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February 2014

Volume 97, Number 2

 
 
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 27-page Section
ADVANCES in CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
BARBARA ROBERTS, MD, FACC
Guest Editor

 

17

RI Clinicians, Researchers Share Advances in
Recognition and Treatment of CVD

BARBARA ROBERTS, MD, FACC

19

Gender-Specific Aspects of Cardiovascular Disease
BARBARA H. ROBERTS, MD, FACC

23

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: A Clinical Review
SADDAM S. ABISSE, MD; ATHENA POPPAS, MD, FACC, FASE

28

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomography: State of the Art in Clinical Practice
CHRISTOPHER LANG, MD; MICHAEL K. ATALAY, MD, PHD

35

New Diagnostic and Therapeutic Possibilities
For Diastolic Heart Failure

EUY-MYOUNG JEONG, PhD; SAMUEL C. DUDLEY, JR., MD, PhD

38

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A Review of Current Indications and Outcomes
WILLIAM PRABHU, MD; PAUL C. GORDON, MD

 

CONTRIBUTION

42

Using the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) to Determine Substance Abuse Prevalence in the RI Trauma Population
RALPH ROGERS, BS; JANETTE BAIRD, PhD; JUN KIT HE; CHARLES ADAMS, MD, FACS, FCCM; MICHAEL MELLO, MD, MPH, FACEP

 

CASE REPORT

45

Cecal Volvulus Diagnosed on CT in Two Distinct Clinical Settings
JOSEPH FARNUM, MD; MICHAEL WALLACH, MD

 

PUBLIC HEALTH

48

Sexual Orientation and Health Risks among RI High School Students
BRUCE CRYAN, MBA, MS

50

Vital Statistics
COLLEEN A. FONTANA

 

IN THE NEWS
(complete 11-page section)

53

Providence doctor testifies at federal hearing on UnitedHealthcare’s network contraction

55

Alpert students seek volunteers for newly-formed human rights asylum clinic

57

National Emergency Physicians’ Group Issues Report Card for Nation

59

With $1.6M award, biochemist tackles diabetes

60

NIH awards URI pharmacy professor $1.3M grant to fight cancer with nanoparticles

61

Hasbro study finds high number of pediatric injuries
caused by school violence

62

News briefs

 

COMMENTARY
(10-page section)

7

The Hartford Hearing: Is United Listening?
ELAINE C. JONES, MD
RIMS President

10

Simplicity Isn’t Always a Virtue
JOSEPH H. FRIEDMAN, MD

13

Options: Eradication, Doom or Oblivion
STANLEY M. ARONSON, MD

 

RIMS NEWS
(2-page section)

51

AMA State Legislative Strategy Conference in Tucson, Arizona

 

CME: Eleventh Hour Education Event

52

Why You Should Join RIMS

 

PEOPLE/PLACES
(7-page section)

62

Transitions
Recognition
Obituaries

 

Tribute: Milton Hamolsky, MD
STANLEY M. ARONSON, MD

 

PHYSICIAN'S LEXICON, HERITAGE
(4-page section)

72

The Etymological Roots of the Specialties
STANLEY M. ARONSON, MD

74

100 Years Ago: Digitalis, Opium as Adjunct Therapy in Treating Heart Disease
MARY KORR

 
 

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