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2010 Program and Abstracts

MCACS 57th Annual Meeting, Joint Meeting with the Massachusetts Society of Otolaringology, December 4, 2010, Westin Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts

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7:00 am. Registration - Essex Foyer North

Exhibits Open - Continental Breakfast – Essex Foyer North
7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Poster Setup - Staffordshire
7:00 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. Legislative Advocacy Meeting - St. George B
7:00 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. Residents and Fellows Breakfast - St. George C & D
How to get the Fellowship you Want: A Directors Perspective
Scott A. Shikora, MD, FACS, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
Anne C. Larkin, MD, FACS, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA
Thomas E. Read, MD, FACS, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA
Raphael Bueno, MD, FACS, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
8:00 a.m. – 8:05 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Desmond H. Birkett, MD, FACS, President, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA

* All Scientific Sessions and Talks will take place in the Essex North Ballroom
8:05 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.  Resident Research Paper Competition
(8 Minute Presentation/ 3 Minute Discussion)
Moderators:
Ali Tavakkolizadeh, MD, FACS, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Shimul A. Shah, MD, FACS, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
Edward E. Whang, MD, FACS, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
1. Improving Outcomes at National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Utilizing Centers, 2005-2008
Deepak K. Ozhathil, MD YouFu Li, MD, Margaret M. Hudlin, MD, Jillian K. Smith, MD, Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, Shimul A. Shah, MD
Department of Surgery University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
2. PLX4720 Reverses Cachexia And Induces Regression Of Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
Matthew A. Nehs, MD, Sushruta Nagarkatti, MD, Carmelo Nucera, MD, Peter M. Sadow, MD, Richard A. Hodin, MD, Sareh Parangi, MD
Thyroid Cancer Research Laboratory, Division of Endocrine Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
3. Compliance with the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) Results in Improved Cardiac Surgery Out
Paresh Mane MD, Afshin Ehsan MD
Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
4. Preclinical Validation of a Diaphragmatic Tendon Engineered with Amniotic Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Christopher G. Turner1, MD, Justin D. Klein1, MD, Shaun Steigman1, MD, Myriam Armant2, MD, Grace Nicksa1, MD, David Zurakowski1, MD, Jerome Ritz2, MD, Dario O Fauza1, MD
1Childrens Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 2Center for Human Cell Therapy, CBR Institute for Biomedical Research, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
5. Performance Ramifications of Single Port Laparoscopic Surgery: Measuring Differences in Task Performance Using Simulation
Nathan E. Conway MD, John R. Romanelli MD, Ron W. Bush BS, Neal E. Seymour MD
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
9:05 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.  Scientific Talk I- Oncology Trials: Recruiting Surgeons Not Just Patients
Monica Bertagnolli, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
9:40 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Coffee Break in Exhibit Area
View posters - Staffordshire
10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.   PANEL 1- Medicare Reform
Moderator: Desmond H. Birkett, MD, FACS, President, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA

Understanding Medicare Payment Reforms in 2010
Nancy Kane, Professor of Management, Associate Dean for Educational Programs, Harvard School of Public Health

American College of Surgeons Perspective on Medicare Reform
A. Brent Eastman, MD, FACS, Scripps Health, San Diego, CA

Latest American College of Surgeons Initiatives for Health Policy
Andrew Warshaw, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Ellenberger Award Presentation
Conferred to Peter T. Masiakos, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
10:55 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Scientific Talk II- “What Biology Teaches Us About Prosthetic and Orthotic Design”
Hugh Herr, PhD, Associate Professor, Media Arts and Sciences, Associate Professor, MIT-Harvard Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Director of the Biomechatronics Group, MIT Media Laboratory Cambridge, MA
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Coffee Break in Exhibit Area
View posters - Staffordshire
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. PANEL 2- Present and Future of General Surgery
Moderator: Kamal M. F. Itani, MD, FACS, VA Medical Center, West Roxbury, MA

What Does it Mean to Be a General Surgeon
Richard B. Wait, MD, FACS, PhD, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA

Shortage of General Surgeons: The State's Hospitals View
Karen S. Nelson, MPA, RN, Massachusetts Hospital Association, Burlington, MA

The American Board of Surgery Perspective
Stanley W. Ashley, MD, FACS, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
12:45 p.m. – 1:05 p.m. MCACS Annual Business Meeting
1:05 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Luncheon - St. George BCD
Introduction of Chapter Regents and Governors

1942: A Historic Year For Boston Surgery
Guest Speaker: Francis D. Moore, Jr., MD
Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Resident Research Paper Award Competition Announcements & Announcement of Poster of Distinction Awards
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Commission on Cancer Session - Essex North Ballroom
2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. American Cancer Society Role in Helping Cancer Liaison Physicians and Their Cancer Programs
Janet McGrail, Vice President for Health Initiatives, American Cancer Society
2:20 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. Update on Comprehensive Cancer Control Plans for Massachusetts
Gail Merriam, Program Director Massachusetts Department of Public Health
2:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Update on Legislative Initiatives Regarding Cancer Care in Massachusetts and Nationally
Marc Hymovitz, State Government Relations & Advocacy Director, Legislative Liaison American Cancer Society
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. How the Web and Informatics Can Improve Your Cancer Program
Peter Hopewood, MD, FACS, Cape Cod Surgeons, Falmouth, MA
3:30 p.m. Meeting Adjourn
 
