Issue - Southern Medical Association

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Charles Alton Farmer, MD, FACEP Incoming President of SMA

The Southern Medical Association is pleased to announce the installation of Charles Alton Farmer, MD, FACEP, as President during the 98th Annual Scientific Assembly in New Orleans in November.

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Assembly Planning Team

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly

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Clinical Outcomes in ALLHAT Antihypertensive Trial Participants with Type 2 Diabetes, Impaired Fasting Glucose, and Normoglycemia.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Cardiology

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Ezetimibe Coadministered with Statin Therapy Significantly Reduces LDL-C and Improves Goal Attainment in Patients with Hypercholesterolemia.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Cardiology

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Racial Differences in Echocardiographic and Electrocardiographic Parameters in an Indigent and Ethnically Diverse Population.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Cardiology

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Use of a Hand-held Assist Device for Cholesterol Management by National Cholesterol Education Panel Adult Treatment Panel III Guidelines.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Cardiology

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A Study of Homocysteine Levels in a Population of West Virginia Cardiology Patients.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Cardiology

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Assessing compliance of cardiologists with the national cholesterol education program (NCEP) III guidelines in an ambulatory care setting.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Cardiology

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Fatal Adenoviral Pneumonitis Presenting as an Opportunistic Infection in a Patient with AIDS.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Chest Diseases

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Brain Natriuretic Peptide: An Early Marker of ICU Mortality.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Chest Diseases

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The effect of CPAP therapy on sleep posture.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Chest Diseases

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Contact Hypersensitivity to Methyl Red in Female Balb/C Mice.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Dermatology

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Eosinophilic Folliculitis in Two HIV-positive Women: Case Reports and Literature Review.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Dermatology

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Doxorubicin-Induced Cardiomyopathy and Hyperpigmentation: A Common Pathogenesis?

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Dermatology

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Burn Prevention Knowledge and Education in the Emergency Department.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Emergency Medicine

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Reasons Why Paramedics Do Not Administer Aspirin to Patients Complaining of Chest Pain.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Emergency Medicine

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Urinary Tract Infection Must Be Excluded in Infants Less than 3 Months of Age with Fever and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV).

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Emergency Medicine

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Acute Cecal Diverticulitis Mimicking Appendicitis in a 16-year-old Female.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Emergency Medicine

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Syndromic Surveillance for Infectious Disease Outbreaks Using Chief Complaint Data.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Emergency Medicine

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Ketamine Versus Opioids and Midazolam for Conscious Sedation in Children in the Emergency Department.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Emergency Medicine

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Ischemic Electrocardiographic Changes from Severe Heat Stroke.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Emergency Medicine

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Dissecting Thoracic Aorta: A Split Decision Making.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Emergency Medicine

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Rapidly Evolving Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in a Patient with Idiopathic Aortitis.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Family Practice

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Is It Bioterrorism? Investigating an Infectious Disease Outbreak.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Family Practice

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Adding Bariatrics to Your Medical Practice.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Family Practice

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Improving Key Aspects of Ambulatory Population Based Measures for Diabetes Care in the Ambulatory Setting.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Family Practice

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Esophageal Food Impaction in Children: Two Cases of Unusual Causes.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Family Practice

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Recurrent Carcinoid Twenty-two Years Following Bronchial Carcinoid Resection.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Family Practice

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End-stage Dilated Cardiomyopathy in a 25-year-old Presenting with Symptoms of Gluten Enteropathy.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Family Practice

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Postpartum Aortic Dissection: A Case Report and Brief Literature Review.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Family Practice

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A New Look at Irritable Bowel Syndrome and a Proposed Treatment Plan.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Gastroenterology

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Acute Pancreatitis as a Manifestation of HIV Seroconversion.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Gastroenterology

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Inhibitory Effects of Genistein on Cytokine Expression in Colonic Epithelial Cell Line.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Gastroenterology

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A Primary Case Presentation of Nephrolithiasis from Enteric Hyperoxaluria Due to Crohn's Disease.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Gastroenterology

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Gastrointestinal Histoplasmosis in an Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Patient.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Gastroenterology

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Post Gastrectomy Mass: To Be TB or not to Be TB.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Gastroenterology

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Cardiac Perforation and Tamponade During Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) Placement.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Gastroenterology

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Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer Presenting in a Young Asymptomatic Patient: An Uncommon Entity with an Ominous Prognosis.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Gastroenterology

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Short-term Effects of Midodrine and Octreotide on Renal Function and Mortality in Patients with Type I Hepatorenal Syndrome.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Gastroenterology

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Liquid Medication Please: An Esophageal Stricture Case Report.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Geriatric Medicine

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Thiamine Deficiency in Alzheimer's Disease.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Geriatric Medicine

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Failure to Thrive, a Geriatric Syndrome.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Geriatric Medicine

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Treating Stress Incontinent Women with Duloxetine Does not Induce Mood Elevation.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Gynecology and Obstetrics

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Does Discolored Amniotic Fluid at Genetic Amniocentesis Really Matter?

