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23rd Annual Surgical Resident and Fellow Research Presentation Day Program
Program Last Updated: 4/14/2016
8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:25 am Introduction and Welcome
Anne C. Larkin

Session I
Walter E. Longo

8:30 am 1. Overcoming Barriers to Survival following Pig-to-Baboon Liver Xenotransplantation
Jigesh A. Shah, Matthew J. O’Neil, James F. Markmann, David H. Sachs, Parsia A. Vagefi
Center for Transplantation Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
8:40 am 2. Safety of Minimally Invasive Distal Pancreatectomy Outside a High Volume Center
Christian Arroyo1, David P. Eisenberg2, Michael Carlton2, Michael O'Loughlin2, Christina Wai2, Ramon E. Jimenez2
1University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, 2Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
8:50 am 3. Calpain Inhibition Increases Cytoskeletal Protein Expression in a Swine Model of Chronic Myocardial Ischemia
Brittany A. Potz, Ashraf A. Sabe, Nassrene Y. Elmadhun, Jun Feng, Isabella J. Lawandy, Ruhul M. Abid, Richard T Clements, Frank W. Sellke
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
9:00 am 4. Negative Urine Studies in Conjunction With Negative Fast Predict no Intra-Adbominal Injury in Adult Blunt Trauma Patients
Maureen V. Hill1, Karina A. Newhall1, Priyam K. Vyas2, Kurt K. Rhynhart1, D. Joshua Mancini1, Eric D. Martin1, Kenneth W. Burchard1
1Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 2Christian Care Health System, Wilmington, DE
9:10 am 5. Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase Prevents Burn-induced Intestinal Permeability and Bacterial Translocation
Fatemeh Adiliaghdam1, Mohammad Hadi Gharedaghi1, Shuangchun Yan1,2,3, Sulaiman R. Hamarneh1, Sara Morrison1, Laurence G. Rahme1,2,3, Richard A. Hodin1
1Massachusetts General Hospital, General Surgery, Boston, MA, 2Shriners Hospital For Children, Boston, MA, 3Harvard Medical School, Department Of Microbiology And Immunobiology, Boston, MA
9:20 am 6. Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair without General Anesthesia
Mersadies Martin1, Erica D. Kane1, Amy Banks-Venegoni2, Alex Knee1, John R. Romanelli1, David B. Earle1
1Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, 2Spectrum Health Medical Group, Department of Surgery, Grand Rapids, MI
9:30 am 7. Mortality after Emergency Hartmann’s Procedure in Octogenarians: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis
Ian C. Bostock1, Maureen V. Hill1, Stefan D. Holubar1,2,3, Srinivas Joga Ivatury1,2
1Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Lebanon, NH, 2Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH, 3The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH
9:40 am 8. Pattern of YAP-CCNE1-TJP2 as a Unique Signature in Pediatric Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Michael LaQuaglia1, James Grijalva1, Kaly Mueller2, Antonio Perez-Atayde3, Heung Bae Kim1, Ghazaleh Sadri-Vakili2, Khashayar Vakili1
1Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
9:50 am 9. Treatment of Achalasia with Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM): Analysis of 48 Consecutive Patients
Erica D. Kane1, Mersadies Martin1, Amy Banks-Venegoni2, David J. Desilets1, David B. Earle1, John R. Romanelli1
1Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, 2Spectrum Health Medical Group, Department of Surgery. Grand Rapids, MI
10:00 am Break

