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Kudos (June 2019)

June 12, 2019
by Julie Parry

All publications listed are from May 2019.

Congratulations to Lynn Tanoue, MD, on being named chair of the Assembly on Thoracic Oncology.

Congratulations to the team at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VACT). In the latest national rankings, the VA New England region came out on top for veterans’ satisfaction with their PCPs. The VACT is ranked in the top three, the highest rated region in the country. Leadership at VACT have attributed part of this success to strong academic affiliations and how these affiliations attract excellent providers, and create positive learning environments enhanced by the presence of trainees.

Devika Kur won the first prize in the Research category with “Association of institutional TAVR volume and patient mortality,” and Kayle Shapero and Peter Kahn took second prize for "Gender Differences in EMS management of cardiac disease" at the 2019 Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Cardiology conference. Additionally, Shapero presented a case of high output cardiac failure with HHT: with clinical improvement after use of bevacizumab and won second prize in the Clinical Vignettes category for her presentation.

Additionally, Shapero and Kahn won an Education Research Award at Yale Medical Education Day for "Gender Differences in Cardiology and Advanced Cardiology Fellowships."

Matthew Burg, PhD, was named Distinguished Psychologist for Scientific Achievement 2019 from VA Connecticut Healthcare System in May.

Mark Perazella, MD, served as co-chair for the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Spring Clinical Meeting in Boston in May. Read his Q&A from the NKF website.

Rick Altice, MD, MA, et al published, “The management of methamphetamine use in sexual settings among men who have sex with men in Malaysia,” in the International Journal of Drug Policy.

Sandra Springer, MD; Marwan Mikheal Azar, MD, Breanne Biondi, MPH; and Altice et al authored, “Extended-Release Naltrexone Improves Viral Suppression Among Incarcerated Persons Living With HIV With Opioid Use Disorders Transitioning to the Community: Results of a Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Randomized Trial,” in Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

Azar et al published, “Use of routine complete blood count results to rule out anaplasmosis without the need for specific diagnostic testing,” in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Fellow Anika Anam, MD, is lead author on, “SAT-LB041 Insulin and IGF-2 Equally Regulate Placental Triglyceride Content,” in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Suveen Angraal; James Freeman, MD; Karthik Murugiahd, MBBS; Nihar Desai, MD, MPH; Yun Wang, and Harlan Krumholz, MD, et al authored, “Digoxin Use and Associated Adverse Events Among Older Adults,” in The American Journal of Medicine. Angraal; Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH; and Desai et al also published, “Association of access to exercise opportunities and cardiovascular mortality,” in the American Heart Journal.

Additionally, Krumholz et al published, “Association Between Medication Adherence and 1‐Year Major Cardiovascular Adverse Events After Acute Myocardial Infarction in China,” in the Journal of the American Heart Association, and “Hemopericardium and Cardiac Tamponade as a Complication of Vena Caval Filters: Systematic Review of the Published Literature and the MAUDE Database,” in Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis.

Nasir co-authored a commentary entitled, “Financial Toxicity of Acute Cardiovascular Disease in India: A Dive Beyond the Tip of an Iceberg,” in JAMA Network Open.

John Dodson; Alexandra Hajduk, PhD, MPH; Murphy, Mary Geda, BSN, MSN, RN; Krumholz; Mary Tinetti, MD; Michael Goldstein; Thomas Gill, MD; and Sarwat Chaudhry, MD; et al published, “Thirty-Day Readmission Risk Model for Older Adults Hospitalized With Acute Myocardial Infarction: The SILVER-AMI Study,” in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Tinetti et al authored, “Posthospital Fall Injuries and 30-Day Readmissions in Adults 65 Years and Older,” in JAMA Network Open.

Gill et al authored, “Top-Tier Emergency General Surgery Hospitals,” in The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, and “Comparative effects of ACE inhibitors and ARBs on response to a physical activity intervention in older adults: results from Lifestyle Interventions for Elders (LIFE) study,” in The Journals of Gerontology.

