New England Surgical Society
2018 Posters of Distinction & e-Posters

Program & Abstracts  |  Posters of Distinction & e-Posters


◆ POD1.
Clinical Science Second Place Award - NESS Resident and Fellow Research Day
Preemptive Analgesia Decreases Pain Following Anorectal Surgery: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Trial

*Justin T. Van Backer, MD1,4, *Matthew R. Jordan, MD2, *Danielle T. Leahy, MD3, Jesse S. Moore, MD4, *Peter Callas, PhD4,5, *Timothy Dominick, MD3, *Peter A. Cataldo, MD4
1Department of General Surgery, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY; 2Department of Emergency Medicine, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA; 3Department of Anesthesiology, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT; 4Department of Surgery, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT; 5Department of Statistics, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
◆ POD2.
Basic Science First Place Award - NESS Resident and Fellow Research Day
Programmed Cell Death Receptor-1 (PD-1)'s Effects on Innate Immune Cells: Unraveling Lung Injury After Neonatal Intra-abdominal Sepsis

*Eleanor A. Fallon, Daithi S. Heffernan, *Anne-Lise Rossi, *Chun-Shiang Chung, *Alfred Ayala
Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
◆ POD3.
Clinical Science First Place Award - NESS Resident and Fellow Research Day
What is the Risk of Anal Carcinoma in Patients With Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia III?

*Grace C. Lee1, Hiroko Kunitake1, *Holly Milch1, *Lieba R. Savitt1, *Caitlin Stafford1, Liliana G. Bordeianou1, *Todd D. Francone2, Rocco Ricciardi1
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Newton Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA
◆ POD4.
Basic Science Second Place Award - NESS Resident and Fellow Research Day
DNA Damage Response Genes Differentiate Colitis From Neoplasia in Colitis-Associated Colon Cancer

