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Abstract | May 5, 2021

Parotitis as a presentation of COVID Infection

Coronavirus disease (COVID) usually presents with fever, respiratory and gastrointestinal issues. COVID infection presenting as parotid inflammation is sparsely reported in literature to date, though other viruses like mumps and rubella commonly cause parotitis. We present a patient with parotitis who tested positive for COVID.

Posted in: Infectious Disease9

SMJ Article | Original Article

COVID-19 Impact on Orthopedic Surgeons: Elective Procedures, Telehealth, and Income

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the response in orthopedic surgery to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic across the United States by surveying surgeons about their care setting, timing of restrictions on elective surgery, use of telehealth, and estimated economic impact. Methods: A survey was distributed...

Posted in: Infectious Disease31 Rheumatology and Orthopedics9

SMJ Article | Original Article

COVID-19 in a Mississippi Community Hospital

Objectives: Mississippi recorded the first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on March 11, 2020. This report describes the initial COVID-19 experience of the single healthcare system serving Jackson County, Mississippi. The intent of this retrospective review of COVID-19 hospitalized patients was to identify any characteristics or interventions amenable to...

Posted in: Infectious Disease31

SMJ Article | Original Article

Health Disparities among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Adults in Nashville, Tennessee

Objectives: Health disparities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adults are well documented, but LGBT health data at the municipal and county levels are lacking, especially in the southern United States. The objective of this study was to compare access to care, health outcomes, and behavioral risk factors between...

Posted in: Infectious Disease31 Mental Health13 Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) And Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection7

SMJ Article | Original Article

Consideration of Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases during Differential Diagnosis

Objective: Recognition and reporting of vector-borne and zoonotic disease (VBZD) cases is largely dependent upon the consideration of such diseases by healthcare practitioners during the initial diagnosis and ordering of specific confirmative diagnostic tests. This study was conducted to assess the general knowledge and understanding of VBZD transmission and clinical...

Posted in: Infectious Disease31

SMJ Article | Perspectives

COVID-19, Telemedicine, and the Demise of the Physician’s Touch

Even before the #MeToo movement, touching another person carried an element of risk. With the advent of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, that risk has intensified as a result of the role of direct contact between individuals in spreading the infection. This is not to say that the danger...

Posted in: Infectious Disease31

Podcast | Southern Medicine | March 31, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine: Thoughts from a Vaccinated Physician

The podcast will cover the COVID-19 vaccine which Dr. Hartman has received and he will discuss his opinions on the vaccine.

Posted in: Infectious Disease2

Podcast | Southern Medicine | March 8, 2021

Endocrine Disease and COVID-19

In this podcast, Dr. Veronica Piziak discusses COVID-19 and possible effects it may have on endocrine disease and explains if conditions such as thyroid cancer, Grave’s disease, and diabetes mellitus make individuals more susceptible to the virus. Dr. Piziak also provides information regarding thyroid medication and risk of viral infection.

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism1 Infectious Disease2

SMJ Article | Original Article

Epidemiology, Clinical Features, and Outcomes of Hospitalized Adults with COVID-19: Early Experience from an Academic Medical Center in Mississippi

Objectives: To describe the demographics, clinical characteristics, and outcomes of hospitalized adults with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in an academic medical center in the southern United States. Methods: Retrospective, observational cohort study of all adult patients (18 years and older) consecutively admitted with laboratory-confirmed severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 infection between...

Posted in: Infectious Disease31

SMJ Article | Original Article

Trends in Premature Deaths among Women Living with HIV/AIDS and Cervical Cancer

Objectives: There is a lack of updated information on premature death and years of potential life lost (YPLL) among human immunodeficiency (HIV)–positive women with cervical cancer. We hypothesize that increased access to preventive resources such as antiretroviral therapy, preexposure prophylaxis, and human papillomavirus vaccines has reduced premature mortality and YPLL...

Posted in: Infectious Disease31 Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) And Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection7 Gynecologic Cancer3

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