Victor Olaolu Kolade

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OBJECTIVES More than 22 million Americans are living with addiction, including nearly seven million who misuse prescription medications. However, most medical schools and residency programs provide little to no education addressing alcohol and drug addiction. Implementation of a new addiction medicine curriculum at a single internal medicine program(More)
Graves' disease is an autoimmune process in which the thyroid gland is stimulated by autoantibodies, leading to hyperthyroidism. Graves' disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroid function, primarily affecting women in their 40s and 50s. Treatment may involve oral radioiodine, which is taken up by the follicular cells of the thyroid, where it emits(More)
BACKGROUND Professionalism is a core competency for residency required by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education. We sought a means to objectively assess professionalism among internal medicine and transitional year residents. INNOVATION We established a point system to document unprofessional behaviors demonstrated by internal medicine(More)
UNLABELLED A 25-year-old African-American male with mental retardation was brought to the hospital by his caregiver with a chief complaint of low back pain for four months, complicated by recent anorexia and weight loss. Lumbar spine x-ray showed spondylosis at L2-L3 with normal sacroiliac joints, hip and femur; MRI showed a fracture of the L2 vertebral(More)
R eporting of cancer screening rates in the United States has been fraught with much variability, but maintains great importance with respect to cancer morbidity and mortality as well as related health disparities. The situation is complicated by changes in national guidelines. Tosteson et al. sought to extend our knowledge about cancer screening by(More)
INTRODUCTION Exercise is Medicine™ (EIM) is an approach to clinic-based physical activity (PA) promotion. Study aims were to 1) assess the acceptability of current EIM protocols among healthcare providers (providers) and health and fitness professionals (fitness professionals); and 2) pilot test the resultant modified EIM protocols comparing patients(More)
We describe the case of a 73-year-old male with a history of ocular myasthenia gravis (OMG) who was followed through diagnosis and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). Therapeutic use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) led to improvement of not only SDB but also OMG. To our knowledge, this is the first paper describing this treatment(More)
Topiramate (TPM) is a sulfa-derivative monosaccharide that has been used for multiple indications in the last several years. We describe a 53-year-old woman with known chronic kidney disease stage 2 and baseline creatinine of 1 mg/dL who developed acute kidney injury and proximal renal tubular dysfunction while on TPM for depression. The Naranjo Adverse(More)
Back pain is a common complaint in the outpatient setting. The etiology is most often benign but it can be a serious, even life-threatening problem. This report describes a 33-year-old Caucasian male who presented with severe upper back pain for three weeks that did not respond to symptomatic outpatient treatment. Imaging studies revealed a mediastinal mass(More)