Effectiveness of chlorhexidine dressings to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections. Does one size fit all? A systematic literature review and meta-analysis

Article: Effectiveness of chlorhexidine dressings to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections. Does one size fit all? A systematic literature review and meta-analysis Authors: Mireia Puig-Asensio, Alexandre R Marra, Christopher A Childs, Mary E Kukla, Eli N Perencevich, Marin L Schweizer Journal: Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 Sep 16;1-8. Online ahead of print. Abstract:Objective: To evaluate the […]

Manuscript Tips: Keywords

The following is the next installment in a series on writing for publication from Kris Greiner, editor in the Design Center. Explore her suite of editing services. Here are a few tips for choosing keywords or key terms when submitting a manuscript or meeting abstract. Some journals and abstract submission forms provide a list to choose from during the […]

Case of relapsing sulfasalazine-induced hypersensitivity syndrome upon re-exposure

Article: Case of relapsing sulfasalazine-induced hypersensitivity syndrome upon re-exposure Authors: Jason Winward, Laurel Lyckholm, Samuel M Brown, Mohamad Mokadem Journal: BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Sep 15;13(9):e235803 Abstract:Sulfasalazine-induced hypersensitivity syndrome (SIHS) is a serious systemic delayed adverse drug reaction that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Here, we report the first case, to our knowledge, […]

Vitals 2020 reshuffles its table of contents

Each year, the Department of Internal Medicine publishes a small print magazine renamed VITALS last year. Midway through this issue’s production, it was clear that its focus would need to adapt, as did most things in 2020. As department chair E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, put it in the new issue’s introduction, “It is safe to […]

Manuscript Tips: Reusing a Previously Published Image

The following is the next installment in a series on writing for publication from Kris Greiner, editor in the Design Center. Explore her suite of editing services. Once you have secured permission to reuse a copyrighted image, chances are you’ll need to find a high-resolution copy for the intended publisher to use in your manuscript. So what qualifies as […]

Mitochondrial pyruvate carriers are required for myocardial stress adaptation

Article: Mitochondrial pyruvate carriers are required for myocardial stress adaptation Authors: Yuan Zhang, Paul V Taufalele, Jesse D Cochran, Isabelle Robillard-Frayne, Jonas Maximilian Marx, Jamie Soto, Adam J Rauckhorst, Fariba Tayyari, Alvin D Pewa, Lawrence R Gray, Lynn M Teesch, Patrycja Puchalska, Trevor R Funari, Rose McGlauflin, Kathy Zimmerman, William J Kutschke, Thomas Cassier, Shannon […]

Endocannabinoid Receptor-1 and Sympathetic Nervous System Mediate the Beneficial Metabolic Effects of Gastric Bypass

Article: Endocannabinoid Receptor-1 and Sympathetic Nervous System Mediate the Beneficial Metabolic Effects of Gastric Bypass Authors: Yuanchao Ye, Marwa Abu El Haija, Donald A. Morgan, Deng Guo, Yang Song, Aaron Frank, Liping Tian, Ruth A. Riedl, Colin M.L. Burnett, Zhan Gao, Zhiyong Zhu, Shailesh K. Shahi, Kasra Zarei, Anne Couvelard, Nicolas Pote ́, Lara Ribeiro-Parenti, […]

Water leads ID fellows toward publication

Sammantha Kouba, DO, recent Infectious Disease fellowship graduate, and Takaaki Kobayashi, MD, current F3 ID fellow, published a leptospirosis case study in BMJ Case Reports, with patient consent. The publication, with contributions from faculty members Robert Blount, MD, and Loreen Herwaldt, MD, addressed the rare cardiovascular impacts of leptospirosis.  Kouba and Kobayashi’s report details a 50-year-old man […]

Manuscript Tips: Permissions

The following is the next installment in a series on writing for publication from Kris Greiner, editor in the Design Center. Explore her suite of editing services. If you find an image, graph, table, or other previously published material that you want to use in your own paper or presentation, you’ll very likely need to acquire permission to do […]