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September 2021

  1. Dunaway B., Blue N., Jagtap R., “Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ): A Case Report and Review of Literature”. Poster Presentation. American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. October 2021.

  2. Jagtap R., Selin Yesiltepe, Ibrahim Sevki Bayrakdar, Kaan Orhan, Özer Çelik “A Deep-Learning Model for Idiopathic Osteosclerosis Detection on Dental Panoramic Radiographs”. Oral Presentation. American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. October 2021.

  3. Maihle, N., Wyatt, T., Robinson, L., Wylie, K., Coleman, T., Stepleman, S. The Ovarian Cancer Academy: A New Paradigm in Biomedical Research Training. 2021 AAMC Group on Research, Education, and Training (GREAT) Virtual Conference, October 5, 2021.

  4. Saripalli S., Stacks A., Taylor C., Jagtap R., Panoramic and Cone-Beam CT Analysis of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologies: A Review of Interesting Cases and Correlation with Multi-detector CT. Oral presentation. American Society of Head and Neck Radiology, September 2021.

July 2021

  1. Jagtap, R., Amasya, H., Jadhav, A., Shumilov, E., Orhan, K. Evaluation of knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of dentists towards artificial intelligence (AI) in dentistry: a national survey. Poster presentation, International Congress of Dento-Maxillofacial Radiology, March 2021.

  2. Jagtap, R., Bhat, M., Mehta, N., Gupta, S. Dilemma with implant placement in patient with florid cemento-osseous dysplasia: a literature review. Poster presentation, International Congress of Dento-Maxillofacial Radiology, March 2021.

  3. Jagtap, R., Kirk, P., Dellinger, T. Ectopic eruption of mandibular second molar in the coronoid process: a case report and review of literature. Poster presentation, International Congress of Dento-Maxillofacial Radiology, March 2021.

June 2021

  1. Mason, C.L., Alexander, M.E., Morris, R.F., and Calimaran, A.L. Diagnosis of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Prompted by “Smart” Watch. 2021 Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Annual Meeting, May 2021.

    “Smart” watches are growing in popularity and an evolving area of interest to the medical community. Their biosensor technology and wireless data communication present opportunities for their clinical use. Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM), a rare yet significant form of reversible dilated cardiomyopathy, is a leading cause of maternal death in the U.S. Anesthesiologists may encounter PPCM when caring for obstetrical patients. This report describes the first case of PPCM wherein initial suspicion was prompted by tachycardia detected via the patient’s “smart” watch. 
  1. Melton, S.C. Update of Medical Care and Pharmacologic Therapies for Patients with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2. Family Medicine Update 2021 Conference, May 21, 2021.

    The objectives of the presentation were to discuss the epidemiology of diabetes and the impact it has on Mississippi, screening guidelines and classification and diagnosis of pre-diabetes and diabetes, principles of pre diabetes and diabetes treatment, current guidelines on pharmacologic management of Type 2 Diabetes, summary of characteristics and clinical outcomes of current hypoglycemic agents available, and general recommendations for starting insulin therapy.

May 2021

  1. Ferris, T.S., Pearlman, R.L., Wilkerson, A.H., Griffin, D.B., Cobb, E.K., McCowan, H.K., Bhattacharya, K., Leo, J.T., Melton, S.C., and Nahar, V.K. A Systematic Narrative Review of Skin Cancer Educational Interventions for Non-Medical Skin Care Professionals. Brigham and Women’s Hospital Dermatology Medical Student Virtual Research Symposium, May, 2021.

    The aim of this study was to systematically review skin cancer educational interventions for non-medical skin care professionals and assess the efficacy of these interventions in improving knowledge and practices related to skin cancer prevention. 
  1. Harrigill, M., Pearlman, R.L., Black, W.H., Davis, R.E., Ford, M.A., Brodell, R.T., and Nahar, V.K.Utility of Health Belief Model (HBM) to Predict Sun Protection Behaviors among Patients with Keratinocyte Carcinoma. Brigham and Women’s Hospital Dermatology Medical Student Virtual Research Symposium, May, 2021.

    The aim of this study was to test the utility of the Health Belief Model (HBM) constructs (i.e., perceived susceptibility, perceived severity, perceived benefits, perceived barriers, cues to action, and self-efficacy) in predicting SPBs among patients diagnosed with Keratinocyte Carcinoma.
  1. Hong, J., Nahar, V.K., Kolatorowicz, A., and Gassler, J. (2021). Anatomic and Morphometric Differences Between Sexes in the Calcaneonavicular (Spring) Ligament. American Association of Clinical Anatomists, Annual Meeting, June-July, 2021.

