Abstracts Archive - Southern Medical Association

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 | May 7, 2021

Climate Change and Geriatric Risk

As human driven climate change accelerates, certain subpopulations will face an increased risk of adverse health outcomes. Although the human effect on climate change and its subsequent effects on health is increasingly recognized, the level of action does not encapsulate the magnitude of the problem

Posted in: Geriatric Syndromes1

Abstract | May 7, 2021

Facing the Fumes: Community Advocacy to Address a Youth Vaping Crisis

E-cigarettes have been the most used tobacco products among youth since 2014.Using an e-cigarette is sometimes called "vaping" .In the past year, our pediatric program has cared for several teenagers with vaping related illnesses. Seeing these previously healthy teens struggling to breathe was the motivation behind this project.

Abstract | May 7, 2021

A Pediatric Community Health Needs Assessment to Optimize Resources and Address Identified Community Needs in Thomaston, GA

Health outcomes in the United States can differ based on geographic location. The health service infrastructure, health service utilization, health status and access to care can be impacted by location which can create disparities distributed between cities and rural areas.

Posted in: Women’s & Children’s Health21

Abstract | May 7, 2021

Redefining motherhood: A qualitative study on the experiences of caregivers to children of incarcerated mothers

Women are the fastest growing prison population in America. In 2016, 80% of incarcerated women were single mothers, requiring others to care for their children.

Abstract | May 7, 2021

A Rare Case of Treating Fatal Acetylsalicylic Acid Poisoning without Activated Charcoal or Hemodialysis

Salicylate poisoning carries a significant mortality risk. Fatal aspirin intoxication can occur after ingestion of 10 to 30g by adults. Clinical features include tinnitus, vertigo, vomiting, diarrhea, altered mental status, hyperpyrexia, coma, noncardiac pulmonary edema, and death.

Abstract | May 7, 2021

Adapting an Ongoing Youth Lifeskills Curriculum for Remote Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the wake of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic there have been unprecedented interruptions to daily life. Young adults have been particularly affected by the cancelation of school and extracurricular activities as well as opportunities for educational and prevention programs, such as those aimed at substance use prevention, increasing health literacy, enhancing communication skills, and relationship building/maintenance.

Abstract | May 7, 2021

Overlapping Surgery from the Patient’s Perspective: A Qualitative Study

Overlapping operations are defined by the American College of Surgeons as when a single surgeon oversees more than one operating room but is present for all “critical” portions of the case and is immediately available if complications arise.

Posted in: Surgery & Surgical Specialties23

Abstract | May 7, 2021

The Basis for Brain Aging

Human brain aging is a true spectrum across the population, ranging from minimal changes on the microscopic level to full-blown neurodegenerative disease with accumulation of pathology, neuronal loss, dysfunctional large-scale brain networks, and progressive functional decline.

Abstract | May 7, 2021

Intranasal Deferoxamine: the future of neurological disease therapy?

Disease-modifying therapy for neurological disease remains one of the greatest gaps in modern medicine. As our population continues to age and the burden of neurological disease grows, the need for novel therapeutics is paramount.

Abstract | May 7, 2021

Broken Heart Syndrome Caused by A Broken Gastrointestinal Tract

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is a nonischemic cardiomyopathy that develops when there is a massive catecholamine release after a stressful event.

Posted in: Gastroenterology5

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