July/August 2016 | Volume 99 | Issue 4
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Table of Contents
Physicians and photography
ON THE COVER
The winners of our 2016 photo contest
Our writing contest winners share stories of encounters with patients from other countries.
After acting professionally for more than two decades, Mark Nelson exited the stage to become a physician.
BY CARMEN PEOTA
STUDENT, RESIDENT and FELLOW RESEARCH
Usually, This Works: When Opioid Escalation at the End of Life Harms Patients
BY ANN M. HOFF, MD, FACEP
A Case of Papillary Aortic Fibroelastoma: When Bad Things Come in Small Packages
BY MOHAMMAD-ALI JAZAYERI, MD, DAVID MELLING, MD, DOMENICO CALCATERRA, MD, PHD, AND GAUTAM R. SHROFF, MBBS
Vohwinkel Syndrome: A Rare Cause of Toe Pain in an Adolescent Male
BY ERIN M. DODD, KENNETH W. DODD, MD, BRUCE BART, MD, AND DOUGLAS BRUNETTE, MD
“Shampoo” Distribution of Allergic Contact Dermatitis
BY KATHERINE GREY, SOLVEIG HAGEN AND ERIN WARSHAW, MD, MS
Inpatient Management of Croup: A Preliminary Report
BY ANNA SOFI ASMUNDSSON, MD, JOSEPH ARMS, MD, CARLY THIELER, MD,
RAHUL KAILA, MD, DAN NERHEIM AND JEFF LOUIE, MD
What Physicians and Patients Need to Know about Zika Virus
CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS
BY MATTHEW LOICHINGER, DO
Behavioral Health Boarding in Community Emergency Departments
BY AMY M. O’NEIL, MD, MPH, CHRISTOPHER S. RUSSI, DO, ANNIE T. SADOSTY, MD, AND RONNA L. CAMPBELL, MD, PHD
Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths in Minnesota: Informing Prevention Strategies
BY NAOMI THYDEN, MPH, MARIAH QUICK, MPH, MARK KINDE, MPH, AND JON ROESLER, MS
The art of medicine
Patients give us only so many clues to solving their problems. If we shortchange what comes out of their mouths, we’ve lost the most important one.
BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.
Signs of progress on the opioid front
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics
THE PHYSICIAN ADVOCATE / MMA NEWS
Protest poem for a boy with leukemia
BY STAN MCCORMICK, MD