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MARCH 2023    Volume 106, Number 2

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Editor-in-Chief
William Binder, MD

Associate Editors
Kenneth S. Korr, MD
George Bayliss, MD

Managing Editor
Mary Korr

Graphic Designer
Marianne Migliori

Contact
william_binder@brown.edu
mkorr@rimed.org

FOR AUTHORS
Publication Requirements
Copyright Transfer
Financial Disclosure
Commentary Guide
Letters to the Editor Guide
Images in Medicine Guide
Videos in Medicine Guide
 
 

CASE REPORTS
Testicular Relapse of Primary Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma of the Central Nervous System
– a Rare Occurrence

Thomas A. Ollila, MD; Thomas P. Kishkovich, MD; Adam J. Olszewski, MD;
Nimesh R. Patel, MD; Cynthia Jackson, MD; Breton Roussel, MD; Rabin Niroula, MD;
Diana O. Treaba, MD

Improvise, Adapt & Overcome: Successful Surgery-Sparing Prosthetic Hip Infection Antibiotic Suppression During COVID-19 Crisis
Derek R. Jenkins, MD; Jad Aridi, MD; Peter T. Evangelista, MD; Terrie Fox Wetle, PhD; Richard W. Besdine, MD; John R. Lonks, MD

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder:
Prevention in the Context of New Trauma

McKenna C. Brennan, BA; Noah S. Philip, MD

IMAGES IN MEDICINE
Post-Transfusion Hemophagocytosis without Evidence of HLH
Matthew J. Hadfield, DO; Charles J. Milrod, MD; Andrew Hsu, MD; Nancy Freeman, MD

VIDEOS IN MEDICINE
Hoffmann’s Sign with Clonus
Joseph H. Friedman, MD

Watch VIDEO [0:24]

CONTRIBUTIONS
Rhode Island Has the Highest Rate of Medicare Part D Claims
for Benzodiazepines Among New England States

William Finke, PharmD’23; Stephen J. Kogut, PhD, MBA, RPh

Dispensed Opioid, Buprenorphine, Benzodiazepine, and Stimulant Prescriptions
among Rhode Island Residents, 2017-2021

Taylor J. Paiva, MPH; Adam Z. Nitenson, PhD; Dana Antinozzi;
Collette Onyejekwe,
PharmD, RPh; James V. McDonald, MD, MPH;
Benjamin D. Hallowell,
PhD, MPH

RESEARCH REPORT
Statewide Variation in Cannabinoid Regulations
Katherine Stewart, MD; Vinald Francis, BFA; Rachel S. Wightman, MD, FACMT

ORIGINAL RESEARCH REPORT
Evaluation of a Statewide Policy to Improve Post-Overdose Care
in Emergency Departments and Subsequent Treatment Engagement

Laura C. Chambers, PhD, MPH; Benjamin D. Hallowell, PhD, MPH;
Elizabeth A. Samuels, MD, MPH, MHS; Mackenzie Daly, MPA; Janette Baird,
PhD;
Francesca L. Beaudoin, MD, PhD, MS

RESEARCH LETTER
Basketball-Associated Eye Injuries: A Systematic Review
Eric J. Kim, BA; Arjun Ganga, ScB; Viren K. Rana, DO; Paul B. Greenberg, MD, MPH

RESEARCH BRIEF
Risk of Spontaneous Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury Following Non-Operative
Vaginal Delivery in a High-Risk Cohort

Brock E. Polnaszek, MD; Valery A. Danilack, MPH, PhD; Phinnara Has, MS;
Melissa Russo, MD; Maureen Hamel, MD; Methodius G. Tuuli, MD, MBA;
David A. Savitz,
PhD; Adam K. Lewkowitz, MD, MPHS

PUBLIC HEALTH
HEALTH BY NUMBERS
Polysubstance Use Among Rhode Island Adults
Tracy L. Jackson, MPH, PhD; Karine Monteiro, MPH; Kathryn Welter-Savio, MPH;
Julia Doherty, MPH, MSW

Vital Statistics
ROSEANN GIORGIANNI, DEPUTY STATE REGISTRAR

COMMENTARY
Chief Complaint: ‘I Need an Antibiotic’
Kenneth S. Korr, MD

PERSPECTIVE
Eponyms: What’s in a Name?
Joseph H. Friedman, MD

BOOK REVIEW
Book targets IRB delays in medical research; proposes a more humane paradigm
Joseph H. Friedman, MD  

We are read everywhere
AUPO Annual Meeting, San Diego, California

RIMS NEWS
Working for you

COMMENTARY
Physician Advocacy in Rhode Island: History, Culture & How to Get Involved
KEITH CALLAHAN, MD, MBA; GINA LA PROVA, MD; ROBERT DULSKI, MPPA, MA  

In the News     [5-page pdf]
New program at Women & Infants aims to reduce postpartum hypertension, hospital readmissions

Fatima now offering Mako robotic technology for joint replacement surgery

Ajello introduces Lila Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act

Expanded psychiatric residential treatment facility to open for female adolescents

Flu vaccine provided substantial protection this season
Flu vaccination reduced risk of flu-related hospitalization among children by nearly three quarters

McKee, EOHHS announce Medical Respite Care Pilot

Kent Hospital staff come together to aid humanitarian crisis in Syria and Turkey

Next steps announced for new Eleanor Slater Hospital facility

Reed: CDC data shows urgent need for more school-based mental health services

People/Places    [2-page pdf]
APPOINTMENTS
Megan L. Ranney, MD, named dean of the Yale School of Public Health

CharterCARE names N. Joseph Espat, MD, surgeon-in-chief

Kristen Kichefski, MSN, named chief nursing officer at Bradley

Dapaah-Afriyie, DeSanto-Madeya, and Kydd join HopeHealth board of directors

OBITUARIES    [1-page pdf]
Duane Scott Bishop, MD
Alan David Podis, MD
Arnold S. Rosenbaum, MD

 
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VIDEOS IN MEDICINE
Hoffmann’s Sign with Clonus
Joseph H. Friedman, MD

Hoffmann’s sign is present if a downward flick of the middle finger of the relaxed hand, supported by the examiner, produces contraction of the thumb and index finger. It is considered a sign of pathological hyperreflexia of similar import to the better-known Babinski reflex, indicating corticospinal tract damage in the neck or above. Read more

Video link: https://vimeo.com/776353006

 

 
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