The Southern Medical Journal is the official, peer-reviewed journal of the Southern Medical Association. It has a multidisciplinary and inter-professional focus that covers a broad range of topics relevant to physicians and other healthcare specialists, including medicine; surgery; women’s and children’s health; mental health; emergency and disaster medicine; public health and environmental medicine; bioethics and medical education; and quality health care, patient safety, and best practices.

Southern Medical Journal Vol. 111 • No. 4 • April 2018

Women’s & Children’s Health

Postponing Childbearing and Fertility Preservation in Young Professional Women 
Emily G. Hurley, MD, Ilana B. Ressler, MD, Samantha Young, MD, April Batcheller, MD, Michael A. Thomas, MD, Krystene B. DiPaola, MD, and Julie Rios, MD

Comparison of Children’s Menu Items at Full- and Quick-Service Restaurants 
Mona A. Eissa, MD, PhD, Katherine Hearne, MPH, RDN, and Nora Saavedra, MD

On ‘‘Diagnosis of Child Maltreatment: A Family Medicine Physician’s Dilemma’’
Arne H. Graff, MD


Bioethics & Medical Education

Engagement in an Online Cultural Competency Training
Jordan Crocker, MD, MS, F. Stanford Massie, Jr, MD, and Carlos A. Estrada, MD, MS

Improving Underrepresented Minority in Medicine Representation in Medical School 
Kendall M. Campbell, MD, Naomi C. Brownstein, PhD, Helen Livingston, EdD, and José E. Rodríguez, MD

Importance of Interdisciplinary Medical Education: A Frontline Perspective
Aman Pandey, BS, MS4, and Jennifer S. Jackson, MD

Commentary on “Importance of Interdisciplinary Medical Education: A Frontline Perspective” 
G. Richard Holt, MD, MSE, MPH, MABE, DBioethics


Public Health & Environmental Medicine

A Social-Ecological Review of Cancer Disparities in Kentucky 
Sharon D. Rodriguez, MHA, Nathan L. Vanderford, PhD, MBA, Bin Huang, DrPH, MS, and Robin C. Vanderpool, DrPH


Quality Care and Patient Safety

Measuring Functional Status in Hospitalized Older Adults Through Electronic Health Record Documentation 
Liron Sinvani, MD, Andrzej Kozikowski, PhD, Vidhi Patel, MS, Colm Mulvany, BS, Christopher Smilios, MPH, Guang Qiu, MD, Meng Zhang, PhD, Gisele Wolf-Klein, MD, and Renee Pekmezaris, PhD


Medicine & Medical Specialties 

Single-Center Retrospective Study of Risk Factors and Predictive Value of Framingham Risk Score of Patients with ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction 
Sohail Ikram, MD, Ajay Pachika, MD, Henrike Schuster, MD, Aman Ghotra, MD, Laura Dotson, RT(R), RCIS, Shoaib Akbar, MD, and Abdur Rahman Khan, MD

Clinical Context and Detection of the Murmur of Advanced Aortic Stenosis
Ajoe John Kattoor, MD, Anusha Shanbhag, MD, Annette Abraham, MBBS, and Srikanth Vallurupalli, MD

Provider Variation in Antibiotic Prescribing and Outcomes of Respiratory Tract Infections 
Mahesh Manne, MD, MPH, Abhishek Deshpande, MD, PhD, Bo Hu, PhD, Aditi Patel, MD, Glen B. Taksler, PhD, Anita D. Misra-Hebert, MD, MPH, Stacey E. Jolly, MD, MAS, Andrei Brateanu, MD, Robert W. Bales, MD, and Michael B. Rothberg, MD, MPH

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