*Robert A. Malizia1, *Stephen P. Sharp1, *Travis Walrath2, *Shanti D'Souza3, *Carmen J. Booth4, *Brittany J. Kartchner2, *Edward C. Lee1, *Steven C. Stain1, *William O'Connor, Jr.2
1Department of Surgery, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY; 2Department of Immunology and Microbial Disease, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY; 3Albany Medical College, Albany, NY; 4Department of Comparative Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT
◆ POD5.
Multicenter Experience With Valve in Valve Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Compared With Primary, Native Valve Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Michael P. Robich1, Bruce J. Leavitt2, *Megan Coylewright3, *James M. Flynn4, *Harold L. Dauerman2, *Matthew S. McKay5, *Alexander Iribarne6, Robert S. Kramer1, *Joseph P. DeSimone6, *Anthony W. DiScipio6, *Benjamin M. Westbrook4, *Yi-Ling Huang6, *David J. Malenka6, John D. Klemperer5, *Anahita Parsee2, *Yvon R. Baribeau4, *Peter N. Ver Lee5, Reed D. Quinn1, *David W. Butzel1, Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease StudyGrp
1Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME; 2University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT; 3Dartmouth-Hitchock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; 4Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH; 5Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, ME; 6Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
◆ POD6.
Surgery's #Metoo Movement - Results of a Sexual Harassment Survey in an Academic Institution
Jacqueline Wu, *Susan Kartiko, *Aditi Kapil
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
◆ POD7.
Delay in Operation for Hirschsprung Disease Decreases Length of Stay: a 5 Year Analysis of NSQIP Data
*Mollie R. Freedman-Weiss, *Alexander S. Chiu, Michael G. Caty, *Daniel G. Solomon
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
◆ POD8.
◆ POD9.
Understanding Entrustment Decision Making By Surgical Program Directors
*Samantha L. Ahle1, *Katherine Gielissen1, *Danya E. Keene2, *Justin D. Blasberg1
1Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 2Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT
◆ POD10.
Robotic-assisted Liver Resection for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: A Multicenter Evaluation of Long-term and Oncologic Outcomes
*Rachel E. Beard1, Sidrah Khan2, *Yuman Fong3, *T. Peter Kingham4, *Thomas Boerner4, *Eren Berber5, *Bora Kahramangil5, *John B. Martinie6, *Dionisios Vrochides6, *Aude Vanlander7, *Roberto I. Troisi7, *Joseph F. Buell8, *Michele Molinari2, *Allan Tsung2
1Rhode Island Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI; 2University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; 3City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA; 4Memorial Sloan-Kettering, New York, NY; 5Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; 6Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC; 7Ghent University Hospital Medical School, Ghent, Belgium; 8Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
P11.
Alginate microparticles loaded with basic fibroblast growth factor induce tissue coverage in a rat model of myelomeningocele
*James S. Farrelly1, *Anthony H. Bianchi2, *Adele S. Ricciardi1, *Gina Buzzelli2, *Samantha L. Ahle1, *Mollie R. Freedman-Weiss1, *Valerie L. Luks1, *W. Mark Saltzman3, *David H. Stitelman1
1Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 2Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University, New Haven, CT; 3Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University, New Haven, CT
P12.
Prevention of Contracture in Full Thickness Wounds Using Photochemical Tissue Passivation (PTP)
*Jane M. Tsui, *Rachel L. Goldstein, *Gem Runyan, *Michael C. McCormack, *Robert W. Redmond, *Mark A. Randolph, William G. Austen, Jr.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
P13.
Bioengineered Nanofiber Scaffold Loaded with Resveratrol Improves Cardiac Function Following Myocardial Infarction After Four Weeks
*Jacob D. Campbell, *Vaithinathan Selvaraju, *Rajesh Lakshmanan, *Mahesh Thirunavukkarasu, David W. McFadden, *Nilanjana Maulik
University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT
P14.
Developing a Blood Biomarker Model for Predicting Multiple Infection Episodes Following Blunt Trauma
*Amy Tsurumi1, *Yok-Ai Que2, Colleen M. Ryan3, *Patrick J. Flaherty4, Ronald G. Tompkins5, *Marianna Almpani6, *Yashoda V. Dhole5, *Laura F. Goodfield5, *Laurence G. Rahme1
1Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School/Shriners Hospitals for Children-Boston, Boston, MA; 2Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland; 3Massachusetts General Hospital/Shriners Hospitals for Children-Boston, Boston, MA; 4University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, MA; 5Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 6Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
P15.
Accuracy of MELD-Na as a Predictor of Morbidity and Mortality in Cirrhotic Patients With Ascites Undergoing General Surgical Procedures
*Nathan L. Maassel1, *Matthew M. Fleming1, *Jiajun Luo2, *Yawei Zhang2,3, Kevin Y. Pei1
1Yale, New Haven, CT; 2Section of Surgical Outcomes and Epidemiology, Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 3Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT
