Specialties - Southern Medical Association

View all content in this specialty

Abstract | May 7, 2021

A Pediatric Community Health Needs Assessment to Optimize Resources and Address Identified Community Needs in Thomaston, GA

Health outcomes in the United States can differ based on geographic location. The health service infrastructure, health service utilization, health status and access to care can be impacted by location which can create disparities distributed between cities and rural areas.

Posted in: Women’s & Children’s Health21

Abstract | May 6, 2021

Improving Discussions and Documentation of E-cigarette Use During Well-Child Visits in an Adolescent Medicine Clinic

Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use has become increasingly popular among adolescents and young adults. Ongoing evidence suggests that e-cigarettes, commonly containing nicotine, are associated with adverse health outcomes when used during adolescence and young adulthood, such as lung injury, long-term effects on the developing brain, and increased rates of other substance use.

Posted in: Women’s & Children’s Health21

Abstract | May 6, 2021

Perceived Quality of Care and Maternal/Infant Health Outcomes and PPD

The link between poor prenatal care and poor birth outcomes emphasizes the need to improve the quality of such care to improve maternal and infant health. Yet, more studies are needed to examine the influence of quality of care measures such as communication and the perceptions of quality of care to birth outcomes.

Posted in: Women’s & Children’s Health21

Abstract | May 6, 2021

Doege-Potter Syndrome: A Case of Tumor-Induced Hypoglycemia

Doege-Potter syndrome is a paraneoplastic syndrome characterized by hypoglycemia in association with solitary fibrous tumor. Hypoglycemia results from tumor secretion of IGF-2, a hormone with structural similarity to insulin. Definitive treatment of SFT is surgical resection; however, in unresectable cases, systemic therapy and selective embolization can be considered to slow tumor progression, while glucocorticoids can be used to treat hypoglycemia.

Posted in: Women’s & Children’s Health21

Abstract | November 13, 2020

Maternal Kratom use: A novel cause of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome – A case series and literature review

Maternal opioid use is a well-known cause of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). However, for treating opioid dependence several women have been identified to sought after non-opioid alternatives, especially during pregnancy, to avoid withdrawal symptoms in their newborns.

Posted in: Women’s & Children’s Health21

Abstract | November 13, 2020

Determining Trends and Factors associated with Self-Reported Physical Activity among Adolescents in Rural North Carolina

Insufficient physical activity (PA) in the youth can lead to adverse health outcomes, and youth in rural areas have particularly low PA. However, factors contributing to these levels remain unclear. Using data from a middle school-based wellness intervention called Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose HealthTM (MATCH), we evaluated demographic and environmental factors predicting PA in adolescents across rural North Carolina.

Posted in: Women’s & Children’s Health21

Abstract | November 13, 2020

A Rare Case of Familial Hypercholanemia

Sodium taurocholate cotransporting polypeptide (NTCP) is a carrier protein that is encoded by the gene SLC10A1. This protein is expressed in hepatocytes and functions to uptake bile acids from the plasma. Bile acids contribute to many metabolic and hormonal pathways. In the liver, bile acids are synthesized from cholesterol. The NTCP protein is exclusively expressed in the liver and plays an important role in the transport of conjugated bile acids from the portal blood into the liver.

Posted in: Women’s & Children’s Health21

Abstract | November 13, 2020

Understanding Attitudes Toward Contraception and Barriers to LARC Use in the Teenage Population

Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC), such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) and subdermal implants, are recommended as the first-line contraceptive for all women, including adolescents. Despite their high efficacy and safety, LARC use among sexually active teenagers remains under 6% nationally. Our study aimed to identify barriers to LARC use in adolescent patients at an urban pediatrics clinic in Eastern Virginia.

Posted in: Women’s & Children’s Health21

Abstract | November 13, 2020

Beyond The Barriers: A Case Series On Advanced Stage Breast and Gynecologic Cancer In New Orleans

Breast and gynecologic cancer screenings are available to a wide population of female patients through insurance providers and various support programs, however these cancers remain prevalent in our population today. In the context of screening availability, barriers leading to late/end-stage breast and gynecologic cancers must be explored. This report aims to highlight unique barriers that contribute to presentation with late-stage breast and gynecologic cancer in women of low socioeconomic status.

Posted in: Medical Oncology11 Women’s & Children’s Health21 Breast Cancer2 Gynecologic Cancer1

Abstract | November 12, 2020

Chorioamnionitis: Correlation between clinical vs histologic diagnosis and maternal and neonatal outcomes

Chorioamnionitis diagnosed during labor based on clinical criteria (mainly fever) is aggressively treated with antibiotics to prevent maternal/neonatal morbidity. However, factors other than infection could result in fever during labor. This study aims to determine whether clinically diagnosed chorioamnionitis is histologically confirmed, and thus antibiotics is justified, and to describe maternal/neonatal outcomes from either clinical or histologic diagnosis.

Posted in: Women’s & Children’s Health21

Load More Abstracts