Front-Cover-1.pngNovember-December 2017 | Volume 100 | Issue 6

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Table of Contents


FEATURE

Think big
Hospitals and clinics find strength in numbers.
BY HOWARD BELL
 

MMA ANNUAL REPORT


EDITOR'S NOTE

MEDICINE, UPSIZED
Sizing up the practice landscape
BY CHARLES MEYER, MD


SHORT TAKES

Downtime: Alexander Schad, MD, commutes to work on the water


CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

2017 American Academy of Pediatrics Minnesota Poster Competition Winners

Severe pediatric thrombocytosis and its use in diagnosis of hepatoblastoma
BY DANIELLE FRANCEN AND TORI BAHR

50 Febrile neutropenia in the emergency department: barriers to timely antibiotic administration
BY LEAH KRAUSE, WENLIANG GENG, MATTHEW THOMPSON, SHANE MCWHIRTER, ERIN BALAY, PATRICIA HOBDAY, SHANNON WAGNER, THERESA CAHILL, LUCIE
TURCOTTE, DAN NERHEIM AND JEFF LOUIE

50 Under pressure: tension pneumothorax with evolving cysts in an infant with RSV
BY ARIEL STEIN, MD, HELENA MOLERO, MD, DONAVON HESS, MD, MARK LUQUETTE, MD, AND MICHAEL PITT, MD

51 Evaluation of ThermoSpot for measurement of body temperatures in Nigerian infants receiving phototherapy and validation of caregiver ThermoSpot temperature reading
BY IFELAYO P. OJO, MBBS, MPH, ETA Q. OBEYA, MD, DANIEL A. GABDERO, MBBS, AND TINA M. SLUSHER, MD

52 Context matters: interpersonal and community influences on U.S. breastfeeding outcomes
BY LESLIE KUMMER, MD, LAUREL DAVIS, PHD, NAOMI DUKE, MD, MPH, AND IRIS BOROWSKY, MD, PHD


The Physician Advocate | MMA NEWS

The MMA's report on policy, people and politics


COMMENTARY

18 Hard conversations and hidden lessons
Musings on an encounter gone right
BY AUBREY THYEN

20 Medical practice meets the law
A physician recalls his first brush with the legal system.
BY A. STUART HANSON, MD


MEDLAW

Negotiate contracts with care
When entering into employment agreements, anticipate potential legal ramifications—
and consult with specialists, when necessary.


END NOTE

Publish or perish
A POEM BY E. KENNETH WEIR, MD