Research

There are many opportunities for research in the PCOM General Surgery Residency Program. Below is an example of some of the published works from our residents.

Publications:

Perea L, Reilly E. Funiculitis Mimicking Appendicitis:  A Rare Culprit. J Pediatr Surg Case Rep 2017; 16: 37-38.

F.B, Fernandez, A. McNicholas, C.A. Butts, A. Martin, S. Butler, K. Sandel, C. Barbera, R. Trupp, R, Spinka, C.W. Schwab, A.W. Ong.  “Tier 3”: Long-Term Experience with a Novel Addiction to a Conventional Two-Tiered Triage System Designed to Expedite Care of Geriatric Trauma Patients.  Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 2016 (Manuscript Submitted)

C.A. Butts, J.J Brady III, S. Wilhelm, L. Castor, A. Sherwood, A. McCall, J. Patch, P. Jones, V.Cortes, A.W. Ong,. Do Simple Bedside Lung Function Tests Predict Morbidity After Rib Fractures?. American Journal of Surgery, 2016 (In Press)

Perea L, Ong A, Trupp R, Wilhelm S, Jones P, Layser S, Butler S, Sandel K, Cortes V, Fernandez F. Pediatric Falls in a Non-pediatric Trauma Center- When is Trauma Team Activation Needed? Am Surg 2016; 82(8): 191-3.

Mubang R, Brady JJ, Mao M, Burfeind W, Puc M. Intradiaphragmatic Bronchogenic Cysts: Case Report and Systematic Review. Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery. 2016;11:79

Melchior, N. Madbak, F. Sacks, D. Traumatic Pulmonary Artery Pseudoaneurysm with Concomitant Pulmonary Embolism. Trauma. 2016; 18(3):224-226.

Madden NJ, Piccolo C, Kunasani R, et al. Celiac artery stent placement for coronary ischemia.  Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2015; 29(6):1319.e11–1319.e14.

Piccolo C, Madden NJ, Famularo M, et al. Partial aneurysmectomy of venous aneurysms in arteriovenous dialysis fistulas.  Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 2015. (In press)

C.A. Butts, A. Benham, F.B. Fernandez, A.W.Ong.  Facial Fractures with Oronasal Hemorrhage in the Elderly: Impact and Outcome.  The American Surgeon. 2015, 81, 306-308.

Brady JJ, Chang R, Kay H. Catamenial Pneumothorax: A Unique Radiologic and Intraoperative Finding. Indian Journal Of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2015

Melchior, N. Case Report: A 65-Year-Old Woman with Suspicious, Advanced Appearing Thymoma Found Incidentally. Journal of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association. 2015; 59:29-32.

Brady JJ, Chang R, Rudoler S. Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy: new modality, new diagnosis. Chest Conference, 2014

Madden NJ, Troutman DA, DeMarsico AJ. A small intestine submucosa extracellular matrix patch in re-operative carotid endarterectomy. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 2014; 114(9): 732-34

Troutman DA, Madden NJ, Dougherty MJ, Calligaro KD. Duplex ultrasound diagnosis of failing stent grafts placed for occlusive disease. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2014; 59(6): 106S (supplement)

Troutman DA, Madden NJ, Dougherty MJ, Calligaro KD.  Duplex ultrasound diagnosis of failing stent grafts placed for occlusive disease.  Journal of Vascular Surgery 2014; 60(6): 1580-84

Ercan, U.K., Joshi, S.S., Yost, A., Gogotsi, N., O’Toole, S., Paff, M., Melchior, E. and Joshi, S.G. Inhibition of Biofilms by Non-Thermal Plasma Treated Novel Solutions. Advances in Microbiology, 2014; 4, 1188-1196.

Troutman DA, Bicking GK, Madden NJ, Domer GS.Aberrant origin of left vertebral artery. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2013; 58(6): 1670

Wright, M.J., Woo, E., Foley, J., Ettenhofer, M.L., Cottingham, M.E., Gooding, A.L., Jang, J., Kim, M.S., Castellon, S.A., Miller, E.N., & Hinkin, C.H. Antiretro- viral adherence and the nature of HIV-associated verbal memory impairment. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences, 2011; 23, 324-331.

Turan, N. Katari, S. Gerson, L. Chalian, R. Foster, MW. Gaughan, JP. Coutifaris, C. Sapienza, C. Inter- and Intra-Individual Variation in Allele-Specific DNA Methylation and Gene Expression in Children Conceived Using Assisted Reproductive Technology. Ed. Jeannie T. Lee. PLoS Genetics 6.7 (2010)

Presentations:

Perea L, Blinman T, Piccione J. Bilateral Congenital Lobar Emphysema: Staged Management. World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons, Washington D.C., October 2016

 Perea L, Madbak F, Sherwood A, Ong A. The Geriatric Traumatic Brain Injury Patient on Aspirin: Does Platelet Transfusion Matter? The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Waikoloa, HI, September 2016

Moyer, J. CT Utilization by Trauma Surgeons: Room for Improvement? Midwest Surgical Association, August 2016

Perea L, Ong A, Trupp R, Wilhelm S, Jones P, Layser S, Butler S, Sandel K, Cortes V, Fernandez F. Pediatric Falls in a Non-pediatric Trauma Center- When is Trauma Team Activation Needed? Southeastern Surgical Congress, Atlanta, GA, February 2016

Madden, N. Primary Debridement versus Revascularization Does Not Affect Limb Salvage in Rutherford Classification V and VI.  Presented at: Delaware Valley Vascular Society Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. April 2015

Zheng, H. Amin, A. Endovascular Treatment of Phlegmasia Cerulean Dolens in a Patient With May-Thurner Syndrome Through Posterior Tibial Vein Access. Presented at: Charing Cross International Vascular Symposium 2014, Delaware Valley Vascular Surgery Symposium 2014.

Brady JJ, Chang R, Rudoler S. Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy: new modality, new diagnosis. Chest Conference, 2014

Madden, N. Duplex ultrasound diagnosis of failing stent grafts placed for occlusive disease. Presented at:  Delaware Valley Vascular Society Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, April 2014; Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2014; Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons, Boston, MA, September, 2014

Madden, N. Partial Aneurysmectomy of Venous Aneurysms in Arteriovenous Dialysis Fistulas: Retrospective Analysis. Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons, Boston, MA, September, 2014

Madden, N. Celiac Stent Placement for Coronary Ischemia. Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons, Boston, MA, September, 2014

Madden, N. Use of EVAR for rAAAs in a Non-University Based System. Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV, November 2013

Madden, N. Mini-Maze Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation: Mid-Term Outcomes from a Community Hospital.  Presented at: Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, October 2010; Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association’s Annual Clinical Assembly, King of Prussia, PA, May 2011;  Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV November 2013

Barton, J. Role of Infection in Alzheimer’s disease pathology. Presented at: PCOM Annual Research Day, Philadelphia, PA. May 2012; AOA Conference, San Diego, CA. October 2012.