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.

2006

Meconium-Stained Amniotic Fluid Across Gestation and Neonatal Acid-Base Status, Yinka Oyelese MD; Angelina Culin MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; Lillian M. Kaminsky MD; Anthony M. Vintzileos MD; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

Effect of Progesterone on Nitric Oxide Production by Bacteria-Stimulated Endocervical and Vaginal Epithelial Cells., Yinka Oyelese MD; Morgan R. Peltier PhD; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

The Utility of Fetal Fibronectin in Predicting Preterm Birth in Clinical Practice., Yinka Oyelese MD; S Peters; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; William Kinzler MD; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

Evaluation of the Significance of a Positive Serum Screen for Trisomy 18., Yinka Oyelese MD; Luis F. Tobon MD; Joseph Canterino MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; Martin R. Chavez MD; Lami Yeo MD; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

Effect of Progesterone on Interleukin-8 Production by Endocervical and Vaginal Epithelial Cells., Morgan R. Peltier PhD; Yana Berlin; Brian Day; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

Effect of Experimental Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes on Fetal Weight., Morgan R. Peltier PhD; Gregg Giannina MD; Yinka Oyelese MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

Molecular Evolution of the Resistin Family of Proteins., Morgan R. Peltier PhD; Yinka Oyelese MD; Darios Getahun MD, MPH; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

Does Progesterone Alter Toll-Like Receptor-Stimulated Monocyte Production of Cytokines?, Morgan R. Peltier PhD and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

Are Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms of Methionine Synthase Reductase and Betaine Homocysteine S-methyltransferase Associated with Preterm Birth?., Morgan R. Peltier PhD; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Wendy L. Kinzler MD; Rima Rosen PhD; Celeste DeMarco RN, BSN; and Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH (Poster)

Complications Associated with Morbid Obesity and Trauma., M J. Perez; John J. Hong MD; Susette Coyle; G Nackman; and Jeffrey S. Hammond MD, MPH (Poster)

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Developing a Study: Is Frequency of Intrahospital Transport an Independent Risk Factor for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia?, Elizabeth Rabold (Poster)

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Understanding the Biology of HPV (Human Papillomavirus), Patricia Rekawek (Poster)

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Cervical Spine Clearance in Injured Children Under the Age of 3 Years: Are We Over Doing It?, Hilda Rivera (Poster)

Axial Spin Technique of Endoscopic Intracorporal Knot Tying: Comparison with the conventional technique and objective assessment of Knot Security, Learning Curves and Performance Efficiency Across training Levels, Chand Rohatgi MD and Raja R. Gopaldas MD, FACS (Poster)

Cytomegalovirus induced Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Presenting as a Surgical Emergency, Chand Rohatgi MD and Raja R. Gopaldas MD, FACS (Poster)

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Managing the Care of Patients with Biphosphate-associated Osteonecrosis (BON), Evan Rubin (Poster)

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Consultation-Liason Psychiatry at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Laura Sahlender (Poster)

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Endodontics, Alexandra Schmidt (Poster)

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Organizational Development, Caleb Schwarzbach (Poster)

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Comparison of Five Critical Care Mechanical Ventilators During the Delivery of Airway Pressure Release Ventilation, Scott Shelbo (Poster)

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Applying the ADA to High Volume Hiring Positions at LVH, Melissa Slivka (Poster)

Intrapartum Fever and Newborn Complications., John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Julien Teitler; Lenna Nepomnyaschy; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; and Nancy Reichman (Poster)

The Effect of Intrapartum Fever on Early Childhood Behavior., John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Julien Teitler; Lenna Nepomnyaschy; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; and Nancy Reichman (Poster)

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EPOC: Evidence at the Point of Care, Amy Virojanapa (Poster)

Using Pre-Tests and Post-Tests to Measure Medical Student Teaching Skills, Patricia M. Weiss MD, Craig Koller M.Ed, Joseph E. Patruno MD, L. Wayne Hess MD, and Sharon R. Kimmel PhD (Poster)

The Effect of Placental Chorionicity on Estimated Fetal Weight Discordancy in Twin Gestations., Lami Yeo MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; Martin R. Chavez MD; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

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Expanding Access to Care through a Resident-Initiated Hepatitis C Clinic - An Innovative Method for Incorporating ACGME Core Competencies into the Management of Medically Underserved Patients, Joseph L. Yozviak DO, FACP; Suzanne J. Templer DO; Erini Vasiliadis DO; Vishal Patel MD; Nicole M. Agostino DO; K Nadeem Ahmed MD; Edward Norris MD, FAPM; Charles M. Brooks MD; and Eric J. Gertner MD, MPH (Poster)

