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Volume: 109, August 2016

Commentary on “Impact of Nutrition on Neurocognition”

Brian J. Daley, MD, MBA, FACS, CNSP

Abstract: We live in the information age. In this month’s issue of the Southern Medical Journal, Yeh and Kaliebe1 clearly explicate this flood of information and the ease of obtaining data--it is now the song that sticks in our heads. I am dating myself with the introductory quote,...
Volume: 109, August 2016

Fostering Clinical Excellence Across an Academic Health System

Sean Tackett, MD, MPH, David Eisele, MD, Maura McGuire, MD, Leo Rotello, MD, Scott Wright, MD

Abstract: Objectives: Changes in the US healthcare economic system are requiring academic health centers (AHCs) to restructure in pursuit of their traditional tripartite missions; engaging the individuals focused on clinical care is becoming more important. We conducted this study to...
Volume: 109, August 2016

Commentary on “One-Visit Behavioral Intervention for Older Primary Care Patients with Mild to Moderate Depressive Symptoms”

Steven Lippmann, MD

Abstract: Everyone wants to feel well. Doctors try to mitigate illness and promote health. Patients and physicians optimally strive to achieve a team approach to a partnership that promotes...
Volume: 109, August 2016

Patient Perceptions of Oseltamivir for the Treatment of Influenza

Steven G. Schauer, DO, Shawn M. Varney, MD, James K. Aden, PhD, Vikhyat S. Bebarta, MD

Abstract: Objectives: Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) is approved by the Food and Drug Administration and is advertised for the treatment of influenza types A and B. Patient perceptions of its efficacy have not been adequately studied. Recent systematic reviews have called the benefits of this...
Volume: 109, August 2016

Conversion Disorder in an Appalachian Community

Sarah Slocum, MD, Suzanne Holroyd, MD

Abstract: Objectives: Conversion disorder (CD) is believed to be the manifestation of physical and/or neurological symptoms for primary gain without an identifiable organic cause. Although it is believed to be more common in rural areas, the literature examining this claim is sparse....