UI Hospitals and Clinics

November 2012

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.
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.
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.
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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