Research/ Scholarly Activities

The Department of Internal Medicine has a thriving Research Department under the supervision of Dr. Vidya Menon. The hospital has its own IRB or Internal Review Board and has its own dedicated research assistants assigned for Internal Medicine department alone. Throughout the years, the department makes sure to utilize research activities to further enhance learning of both faculties and residents. During the Pandemic, research and other scholarly activities have thrived very much as the institution participates in different drug trials and studies. 

Every year, the Lincoln Medical Center organizes an Annual Research Competition wherein all departments of multiple disciplines participates in showcasing different projects mostly related to patient care. 

All residents engaged in research and scholarly activities are given a chance to rotate in a Research Rotation as approved by the Program which is a 2-week dedicated elective time to focus on their research projects and publish their scholarly works. All research and publications are written done by the residents are under supervision of attendings. 

The Department/ Residency Program supports residents and faculties in presentation of their works into various societies and conferences. 

Recently, the department has received distinction/awards in participating with research activities mostly with residents involvment. 

Recent Recognitions- PAGNY Research Awards

2 of our abstracts are selected as part of three top projects to deliver oral presentation on 2020 Research Day and vie for the top prize of $10K! (First prize is 10K, second prize is 5k and 3 rd prize is 2500k)

1)Predictors of Mortality in critically ill patients on mechanical ventilation for COVID-19 infections

2) Short term impact of COVID-19 pandemic in mental and social determinants of health in Ambulatory Care population in South Bronx, a pilot study

Additionally 2 more abstracts have been selected for the 250$ cash reward-

1) Clinical Features, Maternal and Fetal Outcomes in SARS-CoV2 PCR positive pregnant women admitted to a New York City hospital in the Bronx.

2) The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Burnout, PTSD, Coronavirus Anxiety, and Compassion Fatigue among Staffs at a Hospital in the Bronx

Below are some of our current Research and Scholarly Activities of the year:

2021

Ambulatory Care

Reducing the median length of stay in ExpressCare

2021

Ambulatory care

Hypertension control in Primary Care clinic

Jan-21

NYCHH/ Rehab

Improving the access to Physical therapy evaluation for Inpatient Medicine patients

2021

NYCHH

Assessment of Apprpriateness of Blood Transfusion in Lincoln Hospital

Jan-21

NYCHH

SHM FAST Mentored Implementation Program: Facilitating Anticoagulation for Safer Transitions

2021

GI

Preventive Care for  IBD Patients by optimizing Vaccinations

2021

GI

GI referral for NASH

2021

GI

Improving Show rate and Quality of Bowel preparation for Patients undergoing Colonoscopy with Colonoscopy App Platform on Cellphones.

2021

Pulmonay/ICU

Asthma management and protocols

2021

Pulmonary/ICU

Capstone Initiative Title: Improve access for high risk COPD patients to the COPD VIP clinic and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

2021

Pulmonary/ICU

Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Training in an Internal Medicine Residency Program – A Quality Improvement Initiative

2021

Piulmonary/ICU

Fentanyl use in ICU

2021

Pulmonary/ICU

Proper ASA dose 325 mg use in Stroke paients

2021

Pulmonary/ICU

Ceribell use in ICU patients and reduction in transfer of ICU patients for suspected status epilepticus

2021

Pulmonary/ICU

COVID vaccine in COPD clinic patients

2021

Pulmonary/ICU

Door to CT: decreased time for CT done and read in stroke patients

2021

Pulmonary/ICU

Documentation of NIHSS in all stroke patients

2021

Pulmonary/ICU

Improve compliance with 3 hour and 6 hour bundles in management of severe Sepsis and Septic Shock

2021

Palliatve and Hospice

Development and Implementation of a Compassionate Extubation Protocol

2021

Palliative and Hospice

Identifying unmet palliative care needs & Improving referrals to palliative care from ambulatory clinic

2021

Palliatve and Hospice

Intravenous Ketamine use as a non opiate adjuvant medication for refractory cancer pain policy
 

2021

Palliative and Hospice

Improving quality of life and reducing hospitalizations in patients with advanced cardiopulmonary illnesses by making an early referral for hospice

2021

Cardiology

Acute Heart failure management and follow up

2021

Cardiology

Chest pain approach protocol

2021

HemOnc

Increase referral rate to PM&R for lymphedema education for early management for patients undergoing breast cancer surgery

