cover_1405.jpgMay 2014 | Volume 97 | Issue 4

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Table of Contents


COVER STORY

Real-world research 
Practicing physicians test new guidelines and protocols in the settings where they’ll be used.
BY HOWARD BELL


FEATURES

Surviving the shortfall 
Decreased research funding from traditional sources has led some investigators to get creative.
BY JEANNE METTNER
 
Critical thinker 
A conversation with health services researcher Timothy J. Wilt, M.D., M.P.H.
INTERVIEW BY CARMEN PEOTA
 
Research savvy 
More medical students than ever are engaging in research while in school.
BY SUZY FRISCH


STUDENT, RESIDENT AND FELLOW RESEARCH

Synthetic Marijuana Use and Development of Catatonia in a 17-year-old Male 
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 PopulationBY 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 DisorderBY 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 TherapyBY 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.
 
Editor's Note 
The Research Requirement
BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.
 
Pulse 
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

PERSPECTIVE

The virtues of irrelevance 
Why our opening comments are so important.
BY DANIEL R. WOLPAW, M.D., AND DAN SHAPIRO, PH.D.


BOOK REVIEW

Cancer’s story 
A Columbia University researcher chronicles where our fight against cancer has taken us.
REVIEW BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.


CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

Development of a Neuroscience Research Registry 
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.


END NOTE

Being called 
Reflections on becoming a physician
BY MEGAN SAN GIACOMO Goodreads_1405