Clinical Outcomes of Noninvasive Ventilation in Asthma, Bronchiectasis, and Other COPD: Erratum

In the February 2021 issue of Southern Medical Journal, in the article by Nemeh et al, “Clinical Outcomes of Noninvasive Ventilation in Asthma, Bronchiectasis, and Other COPD”, the third author’s last name was misspelled. The author’s name should have appeared as Emmanuella Oduguwa.

Posted in: Pulmonary Disease15


Know Your Guidelines 2022 Series: The ASCO Management of Dyspnea in Advanced Cancer Guideline Review

Dyspnea is a subjective, yet complex experience of breathlessness, even in the absence of overt hypoxia. Although the pathophysiology of dyspnea is not fully understood, abnormalities of sensation in the brainstem, chest wall, and lungs play a role. Because of the limits of objective findings, many clinicians easily overlook this…

Posted in: Medical Oncology37

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Patient Experiences at California Crisis Pregnancy Centers: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Online Crowd-Sourced Reviews, 2010–2019

Objectives: Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) are nonprofit antiabortion organizations that claim provision of pregnancy resources. With the Reproduction Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency Act repealed, CPCs are no longer mandated to share information on state-funded family planning and abortion services. As patients increasingly seek healthcare guidance online, we evaluated…

Posted in: Pregnancy24

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Moral Elevation, Physician Role Models, and Selected Markers of Professional Identity Formation and Well-Being: A Secondary Analysis from Two National Surveys

 Objectives: Moral elevation is the underlying emotion that arises when witnessing admirable acts, and it is theorized to be the psychological mechanism driving the impact that positive clinical role models have on medical students’ professional identity formation (eg, growth in professional virtues, higher sense of meaning, and well-being). This proof-of-concept…


Medical Futility: Choosing the Next Intervention

Medical futility is not a new problem. Most of our patients will someday face the overwhelming probability that their time to die is near. The question for us and our patients is whether we should move forward with an additional intervention when we doubt its success.

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Mode of Physical Activity Participation in US Adults: A Regional Perspective

Objective: Examine the mode of physical activity (PA) participation in United States adults by US Census region. Methods: The study sample (N = 323,435) included adult (18 years of age and older) participants from the 2019 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Participants reported meeting both aerobic and muscle strengthening activity…

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Knowing Your Guidelines in 2022

The fast pace of clinical practice guideline publication makes it difficult to keep up with all of the latest advances. Healthcare specialists in the outpatient setting have the unique challenge of rapidly assimilating these guidelines into clinical practice. With the large volume of evidence syntheses coming out, the Southern Medical…

Posted in: Medical Oncology37

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Impact of Bedside Rounding on Attending Teaching Evaluations

Objective: To examine associations between bedside rounding (BSR) and other rounding strategies (ORS) with resident evaluations of teaching attendings and self-reported attending characteristics. Methods: Faculty from three academic medical centers who attended resident teaching services for ≥4 weeks during the 2018–2019 academic year were invited to complete a survey about…

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CME Article: Peripartum Hypertensive Crisis Simulation and Education Initiative among Rural Emergency Departments

Objective: To determine whether the introduction of hypertensive bundles through simulation and education would result in the timely assessment and treatment of a simulated patient in a peripartum hypertensive crisis. Methods: This prospective observational pilot study evaluates the use of simulation and education on hypertension bundled care for peripartum patients…

Posted in: Obstetrics and Gynecology37 Hypertension8

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CME Article: Safety of Recombinant Zoster Vaccine in Rheumatology Patients

Objectives: Recombinant zoster vaccine (RZV) is Food and Drug Administration approved for the prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) in adults 50 years old and older. Immunocompromised subjects were excluded from the pivotal vaccine trials. We studied the safety of this vaccine in our university-affiliated rheumatology practice. Methods: This was a…

Posted in: Rheumatology and Orthopedics12

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OPEN: Disaster Preparedness Training Needs of Healthcare Workers at the US Department of Veterans Affairs

Objectives: Training healthcare workers in disaster preparedness has been shown to increase their willingness and ability to report to work during disasters. Little is known, however, about the relation between sociodemographic, household, and workforce characteristics and the desire for such training. Accordingly, this study aimed to assess healthcare workers’ desire…

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