2022 Pediatric Research Symposium Abstract Index

Academic General Pediatrics
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Guerrero, Natalie MD, PhD 26 Racial discrimination in late adolescence and mental health outcomes Racism, psychological distress, wellbeing
Lodeiro Jordan, Carlos MD 46 COVID mRNA Vaccine Associated Myocarditis in an 18-year-old Female with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Case Report SARS-CoV-2, immunization, pericarditis, adolescents, rheumatology, inflammation, heart
Williams, Sarah MD 80 Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Very Low Birthweight Neonatal Outcomes at an Academic Medical Center in Texas prematurity, infant mortality, infant morbidity
Adolescent Medicine & Sports Medicine
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Bretz, Lauren MD 12 Confidentiality and Patient Satisfaction in Adolescent Telehealth Visits Telemedicine, Adolescent Health, Confidentiality
Allergy and Immunology
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Hearrell, Melissa MSN, APRN, FNP-C 33 The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Food Allergy Families Insecurity, pediatric, Healthcare Quality and Outcomes
Palmieri, Jessica DO 67 The First Clinical Study of Ara h 6 Relevance in a Pediatric Peanut Allergy Population in the United States (US). peanut components, peanut allergy, Ara h2, Ara h6
Salih, Amanda MD, MPH 77 Two Patients with Hereditary Angioedema Type 1 Infected with SARS-CoV-2 During Pregnancy Covid-19, SERPING1, C1-esterase inhibitor
Salih, Amanda MD, MPH 78 Congenital, Developmental and Inflammatory Findings in a Patient with a Newly Described RASopathy (RRAS2) Noonan Syndrome, Macrophage Activation Syndrome, Systemic Juvenile Arthritis
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Wyatt, Karla MD, MS 107 Pharmacokinetic Modeling of Ropivacaine Following Single-Shot Erector Spinae Plane Block in Children: a Pilot Study regional anesthesia, LAST, erector spinae plane block
Acosta, Sebastian PhD 2 Hemodynamic and Oximetric Response to Sodium Bicarbonate Boluses in Single Ventricle Patients with Parallel Circulation Sodium bicarbonate bolus; Norwood; BT shunt; Hybrid; parallel circulation; hemodynamic; oximetric.
Connell, Patrick MD, PhD 17 Decreased Heart Rate Variability in Children with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure is Associated with Poor Outcomes heart rate variability, acute decompensated heart failure, clinical outcomes
Craik, Natalie 18 Cardiovascular Genetics Consult Team – A Game Changer in the CICU ethics, documentation, diagnosis, disclosure, testing
Olsen, Jillian MD 63 Increased Central Venous Pressure is Associated with Impaired and Worsening Renal Function in Children with Cardiovascular Disease glomerular filtration rate, kidney injury, cardiac output, venous congestion, heart failure
Tadros, Hanna MBBCh 93 A novel, semi-automated tool to calculate surface ratios helps capture clinically high-risk patients with left ventricular non-compaction misidentified by standard imaging modalities left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, prognosis, pediatrics
Critical Care
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Attaar, Sakina MD 5 Use of Real Time Data from EMR Improves Compliance with Standard of Care clinical informatics, quality improvement, hygiene bundle, behavioral economics
Hassumani, Daniel MD, MS 32 Accelerating Competency Development in Management of Mechanical Ventilation of Pediatric Critical Care Providers: A Serious Game Approach Educational Design Research
Hyatt, Sara 34 Opioid class switching in mechanically ventilated pediatric patients Opioid, continuous infusion, total dose exposure, critically ill, child
Justement, Ian MD 41 Nutritional Status and Cardiac Surgery Associated Acute Kidney Injury And Impact On Patient Outcomes
Wisniewski, Matthew MSN 55 Outcomes after SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination among Children with a History of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome MIS-C, SARS-CoV-2, vaccination
Sethi, Louisa DO, MS 82 Positive Impact of an Inpatient Early Childhood Literacy Program: Parent Perspectives QI, neurodevelopmental outcomes
Sethi, Louisa DO, MS 83 Redesign of Resident Education During a Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) Rotation Using Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) Educational Design Research, Curriculum Engagement
Stayer, Kelsey MD 89 The citrulline recycling pathway is incapable of supplying arginine for NO production in RAW 264.7 macrophages nitric oxide, sepsis, supplementation
Wisniewski, Matthew MSN 103 Outcomes after SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination among Children with a History of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome MIS-C, SARS-CoV-2, vaccination
Developmental Pediatrics
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Paul, Maimuna 72 Extremely rare variants in EIF4A2 are associated with a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by hypotonia, intellectual disability and epilepsy Neurodevelopment; Initiation factors; Protein translation; Disease gene discovery; Fruit fly
Diabetes and Endocrinology
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Crain, Emily MD 19 MEHMO Syndrome Endocrine, genetic, X-linked
El Ayash, Heba MD 23 Hyperglycemia is the main determinant of cardiac autonomic dysfunction in youth with obesity across the spectrum of glycemic regulation. Heart Rate Variability, impaired glucose regulation, systemic inflammation, body composition.
