“(Our study) illustrates the benefit of targeted therapy and selecting therapy for a specific genetic makeup,” first author Jose Pacheco, an assistant professor of medicine/medical oncology at CU School of Medicine, said.
“Unfortunately, gout research has been stalled for a while,” says rheumatologist Kevin Deane, an associate professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.
The University of Colorado Department of Medicine annual State of the Department talk was presented on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by David A. Schwartz, MD, Professor of Medicine and Immunology and Robert W. Schrier Chair of Medicine.
“We are expecting to start seeing more cases of the flu in the coming weeks as people are around more people than usual for holiday shopping, gatherings and travel,” according to Jean Kutner.
“When people say, ‘I can’t exercise because I’m short of breath,’ I say, ‘Great, what a wonderful thing, I want you to use that your advantage,’” said Andrew Freeman.
“It is commonly thought that the medical profession is more enlightened around parental support than other professions, but it really isn’t,” said the study’s lead author Emily Gottenborg
“It’s often cheaper to buy packages of many tests, which incentivizes people to get more tests than they need,” says Erik Wallace, associate dean of the Colorado Springs branch of the CU School of Medicine.
As of now, UCHealth is able to print a patient’s preferred and legal names and legal gender on wristbands, but is working to “incorporate additional functionality” within its electronic medical record system, said Micol Rothman.
“People have this association of hospice with death. If you can say let’s continue all these therapies you’re receiving now and add this wonderful layer of support - a 24/7 nurse, aid for bathing, social worker, etc. - that sounds great,” says Cari Levy.
Clinical trial results published in the journal Nature Medicine show 91 percent response rate to the combination of venetoclax with azacitidine in older adults newly diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
Marc Moss, vice chair of clinical research at the CU School of Medicine, noted that burnout is an occupational health problem and said it needs to be viewed that way.
Wallace leads a discussion for all graduating medical students at the University of Colorado each year about firearm risk reduction and how to counsel patients on safe storage practices.
“We like to get people back to as much as their daily life as we can,” said UCHealth Oncologist Peter Forsberg.
The American Heart Association (AHA) has awarded its Clinical Research Prize for 2018 to William R. Hiatt.
“Having children is a part of life. But millions of women give birth every year, and a percentage of them are getting breast cancer” Virginia Borges said.
“The DETOUR I trial showed excellent long-term safety in patients with advanced disease and extremely long, complex lesions, with venous health maintained at 18 months,” said Ehrin J. Armstrong.
“Although we generally think about high-risk patients, such as ACS patients, as a group, clinical characteristics are useful for risk stratification,” Marc P. Bonaca.
Matthew Wynia is one of those worried medical ethicists, and the director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.
“It really might come back to vascular dysfunction...we know that that happens, and perhaps it’s more long-term and permanent damage that’s happening in these patients” said Jessica Kendrick.
“Within 24 hours of taking the pill combination, patients were puffing less. Their sinuses were clearer. They had more energy,” Jennifer Taylor-Cousar