What’s the evidence for evidence based medicine?

by jmiller on May 11, 2015

“What’s in a name?  The answer begins with the name, which physicians find both amusing and insulting, as if in the dark ages before EBM, physicians practiced without evidence.  EBM’s power comes in part, from branding. The art and alchemy … learn more

Should patients stop taking aspirin for primary prevention?

by jmiller on May 11, 2015

“In view of current evidence, we do not recommend routinely using aspirin for pimary prevention of cardiovascular disease, even in patients with diabetes mellitus.  The decision must be indificualized on the basis of the patient’s risks of cardiovascular disease and … learn more

Preoperative medical testing in medicare patients undergoing cataract surgery

by jmiller on April 16, 2015

“Routine preoperative testing is not recommended for patients undergoing cataract surgery, because testing neither decreases adverse events nor improves outcomes. Preoperative testing before cataract surgery occurred frequently and was more strongly associated with provider practice patterns than with patient characteristics.  … learn more

New hypertension guidelines: One size fits most?

by jmiller on April 10, 2015

“The report of the panel appointed to the eight Joing National Committee on prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC8) is more evidence-based and focused than its predecessors, outlining a management strategy that is simpler and, in … learn more

Should patients stop taking aspirin for primary prevention?

by jmiller on April 10, 2015

“Based on the current available evidence, the US Food and Drug Administration recently issued a Consumer Update that does not support aspirin for primary prevention and warns patients about the risk of serious bleeding complications.  Moreover, current guidelines and consensus learn more

Celebrating National Doctor’s Day on March 30

by Medical Staff Office on March 27, 2015

On Monday, March 30, Anne Arundel Medical Center is celebrating National Doctor’s Day as a way to say “thank you” to our doctors. At Anne Arundel Medical Center, we are proud to have you as valued members of the medical … learn more

Tickets available for “Denim & Diamonds Bash” Clatanoff fundraiser

by Medical Staff Office on March 27, 2015

In an effort to keep things fresh, and offer a variety of fundraising activities that appeal to many different people, we have changed the AAMC Gala to an every-other-year event, making the next Gala the 50th Anniversary Gala in … learn more

AAMC files Certificate of Need application for cardiac surgery

by Medical Staff Office on March 27, 2015

AAMC has filed a Certificate of Need (CON) application with the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) to bring cardiac surgery to AAMC.

Our proposed cardiac surgery program is in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM).  Building on our eight-year relationship … learn more

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