Internal Medicine Residency News, March 8, 2021

Monday, March 8, 2021

From the Director

It’s ACC Tournament week and into March Madness and MATCH DAY coming up in two short weeks. Admittedly, my NCAA hype is lower than usual given the abysmal performance of our Blue Devils on Saturday, but there is always winning 5 games in 5 days to think about. Bringing this up because someone’s gotta take charge of the IM Res brackets. Reach out to the chiefs if you are game to be bracket-master. 

Please don’t forget that we “spring forward” this weekend. One hour less for you all on nights, but a bright and early morning on Sunday.

Kudos
Kudos this week to Melanie Cabezas and LaShondra Arnold for fantastic Cohen Conferences and to Allen Witt for a great SAR talk. Other kudos to Chelsea Perfect from the VA PRIME staff for her amazing work for a veteran who had some significant emergent needs, to Aubrie Carroll, Chris Wanjiku and Forrest Gamble from Hannah Dzimitrowicz for bringing it to AM report with some strong ENT knowledge, to Harsh Patolia from Matt Abbott for amazing work at the VA and to JD Davy and Bhavik Patel for helping out with some excellent ICU care, right back to Matt Abbott from Harsh for being a superlative VA JAR, to Maxine Chan from Sunny Chung for taking great care of a sick patient, even drawing all the labs! Also to Carlos Rivera-Pratts, Cindy Pabon, Yuxi Zheng and Jonathan Nahmias (psych intern) from former chief Dr. Caroline Sloan for excellent work at DRH, and to Sunny Chung and Ryan Keane from Dr. Gil Acevedo and to Nathan Hirshman from Dr. Diana Medehint and Dr. Liz Hankollari for excellent care of a very sick patient overnight.

Nico KoutlasWelcome to the newest member of the Duke Family Nicholas "Nico" Brooks Koutlas – proud parents Nicholas and Nikki Koutlas!

Pubmed from the Program
This weeks pubmed from the program goes to James Helzberg for his recent publication: Helzburg JH, Dai R, Muir A, et al. Socioeconomic status is associated with the risk of hepatic encephalopathy after transjugular intra-hepatic porto-systemic shunt creation. (2021)Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

Have a great week!
Aimee

From the Chief Residents

 
 
Morning Report: March 9-11, 2021 via Zoom
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
03/9/21

Ambulatory Town Hall

Dr. Dzimitrowicz 7:15 a.m. Zoom
03/10/21 Derm skin cancer Dr. Marano 7:15 a.m. Zoom
03/11/21 Contraception Dr. Stoneking 7:15 a.m. Zoom

 

Academic Half Day: March 12, 2021 via Zoom
 
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location
Rheum/Renal/Endo

Spa and Non-Inflammatory Back Pain

Hematuria/Protienuria

Dr. Andonian

Dr. Okereke

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

--
ID/GI/GIM

ID 101

Abnormal LFTs

Dr. McClain

Dr. Choi

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

--
Card/Heme/Pulm/Onc

General Prevention

N/A

Dr. Shah

--

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

--

 

Noon Conference: March 8-12, 2021
Date Inpatient Topic on Zoom Lecturer Time Location Lunch
03/8/21 SAR Talk Dr. Lautraedou 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Piper's in the Park

03/9/21

Duke Medicine LEADS: Hidden in Plain Sight: Race, GFR, and the Will to Change

Hidden in Plain Sight: Resetting the Racial Disparities Break in FRAX

John K. Roberts, MD, MS, MEd
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

Richard Lee, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition)

12 p.m.

Zoom

Chubby's Tacos

03/10/21

SAR Talk

Dr. Natour 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Chick-fil-A
03/11/21

Cohen Conference

Dr. Obeid 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Secrets Pho & Noodles
03/12/21 Medicine Grand RoundsFellows Choice MGR: Geriatrics: Waves of Confusion: Predicting Postoperative Delirium

Miles Berger, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

Shelley McDonald, DO, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics)

12 p.m.

