Patient Care

New Biocontainment Unit Opens

New Biocontainment Unit Opens

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After seven months of transforming a deactivated clinical unit into a state-of-the-art facility, the new Biocontainment Unit has been unveiled. Lisa Maragakis, medical director of the unit and associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Brian Garibaldi, associate director and assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, will lead(...)

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One Minute Guide to: Fractional Excretion Indices in Acute Kidney Injury

One Minute Guide to: Fractional Excretion Indices in Acute Kidney Injury

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Q: Should we always use fractional excretion indices in the evaluation of acute kidney injury? The Bottom Line: Do not order urine electrolytes to calculate fractional excretion indices as part of the initial evaluation of acute kidney injury. These indices may be helpful in differentiating pre-renal azotemia from acute tubular necrosis in oliguric patients, but(...)

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20th Annual C.R. Bard Inc. Golf Classic

20th Annual C.R. Bard Inc. Golf Classic

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The 20th Annual C.R. Bard Inc. Golf Classic will be held on Monday, June 15, at Hayfields Country Club. The fund-raiser benefits patient safety programs at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. and is played in a basic scramble format with handicaps. Team prizes will be(...)

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Behavioral Health Leadership Institute Fundraiser

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The Behavioral Health Leadership Institute (BHLI) will hold its inaugural fundraising evening event on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the American Brewery Museum on 1701 North Gay Street in Baltimore. The event will include cabaret, story-telling, food and wine. BHLI is committed to improving health care for vulnerable populations(...)

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One Minute Guide to: High Value Prescribing

One Minute Guide to: High Value Prescribing

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Q: Should I bother to find generic alternatives to brand-name drugs for my patients? The Bottom Line: Prescribing generic alternatives to brand name drugs reduces costs for your patients and may result in improved adherence and clinical benefit. Context: The U.S. healthcare system generates more than 4 billion prescriptions annually (more than 13 prescriptions per(...)

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First Biocontainment Speaker Series

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The first Biocontainment Speaker Series hosted by the Department of Medicine and the new Johns Hopkins Biocontainment Unit will take place on Friday, April 3 from 3:00-4:30 P.M. in the Sheikh Zayed Tower’s Chevy Chase Bank Auditorium. Friday’s speakers include Ian Crozier, a physician who contracted Ebola and survivied after developing acute respiratory distress syndrome(...)

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