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SEPTEMBER 2023    Volume 106, Number 8


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William Binder, MD

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

Managing Editor
Mary Korr

Graphic Designer
Marianne Migliori


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

A Novel Approach to the Treatment of a Stingray Injury to the Abdomen
Samantha Ni, MD; Brian Hawkins, MD; Mark F. Brady, MD, MPH

Improvement in Parkinson Disease Symptoms After Treatment
for COVID-19 with Monoclonal Antibodies

Daniel H. Strauss, BS, MD; Karen Herlofson, MD; Umer Akbar, MD

Campylobacter Infection-Associated Acute Pancreatitis
in a Renal Transplant Recipient

Allison Navarrete-Welton, AB; Elizabeth R. Francis, MD, MPH; Reginald Gohh, MD; Dimitrios Farmakiotis, MD, FACP, FIDSA

A Dorsolateral Medullary Infarct Presenting with Isolated Dysphagia
Justin Pathickal, DO; Emilissa Domingo, DO; Anne Dulski, DO

A Breathtaking Scenario: Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
Anthony M. Formicola, MD; Naveena Sunkara, MD; Michael A. Santos, MD

Ultrasound Findings in Two Patients with Hemodynamically Unstable Pulmonary Embolism
Luke Sullivan, BA, MD; Shanna Strauss, MD, MS; William Binder, MD

Immediate Postpartum Long-acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC)
Among Low- versus High-Risk Obstetric Populations

Anna R. Whelan, MD; Zandra Ho, BS; Stephen S. Rasiah, MD; Benjamin P. Brown, MD, MS

Dopamine Transporter Scan (DAT) in Parkinsonism – a Short Review for Non-Neurologists
Biju Gopalakrishnan, MD; Joseph H. Friedman, MD

Review of Complaints to the Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline 2018–2020
Luke BarrÉ, MD, MPH; Angela Phengsavatdy, BS, MPH; James V. McDonald, MD, MPH

Comparing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Documentation
Between Adolescent and Pediatric Primary Care Clinics

Jessica J. Pourian, MD; Daniel T. Coghlin, MD; Phinnara Has, MS; Laura Mercurio, MD

Accidental Drug Overdose Deaths in Rhode Island: January 1, 2016–December 31, 2022
Heidi R. Weidele, MPH; Justina Omari, MPH; McClaren Rodriguez, MPH;
Benjamin D. Hallowell, MPH, PhD

Vital Statistics

Improving Access to HIV Prevention to End the Epidemic in Rhode Island
Philip A. Chan, MD; Amy S. Nunn, ScD; Michaela Maynard, NP

Maternal Health Workforce as a Structural Driver of Postpartum Mental Health Equity:
A Call to Action in Rhode Island

Alison Z. Weber, MPH; Elizabeth Tobin-Tyler, JD

The Rod of Asclepius and the Caduceus – A Serpentine Story
Mary Korr

We Are Read Everywhere
Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, New York

Convivium, Working for You Advocacy Calendar

Q&A: RI Physicians Sound Clarion Call on Climate Change
Mary Korr

In the News     [11-page pdf]
NSF awards $6M to multidisciplinary climate research team from Brown, URI, RIC, RIH

CDC awards RI $915K to develop suicide-prevention program for those at high risk

CDC recommends RSV vaccine for infants, some older babies

FDA approves first oral treatment for postpartum depression

RIAG, RIDOH deem The Centurion Foundation HCA application for CharterCARE incomplete

School of Public Health holding 10-year anniversary kickoff event

Stanford clinical trial shows advances in brain–computer interfaces (BCIs)
in woman with ALS, speech deficit
Participant in Brown, VA BrainGate consortium

Study at RIH finds differences in microorganisms causing infection
after cranial and spinal surgeries

Senators Reed and Whitehouse tour the Brown University Labor and Delivery Center
and Women’s Health Research Institute at Women & Infants Hospital

S. Chris Tian, MD, introduces innovative procedure to relieve chronic vertebrogenic low back pain

Robotic Bronchoscopy System now in use at Kent

14th Annual Swim Across America – RI Open Water Swim raising funds
to support cancer research at W&I

W&I, Israeli tech form to collaborate on optimizing AI for fertility patients

Sturdy Health, Tufts Medicine enter into a new clinical partnership; initially to focus
on cardiovascular services

CDC launches effort to strengthen survival, recovery rates for sepsis

People/Places    [7-page pdf]
Patrick McGann, MD, named to Obama Foundation’s Leaders USA program

Francesca Beaudoin, MD, PhD, and Brandon Marshall, PhD,
appointed to new positions at Brown School of Public Health

Bassel G. Diebo, MD, joins University Orthopedics’ Center for Spine Health

Breton N. Roussel, MD, joins University Gastroenterology

Cynthia Ring, MBA, named CNE’s new EVP Chief People Officer

Seth Berkley, MD, AMS alum, joins Brown Pandemic Center

Landmark Medical Center recognized by Lown Institute
as one of the most socially responsible hospitals

U.S. News & World Report names Miriam top hospital in state

Kent Hospital named among U.S. News High Performing Hospitals;
Hospital at Home recognized by PBN

Rhode Island Hospital recognized as High Performing in Lung Cancer Surgery
by U.S. News & World Report

Westerly Hospital recertified from The Joint Commission for its Acute Stroke Ready
Hospital program

NRC Health recognizes Brown Medicine with Excellence in Patient Experience Award

Lifespan Hospitals honored by American Heart Association

Center for Advanced Orthopedic Surgery at South County Hospital earns national accreditation from The Joint Commission for Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement

OBITUARIES    [2-page pdf]
Charles Frank Johnson, III, MD
Roger D. Landry, MD
Frank George Rothman, PhD

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