Screening for Vitamin D deficiency in adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

by Medical Staff Office on March 27, 2015

The USPSTF concluded that the current evidence is insufficient to asssess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for Vitamin D deficiency in asymptomatic adults. (Ann Intern Med, Jan)  Click here to read full text.… learn more

Postoperative delirium in older adults: best practice statement from the American Geriatrics Society

by Medical Staff Office on March 27, 2015

This practice guideline (J Am Coll Surg, Feb) reviews risk factors; diagnosis; delirium screening; intraoperative measures to prevent delirium; medication as risk factors for postoperative delirium; pharmacologic prevention nonpharmacologic prevention and treatment ; medical evaluation; pharmacological treatment; and implementation of … learn more

Sciatica

by jmiller on March 27, 2015

This review article (NEJM, March 25) provides an update on the anatomy of the sciatic nerve; symptoms and examination findings’ imaging and electrological testing; nonspinal causes; conservative treatment; surgical treatment caused by lumbar disk disease; surgical techniques; and  guidelines and … learn more

Application of “Less is More” to low back pain DDDD

by jmiller on March 3, 2015

“An initiative of the National Physicians Alliance, the project titled “Promoting Good Stewardship in Clinical Practice”, developed a list of the top 5 activities in primary care for which changes in practice could lead to higher-quality care and better use … learn more

Olive oil consumption and risk of CHD and/or stroke: a meta-analysis of case-control, cohort and intervention studies

by jmiller on March 3, 2015

“Increasing evidence suggests that the Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of CVD,  Olive oil is the hallmark of this dietary pattern.  Available studies support an inverse association of olive oil consumption with stroke (and with stroke and CHD combined), … learn more

Remembering Walter Landmesser, MD

by Medical Staff Office on February 3, 2015

I am saddened to note the passing of a friend and colleague, Dr. Walter Landmesser, who died Sunday night. He was 88.  Walter had many distinctions over his lengthy career, not the least of which was its span as a … learn more

Medical staff excellence award winners

by Medical Staff Office on February 2, 2015

Congratulations to these medical staff members who were recognized with 2015 Excellence Awards at the Medical Staff Appreciation Night on January 17, 2015:

  • Errol Phillip Community Healer Award: Errol Phillip, MD (2014) and Wayne Bierbaum, MD (2015)
  • Above and Beyond
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Announcing the 2015 medical staff leadership

by Medical Staff Office on February 2, 2015

We extend a heartfelt thank you to Kenneth Gummerson, MD, for his excellent leadership as president of the medical staff during the last three years. Succeeding him as president is Mary Clance, MD. Dr. Gummerson will serve as past president … learn more

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