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APRIL 2022    Volume 105, Number 3


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William Binder, MD

Ali Walz awalz@rimed.org
Advertising Rate Sheet

Associate Editors
Kenneth S. Korr, MD
George Bayliss, MD

Managing Editor
Mary Korr

Publication Requirements
Copyright Transfer
Financial Disclosure
Commentary Guide
Letters to the Editor Guide
Images in Medicine Guide
Videos in Medicine Guide

Graphic Designer
Marianne Migliori

    Contact us: William Binder, MD; Mary Korr


Guest Editors
Joseph H. Wu, PhD, MD’23; Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS
[28-page PDF]

Introduction to the Rhode Island Medical Journal Special Issue: Public Health Ethics
Joseph H. Wu, PhD, MD’23; Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS

Non-Maleficence, Social Benefit and the Vaccination of Children
Stephen John, PhD

Ethics of Advocacy
Lynette Reid, PhD

Melanoma Screening: The Ethics of Over- and Underdiagnosis
Joseph H. Wu, PhD, MD’23; Nicole A. Negbenebor, MD

Wandering Virtues, Moral Confusion
Michael Felder, DO, MA; Ezra Felder, BA, DO’26

Towards an Improved Substance Use Disorder Treatment Landscape in Rhode Island –
Barriers, Current Progress, and Next Steps
Hannan Moses Braun, MD; Juliette A. Holtzman, LICSW, LCDP; Caroline Wunsch, MD;
Seth A. Clark, MD, MPH

On the Ethics of Mandatory Reporting of Positive Drug Tests in Newborns and Pregnant Parents
at the Time of Delivery
Jonathan Spiegel, ScB, AB, MD’23; Gregory Cohan, AB, MD’23;
E. Christine Brousseau, MD; Elizabeth Tobin-Tyler, JD, MA

Pembrolizumab-induced Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis in
a Patient with Metastatic Esophageal Adenocarcinoma
Benjamin Gallo Marin, AB; Rocío Oliva, MS; Benjamin Kahn, MD; Theo Borgovan, MD;
Blake Elizabeth Brooks, MD, MS; Cathy M. Massoud, MD

Appendicitis Following Blunt Abdominal Trauma: An Illustrative Case
Samuel Goldman, MD, MPH; Neal Canastra, BA; Alicia Genisca, MD

A Curious Case of Hypercalcemia
Thi My Linh Tran, MS; Houda Abdelrahman, MD; Chau Tran; Reshma Abraham, MD

Trends and Risk Factors for Overlapping Stimulant and Opioid Prescriptions — 
Rhode Island, April 1, 2016–March 31, 2020 
Adam Z. Nitenson, PhD; Benjamin D. Hallowell, PhD; James McDonald, MD, MPH 

Gambling: A Ubiquitous Behavior Among Rhode Island’s Young Adults 
Jonathan K. Noel, PhD, MPH; Stephanie E. Tudela; Sharon Jacob;
Samantha R. Rosenthal,
PhD, MPH  

Give Me A Boost: A Child Passenger Safety Educational Intervention 
Joy I. Piotrowski, MD; Jessica Kelly, MD; Alison Riese, MD, MPH;
Mark R. Zonfrillo, MD, MSCE

An Evaluation of Contraceptive Methods After Implementation of a Novel LARC Program
in a Residency Primary Care Clinic 
Vidya V. Gopinath, MD; Joao Filipe Goncalves Monteiro, PhD; Audrey Carr, MD; 
Mindy Sobota, MD, MS,
MPhil; Meghan Geary, MD;  Kelly McGarry, MD  

Snapshot of Harm Reduction in Rhode Island (February 2021–January 2022)
Erin Brown, MPH; Sarah Biester, MPH; Cathy Schultz, MPH; Sarah Edwards, CCHW, CPRS; Annajane Yolken, MPH; Dennis Bailer; Raynald Joseph; Katharine Howe, MPH

Water: Proposed FDA revision
Joseph H. Friedman, MD

‘Give Me a Boost!’ Pediatric Car Safety Seat Program
Julia R. Donner, MD; Victoria Quinn, DO; Andrea Cheli, CPSTI;
Christopher Ottiano, MD; Carol Lewis, MD

VINTAGE Heritage
A Brief Chronicle of Appendicitis
Stanley M. Aronson, MD

Working for You

In the News     [6-page pdf]
VA Providence Healthcare System holds ribbon-cutting event for Harwood Research Center

Dr. Anthony Fauci to deliver keynote at RWU Commencement, receive honorary degree

AMA survey shows widespread enthusiasm for telehealth; urges Congress
to take note of barriers to care

Providence announces next steps in creation of behavioral health crisis response program

HopeHealth Visiting Nurse earns home care and palliative care accreditation and recertification

Vivian Sung, MD, MPH, approved for $6.9M for study on nonsurgical treatment options
for urinary incontinence

W&I announces plans for Labor & Delivery Center, Women’s Health Research Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Lifespan renew strategic alliance agreement

Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act signed into law

People/Places    [4-page pdf]
President Biden appoints Ashish Jha, MD, as the new White House
COVID-19 Response Coordinator

Ronald Aubert, PhD, named Interim Dean at School of Public Health

Rhode Island Free Clinic Board appoints Dr. Forrest Daniels new CEO

RIMJ welcomes new members to editorial advisory board:
Drs. Charles Adams, Jr.; Philip A. Chan, Staci A. Fischer, Brett D. Owens

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI names Jon Fredrickson Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

East Bay Community Action Program appoints Lisa Denny, MD, associate medical director

Steven Katz, MD, joins Brown Surgical Associates’ Surgical Oncology Division

Abdul Saied Calvino, MD, of Roger Williams Cancer Center earns ACS award

Butler Hospital employees win first place – American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year awards

OBITUARIES    [1-page pdf]
Albert E. Dahlberg, MD
Richard P. Iacobucci, MD
Robert A. Indeglia, MD,

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