Abstracts

The following list highlights the abstracts accepted for presentation at national and international scientific meetings by EDHM CRP investigators and other EDHM faculty.

Akopov V, Smith W, Thomason S, Graham K, Graham P, Mims C, et al. Streamlining discharge processes utilizing Lean methodology. Presented at the 2010 Southern Hospital Medicine conference.

Akopov V, Thomason S, Smith W, Gitomer R, Graham K, Graham P, et al. Lean methodology and discharge process- Experience of one nursing unit. Presented at the 2011 SHM annual Annual Meeting.

Al Haddad S.  Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia Purpura: The unusual suspect. Presented at the 2012 Southern Hospital Medicine Conference. 

Arthur N. The cough that would not quit. Presented at the 2011 SHM Annual Meeting.

Bhalla V, Georgiopoulou V, Gupta D, Norton C, Cole RT, Kalogeropoulos A, et al. Apolipoprotein A-1 levels and heart failure outcomes. Presented at the 2012 Heart Failure Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting.

Bhalla V, Georgiopoulou V, Kalogeropoulos A, Fike L, Giamouzis G, Norton C, et al. Serum matrix metalloproteinase (MMPS) and their tissue inhibitor (TIMP) levels and outcomes in heart failure. Presented at the 2011 SHM Annual Meeting.

Bhalla V, Georgiopoulou V, Kalogeropoulos A, Fike L, Giamouzis G, Norton C, et al. Serum matrix metalloproteinase (MMPS), their tissue inhibitor (TIMP) levels and length of stay in hospitalized patients with heart failure. Presented at the 2011 SHM Annual Meeting.

Georgiopoulou V, Kalogeropoulos A, De Staercke C, Fike L, Giamouzis G, Bhalla V, Malik A, Laskar S, Smith A, Hooper C, Butler J. Increased levels of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 1 are independently associated with adverse outcomes in outpatients with heart failure. Presented at the 2010 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.

Bonsall JM, D'Souza KR, JonesFoster ZP, Lee JU, Leong T, Morris S, et al. Profound differences in interpretation of communication errors: A retrospective review of adverse outcomes. Won 1st place in the Research Competition at the 2012 Southern Hospital Medicine Conference.

Bonsall J, Smith W, Qatsha K, Webb A, Wiley Z, Maleque N, Akopov V. Improving physician satisfaction and length of stay through better hand-offs. Won 3rd place in the research category at the 2010 Southern Hospital Medicine conference.

Bonsall J, Smith W, Qatsha K, Webb A, Wiley Z, Maleque N, Akopov V. Mandatory and Dedicated Time for Verbal Handovers May Reduce Errors, Improve Physician Satisfaction, and Decrease Length of Stay. Presented at the 2011 SHM Annual Meeting.

Cassidy LA, Lofgren S, Thulasi P, Beer L, Dressler D. Something fishy in Dixie. Won 1st place in the Clinical Vignettes Competition at the 2012 Southern Hospital Medicine Conference.

Clarke K. Not just another case of acute pericarditis. Presented at the 2011 SHM Annual Meeting.

Clarke K, Norrick B, Easley K, Pan Y, Tong D, Razavi B, Hill P, Williams D, Stein J. Reduction of catheter-associated urinary tract infection throught a bundled intervention in a community hospital. Presented at the 2010 Southern Hospital Medicine conference and the 2011 SHM Annual Meeting.

Erb B, Tong D, Gartland B, Stein J. Patterns of peripherally inserted central catheter use among hospitalized patients in a community hospital. Presented at the 2009 SHM Annual Meeting.

Haibach P. A case of malpositioned central venous access? Won an honorable mention at the 2010 Southern Hospital Medicine conference.

Hollberg J, Castle B, Tong D, Stein J. Qualitative and quantitative assessment of teamwork on hospital medicine units indicates weaknesses in cohesiveness, communication, role clarity, and goal clarity. Presented at the 2010 SHM Annual Meeting.