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Gynecology and Obstetrics

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Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Underreported in Primiparous.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Gynecology and Obstetrics

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Follow-up of a Five Year Residency Curriculum in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Family Practice.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Gynecology and Obstetrics

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Frequency of Cervical Stenosis and Persistent Disease Following Treatment of Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions (SIL) with Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) vs Cryotherapy.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Gynecology and Obstetrics

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Pulmonary Embolism and Von Willebrand Disease.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Internal Medicine

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Impact of Physician Versus Nurse Driven Models on Influenza and Pneumococcal Immunization in Hospitalized Patients.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Internal Medicine

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Early Diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease by Diffusion-weighted MRI.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Internal Medicine

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Low-Dose Amiodarone Causes Cirrhosis: A Case Report.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Internal Medicine

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Pseudo-downhill Varices of the Esophagus.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Internal Medicine

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Prison Doctors in the 21st Century.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Internal Medicine

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The Metabolic Fitness Quotient.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Internal Medicine

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Use of Drug Testing to Treat Substance Abuse and Pain in Primary Care.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Internal Medicine

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Behcet Syndrome: A Case Report and Therapeutic Strategies.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Internal Medicine

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Rare Association: Possible Myocarditis Secondary to Influenza Vaccination.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Internal Medicine

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Membranous Nephropathy Associated with Psoriasis.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Internal Medicine

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Acute Flaccid Paralysis Due to West Nile Fever.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Internal Medicine

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Abdominal Pain Secondary to Pylephlebitis: An Uncommon Disease of the Portal Venous System, Treated with Local Thrombolytic Therapy.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Internal Medicine

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One Year Outcome of Renal Transplant Patients Receiving Induction Therapy with Thymoglobulin Versus Basiliximab.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Internal Medicine

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A Puzzling Case of Hypoglycemia: The Clue in the Medication History.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Internal Medicine

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Acute Pulmonary Edema During Infliximab Infusion.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Internal Medicine

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Familial Partial Lipodystrophy: Köbberling-Dunnigan Syndrome.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Internal Medicine

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Update on Vibrio Vulnificus Infections in Louisiana: 1977–2002.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Internal Medicine

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Predictors of Sputum-culture Conversion in the Era of Re-emergent Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in the State of North Carolina, 1993–1998.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Internal Medicine

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Beware of Air: Pneumatosis Cystoides Coli: Unusual Finding on Screening Colonoscopy of Asymptomatic Patient.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Internal Medicine

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Cladophialaphora Bantianum Brain Abscess: A Case Report.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Internal Medicine

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Differentiating Between Hypertensive Emergencies and Urgencies.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Internal Medicine

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Rhabdomyolysis and Aeromonas Infection after Environmental Exposure.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Internal Medicine

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The Utility of Carotid Doppler Ultrasound in the Evaluation of Presyncope and Syncope.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Internal Medicine

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Sex on the Brain: Remembering Neurosyphilis.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Neurology

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Malignant Meningeal Melanomatosis with Possible Case of Neurocutaneous Melanomatosis.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Neurology

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Evaluation of Children with Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) Shunts and Signs and Symptoms Suggesting Shunt Malfunction and Infection.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Neurosurgery

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The Epitrochlear Lymph Node: An Unusual Physical Finding in Lymphoma with Important Clinical Significance.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Oncology

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Skin Metastasis in a Previously Irradiated Field from Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Cervix.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Oncology

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Unusual and Extremely Rare Presentation of Multiple Myeloma with Extra-medullary Plasmacytomas: A Case Report.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Oncology

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AIDS-related Lymphoma (ARL) Presenting as Cauda Equina Syndrome.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Oncology

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Simultaneous Presentation of Hodgkins and Follicular Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in a Previously Healthy Male.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Oncology

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First Case Report of XELODA Induced Coronary Artery Disease.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Oncology

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Early Stage Rectal Cancer Metastatic to the Ovary.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Oncology

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Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Merkel Cell Cancer.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Oncology

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Cadaveric Biomechanical Analysis of Insufficiency Fracture Fixation Techniques.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

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Contribution of the Perichondrial Ring to Capital Femoral Epiphysis in Torsion.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

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Assessment of Four Midcarpal Radiologic Determinations.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

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Fulminant Course of Wegener's Granulomatosis.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Pathology

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Bordetella Bronchiseptica Pneumonia in an HIV-positive Animal Care Worker.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Pathology

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Recurrent Pulmonary Thromboemboli Diagnosed at Autopsy.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Pathology

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A Case of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Pathology

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Meperidine and Seizures in a 16-year-old.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

