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.

2003

Fetal Trans-Cerebellar Diameter (TCD) Nomogram with Special Emphasis in The Third Trimester: Comparison with Previously Published Nomograms (Poster)., Martin R. Chavez MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Edwin R. Guzman MD; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

Diagnostic Utility of CD10 in Differenting Hepatocellular Carcinoma from Metastatic Carcinoma in Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNAB) of the Liver (Poster), Heba Y. Durra MD; Fan Lin MD, phD; and Steven Meschter MD (Poster)

Severe Anti-Rh (D) Hemolysis Requiring Red Cell Exchange Following ABO-Identical Liver Transplantation., Mark K. Fung, Hina A. Sheikh MD, and Ileana Lopez-Plaza (Poster)

SWATing the Environment: Keeping Our Patients Safe., Kim S. Hitchings MSN, RN, NEA-BC (Poster)

A longitudinal Study of Maternal Vascular Reactivity in Pregnancies at Risk for Preeclampsia., Wendy L. Kinzler; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

Fetal Growth Restriction Alters Umbilical Artery Collagen Fibril Architecture., C Andrew Kistler; Peihong Zhou MS; Rita A. Hahn MS; Donald R. Gerecke PhD; Wendy L. Kinzler MD; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

The Influence of Twin Birth Weight Discordancy on Neonatal Mortality in The U.S.: Does Risk Vary by Mode of Delivery?., Eftichia V. Konotopoulos MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

The Impact of Route of Delivery and Presentation on Infant Mortality Rates for Twins., Eftichia V. Kontopoulos MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

Prepregnancy Body Mass Index as a Risk Factor for Stillbirth 28 Weeks in the United States., Susan Lashley MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; Wendy L. Kinzler MD; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

Antenatal Diagnosis of Size Abnormalities in Twins Using Abdominal Circumference (AC) Measurements: Should a Singleton or Twin Nomogram be Used?., Susan Lashley MD; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; Martin R. Chavez MD; Edwin R. Guzman MD; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

Percutaneous Dilational Tracheostomy in Cardiac Surgical Patients Who Have Undergone Median Sternotomy:307., John T. Malcynski; Sue Chang; Louis F. D'Amelio MD; John J. Hong MD; Susette Colyle; and Jeffrey S. Hammond MD, MPH (Poster)

Vasa Previa: The Impact of Prenatal Diagnosis on Outcomes (Poster)., Yinka Oyelese MD; Susan Lashley MD; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

Molecular Mutational Analysis of Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma., Hina A. Sheikh MD, Kathleen Cieply, and Michael Tometsko (Poster)

Histologic Findings in Core Biopsies and Resection Specimens of Papillomas of the Breast., Hina A. Sheikh MD and D Dabbs (Poster)

Role of P63 in Assessment of Bronchioalveolar Proliferations of the Lung, Hina A. Sheikh MD, Kimberly Fuhrer, Kathleen Cieply, and Samuel Yousem (Poster)

Population-Based Trends for Twin Deliveries Among Whites and Blacks in the United States: An Age-Period-Cohort Analysis., John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; Wendy L. Kinzler MD; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

Effect of B-5 Fixation on Immunohistochemical Detection of CD79a and CD138 in Plasma Cell Neoplasms, Gary A. Stopyra MD (Poster)

Mixed Ductal-Endocrine Carcinoma of the Pancreas is Composed of Two Immunohistochemical Distinct Cell Types (Poster), Gary A. Stopyra MD (Poster)

The impact of Prenatal Care on Preterm Births Among Twin Gestations., Anthony M. Vintzileos MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; and William E. Scorza MD (Poster)

The Burden of Perinatal Practice of Finding Normal Variants on Fetal Ultrasound., Lami Yeo MD; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Elaine A. Donoghue MD; Edwin R. Guzman MD; Chris A. Walters MD; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

2002

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Neonatal Mortality in Relation to Fetal Size and Gestational Duration in The US: The Effect of Placenta Previa., Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; and Allen Willcox (Poster)

Maternal Age and Risk of Fetal Death in Twin Gestations in The United States., Joseph Canterino MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; John T. Harrigan MD; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

Risk of Fetal Death in Singleton Gestation in The United States: Are Extremes of Maternal Age an Indication for Antepartum Testing?., Joseph Canterino MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; John T. Harrigan MD; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

