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OCTOBER 2016

Volume 99, Number 10

 
 

Complete issue

Archives

About RIMJ

For Authors
Author Guidelines
Copyright Transfer
Financial Disclosure
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

     

 

20-page Special Section
SPORTS MEDICINE
Guest Editor Razib Khaund, MD

 

18

Collaboration and Collegiality: The Fuel For Growth in Sports Medicine
Razib Khaund, MD

19

Preparticipation Physical Exams: The Rhode Island Perspective, A Call for Standardization
Peter K. Kriz, MD, FAAP, FACSM; Ailis Clyne, MD, MPH, FAAP; Sara R. Ford, MD, FAAP

23

Current Concepts in Sports-related Concussion
Jeffrey P. Feden, MD

27

Diagnosis and Management of Meniscal Injury
Jacob Babu, MD, MHA; Robert M. Shalvoy, MD; Steve B. Behrens, MD

32

Understanding Athletic Pubalgia: A Review
Brian Cohen, MD; Dominic Kleinhenz, MD; Jonathan Schiller, MD; Ramin Tabaddor, MD

 

CONTRIBUTIONS

35

The Decline of the Autopsy in Rhode Island and Nationwide: Past Trends and Future Directions
Alex Baumgartner, MD
Douglas Anthony MD, P
hD

37

Fluid Choice Matters in Critically-ill Patients with Acute Pancreatitis: Lactated Ringer’s vs. Isotonic Saline
Mohammed M. Aboelsoud, MD; Osama Siddique, MD; Alexander Morales, MD; Young Seol, ScB; Mazen O. Al-Qadi, MD

42

A Five-Year Evolution of a Student-led Elective on Health Disparities at The Alpert Medical School
Lucinda B. Leung, MD, MPH; James E. Simmons, MD; Julius Ho, BS; Emma Anselin, BA; Rian Yalamanchili, BA; Joseph S. Rabatin, MD

48

Medical School Ranking and Student Research Opportunities
Annika G. Havnaer; Paul B. Greenberg, MD

 

CASE REPORT

54

Systemic Amyloidosis Masquerading as Intractable Cardiomyopathy
Lindsey Cilia, MD; Leslie Parikh, MD; Madhu M. Ouseph, MD, PhD ; Edward Stopa, MD; Michael K. Atalay, MD, PhD

 

PUBLIC HEALTH

57

HEALTH BY NUMBERS
Community Health Teams: A Healthcare Provider’s System Transformation Opportunity
James C. Rajotte, MS; Deborah Garneau, MA; Nancy Sutton, MS, RD, LDN; Ailis Clyne, MD, MPH

61

Vital Statistics
Roseann Giorgianni, State Registrar

 

COMMENTARY
(8-page section)

8

The Not-So-Near Death
of Autopsies in the U.S.
JOSEPH H. FRIEDMAN, MD

11

Medical Decision-Making
for Unrepresented Patients
Herbert Rakatansky, MD

14

The Rio 2016 Polyclinic –
An Athlete-Centered Experience in the Olympic Village
Clive W. Bridgham, MA, DC

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

9

Changes in the Maintenance
of Certification (MOC) process have not gone far enough

Lisa Frappier, DO

 

WE ARE READ EVERYWHERE
RIMJ readers' photos

16

Accra, Ghana
Mountain View, California
Stykkishólmur, Iceland

 

RIMS NEWS
(8-page section)

62

Are you reading
RIMS Notes?

64

Vote Yes on Question 7

65

Working for You
New Officers Inaugurated

66

Special Event: Demystifying the Legislature

69

Why You Should Join RIMS

 

PEOPLE
(6-page section)

81

Appointments
Recognition
Obituaries

 

HERITAGE

87

Daughters of Asclepius:
Early women physicians in Rhode Island

MARY KORR

 

IN THE NEWS
(complete 10-page section)

71

Dept. of Health, AG Give Conditional Approval to LMW Healthcare (Westerly Hospital) and Yale-New Haven Affiliation

 

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Lifespan sign MOU

72

Brown launches the country’s first four-year, integrated MD/MPA program

 

EpiVax awarded $600,000 NIH grant to improve a vaccine for the H7N9 avian influenza virus

74

Drs. Viren D’Sa, Barry Lester awarded $11.1M NIH grant to study environmental influences on child health

76

Hasbro receives $1.8M from NIH to study environmental influences on child health

 

Research Team Studies Use of Smartphone App to Teach Sexual Health to Adolescent Girls
New research published in The Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

77

Research Evaluates Risk Factors for Postpartum Depression in Mothers of Preterm Infants
Research team from Women & Infants Hospital publishes in The Journal of Pediatrics

 

Women & Infants Participating in National Pelvic Floor Disorders Network

79

Enrollment 100% in Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

 

Dr. Linda J. Resnik at Providence VA awarded $2.5M for Multi-Center Amputation Care Study

 

Southcoast Health’s Center for Weight Loss at Charlton earns national accreditation

 
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