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Cefepime Induced Bone Marrow Suppression in a Child with Osteomyelitis.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

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Altered Mental Status in Children Presenting to an Emergency Department.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

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Parapharyngeal Abscess in a Child Mimicking Torticollis.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

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Seizures from Severe Hyponatremia in an Infant with Inflicted Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

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The Influence of Personality Traits on Stability of Medical Specialty Choice.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Psychiatry

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Effective Non-pharmaceutical Management of Depression.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Psychiatry

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An Eating Disorder in an Eight Year Old Girl.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Psychiatry

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Radiological, Clinical, and Pathological Findings in Pseudosubarachnoid Hemorrhage.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Radiology

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Radiological Signs of Paget's Disease.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Radiology

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Manifestations of Skeletal Syphilis from New Born to Adulthood.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Radiology

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Conversion of 35 mm Text Slides into PowerPoint Using Direct Optical Character Recognition Technology.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Radiology

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Can You Predict Myocardial Uptake of F-18 Fluoro-deoxy-glucose (FDG) from Fasting Plasma Glucose?

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Radiology

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Radiofrequency Ablation of Stage I and II Primary NSCLC.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Radiology

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The Physics of Radiofrequency Ablation vs Cryoablation for Renal Cell Carcinoma.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Radiology

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Percutaneous MRI Guided Cryoablation of Painful Skeletal Metastasis.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Radiology

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Physiological Localization of F-18 Fluoro-deoxyglucose (FDG): A Potential Source of False-positive FDG Scans for Cancer.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Radiology

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Positron Emission Tomography in Laryngeal Cancer.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Radiology

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No Fun in the Sun: A Case of Idiopathic Porphyria Cutanea Tarda in a Patient with Systemic Scleroderma.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Rheumatology

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Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome Masquerading as Raynaud's Syndrome: Case Report and Literature Review.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Rheumatology

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A Resistant Case of Fulminant Lupus Profundus.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Rheumatology

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Paget's Disease of the Nipple: Analysis of Survival Factors.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Surgery

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Carcinoid in a Meckel's Diverticulum: An Unusual Cause of Small Bowel Obstruction.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Surgery

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Hand-assisted Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy Is Associated with a Low Rate of Complications.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Surgery

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Transplantation of Adult Recipients with Single Cadaveric Kidneys from Pediatric Donors Weighing <25 kg is a Reliable Option.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Surgery

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Thoracoscopic Drainage of Empyema.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Surgery

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The Soul of the Surgeon&colon; Annotations.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Surgery

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Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy of Solid Renal Masses Without Hilar Clamping Using a Monopolar Radiofrequency Device (TissueLink).

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Urology

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Interstitial Cystitis in Men with an Observed Higher Incidence in Native American Men of Cherokee Descent.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Urology

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Abdominal Sacral Colpopexy in the Management of Vaginal Vault Prolapse&colon; Technique and Two-year Follow-up.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Urology

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Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty for Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction&colon; Comparing DaVinci Robotic to Classic Laparoscopy.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Urology

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The Urodynamic Evaluation of Stress Urinary Incontinence&colon; Defining the Role.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Urology

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The Etiology and Treatment of Urethro-cavernosal Fistula Following Surgical Shunting Procedure for Low-flow Priapism.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Urology

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Laparoscopic Nephroureterectomy&colon; Choosing an Approach to Simplify Lower Ureteral and Bladder Cuff Resection.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Urology

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Surgical Treatment of Severe Chronic Genital Edema, Refractory to Medical Management.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Urology

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Laparoscopic Ablation/Decortication in the Treatment of Symptomatic Large Benign Renal Cysts&colon; Outcomes Survey Results.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Urology

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Artificial Urinary Sphincter in High Risk Patients&colon; Assessment of Patient Satisfaction.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Urology

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Hydrophilic-coated Inflatable Penile Prosthesis&colon; One-year Experience.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Urology

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Endoscopic Management of Ureterovaginal Fistula Following Hysterectomy.

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Oral Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Papers: Section on Urology

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All That Wheezes Is Not Asthma. ALI-1

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Allergy and Immunology

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Patients with a History of Anaphylaxis&colon; To Beta Block or Not to Beta Block? ALI-2

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Allergy and Immunology

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Procainamide-Associated Heart Valve Thrombus&colon; “In the Thick of It”. CAR-10

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Cardiology

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Left Atrial Appendage Perforation During Coronary Artery Angioplasty. CAR-7

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Cardiology

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Coronary Ectasia&colon; A Rare Manifestation of Atherosclerosis with Unsolved Questions. CAR-6

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Cardiology

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An Unnerving Case of Heart Failure. CAR-3

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Cardiology

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Chest Pain and Increased Troponin&colon; Acute Coronary Syndrome? CAR-4

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Cardiology

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A Life Threatening Rare Congenital Coronary Artery Anomaly Associated with Sudden Cardiac Death in Young People. CAR-1

