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SEPTEMBER 2021    Volume 104, Number 7



William Binder, 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
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Financial Disclosure
Commentary Guide
Letters to the Editor Guide
Images in Clinical Medicine

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William Binder, MD
Mary Korr


Guest Editor: James Simmons, MD
[36-page PDF]

Updates in Pulmonary Medicine 2021
James Simmons, MD

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome – A Review for Primary Care Physicians and Pulmonologists
Parvati Singh, MD
Alice Bonitati, MD

The Clinical Utility of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
Evan J. Smith, MD
Eric J. Gartman, MD

Updates on the Management of Cystic Fibrosis:
Development of Modulators and Advancement of Antibiotic Therapies

Chelsea Boyd, MD
Roger D. Auth, MD
Michael Blundin, MD
Debasree Banerjee, MD, MS

Diagnosis and Management of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Julia K. Munchel, MD
Barry S. Shea, MD

Diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension
Navneet Singh, MD
Christopher J. Mullin, MD, MHS

The Evolving Continuum of Diagnosis in the Modern Age of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Daniel Dustin, DO
Douglas Martin, MD

A Case of Recurrent Malignant Melanoma of the Left Foot with In-Transit Metastases
Daniel J. Olivieri, BS; Daithi S. Heffernan, MD, FACS, AFRCSI
R. James Koness, MD, FACS

Diagnosing Lemierre’s Syndrome as the Cause of Multifocal Pneumonia
During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Cullen Soares, MD; Kristy Blackwood, BA
Marc Vecchio, MD; Elizabeth R. Francis, MD, MPH
Shenjun Zhu, MD; Jennie Johnson, MD

SARS-CoV-2 Variants in Rhode Island
Rami Kantor, MD; Vladimir Novitsky, MD, PhD
Kristin Carpenter-Azevedo, MS
c; Mark Howison, MSc
Akarsh Manne, MS
c; Josephine K. Darpolor, PhD
April Bobenchik, P
hD; Anubhav Tripathi, PhD
Richard C. Huard, P
hD; Ewa King, PhD

College-level Baccalaureate-MD Student Perceptions of Research
and Research-Oriented Careers

John C. Lin; Julianne Y. Ip, MD; Melissa A. Clark, PhD
Paul B. Greenberg, MD, MPH

Antibiotics and the Human Microbiome:
A Survey of Prescribing Clinicians’ Knowledge and Opinions Regarding
the Link between Antibiotic-Induced Dysbiosis and Immune-Mediated Disease

Matthew H. Wilson, MD, ScM; Michael J. Mello, MD, MPH
Philip A. Gruppuso, MD

Monitoring Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) Reports
Related to COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts in Rhode Island

Evgenia Karayeva, MPH; Hyun Woo Kim, BS
Utpala Bandy, MD, MPH; Ailis Clyne, MD, MPH
Theodore P. Marak, MPH

Vital Statistics
Roseann Giorgianni, Deputy State Registrar

SARS-CoV-2 Variants and their Clinical Implications
Eleftherios Mylonakis, MD, PhD

Emerging Advances and Existing Barriers for Medication Abortion
Taylor Freeburg, MD’22
Meghna Nandi, MD’21
Andrea Arena, MD        

September 11, 2001 – A Recollection of a Tragic Day in my Hometown
Kenneth S. Korr, MD, FACC

9/11: Remembering the Fallen 20 Years Later
Mary Korr

RIMS NEWS    [4-page PDF]
Working for You
Convivium 2021 – Postponed until further notice

In the News     [3-page PDF]
FDA extends expiration date on Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine kept in ultra-low storage

RI improves access to hepatitis C treatment for Medicaid patients
State removes prior auth for two medications

RIDOH launches Drug Overdose Surveillance Data Hub

CODAC Behavioral Healthcare key partner in new smoking cessation effort

Lifespan neurosurgeons perform incisionless thalamotomy
MRI-guided focused ultrasound technology to treat patient tremors

People/Places    [3-page PDF]
Loree K. Kalliainen, MD, MA, FACS, appointed Division Chief of Hand Surgery at LPG

Tracy Madsen, MD, named NAM American Board of Emergency Medicine Fellow

Stephanie Ramos named Director of Behavioral Health Access at Butler

Andrea McGinn appointed Associate Chief Nursing Officer at Butler

Jason Graff, MD; Patricia Russo-Magno, MD, join South County Medical Group

Jose M. Rengifo, MD, named Program Chief of the Adult Partial Hospital Programs at Butler

Raymond O. Powrie, MD, named Chief Clinical Officer at CNE

Karen Tashima, MD; Kwame Dapaah-Afriyie, MD; Richard Besdine, MD,
honored at Miriam awards ceremony

Rodeo luncheon for retired physicians resumes

OBITUARIES     [2-page PDF]
Joseph Blumen, MD
Stephen Patrick Burns, MD, FACR
John B. Lawlor, MD
Fred T. “Ted” Perry, MD
Charles “Chuck” Staunton, MD
William F. Varr,
Jr., MD   

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