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 […]

Iowa continues CDC infection prevention research

Three years ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) first funded researchers at the University of Iowa to study infection prevention activities and expand the surveillance of healthcare associated infections. The UI was one of six Prevention Epicenters tasked with “conducting innovative infection control and prevention research.” That work continues as a multidisciplinary […]