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. 10 • October 2019

Women’s & Children’s Health
Improving Transitions of Care for Healthy Adolescents and Young Adults
Shannon Leung, MD, MPH, Mason Walgrave, MD, and Sarah Mennito, MD, MSCR

Enhanced vs Standard Parents as Teacher Curriculum on Factors Related to Infant Feeding among African American Women
Lisa Tussing-Humphreys, PhD, MS, RD, Jessica L. Thomson, PhD, Melissa Goodman, PhD, and Alicia Landry, PhD, RD

Bioethics & Medical Education
Implementation of Case Conferences to Improve Interprofessional Collaboration in Resident Continuity Clinic
Tanya Nikiforova, MD, MS, Carla L. Spagnoletti, MD, MS, Scott D. Rothenberger, PhD, Kwonho Jeong, MS, and Peggy B. Hasley, MD, MHS

Teaching Medical Students in the Rural Setting Long Term: Physicians’ Attitudes and Perceptions
John Wheat, MD, MPH, John Brandon, MD, Melissa Cox, PhD, Scott Thomas, MD, Susan Guin, MSN, and James Leeper, PhD

CME Article: A More Directive Living Will for Older Adult Patients with End-Stage Medical Conditions?
Jack DePriest, MD, MACM, Priyanka Jagannath, MD, Michael Iannetti, MD, and Suzanne Kemper, MPH

Medicine & Medical Specialties
Use of Rheumatologic Testing in Patients Who Eventually Receive a Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dilpreet K. Singh, MD, Jasdeep Badwal, MD, Ritika Vankina, MD, Santhi Gokaraju, MD, Jennifer Friderici, MS, Scott Halista, MD, and Tara Lagu, MD, MPH

Commentary on “Use of Rheumatologic Testing in Patients Who Eventually Receive a Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis”
Kam A. Newman, MD, and MohamadOmid Edrissian, MD

Intravascular Iodinated Contrast Is an Independent Cause of Acute Kidney Injury Following Coronary Angiography
Srijan Tandukar, MD, Helbert Rondon-Berrios, MD, MS, and Steven D. Weisbord, MD, MSc

Sports-Injury Encephalopathy
Angeline Prabhu, MD, Bilal Abaid, MD, Samreen Fathima, MD, Shivani Naik, MD, and Steven Lippmann, MD

Venous Thromboembolism: Are NOACs the Right Initial Drug of Choice for Unprovoked Venous Thromboembolism?
Ahmed K. Pasha, MD, Anupa Baral, MD, and Ahmed K. Pasha, MD Anupa Baral, MD

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