The inappropriate use of antibiotics among adult patients at U.S. emergency departments is not falling, despite increasing concerns about antibiotic resistance, a new study reveals. Improper antibiotic use is a contributing factor to antibiotic resistance, the University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers noted.
Older patients with Parkinson's disease said high-intensity strength training produced significant improvements in quality of life, mood and motor function. Lead author Marcas Bamman, a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said 15 subjects with moderate Parkinson's underwent 16 weeks of high-intensity resistance training combined with interval training designed to simultaneously challenge strength, power, endurance, balance and mobility function. This was the first study of its kind to look at the biology of the muscles.
The UAB Campus Recreation Center is one of the jewels of the Southside campus. The impressive structure measures about 150,000 square feet and cost about $25 million to build in 2005, according to Sean Ries, director of campus recreation. And the center offers just about anything a student or UAB staff member could want in a health facility.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham is opening a new medical program in Montgomery. The UAB Montgomery Regional Medical Campus opens Tuesday at Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery.
Neuroscience Café serves healthy portions of fascinating topics in the field of neuroscience at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of every month.
UAB Schools of Medicine and Health Professions collaborate to form new, all-inclusive medical center to fight obesity
Interviews with participants in prisons and halfway houses was used to capture data on the experience of religious conversion and the ways it altered attitudes and behaviors.
Mayor William Bell, Miss UAB Chassidy Sumler and former “Biggest Loser” winner Roger Shultz will make appearances.
UAB students and alumni will have an opportunity to learn about volunteer and internship opportunities with Birmingham-area non-profits at an event on campus Tuesday. The fair is sponsored by UAB Career and Professional Development, the Office of Student Involvement and the Office of Service Learning. "We have had 300 students attend this event in the past, looking for internships, full-time positions, and/or volunteer opportunities," said Katie Letcher of Career and Professional Development.
Physicians at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are employing a technology known as ECMO as a last-resort therapy for extremely severe cases of influenza. ECMO, short for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, is a sort of portable heart/lung bypass machine.
Young, low-income diabetics may not know they need annual eye exams, a new study suggests. At a large public hospital where the study was done, few diabetic patients had visited the eye care clinic within the last two years. Paul MacLennan led the study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.
A combination of IL2 therapy and activation of patients' immune systems using personalized vaccines made from their own tumor cells has been shown to improve survival rates even more than IL2 alone according to a new study. "This is an important addition to the literature on IL2 treatment for metastatic melanoma demonstrating that personalized vaccine therapy contributed to an increased survival rate," says Co-Editor-in-Chief Donald J. Buchsbaum, PhD, Division of Radiation Biology, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham noted that growing concern about antibiotic resistance has led many hospitals to create policies for what is known as antibiotic stewardship — appropriate use of these drugs. "Given organized efforts to emphasize antibiotic stewardship, we expected to see a decrease in emergency department antibiotic use for such infections," study co-author Dr. John Baddley, an associate professor in the division of infectious diseases.
Published by Information Security Media Group (ISMG), BankInfoSecurity and CUInfoSecurity's list acknowledges individuals and organizations that are playing critical roles in shaping the way financial services organizations approach information security and privacy. Included in this year's list is Gary Warner, Director of Research, Computer Forensics, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
American Accounting Association ranks programs, individuals based on their accounting education research production through six years.
After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, invertebrates like shrimp, oysters and crabs were the subject of the majority of testing by federal and state agencies. One UAB expert analyzed fish caught a year after the spill to determine safety.
Researchers at UAB show that high-intensity strength training improves mobility, mood and overall quality of life for Parkinson’s patients.
A2ru is an organization that helps to integrate the arts and art practices into other areas of study, such as engineering and medicine.
The AEIVA’s inaugural exhibition is “Material Evidence,” curated by the Birmingham Museum of Art and featuring works culled from Birmingham’s most dedicated collectors.
Gary Warner is an expert in phishing attacks and international cybersecurity fraud.
A study by researchers at the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of Alabama at Birmingham says using home-based hospice practices for terminally ill, hospitalized patients could reduce suffering and improve end-of-life care.
Physicians at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are employing a technology known as ECMO as a last-resort therapy for extremely severe cases of influenza. ECMO, short for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, is a sort of portable heart/lung bypass machine. “These are very sick patients for whom traditional therapy such as a ventilator is simply not sufficient,” says Enrique Diaz, MD, associate professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine and head of the UAB ECMO program.
Gary Warner, co-founder and Chief Technologist for Malcovery®, the leader in delivering actionable intelligence that can be applied to neutralize the threats and actions by cyber criminals in the areas of phishing, spam and malware, was today named by BankInfo Security as one of the Top 10 influencers in banking information security. As the article states, Gary is also the Director of Research in Computer Forensics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He directs the UAB Computer Forensics Research Laboratory (CFRL) that focuses on developing investigative tools and techniques for analyzing digital evidence in the areas of spam, phishing and malware.
UAB was recently chosen as one of "100 Hospitals with Great Women's Health Programs" for 2013. The selection was made by Becker's Hospital Review, which recognizes hospitals with exceptional programs dedicated to the health and well-being of women.
The day of service was part of Hands on Birmingham's MLK Jr. Day of Service. Hundreds of students from Miles College, Lawson State Community College, and The University of Alabama at Birmingham, painted the bollards at Legion Field.
