Welcome to SMA's abstract library. This library includes video presentations of abstracts presented by Medical Students, Residents, Fellows and Physician Members as part of the Southern Medical Association's Physicians-in-Training program, Annual Scientific Assembly and the Southern Regional Burn Conference. To learn more about SMA's Physicians-In-training opportunities, or to submit an abstract, visit SMA's Physician-in-Training page.

Abstract | April 6, 2022

Calcific Uremic Arteriolopathy After 22 Years on Hemodialysis Leading to a Fatal End

Calcific uremic arteriolopathy (CUA), also known as calciphylaxis, is a very rare but lifethreatening condition mainly occurring in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis (HD).

Abstract | April 6, 2022

Extensive Venous Thromboembolism and Massive Pulmonary Embolism in a Middle-Aged Male with Polymyositis Flare Up

Autoimmune myopathies are rare inflammatory conditions that share a common feature of immune-mediated muscle injury. The estimated prevalence of polymyositis is 5 to 22 per 100,000 persons. Infection, malignancy, and cardiovascular accidents are the leading causes of death in patients with polymyositis.

Abstract | April 6, 2022

Complicated Choledocholithiasis with Acute Cholangitis and Gallstone Pancreatitis with Lipase of 40,000

Gallstone disease is a leading gastrointestinal cause for hospitalizations. Complicated gallstone disease encompasses gallstone-related complications which include acute cholangitis, acute cholecystitis, acute pancreatitis, gallstone ileus and Mirizzi syndrome.

Abstract | April 6, 2022

There’s more to ICU than COVID-19: Simulation based training for core trainees

The COVID-19 pandemic saw many anaesthetic trainees, regardless of their level of training, being redeployed to assist in Intensive Care Units (ICU). This has skewed the first ICU exposure for the Core Trainees (CT1/CT2) who completed their ICU module requirements with limited exposure to the pre-pandemic regular mix of ICU cases.

Abstract | April 6, 2022

A 6-Year Retrospective Study of Intraocular Len Exchange

Intraocular lens (IOL) exchange has been documented for reasons ranging from uveitisglaucoma-hyphema (UGH) syndrome to IOL decentration.[1] However, recent studies have shown a shift in indications for an exchange.

Abstract | April 6, 2022

Anchoring on Ketoacidosis in the presence of the Unforeseen Thyroid Storm

Both thyroid storm and DKA are critical sequelae of typically benign underlying conditions when there is medical compliance and appropriate follow-up with healthcare providers. However, these conditions often involve precipitating events that spark the onset of both a thyroid storm and DKA.

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism12

Abstract | April 6, 2022

Anticonvulsant Hypersensitivity Syndrome in a Patient with Phenytoin Toxicity

Phenytoin is a commonly used antiepileptic agent with significant adverse reactions ranging from horizontal nystagmus, altered mental status to ataxia and coma. Phenytoin follows zero order kinetics in higher doses, leading to variable half-life and drug toxicity

Abstract | April 6, 2022

Pheochromocytoma: A Rare Etiology of Hypertension in the Pediatric Population

Pheochromocytoma (PCC) is a neuroendocrine tumor that arises from the adrenal medulla. Most are sporadic but they can also be found in the context of a hereditary syndrome. The symptoms are usually associated with the release of catecholamines such as epinephrine and norepinephrine.

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease7 Women’s & Children’s Health27

Abstract | April 6, 2022

EVALI, diagnosis of exclusion in the age of COVID

EVALI, previously known as VAPI (vaping associated pulmonary illness) is an e-cigarette or vaping useassociated lung injury. This phenomenon was first identified in 2019 and due to a significantly increased number of patients being diagnosed with severe lung illnesses related to e-cigarette and vaping products usage, the terminology has been changed to EVALI.

Abstract | April 6, 2022

An Autoimmune Concoction: The Difficult Diagnosis of a Cavitary Lung Lesion

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a necrotizing vasculitis that affects the smallsized arterial vessels of the ear, nose, throat, airway with common lung, renal, and ophthalmic involvement.

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