The latest issue of the Clinical Medicine & Research journal was released Friday, June 25th. Clinical Medicine & Research is an indexed, peer-reviewed, medical research journal owned and published by Marshfield Clinic Health System, and edited within Marshfield Clinic Research Institute.

The June issue features original research articles related to utility of the pneumonia severity score to predict mortality due to aspiration pneumonia, risk factors for early mortality in dialysis patients, a neoadjuvant chemotherapy for non-metastatic esophageal cancer, a community hospital’s experience with genitourinary lymphoma, a historical account of phage therapy in the U.S., severe acute renal failure in McArdle Disease, a presacral extradural myxopapillary ependymoma. Three articles in this issue are authored by MCHS researchers and clinicians (names highlighted in bold).

Peer-reviewed original articles in this edition include:

“Predictive Value of the Pneumonia Severity Score on Mortality due to Aspiration Pneumonia” by Nobutaka Hirooka, Tomohiro Nakayama, Takehito Kobayashi and Hidetomo Nakamoto

“Age, Gender and Diabetes as Risk Factors for Early Mortality in Dialysis Patients: A Systematic Review” by Adil M. Hazara and Sunil Bhandari

“Modified Docetaxel, Cisplatin, and Fluorouracil (mDCF) as a Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Non-metastatic Esophageal Cancer (nMEC)” by Adedayo A. Onitilo, Trista J. Stankowski-Drengler, Oyewale Shiyanbola, Jessica Engel, Sabo Tanimu, Seth O. Fagbemi, and Ya-Huei Li

“Twenty-year Experience with Genitourinary Lymphoma at a Community Hospital” by Yazhini Vallatharasu, Adithya Chennamadhavuni, and Marvin J. Van Every

“An Early History of Phage Therapy in the United States: Is it Time to Reconsider?” by Vijay H. Aswani and Sanjay K. Shukla

”Clinical Presentation and Management of Severe Acute Renal Failure in McArdle Disease” by Majdi Hamadeh, Khalil Nasrallah, Zeinab Ajami, Rahil Zeaiter, Layan Abbas, Samih Hamadeh, and Jawad Fares

“Incidental Discovery of a Presacral Extradural Myxopapillary Ependymoma” by Roshini Ramwani, Deepa Bassi, and Alfonso Velasco

About the journal

Clinical Medicine & Research debuted in 2003 continuing the Health System’s long history of publishing scholarly journals that dates back to the first half of the 1900s. With an international reach, Clinical Medicine & Research is indexed in major U.S. and international databases of scientific information including Index Medicus/MEDLINE, PubMed Central, EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index and many more.

It is one of only a few medical research journals owned and published by private health systems and also included in the U.S. National Library of Medicine's prestigious Index Medicus/MEDLINE database. Other health systems with such indexed journals include Mayo Clinic Health System, Cleveland Clinic, Texas Heart Institute and Menninger Clinic.

Accepted articles are published online at prior to appearing in a formal issue of the journal. The site is accessed more than 20,000 times per month and has more than 100,000 full-text article views or downloads per year.

To submit an article, visit All submitted articles are peer-reviewed first by the executive editorial team. If selected during editorial review, articles are also peer-reviewed by external subject-matter experts. To reach the executive editorial team, email or call 715-389-3501.

Members of the executive editorial team include Adedayo Onitilo, M.D., Ph.D., editor-in-chief; Sherry Salzman Scott, M.S., senior editor; Jamiu O. Busari, M.D., Ph.D., associate editor from Horacio Oduber Hospital in Oranjestad, Aruba; and Rohit Sharma, M.D., FACS, associate editor. Members of the editorial advisory board from Marshfield Clinic Health System include Kelley Anderson, M.D.; Jessica Engel, D.N.P.; Steven Taylor, M.D.; and Richard Dart, M.D., editor emeriti.

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