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±P1. Diagnostic Accuracy of Modified Low-Dose Four-Dimensional Computed Tomography for Preoperative Localization in Patients with Primary Hyperparathyroidism
*Courtney E. Quinn, *Amit Mahajan, *Neeta J. Erinjeri, *Taylor C. Brown, *Jennifer Malinowski, *Glenda G. Callender, Robert Udelsman, *Tobias Carling
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
±P2. Improving Perioperative Counseling for Emergency Abdominal Surgery: Creation of a Scoring Tool to Predict One-Year Mortality in the Elderly
*Olubode A. Olufajo1, *Gally Reznor1, *Stuart R. Lipsitz2, *Zara Cooper1, *Ali Salim1, *Joseph S. Hanna3, *Erika L. Rangel1
1Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA;2Brigham and Women's Hospital, Center For Surgery and Public Health, Boston, MA;3Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
±P3. Improving Left Ventricular Function and Angiogenesis after MI in Flk Knock Out Mice with Intramyocardial Gene Therapy with Pellino1, a Novel Molecule in VEGF Signaling Pathway
*Ibnalwalid Saad1,2, *Mahesh Thirunavukkarasu2, *Vladimir Coca-Soliz1, *Vathinathen Selvaraju2, J. Alexander Palesty1, *Nilanjana Maulik2
1Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT;2University of Connecticut Health, Farmington, CT
±P4. The Role of Model of End Stage Liver Disease (MELD) Score in Predicting Outcomes of Carotid Endarterectomy in Patients with Liver Disease
*Brianna M. Krafcik, *Denis Rybin, *Gheorghe Doros, *Mohammad H. Eslami, Alik Farber, *Jeffrey A. Kalish, *Elizabeth King, *Jeffrey J. Siracuse
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
±P5. A Comparison of Local-Regional Modalities for Pre-transplant Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC): A single center experience.
*Armando Salim Munoz-Abraham, *Jonathan Merola, *Roger Patrón-Lozano, *Giffrey Babas, Sanjay Kulkarni, Sukru Emre, David C. Mulligan, Peter S. Yoo, Manuel I. Rodríguez-Dávalos
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
±P6. High Risk, High Reward: An Analysis of Outcomes for Candidates Awaiting Hepatic Retransplantation
*Jigesh A. Shah, *Madhukar S. Patel, *Johannes R. Kratz, James F. Markmann, *Parsia A. Vagefi
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
±P7. Identification of Pre-Operative Risk Factors for Protracted Length of Stay after Elective EVAR
*Elizabeth G. King1, *Denis Rybin2, *Gheorghe Doros2, Alik Farber1, *Jeffrey Kalish1, *Jeffrey J. Siracuse1
1Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA;2Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
±P8. Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: Surgical Intervention has not Improved Survival in the Elderly
*George Cholankeril, Ali Ahmad, Ponnandai Somasundar
Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, RI
±P9. Predictors of Complications after Elective Splenectomy
*Ali Ardestani, *Roger T. Lis, *Eric Sheu, Ali Tavakkoli
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
±P10. Causes of Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation and Re-Intubation after Non-Emergent Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
*John M Fallon1, *Zachary Kanouse2, *David J. Malenka1, *Mohammad Jafferji1, *Stephen Surgenor1, *Jeff Brown3, *Bruce Leavitt2, *Margaret T. Russell1, *Cathy Ross1, *Beatriz Jauregui4, *Kelly LeBlond5, *Anne Knight6, *Elaine Olmstead1, *Anthony DiScipio1, for the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group
1Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH;2University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT;3Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME;4Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH;5Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston, ME;6Concord Hospital, Concord, NH
±P11. Characterization and Comparison of Transferred and Non-Transferred Patients Admitted to the Acute Care Surgery Service of a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital
*Brittany Misercola, Jonathan Dreifus
Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
P12. Patterns of "Failure" of a Standardized Perioperative Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Protocol
*Michael R. Cassidy1, *Ryan Macht1, *Pamela Rosenkranz1, *Joseph A. Caprini2, David McAneny1
1Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA;2NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL
P13. Trends in Pediatric Surgery Operative Volume among Residents and Fellows
*Stephanie D. Talutis1, David McAneny1, *Catherine Chen2, Gerard Doherty1, *Teviah Sachs1
1Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA;2Department of Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
P14. Continuous Cold Perfusion vs. Static Cold Preservation Comparison for Intestinal Graft Preservation in Rats
*Armando Salim Munoz-Abraham, *Abedalrazaq Alkukhun, *Sami Judeeba, *Roger Patrón-Lozano, *Tariq Alfadda, Manuel I Rodriguez-Davalos, John P. Geibel
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
P15. A Model For Predicting Prolonged Length Of Stay In Patients Undergoing Anatomic Lung Resection - A National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Database Study
*Matthew R. DeLuzio1, *Hari B. Keshava2, *Zuoheng Wang3, *John A. Federico4, *Daniel J. Boffa4, *Frank C. Detterbeck4, *Anthony W. Kim4
1Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT;2Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH;3Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT;4Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
P16. Nodal involvement in gastric adenocarcinoma decreases with age; A population-based analysis
*Ali Ahmad1, *Hadi Khan1, *George Cholankeril1, *Adam Olszewski2, Ponnandai Somasundar1
1Roger Williams Medical Center, RI, Providence, RI;2Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket, RI
P17. Does A Living Donor Liver Transplant (LDLT) Program Reduce Wait-List Mortality?
