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VANTAGE POINT

 

JUNE 2014

Volume 97, Number 6

 
 
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 31-page Section
Identifying and Managing Psychiatric Emergencies
Colin J. Harrington, MD; Robert Boland, MD

Guest Editors

 

18

Delirium: Presentation, Epidemiology, and Diagnostic Evaluation (Part 1)
Colin J. Harrington, MD; Kalya Vardi, MD

24

Delirium: Treatment and Prevention (Part 2)
Kalya Vardi, MD; Colin J. Harrington, MD

29

The ‘Problem Patient’: Modest Advice for Frustrated Clinicians
Robert Boland, MD

33

Serotonin Syndrome: A Concise Review of a Toxic State
Dwayne R. Heitmiller, MD

36

Practical Management of Alzheimer’s Dementia
Jeffrey Burock, MD; Lilly Naqvi, BS

41

Emerging Drugs of Abuse: Clinical and Legal Considerations
Elie G. Aoun, MD; Paul P. Christopher, MD; James W. Ingraham, MD

 

CONTRIBUTIONS

47

Outpatient, Awake, Ultra-Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniations
Gabriele P. Jasper, MD; Gina M. Francisco, BSc; Albert E. Telfeian, MD, PhD

50

Promoting Medical Student Research Productivity:
The Student Perspective

Benjamin K. Young, MS; Fei Cai, AB; Vickram J. Tandon, BS; Paul George, MD, MHPE; Paul B. Greenberg, MD

 

CASE REPORTS

53

Gastrointestinal CMV in an Elderly, Immunocompetent Patient
Christopher Fyock, MD; Melissa Gaitanis, MD; John Gao, MD; Murray Resnick, MD, PhD; Samir Shah, MD

56

An Unusual Case of Pulmonary Embolism in a Young Healthy Female Competitive Rower
Katherine M. Rand, Charles B. Sherman, MD

 

PUBLIC HEALTH

60

Health by Numbers: Rhode Island Clostridium difficile Infection Trends and Laboratory ID Events Ranking
Yongwen Jiang, PhD; Rosa Baier, MPH; Blake Morphis, BS, CPEHR; Leonard A. Mermel, DO, ScM; Samara Viner-Brown, MS

64

Using the Rhode Island Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PMP)
James V. McDonald, MD, MPH

66

Enhanced Surveillance for Opioid Overdose in Rhode Island
RI Department of Health Staff

67

Vital Statistics
Colleen A. Fontana, State Registrar

 

COMMENTARY
(7-page section)

7

Retirement: For Better or Worse?
JOSEPH H. FRIEDMAN, MD

10

The Moral Heritage of
the Corner Drugstore
STANLEY M. ARONSON, MD

12

Working on the Family ‘Pharm’
Mary Korr

 

RIMJ AROUND THE WORLD

14

We are read everywhere:
Belgium, Portugal, Israel, France

MARY KORR

 

RIMS NEWS
(3-page section)

68

Tar Wars, Helmets, Eleventh Hour Education Event

69

Working for You:
RIMS Advocacy Calendar

70

Why You Should Join RIMS

 

SPOTLIGHT

86

Pitch Perfect: Piyush Gupta, MD, Wins at Google Glass Challenge
MARY KORR

 

PEOPLE
(9-page section)

88

Recognition
Appointments

 

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

96

The Esoteric Prefixes of Medicine (Part II)
STANLEY M. ARONSON, MD

98

100 Years Ago: Dr. Blumer
Calls for Experts to
Assess Mental Health
of ‘Insane Aliens’;
1914: Hats Off to
The Way We Were
MARY KORR

 

IN THE NEWS
(complete 15-page section)

71

JWU Opens State’s First Physician Assistant Program

73

New System Vaults Lifespan’s Core Laboratory into Future

75

Brown Honors Dr. Aronson, Founding Medical School Dean, with $3M Endowed Fund

76

Brown University Oncology Research Group Celebrates 20th Anniversary

77

Board of Ed OKs RIC/URI Shared Nursing Education Center at South Street Landing

78

Health Dept. Issues Conditional CVS Application to Operate MinuteClinics

79

New Law Expands Access to Prescription Monitoring Program

 

State Troopers now Equipped with Narcan

 

Health Department Reports Number of Babies Born Dependent on Drugs Doubles

80

Kent and Memorial Hospitals Using Germ-Zapping Robots to Fight Infection

81

Bradley/Hasbro Center Launches Asthma Study for Latino Students

 

Memorial Family Medicine Staff Plant Seeds of Healthy Eating

82

Bradley/Hasbro Study: CBT Benefit Youngsters with OCD

 

RIH Study: Medicare Patients with Dementia Have Increased Readmission Rates

83

CharterCARE and Prospect joint venture receives state approval

84

Women & Infants Opens Expanded Infusion Center, Integrative Care Suite

 

Rhode Island Hospital Acquires New Gamma Knife

 
 

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