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.

2019

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Fear of Falling: Can We Reduce It?, Aisha Adams RN; Carl A. Handwerk BSN, RN; Emily Macbride RN; and Tyler Groner BSN, RN (Poster)

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A Predictive Model for Decreasing Clinical No-Show Rates in a Primary Care Setting, M Usman Ahmad; Angie Zhang; and Rahul Mhaskar MPH, PhD (Poster)

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Traumatic Tricuspid Regurgitation: When to Operate, Ghulam Akbar MD, Lohit Garg MD, Syed Rafay Ali Sabzwari, Fnu Vikram MD, and Raman Dusaj MD (Poster)

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Isolated Bicuspid Pulmonic Valve: “Forgotten Valve” and a Rare Anomaly, Ghulam Akbar MD, Fnu Vikram MD, Lohit Garg MD, Larry E. Jacobs MD, and Matthew W. Martinez MD (Poster)

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“Do you WANT it, or do you NEED it?” Standardization of Doctor’s Preference Cards, Autumn Altemose ADN, RN; Christopher M. Evans BS, BSN, RN; Marybridget Martin ADN, RN; and Sean Wang BA, BSN, RN (Poster)

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Education will Improve Documentation of Intravenous Lines for Registered Nurses, Alexander J. Altomare BSN, RN; Summer Meister BSN, RN; and Jessica A. Randolph BSN, RN (Poster)

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Understanding COPD Patients’ Values in Regards to Educational Modalities Offered at a Local Pulmonology Clinic, Nathaniel Baker (Poster)

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Vague Hip Pain in a 9-Year Old Soccer Player, Paolo N. Balmaseda MD and Chelsea Evans DO (Poster)

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Sterile Neutrophilic Folliculitis with Vasculopathy in a Young Male Patient with Infective Endocarditis, Carl Barrick DO, Naeha Gupta DO, Richard McCalin MD, and Stephen M. Purcell DO (Poster)

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A Case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Presenting With Depression and Anxiety, Kathryn B. Bartlett DO; Kathleen E. Kane MD; Bryan G. Kane MD; Kevin Weaver D.O.,FACOEP; and Gavin C. Barr Jr. MD (Poster)

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Overcoming Brick and Mortar: Feasibility of Implementation of a MAT and Linkage to Treatment Program by Leveraging Community Partnerships, Gillian A. Beauchamp MD; Priyanka Lauber DO; Jamie Allen DO; Nathan Boateng BA; Samantha A. Shaak PhD; Paige Roth MSW, LSW, CRS; Lexis Laubach BS; Lauren M. Crowley BA; David B. Burmeister DO, FACEP, CPE; and Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP (Poster)

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Feasibility of Implementation of an Emergency Department Discharge Opioid Taper Protocol, Gillian A. Beauchamp MD; Joshua Rosentel BSn, RN; Erin Farber DO; Joseph Levi DO, DPT; Lexis Laubach BS; Lauren Crowley BA; Richard S. MacKenzie MD, MBOE; David M. Richardson MD; and Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP (Poster)

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Developing and Delivering Provider Education on Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Lindsay Bock and Amanda B. Flicker MD (Poster)

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Teamwork between Engineering and Medicine: Collaboraitve Training in the Emergency Department, Philip Bowers; Xiandong Peng MEng; Elyse R. Stevens MEng; Ana-Julia Alexandrescue-Anselm MS; Richard S. MacKenzie MD, MBOE; Terrill E. Theman MD, MEng; Andrew C. Miller DO; Ann L. Gallagher RN, BSN; and Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP (Poster)

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An Uncommon Complication of a Common Medication: Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage Secondary to Supratherapeutic INR, Nathan Brewster DO, Christopher Lenivy DO, Kareem Godil MD, and Andres Zirlinger MD (Poster)

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I Spy with My Little Eye… an iPad!, Elizabeth Bringhurst BSN, RN; Ashley M. Karinja ADN, RN; and Dina Meaney ADN, RN (Poster)

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Metastatic Melanoma to the Stomach: A Rare Cause of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Ricky Buckshaw DO, Robert V. Decker MD, and Shashin Shah MD (Poster)

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Esophageal Necrosis: A Rare Complication of Diabetic Ketoacidosis – A Case Report, Ricky Buckshaw DO, Ethan S. Stern DO, Robert andrews MD, and Frederic Stelzer MD (Poster)