Shawar, Reem MD 84 Adipokines and Bone Health in Hispanic Children Pediatrics, Adipocytokine Dysregulation, BMC, BMD
Thakkar, Amruta MD 96 Elevated Serum IgA at Onset of Type 1 Diabetes in Pediatric Patients
Emergency Medicine
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Farr, Kimberley MD 24 Debriefing Trainees after Global Health Experiences: An Expert Consensus Delphi Study Delphi, training, guidelines
Lemmons, Jasmine 43 Demographic Discordance Between Patient Reported and Electronic Medical Records
Moran, Elizabeth MD 57 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows’ Procedural Experiences during Training medical education, procedural education, pediatric subspecialties
Mulcrone, Amanda MD 58 Minimal Sedation Agents for Pediatric Facial Laceration Repair Keywords: intranasal, procedural sedation and analgesia
Nirappil, Jeny BS, MD 62 Fellows’ Perspective on Humanism: Identifying Learning Needs and Teaching Strategies for Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Fellows humanism curriculum, professionalism, PEM fellowship
Smallwood, Adrienne MD 87 Incidence of Depressed Systolic Function amongst Pediatric Patients with Acute COVID19 Infection COVID, SARS-CoV-2, cardiac POCUS, MIS-C, cardiac dysfunction, pericardial effusion
Tanner, Thomas MD, MPH, MA 94 Challenges Created by the COVID-19 Pandemic: Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Disaster Management Perspectives COVID-19, Disaster management, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Qualitative
Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
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Borovsky, Kristin BSc, MSc, MD 11 Post-hoc analysis of a phase 2 trial of N-acetylcysteine following Kasai procedure for biliary atresia NAC, Kasai portoenterostomy, Minimax design
Kaul, Isha MD, BS 42 Pediatric Rome IV Diagnosis Agreement is Greater than Agreement on Diagnostic Testing “child”, “abdominal pain”, “diagnosis”, “irritable bowel syndrome”, “dyspepsia”
Lynch, Lauren 51 Cholestasis alters the maturation of the extremely preterm neonatal gut microbiome metagenomics, neonates, bile salts, microbiome, cholestasis
Pathan, Saliha MS 71 P2Y2 purinergic receptor-mediated metabolic reprogramming and activation of aerobic glycolysis contributes to sepsis-induced liver injury in mice. PKM2, Lactate, Inflammasome.
