Monthly Archives: August 2018

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University of Illinois Hospital ranked “High Performing” in Cancer and Nephrology divisions for 2018-19 US News and World Report

2018-19 U.S. News and World Report ranking U.S. News and World Report, online news magazine have released the National 2018-19 Best Hospital rankings for the 29th Annual year running. The online news magazine best known for ranking all the Colleges, Universities, Hospitals nationally has compared more than 4,500 medical centers across 25 specialties, [...]

By |2018-08-30T09:05:41-05:00August 29th, 2018|Department of Medicine, DOM Hematology and Oncology News, DOM Nephrology News|Comments Off on University of Illinois Hospital ranked “High Performing” in Cancer and Nephrology divisions for 2018-19 US News and World Report

Lung cancer screening guidelines inadequate for high-risk minorities

Lawrence E. Feldman, MD Mary Pasquinelli, APN Data from a lung cancer screening program at the University of Illinois at Chicago provides evidence that national lung cancer screening guidelines, which were developed based on the National Lung Screening Trial, or NLST, in 2011 and recommend screening based on age and smoking [...]

By |2018-08-27T12:03:34-05:00August 27th, 2018|Department of Medicine, DOM Hematology and Oncology News|Comments Off on Lung cancer screening guidelines inadequate for high-risk minorities

Global Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT) training program supports development of international bone marrow transplant programs

Training program participants and staff (from left): Dr. Ariel Amaru (San Andres University, La Paz, Bolivia); Dr. Kateryna Filonenko (National Cancer Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine); Dr. Olowoselubaba Olowoselu (University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria); Amanda Rivera, Global BMT program assistant, UIC hematology-oncology staff; Damiano Rondelli Global BMT initiative founder and director and chief of hematology/oncology; Dr. [...]

By |2018-08-17T12:31:22-05:00August 17th, 2018|Department of Medicine, DOM Hematology and Oncology News|Comments Off on Global Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT) training program supports development of international bone marrow transplant programs

Dr. Sirimon Reutrakul’s research published in “Frontiers in Endocrinology”

Dr. Sirimon Reutrakul Congratulations to Dr. Sirimon Reutrakul for her research on the relationship between morning/evening preference and BMI among people with prediabetes which was published in the journal "Frontiers in Endocrinology" Read more about her research on the UIC today website

By |2018-10-03T13:48:17-05:00August 16th, 2018|DOM Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism News|Comments Off on Dr. Sirimon Reutrakul’s research published in “Frontiers in Endocrinology”

Rate of Catheter-Related Infections Reaches Zero

Alfredo Jose Mena Lora, MD Catheter-related infections occur when bacteria originating from the catheter travels into a patient’s bloodstream or urinary tract.  These infections are common, costly, and can result in serious harm or death to the patient.  Alfredo J. Mena Lora, M.D., was able to reduce the rate of infection by 90% [...]

By |2018-10-12T11:43:32-05:00August 14th, 2018|Department of Medicine, DOM Infectious Diseases News|Comments Off on Rate of Catheter-Related Infections Reaches Zero

UI Health recognized for achievement in heart failure care

UI Health recently received a prestigious award from the American Heart Association (AHA) that recognized our commitment to providing effective heart failure care using the most advanced procedures available. The AHA honored UI Health with the Get with the Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll. UI Health earned [...]

By |2018-08-01T11:12:26-05:00August 1st, 2018|Department of Medicine, DOM Cardiology News|Comments Off on UI Health recognized for achievement in heart failure care