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DECEMBER 2020    Volume 103, Number 10

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Editors-in-Chief
William Binder, MD
Edward Feller, MD

Associate Editor
Kenneth S. Korr, MD

Managing Editor
Mary Korr

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Marianne Migliori

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Letters to the Editor Guide
Images in Clinical Medicine

 

COMMENTARY       
Reflections on 2020, the year of COVID
Rhode Island Medical Journal Editors

A Pandemic-Inspired Transformation of Primary Care
Jeffrey Borkan, MD, PhD
Paul George, MD, MHPE
Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS

Turn Inward to Keep the Flame Burning
Elizabeth T. Toll, MD

VINTAGE COMMENTARY
These are the Times that Try Men’s Soles
Stanley M. Aronson, MD

FROM THE EDITORS       
Thanks to RIMJ’s Guest Editors of 2020

IMAGES IN MEDICINE
A Case of the Blue Finger – Achenbach Syndrome
Michael Woods, BA
Sadia Iftikhar, MD

CASE REPORT
EXTRA   Severe, Symptomatic Reinfection in a Patient with COVID-19
Vijairam Selvaraj, MD
Karl Herman, MD
Kwame Dapaah-Afriyie, MD

A Case of Interstitial Pneumonia with Features of Autoimmunity
Richa Nahar, MD
Sukrit Jain, MD
Gerardo Carino, MD,
PhD
Barry S. Shea, MD

The Great Imposter: A Confusing Case of a Rare Renal Cell Carcinoma
Sophia Song, MD’23
Davis Hartnett, MD’21
Sydney Tan, MD’21
Jesse Hart, DO
Jennifer Jeremiah, MD, FACP

Common Variable Immunodeficiency Presenting as Anti-GAD Cerebellar Ataxia
Todd Nguyen, MD’21
Michael M
cCauley, MD
Tao Zheng, MD
Syed A. Rizvi, MD

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy and LV Outflow Tract Obstruction
After Initiation of Novel Oral Chemotherapy

Karuppiah Arunachalam, MD
Subramanian Gnanaguruparan, MD
John Paulowski, MD, FACC

CONTRIBUTIONS
Initial Opioid Prescription and Number Needed to Harm
Luke Barre, MD, MPH
Meghan M
cCormick, BS, MPH
James V. M
cDonald, MD, MPH

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Rhode Island During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Timothy J. Genovese, MPH, MD’21
Alexios Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH, FAAPMR, FAAOE, FFSMB
John R. Parziale, MD

Lessons Learned from a Rhode Island Academic Out-Patient Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Clinic
Meghan L. McCarthy, ScB
Rebecca Reece, MD
Sara E. Vargas
, PhD
Jennie Johnson, MD
Jennifer Adelson-Mitty, MD
Timothy Flanigan, MD

A Spatial Analysis of the Food Environment and Overweight and Obesity
Among Rhode Island Youth

Esmeralda Guevara, MPH
Michelle L. Rogers, P
hD
Raul Smego, MPH
Melissa A. Clark,
PhD
Elissa Jelalian, PhD
Patrick M. Vivier, MD, PhD

PUBLIC HEALTH
HEALTH BY NUMBERS
Accidental Drug Overdose Deaths in Rhode Island: January 1, 2016 – July 31, 2020
Benjamin D. Hallowell, PhD
Heidi R. Weidele, MPH
Rachel P. Scagos, MPH

Vital Statistics
Roseann Giorgianni, Deputy State Registrar

RIMS NEWS   [4-page PDF]
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Working for You: RIMS Advocacy Activites

WE ARE READ EVERYWHERE   
RIMJ Readers' Photos

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SPOTLIGHT   
Through Plagues and Pandemics: The Evolution of Medical Face Masks
Kelly Pan
Anuva Goel
Liliana R. Akin
Sutchin R. Patel, MD, FACS

HERITAGE   
Planning a post-war, mid-century hospital in Kent County
Kent District Medical Society takes lead in planning memorial hospital

Mary Korr

IN THE NEWS    [9-page PDF]
RI ‘paused’ and poised to open two field hospitals as COVID cases surge

RI among 4 states picked by Pfizer for pilot program to study vaccine delivery, deployment

AMA strengthens policy to combat spike in national drug shortages

New AMA policy recognizes racism as a public health threat

AMA announces policies adopted on final day of special meeting

AMA adopts policy calling for continued telehealth services

CharterCARE Care@Home to provide physician home care visits

Lifespan Cancer Institute expands radiation therapy program to East Greenwich

Pod e-cigarettes less harmful than regular cigarettes, new study finds

Lung cancer report finds RI ranks as a Top 10 State for early diagnosis, 5-year survival, surgery, screenings and access to treatment

JAMA Network Open article focuses on women’s access to healthcare

Fatal overdoses in Rhode Island continue to rise

PEOPLE/PLACES    [2-page PDF]
APPOINTMENT
Methodius G. Tuuli, MD, named Executive Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology
at W&I, department chair at Brown

RECOGNITION
Kent Hospital receives Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA)

Robert Legare, MD, receives healthcare professional award

RWMC, Fatima, receive national quality awards

OBITUARIES    [3-page PDF]
Martin P. Feldman, MD
Gerd Emma-Stina (Hallqvist) Grenander, MD
Alexander Adams McBurney, MD
Alberto S. Rubio, MD
Jack H. Ruddell, MD’21

 
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