General Surgery Residency Program Scholarly Activity

Presentations

Accepted for National Presentation of e-poster: Owen H Wangensteen Scientific Forum, Clinical Congress, American College of Surgery. Virtual Oct. 4-7, 2020. ICU Readmission, Enoch Yeung, MD

Poster presentation: Accepted for Endocrine Society ENDO 2020 San Francisco, California, March 28–31, 2020.  
Adrenalectomy, A Rural Teaching Hospital Experience
Alice Shen, MD, David Bertsch, MD, Burt Cagir, MD

National Podium Presentation: Western Trauma Association, Feb 23-28, 2020, Sun Valley, Idaho
Oral Ethanol versus Benzodiazepines as Prophylaxis for Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome
Presenters: Adeolu Adeboye, MD, Amber Hussain, MD, Paul Granet, MD, Robert Behm, MD

National Podium Presentations: Academic Surgical Congress (ASC), Orlando Florida, February 4-6, 2020.

  1. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Program Surgical Outcomes in Rural Community Hospital
    Authors: Lauren Colom, MD (Presenter), Enoch Yeung, MD, Nicole Teeter, RN, BSN, Nan Walsh MS, CRNP, Thomas VanderMeer, MD, FACS, Jean Miner, MD, MMEL, FACS
  2. Sunny with a Chance of Appendicitis
    Authors: Cara Hannigan, MD (Presenter), Arpitha Pamula, BS*, Angela Hudock*, Heather Norman, MD, Patrick Faughnan, MS, Jason Granet, MD, FACS, Robert Behm, MD, FACS
  3. Incidence of Delayed Intracranial Bleeding in Patients with Isolated Blunt Head Trauma on Antithrombotic Therapy  
    Authors: Mohammad Sultany, MD (Presenter), Leah Thomas, BS*, Daniel Scheese, BS, MBS*, Philip McPhail, MD, Oscar Guillamondegui, MD, MPH, FACS, Burt Cagir, MD, FACS, Jason Granet, MD, FACS, Robert Behm, MD, FACS
  4. Impact of a distracted driving campaign in a rural community high school.
    Authors: Jennifer Brown, MD (Presenter), Melissa Ross, RN, BSN, Lisa LaRock, RN, BSN, CCRN, PHRN, Daniel Scheese, BS, MBA, Jonathan Jackson, BS*, Arpitha Pamula, BS*, Angela Hudock*, Mikayla Benjamin, Jason Granet, MD, FACS, Robert Behm, MD, FACS
  5. Impact of a protocol utilizing water-soluble contrast in adhesive small bowel obstruction
    Authors: Luke Dombert, MD (Presenter), Brandon Bullock, BS*, Amber Hussain, DO, Xujun Liu, MD, Patrick Faughnan, MS, Danielle Pigneri, MD, Addison May, MD, FACS, Trey Mathews, BS*, Kristy Semenza, MD*, Jason Granet, MD, FACS, Robert Behm, MD, FACS
  6. Lets’ Talk: An investigation into the elderly population’s understanding of code status
    Authors: Xujun Liu, MD (Presenter), Margaret Galatioto, BS*, Yuan Stevenson, MD, Laura Mitchell, CRFNP, Jessica Ragan, CRFNP, Stefani Tsirigotis, AGACNP, Francoise Vermeylen, MS, Andrew Trecartin, MD, Jason Granet, MD, FACS, Robert Behm MD FACS
  7. The Addition of an Acute Care Surgery Service and its Impact on Appendicitis Outcomes
    Authors: Robert Jameson, MD (Presenter), Morgan Novakovich, BS*, Ana Rahman, BS*, Zoya Rahman, BS*, Jason Granet, MD, FACS, Robert Behm, MD, FACS
  8. Utilizing Strategic Lunch Tactics to Optimize Trauma Team Performance
    Authors: Robert Jameson, MD (Presenter), Keith Sharpton MD, Danielle Pigneri MD, Robert Behm MD, FACS
  9. Successful closure of abdominal fascial defects in contaminated fields using polypropylene mesh and vacuum-assisted closure dressing 
    Authors: Enoch Yeung, MD (Presenter), Matthew Kaster, BS*,Cynthia Wung, DDS, Daniel Scheese, BS*, Trey Mathews, BS*, Gabrielle Prezkop, BS*, Laura Lockhard, BS*, Daniel Golden, MD, FACS, Jason Granet, MD, FACS, Robert Behm, MD, FACS

