September 13, 2021
SMJ: September 2021 Vol. 114, No. 09
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.
Association between Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers and Lung Cancer
Scott A. Helgeson, MD, Mark R. Waddle, MD, Rebecca C. Burnside, MD, Yalew T. Debella, MD, Augustine S. Lee, MD, Charles D. Burger, MD, Zhuo Li, MS, Patrick W. Johnson, , Neal M. Patel, MD
Matthew Du, BA, Hyo Jung Tak, PhD, John D. Yoon, MD
Juan Robles, MD, Tanya Anim, MD, Maria Harsha Wusu, MD, MSEd, Krys E. Foster, MD, MPH, Yury Parra, MD, Octavia Amaechi, MD, Kari-Claudia Allen, MD, MPH, Jose E. Rodríguez, MD, Kendall M. Campbell, MD, Dmitry Tumin, PhD, Judy Washington, MD
Early Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Telehealth Patterns in Primary Care, Mental Health, and Specialty Care Facilities in Texas
Omolola E. Adepoju, PhD, MPH, Minji Chae, BS, MS, M. Femi Ayadi, PhD, Omar Matuk-Villazon, MD, Winston Liaw, MD, MPH
Ali Seifi, MD, Michelle Rodriguez, JD, MD, Seyedmohammad Jafari, HBSc
CME Article: Value of Troponin in Predicting Hospital Mortality of Older Adult Patients without Suspected Acute Coronary Syndromes
Zvi Shimoni, MD, Paul Froom, MD, Jochanan Benbassat, MD
Oxygen Supplementation in COPD Exacerbation with Hypoxia and Hypercapnia: What Does the Evidence Show?
Biplab K. Saha, MD, Alyssa Bonnier, RN, BSN, Woon H. Chong, MD
CME Article: Telemetry Overuse and the Effect of Educational and Electronic Health Record-Based Interventions on an Academic Internal Medicine Ward
Peter Caldwell, MD, Logan Davies, MD, Martin White, MD, P. Adam Kelly, PhD, Jonathan Orner, MD
Hazim Bukamur, MD, Akram Alkrekshi, MD, PgDip, Heather Katz, DO, Mohamed Alsharedi, MD, Yousef R. Shweihat, MD, Nancy J. Munn, MD
Analysis of the Effects of COVID-19 Mask Mandates on Hospital Resource Consumption and Mortality at the County Level
Steven G. Schauer, DO, MS, Jason F. Naylor, PA-C, Michael D. April, MD, PhD, Brandon M. Carius, PA-C, Ian L. Hudson, DO, MPH
Could Clinician Sensitivity to Cultural and Historical Considerations Help Reduce COVID-19 Deaths among Blacks?
David Kountz, MD, Fatima Rodriguez, MD, MPH, Veronica Vital, PhD, RN, Setu Vora, MD, Ryan Gough, BS, Jessica Seyfried, MPH, MSW
Best Practices for Survey Use in Medical Education: How to Design, Refine, and Administer High-Quality Surveys
Tanya Nikiforova, MD, MS, Andrea Carter, MD, MS, Emmanuelle Yecies, MD, MS, Carla L. Spagnoletti, MD, MS