The Potential Role Of Flow Cytometry In The Diagnosis Of Small Cell Carcinoma (Poster), Dennis B. Cornfield MD, Wojciech Gorczyca, James Weisberger, and Zach Liu (Poster)

Down-regulation of CD7 in T cells in Acute Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)- Induced Infectious Mononucleosis, Dennis B. Cornfield MD, James Weisberger, and Zach Liu (Poster)

Isolated Choroid Plexus Cysts in Women <35 Years Old>(Low Risk): Not an Indication for Amniocentesis., Kafui Demasio MD, MPH; Joseph Canterino MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; Carlos Fernandez MD; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

Genetic Counseling Referral and Perceived Benefit for New Jersey Fetal Abnormalities Registry (NJFAR) Subjects., Kristin DePrince MS, CGC; Allan J. Fisher MD; Joseph Canterino MD; Richard L. Fischer MD; R J. Librizzi; Joseph J. Apuzzio MD; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

Obstetric Hemorrhage in The Intensive Care Unit (ICU)., Tricia T. Gilbert MD; Andrew A. Martin MD; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; and Anthony T. Scardella MD (Poster)

Safety and Efficacy of 40 Kda Peginterferon Alfa-2a(Pegasys7) in the Treatment of Pts Co-Infected with HIV and HCV: Preliminary Results from a Randomized, Multicenter Trial., Margaret Hoffman-Terry MD, FACP; Mandana Khalili; David I. Bernstein; Evelyne Fisher; G E Harb; Branka Palic; Ervin C. Lentz; and Peggy Siemon-Hryczyk (Poster)

Non-Invasive Ultrasound Assessment of Vascular Reactivity in Normal Pregnancies Using Maternal Brachial Artery Diameter., Wendy L. Kinzler MD; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

Non-Invasive Ultrasound Assessment of Vascular Reactivity in Normal Pregnancies Using Maternal Brachial Artery Doppler Velocimetry., Wendy L. Kinzler MD; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

Physician Cesarean Delivery Rates and Risk-Adjusted Perinatal Outcomes (Poster)., Tong Li PhD; George G. Rhoads MD, MPH; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; and Kitaw Demissie MD, PhD (Poster)

Birth Weight and Fetal Death in The US: The Effect of Diabetes., Myriam Modestin MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

Birth Weight and Fetal Death in The United States: The Effect of Maternal Diabetes., Myriam A.J. Mondestin MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

New Jersey Fetal Abnormalities Registry (NJFAR) Collaborators. Determinants of Pregnancy Interruption for Fetuses Diagnosed in The Second Trimester with Structural Abnormalities., Eden R. Rauch MD, MPH; Kristin DePrince MS, CGC; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; Stephen W. Marcella MD, MPH; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

Bone Morphogenetic Protein-5: A Novel Marker for Symptomatic Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia., Hina A. Sheikh MD and R Dhir (Poster)

New Jersey Fetal Abnormalities Registry (NJFAR): A Potential for Improving Birth Defect Surveillance., John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Allan J. Fisher MD; Kristin DePrince MS, CGC; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; and Debra L. Day-Salvatore MD, PhD (Poster)

Does Prenatal Care in The United States Have an Impact on Post-Neonatal Death Rate?., Anthony M. Vintzileos MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; William E. Scorza MD; and Robert A. Knuppel MD, MPH (Poster)

Does Prenatal Care in The United States Have an Impact on Preterm Birth Rate?., Anthony M. Vintzileos MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; William E. Scorza MD; and Robert A. Knuppel MD, MPH (Poster)

Down Syndrome Risk reduction After Normal Genetic Sonography., Anthony M. Vintzileos MD; Edwin R. Guzman MD; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Lami Yeo MD; William E. Scorza MD, MPH; and Robert A. Knuppel MD, MPH (Poster)

“Cellular Nodules in Congenital Melanocytic Nevi” (Poster)., Xiaowei Xu MD, PhD; Kirsten S. Bellucci MD; Rosalie Elenitsas; and David E. Elder (Poster)

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Supervised Treatment Interruption (STI) in an Urban HIV Clinical Practice: A Prospective Analysis, Joseph L. Yozviak DO, FACP; Peter Kouvatos DO; R Eric Doerfler NP, CCH; and William C. Woodward DO (Poster)

2001

Risks of Fetal Growth Restriction and Preterm Delivery in Relation to Placenta Previa: A Population-Based Study., Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; Kitaw Demissie MD, PhD; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

