The poster gallery is an archive of the work of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) employees and health care professionals. Part of the mission of LVHN is to support clinical care through education and research. To that end, the posters shared here reflect innovation, performance improvement projects and studies that address all areas of healthcare from clinical care to administrative initiatives. They are shared freely to encourage conversation and collaboration.

2017

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Eosinophilic Heart Disease: A Case Report and Review of Literature (Poster)., Ghulam Akbar MD, Fnu Vikram, Ronald S. Freudenberger MD, and Matthew W. Martinez MD (Poster)

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Havoc In The Gut: Ipilimumab-induced Prolonged Steroid Dependent Autoimmune Gastroenterocolitis., Abdul Aleem MD, Anam Malik MD, Eric Nellis MD, and Hiral N. Shah MD (Poster)

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Standardization of Fall Interventions in the Emergency Department., Shena Alvarado BSN, RN; Andrew Chinofsky BSN, RN; Nicole M. Lucchese BSN, RN; Christopher E. Painter BSN, RN; and Nicholas R. Tucciarone BSN, RN (Poster)

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Identifying Demographics and Biopsychosocial Characteristics Among Emergency Youth Shelter Residents., Aleksandra Bacewicz; Elizabeth Beaty; Cristina Calogero; Carly Crowder; Ajay Koti; Kathleen McFadden; Richelle Reinhart; Seth VanZant; and Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP (Poster)

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Development and Implementation of a Fracture Liaison Service at a High Performing Regional Community Health Network Hospital., Steven Baltic (Poster)

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Necrobiotic Xanthogranuloma in Female with Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance., Carl Barrick DO and Tanya Ermolovich DO (Poster)

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Systematic Review of the Delivery of Mydriacyl to the Inpatient Pediatric Floors at LVHN for an Ophthalmology Consultation., Christopher Barron (Poster)

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Chilblain Lupus Erythematosus in an Adult Male., Stephanie Bayruns MD and Tyler Stutzman MPH (Poster)

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Integrating Osteopathic Students into Clinical Clerkships at an Allopathic Regional Medical Campus., Brian L. Bennett MEd; Margaret A. Hadinger EdD, MS; Robert D. Barraco MD, MPH; Joseph M. Kaczmarczyk DO, MPH; Danielle Pedrotty MEd; and Angela Davis (Poster)

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Excellence in End-of-Life Care for Patients Dying in an Acute Care Hospital, Rochelle Bensinger RN, OCN; Erin Detweiler BSN, RN; and Monica Ring-Striba RN, CHPN (Poster)

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Exploring Provider Attitudes about Shared Decision Making Regarding Pain Management During Labor., Vartika Bhardwaj MS (Poster)

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Rhabdomylosis Induced Type 1 Pattern Brugada Syndrome: A Differential Not to be Forgotten, Ross G. Biggs DO, Jahangir Khan MD, Q Muhammed MD, and Babak Bozorgnia MD (Poster)

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Cardiac Sarcoidosis Mimicking Arrhythmogenic Right Venticular Dysplasia., Ross Biggs DO, Brijesh Patel MD, Matthew W. Martinez MD, Matthew McCambridge MD, Susan Kim MD, and Norman Marcus MD (Poster)

Epidermal Grafting Use in a Moh's Surgery Nose Defect., Sigrid A. Blome-Eberwein MD (Poster)

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Preemptive Action to Improve Veteran Healthcare., Kevin Bobeck (Poster)

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Diffuse Idiopathic Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Cell Hyperplasia (DIPNECH): A Case Presentation and Overview of Documented Cases (Poster)., Samer Bolis DO and Yehia Y. Mishriki MD (Poster)

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Orthostatic Blood Pressure Vital Signs: Educating Staff to Keep Our Geriatric Population Safe., Hilary A. Boos BSN, RN and Erin Snyder BSN, RN (Poster)

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Vulnerable Elder Survey as a Predictor of Falls in the Emergency Medicine Setting., Rebecca Brown and Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP (Poster)

