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Janet E Fischel, Doreen M Olvet, Richard J Iuli, Wei-Hsin Lu, Latha Chandran
AIM: Curriculum reform in medical schools continues to be an ever-present and challenging activity in medical education. This paper describes one school's experiences with specific curricular innovations that were developed or adapted and targeted to meet a clear set of curricular goals during the curriculum reform process. Those goals included: (a) promoting active learning and learner engagement; (b) establishing early professional identity; and (c) developing physician competencies in an integrated and contextual manner while allowing for individualized learning experiences for the millennial student...
March 11, 2018: Medical Teacher
Thomas V Bilfinger, Denise Albano, Muhammed Perwaiz, Roger Keresztes, Barbara Nemesure
BACKGROUND: Evidence favoring a multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach in the treatment of lung cancer is scarce, especially in the United States. The purpose of the present investigation was to evaluate survival outcomes of lung cancer patients treated with an MDT compared with a traditional care model. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The Stony Brook Cancer Center Registry was used to identify all lung cancer cases diagnosed between 2002 and 2016. We compared survival outcomes among 1956 lung cancer patients participating in our institution's Lung Cancer Evaluation Center's (LCEC) MDT program and 2315 lung cancer patients receiving traditional care...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Lung Cancer
Ian Lubek, Monica Ghabrial, Naomi Ennis, Sara Crann, Amanda Jenkins, Michelle Green, Joel Badali, William Salmon, Janice Moodley, Elizabeth Sulima, Jefferey Yen, Kieran O'Doherty, Paula Barata
A "standard" historiographical overview of the development of health psychology in the United States, alongside behavioral medicine, first summarizes previous disciplinary and professional histories. A "historicist" approach follows, focussing on a collective biographical summary of accumulated contributions of one cohort (1967-1971) at State University of New York at Stony Brook. Foundational developments of the two areas are highlighted, contextualized within their socio-political context, as are innovative cross-boundary collaboration on "precursor" studies from the 1960s and 1970s, before the official disciplines emerged...
March 2018: Journal of Health Psychology
A C Botta, C D Presoto, D Wajngarten, J A D B Campos, P P N S Garcia
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the validity and reliability of the Job Factors Questionnaire, and the influence of gender, academic level and pain/discomfort on dental students' perception regarding risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders. METHODS: One hundred forty-five dental students from Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine participated voluntarily in this study. The survey was organised in two sections: (i) Job Factors Questionnaire with 15 items that evaluated students' perceptions about job/study environmental risk factors and their potential contribution to musculoskeletal disorders...
February 13, 2018: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
Michael Mintz, Shanawaj Khair, Suman Grewal, Joseph F LaComb, Jiyhe Park, Breana Channer, Ramona Rajapakse, Juan Carlos Bucobo, Jonathan M Buscaglia, Farah Monzur, Anupama Chawla, Jie Yang, Charlie E Robertson, Daniel N Frank, Ellen Li
BACKGROUND: Studies of colonoscopic fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) in patients with recurrent CDI, indicate that this is a very effective treatment for preventing further relapses. In order to provide this service at Stony Brook University Hospital, we initiated an open-label prospective study of single colonoscopic FMT among patients with ≥ 2 recurrences of CDI, with the intention of monitoring microbial composition in the recipient before and after FMT, as compared with their respective donor...
2018: PloS One
Robert Svensson-Björk, Julien Hasselmann, Stefan Acosta
PURPOSE OF THE INVESTIGATION: Scar formation is an important, permanent surrogate marker for wound healing. The main aim of this randomized trial was to evaluate the effects of incisional negative pressure wound therapy (iNPWT) on scar formation in uncomplicated wound healing with 3-dimensional (3D) digital imaging. BASIC PROCEDURES: Patients undergoing bilateral inguinal incisions after vascular surgery were randomized to receive iNPWT and standard dressing on separate sides...
