June 2018, Volume 111 - Issue 6

Commentary on “Population-Based Analysis of Patient Age and Other Disparities in the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer in Central Appalachia and Kentucky”

Kandace P. McGuire, MD

Abstract: The article “Population-Based Analysis of Patient Age and Other Disparities in the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer in Central Appalachia and Kentucky”1 in this issue of the Southern Medical Journal describes the disparity in National Cancer Comprehensive Network (NCCN)...

(pp 342-343)

Telerheumatology: The VA Experience

Tracy U. Nguyen-Oghalai, MD, PhD, Kathy Hunter, DNP, Michael Lyon, MD, MPH

Abstract: Objectives: We sought to characterize the correlation between diagnoses made during telerheumatology and face-to-face visits and to document patients’ satisfaction with telerheumatology visits. Methods: This quality assurance study of the use of telerheumatology...

(pp 359-362)

OPEN: Effects of Long-Term Combination LT4 and LT3 Therapy for Improving Hypothyroidism and Overall Quality of Life

Anam Tariq, DO, Yijin Wert, MS, Pramil Cheriyath, MD, Renu Joshi, MD

Abstract: Objectives: Hypothyroidism results in decreased mood and neurocognition, weight gain, fatigue, and many other undesirable symptoms. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American Thyroid Association (ATA), and The Endocrine Society recommend...

(pp 363-369)