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Cardiology

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Chloroquine Cardiotoxicity&colon; Fatal but Reversible. CAR-5

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Cardiology

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When a Case Gets Under Your Skin. CAR-12

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Cardiology

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An 18 Year-old in a 78 Year-old Body&colon; An Unusual Case of Lightheadedness. CAR-2

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Cardiology

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Persistent Hypoxemia in a Patient with Right Ventricular Infarction. CAR-8

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Cardiology

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Syndrome X&colon; A Bit of a Mystery. CAR-11

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Cardiology

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Unusual Manifestation of Kaposi’s Sarcoma. DER-1

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Dermatology

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Metastatic Neuroblastoma Presenting as a Basilar Skull Fracture in a Child. EM-1

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Emergency Medicine

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Propofol for Deep Procedural Sedation in the Pediatric Population. EM-3

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Emergency Medicine

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Anion Gap Is not a Reliable Screening Test for Lactic Acidosis in Emergency Department Patients. EM-4

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Emergency Medicine

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Primary Pyogenic Psoas Abscess&colon; A Case Report. EM-2

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Emergency Medicine

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Necrotizing Immunoblastic and Lymphoid Hyperplasia Mimicking Nasopharyngeal Lymphoma. FP-5

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Family Practice

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A Mysterious Case of Shock and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation. FP-1

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Family Practice

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Clinical Experience of a Carbohydrate-restricted Diet&colon; Effect on Diabetes Mellitus. FP-2I>

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Family Practice

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Lemierre Disease&colon; Case Report. FP-3

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Family Practice

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Management of Dyslipidemia in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease upon Discharge from a Community Hospital. FP-4

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Family Practice

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A New Extraintestinal Manifestation of Crohn’s Disease&colon; Nodular Bronchus with Eosinophilia. GAST-2

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Gastroenterology

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Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia in Treatment-Naive Chronic Hepatitis C Infection. GAST-3

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Gastroenterology

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Retroperitoneal Leiomyosarcoma Weighing Over 100 Pounds. GYN/OB-3

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Gynecology and Obstetrics

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Port Site Metastasis Remote from the Time of Initial Laparoscopy. GYN/OB-2

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Gynecology and Obstetrics

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Torsion of the Gravid Uterus with Umbilical Cord Prolapse and Subsequent Posterior Hysterotomy. GYN/OB-4

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Gynecology and Obstetrics

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Isolated Femoral Dysplasia Is a Sonographic Manifestation of Congenital Rickets. GYN/OB-1

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Gynecology and Obstetrics

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Clinical and Epidemiological Profiles of Bacterial and Fungal Meningitis in Two Baltimore Hospitals. MED-8

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Internal Medicine

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Severe Thrombocytopenia Secondary to Plasmodium Vivax Infection. MED-19

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Internal Medicine

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Metastatic Thyroid Cancer with a Histologically Normal Thyroid. MED-16

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Internal Medicine

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Unusual Presentation of Myasthenia Gravis with Isolated Neck Muscle Weakness. MED-24

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Internal Medicine

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“Doctor, I Have These Bumps”&colon; The Mystery of Multiple Ulcerative Nodules. MED-1

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Internal Medicine

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Adult Malrotation Mimicking Pancreatic Pathology. MED-4

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Internal Medicine

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A Case of Recurrent Necrotizing Fasciitis. MED-2

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Internal Medicine

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Successful Use of Eporpostenol in the Treatment of SLE Induced Pulmonary Hypertension. MED-22

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Internal Medicine

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Nocardial Brain Abscess Mimicking Stroke in a Patient with Wegener’s Granulomatosis and Hypothyroidism. MED-17

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Internal Medicine

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An Unusual Cause of Poisoning. MED-5

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Internal Medicine

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Unusual Cause of Refractory Nausea and Vomiting in a Diabetic Male. MED-23

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Internal Medicine

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Cephalexin Induced Henoch-Schonlein Purpura. MED-7

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Internal Medicine

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A Pleural Effusion in a Healthy Patient Manifesting as Nephrotic Syndrome. MED-3

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Internal Medicine

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Paget’s Disease in the Differential Diagnosis of Hypercalcemia. MED-18

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Internal Medicine

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Cryptococcal Meningitis&colon; An Unusual Presentation. MED-10

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Internal Medicine

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Idiopathic Retroperitoneal Fibrosis&colon; Case-report. MED-13

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Internal Medicine

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Disseminated Aspergillosis in a Patient with Two Different Types of Cancer. MED-11

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Internal Medicine

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Case Control Study Evaluating Factors and Outcomes of Patients with Unplanned Endotracheal Extubation&colon; 11 Month Experience. MED-6

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Internal Medicine

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Management of Fluconazole Resistant Candidal Esophagitis in an HIV-Infected Patient. MED-15

