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FEBRUARY 2022    Volume 105, Number 1



William Binder, MD

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Kenneth S. Korr, MD

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Mary Korr

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William Binder, MD
Mary Korr


Acute Nephrotic Syndrome and Otosyphilis
Vijairam Selvaraj, MD, MPH; Kwame Dapaah-Afriyie, MD; Denise Fernandes, MD;
Himmat Grewal, MD

A Case of Neurosyphilis and Review of Manifestations, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Osama Batayneh, MD; Katy Deblois, DO; Omar Abu-Jaradeh, MD; Hadeel Zainah, MD

Two Cases of Malignant Proliferating Trichilemmal Tumor (MPTT) and Review of Literature
Gregory Cavanagh, BS, MD23; Nicole A. Negbenebor, MD; Leslie Robinson-Bostom, MD;
Joanna L. Walker, MD

Pasteurella Multocida Urinary Tract Infection in a Susceptible Patient with Non-Traumatic
Feline Contact

Yigit Baykara, MD; Calli Dogon, MD; Winston McCormick, BS, MD23;
Thomas Siegert, MD; Tao Hong, P

A Comparison of National, State, and Local Drug Use Surveys:
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey and the Rx for Addiction and Medication Safety Program

Emily Patry, MS; Ravi Upadhyay, MS; Jeffrey Bratberg, PharmD; Ashley Buchanan, DrPH, MS; Kelly L. Matson, PharmD, BCPPS

Breaking Down Barriers: Young Adult Interest and Use of Telehealth for Behavioral Health Services
Samantha R. Rosenthal, PhD, MPH; Paige L. Sonido; Abigail P. Tobin;
Cara J. Sammartino,
PhD, MSPH; Jonathan K. Noel, PhD, MPH

Antenatal Depression and Cesarean Delivery Among Recently Delivered Nulliparous
Women in Rhode Island

Nina K. Ayala, MD; Adam K. Lewkowitz, MD; Annie Gjelsvik, PhD; Karine Monteiro, MPH;
Siraj Amanullah, MD, MPH

Examining Outcomes for Nulliparous, at Term, Singleton and Vertex Deliveries
During the First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Rhode Island

Mattie Boehler-Tatman, BA, MD-ScM22; Elisabeth Howard, CNM, PhD;
Melissa L. Russo, MD

The Value of Partnerships in Multi-Component Skin Cancer Prevention Interventions
Megan M. Tran, BS; C. Kelly Smith, MSW; George Andoscia, MPH; John Kawaoka, MD;
Martin A. Weinstock, MD, P
hD; Divya Sharma, MD

Analysis of Intentional and Unintentional Drug Overdose Deaths
Occurring in Rhode Island, 20162019
Jonathan Barkley, MPH; Jaejoon Shin, MPH

Vital Statistics
Roseann Giorgianni, Deputy State Registrar

Rhode Island Healthcare: Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?
William Binder, MD

‘Non-physiological’ Disorders
Joseph H. Friedman, MD

RIMJ at 105 years: A Pictorial Panorama
Mary Korr

In RIMJ 60 years ago: ‘Did You Know?’
Mary Korr

Sonoma County, California

Working for You

In the News   [7-page pdf]
Fireside chat: Drs. Fauci & Nkengasong discuss global equity during pandemics,
preparing for the future

Gov. McKee announces Department of Health Transition Support Team

Gov. McKee names advisory panel in search for RIDOH director

Research team uses new artificial intelligence algorithm to benchmark
cesarean delivery performance

RI earns mixed grades in 20th ‘State of Tobacco Control’ report

Study of fully vaccinated patients with cancer who had breakthrough COVID-19
shows 13% mortality rate

People/Places  [6-page pdf]
Peter Snyder, PhD, of URI, appointed deputy executive editor of Alzheimer’s journal

Julie Principe, RN, MS, promoted to Vice President of Lifespan Cancer Institute

Susan Figueiredo appointed COO of CODAC

Katherine Baysinger, MD, joins Brown Surgical Associates’ Colorectal Surgery Division

Tejal Desai, PhD, biomedical engineer, named Brown School of Engineering dean

Thomas Miner, MD, FACS, to represent RI on American College of Surgeons’
Commission on Cancer

Emily G. Blosser, MD, PhD, and Jennifer Enos, DO, join Newport Women’s Health

Rhode Island Hospital, Miriam achieve Center of Excellence Designation
for Antimicrobial Stewardship

Miriam named Top Hospital by Leapfrog

Christine Foley, MD, receives AAGL award

Linda Hunter, EdD, receives peer reviewer award

Abdul Saied Calvino, MD, honored at annual cancer summit

OBITUARIES   [2-page pdf]
Joan (Libutti) Abar, DO
Robert Wayne Brochu, DO
Joseph A. DiLorenzo, MD
Walter R. Thayer, Jr., MD
Harold Joseph Wanebo, MD, FACS

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