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2011-02-03 14:46:47

Academic Medical Centers (AMCs) must adjust and adapt to the new health care reform laws or risk marginalization in the new health care arena, according to a New England Journal of Medicine Perspective article published online February 2. The authors of the article, Scott A. Berkowitz, M.D., M.B.A., a fellow in cardiology and geriatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Edward D. Miller, M.D., dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, argue that AMCs can not only remain...

2011-02-02 01:15:31

Teenage girls and young women infected with HIV get pregnant more often and suffer pregnancy complications more frequently than their HIV-negative peers, according to new research led by Johns Hopkins investigators. A report on the multi-center study, based on an analysis of records from 181 patients with HIV, ages 13 to 24, treated at four hospitals over 12 years, will be published in the Feb. 2 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The findings are alarming for at least...

2011-02-02 01:12:35

A Johns Hopkins-led safety checklist program that virtually eliminated bloodstream infections in hospital intensive-care units throughout Michigan appears to have also reduced deaths by 10 percent, a new study suggests. Although prior research showed a major reduction in central-line related bloodstream infections at hospitals using the checklist, the new study is the first to show its use directly lowered mortality. "We knew that when we applied safety science principles to the delivery of...

2011-01-19 16:18:00

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO, Heritage Provider Network and The Merkin Family Foundation, announces a generous gift to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to benefit the Department of Neurology. The project, The Richard Merkin Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute, will support further important drug discovery research in peripheral neuropathy being conducted by Dr. Ahmet Hoke. Dr. Hoke is a...

2010-12-20 16:12:37

A survey conducted by Johns Hopkins faculty found strong support among their peers for working more closely with the minority, inner-city community that surrounds the institution. Overall, 91 percent of faculty responders said closer ties make research more relevant to those it ultimately serves, and 87 percent said it improves the quality of research. "This is a huge, stunning finding," says Nancy Kass, Sc.D., deputy director for public health at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of...

2010-12-13 00:00:39

Currently serving as the Attending Emergency Physician with the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Arjun S. Chanmugam, MD, MBA has been named the new Medical Director for Practical Reviews. Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) December 11, 2010 Practical Reviews recently introduced Arjun S. Chanmugam, MD, MBA as its new Medical Director. As the Attending Emergency Physician with the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Chanmugam brings a unique perspective as he works with a wide variety of issues from a cross section of...

2010-12-08 21:34:28

Two-thirds feel that working with a street worker has made a difference in their life A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy finds that youth generally perceive community street outreach workers positively, regardless of whether they have personally worked with one. Street outreach workers are typically members of the community who intervene to prevent conflict and retaliation, and in some programs, also connect individuals with needed services,...

2010-12-02 21:29:00

Earlier success with Johns Hopkins patient safety tools repeated in 23 intensive care units in the Ocean State Using a widely heralded Johns Hopkins checklist and other patient-safety tools, intensive care units across the state of Michigan reduced the rate of potentially lethal bloodstream infections to near zero. Now, led by the same Johns Hopkins patient-safety expert who spearheaded the Michigan program, researchers in Rhode Island have shown the Michigan results weren't just a fluke. The...

2010-12-02 20:59:50

Studies suggest culture change necessary for sustained patient safety A prescribed set of hospital-wide patient-safety programs can lead to rapid improvements in the "culture of safety" even in a large, complex, academic medical center, according to a new study by safety experts at Johns Hopkins. "It doesn't take decades or tons of money to get from a culture that says 'mistakes are inevitable' to a belief that harm is entirely preventable," says Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of...

2010-11-18 16:28:55

Scientists at Johns Hopkins have identified a compound that could be used to starve cancers of their sugar-based building blocks. The compound, called a glutaminase inhibitor, has been tested on laboratory-cultured, sugar-hungry brain cancer cells and, the scientists say, may have the potential to be used for many types of primary brain tumors. The Johns Hopkins scientists, are inventors on patent applications related to the discovery, caution that glutaminase inhibitors have not been tested...


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