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OCTOBER 2021    Volume 104, Number 8



William Binder, MD

Associate Editor
Kenneth S. Korr, MD

Managing Editor
Mary Korr

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Marianne Migliori

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Dulcineia Cosme

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Commentary Guide
Letters to the Editor Guide
Images in Clinical Medicine

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William Binder, MD
Mary Korr


Neonate with Seizures After Consuming Star Anise Tea
Julia Donner, MD; Stephanie Ruest, MD, MPH, FAAP

Multiorgan Infarctions in a Young Adult with COVID-19: Autopsy Findings
Fazilet Yilmaz, MD; Weibiao Cao, MD

New-onset Adrenal Insufficiency Presenting with Adrenal Shock in a Pediatric Patient
Scott Dessert, RN, NRP; Avani Ganta, MD;
Lisa Swartz Topor, MD, MMS
c; Ranna A. Rozenfeld, MD

Rhino-Orbital Cerebral Mucormycosis in Non-Diabetic Patients with COVID-19  
Salaheldin Elhamamsy, MD; Tom Bayer, MD; Mai Al-Kaffas, MD;
Sarah Hatahet, MD; Mohnish Grover, MS; Sunil Samdhani, MS;
Aman Nanda, MD; Stefan Gravenstein MD, MPH

The ‘Eyes’ Have It: Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Haritha Ackula, MD; Nancy Freeman, MD

The Wandering IVC Filter
Zeenat Shameem, DO; Kaitlyn Egger, DO;
Carolyn Molina, DO; Christopher Palmer, DO

Changes in Sick Visits at an Academic Pediatric Primary Care Practice
due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jessica M. Kelly, MD; Delma-Jean Watts, MD; Allison Heinly, MD;
Tzu-Chun Chu, MPH; Natalia Golova, MD; Shuba Kamath, MD, MPH;
Alison Riese, MD, MPH

Characterizing Post-treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome:
A Mixed Methods Study of Patients at a Lyme Disease Clinic in Rhode Island

Sara E. Vargas, PhD; Melissa Guillen, BA; Claire D. Stout, BA;
Meghan McCarthy, S
cB; Dylan Canfield, BA; Eric Tolliver;
Sabrina Cunnane; Timothy Flanigan, MD

NPO at Midnight: Reassessing Unnecessary Pre-Endoscopy Fasting
Firrah Saeed, MD; Tzu-Yu Liu, MD;
Waihong Chung, MD; Harlan Rich, MD

Facilitation of Coordinated Medical Care for Women
in Residential Treatment for Substance Use Disorder

Belinda Zhou, BA, MD-ScM‘22; Haley Bliss, BS, MD-ScM‘22;
Tami Jarvis, LCDP; Meghan Geary, MD

Refugee Resettlement: Case Studies of Two Syrian Women in Rhode Island
Pranati L. Panuganti, MD; Lina Al-Hariri;
Elizabeth Toll, MD; Roberta E. Goldman,

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Accidental Drug Overdose Deaths – Rhode Island, 2016–2020
Jaejoon Shin, MPH; Benjamin D. Hallowell, PhD;
Rachel P. Scagos, MPH

Vital Statistics
Roseann Giorgianni, Deputy State Registrar

The Virtual Residency Interview Season: Are You Ready? Here We Go Again!
Dayna Burrell, MD

The Path of Family Medicine Obstetrics in Rhode Island: Steps Toward a Bright Future for Families
Mary Beth Sutter, MD; Kira Neel, MD;
Jennifer Buckley, MD; Susanna Magee, MD, MPH

Systems-level Improvements at a Student-Run Free Gynecology Clinic
Julia Rothschild, MD-ScM’22; Mattie Boehler-Tatman, MD-ScM’22;
Alison Riese, MD, MPH

Letters to the Editor
SSRC-Path is a step forward in clarifying discrepancy in pathology reports
Ali Amin, MD

Joint statement from FSMB on dissemination of misinformation    

Rapid City, South Dakota

RI Olympic swimmer Elizabeth Beisel raising funds for cancer research in memory of her father

Working for You

In the News     [10-page pdf]
Hasbro joins nationwide study on long-term effects of COVID-19 in children

Brown School of Public Health launches Long Covid initiative

Men, jobless and people with mental health diagnoses most vulnerable in 2020 overdose spike

CDC to invest $2.1B to protect patients and healthcare workers from COVID-19 and future infectious diseases

Governor, RIDOH announce enforcement strategy for Oct. 1 healthcare worker and healthcare facility COVID-19 vaccination requirements 

Gov. McKee signs legislation to require T-CPR training

Gov. McKee signs prescription drug affordability bills

Legislation signed to reclassify certain drug possession charges

Several health-related bills signed into law

RI delegation secures $500,000 to prevent childhood lead exposure

ACOG leads groundbreaking coalition in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

New $19.9M grant will expand hub for translational science, biomedical research in Rhode Island

Sean Monaghan, MD, of Brown Surgical Associates, tapped as principal investigator in $1.98M sepsis research grant at Rhode Island Hospital

CharterCARE Health Partners introduces new digital resuscitation education system

AMA Report: Sharp decreases in opioid prescribing and increases in drug-related
overdose and death

VA annual report shows decrease in Veteran suicides

VA enhances geriatric emergency care for older Veterans

People/Places    [6-page pdf]
Peter Hollmann, MD, appointed president of the American Geriatrics Society

Society of Hospital Medicine–RI Chapter names Board

Latha Sivaprasad, MD, named CMO for VA New England Healthcare System

G. Alan Kurose, MD, named Lifespan senior VP of primary care and population health

Ponnandai S. Somasundar, MD, named Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology,
at Roger Williams Medical Center

Valentin Antoci, MD, to lead Total Joint Program at Newport Hospital

David Curley, MD, PhD, named medical director of Miriam ED

Andrew Kay, MD, joins SCH medical staff

Bryce Basques, MD, MPH, joins University Orthopedics

Brown School of Public Health re-accredited for 7 years
by the Council on Education for Public Health

Lifespan hospitals honored for excellence in stroke care

William Oh, MD, to be inducted into RI Heritage Hall of Fame

OBITUARIES    [2-page pdf]
Courtney Baldwin Haviland, MD
William Randal Shrauner, MD
Courtney Lane Bass, MD
A. John Elliot, MD

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