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DECEMBER 2015

Volume 98, Number 12

 
 

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

     

 

22-page Special Section
NeuroRehabilitation
Guest Editor: Jon A. Mukand, MD, PhD

 

15

Neurorehabilitation: achieving recovery after neural injuries
Jon A. Mukand, MD, PhD

16

Concussions and Brain Injuries in Youth Sports
Jon A. Mukand, MD, PhD;
Marilyn F. Serra, MS, ME
d, CCC-SLP

20

The Role of Speech-Language Pathologists in Stroke Rehabilitation
Amanda Dragga, MS, CCC-SLP

23

Low back pain, radiculopathy, and bilateral proximal hamstring ruptures: a case report
Matthew E. Deren, MD; Steven F. DeFroda, MD; Nita H. Mukand, BA; Jon A. Mukand, MD, PhD

26

Orthopaedic Management of Spasticity
Tyler S. Pidgeon, MD; Jose M. Ramirez, MD; Jonathan R. Schiller, MD

32

Heterotopic Ossification in Neurorehabilitation
Joseph A. Gil, MD; Gregory R. Waryasz, MD; Walter Klyce, BA; Alan H. Daniels, MD

 

CONTRIBUTIONS

35

Barriers to Health Insurance Pre- and Post-Affordable Care Act Implementation in Providence, RI
Jennifer Pigoga, Farzana Kibria, Mauricio Pinilla, Alexandra Bicki, Valerie Joseph, RN; Anne S. De Groot, MD

40

Hypertriglyceridemia-Induced Pancreatitis:
A Decade of Experience in a Community-Based Teaching Hospital

Maxwell Eyram Afari, MD; Hammad Shafqat, MD; Muhammad Shafi, MD; Fady Y. Marmoush, MD;
Mary B. Roberts, MS; Taro Minami, MD

44

Placing Bundled Payments in Perspective:
A Survey of the New England Ophthalmological Society

Rachel V. Thakore, BS; Paul B. Greenberg, MD; Melissa A. Clark, PhD; Elliot M. Perlman, MD

 

EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESIDENCY CPC

50

Pott’s Puffy Tumor in a 12-year-old boy
Tianjiang Ye, MD; Stuart Spitalnic, MD; William Binder, MD

 

PUBLIC HEALTH

53

HEALTH BY NUMBERS
Perinatal Mental Distress in Rhode Island: Data to Guide Decision-Making
Dora M. Dumont, PhD, MPH; Karine Monteiro, MPH

57

PERSPECTIVES IN HOSPITAL MEDICINE
A Logic Model for Understanding and Reducing Preventable Hospitalizations
Shayla Minteer, Theodore Long, MD; Sarah Harrigan, MPA; Leonard Green, MPs; Ana Novais, MA; Christine Goulette, MAT; Christina Batastini, MEd; Edward D’Arezzo, MA; David Heckman, JD; Jane Morgan, JD; Samara Viner-Brown, MS; James McDonald, MD, MPH; Michael Fine, MD

60

Vital Statistics
Roseann Giorgianni, State Registrar

 

COMMENTARY
(7-page section)

 

End-of-life discussions
JOSEPH H. FRIEDMAN, MD

 

Aid in Dying: Considering the Options
Support grows as CA becomes fifth state to pass legislation in cases of terminal illness
Herbert Rakatansky, MD

 

WE ARE READ EVERYWHERE
RIMJ readers' photos

13

Berkeley and Napa, California

 

RIMS NEWS
(6-page section)

62

RIMS and Coverys announce new partnership

63

Working for You

68

Why You Should Join RIMS

 

PEOPLE
(12-page section)

76

Recognition
Appointments
Obituaries

 

HERITAGE

88

1996: RIMS adopts neutral stance on physician-assisted suicide
MARY KORR

 

IN THE NEWS
(complete 8-page section)

68

Care New England, Southcoast Health agree to explore affiliation
Partnership would create one of New England’s largest not-for-profit, community-based health care systems

69

Miriam NIH grant to study phone-based mindfulness for HIV patients
First facility in the nation to evaluate phone-delivered MT 

 

Miriam recruiting for clinical trial of Parachute device to treat heart failure

71

Southcoast offers implantable device as an alternative to long-term blood thinners
The Watchman Device is a new option for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation that has been shown to reduce patients’ risk of stroke.

 

Aurora Pop-Vicas, MD: flu shots prevent hospitalizations in elderly

72

New Gateway Healthcare residential program opens
Treats mental health and substance use issues in adolescents

 

Hasbro now offering minimally invasive pediatric urologic surgeries

73

Butler opens The Hall @ Center House to address health crisis for young adults
Day program offers variety of therapies focused on the mental illness of 18-26 year olds

 

Public Health Accreditation Board accredits RI Department of Health

74

Three orthopedic practices merge to form Ortho Rhode Island

 

Bradley Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities opens partial hospitalization program – the first of its kind in the nation
Specialized program teaches families to better manage care at home

 
 

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