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Our Program in Numbers

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Board Pass Rate: For first time test takers who took the American Board of Pediatrics certifying exam in 2018 and 2017, the pass rate was 90% (9/10) and in 2016, 92% (11/12).

Scholarly Activity: During the last academic year, pediatric faculty and residents presented 22 posters and platforms at 62 scientific and professional meetings. The department published 12 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals in 2017-2018; 3 residents were co-authors of these publications and 2 of them were first authors.

Regional and National Conference

2016-2018

  • Janezcko M, Leister K, Paoletti A.  Immature RBC indices and jaundice in neonates with ABO isoimmunization. Poster presentation EMCP Research Week 05/2018, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Morris JM, Ajayi S, Aleem S, Pease ME, Mowes A, Anday EK, Bhandari V. Correlation of clinical signs of chorioamnionitis with histological chorioamnionitis. Poster presentation ESPR 3/2018, Philadelphia PA;  poster presentation PAS 5/2018, Toronto, Canada; and poster presentation at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Research day (June 2018), Philadelphia, PA.
  • Morris JM, Ajayi S, Aleem S, Pease ME, Mowes A, Anday EK, Bhandari V. Correlation of clinical and/or histological chorioamnionitis with Early Onset Neonatal Sepsis and other Outcomes in Neonates.  Poster presentation ESPR 3/2018, Philadelphia PA; poster presentation PAS 5/2018, Toronto, Canada; and poster presentation at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Research day (June 2018), Philadelphia, PA.
  • Ekambaram M, Irigoyen M, Paoletti A, Siddiqui I.  Screening for neonatal Hypoglycemia in breastfeeding newborns increases risk for supplementation.  Poster presentation ESPR 3/16/2018, Philadelphia PA; poster presentation EMCP Research Week 05/208, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Mottola N, Leib S, Loona S, Pressman M, Paoletti A.  Documentation of Psychosocial Screeners in the HER. Poster presentation ESPR 3/16/2018, Philadelphia PA, and poster presentation PAS 5/8/2018, Toronto, Canada; Poster presentationAPHA 11/1-14/2018, San Diego, CA; and poster presentation EMCP Research Week 05/208, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Guerguis S, Rouchou B, Valladares E, Mottola N, Paoletti A, Abuali M.   Comparison of Outpatient Antibiotic Prescribing Patterns between Pediatric Academic and community practices.  Platform presentation ESPR 3/17/2018, Philadelphia PA, poster presentation PAS 5/7/2018, Toronto, Canada, and poster presentation EMCP Research Week 05/2018, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Kazmierczak M, Beardmore D, Bradley-Dodds K,  Mottola M, Suflas R.  Resident burnout, depression and wellbeing: a multi-specialty survey. Platform presentation ESPR 3/17/2018, Philadelphia PA, and poster presentation PAS 5/5/2018, Toronto, Canada.
  • Fatima S, Taylor M, Paoletti A, Thompson ED, Esteban-Cruciani N.  Head CT Scan in Children Undergoing Lumbar Puncture for Suspected Meningitis. Platform presentation ESPR 3/17/2018, Philadelphia PA, poster presentation PAS 5/8/2018, Toronto, Canada; poster presentation EMCP Research Week 05/2018, Philadelphia, PA; and poster presentation Pediatric Hospital Medicine 07/2018, Atlanta, GA.
  • Irigoyen M, Leib S, Paoletti A. Healthcare Utilization in CenteringParenting and Individual Well Baby Care in a Low income Community. Platform presentation ESPR 3/17/2018, Philadelphia PA; poster presentation PAS 5/7/2018, Toronto, Canada;poster presentation EMCP Research Week 05/2018, Philadelphia, PA; poster presentation CityMatCH Leadership and MCH Epidemiology Conference, 9/2018, Portland, Oregon; and poster presentation APHA 11/2018, San Diego, CA.
