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2020 32nd Annual Recent Developments in Internal Medicine (RDIM): Saturday, October 10

October 8-10, 2020

Conference Brochure


Vaping Induced Lung Injury

• Review E-Vapor Associated Lung Injury and clinical presentation
• Discuss pathophysiology and diagnosis of EVALI
• Discuss work up and treatment of EVALI
• Immunization Updates for Primary Care


Does 'Dry Hit' vaping of vitamin E acetate contribute to EVALI? Simulating toxic ketene formation during e-cigarette use.

Narimani M, da Silva G.

PLoS One. 2020 Sep 3;15(9):e0238140. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0238140. eCollection 2020.

PMID: 32881943


Guidance on the clinical management of E-cigarette or Vaping Associated Lung Injury (EVALI)?

Rice SJ, Hyland V, Behera M, Ramalingam SS, Bunn P, Belani CP.

J Thorac Oncol. 2020 Aug 28:S1556-0864(20)30672-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2020.08.012. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32866653 Free PMC article. Review.


A Mechanical Mechanism for Vitamin E Acetate in E-cigarette/Vaping-Associated Lung Injury.

DiPasquale M, Gbadamosi O, Nguyen MHL, Castillo SR, Rickeard BW, Kelley EG, Nagao M, Marquardt D.

Chem Res Toxicol. 2020 Sep 4. doi: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.0c00212. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32842741


E-cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury, (EVALI) - A diagnosis of exclusion.

Mughal MS, Dalmacion DLV, Mirza HM, Kaur IP, Dela Cruz MA, Kramer VE.

Respir Med Case Rep. 2020 Jul 25;31:101174. doi: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2020.101174. eCollection 2020.

PMID: 32775191 Free PMC article.


Pathological findings in suspected cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI): a case series.

Reagan-Steiner S, Gary J, Matkovic E, Ritter JM, Shieh WJ, Martines RB, Werner AK, Lynfield R, Holzbauer S, Bullock H, Denison AM, Bhatnagar J, Bollweg BC, Patel M, Evans ME, King BA, Rose DA, Baldwin GT, Jones CM, Krishnasamy V, Briss PA, Weissman DN, Meaney-Delman D, Zaki SR; Lung Injury Response Pathology Working Group.

Lancet Respir Med. 2020 Aug 4:S2213-2600(20)30321-0. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30321-0. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32763198


A brief overview of the national outbreak of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use ─associated lung injury (EVALI) and the primary causes.

Kiernan E, Click ES, Melstrom P, Evans ME, Layer MR, Weissman DN, Reagan-Steiner S, Wiltz JL, Hocevar S, Goodman AB, Twentyman E.

Chest. 2020 Aug 3:S0012-3692(20)32095-X. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.07.068. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32758560 Review. No abstract available.


The rise of electronic nicotine delivery systems and the emergence of electronic-cigarette-driven disease.

McAlinden KD, Eapen MS PhD, Lu W, Sharma P, Sohal SS.

Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2020 Jul 29. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00160.2020. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32726146


A presentation of E-Cigarette vaping associated lung injury (EVALI) caused by THC-Containing electronic smoking device.

Galo J, Celli D, Gross D, Holt G, Campos M.

Respir Med Case Rep. 2020 Jul 10;31:101154. doi: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2020.101154. eCollection 2020.

PMID: 32690998 Free PMC article.

Non-Pharmacologic Treatments for Low Back Pain

• Discuss non-pharmacologic treatments and supporting evidence
• Compare non-pharmacologic treatment options


Are Opioids Needed to Treat Chronic Low Back Pain? A Review of Treatment Options and Analgesics in Development.

Gudin J, Kaufman AG, Datta S.

J Pain Res. 2020 May 14;13:1007-1022. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S226483. eCollection 2020.

PMID: 32523371 Free PMC article. Review.


Healthcare Resource Utilization and Management of Chronic, Refractory Low Back Pain in the United States.

Spears CA, Hodges SE, Kiyani M, Yang Z, Edwards RM, Musick A, Park C, Parente B, Lee HJ, Lad SP.

Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2020 May 21. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000003572. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32453242


Anti-nerve growth factor antibodies for the treatment of low back pain.

Patel F, Hess DK, Maher DP.

Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol. 2020 Jun;13(6):631-639. doi: 10.1080/17512433.2020.1772052. Epub 2020 Jun 4.

PMID: 32436473


VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline: Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain.

Pangarkar SS, Kang DG, Sandbrink F, Bevevino A, Tillisch K, Konitzer L, Sall J.

J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Nov;34(11):2620-2629. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05086-4. Epub 2019 Sep 16.

PMID: 31529375


A Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Device for Non-Specific Low Back Pain: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.

Lisi AJ, Scheinowitz M, Saporito R, Onorato A.

Pain Ther. 2019 Jun;8(1):133-140. doi: 10.1007/s40122-019-0119-z. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

PMID: 30868475 Free PMC article.


Primary care physicians' attitude and reported prescribing behavior for chronic low back pain: An exploratory cross-sectional study.

Rodondi PY, Dubois J, Bill AS, Koutaïssoff D, Ros J, Aveni E, Pasquier J, Herzig L, Decosterd I, Burnand B.

