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Volume: 109, May 2016

Observing and Giving Feedback to Novice PGY-1s

Katherine Tully, MD, Jennifer Keller, MD, MPH, Benjamin Blatt MD, Larrie Greenberg, MD

Abstract: Objectives: In this new era of educational milestones and entrustable professional activities, residency programs have recognized the need to directly observe resident performance. In fact, there is little information about how often residents are observed, what procedures...
Volume: 109, May 2016

Does Carbohydrate Challenge Testing Predict Clinical Response in Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth?

Sara K. Long, MD, Jack A. Di Palma, MD

Abstract: Objectives: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is considered a frequent cause of abdominal symptoms in patients with surgically altered intestinal anatomy or dysmotility conditions and is recognized as a contributing factor in the exacerbation of irritable bowel...
Volume: 109, May 2016

Commentary on “Reflections on the Social Responsibility of a Physician”

G. Richard Holt, MD, MSE, MPH, MABE, DBioethics

Abstract: A physician’s social responsibility to his or her community and profession does not end at the door to the clinic or hospital. Physicians are subject to much broader accountability than just the clinical setting (which, of course, is important), owing to our education,...
Volume: 109, May 2016

Commentary on “Prospective Evaluation of the Clinical Features of Choledocholithiasis: Focus on Abdominal Pain”

Patrick Brady, MD

Abstract: Abdominal pain is a commonly encountered problem both in the ambulatory care setting and in emergency medical care. In a telephone survey of 21,128 adults, 4.8% experienced upper abdominal pain at least once during the past 3 months.1 Pain also is the number one complaint...
Volume: 109, May 2016

Tobacco Use Patterns in a Southern US HIV Clinic

Madelyne C. Bean, PharmD, Lauren E. Richey, MD, MPH, Kristen Williams, MD, Amy E. Wahlquist, MS, †J. Michael Kilby, MD

Abstract: Objectives: Smoking rates are two to three times higher among people living with HIV and AIDS compared with the general population, but the prevalence of tobacco use among this population in the Charleston, SC region has not been established. To understand cigarette use,...