Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
2019 Posters

Program and Abstracts | Posters

± Designates Poster of Distinction
* Co-first authors
±P1.
Peri-procedural Outcomes for Patients on Chronic Anticoagulation Undergoing Fistulograms
Lucero Paredes1, Nkiruka Arinze1, Jeffrey Siracuse2, Lucero G. Paredes1, Nkiruka V. Arinze1, Denise Garofalo1, Scott R. Levin1, Rajendran Vilvendhan1, Alik Farber1, Douglas W. Jones1, Jeffrey J. Siracuse2
1Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA; 2Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
±P2.
Surgical Outcomes Among Patients Experiencing Homelessness: A Retrospective Observational Cohort Study
Florencia Pereira1, Maia Nofal1, Lucero Paredes1, Javier Galindo1, Megan Janeway2, Michael Poulson2, Sabrina Sanchez2, Tracey Dechert2
1Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; 2Department of Surgery, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
±P3.
Patients Undergoing Interventions for Claudication Experience Low Perioperative Morbidity but Are at Risk for Worsening Functional Status and Limb Loss
Scott Levin1, Alik Farber1, Thomas Cheng1, Nkiruka Arinze1, Douglas Jones1, Denis Rybin2, Jeffrey Siracuse1
1Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; 2Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA
±P4.
Indications for Prostate Artery Embolization: A Limited Cohort Study from a Single Tertiary Care Institution
Britney Atwater, Scott Greenberg, Mitchell Bamberger, Hesham Malik, Stephan Wicky van Doyer
UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA
±P5.
Does Preoperative Calcium and Calcitriol Decrease Rates of Post-Thyroidectomy Hypocalcemia? A Randomized Clinical Trial
Colleen Donahue, Haddon Pantel, Bharat Yarlagadda, David Brams
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, MA
±P6.
Blood Gene Expression Profiles Support Early Changes in Immunometabolism in Patients Following Sleeve Gastrectomy
Tammy Lo1, Keyvan Heshmati1, Ali Tavakkoli1, Damien C. Croteau-Chonka2, Eric G. Sheu1
1Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Channing Division of Network Medicine, Boston, MA
±P7.
The Protective Effects of Theranostic Magnetic Nanoparticles as Carriers for Sirna (Mn-Sirna) on Baboon Pancreatic Islet Cells after Transplant
Thomas Pomposelli, Peter Wang, Yuichi Ariyoshi, Kazuhiro Takeuchi, Hironosuke Watanabe, Anna Moore, Kazuhiko Yamada
St Elizabeth's Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Brighton, MA; Columbia University Medical Center, NY Michigan State University, MI
±P8.
Emergency Resuscitative Thoracotomy: Outcomes and Predictors of Futility in a Nationwide Trauma Database
Vahe S. Panossian, Charlie J. Nederpelt, Alexander Bonde, Majed El Hechi, David C. Chang, April E. Mendoza, Noelle N. Saillant, Jarone Lee, George Velmahos, Haytham M.A. Kaafarani
Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
±P9.
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia as a Potential Target for Transamniotic Stem Cell Therapy: Impact on Pulmonary Vascular Tone Homeostasis
Alexander V. Chalphin, Sarah A. Tracy; Stefanie P. Lazow, Ina Kycia, David Zurakowski, Dario O. Fauza
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
±P10.
Does Race Impact Survival for Patients with Anal Squamous Cell Carcinoma?
Vanessa M. Welten1*, Adam C. Fields1*, Pamela Lu1,2, Joel E. Goldberg1, Jennifer Irani1, Ronald Bleday1, Nelya Melnitchouk1,2
1Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 2Center for Surgery and Public Health, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
±P11.
Unselected CD117 (c-Kit) Expression in Amniotic and Placental Mesenchymal Stem Cells: Implications for Cell-Based Therapies
Stefanie P. Lazow*, Ina Kycia*, Sarah A. Tracy, David Zurakowski, Dario O. Fauza
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
±P12.
The Impact of Fresh Frozen Plasma to Packed Red Blood Cell Ratio on Mortality in Traumatic Hemorrhage: A Nationwide Analysis
Charlie Nederpelt, Majed El Hechi, Alexander Bonde, Napaporn Kongkaewpaisan, Nikolaos Kokoroskos, April Mendoza, Noelle Saillant, Martin Rosenthal, Peter Fagenholz, David King, David Chang, George Velmahos, Haytham Kaafarani
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
P13.
