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“Proton pump inhibitor use and the risk of chronic kidney disease” and editorial “Adverse effects associate with proton pump inhibitors”

by jmiller on February 17, 2016

(Jama Intern Med, early online) The article concludes: “Proton pump inhibitor use is associated with a higher risk of incident CKD.”  See separate entry on PPIs  causing dementia.  Click here to read full text.… learn more

“Association of proton pump inhibitors with risk of dementia: A pharmacoepidemiological claims data analysis” and accompanying editorial “Do proton pump inhibitors increase the risk of dementia?”

by jmiller on February 17, 2016

Published online first (Jama Neurol), the article concludes: “The avoidance of PPI medication may prevent the development of dementia.  This finding is supported by recent pharmacoepidemiological analyses on primary data and is in line with mouse models in which the … learn more

National Women Physician Day

by Medical Staff Office on February 5, 2016

Feb. 3 was the first National Women Physician Day. The date marked the 195th birthday of Elizabeth Blackwell, a courageous woman who paved the path for females in healthcare. According to the 2014 Census of Actively Licensed Physicians in … learn more

AAMC Opens Crohn’s and Colitis Clinic

by Medical Staff Office on February 5, 2016

Anne Arundel Medical Center recently opened its patient-centered Crohn’s and Colitis Clinic. The clinic’s multidisciplinary team includes gastroenterologists, surgeons, nutritionists and other specialists—all with focused training and experience in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) management.

“With the entire team in one … learn more

Cardiac & Vascular Marketing Campaign

by Medical Staff Office on February 5, 2016

In February, you will begin to see and hear advertising promoting AAMC’s cardiac and vascular services. The campaign entitled “What’s Your Reason?” asks consumers to think about their personal reason for staying heart healthy, and encourages them to take … learn more

Participants Needed for Reflux Management Study

by Medical Staff Office on February 5, 2016

AAMC is participating in a clinical study. It compares treatment options for patients who have reflux symptoms, like heartburn and regurgitation, despite taking medication every day. The study compares a medical device, called LINX, against proton pump inhibitors. If you … learn more

Protecting Children from Identity Theft

by Medical Staff Office on February 5, 2016

Identity theft causes major financial damage and problems. But did you know the rate of child identity theft is 35 times higher than the rate for adults—and growing? Anne Arundel Medical Center is partnering with the Maryland Hospital Association to … learn more

Research Update: Patient Perspectives on Unplanned Cancer Admissions

by Medical Staff Office on February 5, 2016

Barry Meisenberg, MD, and the AAMC Research Institute are surveying 100 cancer patients. They hope to learn about the most common concerns or physical ailments that cause cancer patients to have unplanned admissions to the hospital. The research team will … learn more

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