Ko C, Stein J, Dressler D, Rogers B. Professional development for Hospital Medicine physicians: Process and outcomes in a hybrid academic-community program. Presented at the 2011 SHM Annual Meeting.

Kobaidze K, Arthur N, Gilbert J, Mallah J, Akopov V. Hospital Medicine initiative stimulates timely discharges at an urban academic community-based hospital. Presented at the 2010 Southern Hospital Medicine conference.

Kobaidze K, Steinberg J, Gould C, Srinivasan A, Ribner B, Kuhar D, Leeper K, et al.  Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, 2006 - 2008. Presented at the 2009 IDSA meeting.

Kobaidze K, Steinberg J, Kuhar D, Burd E, Jacob J, Flanders, W. Risk factors for acquisition of carbapenem-resistant klebsiella pneumoniae: A case-control study. Presented at the 2011 SHM Annual Meeting.

Kobaidze K, Wise K. A confusing case of confusion. Won first place in the clinical vignettes category at the 2010 Southern Hospital Medicine conference, and presented at the 2011 SHM Annual Meeting.

Langah H, Spicer K, Gebregziabher M, Gordon L. Effectiveness of prolonged fasting 18f-FDG PET-CT in the detection of cardiac sarcoidosis. J Nucl Cardiol. 2009. Available at: http://www.springerlink.com/content/75mjrvl02l4w0435/.

Mathew G, Kho A, Huynh L, Fantz C, Spell N, Dexter P. Development of a Computerized Decision Support System For Critical Laboratory Values and Abnormal Trends on  Discharge. Selected for oral presentation at the 2009 SHM Annual Meeting.

Mohan, A. The health of safety-net hospitals after Massaschusetts Healthcare Reform: Changes in volume, revenue and operating margins from 2006 to 2009. Won the Milton W. Hamolsky Junior Faculty Award at the 2011 Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting.

Moussa M, Mufti F, Shabbir H, Dressler D. The use of prodrome and San Francisco Syncope Rule in managing patients with syncope. Won 2nd place in the research category at the 2010 Southern Hospital Medicine conference, and presented at the 2011 SHM Annual Meeting.

Odetoyinbo D, Stein J, Shabbir H, Ko C, Wang A. Improving physician communication scores on the HCAHPS survey: Early effect of a multifaceted physician-led initiative in a community teaching hospital.  Presented at the 2010 SHM Annual Meeting.

Payne C, Stein J, Dressler D. Teaching residents effective transitions of care: Examining the patient handover from admission to discharge. Presented at the 2011 SHM Annual Meeting.           

Payne C, Stein J, Gandy L, Dressler D. Implementation of a structured electronic tool to improve patient handoffs and resident satisfaction. Presented at the 2010 SHM Annual Meeting.

Reynolds PT,  Maheshwari R, Burklin Y. Hydralazine induced hepatitis. Presented at the 2012 Southern Hospital Medicine Conference.

Shabbir H, Stein J, Tong D, Tejedor S, O'Malley E. Improved Use of Best Practices for Dysglycemia. Presented at the 2008 Canadian Diabetes Association annual meeting.

Shabbir H, Stein J, Ponnambalam S, Botha M. Sustained reductions in inappropriate packed red blood cell utilization through mandatory transfusion order set and complementary educational campaign. Presented at the 2011 SHM Annual Meeting.

Shabbir H, Stone J, Singh A, Tong D. Hospital Medicine education program reduces flouroquinolone use. Presented at the 2010 SHM Annual Meeting.

Shabbir H, Wang A, Stein J, Tong D. Reducing Hypoglycemia in the Intensive Care Unit. Won first prize at the 2009 Southen Hospital Medicine Conference.

Shabbir H, Wang A, Stein J, Tong D. Reducing hypoglycemia in the intensive care unit. Presented at the 2010 SHM Annual Meeting.

Shabbir H, Yousefzadeh M. A multii-discliplinary central line schedule did not improve the rate of central venous catheter placement in septic patients. Presented at the 2010 Southern Hospital Medicine conference and the 2011 SHM Annual Meeting.

