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P1. Application of Intra Aortic Balloon Pump in High-Risk Non-Cardiac Surgeries
*Amir A. Rahnemai-Azar, *Zargham H. Ahmadi, *Rozhin Naghshizadian, Brian F. Gilchrist
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, NY
P2. Hepatic Artery Infusion for Recurrent orChemo Resistant Hepatic Malignancy
Harold J Wanebo1, *Redy S Srinivasa2, *Charu Taneja1, *Giovanni Begossi3, *James Belliveau1, *Ritesh Rathore1
1Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, RI, 2Hurley Medical Center, Flint, MI, 3Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland, CA
P3. NOTES Transgastric Ventral Hernia Repair in a Porcine Survival Model
*Maria C Mora1,2, *Rebecca Kowalski1,2, *David J Desilets1,2, John R Romanelli1,2, *David B Earle1,2
1Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, 2Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, MA
P4. Incidence of Postoperative Venous Thromboembolism in Patients Managed on an Enhanced Recovery Pathway Following Elective Openand Laparoscopic Colectomy
*Ashley Russo, *Andrew Pellet, *Jesse Moore
University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
P5. Clinical Science Second Place Award - NESS Resident and Fellow Research Day
Sponsored by the NESS Scholars Foundation
Is it Time to Stop Checking Frozen Section Neck Margins During Pancreaticoduodenectomy?

Neha L. Lad, Malcolm Hart Squires III, Shishir K. Maithel, Sarah B. Fisher, Vishes V. Mehta, Kenneth Cardona, Maria C. Russell, Charles A. Staley III, N. Volkan Adsay, David A. Kooby
Yale School of Medicine
P6. The Acquisition of a Community General Surgery Residency Program by a University Residency Program in New England - Planning, Execution and Early Lessons Learned
*John J Tackett1, Walter E Longo1, *Geoffrey Nadzam1, *Rosemarie L Fisher2, *Ania Shea1, Robert Udelsman1, *Peter S. Yoo1
1Yale University School of Medicine-Department of Surgery, New Haven, CT, 2Yale University School of Medicine-Department of Medicine, New Haven, CT
P7. Understanding Decision-Making in BreastReconstruction Following Mastectomy: Barriers to Follow-Through With Delayed Reconstruction
*Aleksandra Ogrodnik1, Ted James2
1Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT, 2University of Vermont-Fletcher Allen Health Center, Burlington, VT
P8. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Does Not Improve Disease-Specific Survival in Elderly Patients With Intermediate Thickness Melanoma
*Kate H Dinh, *Mary Maloney, *Dori Goldberg, *April Deng, *Mary Sullivan, Laura Lambert, Giles Whalen, *Jennifer LaFemina
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
P9. Predicting Mortality, Length of Stay, and Readmission for Surgical Patients
David E Clark, *Amy E. Haskins, Brad M. Cushing
Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
P10. A Single Institution Experience with Percuateneous Cholecystostomy
*Gabriella Grisotti, *Bishwajit Bhattacharya, *Robert Schlessel, *Joseph T King, Jr, *Gowthaman Gunabushanam, Melissa F Perkal
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
P11. The Impact of Gender on Role Models and Mentors
*Vanessa Franz, Neil Hyman
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
P12. Utility of Lymphoscintigraphy in the Treatment of Extremity Melanoma
*Mohammad Mertaban, Ted James, *Michael Cunningham
University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
P13. Appendicitis as a Critical Illness in the Elderly: Who is at Risk?
*Courtney Collins, *Julie M Flahive, *Fred A Anderson, Jr, *Heena P Santry
University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
P14. Timing of Perioperative Mortality by Cause of Death in a General Surgery Cohort: A One-Year Review of 10,807 Consecutive Patients
*Breanna Y. Jedrzejewski, *Patrick M. Mulvaney, *Brian C. Drolet, William G. Cioffi, Thomas J. Miner
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
P15. Laparoscopic Narrow Band Imaging for Detection of Occult Cancer Metastases: A Pilot Study
*Thomas Schnelldorfer1, Roger L Jenkins1, Desmond H Birkett1, *Valena J Wright1, *Lori Lyn Price2, *Irene Georgakoudi3
1Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington, MA, 2Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Boston, MA, 3Tufts University, Medford, MA
P16. Prediction of discharge location in elderly women after traumatic injury.
