Projects and Abstracts

Internal Medicine Residency Program

Projects and Abstracts

Examples of Recent Resident Research Projects & Abstracts

  • Better Team Dynamics Result in Improved Medical Decision Making in Simulated Rapid Response Team Calls Led by Medical Residents – Dr. Burke
  • Extremes Of Body Mass Do Not Affect Outcomes In Critically Injured Children – Dr. Gauntt
  • Factors contributing to readmissions for patients with ischemic heart disease – Dr. V. Patel
  • Prediction of coronary artery and abdominal aortic calcium in middle-aged adults using the Pathobiological Determinants of Atherosclerosis in Youth (PDAY) risk score: the CARDIA study – Dr. Prendergast
  • Statewide Retrospective Review of Familial Pancreatic Cancer in Delaware and Frequency of Genetic Mutations in Pancreatic Cancer Kindreds – Dr. Baig
  • Rituximab – A Friend or Foe in Ulcerative Colitis? – Dr. Baig
  • A Horse of a Different Color: Rhodococcus equi Infectious Endocarditis in an Immunocompetent Host – Dr. Hurst
  • Persistent Lactic Acidosis after Treatment of Diabetic Ketoacidosis – A Common Metabolic Derangement or Something More Insidious? – Dr. Deitchman
  • Group A Streptococcus: An Infrequent, but Deadly Killer – Dr. Facciolo
  • A Confusing Case of Confusion: Hyperammonemia without Hepatic Failure – Dr. Gaukler
  • Giant Bilateral Adrenal Masses in a Man with Untreated 21-hydroxylase-deficient Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia – Dr. Gauntt
  • Will you Kiss and Tell? EBV-associated Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis — Dr. Niphadkar and Dr. Hanson
  • ColoRectal Assistance Program for Screening (CRAPS) – Dr. Gauntt
  • The Color Purple: Maintaining Patients’ Wishes – Dr. V. Patel and Dr. Lammly
  • Implementing Business of Medicine into Residency Education – Dr. V. Patel and Dr. Sprott
  • Outcomes of Ventilator Associated Events (VAE) at a Large Academic Community Health Care Center – Dr. Silverman
  • Universal Gowning and Gloving Reduces Health Care Worker Clothing Contamination – Dr. Williams
  • Implementation of New Ventilator-associated Event Surveillance in a Community-based Academic Healthcare Center — Dr. Silverman
  • What Goes Around, Comes Around – A Case of Cyclical Cushing’s Syndrome – Dr. Sethi
  • Ipilimumab-induced Hypophysitis Precipitating Chronic Hormone Replacement – Dr. Persad

Examples of Current/Ongoing Resident Research Projects

  • Identifying Barriers among Internal Medicine Residents in the Treatment of Obesity – Dr. Philip
  • Treatment of Obesity by the Resident Physician in the Primary Care Clinic – Dr. Philip
  • Does sedation lead to increased ventilator-associated complications: a Retrospective Cohort Study in a Large Community Hospital – Dr. Silverman
  • HIV point of care Screening – Dr. Zepeda
  • Accuracy of ICD-9 Codes and NHSN Lab-ID surveillance in detecting cases of Hospital-Acquired Clostridium difficile Infection When Compared to Traditional Infection Prevention Based Surveillance – Dr. Facciolo
  • Case series reporting of nontuberculosis, nonavium mycobacterial lung disease – Dr. Lammly
  • INBRE Identification of comorbid conditions that render MICU admission low benefit – Dr. Slack
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Management Lags in Patients with Congestive Heart Failure – Dr. Burke

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