Research/ Scholarly Activities

Dr. Vidya Menon Department Research Director

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:

 

AMA Research Challenge 2021 
 Knowledge, Attitudes and Perception of COVID-19 vaccination among healthcare workers of NYC hospital
 Renal Function dynamics among mechanically ventilated patients with acute kidney injury and COVID-19 pneumonia. (Semi-Finalist)
 Comparison of short- and long-term outcomes between survivors of ICU hospitalization with and without COVID-19 infection-a prospective study
 Blood stream infections during SARS-Cov-2 pandemic: Multicenter analysis from the NYC H+H health system
 Clinical Features, Maternal and Fetal Outcomes in pregnant women infected with COVID -19
CHEST Annual Meeting 2021 
 Long-term Renal function among Mechanically ventilated patients with acute kidney injury and COVID-19 pneumonia.
 Endotracheal intubation timing and outcome in ARDS due to COVID-19 infection.
ID Week  2021 
 Comparison of bloodstream infections in hospitalized patients before and during the covid-19 surge in a community hospital in the South Bronx: An observational study
 Comparison of bloodstream infections in hospitalized patients with and without Covid-19 infection in a community hospital in the South Bronx: An observational study
American Thoracic Society International Conference 2021 
 Renal recovery after acute kidney injury in Mechanical ventilated patients with COVID-19 infection
National Kidney Foundation SCM Conference 2021 
 Strategies to Contain COVID-19 Infection in a Hospital Based Outpatient Hemodialysis Unit in the South Bronx
 Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Presenting as Spontaneous Tumor Lysis Syndrome with Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Requiring Hemodialysis (HD) in an Elderly Patient.

 

Jul-20

White coat wearing and laundering frequency among internal medicine department physicians.

Aug-20

Prone Positioning in Moderate to Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome due to COVID-19: A Cohort Study and Analysis of Physiology

Oct-20

SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence among health care workers in a New York City hospital: A cross-sectional analysis during the COVID-19 pandemic

2020

Non-islet cell tumor hypoglycemia as an initial presentation of hepatocellular carcinoma coupled with end-stage liver cirrhosis: A case report and review of literature

2020

Recurrent Syncope as a Presentation of Pulmonary Embolism

2020

Bilateral Popliteal Vein Thrombosis, Acute Pulmonary Embolism and Mild COVID-19

2020

Implementation of Protocolized Medicine: Management of Hyperkalemia on the Inpatient Internal Medicine Floors

2020

The effect of living a ‘yogic lifestyle’ on stress response and self-image in healthcare professionals: a pilot study

2020

Tension Pneumothorax following PJP infection

2020

Rhabdomyolysis as a Presentation of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease

2020

Pseudo-Appendicitis in an Adolescent With COVID-19

2020

Epidemiology, Clinical Features and Outcomes of Hospitalized Infants with COVID-19 in The Bronx, New York

2020

Benign Course of COVID-19 in a Multiple Sclerosis Patient Treated with Ocrelizumab

2020

Why sex makes a difference in HIV clinical exposure? A bioinformatics analysis of differential expressed gene in male and female with HIV disease

2020

Gastric Perforation: A Rare Accident from Intubation

2020

Atrial Flutter as an Initial Presentation of Malignant Pericardial Effusion Caused by Lung Cancer

2020

Does atrial fibrillation increase the risk of developing End-Stage Renal Disease in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease?

2020

Missed Abortion Presented With Worsening Hyperemesis Gravidarum

2020

Lithium Toxicity in Two Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Patients

2020

Clinical Features and Outcome of HIV/SARS-CoV-2 Co-infected Patients in the Bronx, New York City

2020

Internal Medicine Residents Attitude Toward Goal of Care Discussion

2020

Successful Conservative management of Acute Appendicitis in a Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Patient

2020

Can Coinfection with Influenza Worsen COVID-19 Outcomes

2020

Hyperpyrexia in COVID-19 Patients

Jan-21

Longitudinal humoral antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 infection among healthcare workers in a New York City hospital

Feb-21

Effect of Parenteral Nutrition and Albumin in Oxygen Escalation/De-Escalation in SARS-CoV-2 Infected Patients Who are Pre-Intubation: A Multicenter, Observational Study in NYC

Sep-21

The use of non- invasive ventilation in asthma exacerbation – a two year retrospective analysis of outcomes. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect

Sep-21

Covid-19 Phase 3 Prevention Trial Team. Subcutaneous REGEN-COV Antibody Combination to Prevent Covid-19

2021

Longitudinal analysis of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 seroprevalence using multiple serology platforms

2021

Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions of COVID-19 Vaccination among Healthcare Workers of an Inner-City Hospital in New York. Vaccines 2021, 9, 516.

2021

Empiric use of Anticoagulation in Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19: A Propensity Score-Matched Study of Risks and Benefits

2021

Nontraumatic complex regional pain syndrome in a male with adenocarcinoma of the lung: a case report

Oct-21

A Rare Case of Acute Decompensated Liver Failure in a Patient With Marchiafava Bignami Disease Associated With Poor Outcome

Oct-21

A Rare Case of Acute Pancreatitis Secondary to Very Severe Hypertriglyceridemia Complicated With Diabetic Ketoacidosis

2021

Endotracheal Intubation timing and outcome in ARDS due to COVID-19 infection

2021

Long-term renal function among mechanically ventilated patients with acute kidney injury and COVID-19 pneumonia: a comparative study with bacterial pneumonia.

2021

A Rare Case of Viral Pancreatitis as a Result of COVID19 Complicated with Acute Onset Diabetes Mellitus and Severe Diabetic Ketoacidosis.

2021

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

2021

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Burnout, PTSD, Coronavirus Anxiety, and Comparison Fatigue among Staffs at a Hospital in the Bronx

2021

Impact of Residential Neighborhood and Race/Ethnicity on Outcomes of Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19 in the Bronx.

2021

Comparison of clinical course and outcomes of critically ill patients with SARS-CoV2 infection managed in traditional ICU and “Flex” ICU during the surge of the pandemic in the Bronx

2021

Sarilumab-COVID-19 Study Team. A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of Sarilumab in Hospitalized Patients with Covid-19

 

 

2021

Newly Diagnosed Diabetes Mellitus, DKA, and COVID-19: Causality or Coincidence? A report of Three Cases

 

 

2021

Pneumomediastinum in Mechanically Ventilated Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients

 

 

2021

Telemedicine Experience of NYC Internal Medicine Residents During COVID-19 Pandemic

 

 

2021

MDs rebut claims of toxic culture after residents suicide

2021

Implementation of Protocolized Medicine: Management of Hyperkalemia on the inpatient Internal Medicine Floors

2021

Images in Medicine: Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis

2021

A Case Report: HBV Reverse Seroconversion in a Low Risk Hemodialysis Patient

2021

Hydralazine Induced Lupus Nephritis After Prolonged Exposure

2021

Life threatening Alkalosis due to Baking Soda Pica in ESRD patient

2021

Renal Recovery after Acute Kidney Injury in a minority population of Hospitalized COVID 19 patients: A retrospective study

2021

The longitudinal trajectory of humoral antibody response following SARS-CoV-2 infection/vaccination in the vulnerable South Bronx population (End Stage Renal Disease on maintenance Hemodialysis)

2021

ESRD seroprevalence compared with health Care Workers

2021

COVID 19 Prevalence in outpatient HD Unit

2021

Metformin Associated Lactic Acidosis (MALA)-case series

2021

Biological medications use in Asthma

2021

BiPAP use in asthma patient-prospective study

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