*Brandon Colvin1, *Allison Wyman2, Timothy Emhoff1, *Heena Santry1, *Jon D Dorfman1
1UMass Memorial, Worcester, MA, 2University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
P17. Liver Transplant Outcomes in Patients with Mixed Hepatocellular-Cholangiocarcinoma: A Different Disease
*Rachel Kohn, *Madhukar S. Patel, *Johannes R. Kratz, James F. Markmann, *Parsia A Vagefi
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
P18. The Effects of Rhodiola Crenulata extract on Proliferation and Differentiation in Glioblastoma Multiforme
*Maria Carmen Mora1,2,3, *Kaitlyn E Wong1,2,3, *Michael V Tirabassi4,2, Richard B. Arenas1,2,3,5, *Sallie Schneider3,5
1Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, 2Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, MA, 3Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute, Springfield, MA, 4Baystate Children's Hospital, Springfield, MA, 5University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
P19. Management of Acute Cholecystitis in a National Sample of Medicare Beneficiaries
*Courtney Collins, *Julie M Flahive, *Fred A Anderson, Jr, *Heena P Santry
University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
P20. With Empyema, Size of Underlying Pneumonia Predicts Size of Empyema and Hospital Length of Stay
*Piroska Kopar, *Marc Jordaan, *Bryan P Stanifer, *Zhongze Li, William Nugent, *Cherie P Erkmen
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
P21. Risk Factors for Early Urologic Complications after Kidney Transplantation
*Amir A. Rahnemai-Azar1, Brian F. Gilchrist1, *Liise K. Kayler2
1Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, NY, 2Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, NY
P22. Lobectomy by Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) Versus Muscle Sparing Thoracotomy for Stage I Lung Cancer: A Critical Evaluation of Short and Long Term Outcomes
*Anne M Kuritzky, *Bassam I Aswad, *Jason T Machan, Thomas Ng
Brown University, Providence, RI
P23. Anticoagulation Monitoring Modalities in Extracorporeal Life Support Patients: A Single Center Experience
*Abdel Ghanie Abu-Samra1, *David Chu1, *Joseph Sweeney2, *Cynthia Devers2, *Corey E Ventetuolo1, Christopher S Muratore2
1Rhode Island Hospital Alpert Medical School of BrownUniversity, Providence, RI, 2Hasbro Children's Hospital / Rhode Island Hospital Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
P24. Feasibility and Benefit of Ex-Vivo Machine Perfusion of Non-Transplantable Deceased Donor Livers
*James Avruch, *Bote Bruinsma, *Pepijn Weeder, *Gautham Sridharan, *Heidi Yeh, *Korkut Uygun, James F Markmann
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
P25. Suitability of ACS-NSQIP as a Quality-Measurement Tool for Advanced Cancer Patients
*Roberto J. Vidri, *Shreyus S. Kulkarni, *Raj G. Vaghjiani, William G. Cioffi, *Daithi S. Heffernan, Thomas J. Miner
Brown University, Providence, RI
P26. Potential of Venous Ionized Calcium for Identification of High Risk Critical Care Patients
*Peter Bendix, *James Whedon, Kenneth Burchard
Darmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
P27. Teaching Residents to Teach: Assessing Feedback for the Novice Educator
*Elizabeth D Fox, David T Harrington, Beth A Ryder, *Manuel Garcia-Toca, Kevin P Charpentier, Thomas Ng, William G Cioffi, Thomas J Miner
Rhode Island Hospital / Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
P28. Parastomal Hernia Repair – The Unkindest Cut of All?
*Neil GIbson, Steven Schechter, Nishit Shah
Brown University, Providence, RI
P29. Laparoscopic Colectomy and the Rural Surgeon
*Andrew Pellet, *Jesse Moore, Neil Hyman
University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT
P30. Discussion of Non-Technical Skills Through Co-Surgery: A Novel Faculty Development Program for Surgeons
*Alexandra Briggs, *Steven J. Yule, Douglas S. Smink
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
P31. Effective Triage of Early Stage Lung Cancer Patients in Community Hospitals Yields Low Surgical Mortality
*Christopher T Ducko, *Carlos E Bravo-Iñiguez, *Mauricio Perez Martinez, *Katherine W Armstrong, *Jon O Wee, *Michael T Jaklitsch, *Raphael Bueno, Scott J Swanson
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
P32. Is Smoking Cessation Counseling Prior to CD Surgery on Your Preoperative Checklist?
*Adriana Olariu1, *Caitlin W. Hicks2, *Lillias Holmes Maguire1, Richard A. Hodin1, Liliana Bordeianou1
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
P33. Bigger Isn't Necessarily Better: Increased Rates of Surgical Site Infection and Total Hospital Charges for Liver Transplantation at Higher Volume Centers
*James E Tooley, *Daniel D Bohl, *Bryce A Basques, *Manuel I Rodriguez-Davalos, *Sanjay Kulkarni, *Sukru Emre, *David C Mulligan, *Peter S Yoo
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
P34. Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Increases the Rate of Breast Conservation: Results from the National Cancer Database (NCDB)
*Brigid K Killelea, *Vicky Q Yang, *Sarah S Mougalian, *Nina R Horowitz, *Lajos Pusztai, Anees B Chagpar, Donald R Lannin
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
P35. At the Edge: Anterior and Posterior Margins in Invasive Breast Disease
*Lana Shikhman, *Kate Dinh, *Sanaz Leilabadi, *Alexander Christakis, *Ashling O'Connor, *Marie Ward, Anne Larkin, Robert M Quinlan
University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
P36. The Conundrum of the Young Colon Cancer Patient
*Ramzi Amri, Liliana G Bordeianou, *Patricia Sylla, David L Berger
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
P37. Modern Experiences with Aggressive Parathyroid Tumors in a High-Volume New England Referral Center
*Courtney E Quinn, Amir H Lebastchi, *James M Healy, *Taylor C Brown, *Manju L Prasad, *Glenda G Callender, *Tobias Carling, Robert Udelsman
Yale University, New Haven, CT
P38. Thioredoxin Overexpression Enhances Neovascularization and Reduces Fibrosis In Mouse Hindlimb Ischemia Model
*Inam A Shaikh1,2, *Vaithinathan Selvaraju2, *Mahesh Thirunavukkarasu2, J Alexander Palesty1, *Nilanjana Maulik2
1Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT, 2University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT
P39. Quantified Improvements in Surgical Therapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Within A Collaborative Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program
*Clinton Protack, *Jia Liu, *Daniel Boffa, *Frank Detterbeck, *Anthony Kim
Yale University, New Haven, CT
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