Research News and Publications

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Research Presented at IFSO conference in Naples, Italy

Dr. Devika Umashanker, metabolic weight loss specialist, presented an excellent talk at the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) conference held recently in Naples, Italy. Based on her presentation, Prevalence and Risk Factors of Migraine in a Clinic-based Sample of Patients Pursuing Surgical or Medical Treatment for Obesity, Dr. Umashanker was awarded the IFSO integrated health early stage scientific investigator award. The study was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Brian Grosberg, Director of the HHC Headache Center and his team.

Dr. Oscar Serrano appointed to the American College of Surgeons Scientific Forum Committee

We are proud to announce that Dr. Oscar Serrano was recently appointed by the American College of Surgeons Board of Regents as a member to the Owen H. Wangensteen Scientific Forum Committee. In this role Dr. Serrano will be responsible for coordinating the program of Transplant and HPB abstracts to be presented at the Clinical Congress for the next three years. Dr. Serrano has been involved with the Scientific Forum during his residency and fellowship training and as an attending surgeon. We are very excited for his opportunity to represent Hartford HealthCare at the national level in such a prestigious professional organization.

Recent Publications

March 2024

Finelli PF,Nouh AH MR Restricted Diffusion in Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy in Giant Cell Arteritis. Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society

Bullock JL,Sukhera J,Del Pino-Jones A,Dyster TG,Ilgen JS,Lockspeiser TM,Teunissen PW,Hauer KE 'Yourself in all your forms': A grounded theory exploration of identity safety in medical students. Medical education

Vail EA,Feng R,Sieber F,Carson JL,Ellenberg SS,Magaziner J,Dillane D,Marcantonio ER,Sessler DI,Ayad S,Stone T,Papp S,Donegan D,Mehta S,Schwenk ES,Marshall M,Jaffe JD,Luke C,Sharma B,Azim S,Hymes R,Chin KJ,Sheppard R,Perlman B,Sappenfield J,Hauck E,Tierney A,Horan AD,Neuman MD Long-term Outcomes with Spinal versus General Anesthesia for Hip Fracture Surgery: A Randomized Trial. Anesthesiology

Finelli PF MR Imaging Patterns and Prognosis in Powassan Virus Encephalitis. The neurologist

Davis SL,Solomito MJ,Kumar M Intravenous Versus Locally Injected Tranexamic Acid in a Fragility Hip Fracture Population: A Retrospective Review. Journal of orthopaedic trauma

Lemoine C,Ramos HD,Healy A,Babigian A Capsular pneumatosis: A rare radiographic sign for internal breast implant capsule violation in trauma. JPRAS open

Ruiz VH,Gill CM,Nicolau DP Assessing the in vivo impact of novel beta-lactamase inhibitors on the efficacy of their partner beta-lactams against serine carbapenemase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa using human-simulated exposures. The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy

Coleman CI,Concha M,Baker WL,Koch B,Lovelace B,Christoph MJ,Cohen AT Agreement between 30-day and 90-day modified Rankin Scale score and utility-weighted modified Rankin Scale score in acute intracerebral hemorrhage: An analysis of ATACH-2 trial data. Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia

Banister G,Harris A,Masson P,Dzurec L,Daniello C,Raymond N,Yactayo J,Horick N,Haung W Racism and Nursing Leadership in Massachusetts: A Mixed-Methods Study. The Journal of nursing administration

Yackel HD,Halpenny B,Abrahm JL,Ligibel J,Enzinger A,Lobach DF,Cooley ME A qualitative analysis of algorithm-based decision support usability testing for symptom management across the trajectory of cancer care: one size does not fit all. BMC medical informatics and decision making

Storr LE,Hertelendy AJ,Hart A,Cheng L,Issa F,Benham T,Ciottone G Determining the Impact of Hurricane Dorian and the Covid-19 Pandemic on Moral Distress in Emergency Medical Providers at the Rand Memorial Hospital: Moral distress in emergency medical personnel. Disaster medicine and public health preparedness

Pigeon MA,Hertelendy A,Hart A,Lund A,Ranse J,Ciottone G Mass Gathering Event Medical Preparedness and Response: A Review of Canadian Legislation and Guidelines. Disaster medicine and public health preparedness

White CM,Sedensky A,Sicignano D,Galli KJ Cost-effectiveness of dietary supplement ingredients versus generic statins for LDL reduction. Exploratory research in clinical and social pharmacy

Dillon M,Zielinski R,Worth J,Sanders M,Ibrahim O,Vedere T An Unlikely Source of Iodine Uptake: A Bronchogenic Cyst Masquerading as Metastatic Thyroid Cancer. JCEM case reports

Bhivandkar S,Sarfraz Z,Jain L,Bachu A,Malo PK,Hsu M,Ayub S,Poudel L,Kumar H,Loh H,Tazin F,Ahmed S,Suzuki J Therapeutic Potential of Buprenorphine in Depression: A Meta-Analysis of Current Evidence. Journal of clinical medicine research

