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    The PIT committee has done an incredible job of putting together a very impressive program. A number of the speakers are presenting topics that many practitioners have little knowledge because they are not usually presented at medical meetings. This ...

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    The Inaugural Physicians-in-Training (PIT) Conference is just a few days away! I am reaching out as chair of the PIT Committee to personally invite you to attend our conference as a way to support the future of the Southern Medical Association. Since ...

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    Lol... That is the correct number. The Sammy Hagar song "I Can't Drive 55" and I do remember the oil shortage under Carter so there ya go. Thank you for your Birthday wishes! - Randy

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  • The objective of this study was to examine prior studies on maternal and neonatal outcomes with prophylactic compared with emergent blood transfusion in pregnant women with sickle cell disease. A review of the literature was performed. Twenty-one articles were identified and included in the analysis. A generalized linear mixed-effects model... The post Evidence for Prophylactic Transfusion during Pregnancy for Women with Sickle Cell Disease appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is an alternative to surgery for the treatment of large laterally spreading lesions. Residual or recurrent adenoma is a major limitation. This study aimed to quantify early and late recurrences and to assess its associated risk factors. Methods: The study was a single-center, multiendoscopist, longitudinal... The post Endoscopic Mucosal Resection for Colonic Mucosal Neoplasia and Evaluation of Long-Term Recurrence: A Single-Center Experience of 500 Cases appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate and identify which sociodemographic factors may be associated with breastfeeding intention and breastfeeding self-efficacy among pregnant women. Methods: Pregnant women at a medical center in Alabama completed a cross-sectional survey. The Prenatal Rating of Efficacy in Preparation to Breastfeed Scale (PREP... The post Enhancing Patient–Provider Breastfeeding Conversations: Breastfeeding Intention and Prenatal Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy among a Sample of Pregnant Women appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: Physician trainees in obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN) experience unexpected outcomes similar to those of supervising physicians. A relative lack of experience and perspective may make them more vulnerable to second victim experience (SVE), however. The objectives of our study were to contrast the prevalence of SVE between supervising physicians... The post Second Victim Experience among OBGYN Trainees: What Is Their Desired Form of Support? appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: This study aimed to identify factors, including physical functions and activities that affect quality of life (QOL) at discharge among patients with osteoporotic vertebral fractures. Methods: Patients with osteoporotic vertebral fractures were included in our prospective cohort study. Multiple regression analysis was performed to determine the predictors of QOL... The post Factors Affecting Quality of Life at Discharge among Patients with Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures appeared first on Southern Medical Association .