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Wake Forest Journal of Science and Medicine

Deadline for submissions for the fourth issue: June 25, 2018

The Wake Forest Journal of Science and Medicine provides an open-access, peer-reviewed platform for the publication of solid clinical and bench science as well as case reports, perspectives and reviews. Our vision is for the WFJSM to become an indexed journal that showcases high-quality research from our institution and beyond. 

Continue reading: About the WFJSM

Lucky 26: When a Cure Comes Too Slowly

Dalane W. Kitzman, MD

Twenty-six years ago, as an internal medicine resident, I hugged and waved goodbye to a dear patient of mine.  As he was loaded into an ambulance to go to a hospice, I was overwhelmed by conflicting emotions.  How could I, a young doctor in training, know that I was doing the right thing in sending this young man, still a teenager, to a hospice to die? He had fought so hard for so long with the terrible disease with which he had been born, cystic fibrosis.  
Continue reading: 2017 Issue of the WFJSM

Recurrent Altered Mental Status in a Patient Newly Prescribed Methadone 

Eliza Szuch; Jennifer L. Hannum, MD; Ihtsham Haq, MD; Roy E Stowd, MD

Case Presentation
A 41-year-old male with a history of fibromyalgia on alprazolam and duloxtine, who reported chronic illicit methadone use, initially presented to an outside facility who confusion, dysphasia, paranoia, and short-term memory loss. 
Continue reading: 2017 Issue of the WFJSM

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