Bozeman PK,Russo E,Whipple MO The need for iliac vein stenting in women of child bearing age and the compatibility of iliac vein stents in pregnancy. Journal of vascular nursing : official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing

February 2024

Makanji H,Solomito MJ,Kostyun R,Esmende S Influence of Anxiety and Depression on Opioid Use Following Lumbar Spine Fusion: A Large Database Study. Clinical spine surgery

Riley SP,Swanson BT,Shaffer SM,Flowers DW,Hofbauer MA,Liebano RE Does manual therapy meaningfully change quantitative sensory testing and patient reported outcome measures in patients with musculoskeletal impairments related to the spine?: A 'trustworthy' systematic review and meta-analysis. The Journal of manual & manipulative therapy

Ali LR,Lenehan PJ,Cardot-Ruffino V,Dias Costa A,Katz MHG,Bauer TW,Nowak JA,Wolpin BM,Abrams TA,Patel A,Clancy TE,Wang J,Mancias JD,Reilley MJ,Stucky CH,Bekaii-Saab TS,Elias R,Merchant N,Slingluff CL Jr,Rahma OE,Dougan SK PD-1 Blockade Induces Reactivation of Nonproductive T-Cell Responses Characterized by NF-kappaB Signaling in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer. Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research

Mitchell AP,Persaud S,Palyca P,Salner A,Farooki A,Ostroff JS,Morris MJ,Chimonas S Physician knowledge, practice patterns, and barriers encountered regarding guideline-concordant use of bone modifying agents for prostate cancer. The Prostate

Olanow CW,Hauser RA,Burdick DJ,Dhall R,de Marcaida JA,Gil RA,Kreitzman DL,Elmer LW,McGarry A,Kieburtz K A Randomized Phase 3 Study Comparing P2B001 to its Components (Low-Dose Extended-Release Rasagiline and Pramipexole) and to Optimized Doses of Marketed Extended-Release Pramipexole in Early Parkinson's Disease. Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society

Okorare O,Alugba G,Antia A,Gbegbaje O,Ogunleye O,Ather K National trends in racial disparities among hospitalizations and outcomes in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. Current problems in cardiology

Wu W,Yackel HD,Salner A,Chen MH,Judge MP,Cong X,Xu W Work-health balance of cancer survivors returning to work: A meta-ethnography. European journal of oncology nursing : the official journal of European Oncology Nursing Society

Gonuguntla K,Sattar Y,Iqbal K,Sharma A,Yadav R,Alharbi A,Chobufo MD,Naeem M,Shaik A,Balla S Trends in Premature Mortality from Acute Myocardial Infarction in American Indians/Alaska Natives in the United States from 1999 to 2020. The American journal of cardiology

Sicignano D,Hernandez AV,Schiff B,Elmahy N,White CM The impact of psychedelics on patients with alcohol use disorder: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Current medical research and opinion

Gill CM,Santini D,Nicolau DP In vitro activity of cefiderocol against a global collection of carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa with a high level of carbapenemase diversity. The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy

Boivin Z,Cannata D,She T Man With Dyspnea. Annals of emergency medicine

Bond DS,Smith KE,Schumacher LM,Vithiananthan S,Jones DB,Papasavas P,Webster J,Thomas JG Associations of daily weight management-focused social support with weight loss, activity behaviors, and eating regulation in the context of metabolic and bariatric surgery. Obesity science & practice

Schreurs BA,Hopman MTE,Bakker CM,Duijnhouwer AL,van Royen N,Thompson PD,van Kimmenade RRJ,Eijsvogels TMH Associations of Lifelong Exercise Characteristics With Valvular Function and Aortic Diameters in Patients With a Bicuspid Aortic Valve. Journal of the American Heart Association

Ruseva A,Michalak W,Zhao Z,Fabricatore A,Hartaigh BO,Umashanker D Semaglutide 2.4 mg clinical outcomes in patients with obesity or overweight in a real-world setting: A 6-month retrospective study in the United States (SCOPE). Obesity science & practice

