Evaluating the Burnout-Thriving Index in a Multidisciplinary Cohort at a Large Academic Medical Center.
Authors: Gates R, Musick D, Greenawald M, Carter K, Bogue R, Penwell-Waines L Abstract OBJECTIVES: There has been significant discussion about the quality of burnout research, especially with regard to abbreviated measurements of burnout and/or well-being. The purpose of this study was to compare a single-item, investigator-developed question measuring perceived well-being with validated multi-item measures of burnout and well-being. METHODS: Between 2016 and 2017, healthcare professionals and medical students at a large academic hospital system were sent an online survey measuring the risk of burnout (Maslach ...
Source: Southern Medical Journal - April 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Outcomes in an Interdisciplinary Diabetes Clinic in Rural Primary Care.
Authors: King DE, Petrone AB, Alcantara FM, Elavsky MM, Prestoza MO, Siebart J, Castelli G Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an interdisciplinary diabetes team model of care in assisting patients to achieve improved glucose control in a primary care rural setting. METHODS: A family medicine clinic at a rural university medical center developed an interdisciplinary diabetes team clinic composed of a certified diabetes educator/dietitian, a case manager, a pharmacist, nursing staff, a family medicine resident, a psychologist, and a board-certified family medicine a...
Source: Southern Medical Journal - April 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Is Endurance Exercise Safe? The Myth of Pheidippides.
Authors: Rutlen C, Rutlen DL Abstract With the increase in participation in endurance events in the general population, patient concern may arise as to whether endurance exercise is safe. Acute but not chronic increases in blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, and urine albumin occur in endurance exercise. Iron-deficiency anemia may be observed in female athletes. Upper respiratory illness is increased in elite athletes but decreased in intense recreational athletes. No convincing evidence of developing osteoarthritis exists. Common gastrointestinal symptoms occur and isolated reports of gastrointestinal bleeding exist....
Source: Southern Medical Journal - April 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Commentary on "Is Endurance Exercise Safe? The Myth of Pheidippides".
Commentary on "Is Endurance Exercise Safe? The Myth of Pheidippides". South Med J. 2019 Apr;112(4):215-216 Authors: Holt GR PMID: 30943539 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - April 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Mycobacterium fortuitum Meningitis: Approach to Lumboperitoneal Shunt Infection.
Authors: Zakrzewski J, Hu K, Neisewander BL, Esfahani DR, Bhimani AD, Shah HP, Haddadin DW, Mehta AI Abstract Mycobacterium fortuitum is a rare, opportunistic pathogen most frequently contracted through contact with a contaminated source. An immunocompetent 26-year-old female patient presented to our institution with an infected lumboperitoneal (LP) shunt presenting as continued nonhealing wounds. After multiple debridements, shunt revisions, and wound closure failures, infectious disease specialists were consulted. The wound cultures returned positive for M. fortuitum and the shunt was removed. Cerebrospinal fluid...
Source: Southern Medical Journal - April 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Inconsistencies in Colonic Tattooing Practice: Differences in Reported and Actual Practices at a Tertiary Medical Center.
CONCLUSIONS: Variation exists between the reported tattooing practice and actual practice. Despite this, most tattoos are identified at the time of surgery or repeat endoscopy. Further research is needed to determine whether a standardized approach to tattooing and reporting could improve localization at repeat endoscopy. PMID: 30943541 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - April 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

A Brief Review of the Pharmacology of Hyperkalemia: Causes and Treatment.
Authors: Wooten JM, Kupferman FE, Kupferman JC Abstract Hyperkalemia is a common problem in both inpatients and outpatients. Many disease states (eg, chronic kidney disease) and medications may precipitate hyperkalemia. There are several drugs now available to treat hyperkalemia. Many of these drugs are relatively new. This review provides information regarding drug-induced causes of hyperkalemia and provides detailed information on the medications used to treat this problem. PMID: 30943542 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - April 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Objectively Measured Physical Activity and All-Cause Mortality Among Cancer Survivors: National Prospective Cohort Study.
Authors: Loprinzi PD, Nooe A Abstract OBJECTIVE: The understanding of the effects of physical activity on all-cause mortality among cancer survivors is limited. We attempted to draw a relation between physical activity and survival among those with a diagnosis of cancer. METHODS: Data from the 2003-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey was used, with follow-up through 2011. A total of 515 adult cancer survivors wore an accelerometer for ≥4 days. RESULTS: After adjusting for age, sex, race/ethnicity, poverty level, cotinine, C-reactive protein, body mass index, and comorbid illness, partic...
Source: Southern Medical Journal - April 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Native Joint Septic Arthritis: Comparison of Outcomes with Medical and Surgical Management.
CONCLUSIONS: Medical management with closed-needle aspiration may be an adequate approach to the treatment of native joint infections. PMID: 30943544 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - April 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Comparison of Factors Identified by Patients and Physicians Associated with Hospital Readmission (COMPARE2).
CONCLUSIONS: Patients identified previously unknown factors contributing to readmission. Little agreement existed between patients and physicians. Additional research is needed to determine how best to address patient-identified factors contributing to readmission. PMID: 30943545 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - April 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Know the New HIV Testing Guidelines?
Authors: Badugu P, Lippmann S PMID: 30943546 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - April 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