POSTERS
P1. Ethyl Pyruvate Prevents Delayed Paralysis In a Murine Model of Spinal Cord Ischemic Injury
Bao-Ngoc H Nguyen, MD, Hassan Albadawi, MD, Robert S. Crawford, MD, Hyung-Jin Yoo, MD, Mark Conrad, MD, Richard P. Cambria, MD, Michael T. Watkins, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA
P2. Transmural Atrial Fibrosis After Epicardial Andendocardial Argon-Powered Cryomaze Ablation
Robert P Gallegos, MD1, Andrew L Rivard, MD2, Taufiek Konrad Rajab, MD1, John Connell, MD1, Matthew Lahti, MD2, Nicole Kirchhof, MD2, Richard W. Bianco, MD2
1Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA 2University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
P3. Conversions in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Is the Quicker Surgery Worth the Price?
Balazs Lengyel, MD, Maria Theresa Panizales, MD, Jill Steinberg, MD, Stanley Ashley, MD, Ali Tavakkolizadeh, MD
Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
P4. Tumor Size and Depth Predict Rate of Lymph Node Metastasis in Colon Carcinoids and Can Be Used to Select Patients for Endoscopic Resection?????
Riad H. Al Natour MD,1 Mandeep S. Saund MD,1 Ashish M. Sharma MD,2 Qin Huang MD,1 Valia A. Boosalis MD,2 Jason S. Gold MD1
1Brigham and Women's Hospital and VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA 2Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
P5. Hand Hygiene Compliance and Multi-Drug Resistant Organism Infection in the Surgical Intensive Care U
Dorothy W. Bird, MD, Carol Sulis, MD, Peter A. Burke, MD, Suresh Agarwal, MD
Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
P6. Hypoglycemia is Associated with Poor Outcomes In Critically Ill Surgical Patients
Holly K. Sheldon, MD, Joanna Ng, MD, Gustavo Bauza, MD, Juan Mella, MD, Peter Burke, MD, Suresh Agarwal, MD
Boston Univeristy School of Medicine, Boston, MA
P7. Effect of Sunitinib Therapy on Adhesion Formation and Functional Outcome in a Leporine Model
Erica M. Fallon, MD, Hau D. Le, MD, Vincent E. de Meijer, MD, MSc, Mark Puder, MD, PhD
Department of Surgery and The Vascular Biology Program, Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
P8. Amniotic Cells Augment Fetal Wound Healing
Justin D. Klein, MD1, Christopher G. Turner, MD1, Fabienne L. Gray, MD1, Grace A. Nicksa, MD1, Azra Ahmed, MD1, Taro Koyama, MD2, David Zurakowski, MD1, Elof Eriksson, MD2, Dario O. Fauza, MD1
1Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 2 Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
P9. Restraint To The LV Alone Is More Effective Than Standard Ventricular Restraint
Suyog A. Mokashi MD, Lawrence S. Lee MD, Jan D. Schmitto MD, PhD,Rita G. Laurence BS, Ravi Ghanta MD, Siobhan McGurk BS, Lawrence H. Cohn MD, R. Morton Bolman III MD, Frederick Y. Chen MD, PhD
Division of Cardiac Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
P10. Positive Predictive Value of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator Postoperative Sepsis
Marisa Cevasco, MD, MPH1,2 Ann M. Borzecki, MD, MPH3,5 Qi Chen, MPH5 Patricia A. Zrelak, PhD, CNRN, CNAA-BC6 Marlena Shin, JD, MPH.6 Patrick Romano, MD, MPH6 Kamal M.F. Itani, MD7 Amy K. Rosen, PhD4
1VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 2Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA 3 Bedford VAMC, Bedford, MA 5 Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 6VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 7University of California, Davis, CA 8Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
P11. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Increased Risk of Postoperative DVT/PE: An Analysis Using the NSQIP
Andrea Merrill BA1, Frederick H. Millham MD, MBA2
1 Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA 2 Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA, USA
P12. Exploiting Hypotonicity in the Treatment Of Peritoneal Carcinomatosis
Matthew J. Furman, MD, Barur R. Rajeshkumar, PhD, Gamze Ayata, MD, Donald H. Lambert, PhD, MD, Giles F. Whalen, MD, Laura A. Lambert, MD
University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA
P13. Preoperative Biliary Drainage for the Jaundiced Pancreatic Cancer Patient: A Decision Analysis
Stephen J. Skinner, MS, Jillian K. Smith, MD, Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, Theodore P. McDade, MD
Surgical Outcomes Analysis & Research (SOAR), University Of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
P14. Nine Out Of Ten Patients With T1 Rectal Cancer Do Not Need Radical Surgery. But Who Is The One That
Harry M. Salinas, MD1, Abdulmetin Dursun, MD1, C. L. Klos, MD2, Paul Shellito, MD1, Patricia Sylla, MD1, David Berger, MD1, Liliana Bordeianou, MD1
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 2Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
P15. Independent Predictors of Vertebral Artery Injury Secondary to Cervical Spine Trauma
