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.

2010

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The Development of a Formal Preceptor Model to Improve Departmental Mentorship, Angela Lutz BS, RRT-NPS; Kenneth Miller MEd, RRT-NPS; Linda Cornman BS, RRT-NPS; Uma Bhatt RRT; and Bryn Surgeoner RRT (Poster)

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Huddle Up! Collective Responsibility to Positively Impact Workflow and Patient Safety, Christine Marakovits BSN, RN; Jessica Beaver BSN, RN; Beth A. Kessler BSN, RN, BC; and Maryann Lubinensky RN (Poster)

Bountiful Crop Awaiting Cultivation., Andrew Martin BSN, RN, PHRN, CEN (Poster)

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Expanding the Treatment Window Raising the Bar for Patient Safety, Claranne Mathiesen RN, MSN, CNRN (Poster)

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Poor Childhood Dental Care: A Risk Factor for the Development of Coronary Artery Disease and Potential New Target for CAD Prevention, Martin E. Matsumura MD, Taylor Trapp, and Shameer Ahmed (Poster)

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Retrospective Evaluation of Pharmacist Screened Vancomycin Levels and Its Impact on Quality and Cost, Jennie T. Matthew PharmD and Jarrod W. Kile RPhD (Poster)

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A Severe Case of Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Abdomen: A Survivor Story, Karin McConville MD, Dale A. Dangleben MD, and Rovinder S. Sandhu MD (Poster)

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Primary and Preventive Care in OB-GYN Interventions in Assessment and Documentation, Kimberly McGill MD and Joseph Patruno MD (Poster)

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Emergency Medicine Research: Stocking a Busy Emergency Department, Collin R. McTague (Poster)

Trends in Outcomes and Hospitalization Cost of Infantile Botulism in the United States., Lubna S. Mehyar, Zaid A. Al-Qudah MD, Shahanara Islam, Hafiz M R Khan PhD, Hussam A. Yacoub MD, and Nizar Souayah MD (Poster)

The Prevalence and Effect of Diabetes on the Course of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis., Lubna S. Mehyar, Hussam A. Yacoub MD, Zaid A. Al-Qudah MD, Hafiz M R Khan PhD, and Nizar Souayah MD (Poster)

“MD Notify”: A Novel Method for Increased Radiologist and Clinician Communication, Brian D. Midkif MPH, Mohammed I. Quraishi BSCE, Sohaib A. Mohiuddin MD, Christopher J. Testa MD, and David A. Bader MD (Poster)

Pre-Hospital Electrocardiogram Interpretation and Early Activation for ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Patients Reduces Door to Balloon Times and Hospital Length of Stay, Andrew C. Miller DO; Gerald A. Coleman III DO; Richard S. MacKenzie MD; David M. Richardson MD; J Patrick Kleaveland MD; David A. Cox MD; Bruce Feldman DO; Anne Marie Crown; and Valerie A. Rupp RN, BSN (Poster)

Effect of Baroque Classical Music on Mood, Concentration, Perceived Diagnostic Accuracy, Productivity, and Work Satisfaction of Diagnostic Radiologists., Sohaib A. Mohiuddin MD; Paras Lakhani; James Y. Chen; Omer Awan MD, MPH; Eliot L. Siegel; and Nabile M. Safdar (Poster)

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Immunologic Therapy with Cadi-05 for the Treatment of Advanced Melanoma, Paul J. Mosca MD, PhD; Suresh G. Nair MD; Susan K. Ayre RN, MA; Wenjing Shi RN, MS; Sherrine Eid MPH; Shantu Amin PhD; Dhimant Desai PhD; Joseph J. Drabick MD, FACP; Bakulesh M. Khamar MD; Arati Sharma PhD; Svetomir N. Markovic MD; and Gavin P. Robertson PhD (Poster)

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Left Atrial Enlargement is Associated with Postoperative Respiratory Failure and Mortality, Bertrand N. Mukete MD; Christina Dunbar DO, MPH; Matthew M. Miller DO; Sherrine Eid MPH; and Bruce Feldman DO (Poster)

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Nursing Administration: Time and Effort Wasted in Equipment Search, Diana E. Nora (Poster)