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A Survey of Primary Care Residents Regarding Knowledge of Hepatitis C, Joseph L. Yozviak DO, FACP; Erini Vasiliadis DO; Sharon R. Kimmel PhD, MHA; Suzanne J. Templer DO; and Margaret Hoffman-Terry MD, FACP (Poster)

2005

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"Everyone Has a Story", Kristin Adams (Poster)

Placenta Previa in The United States; 1979-2001: Temporal Trends and Clinical Determinants., Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; Yinka Oyelese MD; U Owunna; N Srinivas; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

The Complex Inter-Relationship of Preterm Birth, Fetal Growth, and Infant Mortality in Twin Gestations: The Effect of Placental Abruption., Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; N Srinivas; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

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Cirrhosis and Trauma Outcomes - Carotid Endarterectomies and Post-CABG Strokes, Meredith Anderson BS (Poster)

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The Great Influenza and the Allentown Hospital: 1918-1919, Donald Austin (Poster)

Laparoscopic Management of Concomitant Renal Mass with Nephrolithiasis (Poster)., Angelo A. Baccala MD, Una Lee MD, Nicholas Hegarty MD, Mihir Desai MD, Jihad Kaouk MD, and Inderbir Gill MD (Poster)

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Department of Trauma Surgery, Yvonne Baker (Poster)

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The Utilization of Non-Invasive Cardiac Output Monitoring (NICO) in conjunction with Mechanical Ventilation and Inhaled Nitric Oxide (INO) for the Treatment of Eisenmenger Syndrome with Respiratory Failure, Megan Baumann (Poster)

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Turtlecraft & Technology, Christopher Baumert (Poster)

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Allentown Hospital School of Nursing, Sarah Bittner (Poster)

Screening for Postpartum Depression: Comparison of a Validated Questionnaire with a Directed Interview., Joceyln Carlo; Joseph Canterino MD; John T. Harrigan MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

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Heart Failure Management, Thin Thiri Chit (Poster)

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Communicaton in the ICU Family Meeting, Teresa Cridge (Poster)

Morphometric Analysis of Small Pulmonary Artery in Severe Emphysema, Heba Y. Durra MD; Jeremy A. Falk MD; T W. Grookett MD; John P. Gaughan PhD; Charalambos C. Solomides MD; and Gerard J. Criner MD, FCCP (Poster)

Small Airway Inflammation and Morphometry in Patients with Advanced Emphysema, Heba Y. Durra MD; Victor Kim MD; Wissam M. Chatila MD, FCCP; M J. Couturie MD; M Q. Lee MD; A E. Swift MD; P Wang PhD; S A. Shah MD; E Mylonas; P Kratsios; C D. Platsoucas PhD; John P. Gaughan PhD; Charalambos C. Solomides MD; and Gerard J. Criner MD, FCCP (Poster)

Small Airway Inflammation in African American and Caucasian Patients with Advanced Emphysema, Heba Y. Durra MD; Victor Kim MD; M J. Couturie MD; M Q. Lee MD; A E. Swift MD; P Wang PhD; S A. Shah MD; E Mylonas; P Kratsios; C D. Platsoucas PhD; John P. Gaughan PhD; Charalambos C. Solomides MD; Gerard J. Criner MD, FCCP; and Wissam M. Chatila MD, FCCP (Poster)

Small Airway Structure in African American and Caucasian Patients with Advanced Emphysema, Heba Y. Durra MD; Victor Kim MD; John P. Gaughan PhD; Gerard J. Criner MD, FCCP; and Wissam M. Chatila MD, FCCP (Poster)

Pro Ex C Immunostain as a Marker for Dysolasia in Barrett's Esophagus, Heba Y. Durra MD, Gregory Vincent MD, Ruth Birbe MD, and Charalambos C. Solomides MD (Poster)

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EPOC: Evidence of the Point of Care - Internal Medicine, Rina Edi (Poster)

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CEDS: How Can We Evaluate the Effectiveness of LVH's Graduate Nurse Internship Program?, Arielle Fingerman (Poster)

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Pharmacy, Rebecca Frey (Poster)

Mean Arterial Pressure to Body Mass Index Ratio in Relation to Preeclampsia., Gregg Giannina MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

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Outcomes from the Implementation of a Tele-Intensivist Program, Vikas Gupta (Poster)

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Guided Imagery: A Pilot Study to Evaluate Guided Imagery as a Nursing Intervention in Patients Undergoing Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Crystal Hartman (Poster)