2021

Hospitalist/Hem-Onc

Improving appropriate placement and retrieval of IVC Filters

2021

Hospitalist

MD-RN Communication and Motivational Interviewing

2021

Hospitalist

Osteoarthritis

2021

Hospitalist

Cirrhosis/Ascites management

2021

Hospitalist

Effective Consults

2021

Hospitalist

Medication Reconciliation

2021

Hospitalist

Inpatient Opioid use

2021

Hospitalist

Pneumonia management protocol

2021

Hospitalist

Inpatient HTN management protocol

2021

Hospitalist

BiPAP use

2021

Hospitalist/Renal

Hyperkalemia management protocol on the inpatient units

2021

Renal

Evaluation of accuracy of diagnosis of MI, 30 days readmission and 6 months mortality after implementation of a standarized workflow for hospitalized ESRD patients with elevated Troponin

2021

Renal

Reducing temporary vascular access in ESRD patients

2021

Renal

Anemia management in ESRD patients

2021

Renal

Nutritional management in ESRD patients

2021

Renal

Mineral metabolism disorder management in ESRD patients

2021

Endocrinology

Inpatient Diabetes management

2021

Endocrinology

Appropriate use of continuous glucose monitoring devices in outpatient setting

2021

Infectious Disease

Outpatient Antibiotics use

2021

Neurology

Seizure Inpatient management

2021

Neurology

ECHO in CVA

2021

Rheumatology

3rd dose Covid vaccination in patients on immunosuppressants

2021

Geriatrics

Blood pressure control in elderly

Ongoing Pharmaceutical: COVID-19

1. Regeneron 2066- A Master protocol assessing the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of anti-spike (S) SARS-CoV2 monoclonal antibodies for thetreatment of hospitalized patients with COVID-19

2. Regeneron 2067- A master protocol for assessing the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of anti-Spike (S) SARS-CoV2 monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of ambulatory patients with COVID-19                               

3. Regeneron 2069- A Phase 3, randomized, Double blind Placebo controlled Study assessing the efficacy and safety of Anti spike SARS- CoV2 Monoclonal antibodies in preventing SARS-CoV2 infection in household contacts of individuals with SARS- CoV2

4. Gates Foundation– A randomized, controlled, Phase 2b study to evaluate safety and efficacy of rivaroxaban (Xarelto®) for high risk people with mild COVID-19 (Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute)- Terminated

5. ACTIV-2- A study for Outpatients with COVID-19 (NIH-NIAID)

6. SAGE- Brexenalone in ARDS

7. ACTIV-3– Multicenter, Adaptive, Randomized, Blinded Controlled Trial of the Safety and Efficacy of Investigational Therapeutics for Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19

8. Gilead– A Phase 1b/2a Study in Participants with Early Stage COVID-19 to Evaluate the Safety, Efficacy, and Pharmacokinetics of Remdesivir Administered by Inhalation

9. REGN 20145– phase 2 study to assess the virologic efficacy of REGN10933+ REGN10987 across different dose regimens in outpatients with SARS-COV-2 infection

10. Roche– A multicenter, phase III randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, outpatient study to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and antiviral activity of RO7496998 (AT-527) in patients with mild or moderate covid-19

11. FREEDOM COVID Anticoagulation Strategy Randomized Study

Great Job! Drs: Iqra Arshad (pgy2), Muhammad Faiz (pgy3), Maria Espejo (Attending, team lead), Masood Shariff.

https://newsroom.heart.org/news/targeted-support-program-improved-blood-pressure-among-black-and-hispanic-adults-in-bronx?preview=1527

Awesome work by Dr. Haisum Maqsood (PGY2) and Dr. Muhammad Khalil (PGY2)

Same-day discharge after LAAO associated with strong outcomes, significant cost savings (cardiovascularbusiness.com)

Another Publication: By Dr. Bo Yu (RIP), Dr. Yinelka Silverio Castro (PGY2)

Congratulations on the Article for Dr. Edding and the rest of the Research Team https://www.medpagetoday.com/meetingcoverage/nkf/98121

COVID-Related AKI Chronically Hard on Kidneys | MedPage Today

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AWESOME JOB by Dr. Kilani (PGY1) and Dr. Laxamana (PGY2) – FRONT PAGE