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August 2013

Volume 96, Number 8

 
 
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

     

 

CONTRIBUTIONS

13

Are the Institute of Medicine’s Trustworthiness Guidelines Trustworthy?
BENJAMIN K. YOUNG, MS; PAUL B. GREENBERG, MD

15

Defining The Elusive ‘Medical Practice’
ELIZABETH BROWN, MD; LEONARD GREEN, MPH; JOHN P. FULTON, PhD; MICHAEL FINE, MD

18

A Virtual Cataract Surgery Course for
Ophthalmologists-in-Training at Brown

EMILY LI, BS; PETER FAY, MD; PAUL B. GREENBERG, MD

20

Methadone-induced Torsades de pointes
LESLIE RUSSELL, MD; DANIEL LEVINE, MD

22

Impact of Preventive Medications in Migraine Patients at Rhode Island Hospital
DEENA KURUVILLA, MD; MICHELLE MELLION, MD

 

PUBLIC HEALTH

26

Vital Statistics
COLLEEN A. FONTANA

 

IMAGES IN MEDICINE

27

‘The Sandwich Sign’: Mesenteric Lymphoma
ANNA ELLERMEIER, MD; CHAD ELLERMEIER, MD; DAVID J. GRAND, MD

 

COMMENTARY
(11-page section)

7

Neurological Stigma
JOSEPH H. FRIEDMAN, MD

10

A Cautious Head Count
of our Neighbors
STANLEY M. ARONSON, MD

 

RIMS NEWS

29

RIMS at the AMA;
Tar Wars national contest
winner is from Rhode Island


 

PEOPLE (4-page section)

42

Appointments, Obituaries

 

BOOKS, PHYSICIAN'S LEXICON, AND HERITAGE (6-page section)

46

From Harvard to Hell…and Back
by Dr. Sylvester Sviokla III

71

Blood Will Tell
STANLEY M. ARONSON, MD

73

100 YEARS AGO: Medical Legacies
50 YEARS AGO: Practical Advice for ‘The Neurotic Patient’ Still Rings True

 

IN THE NEWS (complete 8-page section)

31

RI HEALTH DEPT., HOSPITALS get $5.9M in disaster preparedness

31

THE GREAT HURRICANE OF 1938, Revisiting a ‘vintage’ disaster

34

ERIC MORROW, MD, PhD, Autism consortium forms

35

LYNN E. TAYLOR, MD, Joins international team to fight Hepatitus C

 

NEWS BRIEFS (3 pages):

36

University Medicine and BCBSRI Announce Multi-Year Patient Centered Contract

36

State debuts plans for insurance exchange, HealthSourceRI

36

Hittner confirmed as RI health insurance commissioner

36

AG Kilmartin Approves Affiliation of Memorial Hospital and Care New England

36

New law allows release of patient information for criminal investigations

37

RECOGNITION:
• Total Joint Center Receives Blue Distinction Center Designation
• NAPBC Accredits Roger Williams Breast Health Program
• The Miriam Recognized with National Cancer Award
• Miriam Named Top Regional Hospital

38

LEGISLATIVE:
• New law allows physicians to issue temporary disability placards
• New law OKs e-prescription use for controlled substance list drugs

38

RESEARCH:
• Harel: Teens should take 600 IU Vitamin D daily

39

EVENTS/CALENDAR (3-pages)

 

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