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JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
VOL. 100, NO. 4, APRIL 2008

NMA FACES IN NEW PLACES

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Edward E. Cornwell III, MD, FACS, FCCM
Surgeon-in-Chief of Howard University Hospital and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the Howard University College of Medicine

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS

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Clinical Assessment of the Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death in Patients with Sickle Cell Anemia
John M. Fontaine, MD; Elizabeth Ofili, MD; Michael B. Adenaike, MD; William VanDecker, MD; and L. Julian Haywood, MD

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Etiologic Agents and Outcome Determinants of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Urban Children: A Hospital-Based Study
Abdul-Wahab B.R. Johnson, FWACP (Paed); Kikelomo Osinusi, FWACP (Paed); Wilson I. Aderele, FRCP (Edin); Daniel A. Gbadero, FMCPaed; Olufemi D. Olaleye,
PhD; and Folorunsho A.B. Adeyemi-Doro, FMCPath

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Keratitis in Children as Seen in a Tertiary Hospital in Africa
Adeyinka Ashaye, MBBS, MSc, FWACS and Ayeni Aimola, MBBS

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Neurological Complications of Sickle Cell Anemia in Nigerian Africans—A Case-Control Study
Michael O. Kehinde, BSc, MBBS, FMCP; Edamisan O. Temiye, MBBS, FWACP; andMustapha A. Danesi, MBBS, FRCP, FMCP, FWACP

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Evaluation of Brain Natriuretic Peptide Levels in Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism
Derun Taner Ertugrul, MD; Alptekin Gursoy, MD; Mustafa Sahin, MD; Asli Dogruk Unal, MD;Baris Pamuk, MD; Zehra
Berberoglu, MD; Semra Ayturk, MD; Neslihan Bascil Tutuncu, MD; and Nilgun Guvener Demirag, MD

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Acceptability of Measures Aimed at Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV among Pregnant Women
Moses O. Abiodun, FWACS; Munir’deen A. Ijaiya, FWACS; Peter A. Aboyeji, FWACS; and Olayinka R. Balogun, FWACS

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Dialysis “No-Show” on Saturdays: Implications of the Weekly Hemodialysis Schedules on Nonadherence and Outcomes
Chamberlain I. Obialo, MD; Khalid Bashir, MD; Sharon Goring BS, RD; Beverly Robinson, LMSW; Alexander
Quarshie, MD; Ahmad Al-Mahmoud, PhD; and Judith Alexander-Squires, BS, RN

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Fears and Anxiety in Children with Long-QT Syndrome Compared to Children with Asthma
R. Michael Giuffre, MD, FRCPC; Swapna Gupta, EdD; Susan G. Crawford, MSc; and Alexander K.C. Leung, MBBS, FRCPC, FRCP (UK&Irel), FRCPCH, FAAP

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The Markers of Bone Turnover in Patients with Lung Cancer
Faysal Dane, MD; H. Mehmet Turk, MD; Alper Sevinc, MD; Suleyman Buyukberber, MD; Celalettin Camci, MD; and Mehmet Tarakcioglu, PhD

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Satisfaction with Telephonic Interpreters in Pediatric Care
Hetty Cunningham, MD; Linda F. Cushman, PhD; Cecilia Akuete-Penn, MD, MPH; and Dodi D. Meyer, MD

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The Venezuela Eye Evaluation Study
John P. Mitchell, MD; Nadia Williams; Roger Martin; Praveen Keshava, MD; M. Mildred Bynum; Mauricio Figueroa, MD; Asha Yancy, MD; and Robert DellaRocca, MD

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Alexa Irene Canady: The First African-American Woman Neurosurgeon
Shearwood McClelland III, MD

CASE REPORT

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Rhabdomyolysis Induced by Simvastatin- Fluconazole Combination
Ribhi Hazin, MD; Jamil Y. Abuzetun, MD; Manar Suker, MD; and Joann Porter, MD

Leters to the Editor

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Re-186 HEDP Treatment in Breast Cancer Patients with Bone Metastases
John Koutsikos, MD and Anastasia Leondi, MD

The Paradox of Racial Distribution of Atrial Fibrillation
Elsayed Z. Soliman MD, MSc David C. Goff Jr., MD, PhD

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Editorial on the Second African-American Female Neurosurgeon
Yolanda Holler, MD

ART IN MEDICINE

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The Fellowship of Medicine

2007 CONVENTION PRESENTATION SUMMARIES

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Collaboration of Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists and Other Health Professionals at the Point of Care
Qualifications and Competency of Collaborators (Physicians, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants)
Medication Therapy Management Services (MTMS)
HIV/AIDS Disparities and Risk Factors for Women and Minorities

INFOPOEMS

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Single Dose of Honey Effective for Cough in Kids
Chlamydia Rapid Test as Accurate as Conventional Testing
Chewing Gum Hastens Bowel Motility and Shortens Hospital Stay after Colorectal Surgery
Antibiotics and Nasal Steroids of Little/No Benefit for Acute Sinusitis

DEPARTMENTS

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Masthead

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About the Cover
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Career Opportunities

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Subscription Form

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Membership Application

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