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PURPOSEFUL HOURLY ROUNDING 5J & 4B Pediatrics, Paige Caroff BSN, RN and Erica L. Rau ADN, RN (Poster)

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Increasing Patient Fall Risk Awareness Through Video Education, Olivia V. Cary BSN, RN and Sarah Licata ASN, RN (Poster)

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Understanding Anticoagulation Decisions in Atrial Fibrillation, John Cassel and Zhe Chen MD (Poster)

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Propofol Infusion Syndrome: a Serious Complication With a Commonly Used Drug in the ICU, Hernando Castillo MS, Jaimin Patel DO, Nathan Brewster DO, Swetangini Patel P3, and Brian Civic MD (Poster)

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Modifying the Existing CHF Pathway for Acute CHF seen in the ED using New Guidelines and Feedback to Improve Compliance and Increase Appropriate Discharges from the ED, Jigar Chauhan and Richard S. MacKenzie MD (Poster)

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Effectiveness of the “Timed Up and Go” (TUG) and the Chair Test as Screening Tools for Geriatric Fall Risk Assessment in the ED, Richard Chow DO; Andre Lee; Bryan G. Kane MD; Jeanne L. Jacoby MD; Robert D. Barraco MD, MPH; Stephen W. Dusza DrPH; Matthew C. Meyers BS; and Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP (Poster)

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Standardized Work to Promote Meal Breaks for Registered Nurses, Kelly Clark BSN, RN,; Megan Ford RN; Kasey A. Gaydos BSN, RN,; Evelynn V. Lienhard RN; and Victoria Ware BSN, RN (Poster)

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Improving Accuracy of Patient Weights, Patricia Combs RN, Sarah J. Mccauley RN, and Deena A. Turek RN (Poster)

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Data Dashboard: Making the Electronic Medical Record Work for You, Erin M. Conahan RN, CNRN and Claranne Mathiesen RN, MSN, CNRN (Poster)

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Can Prolaris Score be used to predict change in Gleason Score from biopsy to post-radical prostatectomy pathology?, Benjamin Croll MS4 (Poster)

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Halting Hyperbilirubinemia: Creating a Pathway to Success, Nicole C. Dalessio BSN, RN, CPN; Ashley M. Divincenzo BSN, RN, CPN; Kendra J. Savage BSN, RN, CPN; and Samantha Steich BSN, RN, CPN (Poster)

Rate of Reglan Administration and its' Side Effects IV push, Kelly Deiter BSN, RN; Kristin N. Hickman ADN, RN; and Kamila Krakornikova ADN, RN (Poster)

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"Quick! Where should we go!?": The effects of an educational refrigerator magnet on healthcare knowledge, decisionmaking, and time to decision., David Delnegro and Crystal Jacovino DO (Poster)

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Shiitake Mushroom-Induced Flagellate Dermatitis, Claire O. Dorfman DO and Nektarios I. Lountzis MD (Poster)

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Comparison of Grit, Depression, Anxiety and USMLE Scores in the Civilian and Military Medical Student Populations, Emily Duerr BS, Kevin O’Brien MD, and Katryna Thomas BS (Poster)

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Quality Improvement: Enhancing Provider Screening of Adolescent Substance Use With CRAFFT Questionnaire, Julia C. Durante MD; Emily Pollack MD; Richard J. Mazzaccaro MD, PhD; and Rosa Gomez-DeJesus MD (Poster)

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The Long and Winding Road: A Case Study of a Child with Niemann-Pick Disease, Michele M. Dzomic (Poster)

Will Attending an Educational In-service About LGBT health Help Emergency Department Nurses Communicate Effectively, and Instill Confidence in Performing a Culturally Sensitive Health Assessment While Providing care for a Patient Who Identifies as Transgender?, Timothy Eckhart ADN, RN; Taylor R. Miller RN; and Fernando Rodriguez BSN, RN (Poster)

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Current perspectives on the role of telemedicine in the management of Parkinson’s disease, Joel L. Eisenberg BS; Jyhgong Gabriel Hou MD, PhD; and Peter J. Barbour MD (Poster)

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Transitioning Patients off Telemetry in Cardiac Rehabilitation Increasing Confidence to Exercise Independently, Tara Encarnacion MS, ACSM-CEP (Poster)

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Rhabdomyolysis: An Unusual Presenting Symptom of Hypothyroidism, Kourtney Erickson DO, Grace Berlin DO, and Marie S. O’Brien DO (Poster)