Clemens Bergwitz, MD, is corresponding author on, “Description of Five Novel SLC34A3/NPT2c Mutations Causing Hereditary Hypophosphatemic Rickets With Hypercalciuria,” in Kidney International Reports.

Carolina Borz-Baba, MD; and Benjamin Sapers, MD; et al published, “A Case of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Paget Disease of Bone,” in The American Journal of Case Reports.

Clemente Britto-Leon, MD; and Lauren Cohn, MD; authored, “Escalating mucus inhibition to the top of our priorities,” in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology.

Barbara Burtness, MD, et al published, “Pathologic staging changes in oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma: Stage migration and implications for adjuvant treatment,” in Cancer.

Additionally, Burtness was honored with the Wharton Lecture, Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto for her contributions to medicine in the arena of head and neck cancer and presente “Point/Counterpoint: are we ready to deescalate therapy in HPV-related oropharynx cancer?” at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference.

Evelyn Hsieh Donroe, MD, PhD, was the corresponding author on, “Soy Food Consumption, Exercise, and Body Mass Index and Osteoporotic Fracture Risk Among Breast Cancer Survivors: The Shanghai Breast Cancer Survival Study,” in JNCI Cancer Spectrum.

Robert Elder, MD, and Josephine C. Chou, MD, MS, et al published, “Making the case to acquire a transthoracic echocardiogram probe,” in the International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia.

Caodi Fang, Lufang Liu, Kevin Liu, Whitney Fu and Daniel Jane-Wit, MD/PhD, RPVI, et al authored, “ZFYVE21 is a complement-induced Rab5 effector that activates non-canonical NF-κB via phosphoinosotide remodeling of endosomes,” in Nature Communications.

Lauren Ferrante, MD, MHS was lead author on, “Dual-Physician Households: Strategies for the 21st Century,” in JAMA.

Robert L. Fogerty, MD, MPH; Richard A. Martinello, MD; and Victor Morris, MD; et al published, “Conversion of a Conference Room into a Low-Acuity Inpatient Medical Unit: A Creative Response to Influenza-Related Surge,” in The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

Romina Fiorotto, PhD, and Mario Strazzabosco, MD, PhD, authored, “Pathophysiology of Cystic Fibrosis Liver Disease: A Channelopathy Leading to Alterations in Innate Immunity and in Microbiota,” in Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Charles Fuchs, MD, MPH, et al authored, “Identification of Plasma Lipid Metabolites Associated with Nut Consumption in US Men and Women,” in The Journal of Nutrition. Fuchs also co-authored, “Physical activity during adolescence and risk of colorectal adenoma later in life: results from the Nurses’ Health Study II,” in the British Journal of Cancer.

Jennifer Edelman, MD, MHS; Kirsha Gordon; David Fiellin, MD; et al published, “High-dose prescribed opioids are associated with increased risk of heroin use among US military veterans,” in Pain.

Edelman; Patrick O’Connor, MD, MPH, FACP; and Fiellin; et al authored, “Implementation facilitation to promote emergency department-initiated buprenorphine for opioid use disorder: protocol for a hybrid type III effectiveness-implementation study (Project ED HEALTH),” in Implementation Science.

Additionally, Fiellin et al published, “Association of syndemic unhealthy alcohol use, cigarette use, and depression on all-cause mortality among adults living with and without HIV-infection: Veterans Aging Cohort Study,” in Open Forum Infectious Diseases.

Gael Genet, PhD; Kevin Boyé, Roxana Ola, PhD; Feng Zhang, PhD; Alexandre Dubrac, PhD; Nafiisha Genet, PhD; Steffen Künzel & Anne Eichmann, PhD; et al published, “Endophilin-A2 dependent VEGFR2 endocytosis promotes sprouting angiogenesis,” in Nature Communications.

Cary Gross, MD, co-authored a commentary piece entitled, “An International Perspective on Drugs for Cancer: The Best of Times, the Worst of Times,” in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Benjamin Howell, MD, MPH; Emily Wang, MD, MAS; Tyler Winkelman, MD, MSc; authored, “Mental Health Treatment Among Individuals Involved in the Criminal Justice System After Implementation of the Affordable Care Act,” in Psychiatric Services. Wang was lead author on, “Examining the Impact of Criminal Justice Involvement on Health Through Federally Funded, National Population-Based Surveys in the United States,” in Public Health Reports.

