Advancing our cardiac care

by Medical Staff Office on December 9, 2014

Last week, we submitted a letter to the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) outlining our intent to fi le a Certificate of Need in February 2015 to implement a cardiac surgery program. Our Certificate of Need must be approved by … learn more

AAMC re-designated as a Cardiac Intervention Center for next 5 years

by Medical Staff Office on December 9, 2014

The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) has re-designated AAMC as a Cardiac Interventional Center for the next fi ve years. This important designation means AAMC meets state standards to receive patients transported by EMS who are experiencing … learn more

Caring for patients with advanced complex illness

by Medical Staff Office on December 9, 2014

The December issue of In Practice, AAMC’s community provider publication, features three medical staff contributors Lou Lukas, MD, chief medical officer of Hospice of the Chesapeake; Pat Czapp, MD, chair of clinical integration; and Aimee Yu, MD, CCU medical … learn more

Vaccines for travelers

by jmiller on December 5, 2014

The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics devotes its entire November 24th issue to vaccines for travelers.  Click here to read full text.… learn more

Consensus Guideline: ACR appropriateness criteria definitive external-beam irradiation in Stage T1 and T2 prostate cancer

by jmiller on December 5, 2014

“External-beam radiation is a key component of the curative management of T1 and T2 prostate cancer.  By combining the most recent medical literature and expert opinion, this guideline can aid physicians in the appropriate use of external-beam radiation for prostate … learn more

Diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea in adults: A clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians

by jmiller on December 5, 2014

This clinical practice guideline recommends 1:  a sleep study for patients with unexplained daytime sleepiness, and 2:  polysomnography for diagnostic testing in patients suspected of obstructive sleep apnea.  ACP recommends portable sleep monitors in patients without serious comorbidities as an … learn more

Nonsurgical management of urinary incontinence in women: A clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians

by jmiller on December 5, 2014

This practice guideline provides six recommendations for the nonsurgical management of urinary incontinence.  “Urinary incontinence is a common and important health care problem in women that is underrported and underdiagnosed.  Clinicians should use nonpharmacologic management for UI, such as pelvic … learn more

Clinical practice guidelines for the management of pain, agitation and delirium in adult patients in the ICU

by jmiller on December 5, 2014

These guidelines provide a roadmap for developing integrated, evidence-based, and patient-centered protocols for preventing and treating pain, agitation, and delirium in critically ill patients.(Crit Care Med, Jan 2013) Click here to view full-text.… learn more

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