Tag: #ResearchID

Improving HIV Care: UNMC ID’s Telehealth Intervention Receives National Recognition

Earlier this month, the Specialty Care Clinic’s telehealth intervention plan was recognized and published as a ‘Best Practice’ on TargetHIV.org. This achievement follows from extensive research into existing patients utilizing the telehealth platform and confirmed that HIV care delivered via phone or video chat can be just as effective as care provided in a clinic for patients who prefer it. Read on for the details about Target HIV, best practices, and how the COVID-19 pandemic changed how effective HIV care could be offered at Nebraska Medicine.

Jun 1, 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

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: Chlamydia trachomatis

Microbe Monday is a monthly installment featuring a microbe of clinical or scientific importance. This month, in recognition of STI Awareness month, we discuss Chlamydia trachomatis. The following content was provided by Natalie Sturd and Dr. Elizabeth Rucks- experts in Chlamydial biology at UNMC.

Apr 24, 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

Research Digest: Research identifies how to improve ID healthcare

Research Digest is a periodic post summarizing the findings of a few recent articles published by our UNMC ID faculty surrounding a particular topic. These articles are linked below for full details on the work. This week, we discuss recent efforts by UNMC ID faculty to explore how we can make healthcare work better for patients, providers, and the community at large.

Mar 29, 2023

Recognizing Dr. Diana Florescu, Scientist Laureate

Last week Dr. Diana F. Florescu was honored at a celebration recognizing her recent achievement of being named the UNMC Scientist Laureate, the highest award UNMC bestows upon its researchers. Read on for more about Dr. Florescu’s recognition.

Jan 20, 2023

Beyond HIV: Applying Long-Acting Formulations to other Infectious Diseases

This post is part of an ongoing series on HIV/AIDS in recognition of HIV/AIDS awareness month 2022. In this series, we focus our posts on education, research, achievements, and medicine pertaining to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In our previous post, we reviewed the merits of long-acting HIV treatments as a recent breakthrough in HIV/AIDS medical research. […]

Dec 29, 2022

Long-Acting Formulations of Infectious Disease Treatments

oday, we feature a new supplement in Clinical Infectious Diseases, edited by UNMC ID’s Dr. Susan Swindells. This supplement contains articles chronicling and exploring the use of long-acting formulations in the treatment of infectious diseases.

Dec 20, 2022

Research Digest: Brains, Bones, and HIV

In this month’s research digest, we will cover recent work by UNMC ID faculty uncovering the link between HIV and various comorbidities associated with infection. HIV research is far from a new topic for this installment (see our previous HIV-focused research digests here and here), which speaks to the commitment of UNMC ID faculty to furthering HIV knowledge and research. Read on for a quick summary of two articles focused on HIV comorbidities dealing with brains and bones, namely HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder and bone fractures.

Dec 16, 2022