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Summer Research: Track Input of Medication Allergies using T-System, Eric Kostuk (Poster)

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The Philadelphia Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793, Zachary Langley (Poster)

Endocrine Disruptors in the Maternal and Fetal Compartments., Susan Lashley MD; A Calafat; Dana B. Barr PhD; Thomas A. Ledoux PhD; Paromita Hore PhD; Marian F. Lake MPH, RNC; Mark Robson PhD, MPH; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

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Change in Patient Enablement Instrument Scores Within Family Medicine Residency Program, Megan Lavery (Poster)

"D240 is Highly Expressed in Primary Skin Adnexal Carcinomas But Negative in Adenocarcinoma Metastasized to Skin.", Haohai Liang; Tamar A. Giorgadze; Kirsten S. Bellucci MD; Ranjitha Veerappan; Bernadette Liegl; Hong Wu; Geza Acs; Rosalie Elenitsas; Paul J. Zhang; and Xiaowei Xu MD, PhD (Poster)

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Neuroanatomy of the Caveman Brain, Adam Lipman (Poster)

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…all aspects of a busy heart and lung surgery practice, Matthew Meeker (Poster)

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Center for Professional Excellence Awareness Activities, Micah Minich (Poster)

Immunology of Pregnancy: Cervical Interleukin-10/Interleukin-8 Ratios Across Gestation., Myriam Modestin MD; David Sorrentino MD; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Anthony M. Vintzileos MD; and Nazeeh Hanna MD (Poster)

The Impact of Amnioinfusion on Cesarean Section for Fetal Distress in the Presence of Oligohydramnios: A Population-Based Study., Carl A. Nath MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

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Timeline of Muhlenberg Hospital, Yvonne Nguyen (Poster)

Combined Small Bowel and Bladder Perforation, A novel Complication of Interstitial Laser Coagulation of the Prostate (Poster), Chand Rohatgi MD and Raja R. Gopaldas MD, FACS (Poster)

Novel Technique of Laparoscopic Intracaporal Knot tying–A simplified Approach for Junior Residents, Chand Rohatgi MD and Raja R. Gopaldas MD, FACS (Poster)

Uncommon Indication for Whipple’s procedure: Combination tumor of Mesenteric Paraganglioma and Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor: A Case Report, Chand Rohatgi MD and Raja R. Gopaldas MD, FACS (Poster)

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Effectiveness of a Progress Note on Quality Care Indicators in a Get With the Guidelines Hospital, Michael A. Rossi MD; Zubina M. Mawji MD, MPH; Patricia Parker RN; Joshua B. Skibba MD; Katrina A. Fritz BSN; Tamara Masiado MA; and Thomas E. Wasser PhD (Poster)

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Impact of a Multifaceted Quality Improvement Initiative to Implement JCAHO Core Measures for AMI and CHF, Michael A. Rossi MD; Zubina M. Mawji MD, MPH; Patricia Parker RN; Joshua B. Skibba MD; Katrina A. Fritz BSN; Tamara Masiado MA; and Thomas E. Wasser PhD (Poster)

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Using Pre-Tests and Post-Tests to Measure Medical Student Teaching Skills, Jason Saliba (Poster)

The Impact of a Multidisciplinary Approach to the Management of Placenta Accreta., William E. Scorza MD; Anthony T. Scardella MD; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

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Hepatotoxic Effects of HIV Treatments on HIV/Hepatitis Co-Infected Patients, Sahil A. Shaikh MD (Poster)

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Heart Help for Women, Laura Smicker (Poster)

Mother’s Own Birth Weight Influences the Risk for Chronic Hypertension., John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; Wendy L. Kinzler MD; G Herman; Yinka Oyelese MD; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

Mother’s Own Birth Weight Influences the Risk for Developing Gestational Hypertensive Disease., John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Wendy L. Kinzler MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; Maria E. Martins; Carl V. Nath MD; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

How is The Etiology of Fetal Death Evaluated in Community Practice Settings?., John C. Smulian MD, MPH; A. Dhanya Mackeen; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; R D’Oria; S White; and George G. Rhoads MD, MPH (Poster)

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Oral Hygiene & Its Importance, Khizera Tariq (Poster)

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The Importance of Health Care Career Awareness Programs for Today's Youth, Meghan Tavani (Poster)

A Multidisciplinary, Resident-Run Clinic for the Treatment of Hepatitis C in an Underserved, Urban Primary Care Setting, Suzanne J. Templer DO; Joseph L. Yozviak DO, FACP; Vishal Patel MD; Edward Norris MD, FAPM; and Eric J. Gertner MD, MPH (Poster)

