March 3, 2020
SMJ : March 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. 03, March 2020
Bioethics & Medical Education
Worldviews Matter in Medical Practice
Scott McAninch, MD
CME Article: Sleep Patterns and Health Behaviors in Healthcare Students
Kenneth Nugent MD, Rishi Raj MD, Rebecca Nugent PhD
Women's and Children's Health
High Prevalence of Buprenorphine in Prenatal Drug Screens in an Appalachian City
Charlotte Alexander, MD, Kevin Breuel, PhD, Martin Olsen, MD
Characterization of Young Children Presenting to the Emergency Department for Mental Health Complaints
Keri Read, MD, Justin Schwartz, MD, Jesse Martinez, MD, Susan Bennett Smith, LICSW, PIP, Kathy Monroe, MD
Medicine and Medical Specialties
Utilization of Acid Suppression Medication in an Underserved Population
Simon Akhnoukh, MD Candidate, Ariel Croker, MD, Gabriel Soliman, BA, Jennifer Acevedo-Giron, BA, Damaris Viera, ARNP, Jose Barboza, PharmD, Karim Hanna, MD
Are Salt Tablets Effective in the Treatment of Euvolemic Hyponatremia?
Ittikorn Spanuchart, MD, Hideaki Watanabe, MD, Thomas Aldan, MD, Dominic Chow, MD, PhD, Roland C.K. Ng, MD
Quality Care and Patient Safety
Improving Critical Value Read-Back Failure Rate by Modifying the Notification Procedure
Shauna Harris, MD, William Leech, BS, Daniel Matienzo, BS, Sonia Berrios Villanueva, MPA, Joshua Fogel, PhD, Maggie Tetrokalashvili, MD, John Riggs, MD
Check-in Kiosks in the Outpatient Clinical Setting: Fad or the Future?
Zachary A. Mosher, MD, Parke W. Hudson, MD, Sung R. Lee, MD, Jorge L. Perez, MD, Alexandra M. Arguello, BS, Gerald McGwin, MS, PhD, Steven M. Theiss, MD, Brent A. Ponce, MD
Public Health and Environmental Medicine
Temporal Trends and Geographic Variations in Mortality Rates from Prescription Opioids: Lessons from Florida and West Virginia
Sarah A. Palumbo, BS, Charles H. Hennekens, MD, DrPH, Janet D. Robishaw, PhD, Robert S. Levine, MD
Vaping: Safer Than Smoking?
Paola Galan Villar, MD, Faysal Alhasan, MD, Steven Lippmann, MD