May 3, 2022

SMJ: May 2022 Vol. 115, No. 5

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.

The Role of Anticipation in Patient Adherence

Peter M. Nguyen, MS, Patrick O. Perche, BS, Steven R. Feldman, MD, PhD

A Narrative Review of Medical Interpretation Services and their Effect on the Quality of Health Care

Stacie A. Schlange, BS, Angela L. Palmer-Wackerly, PhD, Virginia Chaidez, PhD, RD

Sex Education and Sexual Risk Behavior among Adolescents and Youth in the Deep South: Implications for Youth HIV Prevention

Paul A. Burns, PhD, MS, Fei Teng, MPH, PhD Candidate, Angela A. Omondi, PhD, E. Thomaseo Burton, PhD, MPH, Lori Ward PhD, MS

Facilitating the Advance Care Planning Conversation with Patients: An Interactive Virtual 1.5-Hour Session

Suzanne Minor, MD, Marquita Samuels, MBA, Sanaz Kashan, MD, Marcos Milanez, MD, Jorge Camilo Mora, MD

Webinars and Continuing Medical Education: Pros, Cons, and Controversies

Rodrigo Martín Torres, MD, Víctor Reviglio, MD, Iván Basanta, MD, Divya Srikumaran, MD

Multidrug-Resistant Bloodstream Infections in Internal Medicine: Results from a Single-Center Study

Edoardo Pace, MD, Christian Bracco, MD, Corrado Magnino, MD, Marco Badinella Martini, MD, Cristina Serraino, MD, Chiara Brignone, MD, Elisa Testa, MD, Luigi Maria Fenoglio, Massimo Porta

Annual FEV1 Loss in Patients with Noncystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis and Affecting Factors

Sermin Borekci, MD, Sule Gundogdu, MD, Deniz Ongel Harbiyeli, MD, Benan Musellim

Vessel Sealant Devices in Thyroidectomies: An ACS-NSQIP Study

Zoltan H. Nemeth, MD, PhD, Karen Kong, BS, Richard Hwang, MD, Sara S. Soliman, BS, Rolando H. Rolandelli, MD

The Doctors in the House: Examining Physician Legislators in the US Congress from 2011 to 2020

Bharat Kumar, MD, MME, Manish Suneja, MD, Melissa L. Swee, MD, MME

Developing Awareness and Allies: Simulating Difficult Conversations about Microaggressions for Faculty and Students

Allison Kumnick, BA, Khushali Shah, MD, MPH, Carly Muller, MD, MPH, Kasha Bornstein, MD, MPH, Hanna Perone, MD, MPH, Alexandra Herweck, MD, MPH, Samantha Syms, MS, CHSE, Saily M. Gutierrez, BS, Paul Mendez, MD, Sarah Bland, MD, Gauri Agarwal, MD, Monica Broome, MD, Julia Belkowitz, MD, MPH

Vaccination of Children in the United States against COVID-19: An Ounce of Prevention

Sarah K. Wood, MD, Dennis G. Maki, MD, Charles H. Hennekens, MD

Relationship between Sociodemographic Factors, Perceived COVID-19 Risk, and Engagement with Health Protective Behaviors

Jennifer A. Andersen, PhD, Brett Rowland, MA, Shawn M. Ratcliff, PhD, Holly C. Felix, PhD, Pearl A. McElfish, PhD

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