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

by jmiller on December 14, 2015

“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 major cardiovascular … learn more

Evidence for a standardized preadmission showering regimen to achieve maximal antiseptic skin surface concentrations of chlorhexidine gluconate, 4%, in surgical patients” and editorial “Chlorhexidine gluconate, 4%, showers and surgical site infection reduction”

by jmiller on December 14, 2015

Concludes, “A standardized preadmission shower regimen that includes 18 ml of aqueous chlorhexidine gluconate, 4%, per shower; a minimum of 2 sequential showers; and a 1-minute pause before rinsing results in maximal skin surface concentrations of chlorhexidine gluconate that are … learn more

“Understanding variation in 30-day surgical readmission in the era of accountable care: effect on the patient, surgeon and surgical subspecialties” and editorial “Variation reduction to reduce readmission: a figment of imagination or reality of the future?”

by jmiller on December 14, 2015

The article concludes,  “Readmission occurred in more than 1 in 10 patients, with considerable variation across surgical subspecialties.  Variation in readmission was overwhelmingly owing to patient-level factors while only a minority of the variation was attributable to factors at the … learn more

Medicine Dept. Grand Rounds: featuring Dr. Seth Martin: PCSK9 Inhibitors: A new era in lipid management, Dec. 16, 5:30 – dinner; 6:00 presentation.

by jmiller on December 7, 2015

Click here to read Dr. Martin’s Editorial in the April 28th online first publication in Ann Intern Med:  PCSK9 Inhibitors:  A new era in lipid-lowering treatment.

Also, read featured review:  “Effects of proprotein convertase subtilisin/Kexin type 9 antibodies in adults … learn more

Sports Injuries May Be Gateway to Opioid Abuse

by Medical Staff Office on November 20, 2015

For every athlete, recreational or professional, young or old, injury is probably going to sideline them at some point in their career. Edward McDevitt, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with Bay Area Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, sees many of these athletes … learn more

Expanding Mental Health Services at AAMC

by Medical Staff Office on November 20, 2015

As you may have recently read in The Capital newspaper, AAMC is seeking to add an inpatient mental health unit to help close the gap in mental health and substance use treatment in Anne Arundel County. The Capital called the … learn more

Educating the Future of Medicine: AAMC Approved for Surgical GME

by Medical Staff Office on November 20, 2015

Early this summer, we announced that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved our application for initial institutional accreditation. This designation meant that we could then submit applications for one or more graduate medical education (GME) programs to … learn more

Heart and Vascular Unit Celebrates New Cardiac Catheterization Lab

by Medical Staff Office on November 20, 2015

Team members from the Heart and Vascular Unit and the Cardiac Catheterization Lab recently gathered to celebrate the opening of a new catheterization lab as part of the AAMC Heart and Vascular Institute. To date, the AAMC Foundation has raised … learn more

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