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ePoster #11 | False Sense of Security: Traumatic Removal of a Bridled Nasogastric Tube in a Patient with Altered Mental Status

Clinical Science | Patient Safety C Becnel ePoster Presenter: Chad Becnel MD, Tulane School of Medicine Introduction/Objective: Enteral nutrition plays an important role in the recovery of patients in both acute and chronic medical conditions. When oral intake is not sufficient to provide requisite nourishment, the use of nasoenteric tubes may be used for supplemental nutrition. This technique is frequently used in critically ill patients in an inpatient setting. Accidental dislodgment of nasoenteric...

ePoster #12 | Sarcopenia in Lower Extremity Reconstruction

Clinical Science | Plastic Surgery SARCOPENIA IN LOWER EXTREMITY RECONSTRUCTION Ryan Hoffman, Suma Maddox, Patrick Palines, Denise Danos, Daniel Womac, Charles Tuggle, Mark Stalder ePoster Presenter: Ryan Hoffman BS, LSU Health - New Orleans Background: Sarcopenia is a progressive and generalized disorder involving the degenerative loss of muscle mass and function. Sarcopenia is linked to poor outcomes throughout the literature and can be assessed on preoperative imaging to aid in risk stratification. Objectives: This study...

ePoster #13 | Association of BRAFV600E Mutation and The Aggressive Behavior of Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma: A Meta-analysis of 29 studies

Clinical Science | Surgical Oncology ASSOCIATION OF BRAFV600E MUTATION AND THE AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR OF PAPILLARY THYROID MICROCARCINOMA: A META-ANALYSIS OF 29 STUDIES M Aboueisha, A Attia, A Elnahla, A Farhoud, M Youssef, M Hussein, M Shama, J  Russell, E Toraih, R Tufano, E kandil ePoster Presenter: Mohamed Aboueisha MD, Tulane School of Medicine Background: Some literature suggests that the BRAFV600E mutation is associated with a higher incidence of aggressive clinicopathologic outcomes. The association...

ePoster #14 | DIABETES MELLITUS IS ASSOCIATED WITH POST-OPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS FOLLOWING PANCREATIC SURGERY

Clinical Science | Surgical Oncology DIABETES MELLITUS IS ASSOCIATED WITH POST-OPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS FOLLOWING PANCREATIC SURGERY A Reisner, E Toraih, M Hussein, Z Al-Quaryshi, A Shihabi, E Kandil, M Killackey ePoster Presenter: Adin Reisner MS, Tulane School of Medicine Background: Diabetes is a significant and still growing medical condition that is associated with increased rates of comorbidities, hospital length of stay, and increased healthcare costs. Objectives: We aimed to assess the association of diabetes mellitus...

ePoster #15 | Diagnostic Accuracy of Imaging Modalities in Detection of Lymph Node Metastasis with Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

Clinical Science | Surgical Oncology B Campbell, M Aboueisha, A Attia, M Omar, N Mankowski, E Toraih, M Shama, E Kandil ePoster Presenter: Brett Campbell BA, Tulane School of Medicine Background: The detection of lymph node metastasis (LNM) in thyroid cancer is vital to determine which patients can enter active surveillance and which require surgical intervention. Objectives: We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate whether ultrasound (US), computer tomography (CT), or a combination of US...

ePoster #16 | Thyroid lobectomy as a cost-effective approach in low-risk papillary thyroid cancer versus Active Surveillance

Clinical Science | Surgical Oncology A Attia, M Youssef, M Omar, M aboueisha, M Shama, E Kandil ePoster Presenter: Abdallah Attia MD, Tulane School of Medicine Background: Current debate exists over the optimal management of low-risk papillary thyroid cancer. The American Thyroid Association (ATA) supports the concept of active surveillance (AS) to manage low-risk papillary thyroid cancer (PTC); however, the cost-effectiveness has not been well-studied yet. Objectives: We sought to perform a cost-effectiveness analysis...

ePoster #17 | Multiple Skin Lesions in a Kidney Transplant Recipient with Acute Kidney Injury

Clinical Science | Transplant Shai Chazin, Osaid Saqqa, Mohammad Atari, Josephine Ambruzs, John R. Simmons, Anil Paramesh, Sixto Giusti ePoster Presenter: Shai Chazin BS, Tulane School of Medicine Introduction/Objective: Disseminated Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) is a rare complication of immunosuppression in the setting of solid organ transplantation. Case Presentation: A 69-year-old Black male who underwent a deceased-donor kidney transplant two years prior presented with an evolving left lower extremity (LLE) skin lesion followed by acute...

ePoster #18 | Over-Utilization of Chest X-rays in the Trauma Intensive Care Unit

Clinical Science | Trauma OVER-UTILIZATION OF CHEST X-RAYS IN TRAUMA ICU PATIENTS Kathryn Rhymes, MD, Navdeep Samra, MD FACS ePoster Presenter: Kathryn Rhymes MD, LSU Health - Shreveport Background: Chest X-rays are one of the most common radiologic studies ordered in the ICU setting.  Prior studies have shown that the diagnostic and therapeutic value of routine daily chest x-rays is low and eliminating daily chest x-rays does not adversely affect patient safety. Objectives: The purpose...

ePoster #19 | Penetrating Thoracic Injury Requiring Emergency Pneumonectomy Supported with Multiple ECMO Runs

Clinical Science | Trauma Ary K. Dotiwala MD, L Keith Scott MD, Steven A Conrad MD, Laurie R Grier MD, Marco Quispe MD, Navdeep Samra MD ePoster Presenter: Ary Dotiwala MD, LSU Health - Shreveport Introduction/Objective: Penetrating thoracic injuries requiring pneumonectomy are uncommon and carry a significant risk of morbidity and mortality upwards of 85%. Occasionally, these patients can develop life-threatening ARDS, with the gravest outcomes associated with right-side pneumonectomies due to resultant...

ePoster #20 | Thromboembolic Outcomes in THC Positive Trauma Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

Clinical Science | Trauma A Ali, O Olubowale, D Tatum, P McGrew, J Duchesne, S Taghavi ePoster Presenter: Ayman Ali Ali BS, Tulane School of Medicine Background: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant source of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Recent shifts in state legislation have increased use of recreational and medical marijuana. While cannabinoids and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) have anti-inflammatory effects, whether pre-injury use of THC impacts severe TBI is...