Issue - Southern Medical Association

Original Article

Effects of SARS-CoV-2 on the Practice of Otolaryngology

Objectives: Otolaryngologists in Texas have been greatly affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Executive orders and professional recommendations have changed the way otolaryngologists practice. The objective of the study was to determine the effect of COVID-19 on otolaryngologists in the state of Texas. Methods: We surveyed the Texas…

Posted in: Infectious Disease49

Original Article

Transgender-Competent Health Care: Lessons from the Community

Objectives: Transgender (trans) individuals experience high discrimination levels when accessing medical and mental health care, resulting in poorer health outcomes compared with the general population and other minority populations. A community-based research design was used to elicit direct input from the trans community about critical trans-knowledgeable care components to address…

Review Article

Sleep Disordered Breathing in Adults with Cerebral Palsy: What Do We Know So Far?

As advances in medicine continue to extend the lifespan of patients with cerebral palsy (CP), emphasis must be placed on evaluating patients for chronic health issues common in the general adult population. Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) affects a large number of otherwise healthy adults and is even more common in individuals…

Letter to the Editor

Association of the US COVID-19 Pandemic and Attenuated Influenza Detection

To the Editor: To decrease the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), 32 states initiated stay-at-home orders (“lockdowns”) by March 31, 2020.1 Influenza places a substantial burden on the United States, with up to 45 million symptomatic infections and 61,000 deaths per year,2 and an estimated total annual economic burden…

Posted in: Infectious Disease49

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Standardized Surgical Video Curriculum for Teaching Residents Principles of Abdominal Hysterectomy

Objectives: To evaluate whether an institutionally created video-based educational module will improve obstetrics and gynecology residents’ understanding of surgical anatomy and principles for performing abdominal hysterectomy. Secondary aims included evaluating the trainees’ confidence levels and perceptions before and after the educational experience and ultimately implementing the module into the program…

Posted in: Obstetrics and Gynecology29

Letter to the Editor

We Need to Stop Failing Our Patients

To the Editor: A recently published article highlighted the need for medical schools to create an environment in which minorities can thrive.1 As a black female UK medical student, I read this article and others with interest, but I would like to share my thoughts on how the lack of…

Original Article

CME Article: Incidence of Refeeding Syndrome in Pediatric Inpatients at the US–Mexico Border

Objectives: Refeeding syndrome is a life-threatening, physiological process that occurs when patients with severe malnutrition are too rapidly rehabilitated, leading to the development of electrolyte abnormalities. Hypophosphatemia, a hallmark of the disease, has most commonly been studied, because it is recognized to result in cardiac arrhythmias, seizures, cardiac failure, respiratory…

Original Article

Training Appalachian Kentucky Youth Cancer Advocates

Objectives: Kentucky has the highest cancer incidence and mortality rates in the United States, with the Appalachian region experiencing the highest of those rates. Cancer advocacy, which is defined as providing support to cancer patients and their communities, represents a means of decreasing the cancer cases in Appalachian Kentucky. This…

Posted in: Medical Oncology29

Original Article

Negative Healthcare Experiences, Healthcare-Seeking Behavior, and Mental Health in Tampa Bay Area Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Individuals

Objective: This study describes the prevalence of negative healthcare experiences, depression, and anxiety in the Tampa Bay transgender and gender non-conforming population. Methods: Participants completed a survey encompassing healthcare interactions and validated mental health questionnaires. Results: In total, 61% of participants experienced conversion therapy and 54% have been denied care….

Posted in: Mental Health32

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Child Sleep and Parent Depressive Symptoms

Objectives: Parent distress and child sleep problems have been associated in earlier research. The present study expands on past research on parent depressive symptoms and their child’s sleep. This study examines the relation between parents who screen positive for depressive symptoms and their perception of their child’s sleep. Methods: Three…

Posted in: Mental Health32