University of Wisconsin–Madison Medical College of Wisconsin

Volume 110, Issue 6

December 2011

Recognizing the signs of elder abuse and neglect

In the United States, reports of elder abuse and neglect indicate that approximately 1 million to 2 million Americans aged 65 and older are affected. The patient-physician relationship places physicians in an ideal position to report suspected abuse cases but they often lack the time and training necessary to recognize the signs. A report in this issue of WMJ provides a valuable profile of pertinent elder abuse characteristics to assist physicians, so they can help ensure these patients don’t fall through the cracks.

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In This Issue
Isolated Elders and Precocious Children
John J. Frey, III, MD, WMJ Medical Editor
WMJ. 2011;110(6):269-270.


An Analysis of Elder Abuse Rates in Milwaukee County
Mary J. Thomson, BS; Lauren K. Lietzau, BS; Megan M. Doty, MD; Linda Cieslik, PhD; Ramona Williams, MSW; Linda N. Meurer, MD, MPH
WMJ. 2011;110(6):271-276.

A Retrospective Study of the Natural History of Endogenous Subclinical Hyperthyroidism
Rama Poola, MD; Michelle A. Mathiason, MS; Robert H. Caplan, MD, FACE, FACP
WMJ. 2011;110(6):277-280.


Hyperlexia III: Separating ‘Autistic-like’ Behaviors from Autistic Disorder; Assessing Children who Read Early or Speak Late
Darold A. Treffert, MD
WMJ. 2011;110(6):281-286.


Acute Transient Sensorineural Hearing Loss Due to Anaplasma phagocytophilum
Princy Ghera, MD; Yusuf Kasirye, MD; Muhammad Waqas Choudhry, MD; Gene R. Shaw, MD; Victor S. Ejercito, MD
WMJ. 2011;110(6):288-290.

A Report of 2 Cases of Myopericarditis After Vaccinia Virus (Smallpox) Immunization
Umesh Sharma, MD, FACP; Tahir Tak, MD, PhD, FACC
WMJ. 2011;110(6):291-294.


Looking Back…to 1907
The Depravity of the Youth
Arthur J. Patek, AB, MD; Otto H. Foerster, MD
WMJ. 2011;110(6):267.

Dean’s Corner
UW Tobacco Research and Intervention Center Making a Difference
Robert N. Golden, MD
WMJ. 2011;110(6):299-300.

From the Office of General Counsel
Concealed Carry-Best Practices After November 1, 2011
Thomas N. Shorter, JD; Tom O’Day, JD, Godfrey & Kahn, SC
WMJ. 2011;110(6):297-298.


What Every Physician Needs to Know to Prepare for ICD-10
Penny Osmon, CHC, CPC, CPC-I, PCS
WMJ. 2011;110(6):295,300.

Thank You to Reviewers

Index to Articles, 2011

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