Happy Certified Nurses Day!

Happy Certified Nurses Day!

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We celebrated Certified Nurses Day on Monday, March 19 with a breakfast honoring our nurses with specialty, subspecialty and advance practice certification. We appreciate your commitment to nursing excellence and the patients you care for. Thank you for all do in the Department of Medicine. -Ron Get to Know Cindy Rutledge  Cindy Rutledge, nurse manager(...)

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Long-acting injectable atovaquone nanomedicines for malaria prophylaxis

Long-acting injectable atovaquone nanomedicines for malaria prophylaxis

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ARTICLE: Long-acting injectable atovaquone nanomedicines for malaria prophylaxis AUTHORS: Rahul P. Bakshi, Lee M. Tatham, Alison C. Savage, Abhai K. Tripathi, Godfree Mlambo, Matthew M. Ippolito, Elizabeth Nenortas, Steve P. Rannard, Andrew Owen and Theresa A. Shapiro JOURNAL: Nat Commun. 2018 Jan 22;9(1):315. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-02603-z. Abstract Chemoprophylaxis is currently the best available prevention from malaria, but its efficacy is compromised by non-adherence to medication. Here we develop a long-acting injectable formulation of atovaquone solid drug nanoparticles(...)

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Patient Age–Associated Mortality Risk Is Differentiated by BRAF V600E Status in Papillary Thyroid Cancer

Patient Age–Associated Mortality Risk Is Differentiated by BRAF V600E Status in Papillary Thyroid Cancer

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ARTICLE: Patient Age–Associated Mortality Risk Is Differentiated by BRAF V600E Status in Papillary Thyroid Cancer AUTHORS: Xiaopei Shen, Guangwu Zhu, Rengyun Liu, David Viola, Rossella Elisei, Efisio Puxeddu, Laura Fugazzola, Carla Colombo, Barbara Jarzab, Agnieszka Czarniecka, Alfred K. Lam, Caterina Mian, Federica Vianello, Linwah Yip, Garcilaso Riesco-Eizaguirre, Pilar Santisteban, Christine J. O’Neill, Mark S. Sywak, Roderick Clifton-Bligh, Bela Bendlova, Vlasta Sýkorová, and Mingzhao Xing JOURNAL: J Clin Oncol. 2018 Feb 10;36(5):438-445. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.74.5497. Epub 2017 Dec 14. Abstract Purpose(...)

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Closler: Moving Us Closer to Osler Website Launch

Closler: Moving Us Closer to Osler Website Launch

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CLOSLER.org, a site that exposes physicians around the world to exceptional clinician role models who are masterful in caring for patients, free of charge, launched earlier this month. Scott Wright, chief of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview, launched a free online platform, CLOSLER, to expose medical students, residents and physicians to clinically excellent patient-centered(...)

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2018 Research Retreat Recap

2018 Research Retreat Recap

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This year's Research Retreat marked the first-ever collaboration with the Whiting School of Engineering. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make the event a huge success celebrating the scientific innovations of both the Department of Medicine and the School of Engineering. David M. Levine Excellence in Mentoring Awards: Dale Needham, professor in the Division of Pulmonary(...)

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Single-board hematology fellowship track: a 10-year institutional experience

Single-board hematology fellowship track: a 10-year institutional experience

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ARTICLE: Single-board hematology fellowship track: a 10-year institutional experience AUTHORS: Rakhi P. Naik, Kristen Marrone, Samuel Merrill, Ross Donehower and Robert Brodsky JOURNAL: Blood. 2018 Jan 25;131(4):462-464. doi: 10.1182/blood-2017-11-816207. Epub 2017 Dec 11. TO THE EDITOR: In the United States, internal medicine subspecialty training is dictated primarily by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), which sets standards for clinical and education program requirements for recognized fellowships. For adult hematology and(...)

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An Implementation Guide to Reducing Overtreatment of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria

An Implementation Guide to Reducing Overtreatment of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria

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ARTICLE: An Implementation Guide to Reducing Overtreatment of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria AUTHORS: Michael Daniel, Sara Keller, Mohammad Mozafarihashjin, Amit Pahwa, Christine Soong JOURNAL: JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Feb 1;178(2):271-276. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7290. Abstract Treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) frequently lacks appropriate indication, yet remains prevalent across settings. Numerous guidelines, professional societies, and campaigns such as Choosing Wisely advocate against this low-value practice. Efforts aimed at reducing unnecessary treatment of ASB demonstrate improved(...)

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Choi and Sperati Elected to Miller Coulson Academy

Choi and Sperati Elected to Miller Coulson Academy

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Michael Choi and John Sperati, both associate professors in the Division of Nephrology, were selected to be part of the 2018 cohort of the Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence. They are two of 10 physicians throughout the School of Medicine to receive this honor, which recognizes them as exceptional clinicians who are committed to excellence in(...)

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