Contamination of healthcare workers’ hands with E. coli and Klebsiella species after routine patient care: a prospective observational study

Article: Contamination of healthcare workers’ hands with E. coli and Klebsiella species after routine patient care: a prospective observational study Authors: Mireia Puig-Asensio MD PhD, Daniel J. Diekema MD,  MS, Linda Boyken, BA, Gosia S. Clore, MPH, Jorge L. Salinas, MD, Eli N. Perencevich MD, MS Journal: Clin Microbiol Infect. 2019 Nov 13. pii: S1198-743X(19)30602-0. […]

Hospital responses to Ebola reviewed

From 2014 to 2016, more than 28,000 cases of Ebola were reported in West African countries Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. This highly infectious disease became an international health emergency, with seven other countries also becoming affected. With eleven cases treated in the United States, analyzing the quality of responsiveness among hospitals across the nation […]

21st Annual Update in Infectious Diseases, 4/26/19

It is rare for a CME event to have connections to a number of other events happening around the university and Iowa City community, but big anniversaries are rare too. Because the 30th anniversary of the founding of the HIV/AIDS clinic at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics landed in the same month as this […]

Updates from the Division of Infectious Diseases

The below is a post written by Daniel Diekema, MD, MS, director, Division of Infectious Diseases. In our division, we prize cross-disciplinary collaborations and work closely with internists, health services researchers, microbiologists, endocrinologists, epidemiologists, surgeons, and a variety of other specialists in the cause of better understanding infectious diseases and preventing their spread. We do […]

TelePrEP Receives $2M CDC Grant

“Getting preventive medicine of any kind should not be a burden to anyone,” Dr. Michael Ohl, Associate Professor in Infectious Diseases, said. For about a year and a half, the TelePrEP program Dr. Ohl directs has steadily worked to reduce the barriers between individuals at risk of HIV infection and a drug that dramatically reduces […]

Highlights from the 20th Annual Update in Infectious Diseases

This year’s well-attended conference struck a balance between broad-interest topics for the larger group and more narrowly focused ones for smaller groups. In the morning, Dr. Bradley Allen addressed the opioid epidemic in Indiana. Dr. Margo Schilling provided updates in adult immunization and Dr. Daniel Fulton targeted updates a primary care provider would need to […]

Nauseef Receives $2.6M R01

William Nauseef, MD, Professor in Infectious Diseases and of Microbiology and Immunology, has been awarded a five-year, $2.6M grant from the National Institutes of Health. This R01 will fund his lab’s continuing research into neutrophil-mediated responses to inflammation and host responses to infection. Dr. Nauseef explains more specifically: The work proposes studies using Staphylococcus aureus and Neisseria gonorrhoeae as […]