Shafiq M, Purdie B, Waltuck J. Remembering Exceptions to the Rules: Systemic sclerosis presenting as pneumonia. Presented at the 9th Annual Southern Hospital Medicine Conference, Atlanta, Ga, poster presentation, November 2008

Smith GR, O'Malley E, Stein J. Use of an Insulin Infusion Conversion Equation (IICE) to Improve Inpatient Glycemic Control. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2008 Mar-Apr;3(S1):40.
 

Stein J, Chesson M, Killian A, Leong T, Still M, Tong D. Combined effect of multidisciplinary bedside rounding and real-time visualization of prophylaxis status on hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism in a surgical intensive care unit. Presented at the 2011 SHM Annual Meeting.

Stein J, Gartland B, Phillips L, Douglas B,  Medley J, Cantrell D. Transferable Quality Improvement Strategy: Automated, Real-Time Display on Nursing Units of Actionable Performance Data. Presented at the 2009 SHM Annual Meeting.

Stein J, Tejedor SC, Shabbir H, Hill C, Dressler D. Effect of Automated, Real-Time Relay of Actionable Performance Data to Nursing Units upon Prevalence of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis.

Stein J, Tejedor SC, Shabbir H, O'Malley E. Situational Awareness Improves Prevalence of VTE Prophylaxis on Multiple Nursing Units. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2008 Mar-Apr;3(S1):40-41.

Stevens M. Pharmacists in the emergency department: A study of feasibility and cost. Won 2nd place in the Research Competition at the 2012 Southern Hospital Medicine Conference.

Tejedor SC, Payne C, Stein J, Dressler D, Tong D. Temporary central venous catheter utilization patterns in a large tertiary care center: Tracking the "idle" central venous catheter. Presented at the 2011 SHM Annual Meeting.

Tejedor SC, Stein J, Garrett G, Jacob J, Phillips L, Meyer E, Reyes MD, et al. Electronic documentation of central line-days: Validation is essential. Presented at that 2011 SHEA Annual Meeting.

Tejedor SC, Stein J, Payne C, Ray S, Ido M, Dressler D, Rask K. Reducing Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections on the Medical Ward by Prompting Removal of Unnecessary Central Venous Catheters. Presented at the 2009 SHM Annual Meeting.

VanderEnde D, Gitomer R, Spell N, Graham K, Wilds T, McKee-Waddle B, et al. A systematic approach to increasing pneumococcal and influenza vaccination rates among hospitalized patients. Won first place in the research category at the Southern Hospital Medicine conference.

VanderEnde D, O'Malley E. A Survey of Hospitalists Transfusion Practices. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2008 Mar-Apr;3(S1):44.


VanderEnde D, Spell N, Graham K, Wilds T, McKee-Waddle B, Hurt L et al. A systematic approach to increasing pneumococcal and influenza vaccination rates among hospitalized patients. Presented at the 2011 SHM Annual Meeting.

VanderEnde D, Topchan K. The Transfusion Practices of Hospitalists at a Single Tertiary Care Center and Their Response to an Educational Intervention. Presented at the 2011 SHM Annual Meeting.

Warford K, Sostre A, Wright W, Grossman S, Samuels O, Walker M. Palliative Care: The Evolution of Support for the Critically Ill Patient. Presented at the 2009 American Association of Neuroscience Nurses annual educational meeting.

Warford K, Sostre A, Wright W, Grossman S, Samuels O, Walker M, Gunther D. Integration of Palliative Care in the Neuro ICU. Presented at the 2009 American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly.

Wise  KR, Akopov VA, Ido MS, Williams BR, Dressler DD, Leeper, KV. Hospitalists Versus Intensivists in ICU: A Prospective Cohort Study Comparing Mortality and Length of Stay Between Two Staffing Models. Presented in the plenary session at the 2009 SHM Annual Meeting.

Wiles ME, Klein R, Rollin F, Dressler D. Acute generalized exanthematous putulosis in a lupus patient recently initiating hydroxychloroquine. Presented at the 2012 Souterhn Hospital Medicine Conference.

Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis