April 2020 Issue - Southern Medical Journal Vol. 113

April 2, 2020

SMJ : April 2020 Vol. 113, No. 04

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.

Public Health and Environmental Medicine

Physician Duties and Responsibilities in Pandemics
G. Richard Holt, MD, MSE MPH, MABE, DBioethics

Medicine & Medical Specialties

Increasing the Rural Workforce of Family Medicine Physicians: A Community-Focused Approach
Kendall M. Campbell, MD, Miranda N. Heath, MPH, Dmitry Tumin, PhD

Women's and Children's Health

Rate of Food Insecurity Among Households with Children with Sickle Cell Disease is Above the National Average
Djamila Labib Ghafuri, MD, MPH, Mark Rodeghier, PhD, Michael Rutledge DeBaun, MD, MPH

Maternal Cotinine Levels and Red Blood Cell Folate Concentrations in the Periconceptual Period
Korede K. Yusuf, MBBS, PhD, Roneé Wilson, PhD, Alfred Mbah, PhD, William Sappenfield, MD, Lindsey M. King, PhD, MPH, Hamisu M. Salihu, MD, PhD

Adherence to Guideline-Based Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Gynecology among Alabama Providers
Tera Howard, MD, MPH, Alan Tita, MD, PhD, Lisa Dimperio, MS, Lorie Harper, MD

Obesity and Severe Obesity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Prevalence and Risk Factors
Du Pham, MD, Sofia Silver, MD, Sierra Haq, MD, S. Shahrukh Hashmi, MD, PhD, Mona Eissa, MD, PhD

Quality Care and Patient Safety

An Examination of Racial Disparities in Inpatient Consultations
Dylan Balter, BA, Amanda Bertram, MS, C. Matthew Stewart, MD, PhD, Rosalyn W. Stewart, MD, MS, MBA

Hispanic Health Paradox at the Border: Substance, Alcohol, and Tobacco Use among Latinx Immigrants Seeking Free or Reduced-Cost Care in Southernmost Texas
Jennifer Tabler, PhD, Laryssa Mykyta, PhD, Alla Chernenko, MA, Paloma Flores, MSHS, Alvaro Marquez, BA, Nancy Saenz, LCSW-S, Rebecca Stocker, LCSW-S

Patient Perception of Orthopedic Surgeon Reimbursement
Sellers C. Boudreau, BS, Alexander R. Dombrowsky, BS, Alexandra M. Arguello, BS, Stephen Gould, MD, Eugene W. Brabston, MD, Brent A. Ponce, MD, Amit M. Momaya, MD

Mental Health

Munchausen Syndrome
Angeline Prabhu, MD, Bilal Abaid, MD, Simrat Sarai, MD, Riley Sumner, MLIS, Steven Lippmann, MD

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