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An Evaluation of an Educational Program on Stigma in Mental Illness presented by a Mental Health Consumer and Advocate, Edward R. Norris MD, FAPA, FAPM; Karen Burke RN, BSN; Brooke Katz RN, BSN; Bruce Curry LCSW; and Michael Kaufmann MD (Poster)

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Growing Organizational Capacity to Facilitate the Streamlining of Patients with Psychiatric Disorders in a Community Academic Health Network; An Eight Year Review, Edward R. Norris MD, FAPA, FAPM; Michael W. Kaufmann MD; David B. Burmeister DO; Muhamad Aly Rifai MD; Laurence P. Karper MD; and Ralph A. Primelo MD (Poster)

Pucker Up! How to Prevent Lip Pressuer Ulcers from Endotracheal Tube., Amanda Oakes RN (Poster)

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Teaching Leader Series: An Interprofessional Approach to Sustained Faculty Development, James P. Orlando EdD; Elissa Foster PhD; Jaan Naktin MD; Cynthia Cappel RN, MSN; Amy B. Smith PhD; Alexander J. Lemheney M Ed; and Kirsten Ryan (Poster)

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Impact of an Interprofessional Central Venous Catheter Insertion Training Program, James P. Orlando EdD; Andrew Miller DO; William Bond MD, MS; Valerie A. Rupp RN, BSN; Bryan G. Kane MD; Cindy Umbrell RN, MSN; Michael Pasquale MD; Elizabeth Verheggen PhD; and Elliot J. Sussman MD, MBA (Poster)

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Impact Study of a Central Lines Simulation Training Program Using Kirkpatrick’s Four-Level Evaluation Model, James P. Orlando EdD; Andrew C. Miller DO; William Bond MD, MS; Valerie A. Rupp RN, BSN; Bryan G. Kane MD; Cindy Umbrell RN, MSN; and Michael Pasquale MD (Poster)

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Innovative Collaborative Rounding Approaches on a New Medical-Surgical Unit., Diana Pabon-Hurtzig MSN, MBA, RN, CMSRN; Susan Gross BSN, RN; and Tracey Silfies BSN, RN, CMSRN. (Poster)

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Debriefing Interdisciplinary Simulation Center, Michelle Pascoe (Poster)

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Patients’ Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Psychiatric Medication on Admission to an Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit, Krina H. Patel PharmaD; Edward R. Norris MD, FAPA, FAPM; Julia R. Correll BA; Laurence P. Karper MD; Mary Ellen O'Connell RN, MSN, MBA; and Michael Kaufmann MD (Poster)

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Optimizing Patient Care and Resident Education in an Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic: The Lehigh Valley Experience, Joseph E. Patruno MD, Eduardo Lara-Torre MD, Craig Koller ME, and Sherrine Eid MPH (Poster)

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When You Hear Hoof Beats, It Might Be A Zebra: Lupus Patient With Fever And Leukopenia, Erica Peart DO and James Ross MD, FACP (Poster)

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Team Quality: Coaching Staff Towards Stardom, Debra Peter MSN, RN, BC, CMSRN; Maria McNally BSN, RN, CMSRN; and Laura Herbener RN, OCN (Poster)

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Implementing a Maternal Newborn Service Excellence Program: Lessons Learned (Poster), Judith Pfeiffer BSN, RNC (Poster)

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Evaluation of Concurrent Medications Pre- and Post Initiation of Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotic Therapy, Lindsay Pokallus PharmD; Laurence Karper MD; and Jessica Price PharmD, BCPS (Poster)

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The White Rose Program – Assuring Respect and Dignity for the Terminally Ill., Miriam Ramos-Martinez MSN, RN, CMSRN and Tami Meltsch BSN, RN, PCCN, CNML. (Poster)

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The Face of Felt Stigma: Experiences of Puerto Ricans Living with HIV in Allentown, PA, M Reyes BA; Julio Jiménez MD; Joseph L. Yozviak DO, FACP; Timothy J. Friel MD; D Adams PsyD; Cynthia Beitler; Eric J. Gertner MD, MPH; E Rivera BA; and L Santiago PhD (Poster)

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Data Governance, Sarah E. Ripperger (Poster)

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Stocking a Busy Emergency Department, Daniel A. Rodgers (Poster)