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Aromatherapy to Reduce Anxiety., Alyssa D. Bryan BSN, RN and Rosemarie Ross BSN, RN (Poster)

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Esophageal High Resolution Impedance Manometry: The GI Nurse Role., Rosann Buchman RN CGRN and Linda Marks RN, BSN, CGRN (Poster)

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Does Lobular Neoplasia Diagnosed on Core Biopsy Warrant Further Investigation?, Tucker Burr, Ryan Lutz, and Priya Sareen MD (Poster)

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Hospital Length of Stay vs. Relative Value Unit Generation in Trauma Surgery., Danielle Carr and Joseph J. Stirparo MD (Poster)

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Providing Donor Breast Milk for Premature Infants., Emilee N. Carr BSN, RN; Mary K. Kline BSN, RN; and Michelle N. Lanzarone BSN, RN (Poster)

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STIs and LVHN: Using Billing Data as a Proof-of-Concept Tool to Inform a New LVHN STI Clinic in Decision Making., Philip Castrovinci MS4; David Zimmerman MPH,CAADS; and Joseph L. Yozviak DO, FACP (Poster)

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Relieving Work-related Stress With Low-level Background Music., Robert M. Cefola BSN, RN and Ian M. Liebold BSN, RN (Poster)

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Information Seeking Behavior of Providers on the Risks and Benefits of Treatments at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)., Randall Chan (Poster)

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A Case of Pregnancy-associated Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis., Misbat Chaudry MD and Samuel Adediran MD (Poster)

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A Unique Cause of Anion Gap Metabolic Acidosis: Euglycemia DKA., Ross Cohen DO, PGY-4 and Kevin Weaver D.O.,FACOEP (Poster)

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Development of a AYA Team: Ensuring Age-Appropriate Cancer Care for Adolescents and Young Adults., Donna Colabroy RN, MSN, OCN, CCM; Melissa Kratz RN, MSN, AOCN; Amber Messinger BSW; Rose Schenk MSN; Elizabeth Rohn MSS, LCSW, OSW-C, PhD; and Mandy Hendricks RN MSN OCN (Poster)

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Strategies for Successful Stroke Survey., Erin M. Conahan RN, CNRN and Claranne Mathiesen RN, MSN, CNRN (Poster)

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Stop the Scanning: CT Scans and Radiation Risk in Pediatric Trauma Patients., Carly Crowder, Catherine Zimel, and Marybeth Browne MD (Poster)

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A Review of Abdominoplasty and Lipectomy Post-Operative Management and Comorbidities at LVHN., John DallaRosa and Robert X. Murphy JR, MD, MS (Poster)

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Increasing Physician Awareness and Utilization of LVHN’s Health Advocacy Program., Glen DeAngelis (Poster)

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Pleomorphic Fibroma., Huyenlan Dinh DO, Cynthia L. Bartus MD, Nektarios I. Lountzis DO, and Stephen M. Purcell DO (Poster)

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Association of Pregnancy Related Complications and Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Women: What do Providers Know and Need to Address the Issue?., Thanhnga Doan and Amy M. Ahnert MD (Poster)

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Breastfeeding Assessment and Education in Pediatric Nurses., Nicole E. Doble BSN, RN and Amy L. Serfas BSN, RN (Poster)

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Epidermolytic Acanthomas of the Scrotum., Claire O. Dorfman DO and Tanya Ermolovich DO (Poster)

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Streamlining Electronic Orders Management: Phases of Care from a Nursing Perspective., Kathleen Duckworth RN, CPAN (Poster)

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Every Child, Every Time: Universal Child Abuse Screening Increases Awareness and State Reporting., Lauren Dudas MD, Gwenda L. Petrohoy, Debra Esernio-Jenssen MD, Cheryl Lansenderfer BSN, Joseph J. Stirparo MD, Michele Dunstan, and Marybeth Browne MD (Poster)

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Total Joint Replacement Pathway: An Evaluation of Preoperative Education., Christian Dumont (Poster)