On "Importance of Interdisciplinary Medical Education: A Frontline Perspective".
On "Importance of Interdisciplinary Medical Education: A Frontline Perspective". South Med J. 2019 Apr;112(4):252 Authors: Choudhury R, Mathur J PMID: 30943547 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - April 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

A 5-Step Framework for the Assessment and Remediation of a Struggling Medical Learner in the Clinical Environment.
Authors: Merriam SB, McNeil MA, Spagnoletti CL PMID: 30830223 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Development of a Vertically Integrated Trainee Program: Linking Future and Young Physicians.
Authors: Pettis JL, Johnson DT, Bosak JT, Brastauskas IM, Jansen EA, McNutt R, Raghavan RS, Huynh SL, Day AL, Walborn N, DiPette DJ Abstract Supplemental digital content is available in the text. PMID: 30830224 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

On "Improving Underrepresented Minority in Medicine Representation in Medical School".
On "Improving Underrepresented Minority in Medicine Representation in Medical School". South Med J. 2019 Mar;112(3):142 Authors: Vijayaratnam L, Mathur J PMID: 30830225 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Characteristics of Syncope Admissions Among Hospitals of Varying Teaching Intensity.
CONCLUSIONS: By definition, the syncope admissions included were unexplained or idiopathic cases, and thus likely to be lower-risk syncope cases. Those with a known etiology are coded by the cause of syncope, as dictated by coding guidelines. It is likely that many of these ischemic evaluations represent low-value care. Financial incentives and processes of care at major teaching hospitals may be driving this trend, and efforts should be made to better understand and replicate these at minor teaching and nonteaching hospitals. PMID: 30830226 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Awareness of Birth Cohort Hepatitis C Testing Recommendation Among Baby Boomers: An Exploratory Survey Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Awareness of the CDC's testing recommendation was reported in fewer than half of the respondents and was adversely affected by minority status. Although mass media may be a key venue for HCV-related data outreach, further studies are needed on interventions to enhance the role played by healthcare providers. PMID: 30830227 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Rather than Colonoscopy Is Adequate for the Diagnosis of Ipilimumab-Associated Colitis.
CONCLUSIONS: Ipilimumab-associated colitis can be diagnosed with a flexible sigmoidoscopy alone, obviating the need for full colonoscopy. PMID: 30830228 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Trauma Providers' Perceptions of Frailty Assessment: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs.
CONCLUSIONS: Providers seem to recognize the impact that a diagnosis of frailty has on outcomes, but most lack a working knowledge of how to assess for frailty syndrome. Some providers recommended screening by designated, formally trained personnel who could notify decision makers of a positive screen result. PMID: 30830229 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Impact of Holidays on Pediatric Trauma Admissions to a Community Hospital in South Florida.
CONCLUSIONS: Hospitals located in southern subtropical climates should consider increasing staffing as necessary during select autumn and winter holidays. PMID: 30830230 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Cesarean Delivery Among Alabama Providers.
Authors: Watson D, Tita A, Dimperio L, Howard T, Harper L Abstract OBJECTIVES: A multicenter, randomized controlled trial has demonstrated the benefit of adding azithromycin to routine preoperative antibiotics in unscheduled cesarean deliveries (CDs) to prevent surgical site infections. We sought to describe and identify barriers to the implementation of azithromycin prophylaxis for CDs by Alabama healthcare providers. METHODS: We conducted an online, self-administered survey of obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) providers in Alabama. E-mail addresses were obtained from a publicly available list. We sent an inv...
Source: Southern Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Contraceptive Methods and the Impact of Menstruation on Daily Functioning in Women with Sickle Cell Disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Dysmenorrhea and prolonged menstrual bleeding negatively affect the QOL of women with SCD. Menstrual histories and preventive measures for menstruation-related morbidity should be incorporated into routine evaluations of women with SCD. PMID: 30830232 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Advanced Prescription of Emergency Contraceptive Pills Among Adolescents and Young Adults.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite clear professional recommendations for ECP advanced prescriptions for all women at risk for unintended pregnancy, a substantial gap exists between this standard of care and routine clinical service provision in an obstetrics and gynecology teaching clinic. PMID: 30830233 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Improving Documentation of Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries (OASIS) Using a Standardized Electronic Template at Two University-Affiliated Institutions.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of a standardized electronic template for reporting the diagnosis and repair of OASIS improves the thoroughness of documentation and appears to promote the implementation of best practice guidelines. PMID: 30830234 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Lessons Learned from Building a Pediatric-to-Adult Sickle Cell Transition Program.
CONCLUSIONS: The principles and lessons we learned in developing and implementing this program over 5 years, accompanied by caring, flexible, and dedicated care team members, often can overcome even severe barriers to care transitions. PMID: 30830235 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Commentary on "Lessons Learned from Building a Pediatric-to-Adult Sickle Cell Transition Program".
Commentary on "Lessons Learned from Building a Pediatric-to-Adult Sickle Cell Transition Program". South Med J. 2019 Mar;112(3):198 Authors: Mixter S, Stewart RW PMID: 30830236 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Addressing Mental Health Needs among Physicians.
Authors: Buck K, Grace A, Runyan T, Brown-Berchtold L PMID: 30708367 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - February 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Comparison of Medical Student Communication Skills Measured by Standardized Patients During an OSCE and by Faculty During an In-Hospital Encounter.
CONCLUSIONS: We found no correlation between student communication scores measured by faculty during the DOCE compared with communication skills measured by SPs during an OSCE. The discordant results of some students on the OSCE compared with the DOCE suggests that the OSCE may not identify students who may benefit from additional communication skills training. PMID: 30708368 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - February 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

