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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. 2 • February 2018

Mental Health

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Insomnia 
James Haynes, MD, Malissa Talbert, MD, Steven Fox, MD, and Elizabeth Close, MD

On ‘‘Improving Mental Health Services Through Physician Assistants: Legislation in Several Southern States’’
Keisha L. Pitts, JD, and Stephanie Radix, JD

Authors’ Response
Judith Regan, MD, JD


Bioethics & Medical Education

Assessing Correlation of Residency Applicants’ Interview Dates With Likelihood of Matching 
Sameer Avasarala, MD, Elizabeth Thompson, Sarah Whitehouse, MA, and Sean Drake, MD


Quality Care & Patient Safety

Implementation of a New Guideline and Educational Sessions to Reduce Low-Value Continuous Pulse Oximetry Among Hospitalized Patients 
Scott A. Helgeson, MD, Andree H. Koop, MD, Andrew M. Harrison, PhD, Jordan C. Ray, MD, Gaja F. Shaughnessy, MD, Christopher L. Brett, MD, Lauren F. Cornell, MD, Cammi L. Bowman, MSN, RN, and M. Caroline Burton, MD

Hospital Readmission Rates Following AMI: Potential Interventions to Improve Efficiency 
Jennifer T. Nguyen, BS, Kairav Vakil, MD, Selcuk Adabag, MD, Anders Westanmo, PharmD, Richard Madlon-Kay, MD, Areef Ishani, MD, Santiago Garcia, MD, and Edward O. McFalls, MD, PhD


Medicine & Medical Specialties

History of Music Therapy and Its Contemporary Applications in Cardiovascular Diseases 
Maria Rosa Montinari, PhD, Simona Giardina, PhD, Pierluca Minelli, MPH, and Sergio Minelli, MD

Association of Anemia with Outcomes of Acute Heart Failure 
Ahmad Halawa, MD, M. Caroline Burton, MD, Michael J. Maniaci, MD, Brian P. Shapiro, MD, Daniel S. Yip, MD, David O. Hodge, Emily R. Vargas, and Nancy Dawson, MD

Vision Screening in Adults Across the Life Span 
Helen S. Cohen, EdD, OTR, Jasmine Stitz, MS, Haleh Sangi-Haghpeykar, PhD, and Susan P. Williams, MD


Emergency Medicine & Disaster Medicine

Differences Between Snakebites with Concomitant Use of Alcohol or Drugs and Single Snakebites 
Joann Schulte, DO, MPH, Kurt C. Kleinschmidt, MD, Kristina Domanski, MD, Eric Anthony Smith, MSIS, Ashley Haynes, MD, and Brett Roth, MD


Surgery & Surgical Specialties

Development and Implementation of an Inpatient Otolaryngology Consultation Service at an Academic Medical Center 
Matthew G. Huddle, MD, Nyall R. London, Jr, MD, PhD, and C. Matthew Stewart, MD, PhD

Commentary on “Development and Implementation of an Inpatient Otolaryngology Consultation Service at an Academic Medical Center” 
Philip G. Chen, MD

Risk Factors for Failure in Complicated Intraabdominal Infections 
Bryan P. White, PharmD, Jamie L. Wagner, PharmD, Katie E. Barber, PharmD, S. Travis King, PharmD, and Kayla R. Stover, PharmD

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