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Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton Trauma PI Process, Alexandra K. Evans (Poster)

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Code Purple: Keeping our Memory Impaired Patients Safe, Lauren N. Fliszar (Poster)

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Emergency Department Skull Trephination for Management of Acute Epidural Hematoma, Julie A. Fritzges DO (Poster)

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Price Variance for Malaria Prophylaxis Among Northeastern US Pharmacies, Marcelo Gareca MD and Mark Knouse MD (Poster)

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Outcomes of Catheter Ablation for Atrial fibrillation in Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Lohit Garg MD, Syed Rafay Ali Sabzwari MD, Ghulam Akbar MD, Hiwot Ayele MD, Sahil Agrawal MD, Manyoo Agarwal MD, Jeffrey Gordon, Raman Dusaj MD, Talha Nazir MD, Babak Bozorgnia MD, and Matthew W. Martinez MD (Poster)

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Trends and Predictors of Implantable Cardioverted Defibrillator in Patients with Cardiac Arrest, Lohit Garg MD, Syed Rafay Ali Sabzwari MD, Aakash Garg MD, Manyoo Agarwal MD, Sahil Agrawal MD, Sima Y. Hodavance MD, Raman Dusaj MD, Nainesh C. Patel MD, and Jeffrey Gordon MD (Poster)

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Adapting to Hospital Culture and Improving Patient Care: Development and Implementation of a Pediatric Gastrostomy Tube Medical Home Program, Heather Geist BS and Marybeth Browne MD (Poster)

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A Nonclassical Presentation of Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma, Breanna S. Goldner DO, Kristina M. Lim DO, Alaynna C. Kears DO, and Adam J. Kotkiewicz DO (Poster)

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Effects of Adjuvant Music Therapy and Pain Management on Hospitalized Adult Patients, Tori R. Gollie BSN, RN (Poster)

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Sex Specific Outcomes of an ED Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries (ED-STEADI) Program, Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP; Jeanne L. Jacoby MD; Robert D. Barraco MD, MPH; Victoria Goodheart DO; Alexander Youngdahl DO; Ryan Day MD; Danielle Collins MD; Lauren Crowley BA; and Bryan G. Kane MD (Poster)

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Opioid Use Disorder Simulation for Preprofessional Health Care Students, Kerri Green MS, MEd. and Margaret A. Hadinger EdD, MS (Poster)

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Analyzing Compliance with the NICU Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Pathway, Elizabeth Guju MS4 and Wendy J. Kowalski MD (Poster)

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Pilot Analysis of the Risk Factors for 30 Day Readmission in Hip Fracture Patients, Michael Guju BS,MS and Brian Leader BS (Poster)

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Reactive Angioendotheliomatosis, Naeha Gupta DO, Richard McCalin MD, and Nektarios I. Lountzis MD (Poster)

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“The Experience:” A Pilot Summer Work Experience Program for High School Students, Margaret A. Hadinger EdD, MS; Kerri Green MS, MEd.; Jenae Holtzhafer BS; Cheryl Arndt PhD; and Kristyn R. Senneca BS (Poster)

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Implementation of an Inpatient Pediatrics Diabetes Sickday Pathway, Afif Hanna, Liborio LaRussa MD, Ashley Griswold DO, and Jemma Fiorentini (Poster)

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Using Entrustable Professional Activities to Improve Pediatric Residency Evaluations, Kelli N. Harajda MD and Kris Rooney MD (Poster)

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Improving the Effectiveness of Remote Patient Monitoring Reports in Heart Failure Patients, Jamaal Hardee; Eric W. Bean DO; Lorraine Valeriano BSN, RN, CNRN; and Mindy Brosious BSN, RN (Poster)

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Utilization of the “Do Not Disturb” Order to Improve Sleep Quality in the Medical-Surgical Patient, Paula E. Heimbach BSN, RN; Rebecca Johnson BSN, RN; Jolene M. Smar BSN, RN; Eldy Guillaume ADN, RN; and Rachel Szafranski ADN, RN (Poster)

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Providing Title IX Training at a Regional Campus, Kelliann Herman MBA; Margaret A. Hadinger EdD, MS; and Kristin Steffen MSM, MPH, CPH (Poster)

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An App for Onboarding Orientation: Leading Through Technology to Prepare Learners for Successful Orientation, Jill Hinnershitz MSN, RN (Poster)

