Gupta Reviews TB Prevention in Patients with HIV

Gupta Reviews TB Prevention in Patients with HIV

Posted by  | Patient Care

Amita Gupta, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and international health and deputy director of the Center for Clinical Global Health Education at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, discusses research related to the prevention of tuberculosis in patients with HIV. According to Gupta, “HIV is your number one risk factor for developing active(...)

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Clinician Scientist Award Applications Due April 4

Posted by  | Administration

The next deadline for the School of Medicine Clinician Scientist Award applications is Monday April 4, 2016, 5 p.m. This award provides up to $80,000 per year for a maximum of two years up to 75 percent support of the applicant’s salary and benefits. The portal is now open and accepting applications. The applicant will submit(...)

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The Sepsis Core Measure

The Sepsis Core Measure

Posted by  | Administration, Patient Care, Vice Chair Contributors

On October 1, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission (TJC) launched a Sepsis Core Measure for all 4000 Joint Commission-accredited U.S. hospitals. Core Measures are evidence-based process measures to reduce morbidity and mortality. Well-known examples include inpatient pneumococcal vaccination, venous thromboembolism prophylaxis requirements and achieving quick door-to-balloon time(...)

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Use of a Vaginal Ring Containing Dapivirine for HIV-1 Prevention in Women

Use of a Vaginal Ring Containing Dapivirine for HIV-1 Prevention in Women

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ARTICLE: Use of a Vaginal Ring Containing Dapivirine for HIV-1 Prevention in Women AUTHORS: Jared M. Baeten, Thesla Palanee-Phillips, Elizabeth R. Brown, Katie Schwartz, Lydia E. Soto-Torres, Vaneshree Govender, Nyaradzo M. Mgodi, Flavia Matovu Kiweewa, Gonasagrie Nair, Felix Mhlanga, Samantha Siva, Linda-Gail Bekker, Nitesha Jeenarain, Zakir Gaffoor, Francis Martinson, Bonus Makanani, Arendevi Pather, Logashvari Naidoo, Marla Husnik, Barbra A. Richardson, Urvi M. Parikh,(...)

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Collaborative Practice is Best Practice

Collaborative Practice is Best Practice

Posted by  | Leadership

As healthcare evolves, Johns Hopkins Medicine encourages clinicians to constantly seek “best practice.” Best practice enables clinicians to improve performance and the deliver the safest, patient-centered care possible. As a leader in innovation and discovery, best practice is woven into so much of our Johns Hopkins Medicine daily practice. We incorporate “Best Practice Advisory” into(...)

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Catalyst and Discovery Awards

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The Johns Hopkins University Discovery Awards focus on cross-university, faculty-led research and discovery. We aim for these awards of up to $150,000 to spark new interactions among faculty from across the university. A number of the awards are reserved for faculty teams that will use the funds to get started while they seek an externally(...)

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Welcome Eleni Flanagan!

Welcome Eleni Flanagan!

Posted by  | Nursing Matters

The Department of Medical Nursing is pleased to announce that effective March 6, 2016, Eleni Flanagan, MSN, MBA, RN-BC, will be appointed the Assistant Director of Nursing. In her new role, Eleni will oversee in-patient and procedural nursing operations for the department. Eleni is an exceptional leader with over 11 years of nursing leadership and operational experience. In fact, over the last 20 years, she has(...)

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Proton Pump Inhibitor Use and the Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease

Proton Pump Inhibitor Use and the Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease

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ARTICLE: Proton Pump Inhibitor Use and the Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease AUTHORS: Lazarus B, Chen Y, Wilson FP, Sang Y, Chang AR, Coresh J, Grams ME JOURNAL: JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Feb 1;176(2):238-46. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.7193 Abstract IMPORTANCE: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are among the most commonly used drugs worldwide and have been linked to acute interstitial nephritis. Less is known about the association between PPI(...)

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