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January 2010, VOLUME 93, NO.1

 

 

   

 

Providence VA Medical Center
Guest Editor: Sharon Rounds, MD

Complete issue

 

 

Commentaries

2

Choosing a Treatment
Joseph H. Friedman, MD

3

Racism and the Threat of Influenza
Stanley M. Aronson, MD

 


 

CONTRIBUTIONS

4

INTRODUCTION
Overview of the Providence VA Medical Center
Sharon Rounds, MD

6

Innovative Approaches to Healthcare Delivery at the Providence VA Medical Center
Sharon Rounds, MD

8

Electronic Medical Record and Quality of Patient Care in the VA
Tanya Ali, MD

11

Primary Care at the Providence VA Medical Center: Challenges, Opportunities and Innovations
Thomas P. O’Toole, MD

13

Mental Health Care at the Providence VA Medical Center: Providing Integrated
Comprehensive Mental Health Services

Michael G. Goldstein, MD

16

Military Blast Injury in Iraq and Afghanistan: The Veterans Health Administration’s Polytrauma System of Care
Stephen T. Mernoff, MD, FAAN; Stephen Correia, PhD

22

Neurorehabilitation Research Laboratory at the Providence VAMC
Albert Lo, MD, PhD

 


 

COLUMNS

25

THE CREATIVE CLINICIAN
Fooled by the Fragments: Masquerading Microangiopathy
Samir Dalia, MD; Cannon Milani, MD; Jorge Castillo, MD; Anthony Mega, MD; Fred J. Schiffman, MD

27

GERIATRICS FOR THE PRACTICING PHYSICIAN
Sudden Cardiac Death and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) in the Older Adult
Omar Hyder, MD; Ohad Ziv, MD

29

HEALTH BY NUMBERS
Intimate Partner Violence Before or During Pregnancy in Rhode Island
Hyun (Hanna) Kim, PhD; Rachel Cain; Samara Viner-Brown, MS

32

PHYSICIAN’S LEXICON
Synonyms of Nothing
Stanley M. Aronson, MD

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Vital Statistics

33

January Heritage

34

2009 Index

 
 

Cover The Cardinal in a Snowy Bush” watercolor by Kristin Morrill. The artist studied art at Northeastern University, Worcester Art Museum and with several local New Englad artists privately. She received two grants for her series of Historical Mill Workers paintings currently on display in Pawtucket, RI, at the Library and the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center and online at http://kristinmorrill.net/Historical_Mill_Workers.aspx.
www.kristinmorrill.net, kristym@comcast.net

 
 

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