University of Wisconsin–Madison Medical College of Wisconsin

Volume 121, Issue 3

October 2022

The Myriad Effects of COVID-19

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on the health care landscape has been widespread. This issue of WMJ includes a collection of papers that explore many of the myriad ways COVID-19 has affected the delivery of care, various health conditions and outcomes, clinician mental health, and more.

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From the Editor
All Clinicians Communicate With Patients, But Too Few Connect
Fahad Aziz, MD, FASN, WMJ Editor-in-Chief

Letter to the Editor
Promoting Mentorship and Scholarship Among Underrepresented Minority Medical Students
Sonal Chandratre, MD; Gifty Marfowaa, BS; Abdul-Rahman Abdel-Reheem, BS; Pinky Jha, MD

Letter to the Editor
Health Illiteracy: The Crisis in Rural America
Mario Duwe; Megan Lechleitner

Can Technology Improve Participation From Underserved Children and Families in Rehabilitation Research?
Samuel T. Nemanich, PhD, MSCI; Bernadette T. Gillick, PhD, MSPT, PT; Theresa Sukal-Moulton, DPT, PhD; Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, PhD


Sharp Rise in New-Onset Pediatric Diabetes During the COVID-19 Pandemic 
Aisha Ansar, MD; Tim Livett, MD; Whitney Beaton, MSN; Aaron L Carrel, MD; Mary Tracy Bekx, MD

Patients’ View of Their Primary Care Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Implications for Future Integration: A Multimethod Study
Valerie Gilchrist, MD; Kendra Nervik, PhD(c); Collin Ellenbecker, BSc; Wen-Jan Tuan, DHA, MS, MPH; Mark A. Micek, MD, MPH; Ellen Goldstein, PhD, MFT

Analysis of Emergency Department Patient-Visit Volumes in an Academic Health System During a COVID-19 Pandemic Statewide ‘Safer at Home’ Order 
Morgan D. Wilbanks, MD; Nicole Fumo, MPH; Jamie M. Aranda, MD; Amy Zosel, MD; Jonathan Rubin, MD; John Ray, MD; Ian B. K. Martin, MD, MBA

Changes in Pediatric Intensive Care Admissions in Wisconsin During the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic
Claire Godsey, MD; Rachel Gabor, MS; Matthew Oelstrom, MD; Scott Hagen, MD; Jennifer Peterson, MD; John Taylor, DO; Theresa Mikhailov, MD, PhD

Perinatal Outcomes Associated With Institutional Changes Early in the COVID-19 Pandemic 
Jenna L. Racine, MD; Scott J. Hetzel, MS; Jesus I. Iruretagoyena, MD; Kara K. Hoppe, DO, MSCI

Leveraging Social Determinants of Health to Reduce Hospital Length of Stay: A Pilot QI Project for Solid Tumor Oncology Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic 
Sailaja Kamaraju, MD, MS; David Atkinson, MBA; Tamiah Wright, DNP, RN, APNP, AGCNS-BC; John Charlson, MD; Thomas Wetzel, MS; Grace Campbell, PhD, MSW, CRRN; Jennifer Cadman, RN; Joni Williams, MD, MPH; Leonard Egede, MD, MS; Janet Retseck, MD; Anjishnu Banerjee, PhD; Valarie Ehrlich, PA-C; Melinda Stolley, PhD; Steve Power, MBA

Difficult Questions With Many Gray Areas: Nuanced Abortion Attitudes Among Physicians
Madelyne Z. Greene, PhD; Nicholas B. Schmuhl, PhD; Daniel L. Pellicer, MD; Cynthie Wautlet, MD

Interdisciplinary Deprescribing of Aspirin Through Prescriber Education and Provision of Patient-Specific Recommendations 
Cameron Draeger, PharmD; Fahad Lodhi, MD; Nicole Geissinger, MD; Tonja Larson, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, BCGP; Sara Griesbach, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP


The Use of Health Care and Community-Based Services by People Living With Dementia and Their Caregivers During the COVID-19 Pandemic 
Jack F. V. Hunt, MD, PhD; Tamara J. Le Caire, MS, PhD; Molly Schroeder, CSW; Kathleen O’Toole Smith; Katelyn Marschall, MPH; Art Walaszek, MD

Wisconsin’s COVID-19 Safer-at-Home Order: Perspectives on Pain, Stress, and Functioning From Pediatric Patients With Chronic Pain 
Ashin Mehta, BS; Johanna R. Michlig, BS; Monica L. Gremillion, PhD; Kim Anderson Khan, PsyD; W. Hobart Davies, PhD; Steven J. Weisman, MD; Keri R. Hainsworth, PhD

Implementation of an Active Screening Program for SARS-CoV2 – Experience at an Academic Medical Center 
Rupa Udani, PhD; Kala F. Schilter, PhD; Ryan E. Hillmer, PhD; Rae Ann Petersen, BA; Shankar Srinivasan, PhD, MBA; Jonathan S. Marchant, MA, PhD; Ann Nattinger, MD, MPH; Honey V. Reddi, PhD

Safe Opioid Prescribing for Pediatric Patients: An Interprofessional Learning Activity 
Kenneth Fiala, BS; Marianna Shershneva, MD, PhD; Barbara Anderson, MS

Same-Day Discharge After Robotic Hysterectomy: A Resource Utilization and Quality Improvement Project
Lindsey A. McAlarnen, MD, MSc; Jenna E. Maurer, MD; Amy Knaub, BSN; Elizabeth Hopp, MD; Kristen Streitenberger, PA-C; Erin Bishop, MD; William Bradley, MD; Janet Rader, MD; Denise Uyar, MD


Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in a Physician Assistant After Working in an ICU During COVID-19
Arjun Vadlamudi, BS; Kishan Srikanth, BS; David Driscoll, PhD; Sriram Ramaswamy, MD

Severe Maternal Morbidity and Neonatal Mortality After COVID-19 Infection: Case Report 
Zachary J. Schoppen, MD; Kristen Stearns, MD; Kate Dielentheis, MD

Encephalopathy With Akinetic Mutism in a Child With COVID-19 Infection: A Case Report
Tess Jewell, BA; David Arendt, MD, PhD; Kayla Haffley, MD; Alexa Beversdorf, APNP; Nicole E. St. Clair, MD; David Hsu, MD, PhD

Acute Worsening of Atypical Parkinson’s Syndrome After Receiving Second Dose of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine 
Rachel Russell, MD; Brian Quinn, MD

Case Report of COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine-Associated Myocarditis 
Thomas Licata, DO; Adam Clements, DO

A Rare Case of Acne Medication-Induced Drug Reaction With Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms 
Benjamin L. Hamel, MD; Sadie F. Mason, MD; Alina G. Burek; Kristen E. Holland, MD

Hyponatremia Associated With Standard-Dose Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Use in an Immunocompetent Patient 
Ahad Azeem, MD; Nida Majeed, MD; Samreen Khuwaja, MD

A Medication Hiccup: Chlorpromazine-Induced Agranulocytosis in a 72-Year-Old Male 
David Lambert, MD; Meghan E. Nothem, DO; Zacory Kobylarz, MD; Cecilia Scholcoff, MD, MPH

A Case of Drug-Induced Stevens-Johnson Syndrome 
Danielle R. Lyon, BS; Olaitan Akinboboye, MD, MPH; Pragya Virendrakumar Jain, MD; Pinky Jha, MD, MPH

Index to Articles: Volume 121 (2021) online at

 *Articles with this symbol have been approved for Continuing Education Credit. Click on the link to access each article and registration information.


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