Exploring Factors That Affect Rural Health
WMJ. 2021 Oct;120(3):169-170.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34710292 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Sarina Schrager Source Type: research

The Wisconsin Infection Prevention Center: The Value of a Statewide Infection Prevention Center
WMJ. 2021 Oct;120(3):171-173.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34710293 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nasia Safdar Silvia Munoz-Price Robert N Golden Joseph E Kerschner Ann Nattinger Ryan Westergaard Source Type: research

Empathy for the Unvaccinated
WMJ. 2021 Oct;120(3):168.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34710294 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Margaret L Schwarze William J Ehlenbach Source Type: research

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Zoster Vaccine Uptake: A Cross-Sectional Study in a Veterans Health Administration Primary Care Clinic
WMJ. 2021 Oct;120(3):168-170.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34710295 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Marvin J Bittner Gia Thinh D Truong Zachary A Creech Source Type: research

Driving Time to Trauma Centers for Children Living in Wisconsin
CONCLUSION: Two-thirds of children in Wisconsin live beyond a 30-minute driving distance of a level I PTC, but most children live within 30 minutes of level III and IV trauma centers. As the closest hospitals for most children, smaller trauma centers should be adequately resourced to provide pediatric trauma care.PMID:34710296 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Keon Young Park Benjamin L Eithun Jeffrey Havlena Jessica Draper Randi S Cartmill Michael K Kim Jonathan E Kohler Source Type: research

Trends in Mortality at a Level II Rural Trauma Center
The objective of this research was to describe trends of injuries and mortality from a trauma center serving a largely rural population and compare results with reports from the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB).METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of patients admitted to a rural Wisconsin level II trauma center from 2000 through 2018. Details on injuries and deaths prior to discharge were obtained from the trauma registry. Event counts and fatality ratios were described by year, sex, age, mechanism of injury, and injury severity score (ISS). Trends were analyzed across 2000-2005, 2006-2011, and 2012-2018 calendar ye...
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: David L McClure Daniel C Cullinane Ivan L Maldonado Source Type: research

Rural Residence Predicts Lower Cardiac Mortality and Better Mental Health Outcomes
This study analyzes the effect of ruralness on heart disease death rates and the average number of mentally unhealthy days on a county-level.METHODS: Linear regressions were performed using county-level data to analyze the effect of "Ruralness" on heart disease death rates and mental unhealthiness while controlling for confounding variables. Geographic analysis was also used.RESULTS: Higher rural-urban continuum codes predict lower rates of cardiac mortality (β = -.075 deaths per 100,000 people/continuum code, t = -4.36, P
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Danyon Anderson Paul Beinhoff Leslie Ruffalo Source Type: research

Medical Student Burnout as Impacted by Trait Emotional Intelligence - Moderated by Three-Year and Four-Year Medical Degree Programs and Gender
The objective in this study is to examine if medical student burnout scores are higher for students on the 3-year campuses and how that is affected by emotional intelligence.METHODS: First- and second-year medical students voluntarily completed the Maslach Burnout Inventory for Students (scale: 1 = never, 7 = every day) and the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (scale: 1 = completely disagree, 7 = completely agree). Multifactor analysis of variance assessed mean differences in burnout between campus and gender. Multivariate linear regressions were used for predicting burnout from emotional intelligence.RESULTS: Th...
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Robert Treat William J Hueston Jeff Fritz Amy Prunuske Craig J Hanke Source Type: research

Quality of Dietary Intake in Children With Developmental Disabilities: A Pilot Study
CONCLUSIONS: Further investigation in a larger sample is recommended to support the development of methods to optimize weight management in children with developmental disabilities.PMID:34710300 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Andrea Moosreiner Michele Polfuss Bethany Forseth Source Type: research

Does a Centralized Scheduling Process Improve Referral Timeliness?
WMJ. 2021 Oct;120(3):200-204.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Timely, necessary specialist care is associated with better patient health outcomes and lower costs. This assessment looks at the effects of centralized scheduling, as well as patient and referral-level factors on referral completion rates. We hypothesized that centralized scheduling would increase access to specialty care, as evidenced by higher referral completion rates.METHODS: We analyzed data for specialty referrals to cardiology, nephrology, gastroenterology, and neurology from 6 months before to 6 months after implementation of a centralized scheduling system within a...
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Quinn Bongers Bradley H Crotty M Chris Decker John Fangman Source Type: research