Investigating the Role of the VEGF Heparin-Binding Domain in Mediating Accelerated Compensatory Lung Growth After Left Pneumonectomy
Lumeng J. Yu, Duy T. Dao, Victoria Ko, Amy Pan, Bennet S. Cho, Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, Mark Puder
Dept. of Surgery, Vascular Biology Program, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
P14.
Contemporary Management of Penetrating Renal Trauma - A National Analysis
Majed W. El Hechi, Charlie Nederpelt, Napaporn Kongkaewpaisan, Alexander Bonde, Nikolaos Kokoroskos, Kerry Breen, Ahmed Nasser, Noelle N. Saillant, Haytham M.A. Kaafarani, George C. Velmahos, April E. Mendoza
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
P15.
The Effect of Body Mass Index on Outcomes after Carotid Endarterectomy
Nkiruka Arinze, Alik Farber, Scott Levin, Thomas Cheng, Douglas W. Jones, Denis Rybin, Jeffrey J. Siracuse
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
P16.
Risk Factors for Severe Macromastia in Adolescents
Gabrielle G. Massey, Laura C. Nuzzi, Catherine McNamara, Joseph M. Firriolo, John G. Meara, Brian I. Labow
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
P17.
Free Fibula Flaps for Mandibular Reconstruction in Children with Congenital Anomalies: A Systematic Review
Laura C. Nuzzi1, Joseph M. Firriolo1, Rushil R. Dang2, Catherine T. McNamara1, Steven J. Caldroney2 John G. Meara1, Brian I. Labow1
1Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 2Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
P18.
Surgical Correction of Adolescent Gynecomastia: Complications and Their Impact on Health-Related Quality of Life
Catherine T. McNamara, Laura C. Nuzzi, Joseph M. Firriolo, Landis R. Walsh, Gabrielle G. Massey, John G. Meara, Brian I. Labow
Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
P19.
Optimizing Follow-up of Incidental Findings: A Structured Survey of Primary Care Providers
Stephanie D. Talutis1, Ellen Childs2, Philip E. Knapp1, Avneesh Gupta1, Cleopatra Ferrao1, David McAneny1, F. Thurston Drake1
1Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; 2Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA
P20.
Laser Epilation for Pilonidal Disease May Be Safely Provided by Nonphysicians
Owen Henry, Katherine Fry, Hajar Delshad, Susan Zotto, David P. Mooney
Department of Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
P21.
Overtransfusion Comes at a Significant Cost: The Dose-Dependent Relationship Between Blood Transfusions and Infections After Trauma
Charlie Nederpelt, Majed El Hechi, Alexander Bonde, Napaporn Kongkaewpaisan, Nikolaos Kokoroskos, April Mendoza, Noelle Saillant, Martin Rosenthal, Peter Fagenholz, David King, David Chang, George Velmahos, Haytham Kaafarani
Massachusetts General Hospital
P22.
In Her Chair: Influences Upon The Professional Success Of Female Surgical Department Chairs
Alexandra B. Columbus MPH1, Pamela Lu1, Susanna S. Hill2, Adam C. Fields1, Jennifer S. Davids2, Nelya Melnitchouk1
1Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; 2University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA, USA
P23.
Laparoscopic Interval Debulking Surgery for Advanced Ovarian Cancer after Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
Kirsten Jorgensen1, Leslie Bradford2, Victoria Wang1, Hong Chang1, John Schorge1
1Tufts Medical Center; 2Maine Medical Center
P24.
Using the BODY-Q Eating Module to Assess Eating Related Problems after Sleeve Gastrectomies and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypasses
Danny Mou1, Claire de Vries1, Showly Nicholson2, Paul Sheils1, Anamika Veeramani2, Dennis Makarawung3,4, Michael M. Lorenzen5, Lotte Poulsen5, Ronald S. Liem6, Simon W. Nienhuijs7, Maarten M. Hoogbergen7, Anne Klassen8, Andrea L. Pusic1, M.J. Wiezer3, R.N. van Veen9
1Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 3Department of Plastic Surgery, Sint Antonius Ziekenhuis, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands; 4Dutch Obesity Clinic, Huis ter Heide, The Netherlands; 5Department of Plastic Surgery, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark; 6Department of Surgery, Groene Hart Hospital, Gouda, Netherlands; 7Department of Surgery, Catharina Ziekenhuis, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; 8Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada; 9Department of Surgery, OLVG West, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
P25.
Disparities in Rehab Placement for Victims of Violence
Ella Cornell1, Megan Janeway2, Nina Jreige1, Victoria Liang1, Stephanie Talutis2, Lisa Allee2, Sabrina Sanchez2, Timothy Munzert2, Tracey Dechert2
1Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; 2Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
P26.
