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. 112 • No. 05 • May 2019

Mental Health
Sickle Cell Disease, More Than Just Pain: The Mediating Role of Psychological Symptoms
Mona A. Robbins, PhD, Lakeya S. McGill, MA, Breanna M. Holloway, BA, and Shawn M. Bediako, PhD

Bioethics & Medical Education
A National Evaluation of Scholarly Activity Requirement in Osteopathic EM Residency Programs: Survey of EM Program Directors
Alexander Kirkpatrick, DO, Tom Doran, DO, David Mullins, DO, David Gnugnoli, DO, and John Ashurst, DO, MSc

Saying Goodbye
Robert Goldszer, MD

On “Team-Based Learning Activities for First-Year Medical Students: Perception of the Learners”
Hanieh Enayati and Jai Mathur

Emergency Medicine & Disaster Preparedness
CME Article: Patients on Involuntary Hold Status in the Emergency Department
Archana Roy, MD, Christian Lachner, MD, Adrian Dumitrascu, MD, Nancy L. Dawson, MD, Tyler F. Vadeboncoeur, MD, Michael J. Maniaci, MD, Ian C. Lamoureux, MD, Patricia C. Lewis, ARNP, Teresa A. Rummans, MD, and M. Caroline Burton, MD

Women’s & Children’s Health
OPEN: Incidence of Pediatric Cervical Spine Injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan
Xandria Gutierrez, BA, Michael April, MD, DPhil, Joseph Maddry, MD, Guyon Hill, MD, Tyson Becker, MD, and Steven Schauer, DO, MS

Commentary on “Incidence of Pediatric Cervical Spine Injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan”
LTC Wendy J. Wilcoxson, DO, USAF, MC

Propofol Versus Dexmedetomidine for Procedural Sedation in a Pediatric Population
Nicole M. Schacherer, MD, Tamara Armstrong, MD, Amy M. Perkins, MS, Michael P. Poirier, MD, and James M. Schmidt, MD 

Medicine & Medical Specialties
Otolaryngology: Breadth, Depth, Challenge, and Choice
Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, Mary J. Hawkshaw, BSN, RN, and Brian J. McKinnon, MD, MPH

Commentary on “Otolaryngology: Breadth, Depth, Challenge, and Choice”
Mark Boston, MD

Fetal Hemoglobin Modulators May Be Associated With Symptomology of Football Players with Sickle Cell Trait
Carroll Flansburg, MA, MPH, Christina M. Balentine, BS, Ryan W. Grieger, MS, Justin Lund, MA, Michelle Ciambella, BS, Deandre White, BS, Eric Coris, MD, Eduardo Gonzalez, MD, Anne C. Stone, PhD, and Lorena Madrigal, PhD

Use of Cardiac Troponin Testing in the Outpatient Setting
Steven J. Ross, MD, Nikhil H. Shah, MD, Steve A. Noutong Njapo, MD, Daniel J. Cordiner, MD, and David E. Winchester, MD, MS

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