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Internal Medicine

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Spontaneous Intramural Small Bowel Hemorrhage&colon; A Rare Complication of Anti-coagulation. MED-21

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Internal Medicine

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Solumedrol versus dexamethasone in the management of acute exarcerbations of COPD. The SOLVeD study. MED-20

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Internal Medicine

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Lung Cancer Presenting as an Oral Mass. MED-14

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Internal Medicine

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Dyslipidemia Control in Patients with Known Arterial Disease after Discharge from a Lipid Clinic. MED-25

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Internal Medicine

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Ephedra Induced Renal Failure. MED-12

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Internal Medicine

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Crohn’s Disease Presenting as a Life-Threatening Retropharyngeal Abscess. MED-9

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Internal Medicine

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The Effect of a Board Preparation Program Targeted at Residents with Low In-Training Examination Scores. MMA-3

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Medical Management and Administration

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Effect of Resident Work Hour Restrictions on Medical Student Work Hours. MMA-2

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Medical Management and Administration

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Burnout in Medical Students&colon; Examining the Prevalence and Predisposing Factors During the Four Years of Medical School. MMA-1

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Medical Management and Administration

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A Rare Case of Devic’s Syndrome in a 60 Year-old Female. NEURO-1

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Neurology

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Early Treatment of Migraine&colon; Results of a Prospective, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial Using Eletriptan. NEURO-2

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Neurology

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Switching to Eletriptan in Migraineurs with Unsatisfactory Response to Rizatriptan. NEURO-4

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Neurology

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Functional Disability and Reduction in Quality of Life Associated with Migraine in the Primary Care Setting. NEURO-3

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Neurology

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Cervical Interbody Cage and Plate Constructs in Multilevel Anterior Fusion. NS-2

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Neurosurgery

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Two Level Anterior Fusion with Stand-alone BAK-C Cages. NS-1

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Neurosurgery

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Plasmablastic Lymphoma in an Immunocompetent Elderly Patient. ONC-2

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Oncology

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Cutaneous Metastases from Cervical Carcinoma in a Previously Irradiated Field. ONC-1

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Oncology

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Evaluation of Choroidal Osteoma by Optical Coherence Tomography. OPH-1

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Ophthalmology

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Squamous Epithelium-lined Cystic Lesion with Cytologic Atypia in Benign Inguinal Lymph Node. PAT-7

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Pathology

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Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis in Liver&colon; Single Organ Involvement in a Child. PAT-5

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Pathology

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Hemoglobin H Disease Mimics a Normal Pattern on Hemoglobin Electrophoresis. PAT-3

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Pathology

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An Unusual Case of Synovial Sarcoma Arising from the Chest Wall. PAT-1

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Pathology

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Hemoglobin S/Montgomery Trait Masquerading as Sickle Cell Trait. PAT-4

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Pathology

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Composite Gastric Carcinoma Arising in a Background of Lymphocytic Gastritis. PAT-2

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Pathology

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Malignant Mixed Mullerian Tumor with Heterologous Elements Arising in the Fallopian Tube. PAT-6

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Pathology

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Comorbidity In Adolescents With Narcissistic Personality Features. PSN-1

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Psychiatry

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Identification of the Prodrome of Schizophrenia. PSN-2

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Psychiatry

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Percutaneous MRI Guided and Monitored Cryosurgery of Pancreatic Tumors. RAD-16

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Radiology

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Percutaneous CT Guided Radiofrequency Ablation of Very Large Liver Tumors. RAD-14

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Radiology

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Spectrum of Developmental Skeletal Anomalies. RAD-17

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Radiology

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Esophageal Diverticula&colon; Current Classification and Important Complications. RAD-5

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Radiology

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Nodular Dactylaria Pneumonia. RAD-12

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Radiology

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Interventional MRI Directed and Monitored Percutaneous Cryoablation of Renal Tumors. RAD-10

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Radiology

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The Many Faces of Indium. RAD-18

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Radiology

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Ghosts and Goblins of the Past. RAD-6

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Radiology

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Hepatic Sonographic Findings of Chronic Schistosomiasis and Complications. RAD-7

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Radiology

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Increased Incidence of Heterogeneous Appearance of Liver on Whole Body F-18 FDG PET Imaging in Heavier Patients. RAD-9

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Radiology

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Comparison Of Radiographic Techniques to Optimize Image Analysis for Evaluating Traumatized Bone Using a Rat as a Model. RAD-2

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Radiology

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Percutaneous Cryosurgery for Uterine Fibroids with Interventional Magnetic Resonance Guidance and Monitoring. RAD-13

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Radiology

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A Look at Fractures. RAD-1

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Radiology

Abstract

Percutaneous MRI Guided and Monitored Cryosurgery of Bone Tumors. RAD-15

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Radiology

Abstract

Development of a Novel Image Guided Technique for the Assessment of Osteogenesis Using a Rat Model with Induced Bone Trauma in Pre-clinical Model. RAD-4

