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    We have 3 brand new podcasts available!!! Pearls with Bruce Pearl: Coaching Through a Pandemic In a off subject podcast, we are joined with Auburn University's Head Basketball, Bruce Pearl. In this fun and uplifting discussion, Coach Pearl ...

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    The July issue of the Southern Medical Journal features the article, "Impact of Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders on Nursing Clinical Decision Making" which is available for CME credit . Each Journal CME activity contains a "Reflection Statement" that ...

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    Southern Medical Association mourns the passing of Past President (1992-93) Thomas C. Rowland, Jr., MD. He is remembered by SMA for his leadership and philanthropic work. For 15 years, he voluntarily spent a month of each year away from his practice as ...

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  • The article, “Effects of Preoperative WBC Count on Post-CABG Surgery Clinical Outcome”, which published in the June 2020 issue of Southern Medical Journal on page 305, contained an error in the author byline. The author, Grosman Rimon Liza’s name is incorrect. The correct name should appear as, Liza Grosman-Rimon. The post Effects of Preoperative WBC Count on Post-CABG Surgery Clinical Outcome: Erratum appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine the association between social norms and self-management ability among uninsured low-income primary care patients. Methods: Data were collected from adult patients at a free clinic using a self-administered survey from August to December 2018. Results: Higher levels of social norms to... The post Social Norms and Self-Management Ability among Uninsured Primary Care Patients appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: To assess the relation between renal function and delirium and to assess and compare the relation between cerebral white matter lesion (WML) and renal function as estimated by three formulas for the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in older adult hospitalized veterans with and without delirium. Methods: Commonly used... The post Association of Renal Clearance with Cerebral White Matter Vascular Disease in Hospitalized Veterans With and Without Delirium appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Postviral olfactory loss is the second leading cause of loss of sense of smell (anosmia), accounting for up to 40% of adult cases,1 mostly middle-aged or older women.2 Influenza or common cold viruses, including coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), account for 12% (10%–15%) of individuals with anosmia.3 The post Presentation with Anosmia and Ageusia: Possible Hidden Carriers of COVID-19 appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: We sought to evaluate hospital resource usage patterns and determine risk factors for neonatal withdrawal syndrome (NWS) in the United States. Methods: Using the 2016 Kids’ Inpatient Database (KID), we conducted a retrospective cross-sectional analysis of a nationally representative sample of neonates with NWS. The KID is the largest... The post Patient and Hospital Characteristics of Newborns with Neonatal Withdrawal Syndrome appeared first on Southern Medical Association .