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December 2013

Volume 96, Number 12

 
 
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 23-page Section
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
FRANCIS SULLIVAN, MD; KENNETH A. WILLIAMS, MD
Guest Editors

 

22

Emergency Medical Services
More than a ride to the hospital – Examining the continuing evolution of a complex, coordinated response system

FRANCIS SULLIVAN, MD; KENNETH A. WILLIAMS, MD

24

An Overview of Prehospital Emergency Medical Services
FRANCIS SULLIVAN, MD; KENNETH A. WILLIAMS, MD; JASON RHODES, MPA, EMT-C

28

Physician Medical Direction of Emergency Medical Services
FRANCIS SULLIVAN, MD; KENNETH A. WILLIAMS, MD

31

Emergency Medical Technician Education and Training
JOSEPH LAURO, MD, NREMT-P; FRANCIS SULLIVAN, MD; KENNETH A. WILLIAMS, MD

35

The Rhode Island Life Saving Score (RILSS) –
A Proposed Life-Saving Definition for EMS and Emergency Medicine

KENNETH A. WILLIAMS, MD; FRANCIS SULLIVAN, MD

39

Critical Care Transport
KENNETH A. WILLIAMS, MD; FRANCIS SULLIVAN, MD

 

CASE REPORTS

44

Spontaneous Coronary Dissection in Polycystic Kidney Disease
MAXWELL E. AFARI, MD; ABDULLAH QUDDUS, MD; MANOJ BHATTARAI, MD; AMRITA R. JOHN, MD; RYAN J. BRODERICK, MD

46

Kikuchi Fujimoto Disease (KFD) in a 31-year-old Woman
DANIEL PERLI, MD; NEHA ALANG, MD; ALWYN RAPOSE, MD

 

PUBLIC HEALTH

48

Health Information Technology (HIT) Adoption and Use by Rhode Island Advance Practice Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants, 2013
KIMBERLY PELLAND ; ROSA BAIER, MPH; BLAKE MORPHIS; SAMARA VINER-BROWN, MS; REBEKAH GARDNER, MD

50

Vital Statistics
COLLEEN A. FONTANA

 

IN THE NEWS (complete 5-page section)

53

$15M donation will establish institute for neuroscience at URI

54

RIH, Hasbro orthopedic surgeons introduce ‘GPS for the spine’ to RI

54

Women’s Medicine Collaborative joins primary care initiative

55

AMA analysis lists states with lowest levels
of health insurance competition

56

Study finds stenting does not improve outcomes in renal artery stenosis

56

Judge gives final approval for Landmark deal

57

Alpert Medical School physicians among partners in Rwanda

57

Hittner, Ferguson reject President’s call
to continue cancelled coverage in RI

57

Breast cancer expert speaks at Women and Infants Hospital

 

COMMENTARY
(10-page section)

7

“Decent respect”: An Update on United’s October Surprise
ELAINE C. JONES, MD

10

Altruism and My Nine Gallons of Blood
JOSEPH H. FRIEDMAN, MD

13

History Issues a Cautious Summons to Reason
STANLEY M. ARONSON, MD

 

POINT OF VIEW

16

ACC/AHA New Cholesterol Management Guidelines:
What’s a Doc to Do?

KENNETH S. KORR, MD

18

A Call to Expand Motorcycle Helmet use in RI
ADAM E.M. ELTORAI, ALAN H. DANIELS, MD; ROMAN A. HAYDA, MD; CHARLES A. ADAMS, JR, MD; G. REES COSGROVE, MD; CHRISTOPHER T. BORN, MD

 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

21

Doctor Questions Requiring Flu Shots for Health Care Workers
STEVEN G. MCCLOY, MD

21

Proposal for Nursing-Centered Model of HIV Testing
NEHA ALANG, MD; JOANNE COSTELLO, PhD; CINDY MACLEOD, BSN, ACRN; MICHELLE CARPENTIER, MSN; PATRICIA COSTA, RN; JENNIFER A THIESSEN, RNP; ANNE SLINEY, BSN, ACRN; TIMOTHY FLANIGAN, MD

 

RIMS NEWS
(2-page section)

51

Free Seminars;
Why You Should Join RIMS

 

PEOPLE
(10-page section)

62

Recognition
Appointments
Obituaries

 

BOOKS

68

Dr. Friedman’s book examines impact of behavioral changes in Parkinson’s disease
MARY KORR

 

PHYSICIAN'S LEXICON AND HERITAGE
(5-page section)

71

The Many Qu- Words of Medicine
STANLEY M. ARONSON, MD

73

Dr. Franklin C. Clark: Early mentor to HP Lovecraft – the master of ‘weird tales’
MARY KORR

 
 

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