Sakhuja, Shruti 75 Impact of psychosocial factors on medication level variability index and outcomes in pediatric liver transplant recipients Pediatric liver transplant, graft failure, medication nonadherence, transplant psychosocial assessment
Soni, Krishnakant, PhD 88 Malnutrition impairs bile acid synthesis through altered hepatic heme homeostasis Bile acids, cholesterol, CYP7A1, hepatocytes, mouse models
Wang, Johnny 99 Predictors of Response to Metformin in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and Obesity or Overweight children, treatment, leptin, insulin resistance
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Boice, Ashley PhD 10 The non-apoptotic role of caspase-2 in cell cycle regulation and DNA repair cancer, DNA replication, microscopy
Brown-Suedel, Alexandra 13 TCOF1 as a novel nucleolar caspase-2 substrate: a tale of two (or three) caspases
Goli, Karthik BS 25 A Phenome-wide Association Study of Maternal Hypertension and Structural Birth Defects epidemiology; primary prevention; congenital anomalies; hypertension; maternal and child health
Junco, Jacob 40 A novel transgenic mouse model of DS-ALL identifies upregulation of DNA repair signaling and kinase signaling as targetable vulnerabilities DS-ALL, drug screening
Lopez, Karla BS 47 Investigating the role of p53 in caspase-2-mediated cell cycle regulation and apoptosis in the prevention of genomic instability. DNA damage, tumor suppressor
Martin-Giacalone, Bailey 54 Identification of common germline variants associated with pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma survival: A report from the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) soft-tissue sarcoma, genetic epidemiology, GWAS
Schraw, Jeremy PhD 81 Birth Defects are Associated with Germ Cell Tumors among Male but not Female Adolescents in the Children’s Oncology Group Germ Cell Tumor Epidemiology (GaMETES) Study germ cell tumors; birth defects; epidemiology; sex; effect modification; cancer predisposition
Sult Case, Elizabeth BA 92 Late Effects of Tyrosine-Kinase Inhibitors in Pediatric Leukemias Leukemia, Philadelphia chromosome, Ph-like, Tyrosine kinase inhibitor
Weisnicht, Allison MD 101 Combining Atovaquone With Intensive Conventional Chemotherapy for Pediatric Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Is Feasible and Well Tolerated
Weisnicht, Allison MD 102 Updated Outcomes of an Individualized High-Dose Methotrexate Protocol for Patients with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia High-dose methotrexate, Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Adverse events
Woodhouse, John BA 105 Maternal and Infant Characteristics Associated with Non-Syndromic Anotia and Microtia, Texas, 1999-2014. Epidemiology, Hearing loss, Disparities, Birth defects, Ears
Hospital Medicine
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Carretero Murillo, Mariana BS 15 “Even Though the Cage is Made of Gold, It’s Still a Prison”: A Qualitative Study of Immigrant Caregiver Barriers in Access to Care and Public Benefit Support in the United States qualitative study, immigrant health, access to care, health disparities, health equity
Patel, Purva MD 70 Factors and outcomes associated with hospitalization and emergency department discharge for children with fever of unknown origin FUO, prolonged fever, ED return, resource utilization
Infectious Diseases
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Acevedo Vargas, Hector MD 1 Symptomatic Endemic Mycoses in children in an area of low endemicity endemic mycoses, pediatrics, histoplasmosis
Orbea, Marisa 65 SARS-CoV-2 vaccine hesitancy in caregivers of hospitalized children
Orbea, Marisa 66 Influenza vaccine hesitancy in hospitalized children, before and during the COVID-19 pandemic
Taylor, Margaret MD 95 The Clinical Impact of Penicillin Allergy Labels on Pediatric Outpatients Antimicrobial stewardship, penicillin allergy, respiratory tract infections
Molecular & Human Genetics
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Butts, Jessica BS, PhD 14 Elucidating the molecular basis of Atoh1 lineage diversity in the developing hindbrain Single-cell RNA sequencing, brainstem, mouse embryo
Durham, Mark BS 22 Elucidating neuronal cell populations underlying CIC Haploinsufficiency Syndrome cortical-development, hyperactivity, single-cell-RNA-sequencing
