Azithromycin is routinely prescribed to hospitalized patients despite risk factors for corrected QT prolongation and administration of interacting medications, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
Huifeng Yun, Ph.D., from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues compared risks of hospitalized infections associated with biologics used to treat RA using Medicare data from 2006 to 2011. Patients were followed from initiation of new biologic treatment after previous treatment with a different biologic.
According to AL.com, Hatton Smith – the Royal Cup executive tasked with leading efforts to raise $13 million toward facility improvements – said the fundraising committee already has more than $2 million cash in hand.
As the head of the commercialization wing of research coming out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Nugent is forming a new strategy to turn research into more economic development opportunities and attract more venture capital into Birmingham.
Amy Amara, M.D., Ph.D., a neurologist and sleep medicine physician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham says there are a host of factors that can disrupt sleep; but she also offers some suggestions that can help you catch those elusive Z's.
Shirley Sanders-Ginwright, Programme Director for the University of Alabama at Birmingham Centre for Community Outreach, revealed that the three-week camp was the UAB's maiden venture outside of the USA.
With 40 million children under five years old deemed 'overweight' in 2014, it's well and truly time to consider what is causing this and if there is more we should be doing as parents to prevent the rise of childhood obesity.
A new study led by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, "Impact of the HITECH Act on Physicians' Adoption of Electronic Health Records," published online in July 2015 in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, finds that the financial incentives offered to physicians through meaningful use programs actually had a weak impact on the uptake of EHRs.
Through energy efficiency measures, water-capture systems and other initiatives, the university has cut energy use by 10 percent and water use by 15 percent at both the campus and UAB Hospital, according to publications released by the school.
"These experiences helped me to identify a glaring issue in the field of digital forensics: a lack of professional and ethical standards governing practitioners," wrote Dr. John J. Sloan III, professor of criminal justice and sociology at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), in this commentary at The Conversation. "And as digital forensics gains prominence in the legal landscape, the lack of agreed-upon standards is a big problem."
But the most recent example takes that collaboration a step further by working with the city's up-and-coming student entrepreneurs who are developing their own businesses at the University of Alabama at Birmingham iLab within Innovation Depot.
From Business Insider Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that skipping breakfast didn’t have any notable effect on weight loss efforts in a 16-week study of obese and overweight participants.
Due to wide variation in immunization reimbursement, the administration of recommended vaccines to appropriate candidates at urban HIV clinics could result in potential net losses of $100,000 annually for each clinic, according to recent findings.
“Regardless of your gender, race, or where you live, if you frequently eat a Southern-style diet you should be aware of your risk of heart disease and try to make some gradual changes to your diet,” said lead researcher James Shikany, a nutritional epidemiologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Division of Preventive Medicine.
he electronic health records meaningful use program has had a negligible effect on physician adoption of EHRs, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Through protocol-guided intensive medical therapy, clinicians were able to achieve simultaneous control of multiple risk factors in patients with diabetes and CHD, which led to reduced risk for death, MI and stroke, according to new findings from the BARI 2D study.
Much like the seemingly neverending arguments about the “eight glasses of water” rule or the “three meals a day” rule, researchers just can’t seem to make up their minds about whether or not breakfast is truly “the most important meal of the day.”
In an attempt to find out the reason the United States has the highest number of treatable sexually transmitted diseases in the world, a disease expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham decided to study the doctor-patient relationship.
People who regularly consumed a typical "Southern"-style diet had an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in a large study examining dietary patterns and heart risk -- more so than other diet types deemed unhealthy.
Don't text while moving: Texting while walking has been found to be dangerously distracting, with people taking shorter strides and more time to finish an obstacle course in a study conducted by researchers.
It’s no secret that America’s air conditioning obsession is excessive, even out of control. (Europeans, for instance, think we’re fragile idiots.) But in addition to making us grumpier and less productive, freezing office environments could actually be making us eat more, too.