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2009 Program and Abstracts

MCACS 56th Annual Meeting, Joint Meeting with the Massachusetts Society of Otolaringology, December 5, 2009, Westin Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts

7:00 a.m. Registration - Essex Foyer North

Exhibits Open – Continental Breakfast
7:00 – 9:30 a.m. Poster Setup
7:00 - 7:50 a.m. Young Surgeons/Residents Breakfast - St. George C & D
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Commission on Cancer Breakfast (By Invitation Only) - St. George B
8:00 - 8:05 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Desmond H. Birkett, MD, President, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA
  * All Scientific Sessions and Talks will take place in the
Essex North Ballroom
8:05 – 9:05 a.m. Resident Research Paper Competition
  
1. Combination Stem Cell Therapy and Ventricular Restraint Therapy Preserves Cardiac Function in Rodent Model of Acute Myocardial Ischemia
Suyog A. Mokashi, MD, Jian Guan, MD, Dahai Wang, MD, PhD, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili, MD, Mark Brigham; Stu Lipsitz, PhD, Lawrence S. Lee, MD, Jan D. Schmitto, MD, PhD, Marisa Cevasco, MD, MPH, R. Morton Bolman, III, MD, Ali Khademhosseini, PhD, Ronglih Liao, PhD, Frederick Y. Chen, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
2.  Lung Regeneration Based on Perfusion Decellularized Matrix Scaffolds
Harald C. Ott, MD, David Hoganson, MD, Ben Kipplinger, MD, Claudius Conrad, MD, Doris Taylor, MD, Joseph P. Vacanti, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
3. Broad-Spectrum Matrix Metalloproteinase Inhibition Reverses Hepatic Steatosis and Insulin Resistance in Murine Models of Diet-Induced Obesity and Leptin Deficiency
Vincent E. de Meijer, MD, MSc, Hau D. Le, MD, Jonathan A. Meisel, MD, Vania Nose, MD, PhD, Mark Puder, MD, PhD
Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
4.  Prenatal Tracheal Repair with Cartilage Engineered from Amniotic Mesenchymal Stem Cells in an Allogeneic Ovine Model
Christopher G. Turner, MD, Shaun M. Kunisaki, MD, Justin D. Klein, MD, Deborah Freedman, MD, Dario O. Fauza, MD
Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
5. Loss of STAT3 Inhibits Acinar-to-Ductal Metaplasia and formation of Pancreatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia Induced by Oncogenic KRAS
Claudius Conrad MD, PhD, Andrew Warshaw, MD, Nabeel Bardeesy, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
9:05 – 9:15 a.m. Guest Speaker - Town Meeting on Health care Advocacy Effort of the PAC
Andrew Warshaw, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
9:15 - 9:50 a.m.  Scientific Talk I - Stem Cells In Surgery
M. William Lensch, MD, Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
9:50 - 10:10 a.m. Coffee Break in Exhibit Area
10:10 - 11:00 a.m. Guest Speaker-Lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan
Assistant Surgeon General Jonathan Woodson, MD, FACS, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
11:00 - 11:35 a.m. Scientific Talk II- Face Transplantation
Bohdan Pomahac, MD, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
11:35 - 11:55 a.m. Coffee Break in Exhibit Area
11:55 - 12:55 p.m. PANEL- Health Care Reform
Moderator: Michael Zinner, MD, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Speakers:
Atul Gawande, MD, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Katherine Baicker, PhD, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
12:55 - 1:15 p.m. MCACS Annual Business Meeting - Members Only
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Luncheon - St. George BCD

Introduction of Chapter Regions and Governors

"History of Shock Talk"
Guest Speaker:
Fred Millham, MD, Newton-Wellsely Hospital, Newton, MA