P16.
Minimally Invasive Extrapericardial placement of a Left-ventricular Assist Device
*Muhammad Anwer1,2, Pramod Bonde3,4
1Yale new haven, woodbride, CT; 2Yale New haven Hospital, New Haven, CT; 3Yale new haven, new haven, CT; 4Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
P17.
Sociodemographic Predictors of Inpatient Costs for Solid Organ Transplants
Raymond A. Jean, *Alexander S. Chiu, Peter S. Yoo
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
P18.
C-Cbl Expression Correlates with Human Colorectal Cancer Survival and its Wnt/ ?-catenin Suppressor Function is Regulated by Tyr371 Phosphorylation
*Nkiruka Arinze1, *Sowmiya Kumaradevan1, *Shin Y. Lee1, *Sean Richards1, *Vijay Kolachalama1, *Chimera Lyle1, *Qing Zhao1, *Umit Tapan1, *Yilan Jiangliu1, *Shmyle Ghumman1, *Joshua Walker1, *Mostafa Belghasem1, *Angela Kuhnen1, *Janice Weinberg2, *Jean Francis1, *Kevan Hartshorn1, *Daniel Cifuentes1, *Nader Rahimi1, *Vipul Chitalia1
1Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; 2Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA
P19.
The Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index is a Powerful Predictor of Adverse Outcome in the Elderly Emergency Surgery Patient
*Zhenyi Jia, *Ask Nordestgaard, *Jae Moo Lee, *Karien Meier, *Nikolaos Kokoroskos, *Aditya Napaporn Kongkaewpaisan, *Manasnun Kongwibulwut, *Ahmed Eid, *Kelsey Han, *Gabriel Rodriguez, *Noelle Saillant, *April Mendoza, *Martin Rosenthal, *Peter Fagenholz, *David King, George Velmahos, Haytham Kaafarani
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
P20.
Does BMI Predict Outcomes in Emergency General Surgery?
*Matthew M. Fleming1, *Jiajun Luo2, *Yawei Zhang2,3, Kevin Y. Pei1
1Yale School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, New Haven, CT; 2Section of Surgical Outcomes and Epidemiology. Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 3Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT
P21.
KCC4/IGF1 Dysregulation: A Novel Signaling Hallmark of Non-functional Adrenocortical Carcinomas
*Taylor C. Brown1, *Norman G. Nicolson1, *Adam Stenman2, *Christofer C. Juhlin2, *Courtney E. Gibson1, Glenda G. Callender1, Tobias Carling1
1Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, New Haven, CT; 2Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
P22.
The Risk of Delayed Adjuvant Chemotherapy with Immediate Breast Reconstruction
*Amulya C. Alapati, *Aaron Fleishman, Ted A. James
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical center, Boston, MA
P23.
Transurethral Thulium Laser Prostatectomy in the Outpatient Setting: Benefits and Outcomes at a Single Center in the United States
*Curran Uppaluri, *Theodore Cisu, *David Sobel, Carlos Marroquin, *Richard Grunert
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
P24.
Protection from Ischemic Injury in the Small Intestine using Nutraceutical Nanoparticles in a Rat Model
*Vanessa Baratta1, *Maria J. Barahona1, *Michele Finotti1,2, *Renee M. Maina1, *Giorgio Caturegli1, *Taras Lysyy1, *Francesco D'Amico1,2, David C. Mulligan1, *John P. Geibel1
1Yale, New Haven, CT; 2University of Padua, Padua, Italy
P26.
Characterization of Peripheral Blood T-Lymphocyte Populations Following Intratumoral Anti-PD-1 Injection in a Humanized Mouse Model
Ryan J. Hendrix, *Kurt Schultz, *Michael Brehm, Giles F. Whalen
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
P27.
Probing the Portal System as the Source of Inflammation in An Acute Systemic Burn Model
*Fatemeh Adiliaghdam, *Florian Kuehn, *Laurence Rahme, Richard Hodin
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
P28.
Increasing Incidence of Stage IV Breast Cancer Since 2002
*Danielle R. Heller1,2, *Brigid K. Killelea1,3, *Christos Hatzis1,3, *Lajos Pusztai1,3, Donald R. Lannin1,3
1Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 2Yale-New Haven Hospital Department of Surgery, New Haven, CT; 3Yale Cancer Center, New Haven, CT
P29.
Correlating Screening and Ductal Carcinoma in Situ Incidence Rates in the US
*Biqi Zhang1, *Tawakalitu S. Oseni2, Suzanne B. Coopey2, *Michele A. Gadd2, *Kevin S. Hughes2, *David C. Chang2
1Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 2Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
P30.
Adrenocortical Suicide Gene CYP4B1 Promotes Adrenocortical Carcinoma Cell Death by Dysregulating the TNF Signaling Pathway
*Norman G. Nicolson, Glenda G. Callender, *Courtney E. Gibson, *Reju Korah, Tobias Carling
Yale School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, New Haven, CT
P31.
Readmission Risk After Operative Management of Empyema
Raymond A. Jean1, *Alexander S. Chiu1, *Daniel J. Boffa1, Anthony W. Kim2, *Frank C. Detterbeck1, *Justin D. Blasberg1
1Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 2Keck School of Medicine at USC, Los Angeles, CA
P32.
Early Diagnosis of Hepatic Artery Thrombosis (Hat) Post Liver Transplant Prevents Graft Loss
Patricia Sheiner, *Justin Salm, *Caroline Rochon, *Bejon Maneckshana, *Yong Kwon
Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
P33.
Opioid Prescribing Practices and Patient Use in Minimally Invasive Surgery
*Danielle T. Friedman, *Saber Ghiassi, *Matthew Hubbard, Andrew J. Duffy
Yale University, New Haven, CT
P34.
Infection After Surgery: Incidence, Bacteriology and Trends from 2008-2015
