Selected February Publications from BIDMC Faculty

BIDMC Communications

FEBRUARY 28, 2019

Building on our culture of collaboration and innovation, our researchers are helping to transform medicine and health care delivery. Below are selected research publications issued in the month of February. 

If you have any questions about the publications or would like to suggest a paper for inclusion, please email

Evaluation of Changes in Functional Status in the Year After Aortic Valve Replacement
JAMA Internal Medicine – Feb. 4, 2019
BIDMC Authors: Dae Hyun Kim, Sandra M. Shi, Jeffrey J. Popma, Kamal R. Khabbaz, Roger J. Laham, Kimberly Guibone, Eliah Lux ,Lewis A. Lipsitz (Divisions of Gerontology, Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery)

Preventability of Early Versus Late Hospital Readmissions
Annals of Internal Medicine – Feb. 5, 2019
BIDMC Authors: Kelly L. Graham, Shoshana J. Herzig (Department of Medicine)

How Would You Treat This Patient With Gallstone Pancreatitis?: Grand Rounds Discussion From Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Annals of Internal Medicine – Feb. 5, 2019
BIDMC Authors: Anjala Tess, Steven D. Freedman, Tara Kent, Howard Libman (Department of Medicine, Department of Surgery)

Recruitment of APOL1 Kidney Disease Risk Variants to Lipid Droplets Attenuates Cell Toxicity
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences – Feb. 7, 2019
BIDMC Authors: Justin Chun, Jia-Yue Zhang, Maris S. Wilkins, Balajikarthick Subramanian, Cristian Riella, Jose M. Magraner, Seth L. Alper, David J. Friedman, Martin R. Pollak (Division of Nephrology)

A Step Toward Protecting Payments for Primary Care
New England Journal of Medicine – Feb. 7, 2019
BIDMC Author: Bruce E. Landon (Divisions of General Medicine and Primary Care)

Minimally Invasive Surgery Plus Alteplase for Intracerebral Haemorrhage
Lancet – Feb. 7, 2019
BIDMC Author: Magdy Selim (Department of Neurology)

Association of Survival with Femoropopliteal Artery Revascularization with Drug-Coated Devices
JAMA Cardiology – Feb. 12, 2019
BIDMC Authors: Eric A. Secemsky, Harun Kundi, Anna Krawisz, Robert W. Yeh (Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology, Division of Cardiology)

Ethics, Transparency, and Public Health at the Intersection of Innovation and Facebook's Suicide Prevention Efforts
Annals of Internal Medicine – Feb. 12, 2019
BIDMC Author: John Torous (Department of Psychiatry)

Effect of Titrating Positive End-Expiratory Pressure (PEEP) with an Esophageal Pressure-Guided Strategy vs an Empirical High PEEP-Fio2 Strategy on Death and Days Free from Mechanical Ventilation Among Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Randomized Clinical Trial
JAMA – Feb. 18
BIDMC Authors: Todd Sarge, Valerie M. Banner-Goodspeed, Stephen H. Loring, Daniel Talmor (Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine)

Association of Primary Care Physician Supply with Population Mortality in the United States, 2005-2015
JAMA Internal Medicine – Feb. 18, 2019
BIDMC Authors: Bruce E. Landon, Russell S. Phillips (Division of General Medicine and Primary Care)

Effect of Intravenous Acetaminophen vs Placebo Combined with Propofol or Dexmedetomidine on Postoperative Delirium Among Older Patients Following Cardiac Surgery: The DEXACET Randomized Clinical Trial
JAMA – Feb. 19, 2019
BIDMC Authors: Balachundhar Subramaniam, Puja Shankar, Shahzad Shaefi, Ariel Mueller, Brian O’Gara, Valerie Banner-Goodspeed,  Jackie Gallagher, Doris Gasangwa, Melissa Patxot, Senthil Packiasabapathy, Pooja Mathur, Matthias Eikermann, Daniel Talmor, Edward R. Marcantonio (Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Department of Medicine)

Lipopolysaccharide Suppresses T Cells by Generating Extracellular ATP that Impairs Their Mito-chondrial Function via P2Y11 Receptors
Journal of Biological Chemistry – Feb. 20, 2019
BIDMC Authors: Koichiro Sueyoshi, Carola Ledderose, Yong Shen, Albert H. Lee, Nathan I. Shapiro, Wolfgang G. Junger (Department of Surgery)

Atezolizumab Plus Chemotherapy in Small-Cell Lung Cancer
New England Journal of Medicine – Feb. 28, 2019
BIDMC Author: Glen J. Weiss

Teaching Critical Thinking: A Case for Instruction in Cognitive Biases to Reduce Diagnostic Errors and Improve Patient Safety
Academic Medicine – Feb. 2019
BIDMC Authors: Celeste S. Royce, Margaret M. Hayes, Richard M. Schwartzstein (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Medicine, Shapiro Institute for Education and Research)

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