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Comparison of Patients with Congestive Heart Failure With and Without a Primary Care Provider: A Retrospective Cohort Study, Scott Hoeckele MS4, Matthew McCambridge MD, and Matthew M. Miller DO (Poster)

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Pain Medication, What do you know?, Krista Holland BSN, RN; Jaclyn Mcnabb BSN, RN; Eric Radcliffe ADN, RN; and Brandy Furman ADN, RN (Poster)

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Trials and Triumphs! Implementation of a Phase I Clinical Trial Program in a Community-based Hospital, Morgan M. Horton BSN, RN, CCRC; Dana E. Clark BSN, RN, CCRC; and Ashley O. Patzuk OCN (Poster)

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LVHN Reflux Treatment Program: A Pilot Study Evaluating the value of two novel procedural techniques in treating GERD vs standard medical therapy. A multidisciplinary approach, Karim Hussein MSIV (Poster)

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Bedside Shift Report- Don’t Sleep On This one!, Alexander Irizarri ADN, RN; Amber Martin BSN, RN; Alaina Rude BSN, RN; Christopher M. Shaffer BSN, BA, BSBA, RN; and Maura Toye ADN (Poster)

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Going for Gold with the Perioperative Olympics, Hope L. Johnson MSN, RN, CNOR (Poster)

Lessons from a Decade of Burn Disaster Planning, Brian S. Joho MSN, RN; Daniel D. Lozano MD, MBA, FACS; and Hamed Amani MD, FACS (Poster)

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Chronic Knee Pain in a Female Field Hockey Player, Charlene I. Jones MD and Nicholas Slenker MD (Poster)

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Multiple Cellular Neurothekeomas, Megan A. Jones DO, Nektarios I. Lountzis MD, and Joshua M. Levin MD (Poster)

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Mycosis Fungoides: A Master of Disguise, Amogh M. Joshi DO, Emilee E. Kurtz DO, and Yehia Y. Mishriki MD (Poster)

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Nilotinib-Associated Demyelinating Disease, Casey Judge DO, Negar Moheb MD, and Christopher Melinosky MD (Poster)

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Which Pediatric Patients Require Pulmonary Pre-op Clearance: Decreasing Resource Utilization within a small children’s hospital, Jasmine Kashkoush BS and Marybeth Browne MD (Poster)

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An Incidental Diagnosis of AIDS-related Disseminated Kaposi’s Sarcoma, Kathryn Kass MD and Amy Slenker MD (Poster)

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Mohs Patient Demographics: A quality improvement study analyzing patient demographics and access to Mohs Surgery for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, Chelsea Kesty BSc, Deborah Dorrell BSc, Katarina Kesty MD, and Phillip Williford MD (Poster)

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On the Education of a Physician: An Autoethnography of Undergraduate Medical Education, Eugene Kim MS4, Howard DeHoff MD, and Nicole Defenbaugh PhD (Poster)

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The Attitude of Medical Practices Toward LGBT Older Adults Before and After Intervention, Mackenzi Kim MS4; Lynn M. Wilson DO; Nyann Biery MS; and Brenda Frutos MPH, CHES (Poster)

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Enhancing Intraoperative Communication to Families Utilizing Technology, Amanda L. Knoll BSN, RN and Hope L. Johnson MSN, RN, CNOR (Poster)

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Experience of an Infectious Diseases (ID) Travel Medicine Clinic During a National Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine (YFV), Mark Knouse MD, Terri I. Langham RN, Marcelo Gareca MD, and Jarrod W. Kile RPhD (Poster)

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Exploring the Relationship between Medical Insurance and Vaccine Acceptance Rates, Mark Knouse MD; Yennifer Lopez; Hope Kincaid MPH, CPH; and Shae Duka BS (Poster)

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Acute Fondaparinux (Arixtra) Intentional Overdose via Self-injection: A Case Report, Andrew L. Koons DO, Kenneth D. Katz MD, Matthew D. Cook DO, Robert D. Cannon DO, Gillian A. Beauchamp MD, and Ryan M. Surmaitis DO (Poster)

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Beware of Barbiturates: Coma and Hypothermia in a 94-year-old Woman Due to Combined Secobarbital and Pentobarbital Toxicity, Andrew L. Koons DO, Amy Wier DO, Kenneth D. Katz MD, Matthew D. Cook DO, Robert D. Cannon DO, Gillian A. Beauchamp MD, and Ryan M. Surmaitis DO (Poster)

