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March 2015

Volume 98, Number 3

 
 
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

Managing Editor
Mary Korr

Graphic Designer
Marianne Migliori

     

 

16-page Special Section
The Changing World of Long-Term Care in RI
Guest Editor: Renée R. Shield, PhD

 

14

The Changing World of Long-term Care in RI
RenÉe R. Shield, PhD

15

The Nuts and Bolts of Long-term Care In Rhode Island: Demographics, Services and Costs
Kimberly Pelland; Teresa Mota, BSN, RN;
Rosa R. Baier, MPH

20

The Roles and Functions of Medical Directors in Nursing Homes
Aman Nanda, MD, CMD

23

A Nursing Home Administrator’s Perspective on Culture Change: Tockwotton’s Commitment to Resident-Centered Care
Kevin McKay

26

The Changing World of Long-term Care in RI: One Nurse’s Journey
Susan Vinhateiro, LPN

 

CONTRIBUTIONS

28

Prescription Opioid Use and Misuse Among Older Adult Rhode Island Hospital Emergency Department Patients
Adam W. Henderson, BS; Kavita M. Babu, MD; Roland C. Merchant, MD, MPH, ScD; Francesca L. Beaudoin, MD, MS

 

CASE REPORTS

32

Hypokalemic Quadriparesis Secondary to Abuse
of Cocaine and Heroin

Rajesh Shrestha, MBBS; Vijaya Raj Bhatt, MBBS; Ranjit Kumar Chaudhary, MBBS; Rachana Sedhai, MBBS; Shiavax Cowasji, MD

34

Unilateral Greater Occipital Nerve Compression
Causing Scalp Numbness

Elisa R. Wing, BA, MD’16; Brian R. Ott, MD

 

EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESIDENCY CPC

36

Lactescent Serum and Abdominal Pain
Anatoly Kazakin, MD; Thomas Haronian, MD; William Binder, MD

 

PUBLIC HEALTH

39

Prepregnancy Obesity and Adverse Health Conditions
in Rhode Island

Hyun (Hanna) Kim, PhD; Karine Monteiro, MPH;
Sounivone Phanthavong, MPH; Samara Viner-Brown, MS

42

Vital Statistics
Colleen A. Fontana, State Registrar

 

COMMENTARY
(8-page section)

8

Brain Treatments and Creativity
JOSEPH H. FRIEDMAN, MD

 

RIMJ AROUND THE WORLD

11

We are read everywhere
Barcelona, California

 

RIMS NEWS
(3-page section)

44

Working for You

45

Why You Should Join RIMS

 

PEOPLE
(9-page section)

51

Recognition
Appointments

 

SPOTLIGHT

60

The Art of Medicine
Traveling exhibit at
Alpert Medical School offers
portraits of rare diseases

 

HERITAGE
(3-page section)

62

Ramon Guiteras, MD:
Surgeon, Statesman,
Big-Game Hunter
MARY KORR

 

IN THE NEWS
(complete 5-page section)

47

Dr. Michael Fine Steps Down as Health Director to ‘Explore New Opportunities’

48

South County Hospital Re-accredited Pathway to Excellence Hospital

 

South County Hospital Earns Women’s Choice Award

 

OHIC Adopts Revisions to Regulation 2: The Affordability Standards

49

Women’s Heart Health Program Launched by Care New England

50

Physical Therapy Foundation Awards Brown $2.5M for Research

 

American College of Healthcare Executives Holds Annual Meeting, Recognizes Members

 
 

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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