Frontcover_1410.jpgOctober 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


FEATURES

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

Focused interests 
What motivates doctors who specialize in diseases that affect only a few?
BY CARMEN PEOTA


UNUSUAL CASES

Ectopic Pancreatitis 
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 InterventionBY 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.

Editor's Note 
Learning from fasinomas
BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.

Pulse 
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.


COMMENTARY

A prescription for literacy 
Reading to children is important to their success and their health.
BY NATHAN CHOMILO, M.D.


END NOTE

Morning glory
A portrait of strength
BY SHERRY-ANN BROWN, M.D., PH.D.