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Southern Medical Journal Vol. 111 • No. 9 • September 2018

Bioethics & Medical Education


Religious Characteristics of Physicians Who Care for Underserved Populations or Work in Religiously Oriented Practices 
Jonathan Lio, MD, Hyo Jung Tak, PhD, Yan Duan, MD, Farhan Dadani, MD, Basil Ali, MD, and John D. Yoon, MD

Commentary on “Religious Characteristics of Physicians Who Care for Underserved Populations or Work in Religiously Oriented Practices” 
George F. Handzo, MA, MDiv

Patient Beliefs and Preferences Regarding Surrogate Decision Makers 
James M. Hunter, Jr, MD and Wendy Walters, MSW

Commentary on “Patient Beliefs and Preferences Regarding Surrogate Decision Makers” 
Julia F. Costich, JD, PhD

Team-Based Learning Activities for First-Year Medical Students: Perception of the Learners
Amir Kazory, MD and Zareen Zaidi, MD

How Much Time Do Residents Spend on Inpatient Clinical Computing? 
Robert Goldszer, MD, Navid Ajabshir, MD, Luigi Cubeddu, MD, Haley Watsky, DO, Tarang Kheradia, MBBS, MPH, and Michael Dalley, DO

Hospitalist Infectious Disease Service in Academic Medical Centers: A Win-Win for Hospitalists and Fellows 
Jennifer Townsend, MD, Kittane Srinivas Vishnupriya, MBBS, Eili Klein, PhD, Brian Spoelhof, PharmD, and Jonathan Zenilman, MD

Quality Care & Patient Safety


Is It “In” to Wear Scrubs Out? 
Pavela G. Bambekova, BS, Chirag A. Buch, BS, Chelsea Mendonca, BS, Amr Arar, BS, Alireza Mirahmadizadeh, MD, MPH, PhD, and Ali Seifi, MD

Some Thoughts on Implementing Remote Telehealth 
Neil J. Nusbaum, JD, MD and Judith Peratrovich, RN, BSN

Women's & Children's Health


Parental Age and the Risk of Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia 
Christopher Ortiz, DO, MS, Nancy U. Rondeau, MPH, Lisa E. Moore, MD, and Zuber D. Mulla, PhD

Medicine & Medical Specialties


Uric Acid Control in Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease in a Southeastern US Urban Cohort 
Tibor Fülöp, MD,PhD, Christian A. Koch, MD,PhD,MACE, Lindsey T. Norris, MD, Betzaida Rodríguez, MD, Tibor Szarvas, PhD, Zsolt Lengvárszky, PhD, Éva Csongrádi, MD, PhD, and Mehul P. Dixit, MD

OPEN ACCESS: Association Between System Factors and Acute Myocardial Infarction Mortality
Appathurai Balamurugan, MD, DrPH, Martha Phillips, PhD, MPH, James P. Selig, PhD, Holly Felix, PhD, MPA, and Kevin Ryan, JD, MA

Surgery & Surgical Speciality 


Major Complications Associated with Conventional Transbronchial Needle Aspiration 
Muhammad K. Zaman, MD and Rabin Shrestha, MD

Commentary on “Major Complications Associated with Conventional Transbronchial Needle Aspiration”
Alfio Proietto, MD, Francesco Nucera, MD, and Gaetano Caramori, MD, PhD

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