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The Role of Carotid Ultrasound in Patients with Non-Focal Neurological Complaints., Kelsey Duncan (Poster)

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Linear Immunoglobulin A (IgA) Bullous Dermatosis in a Child., Tanya Ermolovich DO; Steven Oberlender MD, PhD; and Veronica Rutt DO (Poster)

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Vaginal Delivery Safety Checklist., Rachel B. Eusebio BSN, RN and Alice Takla BSN, RN (Poster)

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Transparencies of Documentation Across Disciplines., Amy E. Evans BSN, RN (Poster)

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Using Neural Networks and Logistic Regression to Predict Septic Shock in ICU Patients., David Farzam (Poster)

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"Lessening Stress in OHU/TOHU- Creating an Easy Access Tool"., Katie Fedor BSN, RN and Elisa A. Molchany BSN, RN (Poster)

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Lack of Gender Differences in Prevalence of Homelessness in the Emergency Department (Poster)., Brett Feldman MSPAS, PA-C; Alexandra M. Craen BA; Osman Z. Abbasi DO; Zachary M. Dillon MD; Kenneth Dzike MD; Joshua Enyart DO; Julie A. Fritzges DO; Jessica L. Glaubman DO; Emily A. Kiernan DO; Nathanial M. Yodor DO; Timothy J. Friel MD; Stephen W. Dusza DrPH; and Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP (Poster)

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A Patient- and ED Provider-Focused Qualitative Needs Assessment Regarding Pediatric Sports-related Concussion Care at the Lehigh Valley Health Network., Benjamin Ferry MS4 (Poster)

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Sarcoidosis Mimicking Multiple Myeloma., Gabriela Firak DO and Sehris Khawaja DO (Poster)

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Early Ambulation to Decrease Narcotic Use in Postoperative/Postpartum Cesarean Section Mothers., Courtney Fox BSN, RN; Annaliese Gorham BSN, RN; and Lisa Patel BSN, RN (Poster)

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Impact of Atrial Fibrillation on Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized with ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (Poster)., Lohit Garg MD, Sahil Agrawal, Manyoo Agarwal, Aakash Garg, Amitoj Singh, Nirmanmoh Bhatia, Mahek Shah MD, Brijesh Patel MD, Sudip Nanda, and David A. Cox MD (Poster)

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Posterior Knee Pain in a Teenage Soccer Player., Elan L. Goldwaser DO (Poster)

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Multinucleate Cell Angiohistiocytoma., Elise Grgurich DO, Kelly Quinn DO, Christian W. Oram DO, and Nektarios I. Lountzis DO (Poster)

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Severe-Range Hypertension in the Peripartum Period: Are We Providing Appropriate and Timely Care?, Tiana M.D. Guillaume, Francine Miranda RN, and Marion B. Nihen MD (Poster)

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The Grass is Always Greener: Surviving Mergers and Acquisitions, No Matter Your Side of the Fence., Margaret A. Hadinger EdD, MS and Robert D. Barraco MD, MPH (Poster)

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Nurse Resident Job Satisfaction: Do Directors Make a Difference?, April L. Hargy BSN, RN and Sonya Whitman BSN, RN (Poster)

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Does a Brief Educational Intervention Allow for Greater Prehospital Recognition of Acute Stroke by Paramedics?., Tara K. Henry-Morrow EMT-P; Bryan D. Nelson MBA, NR-P; Erin M. Conahan RN, CNRN; Claranne Mathiesen RN, MSN, CNRN; Bernadette Glenn-Porter BS; Matthew Niehaus DO; Lauren M. Porter; Mitchell Gesell DO; Gregory Monaghan MD; and Jeanne L. Jacoby MD (Poster)

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Ventriculostomy Dressing Changes., Anthony T. Hernandez BSN, RN and Yvette M. Jabbour BSN, RN (Poster)