Electronic Vaping Product Use Among Adolescents in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Updated Scientific Review for Clinicians
CONCLUSIONS: Preclinical and theoretical models establish pulmonary harm associated with EVPs. Based on the limited epidemiological studies, the contribution of EVP use to the risk of contracting COVID-19 is mixed. EVP-associated lung injury could present as a diagnostic challenge for clinicians during COVID-19 and requires greater attention. Clinicians should effectively screen for and discourage EVP use among adolescents.PMID:34710302 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Pravesh Sharma Taharat Sheikh Christopher Williams Source Type: research

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Perceptions, Practices, and Possibilities
CONCLUSIONS: Adverse childhood experiences are a public health concern. However, health professionals and trainees are undereducated about their pervasive effects. Further research is needed on how to better educate health professionals about adverse childhood experiences and trauma-informed care. Adverse childhood experiences screenings could promote the early identification of childhood trauma, yet the ethics and effectiveness of screening must be further studied.PMID:34710303 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hannah T Sherfinski Paige E Condit Samantha S Williams Al-Kharusy Megan A Moreno Source Type: research

Rapid Transition to Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Medical Genetics Experience
WMJ. 2021 Oct;120(3):218-221.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic interrupted delivery of outpatient health care to minimize risk of exposure. This pandemic threatened to increase longstanding national concerns about access to both initial and follow-up genetics clinics services. The Medical Genetics Clinic at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Waisman Center (WCMGC) rapidly transitioned to offering appointments using telemedicine in March 2020 when the public health emergency for COVID-19 pandemic was declared.METHODS: Datasets were reviewed for the periods April - July 2019 (pre-COVID basel...
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Sara Zoran Christie Turcott Amy Whitehead Lynn Hrabik Anne Harris Jessica Scott Schwoerer Source Type: research

Community Assessment of Extreme Heat Preparedness in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
This article describes the first Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) rapid needs assessment project to be conducted in Wisconsin. The project focused on extreme heat preparedness.METHODS: Fifteen teams conducted household surveys in 30 census blocks in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.RESULTS: Survey results indicated that the majority of households were unaware of the location of a nearby cooling center. Although the vast majority of households reported some form of air conditioning in their house, over half felt too hot inside their home sometimes, most of the time, or always.DISCUSSION: Th...
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Megan L Christenson Colleen E Moran Bria S Grant Nicholas C Tomaro Jon G Meiman Source Type: research

Opioid Overdose Mortality Trends in Wisconsin, 2004-2019
CONCLUSION: We identify inequities in opioid overdose mortality that have persisted over time in Wisconsin. Different age distributions by race may indicate different pathways to overdose and require further investigation to guide upstream mitigation strategies.PMID:34710306 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Erin C Nacev Marina C Jenkins Calvin W Lee Source Type: research

Student Leadership Development Initiative: Benefits of a Unique Medical Student Organization
WMJ. 2021 Oct;120(3):230-232.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The Student Leadership Development Initiative was founded at the Medical College of Wisconsin to unite local physician leaders with Medical College of Wisconsin students to develop leadership skills and prepare for careers expanding beyond clinical practice.METHODS: An anonymous survey was distributed to 246 current and past Student Leadership Development Initiative participants, probing confidence in leadership skills, professional goals, and the perceived importance of leadership training. Feedback interviews were also conducted.RESULTS: Respondents reported improvement in...
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Allison R Linehan Alexander R Chartier Yizeng He Michael Sobin Michael Sobin William J Hueston John R Meurer Source Type: research

Evidence of Early Household Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Involving a School-aged Child
CONCLUSION: This case suggests that household transmission associated with school-aged children may have contributed to wide seeding across populations.PMID:34710308 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jonathan L Temte Shari Barlow Emily Temte Maureen Goss Kelsey Florek Katarina M Braun Thomas C Friedrich Erik Reisdorf Allen C Bateman Amra Uzicanin Source Type: research

The Risks of Reflexive Refilling
CONCLUSION: This case calls attention to the importance of medication reconciliation, the danger of overreliance on electronic health record medication lists, and the pitfalls in not maintaining vigilance with electronic prescribing. It also highlights the necessity of patient and caregiver education regarding their medications.PMID:34710309 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Olivia R McCarty Margaret Pertzborn Paul A Bergl Source Type: research

Pausing During the Pandemic: Addressing Cognitive Biases in Providers' Medical Decision-Making During the COVID-19 Era
CONCLUSION: With rapidly changing knowledge about COVID-19 and MIS-C, providers must remain diligent to counteract heuristic thinking and provide timely and accurate diagnostic evaluations.PMID:34710310 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Sarah Yale Jacqueline Lee Natalya Beneschott Amanda Rogers Source Type: research

