Displaying items by tag: department of medicine

Children who can read on grade level by the end of third grade are 13 times more likely to graduate from high school than those who cannot. 
Many patients have been struggling to pay for their treatment, and the financial consequences can affect a person’s emotional well-being. This collaborative effort will recruit researchers nationwide to help solve these issues.
In a study of more than 6,000 American adults, UAB investigators found that those with a coronary artery calcium score greater than zero have a higher risk of cardiac events. CAC may help guide blood pressure control and comprehensive cardiovascular care.
Professor emeritus Bob Centor has been honored for excellence in teaching in the field of medical education.
UAB researchers examined the lack of representation of women and racial/ethnic minorities in higher levels of academic medicine and created several initiatives to ensure that, moving forward, UAB is part of the solution.
Researchers find a role for citrullinated vimentin as a damage-associated molecular pattern molecule, or DAMP, that is generated by lung macrophages in response to environmental cadmium/carbon black.
UAB vaccine demographic numbers holding steady as Center Point vaccination site preps for Friday, March 19, opening.
Alabama and the Southeast have high rates of kidney disease, especially in minority populations. On World Kidney Day, physicians have a chance to shine a light on this troublesome disease.
UAB will now operate three community vaccination sites — two downtown and one in Hoover — in an effort to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to more people.
Research found that gaining community members’ perspectives to identify barriers and facilitators to COVID-19, related to prevention, coping and testing, may potentially improve outcomes.
“These vaccines are our way out of the epidemic, and we want to do all we can to help get Alabama out of this as quickly as possible,” said Sarah Nafziger, M.D.
The vaccine most likely does not prevent spread of the virus, but probably does reduce the length of time an infected person sheds virus.
With misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines rife, turn to trusted medical professionals at UAB’s Department of Medicine for the straight dope.
The 72-year-old patient was unable to mount her own immune defense against the SARS-CoV-2 virus because of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, which compromises normal immunity and immunoglobulin production.
Use of the diabetes drug metformin — before a diagnosis of COVID-19 — was associated with a threefold decrease in mortality in COVID-19 patients with Type 2 diabetes.
At UAB Hospital, the term “COVID convalesced” is used when a patient is no longer considered infectious to others and can be moved out of a COVID-specific care unit, but is still sick and requires intensive medical attention.
Page 5 of 27