Best Practices for Survey Use in Medical Education: How to Design, Refine, and Administer High-Quality Surveys
South Med J. 2021 Sep;114(9):567-571. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001292.ABSTRACTSurveys are a frequently used method to collect data in medical education research. As such, it behooves medical educators involved in scholarly work to understand the best practices in the selection, development, implementation, and reporting of surveys used when conducting research and curriculum development projects. This review article prepares the reader to name the steps of designing and administering high-quality surveys in medical education research, identify the characteristics of both well-written and poorly written survey questions,...
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tanya Nikiforova Andrea Carter Emmanuelle Yecies Carla L Spagnoletti Source Type: research

Telemetry Overuse and the Effect of Educational and Electronic Health Record-Based Interventions on an Academic Internal Medicine Ward
CONCLUSIONS: A telemetry order entry system modification implemented following an educational intervention is more likely to reduce telemetry use than an educational intervention alone in IM resident practice. A variety of patients are monitored without evidence of need; therefore, the clinical impact of telemetry reduction is unlikely to be harmful.PMID:34480188 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001291 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Peter Caldwell Logan Davies Martin White P Adam Kelly Jonathan Orner Source Type: research

Physicians-in-Training: From Digital Devices to Digital Amnesia
South Med J. 2021 Sep;114(9):577-578. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001296.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34480189 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001296 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ali Seifi Michelle Rodriguez Seyedmohammad Jafari Source Type: research

An Approach to Faculty Development for Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine
CONCLUSIONS: The "for URM by URM" approach for faculty development to promote writing skills and scholarship for junior URM Family Medicine physicians can address challenges faced by URM faculty. By using a framework that includes the mentors' lived experiences and creates a psychological safe space, we can address concerns often overlooked in traditional skills-based faculty development programs.PMID:34480190 | PMC:PMC8389351 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001290 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Juan Robles Tanya Anim Maria Harsha Wusu Krys E Foster Yury Parra Octavia Amaechi Kari-Claudia Allen Jose E Rodr íguez Kendall M Campbell Dmitry Tumin Judy Washington Source Type: research

Association of Intrinsic Motivating Factors and Joy in Practice: A National Physician Survey
CONCLUSIONS: The joy in practice measure shows preliminary promise as a positive marker of well-being, highlighting the need for future interventions that support physicians' intrinsic motivators and foster joy in one's practice.PMID:34480191 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001297 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Matthew Du Hyo Jung Tak John D Yoon Source Type: research

Could Clinician Sensitivity to Cultural and Historical Considerations Help Reduce COVID-19 Deaths among Blacks?
South Med J. 2021 Sep;114(9):591-592. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001288.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34480192 | PMC:PMC8395970 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001288 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: David Kountz Fatima Rodriguez Veronica Vital Setu Vora Ryan Gough Jessica Seyfried Source Type: research

Early Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Telehealth Patterns in Primary Care, Mental Health, and Specialty Care Facilities in Texas
CONCLUSIONS: These findings highlight the adaptability of clinics to quickly transition and adopt telehealth. Uncertainty about reimbursement and policy changes may make the shift temporal, however.PMID:34480193 | PMC:PMC8395963 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001289 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Omolola E Adepoju Minji Chae M Femi Ayadi Omar Matuk-Villazon Winston Liaw Source Type: research

Analysis of the Effects of COVID-19 Mask Mandates on Hospital Resource Consumption and Mortality at the County Level
CONCLUSIONS: There was no reduction in per-population daily mortality, hospital bed, ICU bed, or ventilator occupancy of COVID-19-positive patients attributable to the implementation of a mask-wearing mandate.PMID:34480194 | PMC:PMC8395971 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001294 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Steven G Schauer Jason F Naylor Michael D April Brandon M Carius Ian L Hudson Source Type: research

Value of Troponin in Predicting Hospital Mortality of Older Adult Patients without Suspected Acute Coronary Syndromes
CONCLUSIONS: In older adult patients without suspected ACS, troponin testing did not improve the prediction of hospital mortality above that of a model including age and common admission blood tests. In the absence of suspected ACS, troponin testing is not needed to predict the hospital mortality of older adult patients.PMID:34480195 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001287 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Zvi Shimoni Paul Froom Jochanan Benbassat Source Type: research