Austrian Syndrome - A Rare Clinical Triad
WMJ. 2021 Oct;120(3):244-246.ABSTRACTAustrian syndrome is the clinical triad of endocarditis, meningitis, and pneumonia secondary to Streptococcus pneumoniae. It is an uncommon but serious illness that requires clinical suspicion in an at-risk population in order to guide further workup and treatment. Here we present a case of a Wisconsin resident who illustrates the severity of the disease and how certain elements of this triad may be delayed in clinical presentation.PMID:34710311 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lauren E Watchmaker Dana Ley Bartho Caponi Source Type: research

Verbal Amnesia Secondary to Unilateral Infarct of the Mediodorsal Thalamic Nucleus
CONCLUSION: Our case demonstrates that isolated lesions of the mediodorsal nucleus can lead to deficits in both recall and recognition and that high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging is necessary when a thalamic infarct is suspected.PMID:34710312 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Haley Pysick Donn Dexter Christopher Lindsay Source Type: research

Making Human and Social Differences Our Source of Strength
WMJ. 2021 Oct;120(3):250-251.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34710313 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Joseph E Kerschner Source Type: research

Exploring Factors That Affect Rural Health
WMJ. 2021 Oct;120(3):169-170.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34710292 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Sarina Schrager Source Type: research

The Wisconsin Infection Prevention Center: The Value of a Statewide Infection Prevention Center
WMJ. 2021 Oct;120(3):171-173.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34710293 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nasia Safdar Silvia Munoz-Price Robert N Golden Joseph E Kerschner Ann Nattinger Ryan Westergaard Source Type: research

Empathy for the Unvaccinated
WMJ. 2021 Oct;120(3):168.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34710294 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Margaret L Schwarze William J Ehlenbach Source Type: research

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Zoster Vaccine Uptake: A Cross-Sectional Study in a Veterans Health Administration Primary Care Clinic
WMJ. 2021 Oct;120(3):168-170.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34710295 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Marvin J Bittner Gia Thinh D Truong Zachary A Creech Source Type: research

Driving Time to Trauma Centers for Children Living in Wisconsin
CONCLUSION: Two-thirds of children in Wisconsin live beyond a 30-minute driving distance of a level I PTC, but most children live within 30 minutes of level III and IV trauma centers. As the closest hospitals for most children, smaller trauma centers should be adequately resourced to provide pediatric trauma care.PMID:34710296 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Keon Young Park Benjamin L Eithun Jeffrey Havlena Jessica Draper Randi S Cartmill Michael K Kim Jonathan E Kohler Source Type: research

Trends in Mortality at a Level II Rural Trauma Center
The objective of this research was to describe trends of injuries and mortality from a trauma center serving a largely rural population and compare results with reports from the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB).METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of patients admitted to a rural Wisconsin level II trauma center from 2000 through 2018. Details on injuries and deaths prior to discharge were obtained from the trauma registry. Event counts and fatality ratios were described by year, sex, age, mechanism of injury, and injury severity score (ISS). Trends were analyzed across 2000-2005, 2006-2011, and 2012-2018 calendar ye...
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: David L McClure Daniel C Cullinane Ivan L Maldonado Source Type: research

Rural Residence Predicts Lower Cardiac Mortality and Better Mental Health Outcomes
This study analyzes the effect of ruralness on heart disease death rates and the average number of mentally unhealthy days on a county-level.METHODS: Linear regressions were performed using county-level data to analyze the effect of "Ruralness" on heart disease death rates and mental unhealthiness while controlling for confounding variables. Geographic analysis was also used.RESULTS: Higher rural-urban continuum codes predict lower rates of cardiac mortality (β = -.075 deaths per 100,000 people/continuum code, t = -4.36, P
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Danyon Anderson Paul Beinhoff Leslie Ruffalo Source Type: research

Medical Student Burnout as Impacted by Trait Emotional Intelligence - Moderated by Three-Year and Four-Year Medical Degree Programs and Gender
The objective in this study is to examine if medical student burnout scores are higher for students on the 3-year campuses and how that is affected by emotional intelligence.METHODS: First- and second-year medical students voluntarily completed the Maslach Burnout Inventory for Students (scale: 1 = never, 7 = every day) and the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (scale: 1 = completely disagree, 7 = completely agree). Multifactor analysis of variance assessed mean differences in burnout between campus and gender. Multivariate linear regressions were used for predicting burnout from emotional intelligence.RESULTS: Th...
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Robert Treat William J Hueston Jeff Fritz Amy Prunuske Craig J Hanke Source Type: research