*William O'Brien, *Kalpana Gupta, Kamal M.F. Itani
VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA
P35.
Do Trauma Severity Scores Successfully Predict Hypersusceptibility to Infections in Trauma Patients?
*Marianna Almpani1, *Amy Tsurumi1, *Thomas Peponis2, *Yashoda V. Dhole2, *Laura F. Goodfield2, Ronald G. Tompkins2, *Laurence G. Rahme1
1Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School/Shriners Hospital for Children, Boston, Boston, MA; 2Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
P36.
Association of Alcohol Intoxication With Better Outcomes and Relation With Hypothermia After Traumatic Brain Injury Depends on Differences in Patient and Trauma Characteristics
*Suzanne F. van Wijck1,2, *Napaporn Kongkaewpaisan1, *Ahmed I. Eid1, *Kelsey R. Han1, *Zhenyi Jia1, *Karien Meier1, *Nikolaos Kokoroskos1, *Manasnun Kongwibulwut1, *Jae Moo Lee1, *Ask T. Nordestgaard1, *Gabriel E. Rodriguez1, Haytham M. Kaafarani1, *David R. King1, George C. Velmahos1, *Gwendolyn M. Van der Wilden2, *Pieta Krijnen2, *Inger B. Schipper2
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 2Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands
P37.
An Assessment of Fine Surgical Knot Tying
*Robert Cortez
Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
P38.
Predictors of Delay to Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury: an Analysis of the Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP)
*Matthew M. Fleming1, *Yuehong Liu2, *Yawei Zhang2,3, Kevin Y. Pei1
1Yale School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, New Haven, CT; 2Section of Surgical Outcomes and Epidemiology, Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 3Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT
P39.
Predicting Workload and Stress on Academic Surgical Services
*Lane Curran1, *Brittany Misercola2, David Clark2, *Julianne Ontengco2, James Whiting2
1Albany Medical College, Albany, NY; 2Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
P40.
Role of Novel Immunotherapy in Recurrent Thick and Ultra-Thick Melanoma
*Joshua Cohen, *Andrew M. Blakely, *Danielle S. Comissiong, Michael P. Vezeridis, Thomas J. Miner
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
P41.
Bowel Function After Oncologic Resection for Colon Cancer: The Colon Does Not Matter
*Srinivas Joga Ivatury, *Lauren R. Wilson, *Matthew Z. Wilson
Dartmouth Hitchcock, Lebanon, NH
P42.
When Not Winning Means Losing: Underrepresentation of Women Surgeons in Recognition Awards at a Single Institution
*Heather G. Lyu, Douglas S. Smink, Pardon R. Kenney, *Nelya Melnitchouk, *Nancy L. Cho
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
P43.
Opioid Requirements After Bariatric Surgery
*Deanna Palenzuela1, *Karan Chhabra2, *Robert Matthews2, *Jason Pradarelli2, Ali Tavakkoli2
1Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 2Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
P45.
Post-operative Narcotic Use in the Elective General Surgery Population Developing Guidance for Prescribers
*Brett Baker, *John F. Kelly, *Max Hazeltine, *Olivia Karcis, *Sardis Harward, Richard Perugini
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
P46.
P47.
Moose - Motor Vehicle Collisions: A Continuing Hazard in Northern New England
David E. Clark1, *Gwendolyn Fulton2, *Julianne B. Ontengco1, *Tammy Lachance3, John E. Sutton, Jr.2
1Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME; 2Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; 3Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston, ME
P48.
Emergency General Surgery Operations in the Homeless: Marginal Access to Care and Poor Outcomes
*Michael P. DeWane, Adrian A. Maung, Kevin M. Schuster, Kimberly A. Davis, *Robert D. Becher
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
P49.
Ten-Year Trends in Post-Mastectomy Reconstruction: A Community-Based Experience
*Kamal Addagatla, *Rishi Mamtani, *Leif Nordberg
Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT
P50.
Effect of Limited English Proficiency on Outcomes Following Cancer Operations
*Timothy Feeney, *Michael Cassidy, David McAneny, Maureen Kavanah, *Teviah Sachs, Jennifer F. Tseng, *Frederick Thurston Drake
Boston Medical Center/Boston University, Boston, MA
P51.
Community Collaboration and Explainer Videos for Opioid Education
*Colleen Kerrigan
University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT
P52.
Wellbeing Program Demonstrates Early Improvement in General Surgery Residency
Ryan J. Hendrix, *Jorind Beqari, *Michael Winton, *Jennifer Davids, *Ulises Torres, Anne Larkin, Jennifer LaFemina
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
P53.
Characterizing Colonic Migrating Motor Complexes (CMMCs) Using a Novel Method in Ex Vivo Mouse Colon
*John R. Konen1,2, *Emily J. Joyce2, *Colleen B. Kerrigan1,2, *Gary M. Mawe2, *Grant W. Hennig2
1Department of Surgery, The University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT; 2Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
P54.
National Trends in the Management of Traumatic Pediatric Abdominal Vascular Injury
*Katharine R. Bittner, *Erica D. Kane, *Jane Garb, *Ashwini S. Poola, David B. Tashjian, *Briana Leung, Gregory T. Banever, Kevin P. Moriarty, Michael V. Tirabassi
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA

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