Tag: #LearnID

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

Tools of the Trade: How Flowcharts can aid Quality Improvement in Healthcare

At UNMC ID, we are always proud of our leaders who strive to improve patient care daily. Last month, team members at Nebraska Medicine attended a mini-training led by Nichole Regan focusing on the utility of process mapping and flow charts in improving the quality of patient care.

Jul 25, 2023

Meeting Recap: 2023 Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit (Part 2)

The 2023 Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit was held on Friday, June 2, 2023 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in La Vista, NE. Read on for a recap of what was discussed!

Jul 19, 2023

Meeting Recap: 2023 Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit (Part 1)

The 2023 Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit was held on Friday, June 2, 2023 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in La Vista, NE. Read on for a recap of what was discussed!

Jul 17, 2023

Bench to Bedside: Rucks Laboratory uncovers elements of Chlamydial pathogenesis

‘Bench to Bedside’ is a new recurring segment exploring the basic science research conducted in infectious diseases right here at UNMC. This week, in recognition of STI Awareness Month, we feature the Rucks laboratory which studies chlamydial biology through the lens of infection. Special thanks to Natalie Sturd (left) and Dr. Rucks (right) for providing […]

Apr 27, 2023

Microbe Monday: Halteria, the Virus-eating Microbe

Microbe Monday is a monthly installment featuring a microbe of clinical or scientific importance. This month, we discuss Halteria sp. which, while not pathogenic to humans, sheds new light on the competition dynamics between microbes.

Feb 13, 2023

Microbe Monday: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Today, we start a new series of posts on the UNMC ID Blog: Microbe Monday. This is a monthly installment introducing the microbiology behind the pathogens routinely encountered in the clinic. While these posts are geared more towards education, recent research advances and interesting historical context should be broadly interesting to all readers. Our first microbe is the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Read on to learn more about this important pathogen.

Dec 13, 2022

Article Spotlight: Group A Streptococcus- Emerging Antibiotic Resistance and Treatment Options

The following content was provided by Dr. Jonathan Ryder who, along with Dr. Cort├ęs-Penfield, recently authored a fantastic article on this content in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. Infectious diseases clinicians have nightmares when thinking about necrotizing fasciitis and toxic shock syndrome from group A streptococcus (GAS), given the rapid progression and high mortality. Since […]

Oct 27, 2022

1st Nebraska ID Society Meeting Recap

In early September, the Nebraska Infectious Disease Society (NIDS) held its first meeting. Read on below for a fantastic recap of this meeting provided by UNMC ID’s Dr. Clayton Mowrer.

Oct 17, 2022

ID History: 100 Day Cough – The Discovery of Pertussis In Ancient China?

The battle between human and pathogen is one as old as time, often shaping our evolution as well as culture. However, with the relatively recent invention of modern medicine and the germ theory of disease, it is often difficult to peer back into time and assess which pathogens ancient civilization may have dealt with. The historical records are spotty, ambiguous, and written through the lens of a different understanding of disease. But every once in a while, we get lucky. That is exactly what has recently happened with a 1400 year old Chinese treatise recently translated into English which, among other things, describes an illness suspiciously similar to what we call pertussis (whooping cough). Read on for a quick digest of a fascinating article published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases describing a historical aspect of ID.

Oct 6, 2022