Magyar, Christina BSN 52 Investigating the Role of Ebf3 Haploinsufficiency Within the Developing Murine Cerebellum hypotonia, cell fate mapping, transcriptomics, autism, developmental delay
Sakthivel, Dharaniya 76 NPM1-mediated caspase-2 regulation in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Apoptosis, Cancer, Chemosensitivity
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AlMaazmi, Ahmed MB BCh BAO 3 Yield of Systematic Inpatient Genetic Testing of Neonates with Conotruncal Heart Defects Chromosomal microarray, critical congenital heart defect
Al-Mudares, Faeq MD 4 Growth and differentiation factor 15 (GDF15) in preterm infants and its relation to bronchopulmonary dysplasia – A pilot study Preterm infants, respiratory support, Prematurity
Barbut, Gal MD 6 The Role of Hydroxymethylation in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Epigenetics, Hydroxymethylation, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
Barbut, Gal MD 7 It Takes a Village: A Project to Reach Mothers in Need Post partem, screening, app
Hale, Stephanie MD 28 Discovering “Threshold Concepts” to Becoming a Master Clinical Teacher medical education, obstacles, thematic analysis, mixed-methods
Hammond, JD MD 29 Timing to PGE Initiation and the Need for Additional PH Therapy: A Single Center Experience Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, CDH, Prostaglandin E, PGE, Alprostadil, Pulmonary Hypertension, PH
Hanna, Morcos DO 31 Neonatal Virome in Culture-Negative Sepsis and Systemic Inflammation in Preterm Neonates Microbiome; Neonatal Sepsis; Circulating microbes
Itriago, Elena MD 36 Impact of Human Milk on Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Neonates with Complex Congenital Heart Disease Human milk, congenital heart disease, neurodevelopmental
Neveln, Nicole 60 Optimal team size and roles for the most effective resuscitation
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Ramachandran, Prasanna MD, PhD 74 A novel, evolutionarily conserved neuroendocrine ciliary signal regulating obesity tubby, lipid metabolism, lysosomal function, autophagy, GPCR
Neurology & Developmental Neuroscience
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Jo, Juyeon PhD 38 Formin protein Daam2 modifies neural circuit and neurovascular unit in the CNS Astrocyte, Morphology,Neural circuit, BBB, Stroke
Lerma, Vanesa MA, BS 44 Neurofunctional and neuroanatomical markers of EBF3-related neurodevelopmental disorder HADD syndrome, 10q26-deletion syndrome, Early B-cell factor 3, neuropsychology, neuroimaging
Wang, Chih-Yen 98 Daam2 phosphorylation by CK2 facilitates oligodendrocyte differentiation Daam2, CK2α, phosphorylation, demyelination
Wang, Qi 100 CDKL5 deficiency augments inhibitory input into the dentate gyrus that can be reversed by deep brain stimulation CDKL5, deep brain stimulation, dentate gyrus, feedforward inhibition, memory
Ye, Qi PhD 108 Targeting very long-chain fatty acids metabolism in mouse models of multiple sclerosis very long-chain fatty acid, multiple sclerosis, de/remyelination, fingolimod, Bezafibrate, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis
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Wu, Sih-Rong 106 The role of Atoh1 in regulating the development of pontine nuclei neurons Single-cell RNA-seq, Dcc, neuronal migration
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Han, Yong 30 A hindbrain dopaminergic neural circuit prevents weight gain by reinforcing food satiation Dopamine; obesity; satiation; VTA
Posey, Erin BSci, PhD 73 Leucine administration in conjunction with continuous feeding improves lean growth in a preterm piglet model Protein synthesis, skeletal muscle, nutrition, amino acid, mTOR
Stroh, Rachel BS 90 Feeding Donor Human Milk Compared to Infant Formula Impacts the Expression of Lipid and Carotenoid Uptake and Metabolism-Related Genes in Preterm Pig Intestine nutrition, neonate, bioavailability, phytochemical, digestion
Vonderohe, Caitlin DVM/PhD 97 Cesarean versus Vaginal Birth Blunts Bile Acid-FGF19 Signaling in Neonatal Pigs FGF19 Growth Birth-Modality
Zaidi, Yusuf BS 109 Worldwide Infant Blood Concentrations of Dietary Carotenoids by Nutritional Sources and Feeding Stages beta-carotene, nutrition, bioavailability, human milk, infants