James J. Pomposelli, *Mary Ann Simpson, *Mohamed E. Akoad, Roger L. Jenkins, William D. Lewis, Elizabeth A. Pomfret
Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA
P18. Sexual Function in Breast Cancer Survivorship: The Surgical Impact
*Sarah E. Pesek1, *Michaela Onstad2, *Fogarty Sara3, *Ashley Stuckey1, *Christina Raker1, *Melissa Clark4, Jennifer Gass1
1Women & Infants' Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence, RI;2MD Anderson, Houston, TX;3Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, MD;4Brown University, Providence, RI
P19. Trends in Emergent Ventral Hernia Repair - Is Massachusetts the Exception?
*Mariam F. Eskander, *Lindsay A. Bliss, *Susanna WL. de Geus, *Sing Chau Ng, Jennifer F. Tseng
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
P20. Surveillance for Hereditary Pancreatic Cancer: A High-volume Center Experience
*Daniel Wong, *Mariam Eskander, *Jill Krejdovsky, *Lindsay A. Bliss, *Chun Li, *Susanna WL. de Geus, *Sing Chau Ng, *Mandeep Sawhney, *Steven D. Freedman, *Nadine Tung, Jennifer F. Tseng
Beth Israel Deaconess, Boston, MA
P21. International Medical Graduates who become Categorical General Surgery Residents are Highly Successful: The Results of A Single Institution 20 Year Study
*Annabelle L. Fonseca, *Peter S. Yoo, Robert Udelsman, Walter E. Longo
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
P22. Pregnancy and Parenthood Among Surgery Residents: Results of the First Nationwide Survey of General Surgery Program Directors
*Britt J. Sandler, *John J. Tackett, Walter E. Longo, *Peter S. Yoo
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
P23. Recurrent Patterns of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism in the MAPK-pathway of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Patients.
*Jill Rubinstein, *Taylor Brown, *Reju Korah, Tobias Carling
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
P24. Basic Science Second Place Award - NESS Resident and Fellow Research Day
Sponsored by the NESS Scholars Foundation
Trans-Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy (TRASCET) for Experimental Spina Bifida
*Beatrice Dionigi, *Azra Ahmed, *Joseph Brazzo III, *John Patrick Connors, *David Zurakowski, *Dario O. Fauza
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
P25. Technical misadventures during patent ductus arteriosus ligation: ligate with care
Brendan Campbell, *Melissa McCann, *Shefali Thaker, *Hank Leopold
Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, CT
P26. Cure Predictability During Parathyroidectomy: Validation of a Novel Cure Predictability Model
*Glenda Callender1, *Roy Lirov2, *Paul Gauger2, Robert Udelsman1
1Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT;2University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI
P27. Rives Stoppa Hernia Repair in the Management of Complex Abdominal Wall Hernias
*Daniel Hetherman, Richard Perugini, Donald Czerniach
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
P28. Resident and Faculty Perceptions of the Value of End-of-Rotation Oral Examinations
*Ryland S. Stucke, Kari M. Rosenkranz, Paul H. Kispert
Dartmouth, Lebanon, NH
P29. Multimodal Pain Prophylaxis Reduces Length of Stay in Bariatric Surgical Patients
*Jennifer L. Salluzzo1, *Danielle Massee2, *James M. Healy1, *Donna-Ann Thomas1, *Geoffrey S. Nadzam1, Kurt E. Roberts1, Andrew J. Duffy1
1Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT;2Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
P30. Pre-operative Troponin I as a Predictor of Morbidity and Mortality in Emergency General Surgery: An Analysis using American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Database.