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Diabetes Mellitus Self-management: Comparison of Curricula Using a Promotora, Francigna Rodriguez BS, Nyann Biery MS, Cathy Coyne PhD, Robert Motley MD, Edgar Maldonado MD, and Abby Letcher MD (Poster)

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Reducing Mislabeled Specimen through Lean Processes., Kay Ruachfuss MSN, RN (Poster)

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Division of Community Health and Health Studies, Shannon Russell (Poster)

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Is Fetal Fibronectin (fFN) a Markerof Intra-Amniotic Inflammation in Patients with Midtrimester Short Cervix?, Orion Rust MD, Daniel G. Kiefer MD, Sean M. Keeler MD, Michael Demishev MD, Jolene C. Muscat MD, Eran Bornstein MD, and Nazeeh Hanna MD (Poster)

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Cytokine Inflammatory Score Predicts Pregnancy Outcome in Women with Midtrimester Short Cervix, Orion Rust MD, Daniel G. Kiefer MD, Sean M. Keeler MD, Morgan R. Peltier PhD, Jolene C. Muscat MD, Nazeeh Hanna MD, and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

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Does Intra-Amniotic Inflammation Influence Pregnancy Outcome After Cerclage Orprogesterone (17OHP-C) Therapy For Midtrimester Short Cervix?, Orion Rust MD; Daniel Kiefer MD; Sean M. Keeler MD; Morgan R. Peltier PhD; Jolene C. Muscat MD; Nazeeh Hanna MD; Anthony M. Vintzileos MD; and Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH (Poster)

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Catch a Near Miss and Prevent a Harmful Error, Georgene Saliba MBA, CPHRM; Leroy Kromis; and Kristie Lowery RN, BS, CPHQ, CPHRM (Poster)

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Improving In-patient Glycemic Control, Gregory Schettini (Poster)

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Self-Extubation: Identifying Common Patient Characteristics and the Frequency of Reintubation, Sarah A. Schopf (Poster)

Point-of-Care Electronic Prompts: An Effective Means of Increasing Compliance and Improving Outcome (Poster), Nanette M. Schwann MD; Karen Bretz MD; Sherrine Eid MPH; Terry Burger MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, CIC; and Deborah Fry MT (ASCP), MBA, CIC (Poster)

Importance of Obtaining a Detailed Medical History in Diagnosing Emphysematous Cystitis (Poster), Jeremy K. Selley DO, Bryan G. Kane MD, and Kathleen E. Kane MD (Poster)

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Identification of Issues Faced by Cancer Survivors, Kathy Sevedge RN, MA, AOCN (Poster)

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The Power is Yours: Empowering Teens to Become Their Own Hero, Clarice Y. Shackelford (Poster)

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Tele-Transition Pilot, Bijal B. Shah (Poster)

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Type 1 Diabetes Associated with Pegylated Interferon/Ribavirin Therapy in Chronic Hepatitis C, Ankush Sharma MD and Joseph L. Yozviak DO (Poster)

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A Comparative Study of Post-operative Pharmacotherapeutic Pain Management and Cost in Endometrial Cancer Patients: Robotic versus Laparoscopy, Jocelyn C. Shubella (Poster)

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Partial Hospitalization Program: Outcome Study, Nina J. Siman (Poster)

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Resident Orientation: A Baseline Assessment, Amy B. Smith PhD, James P. Orlando EdD, Julie Dostal MD, and Joseph E. Patruno MD (Poster)

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Standard Patients on Labor and Delivery, Amy B. Smith PhD, Melissa Walsh BS, Kristin Friel MD, and Meredith Rochon MD (Poster)

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Sharing Neurological Expertise: Development of A High Risk Obstetrical Course, Maureen T. Smith MSN, RN, CNRN (Poster)

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Improving Quality Care Goals Through Diabetes Collaborative Rounds on an Exemplary Care and Learning Site, Stacey Smith MD, FACP; Marc Shalaby MD, FACP; Joyce Najarian MSN, RN, CDE; Gretchen A. Perilli MD; and Krista Casey MBA (Poster)

Trends in Outcomes and Hospitalization Cost of Adult Patients with Botulism in the United States., Nizar Souayah MD, Lubna S. Mehyar, Hussam A. Yacoub MD, Zaid A. Al-Qudah MD, Hafiz M R Khan PhD, Abu Nasar, and Adnan I. Qureshi MD (Poster)