Zoom

Qspresso

 

 
 
Report Conference Schedule: March 8-12, 2021
Date Topic Lecturer Time
03/8/21

 

VA JAR CAT

Intern Orientation

MS2 Teaching

Duke SAR Report

 

 

Dr. Franco and Dr. Simel

--

Dr. Darlington

Dr. Zheng and Dr. Labriola

 

11 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

03/9/21

VA JAR Case Report

VA Case Intern Report

Duke SAR Report

Duke Intern Report

Dr. Florian and Garbarino

Dr. Kraiter and Dr. Garbarino

Dr. Wei with Dr. Govert

Dr. Gamble with Dr. Labriola

11 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

03/10/21

VA JAR CAT 

Duke SAR Report

Dr. Mosely and Dr. Rao

Dr. Azuzu with Dr. Zaas

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

03/11/21

VA JAR Check-in

VA Intern Case Report

MS2 teaching "Anemia"

QI Report

QI Report

Dr. Darlington and Dr. Garbarino

Dr. Abdulrahim and Dr.Garbarino

Dr. Wu

Dr. Boggan and Dr. Krishnan

Dr. Boggan and Dr. Krishnan

11 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

From the Residency Office

Symposium on Spirituality, Religion, and Mental Health
On the afternoon of Tues., March 16, from 2-5 p.m., most of the Duke psychiatry residents, as well as any interested faculty, trainees, chaplains, or students at Duke, the Durham VA, and Central Regional Hospital, will participate in an afternoon virtual Symposium on Spirituality, Religion, and Mental Health. The event (with schedule embedded in the attached link) will include training on taking a spiritual history, consideration of clinical challenges related to religion and mental health, a panel of local interfaith community leaders, and a panel of health care chaplains. The goal of the event is to promote richer mutual understanding among clinicians, chaplains, and faith leaders, and to explore how this understanding might lead to productive communication and collaboration around patient care. If you are interested in participating, register here.  

Advance Care Planning RCT Trial on Inpatient Medicine
Advance Care Planning Notifications in Duke University Hospital General Inpatient Medicine is a cluster randomized controlled trial evaluating the impact of and response to advance care planning notifications to clinicians caring for patients hospitalized with serious illnesses. This is a continuation of the Advance Care Planning (ACP) QI project on Hospital Medicine. In the QI project, clinicians received email and page notifications for patients at high-risk of death in 30 days and 6 months. As part of the study, clinicians will be automatically enrolled and randomized into a control or intervention arm. The intervention arm will receive notifications for patients at high risk of death in 30 days and 6 months. The control arm will not receive notifications. In either arm, clinicians will determine if a patient is appropriate for an ACP discussion. If a discussion is completed, it can be documented in the advance care planning note in the EHR, and a billing code (99497 and 99498) can be applied. All resources, including palliative care consultation, are available at the clinician’s discretion. Participation is voluntary. If you would like to be excluded or withdraw from the study, please contact Jessica Ma at jessica.ma@duke.edu by March 19. 

Immune Mediated Adverse Events Symposium Virtual Event
Navigating Immunotoxicities from Cancer Therapies presented by the Duke Cancer Network In Collaboration with the Duke Cancer Institute will be held on March 20, 2021. Register online at http://bit.ly/Immunotox21. Registration is $50 Non-Duke healthcare professionals, $200 industry representative – not covered by exhibit fee (This includes industry pharmacists and nurses). If you are interested in exhibiting at this conference, please contact Beth Tanner at 919-681-9869 or beth.tanner@duke.eduLearn more.

Our Wellbeing
The Department of Medicine is keeping an updated list of wellbeing resources during this extraordinary time. Click here for more information.

Feeling down? Need to talk to someone? Opportunities for Wellness
All trainees at Duke have FREE access to Personal Assistance Services (PAS), which is the faculty/employee assistance program of Duke University. The staff of licensed professionals offer confidential assessment, short-term counseling, and referrals to help resolve a range of personal, work, and family problems. PAS services are available free of charge to Duke faculty and staff, and their immediate family members. An appointment to meet with a PAS counselor may be arranged by calling the PAS office at 919-416-1PAS (919-416-1727), Monday through Friday between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. For assistance after hours, residents and fellows can call the Blood and Body Fluid Hotline (115 inside DUH, 919-684-1115 outside) for referral to behavioral health resources. Another resource is Duke Outpatient Psychiatry Referrals at (919) 684-0100 or 1-888-ASK-DUKE. https://www.hr.duke.edu/pas/