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  • Lighthouse. Anesthesia and analgesia Smith, B. R. 2023; 137 (5): 1112-1113

    View details for DOI 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006311

    View details for PubMedID 37862402

  • Real Magic. Anesthesia and analgesia Smith, B. R. 2023; 137 (5): 1110-1111

    View details for DOI 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006264

    View details for PubMedID 37862401

  • Treading Through Twilight. Anesthesiology Smith, B. R. 2023

    View details for DOI 10.1097/ALN.0000000000004661

    View details for PubMedID 37610370

  • Annals Graphic Medicine - Preparing for a Genomic Future. Annals of internal medicine Smith, C. J., Smith, B. R. 2023

    View details for DOI 10.7326/G22-0055

    View details for PubMedID 37549392

  • "That Was Terrible": Public Humiliation in Preclinical Education. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges Smith, B. R. 2023

    View details for DOI 10.1097/ACM.0000000000005429

    View details for PubMedID 37556807

  • Sunsets. JAMA oncology Smith, B. R. 2023

    View details for DOI 10.1001/jamaoncol.2023.2179

    View details for PubMedID 37498622

  • Annals Graphic Medicine - Dependence. Annals of internal medicine Smith, B. 2023: eG220051

    View details for DOI 10.7326/G22-0051

    View details for PubMedID 37364266

  • Matter. Palliative & supportive care Smith, B. R. 2023: 1-2

    View details for DOI 10.1017/S1478951523000792

    View details for PubMedID 37357956

  • Lost and Found in the ER. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Smith, B. R. 2023

    View details for DOI 10.1111/acem.14759

    View details for PubMedID 37285060

  • Five visits with Diane. Families, systems & health : the journal of collaborative family healthcare Smith, B. R. 2023; 41 (2): 284-285

    Abstract

    This brief article is based on a patient's experience the author witnessed as a medical oncology scribe. The article describes five visits with a cancer patient named Diane as she started chemotherapy. Mere months since Diane's first visit, she died. The doctor read a slip of paper on her desk and told the author with tears in her eyes. The author turned over the visits she had with Diane, trying to find solace in the comfort she had in the end. It had all gone so fast, though. Four visits and she was gone. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2023 APA, all rights reserved).

    View details for DOI 10.1037/fsh0000775

    View details for PubMedID 37338454

  • Celebrating synergy. Canadian medical education journal Smith, B. R. 2023; 14 (3): 361

    View details for DOI 10.36834/cmej.77279

    View details for PubMedID 37465743

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  • Bearer of bad news. Canadian medical education journal Smith, B. R. 2023; 14 (3): 360

    View details for DOI 10.36834/cmej.76145

    View details for PubMedID 37465734

  • My first day in the ER: Should I be worried about. Families, systems & health : the journal of collaborative family healthcare Smith, B. R. 2023; 41 (2): 282

    Abstract

    In this poem, a medical resident describes his first day in the emergency room. He describes the patient bleeding and his plummeting pulse. The resident wonders if he worries too much or whether, when it truly matters, he will be enough. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2023 APA, all rights reserved).

    View details for DOI 10.1037/fsh0000746

    View details for PubMedID 37338452

  • Bonfire Abecedarian. The Journal of medical humanities Smith, B. R. 2023

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s10912-023-09802-4

    View details for PubMedID 37127836

  • Indelible. AEM education and training Smith, B. R. 2023; 7 (2): e10866

    View details for DOI 10.1002/aet2.10866

    View details for PubMedID 37064490

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  • Falling apart. Canadian medical education journal Smith, B. R. 2023; 14 (2): 181

    View details for DOI 10.36834/cmej.76083

    View details for PubMedID 37304631

  • Growth mindset. AEM education and training Smith, B. R. 2023; 7 (2): e10847

    View details for DOI 10.1002/aet2.10847

    View details for PubMedID 36936086

  • Keeping UpToDate. AEM education and training Smith, B. R. 2023; 7 (2): e10826

    View details for DOI 10.1002/aet2.10826

    View details for PubMedID 37008651

  • Greener Health Care Is a Necessity. AMA journal of ethics Smith, B. R. 2023; 25 (4): E294-298

    Abstract

    This series of 4 images visually considers ethical questions about the US health sector's emissions.

    View details for DOI 10.1001/amajethics.2023.294

    View details for PubMedID 37014725

  • Rheumatology's Animal Kingdom: A Digital Art Series. The Journal of rheumatology Smith, B. R. 2023

    Abstract

    During my first 2 years of medical school, I noticed how many syndromes and symptoms are named after animals. These visual metaphors are especially memorable because they evoke clear and vivid images and shapes.

    View details for DOI 10.3899/jrheum.230036

    View details for PubMedID 36858433

  • Factors of transurethral incision effectiveness for ureteroceles in pediatric patients: A 28-year, single-institution retrospective review. Journal of pediatric urology Smith, B. R., Smith, C. J., Sharma, K., Sheth, K. R. 2023