What Attracts Medical Students to Primary Care? A Nominal Group Evaluation.
CONCLUSIONS: Medical students highlighted unique relationships with patients and continuity of care as experiences that increase their enthusiasm for primary care. Negative experiences that weakened enthusiasm for primary care included hidden curriculum and poor role models. Programs that provide experiences in primary care can increase student interest in primary care careers. PMID: 30708369 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - February 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Commentary on "What Attracts Medical Students to Primary Care? A Nominal Group Evaluation".
Commentary on "What Attracts Medical Students to Primary Care? A Nominal Group Evaluation". South Med J. 2019 Feb;112(2):83-84 Authors: Mitchell JA, Rodríguez JE PMID: 30708370 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - February 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Increasing Patient Notification of Test Results in an Internal Medicine Resident Continuity Clinic.
CONCLUSIONS: Baseline rates of notification for diagnostic tests results were low, but streamlining the notification process, clearly stating expectations for using it, and using resident self-audit can improve notification rates. PMID: 30708371 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - February 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Curing Health Care by Adding Value: How About a Physical Examination?
Authors: Goldszer RC PMID: 30708372 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - February 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

The Importance of Health and Social Services Spending to Health Outcomes in Texas, 2010-2016.
CONCLUSIONS: Existing evidence regarding the association between social services spending and health outcomes may not yield sufficiently granular data for policy makers within a single state. Investments in certain social services in Texas were associated with improvements in health outcomes, as measured by improvements in the County Health Rankings, in the years subsequent to spending increases. Similar analyses in other states and regions may yield actionable avenues for policy makers to improve population health. PMID: 30708373 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - February 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Healthcare Disparities in People with Disabilities: Is There a Cure?
Authors: Smith CA PMID: 30708374 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - February 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Strengthening Rural States' Capacity to Prepare for and Respond to Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2013-2015.
Authors: Santibañez S, Bellis KS, Bay A, Chung CL, Bradley K, Gibson D, Shultz A PMID: 30708375 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - February 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Commentary on "Strengthening Rural States' Capacity to Prepare for and Respond to Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2013-2015".
Commentary on "Strengthening Rural States' Capacity to Prepare for and Respond to Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2013-2015". South Med J. 2019 Feb;112(2):106-107 Authors: Burton MJ PMID: 30708376 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - February 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Can C-Reactive Protein Be Used to Predict Acute Septic Arthritis in the Adult Population?
The objective of this study was to establish whether C-reactive protein (CRP) could be used to predict native joint septic arthritis (SA) in the adult population. METHODS: All patients who underwent native joint aspiration in accident and emergency settings between April 2012 and September 2016 were identified from laboratory microbiology records. Patients were divided into three groups for analysis: patients with SA, patients with crystal arthropathy, and patients with normal or osteo/inflammatory arthritic joints. RESULTS: Fifteen patients (7.9%) were deemed to have SA, 18 patients had crystal arthropathy (9.5%),...
Source: Southern Medical Journal - February 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Cancer Risk Awareness among Uninsured Primary Care Patients.
CONCLUSIONS: The intersection of cancer risk awareness and lifestyle issues among underserved populations is a vital topic to improve cancer prevention and promote screening uptake. Continued research is needed to understand which types of cancer underserved populations are cognizant of developing. In addition, because community-level interventions are effective in increasing cancer risk awareness, 3 research is needed to determine ways in which health education programs focused at cancer risk awareness directed to underserved populations can be effectively implemented and evaluated. PMID: 30708378 [PubMed - in process...
Source: Southern Medical Journal - February 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Imaging in Acute Pyelonephritis: Utilization, Findings, and Effect on Management.
CONCLUSIONS: Among this population, imaging is frequently done earlier than recommended. Because the majority of interventions targeted stone disease, ultrasound may be the preferred initial modality rather than contrasted tomography when obtaining imaging early. Current guidelines may need to be revisited. PMID: 30708379 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - February 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

