Research Presentations

Residents completing basic science and/or clinical research have successfully submitted abstracts to present at local, regional, and national meetings. Both platform and poster presentations have been given at meetings hosted by the Academic Surgical Congress, American Burn Association, American Colleges of Surgeons, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, and many others.

A listing of selected titles of presentations given over the 2012-2013 academic year is as follows:

Basic Science

  • Extracellular Superoxide Dismutase (EcSOD) Suppresses Hypoxia-Inducible Factor-1-alpha (HIF-1a) and Inhibits Growth in Pancreatic Cancer
  • Extracellular Superoxide Dismutase Promotes Pancreatic Cancer Liver Metastasis
  • Germline Mutations of the SMAD4 Promoter in Juvenile Polyposis
  • High TFAP2C/Low CD44 Expressing Breast Cancers Are Associated With An Increased Rate Of Pathologic Complete Response With Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Inhibition Of TAK1 Decreases Colon Cancer Cell Survival By Thiol-dependent Oxidative Stress
  • Overexpression of Membrane Proteins in Primary and Metastatic Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • RET Inhibitor Combined with Anti-Estrogen Therapy Offers a New Treatment Strategy for Breast Cancer
  • TFAP2C Regulates Erk1/2 Activation and Cell Proliferation Through the Ret Receptor in Breast Carcinoma

Clinical Research

  • A Pediatric Cervical Spine Clearance Protocol To Reduce Radiation Exposure in Children
  • An Evaluation Of Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Who Develop Colorectal Cancer
  • Factors Associated with Conversion from Laparoscopic to Open Colectomy using the NSQIP Database
  • Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Elective Splenectomy for Hematologic Disorders
  • Operative Complications Associated with Non-Therapeutic Laparotomy in Patients with Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer
  • Outcomes And Complications Associated with Hernia Repair In Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Results of Positron Emission Tomography in Pancreatic Cancer: Routine Use is Not Justified
  • Strict Enforcement of a Resuscitation Protocol Eliminates Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in Burn Patients
  • The Surgical Apgar Score in Automated Assessment of Readmission Risk
  • Unplanned Readmissions in Colorectal Surgery are Identifiable prior to Discharge using Predictive Analytics

A listing of selected titles of presentations given over the 2013-2014 academic year is as follows:    

Basic Science

  • A Novel Animal Model for Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • A Practical Method to Determine the Site of Unknown Primary in Metastatic Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Factors Associated with Success of Somatostatin Receptor Scintigraphy to Localize the Primary in Small Bowel Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Gastric Inhibitory Polypeptide Receptor: A Future Alternative to Somatostatin Type 2 Receptor Imaging and Treatment in Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Gene Expression in Neuroendocrine Tumor Liver Metastases Accurately Distinguishes Between Pancreas and Small Bowel Primary Tumors
  • High Expression of Somatostatin Type 2 Receptor (SSTR2) and Gastric Inhibitory Polypeptide Receptor (GIPR) in Stomach and Duodenal Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs)
  • TFAP2C Regulates Breast Tumor Growth and Sensitivity to Vandetanib through Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor
  • TAK-1 and Thioredoxin Metabolism Inhibition: A Potentially Powerful Combination Therapy fir Kras-Mutated Colon Cancers
  • Tyrosine-Kinase Expression Predicts Response to Sunitinib in Breast Cancer
  • Vandetanib Increases the Efficacy of Tamoxifen in a Preclinical Luminal Breast Cancer Model

Clinical Research

  • A Single Institution Experience with 85 Consecutive Robotic-Assisted Pelvic Dissections
  • All Hands on Deck: Hand Replantation Versus Transplantation
  • An Assessment of Jejunostomy Tube Placement in Patients Undergoing Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Adenocarcinoma: Routine Placement is not Justified
  • Inadequate Staging and Treatment in Rectal Cancer: A Seer-Medicare Analysis
  • Impact of Preoperative Radiation on Short-Term Outcomes in Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis
  • Improvement in Pancreatectomy Outcomes: Lessons Learned from Applying Evidence-Based Practice
  • Machine Learning Algorithm for Accurate, Automated, Real-Time Prediction of Surgical Site Infections using EHR Data
  • Nurse Staffing, Intensity-of-Care, and Readmissions in Colorectal Surgery
  • Preoperative Blood Transfusions are Associated with Increased Risk of Infectious Complications in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Resident Involvement in the Post-Operative Conversation: An Underutilized Opportunity to Develop Resident Communication Skills
  • Segmental Resection for the Treatment of Congenital Pulmonary Malformations

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