Association between Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers and Lung Cancer
CONCLUSIONS: This study showed lower rates of lung cancer with ACEI use and no difference in risk with ARBs. In addition, use of these medications was found to be associated with increased survival in those diagnosed as having lung cancer. This study supports the continued use of these medications without concern for increasing the risk of lung cancer.PMID:34480196 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001293 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Scott A Helgeson Mark R Waddle Rebecca C Burnside Yalew T Debella Augustine S Lee Charles D Burger Zhuo Li Patrick W Johnson Neal M Patel Source Type: research

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Related Pulmonary Toxicity: A Comprehensive Review, Part II
South Med J. 2021 Sep;114(9):614-619. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001295.ABSTRACTThe development of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) has changed the treatment paradigm for cancer. The ICIs nivolumab, pembrolizumab, and cemiplimab target programmed cell death protein 1, and durvalumab, avelumab, and atezolizumab target programmed death ligand 1. Ipilimumab targets cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen-4. Used as monotherapy or in combination, they have shown remarkable efficacy in melanoma, lung cancer, and many other solid tumors, and indications continue to evolve. These checkpoint inhibitors are typically well tol...
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hazim Bukamur Akram Alkrekshi Heather Katz Mohamed Alsharedi Yousef R Shweihat Nancy J Munn Source Type: research

Oxygen Supplementation in COPD Exacerbation with Hypoxia and Hypercapnia: What Does the Evidence Show?
South Med J. 2021 Sep;114(9):620-622. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001286.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34480198 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001286 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Biplab K Saha Alyssa Bonnier Woon H Chong Source Type: research

Best Practices for Survey Use in Medical Education: How to Design, Refine, and Administer High-Quality Surveys
South Med J. 2021 Sep;114(9):567-571. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001292.ABSTRACTSurveys are a frequently used method to collect data in medical education research. As such, it behooves medical educators involved in scholarly work to understand the best practices in the selection, development, implementation, and reporting of surveys used when conducting research and curriculum development projects. This review article prepares the reader to name the steps of designing and administering high-quality surveys in medical education research, identify the characteristics of both well-written and poorly written survey questions,...
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tanya Nikiforova Andrea Carter Emmanuelle Yecies Carla L Spagnoletti Source Type: research

Telemetry Overuse and the Effect of Educational and Electronic Health Record-Based Interventions on an Academic Internal Medicine Ward
CONCLUSIONS: A telemetry order entry system modification implemented following an educational intervention is more likely to reduce telemetry use than an educational intervention alone in IM resident practice. A variety of patients are monitored without evidence of need; therefore, the clinical impact of telemetry reduction is unlikely to be harmful.PMID:34480188 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001291 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Peter Caldwell Logan Davies Martin White P Adam Kelly Jonathan Orner Source Type: research

Physicians-in-Training: From Digital Devices to Digital Amnesia
South Med J. 2021 Sep;114(9):577-578. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001296.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34480189 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001296 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ali Seifi Michelle Rodriguez Seyedmohammad Jafari Source Type: research

An Approach to Faculty Development for Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine
CONCLUSIONS: The "for URM by URM" approach for faculty development to promote writing skills and scholarship for junior URM Family Medicine physicians can address challenges faced by URM faculty. By using a framework that includes the mentors' lived experiences and creates a psychological safe space, we can address concerns often overlooked in traditional skills-based faculty development programs.PMID:34480190 | PMC:PMC8389351 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001290 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Juan Robles Tanya Anim Maria Harsha Wusu Krys E Foster Yury Parra Octavia Amaechi Kari-Claudia Allen Jose E Rodr íguez Kendall M Campbell Dmitry Tumin Judy Washington Source Type: research

Association of Intrinsic Motivating Factors and Joy in Practice: A National Physician Survey
CONCLUSIONS: The joy in practice measure shows preliminary promise as a positive marker of well-being, highlighting the need for future interventions that support physicians' intrinsic motivators and foster joy in one's practice.PMID:34480191 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001297 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Matthew Du Hyo Jung Tak John D Yoon Source Type: research

