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ePoster #1 | Port site hernias: a retrospective review of the LSU Health Shreveport experience with prospective trial of midline versus paramedian insertion

Clinical Science | Abdominal/Laparoscopy F Armstrong, J Savoy, M Curet, R Downey, A Morgan, A Sit ePoster Presenter: Francesca Armstrong MD, LSU Health - Shreveport Background: Port site hernias are defined as occurrence of a hernia at the site of cannula insertion. The incidence of port site hernias ranges from 0% to 39.3% according to several series. In recent years, the economic burden of port site hernia on the U.S. healthcare system...

ePoster #2 | ANNUAL FLU SHOT: DOES IT HELP COVID-19 PATIENTS?

Clinical Science | Covid-19 A Kline, L Trinh, M Hussein, R Elshazli, A Attia, M Fawzy, E Toraih, M Killackey, J Duchesne, E Kandil ePoster Presenter: Adam Kline BS, Tulane School of Medicine Background: The COVID-19 pandemic reached its precipice as the 2019-2020 influenza season neared its end. The annual influenza vaccine has prevented the spread of flu and improved outcomes in patients hospitalized with flu. However, limited data exists on the potential...

ePoster #3 | IL-22:FC MITIGATES ENDOLTHELIAL GLYCOCALYX SHEDDING AFTER LPS INJURY

 Basic Science | Critical Care Sharven Taghavi, Sarah Abdullah, Juan Duchesne, Derek Pociask, Jay Kolls, Olan Jackson-Weaver ePoster Presenter: Sharven Taghavi MD, FACS, Tulane School of Medicine Background: The endothelial glycocalyx (EGX) on the luminal surface of endothelial cells contributes to the permeability barrier of vessels and prevents activation of the coagulation cascade.  EGX damage, which occurs in the shock state, results in endotheliopathy. Interleukin-22 is a cytokine with both pro-inflammatory and...

ePoster #4 | The Case of the Disappearing Dialysate: A Rare Complication of a Peri-Catheter Hernia

Clinical Science | Dialysis Access Y Nakagawa, K Alabaster, A Paramesh ePoster Presenter: Yusuke Nakagawa BS, Tulane School of Medicine Introduction/Objective: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a renal replacement therapy in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Complications related to PD catheters usually involve blockage or infection. Peri-catheter herniation (PH) is an infrequent complication, with only a few cases reported in the literature. We report a case of a large, PH which presented as...

ePoster #5 |The Mystery of the Rank List Unlocked: Factors Influencing Applicants’ Placement on a General Surgery Program’s Rank Order List

Education Science | Education A Hahn, J Gorham, A Mohammed, B Strollo, G Fuhrman ePoster Presenter: Alexandra Hahn MD, Ochsner Medical Center Background: Surgery residency applications include many variables. Speculation amongst medical students, residents and staff physicians exists surrounding the role of each piece of an applicant's portfolio when determining placement on a program's rank order list. Objectives: Given this, we performed this study to determine which residency application variables are the most impactful...

ePoster #6 | Negative thyroglobulin as an ancillary method of follow-up for low risk differentiated thyroid cancer after total thyroidectomy

Clinical Science | Endocrine NEGATIVE THYROGLOBULIN AS AN ANCILLARY METHOD OF FOLLOW-UP FOR LOW RISK DIFFERENTIATED THYROID CANCER AFTER TOTAL THYROIDECTOMY A Attia, M Omar, M aboueisha, E Toraih, E Kandil ePoster Presenter: Abdallah Attia MD, Tulane School of Medicine Background: The American Association of thyroid (ATA) recommend a routine cervical ultrasound (CUS)  as a plan of management for papillary thyroid cancer follow-up, and it is usually done regardless of non-stimulated thyroglobulin (Tg) levels. Objectives:...

ePoster #7 | PROGNOSTIC VALUE OF MICRORNA-27A AND PPAR/RXRΑ SIGNALING AXIS IN PATIENTS WITH THYROID CARCINOMA

Basic Science | Endocrine Eman Toraih, Manal Fawzy, Emad Kandil ePoster Presenter: Eman Toraih Msc, MD, PhD, Tulane School of Medicine Background: Thyroid cancer (TC) is the most common endocrine neoplasm with annual 567,000 cases worldwide and an expected projection to be the fourth cancer diagnosis by 2030. Factors associated with poor prognosis and recurrence, are still limited and controversial among different guidelines. Accumulating evidence highlighted the putative roles miRNAs could exert in...

ePoster #8 | THYROID AND PARATHYROID SURGERY OUTCOMES IN DIABETIC PATIENTS: A NATIONWIDE STUDY

Clinical Science | Endocrine Mohammad Hussein, Eman Toraih, Zaid Alquarashi, Abdallah Attia, Emad Kandil ePoster Presenter: Mohammad Hussein Msc, MD, Tulane School of Medicine Background: Diabetic patients often have several comorbidities and face a higher risk of poor outcomes following major surgeries.  While many thyroid and parathyroid surgeries are elective, ambulatory, and short-duration procedures, the physiologic stress of these surgeries may still adversely affect diabetic patients. Objectives: We hypothesized that the post-operative course of...

ePoster #9 | Vitamin D Insufficiency as a potential Culprit in Critical COVID -19 Patients

Clinical Science | Endocrine Munshi, R., Hussein, M., Toraih, E., Elshazly, R., Jardak, C., Sultana, N., Youssef, M., Mahmoud, M., Attia, A., Fawzy, M., Killackey, M., Kandil, E., Duchesne, J. ePoster Presenter: Ruhul Munshi MD, Tulane School of Medicine Background: As an immune modulator, vitamin D has been implicated in the coronavirus disease‐2019 (COVID‐19) outcome. Objectives: We aim to systematically explore the association of vitamin D serum levels with COVID‐19 severity and prognosis. Methods: The...

ePoster #10 | The Value of Technique-Specific Modifications in Laparoscopy for Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Surgery

Clinical Science | General Surgery Stacey Lynch, Jennifer Kim, Seth Fruge, and Forrest D. Griffen. ePoster Presenter: Stacey Lynch MD, LSU Health - Shreveport Background: Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts are cerebral shunts that drain excess cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) into the peritoneal cavity when there is an obstruction of normal outflow or decreased CSF absorption. VP shunts are commonly used in treating hydrocephalus in both children and adults. Complications of VP shunt placement are...