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The Ultrasite Valve Study, Jessica Bair (Poster)

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Public Affairs & Marketing, Kristen Borchers (Poster)

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A Pilot Study to Evaluate a Psychoeducational Groups for Men Who are Homeless Due to Verbal or Physical Aggression, Christopher Cunningham (Poster)

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Unreimbursed Acute Admissions, Augusta Czysz (Poster)

New Jersey Fetal Abnormalities Registry (NJFAR): Recruitment of Cases with Structural Fetal Abnormalities., Kristin DePrince MS, CGC; Allan J. Fisher MD; Debra L. Day-Salvatore MD, PhD; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

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Hypertension in the Impatient and Outpatient Setting, Amy M. Depuy MD (Poster)

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Impact of a Blood Transfusion Protocol for Non-bleeding Patients in the Intensive Care Unit, Joshua Englert (Poster)

The Value of First Trimester Nuchal Translucency Measurements in Changing Risks for Down Syndrome., Allan J. Fisher MD; Edwin R. Guzman MD; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Regina Waldron; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

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"In The Tradition of Lehigh Valley Hospital's Teaching Excellence", Beth Fogel (Poster)

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Example of Using the Basis 32 and Patient Profile Together, Andrea Foulke (Poster)

Does The Lack of Prenatal Care Differentially Affect Women in the Various Geographic Areas of The United States?., Maryellen L. Hanley MD, MPH; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

Primum Non Nocere, or First Do No Harm – One Health System’s Response to the IOM Report., Kim S. Hitchings MSN, RN, NEA-BC (Poster)

Friends of Nursing: A Community of Caring to Promote Excellence in Nursing Practice, Education, and Research (Poster)., Kim S. Hitchings MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Terry A. Capuano MBA, MSN, RN, FACHE, NE-BC; and Mary Ellen Herzog ME d, CFRE, CGMS (Poster)

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The Lowering of Vascular Atherosclerotic Risk, Nicole Hlavaty (Poster)

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The DOME Process, Jeffrey M. Hostetter (Poster)

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Internal Medicine, Sarah Keafer (Poster)

The Effects of Labor on Infant Mortality Among Small for Gestational Age Infants in the United States., Wendy E. Kinzler MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

Brachial Artery Reactivity: In Non-Invasive in Vivo Assessment of Endothelial Function and Its Application in Pregnancy., Wendy L. Kinzler MD; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

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2001 Summer Internship Program: Dental Department, Jennifer Lee Koch (Poster)

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External Validation and Comparison of Two Predictive Models for 30-Day Mortality in Patients with Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Bret Kricun (Poster)

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Summer Internship 2001, Bryan Krock (Poster)

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OR in the ED, Susan Kuchera (Poster)

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Lipids in Type II Diabetes, Aneesha Kumar and Kaaya Malhotra (Poster)

Placental Histology and Invasiveness of Neonatal Group B Streptococcus., Marian F. Lake MPH, RNC; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Susan Shen-Schwarz MD; George G. Rhoads MD, MPH; and Yu-Ling Lai-Lin RNC, MSN (Poster)

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Cardiac Markers: Troponin I Levels, Sajjad Malik (Poster)

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Developing a Knowledge and Assessment Tool, Jennifer Mann (Poster)

Comparison of Osteoporosis Knowledge in Menopausal Women who View a Teaching Video vs. Those who Don’t., Martin A. Martino MD, Gloria Bachmann, Jennifer Kulp, and Sarika Rane (Poster)

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Summer Dental Internship, Jake Milunsky (Poster)

Does a Single Prenatal Care Visit Improve Perinatal Outcomes?., Myriam A.J. Mondestin MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

Do Macrosomic Babies Exposed to Labor Have an Altered Infant Mortality Rate?., Myriam A.J. Mondestin MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

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Tobacco Use and Domestic Violence Screening, Karen Nguyen (Poster)

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Department of Medicine, Emanuel Nogueira (Poster)

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Lehigh Valley Hospital Human Resources Internship, Kristel Orben (Poster)

New Jersey Obstetricians’ Preferences, Beliefs and Attitudes Regarding Prevention Strategies for Group B Streptococcal Infection in Neonates., Anna Petrova MD, PhD; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; and V Dombrovskiv (Poster)

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Cardiac Rehab, Bari Pflueger (Poster)

