Lab Test Ordering: Choosing Wisely

by Medical Staff Office on July 29, 2014

As we increasingly focus on ways to provide safer, higher-quality care to patients, we are finding ways to reduce waste in healthcare resources. A Laboratory Utilization Committee has been gathering since February 2014 and is tasked with providing our clinicians … learn more

MDICS Selected as a 2014 Washington Post Top Workplace

by Medical Staff Office on July 29, 2014

MDICS (Physicians Inpatient Care Specialists) is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Washington Post Top Workplaces in 2014.

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted … learn more

Brian Kahan, DO, authors article in “Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America”

by Medical Staff Office on July 29, 2014

Click here to read the article, “Cancer Pain and Current Theory for Pain Control.”… learn more

Welcome New Medical Staff Members

by Medical Staff Office on July 29, 2014

Please welcome the following new medical staff members:

  • Bryan Ambro, MD – Annapolis Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy Associates
  • Clifford Andrew, MD – Private Practice, Neurology
  • Susan Berger, MD – Joining Annapolis Rheumatology
  • Madelaine Binner, CRNP – Joining Anne Arundel
  • learn more

Healthcare personnel attire in non-operating room settings

by jmiller on July 29, 2014

“Although the optimal choice of HCP attire for inpatient care remains undefined, we provide recommendations on the use of white coats, neckties, footwear, the bare-below-the-elbows strategy, and laundering.  Institutions considering these optional measures should introduct them with a well-organized communications … learn more

Imaging recommendations for acute stroke and transient ischemic attack patients: A joint statment by the Am Soc of Neuroradiology, the Am Coll of Radiology and the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery)

by jmiller on July 29, 2014

This practice guideline (J Am Coll Radiol) proposes a simple, pragmatic approach that will allows for the development of an optimal imaging algorithm for stroke patients at their institution.  It addresses imaging of patients with intracranial hemorrhage; imaging patients with … learn more

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

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