Scott Huntington, MD, MPH, MSc; Amer Zeidan, MBBS; Smith Giri, MBBS; Nikolai Podoltsev, MD, PhD; Steven Gore, MD; and Cary Gross, MD; et al wrote, “Association between ownership of imaging equipment and appropriateness of staging positron-emission tomography in non-Hodgkin lymphoma,” in JNCI Cancer Spectrum.

Ashima Gulati, MD; and Neera Dahl, MD, PhD; et al authored, “Inherited glomerular diseases in the gilded age of genomic advancements,” in Pediatric Nephrology.

Felona Gunawan, MD, and Silvio Inzucchi, MD, et al authored, “SUN-149 Cardiologist vs. Endocrinologist Encounters in Patients with T2D and CVD: Potential Implications for Glucose-Lowering Therapy Use and Education,” in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Inzucchi et al also published, “Empagliflozin reduces mortality and hospitalisation for heart failure in patients with or without a history of myocardial infarction or stroke at baseline,” in Diabetologie und Stoffwechsel.

Karl Insogna, MD, et al published, “OR13-1 Burosumab Improves the Biochemical, Skeletal, and Clinical Symptoms of Tumor-Induced Osteomalacia Syndrome,” in the Journal of Endocrine Society.

Katherine Hastings, PhD; Roy Herbst, MD, PhD; Sarah Goldberg, MD, MPH; and Scott Gettinger, MD, et al published, “EGFR mutation subtypes and response to immune checkpoint blockade treatment in non-small cell lung cancer,” in the Annals of Oncology.

Erica Herzog, MD, PhD, et al published, “Chitinase 1 regulates pulmonary fibrosis by modulating TGF-β/SMAD7 pathway via TGFBRAP1 and FOXO3,” in Life Science Alliance.

Daniel Hodson, BA; Matthew Griffin, MD; Devin Mahoney, BS; Parinita Raghavendra, MS; Tariq Ahmad, MD, MPH; Jeffrey Turner, MD; Wilson; Veena Rao, PhD; and Jeffrey M. Testani, MD, MTR; et al published, “Natriuretic Response Is Highly Variable and Associated With 6-Month Survival: Insights From the ROSE-AHF Trial,” in JACC: Heart Failure.

Additionally, Testani et al authored, “Urinary Sodium Profiling in Chronic Heart Failure to Detect Development of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure,” in JACC: Heart Failure.

Testani and Silvio Inzucchi, MD, et al published, “Treating Heart Failure With Antihyperglycemic Medications: Is Now the Right Time?” in Circulation.

Stephen Holt, MD, MS; Julie Rosenbaum, MD; Matthew Ellman, MD; Benjamin Doolittle, MD; and Daniel Tobin, MD; published, “Physicians Should Play a Role in Ensuring Safe Firearm Ownership,” in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Additionally, Holt et al published, “A scalable, automated warm handoff from the emergency department to community sites offering continued medication for opioid use disorder: Lessons learned from the EMBED trial stakeholders,” in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.

Costin Ionescu, MD, PhD; Sophia Altin, MD; and Carlos Mena-Hurtado, MD, published, “Antiplatelet therapy for tibial balloon angioplasty: A clinical perspective,” in SAGE Open Medicine.

Mahmoud Abdelghany, MD; and Mena-Hurtado et al authored, “Congenital Absence of the Iliac Arteries and Veins,” in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.

Daniel Jacoby, MD, et al published, “Risk score for the exclusion of arrhythmic events in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy at first presentation,” in the International Journal of Cardiology.

Amy Justice, MD, PhD, et al authored, “Association of immunosuppression and HIV viremia with anal cancer risk in persons living with HIV in the United States and Canada,” in Clinical Infectious Diseases and, “Recent Abacavir Use Increases Risk of Type 1 and Type 2 Myocardial Infarctions Among Adults With HIV,” in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

Rachel Lampert, MD, et al co-authored, “Web-based multimedia athlete preparticipation questionnaire: introducing the video-PPE (v-PPE),” in The British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Rafael Lefkowitz, MD, MPH; Martin Slade, MD, and Carrie Redlich, MD, MHS; authored, “Rates and occupational characteristics of international seafarers with mental illness,” in Occupational Medicine.