Darren R. Lebl, MD1, George Velmahos, MD2, Umesh Metkar, MD3, Kirkham B, Wood, MD2, Christopher M. Bono, MD1, Mitchel B. Harris, MD1
1Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 2Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 3Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
P16. Anti-inflammatory Effects of Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase on Intestinal Luminal Fluids
Angela K. Moss, MD, Madhu S. Malo, MD, PhD, Halim Yammine, MD, Sayeda Nasrin Alam, MD, Sundaram Ramasamy, PharmD, PhD, H. Shaw Warren, MD, Elizabeth Hohmann, MD, Richard Hodin, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
P17. Post-Bariatric Surgery Ethnic Differences In Alt Serum Levels: A Marker Of Visceral Adiposity
Dimitrios Xourafas, MD, Ali Ardestani, MD, Stanley W. Ashley, MD, Ali Tavakkolizadeh, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
P18. Application of Artificial Neural Networks and Decision Trees to Predict Weight Loss Following Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
Ali Ardestani, MD, David B. Lautz, MD, Ali Tavakkolizadeh, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
P19. Incidence and Outcomes of Pseudomembranous Colitis. Analysis of the NIS 2005-2007
Haisar Dao, MD1, Nathan Narasimhan, MD1, Reza Kermani, MD1, Peter Lee, MD1, Akshay Raizada, MD2, Kevin O’Donnell, MD, FACS1, Alan Hackford, M.D, FACS1
1St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 2Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
P20. Integral Components of Patient Safety Climate Among Orthopaedic Surgery Residents
John Kadzielski, MD, Frank McCormick, MD, David Zurakowski PhD, James H. Herndon, MD, MBA
Partners Health System, Boston, MA
P21. Predictors of the Need for Surgical Intervention in Cervical Tracheomalacia
David D. Odell, MD1, Adnan Majid, MD1, Armin Ernst, MD1, Gaetane Michaud, MD1, Malcolm M. Decamp, MD2, Sidhu P.Gangadharan, MD1
1Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 2Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
P22. Preoperative Infliximab and Short-Term Complications After Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis
Melanie L. Gainsbury MD, Daniel I. Chu MD, Lauren A. Howard MPH, Jennifer A. Coukos BS, Francis A. Farraye MD MSc, Arthur F. Stucchi PhD, James M. Becker MD FACS
Department of Surgery and Section of Gastroenterology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
P23. Disruption of Circadian Feeding Patterns in Obese ZDF Rats
Hina Y Bhutta, MD1, David B Rhoads, MD2, Stanley W Ashley, MD1, Ali Tavakkolizadeh, MD1
1Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA 2Massachusetts General, Boston, MA
P24. A Preliminary Experience with Minimally Invasive Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy
Luis F. Tapias-Vargas, MD, Christopher R. Morse, MD
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
P25. DMSO Downregulates KC and MIP-2 Chemokine Production During Murine Acute Lung Inflammation
Kendra Iskander, MD, MPH, Elizabeth Schuller, MA, Jiyoun Kim, PhD, James Becker MD, Daniel Remick, MD
Department of Surgery/Pathology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
P26. Initial Experience with the AdVance Male Urethral Sling
Stephen J. Eyre, MD
Urology Practice Associates, Needham, MA
P27. Perfusion-Decellularization of Human Hearts: Bringing the Native Cardiac Matrix to Clinical Scale
Jeremy J. Song, BS, Joseph P. Vacanti, MD Joren C. Madsen, MD Harald C. Ott,MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
P28. Necroptosis: A Novel Mechanism that Regulates Chemotherapy-Induced Cell Death
Chi-Iou Lin, MD1, Edward E. Whang, MD1, Alexei Degterev, MD2, Nancy L. Cho, MD1, David B. Donner, MD3, Robert S. Warren, MD3, Francis D. Jr. Moore, MD1, Daniel T. Ruan MD1
1Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2Tufts University, Boston, MA, 3University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
P29. Cost-effectiveness of an External Ventricular Drain in Trauma Patients in Ethiopia
Jared D. Ament, MD13, Yohans Wodaje, MD2, Richard Moser, MD3, Peter M. Black, MD1
1Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Department of Neurosurgery, Boston, MA, 2Addis Ababa University Medical School, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 3University of Massachusetts, Department of Surgery, Worcester, MA
P30. A Fetal Model of the Tracheal Stenosis / Atresia Spectrum
Christopher G. Turner, MD, Justin D. Klein, MD, Azra Ahmed, MD, David Zurakowski, MD, Dario O. Fauza, MD
Childrens Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
P31. The Post-Exercise Common Femoral Artery Doppler Waveform Improves Detection of Aortoiliac Disease
Tony Nguyen, MD1, Alik Farber, MD1, Naomi Hamburg, MD2, Robert Eberhardt, MD2, Palma Shaw, MD1, Fernando Joglar, MD1, Jeffrey Kalish, MD1
1Boston Universiy Medical Center, Boston, MA 2Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

 

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