Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
December 2011

Submission deadline:
November 4, 2011

E-mail: bishopdl@upmc.edu

Spring Meeting of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM), Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2011

  • Duffy B, Buranosky R, Bost J, McNeil M. "Improving Communication Skills and Transitions of Care: Development of a Discharge Summary Curriculum for Internal Medicine Interns." Poster.
  • Hasley P, Buranosky R, Simak D, Herrle S. "Using Systems-Based Practice to Meet the 130: An Innovative Curriculum Designed to Improve Continuity of Care." Workshop.
  • Munshi A, Duffy B, Abdul-Baki H, Torre D. "A Mirror or See-Through Glass? Understanding and Orienting the International Medical Graduate." Workshop.
  • Spagnoletti CL, McNamara M, Spencer A, Bonnema R, McNeil MA. "Workshop Preparation and Presentation at a Regional or National Meeting: A Valuable Form of Scholarship." Workshop.

Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), Phoenix, Arizona, May 2011

  • Aujesky D, Roy PM, Verschuren F, Righini M, Osterwalder J, Egloff M, Renaud B, Verhamme P, Legall C, Sanchez O, Stone RA, Pugh N, Ngako A, Cornuz J, Hugli O, Beer HJ, Perrier A, Fine MJ, Yealy DM. "An International, Randomized Non-inferiority Trial of Outpatient versus Inpatient Treatment for Pulmonary Embolism." Plenary paper.
  • Benson M, Hasley PB. "A Rash Decision: Not Simply Another Atopic Dermatitis." Poster.
  • Borrero S, Duffy B, Hess R, McNeil M, Munshi A. "Female Urinary Incontinence: We Don't Ask, They Don't Tell? How to Fix the Leak." Workshop.
  • Borrero S, Mor MK, Zhao X, McNeil MA, Ibrahim SA, Hayes P. "Contraceptive Care in the VA Healthcare System." Oral presentation.
  • Bryk J, Day H, Hasley PB. "Swollen Arm. Need for Alarm?" Poster.
  • Bump GM, Hernandez CA, Manjarrez EC, Elnicki DM. "Faculty Supervision and Feedback on Resident Sign-Out: A Hands-On, How-To Workshop to Improve Sign-Out." Workshop.
  • Conroy MB, Sward K, Spadaro K, Jones BL, Shenay J, Kriska AM, Kapoor WN. "Effectiveness of a Primary Care Physical Activity Intervention for Obese, Middle-Aged Women: 12-Week Results from the Healthy Bodies, Healthy Hearts Study." Workshop.
  • Day H, Eckstrom E, Kutner J, Landefeld S. "Developing a Research Agenda in Geriatrics Clinical Care and Practice Reform." Workshop.
  • Denton D, Elnicki DM, Ward L. "Hypertension: Tips for Managing Difficult to Control Blood Pressure in the Office." Oral abstract.
  • Gellad WF, Mor MK, Zhao X, Donohue JM, Good CB, Fine MJ. "Variation in Prescription Use among Patients with Diabetes in the VA Healthcare System." Oral presentation.
  • Gonzalo J, Duffy BL, Torre D, Elnicki DM. "The Role Models of Bedside Teachers: A Qualitative Analysis." Poster.
  • Jacob J, Hasley PB, Day H. "Seeing Past the Surface: A Case of MRSA Endophthalmitis." Poster.
  • Jasti H, Donehoo J, Simak D. "'Medherence': Examining Patient and Medical Resident Perceptions and Behaviors toward Medication Adherence." Electronic poster.
  • Katsouli A, Elnicki DM. "Septic Pulmonary Emboli Associated with Facial Abscess." Poster.
  • Kinosian B, Day H, Boling P, Walter L, Leipzig R. "To Screen or Not to Screen: Preventive Care of Frail Elders in an Era of Patient Centeredness and Pay for Performance." Workshop.
  • Lee JS, Primack BA, Mor MK, Stone RA, Obrosky DS, Yealy DM, Fine MJ. "Does Performance of Evidence-Based Processes of Care Improve Survival for Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia?" Poster.
  • Nawaz H, Elnicki DM. "Multiple Myeloma Presenting as Renal Failure." Poster.
  • Preisner R, Khurana A, Jenkins L. "Primary Care Procedure Clinic Doubles Medical Residents' Experience Doing Knee and Shoulder Injections." Poster.
  • Ragsdale J, Spagnoletti CL, Van Deusen R. "The Many Faces a Generalist Encounters: Reading Facial Expressions as a Way of Improving Doctor-Patient Communication." Workshop.
  • Rollman BL, Belnap BH, He F, Mazumdar S, Schulberg HC, Reynolds CF. "A Positive PHQ-2 Depression Screen among Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients Predicts Lower Levels of Life and Elevated 12-Month Mortality." Oral presentation.
  • Saligram S, Boongird S, Hernandez C. "Potential Warfarin and Acetaminophen Interaction." Poster.
  • Saligram S, Innasimuthu A, Hernandez C. "Anomalous Coronary Artery." Poster.
  • Schwarz EB. "Contraception for Women with Chronic Medical Conditions." Oral presentation.
  • Schwarz EB, Miller RG, McNamara M, Walsh J. "Update in Women's Health 2011." Oral presentation.
  • Schwarz EB, Parisi SM, Sobota M, Nothnagle M, Chuang C. "Primary Care Provider Perceptions of Rates of Unintended Pregnancy and Contraceptive Effectiveness." Oral abstract.
  • Sgro G, Hasley PB, Day H. "Pheresis Forever?" Poster.
  • Tabas G. "A Novel Approach to Teaching the Management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Using Virtual Patient Technology." Oral presentation.
  • Tawa L, Elnicki DM. "A Case of Guillain Barré Syndrome in the Immediate Postpartum Period." Poster.
  • West E, Spagnoletti CL, McNamara M, Cantor A. "The Periodic Well-Woman Exam." Workshop.
  • Williams S, Hess R, Parisi SM, Handler S, Shevchik G, Kapoor W, Schwarz EB. "Integrating Patient-Reported Information into an EMR to Ensure Safe Prescribing to Women of Childbearing Potential." Oral abstract.

