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RUSTIGIAN RUGS

 

AUGUST 2014

Volume 97, 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

17

Quality Improvement in EMS: A Unique and Challenging Necessity
Devin Tsai, DO; Bryan Choi, MD; Francis Sullivan, MD; Kenneth A. Williams, MD

20

False-Negative Chest Radiographs in Emergency Department Diagnosis of Pneumonia
Brandon C. Maughan, MD, MHS; Nicholas Asselin, DO; Jennifer L. Carey, MD; Andrew Sucov, MD; Jonathan H. Valente, MD

24

Insertion and Use of Arterial Catheters: A Survey of Clinician Antiseptic Technique
David M. Cohen, MD; Andrew Levinson, MD, MPH; Jeffrey Mazer, MD; Stephanie Lueckel, MD; Gerardo Carino, MD, PhD; Leonard Mermel DO, ScM

 

CASE REPORTS

28

Epstein-Barr Virus Associated Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis in a Rheumatic Patient Receiving Abatacept Therapy
Rahul S. Dalal, BS, MD’15; Mark P. LeGolvan, DO;
Dariusz R. Stachurski, MD; Laura R. Goldberg, MD, P
hD

32

Psoas Abscess in an Immunocompetent Host
Courtney M. Mannino, BSc, MD ’15; Mohammed Salhab, MD; Sarah Schmidhofer, MD; Aurora Pop-Vicas, MD

 

IMAGES IN MEDICINE

34

Refractory Diabetes Insipidus Leading to Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Non-Ketotic Hyperglycemia in an Adolescent Male
Angela Ganan Soto, MD; Sunita Cheruvu, MD; Darren Bialo, MD; Jose Bernardo Quintos, MD

 

PUBLIC HEALTH

36

Health by Numbers The Economic Burden of Preventable Chronic Diseases in Rhode Island
Deborah N. Pearlman, PhD; Darren Kaw, MPH; Sophie O’Connell, MA; Yongwen Jiang, PhD; Dona Goldman, RN, MPH

40

Public Health Briefing Progress Towards Controlling Lung Cancer in Rhode Island
John P. Fulton, PhD

43

Vital Statistics
Colleen A. Fontana, State Registrar

 

COMMENTARY
(11-page section)

6

The Physical Exam
JOSEPH H. FRIEDMAN, MD

9

Time and its Many Divisions
STANLEY M. ARONSON, MD

12

Reflections on 30 years with the Rhode Island Medical Society
newell e. Warde, PhD

15

One WaterFire Torch, One Life Remembered
Mary Korr

 

RI MEDICAL JOURNAL AROUND THE WORLD

16

We are read everywhere;
Spain

 

RIMS NEWS
(4-page section)

45

RIMS Fetes Executive Director Warde for 30 Years of Service

46

Working for You:
RIMS Advocacy Calendar

47

Why You Should Join RIMS

 

PEOPLE
(11-page section)

54

Recognition
Appointments
Obituaries

 

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

65

The Alphas and Omegas
of Medicine
STANLEY M. ARONSON, MD

67

August 1929:
Vintage Case Report – Beware the White Rabbit
MARY KORR

 

IN THE NEWS
(complete 6-page section)

48

WaterFire Raises Awareness of Hep C

49

Cardiovascular Institute Expands Services at Newport Hospital

50

Healthcentric Advisors Develops Guidelines for Urgent Care Settings

51

Hasbro Hospital Opens Pediatric Specialty Clinics in East Greenwich

 

CNE Pilots Statewide Initiative for On-Call Recovery Coaches in EDs

53

CMS Awards Healthcentric Advisors $53M Quality Innovation Contract

 

New Law on Expediting COE Process Passed

 
 

RHODE ISLAND MEDICAL JOURNAL (USPS 464-820), a monthly publication, is owned and published by the Rhode Island Medical Society, 235 Promenade Street, Suite 500, Providence RI 02908, 401-331-3207. All rights reserved. ISSN 2327-2228. Published articles represent opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the Rhode Island Medical Society, unless clearly specified. Advertisements do not imply sponsorship or endorsement by the Rhode Island Medical Society.

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