Smith Receives Palliative Medicine National Leadership Award

Smith Receives Palliative Medicine National Leadership Award

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Thomas Smith, professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, was named the 2019 recipient of the Project on Death in America (PDIA) Palliative Medicine National Leadership Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. This award recognizes a physician leader who has advanced the field of palliative care by the education of the next(...)

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Director’s Reflections: Doctors’ Day

Director’s Reflections: Doctors’ Day

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National Doctors’ Day was created to recognize the contributions of physicians to individual lives and communities. I would like to take this opportunity to do exactly that for the physicians in the Department of Medicine. Last year alone, you made over 408,000 inpatient and outpatient encounters. Despite such a heavy workload, your contributions have helped(...)

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Epic Tip of the Week

Epic Tip of the Week

Posted by  | Patient Care

Mammography Best Practice Advisory (BPA) Change Providers will receive a BPA for any woman who isn’t currently enrolled in a Mammography Health Maintenance modifier/plan [HMP] at 40 years of age. The new BPA includes a summary of the guidelines (with links), automatically adds a one year Mammography HMP, and opens a SmartSet to place a(...)

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Selective Use of Coronary Artery Calcium Testing for Shared Decision Making: Guideline Endorsed and Ready for Prime Time

Selective Use of Coronary Artery Calcium Testing for Shared Decision Making: Guideline Endorsed and Ready for Prime Time

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ARTICLE: Selective Use of Coronary Artery Calcium Testing for Shared Decision Making: Guideline Endorsed and Ready for Prime Time AUTHORS: Rhanderson Cardoso, Khurram Nasir, Roger S. Blumenthal, Michael J. Blaha  JOURNAL: Ann Intern Med. 2019 Feb 12. doi: 10.7326/M18-3675. [Epub ahead of print]  The use of traditional risk factors and laboratory markers to estimate 10-year risk(...)

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March Updates

March Updates

Posted by  | Nursing Matters

Happy Spring! As the weather begins to warm up, I hope you are able to schedule some time outdoors to refresh and recharge yourself. Springtime in the Baltimore area is filled with many fun and family-oriented activities including the 2019 Orioles Opening Day and the Flower Market at Mt Vernon. In the meantime, I want to(...)

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Effect of increased dose of total body irradiation on graft failure associated with HLA-haploidentical transplantation in patients with severe haemoglobinopathies: a prospective clinical trial

Effect of increased dose of total body irradiation on graft failure associated with HLA-haploidentical transplantation in patients with severe haemoglobinopathies: a prospective clinical trial

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ARTICLE: Effect of increased dose of total body irradiation on graft failure associated with HLA-haploidentical transplantation in patients with severe haemoglobinopathies: a prospective clinical trial AUTHORS: Javier Bolaños-Meade, Kenneth R Cooke, Christopher J Gamper, Syed Abbas Ali, Richard F Ambinder, Ivan M Borrello, Ephraim J Fuchs, Douglas E Gladstone, Christian B Gocke, Carol Ann Huff, Leo Luznik, Lode J Swinnen, Heather J Symons, Stephanie A Terezakis, Nina(...)

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March Updates

March Updates

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March continues to be busy for the BCU team. The recent Hopkins On Alert quarterly newsletter, through the Johns Hopkins Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR), highlighted some of BCU’s endeavors from congressional visits to the most recent exercise. The newsletter features a myriad of topics related to institutional and personal preparedness activities. Two of(...)

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