January 30, 2018: Wound Repair and Regeneration
Michael B Zlatkin, Deerfield Beach, Mark E Schweitzer, Stony Brook
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February 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
Ramon Abola, Jamie Romeiser, Suman Grewal, Sabeen Rizwan, Rishimani Adsumelli, Ellen Steinberg, Elliott Bennett-Guerrero
Background: Successful breastfeeding is a goal set forth by the World Health Organization to improve neonatal care. Increasingly, patients express the desire to breastfeed, and clinicians should facilitate successful breastfeeding. The primary aim of this study is to determine if postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) or postoperative pain are associated with decreased breastfeeding success after cesarean delivery. Methods: This is a historical cohort study using the Stony Brook Elective Cesarean Delivery Database...
2017: Perioperative Medicine
Kwan Ho Lee, Eun Young Kim, Chan Heun Park, Yong Lai Park, Ji Sup Yun, Ga Young Lee
Purpose: The incidence of thyroid cancer is relatively high, especially in young women, and postoperative scarring after thyroidectomy is an important problem for both patients and clinicians. Currently, there is no available product that can be used for wound protection during thyroid surgery. We used the EASY-EYE_C, a new silicone-based wound protector. Methods: We conducted a double-blind randomized controlled trial to assess the efficacy of the EASY-EYE_C with surgical scars...
November 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
Daniel N Klein, Megan C Finsaas
In this article, we summarize findings from the Stony Brook Temperament Study, which seeks to elucidate the early antecedents and pathways to later depressive and anxiety disorders. The study focuses on parents' internalizing disorders and children's early temperament as distal risk factors that operate, in part, through biobehavioral reward and threat systems. We summarize findings linking parents' emotional disorders and observations of children's early temperament to subsequent neural measures of children's affective processing...
December 2017: Child Development Perspectives
Evonne Kaplan-Liss, Valeri Lantz-Gefroh, Elizabeth Bass, Deirdre Killebrew, Nicholas M Ponzio, Christine Savi, Christine O'Connell
PROBLEM: Medical educators widely accept that health care providers need strong communication skills. The authors sought to develop a course incorporating improvisation to teach health professions students communication skills and build empathy. APPROACH: Teaching health care professionals to communicate more effectively with patients, the public, and each other is a goal of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. The authors designed an interprofessional elective for medical, nursing, and dental students that differed in several respects from traditional communication training...
October 20, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Luis A Marcos, Eric D Spitzer, Rahul Mahapatra, Yupo Ma, Tanya A Halse, Joseph Shea, Michelle Isabelle, Pascal Lapierre, Vincent E Escuyer
We report a case of lymphadenitis caused by Mycobacterium orygis in an immunocompetent person in Stony Brook, New York, USA. Initial real-time PCR assay failed to provide a final subspecies identification within the M. tuberculosis complex, but whole-genome sequencing characterized the isolate as M. orygis.
October 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
Daniel Mockler, Luisa F Escobar-Hoyos, Ali Akalin, Jamie Romeiser, A Laurie Shroyer, Kenneth R Shroyer
Objectives: Previous work in our laboratory identified keratin 17 (K17) as a specific and sensitive biomarker for high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions and cervical squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). K17, however, has not been previously evaluated in endocervical glandular neoplasia. Based on the similar pathogenesis of squamous and glandular lesions of the cervix, we hypothesized that K17 overexpression could also be a diagnostic and/or prognostic biomarker for endocervical neoplasia...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
Adam Arthur, Daniel Hoit, Alexander Coon, Josser E Delgado Almandoz, Lucas Elijovich, Saruhan Cekirge, David Fiorella
INTRODUCTION: The WEB Intra-saccular Therapy (WEB-IT) trial is an investigational device exemption study to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of the WEB device for the treatment of wide-neck bifurcation aneurysms. The neurovascular replicator (Vascular Simulations, Stony Brook, New York, USA) creates a physical environment that replicates patient-specific neurovascular anatomy and hemodynamic physiology, and allows devices to be implanted under fluoroscopic guidance. OBJECTIVE: To report the results of a unique neurovascular replicator-based training program, which was incorporated into the WEB-IT study to optimize technical performance and patient safety...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Jeffrey A Norton, Teresa Kim, Joseph Kim, Martin D McCarter, Kaitlyn J Kelly, Joyce Wong, Jason K Sicklick
INTRODUCTION: The current era of gastric surgery is marked by low morbidity and mortality rates, innovative strategies to approach resections with a minimally invasive fashion or hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), as well as improved understanding of the biology of sporadic and hereditary stromal, neuroendocrine, and epithelial malignancies. METHODS: In 2017, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract convened a State-of-the-Art Conference on Current Surgical Management of Gastric Tumors with both international experts and emerging leaders in the field of gastric surgery...
