Research Forum 2020

2020 California Research Forum on

Lung Health Emerging Technologies and Treatment in Pulmonary Medicine

Due to the circumstances of COVID-19, the Trudeau Society decided to cancel the 2020 California Research Forum on Lung Health this past April. On behalf of the Trudeau Society, we would like to acknowledge all of our abstract submissions and sponsors for the event. We are looking forward to the 2021 California Research Forum.

Thank you to all who submitted abstracts

In alphabetical order

Presenting Author: Billy Peng

Institute: USC Title: Tidal expiratory flow limitation (tEFL) and its relation to lung hyperinflation in patients with chronic airflow obstruction (CAO)

Presenting Author: Harry Rossiter, PhD

Institute: Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Title: Longitudinal follow-up of older former smokers reveals rapid decline in muscle oxidative capacity and physical activity

Presenting Author: Alexander Sherman, MD

Institute: UCLA Title: Endobronchial Ultrasound Assessment of Central Pulmonary Vasculature in Critically Ill Intubated Adults: A Case Series

Presenting Author: Nicholas Tiller, PhD

Institute: Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Title: Relationships among muscle oxidative capacity, coronary artery calcium, and hepatic steatosis in COPD: A pilot study

Presenting Author: Clay Wu, MD

Institute: USC Title: The Effects Of Pregnancy On Spirometric Changes In Patients With Cystic Fibrosis.

Presenting Author: Wei Yuan, MD

Institute: Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Presenting Author: Dongxing Zhao, MD

Institute: Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Title: Serum Amyloid A (SAA) in Stable COPD Patients is Associated with the Frequent Exacerbator Phenotype

Presenting Author: Asghar Abbasi, PhD

Institute: Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Title: COPD attenuates NK and TReg cell mobilization following high-intensity interval exercise

Presenting Author: Robert Calmelat

Institute: Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Title: Bronchodilator acutely reduces expiratory flow limitation during exercise in COPD demonstrated by dynamic hyperinflation, flow-volume curve analysis and impulse oscillometry.

Presenting Author: Daniel J. da Costa, MD

Institute: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Title: Tunneled Indwelling Pleural Catheters: A County Experience

Presenting Author: Sheryl Flynn PT, PhD

Institute: Blue Marble Health Title: Usability and Feasibility of a Digital Home-based Pulmonary Rehab Program for COPD

Presenting Author: Gregory Grandio, MD

Institute: USC
Title: Pulmonary rehabilitation improves quadriceps muscle strength in patients with chronic respiratory disorders: Relating quadriceps peak torque to its peak electromyographic signal

Presenting Author: Charles Lanks, MD

Institute: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Title: Cortical Oxygenation by Time-Resolved Near-Infrared Spectroscopy is Greater in Survivors Than Non- Survivors of Septic Shock

Presenting Author: Harrison Ngue

Institute: USC
Title: The Value of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Patients with Cancer: Occult Pulmonary Vascular Limitation Is the Major Cause of Dyspnea

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Thank you to our Sponsor

2019 California Research Forum on Lung Health Recap

The Trudeau Society and BREATHE California of Los Angeles County reintroduced the California Research Forum on Lung Health in 2019, providing fellow trainees and junior staff the opportunity to present their latest research to the Southern California medical community. The event was held at LA BioMed at the UCLA Harbor campus. The forum featured researchers from institutions such as, University of California, Irvine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, LA BioMed, University of Southern California, and University of California of Los Angeles. Trudeau Society is pleased to announce the winners from the 2019 California Research Forum on Lung Health

Oral Presentations

  • 1st Place (tied)
    The Effect of Using Vitamin C, Hydrocortisone, and Thiamine Triple Therapy in the Treatment of Septic Shock
    Reza Ronaghi, MD – University of Southern California
    Physiologic Dead Space (VD/VT) as Predictor of Postoperative Complications after Lung Resection
    Sanford Church, MD – University of California, Irvine
  • 3rd Place
    Cigarette-Smoking Increases Alveolar Exosome Concentration, which is Normalized by a Single Bout of Endurance Exercise
    Asghar Abbasi, MD – Harbor-UCLA, LA BioMed
    Honorable Mention
    Inferior Vena Cava (IVCF) Utilization at a Quaternary Care Medical Center
    June Choe, MD – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Poster Presentations

  • 1st Place
    Pre-endoscopic Intubation for Airway Protection in Patients Undergoing Evaluation for Hematemesis – Experience in a Tertiary Care Center
    Patrick Chan, MD – University of Southern California
  • 2nd Place
    Relation of static indices of hyperinflation to dyspnea in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Ravi Patel, MD – University of Southern California
  • 3rd Place
    Intravascular Lymphoma Mimicking Acute Pulmonary Embolism
    Mariam Torossian, MD – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Honorable Mention
    PET scans and Malignant Pleural Effusions
    Samuel Cohen, MD – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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