*GCSOM medical student, Guthrie Scholar, undergrad student or high school student

Regional Podium Presentation: The Keystone Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (KCACS) Reading, PA November 15, 2019
Impact of protocol utilizing water soluble contrast in adhesive small bowel obstruction
Presenters: Luke Dombert, MD, Amber Hussain, MD, Robert Behm, MD

Regional Podium Presentation: The Keystone Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (KCACS) Reading, PA November 15, 2019
Peritoneal dialysis outcomes in obese individuals:  a retrospective review
Presenters: Yuan Stevenson, MD, Nan Walsh, CRNP, Robert Fanelli, MD

Regional Podium Presentation: Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) 23rd Annual Conference, October 17, 2019
Oral Ethanol versus Benzodiazepines as Prophylaxis for Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome
Presenters: Adeolu Adeboye, MD, Amber Hussain, MD, Paul Granet, MD, Robert Behm, MD

National Podium Presentation: 62nd Annual Scientific Conference in Nashville, TN, October 10, 2018
Injury Severity Score alone predicts mortality when compared to EMS scene time and transport time for motor vehicle trauma patients who arrive alive to hospital.
R Lovely, A Trecartin, G Ologun, A Johnson, S Svintozelskiy, F Vermeylen, D Thiel, D Golden, S Casos, J Granet, R Behm.

Regional Poster Presentation: 22nd Annual PA Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) Conference in Harrisburg PA, October 2018
A novel protocol to maintain continuous access to thawed plasma at a rural trauma center.
C Hannigan, G Ologun, A Trecartin, L Colom, R Bloomdahl, A Schall, L LaRock, B Tubby, J Granet, RJ Behm.

National Poster Presentation: 70th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Surgical Congress in Napa Valley, CA,  April 2018
A case of C. difficile colitis: Is there a simpler surgical solution?
DA Pigneri, AM Johnston, MC Bristol, R Behm, PJ Granet.

National Oral Presentation: 14th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, Houston, TX February 6, 2019
Utilization of Nurse Practitioners Improves Surgical Resident Education and ABSITE Scores
Presenter: Amber Hussain, DO.  Authors: A. Hussain, D. Golden, S. Casos, L. Mitchell, S. Tsirgotis, J. Ragan, A. Pamula, J. Miner, B. Cagir, R. Behm

National Oral Presentation:  Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST)
32nd Annual Scientific Assembly, Austin, TX, January 16, 2019
A novel protocol to maintain continuous access to thawed plasma at a rural trauma center
Presenter: Cara Hannigan, MD, Gabriel Ologun, MD, Andrew Trecartin, MD, Lauren Colom, MD, Ry Bloomdahl, MD, Amanda Schall, MS I, Lisa La Rock, RN, BSN, CCRN, PHRN, Barbara Tubby, MTSBB, Jason Granet, MD, FACS, Robert Behm, MD, MD FACS

Regional Poster Presentation: Keystone Chapter Annual Scientific (KCAS) Meeting, Hershey PA, November 2, 2018. 
Let’s Talk: An Investigation into the Elderly Population’s Understanding of Code Status
Presenter: Yuan Stevenson, MD.  Authors: Margaret Galatioto, BS, Yuan Stevenson, MD, Laura Mitchell, CRFNP, Stefani Tsirigotis, AGACNP, Francoise Vermeylen, MS, Andrew Trecartin, MD, Robert Behm MD FACS.

Regional Poster Presentation: Keystone Chapter Annual Scientific (KCAS) Meeting, Hershey PA, November 2, 2018. 
The Addition of Nurse Practitioners to an Acute Care Surgery Service Supports Resident Education Leading to Improved Absite Scores
Presenter: Amber Hussain, DO

National Podium Presentation: Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, Nashville TN, October 2018
Distracted Driving Among Hospital Employees at a Rural Trauma Center
Presenter: Lauren Colom, MD.   Authors: N. Rana, M. Ross, RJ. Behm, PJ. Granet, L. LaRock

National Podium Presentation: Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, Nashville TN, presenting October 2018
Distracted Driving Among Hospital Employees at a Rural Trauma Center
Presenter: N. Rana, M. Ross, RJ. Behm, PJ. Granet, L. LaRock

National Poster Presentation: SSAT – 60th Annual Meeting, Digestive Disease Week, June 2-5, 2018, Washington DC
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Rectum
Presenter(s): Cagir B, Berlot A, Keller H. 

