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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

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

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