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Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) March 03, 2015
The Journal of Medical Toxicology(JMT), the official journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT), transitions from a traditional print journal to an online-only format with its March 2015 issue (Vol.11, Issue 1). All issues will now be accessible by computer or mobile device, and PDFs of individual articles will be downloadable. The switch to online-only is in response to overwhelming reader and College input, and allows JMT to join the ranks of other major journals. Benefits include fast publication of important research in addition to environmental friendliness.
Much of the March issue of JMT is devoted to research that will be presented at ACMT’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Clearwater, Florida on March 27-29. Abstracts from over 100 cutting-edge studies and other noteworthy toxicologic reports are included. These synopses inform the future work of other researchers, practicing clinicians, and policymakers on issues ranging from innovative public health initiatives to new insights on the mechanism of lipid emulsion therapy. The March issue offers an early preview of practice-changing manuscripts that will be debated at the scientific meeting.
The March issue also includes a special focus on the operations of medical toxicology services. Three papers, each from a different region of the United States, offer varying perspectives on the delivery of patient care by medical toxicologists. Timothy Weigand, MD, and co-authors in Rochester, NY, describe the economic benefits of a medical toxicology consulting service in a large urban academic tertiary care center. Trevonne Thompson, MD, and co-authors describe a related experience in a private outpatient medical toxicology practice in Chicago. Finally, Steven Curry, MD, and colleagues report better medical outcomes and resource utilization in hospitalized poisoned patients when primarily under the care of physician medical toxicologists in several hospitals in the Phoenix area. These papers add important new knowledge to a growing body of literature on the bottom line benefits of an active toxicology service in healthcare today. These articles and other regular features are available in the March edition of JMT (Volume 11, Issue 1).