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The Permanente Press, in conjunction with The Permanente Journal presents this medical literary and arts e-journal, leaflet -- to open greater opportunity to share the creative visual and written works of physicians and nurses.
Health care professionals and employees are encouraged to submit original poetry, prose, and artwork for future issues.
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Dr Calonico is a Psychologist with the Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Outpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic. Photography, especially nature photography, has been an avocation since her undergraduate years.
She also worked for several years during the predigital era doing light microscopy and transmission electron microscopy.
Aimee Lee, MD; Kuo-Wei Lee, MD; Peter Khang, MD, MPH, FAAEM
Acute pericarditis is an inflammation of the pericardium that can result in chest pain, pericardial friction rub, and serial electrocardiogram changes. The most common causes of pericarditis are viral or idiopathic in developed countries, and tuberculosis in developing countries.
Jonathan Kei, MD, MPH
A 50-year-old woman presented to the Emergency Department with 5 days of diffuse abdominal pain and constipation. An acute abdominal series was obtained to rule out a bowel obstruction during her workup. The upright chest image of the acute abdominal series demonstrated a smoothly rounded mass at the right cardiophrenic angle.
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