Resident Research Paper Award Competition Announcements & Announcement of Poster of Distinction Awards
2:15 p.m. Meeting Adjourns
POSTERS: 
P1. Chest Wall Repair With Engineered Fetal Bone Grafts:An Efficacy Analysis In An Autologous Leporine Model
Justin D. Klein, MD, Christopher G.B. Turner, MD, Azra Ahmed, MD, Shaun A. Steigman, David Zurakowski, Dario O. Fauza, MD
Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
P2. Endocrine Pancreas based on Decellularized Pancreatic Matrix with Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Islet Cells Coculture
Claudius Conrad, MD, PhD, Christian Schuetz, MD, Ben Clippinger, MD, Joseph P. Vacanti, MD, James F. Markmann, MD, Harold C. Ott, MD.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
P3. Modifiable Surgeon-Related Variability Affects Outcome of Small Bowel Obstruction
Amy Fitzpatrick, MD, Frederick H. Millham, MD, MBA
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
P4. Use of Optical Coherence Tomography to Guide the Selection of RA Conduits for CABG
Pranjal H. Desai, MD, Stanislay Henkin, MD, Alex Brown, MD, Tara Melillo, MD, Pluen Ziu, MD, Robert Ziu, MD
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
P5. Laparoscopic Surgery Decreases Anastomotic Leak Rate in Sigmoid Colectomy for Diverticulits
Liliana Bordeianou, MD, Melissa Levack, MD, Patricia Sylla, David Rattner, MD, David Berger, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
P6. Auditory Stress Versus Mental Loading: The Effects On Laparoscopic Motor Skill Performance
Claudius Conrad MD, PhD, Yusuf Konuk, MD, Andrew Warshaw, MD, David Jones, MD, David Rattner, MD, Denise Gee, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
P7. Functional Outcomes Following Surgery for Diverticulitis May be worse than Previously Appreciated
Melissa Levack, MD, Lieba Savitt, MD, David Berger, MD, Paul Shellito, MD, Richard Hodin, MD, David, Rattner, MD, Stanley Godlberg, MD, Liana Bordeianou, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
P8. Does Endoscopic Ultrasound Aid Decision-making in Pancreatic Cancer?
Eli Poorvu, BA, MS, Giles F. Whalen, MD, Mary E. Sullivan, MS, Sing Chau Ng, MS, Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, MPH, Theordore P. McDade, MD
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
P9. Potential Role of Bilio-Pancreatic Limb on Clinical Outcomes Following RYGB Bariatric Surgery
Kamran Abolmaali, MD, MRCS, Adam T. Stearns, BMBCH, MRCS, Anita Balakrishnan, BMBS, MRCS, David B. Rhoads, PhD, Stanley W. Ashley, MD, Ali Tavakkolizadeh, MBBS, FRCS
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
P10. Broad-spectrum Matrix Metalloproteinase Inhibition Curbs Inflammation but Aggravates Experimental Liver Fibrosis in Mice
Vincent E. de Meijer, MD, MSc, Deanna Y. Sverdiov, BS, Yury Popov, MD, PhD, Hua D. Le, MD, Detief Schuppan, MD, PhD, Mark Puder, MD, PhD
Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
P11. Ventricular Restraint Therapy for Heart Failure: Is the Right Ventricle Different from the Left Ventricle?
Lawrence S. Lee, MD, Suyog A. Mokashi, MD, Jan D. Schmitto, MD, PhD, Otavio Coelho-Filho, R., MD, Morton Bolman III, MD, Frederick Y. Chen, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
P12. Is Prophylactic Vena Caval Filter Placement Beneficial in Acute Spinal Cord Injury?
Peter H.U. Lee, MD, Haisar Dao, MD, Ronald Gross, MD, Lisa Patterson, MD, Patrick C. Lee, MD
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, MA
P13. Tumor Size and Depth Predict Rate of Lymph Node Metastasis and Utilization of Lymph Node Sampling in Surgically Managed Gastric Carcinoids
Riad H. Al Natour1, MD, Mandeep S. Saund1, MD, Qin Huang1, MD, Valia Boosalis2, MD, Jason S. Gold1, MD
1VA Boston Healthcare Systems, 2Brigham and Women’s Hospital, West Roxbury, MA
P14. Incidence of Small Bowel Obstruction after Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
Connie J. Rossini, MD, David Tashilian, MD, Kevin Moriarty, MD
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
P15. Chest Radiography After Tracheostomy: Is There A Benefit?
William Tobler, MD, Juan Melia, MD, Joanna Ng, MD, Anand Selyam, MD, Peter Burke, MD, FACS, Suresh Agarwal, MD, FACS
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
P16. Death from Breast Cancer Occurs Predominantly in Women Not Participating in Mammographic Screening
Matthew Loren Webb, Blake Cady, MD, James S Michaelson, MD, PhD, Raymond A Jean, Dan Kopans, MD, Barbara L. Smith, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