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Radiology

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MRI Description of Knee Medial Collateral Ligament Abnormalities in the Absence of Trauma&colon; Edema Related to Osteoarthritis and Medial Meniscal Tears. RAD-11

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Radiology

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Imaging Evolution of Lung Tumors and the Complications Encountered after Percutaneous CT Guided Radiofrequency Ablation. RAD-8

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Radiology

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Conversion of 35 mm Text Slides into PowerPoint Using Direct Optical Character Recognition Technology. RAD-3

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Radiology

Abstract

Intra-muscular Gold Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Patients with Concomitant Hepatitis C Infection. RHE-2

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Rheumatology

Abstract

Enterococcal Pacemaker Endocarditis in a Patient on Etanercept. RHE-1

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Rheumatology

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Undifferentiated (Anaplastic) Carcinoma of the Pancreas with Osteoclast-like Giant Cells&colon; A Report of Long-term Survival. SUR-2

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Surgery

Abstract

Morbid Pannus Syndrome&colon; Treatment with Serial Surgical Procedures. SUR-1

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Surgery

Abstract

Impact of Age, Number of Biopsies and Prostate Volume on the Outcome of Local Anesthesia in Transrectal Ultrasound-Guided Prostate Needle Biopsy. URO-4

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Urology

Abstract

Is There a Need for a Simpler Algorithm for the Management of Female UI? URO-6

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Urology

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Long Term Results of Retrograde Ureteroscopic Endopyelotomy for Uretero-Pelvic-Junction Obstruction. URO-8

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Urology

Abstract

Local Anesthetic for Prostate Biopsies Without TRUS. URO-7

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Urology

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A Case of Recurrent Acute Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and Prostatitis&colon; The Value of a Detailed History. URO-1

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Urology

Abstract

Intraoperative Anaphylaxis Secondary to Latex Allergies. URO-5

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Urology

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The Symptoms and Treatment of Cowper’s Syringoceles in Children&colon; Two Case Presentations. URO-9

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Urology

Abstract

Advanced Pediatric Renal Laparoscopy&colon; A Minimally Invasive Option. URO-2

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Urology

Abstract

Duloxetine Efficacy in the Treatment of Various Levels of Stress Urinary Incontinence Severity. URO-3

Annual Supplement of Abstracts: Southern Medical Association's 98th Annual Scientific Assembly: Poster Abstracts: Abstracts of Scientific Posters: Section on Urology

Original Article

Long-term Mortality of Patients Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit for Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Objectives: Long-term mortality data for gastrointestinal (GI) bleeders is scarce in the literature. The aim of this prospective study was to determine the long-term mortality of patients admitted to two intensive care units with a primary diagnosis of GI bleeding. Methods: The charts of patients admitted to the medical intensive…

Original Article

Leukemoid Reactions Complicating Colitis due to Clostridium difficile

Background: We sought to describe the characteristics of patients who had Clostridium difficile colitis complicated by leukemoid reactions (total leukocyte count greater than 35 × 109/L) and to determine whether this complication is associated with higher morbidity or mortality than C difficile colitis without leukemoid reactions. Methods: We performed a…

Original Article

Pregnant Adolescents’ Preferences for Labor Pain Management

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine the obstetric anesthesia method used, based on the patient’s age. Confounding variables analyzed were the effect on labor pain management choices of parity, race, prenatal care participation, insurance status, and length of labor. Methods: This was a case control study from…

Expired CME Credit Submission and Evaluation Form

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Review Article

Pheochromocytoma and Myocardial Infarction

Pheochromocytomas are rare chromaffin cell tumors, 90% of which arise from the adrenal glands. Pheochromocytomas presenting with true myocardial infarction are even more rare. We report a 76-year-old man who had a previously undiagnosed pheochromocytoma, and presented with the uncommon complication of myocardial infarction. Our high-risk patient was managed with…

Review Article

Clinical Use of C-reactive Protein for Cardiovascular Disease

Recent evidence supports an association between elevation of inflammatory markers, such as C-reactive protein, and subsequent cardiovascular disease risk. The American Heart Association released guidelines in 2003 to help clinicians know when to use such markers. Because inflammatory markers are associated with diabetes, obesity, and hypertension, knowledge of the role…

Review Article

Skin Toxicity During Breast Irradiation: Pathophysiology and Management

Radiotherapy is a critical component in the treatment of breast cancer, a disease that is estimated to have affected 203,500 US women in 2002. According to the data from some series, an estimated 90% of patients treated with radiotherapy for breast cancer will develop a degree of radiation-induced dermatitis. This…

Case Report

Delayed Hemopericardium After Penetrating Chest Trauma: Thoracoscopic Pericardial Window as a Therapeutic Option

