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The Sixth Annual Residents’ and Fellows’ Scholarship Day
June 13th, 2014

Abstracts

The MCH GME Residents and fellows' Scholarship Day is a yearly event that features the scholarly activities accomplished by MCH Pediatric and Dental residents and pediatric subspecialty fellows over the full academic year. Research projects (Original Research and Case Reports) and QI projects are submitted, rated and displayed as poster presentations. Winning abstracts are presented as podium presentation. Below are the submitted abstracts in 2014 which is a sample of the research endeavors MCH GME trainees are conducting:
 

Abstract #1:
A.Suta, DMD*; O. Arevalo, DDS, ScD, MBA, MS. Assessing Case Complexity vs ASA Status in the Operating Room”.

Abstract #2:
Batool Alsheikh, M.D*; Madhuradhar Chegondi, MD; Balagangadhar R Totapally, MD. Platelet transfusion thresholds among children with various clinical conditions admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit

Abstract #3**:
Branko Cuglievan, MD*, Fiorela Hernandez, MD, Guillermo de Angulo, Regina Graham. SIRTUINS AND CHEMORESISTANCE IN NEUROBLASTOMA”

Abstract #4**:
Hanadys Ale, MD*; Amilcar A. Castellano-Sanchez, MD; Robert J. Poppiti, MD; Carole Brathwaite, MD; Guillermo J. De Angulo, MD. AN ASSOCIATION OF CD68+ TUMOR INFILTRATING MACROPHAGES AND EBV STATUS WITH OUTCOME IN PEDIATRIC HODGKIN LYMPHOMA”.

Abstract #5:
Kaitlin M. Kobaitri, D.O.*, Paul A. Martinez, M.D. and Balagangadhar R. Totapally, M.D. Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome after Spinal Fusion Repair in Adolescents: An Analysis Using Kids Inpatient Database”

Abstract #6**:
Michael P. Fundora MD*, Enrique Oliver Aregullin-Eligio MD, Gil Wernovsky MD, Robert L. Hannan MD. Preliminary Results In Echocardiographic and Surgical Correlations of Coronary Artery Patterns in TGA”.

Abstract #7:
Sakil Kulkarni M.D.*, Carla Perez M.D., Caren Pichardo M.D., Lina Castillo M.D., Michael Gagnon M.A., M.B.A., Consuelo Beck-Sague M.D, Erick Hernandez M.D., Rani Gereige M.D. “Demographics, Etiology, Trends and short term outcomes of 583 children with the diagnosis of Acute Liver Failure [ALF] during their initial admission to 16 Children’s Liver Transplant Centers in the United States from 2008 to 2013 using the Pediatric Health Information System [PHIS] database”.

Abstract #8:
Sandra Oh, DMD*; A. Anahi Garcia, DDS; Oscar Arevalo, DDS, ScD, MBA, MS; Rosie Roldan, MD, DMD. Efficacy of the DentalVibe at Eliminating Intraoral Injection Pain in the Pediatric Patient”.

Abstract #9:
Andre Ballard, DDS*; Oscar Arevalo DDS, ScD, MBA, MS. “Analysis of Productivity of Pediatric Dental Residents in the Operating Room”.

Abstract #10:
B. Chandler, DMD*; O. Arevalo, DDS, ScD, MBA, MS. Access to Dental Care Barriers for Children with Special Health Care Needs”.

Abstract #11:
Ajay Kasi, M.D.*, Hanadys Ale, M.D., Maria Franco, M.D., Moises Simpser, M.D., Carole Brathwaite, M.D., Diana Marin, M.D., Michel Betancourt, M.D., Antonio Rodriguez, M.D. High Grade Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Bronchus in a Teenager with Acute Onset of Cough and Hemoptysis”.

Abstract #12:
Ajay Kasi, M.D.*, Antonio Rodriguez, M.D. , Moises Simpser, M.D., Carole Brathwaite, M.D., Cynthia Christoph, M.D., Gail Deutsch, M.D., Maria Franco, M.D. Neuroendocrine Cell Hyperplasia of Infancy in a Neonate with Fever and Persistent Tachypnea.”

Abstract #13:
April Morrison, M.D.* , Priscila Badia, M.D., Guillermo DeAngulo, M.D.ENSURING OPTIMAL THERAPY: MAINTAINING ANTHRACYCLINE TREATMENT AFTER DECLINE IN EJECTION FRACTION WITH SEPSIS”.

Abstract #14:
Caren Pichardo*; Naiomi Cohen; Richard Arboleda; Abdulwahab Aldousany; Ricardo Restrepo; Alejandro Diaz; Erick Hernandez. Abernathy type Ib associated with Turner Syndrome in a patient with hypoglycemia and Dumping Syndrome”

Abstract #15:
Caren Pichardo*, Asif Luqman, Erica Malvica, Carole Brathwaite, Maria Franco, Ricardo Restrepo, Erick Hernandez. Lane Hamilton syndrome: Pulmonary Hemosiderosis associated to Celiac disease”

Abstract #16:
Carla Perez*, Ajay Kasi, Jun Tashino, Santiago Medina, Leopoldo Malvezzi, Cathy Burnweit. Chronic Vomiting and Recurrent Pneumonia in an Adolescent Female”

Abstract #17**:
Christie de la Vega*, Batool Alsheikh. An Unusual Case Of Altered Mental Status In A Pediatric Population”.

