Sept-Oct 2021 | Volume 104 | Issue 5
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IN THIS ISSUE
Every year, Minnesota Medicine invites medical students, residents and fellows to submit abstracts and case studies for possible publication and presentation at the Minnesota Medical Association virtual annual conference in September. This year, 28 people submitted abstracts and case studies, with topics ranging from how racism impacts primary care patients to a sudden case of multi-organ failure. Nine of the top-reviewed submissions are in this issue of the magazine, starting on page 38.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ON THE COVER
NEW OPTIONS IN MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT
Emergency Psychiatric Assessment, Treatment and Healing units help keep patients in mental health crisis out of the hospital by providing a calm environment and connection to the kinds of services they need.
BY LINDA PICONE
A collaborative care model can help us do better at screening and caring for patients.
BY ANGELINE CARLSON, RPH, PHD, AND DEBRA KRAUSE, MBA
This Minnesota physician wanted to help married couples have better sex, but his 1904 book sent him to prison.
BY RYAN T. HURT, MD, AND PAUL NELSON
MEDICAL CANNABIS IN MINNESOTA
In six years, the Office of Medical Cannabis has seen growth in both participation and its knowledge base.
BY LINDA PICONE
After calls for anxiety to be a qualifying condition, the Office of Medical Cannabis put together a working group of experts to explore the possibility.
BY ANDY STEINER
Physicians can help their patients using medical cannabis to manage workplace issues.
BY DAVID G. WAYTZ
I started to wonder about what happened with my patients after all the occasions when I’ve had to convey
bad news. If it is this challenging for me, knowing well how treatable this disease is, having faith in the science and skill of other physicians and being at peace with the limits of medicine, how hard must this be
for my patients?
Zeke J. McKinney, MD, MHI, MPH
BY DENNIS O’HARE, MD, AND TIMOTHY SIELAFF,
MD, PHD, FACS
ARTS AND MEDICINE
BY LAPRINCESS BREWER, MD, MPH
BY GEORGE REALMUTO, MD
THE PHYSICIAN ADVOCATE
The MMA's report on policy, people and politics
Minnesota Supreme Court to hear medical malpractice suit about physician responsibility to predict violence by a patient. Minnesota to get millions from opioid settlement. AMA launches fellowship for LGBTQ+ community. Report on MMA priorities at Minnesota Legislature.
Meet MMA physicians Janna R. Gewirtz O’Brien, MD, MPH, and Peter Argenta, MD.
STUDENT, RESIDENT & FELLOW RESEARCH
BY JESSICA PADNIEWSKI, DO, AND ERIN LUXENBERG, MD
BY JADE M. COHEN, BA; RAHEL G. GHEBRE, MD, MPH; NATHAN T. RUBIN, MS; AND ANNELISE M. WILHITE, MD
BY NATE GIPE AND SUSAN LAABS, MD
BY MARK GORMLEY III
BY LAUREN MCPHERSON, MD, MAT; BECKY FORD, PHD; MARIA VERONICA SVETAZ, MD, MPH, FSAHM, FAAFP; AND KATHERINE VICKERY, MD, MSC
BY SIMISOLA ODUSANYA, BS, AND MICHELLE KIHARA, BA
BY SANJNA RAJPUT; SAAD ALSUBAIE, MD; KULDEEP SINGH, DO; TONY C-T HUANG, MBBS; AND STEVEN MORAN, MD