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FEBRUARY 2013

Volume 96, Number 2

 
 
2013-02-cover

Complete issue

Archives

About RIMJ

For Authors
Contributors
Letters to the Editor

For Advertisers

Editor-in-Chief
Joseph H. Friedman, MD

Associate Editor
Sun Ho Ahn, MD

Editor Emeritus
Stanley M. Aronson, MD

Managing Editor
Mary Korr

Graphic Designer
Marianne Migliori

     

 

Special Section
BIOSCIENCE IN RHODE ISLAND
Guest Editor: Denice Spero, MD

 

15

Showcasing Bioscience in Rhode Island
Denice Spero, PhD

16

ProThera Biologics, Inc.: A Novel Immunomodulator and Biomarker for Life-Threatening Diseases
Yow-Pin Lim, MD, PhD

19

Building Better Biotherapeutics and Vaccines by Design: EpiVax, Inc., an Immunology Company
Leonard Moise, PhD; Anthony Marcello; Ryan Tassone; Leslie Cousens, PhD; William Martin; Anne S. De Groot, MD

22

On the Path to a Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Therapy
Justin R. Fallon, PhD

25

BioIntraface®: The Next Quantum in Medical Devices
John D. Jarrell, PhD, PE

29

VeroScience: Applying Nature’s Genius to Help Improve the Human Condition
Donna Cowan, CCRC; Anthony Cincotta, PhD

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

13

An Aripiprazole Discontinuation Syndrome
Noah S. Philip, MD

 

CONTRIBUTIONS

32

Barriers to Completion of Desired Postpartum Sterilization
Michael DeSimone, BS; Rebecca H. Allen, MD, MPH; Lori A. Boardman, MD, SCM

35

Decade of HIV in Rhode Island: Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Patients Diagnosed in 2001 and 2010
Sarah Leeper, MD; Katie Fillion, MD; Fizza Gillani, PhD;Heather Ross, LICSW; Aadia Rana, MD; Karen Tashima, MD

 

PUBLIC HEALTH

41

Emerging Global Epidemiology of Measles and Public Health Response to Confirmed Case in Rhode Island
Ananda Sankar Bandyopadhyay, MBBS, MPH; Utpala Bandy, MD

45

Vital Statistics
Colleen Fontana, State Registrar

 

IMAGES IN MEDICINE

46

Parotid Gland Pleomorphic Adenoma with Floret-Like Tyrosine-Rich Crystals
Ralph M. Sams, MD; Shamlal Mangray, MBBS

7

COMMENTARY
(11-page section)

 

Prior Authorizations and Denials
Joseph H. Friedman, MD

 

A Tree-bark and its Pilgrimage through History
Stanley M. Aronson, MD

12

POINT OF VIEW

 

Testing, Testing, Testing – When Will the Madness Stop?
Leonard Mermel, DO, SCM

47

BOOKS

 

The Man with the Bionic Brain
Mary Korr

49

IN THE NEWS

 

Borkan to Lead New
Brown MD/ScM Program

David Orenstein

 

Public Health Program at
Brown Launches Healthy Aging Initiative

Mary Korr

53

SPOTLIGHT

 

Q & A with Dr. Richard Besdine
Mary Korr

55

RIMS NEWS

 

Neuroscience and Society Symposium

56

PEOPLE

 

Recognition

 

National Appointments
Area Appointments

 

Obituaries

64

PHYSICIAN'S LEXICON

 

The Words of Disordered
Consciousness

Stanley M. Aronson, MD

63

HERITAGE

 

Postcards from the Past: 1913
Mary Korr

 

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