Urinary Tract Infections Among Trauma Patients in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit., M S. Tinti, John T. Malcynski, and John J. Hong MD (Poster)

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Audrey Vanim (Poster)

ProEx C Immunostain as a Marker for Dysplasia in Barrett's Esophagus, Gregory Vincent MD, Ruth Birbe MD, Charalambos C. Solomides MD, and Heba Y. Durra MD (Poster)

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Assessment of the Management of Risk Factors in Diabetic Patients at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Sonia Walia (Poster)

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Encephalopathy Caused by Bartonella Henselae Following Cat Scratch, Joseph L. Yozviak DO, FACP; John Margraf MD; and Marcelo Gareca MD (Poster)

2004

Detecting The Large Sezary Cells by Flow Cytometry Increases the Diagnostic Sensitivity of Sezary Syndrome But Not Correlated With Patient Survival Status, Mini G. Abraham MD,FCAP; T Liu; C Boselli; E Vonderhaid; and S J. Hou (Poster)

“D2-40 Immunoreactivity in Spindle Cell Tumors, a Specific Lymphatic Endothelial Marker?”, Kirsten S. Bellucci MD; Xiaowei Xu MD, PhD; C C R Lee MD, PhD; P L. Pasha; Rosalie Elenitsas; David E. Elder; and Paul J. Zhang (Poster)

Fetal Trans-Cerebellar Diameter Measurement: An Accurate Predictor of Gestational Age in Late Gestation., Martin R. Chavez MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Lami Yeo MD; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

Fetal Trans-Cerebellar Measurement in Predicting Gestational Age in Twins., Martin R. Chavez MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Lami Yeo MD; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

Association of Pulmonary Artery Wall Hypertrophy with Pulmonary Hemodynamics in Severe Emphysema-A Morphometric Study, Heba Y. Durra MD; Jeremy A. Falk MD; Charalambos C. Solomides MD; and Gerard J. Criner MD, FCCP (Poster)

Small Airway Anatomy and Long Term Outcome Post Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS), Heba Y. Durra MD; Victor Kim MD; Charalambos C. Solomides MD; Satoshi Furukawa MD; and Gerard J. Criner MD, FCCP (Poster)

Philanthropy to Support Nursing Professional Development, Recruitment and Retention., Kim S. Hitchings MSN, RN, NEA-BC (Poster)

Immunology of Pregnancy: Cervical-Vaginal IL-10 Concentration Across Gestation., Myriam A.J. Mondestin MD; Nazeeh Hanna MD; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Yu-Ling Lai-Lin RNC, MSN; Marian F. Lake MPH, RNC; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

Polymorphism of Tumor Necrosis Factor and Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes., Denise A. Netta; Aleksandr Fuks; Ioana Godi; Paul Visintainer; Sonya Strassberg; Lance Parton; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Uma Verma; and Nergesh Tejani (Poster)

Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck: Analysis of p53 and HPV Status in 46 Cases., Hina A. Sheikh MD, M Fishera, and J L. Fishera (Poster)

p63 Expression in Assessment of Bronchioloalveolar Proliferations of the Lung., Hina A. Sheikh MD, Kimberly Fuhrer, Kathleen Cieply, and Samuel Yousem (Poster)

Analysis of NM-23, A Proposed Tumor Metastasis Suppressor Gene in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinomas., Hina A. Sheikh MD, Justin Murphy, and Jennifer L. Hunt MD (Poster)

Mother’s Own Birth Weight Influences the Rate of Small-for-Gestational-Age Births: An Analysis by Maternal Body Mass Index., John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; Wendy L. Kinzler MD; Susan Lashley MD; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

Hibernoma: Largest Single Series with Review of Histopathological, Molecular-Cytogenetic, Radiological, and Clinical Findings, Gary A. Stopyra MD and Harish S. Hosalkar MD (Poster)

2003

Trends in Twin Neonatal Mortality in the United States: Influence of Obstetric Intervention., Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; K.S Joseph MD, PhD; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

Predictors of Mechanical Ventilation in Patients with Obstetric Hemorrhage Requiring ICU Transfer., G W. Bowers; Tricia T. Gilbert MD; W E. Gilbert; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; and Anthony T. Scardella MD (Poster)

New and Improved B Cell Isolation, Bala Carver MD, Marjorie Williams, Mark Hoffman, Nancy Holihan MB, Patricia Kimble BS, and Marilyn Wetmore (Poster)