P17. Adherence to VAP Bundle Decreases Incidence of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Dorothy Bird, MD, Amanda Zambuto, MD, Charles O’Donnell, MS, Julie Silva, MD, Cathy Kom, MPH, Robert Burke, MD, Peter Burke, MD, Suresh Agarwal, MD
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
P18. N-acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) Reduces Intraabdominal Adhesion Formation Through the Upregulation of Peritoneal Fibrinolytic Activity and Antioxidant Defenses
Daniel I-Hsin Chu, MD, Rizal Liam, MD, Stanley Heydrick, PhD, Melanie L. Grainsbury, MD, Karen L. Reed, PhD, Arthur Stucchi, PhD, James M. Becker, MD, FACS
Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
P19. Validity of the ICD-9-CM Based Patient Safety Indicators
Haytham MA Kaafarani, MD, MPH, Amy K. Rosen, PhD, Ann Borzecki, MD, MPH, Kamal M.F. Itani, MD
VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA
P20.  Teres Minor Hypertrophy Is Responsible For Maintaining Forward Elevation And Function In Patients With Massive Rotator Cuff Tears
Anuli N. Mkparu, MD, Lauren M. Fabian, MD, Thomas R. Gardner, BSE, Christopher S. Ahmad, MD, Louis U. Bigliani, MS, William N. Levine, MD
Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
P21. Predictors of Major Complication Following Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Surgeon, Hospital or Patient?
Melissa M. Murphy, MD, MPH, Shimul A. Shah, MD, Jessica P. Simmons, MD, Nicholas G. Csikesz, BS, Sing-Chau Ng, MS, Jennifer F. Tsend, MD, MPH
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
P22. Predicting Central Venous Catheter Insertion Length from Body Surface Area in children
Michael Paul, MD, David P. Mooney, MD, MPH, Sarah Tracy, BA, David Zurakowski, PhD, Jill Zalieckas, MD
Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
P23. Physical Examination Should Dictate the Necessity for Repeat Head Computed Tomography in Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury
Karl Pilson, MD, Shane Hawksworth, MD, Anand Selyam, MD, Peter Burke, MD, FACS, Suresh Agarwal, MD, FACS
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
P24. Does the Size and Type of Lap-Band Impact Long Term Outcomes?
A. Ardestani, MD, Abolmaali Kamran, MD, Ali Tavakkolizadeh, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
P25. Correlation Between Prenatal Urinary Matrix Metalloproteinase Activity and the Degree of Kidney Damage in a Large Animal Model of Congenital Obstructive Uropathy
Grace A. Nicksa, MD, Edward O’ Neill, MD, David Yu, MD, Adam S. Curatolo, MD, Brendan McNeish, MD, Carol E. Barnewolt, MD, Terry Buchmiller, MD, David Zurakowski, MD, Marsha A. Moses, MD, Seymour Rosen, MD, Dario O. Fauza, MD
Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
P26. Global Operating Room Distribution and Pulse Oximetry Supply: an Estimation of Essential Infrastructural Components for Surgical care
Luke Funk, MD, MPH, Thomas G. Weiser, MD, MPH, William R. Berry, MD, MPH, Stuart R. Lipsitz, ScD, Alan F. Merry, MD, ChB, FRANZCA, FRCA, Atul A. Gwande, MD, MPH
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
P27. Does Gender Predict Responses? Teamwork and Gender in the Operating Room
Juliana E. Meyer, MD, Peter Wu, MD, Kristin Stueber, MD, FACS
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield MA
P28. Durability of Response: The Achilles Heel of Salvage Combination Immunotherapy with Intravesical Bacillus Calmette Guerin and Interferon-Alpha 2B
Sandip M. Prasad, MD, Michaella M. Prasad, MD Stephen Eyre, MD, Kevin R. Loughlin, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
P29. The Impact of Free Intra-Peritoneal Fluid on Computed Tomography Following Blunt Trauma
William Tobler, MD, Peter Burke, MD, FACS, Suresh Agarwal, MD, FACS
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
P30. Expanding Routine Alcohol Screening to Include Drugs of Abuse
Abigail Rubin, DO, Sheldon Brotman, MD, Newell Young, MSW
Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA
P31. Key Regulators of Adhesiogenesis, Including Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) and Transforming Growth Factor-?1 (TGF-?1), Are Reduced by the Antioxidant N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) in a Rat Model of Intraabdominal Adhesions
Melanie L. Gainsbury, MD, Daniel I. Chu, MD, Laura D’Addese, MD, Karen L. Reed, PhD, Arthur F. Stucchi, PhD, James M. Beck, MD, FACS
Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
P32. Minimally-Invasive Resection of Foregut Duplication Cysts and Pericardial Cysts in Adults
Denis Gilmore MD, Michael S. Kent, MD, Malcolm M. Decamp, MD, Sidhu P. Gangadharan, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

 

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