Is the "July Effect" Real?: An Appraisal of Teaching Surgical Services at an Academic Medical Center
Shakti Nochur, Dmitry Nepomnayshy
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, MA
P27.
Perioperative and Long-Term Outcomes After Percutaneous Thrombectomy of Arteriovenous Dialysis Access Grafts
Nkiruka Arinze1, Tyler Ryan1, Rohit Pillai1, Rajendran Vilvendhan2, Alik Farber1, Douglas W. Jones1, Denis Rybin3, Scott R. Levin1, Thomas W. Cheng1, Jeffrey J. Siracuse1
1Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA; 2
P28.
Gender Differences in Burnout and Barriers to Surgical Career Satisfaction: A Qualitative Exploration
Pamela Lu1, 2*, Alexandra B. Columbus1* , Adam C. Fields1, Nelya Melnitchouk1, 2, Nancy L. Cho1
1Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 2Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA
P29.
Differential Utilization of Palliative Care Consultation between Medical and Surgical Services
Minh-Thuy Nguyen1, Timothy Feeney1,2, Chanmin Kim3, F. Thurston Drake1,2, Suzanne E. Mitchell1,2, Magdalena Bednarczyk4, Sabrina E. Sanchez1,2
1Boston University School of Medicine; 2Boston Medical Center; 3Boston University School of Public Health; 4Rush University Medical Center
P30.
Racial Disparities In The Impact Of Body Mass Index On Perioperative Outcomes Of Complex Cancer Surgery
Susanna W.L. de Geus1, Kurt Schultz1, Sing Chau Ng1, David McAneny1, Teviah E. Sachs1, Jennifer F. Tseng1
1Department of Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
P32.
Estrogen-containing Hormonal Contraceptives May Prevent Additional Breast Hypertrophy in Adolescents with Macromastia
Laura C. Nuzzi, Gabrielle G. Massey, Tannishtha Pramanick, Catherine McNamara, Joseph M. Firriolo, John G. Meara, Brian I. Labow
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
P33.
Twitter Use Among Departments of Surgery with General Surgery Residency Programs
Fiona J. Dore, Susanna S. Hill, Steven T. Em, Robert J. McLoughlin, Allison S. Crawford, Paul R. Sturrock, Justin A. Maykel, Karim Alavi, Jennifer S. Davids
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA
P34.
Participant Evaluation of a Novel, Multi-Institution Coach Training Workshop for Practicing Surgeons
Jason C. Pradarelli1,2, Steven Yule1,2,6, Nikhil Panda1,3, Molly Craig2, Kurt W. Lowery3, Janaka Lagoo4, Jim Knight5, Douglas S. Smink1,2
1Ariadne La, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA; 2Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; 3Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 4Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Duke University Health System, Durham, NC; 5Kansas Coaching Project, Center for Research on Learning, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; 6STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
P35.
Variation in Management of Pediatric Post-traumatic Urine Leaks
Bethany J. Farr, Lindsey B. Armstrong, Samuel C. Barnett, David P. Mooney
MPH Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
P36.
Readmission With New Comorbid Drug Use In Individuals With And Without Mental Illness After Surviving Firearm Injury
Miriam Neufeld1, Elaine Lee1, Mrithyunjay Vyliparambil2, Yi Zuo3, Xiang Zhang1, Megan Janeway1, Michael Poulson1, Jeffrey Siracuse1, David Henderson1, Peter Burke1, Feng Li4, Courtney Takahashi1, Sabrina Sanchez1, Lisa Allee1, Tracey Dechert1, Bindu Kalesan5.
1Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; 2University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA; 3Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; 4Central University of Economics and Finance, Beijing, China; 5Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health, Boston, MA
P37.
The Effects Of Prenatal Opioid Exposure On Cleft Care
Olivia C. Langa, Ingrid M. Ganske
Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
P38.
Gender Variation in General Surgery Resident Applicant Letters of Recommendation
Emily Palmquist, Lilian Chen
Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
P39.
Establishing Normative Values for Adolescent Quality of Life Studies in Plastic Surgery
Laura C. Nuzzi, Joseph M. Firriolo, Catherine T. McNamara, John G. Meara, Brian I. Labow
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
P40.
Patient-Reported Data in Clinical Practice: How Do Physicians Use it?
Danny Mou1,2, Daniel Horn1, Marcela Del Carmen1, Timothy Ferris1, Rachel Sisodia1, Marilyn Heng1
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
P41.
