Estimating Arterial Partial Pressure of Carbon Dioxide in Ventilated Patients: How Valid Are Surrogate Measures?

Article: Estimating Arterial Partial Pressure of Carbon Dioxide in Ventilated Patients: How Valid Are Surrogate Measures? Authors: Boulos S. Nassar, and Gregory A. Schmidt Journal: Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Jun;14(6):1005-1014 Abstract: The arterial partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PaCO2) is an important parameter in critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients. To limit invasive procedures or […]

Hematology and Oncology Fellows’ Welcome Breakfast

Fresh-baked quiche, muffins, fresh fruit, and bracing coffee set the table as the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation welcomed the four newest members of the fellowship program. Many faculty members took up the invitation from Fellowship Directors Dr. Dan Berg and Dr. Usha Perepu invitation to sit and chat with the […]

Emerging Technology: Radiofrequency and Microwave Liver Ablation

Dr. Tomohiro Tanaka, Clinical Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, is one of the only GI/Hep clinicians in the United States to offer microwave ablation of liver tumors. This emerging intent-to-cure approach is a less-invasive alternative to traditional liver transplantation or surgical resection of tumors, and is generally offered to patients with small lesions of […]

Zhan Receives LLS Translational Research Grant

Dr. Fenghuang (Frank) Zhan, Professor of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, has just been awarded a three-year, $600,000 grant from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Dr. Zhan’s proposal, Clinical Investigation of CD38+/ Light chain+/CD24+ as Putative Multiple Myeloma Stem Cell Markers, is funded by the LLS Translational Research Program, which funds research […]

Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology Fellows’ Welcome

The Division of Immunology welcomed three new members of their division last week with cupcakes, ice cream, and ice-breakers last week. Three new fellows in the Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology Fellowship programs got the chance to introduce themselves and to meet their new colleagues in an informal setting. First, about a dozen senior fellows and faculty […]

July 2017 – Santosh Kumar

Loyalty is a factor often overlooked in the pursuit of scientific advancement. And yet in the case of some recent publications and discoveries emerging from the Department of Internal Medicine, loyalty among colleagues has made a large difference. Dr. Santosh Kumar, then a postdoctoral fellow in vascular biology, was on a holiday break between semesters […]

Lung Cancer Screening

Article: Lung Cancer Screening Authors: Richard M. Hoffman, MD, MPHa, Rolando Sanchez, MD Journal: Med Clin N Am 101 (2017) 769–785 Abstract: KEY POINTS Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States (US). More than 80% of lung cancer deaths are attributed to tobacco use highlighting the importance of primary […]

Welcoming Our New Colleagues

The first week of the new academic year is already in the books. This is an exciting time in Internal Medicine, as it is for every department in the Carver College of Medicine. We are reminded of our core mission to training the next generation of physicians as we refine best practices and experiment with […]

Objective Structured Clinical Examinations

Innovation in education can take a lot of different forms, but even the way in which an educator learns what needs to be taught can be revolutionary. Last week, Education Development Director Jane Rowat and Dr. Manish Suneja, Internal Medicine Residency Program Director, guided the evaluation of the new class of interns joining the department […]

Chief Resident Introductions, 2017-18

Sheena CarlLee I grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, where I did not love country music, but enjoyed everything else the city had to offer. I graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts in Medicine, Health, and Society. Afterwards, I moved to Little Rock, Arkansas for medical school at the University of Arkansas for […]