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AUGUST 2021    Volume 104, Number 6



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
and Insertion Order Form

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

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William Binder, MD
Mary Korr


Case Discussion on ‘Return-to-Play’ for the Athlete Following COVID-19 Infection
Nathaniel Moulson, MD
Meagan Wasfy, MD, MPH

Infective Endocarditis with Pseudoaneurysm of the Mitral-Aortic Intervalvular Fibrosa
Presenting as Complete Heart Block

Cullen Soares, MD; Pinar Arikan, MD
Michael Gilson, MD, MPH, FACC

Abdominal Pain Due to Renal Infarction: An Unexpected Presentation of COVID-19
Maximilian S. Jentzsch, MS; Leon Hsueh, MD
Kevin J. Pallapati, MD; Kate Mayans, MD

Omental Caking: An Ominous Sign?
Matthew Navarro, MD’22; Yousef Elfanagely, MD
Joel Glotfelty, MD’22; Kwame Dapaah-Afriyie, MD

Clinical Outcomes of Free, Public Skin Cancer Screening Events, Rhode Island, 2015–2019
Kachiu C. Lee, MD; John P. Fulton, PhD
Layla Kazemi, BA; Elisabeth A. George, BA
C. Kelly Smith, MSW; George Andoscia, MPH
John C. Kawaoka, MD; Ana Almeida-DoRosario, BA

Time to Head Computed Tomography Protocol in Traumatic Brain Injury:
A Quality Improvement Metric

Tareq Kheirbek, MD, ScM, FACS; Andrew R. Luhrs, MD
Jayson S. MarWaha, MD; Andrew H. Stephen, MD
Charles A. Adams, MD, FACS; Stephanie N Lueckel, MD, S

Comparison of Resident and Faculty Screening for Social Determinants of Health
in an Academic Pediatric Primary Care Practice

Brittany Silva, MD; Shuba Kamath, MD
Cia Panicker, MD; Sravanthi Puranam, MD
Carol Lewis, MD; Anarina L. Murillo, P
Delma-Jean Watts, MD

The Lived Experiences of Adults with Multiple Sclerosis
Kayla K. Haubrick, MPH; Emily A. Gadbois, PhD
Susan E. Campbell, MA; Jessica Young, MSW
Tingting Zhang, MD, P
hD; Syed A. Rizvi, MD
Theresa I. Shireman, P
hD; Renee R. Shield, PhD

Visits for Possible COVID-19 in a Pediatric Primary Care Practice Early in the Pandemic
Alison Riese, MD, MPH; Jessica M. Kelly, MD
Tzu-Chun Chu; Allison Heinly, MD
Shuba Kamath, MD, MPH; Natalia Golova, MD
Delma-Jean Watts, MD

Can Older Adult Emergency Department Patients Successfully Use the Apple Watch
to Monitor Health?

Kevin Chen, MD’23; Hari Dandapani, BS’23;
Kate M. Guthrie, P
hD; Elizabeth Goldberg, MD, ScM

Interactive Television as a Medium to Reduce Social Isolation in Older Adults
During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Natalie M. Davoodi, MPH; Robyn Earley, MA, CCC-SLP, CDP
Sarah Shuffleton, DNP, RN-BC; Christine Gadbois, DNP, RN-BC, PHNA-BC

Incidence and Mortality Changes of Screening Preventable and Detectable Cancers
in Rhode Island, 1995–2018

Junhie Oh, BDS, MPH; Eric Lamy, BA
Matthew Boudreau, BA

Vital Statistics
Roseann Giorgianni, Deputy State Registrar

 ‘How not to do things’
FDA approval of new Alzheimer’s drug triggers controversy


Regulatory Changes Affecting Physicians’ Referral Practices
Ashwin Palaniappan, BA, MD’25
Ari Gabinet, JD

Independent Medical Evaluations and Depositions for Workers’ Compensation:
A Physician’s Perspective

John R. Parziale, MD

A Voice, Singing: Reflections on Losing a Colleague to Suicide
William B. Hogan, MD’22; Andrew M. Del Re, MD’22
Alan H. Daniels, MD

Sausalito and Petaluma, California

100 Years Ago: Vintage Editorial on Vaccination
Mary Korr

RIMS NEWS   [4-page PDF]
Working for You
Convivium 2021

In the News   [8-page PDF]
Leading Alzheimer’s experts release appropriate use recommendations
for new Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm

CDC summary of recent changes in COVID-19 recommendations

Legionnaire’s Disease cases on the upswing

CNE, Lifespan to require COVID-19 vaccination for employees

VA mandates COVID-19 vaccines for medical employees, including VHA facilities staff

HHS, DOJ issue guidance on ‘Long COVID’ and disability rights under the ADA

RI first in nation to pilot harm reduction centers to prevent drug ODs

Anchor Recovery Community Center makes naloxone boxes accessible on Block Island

New suicide prevention law requires training/awareness for school personnel

AMA adopts policy to address increases in youth suicide

Applications for BCBSRI’s LGBTQ Safe Zone Program due August 16th

High screen time linked to cognitive, behavioral problems in children
born extreme preterm, NIH-funded study finds

Hasbro Hospital to participate in Accelerating Child Health Care Transformation

New law protects hospital employees fromviolence, harassment on the job

RIH study shows smartphone photos can screen for anemia

RIDOH announces new Health Equity Zones

People/Places   [3-page PDF]
Abbas El-Sayed Abbas, MD, to lead Brown Surgical Associates’ Thoracic Surgery Division;
named Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Lifespan

Patricia Ryan Recupero, MD, JD, named to NIH Mental Health Council

Tammi-Marie Phillip, MD, has been appointed Chief of Adolescent and Young Adult
Services at Butler

Melinda Knight, MD, Urologic surgeon, joins South County Medical Group

David Kirshner appointed Lifespan Exec. VP, CFO

Stephanie Graff, MD, named Lifespan’s Director of Breast Oncology

MIRIAM named top hospital in RI in 2021–2022 U.S. News & World Report

JH Communications wins three national awards for Brown Physicians campaign

OBITUARIES    [1-page PDF]
Francis “Frank” R. Dietz
Ronald R. Ricco, MD

Robert P. Sarni, MD

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