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Article ID: 694776

Practicing Declining Patient Simulations Help Improve Clinician Responses

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A project in the radiation oncology outpatient unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital showed an improvement in clinician’s comfort level in responding to urgent patient care situations after a department-wide exercise focused on recognizing the signs when a patient’s condition was declining during their appointments.

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18-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694701

Improving Survival in Pancreatic Cancer with Platinum-Based Chemotherapy

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A small study of adults with the most common form of pancreatic cancer adds to evidence that patients with BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations long linked to a high risk of breast cancer have poorer overall survival rates than those without the mutations.

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17-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694569

Scientists Develop Method to Tweak Tiny ‘Antenna’ on Cells

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Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan say they have found a fast way to manipulate a cell’s cilia, the tiny, fingerlike protrusions that “feel” and sense their microscopic environment. The experiments, performed in mouse cells, may advance scientists’ efforts to not only understand how the nanosized antennae work, but also how to repair them.

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15-May-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694533

Six Years of Exercise -- or Lack of It -- May Be Enough to Change Heart Failure Risk

Johns Hopkins Medicine

By analyzing reported physical activity levels over time in more than 11,000 American adults, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers conclude that increasing physical activity to recommended levels over as few as six years in middle age is associated with a significantly decreased risk of heart failure, a condition that affects an estimated 5 million to 6 million Americans.

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15-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694491

Hopkins-led High Value Practice Academic Alliance and AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust to Collaborate on High Value Health Care

Johns Hopkins Medicine

The High Value Practice Academic Alliance (HVPAA), led by Johns Hopkins Medicine, has collaborated with the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET), the research, education and implementation science affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA), to host and direct the HVPAA’s annual High Value Health Care Conference on Sept. 21-23 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

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14-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694477

Tip Sheet: Johns Hopkins Researchers Present Study Findings at Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Meeting 2018

Johns Hopkins Medicine

The annual meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). The SAEM 2018 meeting will bring together more than 3,000 physicians, researchers, residents and medical students from around the world.

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14-May-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694492

Johns Hopkins Rehabilitation Network Opens New Therapy Clinic at acac Fitness & Wellness Center

Johns Hopkins Medicine

The Johns Hopkins Rehabilitation Network is opening a new therapy clinic inside the acac Fitness & Wellness center in Timonium, Maryland. This model of business is becoming an increasingly popular way for health clubs and health systems to approach delivery of care, providing access to club members as well as patients in a community setting.

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14-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694472

New ‘Scoring’ System Improves Survival Forecasting Before and After Surgery for Advanced Colorectal Cancer

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Georgios Margonis, M.D., Ph.D., a surgical oncology fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Matthew Weiss, M.D., surgical director of the Johns Hopkins Liver and Pancreas Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinics, report advances in efforts to improve the treatment and prognosis of colorectal cancers

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14-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694261

Words Matter: Stigmatizing Language in Medical Records May Affect the Care a Patient Receives

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A Johns Hopkins study found that physicians who use stigmatizing language in their patients’ medical records may affect the care those patients get for years to come.

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9-May-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694208

Heart Failure: The Alzheimer’s Disease of The Heart?

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Similar to how protein clumps build up in the brain in people with some neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, protein clumps appear to accumulate in the diseased hearts of mice and people with heart failure, according to a team led by Johns Hopkins University researchers.

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9-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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