Category: Research

Research Digest: Antimicrobial Strategies

Research Digest is a periodic installment that recognizes the world-class clinical research performed right here at UNMC ID. Today, we review two articles covering novel antimicrobial efforts or discoveries that may help us better treat different infectious pathologies. As always, check out the linked full articles for more details.

Mar 19, 2024

Research Digest: Clinical Trials for COVID-19

Research Digest is a periodic installment that recognizes the world-class clinical research performed right here at UNMC ID. Today, we review three articles covering clinical trials that evaluate new drugs for the treatment of COVID-19, using three different approaches. As always, check out the linked full articles for more details.

Feb 21, 2024

Publication Alert: Improving Treatment of COVID-19 in Immunocompromised Individuals

This just in! A new article published last month by Dr. Andre Kalil outlines an effective measure to treat COVID-19 in immunocompromised individuals at elevated risk of serious disease from this infection. See below for a quick digest of the article, and read the full story at the linked webpage.

Jan 31, 2024

Research Digest: Improving the Practice of ID

Research Digest is a periodic installment that recognizes the world-class clinical research performed right here at UNMC ID. Today, we review three articles covering the efforts to utilize research to improve the way we practice medicine, from optimizing the work environment to making it easier to find the most up-to-date recommendations. As always, check out […]

Jan 17, 2024

Research Digest: Advancing Transplant ID

Research Digest is a periodic installment that recognizes the world-class clinical research performed right here at UNMC ID. Today, we review three articles covering the infectious complications of organ transplants. As always, check out the linked full articles for more details.

Nov 8, 2023

Research Digest: Antimicrobial Advances (Part 2)

Research Digest is a periodic installment that recognizes the world-class clinical research performed right here at UNMC ID. Last time, we reviewed two articles covering advances in antibiotic and antimicrobial medications. This week, we feature three more articles from UNMC exploring the pharmaceutical treatment of different infectious diseases with wide-reaching implications. As always, be sure to check out the linked full articles for more details

Oct 26, 2023

Research Digest: Antimicrobial Advances at UNMC

Research Digest is a periodic installment that recognizes the world-class clinical research performed right here at UNMC ID. This week, we feature two articles exploring the pharmaceutical treatment of two different infectious diseases with wide-reaching implications. As always, be sure to check out the linked full articles for more details.

Aug 24, 2023

Research Digest: Ventilator-Associated Events

Research Digest is a periodic installment that recognizes the world-class clinical research performed right here at UNMC ID. This week, we feature three articles exploring infectious complications associated with ventilator use. As always, be sure to check out the linked full articles for more details.

Jun 14, 2023

Research Digest: UNMC ID Publishes STI Research

Research Digest is a periodic installment that recognizes the world-class clinical research performed right here at UNMC ID. This post is also the last in a series of posts recognizing STI awareness week/month with quick summaries of recent articles on monkeypox and HIV published by UNMC ID faculty. As always, check out the full articles linked in each digest.

May 4, 2023

Blood Culture Contamination? Can We Do Better? UNMC Investigates

What are blood cultures? Blood cultures are a key diagnostic test for persons with sepsis and bacteremia where organisms are grown in the laboratory from patient blood samples to identify the causative agent of infection. Unfortunately, approximately 2-3% of cultures are contaminated, usually with common commensal skin microorganisms. Contaminated blood cultures can “trick” caregivers and […]

Apr 6, 2023

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