*Asha Zimmerman, *Jayson Marwaha, David Harrington, Daithi Heffernan, Andrew Stephen
Brown University, Providence, RI
P31. Mutational Burden in the Neuroblastoma Genome Varies by Race
*Jill C. Rubinstein, *Emily R Christison-Lagay
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
P32. Time is Ticking: The Post-operative Impact of Inter-facility Transfers on Acute Surgical Patients in Rural America
*Raphael J. Louie, Horace F. Henriques, III, *Brent C. White
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
P33. Modification of the Classical UW Solution Can Provide Additional Protection from Ischemic Injury in the Small Intestines
*Sami S. Judeeba, *Armando Salim Munoz Abraham, *Abedalrazaq AlKukhun, *Tariq Alfadda, *Manuel Rodriguez-Davalos, *John P. Geibel
Yale University, New Haven, CT
P34. An Objective View of the Effectiveness of Platelet Transfusion in Trauma Utilizing Thromboelastography
*Mathew Edavettal, *Brian W. Gross, *James Alzate, *Frederick B. Rogers
Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, PA
P35. Splenectomy in Patients with Splenomegaly in the Setting of Myeloid Neoplasm: A Single Institution Experience
*Vijaya T. Daniel1, *Bankole Samuel1, *Kofi Atiemo1, *Muthalagu Ramanathan2, *Rajneesh Nath2, *Sonia N. Chimienti3, *Jan Cerny2, *Richard A. Perugini1
1Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA;2Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Medicine, UMass Memorial Medical Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA;3Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, UMass Memorial Medical Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
P36. Application of Prior Learning Assessment to the Selection of Surgical Trainees; A Laparoscopic Simulation Study
*Courtney K. White, *Salim Abunnaja, Alexander Palesty, *Shohan Shetty
St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT
P37. Elevated Hemoglobin A1C Predicts Longer Hospital Stays for Diabetic Burn Patients
*Stacey Rotta, Roselle Crombie, Walter Cholewczynski, *Katharine Connolly, *Shea Gregg, Nabil Atweh, Alisa Savetamal
Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT
P38. Surgeons' Attitudes Towards Patient Concerns Regarding Trainees
*David J. Nye, Timothy C. Counihan, Jacqueline J. Wu
Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA
P39. Feasibility of Peri-Areolar Wire Localization for Non-Palpable, Ultrasound Visible Breast Lesions
*Sarah E. Pesek1, David Edmonson1, *Heather King2, *Ashley Stuckey1, *Susan Koelliker1, Jennifer Gass1
1Women & Infants' Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence, RI;2Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
P40. Surgical Performance Improvement in a Health System - ACS NSQIP and a System Surgical Council as a Driver for Change
Rekha K. Singh1,2, Orlando Kirton1,3, *Patricia Sobieski1, *Cynthia Ross-Richardson1,2, *Jay Encarnacion1,3, *Mary Beland1,4, *Linda Wood1,5, *Samantha Grable1,3, *Patricia Blake1,6, *Joseph Portereiko1,3, Rocco Orlando1
1Hartford Healthcare, Hartford, CT;2The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain, CT;3Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT;4MidState Medical Center, Meriden, CT;5Windham Hospital, Willimantic, CT;6Backus Hospital, Norwich, CT
P41. How Far Are Patients Willing to Travel for Gastrectomy?
*David C Chang1, *Joel Adler1, *Abraham Noorbakhsh2, John Mullen1
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA;2University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
P42. Does Wearable Medical Technology With Video Recording Capability Add Value To On-Call Surgical Evaluations?
*Jacqueline Y Boehme1, *Sameer Gupta1, *Kelly Manser2, *Jannine Dewar2, *Amie Miller2, *Gina Siddiqui3, Steven Schwaitzberg1,2
1Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA;2Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA;3Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
P43. Post-operative Delirium is Associated with Increased ICU and Hospital Length of Stays Following Liver Transplantation
*Bishwajit Bhattacharya, Adrian Maung, *Kimberly Barre, *Linda Maerz, *Manuel Rodriguez, Kimberly Davis
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
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