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Feasability Study to Assess Addition of a Prophylactic Antiarrhythmic Regimen to Post-operative Open-Heart Surgery Management., Cameron St. Hilaire, Travis Gaskill PA-C, Sarah Dolcemascolo PA-C, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Family Practitioners’ Thresholds for Treating Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Lehigh Valley Health Network., Matthew Ho (Poster)

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A “Standardized Patient” to Validate the Competency of SANEs, Amanda Howatt BSN, RN, CEN; Devin Kennedy MSN, RN, CEN; Sandra Sabbatini MSN, RN-BC, CEN; and Michele Rice BSN, RN, CEN (Poster)

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Fall Accountability Care Program., Jenny Huang BSN, RN and Kelly Menendez BSN, RN (Poster)

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Anti-Centromere Antibody Associated Necrotizing Myopathy: A Case Report., Camille Imbo-Nloga MS-3, C Hanna MD, Matthew Sullivan DO, and Susan Kim DO (Poster)

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Multiple Large Lung Cavitary Lesions Due to Streptococcus Intermedius in an Otherwise Healthy Young Male., Deepika Jain MD, Matthew Miles DO, and Andres Zirlinger MD (Poster)

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The Impact of a Focused Factory on Intraoperative Cost Per Case in Elective Total Knee Replacement Surgery., Hope L. Johnson MSN, RN, CNOR (Poster)

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Direct to OR Resuscitation: A Reevaluation 20 Years After Implementation at LVHN., Emma Jones (Poster)

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Gender Differences in CDC Guideline Compliance for STIs in Emergency Departments., Bryan G. Kane MD; Alexander W D Guillaume; Elizabeth M. Evans DO; Terrence E. Goyke DO; Jessica K. Eygnor DO; Lauren Semler MS; Stephen W. Duza DrPH; and Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP (Poster)

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Benefits of a Sepsis Program., Nikos Karakashian and Matthew McCambridge MD (Poster)

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Loperamide-Induced Torsades de Pointes: A Case Series (Poster)., Kenneth D. Katz MD; Robert D. Cannon DO; Matthew D. Cook DO; Alexandra Amaducci; Ryan Day; Joshua Enyart DO; Glenn Burket; Jennifer Janssen MS; and Karl E. Williams MD, MPH (Poster)

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A Case of Recurrent Cerebrovascular Accident in the Setting of Cardiac Papillary Fibroelastoma., Jahangir Khan MD, Matthew Sullivan DO, and Amy M. Ahnert MD (Poster)

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Wegener’s Granulomatosis Precipitated by Prostatic Abscess., Sehris Khawaja DO; Deepika Jain MD; Gabriela Firak DO; and James Ross MD, FACP (Poster)

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Post-Transfusion Purpura: A Rare Cause of Severe Thrombocytopenia., Rachel Kinney DO and Bala Carver MD (Poster)

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Enhancing Communication Along the Perioperative Continuum., Amanda L. Knoll BSN, RN (Poster)

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Can Education and the Reinforcement of a Bladder Program Improve Rehabilitation Patient Outcomes?., Neha Kohli (Poster)

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Relationship Between Child Growth Metrics and Maltreatment: A Retrospective Chart Review., Ajay Koti MS and Debra Esernio-Jenssen MD (Poster)

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Assessment for Physician Awareness of Physiatry., Aaron Krueger and Wayne E. Dubov MD (Poster)

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Operating Room Utilization: Analysis of Nights and Weekends., Meghan Kubala and Joseph J. Stirparo MD (Poster)

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A Retroactive Single Institution Study of Three-Year Survival of HER-2/neu Positive Breast Cancer Treated with Adjuvant Chemotherapy, A Quality Improvement Project., Deepika Kumar MS4, Ramona E. Chase CRNP, and Savitri Skandan MD (Poster)

The Relationship of Discharge Position and Other Variables to Length of Stay in Patients with Hip Fractures., TJ Kwarcinski MS4; Jacob Rust MS2; Cathyann Feher RN,MSN; and Michael D. Pasquale MD, FACS, FCCM (Poster)