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Implementing a Medication Pass Supplement Workflow: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Paula M. Kovach MEd, RN (Poster)

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Percutaneous transhepatic access with liquid sclerotherapy and coil embolization of peristomal varices, Daniel Kuehler MD, Daniel Latta MD, Errin Hoffman MD, Sheridan A. Morgan MD, David S. Bub MD, and John S. Park MD (Poster)

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Ileocecal valve tuberculosis in setting of terminal ileitis in patient with septic shock and pneumonia, Lisa Kurth MD, Daniel Latta MD, Giovanni Bonomo MD, and John S. Park MD (Poster)

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Getting to the Bottom of Sciatic Neuropathy, Emilee E. Kurtz DO; Amogh M. Joshi DO; Travis F. Magdaleno MD; and Stacey Smith MD, FACP (Poster)

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Unplanned Conversions from Robotic and Laparoscopic Colectomy in Patients With Colon Cancer Are Associated With Worse Outcomes: Identifying Key Factors from NSQIP, Daniel R. Latta MD, Pat Toselli DO, Jadon Sargeant MS, and John S. Park MD (Poster)

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Development of a Coaching Program within a Medical School Leadership Curriculum, Anne Laverty MEd, Kira Zwygart MD, and Amy B. Smith PhD (Poster)

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Human Trafficking and Medical Education, Michelle Lyman MS4 and Hoonani M. Cuadrado (Poster)

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Primary Hyperparathyroidism As Initial Presentation of Stage IV Breast Cancer, Angela Magdaleno DO; Angel Lopez MD; Thomas A. Diven MD; and Marc A. Vengrove DO, FACP (Poster)

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Adult-Onset Hypophosphatasia: Before and After Treatment with Asfotase Alfa, Angela Magdaleno DO, Sonum Singh MD, Sandhya Venkataraman DO, and Ya-Yu Lee MD (Poster)

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Safety Oriented, Low-Cost Peritonsillar Abscess Needle Aspiration Model for Emergency Medicine Simulation, Anne Mai BS; Julie A. Fritzges DO; Gavin C. Barr Jr. MD; Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP; and Smeet Bhimani DO (Poster)

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MAKING SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD LGBTQI Documentation for End of Life, Kenneth J. Mangano BHAS, MCM (Poster)

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Evaluating longitudinal empathy changes from a supplemental mindfulness curriculum in four-year medical education program, Steven Manobianco; Hema Arikala; Jessica Watson MD; Rahul Mhaskar PhD, MPH; and Joann Quinn PhD (Poster)

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Sudden Cardiac Death Associated with Malignant Mitral Valve Prolapse, Damon Mcenroe MD, Fnu Vikram MD, Kailyn Mann DO, Lohit Garg MD, Syed Rafay Ali Sabzwari, and Nael Hawwa MD (Poster)

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Feasibility of Incorporating Components of a ‘Sex and Gender’ in EM Toolkit into Residency Education, Alyson J. McGregor MD, MA; Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP; Rebecca Barron MD, MPH; Lauren A. Walter MD; Jeannette Wolfe MD; Ashley L. Deutsch MD; Steven A. Johnson MD; Derek A. Robinett MD; and Gillian A. Beauchamp MD (Poster)

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Developing a Pediatric Functional Screen, Kerri E. Mcintyre BSN, RN (Poster)

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Treating Postpartum Refractory Long QT Syndrome With Cervical Ganglion Sympathectomy, Nikhil A. Mehta MBBS, Mario Caruso DO, Syed Rafay Ali Sabzwari MD, Lohit Garg MD, Jeffrey Gordon MD, and Talha Nazir MD (Poster)

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Paradigm Shift: Assessing SLP Care Standards for Patients with HNC, Claire Mentry M.S., CCC-SLP and Teresa M. Rex MA, CCC-SLP (Poster)

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Cryptococcal Meningitis in an HIV-negative Patient With Underlying Zinc Deficiency Following Partial Gastric Resection, Joseph Moran DO, Jaimin Patel DO, and Shannon Kearney DO (Poster)

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Massive Hemoptysis in the Setting of Acute Mitral Regurgitation, Joseph Moran DO; George Prousi MD; Ross Biggs DO; and Nirupama Kakumanu MD, FCCP (Poster)