October 2014 | Volume 97 | Issue 10
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Table of Contents
ON THE COVER
Sleuths behind the scenes
For pathologists, the unusual is usual
BY HOWARD BELL
Putting ALS on ice
Local researchers take up a challenge in order to fund work that may have broader implications.
BY KIM KISER
Staying safe overseas
When you volunteer abroad, you often face the unexpected. But there are ways to protect yourself.
BY JEANNE METTNER
What motivates doctors who specialize in diseases that affect only a few?
BY CARMEN PEOTA
BY NOELLE HOVEN, M.D., AND BENJAMIN SPILSETH, M.D.
Another Routine Exam
BY ROBERT H. BÖSL, M.D., FAAFP
Anophthalmia in a Newborn
BY MEG SCHAEFER, M.D. AND TARA ZAMORA, M.D.
Zinner’s Syndrome: Like Sitting on a Tennis Ball for 20 Years
BY SEAN MCADAMS, M.D., JOHN SCHOMBURG, M.D., AND ROBERT M. SWEET, M.D., FACS
A Case of Immunization-Seeking Behavior and its Public Health Significance
BY ZEKE J. MCKINNEY, M.D., M.H.I., MICHELE BLOM, R.N., AND NEAL HOLTAN, M.D., M.P.H., PH.D.
A Surprising Finding in a Screening Colonoscopy
BY THEODORE FAGRELIUS AND ISAAC FELEMOVICIUS, M.D., FACS, FASCRS
The Boy with the “Snake” in his Chest
BY CHARLES OBERG, M.D., M.P.H.
Contralateral Recurrence of Idiopathic Orbital Inflammatory Syndrome in a Pediatric Patient
BY KELLY R. BERGMANN, D.O., M.S., SUSAN SCHLOFF, M.D., AND JEFFREY SCHIFF, M.D.
Profound Thrombocytopenia Caused by Abciximab Infusion following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
BY BLAKE DALEY, D.O., DAVID MIRANDA, M.D., ANKUR KALRA, M.D., AND DANIEL PEASE, M.D.
With Kawasaki Disease, Time is Coronary Health
BY CLAIRE JANSSON-KNODELL AND RHAMY MAGID, M.D.
“Barium Stool Ball” Retained by Obstipation with Overflow Incontinence
BY SHERRY-ANN BROWN, M.D., PH.D., AND FURMAN MCDONALD, M.D., M.P.H.
Learning from fasinomas
BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.
Diagnosing rare diseases, awareness aids orphan drug development
The Physician Advocate
The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics
TPreview of the MMA’s 2014 annual gathering, news briefs, President Cindy Firkins Smith on the importance of sticking together.
A prescription for literacy
Reading to children is important to their success and their health.
BY NATHAN CHOMILO, M.D.
A portrait of strength
BY SHERRY-ANN BROWN, M.D., PH.D.