Anupam Agarwal, M.D., a noted physician, scientist and academic leader, has been named interim senior vice president of Medicine and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
UAB physician Basil I. Hirschowitz, M.D., Ph.D., professor emeritus of medicine, physiology and biophysics at UAB, the medical pioneer who invented the first fiber-optic endoscope, passed away Jan. 19, 2013.
Renal replacement therapy performed continuously over 24 hours provides better hemodynamic tolerance, fluid removal in critically ill patients with kidney failure.
Researchers are examining the effect of physical activity and diet on body composition in older adults, as well as any effects those two factors have on the quality of life for seniors.
The new method is an improved form of optical coherence tomography, termed micro-OCT, which has been shown to provide valuable images of four different, difficult-to-measure parameters of airway health.
Until now, there were no standardized recommendations from the medical community regarding patient selection, surgical preparation, inpatient management and long-term care considerations for mechanical circulatory support patients.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been awarded a $28 million grant renewal for the nation’s largest study aimed at exploring racial and geographic differences in stroke illness and stroke death from The National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
New research co-authored by a University of Alabama at Birmingham researcher has shown that intensive lifestyle interventions, including diet and exercise, have the potential to put Type 2 diabetes into remission and eliminate the need for medication in some cases.
The approach will examine an interactive “direct-to-participant” method using new technology, including an iPad app, in a study supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Most of this disparity may be due to greater risk factor burden among blacks, including smoking, diabetes and hypertension.