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. 6 • June 2018

Women's & Children's Health

A Look Through Time: Historical Analysis of Obstetrics and Gynecology Texts Highlights Changes in Medicine
Jared T. Roeckner, MD, and Amy B. Peebles, MD

Contraceptive Practices, Preferences, and Barriers Among Abortion Clients in North Carolina
Amy G. Bryant, MD, MSCR, Ilene S. Speizer, PhD, Jennifer C. Hodgkinson, MA, Alison Swiatlo, MPH, Siân L. Curtis, PhD, and Krista Perreira, PhD

Brucellosis in Adults and Children: A 10-Year Case Series at Two Large Academic Hospitals in Houston, Texas
Jose A. Serpa, MD, MS, Sheena Knights, MD, Dimitrios Farmakiotis, MD, and Judith Campbell, MD

Practice Pattern Variation in Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis in the Carolinas EoE Collaborative: A Research Model in Community and Academic Practices
Kevin Z. Huang, BS, Elizabeth T. Jensen, MPH, PhD, Hannah X. Chen, BA, Lisa E. Landes, MPH, RD, Kristen A. McConnell, BA, M. Angie Almond, MEd, RD, Douglas T. Johnston, DO, Raquel Durban, MS, RD, Laura Jobe, BS, Carrie Frost, RN, BSN, Sarah Donnelly, DO, Brady Antonio, MD, Anca M. Safta, MD, J. Antonio Quiros, MD, Jonathan E. Markowitz, MD, and Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH

Population-Based Analysis of Patient Age and Other Disparities in the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer in Central Appalachia and Kentucky
Robert M. Ore, MD, Quan Chen, PhD, Christopher P. DeSimone, MD, Rachel W. Miller, MD, Lauren A. Baldwin, MD, John R. van Nagell, Jr, MD, Bin Huang, PhD, Thomas C. Tucker, PhD, M. Symmes Johnson, MD, Tricia I. Fredericks, MD, and Frederick R. Ueland, MD

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


Bioethics & Medical Education 

Resident Perceptions of Competency and Comfort Before and After Telemedicine-ICU Implementation
Alexa Summe, DO, Laura Foor, DO, Lauren Hoeck, FSA, Kristen Campbell, JD, Mark Boyd, MD, and Mary Ann Barnes, MD

Commentary on “Resident Perceptions of Competency and Comfort Before and After Telemedicine-ICU Implementation”
Christopher D. Jackson, MD

Public CPR and AED Knowledge: An Opportunity for Educational Outreach in South Carolina
Lisa M. Petruncio, BS, David M. French, MD, and Edward C. Jauch, MD, MS

Improving Medical Students’ Perceptions of Older Adults by Engaging Older Military Veterans in Recreational Activities
Joshua S. Jue, MD, Zoltan Buchwald, MD, Neil P. Larson, MD, Stuart M. Sacks, MD, and Maria H. van Zuilen, PhD

On “Improving Medical Students’ Perceptions of Older Adults by Engaging Older Military Veterans in Recreational Activities”
G. Richard Holt, MD, MSE, MPH MABE, DBioethics


Quality & Patient Care

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Early vs Late Diagnosis of HIV-Infected Patients in South Carolina
Marlon Rampaul, MBBS, Babatunde Edun, MD, Monetha Gaskin, MPH, Helmut Albrecht, MD, and Sharon Weissman, MD


Medicine & Medical Specialties 

Telerheumatology: The VA Experience
Tracy U. Nguyen-Oghalai, MD, PhD, Kathy Hunter, DNP, and Michael Lyon, MD, MPH

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, and Renu Joshi, MD

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