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Health Information Technology, Lauren N. Spirko (Poster)

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Factors Related to Psychiatric Readmissions in a Large Community Academic Hospital, William R. Stern (Poster)

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Using Scorecards to Monitor Program Performance, Donna Stevens and Carol McFadden RN, BSN, CCRN (Poster)

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Evaluation of the Care Manager Role in Primary Care, Malaika Stoll MD, MPA; Lynn M. Deitrick RN, PhD; Nancy Gratz MPA; Pam Marcks; and Kathleen Moser (Poster)

Evidence-Based Hemodialysis Catheter Care: The Journey to Standardization, Deborah Stupak RN, CDN,CCRN (Poster)

Eliminating Green to Go Green: Using Web Technology to Increase Clinical Documentation (Poster), Holly Tavianini MSHSA, RN, CRN (Poster)

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Within These Walls: Thinking Outside the Box to Develop an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Holly Tavianini RN, BSN, MSHSA, CNRN and Jill Hinnershitz MSN, RN (Poster)

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Sharing the Passion: Paying it Forward through Organizational Mentoring for Neuroscience Nursing Excellence, Holly Tavianini MSHSA, RN, CRN; Joan Jerant BSN, RN; Jill Hinnershitz MSN, RN; and Ellen Paulis RN, BSN (Poster)

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The Bi-Directional Relationship Between Diabetes Mellitus and Periodontal Disease, Jacob H. Tazik (Poster)

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A Feasibility Study to Determine if Inexpensive Commercial Coolers Maintain Normal Saline Temperatures at 4ºC, Robert Tomsho DO, MS; Karen Pheasant DO; Valerie A. Rupp RN, BSN; Kathleen E. Kane MD; and Bryan G. Kane MD (Poster)

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Surgery, William S. Towne (Poster)

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Going Lean: Enhancing Efficiency of Physical Therapy in the Acute Care Environment, Sandra M. Tremblay PT, MS, CWS, MSCS (Poster)

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Complications Associated with Midtrimester Evacuation by Dilation and Evacuation with Medical Induction, Kevin W. Trinchere (Poster)

The Role of Parent Partners in Health Education (PPHE) to Enhance Family Medicine Residents' Awareness of medical and Social Issues Affecting Children with Developmental Disabilities, Sanjeev Vasishtha MD (Poster)

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Division of Community Health and Health Studies Lehigh Valley Health Network, Christina M. Villella (Poster)

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Responsible Staffing: Assuring Patient Safety and Economic Stability, Eileen Wasson MSN, RN, CCRN; Julie Werkheiser ADN, RN, CCRN; Cheryl Kutos RN, CCRN; and Teri Lippowitsch-Vogel RN, BSN, CRN (Poster)

A Systematic Approach to Procedural Competency Utilizing the ACGME Core Competencies, Kevin Weaver DO, Bryan G. Kane MD, Gary Bonfante DO, and Gavin Barr MD (Poster)

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Patient Attitudes Regarding Consent for Emergency Department Computed Tomography Scans, Michael Weigner MD; Hilary Basham DO; Kate M. Dewar DO; Valerie A. Rupp RN, BSN; and Marna R. Greenburg DO, MPH (Poster)

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Impact of Education on Physician Attitudes Toward Computed Tomography (CT) Utilization and Consent, Michael B. Weigner MD; Kate M. Dewar DO; Hilary F. Basham DO; Valerie A. Rupp RN, BSN; and Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH (Poster)

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Spontaneous Hemoperitoneum Following Colonoscopy, Christine Whylings DO; Gavin C. Barr Jr., MD; and Kathleen Kane MD (Poster)

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Outcomes of Aortic Dissection Types A & B: A 10-Year Experience, Matthew S. Wilson (Poster)

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Outcome of Traumatic Aortic Rupture: A 14-Year Experience, Matthew Wilson, James K. Wu, Sanjay M. Mehta MD, Theodore G. Phillips MD, Raymond L. Singer MD, Michael F. Szwerc MD, and Gary W. Szydlowski MD (Poster)

Implementation of an Emergency Department Charge Nurse Reference Guide, David J. Wojs Jr., CHS, CDP, CCM (Poster)