Quality of Dietary Intake in Children With Developmental Disabilities: A Pilot Study
CONCLUSIONS: Further investigation in a larger sample is recommended to support the development of methods to optimize weight management in children with developmental disabilities.PMID:34710300 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Andrea Moosreiner Michele Polfuss Bethany Forseth Source Type: research

Does a Centralized Scheduling Process Improve Referral Timeliness?
WMJ. 2021 Oct;120(3):200-204.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Timely, necessary specialist care is associated with better patient health outcomes and lower costs. This assessment looks at the effects of centralized scheduling, as well as patient and referral-level factors on referral completion rates. We hypothesized that centralized scheduling would increase access to specialty care, as evidenced by higher referral completion rates.METHODS: We analyzed data for specialty referrals to cardiology, nephrology, gastroenterology, and neurology from 6 months before to 6 months after implementation of a centralized scheduling system within a...
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Quinn Bongers Bradley H Crotty M Chris Decker John Fangman Source Type: research

Electronic Vaping Product Use Among Adolescents in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Updated Scientific Review for Clinicians
CONCLUSIONS: Preclinical and theoretical models establish pulmonary harm associated with EVPs. Based on the limited epidemiological studies, the contribution of EVP use to the risk of contracting COVID-19 is mixed. EVP-associated lung injury could present as a diagnostic challenge for clinicians during COVID-19 and requires greater attention. Clinicians should effectively screen for and discourage EVP use among adolescents.PMID:34710302 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Pravesh Sharma Taharat Sheikh Christopher Williams Source Type: research

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Perceptions, Practices, and Possibilities
CONCLUSIONS: Adverse childhood experiences are a public health concern. However, health professionals and trainees are undereducated about their pervasive effects. Further research is needed on how to better educate health professionals about adverse childhood experiences and trauma-informed care. Adverse childhood experiences screenings could promote the early identification of childhood trauma, yet the ethics and effectiveness of screening must be further studied.PMID:34710303 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hannah T Sherfinski Paige E Condit Samantha S Williams Al-Kharusy Megan A Moreno Source Type: research

Rapid Transition to Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Medical Genetics Experience
WMJ. 2021 Oct;120(3):218-221.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic interrupted delivery of outpatient health care to minimize risk of exposure. This pandemic threatened to increase longstanding national concerns about access to both initial and follow-up genetics clinics services. The Medical Genetics Clinic at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Waisman Center (WCMGC) rapidly transitioned to offering appointments using telemedicine in March 2020 when the public health emergency for COVID-19 pandemic was declared.METHODS: Datasets were reviewed for the periods April - July 2019 (pre-COVID basel...
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Sara Zoran Christie Turcott Amy Whitehead Lynn Hrabik Anne Harris Jessica Scott Schwoerer Source Type: research

Community Assessment of Extreme Heat Preparedness in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
This article describes the first Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) rapid needs assessment project to be conducted in Wisconsin. The project focused on extreme heat preparedness.METHODS: Fifteen teams conducted household surveys in 30 census blocks in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.RESULTS: Survey results indicated that the majority of households were unaware of the location of a nearby cooling center. Although the vast majority of households reported some form of air conditioning in their house, over half felt too hot inside their home sometimes, most of the time, or always.DISCUSSION: Th...
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Megan L Christenson Colleen E Moran Bria S Grant Nicholas C Tomaro Jon G Meiman Source Type: research

Opioid Overdose Mortality Trends in Wisconsin, 2004-2019
CONCLUSION: We identify inequities in opioid overdose mortality that have persisted over time in Wisconsin. Different age distributions by race may indicate different pathways to overdose and require further investigation to guide upstream mitigation strategies.PMID:34710306 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Erin C Nacev Marina C Jenkins Calvin W Lee Source Type: research

Student Leadership Development Initiative: Benefits of a Unique Medical Student Organization
WMJ. 2021 Oct;120(3):230-232.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The Student Leadership Development Initiative was founded at the Medical College of Wisconsin to unite local physician leaders with Medical College of Wisconsin students to develop leadership skills and prepare for careers expanding beyond clinical practice.METHODS: An anonymous survey was distributed to 246 current and past Student Leadership Development Initiative participants, probing confidence in leadership skills, professional goals, and the perceived importance of leadership training. Feedback interviews were also conducted.RESULTS: Respondents reported improvement in...
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Allison R Linehan Alexander R Chartier Yizeng He Michael Sobin Michael Sobin William J Hueston John R Meurer Source Type: research

