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2017 Recommendations for preventive pediatric care

by jmiller on March 30, 2017

A new Policy Statement was issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (Pediatrics, April).  This article reflects changes made since the Periodicity Schedule was last published in January 2016.  Click here to read full text.… learn more

CCN Partners with Health Visions Delmarva – a Practice Transformation Network

by Medical Staff Office on March 28, 2017

The AAMC Collaborative Care Network (CCN) has partnered with Health Visions Delmarva Practice Transformation Network in order to help our network accomplish our goals. Health Visions Delmarva (HVD) is able to provide support to our member practices with 2017 MIPS learn more

Opioid-prescribing patterns of emergency physicians and risk of long-term use

by jmiller on March 15, 2017

Article concludes: “Wide range of opioid prescribing existed among physicians practicing within the same emergency department, and rates of long-term opioid use were increased among patients who had not previously received opioids and received treatment from high-intensity opioid prescribers.”  (NEJM, learn more

Opioid Crisis – Annals of Surgery Special Series

by jmiller on March 9, 2017

Annals of Surgery (April) includes a special series dealing with the opioid crisis which includes:  It’s time to adopt electronic prescriptions for opioids by Atul Gawande’s Preoperative opioid use is independently associated with increased costs and worse outcomes after major … learn more

AAMC Women’s Center for Pelvic Health recognized and certified by ACOG for patient safety

by jmiller on March 7, 2017

AAMC Women’s Center for Pelvic Health Recognized as Leaders in Women’s Health Care

(Annapolis, MD) March 7, 2017—Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) Women’s Center for Pelvic Health has been awarded the Safety Certification in Outpatient Practice Excellence (SCOPE) for Women’s … learn more

Management of sepsis and septic shock: new guidelines

by jmiller on March 2, 2017

“Management of sepsis and septic shock” and Viewpoint: “Surviving sepsis guidelines: a continuous move toward better care of patients with sepsis” (JAMA, Feb 28) and “A user’s guide to the 2016 surviving sepsis guidelines” (Critical Care Med, Feb) provide a … learn more

In the news: increase in colorectal cancer in millenials. Colorectal cancer incidence patterns in the United States, 1974-2013

by jmiller on March 2, 2017

Article (JNCI, Feb 28) concludes:  “Age-specific CRC risk has escalated back to the level of those born circa 1890 for contemporary birth cohorts, underscoring the need for increased awareness among clinicians and the general public, as well as etiologic research … learn more

Assessing the risks associated with MRI in patients with a pacemaker of defibrillator

by jmiller on March 2, 2017

“The presence of a cardiovascular implantable electronic device has long been a contra-indication for the performance of MRI.  We established a prospective registry to determine the risks associated with MRI at a magnetic field strength of 1.5 tesla for patients … learn more

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