Could Clinician Sensitivity to Cultural and Historical Considerations Help Reduce COVID-19 Deaths among Blacks?
South Med J. 2021 Sep;114(9):591-592. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001288.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34480192 | PMC:PMC8395970 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001288 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: David Kountz Fatima Rodriguez Veronica Vital Setu Vora Ryan Gough Jessica Seyfried Source Type: research

Early Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Telehealth Patterns in Primary Care, Mental Health, and Specialty Care Facilities in Texas
CONCLUSIONS: These findings highlight the adaptability of clinics to quickly transition and adopt telehealth. Uncertainty about reimbursement and policy changes may make the shift temporal, however.PMID:34480193 | PMC:PMC8395963 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001289 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Omolola E Adepoju Minji Chae M Femi Ayadi Omar Matuk-Villazon Winston Liaw Source Type: research

Analysis of the Effects of COVID-19 Mask Mandates on Hospital Resource Consumption and Mortality at the County Level
CONCLUSIONS: There was no reduction in per-population daily mortality, hospital bed, ICU bed, or ventilator occupancy of COVID-19-positive patients attributable to the implementation of a mask-wearing mandate.PMID:34480194 | PMC:PMC8395971 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001294 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Steven G Schauer Jason F Naylor Michael D April Brandon M Carius Ian L Hudson Source Type: research

Value of Troponin in Predicting Hospital Mortality of Older Adult Patients without Suspected Acute Coronary Syndromes
CONCLUSIONS: In older adult patients without suspected ACS, troponin testing did not improve the prediction of hospital mortality above that of a model including age and common admission blood tests. In the absence of suspected ACS, troponin testing is not needed to predict the hospital mortality of older adult patients.PMID:34480195 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001287 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Zvi Shimoni Paul Froom Jochanan Benbassat Source Type: research

Association between Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers and Lung Cancer
CONCLUSIONS: This study showed lower rates of lung cancer with ACEI use and no difference in risk with ARBs. In addition, use of these medications was found to be associated with increased survival in those diagnosed as having lung cancer. This study supports the continued use of these medications without concern for increasing the risk of lung cancer.PMID:34480196 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001293 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Scott A Helgeson Mark R Waddle Rebecca C Burnside Yalew T Debella Augustine S Lee Charles D Burger Zhuo Li Patrick W Johnson Neal M Patel Source Type: research

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Related Pulmonary Toxicity: A Comprehensive Review, Part II
South Med J. 2021 Sep;114(9):614-619. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001295.ABSTRACTThe development of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) has changed the treatment paradigm for cancer. The ICIs nivolumab, pembrolizumab, and cemiplimab target programmed cell death protein 1, and durvalumab, avelumab, and atezolizumab target programmed death ligand 1. Ipilimumab targets cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen-4. Used as monotherapy or in combination, they have shown remarkable efficacy in melanoma, lung cancer, and many other solid tumors, and indications continue to evolve. These checkpoint inhibitors are typically well tol...
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hazim Bukamur Akram Alkrekshi Heather Katz Mohamed Alsharedi Yousef R Shweihat Nancy J Munn Source Type: research

Oxygen Supplementation in COPD Exacerbation with Hypoxia and Hypercapnia: What Does the Evidence Show?
South Med J. 2021 Sep;114(9):620-622. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001286.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34480198 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001286 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Biplab K Saha Alyssa Bonnier Woon H Chong Source Type: research

Best Practices for Survey Use in Medical Education: How to Design, Refine, and Administer High-Quality Surveys
South Med J. 2021 Sep;114(9):567-571. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001292.ABSTRACTSurveys are a frequently used method to collect data in medical education research. As such, it behooves medical educators involved in scholarly work to understand the best practices in the selection, development, implementation, and reporting of surveys used when conducting research and curriculum development projects. This review article prepares the reader to name the steps of designing and administering high-quality surveys in medical education research, identify the characteristics of both well-written and poorly written survey questions,...
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tanya Nikiforova Andrea Carter Emmanuelle Yecies Carla L Spagnoletti Source Type: research

