Spring 2009

Spring 2009 (Volume 12, Issue 2) – Sorry, articles from this issue are not available.

Care of the Postbariatric Surgery Patient 
Because of the dramatic increase in the prevalence of severe obesity (BMI>40 kg/M2) and the demonstrated effectiveness of bariatric surgery in both re…
 
Hepatitis C Associated Skin Conditions
In the United States, 3.9 million people are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) which is a member of the single-stra…
 
Providing Chronic Wound Care in Corrections
It was commonly believed that a dry, crusted wound is acceptable; however it has now been scientifically proven that wounds need a moist environment t…
 
CorrEthics
As correctional physicians we are often faced with managing inmates who are refusing to follow our medical advice. In the outside world our responses…
 

A Day in the Life

“I’m allergic to cyanide.”
Perhaps you too have been faced with taking a history on a patient who lacks rational thought. While often interes…
 
Legal and Legislative Updates
As any correctional health care provider knows, inmate lawsuits are an annoyance that come with the job. Since court fees are waived, inmates can file…