Adverse health effects of marijuana use

by jmiller on July 10, 2014

“In light of the rapidly shifting landscape regarding the legalizaiton of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes, patients may be more likely to ask physicians about its potential adverse and beneficial effects on health.  The popular notion seems to be … learn more

Screening pelvic examination in adult women: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians

by jmiller on July 9, 2014

Recommendations:  “ACP recommends against performing screening pelvic examination in asymptomatic, nonpregnant, adult women.  The current evidence shows that harms outweigh any demonstrated benefits associated with the screening pelvic examination.  Indirect evidence showed that screening pelvic examination does not reduce mortality … learn more

Medical staff mentors college students in new clinical research internship program

by Medical Staff Office on June 12, 2014

Twelve college students began an eight-week program at AAMC on June 2. Working closely with a physician or nurse leader, the interns assist with clinical research and performance improvement projects toward a goal of presentation or publication. They are also … learn more

Scott Eden, MD, honored by Anne Arundel County Early Childhood Coalition

by Medical Staff Office on June 12, 2014

Scott Eden, MD, medical director of AAMC’s Community Clinics, was recently honored by the Anne Arundel County Early Childhood Coalition with a “Jennifer Summers Barrett Champion of Children Award.” This award is given annually by the Anne Arundel County … learn more

Luc Dad, MD, is first author on international radiation oncology journal article

by Medical Staff Office on June 12, 2014

Read the article here. … learn more

Could your patients benefit from hyperbaric oxygen treatment?

by Medical Staff Office on June 12, 2014

If you treat patients with Wagner Grad III lower extremity wounds that won’t heal, soft tissue radionecrosis, osteoradionecrosis, chronic refractory osteomyelitis, or would like help with preparation/preservation of comprised skin grafts, call AAMC’s hyperbaric center at 443-481-1072.… learn more

Impact of critical care nursing on 30-day mortality of mechanically ventillated older adults

by jmiller on June 11, 2014

Article concludes”Patients in hospitals with better critical care nurse work environments and higher proportions of critical care nurses with bachelor’s degree in nursing experienced significantly lower odds of death.”  (Crit Care Med, May)  Click here to read full text.… learn more

Resistant Hypertension: A review of Diagnosis and Management

by jmiller on June 11, 2014

This JAMA “Grand Rounds” CME article concludes that an increasing body of evidence has suggested benefits of mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists, such as eplerenone and spironolactone, in improving blood pressure control in patients with resistant hypertension, regardless of cirulating aldosterone levels.  … learn more

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