University of Wisconsin–Madison Medical College of Wisconsin

Volume 123, Issue 1

February 2024

On the Cover: Mitosis by Vincent Cryns, MD


This issue of WMJ features studies exploring postoperative prescribing practices following gynecologic surgery, whether obstructive sleep apnea during pregnancy is associated with autism spectrum disorder in children, the feasibility of low carbohydrate/time-restricted eating for insulin-dependent type 2 diabetic patients, and more.

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From the Editor
Reflecting on Excellence: The Wisconsin Medical Journal’s Year in Review
Fahad Aziz, MD, FASN

Letter to the Editor
Optimizing Inpatient Patient Experience
Precious Anyanwu, BS; Sparsh Jain, BS; Sushma Raju, MD; Sanjay Bhandari, MD; Jeanette Carreras, MPH; Pinky Jha, MD, MPH; Barbara Slawski, MD

Letter to the Editor
Comment on ‘Can Metronidazole Cause a Disulfiram-Like Reaction? A Case-Control Study Propensity Matched By Age, Sex and Ethanol Concentration’
Petros N. Karamanakos, MD, MSc, PhD; Eleftheria S. Panteli, MD, MSc, PhD, DESA; Marios Marselos, MD, PhD

Letter to the Editor
Leprosy in the Upper Midwest: Vigilance Needed for Contacts
Pugazhenthan Thangaraju, MD, Sajitha Venkatesan, MD

The Safety Net’s Safety Net: Understanding the Crucial Role of Free Clinics in Cardiovascular Care
Lucas Zellmer, MD; Sanjoyita Mallick, DO; Jason Larsen, MBA; Gautam R. Shroff, MBBS; Maarya Pasha, MD

Advanced Practice Providers’ Wellness Essential for Health Care Organizations
Ashley Choudoir, MSN, APNP, NP-C; Fahad Aziz, MD

Dean’s Corner
Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center—Notable Discoveries and Accomplishments in Dementia Research
Sanjay Asthana, MD, FACP; Robert N. Golden, MD


Feasibility Study of a Low-Carbohydrate/Time-Restricted Eating Protocol for Insulin-Using Type 2 Diabetic Patients
Philip N. Zimmermann, MD; Linda M. Baier Manwell, MS; Fauzia Osman, MPH; David Feldstein, MD

Are Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy Associated With Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children: A Case-Control Study
Julia Nick, BS; Kristin Seaborg, MD; Kathleen Kastner, MD; Mihaela Bazalakova, MD, PhD; Kathleen Antony, MD, MSCI

Postoperative Prescribing Practices Following Gynecologic Surgery
Rachel J. Craven, MS; Madeline K. Moureau, BS; Heidi W. Brown, MD, MAS; Emily M. Buttigieg, MD

An Interprofessional Initiative to Address Tests Pending at Discharge for Hospitalized Pediatric Patients
Sarah H. Vepraskas, MD; Erica Chou, MD; Danita Hahn, MD; Sara Lauck, MD; Tracey Liljestrom, MD; Robyn Woolever, BSN RN-BC; Kelly Goetz, BSBA, RN-BC


Eyes on the Future: Inspiring Latino Middle School Youth to Pursue Careers in STEM Through Early Interactive Science Programming
Laura A. Carrillo, BA; Raquel A. Valdes, BA; Eric B. Desjarlais, BS; Velinka Medic, MS; Judy E. Kim, MD

Utilization of Mental Health Services by Medical College of Wisconsin Trainees
Jenna T. Le, BS; Timothy McAuliffe, PhD, MS; Himanshu Agrawal, MD; David Cipriano, PhD, MS


A Case of Doxycycline-Induced Pancreatitis
Jeremiah Kakes, MD; William E. Cayley, Jr., MD, MDiv; Justin Sporleder, MD

Severe Thrombocytopenia in Decompensated Liver Disease: An Example of Accelerated Intravascular Coagulation and Fibrinolysis
Jesse Fletcher, BA; Brandon J. Calley, BS; Pinky Jha, MD, MPH

Central Cord Syndrome After Fall From Inversion Table
Isaac Michels; Lang Jacobson, MD

A Case of Weak D Serologic Phenotype
Alice M. Boshoven, MD; Laura Verhagen, DO


Proceedings from the 2023 Medical College of Wisconsin Innovations in Healthcare Education Research Annual Conference

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