March 2017 Volume 110 - Issue 3

Commentary on “Effects of Starting a Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program on Quality Measures of Colonoscopy”

David Friedel, MD

Abstract: The benefits that hospitals derive from subspecialty trainees include prestige, financial reimbursement, servitude, and instruction of other fellows and house staff. Relatively little has been written about the effects of a subspecialty fellowship on the attending physician...

(pp 207-208)

Primary Ovarian Insufficiency: Current Concepts

Gretchen Collins, MD, Bansari Patel, MD, Suruchi Thakore, MD, James Liu, MD

Abstract: A potential consequence of chemotherapy is the destruction of oocytes, resulting in primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) in young patients; this often results in secondary amenorrhea and necessitates hormone replacement therapy. Regardless of the etiology of POI, the chance...

(pp 147-153)

Disparities in Cancer Survivorship Indicators in the Deep South Based on BRFSS Data: Recommendations for Survivorship Care Plans

Renee A. Desmond, PhD, Bradford E. Jackson, PhD, John W. Waterbor, MD, DrPH

Abstract: Objectives: The purpose of this investigation was to describe cancer survivorship based on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) cancer survivorship modules in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi, conducted in 2012 and 2014, and to investigate disparities...

(pp 181-187)