Opiod prescribing: A systematic review and critical appraisal of guidelines for chronic pain

by jmiller on January 24, 2014

This early online publication from Annals of Internal Medicine concludes: “Despite limited evidence and variable development methods, recent guidelines on chronic pain agree on several opioid risk mitigation strategies, including upper dosing thresholds; cautions with certain medications; attention to drug-drug … learn more

Prevention of diabetes with Mediterranean diets and accompanying ‘Summaries for Patients’ “Does the Mediterranean diet prevent diabetes?”

by jmiller on January 10, 2014

Article (Ann Intern Med, Jan 7) concludes: A Mediterranean diet enriched with EVOO but withoug energy restrictions reduced diabetes risk among persons with high cardiovascular risk.  The PREDIMED trial provides strong evidence that long-term adherence to a Mediterranean diet supplemented … learn more

Vitamin and mineral supplements in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer: an updated systematic evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

by jmiller on December 27, 2013

This systematic review (Ann Intern Med, Dec 17) concludes: “Limited evidence supports any benefit from vitamin and mineral supplementation for the prevention of cancer or CVD.  Two trials found a small, borderline-significant benefit from multi-vitamin supplements on cancer in men … learn more

2,500 flu vaccines provided to community

by Medical Staff Office on December 16, 2013

This year, AAMC clinicians provided flu vaccines to more than 2,500 community members through on-campus clinics and events out in the community. This means thousands of potential flu infections—and potential deaths from complications of flu—were prevented.… learn more

Holiday buffet: Dec. 19

by Medical Staff Office on December 16, 2013

Medical staff is invited to the annual Employee Holiday Buffet for a complimentary meal on Thursday, Dec. 19 from 11am to 8pm and from midnight to 2am (Dec. 20) in the Southport Eatery, Hospital Pavilion South. [Note: The Southport Eatery … learn more

Guidelines for pharmacological treatment of GERD

by Medical Staff Office on December 16, 2013

From Choosing Wisely®: For pharmacological treatment of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the American Gastroenterological Association recommends that long-term acid suppression therapy (proton pump inhibitors or histamine2 receptor antagonists) should be titrated to the lowest effective dose needed to … learn more

Joint Commission survey a success

by Medical Staff Office on December 16, 2013

Our triennial Joint Commission survey occurred the week of November 18. The surveyors were overwhelmingly positive about what they saw and heard. They are taking several AAMC best practices back to the Joint Commission, and named AAMC a “role model” … learn more

AAMC raises $117K for United Way of Central Maryland

by Medical Staff Office on December 16, 2013

We did it. Thank you for your support of the United Way of Central Maryland. Your generosity helped us raise a total of $117,496 for underprivileged Central Maryland residents.… learn more

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