The primary purpose of this peer-reviewed journal is to provide a formal publication option for research completed by MSUCOM students, residents and faculty. SMRJ's mission is to advance medicine and medical education through the timely publication of peer-reviewed clinically-oriented research, clinically-relevant basic science research, healthcare quality research, and medical education research from the MSUCOM community, with the ultimate goal of improving patient care and the education of patients and care providers. SMRJ is the official scholarly publication of the Statewide Campus System (SCS) of MSUCOM. It provides a forum for communicating research findings, clinical practice observations, philosophic concepts, and other biomedical and medical education advances to MSUCOM medical students, residents, fellows and faculty, and any other interested readers.
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Spartan Medical Research Journal:
Volume 2, Number 1, Summer 2017
Factors Associated with Disordered Eating Behavior among Triathletes
The Influence of Social Isolation and Medical Comorbidities on Geriatric Congestive Heart Failure Hospital Readmissions
The Use of Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) in the Setting of Acute Pancreatitis: When is it Most Useful?
Robot Assisted Repair of Acquired Abdominal Intercostal Hernias (AIH)
A Fatal Case of Neuroinvasive West Nile Virus Infection in an Immunocompromised Host
Removal of Misplaced Left Ventricular Single Lead Pacemaker in a Patient Presenting with Recurrent Transient Ischemic Attacks
Laproscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Reduction with Two Point Fixation via Ponsky PEG Tube in a Patient in their Early 90s
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: The Great Imitator
Thermal Energy Produced by Medium Velocity Pistol Projectiles and the Effects on Peripheral Nerve Tissue
Executive Editor: William Strampel, DO, Dean MSUCOM
Chief Editor: William Corser, PhD, RN
Assistant Editor: Sam Wisniewski, MS
Manuscript Editor and Website Coordinator: Luke Sandel
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