Telemetry Overuse and the Effect of Educational and Electronic Health Record-Based Interventions on an Academic Internal Medicine Ward
CONCLUSIONS: A telemetry order entry system modification implemented following an educational intervention is more likely to reduce telemetry use than an educational intervention alone in IM resident practice. A variety of patients are monitored without evidence of need; therefore, the clinical impact of telemetry reduction is unlikely to be harmful.PMID:34480188 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001291 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Peter Caldwell Logan Davies Martin White P Adam Kelly Jonathan Orner Source Type: research

Physicians-in-Training: From Digital Devices to Digital Amnesia
South Med J. 2021 Sep;114(9):577-578. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001296.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34480189 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001296 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ali Seifi Michelle Rodriguez Seyedmohammad Jafari Source Type: research

An Approach to Faculty Development for Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine
CONCLUSIONS: The "for URM by URM" approach for faculty development to promote writing skills and scholarship for junior URM Family Medicine physicians can address challenges faced by URM faculty. By using a framework that includes the mentors' lived experiences and creates a psychological safe space, we can address concerns often overlooked in traditional skills-based faculty development programs.PMID:34480190 | PMC:PMC8389351 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001290 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Juan Robles Tanya Anim Maria Harsha Wusu Krys E Foster Yury Parra Octavia Amaechi Kari-Claudia Allen Jose E Rodr íguez Kendall M Campbell Dmitry Tumin Judy Washington Source Type: research

Association of Intrinsic Motivating Factors and Joy in Practice: A National Physician Survey
CONCLUSIONS: The joy in practice measure shows preliminary promise as a positive marker of well-being, highlighting the need for future interventions that support physicians' intrinsic motivators and foster joy in one's practice.PMID:34480191 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001297 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Matthew Du Hyo Jung Tak John D Yoon Source Type: research

Could Clinician Sensitivity to Cultural and Historical Considerations Help Reduce COVID-19 Deaths among Blacks?
South Med J. 2021 Sep;114(9):591-592. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001288.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34480192 | PMC:PMC8395970 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001288 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: David Kountz Fatima Rodriguez Veronica Vital Setu Vora Ryan Gough Jessica Seyfried Source Type: research

Early Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Telehealth Patterns in Primary Care, Mental Health, and Specialty Care Facilities in Texas
CONCLUSIONS: These findings highlight the adaptability of clinics to quickly transition and adopt telehealth. Uncertainty about reimbursement and policy changes may make the shift temporal, however.PMID:34480193 | PMC:PMC8395963 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001289 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Omolola E Adepoju Minji Chae M Femi Ayadi Omar Matuk-Villazon Winston Liaw Source Type: research

Analysis of the Effects of COVID-19 Mask Mandates on Hospital Resource Consumption and Mortality at the County Level
CONCLUSIONS: There was no reduction in per-population daily mortality, hospital bed, ICU bed, or ventilator occupancy of COVID-19-positive patients attributable to the implementation of a mask-wearing mandate.PMID:34480194 | PMC:PMC8395971 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001294 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Steven G Schauer Jason F Naylor Michael D April Brandon M Carius Ian L Hudson Source Type: research

Value of Troponin in Predicting Hospital Mortality of Older Adult Patients without Suspected Acute Coronary Syndromes
CONCLUSIONS: In older adult patients without suspected ACS, troponin testing did not improve the prediction of hospital mortality above that of a model including age and common admission blood tests. In the absence of suspected ACS, troponin testing is not needed to predict the hospital mortality of older adult patients.PMID:34480195 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001287 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Zvi Shimoni Paul Froom Jochanan Benbassat Source Type: research

Association between Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers and Lung Cancer
CONCLUSIONS: This study showed lower rates of lung cancer with ACEI use and no difference in risk with ARBs. In addition, use of these medications was found to be associated with increased survival in those diagnosed as having lung cancer. This study supports the continued use of these medications without concern for increasing the risk of lung cancer.PMID:34480196 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001293 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Scott A Helgeson Mark R Waddle Rebecca C Burnside Yalew T Debella Augustine S Lee Charles D Burger Zhuo Li Patrick W Johnson Neal M Patel Source Type: research

