May 2014 | Volume 97 | Issue 4
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Table of Contents
Practicing physicians test new guidelines and protocols in the settings where they’ll be used.
BY HOWARD BELL
Surviving the shortfall
Decreased research funding from traditional sources has led some investigators to get creative.
BY JEANNE METTNER
A conversation with health services researcher Timothy J. Wilt, M.D., M.P.H.
INTERVIEW BY CARMEN PEOTA
More medical students than ever are engaging in research while in school.
BY SUZY FRISCH
Synthetic Marijuana Use and Development of Catatonia in a 17-year-old Male
STUDENT, RESIDENT AND FELLOW RESEARCH
BY DEREK LEROUX SMITH, M.D., AND CAROLINE ROBERTS
Congenital Epulis in a Newborn
BY JUSTIN YEE, M.D.
Driveline Infection after HeartMate II Associated with Lower Rates of Cardiac Transplantation and Increased Incidence of Sepsis in Bridge-to-Transplant Population
BY LAURA HARVEY, M.D., CHRISTOPHER HOLLEY, M.D., REBECCA COGSWELL, M.D., PETER ECKMAN, M.D., MONICA COLVIN-ADAMS, M.D., KENNETH LIAO, M.D., PH.D., AND RANJIT JOHN, M.D.
Rare Cause of Pancreatitis in a 20-year-old Female
BY RHONDA K. GAUGH, D.O., AND KEITH STELTER, M.D., M.M.M.
The Ticking Heart: A Case and Review of Acute Lyme Cardiac Complications
BY LIVIA T. HEGEROVA, M.D., AND TIMOTHY C. OLSON, M.D.
Quantitative Analyses of REM Sleep without Atonia in Children and Adolescents with REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
BY KATIE L. HANCOCK, ERIK K. ST. LOUIS, M.D., STUART J. MCCARTER, DAVID J. SANDNESS, SURESH KOTAGAL, M.D., ROBIN LLOYD, M.D., AND BRADLEY F. BOEVE, M.D.
Re-irradiation of the Head and Neck Using Highly Conformal Tomotherapy Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy
BY DANIEL A. JONES, M.D., ZACHARY LOPATER, M.D., RYAN SHANLEY, M.S., JAMIE ORNER, M.D., CHUNG LEE, M.D., AND MARGARET REYNOLDS, M.D.
Quantitative Assessment of Pediatric Hand Function Using Touchscreen Technology
BY DAVID SHIN, DEBORAH BOHN, M.D., SARA CRONQUIST, KATY LINDSTROM, JULIE AGEL, AND ANN VAN HEEST, M.D.
Splenic Artery Pseudoaneurysm: An Unusual Cause for Melena
BY DANIEL KUPSKY, M.D., RAINA SHIVASHANKAR, M.D., AND CONOR G. LOFTUS, M.D.
The Research Requirement
BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.
A look at the research coming out of the region’s health systems and insurers.
THE PHYSICIAN ADVOCATE
The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics
The MMA dives into public health issues, news briefs, Board Chair Dave Thorson on why we need to change Minnesota’s privacy law
The virtues of irrelevance
Why our opening comments are so important.
BY DANIEL R. WOLPAW, M.D., AND DAN SHAPIRO, PH.D.
A Columbia University researcher chronicles where our fight against cancer has taken us.
REVIEW BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.
Development of a Neuroscience Research Registry
CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS
BY LAURA LI, M.D., AND RAHUL KORANNE, M.D.
The Vaccine-Hesitant Parent: How You Start the Conversation Matters
BY DOUGLAS J. OPEL, M.D., M.P.H., AND LYNN BAHTA, R.N., P.H.N.
Reflections on becoming a physician
BY MEGAN SAN GIACOMO