When thinking about measures to prevent fluid overload, it’s important to remember that fluid is a drug with a therapeutic window, and that dosing rates should be individualized to the goals of therapy, the clinical scenario and the severity of illness, noted David Askenazi, MD, the director of the Pediatric and Infant Center for Acute Nephrology, Children’s of Alabama/University of Alabama at Birmingham.
From the LA Times
“In general, the presence of the fever doesn’t mean that patient X needs to be admitted,” said Dr. David Pigott of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “It is a mark of infection.
"We are in an extremely difficult time right now psychologically," said Josh Klapow, associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. "What you're dealing with is how to separate rational, productive worry from irrational unproductive worry."
From the Wall Street Journal
David Pigott, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said he suspects that “if we see any significant number of new cases,” such patients will likely be transferred to special centers designated to treat Ebola cases. Four institutions, including Emory University in Atlanta, Nebraska Medical Center, St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula, Mont., and an National Institutes of Health facility, have special biocontainment units.

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have taken an in-depth look at patterns in pediatric sports-related injuries in a new study published in the Journal of Athletic Training.
In the wake of news that a Dallas nurse is infected with Ebola, Alabama  Gov. Robert Bentley toured UAB Hospital today to continue the message he started last week: that Alabama hospitals are prepared to handle the Ebola virus.
A UAB scientist will participate in a panel alongside other brain plasticity experts and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
Study explores patterns such as top 5 most common sports and recreation injuries.
Over the next few weeks, venues large and small will present electronica artists, jam bands, country performers, heavy-metal groups, hip-hop acts, folk singers and more.
The day's discussion focused on balancing the benefit of oral anticoagulation compared with its bleeding risk and the stroke risks that may be elevated in the Watchman device group.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has received nearly $14 million in research funding from the race since 2003, according to the organization's web site.
Physician scientists at 22 consortia, including investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will collaborate with representatives of 98 patient advocacy groups to advance clinical research and investigate new treatments for patients with rare diseases.
BBVA Compass and Christie's joined together to bring four pieces of 19th century European art to the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts this week.
"I hope business leaders admire us for our contributions to the community by providing high quality patient care, taking care of those in need, supporting Cooper Green, and being involved in our community by supporting programs like the Health Academy," said Will Ferniany.
John Wesley Chancellor of Enterprise and Candy Mosley of Foley are Mr. and Ms. UAB 2014, with first alternates Ethan Gissendaner and Asia Sullivan.
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jimmie Johnson added a special touch to this year's homecoming Gurney Derby at UAB.
Patients with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have greater alterations of trabecular bone than those with seronegative RA or patients who have psoriatic arthritis, researchers reported.
According to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, states with primary texting laws on the books, which means that officers can pull over a driver simply for texting while driving, have seen an 11 percent drop in fatalities for young drivers ages 15 to 21.
"In about 60 percent of patients who had their [fallopian] tubes still intact, we were able to pick up tumor cells, or essentially tumor DNA, in the vaginal tract," said Dr. Charles Landen, who was at the University of Alabama at Birmingham at the time of the study.
Movi Medical, a local design firm that developed a new, state-of-the-art patient transport chair at the request of an executive at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Health System, is winning orders for its chairs, winning national recognition for its design, developing other products and running a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign.
This video is from NBC Nightly News and was shot on the UAB Green.
The votes have been cast and four local companies will advance to the next round to decide the most popular brand in the Magic City.
“Since mapping the entire human genome, advances in the speed of high throughput sequencing and reductions in cost have given us the capacity to identify genetic abnormalities in a given cancer,” Edward Partridge, MD, Director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, said. “We’ve been collaborating with HudsonAlpha on the genomics of cancer for several years. The consortium formalizes the relationship under a core grant from the NIH, and gives us a structure to work together more productively.”
An assistant professor in The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing is one of only 12 nursing educators in the United States to be selected for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program this year.
