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AUGUST 2019    Volume 102, Number 6


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William Binder, MD
Edward Feller, MD

Associate Editor
Kenneth S. Korr, MD

Managing Editor
Mary Korr

Graphic Designer
Marianne Migliori

Advertising Administrator
Sarah Stevens

Advertising Rate Sheet
and Insertion Order Form

For Authors
Author Guidelines
Copyright Transfer
Financial Disclosure
Letters to the Editor


COMMENTARY     [7-page section]
Better to Be Lucky Than Good? Errors in Medicine
William Binder, MD

Woodstock, a Festival of Peace, Music and Providing Medical Care
Kenneth S. Korr, MD

RIMJ Readers' Photos

Paradise Island, Bahamas

Introduction of Medical Three-Dimensional Printing in Rhode Island
Michael K. Boyajian, BA, MD’20; Joseph W. Crozier, MA; Albert S. Woo, MD

Evaluation of Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency Websites
Shaan A. Ahmed, MD; Charles Hyman, MD; Adam E.M. Eltorai, MD, PhD; Sun H. Ahn, MD

Impact of State Regulations on Initial Opioid Prescribing Behavior in Rhode Island
Luke Barre, MD, MPH; Brant Oliver, PhD, MS, MPH, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC;
Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH; Meghan McCormick, BS, MPH;
Rachael Elmaleh, BS; James V. McDonald, MD, MPH

High Rates of Indeterminate TB Tests Among Hospitalized Patients:
Can We Optimize Use of Interferon Gamma Release Assays in Tuberculosis?

Tara C. Bouton, MD, MPH&TM; Fizza S. Gillani, PhD;
Shaolei Lu, MD, P
hD; E. Jane Carter, MD

Corporal Punishment: Rhode Island Physicians’ Perceptions, Experience and Education
Brett A. Slingsby, MD; Jessica L. Moore, BA

Prescription Opioid Use among Pregnant Women Enrolled in Rhode Island Medicaid
Xuerong Wen, PhD, MPH; Nicholas Belviso, PharmD, MBA; Rebecca Lebeau, PhD, MPH;
Jeff Bratberg, P
harmD, FAPhA; Brandi Cotton, PhD, MSN, APRN; Kristina E. Ward, PharmD, BCPS; Debra Erickson-Owens, PhD, CNM, RN; Stephen Kogut, PhD, MBA

A Case of Acute Esophageal Necrosis
Erick A. Argueta, MD; Angela Y. Zhang, MD’21; Ashley Rossi, MD;
Sukrit Jain, MD’20; Ronan Farrell, MD; Eric Newton, MD

Disulfiram and Hypotension in a 53-year-old Woman
Erica Lash, MD, PGY-2; Jason B. Hack, MD, FACEP, FACMT

Bilateral Serous Retinal Detachment from Neonatal-Onset Multisystemic Inflammatory Disorder
Brittney Statler, MD; Tineke Chan, MD; Wendy Chen MD, PhD;
Lory Snady-McCoy, MD; Robert H. Janigian, MD

Health by Numbers
Maternal Obesity and Birth Defects in Rhode Island
Kristen St. John, MPH; Samara Viner-Brown, MS

Vital Statistics
Roseann Giorgianni, Deputy State Registrar

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

Working for You: RIMS Advocacy Activites

Convivium 2019: September 20, invitations mailed soon

Mavis Nimoh named to lead The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights
at The Miriam Hospital

IN THE NEWS    [10-page section]
RI HOSPITAL leads research team that identified new drug to weaken membranes of “superbugs”
that can cause severe illnesses

Care New England’s statement on withdrawal from discussions with Lifespan, Brown

Care New England announces Q3 financial report

URI researchers embark on autism study with Yale, UConn-affiliated Haskins Labs

Providence VA researchers publish Theta-Burst Stimulation study for treatment of PTSD

University Orthopedics use AI to support spinal implant procedure

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse tours CODAC’s newest facility and discusses treatment provider’s impact within the community

URI, CODAC, launches statewide initiative with mobile health unit

CODAC, Thundermist using Telehealth to expand MAT treatment access

New initiative improved care for sepsis patients, but black patients saw smaller benefits

Southcoast Health launches mobile app for 24/7 care

Kent Hospital selects Spaulding Rehabilitation Network to provide inpatient and outpatient
rehabilitation services

NIH establishes network to improve opioid addiction treatment in criminal justice settings

PEOPLE/PLACES    [7-page section]
Peter Cohn, MD, appointed Physician-in-Chief of Cardiovascular Care at Charlton

Shiqiang Tian, MD, joins University Orthopedics

Joseph A. Gil, MD, joins University Orthopedics

Gary Bubly, MD, receives Charles “Bud” Kahn, MD, Lifetime Leadership Award

Bryan Jay, MD, named Charles C.J. Carpenter, MD, Outstanding Physician of the Year

Patricia Recupero, JD, MD, receives 2019 Manfred S. Guttmacher Award

Gyan Pareek, MD, honored with 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award

Total Joint Center at Miriam retains JC Gold Certification

Newport Hospital receives Stroke Award

Kent HOSPITAL receives Get With The Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Gold
plus Quality Achievement Award

Southcoast Health hospitals receive top awards for stroke treatment

Southcoast Health physicians receive Excellence in Teaching Awards from Brown University

Thomas Ared Bennett, III, MD
Frank Mario D’Alessandro, MD

A Walking Cane Leads Down Memory Lane to Dr. Lewis Leprilete Miller
Mary Korr

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