University of Wisconsin–Madison Medical College of Wisconsin

Volume 120, Issue 2

July 2021

Healing Reflections

COVER IMAGE: Panels from the “Healing Reflections” mural. Photo courtesy of Codi Leigh Photography. Reproduced with permission.

Much has changed in our practices, profession, and communities since the first cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in 2020. And as the pandemic starts to quiet, the academic medical community is catching up—writing about lessons learned and reflecting on ways these experiences may shape the future. This issue of WMJ includes a collection of these papers, as well as a narrative that describes a unique collaboration–the Healing Reflections mural—aimed at healing one Wisconsin community and documenting an historic year.

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In This Issue
COVID, Hepatitis, and Cancer 
Sarina Schrager, MD, MS, WMJ Editor-in-Chief

As I See It
Mural Collaboration Aims to Heal Community 
Nathan Hau; Julie Anderson, PhD; Donn Dexter, MD

An Epidemic with a Cure 
Steven Tyska, MD; Ryan P. Westergaard, MD, PhD, MPH


Risk Factors and Mortality for Atypical Presentation of COVID-19 Infection in Hospitalized Patients – Lessons From the Early Pandemic 
Aurora Pop-Vicas, MD, MPH; Ambar Haleem, MD; Fauzia Osman, MPH; Ryan Fuglestad, BS; Daniel Shirley, MD; Robert Striker, MD; Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD

Community-Based Testing for COVID-19 in a Low-Prevalence, Rural Area: Documentation of Logistics and Practical Aspects of Testing
Mari Freiberg, MPH; Mary F. Henningfield, PhD; Paul H. Hunter, MD; Elizabeth Bade, MD

Hepatitis C Treatment Knowledge and Practice Among Family Medicine Physicians in Wisconsin During the Current Hepatitis C Epidemic
Ruth Koepke, MPH; Wajiha Z. Akhtar, PhD, MPH; Vanessa M. Kung, MD, PhD; David W. Seal, PhD; Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH; Ryan P. Westergaard, MD, PhD, MPH

Hepatitis B Screening and Awareness in the Milwaukee Hmong Community 
Sindalana Hean, MD; Tuong Van Nguyen, MD; Tim Wang, MD; Steven Hur, MD; Chris Johnson, MD; Alina Leung, MD; Heather Chou, MD; Janna Lam Keenan, MD; Anna Patel, MD; Kia Saeian, MD, MSc Epi

Cancer Mortality and Research Outcomes in a Rural State 
Mark R. Williamson, PhD; Rashid M. Ahmed, PhD

Colorectal Cancer Screening After Changes in US Preventive Services Force Guidelines With Increased Screening Options
Mark Benson, MD; Andrew Johannes, MD; Jennifer M. Weiss, MD, MS; Michael Lucey, MD; Jeff Pier, BS; Patrick Pfau, MD


Pediatric COVID-19 Delirium: Case Report of 2 Adolescents 
Sarah Corey Bauer, MD; Francesca Moral, MD; Erin Preloger, MD; Alexandrea Spindler, DO; Marisa Roman, MD; Ashley Logan, DO; Scott J. Sandage, DO; Colleen Manak, MD; Michelle Mitchell, MD

Activating the Hospital Incident Command System Response in a Community Specialty Practice: The Mayo Clinic Experience 
Ellen A. Love, MHA; Susanne C. Degen, RN, MBA; Jason E. Craig, MBA; Richard A. Helmers, MD

Renal Cell Carcinoma Presenting With Combined Cervical Lymphadenopathy and Cardiac Metastasis Without Inferior Vena Cava Involvement 
Rana M. Usman, MD; Owais Yahya, MD; Hemnishil K. Marella, DO; Amit L. Jain, MD; Rahul Peravali, BS; Reshma Premkumar; Robert Bradsher, MD

Bacillus cereus: Beyond Gastroenteritis 
Lindsey Koop, MD; Rohini Garg, MBBS; Toan Nguyen, MD; Nagarjuna Reddy Gujjula, MBBS; Manasa Velagapudi, MBBS

Encephalopathy of Unclear Etiology: A Diagnostic Dilemma
Javad Najjar Mojarrab, MD, MBA; Somto Nwaedozie, MD; Rana Raheel H. Khan, MD; Jayanthgopalreddy Vedre, MD; Martin K. Reriani, MD


Heart Disease, Advanced Age, Minority Race, and Hispanic Ethnicity Are Associated With Mortality in COVID-19 Patients 
Brian J. Conway, BS; Ji Won Kim, BS; David C. Brousseau, MD, MS; Meghan Conroy, BS

Effect of Genicular Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Retrospective Chart Review
Brody Fitzpatrick; Matthew Cowling, DO; Michelle Poliak-Tunis, MD; Kathryn Miller, MD


Dean’s Corner
Knowledge Changing Life: A History of the Medical College of Wisconsin, 1893-2019
Joseph E. Kerschner, MD

Dean’s Corner
The First COVIDecade
Robert N. Golden, MD; David O’Connor, PhD

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