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OCTOBER 2020    Volume 103, Number 8

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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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For Authors
Author Guidelines
Copyright Transfer
Financial Disclosure
Commentary Guide
Letters to the Editor Guide
Images in Clinical Medicine

 

COMMENTARY       
Why don’t people wear masks?
Edward Feller, MD, FACP, FACG

Remembering Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a healthcare champion
Mary Korr

PERSPECTIVE
Emergency Mail-in Voting in Rhode Island:
Protecting Civic Participation During COVID-19 and Beyond
Nicole M. Burns, BS’23
Keyana Zahiri, BS’23
Reetam Ganguli, BS’23
Giovanni Kozel, BS’23
Saba Paracha, BS’23
Kevin P. Tang, BS’24
Oliver Y. Tang, MD’23
Kelly E. Wong, MD

Confidentiality in Sexual Healthcare for Adolescents and Young Adults:
Addressing Disclosure in the Explanation of Benefits
Christina T. Chu, BA
Jack C. Rusley, MD, MHS
John Wesley, JD
Philip A. Chan, MD, MS
Caleb Trotz, S
cB’22;
Joanna D. Brown, MD, MPH

Implied Yet Unproven: The Digital Pill – Present and Future
Matthew J. Hagan, BS
Paul George, MD, MHPE
Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS

COVID-19 & KIDNEY DISEAESE
Guest Editor:  JIE TANG, MD, MPH, MSc
[Complete 19-page themed section]

COVID-19 – A Kidney Perspective
JIE TANG, MD, MPH, MSc

Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): A General Review
ERIC W. TANG
APRIL M. BOBENCHIK, PhD, D(ABMM)
SHAOLEI LU, MD, PhD

COVID-19 and Kidney Injury
MATTHEW R. LYNCH, MD
JIE TANG, MD, MPH, MSc

COVID-19 and ESKD, A Rapid Review
ANKUR D. SHAH, MD
NATHAN CALABRO-KAILUKAITIS, MD

Kidney Transplantation and COVID-19
BASMA MERHI, MD
REGINALD GOHH, MD

IMAGES IN MEDICINE
Kyphoplasty: The Importance of Post-Operative Surveillance
Taif Mukhdomi, MD
Ira Whitten, MD
Mark C. Kendall, MD

CASE REPORTS
Corynebacterium Striatum Bacteremia in End-Stage Renal Disease:
A Case Series and Review of Literature

Catherine M. Garcia, MD’21
Jaclyn McKenna, MD
Lena Fan, MD
Ankur Shah, MD

Ectopic Pregnancy after Hysterectomy:
A Case Report of Ectopic Pregnancy 7 Years after Postpartum Hysterectomy

Nwamaka Mary-Anne Onwugbenu, MD

CONTRIBUTIONS
Concurrent Utilization of Prescription Opioids and Non-opioid Controlled Substances:
Rhode Island Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, 2018

Eric P. Borrelli, PharmD, MBA
Blake Morphis, BS
Rouba Youssef, PhD
Laura C. Chambers, PhD, MPH
Benjamin D. Hallowell, PhD
Jeffrey Bratberg, PharmD
Stephen J. Kogut, PhD, MBA, RPh

Experiences of Rhode Island Assisted Living Facilities in Connecting
Residents with Families through Technology During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Benjamin Gallo Marin, AB
Patrick Wasserman, AB
John Cotoia, M
Sc
Manraj Singh, AB
Vira Tarnavska, AB
Linda Gershon, MS
Ian Lester, BA

Rory Merritt, MD, MEHP

Dental and Oral Health Care in Nursing Homes: Results from Two Multi-Stakeholder Surveys
Chantal Lewis, MPH
Samuel R. Zwetchkenbaum, DDS, MPH
Rosa R. Baier, MPH
Daniel Harris, MPH
Rebekah L. Gardner, MD

The Use of Mobile Applications as Low-Vision Aids: A Pilot Study
Dominique M. Dockery, COA
Magdalena G. Krzystolik, MD

PCMH in a College Setting: A Brown Primary Care Transformation Initiative
Victoria Adewale, MD, MSc
Joanna Brown, MD, MPH
Renee Shield,
PhD
Roberta Goldman, PhD
Arthur A. Frazzano, MD, MMS, FAAFP
Unab Khan, MD
Edward Wheeler, J
r., MD
Monica L. Kunkel, MSN, RN-C
Jeffrey Borkan, MD,
PhD

Enforcing the “4T”:
An In-Line Calculator for HIT Antibody Ordering in the Electronic Medical Record
Adam S. Zayac, MD
Ross W. Hilliard, MD
Adam J. Olszewski, MD
Aryeh Pelcovits, MD
John L. Reagan, MD
Andrew Hsu, MD
David Riley, MD
Matthew Austin, MD
Thomas A. Ollila, MD

Serum Lactate is Not a Useful Predictor of Injury in Blunt Trauma Patients
Taneisha Wilson, MD, ScM
Gagandeep Singh, MD
Rebecca Mendelsohn, MD
MichAEl Mello, MD, MPH
Francesca L. Beaudoin, MD,
PhD

PUBLIC HEALTH
Vital Statistics
Roseann Giorgianni, Deputy State Registrar

RIMS NEWS   [5-page section]
Are you reading RIMS Notes?

Working for You: RIMS Advocacy Activites

WE ARE READ EVERYWHERE   
RIMJ Readers' Photos

Marin County, California

SPOTLIGHT   
URI Professor Gretchen Machtís $700,000 grant project seeks to improve the in-person voting experience amid COVID-19

BOOKS   
Q & A with Christine Montross, MD, author of Waiting for an Echo: The Madness of Incarceration
Mary Korr

HERITAGE   
October 1963: President Kennedy signs Community Mental Health Act into law;
his last legislative signature

Mary Korr

IN THE NEWS    [3-page section]
Lifespan and Care New England move forward with Letter of Intent to merge

Lifespan/Brown form COVID-19 Biobank at RIH Clinical Research Center

Rhode Island Hospital authors publish study on health disparities and influenza in Rhode Island

URI Community First Responder Program offers free Narcan and training
to rural Rhode Islanders to prevent overdose deaths

Lifespan mounts public campaign to promote federal efforts to recruit volunteers
for essential COVID-19 vaccine trials

PEOPLE/PLACES    [4-page section]

Appointments
Shannon Sullivan, MSW, LICSW, CCM, named president and COO of Women & Infants Hospital

Cynthia Danner, DNP, RN, NE-BC, named RIH senior vice president and chief nursing officer

Aaron M. Hattaway, MD, named CMO, VP of South County Medical Group

Eilean Attwood, MD, MPH, appointed to ACOG leadership roles

Melvin Philip, MD, joins Lifespan Physician Group Primary Care

Peter Soden, MD, joins Brown Surgical Associates

RECOGNITION
Betty Vohr, MD, receives 2020 Virginia Apgar Award

Obituaries
Jay Alan Sorgman, MD
Ronald M. Wintrob, MD

 
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