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    We all want to do right by our patients. We all want to deliver the highest possible quality of care. At SMA, we believe the best way to do that is through education . These days, everyone seems to want to tell you what to think. We've found ...

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    The SMA Physicians-in-Training Leadership Conference is taking place February 11-13, 2022, at Tulane University in New Orleans (and virtually). We invite you to attend, either in New Orleans, or from the comfort of your home or office! SMA's PIT Committee ...

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    I highly recommend the panel discussion of Autism spectrum disorders; this is a topic that is not covered despite the fact that recently released data suggests that 1 in 48 (possibly more frequent) children are diagnosed as being on the Spectrum. Every ...

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  • Objective: For resident wellness, it is important to understand and discern the relative contributions of each factor to resident stress. Methods: After institutional review board approval, a 20-question survey instrument was provided to 90 residents across four specialties (Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, and Orthopedic Surgery) at a university-affiliated... The post CME Article: Is It All COVID-19? Resident Distress and Reasons for It in 2020 appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: Educational attainment, income, and race play significant roles in managing and treating patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of these socioeconomic factors and others on the physical and mental distress reported by patients with COPD living in Alabama.... The post Role of Socioeconomic Factors on Physical and Mental Distress Reported by Alabama Adults with COPD appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: White coats have been suggested to serve as fomites carrying and transmitting pathogenic organisms and potentially increasing the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). We aimed to examine the current evidence regarding white coat contamination and its role in horizontal transmission and HAIs risk. We also examined handling practices and... The post CME Article: What’s Up Your Sleeve? A Scoping Review of White Coat Contamination and Horizontal Microbial Transmission appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: Although medical workers were prioritized to receive the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination, many have declined. Even though studies have investigated differences in COVID-19–related attitudes and vaccination for workers in hospitals and long-term care facilities, none have included emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. We investigated the association between type... The post Differences in Motivating Factors for SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination and Perceptions of Infection Risk among Healthcare and EMS Personnel in South Carolina appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: Therapeutic advances make the cure of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection achievable for individuals aware of their diagnosis who can access care. Identifying barriers to accessing care is critical to achieve population-level HCV elimination and improve the cascade of care from diagnosis to cure. Methods: To identify barriers... The post Association of Referral Source and Substance Use with Hepatitis C Virus Outcomes at a Southern Academic Medical Center appeared first on Southern Medical Association .