University of Wisconsin–Madison Medical College of Wisconsin

Volume 117, Issue 1

March 2018

The Opioid Crisis

117no1_cover_opioid_crisisOpioid misuse and abuse continues to be a serious problem in communities throughout the United States, and combatting the problem requires collective, collaborative solutions. In this issue of WMJ, several articles look at different aspects of the crisis and suggest innovative approaches to tackling the problem.

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Letter to the Editor
Travel During Pregnancy
Beuy Joob, Viroj Wiwanitkit

Letter to the Editor
Severe Maternal Morbidity During Pregnancy
Michael A. Schellpfeffer, MD, MS

In This Issue
Opioid as a Wicked Problem
John J. Frey, III, MD, WMJ Medical Editor


Use of Oxygen at the End of Life: Attitudes, Beliefs, and Practices in Wisconsin
Lisa Quinn-Lee, PhD, MSSW; Jeanne Weggel, MSN, APNP; Susan D. Moch, PhD, RN

Is There an Association Between Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) and Autoimmune Disease?
Brent Klinkhammer, MD, PharmD; Michael Gruchalla, MD

Mapping Drug Overdose Demographic and Socioeconomic Characteristics in the Community
Brenda L. Rooney, PhD, MPH; Mitchell T. Voter; Christopher M. Eberlein, MD; Andrea J. Schossow; Cathy L. Fischer, MA, ELS

Shift in Drug vs Alcohol Prevalence in Milwaukee County Motor Vehicle Decedents, 2010–2016
Kiran A. Faryar, MD, MPH; Sara A. Kohlbeck, MPH; Sara J. Schreiber, BS


GunderKids: Design of a Clinical Care Management Program for Parents With Substance Abuse and Their Newborn Children with a Focus on Preventing Child Abuse
Ann E. Budzak-Garza, MD; Allison L. Allmon Dixson, PhD; Renee A. Holzer, RN; Kaitlin E. Lillard-Pierce, RN; Carolynn J. Devine, CSW


Survey Assessing Medical Student and Physician Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding the Opioid Crisis
Skyler Chouinard, BS; Aman Prasad, PhD; Randall Brown, MD, PhD

A Multistep Approach to Address Clinican Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior Around Opioid Prescribing
Sara Kohlbeck, MPH; Brenna Akert, BS; Caroline Pace, MD; Amy Zosel, MD, MSCS


Acute Ischemic Stroke in a Young Woman With No Known Risk Factors
Noureldin Abdelhamid, MD; Salman Farooq, MD; Amrou Sarraj, MD


Dean’s Corner
CAR T-cell Immunotherapy Bringing Hope Where None Existed
Joseph E. Kerschner, MD

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