A 41-year-old male developed a hemothorax after sustaining a stab wound in the right chest. The patient was managed conservatively with thoracostomy tube drainage for 3 days and was subsequently discharged home. Two weeks later the patient returned to the hospital with pleuritic chest pain and shortness of breath. Imaging…

Case Report

Peduncular Hallucinosis: Unusual Complication of Cardiac Catheterization

Peduncular hallucinosis (PH) is a rare form of visual hallucination characterized by vivid, nonstereotypical visual images of people, animals, and plants of brief duration that are nonthreatening to the patient. The clinical syndrome of PH consists of formed visual hallucinations, localizing signs of the offending lesion, and sleep disturbances. In…

Case Report

Evolving Infectious Aortitis Caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae

Infections of major vessels leading to mycotic aneurysms can be a diagnostic dilemma for clinicians, and can be accompanied by a high mortality rate. Successful treatment of this condition often requires a high index of suspicion and prompt medical and surgical attention. The authors report two cases of infectious aortitis…

Case Report

Fulminant Myocarditis Presenting with Wide Complex Tachycardia

Fulminant myocarditis is an uncommon diagnosis characterized by cardiac failure preceded by symptoms of a viral illness. Presentation can frequently mimic acute myocardial infarction. The electrocardiographic changes are frequently nonspecific, but include ST segment elevation and T wave changes, as well as conduction abnormalities. We report the case of a…

Case Report

20-Year Follow-up of a Patient with Coronary Artery Spasm

The authors present a 20-year follow-up of a patient with well-documented coronary artery spasm, who initially presented with syncope. The patient had excellent response to calcium channel antagonists and long-acting nitrates. Key Points * Coronary aretery spasm can present as syncope. * Patients respond to treatment with calcium channel antagonist…

Case Report

Tenecteplase and Return of Spontaneous Circulation After Refractory Cardiopulmonary Arrest

Even with the benefit of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the prognosis of cardiac arrest remains poor. Multiple case series describe survival with the use of thrombolytic therapy for refractory cardiac arrest. Presumably thrombolysis treats that subset of cardiac arrest cases resulting from fulminant pulmonary embolism, or perhaps massive myocardial infarctions. Published reports…

Letter to the Editor

Dermatitis Artefacta in a Patient with Recurrent Larynx Cancer: A Rare Self-inflicted Dermatosis

Dermatitis artefacta is one of the self-induced dermatological disorders, which is also referred to as a variant of the obsessive-compulsive disorder.1 Although it is a rare disorder, the lesions may be reminiscent of various dermatoses.2

Original Article

Clinical Correlation Between Effective Anticoagulants and Risk of Stroke: Are We Using Evidence-based Strategies?

Objectives: Despite evidence supporting anticoagulant use in atrial fibrillation, this modality is not fully utilized. Methods: Retrospective chart review of 297 patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation between 1997 to 2000. 124 patients received warfarin and 166 did not; 91 patients suffered stroke. Results: Age (P = 0.232) and gender (P…

Original Article

A Systematic Approach to Managing Hypertension and the Metabolic Syndrome in Primary Care

Objectives: Obesity is driving a high prevalence of hypertension and metabolic syndrome-related risk and disease. This report summarizes the impact of a standardized, evidence-based approach to managing high blood pressure and associated metabolic syndrome abnormalities that was developed and implemented by one Clinical Hypertension Specialist. Methods: Longitudinal data on blood…

Original Article

Brachial Blood Pressure Monitoring Versus Ankle Monitoring During Colonoscopy

Objectives: To compare ankle and brachial blood pressure monitoring before and during colonoscopy using automated noninvasive blood pressure (NIBP) monitors. Methods: Forty-five consecutive patients who presented for outpatient colonoscopy had both ankle and brachial blood pressure monitoring with automated NIBP using an appropriately sized cuff for arm or leg size….

Original Article

Measuring Provider Compliance with Ischemic Heart Disease Guidelines

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to assess the relationships among provider beliefs, attitudes, and intention to use Veterans Health Administration guidelines for ischemic heart disease (IHD). Methods: A self-administered written questionnaire was mailed to providers at six Veterans Administration hospitals in a Veterans Integrated Service Network. The questionnaire…

Original Article

Erythema Marginatum and Hereditary Angioedema

Objective: To search for anaphylatoxin activity in plasma during episodes of erythema marginatum, and to evaluate the histology of erythema marginatum by electron microscopy and immunohistologic techniques. Methods: Plasma samples were studied for C5a activity by granulocyte aggregation, and C3 conversion by immunoelectrophoresis. A skin biopsy of erythema marginatum was…

Original Article

Predictive Power of Cardiovascular Risk Factors for Detecting Peripheral Vascular Disease

