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Volume: 109, August 2016

Determinants of Elevated Alkaline Phosphatase in Patients Infected with HIV

Brook T. Alemu, MA, MPH, Stephanie B. Troy, MD, Hind A. Beydoun, PhD, MPH, Muge Akpinar-Elci, MD, MPH, Tina D. Cunningham, PhD

Abstract: Objectives: A retrospective cross-sectional study was performed to assess the prevalence of elevated alkaline phosphatase (ALP) in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and to determine the relation between ALP and specific antiretroviral therapy...
Volume: 109, August 2016

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

Amber M. Gum, PhD, Lawrence Schonfeld, PhD, Susan Tyler, MA, MPH, Sarah Fishleder, MA, MPH, Lucy Guerra, MD, MPH

Abstract: Objectives: We pilot tested a one-visit behavioral intervention with telephone follow-up for older primary care patients with mild to moderate depressive symptoms. Methods: A total of 16 English-speaking primary care patients aged 60 years and older who scored 5 to 14 on...
Volume: 109, August 2016

Does Timing of Internal Medicine Residency Interview Affect Likelihood of Matching?

Danielle L. Heidemann, MD, Elizabeth Thompson , Sean M. Drake, MD

Abstract: Objectives: Applicants to our internal medicine (IM) residency program consistently have shared concerns about whether the interview date influences their ability to match via the National Residency Matching Program. We performed a retrospective study to assess whether...
Volume: 109, August 2016

How Is Zika Transmitted?

Priyanga Jayakumar, MD, Kendall Bache, MD, Steven Lippmann MD

Abstract: To the Editor: The impact of the Zika virus outbreak in 2015 created international concern. Zika belongs to the virus family flaviviridae,1 and after decades of dormancy since its discovery in Uganda in 1947, it has spread rapidly in the last 2 years. It affects...
Volume: 109, August 2016

Impact of Nutrition on Neurocognition

Yi Yen Annie Yeh, MD, Kristopher Kaliebe, MD

Abstract: Today’s media-saturated environment bombards us with a constant stream of information about the latest diet ‘‘do’s and don’ts.’’ The 2015-2020 US Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services’ Dietary Guidelines for Americans have...