UI Hospitals and Clinics

August 2013

Bigger Lungs Improve Odds of Transplant Survival
August 1 – Health Magazine – UI researchers analyzed data from nearly 7,000 patients who underwent lung transplants in the United States between May 2005 and April 2010.
UI Children's Hospital Makes National News Remembering JFK's Son
August 7 – ABC News – It's been 50 years since JFK and Jacqueline Kennedy’s premature son, Patrick, died. Since then, research in the field of neonatology have saved millions of young lives. See how UI Children’s Hospital is part of this national story.
3-D Technology Making Strides in Breast Cancer Early Detection
August 13 – KWWL –The 3-D mammogram, tomosynthesis, takes images in layers, allowing doctors to view tissue in ways they couldn't before.
Drowsy Driving in the Morning
August 13 – New York Times – Matthew Rizzo, a UI professor of neurology, comments on the difficulty of assessing various factors on driver safety.
How the Ponseti Method Caught On
August 16 – MLive – In the 1940s, Dr. Ignacio Ponseti, a pediatric orthopedist at the University of Iowa, developed a method of stretching the tendon and casting to straighten the foot gradually.
Researchers Discover Toxin Responsible For Deadly Heart Disease
August 20 – Fox News – UI microbiologist Patrick Schlievert discusses new research showing that a toxin produced by staph bacteria is responsible for the deadly effects of infective endocarditis - a serious infection of heart valves.
Kidney 'Brothers' Are a Perfect Match
August 18 – Des Moines Register – It was a one-in-30,000 shot, but childhood friends cemented their friendship when one donated a kidney to the other.
UIHC LGBTQ Clinic Attracts New Patients
August 26 – Daily Iowan – Patients travel from across the state to receive care from the LGBTQ clinic at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Fruit Takes a Bite Out of Diabetes Risk
August 29 – Med Page Today – UI Research has shown that a substance in the waxy skins of apples, grapes, and other fruit can protect mice from diet-induced glucose intolerance.