With backgrounds in modern jazz, new music and bluegrass, Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge explore the worlds of improvisation and composition.
Research into rare diseases gets a funding boost from the NIH: UAB researchers studying Rett syndrome and tuberous sclerosis among those involved in the national effort.
UAB Hospital honored by Becker’s Healthcare as one of the best hospitals in America, and UAB Medicine touted as a great place to work in healthcare
American Health Information Management Association lauds UAB’s Donna Slovensky.
The curator of the National Museum of Dentistry will outline the origins of modern dentistry, which began at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery as part of the Reynolds Historical Lecture series.
The Miss UAB pageant is an official preliminary to the Miss Alabama and Miss America pageants; a total of $4,600 in scholarships is offered to the winners.
The growing field of young piano virtuosos coming to Birmingham gets a little more crowded Sunday, Oct. 12, when Eric Lu, a 16-year-old prize winner who entered the Curtis Institute of Music last year, opens the 2014-15 UAB Piano Series.
Jimmie Johnson, one of the 12 contenders for the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, will be on the UAB campus Wednesday to officiate the annual Gurney Derby, a traditional homecoming race for the school.
Concerns over Ebola are bringing more patients to physicians with questions. We reached out to a variety of experts to get their "talking points" and advice on what physicians should say when patients ask about Ebola.
A new concept in patient chairs intended for hospitals, nursing facilities, or home-bound seniors could replace the old-fashioned wheelchair.
A new single-dose, injected drug appears safe and effective at helping ease flu symptoms, two new studies show.
The Nurse Faculty Scholar awards are given to junior nurse faculty who show strong promise as future leaders in academic nursing. Each scholar receives a three-year $350,000 award to pursue research, leadership training in all aspects of the faculty role, and mentoring from senior faculty at their institution.
The Department of Art and Art History has created a large-scale installation of more than 1,000 flags, which will be on exhibit in the AEIVA’s Sculpture Garden.
Anupam Agarwal, M.D., Donny Burke, Ph.D., Maj. Gen. Lee Price (retired), Doug Rigney, Ph.D., and Jerry Stephens, Ph.D., were honored by the NAS.
Sponsored by the UAB National Alumni Society, this tradition recognizes outstanding male and female students who have demonstrated scholastic achievement, leadership, involvement and overall enthusiasm.
Carrie Ann Gakumo, Ph.D., will receive a three-year, $350,000 award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to pursue her research in health literacy and HIV outcomes.
The role of the Advisory Board is to advocate for the regional campus in the river region.
Philanthropic support has enabled the UAB Department of Neurology to make huge strides in knowledge of diseases such as Parkinson’s.
Faisal Shuaib, M.D., Dr.P.H., graduated from the UAB School of Public Health in 2010 and now serves as the head of the National Ebola Emergency Operations Center in Africa’s most populous country.
Hospitals remain alert and ready after a confirmed U.S. hospital-identified case of imported Ebola associated with the ongoing West African outbreak makes news in Dallas.
Soluble Therapeutics, a protein solubility company spun off from research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has acquired Seattle-based Dilyx Biotechnologies in a deal that will strengthen the ability of the company's flagship HSC technology.
After posting the highest patient revenue in 2013, the University of Alabama at Birmingham also had the highest net income last year.
Here are some questions and answers from our interview with TOS Fellow David B Allison, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Quetelet Endowed Professor of Public Health, Associate Dean for Science of the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. David Kimberlin, co-director of the UAB Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children's, said they don't know the neurological symptoms are linked to the virus, and if it was: "It would be very rare."
This catastrophic event prompted UAB public health expert Dr. Lisa McCormick to seek the answer to a very important question. “Since the tornado have you thought more about personal preparedness?” she asked.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Education has been awarded a seven-year, $49 million grant -- its largest ever -- to serve as the hub of GEAR UP Alabama, a federally funded program to help increase the number of low-income students in Alabama's poverty-plagued Black Belt that are prepared to attend college.
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