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 1, Number 2, Winter 2017
Medical Marijuana and the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Survey of Michigan Psychiatrists’ Opinions
Trauma Dictations in the Emergency Department: A Quality Improvement/Patient Safety Project
Delayed Intracranial Hemorrhage in Patients Taking Warfarin with Head Trauma
Transient Hyperammonemia Seen in Post Seizure Activity: A Series of Six Case Reports
Developmental Consequences of Restrictive Eating Disorders after Childhood Obesity: Two Case Reports
A unique case of progressive hemi-facial atrophy successfully treated with methotrexate
A Novel Technique for the Removal of an Intramedullary Femoral Guidewire Lodged in the Femoral Canal
First reported case of Lyme carditis in Southwest Michigan
Accuracy of Patient Height, Weight and Ideal Body Weight Estimates in the Emergency Department
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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