Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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The volume of information patients are given pre-operatively often exceeds their short-term memories, says lead author Thomas Vetter, MD, MPH, of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. "Our findings show that providing patients with a standardized instruction sheet … with simple language can improve compliance significantly."
A novel inhibitor of CD19 was well tolerated and showed promising activity in patients with relapsed or refractory B-lineage non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), according to a phase I study.
According to a study by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, researchers found that gliomas disturb normal neural connections and seize control of blood vessels. In order to move away from the central tumor, gliomas travel along blood vessels, which give them access to the blood supply for nutrients.
Facebook and UAB consult with each other on what to research and even what to teach. And this is typical nowadays when corporations team up with colleges. Relationships are cozier and more targeted.
The Edge of Chaos announced last week that it is creating a new Scholars Program to bring together some of the finest minds at UAB to attack what the venue's web site calls the "wicked problems" that "plague communities" and are difficult to solve.
In the article titled "Birmingham's Health IT Breeding Ground," Ken Congdon wrote about his recent visit to Birmingham where he learned of UAB's and Innovation Depot's role in helping grow the health IT industry here.
From Diabetes In Control.com
"We made a lot of assumptions and jumped to a lot of conclusions that the markers of cardiovascular disease and treatments for prevention of cardiovascular diseases will be the same in type 1 — and that just may not be the case," said Fernando Ovalle, MD, director of the Comprehensive Diabetes Center of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "This could potentially change the perspective on how we see the use of statins and the assessment of cardiovascular risk in general."
From WIAT.com
Dr. John Sloan, a Criminal Justice Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham says prosecutors carry a heavy burden. Once police wrap up their reports and interviews, it is up to them to decide whether or not a child being left in a vehicle is a gross deviation from the expected standard of care or a tragic accident.
“Individuals with HCV are large users of outpatient, ED and inpatient services with increased and rising utilization by persons born between 1945 and 1965,” James Galbraith, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, told Infectious Disease News. “This not only presents a large economic burden on the health system, but more importantly highlights opportunities to identify these individuals and refer them to potentially curative treatment.”
"It's not very often that a new therapy comes along that has as much potential as this new, leadless pacemaker does," said Vance Plumb, M.D., professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease in the School of Medicine. "Historically, the weak link causing failure of pacing has been the leads, which this device eliminates. It's a big step forward in patient treatment and a milestone for cardiac rhythm treatment in Alabama."
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