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AFib linked to family history in blacks, Latinos

Dr. Dawood Darbar Despite being the most common heart arrhythmia disorder in the U.S., there is not much research on the causes of atrial fibrillation in minority populations. While researchers know that black and Latino individuals are less likely than whites to develop the condition, which is also known as AFib, they cannot [...]

By |2018-09-26T14:40:59-05:00September 26th, 2018|Department of Medicine, DOM Cardiology News|Comments Off on AFib linked to family history in blacks, Latinos

UIC joins Chicago Diabetes Research and Training Center

Dr. Brian Layden The University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Medicine is a new member of the Chicago Diabetes Training and Research Center. The membership comes with a five-year, $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, which will support researchers investigating diabetes and other endocrine-related diseases and help purchase specialized research [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:37:26-05:00September 19th, 2018|Department of Medicine|Comments Off on UIC joins Chicago Diabetes Research and Training Center

UIC to lead study of negative pressure wound therapy in obese and diabetic patients

Dr. Susan Bleasdale Surgical site infections are a significant complication that can prevent proper wound healing, require expensive treatment and may even lead to death in severe cases. Patients with higher body mass indices and with diabetes have an increased risk of developing incision infections. With a $1.7 million, two-year grant from the [...]

By |2018-09-19T11:09:13-05:00September 19th, 2018|Department of Medicine|Comments Off on UIC to lead study of negative pressure wound therapy in obese and diabetic patients

UIC Department of Anesthesiology Continues the Celebration of the Global Healthcare Simulation Week

Healthcare Simulation Week (#HCSimWeek18) is a worldwide celebration of healthcare simulation. Dr. Christine Park, will also be conducting a Facebook Live session on the topic of ethics in simulation, Wednesday, September 19 th 11:30 –Noon CST Two new videos have been released that highlight the impact of simulation on Healthcare education especially at the University of Illinois. [...]

By |2018-10-09T08:30:25-05:00September 19th, 2018|Anesthesiology - News|Comments Off on UIC Department of Anesthesiology Continues the Celebration of the Global Healthcare Simulation Week

UIC celebrates second annual Healthcare Simulation Week

It wasn’t too long ago that a popular mantra for learning in health care was “see one, do one, teach one,” and usually the learning was on a real patient. Today, clinicians don’t learn skills on real patients. So, how do they learn? The answer lies in simulation — mannequins, trained actors and [...]

By |2018-09-26T09:03:15-05:00September 17th, 2018|News|Comments Off on UIC celebrates second annual Healthcare Simulation Week

First-ever guidelines for detecting, treating perimenopausal depression

It is well-recognized that women are at increased risk of depression during the postpartum period when hormone levels are changing, but the risk of depression associated with perimenopause — the time right before menopause when female hormones are in decline — remains under-recognized and clinical recommendations on how to diagnose and treat this kind [...]

By |2018-09-14T14:25:17-05:00September 14th, 2018|News|Comments Off on First-ever guidelines for detecting, treating perimenopausal depression

Point-of-care sensors to detect manganese from single drop of blood

Graduate students Elena Boselli and Zhishen Wu with UIC researcher Ian Papautsky. (Photo: Sharon Parmet) A three-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will enable researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago to develop portable, easy- to-use sensors that can detect toxic metals in a single drop of [...]

By |2018-09-14T14:18:03-05:00September 13th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Point-of-care sensors to detect manganese from single drop of blood