National Podium Presentation: Association of Program Directors in Surgery (APDS), May 2018
Creation of Evaluation Committees for Provision of Structured Resident Feedback Improved Resident Perception & Satisfaction with Performance Evaluations.
Presenter(s): T. VanderMeer, E. Skipton, S. Marica, D. Golden, B.Cagir

National Podium Presentation: Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) in Chicago, November 2017
Creating a Culture of Pulmonary Hygiene to Prevent Pneumonia.
Presenter(s): G. O. Ologun, RJ. Behm, A. Trecartin, P. Mcphail, A. Johnston, PJ. Granet, M. Kester

National Poster Presentation: Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) in Chicago, November 2017
Alcohol vs Benzodiazepine Based Protocols for Delirium Tremens: Comparing Use in Relation to Outcomes in Trauma.
Presenter(s): A. Johnston, RJ. Behm, A. Hussain, PJ. Granet

National Podium Presentation: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) Surgical Oncology Conference, October 2017
Management of Early Rectal Cancer (pT 1/ T 2) After Local Excision with High Risk Features
Presenter(s): G. O. Ologun

Regional Poster Presentation: PA Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) Meeting in Pittsburgh PA, October 2017
Creating a Culture of Pulmonary Hygiene to Prevent Pneumonia.
Presenter(s): N.D. Chea, RJ. Behm, L. LaRock, A. Johnston, M. Wagner

Other Presentation: The SCORE Portal, October 2017
Item writer for the Miscellaneous Trauma Quiz; TWIS Quiz Development Committee of SCORE
Presenter: D. Golden

Regional Poster Presentation: PA Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) Meeting in Pittsburgh PA, October 2017 
Increased Awareness Decreases Incidence of Distracted Driving.
Presenter(s): RJ. Behm, N. Rana, PJ. Granet, A. Trecartin, M. Ross, L. LaRock, N. Cumbo

National Podium Presentation: Trauma Center Association of America (TCAA) National Meeting in Myrtle Beach SC, May 2017,
The impact of a monthly trauma surgeon peer review on open abdomen rate
Presenter(s): A. Johnston, R.J. Behm, D. Thiel, L. LaRock

Other Presentation: American College of Surgeons (ACS) Fundamentals of Surgery, January 2017
Curriculum Content Reviewer
Presenter: M. Silviu

Publications

Hilary R. Keller, Davinna L. Ligons, Can Li, Sujin Hwang, Megan A. Luckey, Assiatu Crossman, Vanja Lazarevic, Yoo Kyoung Park and Jung Hyun Park. “Tissue retention of CD4 T cells is refractory to the forced expression of integrin CD103.” Frontiers in Immunology. Under review as of September 2020. Manuscript ID: 590368

Adam T. Waickman, Hilary R. Keller, Tae-Hyoun Kim, Megan A. Luckey, Xuguang Tai, Changwan Hong, Carmen Molina-Paris, Scott T.R. Walsh, and Jung-Hyun Park. “The cytokine receptor IL-7Rα is a negative regulator of IL-2 receptor signaling.” iScience. Accepted for publication as of July 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2020.101421.

Hilary R. Keller, Hye Kyung Kim, Yuna Jo, Ronald E. Gress, Changwan Hong, and Jung-Hyun Park. “Abundance and availability of the cytokine receptor IL-2Rβ (CD122) constrain lymphopenia-induced homeostatic proliferation of naïve CD4 T cells.” Journal of Immunology. May 2020. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1901276.

Hilary R. Keller. “Resistance to therapy in metastatic melanoma: comparing the expression of immune inhibitory modulators in vitro with refractory metastatic melanoma patients.” UQ Masters Thesis. March 2020. doi: 10.14264/uql.2020.524.

