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Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first US case of COVID-19. The spherical viral particles, colorized blue, contain cross-sections through the viral genome, seen as black dots. (Photo credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Hannah A Bullock, Azaibi Tamin)

Original Research

Population-Level Disease Prevalence Rates Correlate With COVID-19 Mortality
George L. Morris, III, MD, MPH
WMJ. 2023;122(2):101-104.

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
WMJ. 2022;121(3):177-180.

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
WMJ. 2022;121(3):181-188.

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
WMJ. 2022;121(3):189-193.

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
WMJ. 2022;121(3):194-200.

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
WMJ. 2022;121(3):201-204

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
WMJ. 2022;121(3):205-211

Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in Asymptomatic Faculty and Staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Maureen D. Goss, MPH; Mary M. Checovich, MS; Cristalyne Bell, BS; Shari Barlow, BA; Jonathan L. Temte, MD, PhD
WMJ. 2022;121(2):121-126.

COVID-19 Surveillance Testing in Secondary Schools: Findings and Barriers to Implementation
Amy Falk, MD; Mikaela Decoster, BS; Zachary Wallace, BS; Peter Falk, OD; Sarah Steffen, MMP; Alison Benda, BS; Tracy Beth Høeg, MD, PhD
WMJ. 2022;121(1):13-17.

Telehealth in Genetics: The Genetic Counselor Perspective on the Utility of Telehealth in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Wisconsin
Sarah H. Choi, MGCS; Marwat N. Salamin, BS; Catherine A. Reiser, MS; Lauren E. Rachow, BS; Michael R. Lasarev, MS; M. Stephen Meyn, MD, PhD; Elizabeth M. Petty, MD
WMJ. 2022;121(1):41-47.

Coping Strategies Utilized by Emergency Department Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Corlin Jewell, MD; Christopher Vandivort, MD; Brian Patterson, MD, MPH; Benjamin H. Schnapp, MD, MEd
WMJ. 2021;120(4):262-267.

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
WMJ. 2021;120(2):94-99.

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
WMJ. 2021;120(2):100-105.

Clinical Features of COVID-19 Infection in Patients Treated at a Large Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Thomas J. Ebert, MD, PhD; Shannon Dugan; Lauren Barta, MD; Brian Gordon, MD; Calvin Nguyen-Ho; Paul S. Pagel, MD, PhD
WMJ. 2020;119(4):248-252.

Utilization and Results of Repeat SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Testing in a Presumptive Low Prevalence Population
S. Krisztian Kovacs, MD; Jill Palmer, MT(ASCP); Derrick J. Chen, MD; William Rehrauer, PhD; David T. Yang, MD
WMJ. 2020;119(3):177-181.

Changes in Alcohol Use Patterns in the United States During COVID-19 Pandemic
Nicole Boschuetz, MD; Shanna Cheng, MD; Ling Mei, MD; Veronica M. Loy, DO
WMJ. 2020;119(3):171-176.

Investigating the Trajectory of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Milwaukee County and Projected Effects of Relaxed Distancing
Amin Bemanian, PhD; Kwang Woo Ahn, PhD; Mallory O’Brien, PhD, MS; Darren J. Rausch, MS; Benjamin Weston, MD, MPH; Kirsten M. M. Beyer, PhD, MPH, MS
WMJ. 2020;119(2):84-90.


Electronic Vaping Product Use Among Adolescents in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Updated Scientific Review for Clinicians 
Pravesh Sharma, MD; Taharat Sheikh; Christopher Williams, MD
WMJ. 2021;120(3):205-208.

The Great Mask Debate: A Debate That Shouldn’t Be a Debate at All
John R. Raymond, Sr., MD
WMJ. 2020;119(4):229-239.

Brief Reports

Lessons Learned From the COVID-19 Pandemic: Factors Affecting Decreased Incidence of Influenza
Hamza Mirza; Mansoor Mirza, MD
WMJ. 2023;122(1):56-59.

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
WMJ. 2022;121(3):226-230.

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
WMJ. 2022;121(3):231-234.

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
WMJ. 2022;121(3):235-238.