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Care Management, Tanya Rawson (Poster)

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The Three-Dimensional Effect of Subtalar Arthroplasty on the Adult Acquired Flexible Flat Foot, Kristy Reinert (Poster)

REVISITING THE CLINICAL EFFICACY OF CERCLAGE IN THE TREATMENT OF SECOND-TRIMESTER SONOGRAPHICALLY DETECTED PREMATURE DILATION OF THE INTERNAL OS, Orion Rust MD, Robert O. Atlas MD, James F. Reed III PhD, Janna Van Gaalen BA, and James Balducci MD (Poster)

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Center for Women's Medicine, Stephanie L. Sadawski (Poster)

The Maternal-Fetal Medicine/Critical Care Team: Its Impact on Other Specialty Consultations During Obstetric Intensive Care Unit Admissions., William E. Scorza MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; Tricia T. Gilbert MD; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Anthony T. Scardella MD; and Michael P. Carson MD (Poster)

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Building a Healthy Community: Health Care Beyond the Hospital Walls, Kevin Shah (Poster)

Risk for Infant Death by Gestational Age at Delivery in Pregnancies Complicated by Preeclampsia /Eclampsia: A Population-Based Study., John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; Maria E. Martins; Anthony M. Vintzileos MD; and Robert A. Knuppel MD, MPH (Poster)

Term Intrapartum Fever, Interleukin-6, Histologic Inflammation and Neonatal Sepsis Status., John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Vineet Bhandari MD; Susan Shen-Schwarz MD; Carlene Quashie MD; William E. Scorza MD; and Yu-Ling Lai-Lin RNC, MSN (Poster)

Cord Blood Interleukin-6 and Early Development Outcomes for Very Preterm Infants., John C. Smulian MD, MPH; A Koons; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; Fawaz Kashlan MD; and Rajeev Kassal MD (Poster)

Fibril Associated Collagens with Interrupted Triple Helices (FACITs) and Fibrillar Collagens in Premature Rupture of The Fetal Membranes., John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Natalie B. Meirowitz MD; Rita A. Hahn MS; Peihong Zhou MS; Susan Shen-Schwarz MD; George H. Lambert MD; Donald R. Gerecke PhD; and Marion K. Gordon PhD (Poster)

Plasmacytoma with Aberrant Expression of Myeloid Markers, T-cell Markers, and Cytokeratin (Poster), Gary A. Stopyra MD, Hinke A.B. Multhaupt, Michael J. Warhol, and Jung S. Shin (Poster)

Cytokeratin 20 Immunoreactivity in Renal Oncocytomas (Poster), Gary A. Stopyra MD, Michael J. Warhol, and Hinke A.B. Multhaupt (Poster)

Defining the Relationship Between Obstetricians and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists (Poster)., Anthony M. Vintzileos MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; William E. Scorza MD; and Robert A. Knuppel MD, MPH (Poster)

Does Prenatal Care in The United States Have an Impact on Neonatal Death?., Anthony M. Vintzileos MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; William E. Scorza MD; and Robert A. Knuppel MD, MPH (Poster)

Does Prenatal Care in The United States Prevent Fetal Death?., Anthony M. Vintzileos MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; William E. Scorza MD; and Robert A. Knuppel MD, MPH (Poster)

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Cerclage Study, Mark Wells (Poster)

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Medical Intensive Care Unit, Heidi Wieand (Poster)

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Coronary Artery Bypass: The Increasing Role of Off-Pump Surgery in a Large Community Hospital, Gregory A. Wilsker (Poster)

2000

Risk Factors for Placental Abruption in Singleton and Twin Gestations in the United States., Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Kitaw Demissie MD, PhD; Anthony M. Vintzileos MD; and Robert A. Knuppel MD, MPH (Poster)

Timing of Infant Death by Gestational Age at Delivery in Pregnancies Complicated by Abruption: A Population-Based Study., Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

Obstetric Admissions to The Intensive Care Unit: Demographic and Severity of Illness Analysis., Tricia T. Gilbert MD; R Hardie; Andrew A. Martin MD; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; William E. Scorza MD; and Anthony T. Scardella MD (Poster)

Cepstral and Spectral Analysis of Fetal Heart Rate., Maryellen L. Hanley MD, MPH; H Rosen; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; W Craelius; D Curcie; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; and Mark Hiatt MD (Poster)