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Volume: 109, October 2016

Commentary on “Diabetes Mellitus and the Skin: Recognition and Management of Cutaneous Manifestations”

Rita Pichardo-Geisinger, MD

Abstract: Diabetes mellitus (DM) constitutes a major public health problem and a rapidly growing epidemic in the United States.1 The 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report estimated that 29.1 million people, or 9.3% of the US population, have...
Volume: 109, October 2016

Commentary on “Intravenous Thrombolysis Attenuates Neurologic Deterioration After Ischemic Stroke”

Michael G. Abraham, MD

Abstract: In the article “Intravenous Thrombolysis Attenuates Neurologic Deterioration After Ischemic Stroke,” Siegler and Martin-Schild attempt to determine the reduction of neurologic deterioration caused by stroke progression in acute stroke patients who received intravenous...
Volume: 109, October 2016

On “I’m Dying, but I’m Not Dead Yet: Patient Decisions About Dying and Death”

Anna N. Breiburg, FNP-BC, RRT, Ware Kuschner, MD

Abstract: To the Editor: In his April 2016 Southern Medical Journal editorial ‘‘‘I’m Dying, But I’m Not Dead Yet’: Patient Decisions About Dying and Death,’’1 Dr Holt highlights the value of the advance directive and the durable power of attorney for health care in...
Volume: 109, October 2016

Hormonal Contraceptives for Endometrial Cancer Prevention in Obese and High-Risk Women in Virginia

Kyle E. Horst, MD, Susan C. Modesitt, MD

Abstract: Objectives: Endometrial cancer remains the fourth most common malignancy among US women, and hormonal contraceptives drastically reduce this risk. The study objectives were to assess the prescribing patterns, counseling practices, and knowledge of family physicians and...
Volume: 109, October 2016

Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis and Bone Marrow Hemophagocytosis: A 5-Year Institutional Experience at a Tertiary Care Hospital

Kriselle Lao, MD, Namita Sharma, MBBS, Ajeet Gajra, MD, Neerja Vajpayee, MD

Abstract: Objective: The purpose of this study was to correlate the significance of bone marrow hemophagocytosis and analyze outcome data in patients with suspected hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) at a tertiary care hospital during the course of 5 years. Methods: The...