Katherine McKenzie, MD, FACP, co-authored, “Asylum Medicine: Standard and Best Practices,” in the Health and Human Rights Journal.

Dennis Moledina, MBBS, PhD; F. Perry Wilson, MD, MS; Mark Perazella, MD; Nikhil Singh, MD, PhD, BA; Randy Luciano, MD, PhD; Lloyd Cantley, MD; et al published, “Urine TNF-α and IL-9 for clinical diagnosis of acute interstitial nephritis,” in JCI Insight. Wilson also co-authored, “Research-based versus clinical serum creatinine measurements and the association of acute kidney injury with subsequent kidney function: findings from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort study,” in Clinical Kidney Journal.

Ruth Montgomery, PhD, et al published, “Immune Regulation: a web-based tool for identifying human immune regulatory elements,” in Nucleic Acids Research.

Terrance Murphy, PhD; Gail McAvay, PhD; and Heather Allore, PhD; et al authored, “Joint modeling of concurrent binary outcomes in a longitudinal observational study using inverse probability of treatment weighting for treatment effect estimation,” in the Annals of Epidemiology.

Denizhan Ozdemir, MD, PhD, was lead author on, “MicroRNAs in diabetic wound healing: Pathophysiology and therapeutic opportunities,” in Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine. Ozdemir also co-authored, “MicroRNA-135a-3p regulates angiogenesis and tissue repair by targeting p38 signaling in endothelial cells,” in FASEB Journal and “MicroRNA-615-5p Regulates Angiogenesis and Tissue Repair by Targeting AKT/eNOS (Endothelial NO Synthase) Signaling in Endothelial Cells,” in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.

Lisa Parikh, MD; Ahmed Elshafie; Elizabeth Sanchez-Rangel, MD; Janice Hwang, MD; Renata Belfort-DeAquiar, MD, PhD, et al wrote, “In a Free-Living Setting, Obesity Is Associated with Greater Food Intake in Response to a Similar Pre-Meal Glucose Nadir,” in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Jennifer Possick, MD, and Kathleen Akgün, MD, MS, authored the chapter, “Teaching Communication Skills,” in Medical Education in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.

Emily Pinto Taylor, MD; and Jaideep Talwalkar, MD, et al authored, “Partnering With Interpreter Services: Standardized Patient Cases to Improve Communication With Limited English Proficiency Patients,” in The Journal of Teaching and Learning Resources.

Talwalkar; John Moriarty, MD; and Matthew Ellman, MD, authored, “Students’ Experiences With Death and Dying Prior to Medical School: A Content Analysis of Students’ Written Reflections,” in the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Samuel Reinhardt, MD; Robert McNamara, MD, MHS, et al, authored, “Large Traumatic Ventricular Septal Defect: A Rare Complication of Blunt Chest Trauma” in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.

Anna Reisman, MD, et al published, “Practical Tips for Implementing a Student-Led Reflective Writing Workshop Series,” in Medical Science Educator.

Brita Roy, MD, MPH, MHS; Jeph Herrin, PhD; Erica Spatz, MD, MHS; Anita Arora, MD, MBA, MHS; and Krumholz et al published, “Do pregnant women living in higher well-being populations in the USA experience lower risk of preterm delivery? A cross-sectional study,” in BMJ Open.

Joseph Ross, MD, MHS, et al published, “Analysis of Postapproval Clinical Trials of Therapeutics Approved by the US Food and Drug Administration Without Clinical Postmarketing Requirements or Commitments,” in JAMA Network Open. Ross also co-authored, “Analysis of Postapproval Clinical Trials of Therapeutics Approved by the US Food and Drug Administration Without Clinical Postmarketing Requirements or Commitments,” in JAMA Network Open. Additionally, Ross was named vice chair of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee for FY 2019-2020.

