UI Hospitals and Clinics

December 2012

Heart Devices Hamper Kids' Quality of Life
December 5 - MedPage Today - Dianne Atkins, MD, a UI Children's Hospital pediatric cardiac electrophysiologist, discusses results of a study finding a lower perceived quality of life among pediatric patients with implanted cardiac devices, and what it means for health care professionals.
Newborn Beats the Odds at UI Hospitals and Clinics
December 8 - Cedar Rapids Gazette - When her water broke on Sept. 1, just more than 20 weeks into her pregnancy, Alicia Ames feared her baby would not make it. But since her delivery on Nov. 24, baby Noelle has been doing well.
Fatal Strokes Strike Distressed Seniors
December 13 - MedPage Today - Jess Fiedorowicz, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology, discusses the findings of study that determined depression, stress, and a negative outlook on life among older individuals appears to predict their risk of dying from a stroke.
UI Study Shows More Hospitalized Children Surviving Cardiac Arrest
December 18 - Cedar Rapids Gazette - Three times as many children are surviving in-hospital cardiac arrest than they did one decade ago, according to a University of Iowa-led study of hospitals using resuscitation guidelines from the American Heart Association.
Inpatient Cardiac Arrest Less Deadly for Kids
December 18 - MedPage Today - Survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest has improved in recent years among pediatric patients, without a worsening of neurological outcomes among the survivors, Saket Girotra, MD and colleagues found.