Kermansaravi M,Chiappetta S,Parmar C,Shikora SA,Prager G,LaMasters T,Ponce J,Kow L,Nimeri A,Kothari SN,Aarts E,Abbas SI,Aly A,Aminian A,Bashir A,Behrens E,Billy H,Carbajo MA,Clapp B,Chevallier JM,Cohen RV,Dargent J,Dillemans B,Faria SL,Neto MG,Garneau PY,Gawdat K,Haddad A,ElFawal MH,Higa K,Himpens J,Husain F,Hutter MM,Kasama K,Kassir R,Khan A,Khoursheed M,Kroh M,Kurian MS,Lee WJ,Loi K,Mahawar K,McBride CL,Almomani H,Melissas J,Miller K,Misra M,Musella M,Northup CJ,O'Kane M,Papasavas PK,Palermo M,Peterson RM,Peterli R,Poggi L,Pratt JSA,Alqahtani A,Ramos AC,Rheinwalt K,Ribeiro R,Rogers AM,Safadi B,Salminen P,Santoro S,Sann N,Scott JD,Shabbir A,Sogg S,Stenberg E,Suter M,Torres A,Ugale S,Vilallonga R,Wang C,Weiner R,Zundel N,Angrisani L,De Luca M Current recommendations for procedure selection in class I and II obesity developed by an expert modified Delphi consensus. Scientific reports

Hong LT,Downes KJ,FakhriRavari A,Abdul-Mutakabbir JC,Kuti JL,Jorgensen S,Young DC,Alshaer MH,Bassetti M,Bonomo RA,Gilchrist M,Jang SM,Lodise T,Roberts JA,Tangden T,Zuppa A,Scheetz MH Response to comment on "International consensus recommendations for the use of prolonged-infusion beta-lactams endorsed by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC), the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF), the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), the Infectious Diseases Society of American (IDSA), the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists". Pharmacotherapy

Malik S,Verma P,Ruano G,Al Siaghy A,Dilawar A,Bishop JR,Strawn JR,Namerow LB Pharmacogenetics in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Background and Evidence-Based Clinical Applications. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology

Mangone LA,Taylor BA,Schmelzer R,Noh SG,White MC,Kwon OS,Thompson PD Skeletal muscle mitochondrial capacity in patients with statin-associated muscle symptoms (SAMS). Open heart

Vega IL,Griswold MK,Laskey D Acute Medication Poisoning. American family physician

Elias A,Weber T,Green DA,Harris KM,Laws JM,Greaves DK,Kim DS,Mazzolai-Duchosal L,Roberts L,Petersen LG,Limper U,Bergauer A,Elias M,Winnard A,Goswami N Author Correction: Systematic review of the use of ultrasound for venous assessment and venous thrombosis screening in spaceflight. NPJ microgravity

January 2024

Sappenfield EC,Mellen C,Wilcox J,O'Hanlon DE,O'Sullivan DM,Tunitsky-Bitton E The Impact of Vaginal Probiotics on Pessary Use: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Urogynecology (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Young L,Esagoff AI,Reisch A,Bernick CB,Peters ME,Narapareddy BR Cocaine history and impulsiveness in professional boxers and mixed martial arts fighters. The American journal on addictions

Patel N,Gorseth A,Belfiore G,Stornelli N,Lowry C,Thomas L Fluoroquinolone-associated adverse events of interest among hospitalized veterans affairs patients with community-acquired pneumonia who were treated with a fluoroquinolone: A focus on tendonitis, Clostridioides difficile infection, and aortic aneurysm. Pharmacotherapy

Ruiz VH,Shen Y,Abouelhassan Y,Fouad A,Nicolau DP,Kuti JL Physical compatibility of sulbactam/durlobactam with select intravenous drugs during simulated Y-site administration. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Gray M,Borges L,Conrath M,Marti K Management of severe BK viremia in a patient receiving a kidney transplant from a hepatitis C virus-positive donor: A case report. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Okorare O,Ubokudum D,Jumbo U,Gbegbaje O,Ogunleye O,Ather K Recent Trends in Heart Failure and Concomitant Depression, A Retrospective Study. Current problems in cardiology

Alvarez C,Shaik A,Ahmed F,Duvall WL,Thompson PD,Masih R,Bhatt P,Friedman M,Smith E,Burke-Martindale C,Weissler-Snir A A pilot study of "burst" exercise testing in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Heart rhythm

Igra NM,Schmulevich D,Geng Z,Guzman J,Biddinger PD,Gates JD,Spinella PC,Yazer MH,Cannon JW Optimizing Mass Casualty Triage: Using Discrete Event Simulation to Minimize Time to Resuscitation. Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Ntakwinja M,Werth A,Borazjani A,Iglesia C,Williams KJ,Mukwege D Pelvic floor symptoms among premenopausal women with pelvic organ prolapse in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. International urogynecology journal

Kwak MJ,Inouye SK,Fick DM,Bonner A,Fulmer T,Carter E,Tabbush V,Maya K,Reed N,Waszynski C,Oh ES Optimizing delirium care in the era of Age-Friendly Health System. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Sullivan AJ,Chung YS,Novotny S,Epperson CN,Kober H,Blumberg HP,Gross JJ,Ochsner KN,Pearlson G,Stevens MC Estradiol effects on an emotional interference task in adolescents with current and remitted depression. Hormones and behavior