Evidence of Early Household Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Involving a School-aged Child
CONCLUSION: This case suggests that household transmission associated with school-aged children may have contributed to wide seeding across populations.PMID:34710308 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jonathan L Temte Shari Barlow Emily Temte Maureen Goss Kelsey Florek Katarina M Braun Thomas C Friedrich Erik Reisdorf Allen C Bateman Amra Uzicanin Source Type: research

The Risks of Reflexive Refilling
CONCLUSION: This case calls attention to the importance of medication reconciliation, the danger of overreliance on electronic health record medication lists, and the pitfalls in not maintaining vigilance with electronic prescribing. It also highlights the necessity of patient and caregiver education regarding their medications.PMID:34710309 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Olivia R McCarty Margaret Pertzborn Paul A Bergl Source Type: research

Pausing During the Pandemic: Addressing Cognitive Biases in Providers' Medical Decision-Making During the COVID-19 Era
CONCLUSION: With rapidly changing knowledge about COVID-19 and MIS-C, providers must remain diligent to counteract heuristic thinking and provide timely and accurate diagnostic evaluations.PMID:34710310 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Sarah Yale Jacqueline Lee Natalya Beneschott Amanda Rogers Source Type: research

Austrian Syndrome - A Rare Clinical Triad
WMJ. 2021 Oct;120(3):244-246.ABSTRACTAustrian syndrome is the clinical triad of endocarditis, meningitis, and pneumonia secondary to Streptococcus pneumoniae. It is an uncommon but serious illness that requires clinical suspicion in an at-risk population in order to guide further workup and treatment. Here we present a case of a Wisconsin resident who illustrates the severity of the disease and how certain elements of this triad may be delayed in clinical presentation.PMID:34710311 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lauren E Watchmaker Dana Ley Bartho Caponi Source Type: research

Verbal Amnesia Secondary to Unilateral Infarct of the Mediodorsal Thalamic Nucleus
CONCLUSION: Our case demonstrates that isolated lesions of the mediodorsal nucleus can lead to deficits in both recall and recognition and that high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging is necessary when a thalamic infarct is suspected.PMID:34710312 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Haley Pysick Donn Dexter Christopher Lindsay Source Type: research

Making Human and Social Differences Our Source of Strength
WMJ. 2021 Oct;120(3):250-251.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34710313 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Joseph E Kerschner Source Type: research

Exploring Factors That Affect Rural Health
WMJ. 2021 Oct;120(3):169-170.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34710292 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Sarina Schrager Source Type: research

The Wisconsin Infection Prevention Center: The Value of a Statewide Infection Prevention Center
WMJ. 2021 Oct;120(3):171-173.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34710293 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nasia Safdar Silvia Munoz-Price Robert N Golden Joseph E Kerschner Ann Nattinger Ryan Westergaard Source Type: research

Empathy for the Unvaccinated
WMJ. 2021 Oct;120(3):168.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34710294 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Margaret L Schwarze William J Ehlenbach Source Type: research

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Zoster Vaccine Uptake: A Cross-Sectional Study in a Veterans Health Administration Primary Care Clinic
WMJ. 2021 Oct;120(3):168-170.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34710295 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Marvin J Bittner Gia Thinh D Truong Zachary A Creech Source Type: research

Driving Time to Trauma Centers for Children Living in Wisconsin
CONCLUSION: Two-thirds of children in Wisconsin live beyond a 30-minute driving distance of a level I PTC, but most children live within 30 minutes of level III and IV trauma centers. As the closest hospitals for most children, smaller trauma centers should be adequately resourced to provide pediatric trauma care.PMID:34710296 (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Keon Young Park Benjamin L Eithun Jeffrey Havlena Jessica Draper Randi S Cartmill Michael K Kim Jonathan E Kohler Source Type: research

Trends in Mortality at a Level II Rural Trauma Center
The objective of this research was to describe trends of injuries and mortality from a trauma center serving a largely rural population and compare results with reports from the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB).METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of patients admitted to a rural Wisconsin level II trauma center from 2000 through 2018. Details on injuries and deaths prior to discharge were obtained from the trauma registry. Event counts and fatality ratios were described by year, sex, age, mechanism of injury, and injury severity score (ISS). Trends were analyzed across 2000-2005, 2006-2011, and 2012-2018 calendar ye...
Source: WMJ - October 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: David L McClure Daniel C Cullinane Ivan L Maldonado Source Type: research