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JULY 2015

Volume 98, Number 7

 
 

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

Advertising
Steve DeToy, Sarah Stevens

     

 

VIDEOS IN CLINIC MEDICINE
New feature, open for submissions

 

 

Task Specific Tremors
Joseph H. Friedman, MD
WATCH VIDEO [1:33] or Download RIMJ PDF

 

16-page Special Section
Program in Liberal Medical Education, Part I
Guest Editor Julianne Y. Ip, MD

 

14

Overview of Brown’s Unique 8-year Program in Liberal
Medical Education (PLME)

Julianne Y. Ip, MD

16

Poetry of PLME, AMS Students
Mara Feingold-Link, MD’17; Alexandra Wong, PLME’18, MD’22; Zoe Weiss, PLME’12 SCB Human Biology and AB Anthropology, MD’16

19

Reflections from Students in PLME Senior Seminar, Doctoring Courses
Eric Bai, PLME ’16 ScB Computational Biology, MD’20; Sarah Magaziner, MD’19; Kira Neel, MD’18

23

The ‘L’ in PLME: A Broad Approach to Medical Education
Julianne Y. IP, MD; Dilum Aluthge, PLME’15 SCB Applied Mathematics, MD’19; Lauren Galvan, PLME ’16, AB Independent Concentration: Mental health and Healing, MD’20

26

A Student Collaboration to Address Mental Health Wellness in Medical School
Katherine Brooks, MD’16; Lianna Karp, MD’16;
Haiyan Ramirez Batlle, MA, MD’16; Michelle Chiu, MD’17; Christine Montross, MD, MFA

 

CONTRIBUTIONS

28

Heat Illness – A Practical Primer
Neha Raukar, MD, MS; Renee Lemieux, BS; George Finn, ATC; Rebecca Stearns, PhD, ATC; Douglas J. Casa, PhD

32

Attending Physician Attitudes Toward Choice of Oral Anticoagulant for the Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism
Nathan T. Connell, MD, MPH; James N. Butera, MD

37

Adult Spinal Deformity: Contemporary Treatment and Patient Outcomes
Alan H. Daniels, MD; J. Mason DePasse, MD; Craig P. Eberson, MD; Philip R. Lucas, MD; Mark A Palumbo, MD

 

EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESIDENCY CPC

42

An Electrical Burn
Seth Gemme, MD; Gregory Jay, MD; William Binder, MD

 

PUBLIC HEALTH

45

HEALTH BY NUMBERS
Implications of the Affordable Care Act on Access to Effective HIV Services in Rhode Island
William McQuade, DSc, MPH; Marianne Raimondo, PhD, MSW, LICSW; Phanida Phivilay-Bessette; Theodore Marak, MPH; Paul Loberti, MPH

49

Vital Statistics
Roseann Giorgianni, Deputy State Registrar

 

COMMENTARY

8

On Time
JOSEPH H. FRIEDMAN, MD

 

WE ARE READ EVERYWHERE
RIMJ readers' photos

11

Alberta, Canada
Boston, Massachusetts

 

RIMS NEWS
(5-page section)

51

RIMS and Coverys announce new partnership

52

2nd Annual CONVIVIUM
September 26

54

Working for You

55

Why You Should Join RIMS

 

PEOPLE
(14-page section)

64

Appointments
Recognition
Obituaries

 

SPOTLIGHT

78

Beauty in the Garden:
Medicinal, Toxic, Benign
Toxicologist Captures Poisons and Panaceas of Medicinal Plants at Alpert Photo Exhibit
MARY KORR

 

BOOKS

80

Cries of Crisis: Rethinking
the Health Care Debate

analyzes decades of
health care reform

MARY KORR

 

HERITAGE

84

100 YEARS AGO
July 1915: A Floating
Hospital for Children
Launches in Narragansett Bay

MARY KORR

 

IN THE NEWS
(complete 7-page section)

57

Symposium Examines Racial, Ethnic Barriers to Health Care; Implicit Biases

58

Cancer Research at RIH Gets $5.8M NIH Grant
Five-year grant helps fund research activities at the Center for Cancer Research Development

60

NIH Awards Women & Infants $5M Grant to Study Perinatal Biology

61

Bradley Hasbro Children’s Research Center and Adoption Rhode Island launch COMPASS Clinic
Pilot program, funded through a Rhode Island Foundation grant, will care for behavioral health needs of Rhode Island youth in foster care

63

Dr. Susanna Magee Leads Successful Sex Ed by Brown Med program

 
 

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VIDEOS IN CLINIC MEDICINE

Task Specific TremorJoseph H. Friedman, MD
A patient reported bilateral hand tremors when writing but not with other tasks. These "task specific" tremors are considered subcategories of essential tremor. Primary writing tremor, in which the tremor occurs only with writing, is probably the most common. The important teaching point is that the "standard" tremor assessment, watching the patient holding a sustained posture and touching his finger to the examiner's and then back to the nose is not adequate. Patients should be tested doing the activity that causes them the most difficulty.

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