Megan A. Luckey, Tae-Hyoun Kim, Praveen Prakhar, Hilary R. Keller, Assiatu Crossman, Seeyoung Choi, Paul E. Love, Scott T.R. Walsh, Jung-Hyun Park. “SOCS3 is a suppressor of γc cytokine signaling and constrains generation of murine Foxp3+ regulatory T cells.” European Journal of Immunology. March 2020. doi:10.1002/eji.201948307.

Hilary R. Keller, Ashley Berlot, Burt Cagir. “Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Rectum; A Rural Tertiary Care Center Experience.” Gastroenterology. May 2018. 154 (6) S-1352 - S-1353; doi: 10.1016/S0016-5085(18)34427-5.

Alice Shen, Gabriel O. Ologun, Hilary R. Keller, Lawrence Sampson. “Natural History Of an Untreated Type 1 Endoleak: A Case Report.” Cureus. July 2017; 9(7): e1507. doi:10.7759/cureus.1507.

Hilary R. Keller, Jessica L. Record, and Neil U. Lall. “Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type I in a 30-Year-Old Male.” The Ochsner Journal. June 2018. 18 (2) 170-175; doi: 10.31486/toj.17.0019.

Hilary R. Keller, Xin Zhang, Li Li, Helmut Schaider, and James W. Wells. “Overcoming Resistance to Targeted Therapy with Immunotherapy and Combination Therapy for Metastatic Melanoma.” Oncotarget. June 2017. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.18523.

Rare aetiology of abdominal pain: contained abscess secondary to perforated jejunal diverticulitis.
Yeung E, Kumar V, Dewar Z, Behm R.BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Sep 2;13(9):e235974. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2020-235974.PMID: 32878834

Rural Healthcare Center Preparation and Readiness Response to Threat of COVID-19
Brown J, Guru S, Williams K, Florentino R, Miner J, Cagir B.
[published online ahead of print, 2020 Apr 10]. J Am Coll Surg. 2020;S1072-7515(20)30311-2.

Rolling a trauma patient onto the right side increases sensitivity of FAST examination
Pigneri, DA, Behm, RJ, Granet, PJ.
J Clin Ultrasound. 2020; 48: 152– 155. doi: 10.1002/jcu.22797

Predictors of and Outcomes after Readmission to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Cecillia Lui, MD, Enoch Yeung, MD, Jane Long, BA, Alejandro Suarez-Pierre, MD, Xun Zhou, MD, Marc Sussman, MD, Glenn J.R. Whitman, MD, FACS
Journal of the American College of Surgeons. October 2019; Volume 229, Issue 4, Supplement 1, Pages S48–S49DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2019.08.120

Rethinking the Use of Routine Platelet Transfusions for Head Injured Patients on Antiplatelet Therapy.  
Ologun G O, Pamula A, Alegbejo-Olarinoye M, Granet P, Behm R.
Cureus. 2019 Nov 12. 11(11): e6136. doi:10.7759/cureus.6136

Superior Sagittal Sinus Tumor Eroding through the Skull: An Unfamiliar Presentation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Literature Review.
Sadik KW, Dayoub H, Bonatti H.
Case Rep Surg. 2019 Nov 4;2019:5945726. doi: 10.1155/2019/5945726. eCollection 2019.
PMID:31781465

Ectopic Endometriosis Seeded to the Rectus Muscle.
Ologun GO, Hannigan C, Kwarteng E, Bambil A, Bertsch D.
Cureus. 2019 Oct 9;11(10):e5873. doi: 10.7759/cureus.5873.
PMID:31763096

Endometriosis of the Vermiform Appendix Presenting as Acute Appendicitis.
Adeboye A, Ologun GO, Njoku D, Miner J.
Cureus. 2019 Oct 1;11(10):e5816. doi: 10.7759/cureus.5816.
PMID:31737458

Celiac Artery Compression Syndrome in a Middle-age Woman Treated Laparoscopically.
Ologun GOSnyder H, Hannigan C, Njoku D, Aman M.
Cureus. 2019 Sep 6;11(9):e5582. doi: 10.7759/cureus.5582.
PMID:31696001

