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FEBRUARY 2016

Volume 99, Number 2

 
 

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

     

 

18-page Special Section
Wound Care
Guest Editor: Paul Y. Liu, MD, FACS

 

18

INTRODUCTION
State of Wound Care in Rhode Island
Raman Mehrzad, MD; Bielinsky A. Brea, ScM candidate; Benjamin R. Johnston, PhD; Michael Vezeridis, MD; Paul Y. Liu, MD, FACS

22

Etiology and Treatment of Pedal Wounds in the Diabetic Patient
Edmund T. DosRemedios, DPM, FACFAS; Louis R. Simeone, DPM, FACFAS

26

The Mechanism of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Chronic Wounds and Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Benjamin R. Johnston, PhD; Austin Y. Ha, BS; Bielinsky Brea, BS; Paul Y. Liu, MD, FACS

30

Surgical Management of Chronic Wounds
Benjamin R. Johnston, PhD; Austin Y. Ha, BS: Daniel Kwan, MD

34

Wound Healing in Older Adults
Lisa J. Gould, MD, PhD, FACS; Ana Tuya Fulton, MD, FACP

 

CONTRIBUTION

37

A Demographic Exploration of Whole Body Donors
at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Breanna Jedrzejewski, MPH, MD’17; Dale Ritter, PhD

 

CASE REPORTS

40

A Case of Stroke due to Pulmonary Venous Thrombosis
Samuel Belok, MD; Leslie Parikh, MD; Jamie Robertson, MD

42

An Atypical Presentation of a Thalamic Stroke in a Young Adult with Ankylosing Spondylitis and an Atrial Septal Defect
Xiao C. Zhang, MD, MS; Matthew S. Siket, MD, MS; Brian Silver, MD

 

PUBLIC HEALTH

45

Vital Statistics
Roseann Giorgianni, State Registrar

 

COMMENTARY
(6-page section)

8

Break point
JOSEPH H. FRIEDMAN, MD

11

Ethical decision-making
and patients’ beliefs
Herbert Rakatansky, MD

 

PUBLIC HEALTH BRIEFING

13

Zika Virus: What Clinicians Need to Know
Penelope H. Dennehy, MD

 

WE ARE READ EVERYWHERE
RIMJ readers' photos

16

Leper Colony at Palaupapa
Molokai, Hawaii

 

RIMS NEWS
(4-page section)

47

Paint & Wine Class

47

Working for You

49

Why You Should Join RIMS

 

PEOPLE
(12-page section)

56

Appointments
Recognition
Obituaries

 

HERITAGE

68

The Leper Boy of Pawtucket
Massachusetts leper colony off nearby New Bedford, Mass., refuses to accept patient
Mary Korr

 

IN THE NEWS
(complete 5-page section)

51

Butler joins efforts of Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation and Brain Health Registry partner to accelerate Alzheimer’s treatment by 2025

 

Hasbro specialty clinics offer new outpatient services
Cardiology, hematology and urology among services added to Fall River and East Greenwich sites

 

South County Hospital opens inpatient palliative care program

53

Peter Kriz, MD, study shows that less physically adolescent ice hockey players have prolonged concussion symptoms
Players should be discouraged from ‘playing up’ in youth and high school sports leagues

54

BankNewport Awards Rehabilitation Grant to Kent

 

Bradley enrolling adolescents with OCD, anxiety disorders for study
Research aims to improve available treatment for families

 
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