ACS logoWe are proud (to say the least) of the nine General Surgery Residents, as well as the three Medical Students, who have had work selected for presentation at the annual meeting of the American College of Surgeons- South Texas Chapter.  Topics are presented below:

General Surgery Residents

Diana Hook-Dufresne, M.D. : “EVALUATION OF THE MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR BETA-3 INDUCTION OF HUMAN INTESTINAL SMOOTH MUSCLE CELL CONTRACTILE DYSFUNCTION”

Kelvin Allenson, M.D.: “SHORT- AND LONG-TERM MORTALITY COMPARISON USING LOCAL ABLATION OR HEPATIC RESECTION FOR HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA; A PROPENSITY SCORE ADJUSTED ANALYSIS OF THE NATIONAL CANCER DATA BASE”

Lindley Folkerson, M.D.: “COAGULOPATHY AS A PREDICTOR OF MORTALITY AFTER PENETRATING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY”

Julie Holihan, M.D.: “COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY IS NOT RELIABLE IN DIAGNOSING VENTRAL HERNIA RECURRENCE: A BLINDED, MULTI-SPECIALTY EVALUATION”

Zeinab Alawadi, M.D.: “UNDERSTANDING REASONS WHY SURGEONS FAIL TO DISCLOSE MEDICAL ERRORS”

Michelle Scerbo, M.D.: “EARLY DETECTION OF BACTEREMIA IN A SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT USING MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES”

Dhivya Srinivasa, M.D.: “CLINICAL AND IMAGING PREDICTORS FOR POSITIVE ANGIOGRAPHIC FINDINGS IN BLUNT SPLENIC TRAUMA”

Julie Holihan, M.D.: “LAPAROSCOPIC HELLER MYOTOMY FOR TREATMENT OF ACHALASIA”

Lee Hafen, M.D.: “LAPAROSCOPIC MORGAGNI HERNIA REPAIR”

Christopher Goodenough, M.D.: “HERNIA EXPECTATION RATES IN INTRA-ABDOMINAL SURGERY (THE HERNIA PROJECT): A NOVEL RISK STRATIFICATION SCORE FOR INCISIONAL HERNIA FOLLOWING ABDOMINAL SURGERY”

Medical Students working in the Department

Cozette Kale, MS2: “MANAGEMENT OF BLUNT CEREBROVASCULAR INJURY WITH CONCOMITANT INJURIES THAT CONTRAINDICATE ANTITHROMBOTIC THERAPY”

Blessing Oyeniyi, MS2: “DO LESSONS LEARNED ON THE BATTLEFIELD TRANSLATE TO A CIVILIAN TRAUMA CENTER?”

Jay Karri, MS3: “ROLE OF ANTITHROMBIN-III DEFICIENCY IN ENOXAPARIN RESISTANCE IN TRAUMA PATIENTS”

 

Role of Antithrombin-III Deficiency in Enoxaparin Resistance in Trauma Patients