Addition of Advanced Practice Providers May Improve ABSITE Scores Through Enhanced Resident Education.
Hussain A, Trecartin A, Golden D, Mitchell L, Pamula A, Vermeylen F, Cagir B, Behm R. J Surg Res 2019; 242: 264-269 PMID: 31108344. DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2019.03.045

A Novel Protocol to Maintain Continuous Access to Thawed Plasma at a Rural Trauma Center.
C Hannigan, G Ologun, A Trecartin, L Colom, R Bloomdahl, A Schall, L LaRock, B Tubby, J Granet, RJ Behm.  Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.
2019 Aug 5. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002472.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Rectum 
Cagir B, Berlot A, Keller H.
Gastroenterology, 2018 May,154 (6), Pages S-1352–S-1353 

Correlation between the Amount of Clothing a Person is Wearing while Sustaining a Ballistic Injury and Wound Infection Rates.
Lovely R, Behm R, Ologun G, Trecartin A, Johnston A
(2018) J Univer Surg. (2018) Vol.6 No.2:10 doi: 10.21767/2254-6758.100100

An awareness campaign decreases distracted driving among hospital employees at a rural trauma center.
N Rana, M Ross, L LaRock, J Mele, N Cumbo, L Colom, A Trecartin, J Granet, R Behm.
Traffic Inj Prev. 2018;19(sup2):S165-S167. DOI: 10.1080/15389588.2018.1532216

Injury Severity Score alone predicts mortality when compared to EMS scene time and transport time for motor vehicle trauma patients who arrive alive to hospital.
R Lovely, A Trecartin, G Ologun, A Johnson, S Svintozelskiy, F Vermeylen, D Thiel, D Golden, S Casos, J Granet, R Behm.
Traffic Inj Prev. 2018;19(sup2):S167-S168. DOI: 10.1080/15389588.2018.1532217

Outcome trends and safety measures after 30years of laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a systematic review and pooled data analysis.
Pucher PH, Brunt LM, Davies N, Linsk A, Munshi A, Rodriguez HA, Fingerhut A, Fanelli RD, Asbun H, Aggarwal R; SAGES Safe Cholecystectomy Task Force.

Barrett's esophagus before and after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for severe obesity.
Andrew B, Alley JB, Aguilar CE, Fanelli RD.
Surg Endosc. 2018 Feb;32(2):930-936. doi: 10.1007/s00464-017-5768-6. Epub 2017 Aug 4. PMID:28779257

Retained Gallstone Presenting as Large Intra-abdominal Mass Four Years after Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.
G.O. Ologun, R. Lovely, M. Sultany, M. Aman, Jan-18, Cureus 10(1): e2030. doi:10.7759/cureus.2030

Successful Retrieval of a Retained Rectal Foreign Body in the Emergency Department
G. O. Ologun, Y. Stevenson,B. Cagir, P. Granet, P. McPhail, Jan-18 Cureus 10(1): e2025. doi:10.7759/cureus.2025
PMID: 29531878

Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration.
Zerey M, Haggerty S, Richardson W, Santos B, Fanelli R, Brunt LM, Stefanidis D.
Surg Endosc. 2017 Dec 22. doi: 10.1007/s00464-017-5991-1. PMID:29273878

Successful use of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta in the treatment of ruptured 8.5-cm splenic artery aneurysm.
Ologun G, Sharpton K, Granet P.
J Vasc Surg. 2017 Dec;66(6):1873-1875. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.05.138. Epub 2017 Sep 27, PMID:28958475

Evaluation of crowd-sourced assessment of the critical view of safety in laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Deal SB, Stefanidis D, Telem D, Fanelli RD, McDonald M, Ujiki M, Michael Brunt L, Alseidi AA.
Surg Endosc. 2017 Dec;31(12):5094-5100. doi: 10.1007/s00464-017-5574-1. Epub 2017 Apr 25. PMID:28444497

Retroperitoneal Mass Masquerading as Failure to Thrive in a 91-year-old Woman
G.O. Ologun, N Yarze, D. Bertsch, J MwesigeCureus.2017 Nov 8;9(11):e1831. doi: 10.7759/cureus.1831. PMID: 29326860