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Related Pulmonary Toxicity: A Comprehensive Review, Part II
South Med J. 2021 Sep;114(9):614-619. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001295.ABSTRACTThe development of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) has changed the treatment paradigm for cancer. The ICIs nivolumab, pembrolizumab, and cemiplimab target programmed cell death protein 1, and durvalumab, avelumab, and atezolizumab target programmed death ligand 1. Ipilimumab targets cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen-4. Used as monotherapy or in combination, they have shown remarkable efficacy in melanoma, lung cancer, and many other solid tumors, and indications continue to evolve. These checkpoint inhibitors are typically well tol...
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hazim Bukamur Akram Alkrekshi Heather Katz Mohamed Alsharedi Yousef R Shweihat Nancy J Munn Source Type: research

Oxygen Supplementation in COPD Exacerbation with Hypoxia and Hypercapnia: What Does the Evidence Show?
South Med J. 2021 Sep;114(9):620-622. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001286.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34480198 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001286 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Biplab K Saha Alyssa Bonnier Woon H Chong Source Type: research

Best Practices for Survey Use in Medical Education: How to Design, Refine, and Administer High-Quality Surveys
South Med J. 2021 Sep;114(9):567-571. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001292.ABSTRACTSurveys are a frequently used method to collect data in medical education research. As such, it behooves medical educators involved in scholarly work to understand the best practices in the selection, development, implementation, and reporting of surveys used when conducting research and curriculum development projects. This review article prepares the reader to name the steps of designing and administering high-quality surveys in medical education research, identify the characteristics of both well-written and poorly written survey questions,...
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tanya Nikiforova Andrea Carter Emmanuelle Yecies Carla L Spagnoletti Source Type: research

Telemetry Overuse and the Effect of Educational and Electronic Health Record-Based Interventions on an Academic Internal Medicine Ward
CONCLUSIONS: A telemetry order entry system modification implemented following an educational intervention is more likely to reduce telemetry use than an educational intervention alone in IM resident practice. A variety of patients are monitored without evidence of need; therefore, the clinical impact of telemetry reduction is unlikely to be harmful.PMID:34480188 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001291 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Peter Caldwell Logan Davies Martin White P Adam Kelly Jonathan Orner Source Type: research

Physicians-in-Training: From Digital Devices to Digital Amnesia
South Med J. 2021 Sep;114(9):577-578. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001296.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34480189 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001296 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ali Seifi Michelle Rodriguez Seyedmohammad Jafari Source Type: research

An Approach to Faculty Development for Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine
CONCLUSIONS: The "for URM by URM" approach for faculty development to promote writing skills and scholarship for junior URM Family Medicine physicians can address challenges faced by URM faculty. By using a framework that includes the mentors' lived experiences and creates a psychological safe space, we can address concerns often overlooked in traditional skills-based faculty development programs.PMID:34480190 | PMC:PMC8389351 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001290 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Juan Robles Tanya Anim Maria Harsha Wusu Krys E Foster Yury Parra Octavia Amaechi Kari-Claudia Allen Jose E Rodr íguez Kendall M Campbell Dmitry Tumin Judy Washington Source Type: research

Association of Intrinsic Motivating Factors and Joy in Practice: A National Physician Survey
CONCLUSIONS: The joy in practice measure shows preliminary promise as a positive marker of well-being, highlighting the need for future interventions that support physicians' intrinsic motivators and foster joy in one's practice.PMID:34480191 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001297 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Matthew Du Hyo Jung Tak John D Yoon Source Type: research

Could Clinician Sensitivity to Cultural and Historical Considerations Help Reduce COVID-19 Deaths among Blacks?
South Med J. 2021 Sep;114(9):591-592. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001288.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34480192 | PMC:PMC8395970 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001288 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: David Kountz Fatima Rodriguez Veronica Vital Setu Vora Ryan Gough Jessica Seyfried Source Type: research