Objectives: Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is underdiagnosed in primary care due to the absence of established criteria to warrant diagnostic testing. Our goal was to establish a risk factor hierarchy to enable earlier diagnosis of PVD. Methods: Data sets of 142 patients with abnormal ankle brachial indices (ABI) were randomly…

Author Index

Author Index

Case Report

Elevation of the Tumor Marker CA125 in Right Heart Failure

Carbohydrate antigen 125, known as a marker for ovarian cancer, has been reported to be elevated in heart failure caused by left ventricular dysfunction. A case of elevated carbohydrate antigen 125 in isolated right heart failure due to atrial septal defect with preserved left ventricular function is reported. Key Points…

Case Report

A Case Of Congestive Heart Failure Due To Reversible Dilated Cardiomyopathy Caused By Hyperthyroidism

Thyrotoxicosis is an uncommon cause of low-output congestive heart failure. The case of a 41-year-old male who presented with severe symptomatic congestive heart failure, and was subsequently diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy secondary to hyperthyroidism, is presented. The cause of his hyperthyroidism was Graves disease. Despite an initial left ventricular systolic…

Case Report

Endometriosis of the Pancreas Presenting as a Cystic Pancreatic Neoplasm with Possible Metastasis

The authors report a case of endometriosis that presented as a cystic mass in the tail of the pancreas, leading to extensive evaluation and ultimately a major surgical resection. The diagnosis was made by histopathological evaluation, revealing endometrial glands and stroma in the wall of the mass with hemorrhagic fluid…

Case Report

Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis Presenting as Loss of the Metallic Click Sound

Prosthetic valve endocarditis is a significant infection. It is often serious, and may result in a complicated course leading to valvular malfunction. We present the case of a 50-year-old male with an aortic Medtronic Hall valve, who presented with loss of his normal metallic click. A transthoracic echocardiogram confirmed the…

Expired CME Article

Proteinuria and Microalbuminuria in Adults: Significance, Evaluation, and Treatment

Expired CME Article – Proteinuria and Microalbuminuria in Adults: Significance, Evaluation, and Treatment

Editorial

Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation: A Need for Effective Anticoagulation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) occurs in 2 to 4% of the population aged 60 years and older and in up to 10% of the population above the age of 80 years. In the Framingham study, AF was found to be responsible for approximately one-sixth of all ischemic strokes in people older…

Editorial

A Stitch in Time: Predicting Long-term Survival After Acute Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

Since the advent of endoscopic imaging technology, a large literature has accrued regarding its impact on the diagnosis and treatment of acute gastrointestinal hemorrhage (AGIH). Attempts to distill this vast body of information into a format allowing simple and accurate categorization of rebleeding risk and short- and long-term mortality has…

Editorial

Thoracoscopic Approach to Delayed Hemopericardium

Delayed hemopericardium has been reported following blunt and penetrating trauma.1–5 It has also been reported following blunt trauma presenting as cardiac tamponade.6 The possibility of a pericarditis from the accumulated blood and subsequent increase in size, which warrants surgical therapy, has been discussed by Karmy-Jones et al.6

Expired CME Article

Proteinuria and Microalbuminuria

Expired CME Article – Proteinuria and Microalbuminuria

Article

The Patient’s Page

Radiation to the breast can cause a variety of skin changes. These are usually divided into two groups: early effects and late effects.

Letter to the Editor

Problems with Subjective In-training Evaluations

How does a program assess the clinical performance of physician trainees? In-training evaluations (ITEs) were created for this purpose.1 ITEs should be based on training objectives, recent faculty observations, and reflect a fair and equitable process. However, most ITEs are subjective1 and can thus be subject to many kinds of…

Letter to the Editor

Antenatal Diagnosis of an Extrahepatic Portal Vein Aneurysm

We are writing to report an infant antenatally diagnosed with an extrahepatic portal vein aneurysm. A healthy 30-year-old female underwent an antenatal sonogram at 34 weeks’ gestation. A large flowing vessel was noted near the midline, in proximity to the caudate lobe of the liver. Following an otherwise unremarkable pregnancy,…

Letter to the Editor

Infective Endocarditis Due to Providencia stuartii

Infective endocarditis (IE) is a common and, if untreated, a uniformly fatal disease. The incidence of IE continues to rise, with a yearly incidence of about 15,000 to 20,000 new cases.1 Moreover, the incidence of IE is about 1 per 1,000 hospital admissions, with infected patients having a mean age…

Letter to the Editor

Apolipoprotein ε4 Homozygosity and Essential Hypertension

A 67-year-old Greek woman with a body mass index of 25 kg/m2 was referred to the Lipid Clinic for dyslipidemia. She had stopped smoking 20 years previously, had been treated for hypertension for the past 10 years, and suffered a myocardial infarction 3 years prior. Her family history included stroke…

Subject Index

Subject Index