Leadership

I had hoped to begin this week’s post extolling the virtues of my interim replacement, but alas, that work is still ongoing. We appreciate the care and consideration that leadership is exercising in this process. We know they want to ensure continuity and stability during what everyone hopes will be an efficient but thorough and […]

SHM Poster Session, 2021

Late last month, the Iowa Chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine hosted its sixth annual poster session, virtually for a second year. More than twenty presentations in research, innovation, and clinical vignettes were submitted for competition, the winner of which receives guaranteed poster acceptance at the April SHM national meeting in Nashville and their […]

Our nephrologists at Kidney Week

The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension may be the smallest in Internal Medicine, but during the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week 2021, they made big moves at the national level. Under the leadership of Division Director Chou-Long Huang, MD, PhD, the division submitted 17 accepted abstracts and presentations for the virtual conference earlier this […]

Online presentation: Updates in Osteoporosis – November 18, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, November 18 will be: Updates in Osteoporosis 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, November 18, 2021 Amal Shibli-Rahhal, MD, MS, Clinical Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/97095194597 This Grand Rounds presentation will be recorded and available for viewing […]

Social workers bridge the gap between clinic and community

This year marks the centennial of social workers as crucial providers at University of Iowa Health Care. Within the Department of Internal Medicine, social workers have been a part of the care offered people diagnosed with HIV and AIDS for more than two decades. Funded through the Ryan White CARE legislation, our department’s eight social […]

Internal Medicine’s Social Workers

University of Iowa Health Care has been celebrating this year as the centennial of its incorporation of social workers into the care we provide. Healing and maintaining good health has as much to do with the physical as it does addressing the world that surrounds a patient, whether it is helping them achieve stable housing […]

Online presentation: Interesting ID Cases – November 11, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, November 11 will be: Interesting ID Cases 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, November 11, 2021 Poorani Sekar, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/99701896835 This Grand Rounds presentation will be recorded and available for viewing after, […]

Despite guidelines and worse outcomes, researchers find significant deviations nationwide in cardiac arrest responses

In cases of cardiac arrest due to a shockable rhythm, current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) guidelines recommend immediate defibrillation as the first line treatment. Epinephrine is recommended only if the person remains pulseless after two defibrillation attempts. As a result, the use of epinephrine in cardiac arrest treatment is not recommended as the first […]

Altering Early Life Gut Microbiota Has Long-Term Effect on Immune System and Hypertension in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats

Article: Altering Early Life Gut Microbiota Has Long-Term Effect on Immune System and Hypertension in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats Authors: Francois M. Abboud, Michael Z. Cicha, Aaron Ericsson, Mark W. Chapleau, and Madhu V. Singh Journal: Front. Physiol., 29 October 2021 Abstract: Hypertension is regulated by immunological components. Spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) display a large population […]

Rock stars @ Iowa

After six years of writing a new post every two weeks, I am certainly not going to stop in my last two months. Thank you for the many kind words and well-wishes I have received since news of my impending departure was announced on Monday. I look forward to using these remaining weeks with you […]