Abstract #18:
Danielle Dukellis*, Christie de la Vega*, Carolina Sanchez-Vegas. Neurological Manifestations on Influenza A Associated Encephalitis”.

Abstract #19:
Claudia Zapata MD*, Sakil Kukarni MD, Guillermo DeAngulo MD, Ricardo Restrepo MD, Gabriel Chamyan MD. SIROLIMUS FOR REFRACTORY AUTOIMMUNE LYMPHOPROLIFERATIVE SYNDROME”

Abstract #20:
Cristina Figallo MD*, Maria Pereira MD, Sakil Kulkarni MD, Ricardo Restrepo MD, Gabriel Chamyan MD, Rafael Rivas-Chacon MD. Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction secondary to Eosinophilic Enteritis with Genitourinary involvement as the manifestation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Children: A Case Report”.

Abstract #21:
Duarte D MD*, Green AS FNP-C, Khan DM MD, Rhodes JF Jr MD.Coronary sinus ostial atresia draining into left superior vena cava in a patient with dextrocardia, L-TGA, DORV, and single ventricle physiology”.

Abstract #22:
Fiorella Iglesias-Cárdenas MD*, Carole Brathwaite MD, Martha Ballesteros MD, Ziad Khatib MD. EXTRAOSSEOUS CHORDOMA OF THE PHARYNX IN A PEDIATRIC PATIENT: CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE”

Abstract #23:
Hanadys Ale, MD*; Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD; Ziad Khatib, MD; Aparna Rajadhyaksha, MD; Jose Calderon, MD. Infant with Monosomy 7 Myelodysplastic Syndrome and Hypogammaglobulinemia”

Abstract #24:
Chad Rudnick, Jennifer Berkovich*. Chronic hip pain in 15 year old male”.

Abstract #25**:
L Mullinax*, R Arboleda, E Hernandez, R Gomara, J Reeves-Garcia, W Muinos
“A pretty penny, a potential gastric ulcer”.

Abstract #26:
Lauren Mullinax M.D.*, Heidi E Hagerott D.O., Lina Castillo, M.D., Jesse Reeves-Garcia M.D., Erick Hernandez M.D., Richard Arboleda M.D., Roberto Gomara M.D., William Muinos M.D. Plummer-Vinson syndrome (esophageal web, severe iron deficiency anemia and dysphagia) associated with Helicobacter pylori infection in a 19 year old female”.

Abstract #27:
Maria Pereira*, William F. Caroll, Rafael Rivas-Chacon. A case of congenital complete atrioventricular block in a patient with neonatal lupus syndrome”.

Abstract #28:
Maria Pereira, MD*. Caren Pichardo, MD. Sakil Kulkarni, MD. Rafael Rivas-Chacon, MD. Recurrent chylothorax as a pulmonary manifestation of systemic lupus erythematous”.

Abstract #29:
Priscila Badia, M.D*, Athena Pefkarou, M.D, Alejandro Levy, M.D. PELVIC MASS PRESENTING SIMULTANEOUSLY IN IDENTICAL TWINS: DIAGNOSIS OF MYELOID SARCOMA PURE ERYTHROID DIFFERENTIATION”.

Abstract #30:
Rossana Sanchez*, Sophie Remoue, Parul Jayakar, Aparna Rajadhyaksha, Mislen Bauer. Microduplications of 15q13.3: variant of unknown significance or highly variable pathogenic variant?”

Abstract #31:
Stacey M. Humphreys, MD* and Balagangadhar R. Totapally, MD. Time and Outcome of Rapid Response Team Calls and Unscheduled Floor to PICU Transfers in a Pediatric Hospital”.

Abstract #32**:
Rosa Gomez de Jesus, MD*; Michelle M Hospital, PhD; Lorena M Siqueira, MD. Intimate Piercings among Minority Late Adolescents and Young Adults”.

Abstract #33:
Paul Martinez*, Balagangadhar Totapally. “The epidemiology of pediatric In-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the Kids’ Inpatient Database (KID) for the years 1997 through 2012”

Abstract #34:
Megan F. Carns, MD*, Oranit Shaked, MD, Juan M. Lozano, MD, MSc, Vincenzo Maniaci, MD1 and Sue Hellen Rojas, ARNP. Distribution of Closed Head Injury Instructions: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Trial Examining Effectiveness at Beginning of Visit Vs. End of Visit”.