  • Tran N, Siddiqui S, Sosnovsky A, et al.   A Novel Surgical Procedure for Frenotomy using a New Slot Retractor.  Platform presentation ESPR 3/17/2018, Philadelphia PA, and poster presentation PAS 5/8/2018, Toronto, Canada. 
  • Siddiqui S, Sosnovsky A, Tran N, et al.  Successful Long-Term Breastfeeding with Early Frenotomy using a Novel Slot Retractor Design.  Platform presentation ESPR 3/17/2018, Philadelphia PA.
  • El Saie AL, Pease E, Taleb M, Aleem S, Salvador A, Cameron G.   Do antenatal steroids benefit all late preterm infants? Poster presentation ESPR 3/18/2018, Philadelphia PA, and poster presentation PAS 5/8/2018, Toronto, Canada; and poster presentation EMCP Research Week 05/2018, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Ekambaram M, Mikhno A, Kavalla R, Taylor M, Cameron G.  Predictors of Hypoglycemia in Infants of Mothers with Pre-Gestational Diabetes. Poster presentation ESPR 3/18/2018, Philadelphia PA; and poster presentation EMCP Research Week 05/2018, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Sharma S, Schutzman DL, Gold S, White C, Goldberg J, Hirsch D.  Association of delivery of posterior arm during shoulder dystocia with humeral fractures and brachial plexus injury. Poster presentation ESPR 3/18/2018, Philadelphia PA, and poster presentation PAS 5/8/2018, Toronto, Canada.
  • Taleb M, Cohen M, Schutzman DL, Goldberg J, Hirsch D.  Description of a single center cohort of humeral fractures at birth. Poster presentation ESPR 3/18/2018, Philadelphia PA.
  • Rouchou B, Leib S, Irigoyen M.  Pediatric Resident Preparedness for Caring for CSHCN. Poster presentation ESPR 3/18/2018, Philadelphia PA; poster presentation PAS 5/7/2018, Toronto, Canada; and poster presentation EMCP Research Week 05/2018, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Leib S, Loona S, Pressman M, Paoletti A, Irigoyen M.  Association of Food Insecurity with Psychosocial Determinants of Health.  Poster presentation ESPR 3/18/2018, Philadelphia PA, and poster presentation PAS 5/8/2018, Toronto, Canada; Poster presentation APHA 11/10-14/2018, San Diego, CA; and poster presentation EMCP Research Week 05/2018, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Leib S, Pressman M. Challenges to Transitioning Youth with SCHN from Pediatric to Adult Care: Survey of Pediatric Providers. Poster presentation ESPR 3/18/2018, Philadelphia PA; poster presentation PAS 5/8/2018, Toronto, Canada; and poster presentation EMCP Research Week 05/2018, Philadelphia, PA.
  • El Saie AL, Schutzman DL, Nicosia A, Zangaladze A, Pease E, Taleb M, Newton K.  Comparison of End Tidal Carbon Monoxide versus DAT in the management of Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia. Platform presentation ESPR 3/18/2018, Philadelphia PA; poster presentation PAS 5/6/2018, Toronto, Canada; and poster presentation EMCP Research Week 05/2018, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Schutzman DL, Bhutani V, et al. Potential Clinical Application of Point-of-Care Bilirubin Binding Capacity in Care of Stable and unstable Neonates. Platform presentation ESPR 3/18/2018, Philadelphia PA; poster presentation PAS 5/6/2018, Toronto, Canada; and poster presentation EMCP Research Week 05/2018, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Saba F. Congenital malaria in a febrile infant born to an immigrant mother with no recent history of travel during pregnancy. Poster presentation Housestaff Wellness Day EMCP 2/21/2018 and Poster presentation ESPR 3/16/2018, Philadelphia PA.
  • Abuali M, ElSaie A, Baisch M. Identifying Barriers to School Enrollment in Recently Arrived Middle Eastern Refugee Children In North Philadelphia. CHOP Global Health Conference, Philadelphia PA, 10/6-7, 2017, poster presentation ESPR 3/17/2018, Philadelphia PA, and poster presentation PAS 5/7/2018, Toronto, Canada.

