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CME: Anne Arundel Diagnostic Imaging Presentation

by Medical Staff Office on March 21, 2016

May 17, 6 pm (dinner provided at 5:30 pm)
Topic: Practical Radiology for the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant: Focus on MSK and Neurology
Presented by John Park, MD, Annapolis Radiology Associates
Doordan Institute
1CAT1CME
RSVP to Alicia Williams by … learn more

CDC guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain: United States, 2016: A proactive response to prescription opioid abuse

by jmiller on March 17, 2016

The CDC guidelines, with accompanying editorials attached (JAMA, March 15) and the FDA’s response (NEJM, Feb 4 early online), provide a blueprint for opioid prescribing for primary care clinicians treating adult patients with chronic pain “outside of active cancer treatment, … learn more

Uber’s Message for Healthcare

by jmiller on March 14, 2016

Perspective from NEJM, 3/3:  “Unreliable service, inconvenience, uncomfortable surroundings, and high prices make customers unhappy, and given the opportunity, they will go elsewhere. Uber, Silicon Valley’s response to the shortcomings of urban taxi and limousine services, has managed to … learn more

“New sepsis diagnostic guidelines shift focus to organ dysfunction”‘ Assessment of clinical criteria for sepsis for the third International Consensus definitions for sepsis and septic shock”; Developing a new definition and assessing new clinical criteria for septic shock”; and “The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock”

by jmiller on February 24, 2016

“Definitions of sepsis and septic shock were last revised in 2001.  These updated definitions and clinical criteria should replace previous definitions, offer greater consistency for epidemiologic studies and clinical trials, and facilitate earlier recognition and more timely management of patients … learn more

“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

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