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26th Annual Surgical Resident and Fellow Research Presentation Day Program

2019 Program Outline

Program subject to change
*Indicates NESS Non-member
8:00 am Continental Breakfast

8:25 am Introduction and Welcome
Jesse S. Moore

  Session I
(7-minute presentation/3-minute discussion)
Moderator: Jesse S. Moore

8:30 am 1. Decreased Recurrence in Sarcoma Using Double-Loaded Paclitaxel-Eluting Polymer Films
*David A. Mahvi1, *Catalina Bordeianu2, *Ngoc-Quynh Chu1, *Jeremy Miller2, *Mark W. Grinstaff2, *Yolonda L. Colson1, Chandrajit P. Raut1
1Brigham and Women's, Boston, MA; 2Boston University, Boston, MA

8:40 am 2. Predicting Anastomotic Leak After Elective Colectomy: Utility of a Modified Frailty Index
*Jeremy Dressler, Nishit Shah, Stephanie Lueckel, William Cioffi
Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University, Providence, RI

8:50 am 3. A Comparison Between Placental and Amniotic Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Transamniotic Stem Cell Therapy for Experimental Gastroschisis
*Alexander V. Chalphin, *Sarah A. Tracy, *Stefanie P. Lazow, *Ina Kycia, *David Zurakowski, *Dario O. Fauza
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

9:00 am 4. Defining Risk and Risk Factors for Unplanned ICU Admissions of Trauma Patients: Developing a Predictive Risk Score
*Stephen E. Ranney, Ajai K. Malhotra, *Peter Callas, *Lloyd Patashnick, *Samy Ramadan, *Deidre LaFrance, Margaret Tandoh, William E. Charash, *Gary C. An, *Tim H. Lee
University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT

9:10 am 5. Chemoprevention by Bromodomain Inhibition in a Rodent Model of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
*Shen Li1, *Nourdine Hamdane2, *Frank Jühling2, *Gunisha Arora1, *Mozhdeh Sojoodi1, *Derek J. Erstad1, *Michael Lanuti1, *Thomas F. Baumert2, *Bryan C. Fuchs1, Kenneth K. Tanabe1
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Institut de Recherche sur les Maladies Virales et Hépatiques, Strasbourg, France

9:20 am 6. Establishing Predictors of Index Admission Morbidity in Esophageal Atresia With or Without Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula
*Stefanie P. Lazow1, *Offir Ben-Ishay1, *Steven J. Staffa1, *Francesca R. Pluchinotta1, *Samuel C. Schecter2, *Ryan P. Cauley1, *Wayne Tworetzky2, *Hanmin Lee2, *Anita J. Moon-Grady2, *Terry L. Buchmiler1
1Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Benioff Childrens Hospital, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

9:30 am 7. Isolation and Characterization of Thioredoxin-1 Engineered Exosomes and its Role in Cardiac Function Following Myocardial Infarction
*Jennifer Hubbard1,2, *Pradeep Seetur Radhakrishna1, *Jacob Campbell1, *Mahesh Thirunavukkarasu1, *David W. McFadden1, J Alexander Palesty2, *Nilanjana Maulik1
1UConn Health, Farmington, CT; 2Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT

9:40 am 8. Construct Validation of Low-Cost, Low-fidelity Task Trainers for Excisional Hemorrhoidectomy
*Alaina D. Geary, *Luise IM. Pernar, Jason F. Hall
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

9:50 am 9. Treatment with Low-Dose IL-2 and Anti-IL6R mAb Induces Treg Expansion, but Does Not Induce Tolerance of MHC-Mismatched Cardiac Allografts in Non-Human Primates
*Jane O, *Wiebke Sommer, *Robert B. Colvin, *Gilles Benichou, James S. Allan, Joren C. Madsen
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

10:00 am Break

  Session II
(7-minute presentation/3-minute discussion)
Moderator: Peter J. Mazzaglia

10:10 am 10. Insulin Cessation Following Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Versus Sleeve Gastrectomy
*Keyvan Heshmati, *Tammy Lo, *Hassan Aliakbarian, *Paul Sheils, Ali Tavakkoli, Eric Sheu
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

10:20 am 11. Programmed Cell Death Ligand 1 (PDL-1) Protects Against Death in Neonatal Sepsis
*Michelle E. Wakeley1, *Monique E. De Paepe2, *Chun-Shiang Chung1, Daithi Heffernan1, *Alfred Ayala1
1Brown University, Providence, RI; 2Woman and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI

10:30 am 12. Renovascular Hypertension in Children: Surgical Management and Outcomes at a Single Center Interdisciplinary Program
*Stephanie Kim, *Deborah R. Stein, *Michael A. Ferguson, *Diego Porras, *Diego Porras, *Gulraiz Chaudry, *Michael N. Singh, *Leslie Smoot, Heung Bae Kim, Khashayar Vakili
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

