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Newswise: Study shows new surgical protective gear does not reduce surgical site infections

Study shows new surgical protective gear does not reduce surgical site infections

University of Alabama at Birmingham

A study from UAB published in JAMA Surgery on Feb. 12 indicates that use of surgical jackets and head covers known as bouffants in operating rooms does not reduce the incidence of surgical site infections.

Channels: All Journal News, Healthcare, Patient Safety, Surgery, JAMA,

Released:
14-Feb-2020 3:20 PM EST
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Newswise: New pathogenic mechanism for influenza NS1 protein found

New pathogenic mechanism for influenza NS1 protein found

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Researchers report the biological effects of influenza protein NS1 binding to RIG-I — the binding directly quiets the alarm that activates the cellular innate immunity defense against the infection. This is a newly described way for flu to antagonize the host cellular antiviral response.

Channels: All Journal News, Cell Biology, Infectious Diseases, Influenza, Grant Funded News,

Released:
14-Feb-2020 11:15 AM EST
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Love is in the air — or is it allergies?

University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB allergist Ed Boyd, M.D., shares some tips to avoid any risk of allergic reactions.

Channels: All Journal News, Allergies, Asthma, Valentine's Day,

Released:
14-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Injury study charts the unknown: Ultimate Frisbee

Injury study charts the unknown: Ultimate Frisbee

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Researchers at UAB have published the first look at injury rates of professional Ultimate athletes. As the flying disc sport surges in popularity, especially in children, understanding injury risk is vital.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Public Health, Sports,

Released:
12-Feb-2020 9:55 AM EST
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Newswise: Link between chronic kidney disease and heart failure is identified in patients

Link between chronic kidney disease and heart failure is identified in patients

University of Alabama at Birmingham

People with chronic kidney disease have a higher risk for heart disease and heart-disease death. Now, for the first time in humans, researchers have identified a pathological change that appears to link kidney disease to progressive heart disease.

Channels: All Journal News, Cardiovascular Health, Heart Disease, Kidney Disease, Grant Funded News,

Released:
3-Feb-2020 4:20 PM EST
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Newswise: Study shows huge fluctuations in the cost of orthobiologics

Study shows huge fluctuations in the cost of orthobiologics

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The use of orthobiologics is a hot trend in orthopaedics, but new research from UAB shows wide variability in cost for these therapies; which is troublesome for therapies that are yet to be conclusively proven effective.

Channels: All Journal News, Bone Health, Healthcare, Stem Cells, Surgery, Sports Medicine,

Released:
28-Jan-2020 12:35 PM EST
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How to train for a marathon

University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB orthopedic/sports medicine surgeon provides 10 useful tips on how to best train for a marathon.

Channels: All Journal News, Bone Health, Exercise and Fitness, Sports, Sports Medicine,

Released:
27-Jan-2020 4:40 PM EST
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Newswise: Human fetal lungs harbor a microbiome signature

Human fetal lungs harbor a microbiome signature

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The lungs and placentas of fetuses in the womb — as young as 11 weeks after conception — already show a bacterial microbiome signature, which suggests that bacteria may colonize the lungs well before birth. How the microbes or microbial products reach those organs before birth is not known.

Channels: All Journal News, Immunology, Microbiome, OBGYN, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Staff Picks,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 12:50 PM EST
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