Fall 2019 - Volume 23 Number 4

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Original Research

How to Move a "Giant": 7 Lessons Learned for Making a Change in a Large Organization
Eric Yahney, PhD; Susan Ambrose, LISW-S; Ryan Vega, MD, MSHA

Unrecognized Value of Carcinoembryonic Antigen in Recurrent Rectal and Sigmoid Colon Cancer: Case Series
Leonid L Yavorkovsky, MD, PhD; Myron S Kwong, MD; Sejal Jhatakia, MD; Pilar Ivanov, MD

Clinical Use Cases for a Tool to Assess Risk in Superficial Bladder Cancer
Carmit K McMullen, PhD; Maureen O’Keeffe Rosetti, MS;Sheila Weinmann, PhD; Michael C Leo, PhD;Matthew E Nielsen, MD, MS, FACS

Statin-Associated Cardiomyopathy Responds to Statin Withdrawal and Administration of Coenzyme Q10
Peter H Langsjoen, MD, FACC; Jens O Langsjoen, MD; Alena M Langsjoen, MS; Franklin Rosenfeldt, MD, FRACS

Feeding Jejunostomy Tube Placed during Esophagectomy: Is There an Effect on Postoperative Outcomes?
Mohammed H Al-Temimi, MD, MPH; Anya M Dyurgerova, DO; Michael Kidon, DO; Samir Johna, MD

Function of the Medical Team Quarterback: Patient, Family, and Physician Perspectives on Team Care Coordination in Patient- and Family-Centered Primary Care
Marlaine Figueroa Gray, PhD; Jennifer Sweeney, MA; Wendy Nickel, MPH; Mary Minniti, BS, CPHQ; Katie Coleman, MSPH; Karin Johnson, PhD; Tracy Mroz, PhD; Barb Forss; Robert Reid, MD; Dominick Frosch, PhD; Clarissa Hsu, PhD

Prognostic Impact of Chronic Kidney Disease in Patients with Heart Failure
Nektar Nikki Hakopian, PharmD; Derenik Gharibian, PharmD; Marlene M Nashed, PharmD, BCPS

Special Reports

The Power of Plants: Is a Whole-Foods, Plant-Based Diet the Answer to Health, Health Care, and Physician Wellness?
Benjamin Ha, MD

Healthcare Communications

The Best Physicians Are Destined to Hell
Scott Abramson, MD

Narrative Medicine

The Check-in People at the Hospital Make Me Cry
Jimmy Unger, MD

The Late Patients
John Davenport, MD, JD 

Clinical Medicine

Treating Vitamin D Deficiency and Insufficiency in Chronic Neck and Back Pain and Muscle Spasm: A Case Series
Chunbo Cai, MD, MPH

ECG Diagnosis: Dextrocardia
Cameron Mozayan, MD; Joel T Levis, MD, PhD, FACEP, FAAEM

Image Diagnosis: An Unusual Cause of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleed—Isolated Duodenal Varices
Bipadabhanjan Mallick, DM; Preetam Nath, DM; Dibya L Praharaj, DM

Duplicate Omohyoid Muscle Causing Progressive Dysphagia and Dyspnea: A Case Report
Rijul Kshirsagar, MD; Jason Gilde, MD; Raul Cruz, MD

Capecitabine-Induced Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: A Case Report
Prarthna V Bhardwaj, MD; Vinod Kumar Chaubey, MD; Ashequl M Islam, MD

Clinical Practice

The Mindful Doctor
Michael Chun, MD


Time to Revamp Nutrition Education for Physicians
Vanita Rahman, MD

Legal Perspectives on Telemedicine Part 2: Telemedicine in the Intensive Care Unit and Medicolegal Risk
Christian D Becker, MD, PhD; Katherine Dandy, Esq; Max Gaujean, Esq; Mario Fusaro, MD; Corey Scurlock, MD

Maintaining our Humanity in the Digital Age of Medicine
Jeffrey Siegel, MD


Assessing Impact of Biomedical Scholarship in the Information Age: Observations on the Evolution of Biomedical Publishing and a Proposal for a New Metric
Robert Hogan, MD

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