    The purpose of this study is to compare the anatomy of the spring ligament of males to females for variations in morphology: length, width, and thickness. 
  1. Morris, R.W., Chaudry, J.R., Stronach, B.M., Reed, C.D., Becker, B.P. (2021, March 13-17). Hip bone connected to the back bone: Spinopelvic measurements in hip arthroplasty imaging [Poster session]. Society of Skeletal Radiology 44th Annual Scientific Meeting (virtual).

    The relationship between the spine, pelvis and hip has become increasingly recognized as an important cause of hip arthroplasty complications, including dislocation. This spinopelvic relationship has become an important topic in orthopedics, with an eye toward understanding and preventing these complications. Here we provide an overview of the spinopelvic relationship, along with its various measurements and their application to imaging of the hip arthroplasty patient.
  1. Morris, R.W., Nutter, K.M., Kennedy, D.P., Weatherly, B.B., Carson, J.D. (2021, April 18-22). Coming full circle: Enhancing evaluation of the rotator cuff and labrum using a radial MRI sequence [Poster session]. American Roentgen Ray Society 2021 Annual Meeting (virtual).

    Imaging of the shoulder using a sequence obtained in a radial fashion can help to better visualize the rotator cuff tendons along their course, and particularly at their insertions where most tears occur. The imaging plane is rotated around a point in the center of the humeral head, creating images that are largely parallel to the long axis of the rotator cuff at all imaging points. Similarly, the radially acquired images are optimally oriented to obtain true cross-sectional images of the glenoid labrum, which is instead primarily sectioned obliquely on conventional images. In addition to providing an enhanced evaluation of the rotator cuff and labrum, the radial sequence can also be valuable in education, helping trainees to better visualize and understand pathology of the shoulder. 
  1. Pearlman, R.L., Bhattacharya, K., Inguva, S., Brodell, R.T., and Nahar, V.K. (2021). Comorbidities of Psoriasis Worsen Patient Psychological, Physical, and Mental Well-Being. Southern Dermatology Consortium Resident Research Day, Annual Meeting, February, 2021.

    Do comorbidities affect health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in psoriasis patients? 
  1. Penny, K., Sharma, M., Flischel, A.E., Brodell, R.T., and Nahar, V.K. Applying a Novel Theory to Self-Management Behaviors in Atopic Dermatitis: A Case of Multi-Theory Model (MTM) for Health Behavior Change for Educational Interventions. Brigham and Women’s Hospital Dermatology Medical Student Virtual Research Symposium, May, 2021.

    This article reviews the challenges in managing Atopic Dermatitis that are targeted by psychological and educational strategies and discusses the impact of behavioral theories in chronic disease.
  1. Preda-Naumescu, A., Pearlman, R. L., Inguva, S., Bhattacharya, K., Cobb, E. K., Melton, S.C., and Nahar, V.K.Medical Comorbidities, Health-Related Quality of Life, and Psychological Distress among Diabetics with Dermatological Conditions. Brigham and Women’s Hospital Dermatology Medical Student Virtual Research Symposium, May, 2021.

    This study assessed the prevalence of comorbid conditions in Diabetics Without current Dermatological Conditions (DWDC) versus Diabetics with any Dermatological Conditions (DDC). The effects of dermatological conditions on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and psychological distress were compared between these two patient groups.

March 2021

  1. Brooks JT. Putting the “R” Back Into SRS: Building a research program without support. SRS Annual Meeting Lunchtime Symposium. February 28, 2021. Changed from Phoenix, AZ to Virtual.

    Invited Speaker and Moderator.

  2. Brooks JT, Murphy RF, El-Hawary R, Mcdonald T, Sponseller PD, Vitale MG, Oetgen M, Wright P, Fitzgerald RE, Cahill PJ, Sukkarieh H. Quantity vs quality of distal fixation points in neuromuscular early onset scoliosis: Does it matter? International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis And Growing Spine. November 14, 2020. (Virtual)

  3. Matson, S. The opioid crisis and treatment of adolescents and young adults with medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD). Children’s Hospital Foundation Paul and Ann Milburn Lecture, University of Oklahoma Department of Pediatrics. March 10, 2021.

  4. McDonald TC, Wright PB, Brooks JT, Sukkarieh H. The value-added benefit of utilizing two attending surgeons for patients with scoliosis secondary to cerebral palsy. 2020 International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques. July 6 - December 31, 2020. (Virtual)

  5. Pinto M, Randhawa R, Bhanat E, Brooks JT. The Gladden Society Honor Roll: A ranking of orthopaedic residency programs by percentage of Black residents. AMA Research Symposium. December 3-6, 2020. (Virtual)

February 2021

  1. Kalikkot-Thekkeveedu, R., Hughes, T.J., Yimer, W.K., Alur, P. Respiratory severity scores correlate with weight for length Z scores in infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Southern Society for Pediatric Research, February 2021.