Antibiotic use for acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) such as rhinitis, sinusitis, and bronchitis, which are often caused by viruses and do not require antibiotics, are still commonly given to adults who visit EDs for care, said John W. Baddley, MD, MSPH, department of medicine, division of infectious diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham. “The widespread use of antibiotics to treat minor ARTIs may lead to increased bacterial antibiotic resistance. Other consequences include antibiotic-associated diarrhea, allergic reactions, and increased cost of care,” Dr Baddley told FormularyWatch.
Older adults who received as few as 10 sessions of mental training show long-lasting improvements in reasoning and speed of processing skills 10 years after the intervention, according to UF Health researchers with the Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly, or ACTIVE, study. This study is funded by grants from the National Institute on Aging to the University of Alabama at Birmingham as well as six other universities.
The end of one gene fused to the beginning of another and, voilà, a new, composite gene was born. In most people the two-component gene does not work. But in a small percentage the gene functions and puts its possessors at increased risk for lupus and potentially other autoimmune diseases, in which the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues, says a team of researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Jim Pittman tried to hire the best people in the country, attract them to UAB, and make them happy here. He was a great man for UAB’s medical school. He was a great man for Birmingham and Alabama and served both of them well.
Artists and art historians Michael Tabie, Jeanette Kohl, George Ferrandi, Amanda Browder, Leslie Wayne and Yomi Ola will visit UAB for lectures, exhibitions, pop-up studios and more.
A UAB study will pair master gardeners with breast cancer survivors in an effort to promote a healthy diet and physical exercise.
Seniors who undergo cognitive training show increased and sustained capabilities for reasoning and speed of processing.
Songwriters are invited to help the Alys Stephens Center celebrate The Magic City with ASC Commissions Birmingham, a contest looking for original songs about Birmingham.
The evening’s program will include selections by Jacob Weinberg, Camille Saint-Saens, Robert Schumann, Marius Constant and Paul Schoenfield.
Successful matches result in real community problem solving and hands-on learning for students.
Christy Lemak, Ph.D., health care management leader, takes over UAB Department of Health Services Administration and its nationally ranked programs.
Theatre UAB’s production was one of approximately 180 entered productions from across KCACTF’s 10-state Region IV, and one of four selected from 42 contending entries.
The new CD, available Jan. 28, will help the Concert Choir raise money for its July trip to the eighth World Choir Games in Latvia.
Working with Healthiest Employers, a technology and research company focused on wellness, we surveyed companies around the Magic City earlier this year to determine which local employers have the best corporate wellness efforts. The University of Alabama at Birmingham was named as one of Birmingham's Healthiest Employers, based on the results of the survey.
An interdisciplinary collaboration at UAB recently established a research method that has expanded the institution’s capacity to expand initiatives addressing diseases including cancer, autoimmune diseases and degenerative diseases.
Early registration ends Jan. 31 for The Bruce A. Harris Symposium: Progress in OB/GYN 2014 for Physicians and Nurses to be held 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 20-21 in The Wynfrey Hotel at Riverchase Galleria.
Tabie is the first artist featured in the Department of Art and Art History’s new “Pop-Up Studio” program, Feb. 14-15 at the AEIVA and open to the public.
Becker’s Hospital Review ranked hospitals based on comprehensiveness of programs, quality of care offered.
The annual summit explores new and ongoing threats to cybersecurity and potential safeguards against them.
CNET promotes the discovery of novel treatments for neurodegenerative disorders, teaches scientists and clinicians about these diseases, and facilitates the application of these discoveries to the clinical care of patients.
Malcovery was launched in early 2013 as a result of an exclusive worldwide license with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and based on research conducted at the UAB Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research (CIA|JFR). Malcovery®, the leader in delivering actionable intelligence that can be proactively applied to neutralize the threats and actions by cyber criminals in the areas of phishing, spam and malware, released today the latest ‘Top 10 Phished Brands That Your Antivirus is Missing,’ a report that discloses leading brands that are most exploited by cybercriminals in phishing attacks with malicious spam.
"Historically, gout has been associated with overindulgence, in people who had access to foods of plenty, but now, in fact, gout is a condition of people with chronic illness such as kidney disease and heart disease, and regrettably it's often relegated to a lesser status given all the other challenges of management," explained Kenneth S. Saag, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Fish caught in the open fishing regions in the Gulf of Mexico are safe to eat following the BP oil spill in 2010. Writing in Environmental Science and Technology, Timothy Gerald from the Environmental Defense Fund and Julia Gohlke from the University of Alabama at Birmingham reported that only two samples from 92 tested had PAH levels above the detection limit in GC/MS tests. The measured ratios of particular PAHs suggested they did not come from oil but were derived from the combustion of hydrocarbons.
Another effort that is yielding data on glaucoma risk is the African Descent and Glaucoma Evaluation Study (ADAGES). This NEI-funded study was launched in 2002, in order to seek explanations for the high prevalence and rapid course of primary-open angle glaucoma in African Americans. Dr. Weinreb is leading it in collaboration with his UCSD colleague Linda Zangwill, Ph.D., and with Jeffrey Liebmann, M.D., at New York University Langone Medical Center, and Christopher Girkin, M.D., at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have discovered a new immune protein influencing autoimmune diseases such as lupus and multiple sclerosis. Dr. Robert Kimberly, director of the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science, who co-authored the paper, says "“This new finding could play a significant role in the way companies design treatments for autoimmune diseases, in a more targeted approach. Now efforts can be made to target the individuals who will benefit from the treatments, based on the gene mutation.”
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