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Implementing a Skin Assessment Tool in the Operating Room., Kerianne N. Larizzio BSN, RN and Jaclyn M. Panichi BSN, RN (Poster)

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Assessing SELECT Student Preparedness and Application of SELECT Competencies During Clerkships. An Interview-based Longitudinal Cohort Study., Catherine Lee; Rahul Mhaskar MD, MPH, PhD; and Joann Quinn PhD (Poster)

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Decreased Foley Insertion: Serial Straight Catheterization Versus Indwelling Catheterization, Joy R. Lopez BSN, RN and Stephanie A. Stucka (Poster)

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We’ve Got Talent: Partnering with Human Resources for Recruitment (Poster)., Jeanne P. Luke MSN, RN, CNOR (Poster)

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2003-2012 Inpatient Mortality and Cost of Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt in Budd-Chiari Syndrome in the US., Sen Lu MS4 and Edward W. Lee MD, PhD (Poster)

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Combination 2D/3D Mammography versus 2D Mammography: A Comparison Study on Clinical Metrics in Women with Normal and Dense Breast Tissue., Ryan Lutz, Priya Sareen MD, and Tucker Burr (Poster)

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An Over-the-Counter Treatment for Diarrhea Leading to Euphoria and Fatal Arrhythmia., Angela Magdaleno, Michael Sumner DO, Travis Magdaleno MD, Justin L. Guthier DO, and Apurva Vyas MD (Poster)

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Islet Cell Transplant: Successful Survival Through Pregnancy., Angela Magdaleno and Marc A. Vengrove DO, FACP (Poster)

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Euglycemic DKA in MODY Patient: Empagliflozin to Blame., Angela Magdaleno, Sandhya Venkataraman DO, and Gretchen Perilli MD (Poster)

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Endoscopic Gastrojejunostomy: A Novel Approach to Roux Limb Obstructions Following Roux-en-Y Hepaticojejunostomy., Travis Magdaleno MD, Eric Nellis MD, Hiral N. Shah MD, and Shashin Shah MD (Poster)

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An Unfortunate Case of a Fallen Spartan., Travis Magdaleno MD and Noor Salam MD (Poster)

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Assessment of Potential Risk Factors Involved in 30-Day Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Readmission Rate., Veniamin Mayevskiy (Poster)

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A Demographic Description of the Response of Stage IV Primary Right and Left Sided Colon Malignancies to Therapeutic Intervention within Lehigh Valley Health Network., Kathleen Mcfadden; Ramona E. Chase ANP-BC,DNP,; and Ranju Gupta MD (Poster)

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Driving Simulators – More than a Video Game!, William D. McQuilken B.A. and Judith M. Schultz B.A. (Poster)

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A Ruptured Basilar Aneurysm Resulting in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy., Ryan Murphy DO, Apurva Vyas MD, and Megan Leary MD (Poster)

Retrospective Analysis of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy With Carboplatin/ Paclitaxel Versus FOLFOX in Newly Diagnosed Esophageal or Junctional Camcers: A Single Institution Experience. (Poster), Ranjit R. Nair MD; Usman Shah MD; Hope Kincaid MPH, CPH; Jennifer E. Kincaid MPH; and Eliot L. Friedman MD (Poster)

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Multifactorial Approach to Opioid Abuse Within the Emergency Department., Andrew Napier BS, Robert D. Cannon, and Paige Roth LSW (Poster)

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EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN YOUR STUDY PARTICIPANTS., Jean Novak MT(ASCP), CCRC, CVT and Debra Walicki (Poster)

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Evaluating Compliance with Epidurals at LVH–Cedar Crest and LVH–Muhlenberg Under the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol in Patients Undergoing Colorectal Procedures., Neil Patel (Poster)

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Caring for the Autistic Pediatric Population in the Emergency Department., Teresa L. Pekarik BSN, RN and Samantha B. Sheftel BSN, RN (Poster)

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Reducing Unanticipated Pediatric Transfers to Higher Level Care by Improving Admission Triage., Ariel Penaranda and Liborio LaRussa MD (Poster)