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 March issue features original articles discussing re-credentialing programs for cardiac CT, evaluation of body image among users of heart rhythm devices, atrial fibrillation in patients receiving inbrutinib, patient preference for providers to treat food and ankle disorders, pancreatic insufficienty in a child with cystic fibrosis, ST segment elevation myocardial infarction and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Authors from the Marshfield Clinic Health System are noted in bold.

Peer-reviewed original articles in this edition include:

“Body Image and Adjustment among Patients with Heart Rhythm Management Devices following Cardiac Rehabilitation Program: A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial” by Mahnaz Rakhshan, Zeinab Khoshnood, Leila Ansari and Amir Aslani

“Implementation of Process Improvements to Facilitate Cardiac CT Re-Credentialing in a Rural Healthcare System” by Bilal Unar, Stacey C. Rolak, Chuyang Zhong and Roxann Rokey

“Determinants of Atrial Fibrillation Development among Patients undergoing Ibrutinib Therapy” by Adedayo A. Onitilo, Tinuade O. Piwuna, Nazmul Islam, Luis Furuya-Kanamori, Sanjay Kumar, and Suhail A.R. Doi

“Physician Burnout during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Survey Study” by Vladimir I. Rozhdestvenskiy, Vlada V. Titova, Irina A. Gorkovaya, Dmitry O. Ivanov, and Yuri S. Aleksandrovich

“Reasons for Suicide Attempts in South India during the COVID-19 Pandemic” by K. Prabhakar, Anitha Aswathanarayana, and K. Hemanth Kumar Reddy

“Understanding Patient Preference of Providers to Treat Foot and Ankle Disorders” by Jonathan Kraus, Alexander Nielsen, Brian Law, Glenn Shi, and Gunnar Whealy

“Pancreatic Insufficiency in a Child with p.Gly542* and c.2657+5G>A Heterozygote CFTR: A Case Report” by Fernanda dos Anjos; Jonatha Wruck; Thiago Inácio Teixeira do Carmo; Victor Emanuel Miranda Soares; Débora Tavares de Resende e Silva; Margarete Dulce Bagatini; and Sarah Franco Vieira de Oliveira Maciel

“ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the COVID-19 Era: Appraisal of the Evidence” by Somto Nwaedozie and Shereif H. Rezkalla

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

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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