Anal Melanoma in an Elderly Woman Masquerading as HemorrhoidG.O. Ologun, Y Stevenson, A Shen, NK Rana, A Hussain, D Bertsch, B Cagir. Nov-17, Cureus 9(11): e1880. doi:10.7759/cureus.1880. PMID: 29387509

Successful use of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta in the treatment of ruptured 8.5-cm splenic artery aneurysm, G.O. Ologun, K. Sharpton, P.J. Granet, J Vasc Surg.2017 Dec;66(6):1873-1875. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.05.138. Epub 2017 Sep 27

Acute Brachial Artery Occlusion in an Elderly Patient With Acute Myocardial Ischemia,
G.O. Ologun, C. Bohan, T. Lau, M. Sultany, A. Trecartin, Z. Wolfe, S. Marica, L. Sampson, U. Ballehaninna, SEP-17 Cureus 9(9): e1700. doi:10.7759/cureus.1700. PMID: 29159007

Fulminant Hepatic Failure and Fatal Cerebral Edema Following Clostridium perfringens Bacteremia: Case Report and Review of LiteratureA. Shen, G.O. Ologun, R Behm, Sep-17, Cureus 9(9): e1714. doi:10.7759/cureus.1714
PMID:29188158

Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome after Laparoscopic Appendectomy in a Young Adult
G.O. Ologun, D. Ridley, N.D. Chea, D. Golden, A. Lihau-N’Kanza, P. McPhail, Sep-17, Cureus 9(9):e1664. doi:10.7759/cureus.1664. PMID: 29152421

Giant Adrenal Mass in a Super Obese Patient
G.O. Ologun, ZM Patel, A Adeboye, M Guduru, D. Trostle, T VanderMeer, D. Bertsch, Aug-17, Cureus 9(8):e1572. doi:10.7759/cureus.1572, PMID:29057184

Barrett's esophagus before and after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for severe obesityB. Andrew, JB Alley, CE Aguilar, RD Fanelli. Surg Endosc.2018 Feb;32(2):930-936. doi: 10.1007/s00464-017-5768-6. Epub 2017 Aug 4.PMID: 28779257

Natural History Of an Untreated Type 1 Endoleak: A Case Report, A. Shen, G.O. Ologun, H. Keller, L. Sampson,
Cureus. 2017 Jul; 9(7): e1507. Published online 2017 Jul 24.doi:10.7759/cureus.1507, PMID:28948127

Management of a posterior mediastinal Gardner fibroma causing critical airway stenosis in a resource limited setting, K. Clouthier, A. Trecartin, I Saintilus, B Jean-Baptiste, P. Charles, A. Eyssallenne, J Stein, H Ford, A Silverman, Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports, Volume 20, May2017, Pages 17-20, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsc.2017.02.011

SAGES clinical spotlight review: intraoperative cholangiography.
Hope WW, Fanelli R, Walsh DS, Narula VK, Price R, Stefanidis D, Richardson WS.
Surg Endosc. 2017 May;31(5):2007-2016. doi: 10.1007/s00464-016-5320-0. Epub 2017 Mar 31. PMID:28364147

Rectal Cancer, B. Cagir, G.O. Ologun, D. Trostle, March 2017

Tissue Engineering Functional Gastrointestinal Regions: The Importance of Stem and Progenitor Cells, A. Trecartin, T. Grikscheit, March 28, 2017, Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2017 Oct 3;7(10). pii: a025700. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a025700. PMID: 28320829

Book Chapter Publications

Babiker HM, Cagir B. Cancer, Anal. StatPearls Publishing [Internet]; January 2019, PMID: 28722921.

Matthew G, Cagir B.  Fecal Impaction.  StatPearls Publishing [Internet]; January 2018, PMID: 28846345.

Recio-Boiles A, Cagir B.  Cancer, Colon.  StatPearls Publishing [Internet]; January 2019, PMID: 29262132.

Taherian M, Samankan S, Cagir B. Amebic Colitis.  StatPearls Publishing [Internet]; January 2019, PMID: 31194394.

Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding, B. Cagir, G.O. Ologun,G.F. Chico, E Cirincione, KJ Manas, August 2017,

Rectal Cancer, B. Cagir, G.O. Ologun, D. Trostle, March 2017

Tissue Engineering Functional Gastrointestinal Regions: The Importance of Stem and Progenitor Cells, A. Trecartin, T. Grikscheit, March 28, 2017, Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2017 Oct 3;7(10). pii: a025700. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a025700. PMID: 28320829

Stanley Conklin Research Day

Stanley Conklin Research Day Presentations:  The Guthrie Clinic April 24, 2020

Jennifer Brown, MD – Oral presentation 3rd Place Award
Trauma Outreach Program Significantly Impacts Distracted Driving at Local High Schools
Melissa Ross, RN, BSN, Lisa LaRock, RN, BSN, CCRN, PHRN, Daniel Scheese, BS, MBA, Jonathan Jackson, BS, Arpitha Pamula, BS, Angela Hudock, Mikayla Benjamin, Jason Granet, MD, FACS, Robert Behm, MD, FACS

Adeolu Adeboye, MD – Oral presentation 5th Place Award
Oral Ethanol versus Benzodiazepines as Prophylaxis for Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome
Gabrielle Prezkop, BS, Amber Hussain, DO, Harrison Eckert, BS, Karen Williams, PharmD, Jason Granet, MD, Robert Behm, MD

Robert Jameson, MD – Poster 1st Place Award
The Addition of an Acute Care Surgery Service: Impact on Appendicitis
Morgan Novakovich, Ana Rahman, Zoya Rahman, Jason Granet, MD, Robert Behm, MD

Enoch Yeung, MD – Poster 2nd Place Award
Using Synthetic Mesh and a Vacuum Assisted Closure Dressing in Closure of Abdominal Fascial Defects in Damage Control Surgery: is it an acceptable option
Matthew Kaster, BS, Cynthia Wung, DDS, Daniel Scheese, Trey Mathews, Gabrielle Prezkop, Laura Lockard, Daniel Golden MD, FACS, Jason Granet, MD, FACS, Robert Behm, MD, FACS

Luke Dombert, MD –3rd Place Award for Poster; Oral Presentation
Impact of Protocol Utilizing Water Soluble Contrast for Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction
Amber Hussain, DO, Brandon Bullock, BS, Xujun Liu, MD, Patrick Faughnan, MD, Danielle Pigneri, MD, Addison May, MD, FACS, Trey Mathews, BS, Kristy Semenza MD, Jason Granet, MD

Cara Hannigan, MD - Poster
Sunny with a Chance of Appendicitis
Arpitha Pamula, Angela Hudock, Heather Norman, MD, Patrick Faughnan, Jason Granet, MD FACS, Robert Behm, MD, FACS

Yuan Stevenson, MD - Poster
Should We Offer Peritoneal Dialysis to Obese Patients?
Nan Walsh, CRNP, YiXiao Lin, Jagmeet Singh, MD, Robert D Fanelli, MD,MHA, FACS, FASGE

 

General Surgery Residents Presented Outstanding Scholarly Activity Projects for the 2nd Annual Stanley Conklin Research Day Held April 5, 2019:

Doctor lecturing class
 

Oral Presentations

 

Amber Hussain, DO

Addition of Nurse Practitioners May Improve ABSITE Scores

Mohammad Sultany, MD Third Place for Oral Presentation

Incidence of Delayed Intracranial Bleeding in Patients with Isolated Blunt Head Trauma on Antithrombotic Therapy

 

Poster Presentations – Research, QI, Cases

 Contributors

Mohammad Sulaiman Sultany, MD

Incidence of Delayed Intracranial Bleeding in Elderly Falls Patients on Antithrombotic Therapy

Burt Cagir M.D.; Philip McPhail M.D.; Leah Thomas; Robert Behm M.D

Ry Bloomdahl, MD, MPH

The Baby with the Bathwater: When Self-assessment and Non-self-assessment Methods Fail to Predict Unsafe Drivers and to Protect the Driving Public

Jason Granet, MD, FACS, Robert Behm, MD, FACS

Yuan Stevenson, MD

Does routine EGD prior to EUS reveal findings of significance?