Pediatric Respiratory Illness Hospitalizations Prior to COVID-19 and During the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Southeast Wisconsin
Tracey Liljestrom, MD; Sarah Corey Bauer, MD; Francesca Moral, MD; Erin Preloger, MD; Mariann Chelampath, MD
WMJ. 2022;121(1):54-57.

COVID-19 Pandemic Exacerbates Childhood Immunization Disparities
Brittany J. Lehrer, MD; Lauren Lawton, RN, BSN; Amy Kastens, RN, BSN; Larissa Malmstadt, MD; Robert Rohloff, MD; Peter L. Havens, MD, MS; Anna R. Huppler, MD
WMJ. 2022;121(1):58-60.

Rapid Transition to Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Medical Genetics Experience 
Sara Zoran, MS, CGC; Christie Turcott, MS, CGC; Amy Whitehead, MPA; Lynn Hrabik, MPH, RDN; Anne Harris, PhD; Jessica Scott Schwoerer, MD
WMJ. 2021;120(3):218-221.

SARS-CoV-2 Cycle Thresholds, Poverty, Race, and Clinical Outcomes
Frida Rivera, MD, PhD; Cameron G. Gmehlin, BA; Liliana E. Pezzin, PhD, JD; Ryan Hanson, MS; Adriana Perez, MS; Siddhartha Singh, MD, MS, MBA; Nathan A. Ledeboer, PhD; Blake W. Buchan, PhD; Ann B. Nattinger, MD, MPH; L. Silvia Munoz-Price, MD, PhD
WMJ. 2021;120(4):301-304.

Collective Action: The Medical College of Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccination Program
AshLeigh M. Sanchez, MA; Kristin Busse, PharmD; Karen MacKinnon, BPharm; Lisa Henk, MS; George E. MacKinnon, PhD; Jennifer Brown, BS; Susan Mauermann, RN; Teresa Dobrowski; Jayne Jungmann; Jennifer Bultman, BS, PMP; Siddhartha Singh, MD; Ann B. Nattinger, MD, MPH
WMJ. 2021;120(4):305-308.

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
WMJ. 2021;120(2):152-155.

Decrease in Positivity Rate of Influenza Tests Coinciding With Outbreak of SARS-CoV-2: Data From a Southeastern Wisconsin Laboratory
Siddhartha Singh, MD, MS, MBA; Nathan A. Ledeboer, PhD; Purushottam W. Laud, PhD; Ryan Hanson, MS; Jonathon D. Truwit, MD, MBA
WMJ. 2020;119(4):275-277.

Low Rate of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Adults With Active Cancer Diagnosis in a Nonendemic Region in the United States
Yana Puckett, MD, MBA, MPH, MSc; Lee Wilke, MD; Sharon Weber, MD; Amanda Parkes, MD; Noelle K. LoConte, MD
WMJ. 2020;119(4):286-288.

University of Wisconsin Guidelines for Treatment of Facial Trauma While Minimizing the Risk of COVID-19 Transmission
Shady Elmaraghi, MD; Venkat K Rao, MD, MBA; Catharine B. Garland, MD; Benjamin C. Marcus, MD; Delora L. Mount, MD
WMJ. 2020;119(3):202-204.

COVID-19 Experience in a Wisconsin Academic Medical Center
Julie M. Kolinski, MD; Sakthi K. Sundararajan, MD; Sheila Swartz, MD; Kavita V. Naik, MD; Navdeep Gupta, MD
WMJ. 2020;119(3):198-201.

Case Reports

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
WMJ. 2022;121(3):e34-e37.

Severe Maternal Morbidity and Neonatal Mortality After COVID-19 Infection: Case Report
Zachary J. Schoppen, MD; Kristen Stearns, MD; Kate Dielentheis, MD
WMJ. 2022;121(3):e37-e41.

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
WMJ. 2022;121(3):e42-e45.

Acute Worsening of Atypical Parkinson’s Syndrome After Receiving Second Dose of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
Rachel Russell, MD; Brian Quinn, MD
WMJ. 2022;121(3):e46-e49.

Case Report of COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine-Associated Myocarditis
Thomas Licata, DO; Adam Clements, DO
WMJ. 2022;121(3):e50-e52.

