The postthrombotic syndrome: evidence-based prevention, diagnosis, and treatment strategies

by jmiller on January 16, 2015

This scientifice statement from the American Hear Association (Circulation, Dec 2014) provides an up-to-date overview of the postthrombotic syndrome (PTS), a frequent, chronic complication of deep venous thrombosis (DVT), and to provide practical recommendations for its optimal prevention, diagnosis, and … learn more

Paget’s disease of bone: an Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline

by jmiller on January 16, 2015

This guideline (J Clin Endocrinol Metab, Dec 14) recommends “that plain radiographs be obtained of the pertinent regions of the skeleton in patients with suspected Paget’s disease.  If the diagnosis is confirmed, we suggest that a radionucleotide bone scan … learn more

A multicenter cohort study of treatments and hospital outcomes in neonatal abstinency syndrome

by jmiller on January 16, 2015

The article concludes:  “Use of a stringent protocol to treat NAS, regardless of the initial opioid chosen, reduces the duration of opioid exposure and length of hospital stay.  Because the major driver of cost is length of hospitalization, the implications … learn more

Extending strict rest to 5 days from 1-2 days may not improve symptoms in children with mild concussion

by jmiller on January 16, 2015

In an early online (Jan 5th) article from Pediatrics, there may be no benefit to an extended period of strict rest for children after mild traumatic brain injury or concussin.  In fact, symptom reporting was increased in children who … learn more

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia: a clinical review

by jmiller on December 12, 2014

This is an evidence-based review of the diagnosis, staging and treatment of CLL.  “Chemoimmunotherapy is the standard first-line option approach for CLL, the most common leukemia observed in adults.  Treatment is initiated when the disease becomes symptomatic, and survival is … learn more

Validation of a clinical prediction rule for pediatric abusive head trauma

by jmiller on December 12, 2014

This article was Dynamed’s pick for a recent article that would most likely change clinical practice.  The article concludes: “Four readily available variables (acute respiratory compromise before admission: bruising of the torso, ears, or neck; bilateral or interhemispheric subdural hemorrhages … learn more

A night of many thanks: Medical Staff Appreciation Night, Jan. 17

by Medical Staff Office on December 10, 2014

The Anne Arundel Medical Center Board of Trustees and Administration invite you to join your colleagues for a very special evening to honor you, as a member of the AAMC medical staff. The 2015 Medical Staff Appreciation Cocktail Buffet Receptionlearn more

Save the date: Denim & Diamonds, April 25

by Medical Staff Office on December 10, 2014

D & D Full Info LogoIt’s all new–a gala and a bash! The AAMC Foundation’s Gala has been a much-anticipated event in this region for nearly 50 years. In 2016, we will celebrate the golden anniversary of this popular event with the aptly titled Heart … learn more

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