Delirium in Older Persons: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment

Delirium in Older Persons: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment

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ARTICLE: Delirium in Older Persons: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment. AUTHORS: Esther S. Oh, Tamara G. Fong, Tammy T. Hshieh, Sharon K. Inouye JOURNAL: JAMA. 2017 Sep 26;318(12):1161-1174. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.12067. Abstract IMPORTANCE: Delirium is defined as an acute disorder of attention and cognition. It is a common, serious, and often fatal condition among older patients. Although often underrecognized, delirium has serious adverse effects on the individual's function and quality of life, as well as broad societal(...)

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A Research Agenda for Communication Between Health Care Professionals and Patients Living With Serious Illness

A Research Agenda for Communication Between Health Care Professionals and Patients Living With Serious Illness

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ARTICLE: A Research Agenda for Communication Between Health Care Professionals and Patients Living With Serious Illness. AUTHORS: James A. Tulsky, Mary Catherine Beach, Phyllis N. Butow, Susan E. Hickman, Jennifer W. Mack, R. Sean Morrison, Richard L. Street Jr, Rebecca L. Sudore, Douglas B. White, Kathryn I. Pollak JOURNAL: JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Sep 1;177(9):1361-1366. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2005. Abstract IMPORTANCE: Poor communication by health care professionals contributes to physical and(...)

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Bayview Research Symposium

Bayview Research Symposium

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The 12th Annual Johns Hopkins Bayview Research Symposium will be held Friday, December 15, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Grossi Auditorium (located in the Johns Hopkins Asthma & Allergy Center). This year’s symposium will focus on “Novel Approaches to Cancer Immunotherapy: 2017 Updates.” Keynote speakers to include: Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD – President(...)

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NQF Issues Quality Roadmap for Reducing Healthcare Disparities

NQF Issues Quality Roadmap for Reducing Healthcare Disparities

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Despite the nation’s advancements in health and medicine, care is still not equally available and accessible across communities, populations, socioeconomic groups and ethnicities. The National Quality Forum (NQF) has issued a roadmap (PDF) for healthcare providers, payers and others to take action to eliminate healthcare disparities using quality performance measures and related policy levers. Focusing on(...)

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Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award

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The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award provides grants to junior physician scientists to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers. Pre-proposal applications are being sought from physician scientists at the assistant professor level conducting clinical research in any disease area. Click here to find out more about the eligibility criteria. Application Deadlines: Pre-Proposals(...)

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Byrd Named Division Administrator

Byrd Named Division Administrator

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Andrew Byrd was named the division administrator for the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in late September. His start at Johns Hopkins University two years ago as the division administrator for Gyn & GI Pathology marked a return home to Maryland after spending five years as the assistant administrator for the Department of(...)

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Higher Death Rates In White Americans—Is There an Epidemic of Despair?

Higher Death Rates In White Americans—Is There an Epidemic of Despair?

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Many may recall this past spring when the media led a full-court press focusing on work published by Case and Deaton in PNAS in 2015 on the rising morbidity and mortality among white Americans. In short, Case and Deaton’s work highlighted what they characterize as “deaths of despair.” These deaths from suicide, poisoning and liver disease(...)

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Distortion of the Actin A-Triad Results in Contractile Disinhibition and Cardiomyopathy

Distortion of the Actin A-Triad Results in Contractile Disinhibition and Cardiomyopathy

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ARTICLE: Distortion of the Actin A-Triad Results in Contractile Disinhibition and Cardiomyopathy AUTHORS: Meera C. Viswanathan, William Schmidt, Michael J. Rynkiewicz, Karuna Agarwal, Jian Gao, Joseph Katz, William Lehman, Anthony Cammarato JOURNAL: Cell Rep. 2017 Sep 12;20(11):2612-2625. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2017.08.070. Abstract Striated muscle contraction is regulated by the movement of tropomyosin over the thin filament surface, which(...)

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Medicine for the Greater Good Symposium

Medicine for the Greater Good Symposium

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This event is hosted by Medicine for the Greater Good, an initiative and formal curriculum that seeks to train and educate medical residents in bridging the gap in health disparities between the hospital and the community. The topic of Mayor Pugh’s remarks will be on Baltimore City and its health. The mayor will focus on(...)

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