Scherer receives two grants to study, promote vaccine adoption

Although vaccines have played an essential role in infectious disease prevention in the United States, the acceptance and administration for many vaccines is still suboptimal. With the COVID-19 pandemic projected to overlap with this year’s flu season, the uptake of the seasonal flu vaccine will be even more crucial as we continue to grapple with […]

Clinicians develop model to calculate patient risk for NAFLD decompensation

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most common liver diseases worldwide and is associated with conditions such as obesity and metabolic syndrome, which can lead to diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. Although common, identifying people who could be at risk for NAFLD decompensation can be challenging for physicians. “We needed a way […]

Hospitalists reflect on our response to COVID-19

We reached out to Andrew Bryant, MD; Jeydith Gutierrez Perez, MD; and Bradley Manning, MD, to offer their perspective on what they witnessed during the initial planning and response to COVID-19 within University of Iowa Health Care. Their responses have been lightly edited. What changes did you notice in that period of late March and […]

Clinical trials in cancer at Iowa barely lose a step

Last week, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) released a special report titled “A Guide to Cancer Care Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” It details an approach for oncologists and other care providers to ensure their own safety and that of those they treat, given the higher likelihood of a patient’s immuno-compromised status.  For […]

Online presentation: COVID-19 Associated Coagulopathy – April 30, 2020

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, April 30, 2020, will be: COVID-19 Associated Coagulopathy 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, April 30, 2020 Presented by: Usha Perepu, MBBS, MRCP, Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/95639236174 […]

A day in the life . . .

Models are by their nature subject to constant revision. Two weeks ago, we believed we would now be in the peak of demand on University of Iowa Health Care resources as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent well-publicized outbreaks in Iowa and other factors have now pushed our peak to around May 8. That […]

Online presentation: COVID-19 at UIHC: Our Experience Thus Far – April 23, 2020

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, April 23, 2020, will be: COVID-19 at UIHC: Our Experience Thus Far 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, April 23, 2020 Presented by: Bradley Manning, MD, Hospitalist; Medical Director, 6 Roy Carver; Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/93067460299 […]

Online presentation: Ventilating COVID Pneumonia:  Not Garden-Variety ARDS – April 16, 2020

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, April 16, 2020, will be: Ventilating COVID Pneumonia:  Not Garden-Variety ARDS 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, April 16, 2020 Presented by: Gregory Schmidt, MD, Director of Critical Care Programs (UIHC), Professor of Internal Medicine Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/95687822015 This presentation is […]

Evaluating “virtual visit” effectiveness

Working on the front line of COVID-19 treatment, health care workers are at increased risk for contracting the virus. And providers treating the head and neck are at an even greater risk of exposure to saliva, mucus, and other fluids that hold a high concentration of the virus. To protect these workers, non-essential patient care […]

Online presentation: “Lessons Learned from SARS” and a COVID-19 update – April 9, 2020

The recording from this presentation is available. Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, April 9, 2020, will be: Lessons Learned from SARS, and COVID-19 Update 12:00–1:00pm Thursday, April 9, 2020 Presented by: Loreen Herwaldt, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology (College of Public Health) Jorge Salinas, MD, Hospital Epidemiologist, Clinical Assistant Professor […]