Pratt N,Madhavan R,Weigle P,Weleff J All a-BORG! The Dangerous Drinking Trend Steamrolling Across Social Media and College Campuses. Journal of addiction medicine

Lam H,Saoud C,Faquin WC,Mandavilli S,Cibas ES,Ali SZ Cytopathology of primary sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma with eosinophilia of the thyroid: a multi-institutional case series and review of literature. Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology

Al-Dasuqi K,Taylor E,Ehrlich L,Cooperman D,Socci A,Tuason D,Hoerner M,Staib L,Silva CT Performance and reliability assessment of a lower dose, task-based scoliosis radiography protocol in pediatric patients. Pediatric radiology

Podraza K,Bangera N,Feliz A,Charles A Reduction in retinal microvascular perfusion during migraine attacks. Headache

Bakker EA,van Bakel BMA,Maessen MFH,Franklin BA,Thompson PD,Eijsvogels TMH Clinical Implications of Suspending and Altering Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention

Mukashyaka P,Sheridan TB,Foroughi Pour A,Chuang JH SAMPLER: unsupervised representations for rapid analysis of whole slide tissue images. EBioMedicine

Weigle PE,Shafi RMA Social Media and Youth Mental Health. Current psychiatry reports

Fratoni AJ,Roberts AL,Nicolau DP,Kuti JL Effects of clinically achievable pulmonary antibiotic concentrations on the recovery of bacteria: in vitro comparison of the BioFire FILMARRAY Pneumonia Panel versus conventional culture methods in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. Journal of clinical microbiology

Yabut J,Nadig V,Arora S,Hirsch D,Duvall WL Case of Biopsy-Proven Wild-Type ATTR Cardiac Amyloidosis With Abnormal CMR and Negative (99m)Tc-HDP and PYP Nuclear Scintigraphy. Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging

Salehi Omran S,Naqvi IA,Dangayach NS,Schuyler EA,Mahajan A Opinion & Special Articles: Navigating Your First Academic Job Search. Pearls, Pitfalls, and Lessons Learned. Neurology

Franc JM,Cheng L,Hart A,Hata R,Hertelendy A Repeatability, reproducibility, and diagnostic accuracy of a commercial large language model (ChatGPT) to perform emergency department triage using the Canadian triage and acuity scale. CJEM

Zaleski AL,Berkowsky R,Craig KJT,Pescatello LS Comprehensiveness, Accuracy, and Readability of Exercise Recommendations Provided by an AI-Based Chatbot: Mixed Methods Study. JMIR medical education

Suero-Abreu GA,Lim P,Raza A,Tysarowski M,Mehta K,Kortbawi M,Feldman S,Waller AH Effect of variable left ventricular ejection fraction assessed by equilibrium radionuclide angiocardiography using different software packages on the diagnosis of cardiotoxicity in patients with cancer. Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

McCurdy CR,Sharma A,Smith KE,Veltri CA,Weiss ST,White CM,Grundmann O An update on the clinical pharmacology of kratom: uses, abuse potential, and future considerations. Expert review of clinical pharmacology

Stults-Kolehmainen MA,Bond DS,Richardson LA,Herring LY,Mulone B,Garber CE,Morton J,Ghiassi S,Duffy AJ,Balk E,Abolt CJ,Howard MC,Ash GI,Williamson S,Marcon ER,De Los Santos M,Bond S,Huehls J,Alowaish O,Heyman NB,Gualano B Role of the exercise professional in metabolic and bariatric surgery. Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery

Janela D,Areias AC,Molinos M,Moulder RG,Magalhaes I,Bento V,Cardeano M,Yanamadala V,Correia FD,Atherton J,Costa F Digital Care Program for Urinary Incontinence in Females: A Large-Scale, Prospective, Cohort Study. Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)

Tidwell J,Thakkar B,Nguyen MTT,Zakko L,Potashinsky A,Parker S A Novel Home for Hemangiomas: Sclerosing Hemangioma in the Pancreas. ACG case reports journal

Parikh R,Thomas A,Sharofi A,Moallem N,Fiscus G,Farber HW Severe pulmonary hypertension-interstitial lung disease presenting as right ventricular failure: stabilisation with intravenous prostacyclin and maintenance with inhaled prostacyclin. ERJ open research

Kiernan PA,Day CA,Berkowsky RS,Zaleski AL,Gao S,Taylor BA,Santos LP,Panza G,Kramarz M,McCormick K,Thompson PD,Fernandez AB,Chen MH,Pescatello LS Reliability and Time Course of Postexercise Hypotension during Exercise Training among Adults with Hypertension. Journal of cardiovascular development and disease

Al-Dasuqi K,Taylor E,Ehrlich L,Cooperman D,Socci A,Tuason D,Hoerner M,Staib L,Silva CT Performance and reliability assessment of a lower dose, task-based scoliosis radiography protocol in pediatric patients. Pediatric radiology