Pericarditis as a Secondary Complication of COVID-19 in a Renal Transplant Patient
Taylor Brockman, BS; Leilani Hernandez, MPH; Tej Mehta, MD; Bipin Thapa, MD, MS, FACP
WMJ. 2021;120(4):313-315.

Lessons Learned: COVID Management and Cultural Practices in the US Hmong Community
Maichou Lor, PhD, RN; Phia Xiong, MD
WMJ. 2021;120(4):316-320.

Evidence of Early Household Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Involving a School-Aged Child 
Jonathan L. Temte, MD, PhD; Shari Barlow, BA; Emily Temte, BA; Maureen Goss, MPH; Kelsey Florek, PhD, MPH; Katarina M. Braun, MD; Thomas C. Friedrich, PhD; Erik Reisdorf, MS; Allen C. Bateman, PhD, MPH; Amra Uzicanin, MD, MPH
WMJ. 2021;120(3):233-236.

Pausing During the Pandemic: Addressing Cognitive Biases in Providers’ Medical Decision-Making During the COVID-19 Era
Sarah Yale, MD; Jacqueline Lee, MD; Natalya Beneschott, MD; Amanda Rogers, MD
WMJ. 2021;120(3):241-243.

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
WMJ. 2021;120(2):131-136.

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
WMJ. 2021;120(2):137-141.


Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children: A Call for Improving Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination Rates
Paula Soung, MD
WMJ. 2022;121(1):6-7

Systems Thinking Is Vital to Long-Term Equitable COVID-19 Response and Recovery in Wisconsin
Sarah Davis, JD, MPA; Eunice Y. Park, MIS; Maria Morgen, BS; Baila Khan, BS; Kylie Donovan, BS; Manpreet Kaur, BS; Margaret B. Hackett, BA
WMJ. 2022;121(1):9-12,68

The First COVIDecade
Robert N. Golden, MD; David O’Connor, PhD
WMJ. 2021;120(2):162-163.

Mural Collaboration Aims to Heal Community
Nathan Hau; Julie Anderson, PhD; Donn Dexter, MD
WMJ. 2021;120(2):88-89.

Mind the Gaps: Supporting Key Social Safety Nets Across the Digital Divide in Rural Wisconsin
Kellia J. Hansmann, MD, MPH; Quinton D. Cotton, MSSA; Amy JH Kind, MD, PhD
WMJ. 2020;119(4): 227-228.

Good Morning Doctor; Welcome to a New Day
Marc Tumerman, MD
WMJ. 2020;119(4):225.

It’s Not Enough
Jonathan Temte, MD, PhD; Robert N. Golden, MD
WMJ. 2020;119(4):296-297.

A New Road Map for Our Nation’s Response to COVID-19
Robert N. Golden, MD; Joseph E. Kerschner, MD
WMJ. 2020;119(3):215-216.

The Year Sports Died
Ryan J. Wagner, DO
WMJ. 2020;119(3):145-146.

Redefining Self-Interest – The US Response to COVID-19 
John T. Roddy, MD; Jesse Muehlbauer
WMJ. 2020;119(3):147-148.

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Medical Student Education in Wisconsin
William J. Hueston, MD; Elizabeth M. Petty, MD
WMJ. 2020;119(2):80-82.

COVID-19 Poses Challenges to Immigrant Physicians in the United States
Sonal Chandratre, MD; Aamod Soman, MD
WMJ. 2020;119(2):77-78.

Hearing the Call of Duty: What We Must Do to Allow Medical Students to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Adina L. Kalet, MD, MPH; Fabrice Jotterand, PhD, MA; Martin Muntz, MD; Bipin Thapa, MD, MS; Bruce Campbell, MD
WMJ. 2020;119(1):6-7.

Letters to the Editor

Empathy for the Unvaccinated 
Margaret L. Schwarze, MD, MPP; William J. Ehlenbach, MD, MSc
WMJ. 2021;120(3):168.

COVID-19 Outbreak Associated With Ice Fishing
Blaise Vitale, MD, FAAFP
WMJ. 2021;120(1):5.

Emotional Support in Times of COVID-19: A Latinx Community Initiative
Patricia Tellez-Giron, MD; Fernando Cano Ospina; Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, MA; Brenda Gonzalez; Maria Mora Pinzon, MD, MS
WMJ. 2020;119(3):144.

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