Endocrinology aids in SSI reduction project

An excessive amount of sugar in a person’s bloodstream, or hyperglycemia, occurs most often in people with diabetes. When someone experiencing hyperglycemia has surgery, the chances of infection and other risks are also increased. However, a recent study by a team of University of Iowa Health Care specialists¬†from eight different departments found that insulin treatments […]

Desensitization strategies: is it worth it?

Article: Desensitization strategies: is it worth it? Authors: Sarat Kuppachi, David A. Axelrod Journal: doi: 10.1111/TRI.13532 Abstract: Preformed donor specific antibodies limit access to transplantation for thousands of renal transplant patients. While kidney paired donation offers the best strategy for patients with a living donor, for very highly sensitized patients and those without living donors, […]

Gerke, Sekar earn clinical recognition

Since expanding in 2011 to cover the entire Carver College of Medicine, the University of Iowa Physicians (UIP) Clinical Awards has honored providers in six categories. This year, the Department of Internal Medicine is proud to have claimed a third of the prizes. Alicia Gerke, MD, MBA, received this year’s Patient Satisfaction and Service Excellence […]

Phadke leads pilot study into “chemo brain”

Sneha Phadke, DO, assistant clinical professor in Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation and a breast medical oncologist at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC), is investigating the cognitive deficits that occur following chemotherapy, which has often been called “chemo brain.” Last month, Phadke and associate research scientist Kanchna Ramchandran, MS, PhD, were awarded […]

Personalized medicine

For those who attended our 53rd annual Internal Medicine Research Day last week, I hope that you enjoyed it as much as I did. Attending scientific or professional conferences is something that many of us do throughout the year. Lessons learned listening to short presentations or interacting with trainees at their posters will often inform […]

Liquid biopsy reveals ability to tailor treatment

Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a cancer that arises from bile ducts/channels draining bile in the liver and often includes the gallbladder cancers. CCA is the second most common form of cancerous liver lesions. In 2017, Linda Kilcrease came to Pashtoon Kasi, MD, MS (then at Mayo Clinic), with metastatic cancer, but it was not amenable or […]

Residents make strong showing at Midwest SGIM

Because of the support of the Division of General Internal Medicine, six internal medicine residents, a fellow in endocrinology, and a medical student were able to travel to Minneapolis last month for the regional Midwest Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) meeting. Each of them had an oral or poster abstract accepted for presentation. Krista […]

Chapleau to receive lifetime achievement award

When the Iowa Physiological Society (IPS) meets on November 1 and 2, the chapter of the American Physiological Society promises a pair of days packed with sessions on a variety of topics including asthma, seizures, cardiovascular issues in infants, cannabis as a treatment for multiple sclerosis, and how the #MeToo movement impacts STEM fields. But […]

Inpatient Fluoroquinolone Stewardship Improves the Quantity and Quality of Fluoroquinolone-prescribing at Hospital Discharge: A Retrospective Analysis among 122 Veterans Health Administration Hospitals

Article: Inpatient Fluoroquinolone Stewardship Improves the Quantity and Quality of Fluoroquinolone-prescribing at Hospital Discharge: A Retrospective Analysis among 122 Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Authors: Hiroyuki Suzuki, MD, Eli N Perencevich, MD, MS, Bruce Alexander, PharmD, Brice E Beck, MA, Michihiko Goto, MD, MSCI, Brian C Lund, PharmD, Rajeshwari Nair, MBBS, PhD, Daniel J Livorsi, MD, […]