Publications

2018

  • Ekambaram M, Irigoyen M, DeFreita J, Rajbhandari S, Geaney JL, Braitman LE.  Gestational weight gain among minority adolescents predicts term birth weight.  World Journal of Pediatrics. 2018 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12519-018-0143-9. PMID 29516393
  • DeLago CW, Dickens B, Phipps E, Paoletti A, Kazmierczak M, Irigoyen M.  Qualitative Evaluation of Individual and Group Well-Child Care. Academic Pediatrics  2018 Jan 18. pii: S1876-2859(18)30010-X. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2018.01.005. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29355778  
  • Bhutani VK, Maisels MJ, Schutzman DL, Castillo Cuadrado ME, Aby JL, Bogen DL, Christensen RD, Watchko JF, Wong RJ, Stevenson DK. Identification of risk for neonatal haemolysis.  Acta Paediatr. 2018 Mar 13. doi: 10.1111/apa.14316. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29532503
  • Beardmore D. Case 3: Acute Hypotonia, Hypothermia, and Altered Mental Status in a 10-month-old Girl. Pediatr Rev. 2018 Jun;39(6):312. doi: 10.1542/pir.2017-0104. PMID:29858295
  • Pefkianaki M, Schneider A, Capasso JE, Wasserman BN, Bardakjian T, Levin AV. Ocular manifestations of PACS1 mutation.J AAPOS. 2018 Mar 14. pii: S1091-8531(17)30218-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2017.12.008. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29550517

2017

  • Bardakjian T, Krall M2, Wu D, Lao R, Tang PL, Wan E, Kopinsky S, Schneider A, Kwok PY, Slavotinek A. A recurrent, non-penetrant sequence variant, p.Arg266Cys in Growth/Differentiation Factor 3 (GDF3) in a female with unilateral anophthalmia and skeletal anomalies.  Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2017 Jun 21;7:102-106. doi: 10.1016/j.ajoc.2017.06.006. eCollection 2017 Sep. PMID: 29260090
  • Schutzman DL, Gatien E, Ajayi S, Wong RJ. Heme Oxygenase-1 Genetic Variants and the Conundrum of Hyperbilirubinemia in African American Newborns. J Perinatol. 2018 Apr;38(4):345-350. doi: 10.1038/s41372-017-0039-x. Epub 2018 Jan 4. PMID: 29302043 2.     Iasrk MA, Stein REK, Silver EJ, kahalid S, Fuloria M, Esteban-Cruciani N. Carnitine Deficiency in Prematurity: National Survey of Knowledge and Practices. J Neonatal Perinatal Medicine (in press 2017)
  • Dadlez NM, Esteban-Cruciani N, Kahn A et al. Risk Factors for Respiratory Decompensation among Healthy Infants with Bronchiolitis. Hosp Pediatr. 2017 Sept(9):530-535. doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2017-0034. PMID: 28830913
  • Saba F, Mottola N. A 7-year-old boy with altered movements and mental status. Pediatr Rev. 2017 Oct;38(10):493. doi: 10.1542/pir.2017-0044. PMID: 28972055
  • Nazif J, Taragin B, Azzarone G, Rinke ML, Liewehr S, Choi J, Esteban-Cruciani N.  Clinical Factors Associated with Chest Imaging Findings in Hospitalized Infants with Bronchiolitis.  Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017 Oct;56(11):1054-1059. doi: 10.1177/0009922817698802. Epub 2017 Mar 21. PMID: 28871880
  • Fatima Saba.  Observe, assess, intervene.  Pediatric News, published January 25, 2017.http://www.mdedge.com/pediatricnews/article/129993/mental-health/observe-assess-intervene
  • Goyal RK, Ibrahimova A, Escolar ML et al.  Forced Deflation PFT: A Novel Method to Evaluate Lung Function in Infants and Young Children. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 2017 Apr;64(4). doi: 10.1002/pbc.26356. PMID: 27873442
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