January 2018 SMJ Cover

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. 1 • January 2018

Emergency Medicine and Disaster Preparedness

Association Between Perceived Discrimination and Emergency Department Use Among Safety-Net Patients in the Southwestern United States 
Kimberly R. Enard, PhD, Lucinda Nevarez, PhD, LMSW, and Deborah M. Ganelin, MHA

Helmets Matter: Kentucky Motorcycle Crash Victims Seen at a Tennessee Trauma Center 
George M. Testerman, MD, Daniel C. Prior, DO, Tamie D. Wells, MS4, William C. Sumner, MS4, Jeffrey T. Johnston, MD, Sarah E. Rollins, MD, and Jeremy M. Meyer, MD

Women’s & Children’s Health

Dietary and Nutrition Recommendations in Pediatric Primary Care: A Call to Action 
Sayward E. Harrison, PhD, and Deborah Greenhouse, MD

Comprehension of Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Urinary Incontinence in Southern Appalachian Women
Danielle Hobdy, MD, R. Keith Huffaker, MD, and Beth Bailey, PhD

Associations of Prepregnancy Morbid Obesity and Prenatal Depression with Gestational Weight Gain
Hema Chagarlamudi, MPH, MHS, Juhee Kim, ScD, MS, and Edward Newton, MD

Bioethics & Medical Education

Getting it RITE: Impact of a Dedicated Hospital Medicine Curriculum for Residents 
Doris Lin, MD, MS, Chirayu Shah, MD, MEd, Steffanie Campbell, MD, Jeffrey T. Bates, MD, and Erica Lescinskas, MD

Medicine & Medical Specialties

E-Cigarette Toxicity? 
Gulay Tegin, MD, Hema Madhuri Mekala, MD, Simrat Kaur Sarai, MD, and Steven Lippmann, MD

A Brief Drug Class Review: Considerations for Statin Use, Toxicity, and Drug Interactions 
James M. Wooten, PharmD

Measuring Adherence to Hepatitis C Direct-Acting Antiviral Medications: Using the VAS in an HCV Treatment Clinic 
Mary Jane Burton, MD, Andrew C. Voluse, PhD, Amee B. Patel, PhD, and Deborah Konkle-Parker, PhD

Eradication Rate of Helicobacter pylori on the US–Mexico Border Using the Urea Breath Test 
Roy P. Liu, MD, Roberta Romero, DNP, Jerzy Sarosiek, MD, Christopher Dodoo, MS, Alok K. Dwivedi, PhD, and Marc J. Zuckerman, MD

Surgery & Surgical Specialties

Femorofemoral Crossover Bypass Graft Has Excellent Patency When Performed with EVAR for AAA with UIOD 
Akinfemi A. Akingboye, MBBS, MD(Res), Bijendra Patel, MBBS, MS, and Frank W. Cross, MBBS, MS

Multidisciplinary Perioperative Management of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery 
José L. Díaz-Gómez, MD, Juan G. Ripoll, MD, Isabel Mira-Avendano, MD, John E. Moss, MD, Gavin D. Divertie, MD, Ryan D. Frank, MS, and Charles D. Burger, MD

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