Referral Patterns Of Pediatric Closed Hand Fractures: A Case Of Inefficiency
Landis R. Walsh, Laura C. Nuzzi, Amir H. Taghinia, John G. Meara, Brian I. Labow
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
P42.
Statistical Fragility in Shoulder Research: Can P Values Be Trusted?
Robert L. Parisien1, David P. Trofa2, Alexander Ment1, Patrick K. Cronin3, Emily J. Curry4, Josef K. Eichinger5, William N. Levine2, Paul Tornetta III1, Xinning Li1
1Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA; 2Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY; 3Harvard-Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, Boston, MA; 4Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA; 5Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
P43.
When to Perform Reduction Mammaplasty in the Adolescent Patient
Laura C. Nuzzi, Tannishtha Pramanick, Joseph M. Firriolo, Catherine McNamara, John G. Meara, Brian I. Labow
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
P44.
Limited English Proficiency is Not Associated With Worse Outcomes After Riatric Surgery
Timothy Feeney1,2, Stephanie Vaughn2, Jacob Nudel1,2, Donald Hess1,2, Brian Carmine1,2, Cullen Carter1,2, Luise Pernar1,2, F. Thurston Drake1,2
1Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA; 2Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
P45.
Boot Camp in a Box: Initial Experience with Pre-Training Skills Preparation for New Interns
Sheina Theodore, Heather M. Grant, John J. Budrow, Gladys L. Fernandez, David Tashjian, Neal E. Seymour
University of Massachusetts Medical School Baystate, Springfield, Massachusetts
P46.
An Autotransplantation of a Sacral Ectopic Phallus
Joseph M. Firriolo, Laura C. Nuzzi, Catherine T. McNamara, Amir H. Taghinia, John G. Meara, Brian I. Labow
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
P47.
Statistical Fragility And The Role Of P Values In The Hip Arthroscopy Literature
Robert L. Parisien1, David P. Trofa2, Michaela O’Connor2, Brock Knapp1, Emily J. Curry3, T. Sean Lynch2, Paul Tornetta III1, Xinning Li1
1Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA; 2Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY; 3Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA
P48.
What Are The Indications for Closed Incision Negative Pressure Therapy and Do We Adhere to Them in Practice?
Sina Foroutanjazi1,2, Michael Jonczyk1,3, Lilian Chen1, Abhishek Chatterjee1
1Department of Surgery, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA; 2 Tufts University School of Medicine; 3Department of Clinical and Translational Science, Tufts University Sackler Graduate School, Boston, MA
P49.
Barriers to Evidence Based Colorectal Cancer Care in Ukraine
Pamela Lu1, Galyna Shat2, Volodymyr I. Pylypchuk2, Volodymyr Galyuk2, Solomiia Semeniv3, Adam C. Fields1, Joel E. Goldberg1, Jennifer L. Irani1, Ronald Bleday1, Nelya Melnitchouk1
1Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Surgery, Boston, MA; 2Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Hospital, Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine; 3National Children Specialized Hospital “Ohmatdyt”, Kyiv, Ukraine
P50.
Artificial Intelligence in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: A Systematic Review
Joseph M. Firriolo, Laura C. Nuzzi, Catherine T. McNamara, John G. Meara, Brian I. Labow
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
P51.
Do Comorbidities Affect Postoperative Complications in Thoracic Surgery Patients Undergoing Lobectomy?
Jeffrey N. Tarascio, Luis E. De Leon, Aaron Dezube, Michael T. Jaklitsch, Carlos Bravo-Iniguez
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
P52.
Rescue Mission Roatan: Assessment of Health Literacy Using the SAHL Questionnaire
Ryan J. Hendrix1, Alyssa Stetson1, Erek Arsiniega2, Rose L. Schack2, John F. Kelly1, Chandra .S. Joshi2, Peter J. Foley2, Demetrius E. Litwin1, Ulises Torres1
1University of Massachusetts Medical School, Surgery, Worcester, MA; 2University of Massachusetts Medical School, Anesthesiology, Worcester, MA
P53.
A Diagnostic Algorithm for Male Adolescent Breast Hypertrophy: A Systematic Review
Joseph M. Firriolo, Laura C. Nuzzi, Catherine T. McNamara, John G. Meara, Brian I. Labow
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
P54.
The Mother Infant Lactation Questionnaire (MILQ): Assessing Breastfeeding Performance
Laura C. Nuzzi, Joseph M. Firriolo, Catherine T. McNamara, John G. Meara, Brian I. Labow
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
± Designates Poster of Distinction
* Co-first authors