Early Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Telehealth Patterns in Primary Care, Mental Health, and Specialty Care Facilities in Texas
CONCLUSIONS: These findings highlight the adaptability of clinics to quickly transition and adopt telehealth. Uncertainty about reimbursement and policy changes may make the shift temporal, however.PMID:34480193 | PMC:PMC8395963 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001289 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Omolola E Adepoju Minji Chae M Femi Ayadi Omar Matuk-Villazon Winston Liaw Source Type: research

Analysis of the Effects of COVID-19 Mask Mandates on Hospital Resource Consumption and Mortality at the County Level
CONCLUSIONS: There was no reduction in per-population daily mortality, hospital bed, ICU bed, or ventilator occupancy of COVID-19-positive patients attributable to the implementation of a mask-wearing mandate.PMID:34480194 | PMC:PMC8395971 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001294 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Steven G Schauer Jason F Naylor Michael D April Brandon M Carius Ian L Hudson Source Type: research

Value of Troponin in Predicting Hospital Mortality of Older Adult Patients without Suspected Acute Coronary Syndromes
CONCLUSIONS: In older adult patients without suspected ACS, troponin testing did not improve the prediction of hospital mortality above that of a model including age and common admission blood tests. In the absence of suspected ACS, troponin testing is not needed to predict the hospital mortality of older adult patients.PMID:34480195 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001287 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Zvi Shimoni Paul Froom Jochanan Benbassat Source Type: research

Association between Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers and Lung Cancer
CONCLUSIONS: This study showed lower rates of lung cancer with ACEI use and no difference in risk with ARBs. In addition, use of these medications was found to be associated with increased survival in those diagnosed as having lung cancer. This study supports the continued use of these medications without concern for increasing the risk of lung cancer.PMID:34480196 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001293 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Scott A Helgeson Mark R Waddle Rebecca C Burnside Yalew T Debella Augustine S Lee Charles D Burger Zhuo Li Patrick W Johnson Neal M Patel Source Type: research

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Related Pulmonary Toxicity: A Comprehensive Review, Part II
South Med J. 2021 Sep;114(9):614-619. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001295.ABSTRACTThe development of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) has changed the treatment paradigm for cancer. The ICIs nivolumab, pembrolizumab, and cemiplimab target programmed cell death protein 1, and durvalumab, avelumab, and atezolizumab target programmed death ligand 1. Ipilimumab targets cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen-4. Used as monotherapy or in combination, they have shown remarkable efficacy in melanoma, lung cancer, and many other solid tumors, and indications continue to evolve. These checkpoint inhibitors are typically well tol...
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hazim Bukamur Akram Alkrekshi Heather Katz Mohamed Alsharedi Yousef R Shweihat Nancy J Munn Source Type: research

Oxygen Supplementation in COPD Exacerbation with Hypoxia and Hypercapnia: What Does the Evidence Show?
South Med J. 2021 Sep;114(9):620-622. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001286.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34480198 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001286 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Biplab K Saha Alyssa Bonnier Woon H Chong Source Type: research

Best Practices for Survey Use in Medical Education: How to Design, Refine, and Administer High-Quality Surveys
South Med J. 2021 Sep;114(9):567-571. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001292.ABSTRACTSurveys are a frequently used method to collect data in medical education research. As such, it behooves medical educators involved in scholarly work to understand the best practices in the selection, development, implementation, and reporting of surveys used when conducting research and curriculum development projects. This review article prepares the reader to name the steps of designing and administering high-quality surveys in medical education research, identify the characteristics of both well-written and poorly written survey questions,...
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tanya Nikiforova Andrea Carter Emmanuelle Yecies Carla L Spagnoletti Source Type: research

Telemetry Overuse and the Effect of Educational and Electronic Health Record-Based Interventions on an Academic Internal Medicine Ward
CONCLUSIONS: A telemetry order entry system modification implemented following an educational intervention is more likely to reduce telemetry use than an educational intervention alone in IM resident practice. A variety of patients are monitored without evidence of need; therefore, the clinical impact of telemetry reduction is unlikely to be harmful.PMID:34480188 | DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001291 (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - September 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Peter Caldwell Logan Davies Martin White P Adam Kelly Jonathan Orner Source Type: research