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    Good morning, I read this article, Opioid settlement: Attorneys General propose settlement with drug distributors and noted that 14 states, including many in our territory -- Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas ...

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    Please join the Southern Medical Association in congratulating Christopher D. Jackson, MD on his election as the next President Elect Designate. Dr. Jackson will take office as the President of SMA at the 2024 Annual Assembly. Dr. Jackson is a board-certified ...

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    The 112th Annual Scientific Assembly is just 4 months away! In our latest speaker highlight, we are pleased to share more about Dr. Christopher Jackson and his presentation entitled, Beyond the OR: Perioperative Evaluation and Management . Dr. ...

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  • Objective: We aimed to review recommendations for the postoperative resumption of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) and report complications 30 days postoperatively. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed patients receiving DOAC therapy who underwent preoperative evaluations from January 1, 2015 through May 30, 2018. We noted days that DOAC therapy was withheld, postoperative... The post Perioperative Resumption of Direct Oral Anticoagulants: Review of the Mayo Clinic Experience appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Overweight and obesity affect more than one-third of the world’s population.1,2 Should current trends continue, it is projected that an estimated 38% of the world’s adult population will be overweight and another 20% will be obese by 2030.3 In the United States, projections based on recent trends forecast that nearly... The post Biopsychosocial Exercise Prescription for Weight Control: A Frontline Perspective appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objective: To assess the clinical characteristics and clinical outcomes of bradycardic patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia. Methods: The electronic medical records of 221 consecutive patients hospitalized for COVID-19 pneumonia between June and September 2020 were retrospectively reviewed. Patient characteristics, electrocardiographic data, and clinical and laboratory information were retrospectively... The post Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients Hospitalized for COVID-19 Pneumonia Who Developed Bradycardia appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: Obesity can be an independent predictor of fibrosis in tissues, including the liver, heart, and skin. We evaluated a rural Appalachian cohort of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) for its relation to obesity. Methods: Using American Thoracic Society 2018 diagnostic guidelines, an IPF cohort was systematically identified at an Appalachian... The post Outcomes of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Improve with Obesity: A Rural Appalachian Experience appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: In the management of cardiovascular disease, it is important to identify patients at risk early on, to provide interventions to prevent the disease and its complications. The goal of our study was to investigate the association between glucose levels and silent myocardial infarction (SMI) among patients, who consisted of... The post CME Article: Risk of Silent Myocardial Infarction in Prediabetic Patients: A Case-Control Study in a Veteran Population appeared first on Southern Medical Association .