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Volume: 108, November 2015

Upper Gastrointestinal Involvement in Crohn Disease: Histopathologic and Endoscopic Findings

Liege Diaz, MD, Rafael Enrique Hernandez-Oquet, MD, Amar R. Deshpande, MD, Baharak Moshiree, MD

Abstract: Objectives: Studies describing the prevalence of upper gastrointestinal (GI) Crohn disease (CD) and its histopathologic changes have been inconsistent as a result of different definitions used for upper GI involvement, diverse populations, and varying indications for...
Volume: 108, November 2015

Plane-Assisted Suicide

Timothy R. Rice, MD, Leo Sher, MD

Abstract: To the Editor: The March 2015 crash of the Germanwings jetliner has brought the term “plane-assisted suicide” into the popular lexicon. Certainly, the role of mental health treatment in preventing such tragedies will be considered. What role can psychiatrists and other...
Volume: 108, November 2015

Commentary on “House Calls: Physicians in the US Congress, 2005-2015”

Bennett Pafford, MD, MPH

Abstract: Goldenberg gives a broad overview of the physicians serving in Congress during the last decade, updating previous work from 2004 by Kraus and Suarez.1,2 He points out that physician numbers have increased significantly, although they remain a small proportion compared with...
Volume: 108, November 2015

Association of Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome with Clinical Outcomes of Pediatric Patients with Pneumonia

Steven Barron Frazier, BS, Robert Sepanski, MS, Christopher Mangum, CSSBB, Christine Bovat, RN, Arno Zaritsky, MD, Sandip Godambe, MD, PhD

Abstract: Objectives: Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) may complicate pneumonia. When present, it suggests that the patient’s pneumonia is more severe. As such, recognition of SIRS among patients with pneumonia may be helpful in identifying those requiring more...
Volume: 108, November 2015

House Calls: Physicians in the US Congress, 2005-2015

Matthew N. Goldenberg, MD, MSc

Abstract: Objectives: Physicians occupy a prominent position in the US healthcare system, and physicians who serve in Congress may bring a particular perspective, expertise, and influence to health-related legislation. The purpose of this study was to describe physician membership in...