David Rimm, MD, PhD, et al authored, “Prediction of distant melanoma recurrence from primary tumor digital H&E images using deep learning,” in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Ronnye Rutledge, MD, and Matthew Grant, MD, et al authored, “Slowly progressive fatal PML-IRIS following antiretroviral initiation at CD4+ nadir of 350 cells/mm3 despite CD4+ cell count rise to 900 cells/mm3,” in the International Journal of STD & AIDS.

Dennis Shung, MD; Michael Simonov, MD; Mark Gentry; Benjamin Au; Loren Laine, MD; authored, “Machine Learning to Predict Outcomes in Patients with Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A Systematic Review,” in Digestive Diseases and Sciences.

Tara Sanft, MD, was corresponding author on, “Association between pre-diagnosis BMI, physical activity, pathologic complete response, and chemotherapy completion in women treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer,” in Breast Cancer.

Saloni Shah; Elinor Zhou, MD; and Neil Parikh, MD; authored, “Factors affecting outpatient bowel preparation for colonoscopy,” in the International Journal of Gastrointestinal Intervention 2019.

Avinainder Singh, MD, MMSc; and Nasir et al published, “Familial Hypercholesterolemia Among Young Adults With Myocardial Infarction,” in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Nasir also co-authored, “Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: 2019 and beyond,” in Nature Reviews Cardiology.

Inderjit Singh, MD, is lead author on, “Right Ventricular-Arterial Uncoupling During Exercise in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction,” in CHEST Journal. Abbas Shojaee, MD, and Singh co-authored, “Malignant Pleural Effusion at Presentation in Patients with Small-Cell Lung Cancer,” in Respiration.

Tamar Taddei, MD; Dhanpat Jain, MD; et al authored, ““Macrotrabecular Hepatocellular Carcinoma: An Aggressive Subtype of Hepatocellular Carcinoma,” in The American Journal of Surgical Pathology.

Jakub Toczek, PhD, is first author and Mehran Sadeghi, MD, is corresponding author on, “FDG PET imaging of vascular inflammation in post-traumatic stress disorder: A pilot case–control study,” in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology.

Mark Schoenfeld, MD, co-authored, “Evaluation and treatment of patients with bradycardia and cardiac conduction delay,” in JAMA Cardiology. Schoenfeld also co-authored, “Evaluation and Treatment of Patients With Bradycardia and Cardiac Conduction Delay: Recommendations for Permanent Pacing,” in JAMA Cardiology.

Albert Sinusas, MD; and Edward Miller, MD, PhD; et al published, “Upper reference limits of transient ischemic dilation ratio for different protocols on new-generation cadmium zinc telluride cameras: A report from REFINE SPECT registry,” in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology.

Eric Velazquez, MD, et al published, “Cardiovascular biomarkers in patients with acute decompensated heart failure randomized to sacubitril-valsartan or enalapril in the PIONEER-HF trial,” in the European Heart Journal and “Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Randomly Assigned to Sacubitril/Valsartan or Enalapril in the PIONEER-HF Trial,” in Circulation.

Andrew Wang, MD/PhD, AB, co-authored, “Not the usual suspect: type I interferon–responsive T cells drive infection-induced cachexia,” in Nature Immunology.

Thilan Wijesekera, MD, MHS; Lisa Sanders, MD, FACP; Donna Windish, MD, MPH; published, “Reflections on Diagnosis and Diagnostic Errors: a Survey of Internal Medicine Resident and Attending Physicians,” in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Windish also published, “Beyond bagels and yoga: early detection and containment in the burnout epidemic," in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Jenny Xiang, MD; Natalie Uy, MD; and Burtness et al authored, “Hyperprogression after one dose of nivolumab in sinonasal cancer: A case report,” in The Laryngoscope.

Leyuan Xu, PhD, was lead author on, “Folate-Decorated Polyamidoamine Dendrimer Nanoparticles for Head and Neck Cancer Gene Therapy,” on RNA Interference and Cancer Therapy.

Submitted by Julie Parry on June 12, 2019