poissant, Eva M. Bero, and Daniel J. Lee