Alisha Loudon calls her daughter a miracle. But what is most extraordinary is Loudon’s medical journey to having her daughter. Based on the medical literature, women with her condition only have a 50 percent chance of surviving labor and delivery.
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Study Says Positive Life Outlook Possible After HIV Diagnosis
A new study reaffirms that some patients with HIV experience an improved quality of life following their diagnosis. Joel Tsevat, MD, principal investigator of the study, and a team of researchers from UC and the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center conducted two sets of interviews and completed chart reviews of 347 HIV outpatients from three U.S. cities from 2002 to 2004.
UC Resident Follows in Dad's Successful Footsteps
Jamey Osher, MD, 30, says he tried to avoid the unavoidable. “Everyone always expected that I would become an ophthalmologist, like my dad and grandfather, which is exactly why I resisted,” says the first-year resident in UC’s ophthalmology program. “As I spent time working with other ophthalmologists, I realized that this was the field I was really passionate about.”
University Hospital Recognized for Organ Donation Leadership
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognized UC Health
University Hospital for its leadership in organ donation with the
department’s Medal of Honor at the Fifth National Learning Congress on
Organ Donation and Transplantation held late September in Dallas.
Study Investigates How to Improve Care for Dialysis Patients
Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, was a co-investigator in a recent study that may lead to improved care for dialysis patients. In the clinical trial, investigational devices, used to create more precise vascular access connections for hemodialysis, were implanted in 10 patients requiring new arteriovenous fistulas, which connect the artery and the vein directly in dialysis patients.
UC Studies Windmills' Impact on Humans, Marine Mammals
As more communities look for cleaner sources of energy, they also want to make sure those technologies are safe for their inhabitants and surrounding environment. Those goals led two UC College of Allied Health Sciences researchers to the Rhode Island coast to study a windmill farm’s potential impact on humans and marine mammals.
Kotagal Honored for Efforts to Transform Health Care
Uma Kotagal, MD, is officially senior vice president for quality and transformation and director of the Center for Health Policy and Clinical Effectiveness at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Or, you can just call her the “change czar.”
CARE/Crawley Building Wins Award
UC’s Center for Academic and Research Excellence (CARE)/Crawley
Building has been selected for the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of
Architecture and Design Ameri-can Architecture Awards program for 2009.
December News Extras
UC’s department of family medicine was officially renamed the
department of family and community medicine at the Nov. 17, 2009, UC
Board of Trustees meeting.