London named hospitalist of the year

by Medical Staff Office on February 2, 2015

MDICS is very proud to announce that Kelly London, PA-C, a veteran member of the MDICS hospitalist team at AAMC, has been named as the Society of Hospital Medicine Maryland Chapter’s first-ever Non-Physician Hospitalist of the Year. Kelly was … learn more

New medical staff members

by Medical Staff Office on January 29, 2015

Please welcome the following physicians who have joined AAMC as medical staff members in the last few months:

  • Cara Abbondandolo, P.A.-C, Physicians Inpatient Care Specialists, LLC
  • Colleen Abell, C.R.N.P., AAMC FastCare at Bowie
  • Tabassum Ahmad, M.D., Virtual Radiologic Professionals
  • Delroy
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Wanted: Your scholarly activities

by Medical Staff Office on January 29, 2015

For a period covering the past few years, we have begun to  compile a compendium of scholarly activities carried out by our medical staff. These activities include:

- peer-reviewed grants
- peer-reviewed publications and abstracts
- posters and presentations
- … learn more

The rise of the medical scribe industry: implications for the advancement of electronic health record

by jmiller on January 16, 2015

Use of medical scribes – unlicensed individuals hired to enter information into the EHR under clinician supervision – has increased substantially.  This article addresses the risks engendered by the rise of a medical scribe industry and its potential for becoming … learn more

Long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery: A National Institutes of Health symposium

by jmiller on January 16, 2015

This article and invited commentary (JAMA Surgery, Dec) concludes: “high-quality evidence shows that bariatric surgical procedures result in greater weight loss than nonsurgical treatments and are more effective at inducing initial type 2 diabetes mellitus remission in obese patients.”  Click learn more

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

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