Session II
James Whiting

10:10 am 10. The Role of the P53-induced gene Ei24 in Regulating ? Cell Function
Juan M. Ramirez, Sulaiman R. Hamarneh, Florian M. Kuehn, Alexander R. Munoz, Sarah Morrison, Sarah S. Gul, Fateme Adiliaghdam, Richard A. Hodin
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
10:20 am 11. Thromboembolism (TE) Risk Following Cessation of Warfarin in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation (AF) who Sustained Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Adam M. Ackerman, Jeffrey E. Florman, Anand I. Rughani, Anna C. Hicks, Kathryn Hess, Kathryn E. Smith, Gene A. Grindlinger
Maine Medical Center,Portland, ME
10:30 am 12. Predictors of Omegaven® failure in the treatment of parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease
Meredith A. Baker1, Prathima Nandivada1, Paul D. Mitchell2, Alison A. O’Loughlin1, Alexis K. Potemkin1, Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos1, Duy T. Dao1, Gillian L. Fell1, Kathleen M. Gura3, Mark Puder1
1Vascular Biology Program and Department of Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2Clinical Research Center, Biostatistics Core, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 3Department of Pharmacy, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
10:40 am 13. For the Treatment of Primary Hyperparathyroidism Routine Fourgland Exploration Performed on an Outpatient Basis is as Successful and Safe as a Less Invasive Approach
Marcoandrea Giorgi, Peter Mazzaglia
Brown University, Providence, RI
10:50 am 14. Detection of Tumor-specific Mutations in Circulating, Cell-free DNA: Potential for a Biomarker in Esophageal Adenocarcinoma
Matthew Egyud1, Jennifer Jackson1, Emiko Yamada1, Anders Stahlberg1,2, Virginia Litle1, Tony Godfrey1
1Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 2Department of Pathology, Sahlgrenska Cancer Center, Institute of Biomedicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
11:00 am 15. Relationship of Breast MRI to Recurrence Rates in Patients Undergoing Breast-Conservation Treatment
Maureen V. Hill1, JL Beeman1, KN Jhala2, Stefan D. Holubar1, Kari R. Rosenkranz1, Richard J. Barth Jr.1
1Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, 2Geisel School of Medicine, Hanover, NH
11:10 am 16. The Role of GLP-2 in the Metabolic Benefits of Bariatric Surgery
Eleanor Rudge, Thomas Mielewczyk, Ali Tavakkoli, Eric Sheu
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
11:20 am 17. Preoperative and Intraoperative Factors Which Predict Shaved Cavity Margin Involvement in Breast Conserving Surgery
Rong Tang1, Suzanne B. Coopey1, Michelle C. Specht1, Barbara A. Wexelman1, Michele A. Gadd1, Kevin S. Hughes1, Elena F. Brachtel2, Barbara L. Smith1
1Division of Surgical Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
11:30 am 18. The Effect of Oral Antibiotics on the Development of Community Acquired Clostridium Difficile Colitis in Medicare Beneficiaries
Charles M. Psoinos, Courtney E. Collins, Didem Ayturk, Julie M. Flahive, Frederick A. Anderson Jr, Heena P. Santry
University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Surgery, Worcester, MA
11:40 am 19. Evaluation of PolyMPC-Dox Prodrugs in a Human Ovarian Tumor Model
Kaitlyn E. Wong1,2, Maria C. Mora1,2, Matthew Skinner3, Samantha McRae Page3, Giovanna M. Crisi1, Richard B. Arenas1,2, Sallie S. Schneider1,2,3, Todd Emrick3
1Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, 2Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute, Springfield, MA, 3University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
11:50 am Lunch

Session III

12:30 pm 20. Donor Mesenchymal Stem Cell Trafficking after Trans-Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy (TRASCET) in a Normal Rodent Model
Christopher D. Graham, Hester Shieh, Joseph A. Brazzo III, Lucas Rohrer, Alexander Papadakis, Amy H.S. Pan, David Zurakowski, Dario O. Fauza
Department of Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
12:40 pm 21. Impact of Extramural Vascular Invasion on Colon Cancer Outcomes
Ramzi Amri, Anne Dinaux, Liliana Bordeianou, David Berger
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
12:50 pm 22. Rothman index variability predicts clinical deterioration and rapid response team activation
Brian Wengerter, Kevin Pei, David Asuzu, Kimberly A. Davis
Yale School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, New Haven, CT
1:00 pm 23. Anti-neoplastic Effects of Rhodiola crenulata Treatment on B16-F10 Melanoma
Maxine C. Dudek1,3, Kaitlyn E. Wong2,3, Lotfi M. Bassa1,3, Maria Carmen Mora2,3, Jennifer Ser-Dolansky3, Jean M. Henneberry2, Giovanna M. Crisi2, Richard B. Arenas2,3, Sallie S. Schneider1,2,3
1University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 2Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, 3Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute, Springfield, MA
1:10 pm 24. Wide Variation and Excessive Dosage of Narcotic Prescriptions for Common General Surgical Procedures
Maureen Hill, Michelle McMahon, Ryland Stucke, Richard Barth, Jr.
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
1:20 pm 25. Programmed Cell Death Receptor-1 (PD-1), a Checkpoint Protein, Regulates iNKT-cell Modulation of Murine Neonatal Sepsis
Eleanor A. Fallon1, Daithi S. Heffernan1, Tristen T. Chun1, Ali Amin2, William G. Cioffi1, Alfred Ayala1
1Department of Surgery, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, 2Department of Pathology, Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI
1:30 pm 26. Are Patients Making Optimal Choices When Selecting Hospitals?
Zhi Ven Fong, Yanik J. Bababekov, Carlos Fernandez-del Castillo, Cristina R. Ferrone, Andrew L. Warshaw, Keith D. Lillemoe, David C. Chang
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
1:45 pm Award Announcements & Adjourn

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