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Image Guidance for Focal Prostate Ablation Using MRI/ Ultrasound Fusion: A Phantom Study, Sheng Xu, Jochen Kruecker, Pingkun Yan, Ardeshir R. Rastinehad, Angelo A. Baccala MD, Peter A. Pinto, and Bradford J. Wood (Poster)

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Aortic Valve Surgery Techniques, Chris Yeisley (Poster)

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Retrospective Review of Surgical Results and Outcomes Involving Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest in Patients with a Postoperative Cerebrovascular Accident, Bree Ann C. Young (Poster)

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Rhabdomyolysis, Hypothyroidism, and Fatty Acid Oxidation: More Related Than You Think, Jeanne Zukas DO (Poster)

2009

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Clinical Engineering: "The Support in Life Support", Will Adams (Poster)

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Training Tomorrow’s Providers and Expanding Access to Peginterferon/Ribavirin Combination Therapyfor Chronic Hepatatis C in Underinsured/Uninsured Patients: Final Outcomes of a Pilot, Resident-Initiated, Multidisciplinary, Hepatitis C Clinic, Nicole M. Agostino DO; Suzanne J. Templer DO; Edward Norris MD, FAPM; Charles M. Brooks MD; Eric J. Gertner MD, MPH; and Joseph L. Yozviak DO, FACP (Poster)

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Discriminating Between Benign and Malignant Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors Using CD10 Immunohistochemistry (poster), Sharif A. Ali MD, Hwajeong Lee MD, and Adrian Ormsby MD (Poster)

Radiologic-Pathological Correlation of Low Grade Temporal Neoplasms (Poster), Sharif A. Ali MD, Mahmud Mossa-Basha, S K. Elika, N Lehman, and H Marin (Poster)

a-Methylacyl-Coenzyme A Racemasce (AMACR) and ProEx C Expression in Serrated Colonic Adenomas., Marilyn Baird MD; Heba Y. Durra MD; Susan Inniss MD; Yajue Huang MD, PhD; Charalambos C. Solomides MD; Alessandro Bombonati md; and Ruth Birbe MD (Poster)

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The Effects of Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Therapy on Patients with Traumatic Head Injury, Caroline M. Baran (Poster)

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Training New Mothers in Infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Gavin C. Barr Jr. MD; Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP; Valerie Rupp RN, BSN; Charles C. Worrilow MD; Katie Fredericks; Anne Marie Crown; and John Reed RRT (Poster)

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Correlation of the Quality of Dying and Death Questionnaire between the Nurses and Patient's Families in a Multi-Specialty Intensive Care Unit, Peter G. Bartges (Poster)

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Management of Pleural Effusions by Use of Pleurx Catheters, Ross Biggs DO (Poster)

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A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Trial to Evaluate 4% Liposomal Lidocaine Cream on Pain and Anxiety During Venipuncture in Pediatric Patients Who Present to the ED, Jenny Boucher; Valerie Rupp RN, BSN; Joanna L. Bokovoy DrPH, RN; Scott Hamilton; Kimberly Hamilton BA; Scott M. Brenner MD; and Kevin Weaver DO (Poster)

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Family Medicine Practice-Based Research, Sara L. Boyer (Poster)

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The Effectiveness of Dental Management of Patients with Bisphosphonate-associated Osteonecrosis of the Jaw, Heather S. Burns (Poster)

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Safe Emergency Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke: An Academic Community Hospital Decade Experience, John Castaldo; Richard S. MacKenzie MD; Peter J. Barbour MD; Lorraine Spikol; Yevgeniy Isayev; Yuebing Li PhD; Gary Clauser MD; John Margraf MD; Glenn Mackin MD, FAAN, FACP; David Richardson; Gavin C. Barr, Jr. MD; Donna Jenny; Susan Nevada; and Claranne Mathiesen (Poster)

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Placenta Accreta: Identifyig a Serious Condition before Delivery, Alyssa L. Cederberg (Poster)

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Factors Associated with Regression of Cervical Dysplasia in Adolescents: A Retrospective Study (Poster), Christine C. Chen MD, Faunda N. Campbell MD, Joseph E. Patruno MD, Sharon R. Kimmel PhD, Richard M. Boulay MD, C Meyers, and Martin A. Martino MD (Poster)

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Finance: IRS Form 990 2007 & 2008, Roni DeBlass (Poster)