Nan Walsh, CRNP, Robert Fanelli, MD, MHA, FACS, FASGE

Lauren Colom, MD         
First Place for QI poster

Implementation of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Program for Colorectal Surgery Patients

Nicole Teeter, RN, BSN, Nan Walsh MS, CRNP, Thomas VanderMeer, MD, FACS, Jean Miner, MD, MMEL, FACS

Ry Bloomdahl, MD, MPH

A Novel Protocol to Maintain Continuous Access to Thawed Plasma at a Rural Trauma Center

Cara Hannigan, MD, Gabe Ologun, MD, Andrew Trecartin, MD, Lauren Colom, MD, Amanda Schall, MS I, Lisa LaRock, RN, BSN, CCRN, PHRN, Barbara Tubby, MTSBB, Jason Granet, MD, FACS, Robert Behm, MD, FACS

Adeolu Adeboye, MD

Endometriosis of the Vermiform Appendix Presenting as Acute Appendicitis

Gabriel Ologun, MD, Jean Miner, MD

Tianyu (Asher) Shang, MD

Isolated Brachial Artery Injury in the Absence Osseus Fractures due to High Speed Blunt Trauma

Zachary Sporn, Robert Behm, MD, A. Appleton, MD, Silviu Marica, MD

Two medical students from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) who worked with General Surgery Residents and Faculty on two research projects tied for first place in the student research poster category at Stanley Conklin Research Day:

  • Management of Small Bowel Obstruction: A Clinical and Financial Perspective
    Authors:Trey Mathew, Brandon Bullock, Amber Hussain, DO, Robert Behm, MD
  • Using Glasgow Coma Scale to Predict Outcomes After Traumatic Brain Injury
    Authors:  Daniel Scheese, Ashley Wojciechowski, Cara Hannigan, MD, Robert Behm, MD

2018 Stanley Conklin Research Day:

residents at conference Residents and medical students at Guthrie participated in the first Stanley Conklin Research Day on Friday, April 13, 2018. The event showcased research projects, and included oral and poster presentations. These were judged by a panel of current and past Guthrie physicians, and awards were given in a number of categories.

Congratulations to the General Surgery Award Winners:

Resident presenting research Category – Oral Presentations
2nd prize:
Navpreet Rana, MSc., DO for “Distracted Driving Among Hospital Employees at a Rural Trauma Center”
Acknowledgments: Melissa Ross, RN, BSN; Robert Behm, MD; Jason Granet, MD; Lisa LaRock, RN, BSN, CCRN, PHRN

Category – Case Reports and Research
1st Prize:
Nhean Dawance Chea, MD for “Creating a Culture of Pulmonary Hygiene to Prevent Pneumonia in Trauma Patients”
Contributors: Alex Johnston, MD; Lisa LaRock, RN, BSN, CCRN, PHRN; Mary Wenger, RN, BSN, CCRN, TCRN; Robert Behm, MD

General Surgery Residents Presented Numerous Outstanding Scholarly Activity Projects for the 1st Annual Stanley Conklin Research Day:
 

Oral Presentations

 

Dr. Navpreet Rana

Distracted Driving Among Hospital Employees at a Rural Trauma Center

Dr. Cara Hannigan

Fresh Frozen Plasma in the Trauma Bay

 

Poster Presentations - Research

Contributors

Dr. Hillary Keller

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Rectum

Ashley Berlot, Laura Fitzgerald, MPH, Burt Cagir MD, FACS

Dr. Nhean D. Chea

Creating a Culture of Pulmonary Hygiene to Prevent Pneumonia in Trauma Patients

Alex Johnston, MD, Lisa LaRock, RN, BSN, CCRN, PHRN, Mary Wenger, RN, BSN, CCRN, TCRN, Robert Behm, MD

Dr. Amber Hussain

Alcohol vs Benzodiazepine Based Protocols for Deliriuim Tremens Comparing Use in Relation to Outcomes in Trauma

Robert Behm, MD

Dr. Gabriel Ologun

Anal Melanoma Masquerading as a Hemorrhoid in an Elderly Woman

Yuan Stevenson, MD, Alice Shen,MD Navpreet Rana, DO, Amber Hussain, DO, David Bertsch, MD, Burt Cagir, MD

Dr. Alice Shen

Adrenalectomy, A Rural Hospital Experience

David Bertsch, MD, Burt Cagir, MD