An Underappreciated and Prolonged Drug Interaction Leads to Ineffective Anticoagulation.
Authors: Rogers KC, Neu DW, Jaeger MC, Shah R, Finks SW Abstract A poorly understood significant drug-drug interaction compounded by ineffective communication among providers at times of care transition most likely contributed to multiple thromboembolic events in an 81-year-old patient. Increased awareness of drug interactions with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), as well as improved communication among inpatient and outpatient providers at the time of discharge is essential in maximizing efficacy and safety outcomes in patients requiring chronic anticoagulation. When rifampin is coadministered with apixaban, a ...
Source: Southern Medical Journal - February 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Outcomes in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices, Pacemakers, and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Undergoing Single Balloon Enteroscopy.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients in the cardiac device group did not appear to be at any more significant risk than those without cardiac devices. Furthermore, diagnostic and therapeutic yield and rebleeding rates appear to be similar across both groups. Clinicians may perform SBE in these patients safely and effectively, with good overall outcomes. PMID: 30708381 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - February 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

A Brochure to Improve Understanding of Incomplete Mammogram Results Among Black Women at a Public Hospital in Miami, Florida.
CONCLUSIONS: A culturally tailored brochure explaining the frequency of abnormal mammograms was well received by women at a large safety-net health system. Pilot testing suggests that it may improve patient perception of risk and awareness of informational resources. This strategy should be considered to enhance result communication. PMID: 30608622 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - January 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Prenatal Contraceptive Counseling by Video.
CONCLUSIONS: LARC use increased 32% across the entire study cohort; however, video-based contraceptive counseling did not increase LARC uptake at 12 weeks postpartum compared with routine prenatal care alone. Patients viewing the video reported high levels of acceptability and improved contraceptive knowledge. Video counseling may be a useful adjunct in many clinical settings. PMID: 30608623 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - January 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Commentary on "Prenatal Contraceptive Counseling by Video".
Commentary on "Prenatal Contraceptive Counseling by Video". South Med J. 2019 Jan;112(1):14-15 Authors: Sattari M PMID: 30608624 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - January 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Children's Age, Family Conflict, and Children's HbA1c: Are Girls and Boys Different?
This study examined the relation between children's sex, age, family conflict, and children's glycated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c). METHODS: Parents of children with type 1 diabetes mellitus were recruited from the diabetes clinic of a midwestern children's hospital. The survey included demographics and the Diabetes Family Conflict Scale (DFCS). The index child's HbA1c was obtained. RESULTS: DFCS was significantly associated with HbA1c for both boys and girls (rs = 0.3, P
Source: Southern Medical Journal - January 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Impact of Inpatient Consults by a Family Medicine Teaching Service.
CONCLUSIONS: Each consult placed for hospitalized adults on a family medicine teaching service resulted in an increase in LOS and direct cost, even after controlling for patient severity. Further analysis to ensure that appropriate referrals are being placed and that residents are receiving full-scope training is needed to ensure primary care graduates are prepared to care for a diverse and complex patient population. PMID: 30608626 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - January 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Frequency, Timing, and Types of Medication Ordering Errors Made by Residents in the Electronic Medical Records Era.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite electronic medical records, medication ordering errors by trainees remain common. Additional supervision and resident education regarding medication orders may be necessary. PMID: 30608627 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - January 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Uterine Surrogacy is Morally Equivalent to Selling a Kidney.
Authors: McCartney C PMID: 30608628 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - January 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Editor's Response.
Authors: Holt GR PMID: 30608629 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - January 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Patients' Perceptions of the Role of Physicians in Questioning and Educating in Firearms Safety: Post-FOPA Repeal Era.
In this study, we determined patients' attitudes toward discussing firearms and issues of firearms safety with emergency department physicians. We assessed whether patients feel discriminated against should physicians discuss firearms safety, and whether they believed that physician counseling may change how patients store firearms. METHODS: From June to October 2017, we conducted a cross-sectional institutional review board-approved survey of 200 consenting adult patients (convenience sample) not requiring critical care presenting to the emergency department of Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida. The s...
Source: Southern Medical Journal - January 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research