    Abstract

    As a congenital anomaly, ureteroceles occur in 1 in 4000 children, and are usually diagnosed prenatally. However, there remains a lack of definite consensus on the optimal management of congenital ureteroceles.We evaluated factors associated with success of primary transurethral incision (TUI) in ureterocele pediatric patients.Demographic and clinical information for 120 pediatric patients who were diagnosed with congenital ureterocele between 1993 and 2021 at our institution were obtained through retrospective chart review. Data were analyzed using Fisher's exact tests, t-tests, and logistic regression with a significance threshold of p < 0.05. The primary outcome of ureterocele management was TUI effectiveness, defined by no need for further surgical intervention.Of the 120 patients (39 boys, 81 girls) with ureteroceles, 75 patients (22 boys, 53 girls) met our inclusion criteria of undergoing initial TUI ureterocele. Initial TUI was effective in 51/75 patients (68.0%). We analyzed possible correlative factors for TUI efficacy. Simplex system was a significant predictor of primary TUI efficacy (85% effective in simplex systems, 62% in duplex systems). Prior urinary tract infection, prenatal diagnosis, and electrocautery technique were all associated with an increased risk of needing additional surgeries after primary TUI.The most significant predictors of effective primary TUI were simplex system and the absence of preoperative vesicoureteral reflux. Prenatal diagnosis, preoperative febrile urinary tract infection, higher preoperative hydronephrosis grade, and the use of electrocautery were all associated with decreased primary TUI efficacy. Study limitations include that it was a retrospective chart review, and cohort size was limited by incomplete urology follow-up and operative records.Initial TUI was an effective procedure for the majority of our pediatric ureterocele patients, a higher success rate compared to other cohorts. Patients with a simplex system were more likely to have an effective first TUI than patients with duplex systems, as were patients without preoperative reflux. Although not statistically significant, our data suggest prior UTI, prenatal diagnosis, higher preoperative hydronephrosis grade, and the use of electrocautery may be associated with having additional surgeries.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jpurol.2023.02.020

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  • Limbo. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation Smith, B. R. 2023

    View details for DOI 10.1053/j.ajkd.2022.09.009

    View details for PubMedID 36697357

  • Side effects acrostic. Palliative & supportive care Smith, B. R. 2023: 1

    View details for DOI 10.1017/S1478951522001870

    View details for PubMedID 36635074

  • Moments That Matter. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges Smith, B. R. 2023

    View details for DOI 10.1097/ACM.0000000000005118

    View details for PubMedID 36608353

  • Sunrise, Sunset FAMILY MEDICINE Smith, B. R. 2023; 55 (1): 59-60
  • In Line. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation Smith, B. R. 2022

    View details for DOI 10.1053/j.ajkd.2022.10.005

    View details for PubMedID 36577603

  • Rusty and Wooden. The Journal of rheumatology Smith, B. R. 2022; 49 (12): 1398-1399

    View details for DOI 10.3899/jrheum.220971

    View details for PubMedID 36455933

  • Pulchritudo ex machina: Beauty from the machine. Palliative & supportive care Smith, B. R. 2022: 1-2

    View details for DOI 10.1017/S1478951522001572

    View details for PubMedID 36367107

  • Captive. Tuberculosis and respiratory diseases Smith, B. R. 2022

    View details for DOI 10.4046/trd.2022.0130

    View details for PubMedID 36281545

  • Worth Bearing in Mind. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges Smith, B. R. 2022

    View details for DOI 10.1097/ACM.0000000000005056

    View details for PubMedID 36538682

  • Heavy hangs the coat. AEM education and training Smith, B. R. 2022; 6 (5): e10807

    View details for DOI 10.1002/aet2.10807

    View details for PubMedID 36258906

  • From books to bedsides AEM EDUCATION AND TRAINING Smith, B. R. 2022; 6 (5): e10811

    View details for DOI 10.1002/aet2.10811

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    View details for PubMedID 36189453

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  • Deluge. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Smith, B. R. 2022

    View details for DOI 10.1111/jgs.18073

    View details for PubMedID 36178965

  • Bedbound PALLIATIVE & SUPPORTIVE CARE Smith, B. R. 2022
  • Safety Net. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Smith, B. R. 2022

    View details for DOI 10.1111/acem.14593

    View details for PubMedID 36073240

  • Code. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Smith, B. R. 2022

    View details for DOI 10.1111/acem.14578

    View details for PubMedID 35989558

  • On a scale from one to ten. Palliative & supportive care Smith, B. R. 2022: 1

    View details for DOI 10.1017/S1478951522000803

    View details for PubMedID 35735029

  • Induction. Anesthesiology Smith, B. R. 2022

    View details for DOI 10.1097/ALN.0000000000004286

    View details for PubMedID 35727085

  • Letter from a medical oncology scribe Palliative & Supportive Care Smith, B. R. 2022
  • On Diction. JAMA oncology Smith, B. R. 2021

    View details for DOI 10.1001/jamaoncol.2021.2730

    View details for PubMedID 34382997

  • High-Parametric Evaluation of Human Invariant Natural Killer T Cells to Delineate Heterogeneity in Allo- and Autoimmunity. Blood Erkers, T., Xie, B., Kenyon, L. J., Smith, B., Rieck, M., Jensen, K. P., Ji, X., Basina, M., Strober, S., Negrin, R. S., Maecker, H. T., Meyer, E. 2020

    Abstract

    Human invariant natural killer T cells (iNKTs) are a rare innate-like lymphocyte population that recognize glycolipids presented on CD1d. Studies in mice have shown that these cells are heterogenous and capable of enacting diverse functions, and the composition of iNKT subsets can alter disease outcomes. In contrast, far less is known about how heterogeneity in human iNKTs relates to disease. To address this, we use a high-dimensional, data-driven approach to devise a framework to parse human iNKT heterogeneity. Our data revealed novel and previously described iNKT phenotypes with distinct functions. In particular, we found two phenotypes of interest: 1) a population with Th1 function that was increased with iNKT activation characterized by HLA-II+CD161- expression, and 2) a population with enhanced cytotoxic function characterized by CD4-CD94+ expression. These populations, respectively, correlate with acute graft-versus-host disease after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and with new onset type 1 diabetes. Our study identifies human iNKT phenotypes associated with human disease that could aid in the development of biomarkers or therapeutics targeting iNKTs.

    View details for DOI 10.1182/blood.2019001903

    View details for PubMedID 31935280