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AUGUST 2020    Volume 103, 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
Dulcineia Cosme

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


From Concerts to COVID:
Transforming the RI Convention Center into an Alternate Hospital Site in under a Month

Sonya Naganathan, MD; Kelly Meehan-Coussee, MD; Scott Pasichow, MD, MPH;
Heather Rybasack-Smith, MD; William Binder, MD; Francesca Beaudoin, MD, P
Andrew N. Musits, MD, MS; Elizabeth Sutton, MD; Gianna Petrone, DO;
Adam C. Levine, MD, MPH; Selim Suner, MD, MS

Stereotype Threat: Racial Microaggression Undermines Performance of Black Health Professionals
Cari Hampton, BS, MD’21
Edward Feller, MD, FACP, FACG

Making Medical Student Documentation Count in 2020
Tobias Nicholson, BA, MD-ScM’21
Paul George, MD, MHPE
Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS

EMTALA: Testing the Good Faith Admission Requirement
Ashwin Palaniappan, AB’21

Letter to THE editors       
SARS-CoV-2 Complicated by Sinusitis and Co-Infection with Human Metapneumovirus
Abdulrahman Alharthy, MD
Fahad Faqihi, MD
Dimitrios Karakitsos, MD,

RIMJ Readers' Photos

Historic maps

Guest Editors: Maria D. Mileno, MD; Jennie E. Johnson, MD
[Complete 27-page Themed Section]

A Review of Current Vaccine Recommendations, Schedules for Children, Adults
Maria D. Mileno, MD
Jennie E. Johnson, MD

Talking to Patients about the Influenza Vaccine
Katrina M. Byrd, MD

Recent Updates to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Recommendations for Pneumococcal and Herpes Zoster Vaccination
Amy L. Brotherton, PharmD, AAHIVP, BCIDP
Rajeev Shah, PharmD, AAHIVP, BCIDP

Tetanus Vaccination 2020 and Collateral Protections against Pertussis and Diphtheria
Alexandre Khoury, MD
John D. Cahill, MD

An Update on Meningococcal Vaccination
Joseph M. Garland, MD

Hepatitis A and B Vaccination in the US
Martha C. Sanchez, MD

Perspective: It’s Not Only Vaccine Hesitancy; It’s Also Physician Hesitancy
Daniel B. Blatt, MD
Steven D. Blatt, MD
Penelope H. Dennehy, MD

Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine
Maria D. Mileno, MD

Epidemiology of Rabies and Current US Vaccine Guidelines
Christina Liu, MD
John D. Cahill, MD

EXTRA   Acute Vision Loss in a Patient with COVID-19
Vijairam Selvaraj, MD
Daniel Sacchetti, DO
Arkadiy Finn, MD
Kwame Dapaah-Afriyie, MD

EXTRA   Short-Term Dexamethasone in Sars-CoV-2 Patients
Vijairam Selvaraj, MD, MPH
Kwame Dapaah-Afriyie, MD
Arkadiy Finn, MD
Timothy P. Flanigan, MD

Angioedema and Epinephrine Causing a Stress-Induced Cardiomyopathy
Eric Lee, MD
Melanie Lippman, MD
Jonathan Fletcher, MD

Cerebral and Plasmodium ovale Malaria in Rhode Island
Joshua Kaine, MD
James Tanch, MD
Brian Clyne, MD

Outpatient Opioid Use After Cesarean Delivery
Jenna B. Emerson, MD
Valery A. Danilack,
Amita Kulkarni, MD
Cailey Kesselring,
E. Christine Brousseau, MD
Kristen A. Matteson, MD

Consolidation in the Electronic Health Record Market, 2009–2017
Brittany Mandeville, MPH
Momotazur Rahman, P
Rebekah Gardner, MD

Vital Statistics
Roseann Giorgianni, Deputy State Registrar

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

Working for You: RIMS Advocacy Activites

Jonas Salk, Medical Sleuth and Scientist
Stanley M. Aronson, MD

Q & A with Jonathan Salk, MD
Mary Korr

Jonathan Salk, MD, updates “A New Reality,” book he co-authored with his father, Jonas Salk
Mary Korr

IN THE NEWS    [8-page section]

RI delegation announces $71.3M in CARES Act funds to five local hospitals

Thundermist Health Center receives $128K to expand telehealth capabilities

COVID-19 testing site opens at Convention Center

Front-line physicians stressed and anxious at work and home

RI Department of Health licenses state’s first marijuana sampling and testing laboratory

FDA approves Tauvid for use in tau-PET imaging

Aducanumab investigational drug for Alzheimer’s submitted to FDA for priority review

RI HOSPITAL recruiting individuals for new Alzheimer’s drug study

Butler Hospital begins clinical trial of treatment to prevent Alzheimer’s symptoms

RI Department of health launches expanded serology testing for high-contact professions

Brown Emergency Medicine launches telemedicine video visits

Providence VAMC groundbreaking for new mental health facility

Johnson & Wales University and University of Saint Joseph in Hartford partner to offer expedited pathway to PharmD degree

Brown, Lifespan launch joint Center for Digital Health

The Miriam Hospital named top RI hospital in U.S. News & World Report

PEOPLE/PLACES    [4-page section]

Heather Smith, MD, named President-elect of AMA Foundation

Kenneth E. Wood, DO, named Lifespan Executive VP of Physician Affairs
and Chief Clinical Officer

Lawrence Connell named Director of Providence VA Medical Center

Christopher W. Seidler, MD; Hannah Weiner, MSN, join Cancer Center team
at South County Health

Ruth Appleton Bell, MD
Cornelius O. (Skip) Granai, III, MD
Harold M. Harger, Jr, MD
Banice Mordecai Webber, MD

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