January 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Lindsay M Kuroki, Mary M Mullen, L Stewart Massad, Ningying Wu, Jingxia Liu, David G Mutch, Matthew A Powell, Andrea R Hagemann, Premal H Thaker, Carolyn K McCourt, Akiva P Novetsky
OBJECTIVE: To compare wound complication rates after skin closure with staples and subcuticular suture in obese gynecology patients undergoing laparotomy through a midline vertical incision. METHODS: In this randomized controlled trial, women with body mass indexes (BMIs) of 30 or greater undergoing surgery by a gynecologic oncologist through a midline vertical incision were randomized to skin closure with staples or subcuticular 4-0 monofilament suture. The primary outcome was the rate of wound complication, defined as the presence of a wound breakdown, or infection, within 8 weeks postoperatively...
July 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jin Hong Min, Kyung Hye Park, Hong Lak Choi, Jung Soo Park, Ji Han Lee, Hoon Kim, Byung Kook Lee, Dong Hun Lee, Taek Gu Lee
PURPOSE: A suture line placed with the same direction as the relaxed skin tension line leads to good healing, but a suture line with over 30 degrees of angle from the relaxed skin tension line leads to longer healing time and more prominent scarring. W-plasty is widely used to change the direction of the scar or to divide it into several split scars. In this study, we applied W-plasty to patients with facial lacerations in the emergency department. METHODS: From June 2012 to December 2014, 35 patients underwent simple repair or W-plasty for facial lacerations...
December 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Leigh E Charvet, Jie Yang, Michael T Shaw, Kathleen Sherman, Lamia Haider, Jianjin Xu, Lauren B Krupp
Cognitive impairment affects more than half of all individuals living with multiple sclerosis (MS). We hypothesized that training at home with an adaptive online cognitive training program would have greater cognitive benefit than ordinary computer games in cognitively-impaired adults with MS. This was a double-blind, randomized, active-placebo-controlled trial. Participants with MS were recruited through Stony Brook Medicine and randomly assigned to either the adaptive cognitive remediation (ACR) program or active control of ordinary computer games for 60 hours over 12 weeks...
2017: PloS One
Danielle Wajngarten, Juliana Alvares Duarte Bonini Campos, Ana Carolina Botta, Patrícia Petromilli Nordi Sasso Garcia
This study aimed to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) scale in Brazilian and American dental students and assess the influence of demographic variables on disability in them. A cross-sectional observational study was conducted with a nonprobabilistic sample. The sample was composed of students of both genders from the School of Dentistry of Araraquara, State University of São Paulo (UNESP) (n = 288), and students from Stony Brook University, New York, NY, USA (n = 149)...
May 10, 2017: Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health
Craig Fryman, Carine Hamo, Siddharth Raghavan, Nirvani Goolsarran
There is mounting evidence that communication and hand-off failures are a root cause of two-thirds of sentinel events in hospitals. Several studies have shown that non-standardized hand-offs have yielded poor patient outcomes and adverse events. At Stony Brook University Hospital, there were numerous reported adverse events related to poor hand-off during the transfer of patient responsibility from one resident caregiver to the next. A resident-conducted root cause analysis identified lack of a standardized hand-off process and formal training on safe and efficient hand-off among caregivers as key contributing factors...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
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