Diagnosing ADHD in Adolescence

by jmiller on July 29, 2014

“This study examines adolescent-specific practical problems associated with current practice parameters for diagnosing ADHD in order to inform recommendations for the diagnosis of ADHD in adolescents.  Specifically, issues surrounding the use of selv vs. informant ratings, diagnostic threshold, and introspective … learn more

Health risks associated with tattoos and piercing

by jmiller on July 18, 2014

“Tattoos and piercings are ancient practices of body modification that have gained widespread acceptance in modern society, particularly among young adults.  Minor complications such as infection and bleeding occur frequently with piercings, but major complications have also been reported.  Tattoos … learn more

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

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