Other Meetings

  • Belnap BH, Rollman BL, He F, Mazumdar S, Schulberg HC, Reynolds CF. "A Standardized Protocol for Managing Suicidal Ideation in Depressed Research Subjects." Poster. 69th Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, San Antonio, Texas, March 2011.
  • Broyles LM. "SBIRT Research and Implementation with Medical Inpatients." Abstract. Medical-Scientific Conference of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Washington, DC, April 2011.
  • Fowler NR, Boustani M, Frame A, Perkins A, Monahan P, Gao S. "Who Refuses the Diagnostic Assessment for Dementia in Primary Care?" Poster. International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease, Paris, France, July 2011.
  • Fowler NR, Chen Y, Donohue J. "Impact of Prescription Drug Coverage on Use of Antidementia Drugs." Poster. Annual Research Meeting of AcademyHealth, Seattle, Washington, June 2011.
  • Fowler NR, Gao S, Frame A, Perkins A, Monahan P, Boustani M. "Patients' Attitudes towards and Acceptance of Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Primary Care." Poster. Annual Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society, Washington, DC, May 2011.
  • Fowler NR, Gao S, Frame A, Perkins A, Monahan P, Boustani M. "Patients' Attitudes towards and Acceptance of Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Primary Care." Poster. International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease, Paris, France, July 2011.
  • Gordon AJ. "Opioid Agonist Therapy in the VA: Trends, Barriers, and Solutions." Oral symposium. Medical-Scientific Conference of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Washington, DC, April 2011.
  • Landsittel D, Yabes J, Chen YF, Paravati A, Heron D. "Tree Models for Identifying Prognostic Subgroups in Comparative Effectiveness Research." Poster. Symposium on Methods for Developing and Analyzing Clinically Rich Data for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Washington, DC, June 2011.
  • Rollman B, Belnap BH, He F, Mazumdar S, Schulberg HC, Reynolds CF. "Impact of Collaborative Care for Depression Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery by Baseline Mood Symptom Severity." Oral presentation. 69th Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, San Antonio, Texas, March 2011.
  • Saligram S, Bielefeldt K. "Opioids and Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome." Poster. Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, Illinois, May 2011.
  • Saligram S, Fasanella K, McGrath K. "Endoscopic Therapy for Superficial Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus." Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, Illinois, May 2011.
  • Schwarz EB. "Applying the US Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraception: Clinical Cases." Contraceptive Technology Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2011.
  • Schwarz EB. "Highly Effective Reversible Contraception: A Procedure Skills Acquisition Workshop." Workshop. Meeting of the American College of Physicians, San Diego, California, April 2011.
  • Schwarz EB. "Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Interesting Cases." Invited presentation. Contraceptive Technology Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2011.
  • Schwarz EB. "Off-Label Uses of Contraception: Addressing Women's Noncontraceptive Health Needs." Invited presentation. Contraceptive Technology Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2011.
  • Tindle HA, Chang Y, Kuller LH, Shiffman S, Schmidhofer M, Liu S, Howard B, Womack C, Curb JD, Johnson KC, Martin LW, Eaton CB, Safford M, Li W, Freiberg MS. "The Major Impact of Smoking on Mortality in Postmenopausal Women." Abstract. 23rd Annual Scientific Retreat of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 2011.
  • Williams S, Akers AY, Schwarz EB. "Associations between Current Contraceptive Use and Quality of Life among Women of Reproductive Age." Abstract. Annual Clinical Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, DC, May 2011.