Pathology & Immunology
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Navin, Ishwar MS Biotechnology 59 Ablation of the inhibitory receptor TIGIT enhances CAR-NK cell function in the tumor microenvironment NK cell, Cell Therapy, Tumor Microenvironment, Immunothe
Pediatric Surgery
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Olutoye, Oluyinka MD, MPH 64 Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells as Model for Examining Endothelial Dysfunction and Sex-Based Differences in CDH sex as a biological variable; pulmonary hypertension; pulmonary hypoplasia; endothelial to mesenchymal transition
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Desai, Kishan BA 21 “Everything is so expensive” – Financial Experiences of Adults with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) quality of life, type 1 diabetes, cost of illness, qualitative research, adults
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Isaacs, Thomas MD 33 High Tidal Volume Ventilation and Outcomes in Infants with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), chronic lung disease (CLD), prematurity, ventilation
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Singh, Kristianna MBBS 86 Impact of Hypertension on Health Related Quality of Life in Childhood-onset Systemic Lupus Erythematous Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring SMILEY
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Beil, Emily MD 8 Neonatal Lupus Erythematosus (NLE): Review of cases at Texas Children’s Hospital over a 10-year period discoid rash, heart block, SSA/anti-Ro, SSB/anti-La
Chun, Angela MD 16 Distinguishing Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children from Typhus Using Artificial Intelligence MIS-C, COVID-19, Rickettsia, Pediatric Rheumatology, Computer Science
Joginpalli, Sharanya MD 39 Microscopic Polyangiitis with Severe Multi-Organ Involvement in a 12-year-old Asian female with Type 1 Distal Chromosome 22q11.21 Deletion Syndrome Vasculitis, ANCA, glomerulonephritis
Nguyen, Jessica 61 Performance of the Brighton Case Definition for Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Amongst a Large Single Center Cohort MIS-C, COVID-19, Brighton Collaboration Case Definition
Stubbs, Leigh MD/MPH 91 Juvenile Eosinophilic Fasciitis: A Single Center Cohort rheumatology; dermatology; radiology
Wood, Stephanie 104 Interrogation of STAT3 Activation in Patients with Polyarticular Juvenile Arthritis
Office of Student Affairs, BCM
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Park, Bridget BBA 68 Operative times with Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty are Associated with Surgeon Experience Level and Trainee Level pediatric urology, ureteral obstruction, surgical education, robotic sur
Park, Bridget BBA 69 Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the surgical management of primary vesicoureteral reflux in children
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Hajiyev, Yusif 27 Continuous wound infusion versus peripheral nerve block techniques for auricular reconstruction postoperative pain management Microtia, costal cartilage, pain management
Tropical Medicine
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Bivens, Nicholas 9 Qualitative Analysis of Hand Hygiene Practices of Belizean Healthcare Workers COVID, Hospital, Hygiene, Qualitative
Curtis, Michael PhD 20 Characterizing the Roles of Putative Lipoproteins in Tick-borne Relapsing Fever Vector Competence Borrelia, Bacterial Pathogenesis, Vector, Tick, Emerging Infectious Disease
Jiang, Yike MD, PhD 37 Association between SARS-CoV-2 and pediatric appendicitis? COVID-19, surgery, viral infection, epidemiology
Ly, Anh BSA, MPH 48 Epidemiological and Clinical Characteristics of Acute Dengue Virus Infections Detected through Acute Febrile Illness Surveillance, Belize 2020 Dengue, Latin America, Belize
Ly, Anh BSA, MPH 49 Hand Hygiene Infrastructure and Practices Among Healthcare Staff in Belize During the COVID-19 Pandemic COVID-19, hospital, hygiene, WASH
Maliga, Adrianna MPH 53 Implementation of an Acute Febrile Illness Surveillance Network in Belize, 2020-2021 Respiratory, vector-borne, gastrointestinal, neglected tropical diseases