Abstract #35:
Mayura Gujarathi M.D.*, Vincenzo Maniaci M.D., Juan M Lozano M.D. MSc., Marc Linares M.D. ASSESSMENT OF PARENTAL AND PHYSICIAN AWARENESS OF RADIATION RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH CT SCANS”

Abstract #36**:
Madhuradhar Chegondi, MD*, Sayed Naqvi, MD, Wei-Chiang Lin, PhD and Balagangadhar Totapally, MD. “Effect of endotracheal suctioning on systemic and cerebral oxygenation and hemodynamics in children”

Abstract #37:
Madhuradhar Chegondi, MD*; Mary Garland, BA ;  Balagangadhar Totapally, MD. “Course and Outcome of Children With Status Epilepticus Admitted To A Pediatric Intensive Care Unit”

Abstract #38:
Tara J Loux, MD*, Cathy A. Burnweit, MD, FAAP, FACS, Ibrahim Amjad, MD, FAAP, FACS. “Single Operative Debridement and Wound Coverage with Silver Matrix ™ Dressing Improves Pain Control and Decreases Sedation Risk in Pediatric Patients with Partial Thickness Burns”

Abstract #39:
Madhuradhar Chegondi, MD*; Tara Loux, MD ; Cathy A. Burnweit, MD; Balagangadhar R. Totapally, MD . Unusual etiology for upper gastrointestinal bleeding in a previously healthy child”

Abstract #40**:
Madhuradhar Chegondi, MD*; Andre Raszynski, MD; Balagangadhar R. Totapally, MD. Carbamazepine overdose treatment presenting as diabetes insipidus like condition in a child”

Abstract #41:
Maria Demma Cabral, M.D*.; Lorena Siqueira, M.D. “Hydrosalpinx in Post-Menarchal Non-Sexually Active Girls: A Review of Six Cases in a Children’s Hospital”.

Abstract #42**:
Alexander G. Weil MD, FRCSC*, Nicholas Ferraro MD, Sanjiv Bhatia MD, Toba N Niazi MD. « Intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula with perimedullary reflux: a rare but treatable cause of acute congestive myelopathy in children”

Abstract #43:
Alexander G. Weil MD, FRCSC*, Anna Lo Presti MD, Toba N Niazi MD, Sanjiv Bhatia MD. « Postinfectious inflammatory response or herpes simplex reactivation after epilepsy surgery: case report”

Abstract #44:
Alexander G. Weil MD, FRCSC*, Nicholas Ferraro, MD, Toba N. Niazi MD. « Purely intraparenchymal solitary Infantile Myofibroma of the Central Nervous System without dural attachment: Case Report”

Abstract #45: §
Tara J. Loux*, Leopoldo Malvezzi. Early Conversion to Oral Antibiotics in Patients with Perforated Appendicitis – A Preliminary Report”

Abstract #46: §
Varun Aggarwal MD, Lina Castillo MD, Daniel Canal MD, Lizabeth Saint-Hilaire MD, Dario Vallarino MD,  Laura D’Addese MD, Angela Shaw MD, Pedro Pagan-Banchs MD, Beatriz Ortega MD, Claudette Gonzalez MD, Daniela Arroyo MD, Maria  Behnam-Terneus DO.  “Improving Documentation of Vaccinations in Children with Diabetes Mellitus Visiting the Endocrinology Office”

Abstract #47: §
Lorena Aliaga MD, Daniel Davila MD, Kavita Desai MD, Michael Fundora MD, Kaitlin Kobaitri DO, Michael Lopez MD, Sophie Remoue MD, Chad Rudnick MD, Karen Segal DO, Stephanie Urban DO, Mark Gabay, DO. “Vaccination Hesitancy QI Project”

Abstract #48: §
Priscila Badia MD‎, Marina Bishai DO‎, Maria Gonzalez MD, Jubin Mathews, DO, Yamilet Huerta MD, Caren Pichardo MD, Batool Alsheikh MD, Joshua Chen MD‎, Jeffrey Kleinberg MD‎, Lauren Meyerson MD‎, Salina Mostajabian MD‎, Michael Satzer MD‎, Beatriz Cunill-De Sautu MD. “Improving Asthma Management: A QI Project”

Abstract #49: §
Wenliang Geng MD, Ajay Kasi MD, Sakil Kulkarni MD, Nina Phillips DO, Isamar Sosa MD, Rossana Sanchez MD, Andrea Ontaneda MD, Mark Gabay DO. “Improving Newborn Metabolic Screen Documentation at the Initial Well-Child Visit in the Pediatric Care Center”

Abstract #50: §
April Morrison DO, Danielle Dukellis MD, Fiorella Iglesias MD, Kelly Brisbane MD, Anamaria Pulido MD, Heidi Haggerott MD, Andrea Ontaneda MD. “QI Project: Hearing Screening”

Underlined Author: Denotes a “Trainee”

** - Denotes a Winning Peer-Reviewed Abstract

* - Denotes a Presenting Author

§ - Denotes Late Breaking / Non-Rated Abstract