PLoS One. 2018 Sep 27;13(9):e0204613. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0204613. eCollection 2018.

PMID: 30261029 Free PMC article.


Correlates of Use and Perceived Effectiveness of Non-pharmacologic Strategies for Chronic Pain Among Patients Prescribed Long-term Opioid Therapy.

Lozier CC, Nugent SM, Smith NX, Yarborough BJ, Dobscha SK, Deyo RA, Morasco BJ.

J Gen Intern Med. 2018 May;33(Suppl 1):46-53. doi: 10.1007/s11606-018-4325-x.

PMID: 29633138 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.

How to Exercise When You Just Don’t Have Time

• Discuss exercise options that can be completed in 15 minutes or less
• Demonstrate exercises to incorporate in a busy work life in 15 minutes or less

COVID-19 Recommendations for Geriatrics

• Review CDC and NC DHHS recommendations for nursing homes
• Discuss epidemiology specific to dementia patients and the geriatric population
• Discuss considerations specific to patients with dementia in the context of COVID-19
• Share experiences and applications of guidelines in the nursing home during the COVID-19 pandemic


How a Psychopharmacology Clinical Trial Site in the Seattle Area Managed Clinical Trials and Patient Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Schilling S, Mohanarajah S, Mengstu A, Khan A, Brown WA.

Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2020 Sep;28(9):999-1003. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2020.06.012. Epub 2020 Jun 18.

PMID: 32680760 Free PMC article.


Policy Recommendations Regarding Skilled Nursing Facility Management of Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19): Lessons from New York State.

Lester PE, Holahan T, Siskind D, Healy E.

J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2020 Jul;21(7):888-892. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2020.05.058. Epub 2020 Jun 2.

PMID: 32674814 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.


The clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with diabetes and secondary hyperglycaemia with coronavirus disease 2019: A single-centre, retrospective, observational study in Wuhan.

Zhang Y, Li H, Zhang J, Cao Y, Zhao X, Yu N, Gao Y, Ma J, Zhang H, Zhang J, Guo X, Liu X.

Diabetes Obes Metab. 2020 Aug;22(8):1443-1454. doi: 10.1111/dom.14086. Epub 2020 Jun 17.

PMID: 32406594 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.


Mining the Characteristics of COVID-19 Patients in China: Analysis of Social Media Posts.

Huang C, Xu X, Cai Y, Ge Q, Zeng G, Li X, Zhang W, Ji C, Yang L.

J Med Internet Res. 2020 May 17;22(5):e19087. doi: 10.2196/19087.

PMID: 32401210 Free PMC article.


Israel Ad Hoc COVID-19 Committee: Guidelines for Care of Older Persons During a Pandemic.

Clarfield AM, Dwolatzky T, Brill S, Press Y, Glick S, Shvartzman P, Doron II.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Jul;68(7):1370-1375. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16554. Epub 2020 May 23.

PMID: 32392624 Free PMC article.


COVID-19 and older people in Asia: Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia calls to actions.

Lim WS, Liang CK, Assantachai P, Auyeung TW, Kang L, Lee WJ, Lim JY, Sugimoto K, Akishita M, Chia SL, Chou MY, Ding YY, Iijima K, Jang HC, Kawashima S, Kim M, Kojima T, Kuzuya M, Lee J, Lee SY, Lee Y, Peng LN, Wang NY, Wang YW, Won CW, Woo J, Chen LK, Arai H.

Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2020 Jun;20(6):547-558. doi: 10.1111/ggi.13939.

PMID: 32365259 Free PMC article. Review.


American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Policy Brief: COVID-19 and Assisted Living Facilities.

American Geriatrics Society.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Jun;68(6):1131-1135. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16510. Epub 2020 May 14.

PMID: 32342998 Free PMC article.


Emergency tracheal intubation in 202 patients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: lessons learnt and international expert recommendations.

Yao W, Wang T, Jiang B, Gao F, Wang L, Zheng H, Xiao W, Yao S, Mei W, Chen X, Luo A, Sun L, Cook T, Behringer E, Huitink JM, Wong DT, Lane-Fall M, McNarry AF, McGuire B, Higgs A, Shah A, Patel A, Zuo M, Ma W, Xue Z, Zhang LM, Li W, Wang Y, Hagberg C, O'Sullivan EP, Fleisher LA, Wei H; collaborators.

Br J Anaesth. 2020 Jul;125(1):e28-e37. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2020.03.026. Epub 2020 Apr 10.

PMID: 32312571 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.


American Geriatrics Society Policy Brief: COVID-19 and Nursing Homes.

American Geriatrics Society.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 May;68(5):908-911. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16477. Epub 2020 Apr 29.

PMID: 32267538 Free PMC article.


Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Geriatrics and Long-Term Care: The ABCDs of COVID-19.

D'Adamo H, Yoshikawa T, Ouslander JG.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 May;68(5):912-917. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16445. Epub 2020 Apr 16.

PMID: 32212386


Action at a Distance: Geriatric Research during a Pandemic.

Nicol GE, Piccirillo JF, Mulsant BH, Lenze EJ.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 May;68(5):922-925. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16443. Epub 2020 Apr 3.

PMID: 32207542 Free PMC article.