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Encompasses the entire field and disciplines of internal medicine, as well as family medicine and general medicine. Addresses the wide-range of non-surgical diseases and disorders (diagnosis and treatment), pharmacological therapy, evidence-based practice, and interdisciplinary patient care.

Volume: 110, March 2017

Comparison of QTc and Troponin Levels in ST Elevation MIs Compared with Non-ST Elevation MIs

Nathan Henrie, MD, Bryan Harvell, MD, Amy A. Ernst, MD, Steven J. Weiss, MD, Scott Oglesbee, NRMT, Dusadee Sarangarm, MD, Lorenzo Hernandez

Abstract: Objectives: ST elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMIs) and non-ST elevation myocardial infarctions (NSTEMIs) have differences that can be important to differentiate. Our primary hypothesis was that corrected QT (QTc) duration and troponin I levels were higher in STEMIs...
Volume: 110, March 2017

Analysis of Intensive Care Unit Admission and Sequelae in Patients Intravenously Abusing Extended-Release Oral Oxymorphone

Matthew W. Wilson, MD, Alex K. Bonnecaze, MD, Ajay Dharod, MD, Peter J. Miller, MD

Abstract: Objectives: Prescription drug abuse is a major public health problem in the United States, with the rate of opioid-related deaths nearly quadrupling between 2000 and 2014. Extended-release oral oxymorphone hydrochloride (Opana ER) is a long-acting opioid prescribed for...
Volume: 110, March 2017

Tolerability of Switch to Macitentan from Bosentan in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Zeenat Safdar, MD, MS, Aishwarya Thakur, BS, Adaani Frost, MD

Abstract: Objectives: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disease that can be treated with several medications. Macitentan, an endothelin receptor antagonist (ERA), has received approval as a PAH therapy. We report our data regarding the tolerability in patients...
Volume: 110, February 2017

Predictors of the Need for Therapeutic Intervention in Older Adult Patients With a Nonvariceal Gastrointestinal Bleed

Khalid Abusaada, MD, Xiaoping He, MD, Fnu Asad-Ur-Rahman, MD, Umair Majeed, MD, Evgeny Idrisov, MD, Sameen Khalid, MD, Xiang Zhu, MS, Vladimir Pech, MD, George Everett, MD

Abstract: Objective: Gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) is a common cause of hospitalization in the older adult population. The aim of the study was to identify factors that are associated with the need for a therapeutic intervention in patients older than 65 years with nonvariceal...
Volume: 110, February 2017

Timeliness of Treatment Initiation and Associated Survival Following Diagnosis of Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer in South Carolina

Jarrod T. Bullard, MPA, Jan M. Eberth, PhD, Amanda K. Arrington, MD, Swann A. Adams, PhD, Xi Cheng, MPH, Ramzi G. Salloum, PhD

Abstract: Objectives: Non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patient survival depends on a number of factors, including early diagnosis and initiation of treatment. Standard treatment options for patients with NSCLC include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. The objective of...