10:40 am 13. Repeat Dosing in the Retinoic Acid Model of Transamniotic Stem Cell Therapy for Spina Bifida
*Sarah Tracy1, *Alexander Chalphin1, *Sefanie Lazow1, *Ina Kycia2, *Christopher Chan3, *Adam Finkelstein4, *David Zurakowski2, *Dario Fauza2
1Boston Children's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA; 2Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA; 3Boston University, Boston, MA; 4 Lafayette College, Easton, PA

10:50 am 14. Evaluation of a Preceptorship Model on the Third Year General Surgery Clerkship
*Alaina D. Geary, *Luise IM. Pernar, *Cullen O. Carter
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

11:00 am 15. Integrin VLA3 Mediates Endothelial Barrier Damage by Human Sepsis Patient Neutrophils in Vitro
*Chelsey C. Ciambella1, *Catherine M. Dickinson1, David S. Heffernan1, *Minsoo Kim2, William G. Cioffi1, *Jonathan S. Reichner1
1Brown University School Of Medicine, Division Of Surgical Research, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI; 2University Of Rochester, Department Of Microbiology And Immunology, Center For Vaccine Biology And Immunology, Rochester, NY

11:10 am 16. Optimizing Follow-up of Incidental Findings: A Structured Survey of Primary Care Providers
*Stephanie D. Talutis1, *Ellen Childs2, *Philip E. Knapp1, *Avneesh Gupta1, *Cleopatra Ferrao1, David McAneny1, David McAneny1, *F. Thurston Drake1
1Boston University, Boston, MA; 2Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA

11:20 am 17. Reduced Patency in Left-Sided Arteriovenous Grafts in a Porcine Model
*Shirley Liu, *Tun Wang, *Juan Wang, *Toshihiko Isaji, *Shun Ono, *Laura E. Niklason, Alan Dardik
Yale University, New Haven, CT

11:30 am 18. Predictors and Outcomes in Infants Receiving Tracheostomy: A Prospective Multicenter Cohort Analysis
*Sam Han1, *Jamie Knell1, *Charles Hong1, *Karen Watters1, *Erika Edwards2, *Kate Morrow2, *Roger Soll2, Tom Jaksic1, *Jeffrey Horbar2, Biren Modi1
1Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA; 2University of Vermont and Vermont Oxford Network, Burlington, VT

11:40 am 19. RYGB Mediated Lipid Metabolism Changes Contribute to T2D Resolution
*Tammy Lo, *Renuka Subramaniam, Eric G. Sheu, Ali Tavakkoli
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

11:50 am Lunch

  Session III
(7-minute presentation/3-minute discussion)
Moderator: Walter E. Longo

12:30 pm 20. Surgical and Oncologic Outcomes of Open Versus Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy in a Low-volume Setting
*Susanna W. de Geus, *Kurt S. Schultz, *Timothy Feeney, *Sing Chau Ng, *Thurston F. Drake, David McAneny, Jennifer F. Tseng, Teviah E. Sachs
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

12:40 pm 21. Inpatient Prisoners are at Higher Risk for Postoperative Venous Thromboembolism
*Andrea Gillis, *Lauren Strait, *Ashar Ata, *Steven Stain, *Megan Applewhite, Todd Beyer
Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

12:50 pm 22. Variable Life Adjusted Display (VLAD): Novel Utility of a Metric for Quantification of Perioperative Patient Lives Gained Following Pancreatic Surgery
*Naomi M. Sell1, *Zhi Ven Fong1, *Samuel F. Hohmann2, *Cristina R. Ferrone1, Carlos F. Fernandez del Castillo1, Andrew L. Warshaw1, Keith D. Lillemoe1, *Jordan P. Bloom1, *Motaz Qadan1
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Vizient, Chicago, IL

1:00 pm 23. PHD Inhibition Accelerates Lung Growth in a Murine Model of Unilateral Pneumonectomy
*Victoria Ko, *Duy T. Dao, *Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, *Lumeng J. Yu, *Bennet S. Cho, *Amy Pan, Mark Puder
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

1:10 pm 24. Early Pediatric Surgical Consultation Expedites Care of Children with Choledocholithiasis
*Nathan Maassel, *Daniel G. Solomon
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

1:20 pm 25. c-Cbl Augments Ischemia Induced Angiogenesis in Hindlimb Ischemia Model in Uremic Condition
*Nkiruka Arinze, *Joshua Walker, *Sean Richards, *Sung Bok Yu, *Marc Napoleon, *Chimera Lyle, *Jeffrey J. Siracuse, Alik Farber, *Nader Rahimi, *Vipul Chitalia
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

1:30 pm 26. A Volume-Restrictive Burn Resuscitation Bundle and the Incidence of Acute Kidney Injury
*Roberto Cortez Brown
University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI

1:50 pm Award Announcements & Adjourn

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