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VANTAGE POINT

 

JULY 2014

Volume 97, Number 7

 
 
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
HepatitIs C
Lynn E. Taylor, MD

Guest Editor

 

15

Hepatitis C Virus Infection: From Margin to Center in Rhode Island and Beyond
Lynn E. Taylor, MD, FACP

16

Commentary – What price for a cure?
Lynn E. Taylor, MD

19

Estimating the True Prevalence of Hepatitis C in Rhode Island
Elizabeth N. Kinnard, BA; Lynn E. Taylor, MD; Omar Galárraga, PhD; Brandon DL Marshall, PhD

25

Prevention and Control of Hepatitis C in Rhode Island
Nicole E. Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH; Angela Lemire; H. Elsa Larson, MA, MS; Utpala Bandy, MD, MPH

29

Q & A with Karen Tashima, MD – New Direct-Acting, Antiviral Agents Offer Therapeutic Revolution for Hepatitis C Virus Infection
Mary Korr

31

Hepatitis C Prevention and Needle Exchange Programs in Rhode Island: ENCORE
Raynald Joseph, Aaron Kofman, MD; Sarah Larney, PhD; Paul Fitzgerald, MSW

35

HCV among The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital Adult ED Patients
Roland C. Merchant, MD, MPH, ScD; Janette R. Baird, PhD; Tao Liu, PhD; Lynn E. Taylor, MD

 

CONTRIBUTIONS

40

An Intensive Medical Education Elective for Senior Medical Students
Jamie Gainor, MD; Nilay K. Patel, MD; Paul F. George, MD, MHPE; Marina M.C. MacNamara, MD, MPH; Richard H. Dollase, EdD; Julie Scott Taylor, MD, MSc

 

CASE REPORTS

45

Severe Cerebral Vasospasm after Traumatic Brain Injury
Corey R. Fehnel, MD, MPH; Linda C. Wendell, MD; N. Stevenson Potter, MD, PhD; Petra Klinge, MD, PhD; Bradford B. Thompson, MD

 

PUBLIC HEALTH

47

Non-emergent Hospital Emergency Department Use
and Neighborhood Poverty in Rhode Island, 2008–2012

Yongwen Jiang, PhD; Ana P. Novais, MA; Samara Viner-Brown, MS; Michael Fine, MD

52

Vital Statistics
Colleen A. Fontana, State Registrar

 

COMMENTARY
(6-page section)

7

Disorders Without Explanation
JOSEPH H. FRIEDMAN, MD

10

The Remote Origins
of a Street Drug
STANLEY M. ARONSON, MD

 

LETTERS

12

Treatment of intracerebral hemorrhage: where do we stand?
Alexios Bimpis, MD, PhD; Apostolos Zarros, DM, MRes, FRNS

 

Response: Brian Silver, MD

 

RIMJ AROUND THE WORLD

14

We are read everywhere:
Havana, Chicago, Austin

 

RIMS NEWS
(3-page section)

53

RIMS Medical Student Awards; PA school opens

54

Working for You:
RIMS Advocacy Calendar

55

Why You Should Join RIMS

 

SPOTLIGHT

62

Coastal leaders describe challenges of designing the primary care practice of the future
MARY KORR

 

PEOPLE
(9-page section)

65

Recognition
Appointments

 

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

73

A Manual of Some Handy
Words of Medicine
STANLEY M. ARONSON, MD

75

100 Years Ago: The Arnold Laboratory at Brown Breaks Ground
MARY KORR

 

IN THE NEWS
(complete 6-page section)

56

Bradley Hospital Study Finds Difference in Bipolar Disorder in Children, Adults

 

Engaging Patients Proven to Lower Readmissions, Helping Hospitals Avoid Penalties

58

Bills Aimed At Stemming Overdose Deaths Become Law

 

Providence Center, Care New England Seek Formal Affiliation

 

Miriam Hospital Receives 8th Consecutive Award for Quality Care

59

Lifespan, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI Sign Cost-sharing Agreement

 

Women & Infants among Best Children’s Hospitals in Neonatology in U.S. News Media Group’s Rankings

61

CharterCARE Health Partners, Prospect Medical Holdings Launch Partnership

 

URI Awarded Nearly $19M to Expand Biomedical Research

 

Rhode Island Hospital Receives National Cancer Award

 
 

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