Association of Remdesivir Treatment With Survival and Length of Hospital Stay Among US Veterans Hospitalized With COVID-19

Article: Association of Remdesivir Treatment With Survival and Length of Hospital Stay Among US Veterans Hospitalized With COVID-19 Authors: Michael E Ohl, Donald R Miller, Brian C Lund, Takaaki Kobayashi, Kelly Richardson Miell, Brice F Beck, Bruce Alexander, Kristina Crothers, Mary S Vaughan Sarrazin Journal: JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jul 1;4(7):e2114741 Abstract:Objective: To examine associations […]

Parasitic Infections of the Gastrointestinal Track and Liver

Article: Parasitic Infections of the Gastrointestinal Track and Liver Authors: Annie L Braseth, David E Elliott, M Nedim Ince Journal: Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2021 Jun;50(2):361-381 Abstract:Parasites have coevolved with humans. Several of them colonize the human body and establish a symbiotic relationship. Other parasites cause severe and lethal diseases. Prevalence of parasitic infections is […]

Momentum propels the new academic year

And then, in a rush, it’s July already. Welcome to the last half of calendar 2021, the new fiscal year, and a new academic year. Yesterday was our interns’ first day on the job as freshly minted doctors. I am already hearing reports from faculty on just how impressed they are with our newest members. […]

OPA1 deletion in brown adipose tissue improves thermoregulation and systemic metabolism via FGF21

Article: OPA1 deletion in brown adipose tissue improves thermoregulation and systemic metabolism via FGF21 Authors: Renata O Pereira, Alex Marti, Angela Crystal Olvera, Satya Murthy Tadinada, Sarah Hartwick Bjorkman, Eric Thomas Weatherford, Donald A Morgan, Michael Westphal, Pooja H Patel, Ana Karina Kirby, Rana Hewezi, William Bùi Trân, Luis Miguel García-Peña, Rhonda A Souvenir, Monika […]

Case Studies in Physiology: Untangling the cause of hypoxemia in an obese patient with acute leukemia

Article: Case Studies in Physiology: Untangling the cause of hypoxemia in an obese patient with acute leukemia Authors: Iliya Amaza, Hardik Kalra, Michael Eberlein, Yogesh Jethava, Joseph McDonell, Bobby Wolfe, Michael H Tomasson, Melissa L Bates Journal: J Appl Physiol. 2021 May 6. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00867.2020. Online ahead of print. Abstract:Diagnosing the cause of hypoxemia and […]

Integrin α9 regulates smooth muscle cell phenotype switching and vascular remodeling

Article: Integrin α9 regulates smooth muscle cell phenotype switching and vascular remodeling Authors: Manish Jain, Rishabh Dev, Prakash Doddapattar, Shigeyuki Kon, Nirav Dhanesha, Anil K Chauhan Journal: JCI Insight. 2021 May 24;6(10):147134. Abstract:Excessive proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) remains a significant cause of in-stent restenosis. Integrins, which are heterodimeric transmembrane receptors, play a […]

Risk-Standardized Home Time as a Novel Hospital Performance Metric for Pneumonia Hospitalization Among Medicare Beneficiaries: a Retrospective Cohort Study

Article: Risk-Standardized Home Time as a Novel Hospital Performance Metric for Pneumonia Hospitalization Among Medicare Beneficiaries: a Retrospective Cohort Study Authors: Rajeshwari Nair, Yubo Gao, Mary S Vaughan-Sarrazin, Eli Perencevich, Saket Girotra, Ambarish Pandey Journal: J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Apr 26. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-06712-w. Online ahead of print. Abstract:Background: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid […]