SMJ : December 2020 Vol. 113, No. 12 - Southern Medical Association

December 4, 2020

SMJ : December 2020 Vol. 113, No. 12

The Southern Medical Journal(SMJ) 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.

CME Article: Association of Hypertension and Hyperthyroidism in a Subspecialty Clinic and a National Database

Ana M. Rivas, MD, Jeff Dennis, PhD, Camilo Pena, MD, Jonathan Kopel, BS, Kenneth Nugent, MD
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Osteoporosis Management Strategies in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Vishnu Sundaresh, MD, MS
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Central Venous Catheter Confirmation by Ultrasonography: A Novel Instructional Protocol

Jordan Tozer, MD, RDMS, Michael J. Vitto, DO, MS, Michael Joyce, MD, RDMS, Lindsay Taylor, MD, RDMS, David P. Evans, MD, RDMS
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Characteristics and Outcomes Based on Perceived Illness Severity in SARS-CoV-2

David Snipelisky, MD, Rachel Johnson, MD, Rajnish Prasad, MD, Baqir Lakhani, DO, Jeffrey Ellington, MD
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Hospital Annual Delivery Volume and Presence of Graduate Medical Education Influence Mode of Delivery after Stillbirth

Abigail M. Ramseyer, DO, Julie R. Whittington, MD, Everett F. Magann, MD, Brock Warford, MD, Songthip Ounpraseuth, PhD, Wendy N. Nembhard, PhD
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Implementation of a Vertically Integrated Trainee Program (VITP): Progress and Lessons Learned

Ryan Alexander, BS, Bryce Jerin, BS, Simone Werter, Tusharbhai Patel, BS, Jaron Pettis, MD, Erika Pettis, MD, Buckley McCall, BS, Aaron Mennitt, BS, Makenzie Myers, BS, Donald J. DiPette, MD
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Appreciating Our Shield Wall

Jawad Al-Khafaji, MD, MSHA
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Drip System for Admissions to Resident Teams: Impact on Workload and Education

Stephanie Berger, MD, Lauren B. Nassetta, MD, Meghan E. Hofto, MD, MPH, Paul Scalici, MD, Robert F. Pass, MD
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Teaching Professionalism in the Clinical Setting: Testing a Practical Structured Model

J. Rush Pierce, MD, MPH, Nicole Lopez, MD, Evelyn Sbar, MD
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