February 2020 Issue - Southern Medical Journal

February 4, 2020

SMJ : February 2020 Issue

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. 113 • No. 02 • February 2020

Emergency Medicine & Disaster Preparedness
Changes in Proportions of Emergency Department Patients with Mental Illness Noted in the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2012–2015
La Vonne A. Downey, PhD, Amanda Hong MBA, Karina Herrera, BA

Assessment of the Need for Immediate Trauma Team Presence for Infants Presenting in Cardiac Arrest
Emily C. Alberto, MD, Lauren J. Waterhouse, BS, Jennifer L. Fritzeen, MSN, RN, Constance R. DiAngelo, MD, Victoria H. Scheidt, , Randall S. Burd, MD, PhD

Increasing Comfort with Sensory Processing Difficulties in the Prehospital Setting: Pre-Post Study of Education and Sensory Tools in EMS Providers
Nipam Shah, MBBS, MPH, Katherine Hert, BS, Ann E. Klasner, MD, MPH

Quality Care & Patient Safety
Sex Differences in the Association between Local Government Spending and Mortality: Evidence from Tennessee
Courtnee Melton-Fant, PhD, Scott Howard, MD, MSc, Xueyuan Cao, PhD

Bioethics & Medical Education
Changes in Health and Well-Being during Residents’ Training
Christopher E. Wee MD, Jacob Petrosky MD, Lauren Mientkiewicz DO, Xiaobo Liu PhD, Krishna K. Patel MD, Michael B. Rothberg MD, MPH

Public Health & Environmental Medicine
Utilization of Healthcare Resources by HIV-Positive Children in the United States: A National Perspective
Brook T. Alemu, PhD, MPH, David W. Brock, PhD, Sara N. Abate, BS, Brian C. Martin, PhD

Medicine & Medical Specialties
Epilepsy and Physical Activity in US Adults
James R. Churilla, PhD, MPH, Adrian J. Boltz, MSH, Tammie M. Johnson, DrPH, MPH, Michael R. Richardson, MSH

Same-Admission Cholecystectomy Compared with Delayed Cholecystectomy in Acute Gallstone Pancreatitis: Outcomes and Predictors in a Safety Net Hospital Cohort
Stephen Berger, MD, Cesar A. Taborda Vidarte, MD, Shani Woolard, MD, Bryan Morse, MD, Saurabh Chawla, MD

Prevalence and Clinical Impact of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Pulmonary Embolism
Yifeng Yang, MD, Baoqiong Liu, MD, PhD, John Taylor, DO, ZhiHua Huang, MD, Sonali Gupta, MD, Soumya Thumma, MD, LingLing Wu, MD, Shuai Wang, MD, George Everett, MD

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