UI Hospitals and Clinics

November 2012

Football Caused One-Third of Concussions at Iowa Universities Last Year
November 3 - Cedar Rapids Gazette - Student-athletes at Iowa’s three state universities suffered twice as many concussions in practice as they did in games or competitions in 2011-2012, according to a Gazette review. Dr. Andy Peterson leads a UI concussion clinic every Monday for student-athletes with fresh concussions and those who have ongoing concussion care.
New Pacemaker Technique Receives National Notice
November 2 - Quad-City Times - Dr. Michael Giudici has been practicing a new technique to insert pacemakers in heart patients at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for six weeks.
UI Takes on #1 Cause of Incurable Blindness in Western World
November 12 - CBS 2 KGAN - Researchers are using resources available at UI including the world's largest stem cell collection, DNA collection, and eye bank to improve sight for those suffering from Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
AAO: Gene Tests Not Shown Helpful for Eye Diseases
November 12 - MedPage Today - Edwin Stone, MD, PhD, chair of the genetic testing task force for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and UI professor of ophthalmology discusses the lack of effectiveness of existing tests for age-related macular degeneration.
A Second Chance at Life
November 20 - Press-Citizen - In November 2010, MaryChrista Nappi underwent a grueling double-lung transplant at UI Hospitals and Clinics, the only hospital in the state that performs the procedure and one of just 52 nationally. Today, Nappi is in good health and leads an active lifestyle.
Doctors Reattach Man's Arm Just in Time for Thanksgiving
November 21 - KCRG - Roger Batchelder of La Porte City left UI Hospitals and Clinics just three weeks after nearly losing part of an arm during a tree-cutting accident near his home
La Porte City Man's Hand Saved Following Chainsaw Accident
November 21 - KWWL - Roger Batchelder's hand was successfully re-attached after a chainsaw severed his hand last month. He has been recovering at UI Hospitals and Clinics since the October 31 accident.
La Porte City Man's Hand Saved After Tree Accident
November 25 - WCF Courier - Roger Batchelder was clearing trees from his neighbor's property on Halloween when the wind changed directions and the trunk of a tree began falling toward him.
UIHC Doctor's New Pacemaker Procedure Draws National & International Attention
November 16 - KCRG - Dr. Michael Giudici created a new procedure that eliminates the scarring from a pacemaker implantation. The new technique changes the placement of the pacemaker and only requires two small incisions.
Deadly 'Superbugs' Invade U.S. Health Care Facilities
November 29 - USA Today - Eli Perencevich, a professor and infectious-disease doctor with UI Health Care, comments on infections caused by deadly antibiotic-resistant "superbug," noting "we are entering the post-antibiotic era; that's a very big problem."
Tests Help Keep Hearts Beating, But Most Iowa Hospitals Don't Offer Them
November 30 - Des Moines Register - A pulse oximetry screening, a test measuring oxygen levels in newborns' blood administered at UI Hospitals and Clinics, costs $4 and saves lives.

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