AAMC Only Maryland Hospital Named Most Connected by U.S. News & World Report

by Medical Staff Office on November 20, 2015

AAMC has been recognized as one of the most connected hospitals for 2015-16 by U.S. News & World Report, the only Maryland hospital to receive this recognition. The U.S. News Most Connected Hospitals list recognizes hospitals whose excellence in patient … learn more

AAMC Appoints New Chief Nursing Officer

by Medical Staff Office on November 20, 2015

Barbara Jacobs, RN, joined Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) as chief nursing officer (CNO). In this position, Jacobs will oversee the next strategic nursing plan and lead patient care and wellbeing initiatives. Jacobs succeeds Sherry Perkins, PhD, RN, who will … learn more

Practice guidelines for perioperative blood management: an updated report by the ASA task force on perioperative blood management

by jmiller on November 13, 2015

“The purposes of these updated Guidelines are to improve the perioperative management of blood transfusion and adjuvant therapies and to reduce the risk of adverse outcomes associated with transfusions, bleeding or anemia.  The updated ASA practice guidelines differ from those … learn more

“Diagnostic accuracy of digital screening mammography with and without computer-aided detection” and accompanying editorial, “Is it time to stop paying for computer-aided mammography?”

by jmiller on November 12, 2015

Article concludes “Computer-aided detection does not improve diagnostic accuracy of mammography.  These results suggest that insurers pay more for CAD with no established benefit to women.”  (JAMA Intern Med, Nov)  Click here to read full text.… learn more

“Redefining blood-pressure targets – SPRINT starts the marathon,” “A SPRINT to the finish” and original article “A randomized trial of intensive versus standard blood-pressure control”

by jmiller on November 12, 2015

Article concludes “Among patients at high risk for cardiovascular events but without diabetes, targeting a systolic blood pressure of less than 120 mm Hg, as compared with less than 140 mm Hg, resulted in lower rates of fatal and nonfatal … learn more

Society for ambulatory anesthesia consensus statement on perioperative blood glucose management in diabetic patients undergoing ambulatory surgery

by jmiller on October 12, 2015

“Optimal evidence-based perioperative blood glucose control in patients undergoing ambulatory surgical procedures remains controversial.  Therefore, the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia has developed a consensus statement on perioperative glycemic management in patients undergoing ambulatory surgery.  It was revealed that there is … learn more

Ginkgo biloba in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents.

by jmiller on September 9, 2015

Article concludes:  The ginkgo biloba is an effective and safe complementary tratment for ADHD.  It resulted in significant increase in overall clinical treatment response.  (Complementary Therapies in Clinical Pracitice, August)  Click here to read full-text.… learn more

Osteoporosis: the emperor has no clothes

by jmiller on September 9, 2015

Article concludes: “The evidence for the viability of bone-targeted pharmacotherapy in preventing hip fracture and other clinical fragility fractures is mainly limited to women aged 65-80 years with osteoporosis, whereas the proof of hip fracture-preventing efficacy in women over 80 … learn more

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